The Week (US)

Good week for:

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Recalculat­ing, after U.S. airlines said they are adding 5 to 10 pounds to the average weight of passengers and their baggage, to avoid the safety risk of overloaded planes.

Moving to the Southern Hemisphere, after the Economist Intelligen­ce Unit rated Auckland, New Zealand, as the world’s most livable city. Not only is Auckland beautiful, the unit said, “New Zealand’s tough lockdown” early in the pandemic enabled residents “to enjoy a lifestyle that looked similar to pre-pandemic life.” Prioritizi­ng, with Germany’s announceme­nt that before it withdraws its 1,100 troops from Afghanista­n, it will fly home their huge stockpile of alcohol—more than 60,000 cans of beer and hundreds of bottles of wine and Champagne.

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