Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Focus on the big picture
Ukraine-Russia: Can a new war be avoided? night
BBC, 22 Jan 2022
As talks continue between the UK and Russia, are we heading towards dialogue and de-escalation or is war in Ukraine inevitable? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Russia's foreign minister and his US counterpart have held what they called "frank" talks to try to reduce the chance of a wider conflict in Ukraine.
Sergei Lavrov repeated denials that a huge Russian force assembled near Ukraine's borders would be used to invade Ukraine.
Antony Blinken said America would respond severely to any invasion.
Pro-Russian rebels control large parts of eastern Ukraine since a ferocious war erupted nearly eight years ago.
Some 14,000 people were killed and at least two million fled their homes before fragile peace agreements were brokered.
The US and its allies have threatened new sanctions if the Russian military takes action.
Newsnight’s David Grossman reports.
Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.
Albania's Soviet-era submarine awaits its fate, refusing to sink
AFP, 18 May 2022
Stamped with the number 105, "The Storm" is the last surviving submarine from the Soviet Union's "Project 603", which was abandoned by Moscow in Albanian waters after a falling-...
Documentary | Austria's Operation Luxor: Anti-terrorism or Islamophobia? | Al Jazeera World
Al Jazeera, 18 May 2022
Dawn police raids on nearly 70 private homes across Austria in November 2020 shocked waking Muslim communities.
Biden admin managed to destroy everything Trump admin did: Official
FOX, 18 May 2022
National Border Patrol Council Vice President Art Del Cueto slams
Largest Wildfire In The Country Continues To Grow
NBC, 18 May 2022
Officials in New Mexico say the area is like a “tinder box” and have announced closures of the Santa Fe and Carson National Forest.
New York City students de-stress on Mondays
Reuters, 18 May 2022
Students are stretching their worries away as part of the ‘DeStress Monday’ initiative at the Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City.
Chris Wallace: Mastriano the last person GOP wants to see as primary winner
CNN, 18 May 2022
State Sen. Doug Mastriano, the Pennsylvania Republican backed by former President Donald Trump, will win the GOP gubernatorial nomination in the Keystone State, CNN projects.
Lesotho: The deal with water | Global Ideas
DW, 18 May 2022
Lesotho is water-rich. But the southern African kingdom is one of the world's poorest countries.
Fans greet Eurovision winners at Ukraine border
AP, 18 May 2022
Cheering fans greeted the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra as they returned to Ukraine after they won the Eurovision Song Contest.
Several Pennsylvania races are set
CBS, 18 May 2022
CBS News projected that Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will win the Democratic nomination in the U.S.
Bill 96: Quebec premier says health care will remain the same for anglophones, immigrants
CA, 18 May 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault is defending Bill 96 again, saying critics of the legislation have it wrong and insisting that access to health care for anglophones and immigran...
PBS NewsHour West live episode, May 17, 2022
PBS, 18 May 2022
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Biden urges America to reject 'poison' of white supremacy
Sky, 18 May 2022
President Biden has called white supremacy 'a poison running through our body politic', after meeting the families of victims, killed in a racially motivated mass shooting on Sa...
Flying Cheap (full documentary)
Frontline, 18 May 2022
After the deadly airline crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo,
Pay with a smile: Mastercard launches facial recognition biometrics
SCMP, 18 May 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Mastercard is piloting technology that lets customers pay with their face, a smile or a wave.
The red carpet is ready: Ukraine and zombies at the 75th Cannes Film Festival • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 18 May 2022
The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Tuesday with a zombie-themed tribute to film-making by French director Michel Hazanavicius as the movie world returned to the Riviera...
Mariupol falls to Russian forces as defending troops evacuated
BBC, 18 May 2022
The siege of Mariupol is all but over as hundreds of its Ukrainian defenders finally abandoned the steel plant where they had held out for months under relentless bombardment.
More than 260 fighters evacuated from besieged Azovstal steel plant
ITV, 18 May 2022
More than 260 Ukrainian fighters, including those badly wounded,
Gloom Deepens for Eurozone Growth
Bloomberg, 18 May 2022
The European Commission has slashed its forecast for 2022 eurozone
I'm a College Student with a Disability. Stop Treating Me Like a Child. | Op-Docs
NYT, 18 May 2022
With audio description, English and Spanish subtitles. Learn more about the film and listen to the audio description pre-show: https://likerightnowfilms.com/productions/details/...
Azovstal, economic trouble in the West & we call a Ukrainian MP | Ukraine: The Latest | Podcast
Telegraph, 18 May 2022
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