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US Hits Iran With New Economic Sanctions

July 18th, 2017

Episode 1091 of 1091 episodes

The US has announced fresh sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and what it says is Iran's support for terror organisations. Amir Paivar is business correspondent with the BBC Persian service, he explains the implications. Also in the programme, the UK's advertising watchdog is to clamp down on adverts that feature stereotypical gender roles. Ali Hanan is an advertising creative who tells us the background. It's exactly 200 years since the death of author Jane Austen. The BBC's Jo Palmer explains how the writer came to prominence. We have a report from Joe Miller in Bremen, Germany, examining the implications of Brexit for the country. Plus Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times explains the power of saying 'no' at work.

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