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.
The whole story on immigration, DeSantis takes on Trump and the wacky world of record breakers
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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The numbers game • Net migration to Britain hit a record high in 2022, despite years of failed Tory pledges to reduce it. What exactly is driving the increase – and why do successive governments persist with simplistic and misleading ideas that migration can be purged from an interconnected world?
‘It felt like my way out’ Why Indian students head to UK universities
A terrible human cost One EU policy Britain is happy to emulate: forcing back refugees
Lira plunges as Erdoğan takes win as mandate for divisive rule
Staying on West caught between worry and hope after Erdoğan win
The children ‘adopted’ by Russians for financial gain
Deadly toll Civilians pay price of fighting • Research by doctors’ group and relatives’ accounts shed light on suffering and casualties over several weeks of conflict
Smoke signal Amsterdam’s red light area bans cannabis
Opening a window on a new golden age for Naples • The man whose home is adorned with a mural of Diego Maradona says Napoli’s Serie A title triumph symbolises the city’s resurgence
Running for the hills • Around the world, insect species are responding to the climate crisis by shifting their habitats northwards and upwards, but this could have potentially catastrophic results for our ecosystems
Abuse of footballer prompts reflection over racism • Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior was driven to tears by vitriolic chants – but what do people of colour face every day in Spain?
Prime time soap operas break TV’s colour barrier
Bitter brew Tea pickers highlight unfair practices • Big brands investigate claims of exploitation as economic crisis filters down to worsen plantation conditions
Has DeSantis got what it takes to beat Trump? • The Florida governor’s Republican nomination campaign began with a Twitter fiasco – but experts warn against writing him off
On board New York resurrects pioneering skate park
Spray cans in hand, crusaders call time on trip hazards
On the record • Since 1955, one organisation has been on a mission to certify life’s weirdest and most wonderful endeavours. But is it now just another big business?
Desert Storm • How solar farms took over the California plains
Humankind must act together to fight the chilling evolution of AI
War has reminded us of the vital role of museums in society
Picture book fantasies are stopping us from tackling the food crisis
Water politics in Europe: a new fault line appears as drought becomes the norm
WRITE TO US
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS Edith Pritchett
The secret of my Succession • As the acclaimed satire comes to an end, its creator Jesse Armstrong looks back at its origin and the unholy trinity of men who inspired Logan Roy
Emperors and Qings • From gowns to handprints, a revelatory new London show traces the innovation and decay of 19th-century China – alongside the shameful role of the British
Albion’s child • A charismatic ‘pound shop prophet’ leaves London for a city full of fellow misfits in this thrillingly ambitious story of a terror suspect
King among men • A new portrait of the US civil rights giant reveals a...