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Germany's chancellor has insisted that Europe's leaders are making good progress in talks with the US about how to boost fragile economic growth. And a temporary limit on the number of migrant workers from outside the EU allowed into the UK is to be introduced ahead of a planned permanent cap.

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The government is to announce a temporary limit to the number of migrant workers coming into Britain from outside the EU. Home Affairs correspondent, Andy Tighe, outlines the implications for the economy.

David Cameron meets Barack Obama in Canada today. It is their first meeting since Mr Cameron became prime minister. Diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall previews the issues to be discussed by the two men.

The paper review.

France's Le Monde newspaper is facing hard times and is seeking a sizeable cash injection to restore the paper's fortunes. President Sarkozy is supporting a bid from France Telecom against a left-leaning consortium. Paris correspondent Christian Fraser analyses the implications of the president's involvement.

The G8 summit has agreed to fund new measures to cut the number of deaths of mothers and children resulting from pregnancy or childbirth. Campaigners have highlighted the issue in the United States, which has a higher rate of maternal deaths than 38 other industrialised nations. Our health correspondent, Jane Dreaper reports from Washington.

Where does your appreciation of Pollock or Constable or Banksy, or indeed your enjoyment of other pleasurable sights, come from? Paul Bloom, a psychology professor at Yale University, has written a book called How Pleasure Works. He outlines the experiment upon which his thinking is based.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

England face Germany tomorrow in the last 16 of the World Cup. Sports editor David Bond reports from Pretoria, where he discovers nearly half the German squad could have played for other countries, such as Turkey, Poland, Brazil and Bosnia.

The paper review.

The past week has seen the deaths of nine British troops in Afghanistan and the dismissal of the US's senior military commander in the country. From Lahore, the Pakistani writer Ahmed Rashid discusses whether the Taliban will be able to exploit perceived problems in the alliance against it.

Thought for the day with Brian Draper, Associate lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

BP shares have collapsed to a 14-year low amid growing fears of a short-term funding crisis sparked by the Gulf of Mexico disaster. The BBC's Andy Gallagher reports Florida coast on how the spill is affecting the state's tourist industry. Peter Hahn, a finance lecturer from Cass Business School, explains BP's options for funding the costs of the leak.

The government is to announce a temporary limit on the number of migrant workers coming into Britain from outside the EU. This interim measure comes before a permanent cap is introduced next April. Conservative MP Peter Bottomley and Tim Finch, head of migration at the Institute of Public Policy Research, discuss what a temporary cap will achieve.

The Prince of Wales' intervention in the redevelopment of the Chelsea Barracks site has been described as "unexpected and wrong" by a High Court judge. Architect Peter Ahrends discusses the implications of the Prince's involvement.

The Glastonbury festival has kicked off. This year, revellers will be celebrating the event's 40th anniversary. Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder and Gorrillaz are some of the acts booked to perform over the weekend. Will Gompertz reports from the festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Britain is marking Armed Forces' Day with there are hundreds of ceremonies across the UK, including a parade of soldiers and veterans led by the Prince of Wales in Cardiff. The BBC's Caroline Wyatt has been looking at how British forces are coping in Helmand at a challenging time for the mission in Afghanistan. The Armed forces minister Nick Harvey discusses the UK's timetable for withdrawing its forces from the country.

The paper review.

Just what makes that perfect cup of java? Today presenter Justin Webb has been finding out about the art of coffee at the World Barista Championships.

David James, the England goalkeeper - on whose hands so much will depend tomorrow - said last night in South Africa that beating Germany would be a "romantic victory". What did he mean? Writer Simon Winder uncovers the essence of German, as opposed to English, Romanticism.

This week Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister. She ousted Kevin Rudd just months before the country goes to the polls, after his popularity suffered a massive slump following a series of policy setbacks. Journalists Germaine Greer and Paola Totaro debate whether this is a significant change for the country.



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