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China’s booming real estate market could spell trouble for the economy

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In China today, the buzz is all about how the government there too has stumbled into an energy crisis with widespread power cuts. Yet this and other supply shocks will eventually pass, while the $300bn(£218bn) of debt...

Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’

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IT IS 11AM PACIFIC TIME and Jonathan Franzen has just turned on the light. “Special occasion,” he says drily of our video call. A sliver of sunshine dares to creep under the venetian blind at the window. “I’m vampiric...

There’s a Tory backlash to Johnson’s tax rise – and he’s got more trouble on the horizon

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Boris Johnson’s taxation plans may have sailed through the Commons, but that doesn’t mean they’re sitting well with his party. Instead, the prime minister’s push to define a new centre ground has put him at loggerhead...

Chinese billionaire pig farmer jailed for ‘provoking trouble’

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Sun Dawu, a Chinese billionaire pig farmer and agricultural mogul, has been sentenced after weeks of hearings in secret to 18 years in prison and fined 3.11m yuan (£345,000) for a catalogue of crimes including “provok...

KitchenAid’s poor customer service has got trouble brewing

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In November last year our £300 KitchenAid Artisan Nespresso coffee maker started leaking very badly each time it was used. I contacted the original supplier, Harts of Stur, which stated that as the machine was more th...

Factory Summers by Guy Delisle review – trouble at the mill

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Guy Delisle is best known for his brilliant, offbeat travelogues (Burma Chronicles, Pyongyang, Jerusalem) and, more recently, for Hostage, his extraordinary account of the kidnapping of Christophe André of Médecins Sa...

Subjectivist wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot as Stradivarius runs into trouble

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Stradivarius failed in his attempt to equal history and win his fourth Gold Cup in a row at Royal Ascot as Subjectivist got first run on the home turn and the favourite ran into trouble and finished fourth. Trained by...

Is trouble brewing for Ivanka Trump and Don Jr? They’re certainly acting like it

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My father, you won’t be surprised to hear, is not a billionaire who, until a few months ago, served as the 45th president of the United States. But if he was, do you know what I would be doing right now? Swigging cham...

‘If publishers become afraid, we’re in trouble’: publishing’s cancel culture debate boils over

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In the 1960s, Simon & Schuster’s co-founder Max Schuster was facing a dilemma. Albert Speer, Hitler’s chief architect and armaments minister, had written a memoir providing new insights into the workings of Nazi l...

Frankie review – trouble in a Portuguese paradise with Isabelle Huppert

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The famously stylish Isabelle Huppert spends a stretch of this handsome drama on her hands and knees. In the verdant foothills of Sintra, Portugal, ailing actor Frankie (Huppert) searches for the €40,000 bracelet her ...

Seth Meyers on Trump’s legal trouble: ‘I’m just shocked it took two years’

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Seth Meyers dug into the rising tide of legal trouble engulfing Donald Trump, as the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance, announced this week that his investigation into the former president’s business practices ...

Divisive 2016 US election linked to higher risk of heart trouble

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How stressful can an election campaign really be? Potentially life-threatening, researchers say, at least in the case of the 2016 US presidential election. The divisive campaign may have raised the risk of abnormal he...

The Guardian view on declining birthrates: there may be trouble ahead

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Europe’s baby deficit is becoming impossible to ignore. In Rome on Friday, Italy’s prime minister, Mario Draghi, and Pope Francis were the star attendees at a special conference to discuss the country’s declining birt...

Trouble brews between Trappist monks and Belgian mineral empire

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For a decade the monks of Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy, in Rochefort, south Belgium – one of only 14 abbeys in the world producing Trappist beer – have been fighting with a quarry owner over the purity of the local spring...

Samoa is experiencing a bloodless coup. The Pacific’s most stable democracy is in trouble

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Samoa has long been touted as a beacon of democracy and political stability in the Pacific, a region troubled by military coups and civil strife. The prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, is the world’s second...

‘Are we in trouble? Absolutely’: Alberta battles worst Covid rate in North America

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In an open field outside the prairie town of Bowden, Alberta, hundreds of people braved chilly winds and the threat of spring rain to attend their first rodeo in more than a year. For the unmasked attendees cheering o...

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