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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
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    Not shy about retiring: strikes in France

    Not shy about retiring: strikes in France

    Fixing the complex, creaking pension system remains central to President Emmanuel Macron’s agenda of reforms. But leaving it alone is central to French identity—so workers are striking, again, in huge numbers. Our correspondent lays out why 2023’s first earnings season is so gloomy. And America is providing more legal protections for polyamorous “throuples”.
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    • 20 min
    Didn’t protect or serve: Tyre Nichols’s killing

    Didn’t protect or serve: Tyre Nichols’s killing

    The response to the death of the 29-year-old has differed from that of previous cases of police killings; we ask what the tragedy indicates about how America deals with police violence. Our correspondent says a lawmaker’s murder in Afghanistan highlights the misery of women under the Taliban. And why a decades-old model of animal and human learning is under fire. 
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    • 27 min
    Tunnel, no lights: South Africa’s crumbling infrastructure

    Tunnel, no lights: South Africa’s crumbling infrastructure

    South Africa’s infrastructure—its ports, railways and power grid—are struggling and poorly managed. Ordinary South Africans are increasingly fed up. We profile Russia’s new military commander in Ukraine. And our obituaries editor remembers one of Britain’s finest rural writers.
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    • 23 min
    Bibi’s gambit: Israel’s government v its judiciary

    Bibi’s gambit: Israel’s government v its judiciary

    Israel’s right-wing coalition government has the country’s supreme court in its sights. Their proposal to effectively subjugate its independence to the legislature has sparked protests and stirred concern for the country’s democracy. Our correspondent reports from a newly reopened Shanghai. And how gas stoves became the latest battleground in America’s endless culture wars.
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    • 26 min
    Tanks, a lot: arming Ukraine

    Tanks, a lot: arming Ukraine

    After months of foot-dragging, Germany is sending tanks to Ukraine, with America poised to follow suit. We examine how that could reshape the battlefield. Why Sudan’s democratic transition has stalled and its economy is struggling. And we reveal the secret to perfectly cooked chips.
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    • 24 min
    Marshalling resources: rebuilding Ukraine

    Marshalling resources: rebuilding Ukraine

    Around one-fifth of Ukraine’s population has fled. The country’s GDP has plummeted and foreign investors are staying away. Even as the fighting rages, the world has already begun thinking about how to rebuild the country. How a 36-year-old treaty helped heal the ozone layer. And why the pandemic did not lead to a wave of job-killing automation.
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    • 26 min

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