BBC Newshour

With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a programme that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you by the BBC's global network of correspondents, with all the information you need to keep up with world events.

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  • South Sudan Peace Talks
    The South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir, and the rebel leader, Riek Machar, are due to hold talks for the first time in two years, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The country has been devastated by civil war since 2013. We will look at the role played by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. Also in the programme: An inquiry into deaths of elderly patients at a British hospital has found that more than 450 died after being given powerful painkillers without medical justification; and Newshour's James Coomarasamy on the changing face of the Russian countryside. (Photo: South Sudan"s President Salva Kiir (left) and South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (right). Credit: Getty Images.
  • Italian Threat To Expel Roma People
    In Italy, the new hard right interior minister has called for a census of the Roma community and threatened to deport those who have no right to stay. We hear from a Roma actress and campaigner from Milan. Also on the programme - The Mexican foreign minister has denounced President Trump's policy of separating migrant families at the US border as cruel and inhumane. And Newshour's James Coomarsamy takes a trip down the Volga with Captain Albert. (Photo: A woman, member of the Roma community, walks at the 'River Village' Roma camp, on the outskirts of Rome; Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US Escalates Trade Threats To China
    US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China 'refuses to change its practices'. Also in the programme: The computer that is capable of holding its own in a debate with a human, and the latest from the Fifa World Cup. Picture: An investor stands in front of a screen displaying stock market figures. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
  • Donald Trump Says US Will Not be a 'Migrant Camp'
    President Donald Trump has said he will not allow the US to become a "migrant camp", as he stood by his administration's immigration policies. Also in the programme: A former Israeli government minister has been accused of spying for Iran; and we go to Russia where Newshour's James Coomarassamy is in Ivanovo - known as Russia's "city of brides" - for its annual film festival. Picture: Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody. Credit: Getty Images.
  • Colombia Election: Conservative Iván Duque Wins
    The Conservative political newcomer Iván Duque is elected as Colombia's president. Mr Duque says he wants to unite the country but he also said he wants to see changes to the peace deal agreed with Farc rebels in 2016. Also in the programme: The United Nations has called on the United States to end its policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Picture: A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border. Credit: John Moore/Getty Images.
  • Colombia Election: What Now for the Peace Deal
    Colombians vote in a presidential run-off between two candidates with opposing views on the peace deal signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. We ask why the peace divident hasn't delivered for some voters. Also on the programme: US diplomat Matthew Nimetz who spent the past 24 years trying to solve the problem of Macedonia's name, reflects on the agreement signed today to settle the dispute. (Photo: Colombia's presidential candidates: Leftists ex-guerilla Gustavo Petro (L) supports the deal, while Ivan Duque, a conservative who won the first round last month, wants to overhaul it. Credit: AFP)
  • Greece And Macedonia Sign Deal to Settle Name Dispute
    Heated rows over Macedonia's name have been going on since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, of which it was a part, and have held up Macedonia's entry to Nato and the EU. Under the agreement, Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. We hear from a Greek and a Macedonian on this historic day. Also on the programme: Saudi-led coalition air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hudaydah; and Colombians head to the polls. (Photo: Demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the agreement Credit: AFP)
  • Violence After Nicaragua Ceasefire
    There has been more violence on the streets of Nicaragua as pressure mounts on President Daniel Ortega to step aside. Several weeks of protests against his government have left over 170 people dead. Also in the programme: Yemeni forces say they've captured Hudaydah airport from Houthi rebels; free speech under the spotlight in Russia as the World Cup begins; and Orwellian poverty examined on stage. (Photo: A man fights a fire after an arson attack blamed on ongoing political violence in Managua, Nicaragua on the 16th of June 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
  • US and China Trade War Escalates
    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
  • Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike, Officials say
    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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