This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The international economy's reaction to the worsening economic crisis in Russia reported. Stock Market Report.
(Moscow: Jill Dougherty) The economic situation in Russia as the ruble continues to spiral down and the resulting political vacuum reviewed; details given of rumors that President Boris Yeltsin has given up power. [POLITICIAN - (thru translator) says Yeltsin must be ill.] [Former national security adviser Alexander LEBED - (thru translator) says Yeltsin will cling to power.] Efforts by acting Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin to come up with a crisis plan noted. Views of two Russian people reviewed. Draft law considering what would happen were a president to step down outlined.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The reaction of the already shaky Asian markets to the Russian financial crisis reviewed; drops on the Japan market noted.
(New York: Susan Lisovicz) The financial and political implications of Russia's faltering economy for the world market examined. [Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Russia specialist Eric FINE - says Yeltsin has been devalued by the currency devaluation.] [Merrill Lynch market strategist Richard BERNSTEIN - assesses Wall Street's reactions.] Japan's biggest recession in decades noted.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Arrival in the United States of Yemeni Mohamed Rashid Daoud al-'Owhali, aka Khalid Salim, a suspect in the Kenya embassy bombing reported; scenes shown of the Nairobi embassy damaged on August 7. [Attorney General Janet RENO - says al-'Owhali will be charged with the Nairobi bombing.]
(New York: Tony Clark) The charges outlined against Salim while Mohammed Saddiq Odeh is also being brought to the United States reviewed; courtroom sketches shown. Security precautions being taken around the New York City courthouse noted. (Artist: Christine Cornell)
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Statement from Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi that he will turn over two suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 if certain conditions are met reported. [KADHAFI - (with transcription on screen) questions the intentions of the United States and United Kingdom because they always hinder solutions to this problem.] December 1988 plane wreckage in Lockerbie, Scotland, shown.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Clarification of the position of Scott Ritter, the UN weapons inspector for Iraq, who resigned yesterday, reviewed.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with former national security assistant Brent Scowcroft about the crisis in Russia. [SCOWCROFT - says basically President Boris Yeltsin is not in charge in Russia; guesses that the markets would recover if Yeltsin were to resign, but there is no one else to take over; says the firing of the Sergei Kiriyenko cabinet indicates a step back from reform; says acting Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin is most comfortable with the old bosses, who are not reformers; notes that it is unfortunate that the Yeltsin-President Clinton summit is taking place at this time.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The route of still dangerous Tropical Storm Bonnie updated; scenes shown of rain in Morehead, North Carolina and flooding in Washington, North Carolina.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The continued battle in China against flooding updated; scenes shown from Heilongjiang Province, China.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Floods in Japan from a tropical storm reported; scenes shown from Nasu.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Mudslides in Guatemala reported; scenes shown from Las Graditas.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Edinburgh, Scotland: Matthew Chance) Scotland's development of the most advanced bionic arm featured; scenes shown of the device at work that contains a motorized shoulder. [Arm user Campbell AIRD - explains what the device can do.] [Research director David GOW - says more complex limbs can be developed.]