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Fresh update on "general assembly" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:42 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "general assembly" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"In the program starting this month Christopher Cruise knew Now in Maryland the governor says COVID related hospitalizations are dropping statewide He's now outlining continuing efforts to deal with the virus At a news conference in Annapolis governor Larry Hogan cited the state's high vaccination rate and dropping hospitalizations but then added but we're not out of the Woods Hogan said the university of Maryland medical system and Johns Hopkins University are partnering with the state for a vaccine study at nursing homes This study will help determine whether we move forward with a potential fourth dose or some of our most vulnerable residents And the governor said Monday he'll introduce emergency legislation in the General Assembly To address workforce shortages at healthcare facilities Expediting licenses for retired healthcare practitioners practitioners licensed in other states and nursing graduates Kate Ryan The number of so called ghost guns that have no serial numbers is exploding on the streets and that's got Maryland lawmakers thinking about proposal that weapons created from kits be banned Well previous attempts to regulate ghost guns in Maryland have failed This year the bill is in a different posture and it's probably in the best posture It's ever been It's different because number one it's an outright band Delegate Leslie Lopez of Montgomery county also was encouraged by changes on the federal level There's a new ATF rule that will likely be in place within the next 6 months It's going to change the definition of what actually is a firearm Lopez says the bill also allows ghost guns made by hobbyists to be legal by etching on a serial number Christy king WTO P news In Virginia you may have gotten used to stopping by the ABC store in the late morning but that won't be possible for a while So many ABC employees have been hit with COVID The liquor stores will not open until noon starting on Monday Store closing times will stay the same some stores shut down at 9 p.m. others stay open until ten After traffic and weather President Biden revises his language on a U.S. response to an invasion of Ukraine by Russia talk about that with our national security correspondent JJ green 6 O 7 If you've tried antidepressants.

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'Save your species': UN uses dinosaur in fossil fuel message

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

'Save your species': UN uses dinosaur in fossil fuel message

"The United Nations is summoning an unusual witness to testify to the dangers of burning fossil fuels good stuff global warming in a video released on social media the head of this year's you and climate change summit a computer generated dinosaurs bursts into the U. N.'s famous General Assembly hall in New York to tell world diplomats going extinct is a bad thing the light hearted clip carries a serious message spending hundreds of billions in public funds on fossil fuel subsidies each year isn't a good idea in an accompanying report the U. N. agency says the world spends over four times as much each year on fossil fuel subsidies than on helping poor countries tackle global warming I'm Charles de Ledesma

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North Korea says hypersonic missile made 1st test flight

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 4 months ago

North Korea says hypersonic missile made 1st test flight

"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting North Korea says it tested a new hypersonic missile North Korea says it has successfully tested a new weapon a hypersonic missile it implied is being developed as nuclear capable the announcement came a day after the south Korean and Japanese military said they detected North Korea firing a ballistic missile into the sea the U. S. Indo Pacific command said the launch did not pose an immediate threat the latest launch by North Korea followed through rounds of missile tests earlier this month at the U. N. General Assembly Monday north Korea's U. N. ambassador demanded the Biden ministration permanently and the joint military exercises with South Korea hi Mike Rossio

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Israeli PM denounces Iran, ignores Palestinians in UN speech

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 4 months ago

Israeli PM denounces Iran, ignores Palestinians in UN speech

"Israel's prime minister has denounced Iran and ignored Palestinians in a United Nations General Assembly speech in his maiden UN speech Naftali Bennett made no mention of Israel's decades long conflict with the Palestinians and instead sought to portray Iran as a menace to global society but it appealed to the international community to stand together against Iran accusing Tehran of marching towards the development of a nuclear weapon and threatening to act alone if the world does not take action off the four inconclusive elections in two years but it succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu in June by forming a diverse coalition of small and mid sized parties spanning the Israeli political spectrum I'm Charles Taylor that's not

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Haiti's leader: Migration won't end unless inequality does

AP News Radio

01:09 min | 4 months ago

Haiti's leader: Migration won't end unless inequality does

"Haiti's prime minister points out how poverty and conflict drive migration which she says will continue until something is done but stopped short of directly criticizing Washington in a recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly through a translator all real Henry says the situation at the U. S. border is a reminder that people especially parents with children are always going to flee poverty and conflicts for a better life in the classroom with you the migration will continue as long as our planet has both wealthy areas well most of the population of the world's population indeed it lives in poverty he also brought up the photos of border agents in Texas on horses newsy mash images of the only way many of my compatriots have been handled the border between Mexico and the United States have shocked many people president Biden says it's being investigated meanwhile the migrant encampment under the del Rio bridge has been cleared the U. S. is continuing to fly some Haitians home and allow others to remain for asylum hearings Julie Walker New York

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Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 4 months ago

Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools

"Federal judges are blocking an executive order by Tennessee's Republican governor that allows families to opt out of school mask mandates governor bill Lee issued the order in August with Republican lawmakers demanding a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly so they could put a halt to school mask mandates and other covert nineteen safety measures many students have been attending classes without masks since in pediatric hospitals have reached record highs that's my parents and advocates to file legal challenges in separate decisions Friday judges blocked the order in Williamson County just south of Nashville and Knox County which includes Knoxville a week ago a third judge band please order after families argued it endangered their children I'm Ben Thomas

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Women's voices at UN General Assembly few, but growing

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

Women's voices at UN General Assembly few, but growing

"Women addressing the United Nations General Assembly say it's time for the world's leaders to recognize and strive for gender parity amid a global pandemic and endemic climate change in her speech the U. N. General Assembly Slovakia president design a chopper two over says gender based and race based violence are just as serious threats to the world as the pandemic and climate change we cannot save our planet if you leave out the vulnerable to women the girls and minorities the silent pandemic of gender based violence can prove legal to the health of our society's trapping Toba is just one of thirteen women to address the General Assembly for more than last year but still less than ten percent of the speakers there are also twenty four women heads of state or national governments that's three more than twenty twenty but far less than the one hundred ninety three member states in the U. N. I'm Jim acquire

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South Carolina's Confederate monument protection law upheld

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 4 months ago

South Carolina's Confederate monument protection law upheld

"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting south Carolina's Confederate monument protection law has been upheld the South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the legality of the state law that prevents moving a Confederate monument or changing the historical name of the street or building without the legislature's approval but the justices struck down a requirement that two thirds of the General Assembly must approve a move or name change the ruling keeps the state's heritage act in place heritage act was passed in two thousand as part of a compromise to remove the Confederate flag from atop the South Carolina statehouse dome the rebel flag was moved to a poll on the capitol lawn but it was removed in twenty fifteen after nine black church members were killed in a racist shooting at Emanuel A. M. E. church in Charleston hi Mike Rossio

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UN:  Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 4 months ago

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the United Nations says Afghanistan's Taliban want to address the General Assembly the Taliban Afghanistan's new rulers have informed the United Nations they want their representative to speak at the General Assembly you want spokesman says secretary general Antonio Guterres received the communication last week from currently accredited Afghan ambassador Golam XXI listing Afghanistan's delegation for the general assembly's seventy sixth session but Monday another letter arrived from the Taliban saying XXI no longer represents Afghanistan the Taliban is nominating Mohammed Suhail shot he'd as Afghanistan's new you web representative Afghanistan is scheduled to give the final speech on the closing day of the General Assembly on September twenty seventh hi Mike Rossi out

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Biden, Morrison meet days after new sub deal

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 4 months ago

Biden, Morrison meet days after new sub deal

"President Biden and Australia's leader are trading praise days after unveiling a new partnership that led to a diplomatic blowup with France meeting of the U. N. General Assembly sidelines United States has no closer more reliable ally Australia while prime minister Scott Morrison said he appreciates the president's focus on the Indo Pacific region you get neither mention last week's deal that saw Australia agreed to acquire U. S. nuclear subs while canceling a previous of agreement with France which is furious Paris's top diplomat says there's now a crisis of trust with the U. S. but the president's downplaying tensions with America's oldest ally Sager make ani Washington

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Biden pledges 'relentless diplomacy' on global challenges

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 4 months ago

Biden pledges 'relentless diplomacy' on global challenges

"In his first speech to the U. N. General Assembly president Biden has urged allies to move quickly in addressing global issues the president says now that the Afghan war is over we turn the page after ending a period of relentless war we're opening a new pair of relentless diplomacy and shifting to working with nations across the globe to address the pandemic climate change and all the refuse to gather lever for our own people must also engage deeply with the rest of the world looking to reassure nations even after recent disagreements with France and others staunch allies Sager mag ani Washington

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Biden declares world at 'inflection point' amid crises

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 4 months ago

Biden declares world at 'inflection point' amid crises

"President Biden is urging world leaders to work together to deal with coded nineteenth climate change and other global crises it's my honor to speak to you for the first time as president of the United States in his first speech to the U. N. General Assembly the president declared the world's at an inflection point the only way to move ahead used to gather our security our prosperity and our very freedoms are interconnected in my view as never before and so I believe we must work together as never before amid growing tensions with China the president said the U. S. is not seeking a new Cold War or a world divided but he's also facing some skepticism from allies after differences over the Afghan pullout pandemic travel restrictions and other issues Sager made Ghani Washington

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Biden aims to enlist allies in tackling climate, COVID, more

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 4 months ago

Biden aims to enlist allies in tackling climate, COVID, more

"President Biden hopes to use his address today to the United Nations General Assembly to make the case for American leadership on the world stage White House officials say Biden plans to put a heavy emphasis on the need for world leaders to work together on the culvert pandemic meet past obligations to address climate change had off emerging technology issues and firm up trade rules the president was expected to release new plans to assist the global vaccination effort and to talk about the U. S. plan to meet it's part of financial commitments that the U. S. and other developed nations made in two thousand nine to help poor nations adopt clean energy technology according to a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview Biden's remarks Julie Walker New York

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Joe Biden Mischaracterizes the Push Back He Is Getting

Mark Levin

01:42 min | 4 months ago

Joe Biden Mischaracterizes the Push Back He Is Getting

"But right now I want to go to Joe L. Barbosa Biden right before he left for his, um, swinging soiree in Delaware, his little vacation that he's on until tomorrow when he comes to Manhattan, and by the way, Manhattan's already a zoo traffic is Crazy in the city with the U. N General Assembly got all the globalists in town ready for their annual meeting and Joelle Barbosa Biden will be joining them. He had some words for us some words of wisdom, um, trashing some GOP governors. I want you to listen to this, but we're facing a lot of pushback. Especially from some of the Republican governors. The governors of Florida and Texas are doing everything they can to undermine the lifesaving requirements that I proposed. And some of the same governors attacking me or in states with the strictest vaccine mandates for Children attending school in the entire country. Now hang on a second before we go on. This is very, very classic. Biden. These are the same people attacking me. This is that nothing is a relaxed the problem here. Is that every time somebody disagrees with what Joel Bob also, Biden says, it's somehow an attack on him. This is not an attack on you. This is people saying, Look, I do not want you to tell me what I have to forcefully put in my body number one. I do not want you to tell me that I have to put a mask over my child's face. This is a big deal to a lot of people because For some younger kids up to third grade. They can't seem lips moving and mouths moving. They don't learn how to make sounds correctly. And I just learned that recently. Uh, I had no idea that that was a thing part of the developmental phase of a young student. So I think Joe Biden's mischaracterizing the pushback that he's getting,

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Biden looks to turn page on 20 years of war at UN

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 4 months ago

Biden looks to turn page on 20 years of war at UN

"President Biden will make his first address to the U. N. General Assembly tomorrow and may face some skepticism over his pledge to work with allies and adversaries alike less than a month after replacing Donald Trump the president said he had a clear message for the world America is back exciting friendly nations who expected better cooperation but now eight months in the president's been out of sync with allies over ending the Afghan war virus travel restrictions and now a fresh bad with America's oldest ally France over a submarine deal spokeswoman Jen Psaki says it happens nations disagree the larger point here and we'll hear the president talk about tomorrow is that we are committed to those alliances and that always requires work from every president from every global leader in a big emphasis will be on shared challenges like the pandemic and the climate change Sager make ani Washington

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Guterres Condemns Yemen Executions by Houthis

UN News

01:06 min | 4 months ago

Guterres Condemns Yemen Executions by Houthis

"U. n. secretary general antonio guiterrez on monday urged world leaders to take action to get sustainable development back on track before it's too late to change course at a meeting in new york on the sidelines of the un general assembly. He insisted that the road to recovery after kovic was mapped out clearly highlighting several challenges. The un chief said that corona virus vaccine production needed to double to reach seventy percent of the world's population by the middle of next year. Bold investment was also needed in education welfare protection healthcare and jobs. Mister guitarist continued at the digi moment. Event as he urged an end to tax evasion money laundering and illicit financial flows the third global challenges ensuring equal rights for women and girls including in education everywhere. The un top official maintained as leaders heard his call to put an end to the warming lead against a planet. The only way to do this by committing to zero net emissions by twenty fifty said mr perish by dedicating one hundred billion dollars a year to climate action and by saying no to more coal-fired power stations after twenty twenty one

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As Leaders Reconvene at UN, Climate and COVID Top the List

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 months ago

As Leaders Reconvene at UN, Climate and COVID Top the List

"Leaders from more than a hundred nations are heading to New York this week the United Nations annual high level gathering it's a departure from the last in person meeting of the General Assembly in twenty nineteen and far different from last year's all virtual version because of cove it awaiting them daunting challenges from severe vaccine inequalities and escalating climate crisis to Afghanistan's future under its new Taliban rulers and worsening conflicts in hot spots around the world president Biden speaks at Tuesday's opening of the general debate Julie Walker New York

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Breakdown or Breakthrough? UN Chief Lays out Stark Choices for Humanity

UN News

02:07 min | 4 months ago

Breakdown or Breakthrough? UN Chief Lays out Stark Choices for Humanity

"Ahead of the high level week of the seventy six. Un general assembly session which begins on twenty first of september. You g antonio guitarist launched a common agenda his vision for the future of your organization. The report lays out two distinct divergent visions for the world. One of breakdown in perpetual crisis or a breakthrough to greener safer world at the heart of the vision is enhanced multi-lateralism with a summit of the future creating a new global consensus on what the future of the world should look like. And how to secure it sometime. Thomas away from your news sat down with mr guitar. Wish to discuss the report as well. As the un chiefs take on some pressing global issues including the humanitarian situation in afghanistan and the covered nineteen pandemic. She started by asking him to explain why he remains convinced. That multi-lateralism is the key to a better world. Look what has happened to. Our worlds vitals is defeated. The world's more than linear in the health after everything started we still have the vitals spreading everywhere and we see that impact on the lives of people that are mexican cuisine inequalities economies in extremely difficult situations and of course the most vulnerable suffering enormously and the world's was not able to come together and to define a global vaccination plan and bringing the countries that produce vaccines or can produce vaccines together with the organization with the in international financial institutions to then the with the pharmaceutical industry and doubled the production. And make sure that there is an equitable solution at the production. This cannot be done by country alone. Sweden by all the problem. Is that the multilateral issue we have now which is essentially late. Show them late. Show is not even the power to obtain information about the situation.

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DeBlasio: Vaccination Required for World Leaders at U.N. Meeting

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 4 months ago

DeBlasio: Vaccination Required for World Leaders at U.N. Meeting

"When world leaders gather in New York for next week's U. N. General Assembly the city's covert nineteen vaccination requirements will apply to them bill de Blasio says he knows the U. N. has its own rules but he told secretary general Antonio Guterres two weeks ago the city requirements stance I expressed to him how important it was to have continuity with what we're doing in the city while the Blasi says Guterres has been cooperative Russia's ambassador has not and that's fine in the Russian ambassador is against it I'm for it among other things rushes objecting to a city rule that only W. H. O. approved vaccines will be accepted Russia's Sputnik vaccine is not is there a vaccine isn't good enough then they should go and use one of the other vaccines soccer mentality at the White House

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"general assembly" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

03:16 min | 11 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Did it end. Jeff shapiro author that to you Lee carter a self identified Democratic socialist tried to Tack legislation Repealing right to work bill on the that was on the floor of the house I guess he found out he just doesn't have that many friends in in his own his own caucus. This is a a hyper sensitive issue. among democrats of course right to work. Why it's say it prohibits union membership as a condition for a job It is It has long been an article of faith. among politicians democratic and republican governor ralph northern made very clear in a personal meeting with the ah the head of the f. l. cio the labor federation in in here in virginia that he would veto any legislation that does away with this this ban on compulsory union membership and It is To some degree one of the issues with which democrats somehow enhanced their they're more moderate images And so i think what you saw an ad that vote to to stop this on. The house floor was a very very deliberate effort by democrats to preserve that That modern image That's not an interest of Lee carter again as the as an avowed democratic socialists and An occasional lift driver He's got a lot to say about working. Conditions How friendly virginia is to labor or or not and You know whether virginia Is supportive of things such as a More than livable wage. But but a substantial minimum wage. You know. I find interesting about that policy that mike allers the republican challenger to lee carter this year. Actually support repealing right to work. I find that notable about where the working class electorate is in manassa city. You know one thing that struck me about the debate on. This is the demo. I mean jeff shapiro was talking about the how sensitive is an it's actually that's a sensitivity. That cuts both ways. Because you get the sense from democrats they don't want to alienate their friends and labor and they don't wanna make their friends and labor mad and they certainly want the support of their friends and labor but they also don't want to make the business community mad and they want to continue to get the support from the business community so they are trying to sort of thread this needle in a way where they don't get anything accomplished because the governor would just be tow it anyway but they also aren't seen as opposing anything.

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"general assembly" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

04:20 min | 11 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"What what needs to be reviewed and one and one would note that Just in terms of nuts and bolts of of campaigning. That institutionalizing many steps. That were taken to you. Know make for easier voting during the plague. This past fall mean that An important aspects of of of politics will actually start a lot sooner and probably cost candidates more money. And that's voter mobilization getting out your vote because we were all accustomed to voting in person boast of What we saw and heard from the campaigns where you know people showing up at our doors telephone calls leaflet drops In the final. Run up to in in-person balloting. Now that that's going to be going on for days and days and days It means that Candidates are going to have to spend dollars dollars and dollars a really pretty much from mid september foreword on On an expense that traditionally was made much later in the campaign. Okay real quick because we're running out of time for this segment. Let's talk about what. The legislature did finally to remedy some of the circumstances around covid after multiple attempts across multiple sessions. They finally extended some type of paid sick. Leave this time though to home. Healthcare workers and healthcare workers generally. Amy can you tell us what the general did around paid sick leave. Yeah this is something that Delegate elizabeth monarch who is running for lieutenant governor has been pushing for quite some time and she always had a a much broader bill covering a lot more workers across virginia and she had been gradually wittling Down mostly because she needed to pass the senate which is a lot more friendly a to to the business community than the house has been and so it looks like it's going to be certain home healthcare workers. What is it. You might have to help me here on. It's like the sort of narrowed this bill. In a way that it does not apply to the private sector so it only applies to home. Healthcare workers that money from the federal government so it basically says to the private sector. Hey we're not asking you to do this at any impact of that is also it it potentially has a is a big help for For home healthcare workers who are dealing with you know A lot of lower income clients as well. I think that. I think that will essentially be the limit of that. I think that's all the able to get through. I believe during the senate debate. Senator norman Maybe senator mccain had asked if what if what if governor northbound census back with amendments to.

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"general assembly" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

07:51 min | 11 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"This is so much more fun when we're penny lane. There's beer flowing on this episode transition virginia. Yeah they're already backed the two thousand twenty one. General assembly session is a wrap. You can't eat which joke kill so what happened. And what didn't happen. Gesticulate wildly out them. Solomonic third way. The highs and lows of legislating and an era of zoo one of the stickier elements of all this forcing everybody to take a vote on something that they've sort of were avoiding. This is not a nonpartisan process. It's only a bipartisan process. On this episode of transition virginia. welcome to transition virginia. The podcast that documents the ongoing transition of power in virginia. I'm michael pope. Thomas bowman today on the podcast. The twenty two thousand one general assembly session around what happened but didn't happen. What's next we're going to break it all down for you. With an all star panel of journalists joining us is the legendary columnist for the richmond. times dispatch jeff shapiro. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for including the i am. I am not worthy at returning to the podcast. our friend. that's august politics and policy reporter for the roanoke times. Amy freedom burger king. Mix for returning to the podcast. Thanks for having me back on. I feel like it has been too long since i've participated podcast and hopefully we can do in person against yes. One hundred percent agreed while amy. I want to start with you because you were there. In the belly of the beast in the senate chamber i was. I have to admit super super jealous of you. Amy because every time the camera panned over to that part of the senate floor there. You are like the whole session or i was locked in my house in front of my computer screen. Give us a sense of what it was like to be in that sort of makeshift at hawk senate chamber. What was it like to be their day in day out and it was. It was kind of as time went on. I felt like it like this was the new normal for the senate You know we were set up. The house of delegates was meeting. Virtually and the senate was in person at the science museum and so the senators. We're all spread out at their tables in. The media was in a kind of a pendon area in so it's a little different You know it's a little harder to kind of get people to come over to you. Have to gesticulate wildly at them at to get their attention in so yeah it was great. I'm a big believer though of being there in person as much as possible Just so they know that the media is watching yes. One hundred percent agreed. Did the gesticulation work like if you waived your arms would come over and talk to you or how did that work. Well as laws always coming over on his own. You don't need to you. Don't need to talk to you the others. Yeah you just have to keep waving or text somebody to say hey get so and so's attention and wanna talk to them so yeah they would come over. I debated at one point getting assigned. But i didn't else madam clerk would like if i was holding a new props new props log am over here senator. So and so. Jeff let me ask the same question of you but in reverse. What was it like for you covering an entire session. Not being there. In person i am. I am wringing my hands wondering what I missed what we missed because We weren't there though about how to Amy for bravely soldiering on and michael. You and i have discussed this A lot of what we do as reporters What lobbyists do legislators do Is boils down to just sort of showing up There's a lot of serendipity in our respective lines of work and i'm afraid that With the virtual the emphasis on the virtual one thing that is. Not present is serendipity. Let's talk about some of the bills that got passed out of this general assembly session. What can virginians look forward to starting in july or whenever they become law. Goodness there is so much that the democrats accomplished their second year of having the majority in the legislature. And you know of course having control of the executive mansion as well In other going to abolish the death penalty which is a huge deal for southern states to do this marijuana legalization kind of you know you have to read through. If you don't wanna read through the really lengthy what how. Many pages is two hundred. Something pages You know there's there's a lot of details to basically They're not going to legalize marijuana until twenty four. There was a lot of pushback from a sound. Like criminal. Justice groups legalization advocates. Who felt like you know. That wasn't they didn't go far enough on it. Well you know this is Reefer light there were about a half dozen legislators who democratic legislators who oppose this Legislators of color one of their concerns is and i think. Perhaps the governor's going to address this in an amendment or two is that We not fully eagle until twenty twenty four. He's under the bill as as as past Know there's a whole swath of the populace that's up potentially vulnerable to continue prosecution and we've seen ample evidence that You know more people of color than white virginians are are busted for marijuana And so i think this is. This is one of the stickier elements of all this. I think largely overlooked essentially it flared a bit in the those final debates that this is not just virginia becoming the first southern state to Legalize marijuana we joining fifteen other. American states This is a step as new jersey to occur earl here last week. An acting a bill that will create a tax scheme that will generate a lot of money that is intended to go back into communities principally communities of color that have been adversely affected By the emphasis on prosecuting For smaller amounts of marijuana and those dollars would essentially support jump. Starting this whole new industry a weed a recreational weed industry that would have a presence in these neighborhoods and perhaps Enliven their economies somewhat. Gonna question about marijuana legalization. I never quite understood the logic of waiting for the legalisation part of it. I mean i totally understand waiting for the commercial sales. Because you've got to stand up the new agency and you've gotta create the regulations and that takes time and okay. I understand that why. Wait for twenty four. Why not do it this summer. Like what was the logic behind.

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"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

"To use a shovel and pickaxe and he says how to sweat. That outdoor work can sometimes be a rude awakening for eighteen year old East gone outside he's got all dirt. Wiser dirt. On. Sidewalk. And he's like Oh yes for us. I mean. It took us hours these trips the. Little disturbed. All joking. Aside, these moments in the garden are also an opportunity for father and son to bond. It's a bomb that's rooted in East Gun Steep Admiration for his dad who faced a number of challenges like not knowing English, when he arrived in the US he was sixteen just a couple of years younger than he, Scott. Undesired right coming to a new country I don't know English. Do. That it was just always so hard for me to national. For Myself East gone as part of a new generation of voters who were born in the US. But whose parents or grandparents came from other countries, their immigration stories and experiences are passed down. ESCON says here in his dad's story is humbling and sometimes shapes his views. It was always something to keep me. In check. To give me back to the books if I'll fight self slipping out per. Going on my phone than out have think back in it was something that would motivate me. Give me a better and I want to get McCain doesn't matter. No look what you did east gone stat was part of a wave of economic migrants who came to the US in the early nineties growing up in Mexico, the elder or the says his biggest dream was to study and become a working professional, but he couldn't afford to pay for college so or does decided to move to the US so my dad coming from humble. Beginnings or whatever he was a very smart person wasn't able to. Find out of opportunities because he did not have an education or thus worked as a busboy in restaurants and bars. In the Chicago area he'd finished his shift at one or two am than wake up at six to catch a bus to go to highschool my shift where you know fourteen sixteen hours a day. and. So. Or does takes a long pause before finishing the Senate's it was hardy says in his first apartment, he lived with more than a dozen other men all single and also for Mexico. Eventually or does made it to college and studied electrical engineering. East got heard these stories growing up sitting across the kitchen table from his dad escon reflects a picture the I remember like seeing when When I was little we had out in the. At the old house and it was like a credit to tell the series but it was like he took me the zoo and your eyes roll rank. and. I didn't. I didn't realize it went on young but in that league older. Realize like you. Like you did. US..

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"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:15 min | 1 year ago

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"The vote widely seen as fraudulent the protest movement there has been going on for well over a month. Now, have you been surprised by the sustained nature of these protests? Now because I mean even though Belarusians, I suppose to be one of the columnists. One of most polite nations in Europe. Even the most common, the most polite people can get fed up with somebody who's for twenty six years, and so the feelings I have feelings of law and ration- and respect for those amazingly courageous people Belarus, are continuing to come out to protest in the face of unthinkable violence and repression even by the standards. Lukashenka regime, and of course, it rhymes very closely with what's been happening in the Russian Far East and the city of. which you mentioned in the introduction where or even longer actually since the beginning of July they have been and continue to be mass street protests directed against the Kremlin and against the Putin this is by the way only one of the first warning signs and the reason Putin is so frayed of what's happening in Belarus is because for him, this is a glimpse into his own future Putina Lukashenko. The last two dictators in Europe. So what's happening on the streets of Belarus today is very likely to happen in Russia in four years Donald less now three and a half years time, and this is why Putin so incredibly fight. You're respect an offer the Belorussian. Protests, Vladimir. What can Russians learned from the movement there have you learned any lessons as you look to. Belarus. I think what's most important solidarity I think it's important for us as people's civil societies for democratic oppositions in in Russia and Belarus to cooperate with each other and support each other because if we look at the big historical picture and I'm a historian education. So thirty five years ago which by historical standards was yesterday half of Europe was living under dictatorial authoritarian. China trade regimes today. There are only two dictatorships left in those Russia and Belarus, but it might you in the twenty first century even to dictatorships in Europe are to too many. So it's important for us to work together and sort it out cooperation. To make sure that Europe is completely dictate Frey in the foreseeable future and I'm confident we're GONNA achieve. Vladimir Karema's one of Russia's most prominent.

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05:15 min | 1 year ago

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"In Belarus outrage over those rig presidential elections in August I mentioned, they show signs of letting up. And the poison politician Alexei navalny one of the leaders of Russia's opposition movement is slowly recovering in a German hospital poisoning enemies, fraudulent elections and protests all-too-familiar too familiar for my next guest. Vladimir. Kara Mercer like Nevada. He's also a prominent Russian opposition leader. He's vice president of the free Russia Foundation and also like no Vanni he too has been poisoned in what's thought to be politically motivated attacks. Vladimir Karamursel thanks for being with US thanks for having me back. Barker's could be back on your program and finally some good news at a long time as shake is now willing his way to recovery. Thank God right. We've seen the images that navalny is slowly recovering from that poisoning and seems to be looking better one day at a time. When you see those images, Ladimir Nevada trying to restart his life what comes to mind how do you react? Well I. must say that I've been living sort of horrendous groundhog day for the last more month now since the news first game that he was poisoned after he collapsed and up playing from Tom's to Moscow at the end of August off had to live through this. Twice and bought from everything else. It is very painful excruciating experience. When you can't breathe you organs fail on after another when you just feel the life slowly coming out of your body and so yes, everything looks very familiar unfortunately but also you know in a good way of course, I went both times I was poisoned doctors told my wife that had about a five percent chance to live I made it and Alexei thankfully has made it and I know is going to be a long and difficult road recovery ahead I mean I I. Had to walk again after the first poisoning you'll body really does give off really quickly once you're in a coma so it's it's not GonNa be quick or easy, but it is possible and he will get back. You will be back to good health. He will be back in Russia and he'll be back to his important work of standing up to the corruption and dictatorship Vladimir Putin. Is there any doubt in your mind that this poisoning was in fact directed by the Kremlin? No of course, not I mean look there's a long growing list of political opposition leaders independent journalists anti corruption campaign is in the like who have suffered this fate in the last two decades. This method actually goes back to Soviet times since Putin came to power twenty years ago this method has really proliferated. were. You surprised to hear that navalny intensive go back to Russia as soon as he can. No you know what I was surprised about is the fact that it actually made news I got quite a few phone calls from journalists the day that this was announced asking for my reaction and I said, frank don't understand what the news this year. Of course he was always going to go back. He's a Russian politician. You can't be a molestation and not be in the country I went back home to Russia as. Soon, as I was literally able to walk after I recovered from the poisoning I also did medical rehabilitation abroad but I went back as soon as I could look would be too much of a gift to the Kremlin enter the Putin regime. If we just gave up and ran, this is what they want us to do. Well, we're not GONNA do it. You know we care about our country care about the future of our country within countries that was better than to live in a twenty-first-century under corrupt and authoritarian system. I'm speaking with Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara Myrza. Let me ask you about sanctions. Talks of new German and ease sanctions against Russian officials in response to the Nevada poisoning and other political repression you were in Germany Vladimir, recently lobbying for new sanctions. What were you asking Germans to do? So one of the first questions that people in the European Union were asking, what what should the reaction be? What should the response be Mike on Center that and I know the answer for many of my colleagues and friends and the Russian opposition was the same. Mind Boggling to this, there is still no magnitsky act in the European Union, you know there is one in the United States that has been now for the best part of a decade of course, magnitsky. Act is a law that provides full targeted personal sanctions against Florida government officials not just in Russia. But I knew who else who personally complicit in human rights abuses in their own countries and corruption in their own countries of course, the brilliance of this mechanism is that it is directed individuals you're not sanctioning or punishing entire nations for the actions of a few crooks and criminals at it. Is Astonishing that to this day. There is no such mechanism in European Union. Thankfully, that is now changing two weeks ago as you mentioned, I had the honour of joining members of the German Bundestag in Berlin for the announcement of the introduction of a German magnitsky law, all draft law into the German parliament and just a few days ago or Salah Funder Line who's the leader of the European? Union made a similar announcement during her annual State of the Union address. This House has called many times for European magnitsky act and I can announce that we will now come forward with a proposal. We need to complete to. This should be the main practical response to political response I think is that they should be a very clear understanding that wild Vladimir Putin remains in power. They should be normal talk of any kind of resets detente business as usual whatever you WANNA call it with the political regime that speaks with its opponents in the language of poisons and bullets. Let's talk about Belarus Russia's neighbor to the West recently an election took place Atlanta the president of twenty six years back in power..

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PRI's The World

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Apply and you don't get it. This is what we experienced in the community. Also I'm not the only one I know a lot of other businesses that go through the same exact thing. Now Canada has a plan to fund black business owners but some wonder if it will ever happen that's ahead here on the world. I'm Marco Werman your with the world where co-production, of Gbh, and rex in one way or another for most kids around the globe school is back in session this month it's a huge adjustment no matter where you are in school attending class online or the hybrid model partly online partly in person it is a lot. Now think about kids who are attending school online, but their school is located half a world away. The world's Rebecca Kantha reports from Shanghai. Every night td become her three daughters. Rush through dinner as the girls get ready to start their classes. That's because they go to school in Shanghai China, but have been stuck in Iowa since February. So evenings instead of winding down relaxing cons playing the day we are up and awake and alert and like you know this is the time we have to be most focus when covid nineteen shut down schools across China td Brunner kids to her home near. Thinking it would be better for them they're. Now seven months later, they're still stuck they're. School started September first and that's spent new schedules for everyone for nine year old Vivian the youngest in the family, the adjustment has been extreme. She Starts School at seven, thirty PM and gets to bed. After One am most nights she says she's gotten used to it but staying up past your bedtime makes her hungry. She says, she eats three dinners night I'll get tired I, probably don't ramp stuff as well in the spring. All of Vivians classmates in Shanghai were doing online schooling to. Now she's the only one. This is the sound of Vivians classroom and The teachers put a phone in the front row so Vivian can watch the lessons. Her mom says, it's a poor substitute for being inside the classroom the teacher. So focused on presider last week that it's hard for them to pay attention to it. Vivian. Has a problem or if she needs something because she's just a little phone on a desk. Vivians fifteen year old sister. Maya. Is a morning person and the struggling with the late night math class but it's now. So I was like you have to stay awake STOIC and I did. I felt like ten minutes after I closed my computer on the table. Bed My is. Doing your best to keep up still the schedule seems to change every day it's like we're going to. You can't see the end you know like. The twisty ones where you can't see past the corner. That's a really good description. Yeah. We're learning metaphors. Maya's classmate Annabel. Yes. started her school year from rural. North Carolina. She and her family were stuck there for more than half a year. They just got back to Shanghai. Last week Annabel says one of the hardest parts of going to school remotely was knowing all of her friends were back together in China. On the very first day of school, she watched her high school's Assembly on a livestream. A really strange feeling I feel like distance learning and mental health. It's like a fragile connection Annabel's younger brother. Mike has just started seventh grade at a new school. He says, those stages were magnified online starting at a new school when it's overseas. So it's Kinda strange. All of the people there knew each other beforehand because they had all been there for like sixth graders. So so when I got there, it was like everyone knew each other and I was like the only person who is new there. are some benefits to being so far from school p. e. classes instead of just like during normal classes I can go hiking. Close thing, you can hike in Shanghai as a skyscrapers he's doing online schooling all over the world are learning an important lesson resilience. Annabelle and MICO will go through a new transition next week as they attend school in person for the first time this year. Meanwhile T T and her kids are still trying to get visas and flights back to China. T T says she keeps telling herself in her kids that this experience will make a great college admissions essay in a few years for the world I'm Rebecca can't they're in Shanghai A rigged election, a governor kidnapped and imprisoned, and a poisoned opposition leader. That's the kind of summer. It's been in Russia and Belarus at of all that an eruption of protests in Russia's Far East they want their governor back..

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PRI's The World

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Carrying regulations. That includes rules that would have limited greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, increased auto emission standards, and required oil and gas companies to limit methane leaks. But on the global stage, the US represents more than just the world's second biggest carbon footprint. The US plays a critical role in the global economy. It's also a key source of technological innovation and diplomatically the US stays out of the global efforts to ramp up action than I. Think a lot of countries will hide behind the US hair points to coal reliant Poland or Bolsonaro pro-development. Brazil, and a so-called gas-powered economic recovery in his native Australia as examples of where action on climate change may Wayne without US pressure. President. Trump's list of second-term priorities does not include anything about climate change just last week in an exchange with California secretary. For Natural. Resources Wade Crow foot president trump again expressed skepticism about established climate science. It'll start getting cooler. Just you just watch I wish science look. I don't think science knows actually Biden on the other hand is framing of vote for him as a vote to reestablish the US as a global leader on climate change. He says push for an end to global fossil fuel subsidies and pressure. China to lower the carbon footprint of its development initiatives. Progressive activists want bite into more aggressive, for example, by banning fracking, but they largely see him as a moderate. They can work with a yellow Wayne Trout is a youth climate organizer in Argentina I think that Abidin election plus a huge mass movement which forces. Him To take action I think that could be significant than really starting to make faster the transition to green energy Wayne trump is part of generation of activists inspired by Swedish Teen Greta. Tune. Berg who see themselves as part of a climate movement that crosses borders. So even though Wayne Trump can't vote in the US he says, he'll be watching on election night climate activist. You need to have your eyes on television that night I'm going to be watching it for sure. Probably, he says with a few beers and some friends for the world I'm caroline dealer. And a note to add here today in his address to the United. Nations President Xi Jinping announced a new climate target. For China, here he is speaking through an interpreter we will rich debating of CO two emission before thirty and reached carbon neutrality. Before Twenty Sixty Carbon Neutrality by twenty sixty for the world's biggest amidror is big news and it sends a signal. China's moving forward with its international commitments. Even as a USA said, it won't we've been hearing how there's a lot at stake for the global environment in the US election..

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01:44 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Feeling the impact of the pollutants we've pumped into the air since the industrial revolution worse heatwaves and wildfire seasons more intense hurricanes rising sea levels that makes storm surges more damaging. Rwanda hanes the Trinidadian diplomat who's also an advisor to the Alliance of small. Island states says these impacts pose an existential threat to the world's most vulnerable people the impacts in the Caribbean region specifically already quite extreme. She points as an example to Hurricane Dorian. It was a category five hurricane that intensified repeatedly last year and pounded the Bahamas for Dan a half on that hurricane was actually completely unprecedented and Unpredictable and that's the type of increased activity that we're seeing on. The outlook is of very, very challenging one. The next election of course dictates who controls US environmental policy for just for years but bill hare climate scientist, and CEO of climate analytics says those four years could actually make a real difference. In the next decade, we have two more than how of prison emissions to be on a climate safe pathway. So that can tell you try to why the next decade of action a critical and if we don't achieve significant reductions in the next four or five years, it's going to make the task extremely expensive. If not, technologically prohibitive president trump has spent the last four years rolling back what he calls job carrying regulations. That includes rules that would have limited greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, increased auto emission standards, and required oil and gas companies to limit.

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PRI's The World

07:24 min | 1 year ago

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"Right here. souffle it, and it smells of sulfur still today. By the rules speakers are limited to fifteen minutes, but there's no orchestra to play them off if they run long. Eleven years ago Libya's leader Warmer Qaddafi spoke for more than ninety minutes. He ripped into the international body at one point taking out a copy of the Charter of the United Nations reading from it. No, we are not equals and debris. That own nations are equal. Then, from the podium, ripping it up also tossed a piece of paper at Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Kadhafi's ninety minute speech though was nothing compared to Fidel Castro's performance in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty the Cuban leader held the floor for four and a half hours. Then, there are the props Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has done this trick a couple of times including in two thousand twelve brought a diagram for you. He showed a drawing of cartoonish bomb that looked like a cannonball with fuse. The image was divided into sections representing Iran's progress towards enriching enough uranium for a bomb where should a red line drawn? A red line should be drawn. Right here. Another attention-grabbing tactic during UN speeches, the walkout in two thousand eleven Iran's President Mahmoud jarred railed against the United. States, and other Western nations whose mysterious September eleventh incident as a pretext to attack Afghanistan Iraq. Killing injuring dozens of diplomats in the assembly hall weren't having it. They got up out of their seats and left. This year with a pandemic of course, there can be no walkouts with a virtual assembly maybe just diplomats putting someone else on mute. For the world I'm Jason Margolis. Sweden has been the country that a lot of people have loved to hate during the pandemic. It's no lockdown strategy was seen as naive and cruel by some but the World Health Organization has praised Sweden's results a few weeks ago Sweden did massive testing and found a record low infection rate. But now rates are creeping up and Stockholm is considering further measures to contain the virus Dr. Johann Jessica is a Swedish physician and professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm I asked him. If he was concerned about the rise in corona virus cases I, don't think we should look at it at all. If maybe statistic construct generation is going up and down was up a couple of months ago and then down again. So I think we should wait to make a judgment on that. But I mean you you are seeing an increase no yeah. There is an increase and people concerned about the just. So if cases continue to rise in Sweden at what point would you advise Sweden to strengthen its measures like what kind of increase would you need to see before pushing for that? I couldn't say but it's not the time yet to anyway you know that Sweden has come in for some really tough criticism for its no lockdown policy it's something that Swedish officials and professionals have been saying the rest of the world just doesn't understand help us understand the situation. Sweden. What we've had lockdown I call it a soft lock. It builds some voluntary participation by the people. But if you tell people how this disease transmits and what sued since you should avoid, people will listen to you people stupid. You talked about a soft lockdown explain what that actually is it is, for example, as soon as you feel the slightest cold youth stay at how not to go to work. Work at home as much as you can avoid crowded places, there are few legal restrictions a crowd big fifty defeat of, for example, and bus drivers are allowed to deny entrance in their buses. Are Too many people in there. So there are a few but mostly builds on voluntary participation when it comes to the practical advice for the population is the government urging people to maintain social distancing wear masks not wear masks not wear masks. No. Why is that not been one of the things that the government's pushing for because there's no science to prove that they work. And yet, we hear from experts all over the world that there are plenty of reasons and scientific ones to to wear masks. But. That's the way it's been here. Sweden has reported nearly fifty, nine, hundred deaths since the start of the pandemic that's more per capita than both Denmark and Norway. So at this point of the pandemic, what do you think explains the difference I think Sweden had a much bigger seeding. Oh, cases in late, February early March than our neighbor countries said, we started at a much higher number of infected people than they did dougy center you. Played a key role in coming up with swings response to the coronavirus. What you know now that you didn't know six months ago about the best way to contain this virus, it spreads mooring clusters than influenza does ransom moves like a wave but this disease jumps from group of people to New Group of people and that wasn't clear six months ago and it makes, for example, contact race in becomes much for important with a cluster disease like. and. How has it reoriented your approach to containing the coronavirus in Sweden contact tracing is now gary important is done rigorously in all parts of the country falling off context testing them. So that has become more important now than it would have been doing flu season. So if you believe and sounds like you do firmly that the Swedish approaches largely working how come other countries have not adopted especially other. Nordic countries. The problem was much more in their counter does doctor and their politically Rita's will but I won't go into that. That's one thing I would say that it's far too early to compare countries to countries. Now, we're at the beginning of this. This would be going on for a long time and I think we should wait at least a year before we draw any conclusions or what which stranded you worked on, which did not looking back right now in September. Of Twenty twenty is there anything that Sweden should have done differently at the start of the pandemic, we should have been better protecting the old unafraid that was the main stale the strategy, but it didn't really work actually for number reasons and why not we weren't really prepared I would say but wasn't that kind of like one of the first headlines about the corona virus that it's you know people with co Morbidity, and the elderly who will be most affected. Yes but it takes some time to get all the equipment on the training under the don't do that from Monday to the next. So we were late I. Think they're what about? Swedes. What's been kind of the Swedish attitude about this approach to continue the coronavirus has anybody protested oh? Yes. Always I've been correct of people say that this is wrong but this is a democracy people out of their own news but maybe less than countries and we have not tell the US reaction at this against the constitution detraction hasn't been here at all. Johann Jessica is Swedish physician and Professor Karolinska Institute in Stockholm he's also an advisor to the WHO on the pandemic Dr Jessica. Thank you. Thank you very much. You don't need a reminder that the presidential election is just weeks away. The impact of Americans elect reaches far beyond the United States coming up what's at stake for global climate change in the US presidential.

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07:25 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on The Heat

"What do you make of this response? We are used to. So called independent observers dollars. Sizing Saudi Arabia no matter what it does win the original. Verdicts will issue that sentence is issued and they included the death sentence to five of the. Of the defendants. There was an uproar why why would you resort to death sentence and so forth when the sentence was commuted to twenty years of jail again we have. Different sets of criticisms. So widowed not run our legal system on the basis of trying to satisfy anybody or trying to get the endorsement of the support from from anybody whether it is Presenting or anybody else for that matter, we conduct our legal system on the basis of trying to pursue justice trying to. Conduct on affairs in an objective and independent banner right. But the accusation Yam Bassett's is that people at the highest levels in Saudi Arabia orchestrated this killing and that's not coming from independent observers that's coming from your allies from the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies who say that Prince. Mohammad. Bin Salman directly ordered Mr Control. Jesus assignation. I have not seen any such report that implicates the crown prince or anybody else for that matter. All of this is. John Tolkien speculation and. INNUENDO. Prince Mohammad bin Salman has. Of course stood up courageously and said the buck stops. and. Hit. I want stability since this thing happened under his watch and possibly that responsibility is to make sure that those who? Aren't involved in this process justice, and this is what happened and when you present people to justice, some people would be quizzed. Some people would be convicted again. That's exactly what happened. I WANNA tend not to the war in. Yemen Reuters. News. Agency reports that coalition forces fighting in Yemen intercepted and destroyed a drone which was reportedly fired at an airport in the south of the country What do you make of these developments in Yemen right now now? We have. Become used to these repeated attacks from the WHO is in total disregard for the possibility of causing civilian casualties. This is a bustling international airport in the south of Saudi Arabia and it has been subject to attacks by. Throws and buy equipment and weapons that are supplied to them by the team. we have been coding the. To task on that, we have been asking be international community to take the necessary measures to prevent that from happening. Got I we have been. Trying to take the appropriate action militarily guest is in Yemen and we will continue to do. So we will continue to defend our borders will continue to defend our cities apples. population will we will continue to support the legitimate government of Yemen. As. For the United Nations resolutions? Let's turn to relations with. Iran. Saudi Arabia has joined Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in a letter urging the United Nations to reimpose a renewed alms embargo against Iran. That was dismissed at the United Nations What next? Well. What's next is up to the international communities up to the F. Five plus one countries that wedding involved in the In the Jesse Peo- ain't and we hope that they would love abandoned the pursuit of efforts towards denying Iran. The Lug City and the opportunity to import weapons and to supply them to Lucy's Hezbollah and diminishes in Iraq. To. CNN forces, and so forth. This is responsible behaviour on the possibly on and. If the situation with regards to the few way and the Imbaba bobble doesn't change. Not, if the embargo is lifted, we can expect more of this. Out of into responsible behaviour. I think it is up to the Security Council to the. Hours of the JCP away to take appropriate action. We have been talking to many of them. They emphasizing the technicality of whether the state's come out. Cold for the snap back provision to be applied as it is uncle. Withdrawal from the JCP away but many of them. Supportive of the Saudi Arabia position and the Gulf position that Iran's behavior has been outrageous and that the behavior. And should not be tolerated right? You say runs behaviors outrageous and responsible but all sides agree that Iran was complete compliance with the JCP. At the time when the United States unilaterally decided to pull out of that agreement in fact violating the agreement unilaterally. I'm not sure that for compliance is accurate description for eras behavior but I'm not going to get involved in the discussion about the way. This is something that we not involved in. We would not consulted about it. We would not profit with anywhere she issues or the discussions. This is up to the parties to the JCP to. Explain, that positions on on that I'm talking about the fact that you're not has been supplying weapons. This has been confirmed by the United Nations has been confirmed by many of the countries that are party to the Jesse PA. I'm talking about Iran's. Conduct with regard to elect acts against oil facilities ankle in Saudi Arabia against the oil tankers in down in govender Gulf these are documented and supported events. That have nothing to do with whether Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. Now, that's something. That says the world what concerns me is, what attacks on has been conducting against Saudi Arabia. Who These Ambassador, thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. That was Saudi ambassador to the United Nations of data elmore speaking with me earlier. The heat is produced by CGT in America I executive uses tear at issue now senior producer. John Gilmore this episode was produced by vish no marriage Affari. What's get on ninety thanks for listening..

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WTOP

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WTOP

"General Assembly is a you tube page or people are avoiding going to the hospital because they're concerned about getting sick from covert nineteen there and it's matter in stroke and heart attack I don't know if allowed in hospital Dr Edward Puccio time is brain time is heart muscle which uses the danger of delaying diagnosis and treatment of some conditions far outweighs the risk of catching covert nineteen at the hospital you should have no concerns about coming to the emergency department and checking in being screened and being evaluated in your private emergency department room sticking WTOP news experts are pleased to see that there's a new type of coronavirus test reaching the market but some are also expressing expressing caution about its accuracy the first antigen test for the new coronavirus has been approved by the food and drug administration this Sophia to test from quite dell corporation looks for protein traces of the virus known as antigens from a nasal swab similar to screenings done for flu or strep throat the trade off is it's less accurate than genetic testing a former FDA official Scott Gottlieb says this test will miss about twenty percent of patients who actually have colluded nineteen but he and others agree the test will greatly expand screening capability needed to reopen businesses and schools they suggest though anyone with symptoms he tested negative undergo the more thorough genetic screening which takes hours to process Jackie Quinn Washington it's being called an accidental experiment Maryland and by officials are now studying air quality now the traffic is down more than fifty percent along I ninety five so far the Maryland department of environment says NASA satellite observations have found that levels of nitrogen dioxide thirty percent below average between DC and Boston well traffic dropped about two hundred thousand vehicles per day environmental officials say they'll use the information collected to inform decisions in the future with an eye toward more zero emission vehicles and increased telemarketing a teleworking make that Amazon is looking for a local distribution center to receive all the packages that you've ordered and deliver them to your door and a site developer in Gaithersburg tells the city to act fast or risk losing it on the one hand the ninety two million dollar proposal will create up to eight hundred fifty jobs on the other it fails to meet the city's mixed use goals or desire for higher paying work a source tells Bethesda beat the Amazon plan was initially okay because it mostly checked all the boxes but then matin companies the developer tweak the plans the city's planning director claims matin sent an email saying the site at two seventy near Montgomery village Avenue would involve one building and operate twenty four seven not what they were expecting he says the changes will be the focus of a public hearing with the mayor and city council last August plans for an Amazon warehouse were scrapped in prince George's county after a huge public outcry Hilary Howard WTOP news six fourteen now I wouldn't use a teacher at Bethesda school asked his first through third graders to take part in a virtual sing along he got quite the shock when one of the videos he got back was from the keyboardist of a legendary rock and roll band to begin when shown guys or the music teacher at.

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WTOP

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WTOP

"General Assembly including a proposed multi billion dollar education reform plan as well as the revenue bills to fund it Hogan cited economic challenges brought on by covert nineteen after months of coronavirus closures courts across Maryland are tentatively set to begin re opening June eighth although that date is not set in stone even if the courts do begin to re open them judicial leaders say it'll be well into the summer before jury trials resume a member of the military serving as one of the president's valets has tested positive for the corona virus White House says president trump and vice president pence cents in tests since tested negative for the virus and they are both still in good health there are more than one point two million reported cases of the virus across the U. S. now including more than fifty six thousand confirmed cases in DC Maryland and Virginia the justice department is dropping the case against president trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn the stunning reversal and it's drawing criticism from Democrats and criminal justice experts we go deeper now with Chuck Todd moderator of NBC's meet the press joining us live on Skype Chuck twice Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U. S. what exactly is going on here well this is what bill Barr has ruled here essentially is that he he basically says the premise with which the FBI I was going to interview F. B. F. land books that's essentially what bars arguing and obviously what you're saying is a lot of people are disagreeing in the professional ranks the justice department check it out here they were investigating what Russia was doing you're somebody that had known Russian ties it very much it's sort of probable cause if you will to borrow a phrase to to interview a minute just five interview and he pled guilty himself so it is you know I was thinking about this this morning it goes back to nobody seems to have learned a lesson from from to to block all of the original gymkhana call me send right going back to July sixteenth when when sort of he inserted himself any of these justice department officials or FBI directors that insert themselves in this situation all it does is because political distrust in the system any sensually what bill bars doing is continuing I think what call me ended up doing a separate set of angering career people and folks on you know on one side of the allies angry career people and folks on the other side is there a week recourse for critics here or is this gonna be the final evolution all this well bar seems to be on a systemic king you know sort of a systematic campaign here to sort of delegitimize the entire Muller investigation you are seeing there is a the trump administration filed a motion to springboard to try to prevent Congress from even getting a look at some of the unredacted material Muller reports so I think we're continuing to see it and obviously there are some skeptics who think bar is taking advantage of the pandemic essentially to jam some of the stuff there while people are paying attention this on the agenda for Sunday targets I'll be honest with you hard to see work that yeah I mean we got a big you you and I both know what's coming in about in about thirty minutes probably the worst that can jobs report in history this country right since we've been keeping those numbers so and this is a reminder in the grand scheme of things as much as this Michael Flynn stuff it's an important story as such we know what's happening with the pandemic is is is from center for I think most Americans good point thank you Jack appreciated Chuck Todd moderator of NBC's meet the press joining us on Skype it's seven fifty four now yeah I go presents.

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"general assembly" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"The General Assembly the bill was sponsored by house speaker Nicholas many yellow and Senate president Dominic ridge area who put out a joint statement Monday saying quote for us this bill was never about the merits of issues around the medical marijuana system in Rhode Island this legislation was only about separation of powers issues the bill now only repeals the so called legislative veto over marijuana regulations that lawmakers gave themselves last year governor Gina Raimondo told Eyewitness News that she believes the amended bill makes the lawsuit she filed against Matt ELO and Reggie real moot the problem that the legislature created last year which was a which was a violation of the constitution also I've I've I appreciate that they listen and I appreciate that it looks like they're gonna send me something I can sign the bill does not settle the issue of whether the new compassion centers will be able to grow so Rhode island's medical marijuana cultivator say they're still more to be done later to regulate the amended bill is scheduled for a vote in both the house and Senate judiciary committees tomorrow night and as rob Nesbitt from Eyewitness News tomorrow night that reference meaning to night standard times of new Bedford reports the diocese of fall river announced the suspension of another retired priest Reverend Herbert Nichols for an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor alleged to have happened about twenty years ago the diocese said that on Sunday in a press release the decision to suspend him was made based on information learn from a review of the personnel files of the diocesan priests according to the release the allegation which Nichols denies by the way is under investigation by the diocese according to the release is twenty minutes after six let's hit the highways again into the traffic.

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"general assembly" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"When the General Assembly convenes in January governor Ralph Northam has promised to move quickly with democratic leaders to pass measures such as universal background checks limits on the types and numbers of firearms that can be purchased in a red flag for allowing authorities to seize weapons from someone deemed a threat other several lessons in this goes on but I've read enough it serves its purpose several lessons in this that are very very important for the Democrat party today the Democrat party today the constitution means nothing especially the bill of rights why because the bill of rights were Mehmet's added later by the states to make sure the individual and the individual's life sized lifestyle property in person are protected from the state that is the federal government if you're Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Barack Obama Nancy Pelosi Sherman all arrest the designs on your liberty design should your mobility in order to advance their fantasies the central government with an iron fist must control individual free will look at history and look at the state said getting bluer blower more hearing come belongs to the state more of your freedom of movement is controlled by the state the choices about your own life they want to talk about lifestyle LGBT Q. let's talk about all of these things have to be controlled and diminished by the progressives in order for them to create you Toby on earth and those who stand in the way must be removed one way or another they must be pushed out of the way they're not about liberty they're not about the constitution they're not about civil liberties than about any of that stuff about power control when I say power and control it's not a party thing it's a them against the individual the state of Virginia now that they've elected these Democrats immediately what are they wanted to attacks civil liberties attack constitutional liberties they want to go after the individual as fast and as hard as they possibly can they learn from California they learn from New York New Jersey Illinois and so forth you move fast to control the levers of power to change the voting system to re districting can trade control it should we create a one party state that's a matter what you say you can talk about the people's house and the people there so the people that the most genocidal maniacal regimes in the face of the earth claim to be slaughtering the people in the name of the people claim to be impoverishing the people in the name of the people as I said on April fifteenth twenty nineteen the diabolical genius of Marxism socialism is that it provides the emotional and intellectual roadmap.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"General Assembly on Tuesday and warned that Iran must never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons and delivery systems for them he called on other nations to increase domestic front that is diplomatic pressure on Iran Iran's president Hassan Rouhani telling fox's Chris Wallace in an exclusive interview they might be willing to talk except for the president's rhetoric if there and often we seek to pursue higher goals going to benefit in both countries most people it must be planned and talks must be based on those plans. your to the ad we must create on mutual trust and trust is something that Mr trump to come away from this framework president Rouhani speaking through an interpreter on fox news special reports Texas is scheduled to execute a convicted killer late Wednesday Robert sparks convicted of stabbing his wife and two step sons to death in two thousand seven and then raping his wife two daughters he has a last ditch appeal before the Supreme Court sixty four years later a murder case that sparked the civil rights movement is still open the government still investigating the murder of Emmett till the fourteen year old was abducted and beaten to death hours after someone said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi in nineteen fifty five the investigation had been closed in two thousand seven but was re opened after a book published two years ago indicated the key witness mine the woman's husband Roy Bryant and his half brother J. W. Mylan were charged with murder but were acquitted by an all white jury they later confessed in a magazine interview but we're not we tried both have since died a justice department report issued.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The UN General Assembly about the dangers of uncontrolled migration today I have a message for those open border activist. control of themselves in the rhetoric of social justice. your policies are not chest. Alicia keys are cruel and evil he went on to say that open migration undermines human rights and dignity the president also defended top US border policies acting homeland security secretary Kevin mac lean and says the new policy of having migrants wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are heard is showing positive results I'm pleased to report the daily arrivals are down sixty four percent from our peak in may and total enforcement actions for central Americans arrive at the border have been reduced by over seventy percent. and by the way we are hearing today from mac lean and on the council of foreign relations he told them his department is added five thousand beds at the border to provide a more comfortable setting for those migrants president trump says United States is insisting on balance trade he defended the trade war with China during his speech earlier to the UN General Assembly saying China has been acting unfairly for far too long already as a result of these terrorists supply chains are relocating back to America and to other nations and millions of dollars are being paid. to our treasury he says what China has done with international trade use the word stealing is a grave economic injustice a damper on hopes of a new trade deal with Japan president trump meets one on one with your pension so Ave on Wednesday and it was thought that the meeting might be used to have the two leaders signed a new trade deal between the US and Japan there is now word that that may be delayed representatives of the two countries have been meeting this week one sticking point may be over Japan's request that Washington remove tariffs on Japanese cars Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz asked a judge a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was a victim of Jeffrey abstain sex ring Virginia Roberts accuses the noted attorney and others of sexually exploiting our Dershowitz is a tort tourney's yes he's an attorney you as an attorney tells The New York federal court that she waited too long to file and that he's denied her claims since two thousand fifteen Roberts allegations drew fresh attention after everything was charged in New York with sexually abusing dozens of girls he committed suicide last month in a Manhattan jail cell. three oh eight and let's see what is going on over Bloomberg business news with Tracy jockey it looks like wall street's rattled by what's going on politically most definitely Lori and what a change from this morning when no Wall Street seems a pretty optimistic about the China trade deal but to this afternoon we've had some major losses The Washington Post says house speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce a formal impeachment inquiry of president trump the Dow's down a hundred fifty six points nasdaq down a hundred thirteen S. and P. down twenty four points Best Buy Amazon one a piece of the three and a half trillion dollar healthcare business high and work out the quick meant another health gadgets will be a focus of best buy's.

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