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CNN Talk with Max Foster tackles the major news stories and talking points of the day. A panel of regular contributors debate, discuss and argue about the major stories affecting your world. Available live on CNNI daily at 7a ET.

CNN Talk with Max Foster tackles the major news stories and talking points of the day. A panel of regular contributors debate, discuss and argue about the major stories affecting your world. Available live on CNNI daily at 7a ET.
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CNN Talk with Max Foster tackles the major news stories and talking points of the day. A panel of regular contributors debate, discuss and argue about the major stories affecting your world. Available live on CNNI daily at 7a ET.




How Should Trump Respond When The Migrant Caravan Reaches The U.S. Border?

A migrant caravan of about 7,500 people are marching north through Mexico with the aim of reaching the U.S. border and seeking asylum. U.S. President Donald Trump says that Mexico's police and military are unable to stop the caravan, which he claims includes "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners". Trump says he will cut off, or substantially reduce, foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. As the migrants stream north, all eyes are on Mexico's government - now under pressure...


How Should Trump Deal With Saudi Arabia?

It's been a weekend of stunning developments surrounding the case of Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia finally admitting that Khashoggi was killed but that it was a "tremendous mistake ... and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up." On Saturday, U.S. President Trump told the Washington Post said that "obviously there's been deception and there's been lies" but again praised the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, calling him strong and saying "he's seen as a person...


Khashoggi Outrage: Should The West Continue To Do Business With Saudi Arabia?

The global outrage continues amid mounting reports of Saudi involvement in what happened to missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. U.S. President Donald said for the first time that he believes Khashoggi is no longer alive. Also, U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, has pulled out of a planned appearance at a Saudi investment conference dubbed "The Davos of the Desert" next week. As investors and businesses distance themselves from Riyadh at this time, we ask "Should the West continue...


Is a no-deal Brexit now inevitable?

Britain could extend the Brexit transition window to allow more time for trade talks. Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she is considering the move in an attempt to break deadlocked talks. It comes as plans for a special summit next month to complete the deal are shelved. On our panel: Iain Dale - LBC Radio Host, Nina Schick - Political Commentator and Stig Abell - Times Literary Supplement's Editor & Publisher. via Knit


Should cannabis be legalized worldwide?

It's a big day in Canada. The country becomes only the second in the world to legalize marijuana for recreational use. It's a campaign promise fulfilled for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and a cause for celebration for advocates across the country. But is it a good idea? And should other countries follow suit? Max Foster hosts a discussion with Iain Dale, Ayesha Hazarika and Liam Halligan. via Knit


How should the world respond if Saudi Arabia admits to killing Khashoggi?

In a shocking new development in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, sources tell CNN that the Saudis are preparing to admit he died during an interrogation gone wrong. Khashoggi's family are demanding an independent investigation into his apparent death, while Donald Trump has dispatched his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to get answers from the Saudis. On today's CNN Talk, Max Foster anchors a conversation with Bonnie Greer and Rachel Shabi. CNN Senior...


Meghan pregnant: Is your country excited?

The CNN Talk team scrambled down to Buckingham Palace this morning, after the news broke that Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child. Both have spoken about wanting a family, and the announcement is just the latest big news for the couple who's May wedding was the talk of the nation. We want to know how this latest royal baby news is being received where you live. Max Foster anchors a conversation with Liam Halligan, Ayesha Hazarika and Iain Dale. via Knit


Does royal charity work justify the public expense?

They are partying at Windsor Castle once again today, as Princess Eugenie and her now-husband Jack Brooksbank tie the knot. Eugenie is ninth in line to the throne, and the high price tag for her nuptials has raised eyebrows about how much money should be spent on the royal family. But today's wedding comes just one day after Princes William and Harry took part in a major conference aimed at ending wildlife trafficking - just one of many causes the royal family supports enthusiastically. So,...


Missing Saudi journalist: How should the world respond?

Washington Post Columnist and prominent Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He hasn't been seen or heard from since. Fingers have been pointed at the Saudi regime, which denies any involvement in his disappearance. Now, as grisly details about his likely killing emerge in the press, western governments are starting to demand answers and action. Max Foster anchors a conversation with Nina Schick, Iain Dale and Liam Halligan. via Knit


Is Hillary Clinton right that American democracy is in crisis?

Monday in Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump hosted a ceremony at the White House. It was a celebration of sorts to mark the confirmation of his contentious Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Today, former Trump challenger Hillary Clinton sat down with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, to talk about Kavanaugh's confirmation and the state of American democracy. And the CNN Talk panel dissected it all, with anchor Max Foster and contributors Iain Dale, Afua Hirsch and Bonnie Greer. via Knit


Climate change warning: Can we give up our addiction to oil?

Governments around the world face a stark new warning. It comes from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The panel warns that Earth will reach the crucial threshold of one-and-a-half degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030.This greatly raises the risk of extreme drought, wildfires and floods. On our panel: Liam Halligan, Columnist at The Sunday Telegraph, Ayesha Hazarika -- Political Commentator and Comedian and Andrew MacDougall -- Former...


Can the Nobel Peace Prize help to end the use of rape as a weapon of war?

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to two people at the forefront of the fight to end the use of sexual violence in war. Dr. Denis Mukwege is a Congolese surgeon, who is one of the world's foremost experts in repairing the physical damage from gang rape. Nadia Murad is herself a survivor of sexual violence, having been kept as a sex slave by ISIS militants after she was kidnapped in Northern Iraq. So, will the Nobel help to shine a light on and end the practice of rape in war? Max Foster...


Kavanaugh report imminent: What impact will Trump's rally rant have?

U.S. President Donald Trump has - in recent days - painted two very different pictures of his Supreme Court nominee and the woman who accuses that nominee of sexual assault. Trump took to the stage at a rally to mock Christine Blasey Ford's testimony, while praising Brett Kavanaugh and painting him as a victim in the process. With the FBI set to release its report into the Kavanaugh allegations, what impact do Trump's statements have? Max Foster anchors a conversation with Nina Schick,...


Theresa May speech: Are Britain's best days ahead after Brexit?

CNN Talk is live at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England, where British Prime Minister Theresa May gave the speech of her life today. Under political pressure over Brexit from within her own party, the PM had to deliver a winner today to try to dispel rumors that her leadership might not last much longer. So did she do enough? Max Foster anchors from inside the conference hall, with Iain Dale, Ayesha Hazarika and Liam Halligan. via Knit


Kavanaugh probe: Should anything be off limits?

President Donald Trump says Democrats have been trying to destroy his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh since he was first announced. Mr. Trump says he wants a thorough but swift investigation of sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. So, should anything be off limits? On our panel are: Charlie Wolf - Broadcaster, writer and commentator, Bonnie Greer - Playwright and Columnist, at The New European and Andrew MacDougall - Former Communications Director for Canadian PM Stephen...


Six months to go: How can Britain make a success of Brexit?

The clock is ticking! There now less than 6 months left until Britain takes a historic step into the unknown by leaving the European Union. It's crunch time on many fronts - British Prime Minister Theresa May must find a deal that both her party and the EU can agree to. Meanwhile, multiple Tories seem to be conspiring to take over her job, including Boris Johnson and potential new challenger Jeremy Hunt. So is there still time for Britain to make a success of Brexit? Hannah Vaughan Jones...


Kavanaugh v. Blasey Ford: Your verdict

It was the hearing that captivated Washington. A woman, testifying about a decades-old sexual assault that she says changed her life. A man, vociferously denying those claims and fighting to clear his name. And the incredibly dramatic context, an internationally televised hearing before a U.S. Senate panel. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh had their say during yesterday's session. Now, CNN Talk wants to know what you think. Max Foster anchors, with panelists Bonnie Greer, Charlie...


Kavanaugh and accuser testify: Can both sides get a fair hearing?

All eyes will be on a hearing room on Capitol Hill today, as U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testify. Blasey Ford alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. Kavanaugh has strongly denied her allegation, as well as others that have emerged. How will today's hearing play out? And can either side get a fair hearing? Max Foster anchors a powerful conversation with Bonnie Greer, Iain Dale and Brian Klaas. via Knit


Trump at the U.N.: What should the world do about Iran?

U.S. President Donald Trump says Iran is sowing "chaos and death." His National Security Adviser John Bolton says there will be "hell to pay" if Iran threatens the United States. But Europe and other parts of the world say they want to work with Iran, and point to Tehran's certified compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal. So who's right? How should the world deal with Iran? Max Foster anchors a conversation with Iain Dale, Bonnie Greer, and Liam Halligan. CNN Senior Correspondent Nick...


Trump at the UN: is the world body still relevant?

Donald Trump is in New York for the UN General Assembly. The US President has criticised the United Nations before, for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement. So is the United Nations still relevant? Or has it shown itself incapable of making a difference in the world's biggest conflicts? On our panel : Bonnie Greer -- Playwright and Columnist, at The New European, George Pascoe-Watson -- Senior Partner & Chief Adviser at Portland Communications, and Andrew MacDougall from Trafalgar Strategy...