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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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Bolivia election: Evo Morales's ally Luis Arce set for win

10/19/2020
A quick count suggests socialist candidate Luis Arce of the Mas party is set to win Bolivia's presidential election in the first round. Also in the programme: French government’s crackdown on those who spread hatred and division; and how cold-water swimming may not just be good for you now, but also when you are older. (Photo: Presidential candidate Luis Arce of the Movement to Socialism party (MAS). Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:49:53

French police visit suspected militant Islamists after beheading

10/19/2020
French police are visiting suspected militant Islamists after the beheading of a teacher last week. The interior minister, Gerald Darmanin, said the operation was intended to send a message that there will be no respite for the enemies of the French republic. Also in the programme: The socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win Bolivia's presidential election without the need for a run-off; and thousands of indigenous Australians are expected to join a legal action, claiming compensation...

Duration:00:50:34

France pays tribute to beheaded teacher

10/18/2020
Thousands of people have taken part in demonstrations across France to honour Samuel Paty, a history teacher beheaded by a suspected Islamist on Friday in the north western Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. We hear from Cecile Ribet-Retel, president of the parents' association at the school where he taught. Also in the programme: The President of the west African state of Guinea, Alpha Conde, is running for a controversial third term -- he's Guinea's first democratically-elected...

Duration:00:50:09

Armenia-Azerbaijan truce broken minutes after deal

10/18/2020
The latest attempt at a ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia has broken down within hours, with each side blaming the other. We hear from officials from both sides. Also on the programme: Iran says it will not go on a weapons-buying spree despite the expiry of a UN arms embargo against the country; and we hear about the impact of the Trump administration's policies on the environment, and what might change if Joe Biden wins the election. (Photo: A man removes debris in the...

Duration:00:50:21

France honours murdered teacher

10/17/2020
People pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the teacher murdered in a Paris suburb yesterday as France's anti-terrorism prosecutor identifies the killer as an 18-year-old Russian citizen of Chechen origin. Also in the programme: the aftermath of a rocket attack in Ganja, Azerbaijan; and we preview Bolivia's presidential election. (Picture:People gather in front of the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine, France)

Duration:00:50:15

France: Teacher beheaded after showing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad

10/17/2020
French police are questioning four people after a teacher in a suburb of Paris was beheaded by a suspected Islamist extremist. We hear from Jean-Remi Girard, president of the National Union of School Teachers. Also in the programme: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in the country's general election; and a city in eastern China has started offering a coronavirus vaccine to the general public - although it has not yet completed clinical trials. (Photo:...

Duration:00:47:25

British government says no point in post-Brexit trade talks continuing

10/16/2020
The office of the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has said there is no point in post-Brexit trade talks continuing next week unless the EU is prepared to discuss the detailed legal text of a partnership. Also, a teacher has been beheaded in a suburb of Paris by a knife-wielding assailant who was shot dead by the police. And prosecutors in the US have formally charged Mexico's former defence minister, General Salvador Cienfuegos, with drug trafficking following his arrest in Los...

Duration:00:50:36

Brexit: UK must 'get ready' for no EU trade deal, says British Prime Minister

10/16/2020
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the country must prepare for a "no deal" trade relationship with the European Union at the end of the year. Also in the programme: The UN special envoy for Afghanistan has warned than rising violence is threatening to disrupt progress in peace talks with the Taliban. And the number of Coronavirus cases in Europe continue to rise, with more than thirty-thousand new cases reported in France. (Photo: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Credit:...

Duration:00:49:53

Trump campaigns in key states

10/15/2020
Donald Trump visits North Carolina before flying off to a town hall meeting in Florida. The Democrats' vice-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, suspended in-person campaigning in North Carolina after her communications director and a flight crew member tested positive for Covid-19. Also, anti-government protesters, some also calling for curbs on the power of the king, have dispersed in the Thai capital, Bangkok. And we hear from one of the Nigerians calling for the reform of the police...

Duration:00:50:25

Thai Protestors Detained

10/15/2020
Thousands of people marching through the streets of the capital, Bangkok call for greater democracy: reforms to curb the power of the pro-military government and the king in Thailand. Also on the programme, we report on voter suppression in the US state of Georgia. And African Jazz in the time of Covid - Despite strict measures, audiences in the south of France get some musical respite (Photo: Protestors & Police Clash in Bangkok; Credit: Reuters/Jorge Silva)

Duration:00:50:28

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Armenia suffers significant casualties

10/14/2020
The prime minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, has admitted that his forces have suffered significant casualties in the battle with Azerbaijan for the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In a televised address, Mr Pashinyan said the situation was difficult, but Armenian forces were still in general control. We hear from Armenia's deputy defence minister, Gabriel Balayan. Also, We'll hear from the hospital in Helmand, caught in the middle of the surge in fighting between the Taliban and...

Duration:00:48:37

New rules in European countries to fight a second surge of Covid-19

10/14/2020
Bars and restaurants shut in the Netherlands and parts of Spain as virus cases rise. In the Netherlands there's a high rate of infection - almost 44,000 confirmed cases in the past week. Also in the programme: Mass protests in Nigeria against a notorious police unit - the Special Anti-Robbery Squad or SARS; and a rare first edition of Shakespeare's plays goes under the hammer at Christie's auction house in New York. (Photo: A coronavirus test underway. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:49:12

Afghanistan: Families flee fresh fighting in Helmand

10/13/2020
Thousands of families are fleeing their homes as heavy fighting between government forces and the Taliban rages in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Also in the programme: Protests in Nigeria against police brutality; and does it matter who's been elected on to the UN Human Rights Council? (Photo: Afghans flee their villages as fighting intensifies between Taliban militants and security forces. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:49:51

Czech Republic: from model Covid-19 response to Europe's new virus hotspot

10/13/2020
New restrictions on schools, restaurants and bars as the Czech Republic records both the highest and the fastest-growing daily number of new Covid-19 cases per capita in Europe. The Czech Health Minister Roman Prymula tells us "it’s a real fight to keep more people alive". Also in the programme: a US doctor who travelled to Nagorno-Karabakh tells us the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has to stop; and a fifth case of Covid-19 reinfection raises more questions about the idea of herd...

Duration:00:49:21

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominee testifies in Supreme Court hearing

10/12/2020
US Democrats in the Senate have spelled out what they believe will be the disastrous effect on the rights of Americans if Republicans confirm President Trump's nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. So What sort of Justice would she be and what impact could she have on the election? Also, the British government announces a range of new coronavirus restrictions, as cases mount. But will they work? And can Thailand reinvent tourism in the age of the virus? (Photo: Amy Coney Barrett....

Duration:00:50:50

US Senate starts Supreme Court confirmation hearings

10/12/2020
The US Senate Judiciary Committee has begun a confirmation hearing for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, in what the chairman Lindsey Graham acknowledged would be a 'long contentious week'. Also in the programme: The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected a proposal by Azerbaijan to bring its ally Turkey into talks about the future of the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region; and Qingdao China tests all of its nine million residents after just a handful of...

Duration:00:48:56

Nagorno Karabakh: air raid sirens sound in the main city as shelling restarts

10/11/2020
Russia and the European Union have stressed the need for Armenia and Azerbaijan to heed the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh, as air raid sirens sounded in the main city, Stepanakert. The Armenian authorities in Karabakh say the city is now being shelled again. Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev earlier accused Armenia of a war crime after rockets destroyed housing in Azerbaijan's second city Ganja. Also in the programme: Belarussian protestors face tougher police crackdown; a notorious...

Duration:00:48:43

Armenia Azerbaijan: Reports of fresh shelling dent ceasefire hopes

10/11/2020
Armenian rocket has destroyed an apartment block in Azerbaijan's second city as the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh comes under severe strain. The Azeris have also been accused shelling civilian areas. Also in the programme: Protesters have clashed with security forces in the Belarusian capital Minsk on yet another Sunday of mass demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko. And the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in India has passed seven million. (Photo: Bombed out house....

Duration:00:48:42

President Trump holds his first public event since Covid diagnosis

10/10/2020
Donald Trump has delivered a speech in front of cheering supporters at the White House in his first public appearance since being hospitalised. The event was officially a "peaceful protest", but looked, critics said, much like a Trump campaign rally. Also on the programme: Reports of ceasefire violations in Nagorno Karabakh - we hear from the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides; And the teenager who became Finland's Prime Minister for a day. (Photo: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rally...

Duration:00:50:14

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan ceasefire comes into force

10/10/2020
A ceasefire has technically come into effect in Nagorno Karabakh, but both Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of early violations. Also in the programme: President Trump says he has stopped taking medicines against Covid-19, just before he's to hold a campaign event with supporters, and what it's like to be the Finish Prime Minister for the day. (Photo: Thousands have been displaced so far in the conflict. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:56