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What are the phosphorus bombs ‘pummelling’ Ukraine?
White phosphorus being dropped by the Assad regime in Douma, Syria
Fact file

What are the phosphorus bombs ‘pummelling’ Ukraine?

Footage shows ‘brightly burning munitions’ launched by Russian forces hitting Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks
17 May 2022
What could happen if China invaded Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What could happen if China invaded Taiwan?

Beijing ‘working hard’ to take over Taipei militarily, US official warns
17 May 2022
How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world
Cost-of-living crisis protester
Business Briefing

How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world

‘Toxic combination’ of factors make Britain especially vulnerable to economic pain
17 May 2022
Is Bosnia on the brink of another civil war?
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik
In Depth

Is Bosnia on the brink of another civil war?

Sarajevo calls for rapid Nato membership following Russian invasion of Ukraine
17 May 2022
Inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant Shein
The Shein app and website
Behind the scenes

Inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant Shein

The brand has gone from ‘low-cost apparel merchant to global juggernaut’ in less than five years
17 May 2022
Depp v. Heard: what the latest battle has revealed
Amber Heard
In Depth

Depp v. Heard: what the latest battle has revealed

Hollywood stars back in court after break in second libel case
17 May 2022
How much has the UK spent on Ukraine?
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Today’s big question

How much has the UK spent on Ukraine?

The government announced earlier this month it would send £1.3bn in military support to war-torn country
17 May 2022

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Is Hezbollah losing its grip in Lebanon?
Hezbollah supporters on the streets of Batroun in northern Lebanon
Between the lines

Is Hezbollah losing its grip in Lebanon?

Voters abandon Islamist group in first election since economic collapse
17 May 2022
‘I don’t want to lie anymore’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘I don’t want to lie anymore’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
17 May 2022
Rare banknote sells for 1,400 times its original value
Exterior of an Oxfam store
Tall Tales

Rare banknote sells for 1,400 times its original value

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 May 2022
‘Grim game of our times’: what is sportswashing?
Newcastle play their home games at St James’ Park
Talking point

‘Grim game of our times’: what is sportswashing?

Leaked photos seem to reveal Newcastle’s ‘Saudi kit’ while golf is at ‘civil war’ over new LIV series
16 May 2022
The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin addresses a press conference on Nato membership in April
Getting to grips with . . .

The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid

Helsinki formally declares intention to join military alliance
16 May 2022
Northern Ireland Protocol: is there hope for a ‘landing zone’?
Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill
Today’s big question

Northern Ireland Protocol: is there hope for a ‘landing zone’?

Boris Johnson visits Belfast in a bid to end political deadlock
16 May 2022
Everything we know about the Buffalo shooting
Police and FBI agents investigating the racially motivated attack
In Depth

Everything we know about the Buffalo shooting

Police investigated suspected shooter after school threat last year
16 May 2022
Kayakers to be told to stop getting naked in public
Kayakers at sunset
Tall Tales

Kayakers to be told to stop getting naked in public

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 May 2022
Will Ukraine invasion usher in a new era of spying?
Ukrainian ground troops near the frontline in Kryvyi Rih
Unreported world

Will Ukraine invasion usher in a new era of spying?

Moscow’s global intelligence network has been devastated by the ongoing conflict, experts claim
14 May 2022
Polygamy, fish protests and tipping
Indian protestors shout anti-government slogans during a protest against rape in New Delhi on January 2, 2013.The family of an Indian gang-rape victim said that they would not rest until her
Podcasts

Polygamy, fish protests and tipping

Why is India changing its marriage laws? What led French and British fishermen to join forces? And who really benefits from the tips we leave?
13 May 2022
Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

Oligarch claims Russian president has blood cancer in leaked recording
13 May 2022
Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 May
Prince Charles stands in for the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
13 May 2022
Will the US save the Northern Ireland Protocol?
Joe Biden has repeatedly warned the UK against jeopardising the Good Friday Agreement
Talking point

Will the US save the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Washington delegation heading to UK amid stand-off over post-Brexit trade plan
13 May 2022
Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?
Wall Street: the worst run of losses in a decade
Talking point

Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?

Investors are grappling with a nasty bear market
13 May 2022
North Korea battling ‘first’ Covid outbreak
Kim Jong-un removes his face mask after announcing North Korea’s first official Covid case
Unreported world

North Korea battling ‘first’ Covid outbreak

Kim Jong-un orders strict lockdown amid ‘serious emergency’ in Pyongyang
13 May 2022
Experts play down speculation of ‘secret passageway’ on Mars
Mars
Tall Tales

Experts play down speculation of ‘secret passageway’ on Mars

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 May 2022
What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

Ex-president voiced concerts China could make hurricanes, ex-officials claims
12 May 2022
The Northern Ireland Protocol explained
David Frost and Boris Johnson
Fact file

The Northern Ireland Protocol explained

UK government to propose scrapping parts of the post-Brexit plans for trade
12 May 2022
Nato vs. Russia: who would win?
Nato troops
In Depth

Nato vs. Russia: who would win?

Finland announces intention to join military alliance
12 May 2022
The varying accounts of how Shireen Abu Akleh was killed
A Palestinian man reads the front page of a newspaper reporting on the death of veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,
In Depth

The varying accounts of how Shireen Abu Akleh was killed

Eyewitnesses say Israeli soldiers ‘assassinated’ Al Jazeera journalist but PM claims Palestinians may be responsible
12 May 2022
India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance
People rest in the shade under a bridge
Global lens

India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance

Dozens are thought to have died, schools have been forced to close and taps have run dry
12 May 2022
Why the Black Sea is key to Ukraine invasion
Aftermath of Russian bombing in Odesa
In Depth

Why the Black Sea is key to Ukraine invasion

Moscow could threaten ‘millions with starvation’ through port blockade
12 May 2022
Tesco to rent out in-store office space
A Tesco store pictured from the car park.
Tall Tales

Tesco to rent out in-store office space

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 May 2022
How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war
Kalush Orchestra celebrate their semi-final win
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war

Invaded nation’s act is favourite to win while Russia barred from taking part
11 May 2022
The outlook for China’s zero-Covid strategy
A health worker cycles through an empty street in Shanghai during the city’s ongoing lockdown
Getting to grips with . . .

The outlook for China’s zero-Covid strategy

WHO chief slams Beijing’s plan to eliminate virus as experts warn of 1.5m deaths
11 May 2022
How a trade war with Europe might play out
Liz Truss
Between the lines

How a trade war with Europe might play out

Tensions with the bloc threaten to trigger tariffs and the end of the free trade deal
11 May 2022
Species named after celebrities risk being cancelled, expert warns
Taylor Swift
Tall Tales

Species named after celebrities risk being cancelled, expert warns

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 May 2022
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