FROM Daniel Dombey
Turkey Appears to Give In on Aid to Kurdish Fighters After weeks of resisting any military role in the Syrian war, Turkey will allow Kurdish forces to cross its border and fight the so-called Islamic State in the besieged town of Kobane. Last night, the US dropped tons of arms, ammunition and medical supplies to the Kurds. Daniel Dombey is based in Ankara, the Turkish capitol, for the Financial Times.
Riot Police Break Up Turkey's May Day Protests May Day in Istanbul, a city of 14 million people almost shut down today. Thousands of protesters were met with water canons and tear gas, but there was celebration mixed with the protest. Daniel Dombey is correspondent in Turkey for the Financial Times .
Riot Police Push Back against Protestors in Istanbul Turkish riot police have moved into Taksim Square in central Istanbul today. That's at the heart of ten days of anti-government protests. They're firing tear gas and water cannons at protestors armed with rocks and fireworks. Daniel Dombey is Turkey correspondent for the Financial Times .
More Talk of Dialogue with Iran before the G-8 At a news conference at the White house today, President Bush conceded , "It's been a tough month in Afghanistan." He was asked about speculation that Israel might attack Iran. The President leaves this weekend for the G-8 summit in Japan. At the Pentagon, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, also addressed the issue of a possible attack by Israel on Iran. Daniel Dombey reports from the White House for the Financial Times .
In London, Bush Gets Agreement on Tougher Sanctions on Iran In London today, after talks with President Bush, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Britain will freeze the assets of the biggest bank in Iran . He also promised to increase British troops in Afghanistan. Daniel Dombey is the diplomatic correspondent for the Financial Times .
Iran Refuses to Release Sailor, UK Appeals to Security Council Iran has cancelled the release of Faye Turney, the one woman among 15 British marines and sailors seized a week ago by Iran, as Britain tries to mobilize world opinion against their capture. A spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair says, "What is important is that Iran knows that it is isolated " on the issue of seizing British marines and sailors in the Persian Gulf. We get an update on the escalating international incident from Daniel Dombey of Financial Times and Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times .
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.