Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound Kitchen weekly podcast, published every Saturday. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music, so be sure and listen every week. We want to hear from you. We have a phone number you can call to leave us a message, so we can hear your voice. Just call, give your name, your country, and a short message - something like “I love RFI”, because of course you do – and we can put you on-the-air. The number to call is: + 33 1 84 22 95 82. For our DX enthusiast and shortwave listener friends: I am sad to announce we no longer have a shortwave frequency. Maybe, if enough of you write, we can have Paris Live broadcast on shortwave. Send an e-mail to [email protected] if you would like to hear RFI English on shortwave. Be sure … [Read more...] about Do you know who the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates are?
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David Green 23 October 2018 11:26 AM 23 October 2018 11:26 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Would it really be so terrible if there were checks at the Irish Sea instead of at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland? Such checks could be carried out without threatening the constitutional status of Northern Ireland as part of the UK. Some say that there should be no differences between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK but there are already differences of the most fundamental kind. The Belfast Agreement accepts that if the majority of people in Northern Ireland vote to join the republic then the UK government will not stand in their way. There is also a British-Irish Council which gives the Irish Government a role in policy making north of the border. Northern Ireland already has special status and it is only because we in the UK have given it a unique position that additional checks at the border are necessary. When we leave the … [Read more...] about Why Leavers should support a border in the Irish Sea
Top story: ‘Nafta has negative connotations’ Hello, it’s Warren Murray bringing you the news of this moment. Donald Trump has declared he will strike a new trade deal with Mexico while ripping up the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and threatening a trade war with Canada. The president invited reporters into the Oval Office, where in front of them he called his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, by speakerphone in an awkward exchange about the proposed deal. “I like to call this deal the United States-Mexico trade agreement, I think it’s an elegant name,” said Trump. Nafta reduced most trade barriers between the US, Mexico and Canada. But Trump and other critics say it encouraged US companies including car manufacturers to move south of the border for lower wages. Talks to overhaul Nafta have proven contentious, with major disputes centred on car production and Canada’s protection for its dairy farmers. Trump has proposed … [Read more...] about Tuesday briefing: ‘Hello Enrique?’ Trump dials Mexico and hangs up on Nafta
Scotland business Douglas Fraser Business/economy editor, Scotland 25 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-44252435 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Four years on from That Referendum on Scotland, and what's changed? Well, quite a lot, thanks to Brexit, three national elections, a new first … [Read more...] about Rebooting the case for Scottish independence
"My dad's Swedish and we didn't have any contact for our entire lives, then one summer one of my best friends who has a Swedish girlfriend mentioned 'you have a Swedish dad, don't you?'. One thing led to another and I started to look for him, and found him that same night," the Canadian told The Local. Kruse was born in London, but moved to Vancouver when he was a toddler, and between the age of two and 23 the closest he got to seeing his biological father was through some photographs his mother kept. That all changed when curiosity sparked by a friend's comment led him to finding his dad online in 2010, then tracking down a phone number. "When I got his number it took me about 20 minutes to dial. Making that first call was really hard," he recalled. "It was surreal. Knowing it was his number…I naturally had fears, and it was a very emotional moment." The call went well, and the two started speaking regularly. Then the next step came: a trip to Sweden that would prove to be … [Read more...] about ‘My advice to anyone moving to Sweden is to be patient’