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24 January 2022

Episode 2681

30 minutes

Burkina Faso’s president has been detained amid anti-government protests, the UK and the US ask staff to leave the embassy in Kyiv, Germany’s CDU party has a new leader and we remember French designer Thierry Mugler.

24 January 2022

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Chapter 1

Who is the CDU’s new leader?

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Germany’s centre-right opposition party, the Christian Democratic Union, has elected Friedrich Merz as their new leader by a huge majority. Anna Rosenburg of Signum Global outlines Merz’s vision for the future of the party and the country.

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Remembering Thierry Mugler

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We discuss the life and legacy of French designer Thierry Mugler, who has died at the age of 73. Mugler was at the forefront of the 1980s power-dressing look and has inspired generations of designers.

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