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Shock as Austrian Chancellor Faymann Resigns

May 9th, 2016

Episode 719 of 859 episodes

Werner Faymann says he's lost the support of his party colleagues. Robert Wiesner at the broadcaster ORF in Vienna gives us his assessment. Also in the programme, European finance ministers have been meeting to discuss Greece's next tranche of bailout money. The BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker brings us up to date with the latest developments. After 20 years as Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali al-Naimi has been replaced by Khalid al-Falih. Professor Joseph Kechichian at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh tells us what's behind the move. The BBC's Marie Keyworth reports on the prospects for a smart bicycle light which can gather data on road defects. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times talks about the benefits of interviewing someone over lunch.