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CLIP: State Opening of Parliament
BBC Parliament’s Daniel Brittain hosted a program looking at the State Opening of the British Parliament, featuring British historian Kate Williams, former House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Lawrence Ward, and “House of Cards” author and producer Lord Michael Dobbs.
May 18, 2016 : 8 min. 46 sec.

CLIP: Puerto Rico's Debt
Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla and Wall Street Journal National Economics Correspondent Nick Timiraos talked about Puerto Rico's default on a $422 million debt payment and the impasse in Washington over how to respond to the crisis.
May 7, 2016 : 3 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: Panama Papers and Tax Havens
Gerard Ryle talked about the release of the Panama Papers, which reveal law firm Mossack Fonseca’s efforts to create shell companies and offshore accounts often involving of world leaders.
April 10, 2016 : 5 min. 35 sec.

CLIP: United Nations Climate Deal
A look at U.S. commitment to the United Nations Climate Change deal with nearly 200 countries from around the world agreeing to move to cleaner energy sources and reduce carbon emissions. The clip includes a review of the key highlights of the deal as reported in a Wall Street Journal article, as well as a clip of President Obama's comments following passage of the deal.
December 14, 2015 : 4 min. 12 sec.

CLIP: French President Francois Hollande on Paris Terror Attacks
French President Francois Hollande addressed a joint session of the French legislature on the terror attacks in Paris, in which 129 people died. He said France is at war, and called for several measures to fight that war, including a three-month state of emergency and changes to the French constitution.
November 16, 2015 : 4 min. 41 sec.

CLIP: World Leaders' Summit on ISIS
President Obama chaired a meeting with world leaders at the United Nations on ongoing efforts to combat the threat of ISIS* militants in the Middle East, Europe, and beyond. In this clip, King Abdullah II of Jordan and British Prime Minister David Cameron discuss their concerns and propose ways in which to address violent extremism.
September 30, 2015 : 11 min. 25 sec.

CLIP: Pope Francis' Influence and Impact
Paul Vallely, author of Pope Francis: The Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism, talked about the upcoming papal visit to the U.S., as well as the impact of Pope Francis' influence on public policy and Catholic doctrine.
September 22, 2015 : 4 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: Prime Minister's Question Time
The newly elected Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, discussed the theatrical nature of Question Time and proposed more civil measures for debate. Prime Minister David Cameron then answers questions on affordable housing for citizens of the United Kingdom.
September 16, 2015 : 7 min. 35 sec.

CLIP: Sen. McConnell on Iran Nuclear Agreement
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) calls for an up or down vote on a disapproval resolution of the Iran nuclear agreement. Forty-one senators have pledged support for the Iran deal -- enough to filibuster the resolution.
September 8, 2015 : 8 min. 20 sec.

CLIP: Fall of the Berlin Wall
A clip from President Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech is shown, followed by comments from Dieter Dettke, a native of East Germany and a professor Georgetown University’s Security Studies and German and European Studies Centers. Mr. Dettke talks about the history of the Berlin Wall on the 25th anniversary of its fall.
November 9, 2014 : 7 min. 13 sec.
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