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23 мая, 19:49

Donald Trump releases his full budget proposal

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ONE way Donald Trump distinguished himself from a crowded Republican primary field was by promising to maintain spending on the federal government’s “entitlement” programmes in healthcare and pensions.

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22 мая, 19:58

America’s car market has stalled

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ON MAY 22nd the Ford Motor Company, America’s second-largest carmaker, announced it had dismissed its boss, Mark Fields. James Hackett, the head of the carmaker’s autonomous-vehicles unit, will now take the wheel.

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19 мая, 15:38

What to expect in Iran’s presidential election today

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SINCE the Islamic revolution of 1979, Iran has been a curious mixture of theocracy and democracy. Every four years, it goes through a great bout of electioneering to choose a new president among candidates pre-selected by a group of clerics.

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18 мая, 16:54

Our general election poll tracker

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The Economist's poll tracker comprises an overall rolling average from several polls and a breakdown of the headline figure by three different variables (sex, age and social grade).

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18 мая, 15:54

Mapping the manifestos

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FOR once, British voters can hardly complain that the parties are all the same. Jeremy Corbyn has taken Labour far to the left with a plan to re-nationalise industries and spend billions on public services, including free university education. Theresa May's Conservatives are focused on executing a hard Brexit.

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17 мая, 16:13

Think wine connoisseurship is nonsense? Blind-tasting data suggest otherwise

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“WINE tasting is bullshit”, proclaimed Robbie Gonzalez of the i09 blog a few years ago. Citing a series of academic studies, he argued—in rather more colourful language than their authors’—that there was no substance to the assessments of a wine′s quality made by wine “experts”, or their overblown language.

16 мая, 19:00

The world is more stable than the news suggests

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2016 was a dismal year for liberal internationalism. Britain voted to leave the European Union; Donald Trump was elected as America’s president and the grip of authoritarians tightened in China, Russia and Turkey.

15 мая, 21:35

Ransomware attacks were on the rise, even before the latest episode

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THE internet is wonderfully useful. The autodidact no longer needs a library. The film aficionado can live without a cinema. But life is easier for the extortionist as well, who can rob hundreds of thousands of people at once while still in pyjamas.

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12 мая, 21:28

Even Britain’s youngsters have a cynical view of the EU

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FEW variables predict the British public’s views on Europe better than age. In the Brexit referendum last year, a mere 36% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to leave the European Union, compared with 82% of those over 55.

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11 мая, 23:54

Theresa May has older voters to thank for her mammoth polling lead

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BRITAIN’S general election is just four weeks away, and the campaign is proving to be one of the least suspenseful in modern memory. With about a 20-percentage-point lead in the polls, the Conservative Party is all but guaranteed to maintain its majority; the only debate revolves around just how large it will be.

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11 мая, 01:03

Tracking James Comey’s downfall

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ON MAY 9th Donald Trump sacked James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Mr Comey was caught unawares: his termination letter was delivered to his office while he was travelling, and he reportedly thought it was a prank when informed of the news.

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09 мая, 20:03

Apocalyptic fiction and the Doomsday Clock

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THE apocalypse is fertile ground for writers. From the popular fiction of John Wyndham and Stephen King to the work of Pulitzer- and Booker-prize winners like Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood, the apocalypse and its aftermath have been reimagined in various ways. The Doomsday Clock is another touchstone of apocalyptic fear.