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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.