Breaking the taboo about drugs

In an open letter, former Latin American leaders call for legal regulation to help undermine organised crime After more than four decades of a failed war on drugs, calls for a change in strategy are growing louder by the day. In Latin America, the debate is positively deafening. Statesmen from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay […]


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Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill amid debate over Canada-to-US pipelines

Ruptured pipeline in Arkansas is second incident in a week and comes as US debates controversial Keystone XL project Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely to stoke debate over transporting Canada’s oil to the […]


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Hanna Rosin: are men an endangered species?

It’s not just that women are adapting better to seismic shifts in economy and culture – as this provocative extract from The End of Men explains, they are surpassing their male counterparts at work and home In 2009, in a beach town in Virginia where my family had been vacationing for several years, I noticed […]


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Senate passes bill to shield US airlines from EU carbon-emissions law

Unanimously passed Thune bill aims to enable US airlines to avoid paying for their carbon emissions on European flights The US Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield US airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to […]


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Quebec police seek sticky-fingered thieves with $30m of maple syrup

‘Liquid gold’ industry threatened as Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers fear burglars will sell on black market Thieves have made off with a “considerable amount” of maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec, police have said. The warehouse, in St-Louis-de-Blandford, stocked more than $30m worth of the product. Police said it was too early […]


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Big payouts to shareholders are holding back prosperity | William Lazonick

Labour’s economic policies should focus on getting UK business to invest in the future, alongside households and government What the UK economy needs is an approach to economic policy that focuses on co-ordinated and concerted investments for prosperity by governments, households, and businesses. As the Labour party develops its policy programme for 2015 and beyond, […]


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