The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London. Continuous publication began under its founder, James Wilson, in September 1843. In 2015 its average weekly circulation was a little over 1.5 million, about half of which were sold in the United States.

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  • Britons often grumble that Americanisms are creeping into British English. Lane Greene, our language guru, asks where American words really come from—and whether they pose a threat to the Queen's English. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AqhBvU Are American's trashing the English language? The Economists language expert, Lane Greene, knows a thing or two abou...

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  • Most new companies fail. What does it take for young entrepreneurs around the world to thrive in a startup hub? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2A1ieeK Over the past two decades start-ups have changed the world. Multi-billion dollar companies like Google, Facebook, and Uber have shown the transformative power of entrepreneurship. Today, innovators dream of ...

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  • The football World Cup in Russia will be the biggest sporting event of 2018. President Vladimir Putin will use the tournament to further his geopolitical goals. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zZwxAg In 2018, the eyes of the world will be on Russia. The country will host what is set to be the most watched sporting event of the year, the 2018 Football World Cu...

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  • Zimbabwe may be free of Robert Mugabe, who has been deposed in an apparent military coup, but the celebrations occurring in the country's capital will be short-lived. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man who may end up in charge, is every bit as nasty as his ex-boss, and the economic turmoil that the country is in will not be easily fixed. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.s...

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  • Making abortions illegal does not stop them from happening, but it does stop them happening safely. Meet the charity taking women out to international waters where they can have safe abortions without fear of prosecution. Screen reader support enabled. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2A5ZevU This woman is about to be taken out to sea for an abortion. She fac...

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  • Brexit is not only a concern for Britain’s economic future, it’s also threatening the country’s “street cred”: 2018 could mark the end of “Cool Britannia”. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zF0LIE Could 2018 be the year Britain loses its cool? By autumn, the complex Brexit negotiations should be drawing to a close. Deal or no deal, what's decided before then w...

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  • ISIS fighters are returning home to Europe. In Britain, half of the 850 citizens known to have joined ISIS have already come back. As France marks the two-year anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on its soil, governments have to decide what to do with returning foreign fighters. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zC9F9M Many Europeans have gone to fig...

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  • The “Paradise Papers” have drawn attention to the scale of offshore tax avoidance. Our cartoonist, Kal, uses the story for inspiration. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zttQXG When creating a cartoon there are many different approaches that can be employed to best present your subject of commentary. This week, Kal is tackling the subject of the leaked "Paradis...

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  • From Catalonia to Kurdistan and Quebec, many people are demanding independence. What does it take to transform a cultural identity into a nation-state? And what is the impact? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zpWFnB Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2zpaHWN Check out The...

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  • Space tourism will take-off in 2018. As the race between spaceflight companies Virgin Galactic and SpaceX heats up, those who can afford it will be able to travel to low Earth orbit and possibly even around the moon. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2he5ZAb In late 2018, tourists will be heading into space and there is a race on to get them there. Virgin Gala...

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  • The Balfour Declaration was penned 100 years ago, but its legacy still resonates in the Middle East today. How did a letter, only 67-words long, ignite 100 years of conflict? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 100 years ago this week Arthur Balfour, the British foreign secretary, penned a letter that would change the face of the Middle East. The let...

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  • Facial recognition technology will transform the way we live in 2018. Machines that can read and recognise our faces will go mainstream, opening up exciting possibilities and posing new dangers Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.e...

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  • Urbanisation is happening faster today than at any time in history. By 2030 nearly 9% of the global population will live in so-called megacities—cities with more than 10m inhabitants. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In 1950 New York and Tokyo were the only so called megacities; cities with more than 10m inhabitants. By 1980 these were joined by...

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  • Cities are growing faster than at any time in history, straining services and infrastructure. Technology-driven advances are at the forefront of solving this age-old problem Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Urbanisation is happening faster than at any time in human history...

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  • Climate-change experts are researching ways to cool down the planet using geoengineering. How could spraying chemicals into the stratosphere help counteract global warming? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 What if you discovered a way to cool down the planet? Extreme weather events are becoming more common and more ferocious. As the surface temper...

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  • Equatorial Guinea’s vice-president records his lavish lifestyle on Instagram, but it is unclear where his money comes from. He is currently being tried for embezzlement and money-laundering in France, where a verdict will be announced this week. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Meet one of Instagram's most famous playboys. He tours the world, driv...

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  • Donald Trump asks for help from China's leader, Xi Jinping, in this week's Economist cartoon from Kal. Peer inside the mind of our political cartoonist as he conjures up a dragon for the 19th China national congress. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 One of Kal’s favourite things to draw is a dragon, so when a new story pops up involving China Kal ...

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  • Electric cars will come of age in 2018. For the first time they will compete in price and performance with petrol and diesel cars. But in the year ahead we will also be confronted with some uncomfortable truths about going electric. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 2018 is set to be the year the world fully embraces the electric car. We’ll see a g...

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  • Is Xi Jinping the worlds most powerful man? The world's balance of power is shifting. For the past five years president Xi Jinping, China's leader, has ruled with an iron fist and has been pursing a new model of great power relations. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Xi Jinping rules the most populous country, home to 1.4 billion people. Mr Xi is...

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  • Chinese contemporary art is being showcased at the Guggenheim museum in New York. Many of the artists have been banned from exhibiting in China, but their work gives a unique perspective on a country that censors cultural expression. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more fr...

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  • The circus will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2018. In the second instalment of our new series of films about some of the big themes of the coming year, we look at its cultural impact Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.econom...

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  • Capital punishment is still practised in one European country, but which is it? We asked people on the streets of Oslo Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Which European country still has the death penalty? In Belarus, at least 4 people were executed in 2016. Executions are typically carried out in secret, so the figure could be higher. Daily Watch:...

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  • Maria Wazir grew up in a Taliban stronghold. Girls were not allowed to play outside, let alone participate in sports. But she was not like other girls. By changing her name and burning her dresses she was able to become a professional athlete and a household name in Pakistan Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films...

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  • Catalonia's independence referendum has ended with the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, stuck in a quagmire. Our cartoonist KAL talks through how he expressed those difficulties for his latest cartoon. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: h...

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  • Hackers will affect our daily lives in 2018 like never before. As more elements of our daily lives are linked to the internet, hackers will have greater opportunity to scale up cybercrimes, leaving our homes and personal lives more vulnerable to attack Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In 2018 cyber attacks will affect our lives like never before. ...

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