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if. nothing. is grow that hundreds of islamic state fights it is may have been able to flee the liberated syrian city of rocket and you can says only a fraction of the three hundred suspected militants were detained as they left the can you say that no isis fighters leave the cities and go somewhere else can you say that we can't say with one hundred percent certainty that. russia's parliament passes a law allowing the kremlin to classify media outlets as foreign agents it follows a similar move made against dancing in the united states and also to kill me u.k. think tank feels that volunteers attempting to help red cross international borders are being treated as criminals by the year we hear from an aide worker fell foul of the authorities and. it's quite obvious that you don't do it for money and purely
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did it out of the humanitarian desire to help this little girl. hello there comes to life from moscow you're watching international now it is suspected that hundreds of islamic state fighters have been allowed to flee the liberated syrian city of raco they've reportedly left in convoys as part of a deal brokered to bring to an end the fighting in the area here's how a pentagon the spokes person responded to the claims. there were four foreign fighters that were identified and were detained by the syrian democratic forces out of the rest of the out of the three thousand five hundred civilians approximately
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three hundred were identified and screened as potential isis fighters as we see there were four detained but two hundred ninety six are missing now the colonel didn't go into detail when he was speaking however it is possible that they posed as civilians that's a common tactic used by the ice all fighters they tend to pose as civilians they've done this in the past now there have been reports of a convoy leaving the city and it is being reported that it's possible there could have been a large amount of ammunition and i still fighters among that convoy now a pentagon spokesperson was actually grilled on this point here's how he responded we followed these buses as they departed if in opportunities presented themselves to conduct strikes against any potential isis fighters that were had decided to flee then we would have we would have provided strikes that did not present itself
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and there were many civilians are reported that convoy so that did not happen you did can you say that new isis fighters leave the cities and go somewhere else can you say that they can't say with the one hundred percent certainty that every single fighter was identified coming out of rocca so the question now is where are these i still fighters going there no longer in iraq us so where would they be heading towards while one potential place the nearest location they could flee to would be turkey and the turkish government has voiced some serious concerns about that some have lack deisel terrorists leave rocker with their weapons instead of eliminating them from the city is this your strategic tactic to come. now we see the results this keep going to members will be the reason for the deaths of innocent people in every corner of the world including turkey europe and america now at this point we have the united states declaring victory in the city of raka but it's looking like quite
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a few isis fighters may have potentially escaped from rocka and begin setting up shop somewhere else as the fight continues. and reporting now what we also spoke with patrick henningsen from twenty first century wired dot com and he told us that i still fighters have been helped by the u.s. led coalition on a number of occasions. i think there's a great great reason to be concerned about allowing hundreds of battle hardened and in this would be some of the most hardcore fighters of the ones the last ones to basically leave and this isn't the first time by the way but this also isn't the first time that we have reports of. multiple reports on aug twenty fourth of u.s. choppers airlifting isis commanders out of dairies or as that city was falling in isis was being routed out of there is or so there's a number of these reports we've seen over the over the months and in many cases we're seeing reports from the middle eastern press of the sort of this collusion
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with isis so this should get a lot more attention in the western media and this is a really important issue actually. the russian parliament is a little allowing the kremlin to the media outlets foreign agents if they receive funding from abroad it is in response to similar pressure placed in america in the united states is any pranks explains first of all we wouldn't be hearing this news from the russian parliament if it wasn't for the american department of justice which forced r.t. america to register as a foreign agent in the u.s. the russian government promised to fight back and we can see that it's happening but to make similar demands for foreign media and this country to register as foreign agents russia's all legislation required amendments and they have just been approved by the russian duma and now the draft bill will be moved on to the upper
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chamber of the russian parliament for a final vote the amendment has it that a media outlet may find itself on the list of foreign agents in russia if it receives money from foreign countries i.e. their governments international organizations or for an organization's for an individuals as well as russian legal entities which are fine. did from any of the sources that i mentioned above if a media organisation becomes a foreign agent whatever it publishes has to come with a disclaimer plus it has to provide the russian authorities with regular reports on their finances something that was also discussed at the same duma session was a recent buzz feed piece titled secret finding sixty russian payments to finance the election campaign of twenty sixteen but the first thing that comes up on your mind if you're reading this headline is that it's a groundbreaking investigative report on russian meddling in the us election the
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article tells you about citibank money transfers intended for russian embassies abroad wow the problem is though that russia also had its parliamentary election back in september twenty sixth and there were polling stations opened at russian embassies around the world for russian citizens who couldn't vote at home and that required some money russian officials did confirm that the cash and these transfers was spent on that but to read about this in the original buzz feed article you really have to scroll down and scroll down a lot so this bit of quality investigative journalism by buzz feed or maybe not was also brought up at the duma session earlier this wednesday if you're trying to there well we also heard from was benedict he's the executive director of the libertarian national committee and he believes the decision to register as
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a foreign agent might actually violate the u.s. constitution the united states constitution is very clear when it comes to freedom of speech the first amendment of the constitution says in no uncertain terms that congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or the press. and there are no exceptions for that when the united states passes rules or laws that inhibit free speech of other organizations that's a violation of our constitution and it's a dangerous direction to go as most news organizations have a point of view they have a bias it's no surprise that our team may have a rush and i as but i don't want the united states government deciding what is news and what is propaganda perhaps every press organization throughout the world and in america should register as a foreign agent do you know something they could say could be influenced you know
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could be influence by something overseas. lebanese president is accusing saudi arabia of a hostile act as concerns the lebanese prime minister who flew to the saudi capital and suddenly resigned in riyadh less than two weeks ago. nothing just defies that hariri did not return after twelve days we considered to be custody and detention violating the vienna convention and the convention of human rights and a hard look at how look i'm free in thirty arabia if i wanted to leave tomorrow i would leave tomorrow all these people need to know that i did resign i know it's not an ordinary way of resigning but any prime minister i know that but i did it because i wanted to send them into shock positive shock so lebanese people would realise that our country is in danger from beirut to tunis martin j. has the latest. it's reading more and more every day like a really bad hollywood movie scripts where nobody really knows the ending we
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received a statement in beirut which i could call saddam attention to the present here michel own is losing some patience with the situation with the standoff but he suggested that he can only accept the resignation of his diary if kerry comes back to beirut and presents himself in person without a cause for mind back to sunday where the nation here was grip's by early live television interview which mr hariri gave whereby he said to the presenter that he expected to be back in beirut in a number of days for the last year while mr hariri has been prime minister in lebanon there was a great deal of pressure and expectation on him from the saudis in particular new crown prince mohammed bin salman to redress and renegotiate the power balance in the region both in lebanon and outside lebanon critical to this deal with the haass the crux of this entire to buckler is how you come if he comes back to lebanon and
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most people suspect he will next few days he would have a lot more leverage on his side to negotiate a deal hezbollah. well meanwhile the french president of the new macron has invited her deity and his family to france and according to the president's office they are expected to arrive in the coming days. i spoke with crown prince mohammed bill sammon and prime minister saad hariri and we agreed that i would invite the prime minister in his family to france for a few days is also a gesture of friendship in the willingness of fronts to contribute restoring calm and stability in lebanon. now a report from a u.k. based think tank claims that the european union is effectively criminalising those helping refugees to cross international borders it says laws in europe to fail to distinguish between people trafficking which involves exploitation and also smuggling which does not necessarily one person mentioned in the document is the former u.k. soldier rob lowry here he hit the headlines back in january twenty sixth when
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french authorities charged him for trying to help a four year old girl and her father illegally cross into the u.k. and found them living in a sewer pipe the notorious cull a jungle camp rob spoke to r.t. . years ago i went over to help him again in fronts in the notorious jungle and i was building shelters there. and i befriended a young afghan girl and their father and she used to help me for many weeks and you know amongst building shelters until one day i found out she had a family who lived literally two miles from myself and i decided to you know with with you know a little bit of thought of what we did i decided to try to get still have family it was quite obvious that you know i didn't do it for money it was quite obvious i
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didn't do it for you know any political gain or anything not that it was quite will be she had a purely did it out of a humanitarian. desire to help this little girl the french government the three judges in the cos so all this for what it was they viewed it as a stupid act by an ex soldier. crime of compassion as it was described in the media could have landed him five months in prison but his punishment was reduced to a one thousand year i find his rob again on the french authorities i could only presume that agenda would be that if they were to stop aid workers are humanitarians going to hell then that would force refugees and then back off awesome away unless you've actually lived among refugees and heard some of the stories you can't really understand why they would want to come over you know two
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european shows the refugees about which i've met these. you know these are escaping you know be you know real was let's look at what's happening with governments around the world at the moment let's take donald trump's america showing donald trump is trying to internalize america with itself coupled with the fact that donald trump is completely out of his depth with any kind of knowledge of refugees around the world so if the governments think by restricting humanitarian aid workers other volunteers or charities to help on the ground there can a kid in them selves in a kind of trying to sweep you know the issues under the under the capitol to speak situation is going to grow while we realize that you know something has to be done . the racial divide in the united states is being seized upon by group of
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rightwing activists they've been trolling school campuses with posters to claire and it is ok to be white and the that is offending though both pupils and teachers . been identified bunch of people have been plastering signs and stickers like these in neighborhoods and campuses across america claiming it's ok to be white wow one of the vice of comparing the nation is in shambles blake really shocked that someone like had the guts to do this because it's like we try to promote diversity so much but see in the melting pot that is america everyone is always proud of their heritage you have the african heritage studies you have the hispanic black jewish heritage months cultural appropriation movements and so on but these people who want to publicly state that there is nothing to be ashamed of being white are hiding their faces so much for diversity harvard law school will not let that happen here we live work teach in learn to gather in
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a community there is stronger better and deeper because of our diversity we are taking this seriously and are investigating this incident this may be part of a concerted national campaign to form a racial and political tension in our school and community but who would even come up with this crazy idea the ford chair and chat room the so-called troll kingdom these guys have been responsible for spreading trends and movements whose purpose was one thing only trolling and about two weeks ago they again initiated just that they asked their followers to spread this poster with very carefully crafted guidelines such as a no way coming in contact with the left keeping a polite not aggressive font and no vandalism among a few other pointers amazing now isn't it four chan created another obvious trolling complain with the purpose of exposing many people's sensitivities making
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them act a little crazy towards a flyer. put it out there publicly to say hey we're going to told use people and see how they react the media knows it but these two react anyway because they think that this act is so reprehensible before five letters on a regular sheet of paper is just going to destroy the whole world well separately a writer in the new york times is questioning whether it's right for his children to be friends with white paypal is anthony bryan legan again he blames the media for exaggerating the racial conflict in the country well i think the racial problem is overblown and often is really that many racial problems in the united states many of the problems they people think that we face are just pitch weighted by people in the media like the guy who wrote the article in a new york and many others most people pretty much get along there is some cities basically along cultural lion's den could be within of races as well so it was not so much about this big racial division there is some racial tension but i think the
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media who wants to have that be the normal thing they push it in some people unfortunately us the technical and financial support as well as a platform for mcadams their second director of the liberty of the door but panic attack with no evidence so they're cheering the war come as a surprise and they insist washington has a moral to help clear the remnants which still have severe consequences for the population. they just decide to come to see my. soul. i have no work to say but you know this is this very disappointed this is a. moral obligation where did drop a lot of bombs in cambodia kilmeny cupboard in people's destroyed when these come
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bored in. school many facility a. lot more than that during the first phase of the us dropped bombs people were evacuated from this village the second time they drop small bombs the blue and white plastic covered bombs which burn all the bamboos that was the second place during the third phase when all of the people fled they drop bigger bombs such as between two to. learn that we thought she was just born with that condition as we know now it was from those chemical weapons in the past we only drank water from the small time.
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was not. in the arm didn't develop. before i didn't really get into the us embassy announced that it was because of the take us when i got my. another news tonight there is a people in the southern african countries zimbabwe where the military has seized power and detained a long time president robert mugabe on wednesday there were reports of heavy gunfire. explosions being heard in the capital tanks have been stationed at key points across harare after the military took over the state broadcaster that move has prompted speculation of a possible coup but the military does say it is targeting corrupt individuals around the president is following an intense power struggle within the country's leadership. with the crisis unfolding in zimbabwe let's take a look at who the key players are in the country first the president robert mugabe he's ninety three years old and has been at the helm for almost forty years next
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his former vice president known as the crocodile he's been mugabe's right hand man since the very start his most trusted and loyal supporter and was tipped to become the successor. that was until mugabe unexpectedly sacked him earlier this month for disloyalty disrespect deceit fullness and unreliability why would mugabe do that many point the finger at his wife grace rumor has it mugabe wanted to pave the way for the fifty two year old first lady to become the next president over the years grace has been ascending the political ladder thanks to her husband back in twenty fourteen she was appointed the head of the ruling party's women's league and despite enjoying some support for her charity work she's widely known in the country as gucci grace for her extravagant shopping sprees and lavish lifestyle that doesn't sit well with many zimbabweans especially at
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a time when the country is suffering a financial crisis given mugabe's age she started openly pressing him to choose a successor stating her interest in no uncertain terms so i have said to the president you can also leave me in charge you can also give me your position given the job and that we did very well because i am good i can do a great job but the sudden appearance of military in the streets of zimbabwe's capital could very well crush those aspirations. so that brings you up to that we'll be back with more news for you at the top of the. climax keyser with more of my guide to financial survival this is on
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a device used by professional scallywags to earn money. that's right these hedge funds are simply not accountable and we're just getting more and more to that. totally destabilize the global economy you need to protect yourself and get in for a while because we're. such a. tough. kid . those who don't consume don't jump and doesn't do it on jay their own local stand on down the wall soon in that equal distances also means what equals
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a stance many thought. this will go. down in the old movies not to those putting the onus is on this is. just manufactured and sentenced to the public will. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. to ignore middle of the room six. million real news really.
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i would say to him you don't have any protection for whistleblowers at all if you do have to die for resupply was on thing the public sector as well as in the private sector that information would have to be can be made public and that actually puts pressure on the parliament to become more on this. and. that business in favor off the public. since the cradle of jazz. is america still america we. still knows this jazz feel. the city of climatic testify is alligators on the loose of poverty and crime are used by the least twill members of my family to close most. of street racing in the peace of the
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night this is new orleans itself and it was the best place in the world. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle according to the department of justice the channel you're watching now is an agent of a foreign even hostile power all the while to deal she refuses to explain why this is the case or even cite what laws we may have broken but something else is in play critics warn r.t. is a test case for a wider campaign of media suppression. cross
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talking foreign agents i'm joined by my guess we straight ahead in washington he's an investigative journalist and co-host of faultlines on radio sputnik in salt lake city we have rocky anderson he is a civil rights lawyer former mayor of salt lake city and the two thousand and twelve nominee of the justice party for president and in london we crossed him marcus papadopoulos he's the editor of politics first magazine all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want they always appreciate i always go to the person that got up early is for this program that means it's you rocky in salt lake city you know it's a long way away from moscow you know and looking in my introduction you know the department of justice for star tea to be signed as a foreign agent in the foreign. but they have cited no reason why there is no complaint about our put what we broadcast on this station here no details
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whatsoever no comparisons what we do or don't do compared to let's say al jazeera or b b c or c g t n nothing we're separated completely in a different category i can't come to any other conclusion that it is very spiteful cruel petty politics go ahead raakhee in st louis and salt lake city i think there's no question about. almost a new mccarthyism in this country and it's completely mindless.


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