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Is China capitalist?
Portraits of President Xi Jinping and the late Mao Zedong
Today’s big question

Is China capitalist?

President Xi’s policy of ‘common prosperity’ may have significant impact on global economy
30 Nov 2021
What next for Barbados as it becomes a republic?
Prime Minister Mia Mottley on stage
In Depth

What next for Barbados as it becomes a republic?

Island’s transition from realm to republic is ‘seminal moment’, said PM Mia Mottley
30 Nov 2021
The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron
Moderna lab
Behind the scenes

The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron

Scientists ‘flying at warp speed’ to decode the new Covid-19 variant
30 Nov 2021
Pac-man made from frog cells may solve plastic pollution
Plastic pollution in a river
Tall Tales

Pac-man made from frog cells may solve plastic pollution

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Nov 2021
‘Rush jab’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Rush jab’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
30 Nov 2021
Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined
Ghislaine Maxwell
Why we’re talking about . . .

Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined

Prosecutors at New York trial will argue the British socialite groomed underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein
29 Nov 2021
Did vaccine inequity cause the emergence of Omicron?
A healthcare worker vaccinates a woman in Soweto, South Africa
Expert’s view

Did vaccine inequity cause the emergence of Omicron?

Immunity experts explain how new virus variants emerge
29 Nov 2021

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Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour
A baby
Tall Tales

Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Nov 2021
Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV
Vladimir Putin
Podcast

Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV

Will a dead moose bring down a Russian opposition leader? Who is smuggling refrigerants into the UK? And how did an Argentinian woman rid herself of H…
26 Nov 2021
Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 to attend Prime Minister’s Questions
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Nov 2021
Explosions in space: a Russian show of strength
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station
Global lens

Explosions in space: a Russian show of strength

Moscow is letting its opponents know ‘just how far it is willing to go to achieve its strategic objectives’
26 Nov 2021
The space mission launched to protect Earth
Asteroid flies through night sky
The latest on . . .

The space mission launched to protect Earth

Nasa scientists announce successful lift-off in first stage of bid to prevent catastrophic asteroid collision
26 Nov 2021
Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants
Migrants on the Channel
Getting to grips with . . .

Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants

Desperation and hopes of a better life outweigh fears about perilous crossing
26 Nov 2021
Can Olaf Scholz fill Angela Merkel’s shoes?
Olaf Scholz
In Depth

Can Olaf Scholz fill Angela Merkel’s shoes?

Social Democrat positioned himself as the outgoing chancellor’s ‘natural heir’
26 Nov 2021
Preacher says alien impersonated husband and tried to have sex with her
Sharon Gilbert
Tall Tales

Preacher says alien impersonated husband and tried to have sex with her

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Nov 2021
Is Norway a climate hypocrite?
Construction in the North Sea
In Depth

Is Norway a climate hypocrite?

The Scandinavian nation has world-beating green credentials – but it is also a fossil fuel giant
25 Nov 2021
What is climate migration?
Family collect water containers during drought in Afghanistan
Fact file

What is climate migration?

Environmental threats projected to displace populations worldwide in coming years
25 Nov 2021
Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’
Covid-19 ward of a South African hospital
Why we’re talking about . . .

Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’

Experts show ‘concern’ over B.1.1.529 variant seen in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong
25 Nov 2021
Why Sweden’s first female prime minister lasted just seven hours
Social Democrat leader and former prime minister Magdalena Andersson
Stranger than fiction

Why Sweden’s first female prime minister lasted just seven hours

Political ‘bulldozer’ hits the skids as Green Party quits governing coalition
25 Nov 2021
Man visits 8,000 Chinese restaurants
Chinese food
Tall Tales

Man visits 8,000 Chinese restaurants

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Nov 2021
Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine?
Ukrainian troops from the Donbass Battalion
Getting to grips with . . .

Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine?

UK warns Moscow that attack on Kiev would be a ‘grave mistake’
24 Nov 2021
Vladimir Putin and his mysterious love life
Vladimir Putin and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Putina
Profile

Vladimir Putin and his mysterious love life

His relationship status and how many children he has are taboo subjects in Russian media
24 Nov 2021
Which countries have mandated vaccines?
Anti-vaccination protest in London
In Focus

Which countries have mandated vaccines?

Compulsory Covid vaccination policies have met with both praise and anger
24 Nov 2021
Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 
President Biden delivered a speech on the economy at an event in Washington D.C.
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 

White House moves to lower prices at the pump and combat rising inflation 
24 Nov 2021
The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve

Experts question claim that Oxford-developed jab has saved Britain from Europe’s high hospitalisation rates
24 Nov 2021
Trump ‘upset his son won’t say he loves him’
Donald and Barron Trump
Tall Tales

Trump ‘upset his son won’t say he loves him’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Nov 2021
Five high-profile people who disappeared in China
Peng Shuai
Profile

Five high-profile people who disappeared in China

Tennis player Peng Shuai is the latest Chinese star to have vanished from the public eye
23 Nov 2021
How a dead moose has edged Russia closer to stand-off with the West
Vladimir Putin feeds a calf during a 2010 visit to Moose Island National Park
In Depth

How a dead moose has edged Russia closer to stand-off with the West

Spate of arrests in ‘new era of repression’ risks further poisoning Moscow’s foreign relations
23 Nov 2021
Woman who married herself divorcing after meeting someone else
A wedding ring
Tall Tales

Woman who married herself divorcing after meeting someone else

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Nov 2021
Chilean election throws up ‘stark’ choice between far-right and hard-left
A supporter of Jose Antonio Kast celebrates as the first-round vote is counted
In Depth

Chilean election throws up ‘stark’ choice between far-right and hard-left

Ghost of former dictator Augusto Pinochet hangs over divisive presidential vote
22 Nov 2021
How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests
Demonstrators gather in the Belgian capital Brussels
Global lens

How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests

Tens of thousands rally in violent demonstrations against new Covid-19 restrictions
22 Nov 2021
Peng Shuai: where is China’s tennis star?
Peng Shuai
Why we’re talking about . . .

Peng Shuai: where is China’s tennis star?

Global concern for sports champion who accused former minister of sexual assault
22 Nov 2021
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22 Nov 2021
Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?
Covid testing centre, Berlin
Today’s big question

Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?

Restrictions have returned in several European countries as high infection rate sweeps the continent
22 Nov 2021
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