Fort Myers and other southwest Florida cities are digging out days after Hurricane Ian left behind a trail of destruction. In an interview with CNN, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin warns Russia against using nuclear weapons in Ukraine. The military has taken over the government of Burkina Faso for the second time this year. Texas gubernatorial candidates debate just weeks ahead of the midterm elections. And some are snickering at Tesla's new robot prototype. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
The BBC'S New York correspondent, Michelle Fleury explains the IMF's concerns about the new fiscal measures adopted by the UK. Mark Sobel, a former US treasury official who is now chair of OMFIF a think tank, highlights the importance of sterling to the global economy. Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki has reacted to the gas leaks from Russian-controlled pipelines, describing the damage as an act of sabotage. But the US Secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, takes a more cautious approach. The leader of the opposition party in the UK, Sir Keir Starmer, has announced a new Labour policy for tackling climate change - setting up a state-owned energy company - called Great British Energy. We speak to Jacob Schlandt, a journalist based in Germany about the effects of the leak on the markets. As Florida braces for Hurricane Ian, Cathy Perkins, the Director of Pinellas County Emergency Management talks to us about the situation. Food delivery drivers in Brazil are facing hard times trying to save a mere 3 dollars extra a day on fuel. BBC journalist, Agustina Latourrette speaks to some of them. Paris Fashion Week is back in the French capital with a bang. The BBC's Bisi Adebayo caught up with Lucy Maguire, a reporter for Vogue Business who's at the show in Paris.
My dad was a stamp collector and it bored me to tears. Look at this one from England. It's the Queen's head …dad. Can I go outside?Janet Yellen and I have the same relationship with stamps. She the US Secretary of the Treasury… you'll find her signature on the dollar bill. And she does not collect stamps.But somehow… everybody thinks she does. Yellen inherited her mom's stamp collection. She has little interest… but she had to list the stamps as an asset on her financial disclosure forms. So for years… every time she meets a foreign ambassador… they give Janet Yellen a stamp. Indonesia even created a stamp with Janet Yellen's portrait. Still not her thing.Yellen was even invited to join the most prestigious stamp collecting club in the world… the Club De Monte Carlo even boasted Queen Elizabeth as a member. When Yellen got the invitation…she said no.So a note to foreign ambassadors. May I suggest instead of gifting the Treasure Secretary Stamps… give her live chickens. The inflation she's fighting has hit the price of eggs the hardest. … so she'll appreciate the free omelets. Plus the every time she cleans the coop… it'll remind her where the economy's going.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jonny Gould hosts the biggest international stories this week. We cover the UN General Assembly and Security Council meetings in New York, the fracking moratorium lifted in the UK and the start of work on the Karish gas field in the Med between Israel and Lebanon. It's also the second anniversary of the Abraham Accords with continuing negotations over the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and growing civil protests in Iran. The bulletin also includes two exclusive interviews with Jason Greenblatt, author of President Trump's Peace Plan and Jon Medved, OurCrowd CEO. Additionally, there is audio interview actuality with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, UK Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, UK opposition climate spokesman and former Labour leader Ed Miliband.
On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security and Michael Herson of American Defense International. Topics: — Update on National Defense Authorization Act and continuing resolution as lawmakers gear up for campaign season — Congressional support for additional Ukraine aid — Impact of former President Trump's legal woes on support among Republican lawmakers and the party's base — Vladimir Putin's move to annex Donbas and Luhansk as well as renewed nuclear threat to deter further US and European support for Ukraine and half Kyiv's efforts to regain its territory — Whether Putin's gambit will prevent Western aid or Ukraine's advance, or the call up of 300,000 reservists will change the course of the war given poor Russian leadership and morale — World leaders' response to Putin at the United Nation's annual General Assembly meeting — How Washington and its allies can deter Putin from using nuclear or unconventional weapons or respond should he do so — The failure to deter Russia from invading Ukraine, precipitating an expensive war, and how it should change the approach to deterring China from moving against Taiwan — President Biden's latest unambiguous declaration that the United States will defend Taiwan if Beijing invades — Meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to address mounting Taiwan and other tensions on sidelines of UN General Assembly gathering — UN report on North Korean nuclear weapons and strategic missiles — The message the port visit of the USS Ronald Reagan to Busan sends to Pyongyang and Beijing — The outlook for the Iranian regime in the wake of mass demonstrations following the death of a 16-year-old girl who was killed by the government's religious police for wearing her hijab too loosely — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Yerevan, becoming the highest ranking American official to visit Armenia since its independence, and subsequent cease fire after Azerbaijan's latest attack on Armenia
We start this evening with a few choice words US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had for Russian President Vladimir Putin during a UN Security Council meeting today. The US says it's sanctioning Iran's morality police following the death of a woman in custody who allegedly violated the country's modesty laws. An abortion ban in Indiana that went into effect last week has been blocked until a legal challenge to the law plays out in court. Hurricane Fiona is making its way north towards Bermuda and Canada, and residents are bracing for the Category 4 storm. Plus, a long-overdue official map of US time zones is in the making.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Top stories this morning... The US Secretary of State has strongly condemned Russia's mobilization of extra troops to fight in Ukraine, at a UN Security Council Meeting Thousands of Russians are fleeing their country following that mobilisation announcement A strong 5-point-8 earthquake near the Marlbrough's French Pass was felt across the country last night, we'll speak to GNS. We hear from the parents of Rory Nairn, who died from myocarditis caused by the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. And we look ahead to the All Black's test match against Australuia at Eden park.
In this episode Darren picks up on a comment Allan has made several times on the podcast (including the previous episode) about the need for the Australian government to make a formal statement on China. To Allan this is a statement of the obvious, but the two find a surprising amount to disagree upon on the merits of the Prime Minister or Foreign Minister giving a major speech on Australia's relationship with China. Allan outlines the benefits and how a speech might be structured, while Darren worries about the risks, and contrasts different approaches in speeches from the US Secretary of State and the Singaporean Prime Minister. The episode concludes by noting the death of Australia's Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II, and some thoughts on the role of the monarch in Australian foreign policy. We thank Atikah Mekki for audio editing and Rory Stenning for composing our theme music. Relevant links OHCHR Assessment of human rights concerns in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, 31 August 2022: https://www.ohchr.org/en/documents/country-reports/ohchr-assessment-human-rights-concerns-xinjiang-uyghur-autonomous-region Penny Wong, “Human rights concerns in Xinjiang”, Ministerial Statement, 1 September 2022: https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/penny-wong/statements/human-rights-concerns-xinjiang Chinese Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on the Ministerial statement on human rights in Xinjiang by DFAT, 6 September 2022: http://au.china-embassy.gov.cn/eng/sghdxwfb_1/202209/t20220906_10762674.htm Stuart Doran, “Australia refused to endorse China's claim to Taiwan in 1972 because it foresaw a time like this”, ASPI Strategist, 7 September 2022: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/australia-refused-to-endorse-chinas-claim-to-taiwan-in-1972-because-it-foresaw-a-time-like-this/ Secretary Blinken Speech: The Administration's Approach to the People's Republic of China, Washington DC, 26 May 2022: https://au.usembassy.gov/secretary-blinken-speech-the-administrations-approach-to-the-peoples-republic-of-china/ PM Lee Hsien Loong at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2019, 31 May 2019: https://www.pmo.gov.sg/Newsroom/PM-Lee-Hsien-Loong-at-the-IISS-Shangri-La-Dialogue-2019 European Commission and HR/VP contribution to the European Council, “EU-China – A strategic outlook”, 12 March 2019: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/communication-eu-china-a-strategic-outlook.pdf Scott Morrison, “Speech at Chinese-Australian Community Event”, 4 October 2018: https://china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/181005pmspeech.html Andrew Sullivan, “An icon, not an idol”, The Weekly Dish (Substack), 10 September 2022: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/an-icon-not-an-idol-71f The rest is politics (podcast): https://shows.acast.com/the-rest-is-politics Mark Harrison, “Correspondence: Sleepwalk to war - Quarterly Essay”, 10 September 2022: https://twitter.com/mhar4/status/1568467164616871937?s=12&t=KFYS6frsFPq3VstL5iW0iQ Rory Medcalf, “Correspondence: Sleepwalk to war - Quarterly Essay”, 8 September 2022: https://nsc.crawford.anu.edu.au/department-news/20571/sleepwalk-war-correspondence Kevin Rudd, “Correspondence: Sleepwalk to war - Quarterly Essay”, 8 September 2022: https://www.kevinrudd.com/media/correspondence-sleepwalk-to-war-quarterly-essay Sam Lim MP, First Speech to Parliament, 6 September 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gEYwSAjaeM Dai Le MP, First Speech to Parliament, 6 September 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORkHpdYZezY Keith Wolahan MP, First Speech to Parliament, 6 September 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iCPnV2sIw4
Condemnation of Moscow has continued to build after the discovery of more than four hundred bodies in a newly-recaptured area of Ukraine. The European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell accused Russian forces of inhuman behaviour. The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said Russia has behaved "horrifically." Also in the programme: bank heists in Lebanon; and the relationship between Wales and the monarchy. (PHOTO: Ukrainian emergency workers prepare to exhume bodies from graves in Izyum. CREDIT:EPA/OLEG PETRASYUK)
In anticipation of the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian talks convened by the US Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014, Sam Bahour and Dr Tony Klug called for a new international strategy to replace failed peace negotiations, based on a vision of the endgame and the principle of equality. In a co-authored article, they proposed that, after half a century, Israel should be required to choose between recognizing a Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza within a brief deadline or granting full and equal citizenship rights to everyone within its jurisdiction until there is a solution. In this webinar, they will explain how they individually and collectively arrived at this proposal and what they believe its merits to be.
This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, George Galloway, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba. http://youthspeaksout.net/swr220916.mp3 (29:00) From JAPAN- Japanese PM Fumio Kishida will attend the UN General Assembly next week to express his views and attend a meeting on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. At the opening of a new session, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres spoke on the growing geo-strategic divisions. South Korea fined Google and Meta platforms for privacy law violations. Iran is set to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization- at the meeting in Uzbekistan the leaders of China and Russia met on the sidelines, agreeing to work together as fellow major or super powers. From GEORGE GALLOWAY- George Galloways Mother Of All Talk Shows. His guest is University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Richard Wolff, discussing the economic crisis in the US and Europe. Why is the US inflation rate reportedly much lower than EU countries, are European economies being sacrificed because of the war in Ukraine, and how permanent is the American empire? From GERMANY- In Sweden far-right parties edged out the left in parliamentary elections, the first major shift since the 1930s. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of stimulating hostilities. From CUBA- At a rally in front of the US Embassy in Mexico City, Julian Assange's family demanded his release as US Secretary of State Blinken arrived. The death of Queen Elizabeth has rekindled the long running debate about British colonialism. On September 11th the world remembered the 1973 military coup in Chile supported by the US government and the CIA.
King Charles III has addressed the United Kingdom as it mourns the loss of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Before the address, he met with the British prime minister and the public today, shaking hands and even being kissed on the cheek by one woman. It is the first full day of his reign and a new era for Great Britain. Church bells rang out across a nation in mourning and gun salutes were fired to honor the Queen's 96 years. Across the world, national monuments have been lit up in tribute to Queen Elizabeth and newspapers have dedicated their front pages to mark her passing. Joining the show today are the Queen's former Communications Director Simon Lewis; former British PM Tony Blair; former US Secretary of State John Kerry; US presidential historian and biographer Jon Meacham.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
The United States announce more aid for Ukraine, bringing the total to more than $14 billion since U.S. President Joe Biden took office. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes an unannounced trip to Kyiv. And an update on Ukrainian counteroffensives.
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Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Marshall Islands Chinese pair plotted mini state in Pacific nation Final suspect in Canada stabbings dies after arrest Canadian mass stabbing suspect arrested US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes an unannounced trip to Ukraine Blinken, in Kyiv, unveils 2B in US military aid for Europe Bay Area cities lost power due to miscommunication, say state regulators Ukraine war US approves 2.6bn in new aid New malaria vaccine is world changing, say scientists Royal Family First day at school for George, Charlotte and Louis Prashant Pitti EaseMyTrip co founder sparks debate over quitting etiquette Washington hits back at desperate Putin after he slammed U.S. dictatorship West Michigan man recovering after Alaska grizzly bear attack Snapchat removes Maori tattoo filters after outcry Energy bills Truss unveils plan to cap typical energy bill at 2,500 Climate change Europes warm summer shatters records Barack and Michelle Obama unveil official portraits in White House ceremony Trump blasts FBI over seizure of medical, tax records, likens action to Days of the Soviet Union UN sees life expectancy, education and income fall Top Las Vegas Official Arrested In Stabbing Death Of Reporter
Morse code transcription: vvv vvv West Michigan man recovering after Alaska grizzly bear attack Blinken, in Kyiv, unveils 2B in US military aid for Europe Barack and Michelle Obama unveil official portraits in White House ceremony Top Las Vegas Official Arrested In Stabbing Death Of Reporter UN sees life expectancy, education and income fall Energy bills Truss unveils plan to cap typical energy bill at 2,500 Trump blasts FBI over seizure of medical, tax records, likens action to Days of the Soviet Union Ukraine war US approves 2.6bn in new aid Climate change Europes warm summer shatters records Final suspect in Canada stabbings dies after arrest US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes an unannounced trip to Ukraine Snapchat removes Maori tattoo filters after outcry Royal Family First day at school for George, Charlotte and Louis Bay Area cities lost power due to miscommunication, say state regulators Washington hits back at desperate Putin after he slammed U.S. dictatorship Canadian mass stabbing suspect arrested Marshall Islands Chinese pair plotted mini state in Pacific nation Prashant Pitti EaseMyTrip co founder sparks debate over quitting etiquette New malaria vaccine is world changing, say scientists
Morse code transcription: vvv vvv US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes an unannounced trip to Ukraine Trump blasts FBI over seizure of medical, tax records, likens action to Days of the Soviet Union Washington hits back at desperate Putin after he slammed U.S. dictatorship West Michigan man recovering after Alaska grizzly bear attack UN sees life expectancy, education and income fall Bay Area cities lost power due to miscommunication, say state regulators Ukraine war US approves 2.6bn in new aid Final suspect in Canada stabbings dies after arrest Barack and Michelle Obama unveil official portraits in White House ceremony Prashant Pitti EaseMyTrip co founder sparks debate over quitting etiquette Marshall Islands Chinese pair plotted mini state in Pacific nation Climate change Europes warm summer shatters records Blinken, in Kyiv, unveils 2B in US military aid for Europe Top Las Vegas Official Arrested In Stabbing Death Of Reporter Energy bills Truss unveils plan to cap typical energy bill at 2,500 Royal Family First day at school for George, Charlotte and Louis Canadian mass stabbing suspect arrested Snapchat removes Maori tattoo filters after outcry New malaria vaccine is world changing, say scientists
The United States announce more aid for Ukraine, bringing the total to more than $14 billion since U.S. President Joe Biden took office. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes an unannounced trip to Kyiv. And an update on Ukrainian counteroffensives.
WORKSHOP 01 | SEEING, BELIEVING & MEASURING The Art of Online Political Persuasion in the 2020s With ALLAN PIPER, filmmaker, editor, strategist & AMAR PURI, Senior Digital Director, SpakeMedia House. This is the first in a series of workshops on NARRATIVE SHIFT IN THE DIGITAL AGE developed in collaboration with INEQUALITY MEDIA (https://www.inequalitymedia.org/) and inspired by the webinar on the topic given by former US Secretary for Labor, ROBERT REICH, with INEQUALITY MEDIA in May 2022 and hosted by the ATLANTIC INSTITUTE (https://on.soundcloud.com/HRQE). The ATLANTIC INSTITUTE is based in Oxford, England and works to promote connection and collaboration among Fellows (www.atlanticfellows.org/) from the seven Atlantic equity-focused programs around the world in the pursuit of fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.
Marty Walsh, US Secretary of Labor, expects payrolls to keep rising despite Fed rate increases. Randy Kroszner, University of Chicago Booth School Professor of Economics & Former Fed Governor, says the labor force participation rate is consistent with where the Fed wants to go. Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock Portfolio Manager of the Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund, says today's jobs report is a bit of a sigh of relief for equity markets. Michael Purves, Tallbacken Founder & CEO, discusses whether he expects the corporate earnings machine to continue to perform. Tiffany Wilding, PIMCO Chief U.S. Economist, describes why the prime age participation rate is coming more into focus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
WORKSHOP 02 | VIRAL MOMENTS & HACKING THE ALGORITHMS Social Media as a Vehicle for Change With HEATHER KINLAW LOFTHOUSE, Executive Director, Inequality Media & MICHAEL LAHANAS-CALDERON, Digital Strategist & Operations Manager, Inequality Media. This is the second in a series of workshops on NARRATIVE SHIFT IN THE DIGITAL AGE developed in collaboration with INEQUALITY MEDIA (https://www.inequalitymedia.org/) and inspired by the webinar on the topic given by former US Secretary for Labor, ROBERT REICH, with INEQUALITY MEDIA in May 2022 and hosted by the ATLANTIC INSTITUTE (https://on.soundcloud.com/HRQE). The ATLANTIC INSTITUTE is based in Oxford, England and works to promote connection and collaboration among Fellows (www.atlanticfellows.org/) from the seven Atlantic equity-focused programs around the world in the pursuit of fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.
WORKSHOP 03 | SHIFTING HEALTH NARRATIVES IN AFRICA SPEAKER: DR IFEANYI NSOFOR, Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity MODERATOR: KATHERINE BOND, Partnership Lead, Atlantic Institute This is the third and last in a series of workshops on NARRATIVE SHIFT IN THE DIGITAL AGE developed in collaboration with INEQUALITY MEDIA (https://www.inequalitymedia.org/) and inspired by the webinar on the topic given by former US Secretary for Labor, ROBERT REICH, with INEQUALITY MEDIA in May 2022 and hosted by the ATLANTIC INSTITUTE (https://on.soundcloud.com/HRQE). The ATLANTIC INSTITUTE is based in Oxford, England and works to promote connection and collaboration among Fellows (www.atlanticfellows.org/) from the seven Atlantic equity-focused programs around the world in the pursuit of fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.
US Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, sits down with Mark Benigni, Superintendent at Meriden Public Schools, on July 13th, 2022 for a fireside chat at the Institute for Education Innovation's Summer Symposium in Newport, RI. Doug Roberts, CEO and Founder of IEI, moderates a QA between IEI members and Dr. Cardona.
Thabo Mdluli is in in conversation with Associate Professor of International Relations at University of Johannesburg David Monyae discussing how the synergy between Africa and the United States look like now and how does it help drive growth for the African continent. This follows the visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to South AfricaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Sierra Leone, at least 27 people are known to have died, Six of them police officers during violent protests in the capital, Freetown, and other towns in the north of the country on Wednesday; The US Secretary of State tries to soothe tensions between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo; More than 800 prisoners are set free following a prison break in the DRC. We look at who may be behind it and why; Can South Africa develop its growing cannabis industry fairly and profitably? Kenyan comedienne Elsa Majimbo talks about fame and the people who inspire her. You can listen to the Focus on Africa edition edited by Elsa here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172ydvmchjtv8r This edition of Africa Today is edited by Hassan Arouni, produced by Marco Oriunto and presented by Audrey Brown.
Hundreds of Kenyans rush to collect national identification cards necessary to cast their vote, while many others experience travel woes on the eve of the country's general elections. Observers highlight a few issues ahead of the polls as the Electoral Commission suspends voting in four areas over ballot paper issues. Plus some Kenyans tell us about the panic-buying that's now started. Also, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, is the latest international diplomat on a charm offensive to woo the continent.. We hear from South Africa. And Ethiopia's Rophnan, DJ turned musician fuses electronic with traditional sounds.
On the heels of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to Africa, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also heads to Africa. His itinerary takes him to South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. And the popular imagination about how wars end is often what the United States experienced with World War II, with cheering crowds and definitive winners and losers. But that's not typical. A five-part series explores various conflicts around the world to better understand how wars end. And fighting in Gaza between Palestinian militants and Israel over the weekend led to the killing of dozens of Palestinians, including 15 children. Israelis were also injured in the fighting. Plus, South African singer Moonchild Sanelly gets a boost from Beyoncé.
This year's convention saw an amazing roster of speakers -- labor leaders, entertainers, elected officials, activists and even the First Lady of the United States -- who all took the stage to share inspirational messages of hope and power. In this episode you will hear highlights from: US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Senator Elizabeth Warren, AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler, Amazon union leader Chris Smalls, First Lady Jill Biden, Senator Ed Markey, Gun safety activists David Hogg, RuQuon Brown and Sarah Lerner, Chief Medical Officer of Cook County Health Claudia Fegan, Representative Ayanna Pressley, Ukrainian Labor Union leader Olga Chabaniuk, and Representative Val Demings.
China held large scale live-fire military drills in six zones around Taiwan, while the US Secretary of State met with the ASEAN ministers in Cambodia. Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orbán is scheduled to speak at a conservative conference in Texas. The Reduce Inflation Act making its way through congress could help lower prescription drug prices.
US basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted this morning in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between the two world powers. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time US Olympic champion and a eight-time all star with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, listened with a blank expression as an interpreter translated the verdict by Judge Anna Sotnikova. The judge also fined 1 million rubles (NZ $25,000) fine. US President Joe Biden denounced the verdict and sentence as "unacceptable." "I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates," Biden said, adding that he would continue to work to bring home Griner and Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia on an espionage conviction. Earlier in the session, with a conviction all but certain, an emotional Griner made a final appeal to the court for leniency. She said she had no intention to break the law by bringing vape cartridges with cannabis oil when she flew to Moscow in February to play basketball in the city of Yekaterinburg. "I want to apologise to my teammates, my club, my fans and the city of [Yekaterinburg] for my mistake that I made and the embarrassment that I brought on them," Griner said, her voice cracking. "I want to also apologise to my parents, my siblings, the Phoenix Mercury organisation back at home, the amazing women of the WNBA, and my amazing spouse back at home." Attention will turn to the possibility of a high-stakes prisoner swap that was proposed last week by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to his Russian counterpart. Griner said she made "an honest mistake" in bringing the vape cartridges into Russia, adding: "I hope in your ruling it does not end my life." Griner said Yekaterinburg, a city east of the Ural Mountains, had become her "second home." "I had no idea that the team, the cities, the fans, my teammates would make such a great impression on me over the 6 1/2 years that I spent here," she said. "I remember vividly coming out of the gym and all the little girls that were in the stands there waiting on me, and that's what kept making me come back here." WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted in a court room in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia. Photo / AP Prosecutor Nikolai Vlasenko insisted that Griner packed the cannabis oil deliberately, but lawyers for Griner have sought to bolster her contention that she had no criminal intent and that the canisters ended up in her luggage by mistake. They presented character witnesses from the Yekaterinburg team that she plays for in the WNBA offseason and written testimony from a doctor who said he prescribed her cannabis for pain treatment from injuries sustained in her basketball career. Her lawyer, Maria Blagovolina, argued that Griner used the cannabis only in Arizona, where medical marijuana is legal. She emphasised that Griner was packing in haste after a grueling flight and suffering from the consequences of Covid-19. Blagovolina also pointed out that the analysis of cannabis found in Griner's possession was flawed and violated legal procedures. Blagovolina asked the court to acquit Griner, noting that she had no past criminal record and hailing her role in "the development of Russian basketball." Another defense attorney, Alexander Boykov, emphasised Griner's role in taking her Yekaterinburg team to win multiple championships, noting that she was loved and admired by her teammates. He told the judge that a conviction would undermine Russia's efforts to develop national sports and make Moscow's call to depoliticise sports sound shallow. Boykov added that even after her arrest, Griner won the sympathy of both her guards and prison inmates, who supported her by shouting, "Brittney, everything will be OK!" when she went on walks at the jail. Before her trial began in July, the State Department designated her as "wrongfully detained," moving her case under the supervision of its special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, effectively the government's chief hostage negotiator. Then last week, in an extraordinary move, Blinken spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, urging him to accept a deal under which Griner and Whelan would go free. The Lavrov-Blinken call marked the highest-level known contact between Washington and Moscow since Russia sent troops into Ukraine more than five months ago. The direct outreach over Griner is at odds with US efforts to isolate the Kremlin. People familiar with the proposal say it envisions trading Griner and Whelan for the notorious arms trader Viktor Bout, who is serving a prison sentence in the United States. It underlines the public pressure that the White House has faced to get Griner released. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that Russia has made a "bad faith" response to the US government's offer, a counteroffer that American officials don't regard as serious. She declined to elaborate. Russian officials have scoffed at US statements about the case, saying they show a disrespect for Russian law. They remained poker-faced, urging Washington to discuss the issue through "quiet diplomacy without releases of speculative information." - APSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The US Government says the Taliban has grossly violated the agreement reached between the two countries ahead of its withdrawal last year, by sheltering the leader of terror group Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri in Kabul. Al-Zawahri, who was one of the masterminds of the 2001September 11 terror attacks, was killed in an American drone strike at the weekend, while standing on a balcony. The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, says it's a violation of the agreement struck between the Taliban and the US before they withdrew their troops almost one year ago, where Kabul committed to not provide a safe haven for Al Qaeda to plan further attacks. Colin P. Clarke is a counterterrorism analyst and Director of Research at the a security consulting firm, The Soufan Group. He said the attack would be seen as a major victory for U.S. interests.
*) US kills top Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri President Joe Biden has announced that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan. The president said in an evening address from the White House that US intelligence officials tracked Zawahiri to a home in downtown Kabul where he had been hiding out with his family. Zawahiri and the better-known Osama bin Laden had together plotted the 9/11 attacks. Biden said his death delivered justice and hopefully “one more measure of closure” to families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. *) Russia uses Ukraine's nuclear plant as 'shield' – US The US has said Russia is using Ukraine's biggest nuclear power plant as a "nuclear shield" by stationing troops there, preventing Ukrainian forces from returning fire and risking a terrible nuclear accident. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters that "of course the Ukrainians cannot fire back lest there be a terrible accident involving the nuclear plant". He spoke after nuclear non-proliferation talks at the UN in New York on Monday. The US also announced a new tranche of weapons for Ukraine's forces fighting Russia, including ammunition for rocket launchers and artillery guns. *) UN chief warns of 'nuclear annihilation' UN head Antonio Guterres has warned that a misunderstanding could spark nuclear destruction. The statement came after the United States, Britain and France urged Russia to stop "its dangerous nuclear rhetoric and behaviour". Guterres warned that the world faced "a nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War". *) US Pelosi's 'provocative' Taiwan visit to undermine ties – China US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan will undermine relations between China and the US, China's UN ambassador has said. Pelosi is set to visit Taiwan today, three sources said after the US said it would not be intimidated by Chinese warnings to “never sit idly by" if she made it there. Zhang Jun told a news conference on Monday that "such a visit is apparently very much dangerous, very much provocative". *) California: Largest blaze of the year claims lives as thousands evacuate California's largest wildfire this year has claimed two lives after exploding in size over the weekend and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Firefighters in the state's north battled to gain control of the McKinney Fire on Monday. Whipped up by strong winds and lightning storms, the fire ripped through the state's dry terrain on Sunday.
The US Secretary of State urged the Russian Foreign Minister to accept the US's proposal to free Britney Griner and Paul Whelan. CBS News Correspondent Pamela Falk has the details of the conversation.
The United States says it's made a "substantial" offer to Russia to release Americans detained there. The US Secretary of State has announced he'll raise the matter with his Russian counterpart when they speak for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine.
The future of the 21st Century could be decided in the coming months. That's the view of Secretary Leon Panetta former US Secretary of Defence. Secretary Panetta speaks to Magellan's Head of Macro and co-Portfolio Manager of the Global Equity Strategy, Arvid Streimann, about geopolitics and the challenges for democracies globally. It is a wide-ranging and thought-provoking interview about the place in history in which we find ourselves.
The World Health Organization says monkeypox is now a global health emergency. The new declaration comes as infections surge in 75 countries, with 5 deaths and more than 16,000 cases reported so far. It's one of three health emergencies the world is facing right now, along with the coronavirus pandemic and polio – with the US reporting its first new case of polio in almost a decade. To discuss the state of global public health, how concerned we should be, and who is most vulnerable, epidemiologist Anne Rimoin joins the show. Also on today's show: International Atomic Energy Agency head Rafael Grossi; former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
First, Jake goes one-on-one with January 6 Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney on whether she believes the investigation has successfully made the case that former President Trump committed crimes. Plus, faced with the prospect of losing her seat over her work on the committee, Jake asks Cheney if it was all worth it. Next, Jake talks to Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan about Republicans' decision to nominate Trump-backed election denier Dan Cox to succeed him, and gets his reaction to learning how Trump did nothing to stop the violence at the Capitol while Hogan fielded desperate calls from congressional leaders and mobilized police and National Guard units. Then, Jake speaks exclusively to US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about the Biden administration's efforts to contain the spread of monkeypox in the United States. Plus, Buttigieg responds to a Republican senator saying that codifying same-sex marriage protections is a “stupid waste of time.” To close, the panel discusses the impact the January six hearings are having on GOP voters and whether former President Trump's hold on the party is weakening. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
On Monday's Mark Levin Show, the liberals in the media are upset with Mark for speaking the truth about Biden and the Democrats sabotaging our economy and our energy industry. The left within the media treat climate activism like a religion as they advance intersectionality. Then, a 22-year-old Good Samaritan with a handgun stopped a mass shooting at an Indiana mall. It is yet another example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun, compared to new details emerging in the ultimate failure with law enforcement in Uvalde. Later, all-sides-ism once known as objectivity is coming into question in a new Pew Research poll, yet the media views their job as the editors of truth as opposed to the reporters of it. Afterward, Iran has threatened to assassinate former President Donald Trump and former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Interestingly the media hasn't reported on that but they sure are focused on Steve Bannon and the upcoming January 6th hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
China insists on its neutrality in the war on the territory of Ukraine, and the US Secretary of State accuses the country of supporting Russia. Leonid Petrov, dean of the International College of Management in Sydney and a research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, comments on the situation. - Китай настаивает на своем нейтралитете в войне на территории Украины, а госсекретарь США обвиняет страну в поддержке России. Ситуацию прокомментировал востоковед Леонид Петров, декан Международного Колледжа менеджмента в Сиднее и научный сотрудник Австралийского Национального университета в Канберре.
LA County is ramping up its distribution of the Monkeypox Vaccine with a targeted approach due to the limited number of vaccines. And thousands of California tenants denied pandemic rent relief may get another chance. Details on The California Report. National Native News reports on the investigation by US Secretary of Interior Deb Haalland into US Indian Boarding Schools and their impacts on native communities. We close with A walk in the Park.
Neoconservative ex CIA Director and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted NATO seeks to prevent a “Russian-Chinese axis” and “pan-Eurasian colossus.” Benjamin Norton analyzes a speech in which Pompeo outlines Washington's imperial strategy in the new cold war, to maintain “economic hegemony” and control over fossil fuels and other resources. Read more at https://multipolarista.com/2022/06/30/nato-eurasia-us-hegemony-mike-pompeo
First, Jake goes one-on-one with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on what the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade will mean for her state, whether Biden is doing enough on abortion rights, whether the Senate should lift the filibuster to codify Roe into law, and if Netflix and Disney should pull their businesses from Georgia in their opposition to the so-called ‘heartbeat' abortion ban. Next, Jake interviews Secretary of State Antony Blinken live from the G7 Summit in Krun, Germany. They discuss the international political reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, whether Russia is winning its tactical war against Ukraine after failing strategically, the G7's ban on $19 billion of Russian gold imports and the possible prisoner swap being negotiated to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home from Russia. After, Jake goes one-on-one with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his reaction to the US overturning Roe v. Wade, his view of American democracy after January 6, how a Russian victory in Ukraine would be 'absolutely catastrophic', and the six-year milestone since Brexit. Is Britain better off? To close: Has the ‘American experiment' begun to fail? Jake reflects on how America's institutions have held up against the insurrection, fake elector plots and former president Trump's pressure campaign on officials to ‘find' extra votes in the states he lost in 2020. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss all the action at the Summit of the Americas this past week. Rania's BreakThrough News team and attendees of a competing grassroots summit, the People's Summit For Democracy, were on the ground protesting and confronting officials, like US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. ***WANT EPISODES RIGHT WHEN THEY POST? Patrons get access to episodes on Friday. Become a patron at Patreon.com/UnauthorizedDisclosure***
Last year the remains of 215 children were found in unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children in British Columbia. The news was shocking, but among Indigenous people of Canada and survivors of the country's boarding school system, it was not a surprise. For generations there had been stories of children taken away from their parents never to be heard from again. Those who did return told of neglect, abuse, and forced assimilation. It's a brutal history that the United States and Canada share. Shortly after the unmarked graves were found in Canada, US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland called for an investigation into US boarding schools. Her first report, released last week, identified more than 400 institutions operated or supported by the US government. At 53 of these schools, there are marked and unmarked burial sites with the remains of children who died there.We hear stories from some of the survivors of the boarding schools and speak with Secretary Haaland about the ongoing investigation and a year-long listening tour to bear witness to survivors and facilitate healing. This episode contains discussions of child abuse that some listeners may find disturbing.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at email@example.com.
Charlie welcomes to the show former federal prosecutor, former national security council member, and former chief of staff to the acting US Secretary of Defense during the Trump Administration, Kash Patel, who is also the author of the nation's number 1 selling children's book, "The Plot Against the King." If you're confused or struggling to keep up with the current details of the Durham Investigation, Kash and Charlie walk through the entire plot from beginning to end. Kash then outlines why in his expert opinion, Durham is conducting his investigation in such a wise and strategic manner, including by starting his prosecution with Clinton lawyer, Michael Sussman. What is Durham's strategy exactly behind his prosecution of a formerly obscure attorney instead of someone who is more high profile? Kash also reveals his new Times Square add that will run 100s of times a day to promote DurhamWatch.org forcing the left to see the content in the middle of their biggest stronghold. Also, why is Kash focused on Andy McCabe and Peter Strzok? Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, promising to gradually re-establish a diplomatic presence in Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron won a second term, beating far right candidate Marine Le Pen with 58 percent of the vote. And, workers at an Amazon sorting facility in Staten Island begin voting on unionization today.