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The latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia targets seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, as well as seventeen Russian government officials. Also in the programme: Brazil's former President Lula da Silva ignores a court orders to go to jail; and a look back at the life of a free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor.
The former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for bribery and abuse of power. Also in the programme: there's been violence on the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations by Palestinians; and is a tax the best way to persuade us to eat less sugar?
(Photo: South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a court in Seoul. Credit: AFP)
Poisoned Russian Yulia Skripal says her "strength is growing daily", in a statement ahead of a UN Security Council meeting about the nerve agent attack on her and her father in Britain.
Also in the programme: Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces prison after the Brazilian Supreme Court rejected his request to stay out of jail while he appeals against a corruption conviction; and thousands of Google employees demand the company withdraws from a project with the US military.
Photo: Yulia Skripal. Credit: Yulia Skripal / Facebook
The leader in the Brazilian presidential polls, Lula Da Silva, has been sentenced to 12 years for corruption. Judges ruled he could not be released on bail while he fights the charges.
Also on the programme: The future of Ethiopian treasures held by a London museum. And the Bollywood mega star given five years jail time for killing a protected antelope.
(Photo: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally in Curitiba. Credit: Rudolfo Buhrer/ Reuters)
President Erdogan, President Hassan Rouhani and President Putin discuss the fate of Syria. All three leaders agreed on the need to preserve Syria's territorial integrity.
Picture: The presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia met for their second tripartite summit in under six months, aiming to speed the peace process for Syria and bolster their influence in the country. Credit: AFP/Getty
The international chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW, has held an emergency meeting in the Netherlands. It's been called by Moscow to discuss the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.
Also in the programme: Brazil's Supreme Court is due to rule on whether to jail the former president, Lula da Silva; and China has announced new 25% tariffs on key commodities from the US.
Picture: Police officers work near the scene where Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered after being attacked with a nerve-agent. Credit: Getty Images