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Also: The grain deal between Russia and Ukraine could help reduce global hunger

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August 1st 2022
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Will the grain deal between Russia and Ukraine reduce global hunger?

If implemented successfully, it would help—but on its own may not be enough


Read more: War is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger. Fixing that is everyone’s business

Back to earth

The global housing boom is running out of steam

Where are prices going to fall most sharply?

Paralysis and prime ministers

Iraq’s parliamentary plague

After throwing away his plurality in the legislature in Baghdad, Muqtada al-Sadr has decided to seize the building instead

Daily chart

A new study shows how much social capital matters

Friendships across classes are important aids to social mobility for young Americans

Per Cornwall ad astra

Britain is having another go at building a space industry

Its first rocket launch since 1971 will take place from Newquay later this year

A changing core

Apple already sold everyone an iPhone. Now what?

The ubiquitous device is becoming a shop window for the firm’s services


India’s Hindu-nationalist ruling party preaches social inclusion

In electing Droupadi Murmu as president, the Bharatiya Janata Party shows its awesome political nous

Green-card blues

America’s legal-immigration system remains gummed up

Donald Trump and the pandemic have done lasting damage


The cause of a new type of hepatitis in children is found

It seems to be caused by co-infection with two different viruses

All up in your mind

“Renaissance” is a clever, crowd-pleasing pop album

Beyoncé’s latest release is earning plaudits. It deserves the praise

The Intelligence

“There are some parallels that have been drawn with the HIV epidemic’s early days”— monkeypox

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