With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a programme that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you by the BBC's global network of correspondents, with all the information you need to keep up with world events.
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From BBC Newshour
- UN Slams Inequality Levels in America
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty criticises extreme disparities between rich and poor in the United States. Also in the programme: reparations for child soldiers in the DRC and deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea. (Picture: This file photo taken on June 20, 2017 shows a homeless woman setting up a barricade in front of her tent near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, California. Credit: AFP/Getty)
- EU Leaders Approve Next Stage of Brexit Talks
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have given the green light to the second phase of negotiations on the departure of Britain from the EU. They say enough progress has been made to allow talks to proceed on the post-Brexit relationship between Britain and the EU. Also on the programme: a report reveals the shocking scale of child abuse in Australia, and rats which detect tuberculosis Picture: French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the EU leaders summit in Brussels Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
- 14/12/2017 GMT
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
- Walt Disney Buys Murdoch's Fox
Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn. The deal includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio. Also on the programme, Medecins Sans Frontieres say at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed within a month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August. Image: Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.
- President Trump Distances Himself from Alabama Loss
Donald Trump had supported Roy Moore who suffered a historic defeat for the party in conservative Alabama. The victory for Democrat Doug Jones narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49. Also in the programme; the Rwandan government publishes a report accusing the French government of complicity in the 1994 genocide and; an interview with the mother of a baby who was born with her heart on the outside of her body and the surgeon who saved her life. Image: A supporter of Democratic U.S. Senatorial candidate Doug Jones holds a sign as he watches election returns during an election night gathering the Sheraton Hotel on December 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
- Surprise Victory for Democrat in Alabama Senate Vote
President Trump is facing further obstacles to his legislative programme with the election to the US Senate of a Democrat, Doug Jones, in Alabama. What impact will the result have on the Republican Party? We hear from a veteran Republican pollster. Also in the programme: The psychological impact of the Grenfell Tower tragedy; and we speak to the mother of the baby born with her heart outside the body. (Image: Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones and his wife Louise at the election night party in Birmingham, Alabama. Credit: REUTERS/Marvin Gentry)
- Roy Moore Faces Alabama Voters' Verdict
Alabama voters are choosing between a Republican accused of child abuse and a Democrat seeking an upset win in the Deep South after an ugly Senate race. While much of the Republican establishment has distanced itself from the 70-year-old former Alabama judge who denies the accusations, President Donald Trump has backed him. Also in the programme; French President Emmanuel Macron has told world leaders and heads of companies that "we are losing the battle" against climate change and; how children and teenagers are getting hooked on 'skin betting'. Image: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore exits after casting his vote at the polling location setup in the Fire Department on December 11, 2017 in Gallant, Alabama. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.
- Could US Return to Paris Deal on Climate Change?
Bankers, businessmen and world leaders meet to discuss the financing of the climate change deal commitments made two years ago. French President, Emmanuel Macron has hinted that the US could return to the Paris Agreement. Also on the programme: the US soldier who defected to North Korea dies; and the secret behind the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger. (Photo: Around 50 senior ministers and prime ministers are attending the climate summit in Paris Credit:AFP/Getty Images)
- Putin Orders Partial Withdrawal of Russian Troops from Syria
In an unannounced visit to Syria, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of a "significant proportion" of Russian forces there. Mr Putin made a similar withdrawal announcement last year, but Russian military operations continued. Will it materialise this time? Also in the programme; Tanzania's president has pardoned two child rapists and; Alabama voters prepare to pass judgement on a Senate candidate accused of sexually abusing teenage girls. Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad attend a meeting with Russian military officers during their visit to the Russian air base in Hmeimim in the northwestern Syrian province of Latakia on December 11, 2017. Credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images.
- EU and Israel Disagree Over Status of Jerusalem
The European Union foreign policy chief has told Israel she does not support President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the country's capital. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during his visit to Brussels that he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital. Also in the programme; China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network" incorporating facial recognition technology and; a female Saudi director discusses the decision to lift the ban on public cinemas in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is welcomed by Federica Mogherini, the EU High representative for foreign policy, prior to the meeting with EU foreign ministers in Brussels. Credit: EPA/Eric Vidal