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President Trump is expected to meet Republican leaders of the Michigan state legislature at the White House today, as he continues his effort to overturn his election defeat. President-elect Joe Biden said Donald Trump would go down as one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history.
Also on the programme; Following Bobi Wine’s release on bail, we go to Uganda to get the latest on protests that have killed at least 37 people; and the UN has sounded the alarm over the situation in Yemen – how can it be improved?
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The US president-elect Joe Biden has said Donald Trump will go down as one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history. Mr Biden said Mr Trump's refusal to accept defeat in the election sent "a horrible message" about America as a country. The comments from the president- elect came as he was confirmed as victor in Georgia, after ballots were recounted in the state.
As the G20 summit gets underway in Saudi Arabia, we hear two very different perspectives on women's rights in the kingdom.
And the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials.
(Photo: Joe Biden. Credit: Getty Images)
Israel's annexation of the Golan has not been recognised by the rest of the international community, and Syria demands the return of the territory. It called Mr Trump's declaration "a blatant attack on its sovereignty".
Also on the programme: In Australia, a long-awaited report into the actions of its military, as part of the international coalition against the Taliban, has said there's credible evidence that elite soldiers were responsible for the unlawful killing of thirty-nine Afghans; following violent protests in the Ugandan capital, and the arrest of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine, Newshour speaks to minister Betty Amongi in Kampala; and could sending fewer emails help save the planet?
(Picture: Pompeo visits Israeli-occupied West Bank and Golan Heights Credit: Patrick Semansky/via Reuters)
Mike Pompeo has become the first US Secretary of State to visit a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank. We hear from a Palestinian whose family owns land in the settlement Mr Pompeo is visiting.
Also in the programme: The Afghan government has condemned as unforgivable Australia's finding that its troops unlawfully killed civilians and prisoners in Afghanistan; and the Scottish high school students praised for helping discover a new colony of emperor penguins!
(Photo: Mike Pompeo. Credit: EPA)
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is in Israel for what’s expected to be his last visit to the country before leaving office. We explore how America's Middle East policy might change under a Biden administration.
Also - Ethiopian forces capture two cities from local forces in the northern region of Tigray. But how concerned is the government in Addis over reports of civilian casualties? And in the week that six million copies of Barack Obama's new book are printed - what makes a good presidential memoir?
(Photo: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem, 18 November 2020. Credit: EPA/MENAHEM KAHANA)
President Trump has announced that he will cut US troop numbers in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January. We get the reaction of the Afghan government and a British former general with responsibility for Afghanistan.
Also in the programme: thousands of protesters in Thailand call for constitutional changes to reduce the powers of the monarchy and the military-backed ruling party; and a new study suggests dinosaurs were thriving until an asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago.
(Picture: US soldiers attend a training session for Afghan Army soldiers in Afghanistan in February 2019. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency)