Harvey Weinstein arrested, Sweden's new consent law and an Aussie town overrun by ants
Harvey Weinstein's arrest is making headlines around the globe. We'll take you to New York for the latest. Then, we head to Sweden to talk about a new consent law that's about to go into effect. Proponents of the measure say will make it easier to prosecute rape cases. And as if Australia didn't have enough killer fauna ... we'll have the story of the town of Lismore, which is currently overrun by a colony of yellow crazy ants. Yep, that's their name.
Trump terminates the summit, the effect of tariffs on solar panels, and the science of sinkholes
President Donald Trump has called off his planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un. So now what? Also, as the Trump administration considers whether to impose new tariffs on auto imports, we look back at the effect US tariffs on imported solar panels have had on the renewable energy sector. Plus, you may have heard about the sinkhole that appeared on the White House grounds. We'll get an explanation of why sinkholes happen, and how best to deal with them.
Grading Mike Pompeo's first weeks, Ireland's abortion debate and remembering Philip Roth
There's so much going on in Washington right now that Mike Pompeo's first three weeks on the job as Secretary of State have felt more like three years. We'll look at his vision for American diplomacy in the age of Trump. Also, Ireland will hold a national referendum on abortion later this week. We'll profile one podcaster whose been trying to hear from Irish women on both sides of the debate. And readers around the world remember the work of Jewish-American author Philip Roth, who has died at the age of 85.
Seize the summit, coping with an eating disorder while fasting during Ramadan, and New Zealand offers an escape
President Donald Trump today seemed to express doubt as to whether the planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un will go ahead next month. We hear from North Korea watcher Joel Wit, who says that Trump should pull out all the stops to make sure it happens. Plus, we speak with Adeline Hocine, who has written about what it's like to suffer from an eating disorder while fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And if you're looking to leave America's dysfunction behind, you might try New Zealand. Others already have.
Pakistan mourns a slain student, Venezuela's slide into chaos and Mo Salah's winning ways
Today, we'll introduce you to one of the 10 people killed in last week's school shooting in Texas — an exchange student from Pakistan named Sabika Sheikh. Author Bina Shah tells us about how the country is dealing with the news of her murder. Plus, we head to Caracas to hear the latest on Venezuela's elections, and about how a scarcity of food is making life difficult for farmers and truck drivers. And we'll tell you about England's newest soccer superstar, Egypitan-born Mo Salah, who plays for Liverpool.
Life after the migrant caravan, Kenya tackles fake news, and Janet Jackson's record-breaking run in Tokyo
Remember the "migrant caravan" moving through Mexico that Trump said had to be stopped? Today, we meet one family who made it to the US and is applying for asylum. Plus, Kenya goes after fake news with a new law, but critics worry it will be used to stifle free speech. And host Marco Werman remembers when Janet Jackson sold out three shows at the Tokyo Dome in mere minutes.
Trump calls some immigrants 'animals,' Germany's unicorn craze and North Korean hackers
President Donald Trump publicly calls some immigrants "animals." We'll speak with Omar Jadwat of the American Civil Liberties Union about how rhetoric like that can strip people of their rights. Plus, part two of our deep dive into the workings of North Korea's version of the CIA. Turns out, North Korean hackers are very good at targeting — and robbing — banks. And we'll find out why Germans have gone a bit unicorn crazy. Unicorn sausage, anyone?
North Korea throws a tantrum, Tony the Tiger decides to ditch Venezuela, and things get ... surreal.
North Korea threatens to pull out of the planned summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Plus, the political and economic situation in Venezuela continues to worsen and now cereal giant Kellogg has joined other big, multi-national companies pulling out of the country. And 90-year-old surrealist painter and author Desmond Morris weighs in on just how surreal things have gotten these days.