Best International News podcasts — News stories from around the globe (Updated July 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
Weekly+
 
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
Monthly+
 
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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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
Daily+
 
 
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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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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
Rare
 
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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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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MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - On a pontoon bridge connecting East and West Mosul, residents of a city shattered by the battle to expel Islamic State cross back and forth trying to rebuild their lives from the rubble. The temporary structure, known as the Victory Bridge, is the only crossing over the Tigris River in the city itself.…
 
South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict in the country say they feel safer when those camps are searched for weapons and other prohibited items. Currently around 219,000 people live in protection of civilians sites set up by the UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS. To [...]…
 
Jared Kushner, speaking after his Senate hearing, says he did not collude with Russia and that he has been fully transparent in all his actions. Also, parents of baby Charlie Gard abandon their legal fight to seek treatment in the United States, and time is up for Microsoft's Paint programme.
 
The parents of Charlie Gard say they have given up their legal battle to allow their critically ill infant to receive experimental treatment for the severe genetic disorder he suffers from.
 
President Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner denies collusion with Russia during a closed Senate hearing. He said all of his "actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events" of the campaign.Also in the programme: a frontrunner to the Chinese Presidency falls from grace; and we go to Fajullah in Iraq to see what ...…
 
The civil war has gripped Yemen for two and a half years. Food is scarce and every ten minutes, a child under five dies of preventable causes. We talk to the President of the International Red Cross who has just arrived in Yemen to witness the devastation at first hand. The death of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo has once again put a spotlight on Ch ...…
 
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: Helping families keep more of the cash being sent to them by working relatives overseas would boost sustainable development, a UN conference hears; And, we’ll report from Iraq, where UN Messenger of Peace Malala, has [...]…
 
Allowing families who receive cash from migrants working overseas access to reliable financial services, is "a low-hanging fruit" which would boost sustainable development. That's the view of Louise Arbour, the UN Special Representative for International Migration. She was speaking at the Fourth Informal Thematic Session on the global compact f ...…
 
Australia urged to end "offshore processing" of asylum seekers Australia is being urged by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filipo Grandi, to end "the harmful practice of offshore processing." Refugees arriving by sea without a valid visa are denied access to asylum in Australia and are often detained in neighbouring islands like Papua Ne ...…
 
Jared Kushner says he had 'no improper contacts', as he prepared for a grilling in the US Senate. Also, Kabul hit by deadly suicide car bomb and South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV.
 
Growing up in a multilingual home has taught a young woman from Zimbabwe to value all cultures. Gugulethu Jemaine Nyathi said having parents who speak different languages has served her well as she pursues an engineering degree at Jiangsu University in China. "Gugu," as she is known, was one of 60 winners of the UN-backed [...]…
 
The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, has announced he is vetoing controversial laws which would have given the government extensive power over judicial appointments. The changes sparked large-scale protests across Poland and put Warsaw on a collision course with the European Commission. We get reaction from a Polish Supreme Court justice and ...…
 
Worsening conditions for minorities in Myanmar have left communities "terrified" amid reports that people have been used as "human shields" by armed forces, a UN rights expert has said. Yanghee Lee, who's the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, made her comments at the end of her latest visit to the country – her third under [...]…
 
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Thursday he plans to seek a meeting with Chinese officials to urge freedom of movement for the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of cancer while in custody. Liu Xia has been under effective house arrest since her husband - ...…
 
From Lebanon to Greece, British Photographer Giles Duley has been capturing refugees' epic journeys of survival as they search for a new home. His book "I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See", recently launched in London, covers more than a year spent documenting the refugee crisis. Giles travelled to countries in the Middle [...]…
 
There are fears the violence is linked to security measures imposed by Israel in Jerusalem. Also, Canada awaits verdict in polygamy trial where one defendant has 148 children and 28 wives, Taiwan's Taoists protest against curbs on incense and firecrackers, and Princess Diana's sons reveal what she was really like.…
 
Shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman kills at least one person. Also in the programme: Trial of Canadian polygamist who fathered 145 children; and Iraqi Christians in Detroit face deportation.(Photograph shows Jordanian security forces standing outside the Israel embassy in Amman. Credit: European Photopress Agency)…
 
On GPS, at the six-month mark, what opportunities has Trump missed? Fareed gives his take. And, live from London, Fareed brings in an expert panel for the British perspective on Trump, Putin, Brexit and more. Then, a look at the growing crisis in Venezuela with a leader of the opposition and head of Venezuela's parliament. GUESTS: Anne Applebau ...…
 
The International Committee of the Red Cross warns that cases of cholera in Yemen will double over the next six months.Also on the programme: India's women take on England in the cricket world cup final; and changes in blood donation rules for gay men and sex workers in England and Scotland. (Picture: A Yemeni child suspected of being infected ...…
 
The international community is being urged not to forget the millions of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who have fled communal violence and are now facing hunger. The appeal has been made by the Senior Food Crisis Analyst with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Luca Russo. He said some [...]…
 
Media reports suggest Trump is looking at ways of pardoning himself and family members / Syrian military calls ceasefire in rebel stronghold / Muppet creator honoured with museum
 
Earlier today Donald Trump posted a series of tweets, including one where he insisted that he, as the President of the United States, has complete power to pardon people, amid reports he is considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself.Also in the programme: US air strike impact on Helmand province in Afghanistan a ...…
 
Poland's Senate backs an overhaul of the Supreme Court, despite street protests and international warnings. EU MEP Philippe Lamberts reacts.Also in the programme: martial law in the Philippines and Sean Spicer, the satirist's view.(Picture: Protest in Adam Mickiewicz Park in Poznan, Poland 21 July 2017 against changes in the Polish judiciary Cr ...…
 
When it comes to young women's right to access reproductive health care, "knowledge is power," according to an activist from Zimbabwe. Ashley Ngwenya is part of a youth coalition called ACT!2030 which advocates for better policies in the areas of sexual and reproductive health education and services. She was at the UN to take part [...]…
 
Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world's food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to the deputy chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). That paradox is one of the major challenges facing FAO as it tries to help countries reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Maria Helena [...]…
 
Repealing and replacing Obamacare had been a key pledge of the Republicans for years, and then of Donald Trump. But Republicans couldn't agree among themselves what to replace it with -- and the entire attempt has failed, at least for now. Gary O'Donoghue on what it means for President Trump as he marks his first six months in office. Also in t ...…
 
Spicer was reportedly unhappy that a new communications director - Anthony Scaramucci - had been hired. Since taking the post in January, Spicer has been parodied by comics and criticised for contentious statements.Also: Palestinians cut contact with Israel, Man plays guitar while having surgery.
 
The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, has resigned after President Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director. During a media briefing the new man, a Wall Street financier, said he was committed to getting the administration's message out. We discuss the resignation with a friend of Mr Spicer.Also in the programme ...…
 
The move comes after the death of American Otto Warmbier, who spent a year and a half in a North Korean jail only to return home in a coma.
 
At least 3 protestors are reported killed in violence, after Israel prevented men under fifty from attending Muslim Friday prayers at Haram al-Sharif. More than 150 are injured. Israel has installed metal detectors at the compound following the killing of 2 Israeli policemen in the area last week. Also: Food hygiene scare on Indian trains, Just ...…
 
Oxfam says the current outbreak is the largest of its type recorded in a single country in a single year in modern times. More than 360,000 are thought to have been infected.Also: concerns over film censorship in India; and why cows with HIV could unlock the secrets to a vaccine for humans.(Photo: A Yemeni child suspected of being infected with ...…
 
This week a Thai court convicted 60 people for human trafficking, with victims including Rohingya people. Rohingya are a muslim minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, but the Burmese government doesn't recognise them as citizens, and five years ago large numbers began to flee their homes after becoming victims of widespread violence and ab ...…
 
BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of girls living in Germany who have had their genitals mutilated increased sharply in 2016 due to migrants arriving from countries where this is practiced, a spokeswoman for a women's rights organization said Tuesday. More than 58,000 women living in Germany have had their genitals mutilated, Terre des Femmes said. ...…
 
While counting continues in PNG's national election, the Media Council says there's been a disturbing push to restrict freedom of speech. Transparency International PNG say they're concerned that a multi-million dollar contract to supply health clinics has been awarded to Borneo Pacific Pharmaceuticals, when other companies were offering a chea ...…
 
Dark web drug sites shut down; women fighting IS in Raqqa; Estonia gets slightly taller
 
In a deepening rift, Turkey has told Germany that their relations cannot be based on blackmail and threats. The Turkish foreign ministry accused the German foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, of having a one-sided and distorted approach to their relations. Mr Gabriel earlier announced measures against Turkey in an escalating row over recent arres ...…
 
Informal connections are used to create a cushion of plausible deniability for Putin whether he's invading Ukraine, hacking an election or reaching out to a U.S. presidential candidate.
 
On this episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s new foreign policy podcast, Yochi Dreazen, Jennifer Williams, and Zack Beauchamp talk about why President Trump won’t rip up the Iran nuclear deal that candidate Trump spent months attacking, what Trump gets right about Iran’s threat to the Middle East and beyond, and why a nuclear arms race in the world’s ...…
 
What is the impact of ditching the CIA arms programme to anti-Assad rebels, as reported by the Washington Post? Robert Ford is Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria says the people, "have been crushed." A Trump supporter, Former Governor of South Carolina and now Head of the World Food Programme - David Beasley is on the show. He says that fighting f ...…
 
Berlin imposes measures against Ankara in a row over arrests of human rights activists. The foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, is revising Germany's travel advice to warn citizens of the risks of going to Turkey. He also said it was inadvisable for German firms to invest in a country where there was no rule of law. Also: new evidence that Aborig ...…
 
A new study concludes that one-third of dementia cases could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life.Also, reports the CIA will end a programme to train and equip Syrian rebel groups; and Germany warns citizens of the risks of travelling to Turkey.(Photo: A close up of an elderly man's hands)…
 
French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said he was hopeful that U.S. President Donald Trump would reverse his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris ...…
 
Walter Shaub is the outgoing Chief of Ethics and he says, "I'm frankly ashamed," of the Trump administration. A double first for Serbia, we speak to Ana Brnabić, the first female and first openly gay Prime Minister.
 
US scientists put amount of plastic made since 1950s at 8.3 billion tonnes; BBC report reveals gender pay divide; radical plan to save rhinos
 
Poland's conservative government plans to bring the selection of senior judges under government control, but the European commission says that breeches EU law on the need for an independent judiciary. It is now threatening sanctions against Poland if it presses ahead with reforms, including the possibility of revoking Poland's voting rights on ...…
 
Washington Post reporter Adam Entous talks about his report that President Trump will end U.S. assistance for anti-government forces it has helped fight the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
 
President Trump's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare fell through after the GOP fails to come to a consensus. We are joined by Bradley Byrne Republican Congressman from Alabama. As the Trump administration imposes more sanctions on Iran, Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says any issues the U.S. has with Iran outside the nuclear sp ...…
 
More than forty people found guilty for trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims; head of French armed forces resigns after a budget row with President Macron; Arab states, in a dispute with Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism, have eased their demands
 
A former general in the Thai Army, Manas Kongpan, was the highest ranking official to be found guilty in the country's largest human trafficking trial. More than one hundred defendants were accused of trafficking Bangladeshi nationals and Rohingya Muslims. More than forty have been found guilty of kidnapping, murder and rape.Also on the program ...…
 
GENEVA (Reuters) - The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps have been found on a shrinking glacier, Swiss media said on Tuesday. Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on August 15, 1942. "We spent our whole ...…
 
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