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Of balls, courts and no deals: Theresa May’s weakness at home is slowing down the Brexit talks

Print section Print Rubric:  A weakened Tory prime minister faces make-or-break European Union talks. Sound familiar? Print Headline:  Of balls, courts and no deals Print Fly Title:  Brexit and Theresa May’s future UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  China’s Xi Jinping has more clout than Donald Trump. The world should be wary Fly Title:  Of balls, courts and no deals Main image:  20171014_brp001.jpg THE parallels are almost oppressive. Successive Tory leaders, from Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, have experienced painful party rifts over Europe. The most telling was John Major’s battle in the 1990s with anti-EU Tory rebels over...

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Kenya’s electoral poker: Raila Odinga takes a gamble by threatening to boycott Kenya’s election

Print section Print Rubric:  Raila Odinga takes a gamble Print Headline:  Going all in Print Fly Title:  Kenya’s electoral poker UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  China’s Xi Jinping has more clout than Donald Trump. The world should be wary Fly Title:  Kenya’s electoral poker Location:  NAIROBI Main image:  Odinga’s poker face Odinga’s poker face IN THE rickety wooden markets in Nairobi, where traders sell old books, second-hand clothes and kitchenware, walking away is a buyer’s last negotiating ploy. If he is lucky, he will be chased down the street and offered a better price. Raila Odinga, Kenya’s softly-spoken...

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Daily chart: Austria’s next chancellor is expected to be the youngest leader in the EU

Main image:  SEBASTIAN KURZ left university six years ago. He was just 27 when he was named Austria’s foreign minister in 2013. Now he is on the verge of becoming the country’s chancellor, at 31 the youngest head of government in the world. Mr Kurz is set to join a cadre of comparatively youthful leaders in the European Union. Ten years ago their average age was 55, and the youngest—Fredrik Reinfeldt, then the prime minister of Sweden—was 42. The average is now two and a half years younger, and Mr Kurz would be the fourth thirty-something, at least until...

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Credit where it's due: Why Ivanka Trump wants to extend the child tax credit

Main image:  THERE were hopes, in the early days of the Trump administration, that Ivanka Trump would be a moderating influence on her father. She encouraged them, by talking up the progressive causes she claimed to cherish: climate change, the rights of gay and transgender Americans and immigrants; gender equality. But these are areas in which Mr Trump has introduced some of his most regressive policies. He has withdrawn America from the Paris agreement and said he would ban transgender soldiers from the military. He has repeatedly sought to curb travel to America from some Muslim countries and said...

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