Ft World Weekly

Synopsis

Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.

Episodes

  • The far right in Sweden, arms in the Middle East and Chinas relationship with Japan

    The far right in Sweden, arms in the Middle East and China's relationship with Japan

    23/09/2010 Duration: 17min

    In the podcast this week: Hints of a change at the top in North Korea, a surge in arms sales to the Middle East, the rise of the far right in Sweden and tensions between China and Japan. Presented by Gideon Rachman with Richard McGregor and David Blair in the studio, Andrew Ward in Stockholm and Christian Oliver in Seoul. Reports on North Korea and Sweden by Helen Warrell and Fiona Symon respectively. Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sarkozy, Naoto Kan and the Pope

    Sarkozy, Naoto Kan and the Pope

    16/09/2010 Duration: 17min

    In this week's podcast: We look at the many controversies courted by France's president Sarkozy, at the Pope's visit to Britain and at the survival of the Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan. Presented by Gideon Rachman with John Authers and James Blitz in the studio, Ben Hall in Paris and Mure Dickie in Tokyo. Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Obama, Gillard, French unrest, Andy Coulson

    Obama, Gillard, French unrest, Andy Coulson

    09/09/2010 Duration: 21min

    In this week's podcast: With the mid-term elections looming we look at where the Democrats are in the popularity stakes and we ask whether Obama's promise to fight for an extension of tax breaks for the majority of Americans will be enough to save the party. After that we look to Australia and the formation of the first minority government in over 60 years. We then turn to France and the strikes and protest that have greeted efforts to raise the French retirement age. And finally we look at the latest political scandal here in Britain concerning the prime minister’s press secretary and what this could mean for Cameron. Presented by Gideon Rachman, with Richard McGregor and Ben Fenton in the studio, Ed Luce in Washington and Ben Hall in Paris - interviewed by Fiona Symon. Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Iraq, the Middle East, Nigeria and Mexico

    Iraq, the Middle East, Nigeria and Mexico

    03/09/2010 Duration: 19min

    In this week’s podcast: We look at Obama’s Oval Office address marking the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and to his White House dinner to mark the beginning of a new round of Middle East talks. We hear from the FT’s west Africa correspondent about the preparations for the presidential elections in the Niger Delta and we look at the brutal violence unleashed in Mexico by the country’s war on drugs. Presented by Gideon Rachman with the FT's international affairs editor David Gardner, Middle East and Africa news editor, David Blair and Latin America editor John Paul Rathbone. Down the line: Tom O'Sullivan interviews the FT's west Africa correspondent Tom Burgis in Bayelsa. Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Cameron, Rwanda, Cambodia and the marshlands of Louisiana

    Cameron, Rwanda, Cambodia and the marshlands of Louisiana

    29/07/2010 Duration: 18min

    In this week's podcast: We ask whether Cameron's trip to India to build business and commerce relationships has been a success; we ask whether Paul Kagame is likely to hold on to his role as president in the upcoming elections in Rwanda; we ask what the sentencing of former Khmer Rouge prison chief Duch means for the people of Cambodia; we look at the disappearing marshlands of Louisiana. Presented by Tom O'Sullivan with David Blair in the studio. Down the line: James Lamont in New Delhi, Harvey Morris in New Orleans. Khmer Rouge report: Helen Warrell Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Cameron, Afghan aid and Irans nuclear programme

    Cameron, Afghan aid and Iran's nuclear programme

    22/07/2010 Duration: 19min

    In this week's podcast: David Cameron faces trying questions on his first visit to America as UK PM, about the Lockerbie bomber Mr Megrahi and the possible involvement of BP in the lobbying for his release; Chilcot inquiry update following the former director-general of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller's statement on Monday that Blair ignored her advice about going to war with Iraq; aid distribution and corruption in Afghanistan; Iran and its nuclear programme, which may not be as advanced as first thought. Presented by Gideon Rachman with guests in the studio James Blitz, the FT's defence and diplomatic editor and David Blair, the FT's Middle East and Africa news editor. Helen Warrell reports on Afghan aid. Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Somalia, Iran sanctions, China-US

    Somalia, Iran sanctions, China-US

    15/07/2010 Duration: 16min

    In this week's podcast: We turn our attention to the violence which erupted at the weekend in Somalia; we look at what impact the US imposed sanctions on Iran are having; we discuss why American business seems to have gone sour on China. In the studio: Richard McGregor, David Blair and William Wallis From Dubai: Simeon Kerr Presented by Gideon Rachman Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Europe, South Africa and Guantanamo Bay

    Europe, South Africa and Guantanamo Bay

    08/07/2010 Duration: 18min

    In this week's podcast: Gideon Rachman returns from his travels and gives us his reflections on South Africa, and his feelings about the impact of the World Cup on the country. We also look at the first conviction at Guantanamo Bay under the Obama administration and finally we turn our attention to Europe and the trouble that politicians in both France and Italy find themselves in as they approach their summer break. Fiona Symon asks Ben Hall, the FT's Paris correspondent, how Sarkozy is coping in the light of the recent scandal concerning France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt and Helen Warrell talks to FT correspondent, Anna Fifield from Guatanamo about the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard. Presented by Gideon Rachman, with Helen Warrell and Hugh Williamson. Produced LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Petraeus, Google and Russian spies

    Petraeus, Google and Russian spies

    01/07/2010 Duration: 19min

    In this week’s podcast: We look at how General Stanley McChrystal’s replacement General David Petraeus is getting on in his first week as head of UN and Nato forces in Afghanistan. We hear from the FT’s Beijing correspondent Kathrin Hille about Google’s final attempts to rescue its presence in China; and finally we turn our attention to the alleged Russian spies arrested in the US earlier this week Presented by David Gardner, the FT's international affairs editor, with Helen Warrell, Asia page editor, Neil Buckley, Eastern Europe editor and James Blitz, defence and diplomatic editor. Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Gillard, McChrystal and the G20

    Gillard, McChrystal and the G20

    24/06/2010 Duration: 17min

    In this week's podcast we look at the appointment of Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard. We ask, what went wrong with Kevin Rudd's leadership and what can we expect from his successor? Also up for discussion is the prompt sacking of US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal. We ask, what does this action reveal about the Obama administration? And finally we look forward to the upcoming G20 meeting in Toronto this weekend. Presented by Tom O'Sullivan with Helen Warrell, the FT's Asia page editor, Peter Smith, the FT's Australian and Pacific correspondent, Richard McGregor the FT's deputy news editor and down the line Dan Dombey the FT's US diplomatic correspondent. Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Special Edition: the UKs unavoidable Budget

    Special Edition: the UK's unavoidable Budget

    21/06/2010 Duration: 08min

    It was anything but straightforward. Our team of experts dissect George Osborne's complex first Budget in a special podcast. With Chris Giles, Nick Timmins and Alison Smith, hosted by Robert Shrimsley.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • BPs future, the Gaza blockade, and unrest in Kyrgyzstan

    BP's future, the Gaza blockade, and unrest in Kyrgyzstan

    17/06/2010 Duration: 19min

    In this week's podcast: BP's future - is the worst over? Israel looks to ease the Gaza blockade; and the violence in Kyrgyzstan. In the studio this week are Ed Crooks, energy editor, and Neil Buckley, eastern Europe editor. Tobias Buck reports from Jerusalem. Presented by Gideon Rachman with co-presenter Helen Warrell Produced by Rob Minto  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Labour unrest in China, the World Cup and Angela Merkel

    Labour unrest in China, the World Cup and Angela Merkel

    10/06/2010 Duration: 15min

    In this week's pod: Labour unrest in China, the start of the World Cup in South Africa and Angela Merkel's decreasing popularity in Germany. Guest in the studio is Richard McGregor and from Berlin Quentin Peel is interviewed by Fiona Symon. Presented by Gideon Rachman with co-presenter Helen Warrell Produced by LJ Filotrani  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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