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.
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Back in a flash • A catwalk model displays a creation by Jack Irving at the Grosvenor Ballroom during London Fashion Week. Fashionistas braved gale-force winds last Friday as the five-day event, featuring 86 live shows, returned to its normal early spring slot after two years of disruption from the pandemic.
Darkness falls • The decision by an isolated and angry Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops over the Ukrainian border will change the security architecture in Europe and may well lead to a horrific war
Theatre of fear Putin’s absurd spectacle will be a turning point in his long reign
Donbas taken What does Russian recognition mean? • Invasion of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008 may offer clues to Moscow’s strategy
‘I am not leaving this house to go to live in some tent’ • As conscription papers arrive in Donetsk, people along the border have been told to leave – but not everyone wants to go
Switzerland at risk of EU blacklist after Credit Suisse leaks
A balancing act What is in the data leak and why are we publishing it?
Hong Kong kept Covid at bay for two years. What went wrong?
Nuclear families consider return to Fukushima
On the rocks • Blocks of ice from Jökulsárlón, a glacial la goon, lie on the black sand at Diamond beach in south-east Iceland. The lagoon, on the edge of the Vatnajökull national park, sits at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and continues to grow in size as the surrounding glaciers melt.
Rule of three Clear-up after storms leave trail of devastation
Exiles make emotional return as UK defends deportation
Is electric car boom driving up pollution? • Allegations of air and water contamination by one of the largest mines for nickel, a key material for greener motoring
Rare groove The DJ who wants to give away all her records
Psychedelic contraption offers legal way to blow your mind
Hiding from the cutters The fight to save girls from FGM • Money and tradition are major obstacles to halting the brutal practice, but activists rally to shelter hundreds of children
Life on ‘Mars’ • Inside the simulation project where volunteers put their bodies on the line to study life on the red planet, living with strangers at close quarters
The Ottawa blockade is over, but the conspiracies still fester
Unsettled Why clients of Epstein should not rest easy
‘Whatever horrors they do, they do in secret’ • Mazar-i-Sharif was the most secular and liberal of Afghan cities. But 20 years of corruption and misrule left it ripe for retaking by the Taliban. Will anything be different this time?
Firebrand for truth • Writer Margaret Atwood is a tireless researcher, ready to back up her opinions with facts, and not afraid to wade into controversial debates
The rot of tainted money spoils all that it comes into contact with Joseph Stiglitz • Comment is free, facts are sacred CP Scott 1918
Anna Delvey’s lesson for Generation Hustle is pretending doesn’t pay Laura Martin
Wake up! The right is relying on culture wars to win at the ballot box Nesrine Malik
Princely scandals remind us that the transition to King Charles won’t be easy
The dawn of rock • Objects unearthed at a neolithic settlement in Orkney point to inhabitants who expressed a powerful sense of...