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Interviews, the best features and the day's top news with Dan Damon. Available by midday (UK time) and 7am (US Eastern) Monday - Friday. Plus Weekend Extra, every Saturday and The Sunday Feature on Sundays.

Interviews, the best features and the day's top news with Dan Damon. Available by midday (UK time) and 7am (US Eastern) Monday - Friday. Plus Weekend Extra, every Saturday and The Sunday Feature on Sundays.
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Interviews, the best features and the day's top news with Dan Damon. Available by midday (UK time) and 7am (US Eastern) Monday - Friday. Plus Weekend Extra, every Saturday and The Sunday Feature on Sundays.

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Episodes

Catalan Leader Rejects Spanish Ultimation over Independence

10/19/2017
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Carles Puigdemont says he may press ahead with a formal declaration if Madrid moves to impose direct rule. Also: Sir Tom Jones on abuse in the music industry; Writing for children; Deadly Afghan attack (Picture: Carles Puigdemont (l) and Mariano Rajoy, Spain's leader Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:29:27


Xi Jinping Declares 'New Era' for China

10/18/2017
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Communist Party congress underway in China. Also: Senior official quits Kenya's electoral body; What are the prospects for peace after Baghdad forces regain control of Kurdish areas? (Image: Xi Jinping addresses the delegates in Beijing Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:29:25


Kurdish Infighting as Kirkuk Crisis Escalates

10/17/2017
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Peshmerga commander tells us why fighters abandoned the city. Also: The existential threat of big tech; Basque separatism (Picture: Iraqi forces have been advancing towards Kirkuk Credit: AFP)

Duration: 00:29:24


Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Advance on Kurdish-Held Sites

10/16/2017
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An exchange of artillery fire is said to have occurred south of Kirkuk city. Also: Big results for Maduro in Venezuela elections; Making comedy from the death of Stalin (Picture: Iraqi President Fuad Masum (L) met Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani (R) on Sunday Credit: AFP)

Duration: 00:29:33


The Sunday Feature: Lady of Dance, Susan Stroman

10/15/2017
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Vincent Dowd speaks to the director and choreographer Susan Stroman about her award-winning career. A new version of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein is playing at London's Garrick Theatre. (Photo: Young Frankenstein cast. Credit: Target Live)

Duration: 00:08:53


Weekend Extra

10/14/2017
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California fires; Poor whites and ethnic minorities fare badly in UK; Kobe steel woes

Duration: 00:28:21


Iran Nuclear Deal: Trump Set to Withdraw Support

10/13/2017
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Mr Trump has been under pressure at home and abroad not to scrap the deal. Also: An antibiotics "apocalypse"; China's economic future NB Some of the content concerning Rohingyas (approximately 20 minutes into the podcast) is graphic (Picture: Western demonstrators who want to keep the Iran deal in place Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:29:24


Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah 'reach deal' in Cairo

10/12/2017
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The Palestinian group Hamas says it has reached an agreement with rival group Fatah. Also: Asteroid in record-breaking Earth pass; Russia 100 years after the October Revolution. (Photo: Hamas and Fatah 'reach deal'. Credit: AFP)

Duration: 00:29:25


Brexit Watch: What's the Cost?

9/28/2017
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Some UK companies see possible gains from exiting the EU. But a survey of 700 British businesses concludes there is widespread uncertainty. Dan speaks to Paul Kenward of British Sugar, and Professor Nicholas Bloom of Stanford University (Photo: An aerial view of London's financial district on 12 July 2017. Credit: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:12:20


Brexit Watch: Europe's Hopes in a Post-Brexit EU

9/14/2017
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Jean Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has been outlining his ambitious vision for the EU's future but is his plan possible? Dr. Ben Margulies, an American Political Scientist teaching at Warwick University in the UK gives analysis on Mr Juncker's plans. We also return to the border issues between the UK and Republic of Ireland because of Brexit. If Brexit negotiations go badly, the currently invisible border might have to be re-erected, with all of the dangers that...

Duration: 00:15:14


Brexit Watch: Will British Courts Rule on British Laws?

8/24/2017
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Dan explores the thorny question of whether the EU's top court - the European Court of Justice - will still influence UK law. Also: Polls show pro-Leave voters have no remorse. We hear from polling analyst David Cowling, EU legal expert Professor Steve Peers, and the BBC political reporter Emma Vardy (Photo: The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Credit: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:19:46


Brexit Watch: How to Make the Best Use of a Referendum?

8/17/2017
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The vote for Brexit was the result of a referendum, the third in the UK in recent years. Referendums seem to be getting more and more common; but are they being used wisely and conducted fairly? Dan speaks with the director of the new Independent Commission on Referendums, Alan Renwick from the Constitutional Unit of University College London. There are also updates on this week's Brexit developments, including the UK government publishing position papers on trade and on the border between...

Duration: 00:20:56


Brexit Watch: The Four Freedoms

8/3/2017
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One of the big talking points over the past few days has been on freedom of movement - the four freedoms of goods, services, capital and labour that come with European Union membership. Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that free movement will cease at the end of March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU. And one of the places seriously affected by that change will be Ireland, where the border between the North and the Irish Republic will become the only land border between a non-EU UK...

Duration: 00:18:27