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23 марта, 19:19

How Republicans’ new health plan would affect American incomes

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PITY the poor Republicans. For the past four nationwide American elections, their rallying cry has been the outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Now, with nearly complete control of government in the party’s hands, the promise has come due.

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23 марта, 19:09

Terrorist atrocities in western Europe

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ON MARCH 22nd, exactly one year after a series of suicide bombings killed 32 civilians in Brussels, a terrorist attacked central London. The British-born man drove a car along the pavement across Westminster Bridge, killing at least two people and leaving around 40 injured.

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22 марта, 20:51

Brexit: Not so hard but not so easy

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A NEW report by Britain's National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) shows that the public’s expectation of what Brexit means is more complex than can be deduced by the simple in/out voting choice offered in last June’s referendum.

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21 марта, 17:43

Measuring the cost of living worldwide

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SINGAPORE retains its title as the world’s most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year, according to the latest cost-of-living survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit, our sister company.

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20 марта, 22:34

A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad

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KEEPING voters happy is the lifeblood of any ambitious politician’s career. So they may want to pay attention to a report, released to mark “World Happiness Day” on March 20th, from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a UN body, and the Ernesto Illy Foundation, a non-profit.

17 марта, 19:41

Donald Trump’s “America First” budget would make deep cuts to domestic programmes

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STEPHEN BANNON, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, famously promised the “deconstruction of the administrative state”. On March 16th, the Trump administration took its first step toward achieving Mr Bannon’s vision by proposing a budget that makes steep cuts to domestic programmes. Not all departments would suffer.

16 марта, 18:49

Dutch election results

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IN THE wake of the electoral victories of the Brexit campaign and Donald Trump, right-wing populism in the rich world has appeared unstoppable. In both the Netherlands and France, conservative nationalists have consistently led polls. However, these movements’ momentum seems to have been halted at last.

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15 марта, 21:39

The minimum age of criminal responsibility continues to divide opinion

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COMMON law has long held that committing a crime requires both a prohibited act and a “mens rea”, or “guilty mind”—the criminal knowing that the act was wrong. There is no global consensus regarding the youngest age at which a child can be deemed to have such intent, and thus can be tried and convicted of a criminal offence.

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15 марта, 00:20

Why Britain’s House of Lords sought to amend the Brexit bill

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ON MARCH 13th Britain’s Parliament approved a bill authorising the government to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, the first formal step of the legal process for leaving the European Union.

13 марта, 18:09

Asian countries are eating more wheat

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SO CENTRAL is rice to life in Asia that in many countries, rather than asking “how are you?” people ask, “have you eaten rice yet?” Around 90% of the world’s rice is consumed in Asia—60% of it in China, India and Indonesia alone. In every large country except Pakistan, Asians eat more rice than the global average.

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10 марта, 18:49

The gender gap in science

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THE week of March 8th, which is International Women’s Day, is the peak time of the year for assessing progress towards gender equality. One area where women still appear to face daunting career obstacles is the sciences.

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09 марта, 20:51

Global house prices

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PROPERTY is as safe as houses, at least until the roof falls in. Our latest tally of global housing markets shows that American house prices have recovered to a new nominal high, and that in Spain and Ireland, prices are again rising at a decent clip.