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"congress party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Zelensky has warned European leaders to prepare for years of war if they do not do more to increase the supply of weapons to his forces, the announcement comes to Ukrainian troops, prepare to launch a counterattack against Russian forces in the eastern town of buckmore. The U.S. Military has carried out multiple air strikes against Iran backed groups in Syria, the attacks were triggered after an American contractor was killed late on Thursday by a suspected Iranian made drone, which struck a U.S. base in northeast Syria. And members of India's main opposite Congress party are expected to take to the streets today to demonstrate against the conviction of Rahul Gandhi, the opposition leader was found guilty of defamation on first day for remarks he made in a 2019 speech about prime minister Narendra Modi. This is the globalist stay tuned. We continue with transport news with Monaco Strasbourg correspondent Gabriel Lee who joins me now from Stockholm. Good morning. Good morning. Gabriel, your first story for today's about Morocco's ambitious high-speed rail plan still us more. Right, so Morocco has a high-speed rail line. The first of this scale in Africa. And it's been doing quite well since 2018, running between Casablanca and tangier. And now they say, based on the success of that, they want to expand it quite a bit. So they want to link cities to the south, like Marrakesh and agadir on the coast, as well as make a new high speed rail link to over toward the Algerian border. So quite an ambitious plan they're setting out to do, though it will take some years still. And it sounds like it's going to take some determination and to wheel as well considering how expensive doing all that is. Right, we're talking about billions of Euros and potentially more. They're looking for investments from outside. And yeah, of course, I think the political will is there. So that's the good part. And then figuring out the financing and sort of making sure the timeline doesn't slip too much is the key. But it's nice to see that they have one that's functioning and it works well. So and what's going on with passenger figures, it looks like it's a success. Yeah, it does. But supposedly it's been just above and beyond what they could have hoped, and they say that it's removed a number of coaches and cars from taking road journeys, reducing CO2 emissions, all kinds of good positive benefits. And of course, it's much faster now to go between the north of Morocco and the capitals. So yeah, it's working out well so far. Excellent. If you're looking at this kind of high speed travel, is Morocco leading the way in the African continent and do you think other nations in the region may try to do the same thing Morocco's done? I think it's certainly is leading the way. It definitely has the most viable and sort of long-standing network in the continent. You have a smattering of other projects. One of which is in place, the one between Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, which was a Chinese finance project. I know Egypt is looking to build quite a bit of high-speed rail, but that has not gotten off the ground yet. And there are plans for a sort of pan African high-speed rail, which would be an incredible thing to see. But it's something that they're looking to do over decades, right? So it's part of the plan for 2063. We'll see. Many of these products have not even broken ground yet. So they're in the planning stages. It would be lovely to see them come to fruition. Another project in the planning stage is we'll actually probably happening a bit earlier by the end of the year is a new Thai airline. Gabriel, first of all, I have to ask what do you think about the name of this company? It's going to be called really cool airlines. Yeah, really cool airlines. It's certainly one that stands out. So if they were looking to get some PR out of the name announcement, they've done their job, I think. It should be noted that this is coming from a man who was CEO of knock air. Thai budget airline until recently, and he has a travel agency. That's called something similar, really, really cool. I think is the name of the trailer. So there's a link there. But it does come across as if it might be something of a joke, however, it seems to be a real thing, a real plan. He wants to launch this airline really cool airlines by the end of the year. How much more do we know about the details of this plan starting from what the upper approach is this company is going to be taking? Is it going to be a budget airliner or is it trying to be something more something better? Something improves something more. Yeah, well, so far we've seen a lot of buzzwords and not so much substance, but they are talking about having some kind of mix of low fares and premium experiences and really good safety and on a three 50, which they're saying they're going to acquire the most modern one of the most modern Airbus widebody jets and they want to fly internationally on longer haul routes. So we don't know really too much. It's a lot of talk at this point with very little concrete, but they're talking about a sort of a premium offering at lower fares. Whether that's possible, I think many have tried this. I don't know if it's ever been possible, but we will see, I guess. Is there demand for a new airliner like this in the region? I suppose there's plenty of potential growth in the region and Thailand is now just starting to bounce back from the pandemic and the drop in tourism numbers. One of the arguments that the person behind this is making is that we need more airlines to bring in more people at attractive rates and with attractive offers, especially as Tai airways at the moment is kind of a shell of its former self. They've parked most of their planes and sort of generally seem to have suffered from this time in the pandemic and they haven't really bounced
"congress party" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"The controversy surrounding Nigeria's presidential election explained by asta Raj van chee. Schumacher was one of tens of thousands of young Nigerians who took to the streets in October 2020 to demand an end to police brutality in Nigeria. The mass movement which became known as hashtag and SARS called for the disbanding of the special anti robbery squad after a video of a man getting killed by the police went viral. As ug webo protested in the capital city of Abuja, where she hands a women's rights nonprofit called teacher and G, she recalled police firing live rounds and tear gas at her. A white bull says she was heartbroken by the government's response to the protests, which compelled her to think about how to take back the country this February as Nigeria on Saturday held the most competitive free and fair election since the end of military rule in 1999. On Tuesday, bola chenu boo from the ruling all progressives Congress party was declared the winner, but the ex governor of Lagos, the country's largest city, won with a slim margin against his opponents, atiku Abubakar from the main opposition people's Democratic Party, and Peter obi from the smaller Labor Party, a third party candidate who many younger Nigerians had pinned their hopes on. His opponents have since expressed their discontent and are expected to challenge the results in court to a gig bow who has monitored elections in Nigeria since 2011 to new boo's win is a disappointment. The strategy and structure worth theft and violence and rotten pipes can not produce sparkling water, she said, referring to the independent national electoral commission in the country's electoral body. Nevertheless, tenu known as jacobin or leader of the warriors by his supporters, was expected to be the frontline winner. He fought military rule in Nigeria before escaping into exile and founding the country's democracy in 1999. In this election he ran on the slogan, it's my turn, which critics said suggested a sense of entitlement. He will now grapple with some of the biggest challenges for Africa's most populous country from economic turmoil to widespread violence and corruption. In a televised acceptance speech tenu called for reconciliation with his opponents. I take this opportunity to appeal to my fellow contestants to let us team up together. It is the only nation we have, it is one country, and we must build it together, he said. Why are Nigerians unhappy with inec the national electoral system? This election was seen as Nigeria's most technologically advanced, with inec deploying an electronic voter, accreditation system, and results viewing portal that would enhance transparency and accessibility. The high expectations over voter transparency saw millions registered to vote and then almost 50% increase in the number of polling units since the last election in 2019. This electronic transmission was significant because it is intended to go a long way in reducing rigging, which often happens at the point of collation, who works for a yaga, Africa, civil society organization, based in Abuja, said. But the same infrastructure is now under intense scrutiny while the credibility of inec hangs in the balance. Nigerians had expectations of a free and fair process of good faith from inec. Hasn't honored that, said a goebel. Lena Coney Hoffman and Africa associate fellow at chatham House, London, told time that the technology failed to transmit results from the polling units, which was a critical part of preventing the manipulation of the results and credibility of the outcome. You observers said that poor planning and communication from inec undermine trust in Nigeria's democratic process, while Afro barometer found that 78% of Nigerians said they had little or no trust in IAC. In neighboring countries like Ghana and Kenya, the technology has also raised concerns about election fraud from hacking and manipulation. As a result of the scrutiny, both Abu Bakr and obi have dismissed the election results and demanded a rerun. In his victory speech to said that his rivals could rightfully challenge the results in court, but that the lapses in the election were relatively few in number and were immaterial to affect the outcome of this election. To amaka anku, Africa, director at the Eurasia group consultancy, the scrutiny suggests one thing. In my view, the electoral commission over promised and raised expectations and now people feel disappointed and it's being used by the opposition to argue that the results are not valid. What's next for tanu as he leads in Nigeria? With nearly 216 million people, Nigeria is a top oil producer with the biggest population and the largest economy in Africa. In the next 25 years, it is expected to surpass the U.S. as the third most populous country, but many Nigerians, young and old, are hoping that the next president will successfully grapple with the immense challenges facing the country, which include a severe cash crisis after a botched effort to replace all banknotes, high inflation and corruption, and deadly attacks by armed men against civilians amid a backdrop of chaos and widespread unrest. A recent survey by Afro barometer a pan African polling organization found that 89% of Nigerians thought their country was heading in the wrong direction. A Mazda said that the overall dissatisfaction with governance has contributed to the feeling that if we don't get it right now, we may never get it right again. In Lagos state, home to Africa's biggest city in previously a main stronghold for tanu, Obi-Wan by a fraction, 582,454 votes over tenu booze 472,606 votes, reflecting how young and urban voters are fed up with traditional politics. Of the 87 million eligible voters in the country, nearly 40% of those who registered to vote were under the age of 34, demonstrating an unprecedented level of young voter turnout as well as support for OB. For Anka this fracture suggests a delicate intense moment for Nigeria. Alongside challenging the results in court, she said Nigeria would likely see protests in the coming days from dissatisfied Nigerians and cities like Lagos and Abuja. The president elect will face a very significant challenge of successfully articulating a positive vision for the country that can bring people together, she said..
"congress party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Reported that ESG may surpass $41 trillion in assets this year and $50 trillion by 2025 And that would account him for about one third of the projected total assets under management globally It's a lot It's a lot Investors want it consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainably focused companies Global governments are demanding it And somewhat argue that the existence of our world well it depends on it A new book out entitled fire and flood a people's history of climate change from 1979 to the present Well it sounds the alarm about the next looming financial crisis and its climate caused The author is Eugene Linden an award winning journalist and writer who covers science nature and the environment he says the conversation we've been having about climate change is all wrong Oh we're not doing anything We're the hell of a lot of talk about it 26 Congress parties and we're on the 6th assessment from the UN and emissions are 60% higher than they were in 1990 when they were already a problem And between 1990 and now 2.3 billion people have been added to the population The average emissions per person is about more than four tons So that's another 10 billion tons that we have to take out And we were already forcing the climate into a warmer state way back in 1990 So we have just a much bigger rock to roll up a much steeper hill with a much shorter timeline Why have we been so bad about this I think there's a number of reasons One fundamental to the way we do business is that the momentum of business as usual is just enormous And we have a kind of blind spot in our economy and that we have a very hard time representing the long-term threats in a business that is focused very much on the short term And essentially makes us believe this blind to these long-term threats like climate change And my best example of that I think is the insurance industry which recognized the threat at the reinsurance level The part of the industry that ensures catastrophic risk very early on but at the retail level the momentum of business as usual is to keep writing policies even for people moving into harm's way Eugene I have to say when we were talking about this on our early morning call this morning about you coming on I remember early on that that's what started to get everybody's attention about the cost of climate change And from an insurance industry aspect and I feel like that was what initially made us all kind of sit up and take notice And then it kind of just went away Oh yeah Way back 1993 I wrote an article for time expecting that the insurance industry would be a white knight in the climate story because they live and die by pricing risk appropriately There were a couple of things I didn't realize They turned out to be a very timid night by the way But what I didn't realize then was the incredible momentum again to keep writing policies And then secondly their genius at offloading and spreading risk And then also most insurers can have policies on an annual renewal basis So if something goes wrong they can get out unless regulators stop them which was the case temporarily in California But the net effect of this was well they did get out actually in Florida after hurricane Andrew a bunch of insurers stopped writing wind policies And the state stepped in and basically socialized the risk And that happened in California as well And so where I expected to see a signal in the market in the economy that would cause people to make an orderly move away from the zones that are really in jeopardy from climate change that didn't happen In fact the reverse happened the underpricing of risk led millions to move into areas that are most at risk of climate change not just the fire zones in the west but the flood zones on the coast Eugene I had a professor in college He taught science technology and society and he was big into climate And he said that people just shouldn't live in California I'm a California I'm from California my parents are there Is he right I mean should people not live in the west should people not live in these areas that each year get consumed by fire What's going to happen in California is that climate change is basically put it in a rain shadow It's now in the midst of a drought that is the worst in a thousand years And it isn't going away any time soon Basically the rainstorms have been shifted poleward further north And leaving California and actually parts of Oregon Dry And that's not going to change And so the fire regime is going to continue And eventually that is going to get priced by the insurance industry Even now a lot of insurers AIG pulled out of California for instance And a lot of homeowners can only get the bare bones backstop from the fair program which is the California Insurance backstop insurance program What that means is if you think about it is that most people have a mortgage You can't get a mortgage without fire insurance And if you can't get fire insurance if you can't.
"congress party" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"Then you still like. Yes i do. I'd like it to be down fifty percent. it's almost bare. I'd buy it under twenty. There are many many companies that industry. They're all trading down my now. Can i go to any in new york. Adhi young i. I've been watching this show. Fifteen years old very beyond. I'm glad you're on. Thank you for coming on greece though. I am question i want to get your opinion. So we've seen gre- earnings from the big aztec name social media and ad din's and i wanted to and cuba name liberal under the radar to got four analysts by ratings and make one hundred eighty five billion eba tabula today cheating either. He kind of makes you. It generates pages. Any previews reminds me that you can buy the stock of trade desk with jeff green. That's what you should be doing. Let's go to jimmy. jimmy. Jimmy kill right back everybody. Just i'm an action. Works club real. Yes sir i just really want to thank you and your whole staff for everything. I've learned over the years. You guys have really helped my family out a lot. He would see teaching product. And i. it's not like it out there. what's going on. Hey buddy you help me out. I'm looking at a stock. One open position then. I want to get your thoughts on digital turbine ticker aps. Yeah Okay so you need company but it mobile services but the problem is it sells is such a high multiple and the mold was being compressed. Right now i want to thank you for being a member back short. But i'm gonna just say. I don't think that's a great stock to be. I really don't. Let's go to jeff in texas jeff. Jim joe texas chip going on on the stack chain house money Problem if the train going in the wrong direction tell me about astra now that the specs pair service a year space services crowded semi asked me the other day about this. I said i it's too crowded But the stock is come out. This and eight bucks buy a little today. Lazio collusion unlikely. Ground is sponsored by two ameritrade. Coming up in a ceo. Be their own worst enemy. Kramer faces facts about a chinese crackdown on tech markets. Discovered a new game. It's called kill your own stocks this morning cal to me. The united parcel tried to resurrect your stock. If the murder on her own com school studying performance we really every good development. That's happened in recent months. All the great changes meant little to the future. I've some courses. ceo's but it's rare to hear straight up admit that the future might not be as good as the pass however. If you're hearing from tomato earlier tonight. I think wall street's being too negative as ups booby boosting. Its dividend and buying back stock soon enough after the board meets. Then we have chinese government which is mowing down the stocks china's companies that have fallen out of favor with communist party remarkable of the china education. Stocks is warning to all businesses and the people's republic. If you make a lot of money by helping rich. People cement their society socioeconomic status. The party is going to crush your profitability. I mean they're turning lucrative operations into nonprofits. That's why don't you bank just cut. Its price tag for gal to check. Do from ninety seven dollars to just three dollars that's it. The congress. Party's killing three birds with one stone. I it's confiscating the wealth of the company's billionaire founder..
"congress party" Discussed on No Agenda
"Talked about the bank had to be nationalized. Middle of that report was weird. It was totally weird. It was part of the bit. But if now i clipped it's as a as an iso eight seconds. So this is the south african this is a marxist overlay they talk about means of production nationalizing everything this is a this is a venezuela idea and it was right in the middle of this npr report. Let's play and keith patrick. Industries and understand. Start over again really. Focus the minds and kissed packaging. Industries of production must be nationalized. african reserve. Bank must be nationalized without laying. The mines and something must be national bank. I think i thought she said banks national banks must be nationalized. that all must be nationalised. What is this got to do with any of this reporting play one more time. It's very weird that just pops in the middle there. S the minds and keith packaging. Industries and means of production must be nationalized. This are african reserve. Bank must be nationalized without link without delay thing she said you know what i think we need is. We need to it in context again. Hold on i need to pull the context of emission. Congress party okay. Let's start with this guy. The least of demands read by panel pasha and member of the pro zuma faction of the ruling african national congress party. Okay so it's it's a. It's a representative from the anc. zulu zulu nation who read this so african national congress. Yes goes beyond that of the former presidents release demise and keith patrick. Industries and means of production must be nationalized. The south african reserve bank must finished a life without link. There you go. That's so total marxist can i point out that Durbin this zulu tribal area just putting it that way. That's where the gupta family settled. And this is the large indian Contingent gupta completely corrupt in bed zuma on all kinds of shenanigans in and ran the pr firm or the pr hired the pr. Firm to four zuma himself. I think yes. The gupta's are notorious. W i o en covers them with another whole report. I didn't clip And they go on and on about these. These are the bad actors and their indians. The so people you know think it. All indians are back because of the gupta. Put these things together one we have marxist messaging to. We have indian hate China anybody. i mean china's on the side of pakistan in the kashmir china's all with pakistan. They hate india and shy and the indians hate them. So w and which. I think is accounts for that but the chinese are somehow involved in there. Either creating this problem. And they're gonna march in fix things and it and the marxist messaging is going on we had in the last clip from the last You know the last guy says. Kill all whites kill all indians it was marxist messaging guy. And this girl is like i'm just straight up marxist this a communist takeover sir pens a youtuber who i sometimes watch he. He's from south africa white guy from south africa. has been out of the country. I think for fifteen or sixteen years whose parents were still there He has family there not said he said i had to leave during zoom as he hates the country these headed. He never talks about it on his youtube. Youtube shows he says is the most racist country on earth. Everybody's racist everybody hates each other. It has not worked Even said the colors of south africa are brown. Black and white. He says that is not a rainbow. That's literal color of shit. So the guy really freely hates his homeland but he still has a lot of contact with people and he played this Voicemail of Everyone has their own private security. That there really is no police army doing anything. That is as far as any reports i've seen and so you know this friends. He knows they hired as many security guards as they could. They'd like had twenty or thirty but then something odd showed up so the information flow has been coming in fast and furious during this time. I'm going to play you a couple of small clips here. I'm not gonna play all of them. I don't want to give away anyone's identity or anything like that. But i'm just gonna play a couple of things to give you an idea about what's going on. I've also got a couple of messages on here. So i'm going to start by playing a little clip you hear from durban and durban in kwazulu-natal where this all kickoff by the way durban is probably the it's kind of like the florida. I guess south africa. It's the tropical beach place. It's it's a really nice place to go it's got a massive indian majority Diaspora ns where all the indians are should say. Let's take a listen from dovan here. Don't know the situation yeah. They blend thirty the supplies food. Everybody food victory every chemical effectively. It to the aiming and these deliberately aiming i'll give you an instance of somebody who convicts for macro in spring so macro and spin security company that. Listen you any amount of money by just we don't get what the price but you get as many as possible. For many gods supposedly put the armed fully armed security wind. The guys game. They came in sixty armored vehicles. Ak47's and everything and it all is listener. You move from your or your day. So the cleared out every bit of police insecurity in the area. the digi cleveland. So and this is not the government with sixty armored vehicles and ak47's somebody else so there's something going on. That is messed up. Yeah it's a communist revolution but spurred on well a note from one of our producers to understand what's going on in south africa and why it's different from the crt critical race theory nonsense in america you need to look at the history of intelligence networks and covert operations in africa. A good point of entry this clandestine world in the has linked to an expose about the wwf. The world wildlife fund started by prince bernard also the founder of the bilderberg group it explores the founding of. Wf people involved how they use this ngo to support paramilitary operations did run destabilization campaigns all over africa to fight against groups who are trying to end the exploitation of their people and their nations natural national resources by powerful interest groups. And i have no reason to not believe that. That's exactly what that's a big part of what's going on or this has been going on for lake of china or what you just said. Well it's another china link the. What is the logo of the wwf. A fricken panda. It's append true. Okay so there's my china link but even our producers have family there As brother-in-law stuck in the house for six days. He live in a gated community. Do not have security surrounding the residential area neighbors are volunteering to watch the gates. They're all armed. People are not going to work because the rights and the killings. They're afraid they're water will soon turn off. Run out as you know. South africa's water situation has been atrocious. They've been running out for years keeping buckets of water in their house just in case the grocery stores have either been looted or closed and his family is running low on food as they go shopping for groceries. Frequently they do not stash food for long. Today they waited in line at one grocery store for nine hours the stores open for limited hours but only selling bread and milk because of limited supply and emergency shipments. His brother and mom didn't even get to the fund the line in time before the store closed.
"congress party" Discussed on No Agenda
"Must be nationalized. Stout zuma's release comes as citizens deal with a lack of shops and services following the looting and torching more neighborhood business. Centres residents are also volunteering their labor to help clear the debris of many damaged buildings for npr news. I am ishmael wound. Equal in harare. Wait a minute. All of a sudden there was a bit in there and it talked about the bank had to be nationalized in the middle of that report was weird. It was totally weird. It was part of the bit. But if now i clipped it's as a as an iso eight seconds. So this is the south african this is a marxist overlay they talk about means of production nationalizing everything this is a this is a venezuela idea and it was right in the middle of this npr report. Let's play and keith patrick. Industries and understand. Start over again really. Focus the minds and kissed packaging. Industries of production must be nationalized. african reserve. Bank must be nationalized without laying. The mines and something must be national bank. I think i thought she said banks national banks must be nationalized. that all must be nationalised. What is this got to do with any of this reporting play one more time. It's very weird that just pops in the middle there. S on the minds and keith packaging. Industries and means of production must be nationalized. This are african reserve. Bank must be nationalized without link without delay plus thing she said you know what i think we need is we need to it. In context again. Hold on i need to pull the context of emission. Congress party okay. Let's start with this guy. The least of demands read by panel pasha and member of the pro zuma faction of the ruling african national congress party. Okay so it's it's a. It's a representative from the anc. zulu zulu nation who read this so african national congress. Yes goes beyond that of the former presidents release demise and keith patrick. Industries and means of production must be nationalized. The south african reserve bank must finished a life without link. There you go. That's so total marxist can i point out that Durban this Zulu tribal area just putting it that way. That's where the gupta family settled. And this is the large indian Contingent gupta completely corrupt in bed zuma on all kinds of shenanigans in and ran the pr firm or the pr hired the pr. Firm to four zuma himself. I think yes. The gupta's are notorious. W i o en covers them with another whole report. I didn't clip And they go on and on about these. These are the bad actors and their indians. The so people you know think it. All indians are back because of the gupta. Let's put these things together. One we have marxist messaging to we have indian hate China anybody. i mean china's on the side of pakistan in the kashmir china's all with pakistan. They hate india and shy and the indians hate them. So w and which. I think is accounts for that but the chinese are somehow involved in there. Either creating this problem. And they're gonna march in fix things and it and the marxist messaging is going on we had in the last clip from the last You know the last guy says. Kill all whites kill all indians it was marxist messaging guy. And this girl is like i'm just straight up marxist this a communist takeover sir pens a youtuber who i sometimes watch he. He's from south africa white guy from south africa. has been out of the country. I think for fifteen or sixteen years whose parents were still there He has family there not said he said i had to leave during zoom as he hates the country these headed. He never talks about it on his youtube. Youtube shows he says is the most racist country on earth. Everybody's racist everybody hates each other. It has not worked Even said the colors of south africa are brown. Black and white. He says that is not a rainbow. That's literal color of shit. So the guy really freely hates his homeland but he still has a lot of contact with people and he played this Voicemail of Everyone has their own private security. That there really is no police army doing anything. That is as far as any reports i've seen and so you know this friends. He knows they hired as many security guards as they could. They'd like had twenty or thirty but then something odd showed up so the information flow has been coming in fast and furious during this time. I'm going to play you a couple of small clips here. I'm not gonna play all of them. I don't want to give away anyone's identity or anything like that. But i'm just gonna play a couple of things to give you an idea about what's going on. I've also got a couple of messages on here. So i'm going to start by playing a little clip you hear from durban and durban in kwazulu-natal where this all kickoff by the way durban is probably the it's kind of like the florida. I guess south africa. It's the tropical beach place. It's it's a really nice place to go it's got a massive indian majority Diaspora ns where all the indians. I should say let's take a listen from dovan here. Don't know the situation yeah. They blend thirty. The supplies food. Everybody food factory every chemical effectively to the aiming. And these deliberately aiming. I'll give you an instance of somebody who convicts for macro in spring so macro and spin spink security company that. Listen you any amount of money by just we don't get what the price but you get as many as possible. For many gods supposedly put the armed fully armed security wind. The guys game. They came in sixty armored vehicles. Ak47's and everything and it all is listener. You move from your or your so. The cleared out every bit of police insecurity in the area. The digi cleveland. So and this is not the government with sixty armored vehicles and ak47's somebody else so there's something going on. That is messed up. Yeah it's a communist revolution but spurred on well a note from one of our producers to understand what's going on in south africa and why it's different from the crt critical race theory nonsense in america we need to look at the history of intelligence networks and covert operations in africa. A good point of entry this clandestine world in the has linked to an expose about the wwf. The world wildlife fund started by prince bernard also the founder of the bilderberg group. It explores the founding of wf. The people involved how they use this ngo to support paramilitary operations did run destabilization campaigns all over africa to fight against groups who are trying to end the exploitation of their people and their nations natural national resources by powerful interest groups. And i have no reason to not believe that. That's exactly what that's a big part of what's going on or this has been going on for lake of china or what you just said. Well it's another china link.
"congress party" Discussed on This Is Important
"I'm going to chicago this weekend. Guys okay politically every go. hot button. Issue the windy city. What are you going to do. They're going down. I'm gonna mostly eat hot dogs and be with my family to okay on july fourth. Get back Ever been to evanston illinois over two years. Whoa that's a long way so it's like summertime shy right. Haven't we heard like that's where dreams are. It's going on okay. Basically it seems. 'cause i've been in this little bubble here in south carolina charleston for three months and here cova has been over for while but elsewhere less so so is chicago like right back at it. Are they fully open. I have friends in new york. That are like it's open. It's open but it's you know it's a big city so like i'm sure there could be like just a spike and then everyone will be back Throw mass samba. I feel like a lot of a lot of people faxed throw mask on. You can still hit up a grocery store or like they might just because it's summertime they might be like no dining endorsed for a little bit. You know who knows. That's my thing the ouchi. You're you're gonna find out with me. And adam being not to get freaking politically charged by. We're over here to do that. We can't help it though. We can't help it. We're aren't charged politically rives. I need to know do the red to blue. The donkeys the elephants for real Partisan oh gosh. The birthday party. Next the birthday party of congress party. Yeah that was on the typicals tongue. That's my president. Okay thank you..
"congress party" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"They don't have to think about it. They do not have to pursue it as long as the republicans themselves are not doing it. So the more. The republicans and the media can get spun up about liz. Cheney the better his which is probably why she needs to step aside at this point her purpose as house. Republican conference chair is to bring a united message and the united message on television seems to be That republicans are bad for one in her to go and the republican messages. It's time for her to go. I look i actually think that cheney's she's far more conservative at least two phonic who the house. Republicans wanted to replacement. That's kind of one of the dirty little secrets here. Is you get rid of cheney in leadership stefanik says all of the stuff that people who like trump like but her record is actually fairly liberal. Compared to liz cheney's but cheney's job is not to be a conservative or a progressive or a or anything other than the republican uniter of message to get all of the house. Republicans on the same talking points and she can't do that she is insistent Dogmatically so that the republicans have to expressly say what donald trump did and inspired on january six as bad. And you know what she. And i actually see on only issue. I know a lot of you don't but if the goal is to win twenty twenty to the focus needs to be on the biden agenda the incoming republican nor democratic president. Whoever it may be if they control congress. Their party does poorly in the midterms. Frankly if they don't control congress party does poorly in the midterms whoever controls the white house their party doesn't do well in midterms in the midterms are coming. Republicans have some incredible advantages. They're going to be on defense in the senate to a degree but in the house of representatives. The democrats are not very United the democrats are not very popular their messages to progressive for the american public. They've seized on a splitter up electorate in demanded that it be a mandate for joe biden. Which it's not. There are ways to beat the democrats at this moment. There are ways to beat them. There are ways to show that the gop would be better stewards. There are ways for the gop to highlight the biden administration's recklessness and they can't do it as long as they're all fighting over liz. Cheney probably time for her to step aside. There's no reason to to to fixate on this. But i just i got i got a point out to you. Every major news outlet today has stories about louis. Cheney liz cheney has an op ed in the washington post the political has multiple stories. The washington post has multiple stories. The new york times has multiple stories national review stories. The dispatch stories You name it. Cnn msnbc fox news. They're all covering this janey. No one's covering the border right now..
"congress party" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"They don't have to think about it. They do not have to pursue it as long as the republicans themselves are not doing it so the more. The republicans in the media can get spun up about liz. Cheney the better his which is probably why she needs to step aside at this point her purpose as house. Republican conference chair is to bring a united message and the united message on television seems to be That republicans are bad for one in her to go and the republican messages. It's time for her to go. I look i actually think that cheney's she's far more conservative at least vanek who the house. Republicans wanted to replacement. That's kind of one of the dirty little secrets here. Is you get rid of cheney in leadership stefanik says all of the stuff that people who like trump like but her record is actually fairly liberal. Compared to liz cheney's but cheney's job is not to be a conservative oriented progressive or a or anything other than the republican uniter of message to get all of the house republicans on the same talking points and she can't do that. She is insistent Dogmatically so that the republicans have to expressly say what donald trump did and inspired on january six as bad. And you know what she. And i actually see on only issue. I know a lot of you don't but if the goal is to win twenty twenty to the focus needs to be on the biden agenda the incoming republican nor democratic president. Whoever it may be if they control congress. Their party does poorly in the midterms. Frankly if they don't control congress party does poorly in the midterms whoever controls the white house their party doesn't do well in midterms in the midterms are coming. Republicans have some incredible advantages. They're going to be on defense in the senate to a degree but in the house of representatives. The democrats are not very United the democrats are not very popular their messages to progressive for the american public. They've seized on a splitter up electorate in demanded that it be a mandate for joe biden. Which it's not. There are ways to beat the democrats at this moment. There are ways to beat them. There are ways to show that the gop would be better stewards. There are ways for the gop to highlight the biden administration's recklessness and they can't do it as long as they're all fighting over liz. Cheney probably time for her to step aside. There's no reason to to to fixate on this. But i just i got i got a point out to you. Every major news outlet today has stories about louis. Cheney liz cheney has an op ed in the washington post the political has multiple stories. The washington post has multiple stories. The new york times has multiple stories national review stories. The dispatch stories You name it. Cnn msnbc fox news. They're all covering this janey. No one's covering the border right now..
"congress party" Discussed on ABC Radio MELBOURNE
"Mm. The measure is currently due to expire on knife 15, But Karen Andrews says the government is watching the situation closely. I understand that people are concerned, but these are temporary measures we will be reviewing them. Quite frankly, they're being looked at every single day as we look at what the options are. India's mind Congress party has urged the government to declare a nationwide lock down the number of coronavirus cases there has surged past 20 million. The parties later claims health services in the country have virtually collapsed with people calling for medical help on social media. Victorian coalition will use parliament to try to force the release of a controversial report into workplace bullying discrimination and sexism in the M F B and C F A In 28, saying the United Firefighters Union successfully blocked the release of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission report into the fire services. He was on the grounds to report had been requested by the state government, not the CF A and M F boom last year all paid firefighters who brought together under the banner off fire Rescue Victoria Shadow Minister for Emergency services Tim Smith says the government needs to find a way to release the report in order to clean up firefighting. And I call on the Andrews labor government to vote with the opposition and release this report so we can fix up the culture in their fire surfaces and make Them a safe workplace for all women. Lawyers worried the rebirth of the police in schools program in Victoria will unnecessarily target troubled kids. Victoria Police is confirmed it will re launch a version of the program like this year that saw officers were insanely visit schools in the 19 eighties and nineties in an effort to build stronger community relationships. Some criminologists said the programs were tune could help to shift the force away from its military image with younger people. But youth lawyer Anoushka Geronimo US says she's against the idea. We're worried that they at risk kids will consequently have unnecessary interactions with the police and inadvertently contribute further to the systemic overrepresentation off certain complex groups of Children. For example of First Nations Children homicide squad detectives are appealing for information as they continue their investigation into a fatal drive by shooting in Melbourne's west earlier this year. Alec original reports, Police have released images of a youth they believe was involved in the fatal shooting off economic go to Vasa in Raven Hole. In February, The 33 year old was standing outside the pool hall around midnight with friends when a car approached the group several gunshots within fired from the youth, killing Mr to Vasa and seriously injuring a second man. Police want to speak to anyone with information about the vehicle described as a dark gray 2017, Toyota Hi Lux, Jule Cab Ute and its occupants described as Pacific Islander in appearance. Police say they still don't know the motive behind the shooting. Woman has died in a car crash in Melbourne's north overnight, police said. The driver crashed into a tree on the Whittlesey Yea road in Hume Veil about 20 past nine. The woman who has yet to be formally identified, died at the scene. She was the only person in the car. In men's tennis. Australian John Millman has beed in world number 16 humored her catch at the Madrid Open 577663 Like CPA. Perrin has won his match against Germany's Yang Lin. It's truth 6376 and Alex Demon, or also progressed after he claimed the first set 62 and was leading in the second three love before South African Lloyd Harris retired hurt. Checking Victoria's with the details now and Ryan over a skips land today with possible heavy falls about the far raced scattered showers about the remaining eastern Rangers. Patchy morning frost and fog in the West. Cool too mild and mostly cloudy day with moderate to locally fresh southeasterly winds, and there's a strong wind warning for the east Gippsland Coast. Millman. The chance of fog about nearby heels early this morning, then a partly cloudy day with the top off 17 degrees Tomorrow Partly cloudy again and 19 Friday. Similar conditions 20 Saturday a possible shower 19 Sunday partly cloudy 20. At this stage Monday. Cheryl, too, and 18 degrees, but right now in Melbourne, it's eight degrees ABC News Good morning and welcome to a M. I'm Sabra Lane on today's program Facebook to decide whether to allow Donald Trump back on its.
"congress party" Discussed on ABC Radio MELBOURNE
"Book that will choose It's a little short book so we can all read it by the time the next time Thanks, daddy by its these times. Good morning ABC News with David Rowlands. The Mexican government has announced it will fully cooperate with an investigation into the horror train crash in Mexico City that's left at least 23 people dead. The city's make Claudia Sean bomb says a specialist external company will be brought in to ensure transparency after an overpass collapsed under the weight of a train sending the carriage is full of people crashing onto cars on the streets below. Mexican President Andres Manual, Lopez Obrador says the investigation will be thorough and open. No Siva out quilter absolutely meant another. Absolutely nothing will be hidden from the people of Mexico. They have to know the whole truth. Nothing will be hidden from them because we have to act responsibly As always. That's how we have done it in government. We do not lie. We do not steal. We do not betrayed. Crickets richest tournament. The Indian Premier League remains in considerable doubt after it was suspended indefinitely due to cover 19. It's left many of the sports stars, including a number of high profile Australians. Scrambling to find ways to get home after players and staff of three teams tested positive for the coronavirus amid a surge of infections in India, the ironic couple who was a commentator for ESPN in India. Says it's unlikely to resume despite assurances by officials that it will restart sometime later this year. Becomes untenable for the tournament to go on, because you don't know to what degree other franchises have been exposed and the nature of the tournament is such that even if there is to be a break, so to speak mid tournament That it would not be possible to make up the number of games after two weeks time. Meantime, India's main opposition Congress Party has urged the government to declare a nationwide lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases surges past 20 million. The Senate Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi. Says there is no other way to stop the virus from spreading. He claims health services in the country have virtually collapsed with people calling for medical help on social media. The drug company. Fizer expects its revenues and profits to rise markedly this year as a result of increasing demand for its Corona virus vaccine. The BBC's Andrew Walker has the story. Visor has not revealed how much profit it has made from producing and selling The new vaccine, originally developed by the much smaller German firm Byo N Tek, using new marina technology. The fight is total revenue not just from the vaccine in the first three months of 2021 was 45% higher than a year earlier. Among other big pharmaceutical companies. AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson have said they would sell their vaccines on a non profit basis for the duration of the pandemic, although they have received substantial government funding. French court has acquitted the later of the far right National Rally. Marine Le Pen in a hate speech case brought after she posted pictures of atrocities by the Islamic state militant group. Miss Le Pen shared the images on social media in light 2015, including one of the decapitated body of American journalist James Foley as a response to what she viewed as parallels drawn by a journalist between Islamic state and her party. She was charged under an article in the French penal code that prohibits the dissemination of violent images and messages that could seriously harm human dignity. Mr. Penn's defense lawyers said after the hearing that freedom of expression had been safeguarded. The first face to face talks in more than two years between foreign ministers of the G seven group of industrialized nations are taking place in London. Discussions are focusing on how Democratic nations including Australia. And combined to counter the growing influence of more autocratic states like Russia and China. The EU foreign policy chief Joseph Barrel says the meeting is considering a wide range of issues. Had bean covering the most important problems that we're facing on..
"congress party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Correspondent will grant their in Mexico City. Speaking to me just a short time ago, and the President, President Obrador has expressed his sadness and said that nothing would be hidden from the Mexican people. Sent to India, now, once again in the spotlight or still in the spotlight of the country has now passed the grim milestone of more than 20 million infections. Easy to forget that behind every single one of those numbers are people on their story signify pain, despair on the fear of death. 222,408 is the latest figure for deaths in India. The government says the cases are slowing down cases on April the first years were 400,000 and day and today they are 355,000. I asked the BBC's Being a Gupta and Delhi if the numbers were indeed falling, there are conflicting opinions on this statement of from some cities, which is seeing slowdown in cases, particularly India's financial have Mumbai where the soul cases dip in comparison to last five years, and that's because a lot of people are saying that testing is not being done on numbers that are being recorded on not being released by the government. So there's not enough transparency. So that is a conflicting opinion. Whether this is the actual scenario, not because as it is we've seen under report even off number of lives that have been lost. Often we have seen in major cities. There is a lag between the debts, which are reported in crematorium versus which are recorded and hospitals. I've spoken to people who are working in crematorium have said that a lot of times as a pressure not to record this these debts as covert debts and That are also opinions from experts that right now what India's looking at is just the tip of the iceberg. The under reporting this to an extent where we're looking at his 20 times the scenario we're off the numbers that are reflecting at the moment. So even if there is a news of numbers coming down, people are looking at at with a pinch of salt. The Supreme Court had imposed a deadline on hospitals in Delhi regarding oxygen that wasn't met. What is the situation with oxygen now? The crisis continues. I've been speaking to major hospitals, Yo said that they've got some cushion. They're not in a panic mode at the moment, but they don't have emergency stock, which is needed as cases continue to stream in. So we are seeing that efforts which are being made currently by the government to have an oxygen ordered in the hospitals to ensure that there are special corridors. Running special trains and flights in different Corbett hot spots. Those are not resulting in immediate impact, and that's where hospitals are still firefighting and trying to save as much as possible. They have bean loss of lives that and reported in just 72 wires. Across India. At least 26 lives have been lost because hospitals exhausted their oxygen supply and help country church on time, so the situation remains urgent here. BBC's Davina Gupta. Before we came on air, I spoke to Pavan Keira, who is a spokesman for the main opposition Congress party. Witnessing across India is a little collapse off health services. On do what we see, Unfortunately, is that it appears that the health services are being run on social media because people are crying for help Sus tweets and posts on social media and then trying to create networks or volunteers. Now that's not how you handle a crisis. Therefore, it appears as the government has really Field to provide the right service at the right time. Whether it's oxygen, whether it's hospital beds, whether it's essential drugs or whether it's plasma. These are issues that need to be highlighted time and again over and over again, isn't it right that opposition parties in the face off a global pandemic should be rallying around a government that this is what's required a joint effort. To try and combat what every Indian is clearly facing. Is it helpful that Rahul Gandhi is saying that the government of India's inaction is killing many innocent people? No over the last journey off one year through the pandemic. It was the Congress party. Various leaders of the Congress Party kept for warning the government. Kept giving ideas. I'll give you an example off. The letter, written by Dr Man wants in the former Prime minister book last month. Look at the way they're ready. Cool that letter. I'll remind you off the kind of suggestions which the Congress President Sonny a gun he gave to the government. Look at the way it was really cool. Controlled. I'll remind you off how Franco Gandhi Kept insisting and requesting the government toe, post foreign or cancel the board exams off class 10 and 12. She was really cool. Finally, government accepted all these demands or requests all these interventions, but they do not welcome any constructive cooperation from the opposition. That's the problem off this government. And if we do not remind them off where they're going wrong If we do not ask them to course correct. We will be feeling and our duties as an opposition party. What is it that you think the motivation is then off the governing party? Do you think that it suits them? To see India suffering in this way. What could be the motivation? Clearly, This is a very, very big problem for India, and everybody needs to come together to sort it out. This is a tragedy of errors. This is one mistake after the other misplaced priorities, the obsession with one man's image his obsession off, just highlighting his image off centralizing decision making and decentralizing blame sharing. These are the kind off missteps that have been taken over the last one year. Which have landed India into the mess We're in today. Do you think that what's required now is a national lockdown because clearly states are implementing regional lockdowns. The kind of mistakes that I said that have been committed were now forced. There is no option. We'll have to resort to a national locked down to break the chain. Restore some order in our health services. You have people dying outside the hospitals. You have people queuing up for cremations. For God's sake. This situation would not have arisen if we had taken the right decisions at the right time taking all states along with you. When is the last time a multi party meeting was held by the prime minister on this crisis? Why shouldn't the prime minister have daily meetings with all chief ministers to review and tow intervene? Has invented quiet. No, these are things that we needn't tell the government of India. I mean, they're also experienced people sitting there. Why don't they do it? You're calling for a national lock down. The last time one was imposed was in March 2020. And that, of course, caused a pretty disastrous humanitarian crisis, not least amongst people who Rely on day to day wages, and it pushed an estimated 75 million people into poverty. Now, the lockdown off last year was a completely unplanned without any strategy without thinking about the live. It's earners. That was a lockdown, which was Rushed into by the prime minister of India without taking other state if ministers in tow confidence Now I'm sure we can learn from our past mistakes and correct decisions. Now, when you take a decision off a lockdown you do take everyone along with you. You do think off. Rahul Gandhi's also proposed something called a basic minimum income for people over the late next as many months as required for the lockdown. So these are solutions also were not just criticizing the government. We keep giving them Instructive traditions. We keep trying to help them. So this is a time when you must implement them direct transfer off money in the accounts of the poor so that they don't run around going back to their villages. I wonder how you reflect on what you're seeing on a day to day basis as a nin Dian as somebody who is clearly involved in politics, but but just to someone who's seeing the daily suffering. How do you reflect on that? I mean, I really don't understand what am I doing in politics? If I can't help, I feel very helpless on by. I think the greatest the service tow the country would be that we indulge in politics that this baby really want to join hands with NGOs with the government with everybody who matters to try and provide some relief to the people. That's the reason why we got into politics and I hope we are able to justify our presence in politics. Oven. Keira from India's opposition Congress Party will be speaking to President Biden's chief medical advisor later.
"congress party" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"The goal of the pakistan movement is the creation of a separate muslim state for Muslims and then in the war. The congress party and i'm assuming the audiences know who these different players are. But let me know if i should clarify the congress party of the party of nero and gone the end azad and others. They decide to launch a movement to demand that the british leave india immediately. They almost just unilaterally declared independence. This is in nineteen forty two and the british respond by brutally. Repressing this very popular movement. Known as the quit india movement and so the entire congress party in leadership and hundreds of thousands of followers are jailed. Thousands are actually killed and to congress has sort of out of commission for for several years of the war and then while they're jailed or silenced. The muslim league decides to work with the british and they start to get traction even in bengal even in punjab start to form governments in different provinces and sometimes those governments are ironically in coalition with right-wing hindu parties. That are also starting to flourish with the congress in jail such as the hindu maha sabha and so sometimes you have coalition governments in place where he knows mesaba League are sharing power even though their whole line their party line is that his listen cannot coexist right so you have studied extensively on the context of world war two on the transfer power. How critical in shaping. Some of the violence that ensued and you touched upon some of that. Can you just clarify though. Many of our listeners are in south asia as you mentioned the different parties at play we had the congress party in india. And then if you could speak to the others in the region yes so all of this is i mean india is a patchwork area this period. There's areas that are directly by the british that are not british india but interspersed in that region are what are known as the princely states areas that are technically you know autonomous. They have their own local. Princes are rajasa. What have you. But it's understood that they answer to the british also. There's kind of an indirect rule process going on in those areas and so it's a very complicated set of policies there that have to either come together in some way or the other and so many political parties as well so the indian national congress is the party. That's claiming to speak for the Fall indians and the mainstream nationalist movement and ghandi is really important in giving it sort of a solid mass base at the same time. There's also the muslim league which is claiming to speak for muslims. But as i said earlier doesn't necessarily have a lot of traction among many muslims for a very long time because congress is also saying that they speak for muslims. There are other muslim organizations to that are staunchly against partition. Like the jami at the limit hid has led by figures like moulana mud the knee. And the you know you can even think of the kach movement in banja Started in punjab. Which has millions of followers by the nineteen forties. That's also absolutely against partition. There are also right wing. Hindu nationalist organizations like the laws of i mentioned then there on the left wing groups. There are the There's the communist party of india. There's the republican association you know going. Barbeque is already been executed at the time. We're talking by the nineteen forties but the making twenties and all you know. He also represents another form of anti-colonial activity against the british so there is a lot of ways to be..
"congress party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Because he had been associated with these brothers who have been members of the Communist Party from the 40 thirties and forties and fifties. And they were very close and until until he decided to leave the Congress party, so the FBI had been monitoring those brothers and then they do about 11. So when Levinson was introduced the doctor King immediately, the FBI's antenna went up and said, Oh, You know he's flirting with the Communist Party, and he may be trying to co opt him, You know, So that's why they basically started to life that King now the thing that King did, which is you know you and you know, kind of the sea floor, his apartment he's confronted. He's confronted by JFK by the Jamie about his relationship with 11. Another members who are in who had been in the cars play like buying resting and others. You told the disassociated so because this is right before the march in Washington, disassociate yourself from the other people Because it's gonna It's gonna be a stain on the civil rights movement. I mean, which is kind of it's fascinating to me because John Cady had to be pulled. You didn't all of a sudden I'm completely supportive. He had to be pulled into the movement, you know? If you knew that that was the right thing to do, But King Said to these two gentlemen that he was going to disassociate himself from standing Listen, Blender actuality. Never did. He did some others, you know, but he didn't do it from standing outside. Levinson. He trusted Levinson Levinson, helping with speeches and stuff. They became very close confidence concert got, you know, at that time. I won't play a clip from the film of Jagger Hoover crediting or kind of blaming the Communist Party for the rise of the civil rights movement. Let's take a listen. We're all familiar with the fact that the Communists have been agitating racial problems. Racial disunity in our nation for the last several years. That's the reason that you've seen racial agitators like Martin Luther King.
"congress party" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Whatever you have to do it, You can ship your own product. That's just a long nature in manufacturing. So you've got the air phrase something you'll do it. If you have to work on the weekends, you'll do it. If you have to pay overtime, you'll do it at the port of L. A. Soroka has tried to triage the most time sensitive shipments. Taking care of the toys, for example, were unloaded before Christmas. He's asked California's governor to set similar priorities and moved dockworkers near the front of the line for covert vaccinations. It's important to prioritize the longshore workers and other waterfront folks who have worked every day. Through this pandemic, bringing goods out to every one of our 435 Congressional district's The cargo Traffic jam is expected to continue well into 2021. Although shippers may get a breather next month around the lunar New Year, when Asian factories temporarily shut down For now, the U. S. Is not sending very much cargo back to Asia. More than two thirds of the cargo containers that left L. A in November for the return trip across the Pacific were empty. Scott Horsley NPR news Washington. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. More than 50 people were arrested in Hong Kong in morning raids yesterday. It is the biggest round up of pro democracy activists and politicians since a new national security law was introduced last summer. NPR China correspondent John Room, which looks at what's behind this latest move. After the Chinese government sent the Army into Tiananmen Square in 1989, killing, possibly thousands of pro democracy protesters. It paid a price. It was outcry from the international community and economic and political sanctions for years, but it learned from the experience and now it's applying those lessons in Hong Kong. What's been happening in Hong Kong is everything that happened. Repression wise in 1989 except the massacre. Jeffrey Wasser Strom is a historian at the University of California, Irvine. These moves in Hong Kong have been an attempt I think by Beijing Have that same kind of deterrent of fact, without having the equivalent to the tank man photograph and that has had one big consequence, he says, less global alarm. When Beijing imposed the national security law on Hong Kong Critics feared it would be used to silence dissent and these arrests seemed to confirm those fears. But hoping home of Johns Hopkins University says China feels like now might be the time to take a chance. What they fear most is this US pushback from sanctions and things like that. But now that U. S is in the transition mode, so it is a kind of a time that they think that they can do whatever they want. The rest comes just days after Beijing reached an investment deal with Europe. That was years in the making. And shine a light on the leaderships thinking China's calculation is that the European it's aspirated to have this deal desperate because China offers a huge market. And while other economies are struggling because of the pandemic, China's is humming. The China You agreement isn't ratified and yesterday's arrest may put it at risk. A trade agreement with Pacific nations into few weeks ago may also be in plain Chinese leader Xi Jinping's seems to think otherwise and not without reason, says watch system. The Chinese Congress party has made a whole whole syriza of moves during the last year or even the last years, and there haven't been dramatic consequences really Trump's sanction to some Chinese companies and officials and moved to revoke Hong Kong special trade status. And some European countries have spoken out against Beijing's tightening grip on the former British colony. Donald Clark of George Washington University Law says push back on these arrests might not change China's course but could help a robust response. Could lead to, you know a decision by the Hong Kong NPR, the authorities To impose, you know less harsh sentences and they were planning Or indeed Tonto to acquit some, but to really get she's attention. Some experts say it would take something like coordinated sanctions on top Chinese officials and possibly even on she himself. Or a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, which China is hosting. Steve's Song of the University of London says even if that doesn't happen, Beijing still pays a price for its actions in Hong Kong. If you're looking at the opal interest off China as a whole, I think the policy is backfiring. Because a vibrant, prosperous successful Hong Kong is in the best interest off China not only off Hong Kong, but he says backfiring isn't an issue. If your main concern is the Communist Party's power, and she Jinping's grip on it. Genre, which NPR news This'll is all things considered from NPR News. 4 48. There is traffic.
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"ABC News I'm John Shea. India's opposition Congress Party has warned that the government's decision to approve the emergency use off a locally developed Corona virus vaccine was premature. And could be dangerous. It says The data on the safety and advocacy of Kovacs in had not been fully reviewed, which was a mandatory requirement. Police in southwestern Pakistan say at least 11 coal miners have been killed by suspected militants in the province of Balochistan. They said the workers had been kidnapped on their way to work and later shot. The U. S vice president Mike Pence has welcomed plans by a group of Republican senators to raise objections to Joe Biden's election victory despite a lack of evidence of fraud. Mr Pence will preside over Senate session on Wednesday to certify the results of the Electoral College in which Mr Biden scored a substantial victory over Donald Trump. Moves have split Republicans. Hundreds of members and supporters off Iranian backed militias in Iraq have held on all night vigil at the site of the assassination by the U. S one year ago off the Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. He was killed in an American drone strike near Baghdad airport. U N aid coordinator has warned that the crisis at a fire damaged migrant camp in Bosnia had to governor could drag on for days or even weeks. Hater of under our art told the BBC that hundreds of migrants at the leaper camp have no water or electricity on have been sleeping outside in the cold and rain or in Busses. And a British man who spent 10 days in jail for breaking lockdown rules to visit his girlfriend by jet ski says his disastrous trip made him feel like a crappy James Bond. No. McLachlan has become known as Jet ski Romeo trying to sneak unnoticed onto the Isle of Man by sea from Scotland. He was quickly arrested for breaking the rules. He called it a crime of passion. BBC news. You're listening to Mayday on the BBC World Service. So I normally don't use voice memos from me. Just make sure it works. We'll be talking about white helmets today and HTS. Yes, I'm great. On the sixth floor of BBC Broadcasting house in London is a small group of desks. Full coronavirus orbit emptied the building. They were occupied by six journalists, all native Arabic speakers and social media experts for the jihadist media monitoring team. Meena Alum, ease the lead editor. There are a number of very big groups in Syria, especially in northern Syria, and the most dominant group currently is Hey activity to shun. Known by the acronym Page, T S H. T s is effectively a coalition of lots of different rebel factions, including lots of former Al Qaeda fighters, although the group cut all ties with Al Qaeda or a while back. These days, it's powerful and it lib a province in the northwest of the country. It lives also somewhere the white helmets or active. What would it be like for the white helmets operating under someone like HTS? What kind of concessions do you have to make for those jihadis you really have to sometimes play by its rules? It was Maine. His team that tipped me off about the HTS promotional video called the Unknown Mood. Jarhead, which.
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"Big mistake in the here and now of 2020. They are providing an alternative narrative to the media's focus on economic crisis on now, the pandemic So of course, we needed hard to survive. Psychologically, we needed to survive spiritually, That's all important areas art on the edge. Coming up after the news on the Cultural front line. ABC News I'm John Shape. India's main opposition Congress Party has questioned the emergency approval off a locally developed Corona virus vaccine, saying it was premature and could be dangerous. From Delhi as our South Asia editor and brush Aneta Rajan. India is among the first developing countries to approve these two vaccines. First is the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine. It has been approved by Britain on the second One is the Bharat Biotech, which is an Indian maid vaccine, the first Indian vaccine for the corona wires to be recommended. Of course, there are questions over the second one Bharat Biotech, there are being positioned politicians question on Twitter about whether end of trials were conducted. What is the efficacy off this particular vaccine? We still don't know about that? But the drug regulator was categorical and saying that we will not approve anything without considering safety in our mind. US finds President Mike Pence has welcomed plans by some Republican senators to raise objections to Joe Biden's election victory despite a lack of evidence of fraud. Mr Penn says due to preside over a Senate session on Wednesday to certify the results of the Electoral College in which Mr Biden scored a substantial victory over Donald Trump. Police in southwestern Pakistan say at least 11 coal miners have been killed by suspected militants in the province of Balochistan. The Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, has condemned the attack as an inhumane act of terrorism. Sikander Kamani reports The victims were kidnapped and then killed their bodies found with their hands bound together. The gruesome incident took place near the small town of much. Not far from the provincial capital quitter and close to the border with Afghanistan. Initial reports suggest the majority of those killed were members of the minority Hazara community repeatedly attacked in the past by extremists. Because their followers of Shia Islam Balochistan has also been home to a long running the low level separatist insurgency. Hundreds of members on supporters off Iranian backed militias in Iraq have held an all night vigil at the site of the assassination off the Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a U. S drone near Baghdad airport a year ago. Our Middle East analyst Sebastian Usher reports the killing of General Soleimani, along with nine others, including an Iraqi militia leader was the most inflammatory act the Trump administration carried out in its confrontation with Iran. There were fears that the assassination of one of them is powerful figures in Iran could trigger a new war in the region. The region is in a state of alert, waiting to see if Iran will take any military action most likely through its proxies to mark the anniversary, with the U. S and Israel threatening a devastating response. If it does Unpredictability at the final days of the presidency of Donald Trump has added to the anxiety World News from the BBC. The vice president of the Philippines, Leni Robredo has called for an investigation after the presidential security team received unauthorized vaccinations against the coronavirus. Miss Robredo called for transparency about who approved the program, which reportedly began as early as September, using a Chinese made vaccine. A U. N aid coordinator has warned that the crisis at a fire damaged migrant camp in Bosnia has the governor could drag on for weeks. Peter Evander, our art told the BBC. Hundreds of migrants at the leaper camp have no water or electricity and have been sleeping outside in the cold and rain. Or in Buster's. Mr Vander, Ark. Who's visiting the camp today says the problem has been made worse by political deadlock of their relocation to another camp. Rescuers working through the night at the sight of landslide in Norway have recovered the body off 1/5 person killed in the disaster. Five other people are still missing. More than 30 houses were destroyed on Wednesday in year drum northeast of Oslo when the ground they were built on stripped away, leaving giant chasm. Swedish environmental activist Gratitude bug is celebrating her 18th birthday today in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, she says she's now given up buying new clothes. Steve Jackson has more details. Greater thumb bags campaign for action to tackle global warming has made her a hugely influential figure. But at a personal price, she tells the Sunday Times she feels guilty about the impact of their fame on her family, which is included having to deal with death threats. Asked about celebrities who jet around the world advocating for the environment, she says she doesn't judge others for flying. Nor does she think it's selfish to have Children. She does not want to tell other people how to act she reveals to the paper. But a birthday wish would be for everyone to promise to do what they can for the planet. And that's the latest BBC World News. Hello. I'm Tracy Harris. And this is the program that explores the world. We live in through the work and voices of artists. 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Woman dies after gang-rape in India, second in a week
"Two leaders off the Indian opposition Congress party have been arrested outside Delhi after they set out to meet the parents of a teenage gang rape victim who died from her injuries. Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka was stopped as they attempted to walk across the village walk towards the village of the victim in neighboring utter Pradesh state. His and Barrasso Natarajan. Television pictures showed the Congress Party leader ruffle Gandhi falling to the ground as police officers tried to block its progress. The put up with the state government has imposed restrictions on gatherings in the village off the rape victim was died. Two weeks after she was assaulted. She was from the marginalized the Dalit community who often face discrimination despite laws that protect them. There has been a national outcry over the incident on India's governing Hindu nationalist B. J. P has been criticized for failing to act after the rape. Protests have been held in several places for a second day over the incident
Three killed in Bangalore clashes over Prophet Muhammad post
"Mohammed has sparked riots in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, killing three people and injuring 60 police officers. Tarasco shake reports The shooting came after 1000 people went on a rampage and surrounded the house off a local politician whose relative had posted the offending comments. They threw stones set vehicles alight and broke fire engines from reaching the location. They also set fire to a police building and attacked officers. Dozens of police were injured. The politician from the opposition Congress party has issued a video appeal for calm. New Zealand has
Leaders: Gisle Rabesahala
"Today's leader was a celebrated politician and was devoted to fighting for freedom and her country. She lived through era's colonialism and independence. Let's talk about Giselle Raba. Saha Jeff just sell Roberts Hollow was born on May Seventh Nineteen Twenty Nine Antananarivo Madagascar at that point Madagascar was a French colony. Gazelles family was very politically involved. Her father was an officer in the French army so she spent most of her childhood moving between his different postings and France Tunisia and molly when he died in nineteen forty to Giselle and her family return to Madagascar ask are those. Zell initially dreamed of becoming a nun. She decided against it by the age of seventeen. She was deeply involved in politics herself in the mid nineteen forties. Some political leaders about a gas car led efforts to become independent failed to do so through legal channels some some became radicalized and decided to take more violent measures in nineteen forty seven. Malagasy nationalists armed mostly with spears attacked attack. French military bases across the island. It became known as the nineteen forty seven. Malagasy uprising in response the French French killed many of the nationals estimates from the French said be killed around eleven hundred Malagasy nationals while Malagasy estimates were way higher around one hundred thousand casualties. Giselle was actively involved in a campaign for the rights of political prisoners from the uprising. She fought to free thousands of prisoners. She gathered a committee to support. Prisoners families wrote news articles to attract international attention and worked with members of parliament. Element petitioned the French president. In nineteen fifty six Giselle became the first woman elected as a municipal councillor. She was also the the first woman to lead a Malagasy political party having founded a party called the Union of the Malagasy. People in Nineteen fifty-eight Giselle United. Five nationalist nationalist organizations to help the Congress party for the independence of Madagascar. After a series of revolts Madagascar gained full independence in nineteen sixty when France agreed to let it become autonomous. Giselle then shifted roles from General Secretary of the Congress Party three to Minister of Culture and revolutionary art in that role. She committed herself to protecting people's heritage. She founded a national library. Prairie in nineteen seventy nine oversaw. The publication fifty works in the Malagasy language restored more than twenty five national monuments organized artistic mystic competitions and create the Mala gase copyright office in one thousand nine hundred five. Her policies helped promote national creativity. Giselle served as minister stir of culture until Nineteen ninety-one ten years later. She was also appointed Deputy Speaker of the Senate in addition to her roles in government. Giselle Zell was also on the editorial board of Nationalist newspaper. That opposed French. Colonial rule for much of her life. Giselle never got married or had any children when she was asked about her decision not to do so. She said that she preferred to serve her country instead to Zell wraps a Halla passed away on June twenty-seventh seventh two thousand eleven one day after the fiftieth anniversary of Madagascar's independence. After her death local reporters described her as as mother courage. Mother of the nation.
Indian protesters defy ban on public gatherings
"Indian police have imposed a ban on large gatherings and parts of Delhi ahead of another planned rally against the controversial citizenship laws despite the ban hundreds of protesters have been gathering in some places in Delhi activists have been hurting students and others to don the valleys protests against the law have erupted across India since it was passed earlier this month rallies are also being held in other parts of the country including West Bengal where the local government is strongly opposed to the act the leaders of the main opposition Congress party have been stopped from meeting families of those killed in protest in what the
Main India opposition party to stage protest against new law
"In India protesters angered by the new citizenship law that excludes Muslims defied a ban on demonstrations today this as prime minister Narendra Modi's used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend the bill as insular decision passed earlier this month at least twenty three people have died in the protests most of them in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where twenty percent of the state's two hundred million people are Muslim mode is accusing the main opposition Congress party of conspiring to push the country into a fear
South Africa president cancels UN meeting trip to address pressing domestic issues
"South Africa's president has canceled a visit to the United Nations annual gathering of world leaders to focus on on the rest of a gender based violence and xenophobic attacks hundreds of protesters gathered in Johannesburg on Friday to demand stronger government action against rising levels of gender based violence some members of the ruling African National Congress party calling on the government to declare a state of
Narendra Modi, Delhi And India discussed on BBC Newshour
"The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will be sworn in shortly along with his ministers in the capital, Delhi, and Barra, Senator John reports, Narendra Modi's wearing in ceremony in the court of the presidential palace will be attended by thousands of guests, including leaders of regional countries, Bollywood stars, and former cricketers India's arch-rival, Pakistan has not been invited Mr. Modise taking the oath as prime minister for a second consecutive term many members from his previous cabinet or likely to keep their place in the government, Mr. Modi's stunning victory has left the main opposition alliance in tatters, the leader of the congress party, Russell Gandhi has already offered to resign taking the sponsor -bility for the crushing
Sky high expectations for Modi's second term
"Narendra Modi begins, his second term office this week after a landslide election win Justice sing discusses, what he must do to live up to the hopes of the armies of young people voted for him with Amy Kasmin. And Stephanie Finley we begin with the voice of one young supporter. The world should know that India has finally woken up. We are not sleeping anymore. And now we know what a right, who is the right person who is good for India. We don't think on communal basis anymore. We don't vote on the basis of costs on the basis of religion now, we would for the wlob India for development we vote for India and not a particular party who has always ruled India like congress, Amy, the sheer scale of his victory has surprised many. What is your assessment of Mr. Moody's triumph? Look, I think the scale of Modi's victory is down to really multiple factors. First of all the opposition was really an utter disarray. I don't think the congress party has really truly recovered from the battering that it received in two thousand fourteen I think, in terms of leadership. They didn't have a very clear electoral strategy. They were completely destroyed. Other parties were factionalized. So the opposition did not offer any kind of convincing alternative to Mr. moody, on the other hand, you had the BJP, Mr. Modi's party, and then crew ably well, organized, highly tuned, and deeply resourced political machine. They had a great product and Mr. Modi, he's a charismatic strong leader highly conscious of his image. And then behind him. He had this incredible machine with all its resources, Mr. Modi's government over the last five years had started a lot of social welfare, schemes they estimate that two hundred and twenty million people benefited from one Mody government scheme or another, this included things like distribution of gas, cylinders to people who had previously been cooking, highly polluting, cow, patties, or would door charcoal. They opened. Rnc accounts for millions of people they delivered toilets or funding for people to build toilets. There was funding for building low cost housing. Other governments have also had a lot of schemes in the past, but these were probably delivered more efficiently. But then the BJP party machinery was absolutely astute in maintaining contact with all of those who benefited from any kind of government program, and then the party with its machinery, reminding people who delivered these benefits to them and overall, Mr. Modi, just really projecting himself as the confidence strong decisive, and really one and only leader for India against a weak and fragmented. An unconvincing position led to essentially a massive landslide that we've seen really a historic verdict the first time in decades that any leader has. Two consecutive single party majorities on their own. Stephanie, you were at the BJP headquarters on the day election results came out. Did you get a sense that people's expectations from Mr. moody will be even higher this time? So the mood was just euphoric at the headquarters thousands of people had come they were dancing playing music, and they were thrilled to be part of what they saw as a historic moment for mister Mody. And also for India in there is Mr. moody, Ken deliver what the congress has failed to deliver in India for so many years, and many people repeated the line to me that it's only Mr. Mody that can take India from developing to developed country. Most young people were very confident that Mr. Modi could deliver on his promise to create jobs, and they said that Mr. moody gave them the motivation to get. Job, not necessarily that he would create government jobs for them. But they did expect that Mr. Mody would create a booming business environment that would take India into the future and them along with it. So Amy huge expectations. Tell us water the key challenges before him, the astonishing thing really about this election. What came as a surprise to many as the fact that in two thousand fourteen Mr. Mody had campaigned on a promise of reviving economic growth, creating millions of new jobs to absorb the young people in the workplace. In fact, Modi's track record on the economy is pretty patchy. And right now, there is actually a lot that needs to be dealt with India's economic growth is slowing down in the last quarter for which we have the data. It was six point six percent. There are some people who think the next quarter could be even slower that some growth may come in under six percent. So growth is really full touring and growth is critical because it's with growth that you get jobs, which are so badly needed. There's also serious issues in the financial sector these things called non banking financial companies. They're not really banks. But they provide a lot of consumer credit, which is driving demand and keeping growth going, but many of them are very, very shaky. One is already collapsed, if others collapsed, it will have an impact on the banking system because around five percent of all Bank lending is to these nonbank financial companies. The government's finances are also not in very great shape. The government wants to try to step up spending to try to revive growth. But in fact, they don't really have the fiscal space to do so tax collections of come in, well below expectations, and their plans for accelerated growth will be hard to meet given the level of tax collection. So there's a lot of stored up trouble. Meanwhile, private companies haven't really been investing in the Indian economy either throughout the whole term of the Modi government, and the banking system also has still weighed down with heavy non-performing loans. The question is really, what is the Modi government planning to do about these problems, because we haven't seen any clear indications of how they plan to tackle these issues how much they feel the urgency of the situation, Mr. Modi's foreign policy is considered one of the main achievements of his previous tenure, what are the issues confronting Mr. moody on foreign policy, and trade fronts, Mr. Modena's reached out to leaders across the globe. He's tried to avoid taking sides in some of the rifts that have arisen in the international system. Particularly rising tensions with the US and China. He's reached out to. Chinese president Xi Jinping. He's reached out to Trump. He's reached out to Japan's Shinzo obey. His tried to indicate India's willingness to be friends with everyone. I think I see a few challenges ahead, though, under Trump. America is really forcing countries into hard choices. For example, India has traditionally good relations with Iran, but the US has pressured India and other countries to stop all their energy purchases from Iran, because the US wants to put the squeeze in Iran. The US for longtime been rather tolerant of some of India's economic policies that make it tough for American companies to do business in India, and are seen as favoring Indian companies in the past, the US was willing to tolerate some of that from India because they thought India's a democracy. We want to encourage India to rise and grow strong economically so that it can serve. Some kind of regional counterweight to China, but under Trump, it seems like trade is everything and Trump will be more concerned about a twenty billion dollar trade imbalance with India than the long term, strategic interests of a stronger India. So the US is putting a lot of pressure on India. And this is a kind of a friction point, and generally, I think India is going to find the US is pressuring India to take sides and it's likely to get tough with India, Hindu nationalist vision of India has often clashed with secularism enshrined in India's constitution often during the campaigning heard that the election, this time was about the soul of India. Do you see any serious threat to India's diversity, this time around the idea that defined the first years of India in the decades after its independence, really as are related by Mahatma gone? Bundy and then his political heir job, Lal Nehru was that India was by its nature, a diverse pluralistic, multifaith society. The state was to be secular in the sense of not having a religious identity and not preferring. One community over another alongside that idea husband, another idea championed by the RSS formed in one thousand nine hundred five that India is primarily a Hindu country, it is clear that the BJP has been heavily influenced by this second ideology. In fact, the BJP was formed by the RSS to promote these ideas and carry this message into the political sphere. The election campaign, had a lot of costal anti-muslim overtones for many in the BJP one of the. Mandates for the BJP who's been elected to the parliament is someone who has actually been criminally charged with involvement of a bombing of a Muslim burial grounds where at least six people, including a young child were killed many were quite shocked that the BJP would put up such a person who still awaiting formal trial in connection with this case in the wake of his landslide reelection victory. Mr. moody did make a speech where he talked about. We want to win over the trust of minorities of this country. We want to govern for all, but I think given the divisiveness of the campaign while Mr. Modena's clearly made the right noise. You know, these conciliatory comments about winning Muslims trust, I think it will take more than one speech to reassure minorities, that they will be protected, and I think that it will be the actions. Finally that will speak louder. Than a few words. That was Justice. Sing took it to Amy Kasmin how South Asia bureau chief, Stephanie Finley, South Asia. Correspondent in Delhi? Thanks for listening die. Forget, if you missed our recent episodes on the proposed merger between fear cries Renai, Russia's attempt to foster hyme grown industrial champions will European parliamentary elections. It can find them all on the usual podcast, baffles.
India's Prime Minister Modi headed for landslide victory: what it means for India
"You, Robin will- India's prime minister Narendra Modi and his party are celebrating today after winning. Landslide victory. Today's news sent India's stock market soaring. And it follows six weeks of voting in the world's largest democracy. Joining us now is the BBC's REI. She's in Delhi divvy Narendra Modi was not on the ballot. But this election was a referendum on his leadership, so far and it seems like a pretty big vote of confidence in him. Indeed. We haven't seen a body comeback to power in India with this kind of mandate. He has overdone him said from the last time the numbers have gone up is still waiting for the final results. But the tally that's coming up is pretty clear and the whole election was fought in his name. Not even in his body's name every candidate in every constituency spoken in bed rallies, about Mr. moldy? So it was very clear to the water that your vote is not for the member of parliament, representing your constituency, but for Narendra Modi and it is to represent the whole country. So help us understand how voters. Did what they did here. Because since Modi has been prime minister there's been a farm crisis. There's been problems with unemployment, and growing religious divides, when Mr. moody has done an extremely successful communication campaign, and he has explained to the people that he is the kind of leader they need, because he can take decisions when they needed the strikes, that will made into Pakistan, right off to a terror attack onto a security forces forty-one security, forces were killed in the state of Cushman just before the elections was shown, as an example of what how countries should respond, especially to Pakistan with a country with whom we've had changed since for a really really long time. And we fought a couple of wars as well, his whole his party's whole attitude towards the Hindu-majority was another strong signal that went out to the public that the Hindu-majority is better off in the governance of Mr. moody, and his body. Not the secular congress party, which. Ruled the country for many decades. And even today when I went out to speak to people to find out how they were reacting to the government's re election, this is exactly what they were looking forward to this ad now, the Hindus will feel that they're not being discriminated. And what about the Muslim minority? Well, the Muslim minority of has seen a lot of, you know, there's been a lot of fear that the Muslim minority has experienced seen it among spears amongst educated, upper class, beatha Rian tracked with. We've also seen it in areas where mob, lynchings have happened people have been lynched for carrying transporting cows because cows are considered sacred in Hindu religion, and even people who are carrying cows of a slaughter, which is legally permitted were targeted. So the has been a sense of feel and a lot of people on Twitter today, for example have been talking about how going forward, the minorities will have to be subservient in a do the majority to live in harmony. But of course, the BJP potty denies all of that, and they say that, if you look at policies when the implement them we do not discriminate on the basis of religion, and that is what matters at the end of the day, where do these results Lee. Leave. Rahul Ghandi's party, the Indian National Congress. Well, it's a huge defeat for him. He just came in address the press a little while back, and he said he humbly accepts it because that is the people's worked, and he was asked about his leadership, and he said, that's something that the party will decide so lots of questions for mister gone to answer. And also, to reinvent because the congress if this is not a wakeup call for it to sort of strategize its messaging. It's the body workers and what it stands full. We don't know when it will be one more thing. What is the relationship between India and the United States like, and what is it likely to be like, with Narendra Modi staying in power? Well, the relationship has been pretty good. And Mr. moody has been credited with the, you know, refurbishing all his relationships across the world. He's seen to be someone who's been very successful with his foreign policy. He's made visits to the. United states. There's a strong community Indian community that that's supports him. And of course between him. And President Trump, of course, there seems to be more points of agreement than disagreement. Both of them have a very nation. I kind of agenda, not to say that the congress party here did not. But Mr. moody has also spoken about stopping immigration into the country. They're talking about bringing a citizenship Bill, which weeds out people who are not citizens and illegally. They've come into the country. So there, lots of common ground. And of course, the Pakistan being a common enemy China, of course being a common trade challenge to deal with. I think going forward, this is going to be probably good for both leaders, whether it's going to be good for both countries. Of course, is a question that icon onto at the
Repeat performance: Indias election
"India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks at for a commanding victory in the country's election. Results are confirmed his ruling party looks likely to once again have enough seats to form a government on its own. The election was a massive undertaking supporters of Mr. Modise RTA, junior party, were among campaigners of all stripes. Trying to capture India's nine hundred million registered voters. After six weeks of staggered voting across the country. Mr. moody himself went on a meditation retreat apparently with lots of supporters in tow. He posted pictures and videos on social media from temple in the Himalayas. Now, he looks at to rejoin the noisy fray of Indian politics with a renewed mandate. Will the results are clear enough that Narendra Modi and his BJP the party have won an enormous victory today a victory to match his victory of five years ago. Alex Ravelli is India correspondent for the economist based in Delhi with uncanny similarity in terms of the net numbers, the actual results are different. He lost support in some places, but he gained it back in equal measure and other places. It means that he's just won a re election, a single party re election of a kind that no one has one in India before there's a tremendous amount of political power. It is disposable now. And if those results are confirmed, is should we view that as a sort of stamp of approval on, on Mr. Modi's first term, you know, you could take this as a as a stamp of approval on Mr. Mody as a leader? There's no doubt about that. It's harder to sit to call it a judgment on the first term since what? Campaigned on in the run-up to the voting was quite radically different than what he campaigned on in two thousand fourteen and indeed than what he delivered during his five years in office. But whatever the content of the statement, you can say, a great many Indian voters are happy to trust the future of the government to Mr. Mody. So what do you mean by that? What did he campaign on what to the instead deliver? Well, it's interesting, the first time round, if you look at all the slogans in two thousand fourteen it was mainly about development. There is an undertone of Hindu pride, but for the most part, it was about cleaning up government removing corruption of the kind that had plagued the previous government's last two years in office and building building building. There was a sort of unspoken idea that India could grow like China has grown and the slogan that was heard most often in the day of that victory was good times are coming at meant economic good times. Now the past five years, have brought far less. Good happy, economic news than Indians, would one in particular in areas like manufacturing jobs, the motive really staked earlier campaign on, so this time round in two thousand nineteen there was almost no discussion of that. There were vague bromides about development, but for the most part, Mr. Mody and his surrogates chose not to talk about what the economy might do or has done instead to talk about who they are, and who their enemies are and very, very pure red meat so to speak. Nationalism seems to have been the winning ticket for this campaign. You mentioned nationalism Hindu nationalism has played a huge part in this election rights. I mean, how much do you see that playing into into the government with this new mandate? It's an interesting question there's still some space between the concepts of nationalism and Hindu nationalism. Let's suppose nationalism means flag-waving identifying the leader with the armed forces being proud to be an Indian Hindu, nationalism means asserting this. Specific sectarian character overall the offices of government. It's a more controversial approach, and Mr. Modi is used it sparingly usually putting it to his deputies to insist that India is more Hindu than Muslim or the belonging to any other minority and it's played very well in some quarters, whereas for the national press and his own personal, prestige, Mr. Mody prefers to stick to India first nationalism. Well, what about more widely in the region? How will Bangladesh and Pakistan to predominantly Muslim countries respond to this victim if no doubt that the leaders of these countries will phone in their congratulations to Mr. Mody? It's hard to know what they might have wished as an outcome for this election. But there's some comfort and doing business with the same government in New Delhi. But it's notable where relations in particular with both Pakistan and Bangladesh concern that a lot of the Hindu, nationalist themes that Mr. moody is rates on the. Campaign trail, nationalist, Hindu, nationalist end up taking quite sharp pointy aimed at those neighbors on the one hand using series of aerial skirmishes with Pakistan, as a as a calling card for his strongman credentials and on the other hand is a very, very major citizenship issue unfurling in the eastern part of India where the idea that Bangaladeshi infiltrators government calls them are screwing up the demographics, making them less Hindu in particular has has become a sticking point in a lot of those precincts. And that's something that, that is actually quite difficult for the Indian government to talk to the bungalow. She government about. And what about India's opposition parties will everyone feel chasing? What will they do? Now, the congress party if you measured against it's two thousand fourteen results which were incredibly dismal as done a little bit less badly. Still done terribly BJP. It's done. Almost exactly the same which is to say. Efficiently. Well, and some third parties, fared better, others, fared worse. One question people are asking is, how does the congress react to this? Does it collapse in shame, does its leadership change various problems imagining any of those outcomes. But at this point, it's, it's really anybody's guess how the congress in particular react. And what about the markets and investors? How how will they take this JP victory, will the markets are uniformly happy about this, and they have been since Sunday nights exit polls were made public. They were pretty cheerful before that even and today, the, the most watched market index hit a new record the sex now of forty thousand points for the first time. And in one by where the trader said, it's, it's happy not, not so much at this point, because people expect real structural reforms from a Modi government, very unclear whether they're even interested in delivering those, but because there's an assurance that we know what the government is like going. Forward. It won't be fractured. It won't be surprising. The worst it can be as what we just had for the past five years. Alex, thank you very much for joining us.
India Election 2019: The World's Biggest Experiment in Democracy
"Nurdin Georgetown University. Correct me if I'm wrong. But like the biggest experiment in democracy. The world's ever seen is happening right now in India, no correction, either that, that is unprecedented. The scale of what is being done in India over the last five weeks, which will conclude at the end of this week with an election that will have seen nine hundred million voters registered eligible to vote and some six hundred million votes. Expected to be cost over seven phases off election quite literally nothing like this has ever been tried before anywhere in the world. We have something on the order of three thousand plus registered candidates across five hundred and forty three constituencies, and that's probably an underestimate, because it doesn't include the myriad, folks running as independents, probably no chance of receiving more than a handful of Auburn yet. They're out there campaigning. Dr constituencies invite you quite honestly have twenty twenty five names on the ballot. So does not just a unprecedented exercise until the people participating but it really is mass democracy. And that lots and lots of people aspire to public office and compete for people's. So I guess the six hundred million dollar questioner funds. How do you get that many people to vote? How does the system work the election commission of India's a remarkable institution? Maybe one of India's premier public institutions, the tremendous legitimacy and credibility. It's national mobilization effort, you have eleven million voter fficials election officials who are recruited participation this election election commission guarantees that are polling booth. Appalling box will be provided with them to square kilometers of any population concentration, you have images that show some of your listeners scene of ballot boxes being taken to remote villages on elephant. By camel, literally, to set up a ballot boot for single voters who happen to be in flung, extremely remote areas. Could you tell me a little bit more about how people actually cast their ballots, because that is just so dramatically different than what people in, I don't know of a west might be used to the main difference. Is that unlike in the vast where we tend to associate ballot people with a list of names, the party relations the ballots in India would look most different? And that's because so much of this, large population, his functionally illiterate, the use of party symbols on the ballots makes very colorful things to look at right? I mean everybody has unique symbol that is approved by the election commission. What are these symbols, I think it might be a little. I mean in the states, we got, like what a donkey in an elephant. What are they got over there in India? They're much more colorful. They're much more everyday. The big ones, the ones most likely to see if you're. Walking around. An Indian Streeter village are the two associated with the big national parties. The current ruling government, which is run by the boxer Gionta party or the BJP party has the Lotus the hand which is the congress party symbol in the oldest party in the country is also ubiquitous other symbols include everything from the hammer and sickle of the communist party's to ions, you know, the kind of things you've used to press your clothes. The only limitation is that this cannot have religious connotations. So for instance, maybe India's most prominent and best known symbol is that of the dodge Maha, but because the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum of Muslim heritage that would not be appropriate and would not be allowed by the election commission. But other than that, pretty much anything you could think of could be a symbol bicycles. 'cause. Airplanes. All of that fed game. Tell me the bicycle parties, cool. The vice karate is very cool. They've government program to get a free bicycle. So isn't that cool?
Modi plays Hindu nationalism card to seek re-election
"Election has turned into an ideological battle pitting an inclusive vision of a multifaith nation against the view, the Hindu should have primacy. Justin sing discusses the tactics. Used by prime minister, Narendra Modi and his opponents with Amy Kazman and Stephanie Finley. Nine the band. Police some of John Lear he DACA gig it out on a here. Niane to Don downtown. Why you are. Thank you cut it out. I turn on a. Yeah. League in Wadsworth. Go again in the sun. Are your go go to med goose multi? Somebody's at speak. And the political temperature is adding to the intense heat prime minister, Narendra Modi has been crisscrossing the country giving fiery speeches and so as mR Modi's main rival Rahul Gandhi, the president of the opposition congress party, Amy, it's long and staggered election. But Mr. Modi is a tireless campaigner, what are the main issues? He has been raising at his rallies for prime minister Narendra Modi. This has been mainly an election focused on national security in his first prime ministerial election campaign in twenty fourteen he'd been very very focused on the economy, and he talked a lot about how he was going to accelerate economic growth and get a lot of jobs created to absorb young people trying to get into the workforce. But as economic track record has actually been really patchy. So it's not a very strong ground for him to campaign on but the showdown with Pakistan in February in response to a terror attack in Kashmir that. All India law missiles to an alleged terror training camp in Pakistan, really switched the tone nature of the campaign and diverted public attention away from 'economics to issues of national security, so Mody and the BJP have essentially been campaigning tirelessly on this idea that India is under threat that it faces grave external and even internal threats and that Mody is the strong leader that Indian needs to cope with these threats. These threats include the threat of terrorism from Pakistan. They include the threat of illegal immigration from India's neighbour Bangladesh. And then there is this insinuation that. India is also under threat from internal enemies ranging from India's Muslim minority to secular leftists and Naxalites and that old together the nation needs a strong leader to handle these challenges and threats and that Mody. Who is very much seen as a strong strongman is the leader that India needs to handle these challenges. Congress bodies talk campaigners around Gandhi and his sister Priyanka how does their campaign compared to Mr. Modi's, and what are their main arguments? Modena's definitely an absolutely relentless and tireless campaigner he's a natural campaigner one gets the feeling he probably really enjoys giving these speeches in front of these huge adoring cheering crowds. I'm not sure that Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the congress or a sister Priyanka who's been drafted in as a star campaigner share that love of campaigning that the prime minister has they have struggled. I think to find traction with voters they were on a strong ground in December. When there was a lot of focus on the poor performance of the economy rural distress. And I think their campaign strategy gotta be able to knock after the showdown with Pakistan and the conversation turned away from. The domestic economic issues, but they have been trying to focus on domestic economic issues. Modi's alleged mismanagement of the economy rural distress they've unveiled the scheme that is supposed to see seventy two thousand rupees given to every poor household a kind of a minimum income guarantee scheme that is intended to lift the poorest of the poor out of poverty. So they've been trying to focus on the economy and bring voter attention back away from these kind of ideals of nationalism and some threat to the very real issues of their own pocket books. The best care. Wrong, glenn. He has also been trying to really smear Modi's image with a lot of allegations that he's a thief in connection with a controversial arms deal. We don't know. Which of these issues has really found traction with the voters was the congress able to bring voters back away from the idea of we need a strong leader to defend us against these various enemies. There was real dissatisfaction with Mody on the ground among many voters who had voted for him in two thousand fourteen they were unhappy with his economic performance, and they were inclined to you. I think vote against him. At least some what we don't know. What will only be clear on may twenty third on vote. Counting day is which way they finally went rallies are just one way to reach out to voters. There are also colorful posters multimedia advertisements. And song videos to make a strong push. But social media has emerged as a new factor in these elections, Stephanie how political parties using social media, and what are the factors driving up? It's using this campaign. So in two thousand fourteen prime minister Modi had already emerged as the king of social media in India. And from that time his party has been laying the groundwork for a sophisticated political propaganda machine using social media, mostly using what's up and speaking to party officials. They've said that they want to target every voter over what's app, and it's with very specific messaging speaking to one former data analyst of the party, he said that voters are targeted based on class based on caste based on demographic information based on past voting history. So what we have here is a very big very targeted. And very coordinated campaign from the ruling party and the opposition party. Just doesn't have the resources, and they haven't been able to keep up.
Modis operandi: Indias enormous election
"The biggest democratic exercise on earth, India's general election, the scale of it is staggering some nine hundred million people began voting last week at a million polling stations the process will continue until the twenty third of may. The election is the first since Rendra Mody, the leader of the Barth the junk party was sworn in as prime minister of India. He switched to power in two thousand fourteen with an inclusive. Message promising jobs and progress. His focus on Hindu unity majority faith in India. Put an end to seven decades of secularist politics since then though his popularity has waned somewhat economic growth is disappointing unemployment is relatively high. But the recent boiling over of long standing tensions with neighboring Pakistan has revitalized Mr. Modi's bid for reelection. So the election is as -ticipant it'd the biggest in the world ever, Alex trolley, India correspondent with the economist based in Delhi, India's largest means the world's largest you hear that an estimated nine hundred million Indians are eligible to vote and Indians ten devoted relatively high rates between sixty and eighty percent host states more than one in nine humans is eligible to vote and then the rigmarole of actually conducting elections in country as sprawling and in some ways challenges this one means that pulling takes a long time. So tell us about the render Mody so Narendra Modi has changed Indian politics indelibly, and that's something that we could have said even before the two thousand fourteen general election, India's last one of the most striking ways, formerly as that. He presents himself as something like a presidential candidate the party that he leads party John party or J P, really. Rides on his coattails Audie m accord, but he speaks forcefully up got got a bit the head. But was our up. What he what he projects the image of a strong, man, perhaps very virtuous, man. Also, a man with a hopeful attitude about the future about India's greatness, and it's claiming its rightful role in the world now. Notably the campaign. He ran in two thousand fourteen was much more focused on India's booming economy or Connie that everyone felt should be booming harder. This time round. He's voting rather. He's asking voters to choose him much more in the basis of his nationalist credentials is ability to protect India, from enemies, foreign enemies, internal enemies. It's in many ways a darker campaign. No less contentious. So on that note that how big a part will Pakistan play as an election issue. We'll. Custodian is playing a very large role say an outsized role in this election because of something that began in February and the middle of February. There was a terrorist bombing Indian-administered Kashmir that was horribly successful killed forty Indian soldiers paramilitary forces and came as a real blow to the sense of the nation. No thirteen days later, Mr. moody, ordered airstrikes and it's unclear what damage they did. But Pakistan responded with airstrikes of its own. And there was a dog fight. And India was able to walk away from this kind of mixed military exchange saying that Mr. moti had sought and found vengeance for the loss of those forty soldiers. And that this proves that his is the government that will defend against Pakistan. So every day since then on the campaign trail from not only his BJP, but from the other parties as well, you're hearing boxed on Pakistan. Pakistan, as if as if India box on relationships were the most important of all matters facing the Indian voter strange in part because the India-Pakistan relationship has been frozen solid for the past four years and has nothing apparent to do with any of the bread and butter issues that tend to determine elections in India. Well, what are the the real bread and butter issues? What do the the Indian voters really care about? Well, right now, it's different at different times. But right now, it seems like farmer distress is one of the very big things. And then from the more urban even middle class side of the electorate, it's kind of jobs crisis. What you have is not so much mass on employment of the western kind. Although the figure is record breaking for India. It's still only six point seven per cent. I believe and that may look low by western stand. Words, but what it reflects is huge disappointment on the part of the Indian workforce. It means that a lot of Indians would rather get no work at all than take up the sort of crummy jobs that are available to them. This isn't part of product of greater education and greater ambitions. And it's one of the things Mr. moody campaigned on most centrally in two thousand fourteen the number of jobs in India is barely greater now than it was then. So there seems to be plenty to challenge Mr. Mody on who are the other contenders his political threats. So the chief contender standing against Mr. Mody in the national level is Rahul Gandhi. He's the Siahaan of the Gandhi family that the narrow Gandhi family is great grandfather was the first prime minister of independent India, and he leads a party that has been badly battered in recent years, especially since Mr. moody reached prominence on the national stage. They command pathetically small number of seats in the lower house. And yet the head of that party. A young gash seeming middle aged man is the best hope in the form of personality. The opposition has against Mr. Mody, that's the congress party. And what makes them powerful would make them worth our attention at this point. Are the fact that every other party in Indy every other big party a couple of exceptions has come to see Mr. Modi's government as as an existential threat, and so they've all banded together. And what you have right now is this coalition led informally by Rahul Gandhi. But supported by every other big political party in the country. Now if that coalition can hold together, Mr. moody will really have to worry about keeping control of the government. I mean, democracy seems to be kind of always under threat, and and more. So all the time as the world's largest democracy. Do you think in the provides lessons for the rest of the world will India's examples should be inspiring? And that it's managed to maintain a democracy against extremely adverse circumstances, what was terribly impoverished nations still as mainly poor one extremely heterogenous and yet people keep voting in and especially the keep voting out leaders. They don't like so India's democracy that's worked even when it shouldn't. However, that's not to say that there isn't fragility in the Indian system and a lot of people have been concerned in the past five years that Mr. Modi's extremely effective control over all the institutions of the state might threaten democracy. Should he win power fairly one more time? So that's not to say that this current election, isn't lively and fully contested in democratic terms. But some people are afraid that this prime minister. Won't be capable of seeing the next one through so
Facebook deletes accounts linked to India's Congress party, Pakistan military
"And finally Facebook said it deleted seven hundred twelve accounts and three hundred ninety pages in India and Pakistan for inauthentic behaviour five hundred forty nine of the accounts in one hundred thirty eight of the pages were said to be linked to India's Congress party congress said, none of it's official pages or any of the ones run by its verified volunteers were taken down. But there's an election coming up April eleventh, so Facebook's trying to get ahead of that pages removed in Pakistan were said to be run by employees of the Pakistani military's. Public relations arm the internet, the inter services public relations agency or ISP are
In Vietnam, There's Hope North Korea Will Follow Its Model For Economic Success
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from Cleveland Clinic ranked the nation's number one heart care, according to US news and World Report for information on complex cases treated at Cleveland Clinic, or to get a second opinion. Visit Cleveland Clinic dot org slash heart care, the choice of Vietnam to host this week summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong own is full of symbolism like North Korea. Vietnam is a one party communist state that fought bitterly against the US since that war. Vietnam has made peace with the US and prospered now Kim is seeing the results first hand from Vietnam. Michael Sullivan has more. In nineteen sixty seven during what the Vietnamese call the American war North Korean pilot secretly fought alongside there. Communist comrades flying combat missions against American bombers in the skies over North Vietnam. Some of the North Koreans who died were buried here about an hour from the capitol where caretaker fund Dow opens the gate to a modest memorial fourteen headstones the names of the dead etched in Korean on one side in Vietnamese on the other he lights some incense and says a quick prayer. The memorial doesn't get many visitors these days, he says the bodies were actually repatriated more than a decade ago. But the headstones remain Donner the dead. I didn't lie. He's hitting the middling. They were foreigners. They came to fight for our country, and they died for country. So this memorial is to remember their sacrifice. But all that the caretaker says is in the past more than fifty eight thousand American lives were lost with over three million. Vietnamese debtor missing. But the US and Vietnam are now frenzy says having normalized relations twenty years after the war's end that decision says, economists laid along Sean still baffles visitors. From young young the North Korean delegation. All the time us me. Why did you memorize relation to the US you live in fighting for so long? How did you do it? The simple answer the advisor to several Vietnamese Prime Minister says was necessity like North Korea. Now postwar Vietnam was crippled by economic sanctions and trade embargo by the US something had to give I have told him. We never forget the pass. But now we look to the future and Vietnam must develop the economy much industrialized. And it's the best way to have an animal and friendly relation to the US and that policy has helped make Vietnam economy. One of the fastest growing in Asia over the past two decades and best of all perhaps from dictator Kim Jong UN's perspective. He would see development of the economy under the one by the ruling congress party rule. One knock Zhao is. Director of the institute for policy law and development studies in Hanoi. He says the Vietnamese model should appeal to the North Korean strongman. He can you know, he'd some more freedoms fall the market economy freedom for the people in private sector and as a same time he can keep the political power. He learns his from Vietnamese communist party. Dinnertime downtown Hanoi. I'm standing outside the hole in the wall restaurant where former President Obama Anthony bourdain famously sat down for meal Boonchai and a beer few years back but tragedy the places closed renovations. They say kitchen fire said the neighbors. Let's try to talk to some people. Anyway. Inside the coffee shop next door tour guide one. We Ling is also unhappy one of his favorite restaurants is closed. I this come here for the food actually before a here. This also by famous restaurant in Hanoi. But not for tourists only for local Vietnamese. But went over my here like a bomb, boom. He reckons the Trump Kim summit might raise Vietnam profile on the world stage and help bring more tourists the coffee shops owner when mine isn't sure he doesn't think President Trump will show up at the restaurant this week. But he does think North Korea's Kim. Should learn from Vietnam's example and make peace with the US. They say. Hey, they will have to do that to survive because North Korean people have been suffering abject poverty for so long just as we did. So I think they need to change the follow Vietnam path if not he says, ordinary North Koreans lives are just going to get worse for NPR news. Michael Sullivan and annoy. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.
Former Canadian diplomat detained in China
"The British Prime Minister Theresa may says European leaders are showing determination to tackle the issues which have led to her Brexit deal being opposed. In Britain's parliament, she's been meeting European leaders. But correspondent say their reactions have been blunt Chancellor Merkel of Germany told MRs may there would be no renegotiation of the agreement. Rob Watson has been gauging. The response to this trip amongst Rune MP's in London. I think it's a sailors a pretty desperate mission one. That is unlikely to win round wavering conservative MP's. But I think it's incredibly important to say some conservatives MP's told me, do we think that's reason may as Winston Churchill absolutely not received disappointing as a leader. Absolutely. But they've also said to me, look you have to ask yourself if we replace the reason with another leader that wouldn't change the fundamental arithmetic. If she were to lose the vote who on earth would want the job an American. Neo Nazi who plowed? His car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville last year, killing a young woman has been sentenced to life in jail by jury in the city James field whose twenty one was found guilty of murdering Heather hair. India's prime minister Narendra Modi has accepted defeat in key state elections writing on Twitter. He congratulated the opposition congress party for its victories in several states, including Registan and charges gar which were previously governed by Mr. Modi's BJP party. Analysts suggest rural discontent could be one factor behind the swing. Russian cosmonauts are on a six hour. Spacewalk investigating a mystery hole which appeared in the Soyuz spacecraft in August is the first time they've examined the damage from from outside the saw us, which is docked in the international space station, the whole caused an air leak that was immediately fixed. BBC news. I'm Marco werman, and you're with the world good to have you with us today in this age of fake news and presidents