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Omicron keeps world jittery as more information drips out
"The the only only conquering conquering the the virus virus variant variant is is keeping keeping a a G. G. three three wheeled wheeled off off kilter kilter the the Japan Japan further further tightens tightens travel travel restrictions restrictions infections infections linked linked to to Omicron Omicron have have popped popped up up in in more more places places a a new new evidence evidence makes makes clear clear the the mutant mutant strain strain was was circulating circulating weeks weeks earlier earlier than than originally originally thought thought one one concern concern country country Japan Japan Aust Aust international international airlines airlines to to stop stop taking taking new new reservations reservations all all flights flights arriving arriving in in the the country country from from December December much much is is still still unknown unknown about about the the new new variant variant including including how how contagious contagious it it is is and and whether whether it it can can evade evade vaccines vaccines the the European European Union Union chief chief has has acknowledged acknowledged that that waiting waiting for for scientists scientists to to tell tell the the world world more more felt felt like like an an eternity eternity meanwhile meanwhile many many nations nations in in Europe Europe the the still still dealing dealing with with an an older older phone phone the the delta delta variant variant I'm I'm Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma
World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant
"On Monday U. S. travel restrictions will take effect for some African nations in an effort to contain the new variant of the corona virus the U. S. is joining the European Union Canada and Russia in restricting travel to and from about a half dozen nations in southern Africa and South Africa where this new variant micron was first detected cautious make sure there's no travel president Biden made the announcement to reporters during his thanksgiving break as he walked around and talked at Massachusetts what about the very seven great concern spread rapidly says the travel ban does include exemptions for returning U. S. citizens permanent residents and spouses as long as they test negative hi Jackie Quinn
World takes action as new variant emerges in southern Africa
"Bilson has become the first European Union country to announce a case of the corona virus variant detected in South Africa well the seller since the age of all of us health minister Frank Vandenbroucke tells the media it's someone who came from abroad a person tested on November twenty two he was not vaccinated and had no prior infection Belgium has recently taken new measures in an attempt to keep a delta driven covert nineteen spike from spiraling out of control hoping that action now will save call Christmas next month south African scientists have identified a new version of the corona virus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in that cope with nineteen infections I'm Charles the last month
EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant
"The European Union says it's planning to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new code of it nineteen variant as the twenty seven nation bloc is battling a massive spike in cases E. U. commission president see the land the land is proposing in coordination with the member states to activated the emergency brake to stop air travel from the southern African region while Germany's health minister says the last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause even more problems with the nation facing a massive spike in delta variant cases already Germany says Sunderland's proposal could be enacted as soon as Friday night I'm Charles de Ledesma
EC president urges EU citizens to get vaccinated
"European Commission president Ursula von delay and has urged E. U. citizens to get vaccinated and he's promoting the use of booster shots as Europe is at the heart of the new coded nineteen infection way I'm delaying the says nations need to convince more people to get the shots given a quarter you adults are still not fully vaccinated vaccination against covered nineteen save thousands of lives in the European Union but a new wave is hitting us and we need to step up axing nation further the European Commission president also makes clear the importance of taking up the offer of a booster shot says give us an even higher level of protection than the original vaccination they will prevent many hospitalizations and death than the lane reminds citizens you should get the booster shot six months after the original vaccination I'm Charles the last month
EU says economic recovery threatened by COVID-19 resurgence
"The European Union says an economic recovery across the block is threatened by a covert nineteen resurgence he uses the massive spiking cope with nineteen cases over recent weeks is threatening the bloc's recovery from the deep economic slump caused by last year's on the set of the pandemic and medical experts say the situation could get much worse the colony commissioner Paolo Gentiloni says the upbeat picture painted only two weeks ago when the E. U. executive raised its growth full cost for an economy bouncing back from the worst all the pandemic was now in doubt again I'm Charles the last month
'Eurotrash' Author David Harsanyi Shares His Thoughts on Brexit
"Welcome back to one on one with mitigated columnist David harsanyi. Well, let's grasp the nettle by the thorn Brexit. What does Brexit mean? Is it the last saving grace? Is it the Hail Mary? Or is it irrelevant in terms of the Euro trash ideas of the continent? Because at the end of the day, it's not the continent. It's the UK and it's the UK rejecting the bad ideas. Well, what is the geo strategic or historic import of those 17 million breaths saying thanks, but no thanks. Now, as you know, the British have always been a poor fit I think in the European Union or fit, the French didn't really even want them to be part of it initially. They are far more far less controlled than ever took on the currency. They're more free market oriented in general. The British are my favorite my favorite people in Europe because we come from them. We are their spawn. We have there. It's their ideas that made America great. I think they manifested in more better ways here in the long run and the British sort of abandoned many of them, but in general I'm a fan and I'm a fan of Brexit. But does it really change much? I don't think so. I mean, the so called conservatives in Britain are just in Europe, there is no real ideological right. There is a nationalistic right, perhaps. There is sort of a status right. But there aren't very many classical liberals on the right. There are some, I'm not saying, but when you have these governments, it's usually just once status party against another, which is what's happening now, probably in Britain for the most part. So I don't think it changes much in the trajectory of Europe itself. Obviously, it's different. I'm a bigger fan of Britain than Germany, but in the end, neither cold a torch to hold a candle to the United
EU warns Britain: Don't press the emergency Brexit button - Reuters UK
"The possibility of a pace brexit trade who is getting closer as both the United Kingdom and European Union remain at the standoff over Northern Ireland and fishing licenses the tension between the two sides was aggravated after the U. K. rejected ET proposals to streamline the trade of goods in northern islands before the talks Britain's brexit minister David frost said they were hopeful the E. you would address the concerns of northern Ireland's when negotiating this significant gap between us if that gap narrows and the commission listened to what we said in the compound type and look at the situation in Northern Ireland then maybe that will help us with excellent however that the U. K. government said the latest proposals did not address what they call fundamental difficulties in addition to the Northern Ireland question both sides also made no progress in negotiations it was symbolically important U. K. fishing licenses all France talks
US, EU reach agreement to settle rift over Trump-era tariffs
"US and the European Union are settling the diplomatic rift over trump era steel and aluminum tariffs the White House says the tariffs won't be removed entirely but under a new agreement with the E. U. some quantity of European steel and aluminum will be allowed to enter the U. S. without tariffs in exchange the E. U. is dropping retaliatory tariffs and will ensure steel entering the U. S. via Europe is produced entirely in Europe in twenty eighteen the trump administration place taxes on E. U. steel and aluminum on the claim that foreign products produced by American allies were a threat to US national security that justification outraged Europeans and other allies prompting counter tariffs on an array of U. S. made goods including motorcycles and Bourbon peanut butter and jeans I'm
What’s behind the fishing dispute between the UK and France? - Aljazeera.com
"Britain and France are being told to sold out that pays breaks at specific fishing rights which is escalating by the day many fear the disagreement could lead to a French blockade of British fishing boats and trucks please resign a tiny part since the disputed directly affecting his business what is stopped we will build volume official bill to export into the source of our faith countries are accusing each other of being in breach of the post brexit trade agreement that both sides signed before Britain left the European Union Britain has said it was actively considering launching legal action if fonts gay street with threats of a blockade jazzy Fishman pizza Kay says the spot is the leasing game for both sides he's got to wait that will be no witness I need to be loose Karen Thomas
Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister
"Sedans Medici has dissolved the country's transitional governments Alice off to troops arrested the acting prime minister after the early morning arrests of prime minister Abdullah Humm dog and other officials the head of the Medici channel up and felt that Britain announced on state TV that he was dissolving the government on the suffering council the council's a joint military and civilian body created four months off said longtime autocrat Amman but she is also to run the country current Q. tree condemnation from throughout the international community European Commission spokesperson WMS Riley said the European Union were worried about recent developments you is very concerned about Sudan's military forces reportedly putting prime minister hun dock under house arrest U. N. secretary general Antonio Guterres tweeted that must be full respect for the constitutional charter to protect the hard won political transition I'm Karen Thomas
Donors pledge $223M aimed at reducing methane emissions
"Donors have pledged two hundred and twenty three million dollars aimed at reducing methane emissions a coalition of philanthropic donors says they will spend more than two hundred and twenty million dollars to reduce global methane emissions that's the largest private commitment ever toward this effort methane which is the main component of natural gas is one of the most potent agents of climate damage the donors say the money will support the diplomatic efforts spearheaded by the U. S. and the European Union to lower methane emissions I'm surely Adler
EU unveils strategy to tackle rising antisemitism in Europe
"The European Union unveils a strategy to tackle rising anti semitism the European Union unveiled a new strategy to combat growing anti semitism in Europe the plans are designed to better tackle hate speech raise awareness about Jewish life protect places of worship and ensure the Holocaust isn't forgotten another focus of the plan is to ensure that you aid and development funds to go abroad can't be used for activities that might incite hatred and violence against the Jewish people according to Europe's fundamental rights agency nine out of ten juicy anti semitism on the rise in their country I Walter Ratliff
Study: 2.7 million European Union workers can't afford heat
"According to labor organizations study released almost three million European union workers comp for two to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices the European trade union confederation which represents a forty five million members says that fifteen percent of the E. U.'s working poor equivalent of nearly three million people lacks enough money to turn on the heating wholesale prices for gas and electricity have surged across Europe raising the prospect of increases in already high utility bills and further painful people could took a financial hit from the corona virus pandemic I'm sorry I shockingly
Biden Easing Foreign Travel Restrictions, Requiring Vaccines
"President Biden will start easing restrictions on foreign travel into the U. S. starting in November the administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated against covert nineteen they'll have to show proof before boarding along with the negative results from a test taken within three days of a flight the new policy replaces a patchwork of restrictions that restricted travel by non citizens who'd been in several countries in the past two weeks including the UK European Union members China and India the president's also tightening rules were unvaccinated American citizens will have to be tested before and after returning to the U. S. Sager mag ani Washington
EU Pledges 200 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses to Africa
"The European Union is today nice another two hundred million coronavirus vaccine doses to Africa to help fight against the corona virus pandemic worldwide this is an investment in solidarity and it is an investment also in global health that's how European Commission president was set up on the land is describing the donation which adds to the two hundred and fifty million doses already pledged the move under school see you wrestled to boost the challenge low income nations are facing in his state of the union address the commission president stressed that global vaccine inequality hot to be addressed sooner rather than later less than one percent of global doses administered in low income countries the scale of injustice and the level of urgency is obvious sign Karen Thomas
A Year on From a Stolen Election, Alexander Lukashenko Remains in Power
"In august twenty twenty protesters took to the streets in belarus following a presidential election. There that almost no one trusted but more than a year after that the man often referred to as europe's last dictator alexander lukashenko remains in power and opposition leaders fed lonard seek sky is still in exile in lithuania with top officials in her political party sentenced to prison just yesterday. Even though observers say seeking of sky was the rightful winner of that election. So where do things stand now. And how are christians faring. World's european correspondent jenny lynn schmidt reports in the years since protests filled. The streets of many belarussians watched in dismay as the nation's troubles faded from the international spotlight. That changed in may when alexander lukashenko forced a flight from greece to lithuania to land in belarus authorities boarded. The plane arrested opposition journalist. Remind pro to save sage and his girlfriend sofia so paige and threw them in jail. The european union and the united states quickly imposed sanctions lukashenko retaliated by releasing migrants across the border into the eu. Hannah luebbe cova is a journalist from minsk and a fellow with the atlantic council. The regime came up with this idea to bring migrants from iraq or other countries to belarus. And then help them to cross the border authorities. Lithuanian poland have reported seeing belarussian guards. Forcefully push migrants into their countries last week. Poland declared a state of emergency for two provinces as more than thirty. Two hundred migrants tried to cross from belarus illegally. Well of course it was revenge from look. Shane pick you wanted to. This is the situation. You wanted to artificially create a crisis on the border with boroughs. But luke says that means western sanctions are working. Lukashenko's recent release. A few political prisoners is another sign. Baluba cova says the sanctions have loopholes. That be closed
EU Ministers Outline Conditions for Relations With Taliban
"European Union officials have listed a set of conditions for defining the E. U.'s level of engagement with the Taliban as the new route is Afghanistan on E. U. foreign policy chief Joseph Burrell says to assess the Taliban's good will the book could use several benchmarks they include a guarantee the family style will become a base for the export of terrorism the other countries a commitment to free access for humanitarian aid deliveries and hearing to standards in the areas of human rights rule of law and press freedom will want to see an inclusive transition government formed in Afghanistan and the Taliban to order a pledge to that foreigners and those who fear for their lives leave the country I'm Charles the last month
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"european union" Discussed on PRI's The World
"It's banned travel list for a total of thirteen harm that it has done to the reputation of the country and to the people and community. That's impacted it is so natural. Max wilson is a lawyer with the national immigration law center in washington. Dc which sued to end the travel ban. He says the impact goes way beyond the more than forty one thousand visa requests. The night from people in blocked countries and wilson says that total doesn't include the thousands of other requests. That might have been put on hold or people to discouraged to apply every child that you keep separate from their parent every person who misses a wedding and then every person who misses a job opportunity. Those don't just hurt the person involved or they hurt the people that would benefit from being reunited with their family members. They hurt the the places that these people would end up. Working biden could undo the travel ban. Just the way trump started with an executive order that would trigger a reversal at the state department customs and border protection and other federal agencies abbott. A ube with the american arab anti-discrimination committee says if biden ends the travel ban has promised it would signal a new start on how the us streets immigrants including protecting young immigrants brought to the country as children and reuniting separated migrant families by overturning the ban which is the lowest hanging fruit but he can signal to the communities that you know what i take immigration. Seriously i take your concerns. Seriously i'm dairy. Whose father still in iran came to the us more than a decade ago to work in clinical trials and do a residency at a prestigious clinic in ohio but the travel ban made him feel like he wasn't welcome in the us and he says getting rid of it would lift a weight off his family and many others. It's going to be a huge relief for people affected by this injust and discriminative act. It means a lot for us. Darrow's dad has recovered from cove. It now he hopes he can finally come live with his son in california for the world and fatty that double romeo. We may not hear about the much. But more than seven hundred. Us troops are currently stationed in somalia. In the coming days trump administration is planning to remove most if not all of them. It's time to come home. The quick draw down could be devastating for somalia. Us troops there have been propping up somalia's faltering government after years of war and strife. They've been training and equipping an elite somali fighting force. That's kept the al qaeda linked al-shabaab at bay. Omar mahmoud is a senior analyst for somalia at the international crisis group in joins us from nairobi. Omar what is likely to be the most immediate impact of us troop drawdown. A unit at the us has been training. Got an high marks or it's operations and its ability to really engage al-shabaab in so any sort of sudden withdrawal immediately calls that training into question. Somalia's government collapsed in nineteen ninety-one and it's been struggling ever since what exactly have the seven hundred. Us troops been doing there. Yeah so the. Us is focused on building these somali national army from the bottom up in so to do that. They've taken this approach where they're trying to build an elite unit. So right now you have. Various components of the national armies not very coherent. There's no command and control structure and so rather what the. Us did was focused on his particular unit and tried to build that up in a manner where it can start to take over primary security force responsibility where can start to engage militants. Us forces we should mention are also stationed in neighboring djibouti and kenya. Where you are. What's happening to them. As far as you know will they take on any of the role left by the departing american troops in somalia into guti in kenya. I mean they are very much. We'll probably still pick up the slack but you can't really make up by not having ground troops there so You know even if there is still some support given to the somali. National army coming out of kenya. Coming out of. Djibouti won't really make up for the lack of on the ground presence. The lack of in person training. What about the trump administration's argument that. Us troops cannot stay in places like somalia forever. I mean. I think everyone agrees that. In long-term foreign troops should go home in and we'll go home at the question is just when and honestly the timing for this might be particularly complicated as somalia's also headed into elections an election season in in somalia elections. Aren't your typical election. Rather they take place in certain parts of the country only better get some extra attention in some extra security in this time. They're going to actually add some new locations to that so there's a bit of a security pressure there right now but i think in the long run everyone agrees. That troops need to go home. But there's some conditions on the ground that everyone wants to see. I in and those are the the to mention before in terms of leading somali security forces in degrading all. I just want to mention to the fighting in ethiopia because neighboring ethiopia had deployed thousands of peacekeeping troops to somalia but some of the soldiers have now been pulled out others have been disarmed as ethopia has own fighting in its northern tigray region. What will that unrest in ethiopia. Mean for somalia has been another key security guarantor in somalia in. So what happened is is if you'll be has troops both within african union mission and then outside of that and so they pulled their troops outside of the mission. Most of a minute now. It was never quite clear what agreement those troops were operating under. But the main point is that again. A sudden pull-out opens up a bit of a vacuum and create security vulnerabilities which a group like al-shabaab could very much step into omar. Mahmoud is a senior analyst for somalia the international crisis group. he's been speaking with us from nairobi. Omar thanks very much for talking us through this. Glad to be your with the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world since the late eighteen. Hundreds global sea levels have risen about eight inches in recent years rate of rise has more than doubled. We know that largely from a series of satellites deployed in the early nineteen nineties that measure the level of the world's oceans from space. The next member of that family of satellites will launch on saturday. As the world's karen. Bela reports it's expected to give scientists the clearest picture yet of local variations in sea level rise. The news sentinel fix. Satellite will eight hundred miles above earth but be able to capture the height of the global oceans below within a few millimeters of accuracy. Satellites give us the global view of how the climate is. Changing josh willis is nasa mission scientist on the project. The earth is a big place and to measure all of it in a short period of time. Really the only way to do it is from space. When i talked to willis on zoom he had an illustration of the sentinel six satellite us. His background. so i'll do my best weatherman impersonation so here we have a cold front. I'm just kidding. No this is the satellite it looks sentinel..
"european union" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Is thursday. Glad you could make it here. In europe a high stakes political game is playing out in one corner are hungary poland and slovenia and the other the rest of europe at the center of it. All is a jackpot worth two point one trillion dollars. That is the e. u. budget including emergency funding for economies reeling from the pandemic early this week. Hungary and poland effectively vetoed budget leaders of all twenty-seven e. You member states were meeting online. Today i spoke with our correspondent orla barry earlier to find out why hungary and poland are holding up the budget process very simply marco because the eu proposed that the funding would be linked to a rule of law mechanism. In other words. That a you money could be with head from countries that are seeing to breach e you principles are indeed mishandle you funds and this is a problem for hungary and poland because both countries know that the eu already disapproves of how they've been seen to gradually dilute democratic norms centrally in the way that they've taken over independent media and how they've reduced the independence of judiciary only a few weeks ago. Hungry propose changes to the country's electoral laws. Which could make it very difficult for opposition parties to ever get into power. The problem up to now has been while the eu has disapproved of all of this. There's very little they could do. Because if a proposed any action against hungry for example poland with envy show the action and vice versa. But this new conditionality would change things some wash and it means they could be in danger of losing you money. I mean won't hungry poland. Also lose out of the bill is in pass vetoing. This budget means they won't receive any recovery funding right right exactly. And i should point out that poland actually currently receives more funds than any other country in the european union so it stands to lose a lot and hungry by the way it used to be the largest recipient per capita of you money. The thing is there's a reason. These negotiations are being compared to a poker game. Because right now everyone is wondering who fold. I what poland and hungary may be banking is the fact that they can afford to wait it out a little longer than some of their southern neighbors to get their hands on the financial aid because if you look at asia for example which is very badly hit by pandemic first time around there have been very badly hit again this time round. And they're concerned that their economy is is effectively paralyzed. So it's quite possible that poland and hungary are thinking well the eu will have to cave in because countries like italy and spain will put them under pressure to do so so houses all being viewed by the general public in poland and hungary are they angry with their leaders for bad governance. Well you have to bear in mind that. In hungary in particular the majority of the media is government owned or government supported so many of the public will only be getting the news that the government wants to hear that said In hungary yesterday six opposition parties did come together and issue a joint statement saying the prime minister. Viktor orban is not operating in the nation's interests but it's been interesting to see what the prime minister's office both countries have been saying back home because it's not exactly what they have been saying to. The eu are umbrellas. And i spoke to daniel hege douche about this with the german marshall fund. Yesterday prime minister orban argued that it's practically punishment for those countries who object to illegal immigration. And the you would like to blackmail. Hungary to let in asylum seekers in the country which is not true and in the case of poland even to argumentation was used at true is no mechanism. The european union tries to push ponant to recognize game marriage and tegra schmidt the point. This is something. The polish government has been saying since two thousand and five. Actually it's completely untrue. Because the eu doesn't have the legal ability to interfere in areas like this like gay marriage etc so orla as a possible end to this deadlock today. It seems unlikely that anything would be resolved. There are indications that some peas are looking for ways to compromise or at least work away around this. There are a number of options open to the eu marco but at the it does seem both sides are sort of waiting to see who will cave i but i asked daniel hege from the german marshall fund. What he thinks what happened to a very simple answer. Which is that. The european member states have much better costs but politicians like prime minister. Orban bluff notch better having a mexican standoff which odin hungary and the european parliament is icing political scenario. Everyone would like to avoid and one other thing to bear in mind. Is that the majority of the public in poland and hungary are actually very pro e you. There was a survey of older countries last year and poland top the board as having the most favourable view of the european union. So this is something. Both prime ministers have to bear in mind. The world's orla barry on the european economic recovery. Beat for us today. Thank you very much orla. He awada marco. January twentieth is two months away but president elect. Joe biden is already planning to sign a flurry of executive orders. After being sworn in one of them is likely to end. President trump's travel ban against many muslim majority nations. That's impacted many people abroad and also families here in the us. Kqed.org rita java romero caught up with an iranian american. Doctor who for years has tried to bring his father to live with them and march. Armand dairy was consumed with worry his father. A doctor was hospitalized with covid. Nineteen and tehran. He's eighty one years old and that the biggest risk factor for calling nine but dairy. Who's also a doctor. Live some by salia. A small city in california more than seven thousand miles away from iran that distance compounded his fear. He couldn't just go care for his dad a very tough time. It was very scary. Darrien his sister are both naturalized citizens. Five years ago they applied for green cards for their parents. Their mothers was approved in two thousand sixteen but their father's got stuck in limbo after president. Donald trump issued the travel ban during his first days in office. It's been a burden a huge burden on our shoulders on our minds. Yeah it's been very difficult for all of us. The trump administration has invoked national security to bar travel to the us for many people from some muslim majority countries. Critics challenged the ban in court as discriminatory and racist an amended. Version didn't go into full effect until december twenty seventeen after the supreme court allowed it to move forward earlier this year trump added more african and asian countries to..
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"Was in Rome for unofficial ceremony. Chinese television broadcast the event live showed President Xi Jinping walking down a red carpet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. There were soldiers on white horses, flags waving lots of pomp and ceremony and then the two presidents signed a memorandum of understanding making Italy the first G seven country to join China's belt on road. Journalist. Louder Day video has reported on the Italy China deal for the new podcast Siri's on China's new Silk Road from the Global reporting Center. We've been listening to excerpts from the Siri's on the world Louder. You went to Italy justice It was joining belt on road. You also lived in China for two decades. So what do you think China got out of signing this memorandum of understanding with Italy? It was quite an unbalanced deal. China wanted an endorsement off the belt and road, which is a policy very much wanted by presidency, Jinping Now, By the time Italy signs up, several other country had already but this was the first G seven country to do so. So it was important for China. The XYZ was China's purpose, and this is what China got out of it. Italy was already trading with China. I mean trade between Italy and China goes back centuries. We got to think about Marco Polo right? What did Italy's government hoped to gain with this formal partnership with China? Well. Italy was hoping to have more trade for Italian goods because the trade imbalance is huge. But honestly, it didn't happen in any significant way. And to tell the truth, the players who got something out of it where players who were already dealing with China, they would have dealt with China in any way. And somehow managed to capitalize on this moments. So you're saying Italy didn't go far enough to capitalize on the deal with China? No, I didn't mean this still had Bean in the work for quite some time. It wasn't well thought through and even if created an open door with China somehow, you know, it wasn't a very strong moment for foreign policy, which is what would have brought Italy. Morris a system forward with China so again. It was very much about individual players. Well, a good example to look at our Italy's port cities. They were to be big beneficiaries of Melton Road, tell us about the Italian port city of Trieste and what China pledges to do there. Also three. Esther has bean dealing with China for a long time before this memorandum of understanding. So they're interested to have more presence with Chinese route coming to Trieste that they also interested, so have more investments in the industrial areas. They're hoping to get some more goods that can have some added value Manufacturing. Nearby the port to create more jobs around this and it's it's working towards this now. Yes, there was not in an important port. It's the most important port for oil. The whole Mediterranean. But he was not on a global map the way it is now, and this is also how you capitalized on opportunities. So that's interesting. The formal built on road agreement between China and Italy that happened almost a year before covered. 19 hit Italy and as we know it hit Italy. In a serious way. More than 35,000. Italians died during the height of covet the spring. How did Cove it affect relations with China? Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit, and he was badly hit. So naturally, the first thing that Italy does when it's hit with this sudden and scary health crisis is looking at the European Union. In the European Union. Is prepared to support its members during the very first face off the health crisis, and at the same time you have China, sending masks. Chinese is the very first one to help When you have a health crisis, people are scared. And so you look for help when you get it. So you have these You know this is double feeling about China while the European Union is not really coming through and that changes after initial phase off panic, it's Italy. It's Spain. It's France. It's very badly great Britain as well, somehow The European Union managed to get its members together a little bit more complicated than that. But it does come out with a plan and it's a very serious release plan, and so right now we are in a very different position. More oriented towards the European Union. Which doesn't mean that things you know, might not change Chinese always gonna be a player. Laura. We began our conversation with this comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning Italy not to do business with China. How do Italians take that criticism from the U. S. Stay out of that China game, So we talked both to the Port Authority and Venice Port Authority, and somehow they answer Was very similar, and we can hear the president of Port Authority Venice specifically talking about this conflict. His name is Us have understood a little bit too little and a little bit too late. We don't do respect what was going on with the belt on road and still they haven't understood properly. What's going on and what's happening. I have had recently very good talks with high ranking officials from us on guy. In a friendly but provocative manner. I asked. Where are you guys? What are you proposing as an alternative? Because countries are naturally oriented into trying to grow and develop strong economy. And of course, the United States is the number one economy of the planet. But China is the second one and It's growing fast. The U. S is number one, but China's growing fast louder You grew up in Italy, You care about its future. What's your take on the wisdom of Italy pivoting to China? There is one thing that comes out over and over again in our reporting. You deal with China. You know if your report how do you not deal with China? China moves the biggest trade volumes in the world. So why would you stay out of it? China is very powerful, so it makes no sense to just say Chinese bed Don't deal with China. Is the second most powerful economy in the world. China is an influential country. It's here to stay. Journals. Lada DeValerio. Thank you very much.
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"On a mention at the very end of last hour that the io may prevent us Americans from traveling into E. U. European Union countries and I would exclude Great Britain a call of course because of brexit right but the European Union countries they are trying to re open their borders and now old there is chatter that they are getting ready to block us the block Americans from going into European Union countries because they claim the United States has failed in our attempt to control the coronavirus yeah this apparently is according to draft lists of acceptable travelers and The New York Times saw this so you understand what's going on here the E. U. has put together their guidelines the rules and regulations as they're preparing to reopen open borders between EU nations and here's a list of countries that they deem as acceptable to have their citizens come in because they think that they've done proper testing and mitigation but the United States is not on the list that we would be on the banned list Americans would be in the same boat as the Russians as Brazilians and of course Brazil as having a nasty time and of course she had the Brazilian president to complete the NIHR anyone a bonehead Bolsonaro of what a dope bag I mean really and this clearly hits hard at in the United States and our perception around the world and if the E. U.'s says no Americans clearly I don't think it's going to make president trump very happy but of course well we did not do the best job early on in tackling the virus if we would have done things just a little bit earlier and we would have done things even a little tougher even on the time frame that we did move if we would have done things much tougher and more seriously we might have been in a better situation let's say like I slimmed or New Zealand for instance or even South Korea who had some great success because of what they did implement I went over the whole mask system and a lack of getting the the plan together for pull across the whole country in South Korea to go to pharmacies on different days of the week depending on your last name to get your mask supply and that was done distributional lies with pharmacies all over South Korea an amazing feat they pulled it off that was part of the early success that South Korea did have as kind of sucks that we're gonna be jammed in the same category the United States with Russia Russia Russia Russia and Brazil the clown I mean the president Bruce Brazil's isn't absolute in the cloud total in petard all right so we'll wait and see whether it becomes official that the E. U. is going to ban Americans from pop again the well that was that so right right yeah yeah and then again remember we had earlier banned them so I guess now it's **** for tat now they're getting a whack us back the Florida Surgeon General urging where residents to wear masks in the state of Florida the Florida Surgeon General as the cases are spiking in my home state of Florida as the infections are spike in big time Scott river keys he advised that even though the sunshine state is move to phase two of re opening quarter all individuals in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible yeah river keys sign the quietly this advisory over the weekend but it was officially filed the yesterday and of course is a milestone in Florida with over one hundred thousand covert nineteen cases in Texas let's move to Texas for a second and then I'm gonna explain who Natalie white is very intriguing interesting story and well I'll get to that moment in Texas the governor governor Greg Abbott is saying the corona virus spread in Texas is on acceptable the corona virus is spreading at an unacceptable rate that is the exact quote of the governor blocked he says that a second shutdown is not on the table right now but will always be the last option for Texas so it's not out of the question but it's not really on the table right now to the state they're hearing the message Texans are hearing governor Abbott say that well it's obvious covert nineteen is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in the state of Texas and a must be controlled or corralled is what he said we have several strategies to reduce the spread without shutting Texas back down but it is up to all of us to do our part to protect ourselves and others and listen what I and my friends have witnessed in Florida with bars being jammed packed in many places and restaurants being jealous I want business to come back but we still have a virus that we have to deal with here and that's the issue I that's Texas and again I saw a video out of Texas where bars and restaurants were packed and cases are spiking the in the state of Texas Lone Star state hospitalizations are up sixty percent well this is interesting also over eight point seven million coronavirus cases apparently were undetected in the United States back in March no that means it means that the number of Colbert nineteen cases right here in the United States during the month of March might have been eighty times not eight I said eighty eight zero times greater than the original estimates so that would have been over eight point seven million new cases that we never knew that health officials in this country never knew actually existed yeah this is a new study researchers who were led by epidemiologist from Penn university Penn state rather sorry Penn state from Penn state they study surveillance data on influenza like illnesses from the U. S. centers for disease control and prevention and noticed this huge spike that month and they reported yesterday in the journal science translational medicine the finding support a scenario where more than eight point seven million new sars cover two cases infections appeared in the U. S. during March an estimated more than eighty percent of these cases remain on identified as the outbreak rapidly spread that's according to Justin Silverman of Penn state also Alex Washburn and Montana State University and colleagues at Cornell University also signing on to this well I'm asked quite a game changer folks in eight point seven million plus actually had corona virus and they're walking all over the United States with no spread mitigation no masks on many people potentially like a social distancing do the math and well look at the spikes that we have right now in states that have not hunker down for lack of a better term in dealing with this thing seriously and you know my greatest fear has always been that we give up too soon that we decide that up cold eggs done all my god the summers here is getting hot it's kind of fizzled well it's done and I think we're facing some of that now and that's very very unfortunate has this is still technically first wave I mean I sure as hell hope that there's not going to be a second wave and then you know seems like folks he sort of put a little bit of a a damper on the quickness of a vaccine being available in the fall or even early winter in twenty twenty one we'll get into that coming up in just a bit here on Feb I mention let's shift gears here I mentioned Natalie white who is Natalie white now this name's been floating around for a couple days now and now interestingly the ray shard Brooks funeral is going on right now and as I cruised the cable channels I'm not even CNN or MSNBC are covering the funeral well I mean it's quite a contrast to George Floyd in that all the major broadcast networks all the cable networks we're carrying the George Floyd funeral and again I've been very clear to delineate some people don't want to understand that but the difference between the murder of George Floyd and the shooting all of Brooks ratio Brooks folks totally different completely different cases you can hold even remotely begin to compare those cases it's not even close to being similar and then we have the name folks of Natalie white who is Natalie white and what does she have to do with race shard Brooks what does she have to do with the Davis hot and juicy double or nice refreshing frosty well you've come to the right place give him I'm gonna tell you in moments Nexon.
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"I was from Australia and the European Union for independent investigation into how the corona virus came where it came from and how it spreads the W. H. O. says it welcomes the plan Chinese president xi jin ping is just address the agency's annual assembly and China will also support an investigation but only when the pandemic is brought under control president xi also pledging two billion dollars to fight the virus Dave Simon Italy is re opening cafes in hair salons and shops the pope could hold public masses again after that country head for time the most corona virus deaths in the world U. S. is now number one by far with nearly ninety thousand people killed by the virus of almost one and a half million corona cases more than a dozen states are lifting more restrictions this week including Florida we need to open the economy here in in Miami Dade but do it in a safe way Miami Dade mayor Carlos Jimenez told fox will get a hair cut and take his wife out to dinner to show it's safe now Florida and several other states are allowing Jews to re open but not New Jersey or one general orders opening up today anyway this morning outside fox is restricting capacity members only strict sanitation in the facility so far beyond what the other stores are doing that at this point if the governor changes to shut us down it is absurd to trouble a star Arthur it rained down on the North Carolina coast moving closer summaries to get five inches of rain for either moves out to sea America's listening to fox news news time is now seven oh two good morning I'm mark Caesar this update is brought you by Austin regional clinic Texas gems begin to test the waters is a start re opening today for places like gold's gym in cedar park that means one hundred seventy three people could be inside at any given time district manager lettered rows still CBS Austin they've taken a lot of precautions including in the locker room we have roped off and changed all entrances into lockers as well as zip tied all the lockers gyms will also have to maintain strict social distancing and frequently sanitizing and Austin attorney recommends thorough planning to limit coronavirus liability has more more businesses open they're also opening themselves up to the threat of legal action in Austin chamber of commerce web in our attorney Pam a deer with Jackson Walker LLC says regulations are constantly changing so as you craft a liability plan you also need to plan for that not to look at the rules now and put your plan into place you're going to have to evolve your plant Ross the nation so far many years as lawsuits are being filed related to improper screenings and a lack of employee and or customer protection Patrick Osborne newsradio kill the jail stint health officials have concluded the covert nineteen was around earlier than they realized this week mayor Steve Adler says central health will ramp up testing the help despite cases that are flying under the radar gun start giving just even ace a symptomatic tends to anybody that shows up at one of their our clinics based on numerous interviews Austin public health now believes the first case was found on March second that's eleven days earlier than the first official diagnosis seven oh for A. J. let's get you up to date on Austin's own time traffic here's Melinda branch pretty light conditions out there on the freeways there is a little bit of a delay as you make your way northbound on thirty five right around William cannon and then again in between the lake in twelfth street your next report said so in fifteen I Melinda Brandt with thousands on time traffic today will be sunny warm and humid throughout the day with a high getting up to ninety five from the weather center I'm Kevin Snyder this segment are you interested in learning.
"european union" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"European Union so I suspect he's going to come out of the European Union now this wouldn't when Satan has the ability to put forth his point man anti Christ also known as his see the laws when he's got multiple titles he's gonna put him forward as quickly as possible I refuse to wait horseman of the seal judgments was the first things start to happen after the church isn't taken from there so he's got to put him up front center real quickly and he never knew just like we're not supposed to know do not know the day and the hours of the rafters gonna happen that's right here camping's you know should not cause this problematic situation when he did say that even though this is going to happen so we have several guy on the scene when he's when he can't have double something like thirty forty years for someone to grow up in a groove this person he's gonna give someone the the the the mantle immediately so Jesus when he was in the wilderness for forty days he was tempted by Satan three times in one of the temptations this twice rejected was to give him all the kingdoms empires of the world that was a valid offer and use rejected but that same what was going to be given to some political figure whose charismatic and they can accept it as something's gonna happen to him when he gets model had one of them dies and resurrects in the world's going to be in awe this revelation chapter thirteen and say who can stand against this beast worship him well you know when it happens that this person is the anti Christ the way you're going to know who he is technically is he's the one is instrumental in confirming the false government a seven year covenant with Israel this is Daniel chapter nine twenty seven so I I personally as a pre trib rapture believers meaning the churches and we caught up before the tribulation period which starts with the false government been confirmed I don't we will all be here know who he is but I do believe is alive today all right let's go to the phones Bruce in Woodland Hills California to get this started hi Bruce go ahead thank you so much for taking my call in bill it's a pleasure to have an opportunity to speak to you first I have to say I'm I'm I'm a little ashamed but I've I've never opened up a Bible in my life until recently I've never leave but I've never disbelief but now I'm becoming a believer better late than never bit yours I think in the reason what's got me motivated to start understanding about religion as I ice I believe I've seen the devil or Satan or the work of it not only from especially what's going on now but other events so here's my question in order for the gender to be carried out by state which I believe is linked to what's happening now you've got to have a lot of helpers one the mainstream media who is covering up information like crazy they're not telling the truth and they're lying by omission and it's going to take political leaders to that's part of this even organizations like Facebook that are blocked everyone from coming across with the truth so my main question is these people whether they know it or not have to be working on the side of the devil or Satan are these people not going to be saved or they completely contradictory to Christ are they are they evil people working for organizations that are controlled by Satan interesting question bill right well first John five nineteen says the whole world is under the sway of the wicked one the the devil is known as the cunning of all be spin the serpent that goes way back to the time of the garden I mean we need to see that money this this guy's brilliant this being as brilliant and he's very powerful these are intelligent and he has blinders on people who don't believe the words used to go out of this world and so yes he is setting up for his see this time in the sun you know the time is coming and is going to be near in his estimation or he's no longer be restrained to putting forward his arguments against god's worship worthiness and he's gonna have his short brief time to do that and he's already putting things in places are to get people you know he's got cohorts he's got fallen angels as possible correlation that is closer to the angels looks to be a war in heaven and it cast of theirs so he's he's got millions is that a lot of he's got an army of all doesn't he he does and you know I.
"european union" Discussed on WTOP
"The European Union last week but that was just a formality now Britain has to do the hard negotiations defining how breaks it will occur and so far it's not going well prime minister Boris Johnson and eat eat eat you negotiator Michel Barnier said out some tough opening salvos in their quest to hammer out a future trade deal each side has made it clear they're willing to walk away without a deal rather than compromise on key issues the best known face of the climate change fight belongs to a Swedish teenager named Greta tomb Berg and now to Swedish lawmakers have nominated her for the twenty twenty Nobel Peace Prize the lawmakers say to book has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis and they say action for reducing our missions and complying with the Paris agreement is that full also an active making peace the young sweetest encourage students to skip school to join protests demanding foster action on climate change a movement that spread beyond Sweden to other European nations and around the world and the national lawmaker contaminate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize and three members of the Norwegian parliament has nominated to bed last year I'm Charles de Ledesma one person was killed five others hurts when a gunman opened fire inside a greyhound bus it happened this morning on a ride from Los Angeles heading to the San Francisco Bay Area the highway patrol says it received a mobile phone call that a number of people have been shot by one of the passengers they were able to get the suspect to exit the bus leaving the guy on the bus itself the suspect arrested almost immediately by responding officers says C. H. P. sergeant Brian panics there were a total of six victims five were transported and I regret to inform you that one of the individuals succumb to their injuries Tim Ryan for CBS news San Francisco Virginia will not be needing a court deadline this year to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities after major civil rights violations at overcrowded institutions identified as part of a lawsuit the state agreed back in twenty twelve to help people have more independence but the latest update in the case shows Virginia still doesn't provide nearly enough quality care funding or staffing to follow through on that settlement Virginia was supposed to have met the new standards by the end of this year census workers are just going door to door they're hitting college campuses to ask about the students who live there but another arm of the government is pushing back telling colleges what they can and cannot share the twenty twenty census is already under way in places like Alaska much of the nation won't start reporting its population for another month or so but just last week the US department of education issued a memo to college campuses saying that when the census officials ask about numbers of students and campus housing they are not to divulge demographics like race sex or nationality the directive is meant to comply with laws protecting student privacy some say it will affect the ability.
"european union" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"So in forty six minutes from now the United Kingdom will depart the European Union three and a half years after the cut they're not in any hurry either three and a half years after the people of the United Kingdom voted to walk away from the European Union that it joined in nineteen seventy three I said it then it's taken awhile I'll say it again I think the European Union is a sham it's a failure now that the Europe in the United Kingdom is almost out in another forty forty four minutes I wonder who's next I wonder who is next but this is going to they breed claimed their sovereignty that was the thing about the European Union it's it's they literally had people that were not elected by the Brits that were making the rules and laws and regulations for them to follow all right all right people talk about this is going to diminish the the United Kingdom I think it will make it stronger and bigger than ever before there's twenty seven other members of the European Union and I think they're going to have problems the I think yeah there's going to be others that are that are going to leave as well but the European Union did not want the United Kingdom to leave so this is all they're going to have a big event here coming up at the top of the hour in which of the European Union and England United Kingdom are separated so there's a lot of people there there are thrill lot of people that are not the mayor of London Sadiq Khan big big lefty said he is heartbroken the people voted in favor of it what what the what why do why honor the people took him three and a half years to honor what the people of the United Kingdom wanted that's what they voted for so I I can't believe I mean it may be the younger generation who never remembered Great Britain without the European Union but the room by thank everybody that's over forty is probably going to about time we got our country back could you imagine that there is some unlike the group that is making the laws and rules for our country that is what has been going on so I say I do good bye good riddance don't let the door hit you on the way out but I think it's great I really do five corona virus you want to get updated on that a little bit Phil lebeau over CNBC was talking this morning about the fact that the news came out this morning that United Airlines and now delta airlines along with British air yesterday have canceled all flights to and from China cut twenty six airline suspending all flights between the US in mainland China we now have the date when that takes effect and it takes effect immediately starting today they will suspend all of their flights between these two countries the US and China that goes all the way through February thirteenth come February thirteenth depending on the situation with the corona virus whether or not there is demand for people who want to smite the China working trying to think here they will re evaluate their operations and whether or not they bring back some flights all flights or they continued to not fly at all between the two countries but again American suspending all flights between the US and China starting today and that runs for the next two weeks through February thirteenth while also in the San Francisco Bay Area Santa Clara county they got their first case of coronaviruses been confirmed their we'll be right back it's like you might live in an alternative reality okay all right you got me I'm a little financial experts have predicted that the next major recession could happen as early as this year what would you do if they took half of your retirement savings with that like it did for many Americans there in the financial crises that started in two thousand and again in two thousand seven would you be willing to downsize your lifestyle and make do with less would you be able to go back to work whom would you call first.
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"The European Union America is listed to foster forty five seconds fifteen glad.
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"Change of circumstances the independence referendum twenty fourteen leaving the European Union against and it's just for the prime minister to explain to the people of Scotland he is denying the right to choose prime minister Johnson has said he'll refuse Scotland the right to take another independence vote like the one it took in twenty fourteen when a majority voted against independence police detained more than twelve hundred protesters and some of India's biggest cities today after they defied bands on assembly Indian authorities imposed the ban to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that discriminates against Muslims and threatens what is supposed to be a secular democracy the legislation has sparked anger at what many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a Hindu state at least three people were killed as protests raged around the country despite the band's knee up pull your reports from feature story news police have the balls prohibit tree orders in at least six Indian cities to block protests against new citizenship law that he felt Muslim immigrants from three neighboring countries in India in India's capital of Delhi fourteen metro stations have been shut down as heavy police better Keating in please and the internet services in some parts of the city of also been cut off bring the city to a near standstill detentions are taking place in daily as well as in Hyderabad and big blue and critics of accusing the government of muscling descent police say that to prohibit you orders have been put in place keeping in mind the one order concerts coming up yeah you're getting a state of emergency was called today in Australia's most populous state New South Wales as record breaking heat fan to more than one hundred wildfires scorching the region the fear is that heat surpassing one hundred degrees and twenty five mile per hour winds will spread to large fires into one make a fire that could surround Sydney New South Wales premier Gladys Berwick Jacqueline said authorities were concerned with the unpredictable conditions the biggest concern for us over the next few days is imperfect ability when you've got those turbulent when conditions in biz and spot fires can occur very unpredictably the decision to declare a state of emergency is not one taken lightly it normally on you guys for seven days and you have to make sure that conditions are serious enough for that declaration to be made we also it kana for to have people be complacent he wanted to clay a statesman agency when it's absolutely necessary and on on fox expert advice from commissions in fact the commissioner and myself and the minister discuss this almost on a daily basis for two days in a row Australia has had overall record breaking heat each day getting hotter yesterday peaking at forty one degrees Celsius that's almost one hundred and six degrees Fahrenheit parts of southeast New South Wales reached forty nine degrees Celsius just over one hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit about twenty five hundred firefighters are battling the blazes in.
"european union" Discussed on Hijacking History
"In this podcast. We're going to be talking about the strengths and the weaknesses of the European Union. Americans can be forgiven for not knowing much about about the European Union after all not even Europeans know very much about the European Union and we have to define what this entity or institution is before we try to answer the question that is posed to you in this unit. Six discussion four assignment. That question question is what were the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. But let's go back and see what the European Union is in the first place after World War Two. The nations of Europe had finally learned their lesson. They realized that they could not continue to go on. And Fight World War after World War and still survive so they decided that they would try to do something fundamentally the mentally different from what they had tried after World War One. After nineteen forty-five you have a United Nations in place but let something more seemed to be necessary when we talk about the European Union. We're talking about something called European integration. What that means is that the European nation states would agree to give up some of their individual sovereignties in order to to pool their resources with others and time their economies together as closely as possible European integration ration- refers to the pulling down of barriers between nation states as well as the surrender of power by hi the nation states to some organization that exists above it in this case the European Union now the European Union did not come into existence until nineteen ninety one but it was being put together for decades before before that the first title was the Common Market? It really started. After World War Two Winston Churchill said we've got to have some kind end of integration of economies at least in order to build trust between nations. Now this is all not as this cloudy and abstract as you think this is pretty pretty simple stuff if you think about the idea. Is that nation states. Do not go to war with each other if they are constantly trading with each other that is if they have economic linkages if they have economic not MC ties and communications with other countries generally speaking nations do not go to worry with each other when they depend upon one another her for their economic livelihoods so the easiest concept of how to create linkages between nations was to have economic conomic ties and to set up economic relationships between say Germany and France by the early nineteen fifties Germany armony and France had agreed to the foundations of the common market and because Germany and France were dependent upon each other for their economic livelihood. Tariffs were removed and essentially. It was like they didn't have any borders between them and because they we're tied together their animosities tended to go down and it was true. That nation's get along better when when they are dependent upon one another for their economic prosperity now of course. Eventually the European Union would expand in two ways. I it would expand in terms of the number of member states that belong to it because it started out as just an agreement between Germany and France but the ambition was to extend this relationship to all sectors of the economy to pull down on all tariff barriers between nation states but also to strengthen it with something called enlargement enlargement refers to bringing other nation states into the Union and eventually there was going to be twenty seven European states in the European Union every European nation and except for Switzerland which has always wanted its independence and so the European Union seemed to be a huge huge success by the end of the nineteen eighties and the aspiration or hope for integration. was going to go way way beyond economics. It was going to include politics and political agreements. For example. The European Union Union prohibits the death penalty which means that no member state of the European Union can have the death penalty this assay law. Aw at the level of the European Union and all the member states have to agree with it or they can't be a member of the European Union and so there are many different examples of this and there's also a government structure to the European Union. which makes it look a little bit like the United States? Ace the fact that the European Union can order the member states to do certain things like prohibit the death penalty that sounds like the national government in the United States and so some people have referred to the European Union as a United States of Europe Europe now that is a fallacy Europe never was and never will be a United States of Europe nor will the European Union Nyan ever go in that direction Europeans. Do not want to have a structure like the United States and what is is that structure well that structure is a supra national government that has the ability to coerce coerce. Its member states. And that's what we have. In our Constitution. We have a federal structure of government. It is true that the states have some powers reserved to themselves under the constitution. However it's also true that the national government can impose its will on the states in a host of ways and it's also true that if there's a conflict in the United added states between state power and national power the national government always comes out the winner the founding fathers in the seventeen eighteen eighties when they wrote the constitution wanted to transfer power away from the states and concentrate that power in the national government? So that the national government would have the power to coerce. The state says I said before the Europeans don't want that they don't want member states to surrender their sovereignty more than is absolutely necessary now sovereignty I should should have defined that for sovereignty is power and the question in any political structure or political institution or or constitution is who has the power well. In the United States America the states do have certain powers but the national national government has more power and again if there is a conflict between the two the national government is the one comes out the winner. The European Union is not like that. The member states in the European Union do not surrender much of their power or sovereignty not to the European Union. European Union can do very little to impose its will upon the member states and that's one of the reasons the European Union doesn't seem to be very powerful institution so here are some of the differences between the EU and the US who s in the United States. National Government is supra national. That means it's above the states and it can impose its will upon the states in the European Union. The member states are in charge. Laws are not passed unless all the member states agree to them there has to be unanimity. There are sectors that the states have no control over in the United States dates such as the military foreign policy and the coining of money. All those powers are reserved to the national government from it in the United States but in the European Union the member states must agree for any decisions on military action or foreign policy. Let's see or monetary policy the coining money. If you want to find a parallel to the European Union it would be the confederacy in the American civil war. The confederate states of America were member states. That had most of the power reserved to themselves and there was very little power that was given up to the national government by the confederate states of America. That's that's one of the reasons why the confederacy lost the civil war because they could not coordinate their efforts and they could not surrender their sovereignty sovereignty to Jefferson Davis so that he could win a war that required coordination at the top so the confederacy is is sort of the model of the European Union and we saw how that turned out. Many people think the European Union is going to collapse because it has has the same issues of weakness that the southern confederacy had in the American civil war. There are two specific problems that are faced by the European Union. One is that is CR- incredibly complicated. The government structure is very hard to understand right. And they don't have congress. They don't have a two party system they don't have a supreme court. They do have a court of Justice they do have what's called the European Commission where member states try to agree on legislation or constitutional provisions from time at the time. But these have to be unanimous decisions and the sheer complexity of the European Union drives Europeans. Crazy after you listen to this podcast you will have a greater understanding of the nature of the European Union than the vast majority. The of Europeans have think about that for a minute since they can't understand it. Well what's the chance that this European Union. The thing is going to survive much longer. It is under tremendous stress right now for a variety of reasons but it has also had tremendous success over the years and it's impossible to say whether it will continue to survive or or whether it will go the way of all flesh and disappear at some point in the future. The death of the European Union has been predicted for many years and yet it continues to limp along and survive the other problem with the European Union. Is there's a democratic deficit with it. That's that's a famous phrase the democratic deficit. What that means is that the European Union is not very democratic? The member states can make all these decisions behind closed doors and it applies to the European people but they themselves have very a little leverage over the decisions that the European Union makes. There is a parliament that is elected by all European citizens since but the parliament has the least amount of power within the European Union. It has very little power. Compared to the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers which represent the member states is really the member states that make decisions from the top top levels of their individuals state leaderships in other words. The Prime Minister of Britain makes the Chancellor of Germany and the President of France. And they get together in a room and they make decisions. Well where does that leave the people. The people don't have much say they can vote for. Party's parliamentary party. In the European Parliament but the European Parliament has little say-so over the decisions of the European European Union and so those are the two main problems with the European Union. So what can we say about the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. Well it's a complicated subject. Sometimes the very successful things that the European Union has done have created problems at the the same time. This is true in so many areas of life man as problem solving creature but in the course of solving problems he often creates new ones. I would say the biggest strength of the European Union is its environmental policy. The European Union had a hard time getting started did with legislation to protect the environment and the United States had the lead on this when the United States created the Environmental Protection Agency under the Nixon Administration in one thousand nine hundred seventy but over the decades. The European Union has gone far beyond the United States and since the George W Bush administration and even more so under Donald Trump the United States has been a laggard on environmental airmen's policy and has contributed to the problem of global warming and climate change whereas the European Union has been and leader in attempting to enforce strict environmental policies that allow for something called sustainable development. That is for industry to know that they can continue to operate for decades to come because they are not spoiling the environment so much that their existence would pose a intolerable threat to life and the environment so the Europeans have been a model for environmental environmental policy which kind of makes sense because environmental policy requires coordinated effort across national boundaries pollution in does not respect national boundaries. What China does to the environment affects the environment of other countries? And so you need. A global response is to climate change and environmental conditions and the European Union as well structured to provide such leadership not so much traditional nation states like the United States. The European Union has also deserve praise for spreading democracy to Eastern Europe but eastern Europe and Western Europe. Do not look at the world. The Same Way Eastern Europe has been more supportive of American foreign policy for example then Western Europe has been and there are real divides between eastern Europe and Western Europe but the inclusion inclusion of East European nations in the European Union is in one sense a success story and ever expanding union however however this has brought into the Union states that don't see eye to eye with the existing states and that poses a threat of does union down the road. Finally Monetary Policy is very important success story. The European Union now has a common currency you see the euro and it's very solid currency it trades at a higher value than the American dollar for example. That does it's not mean that the euro is more stable than the dollar. It's actually a lot less stable and it has never been able to achieve the stability stability of the dollar. Nevertheless it's an impressive chievements for Europeans to have the same currency whether you're in Germany or in France or in the Czech Republic or anywhere else in the Union so monetary policy threatens to divide Europeans as much as it promises to bring them together because since the European states are not equal in terms of their economic health health some nations that are wasteful in their spending can borrow money simply because they belong to the same in Currency Union as very powerful Germany and sometimes they borrow money from banks that respect the euro only to spend it wastefully swiftly and creating problems within their respective countries so the European Union is a work in progress. It has problems but it also oh has had successes and we've only touched on a few of those successes but I think you.
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"On with the Europe she had a European Union as an example the cutting you take a look at Germany what they're doing and what they're paying actually doing something inversive never seen nobody's ever seen it before we have to at least keep up to an extent so right now we're paying a very much higher rate of interest and we didn't follow the world and generally speaking that's okay but you can't have that much of a disparity so we're looking for a rate cut we can be really greatly helped if the fed would do its job and do a substantial rate cut also they were doing quantitative type thing very bad to do they should do easing actually using no type thing or a minimal they should be doing nothing about that but they have to do a rate cut the other thing is you know we're looking at various tax reductions but I'm looking is that all the time anyway tax reductions as one of the reasons why it's such a strong economic position were right now the number one country anywhere in the world by far she has come to me Europe's got a lot of problems and Asia's got a lot of problems you look at China China has had the worst year they've had in twenty seven years and they want to make a deal with us but I can tell you I'm not ready to make a deal unless they're gonna make the right kind of a deal I'm not ready to make a deal so I don't I don't know but I will say this something will happen he may be soon it may be a little bit later but China very much wants to make a deal what would you look at we've we've heard again central cut okay real tax if indexing capital gains what what would you accept well you know we've been talking about indexing for a long time and many people like indexing and it can be done very simply can be done directly by me and so we've been looking at that as you probably have heard I can do it directly so we're talking about indexing and we're always looking at the capital gains tax payroll taxes.
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"A violation of European Union sanctions and tonight tips reported that Iran has test fired a ballistic missile that went to about a thousand miles North Korea has launched two short range military missiles to in a show of defiance to president Donald Trump the military leaders in neighboring South Korea say the surprise launch took place in the one song that region east of the rogue state the US justice department has reinstated a two decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduling the executions of five Deathrow federal inmates major opioid manufacturers of asked the judge to throw out the first test case or whether they must pay for the nation's drug crisis arguing that the two Ohio counties cannot prove that the drug companies actions were responsible for overdose deaths or other harms according to newly unsealed court documents Dr Peter Breguet our resident psychiatrists who has written a book called medication badness with us right now Peter I want your thoughts on what's going on with this well I don't have any doubt that the oxycontin plague which is the Purdue pharma's the produce company owned by the fact there's they systematically flooded the country with oxycontin and that played a big role in getting all this started they they marketed very heavily as a over produced the drugs to those plenty around they they spend a lot of money on pushing at the doctors and only ended up to you four times what you would expect thing out there and then ironically I mean this is a it is just hard to hard to wrap one's mind about around these big corporations they then when ed realized as they were closing stoppage addiction that they they really ought to start looking into getting into the addiction centers business and I know that that that ever materialize far as I can tell so far but it was definitely documented that they were talking about this ETA can't over emphasize the venality these large corporations whether they're selling Prozac you know the stimulants for kids or or pain meds but there are other factors and the the Chinese and other countries illegally are making a drug called that now which is set to just a little bit to kill you where I can tell you that's right and it is probably the major cause of the death themselves date they're often caused by he said tens of thousands of deaths a year what having caused by opiates and fan mail being among them the one thing I really want to let people know though is that is that they had back lash going on doctors are being blamed for this more than they deserve and you know me I'm certainly quick to to hold my colleagues responsible sure simply prescribing opiates and simply taking opiates for pain represents a very small portion of the problem the vast majority it is are the are these drugs that are being so freely out there that their souls that families share them friend share them and that's a result of the of the huge over production of right now if you have an operation for example your doctor is now afraid to give you the amount of pain medication you need and the next scandal is gonna be a lot of increase suffering because doctors are afraid to give proper pain meds and if you're going into surgery out there folks and bring a friend along and make sure you get pain coverage after woods because it's becoming a problem good point thank you Peter keep in touch Dr Peter Bergen well the internet is really slaughtering newspapers U. S. newspaper circulation re still to lowest level since nineteen forty the first year with available that are total daily newspaper circulation that's print and digital combined was an estimated twenty eight point six million for week day thirty point eight for Sunday in two thousand eighteen those numbers are way down a mysterious temple as we discovered in a sunken ancient Egyptian city which has been described as the Egyptian Atlantis archeologists have found a Greek style temple as well as several sunken treasures such as coins or jewelry which was discovered in two thousand one the temple slid into a canal running south of it but that's a great discovery we got a story in our highlight reel it coast to coast AM dot com two separate individuals in Mississippi have reportedly come Ford two separate ones now with claims that they witnessed the your fall on the night of the legendary Pascagoula objection incident back in October of nineteen seventy three the incredible case are two men Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker taken aboard and ET craft against their will and subjected to some kind of medical examination the testimony of the two purported to abductees was so compelling that it became a sensation in the world of your for research for two more witnesses coming forward after all these years what else is going on in the skies let's check in with none other than Peter Davenport from the national UFO reporting center hi Peter good evening George in the Pascagoula case.
"european union" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"European Union this fall is set to become prime minister today after winning the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party once again going to believe in ourselves and what we can achieve like some slumbering giants we're going to rise and paying off the guy ropes close so a negative he has ten you're almost certainly be defined by breaks it one of the greatest political challenges faced by any British prime minister since World War two more from Steven fiddler breaks it editor at the Wall Street journal he's with us from London Stephen no time for a honeymoon that says basically lost focus on the back of Berkshire and so you see the place Theresa may the who who resigned number from the place of going away so you for users all of them but the other one another day of brexit parliament was voted down then the dealer is on the table about brexit and European Union that says it's not going to remain because I it's actually the problems Theresa may have Boris Johnson will have I'm I'm not as close to it obviously is as you are but it strikes me that parliament is become difficult to read they don't want to know deal and they don't like the one that's been presented that's right and one of the one of the questions is Boris Johnson as he says he wants to leave but I will leave on October the thirty first without the deal where the parliament actually can do anything to stop because that's what some of the Fulton an international level and the question is cam parliament taken with the agenda review on its own agenda which is normally controlled by the government can you do that I'm kind of still open duplexer Boris Johnson the issues absolutely prepared to to go for one what's bars Johnson's refutation with E. U. leaders if he tries to go back to renegotiate something well I think we're all on the I think it's it's mixed I mean I think that for the record low is because a lot of the politician and as someone who many people find kind of charming you have to call a truce on one hand but on the other hand I think some sort of down to sue this mess some incidents where the master kind of you know to hardware I think you know and think that you've done in the past when he was born secretary such as trying to establish a position and on the on the on the nuclear deal with Iran because that was the extent of the below the question that somebody rather frustrated with what they thought was a was a lack of seriousness being was even simpler from the Wall Street journal is based in London is the UK and breaks it editor we're talking about Boris Johnson now the new UK prime minister Bob what's his relationship like with the US and and how might that play into what's going to happen with breaks it the customer he my relationship with it seems with Donald Trump and president trump on Tuesday twenty two this corn congratulations the real question is you know what will that mean in practical terms I mean it's the in more with the two of them of course there is a sort of transitional looking for example to jump into a strong free trade agreement we're having even the Congress the group that was a good idea would be limited by the very fact that can you can you would be calling a lot of the locations of thank you even once it is left hello questions about the war this close relationship with actually comes limping through practical terms this is probably a loaded political question well I'll ask anyway Arbor are their best and worst case scenarios here to the UK and now prime minister Boris Johnson what depends on which side of the of the political stems from the perks of times you I think if you are a strong and right so that none of the kind of rules and regulations you need to be followed and one Steven Steven fiddler brexit editor at the Wall Street journal with us today from London fifteen minutes.
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"You can download our podcast searching for world news analysis. US president Donald Trump's obstruction lowered the status of European Union. Diplomats in Washington without notifying, Brussels. That's according to you officials the change means, two blocks. Washington-based diplomats are less likely to be invited to high profile events that they wore under former president Brock Obama. The snob was illustrated at a December two fifth funeral. Oh of George H W Bush when Europe's alway was among the last diplomats to be called on to pay respects. A commission spokesperson said they were seeking further clarification. I can say these stages that we understand that. There was a recent change in the way diplomatic precedence lease implemented by the United States protocal, and we are currently discussing with the relevant services in ministration possible. Implica- implications for the utilization in Washington, but adamantly this questions should be directed to US administration. Trump has often shown his disdain for the European Union and back purchase plan departure from the block, but the United States, and the you you have the world's biggest bilateral trade ties and US investment in a blog is three times higher than Asia. So why did he Trump outs racial, lower the status of you diplomats? And what does it mean to the crossed Alantic relate? Join us live on the lying as professor toll. When Joel senior research fellow of the institute of America's studies at the Chinese Academy of social sciences. Professor tell thank you very much. Good evening. So what really impact does this move? Have. What's the difference between being listed as Representative from nation states and from a multinational bodies, we know that representatives from NATO? Actually, first of all it's reprieve they represent summoned that presenters suffering countries and is Representative from much national bodies to not have such a representation. And the international society is form the first of all of sovereign countries. So people usually pay attach more importance to the representatives of sovereign countries. And I think this the move by the US department of state certainly have a negative impact on the relationship between the United States and Europe Union, the relationship chip has already being not that good. Donald Trump took office as president you officials say that did not get noticed beforehand. So what does he tell about away the Trump administration handles diplomatic issues? Yeah. I think the. Again shows the disorganization of the Trump administration, and the we have seen a lot such kind of cases activity, for instance, Donald Trump without consolidation was with his own team nonce US where intentionally withdraw from Syria, and then all his own security team and also his allies, the US allies, the persuaded to change the idea, and this is just to one case and the demotion from a Member State to international organizations of the European Union. A is another another case, you know, it's disorganization of the the ministration why do the US ration- decide to change the status at this particular moment. Oh, we already note. Donald Trump another pay much attention to the European Union. Actually, he. He has a teaser favor of much let unitary rather than much less reason..
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"And Jason Kelly from Bloomberg radio. Carol the fate of the euro, the fate of the European Union. The fate of Europe it feels like has been top of mind for the last year. Maybe the last couple of years the wake of Brexit in the wake of Italy in the wake of Greece not too long ago. What happens next, right? There's been so many threats, and if you really look over the existence of the European Union has always been some pushback, whether or not this would survive in the long-term, and yet here, it's still so we're gonna talk about the EU the European Union. What is in store for twenty nine hundred? Alan Crawford is with us from Berlin. So allen. Yeah. There's been so much going on here this past year in terms of maybe threatening the existence of the European Union talk about kind of some of the stories and that countries and issues that you're going to be following in two thousand nineteen. Well, let's just say that being several big issues of completed all at once in the second half of two thousand eighteen. Which will be watching closely in two thousand nineteen those are, of course, Brexit, which remains completely unpredictable. Still is new deal. Well, there is a deal agreed between the UK government negotiators, but it's not going through the UK parliament, yet doesn't leave lake will. So we know literally no one has any idea what will happen. There are so many different scenarios. But then also we've seen. We've seen rather unusual scenes in Italy with this populist government and late click coalition of anti-establishment party. A fairly far right party, which is increasing. On which is a TA you being. Bumping up against the EU over budget policy. Then of course, we saw these yellow vest protests in France, which made.