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As food prices soar, big agriculture is having a field day
How long will it last?
→ Read more: Will surprisingly high global inflation last?
Why America’s debt ceiling matters
The wrangling over it reflects how self-destructive American politics has become
A beacon of democracy dims
Tunisia’s democracy totters as the president suspends parliament
The future of the Arab world’s only full democracy is uncertain after Kais Saied seizes power, cheered on by crowds
The Taliban grab more of Afghanistan as America slips out
Insurgents push back a demoralised Afghan army. And civilians are paying the price
Going, but not gone yet
Rodrigo Duterte hopes to outlast his term as Philippine president
He stands down next year, but will be no lame duck waddling quietly off
Why France’s Provence and the Riviera are so right-wing
The south is more like Florida than California
China offers a masterclass in how to humble big tech, right?
Be careful what you wish for
Bursting the bubble: how gum lost its cool
Gen Z doesn’t see the appeal of chewing plastic
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