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Pressure on the Olympics: Will Peng Shuai case overshadow Beijing winter games?

Dec 2 • 41:20
A video distributed by the International Olympic Committee not enough to reassure the tennis world. The Women's Tennis Association suspending all tournaments in China until it is sure that doubles star Peng Shuai is safe and sound, this after the 35-year old Peng's quickly-deleted post on Chinese social media last month denouncing sexual assault by a former vice premier. H...

Candidate Zemmour: What's behind the presidential bid of French far-right pundit?

Dec 1 • 42:03

Celebrating an extraordinary life: What is Josephine Baker's legacy?

Nov 30 • 41:59

Covid's new variant: How to effectively stop the spread of Omicron?

Nov 29 • 40:38

Avoidable tragedy? Blame game follows worst ever Channel migrant disaster

Nov 25 • 40:14
A memorial was held tonight in the French port of Calais after 27 migrants drowned trying to cross 34 kilometres of icy water to England. You'll hear grandstanding between Johnson and Macron, but the two sides have cooperated for years over this border. Both sides blame smugglers, but why has there been a recent spike in crossings? And how can they protect the rights of th...

A new era for Germany: what direction under the three-party coalition?

Nov 24 • 42:20
After 16 years, the post-Merkel era is finally upon us. Social Democratic leader Olaf Scholz is taking the mantle to form Germany's first three-party coalition since the 1950s. How will it work? How compatible are the Greens to his left and the liberal FDP to his right? Berlin's loosening or tightening of the purse strings in these uncertain times is sure to dictate the to...

What’s behind the violent pushback against new Covid restrictions?

Nov 23 • 39:22
Are those protesting against Covid-19 restrictions just an angry few, or do they represent a much deeper malaise?

As the Northern Hemisphere hunkers down for a new winter wave of Covid restrictions, backlash over these curbs is rearing up in Central Europe, the Netherlands and the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Some of the pushback is coming from fri...

Sudan's divisive deal: Restored transition or dressed-up coup?

Nov 22 • 40:04

Still a powder keg: Why the flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Nov 17 • 39:48

Dangerous game? China forces out Fortnite amid tighter gaming controls

Nov 16 • 40:17
"Spiritual opium" is how the Chinese brand video games. After a tightening of the noose around the industry and rules at the start of the school year that limit screen time for teens to three hours a week, Fortnite has announced that it is folding. Three years on and one billion dollars spent, the popular survival game never got regulatory approval, despite the financial b...

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