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i tip my clients and force them to take an action show that do you can ski. paris. maria boots and that made headlines last month after being arrested in the u.s. on charges of acting as a russian agent in addition to allegedly working on behalf of the kremlin to interfere in u.s. politics it's also been claimed she was trying to lure american money to russia r.t. america has spoken to boortz in the floor about the case the full interview will be appearing soon on its you tube channel. well i think if you read the indictment in the case she's alleged to be an agent over russia who failed to register with the attorney general and so essentially that means is they haven't charged with espionage and if you read the gages ganster know the allegations or have anything spy like about it the sense of the government is conceding that even under their own theory it should follow the piece of paper with the attorney general's office at the beginning of her trip to america everything she did was
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legal and so my point is this is more of a registration type crime than a crime and yet the media and the government some extent are treating it like an espionage crime. well i mean i think that allegation was particularly damaging to maria because it makes it more like a spy novel and frankly easier for the public to digest and so editors and producers like those kind of allegations because it seems like this is more like the red sparrow that was an allegation that was set forth in a proffer by the government meaning they did not produce evidence to back up that allegation at the time we're still waiting to see that and we're not sure it exists or it exists in any meaningful form in the interim it's very hard to see your client dragged through the mud like this which is why i've been trying to push back on that. south african comedian in the presenter of the daily show trevor noah has talked to the top of the american t.v. personalities chart it's based on popularity on social media platforms and
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television and it seems he has global appeal as well but for some his jokes have too often crossed the line. woman of every race can be beautiful and i know some of you are sitting there not going but i've never seen a beautiful aborigine but you know what you say you say you that's to say yes because you haven't seen all of the right plus it's not always about looks maybe aborigine women do special things like jump on top of your. partner what works for girls want the world cup for the world well. i mean look i get it i get it they have to say it's the french team but look at those guys they were good you don't get that ten by hanging out in the south of
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france my friends. were. caught. dancing. how bad the stance is. but it wasn't it was the police this is the miners and they wanted money and it was a sad situation no one really knows what happened but everyone has an opinion i like this that last joke has provoked a new wave of outrage on social media though it's been years since it was first cracked it's about the two thousand and twelve american the massacre when police in south africa killed dozens of people during a minor strike someone twitter slammed him for using such provocative humor to build his career my colleague you know neil asked comedian jon left o'donnell and legal and media analyst lionel if there should be self-centered ship and commune in comedy. comedy today is being infiltrated with these croyde ian
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screw ups these demented twisted angry sexually backwater we're forty and nightmare these these these pair of files who think it's funny to shock and to say something and whatever they say we're supposed to accept the reality is once we start letting these kind of p.c. monsters come into place and having like you know people decide what is you know what is tolerable and what is good we do cross a mess that we do cross a dangerous line and if somebody does a comedian does want to of their own volition apologize for a bit i think that that is ok like he did apologize for this the bit about saying you know aboriginal people are attractive. it's to me everything is valid in terms of whether you call it humor or pekin commentary if you don't like it turn it off but a rule might be don't you'll go bad something called a mass occur just say i mean i don't know if there's any rules but i stay away from
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master curry humor who decides who gets away with what who gets to say you could say it you could say it right that your if you were but you can't that's what bothers me we have to go back to the maracana in the way trevor joked about it let's again listen to a short clip why didn't i use rubber burning so i didn't use i'd say yes because those things don't work anymore. these are the whole and they couldn't control people so that's when i mean those guys had weapons plus i guess is a waste of time which strikers have ended because of to guess that all men use that as comedians as creative people we're coming up with a lot of content we're throwing a lot of things out there sure if we say something that's you know that's really inflammatory and you know there can be a backlash and that's something that we have to we have to deal with right or wrong and let's also remember this is trevor no one ok about it so get crazy but if he did made there's jokes about palestinian riots for our prize ings with israeli
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soldiers. no no no no no so there's no applicability to humor across the board it's all what's in and what's not black lives matter sacrosanct the massacre that that's what it all went toward not oh yes is there a point there that maybe bravery is being lost in company a little bit the easy targets are being joked depart when it comes to liberal versus conservative liberal . comics tend to you know go done the side of conservatives with the trouble ministration it's sort of sort of easy for you know mainstream liberal comedians to you know go after the ministration. the republican party that's the kind of we'll have a house where they feel you know comfortable i got a lot of these shows would probably be considerably you know would would be happy if there was a hillary clinton presidency but they would have less fodder to go after you know if you're in the right group and the right person the sky's the limit if you're not
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republican trump supporter perceived to be right wing whatever you get no tolerance and no exercise of the free liberty of free speech that simple facebook has taken down accounts first spec's might be trying to sway the upcoming midterm elections in the u.s. the details after the break. on this edition of crossfire we consider one question is donald trump's america first policy in contradiction to the washington consensus idea of american exceptionalism the answer this question will likely define trump's presidency and change the world . russia is one of the countries that most buy capacity in all the very high population does that mean russia does need to be concerned about sustainability i
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would say yes absolutely you aren't as lucky situation where you have a lot of farm per person so to say you know you have a lot of wealth ecological wealth and but the word is very scarce so that's a huge economic advantage as well and saying wow this is an amazing farm let's look after it well because that's our ad said that a major loss to live well in the long run. welcome back with the u.s. mid-term elections on the horizon the specter of alleged russian meddling has once again reappeared facebook has removed accounts which it believes were being used to possibly influence the outcome of the vote and the media has been quick to blame
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russia samir khan looks at the evidence or rather that its absence. thirty two accounts were deleted to face the arms race presented by quote well funded adversaries with the apparent goal of amplifying already existing conspiratorial narratives the mainstream media it's playing not an ounce of creativity went on to blame the usual suspect brush and actors continue to try to disrupt meddle infiltrate the u.s. political debate if not the elections themselves well russia is interfering there continuing to interfere russia has been mentioned as the likely source of this interference in attempts russians and other nation states absolutely are attempting to manipulate us but on what basis the report didn't find russia or russian entities or russian linked entities responsible facebook reiterated several times that they were unable to identify the culprit and even admitted that they quote may never be able to identify the source we're still in the very early stages of our
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investigation and don't have all the facts including who may be behind this democratic house minority leader nancy pelosi even demanded that facebook briefed congress on these critical developments which she took as confirmation of the intelligence community's russian interference claims the latest announcement confirms the longstanding findings of the u.s. intelligence community and national security experts that's russia is actively utilizing social media in a car donated effort to sow discord among the american people and undermine our democracy but where those thirty two accounts influential enough to undermine american democracy in fact most of the spot of materials had zero to ten followers and in the scope of about fourteen months ran one hundred fifty ads for approximately eleven thousand dollars if someone is against the u.s. immigration policy which some of these anti ice accounts apparently were maybe they would like to conceal their identity maybe they're afraid of us authorities it's a strange thing are we allowed to be private think you are going to be live in the
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us without people assuming that somehow there are some. unhand meddling in things it's very strange but the real question is what does it mean that someone is trying to sow divisions among americans are we not allowed to disagree with each other on a fundamental issues like immigration and other things i looked at some of the pages and some of them were sort of pro-feminist women shouldn't have to cook for their for their man i mean how is this supposed to is the russian effort to sort of visions americans have always disagreed that's the nature of society of a free society you disagree about the so these people i think the mentality is not like north korea or something it's very bizarre. the state capitol of texas may have to rethink its name a report by the equality office in austin suggest taking a closer look because the city's named after a supporter of slavery it's long been a sensitive issue in a city that's considered to be among the most liberal in the united states.
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austin's equity office reviewed all public property to see whether it has any ties to the confederacy and they came up with a list of street names and monuments that should be perhaps changed or removed although renaming the city is not likely to happen anytime soon as the issue has been assigned medium priority now the controversy here lies with the city's name
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sic steven austin the father of texas was secretary of state of the new republic in the one nine hundred century but he was a prominent slavery advocate and even infamously said that the man who emancipated emancipated excuse me slaves would turn into a menace he had slaves as domestic servants as well back to today though naming the city after the state founder is common sense says media relations consultant and austin resident john griffin. we've got this push in texas to try to you know be careful not to withstand anybody but texas is offensive because liberty's offensive but the fact that texas is named that its capital city is named for the person that started the colony in texas that became the state that's common sense the city council here in austin has made a few a few very bad decisions like banning it so the city council would rather waste taxpayer money on frivolous ideas like this then actually doing real work.
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than bob way awaits the result of its first election since long time leader robert mugabe was ousted opposition supporters have gathered outside the electoral commission headquarters and quickly became agitated. so far only partial results have been released but the ruling is on opiah party is on course for a majority that puts incumbent president emerson long god was on course to stay in power it's fear that could lead to unrest despite a high turnout there widespread widespread claims of vote rigging observers have criticised the delay in declaring the final results and will give a further assessment later today the presidential election result isn't yet declared but the main opposition party has already declared its candidate as the
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winner these are live pictures from city hall with it for what to do for monday's elections are the first since robert mugabe it was ousted after almost forty years and they drew millions to the polling stations what they turn up thought to be around seventy five percent. that's a wrap up of the day's top headlines for now but in the meantime you can always find us on all of your favorite social media platforms for up to the minute reports thanks for tuning in. most of the people you know this month it's very it's about the moment. we were in the film this is the all day experience is all of this the school must live
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the growth that's in. and the psyche you would not that's not. what holds you should. put themselves. on the lawn can be good except the reject. so when you want to be president or injury or some want to be brits. that's it like to be for us this is what before three in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of my. question.
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i'm after you were going underground on the day britain's biggest manufacturing employer the defacto taxpayer funded be a systems report financial results bolstered by lucrative contracts with those bombing yemen in the world's worst humanitarian crisis coming up in the show i'm talking about the budget tax and tribal bombing villages with nuclear armed prime minister imran khan shoot down nato nations drones flying over his country we investigate the future of a china back to pakistan with former minister of state and chairman of the pakistan border investment nyima zamindar and on the day other succeeds a year's worth of its resources in the shortest period of time in history we speak to the president of the global footprint network about this work in a go about the biggest liberal ponzi scheme in this solar system from the church headlines this is a promised to slander of milk and honey but to return the land of turning to food gold is a ball coming up in today's going underground but first i will britain respond to the political victory of pakistani cricketing legend imran khan good today's
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financial results from the u.k. is being systems provide a clue. drama she's one of the most advanced projects with. special capabilities. britain has been supplying intelligence from for r e f bases in yorkshire cambridge and lincolnshire and northamptonshire to facilitate drone strikes on khan's country according to amnesty international the usa says german strikes are vital tool in its fight against the taliban and al qaeda in the pakistan tribal areas for joining us gonna start it considers them a reliable and precise method. for targeting and killing insurgents. when an. actor he. has a good amnesty has long been asking for a public inquiry into british involvement in the u.s.a.'s drone assassination
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program in pakistan and it's something a prime minister imran khan would look set to show interest in killing people by these drones basically sitting on a screen and eliminating people. dehumanizing them treating them. as if you know from some other planet not giving them basic right of proving their innocence i mean it violates all norms of justice imran khan is even threatened to shoot down the drones of nato nations and while the u.k. aided drone assassinations to raise amaze former leader david cameron blamed pakistan we want to see a strong and stable and a democratic pakistan but we cannot tolerate. any sense the idea that this country is allowed to look both ways and is able in any way to promote the export of terror while u.k. tory politicians blame the two hundred million strong nuclear armed nation of
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pakistan for promoting terror pakistan has allied itself with russia but as we have to look at now should you go to see if we can stand them you know it's working for . that is a plus this year you know it's that used during the last two years. engagement the district level has been of great value to us and we value this pollution shit very deeply it's not just we are in bricks that pakistan is militarily allied to it's also the sea communist china the increasingly tough talk by the trumpet ministration to pakistan seems to have pushed pakistan to concede more to china according to the latest information china is likely to bear a joint near those. an f. or space ad savant in pakistan felicity the order has been touted as second mickey being in a foreign country after the birth it has supported so how close were pakistan's ties to china and russia b. what now for pakistan ruled by human cohen joining me is
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a former pakistani minister of state name some into name thanks so much for joining us from san francisco how closely tied to brics will the future of pakistan be under iran can or perhaps any prime minister i believe that the diaries will be close and will be growing closer because i'm just not sure graphical proximity and opportunity especially with seabeck right with china be. and you know what the largest economic opportunities of our time economy is going to grew from twelve trillion dollars to forty trillion dollars over the next twenty five years is a massive growth opportunity to sort of plug into and be a part of so i there's no two ways about it that this is one of the big economic opportunities for pakistan yack speaking to you from britain we're talking about managing decline arguably post bricks at least that's what the remain is a saying but you mention chinese and a bit like imran khan yourself imran khan mentioned china seven times in the
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context of lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty which of course has occurred under the government of the communist party in beijing. it has to be the clear driving better that's the reason why i came to guard because i clearly pakistan is a country with a lot of potential and there's no reason why the us you know we're twenty percent or more of your population is below the poverty line that has to change and we're going to live these people are about it and we have great economic potential we have all the resources it's just been bad management over the years lot of challenges you know many wars on our borders and with you know with our neighbors and we are now ready for change we are ready for prosperity through brady for. a country where which which realizes its potential so see this is perspective a finance minister talked about as being it as i do ma says when you were a minister and when you were in the trade department eight billion dollars fled to
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dubai. things are going or be wrong in budgets for that may be true but there was a you know invest you know it takes a long time for a country to get its credibility right for many years the whole war in afghanistan it was affected by bucks on as badly by you know incidences of terrorism and we were probably the biggest we were huge. six or sixty thousand people lost lives in pakistan right so it took many years to clear that out to make pakistan a safe place and it's happened now is much safer is safer than the united states for that matter right. in terms of violent deaths so we've done the hard work moving towards a peaceful environment and i think iran's job will be to to make sure that we and we are able to and he said it clearly that he wants to have peace with its neighbors it is important or before this new party run cons came about britain
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which presumably wants to benefit from this growth that you have five percent apparently now it blamed pakistan for promoting terror we have david cameron to resume it maes old boss saying that and obviously britain has been providing intelligence on bombing your country how well will britain be placed in this future of yours we've been part of the commonwealth. we have a long history with with british and and close ties with it so we don't you know we really want to focus on building a country right and creating prosperity for our people and trade is going to be important we want investment from britain lot of you know britain is a very large a buck a sunday sport of there and what. we think the biggest opportunity for us is to tap into our diaspora that a man million people of bucks on a region outside of pakistan that's a massive market option generally and many of them have done really really well so
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not only do they bring top. but i also know how to be able to do grow this economy in the new digital age i should say america and said something like that to me when i interviewed him but he also said in the same breath that britain shouldn't be involved in the drone killing of people in pakistan do you think imran khan will make britain's involvement in the drone campaign in pakistan an issue in terms of any traitors like an exit for us or pakistan making sure that we have a country which is at peace with the self and its neighbors is extremely important and whatever it takes to make that happen is what iran can we should do right is make sure the backside is a safe place. and. i think that's what his focus is going to be you can't keep bombing people right and think that they will turn into peaceful people it just. i'm a person who clearly believes that we need to be able to negotiate we need to find a settlement and solve the problem rather than you know squash it being
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a systems is one of britain's biggest companies you're saying britain could make more money using its diaspora trading with pakistan than building weapons to use against pakistan. absolutely not pakistan it has a g.d.p. of about three hundred billion dollars i'm sure that all the next twenty years you can record ruble it is very easy to object to the country with a very low base you know. we are the fifth largest country in the world it does the barclay should but we have what is your point three percent of the global g.d.p. share which is a bare a very small starting from bay low point and and it's very easy to now build upon it but it has to be said nato nation media are saying and i suppose it's your legacy is being in senior positions there in the government it's a basket case economy and brics nation media are all talking about the possibility of new trade ties and and link ups in the business world where why the mismatch i
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don't think there's a mismatch i think we being a basket case it just takes a long time to really you know get your act together things started improving quite a bit over the last few years you're moving in the right trajectory our growth rate over the last or the last five years has gone up from three percent to five point eight percent so the momentum is in the right direction which is due to build upon it people know already some analysts know that the i.m.f. can be problematic what do you make of the rumors that imran khan could take a twelve million dollar bailout presumably he would say it people like you that is the problem which is why he needs the bail or. what do you think of that i think there's a lot at stake and we do need a bailout we do need to do to find a solution and we need to make sure that we have the right negotiating position and therefore creating as many options is important to be able to negotiate effectively and because you know once we get a bill out we little bit of risk
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a room right we can grow there's a lot of investment willing to come to boston last year we did less than three billion dollars of f.d.r. coming to baucus on i think that number can go to ten fifteen billion dollars or the next two years the russians of. still aggressively bugs are they've invested in the largest telecom company the chinese a very large investors in the line of and a chinese investors entering in pakistan at this point so that the potential is phenomenal to get a bit of that but you know the sheer rusher in china when they invest in pakistan they don't tell you to privatizing our entire economy which the i.m.f. historically has done so if you're in the government benefit me who knows you may be selected this week. what would you be advising look east look west or just be careful all around look everywhere right work with everyone eat to work with the world to create a more prosperous pakistan that should be a clear focus the east and the brics ugly you know far more light at this point
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there's a strong interest and they're willing to look beyond you know the headline around terrorism and all the stuff and they see the potential and they look beyond the risk the scene the change happen on the ground and potential foreign minister thank you. thank you after the break if everyone lived like you how many earths would we need to sustain life we speak to the global footprint network about why the first of all just is a dark day for humanity and from the stories headlines we're trying to trillion people in yemen at risk of death and starvation watch the world turning a blind on the simple coming up a block to a going underground. some people complain. not.
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