Will Arctic drilling be put on ice?

Greenpeace activists who boarded an oil drilling rig in Russian waters earlier this year have been pardoned, released and sent home. The story has received a lot of media coverage. But has the exercise made Russia's plans to drill in the Arctic any less likely to go ahead?

We'll have the latest from South Sudan where the government has agreed to a ceasefire as rival forces are battling for control of the country's oilfields.

Mike Johnson reports on re-shoring: bringing jobs, that were shifted abroad, back home. He asks how significant a trend it's likely to be.

And land-grabbing in one of Europe's most downtrodden countries: reporter Lucy Burton meets Romanian farmers who aren't convinced that allowing foreign investors to buy up land is in their best interests.

Plus, find out why bank heists are a thing of the past.

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