UKIP’S BY-ELECTION TRIUMPH
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Smiles and jokes are destroying UK politics

Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson’s bluster and engaging humour mask a dangerous trend, writes Bill Emmott

Main parties to blame for Ukip agonies

Rochester election result highlights the culture wars dividing UK

From the blogs

For Beijing’s reforms to work, domestic and foreign private interests must play a bigger role
– Yukon Huang
The number of net victories for the main opposition party has declined over the decades
– Jim Pickard
The president’s trip showed that the US pivot to Asia continues to gather pace
– Kurt Campbell

America excels at absorbing immigrants

There is simply no precedent in US history for deporting millions of people in one fell swoop

Yes I can, says Obama

President puts it all on the table with immigration action

Marley and the birth of Big Weed

The African Herbsman was willing to compromise in return for market reach, writes Jonathan Guthrie

Gold: worth its weight?

Ordinary people are unnerved about how money works in a bottomless cyber space. Gold seems tangible, clear and timeless

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Johanna Weber, mathematician and aerodynamicist, 1910-2014

Wing woman whose sums let Concorde take to the skies

The fine line between privacy and secrecy

Data concerns have become a distraction from the need for transparency

Real fall tracks more than Brazil’s woes

Cheaper energy helps US compete with emerging market rivals, writes Henny Sender

Miners in a hole should stop digging

Ramping up iron ore output is a losing game

India’s Modi joins great power game

PM has disappointed at home but been energetic and assertive internationally

West cannot afford Iran to turn to Russia

It is vital a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear programme is reached, writes Ariane Tabatabai

Europe’s economy relies on French reforms

Paris has already taken some steps. But these have been too few, writes Günther Oettinger

Japan’s stimulus plan is foolhardy

It carries risks that could seriously affect the global economy, writes William White

The road from serfdom divides Britons

Chekhov’s theme of the social disruptiveness of liberalism also describes Britain today

Uber should not run down the messenger

It is perverse to be angry that others are upset with you if you pride yourself on annoying them

What goes up comes down – even China

Regression to mean could spell trouble for Asian powerhouses

The truth about UK living standards

Real wages are significantly lower, and younger workers are suffering

Russia will take decades to pivot east

In the meantime, it must engage with Europe and the west, writes Thane Gustafson

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