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Windows on the World for the week commencing 25 July 2011

Monday 25 July: Upstart Stories

Peter Day hears the success stories of internet entrepreneurs. He speaks to Brent Hobermann, Reid Hofman and Michael and Xochi Birch, founders of, LinkedIn and Bebo respectively - as well as many other internet businesses.

Tuesday 26 July: Atomic States (Part 2 of 2)

Richard Black compares how the world's nations are having very different approaches to the nuclear landscape in the wake of Fukushima. He reports on why Germany has taken a stand against nuclear, and how this will affect the rest of Europe; how their neighbours France are continuing to take around 80% of their energy from nuclear, and by contrast how nations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America are going down the nuclear route with enthusiasm and optimism for the role of atomic power.

Wednesday 27 July: The Bosphorus (Part 3 of 3)

Ed Stourton continues his journey along The Bosphorous - a 30km stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia. Situated on its shores Istanbul is famously the only city on the world to straddle two continents and this strategic position has shaped the culture and history of this Turkish city In the final programme Ed Stourton asks what does it mean for the people of Istanbul to have one foot in Europe and one in Asia?

Thursday 28 July: Luis Posada Carriles

Luis Posada Carriles is a Cuban exile, and former CIA operative. To fellow Cuban militants, he's a hero. But the Cuban government calls him the 'Bin Laden of the Americas', and says he's responsible for a string of terrorist attacks during the half century he's spent fighting against Fidel Castro. The BBC's Rob Walker goes on the trail of Luis Posada Carriles, and asks why - despite evidence of his involvement in bombings and assassination attempts - he's able to live freely today in the United States.