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Joe Evans

How should Biden handle Trump’s legacy?
An effigy of Donald Trump is wheeled towards the Capitol ahead of the inauguration
Today’s big question

How should Biden handle Trump’s legacy?

Outgoing president retains a solid core of support even as impeachment lingers over him
20 Jan 2021
Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
Olivier Duhamel pictured in 2016
In Focus

Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning

Waves of testimonies flood social media as member of Paris establishment faces abuse allegations
19 Jan 2021
How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’
A member of medical staff administers a Covid-19 vaccine.
Today’s big question

How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’

Jabs to be diverted to over-80s in areas struggling to keep up in national rollout
19 Jan 2021
How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest
Alexei Navalny in a Moscow police station following his arrest
Global lens

How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest

Poisoned Russian opposition leader detained after returning home from Berlin
18 Jan 2021
What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like
The US Capitol is seen behind a fence with razor wire.
Getting to grips with . . .

What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like

Covid restrictions and fears of further violence have forced changes to ceremony
18 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January
A Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Etihad Tennis And Football Centre, Manchester
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
15 Jan 2021
Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity
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In Focus

Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity

Recovering from the virus provides some protection - but scientists warn against shunning social distancing
14 Jan 2021
Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse
Matteo Renzi holds a press conference
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse

Political crisis triggered as ex-PM withdraws party from governing coalition
14 Jan 2021
Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House
In Focus

Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment

Senior Republicans less keen to protect their president at unprecedented new Senate trial
14 Jan 2021
How Scotland split from England over Covid
Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions.
In Focus

How Scotland split from England over Covid

Stricter lockdown measures north of the border have not produced lower death rates
13 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?
Police officers talk with a family as they patrol in Clapham Common, south London.
Today’s big question

Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?

Government mobilising to boost compliance as data shows Britons not observing restrictions
12 Jan 2021
Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the US Capitol Building.
Why we’re talking about . . .

Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate

Eugene Goodman ‘saved lives’ by diverting pro-Trump rioters to another part of the Capitol building
11 Jan 2021
Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?
A paramedic wheels a patient into Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Today’s big question

Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?

Covid patients occupying 30,000 beds as government scrambles to stem rate of infections
11 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10 Downing Street.
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
8 Jan 2021
What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump.
Behind the scenes

What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy

President left isolated within his own party after violence in Washington D.C.
7 Jan 2021
What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden
Joe Biden waves to supporters in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election campaign.
Today’s big question

What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden

Democrats on verge of taking Senate seats in victories that would swing balance of power in the upper chamber
6 Jan 2021
France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash
Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water.
Behind the scenes

France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash

Just 516 people given Pfizer jab in first week of mass vaccination scheme as doctors face bureaucratic chaos
5 Jan 2021
Are we really ‘seven weeks from safety’?
Boris Johnson during a visit to view the vaccination programme at Chase Farm Hospital.
Today’s big question

Are we really ‘seven weeks from safety’?

Boris Johnson says Britain’s third national lockdown will be the ‘final phase of the struggle’ against the Covid-19 pandemic
5 Jan 2021
Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers
Sir Winston Churchill making the victory sign.
In Brief

Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers

Hundreds of ‘Scallywag’ underground hideouts lie undiscovered in British countryside
4 Jan 2021
How Israel is winning the Covid-19 vaccine race
Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital.
Behind the scenes

How Israel is winning the Covid-19 vaccine race

More than 12% of population have already had jabs - but Palestinians in occupied territories excluded from rollout
4 Jan 2021
Four key facts about the UK’s new year Covid spike
A patient is transported out of an ambulance by medics wearing PPE at the Royal London Hospital.
Getting to grips with . . .

Four key facts about the UK’s new year Covid spike

Almost 25,000 people in hospital with the virus as infections continue to climb nationwide
4 Jan 2021
Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU
Big Ben
In Depth

Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU

Long-awaited trade deal struck days before deadline
24 Dec 2020
French border closure scuppered by Poland
Police officers block access to the port in Dover
Behind the scenes

French border closure scuppered by Poland

Other Eastern European EU members also opposed the blockade, which trapped their citizens in the UK
23 Dec 2020
Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?
Boris Johnson looks to the water from a fishing trawler during a visit to Peterhead.
Today’s big question

Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?

EU sets deadline of Christmas Eve as UK negotiators hint an agreement is close
23 Dec 2020
No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border
A sign informs drivers that the French border crossing is closed.
Behind the scenes

No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border

1,500 lorries stuck in Kent as UK and France aim to restart trade
22 Dec 2020
The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels
In Brief

The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal

Compromise on EU catch reduction may have unlocked last-minute talks
22 Dec 2020
Are we heading for a New Year national lockdown?
Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Are we heading for a New Year national lockdown?

Number of Covid patients in hospital set to match April peak by New Year’s Eve, Boris Johnson warned
22 Dec 2020
Will more areas of the country face Tier 4 restrictions?
Christmas lights hang over an otherwise quiet Carnaby Street in London
In Brief

Will more areas of the country face Tier 4 restrictions?

London and Southeast first to be hit with new rules amid spiralling infections
21 Dec 2020
GCHQ unveils annual Christmas card puzzle
GCHQ's annual Christmas puzzle/
In Brief

GCHQ unveils annual Christmas card puzzle

Spy agency challenges ‘wise men and women’ to take on bauble brainteaser
18 Dec 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 December
Boris Johnson gestures on his return to 10 Downing Street.
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 December

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Dec 2020
How the world reported Britain’s vaccine rollout
Margaret Keenan becomes the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine
In Depth

How the world reported Britain’s vaccine rollout

Almost 140,000 people received Pfizer jab in first week of UK’s world-first mass immunisation campaign
17 Dec 2020
Christmas not cancelled despite scientists’ pleas
Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following a Cabinet Meeting at the FCO.
In Depth

Christmas not cancelled despite scientists’ pleas

Prime minister standing firm on plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions over the festive period
16 Dec 2020
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