Trump’s week to forget a sign of things to come

Implicated by his own justice department in a felony, Donald Trump has seen the stock market plunge as the tide begins to turn against him, writes Elizabeth Drew

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Across Europe, populists and right-wing parties seek power

UK liberals want a second Brexit vote to reverse the decision to leave the EU. But it would generate class war, writes John Lloyd

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Geminids meteor shower: an astrophysicist on what to look out for

The Geminids meteor shower peaks on the mornings of December 13 and 14, 2018 – but if you look up any time there’s a clear night sky up until December ...

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English language teaching educators must be protected

As English language teaching continues to grow, protections for teachers are required at this point, writes Leon Vaughan

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Playtime is over for unhealthy attitudes

Because of rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, writes Claire ...

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Unconvincing: New flood plans rejected

The record in Cork of the Office of Public Works on managing rivers so that flooding might be minimised is not impressive. In Bandon and in Skibbereen rivers have ...

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Confronting aviation pollution: Time has come to limit air miles

We take many things once regarded as miraculous as everyday. We take almost unlimited access to TV channels for granted.

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Global instability: No countries for old democracies

It is not too hard, in this season of pantomime rehearsals, to imagine a script from those masters of the netherworld just beyond the sober, grind-and-queue lives ...

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Reader's Blog: Clear sky thinking on cutting emissions

This is a proposal to try to reduce the carbon emissions and placate Brussels, before they apply fines, which will fall on citizens via taxes.

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Reader's Blog: Women must use majority status at the polls

One of the more important aspects of the 1918 election that is being commemorated now was that it was the first time women were allowed to vote.

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