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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 21 May:

We discuss Theresa May’s last-ditch effort to move the Brexit process forward, look at the continuing tensions between the Spanish government in Madrid and Catalonia, and learn which ideas have wings at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

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196221 May 2019
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Tuesday 21 May: 

We discuss Theresa May’s last-ditch effort to move the Brexit process forward, look at the continuing tensions between the Spanish government in Madrid and Catalonia, and learn which ideas have wings at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

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196120 May 2019

Monday 20 May: 

We discuss the results of the Indian election, learn why former Argentinian president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is now aiming to be vice-president and hear the latest on Switzerland’s recent referendum on gun laws.

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196017 May 2019
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Friday 17 May: 

Donald Trump declares a national emergency over Huawei’s ambitions in the US and Boris Johnson finally declares his interest in becoming the UK’s prime minister. Plus, we look back on the life and career of Bob Hawke.

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195916 May 2019
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Thursday 16 May: 

We discuss the increasing challenges for Huawei as Donald Trump declares a national emergency in the US regarding the ambitions of the Chinese telecoms brand. Plus, Boris Johnson finally declares his interest in becoming the British prime minister, and we look back on the life and career of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke.

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195815 May 2019
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Wednesday 15 May: 

We ask if US allies agree with Washington’s assessment on the danger Iran poses to the rest of the world. Plus, we look at San Francisco’s ban on facial recognition and hear why Toronto’s much-lauded Art Gallery of Ontario is bucking the trend for Canadian museums by making admission free for people under 25.

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195714 May 2019
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Tuesday 14 May: 

We get the latest on the US-China trade war and ask whether Beijing has toned down the nationalist rhetoric in response to the latest round of tariffs. Plus: we ask what Bolsonaro and Trump are agreeing upon beyond their mutual admiration and get a preview of the Cannes Film Festival.

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195613 May 2019
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Monday 13 May: 

As Washington and Tehran dig in their heels, we ask if the great enemies are moving toward a real confrontation. Plus: the diplomacy around arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Australia’s morning newspapers and a lookback at the life of Doris Day.

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195510 May 2019
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Friday 10 May: 

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is pressing Ukraine’s new president to proceed with a series of investigations ahead of the 2020 US election. Plus: the tricky business of being an independent MP, the limits of activism in the classroom and the latest from the Venice Biennale.

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19549 May 2019
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Thursday 9 May: 

Nancy Pelosi declares that the US is in the grip of a “constitutional crisis” after the attorney-general refused to comply with a subpoena ordering the handover of the Mueller report. Plus: North Korea fires an “unidentified projectile”, how China censors media outside its borders and a tribute to the former fashion editor of ‘Vogue’, Gloria Schiff.

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19538 May 2019
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Wednesday 8 May: 

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Susanne Craig explains how Donald Trump’s tax history exposes his self-made myth. Plus: South Africa’s crucial election, ageism in Australia and sex education in schools.

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19527 May 2019
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Tuesday 7 May: 

Iran accuses the US of “psychological warfare” after Washington’s deployment of a carrier strike group sent tensions rising. Plus: the Arctic Council meeting ends without a joint declaration, Mark Zuckerberg books a meeting with Emmanuel Macron and global television giants prepare for this year’s Upfront presentations.

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19516 May 2019
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Monday 6 May: 

We examine the battle for Tripoli after Libya’s Haftar orders troops to “fight harder” as Ramadan begins. Plus: Trump’s taunting trade tweets and a new strategy from CBS to put women at the centre of its news programming.

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19503 May 2019
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Friday 3 May: 

We get the latest from Venezuela as Nicolás Maduro moves to bolster his grip on power after opposition leader Juan Guaidó calls for national strikes and a military rebellion. Plus: how artificial intelligence is being used by Canada’s navy and other military forces, and a flip through the Asian morning newspapers.

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19492 May 2019
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Thursday 2 May: 

We get the latest from Washington as William Barr refuses to attend a House Judiciary Committee hearing over his handling of the Mueller report. Plus: we look at allegations of irregularities in Istanbul’s local elections and unveil what’s behind Putin’s plan for Russia to have its own internet.

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19481 May 2019
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Wednesday 1 May: 

As US attorney-general William Barr tells lawmakers he did not misrepresent Robert Mueller’s report, we ask a former Department of Justice prosecutor what’s next for Donald Trump? Plus: we find out why China is rattled by a US Antarctic base that may not even exist and dig into the power of YouTube in fringe political movements.

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