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Global News Podcast
The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.
Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
World Story of the Day : NPR
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
The Irish Times World View Podcast
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Simon Carswell, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Paddy Agnew, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
SBS Polish - SBS po polsku
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Polish program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Aktualności z Australii, Polski i ze świata. Można posłuchać informacji o Polonii. Nie brak publicystyki i spotkań z ludźmi biznesu, nauki i sztuki.
The World This Week
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
We’re living in a confusing and scary time, bombarded everyday with stories from around the world and here at home that are hard to even follow, let alone fully understand. Worldly will be your guide to the story behind the stories and to the one thing you need to understand each week to make sense of the world around you.
Reuters World News – Spoken Edition
Late breaking world news from every corner of the globe at Reuters, your online source for international news coverage. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at
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CBC News: World Report
World Report is news that has broken overnight with a look ahead to the day's expected events.
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
Presented by Andrew Mueller, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day. Featured as a ‘best classic podcast’ in the iTunes best of 2016 collection.
The Fifth Floor
A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.
The Phileas Club
World news, the "not boring" way: get the news at the source!People from around the world tell you what has been making the news in their country, both locally and internationally. Heated arguments and silly discussions ensue... The Phileas Club is a show about different cultures and opinions coming together and talking it out.
World News Analysis
A 40 min World and China News analysis per day brings you the stories behind the headlines. Topics worth discussing; Debate worth listening; Ideas worth spreading.
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific. Presented by Sen Lam.
Pacific Review
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them. Presented by Bruce Hill.
FSN World News Podcast
FSN World News Podcast: Feature Story News updates the headlines around the clock with reports from our bureaus around the world.
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The self -declared capital of Islamic State has fallen to a coalition of Syrian fighters. Also, Trump's latest travel ban order is blocked and the US author George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize.
What does the recapture of the former IS stronghold of Raqqa mean for the wider Syrian conflict? We hear from the last American ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford. Also in the programme: the role of drugs companies in America's opioid crisis; and China' s growing investment in Greece. (Photo: Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate victory in ...…
UN chief urges unity on International Day to eradicate poverty People worldwide are being urged to unite and stamp out poverty. UN Secretary-General António Guterres made the appeal in a video message issued on Tuesday, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Mr Guterres said it was an occasion to stand in solidarity with [...]…
The South Sudanese people have been "held hostage" to "personality politics" for long enough and accountable institutions must be allowed to take over. That's the stark message from UN Peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday. He said that the Regional Protection Force, or RPF, which was mandated more th ...…
Economics is just the tip of "the inequality iceberg." That's one of the conclusions being stressed by Richard Kollodge, Senior Editorial Adviser at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), following the release of the agency's 2017 report on the state of the world's population. Mr Kollodge told UN News that the report details the link [...]…
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Ana Carmo. In today’s programme: A new report on world population trends reveals the surprising link between unplanned pregnancy and local economic decline. We'll be hearing from the UN Population Fund; and: South Sudan's era of destructive [...]…
UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging authorities in Bangladesh to admit thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near the border with Myanmar. It's estimated that up to 15,000 are squatting in paddy fields after having entered the country through a crossing point in the south-east on Sunday and ...…
CBC News: World Report for 2017/10/17
Syrian Democratic Forces say they've taken Raqqa from IS after five-month assault.Also, Kurdish fighters withdraw from Iraqi city of Sinjar, son of murdered Maltese journalist hits out at 'mafia state', Philippines city is declared 'liberated' from radical Islamists, and how Turkish women feel about 'female-only' buses.…
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The so-called Islamic State's self-styled capital, the city of Raqqa, on the northeast bank of the Euphrates river in Syria, has fallen to Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States. We hear the latest. Also on the programme, how did the Iraqi forces take control of the Kurdish stronghold Kirkuk. And we hear about women-only buses in Turkey ...…
An anti-Trump leaflet believed to come from North Korea by balloon is pictured in this undated handout photo released by NK News on October 16, 2017. The texts in Korean read "Mad dog Trump" (top), 'Will kill 25,000,000 people in North Korea" (top R), the text on the bomb reads "Destroy North Korea completely", the two comments at right read: " ...…
Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 storm, which hit in early September, decimated the tiny island of Barbuda, forcing families to seek shelter on the sister island of Antigua. There, the Ministry of Education and the West Indies Cricket Board recently organized a match bringing together ...…
Researchers watch collision of two dead stars, France acts against men who harass women, A threat to crisps in New Zealand
Iraqi forces take over key buildings in Kirkuk three weeks after an independence referendum. Also on the programme: the fate of the American soldier who wandered away from his unit, was captured by the Taleban, and later swapped for foreign fighters by President Obama, pleads guilty to desertion; and the investigative journalist on the island o ...…
More than 300 people were killed and hundreds wounded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, when a terror attack targeted a busy street on Saturday. Among the dead are a school bus full of children.
Take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence over Kirkuk, urges UN chief The Iraqi government and Kurdish authorities need to take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence across the governorate of Kirkuk, said the UN chief António Guterres on Monday. According to news reports, Iraqi troops took control of the city of Kirkuk and surrounding oil ...…
The Iran deal is not dead yet, what's next? Christiane Amanpour talks to Mohammad Nahavandian, President Rouhani's former Chief of Staff. Fierce remainer Nick Clegg on his new book, "How to Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again) as Theresa May makes an emergency stop in Brussels.
Gender inequality is costing Africa "tens of billions" of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in New York on Monday. Speaking at the launch of Africa Week at UN Headquarters, he said empowering women and girls, as well as investing in youth, are just some of the ways the international community can [...]…
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Global hunger rises for first time in a decade; and: It's Africa Week at UN Headquarters.
Make migration "safer and voluntary" choice says Pope on World Food Day The decision undertaken by millions each year to migrate needs to become "safer and voluntary" said Pope Francis on Monday, at a ceremony organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, to mark World Food Day. In his address at FAO [...]…
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
En Marche holds power in France, the far-right Alternative für Deutschland is challenging Angela Merkel’s uninterrupted grip on power in Germany and Greece’s radical left-wing group, Syriza, is the largest party in the Hellenic Parliament. In fact, newer movements have done pretty well of late. What’s behind their inexorable rise?…
Iraqi Army takes key positions in Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters.Also, Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence, at least 30 die in wildfires in Portugal and Spain, and a new comedy film is released about Stalin - one of history's most infamous tyrants.
The Iraqi army says it has taken over Kirkuk airport and military base during a major operation to seize control of the city from Kurdish forces. There has been artillery and gunfire in some areas as pro-government troops have moved in to secure key roads and oil and gas installations. We get the latest from there.Also in the programme, the aft ...…
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to confirm he had North Korea in mind last week when he described a gathering of military leaders as “the calm before the storm.” In an interview ...…
An interview with Anna Eymont who recently visited this remote part of Australia. Part 1 - O bezdrożach pustkowiach I pięknie regioinu Kimberley mówi malarka I podróżniczka Anna Eymont. Czesc pierwsza
Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election -- making him the world's youngest national leader. Also: hundreds killed in deadliest-ever Mogadishu bomb blast, Baghdad warns it will use all means necessary to reassert its authority over the disputed region of Kirkuk, and t ...…
Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election. Also in the programme: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu - the worst terror attack in Somalia in a decade; and learn the language of the Faroe Islands.(Photo: Leader of Austria's centre-right People's Party Sebastian Kurz. Credit ...…
On GPS, Hillary Clinton gives her take on President Trump's erratic foreign policy in Iran and North Korea, Putin's vendettas against the USA and Clinton herself, and just what happened in the 2016 election. Then, President Trump's quixotic quest to revive the coal industry.GUESTS: Hillary Clinton
Raqqa has been the de-facto capital of the state that so-called I-S tried to create, and the loss of the city will be a huge symbolic blow to the militants. Also in the programme: Why Germany is suffering a shortages of monks and a report from Austria on today's election there. (Picture: Kurdish and Arab fighters Credit: Reuters)…
Magdalena and Bharat Chauhan , Polish - Indian couple, talks about celebrating Diwali in Poland... - Magdalena i jej mąz Bharat Chauhan , polsko-indyjska para mieszkająca w Krakowie, opowiada o świętowaniu Diwali w Polsce ...
First in 4 years film by Steven Soderbergh, made outside of Hollywood studios - Pierwszy po 4 latach film Stevena Soderbergha, zrealizowany poza Hollywoodem
Przemek Przybylski, in his weekly report, talks about a hunger strike of young Polish doctors. - Przemek Przybylski, w swojej korespondencji mówi o strajku głodowym młodych lekarzy- rezydentów.
The film producer was expelled after recent allegations of sexual assault. Also, at least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts and the first commercial flight lands on the remote island of St Helena.
For his new documentary, Human Flow, the Chinese artist-activist traveled around the world to document the scope and human toll of the international refugee crisis.
Kurdish Pershmerga fighters in northern Iraq say the government in Baghdad has demanded they withdraw from key locations in the disputed city of Kirkuk within hours.Also in the programme; we tell the story of the Canadian family released after five years of brutal captivity in Afghanistan, and veteran Hollywood star Tippi Hedren has a message t ...…
Key allies in the fight against Islamic state engage in an armed standoff in Iraq. A Kurdish official in the UK says Kurds are prepared to defend themselves.Also in the programme: Austria's Freedom Party prepares for election and Dolly Parton(Photo: A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter is seen in the Southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 13, 2017. Credit RE ...…
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
Is taking the giant leap into space still a muscle-flexing exercise for competing powers or has it become the blueprint for international co-operation? As Australia gears up to start its own space programme, we ask: what are countries looking for up there and is it worth it? Andrew Mueller talks to Susmita Mohanty, Matthew Agnew, Matthew Goodma ...…
Catalonia's president disappointed supporters when he declared independence - but not yet. Spain's constitutional crisis reaches a new turning point this week. Also in this programme/podcast: Malaysia's sultans speak out against religious extremist; why did Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace take so long to happen; and how China is now rivallin ...…
US President refuses to sign off 2015 deal with Iran; Opposition takes to streets in Kenya demanding electoral reform, and the Chinese billionaire who claims to know one of the biggest secrets of the Chinese Communist Party
The US President says he is no longer prepared to sign a document saying Iran is complying with the nuclear deal it struck with the world's big powers. Donald Trump says Iran is not abiding with the spirit of the agreement.Also in the programme: Kenyan opposition candidate Raila Odinga explains why he is boycotting a re-run of the country's pre ...…
As the fate of the Iran nuclear deal looms in on President Trump, Christiane Amanpour speaks to Ehud Barak, Former Israeli Prime Minister - a sceptic of the agreement. Hollywood legend, actress and activist Jane Fonda says she is, "ashamed," for not speaking up about Harvey Weinstein sooner.
The new US strategy is expected to call for stricter enforcement of the 2015 nuclear deal. Also: Turkish troops enter north-western Syria and penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga explains his decision to withdraw from a re-run of his country's August 2017 general election, which is scheduled for October 26th.Also in the programme: former US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on concerns the Trump administration may undermine the Iran nuclear deal; and the BBC's James Coomarasamy ...…
The Kenyan presidential election took another surprising turn this week. The crisis has seen protests, a shock intervention from the judiciary, and now the surprise withdrawal of the main opposition candidate. Kenyans Esther Kahumbi and Dickens Olewe from BBC Africa share their stand-out moments.Image: Kenya election protests: crowds protesting ...…
The flag of North Korea is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council has banned four ships from ports globally for carrying coal from North Korea, including one vessel that also had ammunition, but the United States postponed a bid to blacklist four others pe ...…
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