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Macron calls for unity at G7 summit to tackle trade issues
by BBC World Service on 24 August 2019 at 23:31
The French President Emmanuel Macron said he will try to convince the G7 leaders that tensions, especially trade tensions, were bad for everybody. Also: Brazilian officials say hundreds of new fires are now burning in the Amazon region, and NASA is reported to be investigating the first allegation of a crime in space.
French President to warn G7 over trade tensions
by BBC World Service on 24 August 2019 at 21:12
The French President Emmanuel Macron is going into a potentially fractious G-Seven summit saying he'll do everything he can to get the top industrial countries to agree a strategy. He said he'd try to convince the G7 leaders that tensions, especially trade tensions, were bad for everybody. Also in the programme: How Bangladesh is planning to persuade hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar; The Brazilian military has been deployed to fight hundreds of new fires reportedly burning in the Amazon region; And NASA investigates what may turn out to be the first crime in space.
Trump arrives for G7 summit as global disputes threaten unity
by BBC World Service on 24 August 2019 at 13:27
President Trump has arrived in France for the G7 summit, amid warnings that this could be the last chance to restore harmony among the world's top industrial nations. Also in the programme: With less than 10 weeks to go until Britain's planned exit from the European Union - plans for a 'no deal' Brexit are stepped up; and Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes in the Amazon. Picture: U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a lunch ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz. Credit: REUTERS.
A new dawn for Sudan
by BBC World Service on 24 August 2019 at 08:30
New part-civilian authorities were sworn in. It's part of a planned move to fully democratic government. Also in this edition: the populist governing coalition in Italy collapses - for the moment, at least; concern mounts about wildfires in Brazil; the Hong Kong chief executive offers an olive branch to pro-democracy protesters; and why Greenland won't be joining the United States just yet. (Picture: Sudanese people celebrate after the signing of a power-sharing agreement between the military and the civilian opposition. Credit: EPA)
Brazil sends army to tackle Amazon fires
by BBC World Service on 24 August 2019 at 00:03
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from European Union leaders. Also: Trump says US firms "hereby ordered to quit China", and vets harvest eggs from the last two surviving female northern white rhinos in Kenya.
Amazon fires: Brazil-EU trade deal threatened
by BBC World Service on 23 August 2019 at 21:17
France and Ireland say they will block a major trade deal with Latin American nations if the Brazilian government does not take more action against the fires. We’ll hear from our correspondent in the Brazilian Amazon as well as a former Brazilian environment minister, and ask how significant the trade deal is. Also in the programme: violent clashes have taken place again in Kashmir between local people and police forces; and we hear from a zoologist working in Kenya, part of a team that has successfully harvested eggs from the ovaries of the world’s only two surviving Northern White Rhinos. (Picture: An aerial picture shows a fire raging in the Amazon rainforest in the state of Rondonia, in northern Brazil. Credit: AFP)
Amazon fires: Bolsonaro accuses Mr Macron of meddling for "political gain"
by BBC World Service on 23 August 2019 at 15:35
The French and German leaders say the record number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest is an international crisis which must be discussed at this weekend's G7 summit. Also in the programme: Russia has launched the world's first floating nuclear power station on a journey across the Arctic; and YouTube closes 210 accounts tied to Hong Kong influence campaign. Picture: Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas. Credit: Reuters.
Amazon fires: Brazil's President chairs emergency meeting on crisis
by BBC World Service on 23 August 2019 at 15:10
President Jair Bolsonaro considers options for tackling fires across Amazon rainforest. Several countries have expressed concern over destruction of precious habitat - and possible impact on global warming. Also, Russia launches world's first floating nuclear power-station, and how 'body positivity' is a top theme at biggest arts festival on earth.
Amazon rainforest wildfires: "Our house is burning"
by Sky News on 23 August 2019 at 15:01
Today on the Daily podcast: The French President calls wildfires in the Amazon an international crisis. Bake Off judge Prue Leith is the latest celebrity cook brought in to improve England's NHS hospital meals And the fight is on to save Bury FC from being expelled from the English Football League.
Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 08/23 13h00 GMT
by RFI on 23 August 2019 at 14:05
UN Security Council meets to discuss US missile test
by BBC World Service on 22 August 2019 at 23:55
Russia remains concerned about the possible deployment of US missiles not only in the Asia-Pacific region but also in Europe. Also: the French President Emmanuel Macron says the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an "international crisis", and why is Taylor Swift re-recording her old albums?
Zimbabwe comedian ‘abducted and beaten’ in capital
by BBC World Service on 22 August 2019 at 21:29
Samantha Kureya, known as Gonyeti, has been critical of the police and government in her skits. Her relatives say she was taken from her home on Wednesday night, beaten and forced to drink sewage. Police have not yet commented on her abduction. We’ll hear from one of her friends and fellow comedian, Sharon Chideu. Also in the programme: why South Korea has ended a significant intelligence-sharing pact with Japan; and we hear from the Russian couple who’ve been threatened with having their children taken into care after bringing their baby to an opposition protest. (Picture: Comedian Samantha Kureya. Credit: BBC)
UK and France clash over Brexit
by Sky News on 22 August 2019 at 14:54
French president Emmanuel Macron has told Boris Johnson a new Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will not be possible in 30 days. Also today, Donald Trump is facing accusations of having a messiah complex after self-referencing as "the King of Israel", "the second coming of God" and "the chosen one" in the space of a few hours.
Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 08/22 13h00 GMT
by RFI on 22 August 2019 at 14:48
South Korea and Japan: why they're having a feud
by BBC World Service on 22 August 2019 at 14:45
Seoul pulls out of intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo, as trade-dispute worsens. We look at the implications of this announcement. Also, France's President Macron tells UK Prime Minister Johnson that Brexit backstop is indispensable, why low-skilled migrant workers in Japan are protesting, and how US is witnessing a cheese revolution.
by BBC World Service on 22 August 2019 at 14:26
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Merkel challenges British PM to come up with plan to avoid no-deal Brexit
by BBC World Service on 21 August 2019 at 23:22
At his first meeting with Mrs Merkel since taking office, Mr Johnson repeated his demand that the EU scrap the backstop - a previously negotiated guarantee of an open border on the island of Ireland. Also: Nigeria said to be on the brink of being declared polio-free and there's shock in Russia after a couple who took their baby to an opposition rally are threatened with having their children put into care.
Johnson and Merkel seek backstop solution
by BBC World Service on 21 August 2019 at 21:46
Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel say changes to the current Brexit deal may be possible before the October 31st deadline, pledging to find workable alternatives to the Northern Ireland ''backstop". Also in the programme: The Trump administration unveils plan to allow indefinite detention of migrant families; Sudanese military and civilians form joint ruling council after months of protests. (Picture: Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel. Credit: EPA)
Could HS2 rail link be scrapped?
by Sky News on 21 August 2019 at 14:52
The future of HS2 has been thrown into doubt as a review is launched into whether the £55 billion high speed rail project should continue. Also, China has confirmed a worker at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained for allegedly violating the law. And US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned trip to Denmark, after the country's prime minister dismissed his offer to buy Greenland.
Sudan's new supreme authority sworn into office
by BBC World Service on 21 August 2019 at 14:27
The power sharing government in Sudan is finally taking charge after months of negotiations. Denmark defiant on Greenland after President Trump cancels state visit. Why are Spiderman fans railing against Sony?
Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 08/21 13h00 GMT
by RFI on 21 August 2019 at 14:05
Johnson to meet Merkel with call to scrap backstop
by BBC World Service on 21 August 2019 at 14:02
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin, where he is expected to reiterate his call for the Irish border backstop plan to be scrapped. Also in the programme: President Trump calls off his state visit to Denmark because the Danish prime minister refused to sell Greenland to the US; and a "record number of fires" in the Brazilian rainforest. Picture: Boris Johnson Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville/Pool/File Photo.
Italian Prime Minister resigns
by BBC World Service on 20 August 2019 at 23:22
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned following a blistering attack on his coalition partner. Also: Sudan's military leaders and opposition alliance have formed a sovereign council to lead the country during its transition to civilian rule, and how hackers are finding new ways to access personal information.
Syrian rebels withdraw from key town
by BBC World Service on 20 August 2019 at 21:37
Syrian government forces look set to re-take the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib province.The town has been under rebel control for five years. Also in the programme: Italy's Prime Minister has resigned after a speech in which he attacked his coalition partner Matteo Salvini; and dust from a supernova has been discovered in the Antarctic. (Picture: Smoke rising over the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Credit: Getty Images)
'Jihadi Jack' says he wants to join the fight against Islamist radicalisation
by Sky News on 20 August 2019 at 14:31
On today's podcast we hear from the former IS recruit Jack Letts, known as 'Jihadi Jack', after he was stripped of his British citizenship and discuss what's next for him. Also, we'll examine reaction to the PM's call to scrap the Brexit backstop and look into the idea of raising the UK state pension age to 75.
Syria rebels pull out of key town after five years
by BBC World Service on 20 August 2019 at 14:20
Government forces, backed by Russia, closed in on the town in recent weeks. A new study shows children make you happier - once they've left home. Plus we'll hear from a teenage Somali poet who's just been published on iTunes in the US.
Syrian migrants in Turkey face deadline to leave Istanbul
by BBC World Service on 20 August 2019 at 14:13
Thousands of Syrian migrants have until Tuesday to leave Istanbul or face expulsion from Turkey's biggest city. Authorities have told unregistered migrants to return to the province they are registered in, as part of a bid to relieve pressure on the city. Also in the programme: The future of Italy's governing coalition could be decided today, amid infighting amongst its two parties; and why have one population of stick insects in the UK given up sex? Photo: Family and friends say goodbye as Syrian refugee voluntarily board buses returning to neighbouring Syria in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 08/20 13h00 GMT
by RFI on 20 August 2019 at 14:05
NY officer fired over ‘I can’t breathe’ death
by BBC World Service on 19 August 2019 at 23:30
The New York City police officer involved in the high-profile 2014 chokehold death of an African-American man has been fired. Also: Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they described as a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign, and a French couple who were caught with Sardinian sand in their car could face up to six years in jail.
Sudan's ex-President goes on trial
by BBC World Service on 19 August 2019 at 21:21
Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power in April after months of protests. He appeared in court on corruption charges. Also in the programme: Fears for civilians trapped in the northern Syrian province of Idlib as they face bombardment from artillery and airstrikes; and how the illegal drug, MDMA, might be used to treat alcoholism. (Picture: Omar al-Bashir on trial in Khartoum. Credit: AFP)
Is fake news about vaccines triggering a rise in measles?
by Sky News on 19 August 2019 at 15:19
The Prime Minister wants action on social media scare stories about MMR jabs and other vaccines after a rise in cases of measles
Sudan's ousted president appears in court in a cage
by BBC World Service on 19 August 2019 at 14:38
He's admitted receiving ninety million dollars from the Saudi Crown Prince. Turkey has condemned an air attack on a convoy it says was reinforcing one of its observation posts in northern Syria. Plus Prince Andrew says any suggestion he exploited young girls with the disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is abhorrent.
Syrian civil war: Damascus condemns Turkey convoy for Idlib
by BBC World Service on 19 August 2019 at 14:11
Syria has accused Turkey of sending a munitions convoy across the border into north-west Syria to help insurgents fight government forces advancing on the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun. Also in the programme: Sudan's ousted president, Omar al-Bashir, has appeared in a cage in court on the first day of his trial for corruption; and the US Commerce Secretary has confirmed that a ban on the Chinese technology company, Huawei, will not come into force for another ninety days. Picture: A convoy of Turkish military vehicles passes through the town of Saraqeb in the northwestern province of Idlib. Credit: Getty Images.
Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 08/19 13h00 GMT
by RFI on 19 August 2019 at 14:06
Canadian criticism for UK decision to strip former IS fighter of citizenship
by BBC World Service on 18 August 2019 at 23:07
Jack Letts was both a British and Canadian citizen when he joined IS, also 1.7 million protest in Hong Kong and the Chilean school run by a folk band
Huge crowds at Hong Kong rally
by BBC World Service on 18 August 2019 at 21:20
Organisers of Sunday's peaceful mass demonstration in Hong Kong have put the number taking part at over one and a half million. Also in the programme: The Islamic State jihadist group says that it carried out a suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in the Afghan capital, Kabul, that killed more than sixty people; and Iceland's Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque. (Photo: Sunday's protest began in Victoria park. Credit: Getty Images)
Islamic State claims Kabul wedding bombing
by BBC World Service on 18 August 2019 at 13:13
The Islamic State group says it was behind the wedding bombing attack in Kabul that has killed 63 people, and wounded more than 180. Also in the programme: Leaked British government documents warn of food shortages in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and melting ice has seen Iceland officially loose one of its glaciers. (Photo: The shoes of the victims of the suicide bomb attack lay at the wedding hall after a suicide bomb explosion that targeted a wedding reception in Kabul, Afghanistan on 18 August 2019. At least 63 people, mostly wedding guests from the Shia Muslim community, were killed and more than 180 injured when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: EPA/Hedayatullah Amid)
Bomber strikes wedding in Kabul
by BBC World Service on 17 August 2019 at 23:13
A suicide bomber targets guests at a Shia marriage in the Afghan capital. Initial reports say many of the victims were women and children. Also: a landmark deal between Sudan’s military and the civilian opposition, and why a woman may be the next person to walk on the Moon
Hong Kong Protests
by BBC World Service on 17 August 2019 at 07:06
This was the week protestors in Hong Kong targeted the airport, when a lockdown in Kashmir stayed in place, and a teenage eco-warrior set sail on a carbon zero trip to America (Picture: Protestors at Hong Kong Airport Credit: Getty Images)
US Congresswoman refuses delayed Israeli offer to visit her grandmother
by BBC World Service on 16 August 2019 at 23:02
Conditional Israeli offer- to allow US politician to make personal visit to the occupied West Bank; Brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban is killed in a mosque in Pakistan; And a judge in Germany rules against a girl who wanted to sing in an all-boys choir
Hong Kong's richest man calls for calm
by BBC World Service on 16 August 2019 at 15:16
Li Ka-shing's appeal came as the Chinese military gathered at the Hong Kong border. The territory has seen political unrest for 10 weeks, and more protests are due this weekend. Also: Greenland says it's not for sale, after reports that Donald Trump wants the US to buy it, and a 9 year old girl sues an all male choir which won't let her join.
Footballers caught up in gangland turf war
by Sky News on 16 August 2019 at 15:06
It's understood footballers are spending up to £100,000 on guard dogs for protection, as experts tell us Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are 'caught up in gangland turf war.' Also on today's podcast, we ask what news of British Steel's preferred buyer means for workers.
Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 08/16 13h00 GMT
by RFI on 16 August 2019 at 14:05
Israel bars two members of US Congress
by BBC World Service on 15 August 2019 at 23:45
The US president had said Israel should stop Rashia Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting. Also: Gibraltar releases Iranian oil tanker, and thousands sign a petition to rename 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in New York after Barack Obama.
Inside Huawei: we meet the Chinese tech giant's founder
by Sky News on 15 August 2019 at 15:32
Our Asia correspondent is invited inside the Chinese tech giant Huawei to talk to the company’s chief executive about trade wars, Boris Johnson and the UK’s 5G network. Plus, could Jeremy Corbyn become a caretaker prime minister? And, we ask what the latest A-Level grades tell us about education today.
Indian PM says the scrapping of Kashmir's special status is a 'major achievement'
by BBC World Service on 15 August 2019 at 14:43
The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status will restore the region to its "past glory". Also: the remarkable escape of passengers and crew on a Russian airliner that made an emergency landing, and the secret search for a huge dinosaur hoard.
Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 08/15 13h00 GMT
by RFI on 15 August 2019 at 14:07
Trudeau 'broke rules in SNC-Lavalin affair'
by BBC World Service on 15 August 2019 at 00:04
The Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he accepts the ethics commissioner report, but disagrees with some of its conclusions. Also: stock markets tumble in US as recession fears grow, and 'human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand.
The death of Nora Quoirin - what we know so far
by Sky News on 14 August 2019 at 15:21
After the body of the missing London schoolgirl Nora Quoirin was found dead in a forest in Malaysia, we look at circumstances around her disappearance. Also on the podcast, the former Chancellor hits out at Boris Johnson over his Brexit plans and more misery for commuters as rail fares are set to rise once again.
Hong Kong protestors warned they could be jailed for life
by BBC World Service on 14 August 2019 at 14:55
After days of disruptions, the Airport Authority in Hong Kong said it had obtained a temporary injunction banning protesters from entering certain areas. Also: the latest on the ASAP Rocky case in Sweden, and the advert for cheese that's been banned for sexism.