FROM James Marson
Russian Convoy Crosses into Ukraine, Violating Agreement More than 100 Russian trucks crossed into Ukraine today—part of the “humanitarian convoy” that’s been waiting at the border for several days. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office called it “a flagrant violation of international law.” We hear from Rear Admiral John Kirby, spokesman for the Pentagon.
Ukraine Government Says It "Destroyed" Part of Russian Convoy President Petro Poroshenko says his Ukrainian artillery destroyed a Russian military convoy last night as it was crossing the border. British reporters say they saw about 20 vehicles, but there’s no other confirmation of Poroshenko’s claim. James Marson is Deputy Moscow Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.
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.
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?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.