Best International News podcasts — News stories from around the globe (Updated November 2017; image)
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Global News Podcast
Daily
 
The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.
 
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Fareed Zakaria GPS
Weekly
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
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World Story of the Day : NPR
Daily
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
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The Irish Times World View Podcast
 
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Simon Carswell, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Paddy Agnew, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
 
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Amanpour
Weekly+
 
Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
 
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The World This Week
Weekly
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
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Worldly
Weekly
 
We’re living in a confusing and scary time, bombarded everyday with stories from around the world and here at home that are hard to even follow, let alone fully understand. Worldly will be your guide to the story behind the stories and to the one thing you need to understand each week to make sense of the world around you.
 
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Reuters World News – Spoken Edition
 
Late breaking world news from every corner of the globe at Reuters, your online source for international news coverage. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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United Nations Radio » itunes
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CBC News: World Report
Daily+
 
World Report is news that has broken overnight with a look ahead to the day's expected events.
 
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WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
Weekly+
 
From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Mary Kissel and guests examine world news and foreign affairs. Get the information you need to understand the changing world, and its impact on U.S. and national interests.
 
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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
Weekly+
 
Presented by Andrew Mueller, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day. Featured as a ‘best classic podcast’ in the iTunes best of 2016 collection.
 
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The Fifth Floor
Weekly
 
A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.
 
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The Phileas Club
Monthly
 
World news, the "not boring" way: get the news at the source!People from around the world tell you what has been making the news in their country, both locally and internationally. Heated arguments and silly discussions ensue... The Phileas Club is a show about different cultures and opinions coming together and talking it out.
 
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World News Analysis
Daily
 
A 40 min World and China News analysis per day brings you the stories behind the headlines. Topics worth discussing; Debate worth listening; Ideas worth spreading.
 
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Asia Pacific
Weekly+
 
Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific. Presented by Sen Lam.
 
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Pacific Review
Weekly
 
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them. Presented by Bruce Hill.
 
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FSN World News Podcast
Monthly+
 
FSN World News Podcast: Feature Story News updates the headlines around the clock with reports from our bureaus around the world.
 
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Global News Podcast
 
Robert Mugabe defies pressure to resign as Zimbabwean President, also no result in German coalition talks and new museum in Egypt to display artefacts related to Tutankhamun
 
The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has defied intense pressure to stand down. In a twenty-minute televised address, Mr Mugabe, flanked by military generals, said he intended to lead next month's congress of the ruling party, ZANU-PF. A party spokesman says they are following due process, but the opposition and the powerful war veterans g ...…
 
Crisis in Zimbabwe; Ferguson: Zimbabwe, Once One Of the Richest Countries In Sub-Saharan Africa, Was Pretty Much Ruined By Mugabe; Ferguson: The Obama Admin's Handling Of N. Korea Situation Was Disastrous; Ferguson: Obama Officials Said It Would Be 5 Years Before N. Korea Had An ICBM. It Was 5 Months; Last Saturday, Poland's Independence Day Ev ...…
 
CBC News: World Report for 2017/11/19
 
Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, dismisses Robert Mugabe as its leader, and appoints in his place the man he sacked as vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Also in the programme: Iraq-Iran earthquake one week on; and missing Argentina submarine may have sent failed satellite calls.(Photo: Robert Mugabe. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)…
 
Thousands of protesters called for President Mugabe's resignation. Also, the Argentine navy continues the search for a missing submarine, and the Lebanese politician, Saad Hariri, says he will return to Beirut next week.
 
President Robert Mugabe is meeting top Zimbabwe military leaders as they seek to pressure him to stand down. President Mugabe's nephew and government minister - Patrick Zhuwao - insists there has been a coup in Zimbabwe, but the Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community, disagrees.(Photo: People cheer as Zimbabwean soldi ...…
 
Jubilant crowds have been marching in Zimbabwe to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe and to celebrate the army's move to force him from power. Also on the programme: The former Lebanese prime minister, Saad Hariri, is meeting President Macron of France to discuss crisis sparked by his resignation; the conservative Christians prot ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
 
Since the Second World War Japan has been a pacifist nation. But during that time it has built up an impressive defence force that, if it was a fully fledged military, would be the eighth largest in the world. In an ever more unstable region is it time for this global power to fight for itself or will that only add to the instability? Christoph ...…
 
The military took control - but to support one faction of the ruling party over another. They didn't want the president's wife Grace to take power. Also in this programme/podcast: smog hits Delhi - hard; Venezuela is declared to be defaulting on some of its foreign debts; and why facts no longer seem to matter in Western politics.(Photo: A vend ...…
 
Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion. That's the view of Patrick Duffy, the founder of Global Fashion Exchange – an international sustainable fashion platform – who led a UN conference panel this week, on the use of clothing as a [...]…
 
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Global News Podcast
 
Branches of the governing party pass no-confidence votes amid calls for President Mugabe to resign. The head of Zimbabwe's National Liberation War Veterans' Association say Mr Mugabe has no political future. Also, violence erupts in Kenya between police and supporters of the opposition leader Raila Odinga, one of the leaders of the Venezuelan o ...…
 
Saad Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister who resigned in Saudi Arabia has said he is leaving the Kingdom for France; how much longer can Robert Mugabe hold on as Zimbabwean president, as his former allies desert him?(Image: Saad Hariri. Credit: Getty Images)
 
Peace and security are inseparable from the advancement of social progress and human rights, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday. António Guterres relayed this message during a Security Council meeting on large scale migration crises, shortage of resources, and human rights violations that have led to social and political unrest in the Medi ...…
 
Civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq have been vastly underestimated by the U.S. military, according to an investigation by The New York Times Magazine.
 
"We will succeed" pledges force commander of deadly Mali mission The man in charge of blue helmets serving at the United Nation's deadliest peacekeeping mission, which is facing serious shortfalls in equipment and personnel, has pledged to succeed – if he's given the tools to do the job. Force Commander of the UN Stabilization Mission [...]…
 
"Density soaring" of refugee population in Bangladesh: UNHCR The density of Rohingya refugees crowding into often makeshift camps in Bangladesh, is "soaring", the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned on Friday. Approximately 620,000 refugees have fled their homes and sought refuge across the border since late August, after ethnic violence erupted i ...…
 
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme: Parts of Yemen may already be suffering from famine, say UN officials, as a Saudi blockade continues to keep out crucial humanitarian supplies; and: We'll speak to the UN Children's Fund UNICEF [...]…
 
The Zimbabwean president leaves house arrest to attend a university graduation ceremony. Also, North Korea defector has 'enormous parasites' and highest honour for Mali - the military dog.
 
The Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance - at a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare - since the military put him under house arrest on Wednesday. Earlier the military said talks with Mr Mugabe were continuing and there had been significant progress in targeting what it called the "criminals surrounding ...…
 
Famine may be happening "right now" in Yemen, warns UN aid agency Famine may be happening "right now" in Yemen, the UN said on Friday, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day. Jens Laerke, from the Office for the Coordination [...]…
 
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The Fifth Floor
 
Thailand encompasses a large geographical, ethnic and cultural range, so is there such a thing as 'Thainess'? BBC Thai colleagues Watchiranont Thongtep, Thitipol Panyalompanun, Thanyarat Doksone and Jiraporn Kuhakan consider the question. Image: A crowd celebrating Songkran, or the Thai New Year, in BangkokCredit: LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/Getty Images…
 
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World News Analysis
 
 
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Global News Podcast
 
New images show Robert Mugabe looking relaxed and smiling. He's been under house arrest since the military takeover on Wednesday morning. Also, President Trump's planned tax reforms pass the first hurdle in Congress, new audio is released from the trial of Nelson Mandela in 1964, and Saudi Arabia says it won't lift its blockade of the main airp ...…
 
"We will not allow ourselves to be limited”: Gender Advocate Award Winner The vision of gender in peacekeeping will change "One woman at a time. That's the optimistic view of the recipient of the United Nation's Military Gender Advocate of the Year award, Major Seit-be-basto Pearl Block from South Africa, who serves as an Information [...]…
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
Yochi, Zack, and special guest Loren DeJonge Schulman discuss President Trump's trip to Asia, where his warm feelings for foreign autocrats and refusal to discuss human rights abuses raise real questions about whether the leader of the world's biggest democracy actually cares much about democracy. Those concerns are magnified by Trump's ongoing ...…
 
In the 1980s, Japan built thousands of golf courses and the game became baked into its business culture. Those days are over. Golf participation in Japan has dropped by 40 percent since 1996.
 
UN chief monitoring Zimbabwe developments The UN Secretary-General has called for "continued calm" in Zimbabwe in the wake of recent developments. The country's leader, President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power for nearly four decades, was placed under house arrest by the army earlier this week. UN chief António Guterres is closely followi ...…
 
Life in war-torn Yemen was already a daily struggle for the average citizen, but a blockade imposed last week is making conditions even worse, a senior UN aid official in the country has said. George Khoury, Director of the UN humanitarian affairs office in the country, said despite a partial lifting of the blockade, his [...]…
 
Mary Kissel and Marian Tupy on socialism's ends in Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
South Africa says regional mediators are meeting the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe -- who remains under house arrest following the military's seizure of power. Also, Cambodia's Supreme Court has dissolved the main opposition party -- accusing it of plotting to overthrow the government, and do the Amish have the secret to longevity?…
 
South African government ministers are in Harare for crisis talks with ousted President Robert Mugabe and military leaders who have seized control.Also on the programme: Yemen's civilians pay price of Saudi-led blockade; 'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450 million; and a genetic mutation has been identified in the Amish people of ...…
 
While terrorist attacks draw headlines globally, a recent UN documentary tells the story of what happens to survivors once the cameras move on. On 22 July 2011, 23-year-old Khamshajiny Gunaratnam was attending a Workers’ Youth League Camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya when Anders Breivik opened fire, killing 69 people – including many of [...]…
 
With a recent string of electoral successes under their belts and the all-important mid-terms on their way next year, New York bureau chief Ed Stocker asks if the Democrats finally have something to celebrate.
 
A number of ministers are believed to be detained and Mugabe is under house arrest. Correspondents say many people in the capital, Harare, are hoping for an end to the president's era, while a number of leading members of the ruling ZANU-PF party have said the former rebel leader had come unstuck by seemingly attempting to establish a dynasty. ...…
 
Zimbabwe's military has taken control of the country saying it is targeting the president's allies, but not the president himself. The army's intervention was triggered by a power struggle to succeed Mr Mugabe between his wife, Grace, and Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked as Vice-President last week.Also in the programme: Africa's richest woma ...…
 
Zimbabweans have only ever had one leader — Robert Mugabe. But the southern African nation is now under the control of "military constitutionalism" — and Mugabe's party supports it.
 
CNN's Nima Elbagir goes undercover at a slave auction in Libya where she finds migrants on sale for as little as $400.
 
As Zimbabwe's army takes control, South Africa's leader says the president is at home and 'fine'. Also: the president of Lebanon has accused Saudi Arabia of detaining the prime minister Saad Hariri who announced his resignation in Riyadh earlier this month, and a new UN report indicates Afghanistan has nearly doubled its opium production in one ...…
 
The South African government has confirmed that the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, as the army has seized power in the country. A military spokesman said the president was safe and denied there had been a coup. We discuss whether Mr Mugabe's 37-year rule is coming to an end.Also in the programme: Lebanon's foreign min ...…
 
A special edition on the fast moving events in Zimbabwe. The army in Zimbabwe has seized control of the country but denies it has staged a coup. President Zuma of South Africa says Robert Mugabe told him he was confined to his home.Image: Tanks in Harare, Credit: AFP/Getty Images
 
For the first time in decades, senators examine the US President's right to launch a nuclear attack. Also, Australians back same-sex marriage, a very public power struggle in Zimbabwe -- and the UN Secretary-General finds himself caught up in a Nigerian banking scam.
 
The ruling party in Zimbabwe has accused the country's army chief of treason after he warned there could be military intervention if a purge of independence war veterans is not halted.Also on the programme: We will hear from our chief international correspondent who is in the Saudi capital Riyadh, where Lebanon's Prime Minister remains - but fo ...…
 
For decades, a network of volunteers has been tracking refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants who have died trying to cross the borders of the European Union.
 
The Phileas Club 98 - Life as a Woman On this episode we talk about: What is it like to live as a women in our western societies? Remember you can support a show at http://www.patreon.com/ThePhileasClub More info on the show: The hosts are Wendi Dunford (@wendidunford on Instagram), Marleen Vente (@monxies), Allison Sheridan (@podfeet), Shanon ...…
 
Prime Minister Theresa May is facing trouble on every front: in her Cabinet, in Westminster, with Taoiseach Varadkar and Minister Coveney in Dublin, and at the Brexit negotiating table. Who would want her job? Denis Staunton is on the line from London. In part two: heads were turned toward Poland last weekend as an Independence Day march was at ...…
 
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