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Why postal workers are going on strike
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Why postal workers are going on strike

Post Office walkout will overlap with separate industrial action by Royal Mail staff
19 Aug 2022
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19 Aug 2022
North Korea rejects aid-for-denuclearisation offer from Seoul
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North Korea rejects aid-for-denuclearisation offer from Seoul

Pyongyang dismisses South Korean proposal, describing it as ‘pipedream-like’
19 Aug 2022
‘The midterms might not be a disaster for the Democrats after all’
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Instant Opinion

‘The midterms might not be a disaster for the Democrats after all’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press from the past seven days
19 Aug 2022
Is it time to renationalise the water industry?
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Talking point

Is it time to renationalise the water industry?

Leakages and outrageous pay have led to ‘knee-jerk calls’ to renationalise water companies
19 Aug 2022
Chinese protests, supersonic jets and university cheats
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Chinese protests, supersonic jets and university cheats

Will mortgage strikes force China to change course? Does Concorde finally have a worthy successor? And what’s behind a rise in cheating?
19 Aug 2022
What is the Enough is Enough campaign aiming to achieve?
Mick Lynch
Today’s big question

What is the Enough is Enough campaign aiming to achieve?

RMT union chief Mick Lynch is supporting the new grassroots movement
19 Aug 2022

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The FBI raid: pushing the US closer to civil war?
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Global lens

The FBI raid: pushing the US closer to civil war?

Republicans feel that Trump is being singled out for special treatment – and they’re not happy
19 Aug 2022
Quiz of The Week: 13 – 19 August
Newspaper headlines predicting economic woe
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Quiz of The Week: 13 – 19 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
19 Aug 2022
Sanofi/GSK/Haleon: cancer fears prove hard to stomach
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Business Briefing

Sanofi/GSK/Haleon: cancer fears prove hard to stomach

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and the new GSK spin-off, Haleon, all fell sharply last week
19 Aug 2022
Bolton rugby club hosts Sicily players targeted by mobsters
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It wasn’t all bad

Bolton rugby club hosts Sicily players targeted by mobsters

Good news stories from the past seven days 
19 Aug 2022
Catfishing: what the law says
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Getting to grips with . . .

Catfishing: what the law says

Campaigners are calling for online deception to become a specific criminal offence
19 Aug 2022
‘What has become of our country?’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘What has become of our country?’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
19 Aug 2022
Magic mushroom church sues local police
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Tall Tales

Magic mushroom church sues local police

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Aug 2022
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 19 August 2022
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Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 19 August 2022

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
19 Aug 2022
Why real wages have suffered ‘their sharpest fall on record’
Morning commuters on London Bridge in May 2022
Business Briefing

Why real wages have suffered ‘their sharpest fall on record’

Even pay rises aren’t preventing workers from feeling worse off – and that’s a big problem
18 Aug 2022
Blaming the victim: has Amnesty gone soft on Putin?
Amnesty International activists in Ukraine
Global lens

Blaming the victim: has Amnesty gone soft on Putin?

Recent report on Russia’s war in Ukraine has seriously tarnished good name of human rights organisation
18 Aug 2022
India’s post-Independence Day flag problem
India’s Independence Day celebrations
Speed Reads

India’s post-Independence Day flag problem

Indians bought over 200m flags for national celebration – but what should be done with them now?
18 Aug 2022
How Britain’s inflation became the ‘worst in the G7’
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Talking point

How Britain’s inflation became the ‘worst in the G7’

UK feels pain of double-digit price rises for the first time since 1982
18 Aug 2022
When are the next rail strikes?
Departure boards show cancelled train services
In Focus

When are the next rail strikes?

Travel chaos ‘far from over’ as thousands of train staff walk out
18 Aug 2022
Is it dangerous to swim off Britain’s beaches?
Sewage seen in the sea at Seaford
Today’s big question

Is it dangerous to swim off Britain’s beaches?

Beachgoers warned not to enter water at up to 50 locations after sewage pumped into sea
18 Aug 2022
How bad for the environment is eating meat?
Meat stacked up in butchers window
In Depth

How bad for the environment is eating meat?

Livestock farming produces 14.5% of global emissions but Britain’s farmers aim to be net zero by 2040
18 Aug 2022
Pros and cons of the monarchy
Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour in 2015
The great debate

Pros and cons of the monarchy

Majority of Britons still favour having a Royal Family – but younger people are less enthusiastic
18 Aug 2022
Inside the multimillion-dollar plan to bring back extinct Tasmanian tiger
A Tasmanian tiger displayed at the Australian Museum in Sydney
In Depth

Inside the multimillion-dollar plan to bring back extinct Tasmanian tiger

Some critics say bid to achieve first ‘de-extinction event’ is just ‘fairytale science’
18 Aug 2022
What level of alcohol is safe?
Pint glasses lined up on a bar
Getting to grips with . . .

What level of alcohol is safe?

Latest research suggests even moderate drinking carries health risk
18 Aug 2022
Bizarre gout treatments in ancient manuscripts
Tall Tales

Bizarre gout treatments in ancient manuscripts

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Aug 2022
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 18 August 2022
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 18 August 2022

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
18 Aug 2022
How Liz Cheney became a ‘Republican outcast’
Liz Cheney primary defeat
Talking point

How Liz Cheney became a ‘Republican outcast’

Congresswoman suffered a heavy defeat to a Trump-backed candidate in the primaries
17 Aug 2022
Should cyclists have to abide by the same rules as drivers?
Two cyclists commute
Today’s big question

Should cyclists have to abide by the same rules as drivers?

Transport secretary’s plans could see ‘dramatic shake-up’ of rules for bike users
17 Aug 2022
The long road to justice for infected blood scandal victims
Blood bags
Getting to grips with . . .

The long road to justice for infected blood scandal victims

Interim compensation will be paid to victims before the inquiry concludes in 2023
17 Aug 2022
What is Tony Blair up to now?
Tony Blair
In Depth

What is Tony Blair up to now?

Former PM urges government to bring back masks on public transport ahead of ‘winter crisis’
17 Aug 2022
Liz Truss says British workers lack ‘skill’ in leaked audio
Liz Truss at a hustings event in Scotland
Speed Reads

Liz Truss says British workers lack ‘skill’ in leaked audio

Foreign secretary under fire for ‘effectively branding British workers as lazy’
17 Aug 2022
The pros and cons of going to university
Would-be graduates today face a big choice
The great debate

The pros and cons of going to university

Is it worth getting a degree?
17 Aug 2022
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s longest-serving first minister
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Profile

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s longest-serving first minister

Sturgeon is preparing for the arrival of the fourth occupant of No. 10 Downing Street since she took office
17 Aug 2022
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