The Heat

October 4, 2019

The Heat: China’s 70th Anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping joined thousands in Tiananmen Square for a massive celebration. It included a large military parade with 15,000 personnel taking part. On display were some of China’s new and advanced weapons including the Dongfeng-41 nuclear missile.

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October 2, 2019

The Heat: Hungary nationalism and mass urbanization

The challenges of mass urbanization. As more people are moving to cities, we will take a look on what a key UN agency is doing to prepare authorities to manage the increasing burden. Also, why Hungary decided not to join the European plan to curb carbon emissions?

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September 19, 2019

The Heat: Syria summit

Turkey hosts Russia and Iran to discuss the Syrian crisis. What’s the path forward to end the eight-year-long civil war?

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September 11, 2019

The Heat: Colombia’s fragile peace

A call to arms. Three years after negotiating a landmark peace accord, a former rebel commander announces a new war in Colombia. Is the country’s fragile peace deal at risk of unraveling?

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September 5, 2019

The Heat: Iran nuclear deal

Iran further cuts its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers while the United States slaps more sanctions against the country. Can the agreement be saved?

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September 3, 2019

The Heat: UK political crisis

A defiant Boris Johnson faces off against rebellious British lawmakers seeking to prevent the U.K. from leaving the European Union without a deal.

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August 23, 2019

The Heat: Italy’s political crisis

The Italian president has a key role in determining where the crisis goes from here. He has given parties a few more days to try and put together a new government. If that fails, Italy will likely face new elections.

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August 22, 2019

The Heat: Global economic slowdown

Poor economic reports from China and Germany, along with the ongoing U.S.-China trade war have rattled global markets. But, is it a sign of an impending global recession?

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August 21, 2019

The Heat: Afghanistan peace process

The U.S. and Taliban back at the negotiating table for a ninth round of talks. Can the two sides achieve a diplomatic breakthrough or does peace in Afghanistan remain an illusion?

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August 20, 2019

The Heat: Venezuela impasse

New economic sanctions imposed by the United States against Venezuela derail talks between the government of Nicolas Maduro and the opposition. What’s the path forward for Caracas?

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August 16, 2019

The Heat: US-China trade war

China says it will reciprocate with countermeasures against the United States if Washington moves forward with more tariffs in the trade war with Beijing.

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August 13, 2019

The Heat: Opioid crisis

As the United States still struggles to fight opioid addiction, we will take a look on how the pills are also being abused in other countries.

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August 12, 2019

The Heat: Yemen crisis

Yemeni separatists take control of the strategic city of Aden, just weeks after the UAE says it’s pulling its forces out of the country.

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