(Democracy Now! 0752 PT, May 13, 2011) As news is developing from Yemen this morning, Democracy Now! interviews Iona Craig, a Times of London correspondent, based in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets today for what organizers have called the "Friday of Decisiveness."
The marches are taking place days after Yemeni forces opened fire on demonstrators. The death toll from weeks of protests has surpassed 160. The violence comes as Qatar has pulled out of international talks on a deal that would see Saleh voluntarily resign.
(Press TV London: 1528 PT, May 9, 2011) After their historic election win, Scotland's nationalists are preparing the ground for a referendum on independence. After stunning their critics by securing a majority in the Scottish parliament -- under an electoral system designed to prevent majorities -- the Scottish National Party says it hopes to ask Scotland's public within the next four years whether or not to seperate from the United Kingdom.
(Press TV London: 0252 PT, May 4, 2011) British voters will go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether to change their voting system. Opponents of the "first past the post" system say it ensures only the big parties dominate British politics, while supporters say it delivers clear election results and strong governments. Roshan Muhammed Salih reports from London.
(Al Jazeera English: 0726 PST, March 29, 2011) World leaders have met at a summit in London to discuss the ongoing conflict in Libya, and possible outlooks both for the military intervention, and humanitarian and development aid going forward.
Here are excerpts from comments made by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, and Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
(ITN News: 0037 PST, March 29, 2011) President Obama appears on US television to defend the military action being taken in Libya.
(Democracy Now! 0821 PST, March 28, 2011) As many as 500,000 protesters marched in London on Saturday to protest Britain's deepest cuts to public spending since World War II. The protests come after UK officials estimated corporate taxes would be reduced even as it tackles a $235-billion deficit and plans to cut more than 300,000 public sector jobs.
Democracy Now! interviews British journalist Johann Hari who writes for The Independent of London and Allison Kilkenny of Citizen Radio in New York.
(Channel 4 News: 1408 PST, March 26, 2011) As hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against government spending cuts in London on Saturday, clashes broke out between police and protesters.