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"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:49 min | 2 months ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It takes four minutes off no supply of oxygen to the brain to cause irreversible brain damage. Fowler also said Floyd might have survived if given prompt medical attention. Prosecutors are trying to convince jurors George Lloyd died because Derek Shobha knelt on his neck for over nine minutes. Protest continued in suburban Minneapolis last night over the police killing of Dante right. Former officer Kim Potter says she shot right by mistake as NPR's David Schaper reports, Potter is now charged with second degree manslaughter. According to the criminal complaint, 48 year old former Brooklyn center police officer Kimberly Potter caused the death of Don t right by her culpable negligence. Mistakenly firing her gun and right when she had apparently intended to use her Taser, While police officials called the shooting unintentional. Prosecutors do not have to prove intent to convict of second degree manslaughter in Minnesota. And Potter could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. In a statement, the prosecutor says certain occupations carry an immense responsibility and none more so than a sworn police officer. The statement goes on to say that Potter's action caused the unlawful killing, Mr right. And she must be held accountable. David Schaper NPR NEWS Minneapolis in pre market trading, U. S futures are higher Asian markets are mixed. This is NPR news. Lawmakers in Arizona have voted to make the state sex education laws among the strictest in the nation. Measures require parental consent before schools can teach students about AIDS or the virus that causes it or LGBT Q issues. The Tokyo Olympics are set to begin in less than 100 days, but a top Japanese official says there is still a chance they could be canceled at the Gill Leonard has the latest from Tokyo, Ruling Party Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai said in a TV interview that if Corona virus infections continue to rise, and experts say it's not safe to hold the games, they'll have to cancel. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for mid July, and the Olympic torch relay is already winding its way through the country, but it had to be rerouted this week to avoid Osaka, which is seeing record infections. Japan is in the midst of 1/4 wave. It's had lower infection rates than the U. S. And Europe but lags far behind and vaccinations so far less than 1% of the population is vaccinated, but 80% want the game's canceled or postponed. For NPR News. I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo. In South Texas officials say they're worried that breaches in the areas levee system will lead to flooding during the upcoming hurricane season. The breaches were created during border Wall construction, which President Biden halted soon after taking office..

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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes northeastern Japan

NPR News Now

00:51 sec | 3 months ago

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes northeastern Japan

"Saturday by a magnitude seven earthquake that shook buildings in tokyo and triggered a sue. Nami advisory for the northeast coast officials. Say there is no major damage. Three minor injuries were reported. Avoca leonard has more from tokyo. The quake struck off northeastern japan in the same area as the great two thousand eleven earthquake local media reported three foot soon nami waves in miyagi prefecture and roughly two hundred homes were without power in tokyo. The shaking lasted about twenty seconds and startled the large crowds out celebrating the start of cherry blossom season. This quake comes a month after a similar one in the area injured dozens of people and a little over a week. After the ten year anniversary of the great east japan earthquake that killed more than fifteen thousand for npr news. I'm abigail leonard in tokyo. You're listening

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on WLRN News

WLRN News

02:40 min | 3 months ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on WLRN News

"Relaxed. 123. Job. This is Avalos his first deployment and not at all what she expected. But she says she's proud to help people get their shots have a lot of people. You know they're in tears. They want you to pray with them. They're hugging you. And so yeah, it Z pretty emotional, the Pentagon says about 2400 service members from all branches of the military are stationed at more than a dozen vaccination sites. Besides Florida, some other states include New York, California and Ohio. For NPR News. I'm Stephanie Column Beanie in Tampa and you're listening to NPR news. Japan was rattled today by a strong magnitude 7.0 earthquake that shook buildings in Tokyo and triggered a tsunami advisory for the northeast coast. Officials say there was no major damage and three minor injuries have been reported. So far. Abigail Leonard has more from Tokyo. The quake struck off northeastern Japan in the same area as the Great 2011 earthquake, local media reported. Three FT tsunami waves in Miyagi Prefecture and roughly 200 homes were without power. In Tokyo. The shaking lasted about 20 seconds and startled the large crowds out celebrating the start of cherry blossom season. This quake comes a month after a similar one in the area injured dozens of people. And a little over a week after the 10 year anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake that killed more than 15,000 for NPR News. I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo. Turkey's president has pull the country out of the international accord on violence against women, so called the Istanbul Convention pledged to prevent, prosecute and eliminate domestic violence and promote equality. Critics claim it was inconsistent with Turkey's conservative values by encouraging divorce and undermining the traditional family unit. Women's rights groups slammed Turkey's decision, saying laws protecting women are inadequately and forced and that violence and killings are on the rise. In Turkey acclaim, the country's interior minister called a complete lie. Francis Foreign Affairs Ministry says it regrets Turkey's decision on the move, as did the Council of Europe's secretary general. This is NPR. 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 Joyce Fdn data work. And the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Best country Right now they're trying.

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:19 min | 3 months ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Windsor Johnston, the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may allow for more schools to reopen during the pandemic. The agency is now recommending that students on Lee need to stay three FT. Apart in classrooms if they're wearing masks, Sam Whitehead from member station W. A B reports, the CDC had previously recommended. Six FT. A number of recent studies led to the updated guidance, says agency head Dr Rochelle Wolinsky. Layer mitigation strategies, including strict use of masks among students and distance of at least three ft between students were common factors among the schools. In these studies that demonstrated decrease transmission from covert 19. The guidance says elementary school students should be at least three ft apart. For middle and high school. That's the case on Lee. If kids can cohort with the same group of piers and teachers, and if community spread is low. The previous recommendation of six FT was a barrier to many schools opening for in person learning. For NPR News. I'm Sam Whitehead in Atlanta. Organizers of the Summer Olympics and Tokyo say international Spectators will not be allowed to enter the country because of the pandemic. The Tokyo Games, which begin in July, were originally scheduled for last year, but were delayed. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports. Organizers of the event say tickets will be refunded. International Olympics Committee chief Thomas Bach told a virtual meeting of organizer's that their top priority should be protecting participants in the Games and the people of Japan. And then, he added, will require sacrifices and understanding. A statement from the organizer is noted that the covert 19 situation in Japan and around the world remains challenging. Variants of the disease or emerging an international travel remains severely restricted. Japanese media report that about 4.5 million Olympic tickets have been sold through a domestic lottery in about one million have been sold overseas. Overseas volunteers will also be shut out unless they can speak languages or have skills in short supply in Japan. Anthony Kuhn NPR NEWS Seoul A powerful earthquake has rocked Japan. Abigail Leonard reports The magnitude seven point Oh quake prompted a tsunami advisory for the country's northeastern coast. The quake struck off northeastern Japan in the same area is the great 2011 earthquake. Local media reported three FT tsunami waves in Miyagi Prefecture and roughly 200 homes without power. In Tokyo. The shaking lasted about 20 seconds and startled the large crowds out celebrating the start of Cherry Blossom season. That's Abigail Leonard reporting from Tokyo. There are no reports of immediate injuries or major damage. This is NPR news in Washington. This is W N. Y. C in New York and Lance Lucky. A 33, year old administrative assistant and governor Andrew Cuomo's executive office has come forward with sexual harassment allegations, making her the first currently employed aid. You accused the governor publicly of misconduct. That's according to The New York Times. The employee, Allison McGrath, told the newspaper that Cuomo looked down her shirt called her beautiful in Italian and kissed her on the forehead. Several other former employees and the governor's office have also described unwanted kissing, touching and intrusive comments by the governor. Cuomo's attorney told the Times he never touched anyone inappropriately and said quote. None of this is remarkable. York City controller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer has unveiled a $1 billion education plan. WN Y sees Elizabeth Kim has more Requiring two teachers for classrooms. Ingrates K 23, expanding city funded childcare and after school programs and making CUNY community colleges tuition free. Those are some of the major changes Stringer says he would make as mayor he pay for it with some of the $6 billion in stimulus aid coming to New York City and a yet to be approved bill that would raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers. These ideas reflect a sea change in our schools. And it requires serious investment..

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:27 min | 9 months ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last week at the age of 87. Louisville Police have arrested a man who say They say shot two police officers last night. The shooting took place during protest that broke out after it was announced that none of the three officers involved in Briana Taylor's death. Will face criminal charges for killing her safety Wolf of member station W. F B L reports, tensions remain high in the city. Louisville's intern, police chief said Lorenzo Johnson was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree assault and 14 counts of wanton endangerment directed toward police. He declined to say whether the alleged gunman was a protester. Meanwhile, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called for calm. Violence is not the answer and destruction is not the answer. Public safety and the work for racial equity and justice can and must co exist. The two officers are expected to recover. Louisville, Please said they made 127 arrests related to the protest. This is NPR. The Security Council debate about covert 19 turned into a diplomatic shouting match. Today We have details from NPR's Michelle Kelemen, the US ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft is blasting her colleagues for what she describes as they focus on political grudges at a U N Security Council meeting on the pandemic, You know shame on each of you. I am astonish and I'm disgusted. By the content of today's discussion. She defends the Trump administration's response to covert 19 and its decision to pull out of the World Health Organization, insisting that China should be held to account China's ambassador accuses Thie US of trying to blame others for its own failings. Michelle Kelemen NPR news The State Department, This is NPR. Florida prosecutors air dropping a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was accused of paying a massage parlor for sex. The judge had blocked prosecutors from using video against craft that was captured on camera secretly installed by police at the orchids of Asia spot, the court ruled the camera's violated customers right to privacy. Japan's new prime minister is calling for a reset to the country's relations with South Korea. Abigail Leonard has details from Tokyo. Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka announced that he told South Korean President Moon July in their countries need to repair damaged relations, and he said he wants to work together to counter the threat of North Korea. The issue has become a top priority for Suba, who also sent South Korea a conciliatory letter last week on the day he took office. The two countries have a long history of friction that flared up recently, Korea demanded compensation for laborers forced to work for Japan during World War two. Japan, then remove South Korea from a list of preferred trade partners. For NPR News. I'm Abigail entered in Tokyo. In the latest economic data out today for the U. S. Sales of new homes rose by 4.8% in August, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.1 million units again. Reported today by the Commerce Department follows steep declines in March and April when Cove in 19 infection spread across the country. The Dow is up 223 points. This is NPR.

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Suspected gas leak in northern Japan injures more than 15 people

Morning Edition

00:38 sec | 11 months ago

Suspected gas leak in northern Japan injures more than 15 people

"Fire officials in northern Japan are investigating the cause of an explosion at a restaurant that left more than 15 people injured today. Is Abigail Leonard. Reports from Tokyo People reported smelling natural gas before the blast. The blast was likely caused by gas leak at a shabu shabu hot pot restaurant. Local fire officials tell NPR they have not confirmed the source of the leak, but said witnesses reported smelling gas before the explosion. Officials also say that the most seriously injured people are two women in their forties who are still conscious. The blast was so powerful it reportedly shattered a window in an elementary school almost 1/4 mile

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The Latest: Japan's Olympics minister reaffirms no delay

Morning Edition

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

The Latest: Japan's Olympics minister reaffirms no delay

"President trump has talked with Japan's prime minister about that country's plans to host the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo Abigail Leonard reports Japanese Olympic officials are insisting on holding the games despite global concern about the corona virus pandemic the call came after trump suggested Tokyo delay the Olympics for year during the call prime minister Ali reportedly described the steps depends taken to control the virus that includes shutting schools and introducing a stimulus package with about fifteen billion dollars to help affected businesses afterward president trump tweeted that all they had done a quote incredible job and that the Olympic Stadium was magnificent their discussion happened as Japanese parliament finalized a bill to allow hobby to declare a state of emergency for coronavirus and Japan's foreign ministry also issued new travel alerts including one for the state of Washington the first such warning about the U. S. for NPR news I'm Abigail Leonard in

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Japan does not expect cancellation notice from Olympic panel, minister says

Morning Edition

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Japan does not expect cancellation notice from Olympic panel, minister says

"Meanwhile Japan and now has over a thousand reported cases of corona virus but the country's Olympics minister says she doesn't expect the summer's games there to be canceled Abigail Leonard has more from Tokyo minister Seiko Hashimoto said the topic of cancellation didn't even come up at the latest meeting with the international Olympic committee so she thinks the games will go forward as planned in July one Olympic organizer has said a final decision must be made by may losing the game to be economically devastating the country has been preparing for the last seven years and has already spent an estimated twenty six billion

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Concerns about the corona virus continued to weigh on stock markets worldwide Asian markets record sharp losses today following the latest declines on Wall Street. The Dow Lost Eleven Hundred Ninety points yesterday. Its largest single day point drop ever for the week. The Dow was down eleven percent. Abigail Leonard has more from Tokyo. Tokyo stocks closed down three point seven percent. Even after Japan's prime minister promised swift action to avoid economic damage from the virus starting by closing schools for a month. Indonesia's index dropped ten percent since last week on track to be its worth month since the Financial Crisis Manila's exchange is headed for. Its worst week since two thousand eleven and Shanghai Hong Kong and South Korean markets. Were all down over two and a half percent for NPR news. I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo mixed up for the Democratic presidential candidates is tomorrow's South Carolina primary. Where former Vice President Biden has been leading in the polls? Three days later will be the Super Tuesday contests in fourteen states including Massachusetts. A new poll says Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has expanded his lead over Senator Elizabeth Warren in her home state. Anthony Brooks with member station W. B. U. R. reports following disappointing results in Iowa New Hampshire and Nevada. It now appears. Warren faces a tough fight in her home state. According to the poll twenty five percent of Democratic voters in Massachusetts Support Sanders. Seventeen percent support warrant. Steve Casella of the MASSINC polling group. Who did the poll says younger? Voters are fueling that eight point lead for Sanders. He's got forty seven percent of voters under Forty Five Elizabeth Warren. She's got sixteen percent of those voters. The poll finds the two former mayors Pete. Buddha judge Michael Bloomberg in a virtual tie for third place with former vice president Joe Biden behind them sanders will be campaigning in Massachusetts today and tomorrow for NPR news. I'm Anthony Brooks in Boston Pennsylvania nonprofit says it will delay the opening of a supervised drug injection site in Philadelphia after pushback from the local community. Nina phase men with member station. Whyy says earlier this week a federal judge rejected a legal challenge from the Justice Department. The nonprofit called Safe House has always said it would open. As soon as it had the legal authority but community backlash and opposition from local elected officials caused the group to reconsider the landlord of the Health Plaza. Where the site was slated to go also pulled out of the lease in response to complaints. Safe Houses Board members say they still plan to open but need some time to regroup to figure out next steps. That's Nina Feldman reporting a jury in Mississippi is imposing four death sentences on a man convicted of killing eight people in two thousand seventeen this is NPR news. Dozens of people attended a vigil in Wisconsin. Last night for the five people shot to death on Wednesday at the Molson Coors Brewery Complex in Milwaukee a published report says. The gunman who worked at the facility was involved in a dispute with one of the victims co worker before that shooting started Mayan silver with member station W. W. M. has more the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The shooter was involved in a lengthy dispute with one of the victims. That boiled over before the shooter came back with two guns and opened fire. Wayne genucel used to work with both people in question before retiring from Molson coors two years ago. He drove two hours to be at the vigil. He says he was surprised. At News of the conflict and the tragedy that has unfolded and pondered what it will take for the people working at. Molson coors to get back to normal will get back to normal. I don't know time heals right Milwaukee. Police say the motive for the shooting is still under investigation for NPR news. I'm an silver in Milwaukee. Man Responsible for a deadly freeway crash in southern California has been sentenced to fifty one years in prison. The twenty nine year old was convicted of second degree murder in the two thousand eighteen crash on Pacific highway. Police say he was drunk at the time. It killed three Las Vegas teenagers who were on spring break. The driver rear ended the victims car at a red light in Huntington beach again. Wall Street futures are sharply lower this morning. Dow Futures are down more than four hundred. Fifty points Nasdaq futures. Down one hundred sixty nine. I'm Dave Mattingly. Npr News in Washington..

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Nevada holds. Its caucuses today. Democratic voters are preparing together more than two hundred caucus location statewide. The candidate spent the final night. Making last minute appeals for support. Npr's Don GONYEA was. We was With people digit Buddha Jr did well in Iowa and New Hampshire to states. That are overwhelmingly white. Nevada is much more diverse at his Las Vegas rally. The former South Bend Mayor was asked about his. Low poll scores among minority voters. He said he did a lot right for minorities as mayor but this past summer there was racial tension following the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer. Footage acknowledged a blind spot by virtue of being white but he also noted his campaign staff is forty percent people of color. My point is not to say that I get it. My point is to say that I will surround myself with people who will let me know when I don't get it to judge has been well back in the pack in polling in Nevada Don Gonyea. Npr News Las Vegas on the eve of this latest contest to the two thousand twenty primary season new concerns emerged about Russian interference campaigning in California Bernie. Sanders confirmed reports that he'd been briefed about Russia about a month ago. You're trying to cause chaos trying to cause hatred in America. It's an ugly business and all of us have got to say sorry. You're not GonNa do this in this election. Washington Post reporting officials have briefed Sanders about the Russian effort and also inform president trump lawmakers were told during a classified briefing last week after that briefing. The president ousted acting intelligence. Chief Joseph Maguire during Israeli in Las Vegas yesterday trump made light of the findings. Several towns in northern. Italy are on ineffective lockdown because of the corona virus linked to China. A second patient has died. There and the region is reporting more than two dozen confirmed cases. A total number of cases in South Korea has jumped to four hundred thirty three concerns about krono virus affecting preparations for this summer's Olympics. In Tokyo. Abigail Leonard has more from their organizers. Have postponed a training session for volunteers citing concerns about the viruses spread in Japan in a statement they said the event would be rescheduled and that other preparations are being evaluated on a case by case basis but they also insisted the games themselves would not be affected. This comes after. Tokyo's governor pushback against a suggestion that London could step in to host the Games if necessary other sporting events here have been scaled back though the Tokyo marathon scheduled for March. I is now only open to elite. Athletes and international athletes were asked not to attend a Paralympics test event next week. A decision will need to be made soon. The Olympic torch relay is set to start in about a month for NPR news. I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo this is NPR news south Sudan's rival leaders have formed a coalition government. President Salva Kearse were in a former rebel leader as his first vice president. Today at a move that could end six years of civil war. The war left some four hundred thousand people dead and caused one of Africa's biggest refugee crises state media Iran say election officials started counting votes today in the country's parliamentary election. Early results seemed to show the candidates linked to the hardline. Revolutionary Guard Corps are making gains in an election which in which thousands of moderates were disqualified. Archaeologists in Rome. Believe.

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Downtown Tokyo on a route similar to the one and per Naruhito's father Akihito took when he assumed the throne in nineteen ninety but instead of writing in a rolls Royce this time they used at Toyota center converted the breed is part of a weekend long celebration of now he does ascension to the throne in may the first event was an evening ceremony in front of the imperial palace traditional take drummers played for the crowd of thirty thousand then the new emperor himself addressed the audience sucking so create a surgeon he'll call nine he pledged to stay close to the people and expressed sympathy for the residents of areas impacted by the deadly typhoon last month for NPR news I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo a cyclone hit southwestern Bangladesh with winds nearing seventy five miles per hour local reports say two people died hundreds of thousands of people in low lying areas have been forced from their homes the storm is also expected to affect parts of northeastern India India's Supreme Court Saturday ruled in favor of Hindus in a dispute over religious site in the northern part of the country this clears the way for the construction of a Hindu temple something Hindu nationalists have been demanding for more than a century the court ruled five acres of land be given to Muslims to build a mosque he did not specify where I'm Nora Raum NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include the Andrew W. Mellon foundation guided by the belief that the arts and humanities are essential to the well being of diverse and democratic societies learn more at Mellon dot org and the any.

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Japan's new Emperor Naruhito takes the Chrysanthemum Throne

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00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito takes the Chrysanthemum Throne

"Japan's new emperor takes the throne Tuesday in a coronation tradition that dates back to the seventh century Abigail Leonard has more from Tokyo amber Naruhito has already taken the throne as the one hundred and twenty six Japanese emperor but at this ceremony help make his grand debut before an audience of two thousand among them international dignitaries including Britain's prince Charles US transportation secretary Elaine Chao and Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Naruhito will wear a traditional dark orange robe said to be the color of the sun and its highest point and proclaimed himself emperor then prime minister Shinzo Ave will lead three bonsai tears for him the government is set to spend about a hundred and fifty million dollars on the ceremony and other related events that's strong criticism from some here who say they contain religious elements and violate the separation of church

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Typhoon Hagibis Could Match Fury of 1958 Storm That Killed 1,200 in Japan

All Things Considered

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Typhoon Hagibis Could Match Fury of 1958 Storm That Killed 1,200 in Japan

"Japan is bracing for a powerful typhoon as Abigail Leonard reports the storm threatens to call the heaviest rain and strongest winds that Tokyo has seen in some sixty years the Japan meteorological association is predicting that typhoon head of this which is set to hit this weekend will be the most powerful typhoon to hit Tokyo since nineteen fifty eight the so called super typhoon is the equivalent of a category five hurricane and it comes as parts of Japan are still recovering from a typhoon that hit last month which killed three people and left nearly a million without

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KCRW

"Dot com slash joined and hurry the under I've ends on Tuesday night. live from NPR news in Washington I'm Amy held the trump administration is defending the president's decision to revoke California's authority to set its own car emissions standards California's had a federal waiver to set its own it tougher standards since the passage of the clean air act of nineteen seventy transportation secretary Elaine Chao spoke at a press conference today no state has the authority to opt out of the nation's rules and no state has the right to impose its policies on everybody else in our whole country California governor Gavin Newsom tells NPR that state officials are confident there on firm legal ground in Japan executives from Tokyo electric power company were cleared of charges that they failed to prevent the two thousand eleven Fukushima nuclear disaster Abigail Leonard reports from Tokyo the company's former chairman and two executives have been charged with failing to implement proper safety measures leading to the deaths of forty four people and nearly two hundred billion dollars in cleanup costs but the judge said in order to hold the executives criminally liable lawyers would have had to prove it was possible to predict tsunamis like the one that caused the disaster and he said it was not clear the company could have acted in time to prevent a meltdown. trump's picked to be the next labor secretary Eugene Scalia is testifying at his Senate confirmation hearing this morning Alex the cost of the previous labor secretary step down in July this is NPR from KCRW on cherry laser with state and local headlines governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a controversial bill known as H. E. B. five that's expected to change the employment status of more than a million workers in California capital public radio's Randall why it looks at what comes next a B. five is best known for how it would affect the gig economy is drivers for uber and lift will no longer be classified as independent contractors but it touches several other industries including truck drivers health aides and janitors as employees.

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

"At least forty five people were injured the demonstrators were attacked following a large March the end of a Lacy peas annual convention is underway in Detroit Quinn Klinefelter with member station W. D. E. T. reports the end of a lazy piece as talking to the ten thousand people attending the convention is like reaching out to black voters in general house speaker Nancy Pelosi will address the convention and most of the leading democratic candidates for the White House will participate in a forum just a week before the party holds its next presidential debate in Detroit president trump says he also wanted to be there but was prevented by scheduling conflicts and a reluctance to take part in a question and answer session this is NPR news from Washington the head of the international atomic energy agency has died you key on mono was seventy two years old a cause of death for the former Japanese diplomat was not released a mono led the U. N. nuclear watchdog for the past decade Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave is on pace to become the country's longest serving prime minister after winning reelection over the weekend as Abigail Leonard reports from Tokyo Iran will be high on our base of gender this week in talks with president trump's national security adviser all they ran on a platform of what he called a stable foundation in politics citing his handling of the economy and good relationship with president trump that message was enough to keep him in power but not enough to get his party the two thirds supermajority it needed to revise the pacifist constitution the first major foreign policy issue all they will confront in his new term is a request by US national security adviser John Bolton for help containing a run Bolton is visiting Japan this week and is expected to ask Japan to help the U. S. safeguard middle the shipping lanes but all they said at a news conference today the Japan wants to try to reduce tensions between the US and Iran before agreeing to send it to navy for NPR news I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo a bombing outside a hotel near the airport in Somalia's capital today has killed at least seven people the al Qaeda linked militant group al Shabab is claiming responsibility I'm Dave Mattingly.

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KCRW

"The US close for the Good Friday holiday. The markets in France, Germany, and the UK also closed in Asia stocks moderately higher and quiet holiday trading and from Washington. You're listening to NPR news. Authorities in Northern Ireland launched a murder investigation into the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting last night in the city of Londonderry police say a gunman fired a number of shots leaving twenty nine year old Larum key dead. Police are calling the shooting a terrorist act and say the dissident group called the new era, a was most likely responsible house speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a congressional delegation in Belfast for an event commemorating. The Good Friday accords police in Japan. Now, say woman and a girl on a bicycle were killed today. When a car plowed into a crowd at a busy intersection Tokyo at least eight others reportedly entered reporter Abigail Leonard is into Okeyo driver in his eighties. Struck the pedestrian crosswalk, then ran into a garbage truck flipping it on its side. The accident occurred near the crowded he Gashi Akira train station about forty three thousand passengers go through it every day traffic fatalities caused by elderly drivers in Japan increased. By nearly ten percent last year a. According to police data, that's likely the result of an aging population. Overall, Japan has five and a half million drivers over the age of seventy five and that number is expected to grow for NPR news, I'm Abigail Leonard. In Tokyo, President Trump is to make a state visit to Japan after crown prince or Akito takes the throne next month to succeed his father who is abdicating on may first. The White House says the president and the first lady baloney Trump will travel to Japan near the end of May President Trump has also to hold talks with the.

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on KCRW

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04:17 min | 2 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KCRW

"Mississippi north to Ohio house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's taking steps to increase security from Minnesota democratic congresswoman Ilhan, Omar this comes after President Trump re tweeted a video of Omar that appears to suggest she was dismissive of the September eleventh attacks since Trump's tweet Omar has gotten numerous threats to her life NPR. Susan Davis notes that Omar has previously angered some with her comments and earlier this year apologized for one social media comment. That was condemned as anti semitic. It's interesting on the democratic side. Because in this instance, I think you see so many more of her colleagues in our party coming to her defense. Sense that the president? And using these words and juxtaposing her image against the nine eleven attacks has in their words attempted to incite violence against her. And that her comments in the broader context of what she was saying with talking about overall, Muslim bigotry in the country following nine eleven, and that she sees herself as an activist against those forms of bigotry NPR's. Susan Davis this week attorney general Bill Vare is expected to give congress a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian interference in US elections NPR's Windsor, Johnston reports on growing anticipation of the report's release Democrats have attacked bars for page summary of the nearly two year investigation and argue that they need to see the complete report in order to draw their own conclusions bar who has pledged to be as transparent as the law. Allows says the findings are being scrubbed to exclude grand jury material and other. Details that may impede pending investigations NPR's Windsor, Johnston reporting more than eight years after the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. Authorities in Japan are now taking a major step in its cleanup Abigail. Leonard has more from Tokyo over five hundred fuel units still need to be removed from the plant's reactors. They're sitting in so called cooling pools, which are not enclosed. So they're vulnerable. If there's another earthquake tsunami. Tokyo Electric Power company or TEPCO says its workers had started removing the first set of rods using a remote controlled crane operating under water to prevent radiation leaks. The process had been delayed for years by mishaps, high levels of radiation and radioactive debris TEPCO estimates. That extraction of all the rods will take another two years. Then they'll have to figure out how to remove the melted. Fuel from inside the reactor, which is expected to be even more challenging for NPR news. I'm Abigail Leonard. In Tokyo this. This is NPR. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo will talk today about his visit Latin America, he just visited four South American nation's and talked with their leaders about the deepening crisis in Venezuela. He's again demanded that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, leave power Pompeo traveled to Venezuela's border with Colombia. That's where some three million Venezuelans have fled into Columbia facing food shortages and political unrest at home more than one in four teenagers say they have received a sexually explicit text. According to research published in the journal, pediatrics NPR's, Alison Aubrey reports. The researchers say parents may not be aware of the legal risks of sexting. Authorities can prosecute texting between teens and more than twenty states in the US and is texting sexual images has become more common. The authors say teens don't get enough education or support to help them understand just how problematic. This can be definitely parents are usually out. Out of the loop on this. That's pediatrician Victor Strasburger. He says many states have passed laws to decriminalize sexting. And he says when it's consensual it should not warrant law enforcement, the authors say the issue is better addressed by parents, teachers and caregivers Allison Aubrey NPR news gopher Tiger Woods is one is fifth masters tournament in a one shot victory. It's his fifteenth major tournament victory and is a dramatic comeback from injury. Now, there is speculation whether with his titles woods can equal or surpass golfer. Jack Nicklaus's record of eighteen major victories..

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KQED Radio

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Mississippi north to Ohio house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's taking steps to increase security for Minnesota democratic congresswoman Ilhan, Omar this comes after President Trump re tweeted a video of Omar that appears to suggest she was dismissive of the September eleventh attacks since Trump's tweet Omar has gotten numerous threats to her life NPR. Susan Davis notes that Omar has previously angered some with her comments and earlier this year apologized for one social media comment. That was condemned as antisemitic it's interesting on the democratic side. Because in this instance, I think you see so many more of her colleagues in our party coming to her defense. Sense that the president? And using these words and injectables ING her image against the nine eleven attacks has in their words tempted to incite violence against her. And that her comments in the broader context of what she was saying was talking about overall, Muslim bigotry in the country following nine eleven, and that she sees herself as an activist against those forms of bigotry NPR. Susan Davis this week attorney general Bill VAR is expected to give congress a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian interference in US elections NPR's Windsor, Johnston reports on growing anticipation of the reports release Democrats have attacked bars for page summary of the nearly two year investigation and argue that they need to see the complete report in order to draw their own conclusions far who has pledged to be as transparent as the law. Allows says the findings are being scrubbed to exclude grand jury material and other. Details that may impede pending investigations NPR's Windsor, Johnston reporting more than eight years after the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. Authorities in Japan are now taking a major step in its cleanup Abigail. Leonard has more from Tokyo over five hundred fuel units still need to be removed from the plant's reactors. They're sitting in so called cooling pools, which are not enclosed. So they're vulnerable. If there's another earthquake tsunami. Tokyo Electric Power company or TEPCO says its workers had started removing the first set of rods using a remote controlled crane operating under water to prevent radiation leaks. The process had been delayed for years by mishaps, high levels of radiation and radioactive debris TEPCO estimates. That extraction of all the rods will take another two years. Then they'll have to figure out how to remove the melted. Fuel from inside the reactor, which is expected to be even more challenging for NPR news. I'm Abigail Leonard. In Tokyo this. This is NPR. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo will talk today about his visit Latin America, he just visited four South American nation's and talked with their leaders about the deepening crisis in Venezuela. He's again demanded that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, leave power Pompeo traveled to Venezuela's border with Colombia. That's where some three million Venezuelans have fled into Columbia facing food shortages and political unrest at home more than one in four teenagers say they have received a sexually explicit text. According to research published in the journal, pediatrics and PR's Allison Aubrey reports. The researchers say parents may not be aware of the legal risks of sexting. Authorities can prosecute texting between teens and more than twenty states in the US and as texting sexual images has become more common. The authors say teens don't get enough education or support to help them understand just how problematic. This can be definitely parents are usually out. Out of the loop on this. That's pediatrician Victor Strasburger. He says many states have passed laws to decriminalize sexting. And he says when it's consensual it should not warrant law enforcement, the authors say the issue is better addressed by parents, teachers and caregivers Allison Aubrey NPR news gopher Tiger Woods says one is fifth masters tournament in a one shot victory. It's his fifteenth major tournament victory and is a dramatic comeback from injury. Now, there is speculation whether with his titles woods can equal or surpass golfer. Jack Nicklaus's record of eighteen major victories..

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KCRW

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KCRW

"Over the weekend. Prosecutors said they would not charge the officers in the shooting death of Stefan Clark, he was killed and his family's backyard. Well, holding a cell phone the Sacramento bee newspaper reports that among those arrested was one of its reporters. Another news photographer was shoved to the ground by a Sacramento officer during the protests and his camera. Broken a school board in southern Florida will vote later this morning on whether to fire superintendent, Robert Runcie board member Laurie Haddaf has advanced the issue after her daughter and sixteen other people were killed last year at the district's Marjory stoneman Douglas high school says other victims families also want him fired. Other board members say the deadly mass shooting was not caused by the superintendent. You're listening to NPR. The Justice department says attorney general William bar will not recuse himself from oversight of the special counsel. The agency says department officials advised bar against recusals during confirmation hearings. Democrats had objected to a memo bar wrote criticizing the special counsels work. Prosecutors in Japan have appealed the decision granting bail to former Nissan chairman Carlos Goan. He's been jailed for nearly four months, and it's not clear if you'll be released Abigail Leonard reports from Tokyo Tokyo district court set goals bail at one billion yen or about nine million dollars. Bail is rarely granted without a confession in Japan. But going agreed to round the clock video surveillance and electronic tagging to ensure he doesn't flee or tamper with evidence gone continues to deny charges that he understated his pay. And also used a Nissan subsidiary to cover personal trading losses. Gone who has Brazilian Lebanese. And French was one of the few foreign leaders of a major Japanese company earlier this year he called his arrest. The result of plot and treason by Nissan executives who opposed his plan to finalize a merger with French car company. Renault for NPR news, I'm Abigail Leonard. In tokyo. Researchers have published an article saying that British patients HIV is now undetectable following a stem cell transplant. Their findings are published in the journal nature. The researchers say it is too early to say whether the patient has been cured twelve years ago and American patient was treated with a stem cell transplant. His levels of HIV. Also remain undetectable. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include capterra for helping people find the right software for their business. From HR solutions to vacation rental software. Users can read reviews and compare products across hundreds of software categories, more at capterra dot.

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00:51 sec | 2 years ago

Carlos Ghosn Offers to Accept Camera Surveillance in Bid for Bail

"Prosecutors in Japan have appealed the decision granting bail to former Nissan chairman Carlos Goan. He's been jailed for nearly four months, and it's not clear if you'll be released Abigail Leonard reports from Tokyo Tokyo district court set goals bail at one billion yen or about nine million dollars. Bail is rarely granted without a confession in Japan. But going agreed to round the clock video surveillance and electronic tagging to ensure he doesn't flee or tamper with evidence gone continues to deny charges that he understated his pay. And also used a Nissan subsidiary to cover personal trading losses. Gone who has Brazilian Lebanese. And French was one of the few foreign leaders of a major Japanese company earlier this year he called his arrest. The result of plot and treason by Nissan executives who opposed his plan to finalize a merger with French car company.

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KQED Radio

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Over the weekend. Prosecutors said they would not charge the officers in the shooting death of Stefan Clark, he was killed in his family's backyard. Well, holding a cell phone the Sacramento bee newspaper reports that among those arrested was one of its reporters. Another news photographer was shoved to the ground by a Sacramento officer during the protests and his camera. Broken a school board in southern Florida will vote later this morning on whether to fire superintendent, Robert Runcie board member Laurie Al Haddaf has advanced the issue after her daughter and sixteen other people were killed last year and the district's Marjory stoneman Douglas high school alad up says other victims families also want him fired. Other board members say the deadly mass shooting was not caused by the superintendent. You're listening to NPR. The Justice department says attorney general William bar will not recuse himself from oversight of the special counsel. The agency says department officials advised bar against recusals during confirmation hearings. Democrats had objected to a memo bar wrote criticizing the special counsels work. Prosecutors in Japan have appealed a decision granting bail to former Nissan chairman Carlos gone. He's been jailed for nearly four months, and it's not clear if you'll be released Abigail Leonard reports from Tokyo Tokyo district court set goals fail at one billion yen or about nine million dollars. Bail is rarely granted without a confession in Japan. But going agreed to round the clock video surveillance and electronic tagging to ensure he doesn't flee or tamper with evidence gone continues to deny charges that he understated his pay. And also used a Nissan subsidiary to cover personal trading losses. Gone who has Brazilian Lebanese. And French was one of the few foreign leaders of a major Japanese company earlier this year he called his arrest. The result of plot and treason by Nissan executives who opposed his plan to finalize a merger with French car company. Renault for NPR news, I'm Abigail Leonard. In Tokyo, researchers have published in an article saying that British patients HIV is now undetectable following stem cell transplant. Their findings are published in the journal nature. The researchers say it is too early to say whether the patient has been cured twelve years ago and American patient was treated with a stem cell transplant. His levels of HIV. Also remain undetectable. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington..

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01:51 min | 2 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's time. When deciding went to raise interest rates Powell told a Washington audience at the fed is unfazed by the criticism. It's been getting from President Trump. The stock markets reacted favorably. When Powell made similar remarks last week. You're listening to NPR news. Former Trump attorney and confident Michael Cohen says he's looking forward to testifying publicly before house committee next month. Cohen was sentenced last month to three years in prison over his pre-election hush money payments to a pair of adult entertainment stars who alleged they had pest sexual encounters with President Trump and for lying to congress and Japan. Prosecutors have indicted former Nissan chairman Carlos gone on to additional charges of financial misconduct for under reporting his salary as Abigail Leonard. In Tokyo reports Goan has been detained since arrest. In November going was charged today with further underreporting his salary and also transferring personal investment losses to Nissan. Prosecutors said he used company accounts to pay a Saudi businessman who helped him out of financial difficulties. Today would have been his last day of detention, but the new charges mean he'll probably be behind bars for months awaiting trial. Nissan is already severing ties. Cones lawyer said the company cancelled the lease on his Tokyo apartment and who is Brazilian Lebanese. And French was one of the few foreign leaders of a major deputies company before his arrest. He was planning a controversial merger between Nissan and French car company. Renault for NPR news and Abigail Leonard in Tokyo court market show, a comatose Arizona woman who gave birth last month was examined nearly nine months ago. But no pregnancy was reported Phoenix police are collecting DNA samples from male employees the healthcare facility where the patient has been.

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KQED Radio

08:09 min | 2 years ago

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"I'm Marco werman. You're with the world another week. Another report ringing alarm bells about climate change this time, it's the United Nations with their annual report on how countries are doing cutting their carbon emissions the verdict. Not good the world. Caroline dealer? Has this quick update? We're even farther off course than we thought when it comes to cutting carbon emissions and time to fix that is running out that is the bottom line of the UN's annual emissions gap report. It was released this week and found that carbon emissions hit a record high in two thousand seventeen they had been stagnant. For the previous three years looking ahead. Scientists say the world has to hit peak carbon emissions by twenty twenty just a couple of years away to stand a chance of keeping global warming. Well, below two degrees celsius or three and a half degrees Fahrenheit. Right now, we're on track for almost six degrees Fahrenheit of warming by the end of the century. The UN report found that about half of the G twenty is not on track to meet the carbon cuts. They promised in the Paris agreement. That includes the US, Canada, Australia and the European Union. This is the third high-profile climate report released this fall, and like the others it stresses the need for quick action. These findings will likely shape conversations that an important UN climate meeting in Poland starting next week at that meeting leaders of vulnerable nations, like the Marshall Islands are expected to lobby hard for more ambitious global climate targets, the world's Caroline Bieler there on the latest UN climate report. There are not many industrialized democracies that still use the death penalty. One of them is the United States and other is Japan here in the US support for capital punishment is waning. But in Japan, the death penalty still has broad support. Now, though, there's a case that's putting that to the test involves a man who is believed to have been the world's longest serving death row prisoner. Here's reporter Abigail Leonard. Every day in any weather. Eighty two year old awhile Huck Amata walks for five or six hours around the small city of Hamamatsu. Volunteer follows a few steps behind watching as he shuffles along. She's here to make sure he doesn't get hurt and can find his way home all other said the day. I know he's innocent. I don't believe it. I knew it. That's his sister. Hideko he lives with her. Now, she's eighty five and has spent most of her life fighting for him as a young, man. Hukou. Motto was a fighter to a professional boxer. Who later worked at a factory in nineteen sixty six when Hakamada was thirty the factory manager and his wife and two children were stabbed to death in their home. How Kamara was the only suspect police interrogated Hakamada for up to fourteen hours a day Hakamada said they beat him with sticks striking it. It's almost stunning how the interrogation went before finally on day twenty. Contest. David Johnson is a sociologist an expert on the Japanese Justice system at the university of Hawaii where I reached him by phone. He says false. Confessions are a major source of wrongful convictions in Japan Hakamada retracted his confession in court, but the court throughout all of his sworn statements except the one where he confessed at length. It's a little bit ironic that a court confined that forty three statements are unreliable and involuntary but the forty fourth one is both reliable and voluntary Hakamada was convicted and imprisoned for forty eight years thirty of them in solitary confinement. Every morning Hakamada would wake up at seven to find out if that would be the day he would die by hanging. Japan doesn't give prisoners advance warning of their executions. Typically, it's just an hour or two before the Ainu occurs at the inmate told that they're trying to calm. Back how come out his house? His sister shows me letters. He sent over the years. The earliest ones are from the nineteen sixties. All right. So this one says the report about the first trial showed evidence was faked and the court misinterpreted the facts. So I truly believe there will be a retrial, and I'll be cleared. I'm doing okay. So don't worry. And that's how he concludes all these letters, but in one thousand nine hundred eighty after twelve years of appeals the supreme court upheld his death sentence. He deco says that was a turning point for her brother, the domain. Lincoln. He knows you're getting a little after that. He told me that the man in the cell next to his head been taken away. And on the way out he said, so long. Hope you stay well, then never came back. And that was when the death penalty became real to him. And it was very scary. His letters from that time show his mind starting to unravel. He wrote about things like devils tormenting him in the shower. Great. The. That I could tell he was getting seriously mentally ill. So I visited every night. But sometimes he refused to see me. I kept going to tell him his family hadn't abandoned him. Then nearly fifty years after he was first imprisoned. Hakamada sister filed for a retrial based on new DNA evidence. His lawyers say come his blood did not match blood from the crime scene in two thousand fourteen a district court granted the retrial writing it was possible. That key evidence had been fabricated by investigators and that it was unjust to detain him. Because of the clear possibility he was innocent Hakamada was released to his sister role. Some of the engineer shackles. I didn't feel one I. Like, I think I remember that day. So clearly was smiling from the bottom of my heart. It was like I became myself again. But this is not the end of the story because in Japan prosecutors can appeal this past June the Tokyo High Court overturned the decision that said Hakamada free. The case now goes to the supreme court if how come of loses his appeal he could be reimprisoned and ultimately executed. It was a shock. Really? It was a shock. That's Kiyomi tuna guy Hakamada lawyer. She says returning someone to death row would be unprecedented in Japan, if not the world, they don't want to admit they fabricated the evidence, and they made mistake fifty years still. There have been concerns raised about how the DNA evidence was handled. But in the end, the court has allowed Hakamada to remain free on bail at his sister's house. Eight. A group has come together to support the hukou. Matas one member cooks them lunch every day. And she makes sure someone follows Hakamada on his walks. He doesn't seem to fully grasp his situation. But before he went out he told me himself how he was feeling. I feel good. I'm healthy. The worldly developing in becoming a good world, the companies tell you you can make a lot of money in the Saudis don't punish you anymore. A lot of what Hakamada says is pretty hard to understand. But his sister says it makes more sense if you know what his time in prison was like the guards were so harsh. She says that even now he's still uncomfortable around men. Scares you that the union this year even death row inmates? Do not animals you still human and they should be treated with humanity. So I do think Japan should get rid of the death penalty. As for my brother. Of course. I'd like the supreme court to say he's innocent. But she says if he gets to stay out of prison, maybe that's enough. For the world Abigail Leonard Tokyo..

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"abigail leonard" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"abigail leonard" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Russia is the capital of their caliphate at this caliphate that they declared at three years ago so in a sense when raqqa fools symbolically it is the end of their caliphate it wouldn't be the end of islamic state they will flee out of town they will go to other towns even if they lose all of this cities and territory it's probably not going to be the end of them full stop because as we've seen their very capable of carrying out attacks fall from their bases in syria in europe and elsewhere now we've been talking about rocket today in syria and for many days we've been talking about muscle in iraq and these two cities are part of this this ice controlled land that's shrinking but it still straddles syria in iraq is it continuing to shrink yes it is continuing to shrink and an assault on roaming mostly muslims pretty much done now the assault on on russia is part of that off the rack i think we'll we'll we'll see them a moving down towards there is or at further south into the east so that territory is shrinking but i think that doesn't necessarily mean that that powell vanishes the bbc's gabriel gatehouse he's just back from the front lines of the fight in rocco thank you my pleasure a story now about what happens to some of the millions of syrians who've been forced from their homes a tiny number of them had made their way to japan but the country is exactly putting out the welcome mat last year a record number of people applied for refugee status in japan ninety nine percent of them were rejected from tokyo abigail leonard has the story of one of the few syrians who did get asylum.

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