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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
climate change and the spread of nuclear weapons came today from the continuing u.s.-china summit in beijing. but differences persisted over economic policy and human rights. newshour correspondent kwame holman has our lead story report. >> holman: there were smiles all around, as president obama and chinese president hu jintao prepared to go into a meeting today that would last for two hours. the talks yielded no firm agreements. but the men who lead the world's largest economy, and the fastest-growing one highlighted a pledge to make determined efforts to work together. >> the major challenges of the 21st century, from climate change to nuclear proliferation to economic recovery, are challenges that touch both our nations, and challenges that neither of our nations can solve by acting alone. >> ( translated ): there are growing global challenges, and countries in today's world have become more and more interdependent. in this context, it is necessary to step up international cooperation. >> holman: mr. obama pointed to cooperation between washington and beijing on the nuclear front
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Jul 22, 2009 7:00pm EDT
dawn androm there, became visible eastward acrs china and japan. hundreds of millns of people turned out to wiess the event. many used special sety glasses to view it. others prayed or stayeindoors fearing a badmen. in so places, the eclipse lasted more than six and aalf minutes. >>ehrer: and still to come the "newour" tonight: tales of twitter and secrery clinton iasia. that follows the cond day of questionsor fed chairman bernanke. ray suez has the story. >> rerter: those tough qutions came today before the senate bankingommittee. top of the agenda f senators: the fed'suthority and its response to theinancial crisis. chairman chris dodd of connecticut. >> reporter: richardhelby of alabama,he committee's ranking republic said he disagreed witan administration proposal to give the d more regulatory power >> in the end, it washe failure, i bieve, of the fed to adequately supervise our largest fincial institutions that ruired the deployment of s monetary policy resources stave off finanal disaster. in light of e fed's record of failure as a bank regulor, it should come as nsurprise tha
PBS
Sep 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
on the idea of needing only a one shot vaccine for the h1n1 virus; a report from china about protesters being detained in mental hospitals; and the analysis of mark shields and david brooks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. >> and by bnsf railway. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank
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Sep 22, 2009 7:00pm EDT
port. reporter: the presidents of the world's two rgest greenhou-gas emitting nations, china and the u.s., wereenter stage as the u.n. soht to jumpstart e stalled climate talks. president obama and china's jintaooined more than 100 world leads who met at the urging ou.n. secretary general ban ki-moon. he warned of theonsequences if netiators fail to reach a new global pact this decber in denmark. >> failure to reach broad agreement in copenhagen uld be morally inexcusae, ecomically short-sighted, and politically unwise. weannot go down this road. ( applause ) >> reporter: with e stage set, president obama dressed the gaering. he outlined the eps his administration's taken to regulate greenhouse gas emsions and boost investment in renewable ergy, and he noted the house had pass a climate changeill in june. >> the united states h done more to promote cleaenergy and reduce carn pollution in the last eht months than at any other time in our histor reporter: the president sti facean uphill push to get a climate chge bill through the senate before the conhagen summit, however, a he acknowl
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Sep 15, 2009 7:00pm EDT
woodruff rorts. thother news of the day: the brewing showdowbetween the u. and china over trade-- ffrey brown has that; rgaret warner on luctance within the president's own party to sen mortroops in afghanistan; a united nations report th finds evidence of war cres during last year's conflict gaza; and ray suarez with the srt of three-part series from tanzania. >> th african country is struggling to provide tratment for more than 40 milion people with only one- third the docrs it needs. i'll have report. >> ifill: all that night on the newshour. >> iill: all that tonight on the nshour. major funding r the newshour wi jim lehrer is provided by: >> what t world needs now is energy. t energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what that energy came from an energy company? everday, chevron invests $62 million in people, iideas-- seeking, teaching, buildin eling growth around the worl to move us all ead. this ithe power of human energy. chevron. from t americaneartland to aaron's best seing whole wheat while keeping 60 billion pounds
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Sep 25, 2009 7:00pm EDT
decisions. but he made no menti of new sanctio. and china saidll such issues can be resolved through negotiation. >> lehrer: judy woodruffakes the story fr there. >> woodruff: for more on l of is we turn to david albright a former un nucar weapons inspecr. he's w president of the institute for science and international security. david albght, good to have you with us again. >> good to be here. >> woodruff: president oma had a news coerence a few mines ago. heaid and i'muoting iran's actns raise grave doubts in ter of their presentationf their clear program was for aceful purposes. so what exactly is known about is facility? >> wel, not very much. i mean there's bn some statements about that it's gas centrifuge plant, it enriches uranium, it's relavely small compared to what you uld need for a lant to make well enriched uranium f nuclear pow reactsers. t most importantly it has been built in secrecy. and iran has sd many times publicly thatt has vealed everything to th iea. everything is own and yet heryou have a very important nuclear sit that was notnown. and appes to only have been
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Jul 7, 2009 7:00pm EDT
research; d the jackson fewell. that follows our look at e violee in northwestern china betweehan chinese and the uighurs, a group with etic turk roots. we begin with aeport from ian wiiams of independent television news in beijing. >> reporter: armed lice ooded urumqi today but could do little to prevent the simmering ethnic teions again bursti onto the street this time, angry ms of han chinese widing sticks, pipes and shovels. they headed towards musli uighur neigorhoods, chanting "defend the country." the ri police eventually blocked their way, later ring tear gas to sperse the crowd. eaier, scores of uighur women confronted anothegroup of police, protesting gainst mass arrests of men from their muim community. it began as chinese ofcials busd journalists and phographers to the city to see the aftermath of the weend riing the authorities say more than 1,400 alleged rters have be rounded up, the women claimed men had beestrip- search and ken away if they had cuts, bruises, or her signs of fiting. ur situation is too tragic," said this woman. "it will be better to shoot and kill us than
PBS
Oct 1, 2009 6:00pm EDT
than 500 dead in indonesia. then come the other news of the day, including china's elaborate celebration of 60 years of communist rule. margaret warner takes up new allegations of fraud in the afghan elections. jeffrey brown looks at the high level talks with iran about its nuclear program. and ray suarez tells a story of some 4 million year old bones. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. >> and b
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Sep 11, 2009 7:00pm EDT
>> lehrer: a still to come on the wshour tonight: dissent in china; and shields a brooks. that flows the latest research on the swine flu vacci. margaret warnehas the story. >> warne since the swine flu outbak began last spring and spread tmore than 100 countries, there has be a race to createn effective vacce. in the u.s., h1n1 as it'called infected more than a mlion people, and caused aut 600 deaths. e flu threat diminished over the summer here. but it ner went away. annow it's returned for a new season. already, it's been detectedn all 50 states, and is wideread in the southeast, plus maryld, okhoma, arizona and alaska. early on, the u.s. ctracted to buy 19milliodoses. unknn at the time was: would it be effective, would it be ready in time and sufficient quanties? today, there was some od news on the vcine front. clinical trials showhat just one dose will be effectiveor most adults whneed it. dr. anthonfauci is head of the national institute of alley and infectus diseases, which has overseen the government trials. he joins us fromhe national instutes of health tonight. dr. fauci,
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Aug 31, 2009 7:00pm EDT
street tod, a major sellff in china dragged u.s. ocks down. the dow joneindustrial average lost 48 points to close at 96. the nasq fell more than 19 points to close at009. e price of crude oil fell nearly 4%. inew york trading, the cost of a barrel droppebelow $70. d still to come on the and stl to come on the wshour tonight: looking for work; finding a suessor to ted nnedy; and covering the heal care debate. that follows oulook at what the upheaval in japan mes here in the u.s. gwen ifill has e story. >> ifill: japan's ters, struggling under the weight of high uneloyment, record deficits and a sinking woforce, went to the polls in record numbers this weekento upend a polical system in place for ha a century. theiberal democratic party, which has been in power for 53 >> it showthere will be a power shift in japan. >> the liberal mocratic pty which has bee in power for 53 of >ifill: the liberal democrati party,hich has been in power for of the last 54 years, was toss out in favor of a new and untest group of politicians, thdemocratic party of japan. japan, the wod's second- largesec
PBS
Jul 8, 2009 6:00pm EDT
health care reform. then, the other news of the day: an update on the unrest and ethnic clashes in china; the latest on internet attacks that hit the white house, the stock market and elsewhere; a paul solman report on ex-convicts and ex-executives looking for work; and two takes on stimulating the economy. margaret warner on the economic summit in italy, and the debate on the need for a second stimulus package. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: ♪ >> oil, energy, the environment, where are the answers? this isn't a liberal or a conservative issue. it's a human issue. as an energy company, chevron has a great responsibility, so we've improved our own energy efficiency 27% since 1992. and now we ask you to join us in one of the most important efforts of our time: using less. will you join us? chevron, human energy. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporat
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Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
toll in taiwan stood at 63. the typhoon killed at least eight more people on mainland china. secretary of state clinton spent this day in nigeria, urging political reforms in the oil-rich country. it was the fifth stop on a seven nation african tour. clinton called for nigerian leaders to reduce corruption and promote democratic practices ahead of elections in 2011. in recent months, violence in nigeria's oil region has repeatedly disrupted output. the u.s. won a crucial international trade case against china today. it could give american music, books and movies much greater access to chinese markets. the world trade organization found beijing had illegally barred attempts to market those products directly to chinese customers. china could still appeal the ruling. the u.s. federal deficit now tops $1.25 trillion, with two months left in the fiscal year. the treasury department reported the figures today. the obama administration expects the deficit to exceed $1.8 trillion when the fiscal year is over. that's more than four times larger than last year's record. and still to c
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Jul 9, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, jeff, when you had t just the g8the industrial powers but 17 countries including china india, and brazil agreeneveral key respects. ty agreed thathe temperatu of the plat shouldot go uy more than 2 degrees over the preindustrial lels. and two,hese, all countries age to take meaningfulteps between now and theidterm, may 2020, 2025, they didn give a date, but to take meaningful at thes inthe midterm to mitigate their carbo emissons. now the eerging countrys did not agree as to as the euroans and americans had hoped they would, actually establish target force themselves, specific oes like 50% cut by 2050 or 80% cut by 250 but it i still a big step forward. beuse the attitude of all the emerge pog ar last year wasou big rich countries,you created this problem, it's your poblem to sve. we ed to gro. >>yes, and much of the past suggle in the climate change debate has been between the rgest industrianations and the emerging or devoping nations. you'r saying some pgress but still muchore to be donen. >> that's wh a major focus for president obama and for he europeans here waokay, if we've
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Oct 19, 2009 7:00pm EDT
leverage doeshe u.s. have at this stage of the game? >> at thetrategic level china and the united states share the same ojectives. they neea countryhat is able and security. . and secure, in orde to meet their economic objectives. we want a country that stab and secure for the sudanese peoe to be able to fulfill their dreams especially for t next geration. and so by working at the sttegic level and down, i thinwe can reach eas where china and the unitedtates can ben the same sheet of music. we alshave a gup ofnvoys that gets together resulting from the p we w call ourselves thee-6. 's envoys from the five nations that include cna and ssia, france, the u.k., the united states and the european union. gether we meet along with sometimes envo from the other natio. 's through this that we're able to get consensus, that we're le to iroduce measures into our govement, that we're able to ensure that bi-lateral relatio take place with the context of a multilateralandate. china has been very eful. ambassador from china has been exllent in terms of supporng what we're trying to doo bring an endto t
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Aug 12, 2009 7:25pm EDT
nations tformally condemn the conviction yesterdayere stalled by both russ and china, which said t case of aung san suu kyi was an inteal, burmese matter. >> lrer: for more we go to two myanmar wchers: priscilla clapp was chief of the.s. missi there from 1999 to 2002; tom manowski is washington advocacy directofor human righ watch. mi clapp, what do you makeof the 18-month house-arrest senten? did you expec more? or were you lieved? >> th. y. she did -- her seence was thr years at hard labor, and i expected three toive years -- >> lehrer: you expted they would put her inprison? >i expected that's what they would sentence her to. i was hopin that they woul't put her in prison, becaus i think would be very ngerous r her, so in a sense, i am relieved thatthey've let h go home, but that don't mean th i thinkhe conviction was correct. >> lehrer: at's your analysis of why they did not put her in prison, mr. malinowski why did they let her stay at me? >> actuall i think this is wh they planned do all along. the backdrop to tis is the military junta's plan to hold this so-called ection in
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Jul 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
china, thdeath toll in ethnic rioti rose to 184. the state-run news agey annoced 137 of the victims belonged tohe han chinese mority. arly all of the rest were mulim uighurs. the trouble erupted last nday in northwtern china. nce then, thousands of troo he flooded the region to enforce order. eight more british soldrs have been killed in action in afghanistan. thannouncement today made 15 brith fatalities in ten days. and prie minister brown warned there will be more vionce and deaths afghanistan. he said, "this is aery hard summer. it's not over." >> lehre and still to come on the newshour tonit: the sotomayorearings; brooksnd marcus; anmissing stories. that followshe end of the economic summit in ily. jeffrey brown begins our coverage. >> porter: president obama wraed up a week of european trel with a final news coerence at the g-8 summit in l'aquila, italy. mr. obama said the g-8 lders are giving iran two nths to start talkingseriously about the country's nuclear progra >> we remaiseriously concerned abo the appalling events surrounding the presidenal election. an we're deeply tr
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Nov 27, 2009 7:00pm EST
theebels, the insurgents ainst the russians beten 1979 and 1989. and with china and iran and saudi arabiand a lotf her people. but and it's a lot easi to support the insurgents. and now we're on the oer side of being, we'll have if the president does send in 30,000 ameran troops which has en the most often hed and thisdditional number ofo troo, we'll now have amany troops o our sie as the russians ever d in afghanistan. and so i is a -- it's tricky and ver ve difcult task. >> if i could just add one moe trick that hs gto accompli, which is about signali. he's got to signal sohe tlb, the people in afghanistan, the peopl in kabul, the peoplen villages aroundhat we are really serious at we are going tosecure them. because they wi not help us rooting out the taliban and the village unless they arsure that we have the back. and that we are tru committed toinning and to th effort. at the sme time he has to signalo the american peopland many democrats who are very scrit call that we have off-ramps, a way to get out of here. he h to nalo karzai if heoesn't shape up and meet the benchrks we
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Dec 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
rejected a key target for addressing climate change. the reuters news agency reported today china, india, brazil and uth africa refused to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. and the australian senate today defeated a bill to implement a carbon trading system. a global climate summit opens monday in copenhagen, denmark. on wall street, a slide in oil and bank stocks kept the market in check. the dow jones industrial average lost almost 19 points to close at 10,452. the nasdaq rose nine points to close at 2,185. the u.s. supreme court will decide a battle over beachfront property rights. the case argued today came from the gulf coast of florida. six homeowners demanded compensation after their beachfront was widened to stop erosion. the new sand was designated as public property. the mayor's race in atlanta remained officially too close to call today, after tuesday's run- off. former georgia state senator kasim reed led by 620 votes over city councilwoman mary norwood. she's trying to become the city's first white mayor in more than 30 years. norwood said she'll ask for a
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Oct 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
company's. china now has more billionaires than any country except the u.s. an annual report today found 130 known billionaires in china this year, up from 101 last year. the u.s. had 359 billionaires. on wall street today, the dow jones industrial average lost more than 14 points to close at 9,871. the nasdaq rose a fraction of a point to close near 2,140. >> woodruff: and still to come on the newshour tonight: kenya's drought and famine; and the political stalemate in honduras. that follows election 2009-- at stake are the governors' offices in new jersey and virginia. will democrats hold those jobs, and are there national implications either way? gwen ifill takes a look. >> ifill: in virginia, the race for governor features all the usual political suspects-- a democrat, a republican, and at a debate last night, disputes over which one can best handle the economy... >> we're in a tough economy, the largest unemployment in decades, the budget deficit, and this is the most important issue facing us. >> ifill: ... transportation... >> ... there's no quicker way to make jobs in every
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Jul 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
eight years ago. on newshour.pbs.org, two online- only features tonight on china's economy: an update on its recovery with a growth rate of nearly 8% in the last quarter; and on our business desk, paul solman talks to economist simon johnson about china's investment in u.s. treasury bonds and other assets. and again, to our honor roll of american service personnel killed in the iraq and afghanistan conflicts. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here, in silence, are ten more. that last photograph was captain kafele h. sims. when we reported his death last month, we mistakenly ran a photograph of someone else. we regret the error. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks, among others. i'm jim lehrer. thank you and good night. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with
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Sep 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
india will evertake china to be the world's most populous nation. the question is where will the food come from for 1.5 billion people. already half the kids under age 4 under the country are mall nourished. 70% of india's people are rural. they barely krap by off tiny plots of land. every year tens of millions of them are driven by poverty into overcrowded cities in search of work. that means fewer and fewer food producers and more mouths to feed. at the same time environmental degradation threatens the prosperous breadbasket region of punjab. this person thinks one solution to the food crisis is to make small subsistence farmers more productive. he goes to villages like this one in the impoverished northern state and gets everyone's attention by inviting them to the movies. >> these actually are very long commercials for products sold by his nonprofit enterprise. but they have all the movie stables, he says. >> bollywood style with known actors and a good story. you have romance, fights, songs, dances, everything. >> reporter: and at the end of the story in true bollywood style
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Aug 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
people missing and feared dd. the stormoved on to mainland china, where nrly one million ople were evacuated. hundreds of americans began ining up in eight cities tod for swinflu vaccine trials. about 2,800 people wiltake part in the governnt-funded testig. it's pa of the process of getting a vaccine for widpread use thisall. ultimately, heal officials expect toave 160 million doses avlable. back in this country, wa street backed a bit today. the dow jones industrl average lost 32 points to closeelow 9338. the nasdaq fell 8 points to clo at 1992. and still to come on th wshour tonight, health care and senors; the discount culture; and transptation priories. that follows the summ in guadalajaramexico, where u.s.- mexican cooperatioand tension topped the agend jeffrey brn has that story. >> rder violence to trade wars to the swine flu pandem. the list of pressing issues in today's summit meeting between resident obama makinghis sect trip to mexico and mexican presidt felipe clderon and canadiaprime minister stephen sharpener. rned to escalatingescalating form border violenc the. >> t
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
from just off the coast of china all the way to a few hundred miles from the coast of california. >> reporter: using a mantotrol to skim the water, he and his crew found a ton of trash in an area called the norpacific giant that is off the main shipping and sailing routes. among the junk-- umbrella handles, cigarette lighters, ropes, thousands of toothbrushes. >> these are from hawaii, huh? >> they're from asia, probably. here's a brand i don't recognize. >> reporter: most of the trash moore found was plastic. he and others believe that plastic is washed downrivers into the pacific, then carried by currents past central america by guam and the philippines, on towards japan, picking up more deprix all the time. it then flows east into the gyre a garbage patch estimated by scientists to contain 3.5 million tons of junk. >> it's a very circtous group taking five years. >> reporter: once there, it gets stuck. >> you get the toilet bowl effect of dragging the debris from the rim and bringing it into the center. >> reporter: the problem with plastic is that it doesn't biodegrade. it ju
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
china and thailand. they contain only a fraction of the active ingredients, so they can be sold cheaply. sold without prescription, and mostly by people with no training. there are quality problems even in pharmacies, like this one we stopped by, in cambodia's second largest city. i s asked for malaria medications. so this is an acquired drug, it's on the shelf. a customer stopped by complaining of diarrhea, she's followed one antibiotic pill, there's no guarantee she'll return for the rest of what should be a three-pill regimen. >> she just came and took one pill. maybe they take one time, and then when they don't feel better they come back. >> reporter: the malaria parasite first became resist tab in the 70s, then another medicine. now there are at least nine resistance to the most effect currently on the market. >> we have to think what our next step will be. >> reporter: he co-authored one study, he's with the u.s. army, one of several international agencies working on a renewed effort to contain the problem here. it's sponsored largely by the bill and melinda gates foundati
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Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
-based econom even while sanctis keep amican companies out, businesses fm china, russia d the gulf states have been moving in. so, jeweler osm yousef is an enthusiastic supporterf president al-bhir. >> ( translated ): this situation has improved grtly. there's devopment everywhere. even in my home area, thers been great impvement. a new sugar plant has beenuilt where i live, and irrigatn projects have bn completed tht are helping with that project. >> narrar: while the people of sudan debate his mers, the country's president is now ofring his strongest hint yet that h time in power may be coming to an e. >> reporter: did you eve consider not standing forhe presidency aga? >> ( translated ): wthought at, after signing the peace agreement south sudan, that this s an achievement one could end eir political life with. four yrs ago, i urged the party telect a new president because weannot present to the sudanese people president who s been in power for 20 year because thsudanese people would be naturally bored political work isudan, as i see it, is not a comfortab task. it is tiri, exha
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Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
competition for influence and engagement with china, with russia. i thought message she delivered, where are she goes, she brings cameras. she brings microphones--. >> lehrer: and she talks straight. >> she does. >> the $240 a 1 steak. is that an insult? how much are the carrots? >> lehrer: the cost foreign policy. >> as for clinton, i thought her response was completely appropriate. the question was insulting, so-- i was fine with it. as for africa. one of the nice-- the good news stories about africa is that there has been institutional change in country after country. now, we've had our problems with south africa and other countrys-- sudan, obviously-- but there has been institutional improvement on that continent in many, many governments. and i think part of the achievement of the bush administration (ly was the millennium... accounts and she's building on that, i think, the obama emotion as as-- administration as well. >> lehrer: what should be said about caroline kennedy. >> we talk about president pral siblings, and they're embarrassments and seek presidential pardons and unflat ring
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Dec 4, 2009 7:00pm EST
ownership of.m.'s existing china venture. a powerful rel movement in notheast india was dealt another blowtoday. officials confirmed the orall comnder and top deputy were in custody after tey surrendered in neighboring banglesh. several rebeleaders have been arrested the past year. the group is centeredn assam state. it's conducted violent, 30- year campaign for indepennce. the was word today of rare public protests in north koa. it started aft much of the country's paper money was rended worthless. repos in south korea said demonsators burned piles of currency, and they denouncedim jong-il, e north's communist dictat. kim's government hachanged the face value of its currencto try tcurb runaway inflation. it also limited how many d banknotes could bswapped for new ones. >> reporter: forgn ministers fr 25 nato nations pledg in brussels day to conibute a total of 7,000 re troops tohe u.s.-led war in afghanista. that's aut 2,0 more an initl estimates. details of who inoill conibute what aretill to be worked out. but at the alliace adquarters seetary-general anders rasmussen said members
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Sep 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
china, india and thailand. this summer, the u.s. tracked this north korean ship suspected of carrying banned weapons cargo to myanmar, until it turned back. and though video filmed surreptitiously during last year's cyclone showed desperate poverty and despair, it took immense international pressure to get the regime to let humanitarian aid into the country. the administration says it will boost humanitarian aid, but retain sanctions for now, while talking with the regime. not surprisingly, even this limited opening is stirring some concern. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, co-author of the u.s. sanctions bill against myanmar, reacted skeptically today. >> it's one of the few thugs regimes left in the world. my reaction to effort to engage with this regime, as long as we maintain the sanctions and continue to work to broaden the sanctions, if secretary clinton or the others want to have some discussions with them, i suppose that it's okay. but i would not want to signal this regime that we're willing to step back from sanctions. >> there is no suggestion that we are prepared i
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Oct 15, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, offsho evasion. the i.r.s. has set up joint information center wh countries like china, japan, k. and we're now working at all levels in thgovernment to do lot more coordinaon. we've also sned ten treaties in the last couple of years which are informatn exchange treaties. when we ask for information, that t authority will give it to us and vice versa. >> brown: you movethis deadline once bere but today is really it,ight? yes, todays. couric: so those who didn't come in? ... those who didn't ce in, we'll ramp up o efforts and the chances of people getti caught are much high now than they were a yr. a and year from now they'll be higher. >> brown: your thought is is isust the beginning. as you said, makes taxpayers in future y hope. >> s. >> bwn: doughulman, i.r.s. commisoner. thanks vermuch. >> thank you. >> lehrer: nt, the dangers of talking on a cell phonwhile driving. the reporter is angie crouch from t program "so-cal connected", pruced by kcet losngeles. >> reporter: for most of h fe, austin barker was an adventurer. >> i would travel to mexico d central americ i was heavy in scub
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Sep 30, 2009 7:00pm EDT
china, ind and thailand. th summer, the u.s. tracked this northorean ship suspected of carrying bannedeapons cargo to myanmaruntil it turned ck. anthough video filmed surreptitisly during last year's cyclonehowed desperate poverty and despair, itook mense international pressure to gethe regime to let humanitarian a into the country. the administration ss it will booshumanitarian aid, but tain sanctions for now, whil talking with theegime. not surprisingly, evenhis limited opening is stiing some concern. senate majory leader mitch mcconnell, co-authorf the u.s. sanctions bill against myanm, reacted skeptically day. >> it's one of the f thugs regimes left in thworld. my reaction to effort to eage with this regime, as lg as we maintain the sanctions a continue to rk to broaden the sanctions, if secretary inton or the oths want to have some discussions with the i suppose that it's okay but i uld not want to signal th regime that we're willing to step ba from sanctions. >> there is suggestion that are prepared in any way to lift sanctio. there has to be credibleorward steps on the gr
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Jul 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
products increased particularly to china and india. in response dairy farmers increased their herd siz. but lastear as the world economy plunged, feed prices went up. expos dropped by a thir, and lk prices decline the bubble burst. in this california supermarket, the pricef milk, about $2.20 a gallo was sellingor about a third less than it was t years o. >> our fundamental problemis th our ability to produce exceedsthe market's ability to absb it. we don't have a national system that really communicates inany meaningful wa an aropriate supply of milk. >> repter: what's the lution? >> wll, i thi it's time at we adopt me of the national strategy of balancing our supply and demand. >> reporter: nce the 1930s, th u.s. dairy industry has been highly regulated. the government se price minimms, provides subsides and export aid. but dairy owners say t vernment assistance s not be sufficient to avo problems. vanden wants t government to control the mik supply by regulator.. regulatiairy roduction. >> therogram we're prmoting is a pgram that would simply say, establish a crtain mount of allowabl
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Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
adversaries. that ronald reagan did it with the soviet union, richard nixon did it with china. george herbert walker bush did it. it was suspended, diplomacy or diplomatic engagement became something that was conferred as a prize. and i think bill clinton did well. i'm happy that the two reporters are home. >> and finally, sonia sotomayor confirmed. she's going to sworn in tomorrow, david, the 9th supreme court justice. step back for a minute would, does this is a? >> well, you know, i guess i have a somewhat unusual view which is i think we overplayed the race and woman angle in the story. i think if you look at her opinion and you just read the opinion you wouldn't have been able to tell what race or gender she was. they were just opinions of seemingly intelligent woman. and so i think when historians look back the all this, i think they will think we overplayed, for understandable historical reasons, the race and gender aspect of this rather than the all the other parts of her personality and the way she thinks. >> well, what were those 30 republican senators voting against. >> the
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Sep 28, 2009 7:00pm EDT
countries, united states,ritain, france, germany, rusa, china, how does it affect your titude tord iran? >> wl, iran has a very limited ability use its air foe to attack targets a good distan away from the border. this is the only mechani that they ha in place where th can threaten targets as far as israel or the peran gulf. so in that sense, you must plan your militarytrategies to be able to counter th. in fact if you look the missile defense programs tha israelas and the change in the missile defense progms that the u.s. s announced two weeks ago, we see that we're ying to develop and implemencapabilities that will be able to neutraze the iranian missile that. >> woodruff: is it possible wee making too much of this, making too big a dea of the missile tests themselves? ye i think we're making much more fuss er what i would ca just ordinary developmts. >> i would agree witthat. i always look the institution the ba czar. when you ginto a carpet bazaar, you never ow the merchant how mucyou like that carpet beuse if he knows he can extract a ver high price for it. when theranians vantage
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Nov 26, 2009 6:00pm EST
he's held for 12 years. china has unveiled its targets for reducing greenhouse gases. the government set out a goal of reducing carbon emissions up to 45% by 2020. that number will be measured against its gross domestic product, which should continue to grow over the next decade. the government also confirmed premier wen jiabao will attend next month's climate summit in denmark. hacked e-mails on climate change drew fresh reaction from climate scientists today. the head of a u.n. panel of climate experts stood by scientific evidence that humans are to blame for global warming. he rejected claims of bias from climate change skeptics. they charged that e-mails stolen from a british university showed scientists colluded to suppress data that might undermine their arguments. the catholic church in ireland has been accused of covering up systematic child abuse dating back decades. a three-year investigation into how the church dealt with complaints from hundreds of children found bishops hid the crimes to protect the church's reputation. we have a report from sue saville of "independent t
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Nov 19, 2009 6:00pm EST
delays. a congressional advisory panel has issued a strong warning about chinese spying. the u.s. china economic and security review commission made its report today. it said china is aggressively stealing american military and economic secrets. the chinese embassy dismissed the allegations as "baseless" and "irresponsible." >> lehrer: and still to come on the "newshour" tonight: the fort hood investigation and a musical ambassador. that follows our wrap-up of president obama's asia trip. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman begins. >> reporter: on his last day in asia, mr. obama stood side by side with south korean president lee myung-bak, but much of their focus was on north korea, and its nuclear weapons program. >> our message is clear: if north korea is prepared to take concrete and irreversible steps to fulfil its obligations and eliminate its nuclear weapons program, the united states will support economic assistance and help promote its full integration in the community of nations. that opportunity and respect will not come with threats. north korea must live up to its obligati
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Sep 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. that follows the trade tug-of- war between the u.s. and china. it's over tire imports. jeffrey brown has the story. >> brown: the president's appearance before big labor today came just days after a set of trade sanctions announced by his administration brought praise from unions, and reproach from free trade advocates. late friday, the u.s. said it would impose a 35% tariff on chinese-made tires. that followed a complaint by the steelworkers union, contending that chinese imports are flooding the market and have led to the loss of some 5,000 american jobs. yesterday the chinese government warned it might retaliate against american auto and poultry exports, and said it would bring its own complaint to the world trade organization. we explore this trade tiff and its potential consequences now with congressman sander levin of michigan, a democrat who chairs a key trade subcommittee. and daniel price, an attorney here in washington who served in the bush administration as deputy national security advisor for international economic affairs. congressman leaven, i'll start with you. fill i
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Jul 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
minister putin. then, the other news of the day including the continuing ethnic violence in china. a john merrow update on the new orleans schools. the latest on rules for stem cell researchers. and a report on the public memorial for michael jackson in los angeles. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> oil, energy, the environment, where are the answers? this isn't a liberal or a conservative issue. it's a human issue. as an energy company, chevron has a great responsibility, so we've improved our own energy efficiency 27% since 1992. and now we ask you to join us in one of the most important efforts of our time: using less. will you join us? chevron, human energy. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pb
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Sep 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
: chinese president hu jintao reaffirmed china's policy of no-first use of nuclear weapons. but he said the countries with the largest arsenals should take the lead. the resolution adopted today did not mention iran and north korea by name. even so, those two nations were central to the discussion. french president nicolas sarkozy said iran and north korea have made a mockery of international efforts to limit the number of nuclear nations. >> ( translated ): at this very moment, iran, since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. i support the extended hand of the americans, president obama. we must bring these dialogue proposals. but what has it brought the international community? nothing at all. just more enriched uranium, more centrifugal machines. and then we have north korea and here it's even better. north korea has been acting in defiance of all security council decisions since 1993. they pay no attention whatsoever to what the international community has to say. >> warner: sarkozy and british prime minister gordon brown both said the time is fast approaching wh
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Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
announcement comes as the european union has called on the u.s. and china to lay out emission targets at the talks, contending that delays by the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases were hampering global efforts. but china's climate envoy said today the onus should be on developed countries, like the u.s. >> what developed countries should do is to take serious action on whether they have been true in words and resolute in deeds in order to solve this problem which was caused by them. >> reporter: the original hope was that the conference would result in a new treaty to replace the 1997 kyoto protocol, which the u.s. ultimately did not to sign. it now appears more likely the summit will produce only a framework for future action. still, the news of the president's decision was welcomed by many, including india's climate envoy-- shyan saran-- who was in washington this week for the state visit by indian prime minister manmohan singh. >> i think that this is an extremely positive announcement, because there is no doubt that without the active-- and i would say enthusiastic role by
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Jul 6, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, and ty took out their ger on the han. the hanre the dominant ethnic group in china, but rerded as colonialts by many uighurs who would like a separate ste. this han wan was kicked and stoned, the hpitals are full of injured, government says mor than 800 people re hurt, some bay, mostly beaten with sticks or stabbed by yout with knives. >> ( trslated ): it seemed like they were in groupsf more than ten. there was no chancto say anything. they just came up d attacked you. >> ( tranated ): they didn't really talk to you. when they saw a han peon coming along, ey started to attack. or when aus came along, they started to attack. >>reporter: the story starts ten ys ago, in a factory in southern china, fighting broke out between uighs and han after a han accused a uhur man of rape. the allegation is believ to be untrue, but sevel uighurs were lynched nonethess. theorrifying pictures shot by mobile phone we seen by uighu back home in urumqi. the students he what was initily a peaceful demonstrationemanding an inquiry. the chinese vernment is blaming exileed uighur separatist rce the iole
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Sep 24, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, china britain, france and germy are due to meet iranian negiators for talks about iran'nuclear programn october 1. as for what the future hold presi difficulties of ridding th world of nucleaweapons. >> words alone will n get job done. >> warner: hend many of the leers around the table left or the group of 20 economic summit in pittsbuh this afternoon. >>ehrer: judy woodruff talked with margaret athe u.n. earlierhis afternoon. >> woodruff: maaret, hello. this was a historic eting of the u.n.ecurity council. what else can you tell uabout the scene,bout what took ple? >> warner: well, it was ite a scene, jud. before the world aders actually arrive it was like a gigantic networking scruof diplomats and rmer diplomats, celebriti who have been involved in an-nuclear weapons work, ted rner, queen noor. and most eecially, four former cabinet secretaries and senators. nry kissinger, bill perry, s nunn a george shultz, who famously, twoand a half years ago, wrote a piece ithe "wall street journal" cald "towards a nucar weapons free world," anthey have actually met with president obama o
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Oct 1, 2009 7:00pm EDT
millionof doses of the sne flu vaccine. china celebrated its 60th anniversary of commust rule today. the regime marked the casion in beijing with a massive ow of patriotic fervor d military might. we he a report from nick payton walsh of independen television news. >> reporter: it was a pay for the party. an unprecedented dplay of militaryight, paralyzing ijing. meant to show the world,nd reover the chinese people, that 60 years of cmunism has built new superpower. and to show the upheaval sacrifice, and cnge has been wortit. esident hu jintao dresd to echo the pas in 1949 mao tsung stood here and declared china aeople's republic today's show a backdrofor hu to declarehina "towers majeically in the east". the people who have eir stiny in their own hands and are united, will orcome al difficules and obstacles and will continuouy make great histic achievements. intercontineal nuclear missil, and ranks of armed female militia, all clearl pleang the party secretary. this was authoririanism saying itorks. a day to ignore that china's economic miracle h both poor and ri. police and their
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Sep 23, 2009 6:11pm EDT
china, again growing strong. professor yasheng huang. >> the plan was 25% of the g.d.p. spread over two years and now, of the chinese g.d.p., now we are talking about 30%, 35% of g.d.p. now, by the end of the summer. >> reporter: so $400 billion to $500 billion in not even a full year in china, that would be a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package in the united states this year. >> it's a massively larger as compared to the u.s. stimulus program. >> we just so-so. like this, as before. same as before. >> reporter: on the showroom floor, jane wang says the chinese government protected her reusable bag firm from the crash. in exchange for a tax break, the firm agreed to no layoffs. so the government lowers your taxes to make your product cheaper? >> yes, correct. the government support us to do export. >> reporter: exports. trade. one economic issue facing the g20. but a larger issue-- the biggest issue is financial regulation. and at the beauty show, there was a sense that the more regulation a nation had before the crisis, the better its economy fared. in india, said these packagin
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Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
economic sanctions on myanmar for more than a decade, but china is investing heavily there. the country has been so closed off to the west that after last year's devastating cyclone which killed more than 80,000, it took immense international pressure to get any foreign aid into the country. yet the burmese junta, which has been ruling for more than 50 years, did welcome democratic senator jim webb of virginia ten days ago. in quick succession, webb met with w t regime's reclusive leader and then with nobel peace prize winner and leading semi-ziing a vis kyi. kyi. aung san suu kyi. kyi was arrested once again and her house arrest extended. the government imposed its latest punishment on her after an american swam across a lagoon and entered her house. yetaw, a vietnam veteran suffering from epilepsy, had been sentenced to seven years hard labor but webb gained his release. this week, senator webb authored an op-ed in the "new york times" entitled "we can't afford to ignore myanmar." the senator's trip also took him to loose, thailand, cambodia and vietnam. i asked him why he thought the
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Nov 9, 2009 7:00pm EST
." authoritiein china have executed nine men for their involvement in ethnic riotng last ly. eighwere muslim uighurs. e uighurs went on a rampa last ly in far western china, when tensio with the dominant n chinese boiled over. all ld, more than 200 people were killed. in el saador, soldiers and villagers continuedigging through rock and debris for dozens ofeople missing in a mudslide. least 130 people were kille when three days of heavy rai trigger flooding and andslides. some 7,000 homes wereamaged or destrod. salvador's president decll and along the.s. gulf coast, coastal towns from louisia to florida braced for tropil storm ida. e system was downgraded from hurricane status today, nd could weaken further befe makingandfall tomorrow rning. t late-season storm was the rst one this year to pose a serious threat in the gulf. most of philadelphia's tranit svice was restored today, just time for morning rush hour. a six-dastrike ended early this morning after a deal w brokered beeen the city's trait system and union officials. subway, bus, and trolleyervice ha been shut down since last t
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