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this article and scrolled all the way to the capital of somalia some heavy jorgen exhibit two on the beach around with looks like the reported cia annex at mogadishu airport no one can say for sure all of this is correct but the concern is out there u.s. troops security issues aside i was going to show you the koreas how's that for a contrast but even in pyongyang there are a couple of bright zigzags could it be mr kim enjoying a bit of western technology well i bet he'll never tell us. there will be no russian flag at the twenty eighteen winter olympics in south korea the international paralympic committee has up held its ban on team russia it was allowing clean athletes to compete as neutrals two months earlier a similar decision was taken by the international olympic committee but while all eyes are on russia now allegations of doping violations. elsewhere in the world.
in the run up to next month's winter games the issue of doping has taken the main stage once again seeing the majority of russian athletes banned and those eligible to participate forced to compete under a neutral flag and frankly at this point when you hear doping you think russia but is the problem really reserved just the one country i'm afraid the answer is a resoundingly no an investigation conducted by a group of international researchers at two separate sporting events back in two thousand and eleven produced a rather shocking conclusion where more than two thousand and eight athletes were surveyed anonymously to encourage honest answers doping appears remarkably widespread among elite athletes and remains largely unchecked despite logical testing the report revealed that at the thirteenth athletics world championships in south korea over forty percent of those competing and made it to doping in the past year and almost sixty percent at the pan arab games in doha whereas want to only came back with point five percent of test positive in south korea and three point
six percent at the pan arab games needless to say that is a massive discrepancy and the other surprising thing is that the research was actually funded by water and yet no one heard a peep out of them about the result which they've known about for years we would note that there was a delay of nearly six years between the completion of the data collection and the publication of this paper due to negotiations between wanna and i w f and subsequently between us and the authors regarding the authority to publish the results now it goes on to say that neither of the organizations impose restrictions on the writing of the report although i'm not sure how he thinks here delay isn't considered a restriction the president of germany's athletics federation for one was infuriated by the hold up but i think that publication has impaired the possibility of taking important measures in the n.t. deal being complain much earlier this is more than annoying you could also call this condo and guess what the report was actually released months ago but i'd bet
good money that you haven't heard a thing about it because for some or. it wasn't made into nonstop breaking news no probes were conducted and no bands were seen this was a study which of course would raise alarms with the world anti-doping agency instead of pursuing it and doing further tests the determine the accuracy to try to verify or disprove the results of that study they simply blocked the publication so in my mind it's an example of the lack of transparency and the bias and the efforts to censor. studies and news that is problematic from their standpoint and still to come on the program here on t.v. some of the most well known makers in germany a facing a scandal of a questionable testing methods carried out on animals more on that after a short break.
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for joining us here on. several major. over controversial testing methods it's been revealed that they were involved in potentially howzat of experiments on both humans and animals. as details. causing humans inhaled toxic fumes is apparently. in the street carried out its. research it's emerged in the media that the giants of the german industry allegedly sanctioned experiments on both humans and animals the experiments were carried out by a no defunct research group that was funded by volkswagen. and be m.w.
in the experiments twenty five were volunteers inhaled nitrogen. three. university hospital the experiments were given the ok by the university i think. it's understood that there was no health effects who took part in the study however this doesn't stop people being outraged and shocked that this was given the green light to place. according to what is known to the public the discuss that many people are feeling is absolutely understandable these tests on monkeys or even humans can in no way be ethically justified they raise many critical questions for those who are behind these tests and those questions must urgently beyond said the same organization it previously found itself in the hope water for experiments on animals including forcing ten monkeys to inhale the exhaust fumes of the w.p. cell while watching cartoons the car manufacturers for their part of being quick to
distance themselves from these experiments. we believe that the scientific method chosen that the time was wrong the b.m.w. group is in no way influenced by the design or methodology of studies carried out on behalf of the e.u. g.t. the animal experiments in the study are superfluous and repulsive generating around four hundred billion euros yearly the german also industry has come in for criticism in recent years as well as legal action over attempts to cheat on emissions tests for diesel vehicles allegations of carrying out experiments on people and animals so unlikely to improve the industry's reputation piece for all of a party. animal rights attorney james schuster says the industry has managed to dodge laws protecting animals with governments complicit. we can't trust these companies to be able to give any kind of meaningful assessment of whether this was the
correct option we can expect these industries to be able to give any kind of meaningful cost benefit analysis given that they shown time and time again that they're willing to use and kill animals for frivolous reasons these major industries have colluded together and have successfully lobbied governments around the world including the us government to basically rarely enforce and the few laws that exist to protect animals at all and so it's extremely rare that any kind of enforcement will take action even against what is in this case extreme violence against animals. islamic state as a military power may have been defeated in syria but the country's political crisis has yet to be resolved representatives over the syrian government and various opposition groups have gathered in the russian city of soft cheek for a new round of peace talks. but i've got now looking at whether they are any closer
to a breakthrough. dialogue has been sorely lacking in the syrian civil war in two thousand and twelve the geneva peace process was initially founded in the six years since it is achieved nothing one side or the other would go to these talks without preconditions sometimes extreme preconditions and that has to paedo good those talks this process on the other hand is designed to be more frank more open. there have already been eight or nine rounds of talks since we first came to geneva the end of twenty thirteen unfortunately the geneva process yielded no results for now there's no progress the sides have just run back into their stances we blame the syrian government for that and it's stubbornness over the political transition issue so we need a breakthrough we need an impulse that would push the geneva process further we think that this congress can pave the way for the future progress in geneva
unfortunately not everyone is on board the syrian negotiation committee which represents a number of rebel groups voted to boycott saatchi you think the way the war was going that that be interested in talking but perhaps there was pressure on them not to get involved the syrian negotiation commission agreed not to attend the sortie conference our focus remains delivering a credible political transition for syria through the un led geneva talks putin's spokesperson said it himself don't expect a breakthrough a peace treaty or re conciliation here in sochi this is not what this venue is about it's just a space for the various sides in syria the various ethnicities denominations to come together and to talk about their differences not necessarily resolve them it's to get the bull rolling because what has been sorely lacking in the syrian civil
war is any sort of. dialogue between the warring sides between the rivals and the opponents this is intended to set up to give them an opportunity to sit down and to talk about their differences as just mentioned at the sides do not agree on many points about syria's future including for example the fate of the current president bashar assad despite their differences pro-government opposition representatives do agree on one thing and that is that discussing these problems is crucial. we are here now to negotiate to sit in front of each other to fight each other to shout at each other to talk to each other to talk frankly we hope that here in sochi we can achieve what we couldn't achieve in geneva after eight rounds of talks now the syrian government cannot just avoid these negotiations they will have to meet all the participants of the congress face to face that is a step forward that was not made in geneva it will be useful for geneva and i'm at
the head that are so regarding sort that we should remember there are many problems both on the ground and political the syrian army with its allies has liberated large areas and eliminated terrorist leaders anyway the geneva negotiations lead to nothing in order to please other parties that happens with other negotiation platforms too and that's where sochi comes in but we shouldn't expect too much maybe some expect the situation in syria will be resolved right after a declaration when announcements in tsotsi but we know how politics works these negotiations are just a stage. as crypto currency is grow in value hackers are finding new ways to steal them the new so-called crypto jacking method is fast becoming popular mechanism allows hackers to secretly mind cryptocurrency on your computer while your watching internet or using infected applications on your smartphone it's been reported that google and you too were exposed to such malware recently but some
hackers prefer to do it the more traditional way and simply steal the digital coins from the web wallets. miguel francis i talked to a representative from a crypto currency exchange that suffered the biggest crypto robbery so far that was just a few days ago popular japanese crypto currency exchange coin check confirmed on friday that at all the victim for the largest hack in the modern cryptocurrency history over four hundred million dollars worth of nams axiom tokens have been stolen now we have memes foundations in this partnership coordinator make. to get some clarity on the situation how could a secure trading platform come under such an attack so it is very important to distinguish two points here from one side if you speak about number of course it is a more secure form but if we speak about the trading platform the exchange
as a didn't use any security measures that we provide to them and this allowed hikers to easily deal this money mikhail so what's the status on the tokens and has there been any luck in locating the hackers. all the money are known on them blow chain and we track them and we die exam. as for legal matters of course hackers should be prosecuted and we give it to an f.s.a. and to a japanese authorities to find and prosecute them has this affected them scheme unity in any way what's the chatter like. and then come in give us always drapes and we saw support from people all the time but sometimes such an unfortunate events would happen to really give a good test to our community and really education is happening as this new people are getting good advice on how to secure their funds well you've heard of the new
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this is cool and bust broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. i'm partial. we are back in the saddle again here in d.c. and it is a busy week ahead president from state of the union speech on tuesday. and by the way a programming note of special coverage starting at eight thirty pm tomorrow night plus the federal reserve open markets committee meets mid week and friday is jobs day with the new employment numbers a jam packed week but for today here's what we have on tap first ashley back banks helps us take a look at the net worth and the wealth gap and extreme poverty in the united states
and last david henderson of the hoover institution about wealth inequality around the world the tosh of sweet looks at border security and those doco dreamers that still are out there needs to be a problem needs to be solved and alex mahela big trip or twenty global trade amid some recent statements by president trump and others and before we get going heard by dr pepper creating the biggest beverage go home and on the planet that and more plus we'll get to the boom busting headlines right now amazon the world's largest retailer has reaped tons of free publicity in its search for a second headquarters or h q two amazon says the facility will create fifty thousand jobs in one american city and received two hundred thirty eight formal proposals from cities and regions last october but after a round of apprentice style coverage for the selection of the twenty cities as finalist amazon once more secrecy in the bidding and the selection process many
mayors have been eager to offer amazon special perks and incentives including tax breaks and special infrastructure projects new jersey for example offered a seven billion dollars package maryland governor larry hogan offered a one worth five billion dollars and critics have pointed out that the public bidding war is a race to the bottom on wages and social obligations economist dean baker tweeted to to a call of the process as a jeff bezos version of apprentice and which we get to find out who is the stupidest mayor in america now finalists say they were told on a conference call with amazon to keep their offer. secret last week the pennsylvania office of records declared that puppet pittsburgh's office or offer was a public record preventing attempts by local leaders to comply with amazon's request amazon seems to be in no hurry to bring an end to the publicity bonanza and has not announced when the h q two location will be decided.
consumer spending in the united states rose in december as demand for goods and services increased the increased spending may be due in part to the record gains in u.s. stock market in addition to higher prices however the increased spending came at the expense of savings which dropped to a ten year low more spending and less savings is usually a troubling sign for future consumption and economic growth the savings rate in the us has not been this low since december of two thousand and seven just before the economic recession. since two thousand and six the inequality or wealth gap has been increasing all over the world on average the wealth of billionaires has risen by thirteen percent since two thousand and six and in two thousand and seventeen alone billionaires collectively saw an increase of seven hundred sixty two billion dollars which is
enough money to end poverty several times over this isn't just an issue for underdeveloped countries but with the u.s. being one of the wealthiest countries in the world more than half of its population is struggling to survive here's our teams correspondent ashley banks with more from outside bar the any quality gap is increasing now cording to oxfam forty thousand people hold as much wealth as a three point seven billion who make up the poorest half of the world's population not compared to sixty one people and twenty six thousand and three hundred eighty people in two thousand and nine as you can see the gap is widening now in oxfam's latest report at sites over the past year billionaires were created at a record rate of one every two days at the same time the bottom fifty percent of the world's population has seen no increase and wealth their report added eighty two percent of the global wealth generated in two thousand and seventeen went to the most wealthy one percent. meant experts say those holding financial assets
during two thousand and seventeen saw an increase in wealth due to a booming global stock market for example and twenty seventeen amazon founder jeff bezos saw a six billion dollar rise in wealth in the first ten days of twenty seven tina due to the bull market on wall street as a result he's the world's richest man and i it sounds are important said nine out of ten of the world's two thousand billionaires were men mark gold ring oxfam's g.b. chief executive said quote for work to be a genuine route out of poverty we need to ensure that ordinary workers receive a living wage and that women are not discriminated against so if that means less for the already wealthy then that is a price that we and they should be willing to pay. although bay's those is a part of a small group of american men making financial gains most people men and women living in america aren't so lucky the u.s.
is one of the world's a wealthiest countries yet forty million people live in poverty according to the world and come inequality database the us has the highest gini rate of all western countries on top of that the us has the highest youth poverty rate across the o.e.c.d. which contains thirty five member countries and also has the highest prevalence of obesity in the developed world and the u.s. ranks thirty six in the world in terms of access to water and sanitation what's more alarming is within the o.e.c.d. the us rings thirty fifth out of thirty seven and terms of poverty and inequality sam said this was unacceptable and unsustainable for the rich to continue to get richer while the poorest struggle to survive according to the charity in twenty seventeen billionaires made another money to end extreme poverty seven times over sam is calling on world leaders to put
a stop to this by creating policies that will tackle tax evasion and boost the pay of workers part we don't agree with all that either we are not part of that one percent actually we are not ok thank you for that. trade trade more trade alex behala bitch joins us to talk about the trump administration mulling over economic courses of action from all over the globe elitch's joining us from toronto alex let's start with the like and other cases the president says europe has been treating us unfairly and it's time for a change but what is he plan to do about it. saying very unfairly actually saying that the way the goods are moving back and forth between the e.u. and the us that you know for the e.u. they can just send anything that they like over to the u.s. and the vice versa that it's just not happening properly that there's taxes and tariffs and the u.s. just can't get their goods into the into the european union well we don't know how
true that really is if you look at the breakdown how the how this is actually happening between the two countries and we do have some information here for you in form of a graph. you have to take this into consideration first of all this relationship is obviously very important and the two countries trade a lot together and actually their most each other's most important trading partners they for europe for the u.s. when it comes to europe that is a trading volumes at five point five hundred seven point six billion euros that's about six hundred thirty billion u.s. dollars followed by canada china mexico and japan for europe when we're looking towards the u.s. that well europe the u.s. is number one and then followed by china russia switzerland and norway now the europeans are saying you know what if trump's going to do this they will retaliate and guess what they don't have all their eggs in one basket they're actually there's some stats that say that china is creeping up and maybe has even surpassed the u.s. as a trading partner when it comes to the e.u. and they're working on plenty of deals we know that they have a free trade deal with canada that's in place now japan as well as are working with
latin america and they're looking at new zealand and australia so for donald trump to do something like this to be very radical when looking at your europe not only could he hurt the european economy can obviously hurt the us economy as well yeah and you know europe's really high on getting together with china on that one belt run one road initiative alex so there is that certainly increased trade now there was a meeting not in toronto but up in montreal over the weekend another round of those nafta meetings anything any progress on that. well guess what actually this time we're hearing that there was probably progress at least there was optimism to the meetings ended on sunday so all sides are saying you know they're little bit more cheery about things there looks like things that might be moving forward but not forward the way that we anticipated in the beginning so march was supposed to be the deadline for these nafta talks everything was supposed to be done and over with now we're hearing they might be pushed all the way into two thousand and nineteen
so there's a little bit more openness to these things dragging on a little bit longer obviously for the u.s. they'd like to see things happen a little bit quicker but with the other size i mean there's still a lot to talk about one of those things and i know this is something that you're very interested in is the arbitration part of it so when it comes to that canada and mexico this is a really touchy subject for them the u.s. wants to be able to opt out of investor state dispute settlement that's a mechanism that's in there with built into nafta that lets us courts make their judgments for about any disputes now canada and mexico are saying no way we don't trust the euro us courts to make the right decisions here this is our red line we will not cross it and this is something that really do not want to be negotiating about it's something that they want to keep in place right and you know when when we were in davos with the show last week alex and thank you by the way for that reporting on prime minister to go that was very interesting last week but at
president trump speech on friday he actually opened the door again a little bit to the transpacific partnership the eleven nations that have decided actually just in the last several days to go ahead with with that agreement with out the u.s. you know we were part of that with the obama administration but now that the other eleven are going forward now the president seems to indicate well maybe that means little bit a window for us to get involved in and that what's your prognosis for that as that ship already sailed or is it still possible. well it's interesting you know when you look at the eleven countries that are left i mean a lot of people be jumping for joy thinking let's bring the u.s. back in but really the devotion asians have moved far forward trump pulled out about a year ago it's a different deal than it was a year ago maybe not much but it is a different deal and what donald trump is saying he wants to see some drastic changes you want to see something that does that this deal is actually a really really good deal he called it as it's called nafta one of the worst deals in history when it comes to any type of trade pacts but now you know he's taken
a couple of steps back east looking at what is happening right now because he knows one thing in this what donald trump did say and dabbles yeah we might be able to negotiate with the pot so that all eleven countries but we can also negotiate bilaterally with these countries so he's seeing opportunity here any way that you turn it even if this ship has sailed because of these guys are signing march eighth and trust me they don't want to start opening up these negotiations again this has been going on for years so they want to wrap this up as soon as they possibly can and then maybe discuss it with the united states after and donald trump i think understands that and for him there's a lot of wiggle room here bilateral multinational that any way that he wants to make deals and he will put on his way i mean look he's been a wild card and this is the way the style is done with nafta with the e.u. with everybody he screams out the you know the bloody murder that the you know fire and brimstone type but they but the whole fact of the matter is.