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Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’
Police make their way through crowds of revellers during the pandemic in Soho, London
In Depth

Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 19 October
19 Oct 2020
What is an Australia-style trade deal?
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask to attend Prime Ministers' Questions
In Depth

What is an Australia-style trade deal?

Boris Johnson lays out plans for no-deal Brexit on 31 December
16 Oct 2020
How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty
Argentinians wait for covid tests
In Depth

How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty

Pandemic is reversing two decades of progress in raising living standards
8 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Mike Pence ‘bugged me out’
Vice president Mike Pence
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Mike Pence ‘bugged me out’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 8 October
8 Oct 2020
Hong Kong: how HSBC got wrapped up in China’s ‘security law’
Man walks in front of vandalised HSBC store in Hong Kong
In Brief

Hong Kong: how HSBC got wrapped up in China’s ‘security law’

Global bank has spent much of 2020 embroiled in fierce debate over territory’s sovereignty
30 Sep 2020
Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
In Brief

Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Sep 2020
Police seize more than 320,000 used condoms
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In Brief

Police seize more than 320,000 used condoms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 September
24 Sep 2020
Old television set knocked out village’s broadband
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In Brief

Old television set knocked out village’s broadband

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September
Venus
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’
Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 17 September
17 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’
Xi Jinping
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 September
15 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Sep 2020
Copy Sweden’s coronavirus response, says WHO special envoy
Dr David Nabarro of the World Health Organization
In Brief

Copy Sweden’s coronavirus response, says WHO special envoy

Expert calls for controversial Swedish response to Covid-19 to be adopted elsewhere - including New Zealand
1 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Aug 2020
What Covid-19 reinfection means and why you shouldn’t panic
Hong Kong coronavirus
In Depth

What Covid-19 reinfection means and why you shouldn’t panic

An immunity expert explains why catching the virus twice doesn’t mean we cannot resolve the pandemic
27 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August
Gavin Williamson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 Aug 2020
Magh Mela: watching over the world’s biggest festival
Magh Mela, India
In Depth

Magh Mela: watching over the world’s biggest festival

Keeping tabs on millions of pilgrims has led to the building of a surveillance mini-state, says Monica Jha
21 Aug 2020
Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away
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In Depth

Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away

Should George Elliot now be called Mary Ann Evans? Is the Thai monarchy in trouble? What can our twin galaxy tell us?
21 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August
Cheese
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 13 August
13 Aug 2020
How New Zealand is tackling fresh coronavirus outbreak
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand
In Brief

How New Zealand is tackling fresh coronavirus outbreak

Health experts ‘baffled’ by origins of new cases as Auckland enters three-day lockdown
12 Aug 2020
Stilton causes a stink in Japan trade deal talks
Stilton blue cheese
In Brief

Stilton causes a stink in Japan trade deal talks

Negotiations stall as Liz Truss seeks preferential treatment for British blue cheese makers
11 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 11 August
11 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
Lebanon
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
UK and Japan rush to secure trade deal: what is in it?
Liz Truss
In Brief

UK and Japan rush to secure trade deal: what is in it?

Post-Brexit negotiations about cars, financial services - and whisky - are set to conclude this weekend
7 Aug 2020
All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus
Brazil coronavirus
In Depth

All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

Fears rising amid string of European outbreaks and rising cases in the Americas
30 Jul 2020
Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty
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In Depth

Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty

Agreement shelved amid growing calls for tougher action over persecution of Uighur Muslims
20 Jul 2020
Gough Whitlam: did the Queen dismiss Australia’s PM?
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam
In Depth

Gough Whitlam: did the Queen dismiss Australia’s PM?

Newly released letters reveal Palace’s role in one of the most sensational political events in Australian history
14 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: why antibody rates vary so widely
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In Depth

Coronavirus: why antibody rates vary so widely

Tests show that likely levels of immunity range from 68% in parts of New York to less than 1% in India
10 Jul 2020
UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions
DominicRaab
In Brief

UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions

Government taking action against individuals and organisations in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea
7 Jul 2020
Where in the world can you travel this summer?
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In Review

Where in the world can you travel this summer?

Italy, Barbados, Madeira and the Maldives are among the destinations preparing to welcome UK visitors
1 Jul 2020
Reaction: what is in China’s new security law?
Hong Kong protester arrested
In Depth

Reaction: what is in China’s new security law?

Controversial legislation appears even more stringent ‘both in scope and penalties’ than was feared
1 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Red Wall ‘won’t forgive a no-deal Brexit’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Red Wall ‘won’t forgive a no-deal Brexit’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 2 June
2 Jun 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Gucci, sacred land and Saudi Magpies
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 19:Models walk the runway at the Gucci Show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014 on February 19, 2014 in Milan, Italy.(Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celo
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The Week Unwrapped: Gucci, sacred land and Saudi Magpies

Why is Gucci renouncing seasons? Why has an Aboriginal heritage site been blown up? And who are Newcastle Utd’s prospective new owners?
29 May 2020
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