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oh. spain's catalonia is poised to vote on independence from madrid to be authorities increasing pressure by moving in thousands of police to the region un human rights experts are voicing their concerns. twitter blocks over two hundred accounts on the grounds of possible russian involvement in last year's us presidential election r.t. has also been implicated as the hunt for alleged russian interference leaks the media to some rather unexpected places online. and the un
listed terrorist group is raising money allegedly for what the u.n. calls a humanitarian and human rights nightmare in myanmar. there is eight am here in the russian capital and you're watching r.t. international with me good to have you with us. with the spanish region of constant lonia poised to vote on independence from madrid un human rights experts and voicing their concerns over the spanish government's bid to block the referendum. showing both that approval and disapproval of the upcoming votes. i was i. was.
i was a. the spanish authorities are stepping up their efforts to prevent the referendum from taking place fourteen regional officials have already been arrested and extra police forces have been deployed to the region madrid has also ordered offices to shut down all polling stations as the central government sees them vote is illegal. you know if it. is what is being it's time to next sunday has been declared illegal by the constitutional court and the courts are asking that it doesn't take place this is the law in the sense that we're absolutely determined to make sure the law is respected if you recall. anyone describing the current situation of police presence would think that in catalonia they are hiding weapons of mass destruction a nuclear arsenal or the world's largest drug haul the description is quite rightly apocalyptic in which the whole state has put itself into motion two out of every
three are anti-riot police officers are now in catalonia to stop what that something which is as terribly criminal as a referendum over this is not only absurd but it isn't going to stop the referendum as a suitable pro independence activists have even printed out packs of ballots papers that a secret location and volunteers are handing them out to people who want to vote however ten million ballot papers were already seen by the all forestry it's all stringer went to one of the warehouses where papers were seized by police the national guard the police has been saying over this morning to this area here as you can see probably behind. me and they have been asked by the general tony of spain to stop anybody to fall going in or out with any material whatsoever this is obviously to prevent the material that is supposed to be useful the election to be
handed over to all their voting centers spread all across barcelona so let's try to talk to the local people to see what the people around here think about what's going on with the police and for the referendum this sunday navas our numbers are not i don't think the problem is the presence of the police they're just following orders. a little bit of. force that we have right here continuously trying to invalidate the by trying to confiscate the ballot boxes as if they work ok no parent should have because of them this is worse than drugs but i got it we would because when we indicate ourselves now peacefully the police want to stop us but will still vote because it's our right. we discussed the issue with several political experts who told us the spanish will dorothy's are discrediting themselves probably was not. the wisest of the moves and think the spanish government felt that they hadn't to do something and they had
been so adamant that not allowed to refer and that at this point they have to do something so it may have a political backlash and more people would be willing to support the independence of catalonia i really do feel that anything that looks like a clampdown from national government on a regional government on democratic expression of speech and expression of use is not the way forward for any european union member state websites informing catalans about the election have been shut down by the all thor's he's nevertheless wiki leaks created a mirror of a website that helps voters to find a polling station that's open we spoke to a member of consul and pirate party which is also participating in a looking the referendum related websites they are doing the right thing because it's not a matter of in the end it's a matter of democracy some other people rights over rights are being oppressed by
this hardinge government because they are prosecuted we got over against science they only hold information the referral. for. example. has seen signs for and frankly. but even russian hackers are involved in the catalan referendum that's according to an allopath also called they say that russian hackers help to keep the websites active however the spanish ambassador to russia is that that no russian trace was found and that's what i'm. member of the council on pirate party also says we don't know a lot in russia. or argentina helping a couple on you know to get. them but we don't. think it's our
money pollution from their spanish media i don't really know why i usually go back out. in the last election i think it's that time a she is good go to have you. fight you well while the search for russian election meddling continues in council lonia twitter has unveiled a report on how they battled against alleged russian interference in the us twenty sixteen election. and they report it confirms it's now closed over two hundred accounts relating to what they say was banned and even this channel was also featured in the report. the statement says twitter has revealed confidential information on artie's adverts outlay to the u.s. senate they claim over fouls and tweets quote definitely or potentially targeted the u.s. markets however after referring to russia several times at twitter to admit that
actually quote no accounts of russian origin trying to interfere in the voting process have been found we have not found accounts associated with this activity to have obvious russian origin but some of the accounts appear to have been automated artie's editor in chief said that it's strange that the channel came under fire for doing what all media organizations in the world do spend money on ad campaigns. it's very deliberate it's guilt by association you know there there there was a lot of fake news being spewed out right and left during the campaign using social media that's not what our t. was about obviously the point is guilt by association they've got they've picked out some things which clearly were you know pushing fake news on twitter i guess there's a concept among these people in congress and they're they're really trying to
appeal to it among americans too are fairly ignorant about international affairs and things in general to sort of go back to the old evils of union and think that everything in russia is monolithic. kind of mopin explains how the scale of the alleged russian interference is being blown out of proportion in the us and watching american t.v. lately you probably think you know everything there is to know about russian propaganda and where to find it supposedly the vast plot to deprive hillary clinton of her presidential crown includes election meddling wiki leaks and of course this network russia's hacked into a lot of things russia was behind the election meddling russian hackers the criminal clan well according to certain voices in us media and in congress this is just the tip of the iceberg because when it comes to russian trolls you should
always expect the unexpected. a region and middle earth where trolls live the dark side of social media breeding ground for trolls now the news aggregator reddit the fourth most popular website in the united states may be a vehicle for russian subversion according to u.s. senator mark webb and there's the conservative news website the drudge report it's also a tool of russian propaganda well that claim comes from media matters a center that's dedicated to quote correcting conservative dissin from ation drudge has. sites as a weapon traffic by applying for russian propaganda sites and even sports can't escape russia spell the media's covering trump spat with the n.f.l. players around the clock but somehow it's russia that spurning this debate over patriotism and football games hashtag ing out taken and all stash checking out what caught in a cell they were taking those shots of the argument this past weekend and pushing
them off of their troll farms as much as they could to try to just raise the noise level in america yes those russian trolls are pretty hard to find let's see if average new yorkers are just as good at spotting them as our lawmakers and the media which scandal was said to be the result of russian. troels by a u.s. senator was it a an f l players not standing up for the pledge or for the flag was it b. confederate monuments or c. the california independence moment california on its way actually it was the first one it was a. a you're right c because i don't know i really don't know actually a said that it's the n.f.l. scandal trump fighting in the n.f.l. is being sparked by russian trolls do you believe that kid. who is a russian agent is it alexander ovechkin matt drudge or tom cruise tom cruise no doubt that tom cruise strikes you as
a risky he has that now definitely tom cruise maybe i don't i don't even know dude to be honest he's an at drudge a drudge report you think he's a russian agent maybe that a is known to be very kerry close to russia but. since that's well known us a b. which is used as a tool for russian propaganda according to this same u.s. senator is it a fox news b. read it or c. snap chat. read it yeah you're right about that quoting to us and i would probably be snapped up actually it's read it in one of those i would say b. and that's what yeah the same guy said that read and write so let me ask you now do you buy this idea that russia is everywhere russian trolls are in fla non. do you buy that i think it's all over the internet so it has to be true unfortunately the the country prefers the quick explanations without any facts or substantiation
behind it. daniel mcadams believes that the whole story is falling apart due to a lack of evidence that russia was linked to the us election in any way. i think the whole story has already fallen apart for the most part first it was the russian government spend one hundred thousand dollars and facebook ads to support president trump all that completely fell apart so they started saying that this troll army somewhere in st petersburg spent money that's never been shown to anyone that's never been proven that's regulation we've never seen any of the ads some of them we told our pro hillary and we're anti hillary some approach from the more anti trump i don't even know what they're trying to say of the united states i think this is now in the grips of a kind of a massive area that we've certainly not seen since the height of the cold war maybe even going back to the salem witch trials where complete irrationality his taking over if it's a cloudy day it must be the russians involved it's absolutely hysterical.
a number of human rights organizations are furious after a court in france drop two rape charges against a twenty eight year old man who had sex with an eleven year old girl attorneys argued that the girl consented to intimate relations with the man artificial and deep in ski reports it's being anger and so in france after it emerged that a court ruled that an eleven year old girl consented to having sex with a twenty eight year old man the girl was from a paris park by the man and to his home she was told that he would show how to use instead he had sex with a child who was younger than the age of consent of almost every country in the world she started it was too late that she didn't have the right to protest that it wouldn't make any difference so she went into autopilot without emotion and without
reaction. well the age of consent is fifteen in france the more is gray when it comes to sexual offenses committed against a minor without violence constraint threat or surprise now these acts can be punished with a five year sentence and a fine of seventy five thousand euros but it's more important what the law doesn't specifically mention concerning rape charges. how could anyone even imagine someone who might be a parent himself that an eleven year old child could give consent for a sexual act with a man of twenty eight years the age difference is enormous they are almost incapable of sexual relations at this age so this is an act of rape how could an eleven year old child who has just left school who might be scared who might be too
afraid to speak how could she say no this is unimaginable. the charity is also concerned about the impact this case who've had told the child. we don't know and this is also one of our goals how she is and that's another problem to see how this child will be taken care of psychologically especially in light of the media coverage and how she will be protected loved ones are all for is now calling for them to be clarified so that a child under the age of fifteen cannot give consent it says that is the only way to completely protected child from sexual predators and bring from in line with the more that's already in place in almost every other country in the world so what do you can ski altie paris. the u.n.
secretary general describes the situation in myanmar as a night. story and more coming up after this short break. most people think just stand out in this is this 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 is just the dance the right questions and the right answers.
question. the modern international border centers on two basic principles the sanctity of sovereign borders and self-determination and this regard the kurdish question is particularly vexing even dangerous will some thirty million kurds ever. welcome back now humanitarian and human rights nightmare that's how the u.n. secretary general describes the only going situation in myanmar which is already resulted and mass displacement of their hinge ethnic minority hundreds of thousands of fled to bangladesh to escape what's been described as ethnic cleansing by human rights organizations the situation is spittles into the world's fastest developing
refugee emergency and they are many teddy and and human rights nightmare. i continue to call on the myanmar story it is to see immediate steps first when the military operations second to allow unfettered access for humanitarian support and serve to ensure the safe voluntarily dignified and sustainable return of the refugees to that it is of origin however it's not just human rights organizations that are now come painting for their agendas pakistan based group listed by the un as a terrorist organization is distributing leaflets asking for donations citizens of a pakistani town found these leaflets in their newspapers a spokesman for the groups that its members are feeding thousands or for hinges in refugee camps well let's take a closer look at the group that's collecting donations so it's our way it's one of the biggest islamic militant organizations in south asia and reportedly it was funded by osama bin ladin it's based accusations of conducting terror attacks and
was recognized as a terrorist organization by a number of countries including the us russia and the e.u. we discussed this with current iqbal co-author of the book pakistan terrorism ground zero. we have actually seen not only for life. which is the charity front office. but the religious ultra right in pakistan has been given new life times to the crisis. there is a possibility. use this crisis for purposes number one as i have said believe me when you believe this crisis is. legit to me see for dear existence number two me. for did activities inside and outside park assaad. a special australian helpline
set up people who are worried their friends or relatives may have become radicalized has turned out to be a flop and has received only five calls in over two months but despite mounting anger over the cost the new south wales government which is the line is still quite positive about it we only need one successful phone call and the helpline has paid for itself and the hotline's already cost over three million u.s. dollars for the three years it's planned to operate but since its launch in june as we mentioned only five calls have been received according to local officials and there has been less than a thousand hits on its website nevertheless the local counter-terrorism minister still insists that the community has welcomed the initiative and that it has positive feedback or we spoke to anti terror expert jennifer breeden who told us that all straightly and muslims don't believe the governments can be trusted.
national security council of australia their sort of intelligence community started this hotline to worse suspected terrorist activities in the wake of the world trade center attacks and attack on a certain police officer in australia and security forces from from radicals from extremists helpline only got all those because it's just a counseling service they won't even investigate these people they will quote counsel them to radicalize and nobody in australia especially the muslim communities trust the australian government that is predominately non muslim to be able to radicalize people when they have no knowledge of islam the way some of these people do these muslims that are trying to stop extremism. going court is holding a session today on the possible extradition of alexander a russian national who was detained this july on charges of fraud money laundering well here's what he could face take a look if he's extradited to the u.s.
he could spend up to fifty five years behind bars he also faces a twelve million dollars fine in america but it's not just the u.s. that once in russia is also pushing for his extradition as he's being investigated on forward allegations there as well his lawyer told is that going to a pale if the great court decides to extradite him to the u.s. . so but the if the court decides to extradite him we can appeal the decision and the appeal will be reviewed by the greek high court which is in athens and which is responsible for criminal cases this case is very new to greek jurisprudence and it is quite interesting for me as a lawyer and we also hope that the greek judiciary and judges will consider it a high priority and we will get the result we are expecting so far there has been no evident political underpinning but it is clear that the usa is very interested in our client being extradited. to alexander vinick was detained on the twenty
fifth of july in greece the united states suspects him of the wondering about four billion dollars using the bitcoin crypto currency he is also accused of illegal business operations and a series of cyber crimes we spoke to his wife. i will never get used to it for me this is and then the source of stress every time i thought here i can't fathom my husband is here just two months ago was it who playing with our kids i will hold out hope that the great courts won't take on this possibility if extraditing him this my main hope but not met toward i will fight to the bitter end just as a fight for him here i will fight for him in the mail go any other country and till the end because i think justice must be served and justice will be for my husband to be in russia yes now i have some health issues but i don't see any reason to talk about them because it's nothing compared to what my husband is going through
now yes it's hard but they have to deal with it was because i have two small kids and i have a husband who have plenty. well do you get in touch and say you'll thoughts on today's stories by following us on facebook and twitter and join me again in about thirty minutes with the headline. we cannot stop the technological revolution in any area whether with these stem cells you know the ability to grow certain organs on the skin of a human being for computer technology in a general way or any other technology because it's driven by human curiosity. capitalism requires capital which requires savings which requires
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a handwritten note she refused. to the. where the blue. good. it's. never really know for sure but this has been a active area. donald trump said that military options are on the table for dealing with kim jong un's nuclear ambitions and he's blaming predecessors fully leaving him what he called the mess with north korea it's all next on this edition of.
politicking on larry king on tuesday donald trump blame previous administrations for what he calls the mess he's been left to deal with regarding north korea's nuclear program so is that a fair assessment and how exactly did we get to this point anyway all this is mr trump also said he's not ruling out military options for ultimately dealing with kim jong un. for the latest in water all means i'm joined by david jolly foremost u.s. representative republican of florida he joins me from tampa and joel rubin who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs in the obama administration he is president of washington strategy group and he joins me from the nation's capital trump said three of these administrations are responsible for this mess joel is that fair. well certainly the world we live in now is shaped by
the predecessors but our current policy is not going anywhere good and for the president to look backwards when we have a clear and present threat now that doesn't do us and any any benefits we really need to have a different policy from the current one which is encouraging kim of north korea to accelerate his nuclear and missile programs and putting us in a position where we have very few diplomatic options and so the president by criticizing the predecessors really doesn't help expand the opportunity for us to find a solution that is not military david. jools exactly right listen litigating who might be responsible for this is a domestic political argument that does nothing to address the growing concern about kim jong un and larry we can't overlook when north korea's foreign minister outside the u.n. said he considered president trumps tweet.