Is the US Supreme Court fit for purpose?
US Supreme Court
Podcasts

Is the US Supreme Court fit for purpose?

Abortion rights decision and other recent rulings trigger questions about legitimacy of America’s highest court
6 Jul 2022
How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War
Joe Biden speaks to a US soldier
Expert’s view

How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War

Security expert analyses the US pledge to increase military presence in eastern Europe
4 Jul 2022
‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin
G7 leaders
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin

‘Extraordinary banter’ from G7 met with more intense Russian missile strikes
1 Jul 2022
A sunshine state of mind: the mass exodus to Florida
Miami as seen from a helicopter
In Focus

A sunshine state of mind: the mass exodus to Florida

Could Florida be the new New York?
1 Jul 2022
How R. Kelly escaped justice for decades
R Kelly
In Depth

How R. Kelly escaped justice for decades

Singer jailed for 30 years for sexually abusing multiple fans
30 Jun 2022
Capitol riot: what was going on in the White House?
Cassidy Hutchinson
Behind the scenes

Capitol riot: what was going on in the White House?

A former Trump aide has given a first-hand account of the days and hours leading up to the 6 January riot at the Capitol
29 Jun 2022
Ghislaine Maxwell: from high society to ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005
Profile

Ghislaine Maxwell: from high society to ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail

British socialite has already spent two years in prison accused of enabling Jeffrey Epstein
29 Jun 2022

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Trip of the week: driving across the American desert
Grand Canyon
The big trip

Trip of the week: driving across the American desert

For freedom, fun, and sheer crazy ‘Americanness’, RV holidays rule
28 Jun 2022
How the world reacted to US Supreme Court’s abortion ruling
Protesters descend on the US Supreme Court
Global lens

How the world reacted to US Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

Pro-choice groups fear global impact of overturning of Roe vs. Wade
28 Jun 2022
Roe vs. Wade overturned: what the ruling means for other American rights
Rally For Reproductive Freedom in Austin, Texas
Expert’s view

Roe vs. Wade overturned: what the ruling means for other American rights

A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of ‘revolutionary’ abortion ruling
27 Jun 2022
The 6 January hearings: a reckoning for Trump?
The US Capitol
The latest on . . .

The 6 January hearings: a reckoning for Trump?

The congressional hearings are unlikely to rescue the Democrats from the midterms – but they could save US democracy
24 Jun 2022
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and a QAnon conspiracy theory
Tom Hanks is seen arriving at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York on June 16, 2022
Why we’re talking about . . .

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and a QAnon conspiracy theory

Rumour the actor has been executed not dampened by incident outside Manhattan restaurant
17 Jun 2022
Is rising crime a wake-up call for the Democrats?
Chesa Boudin campaigning
Global lens

Is rising crime a wake-up call for the Democrats?

Even in Democratic strong­holds, ‘voters are demanding a shift towards policies to combat crime’
17 Jun 2022
How bad could the bear market get?
US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell
Talking point

How bad could the bear market get?

There’s a whiff of panic in the air – and not just in stock markets
17 Jun 2022
One in 20 young Americans identify as trans or non-binary
The transgender flag
In Brief

One in 20 young Americans identify as trans or non-binary

New research suggests that 44% of US adults know someone who is transgender
10 Jun 2022
Four possible consequences of the Capitol riot hearing
Donald Trump
Getting to grips with . . .

Four possible consequences of the Capitol riot hearing

Donald Trump and his aides could face jail, but analysts suggest the investigation may have little effect
10 Jun 2022
School shootings: what can be done to stop them? 
Semi-automatic AR-15s for sale at a gun shop in the US
Talking point

School shootings: what can be done to stop them? 

The shooting at a school in Uvalde has reignited the debate over gun control in America
10 Jun 2022
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: a troubling verdict?
Amber Heard in court: ‘pilloried’
Talking point

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: a troubling verdict?

The news that Depp had won his defamation case against Heard unleashed an ‘orgy of misogyny’
9 Jun 2022
Is Henry Kissinger right about Ukraine?
Henry Kissinger on a screen
In Brief

Is Henry Kissinger right about Ukraine?

The US statesman made a controversial speech at a virtual Davos appearance last week
1 Jun 2022
What difference will Joe Biden’s advanced rocket systems make in Ukraine?
US M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers fire salvoes during a military exercise in Morocco
Getting to grips with . . .

What difference will Joe Biden’s advanced rocket systems make in Ukraine?

New weaponry could be a ‘game changer’ in Donbas region
1 Jun 2022
What happened at the NRA convention?
Protester holding 'Be pro life, abort NRA' sign
Why we’re talking about . . .

What happened at the NRA convention?

Gun lobby members claim Texas school shooting was orchestrated to overshadow event
30 May 2022
Could Kevin Spacey be extradited to the UK?
Actor Kevin Spacey reading a poem
Today’s big question

Could Kevin Spacey be extradited to the UK?

US police may be ordered to detain Oscar winner over sexual assault charges
30 May 2022
Texas shooting: parents turn anger on police
A family sits outside Robb Elementary School with a police officer looking on
In Brief

Texas shooting: parents turn anger on police

Officers had to be urged to enter building where gunman killed 21 people
27 May 2022
How Britain put an end to mass shootings
Tributes left outside Dunblane Primary School following the mass shooting
In Depth

How Britain put an end to mass shootings

Legislation passed after 1996 Dunblane massacre changed UK gun law for ever
26 May 2022
Is Joe Biden taking a tougher stance on Taiwan?
President Joe Biden in meeting
In Brief

Is Joe Biden taking a tougher stance on Taiwan?

Eyebrows raised after president said US would intervene militarily if China attacked
26 May 2022
Can Biden break the US gun lobby?
Joe Biden delivers a speech at the White House
Between the lines

Can Biden break the US gun lobby?

Fresh calls for tighter firearms control following second-deadliest school shooting in US history
25 May 2022
SIDS, Tasers and Alabaman rights
Ambulances parked outside an NHS hospital in London.
Podcasts

SIDS, Tasers and Alabaman rights

Are we closer to understanding sudden infant death syndrome? Has a Trump-appointed judge given hope to trans Americans? And do too many British police…
20 May 2022
Why the US is facing a baby milk shortage
Near-empty shelves in a supermarket in Orlando, Florida
Talking point

Why the US is facing a baby milk shortage

Supply chains went into crisis after major supplier shut down factory following two infant deaths
20 May 2022
Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage
Long table of men at Nato summit
In Depth

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage

While avoiding direct involvement, Nato has played a crucial role in the Ukraine war
20 May 2022
Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?
Students protest anti-abortion measures
Talking point

Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?

The next few years are likely to be ‘chaotic or worse’, predicts the Los Angeles Times
20 May 2022
What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?
The Buffalo Bills visit the scene of the Buffalo shootings
Getting to grips with . . .

What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?

Manifesto linked to Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron described black Americans and immigrants as ‘replacers’
19 May 2022
Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century
Scott Bray
Why we’re talking about . . .

Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century

Reports of unidentified aerial phenomena have doubled in the last year, say intelligence officials
18 May 2022
Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia
A Somali soldier stands guard after an al-Shabaab attack in 2015
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia

Joe Biden overturns Trump-era decision to withdraw from African terrorism battle
18 May 2022
Everything we know about the Buffalo shooting
Police and FBI agents investigating the racially motivated attack
In Depth

Everything we know about the Buffalo shooting

Police investigated suspected shooter after school threat last year
16 May 2022
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