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i. headlines an r.t. the u.s. confirms carrying out the 1st test of a cruise missile previously banned by a treaty signed between moscow and washington over 30 years ago. also to come u.s. attorney general william bass sax the director of prisons after the suicide of geoffrey epstein he discussed the conditions at the jail where he took his own life with his former lawyer. fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey abstain did not belong in that facility to begin with and it's been revealed that british social media network and young muslims is part of the u.k. government plan to tackle radicalization.
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and i welcome it's just on midday here in moscow you're watching international our top story this hour the u.s. has conducted its 1st test of a 500 kilometer cruise missile a type previously banned for over 30 years under a now defunct arms control treaty between moscow and washington. as that the sides . well 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 cruise missile the u.s. west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately in practice target after more than $500.00 flight now the test was conducted on san
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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 begin its own full scale development of similar missiles so even after the 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
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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. i'm not reporting now with peter because nick is from the american you can studies institute he says the u.s. has been pulling back from arms control treaties for years united states has said that this is not nuclear capable and the united states is 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
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kilometers or range that's another in this series of 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 clear 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. for the use the u.s. attorney general william barr has sacked the director of u.s. prisons are the recent death of disgraced billionaire geoffrey epstein some lawmakers have praised the decision amid concern over the conditions at the jail where he took his own life well up sting was convicted of paedophilia back in 2007 back then he was sentenced to 13 months as part of a deal signed by the then u.s.
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attorney alexander acosta epstein had many friends in high places among them donald trump bill clinton and also prince andrew at the time of his death the finance he was awaiting trial for sex trafficking offenses and he was being held in a facility reserved for the most dangerous criminals among them the drug baron chapo epstein had been taken off suicide watch 2 despite having made a recent attempt on his own life we spoke to his lawyer mark furniture he thinks conditions at the jail may have driven him over the edge. the conditions to which he was subjected would go even the needs of the strongest among us it's this is one of the toughest federal pretrial detention facilities in the country and the conditions are inhumane epstein was subjected to conditions that were similar to those of guzman but not remotely justified
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by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapman chapo was alleged to have been and he's not a guy who has escaped from prior facilities like guzman was alleged to have done so one would be comparing apples and oranges to liken the 2 to each other but yet their conditions of confinement were strikingly similar and there's something fundamentally wrong with that and what's fundamentally wrong with that is that geoffrey abstain did not belong in that facility to begin with. just my own personal opinion it wouldn't surprise me to learn of anything that might have happened with jeffrey epstein and in my view at that in that facility the real story the real miracle is that we don't hear about these sort of things more about murdered pretrial detainees or suicidal pretrial detainees because the facility.
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is barbaric and it's a whole it's a it's it's like i don't use the word lightly lightly but it's sort of like an american go log for people who have not yet been convicted of anything so the real shock here is that we don't hear about deaths at pretrial oppressive onerous pretrial detention facilities like the m.c.c. more often. any of us could one day find ourselves rightly or wrongly on on the. business and of of the united states department of justice and nobody nobody sued should be subjected to the conditions that epstein was exposed to for many reasons one of which is that compromises your mental and physical functioning and you can't assist adequately in preparing your own defense and it crushes people we don't really know what happened to mr epstein but but certainly i believe
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personally that being a locked in a facility like that under extraordinary conditions would logically wreak havoc with one's mind and body so i certainly i certainly believe that they personally that they could have played a role absolutely i mean i think we would be foolish to to deny that but again one doesn't want to treat the symptom while ignoring the disease and the disease is how people are routinely denied bail with a shocking ease given the laws that congress passed allowing prosecutors and judge to do that epstein did not belong locked up pending trial and he didn't belong in a hellhole like that before he had been convicted of anything. not a social media network young british muslims has turned out to be possibly u.k.
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government's counterterrorism program with more details his son. wolk is a social news platform the word being a popular used to describe someone who is acutely aware of social justice issues especially racism it uses bright colors and has a morton told designed it's a space for political engage young people to come together and discuss the burning issues of the day. were created for us to eat you. just lie is really how we choose you. know topic as off limits out woke climate change the can is some gender issues kept the something for everyone across its pages has around 73000 followers and one of its most successful videos has hit 1700000 of you mark but scrolling through its pages one can see that its content is primarily centered around the experience of british muslims and their identity and
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politics so alongside islamic holiday well wishes you'll also find debates on different perspectives of terrorism for example but no one has an issue with the content of what with it sponsor because the report has just revealed that the platform is the co-founder of the u.k. government counter-terrorism strategy now the home office hasn't been particularly forthcoming with details about its involvement and what it did it meant that it has material from the project or if you start any question about the motives it's not meant or indeed the method that uses electrically on the grounds of national security and its short statement on the issue didn't really help clarify the issue any thought that we are committed to using all the tools available to counter the threat from terrorism in the u.k. the home office works in partnership with a range of organizations to reduce vulnerability to organized criminal extremist
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and to. throats in the u.k. it's not just the white of public would you says who want told the government's role the report also reveals that people who were invited on to work can actually featured in discussions that want formed it was part of a home office and they should have an initiative called prevent that is cause great control to see since its implementation back in 2003 and it's been called nothing more than state sanctioned spying targeting the muslim community is probably on surprising them that given the revelation related to the very project the backlash against it was quite strong 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 or this this is work situation i can't articulate myself how can the government expect muslims not to have trust issues with our
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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 it all needs to be screaming about this is urgent a recent segment on won't discuss tackling fake news the irony i'm sure is not lost on many now who look at the platform and see it as a minute factor brand filled with content promoting the secret agenda on behalf of the british government so there are questions being raised here especially in a country which was once voted as the most transparent in the world suss to tailor our team. for the media group which runs woke to tell this it is proud of the work it does for its clients meanwhile facebook is expanding its fake news crackdown on its instagram platform users will be able to flag what they deem to be suspicious
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posts the content can be marked fake or false and will then automatically be deleted from searches for example suppose somebody posts a false statement such as this one tagging it with the hash tag math expert if someone flags it as force it will never appear again under that hash tag however social media privacy advocate bill new is skeptical of the safeguard. it's when you get into pictures and primarily with video where things start to get really really difficult and at this moment in time the automated tools that they are using cannot tell the difference between a cat a dog and a terrorist this moment in time the humming certainly would lead you on facebook platform to use an enormous number of me of 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 a lovely picture based busy medium and oversee the same challenges are going to
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face them and if they haven't got the resources to absolutely get on top of things on facebook you have to question whether they've also got resources to police in strong as well so i think what we need to see is accuracy and authenticity. now still to come in every weekend of protests in hong kong we take a closer look at what's actually driving the demonstrations that will have more mass just. what politicians do. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so we want to present. something. to the right to the press that's what the 3 of the people. interested in the logs are.
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passionate. one else seems wrong. why don't we all just don't all. let me. get to see. this thing as a kid and in detroit equals the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. hello again now social media platform twitter says it has blocked
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a number of chinese accounts for trying to undermine the protests in hong kong. we are disclosing a significant stayed back to. focus on the situation hong kong this disclosure consists of $936.00 a cancer vegetating from within the people's republic of china over all these accounts were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in hong kong including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the crash the protest movement in homecoming started back in june over draft legislation to missing the issue of suspects to mainland china but has since brought into other political issues over the last month unleashed by the so frequently turned violent with police using tear gas and rubber bullets against the protesters like this rally happened on sunday and organizers say that up to 1700000 people attended his don't call to now it takes a closer look at what is motivating the protests was freedom fair elections
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democracy it's words like these you'll find throughout the western media coverage of the protests in hong kong but the reality of it is all much more complicated was . it's not just politics motivating the violence racial slurs against people from mainland china can be heard throughout the crowds and seen graffitied on official buildings protesters have also been seen brandishing the infamously racist pepe the frog me an internet hate symbol and this is enough phobic violence has even spilled over to protests in other countries. was. this anti china extremism comes from a concept called hong kong exceptionalism the idea that hong kong has more in
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common with the west than with china because of its british colonial past and that ideology is it here and. are not exactly shy about their love for all things anti china. 6 was. despite all the american flags and anthem singing donald trump says he had no idea why protests were being blamed on the u.s. but his cabinet might have an explanation since they've been meeting with one of the opposition's main icons jimmy lie. appreciation lies a self-made billionaire who's made a huge mark on hong kong's opposition movement he landed himself in hot water with beijing back in 2012 when his newspaper published an ad portraying pregnant chinese women as locusts and he's very open about his feelings for american values we need to know that america is behind us by backing our samaritan who is showing moral
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authority because we're the only place in china which shares your values and is fighting the same battle you have with china but there's another younger and not so rich rebel leader at play here too joshua wong a fresh 22 year old face of revolution a face loved in many quarters of washington to marco rubio was so in all the nominated wong for a nobel peace prize leave it to washington to nominate a leader of violent protests for peace when it suits an agenda the u.s. is very determinately supporting these protesters every arm of the corporate media. radio television social media is is raising them and always referring to them as pro-democracy protesters where they're not at all this has nothing to do with democracy and they are determined to sabotage in every way that they can any normal relations between china with hong kong and
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it it is creating intentionally a great deal of confusion among young people who have been pulled into this against their own interests what we have asked the u.s. state department and leaders of the hong kong protest movement to comment on the alleged links we have highlighted to alone so far we haven't received a response. we want tensions between beijing and washington the rules so high over another part of china taiwan asian is furious the trump ministration has approved the sale of fighter jets to the island it is warning it will take action if the deal goes ahead. china has made numerous solemn representation to the u.s. on the sale of the f. 16 jets to taiwan the u.s. just about all the consequences triggered by the sale it's $8000000000.00 u.s. dollars it's a lot of money that's a lot of jobs and we know they're going to use this f. 16 responsibly what the deal still needs to be approved by the senate but if it
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goes ahead it will be the 1st sale of f. 16 fighters to taiwan since 1900 see previous requests for jets by taiwan were rejected by the obama administration last month the u.s. state department approved another arms deal with taiwan it includes $108.00 tanks and more than $200.00 missiles the deal is worth $2200000000.00 back then beijing also accused the u.s. of meddling saying that it would cut ties with every american company involved in the deal with taiwan is officially recognized by only 18 countries but the u.s. has an officially been supporting the island's military since the 1980 s. china sees taiwan as part of its territory china expert and lee says that beijing will point the finger at washington if tensions escalate. there is some unity in washington to go hard on china and some of these folks who are elected they're basically elected with the same funding for the people who got
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people into the trumpet midst gratian and who fund the think tanks in washington and so it's all basically representing the same elite interests china sees this as an aggressive move by the u.s. to try to provoke the meant to war the chinese basically up and say that the u.s. is going to be at fault here because there are not being consistent and not honoring promises that were made in previous administrations and so this big departure is going to be on the u.s. and that's where they want to place the blame here if there is any military escalation that happens. now a u.s. democratic lawmaker has apologized after pictures showing the markets us a nation of president trump went viral the noise state senator martin some sun the vote says an entertainment firm hired for one of his fundraising events was behind
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them the pictures were posted online by the sense of supporters who were at the fund raising due in the photos a man is pointing a gun at someone wearing a trim mask as you can see here and they have provoked an angry reaction. the apology from senator sanders all for the detestable pictures from his event depicting the sasa nation of president trump is too little too late it's inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way if the individual pictured as a starter or volunteer they should be terminated immediately martin sandoval in illinois is further proof it is the democrats who are inciting violence i have yet to see a republican promote such violence every democrat should be asked if they support to disavow this what we discussed the story which would have their hands editorial director at the reactionary times he says the violent behavior has become more acceptable among some parts of the net. or unfortunately the rhetoric from the
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liberal left has continued to get more and more violent this is becoming increasingly accepted by the left in the mainstream media continues to blast this message oh we're seeing an increase in violent behavior from the left people complain about supposedly negative you know divisive rhetoric from president trump but i've never seen a president from stage a mock assassination of any of his democratic opponent what happens is it has the potential to radicalize the weak minded you know today's big assassinations become tomorrow's assassination attempt. in martin us democrats have been accused of abandoning some of their core values in their bid to get rid of donald trump in 2020 softer they collaborated on a book on how to defeat him or the by someone accused of sexual harassment.
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i was. given him a book once again puts him in the position of authority and that is a slap in the face to all the women that he has big to must. for the 1st time many women felt empowered to speak about their own experiences because society to them seriously and to their claims to be credible as an awakening taking place across the country women and yes men well aware of the sexual misconduct and harassment that has gone on for yes i think the policy has been quite equivalent and strong in saying we have a 0 tolerance policy. watching
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aussie international we'll be back with the headlines and more stories in just a. why a paradise with some ground turned into a round the experimentation field for agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments that often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot
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in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental racism going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. you know world of big part of the 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 the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
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this is boom boast broadcasting around the globe and covering the world of business and finance in the us all i'm doing a burrito and i'm christiane washington here's a look at what's on deck today global trade winds have made for choppy economic waters but are the recent fears a sign of something much worse on the horizon will break it down and get a broader take out with the trading and the euro pacific capital are both on hand to give their forecast for the brewing market storm. i imagine argentina are synonymous with each other in recent years so it's both parties on the verge of trading leadership their relationship could be significantly legal journalist molly bales is on hand to break down the latest in the rocky relationship. later photos and there's a lot. more on the ground with our g. correspondent sara months israel goes she will busy bring the soul latest on the us
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from inside china. showed it is from let's go. market continue to rebound on monday adding to the gains posted last friday after the dow had its worst session of 2019 treasury yields are now staging a comeback after the 210 inverted and indicator which has correctly predicted the last 7 recessions we've had over the past 50 years this bounce here further reiterates our thesis that the short term risk is now to the upside so while the fundamentals are completely garbage right now in the short term the market does have some legs as continued stimulus and rate cuts will set a temporary floor here in the equities market so we begin the week off in a risk on mood as we get yet another stimulus shot from the central bank this time from china the p.l.c. has finally launched a long awaited reform to replace its existing fixed benchmark lending rate with a new fluctuating loan prime rate this is now aimed to further lower real interest rates for companies essentially amounting to a rate cut the new al.

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