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it's out to the markets over the last few days now italy isn't the only country that seen some political turmoil of late let's turn our attentions now to spain where we know that the spanish prime minister is facing losing his job that's being debated now this is a motion of no confidence that was put forward by the main opposition socialist party they've actually decided that they would like to instead of our highly put. in place that debate is due to continue until early on friday morning when they will vote on whether or not to allow to remain the spanish prime minister. many thanks or show the dubin skin our correspondent in europe bring is right up to date . let's get more on this our analysis from thomas harrington he's a professor of hispanic studies at trinity college in hartford connecticut great to have you on. so much has happened in the last few hours this this last minute deal
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. it's come as a surprise to many is this a real moment of relief for italy and more so the eurozone. i can't speak much as a real expert on italian politics what i can say is that my sense is that the damage has been done by the decision made a few days ago to block the formation of the government i think it sends a very dangerous message to people in europe they're there they're popular sovereignty when you like it or not is at the beck and call or is it the this is the the the whim of the dog power of the so-called markers it raises a lot of questions about what democracy is really about in this european union i think so many of us had a great deal of hope for going back a couple of decades but i think the implementation of the politics within the european union shows that there's
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a clear imbalance between economic imperatives and the will of people presumably if you know if this were carried on the way it was going which was a mess turmoil and they've gone back to the polls in italy this didn't bode well for the e.u. which had a lot of troubles over the last few years of him or this is it this is a good result for the e.u. chiefs we are where point has it become incumbent don't eat you to ask hard questions about the way it is doing business and the things it's asking of its member states i think that's the question that we never seem to get to and what point do they have to stop and ask questions about this you know and ask questions about well how much he needs to pay to this very precious thing we've got our democracy. civil also over in spain it looks like that the prime minister could be oust ousted that does this mean that the still could be you know more choppy waters ahead for the european union. i think the spanish situation is very unsettled to
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this point where the votes that put the motion no confidence or the talk or we'll put it over the top of everything stays the way things are right now were provided with the gas national by the basque actionis party and it's a very tenuous. vote it looks like they're going to sanchez will be able to win the motion of no confidence but that doesn't tell us where he's going to go he's a you know very tenuous position if memory serves he only has about eighty seats in the spanish harlem and he's really cobbled together a no confidence position based not so much in a belief in his positions but in a rejection of a holiday for example a challenge in basque nationalist parties are voting with them but they made it quite clear in their interventions in parliament today that they were doing so not because they like very much where he wants to take the computers to say sanchez
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look there they were very much want to get rid of a quote now remind people that sanchez and his party the socialist party have been partners in the application of the article one fifty five which has suspended democratic rights in catalonia and sanchez in his appearance that day ceded no ground on the matter of catalonia. he essentially seaside i with that were high on the issue of california so it's hard to believe that anything substantial in the in the matter of solving the down one question come out of a government headed by you know my you know and we've seen some movements recently in in the markets in the value of the currency these uncertainties in italy and spain are they hurting they you know they the financial situation the block's economy. it would appear that they are but again these are solutions and again i'm not a columnist but these are solutions to close for a reason and there is a lot of unsettled. thinking going on
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a lot of unsettled feeling in the european union and yet what i think is consistently missing is a deep conversation about why are you so much discontent i think is a very strong tendency to want to point fingers but there is very little tendency to have profound discussions about how the e.u. might have gone wrong or how to construct a warm durable model going forward for the political existence between solutions thomas thanks so much for your time my guest thomas harrington professor of hispanic studies that trinity college in hartford connecticut. moving on to other news u.s. tariffs on steel are now you many are set to come into force on friday now they will apply to imports from the european union as well as calendar mexico our correspondent in london and washington gave us the latest reaction from both sides of the atlantic. the tariffs will reportedly threatened seven point four billion
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dollars worth of european exports to the u.s. and what's interesting about this is that wilbur ross u.s. secretary for commerce maybe announcement just hours after meeting with the french finance minister where they apparently discussed the matter amicably but the domestic reactions have been mixed establishment democrats and republicans strongly oppose the move but trade unions in the u.s. applauded trump's move but in his announcement today ross downplayed the terrorists providing at least some assurance that they won't negatively affect relations with the e.u. this is their boomer. groom. i think everybody will get over the course they do we just heard it in washington doesn't think these terms are going to be a big problem for europe is that the case i think they might be surprised if we look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the
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european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision in the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion euros worth of european exports to the u.s. understandably there's a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the automobile industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the case because they are the powerhouse of course of the of that sector now the president of the european commission john claude juncker he has called this decision a horrible day for trade. except that it come to push you to look for measures when it comes to. create. because also this with. bond saying that counter measures will kick in within hours
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he's also vowing to put the matter to the world trade organization because they are responsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before they have reacted to the news the german foreign minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the french president emanuel micron has also slammed the decision calling it illegal strong reactions as you can see all round and lots of unhappy countries there we've previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps with its own twenty five percent terrorists on various produce including motorcycles jeans cigarettes cranberry juice and peanut butter his young again. so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid
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process the fact that we have to do this but we have to do it we will now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on levis blue jeans and we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter measures are enforced well he's already threatened to respond to any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on cars produced by european auto makers so you can see that the huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether the e.u. can forget forgive and indeed live with these new measures. the police can speak now to wall street analysts the economic commentator michael hudson great to have your michael we've heard it the e.u. has said it's going to retaliate they're not impressed by by this warm bit but what measures would you anticipate they will actually introduce. well the irony of all
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of this is that there is a good logic for protectionism and the object of protectionism is to import your raw materials. as cheap as you can and make all your profit and manufacturers neither are you aware that well what trump has done by putting the tariffs on aluminum and steel is to raise the price of aluminum in steel to americans they've already jumped about twenty five percent since the announced the terrorists few weeks ago and all of a sudden this oversupply is going to be sold to europeans and asians so that their manufacturers can buy little m and steal more cheaply to make manufactured goods much lower cost than american manufacturers can do so trump has given europe and asia an opportunity to undersell american manufacturers of tin aware of anything industrial a beer keg people have talked about frying pans cars anything made out of aluminum
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and steel now the foreigners outside of america will have an advantage over the american a producer so trump has shot the american economy in the foot that seems to be his guiding principle from the way you describe it it sounds like actually the e.u. doesn't need to do anything in retaliation do you think there will be a trade war is already here is going to sit back and enjoy the benefits it has to do something legally it can't let america saying we're going to put a tariff on anything we want in order to have all of the monopoly in the world in our country and make you pay monopoly prices there's a reason there is an oversupply of aluminum and steel and that's because other countries are afraid of american sanctions they don't know who america is going to move against next so they have to be independent and basic needs steel aluminum but
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also. agriculture also information technology so what america is doing is selling europe in asia you have to go your own way you can't depend upon us we're for american first and we're going to do everything we can to hurt you to help ourselves because that's how mr frum made his fortune in real estate by threats and intimidation and long long loss of living to be said to donald trump he did say when he was on the campaign trail this is this other stuff he was going to day what's the effect going to be first of all on american can seem is. the price of anything made out of aluminum and steel is going to go up so the prices they pay well either go up or the companies that make things out of aluminum and steel are going to have to have their profits eroded by having higher costs than. to face off european exports and asian exports not we're going to have a competitive advantage over the united states in other words trump has read the
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basic economics textbook that how protectionism made germany france and america rich in the first place or how is protectionism is forcing russia to be more independent and doing for russia what it is doesn't need protection this tariffs when it has something like american sanctions going to be fascinating to see how the story develops many things kate on michael hudson like a small state analyst on economic commentator. the european court of human rights has ruled in lithuania and rumania took part in the c.i.s. program of secret detention centers and also violated the prohibition on torture by helping the agency the interrogation of two al qaeda suspects both countries have been ordered to pay those men one hundred thousand euros each in compensation one of the suspects was according to the cia a key al qaeda figure no charges were brought against him though as part of his
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interrogation he was water boarded eighty three times he said he lost his left died during cia torture in his diary he documented tortures he was subjected to and even sketched them in detail the other detainee also face the agency's enhanced interrogation program according to the cia he led his gulf region operations both of these are still held in the notorious going turn of a bay prison the hearings reveal the conditions under which the two suspects are being kept. there had been held in these facilities and the domestic authorities had been aware that the cia would subject them to treatment contrary to the convention now what we have heard is a little bit about the conditions in which they were kept in lithuanian site we're getting a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this hearing no it prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times as
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a beta gave an account of what was done to him while he was in detention and must warn viewers that this clip comes a company with some of the bed his own sketches that have been released as part of a freedom of information request some viewers may find them disturbing they unchained my hands from the bars and chained them with short chains to the chains that were around my legs which kept me in a bowing position at all times they brutally dragged me to the cement wall he started brutally banging my head in my back against the wall i felt my back was breaking due to the intensity of the banging he started slapping my face again and again meanwhile he was yelling and then he pointed to a large black wooden box that looked like a wooden casket he says from now on this is going to be your home he violently closed the door i heard the sound of the lock i found myself in total darkness. we saw a few of them accompanying that clip just there but the sketches made well they really
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paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he is being kept the two men are currently being held in guantanamo bay now since the detention facility opened there in two thousand and two it's been open to prisoners scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the you solve waterboarding he said it many times however this is something that well the rest of the world pretty much considers torture when diana marberry which by the way which by the way we are keeping open which we are keeping. and we're going to load it up with some beer dude split we're going to load it up would i feel strongly of waterboarding as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with in fact donald trump doubled down in his support for waterboarding as he promoted the woman who is in charge of the cia black sites to the top job in agency gina hospital who's well referred to by her
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detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either the torture queen or bloody gina well she took over as the new cia director earlier this month lithuania says that it may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prison beg now outreach director for the rights organization cage. the reality is that these of war crimes and nobody was prosecuted for this and nobody will be prosecuted no matter how many accomplices and it's important call them that were involved that states in the cia senate talk report torture report there are one hundred nine hundred eighty six mention so imagine the lawsuits that would one after the other come and be filed against us they don't have to prosecute the entire bush administration and beyond and of course that's probably not going to be possible there's a series here you've got. four presidents essentially that are all ruled american run america was the torture program has either gone or gone on or has been allowed
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to get away with it and because there's no prosecutions the new president can come along and say i believe torture works a lot more waterboarding is a great thing because there is not precedent if it is in prosecuted for the crime that it is a war crime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine if that somebody from sub-saharan africa said that we we're also against american citizens we. all are doing the terrorist activities in our country imagine what would happen if they said that and indorsed. and that brings us to the end of what's been a very busy news hour of the very latest updates for you at home often our hope to see you than.
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fifty years ago breaking with into a concert as a sleeping pill does this is what i mean because i would say the side effects were terrible but not on. induction entre board. here not. across europe victims are starting legal battles demanding at least some compensation in something in two ways first will the physical damage itself as well that the concert mind that the people who actually perpetrated this crime has never been born the justice and there's been a couple. there's
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the president thank you very much for inviting us here for giving this opportunity mr president since time is short. first question you need just victories in. yet i hope they have drastically change the situation on the ground in syria how much nearer the end of this war. are we now in your estimation for all you all what comes here. with every move forward in the battlefield with a victory with every liberal liberated we are moving closer the closer to the end of the conflict and all with it without external interference it won't take more than a year to settle the situation in syria but at the same time with every move forward
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for the syrian army and for the political process and for the whole situation forward in the positive meaning toward the most ability. opponents mainly the with the by the united states and in europe and in our region with the mercenaries in syria bitterly to make it fall. by supporting more terrorism bringing more terrorists coming to fear or by him during the political process so our challenge is how can we make this go up to close this gap between their plans and our plans and i think we are succeeding in that regard but at the same time is of course for you no one could tell you when but it is getting closer that's
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a favorite well you lead this military victories they have being objective speaking spectacular the speed at which the stood for years of collapse you climbing on retaking all of syria by force we're talking about the border with israel as do you have control there do it. the war the with the troops. i think everything in it could be. fact but sometimes you only have this choice especially when you talk about factions like. like like. and the like minded factions actually most of them have the same ideology the harsh comments or. they're not played before they don't have any political plan they only have this dark ideological blair is that to be like any controlled area anywhere in
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in this world so the only option to deal with both factions is force. at the same time in other areas we succeeded by implementing the conciliation especially when the community in those different areas made pressure on those militants to leave the area so i think the best the choice is to make a conservation this is all planned but when it doesn't work the only resort to use the force well with regards to we can see lesion how wise is it to send all of these veterans you harvests with this small arms to italy by now tens of thousands of tens of thousands of gone gone they have consolidated they have built the fences eventually as you say you will have to fight them on the
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other hand you perhaps planning on building an area that is outside of government control. you all if he were to go to liberate it so it's impossible for us to to intentionally leave any. on the syrian soil. controlled as a government this is the natural and as you know it was captured by the. dearth. and fifteen with the turkey supports. it was it was mainly captured by a muscle and some of the supportive factions. very conservations before that time but every conservation happened after that time after two thousand and fifteen it was i think may two thousand and fifteen every faction what the to leave. the city or the village they choose to go to egypt. this is a very good indication that they have the same ideology could be used to go to a b.
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or b. did you have to go to any other area so we didn't think people do it would they want to go to a dalit because they have the theme you could beat or they have the same atmosphere way of thinking and so on this one. the other part which is military as they call that of your question the plan of the terrorists and their masters was to destroy the syrian army by scattering the different areas all over the syrian sword which is not good for any army of plan was to put them in one area where you have three areas if you if you have two or three or four four two you've beter than having been in maybe more than one hundred forty or the think so militarily it is better they choose it but it's better for us from the military point of view on the other hand talking about similar mindsets it is predominantly the rebels they're
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overwhelmingly sunni even the sunni myself i have a long distant relative who. came to syria to fight against you to resist you because he was told that you would target you with killing soon and that is what many people. believe why is it that so many people in all these different countries in. america russia these sunni's these muslims they believe that you are oppressing because the first thirty of when you thought would in turn internationally maybe in the with of course and within syria then in some mainstream media in our region and in the with. their plan was to create this rift within the society that we make things easier for them when you have such a civil war kind of civil war between thanks or if this city and they feel now
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the keep using the same narrative at least to encourage some fed at the x. in different places in the world to come and defend their brothers in this area because that's how with the imagine imagine that this conflict between faith it's all because of the. minded way of thinking or some maybe all their ignorance they came here just to support her probably know if i'm going to debut this is right or wrong your audience does it more if it doesn't know me the they don't have any idea maybe evolve by credibility. you know theory of it or where it's better to go and see the reality on the ground now this that you know to validity in reality. thanksgiving another thing it. syria should be divided according to sectarian lines you should come to visit the old controlled and see one color or a few colors of the syrian society you have to go to the other where you have.
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terrorist you should have different colors and the reality is not with now in damascus in early pour in homs in. every area under the theory and the syrian government control you would see every term of the syrian society with no exceptions so that this reality will be bunk this narrative. how could they be with each other why the government is killing them according to sectarian. basis it doesn't talk. there enough but with regards to negotiations and reconciliation. talks of there have been efforts to start talks to achieve a result in june even as the now there has been limited success but it is been hasn't been all that great now let's be honest you're winning you're winning on the
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ground your forces are advancing the rebels are in retreat why would you negotiate with them now that they're losing. the very beginning we think whenever we can think of syrian blood we have to go. ford and we would be in it with any initiative any kind of initiative even if you if they have bad will some people some some initiative have have bad will but in spite of that we deal with the reality now if you go around syria the reality the results. that's been embodied by. very conservations is a proof of what i'm saying without this policy without this intention of having blood negotiating talking to people we couldn't have reached this it considerations . this is one thing and the other thing not everyone for the government have the same basic some of them have ideological background from of them poor
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financial background some of them they made mistake at the very beginning they were forced to go in that direction and they couldn't with the two so you have to open the doors and you have to distinguish between different kind of people and the most important than the unity of the people who were against the government again the government in the different debilitated area actually in the in the heart they are with the government could be the because they're the difference between having government and having chaos with regards to talks and you know retaking areas by force for example is the have controlled territories in there has or there have been clashes there between troops who were loyal to you and the s.d.f. itself he lied to his partners and the united states brought to bear force to stop the troops will to you from taking territories this is happened that as well how
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are you going to deal with the united states presence military presence in syria. after that issue of people in later years or and before that homs now damascus actually united states is losing its sky. it's they've been called worth. that was called moderate but when the scandal started leaking that they're not more they are of that was supposed to be fought by you know it's these they look for another court this card would be if the if because when as it seems as you just mentioned we are moving forward in the different areas to defeat the terrorist. the only problem lift in syria is if we're going to do that by two and the first one we started now opening doors for negotiations the majority of them are syrians. and supposedly they like to the contrary. they don't like to be copied to any for you
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know that what we support so we have the same basis. we all don't trust the americans for decades because of the war will be all you think and they do the opposite of dick daily life so we have one option is to live with each other. they fought over this the first option if not we're going to put it in by force. by force we don't have any other options with american or without americans we don't have any other option so this is all learnt it's all right and it's always duty to liberated and the american should leave somehow they're going to leave they came to your lot with no legal pieces and look what happened to them they have to learn the lesson here like is no exception and syria is no exception people will not accept for any of them this week in any.
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adult. i was on if you. actually. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest on the world of politics score does list i'm show business i'll see you then.
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with regards to taking territory that seems inexplicably whenever you eliminate one threat see be it good that another thread seems to materialize and this happened repeatedly now we have these really energy minister who is threatening that his country could quote liquidate you and your government. are you afraid your freedom how do you take that threat. will reward and talk about measure innovation and loss of vision a vision of the now in syria we lived under the threat of these really aggression this is something in our unconscious feeling. to think about your faith. while living with the same fate for decades this is nonsense. israeli has been
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assassinating killing occupying for decades now for more than seven decades in this region but usually they do all this without threatening now why do they through it while in this way this is panic this is the kind of hysterical. feeling because they are losing the deal once the deal won. and i says that's why israel is panicking recently and we understand perfectly well israel israel is now seemingly striking cross syria airstrikes at will they're both publicly on camera again and again that your defenses they're powerless to stop them that they can do with syria whatever they want. is that true is there anything you can do to stop israel carrying out its airstrikes in syria and surely the first target of the most and roof in syria was the defense
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before attacking any other military bases it would be air defense and it would be thought by the why do they defend their defense will not deal with the peaceful demonstrators of the city over the moderate forces and it cannot be with extremists any way with another used to defend the country this is the other proved that israel was in direct link with those terrorists in in syria so they attacked those bases in the destroyed big part of our air defense now in spite of the of our position. defense is much stronger than before thanks to the russian support and the recent attacks by the israeli. american and british and french proved that we're in torture now the only option. my answer to
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your question is to improve our defense this is the only thing that we can do and we are doing that. israel says that it's strikes are so far that they aren't targeted against you the president the government that they're targeted at the run to keep iran which is your ally weak in syria it's strange but iran being here they are your allies it's no secret they have help but them being here now puts you at threat would you ever consider asking around to leave the most important fact regarding of this issue that we don't have iranian troops we never had and you cannot hide it and we would. the shame to say that we have like we invited the russians we could have invited the iranians we have to rein in. officers who work with the syrian army to help but they
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don't have the troops. and the starkest fact about their lives the world with the sure they are in an issue that the recent at the few weeks ago they said that the attack during in bases in d.c. delicately and actually we had things of syrians martyrs and wounded soldiers not a single living so how could they see that we have it so it's a lie we always hear that we have it in the officers but they were with me we don't have troops. changing subject now with regard to chemical attacks there are now regular alleged chemical attacks happening in syria your government and your allies have said that you had nothing to do with this your allies of bags your claims saying deny you know any responsibility saying they have
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no knowledge of you carrying these carrying out the these attacks the question is in who is interest is it to gas opposition to you the most part of the answer in whose interest but the question is it in our interest why and why you know because the timing of this alleged strike was after the victory of the syrian troops. let alone the fact that we don't have chemical look weapons in your way and let the other folks but we're not going to use that against old people because the but the new theory was about winning the heart of the three and the third the mean but and we want so how can you use chemical weapons against civilians that you want them to have to be supportive to the. second if you want to use it list the port that you have it in want to use it do you use it after you finish the battle or before or during its particular second if you go to that area it was
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very crowded by armies by factions in by civilians we never use such armaments or weapons in that area are going to harm everyone something that didn't happen and if you go to that area and you ask the civilian there was no chemical attack me or anyone even the westen unionists who when they are after the good always debated this it we are the people of this we need we didn't see any chemical attack so it was a not if it was just a pretext in order to a taxi. it means being a pretext but we have without have proof that you know even media room is on twitter few videos of confusing videos of showing allegedly the aftermath of an attack is enough to justify for the united states its allies launching cruise missiles at syria what if conveniently there is another attack.
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alleged attack could there be a lot more missiles aimed at syria of course it could because when the united states trample. over the international law. on a daily basis in different areas for different reasons any country in the world could have such an attack what the legal basis of this type of vehicle with their aircraft would be a line with the so-called antiterrorist alliance that support the terrorists actually what they get with all that in life nothing what they look at before the attack in yemen against all the border with pakistan etc there's nobody could be so as long as you don't have. an international law that could be obeyed by united states and its pop it in the west there's no guarantee that it won't happen that happened a few weeks ago and that happened last year in. two thousand and seventeen and that
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could happen exactly agree with you but the response from promised was going to be extreme and severe into his words early on the response that we saw the strike that we saw after the latest alleged chemical attack was seem to be much more symbolic much smaller in scope and it was inexplicably get dealing. when trump promised the attack and when it came why was there a delay did it have something perhaps to do with the russians it has to speak as we as we saw it the first one the cold the thought of it all day long. the public opinion round the world and in the with didn't buy the story but they couldn't with a draw so they had to do something. even on a smaller scale the second issue related to the russian pull the position that i'm as you know the north publicly that they're going to destroy the base of that's
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going to be used to launch. our information we don't have evidence we only have information and both informations are credible information that they were thinking about comprehensive attack all over syria and that's why the threat. pushed the west to make it. much smaller scale. with regards to the united states relation to would you president trump has called you animal asset do you have a nickname for the u.s. president. this is not my language so i cannot through a similar language this is his language to prevent him thing there's a very. no in principle but what you see is what you are so you want to prevent or to with that in any way. you didn't move anything in
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this kind of language who did anything. for anyone the only thing that moves you what people that you trust people who are liberal headed people who are thoughtful people or moral or ethical that would move anything inside you with a positive or negative somebody like we move nothing for him but with regard to the united states presence here and this is an interesting thing you know a came up of thoughts of a while ago there are now in syria forces from five nuclear powers five nuclear powers directly gauged in military operations in syria bede boots on the ground or strikes some of those countries are on different sides how serious is this civil war still the words of
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a lot has been used widely seen the beginning of the conflict in syria even by our friend by our allies by mistake without understanding of the content of this meaning syria a syrian civil war. they are sectarian lines be used on either if the cities or states or religion or maybe political opinion or political currently see something we did something we don't use syria in reality. in the area controlled by the government which is not the majority or fear you have all these diversities. all these diversity through the words of it all is not according to what we have actually from the very beginning mercenaries syrians and foreigners being paid by the with in order to topple the government this is the reality of the myriad of you the very stark reality everything else is just mask to cover the real intention of
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talking about the political differences moderate peaceful. we don't have civil war in syria if we had to would also for seven years we should have been divided by now you cannot have one country united country united society if not geographically because now all of the united states poppy thing better pop it without that we should have it divided so should go. deal with different spectrum of this in a society and you can answer that question in the same way i'm asserting but with with regards to potential escalation there are proxy forces from all these five nuclear powers as well as their own forces gauge in syria but you was the president again must have information how close we come during the civil war during this war to an escalation between these nuclear powers in reality we
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were close to have derek conflict between the russian forthwith and the american forces. fortunately it was it has been avoided. not by the wisdom of the american leadership by the wisdom of the russian did because it's not in the interest of anyone. anyone in this word and first of all the syrian to have this conflict we need the russian support but we need at the same time to avoid the american. in order to be able to destroy to stabilize our country and just briefly one last question the closer we get to the end is the danger of an escalation in your estimation is the decreasing or is it on the other hand increasing as i said the very beginning the more we get closer to the in the more they want to make it father what does it mean the more stability you have the more escalation really the more conservation you have in one area the more.
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killing and destruction and trying to capture more areas by that oath. will have this why within the conciliation when we thought that the considerations in many area the other factions in the same area tried to support it because they have the orders from the outside not to go toward any to conservation of course these you have their orders with the pocket of money. so you know what to say is that is correct but the more ice conditions we have the more determined we'll be to solve the problem because you don't have any other choice other you have country or you don't have country. as the president thank you very much for giving us so much of your thoughts and we wish you the syrian people the best and a swift conclusion to this state of this awful conflict thank you and thank you for
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coming to see it again. in july twenty seventh in holland also attempt a freelance journalist working with atif militant shelling in syria. on to his sacrifice quality has established a holiday also to have a memorial they will recognize more reporters who often risk the months with the sake of the truth and through that peace you can submit to your published works in the video or written form until june the twelfth go to a doughty dot com. i do. i i i.
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i. so. i know you are there sort of. the. party gets exclusive access to a meeting between buses for. minister and the north korean leader our correspondent was the only international reporter allowed into king's palace. italy's two main euro skeptic parties are back on course the former government after reportedly striking a compromise with the president and big months of political uncertainty. the u.s. imposes f.-t. tariffs on our new mini and steel imports from the e.u. and other allies despite warnings of retaliation.
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thanks so much for joining us my name's neil harvey this is r.t. international. the russian foreign minister has met with north korean leader kim jong un as young young prepares for a possible peace summit with south korea and the united states kim and lavrov agreed to boost ties between north korea and russia and arrange further high level talks later in the year and are to gain exclusive access to kim's palace with our very own any patrol the only international correspondent to be there. well i spent an hour and a half scammed john policy and can yank with my camera without being told what to do so journalists so we're going to be allowed there but then suddenly at the last moment we got a tip from the foreign ministry officials that i can take my camera and come it was
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a long journey we're following a black mercedes along the streets of being angry and then we realized that we ended up in a completely deserted area where there were no cars on the streets or people and then i saw this big palace and we seemed to get into the palace through some kind of baggage door gates and only then i was able to realize that this is the actual villa and kim was waiting behind the wooden door as sergey lavrov arrived and a few moments and all kinds of interactions between the russian foreign minister and the north korean leader there are of course precious to watch i just want to share one of the moments with you. it's a food soon in pyongyang isn't it. yes it's my third time and i must say porn young is only getting better again nobody around us was speaking russian or
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english i don't speak korean so we couldn't really understand where these people were taking us but i guess the moment when i realized that this is definitely the palace the official residence of kim jong hoon is when i saw kim sr she was trying to sneak out through the doors and i even said hello to kim sr here's what that particular moment looked like hello. every tiny detail at that location was really precious to watch i was fascinated to see kim john thune sitting alone on one side of the table without any aides or assist. since he was only accompanied by the translator and it was if you like seven on one talks because on the other side of the table there were seven members of the russian delegation facing kim on his own and we will be showing you more of
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these exclusive pictures in the hours to come and on friday as well i can tell you that i had a very long day and north korea apart from this truly incredible visit to kim jong il's residence so have a look at what else i saw there. i know these are our first stab in the democratic people's republic of korea. so thirty lavrov limo just departed and we're going to follow him right. we just left the airport and we're trying to catch up with the serbian labrada limo but we seem to be a bit far behind or on the way to the capital pyongyang. this is a truly incredible offer surely forced to film inside the place where most high profile
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mean things and north korea happened just as the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is talking to his north korean counterpart behind closed doors right there. for. the moment when the russian top diplomat is n.p.r. is absolutely unique on the one hand the resolution of the korean peninsula crisis might be just a few steps away with a massive concessions the north and the south have both been making and even donald trump to however we understand that any wrong move can make everything collapse. so the question is why exactly. and it up in the capital russian diplomatic sources suggest that it was several indications in a row by mr larrabee taleb part during his visit to moscow.
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we were also told that the north korean side wanted to help in a south during a traditional way to chat with the journalists on the playing when we asked sergei lavrov why this was happening and what to expect of the visit his answer was well just have to see i don't know for an hour. it's glamourous joseph chang believes that the step by step approach to negotiations suggested by moscow is the only reasonable way to settle the crisis the negotiations process has to proceed in a reasonable rational manner in view of the demand on the part of the united states that the deed new career process has to be complete very fireball and reversible there is obviously a symmetry in the american demands and the. demands of from young
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so the russian prime minister is by using a kind of step by step or stage by stage a kind of negotiation process which is obviously rational since it is rather difficult to work to achieve to secure a complete arrangement in one goal. italy's euro skeptic coalition is set to form a new government averting the need for a new election president sergio matter relatively a block's the coalition's plans but on thursday said that the new deal a been reached meaning a new cabinet could be sworn in on friday. we've never gaited a complex path which has led to the formation of a new government i thank you all for your efforts well italian politics seems to have gone full circle in the last few days what we know now is that just said because the man that the five star movement and the likud wanted to be italy's next
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prime minister has now taken the helm yet again we understand that he has put up his list of ministers they have been approved by the italian president and those ministers are due to be sworn in to government to for that government on friday at four pm local time well of course you may remember that you said because they had originally given the that mandate to form the government just a few days ago after his choice of economy minister had been denied by the italian president the italian president thinking that eighty one year old paolo survivor was in fact to you're a skeptic and had feared that he could pose a problem for the single currency and italy's position in the single currency over the next few years he then gave the reins the mantle to a man called carlo quarterly a colleague quarterly was due to form his own government which was much to the
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anger in new ration of the five star movement and the league but he decided on thursday that he would give up that mandate saying that he felt a political government was by far the best solution for italy well so it seems that that full circle has happened and we now know that the league and five star movement from two very different ends of the political spectrum will now be set to form a coalition government in italy an incredibly euro skeptic coalition and who is going to the be economy minister well it seems the reports suggest that it's going to be another professor his name. this is not confirmed but we believe it's going to be giovanni three who is a professor in rome now it will be interesting to see how the markets react to that decision given the fact that the idea of these two parties forming a coalition had literally scared the living daylights out of the markets over the last few days now italy isn't the only country that seen some political turmoil of
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late let's turn our attentions now to spain where we know that the spanish prime minister is facing losing his job that's being debated now this is a motion of no confidence that was put forward by the main opposition socialist party they've actually decided that they would like to instead of our put the day in his place that debate is due to continue until early on friday morning when they will vote on whether or not to allow her to remain the spanish prime minister there is a lot of. thinking going on a lot of unsettled feeling in the european union and you know what i think is consistently missing is all recision why only do so much discontent i think is a very strong tendency to want to point fingers but there is very little tendency
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to have profound discussions about how the you know gone wrong or how to construct a war durable model going forward for the who exists between solutions and what point do they have to stop and ask questions about this you know and ask questions about work how much he needs to parry to this very precious thing we go to mars. u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum will take effect in a few hours time they will apply to imports from the e.u. as well as canada and mexico and corresponds in london and washington gave you the latest reaction from both sides of the atlantic. the tariffs will reportedly threatened seven point four billion dollars worth of european exports to the u.s. and what's interesting about this is that wilbur ross u.s. secretary for commerce made the announcement just hours after meeting with the
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french finance minister where they apparently discussed the matter amicably but the domestic reactions have been mixed establishment democrats and republicans strongly oppose the move but trade unions in the u.s. applaud it terms move but in his announcement today iraq's downplayed the terror at providing at least some assurance that they won't negatively affect relations with the e.u. there is a. groom. reversion i think everybody will get over the course they do we just heard it in washington doesn't think these tariffs are going to be a big problem for europe is that the case i think they might be surprised if we look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision in the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion
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euros worth of european exports to the u.s. understandably there's a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the ultimate bail industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the case because they are the powerhouse of course of the of that sector now the president of the european commission john claude juncker he has called this decision a horrible day for trade. except that it come to push you to look for measures when it comes to. create. has also put the matter to the world trade organization because they are. sponsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before they have reacted to the news the german foreign minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the
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french president emanuel at micron has also slammed the decision calling it illegal strong reactions as you can see all round dots of unhappy countries there we've previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps with its own twenty five percent tyrus on various projects including motorcycles jeans cigarettes cranberry juice and peanut butter his again . so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid process the fact that we have to do this but we have to do it we will now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on levis blue jeans and board but we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter measures are enforced well he's already threatened to respond to
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any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on cars produced by european auto makers so you can see there's a huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether the e.u. can forget forgive and indeed live with these new measures french prisons of money or michaelmas denounce the u.s. tariffs he called them illegal and a mistake and warned of the trade war could harm both sides well street analyst michael hudson believes that the u.s. could actually suffer a war than europe from the terrorists. what trump is done by putting the tariffs on aluminum and steel is to raise the price of aluminum in steel to americans they've already jumped about twenty five percent over supply is going to be sold to europeans and asians so that their manufacturing can buy lumen them and steal more cheaply to make many a fractured goods much lower cost and american manufacturers can do so trump has
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given europe and asia an opportunity to undersell american manufacturers that tim aware of anything industrial. european court has ruled that to e.u. member states took part in an illegal us torture program the full story after the break. italy's recent elections again demonstrate the use neo liberal agenda is under
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continued pressure even under threat we use this grand historic project going how should we understand the italian elections the german elections and gregg's it in order. to see that the more and more people even more and more political leaders understand that. you know these migratory influx is into europe therefore it does not serve the target of a better future european union. welcome back the european court of human rights has ruled that lithuania and rumania took part in an illegal cia torture program the ruling relates to the secret detention and interrogation of two terrorist suspects the countries have been ordered to pay those men one hundred thousand euros each in compensation one
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of the suspects was according to the cia a key al qaeda figure but no charges were brought against him he was water boarded eighty three times and claims to have lost his left eye while being tortured the other detainee led out go free gin operations according to the cia both men and now being held at guantanamo bay prison the court hearings revealed the conditions under which the two suspects were kept. there had been held in these facilities and the domestic authorities had been aware that the cia would subject them to treatment contrary to the convention now what we have heard is a little bit about the conditions in which they were kept in lithuanian site we've gotten a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this hearing no it prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times as a beta gave an account of what was done to him while he was in detention and must
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warn viewers that this clip comes a company with some of his own sketches that have been released as part of a freedom of information request some viewers may find them disturbing they unchained my hands from the bars and chained them with short chains to the chains that were around my legs which kept me in a bowing position at all times they brutally dragged me to the cement wall he started brutally banging my head in my back against the wall i felt my back was breaking due to the intensity of the banging he started slapping my face again and again meanwhile he was yelling and then he pointed to a large black wooden box that looked like a wooden casket he says from now on this is going to be your home he violently closed the door i heard the sound of the lock i found myself in total darkness. we saw a few of them accompanying that clip just there but the sketches zubaida made well they really paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he was being
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kept the two men are currently being held in guantanamo bay now since the detention facility opened there in two thousand and two it's been open to prisoners scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the you solve waterboarding he said it many times however this is something that the rest of the world pretty much considers torture when diana marbury which by the way which by the way we are keeping open which we are keeping. and we're going to load it up was a beer dude split we're going to load it up would i feel strongly about waterboarding as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with in fact donald trump doubled down in his support for waterboarding as he promoted the woman who is in charge of the cia black sites to the top job in agency gina hospital who's well referred to by her detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either
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the torture queen or bloody gina while she took over as the new cia director earlier this month with you ania says that it may appeal the ruling we discussed the case with former guantanamo bay prisoner. the reality is that these are war crimes and he was prosecuted for this and nobody will be prosecuted no matter how many accomplices and it's important call them that were involved that states in the cia senate talk report torture report there are one hundred nine hundred eighty six mention so imagine the lawsuits that would one after the other come and be filed against us they don't have to prosecute the entire bush administration and beyond and of course that's probably not going to be possible there's a series here you've got. four presidents essentially that are all ruled america run america what's the torture program has either gone gone on or has been allowed to get away with it and because there's no prosecutions the new president can come
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along and say i believe torture works a lot more waterboarding is a great thing because there is not precedent if it is in prosecuted for the crime that it is a war crime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine that somebody from sub-saharan africa said that we also thought . it was a we. all were doing that there is activity in our country imagine what would happen if they said that and indorsed caught. journalists of rounded on the ukrainian or for a tease for faking the assassination of a russian reporter in africa or the journalist in question has responded to one critical article in the british media that claimed the fake murder did more harm than good using offensive language bob franken told the guardian newspaper to mind its own business and also said a u.k. passport would be nice if people in that country want to help and meanwhile international media and security watch dogs have described that stand as deplorable
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and regrettable. the staged murder of journalists are crazy buckton could buy the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reporter may be a great relief it is deeply regrettable the crane's authorities have played with the truth no matter what the motive relieved that are currently but it was alive i deplore the decision to spread false information on the life of a journalist it is the duty of the state to provide correct information to the public the story began when ukrainian authorities claimed that they had found her with gunshot wounds at his flat in the capital they said that he had died on his way to hospital however less than twenty four hours later it was revealed the murder had actually been staged the ukrainian security forces claim that they did it in order to foil an actual russian plot to kill the journalist artist on the quarter reports on the fallout from this controversial case. when
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a russian journalist was pronounced murdered in the ukrainian capital it didn't take long for the ceremonial finger pointing at russia to begin he was only working on things that were critical and investigative of russia and of the russian government as well he said there was nothing that was critical of ukrainians of course that network and its boss placing the blame on the kremlin and on russia journalist known political leanings have led some to point the finger in one direction it was a calculated deliberate international terrorist crime committed on the direct instruction of the russian authorities who can blame them when the story has all the perfect ingredients the russian totalitarian machine putin's regime going after the kremlin critic except the guy turned up alive and well a magic in everyone's confusion what on earth is showing on fred all these developments in just the last hour or so i know the ft house absolutely gobsmacked when a second so what the heck actually have been here russia said it was relieved that
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our cause alive but also fiore us and understandably so after being falsely accused of murder questions of life and death in ukraine as well as the international community's trust in its politics are not thing more than a bargaining chip for the kids regime to stir up on t.v. russian hysteria fellow journalists were outraged too when a state says a prominent journalist who had received threats was murdered i think the media have to report it but with the fake news in ukraine have reduced all of our credibility trump would be proud had learned not to trust ukrainian authorities on don't best warrant but assuming something like this official confirmation was solid apologies it's on wikipedia's most notable fake death so what gives while the murder was staged by the ukrainian secret service to foil an alleged kremlin plot they say they did it secretly not even his wife knew imagine what the poor woman went
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through. true but one ukrainian lawmaker thinks this is ok because shine a comb successfully used the method of staging his own death to effectively investigate difficult and complicated crimes well if it happened in fiction must be good in real life too whether ukraine will produce evidence that there was ever a russian plot in the first place remains to be seen but after a stunt like this it's hard to imagine many will take anything he says at face value the taming is key i think just before we start the world cup in russia which is a showcase event for any country that who want to cut the horse world cup and suddenly we're getting the story switches does that which are designed i would speculate to discredit russia and discredit russia and the eyes of the world just as a supposed to host the world cup and so this is a very elemental campaign it's been a target in russia because it's no interfering in areas in which all nations have
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in the past understood that they are off limits when it comes to using them for propaganda purposes such as trying to use a world cup to undermine the host nation that does no good to anyone especially at a time when we need to try and form an understanding. you all watching out international do appreciate you joining us throughout the day saving if you can stick around my colleagues or thomas will bring you the very latest updates and often alan. must be much stronger in making that decision at twenty eight can we around the table agree on tougher measures on these are china always the u.s. and then the unfortunately easy answer to that so far is not really europe is being too weak and that's why we end up being beaten on the head sometimes by the chinese
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sometimes by the americans and i've got to stop. fifty years ago breaking with into a concert as a sleeping pill and dusty switched on me because i just said to the scientific what terrible but not on. induction entre board in the world if you're not. across europe victims are starting legal battles demanding at least some compensation. in two ways first will the physical damage itself as well as the concert mind that the people who actually perpetrated this crime has never been able to justice and there's been a couple. welcome
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to the alex thomas show and the second deny cds. of all the great names of british shipbuilding perhaps harland and wolff is the most famous of all a century ago the belfast spaceship voter also has shipyards on the clients and liverpool captain in derry and says upland as well is no less than six here on the river thames. it's not the largest ship builder in the world it's certainly boat the world larger ships with the olympic class including the titanic proudly launched in the belfast jetty before the great war the decline of the company much thought to british ship boating as a whole with effectively the entire industry not confined to military orders with little presence at any commercial shipping markets
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a world market now worth some two hundred fifty billion dollars at its peak how did wolf employed nearly forty thousand people in building and appeared in ships not consolidated back in belfast it employs little more than one hundred people and has a boat a ship for more than a decade and specializes in state and making bridges and offshore turbines however i new management is planning a comeback and in today's show we examine whether harland and wolff can recover to demonise one's pride boast of being the ship builder to the world for first over to alex with your tweets your messages and emails. before stop this week is twenty book because commenting on the end wardle of the the shipyard bunions interview last week says in wardour talking good sense on the need for government to support u.k. ship boarding on the alex i'm unsure of the smiling and then doug bendel says really enjoyed today's show brought to life the reality of ship building in scotland on the best of the u.k.
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the guests were great bringing passion hope and honesty the supply ships contract must stay in the u.k. and kate says yes watch the shore and was impressed by what you had to say working for the shipyard workers my daughter lives and governments to the shipyard they need to work to keep the community going as we are putting the work abroad will really help them and finally kind of a kansas says. whatever you're paying it's no enough she's lovely a brilliant politician you should get along the shore with doing some more interviewing i think we i mean kind of us should be doing less we'll see what we can do belfast skyline is still dominated today by holland it will famous twenty gangs ukraine's sats and built in one nine hundred seventy four in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine respectively but the days are long past and this famous company dominated while chipping however there is a new heinz at the tiller and see your jonathan guest is stealing
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a course toward survival in one of the great shipping means but is it really possible that this event will ship building company can evoke the comeback kid of the twenty first century alex has been finding out with yards across these islands in the wolf was once the dominant force in world ship building the list of vessels completed reads like a compendium of the most famous boats of all time. iconic ships built by how in the world from clued the olympic castree or titanic olympic britannic their own navy's action as belfast throw male lines under its shore several southern cross union castles admaston damask castle and pianos campbell. no one believes that how the wolf can reclaim all of this former glory the companies know back bidding to build ships once again jonathan guest as the new chief executive officer jonathan welcome to the alex salmond show me what's it like to be the new chief executive officer of
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one of the world's most famous companies it's still sinking in to be fair alex i actually started in harland and wolff in one thousand nine hundred six as one of twenty five graduates in one hundred twenty apprentices all started in the same year as an experience for a young man as an engineer myself coming out of university you couldn't think of anything better shipbuilding was still in its boom we had three and a half thousand employees and the experience you got as a young man coming through was just amazing unfortunately things changed on the way through and i had left for a period of twelve years and went to work in other industries in construction. in countries all around the world i came back about three and a half years ago and i think the one thing people had said was you know has to change much johnson and of course there were familiar faces there were familiar places so i said no what hadn't really but of course it had because we weren't the seam scale or size of company that we had been back in those days you know you say but three thousand employees when you started but i mean how little for forty
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thousand employees in the one nine hundred twenty s. and now just over one hundred can you really make a comeback into shipping from that sort of level i think we can as i explained to customers as i have to do because they question of course ourselves i said we still have the capability just not the capacity currently. mean we used to have a drawing office of three hundred people a team of twenty of all architects and still engineers on outfitting and piping and electrical no i we have only a handful of each of those disciplines but we still have them and those people still have the ship building experience and the wealth of knowledge that is there we have honed those skills in the commercial environment so i think we are very very well placed to. forward and look at the next chapter of ship building but what it will say is that this current round of certainly and the evil ship building programs and things if if we miss out if we don't get part of the next round isn't for another ten or fifteen years there won't be the guy still left to understand
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and where they're building ships you know we love lost forever and that's a generational thing so this is your group back in the us as part of the consortium so that's correct little black building building ships again i think the key thing i like starting from our perspective is it's not necessarily just the volume on this on the stand on the quantity of work that for example type thirty one would give us it's the longevity of the contracts we operate and a fost commercial environment where big projects come and go we still employ or picks anything up to fourteen or fifteen hundred people on the site but it's gone in six or nine months so therefore it's very hard to get continuity it's very hard to bring young apprentices in and see them through their three years of their time and you know this is the skilled trades it's hard to develop graduates when you're going through whatever the commercial pressures of trying to keep the yard going in between contracts to suit difficult so that your route back in very much though i mean working in along with other big companies the likes of bob cock who have
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a yard in recife an awful door and ferguson's in ourselves looking to see how we can really and act what sir john parker put in the national ship building strategy to distribute build to retain the skills to work together as a consortium of u.k. shipyards which i think hasn't been done a lot in the past like so we've always been very adversarial and almost cutting each other's throats rather than coming together in this consortium type thing because it's certainly something that we need within the heart of the wolf because we whilst we have the as i said earlier they capacity is a big issue for us for building a ship the capability is there but it's about how we do that so this seems to be a very good route to market for us so john parker one of your last is speed assessors accountable for of course. you're fully behind his strategy of building up a base load in order to compete in other markets as well very much so and i think some of the what sir john parker has maybe missed or has been missed from his report is the element of doing this so that we can have
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a competitive ship building industry it's not just about farming our work to yards across the u.k. to keep them alive and keep them afloat because as we know from past history that doesn't work we have to be able to compete with the europeans on a worldwide basis on a much better footing and we do that by having centers of excellence we do that by having high skills automation but all those elements require investment on us we all know investment has to come through a good business case which you can only generate if there is some level of longevity of work and of contracts it's very difficult for you or like ourselves who are dealing on a contract project a project basis to make those long term investment decisions to upscale the workforce and also to up till then our infrastructure even though. probably is well known harlow has one of the the best and biggest infrastructures within the u.k. and certainly in the top in europe also we have not been doing nothing since you built your last over the decade ago but what sort of activity as the been engaged
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yeah well since we launched our last ship which was the anvil point and ship number seven hole number seven hundred forty two we've been involved predominantly in the energy industry as i would call it so oil and gas and most latterly offshore wind so the renewable industry and certainly the drive within the u.k. to promote the renewable industry has been a very very good one so that's the market that we have played and we have had came through a number of times in logistics type projects assembling and bringing the components that were built in other countries and latterly we're actually manufacturing and putting the components together selves but we have to do that with partners that we have all around the world and i think that's the case and certainly i see it. the key for our success trying to do everything yourself trying to do it all from scratch is a difficult thing to do nice so why can't we use the best practice from and the best cos from different areas and from different countries and bring it together to bring good u.k. content and u.k. prosperity but not at any price now but what do you recently of course as
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a link with the tell us a bit so as nomadic was at the vessel that titanic was built on the scale of it in those days and life was it couldn't actually enter into any of the french ports had to pick up the passengers it would send people out through onto the vessel that had been lying and was like a packaged up package yes very much so but it had been lying in a desperate city it off the french quarter was a restaurant on a mover and being repurposed a few times and finally was saved with help from a charitable trust that was set up an amount of trust and was brought back to belfast that an eye forms an integral part of the titanic exhibition it was the package it was it was the same look julia started of the titanic was that much more work a day shift i have to say not quite it was high ever lots of the fixtures and fittings and if you're ever lucky enough to get on board the ship you will see a lot of period features that are of the ilk of titanic i wouldn't say so much they first class may be more the second or third class fittings and fixtures more wooden
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benches than plausible or states but the concept of getting this floor military work is part of a consortium would that make you more competitive in for example the old sure top buy in the structures for offshoot of the month where blast again with great facilities so having an area dedicated to block or fabrication building for ships an area and are in dry dock with or to koreans. to actually assemble large scale turbines which we're doing at the moment the job we're doing for scottish power on their offshore wind farm in east anglia one we're sampling it hundred thousand tonnes of steel into finished jackets and putting that out in a space of a point nine months so that. the skill and the ability that we have but the problem is after that's finished there's no continuity of work so having the allied that work coming and decide that allows us to keep a mentee and skills running through the yard and you can certainly predict the size of offshore turbines is going to get larger and much loved which will bring you
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sort of space and capacity and deplete very much so and we're seeing that already you see turbine sizes and i pushing ten megawatts i'm going beyond that so the infrastructure is not necessarily there within the u.k. tell me about the play for community launches ship i will tell you get the same satisfaction of launching a job short taught by those as a so we really special about launching a ship i have to say alex that i am still a child at heart when the korean passed my window with a three or four hundred ton piece of steel attached of that i still had to stop and look at it and then all this going together there was nothing that beats the launching of a ship i'm a bit too young i'm afraid to remember any of the slipway launches that we would have had and were famous in the past there's something about the job satisfaction of role play its role still coming in and six seven nine ten months later for that
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actually to become a ship and see it sail away down belfast loch you know whenever. my daughter to arrive says you know what do you do you know when you look at that ceiling away you go i built that with a little bit of help but the odds what force of course would be to man the sli enthused by the ship building i thought that the city of belfast and the community and no amount as a whole i think belfast is almost unique in the shipbuilding terms that partly because of geography and partly because of topographic in terms of the shipyards right in the center of belfast belfast being in a valley you can see the shipyard in the koreans from it are ten miles away so it's always been at the center we are by no means that the me and employer in belfast anymore as we once were. but there is still that inherent history and pride with them but first you only need to travel to a bar or restaurant or a shop and you'll see the iconic iconic pictures of samson or goliath and all the wonderful ships that we would have built over the years there is a real inherent sense of pride around what we do in belfast and i think
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a big part of my job is trying to reinstill that again not just with the levels of employment but also the people want to actually come and be attracted to work in an industry such as ours so in and the phrase that ship building in northern ireland sunrise or sunset and distance well i would have taken on this job if i believed it was a sunset unstrung i think some rice is there but i can't build you know how but i can do the job that is offered and i'm excited and quick well i'm very pleased to accept a lot of thank you so much many thanks for a big you know the drill of course i do indeed i totally scott's none of the well i may have to bring up being a northern irishman i may have to put a little bit of bushmills into it but thank you that's very acceptable. now coming up after the break we talked to a former mayor of belfast as to what it would mean to the city and its communities if hollywood will fight to stop building ships.
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welcome buck we have heard of the plans for a revival of ship building a hollywood joining me from belfast is not a mile and a certain women and the leader of the social democratic and labor party. they can welcome to the alex some i'm sure thank you but as a former lord mayor of bill first tell us hope portland is the to the city if ship building work to the stuff again in the moment well belfast is the economic driver of northern ireland and it's critically important i think given our heritage our history our skills and capacity that we see a revival in terms of ship building but also as we have seen a difference in the kitchen in terms of engineering when it comes to securing contracts for example with oil rigs or with when turbines or in refitting cruise ships so it's a very exciting time in terms of engineering and maritime and belfast i'm really
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excited about the twenty cranes samson and goliath almost some of the goliath don't really the belfast skyline emphasize the position of bell for us in the amount of time city well as you say alex some sin and goliath are iconic obviously for people who have lived through the shipyard experience it can mean a number of different things but certainly for our younger generation and for tourists it's extremely positive it's iconic when you fly into belfast whether as a visitor or when you're returning home it gives you a real sense of reassurance when you see it across the skyline it's a constant and a very fast changing society and certainly for me i believe that samson represent the true mettle of belfast they stand tall and they stand strong pride in the fierce of everything. in this heat the hubbub move perhaps some of the
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employment practices. had a darker side to them tell us about that or well certainly as a result of employment practices the shipyard was in many ways a cold heise for catholics nationalist it operated an internal market for employment so essentially your right of passage was three your family ties so if your grandfather or your grandfather worked in the shipyard then it was highly likely that you would also work in the shipyard too but those days thankfully are long gone with far employment practices and legislation and we're a very different place now i know you have lord mayor of the of belfast shortly after the the opening of the great titanic exhibition tell us about the enthusiasm of the success of the exhibition has been greeted with well the titanic exhibition is a global landmark i think this year we have seeing well over six hundred thousand visitors
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and we are delighted and extremely pride that we have an bravest that maritime history and that we are proudly show kissing that to visitors from right around the world but as well as the titanic exhibition center the titanic quarter in which it is situated is a wonderfully transformed space for me it's a bite where the past meets the present and really points to the future and it's a place of great celebration and regeneration with festivals our people from all across belfast and further afield from right across the world gather there and we just celebrate diversity and culture and it really is a truly wonderful space of which there are immensely proud. shipbuilding traditionally has been thought of as very much or a male dominated industry we've got the prospects of the for for young women coming through when the ship start to roll off the the belfast jetty again. well. i think that if you look right across the city of belfast and right across northern
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ireland you'll see that women are very much at the forefront when i was the lord mayor as you say it was the first time that we had female lord mare deputy lord mare high sheriff and chief executive of belfast city council yes that took us a long time to get there but women are increasingly at the forefront of engineering we have real exciting growth in terms of technology and design industries here and again women are very much at the forefront of that and so i very much look forward to seeing us diversify grow our industries and i am confident that women will be at the forefront of all of that if the plans come to fruition will you invite me over to see the ship rolling down the ship with for more than a decade i will of course and more than that i will take you alex to sailors time which has a very strong dockers community sadly we have lost many of our dockers but there are children and their grandchildren are determined to keep that maritime head straight to social connections and those stories alive and i might even treated to
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whisky in the dockers club about the scotch whisky. oh no i don't have to be an irish one are it's fun alex recently the humble for being plants and creating and building the steel structures for mother to him to see born with into our brains which is obviously of the expanding in a very very productive industry but you can't get the same sense of excitement launching a wind turbine as you as you can in a larger great ship would you agree. but i think that if you look at it and take the wind turbine example it's a by boat in on our experience here in belfast in that engineering capacity and engineer day yes it doesn't give the same excitement as launching a great ship but where we have captured the excitement is in the tourism offering with the titanic exhibition center and every day there are very exciting events going on around the titanic quarter so why we mightn't have the excitement and the enthusiasm of long. shep's there are many many other ways where we are doing things
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that are just as exciting and the job of people like me is to be selling that you're saying that it is developing a much more diversified economic base both within the. itself but across nor about as a whole what industries we jews identify as holding the key to the future well i think terrorism we have a wonderful terrorism offering not just when it comes to morrow time but right across we have some of the most beautiful and i say that objectivity some of those beautiful scenery we have the giant's causeway for example one of the wonders of the worries there's also really exciting things happening when it comes to start up technologies and design companies and i really think as we watch that and the development of green technologies we will we will see northern ireland take its place on the global stage it's ship building in northern ireland the sun set for a sunrise in the city. well i think we realize that we can't go back to
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a point or place in the past about fast is very much a forward look and say just earlier this year at a company in nury and j.m. group they secured a multi-million pined contract to refect a luxury caribbean craze we've secured good strong contracts when it comes to wind turbines to oil rigs and i'm confident that we're going to see many more contracts at going forward but alex belfast is a set a worrier is propecia sunrise for us the sun is always shining and they can send me across a quick two to hold up whiskey you've been probably. i look forward to it alex thank you for joining us on the show my pleasure. so plenty of support for revival in the world shipbuilding as a whole has never been shocked of what going through even the red leather benches of the house of lords the drumbeat of support has been sounding fourth in favor of
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the report by some john parker this is a strategy for industry as much as for government delivering these new ships means that we need a strong ship building sector as part of a wider marine engineering sector that includes the shipyards their suppliers those that manufacture and support the put for the ships and the skilled workers that support these companies industry and the trade unions were involved as we develop the strategy and i would like to thank them too for their contribution hold any day in the government says it intends to order new warships is by definition a very good day but my fifty two years in the navy of maybe realize that until you actually stand on the quarterdeck of the ship you haven't got it among old. whenever i see the words ambitious vision in reference to defense expenditure i'm afraid my skepticism is a rather used because like several in the chamber including the whole lord lord
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king i remember the days when we were promised about fifty surface ships and that's a promise that was never actually fulfilled but it may surprise some people also i i welcome today's announcement i would welcome any increase in armed forces capability but as long council has suggested of one is properly fearful of not just the cost but the opportunity cost of this enhanced maritime capability and i hope it is genuinely and it helps maritime capability. cost always rise i recall in the defense board in two thousand and seven to two aircraft carriers were voted in it through. point six billion for not costing six point two billion. just for the case of the house of lords or be mourning the fall of british ship building but expressing hope for the future. high cost port in just two relations and
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a lack of capital investment have all been tightened as explanations for the fall of the british ship building however other high cost locations such as norway will secure all institution parts of the industry while the world market for commercial ship building continues to expand success if you can government saw the end of ship building is inevitable and had no industrial strategy to rest as to quite a policy instruments to place it on an even keel with its international competition now that is a strategy in the shape of sir john parker report but there are serious doubts if the wish and the will exists to carry it through. in the direction of british voters there are half a dozen u.k. yards listed as still building ships and no less than thirty listed as defunct. doesn't remain a significant forces i concentrated on building for one customer the british public and for one industry defense however the plan to use a defense or to because
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a base for expansion depends on the drunk beats of military orders as we heard the last week show the workers believe that only a full scale campaign can win the day. calling to vote for one of the iconic names of the industry's past it would be entirely fitting if they can be a part of a brighter future next week we're going to the never quite for exams the prospects of another ship voting phoenix emerging from the ashes but try to deceive a ship in twenty fourteen ferguson scotland's last commercial ship both on the lower quite is also planning a revival and the last of our cities on ship building we talked to the management and workforce planning the show bible join us then but for now from all of us here at alex semin show what the nixie.
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well you know that they were kind of adopted because we were called pirates for so long. of being there in the small ball of sticks in a hard pool of ships and it's still very. much up in. the little self to make cold fish already ninety percent of the don i need to fall in with connor. concept fifteen scoops seventy five tons to one hundred stored several times a day with the big fleets you know you get an idea of why the ocean is overfishing . we have to understand we could not stay still and just. be
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within this or be used field warriors or. i'm doing this because i want the future world to the future can generations to have out and enjoy the ocean we have. what politicians do such as we do. they put themselves on the line and they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to be rich. that's a going to be for us this is what will befall us tree in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters in the holidays. this should.
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r.t. gets exclusive access to a meeting between russia's foreign minister and of the north korean leader our correspondent was the only international reporter allowed into kim's palace. plus italy's of two main euro skeptic parties it was right the last minute deal to form a coalition government avoiding the need for a new election. and the us imposes hefty tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from but you and other allies despite threats of retaliation. are broadcast live there up from our studios in moscow this is our g international john thomas certainly glad to have you with us. the north korean leader has hosted
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a meeting with russia's foreign minister in pyongyang kim jong un and sergey lavrov agreed to boost ties between their countries and hold further high level talks later in the year archie gained exclusive access to kim's palace and our correspondent was the only international correspondent there. well i spent an hour and a half to scam john policy and can yank with my camera without being told what to do so journalists so we're going to be allowed there but then suddenly at the last moment we got a tip from these foreign ministry officials that i can take my camera and come it was a long journey we're following a black mercedes along the streets of being angry and then we realize that we ended up in a completely deserted area where there were no cars on the streets or people and then i saw this big palace and we seemed to get into the polish through some kind of baggage door gates and only then i was able to realize that this is the actual
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villa and kim was waiting behind the wooden door as surrogate love rob arrived and a few moments and all kinds of interactions between the russian foreign minister and the north korean leader there of course precious to watch i just want to share one of the moments with you. it's a food soon in pyongyang isn't it he says. yes it's my third time and i must say for nyang is only guessing but i see her again nobody around us was speaking russian or english i don't speak korean so we couldn't really understand where these people were taking us but i guess the moment when i realized that this is definitely the palace the official residence of kim jong hoon is when i saw kim sr she was trying to sneak out through the doors and i even said hello to kim sr here's what that particular moment looked like hello.
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every tiny detail at that location was really precious to watch i was fascinated to see kim john thune sitting alone on one side of the table without any aides or assist. since he was only accompanied by the translator and it was if you like seven on one talks because on the other side of the table there were seven members of the russian delegation facing kim on his own and we will be showing you more of these exclusive pictures in the hours to come and on friday as well i can tell you that i had a very long day and north korea apart from this truly incredible visit to kim jong un's residence so have a look at what else i saw there. i felt these are our first stab in the democratic people's republic that we have.
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those are the lab or office limo just departed and we're going to follow him right . we just left the airport and we're trying to catch up with sergey lavrov level but we seem to be a bit far behind or on the way to the capital yet. this is a truly incredible relief force to film inside the place where most i pulled calming things and north korea happened just as the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is talking to his north korean counterpart behind closed doors right there. at the moment when the russian top diplomat is n.p.r. and yangs is absolutely unique on the one hand the resolution of the korean peninsula places might be just a few steps away with
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a massive concessions the north and the south have both been making and even donald trump to however we understand that a new law moves can make everything collapse. so the question is why exactly are these drugs and it out in the capital russian diplomats he suggests that it was several indications in a row by mr taleb during his visit to moscow. we were also told that the north koreans wanted. a sound during a traditional way to chat with the journalists on the plane when we asked. why this was happening and what to expect the visit his answer was we'll just have to see i
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don't know for now meanwhile the white house says a letter is now being delivered from kim jong il to donald trump it will be handed over by a north korean envoy on friday the contents of the message have not been disclosed but there's been speculation that it contains details on an upcoming summit between kim and trump political analysts to joseph chang believes a step by step approach is the only reasonable way to settle the crisis. the negotiations process has to proceed in a reasonable rational manner in view of the demand on the part of the united states that the deed nuclearization process has to be complete very fireball and first of all there is obviously a symmetry in the american demands and the. demands of from unknown so the russian foreign minister is that by using a kind of step by step or stage by stage kind of negotiation process which is
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obviously rational since it is rather difficult to work to achieve to secure a complete arrangement in one goal. u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum will take effect in a few hours time they will apply to imports from the e.u. as well as canada and mexico our correspondent in london and washington gave my colleague neil harvey the latest reaction from both sides of the elect. the tariffs will reportedly threatened seven point four billion dollars worth of european exports to the u.s. and what's interesting about this is that wilbur ross u.s. secretary for commerce maybe announcement just hours after meeting with the french finance minister where they apparently discussed the matter amicably but the domestic reactions have been mixed establishment democrats and republicans strongly oppose the move but trade unions in the u.s. applauded terms move but in his announcement today across downplayed the terror at
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providing at least some assurance that they won't negatively affect relations with the e.u. this is their boomer. groom. your reverdy will get over the course they do we just heard it in washington doesn't think these tariffs are going to be a big problem for europe is that the case i think they might be surprised if we look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision in the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion euros worth of european exports to the u.s. understandably there's a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the automobile industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the case because they are the powerhouse of course of the of that sector now the
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president of the european commission john claude juncker he has called this decision a horrible day for trade. except that it come to push you look at measures when it comes to. create. has also put the matter to the world trade organization because they are. sponsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before will they have reacted to the news the german foreign minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the french president emanuel at micron has also slammed the decision calling it illegal strong reactions as you can see all round lots of unhappy countries there we've
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previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps with its own twenty five percent tyrus on various projects including motorcycles jeans cigarettes cranberry juice and peanut butter his young again. so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid process the fact that we have to do this but we have to do it we will now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on levis blue jeans and bore but we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter measures are enforced well he's already threatened to respond to any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on cars produced by european auto makers so you can see there's a huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether the e.u. can forget forgive and indeed live with these new measures french president
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a man or micron has denounced the u.s. tariffs calling them a violation of international trade law across also warned of the e.u. will be forced to retaliate wall street analyst michael hudson believes that the u.s. could actually suffer more than europe from the tariffs. what trump is done by putting the tariffs on aluminum and steel is to raise the price of aluminum in steel to americans they've already jumped about twenty five percent over supply is going to be sold to europeans and asians so that their manufacturing can buy lumen them and steal more cheaply to make menu a fractured goods much lower cost and american manufacturers can do so from the given europe and asia an opportunity to undersell american manufacturers that tim aware of anything industrial. and euro skeptic
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a coalition is about to take power in italy after a months long political crisis former law professor just happy conte will be sworn in as prime minister on friday along with his new cabinet members. salvini and luigi dean mighell the two coalition leaders will head the interior and labor ministries respectively and paolo will serve as the e.u. affairs minister that's after the president rejected his nomination as finance minister for being too euro skeptic. as more of the story. well italian politics seems to have gone full circle in the last few days what we know now is that just said because the man that the five star movement and the likud wanted to be italy's next prime minister has now taken the helm yet again we understand that he has put up his list of ministers they have been approved by the italian president and those ministers are due to be sworn in to government to for that government on friday at
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four pm local time well of course you may remember that you said because they had originally given the that mandate to form the government just a few days ago after his choice of economy minister had been denied by the italian president the italian president thinking that eighty one year old pylos of honor was in fact too you're a skeptic and had feared that he could pose a problem for the single currency and italy's position in the single currency over the next few years he then gave the reins the mantle to a man called car local today ali a colleague got out early was due to form his own government which was much to the anger a new ration of the five star movement and the league but he decided on thursday that he would give up that mandate saying that he felt a political government was by far the best solution for italy well so it seems that
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that full circle is happened and who is going to be economy minister well it's going to be another professor giovanni three year who is a professor in rome now it will be interesting to see how the markets react to that decision given the fact that the idea of these two parties forming a coalition had literally scared the living daylights out of the markets over the last few days now italy isn't the only country that seen some political turmoil of late let's turn our attentions now to spain where we. i know that the spanish prime minister is facing a new using his job that's being debated now this is a motion of no confidence that was put forward by the main opposition socialist party they've actually decided that they would like to instead of our highly put the day in his place that debate is due to continue until early on friday morning when they will vote on whether or not to allow rai to remain the spanish prime
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minister there is a lot of unsettled. thinking going on a lot of unsettled feeling in the european union and you know what i think is consistently missing is a deep conversation why are there so much discontent i think is a very strong tendency to want to point fingers but there is very little tendency to have profound discussions about how do you know gone wrong in what point do they have to stop and ask questions about this you know and ask questions about well how much he needs to pay to this very precious thing we've got our democracy and european court has ruled valid to e.u. member states and took part in an illegal u.s. torture program that story after a break stay with us. the
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europe must be much stronger in making is that decision at twenty eight can we around the table agree on tougher measures and these are china always the us and then unfortunately is the answer to that so far is not the really europe is being too weak and that's why we end up being beaten on the head sometimes by the chinese sometimes as the american and dutch got to stuff. what politicians do you sometimes need to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or some want to be rich. to do like to be for us to see what was before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters of my. first city.
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welcome back this is our t. international now the european court of human rights has ruled that lithuania and romania took part in an illegal cia torture program the ruling relates to the secret detention and interrogation of two terror suspects and countries have been ordered to pay the men one hundred thousand euros each in compensation one of the suspects was according to the cia a key figure in the al qaeda group but no charges were brought against him he was water boarded eighty three times and claims to have lost his left eye while being tortured the other detainee led gulf region operations according to the cia both men are now being held at guantanamo bay prison the court hearings revealed the conditions under which the two suspects were kept. there because had been held in
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these facilities and the domestic authorities had been aware that the cia would subject them to treatment contrary to the convention now what we have heard is a little bit about the conditions in which they were kept in lithuanian site we've gotten a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this hearing no it prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times is a bit it gave an account of what was done to him while he was in detention must warn viewers that this clip comes a company with some of his own sketches that have been released as part of a freedom of information request some viewers may find them disturbing they unchained my hands from the bars and chained them with short chains to the chains that were around my legs which kept me in a bowing position at all times they brutally dragged me to the cement wall he started brutally banging my head and my back against the wall i felt my back was
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breaking due to the intensity of the banging he started slapping my face again and again meanwhile he was yelling and then he pointed to a large black wooden box that looked like a wooden casket he says from now on this is going to be your home he violently closed the door i heard the sound of the lock i found myself in total darkness. we saw a few of them accompanying that clip just there but the sketches zubaida made well they really paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he was being kept the two men are currently being held in guantanamo bay now since the detention facility opened there in two thousand and two it's been open to prisoners scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the you solve waterboarding he said it many times however this is something that the rest of the world pretty much considers torture when diana marbury which by the way which by the way we are keeping open
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which we are keeping. and we're going to load it up was a bad dude split we're going to load it up would i feel strongly about waterboarding as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with in fact donald trump doubled down in his support for waterboarding as he promoted the woman who is in charge of the cia black sites to the top job in agency gina hospital who's well referred to by her detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either the torture queen or bloody gina well she took over as the new cia director earlier this month and the winner says it may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prisoner was a big. the reality is that these are war crimes and he was prosecuted for this and nobody will because it did not matter how many accomplices and it's important that were involved that states in the cia sent it talks report torture report there are
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one hundred nine hundred eighty six mention so imagine the lawsuits that would one after the other come and be filed against us they don't have to prosecute the entire bush administration and beyond and of course that's probably not going to be possible there's a series here you've got. four presidents essentially that are all ruled america run america what's the torture program as either gone or gone on or has been allowed to get away with it and because there's no prosecutions the new president can come along and say i believe torture works a lot more waterboarding is a great thing because there is not precedent if it is in prosecuted for the crime that it is a war crime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine that somebody from sub-saharan africa service we we also was against american citizens we. all were doing that there is activity in our country imagine what would happen if they said that and indorsed court.
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journalists have criticised of ukrainian authorities for faking the assassination of a russian reporter in kiev bob the journalist in question has responded to one critical article in the british media that claimed that the fake murder did more harm than good using offensive language by janko told the guardian newspaper to mind its own business he also said and u.k. passport would be nice if people in that country wanted to help him meanwhile international media and security watch dogs have described the stunt as deplorable and a regrettable. the staged murder of journalists are kinds of bumps incurred by the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reports may be a great relief it is deeply regrettable the crane's authorities have played with the truth no matter what the motive relief that. it was alive i deplore the decision to spread false information on the life of
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a journalist it is the duty of the state to provide correct information to the public. the story began when ukrainian authorities claimed they had found bob janko with gunshot wounds at his flat in the capital they said he had died on his way to the hospital however less than twenty four hours later it was revealed the murder had been staged ukrainian security forces claimed they did it in order to foil an actual russian plot to kill the journalist artie's donald quarter reports on the fallout from the controversial case. when a russian journalist was pronounced murdered in the ukrainian capital it didn't take long for the ceremonial finger pointing at russia to begin he was only working on things that were critical and investigative of russia and of the russian government as well he said there was nothing that was critical of ukrainians of course that network and its boss placing the blame on the kremlin and on russia journalist known political leanings have led some to point the finger in one direction it was a calculated deliberate international terrorist crime committed on the direct
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instruction of the russian authorities who can blame them when the story has all the perfect ingredients the russian totalitarian machine putin's regime going after the kremlin critic except the guy turned up alive and well a magic in everyone's confusion what on earth is showing on the thread all these developments in just the last hour or so i know left us absolutely gobsmacked second so what the heck actually have been here russia said it was relieved that our cause alive but also fiore us and understandably so after being falsely accused of murder questions of life and death in ukraine as well as the international community's trust in its politics are not thing more than a bargaining chip for the kids regime to stir up on t.v. russian hysteria fellow journalists were outraged too when a state says a prominent journalist who had received threats was murdered i think the media have to report it but with the fake news in ukraine have reduced all of our credibility
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trump would be proud had learned not to trust ukrainian authorities on. but assumed on something like this fishel confirmation was solid apologies it's on wikipedia's most notable fake death so what gives while the murder was staged by the ukrainian secret service to foil in the alleged kremlin plot they say they did it secretly not even his wife knew imagine what the poor woman one thing. true but one ukrainian lawmaker thinks this is ok because shine a comb successfully used the method of staging his own death to effectively investigate difficult and complicated crimes well if it happened in fiction must be good in real life too whether ukraine will produce evidence that there was ever a russian plot in the first place remains to be seen but after a stunt like this it's hard to imagine many will take anything he says at face value the taming is key i think just before we start the world cup in russia which
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is a showcase event for any country that holds a world cup the horse world cup and suddenly we're getting the story switches does that picture designed i would speculate to discredit russia and discredit russia and the eyes of the world just as is supposed to host the world cup and so this is a very lamentable campaign it's been targeting russia because it's no interfering in areas in which all nations have in the past understood that they are off limits when it comes to using them for propaganda purposes such as trying to use the world cup to undermine the host nation that does no good to anyone especially at a time when we need to try and form an understanding. that does it for me i'll be back at the top the hour with another look at your news your watch my two international but everyone's.
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italy's recent elections again demonstrate the e.u. smeal liberal agenda is under continued pressure even under threat where is this grand historic project going we understand the italian elections the german elections and gregg's it in totality. the mood. to see that more and more people even more and more political leaders understand that led you know these maigret the re influx is a three year old definitely does not serve the target the about the future of the european union.
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this is boom bust broadcasting around the world for new york city today i'm bart chilton thanks for joining us and coming up on this episode starbucks temporarily shuts down eight thousand u.s. stores this week to conduct four hours of racial bias training for its employees and a new policy wall i guess to use the facilities without making a purchase how might this change businesses like starbucks well as the founder of the stock solution arm oh and chinese president xi jinping is moving forward with an elaborate digital. city that will run on intelligent twenty first century technologies and serve as a laboratory and just real policy hard to correspondent caleb maupin fills us in on the monumental move which will cost hundreds of billions of dollars it's amazing
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stuff and there continues to be a cryptocurrency bear market and one noted economist is saying kryptos will go the way of the dinosaurs not so fast in my opinion and i am a slum the chief market analyst think the markets will join us momentarily from london to discuss plus it's almost two weeks since the deadly ebola virus reemerged in the democratic republic of congo the last outbreak which began in two thousand and fourteen and only ended two years ago killed more than eleven thousand people in part due to an uncoordinated response this time efforts seem to be more proactive and some companies including drug companies are playing an important role are to correspondent alex behala of edge gives us the latest on all of that directly ahead but first let's get some headlines. last week we reported on the u.s. federal reserve that they would propose changing the what is known as the bowker rule that's named after federal reserve chairman paul volcker the former chairman
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which restricts the risk that banks can take when trading well the fed has done so under what is now just a proposed open rule for comment for sixty days banks will no longer be required to detail how they're trading benefits customers or hedges their legitimate banking risk the move has the possibility and probability in my view of reopening the wild west style of speculative derivatives trading that we saw as part and parcel to the great recession in a statement on wednesday chairman volcker former chairman volcker sounded a note of caution he wrote what is critical is that simplification not undermine the core principle at stake that taxpayer supported banking groups or of any size not participate in proprietary trading at odds with the basic public and customer's interests i trust the. final rule will strongly maintain that position by as intended facilitating its practical application will have more on this tomorrow. even as the a standstill guardians of financial stability of the united states seem to be set
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to loosen a core post financial crash reform the wall street journal reports the federal reserve formally declared deutsche bank a g.'s u.s. operations are quote in troubled condition a year ago the designation was secret and told the journal's report troubled condition is not just a characterization of the banks that is but a specific designation of the fed's internal rating system for banks the fed's rating system in turn relies on ratings under the so-called camel's system in which banks are scored on a range from one to five with one being the best score and five being the worst canales is an acronym for the areas of assessment including capital adequacy assets management capability earnings liquidity and sensitivity to market risk the designation also resulted in deutsche bank's addition to the federal posit insurance corporations the f.b.i. sees a list of problem banks which is held internally by the f.b.i. see deutsche bank stocks fell five percent sporting on the news.
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and as i said starbucks temporarily shut eight thousand stores this week to conduct four hours of racial bias training for its employees and new policies will allow guests to use the facilities they heads without making a purchase and how might this change businesses like starbucks the founder of the stocks melissa armload joins us melissa i love it when you are in the studio love it well together thank you so i love you all the time we love you protect. love love the big apple we will hope that we don't hear the sirens as we're talking a never know in the city so there are lots of starbucks right around us now and they've got a new policy allows that. how's patrons or non patrons to use the restrooms they can go in there without making a purchase and that's going to not just change business per store books but i imagine others in the space are also going to be looking at what's going on with
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starbucks what do you think it's very interesting because they did they do this just because of that incident because people used to go into starbucks all the time were talking about this use their wife by and not necessarily buy anything was it just because of that incident that they decided to implement now this new policy and other people do it i don't now as far as the stock goes over all of that with all this negative press they really haven't had that much of a negative reaction in the stock a stock still holding a pretty good uptrend so starbucks looks good it's a strong strong sockets abide by for other companies are they going to change their policy is i think it will affect sales because then somebody could go in they could sit there for four hours six hours take up a seat that somebody else wants a set they want to buy lunch or coffee or a dessert or whatever at like any restaurant mcdonald's any of these places someone could do that and when you have a paying customer and they want to come in they want to sit down in a table and then you have a non paying customer so it's kind of not fair. it's interesting because starbucks
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was the first or at least one of the first major change to offer free wi-fi so people went and took their you know their mac books or whatever and hung out and bought. coffee or something and hung out for hours and so they're sort of on the vanguard of these changes now where they're going to allow people to use the restrooms accept trips but i imagine the pressure on the others because you know what happens if for example you know some of the homeless people being alone but you come into the establishment it maybe doesn't smell like fresh coffee anymore and the patrons trough going to these places really could impact businesses bottom lines as starbucks or. of course wants to be a socially responsible company and good for them lots of companies would like that moniker but they really care about their bottom lines and sort of sharing make money out of stuff to make money so if you have homeless people coming in and using
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the facilities or just kind of camping out there and have customers coming out it may not make as nice of an environment for customer customers to come in you may not want to go in there so that's a problem that hasn't happened yet and probably not or maybe in some places we haven't really heard about it hasn't on the news because they just implemented this new policy but i think that's the danger that's the danger of any other place doing it any other restaurant doing it what we're talking about even higher end ones like the cheesecake factory which is not like a fast food like to make donald's and you sit down for a longer meal that a starbucks people could go in to use their restaurants i mean who is to say or sit at the bar and just drink the water and not finding things they these stores are there these restaurants are there these companies are there they have to make money they're trying to please everybody that's the situation right now in the world that we live in with social media one thing happens and it blows up to what time taking vonne and then they have to change all their policies just like they shut all the stores down when they did that sensitivity training just a couple of days ago that cost them money look i'm thinking the money that they lost just from doing out of that one thousand stores for our closing
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a lot of lattes being sold ridiculous you know in new york here you happen to take those a couple long walks just today and i would stop for convenience so along the way and i want to mention the name but there was a chain not starbucks that i stopped to and you know they got a code and so i would you know buy a bottle of water as something to be able to use the facilities and i just thought this i think might be about to change if you were a member of the board of a don't condone notes or something melissa is this something that you would demand be raised this is what i'm saying it's your on the board if you're shareholder if you're concerned about the stock you want to make money but also it's the perception this is the interesting thing about. where we live right now today times are changing it's the body that perception is affecting the bottom line because people may say well i don't want to go to this store anymore because i don't like their belief system its member when we were talking about back in during football
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season about the papa john's pizza and then the pizza with the n.f.l. and now the n.f.l. just came out now they change their policy anyway so there again it has to do with how are people reacting on social media and then of course you have to have the company thinking about their bottom line it's a touchy situation you got to have really good people in charge p.r. people people in the background and ultimately it's about employees you know it's really unfortunate what happened with starbucks that guy i guess was just waiting for his friend i don't really know exactly why that incident happened it's a shame companies should look you up and try to get you on their board that would be a good move most are most of the stocks which founder thank you so much appreciate senior year. china's economic forecast is staying well in the black with the international monetary fund in confirming their forecast for annual growth of six point six
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percent in the chinese economy for twenty eighteen the i.m.f.'s estimate was revised upward by a tenth of a point in january and their prediction tracks very closely with china's own strong first quarter growth of six point eight percent and the chinese government's official target of six point five percent growth meanwhile regional rival india also posted a seven point three percent growth rate for q one of twenty eighteen topping china's first quarter growth of six point eight percent china and india are the world's fastest growing large economies. and speaking of china president ping of china is already impressed many earlier this year by being made the most powerful chinese leader in decades and now he is set to build a digital city of an enormous proportions arctic correspondent and joins us with more thank you really appreciate your expertise you are our in-house china expert
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and we really appreciate you talking about this which is a fun story but it's also has real important business implications for china. busters what's going on well it's first we have to understand that this is somewhat of a symbolic move now china is celebrating the forty year anniversary of the reform and opening up that's back in one nine hundred seventy eight deng xiaoping comes to power he arrests the gang of four and he announces that they're ultra left policies are over he reorients chinese politics and he says spotty is not socialism but to be rich is glorious and he starts bringing in foreign investment he builds up these free economic zones you know industrial centers that are kind of a model for how they can bring in foreign corporations and raise the country up out of poverty and raise the standard of living so now forty years later president xi is building kind of a model city of his own with the most advanced technology ecologically friendly technology trying to show that that dream and that vision is still alive he talks
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a lot about the chinese dream and he's making the point that his leadership is a continuation of kind of a lot of the themes we've seen all throughout chinese history going back thousands of years when you mention the these cities that started up and was one and there were some rocky roads at the beginning with some of these cities that turned out ok for them but there is some sort of fits and starts as they're going right now. east of beijing i guess it is the area we're factories are closing except for how are the locals getting ready for this whatever it seventeen hundred square kilometer mile area. well it's going to be twenty minutes away from beijing connected via a high speed rail way so people be able to just travel there and the hope is that it will reduce overcrowding in china's capital city and furthermore in the chinese capital they're having issues with soaring real estate costs it's the best place to live and so the real estate costs are high now essentially this this new model city
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is going to be there's going to be government buildings there but it's also going to be a tech up now they just recently opened up what they call a future hotel and this is a hotel without any clerks or cashiers where you check into the hotel purely by being recognized by facial sensor technology sound sensor it's really a hub of the future a lot of technology now it's also going to be one hundred percent clean energy and they're going to be bringing in and trying to bring in a lot of you know manufacturing in different factories and stuff but it will only be a low carbon emission factories they're not going to have any high polluting factories there they want to be kind of a model of what they call sustainable development. i read that there are the big you know pollution cars etc the facial recognition but it seems to me that some of these big companies that are going there like alibaba china mobile ten cent they're there because they want to be supportive but there's a different dynamic
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a communist country will businesses that are over there be required to actually locate there what it might not at least initially be profitable while the oversight of this new area is going to be directly accountable to the central committee of the communist party will be local officials that are in charge and with the central committee that kind of determines what goes on there and they're going to do everything they can to make that city into kind of kind of a blueprint for what they think other cities should be like it'll be kind of putting into practice their vision of you know they just added to the constitution president she's out of thoughts for a moderately prosperous socialist society socialism for chinese. earth touristic in the new era and they're going to be in acting the policies that they think up in their think tanks in their leadership institutions they're going to and acting them in this new area and kind of putting them into practice one thing that i think is very interesting is in addition to all this advanced technology they're actually going to have some archaeological sites and some ancient ruins on display and this
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is the chinese communist party basically making the point that even though they are modern even though they're funding artificial intelligence research and all kinds of r. and d. looking into advancing technology they see themselves really as a continuation of an ancient civilization and that the chinese dream is something that goes back way way further and that this is this is just a very powerful civilization you know asserting itself in a reasserting itself via the chinese dream fascinating amazing stuff but we so much prefer it when you're with us it's always great to have you always a pleasure thank you. we're going to squeeze in a quick break but hang here because when we return alex behind all of it tells us about the efforts to be proactive in containing the deadly ebola outbreak in congo and how some drug companies are helping out as we head to break here are the numbers at the closing bell stay tuned.
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because the government would like to take the money i pay taxes and bomb people defenseless people overseas and spend trillions of dollars they then come back and they tax me again something called obamacare they tax me again to provide the health services that they say they're providing for people can afford health care now here's my one simple question since the tens of thousands of dollars a year we pay to offset the government. in if in ability to fulfill their requirement why can't i write that off as a charitable donation on my taxes. global warming so you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chickenhawk forcing you to fight the battle is going. to do socks for the tell you that will be
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gossip and probably worthwhile for the most important day. on the box of advertising telling me you are not cool enough to buy their product. along the border with one. welcome back the unemployment rate in the united states is three point nine percent a level that some would call full employment while the president is hailed this is a major achievement some american lawmakers are looking to take that rate even lower down to zero that's the aim of a recent bill proposed in the u.s.
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house of representatives by california congressman rocha honda the bill would give employers both public and private subsidies to hire workers for eighteen months the proposal would also aim to offer workers a living wage with key benefits many jobs have been created over the past decade but don't provide that living wage some of call this a watered down version of a similar piece of legislation crafted in the u.s. senate the idea of a federal job program has been praised by several economists including economist stephanie kelton a former economic advisor to u.s. senator bernie sanders who claim that the program would be something fundamentally transformative. and returning to a story we reported last week anti pollution protesters in the indian town of two to corin in southeastern and southern india have finally won their twenty two year fight to close the sterile light copper smelter owned by then donta resources of london residents near the plant have long blamed it for increased cancer rates in
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the area as well as skin and respiratory problems they were provoked to push hard for closure this year when sterilize applied for a large expansion last week as reported here indian police are believed to have killed thirteen protesters demanding the plant's closure responding to outrage over the killings on monday the chief minister for the indian state of tamil nadu ordered the stair light plant closed and permanently sealed in ounce min of the closure prompted spontaneous celebrations in this and villages surrounding the smelter experts say long term clean up efforts of the area in tamil nadu will be needed to remedy the local pollution left behind. and u.s. commerce secretary wilbur ross has rejected demands from european union negotiators for permanent exemptions from new tariffs on steel and aluminum secretary rice's rejection was boldly announced before an o.e.c.d. trade forum in paris and in a column in the financial times european negotiators had demanded that the u.s.
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take tariffs off the table with a permanent exemption as a condition for beginning formal negotiations but in paris mr ross said there can be negotiations with or without tariffs citing china's willingness to negotiate while they are subject to tariffs on metals the commerce secretary is firm public rejection of the demand seems to leave both sides at an impasse with the current temporary tariff exemption for the e.u. scheduled to expire on friday june first. and crypto currency is absolutely taken on. off over the past year but they have actually lost a little steam as of late over the past year the price of bitcoin of many of us know when as high as twenty thousand dollars but now it stands at just more than seven thousand dollars while this dip is definitely huge krypto still remain popular among retail investors and others but how long will they stay that way some skeptics see the fed fading and some critics even see it going extinct completely
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yale economist robert schiller yesterday claimed crypto currency is will go completely extinct the way of the dinosaurs it is even said that he regards crip those as a failed experiment in the field of currencies mr shiller recently wrote an opinion piece on the subject calling kryptos quote the old allure of new money end quote in which he compares krypto and other schemes that have arisen over the past few decades while still yet to be seen of crypto currency is another block chain type currencies will prevail and play a key role in the future of money mr shiller and other skeptics have begun predicting that when the hypothetical media or will come and wipe out those all together here discuss it all is the chief market analyst for think markets and joins us from london named thanks as always for being with us robert shiller isn't just some run of the mill economist is a nobel laureate at yale university and what did you make of the professor's comments thanks for having me as always. i said there was that
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he is referring to perhaps a very small part of the equation which isn't going to be that are in a few years time by i think the concept of the cryptocurrency the cryptocurrency is themselves they definitely going to be there because i have said it t. on you share over in no i think coin is a religion and block chain is the technology behind that which is going to change the world yes ninety percent of the projects within this area of cryptocurrency would fail because they won't be able to deliver what they are promising but we have a many good projects such as d. stream such as x. riba x. riba itself is trying to bring enormous amount of her gerben and which would be what the regulators would be able to see that ok where the ice years i have raised
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the money and what they have done the stream on the other side is a project which is working with the companies a huge tube and others where they are going to change their financial model bring the cost low for the for a streamers and increase that their business plan their the business model for these ones there are so many projects that i can sit here and talk all day long which are going to bring enormous amount of change by the use of the blocks in technology and yes the cryptocurrency the talk in which is going a utility token which would be used to access these platform that itself is a crypto currency you would need that to create it to access that platform so it certainly is not something which you can just say that ok these are just dinosaurs and they're not going to be existing there yes some a lot of them were not be there and then you can relate them and you can paint them with the same brush name so you did a very you wrote
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a very interesting opinion editorial you were saying that actually the bear market for kryptos may be turning bullish explain it. yes sesame i think if you look at the price trend of the big corn price you can see that it is moving down what's but mine is a very important part of this fundamental equations because the if you look at the hash rate which shows that how many mine is that i see mining big corn that is constantly going up so i do think that in a month sort of a few a couple of months time we're going to see this bull trend up and even if you look at the monthly charge that tells you the entire story there the bull run is about to stop for a bit coin. niamh a slum think markets thank you so much for joining us appreciate it. plus it's almost two weeks since the deadly virus e.
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ball of popped up again in the democrat republic of congo the last outbreak which began in two thousand and fourteen and only ended two years ago and twenty sixteen killed more than eleven thousand people in part due to uncoordinated action by the response teams this time effort seem to me more proactive in some companies including drug companies are playing an important role are to correspondent alex behala which gives us the latest alex thanks for being with us how are the authorities in the democrat republican of congo handling this of all outbreak differently than they did just a few years ago. you know horrible disease and let's have a little bit of a reminder here of what this disease is actually all about we're going to bring up a graphic from the world health organization just to remind us just how horrible horrible this thing really is so between seven to nine days you get headaches fatigue fever sore muscles the next day day ten already high fever vomiting blood passive behavior day a leavened bruising brain damage bleeding you nose mouth your backside and day
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twelve loss of consciousness seizures massive internal bleeding and of course death now in this round we've seen more than twenty seven people die in the world who are the health organization is warning that digges could get worse they can go to from at a regional level to a national level and of course to an international level this thing has spread before and they can spread again the good news is reaction time has been very very quick this time over this is something that we've never seen in the past that medicines were ready the people were ready world health organization and local authorities so they jumped on this as soon as they possibly can within the next couple weeks we're going to look at the way that this operation has taken place and then we'll be able to measure how successful it has been. from a you know it's a horrible human circumstance alex but from a business perspective the modern pharmaceutical industry is often criticized but in this case it's doing some good at what he tell us about that. absolutely this is
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a very different scenario since the last time we saw that massive a bola outbreak there's been a headways when it comes to vaccines and even treatments for people who have a bull now the vaccine part of it is something that they're working really hard on the problem with these vaccines though is that they need a very very cold temperatures to be transported from a to b. but they are being moved and this is what the strategy is at this point to get just breakdown with the vaccine is called it's r.v.s. v z e b o v is that. i'm not quite sure but over seventy five hundred of these vaccines that were made available immediately and what they did is they wanted to employ a thing called ring vaccination program so a ring vaccination program what it does it hits the people that are closest to people who have a bowl of the nurses first responders except these people are vaccinated this is an experimental vaccine still has not been approved but it has been successful to date so this is really where the pharmaceutical industry comes in we know a company called merck a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in this world they actually have donated this
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vet these vaccines and another group called gavi which is part private part public there are the gabby vaccine alliance they put a million dollars towards getting these vaccines out so this is a huge leap forward when you're talking about trying to control this bull before it goes any further and we also know that some of the treatments that are out there they've been tested and they have worked there's even one case where an infant child with a bullet was saved due to some of the treatments again these things are not approved at this moment but they are moving fast and hopefully what we have out there will work and stop the a bullet spread so we don't see what we saw last time around well alex the drug companies get hit hard and for a justifiable reason a lot of time it's good to see a few of them at least doing some good work r.t. correspondent allison hyla that's thank you for that report thank you. and thank you for watching be sure to catch boom bust on youtube youtube dot com slash boom bust artie will see that time.
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well you know the cars they were kind of adopted because we were called pirates for so long. i mean they're in the small of old sniffs they don't harp on ships and it's just. not something. the little self did big fish already ninety percent of the guard on any blown reconnaissance. contemplations groups seventy five tons they do it several times a day with a big fleet oh you get an idea right. we have to understand we cannot stay still and just. be with them this will be deal for you because i. am doing this because i want them for the future
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world to future generations to have and enjoy the ocean we have. and. europe must be much stronger in making the decision at twenty eight can we around the table agree on tougher measures on these or china always the us and the ends of the unfortunately easy answer to that so far is not the really europe is being too weak and that's why. we end up being on the head sometimes by the chain sometimes by the american and that got to stop.
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four men are sitting in a car when the fifth gets shot in the head. all four different versions. one of them is on the death row there's no way he could have done it there's no possible way because the list did not shoot around a corner. i think. i i i. still look at. the
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other. party gets exclusive access to a meeting between russia's foreign minister and the north korean leader our correspondent was the only international reporter allowed into cannes promised. us at least two main euro skeptic parties strike a last minute deal to form a coalition government avoiding the need for a new election. the us imposes hefty tariffs on the looming them and steel imports from the other allies despite threats of retaliation. broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is an international thomas certainly got to have you with us now the north korean leader has hosted
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a meeting with russia's foreign minister in pyongyang kim jong un and sergey lavrov agreed to boost the ties between their countries and hold further high level talks later this year archie gained exclusive access to kim's palace and our correspondent trying to go was the only international correspondent there. well i spent an hour and a half scam john policy and can yank with my camera without being told what to do so journalists so we're going to be allowed there but then suddenly at the last moment we got a tip off from these foreign ministry officials that i can take my camera and come it was a long journey we're following a black mercedes along the streets of being angry and then we realized that we ended up in a completely deserted area where there were no cars on the streets or people and then i saw this big palace and we seemed to get into the palace through some kind of vaga door gates and only then i was able to realize that this is the actual
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villa and kim was waiting behind the wooden door as sergey lavrov arrived and a few moments and all kinds of interactions between the russian foreign minister and the north korean leader there are of course precious to watch i just want to share one of the moments with you. it's a food tomb in pyongyang isn't it she says. yes it's my third time and i must say for nyang is only getting better again nobody around us was speaking russian or english i don't speak korean so we couldn't really understand where these people were taking us but i guess the moment when i realized that this is definitely the palace the official residence of kim jong hoon is when i saw kim sr she was trying to sneak out through the doors and i even said hello to kim sr here's what that particular moment looked like hello.
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every tiny detail at that location was really precious to watch i was fascinated to see kim john thune sitting alone on one side of the table without any aides or assist. since he was only accompanied by the translator and it was if you like seven on one talks because on the other side of the table there were seven members of the russian delegation facing kim on his own and we will be showing you more of these exclusive pictures in the hours to come and on friday as well i can tell you that i had a very long day and north korea apart from this truly incredible visit to kim jong un's residence so have a look at what else i saw there. i felt these are our first stop in the democratic people's republic of riyadh.
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so thirty lavrov limo just departed and we're going to follow him right. we just left the airport and we're trying to catch up with the surface level but we seem to have been far behind or on the way to the capital pyongyang. this is a truly incredible opportunity forced to film inside the place where most high pulled calming things and north korea happened just as the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is talking to his north korean counterpart behind closed doors right there. at the moment when the washing top diplomat is n.p.r. and yangs is absolutely unique on the one hand the resolution of the korean peninsula crisis might be just a few steps away with
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a massive concessions the north and the south have both been making and even donald trump to however we understand that a new wrong move can make everything collapse. so . the question is why exactly are these rocks and it up in the capital russian diplomatic work he suggests that it was several indications in a row by mr taleb part during his visit to moscow. we were also told that the north korean side wanted the trip to come to a sound during a traditional way to chat with the journalists on the plane when we asked surrogate loughborough why this was happening and what to expect of the visit his answer was well just have to see i don't know for now meanwhile the white house says
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a letter is now being delivered from kim jong un to donald trump it will be handed over by a north korean envoy on friday the contents of the message have not been disclosed but there is speculation that it contains details on and upcoming summit between kim and trump political analyst joseph chang believes a step by step approach is the only reasonable way to settle the crisis. the negotiations process has to proceed in a reasonable rational manner in view of the the man on the part of the united states that the deed nuclearization process has to be complete very fireball and reversible day is obviously a symmetry in the american dream ons and the. demands of from unknown so the russian foreign minister is that by using a kind of step by step all stage by stage kind of negotiation process which is
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obviously rational since it is rather difficult to work to achieve to secure a complete arrangement in one goal. if you're a skeptic a coalition is about to take power in italy after a month long political crisis former law professor just said because they will be sworn in as prime minister on friday allowing his new cabinet members. and luigi the two coalition leaders will head the interior and labor ministries respectively and paolo will serve as e.u. affairs minister that's after the president rejected his nomination as finance minister for being too euro skeptic has more in store. well italian politics seems to have gone full circle in the last few days what we know now is that just said because the man that the five star movement and the likud wanted to be italy's next
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prime minister has now taken the helm yet again we understand that he has put up his list of ministers they have been approved by the italian president and those ministers are due to be sworn in to government to for that government on friday at four pm local time well of course you may remember that you said because they had originally given the that mandate to form the government just a few days ago after his choice of a quantum the minister had been denied by the italian president the italian president thinking that eighty one year old pylos of honor was in fact to euro skeptic and feared that he could pose a problem for the single currency and italy's position in the single currency over the next few years he then gave the reins the mantle to a man called car local to delhi a colleague got out early was due to form his own government which was much to the anger
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a new ration of the five star movement and the league but he decided on thursday that he would give up that mandate saying that he felt a political government was by far the best solution for italy well so it seems that that full circle is happened and who is going to be economy minister well it's going to be another professor giovanni three year who is a professor in rome now it will be interesting to see how the markets react to that decision given the fact that the idea of these two parties forming a coalition had literally scared the living daylights out of the markets over the last few days now italy isn't the only country that seen some political turmoil of late let's turn our attentions now to spain where we. i know that the spanish prime minister is facing losing his job that's being debated now this is a motion of no confidence that was put forward by the main opposition socialist
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party they've actually decided that they would like to instead of our highly put the day in his place that debate is due to continue until early on friday morning when they will vote on whether or not to allow rai to remain the spanish prime minister there is a lot of unsettled. thinking going on a lot of unsettled feeling in the european union and you know what i think is consistently missing is a deep conversation about why are there so much discontent i think is a very strong tendency to want to point fingers but there is very little tendency to have profound discussions about how do you know you have gone wrong in what point do they have to stop and ask questions about this you know and ask questions about well how much he needs to pay to this very precious thing we've got our democracy. u.s.
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tariffs on steel and aluminum will take effect in a few hours' time they will apply to imports from the e.u. as well as canada and mexico our correspondent in london and washington gave us the latest reaction from both sides of the atlantic. the tariffs will reportedly threatened seven point four billion dollars worth of european exports to the u.s. and what's interesting about this is that wilbur ross u.s. secretary for commerce maybe announcement just hours after meeting with the french finance minister where they apparently discussed the matter amicably but the domestic reactions have been mixed establishment democrats and republicans strongly oppose the move but trade unions in the u.s. applauded trump's move but in his announcement to downplay the terror it's providing at least some assurance that they won't negatively affect relations with the e.u. there is. room. good
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over the course we'll look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision in the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion euros worth of european exports to the u.s. understandably there's a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the automobile industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the case because they are the powerhouse of course of the of that sector now the president of the european commission john claude juncker he has called this decision a horrible day for trade. complete except that it come to push you to look for measures when it comes to. the critics.
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because also put the matter to the world trade organization because they are responsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before will they have reacted to the news the german far. minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the french president and manual micron has also slammed the decision calling it illegal strong reactions as you can see all round lots of unhappy countries there we've previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps with its own twenty five percent terrorists on various produce including motorcycles jeans cigarettes cranberry juice and peanut butter his again . so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid process the
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fact that we have to do this but we have to do it we will now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on levis blue jeans and bore but we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter measures are enforced well he's already threatened to respond to any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on cars produced by european auto makers so you can see there's a huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether the e.u. can forget forgive and indeed live with these new measures. i watched read analyst michael hudson believes the u.s. could actually suffer more than europe from the terror. what trump is done by putting the terrorists on aluminum and steel is to raise the price of aluminum in steel to americans they've already jumped about twenty five percent over supply is
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going to be sold to europeans and asians so that their manufacturers can buy low minimum and steal more cheaply to make manufactured goods much lower cost and american manufacturers can do so trump has given europe and asia an opportunity to undersell american manufacturers of ten aware of anything industrial. european court has ruled the two e.u. member states took part in an illegal us torture program that's very much watch our back steroids. it's.
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to see. the more and more people even more and more political leaders understand that. you know these my god three influx is a two year old does not serve to target the about the future european union. and. i welcome back this is r.t. international now the european court of human rights has ruled that lithuania and
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romania took part in an illegal cia torture program the ruling relates to the secret detention and interrogation of two terror suspects the countries have been ordered to pay the men one hundred thousand euros each in compensation when the suspects was according to the cia a key al qaeda figure but no charges were brought against him he was water boarded eighty three times and claims to have lost his left eye while being tortured the other detainee led gulf region operations according to the cia both men are now being held at guantanamo bay prison the court hearings reveal the conditions under which the two suspects were kept. there had been held in these facilities and the domestic authorities had been aware that the cia would subject them to treatment contrary to the convention now what we have heard is a little bit about the conditions in which they were kept in lithuanian site we're getting a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this
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hearing no it prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times as a beta gave an account of what was done to him while he was in detention must warn viewers that this clip comes a company with some of the bed his own sketches that have been released as part of a freedom of information request some viewers may find them disturbing they unchained my hands from the bars and chained them with short chains to the chains that were around my legs which kept me in a bowing position at all times they brutally dragged me to the cement wall he started brutally banging my head in my back against the wall i felt my back was breaking due to the intensity of the banging he started slapping my face again and again meanwhile he was yelling and then he pointed to a large black wooden box that looked like a wooden casket he says from now on this is going to be your home he violently closed the door i heard the sound of the lock i found myself in total darkness. we
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saw a few of them accompanying that clip just there but the sketches zubaida made well they really paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he was being kept the two men are currently being held in guantanamo bay now since the detention facility opened there in two thousand and two it's been open to prisoners scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the you solve waterboarding he said it many times however this is something that well the rest of the world pretty much considers torture when donna marbury which by the way which by the way we are keeping open which we are keeping. and we're going to load it up was a beer dude split we're going to load it up would i feel strongly about waterboarding as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with in fact donald
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trump doubled down in his support for waterboarding as he promoted the woman who is in charge of the cia black sites to the top job in agency gina hospital who's well referred to by her detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either the torture queen or bloody gina well she took over as the new cia director earlier this month and if there were any says it may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prisoner begged. the reality is that these are war crimes and nobody was prosecuted for this and nobody will be prosecuted no matter how many accomplices and it's important call them that were involved that states in the cia sent it talks report torture report there are one hundred nine hundred eighty six mention so imagine the lawsuits that would one after the other come and be filed against us they don't have to prosecute the entire bush administration and beyond and of course that's probably not going to be possible there's
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a series here you've got. four presidents essentially that are all ruled america run america wants the torture program has either gone gone on or has been allowed to get away with it and because there's no prosecutions the new president can come along try and say i believe torture works a lot more waterboarding is a great thing because there is not precedent if it is in prosecuted for the crime that it is a war crime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine if that somebody from the sub-saharan africa service we also exported american citizens we. all were doing various activities in our country imagine what would happen if they said that and indorsed the war. journalists have criticized of ukrainian authorities for faking the assassination of a russian reporter in kiev are cutting the journalist in question has responded to one critical article in the british media that claimed the fake murder did more
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harm than good using offensive language bob god told the guardian newspaper to mind its own business he also said a u.k. passport would be nice if people won in that country wanted to help him and meanwhile international media and security watchdogs have described the stunt as deplorable and regrettable. the staged murder of journalists are kinds of bumps incurred by the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reports may be a great relief it is deeply regrettable crane's authorities have played with the truth no matter what the motive relieved that. it was alive i deplore the decision to spread false information on the life of a journalist it is the duty of the state to provide correct information to the public the story began when ukrainian authorities claimed they had found bob chowne call with gunshot wounds at his flat in the capital they said he had died on his way to the hospital however less than twenty four hours later it was revealed
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a murder had been staged ukrainian security forces claim that they did it in order to foil an actual russian plot to kill the journalist party's dahlan quarter report on the fallout from the controversial case. when a russian journalist was pronounced murdered in the ukrainian capital it didn't take long for the ceremonial finger pointing at russia to begin he was only working on things that were critical and investigative of russia and of the russian government as well he said there was nothing that was critical of ukrainians of course that network and its boss placing the blame on the kremlin and on russia journalist known political leanings have led some to point the finger in one direction it was a calculated deliberate international terrorist crime committed on the direct instruction of the russian authorities he figured it's who can blame them when the story has all the perfect ingredients the russian totalitarian machine putin's regime going after the kremlin critic except the guy turned up alive and well
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imagine everyone's confusion what on earth is showing on fred all of these developments in just the last hour or so i know left us absolutely gobsmacked second so what the heck actually have been here russia said it was relieved that arcot he was alive but also fiore us and understandably so after being falsely accused of murder questions of life and death in ukraine as well as the international community's trust in its politics are not thing more than a bargaining chip for the kids regime to stir up on t.v. russian hysteria fellow journalists were outraged too when a state says a prominent journalist who had received threats was murdered i think the media have to report it but with the fake news in ukraine have reduced all of our credibility trump would be proud had learned not to trust ukrainian authorities on don't best warrant but assuming something like this official confirmation was solid apologies it's on wikipedia is most notable fake death so what gives while the murder was
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staged by the ukrainian secret service to foil an alleged kremlin plot they say they did it secretly not even his wife knew imagine what the poor woman went through. but one ukrainian lawmaker thinks this is ok because shellac own successfully used the method of staging his own death to effectively investigate difficult and complicated crimes well if it happened in fiction must be good in real life too whether ukraine will produce evidence that there was ever a russian plot in the first place remains to be seen but after a stunt like this it's hard to imagine many will take anything he says at face value most your own money when someone manipulates information they deceive the roady it is clear that they are deceiving their own fits the actions the craning authorities absolutely unacceptable and the free media have suffered most from this i can't comment someone did or didn't do i don't know the exact circumstances but i
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do know that his participates in a big circus a masquerade which is of course a big problem for him and for the credibility of journalist i'm not a judge or a policeman only the facts interest me and this case is clearly showing the manipulation of information journalist death took center stage and unfortunately journalist deaths are a reality for the international federation of journalists who represent six hundred thousand people worldwide and twice every week sad news of journalists being killed . are that does it for me i will be back in about thirty three and a half minutes with a full look at your new stay with us r.t. international. fifty years ago breaking with into account again as a sleeping pill does this is what i believe because this is. the sort of thinks what terrible but not on. the board.
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across europe victims are starting legal battles demanding at least some compensation. in two ways first will the physical damage itself. as well that the comes to mind for the people who actually perpetrated this crime has never been the justice and it has been the company. because the government would like to take the money i pay taxes and people defenseless people overseas and spend trillions of dollars they then come back and they tax me again something called obamacare they tax me again to provide the health services that they say they're providing for people can't afford health care now here's my one simple question since the tens of thousands of dollars a year we pay to offset the government. in if in ability to fulfill their requirement why can't i write that off as
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a charitable donation on my taxes. greetings and salutation. back in april democrat party chair tom paradis of the democratic national committee that's the governing body of the democratic party amounts to a drooling mainstream news media that it was filing a multimillion dollar lawsuit against us president donald trump's campaign the russian federation the russian military intelligence roger stone jerde kirshner all metaphor donald trump jr george papadopoulos julian of songs and wiki leaks five left anyone else out please forgive me so big west was those last two names i mentioned wiki leaks and julian
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a sun which raised eyebrows among journalists of first amendment advocates who who care more about printing the troops the burning access bridges are catering to partisan politics this group includes the committee to protect journalists. p.j. which raises some interesting questions regarding the potential dangers the d.n.c. case presents for the freedom of the press and the first amendment in a recent article by obvious or shapiro shapiro points out the case raises a number of important press freedom questions where should courts draw the line between source building in conspiring what activities could complicate a journalist in a source's illegal behavior would putting a secure drop link soliciting leaks count as illegal conspiracy and the former reporter asked for documents on an individual while indicating that they think the person deserves to be exposed would that count as shared motive. see all these are legitimate questions that should be asked of the d.n.c. and but the d.m.c.
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claims in a statement to the press that quote unlike presidents trump and the democratic party respects the first amendment and cherishes the critical role that the free press plays in our democracy unless of course it's a press organization that you believe cost you an election then i guess all bets are off and you know first amendment can take a seat which is why much to the chagrin of the d.n.c. we will always be watching the hawks. but that's. the bottom. like you that i got. this.
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week so. welcome everybody to watch the hawks i am a tight rope and true and i'm top of the list and joining us today to discuss the ramifications of the d.n.c. is lost sales on press freedoms as media and legal analyst lionel of why don't we. welcome. thank you so lionel the committee to protect journalists. is the committee to protect journalism accurate in their concerns over press freedom and first amendment implications in this d.n.c. lawsuit are they did that does their argument hold water. oh absolutely and if this case is not tossed immediately by the southern district of new york i would be surprised let me throw a little monkey wrench or whatever the phrases into the works here because this is why the d.n.c. are even more out of their mind then i had thought you see as you know when you so
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someone the person that you could say great now that i'm in court i'm going to counter claim against you i'm going to sue you for something that i either wanted to sue you for or that arises out of this but here's the best part i get to conduct discovery come on in d.n.c. i have a reason or believe to defend myself i think why you lost wasn't because of wiki leaks but was because of hillary clinton and servers that donna brazil and how you double crossed bernie and we want to bring all that information to put you under oath so we in the course of defending ourselves can one day convince a jury that really it wasn't our leaking but your ineptitude your conspiracy perhaps maybe your criminal activity so the d.n.c.
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just opened itself up. to exploring what they did through discovery that's insane and you sued russia where they go to what do you sue russia i mean it's been done before people have sued saudi arabia for nine eleven but this is just specious was just done on a friday like remember the first thirteen bytes when the when the they they indicted thirteen russians because they were can certify why the f.b.i. was involving themselves in trying to stop shooters who were giving all kinds of warning so this is a specious but at a moment but yes it does hold water but from a tactical point of view the d.n.c. is out of its mind whatever's left of it what is there any precedent. that we can point to that could suggest the u.s. courts actually signed with the d.n.c. absolute zero sided with their guesses well here's a law is two thousand one case called bart's nicky against the viper and bart nicky stands for the proposition that if you receive information from
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somebody let's say you being a media outlet a newspaper or radio station think days of your a radio station which is what this was based on and somebody says hey i have for you a secret recording that would be illegal if you did it if the police did it but i did it but it shows the secret recording violations and the laws that were broken by government officials here you go newspaper it's yours you never asked for this this is unsolicited and the newspaper takes it and reports it says look what we've found look at all the corruption now the subject of the corruption said wait a minute you violated our fourth amendment rights a surge of seizure no i didn't because the police didn't search it it was somebody else well who searched this well we can tell you will you newspaper cannot read.
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porter and the court said that if the newspaper received this information that it did not read was issued nor or conspired to obtain but just had the old mill on the little dropped off and the place in new york and up and surprise surprise then you're immune from that that was it then. what if you're wiki leaks what does that name mean we publish stuff that leaked we're not asking you to bring is anything but is called wiki leaks does that change anything does this case even hold up in the supreme court might say that maybe now in this new frontier of media maybe that doesn't apply maybe maybe julian assange and others were more active maybe they were different it's a factual basis so the d.n.c. could theoretically if if somebody if god forbid julian assange and your anybody actually conspired negotiated with somebody to obtain information became
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a part of the securing of this illegally then sure they can hide behind the first amendment but if they're just a media organization which i respectfully submit doing this on is they're protected one hundred percent and i couldn't agree more again it's like they're saying hey stuff bored out of saying break the law we're not saying that right under stuff right now where other law is you know ben bradlee and the washington post the new york times and everybody else would be any plot in trouble for and there exactly and there's also stuff called queen tom legislation tom lawsuits which are whistleblower lawsuit these are law firms that say if you can come to us and prove that the government wasted money you can win percentage of the money that you ultimately say when you're basically asking people bring a stuff that is sometimes and so and whistleblowers up on consumer were fair shows on t.v. if you know a problem send us something mike wallace used to go undercover this is what the
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press is that is that's the first amendment so most through what's what really struck me that's interesting about the press and all of this is that the mainstream press pretty much you know when this broke when the d.n.c. broke the lawsuit and even took the very kind of ignored all the press freedom implications that we're talking about today of the. p.j. was talking about and they kind of turned the conversation in the you know the standard trump versus democrats left versus right issue right what does it say about journalism when they're kind of ignoring the threat to and just spoke a single of the ratings points on the left right debate over something that could totally pull the bottom out from their ability to report. to use our current parlance they're in bed with a deep state that they're part and parcel of this group and interestingly enough these people and i don't want to get into labels but you know what i mean the. professional left out whatever you want but i'm going to call it because i hate the
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labels but just for shorthand purposes you know in the movie the the the post game all is a with the tom hanks and us ok this was basically this was the pentagon papers daniel ellsberg was basically whoever a wise who gave this julian assange just the washington post in the new york times seems sappy the same thing daniel ellsberg stole this stuff from the rand corporation what it was and said here here you go he broke laws he probably there's no other way around it and they said course this is journalism but what's interesting today is women want the lionel's law tell your tell your grandchildren this the law always lags behind technology we don't know what's happening right now we don't know if the laws then for example number one is wiki leaks the press let's start with the basic issue ladies and gentlemen of the court first issue is wiki leaks julian assigns is this the press what is it
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for purposes of that twenty percent does it apply what is it is it a newspaper is it is it what what do you call this i don't know it's a hybrid that's the first question. were to did they actively involved gauging this know what if they even did what if they did and then you going to get into this but but tyrell the question you're asking is the most important. everybody from the columbia school of journalism to and there should be amicus briefs from everybody you say dismissed this this has a chilling effect as we love to say on the first amendment but they were asleep at the switch then he would seem to care i think that's where we've seen how this partisan divisive mess from both sides has created an environment here in the united states that one hundred percent degrades our first amendment not just personally use of us as a person but as
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a whole we are less able to use the fourth the state of the media to protect ourselves from government collusion from crime from all that line all i have to ask you before we do we have about a minute left where do you see this case ending up what's your prediction dismissed i want to believe they're going to settle is going to win but remember just leave you with this one by virtue of this device i am now a member of the citizen civilian guerrilla press and i am as vital and there's important standing in a corner tommy robinson i'm whoever this i am the press we're the press the days of the old gray lady that's over with that's ossified that's concretize new new ground work so we're going to get with the program and the supreme court is going to have to change and refashion and retool the first amendment to accommodate new platforms of journalism. and we also need to educate people on how best to use those new
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platforms of german so they can be journalists line of little media always a pleasure to have you on thank you so much thank you sir and madam. all right as we go to break watchers don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered of facebook and twitter see our full shows at our t.v. dot com coming up all for the speaker d. watkins joins us to discuss the current controversy surrounding hip hop star drake and spray says pictures of the come back to haunt him state to her watch. ripoffs. in july twenty seventh team hunted i'll set up a freelance journalist working with our team to militant shelling in syria. on his second fight scotty has established a solid l.
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such as memorial day will recognize more reporters who often risk then months for the sake of the truth and through that piece you can submit to your published works in a video well written form until june the twelfth go to a little dot on t.v. dot com. you never know what's around the corner you never know what's in the pub even to walk into a nice the excitement is that now and that's where the adrenalin rush comes from. and you can use a move by definition an extreme so will support. the violence is a part and is almost a schizophrenia gang culture where you can do all these things and behave badly. they're going to be full of horsepower for the law or for the both of us both more
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while most of the mainstream media was frothing this week over roseanne's ambien induced ariss tweets towards former obama official valerie jarrett there was actually another controversy involving a global superstar and race international hip hop star drake was called out this week by fellow rapper pusha t. for his use of blackface in photos three claims they were taken when he was a young actor before he became a hip hop success he is today pusha t. also known as king pushed tweeted the image of drake in blackface as the cover of his new single the story of out on tweeting please stop referring to this picture as art work i'm not an internet baby i don't edit images this is a real picture these are his troops see for yourselves through responded to the controversial image on instagram writing i know everyone is enjoying the circus but
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i want to clarify this image in question this picture is from twenty two thousand and seven a time in my life when i was an actor and i was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles being taught stereotypes and typecast. to help us dissect this controversy and better understand the true damage these kinds of images and tweets has on the black community we're joined by author and speaker baltimore's own do you walk that it's. always a pleasure to be are going to go to tragically there's a lot of folks out there who are going to see this story see that image and they're going to ask wall since drake is why is this offensive to for him to wear like black favors you know how do you respond to folks that would kind of ask that question. it's very easy i'm a black person and i would never appear on anything in blackface you know i'm like eight levels black and drake and i just it's not funny and the problem is that
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first of all this is hip hop and hip hop we don't really statements like that commission at roger goodell like we're not looking for a statement just want to you know apologize you know you know of apologize so yeah are we going to drink a brilliant musician absolutely he can mix in and write and speak all over the planet that's not you know we can't deny that but at the same time you still bleed blood like everyone else and you hurt people and you know i feel like that little little statement was. only made to matter and only made things worse it's interesting because he didn't really actually apologize in that state you know it was kind of oh here's why i did it but i never really said oh i'm sorry about this even if it's like you know looking back on the now realizing how it hurt people is that part of the problem like do you think that's that seems to be the excuse of everyone these days when you get caught doing something it's well it wasn't that it was just a joke it was this it was that can't are we able to look back on those things and
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actually question ourselves over actions i mean just because it happened in the past aren't we shouldn't we look at each other look at ourselves and say oh yeah i can see that that's messed up but that's the problem of being a celebrity or being a person who will forget zillion father was on social media you think that you're above things like an apology and you see it as a form of weakness or an emission of guilt and that's just not the case you were wrong and you know if you really wanted to do something in this that are releasing like. shallow statement you can say you know what this is why i did the video this is why i did a photo shoot. i thought it was a good idea at the time looking back in retrospect maybe it was a. because everyone's going crazy over it for a reason a lot of people are really like offended because they support him and his music and his clothes and everything else so you know you can say well now that you're here let me use my platform then raise awareness to the issue i was talking about
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a long time ago because a lot of black actors still struggling and hollywood dressing up like sambo is not going to get them more rules to just ridiculous that is a good point actually but yeah he could not now that he is the international global superstar that he is with a voice that reaches millions he could easily take that message he was trying to do when he was a young struggling actor and say hey let's talk about this let's let's talk about the plight of you know black actors and actresses and the parts that they're getting in the parts that they're forced to play or middle eastern folks are latino you know the whole down the line let's talk about that even if we're going to give them the benefit of the doubt you know you're from canada this is this is the african american experience you know and culture that was created because of a double african-american so maybe you don't fully understand even that is like a more humble way of coming in but you just come in and has this authority like you know back then i was trying to fix racism in hollywood right now you know oh here
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i'm doing something different you. know it's interesting because how does the age of social media affect you know look we you know hip hop and beefs and hip hop and fights between musicians and things like that as a job story but how does social media affect those fights i mean now people like drake took too long to respond and you know you can dig up pictures from the past and all that our social media effect of this social media enhanced is everything and because people are talking about it all day long sort of cool part about it is that this beach is going to get all really quick so you don't got to sit around and you know people are going to reminisce on the songs for more than like a week response a lot of creativity and thought goes into them but they're not going to last that long you know who can say that there are these things. meanest things to quit is so . that's one part of it the other side of it is just it's and so many different layers and elements like this so many people talking about this before everywhere from like sports websites to like the wendy williams show to us so it's reaching
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everybody again where you have everybody's attention if your intention is ards where you have everyone's attention if your intention is to do something good to jump out there and do something good interesting interesting there's always the question of you know well if that's your culture and with roseanne that's the question now it's sort of always coming out of now you know right now it's conservatives saying well. why do we have to excuse it why is everyone else samantha bee got in trouble just yesterday amount today and has since apologized for using the c word to describe a trump. are we see we're ok good yeah there. is this is the thing we have to understand about our culture is that is this. what does this say about current celebrity culture and what does that say about our
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american culture as a whole because everyone seems to say look this is our culture this is our culture this is our culture so what you say doesn't matter or you can't be offended by this what are we i think i think i think people people have a right to be offended and i think even when you talk about culture and some of these terms of how to get thrown around this this is a an example of what's been happening in the media but it's a clear example of how people get things mixed up for persons talking about black power but it's not going to be loving your history and strengthening the people around you and acknowledging the things that has happened so that you can be stronger and move forward a person talking about white power to talk about killing black people so it's kind of it's not the same thing how roseanne got to show i have no idea this is a part of culture that i don't understand i didn't think she was funny when i was a little kid and saw her now and i really did think she was
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a funny but i understand it's a culture that i don't understand i do know what you can you know there's a lot of ways in america to be successful without turning people apart and when you have in our culture conversation you know you can you know if you call yourself a comedian or an entertainer you should be a person that can make jokes with making fun of the person's race ethnic group it's you know it just seems really weak and you know to say like this is you know what. she was never the hero of that show roseanne's character and that was the the relative you never want to be at family functions like you just cross your fingers and hope she's not there because you know she's going to say something awful and you know someone's going to get mad and that's that whole thing of how much is culture and is it culture when you're just a jerk so what do you do like an archie bunker thing i don't know yeah ok but everybody but there's nothing left. even in the nashville is like so nobody likes
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are let me ask this of this is what's interesting is that you know the for people that follow hip hop and hip hop culture and fan of the music in the genre you know be a huge part of that history i mean it started as a way to kind of from from greg reed direct street violence into just war you know going after the guy across from you with words as opposed to you know guns knives whatever would you say that beef and distracts to day are similar to what they were when you know hip hop started yeah i think they are similar because it's still all about who's at the top like you know one thing that separates hip hop from a lot of different genres of music is this idea of there being one king and one queen and one person to raise supreme was different today is you know these people you know it's not they don't going to be that used to bad about who who had the better style dress to lead to better stop making music with them what you know who was more of. superior and it was different in those different areas but now it's
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like i'll kill you each a dog over some jasmine rice and stab you in the alley so it's like it's a little different now but it's still rooted in the same thing and i still think that these things can be handled in a peaceful way a lot of people aren't you know how negative these things can get after what happened to pocket big you so i feel like we get back to that space when we fussing over certain things but like you said earlier social media blew everything up so it's you know you got to get a picture is in for at least a statement saying who are these are you really is a statement in a rather bad light he's running a concert i think i'm going to have you fired back with your own verse in there i saw him dig up that embarrassing picture of pushes a plan you know that's how it works liane i mean yeah i mean it really is and like i think it was important to look at the fact that like you know we've already seen these things get driven to where there was violence as a direct result when you look at like with tupac and biggie you know we don't know who killed them but we know that like leading up. to that people getting shot and things like that had to do with that being you know and when you see stuff like
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this is it you know will social media push that into that next level so we're going to someone twitter that has so much going to be like oh you know i'm going to fight back with violence or will twitter be the place where the words happen instead of in the street it'll be how far you can you get up on i tunes or how many what the many dollars the cool thing is that these guys these guys are they're not getting state is doing and it's very intelligent both of these men business is you know these men employ a lot of people both of these men in this game with the sole purpose of taking care of their families they don't got to talk about. you know they don't have you don't have this so it would be goofy to sell drugs for a couple of thousand when you can brag about it to get a couple of million doesn't make any sense in these are very very intelligent people so i don't i don't think violence is going to be a thing maybe of yeah maybe somebody might scuff but it absolutely will do you walk and thank you as always for coming in and talking to us about this they author and speaker watkins thank you very much for. your research claims this new super food
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are to get exclusive access to a meeting between russia's foreign minister and the north korean leader our correspondent was the only international reporter allowed into. plus italy's two major parties strike a last minute deal to form a coalition government of voiding the need for a new. imposes have to tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from the e.u. and other allies despite threats of retaliation. are broadcasting live direct this is our international thomas certainly glad to have you with us now the north korean leader has hosted
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a meeting with russia's foreign minister in pyongyang and sergey lavrov agreed to boost ties between their countries and hold for their high level talks later in the year are to gain exclusive access to kim's palaces and our correspondent. was the only international correspondent there. well i spent an hour and a half came john policy and can yank with my camera without being told what to do so journalists so we're going to be allowed there but then suddenly at the last moment we got a tip from these foreign ministry officials that i can take my camera and come it was a long journey we're following a black mercedes along the streets of being angry and then we realized that we ended up in a completely deserted area where there were no cars on the streets or people and then i saw this big palace and we seemed to get into the polish through some kind of baggage door gates and only then i was able to realize that this is the actual
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villa and kim was waiting behind the wooden door as sergey lavrov arrived in a few moments and all kinds of interactions between the russian foreign minister and the north korean leader there of course precious to watch i just want to share one of the moments with you. it's a food soon in pyongyang isn't it three pieces. yes it's my third time and i must say from yang is only guessing but i see her again nobody around us was speaking russian or english i don't speak korean so we couldn't really understand where these people were taking us but i guess the moment when i realized that this is definitely the palace the official residence of kim jong hoon is when i saw kim sr she was trying to sneak out through the doors and i even said hello to kim sr here's what that particular moment looked like hello.
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every tiny detail at that location was really precious to watch i was fascinated to see kim john thune sitting alone on one side of the table without any aides or assist. since he was only accompanied by the translator and it was if you like seven on one talks because on the other side of the table there were seven members of the russian delegation facing him on his own and we will be showing you more of these exclusive pictures in the hours to come and on friday as well i can tell you that i had a very long day and north korea apart from this truly incredible visit to kim jong il's residence so have a look at what else i saw there. i felt these are our first step in the democratic people's republic of korea.
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so thirty lavrov limo just departed and we're going to follow him right. we just left the airport and we're trying to catch up with the serbian labrada limo but we seem to be a bit far behind or on the way to the capital pyongyang. this is a truly incredible opportunity forced to film inside the place where most high profile move things and north korea happened just as the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is talking to his north korean counterpart behind closed doors right there. the moment when the russian top diplomat is n.p.r. and gangs is absolutely unique on the one hand the resolution of the korean peninsula crisis might be just a few steps away with
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a massive concessions the north and the south have both been making and even donald trump to however we understand that a new law moves can make everything collapse. the question is why exactly are these rocks and it up in the capital russian diplomatic sources suggest that it was several invitations in a row by mr elaborate party during his visit to moscow. we were also told that the north korean side wanted the press to come in asap during a traditional way to chat with the journalists on the plane when we asked surrogate why this was happening and what to expect of the visit his answer was well just have to see i don't know for now meanwhile the white house says
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a letter is now being delivered from king john the own to donald trump it will be handed over by a north korean envoy on friday the contents of the message have not been disclosed but there's been speculation that it contains details on an upcoming summit between kim and trump a political analyst for joseph chang believes a step by step approach is the only reasonable way to settle the crisis. the negotiations process has to proceed in a reasonable rational manner in view of the demand on the part of the united states that the deed nuclearization process has to be complete very fireball and first of all day is obviously a symmetry in the american demands and the. demands of from unknown so the russian foreign minister is that by using a kind of step by step or stage by stage
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a kind of negotiation process which is obviously rational since it is rather difficult to works to achieve to secure a complete arrangement in one goal. euro skeptic coalition is about to take power in italy after a month long political crisis former law professor just said be content will be sworn in as prime minister on friday along with his new cabinet members i'm a tailor salvini and luigi. the two coalition leaders will head the interior and labor ministries respectively and paolo will serve as e.u. affairs minister that's after the president rejected his nomination as finance minister for being too euro skeptic to show dubinsky as more of the story. well italian politics seems to have gone full circle in the last few days what we know now is that just said because the man that the five star movement and the likud
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wanted to be italy's next prime minister has now taken the helm yet again we understand that he has put up his list of ministers they have been approved by the italian president and those ministers are due to be sworn in to government to for that government on friday at four pm local time well of course you may remember that you said because they had originally given the that mandate to form the government just a few days ago after his choice of economy minister had been denied by the italian president the italian president thinking that eighty one year old pylos of honor was in fact to euro skeptic and had feared that he could pose a problem for the single currency and italy's position in the single currency over the next few years he then gave the reins the mantle to a man called car local today really a colorful totally was due to form his own government which was much to the anger
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numeration of the five star movement and the league but he decided on thursday that he would give up that mandate saying that he felt a political government was by far the best solution for italy well so it seems that that full circle is happened and who is going to be economy minister well it's going to be another professor giovanni three year who is a professor in rome now it'll be interesting to see how the markets react to that decision given the fact that the idea of these two parties forming a coalition had literally scared the living daylights out of the markets over the last few days now italy isn't the only country that seen some political turmoil of late let's turn our attentions now to spain where we. i know that the spanish prime minister is facing losing his job that's being debated now this is a motion of no confidence that was put forward by the main opposition socialist
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party they've actually decided that they would like to instead of our highly put the day in his place that debate is due to continue until early on friday morning when they will vote on whether or not to allow rai to remain the spanish prime minister there is a lot of unsettled. thinking going on a lot of unsettled feeling in the european union and you know what i think is consistently missing is a deep conversation while there is so much discontent i think is a very strong tendency to want to point fingers but there is very little tendency to have profound discussions about how do you know gone wrong in what point do they have to stop and ask questions about this you know and ask questions about well how much he needs to go to this very precious thing we go to mars.
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u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum will take effect in a few hours time there will ply to imports from the e.u. as well as canada and mexico our correspondent in london and washington gave us the latest reaction from both sides of the atlantic. the tariffs will reportedly threatened seven point four billion dollars a worth of european exports to the u.s. and what's interesting about this is that wilbur ross u.s. secretary for commerce made the announcement just hours after meeting with the french finance minister where they apparently discussed the matter amicably but the domestic reactions have been mixed establishment democrats and republicans strongly oppose the move but trade unions in the u.s. applauded terms move but in his announcement to downplay the terror it's providing at least some assurance that they won't negatively affect relations with the e.u. bruiser. road or groom.
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good over the course we'll look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision in the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion euros worth of european exports to the us understand it really there's a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the automobile industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the case because they are the powerhouse of course of the of that sector now the president of the european commission john claude younker he has called this decision a horrible day for trade. except that it come to push you look at measures when it comes to. create.
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has also put the matter to the world trade organization because they are responsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before will they have reacted to the news the german far. minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the french president emanuel micron has also slammed the decision you can never do it and i think what it is that you people want you and honest you know you can. do if you're the man you. don't the office on the mr nice meeting you can answer this you need to be good to meet you in it again we've previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps with its own twenty five percent terrorists on various projects including motorcycles jean cigarettes
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cranberry juice and peanut butter his young again. so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid process the fact that we have to do this but we have to do it we will now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on levis blue jeans and board but we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter measures are enforced while he's already threatened to respond to any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on cars produced by european auto makers so you can see there's a huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether the can forget forgive and indeed to live with these new measures wall street analyst michael hudson believes that the u.s. could actually suffer more than europe from the tariffs. what probus done by
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putting the tariffs on aluminum and steel is to raise the price of aluminum and steel to americans they've already jumped about twenty five percent over supply is going to be sold to europeans and asians so that there are manufactured by lumen them and steal more cheaply to make menu a fractured goods much lower cost than american manufacturers can do so trump has given europe and asia an opportunity to undersell american manufacturers that tim aware of anything industrial. the european court of human rights has ruled that lithuania and romania took part in an illegal cia torture program ruling relates to the secret detention and interrogation of two terror suspects the countries have been ordered to pay the men one hundred thousand euros in each for compensation one of the suspects was according to the cia
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a key al qaeda figure but no charges were brought against him he was water boarded eighty three times and claims to have lost his left eye while being tortured the other detainee led as gulf region operations according to the cia both men are now being held at guantanamo bay prison the court hearings revealed the conditions under which the two suspects were kept. there had been held in these facilities and the domestic authorities had been aware that the cia would subject them to treatment contrary to the convention now what we have heard is a little bit about the conditions in which they were kept in lithuania insight with getting a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this hearing no it prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times as a beta gave an account of what was done to him while he was in detention must warn viewers that this clip comes
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a company with some of his own sketches that have been released as part of a freedom of information request some viewers may find them disturbing they unchained my hands from the bars and chained them with short chains to the chains that were around my legs which me in a bowing position at all times they brutally dragged me to the cement wall he started brutally banging my head and my back against the wall i felt my back was breaking due to the intensity of the banging he started slapping my face again and again meanwhile he was yelling and then he pointed to a large black wooden box that looked like a wooden casket he says from now on this is going to be your home he violently closed the door i heard the sound of the lock i found myself in total darkness. we saw a few of them accompanying that clip just there but the sketches zubaida made well they really paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he was being
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kept the two men are currently being held in guantanamo bay now since the detention facility opened there in two thousand and two it's been open to prisoners scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the you solve waterboarding he said it many times however this is something that well the rest of the world pretty much considers torture when diana marbury which by the way which by the way we are keeping open which we are keeping. and we're going to load it up with some bare dude split we're going to load it up would i feel strongly about waterboarding as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with in fact donald trump doubled down in his support for waterboarding as he promoted the woman who is in charge of the cia black sites to the top job in agency gina hospital who's well referred to by her detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either the torture queen or bloody gina well she took over as the new cia director earlier this month
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and lithuania says it may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prisoner moslem begg. the reality is that these are war crimes and he was prosecuted for this and nobody will because it's no matter how many accomplices and it's important call them that were involved that states in the cia said it talks report torture report there are one hundred nine hundred eighty six mention so imagine the lawsuits that would one after the other come and be filed against us they don't have to prosecute the entire bush administration and beyond and of course that's probably not going to be possible there's a series here you've got. four presidents essentially that are all ruled america run america wants the torture program has either gone gone on or has been allowed to get away with it and because there's no prosecutions the new president can come along and say i believe torture works a lot more waterboarding is
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a great thing because there is not precedent if it is in prosecuted for the crime that it is a war crime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine that somebody from sub-saharan africa we also exported american citizens we. all were doing its activities in our country imagine what would happen if they said that and indorsed. journalists have criticised of ukrainian authorities for faking the assassination of a russian reporter in kiev are cutting bob chowne call the journalist in question has responded to one critical article in the british media that claimed the fake murder did more harm than good using offensive language bob chantel told the guardian newspaper to mind its own business he also said that a u.k. passport would be nice people not country wanted to help and meanwhile international media and security watchdogs have described this stunt as deplorable
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and regrettable. the staged murder of journalists are kinds of bumps and could by the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reports and maybe a great relief is deeply regrettable he crane's authorities have played with the truth no matter what the motive relieved that. he was alive i deplore the decision to spread false information on the life of a journalist it is the duty of the state to provide correct information to the public story began when ukrainian authorities claimed they had found bob chan go with gunshot wounds at his flat in the capital they said he had died on his way to the hospital however less than twenty four hours later it was revealed the murder had been staged the ukrainian security forces claim they did it in order to foil an actual russian plot to kill the journalist artie's donald quarter reports on the fallout from the controversial case. when a russian journalist was pronounced murdered in the ukrainian capital it didn't take long for the ceremonial finger pointing at russia to begin he was only working
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on things that were critical and investigative of russia and of the russian government as well he said there was nothing that was critical of ukrainians of course that network and its boss placing the blame on the kremlin and on russia journalist known political leanings have led some to point the finger in one direction it was a calculated deliberate international terrorist crime committed on the direct instruction of the russian authorities who can blame them when the story has all the perfect ingredients the russian totalitarian machine putin's regime going after the kremlin critic except the guy turned up alive and well imagine everyone's confusion what on earth is showing on the thread all these developments in just the last hour or so i know the ft else absolutely gobsmacked second so what the heck actually happen here russia said it was relieved that our caught the bug chunk was alive but also fiore us and understandably so after being falsely accused of murder
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questions of life and death in ukraine as well as the international community's trust in its politics are nothing more than a bargaining chip for the kids regime to stir up until russian hysteria fellow journalists were outraged too when a state says a prominent journalist who had received threats was murdered i think the media have to report it but with the fake news in ukraine have reduced all of our credibility trump would be proud had learned not to trust ukrainian authorities on don't best warrant but assumed on something like this fishel confirmation was solid apologies it's on wikipedia is most notable fake death so what gives all the murder was staged by the ukrainian secret service to foil an alleged kremlin plot they say they did it secretly not even his wife knew imagine what the poor woman one thing. through but one ukrainian lawmaker thinks this is ok because sherlock holmes
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successfully used the method of staging his own death to effectively investigate difficult and complicated crimes well if it happened in fiction must be good in real life too whether ukraine will produce evidence that there was ever a russian plot in the first place remains to be seen but after a stunt like this it's hard to imagine many will take anything he have says at face value. and when someone manipulates information they deceive they were audience it is clear that they are deceiving their own citizens for us the actions of the ukrainian authorities are absolutely unacceptable and the free media have suffered most from this i can't comment on what he did or didn't do i don't know the exact circumstances but i do know that his participates in a big circus a masquerade which is of course a big problem for him and for the credibility of journalist i'm not a judge or a policeman only the facts interest me and this case is clearly showing the manipulation of information and journalist death took center stage and unfortunately journalist deaths are
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a reality for the international federation of journalists we represent six hundred thousand people worldwide and twice every week are sad news of journalists being killed. neither does a female be back in thirty five minutes with a full look at your news you are watching our two international and we're glad to have you with us. this the president thank you very much for him by. in this year of giving this opportunity mr president should. first question you need just victories
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in good in yet to move they have drastically changed the situation on the ground in syria how much nearer the end of this war are we now in your estimation for all you all what comes here with every move forward in the field with victory with really been liberated we are moving closer the closer to the end of the conflict with it without external interference it won't take more than a year to settle the situation in syria but at the same time with every move forward for the syrian army and for the political process and for the whole situation poured in the positive meaning toward the most ability. opponents mainly the with the by the united states and pop in europe and in
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our region with the mercenaries in syria bit to make it fall the. by supporting more terrorism bringing in more terrorists coming to thier war by him during the political process so our challenge is how can we make this go up to close this gap between their plans and our plans and i think we are succeeding in that regard but at the same time. for you no one could tell you when but it is getting closer that's have everything well you lead this military victories they have being objective the speaking spectacular the speed at which the fence is the stood for years of collapse you planning on retaking all of syria by force with. talking about the border with israel as the of controlled territories. the
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war is worth the troops. i think everything in agree on this fact but sometimes you only have this choice especially when you talk about factions like. like like. and like minded factions actually most of them are the same ideology the harsh comments or. they're not played before they don't have any political plan they only have this dark ideological. is that to be like any controlled area anywhere in in this world so the only option to deal with both factions is force. at the same time in other areas we succeeded by implementing the conciliation especially when the community in those different areas made pressure on those
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militants to leave the area so i think the best the choice is to make the conservation this is all but when it doesn't work the only resort to is the force with regards to we can see lesion how wise is it to send all of these veteran jihads with their small arms to italy by now tens of thousands of tens of thousands of gone gone they have consolidated they have built defenses eventually as you say you will have to fight them on the other hand you perhaps planning on building an area that is outside of government control. you all if they were going to leave it so it's impossible for us to to intentionally leave any. on the syrian soil. all controlled as government this is the natural and as you know it was captured by the. two
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thousand and fifteen with the support. it was it was mainly captured by a muscle and some of the supportive factions. very conservations before that but every conservation happened after that time after two thousand and fifteen it was i think may two thousand and fifteen every faction what the to leave. the city or the village they choose to go to egypt. this is a very good indication that. they have the same ideology could be used to go to a b. or b. did you have to go to any other area so we didn't think people do it would they want to go to a clip because they have the theme you could beat or they have the same atmosphere way of thinking and so on this one. the other part which is military pick of the of your question the plan of the terrorists and their masters was to destroy the
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syrian army by scattering the different units all over the syrian sword which is not good for any army or plan was to put them in one area where you have three areas if you if you have two or three or four four two you've beter than having been in maybe more than one hundred forty of the think that so militarily it is better with it but it's better for us from the military point of view on the other hand talking about similar mindsets it is predominantly the rebels the overwhelming sunni. the sunni myself i have a long distant relative who. came to syria to fight against you to resist you because he was told that you would target you with killing soon and that is what many people. believe why is it that so many people in all these different countries
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in america in russia these sunni's these muslims they believe that you are oppressing because the first thought of when you thought i had interned internationally mainly in the with of course. within syria when in some mainstream media in our region and in the with. their plan was to create this rift within the society that we make things easier for them when you have such a civil war kind of civil war between thanks or if this city and the tea. now the keep using the same narrative at least to encourage some fellow at the x. in different places in the world to come and defend their brothers in this area because that's how with the imagine imagine that this conflict between safe it's all because of the. minded way of thinking
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some maybe all their ignorance they came here just to support her father to know if i'm going to do this is right or wrong your audience doesn't know if it doesn't know me the they don't have any idea maybe above like you to beauty thirty you know theory of it or will it's better to go and see the reality on the ground now give the order to validity in reality. skinning another sticked. syria should be divided according to sectarian lines you should come to visit early on the old controlled and see one color or a few colors of the syrian society you have to go to the other where you have a terrorist you should have different colors and the reality is not like with no india in early pour in homes in. every area under the theory and the syrian government control you would see every term of the syrian society with
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no exceptions so that this reality will debunk this narrative. could believe with each other why big government is killing them according to sectarian. basis it doesn't talk. there enough but with regards to negotiations and reconciliation. talks of there have been efforts to start talks to achieve a result in geneva as the now there has been limited success but it is been hasn't been all that great now let's be honest you're winning you're winning on the ground your forces are advancing the rebels are in retreat why would you negotiate with them now that they're losing. the very beginning we think whenever we can thieves theory and we have to go. ford and they would be in it with any initiative any kind of initiative even if you if they have bad will some people some some initiative
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have have bad will but in spite of that we deal with the reality now if you go around theory of the reality the results that that's been embodied by. very conservations is a proof of what i'm saying with this policy with this intention of having blood negotiating talking to people we couldn't have reached this it considerations. this is one thing and the other thing not everyone for the government have the same basic some of them have ideological background some of them poor financial background some of them be made mistake of the very beginning they were forced to go in that direction and they couldn't with a do so you have to open the doors and you have to distinguish between different kind of people and the most important than this the majority of the people who were again because of the government at parentline in the different debilitated area
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actually in their heart they are with the government called the because they are the difference between having government and having chaos with regards to talks and you know retaking areas by force let's take for example is the have controlled territories in there is or there have been clashes there between troops who were loyal to you and the s.d.f. itself he lied to his partners and the united states brought to bear force to stop troops will to you from taking territories this is happened as well how are you going to deal with the united states presence military presence in syria. after the liberation of aleppo and later deal with the war and before that hans could actually united states is losing his sky. it's the being called worth. that was called moderate but when the scandal started leaking that they're not more they are
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of that was supposed to be fought by you know it's the they look for another court this god if now because when as it seems as if just nation we are moving forward in different areas to defeat the terrorists. the only problem lift in syria is the if we're going to do that by two option the first one we started now opening doors for negotiations because the majority of them are syrians. and supposedly they like their country they don't like to be puppets to any foreigner that we suppose so we have the same basis. we all don't trust the americans for decades not because of the war for the only thing thing and they do the opposite the. daily life so we have one option is to live with the childbirth even though for ever this is the
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first option if not we've gone through thought to leave it in by force to have it in both is by force we don't have any other options with american or without americans we don't have any other option so this is all and it's our right and it's over duty to liberated and the american should leave somehow they're going to leave they came to your lot with no legal pieces and look what happened to them they have to learn that lesson. good luck is noice such an entity is no exception people are not except for the north and the sweden anymore. forman are sitting in a car when the fifth gets shot in the head. all four different versions of what happened one of them is on the death row
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there's no way he could have done it there's no possible way because the list did not shoot around a corner. of their. radially reinforced rammed earth bricks is what they really are. this more than seventy houses about one hundred forty people with families living here but. it's really a way of forming same as. the sun's coming in and heating the house and being stored in massive walls. sagebrush is the natural environment here but as we're containing the sewage and and using to
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plant stuff to process the sewage we create our own little way system here. in. europe must be much stronger in making the decision at twenty eight can we around the table agree on tough measures on these are china always the us and the end of the. unfortunately easy answer to that so far is not to really be europe is being too weak and that's why we end up being beaten on the head sometime by the chinese some time by the american and does got to stop. well you know the cars they were kind of adopted because we were called pirates for
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so long. i've been there in the small ball of sticks they don't harp on hips and it's. not something. the little self did big fish already ninety percent of the dark on any pinball because there are. cons of fifteen scoops seventy five tons too and they do it several times a day with the big sleeves so no you get an idea of why poaching still. we have to understand we can not stay still and just. be with them this deed is the deal for you because you are. i'm doing this because i want the future world to the future king generations to have and enjoy the ocean now we have.
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with regards to we taking territory it seems inexplicably whenever you eliminate one threat c b it's good that another thread seems to materialize and this happened repeatedly now we have these really energy minister who is threatening. that his country could quote liquidate you and your government. are you afraid your freedom how do you take that threat. theists who are born and talk about measure innovation and loss of vision a vision of the now in syria we lived under the threat of these really aggression this is something in our unconscious feeling so to say that your faith. while living with the same fate this is nonsense. israeli has been associating
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killing occupying for decades now for more than seven decades in this region but usually they do all this without threatening now why do they threw it in this way this is panic this is the kind of hysterical. feeling because they are losing the deal once the deal won. and i says that's why israel is panicking recently and we understand perfectly well israel israel is now seemingly shreiking cross syria airstrikes at will there boasting publicly on camera again and again that your defense is they're powerless to stop them that they can do with syria whatever they want. is that true is there anything you can do to stop israel carrying out its airstrikes in syria and surely the first target
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of the most and ruth in syria was the defense before attacking any other military believe it would be air defense and it would be thought by the why do the table here defend their defense will not be with the peaceful demonstrators of the three over the moderate forces and it cannot be with extremist anyway if another used to defend the country this is the. other prove that israel was in directly with those terrorists in syria so they attacked those bases in they destroyed big part of our air defense now in spite of the of our position our defense is much stronger than before thanks to the russian support and the recent attacks by the israeli. american and british and french proved that we're in torture now the only option.
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my answer to a question is to improve our defense the only thing that we can do and we are doing that. israel says that it's strikes are so far that they aren't targeted against you the president the government that they're targeted at the run to keep iran which is your ally weak in syria it's strange but iran being here they are your allies it's no secret they have help but them being here now puts you at threat would you ever consider asking around to the most important fact regarding of the issue that we don't have going in troops we never had and you cannot hide it and we were not the shame to say that we have like we invited the russians we could have invited the iranians we have rainy and.
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officers who work with the syrian army to help but they don't have the troops. and the starkest fact about their lives the world with issue they are in an issue that the recent few weeks ago they said that they attack your immune bases and can say delicately and actually we had things of therians martyrs and wounded soldiers not the single earring. so how could they see that we have it so it's a lie we always hear that we have it in the officers but they work with me we don't have to. changing subject now with regard to chemical attacks there are now regular alleged chemical attacks happening in syria your government and you allies have said that you had nothing to do with this you allies of bags your claims saying deny you know any responsibility saying there is no
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knowledge of you carrying these carrying out these attacks the question is in who is interest is it to gas opposition to you the most part of the answer in whose interest the question is it in our interest why and why you know because the timing of this alleged strike was after the victory of the syrian troops in goodwill. let alone the fact that we don't have chemical weapons anyway and let the other folks that we're not going to use it against old people because the but the new theory was about winning the heart of the civilians this is the main but and we want it so how can you use chemical weapons against civilians that you want them to have to be supportive to the first second if you want to use it listen for that you have it in want to use it do you use it after you finish the battle or before or
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during its particular second if you go to that area it was very clear and by all means by factions in by civilians we never use such armaments or weapons in that area are going to harm everyone something that didn't happen and if you go to that area and you ask the civilians there was no chemical attack me or anyone. even the western. unionists who windier after. google was liberated this is we are the people we need we didn't see any chemical attack it was inert it was just pretext in order to our taxi. well. it means being a pretext but we have we down have proof that you know even media rumors on twitter few videos of confusing videos of showing allegedly the aftermath of an attack is enough to justify for the united states its allies launching cruise missiles at
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syria what if conveniently there is another attack. alleged attack could there be a lot more missiles aimed at syria of course it could because when the united states trample. over the international law. on a daily basis in different areas for different reasons any country in the world could have such an attack what the legal be with of this type of vehicle with their aircraft with. the so-called antiterrorist alliance that support the terrorists actually what the legal before that a life nothing what they look at before the attack in yemen against all the border with pakistan etc there's nobody could be so as long as you don't have. an international law that could be obeyed by your thief and it's popular in the west there's no guarantee that it won't happen that happened
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a few weeks ago and that happened last year in. two thousand and seventeen and that could happen in effect if we would but the response from promised was going to be extreme and severe words early on the response that we saw the strike that we saw after the latest alleged chemical attack was seemed to be much more symbolic much smaller in scope and it was inexplicably get dealing. when trump promised the attack and when it came why was there a delay did it have something perhaps to do with the russians. it has to speak as we as we thought with the first one the told thought of it all belong. in the public opinion round the world and in the with didn't buy the story but they couldn't with a draw so they had to do something even on a smaller scale the second issue related to the russian pull the position that i'm
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as you know that russian announce publicly that they are going to destroy the basis that it's going to be used to launch. our information we don't have evidence we only have information and both informations are credible information but they were thinking about comprehensive attack all over syria and that's why the threat. pushed the west to make it on much smaller scale. with regards to the united states relation to would you president trump has called you quote animal asset do have a nickname for the u.s. president. this is not my language so i cannot through a similar language this is his language it would prevent him thing there's a very. no in principle that what you see is what you are three wanted to prevent or to be with that in any way. you didn't move anything in
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this kind of language who did anything. for anyone the only thing that moves you if what people that you trust people who are liberal headed people who are thoughtful people or moral or ethical that would move anything inside you with a positive or negative somebody like we move nothing for but with regard to the united states presence here and this is an interesting thing you know came up a. while ago there are now in syria forces from five nuclear powers five nuclear powers directly gauged in military operations in syria bede boots on the ground or strikes some of those countries are on different sides how serious is this civil war still the words of
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a civil war has been used widely seen the beginning of the conflict in syria even by our friend by our allies by mistake without understanding of the content of this meaning syria a syrian civil war. means they are sectarian lines based on if the cities or sixth or religion or maybe political opinion or political currently see something we did something we don't use syria in reality. in the area controlled by the government which is not the majority or fear you have all these diversities. all these diversity through the word of it all is not according to what we have actually from the very beginning most in reef syrians and foreigners being paid by the with. in order to topple the government this is the reality of the myriad view the very stark reality everything else is just masks to cover the real intention of
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talking about political differences moderate peaceful. we don't have civil war in syria if we had civil or thought for seven years we should have been divided by now you cannot have one country united country united the society if not geographically because now all of the united states operates in the opposite without that we should have it divided so should go both deal with different spectrum of this in a society and you can answer that question in the same way i'm assuming but with regards to potential escalation there are proxy forces from all these five nuclear powers as well as their own forces gauge in syria but you was the president again must have information how close we come during the civil war during this war to an escalation between these nuclear powers in reality we were close to have
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derek conflict between the russian forces and the american forces. fortunately it was it has been avoided. not by the wisdom of the american leadership by the wisdom of the russian leadership because this is not in the interest of anyone. anyone in this word and first of all the syrian to have this conflict we need to rush and support but we need at the same time to avoid the american. in order to be able to destroy it to stabilize our country and just briefly one last question the closer we get to the end is the danger of an escalation in your estimation is the decreasing or is it on the other hand increasing the very being the more we get closer to the in the more they want to make it father what does it mean the more stability you have the more escalation
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we'll have the more conservation you have in one area the more. killing and destruction and trying to capture more areas by that oath. without this why within the conciliation when you thought that the considerations in many area the other factions in the same area tried to support it because they have the orders from the outside not to go toward energy conservation of course the you have the orders with the pocket of money. so you know what to say is that is correct but the more ice conditions we have the more determined we'll be to solve the problem because you don't have any other choice other you have country or you don't have country. as the president thank you very much for giving us so much of your time. we wish you the syrian people who are the best and
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a swift conclusion to this to this awful conflict thank you thank you for coming to see. italy's recent elections again demonstrate to me a liberal agenda is under continued pressure even under threat we use this grand historic project going how should we understand the italian elections the german elections and regs it will be. twenty eighteen coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers of also but there was one more question and by the way was going to be our coach. guys i know you are nervous he's a huge star and the huge amount of pressure you have to the center of the football with you and all the great. you are the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need you to get going let's go.
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hard to get exclusive access into a meeting between russia's foreign minister and the north korean leader our correspondent was the only international reporter allowed into kim's palace. plus italy's the two main euro skeptics party strike a last minute deal to form a coalition government avoiding the need for a new election. and the us imposes have to tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from the e.u. and other allies despite threats of retaliation. they're broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our national and sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us now the north korean leader has
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hosted a meeting with russia's foreign minister in pyongyang kim jong un and sergey lavrov agreed to boost ties between their countries and hold a further high level talks later in the year or to gain exclusive access to kim's palace and our correspondent. was the only international correspondent there. well i spent an hour and a half scammed john policy and can yank with my camera without being told what to do so journalists so we're going to be allowed there but then suddenly at the last moment we got a tip from these foreign ministry officials that i can take my camera and come it was a long journey we're following a black mercedes along the streets of being angry and then we realized that we ended up in a completely deserted area where there were no cars on the streets or people and then i saw this big palace and we seemed to get into the palace through some kind of vaga door gates and only then i was able to realize that this is the actual
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villa and kim was waiting behind the wooden door as sergey lavrov arrived and a few moments and all kinds of interactions between the russian foreign minister and the north korean leader there are of course precious to watch i just want to share one of the moments with you. it's a good tune in pyongyang isn't it he says. yes it's my third time and i must say paul nyang is only getting better again nobody around us was speaking russian or english i don't speak korean so we couldn't really understand where these people were taking us but i guess the moment when i realized that this is definitely the palace the official residence of kim jong hoon is when i saw kim sr she was trying to sneak out through the doors and i even said hello to kim sr here's what that particular moment looked like hello.
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every tiny detail at that location was really precious to watch i was fascinated to see kim john thune sitting alone on one side of the table without any aides or assist. since he was only accompanied by the translator and it was if you like seven on one talks because on the other side of the table there were seven members of the russian delegation facing him on his own and we will be showing you more of these exclusive pictures in the hours to come and on friday as well i can tell you that i had a very long day and north korea apart from this truly incredible visit to kim jong un's residence so have a look at what else i saw there. i felt these are our first stab and the democratic people's republic we have.
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so sorry labral limo just departed and we're going to follow him like. we just left the airport it was fun to catch up with the service level but we seem to be a bit far behind or on the way to the capital yet. this is a truly incredible relief for the film inside the place where most i pulled off and north korea happened just as the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is talking to his north korean counterpart behind closed doors right there. at the moment when the russian top diplomat is n.p.r. and yang is absolutely unique on the one hand the resolution of the korean peninsula places might be just
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a few steps away with the massive concessions the north and the south have both been making and even donald trump to however we understand that a wrong move can make everything collapse. so the question is why are these drugs ended up in. the russian diplomatic look it's just that it was separately in a row by mr. park during his visit to moscow. we were also told that the north koreans wanted to play him in a sack during the traditional way to check with the journalists on the plane when we serve the opera why this is happening and what to expect of the visit his answer was we'll just have to see i don't know for now. meanwhile the white house says
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a letter is now being delivered from kim jong un to donald trump it will be handled by a north korean envoy on friday the contents of the message have not been disclosed but there has been speculation that it contains details on an upcoming summit between kim and trump. meanwhile diplomats from north and south korea have just begun talks in the demilitarized zone between the two countries political analysts just of chuang believes a step by step approach is the only reasonable way to settle the crisis the negotiations process has to proceed in a reasonable rational manner in view of the demand on the part of the united states that the deed nuclearization process has to be complete very fireball and reversible is obviously a symmetry in the american dream ons and the. demands of from young
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so the russian foreign minister is that by using a kind of step by step all stage by stage kind of negotiation process which is obviously rational since it is rather difficult to work to achieve to secure a complete arrangement in one goal. a euro skeptic coalition is about to take power in italy after a months long political crisis former law professor just said because they will be sworn in as prime minister on friday along with his new cabinet members but salvini and luigi. the two coalition leaders will head the interior and labor ministers respectively and paolo will serve as the e.u. affairs minister that's after the president rejected his nomination as finance minister for being too euro skeptic parties dubinsky has more of the story. well
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italian politics seems to have gone full circle in the last few days what we know now is that just said because the man that the five star movement and the likud wanted to be italy's next prime minister has now taken the helm yet again we understand that he has put up his list of ministers they have been approved by the italian president and those ministers are due to be sworn in to government to for that government on friday at four pm local time well of course you may remember that you said because they had originally given the that mandate to form the government just a few days ago after his choice of a quantum in minister had been denied by the italian president the italian president thinking that eighty one year old pylos of honor was in fact to euro skeptic and had feared that he could pose a problem for the single currency and italy's position in the single currency over
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the next few years he then gave the reins the mantle to a man called carlo quarterly a color quarterly was due to form his own government which was much to the anger in new ration of the five star movement and the league but he decided on thursday that he would give that mandate saying that he felt a political government was by far the best solution for italy well so it seems that that full circle has happened and who is going to be economy minister well it's going to be another professor giovanni three year who is a professor in rome now it will be interesting to see how the markets react to that decision given the fact that the idea of these two parties forming a coalition had literally scared the living daylights out of the markets over the last few days now italy isn't the only country that seen some political turmoil of late let's turn our attentions now to spain where we. i know that the spanish prime
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minister is facing losing his job that's being debated now this is a motion of no confidence that was put forward by the main opposition socialist party they've actually decided that they would like to instead of our highly put their own the day in his place that debate is due to continue until early on friday morning when they will vote on whether or not to allow rai to remain the spanish prime minister there is a lot of unsettled. thinking going on a lot of unsettled feeling in the european union and you know what i think is consistently missing is a deep conversation while there is so much discontent i think is a very strong tendency to want to point fingers but there is very little tendency to have profound discussions about how do you know gone wrong in what point do
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they have to stop and ask questions about this you know and ask questions about well how much he needs to carry to this very precious thing we go to mars. u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum will take effect in a few hours' time they were applied to imports from the e.u. as well as canada and mexico our correspondent in london and washington gave us the latest reaction from both sides of the atlantic. the tariffs will reportedly threatened seven point four billion dollars worth of european exports to the u.s. and what's interesting about this is that wilbur ross u.s. secretary for commerce maybe announcement just hours after meeting with the french finance minister where they apparently discussed the matter amicably but the domestic reactions have been mixed establishment democrats and republicans strongly oppose the move but trade unions in the u.s. applauded terms move but in his announcement draws downplayed the terror at
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providing at least some assurance that they won't negatively affect relations with the e.u. there is. room. reversion you're reverdy will get over the course we'll look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision and the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion euros worth of european exports to the us understandably there's a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the automobile industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the case because they are the powerhouse of course of the of that sector now the president of the european commission john claude juncker he has called this decision
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a horrible day for trade disputes but. for. complete except that it come to push you to look for measures when it comes to. the critics. has also put the matter to the world trade organization because they are responsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before will they have reacted to the news the german far. minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the french president emanuel micron has also slammed the decision you can never ask good and i think what it is the key people want you and honest and all you can. do the people the men you know if you don't the office on this you need some economic you can answer this you need to be good to me given that again we've previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps
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with its own twenty five percent terrorists on various produce including motorcycles jeans cigarettes cranberry juice and peanut butter again. so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid process the fact that we have to do this but we have to do it we will now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on levis blue jeans and bore but we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter measures are enforced well he's already threatened to respond to any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on cars produced by european auto makers so you can see there's a huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether the can forget forgive and indeed live with these new measures. wall street analyst michael hudson
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believes that the u.s. could actually suffer more than europe from these tariffs. done by putting the tariffs on aluminum and steel is to raise the price of aluminum and steel to americans they've already jumped about twenty five percent over supply is going to be sold to europeans and asians so that their manufacturing can buy lumen them and steal more cheaply to make menu that should goods much lower cost than american manufacturers can do so trump has given europe and asia an opportunity to undersell american manufacturers of tim aware of anything industrial. european court of human rights has ruled that lithuania and romania took part in an illegal cia torture program the ruling relates to the secret detention and interrogation of two terror suspects the countries have been ordered to pay the men
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one hundred thousand euros each in compensation one of the suspects was according to the cia a key al qaeda figure but no charges were brought against him he was water boarded eighty three times and claims to have lost his left eye while being tortured the other detainee led as gulf region operations this according to the cia both men are now being held at guantanamo bay prison the court hearings revealed the conditions under which the two suspects were kept. there had been held in these facilities and the domestic authorities had been aware that the cia would subject them to treatment contrary to the convention now what we have heard is a little bit about the conditions in which they were kept in lithuanian site with getting a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this hearing now it prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times as
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a beta gave an account of what was done to him while he was in detention must warn viewers that this clip comes a company with some of the bed his own sketches that have been released as part of a freedom of information request some viewers may find them disturbing they unchained my hands from the bars and chained them with short chains to the chains that were around my legs which kept me in a bowing position at all times they brutally dragged me to the cement wall he started brutally banging my head in my back against the wall i felt my back was breaking due to the intensity of the banging he started slapping my face again and again meanwhile he was yelling and then he pointed to a large black wooden box that looked like a wooden casket he says from now on this is going to be your home he violently closed the door i heard the sound of the lock i found myself in total darkness. we saw a few of them accompanying that clip just there but the sketches zubaida made well
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they really paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he was being kept the two men are currently being held in guantanamo bay now since the detention facility opened there in two thousand and two it's been open to prisoners scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the use of waterboarding he said it many times however this is something that well the rest of the world pretty much considers torture when diana marbury which by the way which by the way we are keeping open which we are keeping. and we're going to load it up was a bad dude split we're going to load it up would i feel strongly about waterboarding as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with in fact donald trump doubled down in his support for waterboarding as he promoted the woman who is in charge of the cia black sites to the top job in agency gina hospital who's well
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referred to by her detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either the torture queen or bloody gina well she took over as the new cia director earlier this month lithuania says it may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prisoner beg. the reality is that these are war crimes and he was prosecuted for this and nobody will because it did not matter how many accomplices and it's important that were involved that states in the cia send talks report torture report there are one hundred nine hundred eighty six mention so imagine the lawsuits that would one after the other come and be filed against us they don't have to prosecute the entire bush administration and beyond and of course that's probably not going to be possible there's a series here you've got. four presidents essentially that are all ruled america run america what's the torture program as either gone or gone on or has been
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allowed to get away with it and because there's no prosecutions the new president can come along and say i believe torture works a lot more waterboarding is a great thing because there is not precedent if it is in prosecuted for the crime that it is a war crime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine if that somebody from sub-saharan africa said that we we also was against american citizens we. all were doing that there is activities in our country imagine what would happen if they said that and indorsed walker. journalists have criticised of ukrainian authorities for faking the assassination of a russian reporter in kiev bob jangle the journalist in question has responded to one critical article in the british media that claimed the fake murder did more harm than good using offensive language bob change go told the guardian newspaper to mind his own business he also said a u.k.
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passport would be nice if people in the country wanted to really help them meanwhile international media and security watchdogs have described the stunt as deplorable and regrettable. the staged murder of journalists are kinds of bumps in could by the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reports may be a great relief it is deeply regrettable the crane's authorities have played with the truth no matter what the motive relieved that. he was alive i deplore the decision to spread false information on the life of a journalist it is the duty of the state to provide correct information to the public of the story began when ukrainian authorities claimed that they had found bob go with gunshot wounds at his flat in the capital they said he had died on his way to the hospital however less than twenty four hours later it was revealed the murder had been staged the ukrainian security forces claimed they did it in order to foil an actual russian plot to kill the journalist artie's down
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a quarter reports on the fallout from the controversial case. when a russian journalist was pronounced murdered in the ukrainian capital it didn't take long for the ceremonial finger pointing at russia to begin he was only working on things that were critical and investigative of russia and of the russian government as well he said there was nothing that was critical of ukrainians of course that network and its boss placing the blame on the kremlin and on russia journalist known political leanings have led some to point the finger in one direction it was a calculated deliberate international terrorist crime committed on the direct instruction of the russian authorities who can blame them when the story has all the perfect ingredients the russian totalitarian machine putin's regime going after the kremlin critic except the guy turned up alive and well a magic in everyone's confusion what on earth is showing on the thread all these developments in just the last hour or so i know left us absolutely gobsmacked when
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a second so what the heck actually have been here russia said it was relieved that are alive but also fiore us and understandably so after being falsely accused of murder questions of life and death in ukraine as well as the international community's trust in its politics are not thing more than a bargaining chip for the kids regime to stir up on t.v. russian hysteria fellow journalists were outraged too when a state says a prominent journalist who had received threats was murdered i think the media have to report it but with the fake news in ukraine have reduced all of our credibility trump would be proud had learned not to trust ukrainian authorities on. but it's human something like this fishel confirmation was solid apologies it's on wikipedia is most notable fake death so what gives all the murder was staged by the ukrainian secret service to foil an alleged kremlin plot they say they did it secretly not
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even his wife knew imagine what the poor woman one thing. but one ukrainian lawmaker thinks this is ok because sherlock holmes successfully used the method of staging his own death to effectively investigate difficult and complicated crimes well if it happened in fiction must be good in real life too whether ukraine will produce evidence that there was ever a russian plot in the first place remains to be seen but after a stunt like this it's hard to imagine many will take anything he says at face value last year when someone manipulates information they deceive they were audience it is clear that they are deceiving their own citizens for us the actions of the cranium authorities are absolutely unacceptable and the free media have suffered most from this i can't comment on what they did or didn't do i don't know the exact circumstances but i do know that his participates in a big circus a masquerade which is of course a big problem for him and for the credibility of journalist i'm not a judge or
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a policeman only the facts interest me and this case is clearly showing the manipulation of information journalist death took center stage and unfortunately journalist deaths are a reality for the international federation of journalists we represent six hundred thousand people worldwide and twice every week or news of journalists being killed . all right that does it for male be back with headlines at the top the hour you are watching or to international glad to have you with.
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italy's recent elections again demonstrate the e.u.'s neal liberal agenda is under continued pressure even under threat where is his grand historic project going how should we understand the italian elections the german elections and gregg's it in politics. bradford fire diplomacy the u.s. and north korea are still trying to hammer out even the most basic parameters of the proposed two hundred twelve meeting in singapore is this any way to run a summit that's where we'll start on this edition of. the politicking on larry king this week an aide to the north korean president arrived in the united states for talks aimed at salvaging the summit between kim
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jong un and donald trump a summit that originally from was to rid north korea of its nuclear weapons program but which has since been canceled rescheduled and now exists somewhere between maybe and probable. with so little time left before the meeting in singapore can both sides come to an agreement and salvage what could be a historic summit let's talk about that with joel rubin who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs in the obama administration and he's proud. strategy group he joins us from the nation's capital until according to u.s. intelligence reports the u.s. community has concluded that most korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon where we stand on the summit where it's great to be with you and nobody really knows where we stand with the summit queerly there ongoing preparations for the possibility of
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a summit but the current moment says no summit and the president seems to be very concerned that he's not going to get clear outcomes from a summit that he could then bring back home and say well look i have achieved tangible results and that wouldn't be a surprise the united states and north korea have had decades of diplomacy in fits and starts has been very difficult but the president has sort of jumped into this quickly without a real plan and we're seeing the hazards of that approach right now before our eyes the intel community has reportedly cautioned the white house that a more realistic objective would be convincing kim to walk back recent progress on the country's nuclear weapons program what do you expect. that's right kim has in many ways the upper hand in these negotiations he has a nuclear arsenal he has the methods in the means to deliver warheads and has tested missiles that could carry such warheads to japan to south korea potentially
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to the united states so to get him to give those up to dismantle them verifiably that's a very tall order it's not going to happen in one single meeting and it's not going to come at a keep price either so the question for united states is what are we in our eyes willing to give at the table what kinds of security guarantees weight will we maybe potentially offer is there an economic incentive package that he wants he may not even want that so there's a lot of discussion i don't believe we should judge this summit on whether or not everything is resolved at once but we should judgment about whether it's a serious process that's beginning if this summit does take place this will take time. far with north korea so what's your assessment of the handling so far the go she ations with north korea it is a plus so far. it is a plus sort of and i caution that because president trump really needs to make sure
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that he doesn't walk into a summit where he then walks out of it and there's no follow on and there's no diplomatic next day that could be a disaster so he's heading the united states into a diplomatic process which is something that i hear on this show with you we've discussed this i am a strong advocate for a diplomatic route here because there is no military option and we don't want to have north korea threatening its neighbors or so it's good that the president is doing this but he needs to make sure that he lays in motion a plan and a process for the the people who do these kinds of negotiations to really dig into the weeds the danger the risk here is that he will come out of the summit was some . and of general if it does take place with some kind of general agreement of principles with kim and the devil is really in the details when it comes to nuclear weapons we need to have our experts engaging thoroughly with north korea to really
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have confidence that they will give up their nuclear program in a way that is creating a more peaceful east asia i know the president pretty well he does not like details he likes the overall so he's going to want to say if there is a summit we come back great look what they whatever they gave us they're going to not produce anything for a week right look at this who who wins. if he doesn't interest if he's not interested in details and there's not they want to have details before the summit where is all this going well i think the president has established he's willing to take risks that he's willing to throw a curve ball pitches to affect a change of behavior but that that approach has to be calibrated if there's a way to keep that mentality in this summit if it does take place again always couched in that way but if he's able to keep that mentality to say i'm willing to sign up to principles but we're not done and we have to send our people to discuss
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this further that will be an effective outcome in a way he's reverse engineering the diplomacy right now typically american diplomats and our intelligence support network and military support of those diplomats they engage in negotiations when it comes to arms control at a working level lower level they build the plans together they know that the principals the president support it but they they tend to want to deliver a package so that the president can sign off on it and get the glory well this is in reverse now and now the president has put himself on the spot how is he going to turn this around reverse engineer handed off to his experts and still maintain a foot in the game so that he can claim victory at the appropriate time kim jong un it's already a victory and he's put it on the world stage. for many critics of diplomacy this is their nightmare scenario where kim and president trump would be sitting across from
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each other as equals kim has developed a nuclear program he's advanced it without real control where where saying sions and other kinds of pressure of not stop that program so for him this would be a vindication of his leadership it may potentially though give him an opportunity to make concessions that we could live with too but yes certainly for kim he really is setting the table on this diplomacy as well as the south korean president moon who has been masterful at pulling together these two very mercurial leaders to get to this point or our allies saying well right now south korea's a big advocate for this process they do want to see a diplomatic program take hold between the u.s. and north korea because if there's no diplomacy and there's military action south korea loses japan is much more skeptical much more concerned china of course in the in the background we are trying to continually push and nudge it's very interesting though to see how the u.s. and china on our broader relationship how that will impact these negotiations so
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we're going to have to handle this not just us in north korea but as you point out u.s. and our allies our allies aren't going to be comfortable with an outcome that leaves a strong nuclear program in kim's hands and the u.s. pulling back that will be very dangerous for our allies they're going to put pressure on us to get more at the table. finally what you got we got to have a summit on june twelfth. my gut is that we will have a summit and it will be at a very high level in terms of language and my hope is that secretary of state pompei o takes control of this process and begins to really mainstream it into diplomatic programs and diplomatic negotiations with clear deliverables on the way so that we can actually have a legitimate negotiation and get real results i don't believe that the summit will produce the real results but i do think it could set the stage for diplomacy seoul as always thanks for your time today thank you larry oh there's
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a lot of attention being paid to. problems in the middle east continue to compound few reporters know the ins and outs of the complicated relationships between countries in that trouble reason and the impact policies of western countries can have on any chance of a lasting peace they're like michael ware michael z. award winning journalist who's reported for time and c.n.n. we've shared many moments on the end together he was one of the few western journalists to be live full time in iraq during that war and it's a pleasure to have him back in studio with me michael welcome aboard good i larry thanks for having me those were great days weren't they michael well you were everywhere you cried is one word for them larry but there were extraordinary days. i remember i throw to you wouldn't it be bombs always counted on a background well as always for dramatic effect as you could imagine but yes i mean i've always found that if you want to get to any sort of small scary call crum of
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the traced and you really have to get to where the truth happens foreign correspondents are unique breed and you're stand out among them ok last month during a meeting with nigeria's president donald trump said we have very much decimated isis this follows his december declaration that the us military had knocked the hell out of the islamic state you've witnessed the birth of isis or syria actions at well. over one very shallow level that statement is correct in the sense that yes we've knocked them out. where it's incorrect is and what we haven't yet done we have removed their physical state their protein nice and state that they created with i just read cobb the borders of the middle east and re drew them right there under the noses of the international community and we're still feeling the aftershocks of that we have removed that we've destroyed that however the organization it still still remains robust and as we're learning
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from a lot of the intelligence material it's being hoovered up from the former so it's prisoners who are being interrogated in iraq and elsewhere is that these gongs were prepared to go back underground they were prepared for the loss so. there is there so i become a fight that remains barrie strong and then there are all the offshoots around the world we're seeing them rise up in southeast asia certainly in sub-saharan africa and northern africa where saying an active out of no one in africa into europe and beyond so let our store underestimate the threat of the islamic law i. consider and i were always going to and you know water that i knew that we're going to just like and some of bin laden did before them now we look back now on a sound bin laden and he seems quite conservative compared to the islamic state we
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know now led by an iraqi and created by giordani and. bin ladin knew after september eleventh that the americans would come in tora organization prepared to go back underground and back into the hills and we still see them out there to die what do you do about it is going to keep following the following now that when i say fighting the far right i mean that's in the broadest sense of the word just as a sense is jihad a holy war is not strictly. does not strictly pertaining just a military action we need to fight the fight of ideas we need to fart. we need to fight the inequalities of development and these issues of local governance and all these things that are giving these people legitimate grievances not to like us perhaps by default through the governments that we support in their countries but ultimately we'll defeat rabid forms of militant islam when we can help
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foster a better solution and where it's a long generation of the isis leaders still at large wait. a year says conflicting reports and just thought we sort of found a car we battering the american war in iraq this main many reports of his death his death. was due to his death will be pursue our see the kind of impact that we saw with the founder when he was killed by the americans in june two thousand and six and the others who have succeeded him in the interim nothing it always hurts to lose a charismatic leader it always hurts to leave the to lose a very important symbolic identity but these organizations are you know hard on and are not built for loss coming from the iraqi insurgents themselves who were not islamic militants to the islamic militants in the war one of the signature things about their capacity to winds that war i have all the years does he is was it's
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ability their ability to regenerate. right after the sorry might go low right after the break mate. i'm going to ask her what their goal is more politicking after this .
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welcome back to politicking i'm talking with michael ware the award winning journalist who's reported for time and c.n.n. he's provided some of the best coverage of the war in iraq for many years he joins me here in studio or here what's their goal isis take over the world what's the goal well the ads as i stated very clearly their goal from the outset is to create this islamic caliphate and that accords to the vision that they have now. there's been two arguments in the schools of holy war about how to do this one is to attack the near enemy which is your logical governments who are propped up by the americans or somebody else the other is to attack the far enemy which is you know on and states such as on knowing eleven when they are seeing them focusing back on the need enemy. for one brief shining moment i would argue they created
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their islamic caliphate. so for them in terms of their propaganda narrative that could become a shining beacon but you know. the islamic state is going to continue and it's going to be something we're going to have to deal with and our western liberal societies are going to have our values challenged as i constantly threaten us at home and abroad as we have to come to an agreement where we will a great a compromise some of their civil liberties in return for security and the ability to strike back at these people as the effect of us leaving we are and. that's where we should've asked me that first would probably still be talking that's why didn't you. look the short answer is that we're going to know what the real full impact of tearing at the lamp is going to be for a little while yet we're already starting to see the signs one thing i can tell you it has done is help russia help russia on normal sleep. there's
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a very there i've heard many expressed within the american national security. community that in many ways you know a lot of mia putin is almost at the point where he's running the iranian guy made you know turn iranian activities on and off on using his leaves of power be it technology weapons economy. where he can turn them on or off to suit his russian benefits whether it's in regards to getting a concession from someone in europe or whether it's to further push the boundaries of our interests and weigh the exactly mate so in many ways you know from isis to iran to what's happening right now in iraq in saudi arabia and beyond all fits into this broader picture now russia dominance there let's not forget china what i think we're seeing is. a return of the wrong size of great power politics. that's and it's embodied in something like let me put in this let me pin
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you can basically sum up his foreign policy in two words stop me stop me he will keep going until we stop his he the most powerful figure in the world he's one of the magician pain down under right hand i mean he's now been working to the chinese constitution where his words and thought now power officially with that of males they don't know and unlawful enemy a person he is by the head of the party he's the president of the country and he's the head of the military all the armed forces so these are great men of history raw using and then applying power politics mean wall we have the west since world war two particularly have been there punching a why. battling for an international order governed by rules well trump says america first where that doesn't work with his trump stand in this
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i don't think trump is where he stands. i think like woold leaders around the planet and their advisors what people in the white house and selfish can be discussing a policy or considering a policy here of one minute and the president he on his side saying tweets about it making a decision without having it consulted so it's hard to divine i think it's happening on the run the foreign policy like this i like many other things and i have never met the president but i think he's going by god and boy instinct and doesn't that shake up the russians and the chinese how do you deal with this guy again it's a double edged sword that argument. because on the one argument. we have the rule of the king and he is unpredictable and no one knows what he's going to do next. his irrationality or exam predictability then becomes useful to apply all one could i do you say met with kim jong. however the other argument is that
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the international system is far bigger than just one. mad prince. or one one errant king the international order will continue so yes there may be some benefit to be gang in terms of of global leverage for the united states in capitalizing on some of the coyotes and the confusion that president trump might cause but don't forget it we're not the only players in the game the other players are counting on regardless. and their policy is a much clearer and more forthright and how sound right now who has more influence in the middle east moscow or washington but am more scum i would think. but again that's a matter of the buy about. those still wild variables but. there is a there is an american vacuum in the middle east of iran creation and there is absolutely no question russia has stepped in to fill that vacuum now how hell
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bent strategically rusher is on maintaining him norma's footprint in the middle a stunning time will tell obviously there's resources and and blue water ports in the mediterranean and also a host of other considerations for them their. part you know one thing that i've done is taken the tempest that we created in the middle east and played it to most guys advantage that and i feel. does he have more more influence right now i think he's got the momentum but institutionally over the long term you would have to argue that. you know what it strikes as a representative of the broader western hemisphere or the western world would have to have a long time with your assessment of trans national security team particularly john bolton who i know a long time and he's down the hall or he's off or call oh yeah yeah and look we
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need hawks trust me. and we shouldn't shy wife from the fact that we are in the killing business that's fison. foreign policy at its cutting edge in the age that we're now and rarely ses. is the killing business and you know that's an extension of policy as classified says but. i don't want to hawk what troubles me or gives me pause from my man so we say for the. true believers. audi logs. don't move i trouble me of any calling but i demonstrate it be they were league space i call meanest anything you can nine now what i'm concerned about is that you know essentially that this current administration by and large operates within mandarin. in terms of the stall of leadership. and yesterday's been a broader circle of of very seasoned and expert advisors around the
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president but i have a tolerance for with trish and we've seen many of them drop off but we're still left with defense secretary madness and secretary of state un ambassador. the only poor as you point of john bolton gives me is that perhaps the president is appointing someone who's going to be a nightly agreeing far too much with it my concern is in the stall of the man you're in is that having having differing views around him is not necessarily what he's looking for because you can be loyal and still have a countering point here you've covered war for years we're told has it taken on you . and the war itself one trying to get traction back here i mean you have to realize you know whatever that war whatever the purpose wherever the lies is an extraordinary human event full of hora and unimaginable things and yet such beauty
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and love because i saw it as a fighting for each other. so there's a lot to process and you're behind you didn't go home to australia though you came to the united well i did go higher my made a film which is part of market sauces which continues and will continue i mean you know i suspect it all be devolving. the daemons and the wonders of my wars to the dialogue on every all vet tells us that tells us that shakespeare tells us that. that's a privileged discipline co-sponsor and. bill begs the great journalist of the miami news said the role of a foreign correspondent sit by the side of the battle and tell you what's happening in the battle another view is the american for strong foreign cross func should be pro-american and he should view the battle from the american standpoint the russian
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for cause where you stand well. for me it's an article of. particularly a war because as an old parts of the human experience in war the journalism is hard and it's at its greatest as the stakes are so much how are you telling such extraordinary stories often for people who would have no other voice spit soldiers or or civilians. so these many times correspondent as i said now the correspondent who just my time's a pro-american law and i work for the military or they work these days for these private security firms or all media organizations and i think republican and around feeds and there's nothing wrong with that but that's not a journalist's job is to promote one law and our job is to find the story as best we can and as well as we can see it and let the chips fall where they might and you can do that from the pool or you can do it from the side of the battle or you can do it from being in a first tank that drops the first rampage and charging to the fair straight to the
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scene want to take a second action of time because they have to. there's a growing from a foreign correspondent for a.b.c. once admitted to me on c.n.n. . that the saddest moment of his life he was doing a report from vietnam. and there was a soldier behind him. dying wounded and dying. and he finished his report before helping him and he never forgot that yeah you have anything like that and. rightly order. i kept i film one of my nine s. . where an american unit i was with had shot and wounded in iraq and we all sat around for twenty or thirty minutes long enjoying rolling though i nor filmed at all. which went into well from my dad so that was. the reason i sought out examples because that's in the film and the reason that's in the film is because that's the one that was ok there was lots of
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