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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Tragedy of Mariupol, an EU deal, the fall of Saddam and Shylock
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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‘It was a beautiful city’ • For more than 80 days, the Russians bombarded Mariupol, determined to take the Black Sea port, even if they had to raze it to the ground first. After Russian forces finally crushed Ukrainian resistance last May, they set about putting their stamp on the city, erasing evidence of the recent atrocities and of past Ukrainian history in the city. A year on from the invasion of Ukraine, the Guardian tells the story of Mariupol – perhaps the bloodiest and most shocking chapter of Russia’s brutal war
Possibilities for peace • The war reaches its one-year mark with no immediate end in sight. Both sides want to carry on fighting, and any negotiated peace looks a long way off. So how might it end? Here are five scenarios to consider.
In the earthquake’s aftermath, border divisions rise up • A once quiet Turkish town with a large Syrian population could be a model of neighbourly tolerance – or are the cracks being laid bare?
Aftershock Thousands dead, millions displaced as toll of quake rises
Chaos theory Biden strategy under scrutiny as violence escalates
Drownings at water’s edge recall losses of Lampedusa
Windsor knot What does the new Northern Ireland Brexit deal mean?
London’s quest for cleaner air draws political line
Night sight Welsh island is Europe’s first dark sky sanctuary
Clear spots • Where to find dark skies
Perfume capital scents danger • With its tradition of growing flowers for luxury brands, Grasse wants to protect its industry from climate threats
Cost of calm Gangs may be gone but human rights under threat • War on criminals by populist leader Nayib Bukele produces dramatic change, but ‘cure could be as harmful as disease’
Fatal beating that exposed a national racist bias
Cracking the case • A life-changing encounter with the secretive giant armadillo led conservationist Arnaud Desbiez to dedicate his work to saving the mammal from extinction
How Ohio freight train disaster was racialised by the right
Tours of duty US visa fees force British musicians to stay home
Baghdad memories • When US troops arrived in Baghdad, they were hailed as liberators bringing democracy where there had been oppression. What I saw was the unfurling of lawless chaos that would ripple across the region
Apothecarists now • Ancient remedies for wound care are enjoying a revival after their efficacy amazed doctors. Now researchers are poring over historical documents to unearth other medicines in the face of antibiotic resistance
Opinion • Biden’s crusade for global democracy is so last century
CULTURE • A film adaptation that Germans think paints the wrong picture
UNITED STATES • Will a $1.6bn lawsuit finally stop Fox News from spreading lies?
Poor countries should get debt relief to match Germany’s postwar deal
WRITE TO US
Reclaiming Shylock • As a new adaptation of The Merchant of Venice opens, Jewish creatives explain how they tackle the notorious role.
Roald gold Editing Dahl isn’t rewriting history – it’s a commercially astute move • The publishing industry is simply updating children’s classics to appeal to millennial parents....