Rich Preston, BBC

Rich Preston, BBC

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19 September 2022
In the Spotlight: The world bids its final farewell to the Queen
After days of lying-in-state, the body of the late Queen Elizabeth II has started its final journey on Monday, as part of a grand state funeral. Life will come to a standstill for millions as the UK says goodbye to the Queen. It will be a day of emotion, pomp and ceremony, the likes of which has not been seen since the last state funeral, of Winston Churchill, almost 60 years ago. Buckingham Palace has said the Queen made personal additions to the plans. In the Spotlight on Prime Time, Bharati Jagdish speaks with Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter / Presenter, at the BBC in London, for a breakdown of the day's events.

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5 September 2022
Who will be the new Prime Minister to lead the UK out of its multiple crisis?
The UK's incoming prime minister will be shortly announced later today. The new successor will have to handle the current economic crisis and the pressure coming from the hike in energy costs. In the Spotlight, Prime Time’s Bharati Jagdish speaks with Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter / Presenter, at the BBC to find out more.

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8 August 2022
Kenya will enter presidential elections tomorrow, the tension between China and Taiwan due to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit is still on the heat. What to expect and imply from such events? Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Melissa Hyak spoke with Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter/Presenter, at the BBC to find out more.

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1 August 2022
Ms Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Asia - what should be noticed about?
What is taking place in the Asian region? Is there anything to be taken note of with the visit by Ms Pelosi to Asia? Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish speak with Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter / Presenter, at the BBC to find out more.

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18 July 2022
What is happening in Europe now?
Heatwave strikes in Europe, UK in the mid of choosing the next prime minister are one of the noticeable news in Europe now. Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter / Presenter, BBC to find out more.

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27 June 2022
What can we expect from two major leaders meeting : Nato and G7, this week?
In The Spotlight, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter/Presenter at the BBC, for the latest in this week’s Nato summit in Madrid, as well as the G7 leaders meeting in Germany.

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11 April 2022
In The Spotlight: France's Macron and Le Pen head for cliffhanger April 24 election runoff
French leader Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen qualified on Sunday for what promises to be a very tightly fought presidential election runoff on April 24.
In The Spotlight, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Melissa Hyak spoke to Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter and Presenter, BBC on what to expect next from the French elections, as well as other global headlines he’s tracking in the week ahead.

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14 March 2022
Latest from the Ukraine war: Talka resume as Russia strikes Kyiv
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have begun a fourth round of talks aimed at stopping the conflict.
Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak says these talks will focus on establishing a ceasefire, the withdrawal of Russian troops, and security guarantees for Ukraine
In The Spotlight, Prime Time’s Timothy Go spoke to Rich Preston, Senior Presenter from the BBC about the headlines he’s in the week ahead, including the latest with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the upcoming changes in the days ahead on the Covid-19 front.

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28 February 2022
In The Spotlight: Latest updates from the Ukraine crisis
The Ukrainian military said today that Russian troops had made repeated attempts to storm the outskirts of the capital, but failed to capture it. Officials have described Sunday's fighting as "difficult" as Russian troops "continued shelling in almost all directions". In The Spotlight, Prime Time's Rachel Kelly and Shehzad Haque spoke to Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter/Presenter, BBC News on the latest developments in Ukraine.

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7 February 2022
Key developments in the Russia-Ukraine crisis
With the world keeping a keen ear to the ground on the Russia-Ukraine situation, Prime Time’s Rachel Kelly and Shehzad Haque speak to Rich Preston, Senior Presenter, BBC who shares the latest developments. Plus, he gives a look-ahead to The Ocean Summit, which aims to address a key area of environmental concern.

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3 January 2022
Global Omicron update from the BBC
Rachel Kelly and Shehzad Haque speak with Rich Preston, Senior World News Reporter / Presenter, BBC NEWS on the current Covid-19 situation in Thailand, and they discuss global infection rates of the variant vs hospitalisations and fatalities. Rich also shares on the headlines he is watching in the week ahead, including the anniversary of the attack on the US Capitol

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20 December 2021
Global Covid-19 Omicron updates
Could the UK go into lockdown before Christmas? Coming up in the Best of Prime Time, Rachel Kelly and Shehzad Haque find out and get the latest global Covid-19 Omicron updates from Rich Preston, Senior Journalist at the BBC.

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25 October 2021
In The Spotlight: Weekahead Headlines
In The Spotlight, hosts Rachel Kelly and Timothy Go spoke to Rich Preston, Senior Journalist and Presenter at the BBC for an update on the headlines he is watching in the week ahead, including an update on the Covid-19 situation in the UK and what to expect from the COP26 in Glasgow.

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13 September 2021
In The Spotlight: German elections & car free Sundays in Paris
In The Spotlight, Rachel Kelly and Timothy Go spoke to Rich Preston, Presenter at the BBC about the headlines they're tracking in the week ahead, including a special election in California, a no-car day in Paris on Sunday and elections in Canada.

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30 August 2021
Updates on Afghanistan & developments from New Orleans as Hurricane Ida batters Louisiana
In the Spotlight, Rachel Kelly and Timothy Go spoke to Rich Preston, Presenter at the BBC about the current situation in Afghanistan ahead of the United State's evacuation deadline, as well as developments in the US city of New Orleans as Hurricane Ida batters Louisiana.

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16 August 2021
In The Spotlight: Latest from Afghanistan, tensions between US & Canada
From the latest in Afghanistan to tensions between the US and Canada, host Timothy Go spoke to Rich Preston, Presenter, BBC for an update on the key stories to watch in the week ahead.

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26 July 2021
In The Spotlight: First hearing to probe US Capitol attack & Peru gets a new president
In The Spotlight, hosts Timothy Go and Rachel Kelly spoke to Rich Preston, Senior Journalist/Presenter, BBC World Service about the global headlines they're tracking in the week ahead.

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12 July 2021
In The Spotlight: Zomato’s IPO & billionaire Richard Branson heading to space
From a global Covid-19 vaccine update, to Zomato’s IPO and Richard Branson heading to space - Prime Time’s Timothy Goh and Rachel Kelly spoke to Rich Preston, Senior Journalist/Presenter, BBC World Service to discuss the headlines he is tracking in the week ahead.

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21 June 2021
New York’s Mayoral Primary; Ibiza Club Pilot; Big Tech & Europe Face-off
On Prime Time, Rachel Kelly speaks to BBC's Rich Preston, Senior Journalist and Presenter, BBC about the international stories they’re tracking in the week ahead.
This week, voters will likely pick the next mayor of New York City in a Democratic primary that will also be a major test of ranked choice voting.
Regulators and government officials worldwide continue to closely scrutinize big  technology companies  amid potential anti-competitive concerns.
And, dancing set to return to Ibiza, one of the world's top clubbing destinations, with a pilot event  to see if the industry can be safely started up again.

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17 May 2021
BBC 2 Way: Global Covid-19 update & US climate envoy John Kerry visits Europe this week
On Prime Time, Howie Lim speaks to Senior Journalist and presenter, Rich Preston about the international stories they’re tracking in the week ahead.

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26 April 2021
BBC 2 Way: India's Covid-19 cases & Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny's court appeal
On Prime Time, Rachel Kelly speaks to Rich Preston, Senior Journalist and Presenter from the BBC about the biggest international headlines they’re tracking this week.
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6 April 2021
BBC 2 Way: Covid-19 global updates, major tech giants in Russian court & elections around the world
On Prime Time, Rachel Kelly speaks with Rich Preston, Senior Journalist and Presenter, BBC about the biggest stories they’re tracking this week.

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8 March 2021
What to look out for in the week ahead : WEF, India celebrates Republic Day & What will President Joe Biden be doing in the week ahead?
Global Covid-19 Update, Malaysia's deportation of Myanmar nationals
On Prime Time, Rachel Kelly speaks to Rich Preston, Senior Journalist and Presenter, BBC about the biggest headlines they’re tracking this week.

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25 January 2021
What to look out for in the week ahead : WEF, India celebrates Republic Day & What will President Joe Biden be doing in the week ahead?
On Prime Time, Howie Lim speaks to Rich Preston, Senior Journalist and Presenter, BBC about the international stories they’re tracking in the week ahead.

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28 December 2020
Brexit, Global Covid-19 update, and New Year plans
Every week, Prime Time speaks journalists from the BBC to find out what the biggest stories they're tracking for the week ahead are. This week, Senior Journalist Rich Preston updates you on the latest Brexit trade deal updates, the global covid-19 situation, and global New Year's celebrations.

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7 December 2020
Covid-19 & Vaccines, Argentina's abortion laws and Climate Change
Every week, Prime Time speaks journalists from the BBC to find out what the biggest stories they're tracking for the week ahead are. This week, Senior Journalist Rich Preston updates you on the global coronavirus situation and vaccines, Argentina voting to legalize abortions and a major climate summit being held to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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16 November 2020
Global COVID-19 Update & Fight Against Climate Change
In this weekly segment on Prime Time, Howie Lim spoke to Senior Journalist and Presenter, Rich Preston, BBC about the international stories that the BBC is tracking in the week ahead.

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26 October 2020
Mike Pompeo in South Asia, US Elections, Global Covid-19 Updates, Brexit Talks Extended
Rachel Kelly spoke to Rich Preston, Senior Journalist and Presenter, BBC about the international stories they’re tracking in the week ahead.

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19 October 2020
Global COVID-19 Situation, Protests in Nigeria & Final US Presidential Debate
Senior journalist and presenter from the BBC, Rich Preston joins Rachel Kelly on Prime Time to give us an update on the Covid-19 situation in Europe, protests in Nigeria and the US Presidential election.

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21 September 2020
Covid-19 in the UK, Brexit and the UN General Assembly
On Prime Time, Howie Lim spoke to Rich Preston, senior journalist and presenter, BBC for an update on international stories he's watching in the week ahead, including the 75th anniversary of the UN General Assembly. Has it remained relevant?

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