FROM John Prideaux
Iranian TV Airs Footage of Captured British Sailors Fifteen British sailors and marines have been shown on Iranian State TV, including the one woman, who says British boats "trespassed" on Iranian waters before she and her comrades were seized last Friday by Iranian forces. The British government has released photographs it claims prove their boat was on the Iraqi side of the line. John Prideaux is Political Correspondent for the Economist .
Prime Minister Tony Blair to Quit within a Year President Bush's international ally in the war in Iraq has been Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, but yesterday eight members of Blair's own government resigned, and today Blair confirmed that he too will resign some time in the next year.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.