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Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time career goals and UCL records
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus against Lionel Messi of Barcelona
In Depth

Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time career goals and UCL records

A look at how the two superstar footballers compare
12 Jan 2021
2021 F1 season guide: updated race calendar and driver grid
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix
In Focus

2021 F1 season guide: updated race calendar and driver grid

Campaign will now begin with the Bahrain Grand Prix on 28 March
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
Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?
 A nurse wearing PPE holds the hand of a resident in a care home
In Focus

Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?

Care bosses say government has not delivered on jab pledge as infections soar
12 Jan 2021
Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 
Duolingo
In Brief

Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 

Locked-down Brits turn to online lessons as a new hobby and way to upskill
12 Jan 2021
Culture Unwrapped - art and entertainment after the pandemic
Minack Theatre
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Culture Unwrapped - art and entertainment after the pandemic

The Week Unwrapped takes a whirlwind tour through the best art, music, fashion and culture that is yet to come
12 Jan 2021
Three ways lockdown could get stricter
People walk past the social distancing markings on the ground at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Behind the scenes

Three ways lockdown could get stricter

Michael Gove leading ‘Covid-O’ committee tasked with reviewing restrictions as infections soar across UK
12 Jan 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 12 Jan 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 12 Jan 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
12 Jan 2021
Police mistaken for strippers at party
handcuff
Tall Tales

Police mistaken for strippers at party

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Jan 2021
‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’
Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray and a pro-Brexit protester square up outside the House of Commons
Instant Opinion

‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 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
PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business
Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
In Focus

PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business

Trump National Bedminster is dropped as host of the 2022 PGA Championship
11 Jan 2021
CES 2021: the top tech trends and new products
CES
The latest on . . .

CES 2021: the top tech trends and new products

The trade show is awash with health and cleanliness-focused gadgets
11 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
In Focus

Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
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
How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
Getting to grips with . . .

How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works

The US-developed jab may get green-light for use in UK within weeks
11 Jan 2021
The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits
An NHS nurse prepares a Covid-19 vaccination
Behind the scenes

The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits

Seven NHS vaccination hubs opening today in ‘vitally important week’
11 Jan 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 11 Jan 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 11 Jan 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
11 Jan 2021
SAS trained to deal with aliens
Aliens seen in the woods.
Tall Tales

SAS trained to deal with aliens

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

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 10 Jan 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
10 Jan 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 9 Jan 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 9 Jan 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
9 Jan 2021
‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’
Boris Johnson welcomes Donald Trump to a NATO summit.
Instant Opinion

‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 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
#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money
The MeToo movement
Podcast

#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money

How is the Me Too movement evolving as it spreads? Why is China going after its best-known businessman? And what are the consequences of quantitative …
8 Jan 2021
Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?
A passenger wearing a face mask on a subway train in Stockholm
In Focus

Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?

Stockholm passes lockdown law as infection and death rates continue to outstrip those of Nordic neighbours
8 Jan 2021
Who are the richest people in the world?
Elon Musk
In Focus

Who are the richest people in the world?

Elon Musk surpasses Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take top spot
8 Jan 2021
How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service in March.
Behind the scenes

How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family

Insiders say couple ‘love’ their new life in US - but relations with monarchy remain frosty
8 Jan 2021
Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk
An NHS nurse vaccinates a patient with the Pfizer Covid vaccine
The latest on . . .

Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk

Experts fear that members of public will become lax about safety measures after getting long-awaited jabs
8 Jan 2021
Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from coronavirus
In Focus

Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?

Tocilizumab found to cut risk of death for most critically ill coronavirus patients by almost a quarter
8 Jan 2021
Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car
KITT
Tall Tales

Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Jan 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 8 Jan 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 8 Jan 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
8 Jan 2021
‘Call it what it was: a coup attempt’
A supporter of US President Donald Trump outside the US Capitol.
Instant Opinion

‘Call it what it was: a coup attempt’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 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
Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?
Workers unload Sinovac vaccines from a truck under police escort.
In Focus

Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?

Use of pork gelatin as stabiliser in some jabs has caused controversy in Muslim community
7 Jan 2021
London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’
Ambulances parked outside an NHS hospital in London.
The latest on . . .

London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’

Capital could have a shortfall of more than 5,000 intensive care beds in a fortnight
7 Jan 2021
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Brief

Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021
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