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.
Turmoil in Sri Lanka, Europe burns and cleaning up sea freight
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Out of the picture • The fall of Gotabaya Rajapaksa offers both hope and uncertainty to a beleaguered nation – but will it lead to the structural changes that protesters want?
Still bouncing back, after 45 years Wickremesinghe, the wily fox with a talent for survival
The price of corruption How Sri Lanka’s crisis came about – and what might happen next
Back home The people who return to frontline towns
New spy chief Security agency shuffle exposes fear of Russian infiltration
UN chief: ‘Half of humanity is in the danger zone’
Forecasters warn of ‘heat apocalypse’ as thousands flee wildfires • Extreme heatwave brought temperatures of over 40C to southern Europe before sweeping northwards
How cities can adapt to the climate crisis • In parts of the Middle East, outdoor air conditioning is one response to soaring temperatures. But reflective roofs, waterways and street trees offer far more sustainable solutions
Salvage mission Britain’s big recycling problem • Despite much grand talk of sustainable living, the UK has a glaring refuse problem. Who – or what – is to blame?
Fight widens to stop new fossil fuel drilling in North Sea
Vive le village Community project turns Paris district into a party
Anger rises in Jenin, two months after murder of journalist
Lucky dip Bathers flock to cleaned-up beaches
As cold as ice • Distant, mysterious Uranus poses myriad questions for astronomers. Nasa has been charged with finding answers
Polymath who loved the sky
Biden forced to tread a pragmatic path back to Saudi Arabia
In Trump’s footsteps Does Carlson want to be president?
THE NEW TRADE WINDS • Global freight depends on huge, dirty container ships. Now a team of French shipbuilders wants to reinvent the tradition of sail-powered cargo vessels
‘I HATE MY REALITY’ • As Roe v Wade is overturned and abortion bans are reinstated in the US, women from across the world who felt pressured to have children speak out
It’s no longer top of the populations but China still wants to be world No 1 Rana Mitter
As UK death toll passes a grim milestone, just what have we learned? Devi Sridhar
Is the era of shameless, corroded leaders behind us at last? Brigid Delaney
The ANC has been losing its grip. Is it time for an influx of new ideas and energy? • Founded 1821 Independently owned by the Scott Trust
Requiem for a dream • The opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics was a celebration of Britain. What happened to the feelgood factor? By Steve Rose
That syncing feeling • The chart success of Kate Bush and Metallica after ‘syncs’ in Stranger Things signals how TV shows and TikTok are increasingly crucial for heritage acts
The Good Boss • Dir: Fernando León de Aranoa
Milton Avery: American Colourist • Royal Academy, London
Mean average The practice of quantifying humans, promoted by those with a fondness for graphs, has warped scientific thinking and society
Shadow patrol Werner Herzog’s debut novel draws on the extraordinary story of the Japanese soldier who continued fighting long after 1945
Couple therapy An invigorating investigation of the...