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US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date
Joe Biden departs after announcing the withdrawal of troops
The latest on . . .

US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date

Troops to leave on 11 September, prompting Taliban to declare victory
15 Apr 2021
‘Sleaze is back’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Sleaze is back’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
15 Apr 2021
Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage
A monkey
Tall Tales

Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Apr 2021
Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests
Kate Wright, Daunte Wright’s mother, speaks alongside the family of George Floyd
Why we’re talking about . . .

Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests

Family members say they ‘can’t accept’ that shooting was an accident
14 Apr 2021
Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country
State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell
In Depth

Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country

Region declares ‘personal lockdown’ as patients in ICU hits new high
14 Apr 2021
Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site
Natanz nuclear enrichment facility
In Depth

Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site

Tehran vows revenge as attack sets back nuclear programme ‘by at least nine months’
14 Apr 2021
Woman wants Prince Harry arrested for not marrying her
Tall Tales

Woman wants Prince Harry arrested for not marrying her

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Apr 2021

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How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing
Drinkers outside a pub in Windsor
Global lens

How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing

Drinkers brave icy weather to celebrate amid hope that vaccine success means ‘no going back’ to Covid restrictions
13 Apr 2021
Millionaires plot New York exodus to avoid Covid tax hike
The New York City skyline
In Brief

Millionaires plot New York exodus to avoid Covid tax hike

Super-wealthy eye up Florida as some Big Apple residents ‘bid them good riddance’
13 Apr 2021
Revealed: Prince Philip was fascinated by UFOs
prince-philip-hospital01.jpg
Tall Tales

Revealed: Prince Philip was fascinated by UFOs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Apr 2021
What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Zimbabwe
In Depth

What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort

Senior official raises fear over effectiveness of vaccines in wide use across Asia and Africa
12 Apr 2021
Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’
The Salvator Mundi on display at Christies in 2017
Stranger than fiction

Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’

Upcoming documentary claims Louvre was urged to lie about world’s most expensive painting
12 Apr 2021
Tribe that worships Prince Philip says he will return
Prince Philip
Tall Tales

Tribe that worships Prince Philip says he will return

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Apr 2021
Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour
Greenland
Podcast

Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour

What has Greenland’s general election got to do with China? Why has Jordan’s royal family split? And who has been stripped of their honours in secret?
9 Apr 2021
Obituary: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen and Prince Philip pictured in 1947
In Focus

Obituary: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The longest reigning consort in British history has died at the age of 99
9 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April
A doctor draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
9 Apr 2021
Briefing: The Paris Commune
The Paris Commune: ‘A brief interlude of springtime revolution’
In Depth

Briefing: The Paris Commune

150 years ago, a socialist-inspired uprising briefly transformed the French capital, before it was ruthlessly crushed
9 Apr 2021
Woman can urinate booze
A pint of beer
Tall Tales

Woman can urinate booze

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Apr 2021
Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild
Suspected Isis fighters in Baghouz, Syria
Unreported world

Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild

Alliances with local militants offer lifeline after collapse of self-declared caliphate
8 Apr 2021
Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?
Ukrainian troops from the Donbass Battalion
Getting to grips with . . .

Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?

Kiev calls on UK and Nato for support as Moscow builds up its military on border
8 Apr 2021
Could violence in Tigray spiral into genocide?
A small number of Tigrayan activists outside the UN in New York
In Depth

Could violence in Tigray spiral into genocide?

Almost 200 civilians killed by Ethiopia and Eritrean military forces in latest human rights abuse in region
8 Apr 2021
Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia
A wooden crate
Tall Tales

Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Apr 2021
The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?
Members of the EU delegation in Vienna yesterday
The latest on . . .

The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?

US joins EU Vienna talks as president seeks to deliver on key campaign pledge
7 Apr 2021
Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
In Depth

Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics

String of lawmakers hit by allegations amid renewed surge of #MeToo anger
7 Apr 2021
Yahoo Answers’ funniest moments remembered
The Yahoo logo
Tall Tales

Yahoo Answers’ funniest moments remembered

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Apr 2021
Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs
A Vietnamese health worker draws up a Covid vaccine dose
In Brief

Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs

Easy-to-produce jab hailed as potential pandemic ‘game-changer’
6 Apr 2021
Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge
A Chilean woman shows her vaccination card
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge

Lockdown measures reimposed as coronavirus cases hit record high despite world-leading inoculation campaign
6 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man
Vladimir Putin in Siberia in 2009
Tall Tales

Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Apr 2021
Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches
An American church
Podcast

Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches

Are the Democrats falling into a hypocrisy trap? How did Cuba develop such a strong biotech industry? And will anything reverse religious decline?
2 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April
Boris Johnson in the new Downing Street briefing room
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 Apr 2021
Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass

Brazilian president is battling for political survival amid surging Covid death toll
1 Apr 2021
Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew
People watch as the Ever Given is refloated
The latest on . . .

Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew

Billions of dollars at stake as experts try to explain who or what is to blame for the cargo ship’s grounding
1 Apr 2021
Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’
Pastor Christ Penelope
Tall Tales

Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Apr 2021
Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US
US troops in central Afghanistan shortly after the 2001 occupation
In Depth

Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US

Islamists defiant as Joe Biden offers power-sharing deal with Afghan government
31 Mar 2021