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Putin and Biden meet at much-anticipated summit

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The talks in Geneva come at a time when both sides describe relations as being at rock bottom. The discussions are set to include arms control and the US allegations of Russian cyber-attacks.

Also on the programme: the case for compulsory vaccinations for care workers worldwide; and we look ahead to the elections in Iran.

(Photo: U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they arrive for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland on 16 June 2021.Credit: Loeb/ Pool/ Reuters)

Jun 16 2021

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Thousands of Israeli nationalists march in East Jerusalem

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Hard-line nationalist Israelis have been marching through parts of East Jerusalem to mark the annexation of the area by Israel more than 50 years ago. We hear from a minister in the coalition on what he makes of the march and what to expect from an Israel under new management.

Also on the programme: the longest Arctic expedition produces one of the most worrying warnings on climate change; and ahead of the Biden-Putin summit, what is it the Russian leader wants?

(Picture: Organisers of the event insisted that participants had a right to march through Jerusalem. Credit: Reuters)

Jun 15 2021

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Israeli ultra-nationalists are preparing to march in occupied East Jerusalem

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Israeli ultra-nationalists are preparing to march in occupied East Jerusalem in an event that Palestinians have branded a provocation.

Also in the programme: The United States and the European Union have resolved a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers.
And researchers in Cambridge University say the early warning signs of self-harm in children can appear almost a decade before it starts.

(Photo: The annual Jerusalem Day flag march marks Israel's capture of East Jerusalem in 1967. Credit: EPA)

Jun 15 2021

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President Biden's first NATO summit

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NATO holds its first summit with Joe Biden as leader of its most powerful member. But how does this old military alliance deal with all the new threats? NATO's Secretary General talks to us about China, cyber and space.......as well as the threat from Russia.

Also in the programme: the small US biotech company that's produced a powerful new COVID vaccine; and the British Prime Minister announces pandemic restrictions will now stay until at least mid-July.

(Image: U.S. President Joe Biden holds a news conference during a NATO summit at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021/ Credit: Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS)

Jun 14 2021

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Israel's new Prime Minister promises to unite nation

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Israel's new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, has promised to unite a nation frayed by years of political stalemate. He succeeds Benjamin Netanyahu, who was forced out of office after 12 years.

Also in the programme: The trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has begun in Myanmar, four months after her government was overthrown by the military. And two Americans have told a Japanese court they helped smuggle the former head of Nissan out of Japan.

(Photo: Naftali Bennett's support became crucial for the formation of a coalition government after the last election. Credit: AFP)

Jun 14 2021

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Netanyahu out as new Israeli government approved

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Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after its parliament voted in a new coalition government. The right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as prime minister, leading a "government of change".

Also in the programme: The G7 nations have agreed to step up action on climate change and renewed a pledge to raise $100bn a year to help poor countries cut carbon emissions; and we look at the work of intimacy coordinators in the film industry.

(Credit: Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a special session of the Knesset held to approve and swear-in a new coalition government. Credit: Reuters.)

Jun 13 2021

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Israeli parliament to vote for new government

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Israel's parliament is expected to approve the formation of a new government, a coalition of parties that has a majority of one seat. Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett is poised to become PM in a power-sharing deal with a centrist leader.

Also on the programme: the role of climate negotiations in the ongoing G7 summit in Cornwall, England; and we hear from an intimacy coordinator about consent on a film set.

(Photo: Israeli coalition party leaders meet in the Knesset ahead of the vote of confidence.Credit: Courtesy/Ariel Zandberg )

Jun 13 2021

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G7 summit: Spending plan to rival China adopted

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G7 leaders seeking to rival China have adopted a plan to support lower- and middle-income countries in building better infrastructure. In a statement at their summit in the English county of Cornwall, the G7 leaders said they would offer a "values-driven, high-standard and transparent" partnership. However, details of how the plan will be financed remain unclear.

Also in the programme: In Nigeria crowds have gathered to protest about worsening violence and a ban on Twitter; and we have a listen to the music that has defined Myanmar’s anti-coup protests.

(Photo: Prime Minister Boris Johnson next to US President Joe Biden in Carbis Bay, during the G7 summit in Cornwall. Credit: PA).

Jun 12 2021

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G7: Leaders to unveil global anti-pandemic action plan

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G7 leaders are expected to sign up to measures to tackle future pandemics. On the second day of their summit in Cornwall, they will issue a declaration that sets out a series of measures. The aim is to slash the time needed to develop vaccines to under 100 days.

Also in the programme: the US Justice Department will investigate attempts by officials in the Trump administration to seize the phone records of leading Democrats; and the music of protest in Myanmar.

(photo: G7 leaders in Cornwall)

Jun 12 2021

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G7 leaders attend reception with Queen Elizabeth

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The leaders of seven of the world's wealthiest countries have attended a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth. It follows the beginning of talks at the G7 summit with a focus on the pandemic and climate change. G7 countries have pledged a billion doses of vaccines for poorer nations. So how do those vaccine pledges sound to those taking a global view of the pandemic ? We speak to David Nabarro from the WHO. Also: UNICEF warns that 33,000 children are at risk of death from hunger in Tigray; and how pointy-toed shoes led to surge in bunions in medieval times.

(Photo: Queen Elizabeth II speaks to US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill as she attends a reception at the Eden Project with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and G7 leaders. Credit: Jack Hill/The Times/PA Wire)

Jun 11 2021

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G7 leaders meet in Cornwall

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Global leaders are meeting in the English region of Cornwall for the first such gathering since the start of the pandemic. Will they step up on vaccines and climate change? We hear from a Big Pharma representative and a public health activist on whether COVID vaccine patents need to be waived.

Also in the programme, the UN human rights chief warns of further bloodshed in Myanmar amid a military build-up.

And as Hong Kong's film censors get new powers under the national security law, what will the impact be on the territory's film industry?

(Photo shows the UK"s Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeting France"s President Emmanuel Macron as they arrive for the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Credit: Reuters)

Jun 11 2021

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President Biden meets British PM

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President Biden is in the UK for the G7 summit -- we hear what he wants from Europe and why his meeting today with prime minister Boris Johnson is being overshadowed by a row over Northern Ireland.

Also in the programme: the mosquito hack that can dramatically reduce cases of dengue fever; and a new film tells the story of the Zimbabwean refugees who took the world of wine by storm.

(Image: U.S. President Joe Biden waves upon arrival at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, Cornwall, Britain June 9, 2021 / Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble/Pool)

Jun 10 2021

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Opposition leaders arrested in Nicaragua

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Four potential challengers to President Daniel Ortega have now been arrested in Nicaragua, in what some have called a hunt for critics of the president. In response, the US has imposed sanctions on four Nicaraguans close to the leadership.

Also in the programme: El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender, making it the first country to use it as an official national currency; and two accounts from Belarus on what it's like to fall foul of the authorities - the arts organiser separated from her family and the student writing from prison.

(Photo: Félix Maradiaga was planning to run as an opposition candidate in the November presidential election. He spoke to reporters outside the public prosecutor's office prior to his arrest. Credit: Reuters)

Jun 09 2021

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By Mountain- - Apr 07 2020
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Thanks for the information

Interesting perspectives

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