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.
In a speech Monday, President Donald Trump mused out loud whether or not Democrats who did not applaud him during his State of the Union Address might have been committing treason. Aides dismissed it as a joke, but treason is no laughing matter.
It's 50 years since the beginning of the Tet Offensive, one of the most pivotal battles of the Vietnam War. Militarily, the communist offensive was smashed. But many Americans decided the war could not be won. We hear from one Vietnamese civilian who's family was torn apart by the battle.
Vice President Mike Pence is on a tour of the Middle East. The US role in the region has changed under President Trump. Critics say US policies are disruptive, contradictory and incoherent.
The president of France wants the Bayeux Tapestry to be shown in England for perhaps the first time in 950 years. The ancient work of art depicts the conquest of England by Frenchmen in 1066. For some in England, that conquest still rankles.
Questions over the cost of the new US embassy in London got us to thinking: what ever happened to the giant US embassy in Baghdad? The complex of buildings in the heart of the Iraqi capital once employed 16,000 people.
Reports of vulgar, offensive outbursts by the president of the United States have real-world consequences. One is the impact on America's reputation overseas and its ability to lead and influence world events — its "soft power." That's the argument from Norwegian statesman Jan Egeland.
Politicians in the nation's capital are debating immigration policy changes. Activists are lobbying for an urgent deal to protect those affected by the Trump administration dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
A pub in London, Ontario, is fighting a complaint of gender discrimination, after it gave a food discount to female customers. The pub’s promotion was highlighting the gender gap in pay.
North Korea has nuclear weapons, and missile systems to deliver them to the continental United States. North Korea says these are defensive. But the Trump administration sees them as a threat, and is reviewing "all options." What are the risks of war in northeast Asia in 2018?
The end of the year seems like a good time to review what we really know about Russian interference in the 2016 election.