Newshour (BBC)-logo

Newshour (BBC)

BBC

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.
More Information

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sporadic clashes in Barcelona protests

10/18/2019
More
Violence has broken out on the sidelines of a largely peaceful mass protest in the Spanish city of Barcelona against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. We hear from a Catalan who wants Catalonia to remain part of Spain. Also in the programme: Syria ceasefire and why Mexico released El Chapo's son. (Picture: A Catalan demonstrator throws a bin into the fire during Catalonia's general strike in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: REUTERS)

Duration:00:48:16

Strike action following Catalonia protests

10/18/2019
More
Protesters in favour of Catalonia's independence have called a general strike which follows several days of sometimes violent clashes with the police, which were sparked by the jail sentences handed down to nine separatist leaders on Monday. They were given terms of between nine and 13 years for their part in the 2017 referendum on independence for Catalonia. The vote was declared illegal by the Spanish constitutional court. Also in the programme: Fighting continues in Northern Syria,...

Duration:00:50:14

New Brexit deal agreed by EU and UK

10/17/2019
More
The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, is starting his campaign to persuade MPs at Westminster to approve a new Brexit deal agreed with the European Union. And the United States says Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northeast Syria to allow for the withdrawal of Kurdish forces. (Photo: Boris Johnson was surrounded by EU leaders after the deal was announced at the Brussels summit. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:47:02

Draft Brexit deal agreed

10/17/2019
More
A Brexit deal has been agreed between the UK and EU before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called it a "fair" outcome - and said there was no need to extend the Brexit deadline. Also in the programme: The US Vice President and Secretary of State meet President Erdogan in an attempt to persuade him to half the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurds; and US forces rehearsed with...

Duration:00:49:36

US sends mixed messages on Turkey's offensive in northern Syria

10/16/2019
More
US President Donald Trump has said that the Turkish assault on Kurdish forces in Syria is not America's problem. But US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are trying to get Turkey's President Erdogan to halt it. Also in the programme: the future of artificial wombs; and the revival of the hump back whale. Photo: Smoke rising from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on the eighth day of Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Duration:00:48:13

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam abandons speech after protests

10/16/2019
More
Carrie Lam is forced to suspend her annual address after being heckled in parliament. Opposition lawmakers disrupted the Legislative Council session by shouting and projecting slogans behind her. After a first interruption, the session resumed only to be interrupted again. It was then suspended - and Ms Lam delivered the address by video instead. Also on the programme: President Erdogan vows to continue his controversial operation in northern Syria; and new research suggests pollution is a...

Duration:00:48:32

Kurds celebrate as Assad government gains in Syria

10/15/2019
More
The Assad government has reached a deal with Kurdish-led forces in control of north-east Syria to stave off a Turkish assault. Kurdish fighters controlling the region would surrender the border towns of Manbij and Kobane to Damascus in a deal brokered by Russia. Also on the programme: Bulgaria's football chief resigns after racist chants by some fans during the country's match against England; and the latest on the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as members of Congress return from...

Duration:00:48:42

Syrian army head north amid Turkish advance

10/14/2019
More
President Erdogan of Turkey says he'll continue the military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria despite growing criticism. President Trump has been slammed from inside and outside the US over his withdrawal of troops from northern Syria. We will hear the case for the defence, from a former senior US security official. Also in the programme: Newshour's Razia Iqbal, in Texas, hears how many Republicans there are unconvinced; and in Ecuador, will the president's major climbdown end weeks...

Duration:00:48:26

Spain court gives Catalan leaders long jail terms

10/14/2019
More
Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Barcelona after Spain's Supreme Court sentences nine Catalan leaders to long jail terms for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid. Also in the programme: Syrian government forces have taken up positions within the range of Turkish artillery, hours after striking a deal with the Kurds; and Newshour's Razia Iqbal talks to Texans at the annual state fair about food, cattle and President Trump. Picture: Catalan regional police "Mossos...

Duration:00:50:14

US forces withdraw as Turkey advances in northern Syria

10/13/2019
More
The US plans to evacuate 1,000 troops from northern Syria as Turkey military advances. Amid the unrest, family members of Islamic State fighters are reported to have escaped a camp that housed thousands of displaced people. It was at this camp a BBC journalist met three orphaned children, from London. Their parents had taken them to live in the Islamic State's caliphate five years ago. Also in the programme: We go to Poland where the governing Law and Justice Party looks set to win today's...

Duration:00:48:48

IS Families Escape from Syrian Camp

10/13/2019
More
Kurdish forces in northern Syria say hundreds of relatives of Islamic State militants have escaped from a camp for displaced people after Turkish air strikes nearby. Also as Pope Francis canonises five new saints in the Vatican - we ask what sort of people attain saintly status? And the Booker Prize-nominated author - Salmon Rushdie - tells us about how he adapts his fictional world to reflect the real one. (Photo : Women and Children fleeing shelling on the Turkish Syrian border. Credit:...

Duration:00:49:18

Kurdish-led forces: 'US has moral obligation to protect us'

10/12/2019
More
Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say the United States has a moral obligation to protect them from a Turkish assault, now in its fourth day. Also in the programme: Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, and police in Ecuador have clashed again with indigenous protesters - we'll hear what's behind the unrest. (Picture: Turkish-backed Syrian rebels watch the border town of Ras al-Ain. Credit: Nazeer Al-khatib/AFP via Getty Images)

Duration:00:50:14

Fierce battle rages over Syrian border town

10/12/2019
More
Fierce fighting is taking place in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain as the Turkish forces continue their offensive against the Kurdish forces. Also in the programme: one of the most powerful typhoons in decades has hit Japan; Tunisians will choose a new president in an election some voters are calling a "catastrophe". (Photo: Smoke billows from border town of Ras al-Ain on October 12, 2019, during the assault by Turkish forces and Turkish-back rebels on Kurdish-held border towns in...

Duration:00:48:31

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

10/11/2019
More
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, for ending a twenty-year conflict with Eritrea. Also in the programme: Turkey has bombed further targets in northern Syria on the third day of its offensive against Kurdish forces; and Iran's national oil company says two missiles have hit one of its tankers in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:09

Turkey attacks Northern Syria

10/10/2019
More
Turkey attacks Kurdish-controlled Northern Syria Also in the programme: After an attack on a German synagogue, Jews fear rising anti-Semitism; and could a Brexit deal still happen? Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in a picture taken from the Turkish side of the border in Akcakale. Turkey has vowed to destroy the Syrian Kurdish People"s Protection Units (YPG) that control much of north-eastern Syria. Families have been evacuating and streets emptying in Akcakale, as local...

Duration:00:46:31

Turkey Syria offensive sees heavy fighting

10/10/2019
More
The Turkish army says it has sent ground forces into Kurdish-held northern Syria after it struck 180 targets with artillery and air strikes.Turkey launched its offensive - which has drawn widespread international criticism - after the US withdrew from the area. Also in the programme: Rugby World Cup matches are cancelled as Tokyo braces for Typhoon Hagibis; and the Swedish Academy awards Nobel Literature Prizes to Austrian author Peter Handke, and Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk....

Duration:00:48:34

09/10/2019 GMT

10/9/2019
More
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:48:40

Turkey boosts troops to enter Syria

10/9/2019
More
The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria has urged civilians to mobilise to resist a planned Turkish military incursion. Also in the programme: We hear from a migrants trying to get into Melilla, the Spanish city which borders Morocco; and three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries. (Photo: Turkish forces positioned on the border with Syria near Akcakale. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:49:01

Turkey 'ready for operation' in Syria as Trump defends US pullout

10/8/2019
More
Turkey has said it is ready to launch its long-threatened operation in north-eastern Syria that could target Kurdish forces long allied to the US. Also in the programme: Ecuador's president has temporarily moved government operations from the capital Quito to the port city of Guayaquil amid protests sparked by the end of fuel subsidies; and why Madrid is about to cull 12,000 parrots? Picture: Turkish army soldiers drive towards the border with Syria near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on...

Duration:00:48:41

Turkey prepares for military operation in Syria

10/8/2019
More
A report from the Turkey-Syria border following the US announcement it is withdrawing from the region. Also: NBA caught between a rock and a hard place as China pulls plug on televised basketball games; Nobel awards physics prize

Duration:00:48:47