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G7 Summit 2021: the five thorniest issues
Boris Johnson
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G7 Summit 2021: the five thorniest issues

Leaders of economic superpowers seeking agreements on range of challenges facing the world
9 Jun 2021
African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave
Patients queue for a vaccination in Harare, Zimbabwe
In Depth

African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave

New infections soar by more than 30% in eight of the continent’s nations in just a week
9 Jun 2021
Genetic reset ‘could lead to 1,000-year-old humans’
Laboratory test
Tall Tales

Genetic reset ‘could lead to 1,000-year-old humans’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Jun 2021
Are ransomware attacks the top new threat to national security?
US President Joe Biden
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Are ransomware attacks the top new threat to national security?

Experts say hijackings of computer systems are closing schools and delaying life-saving medical treatments in countries worldwide
8 Jun 2021
The links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein examined
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

The links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein examined

Disclosures about affairs and non-disclosure agreements could become public during Gates’ divorce proceedings, sources claim
8 Jun 2021
Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic
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Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?

Brussels to react ‘swiftly, firmly and resolutely’ if the UK continues to delay Northern Ireland border checks
8 Jun 2021
G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?
G7 finance ministers met at Lancaster House in London
Why we’re talking about . . .

G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?

Proposed minimum global level of corporate tax will target multinationals and tech giants
8 Jun 2021
CIA racing to prevent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
US troops in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan
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CIA racing to prevent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Spooks seek new ways to maintain counterterrorism operations in the region as allies prepare to quit war-torn country
8 Jun 2021
Brian Cox says universe could have 200bn alien civilisations
Brian Cox
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Brian Cox says universe could have 200bn alien civilisations

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Jun 2021
Donald Trump hits campaign trail to demand Republican loyalty
Donald Trump
In Brief

Donald Trump hits campaign trail to demand Republican loyalty

Former president urges supporters to back his allies at next year’s mid-terms ahead of potential 2024 re-election bid
7 Jun 2021
The moral questions behind vaccinating children against Covid-19
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine injections
Expert’s view

The moral questions behind vaccinating children against Covid-19

Pfizer jab has been approved for use in adolescents - but experts caution against immediate rollout
7 Jun 2021
Time travellers share dramatic predictions on TikTok
The sun
Tall Tales

Time travellers share dramatic predictions on TikTok

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Jun 2021
‘Wuhan lab leak’: conspiracy theory to presidential priority
Wuhan Institute of Virology
In Depth

‘Wuhan lab leak’: conspiracy theory to presidential priority

Anthony Fauci calls on China to release medical records of possible coronavirus victims
4 Jun 2021
Fuel protest, Danish spying and living to 150
An oil rig
Podcast

Fuel protest, Danish spying and living to 150

How are oil shareholders changing the climate debate? Is Copenhagen a US stooge? And could we really double human lifespans?
4 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
Behind the scenes

EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Jun 2021
The Nepal variant: does it even exist?
Crematorium workers wearing PPE in Kathmandu, Nepal
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The Nepal variant: does it even exist?

UK minister warns that new strain spreading in Europe may be ‘vaccine defeating’ - but WHO ‘not aware’ of mutation
4 Jun 2021
Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass announces the deal with the Namibian government
In Depth

Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer

Ethnic leaders are demanding €440bn in reparations for killing of up to 75,000 people
4 Jun 2021
A week that shook Big Oil
Environmentalists celebrate in The Hague
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A week that shook Big Oil

Big Oil has been forced to listen on climate change. But what difference will it actually make?
4 Jun 2021
UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’
UFO
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UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Jun 2021
Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett pictured together in 2013
Fact file

Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?

The government coalition will combine far-right leader, a two-state solution advocate and Arab Islamists
3 Jun 2021
Sedat Peker: the mob boss targeting Turkey’s political elite
Sedat Peker
In Brief

Sedat Peker: the mob boss targeting Turkey’s political elite

A flamboyant, Tony Soprano-esque figure, he has been spilling the beans on figures in Turkey’s ruling AKP
3 Jun 2021
Why Peru has the world’s highest coronavirus death toll
A family buries a victim of Covid on the outskirts of Lima
In Depth

Why Peru has the world’s highest coronavirus death toll

Review of Covid fatalities puts Latin American nation’s tally at more than 180,000
3 Jun 2021
Obama says proof of aliens would start ‘new religions’
Barack Obama
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Obama says proof of aliens would start ‘new religions’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Jun 2021
A history of the KGB
Vladimir Putin served in the KGB for 16 years
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A history of the KGB

Security agency’s grim history leaves a legacy of terror for political opponents
2 Jun 2021
‘Black Wall Street’: America’s forgotten massacre
The Tulsa race riot of 1921
In Depth

‘Black Wall Street’: America’s forgotten massacre

Joe Biden marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Massacre with pledge to ‘fill the silence’ on historic racial violence
2 Jun 2021
What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant
People wear face masks while shopping in Hanoi
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What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant

WHO investigates new strain, prompting calls to add Southeast Asian nation to red list
2 Jun 2021
Why BLM has thrown its weight behind Palestinian solidarity
Pro-Palestine protestors at a demonstration in central London
In Depth

Why BLM has thrown its weight behind Palestinian solidarity

Outbreak of violence in Gaza prompts vocal support from racial inequality movement
2 Jun 2021
Sex doll’s husband considers dating humans
A sex doll
Tall Tales

Sex doll’s husband considers dating humans

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Jun 2021
Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?
COP25
In Depth

Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?

UK preparing to host COP26 as scientists warn of need for urgent intervention
1 Jun 2021
Jasmine Hartin: the mysterious case of Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law and the shot police officer
An aerial view of Belize
Why we’re talking about . . .

Jasmine Hartin: the mysterious case of Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law and the shot police officer

Canadian socialite charged with manslaughter after Belize superintendent killed during massage
1 Jun 2021
Netanyahu battling to ‘split coalition’ in fight for political survival
Benjamin Netanyahu at an election rally in January 2021
Behind the scenes

Netanyahu battling to ‘split coalition’ in fight for political survival

Eight opposition parties trying to seal deal that would oust Israel’s longest-serving leader
1 Jun 2021
Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline
An aerial view of Paris
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Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline

Britons living abroad have just 30 days to secure post-Brexit right to remain
1 Jun 2021
How Covid-19 can rescue humanity
Covax in South Sudan
Expert’s view

How Covid-19 can rescue humanity

The coronavirus rupture has demonstrated that citizens and governments can break out of the status quo
1 Jun 2021
Broadcaster announces Shakespeare’s death 405 years late
Tall Tales

Broadcaster announces Shakespeare’s death 405 years late

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Jun 2021
Fashion for rent, a chip shortage and euthanasia
A selection of microchips
Podcast

Fashion for rent, a chip shortage and euthanasia

Will we start borrowing clothes instead of buying them? Why has the world’s supply of microchips dried up? And has the tide turned on assisted dying?
28 May 2021