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Eastern promise

16 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

The world may be getting warmer, but it is not getting much wetter. It quaffed 249 billion litres of alcoholic drinks in 2014, a modest increase of 1 billion over the preceding year. When measured by intake per head of the drinking-age population, consumption is down a little from in 2012. For more, see full article.

Iran's nuclear deal

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

ON JULY 14 th, after 19 days of wrangling between Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany), the exhausted negotiators dragged themselves over the finishing line of an historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, and thus prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon. Show More Summary

Tech-tonic shifts

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. SAN Francisco, Silicon Valley and the strip of land that runs along the shore of the Bay between them have had a tremendous decade as the hub of the global technology industry. Show More Summary

Zach Johnson v golf champions of old

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Zach Johnson, the winner of this year’s British Open golf tournament, which ended on July 20th, took 273 strokes to go round the Old Course at St Andrews four times: an average of just over 68 per 18-hole round. (He then won a thrilling four-hole play-off.) Scores have improved immensely since the tournament was first played at St Andrews in 1873. Show More Summary

Not as FARCical as it looks

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STARTING today, Colombia’s oldest and strongest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is set to enter yet another unilateral ceasefire. It is just the latest in a long line of events that show how little progress has been made in Colombia’s peace negotiations. Show More Summary

A rising tide

last weekNews : Daily Chart

AFTER recent attacks in Tunisia, Europeans began worrying about extremists taking aim at them across the Mediterranean. But it seems more likely that the jihadist epidemic will turn south. The Sahel, an arid belt on the southern fringe...Show More Summary

Connect more

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A DECADE ago, an internet connection capable of streaming a film or transmitting a video call was considered a luxury. Today, for much of the world, it is a necessity. This week, President Barack Obama launched an initiative that he hopes will bring this necessity to more low-income American households. Show More Summary

Adjusting the taps

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Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames.HOW will the oil price affect production? And who pumps how much at what price? Depending on geography, some reserves are more expensive to exploit than others and only a high oil price can justify the costs. Show More Summary

From source to mighty flow

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IN THE summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, and made for Seattle. With his wife at the wheel of their hired car, he sketched out a plan to set up an online catalogue retailing business. About a year later, the first book was sold by Amazon, a name Mr Bezos chose to reflect the giant scale of his ambitions for the company. Show More Summary

Iran's atomic agreement

last weekNews : Daily Chart

AFTER 19 days of haggling and brinkmanship between Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany), the exhausted negotiators dragged themselves over the finishing line of an historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, and thus prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon. Show More Summary

Drifting smoke

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

IN MANY rich countries, smoking is being firmly stubbed out. Just one in five or fewer people smoke in America, Australia, Britain, Canada and Italy. The better-off have mostly given up, and the poor are following. But in many poor countries, more people are lighting up. Show More Summary

Walker runs

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

SCOTT WALKER announced formally on July 13th that he is entering the Republican field of presidential candidates. A solid campaigner, Mr Walker often places second behind Jeb Bush in polling of Republicans across the country and he currently...Show More Summary

Search and employ

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Most-searched for employer by job-seekers using Google 2014-15 2011-12 2008-09 Sources: Google Trends; Bureau of Labour Statistics...Continue reading

China crisis

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames.CHINA's stockmarket crash of early July was the culmination of a worrying month which saw share-prices fall by a third, wiping out some $3.5 trillion in wealth (more than the total value of India’s stockmarket). Show More Summary

Syria's plight

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THERE has not been a refugee crisis like Syria’s for nearly a quarter of a century. Barely ten months ago, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said it had registered 3m refugees. Data released today by the organisation show that number has already risen to more than 4m. Show More Summary

The toll of a tragedy

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak that has ravaged west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Travellers took it across the border: by late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. Show More Summary

My castle costs more than yours

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

RESIDENTIAL property prices in England and Wales rose by 4.6% in the year to May; the average home now costs £179,696 ($278,530). Prices have been increasing in real terms for nearly three years, though they remain lower than their 2007 peak. Show More Summary

My castle costs more than yours

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Housing demand is not being met and prices are soaring — at least in the South East RESIDENTIAL property prices in England and Wales rose by 4.6% in the year to May; the average home now costs £179,696 ($278,530). Prices have been increasing in real terms for nearly three years, though they remain lower than their 2007 peak. Show More Summary

Fortress Hungary

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

IN LATE June, Hungary suspended its adherence to the Dublin regulation, which says that asylum-seekers’ claims must be processed in the first country they reach. On July 6th the Hungarian parliament passed tough new laws that allow migrants...Show More Summary

Hand to mouth

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

YESTERDAY'S decisive "No" vote in Greece's referendum on whether the country should accept its European creditors' conditions for a new bail-out deal was met with scenes of jubilation in Syntagma Square outside the country's parliament in Athens. Show More Summary

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