FROM Daniel Dombey
Turkey Appears to Give In on Aid to Kurdish Fighters After weeks of resisting any military role in the Syrian war, Turkey will allow Kurdish forces to cross its border and fight the so-called Islamic State in the besieged town of Kobane. Last night, the US dropped tons of arms, ammunition and medical supplies to the Kurds. Daniel Dombey is based in Ankara, the Turkish capitol, for the Financial Times.
Riot Police Break Up Turkey's May Day Protests May Day in Istanbul, a city of 14 million people almost shut down today. Thousands of protesters were met with water canons and tear gas, but there was celebration mixed with the protest. Daniel Dombey is correspondent in Turkey for the Financial Times .
Riot Police Push Back against Protestors in Istanbul Turkish riot police have moved into Taksim Square in central Istanbul today. That's at the heart of ten days of anti-government protests. They're firing tear gas and water cannons at protestors armed with rocks and fireworks. Daniel Dombey is Turkey correspondent for the Financial Times .
More Talk of Dialogue with Iran before the G-8 At a news conference at the White house today, President Bush conceded , "It's been a tough month in Afghanistan." He was asked about speculation that Israel might attack Iran. The President leaves this weekend for the G-8 summit in Japan. At the Pentagon, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, also addressed the issue of a possible attack by Israel on Iran. Daniel Dombey reports from the White House for the Financial Times .
In London, Bush Gets Agreement on Tougher Sanctions on Iran In London today, after talks with President Bush, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Britain will freeze the assets of the biggest bank in Iran . He also promised to increase British troops in Afghanistan. Daniel Dombey is the diplomatic correspondent for the Financial Times .
Iran Refuses to Release Sailor, UK Appeals to Security Council Iran has cancelled the release of Faye Turney, the one woman among 15 British marines and sailors seized a week ago by Iran, as Britain tries to mobilize world opinion against their capture. A spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair says, "What is important is that Iran knows that it is isolated " on the issue of seizing British marines and sailors in the Persian Gulf. We get an update on the escalating international incident from Daniel Dombey of Financial Times and Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times .
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.