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sure and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics or business i'm sure business i'll see you. headlines in our t.v. u.s. confirms it has carried out the 1st test of a cruise missile previously banned by treaty signed between moscow and washington over 30 years ago. the u.s. attorney general. and the director of prison after the suicide of geoffrey epstein he discussed the conditions at the jail where he took his own life but his former lawyer. fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey have seen did not belong in that facility to begin with and it has been a pretty social media network. is part of the u.k. government plan to tackle radicalized.
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good afternoon you're watching r.t. international now the u.s. has conducted its 1st test of a 500 kilometer cruise missile type previously banned for over 30 years under a now defunct arms control treaty between moscow and washington. has more to tell. 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 launch cruise missile off the u.s. west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted this target after more than 500 kilometers of flight now the test was
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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. wired 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 us has finished developing and started producing these 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 and i'm open i would be to koos naik is from the american you can a studies institution he says the u.s. has been pulling back from 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 the remember it's miscreants 300-4000
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kilometers or range there's another one this year is a very unfortunate moves that have been going on for the past couple 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 out of that one also or not renew that one which means we are on the verge of nuclear anarky. now the u.s. attorney general william barr has sacked the director of u.s. prisons after the recent death of disgraced binay geoffrey epstein some lawmakers have praised decision that made concern over the conditions at the jail where he took his own life epstein was convicted of paedophilia back in 2007 and back then he was sentenced to 13 months as part of a deal signed by then u.s.
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attorney alexander acosta epstein had many friends in high places and among them donald trump bill clinton and also prince andrew but the star at the time of his death the financier was awaiting trial for sex trafficking offenses he was being held at a facility reserved for the most dangerous criminals among them the drug baron el chapo steven had been taken off suicide watch despite having made a recent attempt on his own life to when we spoke to his lawyer mark fernie key things conditions at the jail may have driven him over the edge. the conditions to which he was subjected would buckle even the knees 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
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justified by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapo was alleged to have been 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 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
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we don't really know what happened to mr epstein but but certainly i believe 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. social media networking to young british muslims has turned out to be part of the u.k.
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government came to terrorism program with more details on this story hayes sask its side. what is a social news platform the word being a popular used to describe someone who's acutely aware of social justice issues especially racism uses bright colors as a morton told design 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 what you. just lie is really how we choose you. know topic as off limits out woke climate change beacon as 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 meant or indeed the methods that it uses electrically on the grounds of national security and its short statement on the issue didn't really help clarify the issue any thought we committed to using all the tools available to counter the threat from terrorism in the u.k.
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the home office works in partnership with a range of organizations to reduce vulnerability to organized criminal extremist and to. throats in the u.k. it's not just the white a public pool users 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 unsurprising them that given the revelation that work is related to that 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 the government so angry about home office this is work situation i can't articulate myself how can the government expect muslims not to
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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 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 and. well the media group which runs woke told us it is proud of the work it does for its clients meanwhile facebook is expanding its crackdown on fake news
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to its instagram platform users will be able to flag what they deem to be suspicious posts the content can then be marked fake or force and more then be automatically deleted from searches for example suppose somebody posts a false statement such as this one giving it the hash tag math expert if somebody flags it is false it will never appear again under the hash tag however social media privacy advocate bill new is skeptical. 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 with libya on facebook's platform to use an enormous number. of people who sit and do nothing but look through these videos to moderate them and try to recognize them with it now taking this sort of technique to instagram which is a largely picture based medium and obviously the same challenges are going to face
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them and it 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 and spawn as well so i think what we need to see is accuracy and authenticity. imagine a weekend of crisis and homecoming we take a closer look at what's actually driving the demonstrations that more or less. you know world big partisan 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. and shouting past
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each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. will make this manufactured to send to the public wealth. when the ruling classes to protect themselves. in the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. nor middle of the room signal. room the real news is really. come back my 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. and focused 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 crack of the protest movement in hong kong started backing the you know what draft legislation to missing it the issue of suspects to mainland china but has since pulled into other political issues over the last 11 weeks bally's have frequently turned violent pleas she's in to gas and rubber bullets against the pay testers like this rally happened on sunday and organizes do say $1700000.00 paper turned up on his don't call to takes a closer look now at what is motivating the protest 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 i. was. 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 but back in our some america is showing moral
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authority because we are the only place in china which shows you volleys 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 corridors of washington to marco rubio was so in all he nominated wong for a nobel peace prize leave it to washington to nominate a leader of violent protests for peace when it suits them 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. well we asked the u.s. state department and leaders of the hong kong protest movement to comment on the alleged links we have highlighted although so far we haven't received a response. we now tensions between beijing and washington are also high over another part of china taiwan ageing is furious the trump of ministration has approved this sale of fighter jets to the island and 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 these f. $16.00 responsibly what the deal still needs to be approved by the senate but if it
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does go ahead it will be the 1st sale of f. 16 fighters to taiwan since 1902 previous requests for jets by taiwan who were rejected by the obama administration last month the u.s. state department approved another arms deal with taiwan though 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 it would cut ties with every american company involved in the deal taiwan is officially recognized by only 18 countries but the u.s. has been has 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
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elected they're basically elected with the same funding or the people who got 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. no u.s. democratic lawmaker has apologized after pictures showing the moccasins the nation of president trump when fireroom illinois state senate is a modern sun the vo says an entertainment for one of his fund raising events was
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behind the pictures were posted online by the senate to supporters who were at the fund raising to you in the photos a man is pointing a gun at somebody wearing mask and they provoked an angry reaction. the apology from senator sanders will for the detestable pictures from his event depict in assassination 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 star for all volunteer they should be terminated immediately martin sunday overall 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 or disavow this or we discuss the situation to know where he is editorial director at the reactionary times and he says the violent behavior has become more acceptable among some parts of the left. 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 assassinations become tomorrow's assassination attempts. by more than 30 children in the south of france being diagnosed with arsenic poisoning our preferred back in october released toxic mud from a closed off gold mine parents there are now worried more children could be
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affected. in october 28th away flooded the entire school courtyard and carried away all the walls that were here after this the yard was covered with a layer of sedimentary mugs and unfortunately 6 months later in april we unexpectedly found out that the level of arsenic was abnormally high then the team from the geological research office conducted an independent examination and said that now despite the conclusion of the previous team there are no more traces of arsenic. on it eventually we were worried day and night i would more had. strong symptoms
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but when the results were given to us at the hospital the doctors told us the symptoms were related to the levels of arsenic we're struggling to deafen is. all the dust is simply swept under the carpet while there is more and more obvious evidence that there was a natural sanitary problem. my son got arsenic poisoning at school and in the valley of all b.l. where everyone was a tricycle for one faction and especially my son because he suffered from their facts of the flogging and school yard. and that is the news for now here not say that's high things are looking way back with more than just over half an.
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thank god. greetings and sally you taishan. with the tragic mass shootings in ohio and texas still hanging heavy in the summer air the united states has been struggling to find answers birds epidemic issues with gun violence and while many a challenger for the top political seat in the land has sounded off on mass shootings while on the 2020 campaign trail few of these presidential candidates or the cable television pundits the fall of them have touched on
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a very troubling side to the story of violence through god and that is gun violence perpetrated by u.s. police officers as independent writer and researcher alabaster observes mass shootings have taken 339 people's lives since 2015 but within the same time period police who are responsible for enforcing gun laws have shot and killed $4355.00 people percentage wise that works out to 1200 percent more people being killed by cops with guns than mass shooters. talk about your uncomfortable truths my friends you see our news media and politicians are very quick to jump into that spotlight and take photos with the orphaned and injured when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of mass shootings comes to the thin blue line. and there are shootings. not so much stop police terror project d.c.'s.

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