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Britain's debt problem: Real debt-to-GDP ratio as high as 900%?

The choice for young Syrian men: leave or learn to kill | Letters from Kate Clow, Margaret Cox, Maureen McGregor, Cath Hallam and Gina Crowley

As a Turkish citizen/resident on the south coast of Turkey, I see nothing of the Syrian refugees who are living in the camps along the Syrian border (Report, 5 September). Turkey does not allow them to spread out over the country so that if and when the crisis ends, it can help them return to their …

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Estonia’s first contract with ESA focuses on ocean health

Estonia has been awarded its first contract since becoming an ESA Member State in 2015. Over the next three years, scientists from Estonia’s Tartu …

Estonia Is Demonstrating How Government Should Work in a Digital World

The country is pioneering an economic strategy for small countries that is smarter and nobler than serving as a tax haven.<p><i>Taavi Kotka is the Chief Information Officer of Estonia.</i><p>In May, Manu Sporny became the 10,000th "e-Resident" of Estonia.<p>Sporny, the founder and CEO of a digital payments and …

Noam Chomksy: There’s nothing free about free trade agreements

“To a larger extent they’re not even trade agreements.” The famed linguist and philosopher sounds off on the TTIP<p>Two weeks after Greenpeace released 280 pages on the TTIP trade agreement, Noam Chomsky spoke with Channel 4 about why he believes the new agreement has nothing to do with reducing …

Norway Won’t Ban Gas Cars Yet, But It Will Make Them Harder And Harder To Use

Like many European countries, Norway is ruled by a confusing coalition government. Last week, the Progress Party announced that Norway would ban gas …

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Virgin and Wetherspoons register with Commission to campaign in EU referendum

The company that manages billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s investments and pub chain J D Wetherspoon have registered to campaign in the European Union referendum as the battle to sway voters enters its final stretch.<p>Wetherspoons, which is led by its vocal pro-Brexit founder Tim Martin, registered …

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In the debate about the UK’s membership of the European Union, some people look enviously at Switzerland and Norway. These are two countries that are not EU members but still have very close trading relationships with the rest of Europe. They are the leading members of the European Free Trade Area …