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Recent Episodes

EU Threatens Poland With Sanctions

Poland's conservative government plans to bring the selection of senior judges under government control, but the European commission says that breeches EU law on the need for an independent judiciary. It is now threatening sanctions against Poland if it presses ahead with reforms, including the possibility of revoking Poland's voting rights on EU matters. The BBC's Kevin Connolly in Brussels tells us all about the row.

And also in the programme: We hear from Italy where 93,000 people have arrived in the country illegally this year alone. And why a performance by the band Radiohead in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv has become controversial.

(Photo: Statue of the goddess of Justice balancing the scales. Credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Thai Army General Guilty Of Human Trafficking

A former general in the Thai Army, Manas Kongpan, was the highest ranking official to be found guilty in the country's largest human trafficking trial. More than one hundred defendants were accused of trafficking Bangladeshi nationals and Rohingya Muslims. More than forty have been found guilty of kidnapping, murder and rape.

Also on the programme the head of France's armed forces has resigned over President Macron's cuts to the defence budget. And just how did Despacito, a song released only six months ago by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, become the most streamed tune of all time?

(Picture: General Manas Kongpan arriving at the criminal court in Bangkok in 2015. Credit: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)

New Report on German Choir School Abuse

A report into a world-famous Catholic choir school in Southern Germany has found that more than 500 pupils were subject to physical or sexual abuse over a period of nearly 50 years. We hear from Alexander Probst who was a pupil at the choir school and was one of the first people to speak publicly about the abuse there.

Also on the programme: Is Obamacare here to stay? or go? And the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex is no longer the fast runner it was thought to be.

(Photo: Picture of the logo of the Regensburger Domspatzen boy's choir at a building of the choir's secondary school in Regensburg, southern

Germany. Credit: ARMIN WEIGEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Republican Healthcare Bill Collapses

President Trump's latest effort to approve new healthcare legislation has collapsed after Republican senators acknowledged that the party could not muster enough votes to approve his planned reforms. Mr Trump now says that Obamacare, his predecessor's healthcare system, should be allowed to fail before a replacement has been agreed. So what is the way ahead for efforts to repeal Obamacare? We hear from a Republican strategist.

Also in the programme: Amnesty International activists remanded in custody in Turkey; and the premiere of "Dunkirk" and the history behind the Hollywood blockbuster.

(Image: A protester against the Republicans' healthcare bill holding a sign that reads "Don't Pass #Trumpcare" . Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

Dutch Mark Third Anniversary of MH17 Downing

It's three years to the day since Malaysian Airlines' Flight MH17, going from Amsterdam, was shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. It was the worst single loss of life in the war between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government. The BBC's Anna Holligan was at the event.

Also in the programme; More than a million people have now been displaced by fighting in the Central African Republic. And the British government says new regulations on internet porn will make the UK the safest place in the world for children to go online.

(Photo: Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in eastern Ukraine. Credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

UAE Responds to Hacking Claims

The Washington Post has cited U.S. intelligence officials who claim the UAE orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post false quotes attributed to Qatar’s Emir. The alleged statements sparked a major ongoing dispute between Qatar and several other major Arab powers. We hear the response from the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

Also in the programme; the passing of the father of the 'zombie' movie and; is Russia about to expel dozens of US diplomats?

(Photo: UAE state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, speaks during a press conference at his office in Dubai. Credit: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)