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The world this week

Leaders

Evolution

The story of man 

Dodgy science

Patriot games Requires subscription 

The European Union

Brussels fudge Requires subscription 

The IMF and Argentina

Néstor unbound Requires subscription 

Entrepreneurship

Gerontocapitalism Requires subscription 

Special Report

The story of wheat

Ears of plenty 

Pranks: a competition

From Hermes to bonsai kittens 

Microstates

Castles in the air 

French anti-Americanism

Spot the difference 

Churches as businesses

Jesus, CEO 

The curse of oil

The paradox of plenty 

Africa 40 years on

Return to Lundazi 

Japan's humanoid robots

Better than people 

America's most-hated companies

The very bottom line 

Jay Gould

A bad-hat baron 

Capitalism and sex-toys in China

Family values 

Frequent-flyer miles

Funny money 

Personal finance in Jane Austen

Percents and sensibility  

United States

Homeland security

Look who's listening Requires subscription 

Security v liberty (well, sort of)

Hands off Requires subscription 

Massachusetts or the presidency?

An easy choice for Mr Romney Requires subscription 

The Americas

Bolivia's election

A leftist landslide in the Andes Requires subscription 

Asia

Kashmir's earthquake

In the bleak midwinter Requires subscription 

China

Catching up Requires subscription 

Middle East & Africa

Palestine and Israel

Wobbles all round 

Iran and the world

Still not blinking Requires subscription 

Europe

The European Union summit

Cries and gestures Requires subscription 

Poland's Jews

A light flickers on Requires subscription 

Turkey and polygamy

Too much of a good thing Requires subscription 

Turkey and free speech

The Pamuk test Requires subscription 

The Italian budget

Taxing porn Requires subscription 

Obesity in France

Gross national product 

Britain

The NHS's financial difficulties

High anxiety 

Farming

Badger off Requires subscription 

Rentokil's pension scheme

Killing it off Requires subscription 

Royal Mail

Stand and deliver Requires subscription 

Publishing

Whingeing poms Requires subscription 

Northern Ireland

A mole uncovered Requires subscription 

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Business

Daiei

It's alive! Requires subscription 

Mobile phones

Somalia calling 

Face value

Ho ho ho 

Finance & Economics

World trade

Hard truths Requires subscription 

Italian banking

Year-end accounts Requires subscription 

Russia's stockmarket

The Yukos rally Requires subscription 

Economics focus

Wealth from worship 

Science & Technology

The story of wheat

Ears of plenty 

Stem cells

Running for cover 

The human epigenome

Life story, the sequel Requires subscription 

Books & Arts

Discovering the truth about Santa Claus

The travellers' tale 

The politics of Christmas

Bah, humbug Requires subscription 

Modern warfare

Model major-general Requires subscription 

Russian theatre

Bringing home the revolution Requires subscription 

Literary criticism

Subliminal thinking Requires subscription 

Obituary

Obituary

Devan Nair 

Emerging-Market Indicators

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