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and you are the product. because the use of all those convenient digital online services are only seemingly for free because we paying with our data. we have neither inside nor overview about our digital self and absolutely no possibility to actively control it. then put somebody on line as a see have a command. for vented about as they missed us this new student is a dot you got to spit sublist and now it's an increase in v.h.f. they can be out on cannot decide which of the he'd be at is that supposing cup a telecom lots on fit buy it in internet gun. this will be missed this is
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a few min get some good chefs de us open up the data brokerage child under-sized consequently frenzy at rest and on hand field sit under a few mit. highest and allow french banking to put sesson into account in spouse us mit diden tustin talked in z for i'm lost and for it was a big sum cow of. went that's so much better than i was vietnam s. fashioned so owned by specifies of yet off that side if you off to buy i'm almost certain for on on like i did and twenty less trust the bin lots and two hundred fifty rushed us to been would soon come under hostile explicit seem to see for light and it was understood that since the smashed and i group gets most unprofessional so far than one vial empties it looks worse it gets old and get out too much and he kind of did point out. the data we create our digital self is also of interest as a juicy source of information for the intelligence community.
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so quickly it is now being put placed on you asked networks infrastructure like trying to get a structure tapping straight in enabled by critical partnerships the full extent of which have still not been revealed to this day not even for the snow disclosures eighteen t. for aizen and a number of others but that's where it started with the phone companies ok it was it was rapidly expanded to include emails and all related information internet usage and all related from ation and financial transactions. the revelations by edward snowden provide detailed insight into the relationship between intelligence services and private companies. telephone metadata and web browsing histories are of great interest to the intelligence community.
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see that's really industrial relations. they were tapping the fiber lines between the google servers yet they don't even know this is going on google dot ok so i mean that's the point they can tap lines anywhere in the world and when they do that they can get it between the servers of any but any company. from my perspective i think there's been massive collusion between the big corporations and big government with the big fight the military security complex they have agreements between them where they will pay money for data if they produce data for n.s.a. or they will also pay for access and like for example the the room in the eighteen t. facility in san francisco that has the n.s.a. . it's the n.s.a. room that has the tappan on an hourly fee data and it's really eighteen t. that has them maintain that room facebook is evil in my view have been saying as he
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is it's the spies wet dream it does real for up all information and it's just there on a plate for the spies to access and we know they do you through back doors and things and yet that's a defamation has taken weeks or months together we're going into vigil they extend what google of information to google has is nothing near what n.s.a. does for example they do not have they have access to the emails if they're using g. mail for example but not all the other service providers and they don't so they don't have that data to do a composite view of what people are doing nor do they have access to all the fiber optic lines around the world nor do they see the banking transactions or the financial transactions or all the phone calls they don't see that sort of vast amount of information that google does not have.
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so that's something that is leading to increasing concentrations of power and you get some straw people these are companies and then these contracts to the national security sector as contractors. so the creative vibrancy. market capitalism is what i'm concerned about. many of the companies concerned reacted immediately to the snowden revelations they proclaim and advertise seemingly tap proof mobile phones and texting services followed by public announcements pleading that they will no longer put up with the pressure of the intelligence services.
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the way in which technology companies have reacted in the waiting list. leaks means that the level of cooperation between technology companies and and intelligence agencies has gone down and that's that's that's added to the threat in some ways. it would be slightly bizarre if all the advances in technology in the use of bulk data analysis which are improving. the performance of business improving the health care. delivery and so on somehow national security was allowed to do so. it's not as if the more secure you get the less privacy you have all the more privacy you have the less security you have these you know in a free society like we join the west. your freedoms are guaranteed by security and
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so the job of western governments is to find the optimal levels of privacy and security suppose some excellent. as a consequence of the september eleventh attacks the technical capabilities of the intelligence services were massively expanded international collaboration of national spy organizations was also intensified not always without friction and problems they have similar aims like combating international terrorism they get they listen in on one another. after the nine eleven hit there was this perspective that germany had had screwed up that the security services crude up that they had harbored terrorists. cells and homburg. you have a number of the hijackers. transited through live there
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play in there. it was a significant cell there's no question about that and there's a whole history behind it and i think i think as i said i said this even publicly said this in terms of the testimony for the bundestag the germany within europe was declared. a target number one and i believe i believe. significant pressure but clearly out of the secret partnership and cooperation to be indian others was expanded and we know that now there's again more evidence has come out there was a special agreement this secret and expanded sheria remit basically gave the united states car blodgett but also it was there was a b. and b. . not going to cooperate or going to help facilitate. the spring two thousand and fifteen a scandal erupts in germany regarding the close and secret collaboration between
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the german intelligence service be n.d. and the n.s.a. . the b n d cooperated with the n.s.a. to spy on european politicians and assisted the united states in attempts of industrial espionage. when the press reported that the chancellor rhee had known about the scandal since two thousand and eight it peaked with the german opposition threatening to sue its own government over the b endianness a fair. use victorian. now it's become this new.
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zine. in and as a cause an opinion dean went in and. from the indies and in these activities. just give us some us and to get up as it's your and i'm in don't go but if he isn't better vote it had to move to here as idiomatic honors a lot of good ticked invasion and fun toys ship guy i'm doing stuff with these and forking and a foothold. since two thousand and fourteen in nk wire into the snowden revelations meets in the wonder stuff for the first time i whistle blower from the usa reports to the parliamentary committee about the n.s.a. and its into relations with the german d.n.d. .
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william binney confirm the very close relationship between the b. n.d. and the n.s.a. to the commission of a relationship that already existed during his time in the us intelligence service . as even if i had the vanity and this. was and it was office it was kind of those lots of media in this in the field for a base of a hoax on the name took this year. get all the out of couldn't this instrument's the parliament how to control it and offer it contains to any clue to move in ten
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of the better than often things to fit in follow to see. the alpha so soon to see it so if we can involve we hadn't to see here stuff gotten in any moth eaten things that agony in the meat and if we could get out and see on the stuff it switched into parliament house you control clean them so i mean from what i can see they have the same problem of getting information from the b. and d. that the congress has from getting of getting information from the n.s.a. it is the either won't tell them or they lie to them one of the other i mean that's what's been going on in the in the u.s. government the point is that now in our in our case we've been this snowden material has made it obvious that they've been lying to the government that's what intelligence agencies are they are they are tossed to do things in secret that are unlawful. or politically embarrassing you see intelligence agencies aren't aren't controllable unless they're really heavily monitored and there's a verification and unquestionable verification process they don't have that now
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that's the problem in our country too we do not have a an undue unequivocal verification process that the agencies can't can't can't corrupt. that we conclude this is team in the minds of the things that this bill does the parliament audition can go into legal is kicked out so and i can this community still going to parliament that if you can totally immune them into some talk when these talks are going to ongoing when i mean all governments seem to be in a position of having to trust their intelligence agencies telling them the truth. and that is questionable nothing will happen in terms of any self-regulation as organizations are too secretive to complex to walk it is a house that regulates. the german chancellor in the bundestag parliamentary control committee are officially responsible for the control of the b. and d. . only with
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a more comprehensive and effective control of the intelligence agencies can civil rights and privacy be properly protected. what other options are there to prevent abuse or possible illegal activities by the spies. often only intelligence insiders are left to go public reveal institutional violations and become whistleblowers get theirs disparity between these individuals on the one side and the governments and intelligence services on the other and so the whistleblowers and activists soon find out what happens when they challenge these organizations. as a would consent and they be stopped and be a given the tool each will have to go ohm's or me as us and good luck to get. this
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being bandied react to your own admission you were team whistleblower snowden fifty sonam ya king you but i then shot and mutton. and. they are your own barrier give eason snowden some suits or a tie on the side kind basically just out. get through to him get told by a club about us trust them it must see vincent you want for been given isn't very good. after his revelations in two thousand and thirteen edward snowden tried to flee from hong kong to south america via moscow but the u.s. revoked his passport he couldn't continue his journey from moscow and had to apply for asylum in russia. stowed had been criticized about ending up in russia headed up in russia because the state department canceled his passport and so he couldn't fly a version are incredible our goal why would they do that that allows them to make
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the argument that he's working for russia and they can apply the nine hundred seventeen act why would they want to apply the nine hundred seventy because the nine hundred seventeen act carries with it the death penalty and they want to get in the death penalty the n.s.a. commission in the bundestag actually wanted to call snowden as a witness many voices in the german public support the idea to grant edward snowden asylum in germany. the growing up in the united states i learned that the first amendment is really key to being a good citizen freedom of the child is going to be something many women to the
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a north korean leader ought to meet again this time in vietnam were both very hard to eight months off to making history in singapore and they strike a deal on nuclear weapons. and finally end the korean war follow us on the twenty seventh of february for special coverage on al-jazeera. i know i'm maryam namazie in london just a quick look at the top stories this hour and as well as president has closed his country's last border with brazil just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign aid that he has refused to accept nicolas maduro made the announcement while surrounded by minute training we need as in caracas on thursday madieu are also blocked at the scene travel with the nearby dutch caribbean island of crest
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south where aid is being stockpiled mohammed jam jhoom has one hour from brazil what we know at this point is that the brazilian government plans to set up an aid distribution point on the border not exactly clear exactly where that will be although many assume it will be the city of parker imo which is about two hundred kilometers north of us which is just right on the border with venezuela and then venezuelan trucks directed by opposition leader why go would come into brazil get that aid and take it back into venezuela this all of course now becomes much more complicated of course venezuelan president nicolas maduro saying that the border with brazil will be closed tonight around eight pm local that's midnight g.m.t. that really up in all the plans that were being put in place by brazil's government . the u.s. and china are reportedly close to agreeing a broad outline of a deal which could end
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a seven month trade war high level talks have been continuing in washington to end the standoff between the two countries which has seen them impose tit for tat tariffs on each other and go she drawing up six memoranda of understanding on issues including cyber theft agriculture and currency. to syria now where two deadly bombings have taken place in separate locations a suspected car bomb has killed at least twenty people including oil workers and village near there as all dozens of others have been injured the area is held by the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces and then another suspected car bomb exploded in the city of affray and which is under the control of the turkish backed militia at least four people have died in the blast which took place there in the city center earlier there was a military parade in the city for the new free syrian army recruits we'll bring you more on that story and everything else in the news hour that's in twenty five
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minutes time do join me then digital distance now continues. you know who was the war the person in the end saying who did what he absolutely should have done. in a patriot doesn't mean you know obedience to a. putting aside your obligations to your people to your country for the benefit of your government because the office he creates is not. where she needs of eagles very concretely. streaming after talking attention to how the us has our own records shows that it was involved in one way or another in the deaths of more than one hundred twenty thousand people in iraq and afghanistan between two thousand and four and two thousand and ten. and the u.s. government's response is maybe hypothetically as a result of this release of this material some afghan family or u.s.
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soldier. could face risks. we will likely. face is the cost in human lives on tomorrow's battlefield or in in some in some some place where we will put our military forces the end result as a last year of the earth but a single person had been as a result. if you were going to write for a moment you lost a whole lot of time and that's why this matters is because it happened and we didn't know that we were told. for some people their superheroes for others simply traitors whistleblowers like daniel ellsberg thomas drake william binney and edward snowden. hackers and activists like the wiki leaks founder julian assange and the former british secret service agent and emotional they warn us about the
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complete surveillance of our society they oppose intelligence agencies governments and corporations and for this they are threatened hounded and imprisoned. why are they so committed what drives them. the intelligence services enough the only ones monitoring communications and processing massive data. also private corporations like google amazon facebook and apple collect millions of pieces of information about us to analyze and monetize.
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that simply is a self for a smartphone sacked that i am a person mentioned dr cynthia watched of this iran's once they're on it's just there are nine v.h.f. and the slick not to sit there for stuff to go see it does i'll skip to the other isn't we don't really know what exactly happens with their own digital trails our data is transferred invisibly to. huge data centers. sublimating into a complex new identity creating our digital self. to get to an event linked to smithy's that's the sky in a high human endeavor it doesn't just pad make it it's an ending of then thought into this you see if you do that stuff one may have the bus start to not feel and
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that again if you know it's off these hours for the long stunt and one for the finished ima feed so much money that is through an s.t.d. it is against us but it's an unfair and he shot and says in everyone gets smarter because of this technology because it's free or very inexpensive and the empowerment of people is the secret to technological progress. we are all participating in this enormous transition where billions of people are joining our party or joining our fun in joining our anxiety. misaligned akutan mission would end if we do buy lots fun in d.v.d. i don't doubt that shots i modify how it all started noir put looked at some of them given the new developments in machine intelligence will make us far far smarter as a result and this means everyone on the planet genetics revolution has a huge and positive impact on the way we treat disease progression disease and so
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and so on it's all basically because these smartphones are really super computers. and it gunson being a friend as well you just telephone not just me or does this is a gotten him going to them and been nice to him and i'm from no one's a smartphone into who was in touch i have it so i can get out and then it would g.p.s. nice man in love will b.s. and has asked me how my angsty advance into i was in touch in my mid towards. with the advent of the smartphone we have become even more visible. so under those glitches but. then it's not just i phones that i lost my phones i
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mean most small phones are these days smart phones capture our communication behavior along when where and with whom we talk. apps collect data about our user behavior even our health data in addition many people use digital data storage like clouds carelessly handing over their information all of our communities. are being intercepted elective analyzed and stored automatically and that means that all of our years or russians are associated and who we talk to who meet who we hate. as the old internet saying goes if it's for free and you are the product because the use of all those convenient digital online services are only seemingly for free because we pay with our data.
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we have neither inside nor overview about our digital self and absolutely no possibility to actively control it. then put somebody stole online as a see have a committee and then. ended about as they missed best dismissed so then you've got to spit sublist and now it's an industry seeking v.h.f. making b.s. on cannot decide which of the he'd be at is that suppose in cup a telecom lots on fit buy it in internet get done. this will blame us this is a few women get some guys have been up to date up brokerage haven't the slightest consequently a fancy dress to stand on hand feel this is under a few minutes by specifies it will be quinces highest and allow french bacon to quit says a hint accordions browse us mit the hidden task. for i'm lost in thought was
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a one off some cow off. went that's. so it's better than alice vietnam estimate you can watch passions all owned by speed size of yet alpha it's as if you're off to bed i was fearing for unlike you didn't think the last toss the bin would see and you have fifty rushed past have been would still come under hostile explicit seem to see feel like misunderstood bit since the smashed and i'll go it's most unprofessional so far going on via even decent looks persecutes will get now too much and he kind of did to point out. the data we create assembling our digital self is also of interest is a juicy source of information for the intelligence community. so quickly it is now being put placed on us networks infrastructure like trying to get a structure tapping straight in enabled
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by critical partnerships the full extent of which have still not been revealed to this day not even from the snow disclosures eighteen t. for aizen and a number of others but that's where it started with the phone companies ok grew is it was rapidly expanded to include emails at all related information internet usage and all related for mission and financial transactions. the revelations by edward snowden provide detailed insight into the relationship between intelligence services and private companies. telephone metadata and web browsing histories are of great interest to the intelligence community. see that's really industrial relations. they were tapping the fiber lines between the google servers yet they don't even know this is going on google dot ok so i
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mean that's the point they can tap lines anywhere in the world and when they do that they can get it between the servers of any any company. from my perspective i think it's in massive collusion between the big corporations and big government with. the military security complex they have agreements between them where they will pay money for data if they produce data for n.s.a. or they will also pay for access and like for example the the room in the eighteen t. facility in san francisco that has the n.s.a. . it's the n.s.a. room that has that happen on an hourly fee data and it's really eighteen t. that has them maintain that room facebook is evil in my view have been saying as he is it's the spies wet dream it does real for up all information and it's just there on a plate for the spies to access and we know they do you through back doors and things and yet that's
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a defamation has taken weeks or months together we're going into vigil they extend what google of information a google has is nothing near what n.s.a. does for example they do not have they have access to the emails if they're using g. mail for example but not all the other service providers and they don't so they don't have that data to do a composite view of what people are doing nor do they have access to all the fiber optic lines around the world nor do they see the banking transactions or the financial transactions or all the phone calls they don't see that sort of vast amount of information that google does not have. so that's something that is leading to increasing concentrations of power and you
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get some straw people these are companies and then these cracks to the national security sector as contractors. so the creative vibrancy in. the market capitalism is what i'm concerned about. many of the companies concerned reacted immediately to the snowden revelations they proclaim and advertise seemingly tap proof mobile phones and texting services followed by public announcements pleading that they will no longer put up with the pressure of the intelligence services. the way in which technology companies have reacted in the wake of the student. leaks means that the level of cooperation between technology companies and and
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intelligence agencies has gone down and that's that's that's added to the threat in some ways. it would be slightly bizarre if all the advances in technology in the use of bulk data analysis which are improving. the performance of business improving the health care. delivery and so on somehow national security was allowed to do so. it's not as if the more secure you get the less privacy you have all the more privacy you have the less security you have these you know in a free society like we join the west. your freedoms are guaranteed by security and so the job of western governments is to find the optimal levels of privacy and security suppose some excellent. as
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a consequence of the september eleventh attacks the technical capabilities of the intelligence services were massively expanded international collaboration of national spy organizations was also intensified not always without friction and problems they have similar aims like combating international terrorism they get they listen in on one another. after the nine eleven hit there was this perspective that germany had had screwed up that the security service crewed up that they had harbored terrorists. cells and homburg. you have a number of the hijackers. transited through live there playin there. it was a significant cell there's no question about that and there's a whole history behind it and i think i think as i said i said this even publicly
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said this in terms of the testimony for the bundestag the germany within europe was declared. a target number one and i believe i believe. significant pressure but clearly out of the secret partnership and cooperation to be indian others was expanded and we know that now there's again more evidence has come out there was a special agreement this secret and expanded sheria very much basically gave the united states car blodgett but also it was it was a b. and b. . not going to cooperate or going to help facilitate. this spring two thousand and fifteen a scandal erupts in germany regarding the close and secret collaboration between the german intelligence service be n.d. and the n.s.a. .
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the b. and d. cooperated with the n.s.a. to spy on european politicians and assisted the united states in attempts of industrial espionage. when the press reported that the chancellor rhee had known about the scandal since two thousand and eight it peaked with the german opposition threatening to sue its own government over the b endianness a fair. use victorian. now it's become this new. zine. deutschen go in and as a cause an opinion dean went in and. from the indies and in these activities. desk of is
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a must and has to get up as it's your and i'm in don't go but if he isn't better vote it had to move you have a city and what a con it was a lot of protect invasion and fun toys ship guy i'm doing stuff with these and forking and a foothold. since two thousand and fourteen in nk wire into the snowden revelations meets in the bundestag for the first time i whistle blower from the usa reports to the parliamentary committee about the n.s.a. and its into relations with the german d.n.d. . william binney confirm the very close relationship between the b. n.d.
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and the n.s.a. to the commission of a relationship that already existed during his time in the us intelligence service . as even if i had the vanity and this. was and it was office it was kind of those lots of media in this in the field for a base of a hoax on to him took this year. get all the out of couldn't this instrument's the parliament how to control it and offer it contains to an equal to move in ten of the better than awfully good things to fit in filed a c. l for some synthesis so if we can involve we hadn't to see here stuff taught in any law he contains that agnon the meat and if we can't get out and
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sit on this stuff it's moved into parliament house you control clean them so i mean from what i can see they have the same problem of getting information from the b. and d. that the congress has from getting of getting information from the n.s.a. it is the either won't tell them or they lie to them one of the other i mean that's what's been going on in the in the u.s. government the point is that now in our in our case we've been this snowden material has made it obvious that they've been lying to the government that's what intelligence agencies are they are they are tossed to do things in secret that are unlawful. or politically embarrassing you see intelligence agencies aren't aren't controllable unless they're really heavily monitored and there's a verification and unquestionable verification process they don't have that now that's the problem in our country too we do not have a an undue unequivocal verification process that the agencies can't can't can't corrupt. that we conclude this is team in the minds of the things that this bill
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does the parliament audition can go into leading is kicked out so and i can this commute the signal to parliament that if you can totally me i'm going into some talk when these talks are going to ongoing when i mean all governments seem to be in a position of having to trust their intelligence agencies telling them the truth. and that is questionable nothing will happen in terms of any self-regulation as organizations are too secretive to complex to walk back to his house that regular. the german chancellor in the bundestag parliamentary control committee are officially responsible for the control of the b. and d. . only with a more comprehensive and effective control of the intelligence agencies can civil rights and privacy be properly protected. what other options are there to prevent abuse or possible illegal activities by the spies.
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often only intelligence insiders are left to go public reveal institutional violations and become whistleblowers get there's disparity between these individuals on the one side and the governments and intelligence services on the other and so the whistleblowers and activists soon find out what happens when they challenge these organizations. as a would consider maybe scott can be a given the have to go home saw me as i was and good luck to get. this being bandied react to your own admission of being you were team whistleblower snowden as if to his son and ya king you but i then shot and mutton. as it's and. and for us to fall on their own barrier give ease a snort and some suits or at
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a time that's what can best be just aren't. getting through to get told by a club are just us them it must see vincent you want for been given isn't very good . after his revelations in two thousand and thirteen edward snowden tried to flee from hong kong to south america via moscow but the u.s. revoked his passport he couldn't continue his journey from moscow and had to apply for asylum in russia. stoughton had been criticized.
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hello there ever australia there's plenty of fine weather to be found at the moment bots if you look at the satellite picture you can see this world of cloud that's off shore this is a tropical cyclone and it's not hitting land at the moment but what it is doing is it's driving pretty wild sees towards the coast of queensland so these pictures of from the gold coast showing the seas that we've got they're really quite lively now that system isn't expected to make landfall ya it should stay away from the coast but it's going to continue to give us some pretty wild seas that a maybe some strong winds in the old showers as we head through the day on saturday elsewhere that is fine and draw i am force in perth it will be fairly decent temperature wise as well took temperature of twenty six degrees not staying system the tropical cycle and it's also affecting us in new zealand you can see all the cloud arching its way down towards the north island so we're seeing quite a great day for many of us then quite a bit of rain as well it's going to stay fairly unsettled for friday and for
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saturday to the south island will be a little bit brighter but the temperatures in christchurch will be dropping away just a maximum of seventeen here and we head further north we can see some cloud and rain that's making its way towards the northeast but it's just grazing the south coast of japan and most of us are getting away with a dry day so it's a really quite warm look at beijing thirty. eight to. go. if you've got or not doesn't need it. to wait it out are now.
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a fiend if you walk. from sunrise to sunset across asia. the pacific explore untold and fascinating stories one on one east. i know i'm maryanne demasi this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes the man is while i'm president says he's shutting down the border with brazil as tensions deepened over pleas for. signs of significant
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progress in the latest round of trade talks between the united states and china. and the pope calls on bishops to take concrete action against predators of priests as the catholic church convenes a global summit on child sex abuse. future in fingertips the microchips getting under the skin of thousands of tech savvy sweets. and i'm lee a hearty i'm in doha we'll have the latest from the europa league in sport returns for arsenal as they beat partly to book their spot in the round of sixteen. welcome to the program our top story this hour venezuela's president has closed his country's order with brazil this just days before position latest plans to bring in
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foreign aid that he has refused to accept nicolas maduro made the announcement while surrounded by military leaders in caracas madeira has also blocked and see travel with the nearby dutch caribbean island of curacao where aid is being stockpiled scuffles have broken out between venezuelan opposition m.p.'s and soldiers at a roadblock troops have forced some of the vehicles carrying the politicians towards the border to stop. up opposition to one is called for tens of thousands of people to form caravans to help carry us aid into the country president maduro says he is also considering whether to close the border with colombia where the u.s. has delivered hundreds of tons of aid obama is in the northern brazilian city of vista close to where a organized by one is ready to be sent across the border into venezuela and he joins us now and of course one is calling for volunteers to help bring aid shipments into venezuela any sign of that starting to happen now.
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mariyam there has not been any indication from brazil's government as to when exactly the aid is going to be delivered to brazil's border with venezuela what we know up until this point is that the government has announced that the planned distribution of aid making aid available to venezuelans who would come into brazil pick it up and then go back into venezuela that that is supposed to start on saturday february twenty third that announcement was made in the past forty eight hours but there are still a lot of questions we know through the presidential spokesman here in brazil that this effort is being coordinated with the united states but we don't know a lot of details beyond that it's unclear where exactly the aid is going to be deposited along the border there are some folks that we've spoken with here in boa vista which is the capital of what i misstate about two hundred kilometers south of
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the border with venezuela who have told us that they think that an aid distribution center will be set up here and that then the aid will be driven up to the border and dropped off there are others that we have spoken with who believe that the aid distribution point will be right on the border in the city of pocket i'ma which is the main entry point for venezuelan migrants crossing into brazil when we were there a few days ago we were told by many of the migrants that there have been many times in the past few weeks when venezuela will close their official border to brazil and migrants are not able to cross for several hours because usually it is open so how exactly this border closure is going to affect all this we just don't know yet what we do know through the words of venezuelan president nicolas maduro is that the border closure is supposed to go into effect around eight pm local time here which would be midnight g.m.t. mariyam i mean a meeting looks as though the question around what happens to these aid shipments
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could prove to be a flashpoint between the government and the opposition yet we know the country is in desperate need of aid supplies what does not do or say about why these a shipments can't be allowed. but president maduro reiterated today what he has said many times the past few weeks which is that he believes that any aid delivery plan being orchestrated by brazil is some kind of a stunt that is meant to make him look bad that it is some kind of cheap stunt for optics for the benefit of brazil for the benefit of one but to the detriment of nicolas maduro that is no surprise we've heard that before we also know that brazil has been steadfast in reinforcing this idea that they are ready to start getting aid somehow into venezuela they have said many times the past few weeks that in his wayland's are suffering and that they need aid and over the course of the last few days we have spoken to so many even his wayland's who have come into brazil just to
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get simple treatment for simple maladies and illnesses things like diabetes because they don't have insulin available where some of the people have come from things that should be very easily treatable that are not because of the complete health care collapse in venezuela and all the other problems that are going on there affecting the population so it's a very tricky situation brazil through the announcement that they've made to have the citizens here believe that this is going to be a relatively simple operation but they are going to drop aid on the border that venezuelan convoy will come in at the request of opposition leader why don't they will get this aid and take it back but even before today it looked as though this this process could be riddled with complications and i think we're getting to the point where we see some of the obstacles now all this being said the border between venezuela and brazil there is a main checkpoint on both sides but it is rather porous so there is the idea that
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even if the aid cannot get in officially would that would perhaps members of this convoy be able to cross in another point to brazil and get the aid really so many questions right now we're going to continue to check with the government the last that we've heard. from them in the past half an hour is that this foreign minister is coming up with some kind of a statement that he's going to get signed off on this statement from other ministers here and once that is done they will release to the public details of how exactly they plan to get this aid interview as well as starting saturday and now thank you very much mohammed john john with all the latest on that story from both vista the united states and china reportedly close to a broad outline of a deal which could and a seven month trade war high level talks are continuing in washington to end the standoff which has seen the two countries impose tit for tat tariffs on each other and go she has a drawing up six memorandum of understanding on issues including cyber theft
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agriculture and currency law on this let's see who's in washington force. the sort of a very broad agreement appears to be taking shape any details on the contents of a possible deal. well it is a broad agreement taking shape we began the day with that very rosy report from several some from several sources that an enormous progress has been made both in beijing last week and now in washington we have this memorandum of understanding we have chinese commitments to buy more goods a huge amount of goods from the u.s. thirty billion dollars more agricultural products each year on top of what they already do that we just recently got another figure two hundred billion dollars worth of semiconductors over six years the provide natural gas imports would increase and so on that this picture was really like well this things are really moving and all the nos expecting any kind of agreement this week so at least some sort of framework was being created but then just in the last hour we're going to credibly negative report from the new york times which said no negotiations and. as
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they've ever been the the u.s. negotiator robot. is simply told by the chinese promises the pledge is simply not buying that any enforcement mechanism can be put in place for any of these of these mechanisms the chinese are pushing back on accusations of stealing u.s. technology in order to in order to help their own domestic industry in fact they're just playing now for an extension. they have no choice now but to increase tariffs on march the first clearly that there's a lot of background briefing going on perhaps representing the different factions within the government itself certainly here in and washington the government is spent and we're all caught in the middle if the talks and fade and this is not resolved before march the fast that deadline you mentioned that how much more of an escalation in tensions could we see between the u.s. and china. well i mean it depends on how we define failure there was
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a sense again from the trade representatives. lighthouse and all the others who are all hawks on china that this is a deadline donald trump meanwhile has been saying it's not a magical date there has been talk of maybe sixty days further talks. what does failure look like that's that's the question is the framework of use to build on so therefore this can continue it's an interest in some ways to make a deal partly because he hasn't made any proper trade deal really yet that's been successful he wants to show that he's a great deal maker and his industrial or the agricultural the republican heartland of suffering he does want the economy to suffer even more into twenty into twenty twenty there's also incentives with china to try and have a deal here to show president xi is a great deal makers well at a time of economic. downturn having said that they have the deficit does increase next year in an election year well that'll be a huge potent weapon for the democrats to use it is in their interest to keep these
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negotiations going we simply don't know whether things will really escalate in the end of course we're dealing with donald trump as well so we don't know whether he will feel slighted and have to be tough to appease his base. and to protect himself from attacks from democrats that he came into the chinese or whether he wants that deal and let's face it economic issues aren't something that many people really understand that well so he could probably sell it as a victory to his base in the end we just we just thank you very much chaps you have a chance he bring us all the latest on those talks in washington. you have the news hour live from london more still ahead. at least seventy people are killed after a devastating fire in the ancient part of the capital of bangladesh ideas for past votes in a delayed election but have authorities taken measures to make them free in fact. and then later in school the west indies cricket said it's just the same style the record books that story in late.
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two deadly bombings have taken place in syria in separate locations a suspected car bomb has killed at least twenty people including oil workers in religion and there is or an area held by the syrian democratic forces dozens of others have been injured and then another suspected car bomb exploded in the city of a frame which is under the control of a turkish backed militia at least four people thought to have died after the blast in the city center earlier there was a military parade in the city for the new free syrian army recruits on all this as the s.t.'s battles to oust eisel from its last chunk of territory in the town of. civilians that were being evacuated from the town in syria's east near the iraqi border but that process has now been put on hold al-jazeera as imran khan has. on the turkey syria.

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