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This Week's Edition
Leisure Class Dismissed
Americans work hard, but have plenty of downtime
Tensions Rise as Migrants Mass in Calais Hoping to Reach Britain
Britain and France are on a collision course over how to stem a tide of desperate men and women determined to cross the Channel
Who’s to Blame for the ISIS Crisis?
If U.S. troops had stayed in Iraq, they may have stopped the militants. But that wasn’t our choice to make
The 'Palestinian Gandhi' Who Still Believes Non-Violence Is the Answer
'Plant olive trees, take the beatings, clog up Israeli jails': Mubarak Awad still believes that non-violence is the answer for the Palestinians
Why Russia and Cuba Are Partying Like It's 1962
With Russia reopening a spy base in Cuba, are we in line for Cuban Missile Crisis II?
Turkey’s New President Was Elected on a Platform of Hatred
The ally Obama needs to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq is losing friends fast
Meet The Public Face of The Israeli Defence Forces
Lt Colonel Peter Lerner is the man tasked with justifying every action of the Israeli Army to the western media
European Internet Pirates Poised for Victory
Faced with an epidemic of online piracy, European governments have gone soft on illegal downloading
With a Month Until NATO Summit, Security Fears Grow in Wales
The UK's depleted police could struggle to contain protests in Newport this September
Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?
Mubarak Awad laments what Gaza has wrought
Degrading on the Curve
Colleges and universities are chasing endowments at the students’ expense
Guantanamo Bay is a stunningly expensive failure
Will Sanctions on Russia Tip the World Into Recession?
Punishment on Russia could create “serious blowback in global markets”
Iran Hearts Hamas
Why is Iran suddenly making nice with Hamas?
The U.S. Is Sitting on Promising Ebola Vaccines
The disease is spreading faster and farther, but lack of funds and short attention spans keep a cure at bay
German Beer Industry Takes On Fracking
German beer production is heavily affected by the destruction of waterbeds all over the country due to fracking
Catalonia Boards the Burqa Ban Bandwagon
Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that local decrees are unenforceable but national law could still be on its way
Educating Their Children Abroad Is the Russian Elite's Guilty Secret
Many world leaders condemn the West, but still send their offspring to schools and universities behind enemy lines
Can an Independent Kurdistan Reshape the Middle East?
The advent of a Kurdish state could have long reaching implications for the whole of the region
Passenger Jets Are Sitting Ducks
Portable missiles fired from the shoulder could become the weapon of choice for insurgent groups
Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands
As Washington stalls on immigration reform, some property owners are taking matters into their own hands
My Jewish Mother, My Palestinian Father and a Family Torn Apart
The human tragedy unfolding in Gaza defies understanding. With both sides gripped by hatred, this is a conflict that may never end
For 40km, Passenger Planes Are Sitting Ducks
Portable shoulder-fired missiles that can reach 6,000 metres could become the weapon of choice for insurgent groups, warn security experts
Putin the Pariah
The shooting down of flight MH17 has crashed Putin’s reputation
Israeli and Palestinian Kids Caught in the Crossfire
The Gaza conflict imposes a heavy toll on Palestinian children—but both sides are suffering
The Doctor Will Gouge You Now
Wildly differing prices for procedures suggest that U.S. health care needs to heal itself
The Scottish Referendum Could Spell the End of the U.K.
With less than 100 days until the vote, Scots could choose to tear the U.K. apart - and cause a major headache in Europe.
Bigger Ships, Bigger Risks
Celebrations of the centenary of the Panama Canal have been marred by ugly stand-offs between the government and contractors
Murder by 'Zionist Thugs' Leads to Soul-Searching in Israel
The ‘dehumanising hatred’ between Palestinians and Israelis continues to break out into deadly violence
Putin's Crimea Land-Grab Has Backfired Spectacularly
As far as Ukraine goes, Russia has reached a kind of bloody stalemate: the mouse lost its tail, but ended up escaping westwards