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When the Olympics in Tokyo were abandoned in 1940 because of the second world war, locals used the term “phantom Olympics”. This year, the apparition has reappeared
Today on “The Intelligence”: a muted start to Tokyo’s Olympics, why Britain kiboshed future Troubles prosecutions and remembering an Auschwitz accordionist
Most people in Tokyo would like to see this end as soon as possiblea muted start to the Olympics
Floating-turbine technology is crucial to harnessing the power of offshore wind, 80% of which blows over water deeper than 60 metres
South Africa: what's behind the riots? @johnpmcdermott, our chief Africa correspondent, provides his take from Johannesburg
As many as 1,000 of the 11,000 athletes at the Tokyo games could be doping. Sports scientist @profchriscooper tells @tcross81 about the impact that drugs might have on the Tokyo Olympics. Listen to “Babbage”
The only group of people who have prospered because of ANCnomics, apart from billionaires, are those working for the state
Any EU government that tramples on gay rights can expect a political onslaught and a bureaucratic beating
“I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t stand.” The four-time Olympic champion @MJGold talks to @AnneMcElvoy about the stroke he suffered in 2018 and his road to recovery on “The Economist Asks” podcast
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Das ist cool! Our poll tracker has been expertly translated by @mariesegger and is now available in German. Wer kommt nach Angela Merkel? Find out hier…
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One of team Japan's flagbearers at Olympics will be Hachimura Rui, a Black Beninese-Japanese basketball star. He&other mixed-race athletes are forcing the country to reckon with its diversity. In this week's @TheEconomist, I look at Japan's changing face:…
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My long read on the events of the last two weeks.

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Donald Tusk has returned to Polish politics but he has a big hill to climb. My article in this week's @TheEconomist:…
This year, people are not just worried about the cost, but the risk to public safety with covid-19 cases rising
In the suburbs of Algiers, the taps have been dry for days. But Algeria is not the only country in the region suffering
The countries of the Middle East and north Africa are parched
Racism remains a big problem in Japan. That is why the celebration of champion athletes like Hachimura Rui, a mixed-race basketball player, can smack of hypocrisy
Liberal societies should keep track of what is possible in the field of neuroscience through research programmes under their own control
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This week's @Theeconomist cover leader on the climate crisis, adaptation, geoengineering and the sublime…
More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes or from guns. Film supported by @Mishcon_de_Reya
On our “Money Talks” podcast, @EconCallum assesses the uncertainties from the spread of the Delta covid-19 variant and the end of emergency stimulus. Can the economic recovery survive?
Reductions in generous furlough schemes, and better pay, might entice staff back
“Gamechangers” is a podcast series from @TheEconomist, sponsored by @MorganStanley, that examines how innovation really works. On the latest episode: @tomstandage talks to the pioneers of mRNA about its unexpected path and its potential
♦️ #Tokyo2020 opens today. Many Japanese would rather it didn't.

♦️ Ben & Jerry's causes outrage in Israel over a sales decision.

♦️ Russia has raised interest rates three times this year—will they again today?

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The Delta variant is ripping through Britain, cases are doubling every fortnight.

Boris Johnson's decision to end most covid-19 measures in England now looks considerably braver than when he announced it earlier in the month. The world will be watching.

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Keir Starmer is still embroiled in battles with Labour’s far left
We're keeping tabs on the runners, the riders and on possible coalitions that will emerge after Germany's federal election #BTW21
Yang Huaiding was the first man in China to do long-distance bulk trading in government bonds
Yang Huaiding died on June 13th
The government fails to keep South Africa's lights on. Yet it blithely puts people out of work
On our “Money Talks” podcast:
- Can economic growth survive the Delta variant and the end of stimulus?
- Why America’s shale-oil tycoons are now fracking as little as possible
- And meet the Chinese bitcoin miners being forced to shut down
On “Babbage”, with @tcross81:
-Olympic medalist ​​@sharrond62 on competing against athletes who had been doping
-Sports scientist @profchriscooper on the prevalence of doping in sport
-@Scienceofsport imagines what if all doping restrictions were removed
👉 In 2018, doping was more common in some sports and some countries than others. Swipe left to see this.

Click to read why every performance in the #Tokyo2020 Olympics—even those by clean athletes—will take place under a cloud of suspicion ⬇️
Cutting greenhouse-gas emissions is not enough. The world urgently needs to invest in adapting to the changing climate, too
The right reaction to human suffering on such a scale as the floods in Germany can make a big difference to political fortunes
Germany grapples with the human and political fallout of the devastating floods
Liberals hope that Mr Tusk’s return as leader of the centrist Civic Platform will help defeat Poland's populists. It will not be easy
The ANC's failure to build a properly functioning state and to deliver economic growth created the potential for chaos. The effects of the destruction will be felt for years
In countries that have had big covid-19 epidemics, long covid will be a burden on health-care systems for years to come
How common is long covid?
Hachimura Rui, a mixed-race basketball star, will carry the flag for Team Japan at the Olympics. But some on the right still question whether he is truly Japanese
Experts say it will take months to assess the damage done by China’s compromise of Microsoft Exchange
After failing to dissuade cyber-attacks, America looks to its friends for help
The IOC has changed its host-selection process. It is now likely to result in fewer costly mistakes, but also more accusations of partiality
To investigate how lead affects personality development, researchers used survey data on 1.5m adults living across America and Europe, the largest study of its kind
Lead exposure during childhood has long-lasting effects
In including some African sites, like Robben Island, UNESCO often glosses over the very reasons why they matter to local people
Why Africa has relatively few UNESCO World Heritage sites
“They can make a minimum of a 9% improvement as an average,” Silver medal-winning British Olympic swimmer @sharrond62 tells @tcross81 about the performance enhancing effects that doping had on her East German competitors at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
In 2020 governments were quick to introduce universal, generous stimulus schemes. The task now is to scale those back and enable creative destruction, while still protecting those in need
Will the economic recovery survive the end of emergency stimulus?
Extreme politicisation has encouraged vaccine-hesitant Republicans to dig in
Engineers have designed models that can safely float wind turbines four times as powerful as their predecessors
Floating wind turbines could rise to great heights
By refusing to carry out research on monkeys for ethical reasons, Europe and America will become more dependent on China for new knowledge about the human brain
Even if vaccines eliminate the need to return to strict measures, consumers may become too anxious to visit bars and restaurants
Hot as it is, this year will probably be one of the 21st century's coolest. The extremes of floods and fires are not going away—and urgent action is needed. Our cover this week
Although vaccines went from lab to jab in just a few months, the idea of using mRNA as a therapy has been around for decades.

@tomstandage and @natashaloder investigate the origins of this technology on “Gamechangers”, a podcast series from @TheEconomist
Dont shoot the messengerthe pioneers of mRNA
“You have to equate doping in sport with crime in society, there’s never going to be an end to crime in society.” The champion sprinter @MJGold tells @AnneMcElvoy why he thinks it’s impossible to eradicate doping in sport on “The Economist Asks” podcast
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