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.
A week in the life of the world
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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‘THE BIG BATTLE IS COMING’ • After nearly a year of war, Russia and Ukraine both need a breakthrough – but a major offensive will be loaded with risk, whoever strikes first
ANALYSIS GERMANY • On manoeuvres Don’t be fooled: Berlin’s U-turn on sending tanks is a reluctant one
UNITED STATES • Demands to ‘demolish and rebuild’ police as city mourns
Fatal beating fuels calls for wide-ranging reforms
UNITED KINGDOM • Nadhim Zahawi’s extraordinary rise and fall
Sunak’s deficit Tax scandal stops PM from changing the conversation
Grief and anger at site of deadly synagogue attack • Calls for reprisals after worst attack by a Palestinian against Israelis since 2008, during spiralling week of bloodshed
Swift punitive steps pledged against Palestinians
ANALYSIS JAPAN • Baby blues PM’s answer to birthrate crisis is stuck in the same old loop
AUSTRALIA • ‘A reckoning’ Debate over colonisation dominates national day
NIGERIA • Third man Young voters swell hope for Obi’s shock bid
Beware the Crocodile, opposition leader urges • Nelson Chamisa urges world to keep ‘eyes on’ President Mnangagwa amid fears of repression in run-up to poll
Lithium sparks a battle for power • The state wants to exploit its lucrative reserves, a key component in producing car batteries – but at what price?
Electric shock US car culture must change, warns report
UNITED STATES • Trump says he’s angry – but can the trick work a second time?
PANAMA • How Colón became a hub for contraband and cocaine
THE HOTDOG SELLER WHO ROSE TO THE TOP OF PUTIN’S WAR MACHINE • After nearly a decade in prison, the ascent of the Wagner group founder YEVGENY PRIGOZHIN was remarkable. But where does the ceiling of his ambition lie?
GREEN GOLD • Ibogaine, a powerful psychedelic derived from a Gabonese plant, can treat addiction. A race is on to cash in – but who has a right to profit from Indigenous knowledge?
UNITED KINGDOM • The old boys’ club has evolved into ‘the network’ of rich f inanciers
CULTURE • The debate about Tár masks how little it says about the joy of art
HEALTH • We are playing Covid roulette. Clean air for everyone is essential
Environmental defenders and journalists face biggest danger in Latin America
Small comforts • He is much loved for his daf fy humour, but the poet and children’s author’s new memoir is an arrestingly honest account of how he coped with the death of his son
A survivor’s manual to loss, grief and how to express our troubles
The sound of the underground • New Zealand’s short-lived counterculture scene threw off conservative constraints and laid foundations for the nation’s modern identity
POLITICS • The free way Should US foreign policy demand liberal policy outcomes as well as elections, or is it hiding behind its ‘democratic dilemma’?
FICTION • Crossing continents This magnificent globe-trotting, century-spanning novel mingles fact with the fabulous and offers abundant pleasures
PHILOSOPHY • The glee club A timely guide to Epicurus, the Greek philosopher who sought happiness in a...