Burn out: Inside the 2 September Guardian Weekly

On the frontline of Britain’s energy bills crisis. Plus: Visions of outer space Get the Guardian Weekly magazine delivered to your home addressThe spiralling cost of living has been an increasingly urgent problem in the UK. But for many people, huge ri…

China funnels its overseas aid money into political leaders’ home provinces

Schools, stadiums or airports help the presidents of countries that receive cash from Beijing tighten their grip on powerChina’s financing of overseas projects has disproportionately benefited the core political supporters of incumbent presidents or pr…

Sri Lanka is the first domino to fall in the face of a global debt crisis

The south Asian country is the first to buckle under economic pressures compounded by Russia’s war on Ukraine, but it won’t be the lastThe departure of Sri Lanka’s prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, follows weeks of protest and a deepening crisis. Ther…

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