Justin Klawans

Staff writer

Justin Klawans is a staff writer at The Week. Based in Chicago, he was previously a breaking news reporter for Newsweek, writing breaking news and features for verticals including politics, U.S. and global affairs, business, crime, sports, and more. His reporting has been cited on many online platforms, in addition to CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

He is also passionate about entertainment and sports news, and has covered film, television, and casting news as a freelancer for outlets like Collider and United Press International, as well as Chicago sports news for Fansided.

Nigerian military has run forced abortion program for years, report says
A soldier seen on the background of the Nigerian flag.
A Dark History in Africa

Nigerian military has run forced abortion program for years, report says

California attempting to collect $600,000 in unpaid taxes from Ye's apparel brand
Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week in 2022.
The Problems Continue

California attempting to collect $600,000 in unpaid taxes from Ye's apparel brand

Mitch McConnell criticizes Trump's calls to suspend Constitution
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters.
Speaking His Mind

Mitch McConnell criticizes Trump's calls to suspend Constitution

iPod creator launches new crypto wallet as industry fallout continues
Cryptocurrency coins depicted in an illustration.
Making Something New

iPod creator launches new crypto wallet as industry fallout continues

Colorado shooting suspect charged with 305 counts, including murder, bias-motivated crimes
The Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado following a mass shooting.
Charges Brought

Colorado shooting suspect charged with 305 counts, including murder, bias-motivated crimes

Russia blames Ukraine for 3rd drone strike on airbase in 2 days
A bomber lands at Engels air base in Russia in 2008.
Number Three

Russia blames Ukraine for 3rd drone strike on airbase in 2 days

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in prison for tax evasion, fraud
Michael Avenatti seen in Chicago in 2019.
Bringing Down The Hammer

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in prison for tax evasion, fraud

Hertz agrees to pay $168 million to settle false theft claims
A view of a Hertz Rent-a-Car parking lot.
Rental Returns

Hertz agrees to pay $168 million to settle false theft claims

Chinese state-backed hackers stole millions in COVID relief, report says
A hacker set up in his office in Dongguan, China.
International Interference

Chinese state-backed hackers stole millions in COVID relief, report says

India criticizes EU, says it will keep buying Russian oil
An oil pump seen in Almetyevsk, Russia.
Petroleum Problems

India criticizes EU, says it will keep buying Russian oil

What's going on with Iran's raging protests?
Protesters.
Briefing

What's going on with Iran's raging protests?

Embattled South African president will not resign, says political party will decide fate
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Scandalous

Embattled South African president will not resign, says political party will decide fate

Rogue wave strikes cruise ship, killing 1 and injuring 4 more
The Viking Polaris is seen after being damaged by a rogue wave.
A Freak Occurrence

Rogue wave strikes cruise ship, killing 1 and injuring 4 more

Iran dismisses claims morality police have been disbanded
A protest sign against the Iranian government.
A Major Milestone, Maybe?

Iran dismisses claims morality police have been disbanded

10 things you need to know today: December 4, 2022
Oil fields being tapped in Russia.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 4, 2022

United States knocked out of FIFA World Cup following 3-1 loss to the Netherlands
U.S. captain Tyler Adams kneels after his team is eliminated in the World Cup.
Heartbreak

United States knocked out of FIFA World Cup following 3-1 loss to the Netherlands

White House says there are currently no plans for Biden to talk to Putin
President Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2021.
At An Impasse

White House says there are currently no plans for Biden to talk to Putin

Macron tells Elon Musk that Twitter must follow rules of E.U.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
Emmanuel and Elon

Macron tells Elon Musk that Twitter must follow rules of E.U.

10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2022
People hold signs amidst continuing protests in China regarding COVID policies.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2022

Is plant-based meat a failure?
A plantburger.
Briefing

Is plant-based meat a failure?

ISIS confirms its leader was killed, does not provide details
A militant is seen holding the flag of ISIS in 2015.
Another One Gone

ISIS confirms its leader was killed, does not provide details

Court rejects plan by Dutch national park to control wolf population with paintballs
A European grey wolf seen in the Netherlands.
Not A Great Idea

Court rejects plan by Dutch national park to control wolf population with paintballs

2 Chinese cities ease COVID-19 restrictions as protesters pledge to continue
Officials test pedestrians in China for COVID-19.
Making Changes

2 Chinese cities ease COVID-19 restrictions as protesters pledge to continue

Could this SCOTUS case push America toward one-party rule?
The Supreme Court.
Briefing

Could this SCOTUS case push America toward one-party rule?

Is cryptocurrency still a good investment?
An 8-bit adventure.
Opinion

Is cryptocurrency still a good investment?

Elon Musk cuts size of Twitter's child exploitation team after calling it his top priority
Twitter's headquarters in San Fransisco.
Jeopardizing Job Cuts

Elon Musk cuts size of Twitter's child exploitation team after calling it his top priority

Bob Iger addresses 'Don't Say Gay' bill, says inclusion is part of Disney's values
Logo of The Walt Disney Company.
Magic Kingdom Talks

Bob Iger addresses 'Don't Say Gay' bill, says inclusion is part of Disney's values

Russia asks India to send supplies as sanctions derail Moscow's economy
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Asking for Help

Russia asks India to send supplies as sanctions derail Moscow's economy

The international problem of modern slavery
A ball and chain.
Briefing

The international problem of modern slavery

Will Donald Trump win the Republican nomination?
Donald Trump.
Briefing

Will Donald Trump win the Republican nomination?

World's 1st hydrogen-powered jet engine could mark turning point for aviation industry
A Rolls-Royce engine seen during an airshow.
Flying High

World's 1st hydrogen-powered jet engine could mark turning point for aviation industry

Buffalo supermarket shooter pleads guilty, will spend life in prison
The scene following the Buffalo, New York supermarket shooting in May.
Guilty

Buffalo supermarket shooter pleads guilty, will spend life in prison

6 volcanoes that could shut down the world
Some worst-case volcanic scenarios could create mass destruction.
Forecast

6 volcanoes that could shut down the world

Anthony Fauci says United States is 'certainly' still in COVID-19 pandemic
White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci.
Fauci Gives Insight

Anthony Fauci says United States is 'certainly' still in COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. gives green light to Chevron to pump oil in Venezuela
Chevron logo seen at a gas station in California.
Open for Business

U.S. gives green light to Chevron to pump oil in Venezuela

Chinese protests over COVID lockdowns reach boiling point in Beijing, Shanghai
Chinese protesters are seen clashing with police in Shanghai.
Fighting Back

Chinese protests over COVID lockdowns reach boiling point in Beijing, Shanghai