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While US allies are in disarray, China and Russia can advance their interests

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The question is not what this government stands for but whether it is any good

Careful US diplomacy can repair relations with Moscow and hasten peace in the east

The French president’s proposals alarm Germany but the answer lies in co-operation

A parental health lottery is no way to pay for long-term social care

Optimism that research can outsmart disease-carriers hits a setback

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Backing Sunni Arab autocrats against Shia Iran will not help the Middle East

17 days to go: A necessary change of course

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The biggest growth surge in recent memory happened against a backdrop of rising tax rates

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New immigration policies have many Hispanics hoarding cash in case of deportation

They would over time replace sovereign debt; if a country wants to default, let it

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Without refocusing the global health agency, its vital role will dwindle

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