Listen: September 11 terror attacks remembered 18 years later
"Events are underway in New York City at the Pentagon and near Shanksville Pennsylvania Nia on this eighteen th anniversary of the September eleven terror attacks president trump spoke at the Pentagon this morning. NPR's Greg Murray reports on on a warm sunny morning. President Trump honored the nearly three thousand people who lost their lives in the Al Qaeda tax eighteen years ago he also cited developments in Afghanistan a stand including a Taliban bombing last week in the capital Kabul. We had peace talks scheduled a few days ago. I call them off when I learned that they had killed a great American soldier from Puerto Rico and eleven other innocent people. The president said the US is now hitting back Jack the last four days. We have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before. Trump did not discuss his longer term plans for Afghanistan Greg Mary. NPR News Washington General Motors announcing a major recall Michigan Radio Steve Carmody reports sports. The automaker says millions of pickup trucks and SUV's could have a problem with their breaks. GM says a pump and the power assist breaks can put out less vacuum back in power the needed increasing stopping distance and the risk of a crash. GM says the problems occur rarely in mostly at low speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in has been investigating the brake problems last year the recall covers more than three point four million vehicles including Chevrolet Silverados GMC Sierras Cadillac escalades leads GMC yukons Chevy suburbans Tahoes between the two thousand fourteen and twenty eighteen model years for NPR news. I'm Steve Carmody. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing more resistance today. Scotland's highest court says his suspension of parliament is illegal ruling. It was motivated by the improper the purpose of stymying parliamentary debate over brexit the panel is not ordering Johnson to reopen the legislature but some Scottish legislators including Joanna Cherry are now for every moment parliament remains paroled the British government are breaking the law so we as politicians are calling for parliament to be recalled. The case goes to Britain's Supreme Court for full hearing next week. The Arab League is condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to annex a large swath of the occupied West Bank if he wins reelection next week. Israel captured the West Bank in the nineteen sixty seven war Palestinians want it as part of a future state Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo say the move would undermine any chance of peace between Israel and the Palestinians Saudi Arabia calls it a dangerous escalation this is NPR North Korea says Kim Jong UN has supervised the test of a new weapon systems. Pyongyang state news agency calls it a super large multiple rocket bucket launcher. The statement comes a day after South Korea said Pyongyang had fired two projectiles into the sea the Kremlin says the US is pursuing suing destructive policies after the trump administration sanctioned to Russian law enforcement officials as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the the State Department says the two officers were involved in a crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia two years ago Russia's Supreme Court designated Jehovah's Witnesses as as an extremist organization leading to a series of arrests raids and interrogations across the country dozens of Jehovah's Witnesses are awaiting trial on criminal the challenges and in February one church member. A Danish citizen was handed a six year prison term. Amnesty International has designated jailed Jehovah's Witnesses as prisoners seniors of conscience on Tuesday State Department banned to Russian investigators from entering the US saying the torture Jehovah's Witnesses during interogations President Vladimir Putin's spokesman called the sanctions absolutely unacceptable and said that Russia will respond appropriately Lucian Kim NPR News Moscow China says its exempting some US industrial chemicals from the tariff hikes it imposed in response to president trump's tariff increases creases on Chinese imports but Beijing says it'll maintain penalties on soybeans and other major U._S. exports. This is N._P._R."