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North Korea Agrees to Dismantle a Key Missile Testing Site

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:15am
The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, agrees to shut down a key missile testing site under international supervision, at a summit with his South Korean counterpart in Pyongyang. Also in the programme; the former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, is released from jail; and Brexit talks move to Salzburg, but what can British Prime Minister Theresa May expect. (Photo: North And South Korean Leaders Meet For Third Summit in Pyonyang. Credit: Getty Images.)
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China Hits Back at US with Fresh Tariffs

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 5:22pm
Beijing announces further retaliatory tariffs on American goods. The tit-for-tat measures are the latest escalation in a growing trade war. Also on the programme: Germany's top spy has been removed from his post amid a row over far-right violence; and anger in Venezuela after video goes viral of President Maduro eating steak in an upmarket Turkish restaurant. (Picture: US President Donald Trump Credit: Reuters)
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Russia Blames Israel After Plane Shot Down

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:06am
Russia has said Syria shot down one of its military planes and it blames Israel for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board. The defence ministry said Israeli jets put the plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. Also in the programme: The United Nations has published the full text of an exhaustive investigation into human rights violations in Myanmar, and China says it will retaliate against President Trump's new tariffs on Chinese imports. Image: a Russian IL-20M plane landing at an unknown location. Credit: Nikita Shchyukin//AFP/Getty Images.
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How Prepared is the UK for Brexit?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:18pm
The UK is due to leave the European Union in six months. We look at how preparations for Brexit are going. Also in the programme: Russia and Turkey agree to set up a “demilitarised zone” in northern Syria; and Glasgow University’s slave trade legacy. (Image: An EU flag being displayed outside the Palace of Westminster in London on 23rd July 2018. Credit: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images)
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Erdogan And Putin Hold Talks On Syria's Idlib

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:31am
The presidents of Russia and Turkey are meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis around Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria. Also in the programme: a new report says half of all workplace tasks will be performed by robots within 10 years, and Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries. Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan in Tehran, Iran. Credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images.
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Over 2 Million Displaced in China as Typhoon Hits

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 5:10pm
Nearly 2.5 million people have been moved from their homes in the Chinese province of Guangdong, which is being buffeted by Asia's strongest typhoon this year. Also in the programme, the governor of North Carolina in the United States has warned of what he called a "rising risk to life", following floods triggered by record amounts of rain. Picture: Broken glass is seen outside a restaurant after a rainstorm as Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Guangdong province, China on 16th September 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Typhoon Mangkhut Hits Mainland China

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 9:14am
Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in China's Guangdong, the country's most populous province, after killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Also in the programme: remembering war reporter Marie Colvin and a new world record for the marathon. Picture: Residents walk through the rain during Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 16, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty images
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Deadly Typhoon Moves Towards Southern China

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 5:28pm
At least 14 people have been killed in a massive storm which brought destruction to the northern Philippines. Also in the programme: The Rwandan president frees two thousand prisoners including a jailed opposition leader. (Picture: Inhabitants of Alcala municipality in the the northern Philippines inspecting damage Credit: Getty Images)
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Typhoon Mangkhut Pounds Philippines

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:43am
Typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines with winds of more than 250 kilometres per hour. It's now moving towards Vietnam. Also in the programme: the website Bellingcat on why they believe the Skripal suspects are not civilians and divisions in the Orthodox church. (Picture: A teenager carries his friend in floodwaters in San Mateo town of Rizal Province, east of Manila, Philippines 15 September 2018. Credit: EPA)
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Paul Manafort Enters Plea Deal

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 5:09pm
Former Trump campaign chairman pleads guilty to two criminal charges. This comes after Mr Manafort was convicted last month on eight counts of fraud, bank fraud and failing to disclose banks accounts. Is a pardon from President Trump still on the cards? Also: We speak to the man behind prosecutions of senior banking executives in Iceland after the financial crisis in 2008; and France has a new gift shop at the Elysee Palace. (Photo: Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at US District Court in Washington, DC. on August 21st 2018 Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Could the Financial Crash Happen Again?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:57am
Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, could the global financial system be heading towards yet another crisis? We examine what's changed. Also in the programme: The Dalai Lama meets with Buddhists who say they were abused by their spiritual leaders; and Hurricane Florence batters the east coast of the United States (Photo: Workers leave the Lehman Brothers building in New York following its collapse on 15 September 2008 Credit: Getty Images)
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Pope Francis Hosts Senior US Bishops for Sex Abuse Talks

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:22pm
In a statement released after the meeting, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said the US church had been ‘lacerated’ by the evil of sexual abuse. Also in the programme: The two men whom the British authorities accuse of being behind Salisbury nerve agent attacks deny being involved in interview with Russia Today; And a senior aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is taking a leave of absence after sexual misconduct allegations. Picture: Pope Francis (C) poses with the President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who advises the pope on sex abuse issues, Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Horacio Gomez, deputy president of US Conference of Bishops, Monsignor Brian Bransfield. Credit: AFP Photo/Vatican Media.
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Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Jailing of Reuters Journalists

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:09am
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi says the journalists broke the law and their conviction had "nothing to do with freedom of expression". Also on the programme: We report on the crisis facing the Catholic Church in Chile following revelations of sexual abuse by some priests and the world's oldest human drawings are discovered in a cave in South Africa ( Pic: Aung San Suu Kyi - Getty Images)
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Putin Says He Knows Who Skripal Suspects Are

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:17pm
President Putin reveals that Russia has tracked down the two suspects in the Skripal poisoning and says they are "civilians". Also in the programme: DRC asks mining companies to pay more and the Algerian musician Rachid Taha has died. (Picture: Russian President Putin attends the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Credit: Reuters)
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'Fear' - Bob Woodward's Book on the Trump Presidency

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:11am
The veteran journalist, Bob Woodward, once part of the team which unearthed the Watergate scandal talks to the BBC about his investigations into President Trump's White House, and what officials have told him. Also: Morocco passes a new law criminalising sexual violence and harassment; Shan Tianfang, the master of pingshu - the classic Chinese art of storytelling, has died aged 84. (Picture: US President Donald Trump speaks during a fundraiser in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 2018. Credit: Getty)
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Brazil’s Jailed Former President Giving Up Campaign

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:12pm
Popular former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will today step aside from the presidential race, paving the way for his running mate, Fernando Haddad, to take his place. Lula had already been barred by Brazil’s top electoral court from running because he is currently serving a jail sentence. What will this mean for October’s election? Also in the programme: the momentous re-opening of two border crossings between Ethiopia and Eritrea; and could the ‘right to be forgotten’ be extended worldwide? Picture: former President Lula in March 2018. Credit: EPA.
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EU to Debate Disciplining Hungary

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:19am
The European Parliament is to discuss whether Hungary's right-wing government has undermined EU values and should face disciplinary action. Also in the programme: Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War; CChina has announced plans for stricter regulation of what the authorities describe as 'chaotic' online religious information services; and our Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has swapped his reporter's notes for musical ones. (Photo: Hungarian PM, Viktor Orban. Credit: AFP)
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US Brands International Court "Dangerous"

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:39pm
US national security adviser John Bolton says the ICC is “dead” to the United States, and threatens sanctions against it if Americans are prosecuted. We’ll hear from an international legal expert who supports the court – and a South African minister who pulled his country out of it. Also on the programme: why the video of an Egyptian having breakfast with a Saudi Arabian has gone viral; and the story of a new 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania, made of wind chimes. Picture: John Bolton speaks at a Federalist Society lunch in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images.
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Swedish Election Deadlock as Nationalists Gain Support

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:36am
The leaders of Sweden's main parties have both claimed victory after neither won an outright majority in Sunday's vote. The governing centre-left coalition has emerged marginally ahead of the centre-right alliance and coalition talks are expected to last several days. The far-right Sweden Democrats made historic gains to secure their position as the third largest party. Also in the programme: Human Rights Watch has presented what it says is new evidence that Uighur Muslims in China are facing forced indoctrination. And we discuss if Serena Williams was right to accuse an umpire of sexism during the final of the US Open. Picture: A photo taken on September 10, 2018 in Stockholm shows a selection of front pages of Swedish newspapers a day after the general elections. Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
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Anti-Immigration Party Makes Gains in Swedish Election

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 5:17pm
Exit polls suggest the Sweden Democrats, for years linked to neo-Nazi and other far-right groups, are now the country’s second-largest party. Neither the governing Social Democrats nor the centre-right bloc of parties are predicted to win a majority. We’ll hear the reactions of politicians in Stockholm. Also in the programme: we hear from the leader of an armed Ethiopian rebel group – once banned in the country – who has returned home after more than a decade in exile. And why are proposed pension reforms causing huge protests in Russia? Picture: Sweden Democrats Party members react to exit polls after Sunday's election. Credit: Reuters.
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