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BBC Talking Point
Oct 22, 2019

Chile protests: President Piñera to meet opposition
President Piñera says he is ready to forge "a new social contract" as protests continue.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 22, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson in last push to get deal through
Boris Johnson urges Parliament to approve his intensive timetable but opposition MPs want more time.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 22, 2019

Chile protests: Cities under curfew as death toll rises to 13
Santiago and other cities are under emergency rule as violent anti-government protests continue.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

MPs vote on Brexit deal: Your questions answered
The government will try to pass a law bringing its new Brexit deal into force.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Chile protests: Cost of living protests take deadly toll
Officials say eight people were killed on Sunday as looting broke out, bringing the total to 11.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Woman finds her childhood book in museum
Zoe identified her childhood copy of The Secret Garden by the hieroglyphics she wrote on the cover.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Waitrose and John Lewis to stop putting plastic toys in Christmas crackers
The company also plans to ban plastic glitter from its own-brand Christmas range by December 2020.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory
A state of emergency is in place for much of the country as protests rage against the cost of living.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Brexit deal acceptable, says top Barclays banker
Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of Barclays' UK operations, says business leaders want to see certainty.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: Johnson in race to win support for deal
The PM will try to persuade MPs to back his deal ahead of what is expected to be a knife-edge vote on Saturday in the Commons.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 18, 2019

SNP calls for Brexit extension and general election
Ian Blackford tables an amendment calling for a three-month delay to allow time for a general election.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

What impact will US tariffs have on Scotch whisky?
The whisky, shortbread and cashmere industries explain how the new 25% tariff could affect their business.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Banning out-of-hours email 'could harm employee wellbeing'
Stopping staff accessing email outside the office could leave some feeling stressed, research suggests.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Savile Row in firing line as US tariffs hit the UK
British luxury goods are targeted by the US as new taxes on exports take effect.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Three phone services restored 'for majority'
Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuses support
The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs passing 'illegal' Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham has lodged a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham will lodge a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: DUP rejects deal 'as things stand' as PM heads to EU summit
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Three investigating loss of phone services
Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee
A committee is set up to push climate action but critics point to delay on environment policy.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Netflix warns of 'headwind' as new rivals loom
The firm's subscriber growth is slowing, and Disney and Apple are due to launch their own streaming services.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: PM meets cabinet and DUP as Brussels talks continue
EU officials say the outcome of talks on both sides of the Channel should be known within hours.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: No 10 meets DUP as Brussels talks continue
The prime minister's team must convince the DUP to accept concessions, as Brexit talks continue in Brussels.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: 'Many issues' still unresolved, warns Leo Varadkar
Ireland's Leo Varadkar says differences remain as UK sources suggest the chance of a deal this week is "shrinking".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Climate change: Rallying cry for solution in Wales
Some of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are to be asked to pledge to help the environment.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: DUP's opinion 'quite important,' says David Davis
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis says the DUP's line on a Brexit deal is "important" to some MPs.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: Talks enter last day before crunch EU summit
Brexit negotiations enter a key 24 hours, as EU leaders prepare to meet at a summit in Brussels.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce
The first figures emerge demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 15, 2019

Southwest Atlantic humpback whales on recovery path
The population first ravaged by commercial whalers in the 1900s is almost back to where it was.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit: Talks continuing amid claims deal is close
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 15, 2019

What can these caps tell us about children and race?
A picture of three children wearing stocking caps has sparked conversations about inclusivity.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit: Narrow path to deal at EU summit, says Barnier
The EU's negotiator suggests the two sides have until the end of Tuesday to agree a new legal text.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit deal 'still possible, but more difficult' - Barnier
The EU's Michel Barnier says "good intentions" must be turned into legal text for there to be an agreement.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

What's in the government's new environment bill?
Environmentalists welcome parts of the new law, but others say the government is going backwards.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

Electronic devices 'need to use recycled plastic'
Consumers need to demand electronic devices that use recycled plastic, campaigners say.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

Career ambitions 'already limited by age of seven'
Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

The graveside joke that had everyone laughing at a funeral
Shay Bradley's dying wish was to have a message played at his funeral from beyond the grave.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

Queen's Speech: New laws on crime, health and the environment
Crime and health take centre stage in Boris Johnson's new programme - but Labour call it a "stunt".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

Queen's Speech: New laws on crime, health and the environment planned
Crime and health will take centre stage in Boris Johnson's new programme - but Labour call it a "stunt".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

Brexit talks continue in Brussels ahead of crunch summit
Negotiating teams will meet again after the PM warned there was "still a significant amount of work" to do.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

Steel union's plan to save Tata's Orb plant in Newport
Tata Steel says it is shutting the site, putting 380 jobs at risk.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 14, 2019

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army
Syrian government forces will be deployed along Syria's northern border to halt Turkey's assault.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 11, 2019

Two strangers united by grief... now chat for first time
Ruth Murray and Amber Leinweber were brought together by a dead man's phone.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

'Somebody answered my dead brother's number'
Ruth Murray wanted to stay connected to her late brother but then a stranger answered his phone.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal'
The two leaders had "constructive" talks on the UK's Brexit proposals, allowing negotiations in Brussels to resume.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal' - No 10
The two leaders had "constructive" talks on the UK's Brexit proposals, Downing Street says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal' - No 10
The two leaders had "constructive" talks on the UK's Brexit proposals, Downing Street says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Comic Con bans cosplay champion's 'blackface' entry
French cosplay champion Alice Livanart is removed from the EuroCosplay finals over blackface claim.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Love Island: How reality TV makes fashion faster than ever
Social media is a powerful tool used by fast fashion companies, but with big names alongside them are they unstoppable?

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar hold further talks
The talks come as EU leaders express pessimism over whether a deal can be reached by 31 October.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump
The so-called IS Beatles - who grew up in the UK - are at a secure location, President Trump says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

What questions do you have about Brexit?
Confused by what just happened? Unsure what happens next? Submit your questions on the Brexit latest.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar set for further talks
The talks come as EU leaders express pessimism over whether a deal can be reached by 31 October.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

US says it did not approve Turkey's Syria offensive
The US secretary of state defends President Trump after Turkey launches an offensive in northern Syria.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

US did not approve Turkey's Syria offensive, says Mike Pompeo
The US secretary of state defends President Trump as Turkey launches an offensive in northern Syria.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

EU heading for no-deal Brexit by mistake, Jeremy Hunt warns
Ex-Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleads with the EU to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Northern California hit by mega power cuts over wildfire fears
In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Turkey's Syria offensive explained in four maps
The Turkish military says the operation aims to create a "safe zone" in Kurdish-held territory.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Do you have a question for BBC News?
Tell us what issues and stories you think we should be investigating.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Northern California braced for mega power cut
In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

No-deal Brexit data - should firms worry?
In a no-deal Brexit, the UK will need to prove to the EU that its data protection is up to scratch.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva warns of 'painful' Brexit
Brexit will add to world economic woes, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Ellen DeGeneres defends George W Bush friendship
The chat show host says she is friends with many people with differing belief systems.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

American Football: Anti-dreadlocks letter sparks backlash
A former Penn State university student wrote to a footballer to complain about his hair.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

PlayStation 5 to launch by Christmas 2020
The long-awaited new generation Sony games console will be released at the end of next year.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Brexit: Deal essentially impossible, No 10 source says after PM-Merkel call
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Brexit: Deal 'essentially impossible' after PM-Merkel call - No 10
A No 10 source says the German chancellor made it clear a Brexit deal is "overwhelmingly unlikely" as things stand.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Hong Kong drops £32bn bid for London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange Group had rejected the bid, which it said fell short of a fair valuation.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

No-deal Brexit would push UK debt to 50-year high, says think tank
Government borrowing would reach its highest level in more than half a century, a think tank warns.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website sees 60,000 claims on day one
The Civil Aviation Authority says the process is now running smoothly after delays due to high demand.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website sees 40,000 claims on day one
The Civil Aviation Authority says the process is now running smoothly after delays due to high demand.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Syrians highlight racism after boy dies in Turkey
Turkey hosted 3.6 million Syrians fleeing war, but many say racism and hostility is widespread.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website struggles to cope with demand
Customers tell the BBC they have tried to submit the claim form several times, but receive error messages.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website hit by glitches
Customers tell the BBC they have tried to submit the claim form several times, but receive error messages.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Macron: EU Brexit deal decision 'at end of week'
The EU will evaluate then whether a deal is possible, the French president tells Boris Johnson.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Trump makes way for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria
Kurdish-led forces accuse the US of abandoning them as Turkey prepares to enter northern Syria.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 06, 2019

Harry Dunn crash: Chief constable demands suspect's return to UK
A diplomat's wife involved in a crash which killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn is named as Anne Sacoolas.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

PM 'can't be trusted' on Brexit delay, Court of Session told
Government promises that it is prepared to write a letter seeking an Article 50 extension are contradictory, claim campaigners.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Woman in swimsuit photo-shamed by potential employer
An Instagram story belittling a job applicant backfired on a marketing company.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Court considers if PM can be jailed over no-deal
A legal challenge examines whether Boris Johnson could be jailed if he pushes through a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Court to consider if PM can be jailed over no-deal
A legal challenge will examine whether Boris Johnson could be jailed if he pushes through a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Extinction risk for 270 species in Ireland, says nature report
Birds, insects and fish are among those with an uncertain future, states a report on biodiversity.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan: EU 'open but unconvinced'
Britain's latest proposals for leaving the EU fall short of what is required to get a deal, the bloc's leaders say.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Scottish small business confidence 'evaporates'
Optimism among small firms in Scotland fell into negative territory, a survey shows.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Facebook encryption threatens public safety, say ministers
Priti Patel says extra security in messages will hamper attempts to fight terrorism and child abuse.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking
The Scottish Parliament votes overwhelmingly to make it a criminal offence for parents to physically punish their children.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Singing Los Angeles homeless woman stuns social media
Emily Zamourka's life is set to change after she was spotted hitting all the right notes in a US subway.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson sets out deal to MPs
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the single market for goods but leave the customs union.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson to set out deal to MPs
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the single market for goods but leave the customs union.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Singing homeless woman stuns social media
Emily Zamourka was spotted singing in a US subway hitting all the right notes

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Ted Baker shares plunge 35% as sales slide
The retailer, which issued a profits alert in June, posts a heavy loss and warns of difficult conditions.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Electric cars: New Welsh homes 'must have' car chargers
Some motorists say they are unable to switch due to a lack of chargers in rural areas.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Scotland to be first UK country to ban smacking
A change in the law will make it a criminal offence for parents to use any physical punishment on their children.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Brexit: Cross-border trade could become 'impossible' after no-deal
Complex certification rules could cause problems for food retail and distribution companies, says NI's chief vet.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Labour driving wedge between UK nations says Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns
The Welsh secretary claims the party is "flirting" with nationalism and ignoring Welsh Leave voters.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Labour driving wedge between nations says Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns
The Welsh secretary claims the party is "flirting" with nationalism.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

UK Brexit plans to include customs checks on island of Ireland
The PM will address his party conference in Manchester before submitting the new proposals to Brussels.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Working all night is not 'a badge of pride'
Two ex-KPMG bosses are setting up a firm that shuns the "culture of fear" at big accountancy firms.

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