INDIA LOCKDOWN: 1.3 billion ordered to stay home. . .Crushing poverty, lack of hospital beds likely will lead to catastrophe. . .As U.S. & Europe’s deaths surge, India is on the brink? Hear from VTA’s Indian voices.
1 WEEK AHEAD: Italy deaths surge in Lombardy. . .Spain readies for first wave. . .U.S. likely 1 week away and watching Europe for best practices. Hear from VTA’s voices in Italy & Spain and learn how they are navigating coronavirus crisis.
EUROPE’S WUHAN: Europe now epicenter of pandemic. . .Lockdowns now in Spain, Italy. . .Severe restrictions across Europe. . .Trump bans US flights. . .Hear from VTA’s voices in Spain, France.
ITALY IS CHINA: 10 million Italians quarantined. . .Lockdown in Lombardy. . .Financial capital paralyzed. . .Jail, fines for violators. Hear from VTA’s Italian voices.
VIRAL: Coronavirus goes viral. . .”Talk” of the globe. . .Economy buckling. . .Hear how different continents are handling it from our voices in Europe, Asia, N America.
TALIB ARE WINNING: U.S. & Afghans claim a peace deal is close. . .The Taliban are silent. . .VTA’s voice from Pakistan says the Taliban will dictate terms of any deal because they are winning on the battlefield.
RACISM PANDEMIC? Has coronavirus unleashed racism against the Chinese? Chinese state-sponsored media says so. VTA special report.
TRAVEL BAN: Trump blocks visitors from China. . .U.S. airlines stop flights. . .Quarantine mandatory. . .Will Trump’s plan work? VTA special report.
VIRUS: China locks down major city due to deadly coronavirus. . .New case in California. . .Sports cancel, business conferences cancel. . .Chinese government claims “transparency”. VTA special report.
HARD MEGXIT: Queen orders clean brake for Harry & Meghan. . .U.S. market poised to leverage ex-royals. VTA special report.
‘DEATH TO LIARS’: Iranians turn against Khamanei, government. . .Botched PR after deadly jet fiasco ignites street protests. . .Trump tweets in Farsi. . .Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
TRUMP KILLS SOLEIMANI: #2 in Iran assassinated. . .Middle East stunned. . .Iran promises “eye-for-an-eye”. . .Trump warns of retaliation. VTA special report. Hear from voices in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel.
IT: Russia/China get UN cover to better control the internet. . .US/Euros warn. . .What does “less” internet” look like? VTA special report.
IMPEACH: Global reaction to Trump’s impeachment. VTA special report.
LANDSLIDE: Boris wins big. . .Brexit set for January. . .Are UK elections an indicator for US? VTA special report.
THE SAUDI PROBLEM: Terrorists from The Kingdom again infiltrate the U.S.. . .Welcomed inside U.S. naval base. . .Trump shields Saudi government. VTA special report.
“REHABILITATED”: Terror strikes London again. . .Convicted torrorist let out of jail early. . .Attended “rehab” program for criminals before killing 2. Hear from VTA’s voices in UK & former radicalized terrorist.
IRAQ PROTESTS: Violence intensifies. . .Over 300 dead. . .Is it just Iraqis fed up with government, or are foreign countries attempting to destabilize? Hear from VTA’s voices in Middle East.
BRELECTION: Boris gambles on general elections. . .5 weeks until vote. . .Brexit referendum 2.0. . .Trump weighs in. . .How does this impact Brexit? Hear from VTA’s Brit voices.
DEAD: ISIS leader killed during US military strike. . .What impact does it have on ISIS?. . .How will ISIS respond? VTA special report.
BREXIT BLOCK: Parliament stalls BoJo’s attempt to exit. . .Will It Ever End? Hear from VTA’s British voices.
EXIT TURKEY: Trump pulls troops. . .Kurds: ‘back-stabbed’. . .Erdogan sends in the troops. . .Trump’s allies & enemies criticize, predict resurgence of ISIS. Hear from VTA’s Syrian, Turkish voices.
INSIDE THE WIRE: Police employee slaughters officers in Paris police station. . .Terror links. . .Red flags for years. . .How can an insider attack like this happen? VTA special report.
THE UKRAINE CALL: Impeachment proceedings begin after details released of Trump & Zelensky call. . .Smoking gun or ‘swamp’ politics? Hear from VTA’s Ukrainian voices.
‘ACT OF WAR’: Pentagon sends additional troops to Saudi Arabia. . .Pompeo visits Kingdom. . .Saudis again threaten response. Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
TIPPING POINT?: Saudi oil struck by drones. . .Iran-backed Houthis take credit. . .Oil prices jolted. . .Saudis promise to respond. Hear from VTA’s Iranian, Yemeni voices.
YOU’RE FIRED!: Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban. . .Claims Taliban were set to travel to D.C.. . .Art of The Deal or the extension of America’s Longest War? Hear from VTA’s voices in Af-Pak.
BOJO BLOCK: UK PM suspends parliament in attempt to exit. . .Opponents claim ‘coup’. . .Is Brexit finally happening? Hear from VTA’s British voices.
G7: Trump Meets With Leaders Of Richest Nations. . .Brexit Battle. . .BoJo Could Use Trump As Life Line. . .Iran Deal Used As Leverage? Hear From VTA’s Euro Voices.
PEACE? Trump pushes to end America’s longest war. . .Taliban poised to “win”. . .What would a peace deal look like? What would US legacy be? Hear from VTA’s voices in Afghanistan & Pakistan.
GAME ON: Trump invites Zarif to White House. . .Zarif rejects. . .Iran warns of N Korea scenario. . .Can Trump bring Iran to the table? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
SAME AS THE OLD BOSS? UK elects Boris Johnson as PM. . .Promises to deliver Brexit. . .What can Boris accomplish that May could not? Hear from VTA’s British voices.
PAYBACK: Iran seizes UK tanker. . .UK says tit-for-tat, demands release. . .Zarif travels to NYC and opens door to talks with US. Hear from VTA’s Iranian and British voices.
ICE: Trump orders raids on 10 cities. . .Is it smart to telegraph the raids? Will it deter illegal immigration? Hear from VTA’s Mexican voices.
ENRICH: Iran increases uranium production past ‘red line’. . .Obama deal officially scuttled. . .Iran still hoping Europe saves them from Trump. VTA special report.
DMZ MEET: Trump invites Kim to shake hands. . .Is N Korea any closer to denuclearization? VTA special report.
CALL OF THE WAR: Trump reverses orders for a strike on Iran. . .Strategy or truth? What would a military strike mean to Iran? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
TANKER WARS: US blames Iran, Iran denies. . .6 tankers attacked in last month. . .Who is responsible? How will it impact the US-Iran political crisis? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
DEAL OR FAKE DEAL?: Trump & Mexico avoid tariff war. . .Mexico to send National Guard to border. . .Dems, Mexican pols claim deal points made months ago. Did Trump blink? Will the deal thwart immigrants? VTA special report.
BORDER WAR: Immigration crisis now a trade war. . .Will Trump’s plan work? Hear from VTA’s Mexican voices.
CHINA PRESSURE: Trump visits Japan. . .More pressure on China trade wars. . .How will China respond? VTA special report.
GATHERING STORM: Trump & Iran exchange war talk. . .US Navy speeds to Persian Gulf. . .Trump wants to talk. . .Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
GAZA STRIKES: Israel & Hamas fire rockets. . .Killed and wounded on both sides. . .Bibi promises “massive response”. . .Iran blamed. Hear from VTA’s Israeli voices.
ISIS REINVENTED: Sri Lanka massacre the work of ISIS. . .Post-Syria statement. . .How will ISIS project itself now that caliphate is destroyed?. . .And how will U.S. and allies combat? VTA special report.
‘NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION’: Mueller Report released. . .How will Trump’s “victory” impact his foreign policy? VTA special report.
WIKI-ARREST: UK gets Assange. . .Pulled from Ecuador embassy. . .Charged in US but may be extradited to Sweden. . .Why now? VTA special report.
‘MAXIMUM PRESSURE’: Trump poised to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guard terrorists. . .Would be 1st time ever a foreign military designated terror organization. . .How would Iran respond? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
NYET!: Mueller Report concludes no Russian collusion. . .How are Russian media & government reacting? How will Mueller Report impact US-Russia relations? VTA special report
CALIPHATE DOWN: Trump, Kurds claim ISIS defeated in Syria. . .How does this impact al-Assad? The Russians?. . .How will ISIS outside of Syria react? Hear from VTA’s Syrian voices.
KIWI TERROR: ‘Lone’ gunman kills 50 in New Zealand. . .Mosques targeted. . .Gun laws, racism scrutinized by politicians. . .Why did he do it? Hear from VTA’s voices in Christchurch.
ISIS WANTS TO COME HOME: How can the U.S. and other nations determine if its citizens who pledged allegiance to terror groups are de-radicalized? VTA special report.
NO DEAL: Trump-Kim summit ends with no deal, no plans to meet again. . .Trump says he will keep negotiating. . .Kim disputes US version of summit sticking points. What happens next? VTA special report.
PART DEUX: TRUMP-UN set to meet in Hanoi. . .Denuclearization on table, but what is the definition of denuclearization? VTA special report.
SPY: US claims American spy inside Iran. . .Air Force vet. . .Pence tries to convince Euros to abandon P5+1. . .Is Trump negotiating? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
SOCIALISM IN AMERICA: Trump lays out red line in State-of-the-Union. . .AOC, Sanders & more counter with Green New Deal. . .Is socialism what Americans want? VTA special report.
RETURN TO COLD WAR? Trump exits historic missile treaty with Russia. . .Is it really a move to counter China? How will Putin react? VTA special report.
‘PICK A SIDE’: US demands nations choose between Venezuela’s Maduro & Guaido. . .Europe demands ‘legitimate’ elections within 7 days. . .Is it a ‘bloodless coup’? Hear from VTA’s Venezuelan, Euro voices.
SUMMIT PART DEUX: Trump & Kim will meet again. . .No evidence N Korea has reduced nukes. . .What is the goal of summit #2? VTA special report.
JUDGEMENT DAY: Theresa May’s Brexit vote set for Tues. . .’Zero chance’ plan succeeds. . .What happens next? Hear from VTA’s British voices. FOREIGN FALLACY: Bolton snubbed by Erdogan. . .Turkish prez conducts global media blitz ripping US wobble in Syria. . .Is Trump steady on withdrawal? Can Kurdish allies be protected? Hear from VTA’s Turkish voices.
NOT SO FAST: Bolton, Pompeo walk back Trump’s Syria exit. . .Will Kurds be protected? Will US troops stay? Hear from VTA’s Syrian & Iranian voices.
TRUMP VISITS IRAQ: Spends Christmas with troops. . .Iraqi politicians ‘resist’. . .Will Trump pull troops like in Syria & Af-Pak? Hear from VTA’s Iraqi voices.
TRUMP EXITS SYRIA: 2,000 US troops will exit. . .Trump says ISIS defeated. . .US military leadership objects, resign. . .What will the fallout be in the Middle East? Hear from VTA’s voices in Syria, Turkey.
AF-PAK DRAWDOWN: Half of US troops to exit. . .Is America’s longest war ending? Has Taliban won? Hear from VTA’s Afghan voices.
BREXIT JAM: May trades vote for survival. . .2nd referendum gains momentum. . .Is this the end of Euro institutions? Hear from VTA’s Euro voices.
CANADA’S PAIN: Huawei arrest crisis puts squeeze on Canada. . .China arrests 2 Canadians. . .Trump says he will use Meng as trade-war bait. . .Why is Canada doing America’s bidding? Hear from VTA’s voices in Canada.
BIBI BLOWS IT? Botched spy job in Gaza escalates into rocket war. . .Israelis and Palestinians suffer deaths. . .Pressure for Knesset elections. . .Is Netanyahu on the brink? Hear from VTA’s Israeli voices.
KHASHOGGI TAPES: Erdogan says US, Saudis & Euros have heard tapes of journo being killed. . .Trump says he hasn’t heard anything. . .Hear from VTA’s voices in Middle East.
ACOSTA: Trump brawls with CNN journo. . .Hear global reaction.
LONG GOODBYE: Merkel sets exit in Germany. . .May be out by Christmas. . .Where does this leave institutional government in Europe? Hear from VTA’s Euro voices.
THE KASHOGGI STORY: Saudis shift explanation. . .Turkey backs off. . .What long-lasting impact will the death of Kashoggi have on The Kingdom? VTA special report.
KILLED: Saudi journo confirmed murdered in Turkish consulate. . .MBS claims ignorance, promises to investigate. . .Trump soft-pedals. . .What are the global ramifications of Khashoggi death? Hear from VTA’s voices in Middle East.
TRUMP CANCELS PUTIN: US exits missile treaty with Russia. . .How will Putin respond? VTA special report.