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.
Nadal’s record return
Crowds and clouds gather, a great escape and Waters’ world
Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Game of two hearts
ROLLING BACK THE YEARS • Britain united to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee but her absence for much of the celebrations brought thoughts of the monarchy’s future to the fore. And boos for Boris Johnson presaged what awaited him once the long weekend of partying was over
‘Your Majesty, Mummy’ • Prince Charles leads the tributes
The way we were • How life in Britain has changed during Elizabeth II’s reign
Game of thrones As the bunting comes down, what next for the Queen’s reign?
A gut punch • Boris Johnson clings on after 40% of Conservative MPs decline to support him in a no-confidence vote. Even the PM’s allies concede it’s ‘the beginning of the end’ as Tory rebels vow to keep trying to kick him out of No 10
Safe for now … But the task of governing is likely to become more difficult
‘War is madness’ Donbas braced for onslaught
Rocket gamble Biden’s new arms shipment to Kyiv is no silver bullet
Security threat Al-Qaida is enjoying haven under Taliban rule, UN warns
Tiananmen activists keep resistance alive in exile
From waste to wanted Creative minds give plastics a second life • Planters in Peru and school benches in India are among the ingenious ideas people have come up with to solve a perennial problem
Tokyo eyes bigger role for military in wake of Ukraine war
‘Gadflies on the steed of state’: who are the Māori party?
Rage against the regime Activists plot behind closed doors
Digital age The elders finding joy in virtual reality
Will crypto come back in from the cold? • Plummeting prices and lost savings confirmed for many that the blockchain dream was too good to be true – and it may struggle to recover
Insurrection hearings will meet a divided audience
Money talks ‘Don’ Thiel’s journey to Republican power player
Escape from Auschwitz • Risking certain death, Walter Rosenberg knew he must get away and tell the world what was happening inside the Nazis’ most notorious concentration camp
Power mad • Once regarded as the stuff of circus sideshows, strongman displays have a growing audience of devoted fans while athletes are turning pro
We want peace, but ceding land to Russia will only embolden Putin Andriy Zagorodnyuk
Don’t blame Brexit or Covid for Britain not working anymore Simon Jenkins
As Meta’s data miner in chief, Sheryl Sandberg leaves a troubling legacy Stephanie Hare
China has silenced dissent in Hong Kong but exiles are keeping its spirit alive
‘Trump ruined bad taste’ • Film-maker and ‘filth elder’ John Waters has made a career out of generating shocks. Can his debut novel, and its talking penis, save camp?
Culture war The fight for Ukraine’s heritage • Brave custodians are determined to hold on to national treasures under threat of destruction or theft by Putin’s troops
What did Avril next • Avril Lavigne swapped her childhood bedroom for a tour bus when her debut album hit the big time. Twenty years later, Let Go is inspiring a new generation via TikTok
Calling time • Roger Federer and Bob Dylan star in Geoff Dyer’s finely crafted study of life’s last orders, endings and early retirements
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