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literally minutes to go all with no enthusiasm for these sanctions forward but he's under pressure he's under pressure i see from you know the intelligence from the military and from the democrats and we saw that on the phrase pressure president bottles of your true right to forces coming to go a bit of fortune to you but the real question i repeat is why you know is russia the main throat at the moment to united states of america and the west i think the answer has to be no will. there be no russian flags flying at either the twenty eighteen winter olympics or paralympics in south korea that's after the international paralympic committee upheld its ban on team russia there it is allowing clean athletes to compete as neutrals two months ago a similar decision was taken by the international olympic committee despite all eyes on russia when it comes to doping allegations are now surfacing elsewhere in the world. in the run up to next month's winter games the issue of doping has taken
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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 reserves just the one country i'm afraid the answer is a resigning 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 the athletes were surveyed anonymously to encourage honest answers doping abusers remarkably widespread among elite athletes and remains largely unchecked despite convent logical testing that report revealed that 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 was only came back with point five percent of test as positive in south korea and three point six percent at the pan arab games needless to say that is
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a massive discrepancy and the other surprising thing is that the research was actually funded by wada and yet no one heard a peep out of them about the results 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 wada and i double a f and subsequently between i w f and the authors regarding the authority to publish the results now goes on to say that neither of the organizations impose restrictions on the writing of the report although i'm not sure how a six year delay isn't considered a restriction the president of germany's athletics federation for one was infuriated by the hold up banning that publication has impaired the possibility of taking important measures in the anti-doping complain much of this is more than annoying you could also call it the scandal 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
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a study which of course would raise alarms with the world anti-doping agency instead of pursuing it and doing further tests to 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 when we managed to speak to the office of the reports they told us that was that she indicates a doping epidemic. international track. we are asked or made are forty six percent and can fifty seven per cent please these international track meets were doping much harder than we expected a recorded results is newspaper i would call it epidemic i mean
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when you're when you are talking there how some athletes sit in the international track meet are asked to remain to be doing some kind of deal. i think that's just problem for athletics will be very very important to understand why do they have the difference they close over. is we don't know much about the athletes compliance and by compliance i mean whether or not they follow the instructions and they don't but the question has to be instructed because it's not what could be in play it's what we have to do in the future is understanding. the three s. when they actually see that question because it is a quite serious question is prohibited method you know plus the money and possibility they played still and honestly even if they are actually dope us money
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is coming your way after this short break. we've seen that like a failure many times we saw in two thousand and eight we saw in one thing ninety seven we saw in one nine hundred eighty seven and we're going to see it again probably in the very near future because the underlying design of this capital of the government has not been modified to town for changes in technology over the past fifty sixty seventy years and we keep having these catastrophic values. seems wrong. just don't. get to shape out just to become active. and engaged equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back tensions are high in the russian city of seoul chain where peace talks of the syrian crisis are now underway even the opening speech by russia's foreign minister was interrupted as more and ghastly of reports it's been a busy and unpredictable starts to the sochi peace conference first there's a deal a for hours and hours were last minute arrivals couldn't quite make their minds up on whether to attend or or not and when foreign minister lavrov finally got around
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to making the opening speech well this. because it's different i want to say. that i think it's different thank you very much that are you there is a difference we have to continue working people have a chance to participate in the discussion. as for myself personally. the root is its and once express my sincere is crushed as he talks colleagues.
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friends again i would like you know tension. going to see does that it's long lived russia the let me speak please. organize this tell us more than a thousand one thousand six hundred delegates most of them syrians have come to attend to attend this peace conference but those last arrivals we mentioned are the hard core opposition the real power the rebel power on the ground formerly the they voted to boycott the sochi conference nevertheless he convinced them to get on board a plane as you fly over once they got here they had their own conditions they were also upset with the syrian government flags being put up. around sochi that that there would be taken down. we were made to the airport refusing to work under the flag and slogans of the syrian regime therefore our delegation has
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decided not to take part in the sochi talks but boycott them and return to ankara however the turkish delegation remains in sochi and it will voice our demands and our desire to see them implemented. they then boarded the jet and after spending ten or so hours at the airport flew back to turkey nevertheless the congress the syria peace conference went on went ahead it would have been great to have that opposition here to have that diversity here to see them sit down with the syrian government perhaps other factions other denominations and the cities who are represented here and to talk about their differences not try to knesset. barely resolve them here and now you know that's expecting a lot but at least get the ball rolling at least voice their concerns voiced their positions which is what this vent this venue this space is entirely about getting everyone to sit down and to establish a precedent where they can talk to each other because the syrian civil war has
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dragged on and on people are tired of it internationally in syria weary of the fighting and does well it isn't going the way that the rebels wanted it to go so there's more incentive here to sit down and talk nevertheless not this time around but sochi will happen again and we have yet to see what these these session in particular will result in however representatives from some opposition groups were present at the talks and managed to talk to their opponents from damascus it's clear they don't agree on many issues including the fate of the president bashar al assad but still they have something in common and that is the will to talk. but you know 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
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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. regarding sort you should remember there are many problems both on the ground and politically the syrian army with its allies has liberated large areas and eliminated terrorist leaders anyway the geneva negotiations notes nothing in order to please other parties that happens with other negotiations and that's where such a comes but we should expect too much maybe some expect the situation in syria will be resolved right after a declaration when announcements and sorts of what we know how politics works these negotiations are just a stage. hundreds of protesters have clashed with police in the capital of chile they've been demonstrating in support of demands to nationalize what they
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call the strategic national resource of libya which is used in batteries around the world. police detained several protesters and deployed water cannon to disperse the crowd the demonstration was called after the corporation for the promotion of production find a local religion with chile's largest lithium fogey allowing an increase in the amount of mines in the country's richest saltmarsh the decision ended long held disputes over the rights to mining lithium in the area protesters want the government to we nationalize the libyan industry and plough the wealth back into the country. with russia's. as essential election looming r.t. sat down with one of the more colorful candidates in the race because any assault jack she's famous in russia for being a t.v. host her father was the man of sin petersburg and the man who introduced putin to
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the world of politics she enjoyed a gilded youth but entered politics herself in two thousand and twelve joining russia's opposition movement and this year she decided to run for the presidency under the slogan a vote for me is a vote against everyone artie's oksana boyko interviewed her but the chant soon turned fiery with subchapter at one point even threatening to sue this channel. i have one last question and i want you to take it as a personal attack i think it's an important one a few years ago you were tave having a conversation with your neighbors about the repair work on your part and i don't think it's correct to discuss criminal cases because this was a private talk on telephone which was what was it in terms gone by fayez be so it's a criminal case and it was criminal reported say you are my old rival waiting it out i think if it was a criminal case and you know this it's unconstitutional to do this to discuss it and even to record it if you would show these on your t.v.
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i am not at all are asking the store and they will close it's a lawful i won't do that but i'm just saying we can discuss a lawful things with a tape that oksana boyko was talking about there is allegedly a recorded phone call which was published on social media it's claimed one of the voices is concerned with the other said to be the manager of the building where she lives the woman expresses her discontent about ongoing building works because many children live there work is carried out earlier in the day which apparently infuriates the speaker jury in the expletive laden recording swear words they used to describe the children because the new claims the tape is fake my colleague will receive a talked to our teaser on a boy about her interview with the presidential hopeful. before that we had twenty five minutes discussing various things about russia its past its future its present she has a fairly critical take on the state of affairs in russia and we came to that point
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because i personally think that the way you behave in private in people around you can neighboring your friends people you don't know is relevant to what kind of a present deal may be and that's why i decided to ask her about that conversation i think perhaps her argument maybe crossed the line because you took the if you want to a post no level no talking about politics with socialism claiming that she's entitled to some degree of privacy which she is to certain extent because once she crosses into a more public domain and that conversation is why the available on the russian social media that's more exciting everybody's discussing it then i think it is relevant because she's running for public office and people want to see the politicians not only how they present themselves in front of the cameras when they're comfortable questions but also they want to see that. can you. think and i think
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that had was not the case talking about a woman who's running for the russian presidency you know where to i think what's lacking here is maybe politics speak or diplomatic behavior perhaps you know i put world leaders. world leaders works on it so you about putin that love him or hate him you've got to respect him because even under the highest pressure putin does seem on a public that will to stay cool calm and collected but it's not even about staying cool calm and collected i mean imagine if you taped putin having a conversation let's say ukrainian f.s.b. you know security services having a conversation with somebody and saying you know i have to consider this law that will save lives of the children but i couldn't care less about what you consider that a genuine topic worthy of attention i would have because i think that person is in the public limelight he claims to represent the people and those kind of questions here the questions about how much do you really care about people in this country. it's funny i thought jack is one of
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a number of candidates competing for the russian presidency the current incumbent of latham a putin is running for what would be his fourth term russia's communist party presented a new face this year parvo good d.n.a. and is that candidate however the candidate is from the liberal democratic party and the more liberal leaning yabloko party to measure and grigori out linsky all the same as in previous elections. when they were don t. we love to hear your thoughts on all of our stories though do get in touch by following goes on facebook and on twitter about going about thirty minutes of all the latest headlines i'll see them.
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manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the famous merry go round. we can all middle of the room. pay everybody i'm stephen barbee. hollywood guy. out american i'm just george bush and r.v. this is my buddy max bemis financial guru just a little bit different. going to try not to run your windows up with all the drama
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happening in our country i'm rude have fun every day americans. and the store to bridge the gap this is the great american. experiment. this is cool and bust broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. and bart chilton. 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
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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 actually back banks helps us take a look at net worth and the wealth gap and extreme poverty in the united states and why i asked 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 these days saul and alex mahela big trip or funny 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 left 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. borders or h.q.
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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 and 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 in which we get to find out who is the stupidest mayor in america now finalist say they were told on a conference call with amazon to keep their offers secret last week the pennsylvania office of records declared that pittsburgh's office offer it was
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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 holding 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.
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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 two correspondent ashley banks with more on that side bar the any quality gap is increasing now according to oxfam forty two 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 in two thousand and sixteen and three hundred eighty people in two thousand and nine as you can see the gap is widening now and not sam's latest report at site over the past year billionaires were created at
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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 they report added eighty two percent of the global wealth and generated and twenty seventeen went to the most wealthy one percent. ackford say those holding financial assets during two thousand and seventeen a sauna and 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 not sam's report it said nine out of ten of the world's two thousand billionaires were men mark gold ring out sam's g.b. chief executive said quote for work to be a junior one route out of poverty we need to ensure that ordinary workers receive a living wage and that women are not discriminated against if that means less for
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the already wealthy than that is a price that we and they should be willing to pay. although base though that 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 us is one of the world's the wealthiest countries yet forty million people live in poverty according to the world and come inequality database the us has the highest gini right of all the 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 problems of obesity in the developed world and the u.s. ranks thirty six in the world and 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
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fam 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 enough 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 alex is joining us from toronto alex let's start with the e.u. like and other cases the president says europe has been treating the u.s. 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.
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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. and 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 your 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
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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 the meetings ended on sunday so all sides are saying you know they're
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a 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 not to 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 side 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 that's built into nafta that lets us courts make their judgments for about any disputes now canada mexico are saying no way we don't trust the euro u.s. courts to make the right decisions here this is our red line we will not cross it
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and this is something that the 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 today that was very interesting last week but at that 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 the last several days to go ahead with with that agreement without 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 a little bit of a window for us to get involved in that what's your prognosis for for that is 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 goshi agents have moved far forward trump pulled out about
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