FROM Annie Gowen
Caste Protests in India Leave Millions without Water The world's largest democracy is still ruled in many ways by the ancient system that divides one caste from another. That's what has led to the cutting off of water supply to some ten million people for the past three days in the capital city of Delhi. Annie Gowen is India Bureau Chief for the Washington Post .
Russian Tanks Cross Ukrainian Border on Eve of Presidential Meeting At least ten tanks, two armored vehicles and two trucks flying the flag of pro-Russian rebels opened a new front in Ukraine, crossing the border from Russia into a previously peaceful part of Eastern Ukraine.
Violence in Iraq Surges with Multiple Coordinated Bombings In Iraq, the most violent day of this year has killed at least 60 people and wounded hundreds more. Coordinated attacks struck all over the country, except in Kurdistan, apparently directed at security forces in places controlled by both Sunnis and Shiites. Reporter Annie Gowen is based in Baghdad for the Washington Post .
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.