Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News' International Editor and the author of 'Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution'.
In recent years she has covered the early weeks of the Trump administration, conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, terror attacks in Europe and the journeys of refugees. Previously she reported the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 2011 she was an eyewitness to the Arab Spring uprisings in Libya, Egypt and Bahrain. She has reported extensively from Iran and Zimbabwe, and was Channel 4 News China Correspondent from 2006 to 2008. During the 2004 US assault on Falluja, she was embedded with a frontline marine unit, and in 1994, was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide started.
She has been Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year, and won the Charles Wheeler Award and the James Cameron Award as well as recognition from the One World Broadcasting Trust, Amnesty International and BAFTA.
Her writing has been featured in the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Observer and Granta, among other publications. She is currently writing a biography of the late war correspondent, Marie Colvin. Before becoming a journalist, she was an aid worker, first with OXFAM in Latin America and then with UNICEF in Africa.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met the far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin, and insisted – yes, insisted – that Moscow had no intention of interfering in the French elections.
Across Westminster, as the attack took place, horrified eyewitnesses fled in shock at what they had seen.
The ‘Patriotic Spring’ promised by the Dutch anti-immigrant firebrand, Geert Wilders, has failed to flower, as the Netherlands handed election victory to the party of sitting Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He will now try to form a ruling coalition. European leaders applauded the result, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called it ‘a good…
The polls will close in just under 20 minutes across the Netherlands, in a race that’s pitted the centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte against the populist, anti-immigrant Geert Wilders.
The Turkish President has blamed the Netherlands for the massacre by Serbs of 7,000 Bosnian boys and men in Srebrenica two decades ago, escalating a row between the two countries.
Brexit isn’t Europe’s only headache, as tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands spread beyond their borders. In the last hour, Turkey’s President Erdogan has weighed in again, declaring his ministers will apply to the European human rights court after they were banned from entering the Netherlands to hold rallies.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has been meeting the Turkish President in Moscow, before an expected attempt to oust militant Islamic State fighters from the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has begun a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
US-backed Syrian fighters say they’ve cut the main road south from the city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the extremist Islamic State group.
Donald Trump has leapt to the defence of his embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling him an “honest man”. Democrats claim Mr Sessions lied under oath by claiming he’d had no contacts with the Russians during the election campaign, when he had actually met with the Russian ambassador.
Donald Trump’s 77 minute press conference last night has been described as unprecedented. Unhinged. Or, according to his chief of staff a “fantastic job”. And jobs, specifically American ones – are at the centre of Mr Trump’s speech tonight in Charleston, South Carolina.
President Trump has been hitting out at what he called the ‘dishonest’ media – claiming that despite reports of chaos, his administration is running like a ‘fine tuned machine’. In a long and at times subdued press conference, Mr Trump also repeatedly defended his election victory.
There was plenty more from that Donald Trump press conference with the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, the US leader appearing to move away from America’s longstanding commitment to a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.
The EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini, went to Washington to meet the Trump administration. Potentially tricky talks, with the new president’s support for the European Union in doubt. Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is in Washington.
The Trump administration is to return to court later to seek to reinstate its ban on travellers from seven, mainly-Muslim, countries.The restrictions had been lifted by judges at the weekend and some families have managed to fly into the US today.