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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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We discuss whether new sanctions on Russia might hurt European businesses more, hear about a corruption scandal gripping China, and also hear why Knut the polar bear is back in the news.

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710 30 Jul 2014
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We discuss whether new sanctions on Russia might hurt European businesses more, hear about a corruption scandal gripping China, and also hear why Knut the polar bear is back in the news.

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709 29 Jul 2014
01:00:00

We discuss accusations that Russia broke the 1987 nuclear-missile test treaty, hear why diplomacy has failed so badly in Gaza, and discuss Sarah Palin’s brand new internet channel.

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708 28 Jul 2014
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We discuss the latest on the security situation in Libya, hear why Turkey’s high-speed rail project has provided more disappointments, and ask whether all airlines will soon decide to avoid flying over conflict zones.

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707 25 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Yiftah Curiel – spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in London – gives his reaction to Israel’s attack on a UN school in Gaza, we also hear from this year’s AIDS conference in Melbourne, and get the latest from the 2014 Lumberjack World Championships in Wisconsin.

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706 24 Jul 2014
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As Hamas demands an end to Israel’s seven-year blockade of Gaza in return for a ceasefire agreement, we assess what the lifting of restrictions on the territory might mean. Plus, we profile the British facility tasked with analysing data from flight recorders onboard MH17, and learn why Chairman Mao tourism is on the rise in China.

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705 23 Jul 2014
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We profile three international leaders who could play a crucial role in healing the conflict between Gaza and Israel. Plus, we hear from the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France, which is building two Russian warships, and ask why China’s navy is seeking US expertise.

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704 22 Jul 2014
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Will South Korea begin the process of national healing after finding the body of a businessman connected with the Sewol ferry disaster? We also profile Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future and discuss the potential for a United States of Africa.

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703 21 Jul 2014
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We discuss the media’s coverage of the Gaza conflict, hear why Russian president Vladimir Putin may be backing down over MH17, and catch up with the increasing number of gay storylines in Brazilian soap operas

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702 18 Jul 2014
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A look at how the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine will impact the conflict in the region. We also go live to Gaza City as Israel embarks on day two of its ground invasion, run through the week’s luxury and business news with Bloomberg and look at British tabloids as part of our series for the week.

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701 17 Jul 2014
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As president François Hollande heads to Africa, Tom Burgess Watson in Paris looks at how the continent views the embattled French leader. Plus, we also consider whether new US sanctions on Russia will have any impact without EU support, and hear why Australia is killing off its controversial carbon tax.

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700 16 Jul 2014
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Reactions to the latest developments in the Srebrenica-massacre trial at The Hague, we learn why the “knock on the roof” tactic in use by the Israeli military is becoming so contentious, and ask why comic-book character, Thor, is set to become a woman.

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699 15 Jul 2014
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Live from Farnborough International Airshow: we speak to the big players at Boeing and Airbus, try out a futuristic new helmet for pilots, and count up the event’s important facts and figures with Murdo Morrison of Flight International.

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