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Is This the New Lake Como?

Lake Como and Lake Garda might get all the glory—and the hordes of tourists. But tucked in between them sits Lake Iseo, which might just be the loveliest Italian lake of all.<p>“Lake Iseo? Never heard of it,” is the most common response from non-Italians upon hearing about Lombardy’s fourth-largest …

Refugee crisis? The influx into European nations is a godsend for its economies

The continent is rapidly ageing and, unless it takes lessons from the US in welcoming immigration, its growth will suffer.<p>At a dinner organised by a …

Europe

The manufactured myth of ISIL in Afghanistan | Afghanistan

Afghanistan is experiencing an unprecedented level of increased violence and armed conflict by the Taliban and foreign fighters, further deteriorating the already fragile stability and security of the country.<p>Afghanistan's National Security Adviser, Hanif Atmar, warned this week that Afghanistan is …

Afghanistan

How tribal Indians beat big coal firms

<b>India's government wants to make the country a manufacturing hub - but for that it needs to increase power production. The villagers of Mahan, helped by Greenpeace, recently blocked attempts to mine coal in their forest. Sanjoy Majumder reports.</b><p>"This is the land of our ancestors, we will never give …

India

Why is Narendra Modi going to China?

Barely eight months after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s India trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly make a return visit to China. China’s …

China

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

fivestepguide

Time to forge a post-Gujarat reality

Generally, whenever Muslim “leaders” go to meet the Prime Minister of the day, they carry a thick dossier of complaints and a charter of demands, …

The forgotten mosques of Delhi

The trials of Asian democracy

These are times of trial—literally in the courts—for a growing number of Asia’s democracies. The list of major national political leaders in the …

Asia

Some prime judicial questions in India

Conferences of chief justices of high courts and chief ministers are staid affairs. Judicial and executive leaders get together for chitchat and …

India

As Yemen Descends Into Chaos, Key Questions and Answers

Making sense of a growing conflict that involves a bewildering number of players<p>The recent surge of violence in Yemen has spiraled into a crisis that extends far beyond the nation's borders. After Shiite militias swept across the country and forced Yemen's president, a Sunni, into exile, Saudi …

Modi government puts brakes on India's universal health plan | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto.<p>Indian gynaecologists conduct …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Can Asia Survive a Strong Dollar?

Can Asia beat the rising-dollar curse? The question is far from academic considering the central role that a strengthening U.S. currency played in …

Economy

Euro slides on eve of ECB stimulus programme

Euro,Business,Economics,Foreign currency,Currencies,European Central Bank,US economy,US unemployment and employment statistics,European Union,European monetary union,UK news,World news,Unemployment and employment statistics<p>Euro drops against pound and dollar as ECB plans to unleash €1.1tn of …

India's government faces potential clashes with RBI over who decides rates

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Having agreed this week to formally adopt inflation targeting as a guiding star for monetary policy, India’s government and central bank remain at odds over how crucial decisions are made.<p>The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan gestures while replying to …

Modi Offers India a Timid Budget

Why does Narendra Modi's first budget feel so underwhelming?

Thousands march against new Nepal constitution vote

Thousands of opposition supporters in Nepal have converged on the capital to protest controversial plans to vote on a disputed new national constitution.<p>Nepalese police on Saturday fired teargas and water cannon at the protesters in Kathmandu, as anger mounts over the planned vote.<p>Protesters threw …

Venezuela

Ukraine's Least Terrible Option

It is with low expectations that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have gone to Moscow to secure a settlement …

Russia

Going Going Gone

Pre-budget rally may pick up in new F&O series

The Union budget, slated on February 28, is likely to give a greater impetus to infrastructure, capital goods and manufacturing sector.<p>The markets …

Manufacturing Sector

Winston Churchill's 5 Most Rousing Moments And 5 We'd Rather Forget

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.<p>A brilliant statesman, he was considered a …

Winston Churchill