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Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines
Paris at dusk
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Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines

Will offices give way to green spaces? Are robots on the verge of mastering empathy? And what’s gone wrong with the EU’s vaccine plan?
15 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January
A Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Etihad Tennis And Football Centre, Manchester
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January

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15 Jan 2021
‘Shocking care home outbreak’
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Today’s newspapers

‘Shocking care home outbreak’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
15 Jan 2021
Named: the UK city most likely to survive zombie apocalypse
zombie
Tall Tales

Named: the UK city most likely to survive zombie apocalypse

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jan 2021
Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse
Matteo Renzi holds a press conference
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse

Political crisis triggered as ex-PM withdraws party from governing coalition
14 Jan 2021
Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House
In Focus

Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment

Senior Republicans less keen to protect their president at unprecedented new Senate trial
14 Jan 2021

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US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers
National Guard patrol outside the Capitol building.
In Brief

US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers

National Guard members under investigation as mob member claims GOP lawmakers aided Capitol siege
14 Jan 2021
What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain
Mass graves dug for Covid victims in Manaus
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain

Government imposes travel ban in response to mutation that may evade antibodies
14 Jan 2021
EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the US Capitol
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?

Influential Republican senator gives nod to his party over impeachment proceedings
13 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
In Brief

Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
Stalin-themed kebab shop closes after one day
Tall Tales

Stalin-themed kebab shop closes after one day

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
Culture Unwrapped - art and entertainment after the pandemic
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Culture Unwrapped - art and entertainment after the pandemic

The Week Unwrapped takes a whirlwind tour through the best art, music, fashion and culture that is yet to come
12 Jan 2021
Police mistaken for strippers at party
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Police mistaken for strippers at party

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Jan 2021
Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the US Capitol Building.
Why we’re talking about . . .

Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate

Eugene Goodman ‘saved lives’ by diverting pro-Trump rioters to another part of the Capitol building
11 Jan 2021
PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business
Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
In Focus

PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business

Trump National Bedminster is dropped as host of the 2022 PGA Championship
11 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
In Focus

Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021
How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
Getting to grips with . . .

How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works

The US-developed jab may get green-light for use in UK within weeks
11 Jan 2021
SAS trained to deal with aliens
Aliens seen in the woods.
Tall Tales

SAS trained to deal with aliens

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10 Downing Street.
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
8 Jan 2021
#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money
The MeToo movement
Podcast

#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money

How is the Me Too movement evolving as it spreads? Why is China going after its best-known businessman? And what are the consequences of quantitative …
8 Jan 2021
Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?
A passenger wearing a face mask on a subway train in Stockholm
In Focus

Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?

Stockholm passes lockdown law as infection and death rates continue to outstrip those of Nordic neighbours
8 Jan 2021
Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car
KITT
Tall Tales

Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Jan 2021
What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump.
Behind the scenes

What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy

President left isolated within his own party after violence in Washington D.C.
7 Jan 2021
Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?
Workers unload Sinovac vaccines from a truck under police escort.
In Focus

Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?

Use of pork gelatin as stabiliser in some jabs has caused controversy in Muslim community
7 Jan 2021
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Brief

Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021
Thieves pelt police with stolen wine
Tall Tales

Thieves pelt police with stolen wine

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Jan 2021
What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden
Joe Biden waves to supporters in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election campaign.
Today’s big question

What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden

Democrats on verge of taking Senate seats in victories that would swing balance of power in the upper chamber
6 Jan 2021
Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure
Kim Jong-un appears on a television.
Unreported world

Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure

Economic sanctions and global pandemic have left the isolated nation’s economy in tatters
6 Jan 2021
New Yorkers terrified by squirrel attacks
squirrels
Tall Tales

New Yorkers terrified by squirrel attacks

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Jan 2021
France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash
Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water.
Behind the scenes

France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash

Just 516 people given Pfizer jab in first week of mass vaccination scheme as doctors face bureaucratic chaos
5 Jan 2021
The South African coronavirus mutation
A South African woman walks through Durban wearing a mask
Getting to grips with . . .

The South African coronavirus mutation

Scientists fear that the new mutation may be less susceptible to vaccines
5 Jan 2021
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