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How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest
Alexei Navalny in a Moscow police station following his arrest
Global lens

How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest

Poisoned Russian opposition leader detained after returning home from Berlin
18 Jan 2021
What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like
The US Capitol is seen behind a fence with razor wire.
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What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like

Covid restrictions and fears of further violence have forced changes to ceremony
18 Jan 2021
Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand
Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas.
In Focus

Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand

Former business allies steering clear of outgoing president
18 Jan 2021
Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC
The Olympic rings outside of the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
The latest on . . .

Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC

Preparations continue but public support weakens as coronavirus cases surge
18 Jan 2021
How an innovative geolocation app found its place in China
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How an innovative geolocation app found its place in China

what3words business development lead Max Cumming reveals how knowledge and connections are vital for success in China
18 Jan 2021
Bringing UK tech to China
Shanghai city skyline
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Bringing UK tech to China

techUK CEO, Julian David, explains the ins and outs of UK tech collaboration with China
18 Jan 2021
Connecting China: Building business bridges between East and West
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Connecting China: Building business bridges between East and West

China-Britain Business Council director Mark Hedley explains how his organisation helps companies confront the challenges of expanding into China
18 Jan 2021

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How Massive Analytic brought innovative AI to China
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How Massive Analytic brought innovative AI to China

Founder and CEO, George Frangou, explains the great potential, and potential pitfalls, of taking artificial precognition to the Chinese market
18 Jan 2021
‘Hope in the post’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Hope in the post’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Jan 2021
Mayor dog raises funds for playground
A goat
Tall Tales

Mayor dog raises funds for playground

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Jan 2021
Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines
Paris at dusk
Podcast

Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines

Will offices give way to green spaces? Are robots on the verge of mastering empathy? And what’s gone wrong with the EU’s vaccine plan?
15 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January
A Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Etihad Tennis And Football Centre, Manchester
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
15 Jan 2021
Named: the UK city most likely to survive zombie apocalypse
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Named: the UK city most likely to survive zombie apocalypse

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jan 2021
Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse
Matteo Renzi holds a press conference
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse

Political crisis triggered as ex-PM withdraws party from governing coalition
14 Jan 2021
Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House
In Focus

Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment

Senior Republicans less keen to protect their president at unprecedented new Senate trial
14 Jan 2021
US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers
National Guard patrol outside the Capitol building.
In Brief

US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers

National Guard members under investigation as mob member claims GOP lawmakers aided Capitol siege
14 Jan 2021
What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain
Mass graves dug for Covid victims in Manaus
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain

Government imposes travel ban in response to mutation that may evade antibodies
14 Jan 2021
EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the US Capitol
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?

Influential Republican senator gives nod to his party over impeachment proceedings
13 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
In Brief

Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
Stalin-themed kebab shop closes after one day
Tall Tales

Stalin-themed kebab shop closes after one day

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
Culture Unwrapped - art and entertainment after the pandemic
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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
Police mistaken for strippers at party
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Police mistaken for strippers at party

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 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
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
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
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
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
Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car
KITT
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Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Jan 2021
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