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One of the US Democrats' best known and most outspoken senators, Al Franken, has announced he is resigning following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Also in the programme: what impact will the have the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel have on peace efforts? And UNESCO adds Neapolitan pizza twirling to its cultural heritage list.
(Image: US Senator Al Franken. Credit: Senate TV/Reuters)
President Trump has overturned decades of US policy and recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. He also announced plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. There's been widespread condemnation of the announcement.
Picture: President Trump delivers a statement recognising the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Credit: Getty Images
As world leaders and the Palestinians express concern over President Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a senior right-wing Israeli minister has described it as a drastic move to peace.
Also in the programme; Russia responds to the decision by the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from next year's Winter Games and; France bids adieu to rock and roll legend Johnny Hallyday.
Photo: People stand at Mount of Olives and look at the Old City of Jerusalem and its Dome of the Rock mosque in the centre, on December 6, 2017. Credit: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
Reports from capitals around the world suggest that President Trump has been warned by his fellow leaders that he will face strong reaction, if he moves the US embassy from the Israeli capital Tel Aviv to the religious city of Jerusalem. Jordan's Prince Hassan bin Talal reflects on the possible repercussions.
Also we hear more on why the International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics; and the danger of conflict over water.
Picture: Jerusalem's Old City, with the Mount of Olives in the background; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Leading candidates remain in prison and exile as Catalan parties start campaigning for the regional election on 21 December. The Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn a European arrest warrant for the former leader of the region, Carles Puigdemont, but he still faces arrest on charges of sedition were he to return to Spain.
Also in the programme: Georgia's former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, has been freed by his supporters, shortly after being arrested in Ukraine; and an insider's perspective on what has been happening at the US State Department.
(Image: Members of the "Junts per Catalunya" grouping at a press conference in Barcelona. Credit: AFP/Getty Images/Pau Barren)
Yemen's Former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed days after he turned against the Houthi rebels in the country's civil war. Top UN humanitarian official, Jamie McGoldrick, calls for humanitarian pause.
Also in the programme: UK and EU fail to reach Brexit deal; and arrests over murder of Malta's anti-corruption journalist.
(Photo: Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Credit: PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)