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Protests in Belarus are almost certain to last through the week and will likely be met with escalating violence from the regime.

Top A-level grades soar at private schools as sixth form colleges lose out. @michaelgoodier  reports:

This week's cover: How the government's ineptitude created a lost generation. Featuring@stephenkb  and @lewis_goodall .

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This week’s cover: The World after Covid-19, a special issue featuring @adam_tooze ⁩, @Elif_Safak ⁩, @davies_will ⁩, @HelenHet20 ⁩ and more.

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Having pined for so long for the top job, Boris Johnson appears to have little idea of what to do with it. This week's NS leader on No 10's intellectual hollowness.

Officials and aides struggle to work out what Downing Street wants – especially when there’s no “people-pleasing” option, writes @stephenkb  in this week's politics column.

Owen Jones on why the Corbyn project failed, his personal safety, and how he begged John McDonnell to stand for the Labour leadership.

Exclusive: Noam Chomsky warns that the climate crisis, the threat of nuclear war and rising authoritarianism mean the risk of human extinction has never been greater.

Labour wants to outflank the Conservatives as the party of economic responsibility, writes @PronouncedAlva .

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Young pro-democracy activists are risking their lives to square up to an opaque authoritarian regime that censors, imprisons and oppresses millions. Yet the British left is nowhere to be seen, writes @sloweyres .

“It isn’t wrong to describe this septet of collectables as a boy band, but that label is far from the whole story.” @david_mitchell  explains the rise and rise of K-pop band BTS.

“Seven young South Korean men appear onstage, their images flashing up on to the giant stageside screens”. @david_mitchell  explains the rise and rise of BTS.

Beijing must wake up to the fact that democracy is not a threat but a safety valve, writes John Bercow.

As the French police become the only European force to shower tourists, climate activists and protesters with tear gas, the country's reputation for respecting human rights is being undermined, writes @PaulineBock 

“No other journalist in the world has asked these questions”: The interview Nigel Farage won’t want you to read

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Huawei’s work building surveillance systems for authoritarian leaders in the developing world is going unchecked:

At the forefront of the pro-democracy protests against Hong Kong’s government – and China – are the “frontliners” engaged in an increasingly violent struggle with a repressive state. @erinhale  meets the youngsters on the frontline.

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