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    Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem

    Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem

    The parade risked igniting tensions with Palestinians, only weeks after a conflict in Gaza ended. Also: Taiwan angered by China's latest breach of air space, and plastic bottles could be turned into vanilla ice-cream!

    • 31 min
    The US and EU resolve aircraft trade row

    The US and EU resolve aircraft trade row

    They agree a deal in a 17 year dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers. Also: Hungary passes a law banning what it calls the promotion of homosexuality to under-eighteens, and a deaf sheepdog learns how to work again.

    • 25 min
    Biden says China and Russia trying to ‘drive a wedge’ in Nato

    Biden says China and Russia trying to ‘drive a wedge’ in Nato

    Speaking after his first summit of Nato leaders since taking office, President Biden said he will lay down red lines to his Russian counterpart in their meeting on Wednesday, and acknowledged that he faced a tough opponent in Vladimir Putin. Also: Belarus parades the detained opposition journalist Roman Protasevich at a news conference in Minsk; and the American actor Ned Beatty - who appeared in Deliverance and Superman - dies at the age of 83.

    • 29 min
    NATO: America's back at the table

    NATO: America's back at the table

    The head of Nato says it’s a pivotal moment in the seventy–two year history of the organisation, as he urged members to respond to China’s rise and Russia’s aggressive behaviour. Also: the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has begun in Myanmar and is football still as important for Scotland now its back in the EUROS after a twenty-three year gap?

    • 24 min
    Naftali Bennett takes over as head of a fragile Israeli coalition.

    Naftali Bennett takes over as head of a fragile Israeli coalition.

    After twelve years dominated by one man, Israel gets a new leader; The G-7 pledges a billion covid vaccine doses for poorer countries; How to film a sex scene without exploiting the actors...should all movie sets have an "intimacy coordinator"?

    • 24 min
    G7 leaders agree on spending plan to rival China

    G7 leaders agree on spending plan to rival China

    The US and its allies have agreed a huge infrastructure plan to counter China's Belt and Road initiative. Also: the Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen, is awake in hospital after collapsing during a European Championship match, and Saudi Arabia has announced strict limits for this year's Hajj pilgrimage because of the pandemic.

    • 31 min

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