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Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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Tuesday 22 May:

The UK former ambassador to Pyongyang, John Everard, unpacks the meeting between US president Donald Trump and South Korea’s premier Moon Jae-in. Then: Turkey sentences more than 100 people to life in prison over the failed coup, Zimbabwe asks to rejoin the Commonwealth and we profile the first female leader of the New York Stock Exchange. Plus: the life and art of iconic Hollywood poster creator, Bill Gold.

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170222 May 2018
1 hour

Tuesday 22 May: 

The UK former ambassador to Pyongyang, John Everard, unpacks the meeting between US president Donald Trump and South Korea’s premier Moon Jae-in. Then: Turkey sentences more than 100 people to life in prison over the failed coup, Zimbabwe asks to rejoin the Commonwealth and we profile the first female leader of the New York Stock Exchange. Plus: the life and art of iconic Hollywood poster creator, Bill Gold.

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170121 May 2018
1 hour

Monday 21 May: 

As Italy’s Five-Star Movement and the League enter into a coalition agreement, we ask how the new government will impact Europe. Plus: the latest on the Russia investigation in the US, why Sweden has decided to send pamphlets preparing for war and Melbourne’s new lord mayor.

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170018 May 2018
1 hour

Friday 18 May: 

We hear how references to the “Libya model” of de-nuclearisation might upset North Korea and get the lowdown on the CIA’s new director. Plus: our correspondents report from Cannes Film Festival and New York Design Week.

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169917 May 2018
1 hour

Thursday 17 May: 

Good news for UK officials in Brussels, where the European Parliament has announced that they’ll be allowed to stay following Brexit – we explore what Brits across the rest of the continent can expect. Plus: Danish special forces withdraw from Iraq and we sit down with the director of powerful new documentary, A Cambodian Spring.

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169816 May 2018
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Wednesday 16 May: 

We hear the latest on controversial CIA director nominee Gina Haspel. Plus: Kellogg's flakes in Venezuela and a warning for England's football fans.

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169715 May 2018
1 hour

Tuesday 15 May: 

We hear from a former Middle East negotiator about events in Gaza, where dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed on Monday by Israeli forces. Plus: Russia opens a bridge to Crimea and we remember the great Tom Wolfe.

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169614 May 2018
1 hour

Monday 14 May: 

Has the US lost its authority to mediate in the Middle East? We also ask whether European countries are failing to share intelligence, profile Catalonia's new leader and examine why countries ever want to go to war. Plus: why are gladiators returning to Rome's Colosseum?

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169511 May 2018
1 hour

Friday 11 May: 

A lookahead to this weekend’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, the future of Malaysia under a new prime minister and a round-up of the day’s top news from Cannes.

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169410 May 2018
1 hour

Thursday 10 May: 

Are Israel and Iran on the brink of war after unprecedented bombardment in Syria? We also discuss why South Korea wants to build a high-speed railway to connect North Korea to the world and get an update on the most exciting goings-on in Cannes.

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16939 May 2018
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Wednesday 9 May: 

We assess North Korea’s release of three detained Americans and the continuing fallout to Donald Trump’s Iran statement. Plus: Argentina turns to the IMF to avoid another crisis, German journalists walk out of a press conference after the AfD party refuses to answer a question and more from the Eurovision Song Contest.

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16928 May 2018
1 hour

Tuesday 8 May: 

As Trump abandons the Iran nuclear deal, we learn more about the potential fallout. Plus: president Xi Jinping’s latest meeting with Kim Jong-un and all the latest developments from the Eurovision Song Contest, with our very own Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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16917 May 2018
1 hour

Monday 7 May: 

We take a look at Italy’s coalition deadlock and hear what might be next for France’s flag carrier. Plus: Victor Bulmer-Thomas talks about his new book, ‘Empire in Retreat: The Past, Present and Future of the US,’ and we learn why art is best appreciated in the nude.

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16904 May 2018
1 hour

Friday 4 May: 

We turn to Moscow, where disruption is expected this weekend in anticipation of president Putin’s inauguration on Monday. Plus: elections in Lebanon, trouble with Paris’s iconic vélib and the hottest tunes in Sweden right now.

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16893 May 2018
1 hour

Thursday 3 May: 

We’re joined by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis for a close-up look at the latest in Europe. Plus: we explore the dangers of working as a journalist on World Press Freedom Day and try and find out why New Zealand is left off so many world maps.

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16882 May 2018
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Wednesday 2 May: 

We unpack the latest developments in Armenia’s so-called Velvet Revolution and hear more about China’s dystopian new social-credit system. Plus: global military spending – who bought what and why?

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