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"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Distillers, farmers, and entrepreneurs have played in creating an American cuisine. We are trying to show that African American food is American food. Catherine is one of the curators of the exhibition, and earlier this month, she gave me a tour. A lot of people when they think of African American cuisine might think of southern or soul food, but African Americans really shaped the culinary landscape of the United States from agriculture to fine dining, to bring in distilling, to entrepreneurship, and invention, it goes far, far beyond what people might stereotypically think of. That immense variety of contributions is apparent in the first thing you see after entering the museum. This is the legacy quilt. It's about 14 feet tall and 28 feet across. There are 406 quilt blocks and each block represents an African American contribution to American cuisine. It's a colorful patchwork of faces, food, and objects. It primarily depict people, but we also have a few ingredients dishes and things like that. So I recognize a number of the foods and people on this quilt, but they're plenty that I don't recognize. Do you have a few favorite stories, favorite panels you can tell us about? Sure. I absolutely can. We have Alfred Kroll. He redesigned the ice cream scoop from like a two handed Victorian mold and disher situation to the ice cream scoop that we know with the little lever on the side. All right, okay, let's keep walking. That's fantastic. In a nearby cabinet, an original Alfred crow scoop. Unquestionably familiar to anyone who's ever served ice cream is displayed with care. Alongside it are other similarly commonplace, Austin overlooked items. Things that fundamentally change the way Americans and the rest of the world eat. And tell me about it, I was struck by this picture of the text injuries Frederick McKinley Jones. That's someone who's central to how Americans eat today that I had never heard of before. Yeah, this was a really surprising story, I think, for a lot of us, and he's central not just to the way that Americans eat today, but really the way the world eats. Frederick McKinley Jones invented the first portable roof mounted refrigeration unit for trucks and then took that and founded thermal king and you might recognize Thermo king trucks on the street. His work is really important and it really creates the global cold chain that we use to eat food in this country and elsewhere. But the exhibition goes back farther than the age of mechanized trucks and Victorian kitchen inventions to the very landscape of the country and the nutrition it provided. And what I'm looking at here, this is a huge, beautifully carved mortar and pestle. And it looks like we're looking at a number of different implements used in rice farming. So with the mortar and pestle, you put your grains of rice that still have the husks on in there and you pound. And so it separates the grains of rice from the indigestible hulls. I remember learning that it was French planters who created the rice economy in the United States. That's not the case though, right? That's not the case. So rice was brought to the low country in the southeast United States in 1648 and shortly thereafter west Africans from the green coast of Africa, war enslaved, and brought here because they were already farming a type of rice indigenous to Africa. Those enslaved Africans did a number of things. They engineered a new landscape, right? Those coastal planes are swampy, their marshy, so first they had to clear a lot of brush and trees, and then they created dams and waterways that mimicked those of rice culture in West Africa. I think that one of the things that we forget is just how foundational. And here in the absolute literal sense of foundational, the African hand is to the food of the Americas. Jessica Harris is a writer, culinary historian, and the show's lead curator. I'm speaking to you from Charleston, South Carolina, good place to be talking about this, consider the rice fields outside of South Carolina. Geographical transformation based on the labor of Africans. And their descendants. They processed it and devised ways and methodologies and used methodologies that they'd already had on the African continent to process it. Then they cooked it. Then they served it, then they cleaned the tables and cleared the tables, and then they probably had to empty the chamber pots. You don't get any more foundational than that. The exhibition argues that despite that foundational role, African Americans never received due credit for their influence on American cuisine. Alfred crowell, for instance, patented his ice cream scoop, but never profited from it. It's a sadly familiar pattern, going back to the earliest days of rice cultivation. So they grew it. They're knowledge and technology. And agricultural devices and advances allowed it to flourish. And flourish to the degree that it provided on calculable wealth. Two folks who were never paid. Two folks who never paid anybody for.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"The invasion of Ukraine Russia's economy has been hit by unprecedented sanctions. But it's not just Russian products that are being boycotted, cultural institutions around the world have begun shunning Russian artists, and not just those associated with Vladimir Putin's regime. Russian artists like Russians in general have been caught in the backlash against the invasion if Ukraine, regardless of their opinions about the war. Andrew Miller is the culture editor for The Economist. Invitations from western venues to Russian artists dancers, musicians, have been rescinded, partnerships and links with state run organizations like the bolshoi theater in the hermitage museum have been suspended and Russia finds itself isolated in the arts, as it does in many other aspects of life because of Vladimir Putin's war. And as this happening specifically to artists who support Vladimir Putin or is it broader than that? Well, some of the artists involved do support Vladimir Putin. For example, to take probably the most prominent example valeri gergiev, the Maestro of the theater in St. Petersburg, he rebuilt it after the end of the Soviet Union and made it famous and made himself world famous. All of that with mister Putin's support and backing and pressed by a venues in America and elsewhere to renounce the war in Ukraine, mister gergiev has refused and subsequently he is no longer welcome. In many concert halls in the west. And that's perfectly understandable as it is the decision to suspend links with the bolshoi and the hermitage and other big state backed institutions in Russia. The trickier cases involve those artists who are not involved in propaganda and are not directly related to the state and in some cases, having fact distanced himself from mister Putin and from the war. And tell us about one of those cases. Well, for example, there's a young Russian piano prodigy called Alexander malofeev who was due at the moment to be doing a tour in Canada. And all the invitations from those venues have been retracted because of what's happening in Ukraine. This is despite the fact that the pianist himself wrote on Facebook that every Russian will feel guilty for decades because of the terrible and bloody decision that none of us could influence and predict. And how common is it for artists to speak out? Votes of artists of all kinds, rappers, dancers, filmmakers, have spoken out, have denounced the war. Many of them have resigned their jobs or withdrawn from appearances voluntarily in a kind of self canceling process and indeed some have fled abroad, just recently there was a concert given in Istanbul by a famous Russian rapper, which was largely attended by other Russian exiles in which the crowds chanted glory to Ukraine and no war. So there are artists speaking out heroically, it has to be said in the country and also taking the decision to leave it. And when they leave, are they welcome to broad? I think in some cases they are welcome. For example, August Murdoch, who is a prima ballerina of the bolshoi theater in Moscow, has announced that she was quitting her job and has been invited to join the Dutch national ballet. And she said that she's against the war with every fiber of her soul. Of course, she is a big name, and it's easier for her to find an embrace and new opportunities in the west than it is for many other people. And a lot of Russians are finding that they are tarnished by association with the war and with Vladimir Putin and with their country regardless of their opinions. So really, what is the point of all this? I mean, economic sanctions have a tangible effect on Russia. What does sidelining Russian artists do to the country? Well, I suppose one of them in this case has been to put immense pressure on arts administrators who have no experience of dealing with this kind of crisis and who are facing pressure from their sponsors and from their audiences to cut links with Russian artists at a time when Russian bombs are falling on hospitals in Ukraine. And it's perfectly understandable that they're feeding those pressures and responding to them in the way they have. I mean, I guess the point of all sanctions economic artistic cultural is to bring pressure to bear on a rogue regime without resorting to direct conflict and some of the instruments that are used as a consequence are blunts in that certainly Andy, let me end on a slightly more personal note you and I both lived in Moscow. You were a Moscow correspondent. What is your view of how the world has been treating Russian art and artists? It would be nice to think that art wasn't political. But that isn't really true art, is at its core political. It's about universal values. And it's inevitable at a time of war that art is going to be caught up in that. But I do think these blunt emergency measures must be temporary. Russian artists do need to be welcomed back into the world of culture and civilization for their benefit and for ours, because if we decide to extend this boycott to all of Russian culture, we deprive ourselves of enormously valuable insights into life in general and to Russia in particular. I mean, there's no more valuable guide to extremism in Russia than dostoyevsky. And there's no more powerful profits of peace in literature than Tolstoy and there's no more moving tribute to the possibilities of rescuing beauty and dignity from totalitarianism than the music of shostakovich. So.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Tolstoy and dostoevsky and Shasta kovich, few countries can match the richness of Russia's cultural heritage. But since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, Russian artists and art have been increasingly unwelcomed by the rest of the world. From the first rice crop sown in South Carolina to the invention of mobile refrigeration and the ice cream scoop. African Americans have shaped how America and the rest of the world eats. A new exhibition in Harlem explores their foundational contribution to the American table. But first. It's nearly a month since Russia began its war in Ukraine. Fierce fighting continues in the southern port city of mariupol. Which is under intense Russian bombardment. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces have reportedly taken back some territory in the south of the country. As the war rages, Vladimir Putin is intensifying his crackdown at home. More than 15,000 people are estimated to have been arrested in anti war protests in Russia. And yesterday, his most prominent critic, Alexei Navalny, was sentenced to 9 years in prison. The ruling was made public through an echoey video link from the makeshift courtroom inside the prison where he's being held. He has nothing to limit his movements mister Navalny, who leads a political party that opposes mister Putin, had been found guilty of fraud in contempt of court after a phony trial. He was already serving a three year sentence in a labor colony, and has repeatedly denounced Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Outside the court, mister Navalny's lawyers described the entire judicial process as unusual. Shortly afterwards, they too were detained and taken away in a police bus. Just over a year ago, mister Navalny returned home to Russia. Voluntarily he had been in Germany, recovering from an attempted assassination with a poison, developed in Soviet laboratories. He was arrested shortly after his plane landed. Now, after his court appearance yesterday, he faces many years of further imprisonment. He looked very gaunt, he looked pretty terrible, physically. And I think he was just as strong in spirit as he had been when I was on the flight with him. The day when he came back to Russia. Our Cartier is our Russian editor. He was absolutely resolute he knew what he was doing. I think he takes courage from his conviction from the people who support him, I think he has become much more convinced and much more religious in some ways while in jail. So strong in spirit and looking pretty terrible in body. As you said, you were on the flight with him when he returned from Germany. You know him better than most other people I would imagine. Can you speculate on what his state of mind might be on whether he's emotionally and spiritually equipped for what he's going to go through? Yes, I have spoken to him over the years and I do know him quite well. I think he knew what he was stepping into. This was more than just the risk. It was a live time decision. I think he has decided for himself that political death is worse for him than physical suffering and possibly physical death. I think he was under no illusion that going back to Russia and stepping into that jail cell. Might be the end of him that he might never see freedom. This said he's not a death wish. He has done it because he thought and he still thinks I'm sure that this is a test he has to go through because he is on the right side of history and he is absolutely right about that. I think he still thinks he has a chance and that this fight between him and Putin and the political system Putin tried to create has now and to the final and terminal stage and obviously he knows that he can not come and will not come out of that jail cell alive while Putin sits in the Kremlin. So he is bad everything is back his life on the change of regime change of the country and change of historic cause in Russia. But for now, what will change for Navalny in light of the sentence? From the penal colony, which was incredibly harsh already. He is now going to maximum security jail. This means two things. First, it means probably the end of any communications that Navalny has had over the past year. One of them remarkable things. Which kept a lot of people going, kept him going, kept his family going, and kept politics in a way going. Was his ability to communicate from within that penal colony. The way it worked, his lawyers would go in almost every day. They would talk to him, they would take dictations from him, then they would then post it on Instagram. On Twitter through other social media networks. So he continued to speak out of jail. That was very, very important. Communication. Number two, I think, as he is team, which is outside Russia saying, the risk, the physical risk to his life has gone up exponentially with this prison. He is now going to be face to face with the very people who are poisoned him with another shock who tried to assassinate him once in August 2020. There is absolutely no reason why they in this circumstances of war of complete military dictatorship and totalitarianism why they wouldn't now finish their jobs. Do you think that his verdict was ordered by Putin by the Kremlin? Yes. Then this is what Kira yarmush mister Navalny spokesperson said from outside the country. This is not a surprise that Putin would like to keep Alex prison for as long as he is in power. We are completely sure that this is his direct order to imprison Alexei. And there is absolutely no doubt that one man handed out the sentence. They were not even trying to hide it. They were recordings of the judge during the trial speaking to the presidential administration to the Kremlin. The trial itself was held within the penal colony. So effectively, it's a trial within a gulag system. There is only one man who has handed out this sentence. There is only one man who ordered his poisoning and failed and doing that. Just as there is only one man who has decided to unleash this war in Ukraine and in parallel with that, a war on his own people. When he was jailed last year, he went on hunger strike, you mentioned that he will be in prison face to face with people who tried to kill him. I know this is a macabre question, but do you expect him to survive his sentence? It's a very hard question to answer for many reasons. And just as with the war itself, there is always an element in you that just doesn't want to believe things..
Navalny sentenced to 9 years in prison by Russian court
"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny who's been convicted of fraud and contempt of court and sentenced to nine years in Russia in a maximum security prison as well as of the heavy sentence the judge ruled in the valley would have to pay a fine of about eleven thousand five hundred dollars the opposition leader can appeal that ruling already serving two and a half years in a penal colony east of Moscow the valley has been accused of embezzling money that he and his foundation raised over the years and consulting a judge during a previous trial Kremlin critics seat in the valleys trial as an attempt to keep president Vladimir Putin's most Alton foe in prison for as long as possible I'm Charles the last month
"alexei navalny" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny convicted a fraud by Bloomberg. A Russian court on Tuesday convicted jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on new fraud charges, according to his allies in a ruling that may keep president Vladimir Putin's top critic in a maximum security prison for 13 years. Navalny, who is currently serving a two and a half year sentence that the European court of human rights called politically motivated has used his appearances during the trial to denounce Putin's invasion of Ukraine, which has plunged Russia into economic crisis and international isolation. The conviction comes amid a harsh crackdown on dissent since the start of the war a month ago, with Putin labeling those opposed to the invasion as traitors. This week, Russia banned Facebook and Instagram as extremist, and the authorities have blocked or shut down independent media in order to control access to information. It's the duty of every person now to oppose this war. Navalny told the court in his final statement, the invasion of Ukraine will result in our country's collapse and disintegration, he said. Navalny, who was set to be released next year, could now be transferred to a more remote penal colony that will make it harder for him to maintain contact with supporters. His spokeswoman Kyra said on Twitter Monday. The judge found Navalny guilty of fraud, and he also faces charges of contempt, of court, his aide, Ivan jadin off said. His sentence will be announced after the judge margarita kotova of Moscow's la forto court finishes reading her ruling. He stood trial remotely from his prison about 100 kilometers or 60 miles from Moscow, due to what the authorities said were COVID-19 restrictions, but has until now been able to post on social media via his lawyers. Navalny, aged 45, has been an attention since January 2021 when he returned to Russia after recovering abroad from a near fatal attack involving a nerve agent that he and western governments blamed on Putin's secret services. The Kremlin denies any involvement in the assassination attempt in Siberia. Putin has been in power since 2000, the longest rule since Soviets dictator Joseph Stalin, and has become increasingly intolerant of dissent. Russian authorities have accused Navalny of acting as a western agent and banned his organizations as extremist, after his detention, prompting most of his key age to flee the country to avoid arrest. Navalny's supporters and human rights defenders have accused Putin of doing everything to keep him silent, Amnesty International denounced the case as a sham trial..
Navalny app removed from online stores as Russian polls open
"Created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has disappeared from apple and Google Stolz as polls open across Russia for three days of voting in a parliamentary election Google and apple have come under pressure in recent weeks with Russian officials urging them to remove the app which features smart voting a project designed by the valley to promote candidates that are most likely to defeat those backed by the Kremlin Russia says failure to do this will be interpreted as interference in the election and has threatened them with fines this weekend's election is widely seen as an important part of president Vladimir Putin's efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the twenty twenty four presidential election for which control of the parliament is key I'm Charles the last month
Merkel, Putin Spar Over Navalny but Vow to Maintain Dialogue
"In this BBC report. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the relationship between the two countries. Continues to suffer from ongoing tensions. Last pre pandemic meeting in Moscow Chancellor Merkel and President Putin talked for more than three hours. Some topics haven't changed. Will disagree about Russian backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and find common ground on North Stream two. They're incomplete. Undersea gas pipeline, which Germany's allies opposed to new issues have emerged. Afghanistan and Belarus, which has been pushing Middle Eastern migrants into the European Union in retaliation for sanctions. All this on the anniversary of the nerve agent attack on the jailed opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He was treated in Germany. Moscow is still trying to
Navalny "A Horrible Skeleton" in Court Appearance After Hunger Strike
"Last week. Here's NPR's Lucienne Kim Alexei Navalny looked gaunt as he appeared on a video monitor with a short head toe appeal. A court ordered fine. According to court reporters, Navalny briefly addressed his wife, Yuliya in the courtroom and joked that he now weighs as much as he did in seventh grade. Vanni ended his hunger strike last week, saying he was getting some of the medical attention. He demanded that he was listening to his doctors who warned his life was in danger. With Navalny locked away. Authorities have targeted his political organization as an extremist group. Bonnie's allies are now disbanding his nationwide network of regional offices to protect activists from prosecution. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow This is NPR news lie from news 88 7 in Houston. I
Top ally announces closing Navalny's offices amid crackdown
"A top I live in prison that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says that the network of the politicians offices in Russia is being closed as authorities seek to have it and the valleys foundation for fighting corruption outlawed as an extremist group the Moscow prosecutor's office petitioned a court this month to declare both the regional offices and of on his anti corruption organization as extremist groups a label that would outlaw their activities expose members and supporters to lengthy prison terms and pose a major challenge for Navalny's embattled team nevertheless top strategist who runs the regional offices says that preserving the network in its current state is impossible because of the extreme is the charges but re branding them wouldn't help either I'm sorry a shockingly
Extremist Prejudice: Rebranding Navalny
"A ruling is expected today from a moscow court that would designate the movement of jailed. Opposition leader alexei navalny terrorist organization on friday. Mr navalny ended a twenty four day. Hunger strike that had carried him to the brink of death as he insisted on being seen by his own doctors across russia his supporters had faced arrest as they protested in moscow. They chanted freedom to novella and let the doctors in the increasing repression of those protesters and the threat of rebranding of the opposition as extremists come. As president vladimir putin's approval numbers continued to sink. The world wondered last week what he would do with. The hundred thousand troops massed at the border with ukraine. In the end they were pulled back. that's rattling and the poll. Numbers are all intimately connected to the threat. Now post to the group led by mr putin's most effective critic alexei navalny. He's decided to end his son destroyed because he felt the russian authorities have sufficiently satisfied. His demand demand was to be allowed access to independent medical. Care arkady ostrovsky bizarre russia editor. What they have done is they took him into a civilian hospital. He was examined by non prison doctors. There's non prison. Doctors then passed on all the results of his tests to navarre on his own physicians. His own doctors told him that if he didn't stop his hunger strike now they would soon have nobody to treat a all and in his instagram post which he pass through his lawyers he also said he was very moved by all those people who declared hunger strike in solidarity with him. He didn't want to cause other suffering so he thought it was the time given all those things to strike
Donald Trump Didn't Have to Be Irrelevant
"Trump is irrelevant. He gives interviews that. Don't make headlines. He sends out statements that become the butt of jokes. sure he's got the era of congressional republicans but no member of the gop has the influence or the audience to be trump's messenger. Which makes him irrelevant. But this segment isn't meant to mock him. It's meant to mourn what actually could have been because donald trump didn't have to be irrelevant. Seventy four million americans voted for him in two thousand twenty like him or not. His voice matters to some people he could've spoke out in real honest ways on important issues without fear of polls and push back that guided so much of his value system in the white house. It is ironic that on the one year anniversary of trump wondering whether people could inject bleach into themselves to kill the corona virus. He told the new york post quote. I'm all in favor of the vaccine strongly. Strongly recommend it. Because it's a real life saver quote. Now he says this where was he. Months ago when the vaccine i came out while he was still president and his words could have mattered. It was even clear by his refusal to help distribute the vaccines. He wanted credit for pushing companies to develop vaccines but he didn't seem to care if they ever got into people's arms and new york and dc centric republicans. The main new york post audience. Really the people who need to hear this message. Could this be a stunt to make himself look better or any positive side effect that is just that of side effect trump could have pushed americans to get vaccinated sooner. Could've told americans that vaccines are safe. But he's so preoccupied with attacking. Lebron james and mitch mcconnell that he missed his moment to save lives now should know. Trump's message is a good one the vaccine is a lifesaver and maybe skeptics will take his advice. Which would be great for all of us. But it's likely too little too late because he's irrelevant and let's not just limit. The vaccine. trump could be relevant if he spoke to other issues affecting his base for structure. Biden's two point. Two trillion dollar infrastructure plan would benefit large swaths of trump's base. It would provide jobs to rural and suburban communities. It would repair critical infrastructure. It would expand broadband access and trump has good reason to support the biden plan because he actually pitched a two trillion dollar infrastructure plan just last year but that's just not trump. of course he's not advocating for anything that might give joe biden a win even if it helps his base because it doesn't help him so he condemns the plan and that's been trump's problem since he came down that infamous escalator at trump tower to declare his candidacy for president. Trump doesn't want to help others if it doesn't help him he doesn't push vaccines because many in his base are against them. He doesn't push it infrastructure plan because it's a democratic plant and he's still out going on fox to claim that he won the election and putin who's currently killing alexei navalny in prison is an okay guy so perhaps he should be irrelevant but has claimed political power is the paralysis that elected republicans have in breaking away from him against what the trump base is against. Even if it's not rooted in fact you can't be for policies that a democrat would support. You have to be cool with anti-democratic impulses like voter suppression. That's where the republican party is. Right now cova conspiracies. Defending the capital riot has overblown or committed by antifa. Blm thinking republican election officials in states that correctly. Certified the vote for joe. Biden are traders and frantically pushing legislation to make sure that never happens again but when this is what the party is about. How else could they possibly win
Putin foe Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day
"Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he's ending his hunger strike off to getting medical attention I'm being told by his doctors the continuing it would put his life at risk this week seems protests demanding annexing about his freedom sweep across Russia now on the twenty fourth day off his hunger strike not only said on Instagram he will continue to the mound visit from his doctor to address a loss of sensation in his legs and arms the main Dimond the politician announced when launching his hunger strike but he said he would stop the strike off to be examined by non prison doctors something he called a huge progress it will take him twenty four days to fully come off the strike I'm Charles de Ledesma
Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Ends Hunger Strike
"Navalny is ending a 24 day hunger strike. He says he's reached his goal of getting medical attention thanks to supporters from around the world as NPR's Lucy and Kim. Reports from Moscow know Melanie was imprisoned in January after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. Alexei Navalny made the announcement in a social media post put up by his allies. Before his hunger strike. His request for medical attention were met with smirks. Navalny says He's now been examined by civilian doctors twice. Navalny's condition was met with concern by world leaders such as President Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Is worsening health also brought out thousands of protesters in cities across Russia Wednesday. His post, Navalny writes. My heart is full of love and gratitude. He says he'll still insist on getting outside medical attention for the loss of sensation in his arms and legs. Lucian Kim.
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Moved to Prison Hospital
"Alexei navalny the jailed reason. Opposition leader has been transferred to what authorities are describing as a prison hospital. But what is supporters. Say is just a different jail with some medical staff onsite. Navalny has now been on. Hunger strike for three weeks after he was refused access to a civilian doctor for severe pain in his back a numbness in his arms and legs. His lawyer says he may be close to death. After blood tests from independent doctors showed dangerous levels of potassium could cause heart or kidney failure. Joining me is natalia. Vassily ever who is moscow correspondent for the telegraph the talia. Thanks for coming on the show. What do we know about navalny's conditioned. Today i give having me Will the most peaceful information we have is the blood tests that you have. These blood tests were taking Onsides at the prison where is serving his prison. Term on Independent doctors have looked at the test and said that the petition station but they seem levels are too dangerous and will win with a patient with levels like that they should be treated in intensive care but again so far and independent doctor has not been allowed to see him and He has been transferred to another prison. Which has bigger medical facilities But again we still don't have enough information about his condition at this point.
Russia's Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital as Western Powers Raise Alarms
"Leader Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a hospital inside another prison this after his doctor said he could be near death. Vladimir Putin's fiercest opponent has been on a hunger strike for three weeks now, those prison officials say Navalny has agreed to vitamin treatment, although allies say they want that confirmed. Embassies. Karen Travers has more from D. C about the White House reaction. The White House says Russia will be held accountable for whatever happens to Alexey Navalny, the leading opposition figure to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Press secretary Jen Psaki. What happens to Mr Navalny in the custody of the Russian government is the responsibility of the Russian government, and that they will be held accountable by the international community. Asked if Navalny's death would preclude a summit between President Biden and Putin sake said the White House is hoping and praying that is not the outcome and reiterated the administration's call for nerve only to be released. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred to Prison Infirmary
"Leader Alexei Navalny moved from a prison camp to a nearby prison hospital. Navalny's aides say his health has deteriorated while on hunger strike. ABC News senior Foreign correspondent and Panis is a high stakes situation here for Alexei Navalny, above all, but also for the relationship between Russia and the outside world, in particular, the relatively new Biden administration. Russian penitentiary service says that at the present time the volleys condition is quote. Satisfactory on Wall Street. The Dow down
Officials: Hunger-striking Navalny to go to prison hospital
"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny went on a hunger strike in prison to protest the refusal to let his doctor's visit when he was in excruciating pain but Russia's a state prison service says the opposition leader is receiving all the medical help he needs in response to the alarming news about the family's health his team has called for a nationwide rally on Wednesday the same day that Vladimir Putin is scheduled to deliver his annual state of the nation address now several of the valleys allies on dismissing the move to a hospital announced by the prison service as insufficient the valley's top strategist they will need Volkoff says no one should assume it was happening until the opposition leaders lawyers confirm it I'm Charles the last month
Hunger-Striking Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital
"Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a hospital for prisoners. He's been on a hunger strike for nearly three weeks, demanding improved medical treatment over the weekend, Navalny's personal doctors warned his life was in danger. Russian prison officials saying of all these condition is satisfactory and that he's seen by a prison doctor every day. Singer
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred To Prison Infirmary
"Alexei Navalny warned that his health is deteriorating rapidly. He's been on hunger strike for 20 days. He's protesting the lack of medical care while he's been in prison. Navalny's team has called for a nationwide protests on Wednesday. This is the same day President Vladimir Putin is set to address the nation. NPR's Lucy and Kim in Moscow was following all this and joins us now. Good morning, Lucy in Good morning. What can you tell us at this point about Navalny's condition? Well, the Russian prison service said. This morning, it's decided to move Navalny toe a prison hospital, so that does indicate he may be in poor health. But on the other hand, the prison service also says his condition is satisfactory and that a doctor sees him on a daily basis. So we still know very little about Navalny's exact condition, and that's why his doctors sounded the alarm bells. Over the weekend, They published the results of one of his blood tests on social media, and they said it showed he should be in intensive care and that he could die at any moment from cardiac arrest. The whole reason Navalny is on hunger strike is because he says he's being denied medical attention for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands, and he says that might be linked to a poisoning last summer that he blames on President Putin. A team of doctors tried to visit visit him over the weekend, but they were not let into the prison.
White House: Russia Will Face Consequences if Navalny Dies in Prison
"National security advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN Russia will pay if Putin critic and main opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at Variety of different costs that we would impose. And I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr Navalny dies, so you've communicated that, But at the top there, President Biden apparently didn't mention Navalny in his call with Putin this week. He certainly didn't say anything about it publicly and his remarks on Thursday, and Russian state media is touting. This is proof that Biden has given up on the issue so Why isn't President Biden demanding Navalny's release? Or at least again, at least getting him a doctor at every single opportunity? Way actually have made the judgment that direct communication to the Russian government on this issue. Including both how we see it. How our allies and partners see it and what might unfold. Should something terrible happened to Mr Navalny? Should he looked terrible Things, of course have already happened to him, but should he pass away? We have judged that rather than just make general statements publicly, the best way to deal with this issue is privately on through diplomatic channels direct to the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Let me ask one specific question. Is the potential summit with Vladimir Putin on the table if Alexei Navalny passes away in prison. Not gonna get into hypotheticals in large part Danna because there isn't currently a summit on the books. It's something we're talking about, and that's some it would have to take place, of course in the right circumstances. In a way that could actually move the relationship forward, But I'm not gonna get into hypotheticals about when or whether the summit would likely occur. No Bonnie, who's had been on a hunger strike since March. 31st on Friday, described Threats to force feed him using straitjacket and other pleasures.
Navalny's Team Calls Protests Amid Reports of Failing Health
"Of jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny say they're planning for the largest protests in modern Russia. ABC is Julia MacFarland reports that Navalny's life is in jeopardy due to his hunger strike in jail have been met with international condemnation, National security advisor Jake Sullivan says the U. S government told Moscow There would be consequences if Navalny died in prison. European foreign ministers are also expected to discuss the matter on Monday.
US Warns Russia of 'Consequences' if Putin Critic Navalny Dies
"I'm Julie Walker. Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling from massive protests following reports about his failing health. Opposition leaders started a hunger strike three weeks ago after jail officials refused to let him see his own doctor. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan says the Biden administration has made it clear to Russia that there will be consequences if it allows no volley to die in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at a variety of different
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"We're glad to have you here at 8 10 President Biden says he's rebuilding and resetting America's relationships around the world in his first foreign policy address, delivered at the State Department today. President says America is back and credits the rank and file at state for making that happen. The president says he plans to partner with allies on pressing matters such as the pandemic global warming threats to democracy and human rights. He saved his toughest words for Russia. The days of the United States rolling over The face of Russia's aggressive actions interfering with our elections. Cyberattacks poison Its citizens are over police crackdown on demonstrators in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia this week after a court in the capital sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 3.5 years in prison. Disenchantment over inequality was targeted by the Valley Inn, a new in a YouTube video released shortly after his detention. And seen more than 106 million times. It showcased Vladimir Putin's $1.3 Billion Palace complex in southern Russia. Navalny accuses Putin's forces of poisoning him with the nerve agent Nova Chalk. In August, He was taken to Germany, where doctors are credited with saving his life. We speak with international journalist Dana Lewis tonight he's host of the podcast backstory with Dana Lewis. He served his Moscow correspondent for NBC News and Moscow bureau chief of Fox News. First question. Are these protest? In Russia different than the previous ones. Dimitri I don't think we've ever seen anything like that. Certainly not the breads of them in 11 time zones in every single city. You can imagine. It's very cold. I mean, minus 60 Celsius, and I think that what has changed and I thought a lot about this because I've been covering Russia for a long time. These protests are really against President Putin and up until now, there's been, You know, a lot of dissatisfaction in Russia about the economy and About pension payments and about different issues. But these are targeting the president himself. And after 20 years, you know, Putin in general has always deferred. A lot of this in blamed other people. But in the case of this corruption, video and Alexei Navalny and he owns it, and people are blaming him directly. Most of these protests have been pretty peaceful to begin with. And then after the sentencing of Alexei Navalny this week, I mean, I would say that the tactics of the police were suffocating the numbers of police on the street. I mean, I've never seen that many people in Moscow that many police Oman as they're called on the streets. Chasing down anybody that they saw. That may have been a protester. How much of a threat are these protests to Vladimir Putin? You say they're all about him this time. I mean, he is, I think plunging and popularity now. There have been some polls, especially with youth. And Putin is not the 80% man that he was years ago. You know, he may be down in 20% and 30% with some of the people. There is a growing anger, and I think that this trial was extremely important. I mean, this was a kangaroo court. But it was a show trial when the Valley was put on trial this week, and he called Putin out. I mean, it's never happened before. This is how it worked. They send one to J. Failed to intimidate million's, he said. On the Nova char chemical attack, he said, using the FSB, the federal security Service, Putin attempted to commit murder. I'm not the only one Many know this already and many others will, and this is what is driving the thieving little man in the bunker. Crazy that's unprecedented in Russia for that to be directed towards President Putin. It's incredible, brave thing for Navalny to say. Unfortunately, I don't think he's ever going to get out of prison for a very, very long time, because now they're bringing more fraud charges against him. So in addition to the 2.5 years, this preposterous, you know, charged that they've given him for violating his probation when he was in a coma in Germany. Now they're bringing on the fraud charges against him, and he keeping face another 10 years. Another 15 years international journalist Dana Lewis. He's covered Russia for a long time. He's host of the podcast backstory with Dana Lewis on Skype. See if the caps have a bit of a challenge on their hands tonight, stay with him A fresh new look at.
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"A more frugal covert relief package in response to President Biden's $1.9 trillion Plan, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy on ABC this week. Our money goes to that income level where we know it will stimulate the economy and, theoretically, that's what they actually want. Republicans proposing a $600 billion plan, lowering the eligibility for stimulus checks and cutting off a number of democratic editions. Such as $15, an hour minimum wage hazard back pay for essential frontline workers, some aid for state and local governments and more. But there are some areas of agreement including Biden's $160 Billion allocation for vaccine development and distribution. And while the dollar figures may vary, the Republicans do support some additional small business assistance. And boost to federal unemployment insurance market. Malard ABC News CORONA virus Vaccine numbers lagging behind with the Trump Administration promised and what governors counted upon having on hand to administer, but a different story in West Virginia, the state of model of efficiency when it comes to getting shots into arms. State's governor. Jim Justice on ABC is this week says West Virginia's vaccine plan works because it's modular and can be set up wherever it's needed. We had to take the vaccines to the people rather than bring the people to the vaccine, and you know so They're just just felt a lot of work, but it's just it's just practical smarts. Meanwhile, the pandemic continues to spread variants could increase infection risks. South Carolina and now Maryland, the first U. S. States to detect cases of the South Africa Corona virus variant doctor She's Jardine of Brown University School of Public Health. He's variance or probably everywhere, not just in the states where identifying them, but in others as well. Monitoring group, saying that more than 4700 people were detained by police across Russia as tens of thousands chanted anti Putin slogans and protested for the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. You're listening to ABC news. You're quick and easy solution for.
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"Shows this presidential palace that he says is Vladimir Putin's that he built. The palace is existence has been known for years. But Navalny in his group say that they have for the first time actually a detailed description of what's inside everything from casinos to cocktail halls to something that is called an aqua disco. Family lives. One of the things that strikes me about this. Besides, just the opulence of the palace is the humor that Alexei Navalny has. He is so sarcastic and has this wry humor that really is, um, you know, even as an American watching the subtitles. You laugh at some of the things that he does in this video, you know, I think that is actually a key thing about Navalny. You know, I think when people think about dissidents between you know Residents in Russia. They think of them usually being you know, he's so tomorrow moral paragons, but the same time you know, very serious people violently is a very serious person. But the key thing is that he Has this humor that is a key part of his appeal and all of his all of his videos. All of his appeals to his supporters are very, very much off our time. You know, they're steeped in Internet culture that always full of means. I mean, they're always very, very funny, And that's why he's able to, you know, get this mass appeal. That's these videos and how he's built his appeal, because not only do they reveal this Often staggering corruption and often very complicated corruption. But it does it in a very humorous way that you know, gripped people's attention. That is very much in this video as well with the palace. So tell us more about this palace that is supposedly hidden away and Vladimir Putin didn't want anyone to know about it. It has a hockey stadium. It's got an amphitheater. And Patrick what exactly is an aqua disco? You know, honestly, even the Valley said they had to look up well in Akron Disco is It appears to be a sort of fountain with lights that you can dance in, But But honestly, honestly, I As one of the things that remains a bit mysterious even after that investigation, but but this palace without so we've known of the existence of this palace for over a decade. I remember actually in and I think it was 2014. We spoke to a whistle blower. Would help build this palace. But what we we didn't know was what it was like inside. You know, it's surrounded by huge fences. It's virtually impossible to fly a drone over it. Normally, somehow Navalny's succeeded in doing that. But the key thing is that you got hold of the floor plans, and he also found out what the orders were to furniture companies and two decoration Cos things like that, and that's allowed him to kind of build this picture of what's inside it. It really has you say just revealed this staggering luxury And also, you know, sometimes this ridiculous things as well, You know, he claims that he's found orders for dance mats. You know, just to imagine Vladimir Putin who cultivates so carefully this strong man. Image to imagine him entertaining world leaders on the dance mat is obviously Quite embarrassing and ridiculous. What do you think's gonna happen? I mean, the last time he was out, he got poisoned. They put they put a nerve agent in the elastic of his of his boxers. It's believed what do you think that prison holds for him and the future holds for him. As we're talking about no value in saying that his you know his stature has massively changed as a result of this attempt to kill him, and of his decision to come back is that statue internationally has changed usually, and it has changed. I think among Many Russians, but there's a huge but is that ultimately I think most Russians still don't actually believe the Kremlin tried to poison him. There was a survey recently and I think it was only like 15%. Russians believed that the Kremlin was behind his poisoning a large number think that Western security services did it or that he did it himself, which is actually what Putin has claimed. What that shows. Is that really the power of propaganda and Russia's still It really is. You know, the Kremlin's control of media in Russia is very, very strong has it is being shaken by the Internet and Nirvana is an example of that. But what that means is that Fundamentally, he has a huge mountain to climb T gain support among it among the majority of Russians. Well, ABC is.
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"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in custody in Russia. He was under orders to return Russian police detaining him after his arrival through Germany. Hundreds of his supporters and journalists had gathered to see his arrival. The flight was rerouted by authorities at the last minute to a different airport. Russia's prison service has said it's arresting Navalny for allegedly violating the terms of a suspended sentence from 2014 that is being criticized by rights groups and internationally. Simply a pretext to jail him. Baby sees Patrick Revel in London in this country. Vice President elect Kamila Harris resigns her Senate seat today ahead of her and Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. That will clear the way for California's governor to appoint Secretary of State Alex Padilla. As California's first Latino senator. Attack Titan is getting fit. Google has completed its purchase of Fitbit for $2.1 billion. The deal has raised regulatory alarms and privacy concerns. Watchdog They're worried the company could exploit Fitbit to peer deeper into users lives and sell more ads. But Google made several commitments around the world not to use a health and fitness data. For those reasons. The company is still fighting several lawsuits filed by the U. S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general, alleging it abuses its power as the world's most dominant search engine. You need Han ABC News. This is ABC News. Ready to create your own income with your own home based business where there's no such thing is getting laid off. If a billionaire entrepreneur spent five years in $20 million searching for the next big trend, wouldn't you want to.
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"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital treating him in Berlin the only spent 32 days in treatment in Berlin's sherry teh hospital 24 of which were in intensive care before doctors deemed his condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from an acute in patient care medics say based on the values progress so far they believe that complete recovery is possible but adds that it remains too early to gauge the potential long term effects of these severe poisoning with only the most visible opponent of Russian president Vladimir Putin was flown to Germany 2 days after falling ill on August 20 on a domestic flight in Russia I'm Charles the look as much
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"The children hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been taken out of an induced coma and is responsive the hospital says the valley's condition has improved allowing doctors to end the medically induced coma and gradually easing off mechanical ventilation inotes he's been responding to speech with long term consequences of the serious poisoning can still not be ruled out he's been in an induced coma since he was flown to Germany for treatment officials had said last week the tests had shown proof without doubt that he's being poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from another shock group I'm Charles de Ledesma
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"L P dot com slash world I'm Carol Hills. This is the world paintings on display. Usually have a plaque next to them with information about the artwork in one lobby in France though that plaque instead ask a question do you recognize me the current caretakers of the nineteenth century oil painting by Nico? Who so are on the hunt for its rightful owner fairly posh is that caretaker? He's the director of the World Center for Peace Liberty and human rights in France where the painting is being stored feel. Can you start off by describing the painting to me? Is Because With a weaver little river with trees. The weaver and the someone is waiting around the wisdom I understand this painting has taken quite a journey since it was painted in the nineteenth century Can you tell me about that? So the painting was badly in the West are enough of France. During the civil. Presumably soldier stole the painting possibly from a home in France. Yes it's probably. The case and the painting was. In Germany at his home. and. His son was five years old at this time. It is ided with the mobile to get the frame for this. Into keep the painting at home in their. Living Room. I. Know You went on quite the journey to retrieve the painting from Germany how did it end up with you? The French embassy they lean asked the centerpiece to prison services painting because. The some of. Japanese soldier would like to give the painting back to France and the white on onus of his painting. So it's better to a present the painting inside the place wherever visitors could help us to know muffing votes of the painting and perhaps. To find the way for owners were you surprised get word that you were going to pick up this painting. Yes. I was very surprised because we don't have any object like that I shouldn't get so I think that's a son also Japan. SO SAUDI GIVE BACK FREE Now, I understand the painting is sitting in Verdone at the World Center for Peace Liberty and human rights where you are has anyone who's seen the painting said that they actually recognize it. No one has a we can I served a painting, but we have some information to others of Nikola saw. Has Been Heightened during the Second World War in a piano inside? Jude. Hose So. So you have heard about another who so painting that was hidden in a piano, isn't a Jewish home in France at the time? Yes a true to paintings. That's really interesting we. Attain true to have more information about that in order to know if the painting that we have in our. Santa. was in the same family are not that the two of painting of Nicaragua. How much is the painting worth that you have on display between? And five tells us that doesn't sound very much considering its nineteenth century who so painting the why is it valued so low? No. That's about of difficulty because. When the opinion is. Has Impotent you many people are knows it but when the painting is not Louisville we don't have many people that know vis painting. So it's hard shoe to find out more information about that's. Philippe Hunch is the director of the World Center for Peace Liberty and Human Rights Vat. Don France thanks so much for speaking with us. Franken Cohen. A library is a great place to borrow book for free, but it's also a lot more than that card holders at the Yarra. Plenty Regional Library and Melbourne. Australia have been learning that firsthand when Cova I closed the library in March Librarians, grab their phones and started dialing. They're older patrons just to check up on them and say, hello, they ended up calling every one of their members over seventy. There were eight thousand of them. Now Melbourne is in a second lockdown. So the library is calling around again Jane Cowl is the CEO of Yarra plenty regional library in Melbourne. Jane, where did this idea I? Know you call it the carrying calls program where did it come from? So, one of the key things that we knew when we were closed is that older patients who were in a very hard lockdown they weren't too shopping note have the food delivered they're only allowed outside for one hour a day. They didn't really know how to connect without digital library. We knew that they didn't have some of them didn't have the tech skills. So we thought how do we connect with them and we thought the telephone So you started making calls. Now where we actually do believe in giving you some choice. So did a mile all of our eight thousand members over seventy to let them know that we would give you a call and you could opt out if you didn't think he needed one. I wanted the coal and one of the kind things I stars an amazing things was two weeks seen. We got an email from a few patron saying you said you were going to call. You haven't a cold waiting by the phone. That was in the W. so being librarians, we did start from the. We actually been sort of mixed it up a bit and we give them a call. So what are these calls actually like how did the librarians go about it? So, we did develop a script because one of the casings that we were finding was that people were lonely you know. And we're not counselors. So it was very important that we have all of the information that they might need, but the key thing was. We. Let them know that we're from the library and do they need anything they often said? We're fan but it's great to have a cool in the coles lasted sometimes for thirty minutes. And one of the key things that came out of this was that hell only people were and how isolated they were and how in lockdown your social circle shrinks so much that just hearing from somebody else was too such a joy to people and to have a chat. So we did help a ninety three year old download her first day book. And we set up the device for her over the phone. So you know a lot of take help how to log in to the library had download the APP on whatever device they had if it was a phone or tablet, why do you think it's important for library members to get these calls? I think it is the social isolation. One of the key things that really came out from all of the calls was how much s senior patrons missed the library. It's OK now library to smile at a stranger and say, hello, you not the creepy dude or the creepy older couple. Even if you do it in the library, it's acceptable. You couldn't do that into shopping center. So I think that that real connection to other people and that social. Connection happens in libraries and they were missing it totally the other aspect of it was going to remember that that was a shock to all of our staff to to have to work from home. It was really a two way phone call. So this `isolation and learning this is particularly people who live alone is really having a lot of impact on people. Are you working from home? I've been working from home since March. Yes. I do live a line. You'll my caring coal carol. That's Jane Cowl. CEO of Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Melbourne Australia. Her staff is also using their own pets to help out young kids during the pandemic we have a wonderful service where you can read to acne peak. Struggling rate. Will we put that online too so fifteen minutes families have book in children to practice their rating. Librarians always the coolest people in the room. Or listening to the world. Thousands of dogs served in the military during World War Two they could detect landmines, they could troll.
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"Hills. This is the world the news from Germany today Alexei navalny Russia's most prominent. Politician was poisoned with a rare Soviet nerve agent called Nova Chuck that's according to medical testing done in a military laboratory and announced by the German government. Here's Chancellor Uncle Merkel. Would opt saw. Houston nathen come stuff Dan coble markle goes on to say Vanni was the victim of an attempted murder by poisoning the Russian. Leader fell into a coma late last month while flying from Siberia to Moscow he's been in Berlin getting treatment. The roles Daniel Offman has been following the story closely. Daniel German doctors said for a while that Nevada was poisoned. He's still in a coma. How does knowing the specific nerve agent change the story Oh? Yes. As you said there, Carol, we already knew that Vanni was poisoned and many suspected that Russian authorities had something to do with this. But now that we learned that Nava Chuck was in fact used the suspicions are even stronger. Why is Well earlier today on twitter. One of Alexei Navalny. Is Close allies, Leonid Volkov kind of summed it up. Really well, he wrote quote in two, thousand, twenty poisoning Vanni with navid shock is like leaving an autograph the scene of a crime. So an autographed by Russian authorities because this nerve agent actually has links back to the Soviet Union, it was developed in the Soviet. Union at attacks, the body kind of like a heart attack and has been used in one high profile case in two thousand, Eighteen Sergei SCRIP, all former Soviet spy, and his daughter were attacked by a truck in two thousand and eighteen and Western countries linked Russia with that attack. So it's another piece of evidence that Russian authorities may have been involved in this Navan poisoning. So. What does this mean I mean? Do we have any sense of who might have ordered this? Laken many of these stories coming out of Russia, it's really hard to trace the evidence and establish with one hundred percents certainty in terms of who exactly may have ordered this attack. It's easy to jump to conclusions and say that it was someone high up in the Kremlin or say the at least Putin may have been aware of this attack, but the fact that Novacek was used makes the case. Much more damning for Russian authorities I mean you can't buy Nava chuck anywhere. You can't just make it. It's a rare substance. So they're only a few options here. Either this was ordered from high up in the Kremlin or someone else who had a motive to do this to Navan thought they didn't need to consult with the Kremlin before ordering such poisoning I mean both scenarios are damning for Russian authorities. What is the Russian government said? Until now, we've seen a series of denials from multiple rush officials was even more concerning for Navales. Family and for his other and many Russians is that Russia hasn't even opened up an investigation into this poisoning. So we've heard denials from Dmitry Peskov Putin's press secretary, and also Sergei Lavrov Russia's foreign minister. But with this novel Chuck Report, I expect to see a lot of pressure from European nations especially from Germany pressuring Russia and they'll be pushing for an investigation and further sanctions aren't out of the question. The roads Daniel. Offman thanks a lot. Thank you very much carol. The brutal regime known as the Kamerhe Rouge terrorized Cambodia in the late nineteen seventies. During its rule, it's officials killed more than one point seven, million people. The regime's chief executioner was can get you also known as comrade dark. He's one of the few high-ranking Kamerhe Rouge officials to be found guilty of war crimes at his trial in two thousand ten, he took responsibility for his actions Doku. Make. Kyoto moment he told the courtroom when challenged before the victims, the many widows, the orphans I accept that they condemning I bow before them. This morning dewick died while serving a life sentence for his crimes Cambodian journalists put Sato rang was in the courtroom during the trial. One of the things that will never leave my memory is the image of doing. Sitting behind glass. While witnesses are going up to the stand testifying about the brutalities that they had experienced during the genocide both at his hands in the hands of his cohorts rouge, there were several moments in the trial. where he seemed to have a smirk on his face. And as daughter of Cambodia. As somebody whose family escaped the brutalities of the commercials genocide I sat there and I thought. This is not a man this is a monster he had no feeling and it was clear to me that he really had no remorse about his actions. To me. That is when my heart broke for my country. It was that moment when I saw a man who's responsible for so many murders for mass murders. Sitting there, listening to witnesses testify with a smart on his face that image seared into my heart in will never leave me. Another image that I have from that time of being in the courtroom to cover the trials. Was this young woman who I met who sat directly behind me she I noticed her right away specifically because of her age she was a teenager at the time I remember during break turning around and just joking with sanctions you be in school she said, yes, I should be but my mother survived the genocide. She's never told me about it and I came here to learn I was so glad that young people like Q. The young woman who I met at the trials and who came repeatedly and skipped class specifically to come and learn about her own country's history. I'm by by that fact that young people in Cambodia are taking the initiative to learn about. Our country's own dark past. You, say camera showed very little remorse that you saw in the courtroom but he did confess to at least some of his crimes later in life seemed to undergo a sort of dramatic transformation. What happened don't as it turns out later found comfort in Christianity would I think is really interesting about his change of heart and his change of religion from Buddhism to Christianity is that Christianity? God forgives all. In Buddhism, there is the sense of Karma that if you do something bad in this lifetime, it's going to follow you into the next lifetime. This part of the reason why I actually don't believe that he is remorseful even though he has admitted to many of the crimes that happened at s twenty twenty-one torture prison. Think that in the end through Christianity, he was looking to save himself. He was looking for a way out. I don't get the sense at all that this is a man who who has any empathy in him or sympathy. PUTS ON did you lose, family members during the reign of marriage. My family was able to escape just at the beginning on April Seventeenth nineteen seventy five and we boarded a Kim Budi vessel unfortunately, a lot of my aunts and uncles, my grandfather on my father's side. They died of starvation some of torture. It wasn't until I went to Cambodia when I turned thirty and decided to go back and also like that young woman could Q. who sat in the courtroom to learn about my own country's history. That I began to to understand the full scope of what had happened and I began to hear the stories of my relatives, my cousins, my aunts who survived. And the deaths that they had witnessed. What. Really struck me was this. This very vacant stare that I saw among my people. It was a stair that spoke very deeply of grief and though Cambodia's known for being such a friendly and beautiful country where everyone smiles. I think if you look behind the smiles and actually look a little bit higher up into the is you'll see that incredible loss of incredible grief is still there. It's the same look in the is. That seems to take no light and let out no light. Did learning about the rouge in attending this trial and Getting Snow Cambodia. Did it make you talk to your parents more about the kind of trauma that travels through generations?.
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"Stopped those violent mobs very easily. All they have to do is say Please come in. Mr. President, we'll have it done in one hour. Vicepresident. My pants is scheduled to visit North Carolina tomorrow. Joe Biden look to refocus the message of his campaign on the Corona virus, with remarks today focused on reopening the nation's schools, but as NPR's Juana Summers reports, but also face questions about law enforcement issues, including the shooting of Jacob Blake. Biden was asked about his planned trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin this week, despite some local leaders urging him not to, he said there have been overwhelming requests for him to come, and he wants to bring people together. He also was asked what he would do to end the violence. First of all, I wouldn't incite violence. I condemn it when it occurred. Biden said that he believed protesting and free speech or rights, but that engaging in violence in the name of protests is wrong and that those people should be held accountable. Juana Summers. NPR NEWS, Wilmington, Delaware. Meanwhile, Biden's campaign says it along with the Democratic National Committee has raised 364 and a half million dollars in August, a record breaking amount. Campaign says 205 million came from smaller online donations. Republicans haven't announced their August totals yet. Russian officials are dismissing the announcement by the German government that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent known as Novacek as NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow. Navalny is in intensive care in a Berlin hospital, where he was airlifted after falling ill on a trip to Serbia. Russian President Vladimir Putin spokesman is repeating the Kremlin's line. Siberian doctors who first treated Alexei Navalny did not find any poisonous agents in his body. The Russian Foreign Ministry said German officials and doctors were not cooperating with the Russian counterparts and suggested the West was seeking a new pretext for sanctions. Russia used a similar argument after the 2018 attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. You were also poisoned by the Nova. Chuck nerve agent head of Navalny's anti Corruption Foundation tweeted, the only Russia security agencies have access to Nova Chop and Navalny's lawyer demanded Russian law enforcement open an investigation into attempted murder. Lucien Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow All street higher. At the close the Dow up 454 points the NASDAQ Up 116 points the S and P 500 up 54 points. The Dow is up more than 1.5%. You're listening to NPR news live from kick you Edie News. I'm Marco Maria Dylan, The Texas firefighter killed in Northern California this week died when she tried to escape a rapidly moving blaze and got trapped in a vehicle that crashed is Ted Goldberg Reports Diana Jones was a volunteer firefighter from Texas. She was working for an Oregon based wildfire firm hired by the U. S. Forest Service to help battle the August complex fires, which have burned more than a quarter million acres. In the Mendocino National Forest. The California Highway Patrol says Jones was in a portion of the forest about 25 miles southwest of Red Bluff Monday afternoon when the fire became more active. She and another firefighter got into their truck to escape the flames. The CHP says As their vehicle was backing up, it rolled down an embankment and slammed into a tree. The other person suffered burns but was able to get out of the truck. Jones could not escape. She is the second contract firefighter to die in the SYRIZA wildfires burning throughout California in the last several.
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"Have lines very close to those delivered eight years earlier By Michelle Obama. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also speak tonight, drawing some criticism for breaking the president of the nation's top diplomat staying out of overtly partisan politics, though the State Department says he'll be speaking in his personal capacity. President Trump's also expected to make another appearance tonight after several on day one. Soccer Megane Washington The father of Jacob Blake, the man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says his son is paralyzed from the waist down and they don't know if it will be permanent. The father, also named Jacob Blake says he was told his son was shot eight times. The Conference board says consumer confidence fell for the second straight month this month because of a resurgence in Corona virus cases. Sales of new homes jumped again last month. This is AP News Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remains in a coma in a German hospital. The Kremlin is brushing off allegations Navalny was poisoned Criminals. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismissed the accusations, saying they absolutely cannot be true on a rather an empty noise. The insistence by the government that Navalny wasn't necessarily poisoned. Comes a day after German doctors said tests indicated that he was poisoned and elicited outrage from the valleys allies who say the criminal is behind the illness. Peskov adds He sees no grounds for launching a criminal probe into Navalny's condition, saying it could have been triggered by a variety of courses. I'm shells The Ledesma Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for a shooting at a mall in Lexington, Kentucky. One person was killed. The shooting appears to have followed a verbal altercation between the suspect the man killed and others. I'm a Donahue. AP News. The Kremlin has brushed off allegations The Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, who is in a coma in a German hospital, was poisoned. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismissed the accusations, saying they absolutely cannot be true on a rather an empty noise. The insistence by the government that Navalny wasn't necessarily poisoned comes a day after German doctors said tests indicated that he was poisoned and elicited outrage from the valleys allies who say the criminal Is behind the illness. Peskov adds. He sees no grounds for launching a criminal probe into Navalny's condition, saying it could have been triggered by a variety of courses. I'm shells the Ledesma AP News I'm Madonna..
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"Culture and NPR for Southern California. I'm Jonathan Bastion, and this is case car W's life examined around 360,000 babies are born a day, but that number is dropping. For some. The financial cost is just too high. But one researcher says there's another cost to having kids. It's absolutely the case that there's a tremendous amount of life meaning to be gotten from parenthood. But if you look at people's day to day existence or if you look at their longer, short term assessment of how they're doing in life You will see that they report having more trouble than people who don't have Children. Then what about the environmental impacts of having a kid? As the climate crisis rages on, we'll hear from a philosopher a Johns Hopkins, who says we should think twice about having huge family's choice to have a child raises your all time carbon footprint by about 600% the societal, ethical and environmental impacts of having Children and how cove it could shape the choices of future generations. All ahead on case your W's life examined. Live from NPR News. I'm Barbara Klein. Russian dissident Alexei Navalny is in Germany, where he's in a coma. NPR's Rob Schmitz reports. He was transported to Berlin today aboard a medical plane. Navalny, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was in Siberia when he suddenly fell gravely ill. His supporters suspect he was poisoned. After initially agreeing that he was poisoned. Doctors in the Siberian town of Omsk later reversed their diagnosis, insisting there were no traces of toxins in Navalny's blood for a day. Doctors in Omsk refused to release Navalny. His supporters suspect they were waiting for traces of poison to disappear from his body. Authorities in Siberia finally agreed to allow Navalny's wife and a team of German doctors to escort him on a flight to Berlin. Alexei Navalny has exposed corruption among Russia's leadership and is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics and political opponents. Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin The mayor of Seattle has voted her city's latest vetoed her city's latest budget page Browning of member station Kuo w. Over reports the proposal included police staffing cuts. Seattle City Council passed bills this month to cut 100 officer positions, lower the salaries of commanders and spend more money on community programs. Friday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan vetoed those plans. She says she's worried about police union backlash and wants to collaborate with the council. Instead, I do not believe the 2020 budget in its current form moves us closer to those shared goals. A budget as passed by counsel would offer a few additional cuts or changes but admire the city and extended bargaining and even lawsuits. The council has 30 days to decide whether to override the veto for NPR news. I'm Paige Browning in Seattle. Some federal buildings in Portland, Oregon, are closed this weekend as the FBI investigates a threat against them. Officials say they're assessing the credibility of a tip about a bomb carrying vehicle. In central Texas. Authorities air searching for another soldier who's gone missing from Fort Hood. The army and local police have issued alerts for 23 year old sergeant Elder Fernandez. His mother, Alina Fernandez says he was last seen Monday..
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"Alexei Navalny, the face of Russia's opposition, a lawyer, a politician and a harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Today, Navalny isn't an intensive care unit in Siberia. Suspected of poisoning reporter Charles Mains joins us from Moscow Charles How did all this play out and hasn't been established? That someone did indeed. Try to poison navalny? Well, it's still a developing story. And as far as whether you indeed was poisoned or not, is still an open theory, depending on who you talk to. We do know that he was fine home from Tomsk in Siberia back to Moscow. Along the flight. He didn't feel well, which prompted an emergency landing in Omsk not to be confused with Tomsk. Navarone now is actually in a medically induced coma on a respirator at the hospital there. Doctors say he's in serious but stable condition, although their quote fighting for his life Also lets his wife Julia, and his personal doctor now there's well that there were reports have some delays in getting access to Navalny initially with lots of police on the scene, So how did this happen? Have you heard any theories? Will his spokesperson I care? Young. Bush made comments to media here. So she says he just drank some black tea at the airport before the flight, and it's obvious that he was poisoned at that moment. Idea here being that hot liquid was more likely to absorb quickly into his body. You know, In fact, a passenger named Pavel Lebedev took a photo of navalny sitting at the cafe in the airport before he got on the flight. He appeared to be drinking tea and later the two of them ended up on that same flight. Andi. It's interesting that some point heat this level have noticed Howl's coming from the laboratory realized that the cries were coming from Navalny, and he ended up detail ing all this in a post to social media once he touched down in arms. So that was at the airport. What else can you tell us about the suspected poisoning? Is there any talk of a possible suspect or suspects or or a motive? No suspects yet certainly know among Navalny supporters. They find this to be no accident. Not surprising. They think it's politically motivated. Navalny has made his fair share of enemies with Siri's reports on corruption in the highest rungs of the Russian government and off Russian business. He's certainly been attacked numerous times before, including in 2017, when provocateurs doused him with a green dye that partially blinded him for a period. Then again in 2019 when he was exposed to some toxic substance while serving a month prison term, which caused some skin lesions, But he made it. Okay on course, there's this troubling pattern of enemies or perceived enemies. Of the Russian state being poisoned, Attacked, sometimes killed, you know in this prompts this constant debate here over who's really behind them, and specifically whether Vladimir Putin really gains from these brazen attacks on his opponents, and that the Kremlin says they're designed to make Putin look bad, and I want to bring in another voice here. This is Andre Kalashnikov, an analyst with the Moscow Carnegie Center here. Even if Kremlin doesn't know anything involved Squad Strange because it means that this kind of events are uncontrollable. FSB local If his B Saman emus off, no one could do it. Without essentially from Kremlin Now. The other option, says Kalashnikovs that the's orders or indeed, coming from the top from Putin. The point is, we can suspect but never seem to really know and interesting enough. The reaction to today's news from the Kremlin spokesman Was to wish Navalny speedy recovery reporter Charles Mains in Moscow. Thank you very much for this.