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Bargaining and blackmail
French politics
The crumbling case against DSK
KAL's cartoon
Thailand's election
Hands off the result
Who wins Thailand’s election matters less than how the loser copes with defeat(18)
Even copying their opponent’s policies has done the ruling party little good(30)
Victory in July’s elections would bring back Thailand’s most divisive figure(6)
A video preview of the vote(1)
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The space shuttle
Into the sunset
The final launch of the space shuttle brings to an end the dreams of the Apollo era(20)
Leader: The end of the Space Age(194)
From the archive: America's shuttle shuffles towards launch
Topic page: Space shuttle
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The Republican candidates
Michele in the heartland
The latest Republican contender displays her conservative credentials(35)
The Bachmann bubble(21)
Will Jon Huntsman's positivity win over Republicans?(41)
Will the tea-party movement be irrelevant?(64)
Why the president is beatable(171)
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The euro crisis
The abuses of austerity
A new plan to cut Greece’s debt looks doomed to fail(55)
With German banks agreeing to roll over Greek debt, is the way being paved for a default?(7)
Some Greeks are angry about their paralysed, corrupt country. Others just want the good times to come back(66)
Stefanos Manos, former finance minister of Greece, on its scandalous spending habits (11)
Aristos Doxiadis, Greek entrepreneur, on what must be done to set the country's businesses free(3)
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Keep calm, keep going
The world must intensify the pressure against Muammar Qaddafi—and help plan for the future(187)
Libyans are nervously watching and waiting(5)
The tide continues to flow against Muammar Qaddafi(6)
Topic page: Libya
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The squeeze on Assad
The regime of Bashar Assad is tottering. His fall would probably trigger a short-term surge in violence, but a better government would emerge(14)
Bashar Assad is trying to convince Syrians that he means well(14)
The turmoil and repression in Syria worsen(10)
Audio: Joshua Landis on the future of the Syrian regime(2)
Topic page: Syria
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Business books
Aiming high
We launch a quarterly review of business books by considering six of the best
Worldwide business bestsellers
Our editors discuss some of the best business books(1)
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Mexico's politics
A turning tide
With a year to go until the presidential election, voters are tiring of the drug war(7)
Mexico's main opposition party will focus on poverty, not security(5)
Enrique Peña Nieto chooses an independent candidate to succeed him(1)
Can anyone stop Mr Peña Nieto?(11)
Topic page: Mexico
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Cancer drugs
Big Pharma's gripes about the FDA
Genentech's battle with the regulator over Avastin, an expensive cancer treatment, will be the first of many(6)
New cancer drugs are technically impressive. But must they cost so much?(37)
Roche buys out Genentech to get its hands on Avastin (Aug 2008)(10)
Topic page: Cancer
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English universities
Tinkering with the ivories
The government launches another bid to create a market in higher education while containing its costs(13)
Higher education: Reassuringly expensive(4)
Paying for higher education: The cap fits(6)
Paying for higher education: To the victor, the bill(7)
Topic page: Higher education
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Electric cars
Highly charged
The future of electric cars is in China, but the rules of the road seem unclear(15)
Electric sports cars test out new manufacturing techniques (May 10th)(26)
BYD is so far failing to live up to Buffett's hopes (Mar 24th)(16)
Topic page: Electric vehicles
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Violent extremists
Of skinheads and jihadists
Their hatred may be different, but it has similar roots
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Democracy in America gives Michele Bachmann a history lesson
Gulliver gets his maillot de bain in a twist
Buttonwood notes some circularities in the pension arguments of Britain's public-sector unions
Free exchange on the shadow of the bond vigilantes
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Chinese investment in Europe
Streaks of red
Capital and companies from China are sidling into Europe
The long march
China's economic expansion into Europe is gathering pace
Rough riding
The country’s tricky politics get ever trickier
The week ahead
Thailand holds a general election, Moroccans go to the polls and Hugo Chávez's health attracts mounting speculation
Deutsche Bank's succession
After Ackermann
Axel Weber's acceptance of the chairmanship at UBS means some rising executives at Deutsche may get a shot at being its next boss
The city of Rome
Noisy and eternal
Rome has always been violent, aggressive and intimidating
Salil Shetty on human rights
The secretary general of Amnesty International on the human rights abuses that have plagued the Arab Spring since the revolutions began
Oil markets
Acting with reserves
Dipping into oil stocks is not a wise idea
The Federal Trade Commission investigates Google, Microsoft introduces new cloud-based applications and Foursquare is valued at $600m
South Africa
The rise of Julius Malema
The black man who is rude about whites is doing rather well
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