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NATO Expels Russian Diplomats

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:24pm
NATO expels seven Russian diplomats and denies accreditation to three more in response to the Skripal poisoning. Also in the programme: Sergei Skripal's niece Viktoria speaks and DRC violence. Picture: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses the press at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 27, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
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Diplomat Expulsions: 'What are the rules now?'

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:23am
Russia has promised a tough response to the decision by more than twenty countries to expel its diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in the UK. Also in the programme: reports of a mystery train arriving in Beijing from North Korea - we ask, who's on it? and; can plastic prevent coral bleaching? Picture: The President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
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Global Expulsion of Russian Diplomats

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:32pm
Twenty-one countries expel over 100 Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated reaction to the UK Salisbury attack. The US alone has ordered 60 to leave. Also in the programme: anti-semitism in the UK opposition Labour party and who is on the mysterious train carrying a VIP to China? Picture: A brass plaque written in English and Cyrillic at the front gate of the Embassy of the Russian Federation March 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images.
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Actress Alleges Threats Made Over Sex With Trump

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:21am
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep quiet about her claims of a sexual encounter with US President Donald Trump. Mr Trump denies having an affair with the actress. Also in the programme: Many dead in blaze at Russian shopping centre; and warning of another possible cholera outbreak in Yemen. (Photo: Stormy Daniels, Credit: Reuters)
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Former Catalan President Arrested

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 5:14pm
Carles Puidgemont, who is wanted in Spain for sedition and rebellion, was held by German police acting on a European arrest warrant. Also in the programme: Australia's day of shame amid cricket ball-tampering row; and founder of Venezuelan El Sistema youth orchestras, José Abreu, dies. (Photo: Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Credit: Reuters)
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Tributes to Victims of Islamist Attack in France

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 9:12am
A special Mass in the French town of Trèbes has honoured four people killed by an Islamist gunman on Friday. We hear from a French policeman on the mood in the security forces. Also: the former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has been detained in Germany; and the jazz ambassadors of the Cold War. (Picture: Flowers to victims of Trèbes attack with an image of Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame. Credit: AFP/Eric Cabanis/Getty Images).
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Huge US Gun-control Rallies

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:04pm
Mass student-led protests, under the banner March For Our Lives, call for tighter gun control across the US in the wake of Parkland school shooting. Also in the programme: France honours 'hero' police officer who was killed after swapping with hostage; and the philosophical questions behind driverless car technology. (Photo: Hundreds of thousands attend March For Our Lives in Washington DC. Credit: Getty Images)
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French Police 'Hero' Dies

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:11am
A police officer who swapped himself for a hostage being held by a suspected Islamist gunman in France has died of his injuries. His cousin pays tribute to him. Also in the programme: protesters gather in the United States to call for stricter gun laws; the first non-stop flight between Europe and Australia takes to the air; and can autonomous automobiles be programmed to make moral decisions about who lives and dies? (Picture: Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, 44, died after helping to bring the siege to an end. Credit: EPA)
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France Shooting

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 6:24pm
A French policeman who swapped places with a hostage during an Islamist attack is fighting for his life in hospital. The gunman is dead. Also in the programme: We profile President Trump's new national security advisor, John Bolton. And we hear about the challenging composer, whose work has been chosen to mark Iceland's century of independence. (Photo: French National Gendarmerie Intervention. Credit: AFP)
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Several Dead in French Hostage Situation

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:04pm
A man has taken a hostage in the town of Trèbes, southern France. Three people are believed to be dead. Also in the programme: John Bolton is to become the new US national security advisor and the changing face of the spy business. Picture: French gendarmes block access to Trèbes, where a man took hostages at a supermarket on March 23, 2018 in Trèbes, southwest France. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
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President Trump Announces China Tariffs

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 6:18pm
The US plans to impose tariffs on about $50bn in Chinese goods and limit the country's investment in the US in retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft. Also in the programme: Syrian rebels and their families have begun leaving Syria's Eastern Ghouta, and meet the 106-year-old driver who has no plans to hand over her licence. Picture: U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by members of the business community as he holds up a signed presidential memorandum. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
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Russia Brands Boris Johnson's Putin-Hitler Comparison 'Disgusting'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:25am
Russia has hit out at Boris Johnson for likening Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, calling it "utterly disgusting" and "unacceptable". The Foreign Secretary suggested the Russian President will "glory" in this summer's World Cup in a similar way to the German dictator during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Also in the programme: One year after a terror attack here in London, we hear from the politician who tried to save the life of a policeman outside the British Houses of Parliament and; Syrian rebel fighters begin leaving a besieged area near Damascus. Picture: Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves his home on March 22, 2018 in London. Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
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Zuckerberg: Facebook 'Made Mistakes' in Data Scandal

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:10pm
Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, admits the giant social network's made mistakes over the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal and promises changes. How far is the European Union about to change the game? Also in the programme: What deal did the Nigerian authorities strike with Boko Haram to secure the release of abducted schoolgirls? And police in Texas identify the Austin bomber. (Photo: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Facebook Data Row: Cambridge Analytica Academic a 'Scapegoat'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:16am
An academic who created an app which harvested data from 50 million users says he has been made "a scapegoat" for Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Also in the programme: People in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Dapchi are celebrating the return of most of the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month; and we hear from a Palestinian doctor who saw three of his daughters killed when an Israeli tank attacked his home in Gaza - but who refuses to hate in their name. Picture: Logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook. Credit: Getty Images/AFP.
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Facebook to be Investigated Over Alleged Data Misuse

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:40pm
US, British and European parliaments have all asked the Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to explain the company’s connection to data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. Also in the programme: A huge crack has opened up in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley; and Senator Bernie Sanders explains why he believes the US should end its involvement in the conflict in Yemen. Picture:Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event in 2012. Credit: Getty Images
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Xi Jinping Lays Out China Vision

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:27am
Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said "achieving total unity" was the "collective hope of all Chinese people" and any attempts to divide it were "doomed to fail". Also in the programme: A women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct is running for office, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia arrives in Washington. Picture: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People. Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images.
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19/03/2018 GMT

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:59pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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What Does Putin's Victory Mean for Russia and the World?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15am
International observers have made a string of criticisms of the Russian elections that have given President Putin another six years in power. We discuss what his victory means for Russia and the rest of the world. Also in the programme: Britain and the EU have announced a "decisive step" towards an orderly Brexit deal; and a "game changer" in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Picture: Vladimir Putin votes at a polling station during Russia's presidential election. Credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
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Putin Wins Landslide Victory

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 6:18pm
With over three-quarters of the vote, Putin wins a clear fourth term as Russia's president. We hear from a supporter and from a chemical weapons consultant ahead of the visit to the UK by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a rally at Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin in Moscow Credit: EPA
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Kurds Ousted From Afrin City

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:11am
Turkish troops and their Syrian allies have taken the city of Afrin in northern Syria after a two-month battle. More than 150,000 people have reportedly fled Afrin in recent days, most moving south towards territory controlled by the Syrian government. Also in the programme: Russia insists it never produced nerve agent used in former double agent's poisoning; and why a popular TV host is going on trial in Egypt. (Image: Turkish-based troops in Afrin city. Credit: REUTERS/ Khalil Ashawi)
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