Extracts from confidential American diplomatic messages have been published by the Wikileaks website and suggest that Arab countries have urged the United States to take military action against Iran. And European leaders are hoping that an agreement for a huge bailout of the Irish Republic will stabilise the Euro.
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Business news with Adam Shaw: Antoin Murphy, professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin explains why Ireland are paying a higher interest rate than Greece did for its bail out. Michael Rutland of the Bhutan Society analyses the link between happiness and economic success. Dr Gerard Lyons, chief economist at Standard Chartered explains the market reaction to the Irish rescue package.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly asked the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme. That is one of the revelations from the
thousands of secret memos from US embassies
that the whistleblower's website Wikileaks has published. Rosemary Hollis, professor of Middle East policy and Sir Andrew Greene discuss the impact of the revelations.
European ministers have reached an agreement over a bailout for the Irish Republic worth about 85bn euros. Tony Creszenzi, portfolio manager at PIMCO group and Brian Hayes, public expenditure spokesman for Fianna Gael,
discuss the impact of the deal.
Business news with Adam Shaw.
Its been 40 years since the first Disability Act and a special survey commissioned by the BBC has found that 40 percent of people think those with disabilities are workshy. Reporter Peter White analyses
whether attitudes towards disability have changed over the years.
Sports news with Rob Bonnett.
Last night's snowfall has been the
earliest widespread fall in Britain since 1993.
Hundreds of motorists remain trapped in their cars and lorries on major roads in Scotland this morning. Correspondent James Cook describes the havoc after the snowfalls and Met office chief meteorologist Ewen McCullum analyses the forecast.
The government will say today how it plans to replace the Film Council, which was one of the quangoes abolished in July. Arts editor Will Gompertz
considers the government's plans.
Leslie Nielsen has died at the age of 84.
The Canadian-born actor started his TV and film career in serious parts. But in later years he was best known for his comic roles in the The Naked Gun, Police Squad and Airplane film franchises. We present a selection of his finest one-liners.
70 years ago Liverpool was living through the darkest hours of the Blitz, our correspondent Robert Hall is there this morning to mark the anniversary and
reflect on the long-term effect of the attacks on the city.
Thought for the Day with the religious commentator, Clifford Longley.
A year on from the failure of the Copenhagen summit on climate change, the same 200 or so countries will be back in Mexico today in an attempt to move discussions on. Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne
explains whether negotiations will get back on track.
Wikileaks has changed the way it provides a platform for people who are not in authority to leak things in a more industrial scale. Christopher Mayer, former British ambassador to Washington and Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian newspaper which has published many of the revelations,
consider the impact of the leaks on international diplomacy.
The appeal of the far right to traditional Labour voters is the subject of a new documentary that is being shown on More4 tomorrow evening. Laura Fairrie, director of the "Battle of Barking" and the Labour MP for Barking and former minister, Margaret Hodge, discuss why people in the constituency
voted so differently at the general election.
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.
EU finance ministers thrashed out the final details of Ireland's bail out last night in time for the markets to respond this morning. Business editor Robert Peston
examines the initial reaction from the markets.
The number of people who have been killed in inter-religious violence in the Nigerian city of Jos over the past decade runs into many thousands. The cycle of conflict between Christians and Muslims - most of whom are members of the Hausa people - began in 2001.
The BBC's Edward Stourton
describes the situation in Jos after the the city's most serious recent outbreak in January earlier this year.
Business news with Adam Shaw.
EU finance ministers revealed the final details of Ireland's bail out in an attempt to satisfy the markets this morning. Ajai Chopra, head of the IMF mission in Ireland, who led the negotiations with the government
assesses the future prospects for the Irish economy.
Every year we seem to be taken by surprise by cold weather spells and equally by heat waves during summertime. Richard Wiseman. professor of the public understanding of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire
analyses whether there is a neurological explanation for our behaviour.