BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

President Trump and Chancellor Merkel Meet in Washington DC

US and German leaders talk face to face: given their past differences, how did the meeting go? German political scientist Dr Constanze Stelzenmueller gives us her assessment.

Also in the programme: a new drug to beat cholesterol, and the death of a giant of poetry, Derek Walcott.

(Photo: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel hold joint news conference in Washington DC. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US Calls For New Approach on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says its policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over, and suggests it may decide to take pre-emptive military action. Also in the programme: Israel strikes inside Syria; and a Hungarian solution to migrant crisis.

(Photograph shows U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: Reuters)

Europe Reacts to Dutch Election Result

Does the Dutch centre-right's success signify a move away from populism? We hear from leading journalist Thijs Niemantsverdriet in the Hague.

Also in the programme: President Trump's budget plan, and a BBC team's close shave on Mount Etna.

(Photo: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte far-right politician Geert Wilders take part in a meeting at the Dutch Parliament after the election. Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman)

Dutch PM Celebrates Election Win

European leaders congratulate the Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, after his party won more seats than the anti-EU, anti-immigration party led by Geert Wilders. The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, described it as a "very pro-European result."

Also in the programme: President Trump's new travel ban blocked and coral death at the Great Barrier Reef.

(Photo: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte makes a speech following his victory in the Dutch general election; Credit: Getty Images)

Dutch Prime Minister's party lead in exit polls

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy looks set to win the most seats in Wednesday's elections, according to the exit polls. Geert Wilder’s anti-Islam Freedom Party is projected to come second.

Also in the programme: The New Zealand river that's been given the same rights as a human, and will Orson Welles famed 'lost film' finally make it to the screen?

(Image: Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister and leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, casts his vote into a ballot box for the Dutch general election in The Hague, Netherlands, on 15th March 2017. Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Election Day in the Netherlands

The Dutch poll is being dominated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right party and the party of Geert Wilders who is running on an anti-immigration platform. Other parties have said they won't enter into partnership with Mr Wilders to try to form a government.

Also in the programme: President Trump's tax return and the Pakistani female squash player who pretended to be a boy to help her career.

(Photo: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after casting his ballot at a polling station in The Hague; Credit: AFP/Getty)