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Brutal vision: the story of Economist Plaza | The Economist

In 2017 The Economist will move from its home of 52 years to new offices in central London. This is the fascinating story of the iconic building we will leave behind and the two modernist architects who designed it. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The city is about to embark on a decade of social change. And two budding architects, a married couple named Alison and Peter Smithson are about to land the commission of their careers. Half a...

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Rebuilding the Parthenon will be a top ten moment of 2017

In 2017, the ancient Greek Parthenon is going to be rebuilt in Germany. Argentine artist Marta Minujin will be constructing it of some 100,000 forbidden books from around the world. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In 2017, an audacious piece of performance art will capture the zeitgeist by invoking one of the world's oldest and most enduring symbols. The Parthenon from ancient Greece marks the ideals of the world's first democracy. In 2017...

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The World if… Brexit is contagious | The Economist

Nationalist identity politics have put the EU at risk of falling apart. What would happen if other member states decided to follow the UK out? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook:...

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The World In 2017: the Russian revolution

In 2017 Russia commemorates 100 years since the Russian revolution. Maria Alyokhina, member of punk protest group Pussy Riot, reflects on what that anniversary—and revolution itself—means today. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like...

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Which country has the most female politicians? | The Economist

In most countries men outnumber women in parliament, but there are some exceptions. The Economist asks which has the most female MPs. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Rwanda has the most female politicians. 64% of MPs are women according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, June 2016. Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The...

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The year according to KAL | The Economist

World Hijab Day, the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Finland and the release of the Barbie film: our cartoonist KAL gives his take on the most interesting events coming up in 2017. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The...

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Personalised medicine could lead to a breakthrough in cancer in 2017 | The Economist

Cancer scientists will break new ground in 2017 with the approval of a tailored gene therapy called CAR-T. Next year could be the year for personalised medicine to go mainstream. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 What are the breakthroughs we'll all be talking about in the year ahead? A new type of medicine will be on all of our lips. It's called personalised medicine. Personalised medicine customises treatment to an individual's needs using...

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Trump’s twitter diplomacy: upending the old order, one tweet at a time

The American presidency can be used as a bully pulpit, but Donald Trump already has a social-media megaphone of his own. Chinese president Xi Xinping gets to hear it first hand in this week's KAL cartoon. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue:...

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Rough seas for global shipping | The Economist

When the shipping firm Hanjin went bust in September, $14bn worth of goods were stranded at sea. Discover how the shipping industry has faced strong headwinds since the financial crisis of 2008. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The global shipping industry has been weathering rough seas for years. It is responsible for 90% of the world's traded goods but a price war over freight rates has hit the industry hard. The industry has suffered...

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