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Macron Hits Out at Trump Policies

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:50pm
President Macron delivers a hard-hitting speech criticising some of President Turmp's policies to both houses of the US Congress. Also in the programme: webstresser.org shut down and remembering ANZAC day (Picture: President Macron delivers a hard-hitting speech criticising some of President Turmp's policies to both houses of the US Congress. Credit: EPA)
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Indian Guru Convicted For Rape

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:17am
A self-styled Indian spiritual guru who claims millions of followers worldwide has been given a life sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl. Also in the programme: Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, and why is the fight against malaria stalling? Image: Indian spiritual guru Asaram Bapu. Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images.
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Macron Says New Iran Deal Needed

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:38pm
President Macron of France has said that a new additional deal must be negotiated with Iran to curb its regional activities and ballistic missile programme. Also in the programme: Canada's hero cop and resolving conflict in the Moluccas Picture: US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 24, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
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Macron And Trump to Discuss Iran Deal

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:24am
Iran has warned of severe consequences if the US withdraws from an international nuclear deal, as President Macron of France tries to persuade Donald Trump not to pull out. Also in the programme: The man accused of killing ten people by driving a van into them in the Canadian city of Toronto is due in court; and Bollywood's MeToo movement. (Image: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. Credit: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)
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23/04/2018 GMT

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:26pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Armenian Prime Minister Resigns

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:09am
Armenia's premier Serzh Sargysan resigns after days of street protests. Demonstrators had accused him of trying to cling to power after completing two terms as president. Also in the programme: British financial expert sues Facebook for defamation over adverts using his image; and the threat from development to the Tapanuli orangutan in Northern Sumatra. Picture: Serzh Sargsyan. Credit: VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images
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Suicide Blast Hits Kabul

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 5:12pm
A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in Kabul kills dozens. The Islamic State group claims responsibility. Also in the programme: Protests in Armenia continues after arrest of opposition leader; and what to expect from French President Macron's visit to the US? (Photo: Suicide bomb attack at Kabul's voter registration centre. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
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Armenia Unrest: Police detain protest leader

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 9:37am
Police in Armenia have detained an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests. Also on the programme: the man who is hoping to stop President Maduro being re-elected in Venezuela; and the US airman who went missing after stealing a plane (Picture: Armenian opposition leader, Nikol Pashinyan calls on supporters to launch a "velvet revolution" Credit: AFP)
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Chemical Weapons Inspectors Enter Douma

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 5:15pm
A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have finally inspected the site of a suspected assault in Douma, Syria. But given two weeks have elapsed, how valuable will any evidence they collect be in determining the nature and perpetrator of any attack? Also in the programme: anti-government protests continue on the streets of Nicaragua; Iran's morality police under the spotlight after video emerges of a violent confrontation involving a young woman; and Zimbabwe counts the cost to its citizens' health after the mass sacking of nurses. Picture: The OPCW at The Hague has shown the kind of bullet-proof vests and helmets used by its staff on missions. Credit: AFP.
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North Korea 'Halts Missile and Nuclear Tests'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 9:17am
North Korea has announced the immediate suspension of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests -- and says it will shut down its nuclear test site. Also in the programme: Anti-government protests in Nicaragua continue; and we hear from the Zimbabwean nurses who are telling their government they need more money. Picture: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in August 2017. Credit: Getty Images
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US Democratic Party sues over alleged election conspiracy

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:44pm
The Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Russia, the Trump election campaign and Wikileaks, accusing them of conspiring to swing the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favour. Also in the programme: a plea for forgiveness for its past killings by the Spanish separatist group ETA; and a tribute to Arsene Wenger, departing manager of Arsenal Football Club. Photo: Hillary Clinton addressing the crowd inside the Reynolds Coliseum during a final campaign stop before election day, on November 7th 2016. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
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North and South Korea Set up Hotline Ahead of Summit

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:17am
A direct telephone hotline has been set up between the leaders of North and South Korea for the first time. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and his southern counterpart, Moon Jae-in, are expected to use it before meeting in person next week. Also in the programme: The Basque separatist group, ETA, has asked for forgiveness from the innocent victims caught up in its armed struggle against Spain; and the Arsenal football manager, Arsene Wenger, has announced he's standing down after twenty two years in charge. Photo: Mr Kim (L) and Mr Moon (R) are expected to hold a telephone call before their face-to-face meeting next week. Credit: Getty images
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Should Prince Charles Be Next Head Of Commonwealth?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:51pm
The Queen has expressed her desire for Prince Charles to take over her Commonwealth role. Should he? Biographer Tom Bower and royal historian Hugo Vickers discuss the future role of the heir to the British throne. Also on the programme: how do former staff of the FBI feel about the ex-director James Comey and his apparent love of the limelight? And why have nomadic sea divers in Indonesia evolved bigger spleens than the rest of us? (Picture: The Queen and Prince Charles at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London Credit: PA)
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Queen Elizabeth Backs Son for Commonwealth Job

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:17am
Queen Elizabeth II declares "sincere wish" for Prince Charles to lead Commonwealth and Helen Clark on the future of the Commonwealth. Also in the programme: Hans Asperger's past and Britain's representative to the OPCW (Picture: Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Getty Images)
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Cuba Announces Castro Successor

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:32pm
Miguel Diaz-Canel is likely to be approved by Cuba’s National Assembly. He will be the first Cuban leader in almost 60 years who isn’t a Castro. Also in the programme: The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calls snap parliamentary and presidential elections; and the Icelandic prisoner who escaped to Sweden on the same plane as the country’s prime minister. Picture: Miguel Diaz-Canel in March 2018. Credit: Getty Images
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CIA Chief Meets Kim Jong-un

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:06am
CIA director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang last week, ahead of planned talks between President Trump and the North Korean leader on that country's nuclear ambitions. But what could a possible deal look like? Also in the programme: as Raúl Castro prepares to step down from Cuba's presidency; Facebook faces a facial recognition backlash in Europe; and the art of 'professional mourning'. Picture: an undated image released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang.
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Syria Says Chemical Weapons Experts Reach Attack Site

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 5:06pm
Syrian authorities say inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have arrived in Douma to investigate the suspected chemical attack on April 7th. But the US State Department says the OPCW have yet to enter the site. Also in the programme: PM of Antigua and Barbuda calls on UK to compensate Caribbean immigrants whose right to live in country was wrongly questioned; and there have been protests in Armenia after parliament voted to allow the country’s president to remain in power. Picture: General view of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 17th 2018. Credit: Getty Images
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Syrian State TV Says Chemical Weapons Inspectors Are In Douma

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:11am
Syrian state TV says investigators from the chemical weapons watchdog (the OPCW) have arrived in Douma, where the Syrian government denies carrying out an alleged chemical weapons attack on 7 April. Also in the programme: Myanmar releases 8,500 prisoners in a holiday amnesty; and the Chinese economy posts strong growth amid concerns over growing debt levels. (Photo: A child is hosed down after the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. Credit: Reuters)
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Chemical Weapons Experts Denied Access to Syria Attack Site

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:27pm
Russia says inspectors will be allowed to visit scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack on Wednesday. But Britain and the United States say Moscow and the Syrian government have been tampering with the evidence. Also in the programme: the British government apologises for the treatment of thousands of people who arrived in the UK as children in the first wave of Commonwealth immigration 70 years ago; and Harald Bluetooth’s treasure trove. Picture: Syrians ride a motorbike along a destroyed street in Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 16, 2018. Credit: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images
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Russia Denies Tampering With Syria Site

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:11am
The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has denied that Moscow has blocked an investigation by international chemical weapons inspectors into a possible chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. Also in the programme: The former FBI director James Comey speaks out saying Donald Trump is morally unfit to be president and may be vulnerable to Russian blackmail; And the migrants who came to the UK from the Caribbean 70 years ago are now struggling to prove their British identity. (Photo: A Syrian soldier inspects the wreckage of a building described as part of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) compound in the Barzeh district, north of Damascus, during a press tour organised by the Syrian information ministry, on April 14, 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
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