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Tackling drug resistance
There was a time around the middle of the last century when it seemed that humans could decisively vanquish the microbes that caused so many dreadful, often deadly, diseases. But that sense of victory over an enemy has given way to alarm. ...
Changing an established order
The international monetary system has been in need of fundamental reform. It is dominated by dollar holdings, with the American currency remaining the world's principal reserve currency as well as the most widely used in private transactions. ...
Leader Page Articles
What price ‘foreign providers'?
By K.N. Panikkar
The proposal to permit foreign educational providers to function in India will do considerable harm to the independent development of Indian education.
In Egypt, the jokes have stalled
By Michael Slackman
The moment has passed, damped by the recognition that for many people life today is even harder than before, especially for the poor.
New call in Israel for two-state solution
By Conal Urquhart
Many military and security personnel join group pushing for peace treaties with Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians.
Arctic freshwater “lake” to impact climate
By Fiona Harvey
Ice cap meltwater and river run-off could have significant impact on the climates of Europe and North America, say scientists.
West falls short on Gleneagles aid pledges
By Larry Elliott
Rich western countries have failed to meet aid pledges to the world's poorest countries made at the G8 summit in Gleneagles in Scotland six years ago, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday. In its ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * A sentence in the news report, “Charge sheet identical to CAG findings” (April 5, 2011), said: “The last nail in the coffin of transparency and objectivity of the policy was death by selective leaking of the date of ...
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