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Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May
Speculation is mounting over the publication date of Sue Gray’s Partygate report
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Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
20 May 2022
Why the US is facing an ‘emergency’ shortage of baby milk
Near-empty shelves in a supermarket in Orlando, Florida
Talking point

Why the US is facing an ‘emergency’ shortage of baby milk

Supply chains went into crisis after major supplier shut down factory following two infant deaths
20 May 2022
Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage
Long table of men at Nato summit
In Depth

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage

While avoiding direct involvement, Nato has played a crucial role in the Ukraine war
20 May 2022
Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?
Students protest anti-abortion measures
Talking point

Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?

The next few years are likely to be ‘chaotic or worse’, predicts the Los Angeles Times
20 May 2022
Will Russia’s ‘Terminator’ tanks break Ukraine’s resistance?
A BMPT ‘Terminator’ tank on display during last year’s Victory Day parade in Red Square
Today’s big question

Will Russia’s ‘Terminator’ tanks break Ukraine’s resistance?

Moscow deploys armoured fighting vehicles in ‘sign of increasing frustration’
20 May 2022
How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years
A burqa-clad woman
In Brief

How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years

Supreme leader has now announced that all women must cover their faces in public
20 May 2022
‘Can we now just focus on the big issues?’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Can we now just focus on the big issues?’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
20 May 2022

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George W Bush performs ‘history’s greatest Freudian slip’
George W Bush
Tall Tales

George W Bush performs ‘history’s greatest Freudian slip’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 May 2022
What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?
The Buffalo Bills visit the scene of the Buffalo shootings
Getting to grips with . . .

What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?

Manifesto linked to Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron described black Americans and immigrants as ‘replacers’
19 May 2022
Will Ukraine invasion trigger a global food security crisis?
Harvest in Ukraine
In Focus

Will Ukraine invasion trigger a global food security crisis?

Shortages of grain and fertiliser could last years, UN warns
19 May 2022
Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Between the lines

Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion

Ankara delays early vote on Sweden and Finland joining military alliance
19 May 2022
Russian roulette for McDonald’s, Unilever and Renault
The flagship McDonald's on Pushkin Square in Moscow
The latest on . . .

Russian roulette for McDonald’s, Unilever and Renault

McDonald’s exit from Russia will put pressure on other big companies
19 May 2022
Inside Cairo’s City of the Dead
The tombs of the Caliphs in el-Arafa necropolis
In Depth

Inside Cairo’s City of the Dead

Authorities planning to demolish historic graves in bid to ease traffic congestion
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
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
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