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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  • 19/03/2018 GMT
    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
  • What Does Putin's Victory Mean for Russia and the World?
    International observers have made a string of criticisms of the Russian elections that have given President Putin another six years in power. We discuss what his victory means for Russia and the rest of the world. Also in the programme: Britain and the EU have announced a "decisive step" towards an orderly Brexit deal; and a "game changer" in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Picture: Vladimir Putin votes at a polling station during Russia's presidential election. Credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
  • Putin Wins Landslide Victory
    With over three-quarters of the vote, Putin wins a clear fourth term as Russia's president. We hear from a supporter and from a chemical weapons consultant ahead of the visit to the UK by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a rally at Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin in Moscow Credit: EPA
  • Kurds Ousted From Afrin City
    Turkish troops and their Syrian allies have taken the city of Afrin in northern Syria after a two-month battle. More than 150,000 people have reportedly fled Afrin in recent days, most moving south towards territory controlled by the Syrian government. Also in the programme: Russia insists it never produced nerve agent used in former double agent's poisoning; and why a popular TV host is going on trial in Egypt. (Image: Turkish-based troops in Afrin city. Credit: REUTERS/ Khalil Ashawi)
  • UK Diplomats Pack Their Bags in Tit-for-tat Expulsions
    UK diplomats are preparing to leave after they were expelled in the row following the attack on the former Russian double agent. We'll hear from someone who was expelled from Moscow back in 1985. Also in the programme: US officials launch an investigation into a firm accused of mishandling Facebook users' data in support of the Trump election campaign. Picture: The British embassy in Moscow Credit: Oleg Klimov/Getty Images
  • 17/03/2018 GMT
    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
  • Former South African President Charged With Corruption
    Only a month after he was forced to resign as President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has been charged with bribery, corruption and money-laundering in relation to a $2.5bn government arms deal in the late 1990s, before he took office. Also in the programme: British police announce a murder investigation into the death of a Russian exile in London; and the outgoing President of Botswana criticises Donald Trump for "encouraging poaching" by overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies. (Photo: Former South African President Jacob Zuma. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Britain Blames Putin For Nerve Agent Attack
    The British foreign secretary says President Putin himself must have ordered the use of a nerve agent on British streets. We hear from our correspondent in Moscow and the Secretary General of NATO. Also in the programme: We hear from a resident in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian government launches new strikes. And Uganda born Jennifer Makumbi wins a big American literary prize. (Photo: United Kingdom flag flying outside the embassy in Moscow. Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Allies Condemn Attack on Russian Ex-spy
    The US, France and Germany back UK accusation that Russia orchestrated poisoning of former spy. But how much does Russia care? Also in the programme: a bridge has collapsed at Florida University in Miami killing a number of people and Chinese wives of Pakistani tradesmen are being detained in China. Picture: British military personnel in protective overalls remove a vehicle connected to the nerve agent attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Russia calls British 'liars' over nerve gas claims
    Russia rejects British Prime Minister's claim that the Kremlin was behind 'attempted murder' of former spy and his daughter on British soil. Also in the programme: US students walk out to demand gun law reform; and the death, at 76, of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. Picture: British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses Parliament on her government's reaction to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Credit: Parliament TV


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