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Recent Episodes

White House Defends Trump's Intelligence Sharing

Donald Trump's National Security Adviser says the president in no way compromised any sources or methods in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister last week. H R McMaster defended Mr Trump's conversation with Sergei Lavrov as "wholly appropriate". So what is a US president allowed to share?

Also on the programme: A Mexican activist searching for his missing daughter fears for his life; and scientific cooperation in the Middle East.

(Image: H R McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House. Credit: AFP/Saul Loeb)

Did President Trump confide secret intelligence to the Russians?

President Trump has been criticised for claims that he shared intelligence originally from a US ally, with Russia.

Also on the programme: Iran's female politicians and an Insider's Account of Rogue Trading and the Greatest Banking Scandal in History

(Photo: US President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. Credit: AFP Photo/ Russian Foreign Ministry)

State Department: Syria Built a Crematorium at Military Prison

The US has accused the Syrian government of installing a crematorium in a military prison near Damascus in order to dispose of thousands of murdered prisoners. The US State Department released satellite pictures of what it said was the crematorium at Sednaya prison.

Also on the programme: France's new president chooses a prime minister; and the longest single note played on a saxophone.

(Image: An annotated satellite image released by the State Department purporting to show a crematorium at Sednaya prison. Credit: US State Department)

Hardline Iranian Presidential Candidate Withdraws

On leaving the race, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf called on his supporters to back fellow hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi in his electoral challenge to moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani. What might his withdrawal mean for Friday's election?

Also in today's programme: Heavy gunfire has been heard on the streets of Ivory Coast as mutinous soldiers refused to back down over pay; and fighting back in the 'post-truth' world.

(Photo: Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Credit: Tasnim News Agency via Reuters)

North Korea Missile Test 'due to Kim Jong-un Paranoia'

The United States has warned North Korea that new missile tests are not the way to secure talks with Washington. The UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, accused the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, of being in a state of paranoia. Also in the programme: government troops in Ivory Coast confront mutinous soldiers, and an outbreak of cholera in Yemen overwhelms hospitals with four patients to a bed.

(Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Credit: AFP Getty Images)

France's President Macron Inaugurated

Speaking at the Elysee Palace, France's new President, Emmanuel Macron, said his country had to find answers to the great crises of the time, including migration, terrorism, the excesses of capitalism and climate change. Also in the programme: North Korean missile test, and Bob Marley's Exodus at 40.

(Photo: President Macron waves as he parades in a car after his formal inauguration ceremony. Credit: AFP/Etienne Laurent)