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i don't believe. it is taking. responsibility for their security for anywhere else treasury. headlines on the international washington blames russia for the current escalating diplomatic crisis while donald trump blames. relations with moscow over the new sanctions. from the white house transcripts of the u.s. president's calls with world leaders over at least by the media raising fears of a u.s. national security. the opposition in about his way low says it will refuse to vacate parliament as the country's newly elected constituent assembly prepares for its inaugural session. and a german rescue boat with migrants on board is seized by italian old forties who
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suspect their crew had been in direct contact with the libyan people smugglers. friday news headlines live on international from. news team a very well welcome to here. the u.s. state department has blamed russia for a new low in relations with moscow it's following the latest sign sions bill the president signed on wednesday so you are you saying that russia is to blame for the low in relations right now. russia's been involved in a lot of activities a lot of activities that are very concerning i know to many of you and to many americans whether it is election related activities or their activities in ukraine they've also harassed u.s. diplomats there i mean there. a whole host of things president seems to have rather
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a different view on the issue he took to twitter to say that recent the recent low in u.s. russia relations which actually the fault of the u.s. congress moreover he's called the bill clearly unconstitutional the legislation that imposes new sanctions on russia received overwhelming support in both houses and that means that even if the president had vetoed the bill that's highly likely he would have been overruled by the lawmakers if the new law also gives congress the power to block with donald trump from easing sanctions on moscow lou rockwell who's the founder of an american think tank says trump should have been more assertive in his opposition to the sanctions bill you know the president i guess felt that he had to sign that horrendous sanctions bill and remember sanctions are acts of war under international law however what he should have done is exactly what george bush i hate the recommending george bush did you should have said as he
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signed the bill he should have said i don't intend to enforce this of course because i believe it's unconstitutional so what trump should have done is just ignored it this is not unprecedented and there are plenty of times when congress felt the president was doing bad stuff and i must say i fear the most is feeling he now has to become another war president and making war against any more different kinds of countries talk to think of trump in that sense he seems like such a powerful guy maybe they've got him on the ropes maybe this is who knows what's ahead i fear it's not good for americans for russians for the chinese people for anybody in this whole world of russia's alleged meddling in the u.s. elections has been all over the headlines for ages so far less attention is given to the fact that americans think tanks which can influence u.s. policy are often generously funded by foreign players. jacqueline vogel looks at why this is not regarded as foreign meddling. that's interesting in
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a certain stories around the idea of foreign powers influencing the american democratic process and an effort to help battle the threat such meddling poses we thought we don't like politicians as to where some of their favorite think tanks get their financial support institutions from which those very politicians so often get information to form policy opinions spoiler alert foreign powers are some of those washington based think tanks biggest donors let's start with an all time favorite the brookings institution this institution provided a forum for ideas for thoughts and i think the country and specifically the congress is better off or for the great work that you do you're so well known all over the world that there are a lot of longtime friends and colleagues who perch here at brookings all of those defenders of democracy clearly put a lot of faith into information that comes out of this building right behind me but perhaps they feel different if they knew how much foreign funding they get according to their own report in two thousand and sixteen the brookings institution
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received over two million dollars from the united arab emirates up to two million from the government of norway and between five hundred thousand and a million dollars from the embassy of the state of qatar and with that in mind perhaps these sorts of headlines coming out of here must be taken with a grain of salt. and the brookings institution is not alone in the story the carnegie endowment for international peace is a truly international institution working to advance the cause of peace democracy and the. it's an honor to be here. back to carnegie but truth is that for generations. has been training the four leaders of the future the carnegie endowment brought in significant cash contributions from the u.k. department for international development the embassy of japan the federal foreign office of germany and the norwegian ministry of foreign affairs and that was just
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last year and just naming a few of them how do you guarantee those bags of money don't come with any influence whatsoever and these two aren't the exception they're the rule in this town the atlantic council the center for strategic and international studies the center for american progress all took a huge chunk of change offered by the u.a.e. and the list goes on and on so many think tanks so much international money perhaps a lot of us politicians will rethink how worrisome foreign influence really is and where it's truly coming from. washington d.c. . going as well the opposition says the country's parliament will refuse to do so even if ordered to by their newly voted in constituent assembly which are set to hold its own old rules. the international community has also weighed in with its concerns the u.s. has been most vocal last sunday's vote. i'm calling those leadership of a dictatorship. being deemed
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a dictator is easy to come by these days. little the jew know there is actually two ways to become a dictator there is the obvious way brutally oppressed your people crush dissent and rule with an iron fist method to annoy america yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that madeira is a dictator who disregards the will of the venezuelan people that's going to hurt when the us brands you a dictator all bets are off even if you really aren't one and he claim of your crimes is taken as fact international law stops working or your enemies suddenly get a lot of money and in many cases shiny new guns cool to see of uncle sam in syria we have ramped up on military assistance to the syrian opposition remember
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what happened to saddam will assad blame them foot anything and it will stick the name of the game was regime change exporting democracy and that's a heck of a lot easier when you portray the other guy as the cut to villain syrian dictator bashar. assad is a war criminal thugs and a murderer like bashar. it's already begun their equating duro to kim jong un that's crazy talk you might think there are no concentration camps there are elections with dora himself he joins a very exclusive club including mr mcgarvie. and and and kim jong un in terms of the brutal repression of his people what about this guy the king of saudi arabia his opponents tortured and executed in public
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his family controls everything. in saudi arabia he has deprived his people of freedom democracy choice talk about dancing with the devil. what does washington do sells hundreds of billions of dollars worth of weapons to saudi arabia. how's that for double standards us foreign policy is entirely hypocritical i mean they only characterize government says dictatorial or authoritarian when they're not favorable to us interests us maintains close ties and supports the monarchy in saudi arabia that's one of the biggest abusers of human rights in the world when it comes to putting labels on governments and other
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nations it all depends on who's a friend or a foe of the united states sad isn't it you can rule oppress and kill all you want without repetitions but only if you bend the knee to washington or you can do none of that and still wind up being called a dictator. simple as they are here in moscow italian authorities have seized a boat belonging to a german group reportedly rescuing migrants we can show you footage released by the italian coast guard showing north already isn't pounding the ship or the vessel was intercepted on wednesday as part of a government initiative is designed to counter the surge in migrants mostly africans trying to reach italy from libya officials claim crew members from the boat were working with people smugglers. even though the in several
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cases these interventions see blowing the boats were carried out not to save people who find themselves in imminent danger but simply to pick up people a schoolteacher by libyan traffickers and comes off to italy presented a controversial code of conduct to aid groups the code demands a police presence on n.g.o.s vessels and bans the transfer of refugees to ships of phone calls or players from n.g.o.s vessels are also forbidden as they could be used to signal when it's safe for people smugglers to send a boat to sea but six out of nine n.g.o.s operating in the mediterranean have refused to sign. the stalking my colleague kate potters discussed the issue with italian journalist. and martin a job and politician oh in the moment europe is responsible for the destructions in africa a lot and look at that it's necessary to open a legal case for refugees but europe children people in the countries like italy
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like spain like the problem but all european countries should take responsibility and so will the people who are. members on this ship and refugee had bought as well they just want to save lifes because of the last ten years several small than forty thousand people dying in the mediterranean sea and they just don't want to see the people see very clearly that this is not all you money to. help is not the money. but it's helping those people arriving in italy and the. economy paying huge sums to human traffic us this is immoral and i would say that. the destruction of libya was a mistake of historical mistake but i don't see why contra single country like he thought he should pay the price for it so it's a huge problem neatly and finally the government decided to take some action to stop this kind of this one activist who was on board the impounded
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a refugee rescue ship told us what he saw. it would be to get all this interrogation started spontaneously without the presence of a lawyer only witnesses we discovered that the boat was being searched at that stage we decided to go to the boat and not to declare our intentions in front of the police after a long and meticulous search we were let go but i want to stress that we were free to leave at any time and at this stage the investigation into aiding illegal migrants remains ongoing towards unknown persons leader of the crew nor the ngo has been formally accused of anything. recent figures show a marked increase the number of children in the u.k. calling for help this is out of fear of being forced into a ranged marriage years the data was collected by a leading british children's charity the n s p c c if the decisions being made they feel being told when you marry where you marry who you marry that's forced marriage
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. supposedly advice is available to help you make a start. the charity says there's been a twelve percent increase in counseling sessions relating to iran used marriage compared with the previous year their web page dedicated to the issue has received over six thousand hits there's also been an increase in the actual number of forced child marriages in fact new figures show a seventeen percent increase just in the u.k. last year the majority of the children were from countries where such as early marriages are a part of the culture though here's one girl story. my parents are talking about taking me back to my home country to get married but i don't want to they get violent when i don't do what they want i want to leave home by they'd never agree to it i just want to leave in the life but they will let me. another girl has been assigned getta was locked in
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a room when she was sixteen after she refused to marry a man picked by her parents as she ran away with her boyfriend and stopped talking to her family later she found out that one of her sisters who got married at fifteen later committed suicide and we talk to her as a friend who believes because we are democracy because we have the rule of law that these things couldn't possibly be happening in england clearly they are and it's very important to know that forced marriage and honor of use is fundamentally against every religion islam seeks the more hindu is fundamentally speaks out against it but the victims are not taught that so families will use these guys just if occasions but we need to send out very strong messages that in britain it is a criminal offense to force them to to marry and this is not acceptable in any religion tradition or culture but i'm victims need to know that they haven't been taught that because it's not in the interest of their family to tell them that
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because it would empower them. it is already international. the washington post publishes transcripts of the american presidents phone calls to world leaders yet another case of more leaks the story in america. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corners corporations run washington washington media. the media. voters elected to businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
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anyone else seemed wrong why don't we all just don't all. get to shape out just comes to the ticket and engage with equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. thanks for joining us with the u.s. justice department expected to declare war on leaks later today the trouble ministration has been hit by yet another scandal over an unauthorized disclosure the washington post published transcripts of the american president's phone calls with foreign leaders which took place back in january according to the call records
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trump asked that his mexican counterpart in the u.k. pena nieto stop publicly saying that his country will not pay for the proposed war on the u.s. mexican border the report also revealed trumps disagreements with australian prime minister malcolm turnbull over a refugee resettlement deal my position has been and will continue to be very firm saying that mexico cannot pay for that wall but you cannot say that to the press the press is going to go with that and i cannot live with that you cannot say that to the press because i can not negotiate under those circumstances this is a big deal it is really really important to us that we maintain it it doesn't oblige you to take one person that you do not want this is going to kill me i am the world's greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. we talked to our jim trusts a former u.s. diplomat who believes leaks like these undermine u.s. national security could be more damaging if the president united states cannot talk
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to a foreign leader frankly without fear of his public comments going public or those of the person he's talking to how do you conduct diplomatic business which should be the top priority of the president and i think the leaking of this information just just simply shows this kind of remain we have here in washington you know if that nothing is too bad to do this president he's such an illegitimate such a bad president that all the rules can be broken and this criminal activity this criminal leaking is sure why not it's actually patriotic to do that. amid all the current turmoil in the white house donald trump is delighting in one positive development the record gains on the american stock market or the president's joy might be short lived and. explains. the u.s. stock market is riding high and there's no one more happy about it than the man in the oval office the stock market hit an all time record high today over twenty two
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thousand we've picked up substantially now more than four trillion dollars in net worth in terms of our country our stocks our companies well that sounds great right well that depends on who you ask first let's quiz some movers and shakers here on wall street what do you think of the spike in the markets the donald trump's been talking about look it's obviously great news that the economy is doing well i think that's generally a good buy for everyone you know on the other hand i think it's not unusual for a new administration to sometimes won't take credit for a trend that might have surfaced in the previous one this is are looking to see that there's going to be no more regulation in they're happy to see that. the market is following suit stewing outstanding it's setting records so it's doing very well yes but the average american doesn't really share their enthusiasm i think a lot of people are suffering out there you china to go union jobs like you know i mean everybody everybody is inside of the opinion but from what i've seen like. we're all struggling a lot of people don't have jobs. the jobs you know housing and everything is the
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last of everything is going downhill so now all of us some he comes in office the stock market is zooming sky high. but then everything else is going low why a people minimum wage so that seven fifty maybe the working classes have a reason to be skeptical stocks all around the world are tanking because of the crisis on wall street over the past few weeks many americans have felt anxiety about their finances and their future people are twenty years and they're losing interest in these. diseases i think that's the way i did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of you know fat cat bankers on wall street on and on and on regulator after regulator they either chose not to act or turn. and a blind eye to what was actually going it was a lack of regulation that many people blame for the chaos that took place back in two thousand and eight but fast forward to today president trump says that too much
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regulation is the problem we have had regulation that's been so bad. so out of line that it's really hurt our country and as you see on a daily basis we're getting rid of regulation now not everyone agrees with the president on that a recent report from the public advocacy group called public citizen had this to say to thank his and bank industry lawyers now controlling policy and regulation trump has begun dismantling the guardrails they're meant to protect the public from wall street the trump administration's changes would make americans more vulnerable to the sort of reckless bets that appended the economy in two thousand and eight and two scams men scrupulous bankers but trump says that this is just the beginning what we're going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible we've signed more bills and i'm talking about through the legislature than any president ever yes everybody agrees that two thousand and eight was
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a big mess with the question on people's minds now is is the current spike in the market held by trump just a rise getting ready for a big follow up and r.t. new york journalist brenton l'engle who was heavily involved in the occupy wall street movement so is that giving too much power to the banks could result in yet another market crash. it's the same attitude that led to two thousand and eight. the banking sector is notoriously bad at judging its own risk it's one of the reasons why you need strong regulations on banks and the trumpet ministration doesn't seem interested in you know really paying any attention to the financial sector beyond like just let them do what they want to do and we've seen what happens when they do what they want to do they crash the economy they put a bunch of people out of work suicide to go up and you know you get occupy wall street compas crowing a lot about how the stock market is doing very well under him but the fact is he
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has nothing to do with it the only thing that trump has been able to do mostly is to scare the market. with various regulations. if you are a conservative living in california and just tired of the liberal ways in your home state you might have a way out a company called conservative movement launched in may to help families from all over america relocate to texas state known for its traditional values. it's already been flooded with inquiries most of them from california and found a poll job says the golden state just isn't what it used to be. a california is completely different it's a mess they have some of the worst schools in the country with their roadways are falling apart and property crime and violent crime is on the rise and good paying jobs are hard to find so we've only been around now for a little over
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a month and the business has just exploded over two thousand five hundred families have signed up over one thousand five hundred of those are from california alone the demand is very high the problem in america is that the liberal elite these these coastal democrats these limousine liberals if you will live along the coastal region of new york to san francisco to l.a. and they control now the democrat party in america and the democrat party is no longer made up of moderates they are made up of very radical extremists who are pushing a dangerous agenda in america and they harm our communities to increase crime and they make it more difficult for families to earn a living the democrats twenty years ago in america they don't exist in america anymore we also got reaction from locals in both california and texas as well they
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had to say about the idea of conservative migration. as a bringing their. skills are bringing their. hard work and dedication here i mean if they can make in california they can definitely make it here maybe the. people in the pioneer. believe. being conservative or republican or being a liberal republican to far as a person i think people are different regardless so i would accept that it's just california and you know either accept it or don't accept it and move on with your life forever they're happy then that's where they're happy. rather unique waltz involving vehicles has been performing at the opening of the international competition games twenty seventeen teams demonstrated a full ride here driving skills and complex maneuvers and twenty different vehicles that were especially difficult is keeping the vehicles at close distance from one
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another high speed today is the last day of the games. is this the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest race. to stand. you just the right questions to the right answer. the. question. economic development is all about
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really pleased to report this quarter we earn one hundred six point. but what do we know about the other figures. when i think about the fact that our c.e.o. mike du made over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart associate. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly. the part of the government try to do. these workers.
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work. rome. time three million dollars are you filling in for lindy france this is boom but broadcasting around the world from right here in washington d.c. coming off the bears beware if the solid bull market is the dow top twenty two thousand for the first time ever also reaching new heights the u.s. debt the government crashes toward the limit with congress yet to vote on raising the ceiling will it get done before money runs dry and up for grabs amazon is looking for fifteen thousand new employees holding job fairs around the country and hiring on the spot. for one warehouse in baltimore that time boom bust starts right now.

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