The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
The nightmare scenario • Less than a year before the election, the former president is leading in key polls. Would another Trump term spell disaster for US democracy?
A dividing line Abortion hostility could return to haunt Trump’s party in 2024
California dreaming Could Gavin Newsom be a rival to Biden?
Spotlight • Besieged No water, no power and little hope in Gaza hospital
After Bibi Netanyahu’s time looks up – but what would follow is less clear
Resurrected Former PM has experience, but appointment is not without risk
Sunak pins hopes on Cameron’s return • PM aims to rewrite the Tory narrative with shock appointment, but will it shift the dial with voters?
Bogged down As winter draws in, the talk grows of stalemate and a long conflict
‘Our farewell to Russia’: EU entry moves a step closer
Name dropping Is it time to rethink the way we identify species? • Some scientists say the rules must be changed so plants and animals are not tagged with ‘objectionable’ denominations
New secrets revealed by centuries-old collection
Spirit levels The ancient tipple that led to a craft liquor boom
Cape Town’s new cohort of opera singers hit right notes
The fika principle Why Swedish workplace culture leads the way • Wellbeing allowances, generous parental leave and bonuses for taking breaks are standard perks in Sweden. But would such progressive practices translate to other countries?
How soaring inflation could clinch election for Milei
Finnegan begin again: book group reaches epic’s end
The way she was • Barbra Streisand is the Hollywood megastar who’s sung for presidents and been a royal pin-up – all while proudly celebrating her Jewish heritage. In her new memoir, the singer and actor shares some tales from an extraordinary career
The numbers game • Succeeding in love and business, roulette or a pub quiz is easy. You just need to know the right mathematical formula …
Polly Toynbee • Braverman is sunk, and the Tory nihilists will never win elections
Arwa Mahdawi • Why is it too much to ask for Palestinians to be viewed as humans?
Kenan Malik • Cruel performative policies are being used as a smokescreen
The Guardian View • Creating a new EU will take time – but it is right to open accession talks with Kyiv
Squid pro quo • Netflix’s reality version of the smash-hit dystopian drama is a wild ride. Can Rhik Samadder make it out alive – or even with $20?
Strings and bows • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson has worked with Ray Charles and Rihanna; now this child prodigy turned jazz luminary has released a gorgeous debut album
Standup and be counted • Eddie Izzard hopes to become the latest in a long line of comedians who have left the circuit to forge a new career in politics – with mixed fortunes
Home truths • A powerful corrective to myths about global migration, and an indictment of the political dishonesty that generates them
Recovered memories • Queer history is salvaged from real-life medical records and woven into a glorious gothic novel that celebrates resilience
Sister act • A poignant exploration of fraying family ties is filled with hard decisions, harsh truths and tenderness
BOOKS OF THE MONTH • The best recent science fiction, fantasy...