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the trump of ministration urges congress to permanently reauthorize or suspended a massive program prompting an outcry from rights groups. u.s. issues a warrant to seize an iranian oil tanker off the gibraltar the supreme court ordered its release earlier this week the 1st was impounded by british royal marines in the mediterranean last month. and the family of a young girl blocked from joining one of germany's most famed boys' choirs and sues for gender discrimination cases thrown out by course. live from moscow this is international on call in bray with
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a news update this hour via cheering him welcome to the program 1st to the united states them where a wide reaching domestic surveillance program could be back on the cards the trumpet ministration is calling on u.s. lawmakers to permanently reauthorize the national security agency to use it the request was made in a letter sent to congress on thursday signed by the now former national intelligence director dan coats additionally his appeal also revealed that the controversial call detail records program actually been suspended after collecting more information than was legally allowed for spying program falls under a section of the usa freedom act which is set to expire this coming december as kind of morbid reports. the trump white house is speaking up about a high profile n.s.a. program that allows the recording of americans phone calls and personal messages dan coats the outgoing director of national intelligence is urging congress to reauthorize the law before it expires at the end of the year now dan coats has
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confirmed that the n.s.a. has put the program on hold however he says it's necessary to have the ability to get the program going again if needed as technology changes our adversaries trade craft and communications habits will continue to evolve and adapt in light of these dynamic environment the administration supports reauthorization of this provision as well a coalition of privacy and civil liberties advocates sent a letter of their own to the u.s. house judiciary committee and said of renewing the program they called for meaningful surveillance reform the government's implementation of the program further demonstrates both the privacy threats posed by the program and its lack of efficacy it is highly concerning that it took almost 3 years to detect the fact that the n.s.a. was collecting records even beyond the broad authorization provided under the program the n.s.a. should not be permitted to resume this program now the freedom act gives the n.s.a.
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they have villany to build a network with the telecommunications companies to record the phone calls and personal messages not just of the suspects but of anyone that they are in contact with. voted to allow it to proceed for the. they are will vote against it it is better than the usa patriot act but it doesn't go far enough in my mind in protecting our civil liberties we find that we're spending resources for no benefit in terms of public safety in a real cost in terms of freedom and liberty and this is why i voted against the
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freedom act when the suited would fix the problems inherent in the patriot act just stop spying on innocent americans instead of trying to make it legal. when the freedom act came down it was a way to try to ease americans and say no we're going to make sure we work out the kinks but i think americans know better than that because that's what dan coats is saying here is that anything the n.s.a. and sometimes the n.s.a. just gets surveillance information that's just hundreds and pages of nothing and they've actually come out saying that it doesn't really help resolve or solve any terrorism or investigate terrorism activities so because of this though now they can send out or they can decimate that disseminate that information out to the cia to other players to the f.b.i. and to people who might not have the knowledge of who really is a threat which is going to put a lot of americans at risk certainly these prizes violation so yes you're allowed to surveil you're allowed to keep your country safe from terrorism from these kinds of acts but at the rate that it infringes on the privacy rights of people who have absolutely no known ties to terrorism that's where it gets
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a little bit tricky. the u.s. justice department issued a warrant calling for the seizure of an iranian oil supertanker released by gibraltar on thursday the document says that the ship the oil it's carrying nearly $1000000.00 in cash subject to forfeit you of violating u.s. sanctions on iran the war and also cites bank fraud money laundering and terrorism related statutes it alleges additionally that iran's revolutionary guards attempted to make use of the united states financial system to support an issue shipments of oil to syria iran's top diplomat sharply criticized the u.s. for attempting to block those days release of the ship which was 1st seized by. british royal marines off the coast of their role to last month. having failed to accomplish its objectives through its economic terrorism including depriving cancer patients of medicine the us attempted to abuse the legal system to steal our property and the high seas this piracy attempt is indicative of trumpet
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ministrations contempt for the law. well having performed some small maneuvers on friday the vessel remained stationed in japan as waters because the captain reportedly no longer wants to keep command of the ship brought his chief minister says the detention was lifted after the british overseas territory received formal written assurances from iran that it would not ship oil to syria in violation of the e.u. sanctions. the grace one is there for now released from detention under the sanctions act by operational law on the 30th of august i received assurances from the republic of iran that if released the destination of the grace one would not be an entity that is subject to european union sanctions i welcome that assurance the iranian authorities deny that the grey swarm was ever shipping oil to syria in breach of e.u. sanctions 2 weeks after the vessel was impounded iran seized a british flag tanker in the strait of hormuz claiming that it had violated international law the united states then later announced its intention to create
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a naval coalition to combat so named iranian aggression in the straight middle east analyst to be thinks the u.s. may have overplayed its hand with its british allies. very skeptical you'll care a and gibraltar officials will heed the call by the us meant to continuing pounding the tank here and you know despite their legal thought it is this safe given the fact that iran is also holding a british tank this is part of a proc war whereby the release of the iranian tank it will be followed shortly immediate future release of the british tank held by iran we know. men and boys john saw as well as those in gibraltar are. you know annoyed by this lingering crisis and they want to wash their hands of it and the u.s. is trying every trick in the book to linger duce crisis and to keep you kid. part
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of this so called my time. escort for their oil tankers passes through this state of hormuz and the users worry is that once this tanker crisis between iran and the you'll care is resolved then do you care we'll pull out and yours will be a core lesion our 1. 9 year old german girls being told by a berlin court that she can't join the country's most prestigious boys' choir breaking down the case and the debate that it's triggered his saskia taylor. nobody likes rejection and no one wants to hear that not good enough but it seems for one family in germany no just isn't option picture a 9 year old girl who just wanted to sing her mother says she's got the voice of an angel and that the best place in the city for her training is the bilin state and cathedral choir set up in the 15th century it's one of the oldest and most renowned
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choirs in the country and it's pretty much just got 2 rules you have to be over 5 to addition check and you've got to be a male ha undeterred though the god apply twice and was rejected both times but try try try again that time lucky for all dition before the door was once again slammed in her face but the choir is atom and gender has got nothing to do with the acoustic pattern of a choir is part of its artistic freedom the rejection was not predominantly about her gender and she would have been successful had her voice matched the desired sound characteristics of a boys' choir out unsurprisingly of the decision struck a wrong chord with the girl's mother who is now taking the choir to court over gender inequality she says she's got a letter from the dean of berlin's unify us to the arts which the choir is affiliated to and which is written that a ga will never sing in a boys' choir boys also argue that as an institution receiving state funds
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rejecting female singers contravenes germany's gender to scrim a nation laws now many have weighed in on the side of the quiet saying that mixing it would bring an end to its traditional sound nobody has said girls can sing as well but the tumble is different and judging that should be left to the musicians in the musicologists anyone who wants to misunderstood gender equality here is a cultural essence this standoff between gender equality and autistic freedom isn't exactly new music professionals and academics alike have been debating. anatomical differences of boys' and girls' voices for years saying the former has a purity the latter just can't attain and just last year the famous british soprano signal leslie garrett called out all boys choirs for being stuck in the past backward looking traditionalist argue that there is an exclusive purity in the boy's voice but i think that's just nonsense it's an excuse to hang on male
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privilege and perpetuate a dominant male gender stereotype and male power but not ready to dance to garrett secure in his choir rolled out a very diplomatic aren't we recognise different tasks to contribute in the tower female singers make to the choral scene here at cambridge we're especially proud to follow mixed voice choir kings voices which was formed 20 years ago precisely to give women students depart you need to sing choral music in the chapel we all know parents will do anything for that children but trying to shake up an institution that hasn't changed over half a millennia now that dedication. us democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders has been forced to clarify comments he'd made about the washington post on monday the vermont senator was accused of peddling conspiracy theories by suggesting that the paper's editorial position reflects the interests of its owner the billionaire amazon founder jeff bezos. why future is on the phone call go to
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washington post what you do absolutely. because what i think is. there is a framework. for the washington post office c.n.n. operates. and anybody you know how much amazon paid in taxes what are. they and i talk about all the time and then i wonder why the washington post which is owned by jumping through on time thought on the right i think we got off the book i don't know where senator sanders is a member of a large club of politicians of every ideology who complain about their coverage contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor jeff bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence as our reporters and editors can attest but he sounds as long been a vocal critic of corporate media giving that they misrepresent his views and
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ultimately act in the interests of the elite. the working families that should not have to subsidize the wealthiest people just big souls made 11000000000 dollars last year they didn't pay a nickel in federal income taxes wealthy people should start paying their fair share of taxes etc. bernie sanders makes like skin crawl and i can't even identify for you what exactly it is but this i see him as sort of a pro woman candidate or he could seriously bashers billionaires to flame me which many of the problems that many americans most americans suffer just means most is he just man the world works and there's. of course it is you know burdensome because he's threatening the class interests to work with rests on it
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trying to keep him through being elected president he would be even wants and it would go for the billionaire class and the people who serve it's definitely an obstacle because they have that moment dollar and conforms and they can reach almost all americans and the influence all markets think there's no question about who clearly has a discrete message from the corporate media that was resonating with his voters and his supporters in the den already who could get the nomination and he could be charged if you get that or general lection but they are the washington post on the new york times and the other media would be great to offical good thing we're looking at all voting and just democrats independents and even some republicans who would have to decide whether it was at the center is it not there for the media who'd be against him and against the would be quite in the media i think the trend both candidates very. if you like your vodka with a cake british scientists have developed
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a link up with an atomic 12th softly report among all stories off of the break. what. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and she. wanted. to go right to the press this is what the 3 of them or can't be good. interested always in the water is it. seems wrong. to say proud. that's ok and engagement equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart. she's to look for common ground. lot of people talk about policies games to people way not a ponzi scheme is. an african spy scandal has thrust the chinese tech giant wall way back into the headlines off the allegations were published in the wall street journal the newspaper allege that while weigh technicians and at least 2 cases personally help african governments snoop on their political opponents uganda and zambia allegedly enlisted the company's assistance for wiretapping conversations cracking through encrypted communications and conducting surveillance well he denies the accusations
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claiming its never engaged in the hacking activities is part of an interview given to r.t. on the issue. we refute it quite vociferously again it just feels like it's one of those stories that come up now and again go to completely verify it it sounds like even other companies that have been cited in terms of involvement have made it very clear they don't even have contracts in. one of the countries involved so it looks like the story is unfortunately really just fake knees and we have to suffer with you know a way is currently the world's 2nd largest producer of smartphones and it's been in the spotlight in recent months of calls over its large scale investment in developing 5 g. mobile technology in may the u.s. put restrictions on the companies citing national security concerns after washington accused way of spying on governments for beijing which while way is also vehemently denied strategy vice president andrew williamson again told us security is a top priority it's
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a private company owned by its employees as i say there's about $100000.00 shareholders and to me as someone that's come to this company i think it's extraordinary the benefits of running an organization like that because people don't necessarily just pick up their paycheck at the end of the week of the end of the month they have a real vested interest in the commercial success you really have to check everything assume nothing. and trust almost nobody and that's the process in the system that we stick to and work with many of our partners around the world on that basis. germany's most senior police officers voiced concern over rising levels of far right hate speech he's warning that it could lead to the formation of new extremist groups and terrorist cells in the country. for several years now with fluctuations we have seen an increase in violent politically motivated crimes coming from the far right we are also seeing
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a risk of terrorist groups forming. german authorities registered over 8600 right wing extremist offenses in the 1st half of 2019 that's 900 more than just the same period last year but despite that increase the number of violent crimes stayed roughly the same here's a brief look at the scale of the country's problem with far right extremism. one case that perhaps highlights of the threat posed by the far right was the murder of the politician bolton duca he was a member of the merkel's c.d.u. party and was a strong supporter of migrant rights he received death threats and was killed in
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june at his home with a gunshot to the head is suspected killer is believed to have an extreme right wing views. and although the police say they are working hard to tackle extremism art and culture from germany's left party doesn't believe enough being done. and the problem is that the right wing extreme right wing. or for violence lists as well of any lease one busy group called do not call it specialist extreme right wing group and they had a list of 25000 people who do politics christians who do activism for refugees we have a saying in german which say that for it's us blind on the right that means they don't really look at what the right wing and the real extreme right wing doing and during the last years they did a lot of what we lose asian organization is special we can be extremists and militarist ready and so we are the increase of. crimes of the right
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when we as well we have a lot of scenarios people of color. people being in danger or abuse being people in the last you. a few people will be willing to visit the site of a nuclear disaster if you are still good think would want to buy products made in the exclusion zone but a group of british scientists is looking to change all that they've been working on producing a vodka made with grain from chernobyl professor jim smith from princeton university says the atomic spirit is completely safe and has been tested in world class laboratory. well what we did we set up an experimental sailcloth in the main exclusion zone about 20 kilometers south of the power station and it is not one of the most radioactive parts of the exclusion zone but obviously there's some contamination that and so we looked 1st at the transfer of radioactivity and crops
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and we grew raw i and so then when we amended the grain and distilled it to produce alcohol we as we expected because any chemist knows that when you to still something you leave a lot of the impurities in the waste product and not in the the distillate alcohol so what we found was that when we measured the distillate alcohol we couldn't with very sophisticated equipment we couldn't find any radioactivity except a natural carbon 14 when she would get in any spirit drink. the trouble disaster shocked the soviet union on the world 33 years ago. almost 600000 people were affected by the catastrophe at the nuclear plant according to the world health organization professor smith says the vodka project is not about grabbing headlines but promoting recovery in the economically depressed area. but we want to do is make make money in order to help them develop that area and support the communities
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that have been affected it's a long road you know 30 years after the chernobyl accident and there are still issues particularly around the perception of radiation risk and people worried about the radiation perhaps when we scientists think the shouldn't they insert things in forums from that point of view to show that we can make a consumer product that hopefully people will want to drink so i have to say this is technically this is not a vodka it's more like in 30 high quality moonshine and what we're producing is something using the more traditional way that's been done in ukraine belarus russia poland for many centuries to allow our distil that he thinks and i agree that this is a good way of doing it because it keeps more of the flavor of the original grain and we've that was handed a tasting and they like the flavor. ok that's it from a thanks for watching phil thomas here the coming out with your weekend update from ati international.
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you know world of big partners and movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for them. midol for the troops the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. when lawmakers manufacture consent to instant of public wealth. when the running
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closest to protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room signal. to the real news is really. what is due before you came here where did you work before you came here when you live well death row in many us states capital punishment is still practiced convicted prisoners can spend years waiting for execution but most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty there are some people that because of what they did they have given up the right to live among us somebody even proven innocent after years on death row and how many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about.
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code for most of the shows just the fluid so almost. you would do in your. class kind of financial survival job today was all about money laundering 1st to visit this cash into 3 different. good this is a good start well we have our 3 banks all set up here maybe something in europe something in america something overseas in the cayman island to do all these banks are complicit in their tough talk received a softer give mccomas i am ready to do some serious 100 ok let's see how we did while we've got a nice luxury watch for max and for stacey beautiful jewelry and how about. luxury automobile again for max you know what money laundering is highly illegal thank you
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so much kaiser of course. thank. you. thank you so far well i'm going to jack to the no this is the comedy show we're americans in america covering american news are called foreign agents. look so look i love you know i love you guys here i love you at home i love all of you but every week in the comments of the e-mails i get people like i can't believe you know i'm covering fill in the blank kashmir's sudan or colombia where this particular person was killed in the woods or west virginia or my boss is an ass to me because on local media center and i look i just i just want to say i just want to say i'm trying. to make sure. your congressman got
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a rash on his ear lobe but i can't get to everything have you tried aloe. may not covering a particular topic doesn't mean i'm controlled opposition for your cousin's ears that your ways and it doesn't mean i'm in bed with big rash cream. on top of that even though it's in the title of the show some people don't realize i'm trying to go after the story that the mainstream media isn't plastering all over your television if you want to see that c.n.n. is covering then watch this c.n.n. is covering. for example there are large protests going on in hong kong and russia right now not really a secret but our corporate media won't tell you about other protests so let's get into some of the censored protests happening around the world thank 6 the large protests continue in honduras where a few weeks ago the american embassy was burned by protesters standing up against
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the neo liberal government. and i don't know why the protos burn the embassy did they not see the complaint box because it was right it was right we felt. for those occasions as reported by the gray zone 10 years ago the democratically elected center last left honduran president manwell was a lie or was whisked away from his residence in a brazen military raid supported by the united states is a lie is removal cleared the path for the interests of big business across the country he was whisked away in a military coup and we stopped the phrase whisked away was reserved for like romance novels. my dear friend the way you wish for me a way to get me to a picture as bed and breakfast. play was magnified. whatever point.

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