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Eritrean President In Landmark Visit To Ethiopia

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 5:12pm
The Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has visited Ethiopia for the first time since a border war began between the two countries in 1998, in an effort to cement peace between them. Also in the programme: Malta's dispute with Italy over responsibility for African migrants stranded at sea continues; and the German tennis player Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to become the Women's Wimbledon Champion. (Picture: Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (L) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Credit: Reuters)
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Nicaragua: Students Under Attack in Church

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 9:32am
About 150 students in Nicaragua have been trapped inside a church at the main university in Managua after coming under attack from paramilitary groups sympathetic to the government of president Daniel Ortega. So far only a few injured protesters and a journalist have been allowed to leave. We hear from a journalist inside the church. Also in the programme: The president of Eritrea on his first visit to Ethiopia in two decades; and what do the Mueller hacking indictments against 12 Russians mean for Monday's meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin? (Image: Pro-government supporters in Masaya, Nicaragua. Credit: Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas)
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Donald Trump Sends Mixed Messages On First Day Of UK Visit

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 5:43pm
Donald Trump's visit to the UK has got off to an eventful start with a press conference alongside UK Prime Minister Theresa May. During the meeting he denied that he had criticised her in his interview with a British newspaper. The president also said a US trade deal with the UK was possible once it left the EU, contradicting his earlier recorded comments. Also on the programme: Residents of Basra take to the streets, demanding jobs and better services and we find out more about a suicide bombing in Pakistan which has killed over a hundred and twenty people. (Photo: Donald Trump and Theresa May, Credit: PA)
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Donald Trump Arrives In The UK

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 5:11pm
Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for a three-day working visit - his first as president. The visit raises questions over the UK-US “special relationship” as well as Trump’s own views on the “turmoil” in British politics. Also on the programme: the British government publishes its most detailed Brexit plan yet and we hear from one of the cave divers involved in the Thailand rescue. (Photo: Trump arriving at Blenheim, Credit: AFP/Getty)
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Trump Says Nato Will Raise Defence Spending

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:11am
President Trump says he's now "very happy" with his Nato allies, because they've committed to "substantially" increase their defence contributions. No country has yet confirmed that increased spending. Was this a victory in Brussels for President Trump? Also in the programme: we hear from one of the divers who helped rescue the football team trapped in a cave system in Thailand. Picture: President Trump holds a press conference in Brussels following a two-day Nato summit. Credit: AFP Photo.
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Trump: Nato members should double defence spending target

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:33pm
President Trump has urged allies to increase military spending targets from 2% to 4% of their annual output. Also in the programme: Families of victims accuse German authorities of failures in neo-Nazi murder case; and Ugandan government reconsiders tax on social media use. (Photo: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and US President Donald Trump (R). Credit: AFP / Getty Images)
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Trump: "Germany Is Totally Controlled By Russia"

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:09am
US President Donald Trump has suggested Germany's imports of Russian natural gas are a security concern, as he and other Nato leaders gather for a summit. Also in the programme: fresh details emerge about the successful rescue of the Thai cave boys; German Neo-Nazi Beate Zschäpe is found guilty of 10 racially-motivated murders; and the United States contemplates tariffs on another $200bn-worth of Chinese products. (Photo: President Trump arrives in Europe. Credit: AFP)
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Joy and Relief After Thailand Cave Rescue

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:00pm
All 12 boys and their football coach were rescued after more than two weeks trapped in a cave. Also in the programme: Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo’s widow leaves China after eight years of house arrest; and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo swaps Real Madrid for Juventus. Picture: Four Thai Navy Seals are seen after leaving the cave safe during the rescue mission in Thailand. Credit: Thai Navy Seal/via Reuters.
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Thailand Cave: All Boys And Their Coach Rescued

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:27am
All twelve boys and their football coach have now been brought out alive from flooded caves in Thailand where they'd been trapped in for two-and-a-half weeks. We have the latest on the rescue operation and hear from a child psychiatrist about the challenges ahead for the boys after their ordeal. Also in the programme: As President Trump heads to Europe for the NATO summit, our correspondent travels to the border between Russia and NATO; and an assessment of the man President Trump has nominated to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. (Photo: The boys, aged between 11 and 17, became trapped with their coach on 23 June, 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
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British Ministers Quit Over Brexit

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 5:18pm
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns: "Brexit dream is dying". So what does this mean for the future of Prime Minister Theresa May? Also on the programme: Thai cave rescue sees eight out of thirteen taken out from underground; and Eritrea and Ethiopia declare official end to the state of war that has gone on for two decades. (Photo: Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary Credit: Getty Images)
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Thailand: More Boys Rescued

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:39am
More people have been pulled from a flooded cave network in northern Thailand on the second day of a dramatic dive operation. Also in the programme: The man negotiating the UK's departure from the European Union has resigned - so what next for Brexit and for PM Theresa May; and as President Trump prepares to announce his choice for the vacant seat on the US supreme court, we will look at some of the big decisions facing his nominee. (Photo: Soldiers and paramedics assist a rescued boy on a stretcher to an ambulance. Credit: Getty Images)
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Four Boys Rescued from Thai Cave

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:27pm
The operation to free twelve boys and their coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand has been temporarily suspended. Four boys have been brought above ground so far in good health, according to rescuers. Also in the programme: A train derailment in Turkey kills at least ten passengers; floods in central and western Japan could affect up to five million people. Also in the programme: A train derailment in Turkey kills at least ten passengers; floods in central and western Japan could affect up to five million people. (Image: Ambulances transport boys rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave to hospital on 8th July 2018 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Credit: Linh Pham/Getty Images)
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Thailand Cave: First Boys Rescued

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 9:21am
The first boys have successfully been rescued from a flooded cave system in northern Thailand. Thai divers helped the children through submerged and narrow passageways with poor visibility. Also in the programme: Memories of a resistance hero in France and of a legendary Israeli spy. (Photo: An ambulance leave the Tham Luang cave area as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at the cave. Credit: Getty Images)
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Thai Boys Letters Revealed

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 5:25pm
Moving letters between the trapped Thai boys and their parents have been published as rescue workers scramble to come up with a plan to extract the 12 boys and their soccer coach. Also in the programme: Trump's Irish sea wall and Nicaragua on edge. (Photo: A letter handed to British divers on July 6, 2018 in Chiang Rai, Thailand The letter reads "the kids say don"t be worried about them. All of them are strong. They would like to eat many different kinds of foods when they come out and Teachers, please don"t give them too much homework" Credit: Thai Navy SEALs via Getty Images)
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Thailand Cave Rescue Intensifies

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 9:23am
Efforts are intensifying to rescue a group of Thai boys trapped in a cave, drilling chimneys through the rock and trying to beat the rains. Also in the programme: the British government's latest Brexit proposal and a Nicaraguan student who confronted the President Ortega tells us why her life is now in danger. (Photo: Thai military personnel inside a cave during the on going rescue operations. Credit: EPA)
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UK Cabinet Agrees Post-Brexit Vision

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:27pm
Theresa May says her cabinet has reached a "collective" agreement on the basis of the UK's future relationship with the EU after Brexit. Hear reaction from Britain and Europe. Also in the programme: Soybean farmers in the United States among those hit by new retaliatory tariffs from China; the death of a cave diver in Thailand mars the effort to free teenagers trapped underground; and Russia has brokered an agreement with Syrian militants that will see the rebels surrender Deraa province. (Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May. Credit: PA)
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Medics reach boys trapped in Thai cave

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:39pm
Rescue workers in Thailand are assessing how best to get a group of boys out of the flooded cave network in which they're trapped. The twelve boys and their football coach have received medical treatment and food for the first time in ten days. Also on the programme: as the deaths mount in Nicaragua, we have a rare chance to put questions to a senior minister, and a senior UN official on the deepening disaster of Yemen. (Photo: Rescue operation continues Credit: European Photopress Agency)
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Poland Faces EU Backlash Over Judicial Reforms

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:00am
Poland's prime minister has defended judicial reforms in his country, which require judges to retire when they turn sixty-five. He claimed that communist-era judges still sit in the country's Supreme Court. The EU has accused Poland trying to control the judiciary and subvert democratic standards, with 40% of Supreme Court judges expected to be forced out. Also on the programme: British authorities investigate another poisoning in the Wiltshire area, and we take a look at the new female mayor of Tunis. (Photo: Protests against Polish judicial reforms, Credit: EPA)
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US-China Trade War Kicks Off

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:42am
China accuses US of starting the biggest trade war in history and imposes retaliatory tariffs on American goods. Also on the programme: former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to ten years in prison for corruption; and crunch time for the British government's Brexit plans. (Photo: The flags of China and the US. Credit: Getty Images)
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Novichok Pair 'Handled Contaminated Item'

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:19am
Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, collapsed at a house in the English county of Wiltshire on Saturday and remain critically ill. British police say the pair likely handled an item exposed to Novichok. Also in the programme: Scandal-hit Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the US Environmental Protection Agency; Boeing has agreed a deal that will give it control of Brazil's plane-maker Embraer; and a variety of banana considered crucial for the future of the fruit now at risk of extinction. (Photo: the biohazard warning symbol. Credit: Science Photo Library)
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