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Tensions Rise After Russia Seizes Ukrainian Ships

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 5:13pm
Ukraine Parliament approves martial law after Russia seizes navy ships. Also; touchdown, Nasa’s latest Mars probe has landed safely and will soon be sending data back to earth. And; Matthew Hedges, the British Academic jailed in the UAE for espionage, has been pardoned and is set to return home. (Image: Still from purported footage of a Russian vessel ramming a Ukrainian ship yesterday. Credit: Provided by Ukrainian Interior Minister.)
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Russia-Ukraine Tensions Rise

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:12am
Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law, after the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia. The three ships were sailing off the coast of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, when they were seized. Also on the programme: the Italian director, Bernardo Bertolucci, who made Last Tango In Paris, has died at the age of 77 -- plus the British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates, has been given a presidential pardon. (Photo: The seized ships were taken to a port in Kerch. Credit: Reuters)
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Brussels Warns UK: 'This is the only deal possible'

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 5:05pm
European Union leaders and the British prime minister, Theresa May, have warned opponents of the Brexit deal endorsed in Brussels that it's the only one on offer. Also in the programme: tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine and NASA's newest Mars rover gets ready for landing. Picture: President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at a press conference after attending a special session of the European Council over Brexit. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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EU Agrees Brexit Withdrawal Deal

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 9:05am
EU leaders have endorsed the Brexit withdrawal agreement - but will it get through the UK parliament? Also on the programme: Controversies over religious buildings in India and Romania; and are the Dutch speaking too much English? (Photo: President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk. Credit:Dursun Aydemir/Getty Images)
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Counting Underway After Bahrain Vote Closes

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 5:14pm
The people of Bahrain vote in an election with the opposition banned from participating. Also in the programme: the director Nicolas Roeg has died and violence mars the Superclasico football final in Argentina (Picture: Bahraini election officials wait for voters during parliamentary election at a polling station in Manama. Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Is European Opposition to a Brexit Deal Growing?

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:13am
The British Prime minister Theresa May is in Brussels today for talks with the president of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker. The meeting comes amid last-minute manoeuvring around the draft Brexit deal on the eve of a summit that Spain is threatening to abort. Also on the programme: The Saudi Crown Prince is on his first overseas trip since the killing of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, but what will the reception be when he gets to the G20 summit? And after an isolated tribe killed an American man, we speak to one of the few people from outside who's ever met with them face to face. (Photo: British flag waves at EU headquarters in Brussels. Credit: Dursun Aydemir/Getty Images)
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UN Yemen Envoy Visits Hodeidah

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 5:36pm
The UN envoy to Yemen, on a visit to the port of Hodeidah, has made an impassioned plea for a ceasefire so that aid can be brought in to avert famine. Also on the programme -- what impact are American sanctions having on Iran? We'll hear a rare report from inside Iran. And why France is returning works of art taken during the colonial era to the West African state of Benin. (Photo: Malnourished children caught in world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Credit: EPA)
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Chinese Consulate Attacked in Karachi

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:21am
At least seven people have died after three suicide attackers tried to storm the Chinese consulate in Karachi. The Balochistan Liberation Army, which opposes Chinese infrastructure projects in Pakistan's south-west province of Balochistan, said they carried it out. Also in the programme: a prominent Syrian media activist, Raed Fares, has been been shot dead by gunmen; and could injecting sulphate particles into the stratosphere help tackle global warming? (Photo: a police officer walking past the wreckage of cars after an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. Credit: EPA/ Shahzaib Akber)
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Saudi Arabia: We’re Not To Blame in Yemen

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 6:10pm
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, tells the BBC his country will help rebuild Yemen once the war ends. We hear from our chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, in Riyadh, who spoke to Mr Al-Jubeir about UN sponsored peace talks. Also on the programme: we have an exclusive interview with the British policeman poisoned by nerve agent along with the former Russian spy; and startling report that says Carbon Dioxide concentration in the atmosphere hasn’t been this high for millions of years. (Photo: these children have been forced to flee from their home as a result of the fighting in Yemen. Here, they are gathered around a cooking fire in a refugee camp north of the capital city Sanaa. Credit: Getty Images)
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Saudi Foreign Minister: We Will Pay For Yemen’s Reconstruction

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 10:27am
Fighting has reportedly started to ease in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah while the United States says the warring parties will convene for peace talks in Sweden in early December. We hear from Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubair about the kingdom's role in the conflict. Also in the programme - for the first time, a country is planning to sue oil companies and countries who use them over climate change, and what the new Brexit political declaration means in practice. (Photo: A man walks on rubble of a building destroyed in airstrikes. Credit: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
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British Academic Jailed For Life On UAE Spy Charge

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 5:17pm
A British PhD student has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates for spying. Matthew Hedges has said he is innocent and that he had been researching the country's security strategy. We hear from a former advisor to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and from a member of the UK government. Also on the programme: the Saudi foreign minister has put up a robust defence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against allegations he was behind the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; and the naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough on a new way of representing environmental concerns at the United Nations. (Picture Matthew Hedges and his wife Daniela Tejada. Credit: Daniela Tejada/PA Wire)
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Congress Demands Clarity from Trump on Saudi Arabia

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:25am
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday sent a letter demanding clarity on whether Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. We'll be speaking to Republican US Senator Bob Corker who chairs the committee. Also in the programme; a British PhD student has been sentenced to life in prison in the UAE on charges of spying, and humpback whales change their tune. ( Photo:President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh in 2017. Credit: Mandel Ngan/ AFP)
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Suicide Attack at Kabul Religious Gathering

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 5:25pm
A suicide bomb attack on a gathering of religious scholars in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least 43 people -- more than 80 people injured. It was a gathering to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. It is one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul in recent months. Also in the programme -- President Trump says his administration will remain a steadfast ally of Saudi Arabia, though, he said, the Saudi crown prince "could very well" have had knowledge of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi's murder. And a special report from our correspondent, who's gained access to some of the government-supporting paramilitaries in NIcaragua -- heavily involved in the violence this year. (Photo: This is one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul in recent months. Credit: EPA)
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Fighting Resumes in Yemen

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:04am
Fierce clashes have broken out overnight in the port city of Hudaydah, and there are reports of fresh airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthi-controlled city. Newshour's Lyse Doucet joined us from Riyadh to explain what the latest outbreak of violence means for steps taken towards a ceasefire. Plus, why has Ivanka Trump been using her personal email account for White House business and how much trouble does it land her father in? And, as Beijing becomes the latest municipality to score citizens and businesses on "personal trustworthiness points", we ask what is China's social credit system and is it as Orwellian as it sounds? (Image:Yemeni pro-government forces. Credit: Getty Images)
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Yemen Ceasefire Moving Closer

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 5:41pm
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has welcomed an announcement by Houthi rebels calling a halt to drone and missile strikes on Saudi coalition forces. He tweeted that he hoped all parties in the conflict would continue to exercise restraint. Also in the programme -- how not to do land reform: the lessons from Zimbabwe; and the radio DJ who broadcast to an audience of 1 person, his wife, for more than 40 years! (Photo: Millions of Yemenis are at risk of starvation following three years of war. Credit: EPA)
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Saudi King Gives First Public Speech Since Murder of Khashoggi

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:11am
King Salman of Saudi Arabia, promises to ensure that no crimes go unpunished, in an address to parliament following the murder of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. We talk to our chief international correspondent in Riyadh. Also, today, Saudi Arabia's coalition, fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen has resulted in a humanitarian disaster. We speak to the executive director of the World Food Programme. And in Hong Kong, nine pro-democracy activists have pleaded not guilty in trials relating to the "Umbrella" movement protests four years ago. (Image: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Credit: Getty Images)
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Border Mexicans Protest Migrant Caravan Arrival

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 5:17pm
The Central American migrant caravan that has converged on the US-Mexican border has received a frosty reception from some local residents. Will the migrants try to apply for asylum, turn back or stay in Mexico? Also in the programme: Apec leaders unable to agree a final communique at the end of their summit in Papua New Guinea; and why the challenges of policing the Irish border could soon become much bigger. Image: Local residents hold a demonstration against the Central American migrants moving towards the United States and staying in Tijuana. Credit: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images.
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Netanyahu Warns of Danger Early Election

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 9:14am
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that early elections will be a disaster for Israel. Mr Netanyahu made the remark at a cabinet meeting, as key coalition allies threaten to pull their support. Also in the programme -- how Brexit has raised concerns about the future of Northern Ireland's peace agreement, and who ordered the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? President Trump has rejected reports of a CIA assessment that it must have been Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. (Photo: Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Getty Images)
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Trump Visits California After Deadly Fires

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 5:20pm
President Trump's visit comes as the number of people missing tops 1,000, making the wildfires the most destructive in the state's history. Hear how firefighters are responding after he initially blamed state-level land management for the blazes. Also in the programme: protesters take to the streets of France over rising fuel costs; and is social media undercutting the effectiveness of clinical trials? Picture: Dogs being used to search for human remains in California. Credit: AFP.
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CIA blames Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi's death

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 9:26am
US media is reporting that the CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Also in the programme; thousands of drivers have closed roads in France in a protest against high-fuel prices. And social media can help some families dealing with terminal illness connect to communities and find information, but it can help ruin clinical trials? (Photo: A man holds a picture of Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Credit: EPA/Erdem Sahin)
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