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Will Europe Continue To Do Business With Iran?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:15am
France proposes EU sanctions-blocking measures if the US punishes European firms for trading with Iran. What could the latest developments mean for European businesses - and Iranian ones? Also in the programme: we speak to the former top judge on the Philippine Supreme Court, who has been branded an "enemy" by President Duterte and removed from her post. Picture: An Airbus airliner arrives at the Mehrabad international airport in January 2017 after the lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Credit: Getty Images.
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Israel Targets Iranian Military in Syria

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:17pm
Fears grow over the prospect of a new conflict in the Middle East after missiles were fired at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, prompting return strikes. Also in the programme: Singapore will host the proposed meeting between President Trump of the US and Chairman Kim of North Korea; and China sets its sights on winning the FIFA World Cup football final by 2050. Picture: Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights. Credit: AFP.
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Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria in Response to Rocket Fire

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:16am
Israel says it has struck almost all of Iran's military infrastructure inside Syria. Also on the programme:UK apologises to Libyan dissident and his wife after its actions contributed to their detention and his torture in Libya; 92-year-old former prime minister wins Malaysian election and three American detainees are released by North Korea. Picture: An image released on May 10, 2018 by the government-affiliated "Central War Media" in Syria purportedly shows Syrian air defence systems intercepting Israeli missiles over Damascus" airspace. Credit: AFP Photo/HO/Central War Media.
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Trump Warns Iran Against Resuming Nuclear Programme

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:31pm
President Donald Trump warns Iran of 'severe consequences' if it restarts its nuclear program, one day after he announced the US would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Also in the programme: Malaysia's opposition claims election win over the ruling coalition, and Google will ban all advertisements relating to Republic of Ireland's referendum on abortion. Picture: President Donald Trump. Credit: Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images.
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What's Next For Iran Deal?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:21am
France, Germany and the UK say they remain committed to the agreement - but can it last? Iran's Supreme Leader says he will pull out of the deal unless the Europeans can guarantee a continuation of their trading relationship. Also on the programme: what does the US withdrawal from the deal mean for the Americans still held in Iranian jails? And we hear the latest from Malaysia's elections. Picture: representatives of Iran and six major powers meet in 2015 seeking to finalise the Iran deal. Credit: Getty Images.
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Trump Pulls US Out Of Iran Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:14pm
US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Going against advice from European allies, he said he would reimpose economic sanctions that were waived when the deal was signed in 2015. Also in the programme: the second of our special reports from Nicaragua, which has seen its biggest protests in forty years. Picture: President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.
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Trump to Announce Iran Deal Decision

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:54am
President Trump will reveal his decision on whether or not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal later today. How will Iran react if the US pulls out? Also in the programme: how has the Cannes Film Festival changed in response to the MeToo movement? And we hear again from Newshour's Tim Franks in Nicaragua - he'll be investigating one of the dozens of deaths there in the biggest protests in decades. Picture: President Trump speaks about the Iran deal from the White House. Credit: Getty Images.
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UK Foreign Secretary Attempts To Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:23am
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appears on US TV news show Fox & Friends to try to persuade President Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. Mr Johnson will also hold talks with senior US administration officials including vice president Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton. Also in the programme: Vladimir Putin, is sworn in for a fourth term as Russian President, and Australia's plan to revive the dwindling koala population. Picture: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images.
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Iran Deal: Can President Trump be Swayed?

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 5:25pm
Britain's ambassador to the US says diplomatic efforts are underway to reassure President Trump about the international nuclear deal with Iran. Mr Trump has until 12 May to decide whether to pull out of the deal. Also in the programme: Pakistan's interior minister injured in shooting; and would you go to an art gallery naked? (Photo: US President Donald Trump and Iran's president Hassan Rouhani; Credit: EPA)
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Lebanon Election Underway

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:19am
Lebanese head to the polls today in their first parliamentary elections for almost a decade. Also in the programme: Iran's President Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal; and going to exhibitions...naked. (Photo: A child casts a ballot on behalf of his father during the parliamentary election in Tunisia. Credit: Reuters)
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Hundreds Arrested in Anti-Putin Protests

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:17pm
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was among those arrested at a Moscow demonstration ahead of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a fourth term as Russia's President on Monday. Also in the programme: The woman who has witnessed hundreds of death row executions in the USA; and NASA launches a robotic mission to probe beneath the surface of Mars. Picture: Russian police officers detain a protester during an unauthorised anti-Putin rally on May 5, 2018 in Moscow. Credit: Getty Images
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Nasa Launches Mars Seismic Probe

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:15am
Nasa's latest mission to Mars has blasted off from California, carrying a lander that will investigate the interior of the Red Planet. So how long before humans follow the robots? Also in the programme: a number of strong earthquakes have hit Hawaii's Big Island, a day after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano; and memories of the student protests in Paris in May 1968. (Photo: InSight on the Launch Pad. Credit: Nasa, Bill Ingalls)
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Trump Drops Hints About Korea Summit

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:20pm
President Trump says a date and a location have been set for a meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Also in the programme: Hawaii volcano and one hundred years since the Spanish Flu. (Picture: US President Donald Trump speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Nobel Prize For Literature Postponed Due To Scandal

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:00am
The organisation that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not announce an award this year, after it was engulfed in a scandal over sexual assault allegations. Also in the programme: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, and why does New Zealand keep getting missed off world maps? Picture: A medal of Alfred Nobel. Credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images.
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Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels did not Violate Campaign Laws

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:22pm
President Trump has confirmed that he reimbursed his attorney, Michael Cohen, for buying the silence of a porn actress about an alleged affair. Mr Trump - who denies having a relationship with Stormy Daniels - said the payment was to stop her making false accusations. Also in the programme: After 50 years, the Basque militant group ETA says it will disband; and a huge payout in South Africa to tens of thousands of miners with lung disease. Picture: Stormy Daniels exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York. Credit: Getty Images.
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Syria: The World's War

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:06am
Syria is now into its eighth year of war. What kind of future could the country have if the end came into sight? We hear from the UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres who has been speaking to the BBC, and from our chief correspondent Lyse Doucet who has been making a documentary about the war. Also on the programme: the latest on devastating storms in northern India, and the alleged affair causing increasing problems for President Trump. (Image: Explosions in skyline of a southern district of Damascus, Credit: RAMI AL SAYED/AFP/Getty Images)
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Armenian Opposition Leader Set To Become Prime Minister

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:34pm
Nikol Pashinyan has suspended anti-government demonstrations that have brought much of Armenia to a standstill, after the ruling Republican Party indicated it would support his bid to become prime minister. Also in the programme: The European Commission has set out proposals for the EU's first post-Brexit budget; and Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of a Facebook data-sharing scandal, has confirmed it will close down. (Photo: Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan. Credit: Reuters)
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How Many Civilian Deaths in Mosul?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:05am
An investigation into the number of civilian deaths from US-led coalition airstrikes in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Also in the programme: as mass anti-government protests continue in Armenia, the interim prime minister has called for talks to end the political crisis; and a spotlight on the young Turks losing their religion. Picture: Smoke billowing following an airstrike by US-led international coalition forces targeting Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul. Credit: Getty Images
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What Now For Iran Nuclear Deal?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 5:54pm
The world's nuclear watchdog, IAEA, has indicated that allegations made by Israel about a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme revealed nothing new. A former senior member of Israel's nuclear establishment tells us what he thinks of the Iran nuclear deal, and his Prime Minister's allegations about Tehran's programme. Also in the programme: Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg promises a new security tool - but will it allay concerns? And the rules to learning a language - from a huge new psychological study. (Photo: John Kerry, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini on stage after the announcement of a deal of the Iran nuclear programme 02/04/2015. Credit: Getty Images)
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Israel Says Iran Hid Secret Nuclear Programme

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 5:50pm
The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has revealed what he calls "new and conclusive proof " of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Also in the programme, the migrant caravan stuck at the US Mexico border and will technology soon allow us to live forever? (Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on Iran's nuclear program. Credit: AFP)
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