NewsHour Weekend

  • A driver waits for customers near his 1952 Oldsmobile 88 convertible outside Havana's National Hotel May 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE TRAVEL TRANSPORT) - RTR2ECPW
    December 17, 2016  

    Two years ago, President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba. Since then, Cold War-era travel restrictions that prohibited most Americans from visiting were lifted, leading to a surge of U.S. tourists and a scramble to accommodate them. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman looks at the growing hospitality industry in Cuba. Continue reading

  • A member of the Iraqi security forces looks at a Humvee at a checkpoint near Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, Iraq December 11, 2016. Photo By Ammar Awad/Reuters
    December 11, 2016   BY  

    Iraqi forces and their allies having been fighting to regain Iraq’s second-largest city since October. Continue reading

  • A security guard walks in front of an image of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, U.S., March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo  - RTSV8Y6
    December 11, 2016  

    It is widely anticipated that chair of the Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen will announce an interest rate increase this week during the board’s last meeting of the year. Binyamin Appelbaum, economic reporter at The New York Times, also expects discussions about a shift in monetary policies with the next presidential administration. Appelbaum joins Alison Stewart. Continue reading

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    December 11, 2016  

    In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports. Continue reading

  • NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  Screenwriter/actress Monica Piper on stage during the "Not That Jewish" opening night curtain call at New World Stages on October 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
    December 11, 2016  

    Monica Piper has worked in nearly every corner of comedy, including stand-up and television. Now, she’s lent her comedic pen to “Not That Jewish,” a one-woman Off-Broadway show, starring Piper as herself. It chronicles the origins of her life in comedy and her quest to understand what it means to be a Jewish-American woman. Christopher Booker has more. Continue reading

  • Journalists walk near the remains of the Monumental Arch in the historical city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File Photo - RTX2UI4C
    December 11, 2016   BY  

    The Islamic State began its advance around Palmyra on Thursday. Syrian government forces captured the city in March. Continue reading

  • Heavy duty equipment and machinery are seen at the premises of the collapsed church in Uyo, Nigeria December 11, 2016 REUTERS/Stringer  EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALE. NO ARCHIVE - RTX2UIX2
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    Mortuaries in the southern Nigerian city of Uyo were overflowing on Sunday as rescuers pulled bodies of more than 160 people from the debris of a church that collapsed during a service on Saturday.
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    December 10, 2016  

    Donald Trump often invoked Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail this year, and did so again as President-elect last week at a North Carolina rally as he described his plans for the military. But just how similar are the two men? As NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Jeff Greenfield explains, their differences are a testimony to how much our political landscape has changed over the past 35 years. Continue reading

  • A man cries as he mourns for his relatives who were killed near a house destroyed by an air strike at the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, September 19, 2015. At least ten Yemeni civilians were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes that targeted this neighborhood, medical sources said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi - RTS1UOA
    December 10, 2016  

    The International Committee of the Red Cross this week released a survey of more than 17,000 people in 16 countries. The survey, which asked respondents about treatment of soldiers and civilians, showed a difference in the way people look at war based on whether or not they live in a conflict zone. Alison Stewart discusses the findings with Yves Daccord, director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Continue reading

  • Newly appointed French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTSV3LM
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    Saying the terrorism risk in France remains high following the Paris attack last November that left 130 dead, France’s Prime Minister on Saturday said the government will extend its state of emergency to protect next year’s election. Continue reading