FROM Ian Austen
Canada's Liberal New Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau Politics in Canada are undergoing a major transformation with yesterday's upset election of Justin Trudeau , son of the former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. A Liberal, he's a stark contrast to long-time Conservative Stephen Harper. But, in victory, Trudeau downplayed their differences, reminding everyone, "As I've said many times over the course of this campaign, conservatives are not our enemies. They're our neighbors." Ian Austen, who reports from Canada for the New York Times , joins us from Ottawa.
A Day After Terror Strikes Canadian Capital Ottawa, Canada’s capitol city, is trying to get back to normal after yesterday’s deadly shooting that shut down both public agencies and private businesses for many hours. Prime Minister Stephen Harper opened Parliament today with a call for unity from otherwise partisan politicians. "We may sit across the aisle from one another,” Harper said, “But when faced with attacks on the country we all love and the things we all stand for, I know we will always stand together." Ian Austen is in Ottawa for the New York Times.
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.
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?
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'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.