Fact Check

Are far-right groups the biggest US terror threat?
Dylann Roof
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Are far-right groups the biggest US terror threat?

In Depth: New Jersey senator claims white nationalists behind majority of attacks since 9/11
25 Jan 2018
Would a visa-free Africa break down colonial-era borders?
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Would a visa-free Africa break down colonial-era borders?

In Depth: can the African Union keep its promise to abolish travel restrictions?
19 Jan 2018
Fact Check: Has Islamic State really been defeated?
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Fact Check: Has Islamic State really been defeated?

The terrorist group’s caliphate may have collapsed, but experts warn the war is far from won
5 Jan 2018
The truth about British funding for women’s refuges
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The truth about British funding for women’s refuges

Is Theresa May meeting her pledge to boost support for victims of domestic violence?
12 Dec 2017
Fact Check: who is tackling global warming?
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Fact Check: who is tackling global warming?

The countries doing the most - and the least - to address environmental issues
6 Dec 2017
Fact Check: the truth about corporate tax cuts
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Fact Check: the truth about corporate tax cuts

Does slashing business rates boost investment and economic growth?
21 Nov 2017
Fact Check: The truth about farm murders in South Africa
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Fact Check: The truth about farm murders in South Africa

Protesters claim nation’s farmers are three times more likely to be killed than police
10 Nov 2017
Fact Check: Do terrorists exploit the US green card lottery?
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Fact Check: Do terrorists exploit the US green card lottery?

The US visa programme that has sparked Donald Trump’s ire
7 Nov 2017
Fact Check: Did UK’s ‘better educated’ vote Remain?
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Fact Check: Did UK’s ‘better educated’ vote Remain?

Labour MP’s linking of education levels to pro-EU votes sparks outrage
1 Nov 2017
Fact Check: The truth about non-Western terror attacks
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Fact Check: The truth about non-Western terror attacks

Do they get less media attention than atrocities in the US and Europe?
19 Oct 2017
Fact Check: The truth about mental health apps
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Fact Check: The truth about mental health apps

The NHS recommends them but can the new technology really improve our mental well-being?
13 Oct 2017
Fact Check: The truth about NHS staff shortages
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Fact Check: The truth about NHS staff shortages

Is the health service facing an unprecedented workforce crisis? The Week looks at the figures
8 Sep 2017
Are government levies to blame for British Gas price rise?
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Are government levies to blame for British Gas price rise?

Company says costs of policies has risen by up to £98 in past three years
2 Aug 2017
Fact Check: Should Ireland be next to leave the EU?
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Fact Check: Should Ireland be next to leave the EU?

Think tank says Ireland would be better off following the UK out – but does it ignore some important facts?
24 Jul 2017
Is Trump a hypocrite with his Made in America week?
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Is Trump a hypocrite with his Made in America week?

The President's attempt to promote US products has manufactured another press storm
21 Jul 2017
Fact Check: Has Boko Haram been defeated by Nigeria?
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Fact Check: Has Boko Haram been defeated by Nigeria?

Military leaders claim victory over the militants – but they've said that before
18 Jul 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind global warming
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Fact Check: The truth behind global warming

It may not be among Theresa May's priorities, but climate change is high on the G20 agenda
7 Jul 2017
Do charities help the refugee crisis or make it worse?
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Do charities help the refugee crisis or make it worse?

After 10,000 people have to be rescued in three days, do charities help the refugee crisis or make it worse?
30 Jun 2017
Fact Check: Is Jacob Zuma running out of political lives?
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Fact Check: Is Jacob Zuma running out of political lives?

South Africa's President faces another vote of no confidence - and the polls are looking ominous
28 Jun 2017
Fact Check: Does London really subsidise the UK?
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Fact Check: Does London really subsidise the UK?

Only three regions – all in the south-east and east of England – recorded a net surplus last year
24 May 2017
Is the Tories' social care policy a 'dementia tax'?
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Is the Tories' social care policy a 'dementia tax'?

Tories poll lead slips as policy raises hackles of core elderly voters
22 May 2017
Fact Check: The truth about saturated fat
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Fact Check: The truth about saturated fat

The Week checks out a controversial report that claims saturated fats do not increase heart risk
26 Apr 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind Donald Trump's popularity
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Fact Check: The truth behind Donald Trump's popularity

Do voters regret putting him in the White House? The Week looks at the latest polling figures
24 Apr 2017
Fact Check: The truth about shark culling
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Fact Check: The truth about shark culling

Following the death of another surfer in Australia, The Week investigates whether killing sharks reduces the risk of attack
20 Apr 2017
Fact Check: Do pets really give babies a health boost?
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Fact Check: Do pets really give babies a health boost?

The Week checks out reports that furry animals can protect infants from allergies and obesity
13 Apr 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind the fight against Islamic State
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Fact Check: The truth behind the fight against Islamic State

The Week checks out Donald Trump's claim to have made more progress against the terror group than Barack Obama
11 Apr 2017
The truth behind Marmite's brain-boosting properties
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The truth behind Marmite's brain-boosting properties

Papers say the spread could prevent dementia, but critics accuse the press of laying it on thick
7 Apr 2017
The truth behind the North Carolina bathroom bill repeal
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The truth behind the North Carolina bathroom bill repeal

Are LGBT people better or worse off following the scrapping of House Bill 2? The Week finds out
5 Apr 2017
The truth behind the damage to the Great Barrier Reef
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The truth behind the damage to the Great Barrier Reef

Does climate change mean the famous ecosystem is in danger of disappearing forever? The Week finds the truth
22 Mar 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind Donald Trump's net worth
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Fact Check: The truth behind Donald Trump's net worth

How much money does the billionaire president actually have?
15 Mar 2017
Did Philip Hammond's Budget breach a manifesto pledge?
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Did Philip Hammond's Budget breach a manifesto pledge?

Chancellor risks backbench rebellion with rise in self-employed National Insurance contributions
9 Mar 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind Nato military spending
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Fact Check: The truth behind Nato military spending

Donald Trump says European members of the military alliance aren't paying their fair share – but is he right?
7 Mar 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind the Affordable Care Act
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Fact Check: The truth behind the Affordable Care Act

Is it fair for Republicans to dismiss Obamacare as a failure?
28 Feb 2017
The truth behind state-sponsored killings in the Philippines
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The truth behind state-sponsored killings in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte's regime denies having blood on its hands, but the facts tell a different story
24 Feb 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind free range labelling
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Fact Check: The truth behind free range labelling

Could free range eggs and meat disappear from UK stores?
23 Feb 2017
Fact Check: The truth behind Donald Trump's achievements
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Fact Check: The truth behind Donald Trump's achievements

He claims he has already accomplished more in his short time in office than any other US President, but can his claim be justified?
17 Feb 2017
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