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What is happening in Tigray? Ethiopia's brutal civil war explained
Tigray protesters
In Focus

What is happening in Tigray? Ethiopia's brutal civil war explained

In northern Ethiopia, millions have been displaced and thousands killed by government troops, and famine is looming
18 Jun 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice
A pair of rats
Podcast

The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice

Is the Ethiopian PM a hero or villain? Should the police have power over our passwords? And why are mice multiplying like rabbits in Australia?
18 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 June
Matt Hancock meets paramedics at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Jun 2021
Kamala Harris: is Joe Biden setting up the vice-president to fail?
Kamala Harris
In Brief

Kamala Harris: is Joe Biden setting up the vice-president to fail?

Harris is already unusually ‘unpopular’ for a veep, with a recent YouGov poll showing her approval rating at 41%
18 Jun 2021
‘They were failed’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘They were failed’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Jun 2021
Seagull predicts that England will beat Scotland
A seagull
Tall Tales

Seagull predicts that England will beat Scotland

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Jun 2021
What is Donald Trump up to now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump up to now?

Former president has vowed to write the ‘book of all books’ but major publishing houses are wary
17 Jun 2021

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Emmanuel Macron’s assault: a slap in the face for French democracy?
Macron
In Brief

Emmanuel Macron’s assault: a slap in the face for French democracy?

Last week, a protester grabbed the French president by his arm with one hand and slapped him in the face with the other
17 Jun 2021
‘Mind-reading helmet’ devised in US
Tall Tales

‘Mind-reading helmet’ devised in US

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Jun 2021
Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?
Israelis ultranationalists march through the Old City.
The latest on . . .

Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?

Surge of violence poses early test for Israel’s fragile new coalition government
16 Jun 2021
Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting
Joe Biden during the G7 summit in Cornwall
Behind the scenes

Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting

Tensions high as two leaders meet today for first time since US president took office
16 Jun 2021
Ronaldo snub knocks $4bn off Coca-Cola’s value
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Tall Tales

Ronaldo snub knocks $4bn off Coca-Cola’s value

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Jun 2021
Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?
Alpinists walk on the Mont-Blanc Massif in the French Alps
Getting to grips with . . .

Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?

French scientists investigating whether global warming is behind mysterious phenomenon in Alps
15 Jun 2021
Why Venice is waging a new battle in war on cruise ships
MSC Orchestra departs Venice
In Depth

Why Venice is waging a new battle in war on cruise ships

Arrival of 92,000-tonne MSC Orchestra reignites row about hosting mega vessels
15 Jun 2021
Contact with aliens could kill us all
wd-earth_from_space.jpg
Tall Tales

Contact with aliens could kill us all

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jun 2021
Naftali Bennett: who is Israel’s new prime minister?
Natfali Bennett chairs a meeting of the new Israeli coalition government
Profile

Naftali Bennett: who is Israel’s new prime minister?

Benjamin Netanyahu’s former protege has succeeded the long-term leader as head of coalition government
14 Jun 2021
G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19
Joe Biden at the G7 summit in Cornwall
The latest on . . .

G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19

European leaders at odds at Cornwall summit as US president’s push for investigation widens rift over China
14 Jun 2021
Indian villagers pray to ‘Goddess Corona’
Transit of Venus seen in New Delhi, India
Tall Tales

Indian villagers pray to ‘Goddess Corona’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jun 2021
How Marbella became the drugs capital of the world
Marbella
In Depth

How Marbella became the drugs capital of the world

Marbella has become a ‘United Nations of crime’ – and violent gangsters have come with it. Nacho Carretero and Arturo Lezcano investigate
11 Jun 2021
Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on the seafront in Cornwall
Today’s big question

Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?

Two leaders hail ‘special relationship ’after papering over Northern Ireland row at pre-summit meeting
11 Jun 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Pride flags, Denmark and animal magic
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Podcast

The Week Unwrapped: Pride flags, Denmark and animal magic

Why won’t the Pentagon fly the flag for gay pride? What led Denmark to deport Syrian refugees? And how do birds see through magicians’ tricks?
11 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 June
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden meet at the G7 in Cornwall
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Jun 2021
Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’
Parisians return to alfresco dining as restrictions are relaxed
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’

UN agency warns vaccination coverage ‘far from sufficient’ to protect region from Delta variant
11 Jun 2021
Everything you need to know about China’s space race
Tianhe rocket
In Depth

Everything you need to know about China’s space race

It has landed craft on Mars and on the dark side of the Moon, and it is building a space station. What are China’s ambitions in space?
11 Jun 2021
Is China’s Covid-19 pandemic response stalling?
A man receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Wuhan, Hubei province
In Depth

Is China’s Covid-19 pandemic response stalling?

Tough restrictions reimposed as Beijing battles coronavirus variants amid concerns about efficacy of home-grown vaccines
11 Jun 2021
Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis
The moon
Tall Tales

Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Jun 2021
Dr Jill Biden: meet the ‘Philly girl’ first lady
Joe and Jill Biden exit on Air Force One after flying into RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk
Profile

Dr Jill Biden: meet the ‘Philly girl’ first lady

The US president’s other half is also a community college teacher, cancer research campaigner and grandmother
10 Jun 2021
Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?
Joe Biden addresses US Air Force personnel at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Today’s big question

Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?

President suggests ‘inflaming’ tensions in Brexit customs row could threaten UK-US trade deal
10 Jun 2021
How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU
European Council President Charles Michel greets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU

New study finds that vaccine chaos and other failures in coronavirus response have eroded public trust
10 Jun 2021
Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’
Aliens seen in the woods.
Tall Tales

Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Jun 2021
How and where UK foreign aid is spent
foreign aid
In Depth

How and where UK foreign aid is spent

Tory rebels force emergency Commons debate on cuts to overseas spending
9 Jun 2021
Why war criminal Ratko Mladic still has hero status at home
Ratko Mladic during an appearance at The Hague in 2017
In Depth

Why war criminal Ratko Mladic still has hero status at home

Mothers of Srebrenica hail ‘historic day’ as ex-Bosnian Serb commander sentenced to life in jail
9 Jun 2021
800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting
Australian police
Getting to grips with . . .

800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting

Three-year operation culminates in police raids in 19 countries
9 Jun 2021
G7 Summit 2021: the five thorniest issues
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

G7 Summit 2021: the five thorniest issues

Leaders of economic superpowers seeking agreements on range of challenges facing the world
9 Jun 2021