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.
Weather extremes, the Wagner puzzle and almighty Bruce
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Global report United Kingdom
Perfect storm • Climate scientists think the El Niño effect is behind sudden Atlantic sea temperature rises. But could it be a sign of something much worse?
Hottest week on record UN warns that climate crisis is now out of control
Disaster after disaster People are dying at sea as they try to flee from climate havoc
Why it’s business as usual for Wagner in Africa
Cluster ruck The end justifies the means for Biden in sending banned bombs
Small steps Washington and Beijing are back on the line … for now
After unrest and scandal, Mongolians are steel ed for change
Cash for teens and a four-day week: Díaz revives leftist hopes • Sumar coalition leader says practical solutions can fend off the far-right threat in snap election
Teflon Mark Rutte the everyman PM who saw the tide had turned
Macron’s uphill battle to rebuild from deep divisions
The Cornish village that’s braced for a wealthy teen invasion
Has WFH brought Canary Wharf low? • Uncertain future lies ahead for London’s docklands financial district as big firms quit
Super-rich warned of a backlash over inequality
Last dance? Istanbul nightlife in peril as 100% inflation hits
The female divers plucking waste from out the blue
Hey, suckers • Biologist David Scheel’s new study of the octopus separates misconceptions from the often more extraordinary facts
Threads threat Zuckerberg’s plan for the unravelling of Twitter
With Trump in trouble, Republicans go for justice department
Boxed in • Extreme hoarding is more than just ‘too much stuff’. It can be a distressing and dangerous condition that requires careful, targeted help
AI Utopia or dystopia? • From curing cancer to fighting the climate crisis, artificial intelligence could herald a limitless new dawn for humanity. Alternatively, it could just decide to wipe us all out. Steve Rose asks technology experts about the best and worst-case scenarios
Why is it so hard to create policies to effectively solve race inequality?
Addictive apps are bad for children’s health – it’s time for regulation
It’s only rock’n’roll, but the old timers teach us about more than music
Hong Kong’s bounty on exiles is an attempt to coerce dissidents’ silence
WRITE TO US
A WEEK IN VENNDIAGRAMS Edith Pritchett
Africa, by Africa ns • A remarkable new photography show reveals a liberated view of the continent
Why women love the Boss • Bruce Springsteen is seen as one of the quintessential writers of male experience, but as a new book explores, his connection with female listeners is just as complex
Blonde versus bombshell • In the pink corner, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie. In the other, Christopher Nolan’s epic Oppenheimer. Which will triumph in the box of fice smackdown?
Imperial measures • This account of three South Asian nations and their journey to independence embraces food, cinema and personal history
Come undone • Class and character are brilliantly observed in this deft, absorbing collection of short stories anatomising lives unravelling
The home front • Our houses are packed with gadgets designed to...