2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
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2020 Quiz of the Year

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26 Dec 2020
ICC rules out investigation into China’s forced detention of Uighurs
A demonstrator wears a mask showing solidarity with China's Uighur population.
Daily Briefing

ICC rules out investigation into China’s forced detention of Uighurs

Prosecutors’ decision is blow to activists who hoped to use international law to highlight persecution of the Muslim minority
16 Dec 2020
Four things we learned from the leaked Wuhan Covid-19 files
Paramedics wearing personal protective equipment carry a stretcher off an ambulance.
In Brief

Four things we learned from the leaked Wuhan Covid-19 files

Documents reveal Chinese officials lied about new infections and deaths as outbreak spread
2 Dec 2020
China to end import of world’s rubbish
Two scrap collectors work at a plastics recycling mill in Wuhan, China
In Brief

China to end import of world’s rubbish

Veto on accepting overseas junk marks culmination of three-year reduction policy
2 Dec 2020
WHO enlists team of top scientists to trace Covid-19 origins
Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan as been cited as the epicentre of the Covid pandemic
In Brief

WHO enlists team of top scientists to trace Covid-19 origins

Ten experts including England’s former deputy chief medical officer will travel to Wuhan ‘as soon as possible’
27 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Maradona was an ‘achingly human superstar’
Diego Maradona celebrates after scoring a goal for Argentina.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Maradona was an ‘achingly human superstar’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 26 November
26 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

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Instant Opinion: ‘how to save the United Kingdom’
Pro-independence supporters march through Glasgow.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘how to save the United Kingdom’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 19 November
19 Nov 2020
Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million
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In Brief

Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Nov 2020
Republicans anxious over Trump’s post-election ‘bucket list’
Donald Trump arrives to deliver an update on "Operation Warp Speed" in the Rose Garden of the White House.
In Brief

Republicans anxious over Trump’s post-election ‘bucket list’

Concern growing after president scoped out Iranian sites for military action
18 Nov 2020
China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies drives towards a highway bordering China
In Brief

China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops

The radiation technology left soldiers vomiting and incapacitated without breaking no-live-shots rule
17 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?
Donald Trump attends the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
In Depth

Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?

Britain looks set to remain high on list of Washington’s allies - but some will be cursing Biden’s election victory
11 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘stop treating us like Covid criminals’
Coronavirus police
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘stop treating us like Covid criminals’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 9 November
9 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Tories treated Manchester like the miners
A pedestrian wearing a face-mask walks past graffiti declaring that 'the north is not a petri dish'.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Tories treated Manchester like the miners

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 22 October
22 Oct 2020
US election: Donald Trump has a secret Chinese bank account
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
In Depth

US election: Donald Trump has a secret Chinese bank account

Questions are raised about the president’s business dealings in China
22 Oct 2020
Quiz of The Week: 10 - 16 October
Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty at the announcement of the government's new three tier lockdown system
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 10 - 16 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
16 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: the rise of the ‘vaccine sceptic’
Covid protest
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the rise of the ‘vaccine sceptic’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 12 October
12 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
The Week Unwrapped: Green China, Amnesty and online politics
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Green China, Amnesty and online politics

Will China save us from climate change? Are modern leaders immune to shame? And what can we learn from online party conferences?
2 Oct 2020
Could breast milk help stop the spread of coronavirus?
Breastfeeding baby
In Brief

Could breast milk help stop the spread of coronavirus?

Chinese researchers say whey protein from human breast milk appears to halt viral replication
29 Sep 2020
Chinese property mogul jailed after Xi Jinping ‘clown’ jibe
Ren Zhiqiang
In Brief

Chinese property mogul jailed after Xi Jinping ‘clown’ jibe

Ren Zhiqiang criticised president’s handling of Covid crisis shortly before being indicted on corruption charges
23 Sep 2020
Barbados plan to drop Queen ‘driven by China’, MP claims
The Queen greets Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Buckingham Palace
In Brief

Barbados plan to drop Queen ‘driven by China’, MP claims

Tom Tugendhat says the Caribbean island risks swapping a ‘symbolic’ leader for a ‘real emperor in Beijing’
23 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September
Venus
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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
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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
Russian hackers again targeting US election, Microsoft warns
Hacker
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Russian hackers again targeting US election, Microsoft warns

Tech giant claims Kremlin-backed group is trying to infiltrate Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns
11 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘nothing sticks’ to Trump’ - until now
Donald Trump
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Instant Opinion: ‘nothing sticks’ to Trump’ - until now

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 11 September
11 Sep 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation
China India
In Brief

The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation

Are China and India on the war path? Does your office need spiritual guidance? And what is the Fed up to on inflation?
11 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
Google Maps blurs graffiti attacking Xi Jinping in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
In Brief

Google Maps blurs graffiti attacking Xi Jinping in Hong Kong

Tech giant blames algorithm error for obscuring pro-democracy messages on Street View
9 Sep 2020
How China built a ‘Covid-proof’ city for easy lockdowns
Xiongan
In Depth

How China built a ‘Covid-proof’ city for easy lockdowns

Xiong’an is being championed by President Xi Jinping as a ‘new standard’ for post-coronavirus era
9 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September

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4 Sep 2020
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