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14 Episodes

Protests as Israel's parliament limits judicial power

Israelis are holding demonstrations across the country in the latest mass protest against moves by the government to overhaul the judicial system. The law would make it more difficult for courts to remove a prime minister deemed unfit for office. We'll hear from a former prime minister who tells us…
23 Mar 11AM 48 min

UN issues dire warning over water

The UN opened its first conference on water security in almost half a century on Wednesday with a plea to governments to better manage one of humanity's shared resources. Co-chairwoman of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, Mariana Mazzucato tells Newshour about the scale of the problem. Also…
22 Mar 6PM 48 min

Uganda to make identifying as LGBT illegal

Rights groups in Uganda have expressed concern about a new draft law which would make it a crime for people to identify as LGBT. Also on the programme, the UN has warned of a looming global water crisis because of pollution and excessive consumption, ahead of its first big conference…
22 Mar 11AM 51 min

Court mulls possible indictment of Trump

A New York court investigating ex-president Donald Trump over allegations he paid hush money to a pornographic actress is poised to release its decision. Also in the programme: Tim Franks reports from the West Bank; and Yusuf / Cat Stevens. (Picture: Demonstrators shout and hold up signs outside New York…
21 Mar 6PM 49 min

Newshour special broadcast from the West Bank

As Israel's parliament votes to allow Israelis back into four settlements evacuated years ago, we'll hear from Tim Franks in the occupied West Bank. Also on the programme, Russia's president Vladimir Putin has been discussing the war in Ukraine with the Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is visiting Moscow; and,…
21 Mar 11AM 48 min

UN climate report warns of disaster

The UN's International Panel on Climate Change says the world is on the brink of irrevocable damage, with global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius now certain without drastic action. Also in the programme; a senior US figure involved in the invasion of Iraq expresses regret for his government's poor planning…
20 Mar 6PM 48 min

Chinese leader arrives in Moscow

It's Xi Jinping's first visit since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year - we'll discuss the symbolism of the trip; also, European banking shares have fallen after an emergency takeover of the failing bank Credit Suisse, by its larger Swiss rival, UBS; and on the 20th anniversary of the…
20 Mar 11AM 48 min

Putin's Mariupol visit condemned by Ukraine

Ukraine has condemned President Vladimir Putin's visit to the occupied city of Mariupol. It was the first time the Russian leader had been to a newly-occupied Russian territory in Ukraine, since ordering the invasion last year. Newshour spoke to Ukraine's prosecutor general, Andriy Kostin, about the visit. Also in the…
19 Mar 7PM 50 min

President Putin visits occupied Mariupol

President Putin has been to Mariupol - thought to be his first visit to Ukrainian territory occupied by Russia since the invasion a year ago. Also on the programme: emergency talks are continuing in Switzerland in an attempt to rescue the troubled bank, Credit Suisse, before the opening of financial…
19 Mar 10AM 49 min

Donald Trump claims arrest imminent

Is former US President Donald Trump about to be arrested? He claims he is - posting on social media that he's heard leaked reports that he will be indicted. The Manhattan district attorney’s office has been investigating alleged "hush-money" payments made to adult movie actress Stormy Daniels. We hear from…
18 Mar 6PM 49 min

Imran Khan supporters clash with police outside Pakistan court

We go to Pakistan where former PM Imran Khan faces corruption charges in court in Islamabad. There have been clashes between his supporters and the police. Also on the programme: one of Russia's most decorated writers, Mikhail Shishkin, gives us his reaction to the ICC's arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin;…
18 Mar 11AM 46 min

ICC issues arrest warrant for President Putin

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for President Putin for the alleged trafficking of children from Russian occupied parts of Ukraine. We hear from the court’s chief prosecutor Karim Khan. Also on the programme: shares fall once again at the troubled bank Credit Suisse; and we speak…
17 Mar 6PM 49 min

Macron faces backlash over pension reform

The French President has used a special constitutional power to force his pension reforms through the national assembly. Crowds converged on Place de la Concorde in response to raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. The plans had sparked two months of heated political debate and strikes. Also on…
17 Mar 11AM 49 min

The battle for ‘meat grinder’ Bakhmut rages on

The battle for Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine has been the longest and bloodiest since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began last February. On a day when a UN-backed inquiry has accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine, we hear from Ukrainian soldiers just 500 metres from Russian forces as they…
16 Mar 6PM 48 min