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This week: Sudan, Finland's president, Argentina, Nadine Labaki and stem cells.
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2007 17:53 GMT
Sir David Frost
Every week, Sir David Frost, one of the most celebrated broadcasters, offers you a programme which takes its stories and guests from every part of the globe.
 
The world's news makers will be interviewed with Sir David's incisive style.
 
Sir David will get behind the headlines and examine the decisions and policies which shape global politics today.
 
 

Coming up this week on Frost over the World:


Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu talks about his
recent visit to Darfur
As delegates from Sudan's warring factions meet in Tripoli in another attempt to thrash out a peace deal, Sir David Frost is joined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu who recently led a group of elder statesmen and women in a trip to the region.
 
Tutu describes his experience, the human resilience he witnessed and why he believes that peace will not happen as long as the only people who are taken seriously are those with guns.
 
While hope is for Tutu an article of faith, he believes that the chances of a breakthrough at this weekend's meeting are slim and that any peace process needs to be more inclusive.
 
Asked whether it is time for African leaders to speak out about the situation in Zimbabwe, Tutu suggests that African leaders ought to be hanging their heads in shame at their failure to intervene.
 
Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen is Finland's first
female president
Sir David Frost asks the president of Finland, which imports about 50 per cent of its energy from Russia, whether Russia's neighbours should be concerned about the stability of their energy supply.

Halonen, whose country was earlier this year rated as the best in the world in which to live, describes positive relations with Russia but suggests that concerns about energy should be important to all countries.
 
On the subject of the disputed province of Kosovo, she reveals her wish that the UN would take a more active role in working toward a positive solution to the problem.
 
Argentinean elections
 
Daniel Kerner is a Latin America analyst
at the Eurasia group
This weekend Argentines will go to the polls to elect a new president. Cristina Kirchner, the first lady and senator, is leading the polls. Her husband has been president for four years and in Argentina she is being called the new Evita.
 
Sir David Frost asks Daniel Kerner, a Latin America analyst at the Eurasia group, why the president is not running again and whether his wife, if elected, will adopt policies similar to those of her husband.
 
Kerner discusses whether Kirchner has the personality required to justify the comparisons with Eva Peron and whether circumstances will allow her to attain the same level of popularity.
 
 
Nadine Labaki

Nadine Labaki talks about her film, Caramel
Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki joins Sir David Frost to discuss her new film, Caramel.
 
Set on the streets of Beirut, the film follows the lives of five women but unlike other movies made by Lebanese film-makers this one is about love rather than war.
 
Labaki explains her deliberate decision to make a film that did not deal with war and which would show a different and less over-analysed side of her country.

She discusses her characters and the highly personal process of finding the subject for her next film.
 
 
Stem cell research

Professor Martin Evans discusses the ethical
and moral debate over stem cell research
Two weeks ago Professor Sir Martin Evans won the most coveted award in science, the Nobel Prize for medicine.
 
Known as the godfather of stem cells, he shares the award with two American scientists for their pioneering work in gene technology.
 
Their research involves replicating human diseases by making genetic changes to the stem cells of mice. This breakthrough known as gene targeting is helping the drive to develop new treatments for human diseases.
 
Evans joins the show to explain the function of a stem cell and why some groups oppose stem cell research.
 
Turkey
 
Gulnur Aybet and Dan Sreebny discuss Turkey 
With tensions between Turkey and the PKK continuing to build, Sir David Frost asks if Turkey really means business and what this means for its relationships with its neighbours and allies.
 
Joining Sir David to discuss this is Gulnur Aybet from the University of Kent and Dan Sreebny, a senior American diplomat at the US embassy in London.
 
They discuss what steps must be taken to control the PKK, who must be seen to be doing this and what military options are available to Turkey.
 
Watch the segments on stem cell research and Turkey here

Frost Over The World airs at 18:00GMT every Friday on Al Jazeera English and is repeated during the week.
 
This episode of Frost Over The World aired from October 26, 2007
 

 
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