April 27th, 2016
Episode 711 of 863 episodes
The OECD club of rich countries' secretary general, Angel Gurria explains his organisation's thinking. And eurosceptic economist Roger Bootle of Capital Economics tells us why he disagrees. Also in the programme, Sierra Leone is celebrating its independence day, and that it has been ebola-free since November. The BBC's Marie Keyworth reports from the capital Freetown. China's internet censors travelled to Moscow to give lessons to the Kremlin. Andrei Soldatov wrote a book on Russia's attempts to control the internet, and brings us up to speed from the conference being attended by the Chinese. Public sector workers in Venezuela have been told they only need to work two days a week. Hanna Dryer from the Associated Press tells us not everyone thinks that it will solve the country's energy crisis. And we have a special report from Alaska on the expensive preparations needed to take part in the longest and most prominent sled dog race in the world. (Picture: British and European flags. Picture credit: Getty Images.)
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