James Blitz

Financial Times

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Defense and Diplomatic Editor for the Financial Times

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Iran today announced some advances in its nuclear program, in defiance of international pressure.

Iran Touts Nuclear Advances, Threatens to Cut European Oil Exports

Iran today announced some advances in its nuclear program, in defiance of international pressure.

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As Libya's new leaders met for the first time with an international conference in Paris, a defiant voice-message, apparently from Moammar Gadhafi, was broadcast by a TV station in…

World Leaders and Libyan Rebels Gather in Paris

As Libya's new leaders met for the first time with an international conference in Paris, a defiant voice-message, apparently from Moammar Gadhafi, was broadcast by a TV station in…

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The Speech Is Over, the Campaign Begins

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

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Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

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Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

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