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‘Labour ought to be leading the work to strengthen our democracy’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Labour ought to be leading the work to strengthen our democracy’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
6 Dec 2021
Verstappen or Hamilton: F1 title permutations
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
In Focus

Verstappen or Hamilton: F1 title permutations

Rivals are level on points going into Sunday’s final race in Abu Dhabi
6 Dec 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi: victim, villain or hero?
Aung San Suu Kyi
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Aung San Suu Kyi: victim, villain or hero?

Deposed Myanmar leader jailed for four years but further charges could mean she’s detained for decades
6 Dec 2021
What will the next global pandemic look like?
Ebola
Today’s big question

What will the next global pandemic look like?

Creator of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine warns that future viruses could be more contagious and lethal
6 Dec 2021
PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims
A young man sniffs cocaine
Why we’re talking about . . .

PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims

Government to target ‘casual’ middle-class users along with addicts and dealers
6 Dec 2021
UK’s updated Covid travel rules explained
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
Getting to grips with . . .

UK’s updated Covid travel rules explained

Reintroduction of PCRs and the red list are a ‘devastating blow’ for aviation and tourism
6 Dec 2021
What the ‘One China’ principle means for future of Taiwan
Taiwanese people wave their national flag during celebrations in capital Taipei to commemorate the foundation of the Republic of China
Expert’s view

What the ‘One China’ principle means for future of Taiwan

The policy has cast the government in Taipei out into the diplomatic wilderness
6 Dec 2021

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MH370: Godfrey theory ‘closest anyone has come’ to solving aviation mystery
Tribute to MH370 passengers
The latest on . . .

MH370: Godfrey theory ‘closest anyone has come’ to solving aviation mystery

The retired aerospace engineer believes pilot hijacked and diverted his own plane for political reasons
6 Dec 2021
Girl aged 12 is bishop for 45 minutes
Salisbury Cathedral
Tall Tales

Girl aged 12 is bishop for 45 minutes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Dec 2021
‘More than 300,000 housebound yet to get booster jabs’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘More than 300,000 housebound yet to get booster jabs’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
6 Dec 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 6 December 2021
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Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 6 December 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
6 Dec 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 5 December 2021
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 5 December 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
5 Dec 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 4 December 2021
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Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 4 December 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
4 Dec 2021
Quiz of The Week: 27 November - 3 December
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 27 November - 3 December

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
3 Dec 2021
Crypto-positivity, Barbados and a 3D-printed eye
Koh Samui, Thailand
Podcast

Crypto-positivity, Barbados and a 3D-printed eye

Why is Thailand betting big on crypto-currency? Will Barbados benefit from being a republic? And what can we expect from the next generation of prosth…
3 Dec 2021
‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’
Piers Corbyn at a demonstration
Instant Opinion

‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
3 Dec 2021
How Afghanistan is hurtling towards famine and ruin
Afghans at a street market
In Brief

How Afghanistan is hurtling towards famine and ruin

The UN estimates that about 23 million Afghans are facing acute hunger
3 Dec 2021
Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government
Boris Johnson in front of a Christmas tree
Between the lines

Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government

Communication confusion hits hospitality industry as ministers give conflicting advice
3 Dec 2021
London’s sad Christmas tree
Christmas tree being installed
Why we’re talking about . . .

London’s sad Christmas tree

This year’s annual festive gift from Norway fails to wow social media users
3 Dec 2021
Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?
Jodie Whittaker
In Brief

Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?

Tory MP says vogue for ‘gender-flipping’ characters has helped create crisis in masculinity
3 Dec 2021
The House of Commons: no place for a baby?
Stella Creasy being interviewed, holding a tiny baby
In Brief

The House of Commons: no place for a baby?

Bringing babies onto the green benches is against the ‘rules of behaviour and courtesies’
3 Dec 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: football’s great rivalry
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Profile

Messi vs. Ronaldo: football’s great rivalry

Ronaldo scored the 800th and 801st goals of his career
3 Dec 2021
Qatar’s tainted World Cup
Workers at the site of the Lusail Stadium in 2019
Why we’re talking about . . .

Qatar’s tainted World Cup

In a year’s time, the most controversial World Cup in recent history will kick off
3 Dec 2021
Wedding ring lost in 1960s potato patch is found
A hand with a wedding ring
Tall Tales

Wedding ring lost in 1960s potato patch is found

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Dec 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 3 December 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 3 December 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
3 Dec 2021
Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump
In Review

Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?

'World exclusive' interview with former US president raises profile of struggling channel
2 Dec 2021
Does the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill go too far?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

Does the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill go too far?

New amendments mean protesters could face jail for ‘locking on’
2 Dec 2021
Markle vs. the Mail: how the case played out
Meghan Markle
Getting to grips with . . .

Markle vs. the Mail: how the case played out

Duchess of Sussex celebrates victory against newspaper over post-wedding letter to her father
2 Dec 2021
‘My friend Trump will be back in the White House’
Donald Trump
Instant Opinion

‘My friend Trump will be back in the White House’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
2 Dec 2021
America’s vigilante killings: a ‘terrifying trend’
Person holds sign reading 'the whole system is guilty!'
In Focus

America’s vigilante killings: a ‘terrifying trend’

‘This is not normal – or, for a people, sustainable’
2 Dec 2021
The UK’s vaccine stash examined
Covax jab-sharing scheme
Global lens

The UK’s vaccine stash examined

World Health Organization says only 7.5% of people are fully inoculated across Africa
2 Dec 2021
The traffic-light coalition: a new start for Germany?
Members of new German coalition
In Brief

The traffic-light coalition: a new start for Germany?

New government expected to be sworn in next week, signalling end of Angela Merkel’s 16-year rule
2 Dec 2021
Where did Omicron come from?
Omicron
Today’s big question

Where did Omicron come from?

Some experts believe the variant may have hidden and evolved in an immunosuppressed patient’s body
2 Dec 2021
Jack Dorsey resigns: Twitter needs ‘more than a part-time chief’
Jack Dorsey
Profile

Jack Dorsey resigns: Twitter needs ‘more than a part-time chief’

Personal interest in crypto suggests he ‘may have been more focused’ on Square
2 Dec 2021
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