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

    Biden and Putin talk amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

    Biden and Putin talk amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

    During a videoconference meeting, US President Joe Biden voiced "deep concerns" over the massing of Russian troops near Ukraine, threatening "strong economic and other measures”. Moscow earlier said talks were needed as tensions were "off the scale".

    Also in the programme: French police arrest of a Saudi suspected of involvement in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi; and dozens of inmates have died in a fire at a prison in Burundi.

    (Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden videoconference on 07th of December 2021. Credit: Reuters).

    • 47 min
    Ukraine invasion fears ahead of Biden-Putin meeting

    Ukraine invasion fears ahead of Biden-Putin meeting

    President Biden is expected to warn Vladimir Putin that Russia will be hit with severe sanctions if it invades Ukraine, in a video call later today.

    Russian troop movement on the border with Ukraine has led to fears and concerns that Moscow is planning on an invasion. Latvia's foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, warns this programme of "huge bloodshed" if the situation escalates.

    Also in the programme: A whistleblower says the British operation to evacuate people from Afghanistan was dysfunctional and chaotic; we speak to one of those left behind in Kabul. Mel Brooks reflects on decades in showbusiness and we find out why the United Arab Emirates is moving its weekend.

    (Picture shows a Ukrainian serviceman on the front line in Donetsk. Credit EPA)

    • 49 min
    World reacts to Aung San Suu Kyi sentence

    World reacts to Aung San Suu Kyi sentence

    Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules, in the first of a series of verdicts that could see her jailed for life. Her sentence has been reduced from four years to two years.

    Also in the programme: Ethiopia's government says its forces have taken back two towns from Tigrayan rebels; the story of the Palestinian jailbreak that rocked Israel's security establishment; and can Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin reduce tensions over Ukraine?

    (Photo: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands in 2019. Credit: Reuters.)

    • 49 min
    Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to jail

    Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to jail

    Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to prison, the first in a series of verdicts that could jail her for life.

    Dr Sasa, a senior member of the National League for Democracy party and a spokesman for Myanmar's National Unity Government in exile, described it as a "show trial".

    Also in the programme: the World Health Organisaton says there has been a surge in Malaria with the pandemic disrupting health services all over the world and we hear concerns about a collapse in the Chinese property sector after a real estate firm defaults on its significant debts.

    (Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi in 2012, when she addressed the UK parliament. Credit: Dan Kitwood/PA)

    • 45 min
    Pope Francis has denounced those who use migrants for political propaganda

    Pope Francis has denounced those who use migrants for political propaganda

    The Pope made his remarks on a visit to the Mavrovouni refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

    Also on the programme; the Gambian president, Adama Barrow, appears on course for re-election with results from most districts giving him a clear lead. And former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for a globally focused response to the omicron variant of Covid 19.

    (Picture: Pope Francis at the Mavrovouni refugee camp in Lesbos. Credit: Reuters)

    • 48 min
    Pope Francis visits Greek refugee camp

    Pope Francis visits Greek refugee camp

    Pope Francis has been on a visit to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos where he urged better treatment of migrants in Europe.


    Also in the programme at least four anti-coup protesters have been killed when Myanmar security forces rammed a car into a protest in the main city of Yangon; protests are held in South African cities in opposition to oil company Shell’s plans to explore for oil and gas on the country’s wild coast.

    (Picture: Pope Francis greets two refugee girls at the Reception and Identification Centre in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, December 5, 2021. Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool via REUTERS)

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