The World This Week

2 abonnés
S'abonner
What's been happening around the world and why it matters

51 épisodes

22 juin 2019 - 00:01502
This week's charges thrust Crimea back into the spotlight - and keep sanctions going. Ordinary Russians are feeling the pinch. Also in this edition: contenders to be UK Conservative leader and prime minister are down to the last two; former Egyptian president Morsi dies a prisoner; what happened when a Japanese medical school stopped discriminating against women; and why Donald Trump is struggling to manage the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea. (Picture: The Netherlands chief prosecutor Fred Westerbeke speaks in front of pictures of the four suspects charged in connection with bringing down Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014. Credit: AFP/Getty)
like podcast

15 juin 2019 - 00:01461
Huge crowds protested against plans to allow suspects to be sent to mainland China. And both police and protesters have been more prepared to use violence than in the past. Also in this programme: new protesters for a new president in Kazakhstan; an astonishing U-turn in Russia; a boost for gay rights in Botswana; and the awful splits at the heart of the Sri Lankan government. (Picture: Protesters march through Hong Kong. Credit: Getty)
like podcast

8 juin 2019 - 00:01446
Soldiers opened fire on pro-democracy demonstrators, and militiamen roam the city. The hopes which came with the fall of President Bashir seem to have been dashed. Also in this edition: tens of thousands demonstrate in Prague calling for the prime minister to go; ebola cases in DR Congo pass 2000; a Western aircraft lands in Pakistan for the first time in 11 years; and 30 years after Tiananmen, the BBC's Beijing correspondent at the time says the Communist party is still running scared. (Picture: Sudanese forces disperse the sit-in in front of military headquarters in Khartoum. Credit: AFP/Getty)
like podcast

1 juin 2019 - 00:01486
Power blocs are changing after last weekend's elections. And the problems of Brexit have tamed other anti-EU politicians' rhetoric. Also in this edition: Saudi Arabia offers an invitation to Qatar; the threat to our bananas; the new Mexican president cracks down on corruption; and why gay people in mainland China look to Taiwan. (Picture: Students in Germany carry an inflated globe and an EU flag in the wake of European elections in which Green parties did well. Credit: AFP/Getty)
like podcast

25 mai 2019 - 00:01469
The British prime minister is stepping down. But she'll stay on until a new party leader is elected, in the next few months. Also in this edition: Narendra Modi convincingly wins the Indian general election; the scandal in Austria that's split the governing coalition; why 5G could make weather forecasting worse; and we ask: why are digital assistants so often female? (Picture: the British prime minister Theresa May walks back into 10 Downing Street after making her farewell announcement. Credit: Getty Images)
like podcast

18 mai 2019 - 00:01430
President Trump blocks Huawai, as US and China continue their tariffs tit-for-tat. Also, Yemen's rebels end the blockade of ports, but fighting continues; the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, amasses more power; we hear about the aspirations of young voters in India, and re-educating cancer to extend life. (Photo: Chinese shipping containers are stored beside a US flag after they were unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles; Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
like podcast

11 mai 2019 - 00:01471
We're threatening a million species -- and we could die with them. We need a completely different mind-set, scientists say. Also in this edition: the ANC wins South Africa's general election - but with a smaller majority; Iran and the US raise the stakes; Erdogan gets a re-run of the mayoral election in Istanbul; and the world's oldest professional football club is relegated from the league it helped to found. (Picture: a banner at a pro-biodiversity demonstration in Paris. Credit: AFP/Getty)
like podcast

4 mai 2019 - 00:01455
The Socialist party increased its share of the vote while the right splintered. Is this confirmation of an emerging trend? Also in this edition: the end of an era - and the beginning of a new one - in Japan; an attempt to overthrow the government in Venezuela fizzles out - for now; the British prime minister brutally sacks her defence secretary; and our religion editor on hate crime in the United States. (Picture: the victorious Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez speaks to celebrating supporters after the general election. Credit: Reuters)
like podcast

27 avril 2019 - 00:01451
Suicide-bomb attacks on churches and hotels killed more than 250 people. The killers belonged to a local Islamist group, but so-called Islamic State claimed them as its own. Also in this edition: African swine fever hits every province in China; a comedian wins the presidential election in Ukraine; the North Korean leader goes to Russia to see President Putin; and in the wake of the Mueller report, the White House and Democrats in Congress square up. (Picture: funeral banners hang across the street in front of St Anthony's Shrine in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Credit: Reuters)
like podcast

20 avril 2019 - 00:01451
The cathedral survived a devastating fire - just. Now a huge re-building job awaits. Also in this edition: Egypt's parliament votes to extend President Sisi's term of office; Indonesia's president looks to have won another term; and the return of Tiger Woods - top of the pile, again. (Picture: a beam of light penetrates the smoke in front of the altar of Notre Dame after Monday's fire. Credit: Reuters)
like podcast

13 avril 2019 - 00:01465
President Bashir is the latest Arab leader swept away by a wind of change. The question now is how much of the rest of his regime will fall with him. Also in this edition: the rogue Libyan general who's advancing on Tripoli; another Brexit reprieve lets MPs draw breath; Netanyahu wins the Israeli election; and as Indians start voting in their general election - the role of dynastic politics in South Asia. (Picture: the student Alaa Salah who became a symbol of the anti-government protests in Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Lana H Haroun).
like podcast

6 avril 2019 - 00:01471
President Erdogan made the local elections about him. Big-city voters went the other way. Also in this edition: Facebook U-turns to ask for regulation; Britain's prime minister asks the opposition to help over Brexit; Algeria's president is forced out; Brunei introduces sharia law for adultery and homosexual behaviour; and why a new era in Japan is more annoying than it sounds. (Picture: President Erdogan on Turkey speaks to supporters as first results come in from local elections. Credit: EPA)
like podcast

30 mars 2019 - 00:01444
The special prosecutor is said to have cleared the Trump team of colluding with Russia. But it reportedly made no decision on whether the president tried to obstruct justice. Also in this edition: the UK parliament rejects Mrs May's Brexit deal again; the end of IS's territorial caliphate; Purdue and its owners reach an Oxycontin settlement; the slow-motion ousting of the president of Algeria; and MGs and mojitos - Prince Charles goes to Cuba. (Picture: President Trump at a MAGA rally after the handing in of the Mueller report which is said to clear him of colluding with Russia. Credit: Getty Images)
like podcast

30 mars 2019 - 00:01444
The special prosecutor is said to have cleared the Trump team of colluding with Russia. But it reportedly made no decision on whether the president tried to obstruct justice. Also in this edition: the UK parliament rejects Mrs May's Brexit deal again; the end of IS's territorial caliphate; Purdue and its owners reach an Oxycontin settlement; the slow-motion ousting of the president of Algeria; and MGs and mojitos - Prince Charles goes to Cuba. (Picture: President Trump at a MAGA rally after the handing in of the Mueller report which is said to clear him of colluding with Russia. Credit: Getty Images)
like podcast

23 mars 2019 - 00:01472
Hundreds of thousands of people were hit by the storm and floods. Now a huge aid and rescue operation is under way in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Also in this edition: the president of Kazakhstan bows out - gradually; the sixth sense we didn't know we have; Britain gets a Brexit reprieve; and we ask: which government is in the most trouble - the UK or the US? (Picture: Aerial view of flood waters in Mozambique after cyclone Idai. Credit: EPA)
like podcast

23 mars 2019 - 00:01472
Hundreds of thousands of people were hit by the storm and floods. Now a huge aid and rescue operation is under way in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Also in this edition: the president of Kazakhstan bows out - gradually; the sixth sense we didn't know we have; Britain gets a Brexit reprieve; and we ask: which government is in the most trouble - the UK or the US? (Picture: Aerial view of flood waters in Mozambique after cyclone Idai. Credit: EPA)
like podcast

16 mars 2019 - 00:01486
After a chaotic series of votes, parliament said it wanted to postpone Brexit. But it's not clear for how long - and the EU needs to say yes. Also in this edition: mass murder in New Zealand mosques; Italy to punish parents who don't vaccinate their children; Boeing and the FAA take a reputational hit; and the unexpected source of news from China. (Picture: pro-Brexit demonstrator outside parliament in London. Credit: Reuters)
like podcast

16 mars 2019 - 00:01486
After a chaotic series of votes, parliament said it wanted to postpone Brexit. But it's not clear for how long - and the EU needs to say yes. Also in this edition: mass murder in New Zealand mosques; Italy to punish parents who don't vaccinate their children; Boeing and the FAA take a reputational hit; and the unexpected source of news from China. (Picture: pro-Brexit demonstrator outside parliament in London. Credit: Reuters)
like podcast

9 mars 2019 - 00:01485
Scientists say a cancer treatment eliminated detectable HIV in a patient. Might this point the way to a cure? Also in this edition: Bouteflika defies Algerian protests; the Brexit waiting game; Trudeau loses some of his gloss; and the lessons of Nixon in China for US leaders dealing with North Korea. (Picture: A human cell infected by HIV particles. Credit: Reuters)
like podcast

2 mars 2019 - 00:01505
President Trump's nuclear talks with North Korea ended with no agreement. In Washington, his former lawyer was calling him a racist, a conman, and a cheat. It was a very bad week. Also in this edition: India and Pakistan threaten, but step back from the brink; the US drums up support for its Middle East peace plan; and screeching U-turns in Westminster as party leaders reverse their positions over Brexit. (Picture: President Trump leaves a news conference in Hanoi, after the failure of his nuclear talks with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Credit: AFP/Getty)
like podcast

20 / 51 épisodes
1 2 3
Scroll to top