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A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 2)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the continent, so why are the ruling Conservatives in a dead heat with Labour? Moreover, after the rise of the far-right in France and northern Europe and the emergence of new anti-austerity parties in Greece and Spain, could Britain's election further highlight the fragmentation of traditional political fault lines?

By François PICARD

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2018-09-13 Debate

Brewing storm: The politics of extreme weather

After heatwaves, monsoons and forest fires this summer, warming ocean temperatures have Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas and Typhoon Mangkhut soon to batter the...

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2018-09-12 Debate

Battle of values: EU parliament recommends sanctions against Hungary

It started with the Brexit campaign. Now a battle of values is playing out on the continent. The European Parliament, for the first time ever, has voted to sanction Hungary for...

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2018-09-11 Debate

Trump v. the ICC: Does international justice have a future?

Donald Trump's national security advisor is pulling no punches. John Bolton has told conservative legal scholars in Washington that his administration would go so far as to...

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2018-09-10 Debate

Ortega on Nicaragua, Venezuela and Trump's Latin America doctrine

A US-sponsored plot against Nicaragua - that's how that country's veteran president Daniel Ortega sees UN accusations of human rights abuses. What started back in April as...

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2018-09-06 Debate

What's the matter with Sweden? Social model put to test as far-right surges

Now it's Sweden's turn: a European nation with a balance of power disrupted by the rise of far-right populists. The Sweden Democrats - a neo-Nazi-rooted formation - has rebranded...

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