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989 13 Aug 2015
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Thursday 13 August: 

We get the business news from Athens, ask why Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has reshuffled his cabinet and hear about travelling by two wheels in Tokyo. Plus: we reflect on Iran-Israel relations after a Jewish-American journalist from a pro-Israel publication suggests things aren’t quite as many presume.

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988 12 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 12 August: 

As China’s financial crisis intensifies, we discuss the factors behind the government’s decision to devalue its currency. We also ask whether the Australian prime minister’s stance on same-sex marriage could undermine his legitimacy in the view of voters and political peers. Plus: we discuss print rivalry in the US, hear about cycling in New Delhi and get the business news from Melbourne.

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987 11 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 11 August: 

We hear about the waning support for Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and ask what this could mean for the fragile state. Plus, we meet the outgoing British Ambassador to Lebanon, hear the business news from Italy and discuss the importance of branding in political campaigns.

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986 10 Aug 2015
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Monday 10 August: 

We look to Japan as it prepares to start the first nuclear reactor under post-Fukushima rules. We ask whether a new round of talks on Libya, convened by the UN, will help to end conflict in the deeply divided state. Also on the programme: our New York bureau chief reflects on the first GOP presidential debate and we hear the business news from China.

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985 7 Aug 2015
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Friday 7 August: 

After reports that Japan may give planes to Manila to help patrol the South China Sea, we ask what such a move would mean and how much it would rile China. Plus, we hear about Turkey’s efforts to secure energy infrastructure amid attacks by the PKK, and could Denmark be about to vote on its EU policies? We also hear the business news from Greece and leaf through the day’s newspapers.

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984 6 Aug 2015
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Thursday 6 August: 

As Malaysia confirms that debris found on an island in the Indian Ocean is from MH370, we ask what’s next for Malaysia Airlines. Also, as Egypt prepares to unveil an expanded Suez Canal, we discuss what the revamp of this immense trade corridor might mean for the country and the world beyond. Plus: we look to Vietnam during a busy week that’s seen a trade pact with the EU and now a visit from US secretary of state John Kerry.

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983 5 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 5 August: 

As ASEAN members convene in Malaysia, we discuss the elephant in the room – the turbulent waters of the South China Sea. We also examine the tit-for-tat politics between Sweden and Russia and assess the balance of power in Yemen’s fast-evolving conflict. Plus: business in Jakarta and the day’s front pages in Istanbul.

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982 4 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 4 August: 

We look at the US secretary of state’s agenda in Singapore as the city-state marks 50 years of independence. We’re also in Israel where the government has extended detention without trial to Israelis as well as Palestinians. Plus: we discuss immigration in Denmark and review the day’s newspapers.

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981 3 Aug 2015
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Monday 3 August: 

As France bows to international pressure and cancels an order of warships bound for Russia, we ask what will happen to the ships – aside from the €1.2bn compensation bill. We also look at the taste for US brands in South Africa as Krispy Kreme joins the list of US labels eager to break into the market. Plus: we get the latest from our bureaux in Hong Kong and Tokyo and revisit our interview with photographer David Goldblatt.

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980 31 Jul 2015
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Friday 31 July: 

We discuss politics in Ukraine, urbanism in Sydney, business in Italy, retail in Japan and the future of kimchi. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through Alaska.

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979 30 Jul 2015
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Thursday 30 July: 

We discuss the Turkish president’s visit to China, the state of the Russian rouble and get the business news from Paris. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through the South Pacific.

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978 29 Jul 2015
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Wednesday 29 July: 

We discuss the future of the UK in the EU, investigate nationalism in Hungary and the recent Chinese stock-market tumble, talk business in Melbourne and take a journey across Sardinia. Plus: we review the morning newspapers with our Istanbul bureau chief.

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