- Samuel Brittan, the FT’s economics commentator, bids farewell after almost 50 years by looking back at pivotal moments in the British economy.
- A Japanese man said to be the world’s longest-serving death-row inmate has been released from prison after 48 years and granted a new trial.
- The “beef bowl test”: the end of gyu-don parity is nigh.
- Afghanistan’s most high-profile export after opium is telecoms and it has produced a multinational that’s taking on Africa.
- David Gardner asks if populism and putsch can work in Egypt.
- David Cameron’s effort to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with Europe has been boosted by Germany.
- Sam Jones examines Russia’s ability to penetrate Ukraine further but says old constraints spike the Kremlin’s firepower.
- The New York Times points out that Putin’s takeover of Crimea has revived the language of the Cold War .
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