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.
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Bigmouth strikes again • The billionaire buyer Elon Musk calls himself a ‘free speech absolutist’ – but what does that mean exactly, and could it lead him and the social network into a legal quagmire?
First amendment zealotry v reality The experts’ take on what lies ahead for Twitter
‘If war comes, I will leave’ Moldovans dread the hand of Putin
Why region is being drawn into the war
Is chasing down Covid costing Xi political credibility? • The social and economic toll of stifling Omicron could harm the president’s bid for a third term in office
No excuses The cafe that keeps you to your deadline
Abortion rights crisis Leaked report says supreme court will overturn Roe v Wade • Protests grow after unprecedented release of draft document that says judges voted 6-3 to reverse 1973 ruling and push power to states
‘We’ll fight like hell’ How campaigners reacted to reports of the justices’ draft decision
Porn, power and politics The toxic cocktail that rocked Westminster
Little worry The big trouble with tiny particles • Nanoparticles are added to food, fabrics, cosmetics and drugs with few controls. But how safe are they?
‘Drastic turn’ for traders after inferno razes market
Relentless rains sound the alarm on climate crisis • Floods are latest in a series of extreme weather events becoming more frequent in a region where those least to blame suffer the most
‘I love him’ The rapt fervour of Bolsonaro’s supporters • An appalling record on Covid and the Amazon has set most voters against the president – yet some still deem him a hero
Drip feed • For more than 90 years, a funnel of pitch has been slowly dripping into a beaker. Nine drops have fallen, now the wait for the 10th is on
The violent culture of 4chan seeps out into the real world
UK plans to press direct rule after premier’s drug arrest
THE LOST JEWS OF NIGERIA • Until the 1990s, there were almost no Jews in Nigeria. Now thousands have enthusiastically taken up the faith. Why?
Screen test • Two weeks, no smartphone. How hard can it be? James Ball finds out – and asks experts whether we really are addicted to our phones
Reset your tech life
Now even Jacob Rees-Mogg can see there is no Brexit bonus Jonathan Freedland
Remember # Kony2012? We’re still living in its outdated view of Africa Dipo Faloyin
The supreme court’s abortion ruling may spark an era of unrest Stephen Marche
The world can only hope that Putin’s nuclear threats are a tactical warning • Founded 1821 Independently owned by the Scott Trust
Fire starters • Arcade Fire have emerged from the pandemic with a new album. Group leaders Win Butler and Régine Chassagne talk about love and going back to basics
Women are the lions at Venice • The biennale has seen a seismic shift, although a timid institutional response leaves Ukraine to valiantly fend for itself
Friends with benefits • A penetrating analysis of the connections that enabled an incestuous university network to dominate Westminster and give birth to Brexit
Hungry hearts • This companion to Jennifer Egan’s 2010 Pulitzer prize-winner finds the tech...