Jonathan Rugman's beat includes foreign policy, terrorism and international development.
Jonathan Rugman is Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News. He has reported from the revolutions and uprisings in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Bahrain and has covered stories as diverse as Somalia's famine, the eurozone crisis and the Haiti earthquake. He was previously the programme's Washington correspondent and Business Correspondent and his reporting from North America, the UK, Asia and Africa has won several awards. Jonathan joined Channel 4 News in 1999. He is the author of "Ataturk's Children: Turkey and the Kurds" and previously worked as Turkey correspondent for the BBC and The Guardian.
It was meant to be a trip focused on Middle East security, as Donald Trump arrived in Israel claiming a rare opportunity to create a future of harmony and peace. But almost inevitably, his visit was overshadowed by controversy, as the President insisted he had “never mentioned the word or name Israel” during his Oval…
President Trump heads to Saudi Arabia tomorrow for a weekend summit with more than fifty Arab and Muslim leaders.
Promising more pragmatism in their relationship, and a roadmap to reform the EU, the new French President Emmanuel Macron has been holding talks with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, just a day after he was sworn into office.
Whilst Emmanuel Macron won a very decisive victory, his achievement was tempered by the success of the National Front. His opponent Marine Le Pen scored a record result for a far-right party, with more than a third of those who voted backing her.
The two candidates – Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron offer a vision for France and for Europe that could not be more different: to put it bluntly, the run off in France mirrors the political battle of our age between globalisation and nationalism.
Election regulators in France are investigating claims of a “massive and co-ordinated” hack targeting frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.
In France, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen has said whether or not her party wins Sunday’s election, “we changed everything”. Despite lagging over 20 points behind centrist Emmanuel Macron in the polls, the National Front candidate claimed she had won an “ideological victory.”
Joining us now is the local campaign coordinator for the area, Jeremy Brunot.
In defence of liberal values: Barack Obama has made a last minute intervention in the French election to support centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron – saying he was spreading hope not fear.
In France, voters are bracing themselves for the final TV debate between Front National’s Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron tonight, ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.
The key to Ms Le Pen’s success so far has been her anti-immigrant, anti-globalisation platform and her stand against the French establishment. Today she accused mainstream parties of trying to keep her out of power.
Two candidates want France to exit the Euro – if not the whole EU. Given what’s at stake, turnout is expected to be around 80 per cent – slightly higher than last time. Because of the state of emergency and the terror alert, tens of thousands of troops have been deployed all over the country.
In Paris there’s been increased security and a tense atmosphere following Thursday’s shooting incident. One security alert at the Gare du Nord led to the train stations closure and delays to rail services.
Tens of thousands of police officers and elite special forces are being deployed across France after last night’s shooting, the authorities determined not to let Sunday’s Presidential elections be disrupted.
In Turkey, last weekend’s poll ended in victory for President Erdogan by the narrowest of margins. Dozens of opposition activists, who accuse him of rigging the contest, have been arrested, adding to fears of a wider crackdown.