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"lana tikhonov" Discussed on 1A
"And i think. I guess what i would underscore here. Is that realistically. These members of congress have very limited power over the chinese communist party and over what china does with the workers or doesn't do it. The workers they have far more control or have far more leverage over american businesses. And i will be interested to see whether this caucus it now david this week the first person to be tried under a new hong kong security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism. As best you know. How successful has china been in snuffing out the pro democracy movement in hong kong astonishingly successful. I mean if if you remember those huge process we saw in the summer of two thousand nineteen when you had millions of people defying the government over an extradition law. Now you have a territory that is completely count and so we had this first sentencing today or the man who's crime was. He drove a motorcycle and some police officers in july last year. He had a flag on the back that said in cantonese liberate hongkong revolution of times and his defense lawyers said look yes. He did drive dangerously but he didn't try and hit some policemen and that phrase doesn't necessarily mean that he thinks hong kong should be independent of china is not necessarily pleading for secession was really sinister. Was this three person. Handpicked panel of judges jury trolley craigslist new system of for this This new system of courts to hear these cases but he said it doesn't really matter what you say that meant it could mean secession. And that's bad enough to stick him in jail for nine years and unless you think that. That's an ice instance. We just found out today as well that the hong kong police have arrested a man who was caught booing the chinese national anthem while watching the olympics On a jumbotron screen in a shopping mall in hong kong. That can now get you arrested in today's hong kong. Let's continue with some news. From the korea's the leaders from north and south korea have reopened a communication hotline. That was cut off last june. The office of south korean president moon jae in said the two leaders agreed to quote restore mutual confidence and develop their relationships again as soon as possible. Jen how did this agreement. Well you know. This is the the product of Series of conversations that were being had over letters. They were letters that were sent back and forth between the two leaders Trying to reestablish these ties in part you know north korea is the as far as we can tell right. It's a bit of a black box right now But it seems to be having very serious economic issues Potentially you know even talking about food. Shortages and famine more also not really clear on the coed situation inside north korea but You know the the supreme leader has come out and made these kind of very dire sounding statements and so there's some sense that you know he's potentially trying to reach out You know to the south to kind of reestablish these ties and hopefully try to get some movement Back toward the not necessarily You know a peace process or anything but potentially maybe lifting some economic sanctions. And just you know restoring some sort of process on talks with the. Us end the south to try to ease some of that economic pressure that he's under and just put this into some context for us. How significant is this for north and south korean relations. Well the interesting thing. Is that for south. Korean leader president moon. It's actually not a significant change. He has long been a supporter of closer ties with north korea. Back when he was elected in two thousand seventeen. I wrote a piece with the unfortunate headline in south korea. Can moon bring back. Sunshine referring to the sunshine policy right close to closing ties or close it establishing closer ties between north and south korea. So he's been very clear since coming into office that he is wanted a sort of a detente between the two countries. Which you know. His his position is were neighbors. We can't we can't not live with each other if we're going to survive so the greater change has been with kim right. Who there there was this deepening of ties. There were many visits and there were two summit with donald trump Second of which obviously ended abruptly without tangible outcomes after which kim sort of stopped the deepening of ties with south korea. As well so all this is to say is for. All of this is to say that for moon. This is not a change right. This is what he's wanted. It's kim coming back to what moon has long said they should be doing well. On wednesday president biden met with belarus. opposition leader spent. Lana tikhonov sky later. The president tweeted quote. The united states stands with the people of belarus in their quest for democracy and human universal human rights. now emily. This meeting was unannounced. What was it about. I mean she has been traveling. The world really since last summer when belarus have these elections lubashenko said i won an a landslide in many belorussians took to the streets and said no you. You stole this again from us. Her husband wasn't opposition. Leader now following not. She has been going to various european capitals. Truly all over the world trying to keep i mean even more than trying to establish the illegitimacy of shaneco trying to keep the repressions that that government is put it is enacted against its people in the news. Her husband. I think it should be noted..
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"Live from npr news. I'm barbara klein. Dozens of wildfires are burning in the west and pacific northwest. the biggest of them is the bootleg fire in southern argon. Fire officials say it's now twenty two percent contained but hot dry unstable conditions are hampering progress. It scorched nearly four hundred forty square miles so far. Some two thousand people have been forced to evacuate belden resident. Nick omen says. The community is in constant flux. A thing the worst part about it is like get already move like your stuff and and then the fires over you move yourself back in another one. Dozens of homes and outbuildings have been destroyed more than two thousand fire personnel deployed to contain. What's described as a very active fire. Olympic officials have announced the first corona virus case has been detected in tokyo's olympic village a week before the opening ceremonies. Npr's amy held reports. It's raising questions about officials ability to keep the virus at bay as tens of thousands of athletes and staff arrive in japan during the ongoing pandemic olympics organizing committee. Ceo shoot 'em muto says the case was detected during pcr screening somebody from overseas listed as games concerned personnel. That individual is now quarantined at a hotel so far more than forty people affiliated with the olympics have tested positive as more than eleven thousand athletes plus tens of thousands of journalists officials and staff are slated to gather in japan officials are requiring mask wearing regular testing and physical distancing even the medal ceremonies are going contactless but one year after postponing the games officials are now contending with the delta variant which spreads more than two hundred percent faster than the original version. Amy held npr news. The exiled leader of belarus's pro democracy movement is coming to the us as her country's government continues to crack down on opposition npr's lucian kim reports slipped. Lana tikhonov was forced into exile last summer. After belarus's longtime leader alexander lukashenko claimed victory in a disputed presidential election. Over the weekend. T osco will begin a us tour. In washington traveling. Onto new york san francisco and los angeles to raise awareness about the ongoing repressions belarus. On friday belarussian authorities raided the homes and offices of journalists working for us government. Funded radio free europe radio liberty. In the capital minsk accord sense eleven university students and an instructor to prison terms of up to two and a half years for allegedly violating public order during mass protests last year lucian kim. Npr news moscow. This is npr. The white house says the justice department will appeal yesterday's ruling by a federal judge that the daca program is illegal. President biden says it relegates hundreds of thousands of young immigrants known as dreamers to an uncertain future and he's calling on congress to pass legislation that creates a permanent solution. Most covert restrictions will be lifted in england and scotland on monday. Even as britain reports the highest daily increase in corona virus infections in six months is vicki barker reports from london work from home will no longer be required with workers in england and scotland and courage to return to their offices starting monday. British train operators are braced for a massive increase in passenger numbers and research suggests many thousands of commuters with new flexible working hours plan to avoid the rush hour crush and head into work later except booking trends and online timetable searches analyzed by two separate transportation companies suggest so many people have made those plans. The same old rush hour will simply be pushed back about two hours to tend to eleven a. M for npr news. I'm vicki barker. In london. syria's president. Bouchara are assad was sworn in for a fourth seven year term today western countries say as landslide win. In may's election was a sham. Assad has been in power in the war country since two thousand. I'm barbara klein npr news..
"lana tikhonov" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Trying to help. I the fold to raise awareness about others. Issue and to get support of different countries european union united states and on the other hand to carbonate some colin to art strengthen people on the ground by being in touch with then by starting their needs and carbonate in their activities so the protests went into the autumn. Or you saying that. People are still on the streets of belarus protesting. Yeah people people protest but not big marches small small rallies three months. We had big marcus. Every sunday to three hundred thousand people in the streets but later they became smaller and smaller and now we have everyday different kinds of protests. There usually one hundred people one hundred fifty people in different parts of brothers so how has the opposition movement actually changed tactics since the summer and fall of mass protests. And do you think you're still effective and the big supporter of big marches. Of course. I believe that it's impossible to make revolution without people in the downtown when they are protesting when they formed the crowds and the whole conscience. The whole world is watching this protest. So i think we became less visualized at the protest going. So at this moment we are in this survival mode. We are trying to save infrastructure and build capacity in order to try to gain in springtime when it will get wermer right as a pause in large protests resulted in a drop in momentum for the opposition we lost the momentum in the full for the change of government For the transition. Of course we didn't win in the full so now we are in the kind of stalemate situation. I think time is working on us in our favor. Franek how would you describe the oppression. That president look shaka's used in this shall we say winter pause the protests i would say that's the biggest repressions in these europe's in second world war We see thirty. Three thousand people detained to pursue more than one thousand people on their criminal charges. Ten adapt to so many victims of torture. Eastern europe didn't see such crackdown thousands of years. And of course this -ociety scared. Many people are in frustration in the apathy. But i think no one wants to give up and urine lithuania. How were you able to get current information. Like that. From detention cells in belarus as it through the eu. And they're reporting. Nobody have the wide network of people activists. We have fifteen hundred volunteers on the ground. We have human rights defenders the report. We have our own agents and actually have our informants in in the regime for on suddenly leaking information to us. You know this is why. I'm pretty optimistic. Because they see that. So many people within the regime are collaborating with us. They also don't believe they don't trust location. Can they won't changes but they are not ready to defect so earlier this week. Sweat lana tikhonov. Sky called on russians to attend nationwide street rallies in about a month march twenty fifth. So is this. The path for more protests like last summer marksman defeats the first date. The springtime and i think that would be the beginning of the new wave of street protests. And also that's remarkable date in the nineteen eighteen others declared independence and this day was prohibited by soviet authorities and cash schenker's authorities so it also has symbolic meaning especially now when lucia is going to russia and talk into putin and trade in belarus. Sovereign it are you are that lukashenka now has the time to look at march twenty-fifth and prepare for these protests and that could result in more detentions more crackdowns. Absolutely i think they mobilize an older resources. They have all the soldiers sold their meter and our military groups i think they're preparing to disperse protests. But i think that we still will prevail. Our tactic of peaceful protest and violent protest is very efficient. when lukashenko will start shooting people and killing people. I think he will be detained arrested by his own people right away. It sounds almost like you're anticipating that to happen. That's one of the possible scenario. Because we know who alexander lukashenko not normally repeat politician. She will be cleaning onto the power to that and if he will be feeling that he's losing control over the situation he can take very bad decisions. so earlier this week Lukashenko and russian president vladimir putin met in suchy in russia. There were photos of them skiing together riding snowmobiles and having lunch. What do we know more about this meeting. And their relationship and just generally russia's influence on the situation in belarus. Actually we don't know much because official press release the not. Tell us anything we can. Just guess we know that. Lukashenka came to russia to beg for money or needs russian loan badly and we heard about three point. Five billion dollars requested by lukashenko but we also heard that putin refused within. Didn't give him this money. I think that now they are discussing behind the scenes that will for the deal. I think for putin's very important to get some guarantees from lukashenka in the form of belarus and enterprises pipeline or or the refiners. Something that he can take as 'em guarantee that this money will be given back. How much does that relationship with russia. Putin concern you. I mean clearly look isn't budging. He might just raise the stakes. Give ripe police longer leash or could putin be the thing that keeps lukashenka and jack putting this on the reason why still in power if putin didn't support him in August and september will believe in the radio. Democratic belarus. Perhaps but kremlin supported lukashenka supported. Violence ignored the democratic forces and gave lucia money in the most critical moment in october. Today also have symbolic relationship. I think for kremlin. Gather some cases. Very scary. I think kremlin is afraid that such lucien as it's happening in belarus and also take over russian cities frenetic via charter is a senior adviser to set. Lana sky the leader of the democratic belarus movement. He's been speaking with us about the latest developments in belarus from his perch and exile in lithuania. Thank you very much for making time for us. Thank you in january of last year. You'll recall that. Iran's military shot down a passenger plane just minutes after it took off from tehran's international airport all one hundred. Seventy six people on board were killed. Iranian officials claimed it was a mistake. They say air defense crews mistook the passenger plane for an incoming missile at the time. Tensions between the us and iran were running very high this week atop united nations. Experts says that many questions related to the downing of the plane remain unanswered. The world's sharon jafari reports families of the passengers on board flight seven five two from tehran to kiev. Have it for more than a year for answers. How can a passenger plane full of people be accidentally shot out of the sky so for the response from the government has created more confusion than clarity says onions calamar. She's the un special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings explained that there was a miscarriage abrasion of the radar. They do not explain how this miskelly depression could've happened. She tells me that it won't has not answered numerous questions why was erroneous airspace. Not shutdown given the high tensions. Why didn't the military on the ground follow standard operating procedures. Why was the site of the crash bulldozed shortly after it happened and why have iranian officials harassed and intimidated grieving family members cameras. The list goes on and she hopes that the government will provide some answers. The plane took off that morning from tehran cake passengers from several different countries the majority however had connections to canada. The students academics families on christmas break. Among them were newlyweds. Puna gordji are ash palooza. Aerobic the both graduate students at the university of alberta that's where ross griner teaches computing sciences. He was an adviser to poona. She was always positive. Upbeat fund b. with. She agreed to be our labs vice president in charge of fun. She organized movie nights and camping. Trips poon is research focused on using ultrasound technology to detect half problems with babies before they are born. She was making great progress. Screen says but what. He remembers the most about her. Is kindness a few years ago. I have a minor bicycle. Accident broke rib. Which meant it painful to talk. That afternoon i was giving a presentation. Putin was attending as i was talking with august. I was in pain wincing later. That day she keeps me office. You care us and they can do. Grieving has been tough. Grind says is never experienced losing a student before he's been holding classes online because of the pandemic each other..
"lana tikhonov" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I'm Stuart Mackintosh with the BBC news. Hello? Many scientists say poorer countries, much must get better access to vaccines in order to bring the Corona virus pandemic under control. Writing in the Lancet, the team warned that billions of people might not secure inoculations this year. Allowing further mutations of the virus to emerge. Richard Horton is the journal's editor in chief. It's in our interest to make sure that vaccines are made available to other countries around the world, and we're a long, long, long way from that. At the moment, it's an illusion to think that our success is going to be sufficient to protect us because even if we do have high levels of population immunity, our borders will not be secure, and we can't keep locking people up in hotels. For the next five years. The teams has some pharmaceutical companies have priced their vaccines prohibitively high. If the defense and the prosecution in Donald Trump's impeachment trial have now rested their cases, the defense lawyers accused. The Democrats have wanted to take revenge on the ex president after the prosecution said it incited deadly insurrection. An impeachment vote is expected later on Saturday. Here's Anthony circa. All we have left is a possible debate over witnesses. We don't even know if either side wants to introduce witnesses. But even if the House impeachment managers wanted to call witnesses that we require a vote in the Senate after debate, If that boat gets down or the the House decides not to call witnesses, then all we'd have is short closing arguments, then possible deliberations by the Senate. And after that, the final vote so we're talking about Hours descended to set to reconvene at 10 A.m. so we could have a vote by early afternoon. Senior British lawyer has been elected chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court carrying can currently heads the U. N team investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Islamic state Group in Iraq. Diplomatic correspondent James Landale reports. The International Criminal Court is the world's only permanent body investigating genocide and crimes against humanity. So it's chief prosecutor matters. Karen Khan will be only the third in the court 18 year history, Mr Cans Challenge will be to improve the standing of a court whose legitimacy is not accepted by all countries. Including the United States. His first task will be to decide how to handle controversial investigations into war crimes in Afghanistan and potentially the occupied Palestinian territories. His nine year term begins in June. Six months after disputed presidential election in Belarus, the country's opposition leaders met Lana Tikhonov Sky has told the BBC and new wave of protests are being planned for the spring, Speaking from laboring Lithuania This is taken off. Skye said. Some police and security officers were turning towards the protest movement. World News from the BBC. Ecuador's election authorities has announced partial recount of Sunday's presidential vote after one candidate alleged fraud the indigenous leader Yakult Perez, Claims the vote was manipulated, though he hasn't presented any evidence. Mr Perez and right wing ex banker Guillermo Lasso a battling for a place in the runoff to face the center left under his arrows. Ruse. Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti has resigned amid claims that the former president martyrdom his Cara was inoculated for covert 19 before the vaccine was made available to the public. Local media has said Mr Vizcarra was vaccinated in secret in October. Just weeks before being impeached and removed from office. Peru's nationwide program using the Chinese Cinna farm jab began on Tuesday. A federal judge in the United States has ruled that land owned by the U. S. Forest Service in the southwestern state of Arizona can be transferred to the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto. Despite opposition from the local Apache native American community, Richard Hell's has the details the disputed land, which the local San Carlos Apache people say is sacred and culturally important to them. Was earmarked for a billion dollar copper mining project during the Obama administration. The Apaches say the land has been illegally occupied by the U. S government for more than 160 years. But the judge said it had been acquired by the United States from Mexico. Under the terms of a treaty that ended the war between the two countries in 18 48 on the U. S, was therefore entitled to give it to him over it chose Remains of more than 100, Russian and French soldiers who died during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 18 12 will be laid to rest in Reston in western Russia today. That is the latest BBC news. Hello..
"lana tikhonov" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"That and much more of this hour just after his headlights. Live from NPR News. I'm Jack Spear. President Donald Trump is again pushing false claims The election was stolen from him his baseless allegations on Twitter coming a day after he said he would leave office at the Electoral College votes for President elect Joe Biden come out next month. NPR's Amy held reports. Trump is now saying that other conditions must be met, though Trump tweeted Biden can on Lee enter the White House as president if he can prove that his votes were not fraudulently or illegally obtained, But it is Trump who, again and again has failed to prove any kind of widespread fraud. His campaign has lost dozens of court cases challenging Biden's victories in key swing states. And, by most accounts, this election was, in fact, one of the safest, most accurate in American history. Recounts and audits have found that if any discrepancies occurred, they were minor and mostly traceable to human error. The Electoral college stands ready to formally elect Joe Biden as the 46th president on December 14th. And Trump's legal path towards stopping it appears to be dead ending. Amy held NPR News. Another attempt by the Trump administration to undo the results of the November election have failed this time in Pennsylvania, where Trump's campaign and sought to block President elect Biden from being declared the winner of its 20 electoral votes. Federal appeals court rejecting the appeals, citing a lack of evidence by and one Pennsylvania by 80,000 votes. Trump campaign attorney on Twitter said the next step will be to appeal to the Supreme Court. By the roots. Opposition leader says she plans to meet President elect Biden's Any government protests continue in that country. NPR's losing Kim reports the former Soviet republic remains deeply divided after disputed presidential election in August. Belarussian opposition leaders that Lana Tikhonov scare has big plans when you're doing these just nasty choose Joe Biden and she told the Bell SAT TV station. She has already received an invitation to meet the next U. S president taken Oska was the main opposition challenger toe Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus for 26 years. After Lukashenko claimed of landslide victory. Tikhonov Sky was forced to flee Belarus amid growing protests taken. Oska has already met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. She said in the interview. She's disappointed Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed Lukashenko's regime and that Putin now risks losing Belarussians traditionally warm feelings toward Russia. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow It's not clear if the Corona virus pandemic has something to do with it. But demand for live Christmas trees seems to be up this year, with growers saying customers they're showing up earlier than usual, and there are more of them. Many Americans staying closer to home for the holidays This year, Demand could be increasing and since live trees are generally displayed outside there, presumably the last risk of virus spread up end of the week On Wall Street. The Dow gained 37 points today. The NASDAQ was up 111 points. This is NPR. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Shawn Carlson. The New York City Board of Elections will miss tomorrow's deadline to certify it's flannel election results Instead, City officials say they will certify on Tuesday three days later. The board has been counting a record setting 700,000 absentee ballots since the week after the election. Deputy State Senate Majority Leader Mike Generous, says the counting needs to start earlier and he's proposing a bill that would speed up the process. We only have early voting and the prevalence of vote by mail because we passed laws to enact it, But obviously the administration of a lot of these improvements these a lot of work, he says. The Democrat controlled state Senate plans to tackle more election reforms in the next session, which starts in January. More people are expected to do their shopping online this holiday season instead of going to stores. That's according to Charlie O'Shea, the lead it retail analysts. The credit ratings agency. Moody's He has that the surgeon online shopping during the pandemic could cause shipping delays. If they don't run out of product. And they make sure I get it when I need it, and when I want it And that's an open question. Retail experts say holiday spending is harder to predict this year Given the pandemic and the economic downturn. There's already evidence that buying habits are shifting clothing purchases are down, for example, while sales of consumer electronic are up. And with the holiday season it now in full swing. Some small businesses say it is a make or break moment for them. Randy Peers is the president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, He says Lots of local businesses are just trying to hang on after losing months of revenue due to the pandemic. Many of them have blown that are still outstanding, and the holiday season is really a time for them To make up some of the law. Small business owners are asking me to blossom and Governor Cuomo to reconsider restrictions if parts of the city or classified a so called orange zones. The mayor says he's expecting covert cases to search.
"lana tikhonov" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Baby seniors. Hello, This is Jerry Smith. The government of Hong Kong has disqualified for lawmakers with immediate effect after China's top legislative body passed a resolution requiring all legislators in Hong Kong to the country. It's Measure is the latest restriction on freedoms in the territory following the introduction of a national security law in June. Stephen McDonald reports from the Chinese capital. Today. Here in Beijing Standing Committee of the National People's Congress handed the home cone government the power to disqualify any local politicians, Sena's showing insufficient loyalty. Within hours for pro democracy politicians were expelled from the city's many parliament, the Legislative Council Alvin Young, tennis squawk Okay, and Kenneth Young were danger to national security, according to a statement from the Hong Kong government. Early this week, all members of the pro democracy block so they resign if these dismissals occurred if they go ahead with this threat, the Legislature which is already stacked in favor of the pro Beijing camp Toby, a body with virtually no dissenting voices at all. The Belarusian opposition leaders had Lana Tikhonov Sky has told the BBC has been a fundamental change in her country, which will eventually lead to the overthrow of President Alexander Lukashenko. He said new structures had emerged to challenge the system. The system is cracking. More and more people are coming to our side from police and anger off people is in prison, and at the moment, of course, nobody wants to be detained. Nobody wants to get jailed and tortured in jail's, so it seems that people a little bit quiet on the streets. What they are organizing structures that have never existed in builders before. I mean trenches and the house is and my medic, seven students among workers. For me and you form off power in our country. More than 200,000 people have been infected with Corona virus in the U. S. And the latest reporting period, a new record more than 60,000 people are currently receiving hospital treatment for the disease. In a televised address. The governor of Wisconsin Tony, Others explained why he had decided to sign an executive order advising people in the state to stay at home. We once let our region containing this virus but now surges in our state. Rival what we saw in New York City this last spring. Our case numbers continue to climb. The way things are going. It will take us away 20 days to reach another 100,000. Wisconsin. This's serious crisis is urgent and concerned about what our current trajectory means for Wisconsin's healthcare workers, families and our economy if.
"lana tikhonov" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Support for the world comes from hint water with a touch of true fruit flavor hint water is available over twenty five flavors including watermelon mango impeach with no sugar sweeteners or calories in stores or delivered from drink hint dot com. I want to tell you about another show. You might enjoy Ted ex shorts hosted by Tosa. Leoni tech shorts will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives and moving stories from some of the most compelling tech's community talks out there. Start each day with short eye opening ideas on apple podcasts spotify or wherever you listen. She'd been the candidate to defeat the longtime strongman of Belarus this week she watched his secret inauguration capping off a rigged Election Korea fighting for the future of our children meet have changed and to be want our country to be changed we democratic country. My conversation with set Lana Tikhonov Skyer the woman many people say should be the president of Belarus. Also, today calls to abolish immigration and customs. Enforcement and a theory about why hundreds of whales became stranded on a beach in Australia some experts think cries for help may have endangered more of they send out these distress signals assume we'll whales come to them to rescue them. See if they're k unfortunately, they strengthen the process as well. Are Marco Werman. Those stories are more today you're on the world. I'm.
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"By helicopter to a factory. Alexander Lukashenko was probably expecting a favourable hearing. Industrial workers have along being among his core support. Yes, there's also a creature Around the president's speech. There were boos and jeers and as he finished talking, angrily invited his audience to shout leave at him again, which they promptly did. Outside the factory, several 1000 striking workers had gathered. It's now very hard to see how the man whose leg Belarus for the last 26 years, composite glee survive. President Lukashenko's main challenger in this month's disputed Poles Threat. Lana Tikhonov Scar has offered to become a transitional leader while about a ruse holds new elections. In a video sent from exile and Lithuanians, she asked the security forces to switch sides. That's for me. I want to appeal to those in uniform Belarussians of people who do not tolerate violence. Belarussians affair and generous And if you decide not to follow criminal orders and take the people side people will forgive and support you and not reproach you in the future where united and you should know that we will always accept you if your thoughts are pure and your repentance sincere. The European Council president has called an extraordinary video summit of EU leaders on Wednesday. In Nigeria Mohr than 1.5 1,000,000 secondary school students are starting their delayed final exams after months of disruption because of the Corona virus pandemic. Isha Khalid sent this report from Abuja. The West African Examination Council's exams have also been taken place across gonna Sir Leon, Liberia and the Gambia. But Nigeria has by far the highest a number of candidates more than 1.5 million in 19,000 schools during more than four months off closure due to Corona virus loved down some schools engaged students in online learning, but they have been concerns that many have missed out. Particularly those from less privileged families on in communities with poor or no internet access at all. China has granted its first patent for a Corona virus vaccine. The drugs been developed by a private Chinese company and the country's military. It's already been through two stages ofthe clinical trials. This is the world News from the BBC. And this is WN. Nice E in New York. Good morning. I'm Sean Carlson. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says he unequivocally supports additional funding for the U. S. Postal Service fans. Concerns grow that the White House is trying to undermine the agency during the pandemic. Speaking on Fox News yesterday, the governor says we need to root for the post office. The last thing we should be doing is politicizing the Postal Service. It's not as though it exists just for vote by mail. Think about the seniors who rely on it for medicines are veterans. Our small businesses, the commerce associate ID with the backbone of this country. Last week, Murphy said New Jersey's election would be conducted primarily by mail similar to its approach to last month's primary. Schools are about three weeks away from the first day of class and New Jersey District's are facing the most complex re opening plans they've ever implemented. Long Branch School Superintendent Michael Salvator says one of the challenges maintaining staffing like if a teacher calls out sick. So a class that we've outfitted with 11 deaths that once held 24 deaths and in Ah, in a jam, you may have increased the number of kids in that class. You can't you can't pull those tricks off anymore. Salvatore says district's need to remain flexible in case they have to change their plans based on infection rates or staff accommodations. Former Queens borough president Claire Shulman has died. She'd been battling lung and packed pancreatic cancer. Sheldon served as the head of the borough from 1986 to 2000 and two. She was the first woman to hold the position. During her tenure, she helps support the renovation of the Queen's theater in the park. The organization renamed its main stage the Claire Shulman Playhouse. Before she left her post. Acting Queens borough President Sharon Lee says Shulman lived every single minute fully and with purpose. Schulman was 94 years old. Or today in our area is going to stay mostly sunny, high near 81 this afternoon, but showers and thunderstorms likely tonight We'll have lows in the high sixties. You're listening to W n my C. It's 906 Hello and welcome to news hour from the BBC World Service. We're coming to you live from.
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"Power. In a speech before several 1000 loyalists in central Minsk Sunday. Lukashenka claimed his enemies were working with NATO overthrew his government and steel in August 9th election. He insists he won with over 80% of the vote. Meanwhile, across town of far larger crowd of tens of thousands gathered for March to contest results, they say we're rigged protester. Anger also stems from a police crackdown that's on unarmed demonstrators arrested and beaten. Lukashenko's main opponents that Lana Tikhonov scam who fled to Lithuania last week amid threats to her family has called for an election recount for NPR news. I'm Charles Mains in Moscow. This is NPR. And this is WNBC in New York. I'm David First, Columbia University and Barnard College have joined a growing list of schools that have backed off holding in person classes in the fall. Because of the Corona virus pandemic. The school's announced on Friday that all undergraduate classes will be conducted remotely. Columbia is drastically scaling back the number of students that will allow to live on campus. While a Barnard will be shutting all of its residents holes. The presidents of both schools sighted New York's 14 day quarantine requirement for travelers coming from more than 30 states with hi Corona virus rates. An online forum, hosted by the Rochester School District about the upcoming year ended abruptly yesterday after it was flooded with racist remarks and images. The Rochester City school district superintendent was about 10 minutes into a presentation. When the remarks and images began appearing on the screen. The district canceled the forum and later apologized for the disruption by several quote, zoom bombers. The district this week announced the coming school year would begin September 14th online. New York says the number of Corona virus tests coming back positive remained below 1% for 1/9 consecutive day. Governor Cuomo says the state has now done seven million covert 19 tests. The numbers released today show what Six people died today earlier and 527 people were in the hospital. New Covert 19 cases were confirmed in more than half Of the state's 62 counties. 68 degrees right now. It will be rainy today with a high of 72 tonight mostly cloudy with a low of 66 degrees tomorrow, back up to a high near 80 degrees..
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"In Beirut, he says some of the injured patients already in the hospital, some patients were ejected from their beds. We've had glass fallen parts of labs have been destroyed. The hospital became a main Trauma Center I. Mean we operated on on children as young as three to four years old knowing that most likely they won't make it but. In these situations, you can decide the hardest thing you have to do your job in all four be ruled hospitals were so badly damaged they had to be taken out of operation. And Four staff died says Dr Feroz abroad who runs Lebanon's largest public hospital his some medical staff had to treat the wounded in the streets and parking lots I asked him if it ever seen anything like this. During the civil war and seeing casualties in. God bombs and blasts of different magnitudes. But what does different this time is the magnitude have yet says, hospitals are already under pressure from the coronavirus. Lebanon is going through an economic crisis to the country imports. Nearly all of its medical supplies says a now deport is destroyed his worried how hospitals manage. The disaster may also triggered a surge in coronavirus cases because it's hard to follow social distancing during an emergency, the hospitals, all the hospitals are working at almost. Full capacity and it would be very hard to see where we can get a different capacity should that is an increase in the number of cases still despite the challenges doctors, nurses state far from giving up tariff. The Beirut Medical Center has hardly stopped working the other day. He helped deliver twelve BB's they gives me hope these newborns I saw have depends I saw I saw a new hope and you hope he says that Lebanon could use more. For the world I'm Shane. Jeff why. Police in Hong, Kong today made their biggest arrest under China's harsh new security law that targets dissent. In Hong Kong media, Mogul Jimmy Lai. He's been a vocal critic of China's Communist. Party. This morning, the seventy one year old was taken from his Hong Kong mansion in handcuffs and later led through his newspaper's newsroom. Also. With reporters live streaming his ordeal Jimmy Lai is charged with collusion with foreign forces. The world's Patrick win joins me now. So what did this media tycoon to upset Beijing so much patrick? Yet Marco I mean this guy doesn't just merely dislike the Chinese Communist Party. He opposed them just he's this very rich tycoon who does not ever seem to be afraid of going to prison or even having his media empire taken away and now it looks like that is happening. He does come out and say things like this, which is from an interview this year with Fox News. Either the value of the West where America we are fighting the same war, your new. We are fighting poverty because we share the same values with you. So. When you say you're fighting a Cold War and want American support that is a huge red line for China's Communist Party and Jimmy Lai says stuff like this all the time. So. If Jimmy Lai's been criticizing China's government in Beijing for years why arrest them now you know as we all can see the US and China are in what may be the beginnings of some sort of cold war over trade technology who controls territory in Asia. So many things and Hong Kong has really been this flashpoint. You see US politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Ted Cruz, cheering on these protesters while in response to that over the weekend, the US put out sanctions. Against Hong, Kong's top leader who is Carrie Lam, and that has provoked them to go after Jimmy Lai or at least that's what it looks like. He's been this golden boy for certain politicians and then suddenly he gets swept away in retaliation. So police also arrested Agnes Joe someone who conforms more with the activists we've seen in the streets for the past year in Hong Kong remind us who Agnes Joe is Patrick and what you represents the central government in Beijing. Everybody in Hong, Kong knows Agnes Chow is she was a teenage protestor in two thousand fourteen for what was called the umbrella revolution, and since then she's now in her early twenties, she has become sort of this is a very young protest movement, Marco. So a twenty three year old can elder statesman in this in this movement and in a sense that's. What she has been I just think it really sends a strong signal that no one is untouchable. So if you have agnes chow being taken down Jimmy Lai being taken down the Chinese Communist Party knows it's going to create a huge fuss. They know that the American media is going to make a big deal out of this and they know that it. Can heightened tensions in this. You know call it what you want cold. War. We also saw today that China has sanctioned Americans including lawmakers, Marco, Rubio, and Ted Cruz what's the thinking behind that the sanctions have gone after senators that are very active in cheering on the Hong Kong protesters but they've also gone after the head of Human Rights Watch anyone that the. Chinese Communist Party views as an American agitator towards the Hong Kong protests, and so what you're seeing is more tit for tat sanctioning. So the US sanctions Hong Kong's political leader, they sanction Ted Cruz and some other senators and it keeps escalating and escalating with no end in sight. The World, Southeast Asia correspondent Patrick win. Thanks for being with US thanks Marco. You're listening to the world. I'm Marco Werman the world. Friday. On the show we told you about the national election in Belarus that vote happened yesterday last night in Minsk the capital of Belarus violent protests got. Flashbang grenades tear gas water cannons, Swat teams, beating, and arresting protesters. This after five term incumbent President Alexander Lukashenka won in a landslide according to official polls there. The results are highly disputed. The opposition believes their candidate one spent Lana took an oath sky. So Bellarusse is into its second day of mass protests and clashes in the streets reported Charles remains has been closely following. What's going on joins us from Moscow bring us up to speed Charles. What happened yesterday? The election results in Belarus came in. Right. So this election was supposed to be the most challenging of Lukashenko's twenty six year career or appeared to be that way until the results started coming in eighty percent of the vote, a landslide with just ten percent going to taken off sky, which is mentioned was the main competitor here her voters found these results absolutely laughable. But in a way they were predictable to Lukashenko controls the electoral apparatus in Belarus, and we also saw big demonstrations against Lukashenko last night in Minsk and other cities protesters facing off against these heavily armed security forces. There were three thousand arrests, dozens of injuries, reports of one death. So all in all just ten night in Belarus. So, protesters saying the election was rigged That's the view from the campus. Fed Lana Tikhonov sky. What are they pointing to his evidence? We'll a lot of things I. There was over forty percent early voting that suspiciously high number that suggest state employees were forced to vote for Lukashenka advance. With the final day we had evidence of ballot stuffing, and if that wasn't enough economic as coalition used a code, they were folding ballots in a certain way horizontally that made it easier to identify. Them. Once they were thrown in the Bin and a lot of the been certainly looked like they were heavily in her favor. Now finally, you can point to polls closed on would-be voters and a lot of cities across the world including Moscow. These were many voters who stood in long long lines..
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"Controversial new security law will be crossing there soon. On international aid package worth almost $300 billion for Lebanon has been agreed. But what's wanted in return also will be live in Belarus, where state TV exit polls show that the serial election winner Alexander Lukashenko has won yet another term in office. How does he do it? And we'll hear from Spain with supporters of Catalan independence, criticizing the government's handling off the Corona virus Pandemic sport business also on the way from the studio in London and Hong Kong, That's Newsday. Hello. I'm Tom. What's with the BBC News Police in Hong Kong have arrested a prominent pro democracy activists and media tycoon Jimmy Light for suspected collusion with foreign powers. Mr. Lai was detained along with his two sons and four other people in the early hours of the morning. An outspoken critic of Beijing Mr Lies the most high profile person to be arrested so far under the new national Security law. From Hong Kong. Here's Danny Vincent. The police have put out a statement. And they've said that Jimmy Lai has been arrested duty collusion with foreign powers. Pro democracy activists say that that's type of expression is very vague. It's not clear at this exact moment. What that does mean. What we do know is that there are a number of police currently raiding his newspaper offices. Is being live streamed on local media here and we're seeing that there are dozens of know it could be possibly hundreds of police officers currently inside this media organization. The U. S. Health Secretary Alex Cesar has praised Taiwan's democratic credentials during the highest level American visit to the island in years and a meeting with the Taiwanese president, sighing when Mr Aizawa said Taiwan's response to the cave in 19 pandemic had bean attribute to what he called the open, transparent democratic nature of the island. China considers Taiwan its own territory. Masks become compulsory outside in parts of Paris today amid concerns about the growing incidence of cove it infront Huse Cofield reports from the French capital from eight o'clock this morning masks become obligatory in about 100 outside locations across the capital, notably along the keys of the river Seine and by the San Martin Canal, but also in popular market streets or drinking areas like room moviethe behind the pantry in anywhere essentially where crowds Khun gether and it's hard to keep apart, offenders will get a fine of 135 euros. Though police have been told to show demons for the first few days, figures show that incidents of the virus is increasing again across Fran's not yet in an alarming way. But enough of the government have to reinforce its message about safe behavior. Anti government protests have taken place in cities across Belarus after official exit polls announced another landslide victory for the authoritarians President Alexander Look Look a Sheng Cho in Sunday's election, security forces have used a gas and water cannon to push it back Protesters who claimed the Poles were rigged. Residents. Lukashenko's main challengers fed Lana Tikhonov skier has has appealed for come His Sarah Rainsford said Politiken Oscar is a political novice. She only ran for president after her husband tried and was arrested. But she's since United opposition forces like No. One before in Belarus, and now her supporters of confronting police. Determined to defend their votes. One point they marched in procession through immense holding up their phones with torch lights and chanting Go to the man who's led the country for more than 1/4 of a century. Security forces in Peru's Amazon region have killed two members, often indigenous community during a protest against oil spills and the impact off the corona virus. About 20 others, including two police officers were injured are America's editor Leonardo, Russia. Reports peruse Interior Ministry said it about 70 indigenous people armed with Spears attacked an oil well operator by a Canadian firm in Loreto province. The company. Petro Tout said it was forced to suspend operations in the area. Groups representing indigenous people say locals have frustrated after years off environmental damage and general neglect. They say The crisis has worsened since the beginning ofthe the pandemic, which has had a devastating effect on the Peruvian economy and has overwhelmed the health services in some indigenous areas. 70% of the population have been infected by the Corona virus. The US have speaking Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Stephen Minasian say they are ready to reopen talks on providing more economic relief to Americans suffering from the impact off the Corona virus pandemic. Ms. Pelosi, who is a senior Democrat, said that a new relief package could replace the one announced by President Trump on Saturday. Elise in Washington, D C say one teenager has been shot dead and about 20 other people have been injured after gunmen opened fire on an outdoor social gathering the police chief in the U. S. Capitol, Peter Newsom. Said gunshots were fired simultaneously from different locations on DH that police were looking for at least three shooters hold of bronze age artefacts, including a 3000 year old sword has been discovered in Scotland in what's being considered a find of national significance. The discovery was made by a metal detector wrist who spent three weeks camping out at the site. To protect the ancient finds after unearthing a bronze object. And that's the latest world news from the BBC. Thanks for that news. Hello. Welcome to Newsday, with Lawrence and Connie coming up the protests in Beirut's against government corruption and incompetence and we hold our breath to see what happens. On the streets of Belarus after the six successive election win by authoritarians strongman Alexander Lukashenko and.