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Mon 18 Jul 2016 06:00

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MPs will vote today on whether to keep the Trident nuclear system or whether to scrap it. Joe Twyman is the head of political and social research at YouGov.


The French authorities have detained a third person in connection with the Truck attack in Nice. A 37 year old man - he has been described as part of the attacker's entourage. The former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has criticised the government for what he called its failure to protect the country against terrorist attacks. Camille Grand is the director of The Foundation for Strategic Research - a think tank on defence and security issues.


ARM Holdings is one of the UK's biggest and most admired technology companies. Its microchips are in billions of devices including Apple's iphone. Today its board will recommend that it be taken over by the Japanese company Softbank - a deal worth £24 billion. Simon Jack is our business editor.


Three policemen have been shot dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - the city where a black man was shot dead by police a fortnight ago. Once again a lone black gunman was the killer. He was shot dead by the police. Tara Wicker is a Democratic member of the Baton Rouge city council.


The west is watching events in Turkey with great trepidation after the failure of a military coup on Friday. The fear is that President Erdogan will use it as an excuse to seize even more power for himself. Already thousands of people have been arrested and Erdogan has referred to the cause of the revolt as a virus that he will eradicate. Katy Watson reports from Istanbul.


MPs will vote today to keep the Trident nuclear missile system. There is some doubt as to how many Labour MPs will join in that vote and effectively defy the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. He has always been opposed to Trident, but he has been forced to allow his MPs to have a free vote and many will vote to build a new generation of Trident submarines. Emily Thornberry is Labour's shadow foreign secretary.


Republicans are gathering in Cleveland, Ohio, to nominate Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. He is almost there - the man whom a year ago everyone was writing off as an overblown self-publicist. So where has he found his determination? James Naughtie, has been finding out, on the road to Cleveland.


Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the "virus" that caused the revolt. The newspaper Today's Zaman, along with its Turkish-language counterpart, were taken over by the government in March as part of a media crackdown. Sevgi Akarcesme is the former editor-in-chief of the newspaper, and Zeynep Jane Kandur is a board member of the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Istanbul branch.


MPs will vote today on whether to keep the Trident nuclear system or whether to scrap it. Michael Fallon is the defence secretary.


Three police officers have been killed and three injured in a shooting in the southern US city of Baton Rouge. A suspect shot dead at the scene was thought to be the only gunman involved, police said. The incident follows the recent killing of a black man by police in Baton Rouge, which sparked protests. Laura Bicker reports.


An independent report into allegations of doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics two years ago is expected to reveal new evidence of state-sponsored cheating by Russia when its findings are revealed today. Michele Verroken ran the UK's anti-doping organisation between 1986 and 2004.


It is estimated that more than two and a half thousand young South Africans are infected with the AIDS virus every week. As experts from around the world gather there for a major AIDS conference - the first in South Africa for sixteen years - the issue of adolescents, aids and stigma is expected to dominate. South Africa now has the world's largest HIV treatment programme but these infections among young people reveal an alarming trend. Our Southern Africa Correspondent Karen Allen reports.


Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the "virus" that caused the revolt. Ziya Meral is a British-Turkish research fellow at the UK Army's new Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, and Baroness Hussein-Ece is a Lib Dem peer who is a member of the All-Party Group on Turkey.


If we can draw one solid lesson from the last few weeks in British politics, it is that anything can happen. What do the last few weeks say about how we perceive the likelihood of events? Should we be thinking differently? Professor David Spiegelhalter is the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge's Statistical Laboratory, and Julian Baggini is a philosopher.



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