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Macron wants France to have a seat at the top table
"President Emmanuel Macron is not unique among French leaders in entertaining grandiose notions about his country's singular place in the world charles-de-gaulle believed that France cannot be France without greatness and wrote of its exalted and exceptional destiny for Napoleon. The word impossible is not French. Emmanuel macron is a banker by background rather than a warrior, but he seems to share with his swashbuckling predescessors. The conviction that France is a great power and should behave like one in recent months alone macron has met with the Democratic opposition leaders of Belarus dispatched warships and fighter jets to Greece as it butts heads with Turkey and perhaps most startlingly invited himself to Lebanon within forty eight hours of the warehouse explosion which devastated. Beirut. In August, all of which is to say nothing Francis outreach economic and military to its former colonies in West Africa. Last month macron. told the UN General Assembly that the world as it is today cannot come down to a rivalry between China and the United States macron appears to have a firm idea of at least one of the nation deserving of a seat at the top table.
Earth’s web of life must be protected, UN chief Guterres tells biodiversity summit
"The Earth's fragile web of life must be protected for the good of future generations for human progress and prosperity. That's the message from Urine Serie General Antonio Guitar to the UN Summit on biodiversity on Wednesday in New York in a call for action to protect the planet Mister Guitarist insisted that humanity was waging war on nature. His comments come despite repeated international commitments that have failed to see any of the. Global biodiversity targets agreed a decade ago met in full twenty twenty opening the summit. UN General Assembly President Volcan Bosca warned that despite the importance of biodiversity thirteen, million hectares of forest lost every year and one million species are at risk of extinction. We also risk jeopardising food security, water supplies, livelihoods, and our ability to fight diseases and face extreme events. Ahead of the biodiversity summit, more than sixty heads of state made a leaders pledge to halt and reverse nature loss.
UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus
"Pandemic is a test of international cooperation. One, the U. N secretary general says the world is failing is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports that failure Was on display at the ongoing General Assembly. The secretary general is trying to use this virtual General Assembly to get countries to work together to fight the pandemic and many other global challenges. But one Security Council debate showed just how hard this will be. You know shame on each of you. I am astonish, and I'm disgusted. That's the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft accusing her colleagues, though not naming, which ones of playing politics with covert 19 members of the council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness Craft defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the World Health Organization and said China should be held to account for quote, unleashing this plague onto the world. China's Ambassador John Joon, says the US is just trying to blame others for its own failings. The United the States has been spread in political virus on this information. And for 18 confrontation on division. Up to that point, it had been a rather dry Security Council meeting about global governance in the wake of covert 19. There was a lot of talk about multilateralism and a few veiled swipes at the Trump Administration's America first approach, Kraft said. The U. S has given you n agencies $900 million to counter the pandemic and compared that to others on the Security Council. NYU's year 4.6 million South Africa 8.4 million Indonesia five million. The US does give more to the U. N than other, says Richard Gallon of the International Crisis Group. But this is not just about money. Foreign diplomats had grown accustomed to trump attacking. Yuen arrangements like the Paris climate deal on mechanisms like the Human Rights Council. But they were genuinely shocked the Washington would walk away from the W. H O during a global pandemic. Speaking via Skype, he said diplomats are worried about what he calls a nasty fight between the US and China as Beijing tries to increase its influence in the world body on a day to day basis, Chinese diplomats in New York are often Very assertive, increasingly hard line and sometimes bullying colleagues from smaller countries. The reality is that for most members of the U. N, neither the US nor China Is offering an attractive vision of the future of multilateralism and the world needs multilateral solutions on a range of issues beyond the pandemic, says Latisha Courtois, who represents the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's raising the alarms about the forgotten conflicts from Yemen to this, the hell region of Africa has a triple threat of climate conflict and called it mansions. And for that they need to be a collective approach. The U. N Secretary General Antonio Guterres made the same appeal all week, reminding diplomats that the World Sol a previous period of fragmentation a century ago. The result was the first World War. Followed by the seconds. Over. 19 is casting a dark shadow across the world. And he called the band eh Mika warning that must spur US toe action. Michelle Kelemen. NPR news, the State Department
"un general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World
"To use a shovel and pickaxe and he says how to sweat. That outdoor work can sometimes be a rude awakening for eighteen year old East gone outside he's got all dirt. Wiser dirt. On. Sidewalk. And he's like Oh yes for us. I mean. It took us hours these trips the. Little disturbed. All joking. Aside, these moments in the garden are also an opportunity for father and son to bond. It's a bomb that's rooted in East Gun Steep Admiration for his dad who faced a number of challenges like not knowing English, when he arrived in the US he was sixteen just a couple of years younger than he, Scott. Undesired right coming to a new country I don't know English. Do. That it was just always so hard for me to national. For Myself East gone as part of a new generation of voters who were born in the US. But whose parents or grandparents came from other countries, their immigration stories and experiences are passed down. ESCON says here in his dad's story is humbling and sometimes shapes his views. It was always something to keep me. In check. To give me back to the books if I'll fight self slipping out per. Going on my phone than out have think back in it was something that would motivate me. Give me a better and I want to get McCain doesn't matter. No look what you did east gone stat was part of a wave of economic migrants who came to the US in the early nineties growing up in Mexico, the elder or the says his biggest dream was to study and become a working professional, but he couldn't afford to pay for college so or does decided to move to the US so my dad coming from humble. Beginnings or whatever he was a very smart person wasn't able to. Find out of opportunities because he did not have an education or thus worked as a busboy in restaurants and bars. In the Chicago area he'd finished his shift at one or two am than wake up at six to catch a bus to go to highschool my shift where you know fourteen sixteen hours a day. and. So. Or does takes a long pause before finishing the Senate's it was hardy says in his first apartment, he lived with more than a dozen other men all single and also for Mexico. Eventually or does made it to college and studied electrical engineering. East got heard these stories growing up sitting across the kitchen table from his dad escon reflects a picture the I remember like seeing when When I was little we had out in the. At the old house and it was like a credit to tell the series but it was like he took me the zoo and your eyes roll rank. and. I didn't. I didn't realize it went on young but in that league older. Realize like you. Like you did. US..
President Trump Criticizes China During His Virtual Speech At U.N. General Assembly
"Due to the pandemic, the United Nations General Assembly gathering his virtual this year. President Trump's address singled out China President Trump Short speech to the United Nations General Assembly tape Monday at the White House was primarily an attack on China for its handling of the Corona. Iris. We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world, China. The president did not make any major foreign policy announcements but highlighted what he says or his big achievements, including recent diplomatic agreements between Israel and the U. S. A. In Bahrain. We intend to deliver more peace agreement shortly, and I have never been more optimistic for the future of the region. Karen Travers. ABC NEWS
UN chief names COVID, a ceasefire, and climate as UN75 priorities
"Let's make sure. That we have a global ceasefire, let's make sure that you'll have a vaccine and let's make sure that when we rebuild our economies through so. Fifteen. This. Is Colin from U. N.. News. September marks the most high profile period in the calendar the opening of the new General Assembly. session. This year is a special, the organization as it reaches its seventy fifth year. But preparations of overshadowed by the global. covid nineteen pandemic which has led to practically all of the events surrounding the general debates of the General Assembly being moved online. Ahead of the opening, you news may Yakub sense down an appropriate distance with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guitarist in this special that his own podcast find out what he wants to get out of the event and what can be salvaged from a year ridden with multiple crises. May began the interview on the subject that can't be ignored covid nineteen and Austin UN chief to assess global progress so far I'm very worried. I mean the pandemic Sean, the enormous fragility of the world's the not only ration- tool. The coffee that I mean, we have friend Julia. Climate Change to the lawlessness in cyberspace even to the risks of nuclear proliferation to the impacts of inequality. In the cohesion of societies but the the vitals that is a microscopic vitals has put us on our knees, and unfortunately, these should lead to a lot of humility in world leaders and to unity and solidarity fighting the coverage. Now that as we know unit, each country has adopted some strategy and we see the result, the vitals as progress to hear, and at the same time, there is not enough solidarity in relation to the developing countries and we see all in the. People are suffering so much and to a certain extent disease negative for everybody because. If we are not able to address properly the COVID also in developing countries. The vitals goes back and forth and. We will pay a heavy price even in the richest countries in the world. What would you hope government and community to do to overcome and emerge stronger? We need everybody to work together in cooperation, and now we have a good test and the test is the treatment and the vaccine. It is absolutely essential that the vaccine be considered a global public good people's vaccine and that we want have a competition of countries trying to get as many vaccines as possible for themselves. Forgetting about those that have less resources, we need a vaccine for everybody everywhere in affordable. The conditions because we will only be safe everybody's safe to think that we can preserve the rich people and let the people suffer. It's a it's a stupid mistake because there is no way. Everybody will not pay heavy price if not everybody is properly. Supported by the vaccination. On Climate Change Covid nineteen may have diverted attention and resources away from the urgent need for climate action and you have said categorically, people have to raise their voices. Business has to their site. Major emitters need to do more to save our planet. You'd recently said call is going up in smoke. What are three key things that must be done immediately for the Paris accord to work and the word to shift skier so we What is our objective? The objective has been defined by the scientific community. We absolutely must limit the growth in temperature to one point, five degrees namely at the end of the century for that, we need to have coronal throw in twenty fifty, and for that, we need to have a reduction of about forty five percents of emissions in the next. So the objectives clear. How can we reach them? We need a total commitment special if the big images to all the transformation elections, inanity, negative culture, you need history in transportation in all his whole life. We need transformational actions that make it possible to reach those objectives and it's very simple. We should stop spending money taxpayers, money and subsidies for fossil fuels. We should massively invest in renewable energy because it's cheaper, it's most profitable. It's it's not only the right thing to do is the best economic sink to do We need to stop the construction of coal plants we need to invest. In. New Forms of mobility namely through electric cars we've invested in either login that is the will of the future. And at the same time, we need to conduct the. Protection of Biodiversity Protection of forests transformation. In formations in our agriculture In, all these aspects we need to work together with a common strategy and with the clear objective, we need to be carbon neutral in twenty fifty. The twenty thirty deadline set for the achievement of these seventeen sustainable goals is really not too far away. How should world leaders refocused efforts? To achieve a disease after all, it's our blueprint. For a more sustainable and equitable planet, we'll because of the covid nineteen in the needles to recover economists, we are spending trillions of dollars at the present moment. So if you are spending billions of dollars, let's do it in line with the sustainable development goals that's fluid in line with agenda twenty thirty. Let's rebuilt. Is Better. With more equity fighting inequality, more sustainability, fighting climate change and all the other aspects of relevant in this Central Government Wolves beat the delegation of poverty be to the protection of the oceans beat. Seems ready to education to health to governance. So the the cover these threats is a problem, but it is also an opportunity because as to change. We can change in the right direction as we are mobilizing massive resources to rebuild. We can rebuilt in the right direction and our blueprint must be the agenda twenty thirty and disassembly Robbins schools. The UN has been around for seventy five years and you've called on everyone to participate actively in the UN seventy-five conversations. especially, those not often heard including youth you have spoke to you. But. Also, you were often in listening mode. What encouraged you from those conversation with us A very strong commitment of us to International Corporation The Yankees much more cosmopolitan than my generation. They feel universalist approach to problems. They understand that we need to be together and so the stand that we need a stronger multi-lateralism but the multi-lateralism that is also multilateralists in which they can participate a decision making. And these very strong commitment of the young people to ideas like universal coverage to ideas like the climate action to ideas like more justice inequality in our societies gender equality. Fight Against Racism all these aspects show a very. Young people. That is the biggest hope I ever to our. Common. Future. Some twenty-five years ago the Beijing Declaration was a historic turning point for advancing the rights of women. But Millennia of Patriarchy have resulted in a male dominated world. What would you like to see men do to ensure we have gender policy party and equality men must understand that it is these are. Not only of women to have gender equality agenda parody because the world will be better. It is relieving a male dominated world with a male dominated culture. That is why it is so important Indian which parity and we have done it at top level, but we need to do it everywhere. There is essentially a question of power. And we need to have I. don't like to use empowering women. It looks like we're giving bullet women. Power novel is not given it's taken, but we need to have women moving in order to assert their role in society, and we need men understanding that that is a positive thing for them. Mr. You've spoken passionately about inequalities and justice. The. Cause of many unfortunately problems in the war today. What are some of the most damaging example of these and how can multilaterism be the answer for all humankind to benefit it's very shocking from the point of view of wealth and income to see percents of humankind having more resources than off of the world's population. But I would say the most shocking aspects of inequality are not necessarily linked to money. It's equality linked to discriminations in relation to gender inflation to. Racist. Innovation to religion insulation to. People with this with ability in addition to the LGBTQ community. I mean we need to have a society in which cohesion is all objectives which we need to invest in the collision to make every community indigenous communities. Minorities in societies, every community to feel that their identities respected but they also they are part of the society as a whole. Mr Finally the ward the last word is for you. This is a virtual general assembly. Devoid from the usual trump far. But full of urgency and Gravitas and hope. What would you want? Would leaders and the public to take away from this UN Jason Of course many things, but if I would have to choose. Priorities I would say, let's make sure. That we have a global ceasefire. Let's make sure that you'll have a vaccine that is a global public good at People's vaccine, and let's make sure that when we rebuild our economies new to each governor. That was UN Secretary General Antonio guitarfish speaking to you a news current unit chief May Yaacob for the special three. UN. General Assembly addition of our flagship podcast the zone. I'm Connor Lennon thanks for
"un general assembly" Discussed on The Heat
"What do you make of this response? We are used to. So called independent observers dollars. Sizing Saudi Arabia no matter what it does win the original. Verdicts will issue that sentence is issued and they included the death sentence to five of the. Of the defendants. There was an uproar why why would you resort to death sentence and so forth when the sentence was commuted to twenty years of jail again we have. Different sets of criticisms. So widowed not run our legal system on the basis of trying to satisfy anybody or trying to get the endorsement of the support from from anybody whether it is Presenting or anybody else for that matter, we conduct our legal system on the basis of trying to pursue justice trying to. Conduct on affairs in an objective and independent banner right. But the accusation Yam Bassett's is that people at the highest levels in Saudi Arabia orchestrated this killing and that's not coming from independent observers that's coming from your allies from the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies who say that Prince. Mohammad. Bin Salman directly ordered Mr Control. Jesus assignation. I have not seen any such report that implicates the crown prince or anybody else for that matter. All of this is. John Tolkien speculation and. INNUENDO. Prince Mohammad bin Salman has. Of course stood up courageously and said the buck stops. and. Hit. I want stability since this thing happened under his watch and possibly that responsibility is to make sure that those who? Aren't involved in this process justice, and this is what happened and when you present people to justice, some people would be quizzed. Some people would be convicted again. That's exactly what happened. I WANNA tend not to the war in. Yemen Reuters. News. Agency reports that coalition forces fighting in Yemen intercepted and destroyed a drone which was reportedly fired at an airport in the south of the country What do you make of these developments in Yemen right now now? We have. Become used to these repeated attacks from the WHO is in total disregard for the possibility of causing civilian casualties. This is a bustling international airport in the south of Saudi Arabia and it has been subject to attacks by. Throws and buy equipment and weapons that are supplied to them by the team. we have been coding the. To task on that, we have been asking be international community to take the necessary measures to prevent that from happening. Got I we have been. Trying to take the appropriate action militarily guest is in Yemen and we will continue to do. So we will continue to defend our borders will continue to defend our cities apples. population will we will continue to support the legitimate government of Yemen. As. For the United Nations resolutions? Let's turn to relations with. Iran. Saudi Arabia has joined Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in a letter urging the United Nations to reimpose a renewed alms embargo against Iran. That was dismissed at the United Nations What next? Well. What's next is up to the international communities up to the F. Five plus one countries that wedding involved in the In the Jesse Peo- ain't and we hope that they would love abandoned the pursuit of efforts towards denying Iran. The Lug City and the opportunity to import weapons and to supply them to Lucy's Hezbollah and diminishes in Iraq. To. CNN forces, and so forth. This is responsible behaviour on the possibly on and. If the situation with regards to the few way and the Imbaba bobble doesn't change. Not, if the embargo is lifted, we can expect more of this. Out of into responsible behaviour. I think it is up to the Security Council to the. Hours of the JCP away to take appropriate action. We have been talking to many of them. They emphasizing the technicality of whether the state's come out. Cold for the snap back provision to be applied as it is uncle. Withdrawal from the JCP away but many of them. Supportive of the Saudi Arabia position and the Gulf position that Iran's behavior has been outrageous and that the behavior. And should not be tolerated right? You say runs behaviors outrageous and responsible but all sides agree that Iran was complete compliance with the JCP. At the time when the United States unilaterally decided to pull out of that agreement in fact violating the agreement unilaterally. I'm not sure that for compliance is accurate description for eras behavior but I'm not going to get involved in the discussion about the way. This is something that we not involved in. We would not consulted about it. We would not profit with anywhere she issues or the discussions. This is up to the parties to the JCP to. Explain, that positions on on that I'm talking about the fact that you're not has been supplying weapons. This has been confirmed by the United Nations has been confirmed by many of the countries that are party to the Jesse PA. I'm talking about Iran's. Conduct with regard to elect acts against oil facilities ankle in Saudi Arabia against the oil tankers in down in govender Gulf these are documented and supported events. That have nothing to do with whether Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. Now, that's something. That says the world what concerns me is, what attacks on has been conducting against Saudi Arabia. Who These Ambassador, thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. That was Saudi ambassador to the United Nations of data elmore speaking with me earlier. The heat is produced by CGT in America I executive uses tear at issue now senior producer. John Gilmore this episode was produced by vish no marriage Affari. What's get on ninety thanks for listening..
Nature and wildlife, critical to our existence
"It's time that humankind realizes that nature doesn't exist for us. The head of the environment programs office in New York said just ahead of World Wildlife Day Assistant Secretary General Suchitra. Patty described twenty twenty as a soupy for nature warning that we are currently standing on the precipice of complete annihilation. He said there's seldom being a year. When so many critical meetings taking place which could help avert the devastation of the natural world? Mr Potty began by telling this graffiti about the new documentary wild Karnataka which shines a light on the rich biodiversity of that Indian state. I've seen the film It's amazing the kind of footage they have managed to gather through different technology including drone photography and others. It's not deterred by the legendary David attenborough and what I was very excited about. Was that it released as a mainstream movie in the theaters to full houses. Which gives you hope that people still have a lot of interest in wildlife and given the right motivation they would protect it. Can you tell us how the film undisclosed the importance of protecting the environment? Who START IT presents? The mega diversity of other life forms a nut and how humans relate to it and also it does it in a very endearing way that you really feel for them and that you feel one with nature and I think that's very important because human somehow have come to believe and very wrongly. I would say that everything exists for us and each year exists for us. The planet exist for us which is so wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth. So that is why movies like wild Kamata really bring home. The roots that we are just one of the seven point eight million magnificient species that inhabit the planet. And that we are to live in harmony with nature at is the link to land degradation while I think the land loss and degradation story is also the story of the loss of species that we are confronting a million species are about to go extinct tanks to human behavior and and much of it can be ascribed to land use and land use change and so as agriculture and advances in the Forest Frontier Receipts and deforest frontier is home to the wildlife species of the planet. They don't live in. Auburn spaces with. Urban spaces are primarily created for you once you might have an occasional bird or a b. here and there but that's certainly not their habitat so as we advance and our greed makes us take over more and more territory or not. The species are rapidly going extinct because we're taking over their habitat and that's something that really needs to stop. This is the Superhero for nature. We have the World Conservation Congress in a few weeks and then we have the nature summit that the president of the UN General Assembly is hosting in September in New York which will then be followed by the Biodiversity Convention Conference of Parties in-coming that China's hosting this year and then of course in between we have the World Ocean summit which is happening in Lisbon Portugal. So when you look at all these things that has seldom in a year where you would see. So many critical. Gathering off policymakers from around the World Civil Society Actors Private Sector. And what have you so I think this is the superhero furniture. So I think if all these can be major milestones in our commitment to conserving nature. And doing what is right for the planet not just for us. Because that's what has brought us to the precipice of complete animation and why we really need to change course and there couldn't be a better year than this. How would you say the sustainable development goals tie into World Wildlife Day? I think we need to understand the web of life that sustains all life on earth and is basically the story of the harmony in which humans and all wildlife exist together and that is why it is so important that we understand the importance of wildlife to our own existence even if we are very selfish even if we don't see anything else as being of importance just ourselves as being of importance even then we should actually recognize what does for us. I mean you take the example of bees. We have never sent an invoice to anybody. Dip pollinate every food that comes out on the planet and when their colonies collapse we spend millions of dollars backing them into boxes and putting them in trucks and take the case of interest rates alone. People are carrying beehives across the length and breadth of the United States just to get their pollination done and so it is time we realized that nature doesn't exist for us we would finish as a species and nature would go on it will heal itself it has existed for millions and millions of years without us though even if we are very selfish we really need to understand the criticality of nature to our own existence. And what can an average person do to support this? Being mindful being mindful off the natural resources. We use this to give you a little later which I concentrate significant at this point of time. The poor capita use of materials by humans is roughly thirty two thousand pounds for year. One human being. That's how much resources we are using. It is not sustainable and it cannot go on like this and by simply being mindful being concentrate and being respectful of nature. We can actually turn this around. There's a lot of things that we do can easily avoided. Take the case of food. Forty percent of the food that we grow is wasted and we keep talking about. How are we going to ten billion people by two thousand fifty? That's what I call false. Bindis you astor wrong question. The right question to ask is. How do we conserve nature? How do we improve the factor of productivity in the same land so that we can actually grow more healthy foods and you can sustain as many species? You aren't what would your message before? World Wildlife Day. I think the biggest message would be for humility for us to understand that we are one of the seven point eight million species that inhabit the planet. And we need to respect the right of other species to coexist alongside humans because even if we are selfish that's in our interest because that's what sustains the web of life is there anything else you would like to add. I think this is a time to act. We've been talking for too long for decades now and we have reached a very critical point in the history of our planet and how humans behave in two thousand twenty and in the next few years will determine certainly our fate and also the fate of the other species and the planet as well.
Nearly 260 million children are still out of school
"Although school enrollment rates worldwide have increased. It is unacceptable that in the twenty first century more more than two hundred and fifty eight million children do not attend school. The president of the UN General Assembly said on Friday to Johnny Muhammed. Bonday was speaking in New York. At an event commemorating the International Day of Education. The General Assembly president called for action to fix the learning crisis unto raise the standard and quality of education across the globe measures include forming effective partnerships to assist countries that need help with curriculum development teacher training infrastructure and other areas. He added that the international community also should focus on the educational needs of millions of children trapped trapped in conflict.
Quality education: Key to life
"This is Matt Wells that you a news. All societies are undermined without quality schooling for all said the president of the UN General Assembly in an interview just ahead of the International Day of education to Johnny Muhammad Bandai has convened a high-level meeting to mark the day on Friday and he firmly believes that among other benefits education helps strengthen self esteem. The leading Nigerian academic and diplomats told Louis Cathedral that nobody should be left without access to a quality education in the classroom. My background has helped me to appreciate better that causes. The kitchen is key to life. Education Health to transplant yourself as Tim. It gives an ability not to understand better other cultures. It gives an opportunity to learn a bit about history. Other people other places it also gives you a skill to have something to do post you. Formal Education and education is to be understood in the totality of what it does in the life of individuals in the import of it also has entrusted skills it gives to people compounds of the technologies that are created because of indication indication. I think central to life what would you say is the main obstacle to accessing in quality education many factors in some blessed. It may be whether you are male or female in other places could be able or disabled physically or mentally or in in any other way in some places it may be because you have no money to pay tuition and some blessed discuss are far away from your community. Many factors can be Indra to access to education. What factors I think? The unity has come around to understand that education is all right the Covenant on Human Rights is to begin with as well as many other human rights instruments are appreciated. That education is a human rights if you deny education individual you dummy to that maybe and and societies are affected if to be in large numbers. Do not have How would you rate the quality of education available in most countries no country or going wanted to have enough education? We just want to make sure that we constantly upgrade and improve education in terms of what is on top of the depth in of the way in which that you were able to teach so each country can improve on should improve on many aspects in relation to many elements of the rotation system. Whether it is curriculum could men with Ayuso embodiment with cool quality teachers policies of exclusion or access. All this limits of the system. A NEW UNICEF F- report shows that spending on education is heavily skewed towards wealthier households. How can more equitable financing be channeled in the connection between social glass an access to education around the world? And that's why a policy to have public support to ensure access by all human beings to education is key the UNICEF F- report also revealed that a third of adolescent girls from the poorest households have never been to school. Can you comment on. That is true more broadly. But it's even more mm also in relation to countries that are for to ensure the case we have to look at policies in those countries and also see what kinds of support other countries will to Afa the countries or organizations foundations to make sure that one reporters of households have the same opportunity. Public Education called duplication of the rest of let and to to ensure that nor social category is left out of indication whether they are women all of our differential but grants countries whether they're also disabled in terms of what kind of policies are in place to guarantee access to the to the biblically wanted. It's almost like a vicious cycle. People are uneducated so they can't get out of poverty that is true but when a condemned to continue to repeat the cycle because there's this dedicated advocacy around want in all countries to ensure quality education godless whether countries are in conflict are is understanding that even in conflict children should go to school. And that with this kind of push which you have to do more still there is arrive. I didn't proportion of individuals on Moore who have access to education hottest this factor into the sustainable development goals for us of an office of the presidency unassembled for session focusing on the connection between quality education and development goals on the premise. That hardly any goal can be reached reached the target without quality education therefore in a lot of pets complication at the center of Sustainable Development Goals. And that's why we are dealing with the goals but we are giving privilege to quality education among others key in practical terms. What are your aims? Contributing to the promotion of education would want to do is to continue to advocate advocate for access to quality education advocate of protocol means to exchange information on ds but beyond also to see whether through the were able to find in concrete support to countries that are left fighter behind whether it is in the provision of basic infrastructure to guarantee that people are able to go to school and to also oh key into what has been known as schools initiative to see that in London environment specific unsecure and we also have curricula that allows people to buy good education to allow allow them to adopt or to change. It should give you a sense of critical thinking and this is key to education. Do you feel that. The international community has a large role to play the education. All of talks on top of a cool us we should understand that when we talk of education wings is somebody who has a degree saying his regardless of country. There are certain things you assume. Deposits awesome should know as somebody trend to that level historians so there have tended that are more and more international. Anti of equivalence even though each occasional system is also cultural system may take and should tick naturally From his colors such but beyond this lesson versatility of knowledge which is key. And that's why because your systems may be critical of nations but they're also curricular at Guben nation could occasion truth universal so many children are not meeting the basic levels of reading and math. How can that be addressed arrest? We need to do upset in each case. 'cause in some things it may be because the quality of the teachers maybe not what we want in other maybe this question backgrounds of the -tudents Atlanta's in other cases that the renumeration of teachers is really so that people do not give their very best teachers. Nothing these are some of the issues. Oh has education impacted your own life for me. It's difficult to remove myself from the because I think els bon component. I still think I'm under par on it had been my life. Education is giving me an opportunity as a process to under others. Go to places onto with people around you and UNTER continued to learn every day so for me it is really to my life. Can you share any of your observations on how education that has helped others most people. I know who they are largely through. Do how the weather's on the WHO and how they also helps themselves having a qubit occasion as an educated yourself. How would you say education in your? Oh country Nigeria compares to that of other African nations. Modular indication compelled to that of any nation don't even took of Africa. Because December indication a had directly from Nigeria survived studies. In other places I think all countries have the standard that appreciable in terms of other cultures and individual factors trust each divisional system allows from others. What is your message about education to young people and their families listening to us now? Education is not a burden you should enjoy the process of land and you should value it. Prepares you to be a very active on meaningful number Buck Society but not just your society but the international community as well. Is there anything. So now she would like to add to just wish Alanis all over the world continue to enjoy an uncontested enjoy also teaching others of their also land it is. It is an exciting thing to be in education.
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"The UN General Assembly is going to begin drafting a new treaty to combat cyber crime that's despite objections from the US the European Union and other countries Terry Alden or ABC news mostly sunny and mild for the final day of twenty nineteen on Tuesday with high temperatures climbing into the mid fifties lows tonight for new year's eve falling back through the forties this evening and eventually into the mid thirties when you wake up on Wednesday to kick off twenty twenty mostly sunny skies Wednesday high temperatures in the low to mid fifties from NBC twelve I'm Nick Russo on newsradio eleven forty W. R. BA and now in ninety six point one FM the midterm will be done via new policies are coming really great you have a real concern country is at a crossroads we in real time use radio W. R. V. as in real life this is mark love and wish you a happy new year now back to the best of me America's most powerful conservative voices the mark love then show dial it now eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one having gone schizophrenic over there reporting about the FBI surveillance of the trump campaign in the trump transition in the trump presidency the only thing the media never had to do was.
Cruising with Norwegian CEO Andy Stuart
"Been on a number of cruises in my life in about half of them have been on Norwegian. I'm a huge fan of their haven product. That place to get away from it all and they've been innovating a lot these days Especially in sustainability today. I'm very thankful to have as my guest. Andy Stewart. CEO and president of Norwegian cruise line. Andy thank you so much which for joining us. Thanks for having me Brian. Great to be here. So you've been at Norwegian. I would like almost as old as I am not to age US or anything but actually no. You've been there for thirty one year and I'm thirty six so that start out on a light to Juliette thank you. Did you always know that you want it to be in the cruising business. No absolutely absolutely no I had no idea what cruising was all about when I met someone or the softball game length sweater and a year later they called me up and offered me a job. This is so fascinating so many leaders in the travel space. We get to talk to a lot of them at talking points. Come and almost. None of them wanted to do what they're doing today. So you by chance met someone and and was this at Norwegian or another competitor before the and I was working for Marriott Hotels Hotel Business MET This lady softball game. She was called lender sweater and wanted bovine. Ever got it back and then she called me a year later and said there was his job at Norwegian cruise line I thought cruising was something for blue haired ladies second husband I had no idea. Yeah that was a modern cruise industry. So they told me all about modern cruise industry are joint region and as you say thirty one years later I'm still here. How would you save? Running a cruise line is similar hospitality. You're a floating hotel but we are. We're we're a pretty complex floating hotel so there aren't many hotels that have more than twenty dining choices this is the ron many hotels that have racetracks and virtual reality pavilions in full Broadway shows and I could go on and on and on. We're a very complex operation and then we've all got to do it in a very tight space. All of our employees live with us. They don't go home at night so there's a lot of complexities of the cruise industry. That hotels don't face. I'm sure they have other the competition. The cruise industry is unique in many ways. And that was my interpretation years ago when I first started cruising but especially with Norwegian you guys is you know we've done a bunch of coverage on your ships in terms of four family travelers. I know our family travel. Division is really excited with the concepts that you've been coming out not only early on the go kart race trucks which I saw your commercial about that as someone who has a moderate fear of heights I think that would freak me out a little bit. And there's no safety concerns with that is there. I guess talk thoroughly tested that have you yourself been on the go. Kart as the new shape. Actually we go out thirteen feet of the edge of the ship. So it's a pretty exciting experience so on November second Norwegian encore set. Say Oh this is your biggest to date. What is it twenty deck high? You Go karts before but this isn't even longer go. Yeah the tracks long ago. We can't leave it off the edge of the ship it has more turns more opportunities overtaking. It's a very very exciting experience on top of the ship. It's eleven hundred and fifty defeat long and I used to be a tour guide at the University of Pittsburgh and we had this huge forty two story cathedral on campus and that was five hundred thirty five feet tall. So it's kind of wild for me to think about about this crucial being longer than two of the Cathedral. learnings in Pittsburgh put together. Do you have more bigger ships in the works the next class of ship slightly smaller. We have six six more ships on order that start in two thousand twenty two calling that Leonardo class gives it a little more flexibility with where we take that next series of ships and as I said we have six of them delivering between twenty twenty two and twenty twenty seven so we have a lot of capacity coming but it gives us a variety. We have a class of ship in the two thousand four hundred passenger range class in the four thousand range and now a class in the three thousand three hundred range so that gives a lot of choices. We spread off fleet further failed across the globe. We have a lot of flexibility in in terms of Solo travelers. I I know you guys have been kind of leading the pack there with the Solo Cabins. You've got the solo section of the ship and your. We've looked in our research. I mean those sellout sometimes months in advance so we try to appeal to a very broad audience. And you've talked about the family. Market is a very big couples market. We saw opportunity in the solo travel market and this is having having people who want to travel on their own. Feel very comfortable to do so. And so we have a number of rooms designed and price for the solo travel cruise industry was gets a bad rap that you charge twice as a solo traveler. We don't we have rooms designed and priced for Solo travelers. And then we have a lounge the just the solo travelers share and someone can put up on the board. Hey having dinner in the steakhouse not everyone wants to join me. It's a very comfortable way. The people to travel on their own and there are more and more people who liked to travel on the road with success stories of people who get married from those cruises. Oh you're all about hooking up. Of course they're all those happy stories have has anyone asked you to officiate. No no yeah no I have nothing. Seen us to officiate but one day one day and this episode's being recorded during the UN General Assembly. Week you're here. In New York for important announcement you know. Were just steps away from where the climate action summit is happening across the travel. Space every single travel leader has to be focused on sustainability especially within cruising which historically has not I had the best reputation on sustainability. Although you guys are doing a lot so let's just talk about the big announcement to reduce plastic on board. Yeah so Norwegian we've sustainability as you rightly say is incredibly important for us. We've set off still out to really be a leader in the area of sustainability and sometime ago we established this goal to eliminate all single use plastics across the entire ship. We started with plastic straws last year. And we then did a list of every single use plastic on the ship and one of the most impactful is plastic water bottles. You walk around the see a Lotta people with plastic water bottles. were selling plastic water bottles and we saw an opportunity to completely eliminate plastic water buffalo so as of January the first twenty twenty will eliminate all plastic water bottles across our entire fleet that will eliminate six million plastic water bottles during a year. And so we're very excited about it. It's and it's not easy to do. We went out looking for the right partner and we were thrilled to find a company called just just goods that produced this water just water and they have put a huge amount of energy into a container that is recyclable. Renewable and really early changes the dynamic when it comes to plastic water bottles. So we're absolutely thrilled with this announcement. We think is a huge debt. But it's a step in the journey. This is rarely end of the journey. It's one step and we're going to continue to check off that list and work our way down and you know who just produce more products that helps us do that. And of course there will be other companies that will help us on that journey. Not Everything's possible yet. We want to lead this. We want to be way ahead of regulation. This is not about a company trying to meet and chase regulation. It's about a company trying to do the right thing. Employees are passionate about it. It guests are passionate about it. Shareholders passionate about it. This is something that everyone who's associated with our companies passionate about this area and we have have to do more and this is one step in that
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.
Half of all children are subjected to violence each year, research finds
"One billion children or half the world's youngsters of victims of violence ranging from conflict and humanitarian crises to cyberbullying and recruitment by terrorist groups. That's according to you an expert Najat Mala Who Advocates for governments civil society and other stakeholders to put children at the heart of their policies? Ms g began her appointments as the UN Secretary General Special Representative on violence against children in July and recently presented her first report to the UN General Assembly. My Yakub asked about progress in the global effort to protect children. My first report really give brought picture about what's going on regarding you know ending violence against children today to have more than one hundred countries who are implementing pink National Strategy regarding child protection you have almost sixty countries who really have adopted legal framework banning all all forms of violence against children. You have more and more coalitions within many key actors including children's themself you have in many countries also more evidence based information but you have one billion of children. We still facing violence worldwide. It means health of children worldwide. This is too much and to add to this. Many countries are facing many many challenges challenges. You have humanitarian crisis. You'll have conflicts. You have social this. You have migration. You have an increasing number of refugees. You have love all this violence on line including cyber bullying child sexual exploitation line. You have also the enrollment of children in gangs. You have more more. And more armored violence that increasing in many countries and you have also currently all this increasing of criminal organization and terrorist organizations that recruit children and children. What is more important? They are even are not victims or witnesses they are facing seeing violence within Internet and violence becomes socially tolerated and it is why really when we think about ending violence again children by twenty thirty we need to do more and more faster and better and we need to stop having commitment and slogan but really to act and to assess what is going on on grassroots if we were to compare the situation and the Arab region to the rest of the world. Where do we lack behind? It's very difficult. Yeah because when we're speaking about Arabic region it's not any animal genius region. You'll have to take into account you have rich countries. You have the developing countries you have many any region currently who are facing or this increasing conflicts humanitarian disaster huge number of refugees and of Migrant Agra children were really fleeing from violence. You have also problem of social discrimination social disparities you have also the gender discrimination you have a processing harmful social norms. It's very difficult to rank. Violence is worldwide but what is important regarding things is the Arabic region. I was just in our men when we had wonderful congress on violence against children into Arabic region and many things going gun regarding legislation guiding national strategies regarding also communication and raising awareness for changing social knows bits. We need to do more and to translate a really in concrete. Acts is very important but in the meantime you need to put an end to all this conflicts just because it's amazing what is going on currently and regarding what's coming on currently Lebanon social protests. You'll have a lot. I think what's really important. Children and use Are expressing themselves and we need to see them not only as quincy but really as actors of positive change and to take into account realism. Commence to build on what you just said you mentioned conflict around the word and the children on the move. How do you tackle the subject to find a solution? It's you know child protection. Even my mandate is global. And Will Casey Mandate I can do my Lord but what is important is how we can build build links and we can have joint strategies joint action within all the other key stakeholders and in the same time working also with civil society. The organizations that it's very important not only at global level but also at look eleven working with a child led organization and initiative and also using using you know or the intergovernmental bodies that are located at regional level to make sure that children are really puts. I'd say half of all the policies because if really will not put children really at the heart of his political agenda and translated by concrete concrete action and accountability mechanism and working very closely with children and seeing them as actor of policies. We are not going to be successful successful. You have recently visited China where you participated in the war Internet forum in a time where we see cyber bullying and Dan sometimes this cyberbullying is leading to children. You work with governments to counter this S- coach. Yes I was in China and During the World Conference on Internet and I had to participate to session on child protection align and regarding what is going gun we have to never forbids that also Internet provide opportunities for children because they can learn it can express they can make their voice hurts and also can't show that it's possible because they are for me actors change but in the same time they are facing many challenges inches and really to deal with these challenges that would be sexual expedition online cyber bullying hate speech radically as many things. What is important? Yes we need to work and I work closely with government to make sure that the legislation consider this are as crimes and really make reporting on this crime Katori. This is very important is the same side. We need to empower children and makes them also aware and becoming kind of peer to peer protection because they are more more aware about all the language Internet language as adults and is the same type the most important part is ICT companies house. They can have a candle safety in designing protecting child's rights and protecting children texting their privacies. This is very important and and also working very closely with low enforcement agencies to make sure that all these criminals are held accountable. This is very important This year is very symbolic i. At marks the tenth anniversary of your office mandate the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the right of the child and the first phase of implementation of agenda. Twenty thirty. What do you call to ensure that children are not left behind since arriver? I I ju I. I didn't stop calling for making children off the agenda. I hope I am going to be listened within the same time what's important this is to ensure not only to having commitments. This is good but to make sure and too. Many children are really bad in political agenda and here also I work very very closely with all key stakeholders to have you know kind of information. What is going on? What are the emerging trends? What are things that are going one and what are good practices but for me? What is really more important east to also assess the bottlenecks and also what is important is to identify? And we start. Having having a mapping of these countries that are really doing their best. You have is a political commitment and they are acting to provides more visibility to govern is them to make sure that they are
UN confronts anti-Semitism as a human rights problem with historic report
"Shaheed is the United Nations special rapid tour on freedom of religion in or belief last month he released a historic report to the UN General Assembly the first UN report of its kind to be wholly dedicated to Anti Semitism Doctor Shaheed is a consummate diplomat of former foreign minister of the Maldives and a lifelong human rights crusader he joins us now in studio to discuss his momentous report often thanks so much for taking the time to sit down with us before presenting a AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute for Human Rights Later Today SA- pleasure to be here thank you let me now this is the first ever UN human rights report dedicated solely to Anti Semitism if I understand correctly you were appointed Special Rapporteur on free religion or belief and then you got to pick your topic so why did you pick antisemitism well you know when I began my work on this mandate three years ago I observed how disengaged engaged the UN was with the topic of Antisemitism we hadn't actually served energy at all and sometime I was observing oh how violent way attacks on the Jewish it's disproportionately high in terms of numbers and in the time I noticed this scene of huge optic in antisemitic incidents head crimes really is long overdue report just before we go any further we should probably help people understand a little what about what's in the report so can you share with us two or three of the of the top level findings of of your of your work well the first thing of course for me to dance right that that my mandate on freedom of belief should address this subject and I make a case for that than I look at the of my work because important to know how the report now look at the different forms in which antisemitism manifest itself in the past and today because it's evolving and changing phenomenon and then I looked chart trends what in terms of the incidents and the violent incidents as well that I look at the online dimension which is quite significant forum as as so to speak in terms of how manifested that look at St responses there's good practice that also bad practices then finally of course I make recommendations ends of the report is focused on the important to define antisemitism as a way to understand what the phenomenon is there for the the definition by the Hell costumers alliance is given a full coverage in the report along with concerns I'm have risen about it but I offer clear guidelines on how and burn it might be used to document and to raise awareness it Anti Semitism my other recommendations of course include are calling upon states to ensure they have proper laws in place to to address antisemitism to support victims if such a crimes and to use education as a very important tool to address this phenomenon and of course for the UN to play in a high they will and boy justice issue at at a global level you mentioned the International Holocaust remembrance alliances working definition of antisemitism this is a first from the UN ED recommend by your report for all states to adopt that definition what are the merits of that particular definition which AJC is proud to have helped author well what is important is that we should know what we're talking about what this definition does is give us titans on winter sport enter Semitism is not comprehensive because some aspects that the tunnel covered bite but nice talking point and also gives examples of when it might be anti Semitic so what I'm saying is the purpose of this definition was to monitor and to some indicate crimes and incidents and then it's a very good tool to raise awareness about when this happens but it's also going to be used as a non nego what I'm saying is if you use as a non legal educational rule to monitor document and respond krantz is a very useful tool and therefore states must ensure they use this for this in this in this fashion to make sure that they're prepared to understand and a splinter antisemitic hate crimes right as as an American organization J. C. where concerned at times when the report is used for kind of enforcement action ends because hate speeches is problematic but it's also problematic from the American perspective to cut down on on someone's freedom of expression so the working definition can sometimes CBS toe the line on some of those issues is that what you meant about the non legal educational perspective indeed I think which understand that expression is vital even to deal with antisemitism so whenever someone tries to censor speech one it's very careful that the lines are drawn not standards and that's time that is inciting violence discrimination and hostage against the else where that line is not crossed then of course we should use other means you must have caused denounced antisemitism and all that forms of recall I call on government leaders to respond to US such incidents by denouncing them but they want to criminalize speech than they should have very high threshold which follows international standards are on ensuring that they're on the criminal his speech that is inciting violence and discrimination against indio communities Jewish leaders have spoken to my mind convincingly about the what a in which Israel is kind of scene today as the Jew among the nation's right that a lot of the kind of mutating shifting anti Semitic perspectives that were anti Semitic Canard's tropes et cetera that were projected onto Jews in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century is are now projected onto Israel so Israel has become kind of a prime target for underlying anti Semitism cloaked in this kind of thin veil of political discourse that's something that the working definition helps to tackle I suspect I know your answer to this question but I'll ask that molest can criticism of Israel Anti Semitism well I think one has care for the new the definition by the customer so that alliance there said that example list which includes demonizing Israel can be antisemitic but tomato context assessment because context husband and they're very clear criticizing Israel like you would any other democratic state does not concern Semitism so there is enough scope in the definition to ensure that that both the use of Israel critism two separate entity trump's is defined as well as ensuring that these limits to criticize his actions as a government actor Ofman your report documents rising anti Semitic violence and hate speech around the world and identifies it as a threat to Jews but not only a threat to Jews is quote unquote toxic to democratic societies we talk a lot here at AJC about what we see as the three primary sources of antisemitism the far right the her laughed and certain radical segments of the Muslim community does that blueprint fit your findings yes I do point out that antisemitism comes in a variety of forms and almost all across the spectrum of politics society to the jets and other groups in society and and I give examples of how these two different perspectives are presented and What I of what I'm offering is a human rights based approach to this subject because such wide phenomenon and I point out that antisemitism is essentially about Jews it it is as a manifestation of dysfunctioning facilities it's about almost everybody else how the becomes in a four big have become intolerant how how how we are big attorney Harvey Racist so it's up it's a global phenomenon it causes everybody and you're right to point talk as a note that the into music sentiment and discordant messages coming from the far left there is a far right into the crimes pop up Edward quite frequently and also radical Muslims to do this and of course beyond this hate crimes are as widespread antisemitic prejudice across all societies and I note that in Muslim societies in some examples the days widespread prejudice amongst call those among students I know textbook switch convey antisemitic content as I do you got some political parties which period as champions of the left often when national altea national bodies like the UN talk about antisemitism they pair it with Islamaphobia Or with other forms of discrimination right you just talked about some hard left folks who define themselves constitutionally as anti-racism yet as we've seen with some of those examples some of those people who think of themselves as anti-racism Crusade others are in fact themselves occasionally perpetuating antisemitism so the result is that these bodies that will talk about antisemitism and Islam phobia or antisemitism and racism they very rarely have the opportunity to speak specifically about Antisemitism and in the meantime I'm as you note hatred of Jews and violent attacks on Jews have kept going up so why is it important to tackle anti Semitism as its own problem and not only as anti Semitism and first of all I think we should look intolerance in all its forms because they really a single phenomenon but antisemitism as you just said you know Z. oldest hatred and is often the canary in the coal mine of Autumn's of hatred has in the past see into that how how does it came communities I think the important thing is to look at something as widespread as antisemitism as something that's enough concerned too many communities of time as a good starting point to address offers hatred but beyond that every hatred requires a specified focus on its specificities we need to look at everything in a broad general framework but each each form of hatred requires a focus on its specificity so antisemitism given given it's it's it's you know Bite spread occurrence is almost endemic everywhere requires an urgent attention also because we have neglected and like I said I'm very concerned deeply concerned about the very violent forms in which these manifested often in societies which have very strongly role of traditions become into a week from the Pittsburgh one ear of week from Pittsburgh attack and six months later we had the poet attack in the phone and then just last week in Holland and Germany and throughout you find very violent forms off attacks on Jewish communities I think we have to focus on this subject and get to the bottom of it and find recipes and I would argue that if we can address antisemitism effectively than behind the tool to other forms of hatred as well You know I think we here at AJC certainly agree with that you know it's it's very important to us to fight all types of hatred and bigotry and at the same time we know that there is a time when it's entirely appropriate to speak about just antisemitism or just anti black racism I Islam phobia without kind of dragging other things into it as you mentioned ofmeat before we close I have to ask one question about the UN because a lot of our listeners American Jews in general are deeply skeptical of the United Nations now I know the UN does a lot consists of a lot there are a lot of different arms and bodies in committees and figures and special tours like yourself that fall under the UN umbrella but this is an organization that Jews are deeply suspicious of why the Jews today beat glad to see this report your report on antisemitism coming from an organization that they are so suspicious of well I'm not saying that we Ford is out I think he's a good starting point my attempt is to start working on this subject to let the UN also start focusing on this I call for a joined-up approach by different Duran bodies on this subject that many working on this UNESCO U. N. scientific educational body has just late last year a policy guide organization in dealing with any in schools the following up with another look this year on pedagogical aspects of pending antisemitism classrooms today you in bodies being on this I think it's important that the global reach of the UN is used to address this issue I think we should find ways to work together to address this issue I was going back to earlier point while I agree with you that we should all focus on specific elements of each type of a hatred what should avoid is what I call victim competition off that happening as well and I'm not saying it's happening here but we can all work together to address all forms of intolerance and if we are doing well on one we would necessarily between invasion others as well I certainly agree with you there I think our philosophy at AJC has long been that you know specifically in America but really around the world as well our patchwork of communities and societies can work to uplift one another rather than focusing on on who's been holding each other down op and thank you so much for taking the time to ns for your diligent work on this report for all the great work that I know is yet to come thank you it's been a pleasure to be on Avocado thank you
U.N. report warns on the impacts of climate change
"Now at the United Nations in New York there are calls for immediate immediate action against climate change addressing the UN General Assembly on Saturday Sweden's foreign minister Anna Lindh said it's a matter of survival to keep mobile warming under one point five degrees and prevent the most extreme impacts of climate change we need to haul off global mission by twenty thirty then says scientists the an intergovernmental panel on climate change included warned of devastating consequences if no immediate action is
Syria Demands Immediate Withdrawal of U.S. and Turkish Forces, Again
"As top diplomat has demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from his country foreign minister Walid al Moallem told the UN General Assembly through an interpreter today any foreign forces operating in Syrian territories without authorization are occupying forces and must withdraw immediately should they refuse we have the right to take any and all counter measures authorized under international law there are a thousand at US troops in Syria on a mission to combat
'I would like you to do us a favor': The one sentence that could bring Trump down
"The White House has released what has been characterized as a rough transcript or reconstruction of president trumps a phone call to you the president of Ukraine it was not verbatim transcript Mr trump told Mr salon ski I would like you to do us a favor though he urged the Ukrainian leader to open an investigation of Joe Biden and his son president trump according to The New York Times wanted you claim to look into whether there was any overlap between Joe Biden's dealings with Ukraine while in office and his sons position on the board of the Ukrainian company Mr trump also called for an investigation into a company involved in the beginning of Russia's interference in the twenty sixteen campaign. the president has acknowledged that he discussed Joe Biden with someone ski but he says his conversation was perfectly appropriate and he lashed out at the allegations he did something wrong as witch hunt garbage house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff as read the complaint by the whistle blower and call the allegations credible the complaint had been withheld from the house and Senate intelligence committees for several weeks because the acting director of national intelligence Joseph McGuire determined it was not a quote urgent concern of wire is scheduled to appear before the house intelligence committee later today. Schiff says Attorney General William Barr may have obstructed justice by delaying the release of the whistle blower report. NBC news is reporting that president trump called house speaker Nancy Pelosi and asked her not to launch an impeachment inquiry CNN is reporting that Mr trump's bar but he had successfully convinced allows you to hold off an impeachment and was stunned to see her news conference when he got back to trump tower after a day of the UN General Assembly
Defiant Boris Johnson returns to UK to face Parliament after Supreme Court ruling
"We move on now to the political crisis in Britain it looks slightly they'll be another Randy session and parliament like to as MPs trying to resolve the impasse brought on by brexit they were extraordinary scenes in Westminster on Wednesday when the British prime minister Boris Johnson faced and pays for the first time since the Supreme Court ruled that he had acted unlawfully in suspending parliament several opposition MPs cold on the prime minister to resign but Mr Johnson strongly defended his decision absolutely no disrespect to the judiciary to say I think the court was wrong. when the question of brexit Mister Johnson insisted that Britain would still leave the European Union at the end of October and they were banned template exchanges a some opposition members made their feelings on the prime minister's actions very clear. political correspondent Helen cats summed up Wednesday's unprecedented events in parliament I looked at what we can expect to see Liza then he's back a lot earlier than they were expecting to be now this has been the first chance that MPs of hands to quiz the government since that legal ruling from the U. K.'s highest court the Supreme Court the decision to suspend parliament to Perot gets to use the full time walls on north full so we started the day by hearing from the Attorney General he was honest about the legal advice that the government had been given and he stood only that saying that the out the government had acted in good faith wanted to advise the queen to pro road apartment for that five week period something we then sore game when Boris Johnson the prime minister face them peace because he cut short a trip to New York for the UN General Assembly he was back flew back and was facing MPs this evening now a lot of them he's had been hoping to get some sort of apology perhaps even a resignation that was always unlikely and some even just to hear more sort of a milder tone if you like to to that he may be approaching parliaments animal conciliar tree way that did not happen Boris Johnson very defiant saying in fact that Sir he had to follow the exact same process as his predecessors in cooling a queen's speech saying the opposition of gone running to the courts and that he said it absolutely no disrespect to the judiciary to say he thought the court was wrong to pronounce on what is essentially a political question at a time of great national controversy and he also decided to take the fight to the off position effectively challenging them to sack him there's also some mention of the ban act in the house was the the the legislation to to force the prime minister to seek an extension to the brexit date if there's no deal where are we in that brexit teal process well we know that the Pentax due to policy before parliament was suspended so in theory will that does. it compels the prime minister if he doesn't get a deal with the E. U. by the nineteenth of October to seek an extension until January now the interesting thing here is that the prime minister has consistently said he will obey the law all but he will not be asking for that's extension and and nobody can relieve square that circle at the moment to see how all that follows through and and how that works and certainly opposition parties all slightly concerns that there will be a way found around this I think you know so I think that we're gonna see a lot of work in the coming days of by your position parties will really nailing that down to making sure that extension does happen however a Boris Johnson as you said has has been very clear that he does want to get a deal has there been any progress on that well we've had some positive noises from the government but they didn't seem to be any sort of concrete update on anything that would make it seem that a deal was more likely before the nineteenth of October that's a political correspondent having cat
UK lawmakers to return to Parliament amid political turmoil
"Prime minister Boris Johnson. came out swinging is the British parliament reopen demanding a general election to resolve the brexit stalemate NPR's Frank Lankford as more Johnson was forced to return early from the UN General Assembly in New York after Britain Supreme Court ruled his suspension of parliament was illegal Johnson pressed opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Korman either voters government out of power or go to the people is he going to
An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament
"Prime minister Boris Johnson. came out swinging as the British parliament reopen demanding a general election to resolve the brexit stalemate NPR's Frank Lankford as more Johnson was forced to return early from the UN General Assembly in New York after Britain Supreme Court ruled his suspension of parliament was illegal Johnson pressed opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Korman either voters government out of power or go to
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"The UN General Assembly about the dangers of uncontrolled migration today I have a message for those open border activist. control of themselves in the rhetoric of social justice. your policies are not chest. Alicia keys are cruel and evil he went on to say that open migration undermines human rights and dignity the president also defended top US border policies acting homeland security secretary Kevin mac lean and says the new policy of having migrants wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are heard is showing positive results I'm pleased to report the daily arrivals are down sixty four percent from our peak in may and total enforcement actions for central Americans arrive at the border have been reduced by over seventy percent. and by the way we are hearing today from mac lean and on the council of foreign relations he told them his department is added five thousand beds at the border to provide a more comfortable setting for those migrants president trump says United States is insisting on balance trade he defended the trade war with China during his speech earlier to the UN General Assembly saying China has been acting unfairly for far too long already as a result of these terrorists supply chains are relocating back to America and to other nations and millions of dollars are being paid. to our treasury he says what China has done with international trade use the word stealing is a grave economic injustice a damper on hopes of a new trade deal with Japan president trump meets one on one with your pension so Ave on Wednesday and it was thought that the meeting might be used to have the two leaders signed a new trade deal between the US and Japan there is now word that that may be delayed representatives of the two countries have been meeting this week one sticking point may be over Japan's request that Washington remove tariffs on Japanese cars Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz asked a judge a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was a victim of Jeffrey abstain sex ring Virginia Roberts accuses the noted attorney and others of sexually exploiting our Dershowitz is a tort tourney's yes he's an attorney you as an attorney tells The New York federal court that she waited too long to file and that he's denied her claims since two thousand fifteen Roberts allegations drew fresh attention after everything was charged in New York with sexually abusing dozens of girls he committed suicide last month in a Manhattan jail cell. three oh eight and let's see what is going on over Bloomberg business news with Tracy jockey it looks like wall street's rattled by what's going on politically most definitely Lori and what a change from this morning when no Wall Street seems a pretty optimistic about the China trade deal but to this afternoon we've had some major losses The Washington Post says house speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce a formal impeachment inquiry of president trump the Dow's down a hundred fifty six points nasdaq down a hundred thirteen S. and P. down twenty four points Best Buy Amazon one a piece of the three and a half trillion dollar healthcare business high and work out the quick meant another health gadgets will be a focus of best buy's.
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"With Bloomberg news White House editor Josh ago Lou and Josh first of all you know welcome to the show this is Bloomberg politics policy power and law here on Bloomberg radio judge ito Johnson was dealt a serious blow earlier today by the U. K. Supreme Court let's just talk about that a little bit for our audience while we were interested in this press conference. well the press conference here were interested in in many aspects of this the U. S. U. K. relationship with Johnson and trump Johnson of courses from a further right the political position and similar to trump in that regard add this it he said the U. K. Supreme Court as we know rendered a decision that Johnson's call for parliament to be suspended for several weeks call prorogation was unlawful so parliament's gonna have to come back together they are he had done this at least it but most people suspected in order to cut off debate about brexit before the October thirty first deadline but parliament now has to return so it's a very dicey situation in Britain and world watching that very closely including president trump which is sort of that little rueful one liner he threw out there what is tomorrow's just another day in parliament because they have to come back they have now it and there is also some speculation about his future we don't to speculate here but a lot of questions about whether he would resign or whether he should be let go or whether he is now a toothless prime minister what have you been hearing. well as you know you're basically the same thing from both sides one side is arguing that he should resign and Johnson side is basically saying no you know and it's hard to see beyond that veil what is clear is that it's going to be a very tough road here for him to actually deliver what he's promised to deliver which is breaks it whether or not there's a deal and with the E. U. and the you know but for now he is he is hanging on and we'll see if that actually lasts all right let's get into the rest of what was going on with the UN General Assembly the president trump giving a speech to the General Assembly calling on world leaders to embrace nationalism with Jack globalism and he had said actually these were his words the future does not belong to globalists the future belongs to patriots the United States after having spent over two and a half trillion dollars since my election to completely rebuild our great military. is also by far the world's most powerful nation. hopefully it will never have to use this power. all right so that wasn't even a veiled I mean I'm. that seems more tough talk to me am I wrong. no I think that is it certainly it does sound like tough talk it's just that it doesn't diverge that much from trump's typical rhetoric even before this body he strikes a he once again he's done this in the past he once again struck a very nationalistic tone he took aim at he urged all countries to adopt a more nationalist posture right and in doing that he he sort of invoked is to his immigration agenda which is essentially to keep migrants at bay the that's been a well documented thing in the United States of course and something that Europe is dealing with as well and then he you know use that same message to go after China on trade he went after Iran over the dispute over the nuclear weapons program and the the twenty fifteen agreement nuclear accord that he has withdrawn from so that obviously takes on a. a great deal of significance at the moment because of the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities earlier this month that the US is blamed on Iran and everyone is waiting to see what the US will do in response I wonder I wonder how he was received I mean I wonder what folks were saying or thinking or doing did you hear a lot of applause it sounded the parts that I was able to listen to because what I was doing. several things at the time it was interesting to listen to and I wondered if it's under the silent in there like they were very intense in listening. I think the I think that's right I think that you know when whenever the U. S. president speaks at the U. N. General Assembly it commands a fair amount of listening. that's right and you know they're the the positions of the US are important it's but you know this was a strange beach for trump in terms of tone he did he hit some typical messages that he always goes to but he took up much it was a slower and serve list far GIC sounding speech it was actual physical tone of this the physical tone of the speech it just did not have a lot of energy or or the delivery was uncharacteristic for him and I don't think it really elicited a great deal of look at the huge response from the crowd from the other leaders I think they listened intently but you know it again this is not these topics are not necessarily uplifting or something that everybody's on board with right right yeah yeah so when you have things like China and and very bellicose language about Iran that are sort of hanging out there people are listening intently and the response is not necessarily a great deal of enthusiasm and I wonder if he wanted to also avoid what happened last year which wasn't horrible but there were some interesting optics there when he gave a one liner about how he had done so much as president not intending for it to be funny getting a laugh and that even commenting on that wasn't supposed to be funny I wonder if that this was a measured strategic way of avoiding that well it could be that you know that's a it's a really good point because when he did that moment last year he had talked about his is administration's record to being you know as having accomplished more than basically any other administration in United States history and you know he is of course known for hyperbole in his speeches which typically reserves for domestic speeches but not only and it was when he delivered that last year was just an odd location to be bringing that kind of political domestic political message so this year we didn't hear as much of that he did talk about the United States but more in the sense of the role it plays in the rest of the world not in terms of how much she's accomplished in terms of tax cuts or his domestic agenda so I think the tone was different but also their reaction was a little bit different given the situation in Iran given the situation with China where you know these issues are are very real and very present and it took a much more serious tone for that reason was that besides the tone that was there anything else that stood out to you particularly a phrase or. a message that may have stood out and stuck and stuck in your brain as he was delivering it well there are a couple things that that that seemed interesting for instance he went after social media companies for that for. something he has complained about for a long time which is the allegation that they.
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"Maybe you are I'm Robin Young. I'm Jeremy Hobson. It's here now. President trump is in New York today for the United Nations General Assembly meeting with leaders from all over the world as a phone uncall- he made with another world leader looms over everything a whistleblower complaint alleges that the president tried to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate president trump's political rival. Oh former vice president Joe Biden. The allegation is leading to increasing calls from Democrats for impeachment. NPR senior Washington editor and correspondent Ron elving joins US Iran good to me with Jeremy and let's back up for a second. Give us the brief version. If that's possible of what is a very complicated story. What does the president say needed to be looked into and what do Democrats say. Is Inappropriate behavior by the president. The president has given several different accounts of this telephone conversation them from back in July but he says sometimes it was just a nice call other times. He says well I was talking about corruption and then also he says you know and they really ought to look into Joe Biden and Joe Biden's son and it it has become quite clear clear from the reporting that's been done by a number of news organizations and from piecing together the president's own statements that he was on the telephone to the president of Ukraine suggesting to him apparently repeatedly that they needed to look into unspecified corruption on the part of the son of Joe Biden and efforts made by Joe Biden to a protect his son this is rather extraordinary because it happened at a moment when Ukraine was waiting for two hundred and fifty million dollars military military assistance from the United States already approved by the Pentagon and the House and the Senate and the Republicans and the Democrats and the only thing holding up at that point was the White House and so here they we are on the phone the president's congratulating president of Ukraine and laying out his concern about corruption so that's what the Democrats say is improper of the the president says it's just fine and rudy. Giuliani says well sure we've been there. I'd been there as the president's lawyer telling me to really look into Joe Biden. What of course many many observers see here is the president at a moment of crisis for Ukraine holding something over their head while he makes a very special request for some assistance in his reelection campaign right after all that we just went through with the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election on behalf of the trump campaign last time around the idea give the president seemingly asking Ukraine to meddle in the election this time around now. Democrats are calling for impeachment in a bit of a louder voice than they had been before. I Even House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff who opposed it in the past had this to say about it on CNN yesterday. If the president is essentially withholding ending military aid at the same time that he is trying to browbeat a foreign leader into doing something illicit that is providing dirt on his opponent during a presidential campaign then that may be the only remedy that is coequal to the the evil that that conduct represents run is the house any closer to impeachment it is closer. shift would represent the fourth of six major committee heads to call for impeachment had had been three two three. He seems to be tipping the balance at this point. The big question is Nancy Pelosi's view. She's been trying to protect some of her. Incumbents who were elected in swing districts last year. GonNa have avid tough race in two thousand twenty. Many of the people in those districts don't understand what this impeachment talk is about so the Democrats are wary. They know what happened with the impeachment. Impeachment of Bill Clinton was never popular in the end it blew up in the face of the Republicans for going after him so the Democrats don't want to repeat that history and yet one thing after another yet another law that the president seems to be flouting in this case the intelligence com communities Whistle Blower Protection Act and what are they going going to do. They don't have any other tools in the shed. They don't have any other weapons in the arsenal. Impeachment is all they've got. That's what we learned from the Muller. Okay and we'll watch to see what happens with that but meanwhile a world leaders and president trump gathering in New York this week for the UN General Assembly the president skipped out of much of the UN climate change event today today he arrived after teen activist Greta tune. Berg gave an impassioned address to the assembly. What are you watching for at the UN this week with climate and also the tensions with Iran. We're watching for the reaction that the president gets his has he addresses the world leaders tomorrow he has not had a particularly respectful reception from them in the past he is likely to say that the United States is a bulwark against authoritarianism and that's probably going to get some smiles so we're also watching to see what he does has with respect to religious persecution that was a big item on his agenda particularly the persecution of Jews and Christians around the world and we're watching to see if he says anything about climate change at all he basically just gave a light pass to that issue today and that has been his pattern in the past that is NPR senior Washington editor and correspondent Ron Elving elving run. Thank you thank you Jeremy. Meanwhile president trump says he has no intention of meeting with President Hassan Ruhani. WHO's also at the UN this week and last week trump level more sanctions and approved sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after that attack on major Saudi oil facilities which the US says came from Iran Iran and Iran denies. Let's get the view from Iran with Abbas Lonnie Editor in chief of Iran front page. He's Theron and Obas Ron denies it but are there Iranians who believe that would be justified in taking such an action in response to those crippling sanctions. It's been under since the US left the twenty fifteen nuclear deal well. I think it will be very risky for Iran to engage in such kind of strikes against Saudi Arabia directly but you know we have been hearing bring remarks from Western officials to blame Iran but we have not seen any documents or evidence to prove that the other side. Yes Iran wants is to let's say make the other side to pay the costs of their hostile policies toward the country. and let's not forget that these are as a result of the policies this and the Vista of the United States from the nuclear deal and business Let's say that pushing you want toward more tension in the region rather than to change its behavior in a way that the trump administration favors will you mentioned the trump administration wants. Iran to change its behaviors. I'm wondering if Iranians aren't all angry with their government or maybe not the elected government but the ruling clerics a two prong of leadership in the country are Iranians angry that in fact Iran is backing the Hutu rebels in Yemen and Hezbollah and is fomenting problems in the region region as opposed to you know pay more attention to its people and not risking sanctions. Is there some anger there well as the Yemen conflict is portrayed in far media that it's a conflict between Iran and the Saudi Arabia using a proxy for spending the Unser Line Yemen but but it's not the way that is seen from Iran and the Iranian people's viewpoints they see that as a war by Saudi Arabia against the Yemeni people and the the sanctions by the United States they have brought economic hardship for Iranian people and they have had problems problems at their own daily lives they have become sometimes unhappy about the policies of the system in the country by the doesn't mean that they are happy with the policies of the United States and thanks to the policies of the trump administration to exit from the deal and impose the sanctions the popularity of the nuclear deal has significantly decreased and they have lost any hope or trust toward the American Administration the strength to be able to bring a solution or resolution to the problems and the challenges so when the Iranian nation of the people well as the most moderate elements in the society. We're hoping that through the engagement or interaction the Rohani Administration could pave the way for resolving economic problems and challenges as well as the political ones now. They're finding that into action with the American Administration might not be that useful that they thought you're you're saying that by imposing these crippling sanctions the trump administration may have lost the support from the many many moderate Iranians that they might have otherwise had here's Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who spoke to NPR Steve Inskeep yesterday ahead of todays UN General Assembly. Here's a bit of what he said. I can assure you that the United States will not be able to bring a straw knees through pressure. United States can can have a much better deal with Iran if they started talking to US based on respect based on mutual respect and based on moving forward Abbass. Do Iranians believe that's possible or are they resigned to. Maybe even a worse ending. Here are some some sort of war. The president used phrases like locked and loaded but president trump has pulled back that language and many analysts here say the there's no no way he wants war with Iran. He wants troops out. What do people in Iran think well you know the downing of the American drawn in Persian Gulf because of its entry to Iranian airspace was a turning point to prove that the Donald Trump administration is not after war in the region and now they have again shifted toward negotiations with Iran because they see that the other options didn't work against the country and I thank when Iran is confronted with pressure they will move in a different and opposite direction by force like the George which Bush administration wanted to bring zero enrichment for Iran at that time Iran have coupla hundreds of centrifuges but as a result of the pressure from the American side Iran's centrifuges increased by as much as thousands of the country and I think that's Iranian foreign minister it is referring to of us as Lonnie editor in chief of the Iran front page. He was speaking to us from Tehran in Iran Abbass..
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"At the UN general assembly today, North Korea's foreign minister called on the US to follow through on promises. Made during the Singapore summit without any trust in the US delving, no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances. There is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves. I to the foreign minister added that sanctions won't co heirs North Korea into submission US. Officials have not responded Arizona Senator Jeff flake says he's leaving it up to the FBI to determine exactly where its investigation into sexual abuse allegations against supreme court nominee. Brett Cavanaugh goes the Arizona Republican says he would like agents to investigate at least claims made by Christine Blasi Ford, and Deborah Ramirez flake says deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein told him the F B I could complete the check in a week. But it's unlikely to discover much more than is already known. David Kay, okay. Away. Newsradio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM. Pretty busy drive across the metro figure Saturday afternoon. Watch for a new crash on I twenty five northbound at eighty four th avenue. The express lane is blocked, that's creating major stop and go traffic back to US thirty six. I forty five also running slower through downtown Denver in both directions. Also up in the high country a busy day on westbound. I seventy heavy traffic between mount Vernon canyon and the Eisenhower tunnel up to seventy five minutes. Total travel time there CBS for weather calls for windy and much warmer. High fire danger with temperatures topping out in the mid eighty s tonight. Dry quiet, a low of fifty one tomorrow occasional clouds, but should stay dry high in the upper seventies right now..
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"Yep, that's exactly right. That's exactly right. That should be a bumper stand right there. Yeah. Schooley who I love. Yeah. He said, laughter in UN general assembly was one of Neil Simon's less successful play. Yeah, I've got. I've got a whole bunch in in response to Trump's unintentional comedy bit at the u. n. here's one from Jackie combs. KOMO ES the next time Trump claims where respected again, remember that on this date. There was laughter from world leaders assembled at the UN when he said he'd achieved more than any US president in history. I didn't expect that reaction. He says. Stupid. Just in the hill headline says, Trump goes after new Cavanaugh accuser. She was drunk. Leslie Marshall says, when people ask, why did she wait so long? This is why? Yup. True. Exactly. Why, and plus, Mitch, McConnell and company. But you know, this is the president. Yup. Jackie Kucinich who's now with the daily beast's and as on CNN she says, McConnell is currently on the floor attempting to dismantle Christine Blasi Ford story two days before she set to testify in front of the committee. But then he says, he's glad both. She and cavenaugh will testify under oath on Thursday. So that's where we are well. So he's blasting her and then saying, look, they're gonna have a chance. Yeah, I'm not so sure that this is actually going to happen to Thursday because a lot of it has to do with Mike, eleven Nadi now, right? Something there's something about him. I like there's just something likeable about him, but there's something about him. That really bugs me like, why are we waiting forty eight hours? What? What? What is with the? He's he's doing the Trump way tune in Taylor. Oh, he does. Yeah. Yeah, he does the Trumpian thing. He knows how to play the press, but he also said he said, it doesn't mean I think I believe him, but he wants his client to be fully prepared right well, or, you know, and he said it's up to her. It's all on her timeframe and and you know, it's it's feels comfortable with. But if this is what he claimed it was and there's a legitimate, you know, third person coming forth here and they have proof and witnesses the they're not gonna be able to do this on Thursday because they're going to have to open up the hearing. They're going to have to have an investigation, especially if there's a fourth one which we were hearing hints of last night. Yeah, we were well, we keep saying things like they have to be his right now. They don't know. They don't know, as I said, in what's news at the, let me let me find the the script here. Read you exactly what it was because the the Republicans knew about here. The Republicans on the Senator Decio committee new last week that more sexual misconduct allegations were coming against Cavanaugh. So they tried to speed up his confirmation to get done before these allegations could be made public. The thing is. You know, let them do this because supreme court justices can be impeached. Yes, they can. But will they be? That's the thing you know, we we have to have a majority to get where on anything, so I don't. I know it's all possible. Everything's possible. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, I don't believe any of it. Sorry. I'm really jaded right now. Okay. So here's the new, the newest update on the GOP side and that is that they have indeed hired a female attorney, who will they? They will not name good and Gloria Allred. And so basically my tweet in I had two comments. One is that they admit that they can't end or won't do their job, nor do they know how to question women. So they have to hire someone. And then I said, the optics of white men ineptly launching smear accusatory questions at attacks on rape survivors were so scary to the Senate GOP that they are paying a woman lawyer to do the job for them easy. So not only are they unable to do their own job and the contrast between them and the democratic women doing their own job is going to be clear, but they they're using money that we have put in their pockets to pay well, which is unnecessary spending, and this is supposed to be the, we don't like to spend people..
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"Un general assembly's very mad that president trump recognizes reality on the ground that israel is not giving up jerusalem now or should it and so the un general assembly has declared that they are going to pass a resolution oh you betcha a strongly stronglyworded letter and the media are buying into this whole thing and saying a showdown is expected on the floor of the un on thursday according to fox news dot com as countries prepare to vote on a resolution condemning president trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital trump's decision which he announced this month during the speech ordering the state department to begin moving in the us embassy from tel aviv jerusalem wrankled many in the global community critics worry the president's were will inflame tensions who who turkish president recep tayyip erdogan and islamist dictator said on thursday he hopes the us will be taught a lesson during a un vote on the issue and accused trump of seeking countries whose decisions can be bought with dollars said mr trump you cannot by turkey's democratic well with your dollars everyone's wants to talk about the democratic well he's literally arrested hundreds of dozens of people earn on is a dictator turkey used to be an israeli ally suit significant military cooperation between turkey and israel particularly against iran that has died because islamist early one has basically turned the place into an islamist dictatorship in purged the military he's talking about democratic well hannush rally the palestinian spokeswoman miss she came out and she said that the united states is engaging in expert their engaging in black male but there were engaging blackmail because we have said that we're not going to give foreign aid to countries that oppose us on this one and at president trump's at us you gotta love the stones on this guy when he says stuff like this i mean really this is this this takes a pair here's president trump saying listen if they opposes the un goodwill just cut their funding they take hundreds.
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"And i'm ron garage door firefighters in northern california are getting a little optimistic now in their weeklong fight against fires in wine country cal fire incident commander brett gouveia containment percentages are continuing to go up and as i said you yesterday there just small portions now of is almost 100 thousand acres that we have that are still fighting a little bit very confident that we're going to get around these and we're gonna move forward but santa rosa fire chief tony gardner cautions the fire remains dangerous and people still need to heed warnings when were told to evacuate icty everyone to get out this is not a normal fire and we're not going to treat the normal fire so we need everyone out and there's some good news officials say about eight thousand people evacuated from homes in men to sito county have been allowed to return but still tens of thousands of evacuees and other heart he'd counties including napa and sonoma still waiting for permission to go home home the senate takes up the budget resolution this week although a key sponsor is going to be absent the ailing senator thad cochran the chairman of the senate appropriations committee will not be present seventy nine year old mississippi republican has been out for the past four weeks and this has been raising speculation about whether he will be able to participate during the rest of the current session of congress is staff says on only that he is recovering from a year logical issue at home and up until last week was certain that he would return to washington today since republicans have a thin majority in the senate senator cochran's absence could have implications for passage of the two thousand eighteen budget resolution which is a precursor for drafting filibusterproof tax reform legislation linda kenyon capitol hill north korea's deputy un ambassador says the situation on the korean peninsula's reached the touching go point and nuclear war may break out at any moment he told the un general assembly's disarmament committee on monday that the.
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"He just referenced them when he met with micron again in new york at the un general assembly and he said he wants to bring out the us military for a similar military parade on july fourth in the united states but what effect has trump pat i mean fresh public opinion has been luffing own or no for over trump for can with since he became prominent but i think there is a sense of hypocrisy in the french public opinion and of course politicians because they can they of course whatever trump says he's pulling in terms of the scores of new so you can we do we know every everybody knows what he said and what he stands for their problem these two new people to feed a sense of outrage when trump expresses them what's the premise used to views but what he might do in by kohl expresses the same views more sophisticated the more subtle way the new look away don't oakland then but donald trump truly reduce questions because image will cost to show some kind of you know friendship with him and actually has given him some kind of international stature i think it was a mistake to invited me your you'd get him to court good deserve a in actually he should be boycotted the by socalled people sending 4 you know socalled western liberal values of book the fortunate pre people are soon looking up to two donald trump won visual be utterly cottingham turning away from him as we wrap up what do you think is most important for people to under stand about the situation in france right now i think that tuition fronts he's got this week and if he's an impressive will share of individual responsibility and this solution as always we not come from deciding but form from voyles being victims of all decisions if people continue to look of their own of inch with the government will continue to do what he's doing today which means this environment our environment keeping goes for leaving in.
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"Dress the un general assembly tuesday on abc's this week yesterday treasury secretary steve mnuchin said the president's warnings to north korea had to be harsh to get the message across this is not about personality is this is not personal this is about someone who's testing nuclear weapons a hydrogen bomb that was dramatically bigger than any bomb that's been used this is about sending ballistic missiles across japan's airspace these things are not going to be continued to be allowed north korea's leader kim june wound has said president trump would pay dearly for threatening to totally destroy north korea if the us were forced to defend itself or its allies against the north korean attack senator james langford introduces a build today to address the issue of undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children correspondent linda kenyon as details the oklahoma republican tells a local tv stations dillon offer undocumented immigrants currently covered by the deferred action for childhood arrivals or daca program after getting a green card senator langford still comes after the trump administration announced it would end mckie obama era program and also comes after the top house and senate democrats announced in agreement with president donald trump to work out an immigration deal it would include a dhaka fix and tighter border security measures north korea's and make that the presently daca employees earn recipient thakur recipients that is are supposed to be temporarily protected from deportation and can live and work in the united states legally but they do not have a path to permanent legal residence like a green card and senator james langford to introduce a bill today to address the.
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"From npr news in washington i'm jack spear the department of homeland security has provided president trump with recommendations for new restrictions on foreigners travelling to the you watch and bureau's ryan luca says the proposal would replace the administration's controversial travel ban that's been tied up in the courts the trump administration's current travel ban which bars entry to people from six predominantly muslim countries is set to expire sunday the department of homeland security said friday the new restrictions would be targeted and only affect countries that do not meet certain baseline standards for screening travellers to the united states administrator officials say the restrictions will be tailored to each country's specific shortfalls in sharing information with the us but they did not offer details president trump has not made a final decision on whether to implement the new restrictions but officials said there are contingency plans in place if no decision is made by the sunday deadline ryan lucas and bear news washington rush shas foreign minister is calling for cooler heads to prevail in the crisis over north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile tests and bjorge michelle kelemen reports from the united nations or north korea has been a dominant theme this week russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is clearly worried about the rhetoric both the threats from north korea and from present trump who addressed the un general assembly earlier this week mother us through deeds good as she rule we have to calm the hotheads laverov tells reporters we need a pause and some kind of contacts the russian foreign minister says he has no plans to meet his north korean counterpart who's also here to address the un general assembly but he says a diplomatic proposal by russia and china is still on the table to try to revive talks on the denuclearization of the korean penninsula michele kelemen npr news the.
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"The public and senator susan collins of maine is said to be leaning against the gop plan to eliminate the affordable care act that named governor paul a page you joined vice president mike pence in washington today says he supports the republican healthcare measure pouliquen a forty percent increase in premiums tour elderly who are living on fixed incomes you could say what you want in all these organizations say what they want but they got to sit in my seat see people go without insurance the search for survivors continues inside a collapsed building in central mexico as the death toll from this week seven point one magnitude earthquake climbs to two hundred eighty six correspondent mcgown mark as they believe what is going on here is that people on the back side of the building possibly alive gotten some he signatures there that is also where the escape routes were for the building the problem that they have is getting into it on wall street the dow down fifty five points the s p off two i'm anne cates fish this is chad benson join me monday through friday night six tonight ways new degeneration fifteen twenty pale basically it's the dino show of faith london early in a very good way further this we have very unfortunate case i am very that visit in a un general assembly you may cease and i believe in north korea president moon jae in from south korea speaking through a translator it gives you wonder yoga we we always hear about all the other foreign leaders who are are saying bad things about president trump here's here's our ally right next to north korea who's rooting him on seems like a booster all the name calling president calling kim jongun rocket man kim jongun galling president trump a dough jarred which means a senile old man for those rewind to know it shifts trending it's it's going to be a just go ahead look at a new those goods and it's always good to learn new words but aside from calling the names which really cares now mirth korea's threatening to light often test hydrogen bombs in the pacific ocean now i'm pretty sure that's against every single one of those little sanctions the united nations has placed on the little fellow i'm pretty sure i might be wrong not a international lawyer at what point do we stopped making excuses can somebody tell me now why we should.
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"65 h your next chance for this afternoon our kkob albuquerque cbs news i'm dave barrett an executive orders signed calling for sanctions against companies and individuals who would do business with north korea this is aimed at tightening the screws against kim jong owns regime much to wrong north korea has been allowed to abuse the international financial system to facilitate fund for its nuclear weapons and missile programs this is bill rakoff w order shows mr trump means business according to author a north korean expert gordon chang heard trump hurting over there your girth here the un general assembly said it was outrageous for countries to hurry with north korea and so very administration has been going on around the world trying to make sure that various countries do not send money to the dprk chang says the orders also prove that mr trump has many options to consider against pyongyang besides a military one they'll rakoff cbs news washington quite a rescue effort after the quake in mexico cbs's adrienne bard there is at least one girl believed to be alive in the rubble of a collapsed score better family has not been found the mexican marines who coordinate the earthquake rescue announced a special number they're hoping someone will call labour known sequined icing isn't that you know whatever several rescue workers say they heard a girl talking one said she told him her name is sophia at least two hundred forty five people died from tuesday's magnitude seven point one quake hurricane maria strengthening aiming at turks and caicos sustained wins 120 cbs's david begg knows in san juan puerto ricoh there are areas that the island that we cannot access because it's simply too difficult to get there the streets are cluttered with trees and power lines by the way speaking of power the government is projecting the silent could be without electricity for mont distress call went out from a boat missing off puerto rico one man aboard died but a british navy helicopter rescued a woman and two children after the boat capsized it had been adrift in twenty foot waves with winds blowing at one hundred off the coast of eaec his puerto rico texas members of congress in houston looking at the post harvey cleanup some lawmakers clean debris from one family's home house speaker paul ryan says a hurricane relief package is going to be acted on by the.
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"For the un general assembly abc news chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is traveling with the president trump's first address before the united nations is his biggest moment yet on the world stage white house aides are calling it an enormous opportunity addressing nearly every country on the globe including north korea which will be sitting right in the front row the president is expected to call for international cooperation to rein in north korea and iran while also promoting his america first policy happening right now mr trump's personal attorney michael cohen is speaking to the senate intelligence committee about the president's business activities in russia including the building of a trump branded hirei already turned off over documents to congress that show trump signed a nonbinding letter of intent with a russian company to build the skyscraper which would have led to a four milliondollar initial payment to trump to broker the deal cone used a russian board middleman with a criminal record felix seder who wrote in one email to comb bloody are boy can become president of the usa and we can engineer it i will get all of putin's team to buy in on this let's abc news chief investigative correspondent brian ross the new york times reporting that an investigator working for special counsel robert muller is threatened to indict former trump campaign chairman paul manafort of in category five hurricane in as many weeks we are hearing about widespread devastation across the island's dominika in guadeloupe puerto rico and the us virgin islands are also in marie is path how the storm could affect the mainland us however isn't clear we can say with some confidence that floor while not get hit by hurricane murray of what its way too soon to say that the east east coast and especially the carolinas are in the allclear abc senior meterologist rob marciano in san juan puerto rico you're listening to abc news stay connected stay informed this is 20 minutes of nonstop news komo news.
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"Radio z mentioned its un general assembly week here in the yorker making fun of the a traffic put a big deal here is more than a hundred heads of state world leaders descend on new york for meetings and dinners and the like and of course president trump in town scheduled to address the un general assembly tomorrow for the first time a congressman j former congressman jane harman with us here now in our bloomberg studios set for congress will now a president woodrow wilson center in washington dc great to have you with us what are you gonna be listening for tomorrow this is a big deal suffice to say to have this audience to be in that a space where you can be listening four from the president tomorrow well this is a chance for him to recalibrate his foreign policy i i i think his inaugural speech was disappointing and here's a chance on a world stage with world leaders for him to stand much more visionary and helpful and he should take a chance to take the opportunity in my view is also having side meetings with all kinds of folks europeans africans and he's having lunch with the heads of south korea and japan on thursday north korea will be the top of his agenda and again north korea is an national problem it's not just an american problem and he needs to make the sales to the whole world about why we should work together to contain north korea's missiles and nukes what's your ears sense of how he regards that the united nations at this point how important it is to him and his foreign policy portfolio i do note that uh nikki haley us ambassador to the un a front and center perhaps even more so than hip and his secretary state talking about global issues including the the north korea crisis as well have you seen in evolution in his thinking about this multilateral institution italy's well he made a terrific choice in nikki haley who knew that the governor of south carolina mlive be such a star on un state but she is however on my understanding is he's cutting her staff in half and this will be a place where he announces rolling back us foreign age as a member of congress i always amazed when my constituents would say fifty percent of the budget goes to foreign aid well excuse me it's less than 1 percent.