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Mexico to Vote After Violent Campaign

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 9:13am
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-wing outsider, is the runaway favourite in Mexico's presidential election. Also in the programme: a rare report from Myanmar's Rakhine state where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes last year; crucial talks in Germany as Angela Merkel tries to appease her coalition partners over migrants row. (Image: Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers a speech during the closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. Credit: AFP/Ronald Schemidt)
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'Families Belong Together' Protests Across US

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 5:23pm
Demonstrations across the United States call for an end to migrant family separations Also in the programme: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's struck a migrant swap agreement with Spain and Greece along with rapid return migration deals with 14 countries, and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are out of the World Cup as Argentina lose to France, and Portugal are beaten by Uruguay. (Photo: People take part during the nationwide "Families Belong Together" march as they walk by the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Syria Rebels in Ceasefire Talks

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 3:33pm
Negotiations are under way in Syria which could restore government control in the strategically important rebel-held province of Deraa. Also in the programme: protesters start gathering in hundreds of cities across the United States, ahead of demonstrations against the separation of migrant families by the Trump administration; and a great white shark found in the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: People ride on a truck with their belongings in Deraa countryside. Credit: Reuters)
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Divisions Emerge in EU Migrants Plan

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 5:13pm
Rifts emerge in the European Union's new plan to curb migration just hours after it is announced. Also in the programme: Video Assistant Referees and Mexico's violent election. (Photo: Shoes of migrants are seen in a dinghy at the port of Tarifa, Southern Spain. Credit: Reuters)
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New EU Deal on Immigration

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:09am
European Union leaders have agreed a series of measures on immigration after marathon talks in Brussels. The new agreement proposes asylum claims should be processed in closed migrant centres inside the European Union. Also in the programme: Rohingya refugees. And no more selfies in front of Big Ben. (Photo: Refugees in Algeria. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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UK Intelligence Services 'Complicit' in Rendition

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 6:15pm
A British parliamentary report says the Uk's intelligence services were complicit in the abuse of detainees by US agents, after the 2001 attacks. We speak to a former senior British minister, Kenneth Clarke. Also on the programme, Why a French industrial giant has been charged with crimes against humanity. And are the Chinese welcome in the Siberian region of Lake Baikal? (Photo: British agencies participated in interviewing detainees at the US holding facility Guantanamo Bay. Credit: Getty Images)
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EU Migration Crisis

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:19am
European leaders have been stressing the importance of finding a solution to the migration crisis as they arrive at the EU summit in Brussels. We will speak to Austria's foreign minister. Also in the programme: how big is the threat from far-right extremists in France; and we will hear from Wisconsin, home of Harley-Davison, now caught in the middle of President Trump's trade tussles. (Photo: Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Emmanuel Macron pose as they arrive to take part in an European Union leaders' summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Credit: Getty Images)
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US Supreme Court Judge Anthony Kennedy to Retire

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 5:16pm
President Trump gets a chance to reshape the top US court as its second oldest justice says he will retire in July. Also in the programme: South Sudan President Salva Kiir and the rebel leader Riek Machar agree to end the civil war; and we speak to a veteran football commentator in Germany after the reigning champions crash out of the FIFA World Cup. (Photo: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Credit: Reuters)
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Peace Deal Signed in South Sudan

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:30am
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and the rebel leader Riek Machar have signed an agreement to try to end five years of civil war. Under the framework deal, a ceasefire will come into effect in the next seventy-two hours. Also in the programme: Poland will "water down" a law that made it illegal to accuse it of complicity in Nazi war crimes, and we speak to the Philippines police chief in charge of the country's murderous drugs war. (Photo: Riek Machar (L) and Salva Kiir during the celebration of the second anniversary of South Sudan becoming an independent state in 2013. Credit: REUTERS)
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Burmese Army General Sacked

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:51am
The Burmese army has sacked General Maung Maung Soe, named by the EU as being responsible for atrocities against hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas - because it says he showed weakness. Also in the programme: Are Ethiopia and Eritrea about to make peace? and a Spanish doctor goes on trial accused of stealing a baby from her mother under the Franco regime. (Photo: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Credit: Getty Images)
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Turkey's President Erdogan Re-Elected

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:17pm
Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. But his main opponent has criticised the election saying it was "unfair". Razia Iqbal has extended coverage from Istanbul. Also in the programme: traders at Tehran's Grand Bazaar protest against rising prices and a plummeting currency; Harley Davidson announces its EU-bound motorcycles will no longer be made in the USA as trade tensions escalate; and we're with migrants sailing on the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Supporters of President Erdogan and the AK Party took to Istanbul's streets to celebrate. Credit: Getty Images)
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Erdogan Wins Turkey Presidential Election

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:16am
Turkey's main opposition presidential candidate, Muharrem Ince, has acknowledged defeat, but has warned that the country is beginning a dangerous period of one-man rule under President Erdogan. We have a special coverage, Newshour's Razia Iqbal reports from Istanbul. Also in the programme: As the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London starts to study the sky again - after a break of 60 years -- we speak to one of their astronomers; and the underwater rescue mission in Thailand after a children's football team is trapped in a flooded cave. (Photo: President Erdogan and his wife. Credit: Getty Images)
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Turkish Leader Claims Victory in Elections

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 5:22pm
Before the end of ballot-counting, Turkish President Recp Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in both presidential and parliamentary elections. The opposition has complained that the outcome is still not clear. Also in the programme: European leaders grapple with migration issues at a Brussels summit; and a row over players' behaviour during a World Cup match between Serbia and Switzerland. Photo: Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party react to election results in Taksim Square, Istanbul. Credit: REUTERS/Kemal Aslan
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Turkey Elections

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 9:19am
Turkish voters are going to the polls to decide whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term, in the most fiercely fought elections in the country in years. We have the latest from Newshour's Razia Iqbal in Istanbul. Also in the programme: Seventeen EU leaders will meet to discuss immigration today, as rifts deepen over how to handle the influx of migrants; and football's governing body, FIFA, has begun disciplinary action against two Swiss players of Kosovan origin over their use of a nationalist gesture. (Photo: A woman arrives at a polling station in snap twin Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections in Istanbul on June 24, 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
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Zimbabwean president survives blast at rally

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 5:16pm
President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped unhurt after an explosion disrupted his election rally in Bulawayo. He said the blast was an attempt to kill him, but would not affect next month's poll. Also in the programme: Final rallies on the eve of Turkey's presidential election; and Saudi Arabian women finally get the right to drive. (Photo: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a rally in Bulawayo. Credit: Ken Maur/AFP/Getty Images.
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Ethiopia: Dozens Hurt in Grenade Attack at Pro-PM Rally

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:06am
Ethiopia's prime minister has condemned an attack on a huge rally where he'd been speaking, calling it an attempt to undermine the country's unity. Also in the programme: Today President Erdogan of Turkey appeals for votes ahead of Sunday's general elections, in which he's facing a strong challenge; and Malta asks the migrant rescue ship, Aquarius, to help a migrant boat off the coast of Tunisia. Picture: Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd during a rally on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa. Credit: AFP
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Venezuela Crisis: UN says Security Forces Killed Hundreds

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:37pm
The United Nations says the Venezuelan police and military are carrying out hundreds of extrajudicial killings under the pretext of fighting crime. The UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said nobody was being held to account for the killings, suggesting the rule of law was virtually absent in Venezuela. Also in the programme: Elections in Turkey and allegations the former tennis player Boris Becker carried a fake diplomatic passport. (Photo: Venezuelan armed forces. Credit: Getty Images)
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Turkey Prepares for Elections

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:41am
Newshour's Razia Iqbal is in Turkey, ahead of crucial elections there this weekend that will determine the future of the country's increasingly powerful president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Also in the programme: How the war against Islamist extremists in Mali never went away; and James Coomarasamy reports from a make-shift rubbish tip outside of of Moscow, that's solving problems for the capital -- but causing headaches in the countryside. (Photo: Supporters of Turkey"s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cheer and chant slogans ahead of a campaign rally on 17 June, 2018, in Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images)
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Child Separation: Future Of US Migrant Families Remains Unclear

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05pm
As Melania Trump makes a surprise visit to border facilities in Texas, the White House has been accused of expressing mixed messages over when the separated families will be reunited. Also in the programme: We speak to the Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl about Europe's immigration crisis. And we have a special report from the Sahel on how the desert became the new frontline in the war against Islamist militants. (Photo: A boy from Honduras taken into custody by US Border Patrol agents near the US-Mexico Border in Texas Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
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Push to Reunite Migrant Kids Separated From Parents

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:24am
The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order to halt the policy. Hear from one Republican member of Congress critical of how the White House has handled the immigration crisis. Also in the programme: we're on the frontline of the war against Islamist extremism in the Sahara Desert; new legal worries for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family; and the prospect of debt relief for Greece. (Photo: A boy from Honduras watches a movie at a detention facility. Credit: Getty Images)
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