Houthi attacks three months on
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2d ago
The crew of a Belize-flagged, British-registered cargo vessel have abandoned ship off Yemen after it was hit by missiles fired by the Houthi movement. Ed Butler will be finding out the latest. Also in the show, we look at the latest surging protests over spiralling inflation in Nigeria. And a billionaire tells us about his passion for collecting sneakers - and why he's selling them off for charity ..read more
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Gaza conflict takes heavy toll on Israel's economy
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2d ago
The Hamas attacks of 7 October 2023 led to major reductions in household spending and business investment in Israel. We also assess what the Houthi Red Sea attacks mean for global shipping. Also, in the programme, our presenter Devina Gupta finds out why Paytm's digital wallet in India at risk; and how rising inflation in Nigeria is impacting businesses ..read more
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Trump fined $354.9 million
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by BBC World Service
5d ago
A New York judge has ordered Donald Trump to pay $354.9 million over fraud allegations and banned him from running companies in the state for three years. Roger Hearing gets the latest on what this means for Trump and his business empire. Alexei Navalny, an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, has died in a prison near the Arctic Circle. We look at what this could mean for Russia and for future possible sanctions ..read more
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Xbox-exclusive games are coming to other consoles
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5d ago
Microsoft's Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has announced four of its Xbox- exclusive games will be available on other consoles for the first time, the news comes after an increase in multi-platform games by Microsoft. Roger Hearing finds out what this means for the gaming industry going forward. We also hear from local business in the US to hear how they are coping as their retail figures are revealed. And we look at the four sportspeople who have turned their success on the field into financial success reaching the status of billionaire ..read more
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United Kingdom and Japan both fall into recession
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5d ago
New data has revealed that the economies of both the United Kingdom and Japan have fallen into recession. Japan’s GDP has now fallen behind Germany, making it only the fourth largest economy in the world. Also on the programme, an oil leak off Trinidad and Tobago causes a national environmental emergency but the clean up continues. And ski resorts struggle as record temperatures leads to less snow for tourists who flock to the mountains for skiing ..read more
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Cuba forms diplomatic ties with South Korea
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Cuba has established diplomatic ties with South Korea for the first time since 1959 The announcement was made in New York after the UN representatives from the two exchanged letters formalizing bilateral ties. Devina Gupta will look at the significance of this. We often hear the phrase too big to fail for those companies that can't be allowed to collapse and it is true for Mexico's state oil and gas giant Pemex. With mounting debt and thousands of jobs at risk we find out what is keeping it going. And as many turn to dating apps this valentine's day, we head to India for a tale of caution abou ..read more
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The good, the bad and the ugly of inflation in the US
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Consumer prices in the United States have risen at their slowest rate since June last year. That might sound like good news - but prices are still rising faster than economists had predicted. The annual inflation rate now stands at 3.1 percent - a long way from its peak of more than nine percent in 2022. Also, in the programme, we will find out why political views are so important for dating apps developers ..read more
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Why India farmers are protesting again
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Our food supply chains are under pressure as thousands of farmers are marching to the Indian capital, Delhi, to protest over how much they get paid for the food they produce, with elections coming later this year. Sam Fenwick examines what started this movement as farmers in Europe are also raising their voices. Meanwhile those delivering our foods say they're not paid enough either as they are planning not to work on Valentine's Day in the UK and the US. And we find out if there is light at the end of the tunnel for US shoppers as the latest inflation data is out; we hear from a small busines ..read more
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Pakistan Election: Who will lead the country after a tightly contest poll?
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1w ago
Elections in Pakistan have left no single party with a clear majority. Independent candidates from former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Party topped the polls with 93 National Assembly seats. His rivals are currently trying to form a coalition. Also, in the programme, we will find out why 300 Nurses in Nigeria protested against the new rules and how expensive was a Super Bowl party in the US this year ..read more
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Pakistan faces new IMF deadline
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1w ago
Pakistan faces weeks of political uncertainty as it approaches a crucial deadline for a new IMF bailout. Sam Fenwick will be getting the latest on if Pakistan needs more financial support from the the IMF. Also on the programme the boss behind the game-changing obesity and diabetes drugs say he isn't bothered about rivals replicating its breakthroughs. And an oil leak off Trinidad and Tobago causes a national environmental emergency and warnings to tourists not to bathe on the beaches ..read more
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