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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

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English


Episodes

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

10/23/2019
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WeWork has been bailed out by its biggest shareholder – what will it do next? (Image: WeWork offices in San Francisco. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:13:01

Justin Trudeau

10/22/2019
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Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government. We get reaction from Liberal Party strategist Amanda Alvaro, and from chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet. (Image: Justin Trudeau, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:07:06

Birds

10/22/2019
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An installation featuring a dawn chorus with the songs of real birds and ones created by artificial intelligence is part of a new exhibition at London's Somerset House.The artist, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, believes bird life is under threat from modern urban lifestyles. Research indicates that bird numbers in the UK have dropped dramatically in recent decades. The exhibition opens on 31 October. (Image: Blackbird, credit: Science Photo Library)

Duration:00:04:14

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

10/22/2019
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If Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan passes Parliament, what happens to the UK’s trade relationship with the EU? (Image: containers at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk. Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:11:32

US troops to Iraq

10/21/2019
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The Pentagon has admitted that at least 1000 special forces will be redeployed to Iraq from Syria to try to stop the resurgence of so-called 'Isis'. We speak to former United States Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul about whether he was surprised that troops were being redeployed there. (Image: US army in Syria, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:05:55

Farmageddon

10/21/2019
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The creator of Wallace and Gromit and Britain's most decorated director, Nick Park has a new film out. 'Farmageddon' is the second Shaun the Sheep film and comes 30 years after Wallace and Gromit made their debut. He spoke to Nicola Stanbridge about his new release. (Image: Nick Park, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:04:42

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

10/21/2019
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Sterling has been quite a good guide to what's happening with Brexit - what will trading in the pound tell us about what might happen next? (Image: British one pound sterling coins and two Euro coins are arranged in front of the European Union flag. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:41

Friday's business with Dharshini David

10/18/2019
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Business leaders have some concerns over the future of the UK's relationship with the EU (Image: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to attend a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:11:56

Thursday's business with Dharshini David

10/17/2019
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How will the latest Brexit proposals work? (Image: a woman walks past the flags of the EU and UK one day prior to a summit of European Union leaders at the European Council on October 16, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:13:23

Wednesday's business with Dharshini David

10/16/2019
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Will Woodford Equity Income investors get their money back? (Image: Neil Woodford, fund manager and the founding partner of Woodford Investment Management. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:11:55

Tuesday's business with Dharshini David

10/15/2019
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As the UK tries to agree a deal with Brussels by Thursday, many businesses here are already feeling the pain (Image: production line at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland. Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:12:41

Monday's business with Dharshini David

10/14/2019
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What now for Facebook's cryptocurrency project Libra after major partners drop out? (Image: representations of virtual currency and Libra logo illustration picture. Credit: Reuters

Duration:00:12:00

John Le Carre's new spy novel

10/14/2019
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John Le Carré, known for writing espionage novels including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Night Manager, speaks to Today's James Naughtie about his 24th novel Agent Running in the Field. He also discusses Brexit, nostalgia and nationalism. (Image: John Le Carré, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:34:46

Russia: 30 years since the Soviet Empire

10/11/2019
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It is 30 years since the tumultuous events of 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, the Iron Curtain lifted and the Soviet Empire began to crumble. Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been looking at how Russia is trying to restore its influence, in a special series of reports. (Image: Russian march, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:26:12

Terrorism trials

10/11/2019
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The attacks by Turkish troops on northern Syria have hit some prisons holding fighters from ISIS and two high profile British ISIS militants have been taken into US custody after fears they could escape. But should they be tried in the UK? The man responsible for reviewing UK terrorism law - Jonathan Hall QC - believes so, but gathering evidence against them is not so easy, he explains. (Image: British ISIS fighters El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:08:12

Turkey Syria offensive

10/11/2019
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As Turkey presses on with its offensive on Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, we speak to the UK's UN ambassador Karen Pierce and US national intelligence head James Clapper. He says abandoning support for Kurdish troops was "an egregious breach of faith". (Image: Pro-Turkish Syrian National Army forces, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:04:21

Friday's business with Dharshini David

10/11/2019
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The US is threatening to put tariffs on a further $300bn of Chinese-made goods next month. Can that be averted? Plus, the markets and HMV in Birmingham. (Photo: Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:52

The non-binary debate

10/10/2019
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Twelve-year-old Paul decided six months ago to no longer identify as a boy. So how should schools handle young people who are wrestling with their gender identity? We hear from Stephanie Davies-Arai, founder of Transgender Trend - a group of parents who are concerned about the medical transition of children. We also speak to Jo Wincott from the Association of Head Teachers in Essex. (Image: Toilets, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:41

Turkey's Syria offensive

10/10/2019
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Turkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. We hear from a senior adviser to Turkey’s President Erdogan, Gulnur Aybet, and former chief of MI6 and the UK's former ambassador to the United Nations Sir John Sawers. (Image: Turkish-backed rebels, credit : Getty Images)

Duration:00:13:11

WAGs row

10/10/2019
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Coleen Rooney, the wife of footballer Wayne Rooney, has claimed that someone using her friend Rebekah Vardy's Instagram account has leaked stories about her to a tabloid newspaper. We speak to another footballer's wife, Magali Gorre and Liz Lake, who worked on the TV drama Footballer's Wives. (Image: Coleen and Rebekah, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:06:02