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His Only Crime Was Coming Home

As Western-backed forces push Islamic State out of Mosul, its militants are laying minefields in their wake – aimed not at soldiers but at ordinary people who have come back to rebuild their lives. Colin Freeman went on a tour of Iraq’s new killing fields

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The Week UK
March 11 2017

The Modest Dutch Designer Who Made Millions From Miffy

Dick Bruna, who has died aged 89, created one of the most instantly recognisable characters in children’s literature, said The New York Times: the sparsely drawn white rabbit known in English as Miffy.

3 mins read
The Week UK
March 11 2017

Trump's conflict of interest: how will he deal with it?

Donald Trump ran, and won, on a promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption, said Eugene Robinson in The Washington Post. But so far, he seems intent on deepening it. The president-elect owns or has stakes in around 500 companies, at least 111 of which do business overseas. This creates a massive and unprecedented conflict of interest. One of Trump’s biggest lenders, for example, is Germany’s Deutsche Bank, currently negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement with the Justice Department over abuses that contributed to the 2008 market crash.

2 mins read
The Week UK
December 03 2016

What the scientists are saying...

What the scientists are saying...

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The Week UK
December 17 2016

Cricket: Kohli hammers England

The end was “swift” and brutal, said Vic Marks in The Guardian. On the final morning of the fourth Test, in Mumbai, India needed less than half an hour to take England’s last four wickets. They thrashed the visitors by an innings and 36 runs to seal a 3-0 series victory, with the fifth Test still to be played.

2 mins read
The Week UK
December 17 2016

Keeping The Press Under Control

Press freedom is under threat – at least according to recent newspaper reports. What are they so worried about?

4 mins read
The Week UK
January 21 2017

The Society Photographer Who Married A Princess

The Earl of Snowdon 1930-2017.

5 mins read
The Week UK
January 21 2017

Exhibition Of The Week War In The Sunshine, The British In Italy 1917-18

For most of us, the story of the First World War is defined by the “mud, gas and trenches” of the Western Front, said Waldemar Januszczak in The Sunday Times.

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The Week UK
January 28 2017

How Humanity Got Hooked on Sugar

It produces a burst of energy and a feeling of profound pleasure, followed by a life-long craving for more. It is cheap, widelyavailable – and children love it. Gary Taubes reports on how sugar became the world’s most popular drug

9 mins read
The Week UK
February 04 2017

Exhibition Of The Week The American Dream

Printmaking has long been seen as the “poor relation of art history”, said Alastair Sooke in The Daily Telegraph.

2 mins read
The Week UK
March 18 2017

Khalid Masood: The Making Of A Killer

Last Tuesday, Khalid Masood checked into the £59-a-night Preston Park Hotel in Brighton.

3 mins read
The Week UK
April 01, 2017

Europe's Faustian Bargain

A year ago, the EU and Turkey made a controversial deal to stem the flow of refugees into Europe. How has it panned out?

4 mins read
The Week UK
April 01, 2017

Carswell's Defection: Has UKIP Had It?

“Douglas Carswell was once the golden boy of UKIP,” said Tim Stanley in The Sunday Telegraph: “its first elected MP, its brightest intellect, its shot at respectability.”

2 mins read
The Week UK
April 01, 2017

The North Korea problem

Donald Trump warned this week that he was ready to tackle the nuclear threat from North Korea with or without help from China.

1 min read
The Week UK
April 8, 2017

Europe's Last Colony

Spain has long been determined to regain sovereignty over “the Rock” at its southern tip, but Gibraltar remains stubbornly British.

4 mins read
The Week UK
April 15 2017

Rock ‘n' Roll Superstar Who Caught the Teen Spirit

Chuck Berry didn’t invent rock ’n’ roll – no one person could claim credit for that.

5 mins read
The Week UK
March 25 2017

The Ruthless Ira Commander Who Helped Broker Peace

On 27 August 1979, the Provisional IRA murdered Lord Mountbatten while he was on a family holiday in Sligo, said Henry McDonald in The Guardian.

5 mins read
The Week UK
March 25 2017

How Toys Took Over Hollywood

Many of today’s blockbusters make as much profit from selling toys as they do from selling tickets. Robbie Collin investigates

5 mins read
The Week UK
March 25 2017

the big investment questions for 2017

markets shrugged off political ructions to thrive in 2016. will investors be so fortunate again?

4 mins read
the week uk
january 07 2017

#DeleteUber

The campaign against Uber for “collaborating” with President Trump highlights the battle lines being drawn up in corporate America

2 mins read
The Week UK
February 04 2017

Howard Hodgkin: The Tongue-tied Painter Of Feelings

An Old Etonian, a rebel, a Romantic in thrall to classicism – Howard Hodgkin was a true enigma. Here, his friend Michael Glover recalls a genius who was almost incapable of talking about the work that consumed him.

9 mins read
The Week UK
March 18 2017

Trump's “Running War” With The Media

The “reign of King Trump” has begun, said Robert Reich on Salon. com – and journalists had better watch out.

2 mins read
The Week UK
January 28 2017

What the scientists are saying...

Parents worry about their children being glued to screens for hours a day – but now scientists have found evidence that in moderation, it can be good for teenagers’ emotional well-being.

3 mins read
The Week UK
January 28 2017

An Audience With The Donald

Donald Trump last week granted an exclusive audience to Michael Gove of The Times, and Kai Diekmann of the German newspaper Bild. The transcript gives an intriguing insight into the mind of the 45th president of the US. This is an edited extract.

10+ mins read
The Week UK
January 21 2017

Claretta: Mussolini's Last Lover

Claretta Petacci first met Benito Mussolini in 1932, when the dictator had been in power for ten years.

2 mins read
The Week UK
March 11 2017

Health & Science

What the scientists are saying...

4 mins read
The Week UK
April 01, 2017

People

People

3 mins read
The Week UK
April 01, 2017

People

A fitting challenge Captains of University Challenge teams don’t often break through into the popular consciousness, says Harry Wallop in The Times.

3 mins read
The Week UK
April 8, 2017

The nuclear menace of North Korea

Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s supreme leader, is building a nuclear missile that could reach the US. Can he be stopped?

4 mins read
The Week UK
April 8, 2017

Angry protesters target Russia's prime minister

With last week’s mass protests, Russia “has awakened from a deep sleep”, said Christian Esch in Der Spiegel (Hamburg).

2 mins read
The Week UK
April 8, 2017

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