The Newsmakers

England’s ‘Freedom Day’ | Tokyo Olympics Set Amidst State of Emergency

July 19th is being called Freedom Day in England as the country becomes the first in the world to lift all Coronavirus restrictions. It will be up to individuals to determine how to best continue protecting themselves and others. Almost 70% of the population is fully vaccinated, but positive COVID cases are almost doubling every week. Is Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan premature? Also, The Tokyo Olympic Games begins this Friday despite the host city’s continuing state of emergency due to rising Coronavirus infections. Almost half a million people signed a petition to cancel the Olympics. But with the Japanese economy taking a brutal hit during the pandemic and more than 15 billion dollars invested, the government is desperate to get back on track. Guests: Anthony Grayling Philosopher and Author Paul Hunter Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia Andrew Lee Reader of Public Health at Sheffield University Seijiro Takeshita International Business Management Professor at Shizuoka University

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

German Elections: SPD Claims Narrow Win Over Merkel's Party

German Elections: SPD Claims Narrow Win Over Merkel's Party

Vaccine Inequality Prolongs COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccine Inequality Prolongs COVID-19 Pandemic

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Famine Pushes Millions to the Brink

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Famine Pushes Millions to the Brink

The US and China: A New Cold War?

The US and China: A New Cold War?

World Leaders Gather in New York for the UN General Assembly

World Leaders Gather in New York for the UN General Assembly

AUKUS Alliance: Will It Create More Conflict Than Connections?

AUKUS Alliance: Will It Create More Conflict Than Connections?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

US, UK, Australia Announce New Security Pact to Counter China

US, UK, Australia Announce New Security Pact to Counter China

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

Lebanon: Can New Government Tackle Economic Collapse?

Lebanon: Can New Government Tackle Economic Collapse?

Iran Agrees to Let International Observers Monitor Its Nuclear Facilities

Iran Agrees to Let International Observers Monitor Its Nuclear Facilities

20 Years Since Sept 11 Attacks and US Foreign Policy

20 Years Since Sept 11 Attacks and US Foreign Policy

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