Thursday 16 February
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16 February 2023
China’s president, Xi Jinping, has promised to give support to Iran. How will that affect relations between the two countries and the West? Also in the programme, we discuss whether Finland will join Nato before Sweden and look at India’s first new museum opening in a decade.
16 February 2023
George Parker, political editor of the ‘Financial Times’, says that the saga of the Parthenon marbles is ‘politics in its rawest form’ as both the British Museum’s chair, George Osborne, and Greece’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, see a chance to make history and resolve the centuries-long dispute.
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