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The Economist | Editors Picks - July 24, 2014.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 Vladimir Putin’s epic deceits have entangled not just his own country but increasingly the West too. The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has added a cluster of spectacular new falsehoods. Our  cover leader  argues that this is the moment to say enough.  John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief Alibaba is an exception Chinese firms are struggling with the Internet READ MORE  » Stockmarkets and the DOG factor The discount for obnoxious governments READ MORE  » Relax, your kids will be fine Time to stop the extra Mandarin and violin lessons? READ MORE  » Politics this week The mounting toll of innocents in Gaza is reason enough for anyone with compassion to demand a ceasefire. Since July 8th, when Israel began its campaign to clobber Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that has run the Gaza Strip since 2007, at least 700 Palestinians have been killed, most of

The Economist | Editors Picks - July 3, 2014: BNP Paribas, genocide and lousy justice.

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Thursday, July 03, 2014 This week our  cover  looks at the tragedy of the Arabs. A thousand years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Back then, Islam and innovation were twins. Now the Arabs are in a wretched state, a civilisation in ruins—and the only people who can rebuild it are the Arabs themselves.  John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief BNP Paribas, genocide and lousy justice The French bank deserved a clobbering, but America's legal system looks like an extortion racket READ MORE  » Revenge porn: a global plague The online publication of explicit images without their subjects’ consent READ MORE  » The right man for Indonesia Jokowi may be a political naif but he is better than a Suharto-era soldier READ MORE  » Politics this week The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), which conquered swathes of northern and we