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The Economist

Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience
The Economist
Irked by shortcomings in other programming languages, he wanted to build his own. His principles were simple. First, it should be easy to read. Rather than sprawling over line-endings and being broken up by a tangle of curly braces, each chunk would be ...

Israel passes divisive law declaring only Jews have right to 'national self-determination'
The law downgrades Arabic so it is no longer an official language of Israel and declares that Jerusalem “complete and united” is the country's capital. Benjamin ... Israel's Labour Party and other opposition parties also voted against the bill. The ...

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The Times

In any language, monoglot Brits have been left far behind the rest
The Times
As millions of Britons prepare to fan out across Europe to undergo the annual humiliation of trying to make themselves understood in a foreign language, this question is worth revisiting. A recent survey by the British Council laid bare the UK's dire ...


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