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Transforming cities with technology | The Economist

Transforming cities with technology | The Economist

Cities are growing faster than at any time in history, straining services and infrastructure. Technology-driven advances are at the forefront of solving this age-old problem Click...

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Liberalism: where did it come from and are its days numbered? | The Economist

Liberalism has been the dominant political philosophy in the West for more than 200 years. Populists say liberals are too elite and are out of touch with ordinary people. Here's what you need...

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Putin's games with the West | The Economist

As presidential elections take place in Russia, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov talks about the games President Putin is playing with the West. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on...

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The struggles for independence and the impact of redrawing borders | The Economist

From Catalonia to Kurdistan and Quebec, many people are demanding independence. What does it take to transform a cultural identity into a nation-state? And what is the impact? Click here to...

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The rise of the refugee startup | The Economist

Refugee camps are unlikely hotbeds of untapped entrepreneurial talent. The UN estimates that there are 3000 businesses inside the Zaatari camp in Jordan, generating $13m per month, even though...

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How powerful is your passport? | The Economist

Passports can tell you a lot about a country. Colour can be a statement of national identity, state religion, or international co-operation. But not all passports are equal. Click here to...

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What does a politician's hair say about them? | The Economist

What does a politician's hair say about them? It can sometimes define their political persona more powerfully than any other feature. Our political cartoonist, KAL, explains how. Click here...

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Xi Jinping, China's president, is the world's most powerful man | The Economist

Is Xi Jinping the worlds most powerful man? The world's balance of power is shifting. For the past five years president Xi Jinping, China's leader, has ruled with an iron fist and has been...

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Why does time pass? | The Economist

The equations of physics suggest time should be able to go backwards as well as forwards. Experience suggests, though, that it cannot. Why? And is time travel really possible? Click here to...

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Obesity: not just a rich-world problem | The Economist

Obesity is a global problem, but more people are getting fatter in developing countries than anywhere else. If current trends continue, obese children will soon outnumber those who are undernourish...

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Welcome to the startup jungle | The Economist

Most new companies fail. What does it take for young entrepreneurs around the world to thrive in a startup hub? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2A1ieeK...

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Osaka: sushi, tattoos, and a flourishing nightlife | The Economist

Japan's second city has become the country's fastest growing tourist hotspot. Famed for its food, Osaka stands apart from other cities in Japan. A sushi chef, a poet and a tattoo artist show...

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What to expect in 2018, according to The Economist

With only three weeks left in 2017, The Economist is looking ahead. The magazine's Executive Editor, Daniel Franklin joins CBSN to discuss what to expect in 2018 from Pyongyang to Silicon Valley.

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Is the pope head of the world's most powerful government? | The Economist

Is the pope head of the world's most powerful government? The pope represents over one billion people, his government has a permanent presence at the United Nations and he runs the oldest diplomati...

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Brexit could end the age of \

Brexit is not only a concern for Britain's economic future, it's also threatening the country's “street cred”: 2018 could mark the end of “Cool Britannia”. Click here to subscribe...

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Trump in two minutes | The Economist

President Donald Trump has spent one year in office. But what exactly has he achieved? Here's a two-minute snapshot of his presidency so far. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on...

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The Balfour Declaration's impact, 100 years on | The Economist

The Balfour Declaration was penned 100 years ago, but its legacy still resonates in the Middle East today. How did a letter, only 67-words long, ignite 100 years of conflict? Click here to...

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The 2018 World Cup could lead to conflict on and off the pitch | The Economist

The football World Cup in Russia will be the biggest sporting event of 2018. President Vladimir Putin will use the tournament to further his geopolitical goals. Click here to subscribe to...

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How free electricity would change the world | The Economist

Imagine if heating and powering homes became free in the next decade. What would that mean for the world? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AjsewG Daily...

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Could blockchain save the Amazon rainforest? | The Economist

Blockchain technology can do more than underpin crypto-currencies—it could help save the Amazon rainforest by stopping so called “biopirates” from plundering its biological riches. If...

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Wooden skyscrapers could be the future for cities | The Economist

Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made...

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Should three-parent families be legally recognised? | The Economist

What does a modern family look like? The Economist's Matt Steinglass travels to the Netherlands where multiple-parent families–with up to four parents–could be recognised by law. Click...

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Russian spies in America, then and now | The Economist

Russia is accused of trying to influence the US election, which led to the Trump presidency. In a rare interview one of the Soviet Union's highest-ranking KGB spies talks about the long-standing...

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Donald Trump’s big test in 2018 | The Economist

Donald Trump will face his biggest test as president in November 2018. A bad result in the mid-term elections could lead to his impeachment. Can Mr Trump unite and rally Republican voters?...

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Religion, faith and the role they play today | The Economist

Religion and faith are an integral part of people's lives worldwide. But in many countries the number of people who believe in God is in decline. We examine the changing role of religion...

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Can extreme poverty ever be eradicated? | The Economist

Poverty rates have fallen faster in the past 30 years than at any other time on record. The UN wants extreme poverty to disappear by 2030. We assess the data to see if this is achievable. ...

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Space tourism will lift-off in 2018 | The Economist

Space tourism will take-off in 2018. As the race between spaceflight companies Virgin Galactic and SpaceX heats up, those who can afford it will be able to travel to low Earth orbit and possibly...

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The Economics Behind Music Festivals | The Economist

Music festivals attract 32 million revellers annually around the world. That adds up to an industry worth nearly $10bn a year. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib...

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Megachange: the world in 2050 | The Economist

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Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating wind farms. Meanwhile, one small German...

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Why are women paid less than men? | The Economist

The gender pay gap is not caused by women earning less than men for the same job. It is largely because women choose different careers and suffer a “motherhood penalty”'. Click here...

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Open borders: the long-term perks and pitfalls | The Economist

Open borders could see global GDP rocket, but free movement around the world could have its downsides. We imagine a borderless world Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://eco...

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The climate-change experiment | The Economist

Climate-change experts are researching ways to cool down the planet using geoengineering. How could spraying chemicals into the stratosphere help counteract global warming? Click here to subscribe...

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