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"To make sense of the supply chains people depend on Its morning edition from NPR news I'm Leila faldon and I'm Rachel Martin economic security North Korea's nuclear program China's growing dominance in the region These are just some of the things that we'll be top of the agenda when President Biden speaks with South Korea's president for the first time President Biden will go on to Japan this weekend and pierce Anthony Kuhn joins us from Seoul Anthony good morning Hey Rachel So South Korea's president took office less than two weeks ago and he promised closer ties with the U.S. explain the significance of that Well the two governments always talk about their ironclad alliance in this new president Yun seung y'all has emphasized that two countries share democratic values But under the past South Korean administration of president Moon Jae-in there were some feelings here in Seoul that Washington was not doing enough to get North Korea back to the nuclear negotiating table And some officials in Washington felt that Seoul was being too timid about criticizing North Korea and China And recently China has warned South Korea do not join the U.S. in any anti China coalitions And since he took office president Yun has been careful not to ruffle feathers in Beijing So I think observers will be watching to see whether he swings decisively towards either Beijing or Washington on this trip North Korea is in the middle of what it claims is its first COVID outbreak Is that a concern in Seoul Well yeah they went from zero cases last week to 2 million suspected cases now and it'll be interesting to see whether the two presidents talk about ways to help North Korea but North Korea has refused all aid including offers of vaccines so far I mean you talked about the concern over North Korea's nuclear program obviously It always comes up when leaders of the U.S. and South Korea meet But is there something in particular on the agenda for this Well North Korea has a knack for always testing weapons at a time that gives them the most political impact So souls says it has a contingency plan in case they detonate an atomic bomb or test a missile while Biden is in town Trade is always on the agenda When U.S. presidents go to South Korea what's the focus there Well the focus is going to be on economic security which includes things like preventing rival powers including China from stealing technology cutting supply chains dominating high-tech areas such as superconductors and electric vehicles and South Korea is a key player in both of these industries So President Biden will be touting South Korean investments in factories to make these products in places like Texas and Georgia And South Korean president you and meanwhile is expected to sign on to the U.S.'s indo Pacific economic framework which is a new trade agreement that the Biden administration came up with partly to compete with China The war in Ukraine is dominating so much of the Biden administration's foreign policy How will that play into Biden's conversations there Well sol in Tokyo have joined in sanctioning Russia but the U.S. would also like South Korea to sell Ukraine weapons and they seem unwilling to do that I spoke to we sung lock who's a former ambassador to Russia and former top negotiator on the North Korean nuclear issue Here's what he said about souls concerns Broadly speaking China Russia and North Korea is in a sense when one side and on the other side we have United States Japan and South Korea and the west That fourth line will be deep and I think in the wake of the Ukraine crisis So basically solas concerned that Moscow and Beijing could team up with North Korea against them And Pierre Anthony Kuhn joining us from Seoul South Korea Thank you Thanks Rachel Time now for story court 74 year old Betty Thompson is known as miss Betty at the only remaining clinic that performs abortions in Mississippi It's the same clinic at the center of the pending Supreme Court case that could overturn roe versus wade Thompson started working there as a counselor soon after it opened in the mid 90s She came to StoryCorps to talk about her experience When I was 16 I didn't tell.

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"Morning edition from NPR and WNYC And even more contagious omicron sub variant is causing another surge of infections in the U.S. some health experts wear a deaths will rise too New York City municipal workforce has been shrinking over the last year and we speak with singer Harry Styles about his third solo album out today It's Friday May 20th the news is next Live from NPR news on corva Coleman President Biden has arrived in South Korea on the first stop of his 5 day visit to Asia He's touring a South Korean manufacturing plant Biden administration officials are keeping an eye on North Korea during the president's visit and piers Anthony Kuhn reports the north could try to launch a missile or test a weapon while he's in South Korea North Korea always has some missiles to test and they just want to time them for maximum political impact but Seoul says it has a contingency plan in case that happens which could be to duck the two presidents into a military command bunker or something like that In Seoul President Biden's next stop on his Asia trip will be Japan The Senate has overwhelmingly passed an aid package to benefit Ukraine the vote was 86 to 11 all opponents were Republicans The aid package is three times the size of previous relief bills It's intended to last through the end of the federal government's fiscal year on September 30th It will help Ukraine buy weapons to fight against Russia and offers humanitarian and food aid Ukraine's military says Russian forces have intensified their offensive in the Donbass region authorities report Russian shelling has killed more than a dozen civilians in eastern Ukraine The BBC's James waterhouse reports from Kyiv We're told overnight by Ukrainian authorities that at least 13 civilians are known to have died in Russian shelling as they try to take the town of sever Donetsk strategically significant But I think with the fall of mariupol Russia controls such a sizable land corridor now along the south and up to the Donbass region the 40s is that they will use that to resupply and replenish faltering troops in that region The BBC's James waterhouse reporting from Kyiv Lawmakers in Oklahoma are sending a near total abortion ban to the desk of the state's Republican governor for his signature one side it would take effect immediately as NPR's Sarah mccammond reports it's the latest in a series of efforts to ban abortion in the state The bill approved by Oklahoma lawmakers prohibits all abortions from the moment of fertilization the only exceptions are to save a pregnant woman's life or for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest If they've been reported to law enforcement just over two weeks ago Republican governor Kevin stitt signed a separate law banning most abortions after about 6 weeks Both laws would rely for enforcement on allowing private citizens to bring lawsuits against people suspected of violating them Oklahoma also has a so called trigger ban on the books that would take effect if the landmark roe V wade abortion decision is overturned Sarah mccammon NPR news The Biden administration is working with commercial planes that can fly to Switzerland to pick up supplies of baby formula this remains in short supply in the U.S. This is NPR This is W and Y at 7 O four good morning I'm Michael hill 58 with clouds out there and patchy fog Today afternoon shower chances sunshine in a high of 75 Our trains are running with delays in the city this morning in NJ transit reports It's Atlantic City rail line also is operating with delays.

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"At 6 30 WNYC is supported by focus features with Downton Abbey a new era returning with a mysterious adventure to the South of France and drama of Downton when a film crew invades now playing only in theaters This is WNYC 93.9 FM and a.m. 8 20 NPR news and the New York conversation Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly President Biden's first trip to Asia since taking office is underway He arrived in South Korea a couple of hours ago Biden is scheduled to tour a Samsung electronics plant with South Korea's new president Yun seung yu before a full day of meetings tomorrow NPR's Anthony Kuhn is in Seoul A lot of the visit will focus on economic security which includes preventing rival powers from stealing technology cutting supply chains dominating high-tech and things like superconductors and electric vehicles both of which South Korea is a key player in So President Biden will tout South Korean investments in factories in the U.S. to make those things North Korea and trade are also expected to be discussed the president's trip includes a visit to Japan Ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky says Russian forces have devastated the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine zelensky has heard here through an interpreter The out forces of Ukraine continue advancing to liberate the kharkiv region but in donbas the occupiers are trying to exert even more pressure It is held there and that's no exaggeration Constant strikes on the audeo region on the cities of central Ukraine Donbass is completely destroyed so landscape was courtesy of the BBC This is NPR news from Washington And it's doubly NYC in New York at 6 32 good Friday morning on Michael hill 58 in cloudy with patchy fog today afternoon shower chances sunshine in 75 ahead of a scorcher of a weekend We have a crash to tell you about in the upper level of the outbound GWB That's this morning taking place right now So be careful if you're heading in that direction An appeals court is reinstating a New York City law that bars NYPD officers from putting pressure on a person's torso while making an arrest The city council passed a law in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis police unions quickly sued to block it and last year a lower court judge struck down the law calling it unconstitutionally vague but yesterday the appeals court ruled the judge had erred in striking down the policy saying the law clearly explains acceptable forms of physical restraint New York City council is increasing fines and tightening safety regulations in the wake of The Bronx fire that killed 17 people including 8 children in January a space heater started the fire but smoke inhalation caused the deaths after a series of self closing doors in the twin parks northwest building failed to function Council speaker Adrian Adams says if regulations have been more strict and in force many of the deaths could have been avoided Investigators found several violations and flaws that led to the horrible disaster If proper measures were put in place our fellow New Yorkers would still be here with us today The bills that passed yesterday clarify how a self closing door should function boost the fines for building owners who don't maintain their doors and prohibit the sale of certain space heaters Governor Kathy hoch was making affordable housing and part of her agenda but some critics say it is not comprehensive Yesterday hoku told a roomful of builders bankers and developers creating affordable housing is a top priority We're going to keep building back this state and giving people again that very basic human right a home The governor did not mention a controversial program that provides more than $1.7 billion in tax breaks for developers who set a side apartments within new buildings that are considered affordable The program known as four two one a will expire next month if state lawmakers do not renew it 57 and cloudy now patchy fog this morning slight chance of afternoon showers later partly sunny and 75 and hot this weekend At 6 34 Support for.

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North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles as Arms Rivalry Mounts

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00:35 sec | 8 months ago

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles as Arms Rivalry Mounts

"South korea test launched ballistic missiles within hours of each other today. npr's anthony kyun reports from seoul. The launches underscore a growing arms race between the rival states. South korea's joint chiefs of staff says the north's missiles flew eastward nearly five hundred miles before landing in the sea not long after south. Korea launched. Its first ballistic. Missile from a submarine sold denied. It's test time to retaliate. For the north's the us military's indo pacific command said the north's launch posed no immediate threat to the us or its allies. Npr's anthony kuhn reporting on wall street.

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​North Korea Holds Scaled-Down Parade to Boost National Morale

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​North Korea Holds Scaled-Down Parade to Boost National Morale

"North korea has marked the seventy third anniversary of its founding with a night time parade observers. Were watching displays of new weaponry. But as npr's anthony kuhn reports from seoul there were none to be seen. The north's official royal dome shinmun newspaper published pictures of canine squads police on horseback and a pandemic control unit wearing red has met suits the korean central news agency reports that the parade was led not by soldiers but a civilian militia unit called the worker peasant red guards. The parade appeared to focus on countering domestic threats. Not foreign ones leader. Kim jong un showed up in a suit and tie instead of a military uniform but he made no speech and its last. Two military parades in january and october. The north revealed new intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles but it has not test launched them.

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How the Olympics Is Working to Be More Environmentally-Friendly

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02:01 min | 11 months ago

How the Olympics Is Working to Be More Environmentally-Friendly

"Organizers. Have pledged the games will be safe from the pandemic. they also say they'll be environmentally friendly. Npr's anthony kuhn takes a closer look at that claim last month. Grandiose music's welded a ceremony to unveil symbols of olympic sustainability when simple comes courtesy of olympic sponsor procter and gamble stanislav vesa. Ceo of png's. Japan subsidiary introduced the podiums on which athletes will get their medals. The tokyo atlanta twenty podiums are made for use plastic packages directly collected by consumers and then recycled even the gold silver and bronze part of the symbolism. They'll be extracted from recycled cell phones and other gadgets to make the athletes medals but some analysts say the symbolism of sustainability exaggerates the reality unfortunately the data show that stability in all dimensions is decreasing over time from nineteen ninety. Two to twenty twenty. That's fan daniel wolf. At the university of lausanne switzerland he co authored. A study of the sustainability of recent olympic games wolf define sustainable as having limited ecological impact promoting social justice and being economically efficient. These goals he says tend to take a back seat to the ambition to put on dazzling mega events but wolf and some environmental groups. Do give olympic organizers credit for at least trying. Monaco konishi is the climate and energy project leader at wwf japan. She praises the games energy plan. So the extra electricity that is required for the tokyo olympic will be one hundred percent renewable energy and that could be a very good role model for the future olympics. The games will of course still produce carbon emissions. But she says the organizers have already secured more than enough carbon credits to try to offset the greenhouse gases. The games

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Three Months Before Olympics, Japan Declares Emergency in Tokyo

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00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Three Months Before Olympics, Japan Declares Emergency in Tokyo

"Of the Tokyo Olympics say they're prepared to hold the games without any Spectators if necessary. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports with less than three months to go before the Games. Much of Japan's population remains under a state of emergency chief organizer Seiko Hashimoto told a press conference Wednesday that the games could proceed without fans if having them causes problems for the country's medical system. Critics say such problems are inevitable. Organizers have requested 500 nurses from the Japanese Nursing Association to help out at the Games. Medical workers launched a protest on Twitter in response, saying they can't spare the personnel in that the country should be focused on coronavirus countermeasures, not the Olympics. Overseas Spectators have already been banned from the Games. Organizers say they'll decide about domestic fans. By June. Anthony Kuhn NPR NEWS Seoul

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South Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

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South Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

"Court in South Korea has dismissed a case against the Japanese government brought by victims of sexual slavery during World War two. NPR's Anthony Kuhn is in Seoul. The judge ruled that Japan enjoys sovereign immunity and cannot be the object of a civil lawsuit. The same court ruled in January that sovereign immunity does not apply to crimes against humanity. And ordered Japan to pay the victim's reparations. Historical feuds, including this one helped keep ties between the U. S. Is main allies in Northeast Asia Tense

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South Korea's Opposition Party Wins 2 Key Local Elections

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South Korea's Opposition Party Wins 2 Key Local Elections

"President has been soundly defeated in a special election for mayoral posts across the country. Npr's anthony kuhn reports from seoul. The results signal support for the country's conservative opposition. Opposition candidates won by large margins in mayoral races for both soul and bussan the country's two biggest cities the votes were held to replace progressive mayors with the ruling democratic party. Both of whom were felled. By sexual harassment scandals souls ex-mayor committed suicide. The democratic party which favors engagement with north korea had won four elections in a row since two thousand sixteen but diplomacy with pyongyang has stalled and government efforts aimed at controlling soaring. Housing prices have failed. Wednesday's vote is seen as a strong sign of voter sentiment presidential elections in march of next year. Anthony kuhn in

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Delayed Tokyo Olympics Torch Relay Kicks off Amid COVID-19 Fears

Morning Edition

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Delayed Tokyo Olympics Torch Relay Kicks off Amid COVID-19 Fears

"Is underway in Japan. The summer games in Tokyo were postponed a year by the Corona virus pandemic. NPR's Anthony Kuhn says the competition begins July 23rd without foreign Spectators hold athletes and white tracksuits carried the torch is they jumped out of a training center in Fukushima Prefecture. A few Spectators were urged to clap but not cheer in the relay will be rerouted or stopped if it gets too crowded. A total of 10,000 runners will carry the towards through all of Japan's 47 prefectures in 121 days, although someone is have pulled out Theo event is supposed to demonstrate Japan's recovery from the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. As well as mankind's triumph over the pandemic. A Kyodo News agency pole over the weekend showed that only 23% thought the game should proceed while 40% thought they should be canceled. Anthony Kuhn.

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US, China hold first high-level talks under Biden

Morning Edition

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US, China hold first high-level talks under Biden

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due to hold high level talks with Chinese government officials today in Alaska. This follows his trip to Tokyo and Seoul with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin as NPR's Anthony Kuhn. Reports from Seoul, blinking in Austin offered reassurances of the Biden administration's commitment to defend Japan and South Korea. The two countries signed a deal on sharing the cost of the US military presence in South Korea for the next five years. But their language suggested major differences on how to approach the North Korean nuclear issue and how to deal with China. A top North Korean diplomats said Thursday that Pyongyang would ignore Washington's efforts to contact them until it's scraps its hostile

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On Asia Trip, Biden Administration Seeks To Restore Alliances

Weekend Edition Sunday

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On Asia Trip, Biden Administration Seeks To Restore Alliances

"Gets underway today. In a sign of its foreign policy priorities. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are heading to East Asia. The two secretaries will meet counterparts and leaders in Tokyo and Seoul. Their aim is to reassure them of the U. S is commitment to its allies and enlist their help and issues including North Korea's nuclear weapons and China's challenge to American primacy in Asia. To do that. They'll also need to Coke soul in Tokyo to set aside historical feuds and cooperate with Washington and each other. The USS has tried to engage with Pyongyang for the past month, but has received no response. The Secretary's will not be visiting China this time, but blinking and national Security advisor Jake Sullivan will meet with top Chinese diplomats in Alaska on Route back to Washington. Anthony Kuhn. NPR NEWS Seoul

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Remembering The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster On Its 10-Year Anniversary

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Remembering The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster On Its 10-Year Anniversary

"Anniversary since an earthquake with a magnitude of nine and a tsunami struck its east coast. These triggered a nuclear reactor meltdown. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul. The triple disaster left more than 18,000 people dead. We're missing Emperor Naruhito In his wife, Empress Masako observed a moment of silence at exactly 2:46 P.m. local time. Prime Minister Yoshihide Ace Ooga expressed condolences for those who suffered and promised government support for people trying to rebuild their lives. The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is expected to take at least decades to decommission NPR's Anthony Kuhn reporting stocks are much higher

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Woman is named Tokyo Olympics chief in something of a breakthrough

Morning Edition

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

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.

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Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president

Morning Edition

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

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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01:44 min | 1 year ago

"anthony kuhn" Discussed on KCRW

"E feel 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 could get engaged with doing it is or who doesn't get 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. Yeah, e 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 shot. Anthony Kuhn, NPR news souls 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 by name..

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02:19 min | 1 year ago

"anthony kuhn" Discussed on KQED Radio

"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.

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South Korea Faces Third Wave Of Coronavirus

Morning Edition

03:25 min | 1 year ago

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.

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"anthony kuhn" Discussed on KQED Radio

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07:25 min | 1 year ago

"anthony kuhn" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Instantly get a list of candidates whose resumes on indeed match their job criteria. More at indeed dot com slash credit. It's here and now throughout this pandemic, we've been touching down around the world today. Brazil, Germany and South Korea. More than 191,000 people have died from covert 19 in Brazil, where presidents a year both a narrow, downplayed the virus, even after testing positive. Germany's death toll just past 30,000 and South Korea has picked up the more contagious variant of the virus that first was seen in the UK, So let's check in with three NPR reporters. Anthony Kuhn is in Seoul, South Korea. Hi, Anthony. Hey, Robin. Rob Schmitz in Berlin. Hi, Rob her. Robin and Philip Reeves is in Rio. Phil. Welcome to you as well. Thank you. I feel like you guys take us to places, eh? So let's do that now and Phil, let's go to Brazil. Second highest covert death toll in the world. How would you characterize this moment in the pandemic? I would characterize it as very worrying. Some Brazilian cities are saying they've again run out of running out of intensive care beds. A new year is a very big deal here in Brazil, medical experts really worried that these festivities will produce a fresh surge. This city where I am now really is. Nero has announced a bunch of meds. It measures toe stop crowds holding parties on Copacabana Beach. Normally, a couple of million people hit the beach to celebrate the turn of the year. But this year, public transports banned from entering the area. Roads could be blocked off. But we don't know if it's gonna work because in the last couple of days, local authorities in several parts of Brazil have said they re introducing restrictions to stop the virus spreading, for example, closing all but essential businesses. But they've laid to cancel these measures because crowds took to the streets to protest. Yeah s o. You have maybe even bigger concern. I mean, having seen that scene on the beach there it is just unbelievable it several times Times Square so There's a concern there. But it's not just Brazil Cove in 19 is the leading cause of death in Peru, Chile, Ecuador. Is there something that ties these countries together when it comes to the toll? Well, yeah, I mean, at one point, Peru even though it locked down early, had the highest death rate per capita from covered pretty much in the world. Chile is also had won the worst outbreaks in Latin America, and you will probably remember in Ecuador in April, The situation got completely out of hand in the city of quiet keel, where bodies wound up being dumped in the streets because hospitals and undertakers were just overwhelmed. Now look, death and infections are well down from peak levels in all these countries or three of them, But no one's out of the woods. Ecuador just yesterday said the virus is still in full swing. But the three nations like the entire region, all of Latin America now face you know several huge challenges. One is how to recover their economies. Thieves have taken a huge hit. I mean, Peru's seen the highest the biggest drop in GDP in a century. Onto how to avoid another surgeon. The pandemic. Chili has much the envy of its neighbors launched a vaccine program for frontline health workers, but the other two countries Peru and Ecuador haven't reached that point yet. Philip Reeves there in Rio, you stand by what I now bring in Rob Schmitz in Berlin. Um Rob a two month period Germany went from around 150 covert deaths today to around 1000 huge jump. Why? Yeah, well back in the autumn in Germany second wave. The virus is mostly spread through young people in Germany while whether it's at schools or among young adults who are basically ignoring so for this syncing and going out with each other to bars and restaurants. As a result, we saw infections go up. But the number of deaths remained low and tell about a month ago at the beginning of the holiday season here in Germany, and that's because the virus is now being spread among an older, less healthy demographic in the population, then what's the reason? Well, I I don't think health authorities fully have understanding of that, but they think that it's it's possible that it's just the holiday season. Itself that is bringing Germans outside, which is normal among Germans that around this time of year usually have Christmas markets. But of course they're all closed. And you know the reason we're now in a second lockdown is because many Germans were not following the restrictions of the first lockdown. You know, Phil just talked about Copacabana Beach here in Germany. You've got crowds of people up until a couple weeks ago. Crowding around blue vine stands that were run by restaurants there needed extra money because of Christmas markets were closed, so people wanted their clue by clue. Yeah, zah typical typical drink here in Germany around Christmas time. But now all of those stands air shut down because of the second lockdown, But Germans continue to flout the rules. Parts of Germany have had a lot of snow recently, and the auto bonds in the last couple of days have been jammed with people who want to go sledding and Play in the slow in the snow. So so sliding hills. They're packed with people and police are issuing fines. One city took to Facebook to order people not to come to their city to see this. No, because It was simply too many tourists at a time when none of this should be allowed. Huh? Don't come. That's interesting. It is Germany. Seeing that young is Germany, seeing the new variants of the Corona virus. Yeah, A case of the new variant here in Germany was reported at the Frankfurt airport this past weekend. It was a woman who was tested by German authorities after arriving from London. And this prompted health authorities to go back and check old samples from people who have had the virus And they found the new variant and at least two samples from people who had the virus before, and it shows that the new variant seems to have been present in Germany since November. Rob Schmitz is there in Berlin in Germany and Rob you hold on. Now I want to turn to Anthony Kuhn and Soul and Anthony. South Korea got a lot of credit for the way it responded to the pandemic when it first started. Which doesn't that seem like a long time ago, But it was less than a year and as the year ends, we know South Korea has now a third wave. What happened? Well, as you say, Initially, politicians in health experts say this is how a country prepares for an aggressively tackles a virus with testing and contact tracing. And they did successfully flattened to big infection curves in February in August, But now they're facing a lot of criticism that they haven't tackled a third wave, which began last month with quite the same Zeal because they're concerned about the economy. Now, over the past week, we've seen record high case numbers of over 1000, and you're going to hear that you're gonna see that's nothing on it's true that they have the second lowest rate behind New Zealand of the big developed economies. As the South Korean government itself is warning. The health care system is now under considerable stress. They're setting new records. They're seeing higher mortality rates, and some patients have even died at home while waiting for hospital beds to become available. And so, you know, be more specific because there were more specifics that South Korea was doing to help people..

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"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..

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"And NPR's Selena Simmons. Duffin. Thanks for all your reporting, Selina, Thank you. After winning global praise for aggressively tackling the pandemic. South Korea is now dealing with a third wave of infections, and the government is facing criticism for flouting its own rules. NPR's Anthony Kuhn has the story from Seoul. New cases recently jumped to their highest level since March, averaging more than 400 new cases a day over the past week, according to the government's own rules, That means social distancing measures should be increased to the second highest level. But the government is hesitated to go that far on Friday, so Myung lays spokesman for the Health Ministry downplayed the importance of alert levels somewhere condition critical that we think citizens, voluntary cooperation and participation account for most of the results, he said. And they're more crucial than the government's forcible restrictions. But Professor on June cheek and infectious diseases expert at Gotcha on university and Inchon City, says that by not following its own guidelines, the government is muddling the message from the way the kitchen juna. John, and if the government doesn't stick to our standards and principles, he says, How can I persuade the citizens to follow guidelines and restrictions? The government claims it's trying to minimize economic damage. But on questions whether suppressing an outbreak quickly costs more than allowing it to drag on coming up, took ingrown 100 who I think it was a spontaneous decision to dodge strong complaints, he says, rather than the result of quantified predictions in comparison of economic damage. Amid this third wave. South Korea's gearing up for the annual national college entrance exam which is seen as crucial for young South Koreans, career prospects, Education Minister Ewan Hey, pleaded with the public to cooperate. But it will mean more to guard something within my mama. I ask all citizens to act as if their Children are taking the exam and paws all everyday social activities for the next week. Unlike previous waves, South Korea's third wave is made up of small community clusters, which makes it harder to suppress. South Korea's case numbers are low by international standards, but I'm doing Sheikh says South Korea should not squander the achievements. It is one through decisive action coordinator woman who isn't gonna with covert 19 responses, he warns. A momentary lapse of judgment or loss of control can lead to irreversible consequences. Anthony Kuhn, NPR NEWS Seoul Thank you for listening.

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"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

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"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.

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"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

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"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

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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 has promised to shell the Bill. The protesters wanted scrapped completely and Anthony Kuhn, is in Hong Kong, and Anthony, 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 rioters, thirty two people were arrested on riot charges. And now the police said they will only. 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 not dropped this Bill because says it's well intentioned it's necessary. It's a good building to 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 anthem demonstrations. One of them was this ninth grade student named Jason and he was worried about being identified at the protest 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's saying. Police.

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"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 n._p._r.'s anthony kuhn is in hong kong and anthony let's 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 and 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 not dropped this bill because as it's well intentioned it's necessary it's a good building to 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 anthem demonstrations one of them was this ninth grade student named jason and he was worried about being identified at the protest because it could get him into trouble so he was wearing a mask over his face and he asked i only use his first name let's hear what he said police arrested.

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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 has promised to shell the Bill. The protesters wanted scrapped completely and piers. Anthony Kuhn is in Hong Kong, and Anthony legis. 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 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 government has actually apologized for it's handling of the legislation but it has not dropped 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 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 after demonstrations. One of them was this ninth grade student named Jason and he was worried about being identified at the protest because it could get him into trouble. So he was wearing a mask over his face, and he acid, 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.

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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.

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"One thousand nine hundred twenty s era tax statute to demand. The president's tax returns the law states that the House Ways and means chairman the head of the joint committee on taxation and the chairman of Senate finance can request anyone's personal tax information for the committee's us. Shannon. Dont NPR news Washington in the continued efforts. You place pressure on the Maduro regime in Venezuela. U S secretary of state Mike Pompeo is visiting power away that today in his four country tour of Latin America yesterday, and she lay Pompeo said China's support of nNcholas Medeiros government as prolonging the crisis in Venezuela. And today he expressed gratitude for Paraguay support as a member of the group Paraguay stands among the leaders in our hemisphere defensive democracy in calling out mature Pompeo's tour also includes stops in Peru and Colombia President Trump says he's open to another summit with North Korea's leader. And it appears Kim Jong Hoon is also willing to have a third meeting. But as NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul came as also setting a year end deadline for the US to come up with a mutually acceptable. Agreement Kim told the country's parliament on Friday that he thinks negotiations are important, but he said the US negotiating style of making unilateral demands doesn't fit us in. We're not interested in it yet at the US notion that it can bring North Korea to its knees through the use of sanctions is a miscalculation Kim said he'll be patiently until years in. But he'd doubts the US. We'll get is good enough for -tunities as his summit with President Trump in Vietnam in February Trump told South Korean president moon Jae in this week that he's interested in striking grand bargain with North Korea and not in making incremental progress. Anthony Kuhn, NPR, news soul. Dozens of British legislators are pushing their government to ensure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Justice if prosecutors in Sweden decided to reopen a rape case against him. Swedish authorities had suspended its investigation because Assange was beyond their judicial reach while taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy. In london. This is NPR from K Q E D news. I'm Tiffany Cam high to bay area counties and several other northern California counties are now set to receive emergency funding and assistance from the state and federal government.

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"Headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The president of South Korea's latest foreign guests to visit the White House moon jeans, one on one with President Trump is being held at a time. When both leaders are trying to convince North Korean regime to shut down its nuclear weapons program. After a I m it with North Korea's Kim Jong that Trump characterizes promising their second meeting a few months ago experience a diplomatic backslide NPR's. Anthony Kuhn reports on North Korea's plans now to buffer. It's Connie from sanctioned Kim told ruling party officials Wednesday that self sufficient economy would deal a blow to hostile forces seeking to use sanctions to bring North Korea to its knees. Pyongyang also said that Kim is considering ending a moratorium on nuclear tests observers believe Kim's decision could come at a session of parliament today. NPR's Anthony Kuhn following developments from the South Korean capital lawyers for WikiLeaks co founder, Julian Assange, say they. They plan to fight their clients extradition to the United States and peers Windsor, Johnston reports the Justice department announced charges against the size following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy today in Britain prosecutors in the US have charged Assange with conspiracy in trying to access classified government computer with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. Assange attorney Jennifer Robinson says the charges should serve as a red flag. This president means.

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"Lot easier to rise to the top of small state with two or three million people if you can get to the top and Texas that means you're the best of the best and comedian. Why it's snack talks about the new season of his HBO show, which the deep dive into the education system when you interact with people, and you get their stories there's a humor that they bring to it. And then I get to go into the studio and do dumb silly things take away. We'll be right back after these headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The president of South Korea's latest foreign guests to visit the White House moon Jane's one on one. With President Trump is being held at a time. When both leaders are trying to convince the North Korean regime to shut down its nuclear weapons program. After a I m it with North Korea's Kim Jong that Trump characterizes promising their second meeting, if you months ago, experienced diplomatic backslide NPR's, Anthony Kuhn reports on North Korea's plans now to buffer. It's a Konami from sanctioned Kim told ruling party officials Wednesday that is self sufficient economy would deal a blow to hostile forces seeking to us sanctions to bring North Korea to its knees. Pyongyang is also said that Kim is considering ending a moratorium on nuclear tests observers believe Kim's decision could come at a session of parliament today. NPR's Anthony Kuhn following developments from the South Korean capital lawyers for WikiLeaks co founder Julian Assange say they plan to. Fight their clients extradition to the United States NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports the Justice department announced charges against Assange following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy today in Britain prosecutors in the US have charged with conspiracy in trying to access classified government computer with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning Assange, his attorney Jennifer Robinson says the charges should serve as a red flag. This president.

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"You'll written historical records. But also in digging up remains development has allowed excavation relatives. Then again ninety nine percent of the artifacts have been destroyed because of development on the whole who Marseille's gloomy about the building, boom, less development. There is he says the more cultural treasures will be preserved for future generations to dig up that got me thinking about the owner of the GIO kill temple in his decision to tear it down. His name is Cokie Mitsu. He's a forty eight year old priest in pure land sect of Buddhism when I meet him. He's wearing a traditional Japanese robot made of denim. He explains that the spiritual needs of the Buddhist faithful or changing. People care about getting benefits not the next. They weren't good things to happen to them today. Tomorrow or next year at the latest, your Lansac makes spirituality simple museum says just by chanting. The Buddhist name even centers can make it to heaven or the pure land. Meanwhile, aging congregations can no longer support his temple with donations. So Yama will build a nine story hotel with the first floor divided into a lobby on one side in a temple on the other. He'll use to hotel to fund the temple it just so happens that Yama previously worked as an investment banker. And he's confident he's putting the temple on a firm financial footing for the future. He says he feels he was born to do this. Changing people's ideas and coming up with new ways is power the pure land sex tradition of being original. This is what I must do for the sanctioning to help it prepare for the next century. And this is the right time to do it. The hotel is due to open next June just in time for the Olympics. Anthony Kuhn NPR news killed him. This.

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"anthony kuhn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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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"anthony kuhn" Discussed on KCRW

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01:54 min | 3 years ago

"anthony kuhn" Discussed on KCRW

"Institute in Singapore. Now Chinese building up. He's a rising sea Jinping's propose. What do you call the China dream the Tacoma and he'd wanted? The town is overseas to become part of this song. The Chinese nation in support of this China three one problems Syria did not have says is the China's government sometimes fails to distinguish between Chinese citizens living overseas and foreign nationals of Chinese ancestry and these two he points out had very different cultures and views for the Chinese overseas. Who are the nationals of the adopted lane. China dreams in fake is a four hundred three the other is that in many countries ethnic Chinese face, strong, anti immigrant attitudes. And that includes questioning their political loyalty Surya did not as says it by demanding their political loyalty China would be putting immigrants and their offspring in a difficult position. Back into school in the Chinese American kids are wowed by a kung FU demonstration. There's no explicitly political contents in this particular tour, and that's exactly what Leo Korea did not advises China to do if you want to attract foreigners if Chinese descent focus on the Chinese culture and skip the politics, Anthony Kuhn NPR news Tisha in China. You're listening to all things considered.

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