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Wechat No.26941 Ukraine s Wartime Ultra-Nationalists

In 1941, far-right Ukrainian nationalists declared an independent state. They expected Hitler to support them, but their hopes barely lasted a week. They ended up fighting against the Poles, the Russians, the Germans, and fellow Ukrainians who disagreed with them. Photo: a youth with his…

Wechat No.26930 Surprise Contender in UK Tory Leadership Contest

Philippines president – a walking contradiction; Experiencing blindness through virtual reality; Hitchhiking to gauge the mood in Australia (Photo: Britain s Justice Secretary Michael Gove, March 2016. Credit: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30…

Wechat No.26919 Get on with it!

Why do we procrastinate? Rob and Alice discuss why it can be difficult to get on with tasks Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.26877 Sovereignty

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the idea of Sovereignty, the authority of a state to govern itself and the relationship between the sovereign and the people. These ideas of external and internal sovereignty were imagined in various ways in ancient Greece and…

Wechat No.26830 30/06/2016 GMT

The daily drama of money and work from the BBC. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.26304 Sparing the Killers of Belize

The former British colony of Belize is a tiny country that boasts rich Central American indigenous culture and a spectacular Caribbean coast. It also suffers a high rate of violent crime, and its one and only prison houses more than its fair share of murderers….

Wechat No.26119 The Lost Generation – Part One

Tim Whewell reports from Turkey, where as many as half a million Syrian refugee children are not attending school, leaving them open to exploitation in sweatshops and other forms of abuse. Aid workers call them the “lost generation” – and warn that unless they return…

Wechat No.26113 Luxembourg tax whistleblowers convicted

Should employees have to keep their employers secrets – even when those secrets open up shady tax avoidance deals between between international companies and the government? A court case in Luxembourg has ended with two former employees of the accounting giant Price WaterHouse Coopers convicted…