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Macron’s COVID war goes from bad to worse

November 25, 2020 9:18 am

Until a few days ago, at garden centers across France, unsold Christmas trees piled up because it was illegal to sell them

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Pakistan’s fight with Macron has taken a humiliating turn

November 24, 2020 9:46 am

Imran Khan’s government has made a string of embarrassing foreign policy blunders in its dealings with France

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Arab states are fighting back against Turkey’s ‘neo-Ottomanism’

November 24, 2020 8:19 am

The West must find its lost leadership and stand up to the bully of Ankara

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The high cost of Beijing’s demands for uniformity

November 23, 2020 4:43 pm

The CCP hopes that if it can control a people’s language, it can control how they think

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What we don’t yet know about the Oxford vaccine

November 23, 2020 1:43 pm

If one vaccine provides immunity lasting months and another years, the relative costs of each could shift dramatically

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Was 2008 the year China triumphed over the West?

November 21, 2020 4:09 pm

Historians are likely to look back at the financial crash as the turning point in the balance of power

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Do some people have hidden immunity against COVID?

November 20, 2020 5:29 pm

Over 50 million cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded globally — and yet only a handful of cases of reinfection have been documented

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The EU’s muddled approach to encryption

November 19, 2020 6:46 pm

Encryption uses calculations which are easy to perform one-way round but almost impossible to reverse

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Ethiopia is slipping into civil war

November 19, 2020 11:11 am

Looking at the parched lands of the disputed territory, it was as if two bald men were fighting over a comb

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How to help Hong Kong

November 19, 2020 11:09 am

The CCP puts controlling Hong Kong above any damage to its international reputation

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The march of the fascist mushrooms

November 19, 2020 9:07 am

The more absurd woke overreach becomes, the bigger the kickback at the polls

Landmark Danish study finds no significant effect for face mask wearers

November 19, 2020 5:54 am

The Danmask study was a randomized controlled trial

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The EU’s east-west divide spells trouble for Brussels

November 18, 2020 4:18 pm

The countries of central and eastern Europe cannot accept a federalizing and ‘progressive’ EU

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What if the virus that causes COVID was man-made?

November 18, 2020 12:54 pm

A new paper looks at the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 was artificially created

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What is the Great Reset?

November 17, 2020 12:14 pm

It’s not everything it’s cracked up to be

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Sweden’s rule of eight marks a change in strategy

November 17, 2020 9:36 am

There never was a Swedish free-for-all: people worked from home, avoided public transport and hunkered down

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The Moderna vaccine offers more hope

November 16, 2020 10:55 am

The company can provisionally claim that their vaccine is 94.5 percent effective

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Is Macron following in the footsteps of de Gaulle?

November 15, 2020 12:21 pm

Certainly the General had no easy ride as French leader

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COVID-19 is distracting us from another medical emergency

November 15, 2020 12:01 pm

The estimated number of deaths globally from measles climbed to 207,500 in 2019

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Brexit Britain will be the winner in the EU’s war on Joe Biden

November 15, 2020 11:47 am

His relationship with an aggressive, protectionist, anti-American EU will sour very quickly

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Will Israel attack Iran before Trump leaves office?

November 14, 2020 9:58 am

How Netanyahu might gamble on the ‘line from Auschwitz to Natanz’

armenia

The West has left Armenia to fend for itself

November 12, 2020 10:43 am

After three decades of low-level war, and six weeks of shelling, the chances of multicultural harmony are remote

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Macron is preparing for intellectual battle against Islamism

November 12, 2020 10:35 am

‘I want France to become a country where we can teach the thought of Averroes and Ibn Khaldun’

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Macron alone: where are France’s allies in the fight against Islamism?

November 12, 2020 8:24 am

In the best traditions of the Republic, Macron stressed the non-negotiability of French secularism

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China has taken control of Hong Kong’s legislature

November 11, 2020 2:28 pm

This is no longer only about Hong Kong — it is about freedom itself