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Recent articles by Vivienne:

How CEOs and businesses in Ukraine have survived a devastating year of war with Russia

On the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine Russia war, Ukrainian business leaders explain how they've kept their companies and country afloat. → Read More

In France, Gen Z is taking to the streets to defend their work-life balance. The fight for retirement starts at age 18

Hundreds of thousands of young adults are protesting President Macron's plan to raise France's retirement age—part of a broader revolt against overwork. → Read More

The Ukraine war made Telegram’s app more popular and important than ever. But making money is still a struggle

Telegram and its reclusive leader, Pavel Durov, are scrambling to build a viable business around the video and messaging platform. → Read More

The ‘Doomsday Clock’ just moved 90 seconds to midnight: Who sets it, and does anyone really care?

When the clock’s keepers announced its record disaster level on Tuesday, the tweets questioning its value came thick and fast. → Read More

‘Qatargate’ scandal left Europe’s politicians reeling—but corruption experts in Washington warn the U.S. is not entirely protected from foreign influence peddling

Defining what’s legal or not in the U.S. has become intensely complicated, as lavish spending on “soft power” and PR have hugely increased, especially by oil-rich Gulf states. → Read More

Unilever has settled its battle with Ben & Jerry’s over West Bank ice cream—but the minefield of doing business in Israel remains

The saga over ice cream in the West Bank shows the perils of a multinational conglomerate wrestling political headwinds in an age of intense brand sensitivity. → Read More

The Morocco vs. France World Cup Semifinal Is About Far More Than Soccer

TIME reports from Paris as questions over identity, race, and colonialism loom over Wednesday's historic semi-final. → Read More

A trillion-dollar opportunity? Rebuilding Ukraine will mean giant investments and potential big payoffs, say economists adding up the costs

Companies and governments are apparently already eyeing the potential for major deals to rebuild Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia's war. → Read More

Workers in Europe and Africa are fighting back against Twitter layoffs, with one senior exec successfully reclaiming her job

Extremely hard-core labor laws could trip up Elon Musk. → Read More

If you think the world’s energy crisis is bad right now, next winter will be worse, says the OECD, whose new global outlook predicts bad times ahead

The OECD says the true scale of the world’s economic woes will only become clear in 2023, when the organization predicts “a significant slowdown" for the global economy. → Read More

Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao won this crypto war. Is he any better than Sam Bankman-Fried?

CZ took down SBF's rotten empire and is now king of crypto. But some doubt he is the best choice to rebuild the battered industry. → Read More

Russia’s oil power ‘will never return,’ the IEA says. ‘The rupture has come with a speed that few imagined possible’

“Many of the contours of this new world are not yet fully defined, but there is no going back to the way things were.” → Read More

A crisis worse than COVID? This 30-year-old statistician is responsible for spotting the next mega-threat to global business

The International Chamber of Commerce hired statistician Abdullahi Alim, a 30-year-old former refugee, to identify and prepare for the next threat to global business. → Read More

Goodbye, lightning charger. Hello, USB-C. The EU is forcing Google and Apple to adopt a universal charger, likely setting a new global standard

"There are kilometers of cables in every house." Not for long. → Read More

Zara’s Marta Ortega and H&M’s Helena Helmersson could mark a changing of the guard as fashion faces environmental scrutiny

Zara's billionaire heiress is racing to make the brand more sustainable. But she has her doubters. → Read More

A new type of traveler has made business class seats impossible to book: ‘It was like a Hunger Games scramble’

'Luxury leisure' fliers flourished during the post-COVID travel boom. Will they survive the winter? → Read More

Inside Top Oil Exporter Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Go Green

The kingdom wants to retain its position as the world's number 1 oil exporter → Read More

54gene's CEO Wants to Fix Health Data's Racial Imbalance

54gene's CEO Abasi Ene-Obong is on a mission to right the sharp racial imbalance in global health data. → Read More

Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, Wants to Redefine the Legacy of the Olympic Games

Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris Olympics 2024 spoke to TIME about his plans for the summer Olympic Games. → Read More

The Ukrainian Musicians Fighting Russia Through Song

Ukrainian bands DakhaBrakha and Kazka are using their music to penetrate the horrors of the war with soulfulness and defiance. → Read More