the war in Ukraine
Fears grow over Russian nuclear escalation
Putin said Russia would retaliate “in the harshest possible way” against Ukrainian drone attacks on Moscow.
Rise of the debt ceiling
US government debt and the statutory debt limit
the middle east
Syria and the poor man’s cocaine
How the Captagon drug trade is shaping diplomacy in the Middle East.
Why Assad his been welcomed back by his neighbours
When the world looked away, a German court put the chief of a Damascus torture unit on trial
The war in Syria was lost, leaving Putin, Isis and Iran as winners.
house of lords
UK Cabinet Office accused of revealing whistleblowers’ identities
Johnson peerage nominee who only served for 13 months is the subject of bullying complaints.
Long stories short
• North Korea tried and failed to launch a spy satellite.
• Poland’s president prepared to sign a law to ban “Russian agents” from politics.
• Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, started an 11-year sentence for fraud.
The rise of Nvidia signals major shift in tech
Nato sends 700 troops after Serb protestors storm a government building
Recognising the people who are forces for good
The son who helped expose one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NHS
The residents who joined together to campaign for improved building safety standards
The writer and musician who challenged how the Met gathers information about potential gang members
become a reporter
The Tortoise journalism school
This July, we’ll be throwing open the doors of our newsroom in central London for a week-long intensive training experience. Classes will be taught by some of our most experienced editors and reporters, and students will have an opportunity to contribute.
“It’s all about aggressive reporting… You never let up and you create this environment of: ‘well, let’s go find out’.”
- Bob Woodward, speaking at the Sir Harry Evans Summit in Investigative Journalism
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Join us at KITE
A new festival of music and ideas
9-11 June 2023
SUEDE | PRETENDERS
HOT CHIP | ALISON GOLDFRAPP
Plus two days of talks curated by Tortoise featuring Sir John Major, Dame Joan Collins, David Baddiel, George the Poet, Simon Sinek, Elizabeth Day, Adam Kay, Chris Patten, Susanna Hoffs and many more