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      Liam Fox on 'easiest trade deal in human history'


      The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, will outline what he sees as the opportunities for the global economy from trade after the UK leaves the EU. Dr Fox tells Sarah Montague that the free trade agreement with the World Trade Organisation should be the "easiest in human history" and that "our rules and laws are exactly the same". The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg provides her analysis of the upcoming trade deal talks. (Image: Liam Fox, credit: Getty Images)


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      Thursday's business with Katie Prescott


      Profits at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct are down sharply but the retailer is looking to draw a line under its problems. Image credit: PA


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      Britain's attempt to free Rudolf Hess


      Files from the National Archives reveal that the British government supported the release of the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess as early as 1956. The deputy to Hitler, Hess, was guarded by the so called Four Powers -- the victors of World War II US, France, Britain although the Soviet Union refused to release him. The last British governor of Spandau prison, Tony Le Tissier, talks to the BBC's Sanchia Berg. (Image: Rudolph Hess, credit: Getty Images)


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      Wednesday's business with Katie Prescott


      Inflation has defied expectations by falling to 2.6%, so is this the beginning of the end for price rises? Photo credit: PA


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      The migrant journey to northern Europe


      The United Nations has estimated 93,213 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean and arrived in Italy so far this year by boat. Several migrants have had their asylum claim denied over the last three years which has left them in limbo. The first of three reports on the migration crisis in Italy from Matthew Price, Today's chief correspondent. (Image: Asylum seekers on a boat, credit: Getty Images)


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      The live stage play of the game Minecraft


      Minecraft enthusiasts will get the chance to see a live and virtual stage play about time travel hosted at the Derry Playhouse. Kieran Griffiths, creative director of Derry Playhouse, tells Today: "We hope to produce an educational asset for others to use." Adam Clarke, digital producer and Minecraft expert, says this play will have a "three-layered audience", live streamed with camera crew which will bring a virtual reality experience. (Image: Minecraft, credit: Getty Images)


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      Tuesday's business with Rob Young


      Inflation is expected to remain at its highest level in nearly four years. The cost of living has been rising faster than earnings since the Brexit referendum last year; and the headline - Consumer Prices Index - rate has already significantly outstripped the Bank of England's target of two per cent. So what should the Bank do? (Image: a basket of shopping. Credit: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc.)


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      Monday's business with Zoe Kleinman


      The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has urged caution over any moves to lift the cap on public-sector pay (Image: Chancellor Philip Hammond MP. Credit: BBC)


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      What will be the cost of the Brexit divorce?


      Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK's departure from the European Union to "get down to business". The UK's financial settlement is expected to be discussed in the next round of negotiations in Brussels on Tuesday. Former government minister, Owen Paterson, and secretary of state for European affairs in the Czech government, Ales Chmelar, discuss what they expect to come out of these negotiations. (Image: David Davis and Michel...


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      Sampson: England women 'can win the Euros'


      England Women's head coach Mark Sampson says his side can be successful in the tournament, which starts in the Netherlands on Sunday. Mr Sampson told Radio 4 Today's Jacqui Oatley: "We not saying we're the best team in the world, but we want to be the best team in the world but we're not yet. To get there we've got to start winning some major Championships... We'll do our homework and focus on being at our best possible level to go out and win." (Photo: Mark Sampson, England head coach...


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