Masayoshi Son: The unrepentant visionary

Someone who can think 30 years ahead, write Kana Inagaki, Leo Lewis and Arash Massoudi

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In this photo taken Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), villagers and internal displaced people are helped by UN soldiers in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The death toll from a recent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan is almost certain to climb above the 272 people, including 33 civilians, reported by the government, United Nations officials said Wednesday (Eric Kanalstein/UNMISS via AP) ©AP
South Sudan doesn’t perform the functions of a sovereign state and the likelihood of escalating civil war is high
– beyondbrics: Princeton Lyman and Kate Almquist Knopf
Tens of thousands of people are still crossing from north Africa to Italy each month – and more are dying than ever
– Brussels Briefing: Duncan Robinson
With a large, problematic current account deficit there will be no easy escape from painful domestic adjustment.
– The Exchange: Stephen King

New York’s glory in grass and steel

Former mayor helped city regain its connection to the water, writes Philip Delves Broughton

Pakistan’s fatal obsession with dishonour

The state hounds half of its people, patrolling behaviour, speech and lifestyle, writes Fatima Bhutto

Brexit lessons from Norway

EEA membership works for Norwegians but might not for the British, says Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe

Donald Trump’s evening in America

A foreboding address from the Republican presidential nominee warns of darker future under Clinton

©James Ferguson

Global disorder: from Trump to China

The belligerence of domestic politics is spilling on to the world stage

May needs to take shareholders with her

The public mood is clear — change has to happen, writes Philip Augar

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Anger and paranoia in Turkey

The putschists counted on support from AKP opponents — they were mistaken, says Elif Shafak

Trump and the shifting mood on austerity

The Republican convention is not the only place where debt watching is going out of fashion

Brexit: Three men and a country estate

The foreign secretary is forced to share his retreat with fellow leading Leavers

Ted Cruz refuses to toe Trump line

Senator, having built his meteoric rise on provoking the dislike of fellow Republicans, has his eye on 2020

Mind the gap in tech reporting numbers

The true cost of disruption often lies hidden

An old market tale or a new short story?

Stock markets are defined by narratives that should be questioned, not just repeated

Murdoch and Son are back in charge

Fox and SoftBank founders are guiding spirits who move more on instinct than hard data

Twitter’s overdue action on abuse

It is often impossible to separate good free speech from bad, writes Richard Waters

Africa reaches for the stars

Ignore the cynics – space exploration is vital despite the continent’s down-to-earth problems

The limits of UK industrial strategy

May should beware the unintended consequences of state intervention, writes Geoffrey Owen

The Cameron paradox: redrawing UK politics

The end of one-party government in Westminster is edging closer, writes Nick Clegg

Turkey’s purge hurts fight against Isis

Focus on Gulenists weakens the country’s ability to confront the jihadis, writes David Gardner

Trump’s success is not the same as Brexit

Notebook: The populist GOP candidate is far worse than his UK counterpart, writes Sebastian Payne 

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