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

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


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




George Floyd death: Widespread unrest as curfews defied across US

There has been another night of protests and clashes across the United States over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. Also in the programme: Worshippers have returned to mosques across the Middle East after two months of lockdown; and with so many music festivals cancelled because of COVID19, we have a discussion on how artists and venue owners are reacting to the current situation? (Photo: A firework explodes near a police line during a protest in Atlanta. Credit: Getty...


30/05/2020 20:06 GMT

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


Clashes as protests across US demand justice

Protests have continued in Minneapolis and more than twenty cities across the United States, as anger grows over the police killing of an unarmed black man. We speak to an expert on policing in America and police brutality. Also in the programme: India has recorded its biggest daily jump in the number of Covid nineteen cases; and as President Trump terminates relationship with the WHO, we ask how will this effect the UN agency at the time of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: A protester...


29/05/2020 20:06 GMT

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


Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump’s tweets behind a warning that it ‘glorifies violence’ in a further escalation of the company’s row with the US president. Also in the programme: could asymptomatic spreading of Covid-19 cause problems for the reopening of schools? And, could a radical new working pattern help stop the spread of the virus? (Picture: US President Donald Trump Credit: Getty)


28/05/2020 20:06 GMT

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


Chinese MP's back controversial Hong Kong Security Law

Parliament in Beijing has rubber-stamped a highly controversial national security law for Hong Kong, where tensions are rising. At least two pro-democracy legislators have been thrown out of the territory's assembly. Also in the programme: More than a-hundred thousand people have now died from coronavirus in the United States and how copper can help fight the coronavirus. (Photo: President Xi Jinping and other senior figures applauded when the security law was passed. Credit: AFP)


Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'

A recovery fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) has been proposed by the EU's executive Commission to help the EU tackle an "unprecedented crisis", said Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Also in the programme: A Vancouver court ruled that fraud charges against senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in the United States would constitute a crime in Canada, opening the way for her extradition; and UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out an inquiry into the conduct of his top...


Hong Kong police arrest hundreds amid fresh unrest

Riot police in Hong Kong are trying to break up protests against a law that would make it illegal to insult China's national anthem. Also in the programme: The head of the European Commission has set out proposals for a huge package of grants and loans to rebuild Europe’s economy; and renewed anger in the United States after another black man died while being arrested, this time in Minneapolis. (Image: Riot police officers detain an anti-government demonstrator during a protest at Central...


Brazil’s daily Covid-19 death toll continues to rise

What has Brazil’s coronavirus response been like so far? Newshour has spoken to an epidemiologist who until recently worked at the ministry of health and a former health minister. Also: the Afghan government has released hundreds of Taliban prisoners, and JK Rowling has surprised fans with the announcement of a brand new children’s book. (Picture: President Bolsonaro of Brazil Credit: Machado/ Reuters)


Hong Kong security law 'responsible' move

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said other countries "have no place" interfering in the territory, as she robustly defended a controversial national security law planned by China. Also on the programme: Britain urges Covid-19 survivors to donate blood plasma for research; and the colourful life of Chinese casino mogul Stanley Ho (Picture: Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam holds a press conference. Credit: Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images.)


Boris Johnson's aide says he didn't break the law when he travelled during lockdown

Dominic Cummings -- the senior adviser to the British prime minister, Boris Johnson -- has said he didn't break the law when he travelled several hundred kilometres during the coronavirus lockdown. His conduct has prompted accusations that he's undermined the government's own messaging on the virus. Also in the programme: The German airline Lufthansa – one of the world’s largest -- has agreed a rescue deal with the government; and surrogate babies stranded in Ukraine because of coronavirus....


Police and protesters clash in Hong Kong over anti sedition law

Campaigners say the National Security Law could undermine civil liberties in the territory. Also on the programme; Dominic Cummings, a senior adviser to the British prime minister, is facing increasing calls for him to resign over his decision to drive his family 250 miles outside of London during the lockdown. And we also take a close look at the effect that the coronavirus is having on the world of theatre. (Picture: Hong Kong Police Credit: Lawrence/ AFP)


UK lawmaker: 'We're not going to be able to save Hong Kong'

As Hong Kong police use tear gas on people protesting China's new security law, could the UK - the country that used to run the territory - do more to intervene? Also in the programme: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson backs his top adviser after calls for his removal over alleged breaches of lockdown rules, and the children's author Michael Morpurgo shares his poetic response to the pandemic. (Picture: Riot police stand guard during an anti-government rally on May 24, 2020 in Hong Kong....


Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters decry China security law plan

Hong Kong police have arrested dozens of demonstrators who've been protesting against China's plans to impose a new security law on the territory. Also in the programme: Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is about to go on trial for corruption. And children's author Michael Morpurgo shares his poetic response to the pandemic. (Photo: A pro-democracy supporter is detained by riot police during an anti-government rally on May 24, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Credit:Anthony Kwan/Getty...


Spain to open up for football and foreign tourists

Spain's prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has said that the country will open for foreign travellers from July and that the La Liga football season will restart next month - we'll hear how that's going to work. Also on the programme: A sudden announcement of a three day Taliban ceasefire in Afghanistan; and we take a look at how the US gambling capital Las Vegas has changed since the lockdown.


Brazil court releases foul-mouthed Bolsonaro video

Brazil's Supreme Court has released a video showing President Jair Bolsonaro expressing frustration that he was unable to change security officials and vowing to protect his family. Also in the programme: The patchwork pandemics of the United States and the big uncertainty around schools and the virus should they open or not open in England. (Photo:President Bolsonaro Speaks to the Press About Controversial Cabinet Meeting Video. Credit: Getty Images)


Pakistan: Dozens die as jet crashes into homes

A Pakistani passenger plane carrying 99 people has crashed into a residential area in the city of Karachi. The plane had attempted one landing at the city's Jinnah International Airport, but as it went round again and issued a mayday call. Also in the programme: We speak to a former president of Brazil about the Bolsonaro administration's controversial response to coronavirus; and Shakespeare and the plague: why didn't he draw inspiration from the pandemic of his time? (Image: Rescue workers...


China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law

China's ruling Communist Party has set in motion a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city's freedoms. The law to ban "treason, secession, sedition and subversion" could bypass Hong Kong's lawmakers. Hong Kong's leader - Carrie Lam - says she supports the new national security law. We hear from one of her close allies and get a response to that from a pro-democracy lawmaker. Also in the programme: A Pakistan International Airlines plane has...


Cyclone: Kolkata devastated as Amphan kills scores

Indian and Bangladeshi officials say at least 84 people have died in Cyclone Amphan, one of the most powerful storms to hit the region for years. Many roads in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata are flooded and many of its 14 million people without power. Also in the programme: China says it will introduce a new national security law in Hong Kong that looks set to limit freedoms in the territory; and we hear from a remote part of the Brazilian Amazon that has now also been hit by the...