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Hal Rock

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10. 11. 2015 - 13:55

A Russian Olympic ban?

Reality Check: WADA slams Russia; EU and climate Change; Turkey's time bomb; David Cameron and the EU; Seaworld

Russia doping


Mariya Savinova (R) and Ekaterina Poistogova. Both face a possible lifetime ban

WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, has just released a report in which it accuses Russia of the systematic, state-sponsored doping of its athletes and calls for Russia to be banned from upcoming athletic events – including next year’s Rio Olympic Games. Our Moscow correspondent Charles Maynes reports on reaction from the Russian capital.

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EU and climate Change

Has Europe lost its way on climate change? With less than a month to go before a crucial conference in Climate change we put that question to Molly Walsh from Friends of the Earth, Europe and get their hopes and expectations for the COP 21 in Paris.

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Turkey’s time bomb

While Europe hopes that Turkey will help it deal with the refugee crisis, Turkey is facing its own problems: Hundreds of thousands of young refugees in Turkey are not getting access to an education and experts say this could lead to disaster in the future. Dorian Jones, our Istanbul correspondent, reports.

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David Cameron and the EU

British Prime Minister David Cameron today made a speech in London in which he outlined his vision for reforming the European Union. His main objectives include things like guarantees for non-Euro zone members and freedom in tackling abuses of the right to free movement of people. But, as political scientist Johannes Pollak points out, EU member states already have these freedoms and guarantees.

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Years of criticism from animal rights groups, declining audiences and now stricter Californian laws on the breeding of Orcas have all combined to force the famous Seaworld in San Diego to rethink its business model. The company now says it plan as to phase out its killer whale shows in favour of an exhibit focused on conservation. Cathy Williamson from Whale and Dolphin Conservation in the UK is not convinced.

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