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We report on Italy’s vote for a new president as a popular television presenter takes the spotlight as a 'protest candidate'. Plus: we ask what the parole of South Africa's 'Prime Evil' assassin means for the country's healing post-apartheid and check in on Friday night in Madrid.

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840 30 Jan 2015
00:55:23

We report on Italy’s vote for a new president as a popular television presenter takes the spotlight as a 'protest candidate'. Plus: we ask what the parole of South Africa's 'Prime Evil' assassin means for the country's healing post-apartheid and check in on Friday night in Madrid.

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839 29 Jan 2015
00:52:28

Just when it seemed Cuba and the US were about to shake hands, Raul Castro came up with a long list of demands. We discuss what happens next. Plus the business news with Bloomberg’s Susan Berfield.

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838 28 Jan 2015
00:55:11

With Jordan apparently set to hand over a prisoner to Isis militants, we ask what this means for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. Plus the latest news on Brazil's unprecedented drought and the short-film winners from Sundance Film Festival.

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837 27 Jan 2015
01:00:00

Ted Kravitz and Andrew Mueller discuss what a win for the left in Greece might mean for Spanish voters as the Podemos party prepares its electoral campaign, we also dissect the Nigerian newspapers and their coverage of Boko Haram, and Monocle’s Ed Stocker in New York gives us his view on what some are calling “the storm that wasn’t”.

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836 26 Jan 2015
01:00:00

Managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, Jonathan Tepperman, recounts his recent interview with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, who has reasserted his claim that a political settlement is still possible in his country's civil war. We assess the state of the centre left in Europe following Syriza’s historic victory in Greece, and pay tribute to the singer Demis Roussos, who has died aged 68.

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835 23 Jan 2015
00:57:44

We preview the Greek elections, ask what’s next for Saudi Arabia, and take a look at the news headlines from Asia. Plus, Monocle’s Josh Fehnert reports from Maison&Objet.

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834 22 Jan 2015
01:00:00

We discuss the political longevity of the DRC’s president Joseph Kabila as protests continue. Plus we take a look at the Asian papers and ask experts whether English spelling should be simplified.

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833 21 Jan 2015
01:00:00

We discuss the conflict in Ukraine as its president cuts short his trip to Davos. Plus we mark a historic day as Cuba and the US hold high-level talks and hear from the architect behind an animal-only terminal at JFK airport.

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832 20 Jan 2015
01:00:00

Our Washington correspondent previews Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Plus we discuss reactions to the film 'American Sniper' and ask: can criticism and patriotism coexist?

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831 19 Jan 2015
01:00:00

As Pegida cancels of its Dresden rally, we discuss the group with a round table of experts. Plus we look ahead to Zambia's presidential by-election and review the news from Asia.

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830 16 Jan 2015
01:00:00

As Pope Francis denounces the ‘provocateurs’ who ridicule religion, we assess where freedom of speech should begin and end in light of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attacks. We also hear from a cigar shop in New York as the embargo on Cuban imports to the US is lifted and ask why Mitt Romney's political star is on the rise once more.

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829 15 Jan 2015
01:00:00

What are the geopolitical implications of the continuing slump in world oil prices? We hear from Norway, Venezuela and Bloomberg's Julian Lee on whether this marks the beginning of a shift in the global energy market. We also ask why the Swiss franc jumped 30 per cent and have reaction to the Oscar nominations.

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