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  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:47pm
    The major social media platforms are still allowing hate groups and extremists to use them to get their message across - that's the verdict of US senators who have been quizzing senior figures in Facebook, Twitter and Youtube during a session on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Commerce Committee told them current efforts involving algorithms and artificial intelligence were not enough to tackle the problem. The BBC's North America technology correspondent Dave Lee has been following proceedings. Doug Macintyre, 24/7 Wall Street, tells us what's been happening on the market in the US
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:23am
    Merera Gudina is the first of more than 500 prisoners Ethiopia has said it will release. Ahmed Soliman is an expert on the Horn of Africa at the London research group Chatham House, and tells us whether Ethiopia's more moderate stance on what some see as political prisoners could brighten the country's economic prospects. Also in the programme, the European Parliament has voted to ban the use of palm oil to make motor fuel. We discuss the potential impact on palm oil farmers in Asia, with Benedek Javor of the Hungarian Green Party, who voted in favour of the ban. Our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle of Capital Economics assesses the health of the US economy. Plus we hear from Chile on concerns there from some about the cost of Pope Francis's visit to the country.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:21pm
    Jamaica is sending a women's bobsleigh team to next month's Winter Olympics, 30 years after the country's men made their first historic appearance. They will be led in Pyeongchang by Jazmine Fenlator, who is the driver in the bobsled, as she trained in Germany. US share markets were in a volatile mood, as we heard from Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:02am
    France's president Macron visits Calais to try and tackle tensions over migrants there. We get reaction from Clare Moseley, founder of charity Care4Calais, and UK Independence Party MEP, Nigel Farage. Also in the programme, we have details of a BBC investigation into a scam allowing UK nationals to buy fake degrees from a 'diploma mill' in Pakistan. We travel to Cuba to meet two women entrepreneurs behind a growing design business on the island. Plus Timmy Shen, a reporter with TechNode China, tells us why Chinese internet giant Tencent has high hopes for the short video site Kuaishou.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 5:42pm
    The environmental damage caused by an explosion on an Iranian oil tanker in the East China sea is spreading. The ship has now sunk - and a ten mile wide oil slick has formed - fires are burning across the surface sending plumes of smoke into the sky. The Sanchi vessel, was carrying 136 thousand tonnes - almost one million barrels - of condensate, a light crude oil. It's thought to be the biggest tanker spill since 1991, when 260 thousand tonnes of oil leaked off the Angolan coast. A clean-up effort on the sea's surface has begun to try and limit harm to the marine ecosystem. Richard Steiner is an Oil Spill Environmental Specialist based in Anchorage, Alaska, and he says that while the fuel cannot probably be recovered, wildlife can be kept from the "plume" of toxic condensate.