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 .
'Do-or-die' time on healthcare bill President Trump has demanded a House vote today on replacing Obamacare…whatever the details might be. Despite his campaign promise that nobody would lose health insurance, that's possible for 24 million people if he were finally to sign this bill into law.
Further revelations into Russian involvement in 2016 election Last week's failure to "repeal and replace" Obamacare was an early setback for the Trump Administration. There may be long-term danger of a different kind in multiple investigations into ties with Russia among campaign workers, the White House staff and the Chief Executive himself. We look as some of the threads they're following.
Trump, Russia and rabbit holes Conservatives are now joining liberal critics of President Trump by demanding to know about his administration’s ties to Russia. We hear about Washington latest political flap and possible unintended consequence.