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Tue 7 Nov 2017 06:00

Today’s running order

Boris Johnson is to call Iran's foreign minister following reports that comments made by the foreign secretary were being used in Tehran as a justification to extend the jail sentence imposed on a British woman. Richard Ratcliffe is the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is currently serving a five-year sentence in Iran.

US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, with the North's nuclear ambitions high on his agenda. Trade will also be a key focus for Mr Trump, who wants fresh terms for the US-South Korea free trade agreement. Simon Hix is a Harold Laski professor of government at the LSE who has been researching this subject.

The prime minister has said she has spoken to the International Development Secretary Priti Patel "about the ministerial code and about the implications of the ministerial code", after it emerged that she had held undisclosed meetings in Israel. Sir Malcolm Rifkind is former Conservative chairman of the intelligence and security committee (until 2015) and foreign secretary under John Major

US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, with the North's nuclear ambitions high on his agenda. Charles Hay is the UK Ambassador to South Korea.

An anti-corruption investigation that has led to the detention of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen appears to be widening. Oliver Cornock is editor-in-chief at Oxford Business Group.

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including technology giant Apple, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Our correspondent Ross Hawkins reports.

US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, with the North's nuclear ambitions high on his agenda. Justin Webb reports.

The once familiar hedgehog has declined dramatically over the past few decades.  Fiona Mathews is the chair of The Mammal Society and professor of environmental biology at the University of Sussex.

More on the papers detailing offshore investments. Howard Quayle is the chief minister of the Isle of Man.

The government is publishing its Brexit Trade Bill, with a first reading in the Commons. It's one of the key pieces of legislation for helping pave the way for Brexit. Dr Liam Fox is the international trade secretary

Millions of Koreans have internet speed – at home – of a gigabit, a thousand megabits. In comparison to the UK’s 'superfast' broadband defined as 24 megabits. Byungki Oh is the vice president of Korea Telecom.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. One of the key figures in the Bolshevik seizure of power was Leon Trotsky. Esteban Volkov is Leon Trotsky’s grandson.

The first female president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, is speaking at an event this week in Birmingham. She joins us on the programme.

More on the papers detailing offshore investments. Marianna Mazzucato is a professor at the institute of economics, innovation and public value at UCL and John Cullinane is the tax policy director at the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

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  • Tue 7 Nov 2017 06:00