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Britain’s new government may already be dead in the water. It has shredded its own reputation and poisoned the politics of growth econ.st/3SJSIPU
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Today on “The Intelligence”: soul-searching at Britain’s ruling-party shindig, the flaws in Putin’s “partial mobilisation” plan, and when species-naming gets into trouble econ.st/3RBvASx
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In a 4°C-warmer world, billions of people would move to cooler places such as Canada, northern Europe and Russia, predicts Gaia Vince in “Nomad Century” econ.st/3M3poRY
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The president is damaging the country. But removing him won’t necessarily end the damage or the political volatility econ.st/3BX5e7R
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♦️ North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years. ♦️ Russian lawyers say they were overwhelmed with requests from men trying to avoid conscription. ♦️ America’s worker shortage drags on, new economic data shows. Catch up on today’s news 👇
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Since 1945 very few leaders have conquered and annexed whole countries. However, a larger number have expanded their borders by annexing small portions of territory belonging to others econ.st/3fxVzNq
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Kwasi Kwarteng’s original sin was to bring the government’s commitment to fiscal sustainability into question by relying heavily on unfunded tax cuts to ignite growth. His U-turn has not washed that sin away econ.st/3rsrqBS
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FIFA, football’s governing body, plans to offer fans more choice by developing new games with other studios econ.st/3Mbs4x5
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Why are markets reeling from the interest-rate shock? This week, our “Money Talks” podcast looks at why the pattern of winners and losers is different today compared with the past econ.st/3Rmyz14
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How did he go from running a hot-dog stand in St Petersburg in the 1990s to founding a group of mercenaries that do Russia’s dirty work? econ.st/3dQnA2l
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“Life is Hard” probes why love and friendship matter and what harm their absence causes. Most readers will think the answers are obvious until they try to put them into words econ.st/3UROreT
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You might think the British government would be keen to reduce domestic energy demand—especially given the markets’ waning confidence in its ability to balance the books. You would be wrong econ.st/3y2UXpe
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The run-off will test Brazil’s institutions, especially if Lula ends up winning by a narrow margin and Jair Bolsonaro refuses to accept the result econ.st/3EbqKbz
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The coup is likely to deepen Burkina Faso’s isolation from democratic neighbours such as Ivory Coast and Niger, whose help the country desperately needs to police its porous borders econ.st/3LVuBvn
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At the heart of the row are clashing claims about the nature of sex work. One side holds it is exploitative. The other argues banning women from earning money from stripping is anti-feminist econ.st/3EdNwzG
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Pro-war voices in Russia are furious. Some are criticising their own generals for what they describe as corruption and sabotage, claiming they had warned about a Ukrainian build-up in Kherson econ.st/3SzYBPF
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Within the catalogue of genes Svante Paabo has discovered, lies the explanation, not yet elucidated, of what makes “Homo sapiens” such an extraordinary species econ.st/3SzMQJ5
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