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Hal Rock

Journalist and presenter of FM4 Morningshow, Update and Reality Check (basically everything in the morning).

22. 1. 2015 - 14:06

Ukraine: Fresh hope amid the carnage?

Reality Check: Ukraine talks; Guatemala trial; Anti-IS Meeting in London; Indian tigers



The fighting is east Ukraine continues pretty much unabated despite several attempts at imposing a ceasefire. The latest such attempt took place in Berlin yesterday when representatives from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met and agreed to the withdrawal of all heavy weapons to a demarcation line that had been agreed upon at an earlier meeting in Minsk.

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Josè Efrain Rios Montt was president of the Latin American country of Guatemala from 1982-83. His short time in office was marked by the Guatemalan Civil War and he was accused of war crimes. Bringing him to trial proved difficult but now Guatemala has become the first Latin American country to put a former dictator on trial in his own country. We spoke with Dr Jo-Marie Burt, Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) who has been monitoring the trial

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IS Meeting

There do not seem to be any good options when it comes to dealing with the threat posed by ISIS. In the wake of the recent terror attacks in France, and the thwarted attacks in Belgium, foreign ministers from the international coalition against the Islamic State are meeting in London today to try to find a way forward.

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Indian school children faces painted as Tigers, take part in the 'Save our Tiger' campaign in Bangalore, India

Indian tigers

Good news from the world of animal conservation can be even harder to find than the endangered animals themselves. That’s one reason why news that the tiger population in India has risen by a third in the last three years is being greeted with such enthusiasm by animal conservationists. We spoke with Professor Claudio Sillero, Deputy Director of WildCRU

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