NewsHour Weekend

  • People hold up symbols of the "Artisans Of Peace" while attending a rally following the announcement of disarmament by armed separatists ETA in Bayonne
    April 8, 2017   BY  

    The Basque militant group ETA surrendered its inventory of remaining weapons, ending some 40 years of political violence in southwest France and northern Spain. Continue reading

  • Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo
    April 2, 2017  

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit the White House on Monday after the Trump administration said the president is looking to reboot the bilateral relationship between Egypt and the U.S. But the visit raises questions about U.S. foreign aid to Egypt along with al-Sisi’s human rights record. Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a preview. Continue reading

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    April 2, 2017  

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed a proposal to shut down Rikers Island jail complex that holds 7,500 inmates. The facility, notorious for violence at the hands of guards and among inmates, has been the subject of multiple local and federal investigations. To discuss the feasibility of the plan, Crain’s New York Business reporter Rosa Goldensohn joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2017  

    Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May began the formal process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the 28-nation European Union, nine months after British voters chose to leave the EU. This has the British citizens of Gibraltar, a 3-square-mile sliver of land in southern Spain that’s more than 1,000 miles away from London, worried about effects on travel and trade regulations. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Amy Guttman reports. Continue reading

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    April 2, 2017   BY  

    Among the cache of cuts to the EPA proposed in March under Trump’s 2018 “skinny budget” would be a significant reduction to the Superfund program. Continue reading

  • An opposition supporter holds a placard that reads "No more dictatorship" as she takes part in a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
    April 1, 2017  

    Venezuela’s Supreme Court today reversed a decision to strip the opposition-led congress of legislative power. That original decision had brought protests and criticism from the United Nations along with foreign governments, including the United States. Anatoly Kurmanaev, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas to discuss. Continue reading

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    April 1, 2017  

    In advance of Earth Day on April 22, National Geographic Magazine released its latest edition this week featuring the guide, “Seven Things You Need to Know about Climate Change.” It includes facts from scientists about the causes of climate change and how humans can help mitigate its consequences. For more, the magazine’s editor in chief Susan Goldberg joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • Emergency personnel work the scene of a bridge collapse at I-85 in Atlanta, Georgia
    April 1, 2017   BY  

    A man suspected of starting a fire on March 30 that caused about 180 feet of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 bridge to collapse during rush hour made his first appearance in court on Saturday. Continue reading

  • File photo of a wall marking the boundary of the United Nations buffer zone as seen from the Greek Cypriot-controlled area of central Nicosia
    April 1, 2017  

    Since the mid-1970s, the island of Cyprus has been politically divided between its two main ethnic groups: Greeks and Turks. This conflict has at times brought two members of the NATO military alliance, Greece and Turkey, to the brink of war. But now, analysts see an opportunity for resolution. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Livesay went to Cyprus to the explain the history and the prospects for peace. Continue reading

  • Internet privacy
    March 26, 2017  

    The Senate voted on March 23 to overturn internet privacy rules created to prevent providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from sharing users’ personal information or selling it without permission. While the House has yet to vote on the issue, the Senate vote has worried consumer groups who cite privacy concerns. Recode reporter Tony Romm joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading