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Are sanctions working? • The lessons from a new era of economic warfare
Impunity at bay • A corrupt politician has gone to jail in Malaysia. He must stay there
Distressing debt • How China should handle its bad loans to poor countries
A risky distraction • Voters should be sceptical of attempts to solve problems by fiddling with constitutions
Realising the revolution • Science has made a new genetic era possible. Now let it flourish
The trials of gene therapy • Changing people’s genes promises cures for all sorts of diseases; but to keep those promises will require a lot more work
The Inflation Acceleration Action • WASHINGTON, DCWith a stroke of his pen, Joe Biden spends hundreds of billions on reducing student-loan debt
The great rebate • WASHINGTON, DCStates are awash with cash. Some are using it more carefully than others
A touch of class • WASHINGTON, DCThe new “national teacher shortage” is neither new nor national
Secret sauce • It has become easier to sell food from home. But the rules can be confusing
Too damned high • More cities are passing rent-control laws. Is that wise?
A bused people • A cruel ploy makes a fair point: America’s border crisis demands national attention
Far behind, but gaining • SÃO PAULOPresident Jair Bolsonaro, lagging in the polls, turns to God and cash
Kirchner karma • BUENOS AIRESCristina Fernández de Kirchner could face 12 years in prison
Federal offence • SÃO PAULOState governors have been emboldened under Jair Bolsonaro
Goodbye to Mr $700m • KUALA LUMPURNajib Razak, the mind-bogglingly corrupt former prime minister, is going to prison at last
Mullet spring • DUBBOThe resurgence of a controversial hairstyle divides the country
Uncertain terms • KUALA LUMPURThe prime minister has ruled for eight years. Or is it five? Maybe three?
Imran on the back foot • ISLAMABADPakistan’s government wields anti-terror laws against Imran Khan
Panic button • What South Korea’s president must learn
Party’s over • COLOMBOFaced with an overseas debt crisis, will China change its ways?
Complain at your own risk • The party says it welcomes the airing of grievances. Just don’t go too far
No-fly zone • BEIJINGMost flights into and out of China remain grounded
The long goodbye • RAMALLAHSomeone, some day, will have to replace Mahmoud Abbas. But don’t expect someone very different
Fire hazard • JERUSALEMGas under the sea sends sparks flying between Lebanon and Israel
Eighty and waity • An emirate without vim
Falling apart • NAIROBIThe war in Tigray is far from over—and the state is unravelling elsewhere
Pupils with begging bowls • ABUJAWhy vulnerable children get swept into dodgy religious orders
The manpower race • KENTRussia and Ukraine need more soldiers. Who can train them faster?
Six months of war:
Forging a nation • KYIVUkraine marks its 31st anniversary under the threat of Russian attack
Lost in invasion • ODESSAThe war is putting many locals off speaking Russian
The side-effects of war • As fighting in Ukraine drags on, the costs for Europe are mounting
The bill for the box • The century-old funding mechanism for Britain’s public broadcaster is under attack
Electric shock • The energy market may be...