21 Burst results for "Alex Salmond"
"alex salmond" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast
"I mentioned that and Melissa had happened to have tipped an odor. But I knew we were talking about the pair of them. Did she tip something? No. No, anything women did win. Oh my God. He was wonderful. So but listen, again, she pulls a few rabbits out of the hat because Melissa and plenty of plenty of her selections are not particularly obvious that the first class and she does she very much does her research. She thinks outside the box. Yes, every night again, you have to tip it on songs. Yeah, you're forced into a position. Not the best data you have to take that one up. I hate, I hate doing that on talk sport too. Like genuinely hate doing almost always go against odds on favorites. And sometimes it pays and sometimes you're just kicking yourself afterwards going, what the hell? So obvious. So look, melis somebody that we'll get on the show hopefully sooner rather than later. And stop abusing Alex salmond. Do you know what, as I say that? They're not going to listen. They're just going to still do it. Because that's their mindset. So screw them. Hit the block button. No, you can do other Prius roots, too. And you're not. And praise is due to native river who I would agree with, by the way, in terms of, first of all, Colin and Joe tizard's form has completely turned around again. Another example of a yard that have turned around. Won the race in 2019. And Jon Jones junior riding a terrific form. I would prefer to be with him than protector at the prices. So we'll take the 94. Protect trans because I think it's got a fair bit to prove. I think this trip. Yeah. Imperial imperial law is the obvious alternative of noise to finish those last three starts. But I know David bass thought he was thought he was going pretty well at hater. When he came down last time I can't say I'm not saying that I thought he was traveling, especially well, although he may well have finished second in the way that given the given role of a guy at very tired and Bristol domain wasn't jumping with his usual fluency imperial law and certainly traveled okay. But it's interesting. I'm sure I heard David bush caught it afterwards saying he thought he was he thought he was taking a long and very good form. But we'll see here, but yeah, the point that he's going to fall in on Satan in 19 was the last three months. It's a bit of a concern for him. So I'd happily go for nearly instead, but it's a decent contest and it's not just a by no means a too much race. I'd love to see Sam Brian on a decent race here. I think it's a non easy task for everybody's hand is injury problems surrounds me, honey pollen. He promised me a very good stain cancer as a novice when he was coming off a long injury then as well, so I'd love to see him get his career back on track. But in terms of betting, it has to be negative. How many runs has he had? He's 9. Very few. 9. 9 years of age, 9 runs under rules. It's amazing. Never run at a point to point the run of the flat. Just quite remarkable. He's had the injury issues that he's had. So they've done well with them to win the prizes that they have one with them. So it would be nice to see him in the winners and closure. The best to look to Gordon and Tiger roll and James Bowen, great opportunity for him. Whether or not he can win is debatable, you can definitely place you can definitely get into the first three. He looks a picture. I'll put up the picture actually of myself in the Tiger as I just casually opened the door of his stall of his barn at Gordon's yard, he didn't stable one, obviously. And because he was kind of hiding from everybody as they were trying to get a photograph of him and I took him by the neck and brought him over and my good friend Jim Gallagher took a selfie with myself and the legend of the Tiger. And I've said this before as well, but Kevin Harry then goes it's all right that Kennedy did that because he's a horseman, but nobody else do that. I should have got barked for that. Imagine if he fell over, Jesus Christ. Got between his no harm. Thank God he didn't. And best looked at the Tiger, just come home safe and sound, but native Rory and I are with the beecher. Now this is going to be Rory del argue loves big handicap to get stuck into. And they don't come much bigger than the beach here. So important thing for you, Rory, is prices because that's going to have a big impact in terms of what it is you decide to get involved with. So currently, with your racing, clicky sportsbook. Snow leopard S is your 6 to one favorite along with.
"alex salmond" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"Definitely happened there was a distance developed both literally. Obviously london edinburgh were they're operating also and actually between the two. They didn't speak as much as it might have done. The a nicholas. John you wanted to make remarks who indian keep alexander loop as much as he might have liked but what really to two. Instances really attracted relationship was purely political. Which was after the twenty seven general when alexandra Lost his seat to a shoe as tokyo. On our p. The kremlin and television station that that when the very advocate with nick started very badly with the heat and that was the big political rig seems to be drifting for a while but that me and signified step towards the end the adventure and then of course when simon was accused of sexual misconduct. Jovic's scotsman did that was ruled on waffle by the session and said he was cleared. High co of of any criminality as you sit in your deduction with that point thing when jin alexander foster sculptures allegations not with really with relationship ended as she added you as as she was effectively forced to choose between. Are the two things that she wants to define her audition which is scottish national reserve and dry firm ended and feminism sushi decided this these allegations should be looked at but it's government interviews and alexandrian thought that was a departure of loyalty which he is just more than anything else people and david. This is the sort of the substance of your book. It's called blake cup. How unexcited nicholas sturgeon went to war. And we've discussed this. Before in kingston is best many times joining. Explain this extraordinarily complicated series of events of who knew what when who alleged what what was investigated how that was only investigator who said what about how it was badly investigated if you can just sort of sum up for us. What what did you think was the key with the key events in this in the Clearly alexander As we mentioned was cleared In a scottish court of any criminal wrongdoing but the the relationship between the two of them suffered irreparably. Yes so i think the key events actually did back to his time in office when as we know new at least two. Civil servants had raised informal issues with their line. Managers of bite alec salmon's behavior. Nothing was done about that at the time on the book explores the culture and alexander government at that time and hi there was failures in the civil service holiday judy of for their staff on the gd to deal with these types of issues when they arose when what what happens then is in. The timeline is quite key to this. Is that the me too movement. After the in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal. Better rupp's towards the end of twenty seventeen abdessemed. Time will most. Alex salmond is taken his. Tv she went rt. So that relationship breaking dawn politically is occurring up. Same time dot. Women come forward again to the scottish government on raise issues about alec salmon's alleged behavior nine. The scottish government has changed its procedures in the wake of the harvey weinstein's scandal and the metoo movement in the whole dry for social change. That was going on at that time. As as we all remember to lie. Retrospective investigation of Ministers first ministers on dot process begins with nicholas sturgeons knowledge about the scottish government begins to investigate these to the complaints from women nicholas sturgeon and both alex salmond nicholas sturgeons. Activists learns of this from alex. Salmond meeting in their heis in airside should say in a meeting in nicholas sturgeon sauce in april twenty eighteen. He asked not intervene. She refuses during not meeting. He also tells her that. One of these investigations have been dealt with informally at the time. He apologized to the woman involved and he gives nicholas sturgeon for the first time his account of what happened and she feels that even by his conked of what happened which was subsequently revealed in the criminal court case that his behavior was not appropriate for first minister which is why in your package. Their yard token invite while being revealed suggestive questions about for For public office are not so the trust is broken herve juicy e the trust that she had him broken because of that in his view the trust that he had an hers broken because he could snuffing higher than loyalty and he feels that she is being disloyal by now buckingham in a situation and intervening what was subsequently learns that the scottish government make an obsolete cock-up of the investigation It's It's kept out of the court of session in the most humiliating. A fashion costs taxpayer. More than half a billion pollens And we have a criminal investigation going on simultaneously which as we know it will ultimately leads to his acquittal on all charges which leaves us neither the situation not officially those two scottish government this to the to the complaints to the scottish government by the two women are still officially on the books of the scottish government because while the court decided was not that the complaints had numeric but the investigation was procedurally unfair. So that's the picture. How how they sort of came from being Great allies to how it's all fallen apart. But you you detail in your book came and for the last few minutes we have. This is what this means now. Going forwards nicholas surgeon was committed laying out a timetable voice second independence referendum within one hundred days of the elections back in may. When are we on that. All the prospects of a second independence where and what impact does her feud without unexamined. 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"alex salmond" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"Collaborating strongly with about the whole affair. And i thought let's look back because i admire the way that monica lewinsky has been in the last six years particularly wonderful. Ted talk taught in some schools about shaming and cyber bullying attitudes to victims mail as well as female so. I thought let's look back at the way. She was seeing the way she was treated while clinton hillary road on regardless in the end after that scandal and let me just remind some of our younger listeners. That of course. She was reported to have had an affair with the president. Wasn't she absolutely unfair which he denied and then it was. It was proven by various things not least stain on a certain blue dress. And so on. And clinton's saying i did not have sex with that woman and in fact one of the loyally sort of defenses of that was that she was doing all the work. They don't draw your pictures as a family show holiday but anyway she she was. She was absolutely monster in every direction and hugely humiliated and she became an international joke. And even people who you'd have thought would have been decent about her in like erica younger. Nancy friday they kind of added in the the sort of the the jeering about blow jobs and so on. But what i wanted to do. Reflect these days after weinstein epstein on the metoo campaign and time's up. We actually hard on men in these cases and less prone to label. Women's just wicked temptress trump's and it was all her fault. She tempted him This if you want to see some fairly disgusting views about men and women and affairs and blame Today just look among some of the comments on the piece in the times in these miserable old dinosaurs who hate women have not quite gone away yet but It's just interesting to reflect on this. But i would advise anyone younger. Who doesn't know about the scandal actually to read the column. Because i do. I do run through it quickly and unexplained. What happened how she was yet. It is fascinating. Go how somebody who as you say was treated with Such a program at the time and And has managed to rebuild her life Rachel there's such an interesting column from and it reminded me we'll see you know. Even nigel lawson has abandoned the word slut from her one of her favourite rasberry puddings and there has been a sort of change of attitude and priorities. And sometimes i people criticize the metoo movement. They say oh you know. The pendulum swung too far. And it's now been all anti man and you. Women are getting too aggressive assertive but she unless the pendulum swings. You don't have that shift of attitudes and is it just sort of a mind to me. Actually how important it is that sometimes even if the swint pendulum sometime swings a little bit too flawed to start with that's the way of addressing balance that needed to be redressed The way in which monica lewinsky was treated was really appalling compared to Bill clinton in that situation. Although i think you're right liberty it's not all hunky dory you think they're the diff. You can't imagine female. Prime minister with multiple children for multiple relationships. Not getting away with it in the way that boris johnson has but even you know hit it so often his wife who gets criticized more than he does still. Everything's so there is still sexism. The pendulum has swung which is a good thing. And there's also something about women and women because of course the great betrayer of monica lewinsky was linda tripp. Who secretly recorded a lot of phone calls where she sort of urged to talk more about the clinton affair and then then gave them all to the the prosecutors. The impeachment i mean. Linda tripp's behaviors awful hillary clinton referred to the paw sort of twenty two to twenty four year old girl. Who had these nine encounters with her husband a a narcissistic loony tune in oshii just dismissed rather than dismissing bill who she referred to maybe sales just. He was always a hard dog to keep on the porch. Now i think the great thing is no one saying this. Now people like alex salmond people much are men now and that's probably a good thing much silo of men just time for a very quick touch on the story. We were talking about a little earlier. The triple lock on pensions institute for government adding to the pressure on richie soon neck to scrap it because it would ensure a bumper increase in the state pension. This year. rachel. What do you make of this. I think really soon next desperate to scrap this triple note which is looking increasingly illogic and sort of have to remember the point about this trip was to make the situation fair for pensioners but the problem is now if pensions get sort of nine percent increases which is what seems to be coming down the track if they look stays in place. That's unfair to people of working age. So this is sort of You know wood for the trees thing hit this whole point was about fairness and actually the dangerous. It's becoming on staff of people of working age on there is going to have to be money raised and this seems to compete the obvious and natural way to do it. The problem is prime minister. Who is worried about alienating. His older tory voters But i think the chances just got to face him down libby of your they would be a lot a lot of flack political flak for breaking a manifesto commitment. Do you think you should i think. Rather less flack than you would expect. I think that nine percent would be outrageous. Why should it keep pace with everything. These triple values is atrocious So speaking as a pensioner i i think The triple lock has to go. I'll tell you something else they could do. Something about the defer deferral rule i deferred pension for ten years didn't draw state venture for ten years afterwards entitled simply because i didn't particularly need it and now i discover almost my horror that it's gone up considerably and i got about one and a quarter times. What my husband gets even more. Who had his own time and this just seems to me a desperately unfair thing and they should put some work into that. I don't think there'd be nearly as much flack. I don't think elderly. Tory voters are that obsessed with their own incomes. A i think. I think they would accept much mortar increase. I should say there's one who's not going to be too happy about it. Andrews got in touch from enfield. He says the state pension is not a state benefit. I paid into my state pension for fifty seven years. Leave the triple lock alone of. That is what the child was going to have to. Ten with that was libby purvis and rachel sylvester up next writing the populist wave and now it's time for this i'll.
"alex salmond" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Would be home for christmas and i rose and warm jack straw. Our troops will not be home turn christmases hence he laughed. He invited the house to laugh. Or how would they laughed. But they're not laughing now almost twenty christmases hence i hope. The war ends on nine eleven. Twenty twenty one. But i will never forgive the donkeys that led so many lions to their deaths and disfigurement on the planes and in the mountains of afghanistan. Lastly although i had intended to talk about other issues perhaps i'll get a chance to do so later. I want to a comment on the fact that on the third of me i have accepted an invitation from bbc. Scotland for a twenty minute debate against alex salmond. My rival in the scottish parliament elections. As a matter of fact. Mr salmond has already agreed to an earlier debate at the end of this month. Under the aegis of possibly the greatest living scotsman. Andrew neil and spectator tv and so. That's two debates between me. And alex salmond before polling day on the sixth of me but wait but wait the spokesman for mr salmond said and i quote just twenty four hours ago. Alex salmond will not be debating. George galloway of george galloway turns up to such a debate. He will be debating himself now. I'm here to say to you. That cannot possibly be true. Because first of all i've accepted and he's accepted The first debate the second debate. Well that's a bit of a no brainer which candidates going to turn down. Twenty minutes of live political debate with me three days before polling day. That would mean that. Mr salmon had become publicity shy or else a coward and that wouldn't be the common the i know who is neither publicity shy nor a coward. So i'm expecting to see you mr salmon at both of these debates. Or you've got some explaining to do not to me not to bbc scotland about to the scottish people about why you are field to debate separatism with me now the truth is the alex salmond will have to turn up. Perhaps his seat in hollywood will depend upon it. perhaps mine will depend upon it. It's actually in scotland's interest that the real deal other beverages are available are both end the scottish parliament after all. There are precious few parliamentarians hollywood in the scottish parliament. I think the has to be room for two of us. See you at the debates..
"alex salmond" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Can't see and feel the presence of the elephants. The elephants in this contest are alex. Salmond the me. Separatism vouchers unionism. Let's get o'malley. I'm sure there'll be plenty of people would be happy to film it. Sputnik has been launched to give you a closer look at everything happening in the world radio telling the untold. The mother of all talk shows join our faculty of legends contributors and callers. Everyone is welcome to say that. Mr alex salmond. Well me courtesy of mr andrew. Neil and on spectator.
Nicola Sturgeon is unfit to lead Scotland, Alex Salmond tells inquiry
"Alex salmond says nicholas. Sturgeon government isn't fit to lead scotland. His appearance was hotly anticipated and his words were damning. An accent has claimed. The leadership of scotland has failed the country and he suggested it's not fit to lead it to independence more than four hours. He gave evidence to a hollywood inquiry. It's examining the scottish government's botched investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him. The former first minister set personnel rather than institutions. Were at fault you can read about what he's called a calculated and deliberate suppression of key evidence and we have a blow by blow account in our politics live blog.
Alex Salmond tells Holyrood inquiry Scotland's leadership has failed
"Appearance was hotly anticipated and his words were damning. An accent has claimed. The leadership of scotland has failed the country and he suggested it's not fit to lead it to independence more than four hours. He gave evidence to a hollywood inquiry. It's examining the scottish government's botched investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him. The former first minister set personnel rather than institutions. Were at fault
"alex salmond" Discussed on X96
"Stepped in to help him win approval for a Scottish golf course in 2007. It's falling apart, according to the Guardian. In a tweet tribute, Donald Trump said that you know, on the occasion of Sean Connery's death. Trump said that he had trouble securing planning permission for his golf course but that the late actor had stepped in and shouted and shouted. Let him build the damn thing. No such event ever happened. A local official who oversaw the planning permission process at the time told the Guardian. Mr Connery was supportive of the project after approval for it was given According to British newspaper The Daily Express. Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said that the president's tweets this is not a time for tweeting silly key claims man. From Connery is dead. He was a great Scotsman. No time for tweeting that sort of thing. A local official in Scotland said that the claim by President Trump was, of course ridiculous. Ah, in Ah, surprised. Very important sports didn't have this. Two of America's best known athletes say they're going to get married. Yes, a professional soccer player, Meghan Rapid knew Announced her engagement Friday, You know? Oh, Pino. Ah, That's what I always I know that it looks like rapid. No, I know And I know that it's that it's Repeat, repeat, No, but I always want to say a rapid know when I was. I can't remember a professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe. Announced her engagement Friday after Pope proposing to her longtime girlfriend Sue Is a bird. I think, bird, okay? Ruffino posted a photo showing her down on one knee, placing an engagement ring on Miss Bird's finger by an infinity pool. Looking out over the water. Barry's House. President Trump's comment. At a rally after Dr Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, said the country could not be positioned Mohr poorly. What the doc put Donald Trump say, I think I might fire him. President Trump suggested that You might fire Dr Fauci after election day, further escalating the tension between his administration and the nation's top infectious disease expert as the number of new Corona virus cases in the United States reaches record highs. Mr. Trump spoke well past midnight, a theme Miami Opa Locka executive Airport in Florida. At his fifth and final rally of the day. At one point, he began reciting a familiar complaint. About the news media's continued coverage of the virus. His grousing led the crowd to chant Fire. Fauci Fire! Fauci! Mr Trump listened in silence for a few moments before remarking. Well, don't tell anybody. But let me wait and tell a little bit after the election. I appreciate the advice because what benefit is it for Dr Fauci to invent trouble and make it sound worse than what? How does he benefit? He owns a lot of stock in the all of these. All of these vaccine companies. You know, there's a lot of stock. That's Donald Trump that has the Gina Don't don't push those conspiracy theories also just want to know. I just think you don't Get two get $2000 for every corona virus death in the country. They don't think past the Yeah, he's saying this. It's wrong. But why would he do that? What? What Rational reason would he have for making that is not. There was united. On Friday. Ogden's Lantern House homeless shelter Announced 48 people staying there. Had tested for covert 19 Lantern House is the largest homeless shelter in the state. When you have 300 people living in an environment like this Well, we knew it would probably happen, said Melissa Fry Gang, a spokesperson for the Weaver Morgan Health Department. On October 23rd. The shelter had its first case of covert 19 since it started testing residents in March. Fry Gang said that the shelter then took the steps to quarantine anybody who was in contact with the person who tested positive. Anyone who was in close contact with that individual was also tested. By October 26 Lantern House. And the county Health Department began to find more people who are showing symptoms. In fact, a facility began to Test residents throughout the week. Through the Midtown Community Health Center, which operates within Lantern House. In a statement sent Fox the lander and how shelter said By Friday, October 30th. They had conducted 220 tests and found 48 total cases in the facility. 37 of those paper work single Man nine, where single women One was a single mother staying in the facility. With her child. Nine. 150,000 Ballots in Utah. Captain. Process. That's nearly a million ballots here in Utah. Nearly a million Utahns have already voted. As of Sunday morning, 951,178 ballots have been processed by county clerks in Utah. Now that number doesn't reflect the total number of people who have submitted their ballots. The site says The ballots received by county clerks, officers but not yet been processed, are not included in the tally. Sundays total. Is 100,000 increase since two days prior a za Friday So these numbers are Astoundingly large. And if you have either put your ballot in a ballot, actual ballot box or if you've mailed it, you contract hit that vote dot Utah dot gov. It'll tell you If it's been received and process, they don't actually count them till election day. They just process them and put them in a pile. Like okay, thes have command. We're waiting for the other ones to count. But you know, it's amazing and now Donald Trump in the presidential race will win Utah's vote. But there are a lot of other things that are important to be voting for. Besides that. And so that's why I think it's great to see that number. And I think you and I hope everyone if you have a ballot sitting there, and you haven't filled it out. You should you really should vote because it's important for some of these other things that are on.
"alex salmond" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Let me say at the outset Edison of any criminality whatsoever. Long process of judicial review made it clear that to respect the court that would make no comment until proceedings had concluded that I did the statement I made on the steps of the quarter session two weeks ago now that these proceedings criminal proceedings alive is even more important to respect the court. And therefore, the only thing I can say is I refute. Absolutely. These allegations are criminality and fight myself to the utmost in court many commentators are now wondering whether the arrest of the former first minister and undoubtedly the SNP's most well known face cooed to have a negative fallout for the drive for independence Alexander's successor. First minister nNcholas sturgeon claims. That's not the case that the independence movement is quote, bigger than any one man and insists she'll be setting out plans for. Second independence referendum in the coming weeks. Stewart Stevenson is a member of the Scottish parliament, far the SNP, and as a former government minister who served under Alex Salmond, and he joins me on the line now. Mr Stevenson, how concerned are you regardless of what the eventual outcome might be a scandal of this magnitude, Mike cast, a shadow over the SNP, politically the is, of course, substantially bigger than a single individual oval that individual. Of course, was very much central to the party's success over recent years, and the evidence I have from talking to members of the party and making members of the public does not immediately suggest does a dramatic problem. Because people know that the central purpose of the SMP is independence for Scotland. And that is much more. What people will decide political affiliation on than anything that pertains to a single individual. The party is bigger than one person. There was a fairly lukewarm. Response from the SNP when he launched his chat show in Russia's today. And then he actually left the party in August last year during as judicial review against the Scottish government over handling of sexual misconduct charges more recently. He's criticized the party after its website. No has no mention of his name in its history section. Is it safe to say that the SNP is doing all it can't distance itself from Alex? I don't think that truly an issue because in the public mind knowledge, salmon has been positive the SMP success and deserves credit for the contribution that he's made to the cause of independence. But the masses that you you've just talked about pretty simple. He's leaving the party his taking a show on Russia today show that. Issues that might be have been fought with creates a difficulty with the SNP have in fact been invisible. So that's what I think that shows that we have a party which United same achieving independence for Scotland. They we have a population in Scotland to understand with that proposition means and it's not about a single individual. It's not even about a single political party. It's about the overarching requirement for us to take powers into our hands in Scotland and do things much better than we're seeing is happening at Westminster, and I think the travails of individuals and the actions have been dirigibles significantly Trump. If I can use that world by the overarching idea of Scottish independence, Stewart Stevenson, their SNP member of the Scottish parliament and a former minister in these Scottish government under Alex Salmond. Of course, not everyone shares Stewart. Stevenson's optimism and one man who does think that these events are already creating a division within the SNP is the party's former deputy leader, Jim Sylla's, once a close ally of Alex Salmond Sylla's broke away from the party leadership in the early ninety s this is result of the party allowing the Costa personality developer, Alex. And then allergic to develop earned the analogy of the stud. You. The debate on policy. This is a divide on personalities and over the time of the development of the to the personalities the. Initiating p is our party has been holiday, intellectual. And so it really is not in a very good possession. To manage this particular crises. Former deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, Jim sellers. Strict reporting laws in Scotland mean that wants a criminal case becomes live journalists and indeed members of the public using social media are heavily restricted in what they can. And can't say only the name of the accused, and the charges levelled against them are permitted any further detail about the background to a case is not allowed in case, it prejudices the outcome given that there is a surreal quiet in political and journalistic circles around this undoubtedly huge case here in Scotland, and that's likely to last for some time as no date has been fixed for the trial yet, Alex Salmond legal team will obviously be working to avoid the case going to court. But in the event that it does it will likely be before a jury at the high court, and it could be at least a year from now before that begins Jack foster d w Edinburgh. For germany. You're listening inside Europe. A damning report says the German military lax equipment and recruits to discuss DWI security, correspondent Thomas Sparrow is on the line. Hello thomas. Hello, keith. Nice to be with you. Welcome back to inside Europe. Tell us more while this parliamentary Bundeswehr report is a regular report presented by the Bundestag military Commissioner who is now called HansPeter batters. And obviously his goals client find precisely where there are problems within the German military. We can summarize those problems as has already been summarized saying that the German military is under quip under-equipped understaffed and over late bureaucratic. This is certainly not good news for job in the military that has been trying in the last few years to play a more important role internationally embedded in sort of bigger missions within NATO, for example, or UN missions in different parts of the world. It's author born into stress this is not necessarily. New. It's not the first time that we hear that the German military has very serious problems. In fact, that's a big topic here in Germany, and it's always a topic. When these reports come out, by the fact, that now this this report also came out stressing all these issues just makes that debate more important in Germany as Germany tries to pay a more important role internationally. And how do these issues affect day-to-day operations? According to the report, they do affect a day to day operations when soldiers for example, have to rely on civilian helicopters. If they want to be moved from one part to the next or vital equipment that they have to borrow. And again, this is not new we've heard previously reports of equipment that the military has that either outdated or not not fully operational that they can't use at any given time that they're struggling to fill key positions that the maintenance is also affected that training problems are suffering training programs are suffering. So you can see there are lots of issues is a wide range of issues here that have been stress on various occasions to mention precisely that the German military is having serious problems. Are we spoken about this before with you Thomas for why is it still happening specifically the Commissioner mentioned that it's not because of money, in fact, the budget rose? So the military does have. More money to buy equipment or to improve all these issues that we've been talking about it is saying that it is because of bureaucracy because there are all sorts of big problems that are not being handled properly. And he specifically mentioned the the issue of of the bundy's being too bureaucratic overly bureaucratic. And those are issues that he suggested in this particular case should be dealt with. It's also important to stress that this is not something that is just happening now in the last few years has had problems for a very long time that has to do with the changing role of Germany internationally, for example, well after reunification military, investment, decreased and back, then the military was only capable of certain deployments. But then for example, after the Crimea annexation of your years ago than Germany understood that it also had to increase its role internationally in a military way. And that came hand in hand with proposals from the government to increase the budget plan, improve all these problems. And that's why German Defense Minister line said that it's important to look at the long view when it comes to this. And at the point is where yes, it might have many problems, but according to her it is going in the right direction, and as part of that long term vision as far as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is concerned. I mean, part of her vision is a single European army for the future of the EU. What's that going to look like given the issues that the Bundeswehr are having? Well, obviously, this is an issue that for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and for the government is particularly important that idea of a common European army of common European goals when it comes to military terms. We spoke about that. In fact, last week when we were talking about this German-French renewed alliance, but it does raise questions as to how Germany will plan to do all this will plan to move forward with all these projects that it has not only this European army. But again, all these missions abroad, when if you look inside the German military, you see all these problems that are being presented by the Bundestag military Commissioner batters, so it does raise questions, and it does put pressure on the government to try and explain how all these things work together and very quickly. What else is in? This damning report. There are also two issues that have been discussed as a result of the report, namely, for example, the the number of reports of sexual harra. Something else that was stressed. The Commissioner said that there was now more awareness of this issue as well as some some very important cases that have been discussed and another issue that again is a long-term issue. Some that being discussed a lot in recent times is the the possibility of far-right networks within the within the military. The Commissioner said that that was a bit not his remedy that was beyond his Ramic, but he did stress that bond is is being alert and consistent, and it is dealing with this issue. The opposition on the other hand has criticized that's very often and it did. So again now by saying that they're presenting it as a series of isolated cases that downplayed the issue, and they should deal with that in a much better way. Thomas Sparrow, DWI security, correspondent, thank you very much for your expertise. You're listening to inside Europe. Twenty twelve law in the.
"alex salmond" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I'm Keith Walker in Bonn, Germany. You're listening to inside Europe last Thursday, January twenty fourth police in Scotland arrested Alex Salmond, the former Scottish first minister on multiple charges, including rape and sexual assault. Someone has been a prominent figure in Scottish and indeed UK politics since the late eighties. And his arrest is seen as a scandal. On an unprecedented scale foster has the latest from Edinburgh for me as as leader Thomas. Is nearly over. But for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream she'll never die. Alex, Salmond speaking on the morning of September nineteenth fourteen and I'm seeing his resignation as first minister of Scotland following defeat in the first independence referendum since the country became a part of the United Kingdom over three hundred years earlier for many, Alex Salmond. It wasn't only the figurehead, but the driving force of Scotland's twenty fourteen independence campaign having spent twenty years as the leader of the Scottish National Party. He's undoubtedly become one of the most influential figures not just in Scottish, but UK politics as a whole given that the news of his arrest last week charged with multiple counts of sexual assault has rocked Scottish politics to its core. The sixty four year old former first minister of Scotland appeared at Edinburgh sheriff court last Thursday when he was charged with fourteen offenses nine charges of sexual assault to of attempted rape to of indecent assault. And one breach of the peace. Mr. Salmond spoke to members of the press outside of the court where he maintained his position that he is innocent on all charges. So.
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"Needs to be read with a mirror and sketches of his inventions. Check walk. Also on the show scandal in Scotland we have the latest for you on Scotland's former first minister, Alex Salmond, he's been charged with attempted rape and sexual offenses. They stories and more coming up on inside Europe. The European Union has rejected any fresh talks over the Brexit withdrawal agreement between the block hands Britain, the president of the European Commission. John Claude Yonker said there would not be any new negotiations over the so-called Irish backstop. Helen Seaney has the details and this random of European news. British lawmakers want Prime Minister Theresa may to find alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop. That's a provision to try and keep an open border between island an e you Member State and Northern Ireland which is part of the UK, but senior EU officials have ruled out any more negotiations over the backstop European Commission. President Jean-Claude Yonker said the UK was increasing the risk of a so-called no deal. Brexit in other words, without a divorce agreement with Brussels Britain is due to leave the block on March the twenty ninth. A human rights fischel has expressed serious concern about the way French police have dispersed the yellow vest protesters. The council of Europe's Commissioner for human rights Dounia me a tool vich met. French officials this week to discuss rights issues, following two months of protests, more than two thousand people have been injured many extensively as a result of high velocity rubber projectiles used by the police the Commissioner said there was an urgent need to calm the situation in France and she warned against measures currently under debate in parliament the could limit people's right to demonstrate. The former president of Germany's central council of Jews has warned that anti semitism is presenting a grave threat to Europe's liberal postwar order. Shallow took no block was speaking. At a holocaust remembrance ceremony. In brussels. She said that radical groups on the political right and left as well. As radical Islamic groups might be very different, but they often shared anti semitic beliefs CNO block was especially critical of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK's opposition labor party. She said that under his leadership labor had become one of Europe's most flagrant problems in terms of institutionalized, political antisemitism. A.
"alex salmond" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Very much on Alex Salmond has appeared in court in Edinburgh charged with fourteen offenses, including two counts of attempted rape. The former Scottish first minister says he absolutely refutes all of the claims. He's also accused of nine charges of sexual assault to indecent assaults and a breach of the peace. Malaysian investigators have uncovered details of how fugitive financier Joe Jolo could have made financial gains from the entity that predated state fund one MD beam by looking into a one point two billion dollar bond sale in two thousand nine involving estates wealth fund local bankers. The type brokerage A M M B holdings, and for the first time study claims that being slim is sometimes down to DNA and not just willpower and hard work, researchers at Cambridge University say something people have internet advantage. Global news twenty four hours a day on Aaron a tick talk on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries. I'm Markus Karlsson. This is Bloomberg Anna interesting stories on thanks to Brexit and chancellor Philip Hammond has warned that leaving without a deal would betray voters. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Francine Lockwood at the World Economic Forum in Davos for business leaders this the deadline is only two months away, and that seems awfully close. But in the way, political negotiations happen, we are still at the phase where people are camped on their preferred outcome and the truth is too many people have not yet moved from their preferred outcome. To an acceptable outcome that allows a compromise. And that's the process that will happen over the next days and weeks is people recognizing that they cannot get their preferred outcome because there is a majority for it. And that we have to find a common ground that we can all live with we all accept which represents a sensible way forward for the country and protects the interests in living standards verge people is there a thirty percent chance that we get a no deal Brexit. Well, I'm not going to put a percentage on it. Clearly, there is a risk of no deal. That risk is very real and people need to remember that equally people on the other side need to recognize that there is a large body of opinion in parliament would seek to avoid no deal costs, including putting risk Brexit itself. And the the right answer here is to find a compromise in the middle around the deal, which avoids both of those extremes and allows Britain to proceed prosperously to a sensible future relationship with the European Union after we've left has a cabinet thought about a second referendum as a plan b. Well, there are real problems around the idea of second referendum, and there's clearly no majority for that. In parliament, what we have to focus on these ideas that are likely ultimately to be supported by a majority in parliament, and our judgment is that there is not majority for the second referendum idea. That was the UK chancellor Philip Hammond. Speaking to my colleague, Francine, LA in Davos for more on the Brexit story. I'm joined by Bloomberg's Brexit, Emma. Ross Thomas very good morning once again. So I mean, there's nothing like a ticking clock to focus the minds and bring people together. He he suggests what have we learned about Hammond's position than over the last twenty four hours subsequent to our interview with a meal. So then went on to speak controversy radio and didn't rule out. Not being in his post anymore. If they were to be a no deal, Brexit it. So he he's been he's been saying this morning. So I think what's happening is that the pressure is piling on Theresa May over the issue of Nodio Brexit, and the possibility of some kind of extension so Hammonds comments you have to see them reading in the context of the comments of one of his colleagues, amber Rudd, she has been pro remained. She's the patients minister, and she is she has been arguing for a free vote when when parliament next week votes on all kinds of possible Brexit options, including the option to take no deal off the table. I'm a rod what's set to be a free vote on that. And Hammond comment sort of suggests that he might agree with that. The high noon comment comment about high noon, but also this idea that he you know, he wouldn't he wouldn't rule out resigning if if there was an ideal Brexit, so that does seem to be perhaps some sympathy for the idea of taking no deal on the table. And that we'll see more about that next week. But that does seem to be getting momentum. The other thing that's gaining momentum next week is this amendment on the Irish backstop, and the government this this amendment basic was for time limit on the Irish backstop it obviously parliament cannot negotiate their Brexit deal. But what parliament can do is show that there is majority support for time on the backstop, and the government has sort of indicated they might well back this amendment. And if it does pass, and that would send a powerful message to Brussels and give something concrete for tourism effort to fight for when she goes back now. We must point out. The EU has repeatedly refused to reopen the backstop. But it would be helpful trees may perhaps if parliament did vote for the next week, right? And we'd have to see how the would respond because the pound is being pushed higher this morning by reports the DP could back her and putting a time news on the backstop would seem one way to win the round. Yes. Perhaps the pound has slightly over reacted saying is. Well, the DP has said it will do according to the sun. The DP says the they will support the deal if it gets changed. And of course, that is quite a big f as the EU has repeatedly ruled out and the pound has had some of these games this morning. So perhaps traders listening than Emma one thirty eight is where we trade on the pound that is up by just one tenth of a percent right now. Thank you very much, Emma. Ross thomas. Bloomberg's Brexit's we'll see conversations about Europe, more broadly. When we come back straight ahead on Bloomberg daybreak Europe, the says economic risks have moved to the downside executive board member. Then Walker tells Bloomberg it's too early to tell if rates will rise in two thousand nineteen more from that interview coming up next. This is Bloomberg. With.
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"In the telegraph claims that rocking babies after they fall asleep could help boost their brain power, which now makes me very upset because we for the first three months of her life. We had her in a Rockin play, which is one of those little beds that has motor. As it goes up and down which is not great for, you know, people in the same room, but she loved it and protested when we moved her to a crib a, but apparently, according to a new study, this is something rocking as you. Sleep will make you more refreshed and more more sort of. Psychologically capable when you wake up in the morning, and they have they have extrapolated this to say that babies should perhaps be rocked while they sleep in order to boost their brain power. Well, the times fix up on this and says, it's not just the babies. It says that being gently swayed while you slumber, also Bruce memory out of it should happen to us too. It should it should in this perhaps explains why so many of us tend to fall asleep and wake up refreshed from a lovely train nap or car ride nap. I have to say I sleep up slightly the best on airplanes as long as it's flatbed of kind of. Lots of lumber flights. I get. Are you are you going to buy a fifteen million pound home? Now. Listen, just before we go. I want to have quick chess about Alex Salmond because he is all over the papers. He was Scotland's first minister he's being accused of fourteen counts, including attempted rape. Which is extremely Scotland. Is hugely shocked by this. Yes, I'll Solomon for for those who don't follow British politics was the leader of the Scottish National Party. Who led the ultimately unsuccessful Scottish independence referendum in two thousand fourteen and then step down handover to nNcholas sturgeon? Him being charged with rape is and sexual assault and various other offenses, obviously, we the it's an ongoing investigation. So we can't comment on the substance of the charges. But the the fact that someone who is so recently such a powerful figure in Scotland at a time when Scotland which is massively in favor of remaining in the EU, and where there is now agitation for a new independence referendum if Britain crashes out of the EU, so that's calling conceivably reapply to join. I think is going to throw Scottish politics for loop at a time when it's already in a very very fragile and sort of fungible state and finally just a challenge I turned anybody to investigate with Hugh Laurie has changed his job because there are all these pictures of Alex Salmond on the front pages of the newspaper. He's flanked by save rather good-looking policeman. Who is the spit of Hugh, Laurie. Well, he could be he could be doing research for a new rule many houses moonlight. Jacob carquinez. Thank you very much. Indeed. Now still to come on the program. We'll get around up from devils as well. As the business news with Louis Kupa. I'm we'll find out why paulie willful is.
"alex salmond" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The US Senate has defeated two competing bills to reopen the government, but President Trump says there are other options for resolving the government standoff. I have other alternatives. If I have to use those alternatives. Do I have to go through the system we have to have a wall in this country. Trump did not elaborate on those alternatives. But has said he retains the option of declaring a national emergency to get the money. He wants to pay for wall. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Thursday to discuss a plan to end the partial shutdown. They left the meeting without telling reporters what they discussed US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is questioning why furloughed federal workers don't just take out loans to tide them over during the shutdown. Ross made the comments during a CNBC interview about federal employees having to turn to food banks and homeless shelters. The US census bureau has released a new. Report on public reaction to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty cents. NPR's Hansie Lewan reports that most of the comments are negative. The Trump administration is fighting seven lawsuits over adding to the twenty twenty cents is a question that asks is this person a citizen of the United States government of received close to one hundred thirty eight thousand public comments about that question response to a Federal Register notice around ninety nine percent of them are against including the question, according to the census bureau's analysis, very says around half of those comments about the question where submitted using a template document Trump administration says it wants to question to veteran force the Voting Rights Act, but US district judge Jesse Furman has concluded that reasoning is a quote sham. Justification the Justice department is appealing the judge's ruling on Zillow Lewan NPR news, New York Venezuela's. Embattled President Nicolas Maduro says he's calling his diplomats home from the United States. But the Trump administration is keeping its embassy. Incorrect. Arcus open while recognizing Venezuela's self-declared. Interim president NPR's Michelle Kellerman has more secretary of state Mike Bombayo says Medeiros government is illegitimate. And so two was his order to expel US diplomats found peyot says the US will do what it can to help. The interim president one Guido with an initial twenty million dollars in humanitarian aid as a friend of the Venezuelan people. We stand ready to help them even more depth, the begin the process of rebuilding their country and their economy from the destruction wrought by the criminally incompetent and illegitimate Madero regime. State Department official says there are no plans to close the US embassy, though, family members and non essential employees are being evacuated as Menards. The US will do it's needed to quote, keep our people safe. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department on Wall Street, stocks closed mixed on discouraging signs about US. China trade talks the Dow Jones industrials lost twenty two points. The NASDAQ gained forty seven. This is NPR news. Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned. Thursday after a newspaper published an old photo of him impartial drag and black face secretary of state. Michael Airtel is seen wearing a t shirt with the words Katrina victim Britain on it. The photo reportedly was taken months after the deadly storm at a time when he was endorsed by politicians in both political parties or tells resignation came hours before he was to testify Thursday before state legislative committee about election lawsuits. Former Scottish former first minister let Alex Salmond is facing attempted rape and sexual assault charges. Salmond insists that he is innocent NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London summoned a major figure in British politics faces two charges of attempted rate nine of sexual assault in two of indecent assault. He made no plea during a hearing and was released on bail Salman told reporters he couldn't say much because of court rules. The only thing I can say is.
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"He there dossier. Johnson today. One across America explores the future of healthcare. Hundreds of rural hospitals are either closing or at risk of closing many are in states that resisted expanding Medicaid. We'll see what's happening in one Kansas town and consider how rural hospitals might survive. Then we wrap up our series of listeners suggested topics with a question, what would federal health care for all cost us Medicare for all has become a progressive rallying cry. If you could get it would you want it, and where would the money come from? We'd love to hear from you comment on our Facebook page or tweet us at one eight. The US Senate has defeated two competing bills to reopen the government, but President Trump says there are other options for resolving the government standoff. I have other alternatives. If I have to use those alternatives. I have to we want to go through the system we have to have a wall in this country. Trump did not elaborate on those alternatives. But has said he retains the option of declaring a national emergency to get the money. He wants to pay for wall. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Thursday to discuss a plan to end the partial shutdown. They left the meeting without telling reporters what they discussed US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is questioning why furloughed federal workers don't just take out loans to tide them over during the shutdown. Ross made the comments during a CNBC interview about federal employees having to turn to food banks and homeless shelters. The US census bureau has released a new report on public reaction to the Trump administration's decision. To add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty senses NPR's. Honolulu Wong reports that most of the comments are negative. The Trump administration is fighting seven lawsuits over adding to the twenty twenty cents is a question that asks is this person a citizen of the United States government received close to one hundred thirty eight thousand public comments about that question in response to a Federal Register notice around ninety nine percent of them are against including the question. According to the census bureau's analysis bureau says around half of those comments about the question were submitted using a template document, the Trump administration says it wants to question to better enforce the Voting Rights Act, but U S District judge Jesse Furman has concluded that reasoning is a quote sham. Justification the Justice department is appealing the judge's ruling on Zillow NPR news, New York Venezuela's. Embattled President Nicolas Maduro says he's calling his diplomats home from the United States. But the Trump administration is keeping its embassy in Caracas open while recognizing Venezuela's self declare. Interim president NPR's. Michelle Kellerman has more secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says Medeiros government is illegitimate. And so two was his order to expel US. Diplomats Pompeo says the US will do what it can to help. The interim president one Guido with an initial twenty million dollars in humanitarian aid as a friend of the Venezuelan people Wisden ready to help them even more up to begin the process of rebuilding their country and their economy from the destruction wrought by the criminally incompetent and illegitimate Madero regime. State Department official says there are no plans to close the US embassy, though, family members and non essential employees are being evacuated. As spokesman adds the US will do it's needed to quote, keep our people safe. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department on Wall Street, stocks closed mixed on discouraging signs about US. China trade talks the Dow Jones industrials lost twenty two points. The NASDAQ gained forty seven this is NPR news. Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper published an old photo of him in partial drag and black face secretary of state. Michael Airtel is seen wearing a t shirt with the words Katrina victim Britain on it. The photo reportedly was taken months after the deadly storm at a time when he was endorsed by politicians in both political parties or tells resignation came hours before he was to testify Thursday before state legislative committee about election lawsuits. Former Scottish former first minister, Alex Salmond is facing attempted rape and sexual assault charges. Salmond insists that he is innocent NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London summoned a major figure in British politics faces two charges of attempted rate nine of sexual assault in to indecent assault. He made no plea during a hearing and was released on bail someone told reporters he couldn't say much because of court rules. The only thing I can say.
"alex salmond" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump says any deal on border security must include a large down payment for a southern border wall. We have to have a wall in this country. We have criminals pouring into our country, and I'm not talking about the southern border stay there. They go through permeate all throughout the country, including places like Wisconsin. A lot of a lot of different places and. That's the problem. The president's spoke from the White House shortly after the Senate rejected two competing bills that would have reopened the government NPR's. Susan Davis reports the Senate rejected President Trump's proposal requesting five point seven billion for a border wall in exchange for temporary changes to immigration laws. Senators also rejected a democratic proposal to reopen. The government for two weeks in order to try and negotiate a border security deal. The next steps are unclear house. Democrats led by speaker Pelosi are working on a proposal to outline all of the border security priorities. Congress is willing to fund it is not expected to include money to build new physical barriers along the us Mexico border. Meanwhile, federal workers will miss their second paycheck on Friday. Susan Davis NPR news the capitol. Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer are meeting on Capitol Hill at this hour in an attempt to reach an agreement to end the partial government shutdown just short time ago. President Trump suggested he would support whatever they came up with. The shutdown has stretched into its thirty four th day with hundreds of thousands of government employees to miss their second paycheck tomorrow, Alex Salmond, the former political leader of Scotland has been charged with attempted rape and sexual assault as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London seven insists he's innocent summoned a major figure in British politics faces two charges of attempted rate nine of sexual assault in to indecent assault. He made no plea during a hearing and was released on bail someone told reporters he couldn't say much because of court rules only thing I.
"alex salmond" Discussed on KCRW
"Only thing I can say is I refute. Absolutely. These allegations of criminality. And I will defend myself to the end court police began investigating Salmond after the Scottish government looked into complaints of sexual harassment. But this month the government admitted it had mishandled that investigation and created the appearance of bias against Salmond salmon became first minister of Scotland in two thousand seven but stepped down in two thousand fourteen after the failed Scottish independence referendum. Frank langfitt. NPR news London. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he'll order the closure of its embassy and all consulates in the United States. The move comes a day after he broke off diplomatic relations in response to US recognition of an opposition leader as interim president secretary of state Mike Pompeo today, reiterated that position on Wall Street, the Dow was down twenty two points. You're listening to NPR news from Washington from southern California. It's KCRW news at three or four. Good afternoon. I'm Steve Chia. Take is here's what you need to know. Right now, northern California's major electricity and natural gas. Provider says it is still in deep trouble. Despite the fact that it's been cleared of causing a twenty seventeen wine country fire that killed nearly two dozen people state. Investigators said today that electrical equipment from private resident started the tubs fire, which then spread across Napa and Sonoma counties. It was not any equipment from Pacific Gas and electric now. Still the utility company says it faces extensive lawsuits and a deteriorating financial situation because of the fires in two thousand seventeen and ones that happened last year as well deadly fires still the utility company says it faces extensive lawsuits and the tubs fire was one of the more than one hundred seventy the torch the state in October of two thousand seventeen some breaking news here in the L A area. The one on one freeway is shut down your mission road. This is near the overpass due to a person atop a freeway sign in the Boyle heights area. So both sides of the one on one. If you're in downtown LA or just east of LA in Boyle heights, watch out there, you're gonna come up to some big traffic in. In that neck of the woods, and we'll have more on that coming up fresh off his win in Los Angeles, helping to broker a deal in the teacher strike L A mayor Eric Garcetti is in Washington exploring his presidential potential. He's attending the US conference of mayor Garcetti focusing on dispelling, the narratives of the urban rural divide those of us who live in cities who governed in cities. No that that is patently false. He also called for unity flexing. What may portend a message for his presidential bid America right now is crying out for leadership, the leadership that I know exists in this room leadership that is focused on winning a future that is increasingly complicated and confusing. If not threatening Garcetti has not said, formerly whether he will run he says, stay tuned support for NPR comes from K Buxbaum supported the David Gilkey and wwwl tomato memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and.
"alex salmond" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump says any deal on border security must include a large down payment for a southern border wall. We have to have a wall in this country. We have criminals pouring into our country, and I'm not talking about the southern border stay there. They go through it. They permeate all throughout the country, including places like Wisconsin. A lot of a lot of different places and. That's the problem. The president's spoke from the White House shortly after the Senate rejected two competing bills that would have reopened the government NPR's. Susan Davis reports the Senate rejected President Trump's proposal requesting five point seven billion for a border wall in exchange for temporary changes to immigration laws. Senators also rejected a democratic proposal to reopen. The government for two weeks in order to try and go she ate a border security deal. The next steps are unclear how Democrats led by speaker Pelosi are working on a proposal to outline all of the border security priorities. Congress is willing to fund. It is not expected to include money to build new physical barriers along the us Mexico border. Meanwhile, federal workers will miss their second paycheck on Friday. Susan Davis NPR news the capitol. Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer are meeting on Capitol Hill at this hour in an attempt to reach an agreement to end the partial government shutdown just a short time ago. President Trump suggested he would support whatever they came up with. The shutdown has stretched into its thirty four th day with hundreds of thousands of government employees to miss their second paycheck tomorrow. Alex Salmond, the former political leader of Scotland has been charged with attempted rape and sexual assault as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London insists he's innocent summoned a major figure in British politics faces two charges of attempted rate nine of sexual assault in two of indecent assault. He made no plea during a hearing and was released on bail someone told reporters he couldn't say much because of court rules. The only thing I.
"alex salmond" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Hello. This is David Austin with the BBC news. The Democratic Republic of Congo has undergone the first peaceful transfer of power in its history with the swearing in of a controversial election, win FA leaks. Tshisekedi has president the problems Mr. Tshisekedi faced during the inauguration. Adrift by those he now faces including corruption guys Kurna was at the inaugural ceremony. We could see people chanting celebrating heavy some of them could even believe that. This was happening. It's a historic moment. However, we come from very far this has been a long journey because elections were delayed several times in the past few years. But also they were deadly protests and up to now some people still don't believe that the results real of the past elections. For example. The Catholic church did not send its representatives at this reading in ceremony because they believe that president Jessica d did not win this elections. Venezuela's defense minister Vladimir padrino has again accused the opposition leader Guido of launching a coup against President Nicolas Maduro surrounded by top military commanders. He said the armed forces would not allow Mr. Guido to divide the country. The US has urged all members of the organization of American states to recognize Mr. Guido has Venezuela's. Interim president John Paul is in Washington. This move by the Americans looks coordinated deliberate and carefully thought through the statement from the president is just the start of the process to force the Venezuelan leader from power and his secretary of state Mike Pompeo set out in unequivocal tabs. Why America is doing this? The regime of former President Nicolas Maduro is illegitimate his regime is morally bankrupt in light of these facts, we call on Venezuela security forces to ensure the protection of interim, president cueto's, physical integrity and his safety. Venezuela has ordered all American diplomats to leave the country. An order Mike Pompeo is ignoring her. Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has appeared in court in the capital Edinburgh on charges of attempted rape and sexual assault. He's been released on bail having been arrested earlier in the day. Change shore reports Mr. Salmond appeared at a short private hearing where he was told the charges against him. He made no plea or. Declaration, but he did speak briefly to the media outside the court. He said he strongly rejected all allegations of criminality. He said he had complete faith in the Scottish legal system and looked forward to his day. In court date has not yet been set for another hearing an internal Scottish government investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Salmond was carried out last year two weeks ago court ruled that that process against him had been unfair to Semin led the Scottish government for seven years until twenty fourteen will news from the BBC the government of the Central African Republic has been meeting representatives of fourteen of the country's armed groups at peace talks in neighboring Sudan. It's the eight attempt in the past six years to end a conflict that's displaced a quarter of the population and two thirds of the country dependent on international aid or seven previous peace agreements have collapsed. The most recent. Within a day. A US Senate panel has issued a formal request for testimony from President Trump's former lawyer on Wednesday Michael Cohen postponed to public appearance scheduled for the seventh of February before the house oversight committee he alleged that Mr. Trump it threatened his family. Mr. Trump said Mr. Cohen had only been threatened by the truth. It's not yet clear how Mr. Cohen response to the new subpoena. A United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions it heading heading to Turkey next week to evaluate the nature and extent of individual and state responsibility for the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal has shocked. You Sebastian Asha reports. This is an independent inquiry by onions karma who says she'll also be looking at what steps governments have taken in response to the killing of Jamal had stock in the Saudi consulate Instanbul last October after denials and various contradictory accounts. Saudi Arabia acknowledged that it's killed him. A number have been charged with five facing the death penalty that this is not dimmed widespread demands for greater transparency and accountability from the Saudis, particularly there any potential involvement of crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, rescuers have called off the search for the plane that went missing in the English channel three days ago. The Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala on board. They say the chances of him in the pie. Pilot surviving or extremely remote. Sala was flying to Cardiff. The local.
Alex Salmond, Scotland’s Former First Minister, Is Charged With Attempted Rapes
"Is ignoring her. Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has appeared in court in the capital Edinburgh on charges of attempted rape and sexual assault. He's been released on bail having been arrested earlier in the day. Change shore reports Mr. Salmond appeared at a short private hearing where he was told the charges against him. He made no plea or. Declaration, but he did speak briefly to the media outside the court. He said he strongly rejected all allegations of criminality. He said he had complete faith in the Scottish legal system and looked forward to his day. In court date has not yet been set
Argentina asks IMF for early release of standby funds, peso drops
"Izod Argentina has asked the International Monetary Fund for the early release of. A fifty billion dollar loan as fears grow about the country's dire economic situation the Argentine pencil has lost more than forty percent of its value, against the dollar this year the other Russia reports in a televised address. Present Modise you Markley said that the IMF funds would help balance the national. Budget and restore market confidence foreign investors are worried about the poor performance of the Argentine economy and high inflation this decision aims to eliminate any uncertainty. Said miss democracy when Argentina and the IMF, agreed to terms of the loan in may be some said he expected the. Economy to recover and didn't plan to use the money the opposition. Blames his centre-right policies and. Cuts to social, programs for the recession a former thief or vice president has been given a. Nine year prison term in the Iraq States says part of the. Investigation into corruption at world football's governing body Kwan Napa who's from Paraguay was convicted last year on charges of taking millions of dollars in bribes, his sentence follows a four year prison term last week for the former. Head of the Brazilian football federation Jose Maria marine as part of the same. Case they were found guilty of accepting bribes from companies seeking marketing rights for major football