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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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We analyse Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s condolences to Armenians on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, check-in for the latest from India’s general election, and pay tribute to Fela Kuti with Rikki Stein, his former manager.

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641 24 Apr 2014
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We analyse Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s condolences to Armenians on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, check-in for the latest from India’s general election, and pay tribute to Fela Kuti with Rikki Stein, his former manager.

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640 23 Apr 2014
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Why the US it about to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt, we hear how Thailand’s highest court is preparing to rule on the future of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and why a town in Switzerland is on the hunt for a new hermit.

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639 22 Apr 2014
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We discuss Japanese expectations for President Obama’s Asia tour, hear how Sweden maybe beefing up its defence, and find out why Chicago is meant to be the funniest city in the US.

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638 21 Apr 2014
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Tyler Brûlé and Jason Strother discuss brand South Korea after the recent ferry disaster there, we hear why Vladimir Putin wants to make it easier to get a Russian passport, and learn about Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera’s plan to publish a special-edition newspaper that will be distributed for free to millions of households.

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637 18 Apr 2014
01:00:00

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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636 17 Apr 2014
01:00:00

We analyse Vladimir Putin’s answers on Ukraine during his annual televised Q&A, ask whether a visit to Beijing by the governor of Tokyo will thaw the relationship between the two countries, and we ask whether social media is affecting the taste-making reach of museum curators.

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635 16 Apr 2014
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The latest on the search for survivors as a ferry carrying over 450 people – most of them school children – capsizes off the coast of South Korea. We also learn why Sudan’s president has banned all political meetings, and ask why Finland is about to get a rather saucy new set of postage stamps.

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634 15 Apr 2014
01:00:00

We get the latest on the kidnap of Jordan’s ambassador to Libya in Tripoli, go live to Australia as Sydney’s second international airport gets the go ahead, and ask why an ancient dialect is being revived by the Turkish press.

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633 14 Apr 2014
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We measure tension in Ukraine as a deadline for pro-Russian forces to leave their positions in the east of the country passes, we also assess the implications of the resignation of Libya’s prime minister, and head to Bolivia for a glimpse of the world's longest urban cable car.

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632 11 Apr 2014
01:00:00

Why Israel is suggesting it might freeze Palestinian tax revenues, we hear the latest as Angela Merkel arrives in Athens, and pose the question: where do camels belong – with the author Ken Thomson.

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631 10 Apr 2014
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The latest on a car bomb which detonated outside the Central Bank building in Athens one day before German chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive for talks. We also hear about voters in New Delhi heading to the polls, and ask why the humble mannequin is undergoing a something of a renaissance.

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630 9 Apr 2014
01:00:00

The latest on new audio frequencies detected in the southern Indian Ocean in the search for MH370, we also look ahead to next week’s talks between Ukraine, Russia and the US, and hear why Mexico’s vigilante groups – formed to combat the country's cartels – are be told to disarm.

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