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The high cost of denying class war

The high cost of denying class war

The Anglosphere’s political atmosphere is thick with bourgeois outrage. In the United States, the so-called liberal establishment is convinced it was robbed by an insurgency of “deplorables” weaponised by Vladimir Putin’s hackers and Facebook’s sinister inner workings.

Fifth Ballon d’Or fitting record for great Ronaldo

Fifth Ballon d’Or fitting record for great Ronaldo

For much of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career he has been in direct competition with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, both for club and individual honours, so it’s fitting that the Real Madrid superstar has the same number of Ballon d’Or awards.

Acupressure app may help ease menstrual cramp

Acupressure app may help ease menstrual cramp

Women with intense menstrual cramp pain may get more relief from smartphone app-guided acupressure than with typical medical treatments like painkillers, a recent study suggests.

A legacy of bad choices in the Middle East

A legacy of bad choices in the Middle East

The world’s worst dilemmas are characterised by a lack of good options. Indeed, that’s the definition of a dilemma. But bad options are often the result of bad choices.

A better British story

A better British story

Nowadays, there are hazards to looking for signs of hope in the British economy. As the latest OECD forecast for 2018 and beyond shows, a cloud of gloom has descended on the United Kingdom.

The Hungarian govt’s failed campaign of lies

The Hungarian govt’s failed campaign of lies

In October, Hungary’s government mailed questionnaires to all 4mn of the country’s households asking for peoples’ views on seven statements describing my alleged plan to flood Europe, and Hungary in particular, with Muslim migrants and refugees.

Losing weight can reverse diabetes without medication

Losing weight can reverse diabetes without medication

The finding of a new study that a liquid, low-calorie diet resulting in significant weight loss can put diabetes in remission without medication, could be a ray of hope to millions affected by the condition.

The madness of King Donald

The madness of King Donald

Much of America’s capital has entered a state of near-panic. In recent days, President Donald Trump has been acting more bizarrely than ever, and the question raised in the mind of politicians and civilians alike, though rarely spoken aloud, has been: What can be done with this man?

How the humble potato stopped conflict

How the humble potato stopped conflict

The humble potato – drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked – brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says.

The nightmare of online debate

The nightmare of online debate

I have come to think of it as the Vortex: the psychological whirlpool into which I can feel myself getting sucked almost every time I open Twitter, or Facebook, or any of the websites devoted to chronicling the mendacity and stupidity of the world – by which I mainly mean politics – in 2017.

National Day an occasion to renew patriotism, loyalty

National Day an occasion to renew patriotism, loyalty

HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud has emphasised that National Day celebration is an embodiment of the connection and the cohesion between the leadership and the people and a glorification of the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Qatar.

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