FROM James Blitz
Iran Touts Nuclear Advances, Threatens to Cut European Oil Exports Iran today announced some advances in its nuclear program, in defiance of international pressure. But it also responded for the first time in five months to demands that it return to talks with the Western powers. James Blitz is defense and diplomatic editor for the Financial Times .
World Leaders and Libyan Rebels Gather in Paris As Libya's new leaders met for the first time with an international conference in Paris, a defiant voice-message, apparently from Moammar Gadhafi, was broadcast by a TV station in Syria. James Blitz is in Paris for the Financial Times .
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.