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The Economist UK Edition

May 29 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 May 27th 2021

The world this week

Two states or one? • The peace process has become an obstacle to progress

Innovation nations • Firms are rediscovering their love for investment

Take one for the team • To avoid a two-speed Europe, Germany must learn to live with a little inflation

Fresh thinking about fresh air • It is time to clean up the air in buildings

The false messiah • Andrés Manuel López Obrador pursues ruinous policies by improper means

Letters

The puritan from Tepetitán • TEPETITÁN

A colossus quietly crumbles • The corporation can cope with a hostile government and angry royals, but not with Mickey Mouse

Trussed but verify • Rows over a trade deal with Australia show a need for greater transparency

The messenger shoots • A flawed man speaks about an incompetent government

A quiet place • The financial district may need a makeover

Literary Friction • BATH

You’re on mute, m’lud • It took a pandemic to push the legal system online

Cash is king • The pandemic has seen a puzzling surge in banknotes

Mr Levelling Up • Neil O’Brien tries to make sense of the government’s signature philosophy

An ever deeper union • Having hijacked a Ryanair plane, Belarus has only one friend to turn to

The spirit of ’68 • Russia puts the Czech Republic on an official enemies list

The untouchables • ISTANBUL

Fiddlers of the fjords • Norwegian folk music is worth preserving, says the UN

Beyond the fringe • LA CHAPELLE-EN-VEXIN AND MARINES

How farmers rule Europe • Politicians are still afraid to touch their exorbitant privileges

Red-faced • DALLAS

Body of evidence • WASHINGTON, DC

Foreign domestic policy • The Northern Triangle poses a migration trilemma

Build back under budget • LOS ANGELES

Wildlife wars • DENVER

Island mentality • THE HUDSON RIVER

Veep stakes • Is Kamala Harris a gift to the Republicans?

Losing traction • SÃO PAULO

New faces galore • SANTIAGO

Commies, crooks and bloodshed • LIMA

Udder absurdity • VANCOUVER

A process in pieces • JERUSALEM

Muslim pride • Gay people are reclaiming an Islamic heritage

Coup within a coup • BAMAKO

Sixth time unlucky • ABUJA

Quaking money-makers • SEOUL, SINGAPORE AND TOKYO

General disorder • YANGON

Humpback comeback • SYDNEY

Back in line • The government cracks down on a big Islamist group

The other side • DELHI

Beached • As China grabs more of the South China Sea, it is losing the Philippines

Serve the rich • HONG KONG

Will you mortify me? • DALI

China’s revealing Afghan strategy • A suspicious China prepares for America to pull out of Afghanistan

Looking again • NEW YORK

Possible, but far from proven • The theory that SARS-COV-2 originated in a laboratory is gaining adherents, but it has yet to find evidence beyond the circumstantial

The little Engine that could • NEW YORK

Money for something

Formula races • HONG KONG

Second time lucky • BERLIN

Cabin fervour • An early victim of the pandemic seeks to refloat

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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 May 27th 2021

The world this week

Two states or one? • The peace process has become an obstacle to progress

Innovation nations • Firms are rediscovering their love for investment

Take one for the team • To avoid a two-speed Europe, Germany must learn to live with a little inflation

Fresh thinking about fresh air • It is time to clean up the air in buildings

The false messiah • Andrés Manuel López Obrador pursues ruinous policies by improper means

Letters

The puritan from Tepetitán • TEPETITÁN

A colossus quietly crumbles • The corporation can cope with a hostile government and angry royals, but not with Mickey Mouse

Trussed but verify • Rows over a trade deal with Australia show a need for greater transparency

The messenger shoots • A flawed man speaks about an incompetent government

A quiet place • The financial district may need a makeover

Literary Friction • BATH

You’re on mute, m’lud • It took a pandemic to push the legal system online

Cash is king • The pandemic has seen a puzzling surge in banknotes

Mr Levelling Up • Neil O’Brien tries to make sense of the government’s signature philosophy

An ever deeper union • Having hijacked a Ryanair plane, Belarus has only one friend to turn to

The spirit of ’68 • Russia puts the Czech Republic on an official enemies list

The untouchables • ISTANBUL

Fiddlers of the fjords • Norwegian folk music is worth preserving, says the UN

Beyond the fringe • LA CHAPELLE-EN-VEXIN AND MARINES

How farmers rule Europe • Politicians are still afraid to touch their exorbitant privileges

Red-faced • DALLAS

Body of evidence • WASHINGTON, DC

Foreign domestic policy • The Northern Triangle poses a migration trilemma

Build back under budget • LOS ANGELES

Wildlife wars • DENVER

Island mentality • THE HUDSON RIVER

Veep stakes • Is Kamala Harris a gift to the Republicans?

Losing traction • SÃO PAULO

New faces galore • SANTIAGO

Commies, crooks and bloodshed • LIMA

Udder absurdity • VANCOUVER

A process in pieces • JERUSALEM

Muslim pride • Gay people are reclaiming an Islamic heritage

Coup within a coup • BAMAKO

Sixth time unlucky • ABUJA

Quaking money-makers • SEOUL, SINGAPORE AND TOKYO

General disorder • YANGON

Humpback comeback • SYDNEY

Back in line • The government cracks down on a big Islamist group

The other side • DELHI

Beached • As China grabs more of the South China Sea, it is losing the Philippines

Serve the rich • HONG KONG

Will you mortify me? • DALI

China’s revealing Afghan strategy • A suspicious China prepares for America to pull out of Afghanistan

Looking again • NEW YORK

Possible, but far from proven • The theory that SARS-COV-2 originated in a laboratory is gaining adherents, but it has yet to find evidence beyond the circumstantial

The little Engine that could • NEW YORK

Money for something

Formula races • HONG KONG

Second time lucky • BERLIN

Cabin fervour • An early victim of the pandemic seeks to refloat

The...


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