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Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
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Unreported World

Unreported World

Unreported World’s reporters travel to some of the most dangerous and neglected parts of the globe offering the viewer an unrivalled insight into the daily reality for those whose lives are rarely glimpsed by the global news machine.
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Nicola Sturgeon extends well wishes to Boris Johnson

Nicola Sturgeon extends well wishes to Boris Johnson

Nicola Sturgeon extends well wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson
2mins
ITN
U.S. Oil Services Industry Will Be 'Crushed' Without Cuts, Parsley CEO Says

U.S. Oil Services Industry Will Be 'Crushed' Without Cuts, Parsley CEO Says

Parsley Energy Inc. is willing to cut production 20% if others in the oil services industry cut output too, Chief Executive Officer Matt Gallagher says in an interview with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
5mins
Bloomberg
David Cameron: Boris is 'tough, resilient and fit'

David Cameron: Boris is 'tough, resilient and fit'

David Cameron: PM hospitalisation "very worrying news"
1min
ITN
Fed Can and Should Take More Risk Than It Did During '08 Crisis, Tarullo Says

Fed Can and Should Take More Risk Than It Did During '08 Crisis, Tarullo Says

Former Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo says the Fed should take on more risk amid the coronavirus pandemic than it did during the financial crisis of 2008.
1min
Bloomberg
Schwarzman on $15M Donation to New York, Economic Fallout From Virus

Schwarzman on $15M Donation to New York, Economic Fallout From Virus

Blackstone Group Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman discusses the firm's $15 million donation to New York first responders and the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
11mins
Bloomberg
Bargain Hunters Eye Distressed Real Estate Assets

Bargain Hunters Eye Distressed Real Estate Assets

Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic are skipping home-loan payments, and the trusts that own the mortgages are feeling the pain. Opportunistic funds have noticed.
2mins
Bloomberg
Ed Davey: Coronavirus "doesn't discriminate"

Ed Davey: Coronavirus "doesn't discriminate"

Acting Co-Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey talks about PM
2mins
ITN
Schwarzman Sees Virus Pandemic Causing $5 Trillion Hit to U.S. Economy

Schwarzman Sees Virus Pandemic Causing $5 Trillion Hit to U.S. Economy

Blackstone Group Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman says the coronavirus pandemic will cause a huge disruption to the U.S. economy but it will be temporary because of the federal government's recent stimulus efforts.
3mins
Bloomberg
U.K. PM Boris Johnson Taken to ICU

U.K. PM Boris Johnson Taken to ICU

Tina Fordham, Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy at Avonhurst, discusses the future of the U.K. as Boris Johnson's coronavirus symptoms worsen
9mins
Bloomberg
Johns Hopkins Rebucci on Unprecedented Decline in Emerging Markets

Johns Hopkins Rebucci on Unprecedented Decline in Emerging Markets

Alessandro Rebucci, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School Associate Professor of Finance & Economics, discusses the coronavirus will create an unprecedented economic decline in emerging markets.
3mins
Bloomberg
EM Facing 'Extreme Strain' as Virus Intensifies: Johns Hopkins' Rebucci

EM Facing 'Extreme Strain' as Virus Intensifies: Johns Hopkins' Rebucci

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Alessandro Rebucci examines the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on emerging markets, the global mortgage market, and Italian debt. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveill...
3mins
Bloomberg
Pelosi Targets $1 Trillion or More for Next Round of Stimulus

Pelosi Targets $1 Trillion or More for Next Round of Stimulus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on a private conference call on Monday that the next round of stimulus from Congress aimed at the coronavirus pandemic will be at least another $1 trillion.
1min
Bloomberg
GVs St Thomas'

GVs St Thomas'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care
2mins
ITN
Second Quarter Data to Be 'Not So Dissimilar' to Great Depression: King

Second Quarter Data to Be 'Not So Dissimilar' to Great Depression: King

"Economic forecasting is incredibly hazardous at this stage," says Stephen King, senior economic adviser at HSBC, as he assesses the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.
3mins
Bloomberg
Dollar May Suffer as Risk Sentiment Improves: Credit Agricole's Marinov

Dollar May Suffer as Risk Sentiment Improves: Credit Agricole's Marinov

"The safe haven appeal of the dollar is fading," says Valentine Marinov, head of G10 FX research and strategy at Credit Agricole.
3mins
Bloomberg
Chris Whitty visits Downing Street after self-isolation

Chris Whitty visits Downing Street after self-isolation

Chris Whitty returns to work after a self-isolation for coronavirus.
1min
ITN
Duisport's CEO: Optimistic Cargo Shipments Will Be Good This Month

Duisport's CEO: Optimistic Cargo Shipments Will Be Good This Month

Erich Staake, chief executive officer at Duisport Group, discusses the impact of coronavirus on trade, shipping routes and supply chains and automation in the industry.
4mins
Bloomberg
Starmer: Labour will "act constructively" with government

Starmer: Labour will "act constructively" with government

Keir Starmer: Labour will "act constructively" with government.
3mins
ITN
Raab arrives for first day standing in for PM

Raab arrives for first day standing in for PM

Dominic Raab arrives for first day standing in for PM.
1min
ITN
IMF to Double Emergency Funding to Help Poorer Countries

IMF to Double Emergency Funding to Help Poorer Countries

International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva discusses plans to double emergency funding to help poorer nations combat the coronavirus pandemic. She spoke during a World Health Organization briefing on March 3.
3mins
Bloomberg
Accor Plans to Rehire All Staff, Reopen Hotels After Virus

Accor Plans to Rehire All Staff, Reopen Hotels After Virus

Accor SA Chief Executive Officer Sebastien Bazin says he's fighting to make sure the hotel group's operations are in shape when the rebound happens following the coronavirus pandemic. Accor has laid off 220,000 employees around the world due to th...
8mins
Bloomberg
Raab Deputizes as U.K. Struggles to Get a Grip on Virus

Raab Deputizes as U.K. Struggles to Get a Grip on Virus

U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is deputizing for Boris Johnson, who remains in intensive care while his government struggles to get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic. The 55-year-old prime minister was taken to hospital on Sunday for tests a...
5mins
Bloomberg
Extending Lockdown in Philippines Is Right Move: International Container Terminal Services

Extending Lockdown in Philippines Is Right Move: International Container Terminal Services

Enrique Razon, chairman at International Container Terminal Services, discusses how the lockdown in the Philippines from coronavirus stalled container ship movement and the new measures to decongest the ports.
7mins
Bloomberg
Trump: Had a Wonderful, Warm Conversation With Joe Biden

Trump: Had a Wonderful, Warm Conversation With Joe Biden

President Donald Trump discusses his call with former Vice President Joe Biden about the coronavirus pandemic. He spoke at a briefing at the White House.
1min
Bloomberg
Trump Disputes Report on Hospital Shortages

Trump Disputes Report on Hospital Shortages

President Donald Trump disputed a U.S. government watchdog's findings that hospitals are suffering widespread shortages of coronavirus test kits and protective gear. He speak at a briefing in the White House.
1min
Bloomberg
China Reports No New Deaths From Coronavirus

China Reports No New Deaths From Coronavirus

China has reported no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since the pandemic began. That adds to signs that the crisis could be easing in certain areas with Italy, France, Spain and Germany reporting lower numbers of new cases while dea...
4mins
Bloomberg
Singapore Trying to Crash Down Transmission of Virus, Education Minister

Singapore Trying to Crash Down Transmission of Virus, Education Minister

Singapore Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung discusses Singapore's new measures to combat coronavirus and its impact on the economy.
9mins
Bloomberg
U.S. Mask Export Ban Faces Backlash

U.S. Mask Export Ban Faces Backlash

President Donald Trump's move to restrict exports of face masks and other protective equipment is drawing a backlash from across the world. White House Adviser Peter Navarro says that the administration is using powers under the Korean War-era def...
2mins
Bloomberg
BeiGene CEO on Coronavirus Impact, China Biopharma, Product Pipeline

BeiGene CEO on Coronavirus Impact, China Biopharma, Product Pipeline

John Oyler, chairman and chief executive officer at BeiGene Ltd., discusses how coronavirus has impacted the business and his outlook for China's Biopharma sector.
8mins
Bloomberg
Virus Is Trending Bad in Japan, Says Temple University's Kingston

Virus Is Trending Bad in Japan, Says Temple University's Kingston

Jeff Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University, discusses Japan's emergency declaration and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus measures.
3mins
Bloomberg
Samsung First Quarter Profit Beats Estimates

Samsung First Quarter Profit Beats Estimates

Samsung reported better than expected profits in the first quarter as Covid-19 boosted chip orders from data centers helping connect millions of people stuck at home globally.
3mins
Bloomberg
Abe to Declare Japan Emergency

Abe to Declare Japan Emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he's ready to declare a state of emergency in seven prefectures across the country. He also announced a massive stimulus package as the nation braces for a surge in coronavirus cases.
3mins
Bloomberg
Amazon Tries to Keep Up With Demand, Fight Off Organized Labor

Amazon Tries to Keep Up With Demand, Fight Off Organized Labor

Amazon.com Inc. has played an important role in bringing groceries and other supplies to people's doorsteps during the global pandemic. But it's not just battling Covid-19 and the myriad logistical complexities the virus has introduced. As last we...
4mins
Bloomberg
U.K. Prime Minister Johnson Being Treated in Intensive Care for Virus

U.K. Prime Minister Johnson Being Treated in Intensive Care for Virus

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken into the hospital intensive care unit because his coronavirus symptoms have worsened. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is now deputizing for the U.K. prime minister.
1min
Bloomberg
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson in ‘safe hands’ in intensive care

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson in ‘safe hands’ in intensive care

Dominic Raab says the PM is in 'safe hands' in ICU at St Thomas' Hospital.
1min
ITN
Oil Storage Facilities Start Filling Up in U.S., Prices Fall

Oil Storage Facilities Start Filling Up in U.S., Prices Fall

Oil fell on signals that a glut is growing at America's key oil storage hub, offsetting earlier support from signs that Saudi Arabia and Russia are making progress toward a supply-curb agreement.
4mins
Bloomberg
'Administrative' Offenders Shouldn't Be Jailed Amidst Pandemic: Johns Hopkins

'Administrative' Offenders Shouldn't Be Jailed Amidst Pandemic: Johns Hopkins

Dr. Chris Beyrer, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses the reasoning behind the release of prisoners held in U.S. jails amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. He speaks with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn on...
6mins
Bloomberg
Queen Elizabeth II Urges U.K. To Show Strength During Virus Pandemic

Queen Elizabeth II Urges U.K. To Show Strength During Virus Pandemic

Queen Elizabeth II urged Britons to adopt the same discipline and resolve that the U.K. showed during World War II as she sought to comfort the public during the fight against coronavirus. In a rare televised address Sunday, the 93 year-old monarc...
2mins
Bloomberg
Virus Crisis an Opportunity For 'Human' Investors Over AI, Says Kraus

Virus Crisis an Opportunity For 'Human' Investors Over AI, Says Kraus

Peter Kraus, chairman and chief executive officer of Aperture Investors, discusses the impact of the coronavirus crisis on corporate earnings and investment strategy with Bloomberg's Sonali Basak on "Bloomberg Markets."
3mins
Bloomberg
WHO Says It's a Mistake to Lift Shutdowns Completely

WHO Says It's a Mistake to Lift Shutdowns Completely

Dr. Michael Ryan of the WHO warns countries of lifting virus shutdowns too quickly. He says shutdowns should be lifted in a step-by-step approach. He spoke at a press conference in Geneva.
4mins
Bloomberg
WHO May Accelerate Vaccine Research This Week

WHO May Accelerate Vaccine Research This Week

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the group may announce plans this week to accelerate the research, development, and production of coronavirus vaccines. The group will also design mechanisms to make sure vaccines are distribute...
2mins
Bloomberg
'Scared' NHS staff speak abour their 'duty' to care

'Scared' NHS staff speak abour their 'duty' to care

'Scared' NHS staff speak abour their 'duty' to care
1min
ITN
'Scared' NHS staff speak abour their 'duty' to care

'Scared' NHS staff speak abour their 'duty' to care

'Scared' NHS staff speak abour their 'duty' to care
1min
ITN
WHO Says Masks Alone Can't Stop the Coronavirus Pandemic

WHO Says Masks Alone Can't Stop the Coronavirus Pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says medical masks alone can't stop the coronavirus. The WHO says the masks are in short supply and shortages are putting some health workers in real danger. He spoke at a press conference in Geneva.
3mins
Bloomberg
Emotional patient praises NHS staff for getting them through

Emotional patient praises NHS staff for getting them through

Emotional patient praises NHS staff for getting them through
1min
ITN
Cuomo Says 'Now Is Not the Time to Slack Off' on Social Distancing

Cuomo Says 'Now Is Not the Time to Slack Off' on Social Distancing

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he sees "hopeful news" in the coronavirus data but it is dependent on Americans continuing to practice social distancing.
2mins
Bloomberg
Lady Gaga Announces New Relief Concert "One World at Home"

Lady Gaga Announces New Relief Concert "One World at Home"

Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. "One World: Together At Home," ...
4mins
Bloomberg
Government expanding capacity as deaths reach 5k

Government expanding capacity as deaths reach 5k

Government expanding capacity as deaths reach 5k
3mins
ITN