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 long view
Putin’s war, from crime to kitchen and Björk’s homecoming
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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SIX MONTHS OF HELL • After half a year of fighting, thousands are dead and millions displaced. Peace talks have stalled. Where do we go from here?
Dugina murder FSB’s blaming of Ukraine raises more questions than answers
Russia’s endgame After all this blood and terror, just what does Putin want from Ukraine?
Red lights Is recession about to sweep the continent?
Calm for now in eurozone’s inflation hotspot
Trussed up? Door to No 10 opens wide as Sunak hopes for a miracle
Floundering economy presents a big problem for Beijing
Forest fight Pereira’s legacy kept alive in the Amazon • Rainforest defenders defy threats to fulfil the murdered activist’s planned mission of Indigenous exchange
Vertical farms Is the sky really the limit? • Indoor agriculture could produce food yields hundreds of times greater than outdoor farms, but huge energy costs are a problem
Sami say they pay the price for a greener economy • Reindeer herders fear drive towards more sustainable industries is destroying their traditional way of life
Plan to save giant kauri has roots in Māori wisdom
‘Like a jewel’ Good karma comes to Hare Krishna Island at last
Panacea in a pill? • For a monthly fee, tailor-made supplements are being touted as the path to a healthier, happier, younger looking you. But nutritional experts are extremely sceptical about benefits
Cheney pain Where do anti-Trump Republicans go now?
Don’t forget us, Petro’s rural base tells new president
A world in motion • Climate breakdown will drive people from their homes in unprecedented numbers. But migration can be a solution
The road to rouille • Krishna Léger’s restaurant is headed for Michelin stardom - not surprising for a graduate of Paris’s most prestigious cookery school, until you learn that he commuted to class from his prison cell
As US and Europe eye a deal with Tehran, can its regime be trusted? Simon Tisdall • Comment is free, facts are sacred CP Scott 1918
Morrison’s excuse for his secret power grab is in the realm of fantasy Sarah Martin
Whether ‘doomer’ or ‘appeaser’, it’s best to prepare for the worst Bill McGuire
The Guardian View • Forget the Jurassic Park de-extinction dream. Let’s work to keep species alive
Pipe dreams • Only Björk could fuse hard techno with clarinets and describe the resulting work, a rumination on bereavement and lockdown, as her ‘mushroom album’
Free speech reminds us the world is not a stage • Jerry Sadowitz has long pushed the boundaries of comedy. The cancellation of his Edinburgh fringe show reflects the difficulty of determining those edges
The bold face of a new Tirana • Is a tower block shaped to resemble the head of Albania’s national hero taking the redevelopment of the capital city too far?
Flower power • This mind-expanding investigation of plants builds on Charles Darwin’s pioneering work on botanical intelligence
Loss leader • A woman is haunted by the death of her little brother in this dark, time-contorting fable about grief, guilt and trauma
Written on the tides • A magical examination of Cornish tales and the place...