Nick Childs appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
U.S. Special Forces rescued two hostages in Somalia, including one American, who were being held by pirates. The Navy Seal team was the same the killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. President Obama says the mission reasserts the United States will stand against threats to its people. Nick Childs, world affairs correspondent for our partner the BBC, joins us for an update on the situation.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Gen. Abdel Fattah Younis, Libya's rebel military chief of staff, was shot and killed this morning along with two other commanders on their return trip to Benghazi from Port Brega. Suspicions surrounding the deaths are numerous, but the identity and motives of the gunmen have yet to be revealed. Gen. Younis defected in February to the rebel military after years of working under Gaddafi's regime as Libya's interior minister. Doubts concerning his loyalty to the rebel cause were numerous.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Talks are underway in Qatar to try to establish a way forward for Libya, where fighting continues. Col. Gadhafi continues his attacks, while NATO has stepped in to help the rebel forces. NATO will remain in the country until the departure of Gadhafi. However, who will lead the country? Benjamin Barber is a senior fellow at Demos in New York and author of "Strong Democracy" and "Jihad vs. McWorld." He says that Gadhafi's son, Saif Gadhafi may need to play a role in the government. The BBC's Nick Childs reports on the meeting in Qatar.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
From Madrid to Brussels to Dublin to Paris, workers all over the European Union are taking to the streets today in a mass day of action. Hundreds of thousands of European workers are protesting a wide range of austerity measures proposed by their own governments—like spending cuts in Britain and increasing the retirement age in France. The BBC's Nick Childs is in the thick of the protests in Brussels. He reports on what may be the beginning of Europe's winter of discontent.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Travellers caught up in the air transport chaos in Europe caused by a cloud of volcanic ash from an Icelandic volcano are going to extraordinary measures to get home. British travelers trying to get to the U.K. will soon get help from an unlikely source: The British Government has announced that two major war ships will come to the rescue for stranded British nationals in Spain.