British PM, Eyeing Re-Election, Rules Out Possible Third Term
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will not seek a third term at 10 Downing Street if his Conservative Party wins the upcoming parliamentary elections.
In an interview with BBC television that aired Monday, Mr. Cameron pledged to serve a full five-year term if his party remains in government after the May 10 vote, saying he wanted to finish working on such issues as education and welfare reform.
But the prime minister told interviewer James Landale that "terms are like shredded wheat - two are wonderful, but three might just be too many."
"There definitely comes a time when a fresh pair of eyes and fresh leadership would be good, and the Conservative Party has some great people coming up," Mr. Cameron added, naming Home Secretary Theresa May, Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson as potential successors.
US, Afghan Leaders Meet to 'Revitalize' Relations
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani meets U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, amid questions about the future U.S. military presence in the war-torn country.
President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who head a power-sharing government, met top U.S. officials on Tuesday including Secretary of State John Kerry, who praised the talks as "productive."
The discussions are aimed at improving bilateral relations that have been strained by nearly 14 years of war and America's often testy relations with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
During the Monday talks, the leaders addressed Mr. Ghani's concerns regarding security, ahead of the spring months that have traditionally seen more frequent than usual Taliban attacks.
To help shore up stability, the United States announced it would ask Congress for funding to allow the Afghan National Security Force to maintain the 352,000 troop level through at least fiscal year 2017.
Both sides also agreed to require the Afghan government to complete specific reforms and meet other milestones in order to receive up to $800 million in economic aid. U.S. officials said the Afghans suggested the incentive-based funding idea.