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On International Desk, the 95bFM News Team brings you all the news happening from overseas.

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 13.78 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University.  The election will take place on September 20 after Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau called a snap election in August.

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 14.05 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talked to Victoria University's Professor Robert Ayson on the new Ausuk defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK.  Part of the pact would see Australia acquire its first nuclear-powered submarines to replace its aging fleet with the US and UK sharing technology.

Justin's International Desk: July 29, 2021

Justin's International Desk: July 29, 2021 Justin's International Desk: July 29, 2021, 27.26 MB
Thu 29 Jul 2021

International Desk reports on Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissing the government and dissolved parliament after anti-government protests against Covid-19 handling, economic depression, and poverty.

Mariam Ben Slama is a masters student from the Paris Institute of Political Science.  She spoke to Justin from the city of Sousse.

Justin's International Desk: July 22, 2021

Justin's International Desk: July 22, 2021 Justin's International Desk: July 22, 2021, 23.87 MB
Thu 22 Jul 2021

International Desk reports on Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko being found after going missing from his pre-training camp before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying in a note he wants to work in Japan.

This is not the first time that an Olympian defected during the Games, with more than half of the Hungarian delegation defecting to the West in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.

Justin spoke to Dr. Johanna Mellis of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania to find more.

Justin's International Desk: June 24, 2021

Justin's International Desk: June 24, 2021 Justin's International Desk: June 24, 2021, 18.51 MB
Thu 24 Jun 2021

International Desk reports on Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily closing operations after its chief editor and five media executives were arrested on national security charges.

Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong journalist and a columnist for news website Hong Kong Free Press.  He spoke to Justin Wong.

Justin's International Desk: May 27, 2021

Justin's International Desk: May 27, 2021 Justin's International Desk: May 27, 2021, 28.63 MB
Thu 27 May 2021

International Desk reports on Belarus forcing a Ryanair flight to land in its capital, Minsk, to arrest journalist Roman Protasevich, which led to condemnation from international civil aviation organisations and European governments. 

Barrister and Massey University adjunct lecturer Christopher Griggs talked to Justin Wong how Belarus could have broken international aviation laws and conventions.

Justin's International Desk: May 6, 2021

Justin's International Desk: May 6, 2021 Justin's International Desk: May 6, 2021, 43.67 MB
Thu 6 May 2021

International Desk reports on the developments in Chad after President Idriss Deby was killed and the country is ruled by a military transitional council.  Justin was joined by SOAS University PHD student Moudwe Daga to talk about what caused the conflict and the future for the Central African country.

Justin's International Desk: April 29, 2021

Justin's International Desk: April 29, 2021 Justin's International Desk: April 29, 2021, 40.28 MB
Thu 29 Apr 2021

International Desk reports on the resignation of Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Forster.  Justin is joined by Thomas Copeland, the head of the Scoop news programme at Queen's University Belfast student radio station Queen's Radio, and Conor Knell about its latest developments.

Justin's International Desk: April 15, 2021

Justin's International Desk: April 15, 2021 Justin's International Desk: April 15, 2021, 24.73 MB
Thu 15 Apr 2021

International Desk reports on Japan's decision to release a million tonnes of wastewater from the Daiichi power plant into the sea, with Dr David Krofcheck of the University of Auckland explaining the science behind it.

Justin's International Desk: 4th February 2021

Justin's International Desk: 4th February 2021 Justin's International Desk: 4th February 2021, 18.31 MB
Thu 4 Feb 2021

International Desk reports on the military coup in Myanmar.