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Landmark study offers hope for women suffering from breast cancer / The cattle rustlers terrorising Nigerian communities
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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Newshour
Daily
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
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, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
 
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Amanpour
Daily
 
Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
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Worldly
Weekly
 
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.
 
World Report is news that has broken overnight with a look ahead to the day's expected events.
 
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 www.spokenedition.com
 
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.
 
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UN News
Daily+
 
Global perspective, human stories
 
​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
 
Making sense of Australia’s place in the world, Between the Lines puts contemporary international issues and events into a broader historical context, seeking out original perspectives and challenging accepted wisdoms.
 
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The Fifth Floor
Weekly
 
A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.
 
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The Phileas Club
Monthly
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Pacific Review
Weekly
 
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them.
 
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 President said recording clients was "probably illegal" and he insists he has done nothing wrong. The tape was a discussion between Mr Trump and Michael Cohen, they reportedly discussed payments to a former Playboy model. Also, Cuba is debating a new constitution, and why this generation might be getting a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer.…
 
President Trump has lashed out at his former lawyer, following reports that Michael Cohen recorded a conversation about a payment to a former Playboy model. Also in the programme: Cuba's National Assembly has started to debate a new constitution and corruption in Peru.(Photo: Michael Cohen, Trump's former Lawyer. Credit: Reuters)…
 
A late-night truce has been agreed between Hamas and Israel after a day of violence that killed five people.Also in the programme: Syria's dwindling opposition rebels and Cuba's new constitution.(Picture: Palestinians inspect a Hamas observation post that was targeted in Israeli shelling, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 21, 2018. ...…
 
Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya, Force Commander of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), shares insights from a lifetime of service to the military, and to multiple peacekeeping operations around the world.
 
On Wednesday 100 million registered voters in Pakistan will have the chance to decide their next prime minister. But the military remains a powerful political force and corruption is rife so what chance does the winner have of making positive change? Andrew Mueller is joined by Samira Shackle, Ayesha Siddiqa and Matthew Green.…
 
A once-secret underground naval base in Crimea designed to preserve Soviet submarines in case of a nuclear attack is now a museum with an anti-American message.
 
President Trump was told meeting his Russian counterpart was a gamble. Did it pay off? We hear from our correspondents in Washington and Moscow. Plus: is the West in decline; the meaning of the huge trade deal between the EU and Japan; and why India's Supreme Court is intervening to stop lynching.(Picture: Presidents Trump and Putin shake hands ...…
 
Mr Trump allegedly discussed payments to a former Playboy model. The tapes were made by the President's then lawyer and were reportedly made two months before the presidential election. Also, a second exchange of fire on the Israel-Gaza border has killed four Palestinians and one Israeli soldier and will British band Oasis make a comeback?…
 
Immigration lawyers say they're seeing an alarming spike in the number of asylum claims that are being rejected at the earliest stage, known as the credible fear interview.
 
Famous PNG singer George Telek on the perils of betelnut chewing and Solomon Islands poised to pass landmark anti-corruption legislation, but will it work?
 
Solar cooking can help achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those related to clean water and gender equality, according to Alan Bigelow, Science Director at Solar Cookers International (SCI). Solar cooking utilizes heat generated directly from the sun instead of converting sunlight to electricity. Mr. Bigelow spoke wi ...…
 
Mary Kissel and Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act and President Trump's Russia policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Law students from 39 universities have been participating this week at the 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Professor Frans Viljoen, Director of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, spoke with UN News on how the event helps to reinforce the global fight against impunity.…
 
Refugee health services on track despite new emergencies: UNHCR Extreme weather grips Scandinavian states, Arctic: WMO Syria returnees must have safe passage home: UNHCR
 
Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, has said Moscow is open to an invitation to the White House for a second meeting between Vladimir Putin and President Trump. Also: the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said he's invited Britain to work on a solution to the Irish border issue, and Battle of Britain RAF Spitfire pil ...…
 
Margaret MacMillan, a Military Historian and Oxford University Honorary Fellow who is this year's Reith Lecturer joins Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss why war is still such an integral part of our human existence. via Knit
 
Following their private meeting in Helsinki, questions are being asked as to how advisable it was for President Trump to have extended a welcome to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin?Also on the programme: Has the government in Nicaragua become the very thing that it once tried to overthrow? And the Mafia gang tightening its hold across Eur ...…
 
It's election time in Pakistan, and BBC Urdu has been finding out what voters think. Hassan Zaidi has been following the social media chatter; and Hussain Askari has been criss-crossing the country in the company of 3 women bikers, 3 life-sized cardboard cut-outs of prominent politicians, and a big yellow chair.Photo: The yellow chair of power ...…
 
US President Donald Trump has asked National Security Advisor John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington in autumn this year. Trump is getting all sorts of criticism in the US after he appeared to back President Putin over his own intelligence agencies in his summit with the Russian leader in Helsinki. Meanwhile, Vladi ...…
 
Invitation made despite continuing controversy over their summit in Helsinki; the painful experiences of women forcibly sterilised in Peru. And, the skeletons in Alexandria's mysterious black sarcophagus .
 
The Trump administration has offered no information about supposed "specific" proposals that Russian officials have mentioned publicly.
 
US President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal made by President Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to question a number US citizens. We speak to Bill Browder, one of the men on Russia’s list, who wants to know why it has taken a number of days for his government to reject this controversial request.Also in the programme: Montenegro’s NAT ...…
 
Zack, Jenn, and Alex examine the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — and how much of it President Donald Trump had already been shown before his meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. They dig into the Justice Department’s indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence operatives, which came out just before T ...…
 
Former U.S. Middle East Negotiator Aaron David Miller and Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen join Christiane Amanpour to talk about what the discussions between Trump and Putin mean for the Middle East. Roberto Azavedo, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation discusses the U.S. trade war on China and Trump's attacks on the Eu ...…
 
UNHCR welcomes deal to end latest migrant stand-off in Mediterranean Sea Two besieged towns evacuated in Syria International Financial and Trade Institutions in focus
 
When people talk about recycling, plastic bottles often come to mind — but what about that favourite old pair of jeans that have grown just a bit too tight? According to Lori DiVito, recycling denim is a creative way to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– as she pointed out on the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) ...…
 
The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hails a "defining moment" as Israeli Arab MPs condemn the legislation, Also: new British Brexit secretary set for Brussels talks and thirteen basketball players have been suspended for a mass brawl during a World Cup qualifier earlier this month.
 
The Israeli parliament has passed a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, fuelling anger among its Arab minority. The Trump administration is considering the Russian request to interview Americans. Also in the programme: How the 'Ndragheta Mafia group defrauds the European Union.(Photo: Israeli Prime ...…
 
A special envoy of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia's government values its ties with China. Russian natural gas tankers reached China's Jiangsu, the first direct supplies from Russia's Yamal. Israel adopts a divisive Jewish nation-state law.
 
Trump's behaviour not treasonous: Professor Stephen Cohen on the Helsinki Summit. Tony Abbott on why Australia must invest more in its own defence and security.
 
The White House insists Russia is a threat to the US, contradicting previous statements. It comes amid a flurry of criticism after President Trump appeared to side with Moscow instead of his own intelligence agencies, over Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Also: a Turkish court has dashed hopes that an American pastor will be freed, and s ...…
 
Saudi Arabia's restrictions on women don't stop at the country's borders. One Saudi woman in California is challenging the country's rule that she needs her father's permission to remain in the U.S.
 
UN marks 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth Countries must redouble efforts to reduce antimicrobial resistance New HIV infections rising in 50 countries
 
The twelve boys and their football coach rescued from a flooded cave network in Thailand hold a press conference before going home. They say they had no food for nine days.Donald Trump has defended his record in dealing with Russia, saying no US president has ever been tougher.Also in the programme: we hear from the the man who's won the legal ...…
 
To mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, Christiane Amanpour is joined by Andrew Mlangeni, the anti-apartheid campaigner who was imprisoned alongside Mandela on Robin Island and Peter Hain, the author of "Mandela: his Essential Life". Ryan Costello, Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania, talks about Trump's assertion today th ...…
 
Land ownership remains a major source of intercommunal strife in Sudan’s Darfur region, so those dispossessed should be entitled to restitution, says the UN, in line with the law of the land. “Restitution policy is the right step to find durable solutions” for those internally displaced, said Pierre Emmanuel Ubalijoro, Chief of the Governance a ...…
 
Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on a new free trade agreement and the dangers of Pakistan's upcoming general election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
12 boys rescued from flooded cave in Thailand have spoken publicly about their ordeal.Also, EU imposes $5 Billion fine on Google, a report from Yemen's frontline as UN warns of civilians' suffering, mixed feelings in South Africa on Nelson Mandela's centenary, and are our earliest memories real or not ?…
 
Twelve boys and their football coach speak to the media for the first time since their escape from a cave in Thailand's Chiang Rai. Also in the programme: an interview with the exiled president of Yemen, and the flight from police of a Brazlian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum.Picture: The Thai boys and their coach attend a news conference in ...…
 
Xi Jinping is set to promote practical cooperation and global governance reform in his first overseas trip after re-election. Japan and the EU signed a FTA agreement amid trade uncertainties. Later in the show, the world is reflecting on Mandela's legacies to honor his centenary.
 
Spain’s socialist government is planning to exhume the body of the country’s former dictator, Francisco Franco. Although controversial, is this an opportunity for the nation to move on from Franco’s divisive legacy?
 
The US president now says he accepts the view that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Also: British government survives key Brexit trade vote and astronomers find twelve new moons around Jupiter.
 
The late South African leader would have turned 100 on Wednesday. As part of the commemorations, a new book brings together many of the deeply personal letters he wrote during his 27 years in prison.
 
Iraq has put its security forces on high alert, after protests against a lack of basic services and high unemployment spread from the south of the country to the capital, Baghdad. We hear from a community worker about why the wave of demonstrations is happening now.Also on the programme: the latest from Nicaragua, where the government has launc ...…
 
Accessibility, especially in today’s urban environments, involves a lot more than installing ramps, in order to ensure that people with disabilities can enjoy the rights they are entitled to, according to Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, the UN’s Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility. Ms. Cisternas Reyes spoke with UN News.…
 
Richard Clarke, the Former U.S. National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the fallout of President Trump siding with Russia over his own Intelligence Agencies at the Putin-Trump summit yesterday in Helsinki, Finland. David Graeber, author of "B******t Jobs" talks about how many of us are working meaningless ...…
 
The Phileas Club 111 - Special: Libertarianism On this episode we talk about: The strange ideas of Libertarianism. Also, check out this video Brian recommends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muHg86Mys7I Remember you can support a show at http://www.patreon.com/ThePhileasClub More info on the show: The hosts are Brian Brushwood (@shwood) and Pa ...…
 
Together, “we can find the right answers” for a safer and better world, said a UN goodwill ambassador on Monday, who has been taking part in a major forum at UN Headquarters in New York, on how countries can advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Facebook live interview, actress Michelle Yeoh, Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP, spoke t ...…
 
European Union and Japan sign free trade deal covering nearly a third of global GDP.Also, Spain considers changing law on sexual consent, Trump under attack at home after summit with Putin, debate over ethics of altering DNA of human embryos, and how a tourist narrowly escaped 'lava bomb' on Hawaii boat.…
 
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