• 12 Aug 2017

    Dr John Nilsson-Wright, senior research fellow for north east Asia at Chatham House, says the North Koreans will believe Trump is ‘bluffing’ when it comes to seeing through his military threats.

  • 11 Aug 2017

    President Trump has warned – in a tweet – that military solutions are locked and loaded “should North Korea act unwisely”. His latest comment comes ten days before the annual U.S. / South Korean military exercises in the region begin, exercises that always bring strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures.   On the U.S. territory…

  • 25 Jul 2017

    “You’re probably right.” That’s the answer Donald Trump’s new communications chief gave when asked whether the President wants his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. Such is the precariousness of Mr Sessions’ position tonight, with his boss tweeting about how weak he is. The White House dysfunction is distracting lawmakers from another crucial issue –…

  • 19 Jul 2017

    He moved seats during a dinner at the G20 to sit next to Vladimir Putin. But what Donald Trump talked about with the Russian leader in this hitherto undisclosed meeting, we shall probably never know. The only other person present was a Russian translator. Mr Trump called the media speculation about the meeting “sick”.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    In Syria, tensions have once again escalated after American forces brought down a Syrian government jet near the contested city of Raqqa. Moscow, which backs the Assad regime, has retaliated by suspending an agreement with Washington, aimed at avoiding clashes and says it will in future regard US planes as potential targets.

  • 25 May 2017

    Amid leaks of information relating to the Manchester attacks, we discuss what might be done with Michael Scheuer the former chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden tracking unit. And with Hugh Orde, the former President of the Association of Chief Police Officers who spent nearly a decade as Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable.

  • 25 May 2017

    The police themselves have been angered by the behaviour of their US colleagues after yet more information from the Manchester investigation was leaked to the American media. Speaking at the Nato summit in Brussels, President Trump promised to prosecute whoever was responsible. That’s before he chastised an assembled group of Nato leaders for not paying…

  • 16 May 2017

    A defiant Donald Trump has insisted he was perfectly within his rights to share “information pertaining to terror” with the Russians. After aides last night scrambled to deny any classified information had been revealed, today the President declared his meeting with Russia’s foreign minister had been “very, very successful”.

  • 3 Mar 2017

    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.

  • 9 Jan 2017

    To the United States now, where Donald Trump has got himself embroiled in another Twitter storm, this time with a Hollywood superstar.

  • 6 Jan 2017

    There are reports tonight from Fort Lauderdale in Florida that say several people have been killed in a shooting incident at the airport.

  • 12 Dec 2016

    The row over alleged Russian “interference” in the US presidential elections is showing no sign of abating. While Barack Obama has ordered a full investigation, a call that is backed by a bi-partisan group of senators, President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the claims as “ridiculous”.

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Jon Snow interviews journalist Rania Abouzeid, who has reported extensively on the Syrian conflict, former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, and Dr David Nott, a British surgeon who has been working with medical teams to save the lives of the seriously wounded in Aleppo.

  • 30 Nov 2016

    To Cuba now, where the funeral cortege carrying the ashes of the island’s former president, Fidel Castro, has set off on a four-day journey from Havana to the south-eastern city of Santiago, where he proclaimed the success of his revolution in 1959 and where his funeral will take place on Sunday.

  • 28 Nov 2016

    Thousands of Cubans are gathering in central Havana for a two-day ceremony to commemorate Fidel Castro before his remains are carried across the country to Santiago, where the revolution was born.