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Japan ‘may slide toward recession’

Japan ‘may slide toward recession’

Shinzo Abe may be about to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, but he also looks set to lead the world’s third-largest economy into a downturn, with little sign that his much-vaunted “Abenomics” stimulus policies will help turn things around.

The aviation industry: a viable career choice for Arab youth

The aviation industry: a viable career choice for Arab youth

Since the advent of flying more than a century ago, aviation has become one of the most resilient industries. Powered by forward-looking innovations but also faced with numerous setbacks, the industry has continuously adapted to various market forces

Britons in EU say Brexit taking its toll

Britons in EU say Brexit taking its toll

Past 40, and nearly five years after he arrived in Madrid, John Halliday is moving back to the UK and in with his parents. He had “nowhere else to go”, he says: Brexit had cost him his job and made other Spanish employers reluctant to hire Britons.

California school shooting: It’s guns. It’s always the guns

California school shooting: It’s guns. It’s always the guns

Authorities in California are still trying to figure out exactly what transpired on Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, where a shooting left two students dead at last count.

Why US inequality is higher than Europe’s

Why US inequality is higher than Europe’s

Europe’s political forces are divided between those who regard the European Union as promoting unfair, inefficient neoliberal economic policies, and those who see the bloc as key to preserving the relatively equitable and inclusive “European social model.”

The risk and benefit of Michael Bloomberg running for president

The risk and benefit of Michael Bloomberg running for president

The Democrats have 17 candidates clamouring for their presidential nomination, offering a wide and impressive array of experience and ideas. What makes Michael Bloomberg believe they may need another?

The growing threat of water wars

The growing threat of water wars

The dangers of environmental pollution receive a lot of attention nowadays, particularly in the developing world, and with good reason. Air quality indices are dismal and worsening in many places, with India, in particular, facing an acute public-health emergency.

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, yet many don’t know they suffer from it

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, yet many don’t know they suffer from it

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is an inability to produce adequate amounts of insulin (a hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas) to maintain blood glucose levels within normal limits, and it represents a major medical, social, and economic burden worldwide.

Kartarpur: Winning hearts and minds

Kartarpur: Winning hearts and minds

Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive!

The impeachment blues

The impeachment blues

The most dismaying thing about the impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump is that they are falling so short of the constitutional gravamen of the issue.

Public awareness central to mental health services in Qatar

Public awareness central to mental health services in Qatar

While many countries around the world do not have a mental health policy, Qatar has had a decade-long commitment to developing mental health services.

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