FROM Elisabeth Byrs
Pondering the Right to Protect at the UN The death toll from Cyclone Nargis is still rising. Today Myanmar, formerly Burma, agreed to open its doors to medical teams from ten neighboring countries. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help distribute foreign aid , but the United Nations staff is still barred from the Irawaddy Delta, where it says conditions are "terrible." Elisabeth Byrs speaks for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva.
Relief Is Slow to Reach Myanmar In Myanmar, formerly Burma, corpses are floating in the flood waters in the aftermath of Saturday's cyclone. But a massive international aid effort is reportedly still being held back by the country's military rulers. Elisabeth Byrs speaks for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.
House Republicans release their Obamacare replacement As two House committees take up "repeal and replacement" of "Obamacare," there may be life left in the Affordable Care Act after all. Even Republicans are divided, and proposed changes won't make good on President Trump's promise to provide "health insurance for everybody."
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.