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interview since leaving the post about the scandal over. secret documents show that. tried to influence media scientists to improve the reputation of a controversial we talked to one of the firm's executives also. another miner is rescued from a flooded mine in the far east of russia spending nearly twenty four hours trapped underground eight people are still missing. ten pm here in moscow this is r t international from the team on myself. you know
not only a welcome to the program our top story this hour the white house has announced that crackdown on intelligence and government leaks which been seriously damaging to the trumpet ministration the culprits are being warned to stop no 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. the attorney general sees the justice department has been pursuing up by three times more leaks than during the final years of the obama administration and it is not only government employees who could face prosecution the media may also be forced to reveal its sources critics of slum van't as an
attack on free speech but there are fears that some leaks could be putting national security up risk picking up the story jacqueline program. i think we have to stop both attorney general guy as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to turn folks invited 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 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 our region even among critics who say a line has been crossed is not shared this president. in terms of the leaks with the large 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 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 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 from the obama era and professional shake ups within. 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 only plug in the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c. . former russian ambassador to the u.s. circuit has opened up about his conversations with u.s. national security advisor michael flynn the controversial discussions which took place during the trumpet ministrations transition into power led to flynn having to leave his post rutger steve reports he says that he still shocked indignant over all this attention that's been devoted to his meeting with flynt he
asks since when diplomats forbid an agent with politicians with members of an administration that is off to rule 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 mystic is that says you had very direct orders from the top not to mention sanctions. i do not comment on a daily contact 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 about sanctions because we believe they were implemented in an illegal politically aggressive way to begin with. sergey 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 bust through the russian federation i'm
a spy it's 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 it's 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 exceptionalism in american politics and when the media resistance when they need somebody who is willing to stand up for their own interests that's when they get upset. and 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. 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 vba group have a russian sage something they don't believe it and they were. president someplace something about positive about russia this is a that's st louis you shouldn't be saying that russia is already and we should be concentrating on that so unfortunately no. you have been the ones that president trump who would like. they would love to improve relations with russia. get things going and so on but congress is doing its best to ensure that relations with russia deteriorate. to another story we're closely following this hour a 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 is the stirring 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 lumps cording to local officials the u.s. strike occurred during a battle between the u.s. and saudi backed forces in yemen against al qaeda in the city of sodom riyadh's coalition denies it was responsible saying they do not target civilians. reports have suggested that humanitarian groups can't reach areas of yemen saudi arabia and its allies restricted fuel supplies the head of the un's development program in the country ses the i look for the conflict is bleak because humanitarian organizations are being shut out another word. the conflict is what's being called the world's worst break of cholera it's already claimed the lives of nearly two thousand people since october due to contaminated food and water and
there's little or no medical assistance for those who. live in seeing a massive cholera outbreak really one of the biggest cholera outbreaks we've seen in our lifetime in south 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 west 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 well the conflict in yemen has been known going for over two years navas left over ten thousand civilians dead three million displaced and many more people in dire need of help. you know. that's what. it is that it. was.
the taliban has been stepping up its attacks in afghanistan mainly in the south of the country a series of assaults over the past four days seen dozens of people killed both soldiers and civilians despite efforts to eliminate the taliban lasting a decade the terrorist still have a large presence in the nation 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. leave them alone. for me that was. washington has provided millions of dollars to assist afghanistan in its fight against the terrorists however according to afghanistan's special inspector general the us defense program has cost taxpayers almost half a billion dollars and admitted its fail to achieve its schools. but president trump has voiced his anger over the failed campaign during his latest meeting with generals on progress reports over the past number of months indeed have not been positive we are not winning in afghanistan right now but we want an illusion.
mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate going on year sixteen now people are american people are tired of but they're looking for alternatives and i think president trump is voicing that their frustration in and 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 won'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. a stronger tension to scythe american our venice
whale as newly elected controversal legislative body has been or granted now the street violence in the country continues police in the capital tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with i agree opposition supporters. i. thank. well that had been here to now we have to a parliament parliament to let me out there by the oval fish on our parliament who thought that by. the opposition how snobbery now demonstrations that will to your mind things will work out what they are going to be youthful the most gracious. there resoled you can usually buy and their queen while hauling around people who three people killed. in late march i don't see any understanding.
or maybe getting war i think this will. both sides are entrenched while. the national guard. the country's opposition sees the formation of a constituent assembly which will rewrite the constitution as a power grab i said met for the first time on saturday a new body voted to suspend chief prosecutor louise ortega a prominent government critic despite a growing backlash though both at home and from abroad then this will is education minister has the fended the assembly. first of all it's unacceptable to limit and inflict sanctions on an independent and free country citizens are taking advantage of their constitutional rights like voting for candidates in the national assembly what is an absolutely unacceptable fact is that we are being punished for following
the norms of our constitution in venezuela the national constituent assembly can be crewed this can be done by the president of the republican so the assembly members were chosen by over eight million people more than forty percent of all registered voters through the means of a direct and anonymous vote we are complying with the core democratic norms which are reflected in our constitutional venezuela would become a nation with a will be improvements and greater developments in the economy and citizens' rights . more global news stories in seconds time they were.
eight miners are still missing well over twenty four hours after a diamond mine in russia's far east water poured into an office with one hundred fifty one people inside the rescue operation is ongoing there's video showing a worker being rescued on saturday morning. over one hundred emergency services person. or involved in the rescue operation being joined by volunteers on some of the miners who were evacuated we can take a look at how.
well the company which owns the mine is called. the world's biggest diamond producers and mines most of russia's diamonds. regionals discovered to be diamond rich in the one nine hundred fifty s. in two thousand and nine the underground mine was a stylish to extract diamond bearing or it produces up to a million tons every year however the facility has constantly been hit by strong on the ground water curtains we are continuing to keep a watch on the rescue operation and will keep you posted on the fate of the missing
miners. venue's just coming in to us on the program the u.n. security council has unanimously approved new sanctions on north korea now the latest measures will bring him from exporting a number of goods including coal metals seafood to other u.n. member states the resolution drafted by the u.s. was in response to north korea's intensified missile tests which included ballistic projectiles more info on all the soon as we get it here on the program. secret documents show about be a merkin biotech giant monsanto tried to influence media and science reports over its popular we killer called run job one if its key ingredients has been willing to come serve here stone attorney from the firm but publish the documents describe the revelations
main active ingredient. isn't 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 world health organization labeled main ingredient. to potentially carcinogenic to humans to last month health officials in california also said it could cause cancer and sometimes promos though paints a different picture. well the newly revealed documents which surfaced during a court case against monsanto showed that concerns among stuff about the products safety go back many years let's take a look at some of them in two thousand and three among some to
a scientist to look call it 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 among some two emails also revealed contact with a science consultancy firm called inter tect about editing research with a month scientist of their email sure right here from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality draft from months on top before writing an article on roundup henry miller was later fired for ghostwriting to don play the risks associated with the product and harvey put the revelations two months on to lick. 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 when aiden's and it was resolved with appropriate for an order should 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 round up 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 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 have to be cancer causing agents. lawyer and or throw of the upcoming book vengeance mind pump and tonio believes the us government news above the dangers associated with the run up 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 five determined that glaive to say in round up was the primary ingredient round up 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. news just coming in from eastern by a huge explosion has reportedly torn through a door in tree building and setting it alights we do not know if there are fatalities there or indeed the number if there is but twenty five people are said
to be in hospital currently the cause of this blaze is not yet known either we will continue to up to you on the developing story and any details we will bring to you. wendy be able to keep abreast of that on our web site r t v dot com lot. of all the stories being out of the minute on our twitter page as well you can give it a look back here and how far as time stay with us. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the senate it's full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to launch you know what it is that really packs a punch oh yeah it is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same. apparently better than two thousand and six and see people you never heard of love redacted tonight the president of the world bank. on the right me seriously send us an
email. the economic development is all about numbers really pleased to report this quarter we are 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 do. over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart a says c.n.n. . 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 nationally maybe. it might be making things worse. by saying this is not how capitalism works but lose one goes hopelessly disastrously wrong. welcome to the cows report imax keyser well we're wrapping things up here at freedom fast in los vegas has been a fantastic journey for us a lot of great guests thought we maybe should just take a stroll around talk to some folks out there on the floor get the pulse of what's happening here let's go.