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North Korea says it sees little reason to maintain ties to Trump
"North Korea says there is nothing to gain from pursuing closer ties with the US and north Korean foreign minister saying American policies proved the US remains a long term threat the BBC's Laura bicker isn't sold the first summit between a sitting U. S. president and the north Korean leader was supposed to be a turning point but very little was agreed a second summit in Hanoi eight months later field after Washington asked Pyongyang to give up a large proportion of its weapons program before receiving sanctions relief the statement by the song one accused the trump administration of using these summits to score political points he claimed the White House made empty promises and said that North Korea would never again for Washington to deal with that it's getting anything in return Mr ri also said that Pyongyang would continue to build weapons to combat the threat from the US and that is the BBC's Laura
North Korea is testing ballistic missiles again
"Kim Jong hoon help to his old tricks north Korean fighter jets fired rockets into the sea wall Grange units launched a number of cruise missiles into CD's of exercises across the country the BBC's Laura bicker in Seoul says US missile splashed down in the sea of
No new coronavirus cases reported in South Korean city
"A south Korean city that was ground zero for the country's corona virus outbreak is reported no new cases for the first time in two months and nationwide just twenty seven new cases BBC's Laura bicker in Seoul when you reported cases of coronavirus in the city of Daegu is good news but health officials have issued a stark warning ahead of the Easter weekend the concerned about large church services and the prime minister has urged religious groups to refrain from mass gatherings meanwhile South Koreans are heading to the polls which is open for two days of early voting ahead of the parliamentary elections next week old fortress identifies two weird masks they'll have their temperature checked and to be kept at least one meter apart from others while waiting to cast their ballots across the career straight Japan reporting more than five hundred new cases for the first time worrisome rise since it has the world's oldest
North Korea, South Korea And Laura Bicker discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"North Korea's done again according to south Korea's military the north fired missiles into the sea more from correspondent Laura bicker in Seoul the north Korean leader Kim Jong and is continuing to test weapons while keeping the door to diplomacy with Donald Trump opened this latest launch comes just hours after the US president in nineteen received a beautiful letter from Mister Kim Mr trump said the north Korean leader was unhappy with South Korea and the U. S. carrying a joint military exercises the US president appear to side with Mr came and said he wasn't a fun either Pyongyang has sent a series of messages through state media criticizing Seoul and Washington for the war games it's the fifth round of launches in less than three weeks from the north president trump said in a tweet this morning Kim Jong hoon sent him a long letter apologizing for recent short range missiles
North Korea launches 2 short-range ballistic missiles
"Rights North Korea has test. Find to short range missiles allies off the US envoy to Pyongyang arrived in Seoul for talks about breaking the deadlock in the North Korea's nuclear weapons program. South Korea's military said the missiles, flew hundreds of kilometers over the North Korean mainland. His Laura bicker, the launches should perhaps come as no surprise North Korean state media has repeatedly shown its frustration with recent joint US and South Korean military exercises. Pyongyang has also warned Washington that it's patience to deal involving the easing of sanctions only last so long before it will decide to take what Jong has described as a new
North Korea, Kim Jong UN And Kim Jong discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"Radio is North Korea. Getting back into the new business. Some observers say yes, the president hopes the answer is no is it possible. North Korea is preparing to conduct a new missile tests for the first time since two thousand seventeen international observers have noticed increased activity at one of the North's main testing launching sites in the western city of so, hey, the BBC's Laura bicker says it could also be a maneuver by the North Korean. They know that these sites are being watched perhaps they're trying to put all the Trump administration into coming up with a better deal. They know that Donald Trump has placed a lot of political capital on the fact that Kim Jong in is no longer testing or fighting missiles or satellites the president was asked about the increased activity at the White House time will tell but I have a feeling that our relationship with North Korea, Kim Jong UN and myself, Fairmont Kim. I think it's
Kim Jong Un leaves on train for Vietnam summit
"Thirty nine North Korean leader, Kim Jong Hoon is heading to Hanoi. Vietnam for a second summit with President Trump beginning this Wednesday, BBC news. Correspondent Laura bicker. Says Kim is currently on route was made just hours after Kim Dong in distinctive green and yellow armor train crossed over the border into China. The journey. Vietnam is expected to take up to sixty hours. He's thought to be traveling with his sister and one of his key negotiators the former general Kim Young toll there speculation that Mr Kim Wiltshire. Some key business sites in Vietnam ahead of the summit. The departure confirmed by North Korean state media is the first official acknowledgement that the talks are taking
"laura bicker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Governments across Asia expressing hope that a second summit between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong UN in Vietnam will produce some firm results leading to the full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. But that goal remains elusive numerous unresolved issues still between the two sides off Koreans in the United States. Have disagreed about. What the agreed in Singapore? So they've both been looking for different things. The North Koreans have dug their heels in and refused to act until we get some kind of concession from the United States, and I just face kind of scratch their heads trying to figure out exactly what to offer North Korea. They've said they will not lift sanctions. So what kind of economic pledge are they prepared to make? And what will we get in return? That's the BBC's Laura bicker reporting from Seoul, South Korea, much again on Wall Street. Dow futures down thirty six points news and townhall dot com. I'm rich Thomasson. A conservative news sites editor says the racist yearbook photo threatening Virginia governor Ralph Northam political career was brought you as attention by a concerned citizen upset by the governor's recent comments on third trimester abortion legislation. The photo of someone in black face and another person and acute Klux Klan hood and rogue appeared on governor Ralph northbound's page in a nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook. The image became public Friday when it was published by the conservative leaning news site big league politics side, editor Patrick Holly said a tipster upset by north. I'm saying earlier in the week that he supported a Bill loosening restrictions on controversial third. Trimester abortions. Brought the photo to his attention on Friday. That's from correspondent Keith Peters. British Prime Minister Theresa may set to meet with Northern Ireland's main political parties, she seeking to break the impasse over her European Union Brexit deal. More on these stories at townhall dot com. It's the.
S. Korean leader urges bolder steps from N. Korea and US
"South Korean president moon. Jae in has urged North Korea to take bolder disarmament measures that the United States should then reward suggesting Thursday, he wants harsh sanctions lifted so soul can eventually restart dormant on economic cooperation projects with its neighbor ABC. Correspondent Laura bicker has more president moon acknowledged that the agreement signed between the North Korean leader and President Trump in Singapore. Last year was some pot Vig. He also said there was skepticism that Kim Jong is concept of denuclearization is different to that demanded by the United States. But he said that Mr Kim had assured many foreign leaders that has definition is no different in any way. From what the international community demands. Mr. men told reporters he expected there which soon be news of high level talks to the pier for a second summit between Mr
Angry South Korean taxi drivers strike against carpooling service
"Up to one hundred thousand taxi drivers across South Korea have gone on strike for a day that angry at plans for carpooling service by the mobile messenger service cow, which they say would destroy their livelihoods earlier this month, a taxi driver set himself on fire. Laura bicker is in Seoul it sought around half of all taxi drivers in South Korea have gone on strike. They are furious at the launch of a new car pooling service by the technology giant Kako, which will allow drivers with private vehicles to act as taxis during peak hours. Similar protests were held in twenty fifteen when Uber tried and failed to launch its app in South Korea. Kako has said it is willing to talk to taxi unions, and the government has given permission for the service to go ahead drivers will hope their demonstration will make both
"laura bicker" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Not report from Laura bicker. Now, Nick Kelly with some other stories from unused as hundreds of anti-government protesters and Argentina clashed with police in wellness IRAs. Legislators prepare to vote on an austerity budget. Police say around thirty people were arrested outside the congress building in the capital at least nine police. Officers were injured president Mauricio Macri has pledged to cut ten billion dollars in next year's budget. As part of the loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund left-wing demonstrators, urging congress to reject the proposed budget, they say the cuts to social programs too, brutal will penalize Argentina's poorest leader of a white supremacist group. Based in California has been arrested and charged with inciting riots, ro Robert Rondo co of the rise above movement was arrested at LA international airport on Sunday. Three others have also being charged one of whom remains at large the four are accused of traveling to events across. California and one in Charlottesville Virginia last year that led to the death of a woman earlier this month for other members of the rise above movement were charged with attacking counter protesters at the unite the right March in Charlottesville in August twenty seventeen. The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has spoken publicly for the first time about the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi describing the crime as painful to all Saudis, Mohammad bin Salman told a business forum in Riyadh that those responsible would be punished. Mr. Kershaw j was killed inside the Saudi consulate in estan bull three weeks ago. And what president of Turkey has called premeditated political matter. And that's the news from the newsroom, Nick. Thank you. Now. Listen to this might only way the same as a bar of soap. But I want to tell you about the flying micro robots that has the capacity to open doors developed in the US in Switzerland. Fly crow tugs can grip onto small surfaces ad exert a force much greater than their small size suggests but how Matthew Estrada from Stanford University can tell us they don't have legs per se. But they have these attachments, neck and 'isms that allow them to create this grip on their environment. So we were using sort of two flavors here, we have a gecko inspired adhesive they were using for for smooth surfaces.
North, South Korea begin removing land mines along fortified border
"From north and South Korea have begun to remove some of the more than eight hundred thousand landmines though to be buried on the heavily fortified border. Their removal was one of a number of confidence building measures. Agreed when the two Korean leaders Kim Jong UN and president moon Jae-in met last month in Pyongyang, Laura. Bicker is in so for the next few weeks. Army engineers will start in what is known as the joint security area where most of the guard posts and trips are based it's hope this work will eventually allied. Both sides to move more. Freely minds will also be cleared from a site in his head rich for hundreds of soldiers were killed in intense fighting during the war, the two Koreas want to excavate the site and identify the remains starting this work. So soon after president moon returned from his summit with Kim Jong in in Pyongyang will build confidence between north and south as they try to reduce military tensions along the border.
United States, South Korea and Iran discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"The rival careers have opened their first liaison office near their tense border. The aim to improve communication then exchanges ahead of their leaders summit in Pyongyang next week. This will almost act as a defacto joint embassy and is another step towards closer cooperation between the two sites in the past north and South Korea communicated, by fax or special phone lines, which were at times cutoff when relations sunk, but they'll never be able to talk twenty four hours a day throughout the year, according to South Korea's unification ministry, Iran. Fifty South Koreans crossed the border to song for the opening sedimentary. The office was due to be opened in August. But that was the lead when denuclearization talks between the US and North Korea.
Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication
"Let's cross to the careers because of new champion in history is underway. That's how South Korea's unification minister has described the opening of a joint liaison office between the two countries. The president of north and south agreed to open it during the historic summit in April. Correspondent Laura bicker joins the newsroom from so Laura just gave a sense of how significantly and also how this office might improve communications. Well, this is the first time since the Korean war ended in nineteen Fifty-three. This is the first time that the two sides will be able to talk on a regular basis in one level eight just sounds like a building on an industrial site, and people might even look at it. When you see pictures and go vote, what does this mean symbolically? It means so much more. There will be fifteen to twenty South Korean staff, a same number of North Korean staff all working together communicating together previously the used to communicate by fax or even kind of special phone lines. But they used to get cutoff when relationship between the two Koreas soured narrowly have this office not have a week to try to resolve any tensions. Any miscommunication misunderstandings? Because it's something even though this is once one peninsula, and they speak the same language. These are two countries. He hardly knew one another. And when it comes to certain actions and certain words. They're huge misunderstandings that can lead to greater tension. So this is a way of trying to solve this. And it's been open today as you had and said the first time when it comes to a decides Koreans. They're calling this new
Nearly half of millennials have deleted Facebook app, study shows
"The intense scrutiny over Facebook might be changing the way Americans use the social media platform is specially young people NPR's. Jasmine guards reports according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, a little over half of Facebook users say they've changed their privacy settings in the past year. Facebook is still used mostly by young people. But the pew survey also found that nearly half of users ages eighteen to twenty nine say they've deleted the Facebook app from their phone in the past year. The company is still dealing with the fallout from the Cambridge analytic scandal in which it was found. The tens of millions of users had their data collected without their knowledge ahead of the two thousand sixteen presidential
Koreas Set Next Kim-Moon Summit for September 18-20
"The South Korean authorities have confirmed that president moon Jae-in will meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN in Pyongyang for three days later this month, mister, Kim met officials from Seoul who've been in North Korea to arrange the talks Laura bicker is in Seoul, President maiden will visit Pyongyang for three days. He will become the first size Korean leader in more than a decade to visit Pyongyang later this month that welcome by Kim Jong into the South Korean envoys was warm. It was friendly. And it appears that the two sides have managed to speak frankly in a press conference. Besides Corinna, invoice have said that Kim Jong UN has expressed his frustration with the world that they are not believing his will to denuclearize and he has reiterated his claim that he wants to denuclearize the Korean
Turkey, US and North Korea discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Live from London. This is the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. I'm anew on good morning. Turkey has raised tariffs on US goods in response to President. Trump's metal duties issued last week over Turkey's detention of American priest on
"laura bicker" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"The have what's known as the sunshine policy. And the idea is to build trust between the two careers before asking North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. And in many respects, North Korea has often said they want security guarantees. Remember, this is a peninsula that has been invaded so many times and when it comes to giving up its weapons North Korea believes it needs those nuclear weapons to defend itself. So the idea is to build trust, but the US wants those weapons given up before any sanctions are relieved. And before there's a peace process. So president moon could act as a bit of a go between here and persuade at least the US to do something and perhaps persuade North Korea to do something to Laura bicker. Our correspondent in Seoul. The Peruvian government has declared several state of health emergencies in the center of the country to treat people suffering from metal poisoning local people whose children. Are affected by serious health conditions. Say these have been caused by nearby mining. A recent report by Amnesty International has also highlighted to other regions in Peru where it believes that people are also affected by metal pollution. Grace Livingston reports from high in the Andes mountains. Gray breeze blockhouses rise up the baron mountainside here instead of the Paschal layer of dust cakes the streets, a huge mine yielding silver, zinc, and lead looms over one side of the town with open, seems of red Brown and black earth. Willmott Oberlin lives on the hillside in a house made of stones cement and corrugated iron. She says, pollution from the mine has made her daughter very ill when. In the day before she felt pain in her feet, then the, but he's begun until they were uncontrollable uncontrollable until they took her to the emergency department at the children's hospital. She was in hospital month and a half. I felt desperate when they told me she had leukemia. They'll loosen. But we'll must do which is not the only child who's ill in this town. I've come to talk to some of her neighbors outside in the street. It's just a track this children play when Sita a woman Jordan Tonio. My name is I have a son who is twelve years old, the symptoms. He has a first leap leading a lot of bleeding from the nose. I'm well. He isn't developing the let an off Nick in his blood is affecting his bones. My son was in hospital for fifteen days because he couldn't move his knees. They took ultrasound and x rays, and it seems that his nerves, the paralyzed it could be that my son will lose the movement to his bones. The government of Peru has so far declared three health emergencies here because dangerously high levels of lead mercury and ask Nick have been found in the soil in the water, but the government is not saying why there are so many poisonous metals in the environment here. This is the regional health authority in Pasca Marusia Sylvia monitors, the impact of metal contamination here she says, twenty percent of the people surveyed have unsafe levels of lead.
North Korea, UN and CBI discussed on BBC World Service
"Gathering in. Brussels explains why the staff going. On strike there are different reasons for different. Countries so the staff it's about base, transfers it's the fact that they. Could go to any of eighty destinations around Europe suddenly be thousands of miles away from the family and what they are saying is sometimes pilots, of
"laura bicker" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Hello this is David Austin with. The BBC news more than nine hundred people are now known to have been killed in a powerful earthquake that had several Indonesian items on Sunday hundreds, more were injured in the magnitude seven quake the worst hit area was the. Holiday, island of Lomborg where terrified residents and tourists flared is buildings show, and cracked two people died in neighboring Bali mainly naughty who works Roxanne is in Lombok to help administer aid this morning well we get a government tried, to set up for center for, peace so people can have a safe place and centralize if a question center based on the information from some colleagues that, already in the field since last night some people not happy at secretion food and water and south or North Korea has called on the United States to drop. Its sanctions saying that Yang had made a number of goodwill gestures following the. June summit between its leader Kim Jong UN and President Trump Laura bicker reports from Seoul the editorial in the North Korean state run newspaper said the idea that the US. Would not lift sanctions until denuclearization was complete with. Outrageous it accused Washington of not working towards improving ties and described a number of goodwill gestures made by, Pyongyang such as hunting missile tests the return, of US soldiers remains and the dismantling of nuclear site a confidential United Nations. Report, concluded that North Korea had not stopped building weapons which prompted the, US renew its call on the international community to continue to enforce sanctions Saudi Arabia says it's freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada and is, expelling the country's ambassador Riyadh's envoy, to Ottawa is also being recalled the move follows the Canadian foreign ministry's criticism last week of the detention in Saudi Arabia of civil rights activists these include the Saudi American human rights campaigners some Padang who's called for an end to the kingdom's male guardianship system Police, in the US city of Chicago say more. Than sixty people have been shot across the. City since Friday in what has been an unusually violent weekend at least ten of the victims were killed a paramedic described Chicago as a war zone the police chief red Waller said some of the shootings were related to gang violence. And that gunmen fired into crowds with no concern. About, whether they hit their targets will, working super hard out here to try to reduce this. Violence but what we have an when it's hot outside well we have multiple areas would crowds one. Hundred and fifty two hundred people at these areas once a incident occurs an offender or some type of rival gang sees a. Large group of people they take advantage of that opportunity and they student to a crowd no matter who they hit World news from the BBC The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has promised that. America would enforce the sanctions. It's reimposing Iran this week Mr. Pompeo said details would be announced by the White House on Monday in May President Trump pulled the United States out of the, international nuclear agreement with Iran President Trump has admitted that his eldest son Trump junior meta group of Russians before the two thousand sixteen presidential election to obtain, information about, the democratic candidate Hillary Clinton but President Trump tweeted that what his. Son did was totally legal he said that gathering such information on a rival was done, all the time in politics the south Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a power-sharing agreement with the rebel leader react mishawaka and other opposition groups in a bid to end. Five years of civil war. James cardinal has more details. This is an important step it's not even the. End of this peace process this is essentially about power-sharing divvying up, who gets what who has how. Many vice presidents and ministers and so on There still difficult things to. Sort out in terms of. Security arrangements but you could see from the scenes in cartoon the south Sudanese gathering outside the venue where the document was signed and then later on in south, Sudan Juba wow in other places how excited people were so it is only a step but people are so happy at the thought the prospects of real, into the, war police have rescued eleven emaciated children from filthy makeshift compound compound. Of the state of New Mexico officers searching for a missing three year old rated the, site near the state border with Colorado the child was not there but they found eleven others ranging in age from one to fifteen along with five adults the local sheriff. Said the captives were rags. For clothing and had no. Food or fresh water he said they'd been held. In the saddest conditions and poverty he'd ever seen two, men have, been arrested including the father of the missing boy BBC news Thanks.
Google plans return to China search market with censored app
"The army because the police called for backup he also said that the army and the police will not a hesitate to, use what he described as necessary force and the fact that the opposition has even been allowed to protest or. To even show support outside should not be seen as a sign of weakness on. The side of, the government so it is still quite tense yet but At the moment quiet calm as well President Trump has thanked the North Korean leader Kim Jong, UN for allowing the remains of American soldiers. Killed in the Korean war to be returned, Laura bicker reports from Seoul Donald Trump's tweets comes just hours after the remains of what's thought to be fifty five US servicemen killed during the Korean. War where flew into Hawaii their return was part of a pledge made by Kim Jong. T. President Trump when the two leaders met in Singapore in June. The tweet also hints at. Further contact and another meeting as Mr. Trump thanked chairman Kim for is letter and said he looked forward. To seeing him soon earlier this week US intelligence suggesting North Korea was continuing to build nuclear weapons was leaked to the media and has led to concerns that Pyongyang has no intention of giving up its weapons Mr. Trump's tweet suggests these reports have not set back the current rapprochement between the two. Countries South Korea is sending a warship, to Libya after one of its engineers was. Kidnapped along with three Philippine nationals his Asia Pacific editor Celia Hatton the four men had been working on a water project in. Western Libya when they were abducted last month they were shown in a video released, this, week pleading their governments for, help the group that sees them has. Yet to be, publicly dented, the South Korean presidential spokesman said Seoul was doing all it could secure its citizens release so it was mobilizing resources into the area shifting worship destroyer from the. Gulf of Aden where it was engaged in anti piracy operations over two Libyan waters Seoul says. It's working with the authorities in Tripoli The health ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo's has a team of. Twelve experts will arrive in Beni today to set up a mobile laboratory to help deal with the latest Bola outbreak in the north. East of Congo for. People have tested positive for the virus so far We'll news from the BBC Japanese media reports say that a prominent Japanese medical school altered test results have female applicants to restrict. The number of women students they suggest the discrimination aim to reduce the number on the assumption that many female doctors would not be able. To fulfil long hospital shifts if. They married and had children a state-owned newspaper in China has dismissed American reports that Google is planning a return to the Chinese market with a censored version of its search. Engine Robin branches in Shanghai, Google is not in China not in the way it. Is pretty much everywhere. Else there's no search engine it pulled out in two thousand ten after deciding it would not comply with China's laws that restrict. What people can see online Google does not provide translation apps here and rumors of it's designed to increase its presence who've been fueled by. Recent push into artificial intelligence it sets up. New innovation labs in Beijing now there are reports citing internal documents that the company wants to release apps providing search and the news feed both of which would adhere to china's regulations on censorship a study has suggested a link between abstinence from alcohol and middle age and developing dementia in later life the research found that those who were t. total aged fifty out of forty five percent higher risk than those who drank moderately but some doctors warn the study's results should be interpreted with a high degree of caution they said other lifestyle factors could affect the development of dementia The Canadian rap star Drake is set to release the official music video for his. Latest hit single in my feelings videos based on the track of gone viral, on social media thousands of people around the world, have attempted what's known. As the key challenge by jumping out of a moving car and. Dancing alongside, it those are the latest stories from BBC news You're listening to the inquiry on the BBC World Service with me Helena Merriman each. Week one question four expert witnesses and answer.
Chinese newspaper dismisses report of Google's 'censored search engine'
"Hello Neil Nunez with the BBC news in Zimbabwe supporters. Of president Emmerson, Mnangagwa and, his opposition rival Nelson Chamisa have been urged to wait in peace for the results of Monday's election appeals come after. Deadly street clashes from Harare Andrew Harding has this report Zimbabwe's army and the opposition both being blamed for the violence that erupted in Harare the government says MDC. Alliance protesters went on an unprovoked rampage burning cars and attacking buildings in order to disrupt the election before results being. Announced but the decision to. Send soldiers onto the streets is also. Being widely criticized the military showing little restraint as it swept through the. City attacking and shooting civilians the focus now returns does, symboblic electoral commission and whether or, not, it, will release the results of the presidential poll the opposition believes it's. Candidate Nelson Chamisa is being cheated of victory it's It's hard to imagine all sides will. Now accept the results President Trump has thanked the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for allowing the. Remains, of American soldiers killed in the Korean war, to be returned to the United States Laura bicker is in Seoul Donald Trump's tweet comes just hours after the means of what's thought to be fifty five US servicemen killed during. The, Korean war where flew into Hawaii their return was part of a pledge made by Kim Jong and President. Trump when the, two leaders, met in Singapore in June the tweet also hints at further contact and another meeting as Mr. Trump thanked chairman Kim. For his letter and said he looked forward to seeing him soon earlier this week US intelligence suggesting North Korea was continuing to build nuclear weapons was leaked to. The media and has led to concerns that Pyongyang has no intention of giving up its weapons Mr. Trump's tweet suggests. These reports have not set. Back the current rapprochement between the two. Countries The United States is seeking the, extradition of two Ukrainian citizens arrested in Spain and Poland who are suspected of being part of a hacking group a. Third suspect is already in. The US Dave Lee reports defense seven group is said to have attacks more than. One hundred companies most were in the US but others were in. The UK Australia and France the hackers targeted point of sale systems stealing details. For fifteen million payment cards the group is understood, to still be active but US attorney net Hayes said hackers were plain wrong if, they thought they could hide behind, their keyboards in far away places these. Really defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has ordered another halt in fuel and gas shipments to Gaza he said the decision had been taken in view of what he called the continued Tara of incendiary. Balloons that have ignited hundreds of fires in Israel this is the latest world news from the ABC A Japanese newspaper, reports alleges that the Tokyo Medical University altered test, results female applicants to restrict the number of women. Students the Shimbun daily, said the manipulation of scores began in two thousand eleven after the percentage of female admissions increase to about forty. Percent it's against the discrimination aims to keep the percentage to about thirty on the basis that many female doctors quit when they married and had children A state owned newspaper in China has, dismissed American reports that Google is. Planning a return to the Chinese market with a censored version of its search engine Andrew would reports from. Hong, Kong a news, website the intercept was the first to report Google was planning a search engine, for mobile phones in China that would ignore controversial subjects and websites blacklisted. By Beijing the intercept said it had seen internal Google documents and had spoken to insiders but a state. Owned business newspaper the China Securities daily says what it called relevant, departments had denied that Google would be available in, China again eight years ago Beijing blocks Google searches. And Google closed its, operations on the mainland of China but people in Hong Kong can still use Google to search the web a. Study has suggested a link between abstinence from alcohol in middle age and developing dementia in later life the researchers found that those who are teetotal When they were fifty have a forty, five percent higher risk than those. Who drink moderately people who drink over the recommended limits are also at an increased risk the Canadian rap. Star, Drake is extra, release the official music video for his hit single in my feelings videos based, on the track have gone vowed and social media thousands around the world. Of attempted what's known as the KiKi challenge by jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it. There have been many injuries as a result Hello this is the thought show on the. BBC World Service with me Beth sake offensive and with me and the Bishop in today's program getting creative with statistics how, can we find a way to captivate entertain and inform people and we ask why female friendships a so vital in the lives. Women and girls from the highs to lows.
"laura bicker" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"The years watched nervously signs of northern nuclear tests and missile launches does the summit signal a new era for the region and for the world soul correspondent laura bicker reports on the international reaction it was a stunning moment for safe canadians in singapore the told me their hearts were racing as the watch the two leaders shake hands among them was chain i'm sick on ma she couldn't wait to mother who was born in pyongyang then a who fell after seeing this i suddenly thought i wanted to back to north korea before i die her mother i want you dream to come true because she lied about abortion in seoul president moon jin appeared delighted that the summit had gone ahead a meeting which would not have taken place with his careful diplomacy the us president seemed to catch him off guard though when in degree to end what he described as wargames until now america and says career have always maintained that the exercises are for the preservation of peace between two neighbors her still technically at war but the drills have always angered north korea and it appears mr trump also feels they're provocative enabling japan where they're skeptical of the north advances they'll be concerned about mr trump suggestion to move trips from the peninsula in the future china's already suggesting ways to try to lift the sanctions imposed on north korea in russia the foreign minister sergey lavrov described the summit as positive despite the lack of.
"laura bicker" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"On not just north and south korea but the wider world i the news hello jerry smith with the bbc news president trump and the north korean leader kim jong un have signed a joint agreement the commits pyongyang to complete denuclearisation on the korean peninsula in exchange for security guarantees the deal also promises a new relationship between the two countries at a signing ceremony and singapore mr trump said he was very proud of what had been achieved and we have developed a very special bond show people are going to be very impressed people are going to be very happy and we're going to take care of the very big in very dangerous problem for the world and i wanna thank german kim a lot of time together today very intensive and i would actually say that it worked out for both of us far better than anybody could have expected the north korean leader also said that talks which lasted nearly five hours have been a success not an all we have historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind and we are about to sign a historic documents says off the wall will see a major change but some analysts were unimpressed with the agreement one called it thin and meaningless career correspondent laura bicker has this analysis of the document the agreement the two leaders have signed is fake it only commits the.
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"They wanted to show that they wore decommissioning that they were destroying this nuclear test site so what they did is they blew up the three remaining test tunnels at that site they claim that two of those tunnels were still usable that they could have conducted further tests there but they put explosives inside and they blew them up before they did that they actually opened up the tunnels we were able to walk right up to them see the explosives inside and then they removed us to some viewing stands further away and blew them up they then told us to walk back up towards the tunnel to see it in person diversify that indeed it had been closed at the problem is we're journalists were not nuclear experts so there was no one on site expert there to verify that what north korea claims it is done which is closing its nuclear tests like has actually occurred and we did ask our government minder if they're going to allow somebody to do that and he said he doesn't think so because they don't feel that they need somebody else to say that they've done what they say they have now done cbs news correspondent ben tracy letts beat now to our correspondent laura bicker who joins us now live from seoul the capital of south korea laura that that is a really critical point isn't it the lack of independent inspectors expert nuclear inspectors not being allowed to witness this process well first of all the journalists were hand picked by north korea most of them broadcast journalist and yes new independent experts where to make the journey i was to one here in seoul today who is a renowned expert and on weapons on the korean peninsula i'm he said there are two problems with this first of all those new antithesis whether or not this reversible whether or not this tunnels could be reopened on second of all they wanted to gather evidence they wanted to see what kind of nuclear material north korea was using what kind of tests have been carried out in these tunnels and the fear that that evidence might be lost some of it might still be there if.
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"The handle sometimes themselves phillip roth has died at the age of eighty five tornadoes nine minutes paul six that trump kim summit may not happen who says oh well donald trump himself as torture laura bicker or correspondent in seoul he's playing it down lower off to talks with the south korean president we'll see what happens we'll see what happens we'll see what happens that was the phrase we heard quite often from donald trump he's used to saying the word we'll see having covered in for the last few years is a phrase we kind of got used to but with something is historic as big as this i think when it comes we are beginning to wonder whether or not will it take place on june the twelfth or will there be some kind of delay i think here in seoul they're still optimism the spokesman for the presidential palace toby this morning that he feels optimistic it's going to go ahead they feel that their leader president moon jaein who was meeting with donald trump yesterday am is pressing ahead with all the plans and they feel that he's going to do his art moved to make sure that kim jong in donald trump meet in singapore but yep we're all wondering is this actually going to happen or not when the possibility of a summit was first mooted those who've been involved in the past american diplomats in particular said these things take years of preparation and we have not even months i mean when it comes to donald trump's admirers he they turned around and said this is a courageous move this is a bold move we've never done this kind of thing before where we've just met the leader directly but yes a number of diplomats said dealing with north korea is very very difficult you have to tread extremely carefully the other problem is i'm sorry of your your listeners are probably secondly banging on about it but when it comes to denuclearization the two sides or are completely opposites and at odds on the can't agree on what that might mean north korea's possession has never changed they don't want to give up all their weapons first and then get economic aid after that as.
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"National security grounds cited by president trump the head of the army in myanmar has denied his forces were guilty of sexual violence including rape during the campaign he ordered against for hinder muslims addressing the united nations security council officials visiting me are more general men are fine said the burmese army respected international regulations the south koreans say they've seen evidence that the north has begun dismantling loudspeakers the used to play around propaganda on the border between the two countries south korea had already said it intended to start removing its own borders speakers today laura bicker reports from seoul fidel cades laid speakers have blurred a mix of k paul pin propaganda across the demilitarized zone from south korea into the north north korea usually fires back with his own messages denouncing capitalism and imperialism but it seems the border maybe a boat to fall silent last week the speakers were turned off and today it'll be dismantled the south korean ministry of defence said there were signs that north korea is doing the same thing these are small but significant steps towards reconciliation after friday's summit between the country's two leaders laura bicker scientists have decoded the genome of the rose in a study that could could lead to new varieties of the foul being brad the research which took h is to complete revealed the genes that control sent production color and the longevity of the flowers it has given the frenchbased scientists a better understanding of why there are such a large variety of roses bbc news well.
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"That blaze went to three alarms quickly before it was put out by firefighters shortly before midnight that caused the blaze is still under active investigation three people are dead and eight others injured in a house fire in new york that fire broke out late last night in a two story home in queens village among the injured three are listed in critical condition including an eightyearold girl the other five or now in stable condition with injuries that are currently believed to be nonlifethreatening neighbors say an older couple they destroyed home or hosting a party at the time for relatives when they're flames broke out south korea says north has promised to close its nuclear test site next mon and pyongyang will invite american experts observe the bbc's laura bicker has more from seoul it seems that kim jong and has even been looking at news reports saying that has announcement last week to close ause the nuclear test site was met with some skepticism because many people had said well hang on a second there were reports that it was badly damaged during a test last september what he's saying is no it's not badly damaged and when we dismantle it i will allow u s on south korean experts and crucially the media and north korea previously also invited foreign observers who his main atomic complex this was back in two thousand eight then it destroyed a cooling tower and televise the explosion around the world wbz news time ten three traffic and weather together we start with the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic.
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"That we don't even know about perhaps in north korea so i think when it comes to how far along he's prepared to go he's still controlling what the media and what these experts see what he's also saying i'm he made a comment about the united states he says the united states is inherently hostile to north korea but they will get to new us once are talking begins and he said you'll know that i'm not the kind of person who will use nuclear weapons against the or the us across the pacific he said there's no reason for us to possess nuclear weapons while suffering difficulties of mutual trust with the united states is built through frequent meetings from now on so basically what he's saying is look i'm gonna try and build frost with the united states bill towards a peace treaty and then we would need nuclear weapons the problem is is just a few months ago he was saying something opposite he was threatening to guam he was strengthening to build a hydrogen bomb and test a hydrogen bomb so we're looking at a difference in messaging from then tonight and when it comes to trust i've asked of the south korean government on several occasions and they say look we have to take steps forward we have to learn to trust one another even a little bit otherwise we get nowhere so that's their argument but when it comes to analysts they're kind of looking at this and wondering hang on a second have we heard this before what is kim jong in saying that we haven't seen on right now i think this this kind of caution and then there's this kind of optimism and people aren't quite sure which counts there in right now that was laura bicker speaking to me from seoul will certainly return to.
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"Pyongyang has broken nearly every promise it has made to the international community but as the little packages of aid and plastic bottles make their way north there are high expectations in the say that maybe this time finally piece might be on the horizon and that report was from our seoul correspondent laura bicker so what can tomorrow's summit achieve ib churn is a former lieutenant general in the south korean army the fact that we're having this summit in the first place in itself has great meaning and that we've come from a crisis situation to a more hopeful situation but i think right now korean people and most of the world have great expectations i'm just concerned that we might not see the kind of results that we are hoping to see and in terms of the real shift in south korea from policies being conducted that took a very hard line approach to north korea to the sunshine policy that we see from moon jae in how prevalent is that in south korean politics i mean is this a president who has complete backing he enjoys a sixty percent or more support rate according to the polls right now and i think this summit he's kept his principals linda north koreans conducted provocations he has met these provocations with hard measures on the south korean side and when they offered peace we had the courage to extend our hand as well so i think president moon has been so far been very consistent in his dealings with the north koreans let's talk about your concerns what are the sorts of things that might scupper the expectations that you a clear about people having well for the north and south summit icy no actual concerns here because there's been some much discussion between the north and south and both sides see it in.
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"Hope is that the summit could provide a breakthrough after years of tension over the north's advance advanced nuclear and missile technology i'd perhaps lay the groundwork for that other summit between president trump and kim jong un ahead of tomorrow's meeting our seoul correspondent laura bicker sent this report huddled amidst a sea of rocks on the south korean shore a group of mostly north koreans funnel rice into plastic bottles donahue cool let's for the only one shots don't forget the usb sticks cries another on that stick is a speech they want them to hear no regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally then the cruel dictatorship in north korea it's donald trump's state of the union address most in this group agreed with the us presidents tough handling of north korea and as defectors the hope to encourage more to leave or even to rise up against the regime the bottles contained three panes of rice that could cause some months wages in parts of the north there's also antibiotic ointment a tablet to kill patterson worms one pharmacist he didn't want to give me her name have this explanation carnets million union was in north korea i heard the u n provided medicine to the people however north korea's a top down system so the people at the bottom don't get anything but these bottles will actually help the people at the bottom because they will crab it right off the shore and that's why i decided to take part oxide grip pray for the bottles safe passage while waiting for the currents to be just right twice a month tight fluids north at speed and then the throwing begins.
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"Evacuating tens of thousands of people from duma so it's most likely that the vast number of civilians would remain lena sin jam let's move away from syria now north korea has told the us that is willing to talk about getting rid of its nuclear weapons when its leader kim jong un meets president trump it's the first time that's north korea has made such a promise through direct contact with the americans on correspondent in south korea laura bicker joins us now and laura what we know about these contacts between the us and north korea well we understand from a us official that there have been numerous contacts between intelligence officials in north korea and those in the united states navy's direct contacts between the two countries previously if kind of in using the south koreans and other contacts that they have in the region but it looks like these two who would exchanging insults remember last year are now in direct contact with one another the problem that we have is what they're actually talking about and this is this word denuclearization so the us official said that kindred north korea was willing to talk about denuclearization but that can mean very different things to both countries to boost the us and north korea the americans want no nuclear weapons at all in the hands of the north koreans the north though still has fairs that it may be attacked if he gets rid of them well what north korea has repeatedly been calling for is withdrawal of us troops from the korean peninsula member there are tens of thousands of them here and in japan they want to guarantee as the us wouldn't use its nuclear weapons or any weapons to defend south korea and japan is are the allies here and that's something that passes administrations in the us have have said look we're just not going to we're not going to agree to that so right from the offset despite the fact that is as communication between the two there seems to be a miscommunication or perhaps even misunderstanding when it comes to that word denuclearization i think if both sides are that that's not exactly how other interpreted than it might be fine with the two countries come to face to.
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"Cash to families in some teachers are quoted as saying this might not come out in the data for example on free school meals but that is their experience on the front page of the paper a picture of the newest member of labour's nec eddie is older defending pink berry he said yesterday that labor must stamp out completely the stain of antisemitism the times made a lot of the running on this story in recent days has a headline labor loses seventeen thousand member amid semitism anger times understand that internal membership figures show the parties lost about three percent of its paying supporters since the start of last year the time is now ten pulse six the north korean leader kim jong un has watched south korean pop stars perform in pyongyang in the first concert of its kind there for ten years laura bicker is also correspondent why is this being seen a significant laura well first of all the idea of some of these capable axe performing in the middle of pyongyang took everyone by surprise one of the michelle is code red velvet at the do routine with very short skirts which is rather than shea and so we were wondering how they would go down with the crowds in pyongyang and it turns out that kim jong in actually said to reporters he he said i knew you were all wondering if i was going to come and watch red velvet and here i am and he described the music as a gift to pyongyang so when it comes to this concert the whole idea of the south korean policy is that you pave away of kind of interkorean joists cultural and sporting events and that way the.
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"The me too movement which has helped highlight sexual harassment and abuse across the world has swept through south korea with surprising speed is toppled male celebrities poet a film director and one of the country's most prominent politicians in a country that usually brushes off allegations of sexual misconduct south korea largely remains a deeply conservative society it's also the largest gender pay gap among developed countries and yet hundreds of women are finding the courage to come forward and tell their stories our correspondent in seoul laura bicker has been speaking to those who took up the fight and asking whether this change could lost some girl power we group young women in south korea are fighting three new future at this jujitsu class the encourage one another to learn and be ready for the battles ahead the msci movement has taken hold in this socially conservative country and these university students are hoping to see changes in this male dominated society i spoke to he wants in his studying law is it difficult for women in korea to speak out more difficult who have only been in korea 'cause there's like a traditional criteria that woman has to be quiet and you know like nice and kind and stuff but nowadays a change it but i think you need to change more the metoo press conference in seoul protesters' rip through a poster littered with threesies blaming the victims of abuse these shows solidarity or giving more women the confidence and the courage to come forward with their stories many fear losing their jobs and public humiliation if the complaint but there's a pioneer who led the we come from the taunted removed it away lee complained about a boss at samsung electromechanics harassed her for years she wasn't believed she was made an outcast and given new work but she eventually won her case helps others to sound parameters i'm very happy when people who come to get advice for me tell me that i'm their role model then i think it was really worth fighting for it took four long years of not giving up to beat the corporate giant cell in the beginning i said the bigger fight the bigger the reward that's a motor i apply to all different aspects of life but in truth the lawsuit was a very lonely and difficult process however after going through the hardship and when it.
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"Continuing team coverage of hurricane erma and officials says the storm has destroyed 95 percent of the french part of st martin and bar buddhist prime minister reports absolute devastation there sara jane ss writing out the storm in the dark on st thomas there is already a great deal damage their already that will be without power for up to we are it's a similar situation in puerto rico the bbc's laura bicker is in san juan the pera is i people have been quoted they indoors on theme faith several evacuation centers have been seth opted hager age 16 bathing peopling hayes they need tape the governor has already called the federal national guard help in the aftermath all they start evacuations had been ordered in the florida keys and parts of broward collier in miami dade counties florida governor rick scott remember hurricane andrew is one of the worst storms in history florida this is much worse and more devastating orange current path pam coulter cbs news meteorologist kirk mellish is tracking this massive hurricane from the wsb stormcenter erma to start hitting south florida late friday with the official forecast taking a category four or five stormcenter in the southeast florida sunday tropicalstorm force wind gusts possible in saw that he's georgia by sunday night the threat to the georgia south carolina in north carolina coast is serious spied monday and tuesday with side effects for atlanta to see more read my blog at wsbradiocom bullimore armor coming.