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UK-Norway trade; China-Russia ties; G7 summit

In today’s episode, we will examine a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, discuss bettering trade ties between Russia and China and finally look at what can be expected from G7 countries in working towards an equitable distribution of vaccines.

Mali coup; Google's $260 million fine; India COVID recovery

In today’s episode, we will revisit Mali’s political crisis in light of the World Bank pausing payments, look at changes Google has agreed upon after its 200 Million Euro fine, and examine India’s COVID situation in light of states reopening.

Biden global corporate tax; Israel coalition; Instagram changes algorithm

In today’s episode we will discuss a study suggesting that US President Joe Biden’s global corporate tax plan to be unveiled at the G7 summit day after tomorrow, discuss the political situation in Israel as Prime Minister Netanyahu comes closer to being unseated, and look at why Instagram changed its algorithm after the Gaza conflict.

UK COVID situation; US suspension of Alaskan oil lease; Credit Suisse-Softbank row

In today's episode, we revisit the UK which appears to be on a steady path to post COVID recovery, explore the USA’s decision to suspend oil and gas leases in an Alaska wildlife refuge and finally look at the possibility of Credit Suisse suing Softbank.

India economy; China’s three child policy; Daimler-Nokia dispute

In today’s episode, we will revisit India’s COVID situation as the country sees a slowdown in industrial activity, discuss why China’s three child policy is inviting criticism, and discuss the Daimler-Nokia row after the former agreed to pay royalties to the Finnish firm.

US bill to tackle Chinese tech; Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict; Mali political crisis

In today’s episode we will discuss a new US bill aimed at competing with Chinese technology, discuss the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict after the former arrested Azerbaijani troops from its border last week, and revisit the ongoing political crisis in Mali.

US defense budget; UN investigates Israel, Hamas; Syria’s contested elections

In today’s episode, we will examine US President Joe Biden’s defence budget, look into a UN investigation on Israel and Hamas over last month’s violence, and discuss Syria’s recently conducted elections.

WhatsApp privacy in India; Iran Nuclear Deal; Samoa political crisis

In today’s episode, we will discuss facebook's action plan after the Indian government called WhatsApp's privacy policy “discriminatory”, “unfair” and “irresponsible”, revisit the Iran Nuclear Deal which appears to have made significant progress in the last few months, and take a look at Samoa’s deteriorating political situation.

Belarus sanctions; Australia COVID surge; UK-EU trade

In today’s episode, we will revisit escalating tensions in Belarus as more western sanctions are placed on the Alexander Lukashenko government, examine a surge in coronavirus cases in Australia, and discuss trade differences between the UK and the EU post-Brexit.

China-Russia ties; Twitter's India trouble; Israel's $1 Billion cloud storage

In today’s episode, we examine trade ties between China and Russia, talk about why Twitter was served a notice by the Indian government, and discuss Israel’s $1 Billion deal with Amazon and Google to offer cloud services.

China crackdown on data; Biden infra plan; Virgin-O2 merger

In today’s episode, we talk about China’s internet watchdog ordering over 105 tech applications to fix their data collection by the end of next week, discuss US President Joe Biden’s massive infrastructure plan as the country continues to recover steadily from the COVID induced economic slowdown, and revisit the Virgin-O2 merger deal.

Japan lockdown; EU-China trade deal; Shell disinvestment

In today’s episode, we will discuss the COVID situation in Japan after it further extended lockdown measures last week, discuss the EU’s relationship with China in light of the 27-member bloc freezing the ratification of a new trade pact with China, and examine the possibility of Shell divesting its remaining Nigerian onshore oil stakes.

US-Germany tie; China crackdown on crypto; Qantas to cut costs

In today’s episode, we revisit the Russia-Germany Nord Stream II gas pipeline project after Washington eased some pressure towards its construction, discuss how China’s fresh crackdown on cryptocurrencies are affecting Bitcoin and Ethereum trade, and look at Australian airline career Qantas and its plans to cut costs after estimating losses of approximately $1.5 billion.

Facebook loses EU case; US-Israel arms deal; Australia lockdown

In today’s episode, we will look at a recent Irish court ruling that could completely change US tech giant Facebook’s handling of European data, talk about a $735 million weapons deal between USA and Israel, and discuss Australia’s decision to maintain strict COVID preventive measures till 2022.

India sees dip in COVID numbers; Iran nuclear talks; USA-EU metal tiff

In today’s episode, we discuss India’s COVID situation as the country records a slight dip in daily coronavirus numbers, revisit the Iran Nuclear Deal amidst the ongoing violence in Israel, and examine talks between the USA and the EU over the lifting of several trade tariffs.

Myanmar coup; UK eases lockdown; China's Mars mission

In today’s episode, we revisit the coup-hit Myanmar which has come under a flurry of fresh sanctions from western nations as internal violence sees no signs of slowing, examine the UK’s opening up of businesses despite the threat of a new coronavirus strain, and explore China’s Mars mission.

India COVID crisis; SCS conflict; Colombia protests

In today’s episode, we revisit India’s COVID situation after American credit rating agency S&P said that extending lockdowns could severely hamper the country’s post-COVID economic recovery, discuss escalating tensions between the Philippines and Beijing, and look at why protests continue to rock Colombia for almost four weeks now.

West Africa power crisis; South Africa economy; Venezuela elections

In today’s episode, we discuss how a drop in electricity generation in Ivory Coast and Ghana is affecting industrial and domestic activity in those countries and their West African neighbours, examine South Africa’s decision to keep its repo rate unchanged at a record low of 3.5% till next year and look at Venezuela's political scenario as the country gears up for elections to be held in November this year.

Israel-Palestine conflict; US backs Australia against China; Greece opens for tourists

In today’s episode, we examine how the conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinians is affecting Tel Aviv’s political landscape, revisit Australia’s relationship with China after the USA voiced strong support for Canberra, and discuss Greece’s decision to reopen its borders for tourism.

Colonial cyberattack; Taiwan COVID measures; UK economic recover

In today’s episode, we will discuss a cyberattack that could push fuel prices by over $2 a gallon in the USA, look at the possibility of stricter COVID preventive measures in Taiwan as the country warns of a severe coronavirus risk, and examine the United Kingdom’s recovering economy as the country’s COVID outbreak appears to slow down.

EU lawsuit on AstraZeneca; Chile Bolivia ties; South Africa economic activity

In today’s episode, we discuss the EU’s fresh lawsuit against AstraZeneca as the Anglo-Swedish vaccine maker braces for more trouble, look at how a Chile-Bolivia train route, reestablished after 16 years could boost regional trade, and examine South Africa’s economic situation as the country gradually opens up to industrial activity.

India COVID crisis; Jerusalem clash; Belarus sanctions

In today’s episode, we revisit India’s COVID situation as scientists work to ascertain whether a mutated coronavirus strain, first reported from the country last year, is responsible for the record number of COVID cases being reported by New Delhi every day, examine escalating tensions in Jerusalem even as world leaders call for both Israel and Palestine to de-escalate immediately and discuss the possibility of the European Union placing more sanctions on Belarus over last year’s controversial elections.

US withdrawal from Afghanistan; Germany vaccine rollout; Blue Origin’s commercial space flight

In today’s episode, we discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, examine Germany’s COVID situation as the country plans to start vaccinating its younger population, and look at the future of space tourism as Jeff Bezoz’s Blue Origin takes a step forward in sending private citizens to space by the end of this year.

Japan lockdown; Somalia-Kenya ties; China-Australia tiff

In today’s episode, we will revisit the COVID situation in Japan as the country extends lockdown measures in major parts till the end of this month, discuss Somalia’s decision to restore diplomatic relations with Kenya, and finally look at the China-Australia relationship that continues to deteriorate.

India COVID crisis; China's April growth; Myanmar coup

In today’s episode, we revisit India’s COVID situation as the country’s Supreme Court urged the government to prepare for a more lethal third coronavirus wave, talk about China’s April growth, that according to data released, has accelerated at an unexpected pace, and discuss Telenor’s troubles due to Myanmar’s coup.

US immigration; Nepal COVID crisis; Lebanon-Israel talks.

In today's episode, we discuss the Biden administration's decision to cancel the use of military funds for the construction of a border wall at the Mexico border, examine Nepal’s worsening COVID situation, and talk about the Lebanon-Israel relationship as the two countries resume talks on a disputed maritime border.

Chad political situation; Australia's India travel ban; South China Sea conflict

In today's episode, we revisit the political situation in Chad after the country’s military rulers named a new government following the demise of President Idriss Deby, look into Australia’s travel ban on India as a group of critics label the move racist, and discuss tensions in the South China Sea.

Epic-Apple tiff; India polls; New Zealand-China relationship

In today's episode, we discuss the tiff between Epic Games and Apple, as the two battle out Apple’s app store policies in court, look at election results in India and what the verdict implies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government that is battling a record surge of coronavirus cases in the country and examine New Zealand’s relationship with China.

US-China ties; Frace eases lockdown; EU trade plans

In today's episode, we examine US-China relationships after Washington accused Beijing of not doing enough to protect American intellectual property rights, look at France as the country eases lockdown measures after a third coronavirus wave, and examine the European Union’s plans to cut foreign dependency on six strategic areas.

India COVID crisis; Oil prices slip; EU mulls penalising Apple

In today's episode, we revisit India as the country executes measures to tackle a deadlier second COVID wave, look at how the COVID situation in India is affecting oil prices around the world, and examine a decision by the EU that could penalise Apple for anti-competitive practice.

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