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The never-ending saga: Brexit delayed

The Economist
News, Finance, Economics, Politics

European leaders nixed Theresa May’s request to postpone Brexit for three months, but have given her a short-term reprieve – delaying it by a few weeks and possibly longer. Thailand is about to hold its first election since the military seized power five years ago. The only hitch is that the generals are trying to influence the outcome, and anyone who criticises the ruling royal family can be thrown in prison. And how do you make a whisky age more quickly? The answer lies in dance music. We take a sip. Additional music, “Grangtham (Drowning Dub)” by Hanover.

 


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