From Our Own Correspondent - A Tale of Two Termini
France is gloomier than it's been for decades, and a clothes crisis hits the Venezuelan general election. Reports from BBC foreign correspondents, presented by Kate Adie.
Unemployment's up, the tax bills are up, public cheerfulness is down. Hugh Schofield says these are gloomy times in France.
Sunday's general election in Venezuela could be a close one. And already it's providing our correspondent Paul Moss with a wardrobe nightmare.
The stalemate in London surrounding Wikileaks founder Julian Assange continues. Jo Fidgen says that in Sweden, where he's wanted after allegations of sexual assault, most people believe he should come back for questioning.
Hundreds of thousands of Crimean Tatars have been returning to their homeland. Robin Banerji has been learning that many are finding it hard to track down their cultural heritage.
And biggest, tallest, longest, most expensive? Modern China certainly deals in superlatives but Martin Patience wonders if size really does matter or if it's all a question of insecurity.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 11:00AM Thu, 4 Oct 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11:00AM Thu, 4 Oct 2012
- Duration 30 minutes