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Hacker who helped Islamic State to remain in US prison
"An Islamic hacker has been denied an early release from prison and I news. John Hunt has details AH, computer hacker who gave the Islamic State Group personal data of more than 1300, U. S government and military personnel will remain in a federal prison after a judge rejected his request for compassionate release. Art it for Easy is serving a 20 year sentence. The native of Kosovo is the first person convicted in the US of both computer hacking and terrorism charges. He's currently held at a federal prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. And it's good Go for release in 2032 if he gets credit for good behavior. Prosecutors opposed his release and U. S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema rejected the request at a hearing, citing concerns that he might resume hacking if released. Among a number of other issues for
Interview with Calvin Baker
"Talk A lot about Colin. Kaepernick who of course has become far more than an athlete and more than any athlete of his generation has become super politicizing talk about how sports is a narrative of nationhood and definitely think that you could write eight the story of modern America on his last Assi What What do you? What do you? What are you? What are you thinking about? Colin Kaepernick. I think he's great. I think the truth almost didn't come to light. They. They suppress it for so long and so long and so long I think that it is. Emblematic of what's going on the country as a whole where you have this man and expressing is. Liberal belief. and. Becomes a lightly We tell ourselves we're in the twenty th century were everything is so diverse, and then you see what a lightning rod that becomes for. White. Anger. Someone expressing pride who is but also like. You can't kill black. That's radical athlete baboots how that's That's where we really are that. You can't say. Retaliates tally is wrong. Those are the hard enforces of racism, which I which I can chew colonialism in larger forces and patterns. How advanced how might and can the society be if you if it's if it's controversial as it was in that moment? Thankfully it's I think. As this moves forward. He's becoming raise established himself as one of a line of. Athletic spokespersons yet if you go back on tradition begins. Muhammad Ali's or the world and the Jim Brown's the world who's as like Oh as black versus one of the few people who is allowed any sort of visible Jackie Robinson in different. S. And that's end. And then he became corporate. Right. But the happiest people's right night. I talked about Jim Brown on the NFL who made the decision to leave NFL. After A manhood battle with art modell whose the owner Cleveland browns and direct line and one of the things on everything. We think we're saying there's historical precedent for it and the function and the horses ourselves. Insane. And so right. You look at that the and you look at what's happening feeling I'm not the first person. Say This I long chop wanted to contextualized story. And also like yeah. Camp is doing civil rights work. In the resistance that he faces shows you how much of this country is still against the most basic expression of civil rights what do you? What do you make of? The NFL along with the NBA? WNBA. Others. The institutions of sport have seemed to have come around to say you know we're going to embrace black lives matter. We're going to plastered all over the field or the court wear whatever you want. Neil. However, you want like you know we're fully supportive of the movement and yet gaps still doesn't have a job. So he still sacrificed his dream. Surely, it was his childhood dream that he achieved And then had that taken away chose to go after something bigger, and now that the the sports world, the NFL in particular has come around to his side of things. He is still left out which for so many of us for you to. ADDS a hypocritical sheen to all of it. I mean, I don't know I can't fully embrace what the NFL is doing until he is welcome back into the fold in a serious way. I mean, one of the. made the final cut I. Don't remember off the top of my head but wasn't Michael Vick can chilidog and still have A. Job in Colin Kaepernick, can't say. Shoot people. And not have a job. That's what I think. First of all the NFL. Lost me just I mean. There are a lot like their lot of sports. I. Love. I. Love Sports is you know and but there's always another sport and league baseball loss during steroids. Haven't been back. Haven't really looked back. I might watch catch on the corner of my eye, the barbershop every once in a while. The NFL. Because they are so far on what you say what you think the man like Avenue you know Muhammad, Ali's spent. Eighteen months in jail for Kosovo Vietnam War. I don't remember how much. Much of the baby actually did. Athletic careers. sports and they end when you're still a young individual with a lot of life ahead and as you read it as Jim Brown realize can't stop. By many miles at. And right the dream of NFL would it looks like it might be over I hope that it's eventually someone will give him a shot maybe but. And will air. We'll find the next stream. Nets like life purpose. That's always the challenge of being an athlete. It happened to him in a prematurely it's not fair but he's shown himself to be larger than that lead
Serbia and Kosovo normalize economic ties in U.S.-brokered deal
"Have agreed to normalize economic ties is part of a U. S brokered talks that include Belgrade, No grade moving its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem. And mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo. At the two days of meetings with Trump Administration officials, the Serbian President Alexander Alexandra Vacek, and Kosovo's Prime Minister Abdullah Ho T. Agreed to cooperate on a range of economic funds to attract investments and create jobs announcement provided Trump. They should've written President Trump with a diplomatic, went ahead of the November presidential election and furthers his administration's pushed to improve Israel's international standing. That's the
Serbia says it will move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, Kosovo to recognize Israel as part of US-brokered talks
"Sutherland US broker talks, leading to two more diplomatic breakthroughs for President Trump, Serbia and Kosovo, agreeing to normalize economic ties over a decade after their bloody split. In addition, Kosovo agreeing to recognize Israel and Serbia will know Of its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem leaders from both Balkan countries visiting the White
Dr. Rachel Dolan Discusses The Antipsychotic Drug Epidemic
"Welcome to the healthcare policy podcast on the host David Intra. Kosovo. With me today Dr Rachel Dolan the US House of Representatives ways and Means Committee majority staffer to discuss the majority staffs recently released report titled Under enforced and over prescribed. ANTIPSYCHOTIC drug epidemic ravaging America's nursing homes. Dr Dole and welcome to the program. I David thanks so much for having me. Please call me Rachel. While this'll be the last time Dr Dolan's bio is posted on, of course, the podcast website. In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee two, thousand seven, the FDA's Dr David Graham stated quote. Unquote. Fifteen thousand adults elderly people in nursing homes are dying each year from the off label use of antipsychotic medications. For an indication that the FDA knows the drug doesn't work the problem has been only FDA for years and years close quote. Legal the FDA does provide a black box warning label. Regarding off label use of these drugs, eleven years later, Human Rights Watch published a report titled They Want Docile. How. Nursing homes in the US overmedicated people with dementia. The report found in two thousand, sixteen, seventeen quote unquote massive use or abuse of Anti Psychotics, for example, Sarah. Quel. Doll and Rispler doll that have serious side effects including sudden cardiac death. The human rights report estimated in an average week over one hundred, seventy, nine, thousand, long-stay Nursing Home Facility patients who administered antipsychotic drugs. Without a diagnosis which the drugs are indicated or approved rover, polar disorder and schizophrenia in testimony the ways and means. Committee. Heard this past November Richard Mollet Executive Director of the Long Term Care Community coalition concluded quote the use of San Anti psychotics in skilled nursing facilities is so extensive that puts the US in violation of internal conventions and covenants on torture and cruel inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment. Close quote. This is my third related interview. In December twenty twelve I discussed the topic with Diana Zuckerman. And in February, eighteen high interviewed Hannah Lamb who authored the above mentioned human rights report. With me again to discuss the ways and means report just released titled Under enforced and over prescribed is Rachel Dolan the reports lead author. So that Rachel as background let's get right into this or immediate neatly into the specifics of the report. What did the report find regarding the extent to which? They're persists overuse or misuse of anti psychotics in skilled nursing. David. So the report showed what what you what we would expect from your introduction, which is the use of antipsychotic does persist in nursing homes across the country and it remains quite high and not of course, has implications for patient safety and and health We found in the fourth quarter of Twenty nineteen approximately twenty percent of all skilled nursing facility residents in the US. So that's about two, hundred, Ninety, eight, thousand, six, hundred, fifty people every week received some form of antipsychotic medication and most of that was without any psychosis diagnosis for which these drugs are indicated So specifically, we actually looked at trends and surveyor citations for unnecessary medication use in nursing home. So that's kind of the. Part of this study and what we found was a clear change in citation rates for these facilities between the change in administrations from the Obama Administration to trump administration So we found citations for antipsychotic misuse in sniffs increased by two hundred percent between twenty, fifteen, twenty seventeen but then declined by twenty two percent from two thousand, seventeen to twenty eighteen, and importantly a ten percent of citations associated with actual harm or immediate jeopardy to a residence health or safety. So those are some of the most severe citation surveyors ever capture resulted in no fine from twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen under the trump administration. So you know. I. Would say even though this study in particular couldn't determine causation we we did see a clear association between the Trump Administration's regulatory rollback campaign twenty, seventeen, twenty eighteen and a reduction in citations for these particular drugs. Okay thank you and we'll get into the trump administration's regulatory decisions in this regard in a minute let me just ask as a follow up or an aside question and I don't think I saw this new report. So you may not have these numbers top of mind but worth asking, can you give an approximation of the cost? To the Medicare program at least relative to the overuse I, mean, this is a massive amount of money in reimbursement for these medications. I don't remember offhand. Let's see I think in the in the actually in the report we got About one third of older adult Medicare part d enrolling with dementia who spent more than one hundred days in a nursing humber prescribed antipsychotic in two, thousand, twelve constituting roughly three, hundred, sixty, three, million part D plan payments that year and of course, there's also cost associated with hospitalizations for inappropriate use of these drugs So I would expect you know that that that is obviously very under an understatement understated estimate that does not capture the full realm of payments. So it's it's fairly substantial.
Serbia-Kosovo talks 'back on track
"Now Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo's statehood since Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in two thousand and eight, nearly a decade after a very bloody war dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina began in two thousand eleven, producing some thirty agreements most of them, though a not observed, but after talks broke down a couple of years ago, the parties are communicating again with both the EU and the US weighing in well for more I'm joined by James, Kara Lindsay who's visiting professor at the NFC and author of the politics of recognition and engagement, e you, member-state relations with Kosovo James Let's begin with the US involvement. Where do we stand with this? Well. There was a lot of excitement that the united. States was getting involved in this process a couple of years ago. There was a sense Washington really wants it's gets are. Big International Agreement. This was going to be one of trump's moments of glory. That was going to get reelected. And so there was a lot of activity that was going on. By the United States role, the separate from the e U process switch continuing as you've noted since two thousand eleven. But recently it's basically collapsed in this collapse for number of reasons one because they would charges brought against the presidents of Kosovo. For War Crimes but also I think that we just up against the clock in the United States Rick. Grenell the US ambassador to Germany, who was handling this? It looks like he's going to be very involved in trump's reelection campaign, and as we know it less than four months to go before the US election. I, think the latest sellings way hand over to Europe is saying look I've. Got To be dealing with now, so the ball is very very certainly back in the European court now and there was a video summit on Friday chaired by the the the Cherry double-act Merckel macron. What what transpired? The the problem as Well. There's a whole range of problems. As again as you noted as being a range of agreements have been put in place over the past, a number of years most which haven't really been observed, but there's also been deep divisions within the European Union about what they want. Now there's been a number of proposals being coming forward a nice been suggestions that the President Sukasto vote and Serbia. Actually at one point very close to a deal, but controversially that would include some so the territorial swap and we know that Germany in actual fact Britain as well a very very opposed to this. The. Americans on the other hand seem to be open to the idea although they seem to be a rowing buckle now now. I'm so the probably essentially have is that we need a big picture secondments here and the Europeans have been pressing so small normalization agreements, which is all very well and good boots. As I'm saying I worked Cypress pathetic years, and these small agreements, a justice difficult to get into place, and even more typical in many ways to implement than actually spending time focusing on a big picture final deal, and so I think this is the real question about half now. Is it going to be back to try to get these piecemeal agreements that don't really work or all week in the focus on the big picture? Final settlements. Will really put this issue behind both Kosovo. and Serbia and of course that question becomes very urgent, because it looks as if the leaders of Serbia in Kosovo will meet face to face in Brussels later this week. Yes I'm I mean to be honest with you? I don't think anyone's really expecting that. We can see any big breakthroughs now. and I again. I'm I'm very very skeptical that you're really even knows what it wants. the IT could be a return to these sort of. These small bitsy talks which you don't get me wrong. These are important things that needs to be doubts which will make long foot for people in costumes survey much better. But like a Lotta people a my view is the you sold. If they were the big picture deal, anyway and so what you're doing is many ways wasting time on energy block treasurer on all these trying to get these small agreements, which in the end don't really get implemented because that fundamental big picture agreement so. I I think the big problem here is that it's it's. Europe's coming at the wrong way. I mean Europe officials as saying that resolution is the only way that Serbia and Kosovo seek to become members of the EU. Do you think that that's a big enough incentive? Well. I mean I. Get sent certainly in Kosovo there is. A growing realization something needs to be done so often. Votes Clayton dependency. The was that we go from. There was a we've got. The Americans behind US rebuilt the British the French recalled Germans. They're going to go out and tell. The world recognized Kosovo and in the first few years. That seems to be what was happening and we got to a point where about one, hundred ten or hundred thirteen of the one hundred ninety three members of the UN recognized. Kosovo But Russia and China refuse to recognize it, so that prevents full you and membership, but what we've seen in the past couple of years is Serbia's lobbied countries to withdraw that recognition of Kosovo is now recognized about ninety seven countries so I think in Prishtina this realization if we want to join the UN if we want to be a normal, fully accepted country on the world stage, we've got to reach a final deal with Belgrade. What is it that we? We can offer Belgrade. The Belgrade might be willing to accept. The trump is what it sink. President Sanctuary was willing to offer Belgrade's. The German said No. We're not willing to allow it to go that far because if you stop changing borders between Serbian, Kosovo. Even if this is consensual, you'll not problems north Macedonia and Bosnia so we we have a fundamental problem here of how we're going to deal with something that frankly speaking could be dealt with sally easily. If, there was sort of coincidence abuse amongst the Americans, the Europeans, subs and the Kosovo Albanians James. Thank you very much? Indeed, that's James Collins.
"kosovo" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Kosovo is in a divided unstable corner of Europe. It's a fact underlined by the fate of Albuquerque who spent just fifty one days as the country's prime minister. The coalition leader lost a confidence. Vote three weeks ago after a dispute provoked by whether to declare state of emergency because of covert nineteen. Mr Kurti was against the proposed measures. They would have given much greater powers to his longstanding rival. The Republic President Hashem Thaci a major issue is inflamed their enmity is the one that dominates Kosovar politics countries relationship with Serbia following the vote. The office of Mr Kurti remains as caretaker. Prime Minister contacted the intelligence. Would we like to hear his side of the story? Okay so first of all Mr Coachie. Thank you very much for for making time for us. I have really just a a few questions. Thank you for you and so. We took up the offer as well speaking to Tim. Judah the economists Falcons correspondent Albuquerque's a very well known figure in Kosovo ever since the late ninety S and. He's been a protest politician really ever since then until he came to power. After last October's elections. He was a vocal opponent of Serbia. Who imprisoned him in the late ninety? S then he was an opponent of the UN which around Kosovo until its independence took lead independence in two thousand eight. He was an opponent of all. Kosovo governments ever since and he has been against the EU and periodically against the US and many people in the former elite in Kosovo felt threatened by this. The deposing of Mr Kurti prime minister has been welcomed in Washington president. Donald Trump's administration has been trying to help resolve the impasse between Kosovo and Serbia persisted since the Balkan wars of the nineteen nineties. Serbia has never recognised Kosovo's independence although most European countries and a majority of EU n members have Mr Kurti though is reluctant to settle with Serbia. Deal that would make the trump administration look savvy that put him on the wrong side of Mr Trump. But it's the current course of our president who remains Mr Curtis more significant fo. Ti is behaving every day as one of the leaders of the opposition so every day he finds Bretax to attack me. The President Husham Thaci who was a senior figure in the former Kosovo Liberation Army which was the guerrilla group. That fought Beer in the in the late ninety s is the type of person that Mr Coachie really wants to see gone. He accuses Mister Thaci of being the type of person symbolizing that elite which he says has become corrupt. President of Kosovo. Is Laura often every day? Politician rather than ceremonial figure as president should be in a republic which is democratic parliamentarian in character. I imagine that our president would like to change our constitution and At ended our republic into a presidential one like us or France. Tim President Thaci argues. He's only focused on the corona virus. And that Mr Kurti's concerns about constitutional. Change aren't aren't valid. But their rivalry clearly goes far beyond this so over the last couple of years. Missa thought she has been pursuing talks with his opposite number in Serbia president. Alexander vote-rich aiming somehow to come to some sort of deal which would settle all the outstanding issues between Kosovo and Serbia and Mr Kuti has been opposing this and when he came to her he said clearly. I'm now the prime minister talks with Serbia will now proceed under my Egypt's I'm now in control and that's the main reason to have come to blows now well. Initially they've disagreed over the legacy of the last government which imposed a tariff of one hundred percent on all Serbian imports which is really huts. Ibm economically because Saban exports a lot to Kosovo and Mr Rich. The Saban Presidents said Fi. He would proceed perhaps to do a deal with Kosovo but he wanted this tariff lifted. Mr T. Then said fine. We'll lift the tariff. And he's begun moves to do that he just said on the basis of reciprocity which has angered the Serbs clearly but also the Americans because reciprocity is a way of kind of almost not lifting them. But how is it that the Americans are so involved in what amounts to some fairly fine grain trade negotiations? The reason for that is because the Americans specifically ambassador Richard Grennell who's the US ambassador to Germany. But also now it's acting head of intelligence who's been charged by the trump administration to oversee talks between Serbia and Kosovo. Now he's believed to want to have some form of foreign policy success. I A deal between Serbia and Kosovo which could be useful for Mr Trump during his election campaign the issue of trade. It's it seems kind of minor but this was what was halting possible deal or progress possible deal between Kosovo and Serbia between Hashim Thaci and Alexandrovich. Then we had the election and Mister Kunti seemed to get an away this and appear to be acting truculent. As far as the Americans were concerned they accuse me for being anti-american because on this point I did not agree with ambassador now so I agree with embassador Grenell that we need to have an agreement. Serbia that new energy is needed. But then when it came to the content of the agreement that we had the difference. I did not consider the difference. Should be of such great importance but it turned out to be so and so it seems that the Americans have encouraged. the friends in Kosovo including the society and others To get rid of this truculent. Prime Minister but traditionally America has been on the side of Kosovo rather than on Serbia anyway. What do you read in trying to put its thumb on the scales in favor of Serbia? Now well it's extremely strange. Because America was the most staunch supporter of Kosovo. Forget that in one thousand nine hundred nine. It was the Americans that led the NATO bombing which lasted for seventy eight days of Serbian which led to an end of Serbian rule in Kosovo. Which of course is lead in the end to Kosovo's independence a now. It's quite strange because the statements that are coming from Washington appear to be very similar to the statements and sentiments that. We've seen coming from the tasks news agency from Moscow so it's been quite confusing for some people because now it looks like the. The Americans are favoring Serbia And are on the same kind of art line of argument as the Russians. And so what what happens now that this all comes amid of course a global pandemic one that that will not leave Kosovo untouched and Mr Kurti seems to be out of power. But but what happens now? Well first of all. Mr Coachie continues as caretaker prime minister that means he's still IMPA but he has a government much less power than they would do ordinarily nine an ordinary situation. You could proceed to a snap election but under these circumstances clearly is impossible to proceed snap election so perhaps what will happen is that a new government will take over in the next few weeks unless Mr Coachie can think of a way to get out of this and him and his party will no longer be in power. Missa COOKIES ARE NOT likely to go down without fights. Politics struggled mannerisms. You know that old formula of closing. It's a war is politics by other means. I could say that now. The opposite is true. Politics is worthy and he assumes that even if he does go down then he'll be back soon as he can't be at Yuban much stronger position. Tim Thank you very much for joining us. Thank.
Mike Pompeo announces new alliance for religious freedom
"Of State Mike Pompeo has announced the formation of the international our National Religious Freedom Alliance so it is a group of countries twenty seven countries have signed onto this. Religion has always had such a hard time finding freedom. Yeah well it's just I it. It can be tricky. It can be tricky to find. I suppose certain practitioner like listen minority faiths have had their problems of religion if these mother fuckers. There's money was really where their mouth was. They'd be looking pretty escorts at our own country right. Yeah and it would be. Yeah but that's not where they're looking and let's and don't get it to us did. It's not the cream of the country crop that has signed on to this to this little club club cowboy and by the way club. I'll get to it not my word. I'll get to that but besides the United States. I think we bullied the the UK into joining up. And then we've got you WANNA trade deal right exactly obey Ania. Austria Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Colombia Croatia Czech Republic Estonia Gambia Georgia Greece. Hungary Israel Kosovo Latvia. The religious oppression groom Spotted a theme they. They issued their principals a whole list of principles that included a commitment to and I'll quote the right to hold any faith or belief leaf or none at all and the freedom to change faith. Now those that's a good principal. Yeah I'm pretty great with that as has stated so if they hold that as their guiding light fine but here's what Pompeo had to say. Oh boy he was was like so the principles redact something. The principles didn't call out any specific countries or whatever but then bump peyot in his remarks mentioned mentioned. The targeting of religious minorities in seaview can spot a theme here Iraq Pakistan Nigeria Syria and Myanmar. All of which are heavily Muslim countries right and so and yes most of the targeting of minority religions that he's really concerned about the minority. Religion is Christianity. Of course it is maybe not me and Mar.. Maybe we. They're talking about the Ryan go there or whatever but but mostly we're talking about Christians and how terrible it is when a Christian gets Get suppressed that's the worst thing. It is the worst kind of oppression. Yeah the United States. I think we've we've talked about it. I'm not sure if we've talked about it but the US has a what's let me find this title what it's ambassador at large for for International Religious Freedom which is one Mr Sam Brownback if you recognize that name. It's because he's the architect of the Kansas the Kansas experiment he was the governor of Kansas who enacted who put his money whereas conservative mouth was and enacted the most like the perfect fully conservative trickle down economic. Oh disaster yeah bankrupt Kansas. Yeah he basically said. We're going to run the experiment. The actual conservative experiment. Yeah we're going to give tax breaks to everybody. Yeah we're GONNA and basically. He ruined up to literally bankrupted. I mean maybe not literally but but most but yeah uh as as close to bankrupt as a state could possibly be right. Did it. These shot the you know the adrenaline shot to the heart of their economy. Didn't quite take I'm not of course it ruined everything anyway. He is now the ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom for the United States of America and he said quote he said we want nations that respect religious freedom in their own country. Obviously he he's talking about. Who would who they want to join this group? He's we want nations that respect religious freedom in their own comfy country obviously act that way and then are willing to push religious freedom in the international venues so this is the activist club of countries. He's great he. They've got a club a club you know are there. Are there Komo News. There's secret handshake. Oh Yeah Oh yeah and they meet up in a tree house. They probably have have a drum circle at one point. Somebody you know no girls allowed. You don't
Nicole Scherzinger confirms The Pussycat Dolls reunion nine years after break-up
"Very excited because I'm unveiling one of the most eagerly anticipated and let's face said unlikely pop reunions if the sexiest and sixty s band of the Nazis the pussycat dolls of back after nine. Nine years I'm not going to be touring the UK as well. That's right Nicole Scherzinger Ashley Roberts. Kimberly Wyatt Commeet- The car and Jessica. Kosovo will be bringing Dole domination to the stage once again of course as well as huge hits like. Don't Shell bossons when I grow up. WHICH PROPELLED THEM TO WORLDWIDE RECORD SALES ELSA fifty four million van Minoan fifth just behind the scenes drama as park out? All sorts of allegations came out Nicole. Who of course would go on to become an expert? To legend claims. She did ninety five percent of the singing while her bandmates it they were reduced to being glorified backing dancers their words and even forbidden from talking and and one of the same light up put the past rivalries and resentments to bid the absence of one key member Melody Thornton from the reunion does make the question of weathering pussycat laws still out.
Ex-White House official, diplomat testify in impeachment hearing
"Two witnesses have been called for today's impeachment hearings against president trump the first Fiona hill who until earlier this year with the top Russia policy specialist on the National Security Council we'll be hearing about her this morning let's focus for the moment on the only other witness on tap today he's a career diplomat serving in the U. S. embassy in Ukraine his name is David Holmes he's testified in private to what he described as an extraordinary conversation between president trump and the US ambassador to the European Union and for more on homes in his testimony were joined by NPR's Bracton Booker have written Hey David so what was it about this call that made David Holmes to lawmakers that he quoted never seen anything like this well David Holmes is a career foreign service officer who testified behind closed doors last week in his transcripts were made available on Monday he said in that deposition that the call is something he remembers quote vividly he says you ambassador Gordon someone into other US officials were at a Ukrainian restaurant on July twenty six isn't someone calls trump to update him on meeting the group had with Ukrainian officials and what struck homes as quote so remarkable is that one some places a call on an unsecure phone line in the middle of a Ukrainian restaurant into homes says he can over here trump and Solomon openly discussing quote investigations be safe to say no one knows who might be listening into a phone call at a restaurant and secured in in in Kiev okay so what what is Dave Holmes say the president and investor someone actually discuss when it comes investigations so according to the transcript home says someone told the president quote he's going to do it and home says after the phone call ended he asked someone about the president's concerns about Ukraine and holds as someone said that trump only cares about quote the big stuff the big stuff at that benefits the president quote like the bite investigation now in his testimony yesterday before lawmakers someone said he never mentioned the bidens in this conversation with homes okay we actually have tape of this that this is the U. investor grins on land and in this exchange with house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff yesterday and you have no doubt no reason to doubt Mister Holmes recounting of your conversation with the president the only part of Mister Holmes recounting that I take exception with as I do not recall mentioning the bidens that did not enter my mind it was for Riesman two thousand sixteen election your no reason to believe the Mister Holmes would make that up if that's what he recalls are saying your honor is the question of do I I don't recall saying bye I never recall saying bye so David look for this testimony with Dave Holmes to look like a real he said he said that dynamic well something else again of a lot yesterday and also in in homes closed door testimony was the American rapper a sap rocky who was jailed in Sweden how does how does that figure and all this you can't make this stuff up right a sob Recchi makes a cameo in an impeachment hearing it gets noon check by the witness that is testifying in Gordon sound in the U. ambassador now he's some rocky was the subject of this phone call between trump and and sound and according to someone's recollection he says at the time of the phone call the rapper was having real legal trouble in Sweden he was arrested on assault charges and while much of the focus of this phone call had to do with the investigations some would testify that actually the majority of this phone call was about trumps interest and how to strategize around the interest in the rapper's arrest okay what what we focus on what to expect from David Holmes testimony to you you've been talking to people just about like him his career what would people say about him honestly I couldn't find anybody to say a negative thing about David Holmes he is he is someone who's been described as principled as ethical and in his mid forties he still considered a rising star in the former foreign service he serving in Kosovo and Afghanistan and Russia and I think it's important to note that in twenty fifteen he want that's our twenty fourteen he won the constructive descent award given to mid level career officers for voicing concern on US policy with just one note this happened in the Obama administration and people who who know him are worried that you know he he may end up being his career may be derailed because of the spotlight and in the
Portugal's Socialists prepare 4 more years in government
"Voters in Portugal are going to the polls in a parliamentary election today opinion surveys suggest the Socialist Party of the prime minister will do well but will need support from one or more parties to remain at the head of a minority government parliamentary elections also being held today in Kosovo and
Kosovo opposition wins snap vote for new parliament
"Because of I was holding a parliamentary election the vote was forced by the resignation of prime minister it removes her deny after he was called to a war crimes court in the Hague not to Mister hardy night a former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army is still standing for re election guide Loni has this report the poll could be viewed as a test of the Kosovo Liberation Army is enduring popularity both prime minister how to deny and president Hashim Thaci with former KLA leaders and that's insured long term success for their respective political parties for many people both men remain heroes on the view Mr how to denies questioning at the Hague as a national insult but others feel a former fighters have not delivered the prosperity promised when possible unilaterally declared independence from Serbia more than a
Chin Implants: The Procedure You Never Knew You Needed
"We've an interesting kosovo because this is something that admittedly the topic i i was so surprised about i met a woman younger woman and i was like what do you do. What's your skin care routine. Tell me everything and she admitted that she had recently. They had a chin implant. I think my chin fell to the floor because i had always thought that chins were for big beefy dudes. It's like <hes> like the guys who get calf implants. Yes seriously. I am so so excited to get a chin implant. I'm not even to i've waited. It's part of my. It's in my next five. You know five your plan. Plan your your your your plan. Got a beijing five year. Plan of beijing has indefinitely includes injectable at so smart. I love the descendants when people are like what your five year plan in like of aging yeah. No i got the here we go. So do i bring in. Are we talking like ricky. Martin from the always go to live in la. Vida need a loka okay. Well like listen. I used to really look like county yeah and as we've age like i'm trying yeah. He's my jaylo. Oh okay. He is my jaylo. Make sense. Make sense and you know what i love today our our guest today dr al loss is really going to explain to us. The misconceptions options that around jenin plants yeah. I really don't have any especially after that quote. Unquote self made billionaire redid her entire vase allegedly with her lips and i was like but what about everything yeah i'll talk about it. You're so right. I love the pay attention to this stuff but in my defense today even dr yale loss our guest so that there is a big misconception about who needs needs a chin implant so i'm just gonna let her tell us all about it so a lot of the times i e even i am a little bit loathe to bring it up because your reaction on is not a typical. A lot of people are like a chin plan. What the heck are you talking about like. No i'm fine and but if you think about it what is the dividing border between in our face and our neck we we really do have to have a nice good border. You have to have a nice defining jaw line and if you don't have that then it just is like a big blob going running together. <hes> and it's not just so you can have a good profile just want to have a good division between green the two and if you don't have a strong good chin and i'm not talking about jay leno but you just want to have like a clear border between face the neck and a chin is really that's it's all important job and we looking at models and even when we look at models of like wow they're being so inclusive there. They haven't aged model. They have a stake steer old a fifth year old on the cover they always have these great joy aligns and it's because they have like a good strong chin not ajay leno but like a good strong defining chen how this is something that you're all up on and also be getting one really yeah. I mean yeah yeah well. I guess even at for like maybe forty five but it's on my leg ten year plan overthrowing. Everybody doesn't have to get an implant. I totally disagree if you look at somebody's profile and you can basically draw a line down from dropping down from the lip up straight down to the chin if he saw a vertical straight down and it lines up your good if it's behind then you're a little it back. Don't you find that with harmony in the face. <hes> you know when when people do face-lifts when people alter their noses sometimes when they add in a scotch epa chen or even just like us coach of a cheek like it all brings together but the chin is the like as you. I said it's the border. The chin really can do a lot of things because yes. I mean one hundred percent so many times that people are coming in for ryan up last dave or for hurt their nose and they think that their nose is huge and i'm like the nose is not an issue. It's because the chimney so far back that the noses looking so prominent in just i put a little bit of chinon we balance the face the cheekbones all of a sudden were look a little bit more prominent that knows doesn't look as prominent and even if they then still refused to do the is is always a bit of an issue because how far back indy bring the nose when the chin is still going to be an issue and as a person ages if you don't have a good strong strong chin think about it the second that those jowls form and they start to descend if there's not a good strong chin. They're not a good strong jaw line. You're gonna st those jowls. Forming in three seconds. I hate is a chin implant like i'm like a very baby retargeting silicone. Is it like a little pouch so can be made a little silicone. It's not it's very different than than the breast implant okay breast implants. If you think about it have to again interesting visual with my hands right now or move around. She's doing squishy but <hes> chin implant. Arch implants are being placed on it in a very precise pocket any top of your bone. They are not moving got it. That could be one of the reasons why we think that you don't get that some issues that you get with breast implants scar contraction actor and the need to replace it. Was it harder so it's definitely firmer okay <hes> you actually will not feel will the difference between your bone and where the chin implant is. Oh so why did the grafted along the bum. It's placed in such a precise pocket underneath breath the on the fibrous envelope of the bone that you really just blends right in. I love when you talk nerdy to me. Okay i feel like i'm talking committee so now for me so selfish question only go in through the mouth and i don't need this car underneath you. You can absolutely why what are the two aways that we address as we can either go through the mouth or we can go through right underneath the chen and the difference. The friends is <hes>. The mouth is a dirty place isn't that we don't love to do that because you're putting a permanent implant so ideally you you want to be with nobody serious. That's why sometimes make the mouth isn't so preferred but yes for men who have a incredibly sexy beard heard. Sometimes you don't want to give them that. External scar though offense so many particularly guys already have a little scar underneath i do my husband does do and i was just russian all man i'd like you to i simply ask sledding accident trying to be a figure skater but without he's on oh aw almost all men actually already have scar there so actually usually not such a big issue and since i do a tremendous large number of bureaucratic arctic transplants no no biggie. It's not a biggie because i can take a few. I can actually even take some of your beard. Hairs entrance led to this guard some point okay salta and with the chin implant canada along gave to my jaw line to can you add a little more to my jaw line where the less yes yes. I mean we're talking about shape so used to be years back that we put in this little these little shaped like mccormick little button there look like will overall will footballs but now we tend to use more what we call an extended anatomical that fills that pre jowl space and when you do that you get that elongated gated gel and actually a lot of times that women are complaining so early about getting pre jowls or feeling that chubby face and the reason men are growing growing beards or go t's is because they want their hiding the fact that they don't really have that great jal that they wished they had and then once you pop that jin implant and all of a sudden they have that defined jawline inch also people who love it are people who feel like they have that little like under <unk> under the chin like fat pouch yeah and they lose weight but they still have that pouch there even without doing liposuction. You just put the chinen all all of a sudden that's gone so what is the procedure like for coming in and we're not sure that we're ready for this. Is there any way to sort of envision this. Yeah we definitely definitely have an imaging system that we can take your picture and we can draw on you right what has been credibly popular over the past few years and maybe because of instagram because the apps <hes> people come in having image themselves with an app that they have on their found or we do fillers all the time. We have fillers that last six months we fillers that last two years and try before you buy you try before you buy. We do injectable all the time so do you use a specific civic type of filler in the chin or is it the same that you use in the face there there are many different types really a lot of the i always prefer natural fillers so any of the hyler electronic acid fillers really work well and they're so many that good ones that are f._d._a. Approved and have different longevity. Write a love it okay so then if we're going to have this done what what is that procedure like walk through it. Come into the office that day you come to the office that day. Believe it or not. I actually performed quite a few of these under local anesthesia anesthesia wow yeah they got. They do <hes> so we can. Maybe give you a valium pill to relax even an ambien. <hes> the the incision is going to be marked. <hes> area is sterling cleaned in. We have our own accredited operating room here. <hes> local anesthesia can injected. You may not feel that at all. If you choose to go with a little bit of mild anesthesia we have board certified anesthesiologist here which case you take it happen. You know make up and it's totally done a little bit of soreness frequently. We do it from an incision right underneath the chen those to just come out a week later her <hes> yeah you could be a little bit sore <hes> so maybe i'll say have milkshake right first day or two but otherwise i've actually performed perform this on colleagues and they went and covered the facial plastic clinic the next day wow so like is there anything because i think that we don't realize how much are chin is involved in speaking speaking in but you're saying you're good to go. You'll be a bit swollen. You may look slightly. Sorry jay leno you might look slightly jay leno as for the first week because you'll be a little a bit swollen nothing that is so outrageous that people are stopping you down the street right and no big bandages. You'll the first day i mean when you leave. We sure on your late night in a over are left totally big. Samantha hats on an ahead yelling l. hoodie yeah. He's hell of it. I mean it does take a couple of weeks to the swelling goes down. The most people love it. Love and other people are not aware. We always talk about it two or like it. The problem is when you do any sort of facial thing whether it's filler mall really return that filler and you get home that day and you see the swelling and if you think if this doesn't look swelling they have it doesn't look super bowl anti than you didn't do a lot of the times it filler. You'll be like swollen. You're like oh this looks great and then it goes away and it's like wont wont law <hes>. Should it up more but that's great thing about florida. You can always try and the great thing apparently about these implants now is that you can come in. You can do the imaging you can do a a filler simulate that before are you go under the knife. -actly ballpark costs on this because we always have to ask and i know it varies from surgeon to surgeon in state to state but what are we looking at <hes> <music>. I'm going to say about five thousand. Oh okay so on the low end of facial procedures shall proceed to try before i buy because i'm ready to go shave. My face right now depends on how many syringes to be honest. I'll need like four or five then you actually could be looking at the cost of surgery surgery so like but again i love test drive you do <hes> so the value is always at is what i always say patients. Who do the injections the value. Is there because you at least know how is half the battle. Knowing is half the battle joe but now it is yes. It is real merkin kim euro if we were to do it implant and hate it. Is it something that's reversible. It is okay so okay so you're also not sounds like you were grafting it to the bone and there's lots of different shapes and they're even customizable so all right doctor. Thank you so much for really taking food procedure so we can put our best face
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Europe's Balkan dilemma
"Today, we're looking at the Balkans, an area that dominated international attention twenty years ago after the wars in Bosnia and Kossovo. But it slipped from the headlines in recent years. Joining me to discuss the region, and at some certain prospects are the T euro penatta, Ben home, an Fokin correspondent, Valerie Hopkins. Ben the F T this morning described the Balkans as the most volatile region in Europe. Why would he say that? Because historically, it has been a region that has been full tired of by competing power blocks. You know, the ultimate empire the Austro-Hungarian empire the Russian empire and that has left kind of overlapping, national, and ethnic and religious divisions. And we are still living with the legacy of that, and sort of overlaid by an incomplete transition to democracy and the rule of law after communism and. Then probably on top of all of that you have corruption. It's deeply rooted. So Ben before we continue. Let's just define the region. How big is it? And how significant so we're talking about the western Balkans region roughly twenty million people about the population of the Netherlands, but with a really tiny economy, about the size of Slovakia's. And we're talking about Serbia Montenegro Bosnia Herzegovina Albania, north Macedonia, and Kosovo, of course. So it's a pretty small number of people with a pretty small combined GDP. It's not significant, but it's always been a source of instability as we've known for the last century. Valerie, Ben referred to this as a kind of incomplete process and some of the countries in the regions, maybe all of them have hurt. The delta Modeste nation will be joining the EU I'm thinking, particularly of north Macedonian Albanian, but they're finding very hard. Yes. Well, that's true. They've been hoping to join but also the e u has been hoping for them to join I mean for the first time this was articulated in two thousand three in there. I e you some. In Thessaloniki, all of the countries of the western Balkans were promised a credible path to accession we're given unequivocal support from the Member States and one year ago after north miss Adonia and underwent quite comprehensive changes north Macedonia, to its name, and two other reforms and L Bainian committing to a very onerous judicial reform were promised that they would get a green light this year. And as we saw yesterday that decision was punted again, for a couple of months, at least until October and from their point of view, how much of a disastrous. Well, it's quite a big disaster. I mean, enormous Adonia which recently changed its name in order to end a decades long conflict with Greece over their name, which Athens believed implied territorial desire over the Greek region of the same name, the whole public support for the agreement and public support for the government is riding on the guarantees towards progress towards the EU that are written into that. So north Macedonia, has moved forward in terms of its NATO membership. Several countries, I think, have already ratified the NATO accession protocol for them. But, you know, the European Union membership is what the public really wants and at a certain point, it may become untenable for the leaders of the country to stay in power if they can't deliver on what was promised them, and that would be a disaster for them. And for Europe. Yeah. Mean Ben you've been pretty critical of the youth decision. What's the argument for saying the eaves being sources that it had a unique? Novo paternity to put these two countries move firmly on the path of judgement. EU rules values and sort of binding them into the EU orbit, we have to remember that sort of enlargement process. If you just put aside the various problems that we've experienced over the is in the grand sweep of history. It's been a remarkable success for the EU it stabilized the region, it's brought prosperity and it's dissolved the division between eastern western Europe and the argument just to recap for those who don't totally recall took the EU from what fifteen countries to now. Twenty eight to twenty eight. Yeah. And so, in argument is probably the most effective European Union foreign policy, and it has helped put countries on the right path, and stabilize democracy and promote reform and promote the rule of law. But perhaps there are now plenty of people in the EU think we've reached the end of that process and the legacy problems from previous enlargements have come back to haunt the EU. Maybe the enlargement the accession process was not rigorous. Enough. And so now there are plenty of people who are having second thoughts about it. Yeah. And I mean just to play devil's advocate, I suppose if you are European politician, you will say, well, sure the future of these countries matters, but as he was saying Elliott's twenty million people in the, you have the rise of populists across Europe and places like France, the Netherlands, Britain's voted for Brexit. And it doesn't appear that accession to countries like, oh, near is popular. So perhaps that wise, not to do it quite possibly. But I mean, I think the calculation has to be how long can you keep these countries on the path to accession without ever actually giving them accession at the end of the day? And that solvency something that the EU has tried with Turkey and it's backfired arguably spectacularly, although you could also blame premise, Erta one, perhaps originally topper one for the kind of backsliding in democracy, and the sort of drift away from the European mainstream, in Turkey, but I mean that is clearly the calculation it would be good for Europe if. If Albany could be put on the path to membership even if it never actually meets the criteria to join fully, and you mentioned Obama. Valerie back from there. Give us a description of where the country is in terms of its economy, and its politics because when I was growing up out, mania was like the most isolated place. It was North Korea Europe. And the idea that it might even be close to joining the paean union in some ways, seems miraculous. Well, indeed, it is. And it's quite far off. But I think, you know, to build on what Ben said many Member States have grown tired of the process and have learned that they need to impose further and further restrictions. We see that many of the countries that have joined in recent decades still have problems with their judicial systems. So we're talking countries like Romania Bulgaria, yes, Hungary. If I may say, so the conditions and the demands that Brussels and the Member States have made on countries, which are hoping to join have actually become much more onerous Albania, my story that I did while I was in Toronto was about the extremely onerous. Writing process that all judges, and prosecutors are being subjected to which has left. The country's supreme court with only two judges. One of them I think is being vetted this week. So it may have only one judge so far, only one judge survived because the two tional court, I believe, has only one judge, which is actually quite stabilizing, on the political. See now as the parliament has moved to impeach the president for calling early elections. And no one in the court can judge on this. I don't wanna get too deep into their politics. But I would like to say to that Albanian has also accepted to host the first FrontEx mission FrontEx being the US Border police agency because during the two thousand fifteen migrant crisis, the EU sort of realized woke up and remembered that actually all of these countries in the Balkan route are inside of Europe that if you have weak states week, police weakens to, to Sion's at that will have consequences for the security and safety of the rest of the block. So there should be more interest in improving those institutions and the best way to do it all. Of the academic work that's been done in the Balkans shows that the carrot of enlargement, and of a real credible accession path is the best way to inspire reforms, but how is the economy doing? And how connected is opening to the rest of Europe, now compared to those days of isolation. I mean silly, anecdote but, you know, I come across our Bainian in London now buildings around the corner. So to some extent, they seem to have been integrated little bit. Well, absolutely. I mean, quite a significant portion of Albanians left the country in the nineties jobs, better opportunities. And I think it's rare to meet now lenient who doesn't speak at least two or three languages. But now, people are coming back business ties between mania and especially Italy, Switzerland UK are very strong and the economy's growing, I think actually in the Balkans. The economies are growing much faster than the EU average about four five percent. They still have a long way to go to catch up, but there's quite a lot of vitality and what about this issue of organized crime, which is thrown at all the countries in the Balkans. But I think particularly. Albania for those sitting in Brussels or elsewhere, saying, do we really want country in that condition inside the EU, how serious is the problem? Well, it is a serious problem. And it you know, it also goes to show that again you can't separate the Balkans. Even with the Albania or north as Donio, anyone not being inside of the EU criminals will always find a way to engage in their activity. It seems to me in some of my discussions with police dodges prosecutors that sometimes this threat is overblown. For instance, the Dutch parliament, several weeks ago passed a Bill asking their government to withdraw visa-free travel for all Baynes, dude organised crime. And then when you go and inject a Dutch officials, they say actually, this is not necessarily for violent crime. A lot of people are trying to get on both. Maybe they're trying to come to the UK but actually they're not necessarily being arrested for trafficking in drugs, or persons Ben turning to the other country. We were talking about north Macedonia that I suppose, makes the point that this is also still an issue. To some extent, war and peace. I mean they had extremely tense relations with Greece for sometime. Yes. They have done over the dispute over the name after the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. And that, of course, has prevented Macedonia, north Macedonia is now 'cause integration into the Atlantic community, the NATO. So I mean, it really was a huge that Ford when Zorn's Iovan Alexis, it press the Greek premier achieve this deal, and it still highly contentious in Greece. And we have a general election next month in Greece, where you are likely to see the return of a center, right? New democracy led government and new democracy has been very, very critical of the naming deal with north Macedonia. It remains to be seen whether they will actually go as far as to block their entry, but I suspect Athens will be a lot less accommodating in the future than it has been over the last couple of years. And if I recall correctly at the time, there was some evidence, which the Cyprus government acted on the Russian espionage Intel. Emergence agencies trying to stoke up opposition to the north Macedonia settlement does that raise. Also, I suppose a subsidiary issue, but crucial one which affects Europe's judgment, which is that to the extent that this area is not integrated with the rest of the EU becomes the sort of floating space. And there is no evidence that not just the Russians but also the Turks and even the Chinese are taking an interest in the western Balkans. Absolutely. I suspect it's possible to maybe overplay, the extent of Russian influence, although it has been substantial an acute in some places such as the authentic your and Montenegro and this attempt to stoke up resistance to the referendum on the name changed Illinois with Macedonia, which the Greeks are pro Russian country, actually expelled him Russian diplomats accusing the spine. The Turks are obviously increasingly involved in Bosnia to governor, and Albanian in Kosova, and the. Please spot an opportunity to extend their influence through commerce and through infrastructure spending. So, yeah, we're replaying centuries of history where this region has been kind of plaything for the great powers. And of course, I suppose it's easier for Europe to ignore to the extent that these above Ling cute problems, but lots of problems as long as it doesn't actually break out into violence. Now I mentioned at the beginning of the program that the broad or can region. We were at war twenty years ago is there danger of the old conference coming bubbling back. Or is it more that we're talking about serious, but subsidiary issues of people flows economic crises organized crime, and so on, is there danger of real all while I think you'd be foolish to rule out the danger of a return to conflict in this area in the sense that forty years ago, you might have done the same thing but history has shown how quickly this place can erupt into. James, and I suspect that remains although I'm sure it has reduced in the last ten twenty years, and there is more at stake for the region's inhabitants. If they have a clear path to e membership, which will bring guarantees of security, and better economic prospects. And the end of the day, I have the firm feeling that it's often corrupt politicians who have their own economic interests at heart, who are perpetuating the kind of ethnic divisions in this region. More than popular convictions. And Valerie euro correspondent on the ground. So how stable or unstable does it seem to you? Well, I do agree with Ben that seemingly innocuous crisis can escalate. And I think that in most of the countries, you really do have this kind of boiling, the frog situation where I is correspondent struggle with sometimes seemingly small jumps in a story, actually could carry larger consequences later. But I think rather than conflict, the major risk is just that the country will empty out with people losing hope. That they will be able to create a better life for their children and grandchildren. For instance, in Bosnia, which is a population of three and a half million in the last three or four years. I think two hundred thousand people left since January some thirty thousand people have already left the country. And that's when I talked to people, it's really a matter of losing hope that they will join the European Union and have a better life. So these countries will suffer catastrophic demographic decline. And western Europe will find if they didn't integrate them, they'll show up on the doorsteps. Well, many of them, actually are getting jobs in western Europe, which are empty, you know, these are educated workers doctors dentists health worker, social workers, so it's not the same as migrant crisis. Most of them are going legally with work permits, but they're leaving their home countries for good. Okay. We'll, we'll have to leave it. Thank you very much indeed, to buttery Hopkins in the studio and to Ben holes. Well that's it for this week until next week. Goodbye.
Service and Sacrifice: Irish forces in Golan well trained to deal with challenging situations
"Rish military personnel. Serving under the UN flag in the Golan Heights. If been well trained to deal with challenging situations, according to the head of the contingent there there are one hundred thirty I rish nationals, including seven women currently deployed to the Wendy's engagement observer force that you went peacekeeping mission which was established in one thousand nine seventy four to monitor ceasefire between Israel and Syria. Many have served previously in other UN missions, including in Liberia, Lebanon, Kosovo, and Western Sahara, recently, the Irish contingent has been clearing mines. So that you enforce it can take positions again in areas, which had to be evacuated as a result of the civil war, which was taking place in Syria. Daniel Dickinson has been talking to the commander of the Irish forces Lieutenant Colin Lewis Flynn. I'm the contingent commander for the contingent which makes the fifty ninth if regroup on the we provide the Responsibility Act as the force observe. Company under the direct command of the enough force commander in order to achieve this task. And we maintain a credible in robust presence in the Golan to uphold the mandates and the Irish continued operates out of come forward. Which is where the force headquarters is located we maintain a quick Russia force and also reserve force within the amfar times, the quick reaction force is a small highly mobile unflexible force dot com. Respond to requests made by the force commander within fifteen minutes. Twenty four seven the requests can range from the evacuation of personnel from you in positions for various emergency reasons to routine patrols of the Bravo line on the east side of the areas of rain. The unisom also is self sufficient in that we have our engineering medical ordinance transport on the disk personnel who provides the capability for us to. To operate as in a self-sufficient manner. Are within our Mondays what role does the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force to give it it's it's official title. What role? Does it play? It's Mondays to maintain a credible presence in the Golan onto us best efforts to maintain the ceasefire between Israel on the Syrian Arab Republic. And to see the observed and what are the operating conditions like in in the region. I would put the operation conditions as challenging the area of perations is primarily focused on recall, the area separation between the alpha and Bravo lines. Both lines stretch for a distance of about seventy five kilometers from hermit in the north to the Jordanian border in the south area. Both lines in between. Both lines is known as the area's separation at the whitest point the area's operation stretches to nine kilometers, and is two hundred meters wide at the narrows point is that a particularly active area are the things. On every day, which peacekeepers need to react to on has over the last number of months has been reestablishing its its footprints in the area separation ju to the civil war which was on going in the area, the security situation deteriorated to such an extent that on withdrew most of its its presence from the area separation from the series from the Syrian side. Correct. They moved onto the side of the area separation until the last number months. We've moved back onto the onto the problem side and the Irish contingent is providing a level of engineer specialist search which we can go in and clear. Previously occupied a UN posts to ensure that all residents of war and Debbie are a safely cleared removed. So that can be occupied by UN forces. So that creates a challenging environment as technically difficult, but we have exceptionally well trained unqualified personnel to do those tasks wise it. Important for Ireland to contribute to on of I suppose since Arden's independence. We've been committed to a number of international bodies in the league nations between the world wars the UN after World War Two more recently the European Union on its predecessors at so it's a pragmatic assigned of our farm policy at a small state. So she's can commission on involve itself in the international order and provide a immeasurable presence in international peacekeeping on the world stage at wall sort of challenges do your troops face, especially those ones who who were on a UN peacekeeping mission for the first time. The first challenge is the the preparation on training is conducted at home before we deploy overseas normally takes approximately three months preparation period, where we'll go through the full remix of professional military training in the various specialities that we will bring with us. From dismounted infantry to the engineer specialist. Search teams to our ordinance disposal team our medical teams communications, so we can integrate fully as a robust mobile and competent enforce reserve and also getting understanding cultural or Stein of where we're going what we're going to do. And how we go about doing that an important in that is that we haven't ability to operate with our international partners owned the UN flying the other contingents within the on off mission. So that we can become more interoperable as we conduct operations. And but then there's also the personal Ed challenges even have obviously were leaving our friends and family behind in our in for for six six months tour, Judy. So there's an emotional price that personnel play. What do your men and women tell you about their experience serving as a as a blue helmet overall? I would say it's hugely positive 'em. They rise to the challenges by an allows of members of the arts festival will join the ability to to travel abroad to provide a real improvement in the conduct of the mandate admissions and to add a positive legacy to their service in the defence forces. So the professional satisfaction that they were saved and also the opportunity to operate with a multinational force, whom they wouldn't necessarily get the opportunity to operate with an also the exposure to a much wider civilian an NGO non-governmental organizations that operate in the area, we fully understand that the broadest level of peacekeeping and your mandate missions that military provide one elements of the solution and as far wider area covering call the comprehensive approach where all of the other. Non-governmental actors and aid agencies and provides support to the to to the to the wider conflict, and you're always benefit from not during experience seeing how people engage in tackle problems in a different way using a different lens of experience. So that's a huge using positive.
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"This weekend yellow vest protests in Paris, turned violent. You can still see the damage done to shops and restaurants in the city centre. And the country's prime minister has responded that starting next weekend yellow vest protests would be banned in certain areas. The anti-government protests began four months ago over the rising cost of living. Cindy palm is a journalist based in Paris. She was at this weekend's yellow vest protests there the eighteenth weekend of these protests. What is the latest Sunday? Like, what did you see when you were covering these demonstrations yesterday to say that during the week seventeen which was the week before protesters' were promising to come out in full force. They said that week eighteen was going to be up -solutely huge. And it was we have not seen this kind of violence in weeks. And the reason why it was. So big is because this marks the nearly four month anniversary since the Elvis protest began, and it also coincided with the end of the grand debates that French president Emmanuel Macron was having these series of public meetings where people could air their grievances. So it was a very violent Saturday in the type of violence that we haven't seen really in a while. So it will mccrone was wrapping up this kind of listening tour of people's grievances across France, there's violence in Paris. How do you explain this violence has sounds somewhat unprecedented even for these elevates movements? Well, a of people simply say that neck will solution has not been enough the protesters, they say that the reason why they are out there week after week is because they say that life is a struggle that they are being taxed too much, and they feel that netphone is the president of the elite. They say that he's not Representative of them. But even before week eighteen though the protests seem to have died down a bit. But this possibility. Protests. You've really saw so many more people out there. So you mentioned a number of coincidental things that may have pushed these numbers, especially high this weekend at these protests as for the trend of the numbers dwindling over the past let's say seventeen weeks doesn't that suggest that that the protests was kind of dying down it did especially after MAC clone gave his new year speech in which he denounced the violence at the protests on that we have to remember that the majority of people of yellow vest. Protesters are not bought land. But there is a handful or a group of people. They call them cast Sarah in French who are not necessarily yellow vez protesters. But are there amongst the crowd that do 'cause the violence in a burning building is that we've seen in the throwing of rocks? So Kosovo means breaker like people who break things is the yellow vest movement. Are they distancing themselves from these Cusco? There does appear to be a separation between a. Staff in yellow vest protesters. But when you're talking about hundreds of people in thousands of people out on the streets.
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"kosovo" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Yes, of course, Bosnia as ten has said is, is the most vulnerable of all of the countries in the region, a severely contested by a leadership in Kosovo Scott. But also crawled politicians have been challenging the functioning of the state. So in a sense so much that the borders will be withdrawn tomorrow and I fully agree with ten on that. It's more that it's about encouraging those who believe that this is a viable scenario. So far, the message from always been clear borders cannot change. You have to work within the existing framework if that is dropped. If the option is there that will encourage those who say, well, I'm going to work for border changes because this is actually what I really want, and it incentivizes Minnesotan way cutting inter-ethnic cooperation and working. In mobilizing your own nationalist electorate, and that is, of course detrimental and not just in the Balkans. Well, beyond that basically says, you just need to get the other side to agree on some kind of deal. And maybe that's the way out. So there's a lot of unknowns which I think come out of any kind of such solution because it doesn't courage. Those who might have so far been reluctantly working with the status quo and home identity while this is actually opportunity. Let's do a customer Serbia the deal, and the background is of course Crimea. The background is a lot of other conflicts which are unresolved where all of a sudden border changes might come up as the most tempting easy way out with a lot of potential risks involved. Ten, even leaving that aside, if you look at it from supboenas point-of-view, as we've been discussing, it does seem to be Serbia who is more enthusiastic about this in Kosovo. But is there a danger of unintended consequence for any. Serbian politician who perceives this because if we assume that the reward for Kosovo in participating in this is eventually recognition by Serbia and normalizing of relations between those two countries. It's very easy to imagine that playing incredibly badly with. So it'd be an ultra nationalist to have caused see Kosovo is sacred territory with a a heritage and lineage dating all the way back to thirty nine thousand nine and who are not famous for their reasonable and sanguine response to political disappointment. It's important to highlight that the situation in Serbia now is dominated basically by one person, president-elect Sander who teach who since while let's say twenty thirteen twenty is undisputedly the most powerful politician in Serbia and standing to the electoral results of last year's presidential elections in which he managed to gain fifty five percent of the votes at the first..
"kosovo" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"It was much wider was much deeper in these to be addressed. I mean, we in Kosovo now, is there a sense that relations with the Serbian communities, his own claims of Serb still within Kosovo are improving. I don't think the problem is with a Serbian communities on the enclave's the. Has continuously been Serbia. If Serbia does not change its position as behavior than it is not going to move forward in the bathroom fashion. Is there a price that you think would be reasonable for Kosovo to pay full, right. A normalization of relations with Serbia refu-. Think of, I guess the ideal state of being the two countries to be, I guess, you know, comparable to any to western European countries with border no more troublesome than the one between the Netherlands and Belgium. Would there be things that are worth sacrificing to acquire that. Yes. But why do we see this in the negative game in negative mathematics? I don't see why there should be sacrificed on any side. I think what we should be looking at is ways in which two countries if you will never Lund's in Belgium of the future will try to find ways in which they can help each other, not only become democratic European, but actually move them towards an enlarged common space of cooperation, beaten in terms of economy culture or security. Whichever I think the concept that somehow people have to go through great losses in order to gain something. This is a 'Lion to me. In this case, I think people should be thinking not in terms of losses, but in terms of gains, certainly is the inching up the agenda of this land swap Borderie drawing. Call it. What you will idea is prompting much discussion in Kosovo of what other possible solutions of the possible settlements that could be. And if so, what those ideas look like. Well, not at the moment, but at the moment, there's an alarm situation, collective alarm of stopping this, this nonsense of territorial swaps because we know where it leads. And I think afterwards, I think there's a capability within the society within societies on both sides of the border to actually engage in in more creative fashion of where to lead this veteran Surroi in Pristina. Thank you for joining us on the foreign desk..
"kosovo" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"There are reasons to be at least somewhat suspicious of any idea endorsed by both Serbian President, Alexander Vujic and Kosova president hushing thirty. Both men have political roots in the nationalist turbulence that destroyed Yugoslavia. In the nineteen ninety s which was Slobodan Milosevic's minister for information at the same time that thought she was waging guerrilla war against Serbia as a senior figure in the Kosovo Liberation Army. How does curious common cause look from inside Kosovo on joined from Pristina by veteran Surroi writer, newspaper published a full member of Kosovo's parliament and a negotiator four Kosovo at the rumba way conference prior to the nineteen ninety. Nine war veteran. Thank you very much for joining us. I'll start by asking, I guess the obvious question is this basically a popular idea in Kosovo own? Not I'm not quite sure it is. Fuck. There's evidently at this point, the idea has only the support of. Thaci and his party while all the other parties are quite against it differs about those who are against which include the prime minister Ramush Haradinaj a very vociferous against it. He says the prime minister that is says it would mean war is that a genuine concern among many people, if is a genuine concern. Once you start discussing borders in the Balkans a, you have a collective sense of awareness that that you are moving away from security. So there's a deep sense of insecurity while discussing borders. And once you haven't security, you then go to the next stage which is paranoia and collected one throughout because once you start touching borders and mentioning that you will move the border here and there on the nothing basis, then that becomes a sense of collective grievance because we've seen how this discussion. Happened and developed in the late eighty s of the last century, the drought catastrophe. Do you think those who are advocating this redrawing of the borders are underestimating that sense of insecurity you talk about, and it is perfectly reasonable sense of insecurity to have if you are Kalsa VO at this quite early stage of its existence as a nation, it is. It's less than twenty years since the war. It's nationhood is still not recognized by all the world's countries up people not quite who are advocating, not quite appreciating the depth of the potential resistance to it. No, they're not because they have engaged in venture for reasons that have nothing to do with civility security or anything else. Mr. Tachi has some personal reasons of engagements. The servant president, I think would see this as a bigger game of chess in which he would try to open ma-. Any of the closed issues such as Sam Vina as well and to redraw somehow the configuration whilst at the same time, creating an opening for Russia to be somehow present geopolitically in this region, how is Costa voters? Maadia reporting. This story isn't a huge story in Kosovo's at one that is dominating the discourse, or is it regarded so far at least as a slightly fringe concern? No, no, it's front page. It's parts of the debate that's part of the social media debate has become the number one issue so much so that there will be a session, the parliament, extraordinary session of parliament next week about it. What do you think the reasons off the president thought she being willing to take this? What appears a political risk and these kind of liberties as he put it with his mandate, easy in the position of thinking that he is presently. Man with nothing to lose and therefore may as well give this a try. It could be both a combination of lack of knowledge, which is not unusual for him and capability of of creating new problems so that the older problems may be forgotten. I mean, is there as well. Any assumption? I guess it might even be optimism within Kosovo that may be years down the track. Both Serbia ran Kosovo will be members of the European Union, and therefore it won't matter all that much where the border is. Yes, but that would be a way to Optimus tick. We are speaking of an unfinished conflict and this conflict needs.. finished with a peace agreement, not within the moments on borders. Even if the border issue as envisioned by both presidents you would you'd have an exchange of territories or m people's even that went perfectly well and went in the pharmacy like fashion, you still would have an open conflict. The conflicts between Westerlund Serbia was not over three municipalities here were there..
"kosovo" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"The kosevo office of the serbian government and was leading the serbian delegation at the negotiations with kosovo in geneva wall only rotor is locked in a targeted at to clean the murder of olive at which is a criminal terrorist act directed at the entire serb nation it's aimed at destabilising the situation in kosovo especially in northern kosevo to create chaos and to push the serbs in kosovo and serbia into an inferno of conflict i'll correspondent in belgrade is i delauney reports were getting indicate that mr avanovic was shot four to five times outside his office in north mixture of it said he had a political party coldest citizen's initiative and at one point he was seen as a strong candidate to be mad of north metre fate so i'm the reports suggest and his lawyers own statement says that it people in hospital they medics and hospital tried to revive mr ivanovich but they were unable to do so and thought could the implications of this be would soaking kosevo serb politician this is a divided area of the country so what are the fears about what this could lead to all mr ivanov which is an interesting fake at certainly until a few years ago he was the go to person after western diplomats who wanted a reasonable voice among the ethnic serb community in kosovo if somebody had previous to be in a minister and serbia's government and he was somebody spike ethnicalbanian and promoted a stronger links between the ethnic albanian technik serb communities and also greater cooperation with the authorities in prishtina but then he was facing these these charges of warcrimes which took him really out to circulation politically speaking at belgrade as well as been trying to marginalize mr abramovich the implication being that they will never own people in multan casa di representing ethnic serbs and mr ivanovic was very much his own man so whether this will affect the normalization of relations between kosovo and serbia arabisraeli open to question what's happened immediately is that serbia's pulled.
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