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and the. freedom of information act request.
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when i first got the letter from the. absurdity. it was a matter of public interest. the u.s. state department ordered the closure. along with. the move to take relations between moscow and washington to a whole new low and reacting to the move in the last russia's foreign minister gave the following response. well you know you're also funny us we're not seeking conflict with this country we've always been friendly towards the american people
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and we're still open to constructive relationships but as you know it takes two to tango now it looks like our american partners will break dancing on their own time after time i washington's are defining the move as a straight forward a return to diplomatic parity with moscow with details his jaclyn for. state department claims that this is not an anti russian move but simply a move towards parity and an attempt to avoid further escalation. the u.s. hopes that having moved toward russia's desire for parity we can avoid further retaliatory action soon move forward to achieve the stated goal of improved relations between our two countries but how these closures are meant to help the situation really isn't clear the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has already expressed his regret over the escalation that he says were not started by russia and escalate it has when russia recently announced that the u.s. would need to reduce the u.s. embassy worker numbers by seven hundred fifty five people they were given around
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a month to do so but these closures ordered by the u.s. are only being given two days to be taken into a fact all of this started last year when allegations began to surface that russia had interfered in the u.s. presidential election claims that were never proven or backed up by any concrete evidence directly after that in december we saw the u.s. expelled thirty five russians from the country in reaction to that the kremlin took it in stride not reacting in any official manner and in fact that. their interview was to the kremlin for their new year's eve celebration and not to think we've seen round after round of sanctions imposed against russia by the u.s. including a fresh batch earlier this month that trump signed off on and contracts that just days ago he was announcing and expressing again his confidence that the two countries can finally find common ground and come together say it loud and clear i've been saying it for years and i think it's a good thing if we have great relationships or at least good relationships with russia that's very important and i believe some day that will happen thursday's
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decision point really comes just as the new russian ambassador to the us has arrived and gotten straight to work of course we did what we could to improve our relations with the u.s. unfortunately we still haven't reached a consensus on many use use. clearly a bumpy start for him on the job but after years in the game he has fairly tough skin obviously. tightened by the americans to embarrass the president and the t. he in fact. he's going to have a very very difficult to perform his duties and to establish trust. really. in the worst possible day both countries have repeatedly expressed the hope
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of improving thai and yet with washington having this tit for tat approach it's not really clear if that's going to be possible. r.t. washington d.c. various analysts told us the decision to shut down the consulate was a mature and russia's new ambassador to the u.s. faces a tough road ahead. decision by russia most recently to reduce the number of staff was to create parity between the two countries where russia would have as many people working at its embassies here in the u.s. as the u.s. would have been in russia so we were at a parity situation as now they're suddenly comes out of the blue and it's again destabilize the situation and at the same time we have trump talking about what relations with russia so you have to wonder who is calling the shots here i didn't expect to i had hoped that at some point this downward spiral in our
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relationships would and we could we could get back to normal this is simply one more change for tat it's rather childish i think if we had a little bit more mature leadership within the state department i think it would be helpful i do believe that trump probably has some desire to have good relations with russia but this manufactured scandal and it is manufactured of russia gate for lack of a better word has painted him into a corner and there are obviously parts of the u.s. stablish meant that do not lot reproached with russia. as the u.s. led coalition attempts to retake remaining parts of syria's rockoff from i still the u.n. warns not enough is being done to specify billion lives we witnessing essentially right now in iraq is a fight by coalition and all the forces against i so we're concerned that note
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enough is being done to a hue to the international law requirements for the protection of civilians and access to photographs taken by a local journalist were given a rare look inside the city revealing the true scale of its destruction. which. first of all let me say that what is happening now in rocca is destruction it's not liberation at all for eighty four days rocka has been under siege but this sees only harm civilians trapped inside since eisel captured the city and the siege is imposed by syrian democratic forces on the ground that is backed by the u.s. led coalition's airstrikes these airstrikes destroy schools hospitals the whole
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infrastructure we as journalists have documented that more than two thousand civilians have been killed as a result of the coalition's airstrikes they do not target the places where jihadists gather although everyone knows where they are while u.s. jets attack from the air s.d.f. attacks from the ground and at night jihadists use suicide vehicles to regain territories controlled by the s.d.f. but there is no serious combat as all one can see that clearly from the videos posted by both the s.d.f. and the coalition. look eisel has about one thousand fighters in iraq and the s.d.f. claims to have thirty five thousand to forty thousand soldiers and they confront a mere one thousand terrorists if s.d.f. and the coalition wanted to liberate rocka they could accomplish it within ten days . now according to the un there are at least twenty thousand civilians
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still trapped inside rucka in august alone the coalition carried out over a thousand air strikes in that area when you when the intensity of the strikes coupled with by souls use of civilians as human shields is deeply concerning. based journalist again shares details of just how grave the conditions have become. and there aren't even basic necessities such as bread and water medicine no electricity no fuel the national hospital and the al salaam hospital were completely destroyed and there is not one left for civilians but there are two or three hospitals operating for eisold fighters the americans blew up bridges leading out of the city and in fact prevented civilians from leaving rocka although terrorists can easily exit the city even though the areas controlled by s.t.s. from the coalition so twenty five thousand civilians from besieged areas do not
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deserve safe passage. just in time past here in moscow the f.b.i. has a freedom of information request to release files relating to hillary clinton's e-mails the f.b.i. claims there's a quote lack of public interest for such a disclosure to be made. process underdog tries to shed some light. new york attorney ty clevenger has been waiting for more than a year for the f.b.i. to fulfill his freedom of information request and reveal the files on hillary clinton's e-mails only to get this response you've not sufficiently demonstrated that the public's interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject. well whatever the f.b.i. thinks the public certainly made its interest in the e-mails a loud and clear these are the three questions that are coming out of that timeline that continue to drive the story i'm sorry when you use a private e-mail on
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a private server your privacy rights are out the window when you're the secretary of state of the united states of america you don't have privacy anymore she chose to do this because on her and i personally would like to know in a way reminds me of the nixon tapes shouldn't go away on the substance and voters do care about their enough all that fuss was being made while clinton was still running for the presidency but perhaps now the emails won't be as damaging especially given that clinton insists there was nothing classified in the first let me say that i am confident that i never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received there was nothing marked classified on my e-mail see their standard receipt only problem for her is that's not true it seems that she never sent or received any classified information over her private e-mail which are true. our investigation found that there was classified information so it was not true just weeks before the of the ice said there is nothing in clinton's e-mails the public needs to know
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a federal judge ruled that the state department should do more to investigate its servers for clinton's messages related to the tragic been gazi attack which left several u.s. officials dead that decision was welcomed by judicial watch this major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the benghazi scandal and hillary clinton's involvement in it as we approach the attacks fifth anniversary yet still be a vi keep silent insisting there is insufficient proof of public interest to more conditions also mentioned by the agency earlier this year they said they are ready to release the records if mrs clinton agrees to at least have the information or passes away we go francis and thiago r.t. . well the lawyer at the center of the story gave us his take he believes the f.b.i. is simply trying to uphold its own reputation and rather than back hillary clinton . well when i when i first got the letter from the f.b.i. i laughed out the absurdity of trying to suggest that there was
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a matter of public interest i sent him back a letter with a copy of washington post article on some google search terms to show just how many articles were out there. it was funny at first but then i was lying about it within the last twelve hours that i can change my view on the significance of this story i originally thought the f.b.i. was trying to protect mrs clinton i now think the f.b.i. is trying to protect itself and i think that's because they not only did strongly poor job in the investigation but they sabotage their investigation so at this point if their records start coming out i mean already today we had the release of records showing that mr comey had already decided to exonerate her before she had finished the investigation so if that's the case then the f.b.i. does not want the records coming out because it will make them look even worse. muslims around the world one of the most important dates in the islamic festival of
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sacrifice and thousands of muslims have also. says that one of the holiest if not the holiest day. the festival of sacrifice it is the culmination over one of the most sacred traditions of. the annual pilgrimage to mecca or now it is celebrated only in russia by millions of people and here in moscow on this beautiful sunny day several streets have been completely shut off around this beautiful beautiful mosque behind me just to allow as many devoted muslims as. joined in the morning. celebration eight. people have been gathering here since four in the morning now. this holaday also has seen its fair share of controversy i should say because
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it is called a festival of sacrifice for a reason the tradition goes that the most affluent muslims are supposed to make an animal sacrifice on this day normally they go with a round and some still do and it makes some people very unhappy and they should they say that it should not be part of the celebration anymore but at the same time a lot of muslims they no longer follow this tradition they just go for a prayer and they then spend some time back home with their families and just greeting guests it well but headlines live here at r.t. international now friday september the first and genetically modified food joint one santo is a trying to fire back at the world health organization we are back just. because there's a survival guide book stacey at the start. of all this are. you
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sharing your friday with us here on our c it is a conflict that's already lasted now sixteen years but now more u.s. troops will be heading to afghanistan and to call in chief james mattis has now signed an order to dispatch additional forces. well low as this is to enable the afghan force to fight more effectively it is more advisors it is more in the billers for support on wednesday the u.s. acknowledged it currently has eleven thousand military personnel in afghanistan that's about two and a half thousand more than previously stated the pentagon insists there's been no increase in troop numbers for the meantime just a change in the way it tallies the total now the move to a bolster u.s. forces comes after donald trump announced his brand new strategy for afghanistan this was just last week however troubles are provided no deadline for any end to
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the war or so the number of additional troops to be sent out to that country is being kept secret edition the president wants nato allies to throw more soldiers and more money into the fight as well now trumps afghan strategy shake up is raising fears of even more civilian casualties on thursday eleven civilians were confirmed dead in an alleged nato strike no confirmation so far from the organization or the u.s. led coalition but nato does say it's still investigating robert naiman of the just foreign policy think tank says the new strategy will almost certainly lead to more civilian deaths. lyndon johnson said of vietnam ok i know that we care when but i am not going to be the first president to lose a war that kicking the can down the road keep it going don't you know don't pull out of then make the next guy take responsibility for that apparent.
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over and over no more u.s. troops are in afghanistan no more afghan civilians will be kill you first of all because of you or a military operation secondly the thing that makes us commander most. redcliffe in the u.s. in the use of u.s. firepower is protecting u.s. troops clear whatever rules of engagement while well no u.s. commander will ever be punished for using any amount of firepower those two factors mean more u.s. troops equal or surely more air. the genetically modified foods giant monsanto is calling for an investigation into an agency of the world health organization that's after the body published a report claiming some of the company's products like the weed killer glyphosate
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are linked to cancer or santos says the w.h.o. ignored two major studies that found no connection to that disease when an organization such is the international agency for research on cancer is given authority with that comes a responsibility to be objective transparent fur and share at least in this instance their process was corrupted apparently with individuals who have an agenda the company says it carries out its own extensive examinations of the critics of question the fact monsanto funded the very studies that claim the chemicals used were benign in nature meanwhile francois vote on an extension to its current ban on glyphosate based on the potential dangers of poses the organic consumers associations alexis baden may claims monsanto falsifies its research for profit and bury is bad news. monsanto has two point eight billion dollars in sales of their
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top selling roundup weed killer at stake here so surely monsanto's very nervous about what the e.u. could do at this point monsanto is notorious for paying for scientists to conduct research for it for falsifying data for completely ghostwriting fires and then hiring fire to put their name find it so we know that monsanto pulls out all the stops when it comes to falsifying suppressing and until am fluent thing if i am on the subject. sweden is often held up as a beacon of media freedom worldwide however a growing numbers of disturbing cases are coming out which appear to put that reputation in doubt a u.s. journalist researching the country's scores of so-called no go zones areas with serious public safety concerns or was ordered by police to leave the area mainstream media even branded the journalist a threat to democracy in another case
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a nurse complaining about the deteriorating situation of the country's health care system was accused of being under quote the hidden power of influence and we spoke to the editor of conservative news website situation malmo he says the country's media are at the heart of the establishment still in sweden local media is very fortunate. to have big newspapers or still very important for the majority of people that immediately this week there is a dark room where new jurors are. pushing for a political agenda or maybe germans are doing if you wanted to finish her work to swedish radio use they are establishment and media and we did it is very powerful we have a public broadcaster who serves if there is. a part of the government systems to people who do not want to or currently we are powerful media as
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a lot of people just grown living their lives and. even critics criticism reviews the government or used this devilish. meanwhile top swedish newspaper expression has been exposing private citizens who criticized the government on the internet they sought out people writing negative comments online to then challenge them face to face however despite the deep controversy and ethical concern of a publicly shaming private citizens for simply expressing their opinions the dailies editors were even on note for their actions. start with you're not you're really doing it is asking to be the first. you know terry and marco something that you wrote and ask you know why did you and exposing the person who is shocked because this person is not a politician explores in person or. a terrorist with. the
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horrible shock that swedish media. did to be a very. democratic behavior you don't get exposed people because they have a different look and i turned to drugs. it is the italian drink that's been a sparkling success in the u.k. with sales of prosecco facing to new highs but a growing tide of negative coverage about the beverage threatens to turn things to side flat and the latest british dentists of want of a so-called prosecco smile tooth decay caused by the drinks high sugar content but italian politicians have told the media to put a cork in it they say their temples are the only thing to keep britain smiling after breakfast at.
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time when the fray. this is the bus broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight wells fargo is in the hot seat again with an expansion on the number of customer accounts it opened also net neutrality gets pushed to the back burner yet again this comes as congress goes back to school on capitol hill in just days we've got the details on that and cyber security the state of new york is requiring financial services companies to overhaul their departments and it comes with a high price tag my guests tonight discuss stand by right now.
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we have new information on the wells fargo fake account scandal the bank has revealed that up to three point five million accounts were potentially opened by its employees while under pressure to meet aggressive sales targets but without customer permission this is a one hundred thirty thousand account jump in those fraudulent accounts up from the two point one million originally reported one hundred ninety thousand of those incurred fees and charges the original investigation only covered the years between two thousand and eleven and two thousand and fifteen but investigators quickly saw that the scandal timeframe extended from four years to seven years the type of accounts extend to five hundred seventy thousand needless car insurance accounts opened without customer knowledge as well as five hundred twenty eight thousand customers which likely were signed up for online bill pay the scandal is the
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biggest in wells fargo's history it cost then c.e.o. john stumpf his job in the bank is also under congressional inquiry and an investigation by the justice department also. fargo is so far set to refund two point eight million dollars to customers in addition to three point three million and is already agreed to pay. next week a house committee was supposed to hold a hearing on net neutrality but on wednesday we learned that a hearing has been delayed until further notice for she has more on that for us now to what's the reason for this back burner ring of this well the committee invited leaders from a bunch of different tech companies and internet service providers but none of them committed to even attending the hearing and they're kind of important in this debate the u.s. house energy and commerce committee was planning to meet next thursday to discuss
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the future of net neutrality under the obama administration broadband internet was regulated as a utility which stops providers from blocking or slowing websites it also prevents them from offering fastlane services but the trump administration wants to change that ever since i was appointed chairman of the federal communications commission congress knew it was in for a fight is moving forward but scrapping the obama rules though he knows he has more than congress to worry about executives from eight different internet companies and providers declined an invitation to testify in the hearing or even attend at all it's a fairly divisive issue in silicon valley though most companies that have spoken up are the ones that support the current rules that includes facebook google and amazon to name a few and according to a report from earlier this summer they were allegedly told by republican members of congress that they shouldn't push too far if they did that mean they might have
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problems with other policy issues that they care deeply about and problems have been able to count on some providers like eighteen t.v. rights and comcast all of which suppose. changes to the current rules but it's unclear exactly what they will support when it comes to those changes and they're already having a hard time with public support outside of the beltway and silicon valley leaders and how the rest of the country to worry about too and right now the figures aren't looking good in fact a recent study shows that a majority of americans who wrote to the f.c.c. regarding net neutrality want the rules to stay in place. it's an on going war isn't it yes that is tell us more about the study you mentioned who conducted it so it was conducted by which is a consulting firm and it was funded by broadband for america which is a pro net neutrality group but what it did was basically analyzed all of the messages that americans were able to send to the f.c.c.
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were guarding net neutrality they were able to say i support the current rules i want changes and at the surface sixty percent were against. proposal thirty nine percent supported them but when you were able to submit these messages which was done online it wasn't like you were writing a letter so they couldn't go through the physical copies of them you can you could have submitted an automated one that said yes i want to keep the rules the way they are no i want to see changes and they found that ninety eight point five percent of the personalized messages were in support of the current rules so a majority of these people want that submitted of course i participated in this want to keep the rules the same now again this is by broadband for america i was funded by them when there are pro net neutrality group but you know going off without data alone it doesn't look good for lawmakers that support the f.c.c. chairs current proposal right let's talk about this this hearing being delayed a trade association made some interesting comments about this well what did that
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groups so encompass which is a trade association association that represents a lot of these groups which is also pro net neutrality. published a stay. regarding you know that the delaying of this hearing and they basically said if these proposals were to be enacted it would go the way of what has become of the cable industry right and we know how frustrated many americans are with their cable providers and they're saying listen if you implement these rules it could be really frustrating for customers and executives alike ok thank you very much. on august twenty eighth the new york state department of financial services kicked off strict new requirements for banks and financial service companies in the state of new york they are now mandated to create larger scale cybersecurity programs they're also required to hire a so-called chief information security officer it's the first law of its kind let's
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bring in an expert on this please welcome todd shipley president and c.e.o. of euro software thank you so much for joining me on this big things are happening what are your thoughts on the state requirements. well thanks for having me this afternoon i think this is a fantastic thing that the seed of new york is actually doing now you have to remember that this kind of framework for assessing what they're doing for service here is not new the national is to the standard has been doing this for some time but the state of carroll state of new york has just finally implemented a law requiring that the banking industry actually do this and i think this as a first in the country will be a guy for other states to follow in the future one of the main compliance requirements is to hire a new chief information security officer some companies have this now it's going to be called c.i.s. so it's not cheap in san francisco the numbers we've got you know the cost can go upwards of three hundred eighty thousand dollars for this person it's a big job j.p. morgan citigroup might be able to handle that but what about the smaller companies
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. well that's going to have a huge impact i think a lot of the other companies that you've named probably already have somebody in place the need to reassess the title probably but they're already somebody doing this function within the company the smaller banks that are looking to doing this will have to implement something now the good thing on the law is they don't have actually have to hire a person full time they can have somebody designated already within the company responsible for this or they can hire a third party to do this but it does come at a cost and they all need to understand that it's not just the cost to the person that is coming in to do this work it's the fact that the companies are now responsible for cyber security that they really haven't been responsible in the law before you know let's talk about cybersecurity in general you mention these costs if we look at some of the numbers we have in this chart we see that since two thousand and nine look at these numbers go up spending on cyber security has increased pretty substantially topping over but about sixty billion dollars in two
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thousand and seventeen alone hitting point three five percent of the u.s. g.d.p. just to put this in perspective this type of increase in spending how hard will it be for any company to maintain the minimum requirements for you know state requirements or even federal requirements as they maybe come online. well it's going to be huge as war and more companies are put under regulation by their it's the state or federal energies to comply with this it's going to be huge but i think all companies are recognize that over the past decade the increase in requirements for cybersecurity of any kind has gone up substantially unfortunately it's a cost of doing business and they need to invest in it as part of the infrastructure that is part of what the company does to prevent crime within their own networks you know we always say that you know bureaucracy in this sort of government infrastructure it just tags along right after technology and
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a lot of people would say this this is a long time coming especially after the so many happy yahoo hack things like that those are just media companies don't even financial firms but the maiden and costs on something like this someone who works in cybersecurity how much can any company expect to actually spend on maintaining systems. well they're going to spend a lot and that ends up being part of the problem there is not just an initial investment that brings in the equipment and the software to do it all these software devices and. procedures that are in place require maintenance and it's going to be have to cost at least forty or fifty percent probably of what they already spent for initial implementation so it's going to be huge for these companies to maintain that but they've already been doing this this is not something new these companies understand that it's occurring so it's just part of what they've already been doing is just being identified now and that the cost is going you know astronomically high but it's something that they have to do otherwise they're never going to be able to be part of the internet world ok so you
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would say that a lot of these financial services firms especially have already got onboard themselves because you've got to keep your credibility in your safety for your customers but now it's being sort of. you know across the board there trying to get sort of a uniform approach but what kind of a strain does this put on the system you've got to notify state regulators within seventy two hours of cyber security or data security instances breaches this system a bit vague. well it's hugely begun this is going to end up being the problem when they say the cyber security event that impacts the system is that a spam e-mail that potentially comes in is it event that actually were somebody gets through the network and actually into the system it isn't clear yet what that means and that's going to be one of the problems that these companies have to deal with in reporting to the state is what is an event in the state has to be a little bit more clear about that i think that's going to eventually fall out but right now we don't know for sure what it means because the state hasn't defined it
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well enough for those companies to respond to it so it's going to be a big deal as you say something sort of vague like this the vague outline that these companies are getting as i mentioned before a drag on the system from a government perspective is the government sort of up arming to deal with a situation like this well that's the part we don't really know yet is how they're going to be able to respond to all this data as it comes in what it's going to mean to them how are they going to critique companies for failing to report are they going to find them we're going to go we don't know yet. well it seems terrifying for a lot of these smaller companies to have this these vague sort of marching orders but do we know from the government what is enough and what's not enough as far as whether or not a company is meeting these standards are we sort of in a holding pattern to see what for their roles are going to come out especially from a financial perspective for these companies. well i don't think so because if you look at what the state of new york has implemented it's the miss the national
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institute of standards technologies previous framework that's been around for quite a long time and this just been working on this for a decade or more i wrote about this you know a decade ago how to deal with risk assessment for law enforcement in the same space and nist has been working on this for a long long time and implemented this framework that the state of new york is doing so it's fairly straightforward and there is not a known everybody knows what the framework is interesting to keep up on on how this situation evolved in the new south to a lot of people thank you so much todd shipley president and c.e.o. of euro software. thank you for having me. hurricane harvey has not brought the boost to oil that some expected oil rose one per cent today but u.s. crude stands at forty seven seventeen cents in fact oil prices fell this week analysts say the focus appears to be more on the lower demand from knocked out refineries than to hit to supply from producers. actually twenty five percent of
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u.s. refining capacity so far was slowed by the hurricane according to goldman sachs nearly three million of the eighteen million barrel refining capacity in the united states has been stopped members of the organization of petroleum exporting countries admit their stupefied opec has extended its agreement to restrict production and to boost prices and harvey has not helped opec has done this for months and just see no break meanwhile for the first time in two years gas prices hit above two dollars a gallon jumping fourteen percent on the news that motif the largest refinery in the u.s. or shut down by flooding from hurricane harvey it could remain close we've just found out today for up to two weeks. time now for a quick break stick around though when we get back the new c.e.o. of general electric plans to carry out aggressive job cuts to get in line with expense cuts also my guest tonight top goal is
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a safe haven rally or are we seeing something longer term go to break here the numbers the closing bell. just stand there is this the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice or the biggest reason. to stand losing you just the right questions. the right answers. for your. leave.
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it's a new job planned by a new c.e.o. new general electric chief executive officer john flannery now says the company will reduce staff at corporate headquarters and those occupying non revenue producing jobs in departments such as human resources recruiting corporate security helicopter and jet operations and procurement just to name a few no numbers have been released but those close to the situation tell the media that the cuts will be aggressive the plan is to take out two billion dollars in costs by the end of two thousand and eighteen according to g.e. flannery will present a blueprint of those cost cuts to investors in november. jobs will go before that g.e. stock has fallen twenty three percent this year alone. and wall street showed
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a higher open today the dow jones industrial average was up two point three percent at opening at twenty one thousand nine hundred forty one and then the s. and p. five hundred went up two point two seven percent at two thousand four hundred sixty four the commerce department says pending by u.s. consumers a group point three percent in july the highest in three months also the federal reserve's preferred inflation measure increased one point four percent from july two thousand and sixty eight it's the smallest year on year increase since december two thousand and fifteen so we've got tepid feelings about a rate hike by the end of the year on top of that wages and salaries grew the a.d.p. jobs report indicates two hundred thirty seven thousand jobs were added definitely an up shot to what was projected now in the previous session just after the government raised its estimate of second quarter economic growth stocks climbed.
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gold breached thirteen hundred dollars this week so what brought us to this point and will this last please welcome c.e.o. of euro pacific capital peter schiff peter thank you so much for talking with me about this. when one does well the other doesn't do so well we're talking about the dollar versus gold if you look at gold the u.s. dollar since november of last year up and down way down and then it swung right up and the strongest. in a while let's just say but since the beginning of this year we've just seen it go straight up or seeing a total decline now. short term drop off for the dollar is this a problem that's been happening for some time now. well i think the dollar had a substantial rise based on the expectation that the fed would be able to normalize interest rates and unwind its massive balance sheet and the general
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belief that the fed's experiment had actually succeeded and that the economy was in better shape as a result and so the dollar kind of road that rally and now i think it's starting to surrender those ill gotten gains you know the dollar is on pace for its worst year since one nine hundred eighty five we just finished the month of august a down month for the dollar it's been down six months in a row and so the weakness in the dollar is one of the reasons that the price of gold has been rising in dollar terms of what it has had risen much in terms of other currencies but i think that's about to change i think now that we've really kind of broken out gold's above thirteen twenty in dollars that in fact goal was strong most of today even as the dollar began the day ferber it did in negative but goal was still up against all currencies and i do think that that trend is going to continue between now and the end. a year and then accelerate next year you know the
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argument can be made that political tensions with north korea pushed gold causing it to break thirteen hundred this late but do you think. well goal was going up regardless of the focal tensions in north korea which seemed to last just one day in fact gold was up that evening but it actually finished down the following morning so gold has been rising and it's not because of a safe haven you know if people really were concerned if there were a geopolitical fear out there the stock markets would be falling but they're not the stock markets are rising so people are not buying gold because they need a safe haven at least not from geopolitical events they're buying gold to get out of the u.s. dollar they're buying gold to have safety from inflation which a lot of people haven't understood the risk but i do think globally the risks are going to start to become more evident as a result of monetary policy that is this that around the world not just the united
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states but in europe and japan and china there's been a lot of money creation interest rates have been how the artificially low and i think currencies around the world are going to be losing value and so people want to get out of them and some people buy stocks and other people are buying gold and i think more and more people will be buying gold around the world and if we ever do get a real geopolitical threat then i think people will flock into gold as they dump equities but that's not happening yet let's take a little bit of. the dollar's decline since we're talking ninety seven down to ninety three on the dollar index now some are saying that is a good thing might fall from goldman sachs has said it's actually an attractive prospect and we can consider a long trade on the dollar what are your thoughts. well i think going long the dollar would be wrong i mean i think that trade has already played out. and i think the better you know the real money to be made betting against the dollar but the
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question of whether or not a dollar going down is a good thing it depends on your perspective you know if you're foreign if you don't own dollars if your debt is denominated in dollars if you buy commodities that are priced in dollars but your income is in other currencies that is a good thing and i think the weakening dollar will end up being a very positive event for a lot of people around the world particularly in the emerging markets that have a lot of u.s. dollar denominated debt and especially some of the countries that not only have dollar debt but that export commodities so they will benefit but it is a negative for america because a weak dollar means that americans have less purchasing power so it means our standard of living goes down because things are more expensive for us to buy and ultimately it's going to push up interest rates as the world has to price in dollar weakness into interest rates and so far the fed has been able to keep rates artificially low but a strong dollar made that much easier for the fed once it's fighting
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a weakening dollar the task is going to become increasingly difficult right so let's talk about those rates traders in the u.s. they're more interested many times of course in knowing about fed policy we heard tepid statements jackson hall last week. looking at spending inflation by the fed's own index that it looks at pretty low do you think there could be an interest rate hike by december a lot of people say no do we see another rate hike at all and what could it do to the dollar prices by the end of the year well either the dollar the dollar is going to go down regardless of what the fed does i mean the trend is in motion and you know the fed has shown a propensity to raise rates regardless of the economic data ever since trump was elected president so i don't really know what they're going to do maybe they'll raise rates again before the end of the year but regardless i think they're very close to the end of the side. i mean anybody who's smart now is looking beyond the
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next rate hike to the next rate cut because that's going to be the beginning of the next easing cycle which i think is going to take rates back to zero maybe even below zero it's going to on leash q.e. four which i think will be bigger than the first round one two and three combined and so those are going to be more important factors also look at the budget deficit that i think is going to be exploding over the next several years particularly if we go into recession but if we get tax cuts you know course we're going to have some big government aid package for the victims of the hurricane and right by then texas and you know all that money has to be borrowed because we literally have nothing saved for a rainy day and when we have a day where it pours you know we have to go and borrow the money ok real quick before we go we got to talk about this debt ceiling september is a big month for the u.s. government it heads up on capitol hill again it's not only going to talk about raising that ceiling but also to create a spending bill for the next fiscal year as we move into these talks do you think
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we'll see any sort of market reaction or will this turn into sort of another wait and see situation where we won't see any real market reactions in telling their raise the debt ceiling or go into a shutdown of some sort. yeah well you know i don't think anybody really believes that the debt ceiling is not going to go off i mean this is a phony crisis that they've manufactured but you know the real crisis is the debt ceiling going up i mean i would love to see the debt ceiling stay there because that would shut down the borrowing and force the government to cut you know its size and spend less money but you know we're going to keep on raising the debt ceiling and that is the crisis because that means the debt keeps growing and so the downward pressure on the dollar is going to keep rising and you're not alone in that fair let me tell you oh thank you very much peter schiff c.e.o. of europe pacific capital. well time warner the parent company of c.n.n. the mainstream media news giant says it is donating one hundred thousand dollars to victor. of hurricane harvey and its matching employee donations also stepping up to
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the plate comcast and b c universal it's giving one million donations to that relief effort something unique here the company will also donate advertising time to the organizations that are undertaking this aid so at least comcast is sharing the air but it kind of makes you wonder about these companies which directly profit from the hurricane ratings go up when you cover bad weather everybody in news knows this it's why we have the weather channel the pre landfall the preparations you can see it here when the storm hits the aftermath you show the tragedy in the cleanup you line up the traumatized locals and you knock your ratings out of the park when they cry what's really odd here is offering power donations while making big money on the devastation and most importantly the devastated victims but that's just a bit suspect to me. thank you for watching that's all for now check out the show on here to you tube dot com slash boom bust r.t.
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you know it takes two to tango. american poet. time of the time foreign minister. says in the u.s. it's just the latest round of the diplomatic round i'll between the two states. i think you went to war being done to save civilians and syria is there on the program we show you images on the ground of the shocking f.x. months of fighting have not city. yet. denies a freedom of information act request to release files relating to hillary clinton's
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e-mails claiming there's a quote lack of public interest in disclosure there on the program we speak to the lawyer behind that request. when i was when i first got the letter from the f.b.i. i laughed out loud with the absurdity of trying to suggest that it was a matter of public interest. is to go on this friday september the first welcome to your worldwide headlines here when our teams in. the u.s. state department ordered the closure of the russian consulate in san francisco along with to annex is within the next two days and the move threatens to take relations between washington and moscow to a whole new low. has been following the events joining us now live here on the program good to see you how has a russia been reacting to this so far. warry good morning well the question is how
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low can it get because each hostile decision each hostile move by russia or the u.s. is followed by yet another blow in response this latest one by washington means that the number of russian consulates in america will be reduced to three and when this morning the washing foreign minister was asked about this on go and spat between moscow and washington. reminded that it wasn't russia in the first place which was behind this war of sanctions. he was not. it was stilted by the u.s. administration with the only purpose of the us russian relations trying to freud trumps administration story from a sling there. to come down. to washington actions that's home
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russia's interests or i guess when we wake up every morning we ask ourselves the question how far can this go when is this going to end well certainly is saying that moscow will genuinely wants this diplomatic conflict to end and he once again reiterate that moscow has genuinely been in favor of putting an end to this war of sanctions so here's how he puts it when it comes to the u.s. attitude towards it. only us when the conflict with this country we've always been friendly towards the american people and we're still open to constructive relationships but as you know it takes two to tango. remember components of bridge doesn't single time of the time. so judging by what the russian foreign minister has been saying this morning we are soon going to hear about some sort of response to this decision to shut down the washing consulate in
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san francisco so let's just wait and see what exactly the washing foreign ministry comes up with. trying to reporting for us right there thank you. what was it back in december last year the u.s. president barack obama expelled thirty five russian diplomats over alleged election meddling choosing not to respond in kind instead on the very same day putin invited the children of u.s. diplomats in russia to a new year party at the kremlin six months later in july this year russia cut the u.s. diplomatic presence in the country to less than five hundred officials and that resulted in trump extending sign sions after a congressional vote well it varies analysts told us the decision to shut down the consulate was a mature and russia's new ambassador to the u.s. faces a very tough job ahead. state department claims that this is not an anti russian
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move but simply move towards parity and an attempt to avoid further escalation. the u.s. hopes that having moved toward russia's desire for parity we can avoid further retaliatory actions and move forward to achieve the stated goal of improved relations between our two countries but how these closures are meant to help the situation really isn't clear we've seen round after round of sanctions imposed against russia by the us including a fresh batch earlier this month. in congress that just days ago he was announcing and expressing again. that you. can come together and say it loud and clear i've been saying it for years i think it's a good thing if we have great relationships or at least good relationships with russia that's very important and i believe some day that will happen there is a selling point really comes just as the new russian ambassador to the us has arrived and gotten straight to work of course we did what we could to improve our
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relations with the u.s. unfortunately we still haven't reached a consensus on many issues. really a bumpy start for him on the job but after years in the game he has fairly tough skin obviously it's tightened by the americans to embarrass him. how that he he in fact. is going to have a very very difficult to perform his duties and to establish trust. really. in the worst possible day both countries have repeatedly expressed the hope of improving thai and yet with washington having this tit for tat approach it's not really clear if that's. going to be possible. washington d.c.
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. as the u.s. led coalition attempts to retake remaining parts of syria's iraq from the u.n. warns not enough is being done to spare civilian lives thing essentially right now in iraq is a fight by coalition and other forces against isis were concerned that not enough is being done to at hue to the international law requirements for the protection of civilians. access to photographs taken by a local journalist were charged given a rare look inside the city revealing the true scale of destruction. but. first of all let me say that what is happening now in rocca is destruction it's not
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liberation at all for eighty four days rocka has been under siege but this seizure only harm civilians trapped inside since eisel captured the city and the siege is imposed by syrian democratic forces on the ground that is backed by the u.s. led coalition's airstrikes these airstrikes destroy schools hospitals the whole infrastructure we as journalists have documented that more than two thousand civilians have been killed as a result of the coalition's airstrikes they do not target the places where jihad is to gather although everyone knows where they are while u.s. jets attack from the air s.d.f. attacks from the ground and at night jihadists use suicide vehicles to regain territories controlled by the s.d.f. but there is no serious combat as all. one can see that clearly from the videos posted by both the s.d.f. and the coalition that look i still has about one thousand fighters in iraq are and
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the s.d.f. claims to have thirty five thousand to forty thousand soldiers and they confront a mere one thousand terrorists if s.d.f. and the coalition wanted to liberate graca they could accomplish it within ten days . according to the united nations there are at least twenty eight thousand civilians still trapped inside russia in all because alone the coalition carried out over a thousand airstrikes just in that area the u.n. adds the intensity of the strikes coupled with i souls use of civilians as human shields is deeply concerning iraq are based journalist again shed details of just how grave the conditions have become. and there aren't even basic necessities such as bread and water medicine no electricity no fuel the national hospital and the al salaam hospital were completely destroyed and there is
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not one left for civilians but there are two or three hospitals operating for i sold fighters the americans blew up bridges leading out of the city and in fact prevented civilians from leaving iraq although terrorists can easily exit the city even though the areas controlled by s.t.s. from the coalition so twenty five thousand civilians from besieged areas do not deserve safe passage. the f.b.i. is denied a freedom of information request to release files relating to hillary clinton's e-mails it claims there's a quote lack of public interest for such a disclosure to be made is artie's miguel francis santiago with details new york attorney tyco of injury has been waiting for more than a year for the f.b.i. to fulfill his freedom of information requests and reveal the files on hillary clinton's e-mails only to get this response you've not sufficiently demonstrated
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that the public's interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject. well whatever the f.b.i. thinks the public certainly made its interest in the e-mails a loud and clear these are the three questions that are coming out of that timeline that continue to drive the story i'm sorry when you use a private e-mail on a private server your privacy rights are out the window when you're the secretary of state of the united states of america you don't have privacy anymore she chose to do this on her and i personally would like to know in a way reminds me of the nixon tapes shouldn't go away on the substance and voters do care about their enough all that fuss was being made while clinton was still running for the presidency but perhaps now the emails won't be as damaging especially given that clinton insists there was nothing classified in the first let me say that i am confident that i never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received there was nothing marked classified
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on my e-mails either sender really only problem for her is that's not true it seems she never sent or received any classified information over her private e-mail was true our investigation found that there was classified information so it was not true just weeks before the of the ice said there is nothing in clinton's e-mails the public needs to know a federal judge ruled that the state department should do more to investigate its servers for clinton's messages related to the tragic been gazi attack which left several u.s. officials dead that decision was welcomed by judicial watch this major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the benghazi scandal and hillary clinton's involvement in it as we approach the attacks fifth anniversary yet still be a vi keep silent insisting there is insufficient proof of public interest to more conditions also mentioned by the agency earlier this year they said they are ready to release the records if mrs clinton agrees to do at least have the information or
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passes away we go francis and thiago r.t. . well the lawyer at the center of the story gave us his take he believes the f.b.i. is actually trying to uphold its own reputation rather than backing hillary clinton . when we want to first got the letter from the f.b.i. i laughed out loud the absurdity of trying to suggest that the that it was a matter of public interest i sent him back a letter with a copy of a washington post article and some google search terms to show just how many articles there were out there so it's it was funny at first but then i was a little angry about it within the last twelve hours that actually changed my view on the significance of this story i originally thought the f.b.i. was trying to protect mrs clinton i now think the f.b.i. is trying to protect itself and i think that's because they not only did it extremely poor job in the investigation but they sabotage the investigation so at this point if their records start coming out i mean already today we had the release of records showing that mr comey had already decided to exonerate her
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before she had finished the investigation so if that's the case then the f.b.i. does not want the records coming out because it will make them look even worse. muslims around the world are celebrating one of the most important dates in the islamic calendar it's known as the festival of sacrifice and here in moscow thousands of muslims have also got to pray as this report now with. it says that one of the whole list if not the holiest day of islam or the festival of sacrifice it is the culmination of one of the most sacred traditions of islam and that is the annual pilgrimage to mecca or hotch now it is celebrated only in russia by millions of people and here in moscow on this beautiful sunny day several streets have been completely shut off around this beautiful beautiful mosque behind me just to allow
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as many devoted muslims as possible to join in on the morning prayer which kicks off the official celebration of eight a lot how in fact people have been gathering here since four in the morning now this holaday also has seen its fair share of controversy i should say because it is called a festival of sacrifice for a reason the tradition goes that the most affluent muslims are supposed to make an animal sacrifice on this day normally they go with a round and does some still do and it makes some people very unhappy and they should they say that it should not be part of the celebration anymore but at the same time a lot of muslims they no longer follow this tradition they just go for a prayer and they then spend some time back home with their families and just greeting guests. joining us for your friday headlines here in our international
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a much more still to come including genetically modified food dried monsanto was trying to fire back at the world health organization we'll cover that story in just over. an els seems wrong. but i'll just tell all. world just to say pal it. just days after. the trail. when some find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest street in
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truth to stand losing business is just the right questions and the right answer. the. question. so i could have you with us today for your news it is a conflict that's already lasted sixteen years but now more u.s. troops will be heading to afghanistan pentagon chief james mattis has now signed an order to dispatch additional forces. for lows this is to enable the afghan forces to fight more effectively it is more revises it is more in the bill as far as the pools on wednesday the u.s.
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acknowledged that it currently has about eleven thousand military personnel in afghanistan that's about two and a half thousand more than previously stated and the pentagon insists there's been no increase in troop numbers for the moment just a change in the way it tallies the total now the move to bolster u.s. forces comes off the donald trump announced his brand new strategy for afghanistan of course that was just last week in fact provided no deadline for an end to the war in afghanistan also the number of additional troops to be sent to that country that's also being held as top secret in addition the president wants nato allies to throw more soldiers and throw more money into the fight as well. afghan strategy shakeup is raising fears of even more civilian casualties. eleven civilians were confirmed dead in an alleged nato strike now there's been no confirmation so far from the organization all the coalition but nato does say it's still investigating
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robert naiman of the just foreign policy think tank says the new strategy would likely lead to more civilian deaths. lyndon johnson said it ok i know that we care when but i am not going to be the first president to lose a war that kicking the can down the road keep it going don't you know don't pull out then make the next guy take responsibility for that apparently. over and over no more u.s. troops are in afghanistan no more afghan civilians will be kill you first of all because of the foreign military operation secondly the thing that makes us commander most. redcliffe in the u.s. in the use of u.s. firepower is protecting u.s. troops clear whatever rules of engagement in war well no u.s.
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commander was ever be punished for using any amount of firepower those two factors mean more u.s. troops equals surely more air. twenty past right now here in moscow the g.m. foods giant monsanto is calling for an investigation into an agency of the world health organization that's after the body of published a report claiming that some of the company's products like the weed killer glyphosate are linked to cancer or santos says the w.h.o. ignored two major studies that found no connection to that disease when an organization such is the international agency for research on cancer is given authority with that comes a responsibility to be objective transparent fur and share at least in this instance their process was corrupted apparently with individuals who have an agenda the company says it carries out its own extensive examinations or the critics have
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questioned the fact monsanto funded the very studies that claim the chemicals used well but nine in nature meanwhile of france will soon vote on an extension to its current ban on apply for say based on the potential dangers of poses the organic consumers associations are alexis beta mayor claims monsanto falsifies its research for profit and berries bad news. monsanto has two point eight billion dollars in sales of their top selling roundup weed killer at stake here so surely monsanto is very nervous about what the e.u. could do at this point monsanto is notorious for paying for scientists to conduct research for it for falsifying data for completely ghostwriting fired and then hiring fire to put their names on it so we know that monsanto pulls out all the stops when it comes to falsifying suppressing and unduly influence thing if i am on
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the subject. sweden is often held up as a beacon of media freedom worldwide however growing numbers of disturbing cases are coming out which appear to put that reputation in doubt a u.s. journalist researching the country's schools of so-called no go zones areas with serious public security concerns was ordered to leave by police and mainstream media even branded the journalist a threat to democracy in another case a nurse complaining about the deteriorating situation of the country's health care system was accused of being under a quote hidden power of influence we spoke to the editor of conservative news website situation malmo he says the country's media are at the heart of the establishment. still in sweden local media is very fortunate and the big newspapers are still very important for majority of the people it
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immediately. has a doctorate where two journalists are. pushing for a political agenda who maybe journalists are doing if you want it to finish her work to swedish media these they are establishment and media and it is very powerful we have public broadcasters servers if bt television it's part of the government system so people do not want to have conflict with do with the powerful media as a lot of people just go on living their lives and they don't get the. critic criticism reviews the government or aig is this stablish. meanwhile a top swedish newspaper expressen has been exposing private citizens who criticized the government on the internet they sought help people writing negative comments online to then challenge them face to face however despite the controversy and ethical concern of
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a publicly shaming private citizens for simply expressing their opinions the dailies editors what even on a road for their actions. they start with you're not you know to do or didn't ask me at first the road when did you know terry and marco something that he wrote and ask you know why did you do this and exposing the person who is a shock because this person is not a politician exposing this person or for real or to do tyrus with our nic. the horrible shock that swedish media. did be aviaries is a wrong reason. democratic behavior you don't get exposed people because you have a different opinion and that's the problem. the father of britain's foreign secretary has given an interview to wattis afshin rattansi stanley johnson tells afshan about his latest fictional work on
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international relations day cold compress about a moron who represents trump mogollon putin in his book and the role of the media the full interview is coming up here on atif and a sneak preview. but there is an important. important context of the power not only of world leaders in china and in russia and the united states but the power of the media because you have in this book of rupert murdoch at the rupert murdoch character is maybe taking over or. this is a very good point yes i mean in the end you have to say to yourself what is there a mr big i mean if the mr big is not the us president if mr big is not the russian president who is the real mr big in this modern world and maybe it is in the murdoch tight fit with global news international and right at the end of this book if you have got to the end you will see there's a scene in which i have a certain ambiguity as to whether my russian president will stand for reelection
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next year or not i leave it i leave it kind of in balance because he is also being offered by mr big you know a mega mega drop which is taking over global news international. drowning us your worldwide headlines continue in half and. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the famous merry go round be the one percent. we can
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all middle of the room sick. the two thousand and eight economic crisis turns some countries into pigs these are the countries with we can recall them is that needed austerity policies if you are in a situation of flow bloat even the recession austerity is a very bad idea it doesn't work it makes millions of people very unhappy those who are unemployed see their wages decline almost a decade how good are the results. by the people gathered in which the wider world get people to see what i've. been in full view she was i mean to for legal. challenge must. think it's the sound of it and
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not getting paid while the same mission is still in place who one of the consequences is to weaken bluebird. will first one of those loosely truthy consider is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision maker. this is what we discover inside the machines interrogate the donors the volunteers answer the medical questions at electronic terminals one single physical examination measuring blood pressure. this is mainly to avoid the donors fainting while donating blood which would slow down the entire chain. not
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a single chair in the room is empty an endless stream of donors with no time to recover after the donation twelve hours a day. seven days a week. in view of such summary checks everything is based on what people say paid donations entailed a certain risk they encourage donors to lie about their health. such compensation also attracts a high risk population that sometimes has secrets to hide. and from. the. question but the base you know enough to use computer no no no. if i was lying when i had tubes over two years old it looks like it's part of
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the bricks but it actually is what i miss in a blue famous make it look like you do in iran the song. you know i had the science on though we will go in the money that drove us. to just next verse last summer to big bang around here. and so you know me even if they was the test for drugs they don't show up they are. awful about three to five minutes a day you chasing the game. show you know you got away to the next couple days backed out in the past three months. i give up this blast so i can get their fix everybody i feel their body with this way i see the people selling drugs they are used to this they love because simple fact that means walk to farmers there even if you know even if. they clientele gas somewhere to go every time they make
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some money ok listen. you give me your car your the plasma car. i'll give you a bag. because i know you go is going to get loaded on their own. make sure that you go because i'm not going to take no type of losses i won't drop you off in there i'm drop you off there make sure you get into your pay work and then i'm a leak as i know i normally get my money for sure and when you don't you can come back again we do the same process again. and this is how the blood business attracts the drug business and all that goes with it trafficking exploitation and health risks for the donors. is octo farmer aware of all this we wanted to ask them if they noticed traces of drugs in their donors plasma. but it's still impossible to get access tensions rise
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the security services asked us to leave which we did. why was our presence bothering them so much. you know they don't like us to interview the north. and they you know walk because they've got a soft and a soft and they go all right ok i'll know what the hell's going all well for you guys to be professionally with your cameras to interview this place i mean what do you got. we're doing t.v. documentary about class and class not doing ours their complaint that they call it complain that if they felt like you were harassing the arrests in the dorms coming out management just advise that they want you guys you guys trespassing which means if you walk out of the parking lot they will have their security sign charges against you guys for trust that's fine but they thank you very much yes very much.
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back in switzerland there are many questions about compensation exploitation and concern about donors how does all this affect the drugs we use one. control do we have over imported plasma. first of all we want to see tomorrow to show her our images. around here the state. for drugs. and i don't approve create the best. of the out. clearly show. it. to seek out pay ok i mean this. up a good omen throw kosoff at the district to have the.
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yeah obvious to me also if i eat an oak tree national lake out of the lake up on lake at eight a you'll already be feeling to start that lake at this whole thing. you know. this to cut the slope at. the swiss medic experts reassured us that the plasma for swiss drugs didn't come from paid donors. was interviewed at all to. the shrine of all. but all that is still i'm sure that. all those those blogs small cold. opals. it's all to spend to see that it's old to be savages is it as unique i
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don't know i mean i mean both all the bits all the spin from the top to spend the good don't mean a hit you know that as it is. of the submission to submission to the. but all but the been committed it's bits of it. and your. industry terms the money paid to donors is compensation not payment for a play on words in germany for example donors may receive a small fee which is limited to three times a month but the fees offered in the usa are much higher enough to let the poorest survive. sick keep that beefed up and some don't the best match they. do and you know that's not the policy. that says irish this is and if i'm not so good and just british and us the truth and if. it is to spend it in the
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media about itself if you didn't need to us the house and. systems of. the plasma master file a several hundred page document in which the origin of the plasma is listed countless technical details but nothing about the reality visibly the swiss medic experts don't know more about it was if it is as you know assault clinic the dome. was it doesn't need this it said winds up with. this. or does it make sense for the legislator to ask so few questions the industry hides behind the trade secret keeping the authorities in the dark. and. the socialist congressman j.f.
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steer is an expert in the swiss health system he finds the pharmaceutical industry's lack of transparency an acceptable. peace to sell it. at tennis champ. reporting a. slice with the scoop that today will consume salt swine and that any really good receiver in the city for the strongest has to last opacity profits lack of monitoring to what extent is public health at risk through this system what threats does it pose to patients and donors. daniel t. so dean of the faculty of medicine of lowe's and university has long been head of the city's blood center although he was generally reassuring he pointed out the risks as. some sort of press maddon any thinking.
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me. a favor to get me to do your own new government to do. it better share. with that. if that. zero risk doesn't exist. as we are reminded by the scandal of contaminated blood that hit europe including the swiss red cross and france. don't get. me down enough don't get on. did. acknowledge you all three you don't want. to meet all of you lose. it all after the scandal sanitary checks were increased world wind. the plasma
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pools are now cleaned using methods that are said to be highly efficient. new sort of stuff it. i need you to use. the shortage froogle me get you to sit down does it go r. is he metallic just in lille he's head of the blood center for the north of france the largest transfusion center in france he's one of the people traumatized by the blood contamination scandal in a very different comes a day that division in its most severe here. i go yes you got it just as hold up agent it was on a mission again who got to fix your trees. or to you know keep in. mind. this it makes no
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sense to the people people are going to just. you know that's. the ministry. in the city. today the checks are considered effective at least as far as known risks are concerned but if there was a new virus slipping through we could spread more quickly due to globalization. to reduce these risks wouldn't the best way be for each country to produce its own plasma that would be preferable according to the world health organization self-sufficiency is definitely one of the aims that show promotes in terms of the goal that countries are trying to get to the goal is not self-sufficiency soley for self-sufficiency sake it's because systems that are self-sufficient tend to be
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safer and tend to provide better access but there are many parts of the world that are not self-sufficient and have to depend on outside sources for for blood donation and so for us it's an aim the. much of the world needs to work towards but we're not there yet. however much the w.h.o. may state the importance of self-sufficiency the world market isn't following the usa is exporting more plasma and soon europe won't be able to do without this cheap raw material. in many parts of the world they've made decisions two in particular in europe and several countries some scandinavian countries france are making decisions to. basically privatized or move into a private management of these types of of donation systems. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around
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corporate corporations run washington washington media the media the. voters elect the 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 . most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest race in truth to stand the news business you just need to ask the right questions and get the right answer . questions.
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i. needless but it was opposed to some of us because of. what i've been up to a lot so you know i just posted. last time we chased. each one of them
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carrying twenty kilos of drugs this is a first offense damn. sure that they just stepped right. into the very we i mean they all my little men they that they have this is the this is the me. me. i don't see a porno baby don't they don't make or. break right. now war. despite the chicks being in place the experts cannot rule out the possibility of a new virus this. sphere for health care is a main feature of the new was in france in july two thousand and fifteen farmer
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obtain the liberalisation of the market the swiss company was authorized to sell its plasma and the drugs derived from it to all french hospitals until van the french blood center had had the monopoly this intrusion is worrying michelle most and he the director of the powerful federation of volunteer donors. so we you know. are you going to show that she didn't you don't tell. us this interview only because it was your piece on. us it's only once on there now it says. oh yes it's that. see fool. she's also know the only reason i called don't. go to now. i don't need to put me off well on this was some poor soul you don't know if you
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don't. don't you knew you could. just not all of us my own only when you don't who are going to be so sick. that she said you need to come on david. or not he said tell her no it's all she sees i tell her no just wanted i bought a mr t. he couldn't remember ripped. open yet he did it up against the. media. don't cycle social media come on get a big smile or he ended up walking i think because maybe we need help but don't know if. this one on my own cheek he will. go to the press mouth. off he had not yet known. if you can cross i mean. it's completely.
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separate schools are far. up the sequels to three of our children who. didn't supes daws produce can feel good moment. that the. kids. notice him so mr obama played only to be efficiency of. that sort to get that son might. feel told me i need don't lose you do not really to look less mock you have . suppressed most of the. clothes you ended up being you know. market liberalization increased sanitary risks what does act a farmer have to say in response to these fears after many months of investigation and countless requests the company still refuses any interview. we went to their
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headquarters located in the time in the canton of spirits. to have a say. on the issue and my book. did a kind of a. yapping for the. notion. that. a . lot better if that was your mind if you're not just on our properties the only the best thing to do is if you could leave the building at the moment and then not as thomas sit we will consider your questions and come back with us with through the appropriate through the appropriate channels ok so you will answer my questions we will as you wish you just said that. if you will answer all questions. on the police's request our camera man left the premises.
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the head of communications asked us to ask our questions in writing promising us he passed them on to the shareholders. clearly nothing is decided without the approval of market share the founder and single owner of octave pharma. the company doors closed to us once more. we had a long list of questions not only with regard to the sanitary risks but also the company's methods. on the plasma markets up to pharma isn't the most important player but its sales have already reached one point five billion euros and are sorry its business practices have often roused the authorities suspicions. on the meaning of the city's resists without this getting here if he didn't like it if you don't i think you'd be. in.
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at the end of two thousand and fifteen the former portuguese prime minister was arrested for corruption. she allegedly received funds from iraq to pharma when he was a consultant in brazil with a swiss company was involved in a huge case known as the blood vampire scandal aka pharma is suspected of bribing ministry of health officials the case has still not been judged and the company continues its activities in brazil. such political connections are worrying the french donor federation. has first hand experience of the swiss company sensibility over this matter. not us you know we cooked all my tea at. the. new summit we need to do now. i mean eastwood esle to.
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development is ultimately. when we visited the headquarters not to form a promised answers to our questions few weeks later the head of communications informed us that none of them would be answered without explaining why. there was only one solution laughed travel to heidelberg both gone marbury's home. the logon. question. it's been for the nines on my list. hello hello.
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gong margaery was incommunicado she asked the police to let us know couldn't tack. doesn't come up with a dose. of. at least in them on that like i'm out of this yeah please he says in doubt just. so our questions will remain unanswered the origin of the plasma it's payment the risks linked to donor poverty drug detection and the likelihood of new epidemics. why doesn't dr pharma provide any answers to the questions of tomorrow and thousands of patients. that have not and if.
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i'm cleveland sidewalks these questions seem to reserve. selling their plasma will always be a lesser evil to those with no choice. for as long as people in europe and elsewhere need plasma the pharmaceutical industry will meet their demand. to see america everything is the be rationed out. without mining nothing will. you see when the market crashes everything says down no government checks. so what can we do not to battle my still be running that go get a couple dollars out of right wing tap is our real. best film what they want to know that. mark was relieved he could finally give his plasma and he received twenty dollars. you
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know if your blood pressure it was pretty good i wrote it down with less than you have. so you know it was one twenty nine over eighty two which is pretty good what are you going to do now do you want to go home and rest yeah i pretty much want to take it slow think about it to go home or regroup might take a quick power nap you know that. mark and tamara are connected by an invisible thread. the plasma industry means their distress is inseparable. to them a call there to look after. same would ensure that especially don't commit such matt. smith that makes. for me to shame. to see. if you know the most ill expressed. it down kitty does it have a new book anybody's. crude don't pick on next it.
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