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Thailand's election
Hands off the result
Who wins Thailand’s election matters less than how the loser copes with defeat​(18)
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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)
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The Republican candidates
Michele in the heartland
The latest Republican contender displays her conservative credentials​(35)
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The euro crisis
The abuses of austerity
A new plan to cut Greece’s debt looks doomed to fail(55)
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Libya
Keep calm, keep going
The world must intensify the pressure against Muammar Qaddafi—and help plan for the future​(187)
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Syria
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)
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Business books
Aiming high
We launch a quarterly review of business books by considering six of the best
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Of skinheads and jihadists
Their hatred may be different, but it has similar roots
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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
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The long march
China's economic expansion into Europe is gathering pace
Afghanistan
Rough riding
The country’s tricky politics get ever trickier
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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
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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
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Babbage
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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