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A law just for Trump’s presidency?

A law just for Trump’s presidency?

California is considering a far-reaching law that would lock current environmental protections into place and would only be in effect until the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Britain and Italy are now the terrible twins of Europe

Britain and Italy are now the terrible twins of Europe

For most of the time since 1945, the politics and government of Britain and Italy have seemed like polar opposites. True, both were important European powers. True too, each had a place among the world’s major economies.

Brazil deserves global support to contain wildfires

Brazil deserves global support to contain wildfires

Wildfires are raging through the Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, even as the global community have expressed concern over the loss of vast swathes of forest considered a vital bulwark against climate change.

Buy Greenland? Life isn’t that kind of game

Buy Greenland? Life isn’t that kind of game

An old detail kept elbowing me, tugging at my sleeve like an annoying little kid, when President Donald Trump said he thought it might be a good idea to buy Greenland.

Whither central banking?

Whither central banking?

The world’s central bankers and the scholars who follow them are having their annual moment of reflection in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. But the theme of this year’s meeting, “Challenges for Monetary Policy,” may encourage an insular – and dangerous – complacency.

Carmakers are smart to ignore Trump’s auto emissions rollback

Carmakers are smart to ignore Trump’s auto emissions rollback

It looks like more carmakers are going to side with California in the President Trump versus the Golden State standoff over clean car standards. That’s good news for anyone who cares about breathing and not baking the planet.

Rohingya refugees warned to be wary with trafficking rising

Rohingya refugees warned to be wary with trafficking rising

When Nazmin Nahar, a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, was offered a job in a garment factory by a distant cousin, she thought she had found a way to support her ageing parents. But her relative sold her as a maid in Chittagong

Lacking credibility for changes to America’s Endangered Species Act

Lacking credibility for changes to America’s Endangered Species Act

A federal push to weaken the Endangered Species Act - the latest target in the Trump administration’s fight against environmental protection - is troubling on its face. Making it worse is the behaviour of the Interior Department.

No minorities, no meat? Gig economy deepens cities’ divides

No minorities, no meat? Gig economy deepens cities’ divides

When an Indian customer of online food delivery service Zomato tweeted that he had cancelled his order because it had been assigned to a non-Hindu worker, and his request for a Hindu denied, thousands weighed in.

California’s new police use-of-force law is important

California’s new police use-of-force law is important

With Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on Monday, a landmark California bill to raise the standard for when police can legally use deadly force is law.

Managing the next gold rush

Managing the next gold rush

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) sits perched above the concrete boardwalk of Jamaica’s Kingston Harbour, across the bay from the spot where “Calico Jack” Rackham was once gibbeted as a warning to other 18th-century pirates.

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