Gordon Brown


Deployed in Afghanistan

Britain will send 500 more forces personnel to Afghanistan but only if key conditions are met says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. We speak with two veterans of the war in Afghanistan � one British, and one American in today's show.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for a place in the world where G20 identifies not an economic summit, but a zip code. The answer is Maryhill, part of the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Business, Finance & Economics

Disgraced British bank chief won't give up pension

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is threatening legal action against the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Fred Goodwin, to get back part of a multi-million dollar pension payout he gained despite nearly running the bank into the ground. Goodwin's recently bailed-out bank reported losses of nearly 35 billion dollars -- the largest loss in British corporate history. The World's Laura Lynch has the latest.


Mugabe lashes out at Britain

The World's Matthew Bell reports that Zimbabwe's embattled president Robert Mugabe is showing no signs of compromise, and today, during his first major public speech since the disputed March 29th elections


McCain imagines the future

Republican presidential contender says that -- if elected -- he'd hold a British-style question and answer sessions with Congress, and Anchor Lisa Mullins offers a reminder of how chaotic those sessions can be in the British parliament.

Business, Finance & Economics

Overseas bailout

As the U.S. bailout plan stumbles on Capitol Hill, European banks are suffering from their exposure to the U.S. crisis. The World's Laura Lynch reports that governments in Europe have had to intervene with bailouts of their own.