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"lukashenko" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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 US Capitol rioter facing Jan. 6 charges seeks asylum in Belarus: State TV

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 weeks ago

US Capitol rioter facing Jan. 6 charges seeks asylum in Belarus: State TV

"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting an American facing charges from the January sixth riot seeks asylum in Belarus a California man who faces criminal charges from the January sixth riot at the U. S. capitol has turned up in Belarus where he's seeking asylum according to the country's state TV in an interview with Belarus one forty eight year old Evan Neumann of mill valley California acknowledged he was at the capitol on January sixth but he rejected the charges against him according to court papers police body camera footage shows Newman shopping a metal barricade into a line of officers punching two officers with his fist and then hitting them with the barricade Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko and Russian president Vladimir Putin have used the January sixth ride to accuse the US of a double standard in criticizing other countries including Russia and Belarus for cracking down on anti government protests hi

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A Year on From a Stolen Election, Alexander Lukashenko Remains in Power

The World and Everything In It

02:04 min | 3 months ago

A Year on From a Stolen Election, Alexander Lukashenko Remains in Power

"In august twenty twenty protesters took to the streets in belarus following a presidential election. There that almost no one trusted but more than a year after that the man often referred to as europe's last dictator alexander lukashenko remains in power and opposition leaders fed lonard seek sky is still in exile in lithuania with top officials in her political party sentenced to prison just yesterday. Even though observers say seeking of sky was the rightful winner of that election. So where do things stand now. And how are christians faring. World's european correspondent jenny lynn schmidt reports in the years since protests filled. The streets of many belarussians watched in dismay as the nation's troubles faded from the international spotlight. That changed in may when alexander lukashenko forced a flight from greece to lithuania to land in belarus authorities boarded. The plane arrested opposition journalist. Remind pro to save sage and his girlfriend sofia so paige and threw them in jail. The european union and the united states quickly imposed sanctions lukashenko retaliated by releasing migrants across the border into the eu. Hannah luebbe cova is a journalist from minsk and a fellow with the atlantic council. The regime came up with this idea to bring migrants from iraq or other countries to belarus. And then help them to cross the border authorities. Lithuanian poland have reported seeing belarussian guards. Forcefully push migrants into their countries last week. Poland declared a state of emergency for two provinces as more than thirty. Two hundred migrants tried to cross from belarus illegally. Well of course it was revenge from look. Shane pick you wanted to. This is the situation. You wanted to artificially create a crisis on the border with boroughs. But luke says that means western sanctions are working. Lukashenko's recent release. A few political prisoners is another sign. Baluba cova says the sanctions have loopholes. That be closed

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Belarus Opposition Leader Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

NPR News Now

00:57 sec | 3 months ago

Belarus Opposition Leader Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

"A court in belarus has sentenced one of the country's most prominent opposition activists to eleven years in prison on the grounds of trying to overthrow the state. Npr's charles means has details from moscow. In a video posted from the courtroom in minsk maria kolesnikova could be seen making a heart shape symbol with their hands and smiling while wearing handcuffs. Thirty nine year old professional flute player kolesnikova was among the trio of women who led opposition movement against longtime strongman alexander lukashenka during presidential elections last year when lukashenko claimed a landslide victory despite evidence of vote-rigging hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand an end to his rule yet lukashenka has held on thanks to a government. Crackdown that scene. Over thirty thousand arrests kolesnik of was one of the few opposition figures who refused to flee abroad. Charles means npr news. Moscow

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BBC Reporter Leaves Russia After Credentials Withdrawn

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:30 min | 3 months ago

BBC Reporter Leaves Russia After Credentials Withdrawn

"Bbc's moscow correspondent sara. Raynsford was forced to leave russia at the end of august when her visa expired. Russian state media said ver- move was in retaliation for the refusal of the uk to grant visas to russian journalists. Bus raynsford antar. Employers believe she was targeted because of her reporting which even saw her heckled live on tv. By the belarusian president alexander lukashenko and his supporters. I'm pleased to say that. Sarah has made. It's back to london and joins me on the line. Now good afternoon to you and a warm. Welcome to the briefing. Sarah is a good i to tell us in your own words. What exactly happened. You say this is about my visa not being extended but actually before. I even found out about that. I was heading back to russia from belarus a story proposing there and i was stopped at the border and i wasn't allowed through by the russian border guards who said that i've been put on an fsp blacklists and being declared a threat to national security in russia and as such i wouldn't be allowed back into the country which is obviously a pretty shocking kind of ten of affairs. I've been living and working. Russia this time for some seven years and before that on an author the two decades basically the entire vladimir putin's presidency so we told that i was a national security threats inbound mentoring. The country was a pretty major step and something i hadn't really seen coming to you. Were allowed to enter the country but just to basically collect your belongings. Well yeah not took twelve hours of pretty intense and forensic negotiations from the bbc. And as i understand it from the british embassy as well Calls to the kremlin and to the foreign ministry to find out what was going on but we still don't know the obviously doesn't disclose details when it designated security threats We don't really know why this happened near the official line. That i'm getting from the foreign ministry. Is that this is retaliation for a russian journalist who was denied. Leave to remain in the uk but that case was a two years ago and at the time nobody made any fuss tool and in fact when the foreign ministry will questions Live on air by an independent tv channel. About who exactly. There's journalist was what their name was. Even what agency. They worked for performance. You spokeswoman was weaving ducking and diving and wouldn't even name the reporter so it's quite weird case to be considered retaliation for this is obviously the russian government going after the bbc but it also feels pretty personal to

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Poland Grants Humanitarian Visa to Belarusian Olympic Athlete

All Things Considered

02:05 min | 4 months ago

Poland Grants Humanitarian Visa to Belarusian Olympic Athlete

"From Belarus at the Tokyo Games, who says she was threatened by her own government has been granted a humanitarian visa to take refuge in Poland from Moscow. Charles Maynes has the story. The Russian athlete Christina Team in Nov Sky had hoped to be an Olympic Stadium on Monday focused on running for a medal in the 200 M sprint. Instead, she found herself at a Tokyo airport hotel under Japanese protection and running from the Belarussian authorities. In a brief video posted to social media on Sunday came in all Sky had pleaded for help, claiming Belarus's Olympic committee was forcibly sending her home for criticizing its handling of the games. I mean those guys anger had been directed at Belarussian coaches who wanted her to compete in the 400 m relay race. She hadn't trained for new grandma political party external prostate. There wasn't an ounce of politics interaction, says Dmitry Naivasha, the founder of Belarus's leading sports news website Tribuna, But the incident follows a year long crackdown by Belarussian dictator Alexander Lukashenko on his opponents. Among the hundreds of thousands took to the streets last year, demanding free elections and an end to police violence. We're leading Belarussian sports figures they lose the pasta of civilian and risk of OSHA says they risk their sporting futures but became models for the resistance. On Monday, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams noted the IOC had issued its own penalties against the Lukashenka regime, including banning Lukashenko's son from heading the Belarussian delegation to Tokyo. The IOC said Adams was now working to guarantee Timon off sky safety in this particular issue with this particular athlete, the most important thing at the moment is Our duty of care to her. Poland now appears to be team in off skies next stop after authorities in Warsaw offered a refuge and a chance to continue her sporting career. Her husband is reported to have left Belarus. But for Tim and all Skype, a life once focused entirely on running races will now be chased by her home country's politics no matter where she goes for

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Biden Administration to Reimpose Sanctions on Belarus Over Diverted Flight

BBC Newsday

00:54 sec | 6 months ago

Biden Administration to Reimpose Sanctions on Belarus Over Diverted Flight

"Says it will impose further sanctions against Belarus after last Sunday's force diversion to Minsk of a commercial airliner. The incident resulted in the detention of an opposition journalist and his girlfriend. Ellie McConnell reports. White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the events of last Sunday a direct affront to international norms, She said the events took place amid an escalating wave of repression by the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko. In response, the United States will reimpose sanctions against nine Belarusian state and enterprises blocking US citizens from any transactions with, um it will also work with the European To draw up a list of targeted sanctions against key members of the Lukashenka administration associated with human rights abuses and corruption, the falsification of the 2020 election on the events off last Sunday President

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Belarusian Leader Heads to Russia Amid Showdown With EU

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

Belarusian Leader Heads to Russia Amid Showdown With EU

"This is authoritarian leader is heading for Russia to seek assistance amid a bruising showdown with the European Union over the diversion of a flight to arrest a dissident journalist according to the Kremlin president Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Vladimir Putin for talks on closer economic ties Moscow has over the years helped but trust Belarus's Soviet style economy with cheap energy supplies and loans now Belarus has provoked the E. U.'s outrage when flight controllers on Sunday told the crew of a Ryanair jet flying from Greece to death when you're there was a bomb threat and instructed the land in the Belarusian capital mixed with Janice Rahman but to say which was arrested along with his Russian girlfriend I'm Charles the last month

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From out of Thin Air: Belarus Dissidents' Fates

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:00 min | 6 months ago

From out of Thin Air: Belarus Dissidents' Fates

"Belarus is facing mounting pressure over its detainment of dissident journalist remond porta savage and his girlfriend sofia pay last night. Mississauga appeared in a video. Ostensibly confessing to publishing information about belarusian officials but looking extremely uncomfortable. Let's here on sunday. The country's president alexander lukashenko had ordered the payers flight from greece to lithuania to be diverted to belarus's capital. Minsk were arrested mr. His mother. Natalia has called on the international community to help. I said that. The person giving american president joe biden has called belarus's actions outrageous and i love. Underline president of the european commission said there would be new sanctions on belarus. This is an attack on democracy. This is an attack on freedom of expression and this is an attack on european sovereignity and this outrageous behavior needs a strong answer but putting meaningful pressure on. The regime won't be easy. It was very clear from the beginning that this was ordered by alexander lukashenko himself the president. The dictator of belarus ruled it for twenty. Six years are cutting ostrovsky. Economists russia editor to international audience. They said there was a bomb alert. They received an email over tanner's threat so the instructed the pilots to make a u-turn and landed minsk airport. No explosive obviously found because none were ever planted for the domestic audience. Interestingly enough there was a different message a few days earlier one of the security chiefs and belarus said they were going to hunt down all the opposition leaders who they consider to be

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E.U. Agrees to Impose Sanctions on Belarus

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:31 min | 6 months ago

E.U. Agrees to Impose Sanctions on Belarus

"The european union is still attempting to calibrate the punishment appropriate to the state ordered hijacking of civilian airliner flying between two of its capitals in response to bert belarus's bewildering excursion into air piracy. On sunday the eu has banned belarusian from european skies and promised further sanctions roman protest the belarusian journalists removed from the ryanair aircraft. After it was forced to land in minsk has appeared in video apparently under some giresse non joined with more on this alex culture of risk analyst focused on russia ukraine belarus and eurasia at h. s. market alex. First of all a bill. Russian state media is reporting the order to crown. The plane was directly from president lukashenko's. So it's clear that he wants to be associated with this action isn't yet clear to the rest of us what he thinks he's doing a won't think from perspective of lukashenka it's clearly a very successful Operation by special forces In which they into subsets A person who from Soup from november last year was on the belarussian list of known terrorists so This is probably his way of thinking. We managed to get Ah terrorist and get him detained and And now he will face He will face punishment

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EU leaders agree on Belarus sanctions after plane diversion

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 6 months ago

EU leaders agree on Belarus sanctions after plane diversion

"He he does have a greed all sanctions on Belarus off to a flight was diverted to minks on Sunday for the purposes of arresting a dissident journalist former U. K. I'm busted up to Belarus module goal Davis says the arrest of the opposition journalist represents a heightening of tensions between president Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus and all the nations having until now a threat to his own people has become an international threat as well it was an absolutely outrageous and unprecedented event Devi says he's impressed by the scale and the speed so far all of the international reaction it tells us we now got to a new level of confrontation unfortunately involves a very difficult situation between terrorists in the west I'm Charles this month

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Arrested Belarusian Journalist Appears in 'Confession' Video

BBC World Service

01:54 min | 6 months ago

Arrested Belarusian Journalist Appears in 'Confession' Video

"Story in the news in Belarus is the video confession by Roman protest save each. He's being well treated by the police who just arrested him. And he says he's probably guilty of everything. The government says he's guilty off. In fact, he's being beaten up, say his friends and family on the video was filmed under duress. Roman is a young dissident journalist and Belarus basically captured him by diverting a plane, which was flying over its territory Que fury from the European Union. At the arrest of this opposition journalist you leader slapped new economic sanctions on Belarus punitive measures against its national airline on say that billions of euros of economic aid will be suspended. Is that enough and what more should be done? And of course, what's gonna happen to Roman process. Savage and his Russian girlfriend, Dominic Dashinski, is a member of the European Parliament from Poland for the ruling in Poland Law and Justice Party joins us now from Warsaw. Dominic. Thanks for coming on the show. Quite strong. Already. That kind of suspension of flights from Belarus. Do you think that that's enough? What Maura, would you like to see done? It is not enough. Obviously, it is not enough. It's unprecedented act off terrorism. What we just witnessing, and typical sanctions are not enough. First of all, we have to answer the question why Lukashenko was so brave to commit this kind of act again Act off terrorism. Well, I would say that he was encouraged. By Mr Putin. Everyone knows that he is just a satellite. I mean, Mr Lukashenko is just a satellite off Kremlin, so he had to have approval from Kremlin to do such a thing.

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Belarus 'Diverts Ryanair Flight to Arrest Journalist', Opposition Says

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:12 min | 6 months ago

Belarus 'Diverts Ryanair Flight to Arrest Journalist', Opposition Says

"Authorities scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a full spam alert to force orion airplane to land on sunday and then detained opposition minded journalist who was on board during condemnation from europe and the united states in what was described by some e you leaders as a hijacking. The passenger plane flying from athens to lithuania were suddenly diverted to minsk the capital of belarus escorted there by a soviet era. Mig twenty nine fighter jet on its landing. authorities journalists roman protas savage into custody productivity had his head in his hands and was shaking when he realizes the flight was headed for minsk. Lithuania's delfi news outlet said quoting passenger later as lead away. According to the report he remarked all the death penalty here. The twenty six year old journalist worked for poland based online new service nexta which will cost of mass protests against belarussian president alexander lukashenko last year via the telegram messenger app at a time when it was hard for foreign media to do so pro to seven who now works for different telegram channel could mover is wanted in belarus on extremism charges and stands accused of organizing mass riots and of inciting social hatred allegations. He denies data showed. The plane was diverted just two minutes before. It was due to cross into lithuanian espace. Us foreign relations committee chairman. Bob menendez issued a statement with the heads of seven european parliamentary foreign affairs panels denouncing the force landing as an act of piracy. They called for a ban. On all overflights of belarus including to and from the country and for nato and easy you states to impose sanctions and suspend better russa's ability to use interpol poll. The us demanded a full investigation of an action. They said endangered the lives of the passengers including us citizens

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World Reacts to Belarus Plane ‘Hijacking’ and Arrest of Journalist

BBC Newshour

02:01 min | 6 months ago

World Reacts to Belarus Plane ‘Hijacking’ and Arrest of Journalist

"Alexander Lukashenko. And forced to change course to the capital of Belarus, Minsk where the prominent journalist Roman protest, Savage was seized. The action has variously been described as a state hijacking that was the Greek Foreign Ministry on active state terrorism that was the Polish prime minister. German, he said it could not remain without a clear consequence on the French have called for firm and four a firm and unified response. That's your first from two passengers who were on that flight, talking about the journalist Roman pretty Savage and his reaction when he found out the plane was being diverted to Minsk. You seen your harness from, say, significance of this morning, He said nothing. He just turned two people and said he was facing the death penalty. He was nervous at first, but later when he understood he couldn't change anything. He calmed down and accepted it. The chief executive of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, condemned the actions, saying Sunday's events amounted to state sponsors sponsored piracy. He made his comments in an interview with the Independent Irish radio station used talk. This was a case of state sponsored I was a state sponsored hijack your state sponsored piracy and but unfortunate can't say much about it because the EU authorities and NATO are dealing with at the moment. We're debriefing. The crews are Cruise did a phenomenal job to get that aircraft and almost all the passengers out of Minsk After six hours, I think was very fighting for the crew for the passengers who were held under armed guard have their bags searched on when it was clear it appears that the intent of the Russian authorities was too Remove a journalist and his traveling companion on you know, we believe there was also some KGB agents offloading off the aircraft as well. Michael O'Leary was speaking to news hour on Sunday. Belarus is opposition leader Svetlana taken off Sky Air, who many recognizes the winner off presidential polls last year

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UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus

UN News

00:56 sec | 9 months ago

UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus

"A systematic crackdown against dissents in belarus's continuing months since the country's disputed presidential election last year you and rights chief. Michelle basch has told the human rights council in comments to member states on thursday. The high commissioner for human rights insisted that curbs on demonstrators had got worse. Since last august poll returned president alexander lukashenko to office claims that belarus has rejected those protests led to mass arbitrary arrests and detentions of largely peaceful demonstrators along with hundreds of allegations of torture and ill-treatment ms bachelet explained before noting that not one of the hundreds of complaints. Facts of torture and ill-treatment had been investigated. The commission highlighted concerns about government proposals which would reportedly enable harsher punishments. Those taking part in peaceful demonstrations from now on today nearly two hundred and fifty people have received prison sentences on allegedly politically motivated charges linked to the twenty twenty presidential election. Ms bachelet

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Belarus Court Sentences Journalists to 2 Years in Prison

Morning Edition

00:50 sec | 10 months ago

Belarus Court Sentences Journalists to 2 Years in Prison

"Has sentenced to journalists who were arrested for live streaming protests of the country's president, Alexander Lukashenko. Charles Maynes. Reports each will spend two years in prison cat Serena Andre of A and R E. A chilled Sova. Both young Belarussian journalists with the Poland based Bell SAT news channel were detained last November. Authorities accused the journalist of coordinating protesters as they live stream coverage of a demonstration against violence by the security forces of Lukashenka more than 30,000 people and dozens of journalists have been arrested in a violent crackdown on protests against Lukashenko's rule following a contested presidential election last August. Lukashenko claims he won a landslide victory to six straight term in office, while his opponents and Western nations argued the vote was rigged to extend Lukashenko's more than quarter century hold on power. NPR

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UN rights chief laments worsening situation in Belarus

BBC Newshour

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

UN rights chief laments worsening situation in Belarus

"Michelle Bacha less has called on the authorities in Belarus to release people arrested in protests following the disputed presidential election. In August, Thousands of opposition supporters have been detained over demonstrations calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. Is our Geneva correspondent image in folks far from improving the situation in Belarus appears to be deteriorating. Michelle Bachelet said her office has reports of 1700 arrests in the first half of November alone. And while the demonstrations were overwhelmingly peaceful, she added, The use of force against protesters appears systematic tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and stun grenades have all been deployed. And there are also multiple reports of torture or degrading treatment of those detained. The inspector

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Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania

"The first nuclear power plant in Belarus has opened over the objections of neighboring Lithuania. The plant is about 25 miles away from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. President Alexander Lukashenko of Beller says the Russian built and finance plant quote will serve as an impetus for attracting the most advanced technologies Lithuanians, authorities have handed out free iodine pills to residents living near the Belarus border in case of a leak. Russia's state nuclear corporation insists it conforms to the highest

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US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says

Richard Eeds

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says

"An American citizen who has been detained in Belarus for three months has finally returned to the U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says totally clear off who allegedly worked with an opposition blogger and helped organize illegal rallies returned to the U. S last night clear off, had been critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko just before he was detained. His wife, Heather is a U S diplomat who told reporters last month that has helped was an immediate danger when he developed symptoms of covert 19 while he was in jail. She'll Europe is now in a U. S hospital undergoing medical checks but is reportedly in good health.

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KCRW

"To Belarus, where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election and election, the U. S and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now the country's long time leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has been inaugurated for 1/6 term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucien Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade's race down Independence Avenue in the Belarussian capital Minsk. He entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. The inauguration had not been announced, and no foreign delegations, not even from Russia. Lukashenko's strongest backers, Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the constitution, swearing to serve the Belarussian people. Whether they still want to be served by him is another question. Lukashenko's claimed have 1 80% of the vote in August presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organizations. Lukashenko's main opponent, Svetlana Tekin. Oska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said she was the only leader chosen by the Belarussian people. The Russians again took to the streets rat. You're fired, demonstrators chanted in the town of breast and video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belarussians by calling peaceful protesters. Rats.

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04:00 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Marched Montella, Tyson said She was devastated. But please, that we get this was said president for the future that police officer would be not to take another life. And this is just the beginning. More protests are expected today for NPR News and Stephanie Wolf in Louisville. President Trump will pay his final respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today when he visits the U. S. Supreme Court. NPR's Windsor, Johnston says Ginsberg died last week at the age of 87 trumps visit today to the Supreme Court, where Justice Ginsburg lies in repose comes Two days before he's expected to announce his nominee to fill her now vacant seat on the bench. The prospect of Trump making another appointment and cementing a conservative majority for what could be decades to come, has ignited a bitter partisan battle in Washington. NPR's Windsor Johnston reporting tomorrow, Justice Ginsberg will lie in state at the U. S Capitol. She'll be the first woman to receive that honor. More than 201,000. People have died of covert 19 in the U. S. According to data from Johns Hopkins University. Well over 6.9 million people in the US have been infected with the Corona virus. The U. S has nearly a quarter of the world's corona virus cases and is the country with the most covert 19 fatalities. The federal government is preparing to crack down on hospitals for not reporting Complete Cove in 19 data every day into a federal data system. That's according to internal draft documents obtained by NPR. NPR's Selina Simmons Duffin has this exclusive report. The Trump Administration caused an outcry when it took the job of collecting hospital data away from CDC in July and set up a new data system using a federal contractor called Tele Tracking Now it slides from an internal CDC presentation given yesterday obtained by NPR show that the new system has a low response rate on Ly 24% of hospitals reported all metrics every day last week in the presentation, it's noted that the government is hoping to improve that figure by threatening hospitals federal funding through Medicare. For many hospitals that could mean shutting down. Selena Simmons, Duffin NPR news You're listening to NPR news. The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has been abruptly sworn into a disputed sixth term in office. The Belarussian opposition says this summer's election results were fraudulent. Reuters news agency reports that the European Union has declared Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus and his hasty inauguration violates the will of the people. South Korea's says that a missing official was shot and killed this week by North Korean troops near the two countries maritime border. NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul that the incident is likely to further strained tense ties before between the two Koreas. The South's Defense Ministry says a 47 year old fisheries official went missing Monday off the country's west coast. South Korean media quotes unnamed officials with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and saying the official trying to defect to North Korea But North Korean forces found the official Tuesday shot and killed him and then burned his body. The South's presidential office demanded that the North take full responsibility for the shooting and punish those responsible. South Korea trying to communicate with the north by the United Nations Command, but it's so far received no response. Anthony Kun NPR NEWS soul, The U. S Air Force Academy, has a new superintendent, Lieutenant General Richard Clarke has been installed. He's the first black superintendent in the military academies 66 Year history. Clark attended the Air Force Academy himself. Starting in 1982. He went on to study at Harvard. He served in the Pentagon, where he oversaw the Air Force's nuclear weapons program..

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WNYC 93.9 FM

10:49 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"We're gonna begin today in Belarus, where For the past five Sundays. Tens of thousands, possibly more than 100,000. People have poured onto the streets of the capital Minsk and elsewhere to demand that President Alexander Lukashenko. Step down. They and many others, including the European Union, believe he rigged the election at the beginning of August to extend his 26 year rule even further, but so far he hasn't stepped down. Instead, his security forces have detained thousands of protesters, activists and opposition leaders amid widespread reports of beatings and torture, and he's also shoring up his position. Forging closer ties toe. Belarus is powerful neighbor Russia. Relations between Minsk and Moscow have often being prickly in the past. But on Monday, Mr Lukashenko met President Putin in such e and today the Russian defense ministers in Minsk for talks on military cooperation. In a moment, we'll find out what Russia's after. But first we're gonna hear from the woman who's become the figurehead of the protest movement after she challenged Mr Lukashenka in the election, Svetlana Turnoffs Kyra's a former teacher who was thrust into politics after her husband was sent to prison, and after the election, she fled to neighboring Lithuania, fearing the same fate. On the line from there. I asked her first for her reaction to that apparent backing of Mr Lukashenka by President Putin. You know, we really regret that Mr Putin is back in dictation because I think he's a wise leader has to understand that the majority of the reason people Didn't accept this President. They know that their elections were falsified to be. Don't trust this president anymore so it would be wiser for Mr Putin Toe. Listen, toe. Person people but not the dictator. But it is his choice and we can't influence it now and more over the phone that he offered money. For cash in a support, and it's also wasn't accepted well from the side of the person people because this money could be spend toe Russian people for their needs and not to pay by the hour public. What do you think the price of this Russian support will be for Belarus. Will Belarus essentially become part of Russia in the months and years to come? We're still sure that builders and people will win in this fight. We'll be able to defense our right to choose a way how to develop our country. Be sure that we'll be able to defense all rights for new elections. So all the statements that Ah agreed now between two presidents. They will be reviewed in the future by future government by future and your president legally elected. I was sovereignty hasn't to be discussed. It's not what they can trade about. Have you or any of your colleagues in the opposition have had any contacts with Russian officials in recent days. I know it's a PT. We always told that we are open for discussion Israel for delicately just off every country but be still didn't have a new Can't on communication in Russia. But you do want to. I mean, is it being made harder by the fact that you're in list away in the air and on we know that Lithuania in on Russia don't have good relations, a tool you being prevented in anyway from talking to Russia. You know, it's not necessary really to talk to me personally, You know, we have coordinated consul in the Minsk in Belarus, and it's more Then wonderful way out for everybody we created. It is a body for communication for dialogue. What options to you on DH. Your colleagues in the opposition have now there was a time where Mr Lukashenko seemed to be in a weak position straight after the election, But now he seems to be back in control. Is it over for the Opposition movement. It's strange that you think he has control now, because inside there is it isn't so we are fighting and he has to understand that person. People will not step away. We'll not come backto that point. We were before the selection before the violence he committed. Will be fighting with this regime. I think that you are looking. Maybe you're which proposed under because our position isn't weak. Now it is becoming stronger is stronger and just for you to understand that People are jailed. People are beaten. People are gripped and not looking at all this violence people as steel full off Well, they asked to continue in Togo out and from we can to weekend. The quantity of people is higher Entire. I was just going to say I mean, I haven't been watching propaganda. All I mean, is that yes, the protests of continuing but they don't seem to be making any Practical difference. I have an opinion that everybody is waiting for. One moment that will change everything, and this is not a moment. It's a process. Maybe it seems that nothing practical is going on. But the process is not only among people but in economic in business and all the spectres of hesitation system very much people are strike and maybe it's not so evident. Businesses are living country. It means that no money inside economy is falling down, and it's also stress for authorities. Just thinking about the economy and business. Are you disappointed that the European Union is not? It seems pushing for much greater sanctions on People in Valorous country does would it can Never in countries also have to be cautious. I'd say just not to show that they're interfering into internal affairs Follow country. But you said that there are brave countries. There are brave people and not break people inside con tree, the same about neighboring countries. I suppose one group of people that is being brave over this is those who are coming out onto the streets to join the protests every week, risking that freedom and possibly their safety. What is your message to them? I really think about those people every day. My heart is with them. And for sure I would prefer to be there by the question is, if I'm more useful They're in jail, I suppose. Or here I'm proud off every person who He's on the streets or the strikes, who Does anything he or she can in this situation? Maybe not openly because only when we are united be Ah, strong. And now We are strong as ever. And we have no right toe lose this fight because if he did, we would be slaves in Allah Republic, So I'm review I'm among you and I'm here only thanks to you, So it is a price worth paying Is it And it's a price you yourself has had to pay not just because you're in exile, but also because your husband Is in prison. Is this all worth it? Yes, it is. Just to understand what a lowers and people feel It's necessary to live in our world Contra Lilli, You have no Rightto say what you want. You have no right to choose a new president. We're so just a country for slaves, but not the country, Whole life. Lana. It's kind ofthe sky speaking to me from Vilnius in Lithuania. So what is Russia's strategy in all this Andre Cartoon Office director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, which is connected to the Foreign Ministry in Moscow. I think that definitely There is no trust between Mr Putin and Mr Lukashenka. The Camden watched Lukashenka time to balance Russia and the West. So I don't think there is really a lot off chemistry between the two leaders at the same time. Definitely in the current. They should become sunder about revolution what they would call a college evolution in Belarus. And it seems that Lukashenka might be the best option they have for the time being, especially if Lukashenka is seriously weakened and more receptive to demands that he will receive from Moscow in plenty We've just heard from the opposition leader Svetlana Too kind ofthe sky Who says she has had no contacts a tool with any Russian officials? Why is that? Why hasn't the Kremlin reached out in any way? Teo, the opposition? Wouldn't that be sensible given what you said about the possibility that Mr Lukashenko might not survive? You are absolutely right. And I think that the Kremlin might try to establish some contacts at the second track level. But officially they recognized Lukashenka is legitimately elected president and they have to stay loyal to look ashamed. Cattle is formally so if there are some contacts, I'm sure that they are kept secret. And what might that price be for Kremlin support for Mr Lukashenko? I mean, people have talked about a soft annexation of Belarus is that is that what's going on here? Greater Russian influence, particularly in the Belarus in economy. Well, it's apparently what the government would like to see after always still care for this project off the union state between Russia and Bellows some kindof integration. And, of course, given the senator's between the two countries. This integration might be close to fixation or absorption..

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01:52 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The Russians have been demonstrating against longtime President Alexander Lukashenko ever since he claimed a landslide win during controversial presidential elections last August. On Sunday, tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital, Minsk and other cities for the fourth weekend in a row. Multiple witness video showed mass security forces roughly detaining dozens of protesters just some of the more than 7000 arrested in a police crackdown in the wake of the vote Lukashenka NCIS Western powers or fomenting the revolt in a bid to remove him from power. And, he argues, pushed the NATO military alliance to Russia's borders for NPR news. I'm Charles Mains in Moscow, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns the escalating conflict between NATO allies Greece and Turkey over offshore energy reserves is helping the alliance. His enemies Joanna Ka kisses reports. Pompeo was in Cyprus this weekend. Greece and Cyprus. Both European Union member states say Turkey is violating international law by sending ships to their territorial waters. In search of natural gas reserves. Athens and Ankara are threatening each other. Their warships patrol see borders Pompeo urge them to talk. His visit comes days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered to mediate. Greek prime minister Kitty across Mitsotakis is significantly increasing defense spending but applauded on Chris decision to send home a drilling ship. Somebody fellow necessity was we want to talk with Turkey meat attack, he said, but not in a climate of provocation. For NPR News. I'm Joanna Caucasus in Athens. This's NPR. Live from the news. I'm Queen Kim. Fire crews battling the north complex fire. Imbue County worry A windstorm expected tomorrow could make that will a wildfire more difficult to contain. At least 12 people died in the fire and 13 people.

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06:53 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"As wildfires race across the U. S state of Oregon, destroying homes in their path, So should Americans be rebuilding in areas scorched by the Blazers strike to Brazil's indigenous communities from Corona virus. I reflect on the bloody road from the 9 11 attacks on the U. S to today's interest. Afghan talks in That's after the news. BBC News with David Harper. The Taliban have dismissed a demand by the Afghan government for an urgent cease fire at the start of their first formal intra Afghan peace talks in Qatar. American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said both sides had a historic opportunity to overcome their divisions. Mali's military rulers say they will install an 18 month transitional government until an election Khun take place following last month's Koo. Previously they demanded a two year interim period. President Ibrahim Boubacar caters government was overthrown in August after widespread protests over the economy and jihadist violence. Pro opposition women in Belarus have led the latest demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko confronting police who arrested them. They chanted their support for Nina, behind SCA, a great grandmother who's become a star of the movement for berating officers twice her size. United States has the Libyan warlord General Khalifa Haftar, have has agreed to end his long blockade of the country's oil fields. A statement from the U. S embassy in Libya suggested the reopening of the energy sanctity was imminent. An Egyptian court has given life sentences to 12 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its leader, Mohammed Badia case related to violence that erupted in port side seven years ago following the army's master of the Islamist president, Mohamed Mohamed Morsi. Police in Peru have carried out raids in the properties of eight people implicated in a scandal that led to the beginning of impeachment proceedings against President Martine Vizcarra. Among those targeted by the operation are former presidential adviser And a singer at the center of the allegations. In tennis. The U. S Open women's final is getting underway behind closed doors due to the Corona virus pandemic. It pits Naomi Osaka, Japan against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Both players have won two majors in their career. Azarenka is bidding to be the first mother to win a Grand slam for a decade. Welcome back to news only get out of Colombia, where for the third night in a row that being violent protests in the capital Bogota and elsewhere in the country Author the death of a man in police custody. A video showed lawyers Abby Ordonez pinned to the ground by two officers and subjected to successive Teza ring as he begged them to stop in the subsequent writing. At least 13 people have been killed and more than 400 injured. Sergio Guzman is director of Columbia risk analysis on the line from Carly. He told me how that video prompted people to take to the streets. I think it was triggered this sentiment that was already latent in people that police were abusing their authority that police were not being held accountable. For their options and that they're acting with impunity. And so this sentiment has spread like wildfire. Because of this video that we all have seen. There's some protests have turned violent that being deaths. They've bean injuries as a result of what the first evening off the protest, according to the wife of ordering is it started out as a peaceful vigil. But then it grew. It escalated quickly, where protesters were throwing stones at police officers were assaulting. Some police officers in the station and the police retaliated in kind and seeing videos of this confrontation between police officers and protests made people in other parts of the city also want to do the same and expressed this outrage. But following that, we saw a lot of videos were police for using excessive force against protesters beating protesters out of apparently nowhere and that Also caused additional rage and people being indignant with how the police is treating people. But in addition to that the first sort of line of defends by the government was to stand their ground and two President actually congratulated the police officers for keeping their temperance and for And for being heavy handed, which was the absolute wrong thing to say, because that made a lot of people angrier. So what started out as a Neve ent that led to widespread condemnation two days later was initially addressed by the government as a minor incident, which foreign to know No serious investigation and said You are more protests expected tonight? Yes, More protests are expected tonight. However, both the mayor off Bogota, Claudia Lopez and President Yuan Duke have met and they are agreeing to host a new event for reconciliation. The police have also publicly ask for forgiveness for what happens, though, that may be a little late. For many protesters who want to continue their their escalation, but I think it's de escalating as we're speaking. Abaza. Sergio Guthman, director of Columbia Risk Analysis is speaking to me from the Colombian city of Carly. Listening to the BBC World Service. I'm Julian Marshall, and this is news. Monday. President Trump is visiting California, which, along with Oregon and Washington state, is being ravaged by wildfires that season along the U. S West Coast Buddy chair They're burning more intensely and extensively. California government says Thie car governor Rather says the connection with climate change is now indisputable. Oregon is sparing the brunt of the latest outbreak of fires. The governor Kate Brown says dozens of people are missing and half a million people have either being told to leave or are preparing to leave their homes. On Friday to large fires were threatening to merge near the most populated parts of the state, including the suburbs of Portland on the state's emergency management director Andrew Phelps. Has said officials are preparing for a mass fatality event. I asked him what he meant by that..

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02:25 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"What is the opposition been doing in recent days inside Belarus? Okay, First of all, if you don't mind, wouldn't you please call a supposition? Because we're not a position anymore the majority and is it a non negotiable demand that Lukashenko must leave office. I have to repeat. People don't trust him anymore. They don't want hearing and they will not have any opportunity for him to stay in power. Though it's not yet clear what would force him to give up power. Major powers around the world have taken an interest in the disputed election in Belarus. One of them is neighboring Russia. Another is the United States. Steve Begin, the State Department's second highest ranking diplomat, recently traveled to meet the presidential candidates. Svetlana Mosca begin, then travelled to Russia and the U. S official tells us that begin cautioned them sternly against intervening in Belarus. NPR's Lucien Kim is covering the great power maneuvering from Moscow and Lucien does Russia's Vladimir Putin support Alexander Lukashenko. The incumbent? Well, the first thing we need to understand is that Belarus is really a classic client state of Russia. In the past, it's been highly dependent on cheap Russian crude oil, which it could refine into oil products and sell at a premium. Now in recent years, putting has demanded something in return. He wants to tighten Russia's integration with Belarus, and Putin has been taking away those oil subsidies and really putting Lukashenko under a lot of pressure. The two leaders actually have a very testy relationship. But right now we see Putin throwing all his weight behind Lukashenko promising military and financial aid and the price is going to be very high. For Lukashenko. He will now have no choice but to agree to even closer cooperation with Russia in the future. So Putin is using this to get leverage on Lukashenko Does the U. S have any leverage to encourage a change of government? Well, That's the thing as Luca Shank was being pressured by Putin, he was actually reaching out to the U. S. As a sort of counterbalance. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo visited Lukashenko earlier this year and the first American ambassador in more than a decade, is supposed to arrive in minutes. Later this year. But now with the US and especially the European Union, criticizing the Belarussian regime threatening to sanction it, Lukashenko is really run back into Putin's arms well. Lucian. Thank you very much for the insights really appreciated..

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02:29 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KCRW

"What is the opposition been doing in recent days inside Belarus? Okay, First of all, if you don't mind, wouldn't you please call us a position because we are not a position than you more. The majority. Is it a non negotiable demand that Lukashenko must leave office? I have to repeat. People don't trust him anymore. They don't want him anymore, and they will not have any of it. Opportunity for him to stay in power, though it's not yet clear what would force him to give up power. Major powers around the world have taken an interest in the disputed election in Belarus. One of them is neighboring Russia. Another is the United States. Steve Begin, the State Department's second highest ranking diplomat. Recently traveled to meet the presidential candidates. Svetlana taken Oska begin, then travelled to Russia and the U. S official tells us that begin caution them sternly against intervening in Belarus. NPR's lotion. Kim is covering the great power maneuvering from Moscow and Lucien does Russia's Vladimir Putin support Alexander Lukashenko, the incumbent. The first thing we need to understand is that Belarus is really a classic client state of Russia. In the past, it's been highly dependent on cheap Russian crude oil, which it could refine into oil products and sell at a premium. Now in recent years, putting has demanded something in return. He wants to tighten Russia's integration with Belarus, and Putin has been taking away those oil subsidies and really putting Lukashenko under a lot of pressure. In two leaders actually have a very testy relationship. But right now we see Putin throwing all his weight behind Lukashenko promising military and financial aid and the price is going to be very high. For Lukashenko. He will now have no choice but to agree to even closer cooperation with Russia in the future. So Putin is using this to get leverage on Lukashenko Does the U. S have any leverage to encourage a change of government? Well, That's the thing As Luca Shank was being pressured by Putin, he was actually reaching out to the U. S as a sort of counterbalance. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo visited Lukashenko earlier this year and the first American ambassador and more than a decade is supposed to arrive in Minsk. Later this year. But now with the US and especially the European Union, criticizing the Belarussian regime threatening to sanction it, Lukashenko is really run back into Putin's arms.

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04:39 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Belarus on the brink. There's all kinds of people some 150,000 protesting of their over the, uh the President Alexander Lukashenko still being in power. Tom Rivers join us, Tom, It looks like the only has Russia had some impact and trying to break up our country. The visa, the social media when it comes to politics, But they've had a lot of power there in Belarus. Good morning, you Good morning. Good morning. So yeah, over the years has been a I wouldn't say a joint at the hip relationship but a fairly close relationship between men and and Moscow. And it all goes back to Ah, yet another election disputed fact that look, a single may have gotten 80% of the vote. Lot of people very skeptical about that. And when protesters you will now know for about two weeks and Sunday was the biggest one. And Ah, again, it's it's hard to see how we can possibly get a Smooth peaceful of you will transition over this space. The government says Okay. If you want to rerun of the election will happen when we have to change the Constitution, and then we need a referendum. And that passes and we can have the election flipside of the coin. Opposition figures. They know we just We just want to have Ah, election very, very quickly. A group of body of individuals. We want to have a proper opposition to run against, so it is kind of one up in the in the air right now. Fingers crossed. This thing can be resolved peacefully, but the thing is not obviously going away. Well, the United States, according Tio foreignpolicy dot com, was pointed, poised to send a U. S ambassador to Belarus for the first time. I think in quite some time, and now that's kind of been throttled and on hold some, though Republicans and Democrats still think that we need to have a presence there to kind of keep tabs. On the Moscow connection and the other part of this, and this may seem a kind of a long shot. But it goes into showing how Russia tries to get involved in everybody's foreign policy, particularly their next door neighbors. Yeah, well, they certainly wouldn't want to be involved in this kind of a protest right now. Basically, What they've got is a open phone line to the government in Belarus there saying yes, we would. Help you out, if if you need security down the road, But we're not going to initiate that. And they say that would be at the behest of the government in men's Can They say that would be if in fact the West Exerts enough influence in the country where they feel they need protection of of all the government buildings, installations, you name it, So it is a bit of a Tinderbox. You've got Moscow. You've got Washington and you're gonna You know Belarus right in the middle and Ah, it's again. You got opposition figures hanging out in billions. In Lithuania. Working elephants go at this stage. There has been no groundbreaker. Nothing. Ah, game changer at this stage, you say which way you think possibly may end up. Yeah, we'll have to see where it goes when it's all said and done, but real quickly. Ah, Lukashenko claimed he had 80% of the vote. Is that simply because they have so many others running against him? There's not a coordinated A really effort in order to overturn him in any elections, or is there believe that there is something I guess? More nefarious there with the election? Yeah, Brian, more nefarious. People are saying that we need that we really do need if, in fact there's going to be another election. You want international observers and every polling station Ah cross in Belarus. They're sending up. This is this is fair. And this is upstanding. And no, you're not throwing balance away or no, you're not using other means. To jack up if you will the government a number so Yeah. If there is another the election, it would have to be Free and fair have referees everywhere around the country. Appreciate your time. Thomas always. Thank you. Tom Rivers, ABC news correspondent there in London here in Kentucky. It's morning news 20 minutes after seven When we return, we gotta check of sports coming your way Next after traffic weather on the tens on NewsRadio 8 40 Caverns.

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01:34 min | 1 year ago

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"On K C. R W Live from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst. Louisiana is bracing for what forecasters warn will be a 12 punch from hurricanes this week. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. Marco has strength into a hurricane as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico, and the same is forecast for Tropical Storm Laura, just behind it. Evacuations are underway for low lying coastal communities in southeast Louisiana. Hurricane Marco is on a path to make landfall Monday. Laura on Wednesday Louisiana Governor John Bell, Edwards says two hurricanes in 48 hours is unprecedented. The temporal proximity and the geographic proximity of the storm's a pose a challenge to quite frankly, we've not seen before. Edward says people should be ready to take care of their families for at least 72 hours because emergency responders will not be able to conduct search and rescue with the second punch from Laura looming, While hurricane force winds are a threat, officials warn water is the biggest risk. Debbie Elliot NPR news and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Aaron's Under states of emergency in President Trump issued a disaster declaration for Louisiana in Puerto Rico. In Belarus, Mass protests against vote rigging have entered a third Wikus citizens demand five term. President Alexander Lukashenko stepped out as NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow. Lukashenko accused the protesters of representing foreign interests and says his country is under threat of invasion. President Lukashenko.

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01:58 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Tropical Storm Marco has now become a hurricane Laura not far behind both storms that hurricane strength to hit the Louisiana Gulf Coast within 48 hours of each other. Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards. Impacts will begin, um of really overnight with Tropical Storm force winds in southeast Louisiana, just outside of Baton Rouge. In Baker, Louisiana. Mayor Darnell Wait says preparation is key have no control which way the storms go and how what the effects are going to be, so I just focused on the procedures on and what I can do to get ahead of it and get us ready for in Northern California, The Lightning complex of fires continues to consume hundreds of thousands of acres in people's homes. Thousands evacuated. But a few residents like Robert Hilton have stayed behind. Determined to try to save their houses from burning, telling officials and tell him I'm going down with the ship. I'm staying and They actually said. I don't know what I'd do if I was in your situation. President Trump called a liar and a cheat by his sister on an audio recording obtained by The Washington Post secretly recorded by his niece. Retired federal judge Maryanne Trump, Barry heard saying of her brother for one year, and then he got into university, Pennsylvania because he had somebody take his thinks exams. The president responding every day, it's something and the president tweeting that he'll have good news during a news conference later this afternoon indications that has something to do with covert 19 therapeutics. Video from Belarus showing President Alexander Lukashenko caring a rifle outside of his home as protests against him Royal the Capitol more than 100,000 protesters are now demanding the authoritarian president's resignation amid accusations of election rigging. Lukashenko considered Europe's last dictator, You're listening to ABC news. Right now Switch your family that T Mobile and get four.

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KQED Radio

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is ordering his military to be on high alert. He's accusing NATO of building up forces near the Belarusian border is Teri Schultz reports from Brussels. NATO is rejecting the allegation. President Lukashenko made his latest claims that NATO troops in Lithuania and Poland ER, stirring up the situation inside Belarus. As he inspected troops near the Polish border. NATO spokesperson Wanna land guess who calls the allegations baseless, She says NATO poses no threat to Belarus or any other country and has no military buildup in the region. Lithuania and Poland have also rejected the claims. When guess WHO says NATO calls on Minsk to demonstrate full respect for fundamental rights Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has criticized Belarussian authorities brutal crackdown on pro democracy protesters. Lukashenko Saturday ordered his defence minister to implement the most stringent measures to protect the country's borders and scheduled military drills for later this week. Russia has a defense pact with Belarus and has offered assistance. For NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. Hundreds of Republican delegates are meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Preparing for tomorrow's kickoff of the GOP's mostly virtual national convention. President Trump is expected to participate in all four nights on the eve of the political convocation. Several news organizations are releasing tapes of President Trump's sister, retired Judge Maryanne Trump, Barry. Calling him a liar and a phoney as NPR's Mara Liasson reports Maryanne Trump. Barry has never spoken publicly about her brother. The tapes were secretly recorded without Berries. Knowledge by Trump's niece married Trump. Who has written a scathingly critical book about her uncle. Much of the content and the tapes was reported in the book and the criticisms that Trump is cruel, a brat and a bully out only for himself, and that he had someone take his college entrance exams for him is consistent with what many others who knew and worked with Trump before he became president have said about him. Mara Liasson. NPR news This is NPR Live from the news. I'm Queen Achim. The Seas. EU lightning complex fire that's raging in southern San Matteo and Northern Santa Cruz counties has grown to 67,000 acres and is currently 5% contained. That's according to Cal fire. As of last night, 115 structures have been destroyed and evacuation orders for nearly 80,000 people remain in place. Fire officials are warning people to be prepared to evacuate is dry. Thunderstorms are expected for later today and could continue to early next week. Quids Julie Chang reports the Bay Area facing three major sets of wild fires caused by lightning from last week's dry thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says the entire region is expected to get hit again. As another storm moves north from the central coast to the Bay Area and then into the North Bay. Cindy Palmer, a meteorologist with the Weather Agency, says this will be a smaller storm compared to last week. But we can expect dusty, erratic winds, which would make current fires or worse. You may have remember the ones that we saw last week and they were in the 50 to 60 mile an hour range. That is a possibility again, Palmer says. They're also worried about dry lightning, which could start new fires. Cal fire is already stretched to its full capacity and under resourced with all stations responding. Cal fire to Sean Cavanaugh said at a press briefing Saturday that residents, especially those in rural areas, should be getting ready to evacuate at a moments notice areas that are starting to come out to party office. Please occurred of orders. He's ready to go..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The California report and Kiwi D News all continue on this Wednesday at 5 46. I'm Dave Freeman. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm David Greene and returning now to Belarus, where there is growing pressure on the country's authoritarian leader to step down. President Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for nearly three decades, and protesters say his recent re election was rigged. European Union is holding an emergency session today to talk about possible sanctions and we want to get the latest from NPR's Moscow correspondent Lucy in Kim. Good morning. Listen. Good morning. So Lukashenko says he's been mobilizing the army on the country's western borders. I mean, this this sounds like this is just escalating more well, it's certainly escalating, and that's because President Lukashenko is refusing to talk with the opposition. He's basically said over my dead body. The opposition has formed what they're calling a coordination council to facilitate a dialogue. But Lukashenko says this is just the front and that he'll deal with members of this council appropriately, and that's very sinister, given the crackdown going on right now in Belarus, Lukashenko's really been playing up this idea of a foreign threats and spell Arush does border three NATO member states. On. This could be one way for him to draw in his only ally, which is Russia. I mean there's been criticism of him from inside his country from outside his country is known as Europe's last dictator by some sea of European Union leaders meeting now, what do we expect from this will probably not too much. Let's be clear. Belarussians, including Lukashenko's opponents, have not voiced any strong interest in joining the European Union. And that you seems to be seating the final decision to Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday, both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called Putin to discuss Belarus. Still, the Belarussian opposition does see the you as an ally or at least a mediator, Svetlana taken. Oska, the main opposition candidate, has made an appeal to European leaders. I call on you not to recognize this fraudulent elections. Mr Cash and has lost all the legitimacy in the eyes of our nation and the world. But despite that plea, Lucy and you say that that you're might not do Muchas I mean they might not tighten sanctions, or is that under consideration? Well, there's actually a debate. What the you should do Some want to punish Lukashenko for human rights abuses. With sanctions. But others, including members of the Belarussian opposition, argued that punitive sanctions could stop him from entering into a dialogue and push him closer to Russia. Speaking of Russia, I mean what Russia's next move might be is, I think what everyone's kind of watching anticipating what what is the latest there in terms of what Russia might do here? Well, Russia here plays the decisive role. Belarus and Russia are no loose political and economic union. Putin very much views. Belarus is being in his sphere of influence today, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Called the Belarussian elections not ideal. But for now, Russia seems to be sticking to Lukashenko for now. Over the weekend, the Kremlin, Riya reiterated that has a common defense treaty with Belarus and will respond to requests for help by the Belarussian regime. And have we heard anything from the US and all this Just a little bit. The U. S has been pretty absent. Even the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was traveling in Europe last week. He did say that the US is working with European partners on a response and it looks like the Trump administration is letting the European Union take the lead here. All right. NPR's Lucien Kim for us in Moscow. Lucien Thanks as always, Thank you. And this is morning edition from NPR News. I'm David Greene. And I'm Steve Inskeep going to be connecting with Saul Gonzalez out of Los Angeles v D and the California reports L. A bureau with your California report coming up. Joe is here were connected with him. He has been area traffic.

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Handful of active fires, air regulators are tracking some of the worst Hayes in 10 years. Public, especially those with respiratory problems have been advised to stay indoors for NPR news. I'm Julia Paschen in Los Angeles. And you're listening to NPR news. In Belarus, thousands of people took to the streets again demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators As NPR's Lucien camera reports from Moscow. Lukashenko, a five term president is digging in his heels and turning to Russia for help. People turned out for peaceful rallies across Belarus. They paid homage to Alexander Tarkovsky, who was shot and killed by police during a protest Monday. Police this week arrested almost 7000 people protesting vote rigging in Sunday's presidential election. And as detainees are released there, sharing stories of indiscriminate beatings and torture. President Lukashenko has turned down the opposition's offer of dialogue under international mediation. Lukashenka phone Russian President Vladimir Putin after saying the protest in Belarus may threaten Russia as well. Putin has recognized Lukashenko's reelection. The Kremlin has so far taken a wait and see attitude toward Belarus, technically its closest ally. Lucien Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow Aground a Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near the protected areas off the Indian island nation of Mauritius has not broken into two. That's sending the remaining fuel into the turquoise waters. Tugboats are working to clean up the spill most of the remaining 3000 tonnes of fuel that had already been pumped off the ship in the past week. As environmentalists warn that the damage to the coral reefs could be irreversible. The ball carrier strike a coral reef July 25th spilling about 1000 tonnes of fuel, intriguing and environmental emergency. Removing the ship, though, is likely to take months. I'm Janine Herbst NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation Commemorating Fred Cooper by supporting public radio programming that highlights issues including diversity, racism, equality, anti Semitism and sexism. And the M E E. Casey Foundation. This is Corona virus. A weekly report from NPR News, Lulu Garcia Navarro. The race for a covert 19 vaccine is heating up around the world, a key ingredient known as regiment can help improve the vaccine's effectiveness..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Doing. . To set a companion. . Yoshino Colella. . Dollar, Mr , Casio's. . Which is The voice you can hear belongs to Sweat Lonard economics care the main opposition leader in Belarus he until recently was a stay at home mom. . But after the arrest of her husband, , she decided to enter the political arena. . Over the past few months she has brought hope to thousands of people would desperate for change in a country that for twenty six years has been under the authoritarian rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. . On Sunday, , they took to the streets to despite the election result, , which recorded a landslide victory for the president. . The protesters were met with a vitamin response from the police. . Over the past few days, , thousands have been arrested and to have died. . To Oscar has now left the country after an apparent threat <hes> children. . I'm looking he was nearly. . On Tuesday, , she released this video. . In it she looks anxious and her eyes Dart around the room. . She says, she , knows many will condemn her for leaving and that she wouldn't wish this choice on anyone. . PUT She pleads look after yourselves. . Roster. . Not One life is worth what is happening now? ? She's PUT, , the war. . To police who? ? From The Guardian, , I'm Rachel Humphries today in Focus. . Could a protest movement in Belarus bring down President Alexander Lukashenko. . Honolulu Cova. Your . a journalist based in Minsk and on Sunday night, the , exit polls Belarus's election were released and they showed president. . Alexander Lukashenko, , had one eighty percent of the vote people immediately began protesting across the country. . Tell me what happened. . It was a completely peaceful protest people just. . To demand pay a result of this election. . Belarus, Rue Stan's , though recent protesters do not offer demolished buildings staredown building they just got it and then over staten more ride from these team and they started this I he pulled. . Out Whenever rights survived people disappeared and then became again but then more forces came in, , they started using rubber bullets and tear gas what can and so many people get injured. . Also, , know that finished bands at least twice rammed into protesters human rights defenders said at some point that there was one person who died. . That's awful. . What is it been like for you covering these protests? ? For me is a they think the red difference suggests like I. . Minister of information with blame you if you don't wear your press card but if you wear those finds that then you will be targeted this, , it'd be know about journalists targeted Robert Bullets and tear gas just because they were during this. . Journalists detained as well and <HES> I know about. . My colleague editor in chief at Neva he was coming back. . There was on his way to his home when he was detained so he was probably surveilled. . We don't know what what happens human where he is it actually the same portal for for many people journalists the disappeared be looking for them at detention centers, , but also relatives of. . Thousands of people, , hundreds of people are looking for their brothers. . So tyrants who who disappeared during this protest I mean that's incredibly scary hunter and you were journalists reporting on this yourself. . Where you worried about what my to you <hes> yes. . I mean on many levels I'm not at home. . Now I'm elsewhere at a safe location which I will probably have to change. . The Ron though rules like if new report from a conflict area, , you still kind of can understand where you are where you cannot be and here is can detained can be arrested. . You can get in anywhere and if you're journalists doesn't help one of the most outrageous impound in of this police brutality. . People started gathering farther away from the city centre immune. . I was also there and it was redefined away. . They can. . No protests could have happened that before it was just the. . Protests this stay there for a while they wait completely peaceful nothing. . They did nothing they were clapping cars for honking. . And <hes> all of a sudden riot police came again. . So we run away to car and. . Then also stunned grenade were deployed and. . Ride police started firing people and also cars. . So he's Tongres Brennan hit exploded near our car actually have it on video. .

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Declared President Lukashenko the winner, giving him 1/6 term in office. Thousands of protesters took to the streets yesterday, claiming the election was rigged, many of them clashing with police, leaving one protester dead and dozens injured. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the threats of interference in the U. S presidential election from Russia and China are not equal. She's pointing to a more serious risk with Russia's efforts to both President Trump's reelection bid. The Intel warning accused China of pressuring politicians against Beijing's interests inside Russia for disinformation that erodes confidence in our democracy, Goodall Scott Fox news, U. S intelligence agencies warned last week. Those countries plus Iran are actively seeking to interfere with the November election. Protracted legal battle rolls on in Oklahoma over gambling rights for Native American tribes A group of four Oklahoma tribes now asking a federal court to avoid gambling compacts between the state of Oklahoma and to other tribes agreements that were already invalidated by the Oklahoma State Supreme Court. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Citizen Palat Ammi nations, arguing that the U S. Interior Department broke federal law by allowing agreements between Governor Kevin Stitt and the Comanche nation and the hotel Missouri tribe to take effect allowing sports betting card and Table games. A federal judge ruling last month That gambling compacts with the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations signed 15 years ago, automatically renewed on January 1st Paul Stevens, Fox News and at the PGA Championship in San Francisco, 23 year old Colin Morikawa held off Paul Casey and Jason Day to win his first major title. In New York. I'm Carmen Robertson. This is Fox..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Above the health of the people. Lukashenko, accustomed to dissent is having none of it great fanfare. He addressed the nation this week. For an hour and I have government officials set stone faced in a packed hall, neither observing social distancing nor wearing masks. Go. Shankar took credit for defeating the Corona virus, dismissed Oska as an unhappy girl and issued a stark warning before Sunday's election. Good actually So far. This isn't a war. They're not shooting in the streets yet, Lukashenko said billions are being spent in the latest technologies deployed against Belarus. Lukashenko's tried to link it to these shadowy external enemies, but that hasn't stopped her campaign from gathering strength. Still, Artem Schreibman says Lukashenko's reelection is almost guaranteed. Thanks to massive vote rigging and the lack of independent observers. But if I were to bet in some casino like situation, I would probably bet on the regime, but this is not completely clear. The opposition, for its part, is already planning protests. Lukashenko says he's ready for them. Losing Kim NPR NEWS Moscow This is NPR news. It's 6 42 time to check traffic..

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