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As the French presidential election campaign reaches its final stages, the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, has accused her centrist rival, Emmanuel Macron, of being the candidate of the elite.
Also in the programme: what makes the FBI director sick, and how to rent a stranger in Japan.
(Photo: French presidential candidates Marine le Pen and Emmanuel Macron prepare for their final debate Credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
The European Union's Brexit chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned that Britain's departure from the EU will neither be quick nor easy. He said that the UK must "settle its accounts" with the EU as part of the Brexit process.
Also in the programme: Eyewitness report of deadly attack on Nato convoy in Kabul and the social media shaping Iran's presidential election.
(Photo: EU flag flying in front of the Houses of Parliament in London. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire)
Leading athletes have expressed outrage that many of their world records could lose official status under radical new anti-doping proposals from European Athletics. Also on the programme: the British Prime Minister sets out her approach to Brexit. And the problem of tooth decay across Africa.
(Photo: British former athlete Jonathan Edwards faces losing his 1995 triple jump record under proposed new rules. Credit: Getty Images)
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarising a speech made by defeated rival François Fillon, but was it plagiarism or homage? Also in the programme: could Britain make trouble for EU if Brexit negotiations don't go its way? And, scientists decode the genome of the tea plant.
(Photograph shows French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Credit: Reuters)
The front-runner in the French presidential election has told the BBC the European Union must reform or face the prospect of "Frexit" - the French equivalent of Britain's Brexit. At the start of the final week before Sunday's second round of voting, we'll hear the latest from the campaigns of Mr Macron and his rival, Marine Le Pen.
Also on the programme: The Indian minister handing out wooden bats to women to use them as weapons if their husbands turn abusive. And we speak to the head of the Organization of American States as Venezuela's opposition and government call for another day of protests.
(Image: Emmanuel Macron. Credit: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)
The White House says that President Trump will be speaking today to the leaders of Singapore and Thailand about the threat North Korea poses of massive nuclear destruction in Asia. Mr.Trump has been talking about his own strategy for dealing with the crisis in a wide-ranging TV interview marking his first one hundred days in office.
Also in the programme: Iranian TV mogul shot dead, and a university course on Dolly Parton.
(Photo: US President Donald Trump. Credit: Eric Thayer-Pool/Getty Images)