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'

Poroshenko’s Return: Will Ukraine’s Internal Divide Compromise National Unity?

Poroshenko’s Return: Will Ukraine’s Internal Divide Compromise National Unity?

New US Envoy Heads to the Horn of Africa

New US Envoy Heads to the Horn of Africa

Is Anwar Raslan Verdict a Step Towards Justice for Syrians?

Is Anwar Raslan Verdict a Step Towards Justice for Syrians?

Calm After the Storm: What's Next for Kazakhstan?

Calm After the Storm: What's Next for Kazakhstan?

Russia-Ukraine Tensions: Can Diplomacy De-escalate the Situation?

Russia-Ukraine Tensions: Can Diplomacy De-escalate the Situation?

20 Years On: What Will It Take to Close Guantanamo Bay?

20 Years On: What Will It Take to Close Guantanamo Bay?

France's EU Presidency: Will Macron's Domestic Objectives Shape His EU Agenda?

France's EU Presidency: Will Macron's Domestic Objectives Shape His EU Agenda?

Capitol Riot: How Divided is the US One Year After Jan 6 Siege?

Capitol Riot: How Divided is the US One Year After Jan 6 Siege?

Kazakhstan Unrest: Could Fallout Over Eurasia’s Soaring Fuel Prices Spread?

Kazakhstan Unrest: Could Fallout Over Eurasia’s Soaring Fuel Prices Spread?

Political Turmoil in Sudan: Nationwide Protests Push PM Hamdok to Resign

Political Turmoil in Sudan: Nationwide Protests Push PM Hamdok to Resign

2021 in Review: Coups, Conflict and COVID

2021 in Review: Coups, Conflict and COVID

COVID Cases Hit Record Levels Across the Globe

COVID Cases Hit Record Levels Across the Globe

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