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Britain is close to reaching a last-minute agreement with the European Union, but doubts remain.
Both sides face domestic pressure over the trade war, but they won’t make an agreement without mutual trust.
Western leaders long saw the authoritarian Meles Zenawi as an indispensable ally. Now, they’ve found a new hero in Abiy Ahmed. But is the Nobel Prize an effort to make amends or influence Ethiopia’s political future?
Washington has abandoned the Kurds. If Europe doesn’t bolster its defenses, the Poles, Lithuanians, and Latvians could be next.
The country is making the transition from net importer of ideas to net innovator, and as it does, it is finding that good patent laws matter.
A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world.
Young people care a lot about climate change—but most of them can’t vote. Here’s how governments can adapt to accommodate them.
Crops already suck up a lot of carbon dioxide. One scientist thinks they can do much more.