We report on Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid. Plus we bring the latest from Kyiv following a wave of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine, the world population hits 8 billion, and the latest business news.
What is a ‘dirty bomb’? We explore the claims made by Russia to the UN that Ukraine is preparing to use one. Plus: Israel’s balancing act between the US and China, a flick through the day’s papers and the latest business headlines.
Russia targets Zaporizhzhia with ‘kamikaze drones’. Plus: Turkey suggests Sweden and Finland join Nato separately, Afghanistan faces economic hardship under the Taliban and the latest theatre news.
As Indonesia celebrates its independence day, we discuss President Joko Widodo’s plan to act as a diplomatic bridge between Russia and Ukraine. Plus: French troops officially leave Mali, cartel-driven violence in Mexico and the latest aviation news.
Boris Johnson survives a confidence vote – but at what price? Plus: Putin’s threats over Western weapon deliveries to Ukraine, a flick through today’s papers and a special update from the 2022 edition of Salone del Mobile.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how the war in ukraine is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger (10:36), why the tide is out for cryptocurrency assets (16:40), and pouring graphene’s bright future.
We discuss the possibility of unilateral action on the Northern Ireland protocol and hear the latest on the conflict in Ukraine from Kharkiv. Plus: Yemen’s Sana’a airport finally reopens, and it’s the first day of the Cannes Film Festival.
Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko gives us the latest on the ground in Kyiv and we hear an update on Russia’s military strategy. Plus: the Philippines prepares for next month’s presidential elections, and transport news.
Ukrainian journalist Iryna Matviyishyn gives us the latest from Lviv as more reports of Russian attacks on civilians emerge. Plus: Anna Rosenberg of Signum Global on calls for the EU to cut off Russian oil imports, a review of today’s papers and aviation news.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, why a Ukrainian victory would transform the security of Europe, a terrible plane crash prompts a revealing anti-media backlash in China (11:20) and the serious business of social influencers (18:30).