Frank Langfitt, Vladimir Putin, Naftali Bennett discussed on BBC World Service

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The 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 the first time in 10 years, the state just changed its death penalty law. Making the electric chair the main method because lethal injection drugs were no longer available. South Carolina Public Radio's Victoria Hanson reports. Democratic State representative Justin Bamberg calls the change unconstitutional. 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 Tom 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 on Victoria Hansen in South Carolina. A 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. The cases focused on census data used to redraw voting districts. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports the 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 another 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 flows 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 cases before a three judge court and is expected to be appealed to the U. S. Supreme Court. Hansi Lo Wang. NPR NEWS New York You're listening to NPR news. The Israeli parliament selected a new government Sunday with Naftali Bennett as the new prime minister. President Biden, traveling in Europe, congratulated Bennett and pledged to consult with him on security matters. A new government ends the 12 year rule of Benjamin Netanyahu. Biden says he wants to work with the new government to advance peace, security and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged Ottawa support for Ukraine. But as Dan Carp and Chuck reports he wouldn't go so far as to support Kiev's next move, which is NATO membership. Ukraine's call 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 in Myanmar ousted leader Aung Song Sushi is to go on trial Monday. She was ousted by a military coup on February 1st. After her party won election in November. She's charged with breaching coronavirus restrictions, well campaigning and intend to incite. I'm Nora Rahm NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Ja Rule, and Pamela Mon,.

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