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The Economist UK Edition

Mar 27 2021
Magazine

The Economist is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular Special reports on industries and countries.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT March 25th 2021

The world this week

Science after the pandemic • Covid-19 has brought together medical technologies that will transform human health

Unanchored by Ankara • Turkey’s walk on the wild side holds lessons for other economies

Fintech comes to America, at last • A digital-payments system that favours consumers, not banks and credit-card firms, is long overdue

Mid-life crisis • The country has come an astonishingly long way, but progress may be stalling

Knocked out and locked up • A huge share of people in prison have brain injuries. They need more help

Letters

A new phaRNAcopoeia • Cometh the hour, cometh the molecule. The covid-19 pandemic has given RNA a long-awaited turn in the medical spotlight

Cross-channel conflict • Hopes of a better post-Brexit relationship are fading

Tiers for fears • The home secretary plans to make life harder for refugees

Power rangers • BOVINGTON CAMP, DORSET

Defying gravity  • Nicola Sturgeon survives the Alex Salmond affair

Madame Ecosse • Scottish women are coming round to independence

To be young was very hell • LEICESTER

No smoke, no fire • Firefighters were willing to help during the pandemic. But not much

Dizzy rascal • Boris Johnson has far more in common with Disraeli than with Churchill

Erdogan’s own goal • ISTANBUL

To have and to hold • Europe’s vaccine twitchiness is dangerous all round 

The Madrid breakwater • MADRID

Of property rights and dead popes • ROME

The odd couple • Why the European Union is still wary of America

A modern murder mystery • WASHINGTON, DC

The battle of Bessemer • BESSEMER, ALABAMA

Wild claims • A popular measure of America’s economic health has become pretty useless

Situations vacant • NEW YORK

A coded message • NEW YORK

Let it snow • DENVER

The God-shaped hole • As organised religion retreats, religious fervour is migrating into politics

Variants on a theme of disaster • Jair Bolsonaro’s mismanagement of the pandemic is a threat to the world

And then there were lots • LIMA

It was their backyard first • How a Canadian indigenous group is trying to outwit local NIMBYs

An unhappy 30th birthday • Can Mercosur reverse decades of backsliding?

Paragon or prison? • KIGALI

Smoke and no ceasefire • DUBAI

Trouble with the neighbours • BAGHDAD

Deadlocked in Israel

From rags to stitches • The country’s development has been remarkably fast, despite its dire politics

Purple pose • BANWOLDO

Stack ’em high • The government is trying opposition politicians en masse

The Kolkata clan • KOLKATA

Downgrading Delhi • DELHI

Gratitude-resistant strains • Both India and China are finding vaccine diplomacy harder than it sounds

Winter of discontent • NEW YORK

No silver lining • BEIJING

Still a man’s world • In the name of social stability, Chinese divorce courts deny women their rights

Banged up • Brain injuries are startlingly common among those who have committed crimes

Firing on all cylinders • NEW YORK

Chokehold • A giant container ship runs aground in a maritime...


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The Economist is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular Special reports on industries and countries.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT March 25th 2021

The world this week

Science after the pandemic • Covid-19 has brought together medical technologies that will transform human health

Unanchored by Ankara • Turkey’s walk on the wild side holds lessons for other economies

Fintech comes to America, at last • A digital-payments system that favours consumers, not banks and credit-card firms, is long overdue

Mid-life crisis • The country has come an astonishingly long way, but progress may be stalling

Knocked out and locked up • A huge share of people in prison have brain injuries. They need more help

Letters

A new phaRNAcopoeia • Cometh the hour, cometh the molecule. The covid-19 pandemic has given RNA a long-awaited turn in the medical spotlight

Cross-channel conflict • Hopes of a better post-Brexit relationship are fading

Tiers for fears • The home secretary plans to make life harder for refugees

Power rangers • BOVINGTON CAMP, DORSET

Defying gravity  • Nicola Sturgeon survives the Alex Salmond affair

Madame Ecosse • Scottish women are coming round to independence

To be young was very hell • LEICESTER

No smoke, no fire • Firefighters were willing to help during the pandemic. But not much

Dizzy rascal • Boris Johnson has far more in common with Disraeli than with Churchill

Erdogan’s own goal • ISTANBUL

To have and to hold • Europe’s vaccine twitchiness is dangerous all round 

The Madrid breakwater • MADRID

Of property rights and dead popes • ROME

The odd couple • Why the European Union is still wary of America

A modern murder mystery • WASHINGTON, DC

The battle of Bessemer • BESSEMER, ALABAMA

Wild claims • A popular measure of America’s economic health has become pretty useless

Situations vacant • NEW YORK

A coded message • NEW YORK

Let it snow • DENVER

The God-shaped hole • As organised religion retreats, religious fervour is migrating into politics

Variants on a theme of disaster • Jair Bolsonaro’s mismanagement of the pandemic is a threat to the world

And then there were lots • LIMA

It was their backyard first • How a Canadian indigenous group is trying to outwit local NIMBYs

An unhappy 30th birthday • Can Mercosur reverse decades of backsliding?

Paragon or prison? • KIGALI

Smoke and no ceasefire • DUBAI

Trouble with the neighbours • BAGHDAD

Deadlocked in Israel

From rags to stitches • The country’s development has been remarkably fast, despite its dire politics

Purple pose • BANWOLDO

Stack ’em high • The government is trying opposition politicians en masse

The Kolkata clan • KOLKATA

Downgrading Delhi • DELHI

Gratitude-resistant strains • Both India and China are finding vaccine diplomacy harder than it sounds

Winter of discontent • NEW YORK

No silver lining • BEIJING

Still a man’s world • In the name of social stability, Chinese divorce courts deny women their rights

Banged up • Brain injuries are startlingly common among those who have committed crimes

Firing on all cylinders • NEW YORK

Chokehold • A giant container ship runs aground in a maritime...


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