Hong Kong’s new security law: ‘It’s draconian’ – BBC Newsnight

China has passed a wide-ranging new security law for Hong Kong which makes it easier to punish protesters and reduces the city’s autonomy. Critics have called it “the end of Hong Kong” – so what do we know? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F People in Hong Kong could face life in jail for breaking … Read more Hong Kong’s new security law: ‘It’s draconian’ – BBC Newsnight

President Putin: President for life? BBC Newsnight

Russia has begun voting on constitutional reforms that could allow President Putin to serve until 2036. So what would another decade and a half of Putinism mean for Russia – and for us? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Russians head to the polls tomorrow to vote on whether to change the constitution. The result? … Read more President Putin: President for life? BBC Newsnight

Coronavirus: How is Italy coping now? – BBC Newsnight

Hospitals are quieter and shops and cafes are tentatively re-opening. Italy is trying to get back to some kind of normality. But how has the #Covid19 pandemic affected front line workers? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The story of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak starts here. On 20 February, there were no known cases of Covid-19 … Read more Coronavirus: How is Italy coping now? – BBC Newsnight

Coronavirus: Is the relationship between China and the West changing? – BBC Newsnight

Is anyone willing to stand up to one of the world’s most powerful nations? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F President Trump blamed China for trying to cover up the coronavirus outbreak and has accused the World Health Organisation of failing to hold Beijing to account. But, China’s President, Xi Jinping, has defended his country’s … Read more Coronavirus: Is the relationship between China and the West changing? – BBC Newsnight

Sweden rejects lockdown in its coronavirus fight – BBC Newsnight

Swathes of the world have gone on some form of lockdown to fight coronavirus, but in Sweden they are still open for business. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Over 100 countries have issued a full or partial lockdown as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic. But one nation has taken the unusual step of … Read more Sweden rejects lockdown in its coronavirus fight – BBC Newsnight

Coronavirus: Inside Europe’s ground zero – BBC Newsnight

Newsnight has been given exclusive access to Lodi hospital in Lombardy, Italy – the European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Newsnight has been given exclusive access to the hospital at the centre of Italy’s coronavirus epidemic. Filmmakers Francesca Sironi and Alberto Gottardo spent a day inside Lodi hospital in … Read more Coronavirus: Inside Europe’s ground zero – BBC Newsnight

What is the UK’s coronavirus ‘exit strategy’? – BBC Newsnight

What is the UK’s ‘exit strategy’ for bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control? And how does it differ from Sweden’s approach to Covid-19? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, has warned that lengthy coronavirus shutdown measures could result in “rebellion” if they are enforced … Read more What is the UK’s coronavirus ‘exit strategy’? – BBC Newsnight

Coronavirus Italy: ‘He stayed two days in the hospital and then he died’ – BBC Newsnight

Umberto Falchetti, who for many years was the guiding force at car parts supplier MTA in Italy, died after a short battle with coronavirus. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F MTA, short for Meccanotecnica Codognese, makes electronic and electromechanical components supplied to BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PSA Group and Renault. The company was founded in … Read more Coronavirus Italy: ‘He stayed two days in the hospital and then he died’ – BBC Newsnight

New Migrant Crisis: Tensions rise in Lesbos as more migrants arrive – BBC Newsnight

On the Greek island of Lesbos, just a few miles from the Turkish coast, there has been a fresh wave of migrant arrivals that some villagers, fishermen, hoteliers and shopkeepers fear might affect community relations on the island. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The island of 86,000 people already houses 20,000 migrants. Turkey’s decision … Read more New Migrant Crisis: Tensions rise in Lesbos as more migrants arrive – BBC Newsnight

New migrant crisis: Thousands reach Greek border – BBC Newsnight

Thousands of migrants searched for ways to get across Greece‘s border with Turkey, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts to get help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Is this the beginning of a new migrant crisis? International Editor Gabriel Gatehouse … Read more New migrant crisis: Thousands reach Greek border – BBC Newsnight

Is climate legislation putting the UK at an economic disadvantage? – BBC Newsnight

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport face an uncertain future after the Court of Appeal said the government’s decision to allow it was unlawful. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The verdict does not put an end to the plans, however. The judges said a third runway may be able to go ahead … Read more Is climate legislation putting the UK at an economic disadvantage? – BBC Newsnight

Is the Amazon rainforest beyond saving? – BBC Newsnight

For decades, scientists have warned of an ‘Amazon tipping-point’: the point at which the forest loses its ability to renew itself and begins to emit more carbon than it absorbs. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F A ten year study suggests that the rainforest – a vital carbon sink that slows the pace of global … Read more Is the Amazon rainforest beyond saving? – BBC Newsnight

Climate change: ‘My last chance to save the Amazon rainforest’ – BBC Newsnight

Newsnight was given rare access to a once-in-a-generation meeting of indigenous groups trying to save the Amazon. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The number of fires in the Amazon rose by a third last year, according to the latest figures released this month. Environmental campaigners and indigenous groups have warned that the policies of … Read more Climate change: ‘My last chance to save the Amazon rainforest’ – BBC Newsnight

Hong Kong protests: The battle of PolyU – BBC Newsnight

Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus has become the latest battleground for long-running anti-government protests. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The violence is some of the worst seen during months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The protests started over a controversial extradition bill, and have now evolved into broader anti-government demonstrations. China has … Read more Hong Kong protests: The battle of PolyU – BBC Newsnight

Hong Kong: Violent standoff between police and students – BBC Newsnight

Anti-government protests in Hong Kong have spread to the territory’s universities. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Hong Kong’s protests started in June 2019 against plans to allow extradition to mainland China. Critics feared this could undermine judicial independence and endanger dissidents. Until 1997, Hong Kong was ruled by Britain as a colony but then … Read more Hong Kong: Violent standoff between police and students – BBC Newsnight