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as with the nation well when done with the middle east trump couldn't help but pay the classic twitter tribute to his one and only rocket man. sanctions and other pressures are beginning to have an impact on north korea soldiers are dangerously fleeing to south korea rocket man now wants to talk to south korea for the first time perhaps that's good news perhaps not we will see well apparently this was donald trump's knee jerk reaction to south korea offering to hold high level talks with the north after pyongyang suggested the countries should meet to discuss the next olympics it's not government policy it's the. ravings of a person who speaks before thinking tweets before thinking you know one would hope that the people on the receiving end of these things would take them with a grain of salt because. you know trump may say those things but he can't act on them because he's got
a whole bureaucracy behind him that doesn't agree with them so. it's very destabilizing and i think it's undermining u.s. ability to negotiate solutions to problems so whatever policy donald trump is concocting stirring trouble on twitter is something that is going to stay it was done of. as we heard a very of all the world leaders of north korea's kim jong un has perhaps been criticized the most in dollar terms tweets and after the isolated country's leader issued a new year's day nuclear warning to washington u.s. president was keen to hit back. the entire u.s. mainland is within the range of our nuclear strike and the button is always on the table in my office space you clearly know that this is certainly not a threat but rather a reality when someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that i too have a new period. but it's
a much bigger and more powerful woman his. work this is certainly not anything to joke about but i think the situation despite the confrontational rhetoric has been step allies somewhat there's a recognition that there's a stalemate rex tillerson a few weeks ago did indicate the possibility of negotiations even without preconditions donal's from probably believe that this kind of talk remains popular with his right wing supporters certainly donald trump at this stage does not believe that he is ready to make the first move so perhaps the two careers may make the first move kim jong un has now reopened a cross border communications link with south korea in what is being seen as a significant diplomatic breakthrough but the standoff between the u.s. and north korea looks set to continue in two thousand and eighteen after what has
already been twelve months of personal attacks and vicious threats from both sides . era of strategic patience. with the north korean regime has failed. what korea best not make it what threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. the u.s. neglects the international community's will establish peace on the korean peninsula behave like children fighting each other in kindergartens and nobody can stop them . and we can't have mad men out there shooting rockets all over the place we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself no one of them prompt himself is on
a suicide mission. oh yeah i guess. we need to pools we need dialogue. is a sick puppy. french president has vowed to take the fight against fake news to the next level in two thousand and eighteen during a media conference he also hinted at new regulations against media influenced by foreign states. you prove your powers of the regulator which will be profoundly redesigned during the year twenty eighteen will be increased to fight against any attempt at destabilization would like television controlled or influenced by foreign states we will impose stricter transparency obligations on platforms for sponsored content in order to make public the identity of the advertisers and those who control them but also kept the amounts of channels towards this content an
issue between fake news machines and the professional media we run the risk of losing the truth the barriers have been destroyed presidential campaigns and almost all modern democracies have displayed their weakness and our collective failure to come up with a response when i spoke to the european court of human rights i strongly demanded that turkey and russia who signed the e.u. convention on human rights to respect their obligation is implied by this convention this specially in the field of press freedom. that you go in once a speech of the french president wasn't specific about which countries could be influencing french media however r.t.s. but not have already been in the firing line he denied both outlets accreditation during his presidential campaign and later explained the move by labeling him this channel and sputnik as propaganda. niek russia today and have been influential outlets that have several times spoken mistruths about me and my
complaint that's why they were not invited to my headquarters all media including russian had access to my complaint russia today and sputnik have not behaved as media outlets and journalists but as organs of influence and false propaganda that at the end of two thousand and seventeen this channel branched out to the french speaking world with the launch of our newest station r.t. france and it immediately caused quite the stir several french public figures published an open letter calling for r.t. france's a license to be revoked they supported their claims by saying that our team has repeatedly faced various allegations from the u.s. and different european countries earlier we spoke with a political commentator who said that we should be careful about taking legal measures. i think what he is now trying to do is to change the french civil code in order to prevent what he sees as a quote him from his press conference today i threat to democratic life of the
nation he clearly sees altie and sputnik as part of that but i think that he also wants to change the narrative the conversation to make this more about the use the pedal what he calls false news fake news and i think he needs to tread very carefully i think it's a very fine line between exercising new laws that protect. people's rights and will have that their views challenged by untruths and actually clamping down on freedom of expression so he could find himself acting unconstitutionally if you're not careful german authorities have blocked a satirical magazines twitter account for mocking anti muslim comments on this after a short break you are watching our two international. global war hawks sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that. the new socks for the tell you to let me go off the public but the supporters. of the occupy i think tell me you are not
r t international now in germany secure magazines that twitter account has been blocked after parodied anti muslim comments this magazine was mocking a member of the right wing alternative for germany party who castigated german police for publishing a new year's a greeting in arabic however a new law against hate speech online puts every comment under the crosshairs even if tongue in cheek it's more on this here is our correspondents america. well governments are now trying to regulate content on the internet by pushing the online world to crackdown on his speech extremism and of course the mysterious bots and trolls who somehow manage to elect presidents but so far there are attempts haven't exactly been successful for example in germany a new online hate speech laws only came into force on monday and twitter has already banned a parody account after users reported it as hate speech but under the law platforms have to delete violent or slanderous content by a certain deadline or face a fine up to sixteen million dollars well the first case
a far right politician of the alternative for germany party had her twitter account briefly suspended after users fired her tweets as hate speech against muslims now that's after she lashed out against german police for putting out a new year's tweet in arabic and prosecutors are now examining whether or not her tweets do in fact incite hatred then on top of that twitter banned the account of a magazine that was actually mocking her but in doing so repeated her line now the magazine's editor said he was shocked by the decision and the association of german journalist said that it qualifies as censorship adding that they've warned of this danger when the law was drafted last year it private company based in the united states decided the bone degrees of freedom of the press and opinion in germany now this is even going on in the u.k. we're twitter and facebook are facing sanctions after m.p.'s that said that they failed to thoroughly investigate how russia supposedly swayed the brigs that vote they need to be able to tell us what they can do about it and what we need to be able to do is say to the companies we recognize that you are the best place to
monitor what is going on on your own site and to get the balance right in taking action against it but also safeguarding the privacy of users so the only trace of russia the companies were able to find were three ads are worth less than a dollar however the idea that maybe russia didn't influence the election is apparently off the table so who exactly polices the internet is it a good government or is it the social media companies or is it the government through social media companies that's all very unclear at the moment. we discussed this with dave perkins at radio talk show host and political commentator he told us laws against hate speech directly contradict the principle that freedom of speech exists the law is too serious and grim and rigid and humorless as are by the way the group of people they're trying to prevent from rioting by them. on social media and in the end it becomes a matter of law being inappropriate i think there's
a definite intrinsic tension between freedom of speech which we call a god given right in texas not something that comes from government and hate speech which is a very recent development that i saw coming a long time ago and protested from the beginning the idea that what you say is against the law is directly contradictory to the idea of freedom of speech. donald trump has publicly lashed out at his former advisor steve bannon over what he reportedly revealed to an author of an upcoming tell all book on trump's presidency in a statement issued by the u.s. president he did not mince words saying that bannon had lost his mind had only worked for his own interest and was never part of trump's base steve benen left the white house in august a year after joining trump's election team leader serving as his chief strategist the mainstream media suggests that bannon was a pivotal figure in the president's circle reality is steve bannon was involved in
many meetings the president signed off on including steve bannon is a member of the national security council president referred to bat in this was shortly before his firing as mr bannon and i will tell you that that raised some have goals earlier we talked to legal and media analysts to line all who believes trump relishes the opportunity to disrupt the mainstream media is a nerd. here's a simple rule if you don't go after trump he doesn't bother you go after him in any way insult him criticize him take him to task and he's on you with a death grip you've never seen does anybody think that anybody in the drug administration cares one i ota about this i mean it's what it does is it throws the mainstream media the washington press corps and the mainstream media
news troops and throws them into disarray which trump thrives on and after he's done with bannon he's going to say something about france or italy or or something his neighbor has someone this is his pattern does anybody not pay attention trump for arrives on this he loves this. yemen suffered its first a deadly air strike in two thousand and eighteen on new year's day with more than twenty year old in the port of data. just a week ago three of the world's biggest humanitarian agencies joined together to highlight yemen has passed the grim milestone of enduring more than a thousand days of war explaining that three quarters of the yemeni population needs humanitarian aid and that around two thirds are deprived of food water and proper sanitation.
you. have no time during the you suffer from the cold. i was given. some people to warm up on one. you can ride on the sidewalk. is. what it is you know how. serious wants to gear to be at the bottom now we have no health blanket on. people and their sleeping i don't know. because first year in office drawing to a close the u.s. president has been talking up his economic record in typical trump style get out
make america created more than two million jobs unemployment is at a seventeen year low the stock market is at an all time high fantastic for the economy for economy has already surged to three percent growth unemployment is at a seventeen year low liberated the american economy and our economy. well. one man who does not share the president trumps optimism is former u.s. congressman ron paul he told us that the growth in the u.s. economy has principally benefited those already at the top. if you're in the stock market no wealthy person here doing quite well but what we're forgetting here when we listen to this rhetoric of all this optimism is that there's a large segment of our population as have been a difficult time where there is prosperity and more jobs it depends on debt yes an individual can feel very good if they have a line of credit to the bank but eventually that line of credit runs out we in this
country benefit because we have the reserve currency of the world we can run up a lot of debt and we can spend a lot of money and even with that we've had a great deal of difficulty his last eight years trying to get out of the recession now i see everything we do is a big bubble and all those q.e. s. that we have dealt with in these last eight years have just created a huge bubble and everything is in excess whether it's our military budget our overseas engagements whether it's the welfare state and that bubble will come to an end we're going to have a sudden cataclysmic an which is sort of what happened to the soviet system it's not going to be identical and our states aren't probably going to break up but i do sincerely believe that we will no longer be able to afford our empire around the world. does that for me from all of us in the team in black in the newsroom i want to say happy birthday to our doctrine and we'll be back in about thirty four minutes and full look you know stay with us.
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the dark. greetings and salutation. merry new year hawk watchers we are back we are live we are ready to take on this upcoming year of our lord two thousand and eighteen and i see that less than a week into the life of the new year what is old is new again i'm not talking about side ponytails and political and the politically correct crowd freaking out over dave chappelle jokes no no i'm not talking about that i am i am talking about north korea iran and the long running horror show that israel and palestine already this week we've seen the brand name and cheap united states president donald trump tweet up a storm over who has the bigger red nuclear button himself or north korean leader kim
jong un with trump tweeting out will someone from his depleted and food starve regime please inform him that i too have a nuclear button but it is much bigger and more powerful more powerful one than his and my button works. our president sounding like an apocalyptic via grad on the w w e network. but while the donald was busy tweet bragging kim jong un was busy extending an olive branch to south korea yeah you actually heard me correct north and south korea have reopened a long suspended cross border hotline in an effort to start official talks over north korea sending a delegation to the twenty eight thousand winter olympics which in case you've been living under a rock are being held in south korea but while peaceful talks may be near or on the korean peninsula they are nowhere in sight on the border between israel and
palestine since the donald declared drew sloan the capital of israel this week the netanyahu trump crowd added even more gasoline to the gaza fire by threatening to withdraw u.s. aid to the un r.w. a united nations agency responsible for assisting palestinian refugees meanwhile on the other side of the middle east and i government protests are have taken are taking place in iran and have bill kristol and other most military industrial complex types on t.v. licking their intervention in trade interventionist shops causing many to wonder if we are witnessing the beginnings of in another cia sponsored iranian government overthrow like the one we saw back in one nine hundred fifty three. like i said what is old is new again so let's start watching the hawks of twenty eighty. three.
that i got. this. week. well a little in the watching the hawks i am well better. and then have the wallace twenty eight he seen three stories that have been with us for a loan time know they can brush new terms because of a lot of tweeting a lot of. add a little spice again battle does not put a way to twitter button so being of but speaking of bugs look at that we're going to start way right there on fire today already so i want to ask you this do you believe that north korea just undercut like trump states by opening up quite literally a channel
a phone line to talk to south korea the debate is going to give the big undercut like oh well never go to the table never they don't they all want war they want to blow everybody up on the face of the earth and always sort of say hey guys let's talk about the olympics maybe we'll some go on you of course because once again this is another another indication another situation in which you have the united states being undercut by another country going in and doing diplomacy you know it's a wild idea. but this is this is what's kind of hard is is we've seen this before it had to do with preconditions when obama was being elected it was this idea of in both elections it was this idea of you can't talk to them without preconditions without preconditions we have to say that and that's kind of what make you really brings back the old preconditions of the old.