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.
DISCOVER FASCINATING HISTORY
The aftermath of Kakhovka, UK’s political meltdown and how race fits in historical drama
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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The dam and the flood • Evidence suggests Russia destroyed the Kakhovka dam, creating a human and environmental disaster. The outcomes could prove crucial for Ukraine’s future
Death of the dictatorship? Russians in exile dare to dream of Putin’s fall
A long game? Why Riyadh is spending billions to buy up sport
Riyal politics Dismal human rights record won’t be so easy to sportswash
Berlusconi: media mogul, populist and forerunner of Trump
Miracle in the Amazon How siblings stayed alive for 40 days
Experts issue climate warning as cities choke in orange smoke
Tory party runs out of time for Johnson • Former PM resigns his seat after a cross-party investigation concludes he lied to parliament
Sturgeon arrest Police inquiry leaves SNP struggling to change the story
The fightback against Big Sugar • A legacy of colonialism, fast food and a high-fat diet have led to a diabetes and blood pressure pandemic. Can the government change things?
Food chief calls for taxes to combat obesity crisis
What’s really changed, 10 years after the Snowden revelations? • The whistleblower forced US intelligence to admit spying on its own citizens, but he still faces up to 30 years in prison
Road rage Political row erupts over Māori traffic signs
Carry on playing The over-80s who are still on the ball
‘We want to push this revolution into the world’ • Sam Altman is the father of ChatGPT and among the most vocal supporters of AI. But he is also leading calls to regulate it
Indictment of Trump is a stress test for US democracy
Space oddity If Washington is harbouring UFOs, where is the proof?
THE POWER OF DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS • In 2017, economist Kate Raworth wrote a hit book laying out a path to a greener, more equal society based on sustainable living. Now she is on a mission to turn her ideas into meaningful change
Holding out Inside Myanmar’s enclave of freedom • The military junta took over in 2021 and crushed all opposition but, in two rebel-held states in the south and east, the flame of resistance still burns. Lorcan Lovett joins fighters in the frontline township of Demoso
After the Kakhovka dam blast, another threat lies ahead: Trump
Four years after my husband’s death, it is hard to locate my grief
Johnson’s recklessness finally fell foul of the unwritten constitution
The regressive cliche of the muse is keeping female artists in the shadows
WRITE TO US
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS Edith Pritchett
All gilt, no guilt • A new Bridgerton spin-off imagines a Black aristocracy in a Britain where slavery doesn’t exist. Are there better ways to portray such historical figures than fudging facts?
Kylie at 55 We can’t get her out of our heads • The Australian singer was meant to be a fleeting star but now, 36 years after I Should Be So Lucky, the pop princess has won over the TikTok generation
Material benefits • Door handles made of salt, walls made of sunflowers, dyes made from filtered urine. Is this recycling marvel in southern France the way forward for design?
Prisoners of biology • A compelling overview of how the human body...