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.
Who is winning the infowar, Covid lessons for the next pandemic and ferry staff get a sinking feeling
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Woolly thinking • Newborn lambs get acquainted with their new surroundings on Nethermorton farm, at Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire, England. After a succession of bruising storms last month, much of the UK has enjoyed unseasonally warm early spring conditions, with some places seeing temperatures reach 20C this week.
EDGE OF REALITY • A battle in the Russia-Ukraine conflict is being waged across social media. But who is winning the infowars?
West slaps sanctions on Putin’s fake news factories
‘I will never forgive them’ • Family ties frayed under misinformation
‘THEY TOLD ME THEY CAME TO PROTECT US’ ORDEAL OF A RUSSIAN SNIPER’S VICTIM • Hostomel resident Eduard Lysovysk spent a week in agony without medical attention in a crowded bomb shelter after he was shot in the leg during an evacuation attempt
The man who rescued 25 people from Mariupol
Green futures • Could Putin’s gamble help the west kick its hydrocarbon habit?
Crude estimates • How will the world replace Russia’s oil products?
Anyone got a plan? • The west needs to agree on a long-term strategy to outflank Putin
How should the world respond to the next pandemic?
Cases rise and holes appear in ‘dynamic zero’ policy
EBV The enemy that lives inside our bodies • Epstein-Barr virus is a decisive factor in multiple sclerosis and linked to cancer. Can the lessons of Covid help to eradicate this common infection?
‘Out of date’ • Tokyo drops school rules on hairstyles
Residents grow tired of life in the metropolis • In a turnaround not seen for a generation, increasing numbers of young people are off to smaller towns and cities
‘Wisdom and respect’ • Lessons of a forgotten generation
TikTok and a viral hit drives contraband car craze
Debt should have been settled, says Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Political pawns • Families of the ones left behind can only wait
The Carlson conundrum • Fox News’s ringmaster of outrage
The Latin American legion who want to fight for Ukraine
THE WAR THAT NOBODY WANTED TO SEE COMING • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine wasn’t inevitable, but we have been moving toward it since the collapse of the Soviet Union
In your dreams • Can wishes come true simply by the power of positive thinking? That’s the notion – known as manifesting – being sold by some new age gurus to a pandemic-weary public desperate to regain some control.
Isolating Russia is not the way to bring lasting peace in Europe Lea Ypi • Illustration Svitlana Maidukova
We can add up the cost of war, but the trauma is felt for generations Jonathan Freedland
Who pays the P&O ferryman? The staff thrown overboard Marina Hyde
Ukraine’s suffering is mirrored in Syria, Yemen, Myanmar and Ethiopia
Game changer • With her new album, Charli XCX wants to finally conquer the world of pop. But will her fans let her?
Tales from the real world • A flurry of small-screen dramatisations of crimes that have barely made it through the courts raises a question about timing: how soon is too soon?
Paris, 13th District • Dir: Jacques Audiard
Stormzy • Utilita Arena,...