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Gabriel Power

Seven TV shows to watch out for in 2021
A still from the return of Fargo.
In Depth

Seven TV shows to watch out for in 2021

Long-awaited return of Fargo leads list of must-view new series hitting screens in the coming year
27 Dec 2020
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Celebrities who died in 2020
Chadwick Boseman
In Depth

Celebrities who died in 2020

Chadwick Boseman, Jack Charlton and Eddie Van Halen are among the famous figures who have passed away this year
21 Dec 2020
Is Germany’s response stuttering?
Merkel
In Brief

Is Germany’s response stuttering?

Southern state introduces tighter restrictions as infection rates tick up across the country
9 Dec 2020
What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?
Boris Johnson is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
In Depth

What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?

Prime minister is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
9 Dec 2020
What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?
Boris Johnson
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What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?

PM takes matters into his own hands after Michel Barnier sets Wednesday deadline for deal
8 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: does ‘V-Day’ mark the end of the pandemic?
Margaret Keenan receives the first coronavirus vaccine
In Depth

Coronavirus: does ‘V-Day’ mark the end of the pandemic?

UK woman becomes first person to receive Pfizer jab as NHS launches biggest-ever vaccination drive
8 Dec 2020
North vs. South: how Covid has widened Britain’s wealth gap
Andy Burnham speaks to the media at a press conference outside The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
In Depth

North vs. South: how Covid has widened Britain’s wealth gap

Government recovery plan criticised as think tank reveals pandemic has hit northern regions hardest
7 Dec 2020
What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returns to Brussels after the last round of negotiations in London
In Depth

What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?

Talks enter 11th-hour phase with likelihood of an agreement hanging in the balance
7 Dec 2020
Why UK was faster than US is race to approve Pfizer vaccine
Dr Anthony Fauci
In Brief

Why UK was faster than US is race to approve Pfizer vaccine

Anthony Fauci apologises after suggesting Britain’s regulator ‘rushed’ process of assessing Covid jab
4 Dec 2020
Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?
Boris virtual
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Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?

Prime minister battles to quiet rumblings of discontent in his party as talks with EU falter at final hurdle
4 Dec 2020
How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?
Keir Starmer addresses Labour members at an leadership election event.
In Depth

How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?

Opposition leader facing threat of frontbench revolt over withdrawal deal vote
3 Dec 2020
Has Britain’s Covid response finally become ‘world beating’?
Vaccine is administered to a child.
In Depth

Has Britain’s Covid response finally become ‘world beating’?

Health secretary claims speedy approval of Pfizer jab is thanks to UK’s impending departure from EU
3 Dec 2020
Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed
Demonstrators hold placards and EU flags as they take part in a march by the People's Vote organisation.
In Depth

Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed

Negotiators from EU and UK are nearing finishing lap of race to reach future trade treaty
2 Dec 2020
Can Johnson recover from wounds of Tory Covid rebellion?
Boris Johnson walks back to 10 Downing Street from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
In Depth

Can Johnson recover from wounds of Tory Covid rebellion?

Total of 55 backbench Conservatives vote against tier system in most serious revolt yet against PM
2 Dec 2020
How the UK could end HIV transmission by 2030
World Aids day ribbon
In Depth

How the UK could end HIV transmission by 2030

Charities mark World Aids Day by calling for wider testing to halt new transmissions of the virus
1 Dec 2020
Should venues and airlines turn away unvaccinated customers?
Restaurant
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Should venues and airlines turn away unvaccinated customers?

Critics voice privacy concerns as minister leading vaccination rollout says leisure venues may turn away customers who haven’t had jab
1 Dec 2020
How ‘sensible’ celebs will sell Covid vaccine to sceptics
Marcus Rashford
In Depth

How ‘sensible’ celebs will sell Covid vaccine to sceptics

Insiders says Marcus Rashford and members of Royal Family being eyed up for NHS campaign to counter anti-vax theories
30 Nov 2020
Future of farming: a Brexit battle for the British landscape
Farming UK
In Depth

Future of farming: a Brexit battle for the British landscape

Environment secretary seeking ‘new blood’ to make UK agriculture greener and more productive as subsidies phased out
30 Nov 2020
How is the UK’s foreign aid budget spent?
foreign aid
In Depth

How is the UK’s foreign aid budget spent?

60 Tory MPs expected to vote against £4bn cuts
27 Nov 2020
Johnson battles to quell Tory MPs’ anger over Covid tiers
Boris Johnson addresses a press briefing on the new Covid-19 lockdown system
In Brief

Johnson battles to quell Tory MPs’ anger over Covid tiers

Conservative rebels threaten revolt amid demands for more transparency on data and reasoning behind restrictions
27 Nov 2020
Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?
Pro-democracy protestors demonstrate in Minsk, Belarus.
In Depth

Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?

Officials from Moscow descend on Minsk as President Alexander Lukashenko clings to power
27 Nov 2020
Why everyone’s talking about post-lockdown tiers
A bus stop in Leeds displays a sign warning that the Covid risk is high in the city.
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about post-lockdown tiers

Harshest restrictions will apply in much of the North but not London or most of the South
26 Nov 2020
Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?
Rishi Sunak delivers a speech to the Conservative Party conference.
In Depth

Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?

Spending watchdog admits Sunak based cut-heavy spending review on forecasts formulated before trial results were in
26 Nov 2020
How anti-vaxxers could undermine Covid-19 immunity push
Coronavirus anti-vaccination protest
In Depth

How anti-vaxxers could undermine Covid-19 immunity push

Experts warn that growing wave of scepticism could ruin ‘whole programme’ of vaccination rollout
25 Nov 2020
What is the science behind the Christmas Covid break?
Christmas
In Depth

What is the science behind the Christmas Covid break?

Some experts fear that allowing households to mix over festive season risks ‘pouring fuel on the coronavirus fire’
25 Nov 2020
How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal
A demonstrator holds a sign calling for the US to "nuke" Iran before it can take nuclear action against the US.
In Depth

How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal

President-elect facing major challenge to keep Tehran satisfied as Europe forms nuclear strategy
24 Nov 2020
Inside the ‘ten-month marathon’ to produce Oxford vaccine
Vials of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in front of a sign for Oxford University
In Depth

Inside the ‘ten-month marathon’ to produce Oxford vaccine

Team behind university’s Covid jab admit the 90% effective dosage was discovered by mistake
24 Nov 2020
What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU
Joe Biden addresses the European Council while serving as vice-president under Barack Obama.
In Depth

What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU

President-elect to ramp up relations with EU27 in effort to repair the damage of Trumpism
23 Nov 2020
Will the Oxford Covid vaccine be the true game-changer?
An Oxford scientist working on vaccine development.
In Depth

Will the Oxford Covid vaccine be the true game-changer?

Latest trial results show the university’s jab is up to 90% effective
23 Nov 2020
Why does London appear to be riding the second Covid wave?
A couple sit on the Central Line Tube wearing protective face masks while reading a newspaper.
In Depth

Why does London appear to be riding the second Covid wave?

Capital city was expected to become a virus battleground but is stemming mass infections
20 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 November
A doctor gives a subject an injection during Covid-19 vaccine trials.
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
20 Nov 2020
Do we still need Operation Moonshot?
An NHS nurse carries out a Covid test at a drive-through testing centre.
In Depth

Do we still need Operation Moonshot?

As the Oxford vaccine posts promising results, the UK’s £100bn mass-testing plan is looking less essential
19 Nov 2020
Is it time the EU took on Hungary and Poland?
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki
In Depth

Is it time the EU took on Hungary and Poland?

Dispute over Covid-19 recovery package highlights divisions at heart of EU27
19 Nov 2020
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