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What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan

Taipei demands F-16 jets as threat from Beijing rises
18 Oct 2021
The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries
A Haitian man protests against rising gang violence on International Human Rights Day 2020
Profile

The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries

Experts say the notoriously violent criminals are responsible for 80% of abductions in the Caribbean country
18 Oct 2021
Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping
In Brief

Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’

State-accredited reporters to undergo training aimed at stamping out dissent
18 Oct 2021
Award-winning female author is three men
A hand typing on a keyboard
Tall Tales

Award-winning female author is three men

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Oct 2021
‘Sponsors condemn mismanaged COP26’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Sponsors condemn mismanaged COP26’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Oct 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 October
Ambulances outside a hospital during third national lockdown
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
15 Oct 2021
Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health
Bashar al-Assad
Podcast

Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health

Will Syrian criminals be allowed home? How did an American prison fall into the hands of inmates? And why are sports stars struggling with their menta…
15 Oct 2021

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Will China hobble WHO’s ‘last-chance’ bid to trace Covid origins?
Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan was originally cited as the epicentre of the Covid pandemic
In Depth

Will China hobble WHO’s ‘last-chance’ bid to trace Covid origins?

Group of 26 global experts tasked with reviving stalled inquiry
15 Oct 2021
Former nurse says NHS made her ‘fart against her will’
A nurse
Tall Tales

Former nurse says NHS made her ‘fart against her will’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Oct 2021
The Pandora Papers: will the war on tax dodgers ever end?
Pandora Papers seen on a screen
Between the lines

The Pandora Papers: will the war on tax dodgers ever end?

Leaks are clearly discouraging tax avoiders, but more needs to be done to fight financial crime
14 Oct 2021
Prince William and the billionaire space race’s climate problem
Jeff Bezos (second left) and his Blue Origin crew after flying into space
Pros and cons

Prince William and the billionaire space race’s climate problem

Carbon emissions of four space tourists ‘up to 100 times more’ than passenger on long-haul flight
14 Oct 2021
‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church
Rosary beads on a bible
In Brief

‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church

Landmark report estimates around 330,000 children were abused by clergymen and officials between 1950 and 2020
14 Oct 2021
What causes Havana Syndrome?
Cases were first reported at the US embassy in Cuba
Fact file

What causes Havana Syndrome?

Officials investigate outbreak of cases at US embassy in Colombia
14 Oct 2021
Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?
Maros Sefcovic
Today’s big question

Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?

Brussels offers better-than-expected proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol
14 Oct 2021
Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack
Police officers cordon off a crime scene in Kongsberg, Norway
The latest on . . .

Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack

Suspect appears to have carried out an ‘act of terror’, security services say
14 Oct 2021
Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?
French television pundit and potential presidential candidate Eric Zemmour
Profile

Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?

The ‘new face’ of the far-right is tipped to supplant Marine Le Pen as main threat to Emmanuel Macron
14 Oct 2021
Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein

Microsoft founder ‘stammers’ when questioned about relationship with billionaire paedophile
14 Oct 2021
Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?
Newcastle play their home games at St James’ Park
In Focus

Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?

Amnesty calls for meeting with the Premier League over owners’ and directors’ test
14 Oct 2021
Who is Banksy?
Banksy's Love In The Bin artwork
In Depth

Who is Banksy?

Anonymous spray painter’s ‘ultimate’ artwork goes up for auction today
14 Oct 2021
Faeces reveals we loved beer and blue cheese 2,700 ago
Blue cheese
Tall Tales

Faeces reveals we loved beer and blue cheese 2,700 ago

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Oct 2021
The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott
Sally Rooney pictured during a panel event in 2020
Getting to grips with . . .

The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott

The author is refusing to sell rights to Israel-based publisher to print her latest novel in Hebrew
13 Oct 2021
Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’
Rikers Island prison facility pictured in 2018
Unreported world

Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’

Pandemic and staff shortages trigger total chaos at detention facility ‘notorious for violence and neglect’
13 Oct 2021
Pop star says ‘alien’ is derogatory term for extraterrestrial life
Aliens seen in the woods
Tall Tales

Pop star says ‘alien’ is derogatory term for extraterrestrial life

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Oct 2021
What the arrest of ‘chief financier of jihad’ means for Isis
Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi shortly after being detained by Iraqi security forces
In Depth

What the arrest of ‘chief financier of jihad’ means for Isis

Islamic State’s Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi captured by by Iraqi security forces
12 Oct 2021
What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

Former president holds campaign rally alongside Republican senator in battleground election state
12 Oct 2021
Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?
Donald Trump stand behind Republican Senator Chuck Grassley at a rally in Iowa
Behind the scenes

Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?

Location of ex-president’s latest rally serves as ‘biggest hint yet’ that he is considering second run
12 Oct 2021
Woman creates ‘anti-vaxx graveyard’ for Halloween
A headstone reading 'Believed it was on the Flu'
Tall Tales

Woman creates ‘anti-vaxx graveyard’ for Halloween

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Oct 2021
Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election
Czech President Milos Zeman addresses the UN in 2017
Getting to grips with . . .

Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election

President rushed into intensive care following defeat of populist PM Andrej Babis
11 Oct 2021
FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich
An Australian Collins submarine that will be replaced as part of the Aukus pact
Stranger than fiction

FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich

US navy engineer charged with trying to sell sensitive nuclear submarine data
11 Oct 2021
Meteor lands on woman’s pillow
Earth as viewed from space
Tall Tales

Meteor lands on woman’s pillow

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Oct 2021
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 8 October
Boris Johnson
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 1 - 8 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
8 Oct 2021
What causes flooding?
Taxi drives on flooded London street
Getting to grips with . . .

What causes flooding?

Government hopes £5.2bn flood defence plan and lower emissions can protect UK homes and businesses
8 Oct 2021
Poland on a collision course with the EU
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Between the lines

Poland on a collision course with the EU

Constitutional tribunal rules that bloc’s laws are incompatible with national government
8 Oct 2021
‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid

Mission is ‘first test for planetary defence’, says space agency
8 Oct 2021
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