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UK regulations: High timeJun 23, 2018
...Medical cannabis: High time The government is set to allow the medical use of cannabis THE terrible suffering of Billy Caldwell, a ##-year-old boy with epilepsy, seems to have forced the government into a landmark concession over its...
UK politics: A rebellion stalledJun 23, 2018
...Brexit and Parliament: A rebellion stalled Theresa May finally fends off Tory rebels to get the EU withdrawal bill through. But she still faces problems over Brexit in Parliament--and in Brussels ATTEMPTS to defeat a government in the House...
UK economy: Theresa May's sticking-plasterJun 23, 2018
...The NHS at ##: Theresa May¡¯s sticking-plaster Birthday celebrations for the NHS belie the health service's problems ON JULY #th #### Sylvia Beckingham was admitted to Park Hospital in Greater Manchester. The ##-year-old was the...
China economy: A tale of 19 mega-citiesJun 23, 2018
...Urbanisation: A tale of ## mega-cities The country tries to reshape itself into a series of conurbations CHINA'S urbanisation is a marvel. The population of its cities has quintupled over the past ## years, reaching ###m. By ####...
Europe politics: Save our SchengenJun 23, 2018
...Charlemagne: Save our Schengen Europe's passport-free zone faces a grim future FIVE junior politicians, chuckling away on a pleasure boat. There is only one known photo of the day, in ####, when Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany and the...
France Politics: From solidarity to solitaryJun 23, 2018
...France's Socialists: From solidarity to solitary A veteran party finds that its supporters have fled THE ##th-century mansion on the chic left bank of Paris, with its tiled floors and sweeping stone staircase, was for decades an iconic...
Germany politics: Merkel's moment of perilJun 23, 2018
...The politics of migration in Germany: Merkel's moment of peril A Bavarian uprising threatens the chancellor's hold on power GERMANY'S centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) can move fast and brutally against a leader whose time is...
Germany business: Innocence lostJun 23, 2018
...German military drones: Innocence lost Europe's bastion of pacifism joins the dash for pilotless war planes TO THE relief of commanders and the dismay of pacifists, Germany's armed forces have crossed a threshold. On June ##th a Bundestag...
Turkey politics: Can anyone stop Erdogan?Jun 23, 2018
...Turkey¡¯s elections: Can anyone stop Erdogan? Opposition leaders have a chance of ending, or at least crimping, the president's increasingly autocratic rule MUHAMMAD SHEIKHOUNI came to Turkey from Syria in ####, long before his native country plunged into...
World regulations: Wary scoutsJun 23, 2018
...Alternative data: Wary scouts Hedge funds start to worry about the legal risks of alternative datasets "QUANT" (quantitative) hedge funds, which craft elaborate algorithms to make trading decisions, rely on access to information. That used to mean market data, such...
US/China economy: Trading peace for warJun 23, 2018
...Free exchange: Trading peace for war Sino-American interdependence has been a force for geopolitical stability IN THE ####s America and Europe had a trade dispute over bananas. No one worried that tanks might soon roll as a result. But...
World finance: Fed and FedericoJun 23, 2018
...Emerging markets: Fed and Federico Why emerging markets get in a tizz about their currencies IMAGINE if Milton Friedman had been put in charge of a central bank, only to lose his job for expanding the money supply too quickly...
France/Germany economy: A modest proposalJun 23, 2018
...Reforming the euro zone: A modest proposal At last, France and Germany have a common position on reform THE president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, likes to compare the euro zone to a house in need of repair...
Sweden economy: Keep the roof onJun 23, 2018
...Sweden¡¯s housing market: Keep the roof on Giddy prices and rising household debt are testing policymakers ULF DANIELSSON is thinking of buying a holiday home--or even a new house, so that he, his wife and two children can...
US/China economy: Planning manoeuvresJun 23, 2018
...US-China trade (#): Planning manoeuvres China considers its response to Donald Trump's proposed tariffs FOR now, at least, when speaking of the trade dispute with America, China's government is taking a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger...
World economy: Missing the busJun 23, 2018
...Public transport: Missing the bus Public transport is declining in many wealthy cities. Blame remote working, Uber, cheap car loans and the internet JUANA, who came to America from Guatemala, used to take the bus to and from cleaning jobs...
US/Europe politics: Separation anxietyJun 23, 2018
...Immigration: Separation anxiety When immigration policies clash with values, the values usually win IN TEXAS an infant is separated from his mother by the federal government to deter others from coming. In the Mediterranean a boat with some ### migrants...
Mexico politics: Mexico's answer to Donald TrumpJun 23, 2018
...Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: Mexico's answer to Donald Trump There are many reasons to worry about Mexico's most likely next president THESE days Mexicans agree on two things. Their football team's victory over Germany on June ##th...
China politics: A Chinese lakeJun 23, 2018
...Banyan: A Chinese lake China has broken its promise, militarised the South China Sea and got away with it LESS than three years ago, Xi Jinping stood with Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House and lied...
India politics: City bickersJun 23, 2018
...Administering India's capital: City bickers The national government and the city of Delhi are feuding AMONG the world's megacities, Delhi, India's capital, has a good claim to several dubious distinctions: foulest air, hottest summer, most precarious water...