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Europe

A crushing victory for Italy’s nationalist right

Giorgia Meloni of the Brothers of Italy is set to be the country’s first female prime minister

Britain

The pound is plumbing near-historical depths. Why?

Britain’s fiscal largesse has spooked investors. It may lead to a wider re-evaluation of sterling’s worth


Finance & economics

The world enters a new era: Bail-outs for everyone!

How governments came to underwrite the entire economy




The world in brief

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the nationalist Brothers of Italy party, which has its roots in neo-fascism, declared victory in Italy’s general election...

The pound fell back against the dollar after the Bank of England said it would “not hesitate to change interest rates”, but stopped short of raising them...

Demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s military mobilisation continued in the Russian republic of Dagestan, which has already provided a disproportionately high number of soldiers to the war in Ukraine...

As Iran’s protests continue to spread around the country the foreign ministry accused America and some European countries of attempting to violate its sovereignty by supporting them...


The fallout from Abe Shinzo’s murder could unseat his successor

Japan’s prime minister has seen his popularity plummet in the past two months

Buttonwood: How to rebrand stockmarket indices

An adman’s pitch to an asset manager

Republicans’ abortion proposal could backfire

Polls suggest Americans are wary of a federal ban

An introduction to the books of Hilary Mantel

Our culture correspondent recommends five works by the Booker prizewinning novelist

Midterms model

Explore our model of the race to control Congress

War in Ukraine

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The Intelligence

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Russia’s war in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin vows to send more invaders. The West should arm Ukraine faster

It has a window of opportunity to push Russian forces back

Fresh evidence shows how grim life is under Russian occupation in Ukraine

Military police reports from Izyum describe everyday acts of brutality


Where next for Ukraine’s army?

After a lightning advance, Ukrainian forces must decide whether to dig in or press on



Inflation

To fix America’s inflation problem, the Federal Reserve must go big

The odds that a painful recession can be averted look woefully long

America still has an inflation problem

Markets reel from the latest figures


Worries about inflation in China have been overhyped

The country has suffered from, and contributed to, price instability less than feared


Books are physically changing because of inflation

Rising paper prices are forcing publishers to change


Weekly edition: September 24th 2022

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International

How Russia is trying to win over the global south

Its propaganda is deceptive, multilingual and well-funded. But does it work?