Negotiations to prevent a government default reaffirmed that the big drivers of future deficits are all off the table in a divided Washington.
Doctors at the Allina Health System, a wealthy nonprofit in the Midwest, aren’t allowed to see poor patients or children with too many unpaid medical bills.
Fighting for change has cost Narges Mohammadi her career, separated her from family and deprived her of liberty. But a jail cell has not succeeded in silencing her.
A coordinated effort financed by the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund is offering huge paydays to some of the sport’s biggest stars if they join Saudi Arabia’s best teams.
The Globalist Podcast, Friday, June 2, 2023: Asia’s top security meeting, IISS Shangri-La Dialogue kicks off but China refuses to talk to the US on the sidelines.
Plus: several media groups are banned from Opec’s production meeting this weekend; we check in on how Nigeria’s new president is faring and we ask, “What is lake cow bacon?”
In what could be a glimpse of the future as climate change batters the West, officials ruled there’s not enough groundwater for projects already approved.
The speaker defied expectations and delivered a debt limit agreement that few thought he could manage, but left some of his Republican colleagues feeling betrayed.
As candidates like Tim Scott and Nikki Haley bolster their biographies with stories of discrimination, they have often denied the existence of systemic racism in America while describing situations that sound just like it.
The New York City mayor has made an art form of telling stories about himself that are nearly impossible to verify, adding fresh details to often-told anecdotes.
The Globalist Podcast, Thursday, June 1, 2023: Veteran political strategist Norm Sterzenbach unpacks Ron DeSantis’s 2024 launch.
Plus: fears that Polish democracy is under threat, secret talks between Qatar and the Taliban, and award-winning author Leila Slimani talks about her latest novel.
An overwhelming bipartisan coalition pushed through the compromise struck by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden, even as lawmakers in both parties signaled displeasure with the plan.
A $528 billion plan to clean up 54 million gallons of radioactive bomb-making waste may never be achieved. Government negotiators are looking for a compromise.
After absorbing months of attacks from the former president, the Florida governor is beginning to fire back — but carefully.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vilified gay people during his re-election campaign, calling them a threat to society and rallying conservatives against them. It has left people feeling threatened, and alone.
The Globalist Podcast, Wednesday, May 31, 2023: Russia analyst Mark Galeotti gives us the latest on the drone attacks in Moscow, the G7 issues Leaders’ Communique on trade relations with China, a look ahead at Spain’s snap election, the business news and why flip phones are making a comeback.
At least eight drones were intercepted, the Kremlin said, but the foray raised questions about Russian air defenses.
Corporate profits have been bolstered by higher prices even as some of the costs of doing business have fallen in recent months.
Despite growing Republican opposition, a key committee voted to move the bill forward to the House floor.
Leaders from OpenAI, Google DeepMind, Anthropic and other A.I. labs warn that future systems could be as deadly as pandemics and nuclear weapons.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023: South Korea hosts Pacific Island Summit, North Korea launches first military satellite, NATO Foreign Ministers meet in Norway, and more top stories.
With low unemployment and above-trend inflation, the economy is well positioned to absorb the modest budget cuts that President Biden and Republicans negotiated.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, re-elected as Turkey’s president, is expected to toughen up at home but seek better ties with Washington and ratify Swedish membership of the military alliance.
When a teen’s killing became a right-wing talking point, the rush to outrage obscured a more complicated story.
A case involving a graduate student and her art history professor illustrates the tangled state of sexual power dynamics in Japan.
Monday, May 29, 2023: Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, unpacks the hard nationalism dominating Turkish politics as provisional results from the run-off election come in.
Plus: Prime minister Modi unveils India’s new parliament building, and Karen Krizanovich is back from Cannes with all the latest from the Croisette.