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Russia’s nuclear weapons drills and Xi Jinping arrives in Belgrade

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8 May 2024

Episode 3327

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We get the latest on the Rafah crossing as Israel and Hamas continue negotiations. Then: Russia is ready to hold nuclear weapons drills, China’s Xi Jinping touches down in Belgrade and we speak with Neil J Young about his new book ‘Coming Out Republican’. Plus: fashion news and the economics behind doner kebabs in Germany.

8 May 2024

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What happens if Russia goes nuclear?

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As Vladimir Putin is sworn in for a record fifth term, Russia says that its troops will carry out drills for the use of nuclear weapons on the battlefield. The exercises, which will be held near the border with Ukraine, are a stark warning to the West.

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