The White House says Obama held a joint call Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH’ oh-LAWND’), British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
In our news wrap Wednesday, car bombings targeted against Christian areas of Baghdad killed at least 37 people. In other parts of the world, the weather put a damper on Christmas celebrations with ice storms knocking out power in parts of Eastern Canada and severe flooding in Britain and France. Continue reading
The U.S. and Britain cut off non-lethal aid to Western-backed rebels in Northern Syria after Islamist insurgents seized weapons warehouses in near the Turkish border. Gwen Ifill gets reaction to the decision from Syrian opposition activist Murhaf Jouejati and Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma. Continue reading
As United Nations inspectors wrap up their investigation into alleged chemical arms use by the Assad regime in Syria, U.S. legislators are demanding Congressional approval of any American military action. Jeffrey Brown reports on the state of international debate among European allies Britain, France and Germany. Continue reading
Some stranded travelers in Europe got relief as air traffic resumed over the United Kingdom for the first time in nearly a week. Ray Suarez reports from London on the ongoing aftermath of the volcano’s eruption. Continue reading