The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
The WHO complains about the seeming indifference of rich countries
The World Health Organisation that estimates millions of health workers are still unvaccinated and says that rich countries don't care. Also: Queen Elisabeth spends a night in hospital, and Donald Trump announces plans to launch a new social media network.
Leak reveals lobbying to change key climate report
Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Also: WHO says jab inequity means COVID-19 pandemic will drag on, and when did the Vikings arrive in the New World?
Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic
It recommends he face a series of charges including crimes against humanity. Also, Kenya's president lifts a nationwide coronavirus curfew introduced 18 months ago, and new research into why the woolly mammoth died out suggests humans may be less to blame than previously thought.
Deadly attack in central Damascus
Fourteen military personnel killed in army bus bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus.. Also, pig kidney human transplant, Real Madrid striker on trial in sex tape case and Netflix sued after internet traffic surge from Squid Game.
Ethiopia: Federal and Tigrayan troops prepare for an existential fight
After months of relative peace, the Ethiopian government is reported to be sending busloads of poorly equipped soldiers to the front lines. Also, Chinese officials offer a $23,000 reward for a man who pulled off a daring prison escape. And in Spain, drones will be used to try to rescue three dogs from an erupting volcano.
Poland's PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in row over rule of law
Mateusz Morawiecki accused the EU of 'blackmail' during a debate with European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen. The clash followed a ruling by a top Polish court, which rejected key sections of EU law. Also, crisis in Romania as it records one of the world's highest Covid mortality-rates, and we meet Eric Zemmour - the politician who may challenge Marine Le Pen for leadership of France's far-Right.
Avis du public
À must postcast
Indispensable to keep informed of international news and to mantain vocabulary.
Good duration for my daily commute
Interesting podcast but
Very interesting podcast, pleasant and a good way to stay informed on what’s going on all around the world. The only drawback is the length of the podcast, I never have the time to finish them. I think that you should make them a bit shorter
Dr Christian Tual
Always well informed, extremely useful for bringing one up to date. A reliable source, not the only one, however.
Am a regular fan