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.
Eyewitness Sri Lanka
A moment of truth, missing pair’s bond and mystery at sea
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
ON THE LINE • Defending forces are being pushed back by Russia in Donbas. As the scale of Kyiv’s troop losses becomes clear, has the conflict reached a critical juncture?
Fifteen to one shot? Why bravery will not make up for Russia’s numerical advantage
Bargaining chip or baton? Policy experts urge west to hold its nerve on sanctions
Donald Trump and the unbelievable truth • Could the hearing into the January 6 attack actually make the ex-president stronger?
Do run, Ron? Why DeSantis may carry the flag for Trumpism in 2024
Bolsonaro: ‘Something wicked’ done to missing pair
How writer and activist bonded over the Amazon • Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira spent years travelling together in canoes and on foot. They disappeared on what was meant to be a final trip
Bibi, or not Bibi? Netanyahu plots his comeback
Shot in the arm Arron Banks’s libel loss is a timely boost for journalism
The staff who have to pay to do their job • NHS workers who visit patients at home are carrying the cost of higher fuel prices – and they are not alone
OUT OF POCKET • Two people having to watch the fuel gauge
Fiscal inferno Boris Johnson wants tax cuts – but can he deliver them?
On the trail of the elusive Baikal seal • The nerpa is found only in the world’s largest freshwater lake in Siberia. One man set out to capture the animal’s beauty
Peaty blinders The whiskies toppling tradition • Distilleries cannot keep up with demand as a new generation sheds old notions about the superiority of the import ed dram
Ships in the night How supply bottlenecks are transforming the global economy
The foreign students willing to go to war for Putin • Jean Claude Sangwa took up arms in Luhansk – and his pro-Moscow sentiments are mainstream in much of Africa
Empty class Students left in limbo as strike rolls on
The great replacement theory, once a fringe idea serving as a racist justif ication for murder, has been embraced by rightwing politicians in the US and Europe How a deadly ideology went mainstream
Stars align for migrants trading it all for a better life in US
The hijacking that never was • In October 2020, the British navy stormed an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight after it sent a distress call in UK waters. But what really happened on board?
Golden years • I’m an adult, with the white goods to prove it. So why don’t I feel it? What if older people are just as clueless about growing up as the rest of us, asks Moya Sarner
It is in Ukraine’s best interests to end this war as soon as possible Christopher S Chivvis
Forget politics, sport is leading the way in tackling racism Mihir Bose
Are bankers serious enough about a climate ‘Lehman moment’? Nick Cohen
Ulysses, a mix of mundane and extraordinary, stands the test of time 100 years on
Turning heads • A New York exhibition is revisiting the popularity of anti-slavery art with a critical eye on what is being shown, and why
Paula Rego 1935 - 2022 • ‘She is dancing among the greats’ Jonathan Jones celebrates an artist and bold storyteller of freakish imagination
‘What a ball-buster!’ • Juno Temple, the comic spark in Ted Lasso, relishes...