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


  • US Sudan envoy warns of '20 year crisis'

    07/06/2024 Duração: 03min

    The US special envoy to Sudan, Tom Perriello, warns other countries not to seek to benefit from the conflict there. Khartoum, he said, needed aid not arms.Also in the programme: are sanctions against Russia working? And sea urchins under threat.(Picture: Adam Hassan, who has an album with pictures of his son and father, who he said were killed by the RSF and Arab militias in the West Darfur town of Murnei in June, sits outside his makeshift shelter in Adre, Chad. Credit: Reuters)

  • European elections: what's driving the expected rightward shift?

    07/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    With elections to the European Parliament underway, what's driving the expected rightward shift in the politics of many EU countries? Also in the programme: what humpback whales can tell us about the impact of climate change on the Antarctic; and the woman who allegedly inspired the stalker character in the hit Netflix show Baby Reindeer sues the streamer for defamation.(Image: The European Parliament prepares for broadcast of European elections results, Brussels, Belgium - 07 Jun 2024 / CREDIT: Olivier Hoslet / EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

  • D-Day veterans mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy invasion

    06/06/2024 Duração: 46min

    In Normandy, world leaders reflect on the sacrifice of war and the need for peace and the few surviving veterans tell their stories.Also on the programme: the UN in Gaza refutes Israeli claims the UN is too close to Hamas; and are Elon Musk's space dreams getting closer to reality?(Picture: D-Day veterans in Normandy. Credit: Reuters / Tessier)

  • D-Day remembered, 80 years on

    06/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    Western leaders and veterans of the Second World War are in northern France to mark 80 years since the D-Day landings -- the start of the operation to liberate northern Europe from the Nazis. We hear from the ceremonies, and from some of the survivors.Also in the programme: more than forty people have been killed in an Israeli airstrike on a UN-run school that was sheltering displaced families – we hear from UNRWA and the Israeli Defence Forces; and we talk to one of the scientists who have discovered a new way to predict dementia, many years before symptoms appear.

  • UN chief demands action on climate change

    05/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    The UN Secretary General has called for immediate action to tackle climate change, including phasing out fossil fuels, banning ads about them, and imposing windfall taxes on energy companies. Antonio Guterres described fossil fuel firms as the godfathers of climate chaos, raking in profits while the planet burned. Also in the programme: Narendra Modi is on course for a third term as India's prime minister, with his BJP securing the backing of allied parties to form a new coalition government; and how much impact do the blue lights from our phones and tablet screens actually have on our sleep.(Picture: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speak at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on June 5, 2024. Credit: David Dee Delgado/REUTERS)

  • Indian Election: Modi’s BJP clinches coalition deal

    05/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to retain power, but his BJP party lost its outright parliamentary majority for the first time in 10 years. This concluded the world's biggest election which was held in seven phases over six weeks with almost a billion people registered to vote.Also on the programme: on the eve of key European elections, we hear from Poland where farmers are feeling the heat from neighbouring Ukraine; and advice from your future self, the chatbot offering life lessons from what AI thinks you'll be like at sixty. (Photo: Prime Minister Modi claims victory in India elections Credit: EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

  • Modi claims election victory

    04/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    The Indian Prime Minister says his third term is a historic feat, but his majority has been greatly reduced. Also on the programme, President Biden issues new measures against asylum seekers; the first TV debate ahead of the British elections; and the three boys in North Dakota who found a dinosaur.(Photo: Jubilant Modi supporters outside BJP HQ in Delhi. Credit: Shutterstock)

  • Indian election: Shock for governing BJP as opposition set to slash majority

    04/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    The BJP-led alliance is leading in just under 300 seats, while opposition parties are ahead in about 200. Meanwhile, more than two dozen opposition parties that joined to take on Mr Modi and the BJP, are hoping to prove exit polls wrong.Also on the programme: we hear from an Israeli hostage negotiator, and we look at why the Swiss Air Force is taking to the road.(Photo: Indian voters show their inked fingers after casting their vote during the last phase of the Indian parliament elections Credit: Manu Arora/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

  • Mexico elects its first woman president

    03/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    Claudia Sheinbaum becomes Mexico’s first woman president, so how will she tackle the country’s violence and insecurity? Also in the programme: Nigeria’s public sector workers go on strike disrupting power supplies; and was the so-called Bulgarian Crypto-queen murdered? ( Photo: Claudia Sheinbaum addressing a victory rally in Mexico city. Credit: Reuters.)

  • Mexico elects its first female president

    03/06/2024 Duração: 48min

    An ally of outgoing left wing leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador, she has won a landslide victory with about sixty per cent of the vote. Even her most ardent supporters say they want to see more done to tackle violent crime in the drug-violence ravaged nation. Also on the programme: Hunter Biden, the son of the US President, goes on trial for gun charges; and the stray-dog rescuer of Ukraine on why she cannot stay away from the frontlines of war. (Picture: Claudia Sheinbaum addressing her supporters in Mexico City Credit: REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini)

  • Polls open in Mexico amid violence

    02/06/2024 Duração: 42min

    Voting is taking place in Mexico in an election which is almost certain to result in the country's first female president. More than twenty candidates have been killed in what is now the most violent election in modern Mexican history. Also in the programme: scientists in Britain have developed a blood test that could forecast the return of breast cancer years before tumours show up in scans; and will the T20 Cricket World Cup help the sport compete with more established sports in the United States.(A woman shows her inked thumb after voting at a polling station during general elections, in Comachuen, Mexico on June 2, 2024. Credit: Ivan Arias/Reuters)

  • Far-right Israeli ministers threaten to resign over Biden plan

    02/06/2024 Duração: 48min

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu risks losing power if he agrees to the latest deal on the table for a ceasefire in Gaza. National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich have threatened to bring down the government if Mr Netanyahu agrees to the deal. We speak to Hanoch Milwidsky, a member of the Knesset for Mr Netanyahu's Likud Party.Also in the programme: China lands a probe on the unexplored, far side of the moon; and coalition talks begin in South Africa, with the African National Congress losing its outright majority in the elections.(Photo: Israeli right-wing Knesset members Itamar ben Gvir (L) and Bezalel Smotrich (R) in the Israeli parliament in November 2022. Credit: Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS)

  • President Biden’s plan for a ceasefire sparks division in Israel

    01/06/2024 Duração: 47min

    The ceasefire proposal between Israel and Hamas made by US President Joe Biden has received mixed reactions in Israel. The opposition has backed it but the two leading right-wing ministers have threatened to pull out of the coalition government if there is a deal. Mexicans will go to the polls this Sunday after a violent campaign. We hear from Professor Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera in Mexico City; And cybersecurity expert Lisa McKee explains the consequences of the recent Ticketmaster data breach.(Picture: Protesters demand release of hostages in Tel Aviv, Israel. Credit: Abir Sultan/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

  • South Africa set to be governed by coalition

    01/06/2024 Duração: 48min

    South Africa is set to be governed by coalition after the ruling ANC loses its majority. With most results declared, the party has around 40%, its worst result for thirty years. It's now preparing to launch coalition talks with its rivals. Also in the programme: a new saliva test for prostate cancer; and Boeing prepares for its Starliner launch to the International Space Station(Picture: First-time voter in Kwazulu Natal dons a green and black MK party t-shirt. Credit: BBC)

  • Biden outlines new Israeli proposal to end Gaza war

    31/05/2024 Duração: 47min

    President Biden has called on Israel and Hamas to accept a new proposal aimed at ending the war in Gaza. He said the three-phase approach - approved by Israeli officials - would initially involve a six-week ceasefire and the release of Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. In his first response, Prime Minister Netanyahu said the war would only end with the elimination of Hamas' military and governmental capabilities. Also in the programme: Donald Trump has confirmed he'll appeal against his historic criminal conviction, in a tirade that included attacks on the judge and his political opponents; and South Africa's governing ANC loses its parliamentary majority - so what's gone wrong in the thirty years since it swept to power amid a wave of optimism.(Image: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House on 31 May 2024. Credit: Reuters/Hockstein)