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Russia says it's ready for split if EU imposes new sanctions
"Lavrov says his country's ready to sever ties with the European Union If the block imposes new, economically painful sanctions. The rhetoric of the sanctions is ramping up. In that context, Sergei Lavrov said. If you want peace prepare for war, he insisted that Russia does not want to isolate itself. But when the EU's foreign policy chief paid a rare visit to Moscow last week, Mr Lavrov underlined that Russia saw sanctions over Alexei Navalny as illegitimate. The recently jailed Mr Navalny is in court again in a separate defamation case. He's been challenging the judge accusing her of lying over why state media has been broadcasting footage of the trial despite an order banning filming. That's the BBC's Danny Eberhard reporting. Australia's parliament will
Russian Court Orders Aleksei Navalny Held for 30 Days
"Russian opposition leader alexei navalny remains behind bars despite pressure from the us and other western countries after the us demanded alexei. Navalny be freed. A judge in moscow has jailed him for thirty days. A longer sentence could follow rule where it was posted on instagram novon. The is urging supporters to take to the streets. The opposition leader was arrested yesterday as he returned to russia from germany. Where he'd been recuperating after being poisoned. Russia is brushing off western condemnation. We read them cooks chefs. What before he loses of foreign minister sergei lavrov says. Western politicians are trying to distract from rhode problems in london. Simon owen fox
Armenia, Azerbaijan report attacks despite cease-fire deal
"Now to the disputed enclave of Nagorno Cara back. It is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians. Has been renewed fighting in and around Nagano, Cara back, which has shattered a ceasefire brokered by Russia on Saturday between Armenia and Azerbaijan. They are former Soviet states, of course, and both have good relations with Russia. Indeed, it's thought the Russia supplies arms to both countries. But Azerbaijan is being overtly supported by Turkey, and the prospect of a more dangerous conflict is of concern. All parties. The Armenian foreign minister is in Moscow for talks with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. But happily, we can now speak to the Armenian Foreign Minister Zurab Mozza Canyon is on the line from Moscow. Welcome to the program What was decided at your talks with Sergei Lavrov today. Thank you very much. Look, I am in Moscow on a pre planned visit Ah for talks with our Russian colleagues on many issues of our bilateral agenda. But of course it is overwhelmed by one particular question. One big crisis that we have before us this escalation in Nagorno Carrabba this outright aggression against our people. Our competitor, It's in Nagorno Karabakh. We have achieved a very important Ah statement. Tio established this far now to de escalate the first step to do that, for humanitarian purposes and further to Ah, you know, to consolidate the cease fire so that we go back to normal, peaceful. Resolution of the process. But there was a cease fire declared on Saturday and it looks as though it is deeply fragile. Now it remains very fragile and it remains very concerning to us because what we have been observing is this overwhelming continuation off the attacks and the attacks on the cut above settlements and positions. Defense positions on DH. We are few hopeful that we can bring this back to normal. You know, to what? We have agreed to the cease fire so that we can resume normal work. First of all, we have to do some very important humanitarian action. Azaz. We have agreed as we agreed on. Okay, let me ask you about Let me ask you about the breaking of the cease fire. Officials on the Azeri side say that seven people were killed and dozens injured when an Armenian missile strike hit a residential block in ganja. Is that true? Well, look, the the Nagorno kind of our forces have denied that And then they're going to cut about forces have been saying that. Yes, but I'm asking you as the Armenian Goran Minister. The Army and foreign minister is saying that the Nagorno cut about defense forces are are doing everything to defend themselves because since Saturday and this is what I am absolutely outraged about that, Since Saturday morning, there's have been continuingly continuously attacking the settlements and the defense positions. The step on a gift and other other settlements have been in the continuous attack all the way until very late night off Saturday evening. And continuing into Sunday morning and feel we have this thing this fragility on the ground. The you know Stepanek cared is, you know totally totally brought to a very difficult situation. So many distractions. So many, you know, casualties. So many people who are displaced, the other, the infrastructure, the energy supply and everything is brought to such a condition. That people are in a very difficult situation, saying, Please let me ask you about the status of Nagorno Cara back. It is the self declared government off this en clave last week asked for it to be recognized internationally. Does Armenia back that? Well, of course, Armenia backs everything that's supposed existentially physical security off our competitor. It's in Nagano Carrabba who have been very careful and very patient No to undermine the peaceful settlement. But what we have been observing over these past two weeks is the choice off the military option for the resolution, the choice off imposing solutions by military aggression but from other why don't why don't you? Why don't you either annexed the territory or recognize its independence? Those are the options that are Open to you exactly that we have to be responsible. We do not want to, you know, deny chance for the peaceful resolution. But if you're prime minister says that Cara back is Armenia. It's quite clear. You don't want to recognize its independent. Don't take it out of context. The prime minister ofthe Army has been very consistent about about the compromise solution that there is no other way but to it, you know? Compromise solution that is acceptable to the people of media people off not gonna care about and people off as a bridge that it can be only there can only be a compromise. When this statement from the prime minister is taken out of context. You have what you have because the prime minister was saying that Armenia Is investing a lot of effort in its own reform in its own development, and it cannot be indifferent to his competitor. It's in Nagorno Carrabba. And in this context, Armenia will be supporting as the only guarantor of their security will be supporting our compatriots in the corner just hasn't told us how contacts off the context of the conflict. He was talking strictly directly and consistently about the company. How confident are you that this ceasefire such as it is currently is going to hold in anyway? Look, I think that this has been also part of our conversation. A very good deal very good part of our conversation here in Moscow, and we will continue. Also talking with the cultures of the always means group. France and the United States were part of this. Mediation efforts. Russia is doing a great job. France and the United States are working together now we shouldn't deny any chance for these ceasefire to hold. We have to go carry on with the verification mechanism which helps us to bring back ceasefire to bring back peace so that we go back to the peaceful settlement. We're not hoping we're not losing hope will continue working very hard on this. Thank you for speaking to us about it. Today. Armenia's foreign ministers, Arab man, That's a canyon joining us live from Moscow.
Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire
"Fragile ceasefire has gone into effect in Nagorno Karabakh region disputed by the former Soviet Republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia. NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow that both sides already accusing each other of violating the cease fire. Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated talks in Moscow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan. After more than 10 hours of negotiations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov appeared before reporters questions over the opponent. He announced a cease fire to allow the warring parties to collect the bodies of soldiers and exchange prisoners. Lavrov said more substantive talks under the auspices of Russia, the U. S and France would follow. Fierce fighting broke out in the garden car back, which saw bloody war in the early 19 nineties that left ethnic Armenians in charge of the region. Azerbaijan is now vowing to take it back. Lucien Kim. NPR News. Moscow Sir by Johns for a minister said today that the cease fire would only last for as long as it takes the Red Cross to arrange for the exchange of the debt.
Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on cease-fire
"Over 10 hours of talks and then a breakthrough. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Azerbaijan and Armenia had agreed to a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno Carol Bock. After lengthy negotiations between Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The parties have agreed on the following steps first a ceasefire is announced to be declared from midday on October 10th 2020 for humanitarian purposes. The exchange of prisoners of war on other contained persons on the bodies of the dead, mediated and in accordance with the criteria of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries in Moscow. REMEDIATED by Mr Lavrov more than 300 people have died and thousands have been displaced since the latest violence broke out nearly two weeks ago. You gonna carry back lies with another by John, but it's inhabited mainly by ethnic Armenians. Ostrovsky is a senior fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at the foreign policy think tank, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D. C. I think this is a cease fire is important. It is not necessarily a game changer. But we've seen some of the worst fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the last almost 30 years over the last two weeks on DH, the fighting has been really kind of brutal on both sides with large civilian casualties, any sort of small ceasefire, humanitarian ceasefire. Er that will pause. The conflict allowed people to pick up the dead and I think it's important, but there still is a long way to go to resolve this conflict. And I would say that it no. It took almost half a day to get the sides to agree to this and the sentiment in both Armenian Azerbaijan has really hardened, so this is very much probably a temporary cease as opposed to a really long term solution. You describe the the fighting in the past two weeks as brutal? How does it differ from from fighting that we've seen before between the two sides? We've seen, you know the use of drones, the use of really sort of much more modern equipment and the targeting of civilian populations on both sides. Eso we've seen, you know, I think at least 300. The casualties have been reported on the Armenian side. The Azerbaijani side hasn't been as clear on the numbers, but I expect it's equally as high and in just two weeks of fighting. That's a fairly high high number. But I think that the brutality against the civilian populations but has been deeply worrying. Mr Lavrov also said that Azerbaijan and Armenia had agreed to start talks on the settlement of the conflict. Will they be able to agree to a more permanent solution? I would hope At some point they will be able to agree, but they've been in talks to do that. Since 1994 the populations have sort of viewed this latest round of fighting a sort of existential fight for their nation's on DSO. I think that will make it quite difficult to get a Ah long term solution any time soon. Until you sort of check. Try to change those mindsets, which I think is gonna be quite difficult. Particularly if either one of these leaders is perceived as being a little bit weak on this Nagorno car back issue. I think this is an enormous potential implications for sort of domestic stability in both countries, and what role does Russia play In all of this? What pressures was Russia able to bring to bear on Azerbaijan and Armenia? Russia is normally able to summon its neighbors on get them to stop fighting. It wants to do that, but I think Russia had much more difficulty in this. I think Russian Azerbaijani relations have deteriorated a little bit and turkeys insertion on behalf of Azerbaijan certainly made this more complicated. Is a fighting certainly, and brutality and sort of the greater international awareness on DH. The pressure, not just from Russia but from the West is well that has increased over the last several days. I think that certainly did increase the pressure on both sides. Paul Stransky. Let's hear more from our guests to get their thoughts on these developments. Henry Chiu, professor Stransky doesn't sound optimistic about the prospects for long term peace. Do you share his skepticism? Well, I think if you look at the comments from the leaders of both Azerbaijan and Armenia there fairly adamant about the territory being belonging to their respective countries, and it doesn't look like there. Other side is really willing to give an inch on that. And unfortunately for you gonna carry a box, you know what happens with a lot of these small territories is that they become palms for larger conflicts or larger face offs. And so the professor talked about Russia and Turkey well these air to powers that are also having confrontations in Syria and also In Libya. So unfortunately, this area, which is a resource rich area, it's a strategic corridor is also going to be playing out in an arena that's larger than just itself. Actually, What do you
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to cease-fire after weeks of conflict
"And Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian ceasefire after two weeks of intense fighting over the disputed territory of Nagorno Cara back. The deal was announced by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, after 10 hours of talks in Moscow. He is James Reed, Sergei Lavrov said the cease fire would begin at midday on Saturday. It would allow for the exchange of prisoners and the recovery of dead bodies. Mr Lavrov said. Armenia and Azerbaijan had also agreed to begin substantive negotiations to resolve the conflict that has divided them since independence from the Soviet Union. Settling the status of Nagorno Cara back will not be easy. Azerbaijan is determined to recover the territory it lost three decades ago, and with Turkish support, it has been gaining ground in the fighting. Armenia says it cannot abandon the Armenian population to face expulsion from their historic homeland.
EU leaders seek to ramp up pressure on Belarus president
"In Belarus? The pressure is growing on the country's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko to step down after nearly three decades in power protesters. Say the recent presidential election he won was rigged. Neighboring countries are watching this very closely. The European Union held an emergency session today. NPR's Lucien Kim is in Moscow in another country watching this especially closely. Hi, Lucien. Morning, so President Lukashenko says he's now mobilized the army on the country's western borders. I mean, we've seen massive protests. We've seen the crackdown. Is this even more escalation in all this? Well, I mean, he's escalating the situation. President Lukashenko is because he's refusing to talk with the opposition. He's basically said over my dead body. The opposition has formed what they're calling a coordination council to facilitate dialogue. But Lukashenko says this is just a front and he's already threatened to deal with members of this council. Appropriately. Today, he ordered his internal security officials to bring calm back to the country. And he's also playing up this idea of a foreign threat What you were asking about since Belarus borders three NATO member states. This, of course, could be one way for him to draw in his only ally. Which is Russia, Huh? Ok, So you say that obviously there there three European countries on the border here. European leaders held this meeting today T sort of address this whole tense situation. What action is coming from that? The EU leaders decided not to recognize the results of the August 9th presidential election, and they also said they would sanction Belarussian officials who are responsible for vote rigging, but also the violent repression of demonstrators. Charlie Michelle, who is the head of the European Council, said the yew stands in solidarity with the people of Belarus and their right to elect their own leaders, he said this is not about geopolitics, and that seems like a direct response to the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, who earlier said Europeans were playing geopolitics. I think it is important to mention here that Bela Rose, Belarus inhabits this. Kind of gray zone between the European Union and Russia and has never really expressed any interest in joining the European Union. Well, I mean, we saw another country sort of caught in the Middle Ukraine and how Russia addressed that after there was political political protest there, talk about what the Kremlin is doing reacting as they figure out what to do with Belarus on on its on its border. Well. Belarus and Russia have very close political, economic and military two ties. And a Russian President Vladimir Putin. Very much views Belarus as being in his sphere of influence. So far, he's been keeping his cards very close to his chest. But today his spokesman finally broke the Kremlin silence on Belarus. He said international pressure on Lukashenko's unacceptable but he also said an interesting thing, he said Russia does not see the need to send troops into Belarus. That's something that Lukashenko had hinted at over the weekend. And what about what about the United States? Or are we seeing any reaction from from the US at this point? Well, the U. S has been pretty absent in Thiss whole discussion. Even though Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was traveling in Europe last week. He did say the US is working with European partners on some kind of response. And it does look like the Trump administration is letting the European Union take the lead here. All right. NPR's Moscow correspondent. Lucien Kim, Lucien, Thanks so much.
Top US and Russian diplomats discuss arms control
"The state department says secretary of state Mike Pompeii and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov discussed arms control and other issues by phone Friday Lavrov indicated Russia is ready to include some of its latest nuclear weapons in an extension of the new start arms control treaty that expires in February twenty twenty one Russian president Vladimir Putin has offered to extend the treaty but president Donald Trump wants a tri lateral arms control agreement that would include China along with the US and Russia Moscow has described that goal as unrealistic Mike Rossio Washington
Top US and Russian diplomats discuss arms control
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting top US and Russian diplomats discuss arms control the state department says secretary of state Mike Pompeii and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov discussed arms control and other issues by phone Friday Lavrov indicated Russia is ready to include some of its latest nuclear weapons in an extension of the new start arms control treaty that expires in February twenty twenty one Russian president Vladimir Putin has offered to extend the treaty but president Donald Trump wants a tri lateral arms control agreement that would include China along with the US and Russia Moscow has described that goal as unrealistic Mike Rossio Washington
Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela
"The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has promised to boost military and economic cooperation to help Venezuela deal with increasing pressure from the United States after meeting with president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas Mr Lavrov described as unacceptable any attempts to remove the Venezuelan government by
Top election security official details past, current and future threats
"Will the twenty twenty elections be secure from interference either foreign or domestic yesterday I asked you shall be Pearson she is the first ever intelligence community election threats executive she was appointed by then director of national intelligence Dan coats in July of two thousand and nineteen her job is to work with intelligence agencies like the CIA the FBI the NSA and the department of homeland security to identify and fight actors that are trying to interfere with our voting process the Russians for example are already engaging in influence operations relative to candidates going into twenty twenty but we do not have evidence at this time that our adversaries are directly looking at interfering with vote counts or the vote tallies is it fair to say we don't know what Russia is going to do yet I think that is a fair characterization and I would also say that this is in a rush only problem were still also concerned about China a Ron non state actors hacktivist and frankly I've certainly for DHS an FBI even Americans that might be looking to undermine confidence in the elections after Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen election there was this push for transparency about attempts to influence our elections Pearson told me she's walking the line between not wanting to frighten people but also wanting to keep them informed transparency enables resilience and sunlight is the best disinfectant so the more that we talk about the threat potentially more we empower voters to understand this as merely a reality of today's landscape and that despite all of those challenges were managing them or countering them and they should vote you are constantly doing the calculus on this you are constantly trying to figure out is it worth saying it now is it worth waiting and seeing how much of a threat it is absolutely would you say that's a daily occurrence the challenge for us is that for anyone who has any tenure in the intelligence community we're in the business of rats so we're we're seeing information day in and day out and I think the challenges to your point windows that mature enough to the point where it's either actionable where the target can take meaningful counter measures so that it is stopped in its tracks so to speak all the way to are we gonna reveal this because it'll help raise awareness and sensitize people this sounds like a very difficult balancing act the US intelligence community agrees that Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen election to benefit president trump and hurt Hillary Clinton president trump has openly joked about Russia interfering the twenty sixteen election in fact he appeared to joke with Vladimir Putin about it at times he doesn't appear to take this threat seriously that has to make your job harder we are looking at the spectrum of information that comes into us day in and day out to enable all the missions and that can continue frankly unencumbered by any of the comments or political discourse that you hear globally about this topic I will say that the intelligence community has the authorities it needs it has the resources it needs and when we have needed the president to relate warnings for example most recently to Mr Lavrov in Russia he has done so Sergei Lavrov we have to just explain what you mean short I think the interagency process not just the intelligence community has strongly encouraged leaders whether that includes president trump or secretary state pump hail or secretary defense Mister asper to relay information to our international colleagues that interfering in the US elections is unacceptable to United States and that type of messaging is very important in terms of ensuring the global cognizance that this is an activity that will not be tolerated in any way shape or form you don't feel yourself having to work around president trump not at all here are some things that we're learning now last week a private American company area one security reported that it he discovered that Russia had successfully compromised Ukrainian energy conglomerate which includes Burris mother company at the center of the impeachment this is a private company saying it detected interference in Ukraine which could indicate interference in the U. S. selection the method by which Russia interfered with this conglomerate with the same thing that they did in two thousand sixteen to us why was it not the US government that told us about what happened about Russia hacking charisma I think this is a really important point because frankly there is a whole consortium of players in this landscape which include private security firms and in fact not just international infrastructure organizations like Beres mine but frankly even some of our state and local elections their cyber security comes from private security firms so those organizations will actually have deeper and technical insight into those networks before the intelligence community well these private companies do they share information with the US intelligence community well I think many of these firms particularly larger ones will sell reports based upon the information that they have access to and some of that's very important to complement the holdings that we have in the intelligence community are you saying those private security companies are also selling intelligence to the United States government yes they can sell their services and some of the most common of firms FireEye and crowds strike and in fact I think those two firms for example have done really good work we're based upon the analysis and expertise and information analysis that they do resident within those firms those are products and services that they can sell to the US government I am surprised to hear that private companies are selling information to the US intelligence community information that the US intelligence community itself does not have am I being naive well it's not necessarily a knife Hey I think it really needs to be an open discussion about why is the landscape the way it is and frankly I think many Americans might have concerns about the US federal government Big Brother having technical access to a full spectrum of networks I think they're really needs to be an open debate about that before people presume that the intelligence community should have a presence on everyone's at work do you see that debate happening I think it's one that's burgeoning certainly because I sometimes no well I feel that the intelligence community is held accountable for a lot of information that it's not necessarily doesn't have access to or isn't part of its mission improve you we know that Americans are spreading misinformation sometimes they're doing it deliberately sometimes they're not at all doing it deliberately it can be a post on social media that we don't know is fake is that a bigger threat to the election then foreign interference well I think there's two aspects of that you know let's be very clear that of course the federal government encourages and once as broad and free speech as possible that is a principle of our country and it's probably one of the most valuable cornerstones of our society so we want people to engage in public exchange political exchange and to have that freedom unfettered from foreign interference but at the same time I think we also want to make sure that if we or the firms involved are aware that this information is foreign sponsored and is covert in terms of its sponsorship to the user we want to do everything we can to manage that information you say that the American public needs to be cognizant that misinformation is out there we also know that Americans increasingly live in very partisan spaces that much of the media that they're looking at takes one position or another is there anything at all that you can do to deal with the fact that more than ever we are bifurcated nation we are people who believe different things I would ask that all press outlets be introspective about their role frankly in civil society in terms of journalistic ethics and where they fit in to providing nonpartisan information factually based information and I think that's part of this issue that the intelligence community doesn't necessarily have a direct role in this but I think we're trying to raise cognizance an awareness across all of these constituencies that we all frankly have a role in a variety of capacities encountering this right what about the president of the United States being false or misleading statements well I think the challenge is whether or not that's being promulgated or deliberately fomented by a foreign intelligence service or foreign government and I think that's the type of information that if we have holdings within the intelligence community we're gonna certainly look to share that information as broadly as needed to stop it sounds like what you're saying is if the president says some and false other countries can use that to their advantage I think the challenge for us is not necessarily the accuracy of an individual statement but as I mentioned on this issue of whether or not an intelligence service a foreign government is using it for manipulative purposes particularly purposes that are covert here in the United States and that's where we we want to step in Shelly Pearson intelligence community election threats executive miss Pearson thank you so much for coming in thank you for
Libya ceasefire talks in Moscow adjourned for the night
"A ceasefire between Libya's main rival leaders is not a done deal just yet the you went back to prime minister fires also Raj and eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar are in Moscow for talks brokered by Russia and Turkey Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says the prime minister Suraj has signed a ceasefire that would end nine months of hostilities but Haftar is asking for more time and may sign it
Russian diplomat says election meddling wasn't discussed
"Differing accounts of the president's meet with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov the White House has put out an official statement about that meeting saying quote president trump warned against any Russian attempts to interfere in United States elections but Lavrov himself spoke to reporters here in Washington and was asked directly about the White House statement and Lavrov said this quote we haven't even actually discussed elections
Pompeo says he told Russians election interference is unacceptable
"The American intelligence community says Russia interferon Donald trump's behalf during the twenty sixteen race on his first visit to Washington in two and a half years top Russian diplomats Sergei Lavrov again called that baseless no one has given us this proof because simply does not exist during a joint news conference before coming here to the White House Pompeii says he made the U. S. position on election interference clear unacceptable saying the trump administration will always work to protect election integrity soccer mad Donnie at the White House
Inspector general: Start of FBI Russia probe was justified
"The justice department inspector general releasing a report on why the F. B. I. launch the trump Russia probe in the first place the inspector general found that the origins the launch of the Russia investigation was legally sound that it met the justice department standards in terms of evidence and that it was carried out appropriately at least at the beginning and the FBI director agreed with that finding I asked him directly if he thought that the FBI had been unfair to the trump campaign he said he did not to be sees Pierre Thomas says the report also found those several procedural mistakes made by the FBI president trump meeting at the White House today with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov when the president met with Lavrov in two thousand seventeen he ignited a firestorm by disclosing intelligence information to the Russians that have been supplied by Israel that meeting was closed to White House reporters while Russian state media was allowed
Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at White House
"While Democrats release articles of impeachment president trump will join secretary of state palm pale in a meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington they're expected to discuss Ukraine arms control and
Arms control on tap for Trump, Pompeo's meeting with Lavrov
"Amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill president Donald Trump and secretary of state Mike Pompeii have meeting schedule today with Russia's foreign minister Pompeii schedule to host Sergei Lavrov in the morning at the state department love rob is scheduled to meet with trump at the White House in the afternoon topics of discussion should include arms control Ukraine and Syria love rob's visit comes a day after the justice department's inspector general found the F. B. I. was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the trump presidential campaign and Russia might cross yeah Washington
Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at White House
"President Donald Trump and secretary of state Mike Pompeii are slated to meet tomorrow with Russia's foreign minister to discuss the state of their bilateral relationship a senior administration official says they'll meet at the White House with Sergei Lavrov the meeting comes a day after the justice department's internal watchdog found that the F. B. I. was justified in opening its investigation into times between that trump's presidential campaign and
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"They want the report today. I'm Chris foster, Fox News attorney general William bar has until nine o'clock eastern time this morning to make unredacted portions of the special counsel rush. Election report available to all members of congress or risk being held in contempt of congress by house. Democrats President Trump says the witch hunt is over but the house continues to dig at the Russia probe with plans to go to the source special counsel, Robert Muller has been invited to testify before the House Judiciary committee House Democrat, David Sicily. Knee on Fox News Sunday says he hopes nothing will derail that we hope the special counsel will appear. We think the American people have a right to hear directly from him in a Sunday tweet, the president said Muller should not testify because his report shows. No collusion. That's FOX's Goodall. Scott secretary of state Mike Pompeo has arrived in Finland where he'll meet with his counterpart from Russia, tab and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are expected to sit down on the sidelines of an arc. Council meeting a full of Arctic governments meeting in Rovaniemi Finland the talks coming and make tensions Venezuela by the US has designated. The opposition leader is president while Russia is backing the incumbent Pompeo and Lavrov speak frequently over the phone, but this will be a need a second free fledged meeting in London, Simon Owen, Fox News. President Trump's forward. Attorney Michael Cohen has until two PM eastern to report to prison in Otis Vilnius York, April nine th of last year, the FBI raided Cohen's apartment hotel room office and safe deposit box on August, twenty first the president's former personal attorney pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including fraud tax evasion and an illegal campaign contribution. Then on November twenty ninth Cohen pleaded guilty. Again, this time to making false statements to congress in connection to the special counsel investigation and on December twelfth Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison fog is Todd pyro in Otis.
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"They're all laughing at him way. Anyways. And I mean, if anything this is this meeting is more terrifying. I Don I don't have the energy or the willpower to still be as scared as I was last time. But the all the people that we were counting on like the generals who've we shouldn't be like JFK and RFK had to hold back a room full of generals from starting World War three during the Cuban missile crisis. And those are the people were counting on to protect us. But even those people now are gone who protected us all along. And now they've been replaced by John Bolton who want who is just fucking so hard to go to war with anyone just. Yeah. Well, I think the other thing with Sergei Lavrov, it's important to know. Like who knows what he's actually there to communicate to Trump also because he's also talking about he said that Russia believes the US ought to offer Pyongyang quote security guarantees for the disarmament deal to succeed. And we know that's part of. Putin wants like he's like like move all that military infrastructure off out of Korea. So we can puff our chest out a little bit more. So again, we don't know what kind of concessions could be made again in this meeting too. But yeah, something about and I mean, there's the very straightforward conspiracy. That seems to be true reading of this, which is just you know, the Russians are dictating his entire policy. They send lever off because they're like, yeah. You're going to have to remind him. He doesn't seem to be able to stay on prompter, and it is hugely in their interest to get the United States off of the Korean peninsula. And Putin said that's his goal. And that's what he thinks America's should do in order to bring about a quote peace tree because then that would also make Russia just a huge power player in terms of diplomatic activity in East Asia..
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on KCRW
"Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said the US has been violating the IMF treaty since nineteen ninety nine. Defense Minister Sergei show. Goo said, that's why Russia has to start developing weapons. Previously banned by the treaty intermediate range land based missiles. In the last. Response was instant indecisive. Our response will be symmetrical. Putin said if our American partner, suspend their participation in the IMF treaty. So we'll we if they start working on new weapons you. So will we the performance in? The Kremlin itself was a response to comments made by secretary estate, Mike Pompeo date earlier in Washington to this day Russia remains in material breach of its treaty obligations. Not to produce. Possess or flight test. They ground-launched intermediate range cruise missile system with a range between five hundred and fifty five hundred kilometers. As a result Pompeo said the US was giving Russia six months notice with Putin following suit it now looks like it's just a matter of time for the IMF treaty will lose its effect Alexandra Goltz a defense. Analysts in Moscow calls a consequences for Russia a strategic catastrophe. Right here cut, it sooner or later. Russia will find itself in the same situation. It was in at the beginning of the nineteen eighties. Namely in the range missiles that can hit major Russian population centers within a flight time of six to eight minutes. What he means is if the US goes back to deploy medium range missiles in Europe, Russian leaders will have much less time to decide if they're really under attack in may, maybe tempted to launch a preemptive nuclear strike in your store. What did he should know? Cute. Little gold says Putin's not in a place where he wants to be thought he could get away with some minor violations without the US tearing up the entire agreement after all the Obama administration I accused Russia of violating the IMF treaty with the testing of a new missile, but just weeks after Donald Trump's inauguration. The Pentagon said Russia had actually deployed that weapon. Then John Bolton was appointed Trump's national security advisor in October. He came to Moscow to deliver a message to Putin. The problem is there are Russian NFL missiles in Europe. Now, the threat is not American withdrawal from the IMF treaty with threatens the Russian missiles already Bolton takes pride in ending another arms control agreement the treaty when he served in the Bush administration after the IMF treaty runs. Its course in August. Only one major nuclear weapons treaty will still bind the US and Russia. It's set to expire in two years and talks to renew. It have not yet begun. Listen, Kim, NPR news Moscow. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep..
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"This week on asked me another we've got TV's favorite muscleman, Terry crews from Brooklyn nine and he chats about his multiple talents and how he stays humble in Hollywood it's dropping in your feet Friday, January eighteenth on NPR our puzzles where games and trivia, let's go to Russia gang because the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Russia is not happy about Britain's chaotic departure from the EU a John Sopo. Sergei Lavrov says he's disappointed to see what we've been talking about. What Theresa May? And the rest of the British public is going through with Brexit. I'm you don't look like you buy it. I think they may be crooked. I'll his I mean, you know, Russia's stands. To gain the mortis United that Europe is and that is why it is supported the populist parties. Whether it'd be the front Nationale in France, it's indefens- you in the US presidential election two so discord discontent involvement in the EU referendum campaign. You know, the more United Europe is the more United that NATO is the more that makes life difficult for the Russian. So I kind of think that, you know, in London Westminster, given all the problems that they have at the moment. I think that the intervention of Circe Laver of will not be episode. Welcome Nancy says with British understatement. Indeed. And thank you for pointing up. Sometimes it doesn't work. And sometimes. Yeah, exactly helps us Americans latch on. I. Appreciate it. Nancy yousef. Meanwhile, the New York Times reported last Friday, we all know this now that after President Trump fired James Komi, the FBI director that the F B I in began investigating whether Donald Trump had been working on behalf of Russia whether knowingly or unknowingly Sergei Lavrov was asked about that. He just missed it, of course. But but tell us about his take on the potential of the president being some kind of Russian asset, well and his foreign policy hall that stupid and use it other colorful language now. Perhaps I've watched too many the all the president's men too many times. But one could argue that there are a lot of non denial denial that they were very sort of colorful language, but not specific. And now if I if one is in Russia's position, they have no reason to sort of make declarative Cal clarify statement that this sort of uncertainty and questions surround the Trump administration. Worked to their benefit. And I think you saw that they sort of fed into that was some of this language where they call. They used a lot of adjectives and names to sort of to say nothing of the was possible, but stopped short of offering any sort of declarative statements that would seek to bring more stability or take away something uncertainty around all these issues, Jennifer. Yeah, there's an old saying that don't believe anything until the Kremlin denies it. Which I think in this case is is really spot on, you know, Vladimir Putin himself in particular and his government lackeys for lack of a better word are very good at what I call implausible tonight ability where it's this sort of wink and a nod where they're kind of sort of. Oh, of course, you know, almost over the top. But we never do something. Like that. When you're like, of course, you absolutely could. And of course, you absolutely, you know, would see benefit out of this. We also saw. Reports out this week. Speaking of NATO, you know, that that President Trump had gone way further than we had previously known publicly in calling for the US actually pull out of NATO. And if you wanna talk about something that Putin's Russia would really love to see the US breaking up NATO. I mean, that's like the best Christmas present ever for Putin. So, you know, whether or not Trump is accidentally or just by happenstance in line with Russia's kind of desires on NATO, or whether there's something more sinister as increasing evidence seems to lean toward we don't know at all yet. Either way Putin is certainly getting what he wants, Jennifer. Let's stay in the neighborhood for just a moment because I wanna talk about Chechnya life is very difficult life in some ways is awful for LGBTQ people in Chechnya, we some more signs of that this week around forty people have been detained. Another two killed in the latest crackdown on the LGBTQ community in Chechnya in Chechnya is predominantly Muslim Republic in Russia. Tell us more about what's gone on this week..
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"Hit for tat in Washington. Twelve o'clock at K G O. Good afternoon. I'm Brett burkhart a day. After house speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested President Trump should reschedule the state of the union address. He is telling Pelosi that her visit to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan is being canceled because of the shutdown as correspondent Manu Raju reports the president's letter to Pelosi disclosed an itinerary that had not been made public. There was certainly news up here on Capitol Hill, not many people were aware of her trips. Overseas particularly in a in a dangerous war zone. Like Afghanistan was reportedly supposed. To leave today on that surprise trip. This day twenty seven of the partial government shutdown for the second day in a row, a top Russian official is defending President Trump against questions of coordination with the Kremlin. Correspondent Frederik play. Chen reports from Moscow and says the Russian Foreign Minister is the latest member of the Putin government to defend the president. He had his annual press conference. Sergei Lavrov did here in Moscow today. And some of the things he said almost sounded like White House talking points, essentially, defending President Trump one of the interesting things that he said, for instance, was that he believed so far nothing had come out of the Mueller investigation that showed any sort of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. In the meantime, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is trying to clarify his comments on CNN last night. He told Chris Cuomo. I never said there was no collusion between the campaign this morning. He released a statement saying that he represents only Trump and not the campaign, and that there was no collusion by Trump in any way, shape or form. He also says he has no knowledge of collusion. Any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign? Stormy weather is being blamed for a tragic accident.
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"In addition to your negotiations with the Iranians, you spent a lot of time with Sergei Lavrov the Russian Foreign Minister for people listening. He's a slick, smooth operator in DC fancy suits, you know, MARTINI lunches. I'm wondering what it's like to constantly Robinson. He's a whiskey. It was constantly negotiate with someone like him who you know what they're doing. You know, they're hacking our elections, you know, they're lying to us about Syria, then you know they're lying about Crimea, but you. That's your guy. That's your interlocutor. How do you manage relationship like that? You do it. I mean, it's not dissimilar from the politics of Capitol Hill where Trump has to sit down with Mitch McConnell who's declared that is one goal in life is to make the president one term president. I mean, come on, you learn, it's a hard thing and it's it's not the most glorious component of being in politics, but you learn how to compartmentalize. And we had to compartmentalize in big ways because Crimea Ukraine consistently remained a major problem in our relationship, and we were always fighting to get the Minsk agreement implemented Roy's fighting to get the little green men with no insignia out of the country is they deny, they have them and so forth. It's laughable in a way it's kind of it's kind of sick and pathetic. If you want to know the truth that they say the things they say. I mean, I had some non conversations with Laverov some days we're telling them what we know about the Assad chemical weapons, and he sitting there on the other phone in total other universe assist. I, it's bizarre, but you have to get through it because you have to look for the places where you actually can find that they have an interest in wanting to cooperate or satisfy something. So we actually I met with Putin many times. I always saw Labra a lot and we got things done and. When we got the Iran nuclear agreement done, Russia was actually very helpful. They took on major responsibility on fuel and on the stockpile and Lavrov who's actually helpful in working the Iranians on certain issues where he said, you're not gonna, have our support in this. You got to do this. You got to do that. Would they were supportive on climate change? They've supportive on the roc- becoming. I got Putin after ten years of objections. I got him to lift his objection to making the roc- in an article, the largest marine protected area in the world, and they were helpful on the airline reductions of emissions. And so you know, we've found they were helpful. We would not have gotten the thirteen hundred tons of chemical weapons, declared chemical weapons out of Syria, and we knew they have some that were undeclared, and we started to go after those almost immediately afterwards, but wouldn't have. We wouldn't have gotten thirteen hundred tons out of there without Russia telling. I said, this is happening escanaba fast, and here's how it happens now. Assad lies to them too. Yeah, and he hit some weapons and so forth. But the fact is that if we hadn't done that when ISIS ran across, when you know the Islamic state ran across the country in, they would have had chemical weapons. Yeah, that was the horrible or ended data. Chemical weapons. You seen a whole different thing happening in Paris, subway or London or wherever. So it is fortuitous. We got the result, we got what should the response have been from a democratic president or a normal Republican president to Russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen election? How do you balance the need to obviously respond to such an attack but also not go so far as to have another sort of Cold War breakout? Well, I think the president actually managed that as as carefully ineffectively as you could under the circumstances. Because I remember I, I don't know if the president knew sooner, but I don't think I learned about that kind of interference until the early summer..
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"One NA this is fresh air. And if you're just joining us, my guest is John Kerry, former Senator former secretary of state now has a new memoir called every day is extra. I want to ask you about negotiations with Russia when you were secretary of state and negotiating with Russia, for instance, about the the new start treaty which was to further reduce arms in both countries nuclear weapons, how much did you know, if anything about Russian interference in our elections. And our democracy. We didn't learn about the NFL Terrence. Until the summer of two thousand sixteen at least in my position. We knew that the Russians were hacking. We we had known that previously. There was one period of time where the Russians hacked in the State Department servers, and we have to change our whole system we shut down over the weekend. And we knew that it was the Russians. So we're aware, and I had raised the issue obviously with my counterpart Sergei Lavrov as well as with President Putin when I met with them, but we weren't aware of the election interference in a major way until sometime in the late spring or early summer of two thousand sixteen when the Intel community laid it out. So once you found out that information, how did it change your relationship with your counterparts in Russia with whom you had talk with about, you know, the treaty and a lot of other issues. Did you did you ever confront them and say, we know this. Yes, they were. Confronted and. Just by President Obama. I raise the issue with Sergei Lavrov and got the, you know, the regular denials, and based on that and other things that's when the president made absolutely confront President Putin on it, which he did I believe, and whenever whatever that late meeting was that took place at the g twenty in China is when the president face to face, confronted, President Putin about it, but we had to confront all kinds of things that are happening as we were going on. We had already I think expelled some Russians and shutdown some facilities. But we knew that Russia was for instance, supporting Assad in ways that were completely contrary to efforts to have further accountability on chemical weapons. We knew that Russia was playing games with little green men running around in uniforms in Crimea, Ukraine, and that they were challenging. The Baltic states and so forth. So Russia you don't the nature of diplomacy. The nature for this is a challenge for any administration. You you have to compartmentalize certain degrees. You have so many issues on the table. You have a need to tackle. What is doable? At certain times and make it clear what will happen if they continue to do XYZ. But then put it over on side and still try to make progress on climate change or the start treaty or they Iran nuclear agreement or whatever, and we did that even as we had great difficulties news places, we got Russia to cooperate on any number of things. President Obama decided not to disclose to the American public that Russia was hacking us and interfering in the presidential election. And my understanding is part of the reason why he decided not to disclose. This was a candidate. Trump was already saying the election is rigged. And President Obama didn't want to create any impression that by saying that Russia was interfering that he was trying to sway the election. Put his thumb on the scale and do anything that would help Hillary. And he didn't do anything that would make. It seem like it was a political decision on his part to disclose this information. But the arguments been made that by not saying anything by not disclosing to the American public that that was a political decision. Motivated by the fear of how it would look if it was disclosed as opposed to being motivated by the decision of what should voters no was actually happening in our democracy. So looking back in retrospect, how do you think that should have been handled? Well, I think the president handled it as as he could at the time and later in the summer, I was involved in some of those conversations which took place in the White House. I absolutely guarantee you having run for president and having been in elected politics for a period of time that if given Trump's continued attacks against the legitimacy of the election system, given the degree to which he was already labeling it rigged, given the degree to which he was an -ticipant in his own defeat and therefore was already laying the groundwork for an ongoing fight against the legitimacy of the elections. I guarantee you that if President Obama had stood up and said, the Russians are hacking our system, and I gotta do this. And that you would have had a Trump campaign on steroids. Arguing about the rigging. And the game that was being played. And they were trying to blame what they were doing on the Russians I guarantee it. And so the president did I thought the most credible impossible, which was turn it over to the politicians to define but to the Intel community that is a political and non-political and the Intel community went out and did tell the American people is happening in the most credible way possible and the president himself challenged President Putin one on one very forcefully. About what would happen if they continue to do it. Politics is not just a balancing act when it comes to getting elected and staying in office and all the balancing you have to do a secretary of state. There's the balancing of the personal and the political when you're in office or secretary of state and you've been confronted with major events happening on both sides at the same time. So for instance, great after one of your presidential debates your first wife the mother of your two daughters. Her cancer had returned it had spread through her body. And you knew that she was dying and you had to continue with the campaign, and all the preparation knowing that that was happening before the Iran deal was finished. You broke your leg and had to deal with all the stuff you have to deal with in your break your leg. I think it was during one of their campaigns when you were dealing with surgery from prostate cancer, you'd had your prostate removed. And so, but you had is still keep campaigning your wife Theresa how to major seizure while you were secretary of state and she was hospitalized initially in critical condition Hannah take medication to prevent future seizure. She need twenty four hour. Attention in case, you had another seizure in case, she fell, and of course, you had to continue with your work a secretary of state, although she was not able to travel with you because of her medical condition, if you could just speak a little bit about the difficulty of having any kind of personal life at all and of being true to your family. While also doing the job that you know, you need to do in in public life. When you have the career that you had. And I think this is something everyone in public life has to deal with and most people have to deal with it and their own jobs. No matter what their jobs are but eight year level, it's important to the world. So if you could just address that a little bit I'd love to hear how you've thought it through have how you've tried to balance that in your life. Well, I've never found it. Frankly, I've never found it hard and difficult. Maybe sometimes I've failed the balance it who knows others will judge that. But I've been blessed with extrordinary family. My daughters are incredible. My wife is incredible. She's the one who has been so strong and. She's doing terrifically and and fighting. You know, continued thing here and there, but she's why and strong about it. And I marvel at what all our kids have been able to do to put up with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune that come with public life. I'm lucky I mean, that's why every day as extras is the title of my book at something that we talked about. And yet nam those of us lucky to come back and be alive. When others didn't you gotta look at life. Like every day is extra and be happy about it. Because a lot of guys didn't come back, and that's the baseline if you will. And you don't have to go to war to feel that way, you escape cancer, you escape an accident. Whatever it is the happens. I've you myself as lucky secretary Kerry, thank you so much for talking with us. Thank you for your time. My pleasure entirely, and thank you very much. John Kerry's new memoir is called every day is extra coming up. Jazz critic, Kevin Whitehead reviews, a new. Album. He describes as the convergence of two jazz institutions this is fresh air. WNYC's supporters include LV would manufacturers of fine. Wood floors and surfaces celebrating ten years in their flat. Iron showroom LV would serves New York City's architecture and design community as well as private home and business owners more at LV were dot.
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"Four it's morning edition from NPR, news I'm Noel Kim and I'm. David Greene over the last few days serious government and its. Allies have begun an offensive in northern Syria that the United Nations is warning could. Become, a bloodbath this is in the last major rebel-held area the province of it live but the area is also home. To millions of civilians many of them refugees who fled fighting and. Other parts of the country and, already dozens of people have been killed here and piers. Ruth Sherlock joins us now to talk about, the situation hi Ruth. Hi there they've been warnings for. Some time now that the regime was was finally going to put the squeeze on this last province. Right is is that what's happening with the latest here yeah that's right so the regime has said that it wants, to take every inch of Syria back in for a long time it was focusing on other. Areas and using this province Ed, liberals are kind of dumping ground where. It would send rebel fighters he surrendered, in these other parts but now. It's turning on Egypt so there's he's massive convoys of tanks and artillery. And fighters amassing On its southern border. Shelling has started and it's estimated that dozens of people have been killed. Already just over the weekend and, the regime is dropping these leaflets. Saying you know urging people to give up their weapons and surrender I'm curious about Russia's involvement hear me it seems like each. Time the regime has gone to take back areas Russia has been right with the Assad is that happening again well. It's a little bit more. A little bit different so the Russians had indicated that they preferred a negotiated. Solution so the, thing about, this, area is you have millions, of refugees, and the, pressing up against the border with Turkey Turkey. Is heavily involved here it's got troops with observation posts all across. The. Southern fringes of it live so it's very very complicated very very dangerous and Russia thinks you know be very very costly to try to take it militarily so it is trying to come up with some sort of negotiated sedation one option might be what happened in southern the southern parts of Syria when the, regime took that back by turning some of the more moderate elements of the rebel, opposition kind of into its ranks and getting, them to, fight the kind of hardline extremist groups that will Exist, in this area so so very tense very. Dangerous and very complicated Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is getting to. To. Tacky this week to have discussions about this and about a peace talks to happen between Turkey Russia Germany and France so peace talks I mean we've seen them before obviously in this conflict and heard about them they don't always lead to much as are these potentially significant Well it's it's you're seeing merging of. Different processes, here in the past western, countries have tended to try to kind of have. Peace talks the Russians have led a separate efforts so here it is significant that these emerging Russia's primary interest is reconstruction here they say that it's going to take some four hundred fifty billion dollars. To rebuild Syria I reached out to someone shake who's Iran's a political consultancy in mediates talks on Syria he says it's supposed to first. Step but for western, powers to take part in reconstruction. There has to be a serious inclusive constitution and a plan for elections until we are not able to create a safe neutral space for, them, to, take part. In the design. Of the, future country and I'm, afraid, we're going to have a week divided, broken Syria with all sorts of potential trouble in the future So he says this effort has to be genuine Syrians have to believe in the process if. Not the wall will just keep going right NPR's Ruth Sherlock thanks so much we appreciate it thank you very much All right here in the US there was a lot of anger over the Trump administration's policy. Of, separating families at the border now that prompted a remarkable flood of donations to bond funds the policy has ended but people are still giving money. So that detained immigrants can. Post bonds and get their freedom NPR's John Burnett has the story pollsters found that about two-thirds. Of Americans oppose the White House policy of splitting families to, deter other illegal border crossers some citizens have taken action they've written. Checks to help free immigrants who are in the. Custody of immigration and customs enforcement the way it works is when an immigrant. Is in detention an ice officer or an immigration judge. Concetta bond for the release it's similar to the bail system in criminal Justice, the bond is supposed to. Ensure the migrant, shows up for their court hearings Pilar Weiss is director of the national. Bail fund network it includes eighteen funds around the. Country used exclusively. To free immigrants. In detention and. She says they're flush These days Ration- has certainly captured people's attention across. The country and so we see a real uptick in the number of people who are contributing to. Bond funds representation people are. Horrified care the mother of all bond funds is without a doubt a group called Rice's in San Antonio that provides pro Bono immigrant legal services, in June a San. Francisco area couples started a Facebook campaign to raise a mere fifteen hundred dollars for racist to bond out a single migrant mother. Or father the effort went viral and topped out at more than twenty million dollars with half a million donors at one point contributions were streaming in four thousand dollars. A minute Kate Lincoln. Goldfinch in Austin, immigration attorney says Rice's recently put up the money to get two of her clients out of detention she remembers the day the fundraiser took off her staff watched, the Facebook page in awe it's over a million dollars, in its five million dollars twelve million dollars and then it became clear. It was headed toward twenty million dollars. We were just like oh my gosh in. Some ways, I don't envy the organization to figure out how to manage all of. This money to date Rice's has paid out nearly six hundred thousand dollars to bond out close to. One hundred immigrant parents most. Of whom were separated from their children according to Syracuse university bond amount set by immigration officials have grown fifty percent in the last five years, from a median of. Five thousand dollars to seventy five hundred dollars today if gratifying when we can get people out of detention that previously would have. Had a really hard time raising all that money the social worker rice is named Nate rotor is in charge of their bond fund he says the fund is so Abundant that Rice's can also pay for the transportation for. A family to reunite. Or relocate chip in for housing and even help out other bond, funds around the country the hard part is working with, ice and went, ice sends us a rejection. For no apparent reason rotors has bond. Officers at the San, Antonio ice office. Frequently give various, reasons why they cannot complete the process for bonding out immigrants the same day and it's frustrating. I certainly think there is in Halloween of passive aggressively making the job more difficult for us but. It's hard to pinpoint why I would love. To know immigration, and customs enforcement says bonds are set on a case by case basis taking into account and undocumented immigrants flight risk and immigration and criminal history the agency says, rules for bond payment are clearly drawn and inflexible last, month racist went to Washington with its pot of money and offered to. Write a check for twenty million dollars. To ice to bond out every migrant parent. Of the, twenty five hundred children's Separated at the border they never got a response from ice John Burnett NPR news Austin And later today on all things. Considered. Hollywood is full of these stories of celebrities breaking down under. The pressure to perform now YouTube stars are having the same kind of problems to listen you can ask your smart speaker. To play NPR or ask for your, local member, station by, name This is NPR news and, it's six forty two Joe McConnell brings us another look at traffic conditions on this Monday Joe I a transit knows the, note to the smart train in sonoma's Marin county is delayed and unspecified delay but apparently a pedestrian was struck by a train in just about six o'clock this morning the latest. Freeway. Problem is on six eighty in Fremont northbound eight eighty rather. Northbound eight eighty in Fremont before Fremont boulevard south a crash there and reported in the right lane Crashing six eighty southbound we had a castle with is over to, the, side and, traffic, is.
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"Cohen a tweet. It's his first public response to the revelation that attorney Michael Cohen made a secret recording of their discussion about a potential payment to a former playboy model who alleges an affair with Trump President Trump tweeted, quote, inconceivable, that the government would break into a lawyer's office early in the morning, almost unheard of even more inconceivable that a lawyer would take a client totally unheard of and perhaps a legal, the good news is that your favorite president did nothing wrong correspondent Mike Cremedas Russia's. Foreign minister says the woman arrested in accused of being a Russian agent had been detained on fabricated charges and should be released. Sergei Lavrov made the comments about Maria Putina in a phone call. The secretary of state. Mike Pompeo. Severe weather is forecast in the southeast. This weekend forecaster Allison, Chinchar, Charlotte, Columbia, Atlanta are all going to be under the threat today. Why? Because we have two rounds. The one that's already moved through some of these cities and another one that will be coming back this afternoon. So all of these cities. Have, the potential for those damaging winds the large. Hail and yes we cannot rule out the potential for an isolated tornado severe thunderstorm warning was issued just moments before the sinking of that duck boat in Missouri killing seventeen you saw a tremendous show of, support, from, this community a vigil just outside the ride the ducks offices in which, there was really a sense from people of this Branson and when you come here you become a part of, our family correspondent Caley heart tongue reports one family lost nine people in the sinking. Of that boat the red and white World Cup soccer ball did was tossed to President Donald Trump by Russia's President Vladimir Putin. At the Helsinki summit is being checked the ball is undergoing what's. Called a routine scrutiny. The United. States secret service says the standard for. All gifts that are, given,.
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"And more available but right now he's so concerned was so. Concerned about something you. Could say that could jeopardize this case in make his legal? Challenges even greater he, decided to power down? A little bit when, it comes to media and now we're starting to see him emerge so, here's the president before he left for the as he left for the summit Cut one Together as frankly Getting along very well for the last Not, too long it's getting close to us but I think we will Having an extraordinary And as I campaign getting along with Russia is. A good thing My only problem is. He talked about America. Doing stupid things over. The last, few, years he tweeted that. Out, I don't buy that I mean look. We made some mistakes yeah but we're not trying to undercut undercut other countries who, we're trying to do is when the, Ukraine steps up and says wanted, to be a member of NATO and they want an honest democracy and they vote for one. Leader and another leader wins who happens to be a Russian puppet. They, actually did it and the President. Putin blamed us for that, no we were supporting the democratic process when we went into Afghanistan they decide. To, help they're mad at us for, staying there for seventeen years well we prefer to get out overnight but the country seem impossible to pacify and we don't want to waste the lives and via allow that place to be for. The next generation of would, be terrorists to attack us and them they're not happy with Libya and the fact is the abstained from, that UN vote and we. Ended up killing Qaddafi. And we said we weren't gonna do that so these things bothered Putin fluid but he hasn't got any retribution for it oh he has his acquiescence. And he looks at. That as weakness so. I could, not, hear with Putin said. Because, we didn't Mike to translate or if. You did hear it and if I'm able to see where you're gonna find it, I'll show you but it was just, opening remarks and they were President, Trump spoke much longer than Vladimir Putin straight straight off the World Cup now what can we. Expect the most experienced person on the scene his foreign minister of. Foreign, secretary of Russia's Sergei Lavrov here's. What he said about how, this meeting should go cut five yes there will be interpreters prison Putin actually. Understands, English but for the sake of, expressing his views he prefers to use the interpreters would offices will be no other as in the room you will not be in the room well as thinks that now that's what the American. Site proposed and we are, polite people so we read that was Sergey Lavrov so he's saying you know with the Russians were asked, for a statement of their. Objectives they call it Baby steps and. They said, we have. No objectives because so little has been worked? Out, this less worked out here the North? Korea presents different I have no problem with it I don't have a, problem with them going behind closed doors because. Then, they're gonna go meet the press in the most transparent thing. Possible and then you'll see how Vladimir Putin we still stands up to the questioning we know would happen the last time we were together on this show we know they, twelve Russians have, been indicted many of our defense officials inside the Kremlin afford meddling with our elections and at first I thought to myself wow. That's, political trying to get in front of the president but they, did brief the president and the more I thought about. This actually works for the president's strengths because he could say hey. Listen, I keep claiming had nothing to do with it, but this report with twelve people they're all, defense ministers of yours. You can't even tell you this was in higher up in green, lighted the obviously work with you what are you going to say that this our intelligence is wrong you know it's not so. How are you going to say that. Well what are, you going, to justify now my sense is in watching those Oliver Stone, interviews that they Justify their meddling in. Two thousand sixteen because they claim that Brock, Obama and Hillary Clinton. Meddled in, his twenty. Ten they claim that they lead to those?.
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"Afghan border the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons is holding a special session at britain's request to discuss the case of the former russian spicer gay script the russian and british ambassadors to the hague due to attend it follows the release of the opcw's findings which confirmed the british position that the pair had been given a nerve agent and a major is surfing event industry has been called off following two shark attacks on swimmers in the area the world surf league said the remainder of the margaret river pro event would be cancelled due to the actively aggressive sharks bbc news welcome to hard talk on the bbc world service with me steven sacher my guest today is russia's most experienced and durable diplomat foreign minister sergei lavrov he joined the diplomatic service in the early nineteen seventies when his job was to represent the interests of the soviet union today he leads the foreign ministry when all the talk is of a dangerous new cold war between vladimir putin's russia and the western powers indeed the past few weeks have seen tensions rise to new heights as a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy in england and then as suspected chemical weapons attack in syria exposed the depth of mutual hostility and suspicion in the words of the un secretary general antonio gutierrez the cold war is back with a vengeance but also with the difference the safeguards to manage the risk of esscalation he says no long longest seem to be present so amid all of this global unease what will russia do now well i'm joined by foreign minister sergei lavrov welcome to hob took the world was deeply alarmed last week by the prospect of a direct military confrontation between the united states and russia how close do you believe we came to that well i think that was very close i leave it was a situation created by their reckless behavior of our best and colleagues who accused the syrian government and thus as a license this year in government and playing chemical weapons against civilians without waiting for obviously w to inspect the place actually at the moment when opposite w was physically ready to move from lebanon to syria they executed districts as the representatives so foul military explained the.
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"So a stronghold of an armed islamic group that's backed by saudi arabia and trying to overthrow bustle assad that group is known as josh l slum in any case the trump administration swiftly accused bombshell assad and the syrian government of being responsible for the attack president trump on twitter called syrian ruler by charlot saad an animal and called out russian president vladimir putin and iran for backing him mr trump warned of a quote big price to be paid now soon after this news broke russia claimed that this attack was a realization of the warnings that its military general and vladimir putin had issued earlier the syrian government denied that it had carried out the chemical attack witnesses on the ground said it was syrian government forces russia's foreign ministry labeled the attack fake news and said it was a false flag intended to quote justify possible military strikes from the outside here's russian foreign minister sergei lavrov still give you the show you so this video where people allegedly targeted by the chemical weapons well having would to pull over them but people with no chemical protection themselves this looks like the videos from we year ago from the white helmets ready proved to be untrustworthy now i take all of these russian statements with not not a grain of salt with like a massive mountain of salt it's the russian government and it lies and it engages in constant propaganda but that is russia's official position the united nations organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons said on tuesday that it intends to send a team to syria to investigate this latest incident and it noted in a press release that this preparation quote coincided with a request from the syrian arab republic and the russian federation to investigate the allegations of chemical weapons use in doma.
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on talkRADIO
"Up the conservative party chairman brandon lewis live in the studio talking about russia local elections and much much more i up there let's get the latest headlines here at talk radio with saudi wall good morning julia russia responds to the diplomatic expulsions as more exiles here expressed fears for their safety a mornings for another cold snap moving in for the we weekend across the uk online and on da talk radio on the our news headlines russia's foreign minister says british diplomats will be expelled in the row over the salisbury spyscandal it is still an unofficial announcement president coming in a comment from sergei lavrov skies moscow correspondent holland says mr lavrov says russia has stopped listening to allegations from britain over the poisoning but it is clear they are considering how to respond in the russians cape saying again this morning by sergei lavrov saying all day yesterday that they will expel british diplomats but what they have said is that they won't just suddenly announce it they will inform the british first before they go public with this again they say that that's the polite way to do these things and that's exactly what they'll be doing jeremy corbyn warning the prime minister against a new cold war with moscow says we must not get ahead of the evidence recent events causing concern among russian exiles here among them sergei captured who fled the country after being accused of fraud of course i watered and all normal personal should be worried about this nobody knows who can affect and who would be next and that's whereas kirk not man has removed shirt from sale after being accused of referencing the hillsborough disaster it has the number ninety six the number of people killed in the stadium tragedy and the words what goes around comes back around is thought it was meant to be a reference to a bob marley remix a footbridge has collapsed onto a busy highway in florida killing at least four people stretch was only put in place in miami on saturday at least nine people were taken to hospital weather warnings have been stepped up this weekend as the beast from the east returns or at least a mini version met office says much of england can expect snow and ice for tomorrow and sunday radio national weather for today the north wet and windy some wintry showers further south sunshine and showers radio sports update.
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Perry sergei lavrov on the sidelines of a meeting here of the organisation for security and cooperation in europe the american secretary of state accused russia of arming leading and fighting alongside antigovernment forces in eastern ukraine he also told lavrov that sanctions will stay in place until russia returns control of crimea to ukraine tillerson's diagnosis of the problem is striking as a downplays other usrussian disputes especially moscow's interference in the last american presidential election seraya sirhatti nelson npr news vienna minnesota senator al franken is going to speak on the senate floor later this morning he is expected to resign but his office insists a final decision has not been made frank and has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct on wall street the dow jones industrials are of nearly forty eight points at twenty four thousand one hundred eighty nine you're listening to npr news fbi director christopher ray will testify before the house judiciary committee this hour he's been fbi director for four months this week president trump condemned the fbi on twitter as an agency whose reputation quote is in tatters worst in history exclamation point democratic lawmakers may call on ray to respond strongly to trump's remarks immigrants from el salvador guatemala and honduras have been arriving in the us at a higher rate than any other country since the great recession that's according to a new report from the pew research center and bears honsi lo long reports this trend comes as the number of immigrants from mexico is declining most immigrants to the us are still coming from mexico but the us saw a twenty five percent increase in the number of immigrants from central america's northern triangle between two thousand seven in 2015 many of the central american immigrants are driven to leave by high homicide rates and gang activity and others are looking for jobs or to reunite with family in the state.
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"A lester holt it's again it's still all these months later and still shocking that he's saying yes i fired him because of this russia probes sarah huckabee sanders saying the present fired comey because he wanted to end the red the russian probe and thought firing come moved to be the best way to end the russian probe wide he said to sergei lavrov and what he said to the us ambassador to the united states when they are in the oval office and that was leaked out saying this comey guy was a real nut but the pressure's off of the russia investigation because fired him beds though the strike onestrike two and you know i don't know if it's strike three but it's on the outside corner there on the possibility of bringing obstruction charges well and don't forget without subpoena power which moeller obviously has don't forget the reports we had several months ago of the president calling dan coats and other members of the intelligence community trying to get them to put a reportedly put pressure on the fbi to end the investigation into russia so there there's a bunch of stuff that that happens at part of what would be considered in quotes the cover coverup portion of this but that's not all muller's looking at and and more reporting from nbc yesterday about more pursuit of paul manafort more questions about the meeting the don jr and paul manafort in jared kushner had with russians to talk about how getting help from the russian government to beat hillary clinton and then of course we keep going back to the scrutiny of manafort and general flynn and their financial dealings so this is one small piece may be a large fees but just one discreet piece i should say of what we think muller's looking at and so this is this is this is we're seeing a very bit little bit of what is a very very big investigation.
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"To bring the community and to you know just expressed different feeling that everybody had about the of the paintings will be auctioned off to raise money for the families of bowen officers clayton neville wbap new texas governor greg abbott spoke at tonight's grand opening of the toyota north america headquarters in plano the governor said toyota's decision to move to texas will result in other companies moving to the state because of the quality workforce s company is helping to support a texas carling as unmatched one content jobs at at carl pace tokyo what is move into the one billion dollar facility is expected to add up to four thousand jobs in north texas by the end of this year the defense secretary is sharing his thoughts after north korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile pentagon correspondent barbara star with more defense secretary mattis coming down here in the pentagon to the press area and speaking on the record or he told reporters i do not believe this capability in itself brings us closer to war because the president has been very clear the secretary of state has been very clear that we are leading with diplomatic and economic efforts the military remains ready in a court and with our alliance president donald trump meanwhile said the north must feel the consequences of what he called they're very bad behavior and all eyes will be on president donald trump and russian president vladimir putin is a two rivals meet on the sidelines of the g twenty summit in hamburg germany correspondent at least bought says this will be a very small meeting the two leaders say secretary of state tillerson and russian foreign minister sergei lavrov of course live roth hen tillerson and putin have all met before now president putin does not speak english and so he does like to work with a translator the translators will be there and that will might make it a little uncomfortable for president trump who likes to kinda speak very conversationaltype again that meeting to take place tomorrow texas business closing numbers on wall street the dow down one hundred fifty nine points nasdaq lost sixty one the s p five hundred fell by 23 again at the low tonight seventy seven it is eighty seven at eight oath for the chris crock program is next from the wbap newsroom i'm eric bushmen is the news and talk don't cross twenty am nine five t to date yeah.
"sergei lavrov" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Podcast and beatable every monday on the bloomberg terminal bloombergcom itunes soundcloud and whatever app to to browse podcasts watching bloomberg markets wien the dog and on sherry on in hongkong russia has joined calls point the gulf crisis speaking in moscow foreign minister sergei lavrov said any escalation was cause for concern and urged both sides to resolve the issue through negotiations russia's trying to maintain a delicate balance has close ties with kant and is on the same side of the syrian war with iran however social cooperating with saudi arabia to stabilise oil market so take a lesson we are watching the development of this critical situation closely any escalation in the region which is in general over fills with different conflicts worries us and we think it's important to fix any differences at the negotiation table to get rid of any concerns and unite our enforcers in fighting with the main danger of the region which is terrorism the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov speaking there yourself the the big powers take different positions of the us position is not very clear necessarily book when it comes to one power china we haven't really heard much from them they've got strong relations with strong relations with the rest of the gulf cooperation council let's across to beijing felt mckenzie joins us live tom what do we know at this point about how china is going to deal with all of this well it's a tree complex diplomatic questions for china because of course in recent years its trade investment on its corporations on things like terrorism and security with the middle east has increased substantially and of course it's got his belt and road initiative as well in which iran in particular is seen as being a key player in that while on the flip side china has been trying to improve its relations with saudi arabia on which it is ron for much of his oil so it is a complex picture to say the least from china so far what we've heard from them is equity really will from the russians they want to see what the parties sitting down a working this out around diplomatic table.