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

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

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Episodes

Biden lambasts Trump’s leadership

6/2/2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden has accused President Trump of being part of the problem facing the US, as the country faces another day of protests following the killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer. Also on the programme: American film director Spike Lee gives his view of the protests; and the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for more support for developing countries in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. (Picture: Former Vice President and Democratic...

Duration:00:48:39

US protests: President Trump threatens to deploy military

6/2/2020
As protests have spread across the US following the death of George Floyd, there have been some incidents of violence and President Trump has said he will deploy the military. To do so, the president would have to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807, which was last used in 1992 to stop riots in Los Angeles. Also: we’ll hear from Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, about the long struggle for racial justice, and a new study has found that keeping a...

Duration:00:51:34

Trump tells police to get 'much tougher' on protests

6/1/2020
President Trump tells state governors they must 'dominate' protests and calls on law enforcement to get 'much tougher'. We hear from a Democrat congressman and a Republican pastor for their take on President Trump's handling of the situation. Also on the programme: Critics in Brazil say that Jair Bolsonaro's response to Covid-19 is worse than useless, and Denmark does drive-in football. (Picture: Tear gas was deployed in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:50

Violence erupts across US on sixth day of protests

6/1/2020
Violent protests sparked by the death of an unarmed black man in police custody have spread to dozens of cities across the US. We look at policing in the United States. Also in the programme: Covid-19 in Brazil and British foreign secretaries have urged Boris Johnson to form a global alliance to co-ordinate the response to the China-Hong Kong crisis. (Photo: Protesters run as police use flash grenades to disperse crowds in Washington, DC. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:49:51

Does US need police reform?

5/31/2020
After protests and violence spreads to more US cities in the wake of the death of George Floyd, questions are being asked about whether there is systemic racism in the US police force, and whether there needs to be urgent reform. Also in the programme: the US Sheriff who joined a march protesting against George Floyd's killing; and the Bulgarian-born artist Christo, who wrapped public buildings in cloth, has died aged 84. (Photo: The artist Celos paints a mural in Downtown Los Angeles on 30...

Duration:00:48:18

George Floyd death: Widespread unrest as curfews defied across US

5/31/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:32

30/05/2020 20:06 GMT

5/30/2020
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:49:20

Clashes as protests across US demand justice

5/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:55:52

29/05/2020 20:06 GMT

5/29/2020
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:49:04

Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

5/29/2020
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)

Duration:00:49:44

28/05/2020 20:06 GMT

5/28/2020
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:48:15

Chinese MP's back controversial Hong Kong Security Law

5/28/2020
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)

Duration:00:48:35

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

5/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:47

Hong Kong police arrest hundreds amid fresh unrest

5/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:37

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

5/26/2020
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)

Duration:00:50:14

Hong Kong security law 'responsible' move

5/26/2020
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.)

Duration:00:47:12

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

5/25/2020
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....

Duration:00:50:14

Police and protesters clash in Hong Kong over anti sedition law

5/25/2020
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)

Duration:00:50:06

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

5/24/2020
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....

Duration:00:49:40

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

5/24/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:50