BBC World Service

The BBC World Service provides international news and analysis from around the globe in 28 languages. Their global network of correspondents provides impartial news and reports on location.

Recent Episodes

North Korea Warns US over Sanctions

North Korea vows to retaliate against US for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme.

Also, why outspoken prosecutor Carla del Ponte resigned from UN Commission on Syria, South Sudanese rebels report major defeat by government troops, the athletes who aren't allowed to reveal their nationality, and can Europeans be persuaded to eat insects ?

Venezuela arrests over 'uprising attempt'

An attack was launched against a military barracks in the Venezuelan city of Valencia. Also, dozens killed in Afghan attack, and world's largest heart on display in Canada.

UN backs North Korea sanctions

UN Security Council agrees 'toughest' sanctions over North Korea's missile programme; new Venezuelan assembly sacks prosecutor; Putin's latest strong man antics

Venezuela Opens Controversial New Assembly

President Maduro says the assembly is needed to bring peace after months of crisis. But the opposition says the new body is a way for the president to cling on to power.

Also, the US attorney general says there has been a staggering increase in leaks since President Trump took office and the French vending machine that sells fresh oysters.

UN says Hundreds Killed in DR Congo

UN investigators were told that local security forces and a pro-government militia, set up to defeat a rebellion in Kasai region were responsible for many of the killings. Also, China holds drill for 'harmful websites' and fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower.

Grand Jury Assembled in Trump-Russia Investigation

Subpoenas are issued over a meeting between President Trump's son and a Russian lawyer. The president has poured scorn on any suggestion that his team colluded with the Kremlin to beat Hillary Clinton.

Also, Venezuela's chief prosecutor has asked a court to suspend the inauguration of a new assembly to rewrite the constitution and the British actor, Robert Hardy, has died aged ninety-one.