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Politics this week

Politics this week

Donald Trump sought his fourth national security adviser in less than three years after firing John Bolton, who had been in the job for 17 months. Mr Bolton says he resigned before Mr Trump sacked him. The pair had not seen eye to eye: Mr Bolton was far more hawkish on Iran, North Korea and Russia. …

Charlemagne | Why Europe should take the lead on trade

Charlemagne | Why Europe should take the lead on trade

Who else will speak up for consumers? “THIS IS DEEPLY offensive,” declares Cecilia Malmstrom, gesticulating around her orchid-lined office in the European Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters. “We have colleagues here whose parents fought together [with the Americans] on the Normandy coast and we are a threat to national security?” The EU’s trade commissioner is referring to Donald Trump’s …

Return to Gilead | The sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” explores the workings of repression

Return to Gilead | The sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” explores the workings of repression

But in “The Testaments”, Margaret Atwood charts a way out The Testaments. By Margaret Atwood. Nan A. Talese; 432 pages; $28.95. Chatto & Windus; £20 THEY STOOD in a line outside the Capitol while senators considered a health-care bill that would restrict family-planning services. They reappeared in Washington to watch over the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, a …

Cigarette-making | Philip Morris and Altria want to merge

Cigarette-making | Philip Morris and Altria want to merge

Investors are cool on the deal to create a $210bn tobacco titan A DECADE AGO Altria, which makes Marlboros, span off its non-American business, Philip Morris International (PMI). The split was driven partly by Altria’s share price, which had been languishing below its sum-of-parts value, but also by regulatory hounding of Big Tobacco over its role in …

What are companies for? Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities

What are companies for? Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities

Pursuing shareholder value is no longer enough, it seems AT A RECENT dinner in London, a chief executive promised that his airline would soon offer electric flights. A credit provider enthused about increasing financial inclusion in the developing world; a luxury-car executive promised to replace the leather in her vehicles’ opulent interiors with pineapple matting and …

Schumpeter | Vodafone’s search for the G-spot

Schumpeter | Vodafone’s search for the G-spot

No wonder telecoms firms view 5G with trepidation THE GLOBAL telecoms boom that reached its zenith almost two decades ago was made for satire. It united two of the most intoxicating technologies of all time, the mobile phone and the internet. It generated the biggest wave of value-destroying takeovers the world had ever seen. Its apex, …