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

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Episodes

Senior Republicans condemn Mar a Lago search

8/9/2022
Senior US Republicans have condemned the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Florida home on Monday, calling it "an abuse of power". We ask what it takes for the FBI to carry out a search - and what they might have been looking for. Also in the programme: Russia has played down a series of explosions at a military airfield in Crimea, but could this be the beginning of a major Ukrainian offensive? And how heat and drought this year are affecting countries like never before - we hear from Iraq,...

Duration:00:49:38

FBI search the home of Donald Trump

8/9/2022
Mr Trump, who was not at Mar-a-Lago at the time, said a large number of agents had entered the estate unannounced on Monday night and broken into his safe. Also on the programme, we go to Basra in Iraq where recent temperatures have exceeded 50 degrees Celsius, which is around 122 degrees in Fahrenheit. And we are also joined by Duke Fakir, one of the Four Tops, to remember the life of Lamont Dozier, who wrote countless hits for the Motown record label in the 1960s. (Picture: A police car...

Duration:00:49:21

More US cash to support Ukraine

8/8/2022
The United States pledges a billion dollars in security assistance and more in economic aid. What difference will all this American money make to Ukraine's defensive war against Russia? We hear from General Sir Richard Barrons, a former commander of the UK Joint Forces Command. Also in the programme: an American conservative view on the United States' landmark bill committing to investment in climate change; and a new media outlet run by a global collective of Afghan women. And we'll hear...

Duration:00:49:27

Climate change: Landmark US bill clears Senate hurdle

8/8/2022
The US Senate has approved a bill that includes $369bn (£305bn) for climate action - the largest investment in America's history. The authors of the Inflation Reduction Act say it will cut the country's carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. We hear analysis on the bill's significance from a former UN Special Representative on Sustainability. Also on the programme: the newborns fighting for survival in Afghanistan; and the tourists left stranded in China's Hainan island after authorities announce...

Duration:00:51:09

Hopes for ceasefire in Gaza after talks

8/7/2022
There are hopes a ceasefire will hold between Israel and Palestinian militants, after three days of violence left at least 43 people dead. The latest violence is the most serious flare-up between Israel and Gaza since an 11-day conflict in May 2021. Also in the programme: A London museum has agreed to return to Nigeria artefacts that were looted in the nineteenth century from the Kingdom of Benin; and the race is on to rescue a malnourished beluga whale which has swum into France's River...

Duration:00:49:58

Reported talks underway for Israel-Palestine ceasefire

8/7/2022
Talks are reported to be underway to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants on the latest conflict which has killed at least thirty-one Palestinians since Friday. Israeli media say Egypt is mediating the talks. Also in the programme: Donald Trump speaks at conservative conference; and Colombia’s first ever left-wing President. (Photo: An Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as a rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. CREDIT:...

Duration:00:50:04

Death toll rises as Israel targets militants in Gaza

8/6/2022
The Palestinian health ministry says 15 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip where the Israeli military is targeting members of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad. We hear from representatives from Hamas and the Israeli Government. Also on the programme: the UN's nuclear watchdog warns of catastrophic consequences after attacks on a nuclear power plant in Ukraine; and we learn more about the Brothers of Italy, the political party currently leading the polls in the country....

Duration:00:48:34

Israel arrests 19 militant suspects after Gaza flare-up

8/6/2022
Israel says it has arrested 19 members of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in raids across the occupied West Bank, after carrying out airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip. Also in the programme, the last day of campaigning is underway in Kenya ahead of Tuesday's elections. And a Ukrainian chess grandmaster is challenging Russia’s control over the International Chess Federation. (Picture: Palestinians inspect the ruins of a collapsed building destroyed by an Israeli air strike in...

Duration:00:49:01

China suspends climate talks with the US

8/5/2022
The US has condemned China as irresponsible for stopping cooperation on a range of key issues including climate change, amid tensions over Taiwan. Also on the programme, Ukraine's President Volodymr Zelensky has angrily rejected accusations from Amnesty International that Ukrainian forces put civilians at risk by operating on occasions from populated areas. And, a rare hummingbird thought to be extinct has been photographed for only the second time in history. (Photo: A container ship off...

Duration:00:48:47

Chinese military drills continue around Taiwan

8/5/2022
As China continues to flex its military muscles and halts cooperation with the US on climate change, Taiwan's foreign minister, Joseph Wu, speaks to the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes. Also in the programme: we hear from author Jon Ronson about a legal setback for American shock jock Alex Jones. And memories of the Edinburgh Fringe festival from British comedy star Omid Djalili, who first performed there nearly 30 years ago. (Image: a Chinese People's Liberation Army aircraft flies over...

Duration:00:48:47

Taiwan: US says Chinese military exercises unnecessary

8/4/2022
The National Security spokesman, John Kirby, has reiterated that Beijing had no reason to react aggressively to the visit of Speaker Pelosi to Taiwan. We speak to a journalist in Taiwan about what people there make of Mrs Pelosi's visit and if they are concerned about Chinese military exercises; and, Steve Chabot, a Republican Congressman and Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Taiwan Caucus, if Mrs Pelosi made the right decision to visit Taiwan. A court in Russia has sentenced the American...

Duration:00:48:27

China fires ballistic missiles into waters near Taiwan

8/4/2022
China has fired ballistic missiles into the waters around Taiwan, at the start of unprecedented military exercises launched in response to a visit by the US politician Nancy Pelosi. Also on the programme: it’s been two years since thousands of tonnes of ammonium-nitrate fertiliser exploded in Beirut; and evidence of plastics affecting and killing birds has been found on every continent except Antarctica. (Photo: 04/08/2022 European Pressphoto Agency)

Duration:00:49:26

China prepares for five days of military exercises around Taiwan

8/3/2022
China is preparing five days of military exercises in the sea surrounding parts of Taiwan in a show of force after Nancy Pelosi’s departure. The Speaker of the US House of Representatives left earlier today after a brief but controversial visit. Not long after Mrs Pelosi flew out, the Taiwanese air force said it had to scramble jets to warn off 27 Chinese jets that had entered its self-declared air defence zone. Also in the programme: The surgeon in London who successfully operated on...

Duration:00:48:35

Pelosi leaves Taiwan to sound of Chinse fury

8/3/2022
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has left Taiwan after a high-profile visit that infuriated China. Beijing has responded to the visit by announcing three days of live-fire exercises around Taiwan's coastline, starting on Thursday. Taiwan said this would amount to a blockade of its air and sea space. The conservative US state of Kansas has decided in a referendum to protect abortion rights - in a major victory for pro-choice groups. And we we will hear about...

Duration:00:50:33

Pelosi visits Taiwan in defiance of Chinese warnings

8/2/2022
Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi is visiting Taiwan as part of a tour of Asia, despite sharp warnings from China. A member of Taiwan's Parliament tells Newshour she's excited about the visit. Also in the programme: The US killing of the leader of al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul- a Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Steve Chabot tells us the killing proves Afghanistan is still a safe haven. And we look at a potentially important development in stem cell research - could...

Duration:00:48:22

Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

8/2/2022
US president Joe Biden has announced the killing of the al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a US drone strike in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Mr al-Zawahiri, who plotted the 9/11 attacks together with Osama Bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA on Sunday. What does it mean for US relations with the Taliban, who now govern Afghanistan? Also in the programme: China has flown warplanes close to the island of Taiwan ahead of an expected visit by the speaker...

Duration:00:55:49

Relief as ship carrying grain leaves Ukrainian port for Lebanon

8/1/2022
The ship leaving the port of Odesa was the first proper test of the deal that allowed Ukraine to export grain critical for global food supplies. The CEO of an aid organisation tells the programme that the global food crisis goes beyond this grain ship. Also in the programme: Will Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the US, will be arriving in Taiwan tomorrow evening, despite increased threat of retaliation from Beijing?; a new instrument installed high on top of a...

Duration:00:49:38

First ship carrying grain leaves Ukrainian port

8/1/2022
The first ship carrying grain has left the Ukrainian port of Odesa under an agreement brokered by Turkey. Ukraine's Minister of Infrastructure tells this programme that this is the first proper test of that deal, which is seen as critical for global food supplies. Also in the programme: the mayor of the German city of Hanover explains why he's encouraging lights off and cold showers; and a star of the Netflix series Bridgerton pays tribute to Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in...

Duration:00:47:02

Ukraine grain tycoon killed in Russian shelling of Mykolaiv

7/31/2022
Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has described the killing of one of the country's richest businessmen as a great loss. Oleksiy Vadatursky and his wife, Raisa, died when a Russian missile hit their home in the southern city of Mykolaiv. Also in the programme, England have won their first major women's tournament in the Euro 2022 final against old rivals and eight-time champions Germany. (Photo: NIBULON)

Duration:00:48:50

Ukraine grain tycoon killed in Russian shelling

7/31/2022
One of Ukraine's richest businessmen has been killed with his wife in 'massive' Russian shelling of the southern city of Mykolaiv. Also on the programme, a Nigerian street trader in Italy was killed in broad daylight and in front of filming bystanders. And England take on Germany in the women's European Championship final, a chance for a first international win for any English soccer team since the 1966 World Cup. (Photo: NIBULON)

Duration:00:50:18