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Climate change: green fatigue

Communities in Hokkaido and five prefectures of the Tohoku region, we are told, have had record levels of accumulated snow as of 25 February.In the Sukayu district of Aomori city along the Hakkoda mountain range, the snowpile measured 5.61 metres, a record for all...
UK politics: Eastleigh by-election

UK politics: Eastleigh by-election

UK politics: Eastleigh by-election Richard North, 01/03/2013    Follow @eureferendum More than usual hyperventilation has attended this by-election, with some pretty bizarre predictions, even by the rather low standards of British political commentary. For what it is...

Horsemeat fraud: it’s all our fault

At last the Polish have admitted the obvious about horsemeat adulteration. They say they have found horse DNA in beef stored at three storage facilities in central Poland, after three samples from 121 tested proved positive. Eighty more await examination. The meat...

Eurocrash: a national nightmare

Bankia we are told is a symbol of the Spanish housing and credit crisis. The group was formed in the wake of the financial crisis from seven troubled savings banks – and then evolved into a national nightmare.And what is a national nightmare today, could become...

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