World at One: BBC Radio 4 News

World at One: BBC Radio 4 News

Forty five minutes of news, analysis and comment with Martha Kearney and Shaun Ley

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  • Ukrainian government restart pro-Russian offensive

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

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    46 mins

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    Ukraine's government says it is restarting an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after one of its local politicians was killed. But Moscow has said it will retaliate if the interests of Russian people are threatened. We discus the escalating tensions. Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism. But after Afghanistan and Iraq, is there still any appetite for intervention abroad? We discuss this. Nearly two hundred schoolgirls in Nigeria are still missing after being kidnapped last week. Has the Nigerian Government lost control of parts of the north east of the country? We celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday and look at the hidden science in his writing.

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  • The Price of Failure

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

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    46 mins

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    David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United, the most famous football club in the world.Was it failure on the pitch or in commercial terms which forced his dismissal? Ex England Manager, Graham Taylor extends his sympathies and Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs, who tried to buy the club, tells presenter, Martha Kearney why failures of leadership in football and business are equally punished. US Vice President, Joe Biden tells Ukrainians in Kiev he will support them. Why healthcare in Wales and England is divided by more than geography. Foreign Office Minister,Hugh Robertson condemns plans for a Presidential election in Syria in June. And violinist Tasmin Little on the unique appeal of 'Lark Ascending'.

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  • LORD OWEN ON PROSPECTS OF DEESCALATING UKRAINE CRISIS

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

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    46 mins

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    Russia has accused the government in Kiev of breaking last week's Geneva accord aimed at de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine. We'll hear live from the former British foreign secretary who tried to do the same in Bosnia. What are the prospects for resolving Ukraine's ethnic division? A presidential election is to be held in Syria on June the third, in spite of the civil war and fresh claims that chemical weapons have been used. Is David Cameron stirring up trouble by calling for British Christians to be more evangelical? We'll have live discussion. A four day weekend - why can't it always be this way? We hear from an economist who thinks shorter working weeks would make us more productive. And the programme that launched BBC Two by accident - we speak to one of Playschool's presenters and the woman who devised it.

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  • Ferry search continues.

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

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    46 mins

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    Divers enter capsized Korean ferry; Labour hopes US spin doctor will help win election; degree inflation debate.

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  • Beware of the Bear

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    46 mins

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    Bloodshed in Mariupol as a Ukrainian guardpost comes under attack from Russian separatists.In Moscow Vladimir Putin defends his policy towards Ukraine in a marathon media appearance . Bridget Kendall gives Shaun Ley her reading of the President's message to foreign ministers from all sides of the conflict meeting in Geneva.The Food Standards Agency reveals that 40% of dinners in restaurants and street outlets described as lamb are adulterated.We ask why it's taken so long since the horsemeat scandal to get to grips with food fraud.We assess the influence on Labour of social policy philosopher and 'compassion' critic, Richard Sennett.And Security Correspondent , Frank Gardner talks to the latest migrants to 'Londonistan' , the exiled Muslim Brotherhood.

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