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italy's prime minister resigns and accuses interior minister. of pushing the country into a political crisis. u.s. attorney general william palm removed the acting director of prisons after the suicide of jeffrey epstein we discussed the conditions at the jail where epstein took his life with his former lawyer. fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey actually did not belong in the actual solidity to begin with. and the u.s. military announces plans for a new intermediate range hypersonic missiles often pulling out of the i.n.f. treaty with russia and test launching a new cruise missile. alone
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you are watching r.t. international i'm rosana lockwood thank you for joining us. now more than a year of tensions in a ruling coalition have come to a head with the italian prime minister just seppi county resigning that's after the country's interior minister met a ourselves in a call for a vote of no confidence bensky reports on the unfolding political crisis. yes. well that resignation over its lease prime minister said because they had been widely speculated for the last few days and now it's happened to force plunging italy into a fresh political crisis in his resignation speech on cheese the often he noticed a blistering attack on the deputy prime minister i mean to him in the cemetery he was so beneath over the leak basically accusing him of doing everything to
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profiteer himself and profiteers party but the government and he accused much he was so binney of being the one who was driving the government to crisis make it all up to the poll mantra debate will go to the president of the republic to officially communicate the end of this government intended my resignation this prime minister well sylvia nihad cooled 2 weeks ago for snap elections amidst the summer holidays in italy saying that the coalition government as it stood was simply not workable saying that he just couldn't work under the constraints of that government. in the world of business of the man as those that produce things but it's really demands action so the only thing that is really cannot afford is to waste time anyone who is wasting time is doing so because they're afraid of losing the seat we asked that we vote as soon as possible the italians would choose a government the government a coalition government was formed back in june of 2018 and it was
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a pretty of an or pretty or coupling between the left wing party of the 5 star movement and the anti immigration anti establishment party over the league the 2 coming together to form that government back in june of last year following the elections in march since then what we have seen is a rather rocky road with the partners having several disagreements including recently about a railway link. tween france and italy what also has happened is there's been a reversal in the fortunes of the 2 parties since those elections about 14 months ago back then we saw the 5 star movement taking the lion's share of the vote compared to the league and now it seems to have flipped on its head with poll suggesting if a vote was held today that the league that's material being his party would take some 38 percent of the boat significantly higher than what the polls say would happen to the 5 star movement so what does this all mean for italy now well that's
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perhaps the $1000000.00 question there is the chance that the 5 star movement to last through the biggest party could now go on to form another coalition government with of the parties including the democratic party led by italy's former prime minister netanyahu renzi and that was something that the material sylvie actually hinted about today when he launched his own attack in the senate we could also see a technocrat government or a national unity government or of course there could be those snap elections research center for electoral studies out there paro believe such a coalition never have a chance of long term survival. it was the 1st government formed by these 2 parties that by someone and never been in government and the league previously in government but with certain right governments so this was a new experimental coalition governments we have problems with that clearly show governments that these unique one was not expected to last
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a bit longer regardless of what that they would mean is there is hope to end the clearly beginning but of course nobody expected these to fall are. so close and to live balance to be left alone but this is legally surprising and even from the league didn't really understand why salvini moved to so fast in this very moment. in other news this hour the u.s. attorney general william barr has removed the acting director of u.s. prisons from his post after the recent death of discoursed millionaire geoffrey epstein some lawmakers have praised the decision amid concern over the conditions of the jail where steam took his own life. epstein was convicted of paedophilia back in 2007 at the time he was sentenced to 13 months in prison as part of a deal signed by then u.s. attorney alexander acosta epstein had many friends in high places among them donald trump bill clinton and prince andrew at the time of his death the finance chair was
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awaiting trial for sex trafficking offenses he was being held at a facility mostly reserved for the most dangerous criminals among them the drug baron el chapo epstein have been taken off suicide watch just spiked having made a recent attempt on his own life we spoke to his former lawyer mark ferguson he thinks conditions at the jail may have pushed epstein to 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 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
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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. 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
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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 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
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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. russia and china have requested a un security council masing following a u.s. cruise missile tests the weapon was previously banned under an arms control agreement and russia's foreign minister claims the us was preparing for the test long before the i.n.f. treaty expired. it's been known from october of last year when the us national
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security advisor john bolton visited us he said that donald trump statement about washington's withdrawal from the treaty is not an invitation to dialogue but a final decision it appears that then or maybe even earlier the us started preparing the missile tests conducted on sunday and banned by the i.n.f. treaty the department of defense conducted a fly test of the conventionally configured ground launch cruise missile of the us west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted this target after more than 500 kilometers of flight they intermediate range nuclear forces treaty was signed by moscow and washington back in 1987 and banned certain types of short and mid range missiles donald trump scrapped the treaty on the 2nd of august and on tuesday the us military announced plans to develop new midrange hypersonic missiles some u.s. politicians have welcomed the collapse of the i.n.f. treaty as an opportunity. the united states must regain the strategic
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advantage by expediting the development and deployment of a new generation of ground launched missiles now the department of defense will be able to conduct those research and development activities bent under r n f treaty so the department of defense will start their steps on building those systems they couldn't before u.s. diplomat jim jacques trist gave us his views on the missile test and the collapse of the treaty. i believe that the decision to pull out of the i about it was made of bad faith with the idea that we can attain strategic superiority over russia make russia's security situation and annabelle and that report. just with political leverage i think that's what these people think and i think of the speed with which this test was made is indicative not not dispositive not true but indicative that that was the agenda all along united states establishment's not necessarily mr
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trump but the if that was what she is china as another adversary to be eliminated i think they are on deck after the russians but nonetheless that's the way they tend to look at that they don't see it in terms of your other powers in the world with their own interests their own legitimate fears or influence how do we accommodate that how do we come to a balance of our will rather there's only room on this planet for want to join that's and these people must submit or view subdue. and avenues of thora t's in southeast turkey and cracking down on kurdish protests these are some of the latest peaches from the city of dio back where riot police used water cannon and take ass to break up the crowds the region has been gripped by an arrest since the firing of 3 could issue may if he were elected back in march the interior ministry has accused him of links to the p.k. k. which ankara considers a terrorist organization $400.00 protesters have been arrested in southeast texas
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since monday the government crackdown comes amid face of a cross border minute trip aeration in kurdish areas of northern syria. social media platforms twitter and facebook say they've blocked a number of chinese accounts for trying to undermine the protests in hong kong. we are disclosing a significant state backed informational creation focused on the situation hong kong this disclosure consists of 936 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 ground we removed 7 pages 3 groups and 5 facebook accounts involved in coordinated in authentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in china and focused on hong kong the protest movement in hong kong started by can chew over draft legislation allowing its
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dition of suspects to mainland china the demonstrations have since brought up the political issue and over the last 11 weeks rallies have frequently turned violent with police using tear gas and rubber bullets and he's done of course it takes a closer look at what's motivating the protesters. freedom fair elections 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 for big violence has even
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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 common with. the west than with china because of its british colonial past and then ideologies it here and are not exactly shy about their love for all things anti china 6 6. 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
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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 arce america is showing moral authority because we are 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 corridors of washington to marco rubio was so in all you 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
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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 it it is creating intentionally a great deal of confusion among young people who have been pulled into this against their own interests and we've asked the u.s. state department and the leaders of the hong kong protest movement to comment on the alleged links we've highlighted so far we have not yet received a response. tensions between beijing and washington no also high over another part of china taiwan beijing is furious that the trumpet ministration has approved the 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.
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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 s responsibly the deal does still need to be approved by the u.s. senate but if it goes through it will be the 1st sale of f. 16 fighters to taiwan since 1902 previous requests for jets by taiwan were rejected by the a bomb a administration and last month the u.s. state department approved another arms deal with taiwan includes $108.00 tanks and more than $200.00 missiles the deal is worth some $2200000000.00 and at the time 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 on officially supporting the island's military since the 1980 s. china sees taiwan as part of its territory so on the experts and lee says beijing
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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 there are basically elected with the same funding or the people who got people into the trumpet in a stretch 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 them into a war the chinese basically up and say that the u.s. is going to be at fault here because they're not being consistent and not honoring the 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. some senior u.s.
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democrats have been accused of abandoning some of their core values in the bid to get rid of donald trump in 2020 that's after they collaborated on a book on how to defeat him or food by someone accused of sexual harassment. given him a book once again put humor in the position of authority and that is a slap in the face to all of the room that he has these 2 mice. 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
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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. western media source says a warning that russian radiation monitoring stations have gone silent following the explosion earlier this month at a military science in the country's north medina cocina has been digging deeper into the story. 2 russian radiation money touring stations have resumed operation and this news follows a number of alarming reports that were made earlier by a number of foreign news media claiming that several russian radiation money touring stations went offline allegedly after a nuclear accident that happened in russia north on august 8th now the wall street
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journal wrote that 4 stations that were designed to detect nuclear radiation all went silent right after the blast the article raised concerns that russia was attempting to conceal evidence from the explosion at a missile test site the wall street journal quoted. both the executive director of the comprehensive nuclear. we receive data from monitoring stations around the world now he per jack to the potential path of the plume from the explosion and posted it on his twitter feed now right after the accident russia send special act sperry's to the site to monitor the situation and just yesterday the country's president vladimir putin said that there was no threat of a radiation leak. there is new and there's new spike in british and levels experts including independent ones monitoring the situation i receive reports from
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both military and civilian specialists and there's no significant change there but we are still taking precautionary measures to avoid any surprises. me now right after the accident there were indeed very few details available on what happened and that mostly fueled western tabloids so with the rumors of a true novel like disaster whispered radiation leak also appearing in the media with some even writing about the number of the disease to being higher now later the russian nuclear agency issued a report. revealing the accident app and honesty platform after a serious of trials and that there was no threat of a radiation leak. a us democratic lawmaker has apologized after pictures showing the marcus ass nation of president trump went viral illinois state senator martin sandoval says an entertainment firm hired for one of his fundraiser
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events was behind them the pictures were posted online by the senator's supporters who were at the fundraising event 2 in the photos a man is seen pointing a gun at another person wearing a trump mask the post has provoked quite an outcry. the apology from senator sanders all for the detestable pictures from his event depicts going the cessation 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 staffer or volunteer they should be terminated immediately martin some doval 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. the editorial director of the reactionary times here rivera believes violent behavior has become increasingly acceptable among some parts of the left. unfortunately the rhetoric from the liberal left has continued to
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get more and more violent this is becoming increasingly excepted 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. more than 30 children in the south of france have been diagnosed with all snake poisoning back in october release toxic from a closed off gold mine parents are more and more children could be affected. in
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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 sedimentary mud 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 on grass we were worried day and night our boy had very strong
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symptoms 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 still at by did deference of. all the dust is simply swept under the carpet while there is more a more obvious evidence that there was a natural sanitary problem and. my son got arsenic poisoning at school and in the valley of or b l where everyone was a tourist of one faction and especially my son because he suffered from their facts of the flooding in the schoolyard. where you can head to our tea dot com for more on all of these stories are we back here in around half an hour's time with your next roundup of world news headlines see them.
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why paradise with some around 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 but often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot 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 research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power.
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