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BBC Reporter Leaves Russia After Credentials Withdrawn
"Bbc's moscow correspondent sara. Raynsford was forced to leave russia at the end of august when her visa expired. Russian state media said ver- move was in retaliation for the refusal of the uk to grant visas to russian journalists. Bus raynsford antar. Employers believe she was targeted because of her reporting which even saw her heckled live on tv. By the belarusian president alexander lukashenko and his supporters. I'm pleased to say that. Sarah has made. It's back to london and joins me on the line. Now good afternoon to you and a warm. Welcome to the briefing. Sarah is a good i to tell us in your own words. What exactly happened. You say this is about my visa not being extended but actually before. I even found out about that. I was heading back to russia from belarus a story proposing there and i was stopped at the border and i wasn't allowed through by the russian border guards who said that i've been put on an fsp blacklists and being declared a threat to national security in russia and as such i wouldn't be allowed back into the country which is obviously a pretty shocking kind of ten of affairs. I've been living and working. Russia this time for some seven years and before that on an author the two decades basically the entire vladimir putin's presidency so we told that i was a national security threats inbound mentoring. The country was a pretty major step and something i hadn't really seen coming to you. Were allowed to enter the country but just to basically collect your belongings. Well yeah not took twelve hours of pretty intense and forensic negotiations from the bbc. And as i understand it from the british embassy as well Calls to the kremlin and to the foreign ministry to find out what was going on but we still don't know the obviously doesn't disclose details when it designated security threats We don't really know why this happened near the official line. That i'm getting from the foreign ministry. Is that this is retaliation for a russian journalist who was denied. Leave to remain in the uk but that case was a two years ago and at the time nobody made any fuss tool and in fact when the foreign ministry will questions Live on air by an independent tv channel. About who exactly. There's journalist was what their name was. Even what agency. They worked for performance. You spokeswoman was weaving ducking and diving and wouldn't even name the reporter so it's quite weird case to be considered retaliation for this is obviously the russian government going after the bbc but it also feels pretty personal to
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus
"The presidential election result was rigged police in the belarussian capital. Minsk have arrested more than one hundred anti-government protesters taking part. In another mass demonstration to demand that president alexander lukashenko step down so we spent a week undercover in. Mince listening to people's stories to the tales of brutality meted out on so many of the seven thousand detained since the contested election results. A heroin audio files. If the sounds of torture coming from the of prison shed across the nation soundtrack to its trump i mean since protests began in two thousand and twenty. There's been a kind of long. Crackdown on all sectors of society from opposition politics. Ten geos and that includes sport for people to really declare their loyalty to the government and alexander lukashenko this president or leader. Who's been in power for for about three decades at this point in belarus. Right now it's really dangerous to be perceived as being in opposition. You know you can be arrested. You can be tortured. I think that in her case in particular the danger was that she was so high profile that she would be seen as giving kind of black guy to the reputation of the country on the world stage at the olympics and that she thought that that could mean that people there would want to take revenge against her for what she had done. We've seen you know. Dozens of athletes have been kind of kicked off of teams or Taken out of competition because of being in opposition to the government. But they've also been you know twenty or so that have been arrested over. The last year..
Biden Administration to Reimpose Sanctions on Belarus Over Diverted Flight
"Says it will impose further sanctions against Belarus after last Sunday's force diversion to Minsk of a commercial airliner. The incident resulted in the detention of an opposition journalist and his girlfriend. Ellie McConnell reports. White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the events of last Sunday a direct affront to international norms, She said the events took place amid an escalating wave of repression by the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko. In response, the United States will reimpose sanctions against nine Belarusian state and enterprises blocking US citizens from any transactions with, um it will also work with the European To draw up a list of targeted sanctions against key members of the Lukashenka administration associated with human rights abuses and corruption, the falsification of the 2020 election on the events off last Sunday President
Belarusian Leader Heads to Russia Amid Showdown With EU
"This is authoritarian leader is heading for Russia to seek assistance amid a bruising showdown with the European Union over the diversion of a flight to arrest a dissident journalist according to the Kremlin president Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Vladimir Putin for talks on closer economic ties Moscow has over the years helped but trust Belarus's Soviet style economy with cheap energy supplies and loans now Belarus has provoked the E. U.'s outrage when flight controllers on Sunday told the crew of a Ryanair jet flying from Greece to death when you're there was a bomb threat and instructed the land in the Belarusian capital mixed with Janice Rahman but to say which was arrested along with his Russian girlfriend I'm Charles the last month
From out of Thin Air: Belarus Dissidents' Fates
"Belarus is facing mounting pressure over its detainment of dissident journalist remond porta savage and his girlfriend sofia pay last night. Mississauga appeared in a video. Ostensibly confessing to publishing information about belarusian officials but looking extremely uncomfortable. Let's here on sunday. The country's president alexander lukashenko had ordered the payers flight from greece to lithuania to be diverted to belarus's capital. Minsk were arrested mr. His mother. Natalia has called on the international community to help. I said that. The person giving american president joe biden has called belarus's actions outrageous and i love. Underline president of the european commission said there would be new sanctions on belarus. This is an attack on democracy. This is an attack on freedom of expression and this is an attack on european sovereignity and this outrageous behavior needs a strong answer but putting meaningful pressure on. The regime won't be easy. It was very clear from the beginning that this was ordered by alexander lukashenko himself the president. The dictator of belarus ruled it for twenty. Six years are cutting ostrovsky. Economists russia editor to international audience. They said there was a bomb alert. They received an email over tanner's threat so the instructed the pilots to make a u-turn and landed minsk airport. No explosive obviously found because none were ever planted for the domestic audience. Interestingly enough there was a different message a few days earlier one of the security chiefs and belarus said they were going to hunt down all the opposition leaders who they consider to be
EU leaders agree on Belarus sanctions after plane diversion
"He he does have a greed all sanctions on Belarus off to a flight was diverted to minks on Sunday for the purposes of arresting a dissident journalist former U. K. I'm busted up to Belarus module goal Davis says the arrest of the opposition journalist represents a heightening of tensions between president Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus and all the nations having until now a threat to his own people has become an international threat as well it was an absolutely outrageous and unprecedented event Devi says he's impressed by the scale and the speed so far all of the international reaction it tells us we now got to a new level of confrontation unfortunately involves a very difficult situation between terrorists in the west I'm Charles this month
Belarus 'Diverts Ryanair Flight to Arrest Journalist', Opposition Says
"Authorities scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a full spam alert to force orion airplane to land on sunday and then detained opposition minded journalist who was on board during condemnation from europe and the united states in what was described by some e you leaders as a hijacking. The passenger plane flying from athens to lithuania were suddenly diverted to minsk the capital of belarus escorted there by a soviet era. Mig twenty nine fighter jet on its landing. authorities journalists roman protas savage into custody productivity had his head in his hands and was shaking when he realizes the flight was headed for minsk. Lithuania's delfi news outlet said quoting passenger later as lead away. According to the report he remarked all the death penalty here. The twenty six year old journalist worked for poland based online new service nexta which will cost of mass protests against belarussian president alexander lukashenko last year via the telegram messenger app at a time when it was hard for foreign media to do so pro to seven who now works for different telegram channel could mover is wanted in belarus on extremism charges and stands accused of organizing mass riots and of inciting social hatred allegations. He denies data showed. The plane was diverted just two minutes before. It was due to cross into lithuanian espace. Us foreign relations committee chairman. Bob menendez issued a statement with the heads of seven european parliamentary foreign affairs panels denouncing the force landing as an act of piracy. They called for a ban. On all overflights of belarus including to and from the country and for nato and easy you states to impose sanctions and suspend better russa's ability to use interpol poll. The us demanded a full investigation of an action. They said endangered the lives of the passengers including us citizens
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
Belarus Court Sentences Journalists to 2 Years in Prison
"Has sentenced to journalists who were arrested for live streaming protests of the country's president, Alexander Lukashenko. Charles Maynes. Reports each will spend two years in prison cat Serena Andre of A and R E. A chilled Sova. Both young Belarussian journalists with the Poland based Bell SAT news channel were detained last November. Authorities accused the journalist of coordinating protesters as they live stream coverage of a demonstration against violence by the security forces of Lukashenka more than 30,000 people and dozens of journalists have been arrested in a violent crackdown on protests against Lukashenko's rule following a contested presidential election last August. Lukashenko claims he won a landslide victory to six straight term in office, while his opponents and Western nations argued the vote was rigged to extend Lukashenko's more than quarter century hold on power. NPR
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Inaugurate a new president. Ahn recovers from the violent scene on Capitol Hill at the start of the year. I want to rewind to February 2019 on the state of the Union address by President Trump. No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women who any Democrat women, including US Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio Cortez were seen wearing white to draw attention to policies on women's reproductive rights access to health care on equal pay. Most famously, it was the suffragettes who picked three colors to symbolize the women's suffrage movement and the campaign for the right to vote. Green for hope, purple for loyalty and dignity and white for purity. Since then, women dressed in white have been at the forefront of social movements last summer in Belarus, women dressed in white and carrying flowers formed human chains as they protested against the disputed presidential election and called for President Alexander Lukashenko to stand down, despite election officials claiming he won 80% of the vote. The man sometimes called Europe's Last dictator remains in office in sedan in 2019 protester Olusola stood on top of a car wrapped in a white so calling for President Omar al Bashir to step down. He was later overthrown by the Army.
UN rights chief laments worsening situation in Belarus
"Michelle Bacha less has called on the authorities in Belarus to release people arrested in protests following the disputed presidential election. In August, Thousands of opposition supporters have been detained over demonstrations calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. Is our Geneva correspondent image in folks far from improving the situation in Belarus appears to be deteriorating. Michelle Bachelet said her office has reports of 1700 arrests in the first half of November alone. And while the demonstrations were overwhelmingly peaceful, she added, The use of force against protesters appears systematic tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and stun grenades have all been deployed. And there are also multiple reports of torture or degrading treatment of those detained. The inspector
Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania
"The first nuclear power plant in Belarus has opened over the objections of neighboring Lithuania. The plant is about 25 miles away from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. President Alexander Lukashenko of Beller says the Russian built and finance plant quote will serve as an impetus for attracting the most advanced technologies Lithuanians, authorities have handed out free iodine pills to residents living near the Belarus border in case of a leak. Russia's state nuclear corporation insists it conforms to the highest
US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says
"An American citizen who has been detained in Belarus for three months has finally returned to the U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says totally clear off who allegedly worked with an opposition blogger and helped organize illegal rallies returned to the U. S last night clear off, had been critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko just before he was detained. His wife, Heather is a U S diplomat who told reporters last month that has helped was an immediate danger when he developed symptoms of covert 19 while he was in jail. She'll Europe is now in a U. S hospital undergoing medical checks but is reportedly in good health.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Happening in Belarus. What's the view from Moscow, the most important ally for Minsk and President Alexander Lukashenko. You can speak now to our correspondent Sarah Rainsford in Moscow. But Sarah before we talk about what President Putin might be saying or thinking about what's happening on the ground. What more can you tell us about how widespread this strike has been? Well, I think it's difficult to say. I mean, certainly this is a concerted push by the opposition forces in galleries to try to increase the pressure on Alexander Lukashenko using the economy is there As their weapon if you like, but state workers under a huge amount of pressure from the state itself, a swell so we've seen in previous attempts to call national strikes. That is quite difficult because people Face losing their jobs. They're threatened with redundancy. And they also of course, face detention. And so I think looking at social media accounts today, which is basically what I'm reduced to doing because they're not accredited me to work in in Minsk. So it looks like the strike is fairly broad. But the numbers are not huge. Certainly, opposition groups are talking about people disrupting production lines. They're not talking about factories grinding to a halt in the crowds. The picket lines outside those Qi State Enterprises. Ah, are significant the very fact that that there is significant but the numbers are not massive at this point. What there is, though, is is a concurrent protest again in Minsk. A student's on DH pensioners have taken to the streets in a big march through the city center, and also the opposition is calling for everyone to come out at around six o'clock this evening. So I think you know the pressure is just beginning. This is kind of like a second wave of pressure from the opposition in their attempts to push Alexander Lukashenko to resign on DH. He has obviously consistently refused to do so, saying that he won those August elections. What's the view, then from Moscow and President Putin's continued support of President Lukashenka? Moscow's staying relatively quiet in this. Certainly it has supported and Alexander Lukashenko, unlike most other countries that recognizes him as the elected president of Belarus on DSO supports him in that said, Thank you, Mr Lukashenko is being here. T. C. Vladimir Putin So there is that direct support, which I think is critical. For Alexander Lukashenko. But I think Russia is aware that it doesn't want to push too hard and doesn't want to be seen to be interfering too far because it does know that that will turn many Della Russians against Moscow. And so far, this has not been a anti Moscow movement in Delaware's, But there is the risk of that happening if Moscow pushes too hard. Sarah Rainsford, a correspondent in Moscow. Joining us live Thanks..
Belarus protests: Nationwide strike to go ahead, says opposition leader
"Services in Belarus of fired stun grenades at demonstrators in the capital Minsk, who are calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. They have been reports that riot police have also fired rubber bullets. The opposition says there'll be a general strike on Monday.
Police in Belarus disperse another protest, detain scores
"In Belarus detained scores of demonstrators pushing for the resignation of the country's authoritarians leader. After an August election widely seen as manipulated, hundreds of students marched across the capital, demanding the president Alexander Lukashenko stepped down. They were blocked by police, who rounded up some and forced others to disperse their been daily protests since the election.
Tens of thousands rally in Minsk, police use water cannon
"Another Day of massive street demonstrations in the Belorussian capital. Minsk tens of thousands of protesters continued demand, President Alexander Lukashenko. Step down charging his reelection in August was rigged and demanding political prisoners be freed police responded by turning water cannons on them.
100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests
"In Belarus. Hundreds of protestors have been arrested in another weekend of demonstrations, calling on President Alexander Lukashenko to step down NPR's Lucy in Kim reports thousands of protesters filled the capital Minsk. Saying they were having a people's inauguration for opposition leader said Lana Oska, who was forced into exile by the Belarussian regime. Protests have rattled Belarus ever since Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide in a disputed election last month. On Wednesday he held a secret inauguration ceremony to take his six term in office, the European Union and the US do not consider Lukashenko to be Belarus is legitimate leader. French president Emmanuel Macron said in a newspaper interview that Belarus was in a crisis of authoritarian power hanging on by force and that Lukashenko must step down.
Dozens Arrested as Protests Against Lukashenko Continue in Belarus
"Today for the seventh Sunday in a row, Tens of thousands of people marched through the center of the capital Minsk, calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. As expected. The security forces were also there with their masks and unmarked vans unable to stop the main event, but drank ng away people as they assembled in smaller
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Radio ad outside the U. S. Supreme Court's Mourners chancing vote him out this morning as President Trump paid his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. CBS's Christina Rafi has the latest on the fight over finding her replacement Wednesday. The president said he wants a replacement for Ginsburg, seated on the court. Before the November 3rd election, just in case it would be More political than it should be. I think it's very important to have 1/9 just later in the day. He refused to say if he would accept the outcome of that election, and Congress had plenty to say about that. Latest comment from President Trump Here's CBS's Stephen Portnoy. The president's statement has sparked outrage among Democrats and implicit criticism from establishment Republicans. Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney tweets that the peaceful transfer of power is fundamental to the survival of our republic, Utah Senator Mitt Romney says without it quote there is Belarus, where Russian backed President Alexander Lukashenko was just secretly sworn into 1/6 term. After an election. The global community is called illegitimate, dire predictions from the head of Seattle's police union after the City Council voted to override the mayor's veto of police Department cuts, Mike Solan tells Kyra radios Dorie monsoon, It'd be lawlessness. That's not being hyperbolic. Let's not be alarmist. That's just common. City Council's budget does cut up to 100 sworn officer positions with plans to invest into communities of color. Happy news from the waters of Puget Sound, where we now know the newest endangered orca is a boy at CAF was spotted on Tuesday near Point Robert Swimming alongside his mom known as Tala Cua. Researchers say that boy appears to be healthy, active and well Fed. Jibril Radio traffic Now here is Emory Mark. Well, thankfully, we're not seeing any stalls or.
Trump won't commit to post-election peaceful transfer of power if he loses
"Is fierce after President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the November election, CBS's Stephen Portnoy reports, The president's statement has sparked outrage among Democrats and implicit criticism from establishment Republicans. Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney tweets that the peaceful transfer of power is fundamental to the survival of our republic, Utah Senator Mitt Romney says without it quote there is Belarus, where Russian backed President Alexander Lukashenko was just secretly sworn into 1/6 term. After an election the global community is called Illegitimate Cove in
Belarus' Lukashenko abruptly sworn in as president as protests continue
"In Belarus. President Alexander Lukashenko is abruptly sworn in a secret ceremony today amidst ongoing anti-government protests demanding the longtime authoritarian leader resign the opposition denounce the ceremony is illegitimate following. Lukashenko's landslide win last month's election which critics say was rigged.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The Russians have been demonstrating against longtime President Alexander Lukashenko ever since he claimed a landslide win during controversial presidential elections last August. On Sunday, tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital, Minsk and other cities for the fourth weekend in a row. Multiple witness video showed mass security forces roughly detaining dozens of protesters just some of the more than 7000 arrested in a police crackdown in the wake of the vote Lukashenka NCIS Western powers or fomenting the revolt in a bid to remove him from power. And, he argues, pushed the NATO military alliance to Russia's borders for NPR news. I'm Charles Mains in Moscow, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns the escalating conflict between NATO allies Greece and Turkey over offshore energy reserves is helping the alliance. His enemies Joanna Ka kisses reports. Pompeo was in Cyprus this weekend. Greece and Cyprus. Both European Union member states say Turkey is violating international law by sending ships to their territorial waters. In search of natural gas reserves. Athens and Ankara are threatening each other. Their warships patrol see borders Pompeo urge them to talk. His visit comes days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered to mediate. Greek prime minister Kitty across Mitsotakis is significantly increasing defense spending but applauded on Chris decision to send home a drilling ship. Somebody fellow necessity was we want to talk with Turkey meat attack, he said, but not in a climate of provocation. For NPR News. I'm Joanna Caucasus in Athens. This's NPR. Live from the news. I'm Queen Kim. Fire crews battling the north complex fire. Imbue County worry A windstorm expected tomorrow could make that will a wildfire more difficult to contain. At least 12 people died in the fire and 13 people.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noelle King and I'm Steve Inskeep. Authorities in Belarus are now giving their version of what they say happened to an opposition leader Maria Kalashnikov vanished on Monday, and Nowthe government asserts that she was detained trying to leave the country. She is among the supporters of a presidential candidate now in exile who alleges a stolen election. President Alexander Lukashenko claimed 80% of the vote for himself. Journalist Charles Maines is following this from Moscow, either Charles Hi. Morning. What are the facts of the disappearance or detention as best you can verify them. Well, Maria Kalashnikov A indeed seems to be in custody just under different circumstances than we initially thought. Early this morning. Authorities say she was detained while trying to cross the border into Ukraine by car with two other opposition members. In fact, we heard from one of those opposition opposition members of UN crowd serve in a video he posted online for killing Teo to Stanley. He's chosen. So here we hear crowds of saying that along with Kalashnikov, but he decided to leave Belarus without elaborating. You know, I think you don't need to know Russian to hear Just how despondent he sounds. Which of his supporters take is a sign that the message was recorded under duress. Government officials insist that three trying to cross into Ukraine by car when this Kalashnikov, a quote, found herself outside the vehicle, officials here In Belarus suggest she was pushed by her own colleagues. Kalashnikov A is under 40. If I'm not mistaken, she's been on video in front of big opposition rallies. Who is she? Exactly? That's right. Yeah, she's the cat. She was the campaign manager of one of the candidates band from participating in last month's election guy by the name of Victor Bob Rico. He's currently in jail. But Kalashnikov really became a household name in Belarus is part of this dynamic trio of women. We joined forces against President Alexander Lukashenko in the run up to the election, you know, behind the lead candidate, Svetlana, Come off sky. He mentioned your lead. They attracted these huge crowds. This wasn't however, have reflected in the official results. As you know, Lukashenka got 80 per cent, which a lot of people find improbable. In fact, they think they can all Sky one and they've taken to the streets of Belarus to demand Lukashenko's resignation ever since. Now to get Oska, the presidential candidate. The opposition candidate is still free. She got out of the country. She is in exile in Lithuania. We reached your last week and heard her on this program. Let's listen to a little bit of that. Okay, First of all, if you don't mind student you please call us a position because we are not a position in your more the majority. Is it a non negotiable demand that Lukashenko must leave office? I have to repeat. People don't trust him anymore. They don't want him anymore, and they will not have any minute. But unity for him to stay in power. So that is uncompromising stance, but she is out of the country. Now she got a chance to speak to the U. N on Friday. Does she have much international support? Well, she does two degree countries continue to say that they support the red the opposition or what? She doesn't like That word, perhaps, but that's how it's often portrayed the other side. I was with the exception of with the exception of Poland in Baltic countries, Western country nations are reluctant to antagonize Russia, leading the opposition largely on their own. And this is another reason why Kalashnikovs arrest is important. She was one of the few opposition leaders. Actually still on the ground in Belarus. Most of the others are in prison or outside the country, and Russia is still supporting President Lukashenko. That's right. In fact, we heard an ominous sign that Russian forces will train with Bella Russian troops starting later this week. Charles. Thanks for the update. Always appreciate it. Thank you. Reporter Charles Maines is in Moscow and you hear him on morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no whale King. Get ready for your California reports Saul Gonzalez from Los Angeles coming up in the Bay Area, Joe McConnell with traffic.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KCRW
"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no well King. Today a woman alleging a stolen election will tell her story to the United Nations. She describes herself as a housewife. She challenged the leader of Belarus. It's a strategically vital country on the map between NATO allies and Russia, she says. President Alexander Lukashenko cheated to stay in power, and she talked to us before addressing the U. N by video. We found fed, Lana taking Oska in exile. She's just outside Belarus, staying at a friend's house in the capital of neighboring Lithuania. I lived mirrors because I didn't feel myself. Safe There. She is. 37 years old. She spoke with us while wearing a black vest and a white turtleneck, which we mentioned Because White is the color of her political movement. She often wears it. The story of her campaign begins with her husband, Sergei Tikhonov. Ski is a political activist noted for his YouTube videos. He waas, a rather famous person builders. So as he was showing the truth about our country, he was going around, Billy rose and talking to different people, and he couple of times he was jailed for his intention. Tow the truth. President Alexander Lukashenko is thie, authoritarian ruler of a former Soviet republic. He's an old time Soviet soldier and politico. He's held power for 26 years. Freedom House A U. S group rates Belarus among the least free places on earth more open than Iran but a little less than communist Vietnam. In legislative elections last year, candidates supporting Lukashenko happened to win every single seat. This summer, a presidential election was scheduled and taken. Oska's husband wanted to run the wind candidates for presidency, Prince documents for registration into Election Commission He was jailed. He was in jail in the moment, and he's documents were not accepted because he was briefly in custody. He could not sign those documents. So his wife, a former teacher, who was at home with the kids, Tried to think of something I just needed to support him. Somehow, though, he was not available to sign papers to run for president. She wass. I didn't have another choice just to support him in that moment, and I was registered somewhat to her surprise the government let her run. They were sure nobody would support me because it was my husband who was famous. No, not me. I was just house wife. And when they so that people support me, they put my husband in jail again. So I continued to this election campaign because I just understood that I can't betray all those people who believed in my husband who believed in him. And afterwards they believed in me.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Good Morning. I'm Sandy Althouse. It's 5 34. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no well King today a woman alleging a stolen election will tell her story to the United Nations. She describes herself as a housewife. She challenged the leader of Belarus. It's a strategically vital country on the map between NATO allies and Russia, she says. President Alexander Lukashenko cheated to stay in power, and she talked to us before addressing the U. N by video we found fed, Lana taken Oska in exile. She's just outside Belarus, staying at a friend's house in the capital of neighboring Lithuania. I lived because I didn't feel myself safe them. She is 37 years old. She spoke with us while wearing a black vest and a white turtleneck, which we mentioned Because White is the color of her political movement. She often wears it. Story of her campaign begins with her husband, Sergei Tikhonov. Ski is a political activist noted for his YouTube videos. He waas, a rather famous person builders. So as he was showing the truth about our country, he was going around bureaus and talking to different people, and he couple of times he was jailed for his intention. Tow the truth. President Alexander Lukashenko is thie, authoritarian ruler of a former Soviet republic. He's an old time Soviet.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on The World and Everything In It
"Coming up next on the world and everything in it unrest in Eastern Europe Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus for twenty six years. Critics call him Europe's last dictator the communist leaning leader became president in nineteen ninety four during the country's first elections after breaking away from the Soviet Union Lukashenko has to power ever since but this year's elections and resulting protests prove Belarussians want change world correspondent genuine Schmidt has our story. Belarussian. President Alexander Lukashenko claims he won the August eighth election with eighty percent of the vote. Electoral observers say the election was rigged. And millions of Belarusians agree in the weeks since the vote. To the streets across the country to protest the results. But now they are also protesting the shop like methods. Lukashenko's government used to crack down on the protests immediately after the election secret police arrested and imprisoned seven thousand people and severely injured many others. Hospital workers treated hundreds of protesters arriving with fractures, head injuries, rubber bullet wounds, and internal injuries. They said, it was like being in a war zone. Almost complete Sarah Gay whose last name is being held for his safety leads worship at an evangelical church in Minsk. He didn't attend the protests but was walking home with a friend on August eleventh soldiers grabbed them and threw them into a bus where they were severely beaten. Shortly smear nobody knew what we were. We tweeted as if who were sentenced to death, they call it the swallow position. Facing the ground with your hands behind your back while being beaten by. The guards, tons, Sarah Gay and other arrested civilians were taken to prison and May to stand spread eagled in the cold for twenty two hours of the question and you. Know. Everyone in this line that the Wa behave perfectly for now unreason the guards viciously. Like. They were trying to break US mental. They were beaten and coerced into signing a fashion with also besides the. Trying to sign it with a side glance I managed to see it was some kind of protocol. It says something like active participation in public events. That women who did not want to sign at all until they could read this document. They all ended up signing it to. Severe beatings batons as prisoners were finally released story similar to Sergius where repeated over and over video surfaced that corroborated the reports. Belarussians were shocked and angry that Lukashenko's forces would do this to their.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on AP News
"Contactless ordering America runs on Dunkin Night after 600 vehicles full of Trump supporters drove into downtown Portland On Sunday, President Trump issued a flurry of tweets and retweets, including one that appeared to encourage his supporters to move into Portland and several blaming Mayor Ted Wheeler. Acting Homeland Security Secretary. Chad will Also places blame on local officials, local and state officials not allowing law enforcement to do their job and really, to bring this violent activity night after night after night to a close, Wolf also tells ABC is this week despite local officials not wanting federal law enforcement there. Nothing is off the table, not just for Portland, but in other cities as well. I'm Julie Walker. Senator Amy Klobuchar says she's outraged at intelligence director John Rat Close decision over what he calls leaks. I think the house is gonna have to subpoena the director of intelligence in order to get information, which is crazy. She also tells ABC this week monitoring foreign interference should be paramount. President. Trump was asked about it Saturday at a hurricane briefing in Texas. And said Radcliffe is right. You have leakers on the committee. Obviously liquors that air doing bad things, probably not even legal to lead. Trump did not offer details, Ratcliffe said. Lawmakers will get written updates. I'm Julie Walker. Top Democrats say they may subpoena intelligence officials to testify on election security after the director of national intelligence stopped in person briefings Senator Amy Klobuchar says she's outraged at intelligence director John Rat Close decision over what he calls leaks. I think the house is going to have to subpoena the director of intelligence in order to get information, which is crazy, she also tells ABC is this week monitoring foreign interference should be paramount. President. Trump was asked about it Saturday at our hurricane briefing in Texas. And said Radcliffe is right. You have leakers on the committee. Obviously liquors that air doing bad things, probably not even legal to lead. Trump did not offer details, Radcliffe said. Lawmakers will get written updates. I'm Julie Walker. The number of confirmed Corona virus cases globally has topped 25 million, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The US leads the count with nearly six million cases, followed by Brazil, with just under four million and India with 3.5 million. The real number of people infected by the virus is believed to be much higher, perhaps 10 times higher in the U. S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is due to testing limitations and the many mild cases that may have gone on reporters. Global deaths from covert 19 standard over 840,000 with the US having the highest hole with 182,000. I'm Sarah Bassett. US leads the count with nearly six million cases, followed by Brazil, with just under four million and India with 3.5 million. The real number of people infected by the virus is believed to be much higher, perhaps 10 times higher in the U. S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is due to testing limitations and the many mild cases that may have gone on reported Global deaths from Covad 19 standard over 840,000 with the US having the highest hole with 182,000. I'm Sarah Bassett. Belarus's shaken by three weeks of massive protests against its authoritarian president has deported some foreign journalists and revoked the accreditation of local reporters. To Moscow based Associated Press Journalists who were covering the protests have been deported to Russia. Theeighties Belarusian journalist had their press credentials for vote, The Belarusian Association of journalist said accreditation rights have also been taken away from 17. Belarusian media workers. Criticism over the crackdown came from both media outlets and governments. Protesters say the results of the August 9 presidential election were raped and a calling for President Alexander Lukashenko was run the country since 1994 to resign. I'm Sarah Basset to Moscow based Associated Press journalists who were covering the protests have been deported to Russia. The apes. Belarusian journalist had their press credentials for vote, the Belarusian Association of journalist said Accreditation rights have also been taken away from 17. Belarusian media workers. Criticism over the crackdown came from both media outlets and governments. Protesters say the results of the August 9 presidential election were raped and a calling for President Alexander Lukashenko was run the country since 1994 to resign. I'm Sarah best President Donald Trump will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday. Amid fury over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the back, which left a 29 year old black man paralyzed. White House spokesman Judd Deere told reporters aboard Air Force one Saturday that President Trump will be meeting with law enforcement officers and surveying some of the damage from recent protests. That turned destructive. Trump has been running his reelection campaign on a law and order mantle denouncing protesters as thugs while voicing his support for police. Democratic opponent Joe Biden has accused President Trump of rooting for violence amid unrest in Wisconsin. I'm surely antler White House spokesman Judd Deere toe reporters aboard Air Force one Saturday. That President Trump will be meeting with law enforcement officers and surveying some of the damage from recent protests that turned destructive. Trump has been running his reelection campaign on a law and order mantle denouncing protesters as thugs while voicing his support for police. Democratic opponent Joe Biden has accused President Trump of rooting for violence amid unrest in Wisconsin. I'm surely antler AP News for Friday August 28th I'm Tim Maguire America. Your reality is not really thousands of people March again on the 57th anniversary of the march on Washington, Speaking in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Jacob Blake sister denounces her brother shooting by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We will not pretend We will not be your docile slave. We will not be a doll to oppression. Most of our We will not dress up this genocide and boom and call it. Police broke ality blankets hospitalize, his father says he may never walk again. His shooting touched off days of protests and violence in the city between Milwaukee and Chicago. The 17 year old from Illinois, charged with homicide and attempted homicide in the shooting deaths of two protesters and the wounding of another Tuesday night, has had his extradition hearing set for September. 25th. President Trump Campaign's in Manchester, New Hampshire, telling the crowd he sees the Democrats and Joe Biden as threats to their way of life. Joe Biden is the puppet. Of.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on KOMO
"In China, A two storey restaurant in a northern village collapsed during an 80th birthday celebration, leaving 29 people dead and another 28 injured. No word on what caused the collapse. Hundreds of rescue workers using dogs, cranes and high tech sensors search the rubble for hours lifting slams of concrete to find survivors. More developments in Belarus, where protests continue against its longtime dictator. Belarus authorities have revoked accreditation from journalists working for most foreign news organizations in the country. It included journalists from the BBC, Reuters AP French and German public broadcasters as well as the U. S government funded Radio Free Europe. And several others. Foreign journalists were already largely blocked from entering Belarus, including almost all American media. The U. S embassy in Minsk on Saturday demanded Belarus's government cease targeting journalists. It comes as police are intensifying pressure on protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. Passionate rival ABC News. MINSK, India has recorded a whopping 78,761 new Corona virus cases in just the past 24 hours. That's the worst single day spike in the world, adding to that number some 948 deaths, with total fatalities topping 63,000 people. India now has the fastest growing daily corona virus cases of any country in the world. This is ABC News. You're a smart, hardworking roofing contractor. Save time with the Beacon Pro plus up the Beacon pro plus at works around the clock.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Belarus on the brink. There's all kinds of people some 150,000 protesting of their over the, uh the President Alexander Lukashenko still being in power. Tom Rivers join us, Tom, It looks like the only has Russia had some impact and trying to break up our country. The visa, the social media when it comes to politics, But they've had a lot of power there in Belarus. Good morning, you Good morning. Good morning. So yeah, over the years has been a I wouldn't say a joint at the hip relationship but a fairly close relationship between men and and Moscow. And it all goes back to Ah, yet another election disputed fact that look, a single may have gotten 80% of the vote. Lot of people very skeptical about that. And when protesters you will now know for about two weeks and Sunday was the biggest one. And Ah, again, it's it's hard to see how we can possibly get a Smooth peaceful of you will transition over this space. The government says Okay. If you want to rerun of the election will happen when we have to change the Constitution, and then we need a referendum. And that passes and we can have the election flipside of the coin. Opposition figures. They know we just We just want to have Ah, election very, very quickly. A group of body of individuals. We want to have a proper opposition to run against, so it is kind of one up in the in the air right now. Fingers crossed. This thing can be resolved peacefully, but the thing is not obviously going away. Well, the United States, according Tio foreignpolicy dot com, was pointed, poised to send a U. S ambassador to Belarus for the first time. I think in quite some time, and now that's kind of been throttled and on hold some, though Republicans and Democrats still think that we need to have a presence there to kind of keep tabs. On the Moscow connection and the other part of this, and this may seem a kind of a long shot. But it goes into showing how Russia tries to get involved in everybody's foreign policy, particularly their next door neighbors. Yeah, well, they certainly wouldn't want to be involved in this kind of a protest right now. Basically, What they've got is a open phone line to the government in Belarus there saying yes, we would. Help you out, if if you need security down the road, But we're not going to initiate that. And they say that would be at the behest of the government in men's Can They say that would be if in fact the West Exerts enough influence in the country where they feel they need protection of of all the government buildings, installations, you name it, So it is a bit of a Tinderbox. You've got Moscow. You've got Washington and you're gonna You know Belarus right in the middle and Ah, it's again. You got opposition figures hanging out in billions. In Lithuania. Working elephants go at this stage. There has been no groundbreaker. Nothing. Ah, game changer at this stage, you say which way you think possibly may end up. Yeah, we'll have to see where it goes when it's all said and done, but real quickly. Ah, Lukashenko claimed he had 80% of the vote. Is that simply because they have so many others running against him? There's not a coordinated A really effort in order to overturn him in any elections, or is there believe that there is something I guess? More nefarious there with the election? Yeah, Brian, more nefarious. People are saying that we need that we really do need if, in fact there's going to be another election. You want international observers and every polling station Ah cross in Belarus. They're sending up. This is this is fair. And this is upstanding. And no, you're not throwing balance away or no, you're not using other means. To jack up if you will the government a number so Yeah. If there is another the election, it would have to be Free and fair have referees everywhere around the country. Appreciate your time. Thomas always. Thank you. Tom Rivers, ABC news correspondent there in London here in Kentucky. It's morning news 20 minutes after seven When we return, we gotta check of sports coming your way Next after traffic weather on the tens on NewsRadio 8 40 Caverns.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"There's Bean 1/3 night of demonstrations in the Belarussian capital Minsk, as protesters clashed with heavily armed police. The rally's began after President Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in Sunday's election, which many people believe was rigged. Our correspondent Abdu Jalil Abdul Rasul Elf has been following the protests. Another night. Another protest in Belarus It's Day three after disputed presidential elections. And this is how authorities here respond to any kind of dissent. Right. Police are using tear gas and stun grenades to disperse. The crowd that has gathered here in the streets off means people refused to leave, even though it's very tense here. Groups of four test has engaged in running battles with police dressed in black uniforms with helmets and shields. Officers fanned out across the street to push demonstrate his back. People continue together spontaneously for nightly rounds despite the total Internet account alleged fraud in Sunday's election. It's feeling anger here. It is a pity. Everyone always change young people. Older people. Everyone wants freedom and to live in a normal country, a European country. We don't want to live in North Korea. Without Internet without any freedom goes. I want all of our votes to be counted. Votes should just disappear. People shouldn't just disappear. Right, police coming, We have to leave. Early in the day, Our team was attacked by men dressed in black, who appeared to be security forces to take the camera away, they shouted. We showed our media accreditation in one of the officers ripped our colleagues card from Iran, her neck when we demanded it be returned. One of them last out with his battle as clashes unfolded, protests were constantly changing locations to make it harder to disperse now. Sound fell down quickly picked up by others as people tried. This gave the violence. Right. Police chase them wherever they went. And when they caught up with fleeing protesters, officers surrounded them and beat them with their batons. People in the apartment blocks food and swore at the offices. Go way resident screamed Police! Someone even threw a piece of furniture them. After several hours of cat and mouse, this tree stand common passing drivers kept honking their car horns in support of those who were detained by morning protesters had gone. They vowed to return again tomorrow. Abdeljilil Abdul Rasul off in Minsk to protestors, We've heard presenters rather working for official state TV channels have resigned to show solidarity with the protesters.
"president alexander lukashenko" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Of people protested in Belarus for a second straight Monday after official results from weekend elections dismissed by the opposition is a sham given overwhelming victory, too authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, extending his 26 year rule until 2025 sexual media in Belarus was awash with pictures of bleeding protesters on Sunday. But it has not proved a deterrent. Ah, witness of a new demonstration in Minsk said officers with truncheons beat protesters arresting around 30 people. Police have again used teargas. President Alexander Lukashenko has vowed not to let the country be torn apart by what he called sheep led by foreign agitators. His main challengers. Tikhonov Sky admits she's frightened but says she can't give up now The State Security Agency says it thwarted an attempt on her life but gave no details of BBC's Mike Saunders news and analysis. A townhall dot com I'm Keith Peters. Stuck in traffic. We've got the answer. Thiss recording is sponsored by Staples Stores. San Francisco, slow heading for the lower deck of the Bay Bridge, found one a one delayed from Hospital curve onto the span today and then on the civil grade North found 6 80 right 84. We have some smoke coming from the center divider, possibly a fire delays from Sheridan Road now Eastbound foreign conquered, tied up from salon away all the way to Port Chicago Highway and then went stadium through Berkeley. Slow from university to the maze. Kashgar Valley East, 5 80 knots Slow from Grove Way all the way to Counter Valley Boulevard more slowing after that, Through present at your traffic on.
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"Thiss Week on, says you 10 of the hardest earned points today, basically. Family very about That segment was totally wrong to be very proud games fast as its fun and everyone's a winner says you. Sunshine today after morning clouds and temperatures in the upper sixties and low seventies at the coast around the bay getting into the mid to upper nineties inland today, 20 minutes before six On Joyal Snyder. With these headlines, traditional Afghan assembly has paved the way for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the council of Community leaders and politicians as approved the release of 400 Taliban prisoners. The final batch of Taliban detainees to be freed before peace talks can begin. A day after protesters stormed government buildings in Beirut and clashed with police. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting an online donor conference for Lebanon following Tuesday's devastating explosion. And voters in Belarus are casting their ballots today and a contentious presidential election. Longtime President Alexander Lukashenko is seeking a six term, but he's facing frustration over his handling of the economy and the Corona virus pandemic. I'm Kyle Snyder. NPR news Percussion is getting ready to come down the hall. The puzzle is coming up in just a.
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"In the state of California the positive test rate for the Corona virus, down from 7.5% to 7%. Governor Gavin Newsom said Today. Number of cases is down. We too weak by 21%. Hospitalizations air down 10%. I seeyou rates down 5% is commending Californians. Both individuals and business owners were doing the right thing over the last month, but I did just wanted knowledge. Uh, how the business sector is doing and under credible circumstances, how grateful we are to all of you that are represented in that respect and to all of the employees. Uh, and customers that are doing their best as well under very trying and difficult circumstances. There's still 39 counties on the state Watch list, including San Diego. But just like the states and who can I seem promising results seven last 10 days, The positive test rate here has been below the rolling two week average of 5.3%. That's a good downward trend. And that metric is keeping Sandy you go on the watch list. The number of cases 100,000 people is also headed in the right direction. Currently, the case rate is above 101 118 point to since last week. The case rate continues to decrease and his moving and the right downward direction below 100 the results over the past seven days or promising and is due to everyone doing their part to change this metric, so keep up the great work. San Diego doctor Wilmut, the public health They're saying these case numbers need to continue to come down. The number of cases falling below 240 in the next two weeks will allow the state had a 14 day evaluation period before the watch lists will be removed. Then, as the case numbers went up over the last month in late June, early July, citations actually went down. But now the county's considering new metrics and violators could be charged since the Koven 19 pandemic began. San Diego County Undersheriff Mike Barnett says they were C 40 to 50 complaints a day reporting health violation. Shins. But the goal of the Sheriff's department has always been to educate you about our state and county public health orders, and we responded those calls only him of them. Sometimes it's just a matter of education. Like I said in a soon as we give them the information, the What they have to do to get into compliance, and despite zero Corona virus citations in July, some violators may not be out of the clear. Sometimes we'll just back off and we'll write the case up in a minute for prosecution. Ah, and as the court's open up when we get those after David's part of judges than prosecutions will want the maximum penalty is in $1000 Find in six months in jail. Zachary Barnes, KOGO news president, Trump says there's also been a drop for the positive cases have gone down 6% since last week nationwide. But he's asking Americans to take the virus seriously and do their part to slow the spread marriage all Americans to continue to socially distance. Wash your hands where a mask when you cannot avoid crowded places and to protect the elderly comes as Congress continues to negotiate the next round of Corona virus relief. As the negotiations continue to progress at a snail's pace, the administration is considering a number of options that might be available without congressional legislative action. The update coming a day after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said. He's not optimistic on reaching agreement soon. On a deal for the next round of relief to Americans hit hard by the Corona virus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the two sides remain far apart concerning the $600 per week and extra federal unemployment benefits. It's John Decker, the Apple fire up in San Bernardino and Riverside County's burning more than 26,000 acres. 5% contained. Cal Fire investigators say it was a driver of car trouble on Friday afternoon in Cherry Valley that caused the fire and their fire fires from San Diego Cal fire that had been on the way to help thousands evacuated as the wildfire burning north of the town of Beaumont exploded over the weekend due to extremely dry hot weather in rugged terrain. Cal Fire's Thomas Shoot, says San Diego Resource is have been deployed. 15 agencies are 10 type three engines and five of our patrol engines of the smaller ones that can get into some of the players area. More than 1300 firefighters from multiple agencies air fighting the flames, including cruise from San Diego, Fire, rescue Coronado and power away. Shoot, says Fire crews in San Diego remain well staffed in case a wild fire breaks out here. Joshua Lipton Kogo News, the sheriff in county supervisor Nathan Fletcher, at odds just who should be providing healthcare to jail inmates and the board of Supervisors were voting on it. Tomorrow. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher wants the board of Supervisors to vote for the county to take on health care and not to privatize it is the sheriff wants to do we need to evaluate and prepare the feasibility. Of our health and human services agency, administering medical and behavioral health care in our correctional facilities. We want to achieve a restorative model of health and our detention facilities not so are sold to the lowest better. Fletcher wants County employees to provide the healthcare, he says. A patchwork of providers can lead to poor communication and care. The Sherriff wrote to Fletcher, saying he operates independently from control by supervisors for the performance of running the jail's share, of course, is the board cannot oversee operations or set policy. Maryland, Haider Kogo News and La Mesa. Police say things were different this time around here in early August, and they were in late May during the Saturday afternoon protest. There were more officers in California Highway Patrol and aid from other agencies early on. Actually, the officers outnumber the protesters and some counter protesters who vowed their town would not be vandalized or burned to the ground. In late May 2 banks burned to the ground. Also a strip mall vandalized by late night rioters. Lieutenant Greg Run G of the limits. The police Department says they had a plan fence off an area near the police station to allow for essential services. To continue, and then this. We had a temporary restricted zone that pretty much encompassed the Civic Center area. That protest was supposed to occur that weapons would not be allowed. Lieutenant Franke says. There was atleast one arrest. Maybe another one doesn't know if it was related to the event a few skirmishes, but overall, he described the protest dedicated to women of color. Who lost their lives as a peaceful event. Phil Farrar, KOGO News Coming up next here from the governor on the positive news today for the Corona virus fight, That's up next. Kogo News time, 67 Not all tests of the same when it comes to testing for the Corona virus. Michael Doherty of any lab tests now in Stirling says consumers need to do their homework. There's two categories, right? There's the swab, which is do I have active to these? That's not an antibody test. Okay, so if you don't have symptoms by large Anyway. Having this swab is relevant to see if you were just recently contaminate, which is highly unlikely. That's different than antibodies. So any bodies are like you get the flu shot. You build up a defence develop antibodies that shows you've been exposed and our bodies will fight things off. And you never know exactly how affected anybody. Is there going to be because every human beings different Now there's a ton of different antibody testing. You're gonna have to do a little more homework. Basically, you should ask your lab what antibodies test for because there's more than one and you should ask them what they use. For more information, Visit Kobe, test Virginia dot com or call any lab tests now at 7034446633 shot the.
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"Lake County fires using water dropping helicopters with night vision to fight the flames, apparently getting an assist from L. A city fire and this At last check, and the fire said the flames were holding on the north side of the highway 1 38 forward progress of the fire. Cordelia County fire has been stopped. Apparently one vacant building has burned. Ah, wildfire burning north of Beaumont has burned more than 20,000 acres with 5% containment. Flames continue north from Riverside County into San Bernardino County, where at least 20 hand crews are trying to create a containment line around the flames. Cal Fire says at least 178 engines and six helicopter to helping fight the fire. The fire began Friday night in the Oak Glen area. Investigators are still trying to figure out how it started. Evacuation of Holmes has been ordered in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Fire meteorologists say the conditions are dry and hot with flames, tearing through grass brush and timber. Steve Gregory Ko Phi Nu is brought to you by Mike Diamond Smell good plumber. A brush fire in the Angeles National Forest has burned about 220 acres and fires, 65% continued at least Fires started at about 1 30 Thursday afternoon near Azusa and Highway 39. California Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass says her experience makes her a great choice for vice president. I have worked across racial lines. I've worked across political lines. And I have focused on really my goal, which is to get work done on behalf of the American people. It is Brian has been pointing out. Bass is reportedly one of Joe Biden's potential vice presidential picks for running mate. She says she is most proud of bringing folks together during her time in public office. Assistant Secretary of Health Admiral Bread draw says a testing our way out of the corona virus pandemic is now practical. We don't test our way out of this. We do smart policies with testing as an adjunct repeatedly pushed the various mitigation measures being put in place around the country to fight the virus. He has urged mask wearing saying the virus Khun be brought under control. If the vast majority of people use masks. South.