Connect the World takes viewers on a journey across continents, beyond headlines and into histories of the stories that are changing our world.
Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovych, is in a difficult position. Under severe economic pressure from Russia, not to join the EU, he was facing a key EU demand that he was unwilling to meet: free former Prime Minister, and his political opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko.
She was found guilty of abuse of office in a Russian gas deal and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011. Her supporters say she needs to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Max Foster speaks to Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko, about her mother's hunger strike.
A day after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions, the difference in the moods on the streets of Tehran and Jerusalem couldn't be starker.
"I'm very happy about this agreement," one man told CNN in Tehran. "We hope all the world knows we use this nuclear (power) just for peace, not for war."
With the exception of extreme hard-liners, many Iranians are extremely happy with the deal, especially after many rounds of negotiations that yielded no results.
Iranian newspapers lauded the agreement, with one proclaiming on the front page: "This is Iran, and everyone is happy."
But just across the region in Jerusalem, many residents echoed the sentiments of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who slammed the deal as "a historic mistake."
But how was such a pivotal deal made?
Iran political analyst Ali Alizadeh breaks down the team that Iran sent to Geneva to hammer out the landmark nuclear deal with the P5+1.
Three women have been freed from what police are calling "decades of slavery". Max Foster speaks to Anthony Steen, a slavery expert and the UK Special Envoy for Human Trafficking.
A couple alleged to have held three women captive as slaves in London for more than 30 years has been released on bail, Scotland Yard says.
Police arrested the man and woman, both aged 67, at their home in Lambeth, south London, Thursday. Their names were not released, and police said only that they are not British nationals and had been bailed until January.
One of the women - a 30-year-old Briton - "appears to have been in servitude for her entire life," police said. She and the other two women, a 57-year-old from Ireland and a 69-year-old from Malaysia, were "highly traumatized" and being cared for in a place of safety, they said.
Police said Freedom Charity alerted them to the suspects in October after receiving a phone call from one of the victims.
Max Foster speaks with author Andrew Boff about how modern day slavery happens underneath our noses.
A new study presented by the American Heart association states that members of the younger generation may not be in the same shape their parents were at the same age. In fact, by comparison they are less fit and therefore may be more vulnerable to certain chronic diseases when older.
Max Foster speaks with doctor Marty Makary about the importance of regular exercise.
He then gets put through his paces by fitness professional Siobhan O'Connor who shows Max how he can exercise around the office and even when he's on his way to lunch.