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Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. AMERICA can seem like a scary place. Tourists familiar with American television programmes like The Wire may worry that they will find themselves in a hail of gunfire. Show More Summary
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. WELCOME to the first of our "Daily dispatches", an assemblage of short-term indicators, updated every 24 hours for a given subject: in this case, the interminable Greek crisis. Show More Summary
FOR a relatively small country it is a rare distinction (or misfortune) to make the cover of The Economist. Greece, however, has managed the feat no less than eight times over the past five years. It first made the grade in May 2010 as its sovereign-debt crisis spiralled out of control. Show More Summary
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. INDIA has been growing steadily richer in recent years, but it still has more malnourished people, especially children, than any other country. A big,...Show More Summary
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. POOR countries often complain that their best minds are draining away—and for the most part they are right. The poorer the country, the larger the proportion of inventors who push off. Show More Summary
WHEN is the best time to post something on Facebook? If you're looking for a response, then don't go for a lazy Sunday. A new study from Klout, a San Francisco–based social–media analysis website, suggests that the working week is a better bet. Show More Summary
TUNISIA is still reeling from the shock of a terrorist attack at a beach resort on June 26th, which left dozens of holidaymakers dead. Over the weekend mourners gathered on the shore to pray, hotels beefed up security and thousands flew home. Show More Summary
ON JUNE 24th the two-term governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, entered the race for president becoming the 13th candidate for the Republican Party and the first Indian-American to make a serious bid for the White House. Although this...Show More Summary
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. TODAY we introduce the first of our "Daily dispatches", an assemblage of short-term indicators, updated every 24 hours for a given subject: in this case, the interminable Greek crisis. Show More Summary
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EXPLORE the results of The Economist /Ipsos MORI poll on doctor-assisted dying in 15 countries. We asked: Do you think it should be legal or not for a doctor to assist a patient aged 18 or over in ending their life, if that is the patient’s...Show More Summary
GLOBAL trade talks would be great if only they worked. Multilateral deals mean common standards and lower barriers for all, but the Doha round, launched by the World Trade Organisation in 2001, is dead in all but name, having seemingly drawn to a close after the negotiation of an uninspiring set of reforms in Bali in 2013. Show More Summary
IN 2013 the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, in Seattle, carried out a survey of the world’s disease burden. The latest results of this study, focusing on disability, have just been p ublished. For the main cause of disability for every country, see full article.
In covers: The Greek crisis May 1st 2010 The Greek debt crisis is spreading. Europe needs a bolder, broader solution—and quickly Related: Europe's sovereign-debt crisis: Acropolis now
DAILY CHART: Work or play? - Googling in Africa Googling in Africa OVER the past five years the number of Google searches made in Africa has increased 500%. Today's daily chart compares popular search-terms with the boundaries of old European empires here. Related: How Facebook connections mirror former imperial territories.
NEARLY 60m people were forcibly displaced across the world by conflicts in 2014 (either within their own countries, or to other nations as refugees). It is the highest number ever recorded according to a new report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and equivalent to the population of Italy. Show More Summary
RAMADAN, the Muslim holy month of fasting and celebration, begins today. It requires devout believers to forgo food and drink, along with other activities such as smoking and gum-chewing, during daylight hours. But for the world’s 1.57 billion Muslims spread across more than 200 countries, what constitutes daylight hours varies greatly. Show More Summary
AMERICA'S central bank, the Federal Reserve, is one of the most powerful economic institutions in the world. Its decisions to raise or lower interest rates can roil markets and change the trajectory of economic growth. But the Fed'sShow More Summary
HARD as it may be to believe, Donald Trump’s announcement on June 16 th that he is running for president as a Republican is the first time that the property tycoon and media bon vivant has launched an official campaign. Mr Trump has flirted with making a bid for the White House on several occasions in the past, notably in the 2012 election. Show More Summary
THE world's biggest video-console giants, Microsoft and Sony, have made their initial pitches to gaming fans at E3, the industry’s biggest annual trade show in Los Angeles. Microsoft announced backward-games compatibility (older games...Show More Summary