Obama's U.S. Carbon Cuts Likely To Win Muted Applause Abroad

President Barack Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, due to be announced on Monday, will win muted applause abroad with some hopes it could help a U.N. deal to fight climate change in 2015. Emerging economies including China and India are likely to be lukewarm because they have often said that Obama's plans for emissions cuts until 2020 - even if fully implemented - are far short of the curbs they say are needed by the rich.

Parents of freed American POW welcome his release

The parents of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, freed from captivity in Afghanistan after five years, say they are proud of their son and that they expect his recovery to take time. Rough cut (no reporter narration)....

NTSB on the Ground of Deadly MA Plane Crash

The NTSB is investigating the fiery plane crash in Massachusetts that claim the life of 7 including the Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner. (June 1)...

Prisoner swap causes row on Capitol Hill

The exchange of five Taliban militants for the freedom of one US soldier has caused a row in the US Congress . The five Guantanamo detainees, who have now been transferred to Qatar, have been described by Republicans as “ high risk people” and the president as “negotiating with terrorists”. It’s something US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has denied: “We didn’t negotiate with terrorists. As I explained before, Sgt Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. That’s a normal process in getting your prisoners back.” Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is now in a US military hospital in Germany after being held for nearly five years in Afghanistan. His delighted parents realise it is going to take time for their son to readjust. “We haven’t called him on the phone,” said Bergdahl’s father Bob. “There is a reason for that and that’s because Bowe has been gone so long, that it is going to be very difficult to come back. It’s like a diver going deep on a dive, and has to stage back up to decompression.” At his home in Idaho locals are waiting to welcome him back. Bergdahl was the only known missing US soldier in the recent Afghan war. Republicans are asking if the prisoner exchange to secure his return has been a price worth paying.

Obama's U.S. Carbon Cuts Likely To Win Muted Applause Abroad

Parents of freed American POW welcome his release

NTSB on the Ground of Deadly MA Plane Crash

Prisoner swap causes row on Capitol Hill

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