NewsHour Weekend

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections campaigns in Torgau
    September 23, 2017  

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision in 2015 to admit more than a million migrants and refugees into the country has come to define this year’s election. While Merkel is the leading candidate for what would be her fourth term, critics say her humanitarian policies might have opened a window for far-right, populist politics to gain a seat in Parliament for the first time since World War II. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2017  

    In June, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would quit the Paris climate change accord, in which 195 nations agreed to voluntary steps to reduce emissions of gases that cause global warming. Strong opposition to the move came from U.S. companies now pledging to reduce their use of fossil fuels. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Stephanie Sy reports. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2017  

    ProPublica reported this week that Facebook advertisers were able to target ads to “Jew-haters” and other users who belonged to anti-Semitic groups. This follows a recent announcement by the company that Russian propagandists had bought thousands of ads on the platform during the presidential election. Julia Angwin, who co-reported the story for ProPublica, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2017  

    The United Nations General Assembly begins this week in New York, and on Tuesday President Donald Trump will deliver his first speech to the international body. In the past, Trump has accused the U.N. of “weakness and incompetence” while threatening to cut U.S. funding. David Nakamura, who covers the White House for the Washington Post, joins Megan Thompson for more on what to expect. Continue reading

  • trump projections
    September 17, 2017   BY  

    Artists and activists are using projections as a method of protest, backed by cheaper technology and buoyed by protests against the Trump administration. Continue reading

  • federal court
    September 16, 2017  

    Over the past few years, Islamic State operatives or sympathizers have carried out attacks on civilians around the world, and U.S. federal prosecutors have brought ISIS-related terrorism charges in 135 cases. This week, the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School released a report on those cases. Karen Greenberg, the center’s director, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on their findings. Continue reading

  • Rohingya refugees
    September 16, 2017  

    About 400,000 Rohingya, members of a Muslim minority group, have fled majority-Buddhist Myanmar into Bangladesh during the last month. The wave began when Myanmar’s military cracked down on an armed resistance by the Rohingya minority, who have long been persecuted there. Antoni Slodkowski, Reuters’ Myanmar bureau chief, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • Okinawa, u.s. military
    September 16, 2017  

    Okinawa has hosted the most American troops in Japan since after World War II, when the U.S. agreed to protect a demilitarized Japan. Though the island is strategically located to respond to threats from North Korea or China, most Okinawa residents consider the U.S. military presence disruptive and hindering economic development. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman reports. Continue reading

  • Library of Congress immigration
    September 16, 2017   BY  

    The definition of “white” has changed over time, but historians say it has always influenced immigration policy in the United States. Continue reading

  • Police officers stand behind cordon tape near a property that was searched after an explosion on a London Underground train, in Sunbury-on-Thames
    September 16, 2017   BY  

    British authorities combed a London suburb on Saturday after the arrest of an 18-year-old man suspected of ties to a bombing on the city’s subway a day earlier.
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