Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 12, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart meet to discuss future relations amid disagreements over Syria. Also: NATO's leader discusses today's global threats, Florida battles wildfires, NASA's future under President Trump, thousands of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers, what's left in an ancient city after ISIS rule and more.

Segments from Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • AP: UN peacekeepers accused of thousands of cases of abuse
    A new investigation by The Associated Press found nearly 2,000 allegations of abuse and exploitation by United Nations peacekeepers in the past 12 years in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti. More than 300 of the sexual abuse cases involved children; few perpetrators served jail time. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Trish Wilson of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 341
  • ‘Refugee’ author explains life between two worlds
    What does the word "refugee" mean to the author of a short story collection called "The Refugees"? They “are the unwanted," says Viet Thanh Nguyen, who claims his own identity among them. Nguyen joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his stories about living between worlds and being haunted by the past.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 378
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 12, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart meet to discuss future relations amid disagreements over Syria. Also: NATO's leader discusses today's global threats, Florida battles wildfires, NASA's future under President Trump, thousands of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers, what's left in an ancient city after ISIS rule and more.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 3249
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  • Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations, trust ‘at a low point’
    Discord was on display at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Moscow meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The most immediate trigger for tensions was a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base. Lavrov gave no ground on issues of Syria, Ukraine or Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 253
    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTX35AIG
  • News Wrap: Xi Jinping extends offer to work on North Korea
    In our news wrap Wednesday, China’s President Xi Jinping told President Trump he’s willing to collaborate in order to peacefully stop North Korea’s nuclear program. Also, The Washington Post reported that a special court on intelligence matters granted the FBI a court order to monitor former Trump aide Carter Page after it found there was reason to believe he was acting as a Russian agent.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 245
  • NATO chief on how to prevent Russian tensions from spiraling
    President Trump held a joint White House news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, where the president suggested the U.S.-Russia relationship might be at an all-time low. Stoltenberg joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how NATO is responding to a “more assertive” Russia, plus past comments from Mr. Trump about NATO and the global fight against terrorism.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 518
  • Here’s how NASA’s mission could change under Trump
    Some big changes could be in store for American space exploration under President Trump and the Republican Congress. Sending more humans to the moon, as well as a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa seem to be part of a plan that extends years beyond the Trump administration. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien explores how NASA’s mission could be reshaped.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 491
  • Ancient city of Nimrud reduced to rubble by ISIS
    When the Islamic State militant group captured parts of Northern Iraq in 2014, it declared war on the ancient city of Nimrud. Though reclaimed by Iraqi forces last November, the ruins have been forever changed, the victim of massive destruction. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs joins two archaeologists to see what's left of the 3,000-year-old city after only two and a half years under ISIS.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 492
  • Florida is burning and it’s just the start of the dry season
    In Florida, a state of emergency is underway as more than 100 wildfires burn in and across all corners of the state. And since February, more than 7,000 acres have burned across the state, as Florida copes with rising temperatures and major drought. William Brangham sits down with Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, about how the state is combatting the heat.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 324
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