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Are the New Entrants to Oxford Dictionaries Weak Sauce?

Oxford's update of its online dictionaries proves more than anything that its editors are behind the curve of the modern English lexicon.

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China’s Market Slide Turns an Economic Crisis Into a Political One

With Wall Street reeling from China’s slowdown, President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to Washington might be a rocky one.

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Britain’s Labour Party Is Cutting Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face

Can a 66-year-old Hamas lover who promises to nationalize the railways turn the party around? Ha.

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Le Donald, and Western Democracy’s Populism Problem

Europeans may be gobsmacked by the phenomenon that is Donald Trump. But at home, they’re voting for dangerous politicians just like him.

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The best stories from around the world.

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Britain’s Bernie Sanders Is About to Win Big

Can a socialist from North London wrestle back Labour from the big banks and Blairites?

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A Moat Defensive

It’s just 25 miles from Calais to Dover. But for Britain, the Channel has always been the distance between the “swarms” and English civilization.

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March 2015 Issue Cover