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welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. few relationships has been as critical to the united states is those with pakistan and afghanistan. president karzai has added new conditions to a security agreement with could jeopardize the whole thing. and in pakistan, activists have blocked the main supply route for forces in protest. >> they are taking the law into their own hands.
this man was transporting milk cartons. he was eventually allowed to pass. those found to be carrying supplies to coalition forces have been forced back in protest of u.s. drone attacks. >> nato supplies and troops in afghanistan, there is a reason that not a single truck has been allowed through your today. it has yet tried to break it up. >> police are standing by and watching the vigilantes in action. >> if they come to this point,
we will stop the protesters. >> the government is saying it is not supporting you. >> they are not supporting us. >> the opposition has been -- mainly his supporters have been blocking the nato supply route. and baselessly killing civilians. the timing started after the death of the militant leader.
accusing them of appeasement and worse. >> as we mentioned across the border in afghanistan, tensions are also rising with america after reaching an agreement on a security pact. afghan president karzai has decided to delay signing it and is adding new conditions. kabul, warning that a failure to sign this deal properly could lead to the pullout of all american troops by 2014. i discussed these rocky relations with the former american vassar to afghanistan. how concerned are you that at this stage in the game, president karzai has met only set of conditions.
>> won by the definition of aggression and what america , facing security challenges. homes, it isople's a sensitive political issue. she approvedter going forward, it raises some issues. a peace process, security of afghanistan, those are issues. i am a little surprised and i think he is putting himself in a
difficult situation because the poll apparently want the agreement to go forward. she could be miscalculating a do,g, no matter what they they get to go forward with a reason to say ok. americanss to stop going to afghan homes and the return of prisoners held at guantánamo bay back to afghanistan. it puts them in a difficult position, doesn't it? >> it does. the searching for homes, i understand.
the presidents letter was read and it was satisfactory. >> what is karzai doing? what game is he playing? >> it is hard to understand. .e is about to leave office it may be a factor that he wants to stay relevant to the very last minute. the things that really give him leverage our the security agreement and the elections. >> kenny americans say, we are not prepared to wait for after the election, we are going to ?ull our troops back in >> i would advise against that. i think it would be a mistake. it is vital to afghanistan and america's security. >> the afghan people probably want this more than the american people.
>> they understand the importance of it. the immediate circumstances, the u.s. doesn't show patients. -- patience. it reacts in a way the agreement doesn't take place and then it is a security challenge for both afghanistan and the world. >> thanks for coming in. 10% of the population have fled their homes, one million people are now in need of urgent food aid. sending an additional 1000 soldiers to join the african union led force that is trying to bring stability to the country.
>> a desperate situation in parts of central african republic with little sign of things getting better. tens of thousands have sought refuge in this compound north of the capital. the agency says more security is needed. >> hundreds of thousands of people have been living for the past few weeks and months out in on their completely own without access to clean drinking water. to reach the health center. it is a difficult situation for them right now. >> the u.n. try to address that situation and the ambassador echoed the warning of other diplomats. >> the latest development of positions adopted by the french is genocide if
nothing is done. a free, transparent, and credible elections. it has been threatened by the great instability. has been unable to control his former rebel allies. the rebel groups and christian militias have been targeting each other's communities which has added a religious dimension to the conflict. little progress can be made. results remain while we wait for more soldiers to arrive.
explaining how scotland would operate outside of the united kingdom. under the scottish government's plan, an independent scotland would collect its own taxes but keep the pound as its currency, still have the queen as head of state and stay in the european union. the u.s. coast guard says 30 migrants have died after their overcrowded boat capsized in the bahamas on monday night. sentenced to 30 years in jail for the murder of her british tommate -- they don't want send her ex-boyfriend free on appeal.
it is known as the jade rabbit. b-52 bombers have flown a training mission through a controversial air defense sound in a direct challenge to beijing. the military aircraft flew into the area without informing chinese authorities. the planes flew over a group of islands in the east china sea part of a territorial dispute between china and japan.
>> secretary hagel was robust in his response. the americans sent these planes through, the b-52's on what they said was a long planned training mission. america responding to the chinese. i do not think it is provocative. because this was already planned. if they had pulled back, it would've been a de facto recognition of the air defense
zone. we have rising military power from chinese, especially naval power. it is the south china sea as well. people are muscling in and testing each other. the place is absolutely rich in minerals. all the other countries are interested as well. gradual, fairly rapid, growth in chinese military power and a change in attitude from china that is prepared to flex its
muscles. >> thanks very much for coming. the concerns are why america wanted to focus. still to come on tonight's , the changes start sitting so well from everybody. they have invoked special powers to counter antigovernment demonstrators. the government ministry is they lodged a no- confidence debate but it has no chance of unseating the prime minister. our southeast asia correspondent sent us this report from outside the interior ministry in bangkok.
to see just how extraordinary this team will be and any other country, this is the interior ministry that is the heart of security for any government. a sudden surge of momentum. thailand has haunted and also driven by hatred. it tells you something else as well. it has happened so many times as well, and how fragile the are.ry's institutions everybody here is clear about
what they don't want. is, the party keeps winning elections. when you ask people what they do want, they talk about a different system, may be absolute monarchy. what we do know is that we saw process exactly like this five years ago. round stuck in a merry-go- of complex nobody can resolve. >> enough of the complacency and visions es, the pope's for his papalcy. the popef the gospel, argued that there is too much power in the vatican and too little care for the poor. he preferred a church which was bruised and dirty, but out there
on the streets. martin, thank you very much. what is it that pope francis wants to change in the traffic -- catholic church? joy, the joyful evangelists. the need to do things in a new way, he can no longer say that we have done it that way is an excuse. and we really need to focus on the poor. the tyranny of unfettered markets and the economies of exclusion. he is trying to shake things up and say we need to do things in a new way. >> the fundamental tenants of
they were afraid of what pope francis is suggesting. >> the gospel has to be renewed at all times, that is part of our responsibility as catholics. >> will he be able to bring conservative elements of the church with him? he is not about to change any of the basics. he will see someone who is enthusiastic about the same things. will have the most problem with the united states. quite resistant to his new way of doing things and somewhat suspicious.
we need to keep that in proportion. most catholics, 90% i speak to in the states just love the guy. >> thank you for joining us. month,ears ago this celebrated mexican artist frida kahlo had her first solo exhibition in new york. it is on a path to international acclaim. recognition of her talents was slow to come. many of the wealthy elite ask those to embrace an artist that celebrated a culture of ordinary citizens. from mexico city, michael reports. >> this is blue house by refuge set in one of the world's biggest cities. it was here that frida kahlo lived and created much work for
what they celebrated. mexico andiment in the colors of mexico. where all the color and people of mexico find a place. >> his fame spreads well beyond mexico's borders. paintings are some of the most iconic works of the 20th century. artists, thelow healing quarters and an appreciation of her talents. for much of her life, the work was overshadowed by the art of her husband. nobody were really liking her paintings.
>> they took us by surprise. it has to do with all the suffering. and being a woman artist was really standing for her rights the way that she wanted. , women like her. even today. is -- the that she middle class and the other class, everybody loves frida. but not the upper class. most one of mexico city's popular tourist destinations, people come to see where the artist lived for a short life marred by debilitating health issues and remarkable energy and 10 --.
the custodians of her story believe the qualities would be as evident if the artist was alive today. >> at think she would be very open-minded and face-to-face thatsociety, telling them they don't want to hear. important,ally perhaps what they will think about her is that they created -- that is what they felt. >> enjoy more fame abroad then she did back in mexico. that brings today's broadcast to a close. on the 24 hour news network, did -- take a look at local listings. check out our website as well.
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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: a nasty winter storm already blamed for several deaths in the u.s. rolled up the eastern seaboard today, threatening to snarl thanksgiving travel. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this tuesday, the bloody civil war in syria. the main rebel group announced it will skip upcoming peace talks and vowed to keep up the battle against president bashar al-assad's forces. >> ifill: and our thanksgiving week series on food continues with a profile of award-winning cookbook writer paula wolfert, now caught between her love of food and h