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A regular podcast from ITV News, with our team of specialist correspondents plus guests providing information and analysis you can trust on the leading stories in the UK and around the world.

    Why Putin is blamed for east Africa's hunger crisis

    Why Putin is blamed for east Africa's hunger crisis

    The Horn of Africa’s facing its worst ever hunger crisis. And many are blaming Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

    So why is war in Europe proving so catastrophic for millions living 3,000 miles away?

    And why aren't more African leaders blaming Vladimir Putin?

    Having gone to east Africa to find out, ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar tells you what you need to know…

    • 12 min
    How much longer can Russia wage war in Ukraine?

    How much longer can Russia wage war in Ukraine?

    When Russian tanks rolled over the border back in February some predicted Ukraine would be toppled in a matter of days - particularly in the Kremlin.

    How wrong they were.

    With key targets missed, more than 100 days passed and no end in sight in this grinding, gruelling conflict: just how long is Russia willing to wage its grim war?

    ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen and News Editor Emma Burrows - who have travelled through Russia together to report on the conflict - tell you what you need to know...

    • 17 min
    What's next after America overturns Roe v Wade?

    What's next after America overturns Roe v Wade?

    In the latest episode, ITV News Political Reporter Shehab Khan and US correspondent Emma Murphy discuss what comes next for the US after its highest court scrapped the constitutional right to abortion.

    Does it mean abortion is now illegal? Could other rights be rolled back? And what happens if a woman wants an abortion, but the state she lives in has outlawed it?

    Here's what you need to know.

    • 14 min
    How bad could strike action get this summer?

    How bad could strike action get this summer?

    ITV News Economics Editor Joel Hills and Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen come together on the week’s second day of rail strikes, where once again workers called for better pay and conditions.

    Carl and Joel give you a sense of where it'll all go in the next few months, as there are concerns the UK could experience a repeat of the late 1970s' 'winter of discontent', when over 2,000 strikes erupted across the country.

    Is Britain set for a modern day, summer equivalent?

    • 14 min
    America's in crisis - so what's being done about it?

    America's in crisis - so what's being done about it?

    America is at a point of reckoning after two of its most shocking recent attacks.

    One gave us images we thought we’d never see - the Capitol riots on January 6 2021 - the other tragic scenes that are all too familiar - children left massacred by a gunman in their own classroom.

    So after all the talk and condemnation - what chance of action or change?

    From Washington DC - the city where he filmed the now historic and award-winning footage of last year's Capitol Building riots - ITV Correspondent Robert Moore tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…

    • 14 min
    Heatwave special: Are we set for a scorching summer?

    Heatwave special: Are we set for a scorching summer?

    The first long burst of summer sunshine has hit Britain.

    So are we set for wave upon wave of heatwaves this year?

    How high could temperatures get?

    And how does it fit in with the extreme heat being seen across the globe?

    ITV weather presenter Lucy Verasamy tells Faye Barker what you need to know about our changing weather patterns and unpredictable seasons - plus why we're more likely to see snow at Easter than Christmas.

    • 10 min

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