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Global news and current affairs programme designed to brief listeners mainly in the USA but also around the world on the news agenda, to break news and move stories forward in an engaging and authoritative way. The programme includes news, interviews, features, reports, debates and discussions.

Global news and current affairs programme designed to brief listeners mainly in the USA but also around the world on the news agenda, to break news and move stories forward in an engaging and authoritative way. The programme includes news, interviews, features, reports, debates and discussions.
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BBC

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Global news and current affairs programme designed to brief listeners mainly in the USA but also around the world on the news agenda, to break news and move stories forward in an engaging and authoritative way. The programme includes news, interviews, features, reports, debates and discussions.

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English


Episodes

German Elections: AfD Vows to Fight 'Invasion of Foreigners'

9/25/2017
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As Merkel begins talks to form a new coalition government, nationalists lay out their plans. Also: Kurdish referendum; Free speech on US campuses (Image: German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:30:01


The Sunday Feature: New Stories by Kurt Vonnegut

9/24/2017
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Paul Henley speaks to Dan Wakefield, writer and friend of American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, about a new collection of short stories by the author of the best-selling novel Slaughterhouse Five. (Photo: Kurt Vonnegut in 1973. Credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:09:01


The Sunday Feature: New Stories by Kurt Vonnegut

9/24/2017
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Paul Henley speaks to Dan Wakefield, writer and friend of American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, about a new collection of short stories by the author of the best-selling novel Slaughterhouse Five. (Photo: Kurt Vonnegut in 1973. Credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:09:01


The Sunday Feature: New Stories by Kurt Vonnegut

9/24/2017
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Paul Henley speaks to Dan Wakefield, writer and friend of American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, about a new collection of short stories by the author of the best-selling novel Slaughterhouse Five. (Photo: Kurt Vonnegut in 1973. Credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:09:01


Weekend Extra

9/23/2017
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German elections and the far-right; Kurdish referendum for independence; The sky at night in pictures

Duration: 00:31:48


War of Words Between US and Pyongyang

9/22/2017
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As tensions escalate over North Korea's nuclear ambitions, what role will China play? Also: Migration and German elections; US journalists bridging cultural divides (Anti-nuclear activists wearing masks to look like US President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong-Un in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, 13 September 2017. Credit: Omer Messinger/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:29:25


Race to Reach Mexico Quake Survivors

9/21/2017
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Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble of collapsed school in Mexico City. Also: Sri Lanka's stolen babies; On the campaign trail in Germany (Image: Rescue workers search for students through the rubble at Enrique Rebsamen school after the earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:29:28


More than 200 Dead in Mexico Quake

9/20/2017
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7.1 temblor topples scores of buildings, including a school in Mexico City. Also: Germany's Nobel laureate Herta Müller on immigration and politics (Photo: Rescue teams in Mexico City look for people trapped in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico on September 19, 2017. Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:29:02


Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Address on Rohingya Crisis

9/19/2017
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The de facto leader of Myanmar said her government does not fear 'international scrutiny'. Also: A rare report from inside Yemen. Why is a film about Russia's last tsar causing controversy? (Picture: Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her address to the nation in Myanmar. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:29:23


Trump Prepares First UN Address

9/18/2017
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President Trump will make his first appearance in front of the United Nations today, after repeated criticism of the organisation. Also: The legacy of mass migration to Europe. Could the giant snail save the Great Barrier Reef? (Photo: President Trump Lunches With UN Security Council Ambassadors At White House. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:29:26


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