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Episode 052 A Syrian boy rides his bike past a destroyed building in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 5, 2014. (AFP Photo)
None of the leaders of Britain's big three political parties are popular. But there's unpopular and then there's Ed Miliband. Cue the long knives and the metaphorical prospect of men in grey suits paying a house call to tell him his time is... November 15, 2014 12:30

Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. As one of the longest serving MPs, expect debate and discussion between George and authoritative, influential, but most importantly informed, guests. Co-host Gayatri Pertiwi will take to the streets and social media, gathering your thoughts and opinions to add to the mix. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim - bringing a new perspective, a different view.

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Episode 051

Remember remember the 5th of November. Most British people do with a cacophony of fireworks and a blaze of bonfires. What is less well remembered is what...

November 08, 2014 12:30
Spanish Dolores Ibarruri, known as la Pasionaria (AFP Photo)
Episode 050

This week in 1938, the International Brigade staged their final parade down the Ramblas wet with the tears of the Spanish people they had helped to...

November 01, 2014 09:30
Episode 049

Thirty years ago this month, Patrick Magee came within an inch of assassinating Margaret Thatcher in the Brighton bombing. Later, John Major and...

October 24, 2014 09:00
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Episode 048

With a primary responsibility to maintain world peace, the Security Council is the United Nations' most powerful body. But with a stranglehold of...

October 18, 2014 09:30
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Episode 047

The role of intelligence agencies is a vexed one in any democracy. We do need secrets and spies – the problem is when we get secrets, spies and lies....

October 10, 2014 12:30
A burial team wearing protective clothing, prepare to enter the home a person suspected of having died of the Ebola virus, in Freetown September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Christopher Black)
Episode 046

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic has cut a swathe through West Africa. The US first response to the epidemic was their default position: send in...

October 03, 2014 09:25
Reuters / Osama Al-dulaimi
Episode 045

There is no doubt that ISIS must be destroyed, but as recent history shows, military action by the West has a habit of deepening crises in the Middle East...

September 27, 2014 10:30
Members of the IS (Islamic state) militant group raising their index finger, as they loot the ammunition from a Syrian army base in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa. (AFP Photo / HO / Welayat Raqa)
Episode 044

In Paris this week a summit met to discuss the threat of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS. Confusion reigns in Western capitals over what to...

September 20, 2014 09:30
U.S. President Barack Obama (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
Episode 043

Events are moving at a frantic pace in the USA but President Obama is increasingly looking as redundant as a Stonehenge pillar. The “go to” person of...

September 13, 2014 09:30