Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.

Signup to iono.fm

Sign up for a free iono.fm user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.
28
SEP
11am

Afghanistan: Female judges in hiding

Many of those judges fear retribution from men they convicted who have since been released from jail by the Taliban. We speak to a former judge in touch with many former colleagues on the run.

Also on the programme: the conviction of US musician R Kelly who is found guilty on nine counts including grooming and sex trafficking; and What lies behind the UK fuel shortage?

(Photo: Thousands of Afghans sought to leave through Kabul airport, which was guarded by US troops Credit: EPA)
27
SEP
6pm

Germany election: Centre-left claim narrow win over Merkel's party

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed victory in the federal election, telling the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel it should no longer be in power.

Also today: the Afghans who have been given a temporary home in Albania; and silence please- why visitors to some ancient monasteries in England are being encouraged not to speak.

(Photo: Social Democratic Party top candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz receives flowers, one day after the general election. Credit: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke)
27
SEP
11am

German centre-left claim narrow election victory

This edition of Newshour comes to you, in part from just above the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, with key players and analysis from across Germany's political spectrum. SPD leader Olaf Scholz says he has a clear mandate to form a government, while his conservative rival Armin Laschet remains determined to fight on. Preliminary results gave his party a narrow election win over the conservatives who suffered their worst-ever performance. The Greens and pro-business FDP attracted the most support from the under-30s in an election dominated by climate change. The Greens made history with almost 15% of the vote.

Also on the programme: A rebuke from the Prime Minister of Albania as he outlines “a moral problem” with Europe’s response to the plight of many Afghan refugees. Albania is one of Europe’s poorest countries and has already received around 1,000 Afghans; and we take a look at the reasons behind the UK's fuel supply problems.

(Picture: Top candidate of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Olaf Scholz Credit: EPA/JOERG CARSTENSEN)
26
SEP
5pm

Close result in German election

With polls closed in the German general election, the centre-left Social Democrats are on course for a narrow victory, but they will need to build a coalition to form a government. We have a special election episode coming live from Berlin with Tim Franks, with interviews with politicians from the main parties, analysts and our own correspondents. We hear from Social Democratic Party MEP Katarina Barley and Günter Krings of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, and get a European view from former French Europe Minister Natalie Loiseau.

(Photo: Supporters react after the first election forecast during the CDU election event in Berlin 26/09/2021. Credit: Getty Images/Clemens Bilan)
26
SEP
9am

Germany votes on who will replace Merkel

The future direction of Germany without Angela Merkel at the helm after sixteen years in power is being determined, as millions of voters go to the polls in a general election. We hear from our correspondent in Berlin.

Also in the programme: A Hong Kong pro-democracy group known for organising vigils commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has officially disbanded, and we hear from a foreign born Australian who managed to leave the country during lockdown and is now trying to return.

(Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a rally in Aachen 25/9/21. Credit: Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay)
25
SEP
5pm

'Hostage diplomacy' as China and Canada swap prisoners

Two Canadians accused of espionage, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, have been released by China, on the same day as the Canadian authorities released Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. We ask what this means for relations between the countries, and hear from Michael Spavor's friend Chad O'Carroll about his arrest and detention.

Also in the programme: the latest from the ongoing volcanic eruption in La Palma, and a look ahead at the German elections.

(Photo: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at Shenzhen airport. Credit: Jin Liwang/Xinhua via REUTERS)
25
SEP
9am

China & Canada Prisoner Swap

In a sudden conclusion to a tense diplomatic and legal standoff between the United States, China and Canada, the Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is flying back home after three years under house arrest in Canada. In return, China has released Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor -- two Canadians it had imprisoned on espionage charges.

Also on the programme, Newshour's Tim Franks joins us live from Germany on the eve of elections for a new parliament and new chancellor; and will Switzerland become one of the last countries in Europe to approve same sex marriage?

(Photo: Meng Wanzhou speaks to the press before leaving Canada; EPA/BOB FRID)
24
SEP
6pm

Is this Germany's climate election?

There are two days to go until the elections to choose Angela Merkel's replacement in Germany and climate change is top of voters' concerns. So how is that affecting the campaign?

Also in the programme, US prosecutors reach a deal with senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou allowing her to return home to China nearly three years after she was arrested in Canada.

Haitian migrants continue to head for the US despite the forcible deportation of others.

A special report from Poland looks at allegations that border guards are pushing migrants back into Belarus.

(Picture shows Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at the Fridays For Future global climate action day in Berlin, Germany on 24 September 2021. Credit: EPA/FILIP SINGER)
24
SEP
11am

Climate change and the German election

German voters are to elect a new government on Sunday as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down after 16 years. Newshour's Tim Franks looks at how climate change is featuring in the campaign.

Also on the programme: a fifth migrant has died on the Poland-Belarus border - we'll hear from those trying to cross the freezing frontier and being pushed back; and new evidence has emerged that humans populated the Americas thousands of years earlier than we thought.

(Photo: Reichstag in Berlin - seat of German government; Credit:EPA/CLEMENS BILAN)
23
SEP
5pm

A month away from UN Climate Summit

Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris climate accords about her expectations of November's summit in Glasgow.

Also in the programme: the US Special Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigns saying the Biden administration's approach was to Haitian migrants attempting to cross to Texas was inhumane, and that Haiti couldn't cope with an influx of people needing food and shelter; and in an attempt to standardise and limit waste, the European Commission has come up with a proposal to ensure that all mobile phones, tablets and headphones will use the same charger.

(Picture: Logo for COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. It is due to be held in Glasgow in November 2021, under the presidency of the UK)
23
SEP
10am

UK Prime Minister: Humanity is reaching a "turning point" on climate change

A climate summit of world leaders in 40 days will be the "turning point for humanity", PM Boris Johnson has said in a speech to the United Nations. So what would a successful summit in November look like?

Also today; We've been speaking to the newly-appointed head of Kabul University in Afghanistan, who has announced plans to appoint more pro-Islamic staff; and the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - looted during the first Gulf War- is being handed back to Iraq by the US today.

(Photo: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City. Credit: Reuters)
22
SEP
5pm

Biden promises an "arsenal of vaccines"

The US is to donate 500 million more doses of the Pfizer vaccine to developing nations, bringing the total US commitment on vaccine sharing to more than one billion jabs. Experts say some 11 billion doses are required to vaccinate at least 70% of the global population.

Also in the programme: Ukraine's President has promised a strong response after one of his top aides survived an apparent assassination attempt and; Netflix buys up the entire works of British Children's author Roald Dahl.

(Image: U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual coronavirus disease Summit as part of the United Nations General Assembly in Washington. Credit: Reuters/Hockstein)

15 episodes

« Back 1—12 More »