Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.




Is this the end for Boris Johnson as UK prime minister?

The British PM is facing further ministerial resignations, after the loss of his finance and health ministers on Tuesday evening, and growing calls to step down himself. As his support within the Conservative Party melts away, can he remain in office? We review today's political events, and hear from one of his critics, Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen. Also in the programme: controversy over the release of contaminated water from the defunct Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. And shocking...


Two ministers resign from Boris Johnson's cabinet

The British prime minister's job is hanging by a thread, after finance minister Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid quit amid allegations the prime minister has repeatedly misled his colleagues in recent months over a number of issues. Also in the programme, the Russian advances continue in Ukraine. We have a report from front line in the east. (Photo: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the weekly Cabinet meeting at Downing Street on July 5, 2022. Credit: Getty Images.)


On the Ukrainian frontline in the Donbas

As Russian forces continue their advance in eastern Ukraine, we look at the mood among Ukrainian troops and speak to a local volunteer who has helped to evacuate thousands of civilians. Also in the programme: as France repatriates women and children who were involved with Islamic State group, what are the prospects for their rehabilitation? And Finland launches the world's first fully-working sand battery, which can store green power for months at a time. (Photo: damage after Russian...


Putin presses on after capture of Lysychansk

As Russia captures the Luhansk region and moves a step closer to controlling all of the Donbas, we look at the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, a likely future target of President Putin. Also in the programme, we have the latest on the Independence Day parade shooting in Chicago. Plus, reaction from the brother of Shireen Abu Akleh, as the US State Department publishes its findings into the death of the Palestinian American journalist. (Photo: plumes of smoke rising during heavy fighting...


After capturing Luhansk, where next for Russia?

As Russia claims control of the entire Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, we speak to the deputy mayor of Sloviansk - the next city in Russia's sights. How are Ukraine's forces coping with this undulating conflict? Also in the programme: Will the Taliban allow Afghan girls the chance of an education? And we'll hear from the Australian city of Sydney, where thousands of people are told to leave their homes as heavy flooding hits. (Photo shows a man flying the Russian flag on his balcony in...


Russia claims it controls Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region

Russia claims it controls Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region, a senior Ukrainian politician gives his reaction; thousands of Australians made homeless by heavy torrential rain and a giant of British modern theatre Peter Brook has died, his friend the actor Kathryn Hunter remembers him.(Photo shows a destroyed apartment bloc in the city of Sievierodonetsk in the Luhansk Region. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko via REUTERS)


Russia claims control over Luhansk

Russia says it now controls the whole of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. We assess that claim and look at the big picture of the war's progress and hear from America's top general. Also on the programme, we hear from Australia's biggest city, Sydney, were thousands of people have been told to leave their homes because of the risk of flooding; and the legendary British theatre director, Peter Brook, has died in Paris at the age of ninety-seven. We speak to actor Kathryn Hunter, a long...


Afghanistan: major meeting of clerics concludes

A 3-day meeting of Islamic clerics and tribal leaders in Kabul has ended with a call to the world to recognise the Taliban's leadership of Afghanistan and to lift sanctions. Also on the programme: protesters storm Libya's parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk; and unrest in Karakalpakstan. (Image: Taliban spokesmen talk with journalists as they brief them about Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly), in Kabul, Afghanistan, 30 June 2022. Credit - STRINGER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock.)


Ukraine: Explosions in the southern city of Mykolaiv

Authorities have urged residents to stay in air raid shelters. Also reports from Russian state media say that two Britons will stand trial for "mercenary activities," and the ship which Ukraine says is full of stolen grain. Also, the UN special advisor on Libya condemns the violence after the Libyan parliament in the city of Tobruk is set ablaze by protesters. And Greece's minister of Climate Change tells us about their efforts to combat wildfires before they even take place. (Photo: A man...


Russian missile strikes kill 21 in Ukraine’s Odesa region

Russian missile strikes kill at least 21 civilians at a resort near the port of Odesa. We speak to the mayor of the Ukrainian city: Hennadiy Trukhanov. Also in the programme: the Supreme leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan makes a rare public appearance. And 50 years on, a gay rights veteran remembers the first pride march in London. (Credit: A local man looks at the scene of a damaged residential building after shelling in the small city of Serhiivka near Odesa, southern Ukraine. Credit:...


Xi Jinping defends China's rule of Hong Kong

China marks 25 years since the end of British rule in Hong Kong. What has changed in that time? We'll hear from a pro-Beijing official and from an activist in exile. Also on the programme: in Sri Lanka, people are waiting in petrol station queues for days; and how a Bulgarian crypto-queen found herself on the FBI's most wanted list. (Photo: Mr Xi (right) was greeted by Hong Kong's new chief executive John Lee. Credit: Reuters)


US Supreme Court curbs power to fight climate change

A US Supreme court ruling has weakened Washington's ability to cut carbon emissions and meet the US’s commitments on climate change. We ask how great the impact will be. Also in the programme: Juliana Lumumba talks to us on the day a tooth belonging to her father - the assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba - was buried in Kinshasa; and how Japan is sweltering in its hottest weather in 150 years. Photo: The Dixie Fire ranked as the second-largest California wildfire on record, July...


Russia withdraws from Snake Island

The Russian Defence Ministry says it has withdrawn its forces from Snake Island, off Ukraine's southern coast. Moscow has called it a "goodwill gesture" to facilitate grain exports, but Ukraine is celebrating a victory. Also in the programme, China's President Xi Jinping is visiting Hong Kong, in his first trip out of mainland China since the start of the pandemic. Plus, more than 30 years after his father was forced from power by an uprising, Ferdinand Marcos Junior has been sworn in as...


2015 Paris attacker sentenced to life

A court in France has sentenced the only attacker to have survived the Islamist terror attacks in Paris in 2015 to a full life term in prison. Also on the programme, could an escalation of tension between Sudan and Ethiopia be a distraction tactic? And, a hundred years after an LA beach was taken from its African American owners, it's being returned to the descendants of that family. Photo: BENOIT PEYRUCQ/AFP


NATO unveils new strategy

NATO leaders meet for the second day to discuss the biggest overhaul of the alliance since the end of the Cold War. President Biden promises more soldiers and arms for Europe. We hear from Madrid about the talks. Also on the programme, after a nine-month trial a verdict is expected in the case of the people accused of carrying out the 2015 Islamist attacks in Paris; and we hear from Australia where honey bees have been put in to lockdown after the emergence of a deadly bee-killing parasite....


Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for helping the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein abuse teenage girls. Also on the programme, An aide to President Trump's chief of staff has said that Mr Trump knew some of his supporters were armed when he urged them to go to the Capitol building to try to overturn the election result. And, Turkey has dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the NATO military bloc. (Photo: Reuters)


Dozens of human smuggling victims found dead in truck in Texas

Forty-six people found dead, along with sixteen survivors, in a huge tractor-trailor that had been abandoned by its driver in the city of San Antonio, near the southern border of the United States. The survivors were rescued after cries were heard coming from inside the vehicle. We hear the latest from San Antonio. Also in the programme: a group of former Australian military personnel warn of the knock-on effects of global conflict and climate change on the country's food security. And as...


Russian missiles strike a shopping centre in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk

President Zelensky said more than 1000 people were in the building. More than a dozen people are known to have been killed. Also on the programme; we go to the bar in Eastern Cape in South Africa where 21 teenagers died at the weekend. And we hear the story of the unknown artist in London who has gained a worldwide following after his death, thanks to his neighbour. (Picture: Fire fighters in Kremenchuk. Credit: Reuters)


Russian forces ‘stealing grain’ from Ukraine

There is mounting evidence that Russian forces in occupied areas of Ukraine have been stealing grain from local farmers. Also, a conference addressing the state of the world’s oceans has opened in Lisbon today; and in Afghanistan, thousands of people are still waiting for help, five days after a powerful earthquake. (Planet)


Dozens of Russian missile strikes across Ukraine

Dozens of Russian missiles have struck targets across Ukraine, with the capital Kyiv enduring the heaviest barrage in months. But how long will Moscow's missile stockpiles last? Also in the programme: the hunt for justice in Italy more than 40 years after Marxist militants launched a campaign of violence; plus, the baby mammoth, unearthed in pristine condition in Canada after 30,000 years. Photo: Rescuers next to an apartment building destroyed in Russian airstrikes in Kyiv. Credit: Getty...