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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.
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.
Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
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.
WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Mary Kissel and guests examine world news and foreign affairs. Get the information you need to understand the changing world, and its impact on U.S. and national interests.
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.
SBS Japanese - SBSの日本語放送
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Japanese program, including news from Australia and around the world. - 世界やオーストラリアのニュース、インタビュー、特集、そしてコミュニティーの話題などを、SBSの日本語放送でお聴きいただけます。
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.
SBS Portuguese - SBS em Português
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Portuguese program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Ouça as entrevistas, reportagens e a cobertura das nossas comunidades no Programa Português da Rádio SBS, trazendo também notícias da Austrália e do mundo.
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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CBC News: World Report for 2017/12/17
Ouça neste podcast entrevistas de André Rosa com os gremistas em Sydney que passaram a noite juntos, no Bar Cheers, para acompanhar o jogo que começou às 4 da madrugada deste domingo. Chicão de Oliveira, Cônsul do Grêmio em Sydney, fala diretamente desde Abu Dhabi, após a derrota do Grêmio por 1 a 0 para o Real Madrid, na final di Mundial de Cl ...…
Representatives of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), talks about tragic event in the village Markowa during WWII and the Museum of Poles Saving Jews. IPN recently visited Australia for the opening of the exhibition about Captain W. Pilecki and the Warsaw Uprising. The exhibition was shown at the Jewish Cultural Center "Kadimah in Mel ...…
South Africa's governing ANC party to elect successor to Jacob Zuma. Also: Austrian president approves formation of a new government which will include the far-right Freedom Party, and a state funeral for the last king of Romania.
Przemek Przybylski, in his weekly report, talks about the consequences of the drastic changes in the judicial system in Poland. - Przemek Przybylski w swojej korespondencji mówi, między innymi, o konsekwencjach drastycznych zmian w systemie sądownictwa w Polsce.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has called on the ruling African National Congress to stop infighting as it decides who will next lead the party. The main contenders to succeed him are the deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma's ex-wife.Also on the programme: Austria's presiden ...…
The race is on to succeed Jacob Zuma as leader of the African National Congress. The two main candidates are former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (President Zuma's ex-wife) and South Africa's current deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.Also in the programme: Civil rights activist and Alabama native Patricia Gaines on her return to Selma ...…
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
This week all eyes were on Alabama. An election that would normally go unnoticed – even by a good number of the state’s inhabitants – became a litmus test for politics in the US. But was Democrat Doug Jones’ victory over the controversial Republican Roy Moore a one-off or is something changing in the South? Andrew Mueller is joined by Michael H ...…
It's just seven months since Emmanuel Macron burst onto the world stage, after a meteoric rise to France's presidency. With Donald Trump saying he puts America first, Britain focused on Brexit and Germany on domestic politics, Mr Macron has intervened decisively on a host of international issues. The latest is climate change. Anne-Elisabeth Mou ...…
Film about making a film..."The Disaster Artist" is an American biographical comedy-drama film produced, directed and played by James Franco. - Film o robieniu filmu..."The Disaster Artist" to amerykański film biograficzny wyprodukowany, wyreżyserowany i grany przez Jamesa Franco.
Austria is set to have a coalition made up of the People's Party, which came first in a recent election, and the smaller anti-immigration Freedom Party. Also: the UN says there's huge disparities between rich and poor people in the United States which President Trump's policies could make worse, and get ready for the flying car.…
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty criticises extreme disparities between rich and poor in the United States.Also in the programme: reparations for child soldiers in the DRC and deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea.(Picture: This file photo taken on June 20, 2017 shows a homeless woman setting up a barricade in front of her tent near S ...…
China is the biggest importer of U.S. recyclables, but recent policy changes by the country mean it may not be much longer.
Rohingya refugees more vulnerable as cooler temperatures arrive: UNHCR Cooler temperatures and an increasingly risky environment are threatening the well-being of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who've crossed the Bangladesh border from Myanmar, said the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday. UNHCR is due to distribute the first of almost 200 ...…
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: ‘Childhood under Attack' in the South Sudan conflict; and: The UN envoy for Syria laments the loss of a “golden opportunity” to press forward on peace talks.
The children were recruited by the Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga. The money will be awarded collectively to the community rather than individuals. Also: EU says Brexit talks to move to next stage and the choir that can never sing together.
Four years of insecurity and upheaval in South Sudan have had a "staggering impact on children," putting an entire generation at risk. That's according to Childhood under Attack, a report launched on Friday by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The fighting between rival factions has resulted in more than 2,300 child deaths, while nearly 3 millio ...…
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have given the green light to the second phase of negotiations on the departure of Britain from the EU. They say enough progress has been made to allow talks to proceed on the post-Brexit relationship between Britain and the EU. Also on the programme: a report reveals the shocking scale of child abuse ...…
South Sudan's violence is a tragedy for children: UNICEF Fighting in South Sudan now entering its fifth year has severely affected more than one in two children there, the UN said on Friday. A disturbing new report from UN Children's Fund UNICEF shows how more than one million youngsters are acutely malnourished and 2.4 million [...]…
No passengers and no planes - Nacala International Airport in Mozambique cost millions and was meant to help the economies of both Mozambique and Brazil. Instead, it has proved an expensive white elephant. Amanda Rossi of BBC Brasil went to Nacala to find out more.Image: Mozambique's "ghost" airportCredit: BBC…
A Melbourne-based band, the Mae Trio won Best Folk/Roots Album in the Age Music Victoria Awards 2017. Broadcast on 9 Dec 2017 - メルボルンのバンド、ザ・マエトリオは、今年のジ・エイジ・ミュージック・ビクトリア賞の最優秀フォーク・ルーツ・アルバム部門で優勝した。2017年12月9日放送…
SBS Polish - SBS po polsku
Dr Maria Rosiak talks about healthy lettuce, different kinds of lettuce and what vitamins and minerals all types of lettuce contains. - Dr Maria Rosiak opowiada o sałacie, jakie są rodzaje sałaty i jakie mają witaminy i minerały .
Also: US ambassador to UN accuses Iran of fanning conflicts across the Middle East, EU leaders debate migration crisis and: earth-like planet found using artificial intelligence
What does North Korea want -- and can nuclear war be avoided? We'll hear from the most senior UN official in years to visit Pyongyang.Also in the programme: The US brings in new rules on net neutrality - the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equally and The US ambassador to the UN presents what she says is clear evidence Tehran i ...…
The Russian president made the comments during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday — but the nearly four-hour speech was dominated by domestic issues, ahead of next year's election.
A "golden opportunity" has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round of UN-led talks in Geneva, veteran negotiator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. The UN Special Envoy was speaking to journalists in the Swiss city where he has been meeting Syrian government representatives and – for [...]…
In a special Olympics-themed episode of Worldly, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at how global politics will shape next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea in a way that hasn’t been seen since the height of the Cold War. The International Olympic Committee has already banned Russia because of a massive doping scandal, and the nuclear standoff with ...…
Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Rex Tillerson's remarks and Chinese interference in Australian politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Security Council unity on DPRK crucial: UN Secretary-General The UN Secretary-General has underscored the importance of international unity in addressing the nuclear threat posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). António Guterres was speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister S ...…
More than two-thirds of emergency response funding going to Africa More than two-thirds of UN emergency response funding is still likely to go to alleviate humanitarian crisis in Africa. That's according to Chief of CERF, Lisa Doughten, who said after the recent annual pledging conference for 2018 at UN Headquarters that a total of $383 [...]…
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: the Central Emergency Response Fund will hit a record high for pledges this year, but some crises are still missing out on funding; and: What life-lessons does volunteering for the UN teach [...]…
UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to fallen Tanzanian blue helmets The head of UN peacekeeping operations has paid tribute to the 14 Tanzanian blue helmets killed last week by suspected rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Jean-Pierre Lacroix participated in a ceremony on Thursday in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, in [...]…
Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for $52.4bn. Also: Grenfell victims remembered at St Paul's and an exhibition celebrating the rise of pop group ABBA in the 1970s opens in London.
Volunteering with the United Nations has taught a Kenyan lawyer the value of interacting with people from around the world: something that she says "opens your mind" and allows you to grow both personally and professionally. Ann Kamunya is currently serving with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, in Turkey, where she interviews asylum-seekers. Ann t ...…
Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn. The deal includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio. Also on the programme, Medecins Sans Frontieres say at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed within a month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August.Imag ...…
Miyama McQueen-Tokita performs at Arts Centre Melbourne with Chinese traditional Guzhen for the first time. She talks about her concert, her own music with Koto, and the future. Broadcast 14 Dec 2017 - アーツセンターメルボルンで伝統的な中国琴と初共演をするマックイーン時田深山さん。今回の演奏、琴を通しての自分の音楽、そしてこれからのことについて話を聞いた。2017年12月14日放送
We assess what the Democrat win means for US politics and President Trump's tax reform and hear how black voters made a difference. Also, the British Prime Minister suffers a major defeat regarding Brexit.
Donald Trump had supported Roy Moore who suffered a historic defeat for the party in conservative Alabama. The victory for Democrat Doug Jones narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49.Also in the programme; the Rwandan government publishes a report accusing the French government of complicity in the 1994 genocide and; an interview ...…
Star witnesses have testified that the scheme of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader charged with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran was broader, and possibly involved the Turkish President.
Lawyer and founder of the "Equal Justice Initiative" Bryan Stevenson reacts to the Democrats shock victory in the Alabama senate race. Plus, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks from the Paris climate summit on the fight against global warming.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about President Trump's global impact and there is unclear "national security strategy." Also as Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets with Bashar al-Assad, Christian Amanpour talks to Julia Ioffe, staff writer at The Atlantic to discuss her piece "What Putin Really wants."…
OIC communique declares President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital as 'null and void'. Also: democrat wins in Alabama Senate upset and cyclist Chris Froome faces questions over abnormal drug test.
President Trump is facing further obstacles to his legislative programme with the election to the US Senate of a Democrat, Doug Jones, in Alabama. What impact will the result have on the Republican Party? We hear from a veteran Republican pollster.Also in the programme: The psychological impact of the Grenfell Tower tragedy; and we speak to the ...…
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s drive for liberalisation in Saudi Arabia continued this week with the announcement that, after 35 years, cinemas will finally be allowed to operate in the country. Although this push should be welcomed, Andrew Mueller asks if the prince’s motives need to be questioned.…
The Welcome Dinner Project is a movement that is bringing people together to the dinner table. Each meal is facilitated by two volunteers and attended by longtime residents and newcomers to the country. In this interview, Natalia Ballotin, WDP volunteer, talks about the meetings that are happening across the country and how they are helping peo ...…
Francisco Sena Santos chronicles the rise and fall of Paula Brito e Costa, founder of the Rarissimas Association. - Paula Brito e Costa, diretora da Raríssimas, associação dedicada a doenças raras e que atende crianças, pediu demissão após o escândalo de desvio de dinheiro público. Paula teria usado fundos da associação para pagar vestidos, jan ...…
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