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Portugal ended its opioid crisis by becoming the first country to decriminalise all drugs

In the 1980s, one in every 10 citizens had used heroin, leaving...

The Guardian

The UK’s Brexit department is training its civil servants in self-defence

Part of efforts to alleviate the mental strain of leaving the EU,...

Civil Service World

New governors in Russia are being run over by the army to toughen them up for office

Two officials told local news they’d also had to parachute out of...

BBC

22 Japanese regions are measuring wellbeing in place of GDP

Believing that GDP distorts our picture of how well society is working,...

Japan for Sustainability

A basic income already exists for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

The tribe’s 15,000 members in North Carolina get an equal cut of...

Wired

Women now hold the three top jobs in Norway’s government

After a cabinet reshuffle, foreign minister Eriksen Søreide will join prime minister...

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In a world first, Australia launched a nationwide ‘revenge porn’ reporting tool

Citizens can use the website to alert authorities to image-based abuse and...

Gizmodo

A political candidate in Colorado promised his seat to an app

The city council hopeful will make decisions based on how Boulder residents...

Slate

A city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley will be the first in the US to trial basic income

Over three years, Stockton will pay 100 randomly selected residents $500 a...

Vox

The EU will take Ireland to court for failing to collect $15.3billion in unpaid taxes from Apple

Last year, it ordered the tech giant to pay up as part...

Reuters

SPECIAL: Brexit, populism and how to find out what people really want

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Sweden, a high-tax country, has four times as many start-ups per head as the US

It has changed regulations to help new firms compete against big companies....

CityLab