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American Paul Whelan convicted of espionage in Russia and sentenced to 16 years in prison
"Morning today a court in Moscow sentenced Paul Whelan to sixteen years in prison Whelan is a former US marine was arrested a year and a half ago Russia accused him of espionage although his family thinks he is a hostage Whelan's lawyer says her client has been told he will be part of a prisoner swap for a Russian national held in the U. S. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the FSB Russia's federal security service arrested Paul Wieland in a Moscow hotel in late December twenty eighteen the FSB accuses the fifty year old receiving state secrets on a flash drive that's almost all we know about Williams case since it's classified as top secret and the trial is taking place behind closed doors for Willans family months of waiting are finally over I'm thrilled at the trials commitment that's David Wieland Paul's twin brother who lives in Canada he believes the conclusion of the trial will lead to his brother's release I think Paul is being held hostage until they can somehow extort either people or property back from the United States Wheelan who served in Iraq was the head of security for a U. S. auto parts manufacturer he frequently visited Russia as a tourist and says he was in Moscow for a friend's wedding when he was arrested he spent more than a year in pre trial detention his brother David says the only link to the family was a single phone call and letters that took months to arrive Paul Williams time in jail has also been complicated by health problems they wouldn't even let him speak to an English speaking doctor because they thought that the English speaking doctor would also be a spy and might to exchange information with ball which is why he didn't get medical care until his hernia finally strangulated and he added urgency will instantly maintains he was entrapped it's a classic case of cold blooded provocation that's all the Karlova a member of wheeling's defense team she says the government's case is flimsy I can't accepting you end the insinuation circumstantial Trea CSA rambling conjecture you cannot describes offense to any person basing on such kind of evidence you obliged to prove every statement in his indictment the secrecy of the case I mean she can't go into any detail that's also frustrated US ambassador John Sullivan who made a video statement during the trial there's been talk of evidence allusion to evidence and evil allusions to discussion of evidence where is the evidence itself hearings are taking place behind closed doors in secrecy Solomon complained American diplomats have had limited access to wheeling even this small piece of humanity is denied him even our attempt to deliver masks gloves and sanitizer items to protect him from covert nineteen was
Russia's Putin Declares State Of Emergency After Fuel Spill In Arctic
"Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in a remote Arctic. Region of Russia in that region, twenty thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river two weeks ago. Here's NPR's Lucian Kim. The accident took place at a power plant and no risk, an industrial city north of the. Arctic circle almost. Two thousand miles from Moscow, or than six hundred workers are now collecting the mixture of oil and Water Natalia Karma Nov.. Local environmentalists says it could take decades for the delicate Arctic ecosystem to recover the Snow Shania. She told the Redux Youtube. Channel that toxins could enter the food chain, affecting not only aquatic life, but also the reindeer population. Four employees of the power plant have been arrested on charges of violating environmental regulations Bucci Saddam. Thursday a spokesman for Russia's investigative committee sit on state TV that neural six mayor was being charged with negligence. The accident has been compared to the nineteen eighty nine Exxon Valdez spill. The one big difference is that the diesel fuel has not reached the open sea Sergei cheng-kuo is a chief operating officer of neural SC Nickel which owns the fuel tank. He blames global warming Thawing Permafrost Denise it I'm syndrome. Magic Captain Sandwiches Right, and obviously it's actually go back on the ground in a call with investors. This week he promised the company would start monitoring the permafrost below its facilities I am repeating again the going through February monitoring. For now. Norilsk Nickel is focused on the cleanup. It estimates the cost at one hundred fifty million dollars Lucian. Kim Npr News Moscow.
Putin Criticizes Democrats for Impeaching Trump
"Trump's getting a vote of support from the president of Russia the country US intelligence agencies accused of interfering in the two thousand sixteen presidential residential election and continuing to pose a threat to the US democratic process President Vladimir Putin calls the Charges Against Trump far fetched and predicts the US leader will be cleared in a Senate trial trial. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow. Putin is also warning that new sanctions congress passed this week will further strain U S Russian relations President Putin who spoke at his annual press conference which lasted four and a half hours. Is here deeply Ready we're Democrats are still fighting. The twenty sixteen collection results after feeling approve collusion with Russia the dreamt up trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine Putin said Russia and the US have common interests and global security. The one remaining arms control treaties called new start which expires in a little more than a year
September 11 terror attacks remembered 18 years later
"Events are underway in New York City at the Pentagon and near Shanksville Pennsylvania Nia on this eighteen th anniversary of the September eleven terror attacks president trump spoke at the Pentagon this morning. NPR's Greg Murray reports on on a warm sunny morning. President Trump honored the nearly three thousand people who lost their lives in the Al Qaeda tax eighteen years ago he also cited developments in Afghanistan a stand including a Taliban bombing last week in the capital Kabul. We had peace talks scheduled a few days ago. I call them off when I learned that they had killed a great American soldier from Puerto Rico and eleven other innocent people. The president said the US is now hitting back Jack the last four days. We have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before. Trump did not discuss his longer term plans for Afghanistan Greg Mary. NPR News Washington General Motors announcing a major recall Michigan Radio Steve Carmody reports sports. The automaker says millions of pickup trucks and SUV's could have a problem with their breaks. GM says a pump and the power assist breaks can put out less vacuum back in power the needed increasing stopping distance and the risk of a crash. GM says the problems occur rarely in mostly at low speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in has been investigating the brake problems last year the recall covers more than three point four million vehicles including Chevrolet Silverados GMC Sierras Cadillac escalades leads GMC yukons Chevy suburbans Tahoes between the two thousand fourteen and twenty eighteen model years for NPR news. I'm Steve Carmody. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing more resistance today. Scotland's highest court says his suspension of parliament is illegal ruling. It was motivated by the improper the purpose of stymying parliamentary debate over brexit the panel is not ordering Johnson to reopen the legislature but some Scottish legislators including Joanna Cherry are now for every moment parliament remains paroled the British government are breaking the law so we as politicians are calling for parliament to be recalled. The case goes to Britain's Supreme Court for full hearing next week. The Arab League is condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to annex a large swath of the occupied West Bank if he wins reelection next week. Israel captured the West Bank in the nineteen sixty seven war Palestinians want it as part of a future state Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo say the move would undermine any chance of peace between Israel and the Palestinians Saudi Arabia calls it a dangerous escalation this is NPR North Korea says Kim Jong UN has supervised the test of a new weapon systems. Pyongyang state news agency calls it a super large multiple rocket bucket launcher. The statement comes a day after South Korea said Pyongyang had fired two projectiles into the sea the Kremlin says the US is pursuing suing destructive policies after the trump administration sanctioned to Russian law enforcement officials as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the the State Department says the two officers were involved in a crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia two years ago Russia's Supreme Court designated Jehovah's Witnesses as as an extremist organization leading to a series of arrests raids and interrogations across the country dozens of Jehovah's Witnesses are awaiting trial on criminal the challenges and in February one church member. A Danish citizen was handed a six year prison term. Amnesty International has designated jailed Jehovah's Witnesses as prisoners seniors of conscience on Tuesday State Department banned to Russian investigators from entering the US saying the torture Jehovah's Witnesses during interogations President Vladimir Putin's spokesman called the sanctions absolutely unacceptable and said that Russia will respond appropriately Lucian Kim NPR News Moscow China says its exempting some US industrial chemicals from the tariff hikes it imposed in response to president trump's tariff increases creases on Chinese imports but Beijing says it'll maintain penalties on soybeans and other major U._S. exports. This is N._P._R.
Russia tells Tinder to share messages and pictures with its spy agencies
"The Russian government, which the US accuses of staging a major cyber operation to undermine the US political system is looking to tighten its own grip on the internet NPR's, Lucian Kim reports Moscow wants a dating app Tinder to be prepared to disclose users personal data to Russia's security agencies. The Russian government's internet monitoring agency says it's including tender amongst services that must store user data locally and archive, six months worth of messages. In case Russian law enforcement wants to read them the social network linked in has already been blocked in Russia for failing to comply with legislation. The Russian government is building, what it calls a sovereign internet that will work conham Asli of the World Wide Web presence were quick to poke fun at their government's interest in tender when joke circulating on social media starts with a question. Did you meet on tender no-go, the punchline? We met in
President, Ukraine And Lucian Kim discussed on Anthony Valadez
"It's not official yet. But exit polls show Ukrainians appear to have elected a new president a TV comedian with no political experience and the incumbent is accepting defeat. If here's Lucian Kim has more listen, our after the polls closed Ukrainian president petro partial has conceded defeat exit polls show his challenger Volodymir Zielinski winning a landslide with more than seventy percent of the vote Zilinskiene a comedian. With no previous political experience unless you count his hit TV show in which he plays a high school teacher who by twist of fate became Ukraine's president so linski has won because of frustration among Ukrainians with the status quo Zilenski is most pressing tasks will be trying to end five year conflict with Russia in eastern Ukraine as well as rebooting a reform program, including the fight against corruption and raising living
Polls open in Ukraine's presidential election
"On Sunday Ukrainians, you'll get a chance to fix that. When they vote in a presidential election and his NPR's Lucian, Kim fines anybody's guess who will win Ukraine's president petro. Parsh- Anco has a problem after five years in office, his popularity is in the cellar. That's because a low level war against Russian-backed fighters continues in eastern Ukraine, while his promises of your Radicati corruption and poverty remained largely unfulfilled. Although it's unlikely any of the thirty nine presidential candidates will win more than fifty percent in Sunday's election. It's not at all certain that partial will even make it to a run-off between the top two vote getters the president's campaign manager or Freenet puts on a brave face Bush on you book. No. Says internal polling shows the incumbent will comfortably get to the second round says a corruption scandal rocking portion goes inner circle is a distraction intended to divert attention from the president's progress in cleaning up the government. One of Pershing coz main challengers is a familiar face in Ukrainian, politics, Yulia Timoshenko, a fiery politician who has now given up her trademark braid for trendy glasses. Just a few steps from the president's office in central Kiev stance. Alexander, dude, Nick. Retired
Lucian Kim, Afghan War Museum And Afghanistan discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"Russia. Mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Soviet army's withdrawal from Afghanistan yesterday nine year war drained, the Soviet Union, and for shadowed the collapse of its communist system, just two years after the pullout NPR's Lucian Kim reports on how Russian veterans remember the war Moscow's, Afghan war museum is located on the ground floor of an apartment building on the outskirts of the city. When I close the metal door behind me eager year in the director comes out to meet me. The museum is just a couple of halls filled with artifacts from the war that started with the Soviet invasion in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine though the girthy Felicity, Niagara, the points to maps photographs medals a pair of combat some boombox and a Kalashnikov assault rifle the urine worked in a Moscow car plant before he was drafted at age twenty in Afghanistan. He served two years as an infantry platoon sergeant. Russell first of all we were following orders. And Secondly, the motherland centers we wouldn't have gone on her own you're young. But we understood that we were fighting for our country urine turns on his phone to show me a slide show of black and white photos accompanied by a song about Kunduz Afghan city where he was face.
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"From NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will suspend its participation in a landmark arms control treaty one day after the Trump administration announced its suspension. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the nineteen eighty-seven intermediate range nuclear forces treaty is now set to expire in six months. President Putin met with his foreign and defense ministers in the Kremlin to discuss the US withdrawal from a treaty that symbolized the end of the Cold War. Putin said Russia's response would be reciprocal if the US suspends its participation in the treaty and starts developing new weapons so would Russia conscious at the Soviet Union ran out of money during the Cold War arms race. Putin said Russia would stay within its current defense budget. He also said the door to arms control talks remains open. If the US is ready to treat Russia as an equal partner. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow in Venezuela. The campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro to step down is going back to the streets. Today opposition supporters are preparing nationwide. Protests to keep up the pressure on Madero after the Trump administration recognize one Guido as interim president last week. Also today, an active air force general has defected and says in a video posted on Twitter that he now supports quavo. The military's high. Command is calling him a traitor in Virginia. Richmond city council member Kim gray is among those coming to terms with the photo in Virginia. Governor Ralph a medical school yearbook. That depicts a man in black face standing next to another in a Ku Klux Klan hood Ralph northern.
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"Should be able to address the American people. Whether he does that from the halls of congress or whether he does that in another location. The president will talk to the American people on January twenty nine the Senate is set to vote Thursday on two competing bills that would reopen the government but both are expected to fail. Tamra? Keith NPR news. Meanwhile, workers who are among the hundreds of thousands affected in the shutdown staged protests a short time ago at the US capitol. Chanting. No more food banks crowd display. The average being felt across this country some eight hundred thousand workers affected nationwide, plus their families and many hitting crisis mode as they face the prospect of a second missed paycheck. Russia's says there's still a chance to save a landmark arms control treaty, but that it's depends entirely on the United States. NPR's? Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Trump administration has threatened to start withdrawing from the treaty next month. If Russia does not come into compliance with it intermediate range nuclear forces or IMF treaty was signed in nineteen eighty seven and marked the elimination of a whole class of weapons. The US has since faulted a new Russian missile for violating the IMF treaty, and is now preparing to exit the Russian defense ministry says that's just a pretext and on Wednesday in an attempt at transparency a top Russian general publicly showed the launch tubes of the new missile Russian deputy, foreign minister, Sergei rep cough said Moscow would not cave in to what you called American ultimatums, but was still ready to preserve the treaty. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow at last check on Wall Street. The Dow was up twenty six points SMP was off nine NASDAQ down forty-one. Points. This is NPR support for NPR comes from the corporation for public broadcasting and the estate of Joan Kroc whose bequest serves as an enduring investment in the future of.
"lucian kim" Discussed on KCRW
"Than twelve thousand homes and businesses are without power at this point yesterday. A subcontractor working on a power line was crushed by a falling tree travel disruptions expected airline monitoring site flight aware reports roughly two hundred eighty flights canceled as of this morning. Facebook and Twitter are coming under increasing pressure in Russia as the Kremlin titans control over social media. NPR's? Lucian Kim reports the two are accused of potentially violating data storage rules Russian law states that the personal data Russian citizens must be stored locally in Russia. The Russian government's internet watchdog says it starting administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for failing to show they're in compliance with the law. It's possible. The two companies will get off with a symbolic fine. But in two thousand sixteen the social network linked in was blocked by Russia thirties for noncompliance after years of ignoring the internet. The Russian government has been taking a harder line against social networks in an effort to build what's being called Russia's'sovereign internet. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. Senator Kamala Harris of California says she's running for president. She made it official on ABC's. Good Morning, America. Harasses the. Third sitting democratic Senator to announce after Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten gillibrand this is NPR and from KCRW, I'm Cheri Glazer way. State and local headlines today America is observing Martin Luther King junior day and remembering the words deeds and achievements of the late. Civil rights leader king is usually associated with the struggle for civil rights in the south. But he often brought its message to southern California as well as KCRW. Saul Gonzales reports starting in nineteen fifty-six king made several trips to Los Angeles speaking at colleges, and universities, churches, and synagogues and such landmarks as the sports arena in the Coliseum when he was in southern California king would remind audiences that although they were far from such civil rights battlefields as Little Rock in Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma. They too were part of the struggle for a more equal and just America. Here's king addressing an outdoor rally at UCLA nineteen sixty five..
Young Russian Musicians Struggle Under Government Scrutiny
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast back in the days of the Soviet Union. The government tried to control everything from the way. Young people dressed to the kind of music. They listen to well now generation is coming of age that was born after the collapse of the communist system. Young Russians are rebelling against the rules and regulations of the Putin regime through rap music. Here's NPR's Lucian Kim from Moscow at the end of November Dmitri Kuznetsov a twenty five year old rapper known as husky made headlines when thirty stopped him from performing the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. Husky jumped onto a parked car outside the club and started rapping with fans before being hauled off by policemen. It has latest track poem about the motherland. He raps about the hardships in his gritty hometown eastern Siberia. The book. With McCain skis arrests set up a wave of protests by Russian musicians, but also sparked even more concert bands across the country. The 'electronic music duo ice peak who jokingly call their work audiovisual terror or detained by police at the Novosibirsk train station causing them to miss a scheduled gig their troubles began after they posted a macabre video on YouTube called death. No more. Gutty than me. Yes. Martha sad. I see video lead singer and a C Chris Lynn described setting herself on fire in front of the Russian government building. And things that are blood is pure than the purest drugs on us Puccio obsessionally could heap. It's a descriptive video. We're not revealing anything new in it. We're just saying out loud, the things that people would like to say, but they're afraid to describe the state of mind of a person of our generation who really has nothing to look forward to and can't expect any changes Christly and our partner nNcholas Kristof are both in their mid twenties. Coastal says that young people who may not have cared about politics before are now paying attention because their music is being targeted and what connects young people everywhere he says is the internet systems, Moses due to them. Slow shoots, everyone watches YouTube. Listen to the same American rappers and follows the same TV show that we have a lot in. Common with people our age around the world, I'm more like some guy my age in Mexico than my neighbor, who's two generations older Costello might as well be. Speaking about President Putin who sixty six years old the uproar over the band concerts was so loud, it even reached Putin's attention during a meeting with cultural figures mope approaches than than to get the said rap Brisson three pillars sex, drugs and protests. He said simply banning concerts would be counterproductive, but added that the government's job is to lead and guide youth culture. It wasn't long before a video appeared on YouTube sampling Putin's words into a wrap of zone. Yes. Six. Six. Gil in a meal. Ch- Inca says young people in Russia's large cities are already culturally oriented toward western Europe and follow global trends. When you call my three two. Melting because his communication between the government and young people is broken down because they live in two parallel worlds. She says the authorities are still molded by the Soviet impulse to regulate but that their attempts are bound to fail since Russia's youth cultures diverse and very hard to control Nikolai custody of the group ice peak can confirm that moving his throat on the some dude of discipline says even though half the concerts were canceled on their last tour. They returned home with new inspiration their fans, he says really want to make a change for the better in Russia. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. That. With on the McGill. The.
Russia detains US citizen on suspicion of spying
"Washington Russian. Authorities say they have arrested a US citizen in Moscow under suspicion of espionage. NPR's? Lucian Kim has more the FSB Russia's federal security service says it arrested an American named Paul Whalen on Friday while he was engaged in spine. In a short statement. The FSBA said it had opened a criminal investigation against wheel. And for espionage, the US embassy in Moscow had no immediate comment a conviction for espionage carries a sentence of up to twenty years in Russia. The Russian government has fiercely criticised the arrest in the US of Russian citizen Maria Bhutan, July this month. She pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiring to act as a Russian agent as part of a deal with you. As prosecutors Lucian Kim. NPR
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"For NPR news. Theory Ellen Bolton vermillion, South Dakota. The Dow soared more than a thousand points on Wednesday in the single biggest point gain in history, all of the major indices closed around five percent higher by the end of the day comes on the heels of a major slump, and it's what analysts are calling a remarkable comeback. They're crediting in part to reports of a strong holiday shopping season. Asian shares saw dramatic surge following the Wall Street rally, the Nikkei rose three point eight percent and stocks in China and Hong Kong climbed as well. You're listening to NPR news. A month of martial law has ended in Ukraine after Russia's seized three Ukrainian vessels and their crews. But NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Ukraine's president says the danger of Russian aggression remains Ukrainian president petro partial met with his national Security Council on Wednesday Zana's, which Houdini partial said martial law would be lifted all ten affected provinces, despite a high threat level presidential elections still take place as scheduled in March. Called for martial law after Ukrainian naval boats clashed with Russian border guards of the coast of Crimea, which Russia annexed in twenty fourteen in Moscow spokesman for the foreign ministry said Russia's counting on western countries. Restrain Ukraine from undertaking. What she called further provocations against Russian forces in the region. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. Israeli medias reporting that Israeli officials have confirmed their warplanes struck weapons depots in Syria used by Hezbollah militants and Iranian forces early Wednesday, Syria said three soldiers were wounded, and that it shot down most of these rarely bombs before they reached their target. Israel defense. Forces tweeted that it had prevented the establishment of Iranian military capabilities in Syria. A New Jersey school district says it's wrestling team will no longer compete in matches officiated by referee. Alain Maloney Maloney, forced a high school wrestler to cut his hair last week in order to compete. The incident was caught on tape and caused an uproar. The wrestler who was black had a head cover on and Maloney, who is white said that wouldn't do Maloney has been suspended..
Ukraine's leader announces end of 30-day martial law
"Of the coast of Crimea, which Russia annexed in twenty fourteen in Moscow spokesman for the foreign ministry said Russia's counting on western countries. Restrain Ukraine from undertaking. What she called further provocations against Russian forces in the region. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. Israeli medias reporting that Israeli officials have confirmed their warplanes struck weapons depots in Syria used by Hezbollah militants and Iranian forces early Wednesday, Syria said three soldiers were wounded, and that it shot down most of these rarely bombs before they reached their target. Israel defense. Forces tweeted that it had prevented the establishment of Iranian military capabilities in Syria. A New Jersey school district says it's wrestling team will no longer compete in matches officiated by referee.
New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity
"The head of the new Ukrainian Orthodox church is calling on his countrymen to unite and pray for peace. It was his first liturgy under a new charter bishops approved just yesterday. Splitting from the Russian Orthodox church after hundreds of years. NPR's? Lucian Kim says the split is Ukraine's latest effort to step away from Moscow clergy matinee Ukrainian capital Kiev on Saturday to elect a new leader for a unified Ukrainian Orthodox church. Ukrainian, president petro per Schenk, attended the council in Kiev's eleventh century cathedral, calling Crain's new church a church without Putin. The orthodox church based in Moscow has been the dominant religion in. Ukraine since the seventeenth century. The Russian Orthodox church considers the new Ukrainian church illegitimate. Russia's official government newspaper is calling it a church of war. But the US embassy in Kiev has congratulated Ukrainians
Lyudmila Alexeyeva, ‘Grandmother’ of Russia’s Human Rights Movement, Dies at 91
"Joseph Stalin and later joined the dissident movement typing up and distributing forbidden texts and co founding Russia's oldest human rights group. She was threatened with the rest and finally ended up emigrating to the US or she wrote about the dissident movement and became an American citizen after the fall of the Soviet Union Alekseeva returned to Russia to continue her human rights work Russian President, Vladimir Putin often the. Target of criticism personally visited her with a bottle of champagne on her ninetieth birthday and honored her with a government award last year. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. This is NPR support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, working to build a culture of health that ensures everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing. More at our W J, F dot ORG. December
Tensions rise as Russia fires on Ukrainan vessels, wounding 2
"As NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Ukrainian navy says Russia fired on its vessels off the coast of Crimea, which Russian forces occupied and seized in two thousand fourteen since Russia annexed Crimea ships travelling to Ukrainian ports on the sea of Azov have had to travel through a narrow bottleneck the Kerch strait controlled by Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin opened an eleven mile long bridge across the strait this year. On Sunday through cranium naval vessels tried to pass underneath the bridge, but were stopped by the Russian coastguard. Moscow says Ukraine is trying to provoke new hostilities while Kiev says it's continuing to be a target of Russian aggression. Target of Russian aggression. Ukraine is calling for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council to address Russia's blockage of the Kerch strait. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. President Trump will be back out on the campaign trail
Russian Police General Poised To Become Next President Of Interpol
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything the international police organization INTERPOL has been without a chief since October. That's when its president a Chinese law enforcement official was first reported missing. He then resigned as he came under investigation by China's anti corruption authority now his likely replacement is a Russian police general as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow his name is Alexander Procup took a general in the Russian police force who already serves his Interpol's vice president for Europe some of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics oppose his candidacy as Interpol's President Bill Browder says Putin Woody festively gained control of INTERPOL to put his Representative in charge of the most important international crime fighting organization. Is like putting the mafia in charge Browner used to be a successful fund manager in Russia, but became a Kremlin critic after the death of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison broader pushed the US congress to pass the Magnitsky act which sanctions human rights offenders and corrupt officials Russian. Authorities have since tried repeatedly to get Browder arrested by INTERPOL on Tuesday. Browder held a press conference in London with another Putin opponent. Exiled oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, year, shitty or suppose store. Euroco ski centers Interpol's new chief Prokop shook would follow orders from the Kremlin. But the job of INTERPOL president is to a large extent symbolic day-to-day executive functions. Are carried out by the secretary general who is currently German get David Clarke, a former adviser to Britain's foreign office says Procup chokes election would still be significant. He's there is symbolically important. And it also changed the dynamic of the way the organization was. On Monday for you senators urge the Trump administration to oppose Procup tricks candidacy. Ninety other Weber. Putin spokesman Dmitry peskov told reporters, the senators action was proof that Washington was trying to interfere in the INTERPOL election. Procup took has only one competitor in her pulse. Senior vice president from South Korea the organizations one hundred ninety four member nations will elect their next president tomorrow. Lucienne Kim NPR news Moscow.
A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything this year. Lot is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of its founding as an independent country, even though for half that time it was as an unwilling member of the Soviet Union now to strengthen its national identity. Lot government has decided to cut down on the use of the Russian language in schools, but that is causing an outcry from some Russian speaking residents. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from the Latvian capital Riga. In Riga's historic old town, you can hear a cacophony of languages as foreign tourists pack, the cobblestone streets. If you over here locals, there's likely to be speaking Russian as they are Latvian. That's one reason. Let us government has passed a law that starting next year will limit Russian has a language of instruction in the country, schools out constitution stays the state languages Latvian. Whereas at home, you can speak your mother tongue freely. Non Jackson whatsoever. Ricard's Kohl's is a lawmaker from the nationalist party that pushed for the law Latvia's, a tiny nation of less than two million people and many Latvians feel the need to protect themselves from cultural and political assimilation by their giant neighbour. Russia, basically, we are nation state. So we're founded on the basis of language tradition and culture, we Hainault independence in very troubled times. But about a quarter of Latvia's population. Don't share those traditions their ethnic Russians, many of whom moved here during Soviet times to find out what ordinary citizens think. I leave the quaint steeples of the old town and head for Riga's central station. Whose money these jump on a commuter train going to the edge of the city. Monta neighborhood was built during Soviet times row after row of concrete, apartment blocks. You're I run into Eric Garner's a driver who's out for a walk with his wife. He thinks the law is really about October's parliamentary election chew step only sokaia. Needs to use it when you're pure politics. If there weren't such bands like the language law. There would be a lot fewer problems in our society, Dr snicks ethnic Latvian, but says he feels more comfortable speaking Russian. He says language isn't an issue in daily life, Dr snicks laughs when I mentioned that opponents of the law are accused of being puppets of the Russian president. Dr Nick says he's never considered himself when of lady Amir, Putin's helpers, but Russia's annexation of Crimea for years ago is still on the minds of many Latvians putting justified his military intervention in Ukraine by claiming to defend the rights of Russian-speakers there. Elisabetta christova says a similar scenario could happen in Latvia. If our addition will increase ethnic tension, then online point it would be possible christova as an ethnic Russian activist who is suing the Latvian government over the language law to Latvian security services suspect, her of working for the Kremlin. She says she's acting on her own convictions. I hopefully, they'll find a good way in our state without violence and his out needs to us help to any foreign country, Latvia sovereignty is supported by its membership in NATO and the European Union Carlos shut door skips. The education minister says the new law is intended to defuse ethnic tension. If we are not. Learning together, we are not able normally to live together. And therefore, this is just the breaking ice between two communities in Latvia. He says the new law will help integrate Russian-speakers into Latvian society, Lucian, Kim and PR news Riga, Latvia. If you like this podcast discover the rest of the NPR portfolio at NPR dot org slash podcasts. And learn more about eight of the country's top twenty podcasts according
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"I'm Dwayne Brown. President Vladimir Putin says Russia. Will maintain good relations with Saudi Arabia while an investigation into the fate of journalists. Jamal kashogi continues in PR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Putin has worked hard to develop ties with the Saudi Royal family, speaking at a gathering or foreign experts, President Putin said the US bear some responsibility for Jesus appearance because he was a US resident. Much. It couldn't ask why Russia should spoil relations with Saudi Arabia. When it's not exactly clear what happened to kashogi during the Cold War Moscow had no diplomatic ties. But over the past year, Putin has received both Saudi King Solomon and the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman in the Kremlin. Russia's interested in selling advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia as well as coordinating. Crude oil production to influence prices earlier this week a high ranking Russian delegation travelled to read right before a visit by secretary of state, Mike Pompeo Lucian, Kim NPR news Moscow, the threat of flooding in central Texas remains high as more rain is expected to fall on the already saturated area. The bodies of two people were found this week. After residents were forced to flee their homes and others had to be rescued recent tropical systems and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico are contributing to large amount of rain, Texas has seen from Austin down to San Antonio that Ben whose voice with the national weather service. Says some of the flooded areas. Could get more rain, we might get a little bit of break after after this maybe a day or so, but we were really just staying in this wet pattern for the next several days. So again, just everybody just needs to stay aware and stay alert, emergency managers, and lent. Laino county just northwest of Austin say they welcome the brief break in the rain today. But say it's not yet safe for people to return home. This is NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm David first mayor de Blasios downplaying the confusion and concern caused by a letter his democracy and y c initiative sent out thousands of voters across the city this week. The letter said voters had been marked inactive, and that they might have to vote with affidavits on November sixth, but many active voters also got a letter and thought it was a scam to suppress their votes. Some but very few. Were inaccurate look any database. Has the choice of being imperfect apparently that was a database. We got from the board of elections. But the goal was the right goal. The city and state board of elections say they have no record that they gave that list to the mayor's office or to the data company that compiled the inactive voter list for the Email democratic state senators in New York are in the minority in that chamber and usually spent much less on election campaigns than do their Republican rivals, but this year Karen to wit reports. The Democrats are getting some outside help. Governor Cuomo is spending two million dollars on ads that the governor says are aimed at flipping the Senate to the Democrats political action committees or PACS are also benefiting Democrats, including the New York state United teacher's union pack, fighting for our future it spent nearly one and a half million dollars. I'm mailings and ads against several incumbent. Republicans meanwhile, packs affiliated with charter schools, which have given money to the state GOP Senate candidates in the past along with a pack funded by the major real estate companies are largely sitting out the election. Michael so far. A New Jersey transit project that is reducing trains into Penn station has been slowed by years of agency mismanagement that is according to Bloomberg reporter at least young she says, many passengers don't think the ten percent fare discount makes up for the inconvenience. Riders right now are enduring the side effects of having this project wreck that is locomotives have been taken out of service for retrofitting so service has been cut, and there's a lot more crowding on the trains. Young says delays to the installation of positive train control have caused the project to double to the cost of the projects. Doubled to three hundred twenty million dollars. New Jersey transit says it has picked up the pace of the work, and we'll meet at twenty eighteen federal deadline. Fifty degrees right now expecting clear skies the evening as we drop down to a low around forty two degrees. Support for NPR comes from member stations and from Amazon prime video with the Romanovs a new series from.
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"NPR news Russian president bladder Mariposa has called the former Russian spy who was poisoned in England. A traitor and a scumbag NPR's Lucian Kim reports British authorities are blaming Russian military intelligence for the poisoning, which the Kremlin strongly denies during a panel discussion in Moscow, President Putin was asked how the Kremlin would react to new US sanctions to protest the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei scruple in March. Originalist scruple was just a spy Putin said a traitor to the homeland and a scumbag, he added the espionage like prostitution is one of the world's most important professions. And nobody has been able to put an end to it yet. The script poison has led to a diplomatic rift between Russia and the west as well as tightening
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"Hake. Some three thousand people in Manhattan have old warrants for low level marijuana offenses can breathe easier right now. A judge approved the DA Sivan's has motion to dismiss those warrants. The decision won't expunge the records of people charged with marijuana related crimes that would require a change in state law. But van says his office is doing what it can. So for today. What I am the power to do is is vacate warrants for open cases and dismissed the underlying misdemeanor violations that is within my power to do is district. Attorney. And that is the step on taking today. The judge's decision comes amid a citywide reevaluation of marijuana policy Vance's office, stop prosecuting low level offenses last month and the NYPD has started issuing tickets for marijuana violations. Instead of making
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"Not that plus time traveling with the colombian rock legends at this european levels that's all coming up on that the usa i'm marina horsa stay with us nothing i guess live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst president trump is in helsinki where he meets with russian president vladimir putin in their first dedicated summit tomorrow trump says he'll raise the subject of russia's interference in the us election and as npr's lucian kim reports both leaders are holding expectations in check president trump and putin will meet one on one and then with advisers at the presidential palace which once served as czars helsinki residents when finland was part of the russian empire expectations for a breakthrough are low on both sides the for putin the mere fact of the summit is a success since he hasn't changed any of his policies and categorically denies involvement in the two thousand sixteen presidential election trump has said he would firmly ask the russian president about election interference but he's also said he hopes putin will become his friend other issues at the top of the agenda will be serious civil war russia's military intervention ukraine an arms control the kremlin says there won't be a final communicate but that the leaders will make statements at a joint press conference after their meeting lucian kim npr news helsinki several eu countries say they will take in some of the hundreds of migrants who are currently being held onto military ships in the mediterranean off the coast of sicily but the bbc's danny abra hard reports the prime minister of the czech republic says taking migrants in would lead down the road to hell andrey badesch like several other central european leaders believes any redistribution of migrants around the eu must be purely voluntary that position was endorsed last month at a european summit a retreat from earlier attempts to impose mandatory quotas for the eu also advocate solidarity and the new italian government's tough line on migrants arrivals regularly refusing permission to disembark rescued people seems to be getting some results germany has agreed to take fifty of the migrants and prime minister context says mortar and france have offered to do like finally he said italy starting to be heard the bbc's danny apr.
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"What's ten known delivered ted conferences around the world gift of the human imagination we've had to believe in impossible thing the true nature of reality beckons just beyond those talks those ideas for radio from npr i'm guy coming up i think everyone's been hated everybody always made fun of my name being gay was a sin he asked me what are you from everyone has been the hater why did he commit this series of hate crimes it was a license for me to be angry the question is who takes responsibility for stopping this episode why we hate first this news live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst president trump is in helsinki where he meets tomorrow with russian president vladimir putin in their first dedicated summit trump says he'll raise the subject of russia's interference in the us election and is npr's lucian kim reports both leaders are holding expectations in check president trump and putin will meet one on one and then with advisers at the presidential palace which once served as czars helsinki residents when finland was part of the russian empire expectations for a breakthrough are low on both sides the for putin the mere fact of the summit is a success since he hasn't changed any of his policies and categorically denies involvement in two thousand sixteen presidential election trump has said he would firmly ask the russian president about election interference but he's also said he hopes putin will become his friend other issues at the top of the agenda will be serious civil war russia's military intervention in ukraine and arms control the kremlin says there won't be a final communique but that the leaders will make statements at a joint press conference after their meeting lucian kim npr news helsinki a deadly wildfire near yosemite national park in california has quadrupled in size jeremy siegel for member station k q e d reports the park is still open but visitors are being asked to avoid one of the entrances the ferguson fire.
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"To provide relevant documents president trump and russian president vladimir putin will meet for a summit in helsinki finland next month npr's lucian kim reports from moscow the meeting is a victory for putin who seeking to normalize relations following accusations of russian interference in us elections in synchronized press releases the white house and the kremlin said the two presidents will discuss bilateral relations and global security on july sixteenth the meeting will come after president trump attention annual nato summit in belgium and makes his first official visit to britain us national security adviser john bolton said moscow wednesday he doesn't expect concrete results but simply holding the summit should be viewed as an accomplishment russia's faced international isolation after annex crimea for years ago and evidence of russian interference in the twenty sixteen elections led the us to tighten sanctions even more from suggested a full fledged summit during a phone call with putin and march as a two leaders of so far met only twice on the sidelines of large international gatherings lucian kim npr news moscow on wall street stocks are up the dow up eighty three this is npr news european leaders are meeting in brussels today to address deep divisions over how to deal with the influx of migrants npr psoriasis are honey nelson reports from brussels several european leaders are threatening to take unilateral lateral action if the summit doesn't net a hard line on migration just how serious the disagreements are became clear as the leaders arrived at the summit hungarian prime minister viktor orban's referred to the largely muslim asylum seekers who come to the eu as an invasion even though no more than two a day cross into his country iran says hungary has already unilaterally sealed its borders malville will make a move reconstruction of european democracy and finally the people who really request but german chancellor angela merkel told reporters the fate of the eu depends on its members working together she and french president emmanuel macron or pushing the summer goers to find points they can agree on like better security at the borders in more control of asylum seekers psoriasis are heading alison npr news brussels wineries and vineyards around the world are moving their operations to cooler zones in an effort to beat the impacts of climate change they say they're also planting varieties that do better in the heat and shading their grapes with more leaf canopy in oregon zone with.
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"And am eight twenty npr news and the new york conversation live from npr news in culver city california i'm dwayne brown the kremlin is reacting to president trump suggestion that russia rejoined the g seven group of industrial nations saying other international bodies or more enticing npr's lucian kim reports from moscow russian president vladimir putin is currently in china just as the g seven leaders meet in canada kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov told reporters at russia's more focused on other international formats and the g seven president putin is a guest of chinese president xi jinping this weekend when the two plan to attend a regional summit with the leaders of india and central asian countries as president trump left washington for the g seven gathering friday morning he said russia should be let back into the club of developed economies the g seven became the g eight and nine hundred ninety seven when russia was given membership as an incentive to continue on the path of economic and political reform russia was kick kicked out of the group in two thousand fourteen when putin sent troops to occupy an annex ukrainian province of crimea at the same time the us and european union also imposed sanctions to punish russia for its behavior lucian kim npr news moscow the top american commander in afghanistan says a temporary ceasefire with the taliban and kabul next week doesn't include other terror groups army general john nicholson told reporters today the fight against isis will be stepped up during the week long ceasefire that coincides with the muslim holy month of ramadan these terrorist groups we can either fight them in afghanistan or we can fight them on our doorstep i would much rather fight them in afghanistan meanwhile defense secretary jim mattis says the ceasefire could put u s forces in a better position to go after other extremist groups including al qaeda the us has several thousand troops in afghanistan some performing noncombat duties and others finding out qaeda an isis affiliated groups on wall street stocks finished higher today the dow rose seventy five points this is npr news and you're listening to wnyc.
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"Iran contends that by pulling out the us violated the deal and that argument has widespread agreement among the five countries left the uk france germany russia and china a senior iranian official says tehran expects to continue to do good business with the russians and chinese but europe needs to find a way to protect its companies from us sanctions if they keep doing business in iran peter kenyon npr news vienna russian president vladimir putin says he still wants to meet with president trump who first proposed osama during phone call in march npr's lucian kim reports from moscow putin voice rare criticism of the trump administration for withdrawing from international agreements speaking at an economic conference attended by the leaders of france and japan president putin lamented the age of sanctions protectionism and broken deals but avoided mentioning trump by name muslim in the auto mechanic couldn't said he was not happy with the state of us russian relations was still interested in one on one meeting with trump the russian president said there were plenty of things to talk about including the risk of a new arms race as well as north korea niran putin questioned whether the united states was going to reconsider international agreements after every presidential election and said washington was using sanctions like a club to beat other countries lucian kim npr news moscow this is npr news police in ontario researching for two men after a bomb was detonated in a restaurant outside toronto at least fifteen people were hurt some of them critically dan carbon chuck has details salih say to ben enter the bombay bell restaurant late thursday detonated an improvised explosive device they were then seen fleeing after the explosion police have released a photo of the two men interesting the public's help in them one is described as being in his mid twenties with light skin and a stocky build the other is described as having light skin and thin the photo shows both wearing dark hoodies pulled over their heads with their faces covered no one has claimed responsibility for the attack three of the victims are in critical condition the attack comes a month after a driver plowed into pedestrians in toronto killing ten and injuring fifteen for npr news i'm dan carpenter in toronto and new european union data privacy law now in fact is having a sweeping impact on companies around the globe teri schultz report.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman president trump has just tweeted that the antiquated meeting between him and north korean leader kim jong un will be held next month in singapore npr serra mccamman has more from the white house in a tweet moments ago president trump announced that the meeting will be on june twelfth in singapore he says the quote highly anticipated meeting between kim jong un and myself will take place in singapore on june twelve we will both try to make it a very special moment for world peace the president has been teasing this meeting the details of the meeting for for a while now saying the past couple of days that the details would be out soon and in usual trump fashion he is releasing them directly to the public on twitter npr ceramic mckim and at the white house the news comes as north korea released three americans who'd been held in detention the americans flew to a military base outside washington this morning and were greeted by trump russia says the trump administration is violating a un security council resolution by withdraw from the iran nuclear deal npr's lucian kim reports from moscow russia says it will do what it can to preserve the agreement russian foreign minister sergei lavrov met with german counterpart heiko maas in moscow today there two countries are both signatories to the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal who's you do of millicent lover of said the deal wasn't just about lifting sanctions on iran so what about stabilizing the region and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons he said russia would consult with germany and the other signatories on how to save the deal that effectively froze iran's ability to develop a nuclear weapon lover of also said russia would resist trump administration attempts to force third countries to comply with what he called illegitimate us sanctions russia which helped iran develop its civilian nuclear program is also allied with iran and syria civil war lucian kim npr news moscow italian antiterrorism police have arrested fourteen people on charges of financing terror groups in the middle east npr soviet pohjola reports the suspects are believed to have funneled more than two million dollars to the alnusra front in syria police arrested eleven syrians and three moroccans in the northern city of benicia and the island of sardinia another sixteen people are being sought on suspicion of money laundering and other financial crimes linked to.
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"Well the russian military says that only a fifth of the missiles fired during a us led strike in syria this month reach their targets npr's lucian kim reports from moscow russia plans to enhance the syrian military with new anti aircraft weaponry russian general sergei roots goi contradicted the pentagon's assessment that all one hundred five missiles hit their targets saying no more than twenty two did following a detailed analysis by the russian military speaking to journalists in moscow the general said to missiles that failed to reach their targets including an american made tomahawk cruise missile had been brought back to moscow to be studied rutskoi said most of the downed missiles have been destroyed by soviet made anti aircraft systems and that russia will deliver new antiaircraft systems to syria in the near future moscow is backing syrian leader bouchara assad in his country's civil war and says the alleged chemical attack in april was staged by rebels to provoke a us response the pentagon has called claims at serious shot down missiles during the strike part of a russian disinformation campaign lucian kim npr news moscow international donors are pledging more than four billion dollars in humanitarian aid for syria and neighboring countries housing syrian refugees the united nations says it needs more than seven billion dollars eight years after the syrian civil war began the un says more than thirteen million syrians need humanitarian help roughly a quarter of the syrian population is displaced in neighboring countries the dow is down more than one hundred thirty points this is npr from k q weedy news i'm brian watt the company at the center of the plagued cleanup of san francisco's hunters point naval shipyard is launching a campaign to defend itself today tetra tech has been accused of fraud in the year's long project the navy in.
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"Future erosion some answers in your questions after the break stay with us live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh there's no sign that russia has succeeded in convincing the us and its allies that there was no deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians in syria over the weekend russia called an emergency meeting of the un security council today in the face of possible us military strikes against the syrian ally the regime the trump administration's ambassador to the united nations nikki haley says president trump is not rushing into any decisions but she noted that the meeting today was called as she put it under truly strange circumstances the russian federation has asked us to discuss what it calls unilateral threats related to syria what is strange is that russia is ignoring the real threat to international peace and security that has brought us all here and it is ignoring its own unilateral responsibility for all of the suspected chemical weapons attack near damascus killed at least forty people and left many more wounded according to local authorities and images of victims especially children touched off public outrage around the globe russian lawmakers are planning to retaliate against us sanctions with a bill that could ban us goods from bourbon to viagra npr's lucian kim reports bill may also restrict companies such as boeing or j p morgan from working in russia von melnikov the vice speaker of russia's lower house of parliament says the bill is a response to hostile sanctions introduced by congress that have targeted russian companies and businessmen american food products alcohol tobacco in medicine would be banned from russia as well as us companies working the nuclear aviation and rocket engine industries the bill also foresees blocking american banks from participating in the privatization of russian assets and could limit the business of largest consulting and legal firms lawmakers want the government to come up with measures to help russian companies develop substitutes for sanctioned us goods from an spokesman dmitry pasco said the law won't hurt russian citizens since their interests are the same as russia's lucian kim npr news moscow jurors are considering testimony this more learning from bill cosby's accuser and his sexual assault retrial andrea constand took the.
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"Democratic senator ben cardin joins us this hour we'll ask what role congress should play as the president weighs what to do in syria after a reported chemical attack i'm noel king david greene president trump tweeted a photo from the white house last night he's with speaker paul ryan and other republicans are giving thumbs up but his ryan's decision not to run again a sign that not everything is right in the party and we begin a series on a new generation of muslims in america taking control of their narrative it thursday morning shoutout to a late night guy david letterman turned seventy one years old today and the news is next live from npr news in washington i'm dwayne brown the kremlin says the russian military is actively using its lines of communications with the us to discuss the situation in syria as npr's lucian kim reports from moscow russia is urging restraint amid tensions over a possible us military strike against it syrian ally trembling spokesman dmitry peskov says both the russian and us military's are making use of existing channels designed to prevent a clash in syria he told journalists in moscow that the kremlin is carefully following announcements out of washington and said any steps that could raise tensions should be avoided peskov said yesterday that russia does not engage in twitter diplomacy after president trump tweeted that russia should be ready for smart missiles fired at syria trump threatened to take military action following a suspected chemical attack by the syrian government in the town of duma the kremlin which is allied with syrian leader bouchara assad maintains the attack was staged by rebels to stoke international outrage meanwhile the russian military says syrian government now controls douma as well as the rest of the eastern good a region outside damascus lucian kim npr news moscow in texas a former nurse fired last month has been charged with murder in the death of a patient last year police say he will likely face additional charges for causing stroke like injuries to several other patients tyler police chief jimmy towler.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union with trans union credit monitoring all it takes his a couple of clicks to lock your trans union and equifax credit reports get credit lock your credit score and so much more at trans union dot com slash npr live from npr news in washington i'm to wayne brown the kremlin says the russian military is actively using its lines of communications with the us to discuss the situation in syria as npr's lucian kim reports from moscow russia is urging restraint amid tensions over a possible us military strike against it syrian ally trembling spokesman dmitry peskov says both the russian and us military's are making use of existing channels designed to prevent a clash in syria he told journalists in moscow that the kremlin is carefully following announcements out of washington and said any steps that could raise tensions should be avoided peskov said yesterday that russia does not engage in twitter diplomacy after president trump tweeted that russia should be ready for smart missiles fired at syria trump threatened to take military action following a suspected chemical attack by the syrian government in the town of duma the kremlin which is allied with syrian leader boucharlat saad maintains the attack was staged by rebels to stoke international outrage meanwhile the russian military says the syrian government now controls zuma as well as the rest of the eastern gooda region outside damascus lucian kim npr news moscow in texas a former nurse fired last month has been charged with murder in the death of a patient last year police say he will likely face additional charges for causing stroke like injuries to several other patients tyler police chief jimmy towler.
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"The same number of russians lucian kim and pierre news moscow civil rights activists linda brown thompson has died into pika kansas she was seventy five thompson was nine when her father oliver brown became lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that led to the nineteen fifty four supreme court ruling against racial segregation in public schools in one thousand nine hundred eighty four interview she lamented the fact that topeka schools were still under court order we feel forty years later we're still talking about desegregation of schools but it is very necessary struggle continue because for generations coming on behind us we have to be ever mindful of what's going to happen for them the brown versus the board of education ruling was widely seen as the beginning of the modern civil rights era the lead plaintiff attorney thurgood marshall eventually became the first black justice on the us supreme court the commerce department says a question about susan ship will be on the next census to help enforce the voting rights act opponents including a coalition of state attorneys general say the question will discourage immigrants from taking part in the twenty twenty population survey wall street has recovered some of its losses from last week amid size at the trump administration is easing it's tough trade talks with china npr's yuki noguchi reports markets plummeted late last week after the trump administration threatened to impose about fifty billion dollars in tariffs on chinese goods and restrict companies investments in the us the president directed his trade representative to propose a list of products that would be hit by tariffs that's part fresh worries the administration's policies would prompt a trade war and the dow dropped more than eleven hundred points over two days but over the weekend treasury secretary steven mnuchin said he is costly hopeful the world's two largest economies could negotiate a deal avoiding the tariffs that's further relief rally that gain steam throughout.
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"A medical team backs needing against polio in a remote border area of pakistan the ap reports to workers are dead another two injured npr's diaa hadid reports from mingora another three members of the vaccination team will missing after the attack it comes after a killing in january when a polio wocka and had daughter was shot militants have attacked paalea workers in pakistan's a years ever since the cia used vaccinators in their attempts to identify osama bin laden he was killed in two thousand eleven in the city of about abed voters in russia going to the polls in the country's presidential election vladimir putin all but certain to win npr's lucian kim reports that the main issue for the kremlin is boosting turnout to give putin a convincing mandate for the next six years polling stations have opened across russia's eleven timezones from chicago which touches alaska to kaliningrad on the border with poland letting putin who has ruled russia for more than eighteen years is on track to win a fourth presidential term besides putin seven other candidates are on the ballot none of whom are polling above the single digits turn out in such a predictable election is the kremlin's biggest concern and local authorities are getting out voters with free food selfie contests and mandatory attendance lists for government workers lucian kim npr news you catcher in berg russia and this is npr news southeast asian leaders in australia's prime minister or showing unity when it comes to north korea leaders of osceola on where the association of southeast asian nations have issued a joint statement calling on north korea to rein in its nuclear programs australia host to the summit meeting this weekend despite not being a member of osceola a busy weekend for sports apparel olympics has wrapped up in south korea with today's closing ceremony much attention on college basketball and which teams will advance to the sweet sixteen in the in the ncaa tournament for the second week in a row tiger woods is in contention on the last day of a golf tournament heading into the final round of the arnold palmer invitational woods is five shots behind the leader from orlando florida npr's tom goldman reports the fact that tiger woods one of golf's greatest players is even in contention again that's a big deal even woods doubted he could recover from the back problems that have kept him winless for nearly five years.