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Double whammy: How obesity pandemic worsens Covid-19 risk

Double whammy: How obesity pandemic worsens Covid-19 risk

Across the world, some 39% of adults, or more than 1.9bn people, were overweight in 2016. Of these more than 650mn were obese, according to the World Health Organisation.

Biden’s challenges—from Kim Jong-un to the budget

Biden’s challenges—from Kim Jong-un to the budget

Global events have a way of forcing presidents to focus on defence — even when they’re reluctant to do so. President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to be an exception, despite his pledge to zero in on fighting the coronavirus and healing the battered US economy.

Deconstructing a complex process

Deconstructing a complex process

“Corporate structure and environment can give way to unethical and borderline criminal behaviours. People’s perceptions of their attitudes and positions (as corporate actors) also play a significant role in their readiness to commit numerous crimes” — Joseph Heath

The world cannot afford inaction on climate change

The world cannot afford inaction on climate change

As the US deals with the tragic drama of President Donald Trump’s final days in office, and the world reels under a now-yearlong assault by a virus, the Earth continues to evolve into a dangerously inhospitable environment. And it is our collective fault.

After the vaccine

After the vaccine

It’s mid-January, almost a year into the coronavirus pandemic and we are still waiting for the horror story that was 2020 to end.

Impeachment only way to prove that insurrection, civil unrest not the same

Impeachment only way to prove that insurrection, civil unrest not the same

The House of Representatives last Wednesday took the historic step of impeaching a US president for the second time. It was the harshest punishment it could render to a head of state who incited an insurrection in an attempt to overturn an election.

America’s post-Trump reckoning

America’s post-Trump reckoning

Whether America can restore its global standing over the next four years will depend on the American people’s ability to come together, as a nation, to lead the world in addressing global problems in a manner consistent with the rule of law.

QP’s climate roadmap eyes greenhouse gas emissions reduction

QP’s climate roadmap eyes greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Qatar’s commitment to ensure a sustainable and more prosperous future for the country and the world has been reflected in QP’s new Sustainability Report, which sets in motion a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Britain’s vaccine gamble

Britain’s vaccine gamble

The British have often taken great pride in dubious achievements, from the “victorious” retreat from Dunkirk during World War II to the bare-minimum Brexit agreement recently reached with the European Union.

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