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official and he's also the chief of british defense stuff and he says that russian ships have been spotted perilously close to atlantic cables these are underwater very important strategic cables that cross the atlantic from europe to the u.s. and since according to peach russia has continued to develop its unconventional warfare well the internet could be the kremlin's next victim russia in addition to new ships and submarines continues to perfect unconventional capabilities and information wolf. and there's a numerous. to our way of lawrence which is the vulnerability of the cables that crisscross the sea well according to sir peach that kind of disruption could have catastrophic event effects and he stressed that russian ships are constantly cruising the atlantic's waters potentially with the purpose of causing these cables
when no one is watching and as is often the case when military officials make these warnings well there is a way of mitigating this threat that he's talking about according to him and that is by spending more money on defense quite an important and perhaps also ironic side note to this story is the fact that these cable cables that we're talking about are the very same cables that we know that britain and the u.s. have been tapping we know that thanks to the leaks of edward snowden from back in two thousand and thirteen we know that g.c. h.q. the british spy agency also its u.s. counterpart the n.s.a. they've been gathering intelligence through these cables for years for example g.h. hughes temper a program that placed dates or interceptors on those fiber optic cables that connect the u.s. and europe and all the information flowing from the u.k.
was intercepted it made this sort of trance atlantic network that allowed british intelligence to access huge amounts of traffic going from europe to the u.s. the n.s.a. had a very similar program which is called prism as well none of that appears to bother this nato official who is making this warning about russia potentially cutting the cables the message from him appears to be the next time that your internet is playing up well before you start cursing your internet provider make sure it wasn't the russians first us previously raised concern. alleged underwater wiretapping by russia in twenty fifty back then it was claimed mosco might be plotting to sever the lines during so-called periods of conflict no evidence however was put forward by either washington or london international affairs commentator jonathan steele says britain is using the threat of attacks real or imagined to avoid cutbacks to
its armed forces road to it is an old allegation i mean two years ago already u.s. naval officials in the pentagon in washington were making exactly the same claims i mean it's just part of the new technology that's available to. countries like russia and the united states and britain part of the sort of hard bridge. capabilities would sure everybody seems to be developing. satellites. sort of navies and air forces and bombers always trying to get more money there was against cults so anything that helps them put forward what they think is a strong argument will try and use of course i mean we know that it's longer gross margin seventy one the united states managed to top the secret on the water table in the sea of the hordes of the serviette nuclear forces to find out what sort of nuclear probabilities and in turn friends were so this is
a very old technology. story of a meeting between a russian lawyer and donald trump's eldest son was all across the media early this year nataly of us on it sky was portrayed as a kremlin agent even though she repeatedly denied any such links last month the lawyer was asked to respond to questions from a us senate committee as an it guy wrote to the senators stating that donald trump jr was seeking evidence of illegal donations to the clinton foundation when she replied that she had no such evidence he apparently lost interest in the conversation resonates gaia believes trump jr had misunderstood the nature. of the meeting she expected the senate committee to publish her written testimony but this never happened so she handed it to the us media person it's told us more about the controversial meeting because look at this me or this summer it dawned on me why mr trump has decided to meet with me in person and why he decided to meet us all it's
all linked to e-mails from mr goldstone who promised some incriminating information just look at the e-mail that got the attention of the president's son it was sent on june third and this is the latter that the congressman questioned me about this e-mail paints the whole picture of the spy drama that's been unfolding since july and the first part of the letter goldstone writes the crown prosecutor of russia has information that would incriminate hillary and her dealings with russia and you will receive this is part of russia and its government support for your father when you see all this you can't help but wonder how such stuff could happen if the crown prosecutor from goldstone's latter is the russian prosecutor general it means that he's giving information that's actually and implicates russia itself in supporting one of the presidential candidates it is total nonsense that various government offices in the us are working with this nonsense spending millions of taxpayer
dollars on investigations of peanuts and smear campaigns that ruin people's reputations and careers of course other score political points and become popular politicians or journalists and don't forget about the huge army of lawyers who also make money from mess they are happy so much excitement. clashes are continuing in the west bug over the contested status of jerusalem story and more still to come after this break. just by accident i discovered about the struggle of the. there was a moment where isis attacked the body looked like it was about to be destroyed and as someone who called themselves making this period some people struggling for on the kissed ideology if i didn't somebody with the skill with the ability to go and
help those people in the existential struggle in that moment of need then my whole life i'd not be a hypocrite. it's all the politicians who make people afraid that we have better relations with russia better relations with the united states only do enforce. nationalism in brussels and the european union that is the real reason and that is something i don't subscribe. to. welcome back now riots are continuing in the west bank following washington's controversial recognition of jerusalem as the israeli capital for palestinian protesters were killed and dozens more injured on friday in clashes with.
palestinian is said to be in the course of the decision after allegedly stopping an israeli defense soldier today at a checkpoint when to stand in the west bank town of ramallah while here in jerusalem there were a small number of for. we spent most of the day shouting allah akbar no they were generally peaceful although there were some small but intense scuffles between palestinian protesters and the israeli security services here including we saw footage of what appears to be a woman being punched in the face by a member of the security services in addition to that small group of women who were holding that protest for a number of hours actually were at one point preventing jewish people from being able to leave and go up the steps here at the masters gate and as
a result of that the security services came down and forcibly removed them pushing them up the steps and away from this area so the tensions still remain there bubbling not just under the surface but over the surface people incredibly unhappy by that decision by dawn from move that a week ago now on the latest develops of that we've heard also that he and lebanon have decided that they are going to open embassies for palestine here in east jerusalem that comes off the back of that extraordinary meeting that was held in istanbul just a few days ago where it was announced by the organization of islamic cooperation that they would recognize east jerusalem as being the official capital of palestine in direct contradiction from what the usa did more than we could go by recognizing to reach them as being the capital of israel therefore the tensions still remain and it seems though it's not just a tension here between israelis and palestinians but this is a tension that's now expanding to many other countries in the world protests in
solidarity with palestine are being held across the middle east in jordan is capitol grounds demonstrations around demonstration downslide the u.s. embassy after friday prayers while in beirut in lebanon hundreds of people gathered outside the u.n. building waving palestinian flag. protests have been raging in gaza as well one march was largely peaceful whistle protesters burned u.s. and israeli flags but i'll swear in gaza things quickly spiraled out of control as local journalists and perjury reports. we are still are not allowed but for his own intentions are freezing their israeli army are throwing tear gas bombs as you can see actually raids of tear gas bombs they're also throwing live bullets we can hear the live bullets. as you can see. bombs are filling the place people are running.
the ambulances here taking dangerously. low. was. a sense the warning there were lots of protests and demonstrations all over gaza strip there was a million march all over gaza strip the palestinian factions and the palestinian leaders come out their supporters and the palestinian citizens to come to the confrontations to conference with the israelis against to express their anger i got startled trumps decision the israeli army has admitted using undercover agents to arrest palestinian protesters and this video you can see how several people dressed as civilians helped i.d.f. offices in wires get to detain demonstrators you can also see that they turned out to be armed and drawing their guns as soon as the arrest started.
and france has banned mobile phones from primary and middle schools on public health grounds the new ruling that won't come into effect until september next year we heard some contrasting views on the story. they start looking at the phone they rely on social media to you seeing the best or worst of people on social media this is what i think why don't they just come our phones and talks about friends during the break time play just do what we all used to do as kids and then take their friends when they go home and just you know just leave for what six hours i think is you just legislating for a problem that doesn't exist i mean i think you know technology is coming you know they need these things are around people have them and you're legislating for i think a problem that really doesn't exist i mean i'm twenty five i remember when i was in secondary school and you weren't on your phone the entire time you know when you were in your breaks or other playing football or hanging out with your mates you're
trying to deal the problem with being stereotyped by the media about young people constantly being on the phone constantly being hooked on it and it just it's a myth it doesn't really exist actually are rather going to computer in my session to go through that we've got enough computer at the university to not have to rely on phones schools most secondary schools and universities are slightly richer most secondary schools can afford. to have laptops or computers in every classroom so having the ability of having students access information online via their phones is quite useful to be honest my class were all quite happy to leave i phones i leave my phone in the office during university time so why can't they do the same and they were kind of in agreement with may interaction between students and teachers the so important they need to leave their friends at home leave them told to leave the classroom even to break time they need to sort of concentrate on what they're doing with any time. i just think we are all the degrees of our mobile
phones we coped without mobile phones i just think you don't need them their phone is just a tool technology is not going to suddenly go away do legislating is like being a luddite you know when when the invention of. and machinery started coming into factories and people were against that the reality is that this kind of stuff is happening and people are moving forward and for me schools have to embrace than build it into their education system a lot more than they're doing at the moment telling kids not to do something they will end up doing the complete opposite so it's better to just embrace it and use it as a tool to expand their learning. the use of phones at school has already been a divisive top taken of the country's new york city introduced a similar rule back in two thousand and five but it will scraps ten years later on the grounds that it was preventing parents from communicating with their children and a recent study by the london school of economics found that banning mobiles can improve academic results but under current rules in the u.k. the decision is up to individual schools. form of russian economy minister
alexei has been found guilty of taking a two million dollars bribe he's the highest profile officials who receive such a conviction was previously the deputy chairman of russia's central bank for nine years and was also the russian deputy finance minister during vladimir putin's first presidential term he's known for his role in the early economic reforms in russia after the fall of the soviet union. has more on the conviction. of who held the position of economy minister for three years was arrested last november during a late night sting operation where he accepted a two million dollar bribe from the c.e.o. of a state run oil company here and russia and according to the court he demanded that some and exchange for his ministries approval of the sale of another major oil company here in russia to rosneft saying that he would actually impede the deal if he was denied for his part of has pled not guilty from the start and claims that
he's the victim of a setup however the court from no proof of that claim he insists that the bag that he received the night of the sting he was under the impression that it contained a gift of wine and not a massive bribe he used to be fine around two million dollars and faces eight years in prison he's called the decision unfair but says that he's not giving up hope and his lawyers have already said that they will be appealing the court's decision this is of course been a very closely followed case here and russia and today's verdict does make will cry of the highest ranking russian official to be. of corruption charges over. two police officers in the u.s. city of cincinnati are being accused of using excessive force and poor judgment after they tasered suspects during a domestic dispute injury. the incident which happened earlier this year has only just surface a warning you may find the following footage disturbing. yes.
the officers confronted two men inside a house tasering them without prior indication they were under arrest one of the men suffered from a collapsed lung as a result of the confrontation a complaint was filed with the county prosecutor has prevented the officers from being interviewed until a criminal investigation is completed functions are considered a non-lethal weapon to subdue targets but when misused it can result in death since the turn of the century over one thousand people have died in the us after being tasered by police on average nine out of every ten of those victims were unarmed it's also be revealed that a number of those tasers also had mental illnesses concerns of police abuse have prompted amnesty international to issue an appeal for stricter taser rules in the us one victim who sued officers described what he went through. recovered like
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since at last made headlines in mexico is allegedly exploring other options one expert will tell us what he thinks will happen plus we'll hear from our correspondent alex mann hell of it in toronto and how businesses in canada are preparing for different outcomes now let's get to today's top business and financial headlines. on friday leaders from across the european union agreed to move forward to the next round of brecht's at talks the first issue to be discussed early next year will be a two year transition period after the u.k. formally exit by march officials are hoping to begin security and trade talks at a press conference european commission president john claudie younker expressed his optimism about future negotiations. the first. issue is the graph stupidly we've ruled. we have the most. polluted to text putting to go what we agreed to. do that. the this
will be done in the cold the next weeks and. our aim is to have the threat you floated photobook two thousand and eighteen of them convinced that exactly that we would be the. he was joined by european council president donald tusk who later congratulated british prime minister theresa may on twitter for making it to the second phase following the announcement may called the progress and important step on the road to delivering a smooth and orderly breck said i'm pleased that it's been agreed we should make rapid progress on the implementation period which will give certainty to businesses and individuals there's still more to do but we're well on the road to delivering a bricks that will make britain prosperous strong and secure according to the most recent e.u. guidelines the u.k. will remain under the jurisdiction of the european court of justice during the
transition period and more significantly the so-called divorce bill will be determined as soon as possible. along with other notable trade deals president trump has put the future of the north american free trade agreement into question leaders met in washington this week to continue the discussion on it but as time passes canada and mexico are putting their energy toward other alternatives to talk more about this we're joined now by men well. associate fellow at the institute for policy studies many well it seems like nafta has sort of fallen off the media map because we know so much has been going on in washington recently to say the least so can you just give us a refresher first i mean where are we at in the point of negotiations well it's difficult to know where we are because in there was stations are being done in secret behind doors behind the public behind the pris i'm behind the legislators this world we know though that they're very delayed there's only a couple of chapters that are like the low fruit the tough being back to the ready
for their most controversial chapters are completely late they wanted the new was shares to finish their negotiation by the end of the year they haven't been able to do so so the negotiations will be carried out on to the mix. here what they wanted was to avoid. the you was so soon mexico and as time passes the negotiations start getting closer to those elections so it sounds like there is a lot of uncertainty a lot of uncertainty well recently there was a house subcommittee hearing on nafta and leaders from all different sectors and government got together to talk about what they think we should do about nafta and so i want to take a listen to what the vice president of the council of the americas had to say. now after has directly supported mexico's democratic transformation while also establishing a framework of trust supporting close u.s. cooperation across a range of security issues including counter narcotics counterterrorism and
migration so i thought that was pretty interesting i mean when we think about nafta we just think about trade and the economy we never talk about how it could impact mexico's democracy and their security so how is it had that much of an impact will not supposed much more than trade enough to support investment and i want to say here that enough place basically about the content about nafta today is between the rights of workers and the rights of investors so this is quickly this question these in the end. from nation it's about exploiting cheap labor in mexico that's what it's all about about enhanced an investor rights so these are the two things that the mexican government is rifty sent to this cause and it's interesting how you don't agree with many police of the presidency both one disruption that i got a think that's been if you go is to open up to discussions about nafta and it's
important to understand it the other day also. in congress that nafta should be an agreement that works for all workers for workers not only in the united states for workers in mexico and works in canada and this is i think that the center of it and this is. the government of my country is reticent to open up this discussion the government thinks it is the sovereign rights of mexico to deter mean salaries and labor labor standards and we mean the unions farmers are going to say shins and others think that the discussion should be opened up. around labor day rights we're eight while we know that you know speaking of trump he loves to be unpredictable so he's saying that he wants to plot a. now far we you know we really don't know as we're just saying moments ago we don't know what's going to happen so do you think that the u.s. could really pull out of nafta i mean we're already very behind schedule here and
we don't know what would happen if we did pull out we don't know what's in the mind of mr trump you know that's very true but if he was capable of withdrawing the united states from such an important box like the. courts on climate change and he also with all the united states from the transpacific partnership i think he would be capable of withdrawing the united states from he said it's very clearly that he wants to a bilateral agreements one with canada and well with mexico that's what's in his mind and i think only the corporate pressure because the benefits from left are the ones that can. proceed and trump of his you don't know what to do. in the belief that his mind about what the future of nafta he sees these two separate agreements what we come out on well with great well speaking of mexico mexico's economy minister said that mexico was thinking about launching a trade deal with the european union and he said that there are
a lot of things that they need to iron out so it's not close to being done but it looks like it could really be a possibility if mexico did create a trade deal with the e.u. do you think that would make up for a loss in trade relations with the united states i don't think so the first thing is that mexico ready for to remain with the european union in and force in the year two thousand in this seven thousand years of the mexico you free trade agreement has been detrimental to mexico mexico has a huge deficit with the group in the union this agreement with europe into your two thousand was supposed to help mexico over its huge dependence on the u.s. market well we didn't it's mostly european companies exporting to mexico on investing to mexico to use mexico as a platform. well for exporting to the u.s. now what they're doing now is more than once in the free trade agreement with europe so there's a process of modernization a little bit like nafta. but is going more more rapidly it may be concluded.
early next year and what we are concerned about i want to say we are going to sit around the world care about the environment and social and the public rights is that disagreement with europe will give more power doing restores most rights to investors to the detriment of workers. well canada actually just our prime minister justin trudeau of canada said that canada would consider an individual deal with the united states if nafta falls apart do you think mexico would consider the same thing yeah i think mexico in the end with just given in to what the united states would offer i don't think it's just much bargaining power. one other thing that i saw recently in a new york times article is that that this author examined how nafta sort of opened up the door.