Guardian Weekly 30th Jult 2021

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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eyewitness russia

Drifting off Hot air balloons float over paddleboarders during the Golden Ring balloon festival near Ilyinsky meadow, Suzdal, Russia. The Golden Ring refers to a chain of ancient and picturesque towns lying to the north-east of Moscow. Suzdal is widely known as an open air museum for its historic buildings, including Unesco world heritage sites. 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 account in the name of…

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the threat of summer, more spyware shocks and epstein’s nemesis

A month that began with Canada recording its highest temperature – 49.6C– closes with the huge Bootleg fire still burning in southern Oregon, while areas of Siberia and southern Europe are ablaze. Meanwhile the mopping-up after devastating flash flooding continues in western Europe and China. Our big story this week explains why summer has become a season to fear and examines how a controversial study written in 1972 predicting the collapse of civilisation was – apparently – right and its lessons need to be heeded, with urgency. Our reporters from across the world also record the stories of ordinary people who stepped in help their fellow citizens in the face of fire and flood. The big story Page 10 We return to the Pegasus project to report on NSO group, the Israeli…

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global report

1 UNITED STATES Biden and Kadhimi agree to end US combat role in Iraq President Joe Biden and the Iraqi prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, have sealed an agreement formally ending the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after troops were sent to the country. Biden has also ordered the withdrawal of the last US forces in Afghanistan by the end of August thus completing combat missions that George W Bush began under his watch. Biden and Kadhimi met in the Oval Office on Monday for their first face-to-face talks. There are currently 2,500 US troops in Iraq focusing on countering the remnants of Islamic State. The US role in Iraq will shift to training and advising the Iraqi military to defend itself. US diplomats and troops in Iraq…

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Jackie Mason The rabbi-turned-comedian was known for his pugilistic, self-deprecating stand-up routines. He died on 24 July, aged 93. Andy Fordham London-born darts player who was known as “the Viking” and remained hugely popular long after his 2004 world championship win. He died on 15 July, aged 59. Robert Parris Moses The US civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail time while leading Black voter registration drives in the American south during the 1960s before becoming an advocate for minority maths education. He died on 25 July, aged 86. Jehan Sadat Champion of social justice and women’s rights in Egypt before and after the assassination of her husband, President Anwar Sadat. She died on 9 July, aged 8 7.…

2 min
science and environment

SPACE Enormous balloon offers new frontier for space telescopes A massive balloon could help astronomers get crystal-clear shots of space for a fraction of the cost of an orbital telescope like Hubble. The secret weapon behind the SuperBIT project is a simple helium balloon – albeit one that floats up to 40km above Earth’s surface and can expand to football-stadium size. Developed by a consortium of researchers from the UK, US and Canada, SuperBIT is an attempt to combine the best of orbiting and earth-bound astronomy. By placing a telescope on a platform suspended underneath an enormous balloon, the SuperBIT team hopes to get pictures as clear as a space telescope, but all for a budget of just $5m. GREENHOUSE GASES Men ‘cause more climate emissions than women’ Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating…

3 min
united kingdom

CORONAVIRUS No 10 stays cautious despite case numbers dropping Downing Street and scientists remained cautious about declaring a turning point in the outbreak on Monday despite a huge drop in Covid case numbers for the sixth day in a row. No 10 said it was “encouraging” that infections had fallen to their lowest level in three weeks at 24,950 confirmed cases, with Boris Johnson taking the decision to allow more double-vaccinated key workers to avoid isolation with a daily testing programme. But the prime minister’s official spokesman said he still believed the UK was “not out of the woods yet” and highlighted the fact that the full impact of the 19 July unlocking has not yet been reflected in case numbers. Several Whitehall health sources said the government was still extremely cautious about the implications…