CNN Student News December 2 2016 subtitle

CNN Student News December 2 2016 subtitle


Hi. I`m Carl Azuz. And Fridays are awesome! Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS and ten minutes
of international current events coverage. Recently, we`ve told you about protests against
South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who`s been accused of corruption. Today`s show starts
with the focus on North Korea. It`s just been hit with
its toughest international penalties so far over its controversial nuclear program. For years, the international community has
been trying to get North Korea to end this nuclear program. The Asian country says nuclear
technology is its right. The United Nations says it`s illegal. But despite multiple talks with North Korean
leaders and despite sanctions, penalties meant to hurt North Korea`s economy and its ability
to build nuclear weapons, the country has continued
to develop its program, repeatedly testing nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles. This
time around, China, a border country of North Korea, and
its strongest ally, has supported new sanctions against North Korea. Will that be enough to
change its behavior? (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) SAIMA MOHSIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over):
Defiant and definitive, North Korea`s launched more than two dozen prohibitive ballistic
missiles this year alone. And on September 9th, state TV announced Kim
Jong-un`s fifth successful nuclear test. U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power,
says one Korean official likened the atmosphere to “living with the Cuban missile crisis every
day.” Crucially, China is backing the sanctions,
which will cut North Korea`s single largest export, coal, by 62 percent, worth around
$700 million a year. China is their biggest customer. The previous round of economic sanctions haven`t
slowed North Korea`s nuclear program. JOHN DELURY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, YONSEI UNIVERSITY:
He is not going to cut his missile program and his nuclear program with those hundreds
of millions of dollars. He`s going to find other
places to cut. MOHSIN: Sanctions on North Korea he says are
counterproductive, although six-party talks have been tried and failed over the years
to stop proliferation, its direct talks with the North
Korean leader himself that could make the difference. DELURY: We don`t even know Kim Jong-un. We
haven`t had high level diplomatic contact. No head of state has sat in a room with Kim
Jong-un. We thought Kim Jong-Il was crazy, until people
started meeting with Kim Jong-Il. When high level people including the American secretary
of state sat down with Kim Jong-Il, they were shocked
because they discovered the guy was not nuts. DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENT-ELECT: It`s called
opening a dialogue. MOHSIN: President-elect Trump has in the past
said he had no problem speaking directly to Kim Jong-un, even suggesting they have hamburgers instead of a state dinner. But he`s also said
North Korea is China`s problem to solve and he`d pressure them to deal with the regime. With growing protest here in South Korea,
calling for President Park to go, we could soon see two new presidents in Seoul and Washington,
with all eyes on their policy towards North Korea. Saima Mohsin, CNN, Seoul, South Korea. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and
Vice President-elect Mike Pence traveled to the state of Indiana yesterday. That`s where
Mr. Pence is governor and it`s where they visited a
plant owned by the Carrier heating and air-conditioning company. Carrier announced in February that it would
lay off workers at the plant and move those jobs to the nation of Mexico. But on Tuesday,
the company said that in a deal with the incoming Trump-Pence
administration, it would keep more than a thousand jobs in Indiana. As part of the deal,
the state agreed to give Carrier financial incentives
worth $7 million dollars over 10 years. But Carrier previously said it expected to
save $65 million per year if it moved those jobs. So, it`s possible that Mr. Trump`s promise
to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate and increase tariffs
on companies that do move factored in here, too. The deal is seen as a victory for the president-elect,
who`d promised to keep jobs in America. But Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders criticized
it, saying other companies could now threaten to move jobs overseas in order to get tax
benefits and incentives themselves. Most popular sport in the U.S. is football.
Most popular sport in the world is football, but a different kind — what Americans call
soccer. Still, there are growing number of Americans
and American organizations like the National Football League, who want to export their
favorite sport. Recent NFL games in Mexico City and London
are proof, so is what`s happening in China. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MATT RIVERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Under the
lights, something new in China. The helmets, the pads, the hits — it`s football American-style,
in a country that doesn`t know much about it, yet. Compared to the other teams around the league,
this one is relatively new. How are you guys competing? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: For a new team, we are
competing very well. RIVERS: For a new team, we are competing very
well. These are the Beijing Iron Brothers, one of
14 teams from across the country in the relatively American Football League of China. They`re gearing up for a game against the Shanghai
Night Hawks. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As this league grows, I
can only see the talent growing. I can only see football growing. RIVERS: It`s a bold claim in a country where
football typically means feet only and a round table. NFL games are tough to watch because
of the time difference, Tuesday morning football just
doesn`t have the same ring. Plus, sports like ping pong and badminton have long reigned
supreme. But there are those who believe there`s a
yearning here for something a bit more physical. CHRIS MCLAURIN, FOUNDER, AMERICAN FOOTBALL
LEAGUE OF CHINA: I personally just love the game, and I love seeing it take off here in
China. RIVERS: Chris McLaurin founded the league
in 2013, a founder standout at the University of Michigan, he knows quality football, and
he knows his league has a long way to go. MCLAURIN: I`d say that we`re at D3 of college
football level this point. More practice is required, but it`s developing fast and they`re
learning quick. RIVERS: McLaurin says he`s tapping into a
sports renaissance in China, with more young people than ever trying new things. And a much bigger league wants into the action.
The NFL is slowly increasing its profile in the middle kingdom, and its 1.4 billion potential fans, sponsoring like football league and
clinics like this one. PEYTON MANNING, FORMER NFL QUARTERBACK: Two,
three, right there. Better. RIVERS: Yes, that`s the recently retired Peyton
Manning, one of the NFL`s most well-known stars, giving tips on a three-step drop back
to kids outside Beijing. He`s part of the league`s
strategy to have its stars help promote the sport, a hugely successful tactics already
employed here by the NBA. Basically, the NFL is looking for a Yao
Ming type success story. MANNING: You get somebody who`s playing as
a young person, with those interests and (INAUDIBLE) playing and they`re into it, and creating
that type of interest. And who know? Maybe there
will be a player in the NFL from China. RIVERS: And maybe that player would come from
the American Football League of China. It`s just amateurs for now. The players even have
to pony up for most of their own gear, but the plan is
to start paying players in the next few years as sponsors line up and ticket sales rise. MCLAURIN: To see it grow from five years ago
to where we`re at today, where we can get 5,000 people out to a stadium to watch a game,
that`s a huge leap. RIVERS: The Iron Brothers ended up losing
a close one to the Night Hawks, but they say they`ll be back and better next year, just
like the league in which they play. Matt Rivers, CNN, Beijing. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: The Frying Pan Tower is about 35 miles
off the coast of North Carolina. It was a U.S. Coast Guard light tower, originally designed
to keep ships off the Frying Pan Shoals. Today,
it`s a bed and breakfast. The pros: great fishing, great driving range,
great views of the Milky Way, no bugs whatsoever and great isolation, with only miles of water surrounding you. The cons: great isolation,
with only miles of water surrounding you. At about 600 bucks per person per weekend,
which doesn`t include shipping, a lot of folks might fan the idea, thinking it`s not a shoal
lot of fun. But those with waves of imagination, who can
towerate being alone and alight upon a towering ocean of possibilities for sea-clusion, this
private island is a beacon of opportunity, y`all. I`m Carl Azuz and you have a great weekend.

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