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17/01/2014

Morning news and current affairs with Justin Webb and John Humphrys, including Obama's NSA plan analysed and a crane climber in action.

Morning news and current affairs with Justin Webb and John Humphrys, including:

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Ed Miliband is to say the "big five" banks must give up "significant" numbers of branches in an effort to make the industry more competitive. The BBC's Robert Peston looks at the issue; plus shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna speaks to Today's John Humphrys.

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Today's Tom Bateman looks at how France's political class is coming to terms with the issue of privacy versus publication, following reports of President Francois Hollande's affair.

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Thought for the Day, with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser.

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Foreign Secretary William Hague is to travel to Glasgow to argue that an independent Scottish state may not be able to negotiate the same terms of EU membership as the UK. Mr Hague speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

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President Barack Obama is to announce changes to US electronic spy programmes after revelations made by ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The BBC's Mark Mardell discovers more, before The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger discusses.

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Fri 17 Jan 2014 06:00

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  • Fri 17 Jan 2014 06:00