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G7 leaders have been meeting in Germany to discuss a range of issues from inflation to securing energy supplies amid the war in Ukraine – and to display a sense of unity. But with a resurfaced international division between East and West, has the G7 lost its power? On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, senior diplomat and national security adviser to David Cameron, Sir Peter Ricketts shares some behind-the-scenes insight in why there is no real replacement for face-to-face diplomacy. Plus, our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn, in Bavaria, explains the issues leaders at this week’s summit are discussing. Producer: Soila Apparicio Editor: Philly Beaumont
Trade and the future of the organisation were among key topics as Rwanda hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting last week, several months after Barbados removed the Queen as head of state and recent controversies surrounding William and Kate’s royal Caribbean tour. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson dissects the debate with Yolande Makolo, Rwanda Government spokesperson; Philip Murphy, professor of British and Commonwealth history at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study; Professor Rosalea Hamilton, civil rights campaigner based in Kingston and Lord David Howell, former Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce Interviews producer - Madeleine DrurySocial producer - Casey MagloireEditor - Philly Beaumont
Boris Johnson’s reputation as an election winner has come to an end with a double by-election loss and the resignation of Oliver Dowden as party chairman. In Tiverton and Honiton, the Conservatives saw a majority of 24,000 evaporate as the Liberal Democrats triumphed. In Wakefield, the “red wall” constituency won by the Conservatives in 2019 was taken back by Labour. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by deputy political editor Sam Coates in Tiverton, chief political correspondent Jon Craig in Wakefield and political correspondent Tamara Cohen in Westminster. Producer: Soila Apparicio Editor: Philly Beaumont
Rising inflation and the squeeze on the cost of living is leading to calls for pay rises across the public sector, but is it realistic? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson sits down with our economics and data editor Ed Conway to discuss the arguments for and against an inflation-matching pay rise. Editors - Philly Beaumont Podcast producers - Rosie Gillott Junior podcast producer – Casey Magloire Interviews producer – Madeleine Drury
Four years of failed rains in the Horn of Africa have led to the worst drought in four decades. Coupled with Russia's war in Ukraine which is pushing up the prices of grain and fuel to unprecedented levels, we’re exploring if a humanitarian disaster is on the horizon. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn, who’s been in Somaliland, and Sir Mark Lowcock, former UN under-secretary general for Humanitarian Affairs, about the crisis and what can be done to help. Producer: Soila Apparicio Digital producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Casey Magloire Editor: Philly Beaumont
More than 40,000 members of the RMT union, which represents rail workers, are striking over pay and redundancies, bringing much of the country's railway system to a halt. The union has promised more walkouts throughout the summer if the dispute isn't resolved. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson speaks to an RMT representative, Conservative chair of the transport committee Huw Merriman, and A-level students who’re struggling to get to their exams. Editor - Philly Beaumont Podcast producers - Rosie Gillott & Emma-Rae Woodhouse
70 UK companies are testing out a four-day week for their employees. Workers get 100% of their previous pay but work 80% of the hours. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Vanessa Baffoe spoke to Joe Ryle, from the 4 Day Week campaign and two people taking part in the trial, plus asks an economist about the impact it could have on the country. Editor - Philly Beaumont Producer - Rosie Gillott Interviews producer – Rosie Jarvis
Against the backdrop of fierce fighting in the east and a growing feeling that international interest in Ukraine's plight is now waning, Seva experiences a surreal dining experience in a Kyiv now flip-flopping between conflict and a strange kind of normal.Meanwhile, Oksana hears from two friends who fled to Canada and Belgium respectively, about the challenges of starting again in a new country.And an unexpected parcel from Poland stirs up old feelings for Ilyas.BACKGROUND-Oksana, 34, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s determined to stay.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. Right now his wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of June 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on various projects.Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.Week 13 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.CREDITS-Series Producer - Rob MulhernProduction Support/Editing - Paul StanworthUkraine War Diaries returns in July.
The Bank of England has raised its base rate of interest from 1% to 1.25% as it tries to get a grip on soaring inflation. It's the fifth time in a row that the Bank has raised rates which means they are now at their highest since 2009. So, what will it mean for renters and homeowners? On the Sky News Daily, Vanessa Baffoe speaks to Dr Miatta Fahnbulleh, chief executive of the New Economics Foundation, and Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills estate agents. She also talks to Siobhan Maher, who is trying to get on to the property ladder. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Madeleine Drury Editor: Philly Beaumont
COVID cases are rising in some parts of the UK for the first time in two months, but the health secretary, Sajid Javid, has declared the country is now ‘properly post-pandemic'. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Leah Boleto speaks to Sky’s science and technology editor, Tom Clarke, and virologist Dr Stephen Griffin about the impact a new wave could have on our plans for living with COVID. Producer - Rosie Gillott Editor - Paul Stanworth Interviews producer – Madeleine Drury
The first flight due to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda was cancelled at the last minute after an intervention by the European Court of Human Rights. Up to seven people had been due to go to the east African country. The government said it would "not be deterred" in continuing with its plans and questioned why the European judges had got involved after unsuccessful legal challenges in the UK. Campaigners say nobody should be forced on a plane until the High Court examines the policy in detail next month. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Kamali Melbourne and political correspondent Mhari Aurora look at the future for the policy and what this could mean for the UK's relationship with the European Court of Human Rights. Plus, government reaction from Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey who says the Home Office is planning for the next flight.Producer: Soila Apparicio Editor: Paul Stanworth
It’s an issue that’s divided the United States for nearly 50 years, but as Roe v Wade is expected to be overturned, the Sky News Daily is exploring both sides of the highly-charged abortion debate. In the second of two episodes, Sky’s US correspondent Martha Kelner meets an evangelical pastor and his family in Wisconsin, who’ve been campaigning against abortion for years, and speaks to Jess Meeth from Democrats for Life about their plans to offer women alternatives to termination. Editor - Philly Beaumont Podcast producer - Rosie Gillott
It’s an issue that’s divided the States for nearly 50 years, but as Roe v Wade is expected to be overturned, the Sky News Daily is exploring both sides of the highly charged abortion debate. In the first of two episodes, Sky’s US correspondent Martha Kelner speaks to two women who have very personal reasons for wanting to protect the right to abortion in in Missouri, and to State Senator Liz Krueger, who has introduced bills to protect doctors who deliver abortions in New York. Editor - Philly Beaumont Podcast producers - Rosie Gillott Producer – Sarah Gough & Emily Upton Junior podcast producer – Casey Magloire
In Kyiv, Oksana finds a bittersweet escape from the war.In Poland, Ilyas’ wife, Natalia speaks for the first time about her experiences as a refugee in Poland and efforts to try and make a functional life for her and her children, alone.Meanwhile Ilyas, writes something of a love letter to his wife Natalia and the two sons he still cannot see.BACKGROUND-Oksana, 34, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s determined to stay.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. Right now his wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of June 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on specialist projects.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.Week 12 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note and first published on the Ukraine War Diaries podcast feed. To follow this series when it broadcasts, on weekdays, subscribe to Ukraine War Diaries wherever you get your podcasts.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.CREDITS-Series Producer - Rob MulhernProduction Support/Editing - Paul Stanworth
Our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay and his producer Dominque Van Heerden arrived back in Ukraine earlier this month for the first time since they were ambushed and he was shot in early March. On the Sky News Daily podcast they speak to Dominic Waghorn about the people they have met, how much the country has changed since then, and what it was like for them personally to return to the country where Stuart was very nearly killed. Senior podcast producer – Annie Joyce Archive – Simon Windsor Editor – Philly Beaumont
Drivers faced another record high at the pumps this week as a litre of petrol cost on average more than £1.78, with diesel not far behind at around £1.85 typically. But what is behind rising costs? And could more be done to put the brakes on rocketing prices? On the Sky News Daily podcast, Vanessa Baffoe speaks to Candice Mason about the impact it’s having on her small family-run business Masons Minibus & Coach Hire in Hertfordshire, plus, we explore what’s going on with our business correspondent Paul Kelso and transport analyst Chris Cheek. Daily podcast team: Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce Digital promotion producer - Casey Magloire Interviews producer – Alys Bowen Archive - Simon Windsor Editor - Philly Beaumont
Queues and chaos at airports have holidaymakers concerned that there will be more disruptions in the coming weeks. Staff shortages and early passenger arrivals have been blamed for the delays, but will the problems at airports be resolved in time to save the summer holiday? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Vanessa Baffoe, our Midlands correspondent Becky Johnson shares the experiences of passengers stuck on-the-ground. Dublin Airport’s Graeme McQueen details why issues with staff shortages remain, and Simon Calder, the Independent’s Travel correspondent explores what airports and airlines can do to resolve current problems. Producer: Soila Apparicio Junior producer: Casey Magloire Interviews producer: Alys Bowen Editor: Philly Beaumont
Boris Johnson has narrowly survived a vote of confidence among Conservative MPs despite a substantial rebellion. Some 211 members of parliament voted for him, with 148 against. That's a bigger rebellion than the one suffered by Theresa May. So, what does it mean for the prime minister? On the Sky News Daily podcast, political correspondent Rob Powell talks to deputy political editor Sam Coates and political correspondent Ali Fortescue about the fall out Daily podcast team: Editors - Philly Beaumont Podcast producers - Rosie Gillott
Australia has one of the worst records in the world when it comes to climate change. Bushfires, scorching heatwaves, and the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef are testament to the country’s lack of climate change policy. But that could all be about to change with a new Labor administration elected that promises to end the climate wars. On the Sky News Daily Podcast, Leah Boleto is joined by Clare Armstrong, national political reporter for The Australian Daily Telegraph, Richie Merzian, climate and energy head at the Australia Institute think-tank, and Stephen McDonald, volunteer firefighter in Victoria and chief development officer with Earthwatch Australia. Editor: Philly Beaumont Producers: Emma-Rae Woodhouse & Rosie Gillott Guest Producer: Alys Bowen
Ilyas seeks an escape from the war.Seva readies himself for a long and protracted conflict.And Oksana explains the Queen's popularity in Ukraine.BACKGROUND-Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. Right now his wife and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of May 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on specialist projects.Oksana, 34, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s determined to stay.Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.Week 11 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note and first published on the Ukraine War Diaries podcast feed. To follow this series when it broadcasts, on weekdays, subscribe to Ukraine War Diaries wherever you get your podcasts.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.CREDITS-Series Producer - Rob MulhernProduction Support/Editing - Paul Stanworth
Comments (4)

BillyBlazko

This guy Kurt is unbelievably dumb. "I understand the fear that a no-fly zone could lead to WWIII but Putin won't do anything because he doesn't want WWIII either. And we need to make a statement to Putin telling him that the use of any weapons of mass destruction is unacceptable."

Mar 16th
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Robert Mol

These abortion pills aren't safe at all. They are deadly dangerous for the defenseless and voiceless little baby!

Feb 19th
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William Joseph

that chef ruined the podcast.... captain obvious. and referred to himself in third person....worse than when you have rappers on

May 12th
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Alireza Fatthii

Good news

Feb 13th
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