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The blunders over Boston’s Anderson Memorial Bridge illuminate US sclerosis — a gaggle of regulators and veto players each with parochial concerns
– Larry Summers
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Neighbouring countries and extremist groups are forced to reset their strategies
– The Exchange: Ahmed Rashid
Why central bank officials are unlikely soon to stop markets talking up the possibility of a rate rise
– The Exchange: Mohamed El-Erian

Sanders’ purism could cost the Democrats

Some supporters welcome a Trump win on the logic of ‘the worse, the better’, writes Jacob Weisberg

Marco Pannella, radical leader, 1930-2016

Crusader who secured civil liberties for a secular Italy

Today’s society still seeks the spiritual

Globally, atheism is down and Christianity and Islam are up, writes Elizabeth Oldfield

Put tired James Bond out of his misery

Notebook: Why such overhyped kitsch should not speak for a culture as creative as ours

Trump tax affairs part of bigger concern

Real estate is producing profits, much of which are escaping the tax net

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Self-inflicted dangers of EU referendum

Cameron might soon be known as the man who left the UK in far-from-splendid isolation

Hollande faces his biggest challenge

France’s current spate of strikes and blockades threatens the economy, writes Hugh Carnegy

Beware the litigious rich

Free expression is not the only principle at stake in the Thiel case, writes David Allen Green

Fleet Street is being sunk by internet

The malaise of regional and metropolitan newspapers spreads to UK national press, writes John Gapper

A Brexit guide to four more weeks of fear

In case you miss it here are the best bits from the final days of the UK referendum campaign

Contradictions of Hiroshima visit

Obama’s trip is a chance to start working towards a nuclear weapon-free world, writes Joji Sakurai

Brexit and controlling migration

It is striking how similar Johnson’s language is to that of Farage, writes Sebastian Payne

Banks’ research: disclaimers don’t do it

Banks and brokers’ efforts disclose potential conflicts of interest

Rwanda’s leader is Solomon and Saddam

Paul Kagame wants to forge a sense of national identity from the ashes of genocide

Give bonuses to shop workers not bankers

Shareholders are right to rebel against ludicrous pay packages, writes Diane Coyle

Corruption and car fumes in Mexico

Notebook: Ninety minutes to drive 4km but still Mexicans use their cars, writes Jude Webber

G7 leaders must address East Asia risks

Europeans could think harder about how to assist US efforts in the region, writes Hisao Tonedachi

Viacom row is a lesson to Silicon Valley

Obsessed with controlling his empire, Sumner Redstone created his own retirement nightmare

Vote Leave resorts to conspiracy theories

The frequent attacks on those who disagree about the economy is baffling, writes Sebastian Payne

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