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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
U.S. "humbly" asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council
"The U. N Human Rights Council after former President Trump withdrew from the organization Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U. S. Will seek re election to the U. N Human Rights Council later this year. We humbly ask for the support of all U N member states. In our bid to return to a seat in this body. The announcement comes three years after President Trump quit the council, saying it was biased against Israel. Blinken says reform is needed We urge the Human Rights Council Look at how it conducts his business. That includes it's disproportionate focus on Israel. And he says countries with the worst records on human rights should not be members of the council in London.
WHO looks at possible 'e-vaccination certificates' for travel
"A vaccine passports is just the latest now. Israel is kind of doing this already but the world economic forum has put forth a video kind of advertising. the use of a vaccine passport The world health organization is apparently looking closely into the use of technology and how it can work with member states towards an e vaccination certificates. Oh so wait from the. Who a completely trustworthy organization and the world economic forum Well i feel safe and cozy. Yeah yeah it's
EU says Moderna to fill vaccine gap by March
"The European Commission says it expects a pharmaceutical company Madonna to make up the shortfall in deliveries of its co the tontine vaccine by next month Madonna has told E. authorities about delays in vaccine deliveries for this month but it's likely the U. S. company says it will have caught up in March Spanish media reports that Spain will be receiving just on the home off of the four hundred thousand Madonna does his he was expecting this week the health ministry that is still the AP that's a similar reduction has been announced across Europe deliveries delays have considerably slow down the road out of vaccines in the twenty seven nation bloc and sparked criticism against the E. U.'s vaccine strategy in several member states I'm Charles the last month
Biden treads carefully around Trump's combative trade policy
"Negotiations over. A corona virus relief package have been central to president biden's first weeks in office but he's also confronting a long list of foreign policy challenges global vaccine distribution trade and the task of repairing alliances that were frayed by former president. Donald trump in his first major foreign policy speech as president last week biden laid out his vision. America is back. Diplomacy is back at the center of our foreign policy. As i said to my inaugural address we will repair our alliances engaged with the world once again not to meet yesterday's challenges but today's and tomorrow's we want to get some reaction now to how biden's foreign policy is shaping up in europe and for that we're joined on skype by rosa balfour director of the europe center at the carnegie endowment for international peace. Welcome rosa hello. And so the president outlined a few immediate changes in his announcement last week including a nuclear arms treaty with russia and the decision to keep. Us troops in germany that former president trump had said would be coming back to the us. So how was his address. And this statement that america is back received in europe. Everything that has happened since by was elected has been well received in europe. There is a nerve well. Ming delight that things have changed in the white house and all of the decisions that were actually taken infest. Few days of the biden administration also welcome in europe however the still awesome europeans are worried about and i think one of them is that while the biden administration really wants to invest on allies and on diplomacy which is music to is of europeans. At the same time there is a bit of a concern that the priorities of the new administration will be very much domestically focused and that that will have implications for trade for climate change prioritize of technology so does raise some potentially troubling issues in the relationship between the us and europe together. We'll let me ask about one of those then rosa because One of the early executive actions that president biden took was signing his So-called american executive order so you mentioned trade as a potential issue. Does europe look at that as a form of protectionism. Well they're all suspicions that bassey's the deep meaning this. This decision actually is and europe would probably be more ambitious than the us in seeking broader trade deal. So i would be cautiously optimistic. That europeans and americans can go through the differences about they all suspicions in europe about the. Us's ultimate goal in terms of trade policy could any concerns about protectionism. Also extend to access to a corona iris vaccine. Because so far the supply has been kind of limited Could there be some tension between the us and europe about who is able to get their hands on these limited supplies. Yes to there's been a bit of a spat with the uk over procurement of crow virus. Vaccines and these could well continue. Having said this there is a general commitments that this coronavirus pandemic really needs to be addressed through global cooperation and european leaders. Have been underlining this and so i think ultimately this line will prevail pasta is modeled because of the pandemic and the desperation attached to wanting to this pandemic and get back onto a normal footing in our lives in the economy. Globally on that idea of getting back to sort of a normal footing. We heard germany's foreign minister. Say that he hopes for a reset of us european relations under the biden administration. I'm wondering rose how easily you think the president can do that. I mean is there any lingering concern in europe to the. Us is just not as reliable as it once was based on the last four years. Yes i'm afraid. The legacy of four years of trump is a pretty dramatic. He's caused a long shadow and they're all doubts. We've seen this before. George w bush was not loved at all in europe and then america bounced back with the bomber with biden. It might take a little longer. But i think all the ingredients all that at the end of the day even if europe and the us do not align on everything they don't align necessarily on their view off the chinese threat or the russian threats but are far closer to each other van out to anyone else. And i'm glad you brought up russia because that was one of the things that the president brought up in his speech last week's asked what he calls the quote determination of russia to damage and disrupt our democracy. He also sort of reaffirmed the united states commitment to nato calling it one of the country's closest friends how is biden's russia policy taking shape it. And what does that mean for. Nato in your view so let's just tremendous because europe has just had a bit of a diplomatic blunder of with russia on the high representative for foreign affairs visits moscow and the outcome visit was very negative but the high representative has also said. There's only so much i can do. If the member states continued to be divided and this is the big issue in europe with respect to russia in particular but also with respect to china's that the member states have quite simply not on the same page. I think biden if he works with his allies in europe and is in listening mode in doing so can help bring europeans closer together. And this affects you. Us corporation russia. But also a nato. On russia we know that nato has still considers russia as the greatest threat. And of course the us decision to wait before. Moving troops of germany is only welcome in germany. Trump's earlier decision to move. The mouse was viewed very negatively in germany. Rosa balfour directs the europe center at the carnegie endowment for international peace rosa. Thanks so much for your time. Thank
AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use by European regulator
"And other covert nineteen vaccine has been approved in europe. European union's medicines agency has authorized astrazeneca's corona virus vaccine. It's the thirst covid nineteen shorts to receive a you approval. The agencies had mccook the safety and effectiveness of this vaccine will continue to be very closely monitored as it is rolled out across the member states. Us regulators are still assessing the astra zeneca shows and despite the european approval. Germany says it won't use the job on anyone over sixty five blaming insufficient trial data
E.U. Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine and Limits Exports
"The EU is bringing in export controls on Corona virus vaccines produced within the block. The mechanism will compel pharmaceutical companies to seek permission before supplying does is elsewhere. The move comes amid a supply disputes between the EU and two vaccine suppliers AstraZeneca and Fizer, with Brussels saying it must guard against the undermining of its supplies. You health commissioners that bacteria, Kita said the measures and showed that all you citizens had access to vaccines. Commitment needs to be kept and contracts are binding. Advanced purchase agreements need to be respected. Today we have developed a system that will allow us to know whether vaccines are being exported from the U. This increased transparency will also come with the responsibility for the EU to authorize with our member states. These vaccine exports
Vials and tribulations: the EUs vaccine push
"The likes of. America and britain are racing ahead with vaccine programs. Most of the twenty-seven member states of the european union have barely left the starting blocks by last week the you had vaccinated one point four percent of its population. in britain. It was seven percent in america. Five and after that sluggish start the block. Looks like it'll be further hampered by cut to supply astrazeneca and pfizer biontech of both said production problems go preclude them from meeting. The expected numbers the eu says. It will tighten export controls and threatening legal action. The president of the european commission ursula von der lion urged the companies to meet their promises invested billions to help develop the world's first covid nineteen vaccines to create a truly global common. Good and now the companies must deliver. They must honor. The obligations. Astrazeneca has defended its efforts partly blaming the eu for delays in signing the contract the eu for its part hasn't yet approved the astrazeneca vaccine. That's expected to happen on friday a month. Behind britain the european commission had set a goal of inoculating seventy percent of europe's adults by the summer. It's a target that looks increasingly unlikely. I think the best way to describe how europe is progressing with the fact. Saination program is radically sophie. Petr is our paris bureau chief. Each european country has delegated all the buying the distribution of vaccines and the authorization for them to european authorities which means that each country ought to be at the same point. But if you actually look at what's happening on the ground that's not. The case is a very patchy pitcher. Then why is that. When you're dealing with twenty seven different health systems and health is something that is not managed at european level it manage country each of those systems different. They tend to be quite centralized. In some cases you take france be good example or centralized as in germany and each system has its benefits in some cases during the early months of the pandemic last year. It was actually thought to helped. Germany's have such a decentralized system. But now germany's steams be finding it difficult to get out the vaccine like disadvantage so it really is this patchwork of different health systems and different campaigns that i think explains the differences across the continent
Vlad tidings: demonstrations across Russia
"On saturday tens of thousands of russians took to the streets in more than a hundred towns and cities across the country. In support of jailed kremlin critic. Alexey navalny protesters chanted. Putin is a thief as well as freedom to navalny chilling videos emerged police beating and kicking demonstrators. The response was not one about an out brutality. More than three thousand arrests were made at. Even mr navalny's wife was briefly. Detained the demonstrations were sparked mr navalny's arrest on spurious charges. Just as soon as he returned from germany last week but protesters were also fired up by to our video narrated by mr navalny and released a day later. Throw it saw my viceroy was thirty. Wrestling depicts a lavish palace. On the black sea. Allegedly built for president vladimir putin and funded with dodgy. Money allegations the kremlin dismissed as just rumor mr putin remains in a tough spot with disquiet spreading and his loudest critic making just as much trouble while in jail as he did out of it. This was not my first protest in moscow in quite a few the past few years are cody. Trotsky is russia editor in moscow. I would say that. Fear was one of caution pretty much on both sides the fact that people have braved the streets brave. The police cordons came out. Despite enormous intimidation campaign was waged. By the kremlin in the preceding days is in itself extraordinary russia's much more repressive state today than it was even a few years ago. The people who were out in the street was certainly not radicals as abba in moscow protests. That was scary. Moments police charging but on the whole the police behavior some restraint and its actions were nowhere on the level of violence and brutality which we saw a few months ago in neighboring belarus. There was no special measures with no tear. Gas rubber bullets so it was definitely tense. But i didn't see many of the accesses and when we spoke to protesters what were they saying. Why were they out. The protesters came from the social strata and had different possibly political beliefs. What brought them out onto the street. Were few things. There was a sense of injustice over the arrest of alexei novel name who was arrested at possible control on the rival at airport and is now facing three and a half years in jail for breaking parole rules on a previous suspended sentence and the reason he broke his parole rules. That didn't comfortable to the police was just happened to be recovering from novichok nerve agent poisoning in germany. So people obvious that as an injustice the other big catalyst for the protest was the release of alexander violence extraordinary two hour long documentary film about allegedly putin secret palace in the black sea coast which was bill deem volumes cronies at a cost of one point three billion dollars. It's your absolutely archetypal. James bond villains had with all the trimmings and the golden toilet brushes that made a big impact. It clocked over eighty million views on youtube. An underlying over that was just general sense of tidiness of putin's regime tiredness of course lack of economic growth it was a very broad protests. And that's what made say interesting. You know lots of people came out for the first time. And so do you think that. That broad dissent a across demographics. On a lot of first-time protesters will will make any difference to to. What the kremlin actually does. It's not going to make any difference. In the short term the kremlin has already said. It's not going to pay attention. Admittedly fiscal putin spokesman said well. We think it was a very small protests. Many more people vote for vladimir putin. That was ironic. Given that alexander was barred from the election in which people voted for vladimir putin the reason the numbers were kept down walls because of enormous intimidation campaigns parents schoolchildren were told to keep their kids at home. Students were threatened with expulsion employs. The employees they'd risk dismissal if they would join the protest et cetera et cetera. The kremlin is not going to release alexei navalny overnight but only himself and he's associates of said. This is not an immediate process. This is a long haul to re coined the famous phrase by me. He'll gorbachev in the late eighties. The process started so. Do you think that the detention of of mr navalny and the release of this video and all of those us have really changed things. Is this a turning point. They do and this change effects vladimir putin's legitimacy which is already being Waning and we. We've seen that in in the raising figures. But this film and alexander. Violence return to russia is a massive blow to putin's legitimacy and to the attitudes and perceptions of putin in the broad russian public as one commentator set to me you know two years ago people had to explain why they oppose putin today they have to justify why they support him. And how has the international community responded to to this protest mood and these protests i think so far west leaders have been watching very carefully. What's happening in russia. has been rhetorical outrage. At least both from angela merkel Sees this as a slap in her face because nobody was in germany under her protection also been marketed. Different reaction from washington. I think we will see a very different response. From biden's administration compared to trump's acquiescence to putin's action has been called for tax sanctions including from poland. A you member states the foreign ministers to discuss next steps. But i think there is also worry amongst western countries and particularly among russian neighbors and countries like the baltic states and poland that events in russia will have repercussions outside russian borders and this north unfounded fears because in two thousand fourteen two years after big protests swept russia features berg and other big cities the kremlin annexed crimea and stuff the war in ukraine in order to change the narrative and dominate political agenda so lot of russia neighbors worried that repression at home and protests against the kremlin will lead to aggression. Abreu arkady. thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason
E.U. leaders consider travel bans, faster vaccine rollout to contain coronavirus variants
"And good afternoon from rather balmy zurich. For this time of year we begin. Today's program in this part of the world where you leaders have been holding late night. Talks in a bid to coordinate their response to the spread of virus. Brussels has stopped just short of an outright ban on non essential travel between member states but warned tougher restrictions could come within days if efforts to curb the virus fail. Well i'm joined on this topic right here in zurich by monocle twenty four security correspondent beds banners. Also at the center for security studies at eight hundred are good afternoon. Beco- can often entirely Surprises out of this. But maybe before we get to surprises. Maybe just bring us up to speed what happened amongst all of those same samsung screens. That you leaders had to look into the hours this morning. Indeed was a four hour online summit as one does these days the ninth. Eu summit actually since the pandemic has broken out and well. Let's say we had a fairly good picture even beforehand. What they will discuss. And what the actual positions of countries are we had a number of statements for example by the german leadership chancellor merkel but also her chief of staff saying that they may be forced to close borders even though this is a measure they they will not really want to take. It should be a drastic measure Dustbin luxembourg's prime minister. Probably most outspoken. Saying closing the borders in two thousand and twenty was a mistake. It would be a mistake to now so these were the positions hence also know very clear decisions. It's fairly vague at this stage. What was decided that indeed non essential travel across borders should be restricted. But it's not clear to what extent by what measures where exactly was on the lion. Eu commission president only made one thing. Clear that at this stage but that may change. That should not be blanket closure of borders at least that okay. So what you're saying. The distillation of that is no no no great surprises. We knew or this is going to go Now we also seen other other measures which have of course now been adopted by member. States individually France announcing off the back of this. That they're now going to expect that people will have to have a cronut s going into the country Can't be older than seventy two hours. Of course something which almost seems to be coming standard these days as much as they want to threaten. They were talking in the language of over the next days. But we know that this is kind of a grip on on the virus with the spread of it in the next few days So was this a little bit of. I don't want to say An exercise in pr to be seen to be doing something because the eu stands for sharing the who's built Really the foundations of its brand around the notion of open borders. There is certainly an element of pr in that and understandably so because we all remember last spring when countries unilaterally without coordinating with very neighbors Closed their borders full. Well sometimes even essential travels it was. It was quite strict at times We all remember that and now obviously the eu is trying to to appear that. They've learned from that that they want to coordinate on this. And that's why this summit has the border issue on agendas strongly to actually prevent countries from implementing measures. But as you just hinted these national measures are still really important where the france opposes the requirement to have a negative. Pcr tests for covid. That actually makes a huge difference. For whether belgians or luxembourg ins spanish people across the border to go grocery shopping or apply for jobs and so on so we still have these national measures. They have to be national also. Make sense it's it cannot all be e you wide but certainly there was a political push to appear like there's coordination. We're only seeing that in coming few days of an all. These suggestions that have been made will actually be put into detail and so it all comes down to the detail how this will be implemented.
On EU's doorstep, UN raises alarm for thousands of young migrants sleeping rough
"Whatever. Two and a half thousand migrants and refugees have been forced to sleep rough in bosnia herzegovina for several weeks on the european union's doorstep despite the fact that suitable sheltered accommodation is available in an interview with you and uses daniel johnson. Peter our chief of mission in bosnia for the migration agency describes the of trying to find a quick solution to this urgent problem. You also explains why it's so important at all. Countries abide by their international commitments to helping vulnerable people in line with the global compact for safe or leeann regular migration adopted by majority of u n member states in december two thousand and eighteen years ago has been a transit country for migrants from greece trying to reach other parts of the european union. Since dan rea two thousand eighteen we've had a perennial problem of a lack of accommodation in bosnia herzegovina. Each window reface seamer thought john just but this year to challenge is actually larger because we have two thousand five hundred eight thousand five hundred refugees in bossier to gopinath sleeping in inhuman conditions. The reason for this is the ability of bosnian political system. If you want to decide where accusations should be because ironically or or cynically she won't. We actually do have sufficient spaces in two centers that we could open within twenty four hours but because a political resistance at the local level do locations. Dc's not happy so it's not a matter of the seasons. It's not a matter of money but it is a matter of political decision-making which obviously now he's ready urgent because the winter conditions are getting worse as we speak so you say that there's a problem of administrative procedure and there's also local opposition to housing the migrants. So that's a very difficult position for you to be in but as you say. The immediate problem is is really urgent. Because it's so cold and the camp that to the emergency count the leaper. Emergency tent camp burned down after being closed because it wasn't suitable for migrants didn't have electricity water. So what exactly is the un migration agency managing to do to help these people well. We're certainly pursuing a two track approach if you like the one we have increased our humanitarian assistance to people sleeping outside interest jackets winter. I sleeping bags sold packages we to get our partners. The danish refugee council and requested try to cover everyone while he's somehow reducing human suffering. Eat obesity does not provide an answer to the need for human accommodation while the other part of the work. We're trying to do trying to support the authorities at different levels to come together and to build a consensus as to where these new accusation could be. So these are the two efforts. But you're sort of stuck in as a un agency in the sense that while we have the resources it's not to or any other un agency to decide where my accusations should be that he's really up to the sovereign country in this case. Both here to go now to decide. I can just go to building erica. Dc sanal migrant accusations so. We're very much dependent on the local political process in while you can support while he can bringing ideas while driving people to get at the end of the day. You're dependent on local. Political decisions has the opposition to migration and migrants in bosnia. Been growing is it. I mean we're not talking about tens of thousands of people by any means are we know we're talking about today. In the county i would estimate about eight thousand five hundred. Marcus enrich In the country of three point five million inhabitants. That should not. I mean that he's not a a a large crisis by any stretch of the imagination There are two issues their first modern stint be located in two parts of the country canceling saudi avoid sonic canton and the frustration specifically again. He's as so being left alone in not heavy as sort of a national strategy. Few michael spreading these accusations center south across the country when it comes to the local population licenses. Debtors small minority that. He's very vocal on facebook older social media channels sometimes using a very phobic language my senses however that if you look at the majority of people they may not have wanted bosnia to become a country for transit migration but they do agree that while the migrants should be our country that they should be taken care of properly absolutely an just wondering what it is that the un migration agency needs to happen. Obviously you want to relocate migrants and for the most part they young men on the where are they from well in terms of the solution. The solution is relatively straightforward from humanitarian operational perspective. We need additional accusation in structures that are adequate ford winter. I think that's in terms of the solution where we need to go in terms of the makeup of the mike and refugee population. Here we have about eighty percents single males and twenty percent families with children and unaccompanied children usually boys between sixteen and eighteen for these families and children. We have sufficient activation so we don't have any families children or unaccompanied or separated children sleeping outside. The challenge faces itself with the single males in terms of nationalities. Biggest group Bangladesh of ghanistan north africa in iraq. He's the makeup of the population that we go have here. I'm what do they tell you. These these young men. Why have they come to europe. Well they've gone to europe of course. Individual circumstances differ but most of them have come to europe to look for a life somewhere fleeing conflict in afghanistan but many of them are looking simply to go to placing within the european union. Start working and send money back to their family. That is sort of the story. You almost universally here. And
Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes tanker in strait
"You're on has followed through on its warning over the weekend that it would begin enriching uranium up to 20% purity. And NPR's Peter Kenyon, reports said state television is reporting that Iranian forces have seized and arrested the crew of a South Korean flag oil tanker in the Strait of four moves ratcheting up Middle East tensions. Iran initially said the tanker was seized do the oil pollution issues, but the seizure comes as Iran in South Korea were due to begin talks over Iranian assets frozen in Seoul. Separately, Iran confirmed its latest violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, beginning uranium enrichment up to 20% purity and its underground forego nuclear facility. Iran began violating limits in the nuclear deal, a little more than a year after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the accord and re imposed sanctions on Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency said it would inform member states about the developments in Iran's nuclear program. Peter Kenyon. NPR NEWS
As Aftershocks Rattle Croatia, Earthquake Recovery Is Slow and Perilous
"Continued to rock central croatia. Today after a six point three earthquake hit on tuesday. Killing at least seven people joanna kakissis reports. Several towns are now in ruins. Rescue teams have been working throughout the night. Trying to find survivors in towns like pet thenia where a twelve year old girl was among the first earthquake. Victims identified petten. Yes twenty five. Thousand residents are sleeping in tents or in their cars terrified of aftershocks that continued into wednesday thousands of others in nearby villages were also displaced the european union of which croatia is a member state is sending its crisis management chief to the earthquake struck area. Tuesday's quake was the strongest ever registered in croatia. An earthquake hit the same spot on monday for npr news. I'm joanna
EU member states unanimously approve post-Brexit trade deal
"Have unanimously approved The post works a trade deal with the United Kingdom. The approval had been expected ever since the deal was announced, and all you leaders warmly welcomed it. It still needs approval from the use Legislature, which is expected to come in February. UK is House of Commons is expected to approve it Wednesday. Meanwhile,
European Union begins coronavirus vaccine rollout
"The European Union began vaccinating people this weekend against Cove in 19. It's an effort that spreads across its 27 member states. The massive vaccination campaign began over the weekend, and the timing is critical. Some member nations air seeing surges in cases, MPR's global health and development correspondent Jason Beaubien joins us now. Hi, Jason. Dalila. So this sounds like a massive undertaking. What can you tell us about the vaccine rollout? Yeah. I mean, absolutely, You know, Europe has been very hard hit by this pandemic. The visor by on tech vaccine is the first one authorized in the EU, and that could actually have ripple effects. Beyond Europe because there are a lot of other countries outside of the continent, but including also the W. H O that will accept authorization from the European medicines agencies in their own regulatory process. So having this start in your really means that these vaccination campaigns May be able to get going all over the world globally. It's really a great assignment, you know, still huge logistical challenges. But overall in the vaccine front, this is really good news. There's also bad news coming out of Europe, however, and that this new strain of the virus that researchers air calling the UK variant is being found not only inside the United Kingdom but really all over the world. Now it's it's significantly more infectious. So far. It has not been detected in the United States, but they found cases in Canada, Singapore, Japan and many parts of Europe. So this new variant sounds really concerning what more do we know about it? Well, the CDC says that it is 70% more transmissible. They believe they also are saying they definitely need more research on it. And they're saying that at the moment travel restrictions are one way T actually try to keep it from getting a foothold. In places like the United States. So a lot of world leaders are trying to stop that new variant from getting into their countries. What new travel bans restrictions? Are we seeing? What's the kind of amazing is we're seeing right now sort of the most aggressive tightening of global travel restrictions at any time. Since the early months of the pandemic. You've got more than 40 countries have band of travelers from the UK, Japan just announced. It's basically barring all foreigners at least until the end of January. Israel is going into a really tight lock down. Some countries are also barring South Africans over another variant that's been found there. And starting today, travelers from the UK into the US they're gonna have to show proof of a negative covert test within the last 74 hours before boarding their flights, So these new restrictions are being driven by the fears about this new strain of the virus. Yeah. So what's the big picture here for the next weeks, months ahead, you know, it really depends with your sort of looking short term or long term. Clearly the vaccines getting out there and getting in people's arms. This is really good from the long term, right. But in the short term concerns about these mutations about these more, possibly You know, transmissible strains that that could be spreading border closures. You know, all of that is showing that the pain and uncertainty of this pandemic really aren't going away in the short term. You know, in over the weekend, you know Anthony Fauci. He was on CNN, he said. We're at this critical point right now, And he's quite concerned that people who've gotten together over the holidays. Those people are going to drive more infections, and we're gonna see a bigger spike in numbers. As we get into the next few weeks, it might actually get worse. Worse than where we are right now, which is at a very bad spot. NPR's Jason Beaubien Thank you. You're welcome.
France takes careful vaccine approach to counter skepticism
"Happening. I in britain in america that simply because of the regulatory approval prices european medicals agency hadn't quite finished its testing. It wanted a bit more data onto the study studies little bit longer. And so the vaccination has been approved by the block and will be rolled out by the block in a unified effort. Yes what happened. Is that the eu father. European commission has set up a central purchasing arm which has bought roughly two billion doses. Vaccines from many different manufacturers. Among advantage of this system is that because of the enormous purchasing contracts the prices sometimes been a bit lower than in other places and having bought them as they become delivered they will be handed out to the european member states strictly in accordance with that population. And how about that sort of national level roll out how. How is that progressing. Already how do you see it. Progressing future well. The interesting thing will be with the benefit of hindsight to see what the best way of doing this. Every country is doing it in a slightly different way so for example in bulgaria. Medical workers got it first in germany and learns the very old. I in the czech republic. The prime minister andrei bobby. Scott i now he is himself ferry olden and somewhat overweight and probably did need to have the vaccine but he clearly jumped the here on the other hand. You could argue in countries. there's liable to be a bit suspicious of vaccines. It makes sense to have a high profile vaccination of a public figure because there's a fair bit of vaccines skepticism around this a great deal of vaccine skepticism around france according to the polls is one of the worst offenders here and they routinely i. I've seen number sang as high as forty percent of french. People say that they want to have this vaccine. And so all of this discussion is predicated on the biotech vaccine. But others are in the pipeline. I mean how do you see that playing into the dynamic here. Yes of course. The one that people are most interested in is the oxford astrazeneca. one because it's far cheaper than others typically costs about two two dollars rather than twenty dollars a day. Spur but patsy for more important it can be stored at normal temperatures. The fis vaccine have to be kept very cold temperatures indeed so it means the vaccinations can really only take place in hospitals or well-equipped centers. And it's much harder to get out into communities. There's a french well made by sun. Ofi which i'm sure will be pushing very hard to to get rolled out sued the other ones too including some wants from china and russia which some countries in europe a key to take because they're cheap and because they may be available but i don't think they will be very widely taken up and on that matter of availability. How is that unified distribution effort playing out eu solidarity over the purchase and distribution of vaccines is a bit of an issue. The european commission wanted this to be a great european project with everybody following the rules and the commission doing all the buying and selling the prices and having it out to everyone. And i think they sorts. I'm afraid to say as a great sort of propaganda coup if could pull it off and they more or less have pulled it off. But we've seen impatience in a number of countries germany in particular who say hungary actually one or two others. They're worried that the eu hasn't bought enough of the first one available. That's defies the vaccine said. They have bought their own supplies. That is very bad. In a way the whole reason why the eu went down the suit in the first place. Was i difficult to keep prices life but also to make sure that you didn't get into a situation where every country was bidding against each other by much more than it needed so there has unfortunately been a bit of that but on the whole the system seems to have worked pretty well. I think the biggest problems actually would. These drugs are log to be availability so much as ability to actually get the stuff out that and with that in mind then do you think that. This approach has increased european unity or just given more opportunity for divisions to arise. I think on the whole it's been a plus for the e you sort of as a central organizing principle that that seems to be pretty much the way the singers in brussels they see this as a bit of a triumph that they got everyone more or less to the start line more or less the same time. There's been a bit of teaching but not too much. The interesting thing will now be. Do they use this as a way to build up further. You wide healthcare competences. So will it be more of this coordinated by will be be more of this planning for pandemic preparedness and for instance declaring health emergencies on an e. You roll the leaving it to the national governments spaces. So yes i mean. The bureaucrats in brussels never miss an opportunity to build their empire fair enough. That's the business that they're in. And i think that if this goes well that will have helped that person long a bit and as opposed in in any case getting these things out and to the people throughout europe couldn't have come soon enough we all really at a very very bleak point in the even lucien of the pandemic in the second or even third wave. I've had three hundred fifty thousand people in the eu. Already dad's up. The death rates in germany are close to a thousand today that set the whole phenomenon of creating and manufacturing and distributing vaccine in under a year is pretty remarkable. We lose sight of that. But it's still been an awful awful tragedy.
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"C. news member states of the world health organisation of Becton independent evaluation into the handling of the corona virus pandemic it comes just hours after president trump who claims the W. H. O. has mishandled the pandemic threatened to cut the WHO's funding permanently unless the organization improved imagine folks reports from Geneva when China on Monday publicly backed an independent evaluation it was clear the resolution would be passed not just the WHO's patrol affected countries will have to look hard at their approach at their food safety their disease outbreak monitoring but the resilience of their health systems and crucially at their information sharing there may be divisions over the WHO's tactics but one thing on one hundred ninety four member states do agree on what has happened in this pandemic the hundreds of thousands of dead the devastated economies must not happen again Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled that laws allowing the country's foreign intelligence service to spy on the tele communications of foreigners outside Germany breach fundamental rights is the first time the court has ruled it constitutional limits on the powers of the German state with regard to protecting individual rights apply beyond German territory how can officials say the security forces have repelled a Taliban attack cold the northern city of condos the defense ministry said the militants had launched the assault from several directions but had been beaten back amber senator Ranjan reports a police spokesman in condo city sep twenty militants have been killed in the fighting but there's been no independent confirmation there has been no comment from the Taliban the insurgent group asked twice before briefly captured condos as strategic off on city close to the border with Tajikistan this latest assault on condos is seen as a serious escalation since the Taliban signed an agreement with the U. S. for a troop withdrawal in late February last week president Ashraf Ghani ordered the military to resume offensive against insurgents following a string of brutal attacks the prime minister of listen to Thomas to Bonnie is formally resigned following a scandal in which he was accused of involvement in the killing of his estranged wife the couple denied wrong doing maybe hopper reports Mr Bonnie has been saying that even though the job to which he was assigned in other words being prime minister of that that has not yet he hasn't competed that what he is going to leave public life he's going to resign and basically he put it in it in this way he said it's time to retire from the great theater of action and it certainly has been the theater of action when him and his current wife have been accused of murdering his estranged wife nearly three years ago on the eve of within everything okay mission B. B. C. news this is W. NYC in New York I'm Rebecca eva for many re open beaches on the Jersey Shore this past weekend provided a preview of what Memorial Day could look like shore towns say crowds came out after governor Phil Murphy gave the green light to reopen their beaches but officials say for the most part they did a good job socially distancing Wildwood mayor P. Byron says the weekend give a sense of a gradual return to normalcy the business people they're like well okay the people are going to come back Iran says it was not as crowded as it would normally be because many boardwalk attractions like arcades and amusement rides remain closed that many criticize a large number of people who showed up saying it would further spread the corona virus to lawmakers have introduced bills to require dropoff sites for organic and electronic waste across New York City councilman Keith powers once every community district to have at least three sites where people can bring their food scraps for composting he says it's especially important now that the city has cut curbside composting and electronic waste collection due to the budget cuts related to the corona virus outbreak this is a weight gain of Christ to maintain some level of organic recycling and the post pandemic wait you expanded composting and make sure that every community has access to it councilman Anthony Reynoso is sponsoring a separate bill to require sites for E. waste recycling a spokesperson for the mayor's office says the administration is reviewing the proposals and western New York including the city of buffalo can begin re opening today the region has met the state's requirements to restart nonessential businesses like construction manufacturing and retail curbside pick up hospitals will be able to schedule elective surgeries however large gatherings such as church services and sporting events are still banned and it's a nice day for socially distanced walk blue skies with temperatures rising to the mid sixties right now fifty seven.
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"Should have it process in the house one that is in his words dangerous to the future of the presidency Republicans accusing hard left house Democrats are using impeachment to drive reverse the president's election victory in twenty sixteen but new Capitol Hill the White House planing to cancel print subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post for all federal agencies the president often critical of the two newspapers tipped his hand during a Monday fox news interview in response the president of the White House correspondents association commented that the decision will not to turn journalists from their work nor curtailing his words holding those in power accountable White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham says the move will save taxpayers in her words hundreds of thousands of dollars online access which publication will continue even after the anticipated directive George funds on a reporting and British prime minister Boris Johnsons call for early election could impact the pending easy decision whether to grant a brexit delay until the end of January the E. U. had been hoping to agree the terms of an extension with a simple gathering of member states ambassadors that decision may not be moved to early next week to allow member states to let events at Westminster unfold mostly use case were prepared to agree an extension until January the thirty first with an option for it to end Dalia if breaks it could be ratified well the fronts had argued for something shorter if the ambassadors come to agree E. U. leaders could yet gather for an emergency brings its summit before the end of the month although they would do it without much enthusiasm ABC's Kevin Connolly more townhall dot com the only thing is another that.
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"Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay. I don't think it is actually, but it turns out President Trump was correct. The world is laughing at us joining us now and b. c. news, chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of Andrea Mitchell reports, Andrea Mitchell, and the director president and CEO of the Wilson center Jane Harman. She served nine terms nine terms in congress to on. We have so much to talk about breath Kavanagh obviously. But you know the, I guess, Trump got it later because apparently he's very upset that the world is laughing on us, and he didn't know we'll spin afterward was that it was written as a laugh line now, clearly it wasn't. You've covered a couple of these speeches before the general assembly for president. Have you ever seen anything like that? No. And I mean, we've had times when American presidents have come in and the world because of the general assembly definitely not being, you know, pro America. When it comes to our rack policy or Middle East policy, a lot of other policies Palestinian issues with Israel. So they've been problems before, but never like this. The Atlantic of Ryan's is the underplayed story is completely fractured here our closest allies. He's criticizing Angolan Merckel and no criticism of Ladimir Putin who attacked her elections. On the very day, the Theresa May was in the general assembly with a very strong statement about the screwball attack and chemical weapons by Russia. And there's no meeting scheduled this week with Justin Trudeau. We're still in the national security fight over trade with Canada are close close neighbor, major part partner of trade, and the fact that he came out and basically said every nation for itself. This was Steve Bannon speech without Steve Bannon written by the acolyte the the Steve Miller. Use a comedy writer. I don't know if you know and his well. Well, it's rating is so bad that number one, but the thought process. I mean, what I really challenges the philosophy that we give foreign aid only to those people who support us that it's not in our national interest and out of the UN human rights commission had problems. But out of all of these agencies zeroing out Palestinian refugee aid through the UN agencies. What does that say? No meetings with Palestinians, any high level here this week. So Andrea is in the category of this was unprecedented David. Ignatius is still with us, and he's got a question for Jane, Harman, David, yes, congresswoman, Harman, I want to ask you run the Woodrow Wilson center in Washington. You see foreign visitors probably almost every day the week. What are you hearing from people overseas as they come to visit you in Washington? What are you hearing them? Say about this administration as foreign policy? So what are you hearing from world leaders. From overseas about this administration's foreign policy, especially from your perspective at the Wilson center. Well, thank you for that question David. I travel a lot for the Wilson center and by the way, nine terms and congress, long time, long time elected in the year of the woman nineteen two, Anita hill with the searing image. People need to pay attention to this. Yes, and I won in lean Republican seat because Maureen Reagan who was running in an open primary against me loss. She was pro choice. The other candidate was anti-choice and all the Republican women came on over to support me and became Republican the message, right? They're gonna. Listen up everybody. It's a big deal that's going on this week. But international leaders were baffled and terrified for while I actually think they're now doing work arounds. I went yesterday up here in the gridlock and the rain to hear president moon and to hear president Trudeau, and they all said nice enough thinks about President Trump, but then they launched on what. Their gender is. And what that tells me is the shock and awe factor has faded from from President Trump's rhetoric, there are things going on here. The Korea thing is, I think very complex and I'm worried that we will make an inadequate deal with North Korea and South Korea, which is is a problem. But today's point world leaders I think were went through at period of of of fear. And I think I think they're now brave enough like Theresa May to state their own priorities, laughing out loud, fill in the vacuum, which is what everyone predicted would happen when the United States chose not to lead under Donald Trump..
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"He's a man of integrity, but I believe Dr four should be heard that has completely changed this week. What was the pivot point you think? Yeah, has changed this week, and I think Jeremy's, right obviously, this has become a galvanizing issue on the right among the base. There's a feeling of resentment and feeling of anger grievance in the sense that this is one of our nominees and they're going after him. And I think that you know, on top of the political pressure, I think there is a sense among Republicans in the White House and the Senate that you know that they're being played in some way that this isn't fact. It's not just rhetoric to say that it's democratic plot. There is a feeling among Republicans that they have. Somehow been on the receiving end of a dirty trick in effect because she did not come up until the end of the process rather than in July when Dr Bazi Ford, I wrote her letter to Senator Feinstein. Now, of course, Feinstein says that she didn't bring this up because Dr Blasi Ford asked for confidentiality, but that you know, there's there's a raw feeling right now. Neither party trust each other, both parties look at each other in the most species. And most, you know. Nefarious terms so that when something comes up like this, it must be part of a plot rather than you know. Sort of human kind of situation where particular woman in California professor struggling with whether to come forward or not. And and so I think those were all feelings of animated this president. He wants to be more aggressive. He wants judged Cavanaugh to be more aggressive. He thought the other night on FOX judge cavenaugh wasn't strong enough and he's telling him when he gets up there tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary committee, he needs to be more forceful in boss to this. I just don't understand after Anita hill and everything that you would think Republicans have learned. Why Elise there couldn't have been on the part of Republicans negative reaction to what President Trump said about the second accuser. What do you have to lose? And by the way you can be very angry Democrats, and you can think there's a plot, you can think it's dirty pool, but you still have to respond in a way where your constituents understand that you have a sense of respect for women that you take something seriously and that you're not a misogynist. And I feel like on many levels, it's a fail fail and fail well, and I think Peter Baker just dinovite exactly that the fact that President Trump thinks that judge Cavanaugh needs to be more aggressive and more attacking. It's exactly the wrong strategy, and it has been the White House's strategy to try to Trump affi- someone who is anything. But the man that I knew who worked at the White House was a serious scholar series person. He was great. I had no. Issues whatsoever and think so highly of him as a mentor to women. And these allegations, he could build upon that history in his defense. But instead the White House's attempting to Trump affi- someone who just isn't that quickpoint Donald Trump has faced these accusations himself from multiple multiple women. And what he's done is he has gone on the counter-attack time and time again. And I think what he's internalizes that he did it. It worked, he's president and therefore, Brad Kavanagh should follow that playbook. I think it's simple as that. That's all true. The underlying issue here, one of the underlying issues is for the first time. In my memory, you have a whole Republican party. There were only one hundred United States. Senators elected for six year terms and you've got fifty one Republican senators who were motivated on a daily.
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"This is a political trial, and if cavenaugh ends up on the supreme court, he needs to bring with him. Some credibility said the institution the court is maintained. And if he does that under this cloud in with a fifty fifty vote in the Senate, we are talking about the potential of institutional damage to the reputation, scream court, and no one is actually processing who would want to damage institutions. I wonder the case you, Joe and I have been making for a week and a half. If you're Brett Cavanaugh and you are adamant that this didn't happen, wouldn't you want a third party? Perhaps the FBI to look into this and let them state unequivocally that it didn't happen if in fact it didn't happen, but we're far beyond the point of an FBI investigation. We're gonna vote on Friday morning. Meanwhile, new poll just released this morning, says there high stakes tomorrow supreme. Court hearings if we didn't know that already fifty, eight percent of Americans tell the NPR PBS NewsHour Maritz poll. They plan to pay attention to the testimony. The poll conducted Saturday through Monday finds the nation is closely divided on Kavanagh's nomination with forty three percent oppose thirty eight percent support and nineteen percent undecided concerning Christine blazey Ford's allegation, thirty, two percent believe Dr. Ford twenty six percent believe judge Cavanaugh and forty two percent are unsure. And when asked that the allegation proves to be true fifty. Nine percent say the Senate should not confirm him while twenty nine percent believe he, she'd be confirmed regardless Jeremy Peters. And then Peter Baker, what is the White House seeing in those numbers? What is the White House seeing in this conversation is it's developed over the last week because as we just showed the president's posture has changed completely. He was on message. He wasn't going after Dr. Ford. He wasn't going after miss Ramirez. He'd been kept sort of in line. By guess, Kellyanne, Conway and others who had sort of set the tone and said, this woman should be heard. She should not be ignored. She should not be mocked. Ridiculed, what changed? Well, that would be one way to handle it. And certainly it was the way that Trump and a lot of other Republicans were handling this intil the pressure from the right, the conservative commentariat and a lot of other more kind of hard right politicians started to really weigh on Senate Republicans. You go online, you listen to talk radio. What you're hearing is confirm him. Now we don't care what these women say. We don't think they're being honest, they are being paid by the Democrats. George Soros is involved, Tom stiers involve all these. These, these, these liberal boogeyman are involved in a conspiracy to take out judge Cavanaugh and that has really had its effect. I don't think that you would have seen Senator McConnell's call for a vote as quickly as he did if that pressure. Pressure had not materialized and what you're hearing now more and more from the right is look, if Republicans don't push this through and confirm him, you can kiss the Senate goodbye because our voters are going to stay home. And I really do think there is some truth to that though. I think Republicans probably lose either way because if they ram this through, it's going to look so bad with the independent voters that they need. But it's also going to look really bad and probably sway the opinion of the people like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins and Jeff flake who ultimately matter whether or not Cavanaugh is confirmed in her interview with the New York Times to my colleague. Nick fan does the other day Lisa Murkowski could not have been clearer in saying, don't rush. This do not rush me. I need to hear from the accusers, and I wanna make up my own mind and I don't think that's a place where enough Republicans are operating from right now. Peter Baker, the president's posture last week was judge Cavanaugh. Is a good man..
"member states" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Asides about how he's willing to sit down and talk with with the Iranians. Everything I hear behind the scenes tells me that Trump has a model. You know, use a lot of rhetoric, beat him up, threaten war, and then sit down and do the deal. And he keeps saying to president Ronnie, you'll in the end, you'll sit down and in the end will do it the, I think he, he means it. This is his model for how things work. So we'll have a lot of bumps along the way. But I think in Trump's mind, there's this idea eventually we'll get to a new negotiation. I'll do the deal that President Obama could never do the great deal. So so I wouldn't. I wouldn't just ignore the talk about about about so Peter Baker mentioned that President Trump then spoke out on his supreme court nominees. Second accuser thought the day was done, but it kept going here is President Trump slamming. Deborah Ramirez is credibility. Has nothing. The second is doesn't even know. Things may get, put it in heaven. Maybe she had mitts that she was drunk. She admits time lapses. There were five lapses. I think it's horrible what the Democrats have done. It's It's a a con game game. to play. They're really just trying to convince, you know, they don't. They don't believe themselves. They know he's a high quality person. They don't believe it's just resist and obstruct. They're playing a con game and they play very well. It cannot be allowed to and. The demographics are playing a cod. Con gay? Is there engine shakes. They know quality and they wink at each other. They know it's alright lis Jordan. So this is fascinating on many levels. I think his comments about the user disgusting. I also think that he, he, we. I think we're gonna see a risk to the Democrats completely overreacted this that liberals of reacted this and that Republicans some of them play into it too much. This is the kind of thing. Trump loves, sowing doubt about people questioning their credibility if it revolves around sexy, even more interested. I mean, if it if it gets into the gutter, that's where he's the happiest, but I think they're political ramifications for both sides if we get in on this fight. I mean, there's a story here that's gonna play out on Capitol Hill. In my opinion, the Republicans should be calling for an FBI investigation and respect the facts. Will you look at what just happened there with Donald Trump and he has this moment where he's on the international stay. He could talk about America's role in the world, but instead he does. He goes, drink loves, it might, yeah. And so you look at the political actors through this confirmation process and they have been. Been the one to have been really failing. You look at what Donald Trump did. Just they're attacking the cues. You look at Mitch McConnell yesterday, talking about the assistant that they brought in to question the cures tomorrow into question, judge, Cavin, all this is just been a complete misplaced from the politicians on the Republican side, the male politicians and guy they're supposed to be guiding someone who isn't a political actor, judge cavenaugh through the process and their missteps may well blow this. And this. I mean, look at how excited he was to compared to the house, reading that speech. It's just a different type of person almost this is we'll have. Yes, I would say there were two ways for Donald Trump to deal with Debbie Ramirez, accusations, assuming that he wants to discredit them, which is very apparent. He does one would be what he did of sort of vicious attack sayings, just that for some reason, if you were neabry aided, you couldn't possibly account your own sexual, which is absurd. The second way would have been listen. I respect her story. I think she's wrong. Let's get to the bottom with it by looking into the facts, and that would have been the sober-minded way to do this. And I can't get over the fact that the Republican party simply has refused to take that second round with respect to Dr Florida's. Well, I mean, we were talking about this, but if you were accused of sexual assault in, you knew you were innocent one hundred percent innocent you would do everything you could to. Open up the books on your life. You would call every single person for ten testify you'd ask if not demand for an independent investigation because you would have nothing to hide in the reason you would do, especially in the circumstances because this is not a criminal trial..
"member states" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"You heard a lot of Bolton's view about Iran, and that speech Iran has been an important element of John Bolton's world philosophy going back years. So. The confrontation, the desire to sort of take on is something that John Bolton has been advising Republican, presidents do for quite a while, but you member, you know, no speech is going to constrain President Trump. No speech is gonna is gonna define even how he approaches things. Year ago. He was full of Belqass toward North Korea today. He's praising Kim. Jong Hoon is terrific and and practically his best friend on the world stage. So really very much something that is a one man presidency president who can shift on a diamond. It comes to foreign policy depending on on how he thinks things are going. Is that your view that the price of a speech, the value of a presidential speech has just been completely downgraded in this presidency. And so Donald Trump appears to be reading for the first time, a speech from the teleprompter. It's so unauthenticated. We know. That the second that he leaves the fischel format. He's going to say what he really believes. And so I guess I somewhat see why they're disincentivize the national, the whole natural security apparatus, his speechwriters, his calms people from spending a lot of time and effort on a big speech for the UN general assembly. But it is sad that the president doesn't seem to take these ceremonial duties seriously and give it do respect. You know, you wonder after watching TV and realizing that laughing with not a good thing. The last time he was publicly laughed at this way was I think the White House correspondents dinner at any ended up running for president. So what you can do end up running. David. David, we're all focused on the laughing. I think it was significant. I really do. I felt it deeply having said that. Could it be argued that his policy and his approach has made the world safer, perhaps surrounding North Korea and events in North Korea are? Are there positives to draw from in terms of the president's approach? We'll it's hard not to see the world as as somewhat safer world after the rhetoric about North Korea. We are now in a diplomatic negotiation with North Korea about denuclearization. Nobody knows where that's going, but I think that process is a good one. And I think it's given Trump's some some confidence. I thought Peter baker's comments about the growing primacy of John Bolton. The national security adviser were interesting. I still, as I look at the ministration see center way in foreign policy president himself, obviously, but secretary state Mike Pompeo. He's he's kind of the guy can finish Trump's. Sentences, and he's the lead negotiator with North Korea. He's really the key strategist, I think on Iran and how to deal with with with Iran, he's appointed a range now special on voice to cover all the key issues, Afghanistan, Syria. North Korea. So. The Trump show is unpredictable. And as we saw laugh prone as ever, but there is a little more balanced in how policies conducted out at the State Department now. Okay. Real quick mica had David. How does secretary pump peyot figure he's going to deal with the run, take care of Iran's issues with regard to the rest of the world without really talking with run. So I think we should take seriously. Mike Trump's repeated..
"member states" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Tyler. Zeynab Salvi. Thank you both as well. Great to have you on coming up after showing some restraint. President Trump escalates his rhetoric against Brett Kavanagh's accusers, the New York Times Peter Baker joins us with his latest reporting on that plus new reporting on the president's thinking about deputy attorney general. Rod Rosenstein. Oh yeah, that's going on tomorrow to a head of their highly anticipated meeting which happens tomorrow morning. Joe is coming right back. Less than two years. My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. America's so true. Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay. He'll about. That was good to get some great. I'm a change man now and it's all because of pathological liars anonymous. Why I even have my picture on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Yeah, every day. Welcome back to morning, Joe. It is Wednesday, September twenty six with us. We have MSNBC contributor, Mike barnicle politics editor for the Daily Beast. Sam Stein calmness and associate editor for the Washington Post David, Ignatius former aide that George W Bush White House and state departments, Elise Jordan, New York Times reporter, Jeremy Peters, and chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. Peter Baker, Joe has the morning off. But Willie, we were talking last hour about the president getting laughed at at the UN. It's queer. The world was laughing at him. You get a window into what he is appears to be like to the outside world. Do you think he got it? The president didn't get it in the moment. Again, it was stunned by the laughter didn't know what was going on Peter Baker. And then as we showed, he said, was written that way. We wanted to break the ice at the beginning of your reporting from the White House. What was the real reaction to Trump. Getting laughed at in front of the world. Well, this is the president's not used to audiences like, you know, he, he only speaks to rallies in friendly places that rallies that are usually very affirming for him that that he plays off of this energy between him and his supporters. This is not a crowd of his porter. This is a crowd of very skeptical in some cases, hostile, foreign leaders who haven't taken his leadership and what he was saying. The beginning was this this bracket braggadocio about how great he's doing and how great America's doing. Didn't necessarily go over well and that hall. So I think he was a little flustered by that, and there's some who think that in fact, his lashing out later in the day at judge Kavanagh's accuser, and some of the Democrats who are who are opposing him was at least a function of his frustration over what happened in that hall that he was sort of reacting to that sort of mockery ineffective. He was feeling right on these world leaders. So Mike barnicle who in the White House, who is the person who had the job to tell the president know Mr.. They weren't lifing with you like at a rally, but the entire world was laughing at you. I think someone would do. Walking around frustrated. Then obviously he got the message and I'm not going to go on a limb and think he got it himself. Could you give me about three or four years to come up with an answer. I mean, there is no one. There is no one. So that just said that was great. If I don't know whether they said that was great, but there's no one who's going to bring up anything negative to him, how much TV did he watch yesterday? Yeah, exactly. But you know, let's you know, Peter Baker, and then I'd like David's reaction to this as well according to your reporting. Peter does this speech yesterday represent a real ascendancy for John Bolton along with Stephen Miller who is always the drafting these epic speeches, but John Bolton's voice seems to have been planted in parts of that speech. Well, it is, yes, obviously, right now, Bolton is the poly the most important voice in his ear when it comes to foreign policy other than perhaps even Miller particularly on immigration issues..
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"Literally, it appears every move they make falls flat from calling this Email prosecutor that they're bringing in do questioning which you could spend well, as, you know, we're self aware. I don't think it would be the most comfortable situation for a woman to be surrounded by ten men and questioned about a personal life. So we are being mindful of that and and bringing in a like minded you could you could spend this in a positive way or calling her assistant? What is that? That's just you don't need to have unforced errors like that. At this point. Ramming the vote through on Friday morning, not even twenty four hours after the testimony. It shows you don't even care what she has to say. Can they even pretend to care about women? Can they even take this and use it as quite frankly, an avenue to show that they care about women that women should be heard in that women should be respected? Why can't they help themselves? What am I missing? The optics are terrible, terrible, but I don't think this is Lawson Mitch, McConnell. Let me offer an alternative thinking he has viewed as what's going on. What I believe he needs that he believes needs to happen is the bleeding needs the stop, and he's going to put up this vote despite that he says, he's going to spring corn. All that say that first base, but I think he understands the risk full well. He may put this for a vote on on Friday morning and I don't think rushing the vote actually may work in Republicans favor because remember, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, we'll have to go back to their states of Maine, Alaska. Explain why they support judge cavenaugh. You also Jeff flake on the committee. So I think I think leader McConnell is willing to risk getting this done just one way or the other, either get them on the screen court or have it over with. And by the way, there's a great argument to be made for eight on the court and not nine conservative. We can talk about that at another time, but I think that's what's going on. Here. Final thoughts. Just I personally at this point, don't understand why the Republicans don't ask for FBI investigation and this the least they can do what we need to do. Regardless if you're a democrat Republican, we need to do the right thing, right? And the right thing is to respect both judge Governo as well as Dr. Basically, Ford, we need to do the right thing by investigating it wing to do. I think my taking our time to actually decide what's the right thing to do, but this rushing makes jaded, it makes it cynical at clues us everyone's credibility here, and that's my call out. It's for us to do the right thing that just thing that through thing. And that is based on the foundation of respect Politico's Jake Sherman. Thank you very much, Rick.
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"Background, but should be getting a lot more attention in the next couple of days. Jake. Would it be over the border wall funding strictly, or is there something else complicating this measure? There shouldn't be anything else complicating this measure because the border wall is the one thing the president has said he wanted, and he's not gotten if you're the president, you're staring at a really certain possibility, not a certain possibility of very high likelihood that he's not going to have a Republican Washington in a couple of months. And this is the one thing probably the central tenant of entire presidential campaign was this border wall something that in an all Republican Washington with Paul, Ryan and Mitch McConnell, controlling Capitol Hill. He's not been able to get. So if he doesn't shut down the government, this time, there's a likelihood he could do it in December in a lame duck session of congress. So I think the chances of government shutdown before the end of twenty eighteen are extraordinarily high. Mike, Jake big day tomorrow to testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee, Dr Ford and judge cavenaugh like Like the the. season ending finality, finale of, you know, a big soap opera deal produced by Donald Trump, five o'clock rod Rosenstein at the White House. So given what might occur tomorrow the cosmetics of what might occur tomorrow the optics. The testimony judiciary committee is Mitch, McConnell, determined. Is it set in cement that there will be vote, Friday or Saturday? It's not setting cement to the Senate. Judiciary committee has taken the first step to set up a vote in the committee on Friday and Chuck Grassley. The chairman of that committee said last night. Basically, they are noticing it to get people get it on people's radar. We'll see how the hearing goes on Thursday and then they'll make a decision. But in at the top of playbook this morning, Republican Senate Republicans have told the White House told other people in Washington that they could vote on a procedural measure to advance Cavagnaud cavenaugh as soon as Saturday. So all available evidence. Again, we don't like to make predictions right now, but all. Available evidence indicates that the Senate Republicans are pushing ahead with this nomination. They're leaving almost no possibility for this nomination getting off the rails and they believe they could move as soon as this weekend in a very rare weekend session for the Senate. So it does look like all full steam ahead at this moment. And Mitch McConnell has said as much had said, basically, cavenaugh will be a supreme court Justice in short order. So what is the pressure as you talk to senators congressmen and women and their offices? Jake, that they're feeling from the outside from conservative activists from their own constituents about this nomination. It's almost an avatar for something else. We can't back down. We can't lose this fight regardless of what the testimony is tomorrow. Is there any world? Is there anything that Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley could here tomorrow that would change their votes on judge Cavanaugh? I think the most important thing to keep an eye on is anybody who's worth their salt in Washington, who's involved in this. Campaign, not people who are just who are detached from the campaign, but people were spending money and looking at the polling data know that this election hinges on basically one subset of the population college educated female voters. There's nothing else almost that matters. Those voters went for Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen in larger number than people expected and have peeled off. You see, you talked about the Florida Senate race in the Texas Senate race. You're seeing women in big numbers, go for Democrats. You could chalk that up to whatever you'd like. But I think most Republicans feel like they're going to have a woman who's going to be most likely sitting at a table of motion about a an episode that she recalls thirty years ago, and you're gonna have a bunch of white men who are going to go ahead with the nomination and vote on this nomination for Brent cavenaugh just days after that. So if you talk to Republicans privately, there's no question. They're concerned about the dynamics and the optics as you put it the cosmetics. That's it's we're right on the door. Step of election day, so it's incredibly important. The optics are more important than ever. So Rakipi here, Jake's reporting, it seems they're aware of the optics and the dynamics, and yet..
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"Dot com. We have so much going on there and a big event yesterday during the today show also on the today, show was Mandy Moore, all my gosh. She's favorite actresses on from this is us and many other things, and she watches morning Joe. She posted an Instagram. This was a thrill I watch morning Joe every AM before I can confirm that I interviewed her last year. She was incredibly smart and charming and all she wanted to talk about was morning, Joe. Oh, that's so great morning mandate. Thank you. That was so nice. It was so great to meter and fun to be there. Thanks to our friends at the today. Show coming up. Americans don't know who to believe in the Brett Cavanaugh controversy. We'll have the numbers on that. Joining us. Now, senior writer at politico and the co, author of the playbook. Jake Sherman Jake, we're looking at another government shutdown. This one brought to you by Donald Trump will. The big question that's around the capital right now that if the cavenaugh hearing goes poorly, the president might according to Republicans, I've talked to many Republicans yesterday is at risk to shut down the government as a distraction. This is what Republicans are telling me, the White House denies it. But remember, government funding runs out at the end of this week. And we've seen this movie before last time. Government funding was up the president said he was going to sign a big spending Bill and almost did not had Paul Ryan at the White House, almost begging him to sign it to avoid a government shutdown. And now we're forty one days before election days of the stakes are extraordinarily high. It's obviously an incredibly newsy week in the president has not yet publicly said that he's going to sign this Bill. So something that's kind of falling into the..
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"At some point. There's prime prepared for negotiations. He sees the same process that happened. With North Korea. Eventually, I think happening with Iran and be a lot of bumps in the road. So the however much we and others may be troubled by what the president said. It's clear that in his own mind, he thinks this is working says, president. Ronnie Veron said afterward. The President Trump suffers from a weakness of intellect, so they're trading insults back and forth here. Is it true though? Some of our guests said yesterday that President Trump actually wants to sit down with Honey. He wants a new Iran deal. He wants to reshape that relationship. If he does want to sit down with Iranian redeems actually, then he needs to deal with it differently. He's underestimating with the meaning of cultures high-action deal this. You have to be respectful so you can encourage them to sit down with America. He's also under. It's not that Iran is a good guy on is a bad guy. They are meddling in this neighbors. They are financing military militias, all over the region. It is. How do you deal with the bad guy? Do you actually make them close to you? So you can actually monitor and tame that, or do you isolate them and make them more aggressive and what he's doing mishandle someone cultural Heaney's cultural advisor, honestly, someone, this is how you get someone in from Iran on the negotiating table, not is not bullying them, not insulting them as actually dealing with them as they in dissent. How do you deal with them to get back to you what I mean? He's missing the Mark Rihanna also said that the President Trump is missing sending international, the principles of international relations, and he's using authoritarian doctrine to deal with international relations and that is accurate. I would have to say, okay, culture, advisory add that to the list of history advisors, sexism advisor, maybe an overall truth adviser, it's it's got its problems, this presidency, Rick Tyler. Were there any pieces of the speech that were strategically foot in place for the Republican base. No, I don't think so. Mika look the. The president took his comedy show to the world and in six official languages of the UN. They got the joke, but sir, but being serious about it, he outlined his vision of withdrawing from the world. I think you know the trade deals that he has tariffs are bad idea because they're attacks on on the consumer, but he's also misunderstanding the history of the world is stabilizing force. And then after World War Two, there was a reason we paid for defensive Europe, defensive Japan, and he'd seems to ignore all that history and what was revealed by sort of laughter at the beginning of the speeches that he is not taken seriously by this UN. Look, I got lots of gripes with the UN and a lot of beaks with the UN. I do think for instance, world court is a bad idea. I think he's right about that. But if they don't respect him, then it's a wasted opportunity. He is. He was. It was a real wasted opportunity with the lead. Of the free world. The United States can go to the UN and outline its vision for the world, and his vision was we don't need you anymore. We're withdrawing and you all don't pay enough, and you all are bad actors, and we're just gonna go home while we've been there before we did that Woodrow Wilson, that led to World War One. So I think this is a very serious moment that the president in his leadership is not taken seriously by the world, and I don't know how we recover from that. I don't either. I think it has so many Quanta quences pretty tough day at u. n. j. with America as the biggest loser to us. I guess reality show terms still ahead. The federal government is once again on the brink of shut shutdown..
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"Long would take to repair the damage that is being done on a daily basis to both institutions? Well, I might keep put your finger on what I think so many of us feel watching everything coming out of Washington Washington is in a partisan war. The likes of which I, I've never seen. We've had nasty supreme court confirmation battles, but but never won a sharply polarized as as this we, we've had. Presidents who attacked the opposite party. Never in these in these terms. I think one powerful strand of cavenaugh stories that real human experience the experience of Dr Ford, her memories of it, our trauma, having told her husband or therapist or friends about these memories years ago before Brett Kavanagh's supreme court nomination was ever even imagined. Moore, all thinking about it and dealing with that reality of trauma. I'm also struck Mike by the fact that the Republicans know they have to be careful. This is a different country in some ways, and they know that if they didn't have respected woman prosecutor asking questions of eleven men from the Republican party, asking those questions, the country would be angry. And so I think that that says that, however, nasty this spectacle has been this week. The country has moved some. The claims of the women who are victims in these cases, I think of being taken more seriously probably are more frayed of seeming to roll right over them. Really? Well. It's gotten very view circling, and I think it went very well. He'll about. That was to get some great now meant to get some President Trump telling reporters that is laflin at the UN was intentionally come on Stevens. Not think that does he even Miller's one of the great comedy, right? Right now. John doesn't want anybody to come into America unless they're white. That's it. Well, that's not what. As for the content of funny residents from speech, he took on Iran and took on what he called globalism. Iran's leaders so chaos, death and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders, or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources. To enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond. Radiant people are rightly outraged that their leaders have embedded billions of dollars Moran. Stretching. The United States has launched a campaign of economic pressure. To deny the regime, the funds it needs to advance its bloody agenda. America's policy of principle realism means we will not be held hostage to old dogmas, discredited ideologies and so-called experts who have been proven wrong over the years time and time. Again, the United States will not be taking advantage of any longer. America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embraced the doctrine of patriotism. The United States is the world's largest giver in the world by far of foreign aid, but few give anything to us. That is why we are taking a hard look at US foreign assistance. Moving forward. We are only going to give foreign aid to those who respect us. And frankly, our our friends. So David nations, I was going down a list of what's happened in the foreign policy front since last year speech over the last twelve months, the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the president pulled out of the Iran deal. The tariffs put on China, the summit in Helsinki with leading Putin the summit with Kim Jong Hoon going after NATO for its spending the list goes on and on what jumped out at you as different in new about his speech this year versus last? Well, I think you have to say that President Trump is getting more confident in the way that he wants to run the US foreign policy. Pulling out of international organizations, treaties agreements, traditional alliances that he thinks that's that's working a year ago. We had the intense rhetoric toward North Korea, the speech shit, the UN a year ago talked about rocket man, and we were shocked. And then the fired fury period at Trump says to himself, says, says to the world, look now in negotiation with North Korea about about denuclearizing. It's it's program. He's playing exactly the same script now with Iran, very sharp rhetoric, warning Iran of consequences at the same time. You didn't play this clip, but it's very interesting. He's saying to the president of Iran has some real Honey, the I'm ready to sit down and talk with you..
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"I can't even. I mean, what. What's wrong with them. I mean, I actually think there could be a really good reason. Sam Stein politically to have a woman asking the question could be a really great way of saying that and he just, I don't know what, what happened there. He can't look at a woman in any other way, but a supportive role that is lower obvious discomfort that Senate Republicans have about this entire process. And I think it's been bungled at various points. Obviously, while I guess to me, it's very odd that they are rushing it for that precise reason. It does come off as deeply insensitive to the story of this woman. Why not bring in a psychologist as a witness to to further bolster the testimony won't bring in a medical expert in addition to the friends in Mark judge that would actually create a form that could be both helpful for the confirmation process for Beckham node also informational about the issue of sexual assault. In the end, though the real damage here is not necessarily going to be to break cabinets supreme core. Confirmation proceedings or not what they're essentially doing. Nothing that's happened this week will encourage future victims of sexual sell from ever coming forward. If they're the person, they're accusing a person of privilege or power. Because what we've witnessed is that institutions partisanship will all be aligned against you. Donald Trump is the most powerful man in the world. Okay for him to take the time to go after an vicious, nasty way. Dead Ramirez, who is probably in her point of Iran, intense emotional vulnerability is jarring, and it will have ramifications for years to come for people who have been victimized by sexual assault and feel that they need to come forward. But look at what happened to her and say, I can't do that and just say, again, the woman's name, the assistant is Rachel Mitchell. She's twenty five years, but a sex crimes prosecutor won every award. You can win the state of Zona, but I wanna I wanna ask you when you hear Jimmy in say, this didn't happen definitively he doesn't believe. The story put forward by Dr Ford when you hear President Trump going after Debbie Ramirez. And then on the other hand, when you hear Democrats saying there should be no due process, this guy is a bad guy based on circumstantial evidence. Things we've heard about him. He shouldn't be on the supreme court. What do you hear when you hear all that other than two sides made up their minds before this process even started, I hear sexism being manifested in public radio, digital Mayes, Ellie women's claim saying we're not taking with our claims taking with respect and integrity. This is definition of sexism. It's being manipulated. I'm a huge believer of to process, and there needs to be due process doesn't matter who it is and then Saint time to dismiss a women's lame is this respectful of her entire story. It is not easy to talk about such intimate emotional issues. It's not easy to talk to your best friend about it. It's not eat still care therapist. It's not easy to going to politicians who are to start with cynical about your own thing. We need to start with the basic. Sept of respect for women just just not same extends to not holding vote within eighteen hours of ten money. I mean, to be able to fully process what's going to happen on Thursday. I would imagine people would want to take some time to think about it talked, maybe the friends talked to a psychologist or medical expert, but for them to schedule a vote at nine thirty eight on Friday where they will have basically twelve hours or so texture process was says, isn't Intel insulting to Dr Ford David, like you? I've been sitting here listening to this conversation this morning, like you my hair when I have left of it is growing. And I'm wondering about your thoughts on the following premise that the institution of the presidency in the United States Senate that everyone so revered, not that long ago is now so badly damaged. That one question that might be asked is how..
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"In less than two years. My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. America's central. Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay. We're going to start the show right there. What works on the campaign trail doesn't necessarily work at the United Nations. Good morning and welcome to morning Joe. It is Wednesday, September twenty six. Joe is off today with us. We have an NBC contributor, Mike barnicle politics editor for the Daily Beast. Sam Stein authors AM Salvi Republican communication strategist and MSNBC political contributor, Rick Tyler, and columnist, and associate editor for the Washington Post. David, Ignatius a lot to get to, especially with the Brett Kabanov hearings and potentially vote on Friday, but I just want everyone to stop for a second and get reaction to the sound bite. You just saw and the laughter you just heard. I think it was a significant moment. What you saw there tells you a lot about how the world leaders see Donald Trump and they are openly laughing at him that is tweets. And his loyalty oaths at his sexism and his makeshift meetings with dictators at his lies and his reality show policies, aren't they? The world is laughing at the president of the United States, and Donald Trump's America has become the butt of a big joke and David national start with you. The consequences there. No laughing matter are. They are seriously. United States has been used to kind of unquestioned leadership in the world. The UN general assembly meeting every September was a symbol of that. What I thought we saw in watching President Trump's speech was rally reality TV for real. The reality is that this president came before that body and the kind of statement he makes teen leeann his rallies around the country. I've been more successful almost any administration, and from that world body, he had received spontaneous laughter at that claim. Even Trump in an unusual moment had to acknowledge it that sort of awkward. That wasn't the reaction I was expecting. Yeah, but it's a snapshot of where the world is right now. The United States in two years has significantly changed his position in my judgment for the worse. We are not seen as the leader of traditional institutions Trump was bragging about how he's pulling United States out of them out of the international criminal court out of the UN human rights commission. He was citing those advantages of his policy. The rest of the world for the most part feels very differently. And that's what we saw yesterday. Interesting. Sam to when you watch the president, he was. Jarred by that moment because he's used to getting cheer and Atta boy when he says that we're doing better than we've ever done before at a rally like he will right Mississippi coming up shortly. But there he, he kind of paused stopped in his tracks and said later, in fact, well, it was meant to be a joke. He said it was I was written in in the speech as Joe. But obviously, if you if you look at the content of the speech, it was not unlike the one he made last year which is putting forth a Stephen Miller America first policy in front of the world. Someone who's had people laugh at and along teen Li, it hurts. It's jarring. Okay. So I feel bad for Trump in that sense. But no, I don't, but I think you know, it's funny because you look back at his Twitter feed prior to when he became president in one of the most predominant themes for Donald Trump was that the US have become a laughing stock of the world. He talked about how people were laughing at us now it's actually happened, and I think for him, it has to be going has to be frustrating. Embarrassing. But then I then I step back this is sort of the personification of his foreign policy. He wants the isolation, his whole thing is America first and the consequences that may be laughter. But it also is just putting us in a different place than the rest of the world. The speech was geared towards that. It was about everyone respecting their own sovereignty was about setting up essentially an international patients system in which people have to show respect in exchange for us helping them..
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"Of a nato member state no well at least elaborate feel free so i think maybe maybe maybe two years ago two three years ago putin was looking for a situation where he could test article five not start world war three but test article five and have the have nato blink and then make the case look nato's a paper tiger and use that as a precursor to begin to break up the alliance and push the united states out of the transatlantic community i think he's given up on that he's gotten a lot of pushback not just from the tail end of obama administration but trump is accelerated assistance to nato he's been very firm in the article five we've we've we've given more arms to the ukraine better arms to ukraine so he's he's at a stonewall their every i think most of us that follows really closely we look because putin's and opportunists and he's looking for places to look tough it's not in the baltic states it's not in ukraine it's not in georgia it's not in the middle east in syria we look at the western balkans right you remember the balkans in the nineties we had troops there we had fighting an air war in kosovo costa serbia bosnia herzegovina many of these state some of these states are troubled state the russians fuel that and that is a place where if putin was gonna metal most of us think that's that's where he would poke his finger next let's look at china of course we're dealing with china on a variety of fronts the biggest one at the moment used to be economic and trade with the the question of of tariffs back and forth but there are a lot of other issues china taking over chunks of territory in the south china sea arguably challenging the integrity of at least a territorial waters of nations such as vietnam such as.
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"Chairman rodger ales and attend e affirmed wolf's version it turned out will fit hosted the dinner at his own home wolf tells npr that he stands by what he wrote in the book 100 percent it's now a bestseller gainful conflict npr news the labor department says hiring slowed last month with us employers adding one hundred and forty eight thousand jobs npr scott horsely reports the unemployment rate held steady at four point one percent the december hiring figure was somewhat below what forecasters were expecting despite strong gains in the manufacturing sector white house economist kevin hassett says the number may have been thrown off by a shift in holiday shopping away from brick and mortar stores i think that what happened is that there is a surge christmas sales with their online sales and i think that the main story about why this number was a little disappointing is that the retailers did higher like they used to overall the us economy added one point eight million jobs during president trump's first eleven months in office that's down about thirteen percent from the same period in 2016 under then president obama scott horsely npr news washington us ambassador to the united nations nikki haley today said that human rights are not a gift of government to citizens and told the un security council the us will be watching or running leaders respond ongoing protests there haley says the international community needs to do more to prevent the islamic republic from silencing the message of protesters every un member state is sovereign but member states cannot you sovereignty as a shield when they categorically deny their people human rights and fundamental freedoms kelly spoke a security council meeting called by the us at least twenty one people have died in antigovernment demonstrations in iran that began a little more than a week ago those protester focus on economic concerns and a variety of other issues the nation's trade gap that's the difference between what us companies sent overseas and foreign firm ship to us shores rose in november to fifty point five billion dollars that's the largest imbalance in some six years an update on wall street the dow jones industrial average gained two hundred and twenty points closer 25000 295 this is npr.