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Will Ursula von der Leyen’s career survive the EU vaccine crisis?
Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a presser on vaccine strategy in Brussels
Behind the scenes

Will Ursula von der Leyen’s career survive the EU vaccine crisis?

European Commission president is facing second procurement scandal in as many years
2 Feb 2021
Britain applies to join Pacific free trade bloc
Liz Truss
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Britain applies to join Pacific free trade bloc

UK seeks to deepen ties with some of the world’s fastest-growing markets
2 Feb 2021
Hitler’s toilet seat up for auction
Hitler photographed on a beach
Tall Tales

Hitler’s toilet seat up for auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Feb 2021
What next for Myanmar after military coup?
Protestors gather outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand
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What next for Myanmar after military coup?

Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected leaders detained as military seizes control
1 Feb 2021
What do the Navalny protests mean for Vladimir Putin?
Riot police detain a man during a rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny
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What do the Navalny protests mean for Vladimir Putin?

Tens of thousands of young Russians march in fresh demonstrations in support of the anti-Kremlin activist
1 Feb 2021
Britain’s biggest turn-offs named
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Tall Tales

Britain’s biggest turn-offs named

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Feb 2021
Mother’s Day: traditions from around the world and origins
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In Depth

Mother’s Day: traditions from around the world and origins

A look at the history of Mothering Sunday and the different customs
1 Feb 2021
Poll suggests Emmanuel Macron could lose presidency to far-right
Emmanuel Macron attends a video conference at the Elysee Palace.
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Poll suggests Emmanuel Macron could lose presidency to far-right

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party is rising in popularity ahead of next year’s election
29 Jan 2021
Janssen’s single-shot vaccine 85% effective
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
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Janssen’s single-shot vaccine 85% effective

Cheap and transportable jab provides good protection against serious symptoms
29 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January
Boris Johnson at a Covid testing laboratory during visit to Glasgow
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
29 Jan 2021
The Trump policies Biden has already overturned
Joe Biden signs an executive order at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office
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The Trump policies Biden has already overturned

Executive orders wipe away Trump’s legacy on climate change and border wall funding
29 Jan 2021
What is being done to speed up Covid vaccine production?
Boxes containing the Pfizer vaccine are prepared for shipping
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What is being done to speed up Covid vaccine production?

Two experts explain the logistics behind the most ambitious vaccination campaign in history
29 Jan 2021
Facebook flagged Plymouth Hoe as ‘offensive’
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Tall Tales

Facebook flagged Plymouth Hoe as ‘offensive’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Jan 2021
Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel address reporters in Brussels
Today’s big question

Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?

European leaders signed a series of vaccine deals but are lagging behind with rollouts
28 Jan 2021
Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off
India farmers demonstrating in New Delhi
Global lens

Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off

At least one demonstrator killed in clashes with New Delhi police as tensions over new agricultural laws boil over
28 Jan 2021
Bernie Sanders doll sells for $23,000
Bernie Sanders at Joe Biden's inauguration
Tall Tales

Bernie Sanders doll sells for $23,000

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Jan 2021
Is social media bad for your mental health?
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In Depth

Is social media bad for your mental health?

Girls’ dramatic decrease in mental wellbeing ‘linked to heavy social media use’
27 Jan 2021
How German media misrepresented the AstraZeneca jab
Boris Johnson with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Behind the scenes

How German media misrepresented the AstraZeneca jab

Political briefings - not facts and figures - may explain ‘incorrect’ claims
27 Jan 2021
Portugal bans remote learning for private schools
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa
Stranger than fiction

Portugal bans remote learning for private schools

Expat children unable to learn from home after criticism of state school online teaching
27 Jan 2021
AstraZeneca CEO hits back at ‘aggravated’ EU
Pascal Soriot has been CEO of AstraZeneca since 2012
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AstraZeneca CEO hits back at ‘aggravated’ EU

Pharmaceutical boss denies claim doses have been sold to higher bidder
27 Jan 2021
Mice therapy could make humans live longer
Mice
Tall Tales

Mice therapy could make humans live longer

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Jan 2021
Will the EU’s vaccine shortage threaten the UK supply?
Boris Johnson with a vial of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine
Today’s big question

Will the EU’s vaccine shortage threaten the UK supply?

Bloc to tighten exports of Pfizer jab following AstraZeneca deliveries warning
26 Jan 2021
Departing British Virgin Islands governor declares war on corruption
A sea view in the British Virgin Islands
In Focus

Departing British Virgin Islands governor declares war on corruption

MEPs back call to addd territory to list of blacklisted tax havens as UK-led probe kicks off
26 Jan 2021
Culture Unwrapped - owning digital culture
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Culture Unwrapped - owning digital culture

The online age has given rise to new kinds of assets – digital possessions, but do they have any real-world value and what will happen to them when we…
26 Jan 2021
Third in line for US presidency in five Batman movies
A Batman backdrop
Tall Tales

Third in line for US presidency in five Batman movies

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Jan 2021
Meet the ‘vaccine king of India’
Adar Poonawalla gestures during a press conference in Pune.
Global lens

Meet the ‘vaccine king of India’

Adar Poonawalla bet big on Oxford vaccine - but plans to keep prices low for the world’s poorest countries
25 Jan 2021
AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target
European Council President Charles Michel addresses the European parliament
In Brief

AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target

Fresh setback to bloc’s bid to inoculate 70% of adults by summer
25 Jan 2021
New theory says we will all turn into crabs
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Tall Tales

New theory says we will all turn into crabs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Jan 2021
UK refusing to give EU ambassadors full diplomatic status
Dominic Raab removes his protective face mask.
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UK refusing to give EU ambassadors full diplomatic status

Foreign Office ignoring calls to grant the usual privileges and immunities to the bloc’s representative
22 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 January
Joe Biden is sworn in as president of the United States
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 Jan 2021
Australia, Egypt and the British Virgin Islands
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
Podcast

Australia, Egypt and the British Virgin Islands

Are the BVIs as corrupt as their former governor claims? Is Egypt any closer to democracy? And will the sun set on Australia Day?
22 Jan 2021
Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal
Coal-miner
Podcast

Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal

Are British companies doing enough about modern slavery? How can we regulate digital repossessions? And why are we still opening new coal mines?
22 Jan 2021
What do Covid vaccines cost - and who is paying over the odds?
People wait to be vaccinated at Salisbury Cathedral
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What do Covid vaccines cost - and who is paying over the odds?

Prices agreed vary wildly as nations scramble to secure enough doses
22 Jan 2021
Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC
The Olympic rings outside of the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC

Japanese government says there’s ‘no truth’ that the games will be cancelled because of Covid-19
22 Jan 2021
China's tech landscape
Abstract cityscape of skyscrapers
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China's tech landscape

China is well on its way to achieving its goal of becoming a leading global technological superpower by 2050
22 Jan 2021
Free weed offered to the vaccinated
A man smoking cannabis
Tall Tales

Free weed offered to the vaccinated

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Jan 2021