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Was attempted FBI break-in linked to Trump raid?
FBI director Christopher Wray
Speed Reads

Was attempted FBI break-in linked to Trump raid?

A 42-year-old man was killed after reportedly trying to enter an FBI office in Ohio
12 Aug 2022
How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world
Low water levels at Baitings Reservoir in West Yorkshire
Global lens

How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world

UN warns that ‘land is drying up’ in countries across the globe
12 Aug 2022
Quiz of The Week
Woman worries over bills
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
12 Aug 2022
Russian visas, Arab fattism and quiet quitting
Landing plane
Podcasts

Russian visas, Arab fattism and quiet quitting

Is Finland an unwilling backdoor to Europe? Has fat-shaming reached the Middle East? And are young workers really slacking off?
12 Aug 2022
Han Solo gun expected to sell for $500,000
The blaster carried by Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope
Tall Tales

Han Solo gun expected to sell for $500,000

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Aug 2022
‘Clueless’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Clueless’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
12 Aug 2022
Is flight tracking the new Netflix?
A finger points at the Flightradar24 website
In Depth

Is flight tracking the new Netflix?

Hundreds of thousands follow flights of the famous but privacy concerns have led to backlash
11 Aug 2022

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Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?
Russian soldier at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
Getting to grips with . . .

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?

The UN has called for Russia to allow its safety inspectors to access the damaged facility
11 Aug 2022
University criticised over masturbation PhD
University graduate silhouette
Tall Tales

University criticised over masturbation PhD

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Aug 2022
Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?
Tourists on beach by Russian airbase in Crimea
Today’s big question

Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says war with Russia must end with the recapture of the peninsula
10 Aug 2022
Will Emmett Till ever get justice?
Emmett Till lying on a bed
In Depth

Will Emmett Till ever get justice?

Black teenager was abducted, tortured and lynched by a group of white men in 1955
10 Aug 2022
Pros and cons of prosecuting Donald Trump
Donald Trump enjoys cult-like loyalty from his supporters
The great debate

Pros and cons of prosecuting Donald Trump

Former president should not be above the law, but convicting him would have huge consequences
10 Aug 2022
French forced to eat ‘mustard of the Germans’
There is a shortage of Dijon mustard in France
Tall Tales

French forced to eat ‘mustard of the Germans’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Aug 2022
Mohammed bin Salman: a ruthless reformer
Mohammed bin Salman
Profile

Mohammed bin Salman: a ruthless reformer

De facto leader of Saudi Arabia is rehabilitating his image after years as international ‘pariah’
9 Aug 2022
Is the Inflation Reduction Act a win for Biden?
Joe Biden
Talking point

Is the Inflation Reduction Act a win for Biden?

The law is designed to reduce not only inflation but also carbon emissions and prescription drug costs
9 Aug 2022
What was the FBI looking for in Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate?
Police stand outside Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday
Today’s big question

What was the FBI looking for in Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate?

Raid on former president’s Florida home described as ‘extraordinary, historic development’
9 Aug 2022
Presidential hopeful says hyena testicles will erase debt
A hyena
Tall Tales

Presidential hopeful says hyena testicles will erase debt

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Aug 2022
Has Gaza avoided a fifth full-scale war?
A Palestinian woman walks through rubble in front of her home in Gaza
Today’s big question

Has Gaza avoided a fifth full-scale war?

Ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants – but truce is not a long-term solution
8 Aug 2022
‘Ninja’ missile part of a scary new generation of unregulated weapons
A Hellfire missile is loaded onto a US Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2016
Expert’s view

‘Ninja’ missile part of a scary new generation of unregulated weapons

Combining new weapon systems with artificial intelligence would be nightmare scenario, warns security expert
8 Aug 2022
Why cats prefer people who hate them
A cat
Tall Tales

Why cats prefer people who hate them

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Aug 2022
Will China invade Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

Will China invade Taiwan?

Beijing announces military drills close to Taiwan after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes controversial visit
5 Aug 2022
Is monkeypox here to stay?
Monkeypox virus
Talking point

Is monkeypox here to stay?

A total of 2,759 infections have been detected in the UK, the majority of them in London
5 Aug 2022
Immunity, Tunisia and Big Brother
Covid vaccine lab
Podcasts

Immunity, Tunisia and Big Brother

Will a drug called Evusheld cut Covid deaths still further? Is the Arab Spring over? And are we ready for the return of reality TV?
5 Aug 2022
Quiz of The Week: 30 July - 5 August
Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 30 July - 5 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
5 Aug 2022
Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real
Alex Jones bellows into a loud hailer
Speed Reads

Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real

Infowars founder has been ordered to pay $4.1m damages to parents of boy killed in the attack
5 Aug 2022
The Line: Mohammed bin Salman’s desert fantasy
Saudi Arabia wants to build a vertical city called The Line
Global lens

The Line: Mohammed bin Salman’s desert fantasy

Will Saudi Arabia’s mooted ‘vertical city’ turn out to be MbS’ pyramids?
5 Aug 2022
The Chips Act: congress’s $52bn giveaway 
US President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor chip 
Getting to grips with . . .

The Chips Act: congress’s $52bn giveaway 

Should the US taxpayer be funding the tech pivot to computer chips?
5 Aug 2022
Conjoined twins separated by surgeons using VR technology
Bernardo and Arthur Lima 
It wasn’t all bad

Conjoined twins separated by surgeons using VR technology

Good news stories from the past seven days
5 Aug 2022
Babies that died 30 years ago get married
Baby
Tall Tales

Babies that died 30 years ago get married

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Aug 2022
Where Britain stands on the China-Taiwan tensions
Smoke trails from projectiles launched by the Chinese military are seen in the sky during drills
Getting to grips with . . .

Where Britain stands on the China-Taiwan tensions

The UK does not recognise the island, but rhetoric has heated in recent months
4 Aug 2022
Is a fresh conflict flaring up in Kosovo?
Nato soldiers serving in Kosovo patrol next to a road barricade set up by ethnic Serbs near the town of Zubin Potok
Fact file

Is a fresh conflict flaring up in Kosovo?

Fears of renewed fighting after dispute over driving licences leads to uprising
4 Aug 2022
Gas supplies: will Putin turn off the taps?
An employee of Russian energy giant Gazprom
Talking point

Gas supplies: will Putin turn off the taps?

It’s going to be an ‘ugly’ winter as Europe prepares for energy austerity
4 Aug 2022
Football club accidentally names stand after Rose West
rose-west.jpg
Tall Tales

Football club accidentally names stand after Rose West

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Aug 2022
Lyudmila Putina to Alina Kabaeva: Vladimir Putin’s mysterious love life 
Vladimir Putin and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Putina
Behind the scenes

Lyudmila Putina to Alina Kabaeva: Vladimir Putin’s mysterious love life 

Russian president’s relationship status has been a taboo subject in Russian media
3 Aug 2022
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