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KAL’s cartoon |
A new age of space exploration is beginning - The next 50 years in space |
The White House ditches half a century of immigration law - While you were tweeting |
After years of plenty America Inc is struggling to crank out more earnings - Soaring stockmarket, peaking profits |
A trade dispute between Japan and South Korea has Trumpian echoes - History wars |
Malaysia’s government should scrap repressive laws while it still can - Time to bury the tools of oppression |
Letters to the editor - On Hong Kong, free trade, California, London, Monty Python |
Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous - Using the force |
America is the only rich country without a law on paid leave for new parents - Looking after baby |
Fathers face higher penalties for taking parental leave than mothers do - The Daddy trap |
Low inflation means the Federal Reserve is changing whom it listens to - Storytime with the Fed |
Trump supporters need not apply - Strange bedfellows |
Abortion laws get more attention in the culture wars - The other kind of pro-choice |
The 2020 campaign will be more racially divisive than 2016 was - Lexington |
Trump builds a bureaucratic wall to keep out migrants - Border order |
To save whales, Canada sets a maritime speed limit - Right whales, wrong place |
A faint hope for Venezuela - Bello |
Japan’s dull election is a sign of ailing politics - Yawning in the face of danger |
Pakistan’s borderlands at last win a say in their own administration - Political camouflage |
Relations between Japan and South Korea are fraying alarmingly - Banyan |
Australia has the world’s highest minimum wage - Sun, surf and bonzer pay |
Malaysia’s callow government has not kept its vows on civil liberties - Spare change |
The sad decline of spectacular Afghan weddings - Hall change |
Chinese are big customers for schemes selling foreign residency - Golden parachutes |
Politically correct cross-dressing in China - Dolled up for the party |
How WhatsApp is used and misused in Africa - What’s up with WhatsApp? |
Ebola has been declared an international public health emergency - The virus spreads |
Idriss Déby, Chad’s despot, is struggling to stay in power - Hanging Chad |
Arab governments want to control where their citizens go on holiday - Boycotts of summer |
Saudi Arabia weighs loosening more controls on women - Changing the guard |
Germany’s far right: strong in the east, weak in the west - Wing nuts |
Spain stumbles towards a government - Iberian interregnum |
Why half the scientists in some eastern European countries are women - Ladies of the lab |
Europe embraces rent controls, a policy that never works - Thick as a brick |
Why France’s forests are getting bigger - Gallic shrubs |
Does Ursula von der Leyen have the right skills for the EU Commission? - Charlemagne |
Wobbles in Britain’s housing market may augur something worse - Weak foundations |
St Ives’s second-home crackdown has unintended consequences - Trimming the main sale |
The Brecon by-election is a test for Britain’s next prime minister - A Beacon for Brexit? |
How phonics took over English schools - Righting reading |
Scotland overtakes America as the world’s drug-overdose capital - Trainspotting revisited |
Britain’s biggest fraud trial pits Mike Lynch against Hewlett Packard - Lynch mob |
Should cricket be free to air on British television? - Fielding criticism |
The study of history is in decline in Britain - Bagehot |
Space law is inadequate for the boom in human activity there - Lawless wastes |
Profits are down in America Inc - Earnings reprieve |
Helping people with learning disabilities into jobs - Bartleby |
Facebook says it will behave better from now on - Volte-face |
French authorities dilute homeopaths’ profits - Watered down |
Glyphosate woes prompt calls to split up Bayer - Bayer’s remorse |
Taking sides in Hong Kong’s protests presents opportunities for firms - Pocarious position |
What open-source culture can teach tech titans and their critics - Schumpeter |
The future of insurance is happening without insurance firms - Run for cover |
China’s growth is the slowest in nearly three decades: get used to it - Darker horizon |
Many think the European Central Bank will cut rates soon - Space exploration |
The pound’s slide is about more than Brexit - Global Britain |
Housing microfinance can help poor people build better homes - One brick at a time |
Lots of investors bet on “factors”, such as size, value and momentum - Buttonwood |
A debate is under way about the cost of higher education - Free exchange |
Is it time to go back to the Moon? - Lunar exploration |
Elon Musk wants to link brains directly to machines - Brain-machine interfaces |
Alan Turing, a computing pioneer, will feature on Britain’s £50 notes - Celebrating inventors |
Born 200 years ago, Herman Melville was globalisation’s first great bard - Call him Ishmael |
In “Three Women”, Lisa Taddeo explores sex in America - What women want |
The vandalism of modern warfare - Dust to dust |
The internet is changing language less than curmudgeons fear - Johnson |
Economic data, commodities and markets |
Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms - Teenage wasteland |
Obituary: Pierre Mambele died on June 8th - Congo’s wheels |







Why are happy people voting for angry parties? - The satisfaction paradox |
Supply chains are undergoing a dramatic transformation - Global supply chains |
Multinational companies are adjusting to shorter supply chains - Slowbalisation |
Supply chains for different industries are fragmenting in different ways - Three industries |
Which way out? - Trade war |
Amazon and Alibaba are pacesetters of the next supply-chain revolution - Distribution |
Digitisation is helping to deliver goods faster - Digitisation |
Companies must get ready for a riskier world - Security |
BMW tries to turn a corner—and loses its boss - Tune-up time |
Amazon is eyeing billions in federal contracts - JEDI orders |
Superhuman tries to reinvent email - Faster than a speeding bullet |
The business of the body - Schumpeter |
The choice of the IMF’s next boss could be a coronation - Changing of Lagarde |
Why everybody is concerned about corporate-bond liquidity - Buttonwood |
Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacks the head of Turkey’s central bank - Another self-inflicted wound |
Recognising reality at Deutsche Bank - A threadbare lender’s new style |
To get a ticket to Wimbledon you must be rich, patient or lucky - Ball-game theory |
A new type of engine for electric cars - Automotive engineering |
A team of chemists are searching for a new red pigment - Pigments |
The oldest known Homo sapiens outside Africa was Greek - Human origins |
Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix - Conservation and tourism |
A grimly compelling study of the psychology of fanaticism - The only way out |
Telling Britain’s story from its “ocean-gouged fringe” - A sea change |
When the King saved Vegas - Love me sweet |
Colson Whitehead’s searing new novel - School of scandal |
Obituary: Jennie Litvack died on June 27th - Call of the ages |