i. look at the root of the problem. being directed. between a rock and a hard place washington apparently promising. supplies to its allies fighting in syria but the exact details of any move coming from the white house. to the moon and back full scale space simulation with. today's. world update from the studios of r.t.
international first for you this hour protesters in paris and rome blaming e.u. policies for the emergence of modern day slavery and human trafficking coming from libya. was that her. human trafficking was part of the discussion when the french president met with the leader of guinea on wednesday and despite the warm welcome they were. responsible for the humanitarian crisis. what has been revealed beyond everything we have to know about the situation in libya definitely foods into the category of trafficking of human beings it is a crime against humanity so france denunciation has been immediate it is indisputable you know to the european union cannot choose a developing country and ask that country to detain refugees when it doesn't even
have the means to do so the refugees are in terrible conditions so our european friends were not great ask libya to keep the migrants the european union is responsible for france blames the current u.n. bag libyan government for its poor handling of the human trafficking problem jacqueline berger looks at the current blame game and how it all started. some of the harshest condemnation thrown at libya over the appalling treatment of african migrants is coming from france it is called an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council and has gone as far as to threaten libya with sanctions libyan authorities have decided to open an investigation into the facts we wanted to go fast and if the libyan justice system cannot carry this procedure through then we should open international sanctions those threats are being leveled against the very government that the u.n. endorsed and helped form after the fall of gadhafi let's rewind back to two thousand and eleven. thank you. relief.
western leaders of libya was on course to democracy yet it turned out to be a rather gruesome process here's what came next this video purportedly shows libyan rebels torturing groups of black africans they've been locked in cages with their hands tied behind their backs and many of them appear to have the all libyan flag stuffed in their mouths these men were said to have been targeted by rebels after rumors emerged that gadhafi had hired black mercenaries the national transitional council seems to confuse black people with mercenaries or black people or mercenaries for them they're killing people ordinary workers mistreating them so huge section of the population was being singled out and mistreated or even killed and yet human rights groups noted at the time that the plight of those very migrants was being all but ignored unlike today you see. that they beat me with electric cable while my hands were cuffed behind my back and
my feet were bound together africa's suffered massively from the slavery of about fourteen fifty to fifty four hundred years between thirteen and eighteen million people or forcibly left the continent that was stolen from africa and now deceased slavery again inside africa. it's absolutely disgusting and abhorrent and i think the efforts by some of the european countries now to say they want to do something about it they have to recognize that they are part of the cause of the problem itself there certainly would not be the kind of slavery going on in libya today if gadhafi had not been assassinated and the country had not been thrown into chaos by regime change the human rights abuses during the world outrage today a stark resemblance to what was happening in libya six years ago when western leaders focus was hailing that off his demise and urging the country to pursue
a democracy. the u.s. president and his turkish counterpart of apparently agreed to cut weapons supplies to kurdish fighters who are battling iceland syria it was revealed by the turkish foreign minister following a phone conversation between the two leaders. mr clearly stated that he had given clear instructions not to provide you with this nonsense should have ended long ago. but the white house was less specific on the details of the conversation to confirm that the call took place but didn't mention the kurds instead saying donald trump informed president about upcoming adjustments to the military support being provided to our partners on the ground in syria however when those adjustments with whether the effect of washington support of the kurds isn't yet clear. and taken over us directly supplies them with various types of weapons and also supports their military operations with asteroids but it's been a major sticking point between america and turkey which considers some kodesh
forces to be terrorists rick sterling from the syria solidarity movement thinks washington is playing both sides the only thing consistent here between washington and ankara road is inconsistency washington of course has. played it dual role here so we're going to have to see how it what is a vote that would be trivial but kurds are just going to do. this over is going to be. on washington. and of course early on is is is basically it's he's showing i'm still so to be very adept at opportunistic opportunistically and seniors interest however our you know it's not just a by the way it's not it's not a war against. terror it's the or it is the kurdish communities and really a war against the whole progress of community within your. tech giants in the u.s.
are reportedly being asked to help out the country's immigration authorities who are said to be planning even tighter vetting of visa applicants social media accounts details of that emerged after a tech conference where government officials said they're searching for algorithms which could help them assess potential dangers his kind of bump in the information revolution and the google of social media have put the world at our fingertips but they've also created some very convenient tools for the government so is the i.t. sector still what the users want us immigration and customs enforcement has asked tech companies microsoft included to help them screen the social media of people holding or applying for american visas in order to make that happen the government is asking them to develop special algorithms we have millions and millions and millions of people coming every year and subsequently departing so we have. to be smart about it and i'm sure there are tools out there that can help for microsoft this won't be the first experience they've had working with u.s. authorities last month microsoft released a program called as your government
a cloud service of classified information customers with secret requirements can expect to gain access to technologies that scale including services such as cognitive capabilities artificial intelligence and predictive analytics amazon will also be helping to stock the government's tool box last week they released a cloud computing region they will be helping the cia and other intelligence agencies they double you and secret region is a key component of the intel communities multi fabric cloud strategy and u.s. senator mitch mcconnell has blatantly stated that the sector should be working to serve us foreign policy goals and of course he mentioned the russians what we ought to do with regard to the russians is retaliate seriously retaliate against the russians and the. tech firms could be helpful and having us give us a way to do that the tech sector is private it's supposed to only serve its users
and its shareholders but recently more and more it's starting to look like silicon valley is a wing of the u.s. government kaleb mopp and artsy new york u.s. journalist erik bros is warning that people should be careful with their private information online when it comes to using the services of tech giants it's worth noting and understanding that when you search and use google when you use social media tools like facebook and these other softwares and these other types of apps that they often are very forthcoming with your information they're willing to give your information over to the u.s. government without much of a fight some of them do put up a fight occasionally but for the most part they work with them very regularly and that's something you should take into consideration and perhaps pursue alternatives google is not the only search engine that exists there's better alternatives there's better alternatives. facebook there are better alternatives to all these different companies and at some point the people should say if you want to support the u.s. government's surveillance and the u.s.
government's push towards a police state that i'm not going to buy your product anymore i'm not going to use your product anymore it really will and could be problematic especially with the social media monitoring of immigrants and really the social media monitoring of all americans and in foreigners and people abroad it has implications beyond you know just whether or not the u.s. in these private industries are working together they're definitely working together whether it's for profit over something more nefarious we don't know at this point but i would say this is something more people should be paying attention to there's always been private industry working for governments that's kind of a standard practice but i do think that what we're seeing is this relationship between big business corporate america and the u.s. government it's getting further and further and meshed in till they're becoming just one single entity. u.s. regulators say their plans to revoke so-called net neutrality rules have widespread public back and it's a move that could lead to a two speed internet where some side paid to get that traffic prioritized over
others but it seems not all the public feedback was genuine. seeing this is pretty annoying and if net neutrality is rolled back in the us people we seeing a lot more of it here's how it works at the moment internet providers have to treat all online traffic equally that means that they can't block or slow anything down but authours he's well not to end they think the private sector will invest trillions of dollars into web services if their plan goes ahead they even asked the country what it thought of the move people to submit comments and twenty two million replied the majority in favor of repealing net neutrality problem is some users started to complain that they didn't write the comments then approved by the new york attorney general revealed some feedback to the f.c.c. plan was actually fake hundreds of thousands of americans were likely impersonated to drown out the views of real people and businesses this was a can to identity theft on a massive scale. but the scale might be even bigger than that one data scientist
claims he's found at least one point three million fake pro repeal comments. meanwhile the national tracking poll shows that the majority of americans actually support net neutrality as to who is definitely against it the telecom corporations who stands and huge profits by charging more for faster connections and by the way the current head of the f.c.c. used to work for the biggest telecom operators in the u.s. as for who might be behind the feedback pushing for net neutrality to be scrapped a few media have been quick to pointed russian hackers. the notion that russia may have rigged yet another debate over a topic does that begin to sound a little repetitive to you as often happens over here now in united states is when one gets close to the heart of the issue think issues emerge and this fake issue of bytes possibly connected to the russian federation i think is
a fake issue as you rightly point out is very difficult to actually pinpoint where these parts may have arisen after all they are indeed called bots and it's certainly possible that people over here could you know attribute could created by falsely attribute it planted in a way to make it seem as if it's russians well we've been on to the federal communications commission to comment on the new york attorney general's investigation concerning fake net neutrality comments and alleged foreign meddling soon as we hear anything back we'll let you know what the response is. next police in pakistan have used force to remove a group of islamist activists who've been blocking key routes into the capital for nearly three weeks twenty seven people were injured and dozens detained word of warning the following video does contain distressing images.
thousands of police officers took part in the operation to disperse supporters of the hardline islamist political party there against a legal move the will allow non muslim candidates to run for re-election next year protesters are also demanding the current law minister steps down after he removed a reference to the prophet mohammed as an abuse and. still to come an update on the horrific massacre at that mosque in egypt during friday prayers and we've got details of her unique experiment in russia to get citizen astronauts to the moon. would not be surprised if a deal is made selling fannie mae and freddie mac. people's bank of china so that it's actually china becomes america's biggest landlord and keeping prices down and. global harmony and
this is i think what we're can expect in the next few years because the u.s. is the world's biggest debtor china is the world's biggest creditor so you put those two together you have the biggest creditor taking the u.s. . government guarantee you may freddie mac. all the people who are owing money on those games say they've got chinese landlords . was it to buy. my own six. egypt is hunting for the militants behind what they describe as the deadliest ever terror attack in the country at least two hundred thirty five people were killed on friday at a mosque in the northern region of sinai more than one hundred others were injured
. so far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack which happened during friday prayers the perpetrators arrived in for off road vehicles and set off two bombs before opening fire as people tried to flee cairo based journalist jacob. tells us what could be behind this latest tragedy in egypt. security services are not saying a lot about the details of this attack but we already know what the attack means to the egyptian people this is an attack on the state supported mosque in the north sinai this is an attack on the kind of islam that's promulgated by the egyptian administration one that denounces and renounces terrorism and we see that the jihad is now have decided to go not only against up against the government and up against christians but against muslim worth worship person who are choosing the path of moderate islam that is the mainstream form of that religion here in egypt and
officially we do know who operates terror organizations in the sinai and there are groups that are affiliated with isis there are groups affiliated with al qaeda and the egyptians of course are very angry and so this is becoming a religious war inside of islam that has implications way beyond egypt itself but but to the wider sunni middle east. next an experiment simulating a seventeen day mission to the moon has just finished in russia six participants spend time isolated and confined in a mock space craft during the operation for the project called sirius and it's been supported and also paul funded by nasa.
you. know what the first stage of these experiments complete they'll now be extended in the coming years and twenty eighteen the project will see participants spend about four months in a simulated space and bottom and then in twenty nineteen the isolation will last for eight months the final stage is planned to start in twenty twenty and that will last for about a year and that could pave the way for anyone to travel into space in the not too distant future. soon normal citizens will be able to spend time in space it's going
to be something that not just astronauts and not just highly trained personnel can go to so it's a very important that we take normal citizens or normals scientists that don't have an astronaut background we see how they're going to work on these environments there are a lot of qualities that people generally have that could be used very efficiently in space exploration so i think that it's a good thing to have these sorts of programs of space collaboration and exploration that do not require people to go through this kind of formal you know nasa or russian astronaut and cosmonaut training and go coffman from nasa as human research program in russia told us that cooperation between the united states and russia brings a wealth of experience to both sides. so nasa has a longstanding collaboration in the research arena by medical
research where take bracingly levering to each other's spell it is. only it only makes sense to increase or efficiency in joining our forces and going further together. finally for now if you think navy seal sound fearsome how about the soviet battle moves they've certainly been getting the media in finland fired up although a little basic journalistic fact checking might have saved them from all the worry .
but the initial april fools article was published in the russian magazine popular mechanics here's the man behind it by graphic of the photos used in this article a partially real photo of the moose was taken by a friend of mine it's a moose farm one of the red army soldiers is me i'm standing with my back towards the camera on the right having taken this photo we later combined it with a photo of the moose. i mean z.m. has been opened in fill in this year which is dedicated to the winter war and there is a hole there featuring the combat moose i was really taken aback because there is
a line at the end of our article saying this is a joke and the story was disseminated on the internet with no mention of this this is not even about fake news this is just an april fools day joke. they are some myth busting to round off this program that's it from a this saturday thanks for watching andrew farmer's got your next weekend news update in about thirty five minutes or so.
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hello america guys or this is the cause the report we're going to be talking about very exciting topics this morning in the afternoon the saving depending on when you watch so you max i hope everybody's thanksgiving was really good and you had lots of turkey and lots of gobble gobble gobble gobble and also it's a family and your it will be another year before you have to talk to your family or i won't you know i remember a thanksgiving show you said your favor thanksgiving meal was a leftover turkey cranberry gravy sandwich i made a song for you there in the refrigerator from a. well of course this is the weekend of the year in which many americans will begin shopping shopping shopping buying all their consumer goods for christmas presents and whatnot and all the special deals of course most of those are made and asia products are made in asia so i want to turn back to the week before thanksgiving when trump went on
a five country tour of asia it was actually the most comprehensive tour by a u.s. president in twenty five years so he went there and here are some of the headlines looking back on last week because we also have a guest from china in the second half and we're going to look at deeper into what has happened but there's been a major major major shift. in the focus on this relationship trump in asia or rebalance toward trade yes so what has changed it is worth noting that the trumpet ministrations engagement with asia at the presidential and cabinet levels has matched that of its immediate predecessor the obama administration and provides continuity to america's long rebalance or pivot to the region what has changed are the priorities of engagement elevating kirshner all issues to the same or higher priority and security issues with allies
and partners if there is a trumpet ministration legacy on the asia pacific it might well be a rebalance to the commercial in the u.s. asia relations well that's always been you know foster good trade and more secure environment for various trading partners by focusing on security first you actually increase the chance of more violence between these countries so that makes a lot of sense plus you've got china russia your asia and europe coming together that's a huge trading block and this is where the future is for all global commerce and they're working together to get the one belt one road initiative going to stretch transportation all across your asia russia china and so they love him over there they love trump they realize he's a business person they love business they don't get involved and some of the side shows well yes that's interesting because many of the democrats and those who prefer the obama administration like instead like less project our military let's
take control of the south china sea that's build more military bases let's show these people that we keep. so here i think i think maybe china's one belt one road or one road on belt policy has actually up the game and that the way to china has operated across africa is like. their advance and so rapidly not only because of past trade deals from the united states sending all our manufacturing over there and getting nothing in return is that they can basically take all the resources and of africa by not taking them but by doom trade deals and commerce and setting up operations there rather than building military bases whether in need share or anywhere else in africa and here he's now focusing on trade and he's actually speaking publicly being tough about this what he said is that.