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Today: Tuesday 19th July

MPs will question Rupert Murdoch and his son James this afternoon about phone hacking at the News of the World. US and Libyan government officials have held a one day meeting, and the message from the US is that Colonel Gaddafi must go. Also on today's programme, the billionaire financier George Soros on the financial crisis in the eurozone.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie, looking at the European debt crisis, the battle for smart phone domination, and the Harry Potter film franchise after a record-breaking weekend. Download the podcast

The majority of people in the UK think the coalition government has changed British foreign policy for the worse, according to a survey by Chatham House and YouGov. Dr Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, goes through the findings.

Rupert and James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks will all appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee this afternoon, facing forensic questioning over the phone hacking scandal. Radio 4 Media Show presenter Steve Hewlett and the criminal defence solicitor David Corker preview their performance.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Japan faces a new economic reality, with fears that it may not be able to pull itself back after the devastating effects of the earthquake and nuclear disaster. Today presenter Justin Webb reports from the tsunami-hit city of Sendai.

A court in London is preparing to hear the case of a 53-year-old woman who has been kept alive in a "minimally conscious state" for eight years via tubes, while her family seek to end her life. Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports on the moral and ethical dilemma of deciding when someone should be allowed to die.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Outgoing Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and one of his most senior assistants, John Yates, who have both resigned in the past 48 hours, will appear later before MPs over the hacking affair. Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers and one of the people named as a candidate for the commissioner's job, examines the impact of the scandal on the reputation of the force.

Paper review.

Two years on from Sri Lanka's bloody civil war, some 300,000 displaced Tamil civilians have started returning home. Following the relaxation of military restrictions, Charles Haviland is the first journalist to report from Kilinochchi, former headquarters of the Tamil Tigers.

Thought for the day with the Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

Members of the House of Lords have attacked the government's nudging technique, a key policy for trying to convince people to make healthier choices. Baroness Neuberger, chair of the House of Lords Science and Technology Sub-Committee, and Philip Collins, Times columnist and former speechwriter for Tony Blair, discuss whether the doubts are right.

Rupert Murdoch and some of the most senior people in his organisation will later have to answer questions from MPs over the hacking scandal. The former Labour Party leader Lord Kinnock considers whether this moment signifies a shift in the balance of power between press and politicians. And political editor Nick Robinson analyses the next step.

The largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century is being opened on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool. Nick Ravenscroft reports on why the £70m project appears to be bucking all trends.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

What does a massive disaster do to a society? Justin Webb reports on how this year's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown has left Japan.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre gave evidence to the Joint Parliamentary Committee yesterday on the bill examining plans to change defamation laws. Listen to his response to a question on whether he thinks British newspapers regularly confuse public interest with the interests of the public.

European leaders will meet at the end of the week to discuss the current financial upheaval. Billionaire financier George Soros explains to Today presenter Evan Davis his belief that the eurozone now needs a single banking system.

There are fears that the reputation of the police and the safety of the capital are hanging in the balance, following the launch of an investigation into police corruption, and the resignation of leading members of the Metropolitan Police. Peter Neyroud, a former chief constable and now a researcher at Cambridge University, looks at the impact of the Met resignations on the safety of the UK.

How has the hacking scandal being covered overseas? John Burns of the New York Times and Amanda Wilson of the Sydney Morning Herald debate why the "huge" story is making "front pages" in papers beyond Britain.



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