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headline stories this hour the u.s. launches a war on government leaks softer donald trump's phone transcripts with other leaders are made public threatening to. diplomacy. russia's former ambassador to the u.s. opens up in his first t.v. interview since leaving the post about the scandal over contacts with american diplomats. secret documents show that. tried to influence media and scientists to improve the reputation of a controversial weed killer we talked to one of the firms executives also ahead.
another miner is rescued from the diamond mine in the far east of russia spending nearly twenty four hours. people are still. twenty four hour news live from our international news center in moscow this is our team names you know me a welcome to the program our top story the white house has announced that dawn on intelligence on government leaks which seriously damaging to the trump administration the culprits are being warned to stop or face legal consequences. leaks are and tragically 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 you will not be happy with the result. the attorney general say's the justice department has been pursuing a by three times more leaks than during the final years of the a bomb administration now that's not only government employees could face prosecution the media may also be forced to reveal its sources critics of slum thousand attack on free speech but there are fears that some leaks could be putting national security risk. the story i think we have to stop both attorney general. as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to turn first to vital kellyanne conway even speculated lie detectors could be wheeled into the west
wing to sniff out the senator's these comments on 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 and here's the crazy thing it is only you know getting out the public because of the white house of 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 seem 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 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 does is it crimps
conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain well we saw in the 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 heard some and not others and if they can show malice they should be held responsible absolutely despite the reported risks to national security in this leaking pipe of information continues to drop likely because companies are not only at the door of the white house they are right inside it too between staff stragglers from the obama era and professional 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. . to another headline story former russian ambassador to the u.s. surrogate has opened up about his conversations with u.s. national security advisor michael flynn the controversial discussions which took place during the trump administration's transition into power led to flynn having to leave his post reporting on not iraq because the. he says that he's still shocked and indignant over all this attention that's been devoted to his to his meeting with flint he asks since when a diplomats forbid an agent with politicians with members of an administration that is after all their entire job with regards to this to this talk this conversation between himself and mr flynn says that they talked about straightforward things pressing concerns but simple ones such as terrorism for example there were no
secrets mentioned he says regards the sanctions and by the way it was sanctioned as their potential talk of sanctions that really forced mr flynt to resign mistake his access he had very direct orders from the top not to mention sanctions. i do not comment on our daily contacts with our colleagues and i had instructions not to discuss sanctions we never discuss sanctions with anybody and i assure you i've honestly followed the instructions we don't discuss or bargain about sanctions because we believe they were implemented in an illegal politically aggressive way to begin with. so gay also says that he doesn't take seriously all these allegations of russian meddling during the election and when asked why the russian media focused and covered the elections in such great detail he says because it was fun as good
a reason as any or they called him many things the politicians and the media especially during the early days of trump's presidency they. called him a chief spy they called him a chief recruiter of spies bear in mind this is a respectable person a career diplomat he's been in washington since two thousand and since two thousand and eight and he says that these allegations are offensive and humiliating and not to him but to the people saying them to america itself is. sort of i believe all the talk suggesting that i the ambassador of the russian federation i'm a spy is shameful for a country like america has become normal in america to talk about how the russian ambassador is why in terms of how books were installed on his phone it's an unhealthy society despite everything mystic is like says he doesn't believe we're in the middle of another cold war things haven't gotten that bad he says but there
are huge problems and many of them stem from the fact that there's a self police sieved exceptionalism in american politics and when the media resistance when they need somebody who's willing to stand up for their own interests that's when they get upset. we asked russia analyst on historian martin mccauley whether he believes mr kissel yaks comments will be taken into consideration by u.s. investigators. the problem is that in washington there's a very strong russian caucus and from the democrat side sometimes among republicans and the liberal press and they will literally not accept anything which is part of the border if a russian say something they don't believe it and the. president trumpeted something about the positive about russia the say that st louis shouldn't be saying
that russia is already baked and we should be concentrating on that so unfortunately in war no. you have been the ones that president trump who would like . they would like to reload russia. get things going and so on but congress is doing its best to ensure that religious rules well deteriorate. video has emerged showing the aftermath of a deadlier strike in yemen but due to its graphic nature it has been heavily edited and please be warned it is disturbing it shows the bodies of a family being dragged from rubble following an alleged saudi led coalition strike nine people were killed including six children after their high school ops the according to local officials here strike occurred during a battle between the u.s. and saudi backed forces in yemen against al qaida in the city of santa riyadh's
call it denies it was responsible saying paid to not target civilians. reports suggest the best humanitarian groups reach areas of human. life have restricted fuel supplies now the head of the un's development program in the country so used to look for the called bleak because humanitarian organizations are being shut out another worrying aspect to the conflict is what's being called the world's worst break of cholera it's already clear the lives of nearly two thousand people since october due to contaminated food on the alter and there's little or no medical assistance for those who coached the disease. you have been seeing a massive cholera outbreak really one of the biggest killer outbreaks we've seen in our lifetime it started about two months ago and it spreads rapidly across the country and is still growing unfortunately what we found is that there's a million malnourished children living in areas that the worst affected by cholera
the cholera epidemic in yemen and the humanitarian crisis more widely are entirely manmade and created by the conflict it's totally preventable and if the conflict ended it would be much easier for us to bring color under control. the conflict in yemen has been ongoing for over two years now it's left over ten thousand civilians dead three million displaced and many more people in dire need of help. you know. that's what number in the movie. is that. the taliban has been stepping up its attacks enough gas mainly in the sun
a series of assaults over the past four days has seen dozens of people killed both soldiers have billions of including work people as well this fight efforts to eliminate the taliban last thing a decade the terrorist still of a large presence in the country according to the latest u.s. report for reconstruction there forty percent of afghan territory is currently controlled or contested by the taliban. because if. i. look at it they might look. for me that was. washington has provided millions of dollars
to assist stuff gonna stand in its fight against the terrorists however according to afghanistan special inspector general the us defense program has cost taxpayers almost half a billion dollars and admitted it's failed to achieve its goals. president trump voiced his anger over the failed campaign during his latest meeting with generals and progress reports over the past number of months being. we are not winning in afghanistan right now but we won an illusion. mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate 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 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. venice we allays newly elected but controversial legislative body has been in order rated street violence in the country continues police in the capital deployed tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with the angry opposition supporters.
ok thank you. well the hip issue here is the now we have two a parliament one parliament to vote me out there by the opposition on our parliamentary that by nicholas my lord of the opposition how snobbery now who demonstrations that will to your mind things will work out what they are going to be youthful the most gracious. their resold. usually by their queen while homegrown people get three people killed them or three in late march i don't see any understanding that it is either continuing the fifty's or maybe getting wars i think this will die down in time so on both sides are entrenched wildfire the whole however out of the national guard by the in a long either. let's take a look now at some of the expert reaction we've been getting to venezuela's political and economic turmoil. they so-called constituent assembly election was
a fraud to call an election would be a mockery of what happened no opposition candidates were allowed to stay in and the votes cast 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 in the way the election took place but nothing that is fundamentally anti-democratic that has 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 was has been prohibited and so then of course there are violent clashes between the police and the demonstrators talk sick revelations about one of the world's best selling weed killers the details alter this.
goal make this manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final go around. we can all middle of the room six. million really need. what do you want your current take on the administration right now just expect. they're having a tough situation with what they inherited from obama but i think the big problem for trump is that it's just as. waddy pretended everything was great i liked him
better as a candidate when everything was really when the data was phony the statistics are real the unemployment rate is much higher don't believe the g.d.p. the stock market is a big fat ugly bubble that's trouble gold for the truck by god everything is great it's a ball market the economy is great it's all because. you're back with artsy eight miners are still missing almost the day after a flood of a diamond mine in russia's far east water poured into an underground shaft with one hundred fifty one people inside the rescue operation is ongoing here's a video showing you how workers being rescued on saturday morning over one hundred emergency services personnel are involved in the rescue operation they've been joined by volunteers some of the miners who were evacuated we can take a look now at how the disaster unfolded. were.
diamond bearing work it produces up to a million tons per year or of the facility house constantly being hit by strong underground water currents we are going to keep watch on the rescue operation and we'll of course keep you posted on the fate of the missing miners. secret documents show with the american biotech giant months tried to influence media and science reports over its popular weed killer roundup one of its key ingredients 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 label roundups main ingredient. as potentially carcinogenic to humans and animals last month health officials in california also said it could kohls
cancer monsanto's produce though paint a different picture. what about their main active ingredient life estate is it harmful regulatory agencies and more than one hundred sixty countries have approved place the state 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. well the newly revealed documents which have surfaced during a court case against monsanto showed that concerns among staff the product safety go back many years here some of them in two thousand and three among some two scientists told a colleague that quote you cannot say roundup is not a carcinogen because the necessary tests haven't been carried out two years before that another route of serious concerns about testing the weed killer well the monsanto emails are revealed contact with a science consultancy firm called interest but editing research with
a month's scientist no other e-mails show a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality graph from monsanto before driving an article on roundup henry miller was later fired for ghostwriting to don't play the risks associated with the product and even ari the revelations two months on to 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 complete listeners when agents 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 go life to save itself isn't cancer in juicing but perhaps the actual product how do you respond to that claim well the only other really the 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 are found to be cancer causing agents lawyer and author of the author coming back lawn vengeance
mike papantonio 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 has 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 they 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 hucker credited with stopping the notorious one a crime. because allegedly admitted to police that he created and sold malvo were designed to steagall banking details marcus hutchens was arrested at the hucking conference in las vegas 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 crew and also buyers which spreads through e-mail attachments and steals banking details from infected computers his lawyers say he plans to plead
not guilty of sins became known for discovering a hidden killed in the want to cry cyber it it shook it over one hundred fifty countries causing havoc in airports hospitals banks and other infrastructure back in may at work by encrypted data on infected computers making them inaccessible and then demanding a run for three hundred dollars worth of bitcoin hutchin's work in stopping wanna cry saw him labeled a hero. people are so inundated with mass just thanking me saying i'm a hare i mean i so just ready for this to maine for tracking and i didn't intend for it to light sort of blow up on me to be away from the media just so doing my job and i don't really think that i'm a hero to former cia analyst john kerry believes the hikers are receives a lot of questions. 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 would be hackers we're the good guys come and work for us well now they go and arrest one of the most prominent hackers 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 well if any all of those stories are news hour particularly touched a nerve why not have your say only it r t v dot com stay with us if you can't.
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