World Update: Daily Commute

World Update: Daily Commute


A daily digest of news and features presented by Dan Damon.


UK's Highest Court Rules on Triggering Brexit  

British government needs parliament's approval before starting Brexit process; Migrants stuck in dire conditions in Serbia; Bernie Ecclestone loses top spot at Formula 1. (Image: A demonstrator holds a cake with an European Union flag in it outside the Supreme Court. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Peace Talks in Astana  

Fake news 'vaccine'; Islamic State group prisoner speaks; Moving the world's oldest fish market (Photo: Representatives of the Syria regime and rebel groups along with other attendees at the first session of Syria peace talks in Astana. Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

The Sunday Feature: Three Generations of Women March on Washington  

Author Joanie Schirm travels with her daughter and granddaughter from Florida to the capital to join the demonstrations following Donald Trump's inauguration. (Photo: Protesters in Washington Square Park. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Weekend Extra  

Chelsea Manning; Pakistan's bloggers at risk; Obama's last speech; Trump's foreign policy

US Prepares For Donald Trump's Swearing In  

Women march on Washington; Russian bikers in support of Trump; Inauguration marching band (Photo: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Brexit Watch: Theresa May Lays Out Government Plans  

The British prime minister, Theresa May, has faced criticism in the EU after she confirmed that the UK will leave the block's single market as part of its Brexit plans. Dan Damon spoke to Neil Wilson, a senior market analyst with ETX Capital about financial markets' reactions to the speech, and Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson's remarks that countries are already 'queuing up' for trade deals with the UK once it leave the European Union. (Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech on Brexit on January 17, 2017 in London. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Pool /Getty Images)

View from Russia on Donald Trump  

President Obama commutes the 35 year sentence for Chelsea Manning; Techno music assisting IVF treatment; Deadly roads in Thailand. (Photo: An employee polishes traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a gift shop in central Moscow. Credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Search For Missing MH370 Called Off  

Britain's plans for leaving the EU; Turkey arrests New Year's Eve massacre suspect; Xi Jinping at Davos (Photo: A Malaysian man walks in front of a mural of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane in a back-alley. Credit: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Interviews  

Rising global inequality in wealth; The women stigmatised for miscarrying; Limiting big ticket Chinese football deals Photo: German tabloid Bild Zeitung featuring an exclusive interview with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Sunday Feature: From Pub Outcasts to Pub Proprietors  

Dan travels to England's "Black Country" to meet a new generation of pub owners - Asians - who are saving one of the UK's most revered institutions. He also hears about the dark side of pub culture - some of them used to practise racial discrimination.

Weekend Extra  

Doubts over the Trump-Russia dossier; Obama's oratory; A future for Colombia's FARC rebels

Former British Ambassador's Key Role in 'Trump Dossier'  

Baboons and the origins of language; Turkish authorities investigate popular folk band; How to spot 'fake news' (Photo of Donald Trump by Getty Images)

Legal Status of Artificial Intelligence Robots  

US ambassador bids farewell to the UK; Art from the mental asylum; New York's plus sized dance troupe (Photo: Team Kaist's DRC-HUBO robot successfully uses a power hand tool during its successful final run in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Brexit Watch: How Will Key UK Industries Cope?  

Dan Damon spoke to Vicky Pryce, an economist at the Centre for Business and Economic Research, about prospective future trade deals between the European Union and the United Kingdom. (Photo: A farm in the United Kingdom. Credit: Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Donald Trump and Kremlin Deny 'Compromising' Reports  

Samsung drawn into corruption case; Morocco burkha ban; Preparing for abdication in Japan (Photo: President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Obama's Last Speech as President  

Mass murderer Anders Breivik's 'inhumane' treatment contested in court; Plans to expand the FIFIA World Cup; Controversy over Amazon dam projects (Photo: President Barack Obama walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Credit: Shawn Thew/Getty Images)

Cyprus Peace Talks Begin  

La-La Land wins big at the Golden Globes; Iran mourns ex-president; Anxiety in the modern world. (Image of Greek and Turkish Cypriots dancing together ahead of peace talks. Photo by AFP/Getty images)

The Sunday Feature: Britain's Beloved Bell Industry  

The UK's oldest bell foundries have honed their craft over centuries - it's a skill sought all over the world. Dan Damon explores the history of British bell making, and hears how it is a dying tradition (Photo: Bell. Credit: iStock)

Weekend Extra  

Trump dismisses North Korean nuclear claims; Divorce in Bangladesh; China's renewable energy commitment

Key Intelligence Advisor Quits Trump Team  

Syrian entertainment that lightens the nation's mood; Simon & Schuster's controversial publishing decision; Norway switches off FM radio (Photo: Former CIA Director James Woolsey, who on Thursday stepped down from US president-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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