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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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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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127328 Sep 2016
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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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127227 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 27 September: 

We ask whether the presidential debates could end Donald Trump’s hopes of winning the race to the White House and discuss Iceland’s concerns over Russian bombers in its airspace. Plus: why do some politicians in Barcelona want to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus?

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127126 Sep 2016
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Monday 26 September: 

We assess the historic peace deal between Colombia’s government and the Farc rebels and ask why one of Europe’s most democratic nations has endorsed mass surveillance. Plus: India’s ambitious space project.

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127023 Sep 2016
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Friday 23 September: 

We ask whether presidential debates actually help to convince undecided voters and meet the man who translated conversations between President Nixon and Chairman Mao in 1972. Plus: take a tour of Washington’s Museum of African American History and Culture.

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126922 Sep 2016
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Thursday 22 September: 

We ask what constitutes a state of emergency and discuss what needs to be done for Syria to move towards a lasting peace. Plus: why is China blasting grape vines into space?

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126821 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 21 September: 

We find out why Rome is pulling the plug on its bid to host the Olympic Games, discuss the relationship between the US and Russia and ask if China’s out-of-control space station will crash to earth next year.

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126720 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 20 September: 

We hear from a leading expert on North Korea, who gives his verdict on the country’s latest missile test, and ask why George HW Bush is apparently backing Hillary Clinton for the presidency. Plus: we reveal the history of Rome’s Bocca della Verità as the city says it will charge tourists to see it.

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126619 Sep 2016
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Monday 19 September: 

We get the latest from New York as the man thought to be behind bombings in the city is arrested by police and ask whether Angela Merkel’s party can recover after recent poor performances in local elections. Plus: we have a highlight from our live edition of the ‘Culture’ show.

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126516 Sep 2016
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Friday 16 September: 

As the race to elect the next president of the US gets tighter, we look back at the last week of campaigning. Meanwhile in Mexico, protesters take to the streets to march against their president Enrique Peña Nieto. Plus: has Europe has rediscovered the military draft?

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126415 Sep 2016
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Thursday 15 September: 

We ask what happens when international politics get mixed up in the supply of energy. Meanwhile in Brazil, former president Lula da Silva is charged and in Japan the opposition elects its first female leader. Plus: we hear from Zimbabwe’s opposition MP Eddie Cross and find out what you should do when polar bears set up camp on your doorstep.

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126314 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 14 September: 

We look to EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as he revives the idea of a combined European army and catch up with the US and Israel as they conclude the biggest military aid deal in US history. We also discuss Armenia’s newly installed prime minister and ask whether new airlines can bring down Canada’s sky-high fares. Plus: the unveiling ceremony of Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel in New York.

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126213 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 13 September: 

As Hillary Clinton recuperates, Barack Obama picks up the slack on the campaign trail. Meanwhile, we get the latest from New York Fashion Week and the London Design Biennale. Plus: should more cities follow Berlin’s lead and officially recognise the cultural value of nightclubs?

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126112 Sep 2016
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Monday 12 September: 

We ask how worrying it should be when a presidential candidate gets pneumonia and explore the ethical issues surrounding José Manuel Barroso’s new job at Goldman Sachs. Plus: we look at Croatia’s election results and talk politics with Brazilian band Meta Meta.

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12609 Sep 2016
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Friday 9 September: 

We assess why North Korea has detonated its fifth nuclear test, ask whether families in the US could really sue Saudi Arabia for the September 11 attacks and speak to the editor of Norwegian newspaper ‘Afterposten’ about censorship in the media.

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12598 Sep 2016
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Thursday 8 September: 

As Angela Merkel says that a centralised Europe is ineffective, we assess how decentralised the post-Brexit union has become. Meanwhile, we find out where the UK government is moving to. Plus: what makes a great city?

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