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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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Episodes

Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance

11/17/2017
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Zimbabwe's President leaves house arrest to attend a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Also: Africa's first unisex football academy; Amazon's Tolkien project (Photo: Mr Mugabe arrived with a military escort. Credit: EPA)

Duration: 00:30:20


Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance

11/17/2017
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Zimbabwe's President leaves house arrest to attend a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Also: Africa's first unisex football academy; Amazon's Tolkien project (Photo: Mr Mugabe arrived with a military escort. Credit: EPA)

Duration: 00:30:20


Zimbabwe Awaits News on Mugabe's Future

11/16/2017
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President Robert Mugabe is said to be under house arrest but the whereabouts of his wife Grace, who was bidding to succeed him as president, are unknown. Also: Amish "long life" research; Danish minister on Russian cyber infiltration (Picture: Man walking in front of a tank in Harare Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:30:17


Zimbabwe: Army Takes Over, Says Mugabe Safe

11/15/2017
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After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe. The move may be a bid to replace Mr Mugabe with his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, BBC correspondents say. (Picture: President Mugabe and Grace Mugabe (right) Credit: AFP)

Duration: 00:30:17


Thousands Seek Shelter After Iran Quake

11/14/2017
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The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit area in the mountainous province of Kermanshah. Also: UK PM points finger at Russia; Hungarians' questionnaire on immigration; Merkel and the motor manufacturers (Picture: Female doctor tends to young victim in the arms of young man Credit: EPA)

Duration: 00:30:55


Iran-Iraq: Deadly Tremor Hits Border Region

11/13/2017
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More than 300 people are dead with many more injured. Also: Trump meets Duterte; Rajoy campaigns in Catalonia (Picture: Collapsed buildings Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:30:18


The Sunday Feature: Iris Origo's Italian War Diary

11/12/2017
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Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century's great diarists and biographers, documents Italy before WW2. The newly published diary 'A Chill in the Air' records the hopes and fears of the Italian people in the months before Mussolini entered the war. (Photo: Iris Origo. Credit: Estate of Iris Origo)

Duration: 00:09:11


Weekend Extra

11/11/2017
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Saudi-Iran tensions rising; Protests in Catalonia over jailed leaders; George Orwell statue unveiled outside BBC's Broadcasting House

Duration: 00:30:34


Trump: US Won't Tolerate 'Unfair' Trade

11/10/2017
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The US and Chinese presidents lay out competing visions at APEC summit in Vietnam. Also: China's Singles Day spending frenzy; Revival of one of the world's oldest instruments (photo: Mr Xi and Mr Trump talk trade. Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:29:55


The US President Seeks New Trade Deal With China

11/9/2017
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Trump praises China on a visit to Beijing, with no reproaches over North Korea or trade. Also: the plight of Rohingya refugees; 'Manhattan festival' in Banda island (Image: US President and his Chinese counterpart Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:30:10


The Sunday Feature: Secret Police Files Opened Up in Albania

10/22/2017
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In Albania, attempts are now being made to discover the fate of about 6,000 people who went missing during 40 years of Communism. Andrew Hoskens in Tirana speaks to one man whose Catholic priest uncle fell foul of Enver Hoxha's regime. (Photo: Nikolin Kurti at the site of the mass grave he exhumed in 2009. Credit: Andrew Hoskens/BBC)

Duration: 00:08:55


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