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Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
of what their country was come to represent under george w. bush. obama promised to change at home and abroad. he brought an end to the war in iraq. he said u.s. combat forces would pull out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. and he promised to decimate al qaeda. >> after a firefight, they killed osama bin laden and took custody of his body. we can say to those families who lost loved ones to al qaeda's terror justice has been done. >> some argue obama has not met expectations in the mideast. he faced persistent trouble with a come dominant region in iran. still he has focused foreign policy to make it more multilateral. part of what he calls a broader shift. >> after a decade in which we fought two wars that cost us dearly, the united states is turning to the vast potential of the asia pacific region. >> obama turned his attention at home to pushing through health care reform, something president after president had tried to do. he succeeded with what became known as obama care, the most significant overhaul since medicare and medicaid in the 1960s. he pushed to shore up banks aft
KCSMMHZ
Nov 10, 2011 6:00am PST
presidential office announced the incumbent prime minister, george papandreau's intention to resign on monday. the new prime minister and the ministers of the coalition government will be sworn in on friday. >>> the tokyo stock exchange has put olympus on a supervisory watch list. that is what it costs investors about trading company's shares. it is reaction to an announcement by the spokes the object equipment maker embroiled in a scandal involving corporate buy-out concealing massive losses. and the company was placed on the watch list after announcing it will miss the legal deadline next monday to release the latest earnings report. olympus employees have been compiling data on the first half of this fiscal year. the company's spokes people say they have to wait for the outcome of an ongoing third-party investigation before they release the report. olympus' cover up of massive loss s is being scrutinized. the tokyo stock exchange respse will play out in two stages. as we mentioned, olympus is now on a watch list. if the company fails to release its financial results by december 14th, it wi
KCSMMHZ
Mar 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
bases in south korea. defense department spokesman george little said the b-52 missions are meant to be a deterrent. he said the aim is to demonstrate the u.s. military's capabilities to north korea. scientists in north korea conducted a third test in the month. they said they were scrapping the truce that ended fighting in the korean war. >>> in new york, north korea's representative to the united nations has justified his country's possession of nuclear arms. he says it's a way to counter the u.s. threat. deputy representative ri tong il spoke before the u.n. conference on the arms trade treaty. he refrained from mentioning the u.s. directly, but he criticized the country for continuing the development of nuclear weapons. >> at the front of the modernization is the largest nuclear weapon state who has listed certain countries as targets. with increased -- >> ri said such increased nuclear blackmail has compelled his country to adopt the same preemptive strike policy. the u.s. delegation did not exercise its right to reply and disregarded the condemnation from north korea. >>> japan
KCSMMHZ
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
disputes during his trip to china. plans for panetta's tour were announced by pentagon spokesperson george little at a news conference on thursday. >> this weekend, secretary panetta will depart washington for his third visit to asia in eleven months as secretary of defense. >> the u.s. is urging china and the asean countries involved to draw up a legally binding code of conduct to ease tensions in the south china sea. the issue is likely to be a theme of panetta's visit to china. earlier this month, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton visited china and some asean countries. the obama administration is highlighting its policy shift, which places new emphasis on the asia-pacific region. >>> next we have news in brief. in cambodia, the release of a key figure of the former khmer rouge regime has been postponed. a tribunal established by the united nations and cambodia earlier ordered ieng thirit to be set free, saying her illness which is likely alzheimer's disease, makes her unfit to stand trial. the tribunal spokesperson says the postponement of at least a few days was caused by the pr
KCSMMHZ
Sep 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
] u.s. president president barack obama, former president george w. bush and the victims' relatives attended the ceremony that started shortly after 8:30 a.m. ten years ago, two hijacked passenger planes crashed into the twin towers within minutes of each other causing them to collapse. a total of 2,977 people died. the ceremony took place at a newly built memorial on the site where the world trade centers once stood. >> please join in observing our first moment of silence. [ bell rings ] >> a minute of silence was observed at 8:46 a.m., the exact time when the first plane crashed into the building. at the ceremony, obama expressed his condolences to the victims by reading from the bible. >> lord of hosts is with us. >> bush who served as the president at the time of the attacks and during the wars that followed quoted a letter sent by president abraham lincoln to a mother who lost five sons in the civil war. >> the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the alter of freedom. >> the ceremony continued for about five hours. it was held under tight sec
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
presence in niger. pog press secretary george little says al qaeda poses a threat across the region. he says they have not worked out details yet but u.s. media have reported that niger's leaders have given permission for a u.s. drone base in the country. >> this is a very important agreement and working with them to find out precisely what kind of military presence we might have in niger in the future. >> flying toer shares a border with am jeer ya. 37 foreign workers were killed there earlier this month. niger borders mali, where french and other forces are fighting islamist insurgents. the rebels took advantage of a military coup last year to take control of large parts of northern mali. >>> people in another conflict zone are seeing more evidence of the cruelty of the war they've been enduring. the bodies of at least 65 men have been found in the northern syrian city of ahelp pope most of the victims were apparently shot in the head. opposition fighters and anti-government forces are blaming each other for the atrocity. a syrian human rights activist says the victims were in the
KCSMMHZ
May 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
% to former president george w. bush. more than half polled say the economy will be the top issue when they head to the ballot booth in november. the election promises to be close. 49% say they'll vote for obama. 46% say they'll pick romney. >>> fitch ratings downgraded japanese government bonds by one notch. it cites delays in the country's efforts to build its deficit ridden finances. fitch said on tuesday it lowered japan's long-term government bonds to a plus, or single a plus from aa minus. the new rating is the fifth from the top. it's the first time since november 2002 that fitch has downgraded japanese government bonds. japan now ranks at the same level as countries like estonia, israel and slovakia. it has been growing faster recently due to an increase in deficit-covering bonds. fitch thinks the japanese government's plan to raise the consumption tax would not go into effect for at least two years. japanese economic and fiscal policy minister motohisa furukawa commented on fitch's announcement. >> translator: the government will work hard to enact the bills for tax and s
KCSMMHZ
Nov 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
the european union bailout plan cost prime minister george papandreou his job this month. a new administration was form on november 11th and in the latest fallout prime minister silvio berlusconi resigned as the sovereign debt crisis spread to italy, the third largest economy in the euro region. a new administration was formed on wednesday. >>> six people have been killed and more than 1,300 injured in three days of protests in the egyptian capital of cairo. the tension is posing a threat to the country's upcoming part amount tear elections. the violence began in central cairo saturday after more than 10,000 demonstrated in tahrir square. president hosni mubarak was ousted in saturday but some egyptians are dissatisfied with the military led interim government. egypt's first parliamentary elections since mubarak's ouster are scheduled to begin november 28th. protest rallies have spread to the capital to the second largest city of alexandria. >> translator: we need civilian rule. we need a president that we are all agreed on. we need a constitution before the elections that will
KCSMMHZ
Sep 5, 2011 6:00am PDT
governments of the affected states. in 2005 then president george w. bush was criticized for his administration's slow response to hurricane katrina. >>> there's new hope for endangered species. researchers in the united states have produced artificial embr embryonic stem cells that could be used to bring animals back from beyond the brink of extension. stem cells have the potential to develop into other kinds of body tissue and organs. researchers at the scripps research institute in california are the first to produce them from endangered species. they announced their method. s one is the northern white rhino of which only seven are left in the world. the researchers injected four types of genes into skin cells to create the ips cells. they did the same with skin cells from an endangered species of monkey called the silver-maned drill. the researchers hope it will eventually allow the endangering species to be bred art fish ll jie time to check on stories we've gathered around asia. we begin tonight with this item set by mcot thailand. inmates have taken over part of a prison i
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
, so "uss george washington" has its home base in japan. the "uss john c. stennis" is based on the u.s. west coast but is on its way to the persian gulf to join the fleet. it arrived in the western pacific in mid-september. >> so is there anything unusual about what's happening right now? >> yes. the fact that the u.s. navy made the announcement in the first place. usually, it doesn't announce details about ships' movements except for port visits. this could possibly be due to the dispute surrounding the senkaku islands. the show of force could be for the -- for both china and japan. the implicit message could be for china to refrain from taking any provocative action and to give japan a sense of security. it remains unclear how long the "uss john stennis" will stay in the region before heading to the middle east. >> we talk about the ships now. is the u.s. plan to prioritize the f-35 fighter jet deployment in the asia pacific region linked to the senkaku dispute? >> no. there is no direct link. but i think there may be a bigger picture. on thursday evening, seven chinese naval shi
KCSMMHZ
Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
change from his predecessor, george w. bush. he has taken an approach to foreign policy. >> we were able to refocus our attention not only on the terrorist threat but also beginning a transition process in afghanistan. it also allowed us to refocus on alliances and relationships that had been neglected for a decade. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate mitt romney says he will take a different approach. he says the u.s. must maintain its own strength to create stability around the world. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history. >> reporter: both candidates have talked about relations with china but often in economic terms. neither has explained enough how he would deal with beijing diplomatically. china is now the world's second largest economy. it's also strengthening its military power and it's growing more assertive in territorial disputes. professor zhao quansheng is an expert on asian policy at american university in washington, d.c. he says both obama and romney would, if elected, continue t
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
returned to washington to monitor the storm. in 2005, obama's predecessor, george w. bush, was harshly criticized for his slow response to hurricane katrina. the storm devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican challenger mitt romney also canceled all campaign events in the state of virginia on sunday. both candidates are concerned about the impact on voting. >>> united nations officials are urging the government of myanmar to stop an ethnic conflict that's displaced tens of thousands of people. buddhists are fighting a muslim minority in the western state of rakhine state. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims called rohingyas. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of muslim homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they reveal heavy damage. the united nations says the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict flared in r
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Jun 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
george washington" will take part. the aircraft carrier is based in japan. the american military commander in south korea revealed last week he asked the u.s. defense department to deploy more attack helicopters to the area. the u.s. and south korean foreign and defense ministers also agreed last thursday their countries will work with japan to improve coordination to defend against north korean aggression. the north's foreign ministry spokesperson called that decision and the upcoming naval exercise open provocation. and blamed the u.s. for increasing tension in the region. >>> the philippines and china have been locked in a standoff in the south china sea for two months. both countries are pulling out of the area. but the territorial dispute has not been resolved and tensions may continue. tratia at our bangkok bureau has details. >> china is withdrawing its vessels from the south china sea following an announcement by the philippines. the chinese government gave poor weather in the area as the reason behind the move. the standoff in waters around scarborough shoal erupted in a
KCSMMHZ
Sep 30, 2011 6:00am PDT
! let me touch you, are you real? oh! >> george, george! >> reporter: the film's main character sees how wonderful life is and he and his family break into song. >> translator: my heart is beating. it's important to keep moving forward. and i'm going to give it my best shot. the people of our town have to stay strong, and carry on. i was moved to tears. >> reporter: the audience laughed and cried throughout the movie. now lee is convinced the disaster area should have a movie theater. >> translator: i was reminded just how important films can be. they give us strength and hope for a better tomorrow. i do this because i want to hear people say, your film gave me courage. for that reason alone, i'll keep going. >> the pop-up movie theater will travel around the tohoku region until mid november. >>> time to check on some of the stories we've gathered from broadcasters around asia. we begin tonight with this item cc china. after ala thsd,china's first space lab module has successfully entered into orbit. 350 kilometers above the earth. during its first orbits, the tiangong 1 made an adju
KCSMMHZ
Nov 4, 2011 6:00am PDT
parliament of the cabinet george paben dray ewe later on friday. he said he told the european officials that the aim of the confidence vote is to form a government of unity. he said the government wants to obtain the largest consensus as possible. >>> attention is focused on italy. another eu member under pressure to stabilize its finances. the presidents of the european commission and the european union say italy is asking the international monetary fund to help monitor its economic and fiscal reforms, the european commission president, barroso says the executive commission will look at the situation. the country is under fierce pressure from financial markets to reform its finances. >>> next we go to pachari raksawong in bangkok to find out what's going on in the region. >>> thailand is struggling to maintain as flood water continues to spread in bangkok. the main crisis center is under threat for a second time. and the city subway system also now looks to be at risk. the devastating floods are creeping ever closer to central bangkok. on friday, water came close to the new l
KCSMMHZ
Sep 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
father gave me a bunch. i still read tin tin, even today. >> reporter: tin tin's author, georges remi, was born in brussels in 1907. at the age of 21, while editor of a children's newspaper, he started the tin tin stories. he wanted to become an overseas correspondent. and through tin tin, he lived his dream of seeing far-away lands. the memorable first story takes tin tin to the soviet union. the country had become the world's first socialist country. to people in the west, the soviet union laid behind a thick veil. a newspaper assigns tin tin to report on the soviet union. there, he sees what appear to be busy factories. but suspecting something is wrong, he peeks into one. the factory is fake. burning straw makes it look like the plant is in full production. in moscow, the starving citizens line up for bread. later, the author says he had portrayed the soviet union too harshly. at the time, he was describing war issues through tin tin. in 1953, and 1954, tin tin journeyed to the moon. >> translator: voila, i've taken a few steps, for the first time in the history of mankind, we hav
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Jul 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
rang for three minutes. it is the first time the bell chimed for so long since king george the vi in 1952. >> very good. it is a lovely morning and a good start to the olympic games. >> it was fun. had to get up very early. it was fun. i wish it had gone on longer. >> hundreds of people rang hand bells while others joined from they're bicycles. 300 joined in from a cruiser that served during world war ii. the ship is a floating museum p permanently cankanchored on the river. we will be back with more news. thank you for joining us.
KCSMMHZ
Nov 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
plunging following the announcement by greek prime minister george papandreau that his government will hold a referendum on a new bailout package for his country. market sources say the announcement has reignited concerns that the europe's debt crisis may not ease at any time soon. in london, the ftse is now down 3.56%. and france's, germ's dax is shedding 5.87% and france's cac has lost 5.45%. in tokyo stocks extended their losses on tuesday. investors offloaded a wide range of shares following an overnight selloff in new york. the nikkei finished at 8,835, down 1.7%, or 152 points from monday. market sources say the bankruptcy of a major u.s. financial institution rekindled concerns about europe's debt crisis and prompted investors to dump risky assets. there's also speculation that the impact of japan's massive yen-selling intervention on monday will be short-lived. and that this will send export-related issues down. in other asian markets, hong kong's hang seng was 2.49% lower. and shanghai's key index for major blue chips was 0.15% higher. and the shenzhen, the sse composite
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. help me, please, please. >> kids, jany. >> are you real? >> george! >> the main character sees how wonderful life is and he and his family break into song. >> translator: my heart is beating. it's important to keep moving forward and i'm going to give it my best shot. the people of our town have to stay strong and carry on. i was moved to tears. >> the audience laughed and cried throughout the movie. now lee is convinced the disaster area should have a movie theater. >> i was reminded just how important films can be. they give us strength and hope for a better tomorrow. i do this because i want to hear people say your film gave me courage. for that reason alone, i'll keep on going. >> the popup movie theater will travel the region until mid november. >>> japanese listed companies have seen the paper profits on their share holdings decline by more than 38% in the last half year. japanese brokerage nomura securities researched the current market shares and acquisition price for about 1,800 listed firms as of friday. the amount was 4.1 trillion yen or $53 billion. the unrealized gain
KCSMMHZ
Dec 29, 2011 6:00am PST
office. demonstrators tried to stop the delivery. u.s. defense department press secretary, george little said in a statement that submission of the report amounted to significant progress. he said the u.s. will cooperate with japan in taking the next step of securing a landfill permit for the relocation site from the governor of okinawa prefecture. the u.s. congress has not approved the funding for transferring about 8,000 u.s. marines to guam from okinawa. american lawmakers say the plan is deadlocked because of strong local opposition. the transfer to guam is dependant on the futenma air station relocation. the current agreement would close the base in a densely-populated area and move it to a site off the coast of the city of nago. >>> well a number of okinawans want futenma moved out of their island prefecture entirely. they've been hosting the american military since the end of world war ii and the soldiers haven't always been the best of neighbors. now, a theater group is acting out in an old story to give people a fresh perspective on this issue. nhk world's jun masumoto sh
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Mar 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
chief of staff. he went on too cooperate with the stof of president george w. bush in the fight against terrorism. however, he was handed a crushing defeat in 2008. in 2011, a pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for him that he failed to provide adequate security for the former prime minister in 2007, and he was subsequently assassinated. he was granted protective bail allowing him to return from exile without being arrested immediately. >> he wants to come back to reinvigorate his political campaign. he wants to get them ready for that election, and hopefully win a number of seats. >> as for the political situation, the approval rating of the ruling pakistan people's party of president zardari is shrinking amid a poor domestic security situation, and a struggling economy. an increasing number of voters are calling for a new regime to take over against this backdrop. the possible return of the former president is drawing mixed reactions. >> translator: after five years of the ppp government, people have started realizing that somewhere, somehow, he was better for us and the
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
squaring off near the territory in the east china sea. the "uss george washington" based in yoke sucha near tokyo and the "uss john c. stennis" based on the u.s. west coast are operating together. several vessels equipped with the aegis air definite system are run alongside them. a navy spokesperson says the fleet provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the united states and its allies and partners. >>> chinese naval commanders put their first aircraft carrier into service last week, but it has no operational aircraft and will be used for training. >>> an international group of hackers has leaked some 120,000 bits of information it claims was stolen from the world's top universities. five japanese universities were among the hackers' targets along with harvard and cambridge. the hacker collector known as ghost shell claims it broke into systems at 100 universities and posted personal information on a website. the data stolen from the university of tokyo may contain the e-mail addresses of its staff members as well as the phone number
KCSMMHZ
Nov 2, 2011 6:00am PDT
wednesday with greek prime minister george papandreou in france. papandreou announced on monday that greece would hold a referendum on the eu debt deal. his cabinet approved the plan on tuesday. but opposition parties have demanded general elections instead. it remains uncertain whether papandreou's government will survive a vote of confidence scheduled for friday. the eu had originally planned to present the rescue measures for greece on thursday at the g-20 summit in cannes. the aim is to gain understanding of the other countries taking park. >>> wikileaks founder should be extradited from britain to sweden to answer to sex crimes allegations. assange was arrested in britain in december of last year on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women in sweden. the swedish authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. on wednesday the london high court upheld a lower court decision to transfer him to sweden saying the swedish judgment cannot be said to be disproportionate. assange is considering an appeal to the british supreme court. >> i have not been charged with any crime in any count
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
year of a 100-year-old giant tortoise named lonesome george. he was thought to be the last of his kind. lonesome george belonged to a subspecies native to the tiny island of la pinta in the galapagos islands. conservationists believe it became extint wheng george died in june. but a research team examed blood from about 1,700 tortoises on isabella island about 60 kilometers from la pinta. the scientists say they share traces of george's genes. 5 of the 17 are at most 20 years old and that their parents could be pure la pinta tortoises that are still alive. >>> a large aquarium equipped with giant fish tanks is making a splash in singapore.jcj the aquarium is located on a resort island. its tanks hold 45 million liters of seawater. the tanks are home to 100,000 marine animals representing about 800 species. the largest tank is eight meters high by 36 meters wide. manta rays and sharks swimming with smaller fish entertain visitors. another tank features a tunnel. it gives visitors the sensation of walking on the seabed. >> will there's a lot of big fish inside which are very nice. >> on
KCSMMHZ
Dec 23, 2011 6:00am PST
september. >>> defense department press secretary george little told nhk there are now 91,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan, down from more than 101,000 in the summer. the obama administration has focused on disentangling the country from the conflicts in afghanistan and iraq. the wars have led to the deaths of thousands of american soldiers and could end up costing the u.s. at least $3.7 trillion, according to reuters, which quoted research by u.s. institute. however, afghanistan remains one of the deadliest places on the planet, bombings continue in different parts of the country, including the capital kabul. the government forces -- the government faces the task of maintaining security as u.s. troops withdraw. >>> pakistan's army is rejecting the results of a u.s. investigation into an air strike that killed 24 of its soldiers. american war planes bombed several military posts last month near the country's border with afghanistan. the pakistani army released a statement friday. it said, the u.s. report does not have all the facts and cannot be accepted. the u.s. military released
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