Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined
Ghislaine Maxwell
Why we’re talking about . . .

Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined

Prosecutors at New York trial will argue the British socialite groomed underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein
29 Nov 2021
Man visits 8,000 Chinese restaurants
Chinese food
Tall Tales

Man visits 8,000 Chinese restaurants

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Nov 2021
Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 
President Biden delivered a speech on the economy at an event in Washington D.C.
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 

White House moves to lower prices at the pump and combat rising inflation 
24 Nov 2021
Is ‘dormzilla’ the solution to California’s housing crisis?
A representation of Charles Munger’s building
Today’s big question

Is ‘dormzilla’ the solution to California’s housing crisis?

In the blueprint for new student digs Munger Hall, almost all the 4,500 residents sleep in windowless cells
19 Nov 2021
Chris Christie: the man threatening to derail Trump’s 2024 hopes
Donald Trump and Chris Christie pictured together during the 2016 election campaign
Profile

Chris Christie: the man threatening to derail Trump’s 2024 hopes

Ex-governor wooing ‘never Trumpers’ in early bid for Republican support in presidential contest
18 Nov 2021
Is the White House deliberately sidelining Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden hug at White House signing ceremony for $1.2trn infrastructure package
Behind the scenes

Is the White House deliberately sidelining Kamala Harris?

Vice president’s allies reportedly fear for her political future
16 Nov 2021
Archipelago: the online activists spearheading Cuba protests
Demonstrators on the streets of Havana in July 2021
Profile

Archipelago: the online activists spearheading Cuba protests

Government security forces detain leaders of youth opposition group ahead of planned day of action
16 Nov 2021

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The VP, GPs and refugees
US Vice President Kamala Harris
Podcast

The VP, GPs and refugees

Why are Kamala Harris' approval ratings in freefall? Should the government be able to tell doctors where to work? And why have bananas got Syrian refu…
12 Nov 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse: teenager on trial for BLM protest killings
Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down while giving evidence at the Kenosha County Courthouse
Profile

Kyle Rittenhouse: teenager on trial for BLM protest killings

The 18-year-old is charged with shooting three people during civil unrest on Wisconsin streets
12 Nov 2021
How did World War One end?
World War One, First World War, Armistice
In Depth

How did World War One end?

Duchess of Cornwall marks Armistice Day at Westminster Abbey
11 Nov 2021
Parents sue IVF clinic after birthing wrong baby
IVF
Stranger than fiction

Parents sue IVF clinic after birthing wrong baby

Mother says memory of birth ‘tainted by sick reality’ of having delivered child that was ‘not mine to keep’
9 Nov 2021
Twin probes launched into deadly crush at Travis Scott concert
Rapper Travis Scott
In Depth

Twin probes launched into deadly crush at Travis Scott concert

Civil lawsuits also under way after festival stampede leaves eight dead
8 Nov 2021
Empty shelves: a nation of disappointed shoppers
Containers stacked high on a cargo ship at the Port of Los Angeles
In Focus

Empty shelves: a nation of disappointed shoppers

Is it fair to blame the ‘materialistic citizenry’ for the shortages?
5 Nov 2021
Glenn Youngkin’s victory hands Republicans ‘road map’ to retake presidency
Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin
Profile

Glenn Youngkin’s victory hands Republicans ‘road map’ to retake presidency

Millionaire former private equity CEO secures GOP victory in key state governor election
4 Nov 2021
Washington and Moscow working to ‘quietly’ forge closer relations
Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden shake hands ahead of a summit in Geneva, Switzerland in June
Behind the scenes

Washington and Moscow working to ‘quietly’ forge closer relations

Secretive meetings part of ‘more sober’ approach to dealings between US and Russia
2 Nov 2021
The Great Resignation: America’s job revolution
A now hiring sign outside a supermarket in Florida
Why we’re talking about . . .

The Great Resignation: America’s job revolution

Workers finally have leverage over employers – and they’re using it to resign in their droves
29 Oct 2021
Behind the sexual assault claims by former Clinton adviser
Huma Abedin pictured with Hillary Clinton in 2011
Between the lines

Behind the sexual assault claims by former Clinton adviser

Long-time aide to ex-presidential candidate says she was attacked by a US senator
28 Oct 2021
Four Hours at the Capitol: inside the insurrection
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump.
In Review

Four Hours at the Capitol: inside the insurrection

Watching this ‘excellent’ BBC documentary is like being dropped into the unhinged mob
28 Oct 2021
Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’
Pro-Trump protesters storm the Captiol building.
Behind the scenes

Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’

Protest organisers claim to have met ‘dozens’ of times with lawmakers and White House staff
26 Oct 2021
‘If anyone can save Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump’
Trump at October 2021 rally
Global lens

‘If anyone can save Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump’

Donald Trump’s second term is looking increasingly likely, said The Atlantic
22 Oct 2021
Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
In Depth

Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?

Lawmakers vote in favour of prosecuting ex-Donald Trump aide
20 Oct 2021
Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health
Bashar al-Assad
Podcast

Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health

Will Syrian criminals be allowed home? How did an American prison fall into the hands of inmates? And why are sports stars struggling with their menta…
15 Oct 2021
What causes Havana Syndrome?
Cases were first reported at the US embassy in Cuba
Fact file

What causes Havana Syndrome?

Officials investigate outbreak of cases at US embassy in Colombia
14 Oct 2021
Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein

Microsoft founder ‘stammers’ when questioned about relationship with billionaire paedophile
14 Oct 2021
Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’
Rikers Island prison facility pictured in 2018
Unreported world

Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’

Pandemic and staff shortages trigger total chaos at detention facility ‘notorious for violence and neglect’
13 Oct 2021
Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?
Donald Trump stand behind Republican Senator Chuck Grassley at a rally in Iowa
Behind the scenes

Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?

Location of ex-president’s latest rally serves as ‘biggest hint yet’ that he is considering second run
12 Oct 2021
FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich
An Australian Collins submarine that will be replaced as part of the Aukus pact
Stranger than fiction

FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich

US navy engineer charged with trying to sell sensitive nuclear submarine data
11 Oct 2021
‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid

Mission is ‘first test for planetary defence’, says space agency
8 Oct 2021
Supreme Court to grapple with ‘most divisive issues in US life’
Pro-choice activists protest outside the US Supreme Court
In Depth

Supreme Court to grapple with ‘most divisive issues in US life’

Republican dominated court to rule on a string of contentious issues in the coming months
8 Oct 2021
Guns, rage and murder: America’s ‘tsunami of lethal violence’ explained
A girl holds a sign reading 'Stop Gun Violence' as people attend a vigil
Between the lines

Guns, rage and murder: America’s ‘tsunami of lethal violence’ explained

US murder rate jumped by almost 30% in 2020, shattering record for largest ever annual increase
7 Oct 2021
The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Depth

The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained

Former product manager Frances Haugen claims social media giant is ‘putting profit over safety’
6 Oct 2021
Where is weed legal?
180102_Marijuana
In Depth

Where is weed legal?

Europe could follow American example as more states legalise cannabis
30 Sep 2021
New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge
Donald and Melania Trump
Behind the scenes

New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge

Former press secretary had unrivalled access to Trump White House and ‘knows things no one else has been told’
30 Sep 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
Today’s big question

Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
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