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Greece politics: The twilight of SyrizaMar 23, 2019
...Greece: The twilight of Syriza Greece's radical left-wing ruling party is headed for electoral defeat. But it has governed better than many feared FOR A MAN facing imminent electoral extinction Alexis Tsipras, the ##-year-old prime minister...
EU industry: Challenging adtech - See you in courtMar 23, 2019
...Challenging adtech: See you in court Three challenges to the way that the internet traffics in attention THE EU'S GENERAL Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has opened the way for a range of complaints about online advertising auctions. A British...
Germany business: Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank - Urged to mergeMar 23, 2019
...Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank: Urged to merge After months of speculation, the two lenders start talking SO MUCH FOR the sepulchral calm of a German Sunday. On March ##th, after months of prodding from the German government and chatter in...
World politics: White nationalist terrorism - No safe placesMar 23, 2019
...White nationalist terrorism: No safe places A solitary killer in Christchurch is part of a global movement HE SEEMS to have been a classic "lone wolf". As far as police can tell, the man who murdered ## worshippers, and critically...
EU regulations: Europe takes on the tech giantsMar 23, 2019
...Regulating tech giants: Europe takes on the tech giants To understand the future of Silicon Valley, cross the Atlantic "THE BIRTHDAY of a new world is at hand." Ever since Thomas Paine penned those words in ####, America has seen...
MEA politics: Protests in the Arab world - Talk of springMar 23, 2019
...Protests in the Arab world: Talk of spring Protests are making a comeback in the Arab world, but there are reasons they haven't gone viral THE MANTRA of the Arab spring is back. "The people want the regime to...
US industry: Recycling markets - A rubbish ideaMar 23, 2019
...Recycling markets: A rubbish idea New deposits on drinks containers may, perversely, hurt recycling JUAN IS GRATEFUL for New York's bottle bill, which imposes a refundable nickel deposit on bottles and cans of water, soda and beer. He and...
US politics: Watching the watchmenMar 23, 2019
...Policing: Watching the watchmen The Windy City's troubled police force gets federal oversight "FOR ME, NOTHING'S gonna change," says a police sergeant, hands on hips, huddled with colleagues in a station in a scruffy, violent district on Chicago...
World industry: Drivers wantedMar 23, 2019
...Bartleby: Drivers wanted Ride-hailing apps try to burnish their image IS THERE AN app for cognitive dissonance? Most consumers who have tried ride-hailing services find them cheap and convenient. But many worry that, because drivers are classified as...
US business: Boeing and the FAA - Flying too closelyMar 23, 2019
...Boeing and the FAA: Flying too closely After two fatal crashes in five months, fingers are pointing at Boeing's regulator AMERICA'S AIRCRAFT-SAFETY regulator has been the industry's gold standard since it was set up in the...
India business: Motorcycles - Back on a rollMar 23, 2019
...Indian motorcycles: Back on a roll A cult two-wheeler reflects the stops and starts of Indian capitalism WHEN THE new Jawa motorcycle was unveiled last November, two years after the once-popular two-wheeler's return to India was...
World business: SoftBank and technology investments - Vision 2.0Mar 23, 2019
...SoftBank and technology investments: Vision #.# As Masayoshi Son prepares to raise $###bn for a second huge technology fund, its precursor faces scrutiny IT BEGAN WITH one of the most lucrative investment pitches in history. In September #### Masayoshi...
Americas politics: Mausoleum of broken institutionsMar 23, 2019
...Bello: Mausoleum of broken institutions Why Prosur is not the way to unite South America IT IS NOT often that a country pulls out of an international organisation of which it is the host. Yet that is what Ecuador's...
Canada politics: Trudeau's woes - Down, not outMar 23, 2019
...Trudeau's woes: Down, not out A new budget seems unlikely to make voters forget a swirling scandal WHEN JUSTIN TRUDEAU formed his first cabinet after winning an election in ####, it was a triumphant affair. The prime-minister-elect...
New Zealand politics: A distorted mirrorMar 23, 2019
...Banyan: A distorted mirror The Christchurch massacre has challenged New Zealanders' image of themselves "THIS ISN'T New Zealand" has become a national refrain. After a white supremacist's attack on mosques in Christchurch, a shocked country is mourning the...
India economy: Mumbai's bridges - CrumblingMar 23, 2019
...Mumbai's bridges: Crumbling A tragedy exposes neglect and disarray in the city government THE TEEMING commuter trains in Mumbai have received a modest overhaul in recent years. Coaches have been redesigned to offer better ventilation; the hard, angular seats...
Japan industry: Personal seals in Japan - For the chopMar 23, 2019
...Personal seals in Japan: For the chop Will digitisation stamp out a national icon? DUST SETTLES over the shelves in Fujio Kawasaki's shop. Customers once sought out this corner of Tokyo for quality hanko, the personal seals Japanese use...
India politics: No tactic is too underhandMar 23, 2019
...Indian politics: No tactic is too underhand Dirty tricks--and worse--mar the election campaign WHEN YOU are on the run from a murder rap, what better place to take refuge than with the ruling party? Or so reckon Amit...
Kazakhstan politics: A showman exitsMar 23, 2019
...Kazakhstan: A showman exits The president resigns, but clearly plans to keep pulling strings ONCE A STRONGMAN has been in power for ## years, it is reasonable to assume he will leave office only in a coup or a coffin...
North Korea politics: Deity in a T-shirtMar 23, 2019
...North Korean propaganda: Deity in a T-shirt Kim Jong Un's apologists are changing their style, if not their tune NORTH KOREANS did not hear about Kim Jong Un's first known visit to China, only a year ago...