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  • OPINION

    Merkel, Juncker fight the dreamers

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 08/07/2016

    » It is increasingly clear that the European Union (EU) is about to waste the crisis brought on by the UK's withdrawal vote. The leaders of the nation states have no stomach for any meaningful reform of EU institutions, the bureaucrats in Brussels are forced to take a back seat, and federalist dreamers are unceremoniously shunted aside.

  • OPINION

    Facebook's personalised news feed isn't progress

    News, Cass Sunstein, Published on 07/07/2016

    » Facebook has a lot to learn from John Stuart Mill, one of history's greatest thinkers about freedom and democracy. In 1834, Mill wrote, "It is hardly possible to overstate the value, in the present low state of human improvement, of placing human beings in contact with other persons dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with which they are familiar ... such communication has always been, and is peculiarly in the present age, one of the primary sources of progress."

  • OPINION

    Graft is not good for China's growth

    News, Tom Orlik, Published on 29/06/2016

    » Some critics dismiss President Xi Jinping's massive anti-graft campaign as a political witch hunt directed at his enemies. Others have a different complaint: They argue that bribes and favours have historically served as the grease in the wheels of China's growth. By disrupting the traditional flow of business, they contend, Mr Xi's graft enforcers have brought the country's economic engine grinding to a halt.

  • OPINION

    A breakdown of Brexit

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/06/2016

    » On Thursday, the British will be making the most important decision of their lifetime in the EU referendum.

  • OPINION

    Facebook's agenda and worrying hold on the news

    News, Farhad Manjoo, Published on 13/05/2016

    » Facebook is the world's most influential source of news.

  • OPINION

    Crimean conflict simmers on with Jamala's victory

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 18/05/2016

    » Ukraine may not be able to win its wars against Russian-backed rebels and against domestic corruption, but it has just beaten Russia in spectacular fashion at the Eurovision Song Contest. The political message has been amplified by the pundits, but the Russians and Ukrainian voters themselves seemed unwilling to be dragged into the propaganda war.

  • OPINION

    Why China muzzled an internet sensation

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 26/04/2016

    » Last autumn, Papi Jiang, a 29-year-old graduate student in Beijing, began posting short, satirical and occasionally profane monologues about daily life in urban China to social media. Within a couple of months, she'd racked up tens of millions of views, earned nearly US$2 million (70 million baht) in private funding and raised hopes that online celebrities might offer a new revenue stream for China's internet companies. Then, last week, it all ended: Papi Jiang's videos abruptly disappeared.

  • OPINION

    Warren Buffett tumbles into 'The Confidence Trap'

    News, Published on 04/05/2016

    » Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, is a confident man. Having built one of the greatest businesses in history, and having become one of the world's richest men in the process, he sees great prosperity in the rear-view mirror, and more of the same ahead.

  • THAILAND

    'Many' Thais implicated in global scandal

    Published on 04/04/2016

    » The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) is seeking information from its foreign counterparts regarding 21 Thai nationals reportedly included in a list of people worldwide using a Panama-based law firm for money laundering and tax evasion.

  • WORLD

    Women seen as effective suicide bombers

    News, Tobin Harshaw, Published on 12/04/2016

    » On a list of history's most notorious assassins, alongside John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and Gavrilo Princip, the name Thenmozhi Rajaratnam would probably draw mostly blank stares. But in her way, the Tamil Tiger terrorist -- who blew up herself, the Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi and 13 others in May 1991 -- has perhaps had the largest lasting influence.

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