the british ambassador to the u.s. resigning over a leaked cables after his private e-mails exposed a far from glowing review from his administration. meanwhile comes under fire from u.s. democrats for links to billionaire jeffrey epstein who's accused of multiple cases of child sexual abuse by his close ties to both camps of washington's political elite. in the 2015 forest terror attacks receives 500 compensation for a legal terms of detention is prison cell was on program and surveillance.
ok 30 minutes of news and use coming your way with me knowing you know not only larry warm welcome to our team international we begin with breaking news the u.k.'s ambassador to the u.s. kim dark as announced he's stepping down after a series of highly critical comments he'd made about the trump administration were leaked to the press since the leak of official documents from this embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and that you ration of my remaining term as ambassador i want to put an end to that speculation the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my row as i would like. let's just timeline what happened then following the leaks donald trump launched a scathing twitter tirade against the ambassador the president also lashed out at outgoing prime minister treason made calling her brakes a deal
a disaster in the same to eat at mr trump's comments didn't go down very well in london though germy hunt one of the 2 men in the running to become britain's next leader of this to say donald trump friend speak frankly so i will these comments disrespectful and wrong to our prime minister and my country you said the u.k. u.s. alliance was the greatest in history and i agree but i need to treat each other with respect and three's a maze always done with you. just to point out the u.k. is currently investigating how the confidential cables were leaked to the media the other hopeful for prime minister apart from mr johnson who's very much in the driving seat for the opposition it seems has taken a slightly different tack saying that the 2 countries need to quickly overcome the spots i've got a good relationship with the white house and i have no embarrassment in saying that the united states is has been will be for the foreseeable future our number one political military friend the u.s.
state department is also trying to calm the waters saying the president with london won't affect their special relationship. but i will of course let the white house speak for the president's tweets have an incredibly special and strategic relationship with the united kingdom that has gone on for quite a long time and it's bigger than any individual it's bigger than any government it's something that has stood the test of time and will continue to do so well there could be further intrigue here to the british ambassador has fallen victim to a political hit job inside the u.k. foreign office but is what a former white house communications director told r.t. he's going underground host option return see prior to the bombshell announcement i spoke to earlier. well it goes boris johnson presumably the new prime minister of this country in june weeks' time was the foreign secretary and i had access to all manner of the intelligence operators but of course you know since this is all so mysterious and i did ask and he's got
a movie about this we know through edward snowden who is taken asylum in moscow that the 5 eyes project indeed the national security agency they have access to encrypted e-mails all around the world why did it take a leak from london to a british newspaper to inform donald trump that britain's man in washington had such a low opinion of donald trump do they not know these things without people here for whatever political reasons for whatever whatever hit man reasons they can they just get it from surveillance do they really need it leaked because of internal politics here that is about the succession after to resume in downing street. ok moving on to more world news this hour the sex trafficking and child abuse trial of billionaire jeffrey epstein is spilling over into the white house with president trump forced to defend his labor secretary alex a cost that when it cost there was
a u.s. attorney in miami he signed off a plea agreement in an earlier case involving epstein which critics say was far too lenient. he's been a great really great secretary of labor. the rest of it will have to look at we have to look at it very carefully but you're talking about a long time ago and again it was a decision made i think not by him but by a lot of people so we're going to look at it very carefully well jeffrey epstein he's a registered sex offender and is accused of trafficking and dozens of on rage girls to his mansion if found guilty he may face up to 45 years in prison and the democratic leadership is putting pressure on mr trump and his team over a potential obstruction of justice secretary costa must step down as u.s. attorney he engaged in the conscionable agreement with jeffrey abstain kept secret from courageous young victims prevented them from seeking justice this was now by the president of the us when he appointed him to the cabinet i am calling on
secretary acosta to resign instead of prosecuting a predator and serial sex trafficker of children. a constant shows to let him off the jeffrey epstein a billionaire caught trafficking underage girls between 20022005 has been arrested yet again this time after horrendous new evidence came to life beginning at least 2002 and continuing until 2000. and 13 is alleged to have dozens of victims epstein is well connected and he's evaded these charges for years thanks to a deal he made with the costa when he was the u.s. attorney in miami and stead of being charged with sex trafficking and child rape he only pled guilty to a lesser charge of soliciting prostitution from a minor while serving his time epstein had up to 12 hours a day 6 days a week as work release at his downtown office he served only 13 months before then
being released on probation during his probation epstein took numerous trips to both the virgin islands and new york city in his private jet and a new evidence has forced a cost to now come forward and defend his decision to give such special treatment to a sexual predator. with the evidence available more than a decade ago federal prosecutors. go to jail register as a sex offender and put the wode a notice that he was a sexual predator now that you haven't seen additional testimonies available the new prosecution offers an important opportunity to more fully bring him to justice so democrats just heard about this sweetheart deal and are filled with outrage well actually know they've known about it for quite some time this is a cost his confirmation hearing back in 27 seen the lawsuit questions why trump's nominee for labor secretary former miami u.s. attorney you know xander acosta cut a non-prosecution deal with epstein
a decade ago rather than pursuing a federal indictment in fact the nature of a cost as punishment if you can really call it that was never secret the department of justice. as i defended the actions of the office in that matter under both president bush and president obama's administrations so why the sudden outrage well according to chuck schumer timing is everything the president needs to answer for his statements he has made about his relationship with mr epstein particularly since president trump appointed mr acosta to such a powerful position see the issue is that a trumpet ministration official is now caught up in the outrage around jeffrey epstein and trump indeed does have some skeletons in his closet when it comes to the epstein case epstein visited mara largo however according to the attorney who represents one of epstein's victims trump threw him out after he started making
passes at underage girls on the property furthermore trump seems to be the only prominent individual actually cooperated with the investigation into epstein's crimes trump is the only person who picked up the phone and said let's just to give you as much time as you want we will need to know it was very helpful so that does not put trump in the clear he certainly was familiar with the sexual predator however so was bill clinton the former president actually took $27.00 different flights on jeffrey epstein's private airplanes some of them without being accompanied by secret service and there are rumors circulating that there were underage girls on the plane clinton had his secret service with him and many times he did not almost every time that clinton's name is on the pilot logs there are underage girls there are initials and there are names of many many girls on that. private plane but clinton is just background noise right now epstein fits in with the anti trump chorus from mainstream media the federal sex trafficking case
against donald trump old friend jeffrey epstein times to both the president and notably his labor secretary alex our costume the man who cut that deal with him that was his job then now that labor secretary he's got supporters are part of this administration so perhaps the victims in this case should be happy that donald trump was elected after all until trump's name was brought in and attached to the case there seemed to be far less interest an outrage about epstein's atrocious crimes from certain voices. are to see new york. it will take attention back to europe now or islamic state terrorists. who took part in the 2015 terror attacks has received 500 euro compensation for a legal terms of the tension he was in a prison cell under permanent surveillance which contradicts your in human rights
laws or to charlotte to pinsky tells us what we know. solo. infamous name and the last remaining member of a group behind the worst terror attack in french history. just months later 32 people were killed in cold water native bombings on brussels major transport hubs is now serving a 20 year prison sentence yet it's now emerged this self confessed to harvest has found himself on the right side of the legal system of the french state was forced to pay him 500 euros why well do you bring abdul salaams incarceration here in
france he was subjected to nor stop surveillance back in 2016 then justice minister explained why that decision was taken. made a ministerial order authorizing video surveillance 24 hours a day and on the basis of this decree which i took after consultation with the national commission on informatics and liberty i took an individual decision on mr disallowed to be put into video surveillance even the unions supported the government's position and why is that scope of surveillance was justified. in this case video surveillance was an effective means of ensuring that the individual did no harm himself and if needed to stand trial for what he did but does lums continue to challenge it and they won in 2017 these administrative court agree that his detention conditions were illegal but this information has only just come to light and it's causing outrage. the french judiciary has. condemned the state to pay
500 euros to a terrorist who caused the deaths of more than 130 people and left 400 injured on the 13th of november 25th dean this is a disgrace i'm appalled by the court order to pay $500.00 euros to so obviously this legal outrage must be reviewed urgently this friend stay owes nothing to islamist barbarians so what do people here in paris make of this case that more honestly i don't think that 500 euros is a lot and i also agree with human rights side of it but he didn't respect the human rights of the people either i believe that when you are. creating crime that is so horrific that perhaps you should just lose all of your entailments and name privileges on presidents of an absolutely not that's not normal he committed a crime and now we have to pay him it's not normal so really amazing that the
french government are to predisposition. fine but if we are looking to decide of the justice we've got some rules we've got some lows and we need to respect the law there is no good at all because he's still a terrorist and should be the other way he should be charging condemned some very diverse opinions on a subject that many people were simply shocked by it seems though that does lama has no intention of taking the money so far he's refused it so what do you can ski auti because you know the views of prisons there let's see what our guest thought about the case. the issue around how we was treated by the french authorities is an important issue regardless of one's background regardless of one's you know situation in terms of what they've been accused of the rule of law applies equally
to the same case in belgium actually where they receive compensation because they are in mark a restricted area within prison and they get one euro per day i mean to say ridiculous it's not the fact that they're received the one euro it's the fact that the court goes as far as losing time on this issue i mean in middle eastern countries there is none of that well the reality is somewhat different the people who carried out those a terrorist attacks in paris and in brussels some of them have got very serious sentences they've been given life sentence of 20 plus years you know we look here in the u.k. there's been many terror plots that have been foiled and the people involved have been given long custodial sentences but i think that the sentences should be the real sentences the judge pronounces if it is 2030 years life e.t.s life it is 30 years or 20 years people in the street. should not get emotional about this but they don't understand the system they have the impression that the victims are penalized while the justice system defense criminals but you've got to take your
own emotion out of it and said that the law applies equally to every single citizen and if the authorities the police are not above the law in western societies and if they've done any particular action which is brought their authority into disrepute then they should be consequences and that's what the judge awarded damages to this individual the news continues north international right to this. why is it when you hear the word diversity it's at the expense of unity when there is inclusion but only inclusion when you agree with a certain political thought and world view and of course we can forget about identity politics if you disagree then you're called a dog whistle wanted to get here. and you try and be professional you try and leave
it outside the door you try and put in the comma compartments in the eyes it's in the brain and so you can forget about it but little by little these. these little response come and for me it was actually putting some ice into my wife's glass of gin and time i saw it on the sound going to the glass reminded me of how we kept the bodies cool in bali which was with bags of supermarkets on ice. cream. and. hello again a global conference for media freedom is underway in london co-hosted by the u.k.
and canada but r.t. sputnik news agency have been barred from the party. nearby. 60 minutes is the thousands of reports and thousands of esteemed members of civil society and academics are all due to attend this inaugural conference on media freedoms around the world it's hosted by the u.k. and the canadian governments here in london one of the special guests is a certain a mole clooney the international human rights lawyer also the wife to the hollywood actor george clooney she's been appointed britain's special envoy on media freedoms here at this event the gates to which are just behind me but guess who isn't going to be inside that's right it's me here i am billy no mates outside left out in the cold because myself and my artsy colleagues and also colleagues at
sputnik which is the other russian news organization that board cost in english we've all been banned from attending the global conference on media freedoms we applied in good time for press accreditation like all the other media outlets and we received a pretty standard stock reply i said unfortunately we have been unable to approve your application to a credit as a media i think that should have been a warning sign but we thought maybe we just they've run out of space there's nothing specifically about us in that reply but behind our backs other news channels got a very different message we have not accredited our team or sputnik because of their active role in spreading disinformation well it's not possible to accommodate all requests for recruit depiction journalists from across the world's media are attending the conference including from russia the russian government isn't
impressed with this lack of hospitality to say the least the russian embassy here in london has written. the foreign office to express its expressed resolute disagreement with what has taken place and russia's foreign ministry spokesperson maria zahar of are also weighed in take a listen the organizers demonstrated their true intentions in 2 to media freedom by turning the event into the means of achieving opportunistic political and we believe other countries and responsible journalists will draw their appropriate conclusions and we hope that human rights n.g.o.s and relevant international actions he's will not shy away from stating their position. and the r.t. news organization itself has released a statement take a listen it takes a particular brand of hypocrisy to advocate for freedom of press banning inconvenient voices and slandering alternative media. the world has learned to
expect just that from the u.k. foreign office are not the only journalists that can't attend the global conference on media freedoms i don't want to compare myself to julian assange but the editor of wiki leaks is currently incarcerated in a prison. and there is a small demonstration here calling for his release chanting freedom to julian assange and now julian the songes mother found out about r c not being allowed to attend and she's tweeted her response take a listen to why she thinks we haven't been allowed maybe r.t. will still listen practicing media freedom by reporting the facts of the political persecution of my son journalist jewel in the sunshine north to north don't you realize you were supposed to get us government clearance 1st then and only then are you free to publish one more important thing to note here which i think is quite
curious is that on the russian state funded news outlets which broadcast in russia so some colleagues of mine here. here in london has been allowed they have been accredited and they have been inside attending the conference as for me i'm out here i've got my eyes on it he said restaurant. self-proclaimed billy no mates polly boyko there it will independent m.e.p. stephen walt sees the b.b.c. in r t aren't all that different but london is sending a clear message to moscow well i think or to use being singled out because it's seen by the foreign office and many politicians both here in the united kingdom in europe and the united states as being the voice in vehicle of the russian government will want to argue the b.b.c. in many ways is the voice of the british establishment particularly if you look at the way that the european union and the referendum and the brics issue is being
discussed upon by the b.b.c. so i think what it is is the foreign office is very clearly making a statement to president putin and the russian establishment that we will not have your voice listened to in europe and we will try and stop you if we can. a court in italy has 100 done life sentences to 24 people including high profile officials involved in operation condor or the campaign of political repression by us by dictatorships in the 1970 s. and eighty's in 6 south american countries 23 of the 24 were sentenced in absentia the case was initially opened 2 decades ago by families of the victims.
kidnappings torture of tens of thousands killed including through being thrown out of flying planes the death flights with a cruel dose of irony the operation was also given the ariel name conduct for over a decade the dictatorships of 6 latin american states were cleansing their left leaning opposition through repression and state terror now their victims have some closure but only some the executers of operation condor couldn't have excelled the way they did without help we have followed events in argentina closely we wish the new government will wish it will succeed we will do what we can to help it succeed where were you on a difficult period it is a curious to win political criminal and terrorist activities tend to merge without
any clear separation when the standard must establish with or ity in hindsight as stablish authority they did oh by all means quite literally all the 6 nations became staunch allies of the us for which the political purges in latin america became a convenient way to scorch communist idea from its backyard outpost of pinochet now a household name almost synonymous with tyranny enjoyed financial support from washington at least through his chief of intelligence some declassified documents referred to operation condo as a legitimate counterterrorism action moreover and rick kissinger then secretary of state was briefed on the murder operations of. operation condor in august 1976 the operation would last until 1989 and for all those years the cia chose not to step in to prevent the brutal violence in fact the
u.s. kept its finger on the pulse of operation condor or aiding at times with strategic planning. brazil argentina chile bolivia paraguayan year ago i make up the nets they keep in touch with one another through a u.s. communication installation in the panama canal zone which covers all of latin america ovi asli this is the condo network which all of us have heard about over the last few years this cia did such a great job ensuring control of latin america through operation corndog that in 1977 just 2 years into its official phase europe took notes representatives of west german french and british intelligence services had visited the condo organization secretary it's important harry's during the month of september $977.00 in order to discuss methods for establishment of an m t subversion organization simulate a condo due to their view that the terrorists aversive threats had reached such dangerous levels in europe as kissinger was well aware the cia knew all about this
state department knew all about this and in fact the united states helped facilitate communications between the 6 countries that were involved in this people are getting some small measure of justice and it's much too late many of the perpetrators have already died you have to realize this was a vast operation thousands and thousands of people involved 7 governments involved at least you have to also remember that you have the intelligence services of britain france and west germany also collaborating with these governments in south america so this was that global operation has silence critics silence reformers this is a horrendous period in history in terms of actual justice being met it out here on earth that's probably not going to happen in most cases. america's role in
operation has been scrutinized for years back in 2001 a judge. said this. considering the post that henry kissinger held at that time we think that we should know that a pact existed within the military dictatorships in south america we think that he can provide information on an agreement between authorities in the southern cone to disappear certain people and inflict torture in certain cases and kidnapping in this investigation they're avoiding the many summons made and a summons for the former secretary of state of the us dr kissinger would be one more a hint that this has to be a prologue for justice and not the culmination of it ok some more great programs get their start in moments here in r.t.e. international that i'm back with all the updates on a busy news day in 30. i
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a 19 year olds. black kid with a criminal record who better to pin this on than him and what happens in court the . shot after shot was far our society revealed. we don't know schol justice for the. end of this trial unfortunately due to the will still not know will childress. join me every thursday on the alex simon chill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.