NPR News: 02-03-2019 10AM ET

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NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder police are expected to release more information this hour about an overnight standoff near Cincinnati that ended this morning with one sheriff's deputy dead and another wounded from member station. W VX you reporter Bill rhinehart has more. It's not clear yet. If the incident started with a welfare check or a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex in Pierce township local media reports are contradictory. The Clermont county sheriff's office says about two and a half hours after they first responded one deputy was dead. And another wounded the standoff ended early Sunday morning with the suspect surrendering this is the third law enforcement death in the area in the last month. The other two coming from traffic crashes for NPR news. I'm Bill Rinehart in Cincinnati. Virginia democratic governor. Ralph northern is defying widespread calls for his resignation over a racist. Photograph appeared in his medical school yearbook at a press conference in Richmond northern reversed himself and now denies being in the photo. Even though he previously acknowledged it in apologized. Pope Francis left Rome for a visit to the United Arab Emirates today. Becoming the first Catholic leader to set foot on the Arabian, peninsula, NPR's, Sylvia. Pohjola reports at by visiting the region Francis setting a milestone in Catholic Muslim relations. So Francis recently remarked that his visit to the cradle of Islam comes on the eight hundred anniversary of Saint Francis of Assisi trip to Cairo to beat the Sultan during the crusades, the poeple attendant interreligious event and celebrate mass in a stadium bordering Saudi Arabia, which strictly bans all religions other than Islam the UAE prides itself on promoting religious freedom. There are close to one million Catholics mostly. Migrant workers from Asia who worship in eight churches built on land made available by the government, but shirts bells cannot chime cross his be exhibited on roofs and conversion from Islam is a crime punishable by death, Sylvia. Poggioli NPR news Rome voters going to the polls. Nell Salvador today, electing a new president Maria Martin reports he Konami corruption gangs and migration our top otr concerns the front runner in the election is thirty seven year old naive Bukit. A former mayor of San Salvador Buchen has been talking a lot about getting rid of corruption an issue tainting some parties, however, analysts note that none of the major candidates have said much about some other issues important to voters, including migration, and gangs, which have become an important political force in L, Salvador. President Trump is still holding out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela that an interview being broadcast today on CBS his face the nation. He said it's an option the US and other nations at Brechin is opposition leader one DOE as big as weightless legitimate leader. He's been leading efforts to push out President, Nicolas Maduro. This is NPR news. The Japanese automaker Nissan is reversing plans to build its new x trail SUV in the UK saying it will consolidate production in Japan. The announcement first reported today, by Sky News is seen as a blow to Brexit. Supporters. Nissan says in a statement that continued uncertainty about the UK's relationship with the European Union is not helping companies like Nissan plan for the future for Mario. Because president Laurent bunk bunko will be taking up temporary residents in Belgium, while international criminal court. Prosecutors decide whether to appeal his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. Teri Schultz reports there will be strict conditions on by both stay on. Bob bell and his assistant. Charles split. Day were acquitted of war crimes by ICC. Judges last month after two years on trial. They were accused of being responsible for murder rape persecution and other crimes against humanity in violence that killed more than three thousand people after Ivory Coast's election in. Hundred ten won. By Allison Ouattara. But I see prosecutors may still appeal the acquittal and fear bugaboo wouldn't return if allowed to go wherever he chooses. So the court asked Belgium to take him Belgian foreign minister, did you dare says Belgium agreed under the conditions imposed by the court, which include bug boasts, surrendering his passport checking in with authorities weekly and making no contact with witnesses for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. In Brussels on Kong say a bomb squad has destroyed a grenade. Dating back to World War One that was discovered in a shipment of potatoes. From prince, according to local media, outlets employees that have proved processing facility reported a suspicious object. 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