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As US President Donald Trump assumes power, we look at the hurdles ahead for his economic plans, plus geopolitical and environmental implications. Meanwhile, the Gambia's chief of defence forces pledges his allegiance to the country's new president. It's a major shift in the power battle as efforts continue to encourage defeated Yahya Jammeh to...

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Soldiers mass on The Gambia's borders. The Gambia's political crisis deepens. Soldiers from neighbouring west African states are massing along its borders. New President Adama Barrow is sworn into office in Sengal, thousands flee the nation as the deadlock over disputed elections intensifies. Meanwhile, Britain's prime minister tells the global...

Following prime minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, we gauge reaction in Europe. Pieter Omtzigt is a Dutch member of parliament and offers us his thoughts. Also in the programme, the BBC's Joe Miller reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the twin shocks of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are making life a...

China's president has been discussing trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Daisy Guo is a Chinese entrepreneur who tells us she welcomes Mr Xi's stance. Meanwhile, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, explains the president-elect's approach to trade. Also in the programme, businesses in the UK have been responding to...