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17 ноября, 22:05

Over-friendly, or sexual harassment? It depends partly on whom you ask

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN was the tip of a very large iceberg. In the month since allegations of sexual assault against the prominent film producer became public, a series of powerful men have been accused of sexual assault and harassment of co-workers.

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16 ноября, 19:39

The Trump tax cuts fall far short of Ronald Reagan’s reforms

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IN THE annals of modern American economic policymaking, among the most revered pieces of legislation is the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

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15 ноября, 19:39

Republicans believe that America is now more respected under Donald Trump

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ONE YEAR after the election of Donald Trump, does the world respect America more, or less? A recent survey by the Pew Research Centre, a think-tank, finds that Americans’ responses to this seemingly empirical question differ greatly across party lines.

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14 ноября, 18:19

Britain may be through the worst of its bout of inflation

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SINCE November 2015 the pound has depreciated by over 15% against other currencies, mainly because of worries caused by last year’s Brexit referendum. As the cost of imports has risen, inflation has jumped. Figures released on November 14th showed that in October consumer-price inflation was 3%, the joint-highest level since 2012.

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13 ноября, 21:17

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border leaves hundreds dead

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AS EARTHQUAKES go, it was far from the world’s strongest, with a magnitude of 7.3. Nonetheless, it was the deadliest quake so far in 2017, killing about 400 people and injuring 7,000. A further 70,000 are reported to be homeless.

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10 ноября, 18:20

Donald Trump is crushing it on Twitter

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ONE year after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in America’s presidential election of 2016, objective indicators of his job performance are poor. His approval rating of 37% is lower than that of any other commander-in-chief nine months into a term since the advent of modern polling.

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09 ноября, 20:24

What porn and listings sites can tell us about Britain’s gay population

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HALF a century after Britain’s Parliament passed the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts, gay life is flourishing more than ever.

08 ноября, 21:35

In much of sub-Saharan Africa, mobile phones are more common than access to electricity

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A DECADE after mobile phones began to spread in Africa, they have become commonplace even in the continent’s poorest countries. In 2016 two-fifths of people in sub-Saharan Africa had mobile phones. Their rapid spread has beaten all sorts of odds. In most African countries, less than half the population has access to electricity.

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07 ноября, 20:11

Where is life in old age both longer and healthier?

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“IN THE end, it is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years,” goes the saying. Many people fear that a trade-off between the two is inevitable: they may live to a very old age, but their final years may be spent in wretched health.

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06 ноября, 18:02

A mass shooting at a church in Texas has left at least 26 dead

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ON SUNDAY, November 5th, shortly after the start of morning service, a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. At least 26 people died, and around 20 more were injured.

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02 ноября, 20:11

Attitudes to same-sex relationships around the world

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IN THE West, few civil-rights movements have prevailed so quickly and comprehensively as the campaign for gay rights. In America, support for same-sex marriage has shot up from 27% to 64% since 1996—faster than the rise in acceptance of interracial marriage beginning in the late 1960s.

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02 ноября, 18:41

Jerome Powell will be the next Fed chair

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THE wait is over. On November 2nd Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Jerome Powell, a former investment banker and current Federal Reserve governor, as the next chairman of America’s central bank.