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This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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637 18 Apr 2014
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This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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636 17 Apr 2014
01:00:00

We analyse Vladimir Putin’s answers on Ukraine during his annual televised Q&A, ask whether a visit to Beijing by the governor of Tokyo will thaw the relationship between the two countries, and we ask whether social media is affecting the taste-making reach of museum curators.

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635 16 Apr 2014
01:00:00

The latest on the search for survivors as a ferry carrying over 450 people – most of them school children – capsizes off the coast of South Korea. We also learn why Sudan’s president has banned all political meetings, and ask why Finland is about to get a rather saucy new set of postage stamps.

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634 15 Apr 2014
01:00:00

We get the latest on the kidnap of Jordan’s ambassador to Libya in Tripoli, go live to Australia as Sydney’s second international airport gets the go ahead, and ask why an ancient dialect is being revived by the Turkish press.

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633 14 Apr 2014
01:00:00

We measure tension in Ukraine as a deadline for pro-Russian forces to leave their positions in the east of the country passes, we also assess the implications of the resignation of Libya’s prime minister, and head to Bolivia for a glimpse of the world's longest urban cable car.

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632 11 Apr 2014
01:00:00

Why Israel is suggesting it might freeze Palestinian tax revenues, we hear the latest as Angela Merkel arrives in Athens, and pose the question: where do camels belong – with the author Ken Thomson.

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631 10 Apr 2014
01:00:00

The latest on a car bomb which detonated outside the Central Bank building in Athens one day before German chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive for talks. We also hear about voters in New Delhi heading to the polls, and ask why the humble mannequin is undergoing a something of a renaissance.

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630 9 Apr 2014
01:00:00

The latest on new audio frequencies detected in the southern Indian Ocean in the search for MH370, we also look ahead to next week’s talks between Ukraine, Russia and the US, and hear why Mexico’s vigilante groups – formed to combat the country's cartels – are be told to disarm.

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629 8 Apr 2014
01:00:00

Why the UN is saying it will have to reduce the size of the aid parcels for those in Syria, we ask whether a trade deal between Japan and Australia threatens Canberra’s agreements with Beijing, and assess the first visit by an Irish head of state to the UK.

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628 7 Apr 2014
01:00:00

As Finland’s prime minister announces his intention to resign to pursue a top job in Europe, we ask why so many Nordic leaders are increasingly occupying the world’s major leadership roles. Plus, we bring you the latest on the weekend’s vote in Afghanistan, and hear from this year’s Vitaly wine fair in Milan.

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627 4 Apr 2014
01:00:00

A look at why two journalists working for the Associated Press have been attacked, and one of them killed, ahead of elections in Afghanistan this weekend. We also ask why the US built a social media site in Cuba, and look at the selling off of more and more of the UK’s heritage brands.

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626 3 Apr 2014
01:00:00

As Iran nominates one of those involved in the 1979 US-embassy siege as its new envoy to the UN, we get the live reaction. We hear the latest as Ségolène Royal returns to frontline politics in France, and unpick what's behind the success of The Lion King musical.

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