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US will lack fiscal space to respond when next recession comes

The economy is doing well but the US is in a weak position to manage the inevitable shockThe US economy is doing well.…
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German couple who sold son to paedophiles on darknet jailed

Pair from Staufen sentenced to 12 years for rape, sexual abuse and forced prostitutionA German woman has been sentenced to 12 and a…
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How Turkeys lira crisis was written in Istanbul’s skyline

Those observing Istanbuls construction boom will not have been surprised by last weeks currency collapse its all based on debtFrom a distance, Esenyurt,…
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Venezuela crisis: Maduro to raise fuel prices to combat smuggling

President vows to curb fuel subsidies to prevent reselling in neighbouring countriesVenezuelas heavily subsidised domestic fuel prices should rise to international levels to…
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‘I don’t think I look like a stoner': the women changing the face of the cannabis industry

US cannabis laws are slackening, and a number of enterprising women are tapping into female interest in the drug through magazines, cooking, health…
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Europe to ban halogen lightbulbs

After nearly 60 years of lighting homes halogens will be replaced with more energy efficient LEDsAfternearly 60 years of brightening our homes and…
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Sri Lanka’s ‘new Dubai': will Chinese-built city suck the life out of Colombo?

Built on land reclaimed from the Indian Ocean and funded with $1.4bn in Chinese investment, glossy plans for Port City inspire a mixture…
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An unsolved murder at Italys most notorious tower block

The long read: Earlier this year, the remains of a teenage girl were found near Hotel House, a crumbling building largely occupied by…
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‘It’s a shocking idea': outcry over Bangkok street vendor ban

Tourists and stallholders say citys attempt to sanitise the bustling, chaotic Khaosan Road is stripping the area of its charmFew streets evoke the…
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Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge

Ankara officials will channel money into Turkeys financial markets and banksTurkeys beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to…
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