World Update: Daily Commute

World Update: Daily Commute

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A daily digest of news and features presented by Dan Damon.

Episodes

US Vice-President Pence Reassures European Leaders  

European Council President Donald Tusk said he had a positive meeting with Mike Pence in Brussels. Also: Iraqi forces begin assault on west Mosul; Medical experiments on the edge of space. (Photo: European Council President Donald Tusk with US Vice President Mike Pence. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The Sunday Feature: Japanese Internment in America  

Dan Damon explores the legacy of Presidential Executive Order 9066, when 120,000 Japanese-Americans, many of them US-born citizens, were forcibly removed to internment camps during World War Two. (Photo: Moriki & Masayo Mochida (back row, left and right, respectively) and their family members wearing identification tags, awaiting an evacuation bus in Hayward, California on 8 May 1942. Credit: Dorothea Lange/US National Archives)

Weekend Extra  

Samsung heir arrested in S Korea; Poland's appeal to right-wing Europe; The Russian art of revolution

Brexit Watch: How would the great literary and artistic figures have voted?  

The UK Parliament is in recess at the moment, so the politics of Brexit has been low key. This gives us an opportunity to reflect on the arts and Brexit. What would some of great literary and artistic names from the past, such as David Hockney and Kingsley Amis have made of the decision to leave the European Union? Dan Damon spoke to BBC's Ben Wright & Denis Staunton, the London Editor of the Irish Times. (Photo: British artist David Hockney poses in front of his painting entitled 'The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire 2011' Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Trump Pick for Top Advisor Turns Down Job  

Robert Harward had been widely tipped to replace Michael Flynn; Also: Mark Zuckerberg on fake news; Photographing the black hole (Image: Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward is a 60-year-old former Navy Seal Credit: REUTERS)

Second Arrest over Death of Kim Jong-nam  

Kim Jong-nam died after apparently being poisoned while waiting to board a flight in Malaysia. Also: America's gothic art; Life in France's suburbs; Nokia mobile revival (Photo of Kim Jong-un, his brother. Credit: Reuters)

Brexit Watch: How would the great literary and artistic figures have voted?  

The UK Parliament is in recess at the moment, so the politics of Brexit has been low key. This gives us an opportunity to reflect on the arts and Brexit. What would some of great literary and artistic names from the past, such as David Hockney and Kingsley Amis have made of the decision to leave the European Union? Dan Damon spoke to BBC's Ben Wright & Denis Staunton, the London Editor of the Irish Times. (Photo: British artist David Hockney poses in front of his painting entitled 'The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire 2011' Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Flynn Contact with Russia: Republicans Join Calls for Investigation  

Michael Flynn quit on Monday over claims he had discussed US sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump took office. Also: UN warns of Central African Republic anarchy; The photojournalist who survived a mortar shell in east Ukraine. (Picture: Mr Flynn was pictured dining with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in December 2015 Credit: AP)

Michael Flynn: Trump's National Security Adviser Quits  

Mr Flynn is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Mr Trump took office. Also: Sounds of worship; The Georgian priest accused of conspiring to assassinate the head of the country's Orthodox Church. (Picture: Michael Flynn Credit: Reuters)

US Dam Risk Prompts Evacuation  

More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes. Also: Steve Bannon's obsession with a particular book; Adele wins big at the Grammys. (Picture: Engineers noticed that large chunks of concrete were missing from a spillway at the dam Credit: AP)

The Sunday Feature: Alice in Wonderland auction  

One of the world's largest collections of "Alice in Wonderland" memorabilia, featuring thousands of items, has been sold at an Oxford auction house. Dan Damon met the people involved.

Weekend Extra  

Inside Syria's jails; Marine Le Pen's vision for France; Berlin Film Festival

Trump Loses Bid to Reinstate Ban  

Canadian border threat to US?; Free speech test in Germany; Hundreds of whales stranded in New Zealand. (Image of people protesting the Trump travel ban by Reuters)

New CIA Chief in Turkey on First Foreign Visit  

Al-Qaeda's reorganisation; India's extreme anti-poaching strategy; Ron Haviv's powerful photographs (Picture: Pompeo speaking at a conference Credit: AP)

Brexit Watch: An Exit from Brexit?  

A court case in Dublin could give the British government the option of revisiting the Brexit decision and reversing it without the consent of the other 27 European Union member states. The court case will also consider whether Britain should still be able to attend all of the meetings of the EU until it actually leaves the organisation. Dan Damon spoke to Jolyon Maugham, director of the Good Law Project and to the BBC's political correspondent Chris Mason. (Photo:European Union flag with the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament Credit: PA)

Russian Opposition Leader Guilty of Embezzlement  

How Donald Trump's travel ban affects ISIS recruiting; Devastating fire in Manila; Does a six-hour working day, actually work? (Photo: Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Parliament Passes Controversial Settlement Law  

The village welcoming the far right in Hungary; A story of solidarity after Donald Trump's travel ban; Facebook tackle fake news ahead of French election. (Photo: Palestinian protesters hurl stones towards a digger operated by Israeli security forces. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

US Appeals Court Hears Trump Travel Ban Arguments  

New Bob Marley recordings discovered; Maternity care in the Netherlands; Do environmentalists need to get better at storytelling? (Photo: Protesters demonstrate against U.S. President Donald Trump. Credit: Getty Images)

The Sunday Feature: The Glass Menagerie  

Vincent Dowd speaks to cast members Michael Esper and Cherry Jones about Tennessee Williams' 1945 masterpiece and the America of today (Photo: Michael Esper and Cherry Jones, who play Tom and Amanda Wingfield, respectively, in a production of The Glass Menagerie, directed by John Tiffany at London's Duke of York theatre. Credit: Johan Persson)

Weekend Extra  

Germany's tack to the right; Filter bubbles and how to burst them; Winning Soundscape

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