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Wechat No.566 Fresh Syria Peace Talks

The night Bob Dylan changed music; Child sex exploitation now “endemic”. (Image: International Syria meeting. Photo by EPA) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.564 Which Way for Oil and Gas?

There s been a recovery in the global oil price. We ask Total s chief executive, Patrick Pouyanné, whether it will last. Also, Andreas Schierenbeck, chairman of ThyssenKrupp Elevators, tells us about a new kind of lift the company is developing that goes not only…

Wechat No.562 Marcus Garvey

In 1916 Marcus Garvey arrived in the US and began a movement for black pride. His dream was that black people would live independently of whites in a new empire in Africa. Photo: August 1922 Marcus Garvey is shown in a military uniform as the…

Wechat No.561 Rebel Song Journey

On the last days of the civil war in Sri Lanka, in 2009, surviving in a bunker with what was left of his family, the only thing Santhan wanted to do was to sing. He lost his son and daughter in a shell attack. The…

Wechat No.560 Game On – Infinity ends, Battleborn begins

Disney Infinity s end discussed and Battleborn explored. Gearbox s Randy Varnell interviewed and Jon Denton from Eurogamer joins Adam to talk about their MOBA-FPS hybrid. And Disney s Infinity is, it turns out, finite. The Wall Street Journal s Disney watcher, Ben Fritz and…

Wechat No.559 Warren Buffett reveals $1bn Apple stake

The billionaire investor Warren Buffett has revealed that his investment firm has bought a $1bn stake in the technology firm Apple. Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a holding of 9.81 million shares in the iPhone maker in a regulatory filing. Larry Magid, a technology journalist in the…

Wechat No.557 Sykes-Picot Agreement Legacy

Sykes-Picot & the modern Middle East; Silicon Valley migration; International Man Booker 2016 winner. Photograph shows Map of Sykes–Picot Agreement. (Credit: National Archives) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published