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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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iTunes Ratings

440 Ratings
Average Ratings
338
39
19
15
29

Thanks

By Mountain- - Apr 07 2020
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Thanks for the information

Interesting perspectives

By melkyway1234 - Oct 30 2019
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Very impressive they've been going this long without advertising!
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Rank #1: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Trump wants replacement 'without delay'

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President Donald Trump says he wants a new US Supreme Court judge to be sworn in "without delay". Democratic candidate Joe Biden insists the decision on her replacement must wait until after the November election.

Also in the programme: the Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar is to be crowned the Tour de France champion; and the story of a female Soviet spy in rural England.

(Photo: United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an event at New York Law School in 2018. Photo: EPA)

Sep 19 2020

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Rank #2: Death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg triggers political row

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Tributes to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, threaten to be overshadowed by the political firestorm that her death and the resulting vacancy on the highest court in the US will set off just 46 days before the presidential election.

Also on the programme: In Belarus protesters pull down the masks of those carrying out arrests in the hope that they will one day be identified and held accountable for their actions; and condemnation from China calling out US "bullying" after the decision by the Trump administration to ban downloads of the apps, Tiktok and Wechat .

Photo: Candles are lit next to pictures of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as people mourn her death at the Supreme Court in Washington Credit: Reuters

Sep 19 2020

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Rank #3: US to prevent TikTok and WeChat downloads from Sunday

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From Sunday the US Department of Commerce will prevent people in the United States from downloading the messaging and video-sharing apps through any app store on any platform, but people will still be able to use TikTok until 12 November, when it could also be fully banned, unless a sale of its US operations is agreed.

Also in the programme: Israel begins a second national lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, and Winston Groom, the author of Forrest Gump, has died.

( Photo: The TikTok logo pictured outside the company’s U.S. head office in Culver City, California. Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake)

Sep 18 2020

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Rank #4: Israel marks Jewish New Year with Second lockdown

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As the number of confirmed Covid cases around the world passes the thirty million mark, we will hear how some governments are once again tightening restrictions -- a second lockdown in Israel, and new measures under consideration in Spain, as hospital admissions start to rise.

Also, today the Belarus opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya appears before the United Nations to call for a re-run of last month's disputed election.

And, TikTok and WeChat will be banned in the US from Sunday, unless President Trump agrees to a last-minute deal..

(Photo: Israel emerged from its first strict lockdown in May. Credit: Getty Images)

Sep 18 2020

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Rank #5: WHO warns about 'serious' rise in coronavirus cases in Europe

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The Europe director of the WHO has said the rise in coronavirus cases in Europe is "a very serious situation". Dr Hans Kluge said it should be a "wake-up call" for governments.

Also, a senior Greek official says the new migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, which replaces one that burnt down, is a big improvement.

And, the wildfires in Siberia that are releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases.

(Picture: A man wearing a face mask in Marseille; Credit: Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images)

Sep 17 2020

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Rank #6: Greece moves migrants to a new camp after fire

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Migrants and refugees from the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos are being relocated by police to a new tent city nearby. The original camp was destroyed in a fire last week. Officials said several thousand people had voluntarily moved into Kara Tepe facily after being tested for coronavirus. But some are reluctant to go, hoping to gain asylum elsewhere in Europe.

Also, Could Italy's new Covid-free flights and its airport testing be the way to avoid the mass quarantine of Britain and others - and to lure passengers back on board?

And, Alexei Navalny's aides say 'nerve agent' found on bottle in hotel room.

Photo: Migrants have been sleeping rough for a week since the Moria blaze. Credit: Reuters)

Sep 17 2020

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Rank #7: Venezuela: UN investigators accuse authorities of torture and killings

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United Nations investigators have accused the Venezuelan government of committing systematic violations - amounting to crimes against humanity - in order to suppress political opposition. A report published today details extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearance and torture.

Also on the programme; we learn more about Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new prime minister; and we get reaction to Colombia's former Farc rebels apologising for war crimes.

(Picture: Venezuelan flag; Credit: Reuters)

Sep 16 2020

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Rank #8: Belarus opposition leader regrets Putin's decision to meet with Lukashenko

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In exile in Lithuania, the opposition presidential candidate - Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – tells us why she regrets President Putin's decision to meet with Alexander Lukashenko, and why it would be wiser for the Russian leader to listen to the Belarusian people.

Also in the programme: Former Colombian Senator Ingrid Betancourt, kidnapped for six years by FARC rebels, reacts to the group’s apology for those it detained, and on whether she is ready to forgive; and the former head of world athletics has been convicted by a French court of accepting bribes to cover up evidence of Russian doping.

(Photo: Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya casts her ballot paper at a polling station during the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus on 9 August 2020. Credit: EPA/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Sep 16 2020

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Rank #9: Trump hails 'dawn of new Middle East' with UAE-Bahrain-Israel deals

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Representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel have signed an historic diplomatic agreement at the White House. We'll hear from the major players: Israelis, Gulf Arabs, Americans are proclaiming major progress; the Palestinians are left shaking their heads.

Also, how the Israeli prime minister's claims of victory at the white house may not drown out his critics at home.

Other stories: The poisoned Russian activist Alexei Navalny promises he will return home when he recovers; and why a prominent US scientific journal has for the first time decided to endorse a presidential election candidate.

(Photo: The agreements are likely to usher in new security ties in the Middle East. Credit: Getty Images)

Sep 15 2020

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Rank #10: Will climate change be a US election issue?

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As fires continue to rage across the west coast of the United States, the blazes have become a political issue with Joe Biden citing them as an example of the Trump administration failure to grapple with climate change, while President Trump has blamed poor forest management in states run by Democrats. Christine Todd Whitman, who headed the US Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush, tells us why she as a Republican is voting for Joe Biden, not least for policies on climate change.

Also in the programme: Spain's left-wing coalition government has proposed legislation to redress grievances from the dictatorship of General Franco; and items belonging to legendary hip hop musicians go under the hammer at Sothebys in New York, in a first for a major auction house.

(Photo: NASA image from 9 September 2020, shows a frontal boundary which moved into the Great Basin and produced very high downslope winds along the mountains of Washington, Oregon, and California. The winds whipped up the fires, while a pyrocumulus cloud from the Bear fire in California injected smoke high into the atmosphere. The sum of these events was an extremely think blanket of smoke along the West Coast. Credit: copyright NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE)

Sep 15 2020

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