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The Spectator Index 45m
BREAKING: US government 10-year treasury bond yields fall below 2%
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The Spectator Index 46m
BREAKING: President Trump has told associates he has the authority to remove the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell.
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The Spectator Index 2h
UNITED STATES: Beginning in 2020, employers in Nevada will no longer be allowed to refuse hiring someone because they fail a marijuana screening test.
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The Spectator Index 2h
Top Universities In The World, 2020 1. MIT 2. Stanford 3. Harvard 4. Oxford 5. CIT 6. ETH Zurich 7. Cambridge 8. University College London 9. Imperial College London 10. Chicago Uni (QS Rankings) Longer list:
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The Spectator Index 5h
Share of Americans who have smoked a cigarette in the past week. 1954: 45% 2018: 16% (Gallup)
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The Spectator Index 5h
Share of women who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Sweden: 95% Denmark: 92% Finland: 86% France: 83% UK: 81% Germany: 76% Spain: 72% Ireland: 67% Italy: 65% US: 60% Poland: 40% Russia: 38% Ukraine: 36% Georgia: 12% (Pew Research)
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The Spectator Index 6h
Boeing 737 MAXs in fleet. Southwest Airlines: 31 American Airlines: 24 Air Canada: 23 Norwegian Air Shuttle: 18 China Southern: 16 Air China: 15 Flydubai: 14 Lion Air: 14 China Eastern: 14 TUI Group: 14 United: 14 WestJet: 12 Turkish Airlines: 12 Xiamen: 9 Spice Jet: 7 (Boeing)
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The Spectator Index 7h
Graduates in science, technology, engineering and maths in 2016. (millions) China: 4.7 India: 2.6 US: 0.56 Russia: 0.56 Iran: 0.33 (WEF)
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The Spectator Index 8h
UAE ranking, 2017. (of 137 countries) Roads quality: 1st Airport quality: 3rd Electricity supply: 20th Education system: 9th Math and science: 13th Innovation: 25th Life expectancy: 41st Security: 2nd Trust in politicians: 2nd (WEF)
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The Spectator Index 8h
Nigeria ranking, 2017. (of 137 countries) Roads quality: 127th Airport quality: 125th Electricity supply: 132nd Education system: 120th Math and science: 118th Innovation: 112th Life expectancy: 133rd Security: 127th Trust in politicians: 130th (WEF)
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The Spectator Index 9h
Income held by poorest 10% of population. Kazakhstan: 4.3% Moldova: 4.3% Belarus: 4.2% Armenia: 3.5% Thailand: 3% Indonesia: 2.9% Uruguay: 2.3% Argentina: 1.9% Chile: 1.9% Paraguay: 1.7% Ecuador: 1.6% Colombia: 1.4% Brazil: 1% (World Bank)
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The Spectator Index 9h
Avocado production, 2016. (thousand tonnes) Mexico: 1,800 Dominican Republic: 601 Peru: 455 Colombia: 309 Indonesia: 304 Brazil: 195 Kenya: 176 US: 172 Chile: 137 China: 122 (UN FAO)
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The Spectator Index 10h
Share of rural population with access to electricity, 2016. Pakistan: 98% Colombia: 95% Indonesia: 94% Philippines: 86% India: 77% Bangladesh: 68% South Africa: 67% Nigeria: 41% Kenya: 39% Cambodia: 36% Ethiopia: 26% Zimbabwe: 15% South Sudan: 5% (World Bank)
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The Spectator Index 11h
Bitcoin price. One year ago: $6736 Six months ago: $4065 Three months ago: $3996 One month ago: $7917 One week ago: $8026 Now: $9101
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The Spectator Index 11h
FOOTBALL: Luis Enrique has stepped down as the manager of Spain's national team
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The Spectator Index 12h
JUST IN: Erdogan says former Egyptian president Morsi 'did not die a natural death'
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The Spectator Index 12h
Universities in the world's top 300. United States: 58 United Kingdom: 35 Australia: 18 Germany: 18 China: 12 Canada: 12 Netherlands: 12 Japan: 11 France: 10 Spain: 7 Switzerland: 7 India: 6 (QS Rankings) Longer list:
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The Spectator Index 14h
BREAKING: Dutch investigators name three Russians and one Ukrainian as suspects in downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the death of 298 victims.
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The Spectator Index 14h
BREAKING: Four Russians will be prosecuted in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
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The Spectator Index 14h
BREAKING: US navy commander says mine used on Japanese tanker has a 'striking resemblance' to Iranian mines
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