BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

US Attorney General Steps Aside From Russia Probe

The US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has removed himself from investigations into alleged Russian interference in the US election. He has been under mounting pressure to step aside after it emerged that he met the Russian ambassador during the election campaign. We ask a former British ambassador to Washington how unusual it is for foreign ambassadors to meet US politicians and what the standard diplomatic protocol is.

Also in the programme: artists pool resources to save Nina Simone's house; and a British doctor is reunited with baby Maram, who was badly wounded in Syria last year.

(Photo: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Credit: AFP)

Democrats Call on Jeff Sessions to Quit

The US justice department confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russia's ambassador during the election campaign despite telling his confirmation hearing he had "no communications with the Russians". We hear the view of a Democratic Congressman and a former official in the George W Bush administration.

Also in the programme: The French presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, unveils his policy priorities; and a potential new way to treat HIV.

(Image: Attorney General Jeff Sessions at his swearing in ceremony at the White House. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Brexit: House of Lords Vote Over EU Nationals

UK government has been defeated after the House of Lords said ministers should guarantee EU nationals' right to stay in the UK after Brexit. Also in the programme, abuse survivor quits Vatican's child protection panel; and the world's oldest fossil.

(Photograph shows the Union Jack flag flying in front of the Big Ben. Credit: Getty Images)

Trump promises Congress 'renewal of American spirit'

In his first address to Congress President Trump adopted a measured and upbeat tone and spoke of a "new chapter of American greatness". Also in the programme, the UN finds both sides committed war crimes in the battle for Aleppo and scientists discover an evolutionary 'arms race' between squids and octopuses.

(Photo: President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Yemen on the Brink of Famine

The UN's humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, tells us that the warring factions in Yemen are preventing him from accessing those most in need of help. He says seven million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from.

Also in the programme: 150 years of the Blue Danube waltz; Metal detecting enthusiasts unearth hoard of Iron Age gold.

(Image: A Yemeni girl on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah looking through scraps of bread on 9th October 2016. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Tunisian Police Response to Sousse Attack 'Shambolic'

UK Coroner's inquest into tourist killings criticises Tunisian police.

Also in the programme: Taiwan commemorates 70 years since '228 Incident'; What would you see on a trip around the moon?

(Picture: Man prays after laying flowers on Marhaba beach where 38 people were killed on June 28, 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia. Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)