Police officers stand guard in downtown Shanghai. China’s pollution crisis has reached epic proportions, driven by the country’s relentless pursuit of economic growth.
The pursuit of endless industrial growth is chewing through our living planet, producing poverty and threatening our existence. The new Sustainable Development Goals fail to deal with this.
Ed Balls and Gordon Brown opening the 200th academy school in 2009.
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Struggling schools that were given more autonomy in the early 2000s improved GCSE results for their pupils.
Greece takes its medicine.
One thing is clear: if you need bailing out, your voters no longer matter.
Caspar Bowden, privacy advocate and campaigner.
Privacy advocate broadsided any deserving criticism, including his employers.
Did Osborne provide a spark for productivity?
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A living wage grabs the headlines, but sluggish productivity is a harder nut to crack than that.
Wait till Vladimir hears about this.
Neither Russia nor China like the EU, but they've each got their ways of dealing with its members.
Historically, governments that have chosen default have experienced a much higher risk of losing political office.
A possible “Grexit” would be more likely to lower rather than raise the political incentives for other European governments to follow.
Zambia’s success in building its food processing sector depends on tapping into procurement strategies of retail chains such as Shoprite.
Zambia's drive to build its industrial capabilities has made steady progress. But it runs up against the history of economies that are dominated by mineral resources and landlocked countries.
A little too strong?
Theresa May's latest extremism bill means citizens can be punished even before they commit a crime.
Is justice being done?
Men are still getting away with blaming jealousy for killing women.
François Hollande and education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (right), have come under fire.
A chorus of teachers, unions and French intellectuals have criticised reforms in lower secondary school.
Weaker than he seems.
Putin is superficially more popular than ever, but his extravagantly militaristic policy and Russia's economic isolation mean he's walking a tightrope.
Labour shouldn’t lurch back to the Blairite camp.
The centrist strategy that worked for New Labour won't work for the party going forward.
As much of a surprise for those on the mainland.
How did others in Europe cover the election and the surprising results?
All smiles for the Conservatives.
Experts provide a rolling response, live as the results come in for the 2015 general election.
Yvette Cooper out on the beat.
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Labour and the Lib Dems have clashed over whether crime is going up or down. Which is it?
UK politics is no longer a political tango for two, as this party leaders' debate illustrated.
Voters in the UK are again looking beyond the traditional two-party system and look set to put paid to a famous proposition of political science.
The UK economy is more sleepy than happy.
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The main parties are spending most of their time arguing over the speed and extent of cuts, when they should be talking about growth.
Is Nick Clegg ready for his close up?
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The experts assess whether the claims in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto align with the evidence.
Nick Clegg comes bearing good will, and costly policies.
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The Lib Dems address key issues in skills and apprenticeships, but our expert takes issue with some of their policies.