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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 discuss reactions to Obama’s planned immigration reform in America and hear from Amnesty International about Syrian refugees in Turkey. Plus weird and wonderful statistics from Ipsos Mori and the latest luxury news.

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792 21 Nov 2014
00:59:35

We discuss reactions to Obama’s planned immigration reform in America and hear from Amnesty International about Syrian refugees in Turkey. Plus weird and wonderful statistics from Ipsos Mori and the latest luxury news.

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791 20 Nov 2014
00:59:31

As Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg visits Estonia, we discuss his agenda. We also hear about Obama’s immigration plans, ask why North Korea is threatening to carry out a nuclear test and take a look at Norway’s new passport design.

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790 19 Nov 2014
00:59:28

Why is Israel demolishing the homes of some Palestinians who have killed civilians in Jerusalem? We also debate a UN committee's call for North Korea to be referred to the ICC, hear about growing ties between Russia and China and learn of a butter shortage in Japan.

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789 18 Nov 2014
01:00:00

Four people have been killed at a synagogue in Jerusalem; how much tension can the city bear? We also discuss unrest in Mexico, hear from Japan as prime minister Shinzo Abe prepares to dissolve parliament and review the North American papers.

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788 17 Nov 2014
0:59:32

As Australia and China strike a landmark free-trade deal, we get the analysis from Alessio Patalano. We also profile Burkina Faso’s new interim leader and learn about the antics of “Jimmy Jump”.

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787 14 Nov 2014
01:00:00

Our West Africa correspondent reports on Burkina Faso’s transitional leadership and we ask why North Korea plans to send an envoy to Russia. Plus, we discuss the all the latest luxury news.

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786 13 Nov 2014
00:58:05

Tune in for a discussion on the likelihood of a deal concerning Iran's nuclear programme and whether the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is over. Plus: this week's media news and Fifa's World Cup inquiry.

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785 12 Nov 2014
01:00:00

As Russia agrees to build nuclear reactors in Iran, we ask what this means for the latter’s atomic ambitions. Plus we await the first ever landing on a comet and hear about India’s new minister of yoga.

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784 11 Nov 2014
00:59:50

Hear the latest on CNN’s announcement that it will stop broadcasting in Russia as the country launches yet another international media brand: Sputnik. We also have coverage of Israel’s plan to extend its laws to settlements in the West Bank and take a look at the day's North American papers.

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783 10 Nov 2014
00:59:29

After Mikhail Gorbachev warns of a new Cold War, we hear about a new report on recent close encounters between Russia and the West. Plus, we discuss the Albanian prime minister’s visit to Belgrade and hear about plans to put Swedish singers on postage stamps.

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782 7 Nov 2014
00:59:25

Why Japan is looking to soon restart its nuclear power grid, we hear how a rail strike in Germany could derail Berlin Wall commemorations, and learn why Cubans are watching South Korean soap operas.

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781 6 Nov 2014
01:00:00

How can the UN potentially ease tensions in Jerusalem? We also hear from the Northern Future Forum in Helsinki and ask whether the West is too optimistic about progress in Burma.

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