FROM Pritha Sarkar
Jailing of Pakistani Cricketers Brings Shame to Pakistan If Shaquille O'Neal went to jail for fixing a basketball game, it would make headlines in the US. In Pakistan, the conviction of three star players for cheating at cricket has created a sense of national shame. Although the details of cricket will have to remain unexplained, suffice it to say that when three Pakistani heroes were convicted of conspiracy to cheat and accept corrupt payments, former colleagues said they "deserved no mercy" for "shaming Pakistan cricket." Today, they and an agent were sentenced to terms ranging from 18 months to four years by a court in London. Pritha Sarkar is sports correspondent for Reuters .
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
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.
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.