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Rising costs of nursing care

Changes to the nursing care insurance system make the delivery of some services for people with less severe medical conditions the responsibility of municipalities, while raising the out-of-pocket share that some care recipients must pay.

South Sudan self-destructing

The major importers of oil from South Sudan — including the U.S. and China — should help the youngest country on the African continent achieve a national reconciliation, to pre-empt a full-blown civil war.