Tag Archives: Iran

Morning News Podcast: Minneapolis Protests, Iran Nuclear Site Explosion

More protests in Minneapolis as details emerge about the killing of yet another black man by a police officer. Iran is promising revenge for an explosion at one of it’s largest nuclear facilities, threatening the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as talks resume.

And, Russia is building up its military presence along the Ukrainian border stoking fears of another invasion.

Morning News Podcast: U.N. Coronavirus Report, China-Iran Agreement

We discuss the UN’s report into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and hear about a new comprehensive agreement signed between Beijing and Tehran.

Plus: we head to Iceland as the countdown to Eurovision begins.

Analysis: What Is Known About Iran’s Nuclear Sites

While Iran says it isn’t trying to build nuclear weapons, a look at its key facilities suggests it could develop the technology to make them. WSJ breaks down Tehran’s capabilities as it hits new milestones in uranium enrichment and limits access to inspectors. Photo illustration: George Downs

World News: Killing Coal, Biden & Iran And Taiwan’s Resilient Economy (Dec 6)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: killing coalJoe Biden and Iran (10:30), and how Taiwan’s economy remains resilient (16:20)

World News Podcast: Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killing, French Police

Radio News 24/7 reports: Iran blames Israel for killing of top nuclear scientist, French police beating of black man, and other top world news.

Morning News Podcast: Iran & Russia Interfere In 2020 Election, Opioids

U.S. intelligence agencies say Iran, Russia have tried to interfere in 2020 election, Purdue Pharma reaches $8.34 billion settlement over opioid probes, and keeping it civil in the cul-de-sac.

Global News: American Racism, Iran And Low-Earth Orbit Battles

The Economist Editor's PicksA selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how not to tackle American racism, (10:28) a better way to contain Iran’s nuclear programme, (14:38) and the battle for low-earth orbit.

Travel: “The New York Times Style Magazine” – The Silk Road (May 2020)

For years, Silk Road travelers made the grueling trek past towering mountain ranges and ancient cities now lost to time. Centuries later, one writer attempts to retrace the journey.

T Magazine - The New York Times

 

This year, T’s spring Travel issue is devoted to just five stories, each an account of its writer’s journey along a different section of the Silk Road — the ancient network of trade routes that until the 15th or 16th century spanned some 4,000 miles of the globe, from Central Asia across the Middle East to Southern Europe, and formed a vital conduit for both new commodities and new ideas. While venturing to faraway places might seem like a distant possibility now, a year after this issue began to take shape, as we reckon with the global pandemic, these pieces are a powerful reminder of our innate desire to move and explore.

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