It must avoid a second front, protect civilians and save hostages while fighting at close quarters
Muhammad Deif transformed the militant group from a cluster of terror cells into a force capable of invading Israel
The Economist explains
The damage points to a malfunctioning rocket, not an air strike
The world in brief
Hamas freed two American hostages captured during its assault on Israel a fortnight ago...
Joe Biden said aid would be delivered to the Gaza Strip “in the next 24 to 48 hours”...
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, said that India’s crackdown on Canadian diplomats was hurting “millions of people”...
Shawn Fain, the leader of United Auto Workers, an American trade union, said there is “more to be won” in negotiations with Detroit’s “big three” carmakers...
The ranks of the ultra-rich are swelling
How to assess the trustbusters’ case
California wants to lead the way
F1 has a boredom problem
Iran, Russia and China are profiting from the mayhem
But Israel’s evidence about a hospital strike still carries little weight
But more severe tests are still to come
Our satellite tracking of the conflict with Hamas, updated regularly
Joe Biden visits Israel, Poland’s elections—and more
Tesla’s downbeat earnings report, Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard—and more
On life sciences, motorists, invisible spouses, wealth management, longevity, Nobel prizes, brevity
A lighter look at this week’s events
The project is imperfect and controversial, but the technology is needed
On tour with Michael Flynn, conspiracy mixes with Christian apocalypticism
The battle for Avdiivka
The witless politics of polarisation is jeopardising support for legal immigration
Business, finance and economics
The industry’s covid-era hangover could be about to intensify
The results of one firm’s experiment with a bold new idea
Why is the Mexican government propping it up?
How to defend an industry that everyone covets
Hint: it isn’t big pharma
Is a country still a country if it sinks?
Using crime fighting tactics, the city is taking on its rats and rubbish
And leave a hole in Xi Jinping’s economic plans
Ukraine’s long war
And to roil grain and oil markets again
Under occupation, no one has an ordinary life
Things may be tougher this time
Our satellite view of the conflict, updated daily
Is this the twilight of the screen age?
Consider the historical precedents
Upstarts face an uphill battle
Yuval Noah Harari and Mustafa Suleyman debate artificial intelligence
Efforts to slow ageing are taking wing
Even dealing with part of the list will bring people better lives
And various existing medicines may offer similar benefits
Inside our correspondent’s investigation into the science of longevity
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Call it a “stovepipe” or “19.2oz” if you must
Weekly edition: October 21st 2023
Where will this end?
Good news from Poland
A victory for the rule of law in the heart of Europe
Are America’s CEOs overpaid?
Unions are taking aim at the soaring compensation of bosses
The NHS and patient data
The project to collate data is imperfect and controversial, but the technology is needed
A race to read the Herculaneum scrolls
AI could help unearth a trove of lost classical texts
Special reports: October 7th 2023
Governments across the world are rediscovering industrial policy. They are making a big mistake, argues Callum Williams
Governments across the world are discovering “homeland economics”
Attempts to make supply chains “resilient” are likely to fail
“Homeland economics” will make the world poorer
New industrial policies will make the world more unequal
Green protectionism comes with big risks
New industrial policies will not help economic stability
Video: Busting globalisation myths
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