F&O this week: Daylight Savings; Spectre; oil; China’s children

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World:

America’s Lying Season. By Tom Regan, Summoning Orenda column

It’s the lying season in American politics.  What’s different is our willingness to accept these lies.

Village children collect firewood for cooking fuel, Tianlin County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Photo by Nick Hogarth for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). CC

Axing China’s one-child rule unlikely to change population. By Stuart Gietel-Basten

China’s policy change will have little impact on population.

Washington, courts defy Beijing imperialism. By Jonathan Manthorpe, International Affairs columnist

Beijing has been dealt significant set-backs to its  campaign of imperial expansionism.

Global oil industry slipping into the red. By Ron Bousso, Karolin Schaps and Anna Driver

The oil sector is slipping into the red; top companies have cut spending, made thousands of job cuts and scrapped projects.

North Korea’s black market the new normal. By James Pearson and Damir Sagolj

"Soldier-builders" carry things in central Pyongyang October 8, 2015. Picture taken October 8, 2015. To match Insight NORTHKOREA-CHANGE/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

“Soldier-builders” carry things in central Pyongyang October 8, 2015. Picture taken October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The underground market is becoming the new normal in isolated North Korea.

Arts:

Spectre: James Bond in an age of cybersecurity. By Joseph Oldham, Arts

Spectre, the fourth Craig Bond, Spectre, takes us unambiguously into a world that we all recognise.

A Satirist Wanting to Be Taken Seriously: Nancy White. By Brian Brennan, Brief Encounters column

At her most prolific, Nancy White was writing three to five topical satire songs a week and performing –nobody could maintain that pace indefinitely.

Reports:

Daylight savings linked to injuries, heart attacks. By David A. Ellis, Report

More than 1.5 billion people worldwide are exposed to Daylight Savings Time risks, from heart attacks and injuries to mood and productivity changes.

Worldwide daylight savings time. Blue means DST is used, orange that it was formerly used, and red that it has never been used. Paul Eggert/wikimedia, CC BY-SA

Worldwide daylight savings time. Blue means DST is used, orange that it was formerly used, and red that it has never been used. Paul Eggert/wikimedia, CC BY-SA

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