The Guardian Weekly - December 01, 2023
The Guardian Weekly - December 01, 2023
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In this issue
December 01, 2023
Captured And Freed How The Hostage Release Deal Was Done
Anetwork that established a link between President Biden and Hamas was at the heart of talks that led to freeing of captives
World Is On Frontline Of Disaster, Says UN Climate Chief
Leaders urged to stop dawdling’ and take action, as crucial summit on tackling climate crisis opens in Dubai
A country road to redemption
The genre-swapping singer Jelly Rollis up for aGrammy, having broken acycle of jailtime and drug abuse. He discusses how he turned his lifearound
With rights in peril, women have to fight just to stand still
Brainwashed by a homicidal policy\" is how the man just elected president of Argentina described supporters of women's abortion rights. The far-right libertarian Javier Milei has pledged to hold a referendum to ban abortion, just three years after Argentina became the largest Latin American country to legalise it, and the country's feminists are gearing up for a big fight to protect their reproductive rights.
My patient refused all treatment. After her death, I learned why
'Every time I talk to you, I feel more distressed.” Tears stream down my patient’s face as she claps her palms over her ears to shut me out. I am stunned to my core by this completely unexpected office version of a devastating domestic diatribe from which you wonder how you will recover. In my small office, the distance between us feels suddenly uncrossable.
A triple inequality lies at the heart of the climate emergency
Stare at a climate map of the world that we expect to inhabit 50 years from now and you see a band of extreme heat encircling the planet's midriff. Climate modelling from 2020 suggests that within half a century about 30% of the world's projected population - unless they are forced to move - will live in places with an average temperature above 29C. This is unbearably hot. Currently, no more than 1% of Earth's land surface is this hot, mainly uninhabited parts of the Sahara.
"Try not to look at them with pity'
WE HAVE ALL MET A YOUNG MAN LIKE DANIEL MELNYK, this open-faced, sunny 21-year-old with a broad grin.
First person singular
Uncoupled doesn't have to mean incomplete. Writers from Annie Lord to Joan Bakewell celebrate sex toys, freedom and being alone as its own destination
Pit start Plutonium production is on the rise.But why?
On New York's Staten Island the US army corps of engineers began last month to remove the radioactive remnants of Robert Oppenheimer's Manhattan Project that produced the atomic bombs that ended the second world war.
The sleepy town that won a place on Unesco's food map
'Вatdambng mean avei chhnganh? Anything delicious in Battambang?\" crooned popular Cambodian singer Sinn Sisamouth in his song of the same name. For Cambodians, everything is delicious in Battambang and now, much to their delight, Unesco agrees.
Deep sea bubbles The rise of underwater champagne
You might think that 1,500 years after the first bottle was drunk there wasn't Y much more innovation left to be had in the rarefied world of champagne. You would be wrong. The next big thing in the $7.5bn-a-year industry is: undersea ageing.
Flood fallout Missing migrants' families still wait for news
Relatives fear they may never know what happened to their undocumented loved ones in Derna when Storm Daniel hit
King's estate changes investment policy after revelations
King Charles’s estate has announced it is transferring more than £100m ($126m), including funds collected from dead people under the archaic system of bona vacantia, into ethical investment funds after an investigation by the Guardian.
Home truths Berlin shows how private renting can work better
When Bex Burch swapped the choppy world of private renting in the UK for a new life in Berlin, “it was a weight off my shoulders”, she said. After spells in at least 10 rentals in London and Brighton over 15 years – and two evictions – she discovered having somewhere to live need not be so stressful.
Dutch dismay Wilders triumph continues the rise of Europe's far-right parties
Geert Wilders’ shock victory in the Dutch general election confirms the upward trajectory of Europe’s populist and far-right parties, which – with the occasional setback – are continuing their steady march into the mainstream.
Violence, race and the end of the 'Irish welcome'
The police had reclaimed O’Connell Bridge and were preparing a baton charge on the south side of the River Liffey, but the rioters and bystanders on Westmoreland Street did not want to lose their view of the fires.
Soft power What is behind Qatar's role as a mediator?
Qatari minister Lolwah Al Khater visits Gaza
Inside a nation in crisis
Jonathan Freedland talks to survivors, displaced people and senior political and military figures about life in Israel before and after 7 October, and considers what might happen next
The royal treatment
From stage to screen, regal dramas are now everywhere - with scant regard for accuracy. As The Crown returns, Mark Lawson asks if this is the TV show's legacy
We must see the true nature of Hamas-and of Netanyahu
Know thine enemy - and know thine ally, too. Too many of those pushing for one outcome or another in the war between Israel and Hamas misjudge the parties involved.
Trump and Bolsonaro hail Milei's victory as far right rejoices
Luminaries of the global far right are in raptures over Javier Milei's thumping election victory in Argentina, which experts predict will turn Buenos Aires into a new stomping ground for the populist radical right.
Disrupted Figurehead's exit plunges Al sector into chaos
The blog headline was anodyne - \"OpenAI announces leadership transition\" - but the consequences for Silicon Valley were seismic.
Dr beat Simple, successful steps to a healthy heart
From regular exercise to watching cholesterol levels, cardiologists share their best advice on how to keep your ticker in good working order
How court ruling could reshape adventure tourism
White water rafting guide Hamish Watters stands in a garage, a 30-minute drive north of Wellington city, hosing down an inflatable raft and hanging lifejackets up to dry.
Disrupted seasons leave haiku poets lost for words
Wooden tablets dotted along a path between office buildings and the Sendaibori river in eastern Tokyo mark the start of a journey by Japan's most revered poet that would result in his greatest collection of verse.
Authorities clamp down on the right to protest
As pro-Palestine marches gather pace, many nations are banning events - with little protection from EU laws
Grey area Roubles and rials that fuel 'shady' boom
Russian speakers love living here, they like to be in a community and ours is growing all the time,\" said Ruslan Ibrayev, the salesman greeting customers at the head office of the Hub property investment firm in Iskele in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus.
Sanctioned How Russian oligarchs moved their assets after invasion
Biggest leak of financial data from Cyprus raises concerns over EU state's role in money movements by Kremlin allies
Long division Pedro Sánchez stakes power on polarising deal with separatists
At the end of an investiture debate that had been fraught, savage and bizarre, even by recent standards, the defeated leader of Spain's conservative opposition offered his socialist rival a handshake. It was not accompanied by his warmest wishes. \"This was a mistake,\" said Alberto Núñez Feijóo, the leader of the People's party (PP).
Optimism fades as another winter of war begins
Rumours of rifts at the top, exhaustion after two years of fighting and frustration among allies dampen Kyiv's mood
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