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President Trump Distances Himself from Alabama Loss

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:25pm
Donald Trump had supported Roy Moore who suffered a historic defeat for the party in conservative Alabama. The victory for Democrat Doug Jones narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49. Also in the programme; the Rwandan government publishes a report accusing the French government of complicity in the 1994 genocide and; an interview with the mother of a baby who was born with her heart on the outside of her body and the surgeon who saved her life. Image: A supporter of Democratic U.S. Senatorial candidate Doug Jones holds a sign as he watches election returns during an election night gathering the Sheraton Hotel on December 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Surprise Victory for Democrat in Alabama Senate Vote

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:41am
President Trump is facing further obstacles to his legislative programme with the election to the US Senate of a Democrat, Doug Jones, in Alabama. What impact will the result have on the Republican Party? We hear from a veteran Republican pollster. Also in the programme: The psychological impact of the Grenfell Tower tragedy; and we speak to the mother of the baby born with her heart outside the body. (Image: Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones and his wife Louise at the election night party in Birmingham, Alabama. Credit: REUTERS/Marvin Gentry)
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Roy Moore Faces Alabama Voters' Verdict

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:13pm
Alabama voters are choosing between a Republican accused of child abuse and a Democrat seeking an upset win in the Deep South after an ugly Senate race. While much of the Republican establishment has distanced itself from the 70-year-old former Alabama judge who denies the accusations, President Donald Trump has backed him. Also in the programme; French President Emmanuel Macron has told world leaders and heads of companies that "we are losing the battle" against climate change and; how children and teenagers are getting hooked on 'skin betting'. Image: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore exits after casting his vote at the polling location setup in the Fire Department on December 11, 2017 in Gallant, Alabama. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.
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Could US Return to Paris Deal on Climate Change?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:08am
Bankers, businessmen and world leaders meet to discuss the financing of the climate change deal commitments made two years ago. French President, Emmanuel Macron has hinted that the US could return to the Paris Agreement. Also on the programme: the US soldier who defected to North Korea dies; and the secret behind the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger. (Photo: Around 50 senior ministers and prime ministers are attending the climate summit in Paris Credit:AFP/Getty Images)
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Putin Orders Partial Withdrawal of Russian Troops from Syria

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:21pm
In an unannounced visit to Syria, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of a "significant proportion" of Russian forces there. Mr Putin made a similar withdrawal announcement last year, but Russian military operations continued. Will it materialise this time? Also in the programme; Tanzania's president has pardoned two child rapists and; Alabama voters prepare to pass judgement on a Senate candidate accused of sexually abusing teenage girls. Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad attend a meeting with Russian military officers during their visit to the Russian air base in Hmeimim in the northwestern Syrian province of Latakia on December 11, 2017. Credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images.
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EU and Israel Disagree Over Status of Jerusalem

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:52am
The European Union foreign policy chief has told Israel she does not support President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the country's capital. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during his visit to Brussels that he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital. Also in the programme; China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network" incorporating facial recognition technology and; a female Saudi director discusses the decision to lift the ban on public cinemas in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is welcomed by Federica Mogherini, the EU High representative for foreign policy, prior to the meeting with EU foreign ministers in Brussels. Credit: EPA/Eric Vidal
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Netanyahu to Meet EU Leaders Amid Tensions

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 5:24pm
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Europe trip was long planned, but comes after both French President Emmanuel Macron and EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini criticised President Trump's decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. There have also been ongoing tensions between Mr Netanyahu and EU officials over Israeli settlement building in the West Bank. Also in the programme; A vivid account of a young woman who survived a gun attack that killed sixteen people in Kabul's American University in August 2016 and; The photographer who goes further than most in her pursuit of the perfect image by actually lowering herself into volcanoes. Picture: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron look at each other during a joint news conference following their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 10, 2017. Credit: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images
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British Foreign Secretary Visits Iran

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 9:27am
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has had a "worthwhile visit" to Iran and met President Hassan Rouhani on a second day of talks in the country. A Foreign Office spokesman said both "spoke forthrightly" on several issues, including the case of jailed British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Also in the programme; protests continue across the Muslim world against President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we hear the sound of the ocean. Picture: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with his British counterpart Boris Johnson. Credit: Getty Images
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Iraq Declares War With Islamic State Over

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:18pm
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and the country had survived "united and victorious". Also in the programme; British foreign minister Boris Johnson in Tehran to discuss the fate of a British Iranian woman being held in prison there and; tens of thousands of people line the Champs Elysees in Paris to bid adieu to the rock and roll legend Jonny Hallyday. Photo: Members of the Popular Mobilisation units watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Credit: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
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Air Strikes On Gaza After Rockets Fired Into Israel

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 9:37am
Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza, saying it was targeting Hamas weapons factories and arms dumps. Also in the programme: tens of thousands of people pay tribute to the singer Johnny Hallyday at his funeral in Paris; and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds talks in Iran, including on the fate of the detained British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Picture: A Palestinian woman inspects a damaged building after Israeli air strikes hit Beit Lahia in Gaza. Credit: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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14 UN Peacekeepers killed in eastern DRC

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:21pm
Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces are suspected of killing 14 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers and wounding more than 50 others in North Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also in the programme: the United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Jerusalem following President Trump's decision to recognise the city as the capital of Israel; and the end of the beginning of the Brexit talks - but was that the easy part? (Photo: Peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) stand guard in a formation following demonstrations in North Kivu province, DRC. Credit: Reuters/Kenny Katombe)
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'Breakthrough' Deal in Brexit Talks

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:19am
PM Theresa May has struck a last-minute deal with the EU in a bid to move Brexit talks on to the next phase. There will be no "hard border" with Ireland and EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU, will see their rights protected. Also in the programme; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas under pressure to boycott talks with US Vice President Mike Pence scheduled for next month and; how a drought in Cape Town has brought a torrent of work for some. Photo: A Union Flag, an EU Flag and a 'One Way' street sign are seen in London on December 8, 2017. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
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US Senator Al Franken to Resign

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:46pm
One of the US Democrats' best known and most outspoken senators, Al Franken, has announced he is resigning following allegations of sexual misconduct. Also in the programme: what impact will the have the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel have on peace efforts? And UNESCO adds Neapolitan pizza twirling to its cultural heritage list. (Image: US Senator Al Franken. Credit: Senate TV/Reuters)
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President Trump Recognises Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:14pm
President Trump has overturned decades of US policy and recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. He also announced plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. There's been widespread condemnation of the announcement. Picture: President Trump delivers a statement recognising the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Credit: Getty Images
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President Trump Plans to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:48am
As world leaders and the Palestinians express concern over President Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a senior right-wing Israeli minister has described it as a drastic move to peace. Also in the programme; Russia responds to the decision by the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from next year's Winter Games and; France bids adieu to rock and roll legend Johnny Hallyday. Photo: People stand at Mount of Olives and look at the Old City of Jerusalem and its Dome of the Rock mosque in the centre, on December 6, 2017. Credit: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump Is Warned Against Moving US Embassy

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:16pm
Reports from capitals around the world suggest that President Trump has been warned by his fellow leaders that he will face strong reaction, if he moves the US embassy from the Israeli capital Tel Aviv to the religious city of Jerusalem. Jordan's Prince Hassan bin Talal reflects on the possible repercussions. Also we hear more on why the International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics; and the danger of conflict over water. Picture: Jerusalem's Old City, with the Mount of Olives in the background; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Catalan Election Campaign Kicks Off

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:01pm
Leading candidates remain in prison and exile as Catalan parties start campaigning for the regional election on 21 December. The Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn a European arrest warrant for the former leader of the region, Carles Puigdemont, but he still faces arrest on charges of sedition were he to return to Spain. Also in the programme: Georgia's former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, has been freed by his supporters, shortly after being arrested in Ukraine; and an insider's perspective on what has been happening at the US State Department. (Image: Members of the "Junts per Catalunya" grouping at a press conference in Barcelona. Credit: AFP/Getty Images/Pau Barren)
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Yemen's Houthis Kill Former President

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:33pm
Yemen's Former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed days after he turned against the Houthi rebels in the country's civil war. Top UN humanitarian official, Jamie McGoldrick, calls for humanitarian pause. Also in the programme: UK and EU fail to reach Brexit deal; and arrests over murder of Malta's anti-corruption journalist. (Photo: Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Credit: PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former Yemen Leader Saleh 'Killed'

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:04am
Reports from Yemen say ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with his former allies, the Houthis. What will this mean for the prospects of peace in the war-torn and impoverished country? Also in the programme; two senior figures in the sacked Catalan separatist government must stay in jail but six others can go free and; everybody is talking about Bitcoin but how easy is it to spend it? Picture: Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh gives a speech addressing his supporters during a rally on August 24, 2017. Credit: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump Slams FBI on Twitter

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 5:42pm
President Trump launches online tirade against the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and accuses its former director of lying. Also in the programme: has Yemen's former president switched sides? And 50 on from the first heart transplant. (Photo: The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, at the facade of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building, in Washington, DC, USA. Credit: EPA/JIM LO SCALZO)
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