I've been fascinated by the outside world since I can remember. Even as a kid, growing up in the UK, I remember being enthralled by pictures on the nightly news from the war in Vietnam. As a teenager I served as a part-time infantry soldier in Britain's Territorial Army. At college I specialized in international relations. I've worked in global news since 1986 when I joined the BBC World Service. I've reported for the BBC from places like Afghanistan and southern Africa. I like working for ‘The World’ because of the satisfaction I get from bringing international news to new audiences.
Conflict & Justice
What’s ISIS trying do, with attacks like the one in Manchester, and what should the media be doing in response?
Israeli intelligence officials have told BuzzFeed News that their "worst fears" are coming true. They are furious with President Donald Trump over his sharing of classified intelligence to the Russians.
President Truman is the only man in history to have ordered a nuclear attack, in Japan at the end of World War II.
The coverage of the firing of James Comey as director of the FBI has been extensive, and in some cases, dramatic. Many people are bandying about terms like autocrat, fascist, demagogue, failed state and of course, constitutional crisis. So, we thought it might be useful to define these terms.
Another election, another hack. So was this a “fail” for Russia’s propaganda agencies?