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A direct telephone hotline has been set up between the leaders of North and South Korea for the first time. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and his southern counterpart, Moon Jae-in, are expected to use it before meeting in person next week.
Also in the programme: The Basque separatist group, ETA, has asked for forgiveness from the innocent victims caught up in its armed struggle against Spain; and the Arsenal football manager, Arsene Wenger, has announced he's standing down after twenty two years in charge.
Photo: Mr Kim (L) and Mr Moon (R) are expected to hold a telephone call before their face-to-face meeting next week. Credit: Getty images
The Queen has expressed her desire for Prince Charles to take over her Commonwealth role. Should he? Biographer Tom Bower and royal historian Hugo Vickers discuss the future role of the heir to the British throne. Also on the programme: how do former staff of the FBI feel about the ex-director James Comey and his apparent love of the limelight? And why have nomadic sea divers in Indonesia evolved bigger spleens than the rest of us?
(Picture: The Queen and Prince Charles at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London Credit: PA)
Queen Elizabeth II declares "sincere wish" for Prince Charles to lead Commonwealth and Helen Clark on the future of the Commonwealth.
Also in the programme: Hans Asperger's past and Britain's representative to the OPCW
(Picture: Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Getty Images)
Miguel Diaz-Canel is likely to be approved by Cuba’s National Assembly. He will be the first Cuban leader in almost 60 years who isn’t a Castro.
Also in the programme: The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calls snap parliamentary and presidential elections; and the Icelandic prisoner who escaped to Sweden on the same plane as the country’s prime minister.
Picture: Miguel Diaz-Canel in March 2018. Credit: Getty Images
CIA director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang last week, ahead of planned talks between President Trump and the North Korean leader on that country's nuclear ambitions. But what could a possible deal look like?
Also in the programme: as Raúl Castro prepares to step down from Cuba's presidency; Facebook faces a facial recognition backlash in Europe; and the art of 'professional mourning'.
Picture: an undated image released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang.
Syrian authorities say inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have arrived in Douma to investigate the suspected chemical attack on April 7th. But the US State Department says the OPCW have yet to enter the site.
Also in the programme: PM of Antigua and Barbuda calls on UK to compensate Caribbean immigrants whose right to live in country was wrongly questioned; and there have been protests in Armenia after parliament voted to allow the country’s president to remain in power.
Picture: General view of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 17th 2018. Credit: Getty Images