Newshour

By BBC World Service

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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
1068 episodes · since Jun, 2016
today
South Korea says Kim Jong-un supports denuclearising the Korean peninsula -- but that the US should enter into talks with Pyongyang to make sure he intends to give up all his nuclear weapons. Also in the programme: As many as nine Russian troops have been killed in fighting in eastern Syria and; an artist and an astronaut - we remember the fourth man on the moon, Alan Bean. Picture: Korean leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-Un hold surprise second summit. Credit: Getty Images
yesterday
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. Currently, abortion in Ireland is only allowed when a woman's life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced. Also on the programme: India's opioid crisis and the latest from the Champions League final. Picture: 'yes' supporters gather at Dublin Castle. Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.
yesterday
Ireland's main anti-abortion campaign group admits losing a referendum on liberalising laws on abortion. Also in the programme: Afghan interpreters; and the end of FM in Norway. (Picture: A tallyman takes notes during vote counting in the Irish abortion referendum, in County Meath, Ireland Credit: AFP/Getty)
May 25, 2018
The Hollywood film producer has appeared in court in New York charged with rape and sexual misconduct. One of the first women to accuse him, Rose McGowan, reacts to his arrest. Also in the programme: Spain's ruling party threatened by major corruption case; and the global impact of EU's new data protection law - will the rest of the world follow suit? (Photo: Harvey Weinstein arrested in New York. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
May 25, 2018
The Dutch and Australian Governments have formally accused Russia of being behind the deadly attack on a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, killing all the 298 people on board. Also in the programme: the disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and other sex crimes after handing himself in to the police in New York; and after President Trump's cancelled summit with North Korea, we find out about the response in China. (Photo: The remains of the Boeing 777, photographed at its crash site in 2014. Credit: AFP)
May 24, 2018
President Trump has unilaterally cancelled next month's planned summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In a letter to Mr Kim, President Trump said the meeting would be inappropriate because of what he called the "tremendous anger and open hostility" shown by the North Korean leader in recent statements. The meeting was cancelled just hours after North Korea carried out a series of explosions that it said demolished its main nuclear test site. Also in the programme: the Pakistani student who was lured home from Italy and forced to have an abortion. (Photo: A commemorative coin featuring US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un ahead of the summit meeting, which has now been cancelled; Credit: AFP / Getty Images)
May 24, 2018
Pyongyang appears to have blown up tunnels at its only nuclear test site in a move that may help reduce international tensions. Foreign reporters at the Punggye-ri site said they witnessed a huge blast. Also in the programme: Investigators probing the downing of Malaysia airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine says it has identified the Russian army unit that supplied the missile used to blow the airliner out of the sky; and how fruit bats may spread Ebola and the Nipah virus, (Picture: North Korea's Punggye-ri site before the tunnels were destroyed. Credit: Reuters)
May 23, 2018
Yulia Skripal made her first public appearance since she and her father were poisoned in Salisbury. In a video statement she said they were “so lucky to have survived”. Also on the programme: Who is Wael Abbas? The prominent Egyptian blogger has been detained by authorities. And we hear from Ireland about the country’s upcoming referendum on abortion. Picture: Yulia Skripal makes a public statement. Credit: Reuters.
May 23, 2018
One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, who dominated and towered over American letters in the second half of the twentieth century has died, aged 85. Also in the programme: The Pakistani teenager killed in Texas high school shooting is buried in her home city, Karachi, and Arsenal football club signs a new sponsorship deal with Rwanda's tourism authority. Picture: Author Philip Roth poses in New York Credit: REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo
May 22, 2018
President Trump, while meeting at the White House with South Korean President Moon, says that North Korea must meet certain conditions before next month’s summit can go ahead. Also in the programme: Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is grilled by European lawmakers, and the Venezuelans greeting President Maduro's re-election by leaving the country. Picture: President Trump and South Korean President Moon shake hands during a meeting in the White House Oval Office. Credit: Getty Images.

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