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40 tough years

The rial has dropped by 70% in four months and oil by 40%. Many companies are closing and the middle class has seen its spending power obliterated
Sergio Colombo • Sunday, 31 March 2019 12:21
 

With the Bible and Sharia

The incumbent president faces his old challenger, Subianto. Widodo's strategy hinges on his choice of running mate, an influential Muslim leader
Alessandro Ursic • Thursday, 28 March 2019 16:11
 

Someone to the rescue

Venezuela risks a military invasion, headed by Brazil and Colombia with US backing. Maduro is well aware of it and avoids stirring up trouble
Carlo Cauti • Friday, 22 March 2019 15:16
 

The world’s most packed polling stations

Some 900 million citizens will elect the Lok Sabha, or lower house. Modi heads the polls but Indian democracy is highly unpredictable
Nicholas Nugent • Monday, 25 March 2019 16:18
 

Where Trump’s eagle flies

Will the midterms influence the US’ foreign policy? The Dems will have a hard time stopping Trump but perhaps a few officials will rein back his excesses
Matteo Laruffa • Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:22
 
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