Venezuela, Mike Pence, NPR discussed on Forum

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Announced more sanctions against politicians in Venezuela. NPR's ava. Peralta reports the Trump administration is attempting to add economic pressure to oust president Nico last minute. Oh venezuela. Vice President Mike Pence is in Baalbek Columbia meeting with regional leaders about the situation in Venezuela. Pence told opposition leader Hong by dole who the US government recognizes as the legitimate leader of Venezuela that the US is one hundred percent with him the tragic events of this past weekend. Have only steel to the resolve of the United States of America right before the meeting. The White House announced a raft of new sanctions against high-profile politicians aligned with the government speaking to the group quite dole said it was time to change history. In venezuela. Pence asked other nations to join in on sanctions to further isolate the mother regime. NPR news got Arcus. The Associated Press is reporting that in Germany, prosecutors have fine automaker. B M. W eight and a half million euros. That's the equivalent of more than nine and a half million dollars for lax oversight and installing defective engine software that led to excessive diesel emissions in nearly eight thousand cars AP reporting. The prosecutors say they have found no evidence at the Munich-based carmaker committed fraud, but faulted the company for what he called insufficient quality control from Washington. This is NPR news from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt. Oakland teachers are continuing their strike for a third school day. That's after talks between their union and the school district broke down this weekend. Cake Vanessa Ron Kanye reports. Sunday's talks ended after just an hour. According to the district exactly why they broke down is contested the district accused the union of walking away from the bargaining table. While the union criticized the district for stalling neither side reports. Significant movement on the core issues of class size, Sal. And support staff, according to the union state superintendent, Tony Thurman will be in Oakland today working to jump start negotiations. I'm Vanessa Don, your K, Q E D news, a federal trial involving the popular weed killer roundup is set to begin today in San Francisco, kqei acuity is Raquel Maria. Dylan reports more than nine thousand people have sued. Bayer claiming roundup causes non-hodgkin's lymphoma, Edwin Harman's case was picked as a test trial in federal court for years. The sonoma's residents braid round up around his property to control poison oak. He was diagnosed with cancer in two thousand fifteen the EPA says, the primary chemical and roundup glyphosate is not carcinogenic to humans, but researchers with the World Health Organization say it probably is. Bayer says the herbicides has been an essential tool for farmers for the past forty years. It bought Monsanto for sixty three billion dollars last year, but Bayer's stock price plunged after a San Francisco state court awarded. Two hundred eighty nine million dollars to a school groundskeeper from Venetia in August damages were later reduced to seventy eight million..

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