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it's the john oliver of hearty americans do the same we are apparently better than food let's see some people you've never heard of love back to the night my president of the world bank so kate was really. seriously send us an e-mail. washington is announce the united states is withdrawing from you know among its reasons the organizations alleged bias against israel. new york times editor and his alleged acquaintance in court revealing the way mainstream and social media manipulate the news. very rare cases. try to make up for the fact that something isn't in the trunk but in there's. something with intervention make sure that. you. encourage that basically.
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i. flash is a rip in barcelona is anti independence activists who spends national holiday to express their opposition to a break with madrid with some of them burning independents flanks. giving thanks for joining us this hour here on our international. first this hour the u.s. state department has announced that the country is withdrawing from unesco that's the un's educational scientific and cultural organization the main reasons for the withdrawal cited by the state department concerns of unesco's mounting the rear is the need for fundamental reform in the organization and its alleged anti israel bias disappear a calm has more. the state department has just released
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a statement announcing that the u.s. is officially withdrawing from unesco the un's cultural body which the u.s. helped found back in one thousand nine hundred five over the agency's a legit anti israel bias washington said that the move will take effect on december thirty first according to the statement however washington will remain in the organization as a quote nonmember observer state in order to contribute u.s. news perspectives and expertise the current director general of the us go irina bokova said that she expressed quote profound regret over the blue we deeply regret that today i received a letter from the secretary of state the decision case being taken and it's just according to the constitution and the rules that they will formally leave you know to put two thousand pay team but two doesn't mean that we will stop partnering. i will appeal once again for the partnerships on this i think very important to make this we chart a common value which we share with united states washington now owes over five
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hundred fifty million dollars in back payments it's worth mentioning however that president trump has criticised funding to un institutions as a disproportionate contribution the us funds about a quarter of the u.s. regular budget and over a third of all u.n. peacekeeping efforts now for some more background on the situation the us stopped funding unesco after the agency voted to include the palestinian authority as a member state in two thousand and eleven in a broader context it's unclear if this is merely a symbolic move but it's also quite difficult to predict what the organization will become without u.s. presence but this is hardly an unexpected move as director general of unesco stated that the organization is becoming more and more politicized and it's just emerged that these really prime minister benjamin netanyahu was also wounded that preparations been made to pull his country out of you know skip you called united states move a brave decision because you know scare has become quote fear to all of the you also voiced concern that instead of preserving history the organization distorts it
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earlier we spoke to newspaper journalist gideon levy he says that these really decision to withdraw after the u.s. is no surprise. so it has no other choice i mean it would have been quite ridiculous the states would quit and israel would remain but by the end of the day there is no while tentative for international institutions there's no well thirty four international corporation above about anything and just to break those organisations result by the way suggesting any alternative to break those organisations is all the problems that they face the un is not perfect it's not perfect but you can't have any i turn it into having those institutions vital really vital donald trump is doing now is the. assistance of
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israel is really very very regrettable and will damage the international community. and online investigation website has exposed potential collusion between the new york times and you tube video was leaked by project veritas which is gained itself a name for uncovering uncomfortable truths behind the media in their faces. trying to make a bridge back something isn't any different. the man caught on hidden camera is believed to be ernest purty good into his linked in profile he's you tube's brand and diversity curation lead in that video he then elaborated on how you tube sometimes intervenes to change trending videos during their pieces. trying to make up with something isn't in the trend scary. but in this case this. is something that intervention make sure that we. encourage that the
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sickly petty's friend as he's described in another part of the clip by project veritas was also caught on camera saying that he benefits from their relationship people shots to something and someone that you do just like your tissues out about it we don't know it's just close friend security. nicholas dudek is an audience strategy editor for the new york times he claims he's previously worked for the election campaigns of both hillary clinton and barack obama he calls himself a gate keeper for the top u.s. newspaper deciding what gets coverage and what doesn't. i. can see what those are that's that's really something that piece i beg of you actually just did you with me i. was i. was. requested
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a comment on the revelations from you tube but so far i've had no response while the new york times has already reacted in the statement the newspaper admitted that dudek had apparently violated their own ethics code but it also claimed he exaggerated the influence he has at the outlet for school commentator a new york observer columnist andrew walker thinks it's very dangerous when media giants pretend to be neutral when they're actually meddling with content. this is what you tube wants you to watch if there was a section of the website then fair enough but of course what if you are going to pretend that they said neutral platform you cannot intervene you know if you are somebody who intervenes if you admit that you have a bias then fair enough but what has been the case for you two for a very very long time is for them to deny that they're interfering deny that they have a news agenda deny that they're supporting hillary clinton and barack obama whilst at the same time doing exactly that which is grossly dishonest to go because the level of market dominance of youtube i think is going to be very difficult to shift
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the of people are probably going to not take no notice of this the elements of monopoly if there was ten fifteen different huge websites that all should videos and we're all popular then you tube could do whatever they want but that's not the position we're in and that's why this is potentially very dangerous although not a surprise we've known that we got through it for years but what the great things were finally proved it in while the new york times at the center of another story it had previously claimed antivirus software produced by the russian based company kaspersky have been used by moscow to spy on the u.s. but an investigation by germany's cyber security agency says that there is no evidence. plans to warn against the use of. evidence of misconduct by the company this is in itself it seems that the story behind has more questions than answers it all started with the new york times reporting that the so-called russian hackers that the parent of the paper believes have connections
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with the russian government had been using kaspersky a lot of software to get classified information from the foreign intelligence and security agencies and kloden americas and as a national security agency the paper claims this information is coming from a zeros officials who shared it with n.s.a. the n.s.a. the south refused to give any comment say this would violate policy leaving all these quite clear well german is cyber security agency has been quick to claim that no evidence had been found to back these media reports i would say reports because shortly after the new york times article was published a lot of media picked up the story with quite catchy headlines like russia turned kaspersky lab software into a tool for spying because personal ads has called these allegations groundless. has never held will help any government in the world would sign the espionage yes it's
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private held russia based kaspersky lab has been repeatedly accused of being involved in certain spike in the last two years eight has been always denying all accusations and all allegations but we still hear and bought them just recently washington has fun as far as going as far as banning all federal departments and agencies from using kaspersky services and now we have germany on the side of kaspersky say no evidence had been found to prove any involvement by the company any spying activity but given the recent developments in the recent dynamic we can say that this is far from over and we can hear more allegations in the future. the new wave of pressure on the company began earlier this month when the wall street journal reporter alleged that kaspersky software was used by russian hackers to breach the personal computer of an n.s.a.
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contractor who taking classified work home within the claims being questioned by some security expert jeffrey guy who thinks the software simply detected an n.s.a. acking tool used across the world is a reminder of how the allegations against kaspersky mounted.
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this n.s.a. contractor brought home some crossfire material which was ron to begin with but his home computer was protected by kaspersky labs antivirus program which picked up the malware. that he had on that computer malware developed during his work at n.s.a. and because kaspersky lab network had been breached by the israeli intelligence service. israel was able to detect what kaspersky viet found and then notified the n.s.a. the part of the new york times story that was completely without foundation that that the kaspersky lab product was used for spying and that is not correct there is
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no evidence to support that the only thing that happened was exactly what the what is supposed to happen a antivirus product. so the match a protective device well we're already put out a signature created for it so. that's all that there was there was no nothing improper it just did what it was supposed to do. thousands of people are protesting because. spain's national day is the impasse of the region's future intensifies and can spill over into clashes in the central part of the. i thank you i thank you. thank
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you spain's prime minister set a monday deadline for the council on president to decide whether or not the region has adopted a declaration of independence and this to chicken reports from boston learn. the iconic sensual must plan barcelona plus a council lumia right now and it's a scene was feeling this close where fans are joining streets that are out here thousands of people if you can see covered boxing from the under rocks and the ones this is where they're still going simulink said publicly carrying the spanish by carrying all flags was not used to gather this is not a phrase you would see from the south where all of these people are coming out to speak in support of the things that's lovely within spain as this major crisis continues to grab the country and the region this is what people here have been falling out we've lived here for fifteen years we've got married had children and
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grandchildren we want to spend in catalonia together that's all we want you to know that we have to fly. for me to get out of. you know this the better part of the year should stay with spain for sure but i think that the government should take these then for the people to get to know what we actually wonder when i don't have people one president of the year to me has violated the law thank you should assume because it was. right. and i that that's a lot of that actually in fact that led him to. come out and see. that. because i. was meeting with the train was prime minister mariano rajoy has made it quite clear
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that the deadline he's giving to the leadership is this monday it's one hour whether they're four hours because so far they're saying the only thing they see is these let's take a listen in at council on president has to confirm whether any of the authorities proclaimed independence of got along here or whether his speech out on tenth of october included a declaration of independence it's a simple question you should give the answer is positive or there is no answer at all we will demand mr president to revoke the independence the operation so obviously developments are happening quite rapidly here and that's the key. thing was. actually but like that so many people thought that that's quite like. losing interest and. despite this crisis that there. was so many people voted on the first round and this is an issue
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that. reaches to. the pro unity protests this can be seen embracing local council police the scenes of surprise this many regional offices came out against unity with spain during the referendum some cattle on police trying to prevent the civil god from using excessive force against voters. oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh yes. the same time some of barcelona's hard right groups express their opposition to independents more aggressively they burned independence movement flags and marched through the city with flags. i was. human rights watch as described the use of force by police during the independence referendum on october first as excessive the organization said that the fact officers were carrying out court orders didn't give them the right to use violence against peaceful protesters. people were assembled peacefully expressing their
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views and some of them got beaten up as a result i spoke to a seventy year old woman who was lifted forcibly off the chair on which she was sitting to prevent police from passing bundled over landed on the ground and had another thirty year old man sort of like thrown on top of her and she broke her wrist as a result so i mean these are cases where the type of force in the specific context used by the police was disproportionate and excessive. human rights watch has called for an independent investigation into the referendum crackdown the group spoke with numerous counselors who were affected by the events of october first and concluded the impact of the violence goes far beyond physical injuries is what it told us about the students of a school used as a polling station we were attacked by police. one of the knock on effect and it's not something that's reflected in in our report is something that some members of a parent's association told us they said that their children were afraid to return
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to their school after having witnessed such violence in school. and that's that's really a sad reality no if if the if the use of force by police had disproportionate as a knock on the fact for day to day life that may well be something that the spanish state needs to assess and reassess and for. two rival palestinian groups fatah and hamas have signed the reconciliation deal is intended to end the decade long standoff there was announced in cairo is egypt has been brokering negotiations use of the reconciliation it's been met with joy in palestine the people dancing in the streets and waving flags. flying. of.
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the conflict between the two groups began in two thousand and six when fattah lost legislative council elections to hamas a year later hamas seized power in gaza by force fighter was left to govern the west bank since then the groups have tried to reach a reconciliation several times but all of those attempts have stalled up until now under this deal the government would take control of gaza it will also take over crossing points between gaza and israel as well as the rough are crossing between gaza and egypt if the rafah crossing is open that could potentially mean an end to the blockade of gaza has been living under since the mass seized power let's bring in a guest now a political analyst dr assad. joins me live on the line dr assad do you think that this reconciliation agreement can hold where so many before it had failed.
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no different this is going to hold and to stick because simply because the order of the day in palestine today is happiness optimism and relief and i think both parties mass and even across senior people and all other factions and organizations are happy about willing aren't willing to achieve reconciliation because you know that very strength is in their consideration and their national unity and then now we are fed up of this is split simply because the so-called because presupposes. has proved to be a fiasco and as i didn't give anything. anything to the policy in and their people and even is that i wouldn't recognize the two three state solution which is accepted by the international community and parasite is suffering from specially gaza the gaza strip is suffering from. bad circumstances from titan sea and
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this is why both parties when to go. in order to reach this agreement i think the egyptians who brokered this considerations also are quite determined to see. palestinian reconciliation working and then variety direction and to end once and for all display and to bury this period which was. full to the palestinians over and over what about the blockade imposed on gaza by israel in egypt that was after hamas took power to be lifted. i don't think that. was imposed by the egyptians the egyptians didn't impose it is imposed by the israelis and i think education is. accorded this agreement then that
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crossing point will be reopened and this simply because the. bridges the guard will take responsibility of the crossing point of a christian point and i think things will improve but we do not expect israel to leave a terrorist siege as will probably will put more obstacles simply because israel is weary about this agreement and then when israeli officials say that they are going to examine their development in the field and then they will act accordingly so i don't think israel. is happy about. this agreement about their consideration is that i want to see the procedure people all the time divided suffering from problem boys in their own see their boys in a siege on them and i think israel will try to be too anxious about eid this reconsideration and just very briefly dr what will the influence be of this
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agreement on peace talks with israel. i think this is going to be a policy of people who will be stronger out of simply because they will be a part of the international unity and. palestinian government to represent all the policy that all over the world thirteen million all over the world that then this is going to reinforce the position of the proceed in negotiations and face of us are. many thanks for joining us here on r.t. the national debts of assad i will share their political analyst is my guest. let's move on to syria now and as the battle against iceland there is a province continues auntie's been traveling with the syrian army to get firsthand experience from the front line. isis is making it. is one of the jihad just briefly showing himself while spraying away on full otoh.
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the syrian army is now advancing on eisel positions located to the northwest following the liberation of. that village widescale damage after years of islamic state control aunties and i guess they have witnessed the legacy of the terrorists liberating this village was just part of the job holding it is another. night the syrian army and the isis skirmish at its edges in the meantime fresh forces in preparation for the next push against the jihad still there's more to it had taken less than two days ago after an isis occupation that lasted years and left its mark everywhere these small village even hopes the nicest prison and police department.
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i says don't doubt their own brand of justice offenses like owning a sim card being a syrian government worker or an infidel carries the death penalty. for. many of these id cards and no longer live islamic state had almost everything it's own government ministries police courts even had their own currency and stamp these coins quickly going out of circulation and becoming collector's items many people are eager to get their hands on these. currency is a form of can. troll with that ice is restricted trade to within that calif that taxes had to be paid to and if he couldn't pay the money and paid in goods for.
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sure. there are. soldiers was still sweeping hatta looking for isis hideaways and bombs well most had been cleared when we got that but not all there weren't that many booby traps and those they left seemed crude h.t. made uncharacteristic of isis suggesting that perhaps isis did not expect to lose had so quickly more had guys do you have seen from dead as on syria. ok all right up to date join me for the very latest news headlines i'll see you at the top of the hour.
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underwater. total or. not he didn't. oh you ought to go to the post piece is the move for you. a.
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clone of welcome to worlds apart for decades if not centuries russia's fascination of it geopolitics and global leadership came at the expense of its own internal development the soviet union since put the good to space before many of its citizens had running water and as last put in the fasts into regaining some of its lost international influence many of them still don't know what will it take for russia to fully turn its an interest in a war it well to discuss that i'm now joined by russia's economic development minister. and i said it's great to talk to your thank you very much for a time. now russia i think is it paradoxical country in the sounds of always being caught between playing big on the global stage and merrily getting buy a home and i think that puts your ministry in the very precarious position because development has never been our first priority will it ever be.

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