Edward Luce

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Donald Trump has never faced a crisis on anything like this scale – and it is still in its early stages. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool

On Wednesday night, the global pandemic met US nationalism. It will not take long to see which comes off best. As Donald Trump was speaking, the Dow (...)

Even before the latest fires, Deloitte estimated that the economic costs to Australia of natural disasters would rise to 39 billion Australian dollars (€24.2 billion) a year by 2050, equivalent to almost 2 per cent of the country’s current GDP

Around my parents’ home on England’s south coast, global warming is proceeding so benignly that French champagne houses are buying up tracts of local (...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Everyone complains about the weather. Nobody does anything about it. The same applies to the US economy. America shifts restlessly from its first non-(...)

Emmanuel Macron, France’s president: “A technocratic ex-investment banker who embodies the French elite.” Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

In much of the world, if you take a long view of the trajectory of human progress, things are looking pretty good just now. Poverty is falling at a fa(...)

FBI director James Comey. ‘The key point is that Trump has fired the man investigating him.’ File photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

It took Richard Nixon five months to fire the man investigating him. It took Donald Trump less than four. The difference is that Nixon did little to c(...)