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you know i. believe. because in the media who report on nine sources after the latest release of the president's phone transcripts threaten to damage u.s. diplomacy. to gas rubber bullets and fire on the streets event is why there is opposition supporters wreak havoc with the president's controversial constitutional revamp also to come. from chemical kind. of course influencing media and scientists are still the reputation of a controversial. plus. another
miner is rescued from a flooded diamond mine in far east russia after spending nearly twenty four hours trapped underground eight people remain missing. but i welcome it's just turned two o'clock here in moscow you're watching international our top story this hour the trump administration has announced a crackdown on federal government leaks which have left the white house in turmoil the culprits are being warned to stop or face legal consequences leaks our intranet are very damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities simply put these leaks hurt our country if you improperly disclose classified. nation
we will find you we will investigate you we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law you will not be happy with the result well it's only general there says the justice department has been purpose chewing about three times more leaks than it was during the last years of the obama administration and it's not only government employees who could face prosecution jeff sessions also warned that the media could be forced to reveal sources critics' land that is an attack on free speech but there are fears that some leaks could be putting national security at risk is jacqueline vaguer now reports. the white house is leaking like a fever and it simply has to stop both attorney general. as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to employ vital kellyanne conway even speculated lie detectors could be wheeled into the west wing to sniff out the signatures these comments of the administration's response to the waves of classified information making their way out of the white house i don't know warming
and some say dangerous right i am so glad they're telling us what's going on as a new thing every day is here's the crazy thing it is only you know getting out in the public because of the white house whistle blowers the transcripts of phone calls between president trump and two world leaders have been the leaks and published by the washington post i've never seen a white house leak as much against itself as this the latest and most explosive leak conversation transcripts between trump and the leaders of mexico and i still you seems to have been the final straw provoking outrage even among critics who say a line has been crossed is not fair to this president. in terms of the leaks with the present trump or not no president can do business with their phone calls from the leak to the washington post terribly damaging to our country not just to donald trump politically who i don't support but to our country that it does is it crimps conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain where we saw no leaks like this under the obama administration and we saw only one or two when they were
related to the iraq war in the bush administration so clearly the press leaks only what they want to leak because i refuse to believe these are the only times that they've ever had some do gooder and them something that they think should be published so in the sense that the press is selective i think that they have risen to the level of you being able to demonstrate malice being that they are not others and if they can show malice they should be held responsible absolutely despite the reported risks to national security this leaking pipe of information continues to drip likely because trump's enemies are not only at the doors of the white house they are right inside it too between staff stragglers. in the obama era and perpetual shake ups within his own administration the one thing that is clear is the toxic environment of distrust is likely to cloud the halls of the west wing meaning the president will have a hard time doing his job effectively and the security of the nation remains in question and all leaks are plugged and the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c.
. now the taliban has been stepping up its attacks in afghanistan mainly in the south deadliest so in the past forty eight hours alone a fool to have killed several police officers there were militant casualties two dozens were killed during a lengthy gun battle at a market in helmand the longest war in u.s. history shows no sign of ending his murder gaz the if now reports i've got a star on the very word is becoming synonymous with fadia the british the soviets and now the americans three u.s. presidents have tried to win this war and gotten nowhere on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan decided to maintain our current posture of ninety eight hundred troops in afghanistan i'm also sending general mcmaster to afghanistan to find out how we can make progress
alongside our afghan partners it isn't getting bad it's been bad for near enough to decades what it is is going from bad to worse monday explosion near the iraqi embassy tuesday thirty killed in a mosque blast wednesday two u.s. soldiers killed in a convoy attack thursday suicide bomb attacks another convoy in the week isn't over yet trump's. he's reportedly threatening to fire the u.s. . top commander in afghanistan a war failing as see for yourself how much of the country is limits have now taken over and then not done yet. sixteen years the longest war in u.s.
history what is the goal of the war conclusion continue to choose i don't know that we have a goal anymore and i got a lot of it i'm not really sure to be honest i mean at this point it has been going on for a long time and i don't know what are we doing there being in afghanistan is a nice new printing experience the question there isn't if the taliban will win but when the taliban will win because it sure as heck isn't the pentagon that's doing the winning they'll tell you themselves we're not winning in afghanistan right now we want an illusion mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate then again how do you win this the afghan army fights for paychecks not for a corrupt government in kabul the government fights to enrich itself not the people nato troops they aren't there to bring freedom they're following orders it isn't
for nothing that they call it going to stand the graveyard of empires. not against the of there were earlier this week the united states special inspector general for afghanistan admitted that a defense department program costing taxpayers almost half a billion dollars failed to achieve its goals when the pentagon official like maleev says the u.s. has no strategy and won't have one if it continues only to use military force going on year sixteen now people are american people are tired of it they're looking for alternatives and i think president trump is voicing that their frustration in trying to come to some kind of resolution on this now i know the russians have an afghan working group i was told by some officials recently that they had actually invited the united states to participate in discussions with with their group and
to discuss a resolution for afghanistan but the united states refused. unbelievable but it were it really underscores once again the u.s. needs a strategy it doesn't have one and it's not going to have one if they're going to rely solely on a military solution. venezuela's need an elected but controversial legislative body has been inaugurated amid a backdrop of yet more street violence police in the capital deployed to gas and rubber bullets in clashes with angry opposition supporters. thanks thanks. thanks. thanks. well that equation here now we have two a parliament one parliament but many at that at the oval fish on our parliamentary
i mean at that by nicholas moder the opposition house snobbery now who demonstrations. it will take your mind things however about what they are doing it's peaceful demonstrations but they're resold. usually by a well there's meanwhile hung around people who three people killed. in late march i don't see any understanding. in their continuing f.e.d.'s or maybe getting wars i think this will die that end in time so i'm both sides are entrenched wildfire however out of the national guard by. the other side it's just you know. what has some of the expert reaction we've been getting to venezuela's political and economic turmoil the so-called constituent assembly election was a fraud to call an election would be a mockery of what happened no opposition candidate. and the votes
were not in favor of one and against another. so the so-called candidates were all cronies of the president and the ruling p.s.u. the party which controls the executive and the courts certainly there is there are some flaws in the way it was called and the way the election took place but nothing that is fundamentally anti-democratic that is the opposition had plenty of opportunities to participate in this process itself was completely. straightforward and unfair so now when they do in demonstration they still insist on going to the city center which is has been prohibited and so then of course there are clashes between the police and the demonstrators. the relations between the neighbors france and this lady have descended from there with economic choking in a turbulent migrant crisis fracturing that one rock solid partnership here's how it all unraveled. emmanuel macron would like you to think he leads the e.u.
even shows it's music to his victory march. try telling that to italians though they've just had their hands slapped away from a huge deal to buy one of france's biggest ship building ports. wanted fifty fifty but rome was so upset they've sunk the deal entirely. nationalism and protectionism are not an acceptable basis for establishing relations between two great european countries to work on joint projects you need reciprocal trust and respect. he and i am announcing that we took the decision to exercise the preemption right of the state of s t x this decision has been taken in total agreement with the president of the republic and the prime minister his decision has only one purpose defend the strategic interest of france in terms of label constructions. it's not
just macro his business dealings getting italy's base his attempts to solve the libyan crisis not going down too well either. because ridge that is yours today by being here and by agreeing to this joint declaration is historic. it's showing that got the italian press up in arms and the politicians were venting their anger it's true there are too many open formats in libya to many meditators to many initiatives one topic is keeping a very hands off zero is migrants italy wants other countries to open their borders but france is doors the staying well and truly shots last month italy asked of the e.u. countries to open their ports to migrants too but france said no way as it would create a magnet effect so what does neighborly love look like right now between france and italy maybe something like this. french publisher we spoke to says there is
a third party affecting relations and that's germany. i'm not sure that it's so it's absolutely under the economy which i think that there is a problem of competition between italy and france today. germany and throughout the importance in europe. with. eternity. to the meeting suites. like. and they were all there was a form of trio between the thirty france and germany and today we see that the man who had tried to come back to french germany. a space shuttle drove a cooper with germany. and we can understand that for eternity it's always drama. still to come this hour there are toxic revelations about one of the world's best
we told you. we. should you. go get it out of the. well. according to josh. problem. welcome back now twenty four hours since a major flood broke out at a diamond mine in far east russia eight people remain missing at one point rescuers managed to make contact with some of them which helped them to save another worker bringing the total evacuated to one hundred forty three a major rescue operation is still underway here's how the incident unfolded.
well the company which owns the mine is called al rose there and is one of the world's biggest diamond produces the firm mines most of russia's diamonds the area was discovered to be diamond rich back in one nine hundred fifty five and in two thousand and nine an underground mine was established to extract diamond bearing or producing up to a million tons a year however the facility has constantly been hit by strong underground water.
course we are keeping a close watch on that rescue operation we'll keep you posted on the trapped miners as soon as we learn. secret documents show that the american agricultural chemical giant monsanto try to influence media and science reports over its popular weed killer roundup that has a king has been linked to cancer however his hire an attorney from the firm that published the documents describes the revelations. this is a look behind the curtain monsanto has deliberately been stopping studies ghost reading literature and engaging in corporate malfeasance. well the world health organization labeled roundups main ingredient lifeforce a potentially carcinogen in to humans and animals last month health officials in california also said it could cause cancer although monsanto's promos do paint a different picture. what about their main active ingredient. is
a harmful regulatory agencies in more than one hundred sixty countries have approved places sea based products like the state is applied to believe it's once absorbed it travels to the roots blocks a specific enzyme found in plants not animals or humans precise effective and proven. the need to reveal documents to show that concerns among staff about the products safety go back many years in fact here some of them in two thousand and three a monsanto scientist told a colleague that quote you cannot say roundup is not a carcinogen because the necessary tests haven't been carried out yet two years before that another wrote of serious concerns about testing the weed killer or the monsanto emailed or to reveal contact with the science consultancy called into tech about editing research with monsanto scientists other e-mails do show a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting high quality traffic monsanto before writing an article on roundup henry miller was later fired for ghost writing
to downplay the risks associated with the project when neil harvey did put the revelations to a on sand executive. an academic ken remailer asked monsanto to draft an article for him did the company draft an article for him or did it given any orders as what he needed to write no we didn't know orders whatsoever as to what he needed to write he asked for assistance with a draft and we provided assistance with a draft as you requested ok i just want to read out a quote from another research i can't be part of deceptive authorship we call that ghost writing and it is unethical what was he referring to there in terms of ghostwriting it was a completely. aiden's and it was resolved with appropriate. tribunal authorship credit says that there was a monsanto scientist who said he would be seriously concerned if somebody wanted to
test the weed killer what was that concern we want to make sure that good science good lab practices people who know what they're doing professionals who are capable of conducting tests are doing those to us we will always have concerns when someone out of the blue tells us that they would like to ask what about the claims scott coming from some people that one of your products roundup has actually caused cancer there are question marks over maybe guy for say the self isn't cancer in juicing but perhaps the actual product how do you respond to that claim well the only other really that roundup is put together with two to two completely round up formulations is what's called a search it has been studied extensively neither one of those have to be cancer causing agents. happen tony who's a lawyer and author of the upcoming book norm vengeance believes the u.s. government knew about the dangers associated with roundup. one important thing
about these documents it helps paint a very clear picture that monsanto understood the dangers of their product when they were selling it by the ton all over the world the problem is the the government has known about this for quite a while this case has been out there for quite some time and unfortunately the department of justice hasn't taken it on themselves to actually go after a criminal investigation with this but i understand here you have a company that is actually influencing the very regulatory agency this supposed to be looking out for the safety of the american public and so this is been going on since nineteen eighty five the e.p.a. in one thousand nine hundred determined that glaive to say in roundup was a primary ingredient roundup needed to be classified as a carcinogen now they said that in the eighty's and then all of a sudden with no reason to change they they said day one it will cause cancer in
six years later the e.p.a. suddenly changes that classification the opposite way and now what we're seeing is why they changed. the british computer hacker credited with stopping the tourist wanna cry cyber attack is allegedly admitted to police that he created and sold now way designed to steal banking details marcus hutchins arrested at a hacking conference in las vegas and could face up to forty years in prison if convicted the twenty three year old self-taught cyber expert faces six charges for creating and distributing the current aspirants which spreads three email attachments and steals banking details from infected computers his lawyers say he plans to plead not guilty hutchens became one for discovering a hidden kill switch in the one a cry cyber attack it struck in one hundred fifty countries causing havoc in at ports hospitals banks and. the infrastructure back in may work by encrypting data
on infected computers making them an accessible and then demanding a ransom for three hundred dollars with a big. can stopping want to cry i saw him labeled as a. people so inundating mess just fine king me saying i'm a hero i mean i sort of just ready for this to mean for tracking and i didn't intend for it to blow up on me to be all over the media just sort of doing my job and i don't really think that i'm here at all but former cia analyst john kiriakou believes the hack is a rest does leave too many questions unanswered. i read the indictment i read the statement of facts i'm not seeing a crime here at least what's in the indictment is very very weak i think is his own attorney described it is very thin and i am perplexed as to why he was charged in the eastern district of wisconsin of all places i don't believe he's ever even butu
wisconsin so i think this is really the department of justice trying to make a statement which i think is going to come back and bite it because it's the f.b.i. director and the cia director who have been going to these these hacker conventions in the past telling hatters would be hackers we're the good guys come and work for us well now they go and arrest one of the most prominent hatters in the world one who's actually provided a public service of his own country this is going to send a chilling effect through the entire hacker community. south korea's spy agency has admitted playing a role in the country's twenty twelve presidential election the national intelligence service has now issued a statement promising to disassociate itself from politics in the future the agency deployed its cyber warfare unit in the twenty twelve poll organizing as many as thirty teams to influence opinion on social media to suspected of top playing then
president. and helping rival party to victory park was impeached in twenty sixteen in this year has been accused of corruption and arrested the feds write it down place says the spy agency's admission is troubling. if the south korean state was created to crush popular movements calling for unification of korea and then it's no surprise really that that's exactly what the what they're still up to because the intelligence service of south korea in twenty twelve the big big problem was that they will their word the opposition. had too much of an open policy towards north korea wanted to revive the sunshine policy so-called of the early two thousand negotiations in the reducing hostility towards north korea and so on and of course that's the worst outcome for the us because the unification of korea would ultimately end the raise on that trip for u.s. bases on the korean peninsula which means u.s.
bases right on the doorstep of both russia and china so no it's not a surprise but would there's there's a big element which is missing from this story which i think this this would not have taken place south korean intelligence would not have done this without coordinating with this with the u.s. so that's how things look so far today here in r.t. don't forget that you can keep cross things too with our social media pages and you . are.
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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 a says he had. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. is that just how a free market would. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are the just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly devoid society from the whatever the government tried to do both at nestle maybe. it might be making things worse. by saying this is not listen work this is our carbon.