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Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour
Greenland
Podcast

Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour

What has Greenland’s general election got to do with China? Why has Jordan’s royal family split? And who has been stripped of their honours in secret?
9 Apr 2021
Obituary: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen and Prince Philip pictured in 1947
In Focus

Obituary: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The longest reigning consort in British history has died at the age of 99
9 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April
A doctor draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
9 Apr 2021
Briefing: The Paris Commune
The Paris Commune: ‘A brief interlude of springtime revolution’
In Depth

Briefing: The Paris Commune

150 years ago, a socialist-inspired uprising briefly transformed the French capital, before it was ruthlessly crushed
9 Apr 2021
‘We have lift off’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘We have lift off’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
9 Apr 2021
Woman can urinate booze
A pint of beer
Tall Tales

Woman can urinate booze

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Apr 2021
Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild
Suspected Isis fighters in Baghouz, Syria
Unreported world

Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild

Alliances with local militants offer lifeline after collapse of self-declared caliphate
8 Apr 2021

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Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?
Ukrainian troops from the Donbass Battalion
Getting to grips with . . .

Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?

Kiev calls on UK and Nato for support as Moscow builds up its military on border
8 Apr 2021
Could violence in Tigray spiral into genocide?
A small number of Tigrayan activists outside the UN in New York
In Depth

Could violence in Tigray spiral into genocide?

Almost 200 civilians killed by Ethiopia and Eritrean military forces in latest human rights abuse in region
8 Apr 2021
Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia
A wooden crate
Tall Tales

Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Apr 2021
The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?
Members of the EU delegation in Vienna yesterday
The latest on . . .

The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?

US joins EU Vienna talks as president seeks to deliver on key campaign pledge
7 Apr 2021
Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
In Depth

Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics

String of lawmakers hit by allegations amid renewed surge of #MeToo anger
7 Apr 2021
Yahoo Answers’ funniest moments remembered
The Yahoo logo
Tall Tales

Yahoo Answers’ funniest moments remembered

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Apr 2021
Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs
A Vietnamese health worker draws up a Covid vaccine dose
In Brief

Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs

Easy-to-produce jab hailed as potential pandemic ‘game-changer’
6 Apr 2021
Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge
A Chilean woman shows her vaccination card
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge

Lockdown measures reimposed as coronavirus cases hit record high despite world-leading inoculation campaign
6 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man
Vladimir Putin in Siberia in 2009
Tall Tales

Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Apr 2021
Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches
An American church
Podcast

Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches

Are the Democrats falling into a hypocrisy trap? How did Cuba develop such a strong biotech industry? And will anything reverse religious decline?
2 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April
Boris Johnson in the new Downing Street briefing room
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 Apr 2021
Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass

Brazilian president is battling for political survival amid surging Covid death toll
1 Apr 2021
Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew
People watch as the Ever Given is refloated
The latest on . . .

Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew

Billions of dollars at stake as experts try to explain who or what is to blame for the cargo ship’s grounding
1 Apr 2021
Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’
Pastor Christ Penelope
Tall Tales

Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Apr 2021
Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US
US troops in central Afghanistan shortly after the 2001 occupation
In Depth

Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US

Islamists defiant as Joe Biden offers power-sharing deal with Afghan government
31 Mar 2021
The coronavirus vaccines
An elderly lady receives a Covid vaccine in San Juan, Philippines
Fact file

The coronavirus vaccines

Everything you need to know about the world’s Covid-19 vaccines
31 Mar 2021
Did pharaoh’s curse’ cause Suez blockade?
The Suez canal
Tall Tales

Did pharaoh’s curse’ cause Suez blockade?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
31 Mar 2021
Who is Jennifer Arcuri?
Jennifer Arcuri
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who is Jennifer Arcuri?

No. 10 insists PM ‘acts with integrity’ after US entrepreneur’s ‘kiss and tell’
30 Mar 2021
What would an international pandemic treaty look like?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What would an international pandemic treaty look like?

World leaders make joint plea for global cooperation to tackle next major health crisis
30 Mar 2021
Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse
A man repairs his car in Havana, Cuba
In Depth

Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse

The communist nation aims to be ‘pharmacist’ to other US enemies after developing multiple Covid jabs
30 Mar 2021
What Covid vaccines cost - and the countries paying over the odds
People wait to be vaccinated at Salisbury Cathedral
Getting to grips with . . .

What Covid vaccines cost - and the countries paying over the odds

Figures suggest that quicker vaccine rollouts are pay to play
30 Mar 2021
The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin
Members of George Floyd’s family take part in a protest in June 2020
Getting to grips with . . .

The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Failure to secure main conviction could see other accused officers walk free
30 Mar 2021
‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India
Holi celebrations in Guwahati in the northeast state of Assam
In Depth

‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India

Hopes of herd immunity extinguished as wave of new strain sweeps across the country
30 Mar 2021
Mafia fugitive busted on YouTube cooking channel
A saucepan
Tall Tales

Mafia fugitive busted on YouTube cooking channel

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Mar 2021
How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’
Anti-coup protesters use slingshots against approaching security forces
Global lens

How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’

Children among the dead in ‘bloodiest’ crackdown since military coup
29 Mar 2021
Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase
Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic
In Brief

Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase

EU’s Covid jabs crisis claims first major political scalp
29 Mar 2021
Time traveller says humans extinct by 2027
An iPhone
Tall Tales

Time traveller says humans extinct by 2027

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Mar 2021