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  • France weighs up its thankless mission fighting jihadists in Africa
    AFTER NIGHTFALL on a moonless evening last November, three French combat helicopters, backed by fighter jets, took off from military bases deep in the African Sahel. Their mission was to support a French commando operation on the ground, tracking ter…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • Putin proposes a rewrite of Russia’s constitution
    THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN would try to retain power after his current presidential term expires in 2024 was never in much doubt. Ageing autocrats rarely leave office voluntarily, particularly if their rule has been tainted by war, repression and graft. The…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • Europe is rediscovering its penchant for statist intervention
    DESPITE ITS reputation as a place where politicians like to meddle in all aspects of the economy, Europe is often standoffish when it comes to championing industry. Some politicians, notably in Paris, do think of themselves as behind-the-scenes busin…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • For Europe, geopolitics starts at home
    ENLARGEMENT HAS always been a fraught topic for the EU. In the 1960s Charles de Gaulle made Harold Macmillan weep when the French president thwarted Britain’s attempts to join what was then the Common Market. (“I wanted to put my hand on his shou…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • Italy’s second city shows up the rest of the country
    MARIATERESA GIUSSANI lives in Seregno, 28km (17 miles) outside Milan, and drives to work in the central fashion district where the company she owns, which markets school uniforms, has its offices. “Ten years ago I would leave at 7.15am to avoid the…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • The hopeless struggle to make German gender-neutral
    “IN GERMAN, A young lady has no sex, while a turnip has,” grumbled Mark Twain in his essay “The Awful German Language”. The rules governing gender in German are indeed baffling: why die Rübe (feminine) but das Mädchen (neuter)? Yet they are…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • Why stereotypes rule in Brussels
    THE BRUSSELS bubble is a cosmopolitan place. Its inhabitants are typically well travelled and fluent in a hat-trick of languages. Often, they will have a spouse from another country. Their children attend international schools, in which the playgroun…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • At last, a new government for Spain

    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • Why Lithuanians cash in on their trash
    AFTER THE season for giving, ’tis the one for throwing away. Each year in late December and early January a massive amount of plastic packaging is discarded worldwide. In Britain alone households generate 30% more waste, an extra 3m tonnes, in the…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • Finland turns to technology to help frail old people live at home
    IN A GREY office building on the outskirts of Helsinki, a chatty social worker is meeting six elderly people from around town for lunch—via tablets propped on their kitchen tables. For the next half-hour she talks to them about their day and remind…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
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