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Recent Episodes

Trump signs huge arms deal in Saudi Arabia

On his first foreign trip as US president, Donald Trump has signed $350bn worth of trade agreements with Saudi Arabia, including a $110bn arms deal to to boost the Saudi military.

Also in the programme: The newly re-elected Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has pledged to open the country to the world and give greater freedoms to Iranians. And one of Britain's foremost brain surgeons explains what it takes to succeed in the operating theatre.

(PHOTO: Donald Trump boards his presidential jet. CREDIT: AFP)

Rouhani Wins Iranian Presidential Election

Hassan Rouhani has won a second four-year term as president of Iran, with a decisive election victory. Mr Rouhani achieved 57% of the vote, easily beating his hardline conservative challenger, Ebrahim Raisi. We hear reactions from Tehran, London and Washington.

Also on the programme: Donald Trump travels to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president; and life as a brain surgeon.

(Image: Hassan Rouhani waves to supporters. Credit: Reuters)

Wikileaks Founder Defiant

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, we hear from a former Justice Department official who oversaw ­cybercrime investigations.

Also in the programme; a high turnout in Iran's presidential election and a new scheme aimed at helping house people in the LGBT community who are fifty or older.

(Picture: Julian Assange puts his fist in the air as he steps out to speak to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Julian Assange Rape Probe Dropped

Sweden's director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Also on the programme: Japan's Emperor Akihito is allowed to step down; and Iranians vote in presidential elections.

(Picture: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Credit: AFP)

US Special Counsel to Investigate the 'Russia Thing'

President Trump has welcomed the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the election that brought him to power.

Also in the programme; Brazil's president refuses to stand down as pressure mounts over an alleged corruption scandal; and as Iranians prepare to vote in presidential elections we look at the politics of music in Iran.

(Picture: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013. Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

What Powers Will US Special Counsel Robert Mueller Have?

Ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller appointed to lead the investigation into alleged links between the Trump campaign and Moscow

Also in the programme: calls for the resignation of the Brazilian president over a corruption scandal, and the Japanese princess choosing to marry out of the palace.

(Photo: Former FBI director Robert Mueller at the swearing-in of former FBI Director James Comey in 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images)