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discuss crises ukraine and iran. counter in the french riviera. u.s. conducts its 1st test launch of a mid range cruise missile since pulling out of a cold war with russia it's designed to prevent the production and 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. hello there with headline news 247 this is all t. international from moscow welcome to the program 1st off french president has met
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with russia's vladimir putin and his summer residence on the mediterranean coast ahead of this weekend's g. 7 summit the top 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 few years mr mack on mr putin developed a close relationship we heard emmanuel macron call his counterpart dear vladimir a few times and a 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 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
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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 the only while they deployed. with mr zelinsky mr putin and mccool will try to work with the normandy formats in a few weeks. 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 meet
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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 did for now it seems that russia and the g 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
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this is also a message to donald trump who recently tweeted that and 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. to trying to reporting that while the russian and french leaders discussed washington's withdrawal from the end to mediate range nuclear missile treaty the u.s. has been busy conducting a missile test launch which would have come under that agreement we'll take a look at the details and have some reaction for you and at a later in the program. next that was social media network came to young british muslims to stimulate a political and religious discussion that has turned out to be part of a u.k. government counterterrorism program reporting next from london here's saskia taylor . basically work is a social news platform the word being
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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 for 6 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 to. what is fake news just lies really which is you put out a toy so that. the topic is off limits. gender issues climate change reaganism cats there's something for everyone and across all it sites has around 73000 for you follow us and one of its most successful videos has hit 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
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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 work but rather with its sponsor because a 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 grounds of national security and it's a short 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
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the u.k. the home office works and botanists it with a range of organizations to reduce vulnerabilities to organized criminal extremist interest throats in the u.k. now it's not just the wider public or uses who want told about the government's role the report also reveals that people who are invited on to woken actually featured in discussions one in form that it was a part of a home office and 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 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
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this is what. 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 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 a fake news clampdown to its instagram platform
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a new program for reportedly being tested for the public to become their own fact checkers if authorized by facebook to do so that is posts can be marked fake or false and will then automatically be deleted from searches and hash tag pages for example if an image is posted with a simple math calculation like this one under the hash tag matter expert the fact checker then marks it as false and the post will never appear again under that trend social media pretty advocate bill mears skeptical about this 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 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. sort of taking
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it to instagram which is a motion picture based medium to see the same challenges are going to face them and if they haven't got the resources to salute get on top of things on facebook you have to question with the resources to pollutions only so i think we need to seize accuracy to the. united states has launched its 1st test of a 500 kilometer cruise missile since pulling out of a bilateral agreement between moscow and washington the i.n.f. treaty was signed over 30 years ago to prevent the production and use of such weapons and i'm open of the details. but we have official word from the pentagon that indeed there has been a test of a missile that would have violated the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty that treaty has now expired and the usa has conducted a test of a missile that would have violated it here's what we heard from the pentagon the department of defense conducted to fly test of the conventionally configured ground
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cruise missile the u.s. west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted his target after more than $500.00 come on to his own flight now the test was conducted on san nicolas island off the coast of california we understand furthermore that the test was announced on august 2nd the very day that the i.n.f. treaty expired now the official reason for the united states withdrawing from the i.n.f. treaty was that they accused russia of violating that agreement now russia has said they did not and denies violating this agreement we've also heard from russian president vladimir putin who emphasized that russia won't be the 1st to boost its military if the usa were not to escalate following the withdrawal of the treaty this is what the russian president said if we receive verified information that the u.s. has finished developing and started producing the systems russia will be forced to be gay. in its own full scale development of similar missiles so even after the
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united states withdrew from the i.n.f. treaty we did not see an escalation from russia however the united states has proceeded to test this missile that would have violated the treaty now it's important to remember that the i.n.f. treaty was signed in 1987 and it was a key moment in the scaling down in deescalation and eventually end of the cold war however that i.n.f. treaty that banned nuclear and missiles of a certain length is no longer in effect now russia has repeatedly reached out to the united states for dialogue around this issue but so far the conversation hasn't seemed to start last hour i talked to professor peter qusay from american university's nuclear studies institute and he says the u.s. has been steadily reducing its obligations under arms treaties for the past 18 is. united states has said that this is not nuclear capable and the united states is
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planning for another test probably in november this one and somewhere between 508000 kilometers a range but the one that they're testing in november it's miscreants 300-4000 kilometers or range that's another in this series a very unfortunate moves that have been going on for the past couple of years at least well we can actually dated back to 2001 with the announcement that the u.s. is going to pull out of the a.b.m. treaty there's only one major nonproliferation treaty remaining the new start treaty which ends in 2021 and the united states has already indicated that it will almost certainly pull out of that one also or not when they do that one which means we are on the verge of nuclear anarchy. trump has launched another scathing attack on the new york times accusing it of producing some of the worst journalism in history they'll both came off the lead gaudio emerged of the paper's executive
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editor discussing how to cover the president and his administration in the wake of the russia gate scandal his ego has done of. frump is the russian acid this message of the not too carefully ciphered in articles and reports has been overwhelming americans and the new york times seemingly used all the power and authority of its award winning journalism to propagate the message. but then came the miller report something that was and to support had to become the 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
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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 asian immigration work to the near times for 15 years i think that the new york times has immensely damaged its credibility by trumpeting this narrative that trump was a russian agent certainly within the last few decades one of the most egregious
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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 kay 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 in a way that it's been about trying to sell hate and division among us we have a president of the united states of the race is this is a guy who is worse than
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a racist he is actually using racist tropes and racial language to 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 on is racism but none of this is is journalism and some is a kind of switching of one moral crusade or self defined moral crusade with another
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their coverage of the russia gate of the russian collusion story was a huge flop and during that story critics accuse them of ignoring other things that trump was doing so now after russia after the russia collusion story has for off the times has decided to cover other issues like trump and racism but believe me they'll do a very bad job. they'll get a lot of basic things wrong and and probably benefits rob more than they will hurt . britain's revoke the citizenship of a former islamic state fighter and it's left canada furious auntie's polis later explains why. well the u.k. has stripped form of fighter jet lifts who has been dubbed by the media as jihadi jack of his british citizenship but not canada has criticized this they say that they're disappointed in the decision don't forget that this jack let's also has
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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. disappointed that the united kingdom has taken this unilateral action to offload their responsibilities let's trucked out of 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 2016 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 are accused of being involved in some kind of terrorism it needs to strip them of the citizenship it was another case recently of begum who also went to live in syria under islamic state now according to international law no country can strip
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a post some 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 it was. we see at the moment is hundreds of foreign nationals who joined islamic state news to cross 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
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catastrophe germany's green party has been enjoying a surge in support among the time bush's environmental policies as a plan to completely phase out domestic flight by overall in the railways but are most germans on board with that peter all of it takes a closer look. germany's green party has been in full bloom in the polls of late one of their most recent policies they put forward is a railway revolution all trains on a hike to schedule moving at a cheaper price with better while a far right there with the ultimate aim of making the internal flights in germany i think of the past in the next 50 years by 2035 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 real passengers think of the proposal i definitely would support the policy i think i'd rather take the plane more often at the trains then the
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plane yeah if the whole network would have to be in a better condition going by train is really expensive and it's not very comfortable if you're doing a lot of travelling like meat it's nearly impossible to pull all the wrong to germany only thing so. the moment there's no alternative fuel for planes i'm not a frequent flyer but in that case i would abstain from flying altogether. my last minute ticket. cost me. if i booked in advance it would have been cheaper but if i booked for it to advance it would have been a fraction of that cost. everybody wants to see trouble be we can keep on bringing that however how much of this plan is achievable and how much of it is just in the headlines this would be a long way to go because it requires. investments in the right infrastructure
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and so far germany's struggling since years to complete right away in a structure brought chicks to got 21 which was supposed to make flights obsolete in the south of germany by allowing for foster raincoat and train connections between paris and the end of. the broaddrick the steel aged tests 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 plane and take the train it's also by raising asp as part of the plan is to put
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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 flight the passengers will pay up to around $40.00 euro in taxes according to calculations from the german environment ministry increasing kerosene taxes could raise as much as $7000000000.00 euro annually here at the main airport 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 travel 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. reliability at a price is not going to take the train to bin laden where we're going now. 10 hours pay like yeah the same. segan kerrison into consideration i think trains are
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better but not in terms of speed. but when the trains don't go away you need to the only option available is the call germany has the highest level of call rhona ship in the european union and the germans love affair with the automobile it's certainly not going away anytime soon peter all of a r.t. . ok that's good news for now racism in the u.s. in the spotlight next with award winning playwright calvin alexander ramsey and sophia go. cash cow and is darren alfonzo along his darned that's changing page he's dard. his 1st
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words were added i will say you're a child and post you've got 2 years to live. i have no doubt that what happened was scriven. let's concentrate market is a $1000000000.00 industry these companies have a huge financial motivation to solve these problems there are numerous stocks showing that doctors were keen to chest x. ray concentrates for insights of its own that patients want gives them doctors the wrong place to play. our current system why that would keep me from sick each of those years day. i don't know which question michel are it being hard to live where so many have.
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a welcome to sophie shevardnadze the oscar winning drama green book cast about racism in america back in the spotlight this is a problem with think of the past or is it still an issue very much alive i ask calvin alexander ramsey an award winning author and playwright who traveled across the united states collecting memories of the jim crow of. golf a century after the victories of the civil rights movement. still the problem is crime is on the rise by trump's controversial presidency will civil rights groups find fresh campaigns against racial hatred in america. and can racism truly be rooted out from the united states. calway now xander
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ramsey award winning writer and playwright welcome to the show it's really great to have you with us today mr ramsey know you have been digging into the green book for a long time the travel guide for african-americans during the jim crow laws that help them avoid painful discrimination and segregated south jame crowd may be a saying of the past but for instance film director spike lee believes racism is ingrained in the day and day of the united states days think it will ever be overcome completely. well it's going to take a long time because you know with the development of the i guess the you know the country with the native americans and with the you know the the many many years of bondage by africans who were brought here you know
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and then you had the black codes after that and then you had. jim crow didn't you had reconstruction and so is you know it's a lie it's a lie you know and what i will say that is has gotten better during my lifetime. i've seen changes but they came about because people worked to bring those changes black people white people people of the same i so it wasn't easy the strides that have been made they were hard fought. it off heard that there are special projects and local director is like new orleans black book or black friendly flat project that comprised black businesses making it easier for black customers to get certain services as this kind of a same thing as the green book. man misinterpreting it well the going.
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well is it is similar and a minor way it's i guess spending dollars with people of your same race and maybe mindset but the green book was totally different green book was a it wasn't a luxury where you could just decide who you could spend money with a where you want to sleep or a stay green book was really all you had because you could not belong to aaa equal not belong to any car clubs or hotel clubs that was just a big not just in the south but throughout the whole country so the green book was a not a luxury it was a necessity and it was really started by just 2 people a letter carrier victor hugo green and his wife elmo green african-american people living in our room and.

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