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♪ host: welcome back. we're live from paris. almost too close to call for the race for the white house. hillary clinton back on the campaign trail as a new poll shows donald trump two points behind her. holds, but thece united states must says russia, it is not holding up its height of video. aided delivery is still on hold. and 12 injured and others arrested in the violence in france. marching insands
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paris. ♪ callinge pollsters are the u.s. presidential race too close to call, with the first televised debate just two weeks away. a national poll puts hillary clinton two points ahead of donald trump. she was on the campaign trail today following a couple of days of recovery from pneumonia. the two candidates taking central stage with their medical information, the doctor of donald trump saying that he has a clean bill of health. and he has talked about his plan to boost the coming. >> over the next 10 years, under
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our plan the economy will average 3.5% growth and create a total of 25 million new jobs. you can visit our website, look at the math. it works. u.s. comes go to the alive from atlanta in georgia. let's start with the latest statement by the new york times, are these poll numbers worrying for the clinton camp? reporter: absolutely. momentum that donald trump has been building on. it did not just begin during hillary clinton's absence, it has been in the works. he has been ahead in some of the key states, the likes of ohio and florida. these are swing states that have been going back and forth during the different election cycles. and this is of concern for
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hillary clinton and democrats. weeks and months ago my people predicted a landslide as the final battle, hillary clinton against donald trump. it is not playing out the way they would like it. it has to be said that hillary clinton remains ahead in the national polls, but only by a small margin. and that is why the big guns are pulled out right now, the likes of barack obama who was speaking , joe biden,hia chelsea clinton, bill clinton, all of them are out there and they are trying to help hillary clinton maintained the lead. but the current polls are not very good in some key states. and another location, pennsylvania for instance, that used to be a democrat state and another looking at a lot of blue-collar voters flocking to the republican camp.
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they are joining the bandwagon. they do not take lightly the comments made by hillary clinton and barack obama about the coal sector saying she wanted to get rid of it. basically to keep their livelihood. host: the campaign has been dominated by the physical health of hillary clinton and donald trump a released health records today. might we put that aside and hear more about the issues as we move toward the televised debates? reporter: certainly, we will. and we have been. thes pretty official that health of the candidates is something we will hear about. it is preoccupation for some. remember, hillary clinton is 68 years old and donald trump is 70 years old credit they are the two oldest candidates -- and
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they are the two oldest candidates to reach at this stage of the race for the white house. if hillary clinton makes it to the white house, there will be only one other president older than here when they reached -- her when they reached the white house -- it would be ronald reagan. and the other issues, childcare majestic couple of days ago donald trump was -- childcare, just a couple of days ago donald trump was talking about this issue. and talking about not so conservative ideas, paid maternity leave for working women and looking at the cost of childcare and taking it out of taxes for those americans who have to put up those costs. we will be hearing about plenty of other issues, but health is on the table and we will hear more about that, as well. christina: thank you. atrios is largely -- a
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truce is largely holding in syria, although tensions are growing. russia says that the u.s. is not holding up to their side of the deal. russia and the assad regime have stopped the bombings, but the u.n. says it is still taking far too long for the eight to reach civilians. fragile cease-fire for the residents who have been carrying -- cowering. it is their chance to go outdoors. but according to the united nations, differences among the countries -- nine > >> we cannot allow this time to be wasted. reporter: aid has crossed into the buffer zone, but some claim
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that rebels have yet to withdraw from the road leading to the city. passed in tonot see her. we have 40 trucks at the border that are ready to go across and these trucks have food for approximately 80,000 people. reporter: 24 hours earlier, the city saw protests. --y are condemning the bases besiege. moscow has accused washington of failing to meet obligations. >> only the syrian army is observing the regime of silence. increasing. is attacks on residential districts. reporter: it has become the , asking themrance
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to shed the agreement. christina: tens -- host: tens of thousands of people marching across france to protest the changes to the labor laws, but many admit that this could be the dying breath of a movement that began in march. there have been days of protests, including the barricade of oil refineries, and street battles with police. faceder: a bloody protester and several officers injured as effigies of french politicians burn. protesters throwing bottles and molotov cocktails at police who responded with multiple rounds of tear gas. scuffles broke out interests -- arrests were made. the majority of protesters though were peaceful, voicing concerns to the labor reforms
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that give the workers less protection overwork terms and pay. -- over work terms and pay. >> when there is a problem, we cannot target the workers. we deserve better than that. reporter: public support has waned. in march, 400,000 people took to the streets. but it fell from march to july. numbers higher than expected for thursday. >> we have a day of protest soon after the holiday and it shows people's determination. more people than expected. it is interesting. reporter: french unions said this would be the final major protest march in their movement against the controversial labor law, which has already gone through parliament. they want to take the fight from the street to the courtroom. >> the fight will carry on, even if it takes other forms.
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we won i demonstrate like this all year. -- we will not demonstrate like this all year. we will have legal appeals and action here and there. reporter: one union says their plan of action includes challenging documents that lay out how the reforms apply on the ground in an effort to overturn the law. if -- host: the islamic state group depending on women and children to carry out attacks in europe. and there have been arrests in france, three boys detained in one week. and three women charged last week over a plot to grow -- to blow up a car near notre dame cathedral. all of them had been in contact with a terrorist in france. to join us, the director of the european arabic center. thanks for being with us. first of all, why is the islamic state group beginning to target
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young people, very young people and women? arehe islamic state attempting to recruit women and ofldren, maybe not because human resources but because of security reasons. the islamic state believes that children and women, maybe they control andecurity they are may be out of suspicion. for that reason i believe the islamic state has begun to adopt recruiting woman and child. but right now, i would like to say that the individual operation -- they are not
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professional. when we know for example that the network and operation in paris, they are not well trained. for that reason i believe right -- ine islamic state europe. host: the organization has a great deal of physical territory in iraq and syria, is that --nting a change in strategy prompting a change in strategy? -- a quarter of the islamic state in syria. i believe it began to adopt a new policy to carry out some operation here in europe. attract theing to media and they are still
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operative in europe and other areas of the world. host: thank you. >> excellent. host: in france, and emotional appearance in court on the last day of trial this thursday. the former minister accused of money laundering. under the present, he was charged with stamping out the very crimes he was forced to admit he himself had several million euros in secret bank accounts. prosecutors are calling for a jail term. reporter: he was a emotional and shed tears at the end of his high profile his trial. he is accused of hiding more than 2000 euros from tax -- more than 600,000 euros from tax collectors and agencies.
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this was revealed in 2012, a few months after the election of the president. pushinget minister through a bill cracking down on tax evasion at the time, so this led to outrage among the french public. and it has been blamed for a rising cynicism for politics. oneourt on this final day, witness saying he was a caring friend and had taken a pay cut to go into politics. he said he was a broken man and should be given a sense and opportunity -- sense and opportunity to rebuild his life. the verdict will be handed down on the eighth of september. -- december. host: three brothers are accused of trying to zone off a beach
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for themselves, prompting retaliation from locals. hundreds of people ended up marching on the homes of muslim families. reporter: a postcard perfect beach in corsica, the scene of a bloody clash last august. violence directed between villagers and local muslim families. it left five people injured. for the prosecutor, the case is nothing more than a dispute that got out of hand. sameree members from the family instigated the incident. they behaved as if they owned the beach, they wanted to privatize it for themselves. this is not a case of radical list extremists -- radicalize extremist. reporter: the competition sparked riots in the village of sisco.
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the angry crowd threw stones and a set cars on fifire. some police officers scrambled to bring the situation under control. blocked the crowd that was shouting, this is our home as they marched into a muslim estate. days later at the criminal accused, prosecutors three men of gang violence. and they also condemned the retaliation by the villagers. despite this, they have the support of much of the local community. all five men go on trial among simmering tensions in france, tensions that highlight the rise of anti-muslim sentiment following deadly terror attacks from islamic extremists. host: the grandson of a french maker is making his fortune in the u.s. he has set up vending machines
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in san francisco and now they would get a chance of france 24 hours a day. reporter: san francisco, a green engineering -- energy pioneer. one of the first u.s. cities to ban plastic shopping bags. the residents of the metropolis are seeing in another first. whatever comes out of the machine is not green, it is golden brown and it is the idea of the grandson of a baker that has brought his idea to the city. giving the machines are the food at four dollars a pop. >> it will allow us to make real bread, the classic baguette. you can find them anywhere. compare that to the cost of a bakery, which requires more
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need is all we dispenser. reporter: the dispenser named brett express -- brett express can give out -- and can make a lot of them. >> first i was skeptical. but now i feel like if i'm going to have a party, i feel like i want to come and buy fresh bread. >> it is the second time i am using this and it is really good. finding good bread in san francisco is not easy. reporter: the concept has been tested in france. the question is whether the business can rise to the top in the u.s. host: there you go. a baguette anytime of day. now let's get some business news. [laughter] we're going to start with --
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being built in the yuka, the first power plants -- in the u.k., the first power plant since the 1980's. >> the project, two thirds of the project will be coming from -- and the other part from chinese backers. data blocks them from selling the state -- reporter: greenpeace calls it the most expensive object on earth, but proponents argue that hinckley will provide 7% of the energy needs for the u.k. in the coming years as they phase out coal over the next decade. ansyssiness secretary that it will bring -- insists it will bring positive change.
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>> hinckley has a new wave of investment in engineering in the u k, creating 26,000 jobs and apprentice ships, providing a boost to the economy, and every part of the country through the supply chain of firms big and a small that will benefit from the investment. reporter: according to the deal, france will get megawatts of electricity -- this was agreed upon and in our present twice the current wholesale cost in the u.k.. critics say it is a high price for technology that has not been developed yet. the two nuclear directors -- reactors they are proposing are still under construction in france and finland and the cost has tripled since they were launched. >> the fact that the technology has not been tested certainly casts a shadow over the project
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and the ability to deliver. it was supposed to be delivered by 2025 and within budget. reporter: critics worry that the french energy committee will struggle to find the 55 billion euros needed to maintain the domestic reactors. as it stands, conservative estimates put the debt at 37 and a half billion euros. >> let's take a look at the tech stocks. apple is up about 3% on optimism. the new phone is helping the nasdaq. the dow jones up 1% and the s&p 500 is up as well. and europe stocks finishing in the green. and the energy utility that will be building the project finished down 1.6%. the bank of england has kept the 0.25% is unchanged, the record low. but they are offering a better
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forecast. and they say the follow from brexit was not as bad as feared. and onto rainier's ssn the effects of her business reforms in argentina. they do not the best reputation for a business whether the president is trying to change that since elected. claire williams has-beens begin with french entrepreneurs and buenoss arteries -- in aires. reporter: years ago, he bought a vineyard. he plans to reduce bottles this year, two thirds of them exporter. so when the president lifted export taxes, he said he felt a miracle. >> for example, to import wine i need to pay 5%. export export wine -- to one for my need to pay 5%. the president lifted that. this is huge.
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reporter: he says he is able to invest now in the estate and purchase new machinery. in the office next door, another french man is pleased with the new policies. he runs a travel agency. tourists benefit from a weaker peso, and do not have to pay a tax to travel overseas. he says his plans to open it a hit to -- a hotel cannot get off the ground. >> it was suspended, because investors were reluctant to invest in argentina. now they are open to international markets and we can get investors on board to build the hotel. reporter: this 32-year-old has a set up for businesses in argentina. with or without the president's reforms, the businessman says he
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has had to be patient and pay for local expertise. >> i would advise any young person who is thinking about coming, to use a lawyer and accountant to set up the business. it is annexed or cost, but it is worth in terms of the problems you want to avoid. doing business as a foreigner is not simple, but it has not stopped some. there are 250 french owned companies in argentina. >> simultaneous strikes causing chaos at the biggest container port in south america. they are try to force the federal government to recognize wage hikes promised by the former president in brazil, who was impeached last month. in a separate dispute, dockworkers on strike for a fourth day over the working conditions and wages. officials say that the two strikes have delayed 25 million euros of daily shipments.
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port in the largest latin america, between the imports and exports, it is responsible for a third of the entire country. it is hurting us. we have almost 5000 containers stalled a day, that is 100 million reals a day. ofwe leave with a little bit strange, but true coming out of the united states. the median price for rent in a one-bedroom apartment is more expensive than a two-bedroom apartment, that is according to data collected from zillow. nationwide, one-bedrooms are depreciating faster. and the newer rentals in the trenches parts -- trendiest parts of urban centers are often
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the places with the skyrocketing rents and that is affecting the median rent nationwide. the smart thing to do is rent for two. host: who would rent the one-bedroom? we will leave it there. thank you. we will take a break. stay with us. this is "france vingt-quatre." ♪
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09/15/16 09/15/16 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from pacifica, this is democrcracy now! >> if i and other whistleblowers are sentencnced to long y yearsn prison without so o much as a jury, it willll have a deeply chilllling effect o on future whistleblowowers, working as i did, to expxpose government over abuse -- abuse and overreach. it will corrode democracy. amy:

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