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The latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia targets seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, as well as seventeen Russian government officials. Also in the programme: Brazil's former President Lula da Silva ignores a court orders to go to jail; and a look back at the life of a free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor.
The former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for bribery and abuse of power. Also in the programme: there's been violence on the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations by Palestinians; and is a tax the best way to persuade us to eat less sugar? (Photo: South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a court in Seoul. Credit: AFP)
Poisoned Russian Yulia Skripal says her "strength is growing daily", in a statement ahead of a UN Security Council meeting about the nerve agent attack on her and her father in Britain. Also in the programme: Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces prison after the Brazilian Supreme Court rejected his request to stay out of jail while he appeals against a corruption conviction; and thousands of Google employees demand the company withdraws from a project with the US military. Photo: Yulia Skripal. Credit: Yulia Skripal / Facebook
The leader in the Brazilian presidential polls, Lula Da Silva, has been sentenced to 12 years for corruption. Judges ruled he could not be released on bail while he fights the charges. Also on the programme: The future of Ethiopian treasures held by a London museum. And the Bollywood mega star given five years jail time for killing a protected antelope. (Photo: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally in Curitiba. Credit: Rudolfo Buhrer/ Reuters)
President Erdogan, President Hassan Rouhani and President Putin discuss the fate of Syria. All three leaders agreed on the need to preserve Syria's territorial integrity. Picture: The presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia met for their second tripartite summit in under six months, aiming to speed the peace process for Syria and bolster their influence in the country. Credit: AFP/Getty
The international chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW, has held an emergency meeting in the Netherlands. It's been called by Moscow to discuss the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. Also in the programme: Brazil's Supreme Court is due to rule on whether to jail the former president, Lula da Silva; and China has announced new 25% tariffs on key commodities from the US. Picture: Police officers work near the scene where Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered after being attacked with a nerve-agent. Credit: Getty Images
The Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan - both increasingly isolated from the West - have promised closer cooperation between their countries at a meeting in the Turkish capital Ankara. Also in the programme: President Trump says he wants to send the US military to secure the southern border with Mexico; Spotify begins trading shares on the New York stock exchange; and the $30m Chinese manuscript that opens a window onto the Ming dynasty. Photo: presidents Erdogan (L) and Putin meet in Ankara. Credit: Getty Images.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is cancelling a residency agreement for thousands of African migrants one day after agreeing to it. The deal had angered right-wingers who said it would encourage further illegal immigration. Also in the programme: France faces a wave of strike action in the biggest challenge so far to President Macron's reforms; and the Chinese couple reunited with their missing daughter after a 24-year search. (Image: A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government's plan to deport African migrants. Credit: REUTERS/Corinna Kern)
South Africa's prominent anti-apartheid campaigner, Winnie Mandela, has died in Johannesburg after a long illness. She was the former wife of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela. We reflect on her life but how far was her legacy tainted in later years? Also in the programme: we'll hear about a dramatic change of tack from the Israeli government when it comes to deporting African migrants; why teachers in the US state of Oklahoma have walked out on strike, despite having a pay-rise voted through; and a Wisconsin ginseng grower reacts to the imposition of Chinese tariffs. (Photo: Winnie Mandela, photo taken in December 2017. Credit: Getty Images)
China has imposed import taxes on a range of US goods, as fears grow of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. Also in the programme: Israel scraps controversial plans to deport African migrants; And how Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco changed modern TV. (Image: US fruit products at a supermarket in Beijing. Credit: EPA/Wu Hong)
Rebel fighters have reportedly accepted a deal to relocate to the north of Syria. This leaves the eastern suburbs of Damascus almost fully under control of the Syrian government. Also in the programme: Sweden's air tax and French military service Picture: Syrian civilians hold their national flag in the former rebel-held town of Jobar, recently taken by the regime forces, in Eastern Ghouta, on April 1, 2018 Credit: AFP/Getty.
Pope Francis has urged world leaders to bring about a swift end to the carnage in Syria. In his traditional Easter message to Rome and the world, he said the Syrian people had been worn down by an apparently endless war. Also in the programme: the first Russian diplomats expelled from the United States have arrived back in Moscow and; ceremonies are taking place in England to mark exactly 100 years since the British RAF became the world's first independent air force. Picture: Pope Francis delivers the blessing on the balcony of St Peter's basilica in the Vatican. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh from London were captured in Syria in January. They are accused of being Islamic State members. They've complained they will not get a fair trial because the UK government has stripped them of their citizenship. We hear about the legal complications to bring them to justice. Also in the programme: The heavyweight title fight of the year, Britain's Anthony Joshua steps into the ring to face New Zealander Joseph Parker. And the funeral of the physicist Stephen Hawking who died two weeks ago. (Picture:Alexanda Kotey and Shafee Elsheikh handout picture. Credit: Reuters)
Two Britons accused of being Islamic State members have complained they will not get a fair trial. Also in the programme: Large crowds have attended the first funerals of the 16 Palestinian protesters shot dead by Israeli troops on Friday and; this weekend an unmanned Chinese space laboratory is expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere. Picture: Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces. Credit: Reuters
A day of violence on the border between Gaza and Israel has left more than a dozen people dead as Palestinians begin what they say will be weeks of protests. Also in the programme: Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC she is happy to be back in Pakistan on her first trip to the country since she was shot by Islamist militants; and why pollution levels have been falling in Beijing. (Image: Palestinians at a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza. Credit: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
Moscow has demanded a further reduction in the number of British diplomats in Russia in the row over the poisoning of a spy. We ask if the closure of the US consulate in St Petersburg will have an impact on local people and foreigners who work there. Also in the programme: Fears of anti-Semitism in France; Deadly clashes in Gaza border protests; and we speak to the deported Kenyan opposition figure, Miguna Miguna, at the centre of a major constitutional row. (Photo: The United States flag flies on the US embassy building in Moscow. Credit: Getty Images)
Russia expels 60 US diplomats from Russia in response to the co-ordinated expulsion of over 140 Russians. Doctors in the UK says Yulia Skripal is out of danger however, her father, the former Russia spy Sergei Skripal, remains in a critical but stable condition. Also in the programme: Dostoevsky diplomacy and Brexit one year to go. Image: Sergei Lavrov announces return sanctions on Skripal poisoning case. Credit: European Photopress Agency
Miguna Miguna claims he was beaten, drugged and forcibly removed from Kenya by political opponents just hours after the High Court ruled he must be released. Hear the response of an MP for President Kenyatta's governing party. Also in the programme: Brexit Britain marks a year out from its scheduled European Union exit; remembering the Dutch resistance figure Johan van Hulst who's credited with saving hundreds of Jewish children; and as Facebook ends its alliance with 'data broking' firms, just how much of your personal information do they hold? (Picture: Mr Miguna, left, and opposition leader Raila Odinga at the mock ceremony in January. Credit: Reuters)
Voting in the Egyptian presidential election has ended. The current President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is assured of victory, as he has only faced one barely-known challenger. We'll have a report from Cairo. Also on the programme: What impact will Kim Jong-Un's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping have on the prospects for a US-North Korean summit? And the viola player who has won a landmark case after his hearing was damaged by loud orchestral music. Picture: A woman holds a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the last day of the 3-day presidential elections in Cairo Credit: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images
China says that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has committed to denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula -- a pledge made in Beijing during meetings with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. Also in the programme: France is holding a national memorial service for the policeman who sacrificed himself to save a hostage during last week's Islamist attack and; we'll hear from the central American state of Costa Rica ahead of hard-fought Presidential elections next Sunday. Picture: This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un in Beijing. Credit: AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS/Getty Images