The dirtiest fossil fuel is on the back foot

The world is using less coal. It should be using almost none at all

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December 3rd 2020
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Coal’s endgame

The dirtiest fossil fuel is on the back foot

Time to topple it for good



Read more: Time to make coal history

Towards a better nuclear deal

Joe Biden should drive a hard bargain with Iran

He has leverage. He should use it


Nestlé gives a flavour of the future

Its boss is cautious about the outlook for the world economy

Daily chart

Why the pandemic has not dented Latin American remittances

In some countries migrant workers are sending more money home this year. That may be a bad sign

The colours of terror

The world should not ignore systematic torture in Belarus

Having stolen an election, the regime is brutalising those who object

Business software

Salesforce gets some Slack

Mark Benioff has his sights set on tech’s big league

Hungry ungulates

A crash in tourism leaves Japanese deer ravenous for treats

The sacred deer of Nara miss their old diet of rice crackers

The Economist Asks: Viggo Mortensen

How to talk about dementia—in real life and on screen

This week we speak to Viggo Mortensen, the actor best known for playing Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, about making his directorial debut and the future of indie film-making

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