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New Zealand considers freight as possible source of new coronavirus cluster
"Are investigating the possibility that the country's first covert 19 infection in more than three months came in through freight. Country's largest city of Auckland, reported new cases this week after the country had just reached 102 days without any known community transmission. As NPR's Julie McCarthy reports, prime minister Jacinda are durn is urging New Zealanders not to be complacent masks are not mandatory in Auckland that is locked down again. What authorities are releasing five million masks from a central supply and the prime minister encouraged people to use thumb. New Zealand's response to the pandemic had been held up as a model. Now. The new outbreak casts uncertainty over a national election scheduled next month. NPR's Julie McCarthy reporting
New Zealand probes freight as mystery source of virus outbreak
"Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that the country's first covid nineteen infection in more than three months came in through freight. The country's largest city of Auckland reported new cases. This week after the country had just reached one hundred and two days without any known community. Transmission as NPR's Julie McCarthy reports Prime Minister to send a arden is urging New Zealanders not to be complacent masks are not mandatory in Auckland that is locked down again but authorities are releasing five million masks from central supply and the prime minister encouraged people to use them. New Zealand's response to the pandemic had been held up as a model. Now, the new outbreak casts uncertainty over a national elections scheduled next month
Philippines says it won't end US military access agreement amid South China Sea tensions
"The Philippines government is walking back its decision to terminate a Visiting Forces Agreement with the US President Rodrigo. Duterte has favored China over the US, but NPR's Julie McCarthy reports this signals weariness toward Beijing. The Philippine foreign secretary said the country is suspending plans to scrap a key military agreement between Manila and Washington for six months. The Visiting Forces Agreement allows you troops easy access in out of the Philippines. The US embassy hailed detail administration's decision to maintain longstanding packed, saying it looks forward to continued close security and defense cooperation. The move is seen as strategic setback for China the Philippine top diplomat would only say the reset was made in in light of political and other developments in the region. Analysts say that's a reference to China's growing assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea which includes the singing in April of a Vietnamese fishing boat. Julie McCarthy NPR
Hong Kong Protests Resume After Officials Relax Social Distancing Rules
"After weeks of quiet two new cases of corona virus have been reported in Hong Kong relaxed social distancing roles have led to bars filling up and revived pro democracy protests that had been dormant since January but as NPR's Julie McCarthy reports they are emerging tweet changed Hong Kong democracy activist and barrister Martin Lee says the one country two systems formula that promises Hong Kong a high degree of self rule hangs by a thread Beijing now asserts it has supervisory powers over Hong Kong semi autonomy including what laws are passed a bill that would make it a crime to mock the Chinese national anthem is now a priority Lisa's making Hong Kong subservient indicates the very principle of two systems within one country as well as China's duty to not interfere that China would not rule over Hong Kong directly for those fifty years commencing on the first of July nineteen ninety seven but allow Hong Kong to this place no but China is now completely broken that promise how Hong Kong government should be defending Hong Kong instead Lee says chief executive Carrie lam is mostly doing Beijing's
Philippines' biggest TV network silenced after years feuding with Duterte
"The Philippines government has shut down one of the country's leading radio and TV networks it's operating franchise expired but critics say it undermines the public's need for information during the pandemic NPR's Julie McCarthy reports the Philippine National Telecommunications Commission ordered ABS CBN to cease and desist on all of its television and radio stations and digital channels for months president. Rodrigo Duterte had threatened to revoke the media. Giant's license for reasons critics say were politically motivated but the momentum appeared to shift toward ABS CBS. When Congress proposed bills to extend its franchise and government agencies assured the company it could stay on air pending franchise renewal the shutdown order however reneges on those assurances and congressional leaders are furious. The company has ten days to respond
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"The Philippines has one of the highest cove in nineteen infection and mortality rates in Southeast Asia there are now more than six thousand two hundred cases in that country with over four hundred deaths more from NPR's Julie McCarthy the Philippines was the first among southeast Asian countries to lock down president Duterte tape put some fifty million Filipinos understand home orders as he shut down the largest island of Luzon until the end of the month but as the lockdown enters its fifth week police report thousands of violators each day and and group president do territory said he was asking for discipline he told his countrymen if they didn't comply with the quarantine the military and police would take over it's like martial law to territory warned you choose significant upticks in the daily tally continue in the Philippines with overcrowded jails and prisons especially vulnerable Julie McCarthy NPR news you are listening to NPR news from Culver city California in Spain the number of people who have died from the coronavirus climbed above twenty thousand this weekend health officials there say data shows the disease is decreasing and the population of the number of deaths is still climbing this is especially hard for families who are limited to three attendees at funerals two hundred seventy thousand unemployed bartenders bar backs and servers in the US have been hoping they get some help from an industry assistance program but as Bob Moffit of capital public radio reports many applications have been denied Taylor day was a part time bartender at.
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"Back to work Frank Langfitt Julie McCarthy Anthony king thank you thank you very welcome this is NPR news and I'm Terry Glaser with this case here W. news update the corona virus outbreak is having a huge impact on business and that includes cattle ranching April and may are key months for California's cattle ranchers and their workers their vaccines to give ears to tag house to get ready to move to different pastors Larry Ferrero is a farm adviser for the university of California cooperative extension he says it's important that employees allow one job to be performed at the time and maintain six feet of space from one another that that's we should operators doing that the air tagging and giving the shots they need to maintain control of that equipment and make sure that it is white down with some kind of disinfectant Rick Robert T. runs a ranch north of Truckee he says the recommendations make sense without someone really saying Hey you're too close or you didn't claim that it'll probably revert back to just let's just get this job done so might need some of this kind in control to just say Hey let's do this the right way instead of the way we've maybe always done it a study commissioned by the national cattlemen's beef association estimates the industry could lose about thirteen and a half billion dollars this year due to the pandemic you're listening to KCRW the pandemic that is the novel coronavirus is pushed pause on the world of live stadium filled spectator sports there's one professional sport that's going gang busters I'm very aware that there are people at home that are probably bored out of their minds and my stream is a place where they can come hang out for the entire day of speeches take is how being homebound is a game changer for E. sports on the next greater LA today of one in six thirty KCRW meanwhile plenty still to.
Singapore’s Top Court Upholds Law Criminalizing Gay Sex
"Singapore's top court is upholding a British colonial era law that makes homosexuality a crime as NPR's Julie McCarthy reports the ruling is seen as a setback for LGBTQ rights in Asia gay rights activists in Singapore had challenged the law emboldened by India socially conservative country the decriminalized consensual gay sex in twenty eighteen but Singapore's High Court reasoned that the law safeguards public morality by showing society's moral disapproval of male homosexual acts and declined to strike it down the London based group human dignity trust condemned the decision and said it affirms that quote all gay man in Singapore are effectively on apprehended criminals the ruling comes as hostility towards the LGBT community rises in neighboring Indonesia and Malaysia or Islam can draw a punitive line on
Thousands stuck on quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan
"A corona viruses now infected nearly sixty four thousand people across China as it also continues to spread globally and yours truly McCarthy is tracking a cruise ship off Yokohama Japan were two hundred nineteen people are now infected after watching confirmed cases aboard the ship climb through the week there were no new cases Friday no doubt a relief to the thirty seven hundred people quarantine the past ten days Japan has offered passengers with underlying conditions and those eighty years old and above to disembark for quarantine in less crowded conditions if they test negative for the infection after Singapore Japan has the largest outbreak outside China and reported its first two deaths from the virus a woman in her eighties from Kanagawa southwest of Tokyo she is said to have had no known connection to the virus epicenter of Hubie province in China it is fueling concern that the virus could be circulating around Japan undetected Julie McCarthy NPR
A Helcopter View Of The Menacing Taal Volcano In The Philippines
"Volcano in the Philippines is still spitting out ash steam and lava hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated and scientists say the ground is rumbling which means magma is shifting underneath the volcano so they're warning that a violent eruption is still possible and here's Julie McCarthy is just back from a tour of the volcano on board a Philippine Air Force helicopter he truly hi there what did you see from up there well the views were extraordinary no well there are acres and acres of undisturbed ash and it looks like someone has thrown up a cashmere blanket over the slopes it has the smooth almost on real appearance except for these tiny little track marks it looks like some obviously some animals scurried across his big sheet of babies color and then you break around the other side of the island and that surfaces streaked with Fisher's openings in the earth and there's no life left the the trees the shrubs the brush their stripped there motionless in it in it looks like the vestiges of an atomic bomb and on this flyover are also saw hundreds of fish cages busted up along the shores of taal lake in which this volcano sets the agriculture department announced today look towel fishes safe for consumption of it's called alive few days ago the health department was saying just the opposite so we're getting confusing messages I would be confusing messages out for people who are already in a state of disarray I mean many thousands of people have been evacuated how are they doing well a hundred and seventy one thousand of them and counting have gone to evacuation centers and the world ninety four thousand are outside those centers they went to relatives but many of them are showing up at shelters to eat and they're starting to get turned away now imagine you're one of them scrounging around for food all you can think about is is getting back home but the authorities have imposed a strict walk out of the towns within the danger zone of the volcano brigadier general Marciano T. O. fellow said by going back into the danger zone people should think about the police and the soldiers working in the disaster zone we also risking our lives visiting the premeditation of this life down if something happens we will again be forced to rescue them one voice mayor said he was going to openly defy the order he wants people to resume what he calls their normal lives but authorities threatened mayors trying to skirt the stay away order with show calls orders they do not want people returning home right now I would imagine the biggest question here is whether scientists are saying they think this volcano is going to erupt again and when well that's exactly right there seems to be this this sense that the from the site is monitoring the volcano here say that tall is swelling and that in the northeast corner it has sunk it looks is over the landscape is changing it is changing and that's ominous it may look like it's waiting for me outside but what's happening underneath is what the problem is this a magma is pushing up from the belly of the volcano a government geologists who was working in the field told me today that water along the shores of Lake tall had receded some seventy five yards on one side of the lake he said it was indications of ground deformities and I asked him how worried he was stuff about another eruption and he said I'm very worried really scary stuff in here is Julie McCarthy in Manila thanks Julie thank
Scientists: Philippines' Volcano Threatens Massive Eruption
"Martin there is a volcanic threat in the Philippines scientists there are monitoring and the top all volcano and they warn that despite emitting weaker plans they're still danger of a major eruption more than five hundred and eighty tremors have been detected in the area around lake to all for the volcano sets and a mass exodus is now under way here's NPR Julie McCarthy the Philippine volcano has ended lives killed countless animals flattened entire plantations along lake to all itself a product of a volcanic explosion eons ago a perch on the lakes northern edge provides a panorama of the tell all book you know and I can see just over a ridge where
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"By her flight back at the evacuation center Christina for nearly a is all about told Kato may still be simmering and the population on edge but for nearly your dreams of going home and buying a new roof to start she says my life again Julie McCarthy impure news Manila this week the US and China are set to sign the first phase of a trade agreement farmers and manufacturers hope this could be a sign that the trade war between the two countries is ending at a time when politicians are skeptical of global trade agreements are co host ari Shapiro talked with an author who is an unapologetic advocate for trade you could say that Fred Hochberg was born to be a voice for global trade his mother's name was Lillian Vernon the same Lillian Vernon who created a multi million dollar mail order catalogue company selling everything from clothing to toys that company grew from his mother's kitchen table to a household name partly by buying products that were made in China Nixon open China in nineteen seventy two lily was hot on his trail went to China in nineteen eighty one we started buying and try to parlay Taiwan became too expensive so companies started moving from Taiwan into China and to the manufacturing there during the Obama administration Fred Hochberg ran the export import bank making him one of the country's top cheerleaders for global trade deals now the political tides have shifted president trump pulled the U. S. out of the trans Pacific partnership started a trade war with China and scraps nafta so you can understand why Fred Hochberg called his new book trade is not a four letter word part of the reason I wrote this book was because I was kind of surprised and thunderstruck over the last eight years how we got so negative on trade the problem is we as a country would not candid when not honest with the shortfalls about trade the fact is there are losers and we did not really sufficiently as a country really address the people who got badly hurt we have many things in our economy that says yes it's a where a market economy but at the same time we have to have things that take action when the market's not perfect we didn't put enough time and attention into making that work the way you structure this book you tell the story of global trade through a handful of everyday products and I'd like to zoom in on one of them the avocado well I think you know the avocado follows the path of the banana which is also in this book and that is being this exotic delicacy that became more mainstream so bananas a once in a delicacy and then became a staple of frankly the most consumed fruit and the American family of any fruits vegetables that we consume a lot of as to a global trade and has to do with the importation from central and South America and avocados are similar in that regard in two thousand we consumed a billion avocados we doubled that within five years and then double that again and another ten years so we now consumer of four and a quarter billion avocados a year so I think that they did catch fire and part of it catches fire importing nafta and the importation of the fact that was free trade going back and forth and I use the example of the taco salad you can now or enjoy a soccer ball in all fifty states in twelve months of the year that would not be possible of us only relying on our own local products local agriculture and local ingredients and more broadly than avocados or even just the taco salad you talk about the way diversity in supermarkets has just exploded because of global imports yes I mean the choices we have in this illustration in the book about when Boris Yeltsin visited a supermarket in Houston and was just flabbergasted at the array of products that we have that degree of opportunity plenty selection and variety was something that we now take for granted in America that was largely because of global trade largely because we get agriculture products year round cheeses from around the world meet some around the world and they can go to every corner United States there's a stunning figure here where you write that in nineteen seventy five before the first free trade agreements were written the average U. S. supermarket carried just under nine thousand products by two thousand eight that number had mushroomed to nearly forty seven thousand that's because of global trade global trade and as a result changing eating habits I one of things I put in the book I would never have guessed growing up as a little kid we all the you know the going to seafood restaurant was like the worst thing in the world and the fact that Americans have so embraced sushi and virtually every supermarket you go to you can buy fresh sushi every day is remarkable you obviously think more trade is a good thing so I was surprised at the end of the book to see that you think the US should take a pause on entering into any new trade deals why this is been such a divisive issue that I think it's it's not healthy for a democracy to have such highly divisive issues that are often decided by one vote now since they wrote the book U. S. M. CNA the United States Mexican Canadian agreement that passed the house of representatives with three hundred eighty five votes to forty one is the largest single majority we have ever seen on a trade agreement ever so maybe we are now moving towards that recent surveys have shown a majority of Democrats and Republicans believe in free trade majority Democrats public thinks it's actually better for our economy Fred Hochberg is former chairman of the export import bank of the United States his new book is trade is not a four letter word how six.
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"The taal volcano about forty five miles south of the Philippine capital a rough did over the weekend sending ash and steam nine miles into the sky and lava into tall lake impairs Julie McCarthy was in the evacuation zone earlier today and she's back in our bureau in Manila now hi Julie hi there so what you see on this trip well let me just paint a little scene there's tall lake which is this ninety minute drive from Manila it's this picture perfect tourist draw on the com by the hundreds of thousands they're in inside that lake sits tall volcano the lake shore is dotted with villages that overlook the volcano and the government ordered psalm twenty five thousand people who live on the shore or near it to evacuate and fifteen thousand actually went to shelters and we were in this cavernous evacuation center in the city of no not one and some seven hundred people filled this gymnasium and there were continual lines of food being served there were so many donations that the head of the shelter told as people were eating eight times a day but there were hold all too wouldn't home they wouldn't leave there they would leave their property there were freed of looting of forty four year old Maria Georgina K. model fled her home with her two children and three other families and she said to us she's terrified but not about her property here she is speaking through an interpreter very scary and we didn't mind anymore the property so we left behind which.
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"Enforcement saying some provisions interfere with executive power over foreign policy Julie McCarthy NPR news SRT is in southern California say yesterday's rain fall in the coastal foothills north of Los Angeles help fire crews nearly extinguish a wildfire that burned about five square miles Greta marked with member station KCBS has more on Monday bone dry vegetation and extreme humidity fueled a wildfire in the foot hills of Santa Barbara prompting evacuations and threatening thousands of homes but rain showers sense of help contain the cave fire even so area crews will be working through the holiday to put out the blaze entirely that's reporter Greta large all evacuation orders for the area have been lifted winter storm warnings are posted in more than a half dozen states from Arizona to Montana blizzard warnings are up in the eastern Wyoming and western South Dakota where snow wind wind are expected through Saturday night you're listening to NPR news from Washington and support for NPR comes from Capital One offering the smart cash card for business is committed to helping business owners turn purchases into meaningful investments that can help drive business forward Capital One what's in your wallet more a Capital One dot com what you get air bird here with you I'm so happy to be here with you this is my absolute favorite show of the year ever since I can remember I have always loved this holiday brings back such great memories of being around family on my mom's side alone one of thirty two grandchildren yeah that's a lot of noise jokes and of course nothing but good food and there's always music plant so in honor of those days every year on this holiday I play music I remember hearing.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement sees landslide victory in local elections
"Democracy supporters in Hong Kong made major gains yesterday an election local reports. Say they one seventeen out of eighteen local district councils. It's the first electoral test in Hong Kong since the protest movement began in June. NPR's Julie McCarthy Reports sports the people of Hong Kong have spoken and loudly rejected the leadership of Chief Executive Carrie Lam a pro Beijing stalwart lamb was not on the ballot rather these were elections for district councillors the first tier of government. That handles neighborhood issues. The power they wield is small but the symbolism of this balloting where people queued in lines that snaked around buildings was huge sustained. anti-government protests thrust the election into global prominence in preliminary counts. Voters was threw their support behind the pro democracy movement and have swept aside the pro establishment camp. Beijing will intensely watch the results in its semi autonomous Honam region which on Sunday signal desire to safeguard its autonomy Julie McCarthy. NPR
Would-Be Chinese Defector Details Covert Campaigns in Hong Kong and Taiwan
"The Chinese defectors pleading for asylum in Australia is providing detail claims about Chinese intelligence agencies interfering the politics of Hong Kong and Taiwan but in Pierce Julie McCarthy reports the information is not yet corroborated the man Australian media named as Huang Li chan has told Australian authorities that he was involved in spying operations in Taiwan and in Hong Kong prior to the protests he provided the identities of China's military intelligence officers in Hong Kong and gave code names for clandestine operations there Wong detailed how China buys millions of dollars in media coverage in Taiwan he said he was personally involved in the kidnapping of one of the five point Kong booksellers taking to the mainland and described his own disillusionment as a Chinese operative China denounced Wong as an impostor saying he is wanted by Shanghai police for fraud currently in Australia with his wife Huong said if he had to return to China I would surely be
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"Protesters inside set fire to the barricaded entrances let's remember these demonstrations started almost six months ago over a proposed law that would allow people accused of a crime in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China the law has been withdrawn but the protests have intensified over concerns that China is tightening its control over the city Julie McCarthy is in Hong Kong and joins us and Julie thanks for being there and it is this standoff on on this campus still going on it is and it's also you're really quiet there the protestors continue to hold up and the police continue to arrest those who are trying to escape all the student union president said there's about six hundred people all who are quote trapped on campus the closest we can get today was a road overlooking the campus polytechnic is a sprawling urban campus full of big buildings interlinked with footbridges that's key the protesters control to those bridges they stockpiled them like garrisons in from those heights they were hurling air rose and gasoline bombs in the police were answering with tear gas and water cannon rubber bullets and finally wore the protesters to leave or face the consequences as rioters and you know what else to David the these bridges from these bridges the protesters also controlled all last week the cross harbour tunnel it leaves Hong Kong I went to the rest of the territory so this was no ordinary protest and the dramatic events on this campus marked eight eight I'd say powerful turn in violence for these anti government protests well these dramatic events I mean they're taking place on on a Monday at the beginning of of of a work week at how much is gonna affect life there well it will allow to date the university siege kind of ignited hot spots around the school it was the epicenter of all of the disruption and in fact what they had was reinforcements arriving this morning in the form of Maine's reams supporters this and this evening more areas are erupting but earlier one twenty nine year old woman who skipped work today to help the protesters said she wanted to identify yourself as Alice to avoid reprisals at work and I asked her what she was defending democracy and freedom to me many of us like we have no care so we don't even have to Max on my face and then many of the people like us were out west.
Police raise security around Hong Kong after night clashes
"Hong Kong police have increased security as the city braces for more anti government unrest students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong barricaded themselves inside the campus Tuesday as police tried to flush out those responsible for shutting down public transit lines is NPR's Julie McCarthy reports hundreds of supporters have mobilized to provide the students with food water and other supplies the police have left but the people are coming and they are coming to give aid and assistance and soccer to this do they feel are besieged they will not leave the campus the idea is to keep enough people here so that the police will stay away it's a high stakes gamble because chief executive Carrie lam has made clear this week that the government will do everything they can to stop these protests Julie McCarthy and hearing all the
6 Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers arrested
"Six pro democracy legislators are now under arrest in Hong Kong as the Beijing backed the government in the territory tries to quell five months of anti government demonstrations as NPR's Julie McCarthy reports the arrests were made as thousands of protesters gathered to mourn the death of a college student who was killed in the unrest the death of Charles C. lock has aroused public fury many channel their anger into grief Saturday
Death toll rises to 3 from Philippines earthquake
"In the Philippines a powerful earthquake struck the southern island of Mindanao last night the U. S. Geological Survey said the tremor registered six point four and a depth of nine miles authorities say at least three people were killed and scores more were injured from Manila NPR's Julie McCarthy has more residents ran from their homes and offices videos from the scene showed a violent shaking in one mall people panicked others swinging walls of the church and parishioners running for cover for your in gold shopping center is the tremor cut power and sort of strong aftershocks authorities warned residents to stay out of homes that may have been weakened the quake struck some forty two miles southwest of defile the second largest city in the country and home town of president Rodrigo to tear today the Philippines is beset by disasters sitting within an area of intense seismic activity known as the Pacific ring of
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"All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Audie Cornish and or Mary Louise Kelley it has been a day of **** for tat between secretary of state Mike Pompeii and the chairs of three of the house committees conducting the impeachment inquiry this morning secretary Pompeii inform those committees that he has a quote legal and procedural concerns with the depositions of five state department officials he accused the committee staff of trying to intimidate and bully state department personnel well this afternoon the chairs of those committees had back they say it is Pompeii who is intimidating witnesses in an effort to protect himself and the president all of which makes it unclear quite what is gonna happen with the closed door testimony that has been scheduled for this week and whether that will go forward and that is where we're going to begin with Roger Krishnamoorthy Democrat from Illinois and member of the house intelligence committee congressman welcome thank you Mary Louise so I am hearing tomorrow's hearing that you were supposed to be hearing from Maria von of it's the former US ambassador to Ukraine I'm hearing it's been delayed your now hoping to do it towards the end of next week is that correct. that's my understanding yes okay and what about the other two you were supposed to be hearing from former envoy to Kurt Volker on Thursday and then the inspector general of the intelligence community on Friday is that still on. we hope so you know with regard to Mister Volcker he has been named in several places in the muscle Boris complaint he's not an employee of the state department we're hoping that he will show up and then I expect that the inspector general will appear on Friday at least in a closed session also not men play for the state department correct work for pumping okay I was far as you know that is still on has it been just today a frantic back and forth with the state. well look I think the secretary Pompeii himself it may be a fact witness it you you may have heard according to published reports he was a part of the call that happened on July twenty fifth between president trump and the Ukrainian president he was one of the people listening and right exactly and so the question is is the you know potentially blocking testimony from others in a in a time to protect himself and quite frankly maybe he should be recusing himself for purposes of responding to the inquiry and someone else should be responding instead when you say he may be a fact witness is he one of the next names are gonna call to come testify. assembly I think that chairman chef will likely want to call you know everybody who has been a party to that call acting director of national intelligence McGuire testified last week in answer to a question that I pose that there were more than a dozen people who were participants on that call and he thinks that most of them took notes so we should probably talk to all of them. ask you just. speaking of procedure also this week's hearings the ones that will still stay on track and the ones now rescheduled for next week they will all be behind closed doors and and you know how these things work Democrats and Republicans will come out and give very different readouts. how are you planning to try to keep public support for your inquiry and to have Americans on board with this effort when we won't know what was said and we don't have any first hand information to judge for ourselves I think we'll probably err on the side of transparency while at the same time trying to protect our national security as you know but how how can you be transparent behind closed doors in those seem to be inherently contradictory right well I think that you know one thing that chairmanship is utilized in the past the procedure is to publish transcripts soon after a a deposition or a hearing once classified information is is somehow protected all that being said I think that we're gonna probably err on the side of more open setting proceedings then closed hearings going forward but obviously there's very sense of information that we have to protect too for the national security. put to you. a position that I am starting to hear from Republicans as we interview them a form of defense that is emerging which runs maybe this behavior was improper but it is not impeachable that the behavior documented in that whistle blower complaint doesn't rise to the standard for impeachment as envisioned and written by the founding fathers what you said about. gosh I have to respectfully disagree and strongly disagree the allegation is that the president uses office to pressure Ukraine to smear a domestic political rival and interfere not twenty twenty elections in effect the allegation is that he's compromising our national security for private political gain I can't think of an abuse of power more egregious than that if it's true it's impeachable aren't we should leave it there Illinois Democrat Roger Krishnamoorthy congressman thanks very much for your time thank you Mary Louise now to Hong Kong and a day of widespread unrest protesters set street fires battle police and hurled abuse at the authorities in Beijing and an eighteen year old protester was shot and injured by police who fired live ammunition the day of defiance was meant to send a message to Beijing which was preoccupied with celebrations the seventieth anniversary of modern China NPR's Julie McCarthy reports. tonight in the aftermath of a day of violent protests Johns paper litters the streets the paper is burned as an offering to ancestors in Hong Kong it's a morning ritual as if to say there was nothing to celebrate here in Hong Kong. of course the territory in this clash between police and protesters may change the course of the pro democracy movement and further inflame Hong Kong the video footage depicts the moment when a policeman shoot a protester as he is about to strike.
Hong Kong protests: 15th straight weekend of demonstrations
"The streets of Hong Kong were hot with protests again over the weekend for the fifteenth straight weekend actually two weeks ago Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie lam withdrew that controversial extradition bill the first kicked off this movement but it was not enough protesters and she said it was too little too late this is what the street sounded like yesterday. tear gas water cannons being fired by police at protesters after the initially peaceful demonstrations turned violent and pursuing McCarthy has been covering this in Hong Kong and joins me this morning had a chilly hi David so tell me how this went from from peaceful to violent. what all you know didn't it did start out peacefully and off the demonstration wasn't sanctioned by police but that doesn't stop Hong Kongers from turning out they spilled into the streets I found myself in a sea of American flags with marchers belting out the star spangled banner. those are Chait now about tradition of petitioning western governments to pressure Beijing to let them keep their autonomy but it's good soon descended into violence and it was early and went swiftly and went wait out way late into the night masked protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police barricades that we're protecting the government headquarters they set fires they vandalize the metro. riot police advanced with tear gas and water cannon that that sprays this stinging blue died that can mark protesters sold later they can arrest them and after that prole Beijing demonstrators clashed with pro democracy protesters in an all eighteen people wound up in the hospital. do you know it when we've heard from protest leaders in the past they have suggested that that the violence is being committed by you know just radical elements within a much larger movement that does that seem fair to you with the violence coming from a smaller group of radical protesters here well I'm from my experience it is a rather hard core group of young both men and women mostly in their twenties many under employed if they are employed summer students not all and they're likely to be the same sort of demonstrators who stormed the Legislative Council July first and sent shock waves through Hong Kong because it was seen as so audacious but are there if there is a tolerance for them the remains of tolerance for them and while they may be small in number and most people would like to see these things go off peacefully they they they don't judge too harshly but there's a new brazen it's here David you hear it in the slogans resist to Beijing expel the CCP the Communist Party there's a new aggressiveness and it is on both sides. so protesters have these five demands one of them was to withdraw this extradition bill that I mentioned that happened but they have a number of other demands here in any sense whether they'll be met and there could be some sort of end to this well you know that's right I mean the question from a lot of people was you know what is the endgame and for the protesters the endgame is all five demands their slogan is all five not one less they include amnesty for cues rioters an independent inquiry into the police handling of the protests but to dragging out the extradition bill saga only small snowball to demands to calls for universal suffrage where they elect their own leaders in Beijing doesn't pick them. and her Julie McCarthy in Hong Kong on another weekend of protests and as Julie just mentioned no end in sight to at this point
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"Garcia to borrow good morning we'll hear from the Somali American community after a week of attacks on representative on mark and the leader of Pakistan is coming to meet president trump during a period of tension between the two allies plus we'll look at policy and the new health care plan that former VP Joe Biden has unveiled also will go to Miami were underworld criminals stole millions of dollars of underwear in Israel a doctor who helped capture **** Adolf Eichmann and why he never really talked about it and moon maiden Duke Ellington serenades the Apollo mission it's Sunday July twenty first the news is coming up right now live from NPR news in Washington I'm Barbara Klein hundreds of thousands of people turned out for demonstrations in Hong Kong today the seventh consecutive weekend of protests demanding more autonomy from Beijing as NPR Julie McCarthy reports from Hong Kong a confrontation erupted on the sidelines of the rally rows of riot police massed near the Chinese liaison office and warned on social media that they would clear the area the protesters who had vandalized the outside of the office have retreated before they left they threw eggs at the building symbolizing the Chinese officials are rotten and spray painted over the Chinese Communist Party emblem at the entrance earlier the mass March of nearly a half a million people demanded that the local government to preserve Hong Kong's freedoms which they say Beijing is systematically removing the hard core of the protesters are rallying under the battle cry to liberate Hong Kong the revolution of our times Julie McCarthy NPR news Hong Kong today will be another scorcher for a huge swath of the U. S. here's Bob.
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"A voted to become in one country one system come with them for example we don't vote for the chief executive Carrie lam she was appointed by Beijing so she current represent the people of Hong Kong there was a settlement I heard throughout the day and Julie how likely is it that Carrie lam would resign I think it's highly unlikely her replacement would really mean a headache for Beijing and Wall Hong Kong is simmering it really would prefer that Hong Kong try to tap down this problem on its own that's in pairs Julie McCarthy reporting from Hong Kong thank you Julie thank you now as we mentioned today's protests in Hong Kong come on the twenty second anniversary of the handover of the territory from British to Chinese control that transfer began more than a decade before the official hand over in nineteen ninety seven when Britain's ninety nine year lease on the territory would run out under the agreement for fifty years Hong Kong would be a quote special administrative region of China would keep its capitalist system has its own government it would be known as one country two systems we have got an agreement which is acceptable overwhelmingly to the people of Hong Kong died to Greenland will extend into fifty years beyond nineteen ninety seven I feel we have done a good job for the people of Hong Kong that's British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in nineteen eighty four after signing the agreement I am twenty two years ago to day with an abundance of pageantry the British flag was lowered.
Indonesia's Widodo looks set for election victory
"Today. The ritual of democracy is played out nation spread across thousands of miles of ocean, Indonesia as so many islands. It's hard to count them. Maybe sixteen thousand maybe a lot more more than nine hundred are inhabited and across those islands. People are counting ballots in today's presidential election, exit polls project, president Joko Widodo winning another term he defeated the same challenger back in two thousand fourteen the election revealed the influence of conservative Islam, we found NPR's Julie McCarthy in Jakarta I-, Julie kind there. Indonesia has been seen as a place where moderate Islam flourished. What's changing? Well, that's right. Five thousand miles away from the Middle East in the birthplace of his lawn. You've had Indonesia that have been seen as proof that Islam and democracy could live side by side. But there were signs in this campaign that suggests that Indonesia is becoming more religiously conservative take the president himself president. We don't know this is a small example. But it's telling here's a guy who loves heavy metal music, and there he was at his finale rock concert rally taking pains to thank the country's clerics for their support. Okay. So so going for going for the heavy metal gotta like that. But also picking a cleric with hardline views for his running may, right? That's right. And there was a move that really jolted some of his supporters. We don't move to the right? In a bid to neutralize the allegation that came up against him that he's not Islam enough and the analysts agree. This was politically expedient move, and it alienated some supporters, but others look past it, and it was tell us we're in a country that operates in a world of grey is not black and white. But there are also some troubling signs that a climate of intolerance is growing people are falling afoul of the blasphemy law. There's really no move to repeal it the governor of Jakarta, a Christian was charged with blasphemy voted out of office. He was jailed now Andrea Arsenault with human rights. Watch is the author of a new book titled race Islam in power. And he says faith politics is growing at a fast clip here. And he's Indonesia is becoming dangerous here. He is the idea to Jane's Indonesia into an Islamic state has been rising, and this is going to be a danger. Not only for the street of Malacca all four southeast Asia. But they've been a problem for the whole world. Now, I would hasten to add Steve here that there are plenty of others who believe that Indonesia has been a moderate state will remain one. And the reelection of widow goes a long way in demonstrating that the turnout with route eighty percents, that's quite high even by Indonesian standards. Although I have to note Julie McCarthy we've seen this United States politicians make promises in campaigns are seen as cynical pandering. But then they get elected and people expect them to keep those promises. Well, that's right. And so his big balance will be how is he going to deal with this growing Islamic nation while he seeks a a pretty much of a secular agenda, which is to you know, focus on human rights. Moron. Focus less on human rights and more on human resources like the developing in the human capital of this country. It's very young place. Forty-two percent are under
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"Part of the Pacific any armed attack on Philippine forces aircraft or public vessels in the South China Sea would trigger mutual defence obligations under article four of our mutual defense treaty president Rodrigo Duterte has publicly doubted that the US would come to his country's aid. And Pompeo's remarks were the first clarification of their defense treaty. In the context of the dispute with China. Julie McCarthy NPR news Manila on Wall Street. Stocks are rising last check the Dow was up one hundred twelve points. This is NPR news. Good afternoon. It's twelve oh four. I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW, the LA city council has just approved an ordinance that bars all restaurants in the city of angels from autumn medically giving customers, plastic drinking. Straws restaurants will be able to handouts draws only when patrons request them as approved by the council. The ordinance is set to go into effect for eateries with twenty six employees are more by Earth Day. That's coming up on April twenty second it will cover all restaurants in the city of Los Angeles by October twenty twenty one. A Bill that would make charter schools comply with the same public records and open meetings laws as traditional public schools is on governor Gavin Newsom desk the state assembly gave the measure final approval yesterday afternoon. Some ask lawmakers to fast track it, the bills cosponsored Long Beach democratic assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell is a longtime teacher with deep union ties. He says groups on all sides of the charter school debate helped negotiate the legislation. This Bill seeks to ensure that they use are precious. Few public school dollars are subject transparency common ethical, practices and good government law. That is applied to other governmental operations, the California charter schools association is neutral on the Bill, which it calls a balanced and comprehensive resolution to a long standing debate and voters living within the boundaries of the Los Angeles unified school district will be asked to approve a parcel tax to raise money for public education. The Elliott school board voted unanimously yesterday the place the proposed tax on the ballot during a special election in June the parcel tax would amount to sixteen cents per square. Foot for building improvements on properties within the district. The tax would be in effect for twelve years and would raise five hundred million dollars per year. Move comes on the heels of the January teachers strike.
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"Health officials in the Philippines are targeting nearly twelve million people for measles vaccines as it battles. A deadly outbreak. NPR's Julie McCarthy says there have been at least seventy deaths from measles in and around Manila, the Philippines, reflects with the World Health Organization calls a global, backsliding vaccinations for measles. The WHO says outbreaks have been especially acute in Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar we're more than nine hundred deaths have been reported the past four months. Measles is highly contagious and can cause debilitating even fatal complications health officials in the Philippines, blame the resurgence in measles on a lack of trust in vaccination programmes as parents hesitated or withheld vaccinations measles outbreaks sword. Health officials say they are now playing catch up to vaccinate millions of Filipinos in the coming
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"A journalist in the Philippines is free on bail. After being charged in a libel. Case Maria recipe is co founder of an online news site. That's been critical of the country's president Rodrigo Duterte and his policies. NPR's? Julie McCarthy says press watchdogs believe recipes arrest his aimed at intimidating her colleagues. Philippines. National union of journalists called rescues arrest a shameless act of persecution. Former secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it was condemned by all democratic nations. It's the sixth time that Russia has posted bail in connection with her website rattler, which president do tastes Koren's as a fake news outlet previously. Russia was charged with tax evasion and for violating the law restricting foreign ownership in the media sector in the libel case for which he was arrested. A filipino. Businessmen says rapper wrongly linked him in an article seven years ago to human trafficking and drug smuggling recipe called her arrest and abuse of power and vowed to quote, hold the
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"Julie McCarthy NPR news Paulo, Indonesia. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. It's baseball time the playoffs have begun. And this year. Baseball's epic inch int- rivalry is back the New York Yankees. And the Boston Red Sox playing each other in the American League division series. First time may have faced each other in the postseason since two thousand four and adding to the excitement both teams enter this postseason with a hundred or more wins. Well, let's bring in ESPN baseball analyst. Jessica mendoza. She is in Boston. She is calling game one tonight for ESPN radio. Hey there Jessica, oh my gosh. I'm so excited already to town. Are you kidding me? I'm guessing Fenway is not a quiet place to be today. Now. So I've got to inject immediately just to give people a little sensitive rivalries. I want you to hear a little bit at this is Yankees fans chanting right after advancing to play the Red Sox. Just come in. Does a safe to say this is a game that both? Both teams are excited to be in. Oh, absolutely. I mean, honestly be played each other much throughout the regular season. The narrative was this. I mean, you knew that the Yankees pretty much halfway through the season. We're going to be in that Walker game. The Red Sox were going to go on this historic winning pace to win the division and the hope for every baseball fan was that they need in the division series for really like what you could argue the best teams in baseball, plus the rivalry. Plus the fact that there's so many stars. I mean, yeah. The names on both of these teams just off the list for us for you're watching for Well, Chris sale the big pitcher for the Red Sox. I mean, everything lies on his shoulders, and he he could win on how good he's one of the best pitchers in both leagues. Then you've got the MVP's. Lookie Beck's at JD Martinez. Both on the Red Sox who are the two best hitters. You could argue in the American League and in all of baseball. Aaron judge and Giancarlo Stanton. You're going to get these two massive you're gonna blink. And be like are they football players baseball players or you're seeing Goliath on one side and not even David versus Goliath, the two best teams that you could argue in baseball with the biggest names going head to head. And meanwhile, you're talking players, but let's talk managers for a second. Both. These teams are led by first time managers who used to play for their organizations. So Aaron Boone with my partner three years closest friends you fat right next to me every game on Sunday baseball. Now, he's managing the game. You went from utterly ESPN analyst now managing one of the best teams in baseball and Alex Cora lawsuit. Worked with me at ESPN was the bench coach the World Series winning. Houston Astros in his first year the bench coach, then does manage the Red Sox. So yeah. First time managing but watch how they manage when their hearts pounding you talk about that with players, but imagine needs to ex players. They were doing something completely different. Now here they are in the biggest series of their lives and they're at the helm. And then talk to me about fans. Are we expecting to see great generous displays of sportsmanship? Just watching for Barat. Oh, you think they're yelling loud? When the Yankees beat the as bring on Boston, the New York, man. But here in Boston. I mean, you should hear. I mean, people are talking smack left. Right. You're brave person. Just a walk around town with anything people are gonna jump you. I mean. Very brave just been dosa ESPN's just dosa. She is.
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"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. We've been closely tracking the storm here on our shores. But meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another massive system brought damaging winds and heavy rain to southeast Asia. Typhoon coot made landfall in the Philippines this weekend, leaving dozens dead almost two and a half million people have been relocated in China as the typhoon approaches. Julie McCarthy joins us now from Manila Julie, thanks for being here. Good morning. So this storm as I noted made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday. How much of the country was affected by this? Well, the northernmost island Luzon, which is the biggest and most populous island was really affected by it. The storm had this huge diameter. It was five hundred miles wide and unlike Florence it was fast moving and these winds were brought down power transmission lines, damaged bridges. The rain was falling for hours, of course, flooding homes and starting floods and ninety percent of the farm fields. Rachel in some key provinces are wiped out. We're talking about the biggest rice producing region in the Philippines. So we could see a knock on affect your from the storm on the food supply. Is this the kind of place that is used to getting a huge storms like this. I mean, we're were officials prepared. Well, you know, they are used to it, and it would appear from this storm certainly that they're becoming more prepared some.
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"Tons of rice as it cuts across northern Luzon, which is largely an agricultural area. And the civil defence of our office estimated that forty eight thousand houses made of light material are vulnerable to collapse. They also said they're getting calls already for rescue. But they said it's not safe enough to send their teams. Out did people evacuate. I mean, how many people are still in the way the path of this storm only sixteen thousand three hundred people reported to have evacuated and the Red Cross was concerned that more people hadn't left the northern Philippines, as I said is mostly agrarian. It's less populated than the area. You'll remember that was struck by super typhoon Haiyan in two thousand thirteen that's when more than six thousand people died, but here we're talking anywhere. We're still talking anywhere from five to ten million people who are at risk. What is being done to avoid a repeat of that awful two thousand thirteen disasters the country better prepared than it was then what certainly seems like there's a lot of preparation. And fortunately this storm is moving quickly through the northern edge of the country. Civil defense office has done a lot of education on the dangers of the storm surge lesson they learned from two thousand thirteen hundred. Thousands of food packs have been pre positioned humanitarian aid groups are out there by the thousands. The police are deployed the armed forces are on standby to lead the rescue operations. But there's there's no question that a monster storm like this is going to tax the abilities of even the most sophisticated and developed country. Some peers Julie McCarthy.
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"Corridors called chicken's neck if the chickens nick is effectively cut off one clincy is see this fall from foreign india many boot unease say privately that india was defending its own interests rather than bhutan when a challenged china dole khelum was not a fight over a desolate piece of land but a struggle for power to rivals competing to dominate the region india may have seen china's road building on the tibetan plateau on par with china's construction of artificial islands in the contested south china sea but bhutan institute for himalayan studies founders sonal wong says bhutan is not that volna rebel so i don't think it'll china would blatantly gum and govern us up i don't think that's as simple as that but older boot knees remember china's bloody takeover of tibet in the 1950s and distrust beijing yang boot knees on the other hand like knee drooped zong poll only know china as prosperous and rising hun should increasing the warm up to china because we have a sea of prosperity but i do not and we don't want affordable this but bhutan must move carefully as it balances china and india poon so seized oklahoam as a symptom of bruin geopolitical tensions between the two asian powers the belowcost city the wire mongering attitude of the two countries it could lead to terrible human tragedy if he says a war breaks out julie mccarthy npr news.
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"Ana and england's gary lineker were among the former soccer greats took part in a socalled final draw russia as the host nation will play the opening match against saudi arabia in june longtime rival spain and portugal ended up in the same preliminary group but team usa was absent after failing to qualify for a world cup spot for the first time in more than thirty years ashley seen kim reporting an independent review finds that law enforcement officials failed on multiple fronts when responding to the violence last summer to white nationalist rally in charlottesville virginia the report cites a lack of preparation by city and state police in a passive response by officers during the chaos the white nationalist were protesting plans to remove a confederate statue virginia governor terry mcauliffe in top police officials have defended the response saying police had to show restraint because some in the crowd were heavily armed on wall street the dow is down seventy eight points this is npr former president barack obama address the leadership forum in new delhi today at the gathering hosted by the hindustan times npr's julie mccarthy reports obama spoke of his friendship with rival indian leaders religious tolerance and indian cooking barack obama told indians to cherish their diversity and remarked that india's sizeable muslim population strongly identifies as being indian something the former president said was rare in other countries obama returned to new delhi nearly three years after a visit in which he warned of the dangers of failing to protect the country's religious minorities india has seen a rise in religious related violence in the name of protecting the hindu sacred cow obama said he liked prime minister narendra modi deep but he had a vision for india but added that moody's predecessor manmohan singh was also a great friend obama quipped that he was pretty sure he's the first us as who have the recipe for the indian dish doll chewy mccarthy impure news.
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"The court declared yesterday that if a husband has sex with his underage wife that qualifies as rape and pierce julie mccarthy report despite a law prohibiting child marriage india has more child brides that anywhere in the world the girl's family often poor can view it as lifting an economic burden one analysis of the two thousand eleven census states that ten million girls were mary before they turned eighteen and nearly eight hundred thousand before they reached ten so i shall activist ranjana kumari says they face a lifetime of disadvantages and lost opportunity we got butchered education they will get what you'd be getting climbing what do you got knocked quick to britain you're a curator they had might be pretty children at what you think umbilically air every raped she made the south foot various statutes protect india's children from sexual exploitation and consent is not an issue worse sex with a minor is concerned but one big vulnerability remained for child brides a legal exception absolves husbands of rape charges even if he had sexual relations with an underage wife wednesday's judgement closed that loophole the court said sexual intercourse with a young girl below the age of eighteen was raped whether she was married or not any distinction the court said was arbitrary and discriminatory and not in the best interest of the girl child the courts slammed successive governments for not remove moving the exception kumari who directs the center for social research says politicians have held perpetrate child marriage the iguana indeed mighty big one blessed bride an early this year big aren't going right at coming at you and your perfect you've got preventative maintenance they'll probably get oranje bond pigment feel good dot com look i mean he's got it matter the court was unsparing is it declared sex with a child bridetobe rape the justices said it could degrade and humiliate a young girl destroy her entire psychology endured for whole personality vic room sri vaas devolve the main petitioner said india's choice oil brides were often traffic to to other countries and said the ruling sends a powerful signal to men looking for adolescent brides amendment has them given to them that if you wanted to marry her younger you are no knock predicted beat eightyfour the consequences julie mccarthy in pierre news new delhi ooh.
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"On wall street the dow was up twenty seven points today this is npr the pentagon is confirming that is around eleven thousand us forces currently deployed in afghanistan as far more than the eighty five hundred total acknowledged under the previous administration troop cap bolletteri officials quite league knowledge that there were more forces in that country than the cap allows for the commanders have been shuffling troops in and out the afghan troop announcement comes as the pentagon plans to deploy around thirty nine hundred more americans there in india reins of flooded the financial capitalism by were residents waited through waistdeep water the death toll is reach at least five and in parts of the city the deluge dropped nearly afoot of rain in twelve hours from new delhi anne pierce julie mccarthy reports the heaviest rainfall in twelve years stranded millions sheets of rain battered mumbai disrupting road rail and air travel bringing the city and its satellite towns to a standstill in some places cars could barely be seen above the muddy brown water the coastal city of some twenty million is the latest to be hit by floods more than six hundred people have died in flooding in india this monsoon season the united nations says that landslides and catastrophic floods have affected forty one million people across the subcontinent from india to nepal to bangladesh with people deprived of food and clean water for days jui mccarthy npr news new delhi us economy was growing at a stronger than expected threepercent amy will rate for the three months ending in june the commerce department reported jay the broadest measure of us economic the gdp posted its strongest showing since two thousand fifteen.