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Delivered before breakfast, The Economist Morning Briefing tells you what’s on the global agenda in the coming day, what to look out for in business, finance and politics and, most importantly, what to make of it. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions, including the full Economist Morning Briefing: https://www.economist.com/briefingoffer Digital subscribers to The Economist should log in at https://briefing.economist.com for access to the full Economist Morning Briefing.

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    Russia pounds Lysychansk; At least 30 Nigerian soldiers were killed in mine attack, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 4:08

    President Joe Biden promised that the federal government would protect women travelling for abortions  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Euro-zone inflation hits record high; monkeypox in Europe, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 3:44

    A ban in India of nineteen types of single-use plastic, including plastic cups and cutlery, came into force  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    SCOTUS clips the wings of the EPA; Turkey's new NATO demands for Sweden, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 4:20

    America's Supreme Court limited the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon emissions by power plants, complicating government efforts to mitigate climate change.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Russia declared NATO's most significant threat; Ukraine and Russia swap prisoners of war, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 3:44

    NATO declared Russia to be its “most significant and direct threat”, with Jens Stoltenberg promising that Ukraine could continue counting on NATO assistance to face the Russian invasion for “as long as it takes”.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    NATO looks set to expand; London's Metropolitan Police under special measures, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 3:46

    Finland and Sweden secured the support of Turkey for their bids to join NATO, according to a statement by Finland's president.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    NATO goes on high alert; Russia strikes shopping center in Kremenchuk, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 3:51

    NATO will increase the number of troops on “high alert” from 40,000 to 300,000 to better protect the Baltic states on the alliance's eastern flank.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Russian strikes on Kyiv; Blue states mull over abortion protections, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 3:53

    Russian missiles hit a kindergarten and an apartment block in Kyiv, Ukraine's capital. Joe Biden, America's president, condemned the strikes as “barbarism”.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Biden bemoans Roe v. Wade's demise; Russia occupies Severodonetsk, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 4:07

    A day after calling the Supreme Court's vote to overturn Roe v Wade “a tragic error”, President Joe Biden upped his rhetoric.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    America's Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; The IMF slashed its economic growth forecast for America, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 3:41

    Russia warned that there would be “negative consequences” for the European Union accepting Ukraine and Moldova as candidates for membership to the bloc  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    SCOTUS strikes down New York gun-control law; Ukraine formally accepted as a candidate for EU membership, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 3:57

    Norway's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate from 0.75% to 1.25% in order to contain rising inflation  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Drone attack sparks fire at a Russian oil refinery; Estonia raises concerns about NATO, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 3:35

    Russia said that a fire at the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery close to the border with Ukraine was caused by an attack from two drones.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Russia threatens Lithuania; Republican election officials testify about January 6th, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 3:36

    Moscow threatened to punish Lithuania with actions that would have a “serious impact” after the Baltic state blocked the transport of some goods to and from Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave, across its own territory.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Israel's government collapses; Russia threatens to retaliate against Lithuania, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 4:03

    Israel's prime minister, Naftali Bennett, and foreign minister, Yair Lapid, agreed to dissolve parliament, triggering new elections.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Macron set to lose parliamentary majority in France; Fierce fighting around Severodonetsk, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 3:58

    France's president, Emmanuel Macron, has lost his parliamentary majority according to near-final results in elections to the 577-seat National Assembly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Russia doubles down with reserve troops; millions lose homes in floods, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 3:38

    Russia is seeking to take full control of the city of Severodonetsk by bringing in troops from other battle zones, said the governor of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    EU leaders back Ukraine's bid; China launches new-generation aircraft-carrier, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 3:57

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would oversee a major training programme for Ukrainian armed forces fighting Russian troops in Ukraine  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The BoE raises rates, European leaders arrive in Kyiv, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 3:49

    The Bank of England increased interest rates by 0.25 percentage points, and forecasted a steep decline in GDP growth.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    ECB tackles fragmentation, America's Federal Reserve raises interest rates and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 3:33

    The European Central Bank said it would speed up work on a new tool to tackle fragmentation in the euro zone.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Wall Street in bear territory, beseiged Severodonetsk severed and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 3:45

    American bond yields remained high and stockmarkets braced ahead of a meeting of the Federal Reserve.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Macron under pressure, America's Capitol riot hearings continue and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 4:13

    Emmanuel Macron, the French president, is fighting to keep his parliamentary majority after the first round of voting in legislative elections on June 12th.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    US senators announce gun deal agreement; China's message to America, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 3:41

    A bipartisan group of American senators agreed a deal on gun control.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    China threatens war over Taiwan split; Americans march for gun reform, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 4:12

    China would “not hesitate to start a war” if anyone tried to split Taiwan from the mainland, China's defence minister told Lloyd Austin, his American counterpart.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Inflation in America at a 40 year high; Truckers protest in South Korea, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 4:03

    The head of the UN's humanitarian office, OCHA, said that Sri Lanka could be on the brink of a “full-blown humanitarian emergency”  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Death sentences for foreign fighters in Ukraine, Iran undermines attempts to revive nuclear deal, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 4:28

    Three men, two British and one Moroccan, captured by pro-Russian forces in a disputed part of Ukraine were handed a death sentence.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ukrainian defiance over Severodonetsk, OECD forecasts gloomy growth, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 3:18

    The governor of Luhansk said Ukrainian forces now controlled only the outskirts of Severodonetsk.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Zelensky says stalemate “not an option”, America facing "unacceptable" levels of inflation, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 3:53

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said that a “stalemate is not an option” in the war against Russia, and that Ukraine had to reclaim “full control” over its entire territory.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Boris Johnson survives a no-confidence vote, Elon Musk threatens to pull out of his offer to buy Twitter, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 4:07

    Boris Johnson, Britain's prime minister, survived a vote of no-confidence.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Putin's long-range threats; Boris Johnson's no-confidence worries, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 3:46

    Vladimir Putin said if the West supplied Ukraine with longer-range missiles Russia would strike targets it has so far avoided.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ukraine's fight-back in Luhansk; American baby-formula factory's reopening, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 3:47

    Ukraine claims to have recaptured one-fifth of the city of Severodonetsk, even as Russia intensifies its attack with reinforcements.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ukraine probes forced deportations; Inflation in Turkey at 24-year high, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 4:19

    American prosecutors charged Peter Navarro with contempt of Congress for failing to comply with its probe of the Capitol riot  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Russia's fury at the West, Biden expected to call for stricter gun laws, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 4:16

    Russia accused America of “intentionally adding fuel to the fire” by promising to send precision-guided rocket systems to Ukraine as part of a new $700m military aid package.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ukraine prosecutes suspected war criminals, more charges for Navalny, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 3:46

    Ukraine will begin to prosecute 80 suspected Russian war criminals of the 600 it has identified, according to the country's prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    EU to ban most Russian oil, America holds back on arms for Ukraine, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 3:54

    The EU agreed to a partial ban on Russian oil, exempting oil delivered by pipeline in a compromise to satisfy Hungary.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tension in Jerusalem, Zelensky visits the frontline near Kharkiv, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 3:37

    Police in Jerusalem fired stun grenades at Palestinians protesting against the "flag march" of right-wing Jewish nationalists.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Putin urged to negotiate with Volodymyr Zelensky; Texas police criticised over school shooting, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 3:50

    In an 80-minute phone call with Vladimir Putin France's president, Emmanuel Macron, and Germany's chancellor, Olaf Scholz, urged the Russian president to enter “serious direct negotiations” with Volodymyr Zelensky, his Ukrainian counterpart.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Iran seizes two Greek-flagged oil tankers, ABBA returns, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 3:48

    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by Donald Trump attempting to halt the New York attorney-general's probe into alleged fraud at his real-estate business  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Russia shells eastern Ukraine, Republicans punt on gun control, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 3:54

    Russia shells eastern Ukraine, Republicans punt on gun control, and more  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Texas gunman shared plans on Facebook, deteriorating conditions in Sievierodonetsk, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 3:50

    Texas gunman shared plans on Facebook, deteriorating conditions in Sievierodonetsk, and more  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    School massacre in Texas, US Treasury department blocks Russia from paying down debt, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 3:51

    School massacre in Texas, US Treasury department blocks Russia from paying down debt, and more  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Volodymyr Zelensky called for “maximum sanctions” against Russia, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 3:44

    The White House insisted that America's policy on Taiwan “has not changed” after President Joe Biden said that America's armed forces would step in to defend Taiwan if it were attacked by China.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 23rd, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 4:29

    Australia's new PM in Tokyo and no concessions from Ukraine  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 21st, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 5:00

    Fighting intensifies in Donbas “hell” and America approves $40bn for Ukraine  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 19th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 4:23

    Markets plummet and Europe plans to eschew Russian energy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 18th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 4:30

    An unclear fate for Mariupol's defenders and Northern Ireland protocol under threat  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 17th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 4:32

    Azovstal abandoned and North Korea's army mobilised against covid-19  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 16th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 4:23

    Sweden's NATO decision and grim economic data from China  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 14th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 4:28

    Russia to cut off Finland's electricity and Georgian region plans Russia referendum  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 13th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 4:15

    Ukrainian aid stalls in the Senate and Russia reacts to Finland's NATO plans  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 12th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 4:14

    Kherson talks of annexation and the Senate rejects abortion safeguards  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 11th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 4:11

    US warns of prolonged war and shoot-on-sight ordered in Sri Lanka  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Economist Morning Briefing, May 10th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 4:24

    Another bruising day for markets and more American aid for Ukraine  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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