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Sep 13, 2014 5:30pm PDT
signature segment, china struggles to provide for its rapidly growing middle class. >> they're feeling very vulnerable at this point. they know that they can't feed themselves anymore. >> sreenivasan: next on pbs newshour weekend. >> pbs newshour weekend is made possible by: corporate funding is provided by mutual of america-- designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we are your retirement company. additional support is provided by: and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch wnet studios in lincoln center in new york, hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: good evening. thanks for joining us. secretary of state john kerry traveled today to cairo to try to enlist egypt's support in what the white house describes as america's war against the islamic state, also known as isil. egypt is the most populous country in the arab world. >> it will be our goal in every meeting that we have on the international basis, together, working to degrade and ultimately to defeat isil.
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Nov 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> escalating tensions between china and japan and the united states. >> if there are fighter jets in the air and dogging each other, could be a mistake. that's what u.s. and japan are particularly concerned about. >> next on "pbs newshour weekend." >>> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible by luis b. and luise coleman, judy and josh westin, joyce v. hale, the wallet family, in memory of miriam and ira d. wallet, the cheryl and phillip milstein family, bernard and irene schwartz. corporate funding is provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual, and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tish wnet studios in lincoln center in new york, hari sreenivasan. >>> the website health.gov was taken down for repairs and will be down again for what is described as routine maintenance 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. eastern time tomorrow. administration officials hope the will be able to se
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Mar 15, 2014 5:30pm PDT
south china sea from kuala lumpur to beijing has shifted out over the indian ocean. odding to the confusion over the plane's whereabouts, the prime minister's comment that the missing plane flew for another seven hours after contact with it was lost. he said the plane's last communication with satellites placed the plane in one of two corridors. the first stretching from northern thailand to the border of kazakhstan, and the second from indonesia to the southern indian ocean. in beijing today, a foreign ministry official said he's annoyed by the pace of the investigation by the malaysian authorities. >> translator: we urge malaysia to expand the search area, increase the intensity of the search. >> almost two-thirds of the people aboard the missing jetliner were chinese citizens. for more about how the chinese are reacting to the continually unfolding story, we're joined better orville shell at the asian society. how is this story playing out in china? >> well, i think since chinese were so prepondrant, china feels they have a very substantial interest in knowing what happened. it
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May 30, 2015 5:30pm PDT
yet on china's expansion into the south china sea. defense secretary ash carter called for an immediate and lasting halt, to stop china from building and occupying artificial islands in the highly-contested region. this follows news that u.s. surveillance imagery reportedly shows china positioning weapons on one of the islands. vietnam and the philippines claim they have mineral rights there. but secretary carter says china has already reclaimed more than 2,000 acres. carter is calling for a diplomatic approach, saying:" there's no military solution" to the land dispute. the pentagon is launching a high-level investigation into an anthrax mix-up. the department of defense says it accidentally shipped live anthrax to -loratories in 11 states and two foreign countries, possibly south korea and australia. the c.d.c. says the samples were supposed to have been killed, but contained live spores instead. officials say there's no known risk to the general public and an extremely low risk to lab workers. more than 20 military personnel are being monitored for anthrax exposure. pakista
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May 13, 2017 5:30pm PDT
colonial ruler, france, as well as the united states and now china. in tonight's signature segment, special correspondent martin seemungal reports on how djibouti came to roll out a welcome mat to the world. >> reporter: djibouti is one of the hottest, driest, places on earth. vast areas are semi-arid desert. there are no natural resources. the official unemployment rate is 50%. life for many is difficult. but djibouti does have one very valuable asset: its location, where the red sea meets the gulf of aden-- a crossroads to the suez canal, the persian gulf, the indian ocean and the east african coast-- strategic for countries from all over the world that have military outposts here. entering djibouti's oldest port, you get the first glimpse of the country's main industry. that enormous ship and a dockside full of containers has been the blueprint for its economy since gaining independence from france in 1977. this port was built by the french decades ago. it has served djibouti well, establishing this tiny nation as a player in the shipping world. but it simply isn't big enough to
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Sep 4, 2016 5:30pm PDT
meet in china for the first day of the g-20 summit. pope francis bestows the catholic church's highest honor-- sainthood-- on mother teresa. and, the resurgence of beekeeping in america's cities. next on "pbs newshour weekend." >> pbs newshour weekend is made possible by: bernard and irene schwartz. judy and josh weston. the cheryl and philip milstein family. the john and helen glessner family trust. supporting trustworthy journalism that informs and inspires. sue and edgar wachenheim, iii. barbara hope zuckerberg. corporate funding is provided by mutual of america-- designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we are your retirement company. additional support has been provided by: and by the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch wnet studios at lincoln center in new york, hari sreenivasan. this is pbs newshour weekend. good evening and thanks for joining us. president obama and leaders of the world's leading economic powers, have wound up the first day of the
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Jan 18, 2014 5:30pm PST
place. while sending rockets to outer space might bring to mind nasa or russia or china, the indian space program has been building and launching satellites since the 1970s. but india's most current endeavor is much more ambitious. i reported on the indian mission to mars. >> liftoff. >> in early november, india launched a 320 ton rocket on a mission to mars. if all goes accordin to plan, the indian spacecraft will travel 485 million miles over more than ten months and go into the orbit around mars in seventh. the u.s., former soviet union and the european space agency are the only ones who have accomplished this feat. >> it is a challenge at best. >> dr. radhakrishnan is the director at the indian space research organization. he was looking on when the mars craft in hindi launched. the probe will be studying the atmosphere of mars and looking for traces of methane which could be a sign of previous life. >> not a lot is known about mars, but there are several issues that are yet to be understood. and understood precisely. >> the mission to mars is a source of immense national pride
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Dec 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
countries are also evacuating their personnel. china said today, it had what it called strong concerns about japan's decision to boost military spending. earlier this week, japan announced a 2.6% increase over five years. japan is using the money for early warning planes, aircraft that carry troops and beach assault vehicles. japan says it's only responding to a chinese military build-up. the two countries are involved in a dispute over islands in the east china sea that both claim. >>> in pakistan, a medic has died after the latest attack on a polio vaccine center. according to the "associated press," pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where the polio virus is still endemic. islamic militants claim the vaccination programs are a cover for western spy operations. >>> back in this country, police in southern colorado say they foiled another possible school shooting. authorities in the town of trinidad arrested two students, one 15, the other 16. they said the pair planned to carry out the attack after winter break. the 15-year-old reportedly had been bullied and is sai
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Jan 14, 2017 5:30pm PST
donald trump calls for new directions on u.s. policies toward russia and china; a camp for homeless u.s. military veterans gets community support in arizona; and london's mayor, breaking barriers for politicians of muslim faith. next, on pbs newshour weekend. >> pbs newshour weekend is made possible by: bernard and irene schwartz. judy and josh weston. the cheryl and philip milstein family. the john and helen glessner family trust-- supporting trustworthy journalism that informs and inspires. sue and edgar wachenheim, iii. barbara hope zuckerberg. corporate funding is provided by mutual of america-- designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support has been provided by: and by the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch wnet studios at lincoln center in new york, alison stewart. >> stewart: good evening and thank you for joining us. less than a week before he takes the oath of office as the 45th president of the united state
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Nov 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
administration wants the deal done before the end of this year. >> china's airspace over discuted islands in the east china sea is totally unacceptable. the action could destabilize the region. china said all non-commercial aircraft entering the area must get approval from china first. chinese fighter planes flew over it today. it scrambled fighter jets yesterday over the east china sea under terms of the treat e the united states is committed to intervening in defense of japan if there is an attack on a japanese-administered territory. >> in a national referendum in switzerland today, voters reject and initiative designed to reduce salary inequality. the proposal would r capped the highest paid exec testifies the lowest paid workers at 12 to 1. the plan would have made it more difficult for them to recruit. swiss voters approved another plan that empower shareholders of publicly traded companies to sign off on executive compensation and that would ban signing bonuses and parachutes and novartis announced a package of $80 million. >> a safety warning out of boeing. the ge engines on the 787
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Apr 6, 2014 5:30pm PDT
response. hagel compared china's recent actions over disputed islands in the east china sea to russia's recent annexation of crimea. >> you cannot go around the world and redefine boundaries and violate territorial integrity and sovereignty of nations by force, coercion and intimidation. whether it is in small islands in the pacific or large nations in europe. >>> to the to the middle east, benjamin netanyahu responded to reports the palestinian authority will seek international recognition rather than waiting for a u.s. brokered peace deal with israel. >> translator: the palestinians have much to lose by taking unilateral steps. they had only achieve a state through a direct negotiation, not by empty declaration or unilateral measures. unilateral steps on their part will be answered by unilateral steps from our side. we are willing to continue with the talks, but not at any cost. >> the palestinians say they set their new course after israel refused to comply with an agreement to release additional palestinian prisoners. >>> a court in pakistan has imposed a death sentence against a pa
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Aug 5, 2017 5:30pm PDT
, maritime security in the south china sea, and a number of other issues." so i suspect they're going to deal with this quietly but very directly in the conversation. >> sreenivasan: let's talk a little bit about that. the south china sea issue, for example. at times president duterte has distanced himself from the united states and really said he doesn't need the type of security arrangement that we have now. >> he has. you know, it's been a challenge, i think, in the south china sea trying to figure out how to calibrate the relationship with the philippines over the last year. at times, president duterte has seemed like he, obviously, wants to take a much more conciliatory approach towards china. most recently he's discussed things like joint exploration again, in some of the areas like reid bank. but he faces domestic challenges at home facing a-- you have seen parts of the philippine congress, as well as parts of the philippine government, including the ministry of defense really saying they're not okay with that approach. and he's had to walk that back at times. so he's trying to
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Apr 12, 2015 5:30pm PDT
/newshour. china's official growth rate is one of those statistics that people around the world pay close attention to. after all, it's the second largest economy in the world. but some question the numbers. and bloomberg reporter ken hoffman, who just returned from china, says he has plenty of anecdotal evidence that the economy there is in greater trouble than can be seen by the numbers. he joins us now. so you focus on metals mining. when you went through the countryside, what did you see? >> so the new government came in about four years ago. about two years ago they had a meeting called the third plenum where they decide the country's future over the next ten years. what people were tell me is this is a completely different china. they are really going to change everything about what china does. and this was the first time i witnessed that change which is instead of you know, china consumes about half of the world's metal and mining cement, i think it's every 12 days they consume an entire year's worth of u.s. cement demandment now you are seeing the country saying enough is enough.
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Jun 14, 2014 5:30pm PDT
the south, that goes to china. china is about to become, by far, the largest buyer of iraqi oil. as china has become one of the largest energy consumers in the world because of the growing economy. so this is, this is going to have a major effect, not just on china's consumption of oil, but the price of oil globally, because that's how the market works in petroleum. >> and oil from the north, does it go to a different area? >> the oil from the north tends to go toward europe and turkey. but right now there's a dispute between this kurdistan regional government and baghdad. the kurds want to sell their own oil independently without having to channel the profits and the oil itself through the iraqi market in baghdad. they've been trying to smuggle oil out of kurdistan and bring it to the global market to bring to europe and other places. that's a dispute that was really reaching a very difficult moment right up until the moment when these attacks by islamist militants really sent the iraqi military running and really emboldened the kurds. and there's been accusation from baghdad, of c
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Dec 11, 2016 5:30pm PST
"one china" policy when asked about his controversial phone call with taiwan's president. >> i fully understand the "one china" policy but i don't know why we have to be bound by a "one china" policy unless we make a deal with china. >> stewart: on tuesday the federal reserve board begins a two-day meeting, its last for 2016, and it is widely anticipated that fed chair janet yellen will announce an interest rate increase. also at play is the transition from the obama administration to the trump administration and what that might mean for monetary policy moving forward. joining me from washington dc for some insight is binyamin appelbaum of the new york times. >> the fed has signaled it plans to raise interest rates. why? >> they're ready to raise interest rates for the first time in almost a year because they think the economy is doing better. we've had slow but steady growth for quite some time now. a lot of people have found jobs, the ung employment rate unemployment rate is down to 4.6% and the fed thinks the economy is ready to habl slightly higher interest rates. >> fed chairman
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Oct 11, 2014 5:30pm EDT
china and the yuan and the united states is looking comparative more hail and healthy so it will be struggling economies in europe and that is a currency that is uniting more than a dozen economies, so it is really important for these guys to deal, be able to hold their own against the dollar, but not become so strong that they crowd out their own exporters. >> finally, all, oil prices going lower is usually good a news for consumers here but also this concern about what china does in terms of buying or not buying much oil. >> that's right. china is the 15-ton element elephant in the room, you remember ten, 12 years ago, people would worry oil would break 20, $30 a barrel and china sends and buys this stuff voraciously and talking about worries of triple-digit oil so when you get weakness out bg china and brazil, people are worried about russia, people are worried about the kind of a secondary emerging economies and obviously europe which drinks a ton of oil, then suddenly the price will fall and we have new things that play here in the united states, north dakota is suddenly produc
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Dec 20, 2014 5:30pm PST
incident occurred sterday near china's border with north korea. saying hundreds of christian missionaries have been forced out of china since august. the united states has freed four more detainees from the military detention center at guantanamo bay, cuba. the four, all from afghanistan, were returned home after being released late yesterday at the request of the new afghan president, ashraf ghani. the u.s. has freed 23 prisoners from guantanamo this year. 132 remain imprisoned there. new htilities between israel and hamas. a rocket fired from gaza landed in israel yesterday, and israel responded by bombing what it called a "terror site" in za. it was the first israeli air strike in gaza since a truce went into effect in august. back in this country, the naonal labor relations board has filed formal complaints against mcdonald's and some of its franchise owners. the government alleges they fired or intimidated employees for taking part in union organizing and in protests demanding higher wages. the complaints will be considered by administtive law judges beginning in march. another major
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May 27, 2017 5:30pm PDT
was a number of trips to china that i did, and i thought, "well, today, china is really our peer and rival, so let's write about america from the point of view of china. how does all this look to the chinese?" and indeed, large numbers of chinese people i spoke to who had visited this country, "oh, the wonderful blue skies. everything is so nice. but, you know, it's calm and a little sleepy, and you're not ambitious like we are." >> reporter: while some of america's most influential companies-- like apple, google and facebook-- project the image the interstate migration rate declined 51% between the 1980s and 2013. another sign is job lock. in 1998, 44% of american workers had held the same job for five or more years. by 2014, 51% did. and look at young entrepreneurs. the share of americans under 30 who own a business has fallen by more than half since the 1980s. >> startups as a percentage of overall business activity have been declining since the 1980s. there's also more concentration and more monopoly of some sort in the american economy, especially at the retail level. and not al
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Feb 2, 2014 5:30pm PST
, looting in venezuela. argentina has a traumatic debt defaelt, how does that recourse to china which is one of the biggest financial sponsors of united states spending. if china issic that en online or growth is weaker there, how does that affect all the other smaller asian nations that orbit china? the united states is no island. this is no crisis like we had in the late '90s where emerging markets were blowing up left and right and the united states was the strong one. we've never been so interconnected and dependent as we are now. >> robin far zag from bloomberg business, thanks so much. >> my pleasure. >>> and now to our signature segment. tonight we return to hawaii to report on a program that began locally, but is now expanding across the nation thanks to its success. it's called hope. and it's designed to keep probationers out of prison. that's a priority in states where housing inmates is so expensive. probation is meant to keep offenders on the straight and narrow without locking them up for long periods of time. it doesn't often work out that way. a judge in hawaii tried somet
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Jul 26, 2015 5:30pm PDT
perhaps counter the influence that china has already in africa as a trading partner as a country that is making significant investments there. >> my view that that can be overemphasized. china has economic interests in africa. the real interest is that chinese economic interests in africa be responsible. and that particular in peace and security questions, that china play a role, commensurate with its economic position in particularly east africa. >> and so when the president lays out this sort of entrepreneurial forums, how possible is that? >> well, it will take some time obviously but the population of subsharonsubsaharan africa is approaching 1 billion. there are all sorts of hurdles to overcome. subsaharan he africa is very little intraafrican trade. so there is a lot of development to be done. >> clinton and bush as well, pepfar, emergency aids relief. there were announcements for a new initiative focusing on adolescent girls too. >> there was indeed. also very important u.s. initiative that's been overlooked can ma layer is malaria. simple programs such as providing bed nets fo
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Nov 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the head for advocating for the education of girl last year. >> china is now the world's second largest economy. what happens there naturally has great ill reply indications for the rest of the world. we want to spend some time talking about a very important meeting in beijing. it involves the top leaders of the ruling party and is expected to produce major economic reforms. this is the director of asia studies. so how in this day and age they are having a closed door meeting about their economic policy reforms, why is it so consequential? this is a gathering of the top leadership of the communist party about the top not quite 400 men's of the central committee and the alternate members. and they're gather ordering the lay out the trajectory of economic reform for the next five to ten years. so it is highly consequential. and they're really talking about nothing less than reforming the fundamental underpinnings of the chinese economy. so whether they're able to accomplish that, at this meeting over the next few years is really going to be incredibly important for china for five
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Dec 12, 2015 5:30pm PST
states and developing countries like china and india - - to take action. delegates from 196 countries cheered as the gavel came down to end the two week conference. no delegation objected to the 31-page final agreement, which is set to take effect in 2020. the "paris agreement" aims to limit the rise in global temperatures to two degrees celsius, or three and a half degrees fahrenheit, over historic averages. to achieve that, the agreement calls on nations limit their greenhouse gas emissions to amounts the earth can absorb naturally by the second half of this century. and it requires countries to update their targets for reducing emissions by burning less oil, coal, and gas every five years. joining me now from paris to discuss the deal is "wall street journal" reporter matt dalton. the overall picture, the people you talked to today after the gavel went down, how are they feeling about this deal? >> reporter: they're feeling really good. scientists, environmental groups, government officials, reement turned out to be.rprised there was really not much watering down at the end of the
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Mar 30, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. >>> and a trade pack with neighboring china. they say it will give china too much influence in taiwanese affairs. >>> chooi these authorities reportedly seized more than $14 billion in assets from the family and associates of the former domestic security chief. the man at the center of the scandal has been under what's described as virtual house arrest for several months. the decision to take action against the former chief is seen as a sign that china is intensifying it's efforts to combat corruption. in washington state, they continue their search for the victim's of last week's mud slide northeast of seattle. officials have sharply lowers the number thought to be missing from 90 to 30. >>> a number of general motors vehicles have been added to the recall list including some of the best selling suvs and trucks. they have now recalled nearly five million in the last few months. the ceo is scheduled to testify before congress about the recall this week. >>> more than 100 aftershocks in california after friday night's earthquake. the quake and the after shocks in an area near los angeles
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Feb 18, 2017 5:30pm PST
www.pbs.org/newshour. cutting off one of north korea's economic lifelines, china today suspended all of its coal imports from north korea through the end of the year. china's commerce ministry said the move implements united nations sanctions over the country's nuclear program. it also follows north korea's latest ballistic missile test last week. coal is north korea's biggest export, and most of it is sold to china, the regime's biggest ally. a north korean man arrested in malaysia today is the fourth suspect in the apparent assassination of the estranged half-brother of north korean dictator kim jong-un. two female suspects and a malaysian man were already in custody for monday's murder of kim jong-nam. before he died, the half-brother said the attackers had sprayed a chemical in his face at the kuala lumpur airport. in the philippines today, the biggest public protest yet against president rodrigo duterte's extra-judicial crackdown on suspected drug dealers. thousands of people marched in the capital of manila in a demonstration organized by the catholic church. human rights groups say d
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Oct 22, 2016 5:30pm PDT
. >> if want to survive in the shipbuilding industry, i think our competitor is china, india, vietnam, where there is low labor cost. i believe we should decrease labor costs about 20% lower. >> a lot of east asian countries, i think, are in bulls-eye of automation. >> reporter: erik brynjolfsson is a professor at the massachusetts institute of technology and director of m.i.t.'s initiative on the digital economy. >> if you go to a place like china or vietnam, you see factories where there are thousands of people working side by side doing very routine work, very simple tasks. those are exactly the kinds of tasks that robots can do well. so, the ones that are being invented in south korea and around the world, those machines are getting cheaper and cheaper and more and more capable, and increasingly are going to replace the kind of human labor that has been powering the chinese industrial revival. >> reporter: this year in china, foxconn, a manufacturer that assembles apple iphones and other electronics, replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. in the u.s., amazon bought the robot
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May 16, 2015 5:30pm PDT
the south china sea, despite u.s. pressure. secretary of state john kerry met with china's foreign minister in beijing today, hoping to reduce tension between china and several other nations which border one of the world's busiest shipping routes. the u.s. is not taking an official position on the dispute. kerry called for a "diplomatic" resolution. >> sreenivasan: and now to our signature segment. a series of dengue fever outbreaks in florida in the last few years has raised concerns that the threat of the mosquito- borne disease may be outpacing mosquito control efforts. in the florida keys, officials are considering using a dramatic new approach-- releasing genetically-modified mosquitoes to kill off the species that carry dengue. the lab-grown mosquitoes have been tested in brazil and in the cayman islands, but many keys residents worry that they will be living in the middle of an ongoing experiment. the newshour's stephen fee reports from florida. >> reporter: key west is a place where people generally come to relax, and the draw's pretty obvious-- white sand beaches, quaint a
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Aug 16, 2014 5:30pm EDT
angela merkel and other german officials. in china today, opening ceremonies at the youth olympics. the international olympic committee has barred athletes from several west african nations from competing in combat sports and swimming events out of concern that they may have been exposed to the ebola virus. more than 1,000 people have died in the outbreak in west africa. the u.s. department of agriculture has issued new regulations designed to restrict the number of puppies shipped into this country from overseas often from china and eastern europe. the new regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, will require that all puppies imported into the u.s. be at least six months old, healthy and up to date on vaccinations. animal welfare workers say that one quarter of the thousands of puppies shipped, die on the way here. a milestone of sorts about how americans are getting our information and being entertained at home. a report released yesterday says for the first time ever, cable companies have more internet subscribers than tv subscribers each at just under 50 million. cable tv
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Mar 8, 2014 5:30pm PST
hours into its journey 35,000 feet above the south china sea, it suddenly disappears off the radar. the pilots had not sent any distress signal. >> that indicates a catastrophic failure onboard the airplane. we could be talking about anything from the failure of systems onboard the airplane right the way through to an act of terrorism. >> it was mechanical and pilot failures that were blamed for a similar crash five years ago when an air france plane disappeared during a storm over the atlantic. but this time, weather conditions were good. two passengers may have been traveling on stolen passports. but officials say it's too soon to speculate on the cause. >> we are looking at all possibilities. it's too early to make any specific remarks. >> reporter: and despite a search effort being coordinated across five countries, no wreckage has yet been found. although the vietnamese air force have found two oil slicks near where the plane went missing. tonight, relatives in beijing are being supported at a hotel. still unsure what has happened to their loved ones, but fearing the worst. ben cha
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Mar 5, 2016 5:30pm PST
"rigged relations with china have cost this country millions of decent paying jobs. i fought every one of these trade agreements. >> sreenivasan: louisiana held primaries for both parties today, and about a quarter of louisiana's registered voters were expected to turn out. >> do i love louisiana? i love louisiana! >> sreenivasan: trump topped pre-primary polls in louisiana, but the primary was restricted to registered republicans. >> this is better than real estate. this is more fun. >> sreenivasan: rubio has been telling audiences that a vote for trump, who leads in convention delegates, is a mistake. >> if he is our nominee, it will split the republican party, and it will be the end of the modern conservative movement. >> sreenivasan: ohio governor john kasich is also campaigning next door to his home state in michigan and touting his experience in congress writing a balanced federal budget in the 1990s. >> balancing the budget is a problem because the debt right now is so high, but the real problem is it's keeping us from getting the jobs we want. >> sreenivasan: kasich came in
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Oct 26, 2013 6:00pm EDT
working from china and former soviet states. they're well-trained. some of them are protected by or even working for their governments. so they don't care about getting caught. and they might be able to do even more than steal information from businesses. security experts worry they could cripple the banking system or shut down parts of the electric grid. baker says american businesses need a new mindset if they're going to defend themselves. >> i'm a big believer that the best defense is an offense. and if we're going to have an offense, we've got to have people who are really talented drawn to that field. >> reporter: people like these undergraduates who just might be able to save america's corporations and governments from the bad guy hackers. they're students at carnegie mellon university, one of the nation's top computer science schools, and they're learning to fight off the bad guys by thinking the same way they do. they're learning to be the good guy hackers. >> you have to understand and be able to anticipate how hackers are going to come at you. if you're only doing defense
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Mar 26, 2017 5:30pm PDT
amassing a huge fortune. in a controversial vote, china- backed carrie lam was elected as hong kong's new leader today and will become hong kong's first female chief executive on july first, defeating a more popular opponent. she wasn't chosen by the general electorate but by a 1,200 member committee dominated by pro- chinese officials and political figures. police and pro-democracy protesters clashed. the demonstrators accuse china of meddling in the vote process and called the outcome a "fake election." in mosul iraq, there are conflicting reports today about recent air-strikes that are alleged to have killed more than 100 civilians. the u.s.-led coalition acknowledged yesterday that it carried out strikes in the part of west mosul where dozens of bodies were pulled from the rubble and said there is an investigation underway. but iraq today raised doubts the deaths were caused by air strikes, putting the blame instead on islamic state explosive devices. u.s.-backed iraqi forces pummeled isis militants in west mosul today despite reports they had paused their offensive to investigate
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Oct 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
a series of assassinations. in china, another day of horrible air pollution. leading to flight cancellations and delays and causing headaches for vacationers on their way home. the city has more than 20 million people and five million cars. the u.s. embassy says the levels of pollution are hazardous to health and issued a pollution alert. >> back at the nation's capitol today a partial government shut down continues for a 6th day and efforts appear to be going nowhere. that could happen 11 days from now if the debt ceiling is not raised. house speaker, john boehner, insisted that the president negotiate immediately. >> we are not going to pass it when the votes are not in the house to pass a clean debt limit. and he is risking default by not having a conversation with us. >> the president had said he will open conversations but only after the shutdown is lifted. >> the president does not have the authority to take action in that kind of a way. he has consulted with his lawyers and that is the c conclusion that he has reached. of course the so-called war on terror began in afgha
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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
berkshire county. >> reporter: most of the toys he showed me for my grand kids were made in china. but he sees himself as doing his part to save main street for tourists and locals alike. is berk shares the answer to the threat for retail from the internet and chain stores? >> i would say it is part of the answer. the answer is also to create awareness among people that if they shop online 100% of what they spend goes into the same cyber space that they are sending their order. if they shop at a big box store 65% of what they spend leaves the community. >> reporter: in the end do consumers really care? legend has it the very first burke share transaction took place across this counter. >> i went through kind of a shallow time. >> reporter: and alice is working hard to add even more businesses, designing a scheme to issue more berk shares as so-called productive loans to local businesses by fronting them the currency to startup or expand. she also hopes to untie berk shares from the u.s. dollar. >> our goal is to create a currency that holds its value as opposed to a currency like
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Jun 28, 2014 5:30pm EDT
across that in china and russia. what is the status of modern art and how is it endanger and when is it limited? this is one of the most telling examples in modern society. on air and online tomorrow. playing a prominent in criminal cases across the country. i can tell thaw it's in the hundreds. >> hundreds are being used at some point in the criminal justice process. >> this is pbs news hour weekend saturday. >> we were reminded of the worldwide appeal of american pop music when we saw how much time or british partners designated to the obituary. helen callahan reports. >> in the ohio ghetto, he sang and worked it out. over the past 60 years, from soul, r&b and pop. they found the solo artists and a collaborator with other musicians. he wrote for others and rose to worldwide fame with the song. >> on twitter, the man who coulñ mike that brought tears to my eyes with his passing. david who recently worked with him wrote i will see my brother in church. the pair famously played together. bobby wo mac held in the drug addiction with cancer and alzheimer's. he died and his musical l
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Oct 18, 2014 5:30pm EDT
watch them go by. >> sreenivasan: to recap, the big reasons are that china is perhaps demanding less oil. >> absolutely. >> sreenivasan: and at the same time the u.s. is creating more natural gas and oil reserves? >> yeah, so the u.s. is producing a lot more oil domestically, importing a lot less, which makes a lot more oil available on the world market to go to asia. but china is not-- the growth is slowing down there. also, in developing countries, cars are getting more efficient and people are driving less. so demand globally is growing at the slowest pace since 2009 and 29 was, obviously, a very weak year. and at the same time there is also awl this supply coming on from the u.s. and so that's why we've seen prices take such a nosedive. >> sreenivasan: all right isaac arnsdorf from "bloomberg >> this is pbs newshour weekend, saturday. >> sreenivasan: music fans have long debated the meaning of this photograph, the cover of the beatles' 1969 iconic album, "abbey road." that image was actually one of several taken during a photo shoot with the fab four. now, 45 years later, all the
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Jan 25, 2015 5:30pm PST
as he hosted china's president at gandhi's ashram. narendra modi invokes the father of modern india, who preached non-violence and simple living. but modi's vision seems in many ways more like modern china. so this is sort of shanghai- inspired? >> that's right. >> reporter: this is the scale model of an all new city being built in gujarat from scratch. it was championed by modi when he headed the state government here. so this is what we'll come back to in about a decade? >> yes. >> reporter: ramakant jha who heads a agency set up to develop it says in a decade 500,000 people will work in the new city. he says it will keep in the country some $50 billion that now goes elsewhere because india lacks such facilities. >> all this indian business are being performed in other countries: singapore, dubai london. >> reporter: the multinational finance and insurance firms will come to gujarat, he predicts as many manufacturers have in recent years. the japanese company hitachi is one. hitachi's vinay chauhan says it's tedious to do business in india with myriad permits and corruption. but n
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Jan 4, 2015 5:30pm EST
about moving to china. moving to china and becoming an art teacher. cuz paintings and stuff-- i would be thinking about dragons all day. >> i pray to him every night. >> this is what goes through my mind. god has to be busy with everyone else. >> that's what comes to my mind. i hope it happens. it's going to break my heart if it don't. >> some more news before we leave you tonight texas republican louis gomer says will challenge john boehner for speaker of the house when congress gets back to business. he says we fight amnesty for undocumented immigrants tooth and nail. overseas in nigeria islamic militants from boko haram overran a military base and seeds the last town in the northeast of the country reportedly under government control. members of a multinational force there are said to have fled after the militant as tacked. join us on air and on-line tomorrow. i'm hari sreenivasan, have a good night. captioning sponsored by wnet captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> pbs newshour weekend is made possible by: corporate funding is provided by mutual of america-- desi
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Aug 3, 2014 5:30pm PDT
international norms are insufficient in dealing with china. in china, an earthquake has killed at least three67 people and destroyed some 12,000 homes. visit us online at newshour.pbs.org for my conversation with two scientists about the algae bloom in lake erie that left hundreds of thousands in toledo ohio without drinkable tap water and don't forget to join us on air and online on the news hours, i am hari sreenivasan, thanks for watching. captioning sponsored by wnet captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> pbs newshour weekend is made possible by: corporate funding is provided by mutual of america-- designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we are your retirement company. additional support is provided by: and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. since this is pbs, good luck using this. you should be tv star! oh, no, too much pressure and you have to get up too early. i don't think there's anyone here who isn't aware that this is a little special moment in time
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Apr 19, 2015 5:30pm PDT
repercussions for the world economy, china's central bank announced new banking rules today. they're meant to help spur bank lending and to combat slower economic growth. even so, some analysts questioned whether the move would enable china to reach its 7% growth target for 2015, its lowest in nearly a quarter of a century. recent comments by f.b.i. director james comey have led to a diplomatic flap between the united states and poland. poland's foreign ministry summoned america's ambassador in warsaw for a meeting today after comey said that nazi germany had been aided by accomplices in poland and other countries. the polish embassy in washington sent a letter to the fbi director saying he had, in their words, accused poles "of perpetrating crimes which not only did they not commit but which they themselves were victims of. >> sreenivasan: and now to south africa, this weekend the leader of that country, jacob zuma canceled an overseas trip. this following days of violence there against immigrants. for more, we are joined now via skype from johannesburg by david smith of the guardian newspap
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Feb 19, 2017 5:30pm PST
years. >> sreenivasan: american ships are patrolling the south china sea. a strike group led by the aircraft carrier u.s.s. carl vinson began what the navy cal"" routine operations" in disputed waters this weekend. china, which completed its own military exercises in the area last week, claims a number of shoals and reefs, and has been building artificial islands with airstrips on some of them. backed by american air-strikes, california is grappling with flooding, mudslides, and power outages from this weekend's torrential rain storms that are blamed for at least five deaths in the southern part of the state. crews cleared mud from roads, filled-in sinkholes and even recovered a fire truck that fell off the side of a crumbled highway. in the north, the sacramento and san francisco bay areas could get up to ten inches of rain, and officials warn the san joaquin river is reaching flood stage. >> learn how republicans are attempting to keep russia in compliance with a nuclear arms treaty. visit pbs.org/newshour. >> sreenivasan: in tonight's signature segment, we look at a new generatio
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Jun 27, 2015 5:30pm PDT
be used as reactor fuel. in return, the u.s., britain, china, france, germany and russia would ease economic sanctions. another deadline is looming this one for greece, where eurozone officials have just rejected the latest financial bailout offer. greece is supposed to make a 1.6 billion euro payment tuesday. it owes 245 billion total. but greece says it can't afford the payment, and it needs another financial bailout. if negotiators can't come up with a deal, greece could be kicked out of the eurozone, potentially throwing the nation into bankruptcy. in south carolina, the funerals for three more shooting victims are being held in charleston today. all three are being eulogized in the same church where they and six others were gunned down june 18. south carolina governor nikki haley, senator tim scott and the reverend jesse jackson attended the funeral for 54-year-old cynthia hurd, a local librarian. 26-year-old tywanza sanders and 87-year-old susie jackson are also being laid to rest. before church services this morning, a woman scaled the 30- foot flagpole at the statehouse and
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May 2, 2015 5:30pm PDT
nigeria and china." how does this affect the perception they have of the world? >> the perception they have because of lack of opportunity because of being left out of any american dream is that there isn't any institution they trust. the focus this past week has been on the police and lack of trust for the police. but there's lack of trust for education, for government, for social services. they don't trust any adult because in fact many of them report that they live in persistent fear in home, in school in their neighborhoods. their lives are consistent fear. >> sreenivasan: focusing in on health care what kind of access challenges are there in this neighborhood? i mean, just when i was there in the last couple of days, i met several of these folks who don't have transportation, so for them, even the burned down cvs was a serious problem of where they were going to get their prescriptions filled. >> absolutely. so lack of transportation is a big issue. lack of healthy food is a huge issue. many people in these communities have to travel miles without any transportation to get to a gr
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Jul 19, 2014 5:30pm EDT
week, a typhoon has been battering parts of china and the philippines. dozens have been killed. of course, that doesn't begin to compare with the loss of life caused by another typhoon that ravaged the philippines late last year. super typhoon haiyan killed 6,300 people. as happens so often, offers of help poured into the disaster area in the days and weeks after the storm hit, but not all the money that was pledged then was delivered. and now, eight months later, all there is not well. newshour special correspondent mark litke reports. >> reporter: philippine tv was on the air live as the storm hit. it was the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall. and the worst was still to come-- a storm surge, a wall of water 20 feet high smashing or washing away much of what was in its path. the city of tacloban, population 200,000, took a direct hit. this video was shot by the city's mayor, trapped in his own house as the storm raged. when the water receded, utter devastation-- the dead tangled in the wreckage, the living forced to fend for themselves for days. many women would give birth i
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Mar 9, 2014 5:30pm PDT
planes are scouring the south china sea looking for the plane's wreckage. late this morning, vietnamese said they spotted what may be the first bits of debris. >> reporter: found floating in the sea is this an aircraft door? vietnamese officials believe it could be the first clue as to the fate of this plane. they think it may have disintergreated in the sky. for the families of those on board, the agonizing wait for answers going on. this woman in australia can't tell her son if he'll be able to speak to his dad again. >> he looks and says when's dad going to skype? he said he'd be here. when will he skype? you know, i'll cross that bridge when i have to. >> reporter: the identity of those on board the boeing triple seven is now central to investigators. this italian man who's very much alive was on the passenger list. his passport was stolen in thailand and used to board the flight at kuala lumpur. intelligence experts will be looking closely at their backgrounds. >> there's a lot of possibilities here. one of them is that it's purely a criminal matter, the passports, whic
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Dec 7, 2014 5:30pm EST
speculation that china aided in the security breach. joining me now via skype from seoul south korea is james pearson, a reporter for reuters and the co-author of "north korea confidential," due out in february. the evidnce point to north korea? >>l, there is still no evidence that-- at least no conclusive evidence that north korea was behind attacks on sony pictures. whe do know are that there ee ares te beens attacks onh korea bya gang-- which security researchers have nick named the dark-- gang which was the name e malused at thee. these hackers were on the surface looked like hacktivists. they were defacing web sites. but the code they had writtenyy designed for south korean and military secrets and also fruchlt is bases, which theree manyo whileo conclusive evidence that north korea is indeed behindsk e also denied it. just todayd that it was a rightous deed that perhaps some pro north thet is that if they wanted to do that attack, they would have the capability to do so. >> tell us about the structure of what amounts to the northn cyberunit.lnha&ike is has its own military inte
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Dec 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
in 30 years, china has relaxed its one child policy. if either parent is an only child the couple can have two children. critics say it was a violation of human rights and led to millions of forced abortions. >>> a local militia leader was behind the september 11th 2012 attacks in benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four people. the newspaper said it reached that conclusion after months of investigation, an investigation that included interviews with libyans in benghazi with knowledge of the attack. >>> today is theth anniversary of the passage of the endangered species act. during the intervening years the u.s. fish and wildlife services say 30 species have recovered enough to be removed from the list. critics say the law say that it helped save few animals and caused economic hardships. >>> for more about today's cut to unemployment benefits we are joined by brenda kernon she wrote about it in "the wall street journal" how significant will the impact be? >> you can look at the macroeconomic impact which many economists say will be neglible. but if you are one of the 1.3 million
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Mar 2, 2014 5:30pm PST
pleasure. >>> for continuing coverage of the crisis in ukraine, visit "newshour".pbs.org. >>> china today blamed uighur separatists for a deadly attack at a train station. at least 29 people killed and 140 wounded after a group of 10 men attacked passengers at a train station with knives. authorities killed four of the men and captured another. they are looking for the rest. the attack took place in unionan, 900 miles from gin jiang, the area where they leave. a series of attacks that left 90 people dead there. extremists blamed for killing 39 villagers in an overnight attack. another 51 people killed in car bombings in an urban area. many were children. the group responsible translates to western education is sinful. >>> the united states has released a convicted cuban spy. he was welcomed home in havana after being in prison in the united states for 15 years. he was one of five men arrested in miami in 1998. they were allegedly monitoring the activities of anti-cuban groups. another of the convicted spies had been released earlier. the remain three are still being held. >>> there
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