It is 30 years since the tumultuous events of 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, the Iron Curtain lifted and the Soviet Empire began to crumble. Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been looking at how Russia is trying to restore its influence, in a special series of reports.
(Image: Russian march, credit: BBC)
The attacks by Turkish troops on northern Syria have hit some prisons holding fighters from ISIS and two high profile British ISIS militants have been taken into US custody after fears they could escape. But should they be tried in the UK? The man responsible for reviewing UK terrorism law - Jonathan Hall QC - believes so, but gathering evidence against them is not so easy, he explains.
(Image: British ISIS fighters El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey, credit: BBC)
Turkey Syria offensive
As Turkey presses on with its offensive on Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, we speak to the UK's UN ambassador Karen Pierce and US national intelligence head James Clapper. He says abandoning support for Kurdish troops was "an egregious breach of faith".
(Image: Pro-Turkish Syrian National Army forces, credit: Getty Images)
Friday's business with Dharshini David
The US is threatening to put tariffs on a further $300bn of Chinese-made goods next month. Can that be averted? Plus, the markets and HMV in Birmingham. (Photo: Getty Images)
Turkey's Syria offensive
Turkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. We hear from a senior adviser to Turkey’s President Erdogan, Gulnur Aybet, and former chief of MI6 and the UK's former ambassador to the United Nations Sir John Sawers.
(Image: Turkish-backed rebels, credit : Getty Images)