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In Brazil’s rainforests, the worst fires are likely still to come

Without a restoration of environmental policy in Brazil, the worst fires are yet to come.

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UK general election: when and how could it happen?

Boris Johnson and his allies would prefer the vote to happen before October 31 – the date the UK is currently due to leave the European Union

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UK general election? If so, here’s what the polls are telling us

The Brexit Party will not take seats in a snap election, but it could easily stymie the Conservatives’ chances of winning.

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Canada could slow the accelerating nuclear arms race

The destructiveness of nuclear weapons has been obvious since August 1945, when the US dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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How a century-old dispute between Japan and South Korea adds to global trade uncertainty

Both Japan and South Korea are integral to the world economy and disruptions will have spillovers that will go beyond the two antagonists.

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Why increasing Arab-Israeli closeness matter

The Saudi government has attempted to become the Arab world’s major power by using its economic clout

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How China benefits from the Hong Kong protests

If the conflict between the police and citizens resumes and the political system destabilizes, China can swoop in and try to remake Hong Kong in its own image.

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G7 Summit throws up plenty of debate, but little compromise

The 2019 G7 Summit was like an Agatha Christie play, full of shocks, tensions, surprise reveals and difficulties.

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Why are Amazon fires so damaging and how can we stop them

Addressing these challenges requires integrated national and global actions, collaboration between scientists and policymakers, and long-term funding

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Changes for a landmark agreement mean immigrant children face harsher treatment in US

Conditions apparently have not improved in detention centers across the country.

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India has it right: Nations either aim for the Moon or get left behind in the space economy

The new space race is more complex, with private players taking the lead in many ways, but government priorities and policy are still crucial.

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Two years on, Rohingyas still without rights, status or justice

Rohingya refugees live in emergency conditions, but still they choose to remain in camps rather to return under a repatriation deal without guarantees of justice for past crimes against them

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Hong Kong protests and Brexit could both end up benefiting financial elites

Both London and Hong Kong are centres of perpetual reinvention.

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Is anyone really going to buy Boris Johnson’s ‘people vs politicians’ election campaign?

Boris Johnson intends for the campaign to be fought on the theme of “the people versus the politicians”.

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Saudi women are fighting for their freedom and their hard-won victories are growing

Saudi women will also be allowed to register marriages, divorces and births and to receive official family documents without their guardian’s approval

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