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Everything you need to know about your world in 10 minutes. Go straight to the source with a ten-minute news briefing by Reuters frontline journalists. Join host Kim Vinnell as she takes you around the world every weekday.

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Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi has been killed in a helicopter crash. Julian Assange faces a London High Court decision on his possible extradition to the US. And Taiwan’s new president tells China to stop its threats. Follow the Reuters Econ World podcast. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
South Africans vote in a national election on May 29, and for the first time since the end of apartheid 30 years ago polls suggest the ruling African National Congress party (ANC) is at risk of losing its parliamentary majority. Once the party of hope and change, the ANC is battling high unemployment and rising crime levels as well as issues with power supplies. Host Tara Oakes speaks with reporters Estelle Shirbon and Nellie Peyton on the key issues voters are grappling with. Follow the Reuters Econ World podcast. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The US completes a floating pier to deliver aid into Gaza. Former president Donald Trump plans to stack the US Department of Justice with loyalists if he makes a return to the White House. And English soccer teams use artificial intelligence to pinpoint future stars. Follow the Reuters Econ World podcast. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Europe is on edge after an assassination attempt on Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico. Netherlands agrees a deal for a right-wing coalition government. Jordan is caught between Iran and Israel, as it thwarts an Iranian-backed sabotage plot. And former president Donald Trump lays the groundwork for contesting any November election loss. Follow the Reuters Econ World podcast. Sign up for the Reuters Econ World newsletter here. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Riots rage in New Caledonia, as France approves changes to voting rules in the French territory. President Biden’s top economic adviser – Lael Brainard – joins the Reuters World News podcast for an interview, as the US hits China with steep tariffs. Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken rocks out at a Kyiv bar.    Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Joe Biden hikes tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine to reassure Kyiv of American support. Reuters exclusively reports that the US and Taiwan quietly held joint military drills in the Pacific. And a January 6th Capitol officer and a rioter are both on ballots in US congressional primaries.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Russian president Vladimir Putin replaces his defence minister Sergei Shoigu. Gazan students do what they can to keep learning during war, including classes in tents. A busy week awaits TikTok in its US legal fight. And Swiss neutrality is under a spotlight as it prepares to host a summit on Ukraine.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this weekend episode we take a deep dive into bird flu. Reporters Julie Steenhuysen and Tom Polansek weigh in on what impact the latest outbreak is having on the industry, and what it really means for humans. And yes, there will be cow cuddling, which is a thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Israel qualifies for the Eurovision final as the war in Gaza casts a shadow. Falling crop prices mean a glut of unsold tractors and combines. And as the pet and sports markets emerge as bright spots in the Chinese economy, we visit an obstacle course catering to both.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Joe Biden vows to withhold weapons from Israel if its forces make a major invasion of Rafah. Severe flooding in Brazil kills at least 100 people and displaces tens of thousands. And alarm in Germany over a string of violent attacks on politicians.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stormy Daniels takes the stand in Donald Trump’s hush-money trial. The US halts a weapons shipment to Israel to try and head off an all-out Rafah incursion. TikTok and its Chinese owner ByteDance sue the US government. And Kashmir readies to vote in India's national election without the BJP. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Israel has taken control of a critical Gaza-Egypt crossing point. President Joe Biden will address antisemitism in a Holocaust Remembrance Day speech. The Eurovision Song Contest kicks into high gear in Sweden. And A-listers walk the green-and-white carpet for the 2024 Met Gala. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gazans start leaving Rafah as Israel warns of operations. Chinese President Xi Jinping is on his first trip to Europe in five years. Chad votes in the first Sahel presidential poll since a wave of coups. And Italy’s white-collar mafia is making a business killing. Plus, our special episode on the Balkan gangsters who became Europe’s top cocaine suppliers. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Balkan traffickers have mastered the supply of cocaine to Europe from South America, say authorities. On this special episode, journalists Gabriel Stargardter and Aleksandar Vasovic discuss how these gangs came to dominate the market and the police scramble to keep up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Russian soldiers have entered an air base in Niger that is hosting US troops. We take a look at how Germany’s new rules on marijuana are playing out. Dozens of researchers sign a declaration saying it’s possible animals experience consciousness. Plus, UK elections, weekend yen watch and the Eurovision Song Contest approaches. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As campus protests flare over the war in Gaza, some universities, such as Berkeley, are taking a different approach. Harvey Weinstein faces a New York re-trial after his conviction for rape was overturned. And police in Georgia crack down on protesters angry about a proposed bill that may soon become law.   Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Clashes break out between rival pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrators on UCLA’s campus. The Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day meeting as investors eye what might be next for interest rates. The US Justice Department is planning on reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. And US farmers who used to raise chickens for meat are shifting to egg production.  Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Protesters at Columbia University occupy a building on campus, as a standoff with the school over a pro-Palestinian encampment escalates. We talk to editor-in-chief of ULCA’s Daily Bruin about protests on her campus. The year-long war in Sudan drives parts of the country to the brink of famine. And the resignation of Scotland’s leader may give the UK opposition Labour party a boost ahead of national elections. We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Israel wrestles with a possible invasion of Rafah as international pressure for a ceasefire mounts. Nine men go on trial over an alleged coup plot in Germany. And Italy tries to control tourist crowds at its popular destinations. We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A New York court overturns Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction. The US Supreme Court’s conservative justices lean towards supporting some presidential immunity as Donald Trump’s case is weighed. In an interview with Reuters, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is keeping her options open on China and frozen Russian assets. And Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez takes the weekend to decide whether to step down, as his wife faces a corruption probe.   We are looking for your feedback to improve the podcast. Please take two minutes to answer this survey. Visit the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement for information on our privacy and data protection practices. You may also visit megaphone.fm/adchoices to opt out of targeted advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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