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Debate heats up in Texas Senate race

Debate heats up in Texas Senate race

It underlines America’s strange and turbulent political moment that the highest-profile and most intriguing battle in November’s midterm elections is in one of the most predictably Republican states.

Hydrocarbon gains improve Qatar’s overall outlook

Hydrocarbon gains improve Qatar’s overall outlook

Hydrocarbon sector gains are leading to improvements in Qatar’s overall macroeconomic backdrop, government finances and a likely budget surplus in 2019.

Growers hurt by Australia’s strawberry saboteurs

Growers hurt by Australia’s strawberry saboteurs

The farms across the road had given up on the last weeks of the strawberry harvest, with row after row of plants left to ripen and turn brown.

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When in Mars, be a Martian

Subcontractor ignores changes in specifications

Subcontractor ignores changes in specifications

Question: What are the rights of a subcontractor to insist on accepting a work if it is defective in material or at work? Changes in specifications were communicated to the subcontractor. But they were ignored by the subcontractor and he procured the materials.

Japan’s successful economic model

Japan’s successful economic model

Nearly everyone says that Japan’s economic model has imploded. Since 1991, growth has averaged just 0.9% versus 4.5% over the previous two decades. Slow growth, combined with large fiscal deficits and near zero inflation, has driven government debt from 50% of GDP to 236% of GDP.

Puerto Rico tragedy: a tale of two hurricanes

Puerto Rico tragedy: a tale of two hurricanes

The 120-year epic tragedy of Puerto Rico can be told as a tale of two hurricanes. The one fresh in our memory is Maria, which reached Puerto Rico a year ago.

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better

Population growth, rapid urbanisation and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region, are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said.

Fear and anger as cholera strikes again in Zimbabwe

Fear and anger as cholera strikes again in Zimbabwe

In just two weeks, the cholera outbreak gripping Zimbabwe has claimed at least 32 lives and more than 7,000 cases have been reported.

Yoghurt may contain more sugar than soft drinks

Yoghurt may contain more sugar than soft drinks

Some supermarket yoghurts may contain more sugar than soft drinks despite being regarded as “healthy”, a new study has warned.

Do democrats have a better strategy now?

Do democrats have a better strategy now?

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump won the US presidency. But it was also the day the Democratic party went awol.

Greece’s man in the migrant morgue

Greece’s man in the migrant morgue

Pavlos Pavlidis has spent nearly two decades examining and identifying the bodies of migrants and asylum seekers who have died attempting one of the least known but deadliest routes into Europe.

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