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but they said it went up about obama's because that's another demo played at the. time something. help us to skip that somebody might get the most but you know it's the people that voted to see it get. they did it but he's good. and he had bernie off his private jet we soon see that his controversial reputation causes fewer problems than predicted. if. this. call that you would. see his first appointment is with one of the art fairs founders. both men have businesses in singapore and are good friends and if you feel me make
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what you do more to. make you should take the older predicting one i phone also it is the should be of new may be disposed of going to one of them might. call us from both to put the filmy. doesn't. know if bush is on the point is that yes indeed this bit by imagining yes but some possibility. that it is. that will set up a so they can see you will see the. four thousand artists exhibit their works at art basel it attracts the general public but more importantly the biggest players on the international art market. thank you gallery owners collectors and curators of the world's museums. accompanied by his art consultant six. seen eve movie is here to check out the new
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trends. most of the works on show come from the store rooms of the geneva freeport some two hundred fifty kilometers away. v.a. is here to show his fellow professionals that he's still in the game and is still to be taken seriously. and only say probably effectors is the. most. feel way out yes how are you going to. bring. that. cost plus i. said i was. the man on his cell phone is david.
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clearly troubled by our camera quickly calls his assistant to go reassure him. use it the way you did he'd. make a fuss so did to me just like get us out of jail the while walking his emotion at the buses. but he has no rights regarding our footage of. the. sights at the likes of. david in a mud isn't just anyone he's the man with three hundred picasso's the head of one of the most powerful families in the art world the numb odds renown dealers. here's their stand at art basel by calder mirror who's fontana's because those.
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and also a roy lichtenstein and as you do face all of them stars of modern art. the odd collection is valued at almost three billion dollars thousands of works most of which are stored at the geneva freeport. maybe the reason david no mudd prefers to be discreet is because one of the paintings he owns is causing him problems with the law. the story started here in the paris archives in two thousand and eleven with this man james palmer. is a canadian private detective who specializes in finding art looted from jews by the nazis. one day while rummaging in the paris archives he came across a file on a certain stetson or a jewish antiques dealer the man was dispossessed of all his assets during world
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war two. after the liberation of paris he found a plane to recuperate his patrimony. the documentation is contained in this box it was here and they paris archives that we found a document that referred to the quest of mr oscar stettner for his stolen pate. the information that we found was that oscar stettner had been despoiled of a number of personal items carpet for example of portrait of him as a young man and also a painting by mostly any. and an important painting and that was looted from mr stener during the war. the canadian detective began his investigation he discovered that the antiques dealer staton or had made his claim for restitution in
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one thousand nine hundred six but well before the liberation the painting had already been sold by they've authorities. for the sum of sixteen thousand francs since then it disappeared. particularly because its description is so vague. the document only indicated that it was a painting signed by do jani portrait of a man. the detective had no idea what the painting looked like. he had to find a photo of it at all costs. by consulting peepers kept in the paris archives james palmer came across a clue this telegram. it states that staten or that sent the model jani to the venice biennale of one nine hundred thirty. i travelled to venice personally and went into the archives there and to the venice be an alley archives i saw mr stettner spray painting. in
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a photograph. james palmer was delighted he'd found it. this photo taken at the one nine hundred thirty venice biennale shows twelve paintings on the wall of the room dedicated to. ten portraits of women and two of men. the one on the right was already identified and well known. the painting in the however the one of a seated man is more mysterious. so now you've got reference to mr stener owning the painting you've got reference to portrait of a man. and you have a photograph that's the exact same painting that is now illustrated or described as the seated man. finally james palmer knew what the painting looked like. but where had it gone he searched everywhere activated his contacts toured the
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auction rooms archives and museums. and after a few weeks ago. he found a trace of the painting here in london in the catalogue held at christie's in one thousand nine hundred six. the painting was entitled seated man with a cane. but who owned it. it was acquired by a shell company based in panama international arts center whose registration document is seen here. its rightful owner is unnamed. and yet palmer refused to give up and finally discovered another lead to finding the true owners. over the years the work appeared in a number of catalogs. and every time alongside the name of one of the most prestigious galleries in the world the helena maud gallery in new york run by the
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daughter of the family patriarch we ran into at art basel. james palmer decided to write tour. here's what people have been saying about rejecting the night with the senators full on author of the only show i go out of my way to launch you know really what it is they're really packed a punch oh yeah it is the john oliver of harvey americans do the same thing we are apparently better than booth nothing. to see anybody you never heard of love redacted tonight was the president of the world bank though they didn't write it seriously send us an e-mail. this is an amazing story because our say will geo political impact them but going on a g. twenty country g seven countries japan actually the spending power they called it the rise of big going in the millions of people over buying it in japan the multi
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billion dollars that they've appreciated in value is causing a genuine effect in their economy and this is going to be the year twenty eighteen where bitcoin crypto currencies have his geo political influence. in two thousand and sixteen the panama papers show the world with a tax haven the secrets to what to keep secret and i'm asking why would they want to keep these things as if it had. tried to get an advantage out of this sort of newspaper. and probably other politician which were attacking other politicians the media would point to find targets such as the kings of morocco and saudi arabia the president of argentina several prime ministers. and russian president vladimir putin of course. oh my god i've had so i have sued so many newspapers for defamation some things don't just happen by chance he was very
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striking there were no more merican symbolist specially a lot of people from the brics countries specially brazil russia and china that their special project reveals what was missed in the media coverage. of the panama chronicles. young children have worked in bolivia for generations almost three quarters of a million doing so today. this culture led to the development of the livia's new liberal and highly controversial children's code in two thousand and fourteen which
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gave children as young as ten the right to work under certain circumstances much as anything this. is almost. eat but with that you have in the end all. the things years. but there are hundreds of thousands of children in bolivia operating completely outside the local. mining work is strictly forbidden by the children but it's never enforced and that means the school boy minus here continues risking their lives for the money they need to survive.
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well the lawyers for our client contacted. the hell. out of new york. and they were ignored. which is not right it's not proper so i think after about a month or so they wrote him again and again they were ignored and eventually there was a response and their response was essentially you are suing the wrong people you should be suing the international art center and we have nothing to do with that. james palmer was not taken in by her response. he filed a lawsuit against the health gallery in new york. but once again the lawyers denied the family were the owners of the painting.
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here is their statement to the court in new york. international art center and nobody else not the head. nor david that bought the painting at an auction held at christie's. things stopped dead there until two thousand and fifteen and the leaking of the panama papers extraordinary. a document published by the journalists revealed that behind the panamanian company international art center was the renowned art dealer david. so he was a shareholder of the company that owns the painting despite his constant denials. the detective had scored a point. and now he just had to find out where seated man was in storage he had a bright idea maybe it was in the geneva freeport where the number of family kept the major part of its collection. the swiss judiciary issued
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a search warrant for the storerooms in april two thousand and sixteen and discovered the holy grail the much sought after painting. it's hard to say if it was hidden or not but it was kept very discreetly in the freeport where there are no mad family are estimated to have of both three to four billion dollars worth of art or about four and a half thousand works of art in their little room in a freeport. painting claimed to have been looted was well and truly in the mob storeroom in the freeport a revelation that caused an uproar. the heirs of the antique dealer stettner have now filed a claim for the restitution of the painting we contacted the no months after several attempts they finally agreed to open up their store room at the geneva freeport and to show us the painting in an exhibition room. we would never meet the
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art dealers themselves but they did accord us an exclusive uing of the painting a very solemn moment. the work was handled with great precaution it is estimated at about twenty million dollars today. the families with smaller would tell us their version of the story. is about their money. make a set that blew up and i laugh i mean i'm at the end on a. and e. act. international at center tony is a on the economy going to action there for a family that mad. the twenty's act. to
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clear his clients even further blow or even raise. has doubts that the painting ever belonged to the jewish antiques dealer stetson or. it don't seem to be. a bit. of unease. is extinct. what. the. in physically explicit. symbols i mean by. this. we had only a few minutes to film the painting. but as the handlers turned the work around we happened to film something on the back that we only noticed later this label from the one nine hundred thirty s. b. i know. the owner's name had been crudely erased. and it looks like that of stanton or.
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a clue to which the detective never had access and which could be crucial for the next stage of his investigation. the canadian detective is convinced the geneva freeport could be housing other works of dubious origin. well i think there's a high probability that many other paintings in the freeport were probably looted and probably rest there today that have not seen the light of day for many decades and i believe they're there and i think that it would be very interesting if the public were made aware or at least the art industry were made aware of what those paintings are so so that you know if the prosecutor's office was on for
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example were to prove. us with information on all those paintings we could pretty quickly tell them which ones are store pretty quickly. for the swiss art dealers lawyer there's no point in dreaming no one will know for years what's really stored in the freeport. best while this will to. me is the shuttle's i'm not happy that he saw before i. mean. so. are french customs investigator is of the same opinion even if he is on the other side of the fence. people following of them also region if. you combine all that when he says we know him on the beyond on a softer you the whole. engine is aside the so. awful i can. reproduce it don't.
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give us the whole supper related or the actual southend diskette because in the discussion. in geneva the mood yani case hit the headlines. the freeport authorities quickly became concerned about bad publicity. so in june two thousand and sixteen they called an emergency press conference. all representatives of the main swiss media as were invited. in a little. cameo started. on the floor where the president of the geneva freeport and his general secretary. both men seemed self-conscious rejecting all responsibility regarding the supposed owner of the painting david no money. made she said at last you know if you ignore exact. a little.
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more leverage shows a large group of us to this little blue book or a little bit over the last love appropriately a to z. list we got to this is illegal. in the us is. also got all slew of also where that was used is another tell us they were that all. of us also feel that to read a bit the dishes such as restore. the fifty most yahoo. they all took was a also the more the this is the more as far as the u.s. soldiers go the distance are to go to zero. but what other secrets are really hidden in the freeport. in switzerland some official authorities have become extremely concerned we managed to obtain this report from the swiss federal
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audit office. it unequivocally denounces the opaqueness of the geneva freeport. irregularities regarding inventories and absence of traceability of merchandise. errors in stock accountancy and recurrent problems which occur during controls. our french customs officer includes laxity on the part of the swiss administrators that oversee business conducted in the freeport. zero point six. it is a nice house from purview of the order to mock you all. just took is risky saw proven├žal in your memo called you. lonely but you don't remember . need mom wash your skin so was she
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a don't see but don't i mean complete paul it does trees leboeuf why. this is just. a formality. to success. make. in response to widespread criticism the recently appointed president of the geneva freeport a magistrate known for his integrity supposedly fighting the good fight calling for much stricter regulations. for the popular. new schemes where you sit in does the person formula one moment they are going to meet. if you know more. about. these two. men
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feel more. cautious that you are. this man is aware that there is still a long way to go. but having agreed to make concessions on its banking secrecy will switzerland also finally agree to open the doors of the world's biggest safe. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. a cursory glance at the media environment could easily give you the impression that
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the vast majority of journalists studied psychology at university so many are convinced donald trump is not mentally fit to be president or the same journalist suffering from trump arrangement syndrome. unfortunately it appears that once people learn that you've reported in a sexual assault or may have been involved in an incident that they become scared if you instead of being scared of the perpetrator. had a great education a good job and a family that loved me. i never had to worry about how i would be some where i would sleep. but i'm facing christmas alone out on the streets of london. well you look to be. a political you like going to school you know do some good to still give up food for the harvest.
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because you don't really feel like the big you know. and then. the guy just came over to me saw me in charge of this book. the two thousand and eight economic crisis turns some countries into pigs these are the countries with we can recall them is that needed austerity policies if you are in a situation of flow bloat even the recession austerity is a very bad idea it doesn't work and it makes millions of people very unhappy those who are unemployed see their wages decline often almost a decade how good are the results she saw all of the new york city's will by the people gathered in which to watch her all good people with your daughter june.
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traded meaningful because she is at the top climate as i mean to for legal. challenge nothing more than this she did not i was always think if they see something and not get it. why are the same measures still in place to one of the consequences is to weaken blue bird flu dismantle the i will first one of this is the truth the consider is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision maker. young children have worked in bolivia for generations almost three quarters of a million doing so today. this culture led to the development of bolivia's new
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liberal and highly controversial children's code in two thousand and fourteen which gave children as young as ten the right to work under certain circumstances one percent is seen as. his only. eat well. beyond all doubt. the things years. but there are hundreds of thousands of children in bolivia operating completely outside the local. mining work is strictly forbidden by the children but it's never enforced and that means the school boy minus here continue risking their lives for the money they need to survive on.
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u.k. government reportedly turns down a request from ecuador to grant diplomatic status to wiki leaks founder julian assange. the u.s. says it will spend one hundred fifty million dollars rebuilding iraq he says he's
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devastated by the war on islamic state a figure dwarfed by how much the pentagon has requested this year for military operations there. and germany refuses to deport a turkish extremist to supporting terrorists in syria is prison term is almost up he could be released next year.


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