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Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

4019 - Could President Putin face personal sanctions over Ukraine stand-off ?
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  • 4019 - Could President Putin face personal sanctions over Ukraine stand-off ?

    The West ratchets up warnings to Russia against invading Ukraine; The International Monetary Fund is downbeat about global economic growth citing inflation and the pandemic; and plans to criminalise medical treatments that try to restore the appearance of virginity.

    Wed, 26 Jan 2022
  • 4018 - British police to investigate lockdown parties at PM's official residence

    Boris Johnson welcomes the investigation. But a spokesperson says the prime minister does not believe he has broken any coronavirus laws. Also: Russia accuses the US of stoking tensions over Ukraine, and one of the most remote museums in the world reopens.

    Tue, 25 Jan 2022
  • 4017 - US troops on high alert over Ukraine

    The Pentagon says 8,500 combat-ready US troops are on high alert to deploy at short notice amid rising tension over Ukraine. Also; the army in Burkina Faso says it has removed President Roch Kabore from office, and the penguins highlighting climate change in Antarctica.

    Tue, 25 Jan 2022
  • 4016 - Ukraine crisis: Nato sends more planes and ships to Eastern Europe

    Nato says it's to reinforce its defences, and for the purposes of deterrence. The Kremlin has accused Nato of escalating tensions. Also: reports from Burkina Faso say the president has been detained by the military; and Julian Assange wins the right to ask the British Supreme Court to block his extradition to the US.

    Mon, 24 Jan 2022
  • 4015 - Burkina Faso soldiers mutiny at barracks

    Protesters set fire to the ruling party's headquarters. Also: Taliban leaders are in Norway seeking aid for Afghanistan, and why are images of God so controversial?

    Mon, 24 Jan 2022
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