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Wilbur Ross was accused of misleading senators after leaked documents showed his interests in a firm in which some shareholders have ties to the Kremlin. They come as part of a huge leak of financial documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers, revealing how the powerful and wealthy secretly invest vast amounts of money in offshore tax havens.
Also in the programme: In Yemen the Saudi-led military coalition says it has closed the Yemeni land and sea borders, and President Donald Trump and the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have stressed their common stance in confronting the North Korean nuclear threat.
Image: tourists paddles by near a beach. Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images.
A leak of more than 13 million confidential documents – dubbed the Paradise Papers - show the scale of investments in offshore tax havens and the involvement of some very prominent, international figures. Also on the programme: Texas church shooting and Russian nationalists protest in Moscow
(Photo: Queen Elizabeth in London on 24th October 2017 Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Eleven Saudi princes and four government ministers arrested as the 32-year-old Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, solidifies his hold on power.
Also on the programme: Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four ex-ministers hand themselves into Belgian police. And US President Donald Trump begins his 13-day tour of Asia with a round of golf with the Japanese prime minister.
(Photo: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Credit: Reuters/ Saudi Press Agency)
Iran has denied spreading violence across the Middle East, rebuffing an accusation from the Lebanese prime minister, who's quitting his job amid fears for his life. Also on the programme: Arabic television channels are reporting that a new anti-corruption committee in Saudi Arabia has detained ten princes and dozens of former ministers. And the man with Down's Syndrome who told the US Congress the condition is a "medical gift".
(Photo: Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri. Credit: Reuters)
The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, has announced his resignation in a surprise move, saying he fears for his life in an atmosphere like that when his father, Rafiq, was assassinated in 2005. Mr Hariri also fiercely criticised the Shia movement Hezbollah and Iran, saying Iran planted fear and destruction everywhere it went.
Also on the programme: We discuss the sexual harassment allegations in British politics with a veteran political reporter and a senior politician. And the man with Down's Syndrome who told the US Congress the condition is a "medical gift".
(Image: Saad al-Hariri. Credit: AFP/Anwar Amro)
US Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl will be spared prison time after he was found guilty of deserting his Afghan outpost in 2009. We hear from Sean Langan who made a documentary about Bergdahl. Also on the programme: Red Cross apologise for losing five million dollars of Ebola funds to fraud and Jenna Abrams, the alt-right Twitter blogger that never existed.
(Photo: Bowe Bergdahl. Credit: AFP)