FROM Harvey Morris
UN Debates No-Fly Zone as Gadhafi Beats Down Rebels The Obama Administration has done an about-face on support for rebels in Libya. Tonight at the UN, it was expected that the Security Council would approve a resolution calling on the international community to stop Moammar Gadhafi from seizing Benghazi, the rebel stronghold, by force.
UN Debates No-Fly Zone as Gadhafi Beats Down Rebels As Colonel Moammar Gadhafi's forces get closer to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, the US is now backing international intervention, but the UN Security Council has yet to agree. We hear from reporters travelling in northern Japan and from Libya, as well as different opinions about the wisdom of intervention.
Obama Makes His Fourth Trip to the Gulf since Oil Spill President Obama is back on the Gulf Coast today for the fourth time since the oil spill, and he’ll address the nation about it tomorrow night. Meantime, the pressure continues on BP . Harvey Morris is in Houston for the Financial Times .
President Obama at the UN President Obama told the UN today that "misperceptions" have led to what he called "an almost reflexive anti-Americanism," which he said, "too often has served as an excuse for…collective inaction." He said all nations must take "responsibility for a global response to global challenges…"
Obama Formally Addresses the 64th UN General Assembly In New York today the United Nations opened another session , and more than 120 national leaders heard President Obama's first address to the General Assembly. Obama told the UN that "misperceptions" have led to "an almost reflexive anti-Americanism," which he said, "too often has served as an excuse for…collective inaction." He said all nations must take "responsibility for a global response to global challenges." The President described his differences from the Bush Administration, and laid out "four pillars" of foreign policy. The leaders of Russia and China will also take center-stage, and crowds outside will protest Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. We hear what Obama said about Iran and North Korea, Middle East peace, and the responsibilities of all nations. We also hear how they're responding.
Pakistan's President Visits the UN An unmanned American drone has crashed in Pakistan, where anger rages over this weekend's terrorist bombing and the Army is battling militants. This weekend's massive explosion that killed 53 people at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel has increased fears of terrorism. President Asif Ali Zardari is known to believe that US intervention is making things worse. Yesterday, he met with President Bush in New York. We hear from the UN and from Islamabad.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.
Concern deepens amid Trump's controversies President Trump delivered today's commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. As he praised the accomplishments of the graduates, he listed some of his own… and made reference to reports that he leaked intelligence to the Russians and tried to shut down an FBI Investigation into his associates.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.