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What’s the real reason for Joe Biden’s Brexit threats?

September 20, 2020 8:13 am

All of this is what Biden, a fifth-generation Irish American, would call ‘malarkey’

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Merkel ally claims ‘Britain is joining the ranks of despots’

September 20, 2020 7:16 am

Detlef Seif had some choice words for the UK government

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The growing case for T cell COVID immunity

September 19, 2020 12:14 pm

Several studies bring into question a central assumption of the global response to COVID-19

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Is ‘social distancing’ effective in the fight against COVID?

September 19, 2020 10:15 am

There is substantial evidence that humans prefer to keep each other at a distance of at least a yard

Pompeo’s principles

September 18, 2020 6:14 pm

Talking policy, paradigms and turning Trump’s instincts into reality

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Fox trot: Liam Fox’s plan for a free trade revolution

September 18, 2020 1:03 pm

The British candidate for WTO chief on Brexit and why Britain should join the CPTPP

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Where’s Boris?

September 17, 2020 3:35 pm

This is not the effervescent, bombastic, energizing leader MPs thought they’d elected

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Sweden’s new epidemic: clan-based crime

September 17, 2020 12:59 pm

A summer of violence has left even jaded Swedes reeling

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Why the Japanese love wearing facemasks

September 17, 2020 12:44 pm

Hiding the face stimulates the erotic imagination in Japan

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How the EU is breaking its own Lisbon Treaty

September 17, 2020 9:21 am

Since March, all six sittings of the European Parliament have been transferred from Strasbourg to Brussels

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Germany is terrified of upsetting China

September 16, 2020 9:16 am

The United States may be Germany’s biggest export market, but China is what has driven Germany’s export growth

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Will Turkey and Greece clash over a tiny island?

September 16, 2020 9:00 am

Kastellorizo lies a mile from the Turkish mainland

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COVID-19 and the false positive trap

September 16, 2020 7:00 am

Current test results should not be automatically accepted as real

ankara

Ankara’s aggression has spurred a most unlikely pact

September 15, 2020 10:54 am

Turkey is attempting to ride the Palestinian issue, positioning itself as a champion of the cause

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Meet Japan’s new PM — installed by a gray coup of party insiders

September 14, 2020 12:26 pm

Yoshihide Suga’s victory was a stitch-up of staggering brazenness for a law-governed democracy

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Je suis Charlie and the legacy of jihadism

September 14, 2020 9:11 am

How a New Mexico-born preacher created a jihadist subculture that now exists across many western societies

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The growing case for an independent Western Cape

September 12, 2020 8:16 am

It is one of the only areas of South Africa which functions effectively

brexit

Boris will regret a no-deal Brexit

September 12, 2020 7:42 am

The 2019 general election was not won through a Brexit culture war, but because enough voters did not want to hear about it anymore

bahrain

What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

September 11, 2020 10:19 pm

Trump is bringing major changes to the Middle East

covid vaccine

Why a COVID vaccine won’t be a ‘get out of jail’ card

September 11, 2020 2:14 pm

Globally the aim of vaccination must be much more ambitious: irreversible elimination from human circulation of the virus

japan trade

Could Britain’s Japan trade deal offer a shortcut to a US-UK agreement?

September 11, 2020 12:22 pm

Joining CPTPP won’t be without its complications

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What explains France’s COVID chauvinism?

September 11, 2020 12:07 pm

The 2022 presidential election campaign that will decide Macron’s future is clearly underway

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India and China are on a path to war

September 10, 2020 12:09 pm

Xi’s shock treatment signals the death of ‘peace and tranquillity’ and a resumption of a cold war between the Asian giants

pakistan

Pakistan’s lockdown gamble appears to have paid off

September 10, 2020 11:44 am

Khan’s bid to reopen the economy quickly, end lockdown measures early and incentivize the construction industry has paid off

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The race to find a COVID vaccine has become a global power struggle

September 10, 2020 12:58 am

For any world leader, inventing the first shot will confer moral and political authority