A typical American birth costs as much as delivering a royal baby
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A typical American birth costs as much as delivering a royal baby

Graphic detailApr 23rd 2018by THE DATA TEAMtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconA ROYAL birth is always heralded with great fanfare, and the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge’s…

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Lebanon’s political system leads to paralysis and corruption
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Lebanon’s political system leads to paralysis and corruption

print-edition icon Print edition | Middle East and AfricaApr 19th 2018 | BEIRUTtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIT IS difficult to escape the grip of religion in Lebanon.…

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What to expect from the Trump-Macron summit
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What to expect from the Trump-Macron summit

The Economist explainsApr 23rd 2018by S.P. | PARIStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconDONALD TRUMP sits down on April 23rd for dinner with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at…

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The clash of expression
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The clash of expression

Open FutureApr 16th 2018by J.F. and I.Ktwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHIS is a golden age of argument. Social media let anyone broadcast their opinion as soon as…

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Amazon is not the only threat to legacy post offices
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Amazon is not the only threat to legacy post offices

print-edition icon Print edition | BusinessApr 19th 2018twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIT MAY be hard to imagine a world without cheap postal services, but 200 years ago…

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Donald Trump’s takeover of his party is near complete
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Donald Trump’s takeover of his party is near complete

print-edition icon Print edition | BriefingApr 19th 2018 | WASHINGTON, DCtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint icon“NEVER has a party abandoned, fled its principles and deeply held beliefs so…

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Do electric cars dream of software fixes?
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Do electric cars dream of software fixes?

Science and technologyApr 22nd 2018 | LOS ANGELEStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconRECALL how Apple’s reputation took a knock after the firm admitted it had surreptitiously hobbled the…

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The West’s bombing of Syria meets some approval from Muslims
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The West’s bombing of Syria meets some approval from Muslims

ErasmusApr 21st 2018by ERASMUStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconON THE streets of west European cities, secular leftists, politically active Muslims and radically minded Christians (a rarefied constituency, but…

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Kim Jong Un says he will stop testing missiles
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Kim Jong Un says he will stop testing missiles

AsiaApr 21st 2018 | SEOULtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconDONALD TRUMP was characteristically emphatic: “This is very good news for North Korea and the World—big progress! Look forward…

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Donald Trump is more popular than ever with white evangelicals
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Donald Trump is more popular than ever with white evangelicals

Democracy in AmericaApr 20th 2018by M.S.R. | WASHINGTON, DCtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint icon IN CASE anyone should think American white evangelicals are actually in favour of extra-marital affairs…

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