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The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. We publish all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) and maintain a searchable online archive that dates back June 1997. We also offer a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and audio/video programmers. Website: http://www.economist.com/

Buenos Aires: An Insiders Guide | The Economist

Buenos Aires, an insiders guide takes you to discover the hidden secrets of the city by asking the locals. Here are some top tips for experiencing Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires
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Why is Mecca having an $80bn makeover? | The Economist

Saudi Arabia is investing billions of dollars remodeling Mecca, home of Islam’s holiest site—the Kaaba. Its plans include building the world’s largest hotel. The aim is to double Mecca's capacity to host worshippers, to nearly seven million, by 2040. The redevelopment has destroyed scores of old shrines.
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Corruption in Brazil: the scam that put politicians behind bars | The Economist

Brazilian politicians and business leaders are heavily involved in what might be the world’s biggest corruption scandal. An investigation that started in a Brazilian car wash has spread to 16 countries, embroiled more than 100 politicians and business leaders and put billionaires behind bars. But there is a silver lining to the chaos
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North Korea and America's game of chicken | The Economist

North Korea and America have a relationship that is becoming increasingly tense. After North Korea's most powerful nuclear test, our cartoonist Kal gives his impression of the stand-off between their two leaders: Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
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Religion, faith and the role they play today | The Economist

Religion and faith are an integral part of people’s lives worldwide. But in many countries the number of people who believe in God is in decline. We examine the changing role of religion around the world
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Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya refugees | The Economist

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims have been described as the most persecuted minority on Earth. For years, Myanmar has not recognised them as citizens. Now the army is burning their villages, killing them and driving the survivors out of the country. Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, ignores their plight. Does she deserve to keep her Nobel peace prize?

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The global arms trade is booming | The Economist

The global arms trade has reached its highest point since the Cold War. We reveal which countries are buying up weapons and explain why.
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We are in the midst of the biggest arms race since the Cold War. In 2016 World military spending accounted for 2.2% of Global GDP; more than the total GDP of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Which is the most expensive city to live in as a foreigner? | The Economist

We asked people in Hong Kong which city they thought was the most expensive to live in as a foreigner.
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Amber Heard: Why being called a "bitch" in Hollywood isn't all bad | The Economist

Amber Heard is one of Hollywood's brightest stars. Ahead of Women's Equality Day she talks about the dark secret of gender bias in Tinsel Town
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President Trump rebuking Steve Bannon, as seen by Kal | The Economist

As President Trump faces calls to fire his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, our cartoonist Kal imagines their next meeting
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