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RESETTLEMENT is one of the thorniest problems caused by the surge of migrants in Europe. Politicians and pundits frequently debate how to integrate newcomers, and how well they will cope thereafter. If the progress of the continent’s Roma population is anything to go by, the new arrivals could be bound for a destitute existence.
NO ONE, not even the man himself, expected Donald Trump to triumph on election night.
BREXIT in June, then Trump in November and next year the threat of Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s Eurosceptic party. Populism has rarely been so popular, and Western democratic and international institutions look increasingly fragile.
AS READERS of scientific journals can attest, the list of authors on a typical research paper appears to be growing longer and longer. The trend is laid bare by data from Scopus, the biggest database of abstracts and citations of papers.
FIDEL CASTRO has died, aged 90. He ruled Cuba for 47 years, ceding power to his brother Raúl in 2006 before officially resigning in 2008. Revered on the anti-imperialist left, the Communist revolutionary survived numerous American assassination attempts and ten presidents.
MUCH has been said since the surprise victory of Donald Trump on November 8th about the “surge” of white voters that pushed him over the top in the electoral college. But according to the exit polls, turnout among whites, and other demographic groups, was remarkably stable compared with 2012.
AMERICA’S technology sector celebrated when Barack Obama was first elected president in 2008. Mr Obama, who made savvy use of the internet during his campaign, brought a detailed technology agenda to the White House.
WHEN banks lend to Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs), they price in the assumption that the government will rescue them if trouble strikes. How much is this assumption worth? Credit ratings help provide an answer.
TWENTY-NINE years ago another American politician—Ronald Reagan—also sought to “make America great again”. He stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in what was then West Berlin and implored his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev, to knock down the Berlin Wall.
SINCE Donald Trump’s surprising victory in America’s presidential election on November 8th, polling enthusiasts have been poring over the data to try to understand precisely how he won.
MEASURING sea ice is difficult. Not only does it appear in the most remote, inhospitable parts of the world, it is constantly either melting or forming. Since 1979, satellites have made the job easier, but they can give a misleading picture.
Our interactive overview of European GDP, debt and jobs THE economy of the 19-country-strong euro area has expanded at a moderate pace during the first three quarters of 2016.
AS UN climate talks in Marrakesh enter their final few days, leaders have a lot on their minds. Political support for a green agenda will wane in America next year. Barack Obama has led international environmental-protection efforts; Donald Trump plans to oppose them. Show More Summary
“WE DON’T win at trade,” Donald Trump frequently told supporters during his presidential campaign. America, he claimed, was “getting killed” by China, Mexico and Japan. On the campaign trail, pundits often dismissed such trade-bashing rhetoric. Show More Summary
EVERY six seconds a person somewhere in the world dies as a consequence of diabetes, according to estimates by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). In 2015 5m lives were lost to the disease, more than were claimed by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Show More Summary
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. MORE Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump on November 8th, and it wasn’t particularly close: once all the ballots from the West Coast are counted, she is expected to win the popular vote by 1m-2m. Show More Summary
THE national presidential polls were actually not too far off. RealClearPolitics, a polling aggregator, had Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by three percentage points. With votes still being tallied, she currently looks poised to win by roughly one. Show More Summary
WHEN Donald Trump announced that he was running for president in June 2015, he was dismissed as a joke. By the time we first featured him on the cover of The Economist three months later, though we took a rather playful approach to the artwork, it was becoming clear Mr Trump was being taken seriously by a significant proportion of Republican voters. Show More Summary
IT IS the biggest political upset in living memory. On the night of November 8th 2016 America decided that Donald Trump would be its 45th president. The vote stunned pollsters and pundits, who had reckoned that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival, would breeze to victory. Show More Summary
AMERICA’s biggest political upset since at least 1948 appears to be underway, in the most consequential election of anyone’s lifetime. At 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, Donald Trump is outperforming his polls in precisely the states he needs to win the Electoral College. Show More Summary