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Why is the far right more popular in Austria than in Germany?

At last, an opportunity has arisen to kill baby Hitler. Thus read a poster in The Titanic, an Austrian newspaper, in the wake of this year’s legislative elections. These words captioned an image of...

Kosovo v Ukraine – The limits of independence movements

Against the backdrop of last Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia, tonight’s round of FIFA World Cup qualification fixtures produces one particularly intriguing match. Ordinarily Kosovo facing off against Ukraine would not be the first...

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

“So I landed at 17.00…. the taxi driver I got had been waiting since 8.30am for a customer. He only asked for $30 so I gave him $60… Hard to get a signal here....

Concerns grow over fat acceptance and rising obesity

‘Are you beach body ready?’ This was the question posed by supplements company ProteinWorld in 2015 on billboards around London, which also featured Australian model Renee Somerfield in a bikini. The backlash began almost immediately,...

Money can’t buy you love – or can it?

Jericho's Sonia Cuesta Maniar spoke to Brandon Wade, CEO and founder of a number of websites seeking to connect 'sugar daddies' with 'sugar babies'. She also spoke to 'E', a London-based escort, seeking to uncover the truth...
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Separation anxiety: impasse in Catalonia

How do you solve a problem like Catalonia? As we head into 2018, the recurrent thorn in the side of Spain’s central government is showing no signs of disappearing. For many, the dominant memory may...

Reclaiming “fascist”: the regime that really deserves the term

In 1944, with the Second World War raging around him, George Orwell authored a little known essay entitled “What is fascism?” “If you examine the press,” he writes, “you will find that there is almost...
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After the independence vote: what now for Iraq’s Kurds?

The independence referendum held in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on 20 September led to a decisive vote of 92% in favour. While the Kurdish capital of Erbil has been filled with celebrations for...

The Trump card: how the Donald might just do it again

On the evening of 26 September, around 150 paying customers gathered at the glamorous Le Cirque restaurant in Manhattan to raise money for Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Tickets for the fundraiser reportedly went for...
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India and China: Rising powers heading for conflict?

As both India and China ascend to the global top table, a great deal of attention has been afforded to the delicate relationship between these two ancient powers. There is abundant potential for regional...

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The World According to Jericho, 7 September 2018

Editor's Note: Novichok? Not a shock. After six months of prevaricating, London's Metropolitan Police has finally named the two men it believes to have been...

The World According to Jericho, Friday 31 August

Editor's Note: The Scramble for Africa The British are back. Back and humble. That appeared to be Theresa May’s message as she travelled to Africa...