Benjamin Netanyahu, Gile Snyder, Vladimir Putin discussed on Morning Edition

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From NPR news. I'm child. Snyder. President. Biden is now in Brussels for a summit of NATO leaders. The meeting comes a day after the G seven concluded its three day summit in England with a statement that, among other things, focus criticism on China. NPR's Frank Langfitt. Group also called for an expert lead study on the origins of the coronavirus in China. Speaking at a press conference, President Joe Biden said Western democracy face a fundamental challenge. I think we're in a contest not with China per se. The context with autocrats. Autocratic governments around the world as whether or not democracies can compete with them in a rapidly changing 21st century, Reuters quoted a spokesman from the Chinese Embassy, saying the days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone. Frank Langfitt. NPR NEWS London Starting this week, South Carolina could see two back to back executions of first in 10 years, The state just changed its death penalty law making the electric chair the main method because lethal Inmates currently on death row were sentenced under the old law, which allowed them to choose lethal injection over the state's 109 year old electric chair. Bamberg argues that option could have not only impacted their legal strategy, but jurors and if the jury Was charged with a different law at the com Who's to say that they would have even sentenced these people to death. Lawsuits immediately filed have been denied so unless a high court intervenes Two executions will be carried out one week apart, beginning this Friday for NPR News. I'm Victoria Hansen in South Carolina Federal Court in Alabama is expected to rule as soon as this week in a lawsuit that could result in major delays to upcoming elections in the United States, NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports. Pandemic and last minute schedule. Changes by Trump officials have already forced the Census Bureau to delay releasing the 2020 census data about people's race and other demographic information for almost five months. Alabama is asking for an emergency court order that would force severe to develop new data privacy protections, which the Vera says could take 6 to 7 months. Alabama's arguing the bureau's current plans would make the data unusable because of how it fuzz is a census results. Bureau says the planet finalized last week will ensure quote the accuracy of data necessary for redistricting and voting Rights Act enforcement. This case is before a three judge court and is expected to be appealed to the U. S. Supreme Court. This is NPR news. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce today that coronavirus restrictions in England will not be eased as planned later this month. The government has said that they had said it would lift a remaining restrictions on June 21st. But there's been a rise of infections in the U. K blamed on the Delta variant, first identified in India. The G seven summit over the weekend, Johnson conceded that he had grown more pessimistic about lifting the restrictions. Israel's new prime minister calling for unity Naftali Bennett open to the first meeting of the country's new government last night, saying Israel is at the outset of new days. And it is leading Israel's first governments in 12 years not led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Israelis part Israel's parliament by the narrowest of March. It's approved of the new administration yesterday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged Ottawa support for Ukraine as Dan Carpenter Chuck reports Ukraine's called to join NATO comes ahead of this week's first face to face meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. At issue Russia's annexation of Crimea, its military build up on Ukraine's border and allegations of Russian interference in US elections. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has also raised the issue of NATO membership with both Biden and Trudeau in a statement. Trudeau's office would only say Ottawa supports Ukraine's Euro Atlantic aspirations, and a spokeswoman said there was nothing more to add. Past. Canadian governments have advocated Ukraine joining NATO, but the issue could be a line in this and for Russia, and some analysts say Canada and other allies should be cautious and how it proceeds. For NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter Chuck in Toronto and I'm Gile Snyder. NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Joyce Foundation, committed to advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. Learn more at.

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