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A peace deal.  Maybe.

The White House says that the peace deal on Ukraine signed overnight has the potential to end the conflict.  Today on "The World" we'll hear that in Russia and Ukraine itself there's much skepticism about that.

Today's guest host is SEAN RAMESWARAM.

-- Americana singer-songwriter STEVE EARLE performs from his sixteenth record "Terraplane," and discusses how the blues have shaped his life.

First up, the revelations that the bank HSBC has been helping its client evade millions of dollars worth in taxes caught our attention. We'll find out how the scheme worked and who's been fingered by the leaked banking documents.

While talks are under way to try to resolve the Ukraine crisis we'll hear from reporters on either side of the front-line to get a sense of what's been fought over on the ground.

Today's guest host is DANIEL RICHLER

-- Novelist MARTIN AMIS discusses his new novel "The Zone Of Interest," and his ongoing fascination with unsavoury characters.

-- In an interview recorded before the announcement of a "To Kill A Mockingbird” sequel, author Marja Mills shares her experience getting to know the reclusive author Harper Lee.

We're focusing in on Ukraine today. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kiev, along with his Russian and European counterparts, to try and reach a deal to end the fighting in Ukraine. We'll get the latest from Kiev.

Plus, regular contributor Marine Olivesi has the story of a French father who went to Syria on a search for his sons, both of whom had joined ISIS. Host Marco Werman will also check in with John Horgan, an expert on efforts to reform young extremists who have returned from the fight.