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 New Zealand
Facing up to shameful history, angry women and referees’ trials
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Global report United Kingdom
THE TIES THAT BIND US • There is an illusion at the centre of British history that conceals the role of slavery in building the nation. Here’s how I fell for it
The Guardian and slavery A history we must confront
Why women are on the front line of the pension rebellion
When I’m 64 … Why Macron’s pension plans have stoked so much anger
‘A forever war’: Putin prepares his people for long conflict • Over a year into the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the president puts Russia on an ongoing war footing with west
Bombs away? Talk of nuclear bases may be a bluff, but is part of a longer gripe
Netanyahu halts judicial overhaul after angry protests
The tiny island on the frontline of US-China tensions • Fuga Island was set to host a Chinese ‘smart city’. Now it may become a base for American troops as the US seeks to protect the region
Pride of place Parents name children after ancient lands
Europe’s first wild river park defies dam developers • The Vjosa delta, home to myriad wildlife, has been saved from a ‘hydropower goldrush’ – for the time being
Could a new industrial lion emerge on Africa’s west coast?
‘I skip meals’ Counting the cost of diabetes in global south
Good gut instinct • Evidence is growing that our intestinal microbes influence the brain. Could targeting the digestive system be the future of mental health treatment?
Trump’s enduring grip on the American psyche
Strain showing Another blow for uneasy relations with Beijing
The whistle blowers • Players, pundits and fans complain bitterly that Premier League football referees are getting worse each season – but is that fair?
Spirited away • An investigation identified hundreds of artefacts in New York’s celebrated Metropolitan Museum of Art linked to indicted or convicted traffickers. What does this mean for the future of museums?
Without his tribe, Boris Johnson shrank before our eyes
What took the west so long to realise TikTok is no good for any of us?
Ukraine tests Beijing’s skill in managing its conflicted interests
London’s discredited police must act on review findings and rebuild public trust
WRITE TO US
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS
Power of three • As they release their debut album, The Record, the indie supergroup Boygenius reflect on their friendship and how they stay grounded
The Black busker of regency London • As a disabled war veteran, Billy Waters, armed with a violin, amused crowds with song and dance – and was portrayed in books, plays and paintings
A billion love songs • Thanks to TikTok and the Arctic Monkeys, John Cooper Clarke’s I Wanna Be Yours could lay claim to be the world’s favourite poem. How did it come to pass?
Rags and riches Gross inequality is built into the US economic landscape by design, says a Pulitzer prize-winning sociology professor
Nothing doing A maths professor who studies absence meets a would-be Bond villain in a metaphysical caper through race and history
Bloc party How central and eastern Europe have changed between the Hungarian revolution and the war in Ukraine
BOOKS OF THE MONTH • The best new children’s picture...