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UK Poised for PM Confidence Vote

7 hours 17 min ago
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will fight a vote of confidence with everything she has. She is facing the vote because MPs are not happy about the deal she has struck with the EU. We’ll hear from politicians and analysts. Also in the programme: the latest from French city of Strasbourg after an attack late yesterday on a Christmas market and Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is due to be sentenced. Photo: Theresa May in the UK Parliament ahead of a no confidence vote by her own party's MPs Credit: AFP PHOTO/PRU
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Strasbourg Shooting

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:19pm
A gunman has opened fire in the French city of Strasbourg, near a busy Christmas market, killing at least two people and injuring ten others. One eyewitness told the BBC that he and other passers-by spent forty minutes trying to save a tourist from Thailand, who died. People in the city centre have been told to stay inside. A French counter-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation. Also on the programme -- Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has told the British prime minister, Theresa May, that the Brexit deal can not be renegotiated; and a rare interview with the president of the DRC, as he prepares to step down after seventeen years in power. (Photo: Reuters)
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11/12/2018 GMT

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:20am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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UK Prime Minister Delays Brexit Vote

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 5:20pm
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. We speak to supporters and opponents of the Prime Minister and get reaction from the EU. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has announced an increase in the minimum wage and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protest - we get the latest from Paris. And as the UN climate change summit in Poland continues, we hear from Germany where the Rhine has been feeling the pinch after a long summer drought. (Image: Theresa May: Credit: AFP)
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Brexit Parliamentary Vote Postponed

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:03am
A day before a vote was scheduled, British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. Also in the programme: What does Emmanuel Macron have to say to soothe the anger of the French in the most important speech of his presidency, and campaigners in Britain are calling for a major re-think in sentencing policy, after a report shows that more prisoners are serving life sentences in the UK than any other country in Europe. (Photo: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)
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Paris Protests: 'Catastrophic' Effect on French Economy

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 5:11pm
The French economy minister Bruno Le Maire has called the Yellow Vest anti-government protests a catastrophe for the French economy. We hear from a hotel representative on how business has crashed since the protests began. Also: demos in London ahead of crucial Brexit Parliamentary vote. (Photo: Yellow vest protesters stand in front of French riot police during a demonstration on December 1, 2018. Credit: GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)
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Brexit: Theresa May Warns Parliament Ahead of Key Vote

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 9:08am
With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, the prime minister has warned MPs they face "uncharted waters" if they reject her deal. We talk to George Parker, the political editor for the Financial Times, about what Mrs May's options are. Also on the programme: the prominent international human rights lawyer, Philippe Sands, on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Genocide; and we look back at the life of one of Russia's most famous human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who has died at the age of 91. (Photo: Theresa May. Credit: Getty Images)
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French Protests Enter Fourth Week

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 5:04pm
The French Interior Minister says police have managed to bring under control anti-government protests which drew more than 100,000 people across the country. We hear from a protester about their demands, and how the demonstrations have been organised via Facebook. Also on the programme: President Trump says his chief of staff, John Kelly, will leave his job at the end of the month; and the sounds of Planet Mars. (Photo: Protesters near the Arc de Triomphe on December 8, 2018 in Paris. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Fourth Week of France Anti-Government Protests

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 9:09am
France is into its fourth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests. Police in Paris have used tear gas to drive back demonstrators wearing the yellow high-visibility vests every driver has to own, which has come to symbolise their movement. Also in the programme: The Democratic Republic of Congo calls for ancient artefacts to be repatriated; A new approach to parenting. (Photo: Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) protesters stand in front of French riot police. Credit: GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Germany: Angela Merkel’s Party Elects New Leader

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 5:22pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has elected a new leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Also, a British paedophile has been ordered by a court in London to pay compensation to five Filipinos after it found he'd sexually abused them in their home country. And President Trump has nominated William Barr to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. (Photo: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as the party leader during the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg. Credit: Reuters)
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Germany's CDU Are Choosing a New Leader

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:14am
Angela Merkel's CDU are preparing to choose her successor as party leader. But will she be able to continue as Chancellor? Also in the programme: Should teachers in the US carry guns? And the man who brokered Colombia's peace deal. (Photo: Angela Merkel at the CDU conference. Credit: Getty Images)
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06/12/2018 GMT

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 5:14pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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'Milestone' Yemen Peace Talks Begin

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:06am
The first peace talks about Yemen in two years have begun. As the meeting opened near the Swedish capital, Stockholm, the UN envoy for Yemen said he hoped it would send a message of peace. He told delegations from the government and the Houthi rebels that they held the future of their country in their hands. We hear from Newshour's Lyse Doucet who is at the talks. Also in the programme: the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, tells the BBC she "is talking to colleagues" about their concerns over; and a senior executive from a Chinese tech giant is arrested in Canada, and faces extradition to the US. We'll get the backstory. (Photo: The war has had a devastating effect on the civilian population. Credit: Getty Images)
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Raids Across Europe Target Powerful Italian Mafia

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:16pm
Members of the powerful 'Ndrangheta have been arrested in the operation, involving hundreds of police from Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. More than three tonnes of cocaine were also seized, along with hundreds of millions of Euros in laundered money. We’ll hear from someone involved in the operation, as well as an expert in the 'Ndrangheta. Also in the programme: what worms in space could teach us about astronauts’ muscles; and should other companies follow the example of McDonald’s in the fight against climate change? (Picture: police search an Italian restaurant in Germany as part of their operation against the 'Ndrangheta mafia. Credit: EPA)
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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants Over Khashoggi Murder

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:08am
Two former close aides to the Saudi Crown Prince are accused of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking to Newshour, the UN Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, calls for an international criminal investigation into the murder: Also in the programme: how to provide for a world of 10 billion people. (Photo: file photo of demonstrator holding a poster with a picture of Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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UK Government Loses Key Brexit Votes

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 5:22pm
The British government is facing a Brexit setback after losing crucial votes in parliament. Also, the parents of detained journalist Austin Tice believe he is still alive in Syria. And, at least 24 people have been killed by separatists in the disputed Indonesian province of West Papua, the worst violence in the region for years. (Photo: Theresa May in the UK House of Commons. Credit: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy)
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French Government U-Turn on Fuel Tax After Protests

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:50am
The French government has suspended a planned fuel tax rise that had prompted violent protests. Also in the programme: A BBC investigation in Burundi about secret torture and detention centres, and Israel targets Hezbollah tunnels. (Photo: Yellow Vest Protestor in Paris. Credit: Getty Images)
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COP24 Climate Summit: What Stops Us From Acting?

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:59pm
Three years after the Paris Climate Agreement, world leaders are meeting in Poland to map an action plan for climate change. We look at the psychology that keeps people from doing more. Also in the programme; why Hungary's Central European University, funded by George Soros, is moving to Vienna - and the secret shelter in Iraq that offers refuge to women who have survived abuse. (Photo: Dignitaries and guests are seen gathered for the opening of the Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice. Credit: Getty Images)
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'Greatest Threat to Humanity in Thousands of Years: Climate Change'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:32am
The people's delegate at the UN conference, British naturalist Sir David Attenborough, says the collapse of civilisation and extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon unless we take action. Also in the programme: Stem Cell research possible cure for osteoarthritis and is veganism is a 'philosophical belief'. (Photo: Sir David Attenborough. Credit: Getty Images)
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French Police Criticised After Violent Protests

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:07pm
French police have been criticised for their handling of violent protests in Paris in which one person is reported to have been killed and hundreds injured. The French authorities say almost four-hundred people have been arrested. Also in the programme: A key Taliban commander has been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan; and the United Nations has condemned a spate of sexual assaults on women in South Sudan. (Picture: French riot police in Paris covered in yellow paint thrown by protesters. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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