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World Cup 2022: Senegal and Cameroon carry Africa’s best hopes
World Cup 2022
It’s not lost on the African teams that they carry the burden of history...
Why Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal is priceless – and unforgettable
World Cup 2022
  One giant leap for soccerkind...
Glaciers in the Alps melting faster than ever – 2022 was their worst summer yet | Neil Entwistle
Blogs
The new flurries of snow will form a protective blanket to shield and reflect...
Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military
Blogs
Christopher Michael Faulkner | Russia is now on the defensive in...
Explained: Putin ‘nuclear option’ speech ups ante but shows Russia’s weakness
Blogs
Stefan Wolff: Putin is not winning on the ground in Ukraine. His latest...
Ukraine: EU should have seen food and energy crises coming | Anna-Sophie Maass
Blogs
Eight years on since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014,...
Russia/Ukraine grain deal promises major benefits for poor countries... if it holds | Wandile Sihlobo
Blogs
Wandile Sihlobo | The deal’s impact on grain prices is likely to be...
Climate activism has so far been fairly peaceful: that might change
Blogs
Rob Jubb, Alex McLaughlin | Peaceful protests hailed as producing political...
Ice world: Antarctica’s riskiest glacier under assault from below
Blogs
Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no matter what is...
Panic, horror and chaos: what went wrong at the Champions League final | Daniel Silverstone, Jan Ludvigsen
Football
Rarely are fans solely to blame when things go wrong – yet that has been...
The Rassemblement National and Russia: history of a strategic alliance
Blogs
A victory by Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential election would...
Ukraine’s military is outgunned but can still inflict a great deal of pain on Russian forces
Blogs
War takes its own course, but the likely and sensible Ukrainian approach will...
It could take 12 hours of walking to burn off your Christmas dinner
Christmas
Christmas is a time when many people put on a few extra pounds
IPCC report: how to make global emissions peak and fall, and what’s stopping us
Blogs
It’s at this level that people must focus much of their attention, to...
Climate repair: three things we must do now to stabilise the planet
Blogs
We know what to do to be able to imagine thousands of years of human...
How summer 2021 has changed our understanding of extreme weather
Blogs
The interconnections between extreme weather events have, until recently, been...
COVID in the UK: cases among double-vaccinated – it’s not because vaccines aren’t working
Blogs
There are several factors at play that explain why such a high proportion of...
England’s identity: fans sing football’s coming home, but what is home?
Blogs
In spite of the positive image of diverse modern England projected by this...
Why it is vital to decriminalise abortion: the case of Malta
Blogs
Claire Pierson, Liza Caruana-Finkel | Criminalising abortion of course...
Euro 2020 – where the big players come from China and the US
Blogs
Simon Chadwick and Paul Widdop - Organisations from China and the US...