I've been fascinated by the outside world since I can remember. Even as a kid, growing up in the UK, I remember being enthralled by pictures on the nightly news from the war in Vietnam. As a teenager I served as a part-time infantry soldier in Britain's Territorial Army. At college I specialized in international relations. I've worked in global news since 1986 when I joined the BBC World Service. I've reported for the BBC from places like Afghanistan and southern Africa. I like working for ‘The World’ because of the satisfaction I get from bringing international news to new audiences.
Conflict & Justice
They used dirty tricks, planted fake and misleading stories, set up a fake polling organization and funded the opponents of politicians they disliked. The goal was to change US public opinion and manipulate its political leadership toward helping Britain defeat Nazi Germany.
Alarm bells are ringing in European capitals after President-elect Donald Trump said NATO was obsolete. In an interview with two leading European newspapers, Trump also criticized the European Union and said he would consider lifting sanctions against Russia. He also made a direct attack on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of one of America’s most important traditional allies.
Russian intelligence has always tried to gather compromising information, or "kompromat," on prominent figures at home and abroad. It's also known that they try to use this as influence to help Moscow's interests.
Arts, Culture & Media
As a rookie reporter in 1939, British journalist Clare Hollingworth got the scoop of the century: World War II. It was the start of a spectacular career for a woman in the historically male world of war reporting. She died Tuesday, age 105.
Conflict & Justice
Russia has a large set of shadowy intelligence organizations. They have meddled in many countries, including the US, for years.