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Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters Pity the poor old United States of America. Its economy is vibrant (at least by comparison with sclerotic Europe). In hard military power it stands unchallenged, its defence budget more than those of the next 10 countries combined. In terms of soft power
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Life's a beach, then you jump off a racing boat Im in Brazil, somewhere on the coast south of So Paulo in what appears to be a loving recreation of Benidorm. Unlike Benidorm however, the long, curved beach of Balnerio Cambori is not jam-packed with overly tattooed Brits driving mobility scooters but wi
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IoS letters, emails and online postings Air pollution, causing 30,000 deaths each year in the UK, is not a new problem (Supreme Court to rule on illegal pollution levels, 12 April). In 1984 I gave evidence to a House of Lords select committee on the health effects of traffic pollution and prese
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Home is where the art is: Will Kensington's latest tourist attraction be denied its chance to grow into a local treasure? If an Englishmans home is his castle, then the old man over the road and that nosy couple two doors down are the rival warlords who must be intimidated. Thats why our courts are clogged with disputes about wayward garden fences, noise pollution and if you
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Middle Class Problems: Friends with a pool are great but how to engineer that 'we were just passing' moment on a sunny day? The friends with the pool are good company at any time, but when the weather hots up, a weekend afternoon in their garden seems especially enticing. Would we like to swim before lunch? Well, come to think of it, that would be delightful, thank you. Change
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Careless whiskers: Derek Acorah's feline tales from the spirit world The internet is full of weird and wonderful things, but there are still times when a print magazine can teach new media a trick or two. Which is a long-winded way of drawing your attention to a publication called Soul & Spirit, which, for the past few
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DJ Taylor: Who exactly pays for Rupert St John's expensive, old-fashioned kind of bachelor life? How does 37-year-old Rupert St John pass a specimen day?
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General Election 2015: The voters need to hear more on areas of vital importance So far, this election campaign has not been as superficial as feared. Last week, the voters were offered substantial and detailed manifestos, and the challengers TV debate was a reasonably civilised affair, even if it did end with Nigel Farage, the Ukip l
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Who wins on childcare? Nursery battles really matter Its a bit late for this campaign, but I have a business idea for the 2020 general election: special emergency childcare for political people. My Election Nannies business might be a little niche and short-lived. But given the amount of childcare nightmare
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From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back tohaunt us Few recall that David Cameron led Britain into one war in Libya that overthrew Gaddafi, but was disastrous for most Libyans. Without this conflict, the drowned bodies of would-be emigrants to Europe would not be washing up in their hundreds on Libyan beac
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