Britain backs extra troops for Congo

Britain's Gordon Brown says he'll support a UN plan to send 3,000 extra troops to Congo. But he told reporters the force must have better leadership and equipment. The UN has a 17,000-strong peacekeeping force in Congo. But officials say more are needed to stop civilian deaths. Brown arrived in New York on Thursday ahead of weekend talks in Washington on the financial crisis. He'll meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the escalation in violence in Congo, where civilian deaths have mounted and a cease-fire between government and rebel forces has broken down.