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Nato says don’t underestimate Russia

FT News Briefing
FT News Briefing

Nato’s secretary-general is warning the west not to underestimate Russia, Cigna is in talks to merge with Humana in a deal that would create a US health insurance giant worth $140bn, and an audio essay by the FT’s Najmeh Bozorgmehr explores Iranians’ complicated feelings about the Israel-Gaza conflict.


Mentioned in this podcast:

Russia has stockpiled missiles for winter attack on Ukraine, says Nato

Cigna and Humana in deal talks to create US health insurance giant

Why Nato’s reassurances to Ukraine are starting to ring hollow

Iranians see both sides of the Israel-Gaza conflict

American diplomat Henry Kissinger dies aged 100


The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music.


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com



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