The Guardian: Today in Focus

31 Jan. 2023
Yevgeny Prigozhin went from hot dog seller to the commander of a private army fighting intense battles in Ukraine. But his rapid rise has made him a target, reports Pjotr Sauer. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
30 Jan. 2023
Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested after decades on the run, found hiding in plain sight in Sicily. Lorenzo Tondo and Clare Longrigg report on what it means for the once mighty Cosa Nostra. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
27 Jan. 2023
Over the next couple of months, thousands of teachers are due to strike across the UK. What is the government doing in response to their demand for an above-inflation pay increase? Jessica Elgot reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
26 Jan. 2023
Record numbers of abortions are being carried out and services are struggling to cope. Why is the system under so much pressure and what toll is it taking on women?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
25 Jan. 2023
Jacinda Ardern became a progressive icon around the world, but despite winning a rare parliamentary majority in New Zealand and gaining plaudits for her handling of Covid, the outgoing prime minister’s legacy is complicated, says Tess McClure in Auckland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
24 Jan. 2023
The bill was supposed to streamline the way that people can apply to change their legal gender. So why has it sparked a constitutional crisis – and become a culture war battleground?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
23 Jan. 2023
A Guardian investigation has found that more than 90% of the carbon offsets verified by the company Verra did not reduce deforestation. Patrick Greenfield reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
20 Jan. 2023
The discovery of batches of classified documents on Joe Biden’s property presents a headache for the president – but his case is quite different from that of Donald Trump, reports David Smith in Washington. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
19 Jan. 2023
The conviction this week of one of Britain’s worst sex offenders in recent history was accompanied by a staggering revelation: he was a serving police officer. Emine Sinmaz and Vikram Dodd report. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
18 Jan. 2023
Energy companies have been granted warrants to forcibly switch customers on to pre-payment meters. What are the consequences for people struggling with their bills?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
17 Jan. 2023
Having spent much of the last three years with some of the world’s most strict Covid restrictions, China’s relaxing of its rules has coincided with a massive wave of infections just as the country prepares to celebrate the lunar new year. Tania Branigan reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
16 Jan. 2023
For the first time, voters in May’s local elections will be required to show photo ID before casting their ballot. But as Peter Walker reports, the new rules risk damaging the integrity of elections, not enhancing it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
13 Jan. 2023
David Coulson was imprisoned in California under draconian ‘tough on crime’ laws stemming from the 1990s. Now campaigners are calling for reform, reports Sam Levin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
12 Jan. 2023
The effort to overturn the election of the Brazilian president was thwarted but the attack has shaken an already divided country, reports Tom Phillips. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
11 Jan. 2023
In his explosive memoir he claims Prince William physically attacked him, his family leaked stories about him – and even reveals how he lost his virginity in a field. But why is the prince telling all, and what will it mean for the royal family?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
10 Jan. 2023
Brexit, Britain was promised, would allow the country to ‘take back control’ – of its economy, its borders and its land. But what has that really meant for people now living with its consequences?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
9 Jan. 2023
According to 2021 census data, 5m households in England and Wales are private renting. We ask why renting is getting more expensive and precarious. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
6 Jan. 2023
After interviewing 1,000 witnesses and compiling an 800-page report, the inquiry into the assault on the Capitol is complete. But what will it mean for Donald Trump in 2023 – and his presidential bid?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
5 Jan. 2023
He calls himself a misogynist – and has millions of followers. Now the former kickboxer from Luton turned social media star has been arrested on charges that include human trafficking. What happened?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
4 Jan. 2023
The Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, John Crace, and breath coach Rebecca Dennis describe how they have used breathing techniques to help their mental health. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
3 Jan. 2023
The Guardian’s arts editor Alex Needham, music and features writer Sam Wolfson, and film critic Ellen E Jones, on what they’re looking forward to this year. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
2 Jan. 2023
Revisited: Guardian producer Lucy Hough and reporter Matthew Weaver give an update on the outcome of Matthew Hardy’s appeal. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
31 Dec. 2022
Revisited: As the years tick by, journalist Sirin Kale speaks to victims and those who know Matthew to ask whether his stalking will ever truly end. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
30 Dec. 2022
Revisited: Journalist Sirin Kale meets Matthew Hardy’s mother to uncover more about his past – and what may have motivated him to cyberstalk his victims for so long. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
29 Dec. 2022
Revisited: Matthew Hardy’s victims come face to face with him as an attempt is made to stop the torment once and for all. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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