The World This Week

What's been happening around the world and why it matters


The war that wasn't

The US and Iran stepped back from the brink. But a Ukrainian civilian airliner was brought down with heavy loss of life - apparently by an Iranian air defence error. Also in this edition: Beijing's new man in Hong Kong; the surprising Right/Green new government in Austria; Bangladesh tries not to drown in plastic; and how semi-detached can a Royal be? (Picture: Iranian image of a rocket reportedly fired at a US airbase in Iraq. Credit: AFP/Getty)


 2020-01-11  24m