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‘The great inflation swindle’
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Today’s newspapers

‘The great inflation swindle’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
19 May 2022
Women ‘benefit more from hugs than men’
Two women hugging
Tall Tales

Women ‘benefit more from hugs than men’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 May 2022
Can North Korea control a major Covid outbreak?
Kim Jong-un removes his face mask after announcing North Korea’s first official Covid case
Unreported world

Can North Korea control a major Covid outbreak?

Notoriously secretive state ‘on verge of catastrophe’
18 May 2022
Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century
Scott Bray
Why we’re talking about . . .

Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century

Reports of unidentified aerial phenomena have doubled in the last year, say intelligence officials
18 May 2022
Can Ukraine beat Russia in the battle for Donbas?
Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Donbas
Getting to grips with . . .

Can Ukraine beat Russia in the battle for Donbas?

Azovstal steel works ‘heroic hold-out’ could prove decisive
18 May 2022
What will happen to Ukraine’s captured Mariupol troops?
More than 260 soldiers have so far been evacuated to Russian-controlled territory
The latest on . . .

What will happen to Ukraine’s captured Mariupol troops?

Russian MPs call for fighters evacuated from Azovstal steelworks to be put to death
18 May 2022
Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia
A Somali soldier stands guard after an al-Shabaab attack in 2015
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia

Joe Biden overturns Trump-era decision to withdraw from African terrorism battle
18 May 2022

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New checkouts will let you pay with a smile
A shopper pushes their trolley in a supermarket
Tall Tales

New checkouts will let you pay with a smile

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 May 2022
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
Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant
The Shein app and website
Behind the scenes

Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant

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
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
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
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
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