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The Intelligence
“It repeatedly declined offers of help”—covid in North Korea

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Money Talks
Why markets are falling—and why the pain isn’t over yet

Our podcast on markets, the economy and business. This week, we go bear hunting and connect the dots from cryptocurrencies to meme stocks to explain what’s behind the brutal sell-off

How to unlock the secrets of the universe

Our podcast on science and technology. This week, in the first of two episodes, we look at what an upgraded Large Hadron Collider might reveal about the fundamental building blocks of the universe

The Intelligence
“The past month has been particularly vicious”—Crypto carnage

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India’s next decade, office surveillance and sequencing the genomes of best casino sites 0borns

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The best casino sites 0

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“Putin has brought NATO closer to his borders”—NATO’s Nordic expansion

Also on the daily podcast: Facebook loses its cool, and the black hole is ready for its close-up

The Intelligence
“This fits a pattern of Britain’s vigorous protecting of NATO’s eastern flank”

Also on the daily podcast: unravelling the mystery of Great Zimbabwe and the soft thrill of an ASMR exhibition

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What if America reverts to abortion bans?

Anne McElvoy talks to Mary Ziegler, a ​​legal historian, about the origins of Roe v Wade and what will happen if the landmark legislation is overturned

The Intelligence
“The war is grinding towards a stalemate”—Russia inches ahead, Ukraine battles back

Also on the daily podcast: visiting alternative-policing trials in America and why a boring British read is a perennial bestseller

Money Talks
Can Germany wean itself off Russian gas?

Our podcast on markets, the economy and business. This week, we examine where German energy policy went awry and what can be done to fix it.