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May 5th 2023
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Britain readies to crown Charles III as its new king
The preparations involve scones, jam, chrism and carriages
12 snapshots of King Charles III
What to make of the “Coronation Quiche”
How The Economist marked Britain’s last coronation (June 2nd, 1953)
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When viruses are good for you
How to battle superbugs with viruses that “eat” them
As antibiotic resistance spreads, bacteriophages could help avert a crisis
A more democratic Turkey is within grasp, says Kemal Kilicdaroglu
Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s challenger for the presidency on the need to end authoritarian rule
If Turkey sacks its strongman, democrats everywhere should take heart
Britain’s Conservative Party takes a local-election bruising
Rishi Sunak is on track to lose power in the next general election. Who will win is less clear
The Tories v the institutions
After 13 years, the Conservatives still have no idea how to reform Britain’s institutions
America’s jobs report is not as strong as it seems
These are the key takeaways
The smokeless war
A battle against spies in China is spooking locals and foreigners
A revised law gives the police plenty of excuses to target people they dislike
Can I sink Icahn?
Hindenburg Research takes on Carl Icahn
An upstart activist investor challenges a veteran of the trade
The sports page
Is horse racing in America on its last legs?
The sport’s odds are not good
Checks and Balance
How secure is social security?
Our weekly podcast on democracy in America. This week, while Washington debates the debt ceiling, Social Security and Medicare are heading for insolvency.
53%, the proportion of Americans that say that social media is mostly or fully responsible for increasing teenagers’ depression, according to a recent survey. Read the full story.
Winds of change
The science behind the perfect storm
Global warming is changing hurricanes in unexpected ways
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