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25 August 2020

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The 2015 influx of 1.2 million refugees was resettled all across Germany and has been somewhat successfully integrated five years later. Many local municipalities quickly adapted to the influx, providing language cour...

The Economist

The Economist

22 August 2020

Denmark

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The border between Denmark and Germany was highly politicized and when it was set, Germans found themselves in Denmark and Danes found themselves in Germany. Each country is required to offer regional schools taught i...

The Economist

The Economist

13 August 2020

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More women are serving in top positions of the United Kingdom’s diplomatic corps with a female ambassador to the United States for the first time since the position was created in 1791. Women now hold about a third of...

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The Economist

23 July 2020

United States

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Universities are a source of innovative economic activity for neighboring towns and cities. The entrepreneurial activity spurred by academic programs and the effect a large student body has on a college town's main st...

The Economist

The Economist

2 July 2020

Vietnam

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“Rice ATMs” allow people in need to withdraw free rice each week and are popular throughout Vietnam. Created by private companies, the ATMs are now sustained by private donations in a country that hasn’t developed a l...

The Economist

The Economist

14 November 2019

Antakya, Turkey

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After discovering historic artifacts on land preparing to become a hotel in Antakya, Turkey, owners chose to develop a combined hotel and history museum, a rare act of collaboration between preservationists and develo...

The Economist

The Economist

16 September 2017

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In the midst of the Syrian refugee crisis, Germany has managed to integrate more than 1.2 million men, women, and children into schools and workplaces around the country. Although the learning curve is steep, refugees...

The Economist

The Economist

29 August 2015

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Local leaders in Sierra Leone helped curb an epidemic, as foreign agencies encouraged chiefs and traditional healers to get involved. Local involvement created more effective engagement.

The Economist

The Economist

12 March 2015

Perth, Australia

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Carnegie Wave Energy created a system to generate electricity from the ocean’s waves to power Australia’s largest naval base. The system, known as CETO 5, has buoys bobbing up and down below the ocean’s surface that d...

The Economist

The Economist

26 February 2014

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Sweden's "Vision Zero" program has used a comprehensive approach to infrastructure and regulation to drastically reduce traffic-related deaths, making Swedish roads the safest in the world.

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