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Theresa May Opposes Second Brexit Referendum

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 5:06pm
The British prime minister Theresa May has warned parliament about going back on the Brexit referendum result, saying a second referendum would do irreparable damage to the integrity of British democracy. Also in the programme: the most conclusive evidence yet of the way in which the Russians used social media to try to help Donald Trump win the US election, and a prominent Nicaraguan journalist vents his anger after the police raid and ransack his newsroom. Picture: Prime Minister Theresa May. Credit should read Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images.
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Indian Politician Convicted Over 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:18am
Sajjan Kumar was a Congress party MP at the time and has been found guilty of inciting crowds to kill Sikhs and sentenced to life in prison. More than 3000 Sikhs died in riots following the assassination of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. We’ll hear from someone caught up in those 1984 riots, as well as our correspondent on the ground. Also in the programme: Gaza’s humanitarian crisis; and we’ll take you on a journey along the Congo river. Picture: relatives of Indian Sikhs killed in the 1984 riots hold placards during a 2006 protest demanding justice. Credit: AFP.
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Does Climate Agreement Lack Ambition?

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 5:38pm
There's been a muted welcome to the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Poland, which lays down how the 2015 Paris Accord will be implemented. But some countries and environmental groups have criticised the deal for lacking the ambition needed to prevent dangerous levels of global warming and to protect the world's most vulnerable countries. We'll hear a defence of the deal from a senior United Nations official Also in the programme: there's growing pressure on the small US military presence in northern Syria; and the son of the Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn on what it's like to perform in Russia today. (Photo: Young participants of the #CLIMATE STRIKE demonstration during the COP24 summit at the "Spodek" multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland. Credit: KIARA WORTH/IISD/ENB)
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Climate Change Accord Criticised

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 9:21am
A deal on how to put the 2015 Paris climate change agreement into action was agreed in Katowice, Poland on Saturday. However critics of this weekend’s plan claim that it does not go far enough. Also in the programme: Georgia’s first female president is inaugurated; and challenging Japan’s tattoo taboos. (Image: Steam and smoke from waste coal and stone rises after being dumped next to an unauthorized steel factory on 3rd November 2016 in Inner Mongolia, China. Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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Nations Agree Rulebook On Climate Change

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 5:31pm
Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate conference after marathon talks. Also in the programme; Another weekend of unrest in France as the 'yellow vest' protests continue and; more than five decades after the release of the much loved musical 'Mary Poppins' a sequel hits the silver screen. (Picture: Smoke and steam billows from the Emile Huchet Power Station operated by UNIPER in Carling, eastern France. Credit: Reuters/Christian Hartmann)
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Climate Summit Extended in Bid for Agreement

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 9:24am
Delegates from nearly 200 countries have extended their talks in the Polish city of Katowice, in an effort to reach an agreement on how to limit global temperature rises. Also in the programme: French police are out in force in Paris as anti-government protests continue; and India's ambitious plan to train 2 million doctors. (Picture: Staff at the climate summit in Katowice, Poland. Credit: Getty Images)
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14/12/2018 GMT

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:10pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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14/12/2018 GMT

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:33am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Brexit: May Awaits EU Help

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 5:10pm
Theresa May is in Brussels to seek assurances from EU leaders to make her Brexit deal more palatable to Parliament. Also in the programme: ceasefire agreed in Yemen port of Hodeida and why Australians are going off booze. (Picture: European leaders meet during a European Summit aimed at discussing the Brexit deal, the long-term budget and the single market Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Theresa May Returns to Brussels After Her No Confidence Vote

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:31am
The British prime minister Theresa May is back in Brussels today, trying to make her Brexit agreement more palatable to the parliament back home. She's faced a major challenge to her leadership from within her own party and won, although it further exposed the obstacles she faces trying to get the agreement passed before Britain leaves the European Union at the end of March. Also on the programme, China has now detained two Canadian citizens on suspicion of engaging in activities that endanger Chinese national security. And in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suspicions are raised when a fire takes place in the building storing the electronic machines to be used in the forthcoming elections. (Picture: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to medias as she arrives in Brussels Credit: Oikonomou/Getty Images)
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Theresa May Survives Confidence Vote

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:15pm
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party. We are devoting much of the programme to the outcome. We will be speaking to allies of the prime minister and to those who wanted to get rid of her. We will also be asking if it will make any difference to her attempts to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament. (Photo: Theresa May, who survived a confidence vote in her leadership on Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images)
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UK Poised for PM Confidence Vote

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:16am
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will fight a vote of confidence with everything she has. She is facing the vote because MPs are not happy about the deal she has struck with the EU. We’ll hear from politicians and analysts. Also in the programme: the latest from French city of Strasbourg after an attack late yesterday on a Christmas market and Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is due to be sentenced. Photo: Theresa May in the UK Parliament ahead of a no confidence vote by her own party's MPs Credit: AFP PHOTO/PRU
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Strasbourg Shooting

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:19pm
A gunman has opened fire in the French city of Strasbourg, near a busy Christmas market, killing at least two people and injuring ten others. One eyewitness told the BBC that he and other passers-by spent forty minutes trying to save a tourist from Thailand, who died. People in the city centre have been told to stay inside. A French counter-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation. Also on the programme -- Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has told the British prime minister, Theresa May, that the Brexit deal can not be renegotiated; and a rare interview with the president of the DRC, as he prepares to step down after seventeen years in power. (Photo: Reuters)
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11/12/2018 GMT

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:20am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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UK Prime Minister Delays Brexit Vote

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 5:20pm
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. We speak to supporters and opponents of the Prime Minister and get reaction from the EU. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has announced an increase in the minimum wage and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protest - we get the latest from Paris. And as the UN climate change summit in Poland continues, we hear from Germany where the Rhine has been feeling the pinch after a long summer drought. (Image: Theresa May: Credit: AFP)
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Brexit Parliamentary Vote Postponed

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:03am
A day before a vote was scheduled, British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. Also in the programme: What does Emmanuel Macron have to say to soothe the anger of the French in the most important speech of his presidency, and campaigners in Britain are calling for a major re-think in sentencing policy, after a report shows that more prisoners are serving life sentences in the UK than any other country in Europe. (Photo: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)
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Paris Protests: 'Catastrophic' Effect on French Economy

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 5:11pm
The French economy minister Bruno Le Maire has called the Yellow Vest anti-government protests a catastrophe for the French economy. We hear from a hotel representative on how business has crashed since the protests began. Also: demos in London ahead of crucial Brexit Parliamentary vote. (Photo: Yellow vest protesters stand in front of French riot police during a demonstration on December 1, 2018. Credit: GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)
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Brexit: Theresa May Warns Parliament Ahead of Key Vote

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 9:08am
With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, the prime minister has warned MPs they face "uncharted waters" if they reject her deal. We talk to George Parker, the political editor for the Financial Times, about what Mrs May's options are. Also on the programme: the prominent international human rights lawyer, Philippe Sands, on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Genocide; and we look back at the life of one of Russia's most famous human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who has died at the age of 91. (Photo: Theresa May. Credit: Getty Images)
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French Protests Enter Fourth Week

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 5:04pm
The French Interior Minister says police have managed to bring under control anti-government protests which drew more than 100,000 people across the country. We hear from a protester about their demands, and how the demonstrations have been organised via Facebook. Also on the programme: President Trump says his chief of staff, John Kelly, will leave his job at the end of the month; and the sounds of Planet Mars. (Photo: Protesters near the Arc de Triomphe on December 8, 2018 in Paris. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Fourth Week of France Anti-Government Protests

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 9:09am
France is into its fourth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests. Police in Paris have used tear gas to drive back demonstrators wearing the yellow high-visibility vests every driver has to own, which has come to symbolise their movement. Also in the programme: The Democratic Republic of Congo calls for ancient artefacts to be repatriated; A new approach to parenting. (Photo: Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) protesters stand in front of French riot police. Credit: GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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