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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.

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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.

    Will free speech be the death of Elon Musk's Twitter?

    Will free speech be the death of Elon Musk's Twitter?

    Since Elon Musk became the self-proclaimed Chief Twit the company he bought for $44 billion ($35.7 billion) has rarely been out of the headlines.



    A free speech absolutist, Mr Musk announced: "The bird is free."

    But ITV News has new evidence suggesting hate speech on the platform has risen at an alarming rate since the purchase.

    So
 is this a new beginning or the beginning of the end for Twitter?

    From our Washington bureau, ITV News Correspondent Rachel Younger and Producer Fred Dimbleby bring you what you need to know…

    • 12 min
    Is Qatar living up to its World Cup promises?

    Is Qatar living up to its World Cup promises?

    After all the controversies before it kicked off, when it comes to the football, the Qatar World Cup has undoubtedly delivered on the pitch so far - unless, perhaps, you’re a Welsh fan heading home.

    So have the thrilling matches overshadowed the widely reported problems off the field?

    Or is Qatar living up to its promise that all the world was welcome?

    From Doha, Sports Editor Steve Scott and Reporter Chloe Keedy tell Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…

    • 15 min
    Could a jet murder trial trigger justice for Putin’s war crimes?

    Could a jet murder trial trigger justice for Putin’s war crimes?

    It was a passenger plane shot out of the sky over conflict in Ukraine in 2014.

    Eight years on, three men have finally been convicted of murdering the 298 people on board Flight MH17. But they didn’t fire the weapon and none is likely to ever serve jail time.

    So, for the families of the victims, has justice really been done?

    Having attended the verdicts at the courtroom next to the runway just outside Amsterdam, ITV News Correspondent Rachel Younger tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…

    • 14 min
    Is this the end of the road for Donald Trump?

    Is this the end of the road for Donald Trump?

    He’s out to make America great again!

    Donald Trump has thrown his MAGA hat into the ring for 2024.

    But has his movement lost its momentum? Do the recent midterms prove election deniers don’t win office? And who - besides Joe Biden - stands in his way of the White House?

    From Washington, Robert Moore tells ITV News Presenter Julie Etchingham what you need to know….

    • 18 min
    Your debt questions answered in a cost of living Q&A

    Your debt questions answered in a cost of living Q&A

    Inflation is soaring. The cost of living is punishing. And with it comes ever-increasing debt.



    Across the UK, millions of households are running well into the red to cover their absolute essentials.



    So what help is out there? What immediate steps can people take? And what happens if you simply can’t pay?

    
In a Q&A special, Richard Lane, an expert from the debt charity Step Change, tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know.

    For more guidance and to see Daniel's latest reports, head to our Cost Of Living Advice page: https://www.itv.com/news/topic/cost-of-living-advice

    
If you have fallen into debt you can get help at Stepchange.org.

    • 16 min
    How will Qatar's controversial World Cup play out?

    How will Qatar's controversial World Cup play out?

    There’s never been a World Cup like it: a Middle Eastern nation hosting football’s biggest prize during a Northern Hemisphere winter.

    And there’s never been a World Cup so divisive, before a ball is even kicked in Qatar.

    So why is it so controversial? How will the fan experience differ from previous tournaments? And what's expected of England and Wales on the pitch?

    Before heading out to Doha, Sports Editor Steve Scott and Reporter Chloe Keedy tell ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…

    • 15 min

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