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As Aftershocks Rattle Croatia, Earthquake Recovery Is Slow and Perilous
"Continued to rock central croatia. Today after a six point three earthquake hit on tuesday. Killing at least seven people joanna kakissis reports. Several towns are now in ruins. Rescue teams have been working throughout the night. Trying to find survivors in towns like pet thenia where a twelve year old girl was among the first earthquake. Victims identified petten. Yes twenty five. Thousand residents are sleeping in tents or in their cars terrified of aftershocks that continued into wednesday thousands of others in nearby villages were also displaced the european union of which croatia is a member state is sending its crisis management chief to the earthquake struck area. Tuesday's quake was the strongest ever registered in croatia. An earthquake hit the same spot on monday for npr news. I'm joanna
Hungarian Journalists Launch Independent News Site Amid Tightening Government Control
"Hungary's nationalist prime minister. Viktor Orban often does what president trump does. He calls factual reporting fake news or on and his allies now control more than eighty percent of the media outlets in Hungary. Here's Joanna Kakissis. Earlier this month that a small office in Budapest Tush Bobby and huddled with his colleagues around a computer and counted down. There proud funded new site telex was about to go live. The cheered and hugged is their stories hit the web. I couldn't believe we were able to launch daleks at all because just two months before disaster struck our previous workplace. We still feel like bursting into tears when we think about what happened there and how it all ended just a few months ago the staff of Telex, another outlet called index the most widely read news website in Hungary Szabo's dual. Then editor in chief says readers relied on index for definitive news reporting most recently on the pandemic as well as scoops that pro government media ignored Kim similar to. Like win a mayor from the ruling party got caught with a sex tape or when Hungary's ambassador to Peru was accused of paedophilia the government was annoyed. It could not suppress these stories ex prime. Minister Viktor Orban called us. News factory this spring one of the prime minister's allies spot a controlling stake in a company that's in charge of indexes revenue surgery on data quest. As. Consultants wanted to outsource work to outsiders of course posted then you've got fired. In July more than seventy index journalists quit in protest they flanked Managing Editor Veronica Moon at a press conference. Piston cast nick our editors firing was a red line for us. We are united and we would really like to stay together in some form. This off felt familiar to anders pet though who worked at a newspaper that also lost its editorial independence while run by the same pro or bond businessman re came under pressure from our own management. To drop certain stories to remove certain stories from the website and said, no than the editor in chief was forced out of his job, and then I resigned and many other people resigned
Some migrants move into tents after fire guts Greek camp
"Greek authorities are moving thousands of migrants left homeless on a Greek island by catastrophic fires destroyed. Europe's largest refugee camp. Joanna Kakissis has more from Athens. Greek, authorities started setting up tents after the locals blocked access to ships that were supposed to temporarily house the migrants more than twelve thousand asylum-seekers. Many of them young children have since been sleeping on roadsides in improvised tents made of reeds and salvage tarp
Greece condemns Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque
"The top leaders of Greece are slamming. Decision to turn the highest Sophia Museum into a Mosque Is considered the greatest example of Byzantine Christian architecture in the World Joanna. Kakissis reports from Athens on Greece's response to Turkey's move. I guess a Fiat. which the Greeks Call I guess of? Yeah was built fifteen hundred years ago as an Orthodox Christian Cathedral Greek Prime Minister Kitty Echoes. Mitsotakis said turning this museum back into a mosque would damage Turkey's relations with Greece in the Western world. The Ottomans converted I. Associate to a mosque and fourteen fifty three when they conquered the. The Byzantine city of Constantinople and changed its name to Istanbul Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who founded modern Turkey, a secular nation ordered idea Sofia's conversion to a museum eighty five years ago for NPR news I'm Joanna Kakissis in
Hungary Moves to End Rule by Decree
"Hungary's parliament voted to end a controversial law allowing the country's powerful prime minister to rule by decree during the crime virus pandemic Joanna Kakissis reports critics call this emergency rule law a power grab by leader who has eroded democratic checks and balances in the European Union country Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban has promised to officially end decree rule by June twentieth he says critics should apologize for accusing him of using the pandemic to grab power democracy watch doctor noted that the emergency law had no sunset clause and allowed him to sidestep parliament it also criminalized the spreading of false information about the pandemic Orban has used the law district municipalities of tax revenue he also dispatch the military help operate businesses considered nationally strategic Orban's critics say he has a poor record on democracy he spent his decade in power taking over courts media and the
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"You can trust us about a minute kindly he thanks them for following the rules and urges them to stay vigilant it's crucial because Greece cannot afford another lockdown it's just recovering from a decade long economic depression do you think he'd won the country that basically had no margin for maneuvering so did you get those little blue is an economist with the European trade union institute in Brussels the kind of policy is that the one needs right now Greece is in the worst possible position to carry them forward the economy is expected to shrink up to nine percent this year unemployment could return to twenty two percent Ellen the club the end who says her restaurant was thriving before the pandemic now it's future looks precarious the only thing you can do is keep fighting for it because there's no other option really she likens the Greeks the limit to the myth of Sisyphus the ancient keen who pushed a giant boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down again for NPR news I'm Joanna Kakissis in Athens this is NPR news it is Jennifer ferro KCRW's president life is so different right now it's hard to grasp how high the stakes are from your rotation of beds to the kitchen table to the living room sofa and if you're lucky the backyard to you essential workers keeping the world operating thank you and for those of you who are sick or who have loved ones who are sick the anxiety must be enormous what I can do is promise you that K..
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"News you can trust us about a minute Kelly he thanks them for following the rules and urges them to stay vigilant it's crucial because Greece cannot afford another lockdown it's just recovering from a decade long economic depression do you think he'd won the country that basically had no margin for maneuvering so did you get those little blue is an economist with the European trade union institute in Brussels the kind of policy is that the one needs right now Greece is in the worst possible position to carry them forward the economy is expected to shrink up to nine percent this year unemployment could return to twenty two percent Ellen the club the anew says her restaurant was thriving before the pandemic now it's future looks precarious the only thing you can do is keep fighting for it because there's no other option really she likens the Greeks the limit to the myth of Sisyphus the ancient keen who pushed a giant boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down again for NPR news I'm Joanna Kakissis in Athens this is NPR news this is W. NYC stay with us there's more morning edition just ahead in New Jersey many families unable to find affordable housing have taken up long term residence in hotels but now some are being threatened with eviction despite having no where to go we'll have more on that coming up later this hour here on morning.
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"Winds and hail residents are being warned to brace for possible tornadoes some three hundred million orthodox Christians around the world are observing Easter today many of them and coronavirus lockdown from Athens Joanna Kakissis reports Greeks confined to their home or finding other ways to celebrate Athens is usually empty during Easter many Indians travel to ancestral villages to roast lamb and celebrate the most important holiday in Orthodox Christianity this year the government imposed a strict a lock down to prevent the spread of cold at nineteen so quarantine Greeks barbecued on their balconies while listening to folk music churches are closed to the public but priest hold services that are broadcast live the priest saying the traditional Easter him three starts honesty or Christ is risen Greeks sing along on their balconies for NPR news I'm Joanna Kakissis in Athens yesterday's live streamed and televised one world global concert raised more than a hundred twenty seven million dollars for the World Health Organization and charities fighting the corona virus pandemic John legend the rolling stones and former first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura bush were among the high wattage appearances I'm Barbara Klein NPR news support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include PBS with the man who tried to feed the world.
Hungary’s government accused of using pandemic for ‘power grab’
"The Hungarian government is pushing to strip the country's mayors of their powers the move comes days after the parliament granted the prime minister on president of distorting is Joanna Kakissis reports the changes have sparked outcry across the European Union Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban is being accused of using the corona virus pandemic to grab power lawmakers passed a law on Monday that gives him the right to rule by decree indefinitely the following day he tried to push through a new bill that would sideline all of the country's mayors the mayor of Budapest Kerr get car shown as a young and popular progressive will beat Orban's far right candidate Russian them okay Steve hold on the US market this is not a time for small minded power games he said in a televised statement this is a time for cooperation the government rescinded the bill but some E. U. leaders say Brussels must punish or bond for attacking
Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
"European Union officials are joining Greece's prime minister today at a fortified land border with Turkey thousands of migrants are trying to leave Turkey and it agrees Joanna Kakissis reports from Athens Greece accuses Turkey of using migrants to create chaos European Commission president Ursula funder lane and two other top EU leaders say they support Greek efforts to police EDU borders against illegal migration Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis as he also has president trump support human rights advocates have slammed it means attack is for freezing asylum requests and deporting undocumented migrants the U. N. says Greece has no legal basis to suspend the right to asylum thousands of migrants of line the Turkish Greek land border since Friday when Turkey declared the path to Europe open migrants are also trying to cross my feed a baby drowned on Monday when a boat
Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar despite U.S. pressure
"Oil tanker at the heart of diplomatic tensions assailed away from the british territory of gibraltar and here's joanna kakissis reports from istanbul that the u._s. failed to seize the ship for itself. Britain's royal marines impounded the oil tanker near gibraltar on july fourth. They said it's cargo more than two. You million barrels of iranian crude oil was bound for syria in violation of european union sanctions in retaliation. Iran sees the british flag tanker in in the strait of hormuz. Gibraltar released the ship on thursday but then a u._s. Federal court issued a warrant for it saying the vessel had ties to iran's revolutionary guard gibraltar authorities say e u law prevents them from detaining the ship to comply with the u._s. Warrant iranian state media report that tehran may send navy ships test scores the tanker joanna
Hopes Fade for Finding Survivors of Budapest Tourist Boat Crash
"In Budapest Hungary, say at least seven tourists have drowned after their sightseeing boat capsized in the Danube river, at least seven people have been rescued. Joanna kakissis reports from Vienna. Twenty-one people are missing a team of emergency workers are searching for survivors in the Dan Ube the historic river dividing, the Hungarian capital. Visitors often tour Budapest by cruising the river authorities say at least thirty South Korean tourists and tour guides and to Hungarian crew members were aboard one of those river cruise boats on Wednesday their boat called the mermaid, apparently crash into another river cruise vessel and flipped over. The Danube is swollen after days of rain it strong currents overwhelmed the tourists. The governments of South Korea, and Hungary said they would investigate what caused the accident
Viktor Orban, Trump And Prime Minister discussed on Latino USA
"The reversal prime minister of Hungary visits the White House tomorrow the first visit by a Hungarian premier. Since two thousand five Joanna kakissis reports Viktor Orban like President Trump has made cracking down on immigration, his signature issue or bond rose to prominence after a million asylum-seekers from the Middle East and elsewhere arrived in Europe in two thousand fifteen he and his surrogates call them invaders and built a razor wire fence to keep them out. Balaj hid biggie is the spokesman of Orban's political party feed as he points to differences between
Liberal activist elected as Slovakia's first female president
"The small central European country. Three of Slovakia has elected its first female, president Joanna kakissis reports she's a forty five year old anti corruption activist and lawyer with little political experience, but a loyal following. Susannah, Chibuto vi- gained prominence after leading a fourteen year. Fight to shut down a toxic illegal landfill. It won her a major international environmental award in two thousand sixteen when she explained what the fight had taught her. I'll fight with evil is not against evil people. But against the evil action. The presidential post is largely ceremonial but Chiku Davao wants to use it as a platform to promote transparency in Slovakia, historically, corrupt politics. She decided to run after the murder last year of journalist Yang Kusak. Investigated that
EU Struggles To Rein In Hungary's Hard-Line Government
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from American pest as the leading provider of safe sustainable pest control solutions across the DMV. Let American past help you take back your home or business. From menacing pests. Visit them today at American pest dot net. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor or Bon leads a nationalist movement that calls for immigrants out of Europe. His government condemns e you leaders, even as the EU pays for schools roads, even vanity projects, but NPR's Joanna kakissis explains that his war against Brussels may have gone too far. In the cosy town of hot von just outside Budapest, Eric Gaza. Doug sits on a bench outside the hospital or her husband just had surgery the EU paid to remodel this hospital. But she's no fan of Brussels. Does I would buy when you the nag? I wish you leaders would stop letting in migrants because these guys do really bad things in Europe. They rape our women and kill our people. It's all over the news. She seen giant billboard showing the president of the European Commission. John Claude euchre with Hungarian American billionaire. George Soros Hungary's government falsely claimed Soto says planning to flood Europe with migrants, you have a right to know what Brussels is planning to do. The billboard reads these billboards or all over, Hungary, and they've enraged leaders in Brussels. European Commission spokesman ATC NAS. Call. The message fake news that six to Bain dark picture of a secret plot the drive more migration to Europe allegedly siennas said Brussels would fight back and the European People's Party the largest in the European parliament is threatening the kickout Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party feed as but at party headquarters, and has or Bon loyalist defend the campaign. Hello. I'm joanna. Nice to meet you. We just call things as the art. And we talk about reality. I meet feed as spokesman Balaj he'd begi in his seventh floor office. Overlooking. The Danube the EU has reduced the number of migrants arriving to European shores to the lowest level in five years yet he insists e you leaders are promoting migration politicians are saying that well, the European population is decreasing that doesn't have children born. So what we need to do to have the our economies, etc. So bringing people from Africa from the Middle East and Asia, we don't believe that's the right answer. His government is instead giving tax breaks to Hungarian mothers with four or more children the baby making supposed to make up for a growing labor shortage. Partly the result of tens of thousands of Hungarians leaving for better wages in other EU countries hit Vicky says the EU has been. Benefited from Hungary, opened our markets. We've opened our economies beneficial for investors to companies the multinational companies mostly from western Europe. We're both up entire industries and taking advantage of for example, cheaper labor. So he does not see the e you money that goes into Hungarian, roads and schools and hospitals is a gift, but millions have also gone into vanity projects that anti-corruption activists say enrich government cronies this crime. Up given just around the corner from the e u financed hospital in hot von there's a bicycle road an adventure park that cost the e you almost four million dollars. It's damaged and deserted. The entrance is locked so local councilmen Yoshida beetle lets us in. He says it's only had forty one visitors since opening in twenty fifteen. I won't keen on the eve gives us money to promote tourism. This was supposed to be a park for extreme cyclist. But it looks like a half finished construction site. It's like telling the e you keep sending us the money. But this is how world spent. At a nearby. Cafe middle aged dock workers old cheese shar is having lunch with his wife. He calls the bicycle park and Barra saying the anti-brussels campaign cringe-worthy, but he does not expect a you leaders to punish Hungary, Fs oh. But exit no chance they want to keep the us together and the fixture or bond gets his way in European elections of the spring. It will be very different e you one run by anti immigrant nationalists. Joanna kakissis. NPR news hot fun, Hungary. 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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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he'll bring President Trump's latest border security proposal to the floor for a vote this week. It'll need a sixty vote majority and NPR's Scott detro- tells us it's not likely to win enough democratic support to pass the democratic stance has been what it's been all along. They're saying we need to reopen the government first, and then we will negotiate on these border issues. House Democrats have passed several bills doing that the Senate is voting on them as for the president's offer itself. They're pointing out the president is getting everything he wants here that five point seven billion dollars for a border wall. And he's offering short-term restoration of two programs that he was the one who made the decision to end. So Democrats do not appear to be moved Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has been holding talks in Pakistan, part of an effort to reset u s Pakistani relations and. Assistance from Slama bar to help him the seventeen year war enough ghanistan obtuse ATar reports from Slama Bod is speaking at a press conference in Islamabad Graham said the US in order for to walk away from Afghanistan Islamabad is seeking to facilitate talks between the Taliban and Washington as President Trump has vowed to draw down US troops in of understan- Graham, also affirmed US support for Pakistan, Pakistan is a nuclear armed country. It is in our interest to make sure it stays stable and moving forward not going backward. Separately, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. General Joseph Dunford met with Pakistan army chief general budget to discuss a way forward in Afghanistan and the region. Todd NPR news Islamabad. Authorities at the Vatican are scrambling to organize the pope's big global summit on clergy sex-abuse NPR's. Tom gjelten reports. It's scheduled to get underway a month from now the abuse crisis has rocked the Catholic church to its core. Father Thomas Reese, a columnist for the religion news service worries that by ordering his bishops to Rome to deal with it. Pope Francis may have taken on too much. I afraid that expectations are so high that people are going to be disappointed US bishops know, how important it'll be to show progress in dealing with clergy abuse. We says but bishops from other countries may not be so prepared the pope's priority at this meeting is to get them to understand what a crisis were facing. And that they need to go back to their countries and get the other bishops on board to deal with it. No meeting like this has ever been held Tom Chilton NPR news. Across the northeast transportation is being disrupted by major storm that stumping, heavy snow and threatens thick ice cover. More than three thousand flights are either delayed or cancelled this is NPR. Saudi led forces have launched air strikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa, which is held by rebel who the fighters. A coalition spokesman says they targeted military facilities. The who they say the strikes hit food and plastics factories there. The first airstrikes in Yemen. Since a ceasefire plan was agreed to last month for the key port city of Hodeidah a rising young tennis star from Greece. Stephanos city pass has knocked icon Roger Federer out of the Australian Open. Joanna kakissis reports on the huge upset. When Stephanos to see past one match, his fans broke out into raucous cheers. Then Linke twenty year old with the long golden hued. Curls. Look, elated and stunned and a press conference after his win. He explained why beat my idol my idol today bait became pretty much. My rival not moment is is definitely something that I will never ever ever forget fetter who is thirty seven has won twenty grand slam titles, and is widely considered. The greatest tennis player of all time. There was also an upset on the women's circuit. Danielle Collins an unranked American knocked out the world's number two seed Angelique Kerber for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis. The NFL Super Bowl competitors will be decided today next hour the New Orleans Saints faced the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC title. And in the AFC the New England Patriots take on Kansas City Chiefs..
Legendary Chocolatiers Leave War-Torn Syria For Hungary
"Serious war has devastated. So many lives not brooded so many families and businesses for that matter, including one of Syria's oldest chocolate makers, it's a company called grow. We a brand synonymous in the Arab world with something special a gift of handmade chocolate or fragrant candied fruit. Now, this company is reopened in a country. That hasn't been so welcoming to immigrants Joanna kakissis has the story from Budapest. On Benxi avenue in Budapest is lined with luxury boutiques representing the finest names in Europe, the name rally stands out, this boutiques from Syria inside their sculpted, walls and ceiling murals, designed by the same man who crafted Cartier jewellery shops. But the jewels inside the glass cases here or handmade hand painted chocolates. No, EMMY, Tsing clusky. Where's plastic gloves to select them for curious Hungarians? Yeah. And they s like what makes this gieco special? And so we thought them how much effort goes into each piece of chocolate who does not have to brief tourists from the Middle East people recognize the name like they're just coming. Oh, my God is is with the growing. Like, we said, yes. The grocery that's one that you know from before Basan Mugabe who ran the company came from one of Syria's oldest merchant families. He wore tailored, suits and loved classical music. He named one chocolate after an opera by composer, FRANZ Liszt. And he supplied chocolate to the Queen of England his wife that I'm yes as he believed in his chocolate that was amazing me that every time he wanted to taste his own chocolate. He has. Sparked in his eyes, and he looked at it as if he's seeing it the first time, and then he's so happy, but war forced the family out of Syria. You know, you don't really leave your country. You take it with you. This man of the memory everything roses from Damascus pistachios from Aleppo apricots from Huta. Here's Basan talking with a Chinese news network need good machines. But you need the people who is in love with talked of making chocolate. He flew many of his staff from Syria with him to Budapest. They reopened their factory in Hungary where they could afford real estate and labor costs in Europe. Hungary was not kind to Syrian refugees walking through Europe in twenty fifteen Hungary in police attacked them with batons water cannons at the border. To tech Jimmy Hudson. Nebulous Prime Minister Viktor Orban's has repeatedly declared that Hungary is not a nation for immigrants, but his administration. Welcome. Does it always they had money Bassano? Could I we invested in Hungary and made this promotional video celebrating his company's relaunch there were looking to build a beautiful presence in Ongeri and to Hungary on the chocolate map of exporting high quality chocolate. Then just as the company was taking off again. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He died in may his wife. Rania now finds solace in the Budapest teak. They built together. It's making me feel that I'm was have. And it makes me closer to him. What's closer to him? And this is the only way for her eyes fill with tears, but you watch them away. There's a work to do the shop is full. In serious legendary chocolate here is expanding to Paris for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis in Budapest.
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"Demonstration on social media for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis in Budapest. It's morning edition on WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. Good morning. It's five forty to. Stay tuned later today on all of it with Alison Stewart, Allah speak with Irish actress show Ronin she's playing the Scottish Mary Stewart who fought bitterly with her cousin. Elizabeth I in Josie Rourke's film, Mary Queen of Scots plus an update on the status of marijuana legalization in New Jersey. That's today on all of it starting at noon here on WNYC right now, here's John Schaefer with today's gig alert. David Byrne has just released an EP of songs recorded during his tour this year specifically during his concert at Brooklyn's K theater. The EP is called the best live show of all time. That's not David Byrne talking. That's what the taste making British magazine. An EMMY called his tour the EP includes three songs from berms eighteen album American utopia as well. As a couple of his old talking heads numbers, and this fun tune that he wrote back in two thousand eight with the leading British rapper. Dizzy, rascal. It's called Kojak. That's Jan by David Byrne recorded live at Brooklyn's King's Theatre, the song is part of our weekly news around here. The whole thing at new sounds dot.
Executive of China's Huawei asks for bail in U.S. extradition case
"Claimed the pact would legalize mass migration and criminalize. Those who criticize it Joanna kakissis reporting the US has joined with Russia. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking the endorsement of a major study on the effects of global warming. The action came at world climate talks in Poland more negotiators are working out how to implement the goals of the Paris climate accord, critics say the US and other nations object to the reports. Call for a gradual end to the use of fossil fuels. On Wall Street, the Dow was down two hundred twelve points. The NASDAQ is down more than fifteen. You're listening to NPR news.
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"Choir voices. Fedral Bush was remembered for his faith humility lifelong devotion to public service. But the memorial was also filled with some light hearted moments. Like when his son former President, George W Bush remembered his dad as almost perfect, but not totally perfect. His short game was lousy. He wasn't exactly Fred Astaire on the dance floor. The man couldn't stomach vegetables. Especially broccoli Bush later choked back tears as he referred to as dad as the best father a child could have Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington climate change is not only pushing up sea levels the World Health Organization claims. It's also making people sick NPR's, Jason Bobi and reports. A new study finds air pollutants contribute to nearly seven million deaths annually the report released an ongoing UN climate conference argues that the health benefits of the two thousand fifteen Paris climate agreement would far outweigh the entire cost of implementing that landmark deal officials from the WHO say that the greatest health benefit from the Paris accord would be in better air quality reductions in fossil fuel combustion would dramatically reduce air pollution that in turn could save a million lives a year. According to the report in addition to the increasing impact of droughts, floods and other weather related disasters on people's well-being. The report says that rising temperatures are allowing some diseases. To spread more easily. For instance, dang gay has expanded its range by roughly ten percent since the nineteen fifties Jason bobbie-ann NPR. News two dozen Amazon warehouse workers in New Jersey reportedly being medically treated for exposure to fumes from bear repellant. Many of them were having trouble breathing at least one person is reported to be in critical condition. A non-binding UN global pact on migration is roiling some European governments just days before summit on the issue in Morocco. Joanna kakissis reports several European governments have refused to endorse the pact. The European Union's migration minister they meet threes. Avramopolous said the pact is supposed to make migration. More orderly and humane is in the interests of Europe. And. Directly or indirectly involved in. But at least six EU countries have refused to support the pact. And it's caused political turmoil in Belgium and the Netherlands. That's Joanna kakissis reporting this is NPR and you're listening to WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd drivers at four at based car service companies in New York City will be guaranteed to earn more than seventeen dollars per hour. Under a rule pass by the taxi and limousine commission that measure comes after a study found a majority of drivers don't make a living wage bay Ravi Desai is with the New York taxi workers alliance. She says it's a start. There's been such a deep crisis of poverty among drivers crossers entire industry. We still have a long way to go to make sure that absolutely no driver gets left behind at based companies will probably have to raise rates or reduce the number of. Cars on the road to comply and the owner of the iconic strand bookstore in Greenwich Village is fighting efforts to landmark the building last summer, the city's landmarks preservation commission listed the eleven story. Renaissance revival building as a candidate for land marking. But at a hearing yesterday, the store's owner who also owns the building said the designation will add red tape and cost whenever she needs to make repairs Gotham missed reporter, Claire lamp and says some neighbors suggested alternatives. The residents of the neighborhood itself are saying that there are a lot of smaller buildings that don't get the same kind of attention, but still had the same comparable integrity. The commission says the strands building is worth landmark consideration as one of the city's early skyscrapers this afternoon. Mostly cloudy tonight, mostly cloudy in the evening gradual clearing with a low around twenty nine degrees. Currently, it's thirty seven degrees. Partly cloudy in central park at three oh six..
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"Role in that home. Right. There's about twelve of their okay, they know where to get assistance from medically. They have some medical issues hundred. Needs of families are still sheltering in school buildings around the region along NPR news, Jackson county, Florida migrant drownings in the Mediterranean Sea have reached an all time high this year, and as Joanna kakissis reports from Athens. The United Nations warns against a rising tide of osteology the UN says the anti migrant rhetoric that's rising in Europe is toxic and divisive. In a statement, the U N High Commissioner for refugees Filipo Grandi said the anti migrant rhetoric is out of touch with reality. Falsely painting Europe as a place under siege by foreigners Grandy called the scapegoating. These are human lives. He said more than seventeen hundred migrants. Have drowned so far this year, mostly in the central Mediterranean? They're trying to reach Italy where an anti refugee government has tried to ban all private humanitarian vessels, rescuing migrants whose flimsy boats sink in this long and perilous stretch of sea. For NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis. In athens. European Union leaders are giving themselves several more weeks potentially until the end of the year to clinch a friendly divorce with Britain before their separation. Brexit summit on Wednesday avoided any friction, but also produced no tangible results on Wall Street stocks ended slightly lower on Wednesday. Trading remain choppy, the Dow Jones industrial average gave up ninety one points after being down as much as three hundred nineteen earlier the NASDAQ composite slipped two points, the s&p five hundred index fell less than one point. This is NPR news. ABC's? The Connors a spin off of its recent revival of the sitcom Roseanne drew ten point five million viewers in its debut Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Duggan's says the ratings were still strong, even without the original show star viewers in the Connors. Learn pretty quickly how star Roseanne Barr had been written off around show her character Roseanne CONNER died off camera after an opioid overdose. The controversy didn't bring blockbuster viewership on Tuesday. But the Connors ratings ranked it as the most watch new show in the fall TV season. So far with audience numbers close to the ten point three million people who watched the last episode of Roseanne in may. ABC develop the Connors as a version of its Roseanne revival without Roseanne Barr after the star center racist tweet, and may that prompted the network to cancel the sitcom bar issued. A statement criticizing the decision to kill off her character as quote grim and morbid Eric Duggan's NPR news. Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace on Wednesday and some retail shops had the turn away customers after selling all they had Canada's national approach allows unfettered banking for the pot industry. Inter province shipments of cannabis and billions of dollars in investment, a sharp contrast with prohibitions in the United States where nine states have legalized recreational sales of pot and more than thirty have approved medical marijuana Canadians can also order marijuana products through websites run by provinces or private retailers and have a delivered to their home by.
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"This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm David Greene. The European Union considers itself a haven for journalists who are persecuted in other countries. But in the last year, the twenty eight member block has faced the murders of two investigative journalists within its own borders. So when the host of a TV show spotlighting corruption was found raped and murdered in Bulgaria last weekend. You leaders demanded an investigation. Joanna kakissis reports from Russa Bulgaria where the murder took place. TV host, Victoria. Marina VAR told friends last Saturday that she was going jogging a few hours later her body was found in a wooded park along the Danube river. She had been beaten raped and suffocated retired ironworker you're done e-coli of told police he'd seen a man running away from the scene that day much of it's not a secluded place on most days. I see people here every day. Now, they stay away because of her murder Monday. Nobody was well known in this lush scenic city of about one hundred and fifty thousand people she was the young driven star the local Fibre Channel run by her ex husband, spilling maximal, she wouldn't be satisfied just to just to find out the truth and bring it to the public. She wanted to change the Maxime of had wanted her to host the fashion program. But she refused. She was interested in social inequality. Incorrect. Option. So she created an in-depth news program called detector. Detector. The first story she featured was about Bulgarian politicians and businessmen MRI using European Union funds. It was joint report by independent journalists in Romania and Bulgaria. Her producer, Yvonne, Stefan of anticipated backlash. I've said we'll be sure that you want to release this when marine Uva turned up murdered Stefan of says, an international press group offered to evacuate him out of Bulgaria said I will not go out L stay here because we must not afraid press groups say journalists are vilified everywhere Ernest saga of the international federation for journalists told the TV network EuroNews that they're increasingly targeted and murdered all over the world. And the only difference between the parts of the world and Europe is that you try to find a stronger in the U to fight hunger. This kind of crimes and also the ability of the institutions to investigate this crumbs. Authorities in e you Member States are currently investigating two high profile murders of journalists both were investigating corruption. Slovak journalists young Kuchiak and. His fiancee were both shot dead in February in their home. In southwestern Slovakia, three people were recently, charged in the murders and almost a year ago in the EU smallest Member State the island nation of Malta investigative reporter Daphne cut on a Galicia was blown up in a car bomb. The mastermind is still at large wanna glitzy, son. Matthew, who is also an investigative journalist describes the dangerous in reporting on corruption every gender Susan investigating corruption. Over long periods of time and gets really deep into a story. They all fear for their lives at some point. Everyone is the most dangerous thing to Calvert. Agenda's more dangerous than war even. It's still not clear why the Bulgarian TV host, Victoria. Marina was murdered though. Police say the evidence so far indicate she just may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, they say they have enough proof to charge. A twenty one year old won't Gary and man with a criminal record for the murder. He fled to Germany and was arrested there mighty Novus ex husband spilling Maxime of lights candle at a memorial for her near a fountain. He says he trusts the authorities from the facts that we see right now. But it's also obvious that journalists in Europe have been murdered. And and there's a problem, and we have to deal with it. He wants European leaders to keep pushing for press freedom for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis in Russa Bulgaria..
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"About two hundred fifty workers are in the Greek dockworkers union run by Europe's Hoover's he cannot stomach the new reality for most workers at the port and blames Costco. They won't silent obedient cheap workers with no unions in this means, no rights. What's if we don't want this future? We have taken from all fathers passed with certain rights certain conditions want to pass it to our children to our future. Dockworkers? Costco's pareo CEO food Chung chill and his deputy declined. NPR's interview requests, a Costco, spokesman said it an Email that after quote long and productive negotiations. A labor agreement was signed that benefits both sides. The European Union's been largely silent on the labor concerns, but three SOS Lamberti. These greece's. Secretary of ports says he has heard from e you officials who are. Suddenly worried that China's running a European port. There's me to be able to get the Geena. We're all aware that the Chinese state is behind a company like Cosco was the EU that pushed us to sell airport to Costco, in the first place. We were in debt we had little bargaining power. He says the EU underestimated China. He. And now that the Chinese flag is raised in pareos. It's too late for regrets for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis in pariahs grief. As we said Peres was just the beginning. China has snapped up about a tenth of Europe's port capacity in just the last decade. I'm going to hear about that later this week. Okay..
Manhattan DA's office drops more than 3,000 open marijuana cases
"Hake. Some three thousand people in Manhattan have old warrants for low level marijuana offenses can breathe easier right now. A judge approved the DA Sivan's has motion to dismiss those warrants. The decision won't expunge the records of people charged with marijuana related crimes that would require a change in state law. But van says his office is doing what it can. So for today. What I am the power to do is is vacate warrants for open cases and dismissed the underlying misdemeanor violations that is within my power to do is district. Attorney. And that is the step on taking today. The judge's decision comes amid a citywide reevaluation of marijuana policy Vance's office, stop prosecuting low level offenses last month and the NYPD has started issuing tickets for marijuana violations. Instead of making
Malta: Aquarius humanitarian ship can dock, migrants to be shared
"The smallest Member State in the. European Union Malta, has agreed to let humanitarian ship that rescued one hundred, and forty-one migrants, at sea dock at one of. Its ports Joanna kakissis reports from Athens that, five EU countries will take in the migrants the humanitarian ship called the Aquarius rescued. The migrants off the coast of Libya last week international, law says migrants rescued at. Sea must go to the closest port but Malta. Initially refused entry as did neighboring Italy if an. Affair coup in Irish nurse aboard the Aquarius said it a video blog that many migrants from Somalia and our, trae I heard a story from one Minor who've begun his journey f. fourteen he's. No sixteen and has been tortured and, has been sold many times Malta agreed to. Let the ship dock after five EU countries Spain Portugal Luxembourg Germany and France agreed to take in the
The Latest: 'Serious' signs of arson seen in Greece fire
"From NPR news in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly the remains of what are believed. To be fifty five American servicemen killed during the Korean war have been handed over to the US there flag-draped cases were. Placed aboard a US military plane in North Korea today and flown to the Ozan airbase in South Korea The handover was agreed to. And President Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong UN a formal ceremony and South Korea is scheduled next week Officials in Greece say many people are still missing following this week's deadly forest fire search teams, are looking through burned out homes. For more victims divers are in the ocean where. Many ran to escape the flames. As Joanna kakissis reports from Athens the death toll stands at Eighty-three relatives are looking in morgues for missing loved ones medical, examiner say, it's virtually impossible tiger bodies burned beyond recognition in the fire disaster experts from Germany. Or helping the Greeks identify the bodies through DNA sampling Greek authorities suspect arson caused. The fire survivors blame the government for the lack of evacuation routes a large wildfire. In northern California has left one person dead and three firefighters. Injured the body. Of the. Bulldozer operator. Was found last night in the city of reading I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news, in Washington and in New York this is WNYC good morning I'm Kelly Nolan New, Yorkers with ties to Pakistan or closely following this week's election there Imran Khan is claiming victory, is, the nation's next prime minister and critics are accusing the former cricket star of vote rigging and colluding with the military Masud. Owns Lahore a Pakistani deli in SoHo he says he's been a fan of consensus cricket days he's, very ambitious guy he's very strong. So he's he whatever he thinks he can make. It Wednesday's election marked the second. Time in the country's seventy year history that one civilian government handed power to another after serving out a full term US, immigration and, customs enforcement arrested sixty five people last week in New York City and on Long. Island most had been previously deported and forty eight were convicted of crimes other than. Being in the US illegally w. s. h. us Terry Sheridan has more nine or. Being held for prosecution the rest of being processed for deportation. Ice released a. Statement that. Criticize so So called sanctuary cities and. Democratic politicians they said the twenty nine those arrested were released by local. Authorities despite having an active detain her the, agency also says that because. Of this they have no choice but to conduct at lodge arrests, in neighborhoods work sites they warned that there will be collateral arrests one of. The most, powerful politicians in New York before corruption charges. Abruptly ended his career. Is scheduled to. Be sentenced for a second time today the fate of. Former assembly speaker Sheldon silver rests with the judge who ordered him. Imprisoned for twelve years after his first conviction in two thousand fifteen that conviction was tossed out by an appeals court that said his trial must conform with a recent supreme court ruling. Redefining the boundaries of corruption law we'll have mostly sunny skies for. This Friday with a slight chance of a shower maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon and highs in the upper eighties right, now it's partly cloudy in central park and seventy five degrees this is w NYC It's morning edition from NPR. News I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Noel king good. Morning President Trump has been promising that his economic policies are going to launch our economy into. Overdrive he's even predicted that the country will achieve about twice the growth rate of recent years up around four, percent sustained annual. Growth, now many economists think we may actually see a blockbuster growth rate like this when we get the latest reading on the gross domestic product or GDP later this morning NPR's Chris Arnold has been following all of this joins us. Now, hi, Chris good. Morning, well all. Right so why is this number so? Important Well a strong number. Coming right now if it's up well above free percents annual. Growth that would show that. The economy is stronger than. It's been in at least a few years and there's also been some fanfare around this the president was out. Yesterday saying I'm expecting a big number his Treasury Secretary was at a few weeks ago saying this is going. To be a big number so there is some anticipation and. Like you said a lot of. Economists that the stars of kind of aligned here. Of the past few months and we very well may see a very impressive number in Shepardson. Is the chief economist with pantheon macroeconomics he's anticipating a number of above four and a half percent that would, be very big. Here's, how he explains it what's really happened here is a convergence of favorable factors which sometimes happens in any given quarter anything can happen and it just means that all the major components of GDP so that consumption business spending government. Spending, foreign, trades all. Of, those things. Together have gone in the right direction Of course the bigger question is how long can things keep moving in the right direction back quickly. Right okay so when you talk to a. Communist what do they say about, that that's the big question. Of course if the US economy really did of double, and growth from two percent to four percent. That might sound like a. Small change but it's, really it would be huge as they say I mean it would mean higher livers day living, standards for many Americans higher wages better public services as the government rate did more taxes but don't get. Too excited about this because most economists do not expect that. To happen pass this quarter. Certainly growth not at four. Percents is deeply disappointing why don't they expect more good news a bunch of factors are involved in this report. That are sort of one offs just one example this there's there's this kind of perverse situation where we're in. This trade fight with China so ahead of tariffs going into Effect on, soybeans. China but tons and tons of soybeans. I mean, so many soybeans that actually move the scale on our overall economic growth but now that. The. Tariffs. Are in effect that's going to reverse, right or we're gonna have a? Lot fewer if any. Soybeans going, to China so that's gonna be a drag instead of a boost and several other factors, like that that that just mean that, this is probably not going to be repeated and and. What about, the tax cut that was passed by Republicans is that contributing, here it does look like it's giving a boost to consumer spending, but the biggest impact from that happens right or happened right when people started seeing these. Boost to their. Paychecks so, that's already happened we're not going to. Be getting a big raise in our. Pay month after month after month so we've probably seen the big the big head. From the big boost, from, that in growth so tax cuts one time distortions like the soybeans economists I, talked to said this past quarter Was like. Quote a sugar, high that probably, won't last too, long. NPR's Chris Arnold.
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"Rescue crews are searching through charred homes and cars for those still missing. After the deadliest wildfires to hit Greece in decades, the fires have killed more than seventy five people in caused thousands to flee. Some of the hardest hit areas are seaside resorts east of Athens that are popular with Greek and European tourists. Joanna kakissis joins us. Now she's covering the story for NPR. She's in Athens joined, let's I listen to cutting penalties who lives in Mati one of those seaside village. She spoke with the BBC about escaping the fire just. Everywhere I jumped from the flames, and we went to the port hearing my. Everyone screaming are just shove a person. There was dead, my house, my my things, my close my, my life, everything's burned. Everything is Bernice. She made it to the water and to safety, but so many others didn't what happened to them. So I wasn't Matias today, and most of the town is burnt down. The houses look like smouldering charcoal. You get cars literally melted from the heat and they're all along the road. So you can sort of see what happened. So from what rescue workers say, the fires that broke out on Monday spread so fast that people didn't have time to run away. Many cutting not tried to run, you know, just rushed to the sea was the only it was the only way out. You know, there was, there was no other way to scape-. They swam out in a flag down. Fishermen. Anybody you know that that would take them on board. Some of them, you know, treaded water, some of them drowned. There's all. They're also reports of the thirteen year old girl who tried to reach the beach and she ran off a cliff and felt her death. And one of the most heartbreaking stories is of a group of twenty six people, including kids who were found just a few yards from the shore. Everyone in Montes talking about them, rescue workers sink. This was a group that just couldn't see through the smoke because the smoke was so thick. They couldn't see how close to the beach they were. They orient themselves so they likely died of smoke inhalation, and then the flames swept over them. And what's been so chilling for people. And like I said, everybody in Montes talking about it because it's the chilling detail. The rescue workers found some of the the bodies hugging each other, like they were trying to shield each other from what was about to happen. They're still. Of people missing, right. What's going on with the search and rescue operation now. Yeah, there are a lot of people missing. There's a page up. The Greeks put up a page with, you know, people can put photos of their missing relatives and, and you know, if you if you know where they are, if you've seen them at a shelter, something to contact them, but rescue workers are also going home, you know, from home to home, checking for bodies, and they're going through burnt cars. Some people tried to escape the fire in their cars and got cut up, got caught up in the fire were burnt by it. They're going through burnt parts of the forest. Then they're looking for anything. Any sign of a human being a body, a bone clothes. You know shoes anything. How did these fires start? We're not sure it's. It's unclear how they how they started. Greek authorities are investigating if they may have if it may have been arson, if the cause was likely arson. Sadly, you know, arson is not uncommon here. It's it's been used as an illegal. Way may I say to reclassify state owned land or state protected land like forests, so developers can build on them. This happen more often before the crisis before the economic crisis. When people had money, actually, you know, build things build buildings, but I should also add that wildfires break out in the summers here in Greece with some.
Greece asks for help as twin wildfires kill dozens
"Out Monday and have been fueled by powerful hot, winds now. Greece is asking the European Union for. Help Joanna kakissis. Has more Powerful windswept smoke from the fires into a, huge glowing plowed. Visible from the Acropolis hill in Athens the sky looked orange, live coverage from TV new showed flames burning. Through, homes and pine forests and desperate homeowners trying to, fight the flames with garden hoses and buckets filled with water late..
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"He questioned defending Montenegro for example they're very aggressive people they may get aggressive, and congratulations you're in, World War. Three and a statement the, Montenegrin government pointed out. That it sees the US as an ally and has even set soldiers to Afghanistan to help the Americans in today's world the statement read it does not matter how, big or small you are but, to, what, extent, you cherish the values, of freedom solidarity and democracy for NPR news I'm Joanna kakissis in Athens the administration wants to overhaul Endangered Species Act regulations NPR's Jennifer, ludden reports the changes could shrink the number of plants and animals on. The list and the amount of protected land for them the decades-old regulation is credited with keeping the, American bald eagle and grizzly bear among others from going extinct but Republicans have long complained it's a burden on business and few plants, and animals ever seem to come Off the list. The proposal by the interior and commerce departments would set a higher bar for listing species in the first place it could. Weaken protections for those, deemed threatened, but not get endangered. And the proposal would make it, harder to protect habitat where an endangered species. Is not currently present one wildlife advocate says the impact of all this would depend on how the rules were carried out and if. They followed sound. Science Jennifer ludden, NPR news Washington President Trump's delivering a rare rebuke against, the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates I'm not thrilled, because you know we go up. And every time you go. Up they want to raise rates again and I, don't, really, I am. Not happy about it but at the same time of letting them do what they feel is best Trump on CNBC. The fed is expected to approve two more rate hikes this year before the close the Dow was down. One hundred thirty four points. This is NPR from kqed news I'm Tiffany Cam high a state investigation says A. Series of PG any missteps lead to a, power failure at Valero. Venetia refinery that triggered a massive release of toxic gas last year as KiKi Wheaties Ted Goldberg reports. The California Public utilities commission says those problems included inadequate worker training the CPU c. says the may. Twenty seventeen outage was accidental and, happened, because PG any, workers did not fully understand the conditions that would lead a safety system to shut. Down power to the refinery an, agency report obtained by Kikuchi said that misunderstanding was, due to a lack of training an unclear company documents. The also found the company failed, to properly maintain a transformer that went down before the outage PG need disputes the findings and. Blames Valero for the incident but says it's taking steps to prevent a similar failure I'm Ted Goldberg qwerty news twenty two people were. Injured after a tent collapsed at. A military base in. Monterey County last night Night a spokeswoman at fort hunter Liggett says wind from the rotors. Of a Black Hawk helicopter that was landing blew over the tent at about nine thirty pm four, people were taken to hospitals but most of the injuries are minor. These sprawling base is considered the largest US army reserve command post in the country the accident took place during an annual training exercise for thousands of troops for the.
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"London npr news washington british prime minister theresa may is dividing her team of ministers into two working groups that will focus on brexit may has said further work is needed to fulfill her promise of friction lewis trade without the need for a hard border between northern ireland and the republic her cabinet is divided over how to manage customs arrangements with the eu the customs union allows member states to trade freely with each other without customs checks at the borders the uk government has said it wants to leave the eu customs union so that it can strike its own trade deals with other countries four hundred thousand children risk starving to death in the democratic republic of congo that's according to the united nations violence and rebellion against the government have forced thousands of families in the kasai region to flee their homes and many are facing food and water shortages unicef estimates four million people in kasai need aid this is npr news the number of migrants landing per day on the greek island of lesbos has quadrupled since last year joanna kakissis reports from athens that the european union is using the jian islands of greece has a barrier to migration more than seven thousand asylum seekers or currently housed in the main refugee camp on lesbos that's more than three times its capacity and more than two hundred migrants are arriving every day crowding the camp even more under eu rules approved in two thousand sixteen asylum seekers on the jian islands cannot leave until their requests for protection or processed those rejected are supposed to be deported but few actually are inside the camp fights break out outside locals have attacked migrants e you member states have been deeply divided on how to manage migration since twenty fifteen when more than a million asylum seekers arrived for npr news i'm joanna kakissis in.
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"Stand today whyy's laura bench off has the latest constand has accused cosby of giving her three blue pills that incapacitated her and molesting her on a couch in his home in two thousand four she told the jury she went to police about a year later although she was scared and feared retaliation from cosby i wanted to know what he had given me and why he did that to me she told jurors more than a decade passed before criminal charges were filed during which time constand got a big settlement from cosby in a civil case she testified that she's working with the prosecution now quote for justice for npr news i'm laura bench off in norristown you're listening to npr news calls for missouri governor eric writings resignation are mounting over former mistresses allegations that greitens was physically abusive towards and threaten her if she told anyone about it will the republican governor is denying it all great and says he is the target of a political witch hunt and in what may be a cue from how president trump is handling allegations of trying to cover up extramarital affairs great ends is dismissing the accusations against him as fake charges hundreds of asylum seekers are camped outside the main police station in a northern greek city hoping to get arrested joanna kakissis reports from athens greece has seen an increase in migrants crossing the land border with turkey in recent weeks he v footage shows officers trying to move exhausted men women and children in two lines outside the sullen eckes police headquarters many are syrian there waiting to be arrested it's the only way they can apply for asylum in greece which is part of the european union and find shelter at a refugee camp some are fleeing turkey's military offensive to capture the city of a friend from kurdish fighters there are more than sixty thousand refugees in greece which is struggling to care for them for npr news i'm joanna kakissis in athens and the associated press is reporting that more than thousand bodies possibly most of them believed to.
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"We'll be right back after headlines live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh a day after forging a new trade pact with south korea that president trump says will level the playing field for american workers the president says he may very well hold it up till after a deal is made with north korea does everybody understand that you know why you know why because it's a very strong card and i wanna make sure everyone is treated fairly and we're moving along very nicely with north korea we'll see what happens president trump addressing ohio workers are short time ago in a visit to pitch more investment in the nation's infrastructure he's pitching a one and a half trillion dollar investment in public works projects he envisioned state local and private investments not as much in federal dollars british investigators are uncovering more evidence that suggests a russian former double agent who was recently poison was likely exposed to military grade nerve agent at home here's npr's joanna kakissis authorities have removed the front door of sergey scree paul's home in salisbury england they say the door contains the highest concentration of the nerve agent novacek that they found so far scree pollen his daughter yuli our exposed to novacek on march fourth that case has sparked an international diplomatic crisis between russia and the west npr's joanna kakissis reporting sergei screwball is still in critical but stable condition his daughter's condition is set to be improving as for the diplomatic standoff between russia and the west it has just ask elated russia's kicking out diplomats responding in kind to every country that recently expelled russian diplomats over moscow suspected role in the nerve agent attack on british soil that includes sixty american diplomats now under orders to leave russia and the closure of the us embassy in saint petersburg the diplomatic row may loom large over the saint petersburg economic forum this may in paris npr's eleanor beardsley says despite that french president emmanuel macron still plans to meet one on one with russian leader vladimir putin in a french radio interview foreign minister jean yves le drian said macaroni is always direct with putin rav moose who had yellow form so we want frank dialogue with no 'ambiguities said literally on moscow must understand the consequences of not respecting international law literally all said the russians were flouting.
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"So there is preliminary deal on rights for eu citizens in the uk and british citizens in the eu and the two sides have also agreed on a transition period which will help the u k a lot it's supposed to last two years or nearly two years twenty one months and during this period it will feel like the uk is in the eu even though britain won't actually have a seat at the decision making table in brussels it's leaders will be able to work out like trade deals as well as partnerships on security defense and foreign policy and give us a couple of the big things that are still left to work out so the really big issue right now is how to manage the border between ireland and northern ireland ireland of course is in the eu and northern ireland is part of britain and there's no border there you can just walk across it drive across it with no problem and you know that's the case because the eu eu have no borders between countries but ideally you know both sides went to keep that border open and that's gonna be hard to do for the uk sticks tits guns on issues like lee leaving the customs union and the single market and remember ireland is a sensitive issue because of the violence there in the past known as the troubles that's correct joanna kakissis this is npr news sacramento is in turmoil over the police killing of stefan clark a twenty two year old shot twenty times in his backyard on clocks name must live live along with michael brown live along with trayvon martin live along with alfred a long ago clark's funeral is set for today bring you the latest this afternoon on all things considered from npr news the program underway at four thirty this afternoon good morning i'm david greene the slogan for dunkin donuts america runs on dunkin for next month in boston people are.
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"Rape to be a stain on family honor but now after years of lobbying by women's activists survivors are eligible for compensation as victims of war and they started enrolling last month still some of these women are to shame to tell their own families joanna kakissis has the story so now it'd be a letter or middle aged moms who live in the drain municipality in central coast of oh we're at the women's center here and they're showing me some shirts they've dogs so those i can relax here violeta says i can get out of my head violeta is not her real name she chose these names when speaking to npr because they don't want their families to know they were raped during the war violeta was twenty twentyeight cena only told her husband we've got on the most for this is just the ups and he said we should both bury those but i couldn't i needed tranquilisers to sleep revere ause i was raped in a place not far from my home and every time i passed it i fell apart violeta didn't tell anyone including the man she later married visit to do i would get so upset that i would tear apart the house i wanted to shout out what had happened and then i'd remember where i lived and shut myself up and then in two thousand twelve kadurah to hear a who lost her family during the war opened a women's center here kill narcan will fall to the show when i first got here she says women were committing suicide as we settle into her no frills office to hear he explains why most wartime rape survivors have not confided in their families did up no geeky msci deem pushback see tune birther afraid their husbands will leave that that has happened to some women the are made to feel like dirt sonatas the stigma isolates them sperm sequentially known a union we are like orphans like sisters leaning on each other kandara is like our mother said nah and other wartime rape survivors can now access another form of support about two hundred and eighty dollars monthly compensation it comes after more than.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst the weekend marches like hundreds of thousands of people around the country calling for gun control are over what happens next and here's scott horsely reports on component of the one point three trillion dollar spending bill president trump signed last week includes improving federal background checks for gun buyers and that's something the marchers were calling for the socalled fix knicks provision it was in that spending bill just tries to ensure that disqualifying information about a would be gun buyers is included in the federal database against which background checks are run it does not require universal background checks which is one of the items on the marchers list it doesn't call for a ban on high capacity magazine or a ban on a salt weapons to the other demands from the marchers and here's scott horsely facebook ceo mark zuckerberg took out fullpage ads in the us and the uk today apologizing for breaching customers trust and joanna kakissis reports we have a responsibility to protect your information sucker berg wrote if we can't we don't deserve it facebook shares have plummeted since last week's revelations at the cambridge analytica firm harvested said the social networks user data to influence both the twenty sixteen presidential election and possibly the brexit vote information is power and these revelations show how much power zuckerberg has says cybersecurity expert emily taylor we'll see if in the future mark zuckerberg decided to run for president of the united states how would you rate his olds given what he knows zuckerberg says facebook will now give users more control over who can access their data joanna kakissis npr news london china says it's going to impose three billion dollars in tariffs on the us one of the things on that list is apples and as the northwest news networks anna king reports that has washington state apple growers worried washington state exports a third of it's crop to more than sixty countries around the world and china has been one of the biggest customers tod fry hoover is the president of the washington apple commission he says many growers still support president donald trump but he admits they're also worried you know we're always in support of our government no matter who's in power and obviously you know free trade is something that we all bush and look forward to but you know we're going to be cautious and wait remained supportive of.