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Recent Episodes

Is Tillerson Softening the US Stance Towards North Korea?

"We're not your enemy" says US Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson to North Korea, "We do not seek a regime change." Does this conciliatory language signal a change in US policy towards that country?

Also on the programme as car makers meet up in Berlin to discus diesel emissions with politicians, we examine what this will mean for the German motor industry. And was it fair that the new female opposition party leader of New Zealand was asked if she planned to start a family on the very day that she started her job?

(Picture Kim Jong-un, Credit KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Detained

Two leading opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro are taken back to prison in night-time raids. A daughter of one of them says "my father's life is in Maduro's hands".

Also in the programme: Turkey coup trial; and Saudi tourism push

(Image: A Venezuelan opposition activist wears a mask depicting Caracas' former Mayor Antonio Ledezma during a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass Trial in Turkey of Accused Coup Plotters

Nearly five hundred people accused of involvement in last year's failed coup go on trial.

Also in the programme: sexual harassment in Australia, and Saudi Arabia aims to become tourist hotspot.

Picture: Arrested soldiers who participated in the 2016 attempted coup d"etat in Turkey are accompanied by Turkish gendarmes as they arrive for their trial near the capital, Ankara, on August 1, 2017. Credit: AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTANADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images

You're fired - Trump sacks Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci, Donald Trump's new communications chief has been sacked, after barely ten days in the job.

Also in the programme: the playwright and Hollywood actor, Sam Shepherd, has died and a gruesome murder in the wake of Kenyan election.

(Picture: Anthony Scaramucci speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on the day of his appointment.

Credit: Getty Images)

Maduro Celebrates Venezuela Vote

President Nicolas Maduro hails victory in vote for new National Constituent Assembly and mocks "emperor" Trump.

Also in the programme: Apple pulls VPN apps from China and the 100th anniversary of the battle at Passchendaele.

Picture: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrates election results after a national vote on his proposed Constituent Assembly at Plaza Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, 31 July 2017. Credit: EPA/NATHALIE SAYAGO

Several Dead as Venezuela Votes

Several people have been killed in Venezuela as the government holds a deeply divisive election for a new assembly to rewrite the constitution. We get the latest on the violence from our correspondent in Caracas and hear from the opposition why they are boycotting the vote.

Also in the programme: Remembering Passchendaele, one of the First World War's bloodiest battles; and can the US protect itself effectively from North Korea with a missile defense shield?

(Image: An opposition supporter walks near burning motorcycles during clashes in Caracas. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)