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Wechat No.619 Philanthropy s Big Giveaway

We look at the growing influence of the world of philanthropy in global giving. Statistics indicate philanthropy by super-rich individuals is greater than ever before. Some of the world s most wealthy, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, are pledging huge slices of their billions…

Dien Bien Phu

In 1954, French forces surrendered after a bloody 56 day siege of their base at Dien Bien Phu in the north of Vietnam. Their defeat by the communist independence movement, the Viet Minh, signaled the end of French colonial rule in Indochina. We hear from…

Wechat No.606 Ghana: The Obuasi Stand-Off

Illegal miners have invaded three Ghanaian gold mines in recent months. We visit the largest where some locals are claiming that the land is rightfully theirs. The multinational owners disagree, and are demanding the military force them off their concession. For its part, the government…

Wechat No.605 Europe’s Challenges: The Road to Rome

The European Union emerged in the 1950s from a vision of a bright future for a war-ravaged continent – free from conflict, with nations living in harmony, their citizens free to trade and travel without restriction. In the first programme of a three-part series, former…

Wechat No.604 US Raises China Steel Taxes by 522%

Too much steel. Not enough customers. That in a nutshell is the problem confronting both the steel industry and governments across the world. Now China has reacted angrily, after the US imposed duties of more than five hundred per cent on Chinese imports of a…

Wechat No.603 AM: Tear gas fired at Venezuela protest

Freed Chibok girl reunited with family, Millions of LinkedIn IDs for sale , What A.I. can learn for train passengers Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.602 Wall Street Update

US slaps China steel imports with fivefold tax increase. Also Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall Street talks us through the day on the markets. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.600 Freedom at Last for One Chibok Girl

One of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls found; Venezuela protests; Syrian refugee forced to flee Canada fire (Photo: Some of the Chibok girls after they were kidnapped by Boko Haram Credit: AFP/Getty Images) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in…