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Eleven days in December

The climate change caravan has arrived in Copenhagen. But who are the people doing the actual negotiating—haggling over every word—and what are they likely to achieve?
Sam Knight  

Europe’s last dictatorship

Since 1994, when Belarus first elected Alexander Lukashenko as president, the country has stagnated as a Russian client state. But the global financial crisis may finally force change on the regime
Sam Knight  

Everyone needs standards

Few people give much thought to standards, yet from the GSM mobile phone system to the ISBN code they make the world go round. I visited Geneva, home to the world's main standardisation body, to learn more about this engine…
Sam Knight