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Saudi Activist Who Fought For Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court

Here & Now

01:01 min | 3 d ago

Saudi Activist Who Fought For Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court

"The trial of a leading women's rights activist and Saudi Arabia is being transferred to a special court for terrorism and national security crimes. MPR's Jackie Northam reports. Human rights groups say the move shows the Saudi government is trying to quash dissent in the kingdom. Lou Jane L has flu will lead the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia just weeks before the driving ban was lifted. In the spring of 2018 al hats. Lule and several other female activists were arrested. This is the first time she's been in court in more than a year. Her sister, Lena, L. Has, Lule says Lou Jane had been tortured in prison. Her parents were shocked by her appearance. They saw a very weak of tired, exhausted this, Jane They said that her body was shaking that tragic rebellion holder the papers off a flu disputes. Your sister is a terrorist, saying the Saudi government is just trying to silence female activists in the

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All-virtual G20 summit opens with Saudi Arabia as host

New Yorker Radio Hour

00:53 sec | Last week

All-virtual G20 summit opens with Saudi Arabia as host

"Tested positive President Trump, Meanwhile, adjoining leaders from some of the world's largest economies for this weekend's G 20 summit, Saudi Arabia hosting this year's event, But NPR's Jackie Northam reports it's being held virtually because of the covert crisis. The G 20 summit was to have been an opportunity for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to present himself as a world leader. But human rights groups are urging heads of state to boycott the virtual event. Sanjeev Berry was freedom forward, says the Saudi monarchy is trying to use the summit to gloss over its human rights record. And the reality The matter is there's there's no amount of international publicity that is going to help the Saudi monarchy dig itself out of the hole that it's put itself in. Saudi organizer's say there will be serious discussions about the covert pandemic, the environment and the global economy during the virtual summit. Jackie

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Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancee Sues Saudi Crown Prince Over Journalist's Killing

All Things Considered

01:59 min | Last month

Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancee Sues Saudi Crown Prince Over Journalist's Killing

"As Crown Prince and two dozen other Saudi nationals kidnapped, drugged and killed Kasogi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two years ago this month. This is the first civil lawsuit in the US regarding cash judges, killing NPR's Jackie Northam reports. The complaint filed in a U. S District court in Washington, alleges that Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing because he considered Jamal Cashew cheese worked to promote democracy in the Middle East on existential threat. It was filed by dawn, the democracy organization that could shock she started And by her teacher, Jenga is his fiancee. The suit names her Coke. She's widow. It says they were finalizing their civil marriage when he was killed. Jenga spoke by videoconference. Gemma's voice Wass too powerful to straightening and saw they decided they must silence him permanently, Attorney Keys, Harper told the video conference. The lawsuit has two goals. Accountability for cash Augie's murder and obtaining more information documents and recordings from the U. S and Saudi Arabia through Discovery. Harper says U. S courts have jurisdiction for the lawsuit because the trap for cash O G was set by officials at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D. C. He was informed repeatedly. That he could not obtain a certificate of marriage eligibility. He needed to confirm this civil marriage, miss changes in the US and would have to travel to Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and in this temple as we all know. The defendant abducted and murdered him. The Saudi Embassy did not respond to requests for comment by air time Thie Kingdom did convict eight nationals for cash Augie's murder in a closed trial. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Washington

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U.S. Seizes More Than 1 Million Barrels Of Iranian Petroleum From Tankers

All Things Considered

03:48 min | 3 months ago

U.S. Seizes More Than 1 Million Barrels Of Iranian Petroleum From Tankers

"The U. S. Has seized more than a 1,000,000 barrels of Iranian fuel aboard four tankers that we're heading to Venezuela. The Justice Department called it the largest ever seizure of fuel shipments from Iran and said it was because the tankers were in violation of sanctions. The move is part of the Trump administration's campaign of maximum pressure on Iran. NPR's Jackie Northam has been following the story and joins us now. Hi, Jackie. Hi, Sarah. So what can you tell us about what happened with these ships? Right where the seizure of these for Greek own ships happened earlier this week, and the Justice Department says the order to seize and confiscate the cargo was issued by a U. S District court and that the US along with the assistance of foreign Partners confiscated the cargo on board and this was done by a ship to ship transfer of the fuel. You know, it's a little uncertain what type of fuel there talking about. It could be bunker fuel, which is used for heavy machinery, and I like Or just plain old gasoline. Either way, it was bound for Venezuela, and now it's believed to be bound for the U. S. And the Justice Department says the proceeds from its sale will go toward the fund for victims of state sponsored terrorism. And where those four tankers now are. They also on their way to the U. S. Well, it's unclear right now. The four tankers turned off their location. Transponder is more than three months ago, so we don't know where they are. At the moment. If the U. S has the ships they could be brought back here to the U. S and sold at auction. They could have been handed back to the Greek shipowner. We don't know. I talked to a couple of analyst today, including shipping analysts, and this action is really just seen as part of a broader effort by the Trump administration to put pressure on Iran by going after shipping companies. That are carrying Iranian fuel or oil, or even the insurance companies that they use and threatening to sanction them. If they deal with the Iranians, you know. For the past few years, the administration has been heavily sanctioning Iranian in Venezuelan, for that matter, companies and individuals and this is just a different route to apply pressure on the regime. And what is Iran's saying about this? Well. Iran's ambassador to Venezuela rejected the US justification for this seizure and confiscation as fake news, and he called it another lie and psychological warfare by US propaganda machine and said that the tanker's have nothing to do with Iran. The fact is, Iran really needs the money from its oil sales. They've been hit very hard by the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign, which will sanction any country dealing with Iran. So any sales that it makes have to be kept quiet. And you know, even though this is a seizure of just over a 1,000,000 barrels, it's a shot by the US directly towards Tehran. And we're hearing about the seizure. Just today. After the U. S. Announced it had brokered an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. They're going to establish full diplomatic relations. That new friendship is seen as being driven by their mutual dislike for Iran. So Iran maybe feeling more isolated. Now, Jackie is Iran expected to retaliate for the seizure of its ships. Battleground, has vowed to resist US attempts to isolated and could certainly see these events as a really challenge and feel it may need to stand up for itself using whatever is available for them to respond. You know it might try to seize vessels of its own if you be called just over a year ago, Iran seized a British oil tanker and it's 23 crew members in the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for British forces detaining on Iranian tanker in Gibraltar also last year, is believed Iran was using Mine's to attack ships in the Persian Gulf and you know, the U. S says already In the last few days, Iranian forces boarded a ship trying to take the petroleum on board but wasn't successful.

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KCRW

03:33 min | 4 months ago

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"Is harassment by U. S Customs and Border agents. Here's NPR's Jackie Northam In April 2018. Tianna Spears joined the State Department, It held the promise of a fulfilling life ahead of her. I was super excited to start I had dreams of being a diplomat and living in several places in Latin America, Spearsfirst posting with the U. S consulate in Ciudad Juarez. Just over the border from El Paso, Texas, the young African American consular officer would often cross into the U. S to shop were meet friends, she says she was regularly pulled over by U. S Customs and Border Protection officers for secondary inspection. She would show them our diplomatic passport. Another official forms of identification. I was asked if I stole my car. One time I was even accused of having counterfeit documents as in my diplomatic passport. I was regularly questioned on and if I truly worked at the consulate and see what is Spears, then 26 years old says she was pulled over more than 20 times during the six months she worked in Juarez. And at the harassment escalated. One time I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes. When I spoke to him, I was told I needed to look down at the ground. They they wanted to make me feel small. CBP dispute Spears allegations, saying video footage contradict some of her claims. In a statement, the agency says she was pulled over only 12 times, and it was because inconsistencies with her address triggered an automatic second check. Spears stands by her story that she was harassed and intimidated because she's black. She took her concerns to her superiors at the consulate and I was just met with pure denial and gas sliding about how this wasn't racism. This wasn't discrimination. Essentially, you know, it was downplayed and brushed under the rug. Spears was transferred to Mexico City, but the experience stayed with her. She was diagnosed with depression and post traumatic stress disorder. She left the State Department last October, less than two years after she joined in May of this year, shortly after the death of George Floyd Spears wrote about her experiences on her blawg. When I read that I was just beside myself for a couple of hours thinking I cannot believe that crap like that is still happening. Charles Ray was a long time Foreign service officer. Who served his ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe. Ray also says he was hassled at U. S borders, and he says he just had to suck it up. I mean, no one's going to stick their head above their desk and make an issue of it. If they value their job if they feel that the senior leadership doesn't care, And frankly, my personal opinion is that the senior leadership really does not care. A spokesperson tells NPR that the State Department is taking spears allegations seriously. And that it's in talks with the CBP to improve the experience of diplomats at U. S borders. But Alonzo Fulgham, a former senior official with the U. S Agency for International Development, says progress is slow. He mentors, young black foreign service officers and hope Spears. Blawg will help force change. I do think there's hope with these young people because they're much more informed. They'd blawg and they talk to each other in their impatient. I think that's that's going to be helpful to getting more people to speak up filled. Um, said he wished that was the case. When.

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Will TikTok Be Banned In The USA? It May Depend On Who Owns It

Morning Edition

03:49 min | 4 months ago

Will TikTok Be Banned In The USA? It May Depend On Who Owns It

"It's the shiny new thing in social media, and it's super popular with Generation Z. But the clock may be running out on Tic tac. See what I did there because the Trump administration claims it could be used for espionage. NPR's Jackie Northam explains. When you scroll through the TIC tac cap, There's a constant stream of lively music videos featuring teenagers and twentysomethings and lots of cute little dogs and sunglasses performing for the camera. But they're going to be some pretty unhappy young people here in the U. S. If the Trump administration gets its way. In an interview, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the U. S may ban the Chinese own TIC TAC because it views it as a national security risk, whether it's tic tac or any of the other Chinese communications platforms, APS Infrastructure that this administration taken seriously the requirement to protect the American people from having their information end up in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. Tic Tac has been just really an uplifting thing for families. This is a company and an app that is meant for creativity and to enjoy that's Michael Beckerman, a vice president and head of public policy at TIC Tac US. He denies the Trump administration's charges and says there's no intelligence to be gleaned from the AP. Vic talk, like other social media platforms collects data on its users. But Beckerman says, Tick tock never has, nor will share that data with Beijing. We have very strong access controls to data our servers as I mentioned her in Virginia and the decisions on content and everything else or air made at the U. S level by our U. S leadership. The considerable Beijing Stealing data has been building for about five years. Ever since a cybersecurity attack on the office of Personnel Management when sensitive information of more than 20 million U. S citizens was stolen, Paltry Olo, who focuses on the intersection of politics and technology at the Eurasia Group. Scissor have been a number of similar incidents since Trio says the concern grew when China introduced a new national security law a couple years ago. And that law basically just says that companies individuals have to cooperate with the Chinese government when it comes to intelligence matters. It's very vague, though it doesn't say a social media company has to turn over all stated to the Chinese. Government, the Trump administration's effort to ban any Chinese equipment that could be used to steal sensitive data, trade secrets or intellectual property is picking up speed. That even includes thousands of surveillance cameras set up in government buildings and military facilities. Most of them are made by Chinese companies or have Chinese components. All those cameras have to be removed by August 13th. Hitting the deadline is absolutely going to be tricky. I mean, it's just it's like it's less than a month away. Catherine Gronberg is with Force Coat Technologies, a California based cyber security company. She says. It'll be difficult to replace the cameras. You know, the fact is, is that these markets are dominated in some cases by Chinese products, and in fact, we don't have alternatives that are either made by us or in the U. S. Or U. S Ally, Eurasia Group's trio, Lo says the movement against TIC TAC and other Chinese platforms and tech companies. Comes at a particularly turbulent time in U. S China relations exacerbated by the trade dispute and the Corona virus pandemic. It's a much, much broader problem that between the US and China that the tech companies are being dragged into You know, there's there's no trust basically, and the administration warns more Chinese made equipment or APS are in its crosshairs. Jackie Northam. NPR news

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90.3 KAZU

01:42 min | 5 months ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"The oil spill Jackie Northam NPR news and you're listening to All Things Considered good afternoon it's All Things Considered on ninety point three K. U. C. U. streaming online A. K. E. C. U. dot org the time three eighteen I'm Lisa the dean and now this update on the corona virus impact to the Monterey Bay area cases of covert nineteen have officially surpassed one thousand in Monterey county the health department is currently reporting one thousand fifteen confirmed cases the county says this is an increase of twenty cases over a twenty four hour period to tell it he's have reached twelve eighty seven residents have required hospitalization and five hundred ninety eight have recovered according to the health department local labs have conducted over fifteen thousand tests support for K. easy you comes from casa of Monterey county seeking community volunteers to advocate for children in foster care online training begins in July info session registration is available on the events calendar at casa of Monterey dot org and Salinas valley memorial healthcare system offering a variety of resources and information about corona virus covert nineteen available online now at S. B. M. H. dot com slash corona virus weather forecast sunny.

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01:39 min | 7 months ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KCRW

"The Gulf coast Jackie Northam NPR news this is NPR news on this Monday you are listening to KCRW support comes from crane country day school where second graders can explore the immigration stories of families from eighteen different cultures fourth graders can experience the rush of California history by panning for gold and seventh graders can develop an independent study project ranging from shaping a surfboard to investigating planetary motion with the support of an expert mentor matches Tuesday green school grades kindergarten through eighth we're rigor meets joy the British government is not ready to ease it's coated nineteen restrictions but leaders there are watching and learning from other countries coming up we'll hear more about the international debate going on over how and when to re open economies support for KCRW comes from the David Barnett foundation committed to ensuring KCRW remains a vibrant cultural resource for southern California and beyond no matter the news of the day T. C. R. W. it's there for you.

Grim Models Project High U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll

Morning Edition

02:19 min | 8 months ago

Grim Models Project High U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll

"The United States is now receiving fresh shipments of medical supplies supplies brought from China even as the United States criticizes China's performance NPR's Jackie Northam reports on Sunday a commercial airliner from Shanghai touchdown at new York's Kennedy airport it was the first of about two dozen such flights expected over the next month president trump sounded pleased about the eighty tons of medical supplies on board one point eight million face masks and gowns ten point three million gloves and many other things millions and millions of different items and all of them made in China trump didn't display even a hint of the rain core that has bubbled up between Beijing and Washington since the outbreak of the corona virus Beijing is accused the US of bringing it to China and secretary of state Mike Pompeo has repeatedly denounced China for its handling of what he called the Wuhan virus now the US urgently needs medical supplies it's a bit ironic how desperate we are for this equipment right now Chad Bown is an international trade specialist at the Peterson institute in Washington he says the corona virus is now waning in China and they may have a lot of those supplies left over to exports to the rest of the world including the United States to countries that really really need it even in a normal year the U. S. is almost entirely dependent on China for its medical supplies according to Gustav endo he tracks international health care systems for IHS Markit what's very clear is that China is the largest exporter of of medical supplies in the world so there's an absolute need for their products when you're faced with a situation like this like clean with the center for strategic and International Studies says the issues between China and the US are complicated and long standing but China shipping medical equipment to the United States is a reminder that we still live in a globalized world and that unilateralism is not gonna be a solution to a crisis as large as the covert nineteen pandemic and trump has taken to making more pleasant remarks about president she's in pain and instead of Wuhan virus pump pale now refers to it as covert

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State Department Halts Routine Visa Services Worldwide

Forum

00:35 sec | 9 months ago

State Department Halts Routine Visa Services Worldwide

"The state department says it is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U. S. embassies and consulates now because of the corona virus and peers Jackie Northam says the move comes as the government is urging US citizens overseas to return home or prepare to shelter in place state department had already suspended routine visa services in some countries such as South Korea there were battling a severe outbreak of the corona virus now that suspension applies worldwide although the state department says if resources allow embassies and consulates will continue to provide urgent and emergency visa

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Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc On The Global Shipping Industry

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:43 min | 9 months ago

Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc On The Global Shipping Industry

"San Francisco is of course home to a very busy port. The vessels that travel in and out of there being hit hard the corona virus is wreaking havoc on the entire global shipping industry. And this is all coming on. The back of a protracted trade war with China Amperes. Jackie Northam reports an bright blue crane clamps onto a shipping container sitting on a flatbed truck effortlessly picks it up sore sixty feet in the air and stacks it on top of five other containers. Toast the new crane-operator he's very slow. Visually it swam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Joe Harris a spokesman for the Port Virginia in Norfolk says the cranes are part of a new eight hundred million dollar expansion here. The third busiest port on the east coast. There's a lot of moving parts here so many pieces to it. There there are no incidental moves. Everything is planned. It's truly like a like a watch but the corona virus has upended the precision planning here and at other ports throughout the US and around the world the global supply chain was interrupted when Beijing imposed travel restrictions China Manufacturing slowed. The docks were quiet. Chinese exports ground to a halt as a result. Cargo ships are being idled in dozens of sailings have been cancelled says John Reinhardt. The CEO of the Port of Virginia. There've been over one hundred twenty ships that we're gonNA come to the United States. That have been blanked. So that means they're not sailing for the periods of late. February march and April. You could be talking anywhere from fifteen to thirty percent of the freight that normally flows in and out of this country will not be happening. This slowdown is affecting shipping. Companies Large and small worldwide Maersk. The world's biggest container ship operator warned its earnings would be lower basil. Karadzic's CEO of new york-based Crisis Marine advisers says. The past decade has not been good for shipowners. The demand has been growing at a slower rate than at dawn inch supply. So they're all the shipowners right now. Do not have much money to spare. Disruption is having a severe knock on effect for other parts of the shipping industry says Western Lebar. Ceo of the Harbour Trucking Association in Long Beach California. It's a bad time for everybody. There were three hundred teamster drivers that were laid off just last week because of the inability to have enough rate for them to move. We've seen employee. Drivers take a voluntary reduction hours for some of our companies as much as twenty five to fifty percent of ours well over half of Chinese exports to the US are unloaded in California and the Port of Los Angeles. Long Beach is the busiest complex in the country. Labar says one in every five jobs in Long Beach is directly or indirectly related to the port. Andy says businesses are down sixty to seventy percent since the beginning of February. But Lebar says there is a flicker of hope. The Corona virus is starting to ease up in China. We're hearing many of our customers. That manufacturing is starting to pick back up in China that the ports in China especially the main large port. Shanghai is now getting back to full operations and the hope is that in a week or two maybe we can start to dig ourselves out of this and get back to full operations but Labar says there is a challenge ahead to consider whether the corona virus spreading across the US will affect port operations here as it did in China. Jackie Northam NPR news.

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Concern Grows For Loujain Al-Hathloul, Jailed Saudi Women's Driving Activist

NPR's World Story of the Day

05:08 min | 1 year ago

Concern Grows For Loujain Al-Hathloul, Jailed Saudi Women's Driving Activist

"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from the UPS store, offering services from shredding to printing to mailbox ING and instead of closing this holiday. The UPS store is doing another ING altogether. Opening the UPS store every ING for small business. And of course, shipping now to growing worry about women activists in jail in Saudi Arabia, one of the most prominent the woman who led the fight to lift the female driving, then in the kingdom is one of them the band's gone, but she's still in prison and relatives say she's been tortured. NPR's Jackie Northam has the story in twenty four teen Eugene L hussle got behind the wheel and drove from the United Arab Emirates into Saudi Arabia. A video showed her wearing sunglasses a head scarf in a huge smile on her face. It was considered a breeze and act and the ultra conservative kingdom in landed. Hus- in jail for a couple of months, but she continued to battle for the right to drive. Then last may just weeks before the ban against female drivers was going to be lifted. Husk Lule was arrested again, along with other women activists, I think that Saudi Arabia has felt threatened by the activists and their positions. And I think they're trying to teach them a lesson Rupa Jamal has been a friend of Liu Jane hustles since they were both at the university of British Columbia Jamal is part of a Vancouver. Based activist group called friends of Lou, Jane, I felt compelled to joined crunch Zulu. Jane, simply as someone who has watched her over the years, grow in her activism and someone who took a huge risk to advance woman's rights center country, and now is facing the most heinous injustices Jamal believes house Lule was arrested because crown prince Mohammad bin Salman did not want. Anyone else getting credit for lifting the driving ban? She was outraged. When vo? Magazine hyped. The changes in the kingdom with the cover of a Saudi Princess behind the wheel of a convertible, the friends of Lujan group parody that image with a photo of a woman driver wearing a free. Lou Jane shirt net photo was then published in teen. Vogue house lose situation. Got even more attention after journalists Jamal kashogi was killed at a Saudi consulate in his stem bull. There was suddenly a lot of worldwide to tension. Not just to show his case, but also Saudi Arabia's humans rights records. So a lot of people were selling talking about the detained activists in November Amnesty, International and human rights. Watch issued reports about mistreatment of the female activists in prison, Adam Koogle with Human Rights Watch says the allegations were firmed up by us little sister, a Leah who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times. She revealed that Jane had told her parents that she had suffered brutal, torture, including beatings, waterboarding whippings as. Well as electric shocks her. Parents noticed that she was trembling, and she couldn't sit or stand properly on a recent visit to Washington, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs auto algebra says a thirties are looking into allegations of mistreatment, but he defends the women's incarceration saying, they're a threat to national security there were attempts to recruit in individuals incense to physicians and to take sensitive information and pass it on the hostile entities outside Saudi Arabia. So there's more to it than meets the eye. You bear said evidence would come up had a trial but ten months after their arrest. The women haven't even been charged and there's growing pressure on Saudi Arabia to release them, including editorials and major publications last month. An impassioned Twitter thread about us Lule and her husband a comic went viral is author was Kirk Redel a writer and producer in Los Angeles. Where he met the couple a few years ago without. Trying to own a room. They owned the room in the most lovely gracious likable way who down says couple were excited about creative projects they were going to work on. But that's over. Now that house Lula's was in prison and her husband is keeping quiet. They were not advocating for overthrow they've loved their country. They just wanted to be able to live in it. A little more equally Redel since he was stunned and gratified his tweet captured worldwide attention, including celebrities and politicians, but he says more needs to be done to ensure hus- Lule and the others are released from Saudi prison. Jackie Northam, NPR news. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.

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U.S. announces sanctions against 17 Saudis over Khashoggi's death

Fresh Air

01:01 min | 2 years ago

U.S. announces sanctions against 17 Saudis over Khashoggi's death

"Saudi prosecutors announced they'll seek the death penalty for five people yet to be identified that it says are responsible for Jamal Khashoggi. Steph. Among those sanctioned by the US are sowed L Kettani, a Royal court adviser and communications director for crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman and Mohammed ELO Taibbi. He was consul general, and is Dan Bulwer kashogi was killed on October. Second. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia wrapped up its investigation of the killing the top prosecutor says a former deputy intelligence chief plotted the operation to kill the Saudi journalist dispatching a team of fifteen men to Istanbul. The invest. Gatien found. No senior member of the Saudi Royal court was involved in kashogi staff, something Turkish officials dispute. Jackie Northam, NPR news, Washington. A group of seven women in New Hampshire is suing Dartmouth College for allegedly shielding predatory professors a criminal

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U.S. Sanctions On Iran Could Impact How Trump Responds To Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

NPR's World Story of the Day

04:25 min | 2 years ago

U.S. Sanctions On Iran Could Impact How Trump Responds To Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the fresh market, offering prepared sides desserts in ready to heat meals for your thanksgiving celebration, plus fresh Turkey spiral sliced Honey ham and more details in recipes available at the fresh market dot com. More than a million barrels a day of crude oil have been taken off the global market. Thanks to the Trump administration's decision to sanction Iranian oil exports. The White House is looking to Saudi Arabia to help replace that lost oil, which means it's relying on the Saudis just as their countries implicated in an international scandal. NPR's Jackie northern reports. The US sanctions are intended to take a Ronnie and oil exports off the global market. The administration is even warning that countries that import Iranian oil could face stiff penalties that's causing concern about where they will get their crude in the future. Jeff shot is with the Peterson institute for international economics. And so as the United States official. Went around the world. Are you doing that countries should stop buying wealth from Iran, they had to as part of their argument ensure those countries that there wouldn't be an oil shock, and that prices would go up in those countries who would be disadvantaged in an effort to prevent an oil shock? The Trump administration is allowing several countries to continue buying oil from Iran for at least the next six months, and it's continuing to pressure other oil producing countries to make up the shortfall. And that's where Saudi Arabia comes in Saudi is the main country that uses looked words because only Saudi has significant spare capacity cliff Cup chin is the chairman of Eurasia group, a political risk consultancy company. He says Saudi Arabia is the only country that can easily ramp-up oil production. Adding an extra half a million barrels a day in short order more over the long term the administration felt confident Saudi crude could help avoid a disruption in the global oil. Market after the Iranian sanctions took hold. But that was before the death of journalist Jamal kashogi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul Cup shin says now, the Trump administration is under enormous pressure to penalize the Saudi government for its role in kashogi staff league Shoji incident makes the Joe politics of this episode more complicated. The issue we're gonna see unfolding is sending an appropriate message that this is unacceptable without being so harsh as to Venezuela to the point where they say tack with us we're cutting production. That's the tight rope that were walking here. President Trump has threatened the Saudi government with severe punishment. If it's leaders order could show. Jeez. Death raising the specter of retaliation Saudi Arabia has used oil as a weapon before during the nineteen seventies oil embargo, but Rachel MBA. An adjunct fellow at the center for a new. American security says the Saudi government supports the Trump administration's tough stand on Iran and could use the bump and revenues from increased production. My view is that the Saudis are unlikely to use that oil weapon because their focus is so much on being a stable provider of fuel to the global economy. Now, they might provide it in smaller volumes or more delayed on they do it in less coordination with the United States. Either way. The Peterson institute shot says, he's not sure it's a good idea for the US to rely too much on Saudi Arabia's spare production capacity to make up for the Iran shortfall. He says right now supply and demand are balanced. But what happens if there is another emergency that takes significant amount of oil off the market, then we could have a different situation and a sharp spike in oil prices. So even savvy oil can't guarantee that prices. Won't rise. Jackie Northam, NPR news. Support for NPR and the following message come from Cirque du so lay crystal a frozen playground of world-class ice skating and stunning acrobatics. See it live at Capital One arena from December fifth and ninth. Tickets available now at Cirque du so lay dot com.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Giving automatic birthright citizenship to every child born to an illegal alien, even if they bid on our soil for a mere matter of seconds, President Trump also referred to the Democratic Party as the party of. Open borders, socialism and crime for NPR news. I'm Rebecca Smith in Columbia, Missouri later today, the president travels to West Virginia for GOP rally in Huntington afterwards, he'll head to Indiana for Republican event at a high school in Indianapolis. He'll be joined there by vice president Pence Indiana's former governor, the president is planning to continue campaigning for Republican candidates in a number of states leading up to next Tuesday's midterm elections. Economists are expecting to see evidence of stronger hiring in the US when the latest employment numbers are released this morning by the Labor Department NPR's, John it's d- says the October jobs numbers are likely to show the nations unemployment rate remains at a forty nine year, low surveys of economists are forecasting that around two hundred thousand jobs were added in October. That's well above the one hundred thirty four thousand added in September September's numbers appear to have been dampened by the effects of hurricane Florence. Of course. Hurricane Michael may have depressed employment in October to the unemployment rate is expected to remain at three point seven percent. Its lowest level in almost half a century. Wage growth will be scrutinized to a relatively modest two tenths of a percent increase in wages could put twelve month wage growth over three percent, its fastest pace since two thousand nine John. It's the NPR news Washington. The Florida man accused of sending pipebombs two prominent Democrats and some critics of President Trump is due in court today in Miami. Prosecutors want fifty six year old Caesar say ought to remain behind bars until he stands trial defense attorneys are expected to ask that say out be released on bail. He could receive nearly fifty years in prison if convicted on federal charges, the FBI says the Obamas and the Clintons were among say okes targets each package was intercepted. This is NPR news from Washington. The Trump administration is asking Turkish authorities to transfer the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal kashogi to his family as soon as possible as NPR's Jackie Northam reports. The investigation continues into kashogi slang at the Saudi consulate and is Stemple one month ago. State Department spokesman Robert palladino says the remains of jamarcus show g should be returned to his family. So he can be allotted a proper burial palladino says US will continue to work towards ascertaining all facts involved in his murder. We're going to hold accountable. Not only those who executed the murder. But also those who lead were involved, and we're connected to it. Palladino statement followed a renew call by Turkey's Justice minister for Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the investigation. Saudi Arabia has arrested eighteen suspects believed to be involved in kashogi Steph. Jackie Northam, NPR news, Washington. Tennessee has carried out its first electric chair execution of a death row inmate in eleven years at men's Gorski was put to death last night at a maximum security prison in Nashville he was serving time for killing two people in nineteen Eighty-four and what prosecutors described as a botched drug deal Sikorsky opted for the electric chair over the state's lethal injection procedure saying he believed it would be quicker and less painful stocks in Asia ended the day higher following yesterday's gains. On Wall Street. The Dow added two hundred sixty five points or a little more than one percent. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Melville charitable trust driven by one goal ending homelessness for good. Learn more online at melvilletrust dot ORG and on Twitter at melvilletrust and Americans for the arts and Americans for the arts dot org..

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03:50 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To every child born to an illegal alien, even if they been on our soil for a mere matter of seconds. President Trump also referred to. The Democratic Party as the party of open borders, socialism and crime for NPR news. I'm Rebecca Smith in Columbia, Missouri later today, the president travels to West Virginia for GOP rally and Huntington afterwards he'll head to Indiana for a Republican event at a high school in Indianapolis. He'll be joined there by vice president Pence Indiana's former governor, the president is planning to continue campaigning for Republican candidates in a number of states leading up to next Tuesday's midterm elections. Economists are expecting to see evidence of stronger hiring in the US when the latest employment numbers are released this morning by the Labor Department NPR's, John it's d- says the jobs numbers are likely to show the nations unemployment rate remains at a forty nine year, low surveys, of communists, are forecasting that around two hundred thousand jobs were added in October. That's well above the one hundred thirty four thousand added in September September's numbers appear to have been dampened by the. Effects of hurricane Florence. Of course, hurricane Michael may have depressed employment in October to the unemployment rate is expected to remain at three point seven percent. Its lowest level in almost half a century. Wage growth will be scrutinized to a relatively modest two tenths of a percent increase in wages could put twelve month wage growth over three percent, its fastest pace since two thousand nine John. It's the NPR news Washington. The Florida man accused of sending pipebombs two prominent Democrats and some critics of President Trump is due in court today in Miami. Prosecutors want Fifty-six-year-old Caesar CEO to remain behind bars until he stands trial defense attorneys are expected to ask that say out be released on bail. He could receive nearly fifty years in prison if convicted on federal charges, the FBI says the Obamas and the Clintons were among SOX targets. He package was intercepted. This is NPR news. News from Washington. The Trump administration is asking Turkish authorities to transfer the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal kashogi to his family as soon as possible as NPR's. Jackie Northam reports. The investigation continues into Kashoggi's slang at the Saudi consulate an Istanbul one month ago State Department spokesman Robert palladino says remains of Jamaica Shoghi should be returned to his family. So he can be allotted a proper burial palladino says US will continue to work towards ascertaining all facts involved in his murder. We're going to hold accountable not only those who executed the murder, but also those who lead or involves. And we're connected to it. Palladino statement followed a renew call by Turkey's Justice minister for Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the investigation. Saudi Arabia has arrested eighteen suspects believed to be involved in kashogi. Steph. Jackie Northam, NPR news washing. Tennessee has carried out its first electric chair execution of a death row inmate in eleven years Edmonds, a Gorski was put to death last night at a maximum security prison in Nashville he was serving time for killing two people in nineteen Eighty-four and what prosecutors described as a botched drug deal Sikorsky opted for the electric chair over the state's lethal injection procedure saying he believed it would be quicker and less painful stocks in Asia ended the day higher following yesterday's gains. On Wall Street. The Dow added two hundred sixty five points or a little more than one percent. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington..

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06:11 min | 2 years ago

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"This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro. And Mary Louise Kelley secretary of state Mike Pompeo is in Riyadh. He is meeting with Saudi Arabia's leaders about the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal kashogi kashogi talk to NPR earlier this year, he told my colleague Jackie Northam that he was no fan of the direction crown prince Mohammad bin Salman was taking Saudi Arabia. He has no interest in political reform. He think he can do it alone. And he doesn't really any counter opinion, or anyone to share those changes in Saudi Arabia with him chilling words to hear now from that interview with our international affairs. Correspondent Jackie Northam. And Jackie is with me now to talk more about the crown prince, and whether he's a reformer or not. Hey, jackie. Hi, mary. Louise, so early on a lot of people thought that he was headed down the path toward reforming and one of the big things that was cited was his decision to allow finally Saudi women to drive people. I thought that looked promising and there were other moves in a similar vein. Right. Yeah. That's right. It was just over a year ago in Saudi Arabia now through allow women to drive again. And that band was seen as a clear sign of repression in the kingdom. He also allowed women to go to work again. And he opened movie theaters after about a thirty year ban on that too. And all of this happened very quickly at the same time, his faces name, we're all over TV and magazines. So we seen as very dynamic compared to the rest of the older Saudi leaders who are known for making their decisions. Very slowly. He also has tried to open up the economy making Saudi Arabia less dependent on oil. Yes. That's right. Yeah. And that's not going very well at all. And here's where we really start to see the repressive side of the crown prince he wanted to make fundamental changes to the economy and quickly. And as part of that he wanted to fight corruption is a way to bring in foreign investment. But it was the way that he did it that's become emblematic of how he operates instead of using. Laws and court. He rounded up more than two hundred Saudi businessmen, and princes and government ministers. And he held them at the Ritz Carlton hotel for more than three months until he paid hundreds of millions of dollars to get out. Now, most people would say that's probably not a good way to attract foreign investment. In fact, it probably do just the opposite, which appears to have done. I'm thinking also of some of his recent moves on the international stage at the war in Yemen were Saudi Arabia has carried out a largely indiscriminate bombing campaign. And then there was the situation with the prime minister of Lebanon. Remind us what minister Saad Hariri? He was visiting in Saudi Arabia, and he was detained by the crown prince. So think about it detaining a sitting prime minister while he's visiting your country. I'm that's how built him a reputation for being reckless in a bully and many of the analysts that I've talked to over the past few months thinks this is because he just doesn't think through or recognize reprecussions of what he's doing. I'm an perhaps he doesn't have a great worldview. So he named he didn't travel abroad very much. Unlike most other Saudi elites, and so perhaps he doesn't have a keen sense of geopolitics. May I circle back to that tape? If your interview with Jamal kashogi where he said, he doesn't think the crown prince really wants an encounter opinion is the consensus that recent events might be proving that remark prophetic while in fact, actually over the many months now, he's rounded up religious figures, economists activists, including those who work to get the female driving ban overturned, and he doesn't tolerate criticism as you say in that included from Jamal kashogi. He saw the handwriting on the wall. He had to leave the country because of that and how the Arabia to come here. Yeah. He had to leave Saudi Arabia come here. And you know, given what's happened is suspected murder. We'll have to wait and see whether the crown prince's repressive tendencies are even worse than what people were fearing. Thank you. Jackie. Thanks mary. Louise NPR's Jackie Northam Saudi Crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman has developed a close. Relationship with Jared Kushner, President Trump's close advisor and son-in-law during Kushner's time at the White House that relationship now faces more scrutiny after Jamal Kashoggi's disappearance NPR White House reporter Aisha roscoe's here to tell us more about Kushner's role in shaping US foreign policy, including towards Saudi Arabia hacia. Hello. So what can you tell us about Jared Kushner's relationship with Mohammed bin Salman, we know that they've had at least five meetings in person since Trump took office the first meeting at the White House was in March twenty seventeen and they seem to have hit it off. They're both in their thirties and their obvious obviously in both both in very powerful positions. It was Kushner who reportedly convinced Trump to go to Saudi Saudi Arabia as his first foreign trip. That's unheard of presidents, usually go to Canada or Mexico. I and Kushner he doesn't talk much in public. But in a speech to celebrate the opening of the us embassy in Jerusalem this year, he. Name check Saudi Arabia as one of the countries in the Middle East that is looking for reform from Israel to Jordan to Egypt to Saudi Arabia and beyond many leaders are fighting to modernize their countries and create better lives for their people. So this was a relationship that he really cultivated. And he promoted this idea that the Saudis were moving forward in a positive way, Jared Kushner has a big portfolio at the White House. How did he come to be the point person for Saudi Arabia's specifically for the Trump administration? It's a bit surprising because he doesn't have much foreign policy experience. He was in real estate before this. But President Trump when he came to the White House. He didn't have this wide this large pool of diplomats on his team. And during the campaign, he really relied on Kushner and that continued as president. And so a big part of Kushner's portfolio is Middle East. Peace peace in the Middle East coming out coming up with this deal in Saudi Arabia. Could play a big role in that US ambassador to the UN. Nikki Haley was in the Oval Office recently as she talked about Kushner's role in working on that peace plan and other trade deals. I can't say enough good things.

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04:14 min | 2 years ago

U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters

"Live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary of state mike pompeo heads to north korea today in an effort to set a timetable for that country's denuclearization as npr's jackie northam reports his trip comes amid increasing doubt about north korea's willingness to abandon its nuclear weapons program this is palm pao's first visit to north korea since president trump met with kim jong un in singapore in mid june pompeo is due to spend a day and a half in the capital pyongyang to try and reach an agreement about denuclearizing north korea there were no details about how or when the country would dismantle its nuclear program in a joint statement following the singapore summit the white house says the us is making progress in talks with north korea but there have been reports that the country has been expanding building used to make fuel for missiles racing questions about north korea's willingness to denuclearize jackie from npr news washington president trump flies to montana today for a campaign rally he's backing a republican state auditor who's hoping to rest us senate seen away from democratic incumbent npr's amy held has more trump arrives in great falls today for a make america great again rally he's campaigning for the republican senate nominee state auditor matt rosendahl who's running against incumbent jon tester a democrat president trump won montana by twenty points in the presidential election still the cook political report predicts the senate seat up for grabs in november is likely to remain in democrat control npr's amy held british officials say to people have been poisoned by the same nerve agent that sickened former russian double agent sergei scream and his daughter this year britain blamed that poisoning on russia the newly sickened couple are hospitalized in critical condition it's not known how they were poisoned with the nerve agent a little known us canada border a dispute that is simmered for more than two hundred years is in danger of boiling over as dan carpenter reports us border patrol agents have stopped and boarded at least ten canadian fishing boats in the past two weeks the incident took place in disputed waters near mataya seal island east of main it's also known as the grey zone is lobster fisherman from both sides of the border of fish there side by side for years local officials say american agents sport at some canadian boats and asked about passengers entering the us illegally they say the canadian vessels were in international waters canada and the us have both claimed jurisdiction over the treeless rock home to a colony of puffiness and a lighthouse man by canadian light keepers but competition between fishermen is increased and some experts say that's created more tensions local residents in the region say they've never seen american border patrol agents in the area and are now asking why they're there for npr news i'm dan carpenter in toronto you're listening to npr news from washington this is wnyc in new york good morning i'm richard hake six four seventy seven degrees mostly cloudy right now another warm day today highs near eighty nine degrees it'll feel as high as ninety seven with the humidity a sixty year old haitian immigrant took on the trump administration and one agustin's sages is the first immigrant to be released on bond in new york since the us supreme court ruled that detainees do not have an automatic right to bond hearings jordan wells of new york civil liberties union was lead turning on the case he says say juice was homeless and schizophrenic and was held for nine months what they're saying the people like him is if you wanna bond hearing you it for it otherwise sages is now living in a home in queens while the underlying deportation case continues immigration authorities declined to comment immigrants in new jersey facing deportation may be able to get some free legal help governor murphy's budget includes two point one million dollars for legal aid sarah cole nania of the make the road new jersey organization says right now one of every three detainees doesn't have any legal representation that means that people are facing potential separation from their family.

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03:45 min | 2 years ago

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"Neighbours jackie northam npr news oughta it's been less than a month since president trump and north korean leader kim jong un held their historic summit in singapore and doubts are emerging even multiplying about north korea's intentions when it comes to dismantling its nuclear program let me bring in npr national security correspondent greg meiring hey greg hey mary louise so there's new evidence we're learning about regarding north korea's nukes and their nuclear ambitions what do we know that's right so groups that monitor north korea looking at satellite imagery and they're seeing continued building it either known or suspected nuclear and missile sites one of these groups is called thirty eight north and they say photos from june twenty one less than two weeks ago show north korea building at a rapid pace as they describe it june twenty one i'll stop you there because the date of the singapore summit at which we were all supposed to be focused on dismantling north korea's nuclear program was june twelfth so this is nine days after the summit precisely photos come in okay precisely in part of these photos show work that seems directly related to nuclear production and so that's very warring but there's also two buildings there that appear to be four visitors so i asked joe wet who's the head of thirty eight north what kind of guests mike you expect there it could mean anything from international inspectors to vip visitors from pyongyang yang so it's an interesting hit that what might be coming but we can't be sure so the only way we may know for sure would be to have international nuclear inspectors there to be checking out the plant so sounds like the joel wit longtime career watcher a lot of experience watching this he says this doesn't necessarily undermine what was agreed at the summit yeah that's right so his message is very clear don't hyperventilate at this point and he's aware of these reports of us intelligence officials saying that there's some evidence north korea might be looking to conceal parts of its nuclear program he says that may well be true but he recalls from his days both negotiating with north korea and even in the us soviet era where the countries would negotiate and continue building nukes right up until the point where they reached an agreement that required them to stop so he wouldn't expect them to stop just yet what meanwhile is the trump administration sangar about this new evidence well they're now responding directly to these latest reports and they're sending somewhat mixed signals the national security adviser john bolton said yesterday that the us has a plan and it's a us plan i have to stress to dismantle both nuclear weapons and missiles within a year a year that would be optimistic absolutely and secretary of state mike pompeo spoke recently to congress and talked about roughly two and a half years around the time that trump's first term would end so we're getting some very optimistic predictions and not necessarily all in line his the us said whatever the time line is a year or two and a half years what it is they're looking for in terms of tangible proof of progress i think for starters they really want to see a full declaration of the nuclear program which we've never seen before fundamental things how many nuclear weapons does north korea have the estimates range from say twenty or so at the low end sixty or maybe more at the high end the missile program what's the full scope of that in the nuclear production facilities so i think that north korea really have to open up we could get a sense of this very soon secretary of state pompeo is now scheduled to head to north korea on thursday that'll be his third trip in recent months greg thanks very much my pleasure that is national security correspondent greg myers.

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04:04 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Us anymore and are wondering what will happen next between the neighbours jackie northam npr news ottawa it's been less than a month since president trump and north korean leader kim jong un held their historic summit in singapore and doubts are emerging even multiplying about north korea's intentions when it comes to dismantling its nuclear program let me bring in npr national security correspondent greg meyer hey greg hey mary louise so there's new evidence we're learning about regarding north korea's nukes and their nuclear ambitions what do we know that's right so groups that monitor north korea looking at satellite imagery and they're seeing continued building it either known or suspected nuclear and missile sites one of these groups is called thirty eight north and they say photos from june twenty one less than two weeks ago show north korea building at a rapid pace as they describe it june twenty one i'll stop you there because the date of the singapore summit at which we were all supposed to be focused on dismantling north korea's nuclear program was june twelfth so this is nine days after the summit precisely photos come in okay precisely in part of these photos show work that seems directly related to nuclear production and so that's very warring but there's also two buildings there that appear to be for visitors so i asked joe wet who's the head of thirty eight north what kind of guests might you expect there it could mean anything from international inspectors to vip visitors from pyonyang so it's an interesting hit that what might be coming but we can't be sure so the only way we may know for sure would be to have international nuclear inspectors there be checking out the plant so it sounds like the joel wet longtime career watcher a lot of experience watching this he says this doesn't necessarily undermine what was agreed at the summit yeah that's right so his message is very clear don't hyperventilate at this point and he's aware of these reports of us intelligence officials saying that there's some evidence north korea might be looking to conceal parts of it's nuclear program he says that may well be true but he recalls from his days both negotiating with north korea and even in the us soviet era where the countries would negotiate and continue building nukes right up until the point where they reached an agreement that required them to stop so he wouldn't expect them to stop just yet what meanwhile is the trump administration sangar about this new evidence well they're not responding directly to these latest reports and they're sending somewhat mixed signals the national security adviser john bolton said yesterday that the us has a plan and it's a us plan i have to stress to dismantle both nuclear weapons and missiles within a year a year that would be optimistic absolutely and secretary of state might pump heo spoke recently to congress and talked about roughly two and a half years around the time that trump's first term ledeen so we're getting some very optimistic predictions and not necessarily all in line his the us said whatever the time line is a year or two and a half years what it is they're looking for in terms of tangible proof of progress i think for starters they really want to see a full declaration of the nuclear program which we've never seen before fundamental things how many nuclear weapons does north korea have the estimates range from say twenty or so at the low end sixty or maybe more at the high end the missile program what's the full scope of that in the nuclear production facilities so i think that north korea really have to open up we could get a sense of this very soon secretary of state pompeo is now scheduled to head to north korea on thursday that'll be his third trip in recent months greg thanks very much my pleasure is national security correspondent greg meyer you're listening to all things considered from npr news let's check in with julie deppish right now for more traffic on monday evening just clearing up.

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03:36 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Movement has come to be known by its hashtag by canadian and peers jackie northam has this report from ottawa so buying gradients to make killer i haven't attempted to make chili's as i started trying to buy canadian i and scott chamberlain ottawa lawyer and father of four wheels a shopping cart through the crowded aisles of a massive grocery store in ottawa so this one caught my eye products canada pretty clear chamberlain says if you can't find a canadian product if you look for ingredients from other countries outside the us usa usa so there's no onions immediately here that are canadian but all alternative ingredient for my chilly chamberlain is part of a fast growing social media movement to buy only canadian goods his hashtag by canadian hashtag boycott usa and hashtag trump free chamberlain says he began scouring labels shortly after the g seven summit when president trump called prime minister justin trudeau meek mild dishonest and week andy lashed out at the canadian leader for holding a press conference critical of the the us after trump left the summit early let's get a cost a lot of money for the people of canada he learned you can't do that you can't do that trump's trade advisor peter navarro in comments soon after the press conference said trudeau earned a special place in hell he later apologized but canadians were outraged even trudeau's political enemies vowed solidarity with them chamberlain says he was proud of the way canada's supported trudeau after the g seven summit and as a personal protest he decided to boycott american goods maybe it was a spontaneous act of patriotism comments that were made directly of the government that also canadian people many canadians are wondering how a one strong relationship with the us has deteriorated so quickly things began to go downhill in late may when the us slap steep tariffs on canadian steel and aluminum the trump administration cited canada as a national security concern canadians are livid the anger is across the country role in paris is a professor of international affairs at the university of ottawa and a former foreign policy adviser to trudeau he says president trump may be using tariffs and undignified language as leverage for trade talks but canadians are shocked at being treated as an adversary if president trump's goal is to try to soften up his negotiating partner by issuing threats it's having the opposite effect because people are more resolved to stand up against this kind of bullying gary how the president of a local steelworkers union says his members aren't panicking yet but a possible trade war with the us he says the bigger concern right now for many is what's happening on the us mexico border you know the kids that are separated from their parents it really makes trump look to be quite a monster so i think the most canadians would kind of umass quaeda evil person because that's the way that the meat india has been kind of presenting it the university of ottawa's professor paris says many canadians have relatives and friends in the us and understand it's a big complex country nevertheless the chaos the meanness the brutality of american politics right now is something that is profoundly shocking to canadians and i think many people feel that they do not recognize the us anymore and are wondering what will happen next between the.

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04:03 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Us anymore and are wondering what will happen next between the neighbours jackie northam npr news oughta it's been less than a month since president trump and north korean leader kim jong un held their historic summit in singapore and doubts are emerging even multiplying about north korea's intentions when it comes to dismantling its nuclear program let me bring in npr national security correspondent greg meiring hey greg hey mayor louise so there's new evidence we're learning about regarding north korea's nukes and their nuclear ambitions what do we know that's right so groups that monitor north korea looking at satellite imagery and they're seeing continued building it either known or suspected nuclear and missile sites one of these groups is called thirty eight north and they say photos from june twenty one less than two weeks ago show north korea building at a rapid pace as they describe it june twenty one i'll stop you there because the date of the singapore summit at which we were all supposed to be focused on dismantling north korea's nuclear program was june twelfth so this nine days after the summit precisely photos come in okay precisely in part of these photos show work that seems directly related to nuclear production and so that's very warring but there's also two buildings there that appear to be four visitors so i asked joe wet who's the head of thirty eight north what kind of guests might you expect there it could mean anything from international inspectors to vip visitors from pyonyang so it's an interesting hit that what might be coming but we can't be sure so the only way we may know for sure would be to have international nuclear inspectors there to be checking out the plant so it sounds like the joel wet longtime career watcher a lot of experience watching this he says this doesn't necessarily undermine what was agreed at the summit yeah that's right so his message is very clear don't hyperventilate at this point and he's aware of these reports of us intelligence officials saying that there's some evidence north korea might be looking to conceal parts of its nuclear program he says that may well be true but he recalls from his days both negotiating with north korea and even in the us soviet era where the countries would negotiate and continue building nukes right up until the point where they reached an agreement that required them to stop so he wouldn't expect them to stop just yet what meanwhile is the trump administration sangar about this new evidence well they're not responding directly to these latest reports and they're sending somewhat mixed signals the national security adviser john bolton said yesterday that the us has a plan and it's a us plan i have to stress to dismantle both nuclear weapons and missiles within a year a year that would be optimistic absolutely and secretary of state mike pompeo spoke recently to congress and talked about oh roughly two and a half years around the time that trump's first term would end so we're getting some very optimistic predictions and not necessarily all in line his the us said whatever the time line is a year or two and and a half years what it is they're looking for in terms of tangible proof of progress i think for starters they really want to see a full declaration of the nuclear program which we've never seen before fundamental things how many nuclear weapons does north korea have the estimates range from say twenty or so with the low in sixty or maybe more at the high end the missile program what's the full scope of that in the nuclear production facilities so i think that north korea really have to open up we could get a sense of this very soon secretary of state pompeo is now scheduled to head to north korea on thursday that'll be his third trip in recent months greg thanks very much my pleasure at is national security correspondent greg mary it's all things considered on wnyc calls to abolish the immigration and customs enforcement agency are getting louder with.

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03:34 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Be known by its hashtag by canadian and jackie northam has this report from ottawa so i've been buying gradients killer i haven't attempted to make chili's i started trying to buy canadian i and scott chamberlain and ottawa lawyer and father of four wheels a shopping cart through the crowded aisles of a massive grocery store in ottawa so in this one that caught my eye products in canada pretty clear chamberlain says if you can't find a canadian product he'll look for ingredients from other countries outside the us usa usa so there's no onions immediately here that are canadian but oliver no tentative ingredients for my chili chamberlain is part of a fast growing social media movement to buy only canadian goods here's hashtag by canadian hashtag boycott usa and hashtag trump free chamberlain says he began scouring labels shortly after the g seven summit in canada earlier this month when president trump called prime minister justin trudeau meek mild dishonest and week andy lashed out at the canadian leader for holding a press conference critical of the us after trump left the summit early let's go to cuss a lot of money for the people of canada you learned you can't do that you can't do that trump's trade advisor peter navarro in common soon after the press conference said trudeau earned a special place in hell he later apologized but canadians were outraged even trudeau's political enemies vowed solidarity with them chamberlain says he was proud of the way canada's supported trudeau after the g seven summit and as a personal protest he decided to boycott american goods maybe it was a spontaneous octave patriotism comments that were made directly at the government that also played people many canadians are wondering how a one strong relationship with the us has deteriorated so quickly things began to go downhill in late may when the us slap steep tariffs on canadian steel and aluminum the trump administration cited canada as a national security concern canadian are livid the anger is across the country rule in paris is a professor of international affairs at the university of ottawa into former foreign policy adviser to trudell he says president trump may be using tariffs and undignified language as leverage for trade talks but canadians are shocked at being treated as an adversary if president trump's goal is to try to soften up his negotiating partner by issuing threats it's having the opposite effect because people are more resolved to stand up against this kind of bullying gary how the president of a local steelworkers union says his members aren't panicking yet but a possible trade war with the us he says the bigger concern right now for many is what's happening on the us mexico border you know the kids that are separated from their parents it really makes trump look to be quite a monster so i think the most canadians would kind of you'll mess quaeda evil person because that's the way that the media has been kind of presenting it the university of ottawa's professor paris says many canadians have relatives and friends in the us and understand it's a big and complex country nevertheless the chaos the meanness the brutality of american politics right now is something that is profoundly shocking to canadians and i think many people feel that they do not recognize the.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Judah is a laid back city with vibrant arts and culture we met up with twentythreeyearold collude in a cafe she says she's active on the dating scene she asked that we don't use her last name just in case her parents find out you can't tell your parents that you're dating someone it's fine fill your friends but not in reference so always keep a secret hollywood says she uses tinder the dating app instead of a photo of herself she used a picture she painted demon azeem a twenty one year old student and a budding filmmaker is horrified by the idea of using tinder hello not really sorry like no offence for anyone but most of them are players if i'm gonna date i'm going to seek for some of the series which just goes to show you a maybe more acceptable now the dating in saudi arabia can be just as confounding and complicated as anywhere else in the world jackie northam npr news judah it's morning edition from npr news i'm rachel martin and i'm no l king on the next on being maria shriver i'm not here trying to get a vote from my father and my brother my uncle or my cousin i'm not here campaigning for arnold i'm not here for nbc i'm here for me and it's the first moment and sixty two and i'm like okay i deserved to stand on this stage i'm krista tippett please join.

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Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

NPR News Now

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

"She was picked up by saudi authorities earlier this week along with several other activists including a wellknown blogger so far no reason has been given the saudi embassy in washington didn't immediately respond to a request for comment this latest round of arrests comes just weeks before the decades old ban on women driving in saudi arabia is due to be lifted in september dozens of clerics seen as politically active were also rounded up and in november more than two hundred of saudi arabia's wealthiest people were detained at the ritz hotel for three months jackie northam npr news washington i'm shay stevens this is npr news support.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Outcome that iran is a level playing field between us airbus we need equal treat the to lose francebased airbus was able to make deals with iran ian airlines before bowing and has already he delivered three aircraft sanctions lawyer olive e says is likely airbus will not be able to fulfil its order of one hundred passenger jets even though airbus is not an american company many components of its planes are made in the us a lot of these technologies are considered sensitive and therefore wherever they are located around the world they're still subject us laws therefore because these items are uniquely american this effectively prevents companies like airbus from continuing forward with their sales to those boeing and airbus say they are evaluating what the next steps may be and will follow the us government's lead jackie northam npr news washington speaking of next steps after president trump's move to pull out of a nuclear deal we wondered what iran's next move might be the political reaction was swift on the floor of iran's parliament lawmakers lint an american flag on fire and chanted death to america while it burned the long term consequences for iran are harder to predict to help us understand the fallout we are joined now by side hossein moussavian he's a former iranian lawmaker and diplomat a former spokesman for iran's nuclear negotiations from two thousand three to two thousand five and he is now at princeton university welcome thank you i would like to start with iran's immediate next to moves at president trump as you know says he can cut a better deal with iran and my question to you is do you think he can do you see iran sitting back down at the negotiating table.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The loss of aircraft sales following the decision to pull out of the nuclear deal probably won't hurt the company muhlenberg says he believes and hopes boeing's fierce rival airbus will also be subject to the same licensing agreements very important to us from us government standpoint that the outcome that iran is a level playing field between us airbus we need equal trick the to lose francebased air airbus was able to make deals with iran ian airlines before bowing and has already delivered three aircraft sanctions lawyer olive e says is likely airbus will not be able to fulfil its order of one hundred passenger jets even though airbus is not an american company many components of its planes are made in the us a lot of these technologies are considered sensitive and therefore wherever they are located around the world bear still subject us laws therefore because these items are uniquely american this effectively prevents companies like airbus from continuing forward with their sales to the writings those boeing and airbus say they are evaluating what the next steps may be and will follow the us government's lead jackie northam npr news washington speaking of next steps after president trump's move to pull out of the nuclear deal we wondered what iran's next move might be the political reaction was swift on the floor of iran's part lament lawmakers lit an american flag on fire and chanted death to america while it burned the long term consequences for iran or harder to predict to help us understand the fallout we are joined now by side hossein moussavian he's former iranian lawmaker and diplomat a former spokesman for iran's nuclear negotiations from two thousand three to two thousand five and he is now.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Here it's so conservative you still can't even buy cigarettes and of course music public was banned as it was around the country rules like this were supposed to be based on guidance from god and saudis are now asking who can decide that suddenly changed so it's no surprise when the government tried to stage a concert here a few months ago the town boycotted it nassar nassar is a retired healthcare worker in harare mullah chicken house theater there's no doubt that in small provinces accepting such changes as hard it should be gradual step by step and it should be what the people want there could be festivals and activities every now and then and god willing people will eventually accept it we spoke with a member of the religious police but we are not using his name so he could speak freely he points out that saudi arabia is still an islamic country in any social changes need to be in line with his llamas teachings on my the holiday if the changes violate our religious edicts and beliefs then we will reject it as a saudi society he says if the government tries to organize another concert the religious police in haram a lot could consider it a violation and petition those in charge but he and his colleagues have lost some of their power recently saddam he says the government took away the power to arrest from the religious police now they can only advise and guide jackie northam npr news her name ally saudi arabia.

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'A historic moment': 'Black Panther' breaks Saudi's cinema ban, minus some kissing

01:07 min | 2 years ago

'A historic moment': 'Black Panther' breaks Saudi's cinema ban, minus some kissing

"A lot better than the start of this case i certainly the justice department lawyers do not seem to have been able to make the case strongly that there was the dire desire to work over their competitors the comcast and spectrums and others by saying we're gonna just jack up our prices in terms of getting our content on our competitors fears and benefit our own on direct tv what i think you're seeing is that they're making a case in the justice department had hard time rebutting npr's david folkenflik thanks a lot you bet black panther was shown last night at a movie theater in saudi arabia it was an invitation only event that marked the end of a three decade old ban on cinema in the ultra conservative kingdom and more theaters are supposed to open soon npr's jackie northam went to the city of jeddah for a look at saudi showbiz she says filmmakers are eager to light up the screens and a sensor is ready to check their work you need to climb three flights of stairs to reach cineplex production company it's rooms are bright and cluttered with film posters in one room there are sagan coaches and a large white wall.

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Everything We Know So Far About Tiangong-1's Crash to Earth

02:20 min | 2 years ago

Everything We Know So Far About Tiangong-1's Crash to Earth

"For a new travel destination you may want to think about saudi arabia the kingdom this week will start issuing tourist visas for the first time and npr's shacking northern reports from tehran in eastern saudi arabia saudi arabia may have to work a bit on its reputation as a fun tourist destination it's an ultra conservative kingdom abayas the black baggy floorlength gowns are no longer compulsory but it's extremely rare to see a woman not wearing one in public alcohol is banned as was music and theater until recently and female tourists under twenty five must be accompanied by a chaperone but there are some archaeological treasures in the kingdom and the government plans to build resorts on small islands in the red sea building tourism industry is part of the government's effort to diversify saudi arabia's economy and provide jobs jackie northam npr news dhahran saudi arabia wall street's reopening after the good friday holiday with word from china on tariffs beijing announcing today that it's raising import duties on us meat and produce in response to president trump's hikes on steel and aluminum this is npr news the nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai has left pakistan she and her family boarded a flight bound for london today after a four day visit her first since of taliban gunman nearly killed her in two thousand twelve she was shot in the head for advocating education for girls a chinese space station has re entered earth's atmosphere most of it was destroyed upon re entry with its remaining pieces scattered over the south pacific as npr's rob schmitz reports the united states joint for space component command reports that the tango one station reentered earth's atmosphere northwest of tahiti at around five sixteen sunday afternoon pacific time the chinese government lost control of the spacecraft a couple of years ago providing drama in the past few weeks has it became clear the school bus size station would soon hurdled earth on its own chinawatch tianwan translated his heavenly palace in twenty eleven to cruise of chinese astronauts visited it in march of two thousand sixteen china's government announced that communications with the space station had ended but did not provide details a second station the tangle to remains operating in orbit rob schmitz npr news shanghai there is new information about a deadly crash in northern california authorities say the data recovered from the wreckage of the.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of a coordinated response by more than two dozen countries to expel russian diplomats after a former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in london now it says moscow is not interested in pursuing diplomacy there is no justification for the russian response our actions were motivated purely by the attack on the united kingdom the attack on a british citizen and his daughter now it says the us reserves the right to take further action against russia jackie northam npr news washington databreach has struck a fitness nutrition app and website called by fitness pal affecting one hundred and fifty million users the sights on her athletic company under armor says hackers stole data in late february more from npr's lena under armor says hackers got their hands on user names email addresses and encrypted passwords of one hundred and fifty million accounts of my fitness pal which popular app for tracking calories and fitness activities the company says the breach did not affect behmen card data and then the app does not collect identifying information like social security numbers under armor says it found out on sunday the data about user accounts was stolen by hackers in late february the users are now getting notified required to change passwords alina sell euch npr news washington americans open their wallets in february was spending by consumers up two tenths of a percent last month spending was more than offset by even stronger four tenths of a percent rise in incomes spending by consumers is closely watched by economists it drives around twothirds of overall us economic activity and up and up to the quarter on wall street today the dow was up two hundred and fifty four points the nasdaq closed up one hundred fourteen points you're listening to npr news i'm sara seiler san francisco prosecutors today filed fifteen criminal charges against a man arrested for a hit and run crash that killed one man and injured four others after an altercation in san francisco's bayview district yesterday the district attorney's office has charged mark dennis with murder four counts of attempted murder six counts of assault with a deadly weapon and four counts of assault causing bodily injury hospital officials say the condition of one of the victims has worsened and is now critical another victim is in serious condition and two.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The us and china are reportedly in talks in hopes of preventing a trade war last week president trump said he would love you sixty billion dollars worth of tariffs against china for its predatory trade practices some analysts say there are other ways to force beijing to change its ways npr's jackie northam reports no one should have been surprised that president trump meeting aggressive move when it came to china he had been complaining about the us trade deficit with china since the early days of his presidential campaign ally ratner a china specialist at the council on foreign relations says trump is sick of beijing making empty promises to curb twenty years of trade abuses including state subsidies that unfairly lower prices and result in dumping cheap products in the global markets forcing us companies to transfer technology forcing us companies to engage in joint ventures with chinese firms and straight up theft of intellectual property the tariffs are viewed as a way to correct that behavior still ratner says threatening to levy twenty five percent tariffs on chinese goods risks the chance of a devastating trade war ratner says there are number of trade remedies that could be given time to work before imposing stiff tariffs one way is by limiting chinese investment in the us congress is working in parallel here a shoring up what is known as the committee on foreign investment in the united states to provide more careful screening on chinese investments in the united states i think that's well thought out there's also the world trade organization trump says the us will file a suit with the wto to challenge china's discriminatory technology practices michael pillsbury director of the center for chinese strategy at the hudson institute scissor other tools at president trump's disposal such as reaching out to people in the chinese government advocating for change we identify the economic reformers in the government and think tanks and support their proposals for reform they've gone pretty far and the irony is that the special envoy president xi jinping sent just a few weeks ago to wash washington president declined to meet with him in two decades of negotiations set of stalled or proved fruitless jeff shot specialist on international trade at the peterson institute for international economics says trump's actions last week were meant to provoke but also could provide an opportunity for meaningful talks where the us would have the upper hand meaning that china would come forward with concessions while.

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