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Recent Episodes of Global News Podcast


Israel and Hamas accused of war crimes in UN report

Israel and Hamas accused of war crimes in UN report

The report comes as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Qatar to push for a Gaza ceasefire and hostage release deal. Israel - which refused to co-operate with the investigation - was quick to reject the report, accusing it of “systematic anti-Israeli discrimination". Also: North Darfur's main city is on the brink of falling to Sudan's paramilitary RSF, according to a US envoy, and Denmark recalls Korean ramen for being too spicy.

Episode 12 June 2024 30m and 51s


US president's son found guilty in gun trial

US president's son found guilty in gun trial

Hunter Biden was accused of lying about his drug use on a handgun application form. Also: Hamas seeks a "complete halt" to the war in Gaza in response to an American ceasefire proposal, and the Italian robbery that caused a stink.

Episode 12 June 2024 32m and 23s


Hamas is the only obstacle to Gaza ceasefire, says US

Hamas is the only obstacle to Gaza ceasefire, says US

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, made his comments as Hamas is yet to respond to an American ceasefire plan which was backed by the UN Security Council on Monday night. Also, a plane carrying Malawi's vice president has crashed, killing everyone on board, and elephants call different members of the herd by name.

Episode 11 June 2024 31m and 54s


UN Security Council backs US Israel-Gaza ceasefire plan

UN Security Council backs US Israel-Gaza ceasefire plan

The UN proposal sets out conditions for a "complete ceasefire" in Gaza and the release of hostages held by Hamas. Also: Aircraft carrying Malawi vice-president goes missing, and two-in-one flu and Covid jab passes advanced trial.

Episode 11 June 2024 27m and 1s


European Elections: EU Commission chief insists "the centre is holding"

European Elections: EU Commission chief insists "the centre is holding"

Ursula von der Leyen says the result comes with great responsibility for the parties on the political centre. The reactions in France following a surprise parliamentary election. Plus analysis on why voters have backed far right parties in such large numbers. Also: the BBC speaks to the widow of the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi about the persecution of Yazidis in Iraq, and the South African photographer who's won international acclaim for challenging discrimination.

Episode 10 June 2024 32m and 40s


Macron calls snap elections in France as far-right support makes gains in European polls

Macron calls snap elections in France as far-right support makes gains in European polls

The French president Emmanuel Macron has called elections on 30 June and 7 July, after exit polls show his party is set to be trounced by National Rally in the European elections. Also: Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz quits the emergency government, and tributes are paid to the popular TV presenter Dr Michael Mosley who was found dead on the Greek island of Symi.

Episode 10 June 2024 31m and 33s


The  European Union condemns the killing of Palestinians in an Israeli operation to rescue hostages in Gaza

The European Union condemns the killing of Palestinians in an Israeli operation to rescue hostages in Gaza

The high representative of the EU, Josep Borrell, said that reports of -- what he called -- "another massacre of civilians" were appalling. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says more than two hundred Palestinians were killed in the Israeli raid, to rescue the four hostages. Also: President Biden says France remains America's best friend, after a wide-ranging discussion with his French counterpart in the Élysée palace, and tributes are paid to the Nasa "Earthrise" astronaut William Anders who has died in a plane crash aged 90.

Episode 9 June 2024 33m and 37s


The Happy Pod: Reunited with the man who saved my life

The Happy Pod: Reunited with the man who saved my life

Christian nearly drowned while swimming in the sea in Italy as a child. He returned to the beach with his wife and child - only to find that Yuri, the man who saved his life, was still there. The two men tell us about their emotional reunion and the profound effect the experience has had on them. Also: The New York couple who found a safe full of cash, and get to keep it, thanks to the increasingly popular hobby of magnet fishing. We speak to Yazzy Chamberlain and her grandad John, whose duets of classic songs have earned...

Episode 8 June 2024 26m and 51s


Israeli anger over claims its army is on a UN list of violations against children

Israeli anger over claims its army is on a UN list of violations against children

Israel's envoy to the UN says he's been informed of the decision, which has not been confirmed by the UN. The report on children and armed conflict will also include Hamas and Islamic Jihad. President Biden has spoken in defence of democracy, and against isolationism, on the site of a Nazi stronghold stormed by American troops on D-Day. We explore the impact of YouTube's new restrictions on gun videos in reducing youth violence. And, the stress suffered by students in China as they face end-of-high school exams.

Episode 7 June 2024 29m and 37s


Zelensky: Russia threatens all of Europe

Zelensky: Russia threatens all of Europe

President Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, have been meeting in Paris, a day after they both attended commemorations of the Second World War D-Day landings. Mr Biden apologised for delays to the delivery of military aid, caused by some Republicans in Congress, but stressed that the US would not walk away from Ukraine. Also: the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologises for skipping the main D-Day commemoration event in Normandy; and workers at the tech giant Samsung go on strike for the first time.

Episode 7 June 2024 29m and 58s

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