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there will be no negotiations with the taliban no talking to the taliban whatsoever there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban we're going to finish what we have to finish what nobody else has been able to finish we're going to be able to do it now we've heard a response from the taliban essentially mocking the united states and saying that if the usa wants to find them it knows where their office is located in the city of doha at this point we are not hearing moves from either side the taliban or the united states about resuming negotiations so at the moment it appears that the violence and chaos in afghanistan is going to continue no. middle east affairs expert ali risk believes that the latest move by the pentagon is tantamount to an admission of failure in afghanistan siegmund some horrific attacks launched by the time of taliban and by isis which have now begun to talk of kabul the afghani capital previously we saw that you know there were attacks by these extremist
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groups but they won't focus so much from kabul couple was considered to be relatively secure what we've seen now is that even the capital is no longer so cool so we've learned of these failures in this who are you were swore i think that the pentagon but basically what the american mistreated as a home had no. choice but to take this step to try to hide the reality which is going on on the ground because i think that if the american people are exposed to the real situation there will be huge amounts popular pressure for the u.s. to you know just cut and withdraw from that country. u.s. officials had to flee an event in the west bank city of bethlehem after angry protesters stormed the building. without it being a business meeting at the bethlehem chamber of commerce and industry protestors
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arrived with a banner that condemned donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as these really capital the money clashes the meeting was cut short before leaving the building the americans were given a clear message. and the story didn't end there palestinian protesters then ran out of the building and throw tomatoes at diplomatic cars as they tried to flee the scene. and there was great wasn't easy either as you see from our video palestinians tried to gain entry to the vehicles all this lee has more now on what sparked the commotion. but this is just the latest incident in a string of protests that have been taking place on the palestinian street ever
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since the american president donald trump made an announcement back in the beginning of december saying that he recognized jerusalem as israel's capital also on tuesday there were protests in front of the palestinian prime minister's office in the west bank city of ramallah now there they were protesting against the reduction of services being offered by where the united nations relief and works agency for palestinian refugees the agency was forced to downgrade the services after the americans announced that they were cutting millions of dollars of aid this the americans say is until to quote there is a fundamental reexamination of how the agency operates the protest and go on the palestinian street have gone as far as to enter the israeli parliament or the israeli knesset where just last week the american vice president mike pence was visiting as he stood up to speak a group of arab lawmakers who constitute the third largest faction in the israeli
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parliament started shouting and holding up banners with and american messages citizens of israel. now mike pence during his speech at the israeli parliament only further infuriated the anger that is already here on the street by announcing that by the end of next year the americans would be moving their embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem since president trump made that announcement on jerusalem back to the beginning of december they have been more than twelve palestinians who have been killed more than a thousand have been injured and hundreds have been arrested so this is a situation that just won't go away and witnessing tensions continue to climb.
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down to states is preparing new sanctions against russia after the release of the so-called kremlin list which includes the names of some two hundred top officials and business leaders that's according to the u.s. treasury secretary steven itchin it was pressed on the issue in congress now we will take the basis of that report and look at kind of as we do in the normal course where it's appropriate to put sanctions so there's no way be interpreted as we're not putting sanctions on any of the people in that report when you sanctions were expected to be announced along with the list although officials stress that no new restrictions were coming in right now is not easily with the reaction from russia. for now the russian government won't do anything about what was called the u.s. kremlin list that's how the russian president for now made up his mind embellished the u.s. treasury document it had to be published before the monday night deadline under the so-called countering america's adverse stories through sanctions act and so it was
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ten minutes before the deadline america's saying that being put on that list which includes one hundred fourteen top russian government officials as well as nearly one hundred richest businessmen doesn't mean receiving some kind of punishment so you may well ask what's the point something to do with sanctions that's not actually sanctions by the way something that i found rather amusing was the fact that the putin administration section matched the kremlin website name by name while the part about the businessman was almost identical to the forbes list of russia's richest men. no wonder the treasure list didn't come out until the last minute six months is hardly enough time to copy and paste the forbes list of russian billionaires i know personally many of the business people on this list
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some very close to putin some and some see little work was done to distinguish between these two categories i think the logic of the list is that the russian version the course list isn't available in english ranking russian officials even had a little laugh perhaps the deputy prime minister. said that washington basically released a book that you may call who's who and russian politics anyway back to vladimir putin's first public reaction to the list he said that the u.s. officials weren't doing u.s. russia relations any favor. there's still some muscle to get used to union uma i don't understand the logic behind this move but it's definitely a hostile one and further complicate u.s. russia relations and our security services share intelligence that helps prevent terrorist attacks do they need this or not will we start working together or not we can do without that but i think it's in everyone's interests it would be absurd to
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reduce our relations to zero so. after all the united states is mulling further restrictions there's a different stance coming from the european union the belgian prime minister claimed that the block is against new sanctions during his meeting with his russian counterpart dmitri medvedev. this morning sanctions are not the end goal so dialogue is the key and i would like to highlight the youth has made a decision not to support the strengthening of restrictions as. we go reaction to the new u.s. list from political analysts. i don't think it will have much of the effect at all that anything i think it's the white house telling congress they passed this law to try to keep the pressure up on russia this concern about the last election and doing this list seems to have very little purpose other than just for filling a legal minimum i don't know if it will really damage any u.s. russian ties it seems that trump is not certainly trying to make it any worse the
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situation already is it seems like he's really just trying to hope a lot of this goes away and bring it all to a speedy end people look at it and i think and say this is a piece of lazy intelligence you've worked really taken a who's who of who's the rich and powerful in russia and copy down in names and it doesn't seem to have much substance to it president trump signed it off literally minutes the goal with no enthusiasm for these sanctions forward but he's under pressure though he's under pressure i see from you know the his own intelligence from the military and from the democrats and we nor that you know under pressure pressure presidents can buckle but the real question i repeat is why is russia the main threat at the moment to united states of america and the west that i think the answer has to be no or. seems that facebook wants users looking a little closer to home mark zuckerberg the head of the social media giant who feels that from monday people's news feed will be concentrating more around local
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news stories the unity of the u.s. nation appears to be the reason for the move. many people told me they thought that if we could tone down the temperature on the more divisive issues and instead focus on concrete local issues then we would all make more progress together. the move is the latest in a series of changes to the facebook news feed which at first affects only the u.s. although a global rollout is planned to other recent changes aim to show only trustworthy news and informative content to use this also last week the company reportedly acquired the software firm confirmed which created tools to authenticate official i.d.'s it's thought that it's a bid to identify people who buy ads and thus avoid so-called troll farms to blame for alleged russian meddling all the measures are part of a broader campaign to counter fake news and to make facebook more user friendly. ok let's discuss the issue now with technology analyst dimitri klein and joins me
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on the line dmitri all of these efforts by facebook to moderate the news feed there are those watching now will think this sounds a bit like censorship. it's censorship is one of the outcomes which are that you have here i mean facebook makes their money by targeted advertising right so like being able to reach people and manipulate them and like you know whether whether it's for political or commercial reasons is the primary use of the platform so the primary motivation in controlling the timeline is to actually prevent people from effectively doing so without paying them and so you know they they say it's really about fake news but actually it's about any kind of kind of community based information that people are trying to get out there that aren't there that they are paying facebook to promote of course that won't do anything for the gym and manipulation whether it's russian or british or american it was because providing a platform for that kind of manipulation is what facebook is for you say it's about
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you know making sure they get paid a mostly just reading that facebook is banning all ads from big currencies i.c.'s now these are ads they get they get paid for so it seems like they're also deciding what people can read and what they can't well i guess i guess when you have enough enough customers you can afford to be choosy and maybe maybe maybe facebook has more important clientele that don't like to have those kinds of advertisements there and so you know are kind of not so not allowing them into the garden what about the internet's ability to open up the world i mean it has made the world a much smaller place. to get in contact with people near the side of the world why would anybody want to look inside a small local neighborhoods. well i think the you know the internet as it was originally conceived wasn't based around social as you know centralized social services social platforms like facebook it was based around decentralized social platforms like usenet email or c. and so forth centralized social platforms like facebook emerged because of
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a catalogue rate business model the ability to collect large user base and sell them advertising and so the and so this is what kind of a concentrated the internet i think i think i think without without these kinds of without these kinds of centralized platforms we would have a more open more international internet but such a thing could really only happen with public support and what would you think about the concept of building communities you think that's what will happen. i think that there might be some communities being built but i suspect i suspect facebook algorithm will continuously be refined to like you know make sure that their users are seeing and clicking on as much advertising as possible so even even any temporary benefit to local communities might get at the expense of whatever whatever it is that are moving from the timeline i think that will also be short term and short lived to appreciate your time so interesting views then i guess the meeting klein a technology analyst thank you. learn in our supporters of the president
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colors put broken through a police cordon to reach the council and parliament. it was was. the protesters gathered to demand the reinstatement of the local government they fled to walk it by the building a last push for more was reinstated a session intended to reelect the former president today was postponed to guarantee his freedom and the result of the democratic elections which faces arrest in spain for his involvement in last year's illegal referendum. to pharmacies in the german city of frankfurt have found themselves at the center of a racial storm and it's all being whipped up over their centuries old names with more details he is peter oliver. what is in a name well for frankfurt council the name of two of the city's pharmacies was enough to demand that change this is one of them exist so more and it's
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that final part of the name that the city council here in frankfurt have a problem with it translates as the moon rish pharmacy now traditionally what that meant is that this was a pharmacy that would have stalked alternative medicines all medicines from the east as well as western medicine this building here you can see originates from nineteen hundred however there are campaign is that say that this type of name has no place in modern germany. the reason for the complaints was that people said using the term morrish was racist and offensive against people from north africa but we spoke to people here on the streets of frankfurt and gauge their opinion about the proposed name change i think it's a shame because it's part of maybe our culture too and it doesn't have any more to do with maybe we've. already. we shouldn't change
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our traditions here on the cd for me if something is to be racist it has to either diminish or belittle people in this case it has more to do with recognizing cultural heritage it didn't even appear to me that you know it's offensive because it is a historic it's simply historic terminal in the pharmacy doesn't for sure doesn't use it to be to be offensive the owners of both pharmacies politely declined to appear on camera saying that the news that they were going to be forced to change their name brought nothing but unwanted publicity. interestingly enough the name up a ticket or more and is much more common place in the state of north rhine-westphalia but when the integration council in that state will ask. if they'd be following frankfurt's example where they said no they had far better things to be doing peter all of a r.t. frankfurt. but no russian flags flying at either the twenty eight hundred winter
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olympics or paralympics in south korea that's after the international paralympic committee upheld its ban on team russia though it is allowing clean athletes to compete as neutrals two months ago a similar decision was taken by the international olympic committee but despite all eyes on russia when it comes the doping allegations are surfacing 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 the open appears remarkably widespread among elite athletes and remains largely unchecked despite. testing that
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report revealed that at the thirteenth athletics world championships in south korea over forty percent of those competing emitted 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 water and the 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
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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 end still being can pay 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 reason it wasn't made into nonstop breaking news no probs were conducted and no bands were seen. we managed to speak to the authors of the report they told us the research indicates the doping epidemic. and to international track in the us we are still made forty six percent. and fifty seven percent of the athletes at these international track meets were doping much higher than we expected according to the results in this paper i would call. i mean when you're when you are talking that half of the
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athlete said an international track and we are asked to remain to be doing some kind of don't be i think that's a serious problem for asked latics will be very very important to understand why do we have the difference they quote over that. is we don't know much about the the athletes complying and by compliance i mean whether or not they follow the instructions and they also the question has to be instructive because it's not what could be in place to figure out what we have to be in a future is understanding. how athletes react when they actually see that question because it's a quite serious question have you used prohibited methods in the past month and how to look the way athletes still honestly even if they are actually though purse.
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thanks stay with us all be back with the latest news headlines see you in the hall for now. the release the memo moment is upon us republicans are billing it as some kind of silver bullet revealing political corruption at the highest levels of the department of justice and f.b.i. the democrats on the other and their supporters in the liberal media call it a distraction finally the public will decide. this is the kaiser report on max kaiser one of the fridges growing on flour.
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pluckers not here will bring plucky back to what's going on today and thanks if you go on totally mad. i love the flowers and the trees and the bee is it's nature it's a forest right here in the middle of los angeles fantastic oh yes we're in a tropical jungle here in the middle of los angeles so you will hear the birds because we're in the tropical forest within los angeles where at the sunset marquis you will hear many sirens because many bad people live in los angeles as well as people like kevin spacey harvey weinstein on the police are chasing but you know is doing very well not only are these plants and trees doing very well but max the stock market is doing well as we've covered it keeps on going up and up and up and up and up and up and up and up and up trump has had the best you know one year performance of any president since f.d.r. remember f.d.r. of course came in when it was at all time low and then the stock market after the
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great crash sort well chumps had a great year and you know who is now actually piling into the market who at the all time high the millennia was finally fearful millennial is are finally ready to take a chance on the stock market they interviewed jerry smith a thirty one year old old millennial who used to be afraid of the markets but not anymore the markets becoming a little more insulated he said i'm hoping that we learned our lesson from the crisis have gotten better as a society especially in the financial and banking world that we will not allow that again certain measures have been put in place since then when the market is not insulated in any way. the discounting mechanism for risk and the risk is the moment i hear that it has been for quite some time but i understand reading the financial press that the millennial is are piling into companies that
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are involved in the marijuana industry. they mentioned in particular that he was he had bought nvidia so a lot of them are into that whole gaming space and all the chips and stuff like that and some of the fang shares you know the tech shares he's piling into that he is also dabbling in some of the cryptocurrency stuff but he said he was mostly afraid of the risk but really the most shocking thing that this kid said this thirty one year old guy jared smith said from new york city by the way lives in the or probably in brooklyn this is for the twenty twenty elections to look forward to because listen to what he says about why he's piling into the stock markets and why he has faith in the future of the u.s. economy one factor influencing his appetite for risk president donald trump trump does seem to be much more pro a condom e and pro american stock market than other past presidents smith said while he's in office i believe there is an extra layer of insulation there from something drastic
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and catastrophic from happening like. this is a millennial saying this from new york right well i remember before the dotcom crash in two thousand you had an enormous amount of money flowing into america online because people got online and they said i'm online i'm going to buy stock in america online so it's a form of what i call stock market narcissism where you're buying what it is that you are doing at that moment so here people who are on social media they're buying social media stocks and so it's stock market narcissism and donald trump is very pro jobs and he's trying to bring back jobs but ultimately the decision of whether or not this market is expensive or cheap is that of the federal reserve bank who controls interest rates so interest rates are at historic lows at this time but if in fact the economy starts to heat up as this millennia old suggesting that means that wages will also start to heat up which is inflationary which means bonds will
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have to start trading down which means interest rates go up as therefore you have a correction. however if you look at what has also happened this week. how was it jeff bezos made two point eight billion dollars in one day and he made two point eight billion dollars in one day after his company introduced technology that eliminates the need for cashiers all cashiers and in america make an average of two hundred ten million dollars a day combined cashiers is the number two job in america and number one i believe his truck driver number two is cashier so jeff bezos of amazon introduced that amazon go we don't need cashiers you just walk out so you know whether or not inflation will ever appear in wages it's hard to not write so i think is that we're at this now top one hundred thirteen billion dollars this is interesting that the internet of course was financed by the government and then you have private cheers
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able to cash in on what was built by the government i've often said that social security for example should have a component that invests in the stock market so that people can participate in the things that they're financing it could be the infrastructure projects that are projects the technology projects remember there would be no technology sector without nasa nasa is a government program there would be no google there would be no apple there would be no microsoft without nasa the u.s. government so why should the u.s. government nasa and i say d.o.d. all of them. so why should there be an element in our collective ownership of this country owning these particular entities not why is it concentrated in just one individual that's a very poorly designed system in my view now i have another tweet and this was from january twenty third your birthday somebody tweeted this about jeff bezos just to put into context when you're looking at how the wealth affected everybody feels
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great because the stock market keeps on going up a thousand points faster than all you know all time new highs faster. as it seems like inflation is really kicking off after all the central bank interference in printing money but jeff bezos how much he made from january first to january twenty third jeff bezos has made another fifteen point two billion dollars just so far this year yes it's january twenty third the average american has made three thousand one hundred twenty eight dollars so far this year. jeff bezos made four million eight hundred fifty nine thousand three hundred thirty five times more than the average american this is the hyperinflation and billionaire class for sure yeah there's a billionaire created every other day. from the latest a to stick so every two days there's a new billionaire which is ok fine i mean the system produces a great wealth and we should encourage the pursuit of great wealth pro-capitalism
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but when you have the underlying architecture of the system as such where individuals like they are aggregating wealth. vast magnitudes a multitude of the underlying inflation rate it shows that the architecture of the system the design of the system is flawed is broken and will result in catastrophic failure or market failure we've seen that market failure many times we saw in two thousand and eight we saw in one nine hundred 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 system has not been modified to account for changes in technology over the past fifty sixty seventy years and we keep having these catastrophic failures. well speaking of catastrophic failure i want to point out once again before i move on to the next headline this money will the millennial you're supposed to be the one with her sort of crowd these are supposed to be the ones that all the democrats are counting on to come out in
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twenty eighteen in the midterm elections and vote for them and here's a millennial from brooklyn i'm only he's in new york they say but i'm assuming brooklyn ok i'm i might be stereotyping him but you know here's a guy who you would think is naturally going to vote for the democrats and he doesn't mention putin but he mentions president as a reason why he himself is invested in the stock market and if the markets continue to go crazy and you never know markets can stay irrational for longer than anybody could stay solvent trying to bet against them here here's a kid that you would think everything if if he's watching rachel maddow he's supposed to be scared he's supposed to be hiding under his bed you know in fear of some nuclear attack instead he's he's he's took a third of his trust that he has of course like most in brooklyn are going to have a trust well he's taken a third.

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