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 • 19 May 2023
The Guardian Weekly • Founded in Manchester, England
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
Head to Head • Turkey’s reformers believed their unity candidate had enough support to end Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s long rule. But it is the formidable president who now goes into a runoff poll as favourite
Battle for power in Ankara Key questions before second-round vote
‘Going back is impossible’ Syrians face shaky future, whatever the final result
Battle of wits Why Kyiv may be in no rush to attack back
Battle plans Possible routes for Kyiv to break the deadlock with Russian forces
Democracy hangs by a thread, says Imran Khan after release
Fighting beyond Khartoum threatens to reopen scars
Hong Kong citizens fear deportation after years left in limbo • Britain vowed to protect those fleeing its former colony, but exiles say they don’t know if they will be granted asylum
Promised land The 10-pound poms who left UK for new life
Scrap warrior One man’s fight to help the world’s waste pickers • After a childhood scavenging at a local dump, John Chweya is lobbying for workers’ rights to be enshrined in a UN treaty
Microbes found that eat plastic at low temperatures
Vive la révolution! Is it time for a Sixth Republic? • Raising the retirement age has sparked public anger at Macron, but some suggest the constitution itself is to blame
Gang violence puts freedoms of Christiania in peril
The football club whose players left to seek a better life in Europe
‘No solution’ Inf lationary crisis pushes middle class into poverty
True colours • We may think the sky is blue and trees are green, but the truth is rather stranger: there is no such thing as colour, just the people who perceive it
Trump the predator: will court verdict harm his 2024 bid?
The missing Kidnappings and cartel violence tear a town apart
ON THE TRAIL OF THE DARK AVENGER • Bulgaria in the late 1980s was known as the ‘virus factory’, where hundreds of malicious computer programs were unleashed to wreak havoc. The dangerous creations of one operator in particular still have repercussions today
The island at the end of the world • The climate crisis, geopolitical upheaval and burgeoning tourism are straining relations at a remote Antarctic outpost
What a Czechoslovakian doll taught me about the pursuit of happiness
Serbia acted after two mass shootings – yet the US still does nothing
The west must be ready for this moment of opportunity and risk
The Tories are paying the political price for their torrent of Brexit lies • Founded 1821 Independently owned by the Scott Trust
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS
Double takes • The US can’t stop adapting hit British TV sitcoms – but why are they so often flops?
Eurovision is a political battlefield, with neon • Volodymyr Zelenskiy wasn’t allowed to address the crowd in Liverpool, but the contest was still a four-hour anti-war protest
Teaching the art of survival • As Putin blitzed Kharkiv, one artist gave citizens refuge in his underground studio – and helped children work out their trauma through painting
BIOGRAPHY • Lost in music The heartfelt story of 1950s folk singer Connie Converse who, frustrated at her lack...