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Can Joe Biden get America out of the Middle East?

The past two American presidents thought they were too involved with the Middle East, but the Middle East refused to let them go


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Avalanches have been particularly deadly in America this year

Unstable weather conditions and growing enthusiasm for backcountry sport may be behind the worrying trend


Britain

Bagehot: The Tories are world-beaters when it comes to stealing ideas

The tradition of Disraeli, Churchill and Blair lives on


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America’s love of free markets extends to its fertility clinics

Thanks to an absence of regulation, America is a notable exporter of human sperm

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New data show that leading covid-19 vaccines have similarly high efficacy

Studies of millions of people, with the same place and time, provide fairer comparisons than clinical trials do


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What will travel look like after the pandemic?

Covid-19 has brought international travel to a standstill. But it will recover and may even become a better experience, says Simon Wright

Could covid-19 shake up air travel for the better?

Governments’ re-entry into airlines may spur more competition

How today’s reviled airlines could become greener

The pandemic has drawn attention to the environmental damage caused by air travel

Business travel may never fully recover from covid-19

Business class was late to the game. It might be early to leave too

The pandemic has hurt corporate jets less than commercial ones

The wealthy are not bound by airline schedules

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