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Election roundup: international edition

Election roundup: international edition

We're not the only country in the world dealing with election fever. Here's Charles Richardson's update on elections in Mali, Czech Republic, Venezuela and Iran.

Vaclav Havel, a hero for our time

Vaclav Havel, a hero for our time

The world is a poorer place this week with the loss of Vaclav Havel.

Crisis management: Czechs and Colombians make Right turns

Crisis management: Czechs and Colombians make Right turns

Two elections held at the weekend provide an interesting angle on how democracies respond to crisis. The first, in the Czech Republic, the second, over in Colombia.

Australia lags behind new Czech stance on drugs

Australia lags behind new Czech stance on drugs

The police don’t arrest people with an addiction to alcohol, gambling or sex, so why do we make criminals of people who just happen to be addicted to drugs?

Why Obama shot down Star Wars

Why Obama shot down Star Wars

Obama's decision to junk Bush-era plans for a missile defence shield in Europe isn't a capitulation to Russia, says Mark Ambinder.

Climate change is ruining beer

Climate change is ruining beer

We were willing to sacrifice the Amazon for the sake of our air con, but this is too far: climate change is ruining the flavour of hops, a key ingredient in beer, and the very existence of delicious pilsner lager is now at stake.

Throw another ancient mammoth on the barbie

Throw another ancient mammoth on the barbie

Archaeologists have just uncovered a 29,000 B.C. well-equipped kitchen where roasted gigantic mammoth was one of the last meals served.