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"secretary general antonio gutierrez" Discussed on WTOP
"Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez, with a message to Israel and Hamas stop fighting only way forward is to return to negotiations with the goal of a two state solution, leaving two states side by side in peace security and move the recognition, which Jerusalem is the capital of both states. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on CBS's face, the Nation defended the strike that destroyed a building in Gaza, which housed a number of news organization. We make sure that everyone is gone. Before we bring down those terrorist facilities, and that's the difference between Israel and Hamas. They deliberately target our cities deliberately target are civilians, the glorifying the death of Children and civilians and old people. Despite international efforts to broker a ceasefire, Netanyahu signal that the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on. Meanwhile in the West Bank bleacher collapsed at a West Bank synagogue as ultra Orthodox Jews were celebrating the holiday of shit. Belote police say the synagogue was packed with more than 600 worshippers. It was reminiscent of a stampede at a religious festival in Israel two weeks ago in which four 35 ultra Orthodox Jews were killed. Robert Burgers, CBS NEWS Jerusalem Are you confused about where you still need to wear a mask and where you can go without Dr Anthony Fauci on CBS's Face The Nation Trying to help with the confusion will be doing now is coming out very quickly with individual types of guidance is so people will say Well, what about the workplace? What about this? What about that? He said. Within weeks, they'll add some more specifics and added The relaxed mask guidance is based on the effectiveness of vaccines against the virus and its variants. New York Yankees They're dealing with a covert outbreak another positive test, this one involving a staff member. The Yankees have had nine total positives in the past week. Three coaches, five staffers and a short stop that Bengal tigers seen roaming around Houston neighborhood last week has been found and is now at an animal sanctuary commander Ron Boris said of the Houston police Department. Shape or form. Should you have an animal like that in your household that animals only nine months old but already raised £125 full grown that and we'll get to £600..
UN, Canada, Jamaica Spearhead Action to Prevent Debt Crisis
"Action to prevent a debt crisis around the world. They're calling for an extension of the moratorium on debt repayments and urgent cash liquidity for developing countries so they can respond to the cova 19 pandemic and invest in their economic recovery. Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez the U. N saying on Monday that a debt crisis will have The greatest impact on the poorest of people and most vulnerable countries. But he also adds that it can't be confined to a region or countries, saying that there has been credible forecasts of losses of global output. In the trillions of dollars. Well, there is no pain you are receding.
Back in Paris pact, US faces tougher climate steps ahead
"The U. S rejoining the Paris climate accord after former President Trump pulled the country out last November. U. N Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez hopes that the U. S. Along with other U N member nations will agree to raise the bar for climate action worldwide at the Belasco climate Conference Cop 26 going to be held this coming November I count on the United States. Together with all other G 20 members to rally behind these three main objectives and to engage in international negotiations that will be needed for success at Cop 26
"secretary general antonio gutierrez" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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Why We Need to Quit Coal
"In nineteen forty eight. The british politician emmanuel shin well appeal to people to avoid wasting coal. But just as i am asking the minor but a greater effort to give you the coal you need. I also asked uses fuel at work and at home to burn coal catholic and to avoid way then cole was seen as key to a prosperous future Now seen as a means to a hotter and deadlier one it accounts for nearly half of the global energy systems carbon dioxide emissions this week a united nations report laid out how coal use must be drastically reduced. If there's any hope of reaching the paris agreements target of limiting warming to one point five or two degrees above pre industrial levels the un secretary general antonio gutierrez urged the world to get rid of it. It is time to put a price on carbon to phase out fossil fuel finance and then fossil fuel subsidies to stop building new coal power plants and co power financing domestically and overseas the report this week from the united nations and a group of international climate. Researchers laid out how difficult it might be to meet of these targets. Charlotte howard is the economists energy and commodities editor. So to meet the one point five degree target coal use would have to drop by eleven percent each year for the next decade to meet two degrees would require coal demand to drop by seven percent. That's about the same decline that we are expected to see this year and twenty twenty which was really a historic bad year for coal amid a global pandemic and so that lays out just how hard it is to achieve these goals but even safe the knowledge that it is a terrible fuel. It is still widely in use right. What what is the the global picture of coal consumption look like well. This has been a really interesting year because in some ways it has eliminated both the progress being made against coal as well as illuminated. Just how tricky. It's going to be to get rid of it. In parts of the world in the west and in europe you've seen coal under consistent pressure due to this combination of factors that are mutually reinforcing from government policy which promotes renewables investors becoming increasingly wary of stranded assets and the risk of investing in coal. As well as really good alternatives to call in america this wave of natural gas that was unleashed by fracking. Helped retire a lot of coal plants and now the cost of renewables have declined by so much that in most of the west new solar new wind is actually less expensive than coal from existing. Coal fired power plants so caused really struggling to compete. And the question is how you can start to drive down coal and other parts of the world where it continues to grow if co falls in the west but rises in asia which already counts for three quarters of coal consumption. You're gonna blaze right past the goals of the paris. Climate agreement and yet the question around fossil fuels more generally has been developing economies can essentially catch up to the west without making those same mistakes while while the west is taking. Its foot off the gas as it were. It's worth remembering that american europe. Of course their own economic development was powered by coal and that even now coal consumption per person in india which is the world's second largest coal consumer is less than half the coal consumption per person in america. And so there's this question of. Why should we limit our own economic growth and limit access to a cheap and reliable form of electric city and so you see countries starting to reckon with this trying to find ways both to meet their climate targets as well as continued to support rapid growth. But you say that. Asia is sort of central to to this equation and yet even china for example is is making very ambitious promises about zero carbon output. That's right you saw decision. Paying set out a goal of carbon neutrality by twenty sixty in september and that is a really big deal. China accounts for more than half of all the world's coal consumption. It is the world's largest emitter so having that level of political commitment from government that essentially controlled is very important and the question is how soon china may act to set in motion plans towards limiting its emissions. There are few really key documents that are coming up. So china's five year plan will be published next year that could include a net cap on coal. Which would allow new installations of coal plants. Only as they replace older ones that are more polluting and then also by the end of december china has to make a fresh pledge to fight emissions under the terms of the paris climate agreement of two thousand fifteen. So i think we'll get some more clear direction soon but it's part to overstate just how important it is to think about china and coal just because of how large the emissions are will. That's the story for china. But you you said. Asia more generally is really the the big piece of this puzzle. Some of the forces that are helping to drive down coal in the west don't fully apply in asia and that's largely because of the degree of government intervention. Obviously in china you have state backed coal companies elsewhere in asia to you have governments that are involved either and owning national electricity companies in india coal. India limited is the state-backed coal company. That is the world's largest coal miner. There's a very difficult political challenge. Which is that. The interests of the state and the interests of the coal industry are very closely intertwined and so even when private capital begins to fall away from coal you can have public support for it and that means that it can be more challenging to make this transition. That in parts of america are parts of europe so with all that in mind then. What prospects do you think for reaching the targets that are laid out in this week's u report. I think there are a few really promising things that have happened. One is just this extraordinary decline of coal fired. Power in the west shows that it is possible. Five years ago. Coal accounted for about a third of britain's electricity generation and in the second quarter of this year accounted for zero point five percent. The other thing is that in the five years since the paris agreement you seen real progress on a number of levels you've seen market forces evolved such that renewables really are competitive in much of the world. Even some middle income countries like indonesia where coal is still technically cheaper than renewables. You've also seen a really big ramp up in commitment from global leaders not just xi jinping but india's government has set very aggressive targets for renewables. Of course you have now. In the form of joe biden someone who really views climate as a key part of his presidency. He signalled his commitment to fighting climate. Change the appointment of john. Kerry's climates are and. I think that having the person who was america's seniormost diplomat a secretary of state during barack obama's presidency is important signaling to the world that a new round of leadership on climate is coming and one of the most important tasks in thinking about climate. Diplomacy is how to encourage this shift away from coal and that includes how to support those who suffer from the shift the workers of course also some of the patients that have vested interests in call.
The UN Secretary General Calls For Climate Change
"The state of the planet is broken and now is the time to transform humankind's relationship with the natural world and with each other. Un secretary general antonio gutierrez said in an address at columbia university in new york on wednesday. He said the world is facing a devastating pandemic global warming ecological degradation and setbacks in achieving sustainable development but as human activities are at the root of this descent towards chaos. Human action can help solve it making peace. Sweden natured is defining tusk of the twenty first century. It must be the top top priority for everyone everywhere. In this context the recovery from the pandemic is an opportunity. We can see reservoir the form of a vaccine but there is no vaccine for the planet. Nature needs a bailout. The un chief said overcoming. The pandemic could be an opportunity to transform the world economy through promotion of renewable energy sources which will create new jobs cleaner infrastructure. And a resilient future he also stressed the need for all countries to achieve carbon neutrality by twenty fifty in line with the paris agreement on climate change
"secretary general antonio gutierrez" Discussed on 600 WREC
"What he says about how we need to fuse together our physical digital And biological identities. It's it's the end. What? What Seve fortune does feel a revolution will need toe is a fusion off our physical Our digital on So in his book. What he does is, he clarifies, and this is a book, he wrote back in 2016 is book says, and he's clarifying what he means by this fusion of physical, digital biological and identities. He's saying implantable microchips. That can not only be used to see if your compliant but also these. These chips can read your thoughts. You can read your thoughts. They know you're thinking they know what you're doing. Just recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Has now converted to this new trans humanist cult, and he has said that Cove in 19 is now given governments an opportunity for a reset. And in fact, Monday morning, the Great reset was trending on Twitter. Because of Trudeau's announcement. Here's Justin Trudeau talking about how Canada is prepared for the great reset the last six months have laid their fundamental gaps and inequities within our societies and between them, as with climate change, those who have the least or impacted the most. That's why last spring, Canada worked with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez to convene Ah high level meeting to discuss how leaders around the world could work together to close these gaps. And build a better, more equitable system that works for everyone. In May, we agreed to look at six urgent areas of action to mobilize financing for the response and the recovering over the course of the summer are six working groups produced over 250 policy options. On September, 8th finance ministers gathered to discuss these options and the recommendations for the short, medium and long term. The most promising ideas will be taken up within existing I m F and World Bank processes as well. Is that the G seven and G 20 leaders summits later in the fall. Then in December, we're gonna have the opportunity to meet again to discuss the progress we've made because we understand that right now we have to fix urgent problems. In the long run. You also have to fix the system so that it works. For every woman to Lynn emanate this virus anywhere we need to eliminate it everywhere. While scientists work around the clock to develop a vaccine is governments. We have the responsibility to ensure it'll be distributed quickly and fairly around the world. On Friday, I announced that Canada will provide $440 million. The covert 19 vaccine Global Access facility, including 220 Mil. Dollars the advanced market commitment to help low and middle income countries access vaccines. This is an important initiative and I encourage other governments to join in as well. We need to work together and not just on vaccines. Canada believes that a strong coordinated response across the world and across sectors is essential. This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty inequality. And climate change. Pretty chilling, isn't it? Up until 2020. Driving justification for this plan is great reset. Was go over climate change. We heard about the 2030 summit, right? We heard about, you know people like AOC saying that in 12 years we're all gonna die. There's gonna come. World's gonna come to an end. We heard Greta Thornburgh, who spoke at Davos, the World Economic Forum, giving her pitch for one of you to be done. Zero carbon right Carbon zero. World Economic Forum claims to have thousands of youth members like Greta Finberg. They're part of the global shapers community basically agitating. For their climate change agenda across the planet shapers were active in the global 2019 climate strikes. Urging Children to walk out of the classroom. Great reset entails a transformation of society, resulting in a permanent restriction. On fundamental liberties and mass surveillance is entire sectors..
Libya’s Two Main Factions Agree to a Cease-Fire
"Libya's warring parties have agreed to a complete permanent cease-fire the head of the UN's mission for the country Stephanie Williams announced in Geneva on Friday. Military representatives from the government and the rival Libyan national army met in the Swiss city this week for a fourth round of talks in efforts to end their years long conflict speaking in Arabic Miss Williams described it as a moment that will go down in history. She added that the deal also response to the UN Secretary General's appeal for global ceasefire during the cove nineteen pandemic I wish to congratulate you on what you have accomplished here. It needed much courage you have met for. The sake of Libya for your people. In order to take concrete steps to put an end to their suffering speaking in New York UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez called the ceasefire a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya I appeal to all stakeholders and regional actors to respect the provisions of the Ceasefire Agreement and insured supplementation without delay and I call on the international community support Libyans in implementing the ceasefire and in bringing an end to the conflict and I urge the parties to maintain the current momentum and show the senator nation in reaching a political solution to the conflict, resolving economic issues and addressing the.
"secretary general antonio gutierrez" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Last month, the California Interscholastic Federation, which governs high school athletics, announced fall sports season would be pushed back to 2021. And Christina on instead reporting for KP. The United Nations is warning of a generational catastrophe because of the impact of the Corona virus pandemic on education he went. Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez said the world was that a defining moment with the world's Children and young people. He said the decision's government took during the pandemic over education would have lasting impacts on hundreds of millions on the development prospects of countries for decades to come. William Denis law reports from New York. Antonio Guterres says the disruption of education could be a generational catastrophe could waste untold human potential and exacerbate inequalities. United NATIONS estimates schools have been shut in more than 160 nations because of the pandemic impacting over a 1,000,000,000 students. The U. N secretary general Auto says that around 40 million Children missed the opportunity for education in the critical pre school year. Gutierrez says Getting Children back to school as safely as possible must be top priority, but only once local covert 19 transmissions are under control. New YORK And we're gonna have to take a time out here on the news tonight because we are in the home stretch of the Summer Fun drive here at KPFK. We need to raise enough money to keep the radio station on the air to get this newscast on the air. We need to raise $300,000 by the end of the.
U.N. chief say virus causing education "generational catastrophe"
"Chief, says Cove it 19 has led to the largest disruption of education in history. With schools closed. It's affecting over one billion students, U N Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez said. As a result, the world faces a generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential. I'm
"Ellen Miller directs the news literacy project. You're just outside. Washington DC welcome. Good to be with. You hope you are staying safe of during all of these difficult times, so let's just take a moment for our listeners. Who maybe didn't join us the last time you and I spoke? Tell us what the news literacy project is. How you work with students and people can believe what you're telling them right now. The News Literacy project is a national educational nonprofit that produces resources and empowers. Eaters to teach middle and high school students how to know what news and information to trust, and to give them an appreciation of the vital role, the First Amendment and a free press in democracy. Our goal is to give students. The tools to be informed. Engage participants in the country civic life. We are rigorously nonpartisan. We have a commitment to. Forty transparency and accountability and. To, giving the next generation, the tools to fully and effectively participate in the country civic life so Allen. Misinformation is not something real new. It's always seemed to exist. Sometimes we call it propaganda Sometimes it's just plain misinformation or disinformation for a lot of different purposes. It feels like a bigger deal today in society. Why is that well? In fact, we're living in the most of complex information landscape in human history. We have more verifiable and credible information available to US literally at our fingertips than ever before, but it is being overwhelmed by a Sioux Nami of misinformation that seeks to mislead US exploited US and divide us, young people today are inheriting an information ecosystem created by another generation that did not fully foresee just how it would unfold. Therefore, we feel we have a responsibility to give them the tools to successfully navigate this landscape in a way that can bring us together around their fireable agreed upon facts. Why Teaching News Literacy is in an essential life skill today the World Health Organization has in addition to declaring this pandemic. Declare something called an Info democ problems with information. Can you talk a little bit about what what an Info Democ might be and how we can live through that, too? Yes, so the World Health Organization coined the term in for democ to refer to the overwhelming and rapidly evolving amount of information, including a torrent of misinformation about the corona virus outbreak fact more recently united, Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez went further, and he called this dangerous epidemic. Epidemic of misinformation, a poison that is putting lives at risk full statement. How can we is consumers of news and sure we're reading real news and not looking at fake information or manipulated images video. The responsibility really is on the consumer to be vigilant in checking what we're seeing, and particularly what we're sharing to make sure it's credible. There are some really basic concepts that I think we can all apply The first thing is to pause. Pause to look at what we're seeing in to check our emotions. Is this something that is provoking anger or fear or amazement? When information causes that kind of response, it makes us particularly vulnerable to manipulation, then examined the source take a moment to do a quick search on the person or the organization to see what else they they have created, and whether they are credible. Check replies and comments anything. You're looking at to see if they confirm. Confirm or debunk what you're viewing. We generally would say find a wide variety of credible news sources with different points of view to consume and follow and follow a story over time don't take I source that you that you see and share it particularly. If you're uncertain, do not share it, and then finally used readily available online tools like Google reverse image, searching or fact, checking sites like fat, check, fact or slopes. If, there's something that you're uncertain about. You've talked a little bit about ways to sort of down and how people can try to determine what's what's true or false? Are there particular sources that people should be able to realize I? Mean I guess we should we be giving credence to government sources over private sources, or should we what are what are some of the more detailed nuances that people can look at to help them? Make up their mind well, certainly in the context of the pandemic there are sources that went to public health sources. The World Health Organization the CDC Of Public Health Agencies One can certainly look for you know fact, base credible news sources at the end of the day I mean it's incumbent upon all of us to not only search for credible sources, but to push back against those who are sharing things that misinform because the virus itself is a kind of hard and immutable truth, and it is impervious to spin or falsehoods or magical thinking. So I think the only effective way that we can combat. It is with science and fax and hard truths, and in this respect to we're all in this together.
UN: Libya's warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks
"The UN says Libya's warring factions have agreed to resume ceasefire talks follows days of heavy fighting in and around the capital Tripoli. Well, let's get more on this now with Mary Fitzgerald. Who is a research on Libya? Welcome back to the briefing Mary. Could you explain to listeners where we've got? Because there's been so many attempts to bring around some reconciliation? We have two warring parties here. The renegade leader, a half Dr who's oddly backed by many regional powers up against the forces in Tripoli, but just explain where we're on why there is potentially an opportunity for change. Well I would be very wary about even that ten am. And certainly there's a lot of skepticism on the ground amongst on radio bands about the these latest s statements from the U N various internationals and skepticism. That is warranted. This! Particular war. It's a war over the capital. Tripoli Started in April last year, when how star at launch offensive to capture at AAA from the. UN recognized a government on the very day that UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez was to try if impetus to the UN political process, that political process is something. Half Star has tried to undermine at every juncture for several years now, and he didn't capture the capital despite. Promising his Libyan supporters and also external backers that he would be able to seize the capital within days or weeks, and with little bloodshed, and here we are over year later with. Thousands, dead, and hundreds of thousands, said displaced as a result of of this conflict, so this latest burst of up talk about negotiations comes as after has experienced a series of losses in recent months. He's lost control of a number of. Small towns in western Libya, but more importantly Anne. He has lost a key asset airbase in Western, Nubia, from which he he used that to to launch attacks. The capital so after is not just. Facing a failing offensive, he's also really am on the back foot and. Some of his forces have have retreated in recent weeks including a whole host of Russian mercenaries who've been finding him, so that's the background to this. Clearly, after feels his his in a corner, his backers, no doubt the UA at primarily also Egypt Saudi, Arabia and Russia and also clearly are in a bit of a pickle in terms of of the way forward here so this To restart talks aimed at reaching a lasting ceasefire. Talks that have been suspended for for the last three months, that was a an earlier burst at the beginning of the year brokered by Russia and Turkey Turkey being back our backer rather of the. The internationally recognized government that hostile his trying to unseat. They basically. Created a momentum earlier this year that led to those initial and talks, but this is very stop start and the reason there is a lot of skepticism on the ground in Libya is Libyans have seen so many times before promises about, and it goes stations to agree a ceasefire, and they ultimately breakdown, and and we're still in the middle of this grinding stalemated war. War A married Tummy. If people. In Tripoli, the capital is is life kind of taking on in an okay way. We know that they have a battle to deal with corona virus as well which is is very difficult to deal with when you're being besieged on your outskirts. How is the city functioning at this time as the city that you know personally very well? Well, my my last trip was in December and at that point that was a lot of trepidation. amongst residents of AAA that the war could move closer and closer to the center of the city while we've seen happened in recent weeks. Is that there has been an increase in targeting off Just at the weekend, seven people were killed. When there was shelling on a popular picnic spot, right in the center of. The U. N. and international human rights organizations subset most of these civilian debts, most of this indiscriminate shelling. Is attributable to to his forces. There is a belief on the ground in Tripoli that. These attacks are being done as a kind of a revenge or out of frustration, because basically run, and his forces are not getting what they want on top of all of that. Yes, covid nineteen has made an appearance in in in Libya. There have been hundreds of cases as been recently been a spurt of cases in southern Libya, but this of course has made things all the more challenging for for ordinary Libyans what we've seen in some. Positive way in in the last couple of days is the return of some of those thousands of people have been displaced over the last year as a result of the war, some of them are returning to their homes, but there returning also to. Some residential areas where landmines have been planted just today Human Rights Watch issued a report basically accusing after his forces of. Planting landmines across territory that they were in around Tripoli. Particularly residential areas are reapproach. Is it a a an amazing update on this story? We need come back to you more clearly on another show, but Mary thank you for joining, and that was the Libya expert. Mary fits General Gerald and you're listening to the briefing monocle. Twenty Four.
"secretary general antonio gutierrez" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Just choosing between one covert patient and another covert patient. Medical ethicists deductor Ezekiel manuals vice provost at the University of Pennsylvania. He's got a new series on. Msnbc starting tonight called life in a time of Corona Virus Dr Manual. Thank you very much for being with us. Thank you for being here Marco and thanks for raising this incredibly tough issue that we're all going to have to think about. It's time to put down your guns because well. Because of the corona virus that's the appeal coming from world leaders over the past few days they're pleading with warring sides and several major conflicts across the world asking them to stop fighting so healthcare professionals and aid groups can deal with this deadly pandemic but are those calls being heard the world's Sharon Geoffery reports. Un Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez made this plea. Last week the Coonawarra he said industries the Foley of war. I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the wounds. The League is also calling for an immediate ceasefire. It's an organization made up of twenty two nations across the Middle East North Africa. Hassan Zaki is assistant secretary. General give peace a chance all all military activities hostile activities and start giving people a break. Zaki is calling upon armed groups around the world to do what most of us are doing. Hunker down wash their hands and covered their mouths when they cough. The krona waters has now reached most major conflict areas in the world. Syria has reported cases so has gone down and Libya Yemen has yet to report any infections. But it's just a matter of time. Seki says years of fighting has dissipated the healthcare systems in these countries. The suffering of the people in those countries is already so immense because of the ongoing wars and then the pandemic comes and then the suffering becomes just unimaginable in Syria. Humanitarian Group called the White Helmets has dispatched teams to disinfect schools mosques and other public facilities. They also hand out leaflets. That teach Syrians in displacement camps. How to properly wash their hands so far. A ceasefire in northern Syria is holding. But that's only part of the story. Amen el-Tamimi researchers Jihadi groups says the idea that the Islamic state and others in Syria are dead is simply not true. Tammy says the Islamic State sees a few opportunities in this pandemic. What are the things Isis Gold for? It in this context is Renewed efforts to try to break. Free Prisoners held say in camps Niessen Syria and elsewhere on Sunday. A group of Isis prisoners managed to escape from prison in northern Syria. Some of them were recaptured. But others are still on the loose. Vera Mironova a researcher at Harvard University connected me with one of the fighters in the province his origin from his Pakistan and calls himself a Bush. Wipe his with a Jihadist Group called Lihua Muhajideen and saw the least the in an audio message apple. Swipe tells me he's not worried about the corner virus. Pandemic People here are wearing masks and gloves to protect themselves. He says so. I asked him about the calls for a ceasefire who he and his fellow fighters stopped attacks so that locals can deal with the corner virus outbreak. You're do most Nepal. It's the Russian and Syrian forces that are attacking civilians. They're the ones who don't care about human lives. This state is active in Afghanistan as well last week carried out an attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul killing twenty five people in.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. Us Attorney General. William Bar is warning that predatory or selfish behavior could hamper the national response to the covert nineteen pandemic has NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The Justice Department is cracking down on hoarding and price gouging of medical equipment. President trump has signed an executive order to try to tackle hoarding of key. Medical supplies such as masks. Hand sanitizer in ventilators attorney. General Bar speak for the White House podium said. The Justice Department is with the Department of Health and Human Services to determine which items to designate scarce once designated it would be illegal to stockpile such items on an industrial scale for profit bar said the DOJ has already opened investigations of suspected hoarding of medical goods. He said Americans who have a big supply of toilet paper at home. Don't have to worry but speculators on a warehouse of surgical masks. He said maybe hearing a knock on the door Ryan Lucas. Npr News Washington. Tensions are high on Capitol Hill where Democrats and Republicans are wrangling over. Nearly two trillion dollar economic rescue plan Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is urging lawmakers to support gop proposal the Democrats claim skewed towards big business. The trump administration is pushing for aggressive monetary policy steps to stand the economic blow from the Pandemic President. Trump says he's considering ways to restart. Us economy as soon as next week following completion of a fifteen day shutdown to help stem the spread of corona virus. New York's Governor is ordering all hospitals in the state to increase available bed space by at least fifty percent and Paris haunting along reports that the state is preparing for an expected spike in corona virus cases in Queens New York City Health and hospitals. Elmhurst is repurposing rooms to increase capacity says it. Ceo Israel Roja recovery rooms pre anesthesia care unit things that are usually used for transitional patients their opportunities for hospitals to be able to maximize those beds. But that won't be enough for North well. Health hospitals according to their chief medical officer Dr David at Nelly. We are currently replying. A number of our employees. Nurses Advanced Care Practitioners Physicians to work. That they don't normally job at that they're clinically capable to do bonaly says New York City's hospitals are counting on the temporary hospital sites. The Army Corps of Engineers is planning to build on the One News. New York around forty percent of the nation's population is under stay at home restrictions to slow the spread of Corona virus on Monday New Mexico and Washington state. Join roughly a dozen other states in mandating that residents avoid unnecessary travel and Florida governor onto Santa says air travelers arriving there from New York New Jersey and Connecticut Must Self Quarantine for at least fourteen days in pre market trading stocks are rebounding after Monday's declines. Us futures have risen nearly three percent on Asian markets. Hong Kong shares are up three and a half percent this is NPR news. Un Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez says the world body is seeking two billion dollars to help countries fight corona virus and a massive coordinated effort to deal with the social and economic fallout as Linda. Fassulo reports Gutierrez is also calling for an immediate halt to all conflicts around the world. Un Secretary General Antonio Tariffs said. It's time to put armed conflict on lockdown and he's calling on warring parties worldwide to put aside mistrust animosity and focus together on what he calls the true fight of our lives the corona virus. Good Tash One. That have conflicts. Go on there might be an absolutely devastating spreading of the virus. Linda Fasulo reporting a memoir by filmmaker. Woody Allen has been released weeks after its original publisher. Drop the book. Npr's Rose Friedman has more the book titled Apropos of nothing has been released by Arcade publishing which describes it as a quote candidate and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life ranging from his childhood in Brooklyn through his acclaimed career. The book caused a walkout of staff at its original publisher shed after Alan Son. Ronan Farrow asked the company to halt publication. Ferro has said he believes his sister Dylan. Who has accused their father of molesting her as a child. Allen denies the allegation in a statement. Arcade said that quote while we respect sheds decision to choose not to publish Woody Allen's book we choose not to take sides but rather firmly believe in upholding the right to freedom of speech Rose Friedman. Npr News New York. And I'm Shay Stevens. Npr News in Washington..
UN Secretary General Stresses Importance Of Evading A War
"As the crisis in the Gulf escalates. UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez will continue to engage with relevant parties to prevent all out war according to a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman. It came after Iran launched missile attacks against military military bases in Iraq hosting United States troops in retaliation for the killing of one of its top generals in a US drone strike in Baghdad last week the the UN chief underlined the need for world leaders to exercise maximum restraint and resume dialogue in line with a passionate appeal. He made on Monday spokesman Stefan Jarek said for his part. The secretary general will continue his active engagement with relevant actors adding that it is our common duty beauty to make every effort to avoid a war in the Gulf that the world cannot afford the statement concluded by recalling that ordinary people pay the highest price during during conflict
Madrid climate talks end with slim deal
"Democracy and not something we can turn away from simply because the Republicans in the house refused to do their duty and continuing to put the person of the president above their personal obligation from from the beginning of the inquiry trump has tried to cost it as a purely political effort by Democrats to undo the result of the twenty sixteen election representative. Steve Jerry. Nadler's stressed. The Democrats were not viewing impeachment as political. We should not be looking at those things he said. This is the defense of Democracy Marathon. UN climate talks ended on Sunday with a slim. Compromise is that sparked widespread disappointment after major. Polluters resisted coals for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators. Cat postponed debate about rules for International. Carbon markets. For another year organizers kept delegates from almost two hundred nations in Madrid. Far faubion Friday scheduled close of the two-week talks in the end. Negotiators endorsed a general. The greater efforts to tackle climate change and several measures to help poor countries respond and adapt to its impacts. UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez said. He was disappointed by the meeting's outcome. The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation adaption and finance to tackle the climate crisis. He said we must not give up. And I will not give up. The final declaration
World Children's Day 2019: What is it and why is it celebrated
"On Wednesday in a message to mark World Children's Day U. N. Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez hailed the leadership role. That children are taking when it comes to building a more sustainable world for all Twenty Nineteen International Day marks the thirtieth anniversary of Convention on the rights of the child historic commitment which has guided the work of the UN Children's Fund or UNICEF. The convention has made a positive difference to the lives of millions of children but much more still needs to be done. Child deaths have fallen by overhaul and global standing has declined but millions of children killed them still suffer from war poverty discrimination and disease as remark sunny -versity of these landmark convention. I guess all countries to keep that promise is to them. Let's build on advances and recommit to putting children first for every child every right. Mr Guitar Asia's message was echoed owed by the U. N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Michelle Bachelet who urged countries to strengthen child protection measures at a conference in Geneva to celebrate the anniversary mustache let warned that with the world grappling with the effects of climate change in a rapidly changing digital environment. Millions of children are still being left behind
Secretary-General urges serious talks to create nuclear-weapons-free Middle East, stressing security benefits for region, at Disarmament Conference opening
"On Monday. Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez told the First Session of the conference establishing middle. It'll east zone. Free of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction. That first and foremost such zones put a permanent end to the possibility of nuclear your conflict in a given region moreover they provide tangible security benefits and enable groups of states to contribute to global norms and disarmament armament progress all. These motives are salient to the region of the Middle East where the overall situation remains a serious concern for the entire world's complex civil wars. Ray I joan involving non-state on groups and terrorist organizations as well as regional and international military powers for his part the president of the UN General Assembly not Johnny Mohammed Bond underscored though when it comes to global security threats dialogue is imperative to find consensual agreements noting existing threats of nuclear war. He pointed out that there are approximately fifteen thousand. Nuclear weapons stockpiled in nine countries with hundreds capable of being launched within minutes minutes. Multi-lateralism is our only way forward on this issue as such nuclear disarmament is a top priority of the United Nations. He upheld and turning to development. The world's most impoverished nations least developed countries or L. D. C.'s should proactively guarantee that external finance is directed directed to national development priorities according to the twenty nineteen report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development Unctad. That is the best way to manage their a dependency and eventually escape among other factors due to persistent shortfalls in their domestic savings L. D. C.'s. Account for fifteen of the twenty most aid-dependent independent countries in the world according to the report for LDC's to attain the sustainable development goals and escape a dependency they need external finance that is targeted targeted at the structural. Transformation of their economies said tax secretary general. Mukisa key to ye to make this possible. LDC's should take ownership of their developments agenda and manage external development finance to align with their national development priorities and finally on the drive towards universal health coverage the World Health Organization who and the African Union Commission cemented their mutual commitment to global health by signing an historic agreement on Monday in in Geneva. WHOL director general? Ted Rose at Gabrielle and a you chairperson Moussa Faki Mahama signed a Memorandum of Understanding at. Who Anyway Oh headquarters to expand their relationship and cooperation in this area the Memorandum of understanding we have signed. Today is an important step towards formalising the cooperation between WHO and the African Union and to implementing the Peace Abbaba Call to action said the WHO chief at the signing ceremony. Both officials stress address. That the deepened partnership will help enable necessary. Political support and country level implementations to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the African Continent Liska Fiji U._N. News.
Climate Liability Lawsuits Could Help With Costs Of Adapting To A Hotter Earth
"In New York world leaders attended a United Nations summit on Climate Change. UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez opened the meeting by challenge in in countries to make bold plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions immediately. We can do it limiting warming to one point. Five degrees is still possible receivable but it will require fundamental transformations in all aspects of society. Are we gonNA food use Lens fool our transport what's and followed economies all of that to put the brakes on greenhouse gas emissions and beyond debating a plan some are also beginning to wrestle with a big question who is responsible people for the effects of global warming. NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports that a growing number of lawsuits seek to answer that question there about a dozen significant lawsuits against oil companies companies in the US right now. My goldberger runs the Saban Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. All of these lawsuits have been filed in the last couple of years. There's the one filed by the state of Rhode Island against twenty-one companies including Exxon. BP Shell and Chevron there are the cases filed by the cities of San Francisco Oakland and Baltimore and by San Miguel in Boulder County Colorado and in each case the city or state or county is suing one or more fossil fuel companies over the impacts of climate change. It's a wide range of impacts many of the lawsuits do focus on sea level rise and coastal storms but it also includes drought wildfire flooding in Colorado. The lawsuits alleged that the oil companies should help pay for the cost of dealing with all of that now in the future because the cases allege oil oil companies have known for a long time that burning fossil fuels causes global warming in an email to NPR spokesperson for the main oil industry trade group wrote in part that the industry is quote actively addressing the complex global challenges climate change through robust investments in technology innovation efficiency improvements and cleaner fuels rules. Berger says the suits are somewhat similar to pass cases brought against other industries. The comparison that most people are most familiar with is the comparison to tobacco the massive tobacco settlement hinged on similar legal arguments that tobacco companies were partially responsible for the harm caused by cigarettes. Other industries have faced similar suits. It's with a variety of outcomes lead paint a specis gun an opioid manufacturers in fact this is the second wave of climate change suits against oil companies a previous set of cases in the early two thousands failed. Berger says something key has changed in the intervening years the science the ability to attribute attribute particular impacts to climate change has vastly improved as climate models have gotten more sophisticated and as climate change itself has gotten more present doesn't in our daily lives the connection between say destructive hurricanes and the warming earth has gotten easier to argue and climate related lawsuits are showing up in other parts the world two cases in the Netherlands France and India have all looked the legal system to require companies and governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and then there's the argument that climate change is a human rights issue good morning everyone. My name is Maryelle chick CBA Khasan. I'm the research nurse in November of last year representatives from the Human Rights Commission of the Philippines sat in a room in London and listen to people tell their stories of surviving the massive typhoons that hit that country one after another in recent years but Kasan recounted how her family survived Typhoon Haiyan in two thousand thirteen my grandmother everyone was just praying. We were saying saying the second floor of the hotel. So from where we were we could see the water levels levels rising until the ground floor was fully submerged. You can see the water the cars floating when the water went down she and her her family walked hours home through streets covered in debris and bodies because explained how the storm wrecked the economy of her home city cut off drinking water and and killed thousands of people she was one of the hundreds of people who testified before the Human Rights Commission at multiple hearings around the world. The inquiry relied on the same team underlying climate science as recent lawsuits have researched that connects fossil fuel companies to the effects of climate change including stronger tropical storms and although the commission is not itself illegal body. Its final report later this year. We'll still carry weight explains Burger. The most important thing that could come out of it is is a declaration of violation of human rights and you know that's a powerful thing. Nobody wants to be accused of being human rights violator. It's one piece of a nascent nascent push to change the business models of the world's fossil fuel companies and as climate science gets more sophisticated and climate change is ever more present in the lives lives of average people that pressure is likely to keep increasing Rebecca Hersher N._p._R.
News in Brief 23 September 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations at the UN's key climate action summit in New York on Monday. UN weather experts warned of a glaring and growing gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the reality today according to a new report from the world's leading climate science organizations and the planet is on track to post the warmest five year average temperatures on record in addition sea ice melt is increasing along with the number of deadly heat heatwaves as well as rising greenhouse gas emissions according to the United in science report coordinated by WMO FA- Japanese heatwave in July twenty eighteen eighteen when more than one hundred people died would have been almost impossible without human influence to the Syria conflict now and UN chief Antonio Gutierrez. This has announced that the country's government and opposition representatives have made progress on the formation of a constitutional committee to help bring an end to more than eight years the fighting speaking to journalists in New York on Monday Mister Gutierrez said the committee which is to represent all sides in the conflict would meet in the coming weeks in line with Security Council resolutions are strongly believed that the launch of the CD unknowns and constitutional committee cannon must be the beginning ginning of the political path out of the treasury towards the solution in line with resolution twenty to fifty four that meets the legitimate aspirations all seasons and these based on a strong commitment to the country's sovereignty independence unity and territorial integrity consultations is will be facilitated by United Nations Geneva and led by the UN special envoy for Syria Gareth paddison Mister Gutierrez said before urging all parties to the conflict flicked to support the constitutional committee by concrete actions to build trust and confidence and finally to International Sign Language Day which is celebrated braided on the twenty third of September in his message to mark the day UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez said that signing was critical in many ways for the more than seventeen not million people around the world it provides access to information and services and helped realize people's human rights he insisted echoing that message passage at an event to mark the day at United Nations Geneva Dmitri Rebrov from the Committee on the rights of people with disabilities explained how important being able to communicate indicate through signing is for him. Mr Rebrov's comments voiced by interpreter Beatrice Francois. My first language is really sign language without sign language which I couldn't communicate in family there were some gesturing and all that but I grew up in sign language and now as an adult involved in a lot of their focus is Asian within rush shine and and worldwide war with the World Federation of when we think about communication we have to remember it is a human right because it's a way to access everything. According to the World World Federation of the deaf more than eighty percent of deaf people live in developing countries collectively they use more than three hundred different sign languages Deanne Penn U. N. News.
Climate Strike protests hit cities across the world.
"Coming up on the news a millions take to the streets is climate strike protests hit cities across the world. US Administration blocks urgent whistle. Oh blow disclosure and Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition. It's Friday September twenty. I'm Anthony Davis millions of people people are demonstrating to demand action on climate change in scores of cities around the world including hotbeds of the environmental movement such as London in New York San Francisco and Seattle many groups are involved in organizing the strikes including schoolchildren trade unions environmental groups and employees at large tech companies such as Amazon and Google and that demands are all similar reducing the use of fossil fuels to try to halt also climate change Australia saw some of the first protests kickoff this morning with organizers estimating that upwards of three hundred thousand students and workers carr's filled the streets of Melbourne Sydney and other cities in the biggest protests. The country has seen in years. New Delhi India one of the world's most polluted titties so dozens of students environmental activists chant we want climate action while hundreds marched in Thailand's capital Bangkok before staging a die in outside the Ministry of Natural Resources in London thousands of people from infants to grandparent's blocked traffic outside outside the houses of parliament chanting save our planet crowds had gathered in European capitals including Berlin and Warsaw African capitals pedals such as Nairobi Kenya while organizers say there are some eight hundred events planned to take place in the US later New York City's one point one million in public school students were told they were allowed to skip class to attend protests a coalition of environmental groups youth organisations unions is an otherwise using the Hashtag strike with us have demanded passage of a green new deal demonstrations at times to nearly coincided with Monday's Sundays. UN Climate Summit in New York where United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez has said he wants to see governments and business pledged to abandon fossil fossil fuels. We are losing the fight against climate change. He said at a news conference on Wednesday Fridays for future began as a weekly demonstration in by Swedish teenager Greta Tune Berg in August last year but has since spread to more than one hundred and fifty countries miss tune. Berg leads the charge and we'll speak the south to noon at the strike in New York. The action comes at a time when scientists discovered North America has lost twenty nine percent of its birds since since one thousand nine hundred seventy commuter is still reeling from Hurricane Humbert. Oh and the city of Houston is recovering from tropical depression. Imelda severe rains and flash flooding only two years after Hurricane Harvey for thousands of student protesters around the world. The fate of the planet is a serious business. The trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress of access to a whistle blowers complaints about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader the blocked complaint a serious and urgent the government's intelligence watchdog said the inspector general appeared before the House intelligence committee behind closed doors yesterday but declined under administration orders to reveal to members the substance of the complaint the standoff raises fresh questions about the extent to which trump's allies are protecting the Republican president from oversight and specifically if he's acting director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is working with the Justice Justice Department to shield the president from the reach of Congress trump though giving no details about any incident denied that he would ever say something inappropriate appropriate on such a phone call representative Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he was prepared to go to court to try to force the trump administration and to open up about the complaint. The inspector general has said this cannot wait said Schiff describing the administration's blockade as an unprecedented departure gotcha from law. There's an urgency here that I think the courts will recognize. He said because the administration is claiming. The information is privileged shifts said he he believes the whistle. Blowers complaint likely involves the president or people around him. Donald Trump in a series of tweets has denied everything. Israel's Arab parties set to be the largest non ruling blocking parliament and and could even lead the opposition. If a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election a surge in turn out gave the arab-dominated joint list thirteen of the Knesset's one hundred twenty seats making it the third largest grouping behind Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party with thirty one seats and Benny Ganz is centrist blue and whites with thirty three that would make the joint list the largest opposition grouping in parliament. If a unity government government take shape a realistic possibility even though Ganz rebuffed Netanyahu's initial invitation no party drawn from the twenty one percent Arab Arab minority has ever been part of an Israeli government this would provide a platform to voice Arab complaints of discrimination against them and give a big platform formed Arab parties that differ with parties drawn from the country's Jewish majority. You can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast APP or enable the news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill follow US on twitter. Ask The news underscore podcast. The news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily.
News in Brief 9 September 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the top rights official that with forest fires raging aging in the Amazon. We are burning up our future literally in an appeal to the forums forty seven member states to unite to tackle climate change Michelle Basch. Let insisted did that. Every region of the world stands to be affected in the short term however the worst effects of the fires and drastic acceleration of deforestation in Bolivia Paraguay and Brazil resil- were on the families living in these areas she explained climate. Change is a reality the now affects every region of the world the human implications of currently projected the level of global hitting our catastrophic storms are rising and tight could submerge entire island nations and coastal cities fires raged. H. Through our forest and the ice is melting. We're burning up our future literally citing. UN reports that the climate emergency has caused a sharp increase in global hunger the levels the high commissioner also noted that warm temperatures will likely contribute to an additional two hundred and fifty thousand deaths per year between twenty thirty and twenty fifty from malnutrition nutrition malaria diarrhea and heat stress. Her comments come fourteen days before UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez opens a climate action summit in New York. Stay with the Human Rights Council Misbash. It also said on Monday that the situation in Venezuela continues to take a devastating toll on the people of the country. She warned member states is that development for having what she called. D. Stabilizing impacts across Latin America the rights chief explained that this was the reason for her commitment to continue cooperating with the authorities not there in order to achieve substantial changes regarding detention centers and detainees. There have been recent advances. She continued while acknowledging that although the government adamant led by Nicolas Madura has released a number of prisoners other cases were still pending turning to the economic and social situation in Venezuela it continues to rapidly rapidly deteriorate and affect millions of people high commissioner said before repeating concerns about the potentially severe impact of new sanctions imposed by the United States with food and medicine increasingly scarce in Venezuela misbash lead also noted reports that more than three in ten children under five are chronically malnourished in some areas and finally as efforts continue to help the people of the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian the World Health Organization has issued a three and a half million dollar appeal to cover initial healthcare and other needs latest data indicates that seventy three thousand people have been affected in the northwestern islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama with forty three fatalities tally officially reported linked to the category five storm in addition to significant destruction of medical equipment supplies and electrical and water installations the WHO who along with the pan-american Health Organization say that hundreds of people remain in shelters in the disaster zone immediate priorities include restoring access to essential health services ensuring water quality affected communities and restoring decent hygiene and sanitation in addition waste management and control of disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes a key. Both agencies have maintained Daniel Johnson U._N. News.
News in Brief 22 August 2019
"This is the news and brief from the united nations in his message for the first ever international day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based based on religion or belief u. n. Secretary general antonio guitarist on thursday recalled that world religions has spouse tolerance and peaceful coexistence in a spirit of shared humanity and yet over the past few months there have been an increasing number of religious based attacks assaults new zealand sri lanka and the united states have specifically targeted places of worship and from syria the two central african republic entire communities have been attacked on the grounds of their faith on this day we reaffirm our unwavering support for the victims of violence based on religion and belief stated the u._n. Chief and we demonstrate that support by doing all in our power to prevent such attacks ax and demanding that those responsible or held accountable he concluded turning to the environment the relentless sequence of natural disasters in asia and the pacific over the past two years has been beyond prediction. This is according to the latest report by the u._n. Economic and and social commission for asia and the pacific escape the asia pacific disaster report twenty nineteen launched on thursday reveals sales that recent disasters especially those triggered by climate change have grown in intensity frequency and complexity making disaster preparation asian more difficult in twenty eighteen almost half of the world's two hundred eighty-one natural disasters occurred in the region including eight of the the ten deadliest r meena ali savannah the executive secretary of s cap said that while countries across the region have committed themselves to the sustainable development goals by twenty thirty. They cannot achieve many of the s._d._g. Targets if their people are not protected from disasters the report calls for transformative change with social policies and disaster resilience no longer treated as separate policy domains and to africa now secretary general antonio gutierrez condemned nineteen august attack on the military camp of co two goo in burkina faso which official reports say was one of the country's deadliest attacks this year he expressed deep condolences to the victim's family emily the people and the government the u._n. Chief further condemned the ongoing indiscriminate attacks against civilian populations and cold for the authorities to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice mister gutierrez stated that military actions must be conducted in accordance with international human rights and international humanitarian law lists kapiti u._n. News.
News in Brief 22 July 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations the head of the U._N.. Body that oversees nuclear states Yukiya Amano has died aged seventy to the International Atomic Energy Agency or I a said on Monday among many. Attributes United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez spoke of Mr Manos remarkable contributions to the peaceful use of nuclear technology and his commitment to cooperation among countries in an online message of support Mister Gutierrez tweeted that he had been deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Romano a Japanese national and I a head since two thousand nine he was due to step down next March amid reports of an unspecified illness in a letter to the agency's board of governors announcing. Announcing his decision to resign Mr Mono wrote that over the past decade I E had delivered concrete results to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in line with its mandate the speech last year he said that in addition to overseeing nuclear verification regimes involving Iran the agency had also helped countries you science and technology to produce more food generate more electricity treat cancer and respond to climate change. The United Kingdom is to send two hundred fifty troops to Mali. Molly next year in support of the U._N.'s peacekeeping operation in the country Minnesota a statement from the U._K.. Government on Monday noted that the soldiers were being deployed in recognition of increased instability in Africa's sil- region their objective. Objective will be to deliver long-term and sustainable peace in Mali for an initial three-year period according to the Ministry of Defence the contingent will be based in go eastern Mali joining a total international force around twelve and a half thousand strong in a video. They released by the U._N.. Mission on Monday the U._K.'s defense secretary penny modern said that there will be no caveats on the use of troops who will support a zero tolerance policy on sexual violence and work to promote the rights of women and children and finally. Really the killing of a radio journalist in Afghanistan has been condemned by the head of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay who's added her voice to calls to catch those responsible for the gruesome crime in a statement the Director General of the U._N.. Educational Scientific and Cultural Cultural Organization condemned the motor of Nesher Scwhab Zodda in the city of God is ten days ago Mr Cyb Zodda presented an entertainment program on local radio until he went missing when his body was found it showed signs of torture and stab.
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"Didn't ask this morning. He said it's going to be a rough time for him because of obviously what happened. But I did not ask to be presented with the letter this morning. That was his was his army secretary Mark, Ezra will be the new acting Pentagon chief Shanahan had not been formally nominated to the position. Now it's been father USA today report of domestic violence issues involving Shanahan his ex wife and the couple's son. The UN secretary general is calling on Turkey and Russia, to stabilize the situation in it lib Syria. That's the last rebel stronghold in the country after eight years of war. Here's NPR's Michelle Kellerman Russia, which backed Syrian president Bush, I'll ask side and Turkey, which support some rebel forces had set up. What's known as a de-escalation zone. It live so UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez says they have a special responsibility to stabilize the situation without delay. I am deeply concerned about the esscalation of the fighting in inlet. And the situation is, especially dangerous given the involvement of an increased number of exodus. The UN secretary general says civilians are paying the price. It live has been home. Do hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced from other parts of the country. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer is calling on congress to speed up its efforts to pass the new trade agreement that supposed to replace NAFTA is NPR's Jim zarroli explains. The also face skepticism over the Trump administration's use of tariffs to punish countries lighthizer told the Senate finance committee that the agreement called the US, Mexico, Canada agreement is a watershed development that would slow the outsourcing of jobs. The agreement has to be approved by congress, including Democrats in the house, who have issues over its labor protections during his testimony lighthizer faced some pushback from senators of both parties about President Trump's repeated use of tariffs on foreign imports. Here was I o Republican Charles Grassley to be cleared American importers and consumers are paying for these tears. President Trump recently threatened to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico to force it to stop illegal immigration. But he later dropped the idea. Jim zarroli NPR news word of upcoming U S, China trade talks push stocks higher. The Dow gained three hundred fifty three points today. This is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm should meet the best sue New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy is not backing down from his proposal to raise taxes on the state's millionaires in next year's budget. Murphy spoke to reporters one day after Democrats in the state legislature proposed their version of the state budget without the tax hike, the pressure to pass a millionaires tax will intensify and not lesson. If it is not included in this budget Murphy was flanked by union workers who said raising taxes for millionaires. Was only fair for New Jersey's working class residents. The budget deadline is June, thirtieth and Murphy says, all options are on the table including the use of his veto pen. If a budget is not in place, by July, first, the New Jersey state government could shut down. New York City's landmarks preservation commission voted today to give landmark status to six historic LGBTQ sites. Five of them are in Manhattan. They include the LGBT community center in the village and James Baldwin's, former home on the Upper West side, one site is on Staten Island, the former home of the poet, Audrey. Lord officials say the approval today recognizes some of the foundational locations for LGBT activism. And culinary writer. Molly O'Neill whose New York cookbook celebrated the ethnic cuisines found in neighborhoods all over the city died yesterday in Manhattan. Her family said, the cause was cancer, the New York Times, described O'Neill as ushering in an era of food, writing in the nineteen ninety s that was as much about journalism as it was about deliciousness. She told WNYC in twenty ten that were still trying to define what American food is we're a culture in search of cuisine, and we're getting closer and closer, the last ten years has been a gigantic leap forward before a young culture cuisines developed over thousands of years. Not a couple of hundred. Molly O'Neill was sixty six years.
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"Walked in this morning. He said it's going to be a rough time for him because of obviously what happened. But I did not ask to draw the presented me with a letter this morning. That was his was his army secretary Mark s where will be the new acting Pentagon chief Shanahan had not been formally nominated to the position. Now it's been following a USA today report of domestic violence issues involving Shanahan his ex wife and the couple's son. The UN secretary general is calling on Turkey and Russia to stabilize the situation and it lib Syria. That's the last rebel stronghold in the country after eight years of war. Here's NPR's Michelle Kellerman Russia, which backed Syrian president Bush, I'll Assad and Turkey, which support some rebel forces had set up. What's known as a de-escalation zone. It live so UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez says they have a special responsibility to stabilize the situation without delay. I am. Deeply concerned about the esscalation of the fighting in live. And the situation is, especially dangerous, given the involvement of an increased number of actors, the UN secretary, general says civilians are paying the price. It lib has been home. Do hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced from other parts of the country. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer is calling on congress to speed up its efforts to pass the new trade agreement that supposed to replace NAFTA is NPR's Jim zarroli explains. The also face skepticism over the Trump administration's use of tariffs to punish countries told the Senate finance committee that the agreement called the US, Mexico, Canada agreement is a watershed development that would slow the outsourcing of jobs. The agreement has to be approved by congress, including Democrats in the house who have issues over its labor protections during his testimony lighthizer faced some pushback from senators. Both parties about President Trump's repeated use of tariffs on foreign imports here was Iowa Republican Charles Grassley to be cleared American importers and consumers are paying for these stairs. President Trump recently threatened to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico to force it to stop illegal immigration. But he later dropped the idea. Jim zarroli NPR news word of upcoming U S, China trade talks push stocks higher. The Dow gained three hundred fifty three points today. This is NPR. President Trump is officially kicking off his twenty twenty reelection campaign threaten you remove millions of people who are in the US illegally late night message on Twitter, the president said, US, immigration and customs enforcement or ice will begin the process next week. Quickly administration official the effort were largely focused on those who've been issued final deportation orders by federal judges, but remain at large immigrations expected to be a central theme of Trump's campaign. He's appearing today in Orlando. Florida. So aside rates for analysts and young adults have risen since two thousand that's according to new study published in JAMA as NPR's redo Chatterjee explains unless males experience the biggest rise. The suicide rate for adolescents had been rising by about three percent every year between two thousand seven and two thousand fourteen then rates started growing by about ten percent annually. Adolescent, males had the highest rise in rates. Fourteen percent annually between two thousand five. Fifteen and two thousand seventeen the suicide rates for young adults h twenty and twenty four also rose during this time. But more slowly two thousand seventeen had the highest rates for both H groups in nearly two decades. More than six thousand adults and young adults died by suicide that here through tattoo, and PR news, new federal data's showing after decades of improvement air quality in some of the nation's major cities appears to be worsening were fifteen percent more days with unhealthy air in the US last year. And the year before then on average for two thousand thirteen to two thousand sixteen..
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"From ABC news. I'm Todd at tweets from President Trump's Saturday night accusing the media of being corrupt Trump tweeting. Do you believe that the failing New York Times just at a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing cyberattacks on Russia? This virtual act of treason by a once great paper, he adds anything goes with our news media today. They will do or say whatever it takes with not even the slightest thought of consequence. These are true cowards and without doubt enemy of the people and President Trump insist, they are audience are responsible for the latest attacks onto tankers near the strait of Hormuz and US central command is accusing attempting to shoot down a US drone that was surveilling the attack Thursday missing it by approximately one kilometer, all this, only served to increase tensions between the US and in Tehran. Benham a senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracy, says Iran keeps changing what it would take to negotiate with America. They were statements about one America to return to the JCP away that there statements about simply wanted to permit Iran to export oil, and then there were. About simply offering Iran, respect out expect as sanctions continue to bite that these talking points that Iran would continue to drop. UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez is calling for an independent investigation and South Carolina. Four twenty twenty presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren people to judge to Aurora and Cory Booker speaking at a form, Saturday, addressing the concerns of the black community, ABC's, brianna Stewart, and Charleston over and face questions on how they can improve their support among black voters. The mayor from south bend, Indiana, attributed his lack of support from African Americans to being quote new on the scene and not being from a community of color. Trump heads to the battleground state of Florida where he'll officially launched his reelection next week, the Democrats had to the debate stage the following week. You're listening to ABC news. Metro by T. Mobile has the best deal in wireless switched.
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"And national headlines and let's get back to Bob moon. Carol, thank you a call for an independent. Look at those tanker attacks near the Persian Gulf this week. UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez is calling for an independent investigation saying it's important to know the truth about what happened, the US is trying some persuasion of its own on the matter. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan tells reporters the Pentagon has been releasing intelligence on Iran in a bid to build an inch. A national consensus. We had the big push in the last twenty four hours to continue to get information out continue to share intelligence, and you'll consider, you continue to see us work to do that, as part of building the international consensus, the US, of course, has blamed Iran for those attacks. Kim Jong own has sent another letter to President Trump and sent his sister to see the president of South Korea. Bloomberg's Irv Chapman reports from Washington. Former on Voyager North Korean ago, she ations Bill Richardson said in a Bloomberg interview, the North Koreans are motivated to resume talks. They need economic relief, the North Koreans from the sanctions. The best path forward is the president, not to have a new summit with Kim Joe moon, led his team prepare a new framework for negotiations stage negotiations that could take three or four years Mitchelson with support partial disarmament step by step for partial sanctions relief in Washington, Irv Chapman, Bloomberg radio. Thank you. Now an update from the US open championship Justin Rose still up Salita board at this hour swinging eight-under-par at Pebble Beach. Stay with Bloomberg for coverage of the open today and all weekend long here on Bloomberg radio. Global news twenty four hours a day.
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"Seven. Video evidence against role in I'm Carmen Roberts. Fox News, the US releases a video assess shows Iranian forces removing Olympic mine from one of the two oil tankers attacked yesterday in the Middle East, Washington says that supports, it's claimed that Iran carried out those attacks a charge Tehran denies secretary of state. Mike Pompeo ran is lashing out because the regime wants are successful maximum pressure campaign lifted. No economic censures entitled the Islamic Republic to attack. Innocent civilians, disrupt global oil markets and engage in nuclear blackmail. UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez calling for restraint I strongly condemned any attack against civilian vessels fix must be established and responsibilities clarified. And if there is something dwells cannot afford is a measure confrontation in the Gulf region. Japan's defence minister saying short time ago he has no intention of sending troops to respond to the attacks one of which was on a Japanese operated, oil-tanker reaction pours into President Trump's comments that he would accept help during the campaign from a foreign country. Senate Judiciary chairman, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says the president made a mistake for foreign government comes to you, as a public official offers to help your campaign giving you anything value. Whether it'd be money or information. On your opponent. The right answer is no Virginia Senator Mark Warner is the top democrat on the intelligence committee, and he calls. The president's comments shocking pucks Mike Emanuel. There's a new king and the NBA..
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"Video evidence against Iran. I'm Carmen Roberts. Fox News, the US releases video assess shows Iranian forces removing Olympic mine from one of the two oil tankers attacked yesterday in the Middle East. Washington says that's it's claimed that Iran carried out those attacks a charge Tehran denies secretary of state. Mike Pompeo ran is lashing out because the regime wants are successful maximum pressure campaign lifted. No economic sanctions, entitled, the Islamic Republic to attack innocent civilians, disrupt global oil markets and engage in nuclear blackmail. UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez calling for restraint strongly condemned any attack against civilian vessels. Facts must be established and responsibilities clarified. And they've steady something dwells cannot afford is a measure from tation in the Gulf region. Japan's defence minister saying short time ago he has no intention of sending troops to respond to the attacks. One of which was on a Japanese operated, oil-tanker reaction pours into President Trump's comments that he would accept help during the campaign from a foreign country. Senate Judiciary chairman, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says the president made a mistake, a foreign government comes to you, as a public official offers to help your campaign giving you anything value. Whether it be money or information. On your opponent. The, the right answer is no Virginia Senator Mark Warner is the top democrat on the intelligence committee, and he calls the president's comments shocking Mike Emanuel. There's a new king and the NBA..
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"I'm Carmen Roberts, Fox News, the US releases a video assess shows Iranian forces removing Olympic mine from one of the two oil tankers attacked yesterday in the Middle East, Washington says that supports its claimed that Iran carried out those attacks a charge Tehran denies secretary of state. Mike Pompeo ran is lashing out because the regime wants are successful maximum pressure campaign lifted. No economic sanctions entitled the Islamic Republic to attack. Innocent civilians, disrupt global oil markets and engage in nuclear blackmail. UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez calling for restraints I strongly condemned any attack against civilian vessels. Facts must be established and responsibilities. Gladdy fight. And they've said he's something dwells cannot afford is a measure confrontation in the Gulf region. Japan's defence minister saying short time ago he has no intention of sending troops to respond to the attacks. One of which was on a Japanese operated, oil-tanker reaction pours into President Trump's comments that he would accept help during the campaign from a foreign country. Senate Judiciary chairman, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says the president made a mistake, a foreign government comes to you, as a public official offers to help your campaign giving you anything value, de-mining, our information your opponent. The, the right answer is no Virginia. Senator Mark Warner is the top democrat on the intelligence committee, and he calls the president's comments shocking Mike Emanuel. There's a new king and.
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"Whatever I wanted. News Radio eleven ninety six. President Trump on Twitter said we are right where we want to be with China calling new tariffs on Chinese goods, eight moneymaker. He had an active day on Twitter says ABC's, Rachel Scott in Washington. President Trump firing off several tweets stating Democrats are acting like crease lunatics and have gone nuts following the release of the redacted mellow report. The president claims Democrats are working overtime to damage the Republican party, citing eighty congressional requests for documents and testimonies, president said those requests for no reason, but the special counsel report outlined eleven instances of possible, obstruction of Justice, you that nations secretary General Antonio Gutierrez in New Zealand where he called climate change. The defining issue of our time said we are not winning the battle dairy. Vance is doing court Monday. He's the Houston man who reported his ex fiance's daughter missing. But is now charged with evidence tampering. Prosecutors say the four year old girls blood was found in his home. Brian Clark ABC news. Traffic continues along well on I five northbound and southbound from the Portland area I four and I will find knows low downs sunset highway looks directions. Wilsonville northbound I five wilsonville road and how southeast boulevard traffic slows each direction approaching southeast one twenty-second. I'm Jay Phillips K E X traffic. Now Ketu weather brought to you by standard TV and appliance. Well after summer like heat and very dry conditions for the vast majority of may were now moving.
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"To plead not guilty. But the fact that CNN was informed about my arrest prior to my lawyers knowing about it, and that they had a camera at my home demonstrates, the political nature of this. I have not I have not. But when Sarah Sanders says this has nothing to do with the president. She's technically correct that audio courtesy of w s VN television. The indictment doesn't accuse stone of coordinating with Russia or WikiLeaks. It does allege misled lawmakers about his pursuit of those communications and interest in them and UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez has warning that hatred of. Jews is getting worse and says, quote, we must rise up against rising anti semitism. He told the United Nations annual commemoration of international holocaust remembrance day than attempts are being made to rewrite history of the holocaust during which six million Jews and many others were killed by Adolf Hitler's forces the UN chief also warned yesterday about the proliferation of Neo Nazi groups in his words, inevitably where there's anti-semitism no one else is safe across the world. We're seeing a disturbing rise and other forms of bigotry. For behind the scenes look at America's First News. You can head on over to af now dot com, you can always reach out to me on Twitter or Facebook. I'm at Ray talked use the hashtag af. And still to come on. America's First News. We'll check in with af en market analyst Christopher says as he what's driving the numbers this morning on Wall Street, and we will check in with Rhonda Martin, highlighting the intersection of today's top stories and the field of psychology, the Florida's shooter who entered a Bank and killed five people. We are learning a lot about his mental makeup. As always you can reach out to me on Twitter or Facebook, I met Matt Ray talk use the hashtag af. And and of course, you can take the show with you wherever you go as well. More breaking news on the way on this Tuesday morning. It is the twenty ninth day of January. We are broadcasting live from our wonderful Seattle affiliate AM, seven seventy K T T H, you've got America's First News. America's First News will be right back. I'm.
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"The government shutdown is in its thirty second day. We get the latest on the situation in the nation's capital from CBS. Correspondent Steven Portnoy. Well, we're not any closer to a resolution, but there is some action to report here in Washington today. The Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said that he expects a vote in the Senate on Thursday on the package. The president proposed on Saturday of last week that would restore funding agencies extend for three years some protections for the DACA population and those unprotected status from disaster stricken countries, but Democrats say that it's a nonstarter. They said they were not consulted as the president crafted this proposal. They are expected to block it in the Senate. If it even has the unanimous support of Republicans, and it's not clear at this point that it does the Democrats say that they're going to continue in the house passing measures that would reopen the government agencies without funding for the wall, which Republican leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate has said won't see the light of Bain his chamber. So that's where we are. Which is where we've been which is with no agreement. Stephen is there any indication. We're nearing. A compromise. There's no sign that. Either side is is giving enough to result in an agreement. What we did see with President Trump's remarks from the White House on Saturday was the first movement in a month. But it's not anything that Democrats would find acceptable and the position of the Republican leader in the Senate is he's not going to move on the bills at the house has passed to reopen the government because President Trump has said he wouldn't sign them. So until or unless somebody changes their mind, and no one has well, then there's no chance we're any closer to an agreement. Steven Portnoy, joining us from Washington DC, US senators are preparing to vote this week on two bills that could reopen the government. The I includes the deal offered by President Trump, which would give temporary protections to dreamers in return for nearly six billion dollars for a border wall. If that fails, which is it is widely expected to do the second Bill will be a three week long continuing. Resolution. Chris Cabrera is a border patrol agent and says a fix is needed as another migrant caravan is making its way north we've been dealing with these caravans for quite a while. Unfortunately, the systems overwhelmed right now, it's fully manpower out of the field and into the processing room while some of the migrants in this latest caravan are hoping to make it to the US many are happy to be admitted to Mexico CBS's. Adrienne Bard is with them at the Mexico Guatemala border. What did you see out here? A lot of mostly young people, including young people with children Sahlin the hopes of making it someday to the United States for now. They know they're going to be allowed into Mexico with a humanitarian visa, and that will give them the opportunity to find out if they want to continue the journey to the north six thirty seven twenty five degrees in Boston time now for a check of business news with Bloomberg's John Metaxas. You might say the market was due for a decline stocks had gained for ten of the thirteen sessions this year and the s&p had rallied almost fourteen percent since Christmas Eve today came the reversal trade. Tensions and concerns about slowing global growth sent stocks sharply lower. The Dow fell three hundred one points nearly one and a quarter percent at twenty four thousand four hundred four though it was up off its session lows of down more than four hundred the S and P fell nearly one and a half percent. The NASDAQ fell nearly two. Percent home sales numbers indicated the housing market remains in abroad slowdown, but after the closing bell IBM reported results that topped analysts estimates sending the company's shares up in after hours trading. I'm John Metaxas. Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's NewsRadio the United Nations also issuing a forecast for global economic growth. The UN's world economic situation and prospects report forecasting global economic growth of about three percent in two thousand nineteen and twenty twenty but while UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez says economic indicators remain largely favourable. The report says escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and climate change could hinder growth. Furthermore, global growth is not even the UN estimates growth in parts of Africa, western Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean is expected to stagnate or only see marginal movement. Mark Remillard, ABC news New York still to come on WBZ, the president weighs in on a confrontation.
"secretary general antonio gutierrez" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"It's important to know. What's going on out there? Every six minutes in the morning. Yeah. They give you an alternate route. They tell you exactly what you can do to keep you around the slow down to work on time. That's how I give my information driving back and forth. This is Orlando is morning news with Joe Kelly on news ninety six point five WDBO, West Palm Beach, a police officer that was patrolling a park runs over to people who are relying on the road to watch the lunar eclipse, we're told that both of the people who are run over. We'll be okay they were both hospitalized for non life threatening injuries. They were laying in the street because they said that was darker in the streets. So they could see it better about that. Five twenty four. Now what our land does morning news. I'm Rika Puteaux. I'm Samantha Jordan. The United Nations issuing a forecast for global economic growth. The UN's world economic situation and prospects report forecasting global economic growth of about three percent in two thousand nineteen and twenty twenty but while UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez says economic indicators remain largely favourable. The report says escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and climate change could hinder growth. Furthermore, global growth is not even and the UN estimates growth in parts of Africa, western Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean is expected to stagnate or only see marginal movement. Mark Remillard, ABC news. New York are check out this testing the slightly more than two dozen wealthiest people on earth own as much as fifty percent of the world's poorest United Nations secretary General Antonio Guiterrez says the growing wealth gap can lead to civil unrest. Inequality is growing and people are questioning the world in which a handful of people all the same wells. As all of humanity, the development charity. Oxfam says a new report that the twenty-six richest billionaires on earth as many assets as a three point eight billion people who make up the world's poorest university of Notre Dame is going to cover up paintings of Christopher Columbus. The murals in the university's main building were painted in eighteen eighty s and depict the life of the Italian explorer and his exploration of the Americas. Notre Dame's president Reverend John Jenkins said in a statement that at the time the paintings were created they were meant to address challenges to the schools immigrant population. However, he noted that the images of Columbus. As a helpful explorer. Hide the darker side of the story Jenkins says the murals will be uncovered from time to time. That's reporter Brian shook cover money, you just take him down. Then I mean, I don't understand covering them up and then uncovering them from time to time five twenty-six Sunderland's morning news, the jackets with the head out the door this morning friends. It is a little bit on the chilly side. But it is going to.