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breaking news this major legal victory for. the u.s. supreme court partially reinstates. people from six muslim majority countries. britain's ruling conservative party secures its minority government safety net striking a deal with the northern irish which will offer the prime minister's election fired . we hear from a democratic congress pushing to stop washington supplying arms to extremist groups in syria. each time we have these wars it has resulted in the strengthening of terrorist groups.
from moscow to the world this is our international my names you know neil welcome to the program we begin with breaking news this hour the u.s. supreme court has a large for president trumps travel to be partially brought into effect the decision comes five months after the executive order was issued alexy got a chef he joins me live now from washington d.c. with the details hi there lush many are calling this a big victory for the american president in reality is it. well it can say it's a big picture but definitely something to celebrate for the top administration because the travel ban has been one of his most controversial decisions controversial promises made during the campaign maybe along with the promise to
build the wall on the mexican border and trump tried to implement the travel ban just weeks after he officially became president he faced a lot of backlash she faced a lot of protests and legal action in fact this all went into the courts in march he had to revise the travel ban to accommodate you know all the things that the protesters and those protesting the ban have been saying but basically everybody was against it activists in the streets the media and the courts itself that the two federal courts overturned that ban and now the supreme court bar chile allows this to happen saying that the visitors from four from six predominantly muslim countries like iran libya somalia sudan syria and yemen the ban on them could be enforced as long as they lack a credible claim of bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the united states and also the one hundred twenty day long ban on refugees will also be partially implemented now trump all along has been saying that the decision to protest this ban of hears and to fight this in court
was cause not by actual political and legal reasons. to the decision to the you believe the judge is. a situation we disagree but their country does its thing and it's a very serious situation so we look forward. to seeing them it's a decision that will be. in my opinion their usual. so we are just waiting for the reaction from the president whether it would be a tweet or at a press conference later today but clearly there is something to celebrate. in the supreme court will convene again to review the cases after the limited takes a fact within seventy two hours from now and we'll see whether this will be upheld in the fall the details of. the from washington d.c. thank you well let's get stuck into this topic a little bit further because joining us live from boston is john jr the deputy
director of the american mideast coalition for trump welcome to the program could have you back yes so there we were just talking about it there really months of a legal battle on the travel ban hud much of a victory is this for the president do you think other it's a big victory for president you know after all national security is paramount for a president to keep the country safe and i think the court recognized that parag of the president that he cannot do his job if he cannot keep the country safe and it's really been on our people for our people coming from many of these countries but not any one group in particular so the activist judges from. rule previously the city the been. there were nothing more than really politically active judges and this this new court ruled recognizes the president's prerogative the
president's obligation to take national security into it in terms of what it's there for her affective willy's travel restrictions be in terms of security do you think is going to solve the overriding issue here of all the extremist terror. no not solve it but it's a big step forward i think that. the already the number of people coming from most countries is down significantly and i think the the bully pulpit you know the strong voice of president trump has sent a message that you know we will not tolerate our immigration laws being being cast aside and these people understand that in these countries now understand in our our immigration authorities will be given proper authority to turn back those about without you know ties in this country yes so it's not everything the president
wanted but it's not because as well as it is a temporary thing here people are saying it's a band-aid it's just going to be tested on tobar if it's not working i'd like it's going to be it's going to be withdrawn and that would be seen as a feel year for the work that the trumpet ministration has put into it. while i think you know given that it's a temporary been i think it gives the administration enough time to tailor to tailor a new bin that will meet you know they will pass constitutional muster so if you know if if it is overturned at the supreme court i think that the president will have enough information we are able to devise a strong enough paul see between now and then and but there's plenty of the hill isn't there that that are going to be happy that this is going through you know the opposition is only going to get stronger. how it's going to get stronger i think
you know that he was a bit was a big election in georgia law last week for the vacated seat for the health secretary and other democrats who call the opposition there have been opposing you're right there have been opposing everything this administration is trying to do but the poor millions and millions of dollars into that congressional election they lost and they have lost every election since president trump's victory in november of last year and they still have not been able to devise a strategy to to to blunt president trump is ok his policies so i think it's i think they've gotten weaker not stronger ok for your time and thoughts this hour john hodge our deputy director of the american mideast coalition for trump thanks for your take. living on our british prime minister treason mase conservative party has reached a deal with northern ireland's democratic unionist party to support her minority
government we have reached an agreement with the conservative party on support for government and parliament this agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the united kingdom's national interest at this cycle time the tory government has promised to invest an additional one billion pounds into north or not and the agreement will also see trees in the bok truck on a number of election pledges including reforms to pensions and benefits to while the signing off ten dunning street has surprise some as the d.d.p. house of bach cracked on previous policies and says he breaks down the deal for us . it's been over two weeks now since this crash and burn snap election called by theresa may that took place on june eighth leaving the country with an unexpected hung parliament and now it looks like we do indeed have a deal between to reset may's conservative party and the democratic unionists of
northern ireland in terms of what specifically has been agreed we do know that the g.o.p. have been promised one billion pounds within the next several years of financial support and one stepping stone that's been quite important and watch since we do know that the have been quite insistent on not being huge fans of a hard brags that we have heard now that they have agreed that an exit from the e.u. will benefit all parts of the u.k. a documents that they have released doesn't get into very much detail this is an agreement that's so-called conflict confidence and supply which is a bit of a different format and even with the way that statements have been made on how this deal was reached we did see the do you peel leader speak separately there was no joint press conference so certainly we're just going to be waiting for theresa may to address this deal later on. as you might expect lots of reaction coming in today as an opposition m.p. for the labor party has called the deal simply outrageous attempt to stay in power
by throwing money at the last of northern ireland yeah we've been getting reaction this is the thoughts of two political analysts. managed to get this group the little coalition together but the do you pretty hotel to see she's still a minority government i think she's going to have real problems lasting gary coleman at the weekend has said that he thinks should be prime minister by christmas i certainly think we'll be in an election by october i think she'll find it very very difficult to hold this government together because don't forget she's got to be pleased with the repeat she's also got to please divided party on the conservative party is still massively divided over the major issue at the moment which is breaks it out of the e.u. so it might make her a little bit is more secure for a few days but this is no balance i think it bites that obviously makes position more secure because with the do you pray they have a working majority of thirteen of course you don't know your ploys to confidence
and supply matters government isn't going to get much of a legislative program through but that was over didn't in the thin nature of the queen's speech clearly the conservatives wanted to win this triple locum pensions and they also want to means test the winter flow if you will announce that he's paid to pensioners those particular promises and also the so-called dimentia tax the new social care policies were in fact very unpopular with the electorate so in a sense it's save the conservatives what could have been a great deal of trouble with some of their own supporters who were very unhappy about the changes it's going to kind of make it more difficult for the conservatives to balance the books which they're having problems with anyway in terms of trying to reduce the budget deficit to a manageable level. moving on now the conflict in syria has seen a potentially dangerous new development with the israeli military bombing syrian government positions for the second time in as many days or mideast correspondent paula slee reports from tel aviv. israelis claim that these strikes are in
retaliation for cross border shelling from the syrian military earlier this morning monday there were again reports that idea of tanks had fired across the border after another round of mortar fire from syria landed in the israeli side of the golan heights but the israeli army has since said that these reports of foals however regarding the earlier two incidents of syrian shells landing in israel those been no proof that in fact it was the syrian military that fired those shells damascus has said that its forces are currently battling terrorists in the area so there's no way to pinpoint exactly who fired the shells damascus has now accused israel of effectively providing cover for the terrorists by bombing the syrian military is one of course has been illegally according to the international community occupying the golan heights since one thousand nine hundred sixty seven israel's bombing of the syrian government forces comes just a week after the u.s. u.s. led coalition shot down as syrian military jet and manned drone u.s.
officials often say that they like to lead by example and in this case it seems to apply to what israel is not doing when the united states and its allies target the syrian military with impunity and that of course stands a signal to other countries that they might be able to get away with the same kind of thing and as i mentioned the syrian government is fighting it out on the street terrorists near the border the place well well this might just be another example noting because russia has recently accused the u.s. of failing to target this very same terrorist group. we're still seeing a case of double standards from what we've seen in the fight against terrorism in syria were under the impression that these so-called job. or whatever it's called now is being speared on every occasion by the u.s. led coalition and its allies now russia hold to its military cooperation in syria with the u.s. led coalition off to the downing of that syrian fighter jet last week
a. this latest escalation from israel's bombing of the syrian military is simply a slippery slope for this truly international conflict which is being fought on so . former u.s. diplomat jim chatteris thinks the timing of the israeli strikes on the syrian military is suspicious it's one thing for the israelis to say that they will protect their border that's lead because side the question what the status of the golan is the bigger question is this is there is there something more behind this then just the israelis responding to what they meant as an errant lending of syrian missiles on their side of the border the anti-government forces in syria are on the ropes that the the basques government is making great gains that there has concern to these terrorist forces by as we know saudi arabia qatar and these other countries with the silent backing of israel and of course the participation of the united states are in big trouble and for these really what that means is that they
are quite clear about this that they don't want to see forces allied with iran on their border particularly hizbollah and i think that's the real concern that they're expressing through this action whether it will grow into something major i don't know meanwhile the u.s. government in syria is coming under increasing scrutiny on capitol hill democratic lawmaker tool is attempting to push a controversial bill through congress that would prevent washington from arming terrorists and their allies in syria also visited the war torn country on a fact finding mission earlier this year however so far draft has only attracted the support of fourteen other u.s. lawmakers we must stop this madness we must stop arming terrorists i'm introducing the stop arming terrorist act today to prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used to support terrorists or to the u.s. congresswoman to expand out and conference in new york. i and many others are
working hard to continue to build support for this legislation with the goal of getting it passed and ending this policy i think that there has been a concerted effort to both on the part of some in the media as well as many in politics and many of our foreign policy establishment to have been advocating for a continuance of these regime change wars really ignoring the fact of what has been the consequence of these wars in countries like iraq and libya and syria where each time we have these wars it has resulted in the strengthening of terrorist groups like al qaeda or the creation of isis and it has resulted in a tremendous amount of suffering and death from the people of these countries. the news continues in ninety seconds stay with.
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at. it all started last night but it carried on into the early hours of the morning and protesters here were throwing break the mounted police station they were throwing a beer bottles as well and they were trying to access the building the reason they were so angry was they were demonstrating over the death of a twenty five year old local black man his name was federico. he was known as ed said he was a comic cannick he was pulled over by police when he was in his car earlier this month and campaign say he was brutally beaten some reports even that he may have died as a result of his neck being broken and he died in hospital six days off to that initial incident with the police so the protest as that we had last night set was saying that all they want to know is how mr de costa died take a listen. also if we can give you all says. their family members will
cry you more will cry you should live. in the way. they will going to buy if you don't see that the police should have called more you will be different but. they will take you into their own hands so many people are putting the police cover up the corruption who will prosecute you nobody so really and truly you can blame the public for being angry and upset but obviously this is a sensitive issue because we know that these things are happening on the cover you know behind closed doors and many people are not good. here actually going on on the street people say well no it doesn't happen anymore racism is not like it was. is happening just behind closed doors where the metropolitan police have said in a statement that as he was being detained. well also
that no police have been suspended as the every result of this incident. cost the police more still here in the u.k. is investigating what led to his death the independent police complaints commission and they've already said that initial. carried out. hasn't indicated that he died from spinal injuries. the guardian newspaper has suggested russia is the main suspect behind a cyber attack on the u.k. parliament which targeted m.p.'s e-mails. as many as ninety accounts were compromised as a result of the hook more than ten thousand people were told to change their passwords and politicians were also denied access to the remaining devices outside of westminster. the spike the allegations in the media there's nothing to suggest russia was responsible. you have to start by saying there's no hard evidence whatsoever the russian government is behind this this is
a suspicion suspicion has been presented almost as fact and so much to the bridge british media but i think also any viewer might want to think about who might have it in for the british government internationally and the list of culprits would be a very lengthy one indeed giving britain's involvement in various wars adventures around the world so why it narrows down to russia i don't really know i mean no north korea has also been mentioned it would seem to me that what information you get from m.p.'s mailbag is more useful to those interested in cry came rather than national security. russian investigators looking into this and petersburg metro bombing in april say the attacker and his accomplices used an encrypted messaging service to plan and carry out the atrocity kavanaugh and went over the details earlier with only a patrol. the telegram messaging app is famous for its outstanding levels of
privacy with all the encryption but the secret chats just to remind you almost three months ago a suicide bomber killed fifteen people in the st petersburg metro and the investigation into that got to the point when the russian federal security service are saying that at all stages of the preparation both the attacker and whoever assisted him in russia and abroad were using telegram another thing that they are saying is that telegram with all its encryption features has become the most widely used app by terrorist organizations in russia when it comes to messaging now just a little earlier russia's communications regulator ross called zoar said that it could be days away from blocking telegram russian authorities have demanded that the telegram team provide access to the chats and their crypto keys
when and if needed to which the founder of said no and he also added that the privacy and the people's right to it is more important than the fear of terrorism the course is not just telegram there are others as well that a guest could conceivably be used by terrorists as well there's the general public that's got nothing to do with terrorism and genuinely they really praised all the new features that these take this thing out so now like telegram are offering with the new levels of privacy but the authorities are on high alert and they're absolutely not happy with these loopholes and perhaps that is justified because two research organizations have published at least one hundred reports of the hottest organizations using telegram in the past you were saying that there are other apps that are grading their encryption facilities like watson app developers of that got on. in the u.k. after the terrorist attacks in britain and that was criticism on
a very high profile level we want companies to develop tools to identify and remove harmful materials automatically i want to see them report this file contents to the all storage is and block the uses to spread it there should be no place for terrorists to hide we need to make sure that organizations like whatsapp and there are plenty of others like that don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other we need to make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted whatsapp kevan but the great threat is still out there and since the number of terrorist attacks in europe has only been increasing i guess it is fair to say that the authorities failed to contain it and now they are saying that the only way for them to do it is get access to the chats and crypto keys so in the near future we are bound to hear more debate on that the usual thing security versus progress. let's start at the bay right now in fact because i'm joined by russian affairs analyst and historian martin mccauley martin could have you in the
program let's just start with a major concern then our messaging apps like telegram providing potential terrorists with a safe space to communicate and even organize a tux. well they're doing it because it provides such a level of secrecy that it's very difficult for the apps to in fact identify them and eliminate them because the telegram up the head of it says that he has removed at least five thousand messages so therefore since this number enormous number of jihadi organizations and people who sympathize with islamic terrorism. in europe and the middle east in the world in general there's going to be an enormous amount of traffic on these apps which provide a certain level of security because you have the same thing in the united states with the f.b.i. try to force. encryption keys to be revealed to them and the answer is no we're not
going to do that because. a matter of privacy and secrecy the constitution guarantees previously of correspondence and so on and it's an extremely difficult area new countries really broken this code because the these jihadi easy people can in fact send. messages like my mother my mother died last thursday and then you have the difficulty of working out what does that really mean so you may have an enormous amount of texts and so on which the authorities can look at because social media if you take. the e-mails and you take i phone and all the i phone messages they can all be intercepted worldwide and the americans french and do the same they do that the americans the russians is a just expanding on the point martin sorry for interrupting but there are do you think blocking telegram would have much of an impact on what terrorists simply find other ways of communicating. that is a problem for the f.s.b.
that if you block telegram they'll find another one or another one will be set up which will encrypt its keys it will then be if you like you could only get into it providing you know that and they don't want the authorities knew what it had encrypted so therefore. closing down one doesn't solve the problem because another one will pop up plenty. of these apps in britain america everywhere so therefore they were just going to those and they have now become very sophisticated because the f.s.b. is discover that there are a lot of messages within russia but also linking up to a. regulator or the man behind the attack abroad be interesting to know which country can identify the country from which this information came you can collect know much about information. after the event which
is extremely difficult to identify before the event and of course the security services nolde countries collaborate and try and find as much information as possible but technology is now so sophisticated and developing so fast that their phones are running behind the never never catching up the not in front and these these apps these social messenger apps are springing up and their task is to wit the authorities to act with every government so they have this previously and that's why they make money that way ok we're going right to break martin russian affairs analyst on historian martin mccauley always great to get your take thank you an in-depth look at filipino president reagan to turkey's controversial war on drugs is next here on our team.