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Everything you need to know about your world in 10 minutes. Go straight to the source with a ten-minute news briefing by Reuters frontline journalists. Join host Kim Vinnell as she takes you around the world every weekday.
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Pelosi and Clooney’s pressure on Biden, Gaza ceasefire talks, France’s far-left dilemma and trash talk

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and key donor George Clooney raise fresh doubts about President Joe Biden’s fitness for office. As Israel steps up its offensive across the Gaza Strip, Hamas says the intensifying campaign puts resumed ceasefire talks in jeopardy. The firebrand of France’s leftist coalition, Jean-Luc Melenchon, poses a problem for future governing plans. And New York City finally discovers the wheelie bin.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202412 minutes, 43 seconds
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Biden’s Ukraine defense, the Putin-Modi friendship and Michigan bird flu

US President Joe Biden delivers a forceful speech in defense of Ukraine at a NATO summit. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir put their nations’ friendship on display in Moscow. And Michigan’s effort to stop the spread of bird flu in animals is being met with resistance by dairy farmers. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202412 minutes, 32 seconds
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Biden at NATO, Ukraine attacks and the Dalai Lama’s age

US President Joe Biden’s age and the threat of a second Donald Trump presidency loom over the NATO summit. Ukraine also looks to NATO as Kyiv suffers one of its worst attacks. And the Dalai Lama’s age raises concerns about his future successor and the Tibetan movement.  Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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French far-right defeat, Kamala Harris’ potential and Italy’s fascist past

France faces a hung parliament after a leftist alliance shocked many by beating the far-right National Rally in a snap election. Democrats wonder if Vice President Kamala Harris can beat Donald Trump in November. And Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni tackles Italy’s fascist past.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202412 minutes, 53 seconds
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Is Britain's Labour Party ready for the world stage?

Prime Minister Keir Starmer won the UK election with a massive majority. In this special episode of the podcast, we look at his centre-left Labour Party's plans for the economy, immigration and foreign policy - and how they will fare with right-wing allies. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202419 minutes, 8 seconds
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UK’s Labour victory, Biden’s crucial TV moment and France’s election runoff

Keir Starmer will be the new prime minister as his Labour party wins a massive majority in UK elections. US President Joe Biden will give a televised interview with ABC News as he seeks to reassure the American public he’s up for the job, after a poor debate performance. And in France it’s the last day of campaigning ahead of a runoff election as the far-right looks likely to fall short of an absolute majority. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202412 minutes, 41 seconds
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Biden’s polling pressure, UK election countdown and Lebanese farmers’ white phosphorous worries

One in three Democrats think US President Joe Biden should end his reelection bid following last week's poor debate performance against Donald Trump. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Keir Starmer have kicked off the last day of campaigning before polls open in the UK election. And farmers in southern Lebanon are testing soil in their fields amid fears it has been compromised by the Israeli military's use of white phosphorous in cross border clashes. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202412 minutes, 31 seconds
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Presidential immunity, Viktor Orban’s EU and SCOTUS’ environmental impact

The US Supreme Court has ruled that presidents have immunity for official acts carried out while in office. Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Hungary takes its turn at the rotating EU presidency. And another US Supreme Court decision may hobble environmental legislation.  Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/202412 minutes, 28 seconds
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France's far-right surge, Iran’s runoff and Sweden’s gun crime

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally leads the first round of voting in France’s parliamentary elections. A protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei and a moderate hopeful will go head-to-head in Iran’s presidential runoff election. And we look at the role youth homes played in turning Sweden into Europe’s gun crime capital.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202412 minutes, 24 seconds
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France’s snap election and the rise of the far right

President Emmanuel Macron launched a risky political gamble by calling a snap legislative election after his centrist party’s poor performance in European polls. In this special edition of Reuters World News podcast, we look at how youth support has bolstered the far right – and how a shaky leftist alliance is the main force taking them on. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202423 minutes, 1 second
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Biden’s debate performance, Trump’s false attacks, Georgia LGBT and austerity risks

US president Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump faced off in their first presidential debate. We sit down with the leader of Tbilisi Pride as Georgia signals sweeping curbs to LGBT rights are coming. Deadly protests in Kenya and a thwarted coup in Bolivia offer stark reminders of the risks of IMF-driven austerity measures. Plus, new details emerge about the car Vladimir Putin gifted North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202412 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bolivia coup attempt, US debate night and NATO’s new boss

Bolivian President Luis Arce staves off an attempted coup in which heavily armed soldiers stormed the presidential palace in La Paz. President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump face off in the first debate of the 2024 election season. And what will Mark Rutte have to contend with when he takes the helm as NATO’s new leader. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202411 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kenya protests, Russian detainees and Biden vs Trump economics

Protests in Kenya turn deadly as demonstrators storm the parliament building to protest proposed tax hikes and IMF demands. As Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich's closed-door trial starts in Russia, we take a look at the fate of other American detainees in the country. And ahead of the first US election debate between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, how will voters judge their economic records? Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202411 minutes, 45 seconds
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Trump and Ukraine peace talks, Assange’s freedom and IDF's ultra-Orthodox conscription

WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange is set to be freed after he pleads guilty to a single US espionage charge. Israel’s supreme court rules ultra-Orthodox seminary students must be drafted into the military. Donald Trump is handed a plan to stop US military aid to Kyiv unless it engages with peace talks with Moscow. And Democrats take aim at Donald Trump on the two-year anniversary of the overturn of Roe v Wade. *This episode has been corrected to remove an incorrect reference to China as the world's most populous economy. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to theReuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/202410 minutes, 28 seconds
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Attacks in Russia’s Dagestan, new US smuggling routes and Iran’s election

Gunmen attacked synagogues and churches in simultaneous attacks in Russia’s Dagestan region, killing multiple people. New smuggling routes from India and Africa to the US via Central America come with a hefty price tag. And Iranians head to the polls this week to elect a new president. Plus, as the UK gears up for its election, meet its first AI candidate.    Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202412 minutes, 13 seconds
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Extreme heat, Somalia’s peacekeepers and Ferrari’s first EV

Extreme heat kills hundreds and millions more are sweltering worldwide. What does the heatwave mean for the rest of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere? Somalia tries to slow down the withdrawal of African peacekeepers and avoid a security vacuum. And Ferrari will launch its first electric vehicle next year, with a price tag of more than $500,000.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202411 minutes, 30 seconds
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Putin in Vietnam, seafarer shortage and South Africa’s new government

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vietnam is a gamble for the Southeast Asian nation. Yemeni Houthi attacks in the Red Sea deal another blow to an industry already facing a global shortage of seafarers. And a look at the new coalition government in South Africa as the African National Congress shares power for the first time in 30 years. Plus, Russia and North Korea sign a mutual defense pact agreeing to provide military help if either face attacks. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202411 minutes, 19 seconds
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Biden’s spouse plan, Lebanon border and social media fallout

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to North Korea for the first time in 24 years. President Joe Biden is expected to announce immigration relief for people in the US without legal status who are married to US citizens. Tensions heat up on the Lebanon-Israel border. And Los Angeles considers a ban on cell phones in schools.  Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202412 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ukraine summit, Nike and Lego in Russia and the Saudi-Qatar relationship

A summit on Ukraine ends with key powers spurning a joint communique agreed on by dozens of countries. A Dutch man brings Western goods into Russia despite brands like Nike and Lego pulling out. And business is booming after a detente between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Plus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounces the Israeli military’s plan for tactical pauses in fighting to allow more aid into the Gaza Strip.     Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202412 minutes, 43 seconds
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Gaza's decimated healthcare

Specialist doctors were building a healthcare system in Gaza. Then came war. With each specialist killed, another blow is dealt to an already decimated medical care system in the enclave. Reuters has spoken to doctors, nurses, health experts and officials to find out the fate of their healthcare mission in the months since October 7th. Read Reuters' special report here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202418 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pentagon’s anti-vax campaign, South Korean shamans and the G7

Reuters uncovers a secret anti-vaccination campaign run by the Pentagon to undermine China during the pandemic. A new generation of online shamans revive an ancient tradition in South Korea, amid skepticism of their practices. Plus, after agreeing a loan deal for Ukraine, the G7 leaders' final day agenda includes China and AI discussions with the Pope.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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Musk’s Tesla paycheck, the Fed and Giorgia Meloni’s G7

Elon Musk says Tesla shareholders are voting to approve his $56 billion pay package. The Federal Reserve holds interest rates as it waits for inflation to cool, delaying a cut until as late as December. And still basking in her EU election triumph, Italy’s prime minister Giorgia Meloni hosts the G7.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202412 minutes, 21 seconds
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Gaza ceasefire prospects, Hunter Biden, migrant abuses and stunt women

A US ceasefire plan for Gaza stalls as neither Israel nor Hamas publicly commit to a deal. Hunter Biden is found guilty of lying about his drug use to buy a gun. A UN report shows that migrant expulsions from Tunisia to Libya fuel extortion and abuse. Plus, a look at the challenges of being a female stunt driver in Hollywood.  Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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UN deal, Sinn Fein’s loss, Apple’s ChatGPT deal and Mosul’s comeback

Ireland’s Sinn Fein suffers a bruising loss in local elections as voters move immigration to the top of their issues list. Apple makes a new AI push in a deal with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI. And a slice of life from the Iraqi city of Mosul, a decade after it fell to Islamic State. Plus, Hamas signals support for a U.N.-backed resolution on a Gaza ceasefire. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202412 minutes, 47 seconds
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France's far-right tilt, Israel's war cabinet shakeup and Modi's third term

French president Emmanuel Macron calls a snap election after a bruising defeat in European elections. Benny Gantz quits Benjamin Netanyahu’s emergency war cabinet. And as Narendra Modi is sworn in as India’s prime minister, we visit the temple town of Ayodhya where a miscalculation changes the outlook for his third term.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202412 minutes, 16 seconds
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Hamas capabilities, inmates-turned-firefighters and Mick Jagger

A diminished Hamas shifts to guerilla tactics signalling a long insurgency. The state of Washington pioneers a new initiative, training prison inmates to become wildland firefighters. And we sit down with Rolling Stones frontman and rock legend Mick Jagger.  Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gaza ceasefire setbacks, America’s most downloaded news app and Kenya’s ‘holy’ mission

An Israeli strike on a Gaza school and Hamas leader’s bottom line deliver setbacks to president Joe Biden’s ceasefire proposal. The most downloaded US news app has Chinese roots and ‘writes fiction’ using AI. And the unlikely circle of advisers Kenya’s William Ruto turned to for guidance on his country’s upcoming mission to Haiti. Plus we take you to a beach in Normandy, France as veterans and world leaders gather to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings ushering in the beginning of the end of World War Two. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202412 minutes, 55 seconds
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Immigration, Syrians in Lebanon and Starliner's third attempt

Following President Joe Biden’s order stopping asylum seekers from crossing the US-Mexico border, UK immigration policy comes into focus during the first debate ahead of the July 4th election. Lebanon is home to around 1.5 million Syrian refugees and they're facing increasing hostility as they fear deportations. And Boeing and NASA prepare for the Starliner launch after multiple delays and cancellations kept its first crewed flight grounded.  Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202413 minutes, 4 seconds
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Modi’s narrow lead in India, Hunter Biden gun case and Iran-backed allies in Iraq

India’s Narendra Modi is on track for a historic third term but may fall short of the landslide victory predicted. The jury is seated and will hear opening statements in Hunter Biden’s federal gun case. And Iranian-backed groups operating in Iraq have ramped up rocket and missile attacks on Israel. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/202412 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mexico’s first female president, Biden’s Gaza plan, Proud Boys and live shopping

A Benjamin Netanyahu aide confirms Israel accepts a framework deal for winding down the Gaza war being advanced by US president Joe Biden. The militant, all-male group Proud Boys is regrouping and regaining strength, stoking concern of extremist violence around the US election. Fashion retailer Zara experiments with live online shopping. Plus Claudia Sheinbaum wins a landslide election victory to become Mexico’s first woman president. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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Short of ammo, 'worse than hell': life on Ukraine's front line

Ukraine's soldiers talk of exhaustion, faith, personal loss and a perilous shortage of munitions as Russian forces take new ground. Reuters traveled along the front line, where Ukrainian troops say Vladimir Putin must be beaten back. Otherwise, said one, "he’s not going to stop over here." Read Reuters' special report here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202421 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trump guilty, Biden’s Ukraine weapons shift and India heatwave

Donald Trump has become the first US president to be convicted of a crime after a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying documents to cover up a payment to silence a porn star ahead of the 2016 election. President Joe Biden has for the first time authorized Kyiv to launch U.S.-supplied weapons at military targets inside Russia. At least 15 people have died of suspected heatstroke in India as parts of the country continue to be gripped by a debilitating heatwave. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202412 minutes, 36 seconds
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South Africa election, Biden’s nuclear push and Latin America climate case

Early projections from South Africa indicate the governing African National Congress will fall short of a majority for the first time since coming to power after the end of apartheid. Fourteen Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have been found guilty in a landmark subversion trial that critics say could deal another blow to the city's rule of law. The White House is looking at ways to support the development of new US nuclear power plants in a bid to meet climate targets. Latin America's human rights court has held a final hearing in a case looking at what countries must do to combat climate change.  Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. For more on South Africa's election listen here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202412 minutes, 25 seconds
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Debt - Paul Krugman joins our new economics podcast

US government debt isn't a crisis to Paul Krugman. The Nobel laureate has long argued that history and arithmetic suggest a crisis is unlikely. But does that hold true in other countries around the world? Can they live with the levels of debt that have become the norm, or is there a nasty shock or full-blown crisis in the offing? Krugman joins host Carmel Crimmins to talk global debt, spending and the politics driving decision-making. Plus, we take a ride on a Berlin commuter train for a real world look at the downside of balancing the books. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202427 minutes, 40 seconds
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Gaza aid pier damage, Mexico’s election and Korean trash balloons

A U.S. military-built pier off Gaza's coast is being temporarily removed after part of the structure broke off, in the latest blow to efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Mexico’s election frontrunner looks set to take a tough stance on cartels. And South Korea accuses the North of sending over balloons filled with trash and excrement.  Also, the jury in Donald Trump's criminal trial could be sent out as soon as today. For more on the case listen to our special episode here Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. For more on South Africa's election listen here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202412 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rafah camp strike, Papua New Guinea landslide and elephant greetings

An Israeli airstrike has triggered a fire that has killed 45 people in a tent camp in the Gazan city of Rafah, prompting an outcry from global leaders. Thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate from the path of a still-active landslide in Papua New Guinea, after parts of a mountain collapsed with more than 2,000 people buried. A study of African savannah elephants shows how their greetings to each other can be as complex as humans. Also, closing arguments are due to take place in Donald Trump's criminal trial. To hear about the case in more detail listen to our special episode here Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202412 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Trump criminal trial in 20 minutes

The first criminal trial against Donald Trump heads to closing arguments this week. On today’s Reuters World News, legal reporter Jack Queen boils down the last five weeks of testimony, including all the colorful characters and testimony. National political correspondent Tim Reid examines the polling on the trial’s effect on Trump’s political fortunes. Join host Jonah Green for an in-depth look at the first ever trial of a US former president. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202425 minutes, 5 seconds
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Protectionism - Listen to episode 1 of Reuters Econ World

Listen to the first episode of our new podcast. Host Carmel Crimmins and China bureau chief Kevin Krolicki discuss recent moves by the US to impose tariffs on China’s hot industry – EVs. What is protectionism versus good local policy, how have we arrived at this point, and what does it all mean for consumers and the planet? Plus, we take you on a ride to a real world example, Beijing. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202423 minutes, 44 seconds
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Putin’s ceasefire demands, World Court’s Rafah ruling and US vs Ticketmaster

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to stop the war in Ukraine if current battlefield lines are recognized. The International Court of Justice is expected to rule on a request to order Israel to halt its Rafah offensive. And the US Department of Justice and dozens of states sue Ticketmaster’s parent company – Live Nation.   Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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Palestinian statehood rift, UK election gamble and Milei's spending cuts

Spain, Norway and Ireland band together to recognize a Palestinian state. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announces an election for July 4, with the Conservative Party hoping a drop in inflation will invigorate voters. And Argentinian president Javier Milei’s spending cuts take a toll.     Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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Deadly flight turbulence, China's weight loss market and Kenya’s Haiti deployment

Passengers are left shaken after severe turbulence hit a Singapore Airlines flight. Eli Lilly’s diabetes drug wins approval in China, intensifying weight loss drugmakers’ competition in the Asian market. And a Kenyan police deployment to Haiti to help combat gang violence is imminent.   Listen to the Reuters Econ World podcast here. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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ICC arrest warrants, Iran’s successor, and an interview with Zelenskiy

The International Criminal Court applies for arrest warrants for Israel’s Netanyahu and Hamas leaders. The death of Iran’s president leaves a question mark over who will emerge as the Supreme Leader’s successor. And we sit down for an exclusive interview with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy as he marks five years in office. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202412 minutes, 20 seconds
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Iran's president dead, Assange extradition decision and Taiwan's new president

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi has been killed in a helicopter crash. Julian Assange faces a London High Court decision on his possible extradition to the US. And Taiwan’s new president tells China to stop its threats. Follow the Reuters Econ World podcast. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202412 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jobs, crime and keeping the lights on. The key issues in South Africa's election

South Africans vote in a national election on May 29, and for the first time since the end of apartheid 30 years ago polls suggest the ruling African National Congress party (ANC) is at risk of losing its parliamentary majority. Once the party of hope and change, the ANC is battling high unemployment and rising crime levels as well as issues with power supplies. Host Tara Oakes speaks with reporters Estelle Shirbon and Nellie Peyton on the key issues voters are grappling with. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202417 minutes, 21 seconds
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Gaza aid pier, Trump’s DOJ plans and AI in soccer

The US completes a floating pier to deliver aid into Gaza. Former president Donald Trump plans to stack the US Department of Justice with loyalists if he makes a return to the White House. And English soccer teams use artificial intelligence to pinpoint future stars. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202412 minutes, 22 seconds
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Slovak PM shooting, Dutch far right, Jordan’s balancing act and Trump’s defiance

Europe is on edge after an assassination attempt on Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico. Netherlands agrees a deal for a right-wing coalition government. Jordan is caught between Iran and Israel, as it thwarts an Iranian-backed sabotage plot. And former president Donald Trump lays the groundwork for contesting any November election loss. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202412 minutes, 36 seconds
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New Caledonia riots, Lael Brainard interview and Blinken’s rock performance

Riots rage in New Caledonia, as France approves changes to voting rules in the French territory. President Biden’s top economic adviser – Lael Brainard – joins the Reuters World News podcast for an interview, as the US hits China with steep tariffs. Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken rocks out at a Kyiv bar.    Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202412 minutes, 45 seconds
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Biden’s China EV tariffs, Blinken in Ukraine and secret US-Taiwan drills

President Joe Biden hikes tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine to reassure Kyiv of American support. Reuters exclusively reports that the US and Taiwan quietly held joint military drills in the Pacific. And a January 6th Capitol officer and a rioter are both on ballots in US congressional primaries.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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Russia security shake-up, tent schools in Gaza, TikTok and Swiss neutrality

Russian president Vladimir Putin replaces his defence minister Sergei Shoigu. Gazan students do what they can to keep learning during war, including classes in tents. A busy week awaits TikTok in its US legal fight. And Swiss neutrality is under a spotlight as it prepares to host a summit on Ukraine.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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Is cow cuddling safe? And other bird flu questions 

On this weekend episode we take a deep dive into bird flu. Reporters Julie Steenhuysen and Tom Polansek weigh in on what impact the latest outbreak is having on the industry, and what it really means for humans. And yes, there will be cow cuddling, which is a thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202418 minutes, 54 seconds
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Israel at Eurovision, the US tractor glut and China’s sporty pets

Israel qualifies for the Eurovision final as the war in Gaza casts a shadow. Falling crop prices mean a glut of unsold tractors and combines. And as the pet and sports markets emerge as bright spots in the Chinese economy, we visit an obstacle course catering to both.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202411 minutes, 54 seconds
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Biden’s Rafah warning, Brazil floods and German politician attacks

President Joe Biden vows to withhold weapons from Israel if its forces make a major invasion of Rafah. Severe flooding in Brazil kills at least 100 people and displaces tens of thousands. And alarm in Germany over a string of violent attacks on politicians.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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Stormy Daniels, Biden's arms block, TikTok and Kashmir

Stormy Daniels takes the stand in Donald Trump’s hush-money trial. The US halts a weapons shipment to Israel to try and head off an all-out Rafah incursion. TikTok and its Chinese owner ByteDance sue the US government. And Kashmir readies to vote in India's national election without the BJP. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202411 minutes, 56 seconds
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Gaza-Egypt crossing, Biden on antisemitism, Eurovision and the Met Gala

Israel has taken control of a critical Gaza-Egypt crossing point. President Joe Biden will address antisemitism in a Holocaust Remembrance Day speech. The Eurovision Song Contest kicks into high gear in Sweden. And A-listers walk the green-and-white carpet for the 2024 Met Gala. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202411 minutes, 49 seconds
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Rafah evacuation, Xi in Paris, Chad polls and Italy’s white-collar mafia

Gazans start leaving Rafah as Israel warns of operations. Chinese President Xi Jinping is on his first trip to Europe in five years. Chad votes in the first Sahel presidential poll since a wave of coups. And Italy’s white-collar mafia is making a business killing. Plus, our special episode on the Balkan gangsters who became Europe’s top cocaine suppliers. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Balkan gangsters who became Europe’s top cocaine suppliers

Balkan traffickers have mastered the supply of cocaine to Europe from South America, say authorities. On this special episode, journalists Gabriel Stargardter and Aleksandar Vasovic discuss how these gangs came to dominate the market and the police scramble to keep up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202417 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Niger base with Russian and US troops, German marijuana and animal consciousness

Russian soldiers have entered an air base in Niger that is hosting US troops. We take a look at how Germany’s new rules on marijuana are playing out. Dozens of researchers sign a declaration saying it’s possible animals experience consciousness. Plus, UK elections, weekend yen watch and the Eurovision Song Contest approaches. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202412 minutes, 16 seconds
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Berkeley’s bet, Weinstein re-trial and Georgia protests

As campus protests flare over the war in Gaza, some universities, such as Berkeley, are taking a different approach. Harvey Weinstein faces a New York re-trial after his conviction for rape was overturned. And police in Georgia crack down on protesters angry about a proposed bill that may soon become law.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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UCLA clashes, the Fed, marijuana and chickens vs eggs

Clashes break out between rival pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrators on UCLA’s campus. The Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day meeting as investors eye what might be next for interest rates. The US Justice Department is planning on reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. And US farmers who used to raise chickens for meat are shifting to egg production.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202412 minutes, 37 seconds
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Columbia standoff, Sudan starvation and UK Labour’s leg up

Protesters at Columbia University occupy a building on campus, as a standoff with the school over a pro-Palestinian encampment escalates. We talk to editor-in-chief of ULCA’s Daily Bruin about protests on her campus. The year-long war in Sudan drives parts of the country to the brink of famine. And the resignation of Scotland’s leader may give the UK opposition Labour party a boost ahead of national elections. We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202412 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rafah, high treason in Germany and Italy’s tourism squeeze

Israel wrestles with a possible invasion of Rafah as international pressure for a ceasefire mounts. Nine men go on trial over an alleged coup plot in Germany. And Italy tries to control tourist crowds at its popular destinations. We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202411 minutes, 57 seconds
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Food vs energy - the debate around solar farming

There’s a competition going on for the best farmland in America right now, and at the heart of this is a question: what is the best use of this land? Is it food production? Or energy?  And who’s overseeing this rapid solar expansion into the heartland? Join host Christopher Walljasper and reporter PJ Huffstutter as they wade into the debate over America’s effort to harvest the sun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202417 minutes, 46 seconds
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Weinstein, Trump partial immunity, Spanish PM’s weekend off and Yellen’s options

A New York court overturns Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction. The US Supreme Court’s conservative justices lean towards supporting some presidential immunity as Donald Trump’s case is weighed. In an interview with Reuters, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is keeping her options open on China and frozen Russian assets. And Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez takes the weekend to decide whether to step down, as his wife faces a corruption probe.   We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202412 minutes, 54 seconds
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Blinken in China, Trump immunity, Haiti violence and Russian censors

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in China with a warning about Beijing's support for Russia. The US Supreme Court takes up a historic case to decide if former presidents have criminal immunity for their time in office. Widespread gang violence continues in Haiti as the island nation waits for a new government. And Russian programmers build workarounds for government censorship.   We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202412 minutes, 40 seconds
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TikTok countdown, Trump’s foreign courters, Boeing and plastic divide

The US Senate approves a bill to ban TikTok unless it’s sold by its Chinese owner ByteDance. Countries around the world prepare for a possible second Donald Trump presidency. Boeing faces tough questions from investors as it announces results. And negotiators try to coalesce around a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.   We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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Iran’s ‘bad hijab’, Darfur threat, Ukraine recruits and Tesla challenges

Tensions mount inside Iran as crackdowns intensify on the streets. The UN says more than one million people are in immediate danger in Sudan’s North Darfur. Ukraine launches a recruitment drive to try and replenish its depleted army. And Elon Musk faces tough investor questioning over Tesla’s performance. Plus, Gaza protesters are arrested on US college campuses. We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202412 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trump in court, Netzah Yehuda and Ukraine aid

Opening statements begin in Donald Trump’s criminal trial in Manhattan. An IDF battalion faces possible US sanctions over alleged rights violations. The House passes a military aid package for Ukraine after months of wrangling. And the Supreme Court weighs punishment for homeless people sleeping outside.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202412 minutes, 44 seconds
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India election: Modi’s popularity, Hindu pride and global status

Voting is underway in India’s election, the world’s biggest. From the icy Himalayas to humid jungles nearly a billion people are eligible to vote over the next six weeks. It is a test of Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s drive to boost the economy and the country’s global status. We look at Modi’s popularity and how Hindu nationalism and a savvy social media strategy are helping to drive it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202418 minutes, 37 seconds
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Israel’s retaliation, Ukraine’s weapons and your brain, your business

Israel strikes Iranian targets, but Tehran is signalling it will not respond. Ukraine struggles to fund its domestic manufacture of weapons as it waits for US aid. A Colorado law aims to protect your brain’s data. And India goes to the polls, a jury is selected for Trump’s Manhattan trial and the new Taylor Swift album lands. We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202412 minutes, 12 seconds
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Gazans’ shattered IVF dreams, a Nazi slogan and coral reef stress

An Israeli strike on a Gaza IVF clinic destroyed 4,000 frozen embryos along with the dreams of Gazan families. A far-right German politician is on trial, accused of using a banned Nazi slogan. And global warming means the world’s coral reefs are under massive stress from bleaching. * This podcast was corrected. An earlier version incorrectly referred to an Israeli air strike destroying embryos in a Gaza IVF clinic. It was an Israeli shell. We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202412 minutes, 25 seconds
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Trump’s trials, Powell’s warning and geopolitics at the Olympics

The Supreme Court hears a January 6th case with implications for Donald Trump. Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s hawkish turn on interest rates raises the stakes for poor countries seeking debt relief. And with 100 days to go until the Olympics in Paris, global tensions hang over the Games.  We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202412 minutes, 12 seconds
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TikTok bishop stabbing, Trump in court, Solomon Islands and US election lingo

Australia reels from a second mass stabbing as a bishop and parishioners are wounded at a Sydney church. Dozens of jurors are disqualified as Donald Trump’s criminal trial for hush money paid to a porn star gets underway in New York. The Solomon Islands gets ready to vote with Washington DC and Beijing eyeing the result. And the election vocabulary you need to know ahead of November.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202412 minutes, 18 seconds
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Israel’s next move, US red line on Iran and Trump’s trial

Israel considers its next move following the first direct attack on Israeli territory by Iran. President Joe Biden tells Israel that the US will not participate in any counteroffensive. And jury selection begins in the hush money trial against former president Donald Trump.     Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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10 years after the Chibok kidnappings

A decade after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 female students from a Nigerian Christian school, Reuters reporters explore the efforts to rehabilitate those who've come home. Among them, young women who say they want to stay in their forced marriages and the repentant Boko Haram fighters who want to come in from the forest. And we hear from family of the nearly 100 young women still missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202420 minutes, 18 seconds
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Iran’s message, foreign leaders’ plea to Republicans and Myanmar’s rebels

Iran signals to Washington that it will respond to Israel's attack on its Syrian embassy in a way that aims to avoid major escalation. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is the latest in an unprecedented parade of foreign officials appealing to congressional Republicans to approve more military aid for Ukraine. Thousands of people are fleeing Myanmar for Thailand after anti-junta rebels seize a vital border town. Plus, OJ Simpson has died and Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter is charged with stealing $16 million from him. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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Middle East on high alert, independent voters and US rate cut timing

The Middle East is on high alert for a possible Iranian attack. Who are the independent voters at the heart of the US presidential race and what do they want? Stubborn inflation is delaying a potential cut to US interest rates and making it a campaign issue ahead of the November election. Plus, Germany’s dearth of soldiers is putting conscription back on the political agenda. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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Biden on Gaza ‘mistake’, Sudan’s Iran drones, US bullet train and landmark climate ruling

Joe Biden says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's approach to the war in Gaza is a "mistake" as Eid al-Fitr celebrations begin. A year into Sudan's civil war, Iranian-made armed drones have helped the army turn the tide of the conflict, a senior army source has told Reuters. How a plan to build the first high-speed rail in the U. S. using Japanese bullet trains is on the agenda and what is the global impact of a landmark climate ruling in Europe? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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Solar eclipse, Dimon’s succession, Trump on abortion and Vatican on gender change

Skywatchers across North America enjoy the solar eclipse with cheers, music and matrimony. Reuters photographers were there to capture the moment. JPMorgan is planning for life after  CEO Jamie Dimon. Donald Trump says abortion laws should be determined by U.S. states, stopping short of proposing a national ban. And the Vatican rejects gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy in new document. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202412 minutes, 35 seconds
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Gaza ceasefire talks, Iraq investment and slavery tribunal push

Israel and Hamas have sent teams to Egypt for fresh talks on a potential ceasefire. Gulf Arab states are investing in Iraq as they seek to grow soft power in a country where Iran has unparalleled influence. And  African and Caribbean nations are joining forces in the fight to create a slavery tribunal at the United Nations. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202411 minutes, 47 seconds
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The truth is out there: the Peruvian grave robbings at the center of ‘alien’ claims

Two small fossilized corpses were presented in Mexico as a sign of life beyond Earth - join Reuters journalist Cassandra Garrison on a journey for the truth through Peru’s illegal artifact trade. Audio clips from ABC7, The Stephen Colbert Show, and WION. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202420 minutes, 3 seconds
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Biden’s Gaza ultimatum, the US jobs report and a total eclipse of the sun

US President Joe Biden delivers an ultimatum to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as Israel prepares for a possible retaliation from Iran. The March US jobs report is likely to show further gains, but some sectors are not benefiting from the strong hiring trend. And a seasoned eclipse chaser readies for a rare phenomenon. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202412 minutes, 27 seconds
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World Central Kitchen’s Israel accusation, Democrats’ Florida opportunity and bird flu in cows

Celebrity chef and World Central Kitchen’s founder, Jose Andres, says Israel deliberately targeted an aid convoy killing seven of his workers, in an interview with Reuters. Democrats see room for maneuver in Florida after the state’s top court approved a six-week abortion ban and cleared the way for abortion rights to be on the ballot in the November election. And this year’s strain of Avian flu is spreading across dairy cattle herds in the US.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202412 minutes, 12 seconds
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Taiwan quake, Israel-DC balancing act, Ukraine’s drones and reindeer herders’ power struggle

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least nine and trapped dozens of people. The Israeli strike on aid workers in Gaza and the suspected Israeli strike on Iran’s embassy in Syria further complicates the relationship between Washington DC and Israel. Ukraine’s attacks on oil refineries deep inside Russia demonstrate Kyiv’s growing drone capabilities. And indigenous reindeer herders say they are threatened by Norway’s drive to become greener.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202412 minutes, 24 seconds
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Gaza aid workers killed, Iran's Syria embassy bombed, Wisconsin's primary and Erdogan's election loss

An Israeli air strike has killed seven aid workers working for World Central Kitchen in Gaza. Iran says Israel has bombed its embassy in Syria, in a strike that Tehran says has killed seven of its military advisers. The GOP is courting Black voters in Wisconsin as the battleground state heads to its primary. And Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan vows to correct mistakes which led to his party’s defeat in local elections. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202412 minutes, 13 seconds
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The military exemption dividing Israel


On this weekend episode we delve into the tensions over a bill to extend ultra-Orthodox Jews’ exemption from compulsory military service in Israel. As the deadline for a new conscription law looms, we explore the potential impact on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, the growing divide among Israelis, and the frustration of soldiers returning from Gaza. Join hosts Kim Vinnell and Maayan Lubell as they unpack the historical roots of this exemption, the economic strains on reservists, and the deepening rift between soldiers and politicians. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202413 minutes, 3 seconds
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Israeli soldiers’ videos, Biden’s oil boom and Germany Inc’s racism problem

Israeli soldiers have been posting photos and videos of themselves toying with lingerie found in Palestinian homes. US oil companies are booming under President Joe Biden even though his administration has enacted tough climate policies. And German business is struggling to attract skilled foreign workers because of xenophobia.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202411 minutes, 50 seconds
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Baltimore bridge collapse and its supply chain impact and Japan’s Trump bet

Description: Rescue workers lose hope for more survivors after a ship crashed into a Baltimore bridge causing it to collapse and putting global supply chains under further pressure. Thailand votes in favor of same-sex marriage. And Japan tees up Shinzo Abe’s ex-interpreter to help chart a course with Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202410 minutes, 12 seconds
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UN Gaza ceasefire, ISIS-K threat and Boeing’s boss

The US and Israel are on a collision course after a US abstention allowed the passage of a UN Gaza ceasefire resolution. Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K), the group claiming responsibility for the concert hall mass shooting outside Moscow, has grown in strength. And Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is stepping down as the planemaker finds itself plagued by safety concerns.     Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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Moscow attack, Israel’s military politics and the Fed’s election year challenge

Suspects appear in court after a gun attack on a concert hall outside Moscow leaves Russia reeling from the deadliest attack in more than two decades. Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant is in Washington DC as a rift grows with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a military service exemption for ultra-Orthodox Jews. And the Federal Reserve must navigate a tricky path as it prepares to cut interest rates during an election year.     Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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Trump 2024: Messianic messaging, a GOP transformed and RFK Jr’s impact

On this weekend episode our political journalists speak with host Jonah Green about how an analysis of polling shows a GOP transformed. As the former president's legal troubles mount, Christian media personalities amplify messianic language. Plus, how a third party will impact the race. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202419 minutes, 56 seconds
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US pushes Israel, Ukraine weapons and Senegal’s election

The US puts pressure on Israel with a draft resolution at the UN. How the EU hopes to use Russian assets to pay for weapons for Ukraine. Senegal heads to the polls in a tense presidential election, stoked by delays and the release of disqualified opposition figure Ousmane Sonko. Plus, a pig kidney transplant and March Madness. *This episode was corrected. An earlier version incorrectly referred to Benjamin Netanyahu as the Israeli president. He is the Israeli prime minister. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Fed, Somali pirates and Intel’s plan

The Federal Reserve fuels a Wall Street rally after signalling it’s still on track for three rate cuts in 2024. Somali pirates re-emerge, piling pressure onto the global shipping crisis. And President Joe Biden eyes a potential political win in Intel’s new $100-billion factory plan. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202412 minutes, 46 seconds
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Royal photo, Islamic State probe, Trump’s cash woes and Detroit's auto win

A second royal photograph distributed by Kensington Palace is discovered to have been edited in eight places. The UN mission probing ISIS crimes in Iraq is forced to shut down early. Donald Trump’s failure to secure a bond for the $454 million he owes in a New York case has become an issue in the presidential race. And the Biden administration’s decision to ease up on its electric vehicle push solves one political dilemma but creates another. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202412 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gaza hunger, women's health research, Gambia FGM and Italy’s news kiosks

Famine is imminent in northern Gaza and could spread across the enclave, according to a U.N.-backed report. President Biden signs an executive order seeking to erase the gender gap in government research. Gambia moves towards overturning a landmark ban on female genital cutting. And in Italy, the country’s iconic newspaper kiosks face demise.    Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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Putin's landslide win, Bank of Japan and McDonald’s boycott losses

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin claims a landslide election win further tightening his grip on power. The Bank of Japan may raise interest rates for the first time since 2007. And a mediation court hears a lawsuit by McDonald’s Malaysia against the Israel boycott movement for over $1 million in damages. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202412 minutes, 22 seconds
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The unity debate in Northern Ireland

Join Carmel Crimmins this St Patrick’s Day weekend on a melodious journey to Northern Ireland. As political changes amplify questions about the future, she hears from young musicians on what they want. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202424 minutes, 22 seconds
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Schumer v Netanyahu, Hezbollah’s resolve and Russians in LatAm

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer faces backlash after calling for new Israeli elections to push out prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu who he says, “has lost his way.” Hezbollah tells its backer Iran, that it can fight alone in the event of an Israeli incursion into southern Lebanon. And Russians who have settled in Central and South America keep track of Vladimir Putin’s certain win in the presidential election. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202412 minutes, 12 seconds
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TikTok test, Trump’s CIA op and Russian refinery attacks

A House bill forcing Chinese-owned ByteDance to sell TikTok or face a US ban meets outrage from platform users. A Reuters report reveals that when Donald Trump was president, he green lighted a CIA campaign to turn the Chinese public against Beijing. And Ukraine drone attacks on Russian oil refineries are a serious blow to its energy sector.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ukraine arms, Biden’s memory, Sudan war and OnlyFans

The Biden administration confirms it will send $300 million worth of arms to Ukraine as funding in Congress stalls. Former special counsel Robert Hur faces sharp scrutiny over his report on President Biden’s handling of classified documents and his remarks about Biden’s memory. The Sudanese army claims control of the national broadcast building in a significant advance against the RSF. And a Reuters investigation uncovers 120 cases of men and women complaining that explicit images of them have ended up on the OnlyFans platform without their consent. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202413 minutes
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Haitian PM, Dutch immigration and Orban’s Trump warning

Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry will step down following talks in Jamaica as gangs threaten law and order in the country. Tech giant ASML threatens to pull out of the Netherlands because of restrictive Dutch immigration policies. And Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban has returned home from meeting Donald Trump with a message for Europe. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202411 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ramadan without a truce, Princess Kate photo, Ireland’s ‘sexist’ constitution and the Georgia primary

Palestinians in Gaza begin the holy month of Ramadan with no sign of a ceasefire. Britain’s Princess Kate apologises for "any confusion" caused by an edited photograph issued by her office on Mother’s Day. A referendum in Ireland fails to remove language in the constitution described by the government as sexist. And Georgia readies for its presidential primaries with Black voters less enthusiastic about President Biden than they were in 2020. *This podcast was updated after the statement by the Princess of Wales.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202412 minutes, 39 seconds
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Behind the scenes of Hollywood's big night

Entertainment journalists Lisa Richwine and Rollo Ross join host Kim Vinnell for an inside look at how Tinseltown is gearing up for the Oscars. Listen in as they lift the veil on who's hot and who's not and the challenges facing the global film industry after a tumultuous year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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TikTok crackdown, Ozempic maker’s new pill and Greenland’s Indigenous women

The House of Representatives votes next week on legislation that would give China's ByteDance six months to divest from TikTok or face a U.S. ban. The market value of Novo Nordisk soars past Tesla after the maker of Ozempic and Wegovy announces positive early trial data for a new obesity drug. A group of Indigenous women in Greenland is seeking compensation from Denmark over an involuntary birth control campaign Plus, President Biden’s State of the Union speech and the coveted Oscars swag bag. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202412 minutes, 46 seconds
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State of the Union, Fed predictions and Ghana’s costly LGBTQ bill

President Joe Biden prepares for his State of the Union address with a splintered base and voter concerns about his age and policies. Fed Chair Jerome Powell gives testimony on Capitol Hill insisting the US is on a good path for a soft landing. Ghana faces a billion-dollar loss in international aid if it passes an anti-LGBTQ bill into law. And a health emergency is declared in Brazil over Dengue Fever. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202412 minutes, 2 seconds
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Haley's exit, Gaza famine, gigafactory attack and Bitcoin’s high

Nikki Haley ends her bid for the White House, guaranteeing former president Donald Trump will scoop up the Republican party nomination and face a rematch with incumbent Joe Biden. The UN warns the Gaza Strip is on the brink of famine. Far-left activists claim responsibility for a suspected arson attack which has shut down Tesla's Berlin gigafactory. And Bitcoin and stablecoin giant Tether hit records.    Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202413 minutes, 8 seconds
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UN on Hamas rape charges, Super Tuesday and Haiti’s gangs

UN experts say it’s likely that rape and gang rape occurred during the Hamas raids in Israel on October 7. It’s Super Tuesday and voters are deciding on more than Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s candidacies for the presidential election. In Haiti a state of emergency has been declared as criminal gangs try to topple the prime minister. And the mystery of a stolen Ferrari is solved ... 30 years later.     Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202412 minutes, 44 seconds
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Harris’ Gaza demand, France abortion, China parliament and Arctic foxes

Vice President Kamala Harris urges an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as the US air drops aid into the enclave. France is expected to enshrine the right to an abortion in its constitution. Thousands of delegates head to Beijing for the opening session of parliament with expectations low for a major stimulus package to boost the economy. And in remote Norway, conservationists try to protect the Arctic Fox. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202412 minutes, 39 seconds
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Beyond Super Tuesday: Voters and issues shaping the general election

Join members of the Reuters election team for a conversation with host Christopher Walljasper about how some key voting groups are thinking about the race for the White House. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202429 minutes, 5 seconds
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Gaza aid deaths, South Africa's toughest gig and South Korea's birth rate

Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian civilians during a chaotic attempt to get humanitarian aid into Gaza. Dan Marokane is taking on what’s been described as the toughest job in South Africa – running energy provider Eskom. A Palestinian pop singer hopes to compete for Iceland at Eurovision. And why South Korea’s record low birth rate is plumbing new depths. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mitch McConnell, Navalny’s funeral and the Ambani mega deal and party

A Hamas call for Palestinians to march to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque at the start of Ramadan raises the stakes in truce talks. Mitch McConnell steps down as Senate Republican leader, paving the way for a more Trump-friendly generation. The widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is worried about arrests ahead of his funeral in Moscow. And a double celebration for Asia’s richest family after they seal a mega merger with Disney in India. Plus, Trump’s immunity claim, the Illinois primary and Texas wildfires. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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Political extremism, Macron, Wendy’s surge pricing and Google AI

Political extremism is US voters’ top worry according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Google is working to fix its Gemini AI tool after photo diversity scandal. French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked confusion and irritation among some allies after discussing the idea of Western troops in Ukraine. Wendy’s trial of surge pricing is unnerving the fast food industry. Plus, Gaza protest vote in Michigan and Apple pulls plug on electric cars. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202412 minutes, 27 seconds
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Gaza truce hopes, European troops and Ukraine, Senegal tensions and police in San Francisco

President Biden says he’s hopeful for a Gaza ceasefire within the week. French President Emmanuel Macron has opened the door to European nations sending troops to Ukraine. Senegal waits for an election date with its democratic record on the line. And San Francisco considers a controversial move – giving more power to its police.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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Palestinian PM upheaval, Republicans’ IVF scramble, return of Congress and soaring airfares

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh resigns. The Alabama ‘embryos are children’ ruling puts Republicans on the defensive. Congress reconvenes this week in the face of a looming shutdown, a tussle over military aid and an impeachment. And summer air fare prices are taking off. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202412 minutes, 18 seconds
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Two years later: On the frontlines of the Ukraine war

As the war in Ukraine moves into a third year, soldiers are weary and Ukrainians struggle with an uncertain future. Join reporters Max Hunder and Charlotte Bruneau as they meet with soldiers on the battlefield and villagers living with war on their doorsteps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202417 minutes, 13 seconds
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Moon landing, Nvidia frenzy, ‘The Trump whisperer’ at NATO and Alabama embryo ruling

The United States has achieved its first moon landing in half a century with a private spacecraft. AI mania has added a whopping $277 billion to Nvidia’s market value. Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, known as ‘The Trump whisperer’ for his skill in handling the then US president at a NATO summit in 2018, is in pole position to be the next head of the alliance. And in the wake of Alabama’s embryo ruling, a woman in that state tells us she wants to move her three frozen embryos out of the country.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202412 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nikkei record, Iranian missiles in Russia and Trump at CPAC

Japanese stocks have surpassed their 1989 peak. Iran has sent hundreds of ballistic missiles to Russia at a critical point in the Ukraine conflict. Donald Trump stars at the annual conference for conservative leaders. And Serbia’s pollution problem is a stumbling block for EU accession. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202412 minutes, 47 seconds
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US Gaza veto, Lockbit hack and Chinese fast fashion

The US has again vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The Lockbit cybercrime gang is hacked by a rare international law enforcement operation. Chinese fast fashion giants Shein and Temu are snapping up all the space on cargo planes. Plus, Nikki Haley says she’s staying in the race after Saturday’s primary and Pakistan may soon have a government. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202412 minutes, 23 seconds
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Navalny’s widow, Assange and Spanish brown bears

Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, has vowed to take up the fight against President Vladimir Putin. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing a final UK battle to avoid extradition to the U.S. Elon Musk says the first human patient implanted with a Neuralink brain chip can control a computer mouse just by thinking. And Iberian brown bears are venturing into town. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202410 minutes, 54 seconds
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Uruguay’s cocaine problem

Join journalists Lucinda Elliott and Gabriel Stargardter as they speak to host Christopher Walljasper about their journey to trace a surge in cocaine shipments from Uruguay. The small, affluent nation is desperate from help from the U.S., but the DEA has shuttered its offices in the capital, according to sources. And the European countries that receive the majority of the cocaine also have little law enforcement presence.          Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/202418 minutes, 16 seconds
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Interview: John Kirby on the consequences of Washington's $95 billion security bill fight

Host Jonah Green and White House national security spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby discuss the $95 billion military aid package that's stuck in Congress and the ramifications for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and US allies. What are the geopolitical consequences if the security bill isn't passed and what can the White House do to protect civilians in Gaza? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202415 minutes, 20 seconds
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Space nukes, US divisions worry security summit and John Kirby on Russia

Wars in Ukraine and the Middle East are set to dominate the annual Munich Security Conference – along with fears of US political divisions. What nuclear weapons in space would mean for humanity. Plus, we speak to White House national security spokesperson John Kirby. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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Super Bowl parade shooting, Indonesia's election, Europe’s birth rate and young Wegovy users

A shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade has left one dead. Indonesia’s defence minister has declared victory in the election. Europe struggles to boost its birth rates. And weight loss drug use is on the rise among young people. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202412 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mayorkas, judges under threat and Valentine’s spay

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Biden's top border official. Divisive US politics have led to a leap in threats against judges. Indian security forces fire tear gas to stop protesting farmers from reaching New Delhi. And this Valentine’s Day name an ex, neuter a cat and nix the love.    Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202412 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ukraine’s Starlink claims, Israel-Lebanon truce proposal, super sneakers and driverless cars

Ukraine has said Russian forces are buying Starlink terminals in “Arab countries” for use on the battlefield. France has called for Hezbollah to withdraw 6 miles from the border with Israel as part of a proposal to end hostilities at the Lebanon-Israel frontier. Kelvin Kiptum was targeting marathon history before his death. But the shoe technology now driving the sport means someone else will break the two-hour barrier. Plus, San Francisco’s Waymo arson attack sparks fresh debate over self-driving cars. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202413 minutes, 2 seconds
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Rafah hostages, Trump’s NATO threat and Super Bowl surprises

Israel has freed two hostages from Rafah under the cover of airstrikes which local health officials said killed more than 60 Palestinians. The White House and European allies have slammed Donald Trump for his outburst against NATO. Pakistan is in political limbo after a shock election result. Plus, a nail-biting Super Bowl featuring halftime cameos, Taylor Swift on the pitch and Beyonce announcing a country album. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202412 minutes, 40 seconds
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Eagle Pass: What it's like to live in an infamous border town

Eagle Pass has shared a border with Mexico for generations, but recently it's become the center of a heated political debate over illegal immigration. An influx of migrants, and surge of Texas National Guard troops trying to stop them, has transformed the town. Immigration reporter Ted Hesson recently visited Eagle Pass to speak with residents about what it's like to live there, and what effect this immigration fight is having on them. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202415 minutes, 58 seconds
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An internationalist's guide to America’s spectacle: Super Bowl LVIII, Swift and Vegas

Reuters global sports editor Ossian Shine has traveled the earth covering the world’s biggest sporting events: Olympics, World Cups and Grands Prix. Now, he’ll experience America’s biggest spectacle for the first time. Hear from Ossian and our entertainment and sports journalists about what the world should expect from the first Super Bowl in Las Vegas. (Spoiler alert: this podcast does include Taylor Swift discussions.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202429 minutes, 17 seconds
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Biden’s memory, Pakistan’s next government and human ashes on the moon

President Biden has hit back against a special counsel’s report which described him as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory”. As counting continues after Pakistan’s general election, we look at how the White House views its relationship with the country. Can you send human ashes to the moon? We look at the legal frontiers being tested by privately-funded missions to the moon. Plus, Ukraine replaces its popular army chief, Trump appears headed for victory at the Supreme Court and Super Bowl ticket mania. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202412 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ukraine aid, Tucker Carlson’s Putin interview and Congo’s M23 rebels

Democrats have promised a vote on Thursday on a bill to give military aid to Ukraine after Senate Republicans blocked a border security bill that included the funding. Tucker Carlson has said his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be broadcast on Thursday night. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected Hamas’ terms for a ceasefire as “delusional”. Thousands of civilians have been forced to flee in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to an offensive by M23 rebels. Plus, China’s ‘Broker Butcher’ and mobile phone coverage is suspended in Pakistan as voters head to the polls. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202412 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hamas' counteroffer, GOP border battles, Trump and Prince William's duties

Hamas has proposed a ceasefire plan that would halt fighting in Gaza for four-and-a-half months. Donald Trump has moved closer to an unprecedented criminal trial after a federal appeals court rejected his immunity claim. Prince William is expected to help carry out public duties while King Charles is being treated for cancer. Boeing is facing even more regulatory scrutiny after it emerged a door panel that flew off mid-flight appeared to be missing four key bolts. Plus, Haley’s defeat in Nevada and the bitter fight over US border legislation.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202413 minutes, 4 seconds
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Blinken’s Middle East mission, border deal backlash and Hollywood shrinks

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East as part of the US’s push for peace. A bipartisan Senate bill on border security faces a Republican backlash in the House of Representatives. Hollywood is cutting costs as the era of ‘peak TV’ ends. Plus, King Charles is treated for cancer and Nikki Haley requests secret service protection.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202412 minutes, 10 seconds
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US strikes Iran-backed groups, Dem kingmaker and China targets Australian writer

The United States intends to launch further strikes at Iran-backed groups in the Middle East after hitting Tehran-aligned factions in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. We sit down with Democrat kingmaker Jim Clyburn to find out what Biden needs to win. A Beijing court has handed Australian writer Yang Hengjun a suspended death sentence. Plus, Taylor Swift makes Grammy history. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202412 minutes, 40 seconds
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The ‘dirty’ debate over mining for clean energy in America

Ernest Scheyder, Reuters senior correspondent and author of the new book THE WAR BELOW, joins the podcast to examine the many challenges that lie ahead for mining for clean energy in the US. Environmental risks, policy differences, national security concerns and backlash from communities where minerals are located are shaping the debate over America’s reliance on new types of power. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/202422 minutes, 9 seconds
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North Korea’s fake eyelashes

For sanctions-strapped North Korea, sales of fake eyelashes – marketed in beauty stores around the world as “made in China” – are a vital source of foreign currency. Listen to a special episode of Reuters World News to hear how North Korean eyelashes make their way to the West. Hear about the workers who make the product and the town in China that bills itself as the ‘eyelash capital of the world’. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202410 minutes, 14 seconds
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Biden and Israeli settlers, Iran tensions and Trump’s Georgia prosecutor

President Biden has imposed sanctions on Israeli settlers accused of violent attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. Iran tries to avoid a regional conflict as the US weighs a response to Sunday's drone attack. The scandal surrounding the Georgia prosecutor overseeing the election interference case against Donald Trump. Plus, a ban on XL Bully dogs takes effect in parts of the UK and why Apple disappointed investors. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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TikTok music fight, Fed caution and Trump’s inner circle

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has pushed back on the timing of a rate cut. European Union leaders have unanimously agreed to extend 50 billion euros in aid to Ukraine, overcoming weeks of resistance from Hungary. We go inside Donald Trump’s inner circle to find out how smoothly things are going, compared with four years ago. Plus, Universal’s fight with TikTok over music rights leaves the platform short of tunes. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202411 minutes, 47 seconds
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Israel’s hospital raid, Imran Khan’s jail time, the Fed and Northern Ireland

Israeli commandos disguised as medical workers and Muslim women have raided a hospital in the occupied West Bank, killing three Palestinian militants. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s jail sentences pile up ahead of next week’s general election in Pakistan. Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government is expected to resume after two years with an Irish Nationalist at the helm. Plus, Hamas considers ceasefire deal and the Fed’s first meeting of the year. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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UN agency accusations, China fentanyl talks and Russian doping

The future of the UN agency for Palestinians is in doubt after an Israeli intelligence dossier alleged some staff took part in abductions and killings during the October 7 raid. US and Chinese officials meet to try and stop the flow of fentanyl. The teenage Russian ice skater banned for doping. Plus, Elon Musk’s Neuralink implants first brain chip in a human and Hong Kong’s leader seeks new security laws. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202412 minutes, 15 seconds
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US deaths in Jordan, Evergrande’s liquidation and West Africa's crumbling unity

The killing of three U.S. soldiers by Iran-backed militants is piling pressure on President Biden to deal a blow directly against Iran. A Hong Kong court has ordered the liquidation of property giant China Evergrande Group. Plus, three military-run states say they are leaving a regional bloc in West Africa that had been pressuring them to return to democratic rule. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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Inside Israeli politics

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, hear from our correspondents about the view of the war from inside Israel. And how that's affecting politics and the rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202424 minutes, 21 seconds
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China's Iran pressure, French farmers protest and ‘Pokemon with guns’

Chinese officials have asked their Iranian counterparts to help rein in attacks on ships in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis. Alabama carries out America’s first nitrogen gas execution. Protesting French farmers edge closer to Paris as the far right seeks to capitalise on the demonstrations. Plus, ‘Pokemon with guns’ – a controversial new video game goes viral. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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Russian plane, Trump’s VP, butter chicken and transatlantic tea spat

Russia has accused Ukraine of shooting down a military transport plane carrying Ukrainian soldiers to a prisoner exchange. Ukraine has not directly confirmed it shot down the plane, nor that Ukrainian prisoners were on board. The names being discussed for Donald Trump’s VP pick. Plus, who invented butter chicken? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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Trump’s win, Putin’s rival, Netflix wrestling and Dior bag scandal

Donald Trump has cruised to victory in New Hampshire. In Russia, an anti-war candidate is trying to harness a protest vote against President Vladimir Putin. Netflix’s deal for World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw. Plus, a Dior bag scandal in South Korea. Listen to our special episode on the New Hampshire primary here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202411 minutes, 55 seconds
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Israel death toll, New Hampshire, malaria vaccine and Costa Rican crime

Israel has said 24 soldiers were killed in Gaza – their deadliest day of the ground invasion. Voting has begun in New Hampshire in what could be Nikki Haley’s last chance to surprise Donald Trump. Cameroon has started the world’s first routine malaria vaccine rollout. Plus, how Costa Rica is cracking down on crime. Listen to our special episode on the New Hampshire primary here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202412 minutes, 8 seconds
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DeSantis out, Indian temple, Ukraine’s reconstruction and Karl Marx’s cemetery

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ended his fading presidential campaign and endorsed Donald Trump just two days before the New Hampshire primary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opened a major Hindu temple in northern India, marking a milestone for Hindu nationalists and Modi’s campaign for re-election. Ukraine considers when to spend money on reconstruction. Plus, solving a grave problem in a London cemetery. Listen to our special episode on the New Hampshire primary here. Listen to our special episode on migrants being bused from Texas here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202412 minutes, 50 seconds
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What to know ahead of the New Hampshire primary

Trump and Haley are sharpening their attacks as the New Hampshire primary approaches. But after Trump's big win in Iowa, is it all over? Or might the Granite State throw him a curve ball? Political correspondents James Oliphant, Gram Slattery and Jarrett Renshaw join the podcast to preview Tuesday's primary, unpack Trump's strategy of campaigning from his court appearances and speak with Biden's sole Democratic challenger. *This podcast was updated after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced he was dropping out of the Republican presidential primary. A reference to DeSantis being in the race has been removed. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/202419 minutes, 53 seconds
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Following the migrants being bused from Texas to Democrat-led cities

Texas' Republican Governor Greg Abbott has said he wants to “bring the border” to Democratic-led cities by offering migrants free bus rides north. The sudden influx of 100,000 asylum seekers has strained social services in these cities, which has put more pressure on President Joe Biden. But what is it like for those who take the trip? Our reporter Kristina Cooke spoke to over a dozen migrants about their journey and kept in touch with them as they tried to make a home in the U.S.. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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China’s Red Sea headache, Yemen's social media 'pirate' and US third parties

Red Sea shipping attacks by Yemen’s Houthi militia are putting China's exporters under pressure. A self-proclaimed Yemeni pirate has taken social media by storm. Why Democrats are worried about third parties. Plus, Congress clears a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pakistan’s Iran strikes, German far-right and Texas border fight

Pakistan has conducted strikes inside Iran targeting separatist Baloch militants, two days after Tehran said it had attacked the bases of another group within Pakistani territory. Germans protest the far-right AfD after a report that two senior party members discussed plans for the mass deportation of citizens of foreign origin. Plus, Texas’ showdown with the federal government over border enforcement. Listen to our special episode on Davos here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202412 minutes, 31 seconds
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US Houthi escalation, China’s shrinking population and Milei’s shock therapy in Davos

The United States is entering a new phase in its attacks against the Iran-backed Houthi movement in Yemen. China’s population has fallen for a second year after it recorded a record low birth rate.  Argentina’s self-styled ‘anarcho-capitalist’ leader Javier Milei addresses the World Economic Forum at Davos. Plus, the Republican race moves to New Hampshire and a "subtle" ambulance approach for Defense Secretary Austin. Listen to our special episode on Davos here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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Trump’s Iowa domination, Iran strikes, China’s charm offensive and Polish politics

Donald Trump has secured a resounding win in the first 2024 Republican presidential contest in Iowa. Iran's Revolutionary Guards have launched attacks in Iraq and Syria as concerns grow over the Gaza conflict escalating. China is sending its most significant delegation to Davos since 2017, as it looks to woo the global elite. A Polish court has blocked the dismissal of a top prosecutor by the new government. Plus, Succession and The Bear win big at the Emmys.  Listen to our special episode on Davos here. Listen to our special episode on the Iowa caucuses here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202412 minutes, 54 seconds
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China’s sway in Israel and Ukraine, Taiwan results and Iowa caucus

China has called for authoritative peace talks between Israel and Hamas – and Ukraine is also hoping for their involvement to end conflict with Russia. Washington faces its own balancing act with China after Taiwan's elections. Plus, it’s a cold caucus day in Iowa. Listen to our special episode on Davos here. Listen to our special episode on the Iowa caucuses here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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Iowa 2024: Trump versus the rest

We travel to cold, snowy Iowa, where Donald Trump dominates the polls, while his Republican rivals for the White House have been making their case for why they should be the GOP pick. Our host, Iowa native Christopher Walljasper, talks to voters on what's driving their decisions and Reuters political correspondents on why this caucus is unlike decisions of the past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/202426 minutes, 53 seconds
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Davos 2024: A primer on the global elite gathering

The 54th World Economic Forum occurs against a complicated geopolitical and economic backdrop. As world leaders, CEOs, bankers and billionaires meet in Davos to try and solve the world's problems, rising inequality and instability have eroded global trust in the institutions they represent. Join host Kim Vinnell and Global Breaking News Editor Leela de Kretser in a discussion about what to expect at this year's event.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202414 minutes, 7 seconds
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US Houthi strikes, Iran’s tanker seizure, Britain’s Post Office and the Emmys

The US and Britain have launched strikes from the air and sea against Houthi military targets in Yemen. Iran says it has seized a tanker in retaliation for the confiscation last year of the same vessel by the US. A TV drama exposes one of Britain's biggest miscarriages of justice – at the Post Office. The Emmys are back – the same night as the Iowa caucuses. Plus, all the gadgets at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Listen to our special episode on Taiwan's elections here. *This episode was updated. A headline about Donald Trump tangling with the judge in his civil fraud trial was removed due to it incorrectly referring to New York Attorney General Letitia James as the US attorney general.    Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202411 minutes, 4 seconds
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Israel in court, UN helicopter capture and Ukraine’s missing orphans

The International Court of Justice is set to hear a case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of genocide in the Gaza war. Al Shabaab militants have captured a United Nations helicopter when it made an emergency landing in an area controlled by the Islamist group. And in Ukraine, authorities continue to investigate the alleged deportation of dozens of orphans from the formerly occupied southern city of Kherson. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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Iraq PM on US exit, Trump back on Fox, Ecuador violence and eating disorders at the Olympics

The Iraqi prime minister tells Reuters why he is calling for the U.S. military to withdraw. A TV station is stormed by an armed gang as violence escalates in Ecuador. Donald Trump appears live on Fox News for a townhall ahead of the Iowa caucuses – what is his relationship with the network like now? Athletes raise concerns about eating disorders in climbing and call for action ahead of this year’s Olympics. Plus, Lloyd Austin’s health and Bitcoin’s false alarm. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202413 minutes, 2 seconds
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Israel in Syria, Biden’s Austin problem and the price hit from Red Sea attacks

Israel is unleashing deadlier, more frequent, air raids against Iran-linked targets in Syria. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s failure to disclose his hospitalizations is creating a political headache for Joe Biden. Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea is likely to push up prices for consumers. Plus, with less than a week to go before the first primary of the 2024 presidential race, the top three Republican contenders are intensifying attacks on one another.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202412 minutes, 43 seconds
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Grounded Boeings, Congress spending, US in Iraq and Oppenheimer triumphs

Boeing is under pressure after a plug door blew off a plane mid-flight. Congressional leaders have reached agreement on overall spending levels – but Black Americans fear any cuts would disproportionately affect them. Plus, Iraq wants to remove the U.S.-led international military coalition from the country and Oppenheimer wins five Golden Globes. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202412 minutes, 37 seconds
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What you need to know about the Taiwan election

Taiwan’s voters head to the polls in a hotly contested election. In this special episode of Reuters World News, we look at why China's shadow looms large over the vote and how the election poses challenges for the United States, regardless of the outcome. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202424 minutes, 2 seconds
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Israel’s Phase IV, Golden Globes, a new Danish queen and a darts king

Israel announced a more targeted approach in hunting down Hamas fighters in Gaza and set out plans for what happens after the war. Denmark's Queen Margrethe II begins process of handing over the throne to her son Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian wife Mary. Hollywood prepares for Sunday's Golden Globes, the first big party in Tinseltown since the contentious labor disputes. Plus, the teenage sensation that has taken the world of darts by storm.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202412 minutes, 40 seconds
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Iran attack, Harvard racism allegations, GOP at border and Pistorius release

Iran has blamed unspecified “terrorists” for two explosions that have killed nearly 100 people at a ceremony to commemorate a former commander. Claudine Gay’s resignation as Harvard president is being described as a political win for Republicans. House speaker Mike Johnson has said the U.S. has reached "a breaking point" with illegal immigration, after a visit to the Mexico border. Plus, Oscar Pistorius is set to be released on parole and Ukraine and Russia exchange prisoners of war. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202412 minutes, 58 seconds
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Hamas killing, Japan runway crash, Biden unplugged and clandestine cats

The killing of a senior Hamas leader in an Israeli drone strike in Beirut has raised the potential risk of the war in Gaza spreading. Japan begins twin probes into a rare runway collision in Tokyo. Harvard’s president resigns. Plus, how Joe Biden’s candor could impact his campaign and the Singapore residents who have been keeping a feline secret.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202412 minutes, 13 seconds
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SKorea stabbing, Japan quake, Israel’s Supreme Court and Chinese defense

South Korea’s opposition chief is stabbed in the neck in the southern city of Busan. Rescuers struggle to reach isolated areas hit by a deadly earthquake in Japan. Israel’s Supreme Court has struck down a law that sparked months of nationwide protests. And what the new Chinese defense minister means for US relations. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202411 minutes, 20 seconds
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2024 elections around the world: Democracy on the line

It's been called the biggest year for democracy since democracy began. More than a third of the world's population go to the polls in 2024 to elect leaders, including Taiwan, Russia, India and the United States. But that doesn't mean democracy is thriving. Join global managing editor Mark Bendeich and host Christopher Walljasper as they discuss the elections in 2024 that will shape the end of this decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202323 minutes, 58 seconds
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Second Trump ban, Bitcoin's outlook and New Year, new cocktails

Maine disqualifies Donald Trump from the state ballot in next year’s presidential primary. Russia launches a huge wave of air strikes across Ukraine. Bitcoin's bounce-back and what comes next. Our photos of the year from Reuters journalists. And are you ready for New Year's Eve? Drinks makers push for homemade cocktails to celebrate.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trump’s revenge, Russia’s party problem and Ukraine’s battle fatigue

A court victory for Donald Trump and what his "revenge" might include if he wins the White House a second time. A rapper is jailed and celebrities lose sponsorship deals after a semi-naked party that has left President Vladimir Putin unamused. The war in Ukraine is taking its toll on the mental health of soldiers, but many of those being treated want to return to the frontline. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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Gaza war warning, toxic cough syrup and Ireland's immigration issues

Israel's war on Hamas will last months, Israel's military chief has said. How hundreds of children were poisoned by toxic cough syrup . Immigration becomes a key issue in Irish politics, as residents of one small coastal town fight against the arrival of refugees. Colorado authorities investigate possible threats to justices. Plus, Lee Sun-kyun, the South Korean actor who starred in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, is found dead.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202312 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ready for rate cuts? The gap between the Fed and Europe

A gap has opened up between the Federal Reserve and major central banks in Europe over interest rates. After two years of hikes, the Fed is ready to start talking about rate cuts. The European Central Bank and the Bank of England aren’t there yet. The markets, meanwhile, seem to be getting ahead of everyone. Join our economics correspondents as we explore what this all means for consumers on either side of the Atlantic. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202321 minutes, 26 seconds
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Prague shooting, Swiss cocaine, European soccer and Mariah Carey

The historic Czech capital is left reeling after the country’s worst-ever mass shooting. A court ruling puts a soccer Super League back in contention in Europe. Switzerland’s capital considers trialling sales of cocaine for recreational use. Plus, how Mariah Carey scored a rare modern Christmas hit. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202312 minutes, 36 seconds
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Counting the dead in Gaza, Mexican fentanyl labs and urban farming

In Gaza, morgue volunteers are trying to keep an accurate tally of the dead – despite a lack of food and water to keep them going. Why Mexico’s data on cracking down on fentanyl labs might not be as impressive as it seems. Hamas’ leader comes to Egypt for ceasefire talks. Plus, the urban farm school trying to breathe fresh air into students’ ambitions. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202312 minutes, 44 seconds
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Trump’s Colorado ban, Ukraine's rough road, DRC elections and Brazilian geese police

Colorado’s top court has ruled Donald Trump is disqualified from serving as U.S. president and cannot appear on the primary ballot there. Ukraine’s economy faces a tough 2024 as Western aid concerns grow. Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition alleges fraud as elections are underway. Plus, the geese keeping Brazil’s prisoners in check.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Red Sea force, China quake, Texas migrants and Southwest's record fine

The United States is leading efforts to safeguard commerce in the Red Sea. Texas is to arrest migrants suspected of crossing the border illegally under a new state law. Southwest Airlines’ record penalty over holiday meltdown. Plus, deadly China earthquake, Apple faces US watch ban and going on a hot date in a California ice bath.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202310 minutes, 52 seconds
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Huge Gaza tunnel, China critic on trial, Hispanic voters lean Trump and big arms deals

Israel says it’s uncovered Hamas’ biggest tunnel yet in Gaza. Why pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai’s trial could sour US-China diplomatic relations. Hispanic voters who are leaning towards Donald Trump could be a headache for President Joe Biden. And the US arms makers expecting a strong year in 2024. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202312 minutes, 36 seconds
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COP28: The one with all the fossil fuels

COP28’s climate deal was historic in its mention of starting to reduce global consumption of fossil fuels. How did we get there? And what happens now?  Join our climate reporters in a discussion about what we learned from the UN Climate Summit. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/16/202321 minutes, 14 seconds
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AI Putin and the marathon Q&A, EU welcomes Ukraine, Mexican migrants

The European Union has decided to start historic membership talks with Ukraine – but Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is still holding up aid money. How cartel violence has spurred record Mexican migration to the US. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says Israel will transition to a new phase of its war in Gaza. Plus, what it’s like to sit through a four-hour news conference by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/15/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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Israel undeterred, Argentina’s shock and fast fashion goes upmarket

Israel looks increasingly isolated as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to keep up the war against Hamas – and polls show most Israelis back him. Argentina receives its first dose of economic “shock therapy” promised by new President Javier Milei. The rise in popularity of weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Zepbound has some employers adding new rules and restrictions to accessing these drugs. And how some of the big names in fast fashion are making money by going upmarket. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/14/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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UN climate deal, Zelenskiy sidelined, Hungary's hardline and Sunak survives

Nations strike a deal at COP28 to transition away from fossil fuels. Zelenskiy leaves DC empty-handed after facing a skeptical reception from Republican lawmakers. Meanwhile in Europe, Hungary is threatening to veto a multi-billion euro aid package for Ukraine. Plus, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak wins a key vote on his contentious immigration policy but his leadership and government are still risk.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.  
12/13/202311 minutes, 3 seconds
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Texas abortion ruling, COP's fossil fuel fight and AI campaign volunteers

Texas’ top court rules against woman who sought abortion for medical emergency. A draft deal at COP28 faces fossil fuel backlash. Pressure grows on Harvard University’s governing body to make a call on the future of its president in antisemitism row. How AI is helping campaigners in the US election. Plus, Trump stays ahead in Republican race and Turkey soccer in crisis after a referee is punched by a club president. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.  
12/12/202312 minutes, 22 seconds
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Zelenskiy’s double whammy, US election prep and breakdancing at the Olympics

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is on a last-ditch lobbying trip to Washington this week. With talks on US aid for the war stalled in Congress, he’s meeting with lawmakers and President Joe Biden. But Zelenskiy is also facing a funding battle in Europe. Groups across the U.S. political spectrum prepare for threats to the democratic process in 2024. As breakdancing makes its Olympics debut, Adidas seeks to capitalise on a new generation of sports. Plus, the latest from Gaza and a bid for Macy’s. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.  
12/11/202312 minutes, 44 seconds
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How we investigated the killing of a Reuters journalist

Nearly two months after the death of Issam Abdallah on the Lebanon border, a Reuters investigation has found that an Israeli tank crew killed him by firing two shells in quick succession. Join bureau chiefs Maya Gebeily and Anthony Deutsch as they recount their extraordinary reporting journey to determine the cause of their colleague's death and hold those responsible to account. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/10/202329 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wisconsin to Mexico: A reporter’s journey tracing gun trafficking

Join investigative reporter Sarah Kinosian as she unravels a gun trafficking operation that stretched from Racine, Wisconsin to Mexico’s drug cartels. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/9/202334 minutes, 45 seconds
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Beyond 'rizz', Blinken's Israel gap and Texas abortion

Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized Israel on civilian deaths in Southern Gaza. A Texas judge ruled in favor of a woman seeking an abortion, despite the state's restrictive access. Egyptians head to the polls. Plus, we talk to the head of Oxford Languages about 'rizz' and the other words that shaped the year. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/8/202312 minutes, 37 seconds
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The killing of a Reuters journalist, Tesla’s Scandi revolt and NZ’s Indigenous rights rollback

Israeli tank fire killed Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah in Lebanon. Hear about the Reuters investigation into his death. Elon Musk faces growing industrial action in Scandinavia. Protests in New Zealand over the new government’s rollback of Indigenous policies. Plus, Republicans block aid to Ukraine and insults fly as Nikki Haley’s rise makes her a target in the Republican debate. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/7/202313 minutes, 26 seconds
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Putin in the Gulf, Haley on stage and Italy’s surprise for foreign workers

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks oil and conflict as he visits the UAE and Saudi Arabia on a rare trip abroad. Nikki Haley looks to make the most of her moment as Republicans go head-to-head without Trump in tonight’s debate. Italy’s right-wing government talks tough on migrants while opening up to foreign workers. Plus, nuclear gets a boost at COP28 but fossil fuels deal is in the balance. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/6/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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US warships on alert, Ukraine funding and SCOTUS on the Sacklers

The US Navy is on high alert in the Red Sea after a series of drone attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy is set to appeal directly to senators after the White House warned US funding for the war is running out. Supreme Court justices appear split over whether to approve a bankruptcy settlement with the makers of OxyContin. Israel investigates allegations of sexual violence by Hamas. Plus, COP28 turns its attention to fossil fuels and a former US ambassador is charged over spying for Cuba. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/5/202312 minutes, 56 seconds
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Red Sea tensions, US pressure on Israel and Venezuela’s vote

 A U.S. Navy destroyer shoots down three drones during an attack on commercial vessels in the Red Sea. The United States issues increasingly stark warnings to Israel as it expands its offensive in Gaza. Venezuelans vote in favour of President Nicolas Maduro’s claim over a large part of neighbouring Guyana. An impending ban on dog meat is triggering farmer protests in South Korea. Plus, the latest on deadly, weekend attacks in Paris and the Philippines. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/4/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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The town threatened by a melting glacier

 As world leaders, environmental groups and private industry meet at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, residents of planet Earth are already doing what they can to adapt to a transformed world. On today's episode, our correspondent travels to one remote village at the foot of a glacier in northern Pakistan to see how they are trying to defend themselves from devastating glacial flooding. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/3/202311 minutes, 20 seconds
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COP 28: What's at stake in global climate talks

As the world begins to feel the effects of climate change, government leaders, environmental activists and private interests are converging in Dubai for the COP28 climate summit. In this special podcast episode, we look at what's at stake as the world gets hotter, do nations have the political will to do what is neccessary, and some of the solutions being discussed. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/2/202329 minutes, 40 seconds
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War resumes, Musk Vs Cybertruck and mystery dog illness

Fighting resumes in Gaza as either side blames the other for the collapse of a week-long truce. Elon Musk’s controversies overshadow the long-awaited arrival of the Cybertruck. The Democrats have no Biden backup plan for 2024. If he did have to drop out, what then? Plus, the latest from COP and the mystery illness affecting dogs in the United States. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
12/1/202312 minutes, 58 seconds
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A New York hit job, U.S. bishops back oil and the Supreme Court's big decision

The United States alleges an Indian government official directed an assassination plot in New York. Climate talks kick off in Dubai with a rift over fossil fuels mirrored in the Catholic Church, where U.S. bishops continue to invest in oil and gas. The Supreme Court is hearing a case with major implications for the government’s ability to set and enforce rules. Plus, the latest on the Gaza truce and Elon Musk’s sharp words for advertisers. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/30/202312 minutes, 53 seconds
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Truce talks, Netanyahu’s future, Ukraine poisoning and Haley’s moment

All eyes are on Qatari mediators as the world waits to see if they can broker another truce extension in Gaza. What are the political ramifications in Israel as Israeli hostages re-enter society? Ukraine says the wife of their top spymaster has been poisoned. Plus, why Nikki Haley is having a moment. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/29/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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Israel’s Hamas targets, Ukraine war fatigue and Biden gets aggressive

A truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended – but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says their plan is still to wipe out the militant group. Who are the main targets? Ukraine’s struggle to bolster its military as war fatigue sets in. Plus, why President Joe Biden’s economic campaign message is stalling and being switched to more aggressive attacks on Donald Trump. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/28/202312 minutes, 37 seconds
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Truce extension hopes, Musk in Israel, Trump’s plans and the Mexican dream

Families are reunited as a truce holds between Israel and Hamas. Both sides say they are potentially open to extending the ceasefire, allowing more hostages to be released. Elon Musk is in Israel amid antisemitism accusations on X. Former President Donald Trump says he would go further on immigration if re-elected. Plus, the migrants ditching their American dream for a new life in Mexico. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/27/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Crown, the cabinet and the UK's legacy of slavery

At the start of the 19th century, a British politician named George Smith grew rich from slavery. Two centuries later, one of his descendants is Britain's newly anointed king. Another holds the keys to the nation’s Treasury and would oversee any future reparations. In this special podcast we look at how these links were investigated, we visit Jamaica to the site of a former plantation and speak to experts about why calls for a formal apology and reparations over slavery continue. Hear our previous podcast about America's slavery legacy in which we follow two Reuters journalists on their personal journeys to confront family connections with slavery. Plus, the investigation into more than 100 lawmakers with slaveholding ancestors. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/25/202317 minutes, 15 seconds
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Gaza truce, radicalization fears, Black Friday deals and OpenAI’s breakthrough

A temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas takes hold in Gaza with hostage releases expected. The conflict has security officials worried about Islamist attacks in Europe. U.S. shoppers set for cheapest holiday gift season in years and the AI breakthrough that is alarming some staffers at OpenAI. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/24/202312 minutes, 29 seconds
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Hostage deal, Altman 2.0, Dutch uncertainty and Thanksgiving politics

Israel's government and Hamas have agreed to a four-day pause in fighting to allow the release of hostages held in Gaza and 150 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. Sam Altman is back as OpenAI CEO. Dutch voters are casting their ballots in a nail-biting election, with the far-right in contention. Plus, how to navigate conversations about Israel and Gaza over Thanksgiving. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/22/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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Hamas’ truce, Gaza rains, Ukraine aid and Cruise’s problems

The chief of Hamas tells Reuters the militant group is nearing a truce agreement with Israel. Winter rains are expected to add to Gaza’s misery. Lloyd Austin visits Kyiv, but questions remain about aid, leading the Ukrainian president to turn to Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch. Plus, the latest at OpenAI and the problems at EV startup Cruise continue. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/21/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Altman’s Microsoft move, Argentina’s shock, hostage hopes and TikTok dupes

OpenAI’s former CEO Sam Altman joins Microsoft days after being ousted. Hopes for a hostage deal in Gaza. Argentina elects a far-right libertarian. Duplicate products are wooing shoppers on social media who want brand equivalents at low prices. Plus, Napoleon’s hat record.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/20/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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Who gets the weight loss drugs when supply doesn’t meet demand?

A revolutionary new class of drugs is transforming weight loss. But around the world, demand is skyrocketing for diabetes drugs because they also help people shed pounds. Join our global health journalists as we explore access to drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic and the transformation of the way we understand weight loss.
11/18/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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Israel’s tunnel video, hockey death arrest and how an Indian startup hacked the world

Israel says it’s found a tunnel and weapons belonging to Hamas at Gaza’s Al Shifa – but Hamas deny using the hospital as a base. Why a UK ice hockey death and arrest for manslaughter have shocked the sport. And how an Indian startup hacked the world.  Listen to our special episode on Hamas' tunnel network. *Please note episode has been corrected so the intro better reflects the content Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/17/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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Biden and Xi talk, cheap turkey, hostage negotiations and Myanmar's rebels

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping hailed tangible progress in their first face-to-face talks in a year. Qatari mediators try to broker a hostage deal between Israel and Gaza. Rebels are seizing military posts in Myanmar, posing a threat to the junta. What next for the UK’s Rwanda asylum plans? Plus, how much your Thanksgiving meal might cost this year. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/16/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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A doctor's view inside Al Shifa, Iran's proxy scramble and Starship's relaunch

A surgeon inside the Al Shifa describes Israel's troops entering Gaza’s largest hospital after a gun battle at the gates. Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’ against Israel faces a trial by fire. Elon Musk’s SpaceX prepares to relaunch Starship. Plus, the UK's Supreme Court deals a blow to the government's asylum program and Goldman Sachs' bonuses for star performers. Listen Now: What to expect from the Biden-Xi meeting Listen Now: SpaceX employees say they’re paying the price for Musk’s push to colonize Mars Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/15/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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Israel's front with Lebanon, speaker's shutdown bill and Europe's teen migrants

Lebanon front with Israel heats up, stoking fears of a wider war. The US House speaker tries to avoid a shutdown with a two step bill. Migrant children are being treated like adults as record numbers arrive in the Canary Islands by boat. Plus, Iceland’s volcano sparks mass evacuation and the Italian town that fell in love with a lion roaming free. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/14/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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Pleas for Gaza newborns, David Cameron's return and tiny Tuvalu's big deal

Israeli forces are pushing to enter Gaza’s main al-Shifa hospital, where medics said patients including newborn babies were dying for lack of fuel. Pope Francis makes the rare move of dismissing a conservative US bishop. And how climate change has thrust the tiny Pacific Islands nation of Tuvalu into the spotlight – and a big diplomatic deal with Australia.  Listen Now: What to expect from the Biden-Xi meeting Listen Now: SpaceX employees say they’re paying the price for Musk’s push to colonize Mars Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
11/13/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Biden meets Xi in San Francisco

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping are set to meet face to face in San Francisco this week. The high stakes diplomacy is aimed at curbing tensions between the two world superpowers as geopolitical risks envelop the world. In this weekend podcast episode, White House correspondent Trevor Hunnicutt explains what to expect from the historic meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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Worker injuries at SpaceX soar in Elon Musk's rush to Mars

Through interviews and government records, reporter Marisa Taylor documented more than 600 injuries of SpaceX workers since 2014. Employees say they’re paying the price for Elon Musk’s relentless push to colonize Mars at breakneck speed. Listen to Taylor describe her report. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202311 minutes, 59 seconds
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US forces under fire, Iran's warning and Biden polling

US forces are under fire in the Middle East. As Iran warns an expansion of Gaza conflict is ‘inevitable,’ our journalists reveal how a defective drone in Iraq may have helped keep America from being dragged in deeper. Plus, what the polls mean for Biden and the unlikely hero of cricket’s World Cup is Afghanistan.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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Israel's tactics, Zelenskiy's dogs and champagne in Hollywood

The UN Secretary-General tells the Reuters NEXT conference Gaza's death toll shows there’s something wrong with Israel’s military tactics. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says dogs should rule the world, not humans. Wall Street gauges the likelihood of a “soft landing” and Hollywood actors go back to work. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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Gaza and the UN, Democrat wins, electric Ram trucks and Parkinson's hope

The UN is calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. We are live with Secretary General Antonio Guterres at Reuters Next to find out what the international body can do to prevent the destruction of Gaza. The Democrats score wins in US elections, Australia loses the internet, Ram phases out v8 engines in its Hemi trucks and a life-changing operation for Parkinson’s patients. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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Netanyahu on Gaza’s future, Election Day and the Aussies’ China reset

A month after the Hamas attacks, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel may oversee Gaza for an "indefinite period" after the war. It's Election Day in the US and abortion rights are front and center in Ohio and Virginia races. Plus, Australia brings China out of the deep-freeze and WeWork files for bankruptcy. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202311 minutes, 29 seconds
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Blinken’s Mideast meetings, Biden-Trump poll and Israel’s troubled tech sector

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaches Turkey in his whirlwind diplomatic tour of the Middle East – after pro-Palestinian protesters tried to storm an air base holding US troops. In Israel’s near ghost town Sderot, one high tech business is carrying on. Plus, the latest Biden poll, a K-pop star questioned over drug use and other top headlines. Listen to our weekend special edition for more on Ukraine. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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Inside the legal fight by Black women over hair relaxers

Generations of Black women have used cosmetic treatments to straighten their hair. Now, thousands claim those hair relaxers gave them cancer. This special episode takes us inside the legal fight by Black women to demonstrate hair relaxers were harmful and the cosmetic companies who made them knew that and kept marketing to them anyway. Those companies vigorously deny those claims, saying their products are subject to vigorous safety reviews and approved for cosmetic use by U.S. regulators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/202319 minutes
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Remember the other war?

The world is watching every development in Israel and Gaza. A thousand miles to the north, Ukraine wages an exhausting counteroffensive against Russian forces. We sit down with our journalists covering the war as it enters its second winter. Hear the latest from the frontlines, as well as what daily life is like in Kyiv and Moscow. Plus, we examine the impact of the Middle East conflict on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy and how a fight in Congress over aid affects Ukraine's ability to fight. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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SBF verdict, Blinken's push for a pause and factchecking Matthew Perry's death

Sam Bankman-Fried's fall from grace complete as he’s convicted of multi-billion dollar fraud. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushes for a pause in the war as Israel's troops surround Gaza City. How the 14th amendment is being used to try to keep Donald Trump off some state ballots. Misinformation around Matthew Perry's is factchecked and The Beatles have a new song. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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The rules of war in Gaza, rate pauses on both sides of the pond and Musk in the UK

Israel’s justification for airstrikes on a Palestinian refugee camp has sparked a debate over the rules of war. Elon Musk and Kamala Harris in the UK as Britain publishes the Bletchley Declaration work to find a way to mitigate the dangers of AI. And a pause on rate hikes - but what comes next for the global economy? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202312 minutes, 56 seconds
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Gaza departures, back to the Taliban and Arab American votes in key states

Limited evacuations from Gaza have been agreed as fighting intensifies. Israel said its fighter jets killed a Hamas commander in a strike on a densely populated refugee camp. The Biden administration's support of Israel’s offensive lands him in trouble with Arab American voters in key states. Plus thousands of Afghans forced back into Taliban rule and the where the illegal wildlife goes in California. Listen to our special episode on Hamas' tunnels here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tunnel warfare, antisemitism, the UAW's wage wins and Halloween

Israel says they are fighting Hamas in tunnels under Gaza as they press their ground offensive – while the war has led to a steep rise in antisemitic and Islamophobic attacks. Plus, what the UAW deal could mean for future labor relations and the top Halloween trends.  Listen to our special episode on Hamas' tunnels here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/31/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pro-Israel ads in video games, the 'second phase' and the stocks hit by weight-loss drugs

Israel's self-declared "second phase" of the war against Hamas sees 600 militant targets hit in Gaza and ground forces pressing into the enclave. The calls for aid to reach civilians mount, as the conflict reaches its fourth week. Graphic pro-Israel ads showing the Oct. 7 attacks appear in video games. Plus, the stocks that are being hit by weight-loss drugs this earnings season. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/30/202312 minutes, 11 seconds
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What Israel faces in Hamas’ tunnels

This special episode is an extended interview with correspondent Jonathan Saul and host Kim Vinnell. Together, they explore Hamas' tunnel network under Gaza. Hundreds of miles long and up to 80 yards deep, it's described as the "Viet Cong times 10" by one Israeli security source. Jonathan reports on what we know so far about Israel's strategy to combat Hamas in the network one freed hostage has described as a spider's web. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/28/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
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US responds to Iran-backed militia, Israel poll on ground invasion and Ukraine aid fight

US launches strikes in Syria as concerns grow that the Israel-Hamas conflict may spread in the Middle East – and is Israeli support for an immediate ground offensive waning? Newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson says funding to support Ukraine and Israel should be handled separately. On the ground for the manhunt for Maine’s mass shooter. Plus, California lowriders can cruise again. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/27/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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Gaza ground incursion, Maine shooting, SBF to testify and US-China talks

Israel’s ground forces make a big incursion into Gaza – and then withdraw. In southern Lebanon, residents live in fear of a larger war, while in Washington D.C. the conflict will be a priority in high-level, US-China talks. Plus, the risks for FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried as he prepares to testify in his own defense. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/26/202312 minutes, 44 seconds
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Death, displacement and diplomacy in Gaza, Ozempic counterfeits and Trump flippers

Listen to senior correspondent Nidal al-Mughrabi in Khan Younis where mass displacements have followed mass destruction, despite attempts by diplomats around the world to push Israel to pause its bombing of Gaza to let in aid. Trump and Cohen face to face in New York as Jenna Ellis pleads guilty in Georgia. Plus, suspected counterfeit Ozempic lands several people in hospital and the latest House Speaker nomination.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/25/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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Freed grandma on Hamas' tunnels, Texas' biggest abortion travel ban and Venezuela's opposition

An 85-year-old grandmother talks about being taken into Hamas' tunnels in Gaza. She's one of two hostages freed by Hamas as Israel's military intensifies its assault on militants in Gaza. An abortion transport ban implemented in Texas' biggest jurisdiction so far. And Venezuela has chosen an opposition candidate – but will she be able to run? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/24/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tehran's tightrope, new war fronts and Argentina's surprise

The bombardment of Gaza intensifies as Israel strikes southern Lebanon and clashes with Palestinians in the West Bank. Reuters reveals the quandary for Iran's cleric about entering the war. Aid convoys arrive in Gaza, but it's just a fraction of what's needed, according to the UN. And Argentina's Peronists surprise in the general election. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/23/202311 minutes, 49 seconds
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The hostages and the grassroots diplomacy to free them

On Part Three of our series on the Israel-Hamas war, our journalists examine the challenges around freeing the hostages held in Gaza amid a grassroots campaign by family members to bring them back. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/21/202322 minutes, 43 seconds
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Israel's Gaza endgame, Venezuela in from the cold and Hollywood's holiday drama

 Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza is expected soon. But what’s its endgame for the enclave? President Joe Biden links Israel to Ukraine in a rare prime-time address to the nation. Venezuela comes in from the cold after the United States eases some Trump-era sanctions. Plus, looking forward to that Thanksgiving cinema trip? Maybe curb your enthusiasm, the Hollywood strike is scrambling the holiday lineup. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/20/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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What it takes to prosecute a war crime, the day after Biden's mission and worldwide protests

Our International Criminal Court correspondent explains how prosecutors would investigate what happened at the Al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza. Biden returns from his diplomatic mission as protests erupt around the world over who's behind the hospital blast, Israel’s continued bombing of Gaza, the hostages and Hamas' victims. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/19/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Biden's Israel stand. Plus, the blame game and fury over hospital blast

Joe Biden, in Israel, pledged solidarity in its war against Hamas and said that a blast that killed huge numbers of Palestinians appeared to have been caused not by Israel but by its foes. The president's rare war time trip was supposed to be a diplomatic mission in the region to stop the war widening, but the hospital blast just hours before he arrived -- and an ensuing blame game -- had Arab leaders pull out. *The podcast incorrectly referred to Benjamin Netanyahu as the president of Israel. It was updated to reflect that he is the prime minister. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/18/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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Biden’s Israel trip, American views of the conflict and Poland’s tectonic shift

President Biden is to visit Israel on Wednesday as the humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepens. A Reuters/Ipsos poll on what Americans think about the deepening conflict. Plus, gunman killed in a Brussels cafe, what happens next in Poland and Putin in China. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/17/202311 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rafah, Blinken's diplomacy and tributes to a Reuters journalist

We're at the Rafah border crossing as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says it will re-open to let foreign passport holders out of Gaza, and much needed aid to flow in. But Benjamin Netanyahu's office says there's no ceasefire to allow for that. Energy markets are nervy after threats by Iran. Issam Abdallah is laid to rest in his hometown in Lebanon. Plus, the latest after critical votes in Poland, Ecuador, Australia and New Zealand.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/16/202314 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hamas' calculus and the fracturing of Palestinian and Israeli politics

On Part two of our weekend special, our journalists examine Hamas' planning and what it sees as its endgame. And what that means for internal Israeli politics and the West's need for an interlocutor as the Palestinian leadership is weakened. Plus, words matter - navigating the facts in this conflict.
10/15/202327 minutes, 3 seconds
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The tactics of a Gaza ground assault and the threat of a larger war

On Part One of our weekend special, our journalists report on what to expect from a ground invasion in Gaza. We also examine the calculus of regional forces, including Hezbollah, Iran and the Saudis as the threat of a wider Middle East war looms.   
10/14/202321 minutes, 46 seconds
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Israel's evacuation order, the global fog of war and critical votes in Poland, New Zealand and Australia

Israel tells more than 1 million people to leave northern Gaza ahead of an expected ground invasion. The United Nations says that’s impossible. With events unfolding fast, there’s a big opportunity for misinformation to flourish. Hear from our fact-checking team on how to navigate the fakes. Plus, the Speaker race splutters in DC and critical votes await in Poland, Australia and New Zealand this weekend. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/13/202313 minutes
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Answering the global call to fight and crowdfunding for bulletproof vests. Plus, the latest from Iran, Saudi and Egypt on Gaza.

From New York to Lithuania, Israeli reservists are answering the call to return home to fight. Crowdfunding for bulletproof vests – how American Jews are donating supplies to the Israeli military. Plus, Egypt’s dilemma over the crisis in Gaza, Iran and Saudi talk and Blinken is in Israel. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/12/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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‘Hell’ at an Israeli kibbutz and Hamas’ secretive mastermind

Who is the alleged mastermind of the Hamas attack and Israel’s most-wanted man? The harrowing first-hand stories from parents as attackers tore through their homes on a kibbutz. Biden promises unwavering support for Israel as it prepares its forces for a ground offensive into Gaza. Plus, how the global economy is being impacted by the escalating violence. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/11/202313 minutes, 23 seconds
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Nowhere to hide in Gaza, hostage fears and a US general's Iran warning

Israel secures its border, three days after Hamas launched its audacious attacks. Why the taking of hostages has complicated any plans for a ground offensive in Gaza. Netanyahu calls for a united government, as 300 thousand reservists are called up. Plus, how the rules of war are different in this 75-year old conflict. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/10/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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Israel's response, inside Hamas' planning -- and the roles of Biden and a divided Congress

Israeli rockets are pounding Gaza and its soldiers continues to battle Hamas militants inside their own border. Listen to our correspondents on how Hamas planned their attack right under the noses of Israeli intelligence. Hear how the conflict may unfold, what we know about dozens of Israeli hostages and the shocking ambush of a rave party. Plus, the challenge now for Joe Biden and a divided Congress as an old conflict re-ignites. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/9/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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IMF-World Bank meeting: Old problems and new headwinds

The IMF-World Bank annual meeting takes place in Marrakech just weeks after a deadly Moroccan earthquake. The setting is apt for emerging markets and defaulting countries that are struggling with headwinds from all sides. Listen to our global financial and economic editors discuss those challenges -- and visit a barber shop in Argentina, where annual inflation is 124%.
10/7/202328 minutes, 50 seconds
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A tale of two borders, Biles' return and the Peace prize. Plus deadly Ukraine and Syria strikes.

The Biden administration's surprise announcement on the border wall comes as Slovakia joins other European nations in clamping down on migrant crossings. The Nobel Peace Prize goes to a jailed Iranian rights activist as mourners in Syria and Ukraine gather to bury the dead from bloody strikes. Our columnist and former gymnast dissects Simone Biles’ triumphant return to the Worlds. Plus Prada in Space? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/6/202311 minutes, 54 seconds
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Europe's Ukraine rally, Haiti's force, Nobels and Speaker latest

European leaders rally around Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a summit in Spain. Plans for a UN security force to purge criminal gangs is met with caution in Hait. How does winning a Nobel Prize change your life? Plus, the latest on the race to elect a new House Speaker, what happened to an Iranian teenager and a World Cup on three continents. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/5/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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McCarthy’s ouster, Britain’s divided Conservatives, a bond rout and Mexico’s fentanyl banners

A first in the U.S. House of Representatives: Speaker Kevin McCarthy is ousted as party infighting plunges Congress into further chaos. In Britain, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tries to unite a divided Conservative party to fight next year’s election. Plus, a sell-off in government bonds has investors around the world spooked and banners say the sons of El Chapo have banned fentanyl production - but what do they really mean?   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/4/202311 minutes, 43 seconds
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Russia’s punishment squads, Trump’s real estate peril and more drama on the Hill

Russia is deploying punishment squads on the frontlines in Ukraine. What Donald Trump stands to lose in fraud case – and will the Democrats save House Speaker Kevin McCarthy? Plus, market gloom and the Taylor Swift era in NFL roars on. Listen to our weekend special on Big Tech Parts 1 & 2. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/3/202311 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ukraine wobbles, 40 days after Wagner death and SBF's trial

Ukraine gets left behind on two fronts as Congress avoids a shutdown by stripping funding for Kyiv and Ukraine’s neighbour Slovakia elects a pro-Russian candidate, who has vowed to end its support. The trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried begins this week, as does Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial. Plus the fallout from a suicide attack in Turkey’s capital, and how 24 hours in Nagorno Karabkh has altered the balance of power on Russia’s doorstep. *This podcast was updated to correct the pronunciation of Travis Kelce’s name. Apologies from London. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/2/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Part 2: What comes next for Big Tech?

The second episode in our two-part weekend series digs into how immigration policy affects the talent race. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
10/1/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Part 1: It's Google's 25th birthday - but what lies ahead for Big Tech?

Our two-part weekend series digs into three factors that will shape the future of Big Tech: innovation, pushback from regulators and the immigration policy that affects the talent race.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.
9/30/202315 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rape at the border, the NFL’s Swift effect, and sneaker culture moves on

There has been a surge in sexual violence against migrants at the Mexico border. Experts say the Biden administration’s new border strategy is contributing to the increase. Nike’s Air Jordans are losing their resale value. Is sneaker culture moving on? The ‘Taylor Swift effect’ boosts the NFL. Plus, the latest on Putin and the Wagner group and a devastating suicide bombing in Pakistan. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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US shutdown looms, Travis King back in the US and weight-loss drugs scrutinized

The United States is heading towards a partial government shutdown after Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejected a stopgap funding bill. What does gridlock in DC mean for the rest of the world? Private Travis King is back in the United States after being expelled from North Korea. New weight-loss drugs including Wegovy are facing regulatory scrutiny over reports of suicidal thoughts. Plus, the Republican debate, Meta’s celebrity-inspired chatbots and a year in space. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202311 minutes, 31 seconds
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Trump’s Michigan trip, a Black Sea commander mystery and Amazon’s antitrust fight

A New York judge finds Donald Trump and his adult sons liable for fraud. The ruling comes ahead of the former president’s trip to Detroit to woo striking autoworkers. Did Ukraine really kill the head of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet? The mystery deepens. A fire at a wedding hall in Iraq kills more than 100 people. Plus, we look at why the federal trade commission is suing Amazon and how investors are preparing for a possible U.S. shutdown. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ukraine says top Russian admiral killed, the US's thin line in Niger and UNGA wraps up

Ukraine says it has killed the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in a strike last week on Crimea. The UN General Assembly wraps up with plenty of diplomacy on the sidelines. The United States’ delicate balancing act as France withdraws its troops from Niger. Plus, Joe Biden heads to Detroit, why resolving the actors dispute seems some way off and Sikh protests in Canada. You can find out more about the diplomatic dispute between Canada and India on our weekend special. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202312 minutes, 9 seconds
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Hollywood deal, Kosovo monastery siege and ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Hollywood writers reach a preliminary labor agreement with major studios. Thousands of ethnic Armenians flee the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan takes control. In Kosovo, Serb gunmen on the run after deadly monastery siege. Plus, why another US shutdown appears imminent. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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How the killing of a Sikh plumber in Canada led to a diplomatic war with India

On this special podcast episode, we examine the fallout from the killing of 45-year-old Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia. What we have learned so far in the halls of Canada's parliament, what's at stake for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and why Canada's allies are treading lightly. Plus, we travel to Nijjar's birthplace and the heartland of India's Sikh community. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. *The podcast was updated to correct the name of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202314 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ukraine aid standoff, Murdoch's legacy and covering catastrophe in Libya

President Joe Biden promises more aid for Ukraine but must overcome opposition from Republican hardliners. Automakers risk a wider strike from union workers. Rupert Murdoch steps down as chairman of Fox and News Corp. Go behind the scenes of Reuters' coverage of the Libya floods. Plus, we visit the flea market in L.A. where striking actors and writers look for other ways to pay the rent. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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The spy network under the sea, Poland halts weapons for Ukraine and Assad in China

The United States and China are overhauling their espionage systems, out of sight and deep underwater, as cheaper new technology changes the game. Poland stops sending weapons to Ukraine. Assad visits China in search of funding and deeper ties. Plus, Budweiser won’t cut off the tails of its famous Clydesdale horses. *This podcast was corrected. An earlier version incorrectly described Edi Rama as the president of Albania. He is the prime minister. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202312 minutes, 10 seconds
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Biden’s Israel-Saudi gambit and Russia's ceasefire deal in backyard conflict

Ethnic Armenians in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh agree to a Russian proposal for a ceasefire, 24 hours after a military offensive by Azerbaijan. Joe Biden’s speech before the UN General Assembly focused on China and Ukraine, but on the sidelines, he’s working on a deal to normalize relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Plus, Spain’s World Cup winning squad ends its boycott and how the auto worker strike could impact the race for the White House. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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Canada’s killer accusation, the Fed’s triple threat and Elon’s UNGA agenda. Plus, freed prisoners on US soil

India responds to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusation that New Delhi was behind a killing of a Sikh separatist. Five American prisoners released from Iran touch down. The Fed begins its two-day interest rate meeting with a looming triple threat and Elon Musk’s UNGA agenda explained. Plus, our special report on corruption allegations in Ukraine. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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US-Iran detainee swap, China's disappearing leaders and Ukraine and Russia face off at Hague

Five Americans are expected to be freed today in a swap deal with Iran. The disappearance of China's defence minister is the latest in a string of upheavals in the country's top ranks. What does it all mean for President Xi Jinping's rule? Russia goes head to head with Ukraine at the U.N.'s highest court. Plus, desperate homeowners in China resort to desperate measures and Drew Barrymore backtracks. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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Speed dating for diplomats: An inside guide to the UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly meets in New York this week with a backdrop of war and increasingly fragmented world. On this special episode, we talk to our journalists around the world about what to expect during the gathering, and whether this storied body can actually get anything accomplished. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. *The podcast was updated to correct the spelling of speed dating in the headline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202317 minutes, 1 second
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Autoworkers strike, Biden woos rural America and Australia’s cat crackdown

Billions of dollars in federal funding have flowed to rural areas since Joe Biden was elected president. But is it going to help him in 2024? Autoworkers go on strike against Detroit’s Big Three. Suspicion deepens over the whereabouts of China’s defence minister, Plus, NASA appoints a Chief of UFO research and Australia gets tough on cats. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nipah virus fears, killer cough syrup, AI on Capitol Hill and US inflation

India rushes to contain a deadly Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala. How lax testing in India fuelled a wave of deadly cough syrup poisonings. Tech CEOs in Capitol Hill talk AI and what US inflation data means for you. Plus, The Bat Lands special podcast and a special report into Bat Lands. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202311 minutes, 22 seconds
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McCarthy under threat, lithium battles in Europe and Hollywood's strike loopholes

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces a threat from the Republican far right, despite Biden investigation. In Portugal, a small farming community hits back over a lithium project meant to fuel Europe’s green transition. What’s with the striking celebrities on the red carpet? Plus, the death toll in Libya rises as a desperate search for survivors continues. And the CEO of BP is out. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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Catastrophe in Libya, Kim Jong Un in Russia and Apple’s China challenge

Thousands are feared dead after devastating floods in Libya. North Korea’s leader arrives in Russia with Washington warning Kim Jong Un and Putin against an arms deal. Apple prepares to unveil its latest iPhone as problems brew for the company in China. Plus, auto workers brace for strike action in Detroit and Morocco’s desperate search for survivors. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202312 minutes, 50 seconds
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Morocco’s wait for aid, Biden on China’s problems and Armenia angers Russia

Moroccans are left sleeping out in the open as aid struggles to reach those hit by the deadliest quake in decades. US President Joe Biden woos Vietnam – and catalogues China’s economic woes. Plus, Armenia angers Russia by holding military drills with the United States as tensions rise over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Weekend episode: The legacy of the Oslo Accords, Israel’s Supreme Court weighs its own fate and Northern Ireland’s controversial amnesty

Thirty years since the first of the Oslo Accords were signed, peace in the Middle East is as elusive as ever. What is the future of the two-state solution – at the heart of that 1993 agreement between Israel and the Palestinians? A historic week beckons for Israel’s Supreme Court as it hears an appeal against the first part of a judicial overhaul. And, why a British plan to draw a line under the bloody events of the past is causing fresh pain in Northern Ireland. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Haley’s hawkish strategy, Mexico’s future woman in charge, fact checking Burning Man

Nikki Haley wants to stand out in the crowded Republican field – will her hawkish foreign policy help her? Mexico looks set for a female president as two women lead in the polls. And we look at fact checking some of the wilder claims from this year’s muddy Burning Man festival. Plus floods in Hong Kong and Danny Masterson jailed.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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Russia’s jail ‘carousel’, Australia hit by misinformation, Ukraine war divides the G20

Australia’s upcoming referendum on Indigenous rights finds itself the target of online misinformation. And experts say it’s working. Human rights lawyers say Russia is repeatedly arresting and releasing some people for minor offenses as a tool to quell dissent against the conflict in Ukriane. And leaders of the world's richest countries are heading to New Delhi for the G20 summit - without Xi or Putin. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202312 minutes, 54 seconds
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US funding fight, Ukraine’s wartime symphonies and how to teach with AI

The clock starts ticking to prevent a partial government shutdown as Congress returns. Teachers tackle the advance of AI in the classroom. The Ukrainian orchestra vowing to keep on playing as missiles rain down. Plus, 22 years in jail for the former leader of the Proud Boys group, Washington warning to North Korea and Spain sacks the coach of its World Cup winning women’s soccer team. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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Secret intercepts from the Russian frontlines and China’s Xi stays at home

Excerpts of Russian soldiers’ calls from the frontlines talk of losses, discontent and disarray. Kim Jong Un may be planning a rare trip outside North Korea to talk to President Putin. China’s President Xi Jinping isn’t travelling much this year – why? Plus, the latest from the Munich motor show and a human trafficking ring stretching from Cuba to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202312 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ukraine’s defense reshuffle, rare protests in Syria and Erdogan’s Russia push

President Volodymyr Zelensky replaces his defense minister – will the move change things for Ukraine on the battlefront? Russia attacks Ukrainian ports near the border with NATO member Romania. The attacks come hours before Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan is due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to push for the restoration of a grains deal. Anger over economic hardship in Syria triggers protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Plus revellers are stuck in the mud at the Burning Man festival in Nevada. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Weekend episode: Stagnating Germany – can Europe’s biggest economy snap out of it?

It’s Europe’s biggest economy – so how worried should people be about Germany’s stagnation? We look at what’s pummelling the country’s economy – and how a Nazi-era bunker-turned-penthouse has become emblematic of its property market woes. Plus, government plans to legalize cannabis have weed smokers on a high. *This podcast was corrected. An earlier version said the amount of time it takes to open a business in Germany is double the EU average. The correct statistic is that the time it takes to obtain a license to open a business in Germany is double the OECD average. The incorrect line was removed. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. ---- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bahrain’s prisoner challenge, reviving Indigenous languages in Australia and Taylor Swift heads for the Big Screen

A mass hunger strike by political prisoners in Bahrain marks the biggest challenge to the country’s ruling family for years. Grassroot efforts to revive and preserve Australia’s Indigenous languages are proving a hit in the classroom. Plus, Typhoon Saola heads for Hong Kong and Taylor Swift’s concert film set for October release in movie theaters. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Deadly blaze in South Africa, recycling fast fashion and the British Museum’s theft scandal

Dozens of people are dead after a fire at a building in Johannesburg. The British Museum’s theft scandal is reigniting calls for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Fast fashion tries to tackle its waste problem. Plus, Florida cleans up after Idalia and UBS warns of 3,000 job cuts. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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‘Uninvestible’ China, coup bid in Gabon and tased and tattooed at Axon

The military claims it has seized power in Gabon. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says American firms have told her China has become 'uninvestible'. How do the comments impact U.S.-China relations? Some former employees at Taser maker Axon say loyalty meant being tased, tattooed. Plus, Florida braces for Hurricane Idalia and Prigozhin is buried in St Petersburg. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Trump trial date, vacationing in a conflict zone and France's Muslim abaya ban

Trump gets a trial date – smack in the middle of the 2024 campaign. The tourists heading to Crimea for summer vacation despite the sound of rockets over the beach. A French ban on robes worn by Muslim girls in schools draws applause and criticism. Plus, Florida braces for Storm Idalia and Hollywood’s young actors see career dreams deferred by strikes. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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China’s bankers take up cards, Wagner’s leaderless fighters and Spain’s isolated soccer chief

China’s bankers are learning to play a poker-like card game to woo domestic investors. Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is officially dead -- what next for his Wagner fighters? Plus, Spain wants soccer president Luis Rubiales to resign for kissing a player on the lips at the World Cup and Simone Biles wins another record. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202311 minutes, 42 seconds
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Weekend episode: Jackson Hole and the Powell Rorschach test, Zambian rock returns and Europe reins in Big Tech

We check in on the state of the global economy at the annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole. Plus Europe's latest crackdown on Silicon Valley. And a Zamrock legend returns after 40 years. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Trump’s mugshot, Wagner’s money and DeSantis tests the orchestra pit theory

Donald Trump surrenders in Georgia and posts his mugshot on X. Yevgeny Prigozhin’s lucrative legacy in Africa is up for grabs. The Christians living in fear after mob attacks in Pakistan. Plus, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and what the orchestra pit theory means for Ron DeSantis. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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What now for Russia after Prigozhin? Plus, Trump in Georgia

The head of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is believed to have been killed in a plane crash. Donald Trump says he will turn himself in to a jail in Georgia to face charges of election interference. Plus, celebrations across India as its moon mission gets underway and North Korea fails in a second bid to launch a spy satellite.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Thailand’s political drama, Zimbabwe election hopes and ‘General Armageddon’ removed

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been moved from prison to hospital, just hours after his return to the country from a 15-year exile. Cash-strapped Zimbabwe heads to the polls. BRICS divisions re-emerge ahead of critical expansion debate. Plus, the man known as “General Armageddon” is replaced as head of the Russian air force and a dramatic high wire rescue in Pakistan. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fukushima's release, Prigozhin's video, Panama Canal gridlock and HRW's Saudi report

Japan said it would begin the release of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant this week. Human Rights Watch accuses Saudi border guards of killing hundreds of Ethiopian migrants at the Yemen border. Donald Trump plans to turn himself in to Georgia prosecutors on Thursday. Plus, Thailand's fugitive ex-PM returns and the Panama Canal experiences gridlock. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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Hilary hits California, Russia fails but moon race goes on and Ukraine dusts off old tanks

Tropical storm Hilary has lashed southern California with flash floods, prompting some to flee. Russia’s first lunar mission in 47 years ended in failure. But the new space race is still on, with India set to make an attempt this week. Ukraine welcomes mothballed Leopard 1 tanks due to low supplies of newer equipment. Plus, China’s workers turn to driving for ride-hailing apps – making it more difficult for longstanding drivers to make ends meet. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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Weekend episode: Afghans in limbo two years on, and we remember Danish Siddiqui

It's been two years since the Taliban took back Afghanistan. Yet, many of the Afghans who worked for U.S. organizations during the 20-year war are still left waiting for visas. We visit with one family waiting for visas in Pakistan, and examine the photographic legacy of our colleague Danish Siddiqui, who was killed while covering a clash between Afghan Special Forces and the Taliban in Kandahar. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202312 minutes, 58 seconds
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Georgia threats, Canada’s wildfires, World Cup fever and what we know about Ukraine's gains

Ukraine claims gains in its counteroffensive – how significant are they? A whole Canadian city is ordered to evacuate as wildfires rage. And the countdown to the women’s soccer World Cup final – will it be England or Spain? Plus, the spectre of failed property giant Evergrande looms of China’s economic gloom. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202312 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pakistan church violence, Israel-Lebanon border tensions and a divided Fed

Increasing tensions along the Israel-Lebanon border have elevated the risk of outright conflict. A standoff in Pakistan as troops guard a church from mob violence over claims a Koran was desecrated. Fed minutes show division on further rate increases as the battle against inflation continues. Officials defend not using the siren alert system in Maui -- and Europe’s environmental ambitions face a ‘greenlash’.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202312 minutes, 37 seconds
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Anger on Maui, Pyongyang's racism claim and reporting a 'campaign of fear' in Georgia

A Reuters journalist talks about the reporting that revealed the involvement of three people charged in Georgia over efforts to overturn the election. Biden vows to visit devastated Maui as locals describe their frustration at relief effort. North Korea claims U.S. soldier Travis King fled across the border because of racism in the army. Plus, PayPal enters the world of crypto – will its own stablecoin change the conversation? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. *The podcast incorrectly referred to three men being charged in Georgia over efforts to overturn the election. The podcast was updated to reflect three people being indicted instead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202311 minutes, 53 seconds
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Trump's new charges, Russia's rouble moves and China's gloom - plus the waltzing Matildas

Donald Trump and 18 advisers face racketeering charges in Georgia over his attempts to reverse the election. Russia's central bank steps in to shore up the rouble - but will it be enough to stop the bite of Western sanctions? Plus, we find out how the once fringe, far-right candidate in Argentina changes the presidential race. And Australia goes mad for a new sport ahead of its historic semifinal in the Women's World Cup. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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Argentina's far-right surprise, Black Sea warning shots and the latest from Maui

A shock win to a far-right candidate in Argentina’s election as the country grapples with 116% inflation. The painful search for survivors continues in Maui - we hear from a mother who escaped the flames with her 9-year-old. Warning shots by Russia in the Black Sea cause consternation along a key international shipping route. Plus, Pakistan’s election timeline in doubt as political turmoil deepens.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202312 minutes, 28 seconds
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Weekend episode: The hype and hope around superconductors

A claim by scientists in South Korea has reignited a global race to prove the existence of a practical superconductor. But was their claim legit? In a special weekend episode of Reuters World News, host Kim Vinnell and tech journalist Stephen Nellis go beyond the viral headlines to find out what's really going on. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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Clinging to life in Hawaii, what the US has to lose in Niger, Russia's moonshot and Iran prisoners

A father of five describes clinging on to a floating board with his wife and kids in the water. He's one of the lucky ones as the death toll in Hawaii continues to rise. West African nations say they've put a force on standby - but what does the coup mean for the United States forces currently stationed there? Plus, Russia launches a lunar mission and Iran takes steps to free prisoners. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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'Apocalypse' in Hawaii, Ecuador’s assassination and fentanyl by the numbers

Deadly wildfires in the resort town Lahaina leave people scrambling for their lives. We have the latest as the death toll rises. The assassination of outspoken presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio shocks Ecuador. Europe starts to crack down after a rise in direct action climate protests. Plus, we break down the fentanyl epidemic.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rising U.S. political violence, a Kremlin aide's neo-Nazism association, Wegovy's push and China’s woes

Reuters identifies more than 200 cases of political violence since the Capitol attack. Wegovy’s latest drug trial changes the conversation. A Kremlin aide who brings Ukrainian children to Russia associated online with neo-Nazism. Plus, China’s economy and Ohio abortion rule.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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War and Wagner pose dilemma for Belarus exiles. Plus the Amazon summit and Haiti violence

Belarus’ opposition cautiously hope that Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine could give them a chance against President Lukashenko. But Wagner’s presence further complicates any uprising. As leaders meet for a summit on the future of the Amazon rainforest – we hear from an indigenous chief calling for action. Plus, thousands protest out-of-control gang violence in Haiti. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/202312 minutes, 17 seconds
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Russia and Ukraine up the ante, Niger’s deadline passes and an interview with the U.S. czar fighting long COVID

Russia and Ukraine step up their attacks on each other as oil prices hit four-month highs. The deadline for Niger’s junta to reinstate the ousted president passes – will West African leaders follow through on threats of intervention? Soccer legend Megan Rapinoe tearfully bows out of the World Cup as gymnastics superstar Simone Biles double flips her way back into the spotlight. Plus, we speak to Admiral Rachel Levine about the fight against long COVID. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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Weekend episode: Gold mining's impact on Amazon animals and actors talk Hollywood at the bar

Travel with reporter Jake Spring to Los Amigos Biological station in the Amazon rainforest of Peru's Madre de Dios region. There, researchers have found mercury contamination from gold mining is threatening scores of species. Some 46,000 miners search for gold in the country's epicenter of small-scale mining. And we visit a Hollywood watering hole called Residuals Tavern to chat with working class actors struggling with the change to their industry. Plus Spain's cava makers look for creative fixes as drought threatens grape harvest. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202312 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trump, Worldcoin, Ukraine ‘peace talks’ — and World Cup shocks

Donald Trump appeared in a D.C. federal court as new Reuters/Ipsos polling shows half of Republicans wouldn't vote for him if he's convicted of a felony. Regulators raise concerns about Worldcoin’s orb. Saudi Arabia holds talks on the Ukraine war. Plus, Hyundai and Kia recall and we are in Australia for a Women’s World Cup full of shocks and surprises. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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Drone wars: A Ukrainian gamer turns pilot and Moscow’s financials district adjusts

Former President Donald Trump expected in a DC courtroom. In Ukraine, a former video gamer now uses his joystick to direct kamikaze drones – while in Moscow attacks force the financial district to adjust to war. Plus Manipur’s violence and Colombia’s ceasefire.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Trump charged, Congo's gorilla hunters return and an intimate portrait of egg-freezing in Taiwan

Donald Trump faces federal charges over his efforts to reverse the 2020 election. Rating agency Fitch downgrades the U.S. government's top credit rating. A potential visa waiver deal between Israel and the U.S. has officials inspecting some Palestinian border crossings. Plus an intimate portrait of what it's like to get your eggs frozen in Taiwan and the first Hollywood strike talks in three months.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202312 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ukraine's troops recount bloody counteroffensive, Mossad veterans protest and Islamic State in Pakistan

Troops on the frontline of Ukraine's counteroffensive say they’re facing tougher and bloodier resistance than they expected. Former Mossad agents are joining protests against Israel’s legal reforms. Plus, a pardon for Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar and how the antics of a bear in a China zoo have gone viral. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Israel doubt on Biden's Saudi deal, Africa tough on Niger and Lebanon's top banker bids adieu

West African countries have imposed sanctions and threatened force against Niger’s military junta. US President Biden has made normalizing ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia a policy priority - but a top Israeli lawmaker says it’s not imminent. Lebanon's veteran central bank chief leaves his post with his legacy in shreds and the country’s financial system in collapse. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Special episode: The growing pains of women's soccer

This year's World Cup in New Zealand and Australia is the setting for a new generation of women at the top of their game. But issues remain. As the women's game grows, so does the risk of injury. In today’s special episode, we look at the disparities in pay and resources between genders, and how what TV networks are willing to pay doesn’t always match up. Plus the big money in men's soccer is coming from a new direction - Saudi Arabia. But what does that mean for the women's game? Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202313 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wagner boss' whereabouts, UN chief climate scientist says it's not too late -- and fears for Niger

Photographs of Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin appear to show him in St. Petersburg on the sidelines of Putin's summit with African leaders. Niger's turmoil prompts fear in the West of Niger drifting away. Scientists say July will be the hottest month - and we speak to the UN's new chief climate scientist about what can be done. Plus a photographer dealing with deadly wildfires. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tesla's secret team, Africa's Russia demands, Meloni in D.C. -- and mourning Sinead

A Reuters report finds Tesla overstated the distance its cars could drive. The Wagner mercenary group and food supplies top the agenda as African leaders meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Italy’s Giorgia Meloni and Joe Biden try to find common ground at the White House. Plus, a coup in Niger and the the world mourns Sinead O’Connor. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Fed’s Swiftonomics, North Korea re-emerges and hot labor summer

The Fed is set to raise rates again but people are still splashing the cash. Just ask Taylor Swift fans. North Korea rolls out the red carpet for Russia and China. Plus, striking Bryan Cranston sends Hollywood bosses a message as the United States’ summer of strikes rolls on. *This episode was updated after the Dutch coastguard said the cause of a fire on a cargo ship was unknown. Earlier, a coastguard spokesman said the blaze began near an electric car. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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Spain’s fugitive kingmaker, a striking Israel reservist and Musk’s risky X factor

“Major E” served in Israel’s army for 13 years – but today he’s one of the reservists on strike to protest the judicial reforms ripping the country apart. A fugitive separatist leader could determine whether or not Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez holds on to power. Plus, the risks for Elon Musk’s ‘X’ and inside the delicate negotiations over the missing US soldier. *This podcast was corrected. An earlier version incorrectly referred to the Junts party as the organizers of the banned Catalonia independence referendum in 2017. It was organized by PDeCAT, another pro-independence party at the time led by Carles Puigdemont. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Moscow attack, Israel crisis, Greek evacuations and Musk flips the bird

Russia has blamed Ukraine for a “terrorist” attack after two drones hit buildings in central Moscow. 19,000 people have been moved to safety on the Greek islands of Rhodes after massive wildfires threatened tourist resorts and local homes. Plus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been discharged from hospital ahead of a vote in a controversial judicial overhaul sought by his religious-nationalist coalition.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Special episode: One tourist’s adventure is another person’s crisis zone

This special episode delves into the world of adventure tourism. Migrants and thrill seekers meet in Panama’s Darien Gap. A social media influencer is caught in Sudan’s military conflict and Iraq looks to highlight ancient Babylonian wonders to rebrand as a tourism destination after years of violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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Barbenheimer buzz, elections in Spain and Cambodia, plus Team USA's World Cup start

Spain heads to the polls in a tight contest which could bring unconventional coalitions. No surprises are expected inCambodia’s election – but poll-watchers have an eye on strongman Hun Sen’s son's political debut. Team USA kicks off its World Cup soccer mission in rugby-mad New Zealand. And Barbie and the atomic bomb join forces to save the summer box office. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Swedish embassy alight in Baghdad, New Zealand mourning and joy - plus Thai turmoil

Hundreds of protesters storm the Swedish embassy in central Baghdad, scaling its walls and setting it on fire in protest against the expected burning of a Koran in Stockholm. A deadly shooting in New Zealand hours ahead of the opening match of the Women's soccer World Cup. Plus, what next for Thailand’s anti-establishment movement after their prime ministerial candidate is barred from standing. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Trump’s target letter, US soldier in North Korea and an AI BTS?

Former President Donald Trump says he received a letter saying that he is a target of a grand jury investigation into efforts to overturn his 2020 presidential election defeat. As a US soldier flees to North Korea, our reporters describe what it’s like in the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Plus, South Korea’s largest music label HYBE, which manages hit boy band BTS, releases a new multilingual song generated by AI. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202311 minutes, 20 seconds
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Biden's Netanyahu U-turn, Russia's retaliation and AI assistants

Russia has attacked Ukraine’s Black Sea port Odesa, a day after exiting a grain deal and leaving poorer nations in doubt over how to feed their people. President Joe Biden has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a visit to the United States – we look at why he’s changed course after months of the cold shoulder. Plus, tourists to Europe are considering new itineraries as traditional hot spots such as Italy and Spain are becoming too, well, hot. And the race to perfect the AI assistant. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202312 minutes, 1 second
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Can US and China agree on climate as floods and heat wreak global havoc?

Dozens are killed in flooding in South Korea, fires rage on the Spanish island of La Palma and millions of Americans are told to stay indoors as soaring heat scorches the West and Southwest. The extreme weather comes as U.S climate envoy John Kerry tries to restart talks on global warming with China. Plus, Russia pulls out of U.N. grains deal after bridge attack, Biden fundraising and space burials. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202311 minutes, 6 seconds
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Special episode: The ethical debate over who can choose to die in Canada

WARNING: This episode contains material that some people might find disturbing. What happens when a country offers those suffering from mental illness the option to choose death? In this special episode, we’ll cover the debate raging over Canada’s decision to expand the right to die. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Russian general's words and photographing with the bulls - plus Putin and Biden on Prigozhin

A Russian general says he was fired for telling his bosses about the dire situation at the front in Ukraine. Does this fresh turmoil mean discontent is spreading in the Russian military? Vladimir Putin on mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin after that aborted mutiny and Joe Biden’s words of advice for the soldier of fortune. Join us in Spain to hear what’s it like to photograph charging bulls. Plus, all the latest on the fallout from the China hack, the Hollywood strike and North Korea’s rare UN appearance. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hollywood strike, Russia Iran tension and a do-or-die pitch for DeSantis

Hollywood faces a total shutdown as actors prepare to join screenwriters on the picket line. We give you the latest from Tinseltown. Ron DeSantis’ campaign focuses on Iowa in a bid to close the gap on Trump. Is the gamble going to pay off? Plus, why the Solomon Islands’ closer ties to China have the U.S. and Australia worried and the decades old dispute that’s caused diplomatic tension between Iran and Russia. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202311 minutes, 12 seconds
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NATO rebuffs Zelenskiy, Thai electoral drama and EVs pile up

What’s next for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after NATO declines to offer him a timeline for membership? Thailand on edge as its election winner battles to secure the role of prime minister. Plus, China steps up in the space race, a fake BMW ad believed to be at center of a hack and unsold electric vehicles piling up at US dealerships. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202311 minutes, 39 seconds
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Wagner neared nuclear base, Dutch collapse and a NATO wishlist by soldiers

As rebellious Wagner forces drove north toward Moscow on June 24, a contingent took a detour towards a Russian army base. A Reuters exclusive interview claims they aimed to acquire weapons. Sweden gets a huge boost in its bid to join NATO. Plus, the collapse of the Dutch government and an end to its longest-serving prime minister.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202311 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cluster bomb disputes as Biden in Europe for NATO summit

President Biden has landed in Europe for a trip whose centerpiece is a NATO summit in Vilnius – but some allies have expressed their dismay at the US decision to arm Ukraine with controversial cluster bombs. In Michigan, a backlash is brewing against a giant new EV battery plant. Plus, the Hong Kong hostels hoping to placate youths with affordable housing. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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Where in the world is Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin?

Yevgeny Prigozhin was supposed to be in Belarus under a deal brokered to end the Wagner Group’s mutiny. Now, Belarus' president says he's in Russia. Janet Yellen arrives in Beijing with a warning, Twitter threatens Meta Threads, and Silvio Berlusconi divides up his empire. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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Inside a UK Haredi Jewish school and new asylum rules on Mexico-US border

A U.S. federal judge has restricted some agencies and officials from communicating with social media companies to moderate their content. The Biden administration are appealing. Migrants say they are stuck in northern Mexico because of new U.S. border rules. Plus, religious schools in England wary of state intrusion in education. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Election lies cost, fighting shifts to Gaza and record heat

State Republican parties in two battleground states are paying for their leaders loyalty to election lies. A rocket attack shifts Israel's focus to Gaza as it withdraws from the heaviest fighting in the West Bank in nearly two decades. The Biden administration is warned off policing social media by a federal judge and extreme heat hits an earthly record. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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What Israel fears in Jenin and China wants from Yellen

Israel continues its raid involving hundreds of commandos and air strikes in the West Bank, saying its cracking down on terrorist groups. China steps up its war with the U.S. over microchips ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen. Reuters photographer Alkis Konstantinidis takes us behind the scenes of shooting a Supermoon. Plus the map that’s led to Vietnam banning the new "Barbie" movie. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202311 minutes, 39 seconds
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NATO's opportunity, a green energy backlash and France's streets

As NATO reshapes its strategy in response to Russia’s campaign, access to new member Finland and hopeful applicant Sweden opens ways for allies to watch and contain Moscow. In Texas, a local government effort to build a federally subsidized clean hydrogen hub is sparking opposition from environmental groups worried about the project’s voracious water demand. Plus, Pacific countries worry about a planned water release from Fukushima and the latest in France. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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Special episode: America’s slavery legacy

On this special edition, host Kim Vinnell follows two Reuters journalists on their personal journeys to confront family connections with slavery and racial violence. Plus, the investigation into more than 100 lawmakers with slaveholding ancestors. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cheap suicide drones, affirmative action and Sudan’s ethnic violence

The US Supreme Court has rejected race-conscious admissions – we look at what happens next. Sudan’s ongoing war sees spread of ethnic violence in the Darfur region. Plus, the cheap suicide drones that have become an increasing threat on Ukraine’s frontlines could upend global stability.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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French police's controversial powers and the Hollywood strike's impact

Over 100 have been arrested in France after riots sparked by the police killing of a teenager of North African descent. We look at the police’s controversial use-of-force powers and why allegations of systemic racism can’t be investigated. Russia’s top generals disappear from public view after failed mercenary mutiny. The small businesses impacted by the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike. Plus, the universe’s constant cosmic hum. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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Wagner group’s Africa dealings and raids in Europe’s new pot capital

The US tries to crack down on the Wagner group’s extensive interests in Africa, days after the mercenary group started an abortive uprising against Moscow’s military elite. A conservative Supreme Court rejects a legal theory that would give almost unchecked power to state lawmakers in deciding elections. Plus, police in Barcelona say organized crime has flourished around legal weed. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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What's next for Putin and Ukraine after mutiny

Russian President Vladimir Putin breaks his silence for the first time since a group of mercenaries threatened to march on Moscow. We look at how this Russian infighting could impact the battlefield in Ukraine and the balance of power back home. Plus, the most important day of the haj pilgrimage. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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The morning after Russia’s weekend mutiny

Western powers see cracks in President Putin’s authority after an aborted mutiny by Wagner Group mercenaries over the weekend. What next for the Russian leader and his war in Ukraine? Plus, how events in Russia may reverberate in Africa and the market impact. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202311 minutes, 43 seconds
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Special episode: Pride and prejudice – LGBTQ+ around the world

It’s Pride month – which can mean big parties and big protests. But elsewhere in the world, members of the LGBTQ+ community fear to do either as repercussions for visibility are great. In this special episode, we look at LGBTQ+ reality around the world, from the restrictive laws of Uganda to the Pride marches for peace in Cyprus.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202310 minutes, 18 seconds
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A catastrophic end for the Titanic sub

A vast search for a missing tourist submersible ends after pieces of it were found on the ocean floor. We look at the double standards on the high seas. President Biden seeks to bolster ties with India. Team USA’s prospects in the Women’s World Cup. Plus Beijing swelters, Russia’s squatting diplomat and the suit that makes the metaverse a full-body experience. *Editor's note: this episode has been republished to correct Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's title. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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On the front line of Ukraine's counteroffensive

Ukraine’s counteroffensive has slowed after retaking a string of villages. We’re on the front line as Ukrainian forces seek to push Russian troops closer to the sea. Time is running out for the missing Titanic tourist sub. We hear about the African men who joined Russia’s Wagner fighters in Ukraine. Plus, Powell in Congress, a gas explosion in China and the New Mexico woodcutters helping protect against wildfires. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Biden provokes Beijing, now what?

China hits back after Joe Biden compared Xi Jinping to a “dictator”. The remarks rekindle tensions that both sides had been trying to curb. A year after Roe v Wade was overturned we follow one Texas doctor who’s moved states to keep providing abortions. Plus, undersea sounds heard in the hunt for the Titanic tourist sub, Jerome Powell’s appearance in Congress and all the deals from the Paris Airshow. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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The hunt for the Titanic tourist sub and succession in the West Bank

Ships and planes are combing the North Atlantic in search of a tourist submersible that went missing on a dive to the Titanic. The city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank has become a hotbed of Palestinian resistance and a headache for any future successor to President Mahmoud Abbas. Plus, the sexual harassment scandal roiling Indian wrestling and its Olympic hopes. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202312 minutes, 4 seconds
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Blinken meets Xi and Chinese bankers rein it in

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in China for a much-anticipated visit – but with few real breakthroughs expected. How U.C. Berkeley tried to buoy enrollment of Black students without affirmative action. Plus, why China’s big-spending bankers are being told to stop flashing the cash. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202311 minutes, 56 seconds
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US-Iran talks and Australia divided over Indigenous vote

Australia is divided on a historic referendum which would recognize the country's Indigenous people in the constitution. The United States and Iran hold talks to try and defuse tensions. Plus, Manchester United’s hopes for $6 billion dollar deal and how a payphone collect call became a reporter’s best friend. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202311 minutes, 40 seconds
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Greece’s migrant tragedy, Indian arms and how to fly an F-16

Hundreds of migrants remain missing after Greece’s deadliest shipwreck so far this year. The Biden administration is pushing for New Delhi to cut through its own red tape and advance a deal for dozens of U.S.-made armed drones. Plus, Ukrainian pilots could begin training to fly U.S.-manufactured F-16 fighter jets as soon as this summer. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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Inside a liberated Ukrainian village and Trump’s not guilty plea

Reuters exclusively gained access to a newly-liberated village in southeastern Ukraine – the first independent confirmation that Ukraine is advancing in its counteroffensive. But elsewhere in Ukraine, there are fears about water levels needed to cool Europe’s largest nuclear plant. Plus, former President Donald Trump pleads not guilty to federal criminal charges. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trump in court, Lebanon’s power vacuum and UAE sex trafficking

Former President Donald Trump is headed to federal court in Miami, with thousands of supporters expected to protest. Why Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah movement are set to reject a senior IMF official as president. Plus, how deception and inaction underpin the UAE’s thriving sex trafficking industry. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202311 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ukraine’s gains, the great US labor reshuffle and Berlusconi dies

The situation on the ground as Ukraine reports small gains in a counteroffensive against Russian forces. In the United States, jobs have bounced back – with therapists up and food service staff down. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is reported dead. Plus, the German soccer league for overweight players. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202311 minutes, 26 seconds
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Special episode: Growing pains for Europe's youngest country

Listen to special episode with host Kim Vinnell in Kosovo, where Europe's youngest country is trying to move past the ravages of war. We sit down with leaders of both Kosovo and Serbia to discuss the conflict 15 years after Pristina declared independence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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What’s next for Trump and crypto’s uncertain future

More legal woes for Donald Trump after he's indicted on federal criminal charges for retaining classified documents. A regulatory clampdown is reshaping the future of crypto and how space messes with astronauts’ brains. Plus the latest on Kherson, Canada and a bull market. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202311 minutes, 29 seconds
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El Nino threatens more wildfires and Germany’s far-right surge

It’s Canada’s worst ever start to wildfire season – we look at how El Nino’s hot, dry conditions could make matters worse. In Germany, the country's most successful far-right party since the Nazis are surging on an anti-immigration, anti-green agenda. Plus, the unions fighting in Long Beach to make sure zero-emissions do not equal lost jobs. **Please note episode updated to clarify that Long Beach is aiming to have the world’s first zero-emissions terminal, not be the world's first zero-emissions port. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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Golf geopolitics and exclusive sit-down with Kosovo’s president

Saudi Arabia emerges as the big winner as golf’s bitter divide ends with unexpected PGA-LIV merger. An exclusive interview with Kosovo’s president as tensions bubble with Serbia. Plus, cleaning up the Seine for the Paris Olympics. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ukraine dam destroyed and Trump document probe

A massive dam is destroyed in Russian-occupied Ukraine flooding the war zone and threatening thousands who live nearby. Trump’s lawyers are meeting with Justice Department officials in DC, meaning possible charges for the hundreds of classified documents he took from the White House. Plus, Chat GPT’s founder in Israel. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202311 minutes, 17 seconds
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Has Ukraine’s counter offensive begun?

Russia says it’s thwarted a major Ukrainian attack in the Donetsk region – is this the long-promised counter-offensive? Saudi Arabia pledges big oil cuts in July. Plus, the ancient statues found after a tipoff from a garbage man, and smiling lessons in Japan after COVID mask-wearing declines. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202310 minutes, 57 seconds
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Special episode: Inside the race to replant the Amazon

Listen to Jake Spring’s special report on replanting the Amazon with host Kim Vinnell. As the climate clock ticks down, it's fallen to non-profits to restore vast portions of Brazil's decimated Amazon Rainforest. But they're battling illegal land grabs, tight budgets, and some botanical mysteries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202312 minutes, 22 seconds
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Default avoided, NATO’s Ukraine divisions and poetry in space

The U.S. has passed a deal to lift its debt ceiling – avoiding a catastrophic default. The divisions in NATO on how fast Ukraine should join. South Africa’s diplomatic headache about inviting President Putin. Plus, a poetry odyssey to outer space and a Pink Floyd controversy in Germany. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202312 minutes, 12 seconds
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Chocolate shops to save the planet and Senegal on edge for rape verdict

How a meat magnate and sponsorship of a German soccer club helped push Russian President Vladimir Putin's agenda in Germany. Chocolate shops to combat global warming? Hear about the surprising projects declared as “climate financing”. Plus, Senegal's opposition leader faces rape trial verdict. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Drone warfare in Moscow and the Taliban’s secret talks

The first attack on civilian areas of Moscow since the start of the Ukraine war marks a new and dangerous shift. Hear how Ukraine’s allies are responding to the drone warfare. Does the Taliban want to come in from the cold? We have an exclusive on secret talks held in Qatar. Plus, we’re on the ground in northern Kosovo as NATO sends in more troops to help curb ethnic violence. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Deep fakes want your vote, and North Korea’s wall

The rise of AI could mean a whole new landscape for 2024’s US presidential election: watch out for deep fakes and hyper-persuasive chatbots. We unpack North Korea’s secret pandemic project: building a massive border wall with Russia and China. And in Sudan’s largest orphanage, dozens of babies die as their carers escape the fighting. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202312 minutes, 1 second
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Debt deal heads to Congress and Erdogan's victory song

 A deal in principle and now comes the really hard part. President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy need to cobble together a coalition of Republicans and Democrats to get their debt deal through Congress. In Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan extends his rule into a third decade with every sign that he will continue the economic and foreign policies that have put him at odds with Western allies. What the return of street hawkers in China says about the health of the world’s second-largest economy. Plus, are you hungry enough to eat a giant isopod? Come with us to Taipei to find out.   
5/29/202311 minutes, 5 seconds
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Who are the Russians fighting Russia?

Russian anti-Kremlin fighters take the war back home with an incursion into Russia’s Belgorod region. We hear from one of their commanders who says it’s just the start. What’s next in the Madeleine McCann search? The fallout from Target pulling part of its Pride collection. Plus, we’re on the clay at Roland Garros for the French Open. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/26/202312 minutes, 18 seconds
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Economics 101: What next for U.S. and Turkey?

What's next for interest rates? Our U.S. Fed interpreter analyses the latest minutes - and if there's a difference between a hold, skip or pause. In Turkey, more rates decisions as President Erdogan could be on the verge of reelection – and a rehaul of his economic policy. Plus, how an in-flight request for a blanket sparked controversy in Hong Kong and what's behind the Chinese hacking of Kenya's government. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/25/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Racism costs Spain’s La Liga and Russian scientist accused of China leaks

Black Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr has spoken out against racist incidents in Spain. We take a deep dive into how the Brazilian’s stand is shaking up Spanish soccer – and making diplomatic waves. Plus, Reuters exclusives showing a Russian scientist has been accused of leaking secrets to China, and the U.S. doctors keeping their track records secret. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/24/202312 minutes, 10 seconds
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DeSantis’ challenge, a Pacific pact and commingling at Binance

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is widely expected to throw his hat in the ring for the presidency this week. Which part of the conservative spectrum should he woo? Plus, a Reuters investigation reveals crypto giant Binance mixed customers funds with company revenues, and a new defense pact aimed at tackling China’s influence in the Pacific. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/23/202311 minutes, 41 seconds
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'Name-calling phase' of debt ceiling talks - is a deal possible?

Gridlock over the U.S. debt ceiling as Biden and McCarthy are set to meet - can a deal get done? Russia says Bakhmut captured after the bloodiest battle of the 15-month war - now what? Plus, Greek election results and Canadian wildfires. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/22/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Bat Lands: a compendium

This episode is a special companion to the five-part investigation into how humanity's hunger for resources is driving worldwide destruction of areas rich with bats, carriers of tens of thousands of viruses. A Reuters data analysis pinpoints areas where conditions are ripe for a bat-borne disease to spill over to humanity, and how those spillovers could lead to the next global pandemic.
5/21/20239 minutes, 52 seconds
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What's the G7 to do about China?

President Joe Biden wants to send a tough message to Beijing from this year’s G7 summit. But China’s trade ties with other G7 countries are complicating Biden’s goal. Japan’s hopes for concrete action on nuclear disarmament also look out of reach as countries stock up on missiles and warheads. We hear from disillusioned atomic bomb survivors and visit an arms factory in South Korea to see firsthand the business of war. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/20/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Assad in Saudi to talk drugs and money

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab League summit. His appearance seals his return to the regional fold after years of civil war. But Arab leaders are seeking a price for re-engagement and potential financial assistance – action on Syria’s flourishing drugs trade. G7 leaders are set to unveil new sanctions against Russia and welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a summit in Hiroshima. Plus, Greek politicians vie for struggling youth vote, New York pitches for the World Cup 2026 final and debunking misinformation at the U.S./Mexico border. 
5/19/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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Meghan and Harry’s NY paparazzi chase and Russian scientists accused of treason

Prince Harry accuses photographers of nearly killing him, Meghan and her mother after a car chase in New York. In Russia, three scientists known for working on hypersonic missiles have been arrested in a treason investigation. Israelis are celebrating Jerusalem Day while Hamas looks to build legitimacy. Plus, flooding in Italy, Deutsche pays out over Epstein and Montana bans TikTok. 
5/18/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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Saving the planet meets voter resistance in Germany

A backlash over the cost of climate-friendly policies is hitting Germany’s Green Party. What does this voter resistance mean for the fight against climate change in the rest of the world? Argentina becomes the latest Latin American country to green light mifepristone – the drug at the centre of the U.S. abortion battle. Plus, all the latest on the debt ceiling talks and a cooking marathon in Nigeria. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/17/202311 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why the next pandemic may come from bats

Humanity’s intrusion into bat habitats is ramping up the risk of global health disasters. A Reuters investigation identifies the places where disease outbreaks are most likely to occur. Not a wrinkle in sight -- the British skincare company embracing the four-day week. Could it catch on? Plus, Johnny Depp, Ben Affleck and Natalie Portman set to hit the red carpet as Cannes kicks off. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising.
5/16/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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A runoff in Turkey and Thai voters rout the military

Elections in Thailand and Turkey see challengers take on the established ruling parties. A runoff in Turkey could see President Erdogan head for his third decade in power. And in Thailand, a stunning rout of army-backed parties by an opposition coalition - but will the military let them take power? Plus, the comeback project for the iconic Australian platypus.
5/15/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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The stakes are high as Turkey votes

There’s a lot at stake in Turkey’s elections this weekend. Three months after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, millions are still homeless or displaced. Inflation is soaring. President Tayyip Erdogan faces the closest challenge yet to his leadership in Sunday’s election. Who will lead the nation that holds NATO’s second-largest armed forces, has kept a communication channel open with Russia and decides what countries can join the alliance?
5/13/202310 minutes, 58 seconds
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Everything you need to know about Eurovision

ABBA. Celine Dion. A turkey puppet? They’ve all represented their countries at the Eurovision Song Contest – the annual songfest that has more viewers than the Super Bowl. Join us in Liverpool, home of The Beatles, to find out all about the politics behind the power ballads and the tax breaks behind silk flares. "Tattoo" by Loreen courtesy of Universal Music. "Heart of Steel" clip courtesy of Tvorchi.
5/12/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Title 42's final hours and the U.S. government rift over China

The divisions inside the U.S. government over how to deal with China in the wake of the alleged spy balloon. We join thousands of migrants rushing to the U.S. border as a tough migration policy is set to expire - hear about the people risking life and limb to jump aboard cargo trains as Title 42 ends. Plus, a fight over feeding homeless people in Houston and all the latest news from Gaza and Pakistan.
5/11/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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What’s at stake for Pakistan with the arrest of Imran Khan

A worsening political crisis in Pakistan after the arrest of Imran Khan. What danger does the popular politician’s detention pose to the government and the all-important military? Sudan’s conflict couldn’t come at a worse time for Africa as aid flags. The UAE sets its priorities for COP28 and all the latest on the Trump sex abuse verdict and the debt ceiling talks.  
5/10/202312 minutes, 1 second
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The sons of El Chapo go from Insta-fame to Most Wanted

With their father in prison, the sons of El Chapo have taken over the family business. The Justice Department calls the cartel run by Los Chapitos the “most violent and most prolific fentanyl trafficking operation in the world.” Plus, closing arguments for the rape and defamation case against Donald Trump, and deadly floods in Congo. 
5/9/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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Assad in from the cold and Ukraine’s religious war

Arab nations welcome Syria back into the fold. But will the diplomatic victory for President Bashar al-Assad make any difference to Syrians reeling from years of conflict? Rural communities in Ukraine are divided as Kyiv cracks down on priests it says are loyal to Russia. Moscow steps up attacks on Ukraine ahead of Victory Day holiday. And after the royal jubilation in Britain, anti-monarchists say the police crackdown on protests will only strengthen their cause. Plus a dire warning from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. 
5/8/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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Title 42 ends, debt ceiling drags and Haley hangs in

As a Covid-era order ends, thousands of migrants are amassing on the U.S. border, setting up a political showdown for the Biden administration. Recession fears grow as debt ceiling talks stall. Nikki Haley pivots on abortion. And a Californian man tries to reverse aging.
5/7/202310 minutes, 30 seconds
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The coronation the world is and isn’t celebrating

A stone of destiny, a golden carriage and the world’s largest diamond – Britain is putting on the show of the century for King Charles’ coronation. But the British monarchy isn’t celebrated everywhere in the world. We walk the procession route, speak to a Maori indigenous artist and a British republican about what the day means for them and talk to our own correspondents about how they are preparing. Plus the famous guests that won’t be there.
5/5/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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What we know about the explosion over the Kremlin

Moscow claims Ukraine tried to kill President Putin with a drone attack on the Kremlin. Kyiv denies it. We unpack what we know so far. In Serbia, a school shooting prompts calls for instant reform. And one of the biggest raids in mafia history – will it make a dent in Italy’s biggest crime clan?
5/4/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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UPDATE: In the room with the Fed - interpreting Powell on future hikes

The Fed raises rates - but signals the possibility of a pause. We're in the room with Jerome Powell. Plus Senate Dems grill Supreme Court justices over ethics, Ryan Reynold’s Wrexham celebrates on a bus top and the latest on the Kenya cult.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt-out of targeted advertising