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This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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813 22 Dec 2014
00:30:00

This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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812 19 Dec 2014
00:59:26

Analysis of how significant the victory by Kurdish fighters against Islamic State at Mount Sinjar might be, we get the latest from Colombia about Farc negotiations, go through today’s business headlines, and check out the Latin American papers.

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811 18 Dec 2014
00:59:30

We unpick the content of Vladimir Putin's annual news conference and our Brussels correspondent looks ahead to today’s gathering of EU leaders. Plus we review the North American papers.

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810 17 Dec 2014
01:00:00

We discuss the reaction of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif to yesterday’s massacre by the Taliban at a Peshawar school, learn what might be on the agenda as Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko visits Poland, and get the top stories from this week’s technology news.

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809 16 Dec 2014
00:59:25

We get the latest from Australia after yesterday’s deadly hostage crisis, hear of the political legacy of former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara and look at the week in aviation.

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808 15 Dec 2014
01:00:00

We get an update on the hostage situation in Sydney, discuss the controversy surrounding Turkey's media-company raids and dissect the day's biggest business stories from New York.

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807 12 Dec 2014
00:59:30

We look ahead to Sunday’s general election in Japan with Professor Ian Neary of Oxford University. Plus a report from the West Bank as tensions continue to rise and we ask why Norway's Christmas tree exports are on the slide.

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806 11 Dec 2014
00:59:33

Journalist Hannah Lucinda Smith allegations accusing the Syrian government of continuing its use of chemical weapons, Christine Ockrent assesses the prospect of French economic reform, and we profile the world’s most famous set designer, Sir Ken Adam.

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805 10 Dec 2014
00:59:25

Robert Freer of Amnesty International assesses the implications for countries identified in the recent report focusing on torture allegations against the CIA, we ask what Vladimir Putin hopes to gain from his visit to India, and discuss new reforms to Thailand’s education system.

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804 9 Dec 2014
00:59:30

Defence commentator Robert Fox assesses the report that is set to call US interrogation techniques into question. Plus we ask how Turkey intends to bring stability to Libya and review the day’s North American newspapers.

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803 8 Dec 2014
00:59:25

Monocle’s Fiona Wilson assesses implications ahead of Sunday’s snap general election in Japan, we learn how South Korea’s president is becoming an increasing diplomatic force in the region, and ask why inmates at Russian prisons may soon be taught how to tell jokes.

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802 5 Dec 2014
00:59:53

We ask why Australian minister Scott Morrison has just been given unprecedented powers to send immigrant boats back to sea. Plus, we discuss Polish soft power with Ambassador Witold Sobków, get our weekly intake of vital statistics, and get an update of diplomacy between China and Israel.

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