FROM Vikram Dodd
Terror Suspects Extradited to US After four years of hearings, the European Court of Human Rights ruled today that Abu Hamza may be extradited from Britain to the United States. This country has promised — in writing — not to try him and four others in military tribunals or to subject them to the death penalty. Vikram Dodd is senior reporter for the Guardian newspaper in the UK.
Five Britons Sentenced for Life for Bomb Plot At the Old Bailey in London today, five British men were jailed for life after being found guilty of plotting to set off massive explosions around the country. The ringleader was arrested in 2004, and after today's verdicts, it was revealed that he had been under surveillance with two of the suicide bombers who struck London in July of last year. Vikram Dodd is Senior Reporter for the Guardian in London.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.