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Guardian Weekly 19th March 2021

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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.

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United Kingdom
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Guardian News & Media Limited
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in this issue

1 min.
eyewitness united states

Stacks of fun Cardi B on stage at last Sunday’s Grammy awards in LA, which was a historic night for female performers. HER won song of the year for the Black Lives Matter anthem I Can’t Breathe. Beyoncé and Taylor Swift broke records as the most awarded-woman and the first woman to win album of the year three times, respectively. The Guardian Weekly Founded in Manchester, England 4 July 1919 Guardian Weekly is an edited selection of some of the best journalism found in the Guardian and Observer newspapers in the UK and the Guardian’s digital editions in the UK, US and Australia. The weekly magazine has an international focus and three editions: global, Australia and North America. The Guardian was founded in 1821, and Guardian Weekly in 1919. We exist to hold power to…

2 min.
grief in the uk, vaccine confusion and a mega-stimulus

Last Saturday evening in the UK, thousands of women gathered to mourn the life of Sarah Everard, who was taken from the street and killed while walking home at about 9pm on the evening of 3 March. Everard’s abduction and the confirmation of her death prompted a wave of grief in Britain. Despair for the 33-year-old, combined with fury that violent men still make the streets a dangerous place to be a woman. It also prompted thousands on social media to share the heartbreaking truth that male harassment of women is a daily occurrence. Will this moment – and the anger felt by women – prompt men to change their behaviour? We look back at the fallout from the case in the UK as well as at protests around the world:…

10 min.
global report

1 EU/UK US urges EU and UK to keep peace in Northern Ireland The White House has urged London and Brussels to work together to preserve the peace in Northern Ireland, after the EU formally launched legal action against the UK over Brexit arrangements in the region. Joe Biden’s spokesperson said: “We continue to encourage both the EU and the UK government to prioritise pragmatic solutions to safeguard and advance the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland.” The EU has accused the UK of breaching the good faith provisions in the Brexit withdrawal agreement after its unilateral decision to delay implementation of part of the Northern Ireland protocol relating to checks on goods shipped from Great Britain to the region. The formal notice of legal action was issued with a letter from the European commission vice-president,…

1 min.
deaths

Marvin Hagler World champion boxer who dominated the middleweight division for much of the 1980s and legally changed his first name to ‘Marvelous’. He died on 13 March, aged 66. Wilhelmina Cole Holladay Influential networker and founder of Washington’s National Museum of Women in the Arts. She died on 6 March, aged 98. Hamed Bakayoko Ivory Coast prime minister, appointed to the position less than a year ago. He died on 10 March aged 56. Murray Walker High-pitched British sports commentator who was the UK’s voice of Formula One motor racing for two decades. He died on 13 March, aged 97. Lou Ottens Dutch engineer credited with inventing the audio cassette tape and playing a major role in the development of the first CD. He died on 6 March, aged 94.…

2 min.
science and environment

ENTOMOLOGY Giant red cricket named in honour of Jacinda Ardern A new species of wētā – a giant flightless cricket that is endemic to New Zealand – has been named Hemiandrus jacinda in honour of Jacinda Ardern for being Labour-party red in colour and “long-limbed”. Steven Trewick, a professor in evolutionary ecology at Massey University in New Zealand and the scientist who named and formally described the insect, said it had struck him for “reflecting traits of the prime minister”. The prime minister’s office said Ardern was “very honoured”. A spokesperson added: “A beetle and a lichen, along with an ant in Saudi Arabia, have also been named after her.” The newly discovered species is bigger and more brightly coloured than the 17 ground wētā already recorded in native forests in the upper…

4 min.
united kingdom

DEFENCE Cap on Trident nuclear stockpile to rise by 40% Britain is lifting the cap on the number of Trident nuclear warheads it can stockpile by more than 40%, Boris Johnson announced, ending 30 years of disarmament since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The increased limit, from 180 to 260 warheads, is contained in a leaked copy of the integrated review of defence and foreign policy, and paves the way for a controversial £10bn ($13.8bn) rearmament. The review also warns of the “realistic possibility” that a terrorist group will “launch a successful CBRN [chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear] attack by 2030”. It includes a commitment from Johnson to restore foreign aid spending to 0.7% of national income “when the fiscal situation allows”, after criticism of cuts in relief to Yemen and elsewhere. Campaigners warned…