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895 5 May 2015
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Tuesday 5 May: 

When a police officer is confronted, how close is too close? After the Baltimore riots, some police think it's time for a review of protocol. Andrew Tuck is joined by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Michael Binyon for their insights. Plus France's far-right family rift deepens, Colombia's homicide rate drops and is the concept of a political golden age a mere myth?

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894 4 May 2015
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Monday 4 May: 

With thousands more migrants crossing the Mediterranean at the weekend, is the European Union any closer to a political solution? Samira Shackle and Alessio Patalano discuss the continued diplomatic bickering with Andrew Mueller. Plus Australia considers selling citizenship to highest bidder - is this the sign of a “banana republic”? And we consider the strategic consequences of environmental degradation in the Arctic.

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893 1 May 2015
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Friday 1 May: 

As the UK election nears, Andrew Mueller joins Mary Dejevsky and Raffaello Pantucci to ask whether a frontrunner could emerge next week. Also, Ukraine’s high hopes of joining the European Union have been put on ice again and what's got Airbus embroiled in a German spy row?

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892 30 Apr 2015
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Thursday 30 April: 

Hillary Clinton has her first democratic challenger but is he much of a threat? And in Chile the embattled president is preparing to rewrite the country’s constitution in an effort to crackdown on corruption. James Boys and Isabel Hilton join Steve Bloomfield with their insights on those topics. Plus electricity rationing in Venezuela and Kim Jong-un unpacks his suitcase after cancelling travel plans to Moscow.

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891 29 Apr 2015
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Wednesday 29 April: 

A curfew across the US city of Baltimore brings some much-needed calm after days of violent rioting. Steve Bloomfield reflects on what ignited this outpouring of rage with Tim Marshall and Ivor Gaber. Also, diplomatic consequences ensue as Australia makes its fury with Indonesia known after the execution of two convicted drug smugglers. And as the UK election nears, is a hung parliament now all but inevitable?

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890 28 Apr 2015
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Tuesday 28 April: 

With Australia considering the extraordinary step of recalling its ambassador to Indonesia over the executions of two convicted drug smugglers, we discuss the growing diplomatic outrage. Plus a leading voice of Syria's political opposition materialises in Spain and tensions mount over a decision to grant a free-speech award to ‘Charlie Hebdo’.

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889 27 Apr 2015
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Monday 27 April: 

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise after the weekend’s devastating earthquake, how might the country begin its mission to rebuild? Andrew Tuck is joined by James Schneider and Jane Kinninmont for analysis. Plus a diplomatic row between South Africa and Nigeria, and the so-called Islamic State launches its own healthcare service.

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888 24 Apr 2015
00:29:50

Friday 24 April : 

After a US drone strike on an al-Qaeda compound kills two innocent hostages, questions are being raised over the safety and effectiveness of drones; Roger Boyes and Samira Shackle join Emma Nelson for a full analysis. Plus: why is foreign policy suddenly being factored into the UK election debate and which nations made the list of the world’s happiest countries?

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887 23 Apr 2015
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Thursday 23 April: 

As Malta remembers the estimated 800 victims of the migrant boat disaster, EU leaders meet to forge a solution. Steve Bloomfield joins Sebastian Borger and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera to analyse the outcome. Plus: Argentina gets friendly in Moscow while Ukraine takes a symbolic step away from the Kremlin.

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886 22 Apr 2015
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Wednesday 22 April: 

Saudi Arabia announces a halt to its airstrikes on Yemen then promptly starts again; Steve Bloomfield gets the insights of Kathleen Burk and Alessio Patalano. Also on the agenda: the Italian PM calls for refugee centres throughout Africa and we find out how a ponytail got New Zealand's PM into hot water.

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885 21 Apr 2015
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Tuesday 21 April: 

The world’s eyes remain fixed on Europe’s migration crisis as Italian authorities make two arrests. Andrew Tuck joins James Schneider and Daniella Peled to discuss the EU's options. Plus Egypt's former president is imprisoned for 20 years – is it politically motivated? And what’s behind South Africa’s rise in violence against foreigners?

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884 20 Apr 2015
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Monday 20 April: 

After the weekend’s boat disaster in the Mediterranean, officials from 28 nations hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis. We discuss how the EU might handle the increasingly desperate situation. Plus France’s new anti-racism law and Queen Elizabeth II’s 89th birthday - with no sign of retirement imminent.

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