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Merkel: EU Can No Longer Rely on Allies

Author: BBC World Service
Sun, May 28, 2017


German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe can no longer rely on the US and UK following the election of President Trump and Brexit. Also in the programme: The Square wins Palme d'Or at the Cannes; and the demanding taste buds of Ivorians in Africa. (Photograph shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: Getty Images)

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Philippine Clashes

Author: BBC World Service
Sun, May 28, 2017


The army in the Philippines says at least nineteen civilians have been killed in the southern city of Marawi, which it's fighting to recapture from Islamist insurgents. Also in the programme: Ravi Shankar's sole opera Sukanya comes to the Royal Festival Hall in London; the humanitarian crisis in Mosul as Iraq's military assault on the city enters its final phase; and hard handshakes: Trumps vs Macron! (Photo: a government soldier in position in Marawi. Credit: Reuters)

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Trump to Decide on Climate Deal Next Week

Author: BBC World Service
Sat, May 27, 2017


US President Donald Trump has refused to reaffirm his country's commitment to the Paris climate accords in a meeting of leaders of the G7 nations in Italy. President Trump tweeted from Italy that he would be making a decision next week. Also in the programme: BA cancels thousands of flights due to electrical failure and the latest from Mosul. (Photo: G7 leaders in Italy. Credit: EPA)

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G7 Talks On CIimate Change Deadlocked

Author: BBC World Service
Sat, May 27, 2017


Leaders of the seven leading industrial nations are holding the final day of their summit in Italy; reports say talks seem to be deadlocked on many issues. But there appears to be more unity on tackling terrorism. As President Trump's first foreign trip comes to an end, we speak to Ben Rhodes, President Obama's foreign policy adviser. Also on the programme: the former Polish foreign minister, Radek Sikorski, on the death of Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser and Cold War warrior -- and we go Kazakhstan where China is funding a $250 million railway hub in an effort to revive ancient trading routes. (Photo: G7 leaders meeting in Sicily. Credit: Getty Images)

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26/05/2017 GMT

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, May 26, 2017


Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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Gunmen in Egypt Kill Dozens of Coptic Christians

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, May 26, 2017


Gunmen in Egypt have killed dozens of Coptic Christians in an attack on a bus carrying them to a monastery in the south of the country. Also in the programme: President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is reported to be under scrutiny by the FBI, and Aboriginal Australians call for reform after a conference at Uluru. (PHOTO: Worshippers at a Coptic Church, CREDIT: EPA)

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Trump: Nato Allies Must Pay Up

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, May 25, 2017


President Trump has addressed NATO leaders in person for the first time, telling them that they must honour their financial obligations to the defence organisation. We speak to Lithuania's foreign minister. Also in the programme: the sex slaves of al-Shabab; America's top diplomat in London condemns leaks to the US media about investigations into the Manchester bomb attack; academics discuss Prince's 'Purple Reign'. (Photo: Donald Trump delivers a speech as NATO heads of governments listen during the unveiling ceremony of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels. Credit: AFP)

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Manchester Bombing Intelligence Leaked to US Media

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, May 25, 2017


The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she will make clear to President Trump that shared intelligence must remain secure when she meets with him at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday. Pictures from the ongoing investigation into the bombing of a music concert in the British city of Manchester were leaked to the New York Times on Wednesday - a move that is said to have angered British officials. Also in the programme: NATO Secretary General announces that the military alliance will join the anti-IS coalition; Two previously unseen Sylvia Plath poems have been uncovered (Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks to deliver a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on May 23, 2017 after an emergency meeting of the Cobra committee in response to a deadly suspected suicide bombing in the northern city of Manchester. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images)

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Father and Brother of Manchester Bomber Arrested in Libya

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, May 24, 2017


The father and youngest brother of the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, have been arrested in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. 22 people were killed in the attack, which took place in the English city of Manchester on Monday. Also in the programme: Libyans in Manchester react to the bombing; President Trump travels to Brussels for NATO summit. (Photo: Salman Abedi)

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UK Terror Threat Raised to Critical

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, May 24, 2017


Soldiers deployed on streets after threat level raised following Manchester bombing. Also in the programme: President Trump meets the Pope; and Myanmar opens fresh round of peace talks. (Photo: An armed member of the British Army carries his weapon as he patrols outside 10 Downing Street, the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister, in central London on May 24, 2017. Credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Manchester Remembers its Dead

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, May 23, 2017


Police name suspected bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. Thousands of people crowded into a square in the centre of the city to attend a vigil to honour the victims of the bombing. Also in the programme: Palestinian reaction to President Trump's visit and Bond actor Roger Moore dies. (Photo: Members of the public light candles during a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of Monday evening's bomb attack. Credit: Getty Images)

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More Than 20 Die in Manchester Bombing

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, May 23, 2017


More than 20 people are known have died following a suicide bombing at a music concert in Manchester, in the north of England. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said it is now beyond doubt that the people of Britain had fallen victim to a 'callous terrorist attack'. (Photo: A police officer stands at a cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017 following a deadly terror attack at a concert at the venue the night before. Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trump Visits Jerusalem's Western Wall

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, May 22, 2017


President Trump becomes the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem and says he is optimistic about chances for a peace deal in the Middle East. Also in the programme: Russia warned on doping and femicide in South Africa. (Picture: Trump leaves a note at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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President Trump Arrives in Israel

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, May 22, 2017


The US President Donald Trump has begun a visit to Israel by warning of the threat posed by Iran if it acquires nuclear weapons. President Trump is continuing his first foreign trip, and flew to Israel directly from Saudi Arabia. Also in the programme: Mass trial of accused 2015 coup plotters begins in Turkey; Cholera outbreak worsens in Yemen. Photo: US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel"s President Reuven Rivlin give a press conference at the president's residence in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. Credit: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trump Signs Huge Arms Deal in Saudi Arabia

Author: BBC World Service
Sat, May 20, 2017


On his first foreign trip as US president, Donald Trump has signed $350bn worth of trade agreements with Saudi Arabia, including a $110bn arms deal to to boost the Saudi military. Also, the newly re-elected Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has pledged to open the country to the world and give greater freedoms to Iranians. And one of Britain's foremost brain surgeons explains what it takes to succeed in the operating theatre. (Photo: Donald Trump boards his presidential jet. Credit: AFP)

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Wikileaks Founder Defiant

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, May 19, 2017


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, we hear from a former Justice Department official who oversaw ­cybercrime investigations. Also in the programme; a high turnout in Iran's presidential election and a new scheme aimed at helping house people in the LGBT community who are fifty or older. (Picture: Julian Assange puts his fist in the air as he steps out to speak to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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Is President Trump Feeling The Heat?

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, May 17, 2017


As leading US Democrats issue a formal demand for an independent commission to investigate links between Russia and the Trump administration, President Trump has said he's been treated worse than any politician in history, especially by the media. Also on the programme: Chelsea Manning, who was behind one of the biggest intelligence leaks in US history, has been released from prison; and mice ovaries made with a 3D printer. (Photo: President Donald Trump departs the White House May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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White House Defends Trump's Intelligence Sharing

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, May 16, 2017


Donald Trump's National Security Adviser says the president in no way compromised any sources or methods in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister last week. H R McMaster defended Mr Trump's conversation with Sergei Lavrov as "wholly appropriate". So what is a US president allowed to share? Also on the programme: A Mexican activist searching for his missing daughter fears for his life; and scientific cooperation in the Middle East. (Image: H R McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House. Credit: AFP/Saul Loeb)

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State Department: Syria Built a Crematorium at Military Prison

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, May 15, 2017


The US has accused the Syrian government of installing a crematorium in a military prison near Damascus in order to dispose of thousands of murdered prisoners. The US State Department released satellite pictures of what it said was the crematorium at Sednaya prison. Also on the programme: France's new president chooses a prime minister; and the longest single note played on a saxophone. (Image: An annotated satellite image released by the State Department purporting to show a crematorium at Sednaya prison. Credit: US State Department)

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France's President Macron Inaugurated

Author: BBC World Service
Sun, May 14, 2017


Speaking at the Elysee Palace, France's new President, Emmanuel Macron, said his country had to find answers to the great crises of the time, including migration, terrorism, the excesses of capitalism and climate change. Also in the programme: North Korean missile test, and Bob Marley's Exodus at 40. (Photo: President Macron waves as he parades in a car after his formal inauguration ceremony. Credit: AFP/Etienne Laurent)

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Candidates Wrap up French Election Campaign

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, May 05, 2017


Newshour's James Coomarasamy reports from Lyon as the French prepare to vote in presidential elections on Sunday Also in the programme: a friend's tribute to Somalia's youngest ever minister who's been shot dead in Mogadishu, and traffic lights for smart phone users (Photo: An electoral card next to ballots for the French presidential election candidates at a polling station in Rennes, western France Credit: AFP)

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Le Pen Accused of Speech Plagiarism

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, May 02, 2017


French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarising a speech made by defeated rival Fran?ois Fillon, but was it plagiarism or homage? Also in the programme: could Britain make trouble for EU if Brexit negotiations don't go its way? And, scientists decode the genome of the tea plant. (Photograph shows French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Credit: Reuters)

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What Does Russia Think of Trump?

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Sep 08, 2016


Just what is Russia's view on the US presidential race and why does Putin favour Trump? Just how strong is so-called Islamic State? New research says there are four separate species of Giraffe. Picture: a woman wears a shirt reading "Trump Putin "16" while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign event at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Russian Helicopter Shot Down in Syria

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 01, 2016


A Russian military helicopter has been shot down over Syria, killing all five people on board; Turkey's security forces have captured a group of fugitive soldiers suspected of involvement in last month's failed coup attempt; the president of Taiwan has formally apologised to the indigenous population for centuries of abuse. (Photo: Men inspect the wreckage of a Russian helicopter. Credit: Reuters)

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Scores Killed in Nice Bastille Day Attack

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Jul 15, 2016


A lorry ploughs through crowds in the south of France killing more than 80 people. Pciture: A crime scene investigator works on the truck which crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 15 July 2016. Picture: EPA/IAN LANGSDON

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EU: No Compromise on Freedom of Movement

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Jun 29, 2016


The European Council meets without Britain for the first time after Brexit vote; Scientists discover an escape tunnel used by Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust; The world's biggest uncut diamond goes on auction. (Photo: A United Kingdom name card at the EU Summit in Brussels. Credit: Reuers/Phil Noble)

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