Dad's Army: the home front

Migration has become a central tenet of the Leave campaign’s appeal to the British public. The message that outside of the EU, the UK will be able to control its borders, has resonated strongly with older voters


UEFA 2016: a truly international tournament

The UEFA Euro 2016 football championships kick off in June. Halfway through the tournament, the UK votes in a referendum to decide whether it will remain in another pan-European organisation: the EU. The 24 team rosters show just how integrated Europe’s football leagues already are. The English Premier League, one of world sport’s financial powerhouses, provides employment for more of the tournament’s players than any other — although precious few English, Welsh or Northern Irish players come from clubs overseas. After the tournament in France is over, a few of those UK-based players could well be looking for new jobs.

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The breadline

After years of austerity, wide-ranging cuts to social safety nets and slow, uneven economic growth, many people in the UK find themselves with so little left over at the end of the month that they struggle to put food on the table. More than eight million people in Britain live in households that cannot always afford enough to eat, according to research from the Food Foundation.


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May 2016: news highlights

From Venezuela's 60-day state of emergency to the Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo, we chart May's news highlights


El Niño adds to Asia’s climate fears

South-East Asia’s agricultural base is under threat from the unnaturally strong El Niño weather event, which has caused droughts and threatened food supplies across the world


Refugees caught up in Kenya’s security fears

The Kenyan government has said it will close the Dadaab refugee camp, which it claims harbours terrorists from the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab


‘The Punisher’ promises Philippines crackdowns

Filipinos have elected the tough-talking mayor of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte, as their president, who promises a violent assault on crime and militancy


Trading blows

An apparent breakdown in negotiations between the European Union and the US - against a backdrop of public protests - shows how, from TTIP to Trump to TPP, trade has become a political hot button

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Greece squeezed as creditors mull debt relief

After seven years and billions of euros worth of bailouts, Greece’s European creditors and the IMF still cannot agree on debt relief

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