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more than one hundred. and. even. mixed messages from the united states on the participation of the upcoming winter olympics. on the program. the streets of new york. which. states. the seventeen countries.
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that's according to a human rights legal watchdog. starting eight o'clock on friday morning here in the russian capital international in a very warm welcome to. more than one hundred palestinians have been injured after protests across the west bank. and violent tear gas rubber bullets and even live ammunition was used by israeli police as they clashed with demonstrators the tensions spiked after u.s. president decision to recognize the capital of israel as jerusalem which was also claimed by the palestinians. i don't know i've. already. heard.
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that. israeli defense force tanks and aircraft carried out two strikes strikes on two hamas positions in gaza the israeli army said it was in retaliation for
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a rocket attack that is despite the fact that a group not linked to hamas did take responsibility for the attack however trump's decision has been met with some anger. hundreds of protesters took to the streets of chicago to condemn the decision of the state department was also grilled on the issue. as a veteran diplomat and resent it any a do you personally agree with president susan we all and i speak of my boss the secretary and the other person is the u.s. government we are all part of this team this is a decision which we will work our best to execute in advance do you believe. this decision in any way impairs pursuit of peace of the united states. we've made clear the president is made clear that he hopes it hopes advance this process helps move it forward
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a much closer question is do you think it in any way piers if the pursuit of peace and i know what you hope i want to know if you think it has impaired your efforts i can't make that judgment at this point not even given the negative reaction was that you see in arab capitals among some of your allies in the in the post and it's you know again we will judge what actually happens with those parties as we deal with this process as we carry on discussions with them again we're not going to be driven by a state it's into the system with the idea that you would also be negotiating at the table in less you can acknowledge what we're all trying to get you to say which you think you are absolutely are now think that you have but but the idea that it may be that is that that jerusalem is the capital but perhaps in final status negotiations that it might be not the divine the united capital i will only address one more point on this what were the words of the president he sed it was a very simple statement recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel
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there are words you might want to put in there he didn't there were jim i want to take out he did in time an international pushback against america's unilateral recognition of jerusalem is gathering steam by many world leaders have condemned decision of the u.n. security council to hold a special meeting on the issue today now one of the initiatives of the meeting was bolivia and we spoke to the countries and void to the u.n. . the u.s. decision to acknowledge jerusalem as the capital of israel is a threat to international order and safety the global protest against trump's decision group's palestinian leader mahmoud abbas said damage the u.s. image as a mediator in the peace process we hope that the situation will be resolved peacefully and that the international community will exercise its influence to help our stine become an independent state. that's. called for
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a day of rage on friday. proposing trump will pay dearly for this decision now meanwhile the u.s. boosting security in the region and even issuing travel alerts for americans. so the immediate reaction after trying to declare jerusalem is the recognized capital of israel was concerned about how it would affect the arab world a number of world powers have expressed their grave concern but now with a group in iraq they have come out with this direct threat against the u.s. because of trams decision and if that threat comes to fruition there is really serious consequences that trumps stupid decision will be the big spark for removing israel from the body of the islamic nation and a legitimate reason to target american forces so what do we know then about this militia group well the name of the group is hezbollah. it's a prominent militia group shia militia group and it's made up of around ten
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thousand iraqis and they're also part of the around backed popular mobilization forces and it is considered to be one of the most important militia groups there and if this threat is real is it appears to be how many people will be a target well we can't forget how many people have been sent on a large scale operation according to the u.s. defense department and these are the latest figures apparently there's around five thousand two hundred troops there in the country. an awful lot of troops to be affected if these threats become a reality that situation in iraq there but it's potentially not only value soldiers there could be a risk to no not at all there are worries again about the fact that trump has come out and said that the embassy the u.s. embassy will be moved to jerusalem what are the consequences of that never mind moving it would become an absolute target for various terrorist groups we've seen in the past in benghazi if you remember then in libya that there were two
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coordinated attacks that were carried out by militant groups there so we've already seen u.s. embassies consulates government buildings attacked around in conflict areas and what does that mean for the u.s. staff who are thinking about or who will be forced to move to jerusalem as a lot happens they're going to be really worried. what we have seen today is that on an iranian backed militia called the haka it was below a nigga. that you us and its peers in iraq that they will be a target for this militia as a result of this us i declare mission and it will probably increase tension between the iraqi people and american personnel as in iraq not not just on me in baghdad but also in other. capitals now without a word that this group is going to carry out attacks against american interests in
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iraq and then not it will be seen but definitely this you are sticking out has been has instigated tension among the arab sun muslims all over the middle east and we will probably see more is commissions in the coming hours and days. that's confusion over whether the u.s. will take part in the upcoming winter olympics in south korea a white house spokesperson has tweeted the countries looking forward to the games but said security remains the top priority however just i was before she was saying quite the opposite no official decision has been made on now and will keep us posted as those decisions are made the spokes person who had been quizzed off of the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. claimed the state's participation in the upcoming games in south korea was open to question as the korean peninsula posed a security threat. and has been gauging reaction on the streets of new york. it
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turns out that a very well known country may not be participating in the upcoming olympic games and it's got nothing to do with russia or doping in fact it's the united states cue the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is that a done deal or the united states recommending that our team goes or is that still an open question is environment there has there is an open question i have not heard anything about that but i do know that in the talks that we have whether it's tourism whether it's north korea it's always about how do we protect the u.s. citizens in the area now let's see if people here are aware that their team may not be going to the winter games what country may not be sending any athletes to the olympic games is it a russia b. north korea or c. the united states a russia russia. the the united states and why it's unclear i get a chance to read the article i know nikki haley threw it out there and i'm not sure exactly why we're not going to participate but i'll be
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a little more for major the day i've been jammed all morning i see no reason why we should so as united states yes nikki haley at the un's yesterday said we may not be participating what do you think of that. wow it's ridiculous it's terrible the u.s. olympic committee says there is no need to worry that there is no talk of not going to the games with him look at any discussions either internally or with our government bad news about the possibility of not taking teams to the ten to eighteen limbic and paralympic winter games so no need to worry that well to be fair there are quite a few anxieties swarming around the korean peninsula north korea recently one as far as saying that with a war it's not a matter of if but when the success of large scale nuclear war exercises conducted by the u.s. or creating a touch and go situation on the korean peninsula and the series of warlike remarks coming from high level u.s. politicians in these circumstances have made the outbreak of war on the korean
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peninsula a certainty the remaining question now is when will the war break out. now one chinese newspaper has actually issued a nuclear strike survival guide china is currently conducting military drills meanwhile south korea reassures everyone that everything at the olympic games is going to be completely safe and normal meanwhile there are u.s. bombers flying overhead in war games rehearsing for an all out war with the north cable mop and art sea new york. in an effort to combat tax avoidance the e.u. is a blacklisted seventeen countries as off shore states however it failed to include its own members which act as tax havens that's according to the human rights and legal watchdog oxfam. the blacklisting process has been surrounded by secrecy putting citizens in the dark and leaving tax havens free to use their political and economic leverage to get themselves off the e.u.
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blacklist. claims that four e.u. members luxembourg the netherlands and malta should have been on the blacklist as a so-called conduit to offshore financial centers or such countries act as intermediate destinations for money transferred to tax havens they also provide favorable tax policies to ensure a quote quiet funds flow it means the mediators protect the reputations of their client countries now financial commentator charlie boyle believes that you use made ineffectual attempts to clean its image after the fairly recent paper scandal. it was a an attempt to be seen to be doing something internationally about the offshore havens the problem is inside it's inside the e.u. london is one of the biggest financial centers and it has the the this this transfer pricing policy which which makes it. virtually zero percent for the big
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corporations and what i found most interesting is the panama papers and the paradise papers and the leaks to deal with that there's a lot of after all but i'm amazed at how quickly it's died down it doesn't matter who's on the list or who he's not on the list it's a case of the existing. business practices in those countries as well but it doesn't address the wider problem of the tax policies or individual western countries all across the world including the e.u. . crypto currency bitcoin has defied critics after its price reached new highs on thursday it rocketed above nineteen thousand dollars for the first time before slipping back slightly before you jump in and invest is a word of caution from artie's and he should happy. it's calling labels the hottest current seen no one is using his past milestone off to milestone but the rising value of the cryptocurrency has attracted both investors and criminals alike here's
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an idea of how much has gone into the pockets of hackers and elsewhere as we look at three of the most infamous cases. this recent case involves mining marketplace nice hash who faced in that it uses something was wrong when visitors were greeted with a maintenance notice quickly discovered that nice hash wallets were completely empty and all of the bit coin had been transferred to one single wallet totaling over sixty two million dollars the company's advice to use this change in policy is . this involves a credit to currency exchange convinced it's multi-faceted layers of security and hackable it created a system with multi signature wallets where keys were divided among owners and transactions had to be cosigned there even bold enough to state the era of commingle in custom of bitcoin or of the associated skirt exposures is
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a famous last words one hundred twenty thousand units were stolen from the exchange platform valued then at around seventy two million dollars. now here's the low tech crypto fail a british man claims he accidentally threw a hard drive containing coin private keys into a local rubbish dump along with his household waste he says he's now considering digging up that until well that could be eighty million dollars in there so that we have it the bitcoin community has been rattled by intelligent hacking exposing security flaws and even catus management these three cases alone including the final mishap have seen the loss of at least two hundred fourteen million dollars worth of bits going but despite the security issues that have plagued cryptocurrency is over the is the price of bitcoin. continues to skyrocket there even predictions that if this continues by this rate this time next year if it could be worth more than the entire world's wealth one single bitcoin will equal is
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a fifteen million dollars the use of bitcoin as a currency is still highly questionable at the moment it's being treated less like a currency and more like a store of value and of course we should be forgetting the volatile roller coaster trip it's taken to get here so hang on for the ride if you're brave enough. as artificial intelligence continues to integrate into our everyday lives a growing chorus of criticism is highlighting the dangers of handing control of our lives to machines there's now a super computer that's able to create an artificially intelligent child it can recognize objects such as people and cars in real time while performing any human made algorithms and other system made by google has created a machine that took just four hours to learn the rules of chess and beat a world leading program meanwhile tech giant facebook says its program can detect suicidal behavior by analyzing user information and facebook c.e.o.
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mark zuckerberg believes this is just the beginning in the future but i will be able to understand more of the subtle nuances of language and will be able to identify different issues beyond suicide as well. my colleague colin bray discussed earlier the opposing sides of the debate with a panel of experts on artificial intelligence but i don't understand the fear part of what we need to understand with artificial intelligence is that we are just at the beginning this is just the tip of the iceberg what's going to happen in your future is that you going to have predictive analytics which will allow ai to predict your desires before you even know what you want just the thought of machines telling you what i want it already makes me uncomfortable in what we see that happening you know in our lives twenty getting recommendations from these systems and they're constantly intervening in ways that we don't expect if we didn't ask for the future is technological so we need to start understanding it
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everyone it shouldn't be left to a couple of people in industry or in government to dictate how this goes we all have to be a part of this. process of moving forward in the future with i think that we need to be careful about the idea that the future is technology and we have to adapt to it people are talking about implanting technology in the body. in question you know and saying the technology itself is human or is the successor to humanity even this is this is very dangerous i should this is where the line has to get drawn doesn't really because on the one hand we all demand devices know what we're doing where we go and make these decisions for us we carry them around in our pockets all the time and then we the first ones to moan when tech companies have information on us and seem to be able to predict our behavior we then find that creepy. and it tends to have a political impact as well the people suggesting that for example the american last american election and the british vote was in poland formed by
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a complex analytics manipulating the images that people related to for the very first time on this planet we're all going to have an enormous amount of power not just a few people every single one of us is going to have an enormous amount of power. the power of ai and we have to decide as individuals and societies how we want to process that ability that that amount of power i'm. not too comfortable with the idea that. we are going to be powerful i don't know the technology is out to enslave us but i do think that technology is upset in the social balances and the economic balances and ecological balances that if evolved over millions and hundreds and dozens of years and this is the great danger you can blame the technology but it's not the technology it's us and so i disagree with the fact that we are we are separate from the technology it
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is a continuum separate technology and humanity is i think the most dangerous thing to do because when self-aware machines finally arrive is that going to be the new enemy if we continue this narrative so the new narrative has to be technology is a part of us it's a reflection of who we are that is the narrative we should be thinking about. i don't usually visit it has been hitting the headlines in sweden coming to the help of those in need. at the. closest medical we were asked to do it for a patient first waiting to st peter's for it was. while we were passing stucco we noticed another patient on the street and across
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signaling to us. the people testing why our vehicle asked us to stop and pointed at a man lying on the ground. it turned out that he had had an epileptic attack because we did all we could to get him first aid. we waited for a local ambulance to come and handed the patient over to our colleagues so into. the queue to look at some people took pictures of us without hesitation one girl
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from helsinki took a picture not with us but with our ambulance this is a little more see the. head of the twenty fifth world cup in russia aleksey has spoken to the italian coach of spot talk moscow and shared his views on the football philosophy and his experience of living in the russian capital and you can hear the full interview later this hour on the stand callable show for now though here's a little preview. so many of i will fail little spot where you want you to be deriving the right yes that's. what you got to. stop it will get. you would do it was just. for sake of ease but then when you know squat on the feel as it went i think you for the. take me come in you know that
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if you force broken this product called me i'm with you on the. most. important than to anything. in the meantime for now from media all of whom i played ok now no scores associate off i that was spotted by. the hall i mean she so that leaves the joke i want to put equal value especially when i said i was a concept i don't model in chain. and on inhibited land mine strewn desert on the eastern border of iraq well not the first place you might think of setting up a business but the rewards could be rich down the points. a lifeless hundreds of nearest big city used to be as close to the middle of nowhere
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as you could get now thousands of people take shifts here digging for black gold. but it's not just oil buried under sand and rock here there are mines as well the whole area was booby trap back in the eighty's during the iraq iran war in just the past few years some twenty five thousand mines have been dissolved in extracted the number is staggering in itself yet no one knows how many more are still scattered around the demining efforts is still ongoing in fact not even a quarter of the site territory has been cleared yet what this means you stick to designated driveways like this one and anywhere else is off limits like for example anywhere beyond this road even the hills over there are still ridden with bombs bad doesn't even come close to being the routes largest operation but the size of it is
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very much irrelevant here there's because it's all part of an exemplary multinational skill exchange platform uniting iraq south korea malaysia turkey and led by russian energy giant gazprom next. on the one hand bhadra is a large scale program on the other hand it is one of the most difficult petroleum projects in the middle east region the wells are really deep therefore only highly technological methods can be implemented we solve this problem and that proves the high development level of our company by building a gas plant we first lady met the ecological challenge and secondly we ensure the full recycling of petroleum gas which is produced along with oil in this field. all of this requires a lot of manpower of course some foreign workers are employed and brought in for the demining operation but many are locals batterer has created vital jobs for
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villages around the site. done of from badr in iraq. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international we are approaching half past. on friday morning here in moscow we return with more headlines very soon. and is getting international recognition with the help of israel at least in the world of zoos i'm in bill fails to commission to do it like it is this isn't my cup but he is going to have to study all mediated. john. nobody should be the only palestinians who gets the most help from his to resume counterparts i don't think there's some of those who in the world under the oak vision didn't know when to give it up. and though it is unfair that it's got to this lady the most of
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it you had i not going to compete in the doesn't seem to do more commitments also don't piss off. 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 so the biggest raid in truth to stand out of the news business you just need as the right questions and demand the right answer. question.
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