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it's war on government in the media a report on one source is the latest release of the president's own transcripts threaten to damage u.s. diplomacy. to gas rubber bullets and fire on the streets of venezuela result positions supporters wreak havoc over the president's controversial constitutional revamp also to come the cold for chemical giant one son tiger woods called him from the same media and scientists to restore the reputation of a controversial killer plus. another
mine is rescued from the flooded diamond mine in far east russia after spending nearly twenty four hours trapped underground and eight people remain missing. welcome coming to you live from 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 are incredibly damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities simply put these leaks hurt our country if you improperly disclose classified information
we will find you we will investigate you we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law and you will not be happy with the result. or the attorney general says the justice department has been pursuing 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 slammed back as an attack on free speech but there are fears that some leaks could be putting national security at risk is jacqueline booga reports. the white house is leaking like a sleeve and it simply has to stop both attorney general. as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to turn to violence 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 when australia seems to have been the final straw provoking outrage even among critics who say a line has been crossed is not fair this president. in terms of the leaks with the large prison transfer not no prison 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 door 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 until all leaks are plugged and the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c.
. the taliban has been stepping up its attacks in afghanistan mainly in the deadliest in the past forty eight hours alone are thought to have killed several police officers and the worst militant casualties two dozens were killed during a lengthy gun battle at a market in helmand the longest war though in u.s. history shows no signs of ending is murdered 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 i've 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 rocky embassy tuesday thirty killed in a mosque blast wednesday two u.s. soldiers killed in a convoy attack thursday suicide bomb attacks another nato convoy in the week isn't over yet trumps nod he's reportedly threatening to fire the u.s. is top commander in afghanistan a wolf alias 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 conclusion continue to choose i don't know that we have a goal anymore hanging out 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 even 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 but 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 that to bring freedom they're following orders it isn't for
nothing that they call of going to stop on the graveyard of empires. willie 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 former pentagon official like leave says that 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. to discuss
a resolution for afghanistan but the united states refused. unbelievable but it weren't 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. now venezuela's new the 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. thank. you. thank you. well that equation here now we have two a parliament one parliament with dominated by the i will feature in our parliamentary i mean at that by nicholas moder the opposition house snobbery now
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 fifty three people killed. in late march i don't see any understanding. is they're continuing the cities or maybe getting wars i think this will die that out and in time so in both sides are entrenched wildfire however the national guard by. the our side it's just you know. and has some more 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 they. both were not in favor of one against another. so the so-called candidates
will probably isn't the president and the ruling p.s.u. the party which controls the executive and the court certainly there is there are some flaws in the way it was called and in 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 fair 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 violent clashes between the police and the demonstrators. the relations between e.u. naive as friends initially have descended there with economic jockeying and the migrant crisis fracturing that once rock solid partnership has how things began to deteriorate. emanuel 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 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 this decision has only one purpose defend this to interest of friends in terms of labor constructions. it's not just microns business dealings
getting italy's base is attempts to solve the libyan crisis not going down too well either look washed with. the current that is yours today by being here and by green terms joint declaration is historic. it's doing 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 macro is keeping a very hands on flow is migrants italy wants other countries to open their borders but france's doors the studying well and truly shots last month of the e.u. countries to open their ports the migrants to but from 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 the. french publisher we spoke to
says that there is a third party affecting relations to you and that's germany. i'm not sure that it's absolutely under the economy i think that there is a form of competition between italy and france today. and throughout the importance in europe. with. eternity. to the meeting suites. and they were all there was a problem of trio between the thirty france and germany and today we see that they . tried to come back to the french and germany. the space shuttle drew a cooper with germany. and we can understand that it's always drama. still ahead feed. revelations about one of the world's best selling we got the
details after the break. called the fear we don't need to. everyone in the world should experience the. world. according to josh. what do you want your current take on the administration right now just to. have a tough situation would be inherited from obama but i think the big problem for trump is that you soon as you want he protested everything was great i liked him better as a candidate when everything was read when the data was phony great the statistics
on the unemployment rate is much higher don't believe the g.d.p. the stock market's a big. that's probably going for. everything is great market economy is great that's all because. again twenty four hours since a major flood diamond mine in far east russia eight people remain missing one point did manage to make contact with some of them which helped them to save another work bringing the total evacuated to one hundred forty three a major rescue operation is still underway here's how the incident unfolded.
it's. well the company which owns the mine is called the road and is one of the world's biggest diamond produces the firm mines most of russia's diamonds 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 darman bearing or producing up to a million tons a year however the facility has constantly been hit by strong underground water covering. course we are keeping a watch on the rescue operation at the moment we'll keep you posted on the trapped
miners as soon as we learn more. secret documents show that the american agricultural chemical giant monsanto try to influence media and science reports over its popular weed killer round up that has an ingredient that has been linked to cancer here's how 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 the world health organization labeled roundups main ingredient lifeforce eight as potentially carcinogenic to humans and also 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 pleats once absorbed it travels to their roots blocks a specific enzyme found in plants not animals or humans precise effective and proven. well the newly revealed documents do show that concerns among staff about the product safety actually go back many years and here are some of them in two thousand and three a monsanto scientist told a colleague that quote you cannot say that round up is not a percentage and because the necessary tests actually haven't been carried out two years before that is well another road to serious concerns about testing the weed killer or the monsanto e-mails or through your contact with a science consultancy called into tech about editing research with the monsanto scientists other emails to show to a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality draft for months before writing an article on roundup henry miller was later fired for ghost writing in fact to downplay the risks associated with the
product when the harvey put the revelations to a monsanto 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 is 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 clean 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 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 might happen tony who's a lawyer and author of the upcoming book norm vengeance believes that the u.s. government actually 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 gone 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 it. the british computer hacker credited with stopping the tourist want to cry cyber attack is allegedly admitted to police that he created and sold malware designed to steal banking details marcus hutchens was arrested and hiking conference in las vegas and could face now 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 conus virus which spreads through e-mail attachments and steals banking details from infected computer is his lawyer he plans to plead not guilty chin's became known for discovering a hidden kill switch in the wanna cry cyber attack when it struck in a one hundred fifty countries causing havoc in at ports hospitals bangs. under the infrastructure back in may it worked by encrypting data on infected computers making them inaccessible and then demanding
a ransom for three hundred dollars with big cooling chins were constructing want to try saw him labelled as. people sort of inundating mess just me saying i'm a hero i mean i sort of just ready for this to mean for trucking 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 hackers arrest leaves 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 been to 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 hackers or 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 it is suspected of top playing then president in and helping rival park geun to victory park was impeached though in twenty sixteen and this year has been accused of corruption and arrested well
the feds write it down glazebrook says the spy agency's mission 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 were with their word the opposition. had too much of a and open policy towards north korea wanted to revive the sunshine policy so-called of the early two thousand of negotiations and the reducing hostility towards north korea and so on and of course that's the worst outcome for the u.s. because a 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. watching out international things being with this afternoon i'll be back in half an hour with headlines and more news for you don't forget that all the stories are also covered on our social media pages and you tube channel. economic development is all about really pleased to report this quarter we are one
hundred six points. 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 tried to do. a few things were.
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