At a White House news conference Wednesday alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama said he didn’t foresee “sudden additional changes” to U.S. troop drawdown plans in Afghanistan despite recent incidents stoking anti-American tensions there. Ray Suarez reports on the leaders’ reaffirmed relationship. Continue reading
When American politicians write their memoirs, the strongest emotion they normally evoke is a measure of sympathy for all the trees shredded to convey reams of turgid or evasive prose. Not so for their British counterparts, who settle scores, reveal … Continue reading
New Directions has just put out “Dylan Thomas: The Collected Poems.” It’s a republication of the original edition, as selected by the poet himself, and the introduction is by Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Princeton University.
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is included in the recently republished “Dylan Thomas: Collected Poems” by New Directions, with a new introduction by poet Paul Muldoon. Jeffrey Brown talked to Muldoon last week about Thomas and the collection.
Foreign Secretary William Hague met with Obama administration officials, following speculation that the U.K.’s new governing coalition will be more independent of U.S. policy. Margaret Warner talks to Hague about the newly formed government under Prime Minister David Cameron. Continue reading
The votes are being counted in Britain’s heated national elections, as three parties attempted to claim a majority in Parliament. Margaret Warner gets the latest after the close of the polls from reporter Ned Temko in London. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, record flooding over the weekend is now blamed for 29 deaths in the Southeastern U.S. Also, authorities prepared to close air space over Scotland and Northern Ireland again because of the Icelandic volcano. Continue reading
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the Afghanistan government must wipe out corruption. Margaret Warner reports from Kabul. Continue reading