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The Taliban Is Bringing Back Its Feared ‘Vice’ and ‘Virtue’ Policy

NPR News Now

00:53 sec | 8 months ago

The Taliban Is Bringing Back Its Feared ‘Vice’ and ‘Virtue’ Policy

"Recently named interim taleban government is starting to lay out new policies in afghanistan. Npr's jackie northam reports from islamabad. The taliban raised its white and black flag over the afghan presidential palace the same day. The us was marking the twentieth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks. The ceremony in kabul ushered in the new. All male interim government made up of many of the hardline. Figures that ruled afghanistan. Twenty years ago already. The new government announced it is bringing back a version of their ministry for the propagation of virtue and prevention of vice which could allow the taliban to roam the streets punishing anyone seen as not leading a pure islamic life. Taliban leaders are promising this time around. They will not allow extremists to operate from afghan soil and have denied reports that al qaeda is already active.

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The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

Here & Now

01:45 min | 9 months ago

The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

"Activists afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim afghan government. There are no women in the taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the fbi's most wanted list a far cry from the inclusive. Moderate leadership mini had wanted for more. On what this all means. We're joined by. Npr's jackie northam in islamabad pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well

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04:27 min | 9 months ago

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"Few details are being released. Only that they escaped overland to a neighboring country. In the meantime several hundred people are stuck at an airport in northern afghanistan waiting to board charter planes to qatar. Npr's jackie northam reports efforts to clear their departure involve cut her the taliban and the us the chartered aircraft. Have been sitting on the tarmac in. Mazari you cherie. For several days while details about departure are being worked out among those waiting to leave our aid groups journalists and women at risk. It's unclear if are any american citizens among those waiting. The taliban reportedly preventing aircraft from leaving until qatar gives the go-ahead analysts. Say qatar is hesitant to allow charter. Planes loaded with passengers. Who don't have the proper paperwork or screening. People stuck in afghanistan started looking to airports like missouri sharieff to get out of the country after the kabul airport closed. It's now open again for domestic flights albeit with no radar system. Jackie northam npr news. Islamabad this labor day is a financial turning point for close to nine million. Americans poised to lose pandemic related jobless benefits. Npr's asmaa hollered reports. Millions of people are set to lose some form of unemployment assistance because of the pandemic the federal government had been chipping into give unemployed people in additional three hundred dollars a week. The biden administration was also offering unemployment to people who typically don't get take gig workers or freelancers a couple of weeks ago. The white house specified that individual states could use stimulus money to extend jobless benefits. But it doesn't appear that any states are doing that. In fact a number of republican led states decided to end the benefits earlier this summer arguing that they were overly generous and discouraging people from working. The economists have found little evidence of that us mccord. Npr news secretary of state antony blinken is condemning what he calls the politically motivated conviction and shameful sentencing of two belarussian opposition activists. The bbc sarah raynsford reports. They were convicted of extremism and plotting to seize power. This guilty verdict was no surprise. Maria kolesnik maximum snack was central to mass wave of protests last year against alexander lukashenko and against an election. Many russians believe was rigged so the past team say. They're being punished for their politics. The trial was closed on the defense lawyers barred from revealing elephant so no details of this supposed crimes of ever been made public in court today. Maria kolesnik avert was typically defiant smiling and making her trademark heart shape with cuff towns. This is npr news. Israeli security forces are searching for six palestinians who escaped from a maximum security prison by digging a hole in their cell officials say five of them are members of islamic jihad. The international community is condemning a military coup in the west african country of guinea. Npr's ava peralta. Reports soldiers seized guineas president and dissolved its government yesterday the african union and the regional body of west african states echoes both called for the immediate release of president alpha conde meanwhile in the capital conakry. The leader of the ku lieutenant. Colonel mamadou boy gave an interview to france. Twenty four. he said the president was fine but the military was set on remaking guinea. But see we have all the security forces behind us to once and for all the misery of the guinean people the military junta now running. The country announced it had taken over regional governments in would meet later with the president's cabinet. The junta also put in place an indefinite curfew air popped up impair news. Capetown one of the biggest names in french cinemas. On paul belmondo has died. He burst onto the new wave movement in the nineteen fifties playing a roguish rebel and gianluca dar's breathless later. He moved into more commercial movies. Including comedies and action films and all along a cultivated bohemian cult image. French president emmanuel macron today called belmondo a national treasure. He was eighty eight. I'm barbara klein npr news..

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NPR News Now

03:59 min | 9 months ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on NPR News Now

"I'm louise schiavone. Several hundred people are stuck at an airport in northern afghanistan waiting to board charter planes out of the country as npr's jackie northam reports. The destination for those flights cutter has had something to say about their intended departure for doha. The chartered aircraft have been sitting on the tarmac in mazari sharif for several days while details about departure or being worked out among those waiting to leave our aid groups journalists and women at risk. It's unclear if there are any american citizens among those waiting. The taliban reportedly preventing aircraft from leaving until qatar gives the go-ahead analysts. Say qatar is hesitant to allow charter. Planes loaded with passengers. Who don't have the proper paperwork or screening. People stuck in afghanistan started looking to airports like mazari to get out of the country after the kabul airport closed. It's now open again for domestic flights albeit with no radar system. Jackie northam npr news. Islamabad recovery after hurricane ida in new orleans and other parts of louisiana is slow power. Grids were crushed and hundreds of homes and buildings have been lost over one hundred million dollars in emergency. Assistance has already been dispersed but npr's. Brian man says that for many that hasn't scratched the surface. Parts of new. The new orleans do have power services are improving here. More stores are reopening. But you know there's still not safe drinking water. A lot of the city is still dark and it's hard to get gasoline. Government officials did open a new shelter yesterday for people who are vulnerable because of serious medical conditions. That gives them a place to go for care whether they can also escape the really serious heat and humidity here. Npr's brian man reporting president biden is slated to tour manville new jersey and the new york city. Borough of queens tomorrow. Arizona will soon be the only state in the country where attorneys will no longer be able to dismiss potential jurors before trial without explaining. Why and pure cheryl corley explains potential. Jurors can get dismissed for 'cause if there's doubt they can be impartial with so-called peremptory challenges attorneys have a set number of times they can strike juror without giving a reason arizona. Appellate judge peter swan and a colleague asked the state supreme court to eliminate the challenges. Swan says there's no ignoring what often happens during jury selection the defense strikes white jurors disproportionately and the prosecution strikes jurors of color disproportionately so on says a us supreme court ruling that called solely using race to dismiss jurors unconstitutional. Hasn't solved the problem beginning. Next year there will be no. Peremptory challenges in arizona cheryl corley. Npr news this is npr. California is facing a shortage of over forty thousand nurses shortage estimated to last through twenty twenty six. That's according to a new study by the university of california san francisco as npr's richard chatterjee reports. It's part of a nationwide shortage in nursing staff that was exacerbated by the pandemic. There are about three hundred and fifty thousand registered nurses employed in california's hospitals and clinics but last year more than a quarter of nurses h fifty. Five and sixty four said that they plan to leave. The researchers of the new study say pandemic related burn out has accelerated a problem. That's been going on for years. And the estimate a thirteen percent shortage of registered nurses in the state of the next five years. The findings come just days. After the american nursing association wrote a letter to the department of health and human services calling attention to the nationwide shortage in nursing staff urging the agency to take steps to address the shortage read strategy. Npr news as.

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KQED Radio

02:26 min | 9 months ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Clean up from the deadly flooding brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Fire officials in California say the fight against that big wildfire that forced the evacuation of the red, the resort town of South Lake Tahoe. Looking better and better every day, But Cal fire Stephen Volmer says firefighters need to remain diligent. When it comes to the Calder fire. There's still a lot of heat out there. There's still a lot of hot timber. There's still a lot of tree stumps. There's still a lot of potential for this fire to get out and move on us right now lighter winds and higher humidity allowing crews to make progress. Authorities, however, say they are taking the decision on whether to lift the city's evacuation day by day. Pakistan. At least three people are dead 15 wounded in a suicide bombing attack at a security checkpoint. NPR's Jackie Northam. Reports from Islamabad, an offshoot of the Taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. Security officials say that the suicide bomber detonated explosives as he walked towards a checkpoint along a main road near Quetta. The capital of Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. Anti government militants have been waging a low level insurgency in Baluchistan for several years. The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for this latest attack. The group was formed in 2000 and seven after it broke from the larger Afghan Taliban, whose forces have now taken control in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Islamabad and you're listening to NPR news. 2020 Tokyo Paralympics just ended after 12 days of competition, disabled athletes from more than 160 countries took part in the games. Despite the pandemic, Andrew Parsons, the president of the International Paralympics, said everyone, especially the host country, rose to the occasion. This was the most important addition of the Paralympic Games because Of the pandemic because we gave a voice to 1.2 billion persons with disability. Through the performances of the most incredible athletes with disability. I think this counter should be very proud of what they have done here. Very few countries in the world if any Could have done what Japan did hear Research suggests a major refuge in the Arctic is at risk of disappearing Dan Carpet, Chuck Reports.

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NPR News Now

02:35 min | 9 months ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Country. Npr's jackie northam reports from islamabad. The agency says about a third of afghanistan's forty million people are already facing emergency levels of food. Insecurity afghanistan's food security was already challenged by drought and cove in nineteen. The problem is compounded now. With the taliban takeover the militant group has provided assurances to the world. Food program that it can continue to deliver aid afghanistan but only a small portion is getting through because the airport in kabul is closed. Much of the food aid is now trucked in from surrounding countries. The other problem is money. The wfp says without an injection of hundreds of millions of dollars of funding food supplies in afghanistan could run out by the end of september. Jackie northam npr news. Islamabad president biden has issued a new statement blasting the us supreme court ruling allowing the texas abortion law. Go ahead saying it. Unleashes unconstitutional chaos. He says the white house will look for ways of federal government could ensure texans have access to safe and legal abortions and protect people from enforcement of the texas law. The dow is up one hundred fifty six points since the open this is. npr news. virginia supreme court is allowing the state to take down the eighteen. Ninety monument to confederate general robert e lee private citizens filed two lawsuits to keep a statue in richmond from being removed. They and others argue. It's a treasured symbol of southern heritage but the statue and other confederate monuments are widely viewed as symbols of white supremacy and racism. The state of washington has appealed controversial bankruptcy settlement for purdue pharma the maker of the opioid oxycontin. Npr's brian man reports. Federal judge approved deal yesterday. The grants immunity from opioid lawsuits to the company's owners or members of the sackler family the sacri- issued statements praising this outcome and again denying any wrongdoing. They've agreed to pay four point. Three billion dollars and give up control of their bankrupt drug company. The settlement approved by judge. Robert drain shelters them from any future lawsuits linked to the opioid crisis. Critics say purdue farmers marketing of oxycontin helped spark an addiction epidemic killed hundreds of thousands of people in the us attorneys for washington state have appealed the bankruptcy settlement. The justice department has also said it might challenge the deal if upheld this plan will provide billions of dollars in funding for drug treatment programs brian man. Npr news.

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NPR News Now

03:47 min | 9 months ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on NPR News Now

"I'm amy held a month. Long taliban offensive has brought militants today to the gates of the afghan capital the seat of government power kabul is surrounded the associated press reports taliban negotiators at the presidential palace or working on a transfer of power. Npr's jackie northam has more taliban fighters moved into towards kabul after capturing the eastern city of jalalabad overnight and taking over a border post with pakistan president biden increase the number of us forces to help evacuate embassy personnel and other americans other countries also racing to protect their personnel. A taliban spokesman in doha told el-jazeera that militants are waiting for a deal for the peaceful transfer of kabul to their hands. But there's been a disconnect between the taliban political wing end its fighters afghan president ashraf ghani is holding emergency talks with top. Us in nato officials in the region. Jackie northam npr news. Washington rescue crews in. Haiti are still working on finding survivors. One day after a major earthquake devastated parts of the nation and overwhelmed hospitals. At least three hundred people are dead and hundreds of others are missing or hurt haiti's interior minister. Liz key tell describes the scale of the damage to the bbc. We have at least eleven cities in the new department that are affected by the earthquake. We have these crews nine hundred houses that have been destroyed and over seven hundred dollars in damage from the for assessment. A number of public offices like hospitals schools hotels and churches. I've been damaged or got destroyed adding to the hardships. Tropical storm is approaching. Haiti possibly bringing devastating rain and flooding by tomorrow. Us hospitals are getting overwhelmed by the unvaccinated as the highly contagious delta variant spreads largely in the south in texas governor and attorney general are digging in on a mask mandate ban but texas public. Radio's jerry clayton. Reports at the local level defiance is rising tortures attorney general. Ken paxton said in a late. Night tweet friday plans to take the mask. Mandate battle to the texas supreme court governor greg abbott ban on facemask mandates has been overridden in several cities and counties by local officials including san antonio or county district court. Judge issued a temporary restraining. Order blocking the governor's van that allowed local health officials to issue a mask mandate for schools. There many of which have returned to in-person learning paxton attempted to block the restraining order. Friday but the fourth quarter of appeals denied his request. Another appeals court also allowed cities and counties in the dallas area to require mask for returning school children. I'm jerry clayton and san antonio you're listening to. npr news. Torrential rain in western japan is leading to floods and mudslides and it's placing millions of residents under nonmandatory eventually evacuation instructions nearly two hundred municipalities are deemed high risk for floods or mudslides. Several people have had to be rescued while several others are missing in saga prefecture. Roads are already submerged and dozens of hospital. Patients were forced to evacuate to higher ground the secretive graffiti artists. Who goes by the name. Bank see has revelled in manipulating the media now. He's revealing something about his art. Vicki barker reports from london banks is confirming. He is behind several new works. Cropping up at english seaside resorts a giant stenciled. Seagull hovers over a real life dumpster. A spray painted rat relaxes in.

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Haiti Police Arrest Third Suspect With U.S. Ties in President's Assassination

Morning Edition

01:20 min | 11 months ago

Haiti Police Arrest Third Suspect With U.S. Ties in President's Assassination

"And I'm Sasha Pfeiffer, A team of U. S. Security officials has landed in the Haitian capital of Puerto Prince this after Haiti's president Juvenal Luis, was assassinated by a hit squad in his home last Wednesday. Haiti's interim prime minister asked the U. S for help with the investigation into the murder. He's also asking for U. S troops to help protect the country's ports, airports and key infrastructure. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. That request is being reviewed here. He is on Fox News Sunday. I don't know that we're at a point now where we can say definitively that our national security is being put at risk by what's happening there. But clearly we value our Haitian partners. We we value, stability and security in that country, and that's why we want to send a team down there to help them get their arms around exactly what happened. And what's the best way forward. NPR's Jackie Northam has been following developments as they unfold. She joins us now and and Jackie. Haitian authorities have arrested a third person with US ties as a suspect in the assassination. Could you tell us more about that? Sure, yes. Haiti's national police chief held a press conference last night and he said the man they have arrested is a Haitian born doctor who is based in Florida. The police chief said the man arrived in Haiti on a private plane in June and had arranged her. Hire some of the mercenaries who were involved in the president's killing, and that this was all part of a broader plot for this

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Assassination Threatens More Political Chaos for Haiti

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00:55 sec | 11 months ago

Assassination Threatens More Political Chaos for Haiti

"Says the administration believes presidential elections in Haiti should still proceed this year. A two week state of emergency has been declared in Haiti after its president Juvenal Muise, was assassinated by an armed group in his home. NPR's Jackie Northam reports. President Jovan Elmo is faced massive protests in Haiti earlier this year when he refused to leave office. Despite opposition claims that his term it ended State Department spokesman Ned Price says the U. S called for new elections back then, and still does. We have urged Haitian government political stakeholders repeatedly both in public. And in private to reach a political accord in order to ensure those legislative and presidential elections take place later this year. In the meantime, Prime Minister Clo Joseph declared that he's now in charge of Haiti. The State Department says the U. S. Is standing ready to offer assistance in the wake of Morris's killing.

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KCRW

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KCRW

"There wondering through the Ma Hani Yehuda market in Jerusalem is a sensory overload. Heady scent of spices, the calls of the vegetable sellers and savory lunches of Hamas and eggplant. This market is also a traditional stronghold for Likud, the right wing party. Netanyahu leads but still a shopper allied Friedman, who lives in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Said, this time for Netanyahu to go. I have had enough of him 12 years. It's enough. The last 12 years. I don't want to continue, but Netanyahu has faced many challenges in the past and emerged victorious. The one quarter of Israelis, Forman unshakable core base for him, which counts for a lot in Israel's divided politics. Another shopper, Eli Murad, says Netanyahu did a great job curbing covert in Israel. And he reached a peace accord with several Arab nations. Murad says Left leaning progressives just won't cut Netanyahu a break met Danielle, We live You can name now line you get to be. The problem here is that you have left in this country and whatever he would do, they'll go against them. If he goes and buys a pair of shoes, they would go against them. Pollster. Shenglin says Netanyahu is a highly skilled politician. He's in a very tenuous position as to whether he can actually continue in political life, and I think that he is an extremely strategic political thinker with one goal and that is to stay in political power. Negotiations on forming the next government are ongoing and if they fail, it could mean another election. But in the meantime, Netanyahu stays in office. Jackie Northam NPR NEWS Jerusalem And you're listening to NPR.

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Massive cargo ship freed from Suez Canal

The Takeaway

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Massive cargo ship freed from Suez Canal

"Cargo container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal nearly a week ago is finally unstuck. NPR's Jackie Northam reports he ever given was towed to a nearby lake. They're more than 360 oil and gas tankers and container ships that have been idling near the Suez Canal. While salvage crews tried to free the ever given and this halt and ship traffic has had a huge impact on global trade. Analysts say. It'll probably take about six days to clear this backlog. The ships and some vessels had already decided to re route. But the economic and logistical disruption created by this crisis could take weeks, possibly months to clear its

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Container Ship Stuck in the Suez Canal

All Things Considered

01:57 min | 1 year ago

Container Ship Stuck in the Suez Canal

"The Suez Canal, One of the world's vital shipping routes, is blocked by one of the world's biggest cargo ships. This ship the ever given ran aground on the bank of the canal and is blocking it. NPR's Jackie Northam reports on what happened and what it might take to move the enormous ship out of the way. Ever given is an enormous ship about a quarter of a mile long, so navigating it through narrow waters, such as the Suez Canal is a challenge. It's still unclear why, but somehow the bow of the vessel began to drift towards one of the bank's maritime consultant. Battle Keratosis was Karatz. This Marine advisors says the vessel is relatively new, so there shouldn't have been any mechanical issues. A ferocious sandstorm may have played a role. There have been reports that visibility was low at the time and may have impaired the capitals and the crew on the bridge. Their visibility and the ship, which is operated by Taiwan based Evergreen Group ended up across the Suez Canal. Karadzic's says powerful tug boats have been trying to pull the vessel out of the sand bank. They may have to bring other vessels and take off some of the containers off the vessel. They may have to take a ballast water out of the vessel. Another connect the vessel right there and to make it, you know, lift itself from underwater large. Jenson, the CEO of Copenhagen based See Intelligence Consulting, says supply chains were already in disarray caused by a ripple effect from the pandemic. So you have a job or congestion. You have shortages of vessel capacity of shortages of empty containers. There's a myriad of things that are out of kilter will supply chain already distant and some top of it. And that's not good guy plant in with the International Chamber of Shipping, says 12% of global trade passes through the canal and more than 100 ships are now waiting to enter

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U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa restrictions on 76 Saudis

Up First

04:33 min | 1 year ago

U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa restrictions on 76 Saudis

"It was just about two pages long but those pages carried the weight of the. Us government will not proven a summary of findings issued by us intelligence agency state that saudi arabia's crown prince approved two thousand eighteen killing of jamal. Khashoggi it's been long suspected that prince mohammed bin salman defacto leader ordered the murder but the release of the summary finding sends a clear signal. That president biden's taking tougher stand against the kingdom than his predecessor. Npr's jackie northam has been following developments and joins us. Jackie thanks so much for being with us morning. Scott hi please give us an overview of the main findings right well just to be clear. There's no smoking gun but you know. There's a lot of circumstantial evidence in this two page report. And let me just read you a line from it. If i could quote the crown prince has had absolute control of the kingdom security and intelligence organizations making it highly unlikely that saudi officials would have carried out an operation of this nature without the crown prince's authorization unquote and scott. It goes on to say that members of his close inner circle were involved. In the killing and dismemberment of kashogi and the crown prince has supported the use of violent methods to silence dissidents abroad. And you compare what's in this report to what president trump said when asked about whether the crown prince had any knowledge of the killing and he downplayed it saying maybe he did. Maybe he didn't and One of the things to keep in mind. You know this report is a summary and there's a lot more evidence that the cia has about khashoggi's death that remains classified this report summary note but Does seem to say pretty bluntly that. The saudi crown prince has blood on his hands What kind of potential impact Could this happen relations between the us and saudi arabia. Which after all has been a very close ally for decades right. yeah well. it's it's definitely bound to have an impact you know. The crown prince is likely to become king of saudi arabia. And we'll be around for a very long time and it'll be interesting to see how the us will deal with him both in the short term after this report and certainly in the long term once he becomes king. We don't know how that's gonna shake out yet but as you say. Saudi arabia is a longtime ally in a really strategically important area of the world. You know in an interview with npr. Yesterday admiral hanes the director of national intelligence. Said it was just too soon to tell if the relationship has been damaged by this. Let's have a listen. It is not surprising. I suppose to see a shift in the relationship in some ways with the new administration and a new position and the number of challenging issues that we face together. But i think there will be what he's to whether the various storms that we have in front of us and one other thing. The saudi foreign ministry said on friday that the kingdom has already jailed. Those responsible for kashoggi's killing and that while it completely rejects the reports findings it called. Us saudi relationships robust and enduring. Jackie calls from From many quarters Clothing members of congress Human rights organizations calling on president biden to to punish sanction of the crown prince For his role in khashoggi's death. How likely does that seem to be. Biden's stop short of severely punishing the crown prince. But he said on. Friday evening that from now on the kingdom is going to be held responsible for human rights abuses and he said that there would be more significant changes announced on monday. He didn't indicate what those might be. But you know the administration did take some other steps yesterday. It announced something called the kashogi ban which allows the state department to impose visa restrictions on anyone acting on behalf of a foreign government Who's threatening dissidents overseas and it's already imposes kashogi ban on seventy six saudis and their families. And you know secretary of state. Anthony blinken talked about these moves by the us yesterday. Here he is. So what we've done by the actions that we've taken Is really not to rupture the relationship. But to recalibrate to be more in line with our interests and our values but apparently this travel ban doesn't include the crown prince himself and administration officials said on background yesterday that as a matter of practice. The us doesn't apply sanctions on the highest leadership of countries with which it has diplomatic relations and already there are increasing calls for tougher action against the saudi crown print

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"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Be thinking about all of the people who are counting on us. To lead and Counting on us. To see them. And to address their needs and the things that keep them up at night, and I'll be thinking about the fact that we have to hit the ground running. Immediately. So many things to consider, even for any administration taking over during a time of transition. It's a big It's a big deal, but right now, especially with so much happening. Scott. Even with all of these other precautions, Biden and Harris are making it clear they want to keep that ceremony outside on the capital's west front, like it always has been. Why is that? Yeah, Harris said. The thinking is pretty straightforward that it is important to, as she put it, not yield to those who would try to make us afraid of who we are and what we fought for, and also just the peaceful transfer of power is a critical part of the democracy. So she and Biden are planning to move forward on the West front, even if many other aspect of this inauguration are going to look very different next week. Did she talk? It's all about the power of being able to start office right away, and I have about 30 seconds with you their agenda. It's being jammed up. It is. But what you're seeing this week is the typical way that an administration makes a case build consensus for its agenda. Biden is giving speeches. Harris is giving interviews. They're lobbying. That is not something that Trump administration has done, and they're going to push hard on it. NPR's Scott Metro. Thank you. Thank you Covet. Vaccines are being rolled out in several corners of the world. But some countries don't have nearly the access to the vaccines is others that includes Iran and its 80 million people. Efforts to secure enough vaccines there being hampered by the Trump Administration sanctions and Iran's own government. NPR's Jackie Northam reports When it comes to call VID Iran has been delivered a double whammy. It's one of the worst chick countries by the pandemic in the Middle East, and it may not have money to buy vaccines. On that point, The Trump Administration has placed tight sanctions on Iran because of what it calls its malign behavior in the region, making it harder for Iran to get its oil money. We're talking about money that was a crude as part of Iran's oil sales. It's found your bet Man Village is the founder of Bore Some bizarre foundation. Think tank focused on Iran's economy. Billions of dollars of Iran's oil revenues are frozen in international banks, even though medicine is supposed to be exempted from U. S sanctions. Even if things are technically permissible by the letter of U. S law, there have been so many mixed messages on the part of U. S authorities. Around whether or not it is in any way advisable or permissible to allow Iran to access any of its funds. For example, Iran has been pressuring South Korea for payment of $7 billion worth of oil. But Tarisa Pari, far with Human Rights Watch, says this South Korean banks are wary of crossing the Trump administration. Thanks it their own due diligence, assess risk assessment and they decided that they're not willing to take the risk because they could be responsible for sanctions violations if anything goes wrong earlier this month, in a move widely seen is trying to force the issue, Iran seized the South Korean tanker in the Persian Gulf. But Iran does have some vaccine possibilities. It appeared to have lined up millions of doses from an entity called Kovacs, which is a partnership to the World Health Organization that helps countries get vaccines at rock bottom prices. Send your Batman College again. The initial payment that appears to have been made, according to Iranian reports from funds held in Iraq basically secures Iran's allocation for 17 million doses of the vaccine. But that's only about 10% of the need for Iran if it's going to engage in a broad national vaccination program. Iran was also promised 150,000 doses of the Fizer vaccine from Iranians living in the U. S. Earlier this month that order, along with the doses from Kovacs were suddenly canceled. It's being on tomorrow. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei band the purchase of any vaccine coming from the U. S, or the U. K, saying he doesn't trust the two Western Nations vaccines. Anam Ben, tell a blue with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, says he's not surprised by Khomeini's roadblock. The humanitarian crisis is one of the regime's own making, banning the import or the delivery of US and UK vaccines. To me is the latest generation of saga we've been seeing for 41 years, which is the Islamic republic, putting regime interest over national interest in the public good, but Iran may have found a way around that ban. State back news agency says it will allow the British vaccine but on Lee Doses produced in India, Human Rights Watch said Hari far says Iran is also trying other options. Iran is starting the first phase of human trial off their own vaccine, but developing its own vaccine could take years. And if a country the size of Iran is left without it could jeopardize efforts to eradicate covert worldwide. Jackie Northam NPR news.

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US Help Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar

All Things Considered

02:32 min | 1 year ago

US Help Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar

"Deal between two important but feuding allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Jared Kushner, president Trump's son in law and adviser, was on hand for a signing ceremony in the Saudi kingdom. It marks the end to a three year rift that threatened to undermine U. S strategy in the Gulf region. NPR's Jackie Northam reports. They were warm hugs and handshakes, all while wearing masks as Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman created Cutter shake Tommen bin Hamad al family ahead of today's signing. Seen belied the deep animosity between the two countries since mid 2017 when Saudi Arabia announced the diplomatic trade and travel blockade against his tiny rich neighbor. Frederick Wary is with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Saudis wanted to bring contact to its knees. The Saudis made at least a dozen demands of cutter and none of them to my knowledge were, you know fulfilled for asthma. Assad with George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs, says the Saudi Crown prince realized it was time to move on, especially with an incoming Biden administration that is promised to get tough with Saudi Arabia, Arabia. Clearly this is Part in parcel of turning the page. They are setting the table, so to speak for better relations with the incoming Bud Administration, But it was the Trump Administration that's been pushing to resolve the spat. Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Our allies in the U. S has a large military base in Qatar. The administration also wants to create a bulwark against Iran. Carnegie's wary doesn't buy it to say that the Gulf is going to be united against Iran that there's going to be this Impenetrable Gulf Sunni bloc now against Iran, because suddenly Qatar has been brought into the fold is just pure fantasy. I mean, the gulf has always been this united in terms of its outreach and policies toward Iran, and many of the issues that started the feud are still there. Hotter still has relations with Iran. Look sad with the Elliott School says it's not a sure thing. Today's deal will stick. The reporting is that the deal almost fell apart on Sunday in the U. S. Had to Jared Kushner personally had to intervene and work the phone lines. I think it's a testimony to have fragile it is even if tenuous, MCs odds, says the deal is a step in the right direction and will be welcomed in D. C. Jackie Northam. NPR news

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Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison

All Things Considered

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison

"Saudi Terrorism Court has sentenced a leading women's rights activist Nearly six years in prison. MPR's Jackie Northam reports New Jane L. Has Lulu led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia. But just weeks before the driving ban was lifted in the spring of 2018. She and several other female activists were arrested. Slew was convicted, among other things, of agitating for change and pursuing a foreign agenda. But human rights groups say the Saudi government is trying to quash to send has little sister Lena says a reduced sentence and time served me She may be out of prison in less than three months. Incoming national security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeted That has sloughs conviction was unjust in troubling and that the Biden administration will stand up against human rights violations.

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Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison

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Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison

"Terrorism court has sentenced a leading women's rights activist to nearly six years in prison. NPR's Jackie Northam reports New Jane L. Has Lulu led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia. But just weeks before the driving ban was lifted in the spring of 2018, she and several other female activists were arrested. Ah, Slew was convicted, among other things of agitating for change and pursuing a foreign agenda. But human rights groups say the Saudi government is trying to quash to send Has little sister Lena says a reduced sentence and time served means she may be out of prison in less than three months. Incoming National security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeted that house lose conviction was unjust in troubling And that the Biden administration will stand up against human rights violations.

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

Here & Now

01:01 min | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

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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03:18 min | 1 year ago

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"Beeps from an audience socially distanced inside their cars. As the U. S undergoes a record surgeon Corona virus cases. Biden said he has a group of leading scientists and experts working on a plan ready to be put in place as soon as he takes office on January 20th. That plan will be built on a bedrock sides. Biden has made President Trump's handling of the virus a centerpiece of his campaign. Under Trump. The US has seen the most cases and deaths in the world and virus mitigation measures, such as mask wearing have become politicized, Biden said. America's grim era of demonization is ending. Amy Health NPR news Chief allies of the United States in Asia, Japan and South Korea have congratulated President like Joe Biden on his victory. NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul that Biden has pledged to strengthen the alliance. In order to safeguard peace in Asia. South Korea's President Moon Jae in affirmed the alliance and shared values with the U. S and a post on Twitter, Japan's Prime minister, Yoshihide Asuka tweeted that he looks forward to strengthening the U. S Japan Alliance and ensuring peace, freedom and prosperity in Asia and beyond. Biden has pledged to avoid what he accuses President Trump of doing such as threatening to pull US troops out of South Korea unless soul pays more to have them stationed there. Biden is also widely expected to work more closely with Seoul and Tokyo in trying to denuclearize North Korea rather than engaging in high stakes negotiations directly with the North's leader, Kim Jong, UN. As President Trump has done. Anthony Kun NPR news soul This is NPR news. World leaders are congratulating President elect Joe Biden on his victory and have cheered it as an opportunity to reaffirm democratic values everywhere. Good wishes poured in from nations that disagreed with Trump Administration policies as well as from leaders like Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu have been friendly with Trump. Saudi Arabia has been noticeably silent. The kingdom's crown prince cultivated a close personal relationship with both President Trump and his son in law. Jared Kushner. NPR's Jackie Northam has more. Saudi Arabia is de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wasted no time Saturday, congratulating the president of Tanzania on his re election. But so far there's been nothing from the kingdom for Joe Biden. During his campaign, Biden made clear he would reassess the U. S relationship with Saudi Arabia. President Trump was seen as giving the Crown prince cover from international criticism. For human rights abuses, a devastating air offensive in Yemen and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashiwagi. But there's only so much president elect Biden Khun Dio, Saudi Arabia is still a major ally and seen as a buffer against Iran. Jackie Northam NPR news The U. S. Geological Survey. Reports of 4.0 magnitude earthquake erupted in New England 60 miles south of Boston. This morning. The epicenter of the quake was south of New Bedford, Massachusetts. There are reports it was felt as far north as Manchester, New Hampshire and as far south as Rhode Island. I'm Louise Schiavone..

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"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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01:59 min | 1 year ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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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02:23 min | 1 year ago

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"Right? In our lifetime. A lot of times it wasn't our choice, but we always respected the office of the president. But in this case Trump has to win. The Lawson say they will be voting in person on November 3rd while Clover plans to cast an absentee ballot, something she's always done as a former military wife. Debbie Elliot. NPR NEWS Pensacola, Florida A civil lawsuit was filed today over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Cash O G. It alleges that Saudi Arabia 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.

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

All Things Considered

01:59 min | 1 year ago

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 | 1 year 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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03:33 min | 1 year ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KCRW

"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 | 1 year 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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02:08 min | 2 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Only three other times before all during the second World War. The parade generates an estimated $200 million a year for Southern California's tourist economy. Ah lot for a region that's already experiencing deep job losses for NPR news. I'm Sharon Mary in Pasadena, California. This is NPR news from Washington. Later today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to release a report on human rights and the Trump administration's foreign policy as NPR's Jackie Northam reports. Critics are concerned about the reports emphasis on religious freedom. The report is the work of a conservative special commission pulled together by Pompeo a year ago that critics say are intent on rolling back abortion rights and marriage equality. Pompeo and evangelical Christian has made no secret that he thinks human rights advocacy has become an industry and he wants to hark back to the nation's founding principles as a guide for new young diplomats, is the head out into the world. Some are also concerned that Pompeo plans to unveil the report before a large crowd at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center during a pandemic. Jackie Northam NPR NEWS Washington The European Union's highest court is striking down an agreement that allows large tech companies in Europe to transfer data to the U. S. The court says the agreement is invalid. It's calling on regulators in EU countries to do more to protect user privacy. The ruling won't immediately called data transfer's outside the EU. China says its economy grew 3.2% in the latest quarter. Despite the Corona virus pandemic. Beijing began reopening factories and stores during the period ending in June. Still, analysts say it was the weakest quarterly growth in China in nearly 30 years. Wall Street futures are lower this morning. Down futures are down 227 points. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..

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03:56 min | 2 years ago

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"It's on Trump's tax returns and one of the Republican founders of the Lincoln Project on how they're trolling Trump and we purchased ad space around the White House around the times when we know he's watching television, and we know what channels he's watching to make sure that he sees our public schools here in L. A are scheduled to start the fall semester next month, and no one knows what that will look like. Have an underground railroad smuggling out LGBTQ people out of Chechnya and how to enjoy your summer without getting on a plane. We want to be safe. We have decided that it's all about Opie. Be other people's backyards. Newses now Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi, saying the U. S. Supreme Court's clearing the way for New York prosecutors to eventually get hold of President Trump's tax returns and other financial documents, saying the Manhattan D a subpoena is enforceable. It's telling Congressional Democrats they'll have to wait for a lower court to hash out separation of powers issues. As echoed by White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, the president is fiercely shielding his financial records. His taxes air under audit on and when they're no longer under audit, he will release them. The public's unlikely to see Trump's returns before the presidential election. U S Supreme Court delivered a major victory today for Native American tribal sovereignty. We have more from K O s use Alison Herrera In a 5 to 4 vote, The Supreme Court sided with a Miss Gogi Creek nation in Oklahoma Justice Gorsuch Joint Justices Kegan Ginsberg, sort of yore and briar to issue the opinion. Writing for the majority, Gorsuch said. Quote today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law. Because Congress has not said otherwise We hold the government to its word. End quote Alison Knitted a reporting the administration is imposing sanctions and visa restrictions on four current and former senior officials of China's Communist Party for human rights abuses. Against ethnic and religious minorities. NPR's Jackie Northam, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, says the Chinese Communist Party officials targeted Uighurs, ethnic Kazaks and other minority groups in the northwest region of Xin Jiang. Pompeo contends those groups were subjected to horrific and systematic abuses, such as forced labor mast attention and forced population control in an attempt to erase their culture and Muslim faith. One official is in charge of security in the area, another build attention camps and others drew up the policies against the ethnic minorities. The sanctions come at a particularly bitter time in relations between the US and China, exacerbated by the trade war in the Corona virus pandemic. Jackie Northam NPR NEWS Washington The mayor of Seoul, South Korea, has been found dead after a massive police search for one of the ruling party's most powerful figures. NPR's Anthony Koon reports. Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency chief of Detectives Twe exude told reporters at a briefing that rescue dogs found Mayor Pa Kwan soon in a wooded park just after midnight, he said the cause of death is under investigation, but there's no evidence of homicide. Park's daughter filed a missing persons report and told police that her father had left a message that sounded like a will try X, who added that police had received a complaint which they're investigating, But he didn't say what it was about. Cock was a veteran human rights lawyer and activist. He was also seen is a likely contender for the presidency in the next elections in 2022. Anthony Kun NPR news soul, This is NPR news. It's been 25 years since the shrubbery Pizza massacre in Bosnia, the worst killing on European soil since World War two. Joanna Kisses reports that Bosnians air holding funerals for eight recently identified victims. She's wearing.

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"jackie northam" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:42 min | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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

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00:35 sec | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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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"jackie northam" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KCRW

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"jackie northam" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"jackie northam" Discussed on KCRW

"Including some in Asia. Jackie Northam, NPR news. You're listening to morning edition on KCRW. Now this from KCRW news. One historian argues that congresswoman Alexandra your oak, casket Cortez is a once in a generation political talent her ability to kind of boil down complex and abstract policy ideas in ways that are very blunt and emotional. That's a very remarkable accomplishment by seeing the popularity of this young democrat into historical context that story coming up on morning edition next. You take us next time on KCRW's all things considered. The partial government shutdown is put President Trump's ability to deliver a traditional state of the union address in doubts could the tradition itself. Be risk. Also, how the FBI and its investigations are navigating a Washington DC in gridlock, and what this year's Oscar nominations. Tell us about any progress made in Hollywood on race on gender sexuality. I hope you'll join us for all things considered from NPR and KCRW a Tuesday edition at four thirty. Now, this from KCRW knows democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California is taking the plunge diving into the right for presidential nomination. Some political observers say she could be a strong contender as a woman an African American and the child of two immigrants, but critics also starting to weigh in on her candidacy as KCRW's Jerry Glazer explains. Supporters say the questioning the sign of her background as a prosecutor is tough, but appropriate certain conservatives caller bully. Meanwhile, some progressive say while she was DA of San Francisco and state attorney general she didn't do enough to crackdown on police misconduct, and that she opposed reforms to California's three strikes law that would have led to life sentences only in cases involving serious or violent felonies Harris has also come under fire for deciding while she was a g not to bring charges against Steven Mnuchin for allegedly breaking state foreclosure laws while he was head. Of one West Bank..

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