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.
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?
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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.