Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.

Signup to iono.fm

Sign up for a free iono.fm user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.
20
OCT

Belarus Protesters Torn on How Much Change They Really Want

Since 1994, Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus under a system of tight control inherited from the former Soviet Union and largely dependent on Russia.  His opponents denounce Lukashenko as repressive and want him out, while his supporters point to Belarus’ record of stability and low unemployment as reasons for him to stay.  Jonathan Spier narrates this report by Ricardo Marquina in Minsk.Producer: Henry Hernandez 
19
OCT

Poll Finds Many Spaniards Favor Dissolving Monarchy

Protests against the monarchy have spread in Spain and polls show the nation is divided over whether it should be abolished. Alfonso Beato has more from Barcelona in this story narrated by Jonathan Spier. 
Camera: Alfonso Beato  Produced by: Jon Spier
 
19
OCT

Poll Finds Many Spaniards Favor Dissolving Monarch

Protests against the monarchy have spread in Spain and polls show the nation is divided about whether it should be abolished, as Alfonso Beato reports from Barcelona in this story narrated by Jonathan Spier. Camera: Alfonso Beato   
Producer:  Jon Spie
14
OCT

In Belarus, a Cultural Uprising is Also Under Way

The protests against the disputed electoral victory of longtime Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko have roused a sense of Belarusian nationalism, and with it, the desire to learn and use the Belarusian language, which had largely disappeared.  In this story narrated by Jonathan Spier, Ricardo Marquina in Minsk reports on how the language – whose use is highly restricted by authorities in favor of Russian – is seeing a rebirth.Producer:  Rod James
14
OCT

USA VOTES: Is Trump or Biden Better for Post-Brexit Britain?

In 2016, parallels were drawn between the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union – they were seen as a victory for populist politics. Four years later, Trump is battling for re-election with polls showing him behind his Democrat rival Joe Biden, while Britain will mark the end of the Brexit transition period at the end of the year. As Henry Ridgwell reports, many observers say Britain’s post-Brexit future could be closely tied with the outcome of the November 3rd U.S. presidential election.Videographer: Henry Ridgwell, Lisa Bryant, Alfonso Beato, Sabine Devins. Producer: Jason Godman
13
OCT

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Shows Turkey Becoming Drone Power

Turkish drones are playing a big role in supporting Azerbaijan's offensive in Nagorno Karabakh. With Turkey deploying them from Syria to Libya, they have become an integral part of Ankara's efforts to project its power beyond its borders. But as Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul, the Turkish drone industry is facing international pushback.
13
OCT

In France, Calls Grow for Paris to Back Armenia

As France helps spearhead diplomatic efforts to end the latest clashes over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the country’s Armenian diaspora along with leading French politicians are calling on Paris to abandon neutrality and side with Armenia. The uptick in violence is also increasing tensions between France and Turkey — as Lisa Bryant reports for VOA from Paris.
13
OCT

USA Votes: Many Western Europeans Hope for Biden Victory, Polls Show  

A majority of people in Western Europe want the Democrat challenger Joe Biden to win November’s U.S. presidential election, according to a recent poll by the organization YouGov, which questioned tens of thousands of people about the upcoming November 3 vote.    The polls were conducted in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Danes showed the strongest support for Joe Biden, with 80% hoping for a Democrat victory, while 6% said they wanted Donald Trump to win a second term.   Italy showed the highest level of support for Trump, with 20% hoping for a Republican victory. But more than half of Italians polled — 58% — said they wanted Biden to win.   FILE - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain, Dec. 4, 2019.In Britain — traditionally one of the United States’ strongest transatlantic allies — 61% of people said they wanted Biden to win, versus 13% for Trump. In France, the figures were 64% for Biden and 14% for Trump, while 71% of Germans wanted the Democrat to win, against 11% for Trump.   Most Berlin residents who spoke to VOA said they hoped for a change of leader in the White House.   “Personally, I hope that Biden will be elected, even though it doesn’t directly affect me and I don’t live there,” Lukas Andereck told VOA.   Others criticized the tone of the campaigns.FILE - President Donald Trump, left, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, during the first presidential debate with moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, center, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.“It’s no longer about an exchange of arguments, instead everyone has their own camp and they are so far apart that it makes me scared,” said Berlin resident Andreas Eberlein.   In Paris, many residents said they didn’t know much about the Democrat challenger.   “I would like Trump to lose and I’m not sure he’s going to lose, because he has many people behind him. I don’t know much about Biden,” Paris resident Sophie Chiles said.    Government employee Pierre Le Goff agreed: “I don’t know if President Biden would be a better president. But I hope that if we have a change in the administration we can renew a normal relationship with the U.S.,” he told VOA.   In Barcelona, Spain, many people expected the election result to impact their lives.  “We have seen it with Trump with his ...
13
OCT

In Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia’s Regional Influence is On the Line

Fighting between the former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan is now in its third week — and has killed and injured hundreds in Europe’s south Caucasus region. But as Charles Maynes reports from Moscow, the conflict is also testing Russia’s traditional influence over the region.Producer:  Ricardo Marquina

306 episodes

« Back 1—12 More »