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Woman is named Tokyo Olympics chief in something of a breakthrough
"Woman in one time Olympic athlete will lead Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee after the previous chief resigned for making sexist remarks. NPR's Anthony Kuhn says Japan is hosting this year's summer games, which were postponed last year because of the Corona virus pandemic. Seiko. Hashimoto is a former Olympic athlete and one of the most prominent women in Japan's male dominated politics. She resigned his Olympics minister and minister of gender equality to take over as the Games organizing chief. The previous chief, Yoshiro Mori, trying to install his own successor, but was overruled by the organizing committee.
Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president
"Organizers have chosen a new female leader after the former chief resigned for remarks widely criticized a sexist. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports that with just over five months to go till the games, much of Japan is under a state of emergency and the games, fate remains uncertain. Seiko Hashimoto resigned her positions as Olympic minister and minister in charge of gender equality in order to take over the position of president of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. She competed in four Winter Olympics as a speed skater and three summer Olympics as a cyclist. Hashimoto is 56, a protege of Yoshito money, her predecessor who resigned after basically saying that women talk too much
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"Those calls are understandable, he said. But regarding occasional claims that the government has violated its own criteria for raising restrictions, he added, We've never done that. Just before Christmas. U. S troops stationed here got the country's first coronavirus vaccinations. Most South Koreans won't start getting theirs until February. The government insists there's no delay. But at Korea University Hospital Doctor Kim Woo ju says the government seems to have dropped the ball. Yeah, hungry jungle you take on T. I don't understand why the South Korean government didn't start actively negotiating advanced purchase agreements until November, The government announced Thursday that it's secured more than enough vaccines for its population. And, according to a recent poll, nearly 90% say they'll take the shop. Anthony Kuhn, NPR NEWS Seoul this afternoon on all things considered, according Saudi Arabia sentenced a women's rights activist to nearly six years in prison. We hear from her sister. Listen by telling your smart speaker to play NPR or your member station finding This is NPR news. In 2020 social expectations changed online shopping surged and telecommuting became commonplace but post pandemic which new patterns will stick. So if you look it bosses in Europe in America, they can imagine people work from home two or three days a week. If you ask people in China, only 4% of bosses say that a global view of 2021 beyond next time on the world Yeah. I'm Judy Woodruff on the next news, our dancing with ourselves. We highlight the best music of 2020. That's Friday on the PBS news, Alice The news hour this afternoon at three right before it will bring you the world That's every weekday afternoon. It too, And then today it for its marketplace, cuts to state programs.
South Korea Faces Third Wave Of Coronavirus
"South Korea, one of the most successful countries and fighting the pandemic is doing worse now, case numbers are growing during a third wave of infections. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports on the debate over how to respond. For the past week, South Korea has tried to discourage year and revelry by banning gatherings of more than four people and shutting down ski resorts and tourist spots. But new case numbers and deaths remain stubbornly and or near record highs. Those new infection highs of around 1000 today in a country of more than 50 million are, Of course, nowhere near is bad is the US, nor are they as good as save New Zealand or Taiwan. Dr Kim Woo ju and infectious disease expert at Korea University's Good. A hospital in Seoul recalls that when the first wave of infections hit in February, fear of a new and unfamiliar virus gripped South Koreans, Ah Kitana. Sarah's got so scared. They started wearing masks and stopped going outside even before the government mandated it. But as the pandemic were on, people loosened up and mobility went up. Meanwhile, the government listen to a crescendo of voices of exhausted citizens and struggling businesses. The government hesitated to raise the social distancing level when it should have and was too fast to downgrade it when it shouldn't have. Kim argues that the government has got it backwards. It's not the counter measures that are hurting the economy. It's the pandemic. Experts also point out that the third wave is going to be tougher to crush than the first two. This time. There are more undetected community transmissions, more smaller clusters of infections. China and me, a respiratory disease specialist at equal Women's University in Seoul, says South Korea relied on testing and contact tracing to beat the first two waves. But this time that won't be enough, she says, would you guys how does have a right to take that and that you can only cut the chain of transmission if we cut social activity? The government won praise early on by putting health authorities and experts firmly in charge of the pandemic response. But John says this has changed socially with their table got him over there we go in there. Aside From a few exceptions, most medical experts have been calling on the government to raise social distancing restrictions and warning that hospitals are under a lot of strain E few that our opinions are not reflected very well in the government's decisions. South Korea's government denies that there's any daylight between politicians and experts. Or that it's gone soft on the virus. Speaking on December, 22nd Health Ministry spokesperson Sonia Hong Lei acknowledged that some people are calling for raising restrictions to the maximum. Could you two get engaged with only days ago? Who does those calls are understandable, he said. But regarding occasional claims that the government has violated his own criteria for raising restrictions, he added, We've never done that. Just before Christmas. U. S troops stationed here got the country's first coronavirus vaccinations. Most South Koreans won't start getting theirs until February. The government insists there's no delay. But at Korea University Hospital Doctor Kim Woo ju says the government seems to have dropped the ball. E don't understand why the South Korean government didn't start actively negotiating advanced purchase agreements until November. The government announced Thursday that it's secured more than enough vaccines for his population. And, according to a recent poll, nearly 90% say they'll take the shot.
U.S. starts COVID vaccinations of its military personnel in S. Korea
"Personnel based in Asia began receiving covert 19 vaccinations Tuesday. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul that the inoculations are voluntary. Army and Air Force bases in South Korea and Japan were the first to get shipments of the modern a vaccine. Commanding officer's first responders in frontline medical personnel will be the first to get vaccinated. U S forces Korea Commander General Robert Abrams urged eligible personnel to take the shots, saying they would contribute to military readiness. South Korean civilians may not start getting vaccinations until February, MPR's Anthony Kuhn for the first time
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"Regions, including the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas will see gatherings, band and playgrounds, salons and other establishments shut likely for weeks. Capital of South Korea, is also going under new restrictions today after record Covic cases surged there. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul on the country's third wave of infections. Raising social distancing to the second highest level here means that gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. Nightclubs and indoor. Jim's must close and restaurants are restricted to take out and delivery only after nine PM. Prime Minister Chung See Kun said Sunday that he's concerned about the impact of restrictions on small businesses, but the crisis must be overcome before people can return to their everyday lives. South Korea's aggressive initial response to the pandemic help to keep overall case number is now at about 37,500 low by international standards, But experts say concerns about the economy have caused the government to Balkan imposing tougher restrictions. Thereby allowing new infections to Spike Anthony Kuhn. NPR NEWS Seoul It's NPR news. Demonstrators in France are calling on President Emmanuel Macron to drop a controversial security law. Yesterday, a protest grew violent in Paris, ending in clashes with police. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. Macron has already backed down on one of the laws most controversial aspects, but protesters are asking for more. Macron withdrew Article 24 this week after a video showing police officers gratuitously beating a black man was released. Video drew outrage from protesters. The controversial article would have banned publishing certain pictures and video of on duty Police officers crowd there now pushing Macron to drop the entire law..
North Korea Executed Coronavirus Rule-Breaker, Says South Korean Intelligence
"South korean intelligence officials briefed lawmakers friday that north korea taking increasingly harsh measures to keep cova out of the country including executing a key official in august. Who brought a shipment of goods through customs in violation of quarantine rules. A recent south korean study says that the covid related closure of its border with china has hit the north's economy harder than international sanctions. Anthony kuhn in pr news
U.S. bases in Japan on lockdown amid new COVID-19 outbreak
"To US Marine base is in Japan are in lockdown because of a spike in corona virus cases NPR's Anthony. Kuhn reports Japanese, authorities are now demanding an explanation and transparency. Marine Corps Air, station for ten mine camp, Hansen. On the island of Okinawa where lockdown after sixty one infections were reported last week at a press conference. Saturday Okinawa Governor Denny. Tamaki said he was shocked at what US forces told him about the infections he added. We have strong doubts about us. Measures to prevent the spread of the virus. He noted that some US military personnel had headed downtown or to beaches for Fourth of July parties in a phone call with the head of US forces on Okinawa Tamaki demanded tougher measures, including stopping the deployment of personnel from the US mainland to Okinawa Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul.
North Korean media says leader Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in weeks, ending rumors about health
"North Korean leader Kim Jong owners made his first public appearance in three weeks following wide ranging rumors about his health even his life NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul Kim's exact birth dates not known but is believed to be in his late thirties state media reported came cut the ribbon Friday at a newly built fertilizer factory north of Pyongyang pictures showing sitting in front of a sign saying may first twenty twenty surrounded by high officials including his sister Kim yo Jong Kim Jong un dropped from public view after his last public appearance on April eleventh the website daily NK reported based on an anonymous source that came it undergone heart surgery south Korea's government has discounted such reports Kim has previously disappeared for weeks at a stretch he's obese he smokes and has no designated heir although some experts believe his sister could
South Koreans breaking quarantine rules to be strapped with electronic tracking wristbands
"South Korea plans to put wristband tracking devices on residents who violate quarantine rules from. Seoul. Npr's Anthony Kyun reports. The measure is raising concern among human rights advocates. The wrist bands will only be fitted on people who've already violated quarantine in because the government lacks any legal basis for the wristbands. It'll have to get people's permission before strapping them on. The bands will connect the smartphone tracking APPs which people sent into self quarantine are required to download people convicted of violating quarantine. Already face up to a year in jail and fines of more than eight thousand dollars foreign. Violators can be expelled from South Korea. The Korean Bar Association has warned that the wrist bands could violate constitutional rights to privacy freedom of action in control of personal information. Anthony Kuhn NPR news
Japan declares state of emergency, nearly $1 trillion stimulus for coronavirus
"Tokyo and six other regions in Japan are under a state of emergency because of the corona virus NPR's Anthony Kuhn says prime minister Shinzo Ave announced the step earlier today indicating there will be no sweeping lockdowns there's a historical wariness left over from World War two about giving the government more emergency powers and people are concerned that they will say look we can only request people to stay at home we need more powers and they did indeed tell parliament it should consider giving the government more emergency powers the prime minister also announced a trillion dollar economic rescue package in response to the
U.S. military puts Korean workers on unpaid leave as talks over costs continue
"The US military in South Korea has put four thousand Korean employees on unpaid leave. After the two allies. Ron Able to reach a deal on sharing defense costs and PR's Anthony reports from Seoul. That the move is unprecedented in the seventy year. Long Alliance the furloughed employees represented about half of the local workers who keep US military bases in South Korea. Running US Forces Korea Commander General Robert. Abrams said in a statement that the furloughs are not what the US had hoped for. This is an unfortunate day for us. It's unthinkable it's heartbreaking soul says it's narrowed its differences with Washington and a cost. Sharing deal could come soon. A union representing the Korean employees criticized the furloughs which it noted come just days after President Trump urgently requested cove nineteen test kits from South Korea. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul.
US Flies 4 Spy Planes over Korean Peninsula
"US and South Korean military are watching for signs of potential North Korean provocations nations. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul that it follows threats of a so-called Christmas present made by the North earlier this month south South Korea's Yonhap News Agency quotes aviation tracking services as saying the. US flew four different kinds of surveillance. Planes over and around. The Korean Peninsula Tuesday and Wednesday analysts have cautioned against taking Pyongyang's threat to literally as the north military moves could come in any form at any time. Observers are awaiting a special meeting being of North Korea's ruling Workers Party at an unspecified time before year's end. which could announce a shift towards a more confrontational policy? Such a message could also come in leader. Are Kim Jong. UN's annual New Year's
Under U.S. pressure, South Korea holds off ending intelligence pact with Japan
"Washington South Korea is backing down from its threat to quit in intelligence sharing agreement with Japan NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul the few between two key allies as alarm the U. Y. es sollen Anstice move just six hours before the pact was due to expire although it said he could still leave the agreement at any time top US officials including secretary of state Mike Pompeii appear to have pressured soul to remain in the pact which the US sees is vital to coordinating the response to nuclear and missile threats from North Korea NPR's Anthony
North Korea says Kim received 'excellent' letter from Trump
"The White House has confirmed that President Trump has sent a letter to North Korean leader. Kim Jong on the contents of the letter remain unclear but North Korea's state run news agency says Kim is seriously. Contemplating it, it's NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul, the Korean Central News agency, reports that Kim remarked with quote satisfaction. The letter is of excellent content, unquote. Kim praise Trump's courage and political judgment and said he would quote, seriously contemplate the interesting content unquote state media ran pictures of Kim seated at his desk and bookshelf line study looking intently, at what appears to be Trump's letter. The report made no mention of what it said or how, or when it was delivered talks between the US and North Korea remain stalled, but diplomacy seems to be picking up Chinese leader siege in paying met with Kim last week and Trump will meet with she this
Cambodia building collapse: Rescue efforts continue as toll rises
"In Cambodia a building under construction at a beach resort has collapsed, killing at least seven people NPR's Anthony Kuhn, quartz rescuers are searching for others in the rubble. The building was a seven storey condominium in the beach town of Sihanoukville, the structure was nearly finished when it collapsed early, Saturday morning, the causes of the collapse is still under investigation. Chinese investors rented the land from Cambodian national, and police have detained one Chinese national for questioning in connection with the case Sihanoukville Cambodia's only deepwater port and China is Cambodia's, biggest foreign investor Chinese invested casinos and resorts had fuelled rapid economic growth in Sihanoukville. But have also left some locals angry at land grabs in rapidly rising
7 workers dead, 21 injured in Cambodia building collapse
"To Cambodia now we're a building at a beach resort collapsed, while under construction Lee seven workers have been killed more than a dozen injured in Pierce, Anthony Kuhn reports the death toll could rise as rescue research for others buried beneath the rubble. The building was a seven storey condominium, and the beach town of Sihanoukville, the structure was nearly finished when it collapsed early, Saturday morning, the causes of the collapse is still under investigation. Chinese investors rented the land from Cambodian national, and police have detained one Chinese national for questioning in connection with the case Sihanoukville Cambodia's only deepwater port and China is Cambodia's, biggest foreign investor Chinese invested casinos and resorts have fueled rapid economic growth in Sihanoukville, but have also left some locals angry at land, grabs. And rapidly rising
North Korea's Kim meets China's Xi, says awaiting US actions
"The administration may be closely watching a two day summit between China's president Xi Jinping and Kim Jong UN North Korea NPR's, Anthony Kuhn, is solely says it's a fifth meeting between the two but the first and fourteen years for Chinese leader in Pyongyang Xi Jinping meeting with Kim Jong UN this week. And President Trump at the end of this month at the G twenty summit in Japan. This allows she to play the role of broker in perhaps deliver some sort of message from Kim to Trump. This could give she some extra bargaining power when he and Trump discussed the ongoing U S, China
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"To join us. He says now is the time for me to join this fight. Now, this comes after a March of two million people, according to organizers, and it's all over a controversial Bill, that could let criminal suspects be extradited to mainland China government is promised to shell the Bill. The protesters wanted scrapped completely NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Hong Kong and Anthony. Let you start with what's happened today. Tillis latest. Well, last we know small core of young protesters continued to protest outside the government offices. The protesters also called for a general strike today. But that doesn't really appear to have materialized also the government did another climbdown today, the Hong Kong police held a press conference Monday evening, and they changed their verdict on clashes which occurred on Wednesday, injuring eighty people. They said, okay, not all. The people involved in those were widers thirty two people were arrested on riot charges. And now the police said they will only prosecute fifteen who attacked the police with bricks in polls. So this was a demand of the protesters to release these people and to, to drop these charges in the policing to have done it. In the meantime, Hong Kong's government has actually apologized for it's handling of the legislation but it has not dropped that legislation altogether. So what's going on? The Hong Kong government has not dropped this Bill, because it says it's well intentioned, it's necessary. It's a good building and take it back fix it and get it passed what they say is this, if Hong Kong is going to tackle cross-border crime than it needs to have arrangements to extradite people to stay in trial where the suspected crimes took place. The problem is, is that people do not feel that their rights can be guaranteed if they're extradited into the Chinese legal system. Now, I specifically asked protesters about this after demonstrations. When of. Was this ninth grade student named Jason and he was worried about being identified the protests because it could get him into trouble. So he was wearing a mask over his face. And he asked that I only use his first name, let's hear what he said police.
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"Now, this comes after a March of two million people, according to organizers, and it's all over a controversial Bill, that could let criminal suspects be extradited to mainland China government is promised to shelve the Bill. The protesters wanted scrapped completely and fears Anthony Kuhn, is in Hong Kong and Anthony. Let you start with what's happened today. Tell us latest. Well, last we know a small core of young protesters continued to protest outside the government offices. The protesters also called for a general strike today. But that doesn't really appear to have materialized also the government did another climbdown today, the Hong Kong police held a press conference Monday evening, and they changed their verdict on clashes which occurred on Wednesday, injuring people. They said, okay. Not all the people involved. In those were rioters, thirty two people were arrested on riot charges. And now the police said they will only prosecute fifteen who attacked the police with bricks polls. So this was a demand of the protesters to release these people and to, to drop these charges in the police seem to have done it. In the meantime, Hong Kong's government has actually apologized for it's handling of the legislation but it has not dropped that legislation altogether. So what's going on? The Hong Kong government has dropped this Bill, because it says it's well intentioned it's necessary. It's a good building and take it back fix it and get it passed what they say is this, if Hong Kong is going to tackle cross-border crime than it needs to have arrangements to extradite people to stand trial where the suspected crimes took place. The problem is, is that people do not feel that their rights can be guaranteed if they're extradited into the Chinese legal system. Now, I specifically asked protesters about this anthem demonstrations. One of them was this ninth grade student named Jason and he was worried about being identified at the protests because it could get him into trouble. So he was wearing a mask over his face. And he asked that I only use his first name, let's hear what he said.
Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military
"The Pentagon is rejecting political interference in the US. Military is Anthony Kuhn reports acting Defense Secretary. Patrick Shanahan has had that message delivered directly to the White House. Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel job, chino said, the secretary Shanahan directed his chief of staff to inform the White House that the department of defense will not be politicized. This follows reports that the White House instructed that Japan based US seventh fleet to get the destroyer USS John McCain out of sight during visit there last week by President Trump Shanahan said he had reviewed the facts of the incident and is not planning a formal investigation into it. He also said he had spoken with the widow of the late Senator McCain about the incident he did not
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"NPR's, Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul on North Korea's dilemma. Physicial on North Korean state television or KC TV that brings soldiers news from their hometowns. We'll give you three. Kelly in an episode last September. The show's anchor is interrupted by an announcer with an urgent update something that normally does not happen on North Korean television. Pumpkins. Incomes on Doug, Doug. Look, he says, another piece of news from our families on the home front, just in from console steel factory. Soldiers from we'll be happy to hear that the anchor replies. The anchors fresh-faced their tires business, casual and their dialogue is chatty. The update is from a soldier's father at the steel factory. He tells this show that workers. There are so ideologically fired up. They can beat their factories production targets by fifty percent. John, hey song is a former KC TV reporter who defected to South Korea in the nineteen ninety s he says North Korea's leaders are not overhauling their propaganda apparatus. They're just tinkering with it real nail. I will they know that they can't go on with the old ways of propaganda, and itemizing leaders, but they have no choice because if they admit their failings, the regime could collapse in recent months. Kim Jong UN is instructed his propagandists to stop building myths around the country's leadership. Authorities have called for fact-based. Propaganda that does not underestimate people's intelligence behind these statements analysts say.
North Korea says Kim expressed "great satisfaction" with missile tests
"Says its leader Kim Jong on observed short range missile and rocket launches on Saturday. The launches would appear to be the first ballistic missile tests since November of two thousand seventeen NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul, the Korean Central News agency, released pictures of Kim watching from command post with binoculars they showed rockets in short range missile being fired from mobile launchers. The agency reports that Kim expressed great satisfaction over the tests which were intended to increase combat readiness and motivate troops to train harder. The tests are also seen as a reminder to the US that if negotiations don't work out Pyongyang could scrap its moratorium on testing nuclear weapons. President Trump tweeted that Kim Jong UN does not want to break his promise to him denuclearize adding optimistically deal will happen.
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"Hutton mechanics. Berg says she's worried about federal workers missing paychecks and blames Trump. He's getting what they need just because we have one person who is kind of stomping his feet and saying I want this now, and it doesn't really seem to care about everyone who's suffering despite differing views on immigration and the wall nearly everyone. Here says they hope the shutdown is over soon. Jeff Brady NPR news. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN is visiting Beijing for fourth time in less than a year. At the invitation of China's president as NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells us this comes days after Kim warned. He may take an alternative path if the US doesn't ease sanctions. On his country. Analysts generally agree that for Kim. Visit to his nation's chief ally neighbors away to strengthen his position going into an expected. Second summit with President Trump. It could also be bet hedging lining up. Beijing support in case talks with Trump don't go. Well, South Korea is welcoming Kim's China. Visit hoping that it'll help the peace process. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reporting Kim's, visit comes as a US delegation continues talks in Beijing aimed at ending a trade war between the world's two largest economies. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street, led by industrial and internet companies oil prices continue to rally the Dow was up more than one percent. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd governor, Andrew Cuomo visited Washington DC today and told the state's congressional delegation that the shutdown of the federal government could lead to service cuts at home. MTA metropolitan transit authority loses. One hundred fifty. Million dollars a month. We have healthcare cuts that are very serious. We have cuts to the snap program. We literally poor children will have less to eat Senator Chuck Schumer also met with the delegation to update them on negotiations over President Trump's border wall. Cuomo said he hopes Trump will come to his senses.
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"Annual to the bread cavenaugh story. Justice the sexual assault allegations against Cavanaugh were being made public divorce. The secretary issued new rules making it harder to prove sexual assault on college campuses on the next by show, a thirty issues election series looks at Trump Betsy DeVos and sexual misconduct on campus. Also, Ralph Nader's take on twenty eighteen the Brian Lehrer show, weekdays at ten AM on WNYC. This is morning edition from NPR news. Good morning. I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. And I'm no well king in Washington. DC unsung day secretary of state Mike Pompeo met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong UN in the North Korean capital. Both sides say there has been some success in working toward nuclear disarmament. And in setting up a second summit between Kim and President Trump. But then Pompeo's trip ended on what seems like a down note because he stopped to talk to officials in Beijing and tensions between the US and China came up NPR's Anthony Kuhn is with me now from Beijing. Anthony, good morning Noel. All right. Let's start at the beginning Pompeo and Kim say they made some progress in this meeting. What do they what do they mean by progress wells? They mean, they seem to have narrowed down options as far as time and date time and place for the talks are concerned. We don't know if they're going to be before after November midterm elections in the US. Pompano said that you know, if they can get this meeting together, they expect real progress at a second summit and Kim Jong UN speaking to North Korean state media was even more upbeat. He called his talks with Pompeo productive and wonderful, those talks he said include denuclearization and other issues. And he said that he was optimistic about the way things are going with the US because he and President Trump has deep confidence in each other are productive and wonderful. But did they talk about any specific progress on the issue of nukes in North Korea? They didn't go into a lot of detail there. And they said that they made progress in implementing agreements made at the summit between Kim and Trump in Singapore. And of course, nuclear disarmament is a big part of that Kim Jong UN offered to let international inspectors come and check out a main nuclear test site, which is called punk are-. But the value that is sort of questionable because there are reports that that site may actually collapsed in a previous nuclear test. So they may not be giving too much away. There what the US really wants is an inventory how many nuclear science that. They have how much fissile material how many tests, and what Pyongyang wants is a peace treaty, ending the Korean war, formerly and also an end to sanctions, and there have been no details on those big issues. All right. So after the North Korea visit Mike Pompeo goes to Beijing. And what happens there will he sits sits down with his counterpart, foreign minister. And wong. He just lays into him saying, look, you guys are escalating tensions on the trade issue. You're hurting us on Taiwan, and you're making all these baseless accusations against our policies. And by that he seemed to be referring to the speech vice president Pence made last week in which he took a really confrontational tone with Beijing and said, you know, here it's going to be calm. Confrontation over competition and conflict confrontation and competition. And while he basically said, look you come here seeking cooperation with us on North Korea. That's why we need to cooperate more and confronted other less. So is there a risk that the US will lose China's cooperation on North Korea? Well, this certainly froze this question into doubt since the thawing relations on the peninsula. Both Beijing and solar interested investing in North Korea. And also Beijing and Seoul thinks that North Korea has made progress on this issue and therefore North Korea needs to get some sort of rewards to keep it in the game. But they're real questions now about cooperation between the US and China over North Korea NPR's Anthony Kuhn in Beijing thinks I'm pretty sure Noel now President Trump has prayed with evangelicals at the White House. He's nominated judges to federal courts that his evangelical supporters like, and he is pleased them with his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. Now, he has a request for them get out the vote in November's midterm elections. But religious leaders on the left are inspiring people to go to the polls as well. NPR's jerem psychologically has more in the heart of the Virginia theological seminary campus. There's a puff. In that the school's registrar. Rachel home is hosting a game of election trivia..
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"When asked by reporters, if he's running for his party's presidential nomination Booker says he's in the state because it could flip more elected offices to Democrats in the midterm for NPR news. I'm claim Astor's in Des Moines. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has met with North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN in Pyongyang NPR's. Anthony Kuhn reports Pompeo makes his way home he stopping in Seoul. And Beijing to brief officials Pompeo held three and a half hours of talks with Kim Jong UN Kim, then hosted Pompeii oh for a ninety minute lunch. State guest house on arrival in Seoul, Pompeo told president moon Jae in that his talks with came at been productive in that he had made progress, but he offered no further details as to whether he had nailed down a time and place for a second summit between Kim and President Trump or about either sides demands the US wants North Korea to handover an inventory of its nuclear weapons programs. North Korea wants sanctions on it lifted and a peace treaty formally ending the Korean war. Anthony Kuhn NPR news. Beijing Brazilians are casting ballots for a new president as well as members of congress. It's the country's most polarized election. In decades, the BBC's Katie Watson reports a far right? Politician is expected to win the presidential vote people around me and faith and about the future. Jibe? Both our sells himself as a clean politician who wants to get tough on crime for those fed up with corrupt politics and grain violence. He's the perfect candidate. But he's also infamous phase, sexist, homophobic, and racist comments his rival Fernando Haddad is Mr. Bolsonaro narrows political opposite. He took over as the candidate of the work party from Lula de Silva whose current in prison for corruption the BBC's Katie Watson in south Barlow. This is NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Sean Carlson, a two car crash reportedly involving a wedding limousine has killed several people in upstate New York. State. Police said only that the crash happened just before two pm yesterday at the intersection of state route thirty and state route thirty and called multiple fatalities. Authorities say they closed down those roads briefly, but they are reopened. Now. Some of the injured were flown by helicopter to Albany medical center hospital SCO Kerry, where this happened is southwest of Albany in upstate New York. Officials say investigators from the National Transportation Safety board are investigating. The annual 'cause play extravaganza known as Comecon is back in New York for its thirteenth year, the annual event at the Javits center features the latest and comic culture along with things like science fiction and fantasy video games enemy near Comecon attendee. Kevin ear be who dressed as sixties era. Spiderman says he loves the convention. The most exciting thing about.
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"And by the listeners of k q e d we'll have sunny skies later today mountain view expecting a high of seventy six this afternoon redwood city we'll get up to seventy eight napa will have a high of eighty three livermore a high of eighty six santa rosa expecting eighty eight degrees it's now thirteen minutes before seven this is morning edition from npr news i'm david green and i'm steve inskeep we've been chasing down the story behind a question to mark zuckerberg the founder of facebook was questioned by congress this spring must attention focused on facebook sharing personal data and facebook being used to spread disinformation less noticed was a question about facebook's role and violence in myanmar zuckerberg's answer lead npr's anthony kuhn to visit me and marin search of a fuller answer at a senate hearing in april vermont senator patrick layhee grilled facebook ceo l mark zuckerberg about nine mar recently you an investigators blamed facebook for playing a role inciting possible genocide in myanmar has been genocide ethnic conflict and military antiinsurgent operations have sent an estimated seven hundred thousand rohingya muslims fleeing into bangladesh lahey was referring to accusations that facebook helped fan the flames by providing a platform for hate speech zuckerberg acknowledged that he's aware of those charges senator what's happening in myanmar is a terrible tragedy and we need to do more we all agree with that okay to understand how people see facebook here i came to pandy are a yangon based tech hub that's been active in combating hate speech online my name is johnson and i am editor rights activists for me amar he says that mars undergone at digital revolution in just a few short years some ninety percent of the population of men mar is gained access to the internet mostly through their mobile phones the country has some twenty seven million facebook accounts for a population of about fifty three million people think pittsburgh internet it comes pre installed on the phone that the buy and three years is very short time to get accustomed to nature to internet and we're falling really behind on digital literacy sanson says that includes teaching people how to protect their personal information how to control.
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"From npr and wbz you are i'm jeremy hobson i'm robin young it's here now president trump will leave his historic summit with north korean dictator kim jong hoon earlier than plan because things are moving more quickly than expected this according to a white house statement released today the talks the first ever between a sitting us president and a north korean leader are scheduled for nine o'clock tonight east coast time npr's anthony kuhn is instinct impor and anthony you tell us that aides to both trump and kim jong hoon have been working feverishly setting the stage for the talk so are they genuinely saying you know one days all the time they need or something else happening yes well it's really hard to say why this is happening what secretary of state mike pompeo said today is that he's very optimistic and that tomorrow president trump and chairman kim will meet one on one only the only other people in the room will be translators then they'll branch out into bigger bilateral talks but in the morning it'll just be then so we don't know if this is because they've already sealed a deal in advance and they're just putting on a show for the good optics or if we have to genuine high stakes high rolling risktakers who are going to go head to head to try to nail out a deal with not much script and we've had we've had mixed messages at times the us's said the talks are going to be flexible they're going to be spontaneous president trump has also said he will know in his gut in a matter of minutes if it's going to go well and it deal can be reached or not but today.
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"Gonna keep trying npr's anthony kuhn reports from beijing at routine press briefing foreign ministry spokesman liu cong noted that both washington and pyongyang or leaving options open to go ahead with the summit when feet on sue on tommy sompong we strongly hope that north korea and the us will cherish the recent positive progress he said stay patient demonstrate goodwill and stay committed to a nuclearfree korean peninsula lou added that china's position in favor of negotiations and nuclear disarmament hasn't wavered for years john who shanghai based independent analyst says china's bottom line that it doesn't want war or instability on its doorstep remains unchanged and he says despite president trump's pull out things still look better than late last year when washington and pyongyang exchanging military threats given the two sides long history of mistrust he adds the pullout his hardly surprising utah which although this is a big setback after several rounds of diplomatic progress he says the positive results of all that diplomacy are still there one such result is direct diplomacy between pyongyang and washington secretary of state mike pompeo has now been deploying young twice president trump remarked though that north korean leader kim jong lynn seemed to turn hostile only after he had met with his chinese counterpart xi jinping john lewis sees this as a bargaining tactic and a move by trump to drive a wedge between beijing and pyongyang hydrocongo for sure i think this is a tactic designed to put pressure on china uh says to help the us with sanctions on and negotiations with north korea john adds that the past three months of diplomacy of paid off for both the us and north korea the us got three detained americans back and the north demolished its only nuclear test site kim jong un meanwhile scored some public relations points by showing off his moves as a diplomat and statesman these items jao argues were just the low hanging fruit the goal of a nuclearfree korean peninsula remains just as it was before a remote possibility anthony kuhn npr news beijing.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston president trump's nominee to head the cia is testifying on capitol hill today members of the senate intelligence committee are questioning gina has bowl about the agency's former interrogation program that included waterboarding in the aftermath of nine eleven has will says under her leadership the cia would not engage in such methods secretary of state mike pompeo is returning from north korea after preparing for a summit between president trump and north korean leader kim jong hoon npr's anthony kuhn reports pyongyang released three american detainees who are flying home with him during his roughly thirteen hours in pyongyang pompeo met with kim jong lynn for about ninety minutes pompeo says the summit's date and location have been agreed upon and will be announced in a matter of days he said both sides are confident they set the conditions for a successful i ever us north korea summit north korea granted amnesty to the three americans all of whom are of korean descent and reportedly in good health they were brought from a hotel where they were temporarily held and put on palm pao's plane less than an hour later they were airborne and headed home anthony kuhn npr news soul president trump is warning iran against restarting its nuclear weapons program trump spoke at a cabinet meeting today at the white house advise iran not to start their nuclear program i would advise them very strongly if they do there will be very severe consequence trump withdrew from the nuclear agreement yesterday calling it decaying and rotten the decision is drawing ira from tehran iran ian state media are quoting a government official who says a proportional response plan has been drafted but no details are forthcoming the french foreign minister says the iran nuclear deal is not dead but npr's eleanor beer.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from came in jack came in jack prepared to premium cocktail so you don't have to find it near you at cayman jack dot com please drink responsibly premium malt beverage american vintage beverage co chicago illinois live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman the nominee to lead the cia is at her confirmation hearing in the senate gina hassles nomination as controversial as critics say she oversaw us detention program overseas that used waterboarding hassle was asked what her response would be if the president asked her to undertake a morally questionable act even if it was legal my moral compass is strong i would not allow cia to undertake activity that i thought was immoral even if it was technically legal i would absolutely not permitted hassle as promised that if confirmed she will not allow the cia to engage again in the detention and harsh interrogation program secretary of state mike pompeo was returning from north korea after preparing for a summit between president trump and north korean leader kim jong un npr's anthony kuhn reports from seoul pyongyang released three american detainees who are flying home with pump al during his roughly thirteen hours in pyongyang pompeo met with kim jong in for about ninety minutes pompeo says the summit's date and location have been agreed upon and we'll be announced in a matter of days he said both sides are confident they set the conditions for a successful i ever us north korea summit north korea granted amnesty to the three americans all of whom are of korean descent and reportedly in good health they were brought from a hotel where they were temporarily held and put on palm pao's plane less than an hour later they were airborne headed home anthony kuhn npr news soul the french foreign minister says the iran nuclear deal is not dead but npr's eleanor beardsley reports europeans are alarmed over president trump's withdrawal from the agreement and his decision to reinstate sanctions on iran nouvelles looks local mall vive la a little is arin with a radio news show host french foreign minister jean yves de leon said the nuclear deal was not dead the america.
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"Search teams are looking for ten navy sailors missing from the uss john mccain after it collided with an oil tanker that happened in the south china sea east of singapore the navy says the destroyer has signature it can damage to its hall npr's anthony kyun says this is the second collision involving a pacific base navy ship in two months the guided missile destroyer uss join us mccain was on who to singapore when it ran into a six hundred foot long oil and chemical tanker the ship belongs to the japanbased us seventh fleet which announced the is it it the fleets of the us ships sustained damage on its port side the extent of the damage in the cause of the collision or under investigation last week the navy relieved the commanding officer of the navy destroyer uss fitzgerald of his duties he and several officers were held responsible for a june 17th collision with a tanker that seven crewmembers anthony kuhn npr news beijing several sailors aboard the ship were injured joint military exercises involving the us and south korea are underway the annual drills began today though continue for eleven days north korea is calling the exercises reckless president trump addresses the nation tonight about afghanistan and how the us military will proceed in that country over the weekend the president tweeted he'd reached the decision after reviewing options with his national security team a day earlier it's not clear if trump intends to send more american troops to afghanistan the pentagon proposes sending nearly four thousand additional us troops to help afghan forces deal with the taliban an isis linked militants house speaker paul ryan takes part in an open town hall meeting tonight in his home district in wisconsin bharti michelson with member station wwl am and milwaukee says it's been almost two years since ryan stumps so ryan has one republican and to democratic opponents so far in the race for his seat next year the fdc to size the house speaker for not holding an open town hall meeting in his district since october of 2015 ryan has instead opted to hold invite only town halls at businesses in his district last month ryan defended the.
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"A show of force against north korea following the country's latest missile test president trump took to twitter again to express his displeasure with china as npr's at least hugh reports the tweets come following north korea's second successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile nuclear analysts believe that one could reach most the continental united states president trump said in tweets that china does quote nothing for us with north korea just talk end quote he further said quote we will know anger allow this to continue but it's unclear what that means in terms of us policy in northeast asia china has already signed on to a few rounds of sanctions against killing young but does remain the north largest trading partner china has further called for renewed negotiations and engagement with north korea while us policy has tended toward isolation and pressure at least hugh npr news china flashed its newest weapons that a massive parade marking the 90 of birthday of its armed forces and beers anthony kulen reports from beijing new formations of troops goosestepping parents tiananman square this time instead president xi jinping dressed in camouflage fatigues inspected troops in the field at a sprawling base on the steps of inner mongolia oh man as you the retard said she writing in an open taught jeep we serve the people the troops shouted back she emphasized the chinese capable of defeating any enemy the defends it analysts noted another implied messages that she himself is in firm control of the military in ready to defeat all domestic political rivals as well anthony kuhn npr news beijing a growing number of countries or volleying not to recognize the results of venezuela's divi divisive election of a constituent assembly that could dramatically reshaped the south american nation's government and give more power to president nicolas maduro on sunday argentina peru and the united's dates join colombia and panama and vowing they would ignore the vote this is npr news over the weekend thousands of people had to evacuate from two islands off north carolina's outer banks because of a construction excellent that caused a massive power outage north carolina public radio's lee on the that ends report construction crews are reportedly working around the clock to restore power to hatteras and ocracoke islands the mass exodous off the outer banks was caused when pcl construction cut through transmission cables supplying power to the islands leaving tourist and residence hot and in the dark thousands of.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from think about your eyes dot com your eyes are the windows to your soul and your health a yearly comprehensive exam could detect the earliest signs of serious health issues at a time when you can treat them find an eye doctor at think about your eyes dot com today live from npr news in washington i'm lorry lend in president trump and his chinese counterpart xi jinping have aired their differences and a phone call ahead of an upcoming meeting and pairs anthony kyun reports from beijing the two leaders will both be in germany this week for a meeting of the group of twenty nations the white house's that president trump praised the threat of north korea's nuclear and missile programmes as well as trump's determination to fix the us trade deficit with china chinese state television meanwhile quoted she is reminding trump of his pledge to stick to the one china policy which involves keeping us relations with taiwan unofficial president she added that negative factors it crept into the relationship since the april summit in florida china objected last week to the us's decision to sanction a chinese bank over its dealings with north korea and the us's approval of an arms sale to taiwan anthony kuhn npr news beijing in the middle east saudi arabia and several other countries are pressing the tiny and rich nation of cutter to shut its television networks and distance itself from iran and paris jana raf has the latest gulf arab countries normally stick together but saudi arabia the united arab emirates and the rain accused cutter funding terrorism cutter denies it along with egypt they've already cut diplomatic another ties to cutter in they're demanding the country distance itself from iran and shut down its aljazeera tv network.
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"Has fresh approaches to these issues anthony kuhn npr news beijing afghan officials are still assessing the death toll from a series of blasts at a funeral role in the capital kabul today at least six are dead the funeral was for one of several people killed during protests yesterday and his jennifer glass reports from kabul protests over lax security continued today the center of kabul pretty much down demonstrators gathered under two colorful tense in what is usually a very busy egner says action so for its peaceful friday's protests turned violent at least four were killed and police opened fire on the crowd the protesters say that wednesday's truckbombing shows the government can protect the people and should step down afghan chief executive of dullah dollar who was at today's funeral later appeared on live tv saying three suicide bombers detonated they're vests philippine president rodrigo de tear tastes says the gunman who attacked a casino in manila yesterday was quote crazy not an islamic state militant though isis has claimed responsibility at least thirty seven people died after the attacker set fire stole casino chips and then killed himself this is npr troubles for brazil's embattled president michelle timur are deepening a close aide and friend was arrested today the latest in a corruption investigation the aid is shown in a video released by police running out of a restaurant with more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars.