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Sudan says it signs pact on normalizing ties with Israel

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00:55 sec | 2 weeks ago

Sudan says it signs pact on normalizing ties with Israel

"Sudan has formally signed what are known as the abraham accords to normalize ties with israel treasury secretary steven mnuchin was on hand for the event. Npr's michelle kellerman has details. The trump administration has been encouraging arab states to normalize ties with israel in exchange for separate deals with the us in sudan's case the us remove the african nation from the state sponsors of terrorism list in order to ease sanctions after sudan agreed to compensate victims of several terrorist attacks in africa. Mnuchin also says he signed a deal to provide a loan to sudan to help it clear about one point two billion dollars in arrears to the world bank that could provide much-needed international help four sudan which had been a pariah state during omar shears thirty year role. He was ousted in twenty. Nineteen michelle kellerman. Npr news

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Illinois reports more than 13,000 new cases and 126 new deaths statewide

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04:37 min | 2 months ago

Illinois reports more than 13,000 new cases and 126 new deaths statewide

"Live from npr news. I'm jack speer. With corona virus cases surging across the west new data released from the federal government shows just. How many hospitals in the country say they are facing critical staffing shortages. Npr selena simmons duffin reports nearly one in five hospitals in the us currently has a staffing issue states in the mid west and southwest are being hit hardest. North dakota has the highest percentage of hospitals reporting shortages. Texas has the highest number of hospitals when there aren't enough staff to treat the surge of patients. The concern is that you could get to the point where you have to start rationing care and then more people could die early on in the pandemic medical staff could volunteer to help in hot spots like new york city. But that's not really possible. Now with so many hospitals facing shortages and cases surging all over the country selena simmons duffin npr news eleanor. Like many other states seeing a big surge in coronavirus cases more than thirteen thousand new cases reported there with one hundred and twenty six deaths making it the third day in a row deaths their past the one hundred mark on governor. Jay pritzker reminding people his they've been state today. The numbers do not reflect what tomorrow's numbers might look like. You have to look at what the trajectory is. How fast it is that. They're likely to fill up. How fast they're coming into the emergency room and ending up in the bed. Laurie now is more than six hundred. Thirty four thousand coronavirus cases more than eleven thousand kobe. Nineteen deaths in the state. The death toll from covid nineteen pandemic has now reached more than two hundred and fifty thousand georgia's certified president elect. Joe biden has one that state's electoral votes but as a meal moffitt of member station w. a. b. e. in atlanta reports top georgia republicans are calling for changes to the state's election. Laws in one of the narrowest races in the country president elect joe biden topped president. Donald trump by about twelve thousand six hundred votes of the record. One point three million votes cast by mail and the state two thirds of them went to biden. Georgia's republican governor. Brian kemp echoed. President trump and casting doubt on the state's signature match program used to verify the identity of absentee voters voters casting their ballots. In person must show a photo. Id and we should consider applying that same standard to mail in ballots. Georgia's republican secretary of state also called for reform despite repeated assurances that he's seen no evidence of widespread fraud for npr news. I'm a meal moffitt in atlanta michigan state. Legislators met at the white house today with president trump as the president appears to be making an extraordinary effort aimed at overturning. Joe biden's overwhelming win. There were after the meeting. Officials said they have not been yet made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election by one michigan by an insurmountable one hundred fifty four thousand votes on wall street today. The dow closed lower down two hundred nineteen points. You're listening to. Npr president trump's state department and foreign policy advisors to the incoming baiju administration are both expressing concerns about recent arrests of human rights advocates in egypt. Computers michele keleman reports. The arrest came after. The activists met with european diplomats. The egyptian institute for personal rights as seen three of its members arrested this week charged with spreading false information and undermining public security. European diplomats had met with them earlier this month. The state department is expressing quote deep concern about the arrests biden's foreign policy adviser. Tony blinken says he shares that sentiment in a tweet. He writes quote. Meeting with foreign. Diplomats is not a crime nor is peacefully advocating for human rights. President trump wants called egypt's leader his favourite dictator egypt remains a major recipient of us aid michelle kellerman npr news washington asia pacific summit leaders set aside their differences today issuing their first joint communique in three years among other things a group calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy leaders of the twenty one nation apec groups as been substantially weakened by the coronavirus pandemic the group whose members include president trump and chinese leader xi jinping also about not to resort to protectionist policies notwithstanding the ongoing us trying to trade battle apec countries fell to reach agreement in two thousand eighteen in part due to discord between the us and china crude oil futures prices ended the week on an up note oil closing up forty three cents a barrel and the session at forty two seventeen barrel in new york. I'm jack speer npr news.

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UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus

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03:34 min | 4 months ago

UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus

"Pandemic is a test of international cooperation. One, the U. N secretary general says the world is failing is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports that failure Was on display at the ongoing General Assembly. The secretary general is trying to use this virtual General Assembly to get countries to work together to fight the pandemic and many other global challenges. But one Security Council debate showed just how hard this will be. You know shame on each of you. I am astonish, and I'm disgusted. That's the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft accusing her colleagues, though not naming, which ones of playing politics with covert 19 members of the council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness Craft defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the World Health Organization and said China should be held to account for quote, unleashing this plague onto the world. China's Ambassador John Joon, says the US is just trying to blame others for its own failings. The United the States has been spread in political virus on this information. And for 18 confrontation on division. Up to that point, it had been a rather dry Security Council meeting about global governance in the wake of covert 19. There was a lot of talk about multilateralism and a few veiled swipes at the Trump Administration's America first approach, Kraft said. The U. S has given you n agencies $900 million to counter the pandemic and compared that to others on the Security Council. NYU's year 4.6 million South Africa 8.4 million Indonesia five million. The US does give more to the U. N than other, says Richard Gallon of the International Crisis Group. But this is not just about money. Foreign diplomats had grown accustomed to trump attacking. Yuen arrangements like the Paris climate deal on mechanisms like the Human Rights Council. But they were genuinely shocked the Washington would walk away from the W. H O during a global pandemic. Speaking via Skype, he said diplomats are worried about what he calls a nasty fight between the US and China as Beijing tries to increase its influence in the world body on a day to day basis, Chinese diplomats in New York are often Very assertive, increasingly hard line and sometimes bullying colleagues from smaller countries. The reality is that for most members of the U. N, neither the US nor China Is offering an attractive vision of the future of multilateralism and the world needs multilateral solutions on a range of issues beyond the pandemic, says Latisha Courtois, who represents the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's raising the alarms about the forgotten conflicts from Yemen to this, the hell region of Africa has a triple threat of climate conflict and called it mansions. And for that they need to be a collective approach. The U. N Secretary General Antonio Guterres made the same appeal all week, reminding diplomats that the World Sol a previous period of fragmentation a century ago. The result was the first World War. Followed by the seconds. Over. 19 is casting a dark shadow across the world. And he called the band eh Mika warning that must spur US toe action. Michelle Kelemen. NPR news, the State Department

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Democrats say Pompeo's speech to RNC is unethical, hypocritical, and possibly illegal

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00:55 sec | 5 months ago

Democrats say Pompeo's speech to RNC is unethical, hypocritical, and possibly illegal

"Are working on a resolution to hold secretary of State Mike pompeo in contempt. NPR's Michelle. Kellerman reports the accuse him of Obstructing House oversight and breaking his own rules by appearing at the Republican National Convention the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrat Eliot Engel has a growing list of complaints about Secretary Pompeo. It includes the secretary's refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry and his quote willingness to bolster as Senate Republican, led smear against president trump's political rivals. Angle also accuses pompeo of. State Department Guidance and possibly the law by delivering this speech to the Republican National. Convention while on an official government trip abroad, the State Department describes angles press release as quote, political theatrics and an unfortunate waste of taxpayer

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Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacks

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00:57 sec | 10 months ago

Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacks

"An international chemical weapons watchdog has issued a report blaming Syria for a series of attacks in March of two thousand seventeen as NPR's Michelle Kellerman tells us the US calls the report damning and accuses Russia of trying to shield the Syrian government from Accountability Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo says the US shares the same conclusions as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons his statement says the US also believes that the Syrian regime retains quote sufficient chemicals and expertise to use Sarin and chlorine munitions and to develop new chemical weapons. Syria agreed to get rid of its chemical weapon stockpiles in two thousand thirteen under pressure from the US and Russia one State Department official says Russia has since blocked every effort to hold Bouchara. Assad's regime accountable. Even as Syria continued to carry out attacks. Like the ones documented by the

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Pompeo on testifying in Trump impeachment inquiry: 'When the time is right, all good things happen'

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Pompeo on testifying in Trump impeachment inquiry: 'When the time is right, all good things happen'

"President. Donald Trump says he would love to to have have Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo and and others others testifying testifying testifying testifying what what he he calls calls the the phony phony impeachment impeachment hoax hoax today. today. The The Secretary Secretary of of state state was was asked asked about about that that among among other other prominent prominent issues issues during during a news conference. We have more that from. NPR's Michelle Kellerman Secretary. POMPEO is making no promises about testifying when the time is right. All good things happen. He's defending the administration's approach to Ukraine. CRAIN's aim this when asked about President Trump's request that Ukraine investigate a conspiracy theory that Ukraine not Russia hacked. DNC emails a theory. That's that's been debunked anytime. There's information that indicates that any country has messed with American elections. We not only Have a right but a duty to make sure we chase down. A former National Security Council official who has testified says that particular theory was a false narrative promoted by

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Trump administration imposes new Iran sanctions

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Trump administration imposes new Iran sanctions

"A year after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimposing oil sanctions. The Trump administration is now targeting another sector of Iran's economy NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports on new sanctions spelled out in an executive order. Three Mile Island was the site of the country's worst commercial nuclear power accident in nineteen seventy nine that happened at unit number two unit. Number one has continued to generate electricity. The plant was licensed to operate for fifteen more years, but the nuclear power industry is struggling to compete with less expensive electronically from natural gas and renewable energy Exelon which owns the plant argued that Three Mile Island deserves compensation for the carbon free electricity. It produces that argument has been successful before other state legislatures but not yet in

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US ramps up Venezuela sanctions as Guaido tours South America

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00:45 sec | 2 years ago

US ramps up Venezuela sanctions as Guaido tours South America

"The Trump administration is adding six more Venezuelan officials to a sanctions list as NPR's. Michelle Kellerman tells us they're being punished for blocking humanitarian relief aid to their country. The Trump administration has been backing national assembly president one guidos efforts to force President Nicolas Maduro from power in Venezuela and call for new elections part of that effort is to support guidos attempts to get aid Venezuelans medoro has been blocking that now Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the US will target Madora loyalists who are quote prolonging the suffering of the victims of this made crisis six top security officials. The US says were involved in blocking aid have now been added to a US

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U.S. Issues New Penalties Against Venezuelan Officials, Vowing ‘Maduro Must Go’

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U.S. Issues New Penalties Against Venezuelan Officials, Vowing ‘Maduro Must Go’

"London. The Trump administration is keeping up the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to cede power NPR's. Michelle Kellerman tells us the US is imposing more sanctions and revoking the visas of officials close to the embattled leader the latest sanctions target security officials who helped nNcholas Maduro block US assistance. U S envoy, Elliot. Abrams says the State Department is also revoking visas for dozens of Medeiros supporters and

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U.S. sanctions five top Venezuela officials close to Maduro

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00:53 sec | 2 years ago

U.S. sanctions five top Venezuela officials close to Maduro

"The Trump administration is imposing more sanctions on Venezuela. Targeting officials close to the embattled president NPR's. Michelle Kellerman tells us the goal is to pressure nNcholas Maduro to step aside in favor of the man. Many are calling Venezuela's interim president the US is targeting several top intelligence officials and the head of Venice Walea state-owned oil company any assets, they might have in the US will be frozen. The Trump administration has already revoked the visas of a number of people close to Madero Madero who accuses the US of leading a coup tells the Associated Press that his foreign minister met recently in New York with US on voi- Elliot Abrams. The State Department doesn't deny that one official says it should come. As no surprise that. US officials quote exchange opinions with a variety of foreign interlocutors to ensure the safety of US embassy personnel in

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"Michelle Kellerman reports the US's enlisting the help of the country's opposition leader, whom it recognizes as Venezuela's. Interim president this department's point person on Venezuela. Elliot Abrams says the US is looking at ways to ramp up humanitarian aid to a country that the US says has been ravaged by socialist regime. The and corridor is something we are looking at. But of course, it requires. P cooperation of the regime. I don't know how practical that is it hasn't been possible to date the US has been trying to boost the prospects of interim president one Guido Abrahams says he's trying to help Guido's on voice. Find and seize Venezuelan government assets in order, he says to pay for humanitarian program. Michele Kelemen, NPR news, the State Department. The Federal Reserve continues to say it will be patient in deciding any changes to interest rate policy going forward assigned that after four rate hikes last year fed policy makers may be willing to take a breather. And it's ended meeting statement today. The fed said, it's keeping the fed funds rate. That's what member banks charge one another to borrow a range of between two and a quarter and two and a half percent chairman. Jerome Powell says the fed will remain vigilant though, the US economy is in a good place, and we will continue to use or monetary policy tools to help keep it their decision to hold interest rates steady on the part of the fed was unanimous stronger than expected earnings from. Airplane builder? Boeing and device maker apple coupled with the decision by the fed to keep interest rates steady. Set Wall Street up sharply days end the Dow gained four hundred thirty four points to close at twenty five thousand fourteen the NASDAQ was up one hundred fifty four points, the s&p five hundred closed up forty one points today. You're listening to NPR and this is WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd mayor Bill de Blasio says his former acting chief of staff lied about his history of sexual harassment. When applying for his city hall job O'Brien was ousted last year after the substantiation of sexual harassment complaints from two female co workers before coming to New York he'd been fired from the democratic governors association because of another sexual harassment complaint. The city says he did not disclose that during his background check. But to oh says he hesitated to say what the consequences should be. I would ask the law department to consider what it means. I'm not familiar with the rules. But I'm certainly happy to ask law department what the ramifications should be the city's background investigation questionnaire states that lying on a form can result in termination of employment and possible criminal prosecution New Yorkers are paying their respects to Saint marks. Comex at thirty six year old east village comic shop that shutting its doors and picked up some bargains while they're at it one longtime customer Chris Chan said he now felt guilty about not having come more often. He was watching as staff told disappointed customers there would be no new inventory before the closure. You're seeing all these looks on these people's faces as they realized that they can't get their new comics here anymore. Just it's pretty sad. The store's owner says there are too many obstacles to running a storefront in New York City. Merchandise will be sold at a discount until the shop closes for good. At the end of February. And tomorrow is the last day for New Yorkers to sign up for healthcare coverage through the state's open enrollment period. The state health department says more than one million people across the state has signed up since enrollment began in November. That's about twelve thousand more than last year. State officials are urging eligible New Yorkers to apply for a plan which would last through twenty nineteen before tomorrow's deadline. We have a wind advisory in effect until ten o'clock tonight, otherwise mostly clear low around fourteen.

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"michelle kellerman" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:21 min | 2 years ago

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"Religious freedom of work essential country presidency. Clearly made a point by putting this this largest cathedral in the Middle East. I hear this place Pompeii who started his speech by noting that he's an evangelical Christian and keeps bible open on his desk at the State Department also visited a mosque nearby. He heads next to era Gulf countries where he's again likely to keep the focus on Iran. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news Cairo. Now, we're going to talk about a glaring absence in the secretary of state's Middle East tour of the nine countries secretary Pompeii was visiting this week five don't have a Senate confirmed US ambassador, we're talking about countries that are crucial to US foreign policy like Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Former US ambassador to Kuwait Richard lebaron spent decades as a diplomat mostly in the Middle East, and he's now with the Atlantic Council. Welcome to all things considered. Thank you begin by explaining why it matters whether any given country has a Senate confirmed US ambassador or not the White House often says that in these countries a highly. Qualified career diplomat is serving as acting ambassador. So so what's the difference? Well, are there several factors at play? And I think it's good to keep in mind that investors are the president's personal representatives. They're appointed by the president given consent by the Senate and the absence of them just removes a tool for any president's foreign policy. Secondly, when there's not an ambassador in place. Sure, there's a very capable staff at our US embassies, and I've been a sharp J. So I don't want to diminish the importance of a shark in the field charge as the term of art for the acting ambassador the career diplomat. Yes, it is. And that's the person who is in charge investors around. But that person almost inevitably doesn't have quite the influence of an ambassador because he or she is not the president's personal Representative. That's the host government tends to look upon that person as a lesser interlocutor. And that person may. Not have the same level of access to information to people as a sitting ambassador. So that's really important. So let's take a specific example Saudi Arabia. There's been a lot of US Audi diplomacy about the killing of Washington Post analysts Jamal kashogi about the war in Yemen in that specific example, how things go differently. If there were a Senate confirmed US ambassador in that post. Well, I think one thing that might be different is that an ambassador would be able to interpret for the Saudis just how seriously we take some of these responsible actions by the Saudi government, if he has her she has the authority of the president behind them that might make the Saudis take another look at some of these policies. I can't guarantee that and much of the relationship with the Saudis is directly with Washington. But I think it does make a difference to have an empowered Representative of the president on the ground not only can represent his views, but to inform the president and the secretary of state. Of what's going on at the highest levels of government in Saudi Arabia. Can you tell how much of this is a result of the White House failing to nominate people versus the Senate not acting to confront people once they're nominated. Well, I don't want to assign blame but the ministration is two years in. So it seems to me that there are a disproportionate number of vacancies at it reflects, I think a certain attitude on part of the president that he doesn't need help. That's unfortunate because these ambassadors are perfectly willing and able to help him succeed in his policy, and I would add that this is a president who wants the United States to do less in the Middle East, and in that case ambassadors need to do more because they need to convince other countries in that region to take on more of the burden themselves. So there's a role here that's unique to this administration as well. This problem started when Rex Tillerson was secretary of state and Pompeo is asked about it during his confirmation hearings. He said he would address the large number of vacancies. Why why do you think that has? What happened? Well, I think secretaries are state tend to get caught up in policy matters. And he lacks some of the key appointments in the State Department that would help facilitate the appointment of ambassadors, but I can't really assign blame I think it's just a matter of putting a priority on the matter of getting.

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Pompeo Plans to Press Saudi Leaders Over Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

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Pompeo Plans to Press Saudi Leaders Over Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

"Syria. Iran and Yemen will dominate secretary of state Mike Pompeo's trip to the Middle East next week NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports that Pompeo will also visit Saudi Arabia where he hopes to get more information on the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamaica Shuki official briefing reporters on the upcoming trip says Saudi Arabia needs to have a quote credible narrative about what happened did Jamalpur show. G who was killed in the Saudi consulate in is Dan

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"Too hard to get out. Gal the parking lot. So you get a bowl traffic is you're being down somewhere between twenty six and twenty eight percent over last year. The Commerce Department says retail sales in November increase four point two percent from a year ago at the Vatican. Thousands of Christian faithful filled Saint Peter's Square for Christmas Eve mass last night. Pope Francis used his annual address to condemn the pursuit of riches and the gap between the rich and the poor. The pontiff will deliver his Christmas day message later today. This is NPR. US judge has ordered North Korea to pay a half billion dollars in damages for the death of an American college student NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports North Korea is likely to ignore. The Levy a US federal judge has North Korea is liable for the quote torture hostage. Taking an extrajudicial killing of Otto warmbier and the injuries to his mother and father the total damages awarded by the judge more than five hundred and one million dollars before warm beer went to North Korea on a five day trip. He was a healthy and athletic student at the university of Virginia. The judge explains he was detained there. And by the time North Korea returned him warn beer was blind deaf and brain dead news of the court judgment comes as the Trump administration tries to schedule another summit between Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong UN Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, Washington, more than four hundred people are dead after an earthquake and soon NAMI. Along Indonesia's Java coast on Saturday rescue teams are using sniffer dogs and drones in the search for survivors,.

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"So you'll get bowl traffic is you're being down somewhere between twenty six and twenty eight percent over last year. The Commerce Department says retail sales in November increase four point two percent from a year ago at the Vatican. Thousands of Christian faith fulfilled Saint Peter's Square for Christmas Eve mass last night. Pope Francis used his annual address to condemn the pursuit of riches and the gap between the rich and the poor. The pontiff will deliver his Christmas day message later today. This is NPR. A US judge has ordered North Korea to pay a half billion dollars in damages for the death of an American college student NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports North Korea is likely to ignore. The Levy a US federal judge has North Korea is liable for the quote torture hostage. Taking an extra judicial killing of Otto warmbier and the injuries to his mother and father the total damages awarded by the judge more than five hundred and one million dollars before warm beer went to North Korea on a five day trip. He was a healthy and athletic student at the university of Virginia. The judge explains he was detained there. And by the time North Korea returned him warn beer was blind deaf and brain dead news of the court judgment comes as the Trump administration drives diskettes another summit between Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong UN Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, Washington. More than four hundred people are dead after an earthquake and soon. Xiaomi along Indonesia's Java coast on Saturday rescue teams are using sniffer dogs and drones in the search for survivors,.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein, a federal judge is ordering North Korea to pay half a billion dollars in damages for the death of an American college student NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports Pyongyang is likely to ignore the judgement. A US judge says North Korea's liable for the torture and killing of auto warmbier lawyers for the family hope. This ruling will send a signal the country's not to take Americans hostage. Even though it's unlikely the family will ever see that five hundred and one million dollars. Warm beer was a university of Virginia student who went to North Korea for a tour and was arrested there he returned home in a coma and died soon after NPR's Michelle Kellerman the trading day on Wall Street was shortened for the Christmas holiday, but it lasted long enough to take another beating NPR's. Jasmine guards reports the Dow N B S and P five hundred or both down about twelve percent on the year. Now. And Christmas Eve just brought more bad news as the Dow fell two point nine percent. It's been that index is worst years since the two thousand eight financial crisis. The NASDAQ has also been hard hit if this continues. This will be the worst year for all three indexes in a decade another bad day. On Wall Street brought another Twitter attack from President Donald Trump against the Federal Reserve. The only problem our economy has is the fed. He tweeted the fed is like a powerful golfer who can't score because he has no touch. He can't putt jasmine guard NPR news, New York..

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"The takeaway. We'll be right back. Stick around. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein, a federal judge is ordering North Korea to pay half a billion dollars in damages for the death of an American college student NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports Pyongyang is likely to ignore the judgement. US judge says North Korea's liable for the torture and killing warmbier lawyers for the family hope. This ruling will send a signal to countries not to take Americans hostage. Even though it's unlikely the family will ever see that five hundred and one million dollars. Warmbier beer was a university of Virginia student who went to North Korea for a tour and was arrested there he returned home in a coma and died soon after NPR's Michelle Kellerman the trading day on Wall Street was shortened for the Christmas holiday, but it lasted long enough to take another beating NPR's. Jasmine guards reports the Dow and the s&p five hundred are both down about twelve percent on the year. Now. And Christmas Eve just brought more bad news as the Dow fell two point nine percent. It's been that indexes worst years since the two thousand eight financial crisis. The NASDAQ has also been hard hit if this continues. This will be the worst year for all three indexes in a decade another bad day. On Wall Street brought another Twitter attack from President Donald Trump against the Federal Reserve. The only problem our economy has is the fed. He tweeted the fed is like a powerful golfer who can't score because he has no touch. He can't putt jasmine guard NPR news, New York..

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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein, a federal judge is ordering North Korea to pay half a billion dollars in damages for the death of an American college student NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports Pyongyang is likely to ignore the judgement. A US judge says North Korea is liable for the torture and killing of auto warmbier lawyers for the family hope. This ruling will send a signal to countries not to take Americans hostage. Even though it's unlikely the family will ever see that five hundred and one million dollars. Warren bear was a university of Virginia student who went to North Korea for a tour and was arrested there he returned home in a coma and died soon after NPR's Michelle Kellerman the trading day on Wall Street was shortened for the Christmas holiday, but it lasted long enough to take another beating NPR's jasmine guards to reports the Dow N B S and P five hundred or both down about twelve percent on the year now and Christmas Eve. Just brought more bad news as the Dow fell two point nine percent. It's been that indexes worst years since the two thousand eight financial crisis. The NASDAQ has also been hard hit if this continues. This will be the worst year for all three indexes in a decade another bad day. On Wall Street brought another Twitter attack from President Donald Trump against the Federal Reserve. The only problem our economy has is the fed. He tweeted the fed is like a powerful golfer who can't score because he has no touch. He can't putt jasmine guard NPR news, New York..

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Jury selection begins for man charged with murder at Charlottesville rally

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Jury selection begins for man charged with murder at Charlottesville rally

"Hungary's decision to reject a US extradition requests. She says we'll make the world less safe. She also says it raises questions about Hungary's commitment to law enforcement cooperation and undercuts the work that U S in Hungarian agencies have done together. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department Mississippi is holding a runoff election today for a US Senate seat Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde. Smith is facing democrat Mike Espy, President Trump held two rallies in Mississippi for Hyde. Smith yesterday democrat SB is a former congressman and US agriculture secretary on Wall Street Dow Jones industrial average is down twelve points at twenty four thousand six hundred twenty seven the NASDAQ is up more than seventeen at seven thousand ninety nine the S and P five hundred is up four. You're listening to. NPR and from KCRW, I'm Cheri Glazer was state and local headlines. The death toll from the camp wildfire. Northern California continues to climb it. Now stands at eighty eight. After investigators determined that three separate sets of human remains contained remains for more than one person and more than two hundred people are still unaccounted for meanwhile, groups of doctors, nurses, and medical students from around the state are rolling their time to help people affected by the campfire. They're treating evacuees for everything from wounds and asthma to the norovirus, which broke out at some shelters. One of those volunteers is Shannon Watson, she's a registered nurse and a first year physician assistant student from UC Davis health and Sacramento Watson says even though the fire is now fully contained evacuees still need medical care. They aren't going to have primary care docs to go back to they're not going to have the hospital to go back to if they go to dialysis every week and a dialysis center burned. How are they going to meet that need in the next six months? So we have to start mobilizing volunteers here to help meet that need up there. Medical experts say the focus on primary care will need to be expanded to mental health care in the weeks to come as evacuees deal with issues like depression and post traumatic stress disorder. The LAPD says it's got a man in custody who's accused of trying to run over two men outside a synagogue in Hancock park. LA police chief Michael Moore says authorities are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime just

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"Trump. Meanwhile is expected to energize Republican voters in West Virginia. On behalf of GOP candidates by touting the economy's improvement and immigration, including mentioning the approaching caravan of Central American migrants, which has become a lightning rod at Trump's campaign rallies. The administration's restoring sanctions on Iran back to full force as of Monday, but it's giving eight governments some more time to cut back on their imports of Iranian oil NPR's, Michelle Kellerman, even before the sanctions, formerly go into effect. They are making a difference. According to secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, Iran's oil exports are down by a million barrels a day, and the currency has dropped dramatically. It is aimed at depriving the regime of the revenues that it uses to spread death and destruction around the world as of Monday, the US will punish anyone doing business in Iran's energy shipping and banking sectors, eight jurisdictions that import oil will get a temporary reprieve though as long as they cut down on their Iranian oil imports. And Pompeo says two of them have promised to go to zero Michelle Kellerman NPR news, the State Department. This is NPR good afternoon. It's one zero four I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW four alleged members of an Orange County based white supremacist group have been indicted by a federal grand jury alleged rise above movement members, Robert Rondo Tyler lob Robert Bowman and Aaron eastern are charged with inciting violence against counter protesters during white nationalist rallies in Huntington beach, San Bernardino, Berkeley, and Charlottesville Virginia. The US attorney's office says they're also charged with traveling across state lines to participate in last year's right in Charlottesville, all for being held without bail. Prosecutors say rise above is a combat ready. Militant group. Well, President Trump threatens to sign an executive order barring anyone who crosses the border illegally from claiming asylum. California your Senator Dianne Feinstein says if Democrats retake the house of Representative next week that could force Republicans to negotiate a deal on immigration Weinstein says she and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee are working on a comprehensive immigration reform Bill among other things it would include citizenship were dreamers the undocumented immigrants brought to the US as.

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Yemeni officials say Saudi airstrike kills 19 civilians

All Things Considered

02:32 min | 2 years ago

Yemeni officials say Saudi airstrike kills 19 civilians

"Deadly airstrike near a port city in Yemen. A Saudi Arabian led coalition has been pounding the area in a fight against Iranian-backed rebels. The civilian toll is mounting UN. Aid officials have another big fear. They warned at half the country is on the brink of famine NPR's, Michelle Kellerman has that story the UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock has been trying to raise the alarm about Yemen for weeks now in September. He warned that aid workers are losing the fight against famine this week, he told the Security Council. The situation is getting worse. There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen, much bigger than anything any professional in. This field has seen during their working lives. U? N officials are particularly worried about the fighting at the port. Of who data and the collapse of Yemen's currency. They're urging Saudi Arabia to help stabilize the riyal. So that Yemenis who do have money can afford to buy food in the markets and the UN wants the Saudis and their coalition partners to avoid civilian targets as they fight for control of the port used by aid workers, given the fighting there and around the country. It's hard for aid groups to get a full picture of the needs of the country. And there are some doubts in Washington about the UN figures, but the scenes are grim says Christie, della field of mercy corps, who is in Yemen. Last month. I visited malnutrition screening clinics that mercy corps works in in both north and the south and sat with mother after mother holding her child her infant our child on her lap telling me, I don't know where I'm going to get food to feed my child the UN now estimates that fourteen million people that is half. Yemen's population are facing pre-famine conditions della field says she. Nothing like it. This is a manmade crisis. There are things that we can do to help people there. And we need to be doing the US is a major donor to the humanitarian response. It also provides logistical support to the Saudi led coalition and secretary of state Mike Pompeo recently gave the green light for that to continue despite deadly airstrikes on civilian targets. Senator Chris Murphy, a democrat on the foreign relations committee wants congress to cut off that military aid writing. In a recent op, Ed that the war has killed thousands of civilians led to a massive humanitarian crisis and has a quote

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Pompeo meets king as Saudis expected to say journalist killed accidentally

All Things Considered

04:45 min | 2 years ago

Pompeo meets king as Saudis expected to say journalist killed accidentally

"Is in Saudi Arabia meeting with the Saudi King and crown prince hanging over all the handshakes, and smiles is the disappearance of a Saudi journalist Jamal kashogi who has not been seen since he walked into the Saudi consulate in stumbled Turkey two weeks ago. Turkey says the Saudis killed him NPR's. Michelle Kellerman is traveling with the secretary of state, which means she too is in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh. Hi, michelle. Hi there. Mary louise. So I'm going to get to the substance of these talks today in a minute but start with the optics. They are tricky. I I mentioned friendly handshakes. And smiles, meanwhile, the agenda is to discuss an alleged murder plot by the Saudis. Yeah. It was kind of striking because you know, on the face of it looked like this, very typical. Visit by secretary of state going to see the king at his palace. A brief stop at the foreign. Ministry and a lot of time with the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, who's this young very powerful figure here. We're told that the conversations have been direct and candid, diplo speak for quite tough. But you wouldn't know it by watching these men, greedy niche other in front of the cameras and talking about how important this relationship is talk about the substance. What did they say to each other in these direct and candid talks? Well, they've the US officials have said very little about that. I mean, they say that Trump sent Pompeii oh here to convey, the message that it's really important for the Saudis to conduct a thorough transparent investigation into the disappearance of this Washington Post columnist US officials haven't weighed in about all of these reports in the news at the Saudis are now portraying this as like interrogation gone horribly wrong. We don't know exactly how the Saudis have been spending this with bump AO in private or. Or if he believes them, but we do know that President Trump seems to at least according to his Twitter feed. Trump says he spoke by phone to the ground prints who was with Pompeii or at the time. And he says that the crown prince, and this is a quote on Twitter, totally denied any knowledge of what took place in the consulate. It does seem as the pump AO has been sent to walk this really fine line. President Trump has threatened severe punishment has words to whoever's responsible for Jamal kashogi disappearance, maybe murder, but but there's also a lot more at stake here in the in the wider US Saudi relationship in this country. Mary Louise is is really key to the Mideast strategy of the Trump administration. There are big US arms deals at stake, the US policy on Iran is is vital here. The sanctions are going back into force and the the US needs the Saudis to keep the oil market stable. And then on the other hand the administration is facing a lot of pressure from congress members of congress are outraged over this apparent murder in the consulate in Istanbul and over the Saudi conduct in the war in Yemen. So I think you're totally right there. The administration is trying to walk. This very fine line secretary Pompeo is headed next which means you are headed next to the capital of Turkey. To anchor of what's the agenda there? Well, he's going to be meeting with the foreign minister there, obviously Turkey is also really important ally in a country that wants to get to the bottom of this to valise in Turkey today were searching the Saudi consulate and say they found evidence that the Saudi journalists was killed there. So it's going to be to follow up on those investigations. MPR's Michelle Kellerman. Reporting from Saudi Arabia is not just governments figuring out how to deal with Saudi Arabia's role and the suspected death of Jamal kashogi. Major corporations are sensing themselves from the kingdom top executives have pulled out of an investment conference scheduled to take place in Riyadh next week. They include leaders of J P Morgan and Ford Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times also planned to attend and moderate panels. Not only did he pull out. He is also now reporting on how CEO's made the decision to withdraw from the Saudi conference and he joins us. Now. Welcome. Thank you for. Having me you say this incident is forcing business executives to become reluctant statesman. Why reluctant well, I think that over the past year or two really under the Trump administration CEO's have been forced into these uncomfortable positions of having to speak out on moral issues. This conference in Riyadh known as Davos in. The desert has become a crucible of sorts for so many CEO's over the past week. And all of the being done without really direction from Washington. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is still going CEO's have been

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Canada sticks to plan to stay at NAFTA talks despite Trump attack

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01:00 min | 2 years ago

Canada sticks to plan to stay at NAFTA talks despite Trump attack

"The office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is disputing President Trump's comment that Trump said no to a one on one meeting with Trudeau to discuss trade amid efforts to finalise a reworked North American Free trade agreement NPR's Michelle Kellerman says Trump talked about it yesterday in his our plus news conference following meetings at the UN Trump has met with various world leaders at the UN this week. But he says he turned down talks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because tariffs are too high. And he doesn't seem to want to move. And I've told them forget about it. And frankly with thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada. That's the mother lode. That's the big one at Trudeau spokesperson says no meeting was requested. Adding, quote, we don't have any comment beyond that Trump. However went on a long time complaining that he's not getting along with Canadian negotiators. He's trying to replace NAFTA. With what he says, no call you as MC US, Mexico, Canada or just US. SM if candidate doesn't

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03:55 min | 2 years ago

"michelle kellerman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Ninth Governor's Island act fast dot co From NPR, news this is all things considered I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Ari Shapiro UN human rights investigators say they think a top generals in Myanmar should be tried for genocide, the investigators are calling on the. UN Security Council move swiftly and get the. International criminal court involved there report goes into details about the atrocities carried out against Rohingya, Muslims in an ethnic cleansing campaign. That began a year ago NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports the UN human rights, experts poured over satellite imagery videos and photographs and interviewed eight. Hundred seventy five people to come to their conclusion that the military had genocidal intent when it carried out, attacks against. Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakai state they call, it a human rights catastrophe with widespread sexual violence and mass killings one of the authors Christopher Steele Doty says six. Top generals should be prosecuted for genocide war crimes and crimes against humanity, there is no No doubt. In our minds whatsoever that. What we saw, happen in recon as a whole would not have happened without firstly being within the knowledge of the senior military leadership. And Secondly under their effective control and it's because of the clarity of the China of command in. May and Ma that we have recommended the investigation and prosecution of these six investigators also say that the civilian government led by Chee has blocked investigations here's another panel member Rediker kumarisami we just feel that the Nobel, prize winner has such moral authority perhaps you should act the US has been waiting for that to according to Akshay Kumar of Human Rights Watch there's been an effort, in Washington to really tread softly. And try to give her the space let. On do the right thing and unfortunately she just hasn't human rights experts have been raising, concerns about the fate of Muslim. Rohingya and other Minorities in Myanmar for decades last year after well hanger rebels attacked police stations the military stepped up a brutal campaign against the Roe handgun hundreds of thousands have since fled to neighboring Bangladesh the UN Security Council is expected to discuss this. Tuesday but Kumar who follows the UN for Human Rights Watch is not expecting much it doesn't work like they're going to take any action after this meeting it might just be one of those sessions where people talk. A good game but don't follow. Things up and that's what we're really seeking to change groups like. Hers want the UN. Security Council to impose sanctions on top generals in Myanmar and stop arms sales to the. Country Daniel Sullivan of another advocacy group refugees international also wants to see the Trump administration speak. Up what really has been lacking. Is further, measures of targeted sanctions referral to the international criminal court or really day right at the, base is Lack of leadership from the top I mean this is one of the worst. Crimes we've seen in our generation and we haven't heard anything from from. The president so we don't feel that leadership in pressure from the United States, and that's been really disappointing. So far the US has stopped short of calling this a genocide and the State Department has not yet released its own report on the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from. Myanmar the treasury department has imposed some targeted sanctions on four military and border guard commanders but. Not on all the top generals that the UN human rights experts say should be tried for genocide Michelle Kellerman NPR news the State Department When pop, and Rb producers step out to make their own records they typically put themselves front and center devante Hines performs under, the name, blood orange differently.

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Ebola spreads to DRC city surrounded by rebels

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01:00 min | 2 years ago

Ebola spreads to DRC city surrounded by rebels

"An eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the last several days or weeks. And now there's a troubling development World Health officials have confirmed case of the disease and the town that's surrounded by armed insurgents details from NPR read Eisenman World Health officials, say, this is the scenario. They have been dreading the region where this outbreak is percolating. His highly insecure at least twenty insurgent groups are active. There frequently killing civilians and kidnapping humanitarian workers until this week. All seventy plus confirmed cases of Ebola in this outbreak had been limited to towns and villages that health workers. Could get to relatively safely, but this new patient and two other possible cases are linked to a town called way CIA. That is surrounded by a violent rebel group. The World Health Organization says it was able to briefly send in a team of health workers to isolate and vaccinate people who had contact with the infected patient, but they required an armed escort of UN peacekeepers an read Eisenman

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Michael Cohen trial: Trump accused of directing hush money

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Michael Cohen trial: Trump accused of directing hush money

"Vex that his former personal, attorney Michael Cohen has cut a deal with prosecutors. President Donald Trump, says flipping ought to be outlawed in all fairness to. Him most people are going to do, that and I've seen it many times I've had many friends involved in this. Stuff it's called, flipping and it almost ought to be a legal on Tuesday, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight, counts including campaign finance. Violations he alleges that Trump directed him to make hush payments to fend off embarrassing revelations that could threaten his White House bid President Trump who spoke to Fox, News channel's FOX and. Friends trashed his former confidant for agreeing to a plea. Deal but he had nothing but praise for his former campaign, chairman Paul Manafort who has been found guilty in. Virginia federal financial crimes Trump, says he has great respect for

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Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women

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Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women

"Live from. NPR news in. Washington I'm Lakshmi Singh the Trump administration is adding several more Russian individuals and businesses to a, sanctions list and says it will keep up the pressure until Moscow changes, its behavior. NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports this was the topic of a hearing on Capitol Hill assistant secretary. Of state for Europe west, Mitchell says to date visit ministration has imposed sanctions on two, hundred seventeen Russian individuals and companies and more could come chilling effect on the Russian economy and certainly key sectors has been significant and measurable since two thousand thirteen foreign direct investment in Russia has fallen by eighty percent is a pretty stunning, number and Mitchell says Russia has lost out on eight to ten

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02:13 min | 2 years ago

"michelle kellerman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Richard Hake President Trump told CBS news that he holds Russian. President Vladimir Putin personally. Responsible for election interference. I let him know we can't, have this we're not going to have it and that's the way it's going to be how the Democrats might use Trump's. Contradicting statements in the upcoming midterms in Louisiana the state is considering a plan to change how it pays for an expensive hepatitis c. drug and there's an upswing in the number of. People who, are giving, their babies unisex names it's Thursday July nineteenth and this is morning edition on WNYC Live from NPR news, in Washington I'm Janine Herbst FBI director Christopher raised us he stands by. The intelligence agency's assessment that Russia interfered in the US elections it's a threat that we need to take extremely seriously and respond to. With fierce determination and focus race speaking at the Aspen security forum in Colorado says Russia continues to malign activities. So discord in America through fake news and. Propaganda Meanwhile Russia is offering US, access to twelve Russians charged with tampering in the two thousand sixteen US election if Moscow gets to interrogate a former US. Ambassador and other American officials as NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports the White House acknowledges that President Trump and Putin discussed the idea during their Helsinki meeting Putin is trying to equate the US. Investigation into, Russian interference, to the Kremlin's efforts to punish Bill Browder a businessman. Who lobbies for. Sanctions against Russia and Trump seems to be buying into that says former US ambassador Michael, McFaul it makes us look weak. It makes us. Look like, we're buying into. Putin's conspiratorial fantasies and therefore political reasons they're chasing Mr. Browder because he is. A critic of the Kremlin and they're chasing me because I'm a critic of the Kremlin estate department spokesperson. Says the Russian allegations against McFaul Browder and others, are absurd though the White, House says Trump is still quote working with his. Team, on this Michelle Kellerman NPR news the. State Department a massive blaze that killed a firefighter near California's..

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02:00 min | 2 years ago

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"Live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston president trump says he's fulfilling his longstanding promise to lower the cost of prescription drugs speaking at the white house today trump unveiled his plan to help americans pay for their medications were also increasing competition and reducing regulatory burdens so drugs can be gotten to the market quicker and cheaper we're very much eliminating the middleman the middlemen became very very rich trump did not mention allowing medicare to negotiate directly with drugmakers he's repeatedly blasted pharmaceutical companies for the high cost of drugs but today's remarks were the first to address policy secretary of state might palm peyot says north korea could have an economy on par with the south if it gives up its nuclear weapons program npr's michelle kellerman reports pompeii returned from pyongyang earlier this week secretary pompeii oh is laying the groundwork for an upcoming summit between kim jong un and president trump and he's calling for bold actions in exchange for us security assurances any economic support who've turmeric choose with the right path there is a future brimming with peace and prosperity for the north korean people south korea's foreign minister here to meet bombayo says the north should not expect any sanctions relief until it takes visible and meaningful steps to denuclearize she also says the us military presence in south korea is a bilateral issue not one that should be on the table with pyongyang michelle kellerman npr news the state department the white house is taking heat today for a callous remark reportedly made by a communications aid mocking the prognosis for cancer stricken senator john mccain npr's iho rosco has more white house communications a kelly sadler is alleged to have said senator mccain's criticism of the nominee for cia director.

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"Sean's if they do so their country will have opportunities that north koreans so richly deserve that's a quote from one of the reports that we got on this trip so so far it's kind of a lot of flowery language in theater but obviously a lot of serious disputes to work through about these three prisoners there thought to be in good health are all men they're all korean americans what more have you learned about them or about their treatment in north korea old palm pao's delegation in pyongyang today the backdrop to this is the news we've been talking about all week which is the us pulling out of the iran nuclear deal and i know you met today with a family member of an american being held in iran how do they see all this well you know it was interesting i was buback nausea and he has mixed feelings about it all i mean obviously he's glad for the families of those korean americans he knows what they've been going through but he's worried about the rising tensions between the us and iran and what this means for his brother and father both of whom have endured quite a bit in iran is brother was arrested i nearly three years ago is father a unicef official in his eighties was arrested months later and has been in poor health and there are at least three other americans being held in iran within amasi is one is for trump to open up a a real dialogue with iran about these cases and to keep it all free of the high politics surrounding the iran nuclear deal it's casey's been making repeatedly but especially today in the wake of the us pulling out of that deal that's npr's michelle kellerman at the state department well one consequence of president trump's decision to pull out of that iran nuclear deal means that one us company could lose billions in potential sales boeing had deals worth about twenty billion dollars with two iranian airlines now the white house is revoking boeing's export licenses npr's jackie norfolk reports boeing announced its two deals with iran airlines in late twenty sixteen and early twenty seventeen about a year after the deal that gave iran relief from some sanctions in exchange for its nuclear program the deal trump took the us out of yesterday the agreements were for one hundred and ten narrow body seven thirty sevens and widebody triple seven aircraft.

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01:54 min | 2 years ago

"michelle kellerman" Discussed on Here & Now

"From npr and wb you are i'm jeremy hobson i'm robin young it's here now within hours president trump is expected to start the process of pulling the us out of the two thousand fifteen ran nuclear deal that was negotiated during the obama administration the new york times is reporting the president has already called french president macron with the news the twenty fifteen deal put limits on iran's nuclear program descr destroying some of it it sent fuel out of the country dismantled centrifuges installed inspections all to prevent the country from producing a bomb in exchange the us britain france china russia and germany lifted sanctions that had been imposed for years so for instance companies like boeing could again sell planes to iran trump has called the deal the worst deal ever senior officials from britain france and germany meeting in brussels today stood by it they say it's working iran has not violated it and there's no plan b npr diplomatic correspondent michelle kellerman starts us off michelle the next periodic deadline for american president to approve of these congressional sanctions as saturday the president renewed them months ago again it sought he will not this time what will you be listening for at two pm east coast time well mostly robin whether or not there's a real strategy here you know the european leaders including micro who you mentioned have come to town one by one trying to convince trump to stay in this deal and build up around it you know to deal with his other concerns which were not covered by it so what the europeans were offering this let's keep it in place and work together to push back on iran other bad behavior in the region it's missile program and to make a plan for what comes next when some of the restrictions are phased out over time but trumpet seems isn't buying any of that he wants to knock over the main pillar of the strategy and start over but what i've been hearing is he hasn't really explained a us allies how that's going to work.

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02:27 min | 2 years ago

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"This episode comfort zone first this news live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst in mexico today supporters on both sides of the fence as hundreds of central american migrants including families who are seeking asylum in the us arrived in tijuana at the border crossing the us at san diego many blind to turn themselves into us customs agents traveled across mexico for a month and a socalled caravan and met with legal counsel before heading to the border the us asylum process can take up to a year president trump has repeatedly warned against this caravan saying it's a security threat to the united states secretary of state mike pompeo says a ron behavior has worsened since the nuclear deal went into force and he's promising a tougher line as he meets with leaders during a brief trip to the middle east as npr's michelle kellerman reports from tel aviv israel's prime minister is welcoming pompeo's message on his first trip as secretary of state pompeo is talking tough on iran both in saudi arabia and in israel we remain deeply concerned about iran's dangerous escalation of threats to israel in the region and iran's ambition to dominate the middle east remains the united states is with israel in this fight israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu calls pompeii oh a friend of israel and is again praising the trump administration for deciding to move the us embassy to jerusalem palestinians haven't met with trump administration officials since then and that includes pompeo on this trip michelle kellerman npr news telaviv thousands of nicaraguans took to the streets this weekend as the popular movement calling for massive changes by the government of daniel ortega continues to grow protests took place saturday in the capital of managua as well as in other cities throughout nicaragua maria martin has more these socalled marches for peace and justice brought together religious leaders students private sector representatives and those opposed to the building up across country canal and he got catholic cardinal leopoldo bananas says the church will give downhill ortega's government one month to reach agreement on reform demands by opposition groups including respect for human rights and press freedoms the protests come in the wake of deadly clashes between protesters at government security forces that some human rights groups say have left as many as sixty dead the government has not confirmed nor denied.

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01:41 min | 2 years ago

"michelle kellerman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In the last half hour i was able to get in touch with nikki haley and she said quote with all due respect i don't get confused even in trump's washington this is unusual a member of the cabinet calling out the white house kudlow apologized and the reaction to i don't get confused has spun out in memes and late night monologues you hear that nikki haley does not get confused except for that one time she joined the trump administration coach for npr's michelle kellerman who covers the state department it was not a surprise that nikki haley took this on the way she did michelle has been watching haley's evolution in her role as un ambassador and michelle is with us now from the state department hey michelle what a week yeah well she clearly doesn't want to get tillerson's beltway verb rex tillerson the secretary of state was constantly undercut before he was fired haley is quite the opposite of him well let's go back in time a little bit do you remember what you were thinking the moment you learned president trump named nikki haley to be un ambassador she was really a surprise pick not least because she wasn't a trump supporter she was the governor of south carolina kind of tea party type who supported marco rubio over trump in the primaries and she even had kind of a dig at trump when she delivered the gop response to president obama's last state of the union speech during anxious times it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices we must resist that temptation but she still got the gig.

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"michelle kellerman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh the department of justice's inspector general fines at the former deputy director of the fbi andrew mccabe violated department policy in discussing the bureau's investigation into the clinton foundation with the wall street journal in two thousand sixteen and that mccabe lacked candor and discussing the matter with internal investigators mccabe was fired shortly before he was due to retire last month he denies any wrongdoing the un security council held an emergency meeting at russia's request on syria here's npr's michelle kellerman russia's ambassador to the un tells an emergency security council meeting that a us strike would violate international law and have grave repercussions for global security us ambassador nikki haley says it's russia and syria that are undermining international norms against chemical weapons use should the united states and our allies decide to act in syria it will be in defense of a principle on which we all agree it will be in defense of a bed rock international norm benefits all nations she accuses syria of using chemical weapons fifty times in this war most recently in douma michelle kellerman npr news the state department russia's defending itself on another front today against allegations it was behind last month's nerve agent attack in the uk npr's peter kenyon reports according to the press association britain's national security adviser claims that russia's spied on poison former agent sergei scruple on his daughter for at least five years a letter from national security advisor sir mark said will to nato secretary general jens stoltenberg includes the assertion that russian intelligence agencies spent years spying on the former double agent surrogates cripple and his daughter yulia the.

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"michelle kellerman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"michelle kellerman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"All right to another story now will he be a yes man or will he challenged president trump when necessary and offer good counsel those are some of the questions mike pompeo nominee for secretary of state faced at his confirmation hearing today pompeo says he will carry out quotes relentless diplomacy andy says he wants to help the state department restore its swagger npr's michelle kellerman reports cia director former congressman and army captain mike pompeo is trying to change the conversation about his record he says he's not advocating for regime change in north korea and he preferred to fix the iran nuclear deal rather than walk away some of you've read the story is i'm hawk i'm hardliner there's no one who understands the value of this and the terror and tragedy that is war like someone who served in uniform it's the last resort it must always be so just minutes into the hearing of former state department official turn activists and right was dragged out of the room shouting in protest please peyot insists that he'll work to empower a demoralized workforce at the state department and film any vacancies democrats also pressed him on the advice he will give to the president we will be a voice of reason or you support the president's worst instincts that's ranking democrat bob menendez who saw insight into pompeii conversations with trump about the russia election meddling investigation with the president awful lot he has never asked me to do anything that i considered a remotely improper.

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