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"Ashley lizabeth for the monitor. Turning the sci-fi classic doom into a film has proved particularly difficult. The latest attempt shows the difficulty of creating a suitably epic canvas without losing emotional intimacy. You can find the full movie review by Peter raynor in today's issue. Now commentary from the monitor's editorial board on rewards for freedom of thought. If the North Korean regime ever collapses on its own, the Nobel Peace Prize ought to go to this group. Older people in North Korea. They are now banned from parks because they criticize the regime during their daily chats. After decades of stifling dissent, the regime can't seem to banish freedom of thought. The touch of freedom exists widely in North Korea is a testament to the power of truth and individual conscience. And to the liberty that enables each person to see others as free. Those who advocate for such freedoms are often awarded with international prizes. This year's Nobel Peace Prize, for example, went to two journalists for publishing under repressive regimes. Now, the European Parliament has given its annual sakharov prize for freedom of thought to Alexei Navalny. The country's leading pro democracy dissident, despite being poisoned twice, and then thrown in prison earlier this year, mister Navalny remains a moral center for many Russians. The European Union's award is named after a famed distant during the Cold War. Andre sucker of a Soviet nuclear scientist and human rights advocate. He wrote that freedom of thought is the only guarantee against.
"sakharov prize" Discussed on KQED Radio
"U. S intelligence community needs to rethink its China strategy That's the finding of a new congressional report for many years, the president nothing but praise for president. She he's decided it's politically advantageous to change is to now a House panel says the intelligence community is stuck in a post 9 11 mindset that's coming up next here on the world. I'm Marco, where manure with world where a co production of GBH Boston NPR X A couple of moments in last night's presidential debate, where the two candidates President Donald Trump and Joe Biden were sparring over who was tougher on China. You know, he talks about the art of the deal, China's made perfected the art of the steal. We have a higher deficit with China now that we did before, with the highest deaf it trade deficit with China eight year last year. China bashing during a U. S presidential election is nothing new. But this year the China threat is more ominous and difficult to confront. That's the assessment of the House Intelligence Committee, in a new report released today. It warns of the US intelligence community is stumbling as an increasingly goes head to head with Beijing. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, shares the panel congressman. What are the key findings of the report after decades of a focus on the counterterrorism mission in which was very largely successful in terms of thwarting additional attacks against the United States and against our homeland? Our ability to confront hard targets like China has really actress feed. We don't have the personnel, the language skills, the expertise and the privatization of resource is that we really should to deal with. A threat that is so cross cutting against every field of domain, you know, military air, cybertechnology diplomacy, foreign investment, and so we have a lot of work to do. Wouldn't it make more sense to put resources and emphasis on creating a constructive relationship with China? I mean, I know I sound naive, but the U. S and Chinese economy's air so intertwined. This approach seems like it might lose sight of mutual interests. I think we should do everything possible to make sure that this doesn't become another cold war. But of course, China, As you say, and what kind of relationship they want to have a president, it appears that China has determined to being increasingly aggressive and bellicose in the region. Projected power around the World Sea to change international institutions move them away from a law based rules based order to one where might next. Right. Eso. We have different, very different worldviews, very different agendas. I think we we ought to try to avoid conflict. But we can't be blind to the challenge that's presented both to freedom loving people around the world. But to our defense as well as our economy. You Congressman Schiff in a very practical level, I'm thinking language skills. We've been reporting on our show that the US has gutted the Confucius Institutes, Caesar. Chinese government funded outpost that offer Chinese language and culture classes. So what resources are you proposing to fill the language gap? Because robots can only do so much and we need linguists. We absolutely need linguists, and you're right. That's going to require resource is and we don't want to rely on resource is that that we don't trust in, so we need to make sure that we get out. We recruit the very best personnel and that we train them and we make use of their incredible talent. That's gonna be choices because resource is air, not unlimited. And so we need to figure out where we deploy. Our resource is now to what degree are we in the intelligence world still fighting the last war, and that may be the last war on terror. And how do we redeploy and reallocate to these emerging priorities? These hard target nation state actors that never went away but have changed in their complexity and the danger they present. I was wondering about that, because Trump's rhetoric around China has been competitive, angry and even insulting in recent months, But it seems you and other Democrats concerns about China may not be laden with his words, but you're just as concerned by the threat. What do you really see? Is the differences in your two positions? Congressman? What do you both want is outcomes. You know, I think the president's policy is essentially a pro Donald Trump policy, which means that it's idiosyncratic and divorce from America's national interest. So what time's it's praising President Xi. It's times is attacking President XI. At times it is making ziti a national security issue. At other times, it's just another trade issue. This, you know, kind of schizophrenic approach to our relations with China, of course, doesn't approve the United States position and trade policies have been another failure. Our economic situation has not improved. Our position in the world has declined. What we need, I think is a consistent and thoughtful approach to meeting China's rise in every domain Major. We need to be more competitive in terms of our engagement around the world with Development assistance to meet their belt road initiative means we need to think about the investments. You may need to make space to protect our satellites and to meet challenges posed by China's space. It means that we need to look at the cyber issues and China's very in crushing cyber espionage and cybertheft of Intellectual property means that we need to develop coalitions in the South China Sea and elsewhere. And so you know, I think those are or should we buy flowers and priorities. The difference is and how those priorities are effectuated on this administration. I think he's done a terrible job because its policy is really motivated by the whims of the president. Not any coherent view of China or the United States or anything else. Are you worried Congressman shift that in this election year? What passes for debate will be seen by many as knee jerk bashing and xenophobia? I mean, is that a legitimate worry For both parties. And if Biden winds how'd you pack that all back up? You know, I think China understands the political dynamic and what took place during the debate. Although I have to say, I think for all of us watching the debate last night, watching our president's performance was just a national embarrassment. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, chairs the House Intelligence Committee. He's been telling us about a new house intelligence report on confronting China Congressman Thank you for your time. Thank you. Every year, The European Parliament presents an award known as the Sakharov Prize. It goes to people in organizations that defend human rights and fundamental freedoms. This year, a man from Iraq has been nominated. Archbishop Najeeb Kyle Moussa fled his city in northern Iraq Justice the Islamic state was snatching up territory in 2014, the archbishop escaped with his life. The award nomination is for what he was able to bring with him. The world. Sharon Jafari has the story the night ofthe August 6 2014 is one that Archbishop Najib Mussa will never forget. He even has a name for it. I call it Black night Black night because it was the most harrowing experience of his life. He says he found out that the Islamic state militants were about to take over his city off in northern Iraq at midnight. With two brothers. I start toe leave, with many thousands off families crying and shouting and most of them they have no cars. The residents of car Akash had reason to escape. The city was home to Iraq's largest Christian communities and Islamic state Sunni extremist group believes that Christians are inferior. I feel that something very dangerous happen against our life against our heritage as a prominently there in the local Catholic community, Moussa was in charge of thousands of ancient manuscript.
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"W. up ahead on All Things Considered a member of the center for public integrity will be on the program to talk about how president trump and other politicians are raising money off the impeachment process later Airbnb stays of several weeks or even a couple of months are becoming more common in leading to strange experiences for some renter's Airbnb has long competed with hotels some say longer term renters typically have jobs and families in other words they're more responsible than short term renters Moorehead after this from NPR live from NPR news in Culver city California I'm too ugly psych hotel well president trump attended a campaign rally in Michigan talking up his economic and military accomplishments the democratic led house voted to impeach him on two counts for abuse of power and for obstruction Congress earlier in the day house speaker Nancy Pelosi had this to say the president violated the constitution is a matter of fact that the president is an ongoing threat to our national security and the integrity of our elections the basis of our democracy V. impeachment vote now heads to the Senate the trump administration is proposing new criteria for persons seeking asylum in the US and peers wins our Johnson reports the policy details seven factors that immigration officials could use to deem someone in eligible to apply the new rule would prevent immigrants from seeking asylum if they've been convicted of a felony or have been arrested repeatedly on domestic violence charges other disqualifier is include false identification or driving under the influence in a joint statement the department of homeland security and justice department say the changes are being implemented to allow immigration officials to devote more resources to the asylum cases of those who do qualify an imprisoned weaker economist is the winner of the European union's highest human rights honor the Sakharov prize for freedom of thought the daughter of ill Humm Tony received the award on behalf of her father whom she hasn't seen since his arrest by the Chinese government at the close of Wall Street today the Dow Jones industrial average closed down twenty seven points the nasdaq closed up four points this is NPR news and this is Casey are W. on Larry Perot on a Wednesday December eighteenth very good evening to you here's what's happening at six thirty two the US justice department has wrapped up an investigation into conditions inside Orange County jails skis here W. strictly to reports the investigation began eleven years ago after inmates murdered a fellow prisoner inside a county lockup inmates ganged up on John chamberlain in two thousand six and beat him to death at a jail in the city of orange while a sheriff's deputy watch TV less than seventy feet away a grand jury report found the beating took place in a blind spot now the DOJ says it's closed its investigation after the OC sheriff's department made a number of changes to the jail system including providing better services for mentally ill and drug addicted prisoners and cracking down on drugs being smuggled behind bars but critics including the ACLU of southern California say Orange County lock ups are still wrestling with major problems including attacks on inmates and failing to provide proper medical care that is KCRW's cherry glaze reporting in the LAPD adjusting its use of force policies the department is working to comply with the new state law that establishes a stricter standard for when officers can use deadly force this KCRW's Durrell's that's been reports the changes won't be in place when the new law takes effect January first the Los Angeles board of police commissioners this week held off accepting the proposed LAPD policy changes thank you needed to hear more from the public the department and officers in the field the comment period will last thirty days followed by two weeks when the department can make adjustments to the policy a resolution is expected in February the new state law says that police officers may only use deadly force when it is necessary to protect human life under the old standards an officer merely needed to have a reasonable belief that a life was in danger the law was passed in response to police shootings of unarmed black men and it was fiercely contested by police officer unions the final version was a compromise that contained more protections for officers the LAPD says its officers have been involved in thirty six shootings or what the department calls critical incidents this year US health officials have confirmed three children with measles in Colorado traveled from New Zealand to LA acts before arriving in Denver the kids were recently hospitalized the Denver post since the CDC has issued warnings at airports in Denver and LA involving the same airline passengers public health officials say travelers who passed through Denver International Airport or Allie.
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"It's All Things Considered from NPR news Ahmadi corn and I'm ari Shapiro Airbnb has been competition for hotel now some people are using the service for long term renting I got into kind of a time crunch and I turned out like the cheapest and best thing that I could do was to Airbnb also we hunted down the actual impeachment handbook more on that afternoons line is from NPR news in Culver city California I'm doing police like hell tell after hours of emotional and heated debate lawmakers will soon vote on articles of impeachment earlier White House adviser kellyanne Conway said it is a sad day for America as the democratic led house prepares to vote on the impeachment of president trump and peers Asia Rawska reports the trump that the trump administration officials continue to argue the house inquiry was unfair to the president kellyanne Conway says president trump does not think impeachment will diminishes record but he does think it will reflect badly on Democrats this is a legacy of people who have been so focused and hell bent on removing him from office on not getting the story or getting you a job in your district but getting the president's Conway said trump was monitoring the house proceedings throughout the day trump's and a flood of tweets about impeachment at one point he tweeted in all caps quote this is an assault on America Democrats are argue they are carrying out their constitutional duty to address presidential misconduct I use Roscoe MPR news the White House and in prison weaker economist is the winner of the European union's highest human rights honor the Sakharov prize for freedom of thought teri Schultz reports the daughter of ill Humm Toti received the award on behalf of her father whom she hasn't seen since his arrest your elim believes her father must be in one of the Chinese government re education camps were up to one point five million members of the country's Muslim Uighur minority are believed to be detained she says her family hasn't had any news about him since twenty seventeen Ilham touchy anaconda Mr spoke out about the hardships and forced by Beijing on the Uighurs he was jailed for life on charges of separatism your elements urging politicians academics and students to protest against the treatment of the Uighurs fiat Chrysler automobiles and French automaker PSA group have signed a binding merger agreement the deal will create the world's fourth largest automaker as Michigan radius Tracy Selten reports the merger will bring together two companies that survived close calls Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in two thousand nine to become fiat Chrysler PSA was in financial trouble as recently as twenty fourteen PSAs current CEO Carlos to virus is credited with bringing PSA back from the brink and he will become CEO of the new company the merger brings under one roof the profitable jeep and ram brands alongside Alfa Romeo and Maserati Peugeot and opal the company's claim there will be no plant closures and that cost savings will come from economies of scale the two companies say they'll come up with the name for the new company in the coming months for NPR news I'm Tracy Samuelson the trump administration is today proposing more mandatory limits for asylum seekers making those who have been convicted of felonies or certain other crimes such as entering the country illegally or driving while under the influence in eligible for asylum meanwhile a handful of groups including the innovation lab in Oregon filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the immigration quit system has become what they say is a deportation machine I'm doing a lease I cannot tell NPR news in Culver city California thank.
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"When the engine of you'll be with us next week for our special country show a special country Chris thanks to Steven for doing the engineering thing for Bob for letting her effervescent presents to the studio thanks all you folks out there in radio land for the last three hours with listen to back to the country W. O. R. T. of an eight and I'm hoping that in Madison Wisconsin we'll see you next week song please well the thing I have a dole can't see now we the south we own brand BBC news with soon Montgomery a sharply divided US house of representatives is considering the articles of impeachment against president trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress Republicans have argued the process is a sure runs but opening the debate to the democratic speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi said Mr trump was an ongoing threat very sadly now our founders vision of a Republic is under threat from actions from the White House that is why two day as speaker of the house I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States if we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty it is tragic that the president's reckless actions make impeachment necessary he gave us no choice Mr trump is accused of pressurizing Ukraine to investigate his democratic political rival Joe Biden and obstructing approved by Congress Nick Bryant is on Capitol Hill the impeachment of Donald Trump is not a foregone conclusion he'll become only the third president in U. S. history to be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors this morning Republicans on Capitol Hill tried to slow that constitutional process down but they don't have the numbers to stop it so in a vote the will go largely along partisan lines the Democrats will use that majority in the house of representatives to pass two articles of impeachment accusing Mr trump of abusing his presidential power and of obstructing Congress not one Republican is expected to turn against the president the United Nations food agency says Somalia is facing its worst invasion of locusts in twenty five years if the opium has also been affected Mary Harper reports the food and agriculture organization said the desert locusts to devour tens of thousands of hectares of crops and grazing land food is now in short supply and the livelihoods of farmers the nomads threatened the FAA said conflict in many parts of Somalia had made it impossible to carry out what it described as the ideal control measure of spraying insecticides from planes the daughter of ilum Toti a weaker intellectual imprisoned in China has accepted the top European human rights prize on his behalf but said she didn't know if he was still alive he is senior Hopson ill Humm told he is serving a life sentence in China he was found guilty of separatism in twenty fourteen accepting the Sakharov prize from the European Parliament jury it'll have his only child said she was grateful for the chance to tell her father's story because he could not she added she did not know where her father is juror in hunting night that her father had ever advocated independence for scenes young the region in China's northwest where most weaker is live and up to a million are held in detention camps world news from the BBC congregational prayers have been offered to the principal mosque of Indian administered Kashmir for the first time since early August there have been no worship at the ancient Jamil mustard and stern ago since daily imposed a security come down and scrapped the autonomy of cashmere a local man said that when he heard the call to prayer his happiness knew no bounds but the saddest thing was that the Kashmir dispute remained unsolved in Spain thousands of Catalan separatists are demonstrating outside Barcelona football club stadium ahead of el Clasico the clash with fierce rivals real Madrid the match which will start later had to be postponed in October following protests in Catalunya over the jailing of nine pro independence leader is often leave reports real Madrid and Barcelona of Spain's most successful teams the rivalry is famed worldwide and the match is known as el Clasico outside the stadium the castle and pro independence groups tsunami democratic disorganized a mass demonstration at each corner of the ground the group which is classed as a criminal organization by Spanish officials claims more than twenty five thousand people are taking part many have blue banners with the words Spain sit down and talk protest is also planning a visible protest inside the stadium during the televised game reports.
Why is Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice
"Awarding someone the Nobel Prize for peace is always tempting. Fate saw cha the vagaries of human affairs. Yesterday's warmonger is tomorrow's peacemaker and vice versa. That it's not really the Norwegian Nobel Committees Fault when Pulse Charity Makes Mockery of some of their judgements. When you give a piece Gong to someone like Henry Kissinger oh Yasser Arafat? It's just a risk you run. And it is nevertheless startling to see an actual Nobel peace laureate appearing at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend the government they lead against allegations of genocide. It's pretty much the one thing that isn't supposed to happen. History had given us the opportunity to give up our best just for a cause in which we believed when the Nobel Committee chose to honor me. The road had chosen of my own free will aw became less lonely path to follow sang suci daughter of the founder of modern Myanmar Aung San and a formidable politician diplomat and and activist in her own. Right won the Nobel Peace Prize in Nineteen ninety-one at the time she was rivaled only by Nelson Mandela as a universally admired Royat. Avatar of all. That was good displaying exemplary courage in resisting. All that was bad. She led the National League for Democracy as it faced down only terrifying and ruthless military GIONTA which had turned Myanma into North Korea with Palm. Trees saying SUCI spent most of the period between Nineteen nineteen ninety nine and two thousand and ten under house arrest. She was a hero aside from the Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded the Sakharov Prize. US Congressional Channel Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of freedom an honorary order of Australia. Honorary Citizenship of Canada and Amnesty International's ambassador of conscience since award. Luke pestle made a film about her. U2 wrote a song about and in time she triumphed the NLD won a landslide election victory in two thousand and fifteen though denied the presidency on a technicality. She became state councillor effectively. Myanmar's prime minister it. It was hailed worldwide as a victory for decency determination and patience and now she's denying that she is some kind of an accessory to crimes against humanity he sang Succi has been fair to say on a journey. These ban mind this complex situation and the challenge to sovereignty and security already in our country when you're assessing the intent of those who attempted to deal with the rebellion. Surely under the circumstances genocidal decider intent cannot be only hypothesis loan and it is important to be clear that while Aung Sang. SUCCI is in The Hague. She is not in the dark. She is appearing voluntarily and has not been charged with any crime the allegation before the ICJ EJ is against her country. Not Her the case has been brought by the Gambia. Backed by the fifty-seven members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Asian a coterie which includes several nations who might want to pause before mounting their high horses where human rights are concerned. The allegation is essentially essentially that Myanmar's recent persecution of the Hindu people Myanmar's Muslim minority. Who lived mostly in the country's raccoon state amounts to genocide this? This is a term with specific legal meanings and it will be for the court to determine if events in Myanmar meet the threshold. What is known is bad enough? Enough since two thousand and sixteen perhaps a million ranger have fled Myanmar mostly to neighboring Bangladesh journalists NGOs and the UN win have reported a consistent pattern of atrocious violence much of it directed at civilians not excluding children Myanmar's military known as has the top Madore have consistently claimed that they are waging a counter insurgency against Islamist terrorists though Sang Suci does not directly command the Tatmadaw. Aw this is also the line that she has held. The most sympathetic imaginable interpretation of aren't sang Suu Cheese behavior. And it's a reach is that that she is still in some respects the prisoner of the same military which once held her under house arrest. She may have calculated. This is a compromise. She has to to make to maintain such democracy as me unmanned now has that if she takes hold in the military the military will once again take charge of the country. This is a question unlikely to interest the hundreds of thousands over hinge in now wondering if they'll ever be able to go home again and they of course are the ones who have have survived the Tatmadaw's pogroms justice for the victims. If it is coming at all maybe years away
New EU chief takes helm amid rising suspicion of China
"New president of the EU Commission also funded lion will have spent her first night in office last tonight. Having already we think held urgent telephone call with Beijing. The expose last week on the existence of Detention Kemper Muslim leaguers has brought China's track record on human rights right to the top of our funding lines to do list. Let's look at what she in. The Commission can actually do. Let's hear from Isabel Hilton. The editor of China Dialogue. Welcome back the studio Isabel. Doing no of this phone call to take place between Oslo Funder Lion and Beijing yesterday. We don't although she did she has made Much of Saying that it would so I imagine it would also imagine she'd get pretty dusty response from Beijing. What was the intentionally the? The purpose of the phone call was literally. That's really her first day in office yesterday on the Sunday indeed. I think that there is a feeling in Europe That China has been. It's sort of general after say trend against China in the last few months in in a concern in Europe that China has too much power and abusing its power to undermine global norms including on human rights and that Europe needs to take more bust view. So I think that what we're seeing in that commitment over these really appalling abuses That you know that's what we're seeing. A new commission come in with the determination to stand up to China just remind us of what was said what was revealed last week in this expose. On the treatment of weakened Muslim there was a cache of documents. Som Four hundred which went to the New York Times A further batch that went to an international consortium of Investigative Journalism Journalists and although Ah the existence of the camp said being extremely extensively documented for more than two years now the detail of the organization and including many a a personal and telling details which included in. What do you tell a university student going home for the summer? WHO finds that? He's Oh her entire family his disappeared so it was the kind of meticulous rupp very chilling planning State directed absolutely top down To to to lock up one in ten or as far as we know of the weaker population so although the camps were known about. There's something about you know the revelation of the of the of the bones of this policy that that made people deeply deeply uncomfortable and actually highlighted the degree to which China has go away with this so far. Is Anybody greatly surprised. However about these great revelations I think many people suspected that there was a but the fact is as you say as you've been saying continually there is this buildup of evidence against China that it is Going against the beliefs Explo- uh ex- exploiting the global norms. It's sort of surprises. That surprised me that as underline sort of took it upon herself to make a fresh. I should tempted something that everybody sort of knew about anyway. Well it's true that the camps were known about because they say that the detail of the documents Really confronted Particularly Europe actually with them with the inaction although we have in fact through the year Seen a growing effort particularly by Europe to confront China over Xinjiang at the The Council on Human Rights the UN Council Counseling Human Rights Meeting in Geneva There was a letter signed by more than twenty countries calling for China to release the detainees China has put in an enormous effort in the last few years to undermining the principle of universal human rights and particularly at the UN. So for example China has been trying to advance the the premise that notable rights to equal and the right to development and state sovereignty so victory entry trump's individual human rights and that goes directly against the universal principle. It it implies that poor people Don't have rights or or don't don't desire rights which is which is nonsense and that that's completely any it's an important breach and China has managed to mobilize countries search which have An economic dependence on China to support them in Geneva in mounted very well documented campaign trying to shut out civil society actors NGOs who might criticized trying to put in a government sponsored NGOs who would sing the praises raises of China's policies and explicitly saying two countries which Had any kind of economic dependence on China there quite a lot now that if they showed stop and criticized then you know deals would not go well if they showed up and praised then they would benefit so you know. There is no doubt that China has managed to Marshal Marshall a lot of opinion on its side in the has been remarkable silence for example or endorsement for many Muslim countries. They have not criticized at China. I know I on on locking up a million Muslims for being Muslim and that's pretty remarkable So you know. We are confronted with with the situation situation in which if these rights are defended. It's come down to the European Union Australia and Canada and even the United States is not reliable ally in this so I think that for the new commission the European Union. It's a bit of a moment saying do defend the system or not. What does the e you you do? Though in terms of concrete action I mean we've seen a trade war bursts out between the United States and China and neither side into becoming coming out well from it now. The European Union's Heft when it comes to trade is enormous but you can see immediately the any sanctions that you might put on. China will be met with equally tough measures. I think that I doubt that we would see a trade war. Exactly I mean it's true that the European European Union has is an enormously important trading block for China's largest trade partner but European Union. Although doesn't speak because one over trade Except for you know the kind of You wide regulations but individual countries tend to make their own make pursue their own interests with China But the fact that the e U is willing publicly to criticize China the e you could for example push at the UN. I'm for sanctions against individuals. Who are involved with this trade? It could name and shame companies that are dealing That are installing technologies in Xinjiang And in fact it could under the principles of of human rights and business. It could sanction companies over human human rights abuses. So it's not without weapons and and I think you know put China China very much dislikes being called out on human and rights abuses in a moment when it's trying to present itself as the benign actor On the global On the global scene so simply having you who are being vigorous in terms of its criticism changes the atmosphere and gives cover to some other countries which might wish to but don't quite have the courage ridged criticize China. Finally we have the member-state ambassadors who already in Beijing being invited to Xinjiang which is where the majority if we miss them live at the beginning of next year can anything be settled on then. yes Although these visits of course are heavily managed and it wouldn't be the first time time we've had official visits to Xinjiang in which The visitors the official visit confronted with people who sing and dance and say that they're happy to be there so I didn't think anyone. Anyone has enormous illusions about about what you're seeing And I think the you made its point by By giving the Sakharov prize the alarm toady a who is a weaker intellectual as an economist at a university in In Beijing who in twenty fourteen was sent to in jail for life had all his assets confiscated leaving his family destitute in a in a savage sentence against a man who had always been of voice of reason and moderation and who was well known to journalists and indeed to ambassadors and human rights workers So I I think that you know laying down these markers important The visit will you know I. I don't know quite what such visit will achieve except that it's important wouldn't go on insisting on visits but I think that as I say The ambassador isn't Aachen have many illusions that the people that they speak to a free to speak Or they will uncover any great surprises. It will be very very carefully prepared
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"Two members of Franco's family attended the private exclamation and broke his remains were waiting helicopter they would also loan to drape a coffin in the Spanish flag for Morton Spain is very publicly disowning Franco's legacy Franco's remains of lane of the valley of the fallen outside Madrid since he died in nineteen seventy five last year the country's socialist government ordered that he be removed from public veneration Franco loyalists who believe he rescued Spain from communism accused the government of rewriting history for political gain the European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov prize for freedom of thought to jailed weaker human rights defender in toasty the parliament said the week of people had been subjected to unparalleled repression by the Chinese government from Brussels his Kevin Connolly the European Parliament Sakharov prize was created to wanna defenders of human rights and freedom of thought the hand talk to use a university lecturer and blogger who was trying to defend the rights of the Uighur minority in China he was jailed for life five years ago when a charge of separatism that is supporting regional autonomy for the week good people his trial was widely criticized in the west he was denied access to his lawyers who said they were not allowed to see the Chinese states alleged evidence against him India and Pakistan have signed an agreement that will allow Indian pilgrims to visit one of the holiest Sikh shrines in pockets stahn without a visa the good one a double so he is located about four kilometers from the border with India such cooperation between the two arch rivals his wrath and comes at a time of heightened tensions if a Denny's decision to revoke the special status of the Kashmir region new college will be inaugurated not enough amber world news from the BBC this is WNYC in New York I'm David first two allies of Rudy guiliani have pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan courtroom on charges they violated federal election laws W. N. Y. C.'s ilia merits reports the men also work with Giuliani to try to get you crane to intervene in the twenty twenty U. S. presidential contest according to the indictment left harness and Igor freemen engaged in illegal schemes around the twenty eighteen elections including making straw donor contributions on behalf of a Russian businessman prosecutors say one of their goals was to get the US ambassador to Ukraine removed from office this year Maria Evanovich was recalled from her posting in Kiev two months ahead of schedule partisan for men were arrested earlier this month as they attempted to fly out of the country with one way tickets before their arrest the men were subpoenaed as part of the house impeachment inquiry into alleged attempts by president trump and his associates to leverage US foreign policy for trump's benefit in twenty twenty the City University of New York has reached a tentative contract with its faculty union and for the first time it covers part time adjunct instructors the union says the five year deal gives raises to all faculty members and restructures the.
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"To you Drake the rapper turns thirty three years old today news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman Turkey's president says if Russia and the U. S. don't keep their promises regarding Syria Turkey's military operation could resume and peers Peter Kenyon reports a ceasefire in northeastern Syria appears to be holding president Recep Tayyip erdo on is met with vice president Mike pence and Russian leader Vladimir Putin he says Andrea will be watching closely to see that both countries honor their commitments everyone says Putin pledged that Russia would move Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey views as terrorists away from the border there are signs the Kurdish YPG fighters are unwilling to move as far off the border is Turkey would like president Donald Trump announced the lifting of American sanctions on Turkey that have been imposed just nine days ago taking credit for the ceasefire in saying countries in the region need to take more responsibility for security there Peter Kenyon NPR news it's double the late Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings will lie in state today at the US capitol and peers Bracton book reports they'll be a private ceremony this morning followed by a public viewing the private ceremony honoring Elijah Cummings will take place in the U. S. capitol's statuary hall it will be followed by viewing open to the public Cummings died last week at sixty eight after longstanding health issues the Maryland Democrat chair of the powerful house oversight and reform committee and is remembered as a champion for his majority black congressional district and a leading critic of trump policies including separation of families along the border farewell ceremonies for Cummings began Wednesday including one at Morgan state university a historically black college in Baltimore part of the district he represented for more than twenty years funeral services are set for Friday morning in Baltimore Brecht Booker if your news Washington the house won't hold hearings today in the impeachment inquiry because of the memorial for congressman Cummings on Wednesday testimony from one witness in the inquiry was delayed for nearly five hours that's because a group of Republican lawmakers barged into the secure room where witnesses are being questioned they want the questioning to be made public the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warnings for much of northern California creating extreme fire weather threats California utilities are shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of customers so power lines won't blow down and start wildfires this is drawing criticism James gore is the cinema county California executive he says people want to know who is losing power and why the irony is that as I talk to you right now my brother who lives across the street from me doesn't have power and I do people just a block down for me some of the most lost her power entirely and others three miles away do have power so one of the things that everyone is asking is how does this work meanwhile the cinema county sheriff's department says a wildfire burning there has scorched more than ten square miles and is growing fast none of it is contained this is NPR Japan and South Korea have pledged to try to repair their relations these have been dont over disputes over history trade and security and piers Anthony kun reports from Seoul that the two sides held their highest level meeting so far this year in Tokyo prime minister Enoch young and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Ave agreed that the two neighbors could not allow problems to keep on festering and they need to coordinate policies toward the US and North Korea he brought on by a letter from president moon jae in in which he hopes for an early resolution of the disputes and piers Anthony kun reporting the Washington nationals have taken a two games to none lead in the World Series Daschle lacked the Houston Astros last night twelve to three to win game two with the fall classic Washington nationals starting and winning pitcher Stephen Strasburg credits gnats catcher Kurt Suzuki for hitting a home run that broke at two two tie offense kind of came out and scored a lot around so you know but I think the big one was music there in the seventh kind of give us that that lead and then everything started to you know get a lot better after that the series now shifts to Washington DC for game three that's tomorrow night the nats are seeking their first World Series title the European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to an economist who has spoken out against China's treatment of its weaker minorities economist ill I'm totally has won the Sakharov prize the European Parliament is now calling on China to release today he was sentenced to life in prison in China in twenty fourteen I'm korva Coleman NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include I drive maker of remote PC providing real time remote access to computers anywhere and featuring remote PC vision an augmented reality support tool learn more at remote PC dot com this is morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition hundreds of hospitals have begun suing opioid manufacturers seeking to recover the cost of treating addiction and overdoses I think the more hospitals we have the better off we are you know there's always a safety in mass and many of these hospitals are dealing with some level of financial distress that story coming up on morning edition here on KCRW today on press plate why breast cancer is one of the most talked about.
"sakharov prize" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To you Drake the rapper turns thirty three years old today news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman Turkey's president says if Russia and the U. S. don't keep their promises regarding Syria Turkey's military operation could resume and peers Peter Kenyon reports a cease fire in northeastern Syria appears to be holding president Richard type there to one is met with vice president Mike pence and Russian leader Vladimir Putin he says on crew will be watching closely to see that both countries honor their commitments everyone says Putin pledged that Russia would move Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey views as terrorists away from the border there are signs the Kurdish YPG fighters are unwilling to move as far off the border is Turkey would like president Donald Trump announced the lifting of American sanctions on Turkey that have been imposed just nine days ago taking credit for the ceasefire insane countries in the region need to take more responsibility for security there Peter Kenyon NPR news it's double the late Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings will lie in state today at the US capitol and peers Bracton book reports they'll be a private ceremony this morning followed by a public viewing the private ceremony honoring Elijah Cummings will take place in the U. S. capitol's statuary hall it will be followed by viewing open to the public Cummings died last week at sixty eight after longstanding health issues the Maryland Democrat chair of the powerful house oversight and reform committee and is remembered as a champion for his majority black congressional district and a leading critic of trump policies including separation of families along the border farewell ceremonies for Cummings began Wednesday including one at Morgan state university a historically black college in Baltimore part of the district he represented for more than twenty years funeral services are set for Friday morning in Baltimore Brecht Booker if your news Washington the house won't hold hearings today in the impeachment inquiry because of the memorial for congressman Cummings on Wednesday testimony from one witness in the inquiry was delayed for nearly five hours that's because a group of Republican lawmaker barged into the secure room where witnesses are being questioned they want the questioning to be made public the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warnings for much of northern California creating extreme fire weather threats California utilities are shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of customers so power lines won't blow down and start wildfires this is drawing criticism James gore is the cinema county California executive he says people want to know who is losing power and why the irony is that as I talk to you right now my brother who lives across the street from me doesn't have power and I do full just a block down for me some of them across our power entirely and others three miles away do have power so one of the things that everyone is asking is how does this work meanwhile the cinema county sheriff's department says a wildfire burning there has scorched more than ten square miles and is growing fast none of that is contained this is NPR Japan and South Korea have pledged to try to repair their relations these have been dont over disputes over history trade and security and piers Anthony kun reports from Seoul that the two sides held their highest level meeting so far this year in Tokyo prime minister Enoch young and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Ave agreed that the two neighbors could not allow problems to keep on festering and they need to coordinate policies towards the US and North Korea he brought on by a letter from president moon jae in in which he hopes for an early resolution of the disputes and piers Anthony kun reporting the Washington nationals have taken a two games to none lead in the World Series Daschle lacked the Houston Astros last night twelve to three to win game two with the fall classic Washington nationals starting and winning pitcher Stephen Strasburg credits gnats catcher Kurt Suzuki for hitting a home run that broke a two two tie offense kind of came out and scored a lot around so you know but I think the big one was music there in the seventh kind of give us that that lead and then everything started to you know get a lot better after that the series now shifts to Washington DC for game three that's tomorrow night the nats are seeking their first World Series title the European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to an economist who has spoken out against China's treatment of its weaker minorities economist Ilham Toti has won the Sakharov prize the European Parliament is now calling on China to release talking he was sentenced to life in prison in China in twenty fourteen I'm korva Coleman NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include I drive maker of remote PC providing real time remote access to computers anywhere and featuring remote PC vision and augmented reality support tool learn more at remote PC dot com coming up on morning edition no.
News in Brief 10 December 2018
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations in an historic move described by U N chief Antonio Gutierrez as a roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos the global compact for safe orderly and regular migration was adopted on Monday by more than one hundred fifty governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, speaking at the opening intergovernmental session, Mr Gutierrez said that the Compaq provides a platform for humane sensible mutually beneficial action resting on simple, ideas, acknowledging that some states. Neither took part in the conference nor adopted the compact the UN chief expressed his hope that they would come to recognize its value for their societies to join in this common venture along with climate change. Unregulated migration has become a pressing issue in recent years every year. Thousands of migrants lose their lives or go missing. On perilous routes often fallen victim at the hands of smugglers, and other predators. Each year on ten December the world marks human rights day on Monday the day took on a special meaning as it coincided with the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration on human rights. One of the key documents adopted in the first few years of the UN general assembly in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The UN mission known as you NAMA welcomed government efforts to extend human rights to all despite ongoing conflict, including the work of Afghanistan's, independent human rights commission. A new penal code and the employment of women in the civil service and the private sector acknowledging these achievements and offering the missions continued steadfast commitment. Yunan ahead tadamichi Yamamah. Motto pointed to some of Afghanistan's remaining challenges, particularly from ongoing conflict that continues to cause persistent high numbers of civilian casualties in keeping with the theme. Michelle Bachelet, the U N High Commissioner for human rights, pay tribute to lewd Miller Mikhaylov. Nah, Alexia calling her one of the greatest human rights defenders ever, MS Basha, let recalled that the activist who died on Saturday in Moscow, h ninety one was awarded the prestigious Sakharov prize for freedom of thought in two thousand nine miss Alexia was a Russian historian leading human rights activist and founding member of the Moscow Helsinki group. According to news reports miss Alex Cava continued to be outspoken in her later years criticizing Russia's annexation of Crimea in twenty fourteen. Teen saying it brought shame on my country and also denounced what she called the awful political killing of opposition leader Boris Nemstov. She wasn't intrepid defender of the rights of honorable people in Russia, and beyond and her life and work inspired generations of human rights defenders around the globe said the UN rights chief Liska Fiji, U N news.