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but even putin and emanuel mccrone discuss crises in ukraine and iran in a friendly and. in the french riviera reports next. united states conducts its 1st test launch of a mid range cruise missile since pulling out of a cold war era pact russia which was designed to prevent the production use of such weapons. on the british social media network aimed at young british muslims is revealed to be part of a government plan to tackle radicalization. global headline news 24 seventh's. international on monday night at 10 here in the russian
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capital it's 9 pm in france that's where we're starting for you this hour the french president met with russia's vladimir putin at his summer residence on the mediterranean coast ahead of this weekend's g. 7 summit the talks lasted about 3 and a half hours with a quite cordial evidence evidence when the leaders spoke to reporters around the time the reports from the french riviera. well i guess you don't really give personal invitations to an international leader to these kind of places and this kind of format even if it's the president of a very important geopolitical player unless they are your friends so clearly in the past 2 years mr mack on and mr putin developed a close relationship we heard emmanuel macron call his counterpart dear vladimir a few times in death of lot of our putin just when he arrived he came with ok of flowers for emanuel macedoine's wife and it seemed that the french president wanted
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to make his russian counterpart feel as much comfortable as possible on his visit to france in the commission of the president was very kind and let us sit in the shade while he and his delegation are sitting right under the sun so i'll try to be brief. this kind of coziness definitely helps because the 2 presidents have many important tough matters to resolve in particular the crisis in east ukraine and they were frank that they were going to talk about it a lot busy what they want to do is discuss the revival of the so-called normandy format that's when the presidents of russia and ukraine get together with the leaders of germany and france to try and help resolve the cranium crisis which has escalated in the past couple of months. and we've made sure his demands can mr putin in america we will try to listen to the normally before mid in
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a few weeks but. there's no alternative to the normandy format and will obviously support it. now here's something else that's very important the french president emmanuel made it clear that for him it was very important to me president putin face to face before the french leader heads to bad trades that is the venue of the upcoming g. 7 summit that's about to kick off in just a few days and this is a summit that russia has not been part of for more than 5 years straight after the events in ukraine and mr putin was asked by one of the journalists if russia was keen to return well here's what he said. a little g. 8 doesn't exist anymore how can i return to an organization which doesn't exist today it's the g 7 regarding a potential format with 8 member states we never reject any proposals some time ago it was russia's turn to hold a g. 8 meeting but our partners didn't. and he'd for now it seems that russia and the g
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7 countries that were used to be known as the g 8 when russia was still part of it are on the different sides of the barricade when it comes to resolving the crisis in east ukraine however there are other issues like iran or disarmament or climate change in this case it seems that paris and. moscow are on the same page and clearly this is also a message to donald trump who recently tweeted that a manual macron shouldn't be speaking on behalf of the u.s. that tweet seem to be very angry but at least from what we're hearing from emanuel macron here at fort bragg on song it seems that the french leader is not changing his mind. trying to reporting that while the russian and french leaders discussed washington's withdrawal from the intermediate range nuclear missile treaty the united states has been busy conducting a missile test launch which would have come under that agreement or u.s. correspondent is across that story will be live with him
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a little later in the program. a social media network aimed at young british muslims to stimulate a political and religious discussion has turned out to be part of a u.k. government counterterrorism program reporting next from london here saskia taylor. basically what is a social news platform the word being a popular term used to describe someone who is acutely aware of social justice issues especially racism and it uses bright colors it's got a modern bold design and it's basically a space politically engaged young people to come together and discuss the bunny issues of the day you were created for us to eat and you don't go. what is fitness lies really which is you put out a toy so that. the topic is off limits. gender issues climate change weakness and cats that's that's something for everyone and across all it sites has around 73000 followers on one of its most successful videos has hit
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a 1700000 view mark so it does enjoy considerable popularity but if you scroll through its pages you can see that its content is primarily centered around discussions on british muslims identity and politics so alongside islamic holiday said it well wishes you also have debates about varying perspectives on terrorism for example now no one has had an issue with the content of but rather with its sponsor because the report has just revealed that the platform is the covert arm of a u.k. government counter-terrorism strategy now the home office has not been particularly forthcoming about with details of its involvement with wolk it has admitted that it has material from the project but refused to answer any further questions about the motives behind establishing at all or indeed what methods it uses allegedly on the
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grounds of national security and its statement on the issue didn't really help clarify anything further we're committed to using all the tools the bubel to come to the throne. from terrorism in the u.k. the home office works and botanists it with a range of organizations to reduce vulnerabilities to organized criminal extremist interests throats in the u.k. now it's not just the wider public or users who aren't told about the government's role the report also reveals that people who were invited on to woken actually featured in discussions one in form that it was a part of the home office an initiative this is an initiative called prevent that has caused great controversy since its implementation back in 2003 and that's been accused of essentially being a state sanctioned spying and targeting muslim minorities so the revelation that won't is
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a part of that very project probably unsurprisingly was met with quite the backlash this complete absence of transparency is just one of many reasons why there is such little trust between muslim communities and government so angry about home office this is work situation i can't articulate myself how can the government expect muslims not to have trust issues with our government. the betrayal of trust that we face at every level of every institution include an online spaces media platforms arts and cultural events civic life and everything else is honestly something i think everyone concerned with racism and all needs to be screaming about this is urgent a recent segment on won't discuss tackling fake news i'm sure the irony is not lost on many now that when they look at the platform and see it as a manufactured brand filled with content that's pushing secretly an agenda on
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behalf of the british government so there are serious questions being raised especially in a country that was of course voted once as the most transparent in the world. meanwhile facebook is expanding its fake news clampdown to its instagram platform and you programs reportedly being tested for the public to become their own fact checkers if authorized by facebook to do so posts can be marked fake or false or more than automatically be deleted from searches and hash tag pages for example if an image is posted with a simple mathematics calculation like this one under the hash tag math expert the fact checker that market of folsom outpost will never appear again under that strand social media privacy advocate bill means skeptical though he says facebook struggling to monitor its own pages. it's when you get into pictures and primarily with video where things start to get really really difficult and at this moment in the automated tools that they're using cannot tell the difference between
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a dog and a terrorist at this moment and the herding certainly would lead you on facebook platform to use an enormous number of me or people who sit and do nothing but look through these videos to moderate them and to recognize them. taking this sort of technique to instagram which is our last picture based medium oversee the same challenges are going to face them and if they haven't got the resources to. get on top of things on facebook you have to question whether they've also got resources to pollutions on as well so i think what we need to see is accuracy and authenticity. united states has launched its 1st test of a 500 kilometer cruise missiles pulling out of a buy that from agreement between moscow and washington have treaty was signed over 30 years ago to prevent the production and use of such weapons let's go live now to our correspondent in new york kind of open hi again the u.s. not wasting any time since walking out of that treaty then. indeed now the
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department of defense has confirmed that with this point we do have a test of a missile that would have violated the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty if that treaty ristal in effect that the test that was just conducted would have violated it however that treaty is no longer in effect and a missile has been tested here is what we heard from the pentagon. the department of defense conducted to fly test of the conventionally configured ground cruise missile oh the u.s. west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted this target after more than 500 flight and now the test was conducted as we understand off the coast of california on san nicolas island and we understand furthermore that the test was announced on august 2nd
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the very day that the i.n.f. treaty expired now the united states withdrew from the i.n.f. treaty queues in russia violating it saying that russia had violated the i.n.f. treaty however russia said they did no such thing that russia simply did not violate it no proof was put forward by the united states and we heard of russian president vladimir putin emphasized that russia would not be taking the 1st steps in boosting the military if the united states proceeded with this test after withdrawing from the i.n.f. treaty this is what we heard from the russian president if we receive very hard information that the u.s. is finished developing started producing these systems russia will be forced to begin its development of suman a missile. so in addition to the united states withdrawing from the i.n.f. treaty we now have confirmation that the test which was announced on august 2nd has indeed been carried out the usa has conducted a test of
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a missile that would have violated the i.n.f. treaty now the i.n.f. treaty was signed in 1987 and it was a key and pivotal moment in the deescalation and eventually scaling down towards the end of the cold war it resulted in kind of an end of the arms race and a gradual deescalation of tensions between the united states and the soviet union well now the united states has withdrawn from the i.n.f. treaty and taken the next step of testing a missile that would have violated it now russia has reached out to the united states for dialogue about possibly putting some kind of new treaty into effect and halting the potential for a new arms race as yet it doesn't seem like that conversation has really gotten going so at this point we do have confirmation that a test was carried out it was carried out off the coast of california. ok for now kind of open in new york thanks for that. donald trump's in the interest of the
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scathing attack on the new york times accusing it of producing some of the worst journalism in history came out. of the paper's executive editor discussing how to cover the president and his administration in the wake of the russia gate scandal he goes down of. trump is the russian assett this message to carefully son for the nonce the calls and reports has been overwhelming americans and the new times seemingly used all the power and authority over its award winning journalism to propagate the message. but then came the miller report something that was in to support had to become the
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fatal blow to donald trump's credibility rebound ricocheted and had the media back with the momentum of a boomerang for the new york times it meant this we built our newsroom to cover one story and we did it truly well now we have to regroup and shift resources in emphasis to take on a different story this is part of a league transcript from dean baquet the new york times executive editor giving a speech in front of the paper's authors this shift he's talking about is far from good news for trump because apparently now the newspaper is going to degrade him from a russian puppet to something arguably much worse a racist. race in the next year is going to be a huge part of the american story and i mean race in terms of not only african-americans and their relationship with donald trump but latino's in immigration work to the near times for 15 years i think that the new york times has
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immensely damaged its credibility by trumpeting this narrative trump was a russian agent certainly within the last few decades one of the most egregious journalistic failures a terrible terrible failing and. i find it disturbing that dean baquet the executive editor of the new york times what will even acknowledge it mr k. also likes to put the new york times on a pedestal for being one of the few remaining independent journalism sources out there except to believe that you'd have to deliberately ignore the distinctive scent of partisanship reeking from the paper's supposed new racism narrative donald trump publicly and unapologetically embraced a political strategy may hate racism and division he's a man who cosies out to the white supremacist has been about trying to divide us
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in a way that it's been about trying to sell hate and division among us we have a president of the united states is a racist this is a guy who is worse than a racist he is actually using races tropes and racial language for political gain the newspaper might have begun to retroactively implement the changes since it recently changed the headline of one of its articles from this to this under the pressure from well the democrats so one thing is for sure race will be a huge part of the american story next year the presidential one what happened. the moeller report did not deliver as the new york times and much of the other mainstream media promised that it would and from that transcript you see that they are going to pivot to another kind of campaign against trump which will be focusing
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on is racism but none of this is journalism and some is a kind of switching of one moral crusade or self defined moral crusade with another their coverage of the russian the russian clues and story was it seems well and during that story critics accuse them of ignoring other things that trump was doing so now after russia after the russia collusion story as for up to the times has sided over other issues like trump and racism but believe me it will do a very bad job. they'll get a lot of basic things wrong and and probably benefits rob more than they will. britons revoke the citizenship of a form a islamic state fighting and it's left canada firas near explains why. while the u.k. has stepped form a fight have checklists who has been dubbed by the media as jihadi jack of his
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british citizenship not canada has criticized this they say that they're disappointed in the decision don't forget that this jack let's also has canadian citizenship and a statement has been released by the canadian ministry of public safety terrorism knows no borders so countries need to work together to keep each other safe canada is disappointed that the united kingdom has taken this unilateral action to offload their responsibilities let's talk to if university after converting to islam and moving to syria back in 2014 he participated in a number of battles before being taken hostage by could forces in june 2006. he gave an interview in which he said that his move to the middle east was part of the search for the truth and he denied having ever been involved in islamic state it's a controversial move by the united kingdom that whenever it finds that its citizens
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are accused of being involved in some kind of terrorism it needs to strip them of the citizenship it was another case recently begun who also went to live in syria and the islamic state now according to international law no country can strip of posts and of their nationality if it leaves them homeless as it does in the case of begum lawyers representing her family have actually written to the home secretary and accused british authorities are failing to protect the teenager from being sucked in and being groomed by islamic state the u.k. has a long tradition of stripping its nationals of citizenship as a means of preventing them from returning to britain after they become accused of being involved in terror activities european human rights judges have also ruled that this is illegal and what we see at the moment is hundreds of foreign nationals
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who joined islamic state moved across to syria and iraq to fight in their ranks who are now being stripped of their nationality and being prevented from returning home . with almost daily warnings of an impending global climate catastrophe germany's green party has been enjoying a surge of support among its ambitious environmental policies as a plan to completely phase out the best of luck. germany's green policies being in full bloom in the polls of late one of the most recent policies they put forward is a railway revolution full trains on a tight schedule moving at a cheaper price waste better while you fight it with the ultimate aim of making internal flights in germany i think of the past in the next 50 years by trying to city 5 who want to make domestic flights largely obsolete with all of that said to cost the states around $3000000000.00 euro a year what the rail passengers think of the proposal i definitely would support
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the policy i think i drive to take the pain more often at the trains 3 then the plane yeah if that whole network would have to be in a better condition going by train is really expensive and it's not very complicated if you're doing a lot of traveling like me it's nearly impossible to prove all the wrong to germany only 3 so. the moment there's no alternative forms of things because of the suv i'm not a frequent flyer but in that case i would abstain from flying altogether. my last minute ticket from munich cost me 150 euro if i put in advance it would have been cheap but if i booked a flight to that sounds it would have been a fraction of that cost everybody wants to see travel be quick and cheap bring them however how much of this plan is achievable and how much of it is just
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a headline. this would be a long way to go because it requires us investments in infrastructure and so far germany is struggling since years to complete right away in a structure brought $21.00 which was supposed to make flights obsolete in the south of germany by allowing for fog. to rain kind of train connections between paris and the end of. the broaddrick this delay to paris become twice as costly as the planned time so yes i ask myself how is it going to be put into practice. here we are in munich now that journey took just short to find a vowel is under the proposed plans all journeys would have to be completed within 4 and it's not just by lowering train face that the hoping to get people to the
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plane and take the train it's also why raising aspect is positive the plan is to put taxation on kerosene jet fuel on a level with taxation on petrol at $65.00 euro cents a liter currently depending on the length of the fly passengers will pay up to around 40 euro in taxes according to calculations from the german environment ministry increasing kerosene taxes could raise as much as 7000000000 euro our new here at the main report in munich we found a real mixed bag of opinions when it came to getting people off planes and on to trains. it takes longer so i wouldn't want to have a a i was for so much that several hours i think it should be wise vs should be better to invest in the infrastructure of the trains etc cycles more and reliability better prices not going to take the train to bed linwood going now.
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10 hours pay like yeah the same of going to kill seguin kerrison into consideration i think trains are better but not in terms of speed. but when the trains don't go away you need to the only option available is the cost germany has the highest level of call rhona ship in the european union and the germans love affair with the automobile certainly not going away anytime soon peter all of a. eunuch. thanks for checking across news at this hour your next update from us follows cross talk. cash calendar is drawing alfonzo along doing. this changing pay change
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california alone makes $6000000000.00 a year of to prison complex just to get some $25.00 where. you don't care. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle a new foreign policy think tank will start business challenging foreign policy orthodoxies it's called the quincy institute for responsible state this is not an ordinary think tank it is funded by charles koch and george soros among others talk about strange bedfellows can these establishment billionaires take on the foreign policy blog.
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talking strange bedfellows i'm joined by my guest on the bar in new york he's host of the c.p.r. news a daily radio newscast in london we have been bomber he is a professor of international politics at city university of london with research interest in american foreign policy and its thing thanks as well as author of several books including think tanks and power in foreign policy and foundations of the american century and in oxford we cross to could see he is a senior policy consultant and british american security information council retired u.s. diplomat and an expert on strategic intelligence and conflict resolution all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in fact that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate let me go to london and we were talking before this recording about the novelty of this quincy institute coming into being the media has commented on i was obviously because of the who is going to be funding it someone
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very much to the left and somebody very much to the right before we talk about the principles involved in it what do you think of the idea itself i mean it is coming out against endless war wars that do not need to be. started in the 1st place i mean there is a need for it and i'm all for it i raise my hand in agreement we'll talk about what's problematic about it go ahead in london. yeah i think where when i read about in the last couple of days i it was a surprising development but when one kind of sits on the thinks about it a bit more it's quite clear that since the end of the cold war and particularly since $911.00 there have been tendencies both on both right and left and probably longer as well if you look at the cato institute and right through the year after the iraq war into libya there's been a kind of growth of a kind of right wing anti military intervention feeling.

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