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US and China Trade War Escalates

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:18pm
The US and China are squaring up for a fight over the price of importing each other's goods. American President Donald Trump has announced new tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and accused Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. China has retaliated by saying it will impose additional tariffs on 659 US categories of goods. Also in the programme: French president Emmanuel Macron calls for a united policy on migration in Europe after meeting with the new Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte; and we have the latest from the football world cup in Russia. Picture: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping after a meeting in Beijing Credit: AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI
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Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike, Officials say

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:15am
The leader of Pakistan's Taliban armed group, Mullah Fazlullah, has been killed in neighbouring Afghanistan's Kunar province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday. Also in the programme: China has promised to retaliate in kind if the United States imposes additional tariffs on its exports; and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again stressed the need for Europe to work together to resolve the migration crisis. Picture: Mullah Fazlullah (centre) at an undisclosed location at Pak-Afghan border in 2014. Credit: TTP via EPA.
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Football World Cup : Russia Wins Opening Match

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:51pm
The Football World Cup has kicked off with a spectacular win for Russia. Saudi Arabia's team lost 5-0 to the hosts. We hear from our correspondents in Russia. Also -- the New York attorney general sues President Trump's charitable foundation. And we hear from a 24-year-old Ugandan who has won the British Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for his device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. (Photo: Football fans watching the first World Cup game between Russia and Saudi Arabia; Credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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Football World Cup Kicks Off In Russia

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:10am
The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way with host Russia facing Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. What might the tournament mean diplomatically for Russia? Also in the programme: commemorations have been taking place in Britain to remember those who died in the Grenfell fire, and NASA's oldest rover robot is stranded on Mars. Picture: Football fans near Red Square in Moscow Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.
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UN To Meet Over Yemen Offensive

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:09pm
As the United Nations announce an emergency meeting over the battle for Yemen's main port, we hear from those dug in inside the city, those on the attack. and from our correspondent in country. Also a rare report from on board Air Force one with President Trump, flying home after his Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un. And Spain sacks its coach a day before the Football World Cup begins in Russia. (Photo: Houthi rebels in Yemen; Credit: REUTERS)
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Saudi-Led Coalition Attacks Crucial Yemeni Port

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:02pm
Government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition are aiming to drive Houthi rebels out of the port of Hudaydah, which is crucial for the flow of basic supplies to millions of people in Yemen. Also in the programme: North Korean media finally reports on the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, a day after the event; and a new study links elevated blood pressure to dementia. (Picture: A UAE warplane taking off ahead of an attack against Houthi rebel in 2015. Credit: AFP / Getty Images)
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Trump Kim Summit: US President Hails Deal After Historic Talks

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 5:30pm
President Trump's unprecedented meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been welcomed as a step towards peace, but criticised for the vagueness of the measures they agreed. Also in the programme: As Saudi-led forces move in on the principal port of Hodeidah, we hear from a doctor at the city's main hospital; and we'll also ask what the British government may have conceded to avoid parliamentary defeat over Brexit. Picture: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Credit: Reuters.
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Trump and Kim In Historic Handshake

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:12am
The US President Donald Trump has met the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. It is the first time the sitting leaders of the two countries have met. After a year of exchanging threats the two men shook hands before going into talks. After the summit the leaders signed a "comprehensive" document, promising a new relationship between the nations, and committing North Korea to work towards "the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula". Diplomats, correspondents and analysts share their views and expertise in a special edition of Newshour dedicated to the historic meeting. (Picture: Kim Jong-un (L) and Donald Trump meet in Singapore. Credit: Getty Images)
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Final Preparations for Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:38pm
US says North Korea would be offered security guarantees and economic incentives in exchange for full denuclearisation. Joel Witt, a former senior adviser on Korea to the Clinton administration, gives Newshour his view of what's likely to be going on behind the scenes. Also on the programme: Why Russians smile sparingly; behind the protests in Vietnam and former Spanish minister for Migration, Anna Terròn on why Spain has agreed to take on the migrants stranded in the Mediterranean. (Photo: President Trump and Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore several hours apart Credit: Reuters/Getty Images)
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Trump-Kim Summit: North Korea Eyes 'New Relationship' with US

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:30am
Ahead of an historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, Washington reiterates it will accept nothing less than the complete denuclearisation of North Korea. Also in the programme: As both the Taliban and the government agree to a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan, we explore the prospects of a more lasting peace; and Italy's interior minister refuses appeals from the UN and the EU to let a migrant ship dock in his country. Picture: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore ahead of the summit. Credit: Reuters.
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G7 War of Words Continues

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 5:19pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called President Trump's actions following the G7 summit "sober and depressing". President Trump retracted his support for the summit's joint communique shortly after departing and called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was hosting the summit, "dishonest and weak". Where does that leave relations between the US and Europe? We'll hear from a senior German politician. Also in the programme: the latest from Singapore ahead of the US-North Korea summit later this week, and - should there be an emoji for an earthquake? Picture: G7 leaders participate in a working session. Credit: Reuters.
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Trump stuns G7 by rejecting summit communique

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 9:17am
President Trump tweets his rejection of the document agreed by G7 leaders at the end of a fractious summit, and accuses Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making 'false statements'. Also in the programme: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore ahead of planned meeting with President Trump. Photo: President Trump and other leaders at the G7 summit in Quebec, 9 June 2018. Credit: Adam Scott/Prime Minister's Office/Handout via Reuters
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G-7 Summit Agrees Final Communique

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 5:10pm
The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, says the summit of G-7 leaders have agreed a final communique despite sharp differences with President Trump, who left the meeting early. We have the latest. Also in the programme: peace in Afghanistan, but only for three days next week and Eunice Gayson, who played the very first Bond girl in 1962, has died at the age of 90. Picture: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Credit: Reuters/Leah Millis
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President Trump Isolated from Allies at G7 Meeting

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 9:12am
America and its allies struggle to find common ground at Quebec's G7 meeting, dubbed G6+1, where President Trump was last to arrive and first to leave. Also on the programme: Afghanistan's Taliban announce a ceasefire for Eid; and remembering South America's most successful female tennis player, Maria Bueno. (Photo: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting US President Donald Trump at the G7 Leaders Summit in Charlevoix, Canada, 08 June 2018. Credit: EPA.)
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Leaders of the G7 nations arrive in Quebec

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 5:13pm
We look to Canada and the G7 summit, where President Donald Trump has announced that he wants Russia readmitted to the group of industrialised nations. Other group members, though, said they remain opposed and it is only one of the issues that they disagree with Mr Trump on. Also on the programme: The story of one US diplomatic family posted to China, who've reported a series of unexplained illnesses. (Image: G7 leaders gathered, Credit: EPA)
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Trump: Russia should be at G7 meeting

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:40am
US President Donald Trump says Russia should be attending a summit of the G7 group of key industrialised nations. He has also called for Russia to be readmitted to the group. We get the view from Paris from a senior lawmaker from the French president's party. Also in the programme: Austria is shutting down seven mosques and expelling dozens of foreign imams; and how schools in Uganda are trying to educate people about fake news. (Photo: President Trump departs White House for G7 summit n Canada. Credit: Getty Images)
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Trump Lifeline to China's ZTE Angers Republicans

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:20pm
The US Commerce Department has reached a deal with Chinese tech firm ZTE that will remove a ban that prevented the company from buying parts from US suppliers. The ban had been implemented after authorities concluded the company broke trading restrictions by selling to countries like Iran and North Korea. Republican Rep. David Young of Iowa explains why so many of his colleagues oppose the decision. Also in the programme: the Red Cross pulls dozens of workers out of Yemen; and Nasa's Curiosity Rover uncovers organic molecules on Mars. (Photo: ZTE headquarters. Credit: Getty Images)
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Gaza violence: British Prime Minister Raises Concerns With Israel

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:20am
During his trip to the UK the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, tells the BBC recent protests in the Gaza Strip were violent riots aimed at killing at Israelis. Also in the programme: an undercover investigation shows more than 100 African football officials accepting cash; and Jordan's new prime minister announces he will withdraw a controversial income tax bill that's led to the biggest protests in the Kingdom for years. Picture: British Prime Minister, Theresa May, hosts Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at Downing Street. Credit: EPA/Simon Dawson.
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Stanford Sex Attack: Judge Removed From Office

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 7:30pm
A US judge who was widely criticised for his leniency towards a student sex attacker, has been removed from office by local voters. It's the first time in more than eighty years that a Californian judge has been removed from office in this way. Also in the programme: the latest on the rescue operation after the volcanic eruption in Guatemala, and why have Argentina called off a friendly match against the Israeli national football team? Picture: a plane flies over Stanford University with a banner reading 'Protect Survivors. Not Rapists. #PerskyMustGo'. Credit: Getty Images.
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Guatemala Volcano: 75 Dead and Nearly 200 Missing

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:22am
Authorities in Guatemala say that the death toll from Sunday's devastating volcano eruption has climbed to 75 and nearly 200 people remain missing. Also in the programme: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in London to discuss the Iran nuclear deal; and Afghanistan's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, insists there will be elections in October despite widespread violence. Picture: View of the damage caused by the eruption of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala. Credit: AFP.
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