a series of bomb threats against top political and media figures continues for a second day in the us that is president trump and the american media all argue over who's to blame for the state of disarray a very big part of the anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and in accurate reporting of the mainstream media that i refer to as free.
roam refuses to budge on is a budget plan despite brussels demanding changes deputy prime minister luigi demaio says he knows why the e.u. isn't happy. this is the first time in budget doesn't like no surprise this is the first italian budget britain in rome and not in brussels. and facebook's fine for breaching privacy rules in the u.k. that's as apple's boss claims internet giants are weaponize ing personal information. a very warm welcome you're watching r c international with me and karen great to have you where there's this hour now our top story police in the u.s. have now found a total of ten packages containing crude explosive devices all were. dress two
leading democrats and trim critics and one was sent to cnn's headquarters in new york none of them detonated their air of new york has described the incidents which appear to be connected as domestic terror donald trump meanwhile has come under fire with many accusing him of inciting violence early andrew farmer spoke to ecostar not about the threads. on trump well he's known as probably the least presidential figure to be in office in a long time to hold the top job but reacting to what happened he tried to keep his cool in these times we have to unify we have to come together and send one very clear strong and mistake a ball message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the united states of america. but that doesn't appear to have been the reaction well no unity one would argue is a red state found in the united states of america right now and with midterms it's
less than two weeks before the midterm vote so that isn't helping at all basically both camps the conservatives and the democrats they have been trying to spin the whole situation in their own favor now donald trump he's already talked a lot about this he has tweeted blaming the media for spearheading this he said that they are hateful beyond description that was in tweed but that was not the only thing that he had to say as part of a larger national effort to bridge the divides and bring people together the media also has a responsibility just a civil turn to stop the. negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories have to do. not want to see blame spread all around our president. cannot escape special scrutiny he is at
the head of the hit parade way too often clearly reading prepared remarks at a rally he seemed to give. so trump in the red corner mainstream media in the blue corner so to speak and the c.n.n. by no means were the only ones ganging up on trump everybody jumped on him in fact not just him his daughter ivanka trump came under fire she was attacked for supporting her father for this call for unity trump did also get his share of hate because many many journalists and pundits have blamed him for you know cultivating of this culture of hatred now adding gasoline to these flames unverified reports and images of one of the explosive devices found allegedly showed a depiction of something that looked like an islamic state flag but instead of arabic letters there what it had that was a catchphrase of
a very famous american comedian and here's the comedian it with his catchphrase this is like a caveman get. started laughing. again and verified whether or not that catchphrase was on the but if it was it doesn't take a genius do two and two and get that character this comedians playing on stage is pretty much the most stereotypical image of a trump voter so right now it looks like the democrats have a it's a bit of a blessing for them in a twisted way that this thing happened especially when no one thankfully know nobody was killed or even injured so they are trying to spin it in such a way that donald trump is to blame while donald trump and his camp are trying to spin it in a completely different way and well one thing to know. for certain is that as
mid-terms draw closer this isn't going to change it's going to just get worse. meanwhile tensions are also on the rise in the u.s. over a large migrant caravan that's approaching the country's border with mexico and with those midterm elections looming it's become a highly politicized issue. i've been watching for weeks as the caravan came up not letting them in and not coming in and they're not coming and. everyone in this room is an immigrant you know who in the white house and so a little bit of a different picture he was talking about this caravan the caravan the caravan. there has been assured of the illegal immigration recently caravan of immigrants was stopped by a group of flag waving protestors ministration official say they're working as efficiently and as effectively as possible the u.s. government doesn't give them any necessity when they dropped off the bus station.
kuow to the challenge the trouble ministration had in dealing with the crisis they inherited from the obama administration who got a free pass from the media on causing this crisis what happened to the democratic party as one said bill clinton president obama understood that border security helps define a country you. better security and prevent people from the bench really believe that this is a moral and humanitarian crisis we simply cannot allow people to poor into the united states undetected undocumented this is what we just got from president obama he writes immigration can be a controversial topic my administration acted to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people and we are a better country than one that chair's families apart we turned it into a great political football and people are still all kinds of political opponents.
did president obama really deported more people than any other president in total president obama had deportees more than two point five million undocumented people by twenty fifteen. immigration becomes a political issue when there is obviously even. also on the table there were some shifts going on this topic and this particular event is being used on both sides and i think when we get you know a dozen days away from such a vital election it's not too surprising. and i think the question is what damage in this kind of rhetoric from both the right and the last have we're not just those people going to the next time that this just. rose will doubt changes to its twenty nineteen budget plan despite the e.u. commission giving three weeks to change it planning with a single needed quote in the interest solve a truly he thought i would call to break down the dispute. brussels is sharpening
its knife in preparation for a new battle with rome for the first time the e.u. has flat out rejected a member state's budget demanding a resubmission for the first time as a commission. to a. country that it was off budget. but we seen no alternative to it all and to do so it is in. the interest of the whole. the e.u. claims that italy's debt situation is out of control and that salvini is government needs to tighten its purse strings and fulfill its obligations the euro skeptics say it doesn't have anything to do with money since there are other states with bloated budgets that have never felt such a heavy hand from brussels this is the first time in budget the e.u. doesn't like no surprise this is the first italian budget written in rome and not
in brussels the economy at that. time and economy is healthy and this is an economic move that will give italy to stability it needs we won't change one comma in this document to. be you know to go into the we are note. that. on. the future. it spain belgium portugal and slovenia have all been in violation of the e.u. agreements in the past and for years france has broken the three percent deficit threshold imposed on it by the e.u. as for debt it's been in the red since two thousand and two and only this year the second largest european economy received a carefully worded letter in response asking all very politely to reduce its debts . we thank you for sending the front twenty nineteen draft budget that we received on october fifteenth we would like to ask you for more details the commission's
preliminary assessment also indicates that the growth rate for france does not respect the reference rates of debt reduction in twenty nineteen so italy refused to be taken to heel by this double standard. except the e.u. commissioner in charge of budgets didn't seem to find the stunt very funny even connecting the italian shushan and against to a potential quick path to fascism the episode of the made in italy shoe is
grotesque at first you smile and we trivialize it because it's ridiculous but then we start getting used to this kind of muted symbolic violence and one day we wake up with fascism stay alert democracy is a fragile treasure all the draft budget would have seen over five hundred million dollars worth of cuts to defense spending while putting more money towards social welfare and tax cuts not exactly a sound way to revive fascism and certainly not a good way to be a shoo in with the new donald quarter r.t. . facebook has been fined by the u.k.'s information commission over the cambridge analytical scandal the commission said the company has failed to protect user data it comes as apple's both tim cook gave a damning speech at the european parliament claiming personal information is being weaponized by tech giants. every day billions of dollars change
hands in countless decisions are made on the basis of our likes and dislikes our friends and families our relationships and conversations. our hopes and dreams. each one harmless enough on its own or carefully assembled. and sold. on an unnecessary check and has more on the turmoil surrounding the tech giant the i.o.c. here in the u.k. which is the independent data protection regulator have slapped facebook with a five hundred thousand pound fine for the role they played in the cambridge analytical scandal specifically failing to protect their users personal data when an app that was downloaded by just over three hundred thousand people ended up gathering information of eighty seven million people sharing some of that
information with cambridge analytics that was later said to have been used for targeted political advertising in the time during the u.s. presidential election and the i.c.l. said that as many as one million of those people were in the u.k. and the i.c.a.o. says that this information was allowed to be gathered without clear consent. between two thousand and seven and two thousand and fourteen facebook processed the personal information of users by allowing application developers access to the information without sufficiently clear and informed consent and allowing access even if users have not downloaded the app but were simply friends with people who had well a facebook have said they're reviewing this latest find that was announced but should have done more at the time while we respectfully disagree with some of their findings we have said before that we should have done more to investigate claims about cambridge analytical and taken action in two thousand and fifteen this amount
of five hundred thousand pounds we have to be clear that it is the biggest possible fine given the existing regulation that was used that had to be used on this case despite the fact that there is new regulation now in place since may twenty eighty and that would have actually increased that number to much much larger amount which would have been seventeen million or a four percent of facebook's global. turnover which is obviously a very different number however critics are saying that still these these numbers are minuscule given the fact that facebook's annual revenue just in twenty seventeen was forty point seven billion dollars we shouldn't sugarcoat the consequence of. this is surveillance. and these stockpiles of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect.
this should make us very uncomfortable it should serve a loss. a quarter of all children in some of the poorest countries are trapped in charge labor according to unicef with the cocoa industry becoming an area of growing concern. you can do well for the slowest while least one. well. a u.s. federal appeals court on tuesday reinstated a lawsuit against food producers nestlé and cargill a group of former child slaves from mali accuse the companies of supporting forced child labor by purchasing cocoa from the ivory coast the former child slaves waited too long for justice in this case in some the early geisha in spain a picture of overseas slave labor the defendants perpetuated from headquarters in the united states the plaintiffs said the companies provided financial and
technical support to ivory coast farmers in order to guarantee the cheapest cocoa nestlé denies any wrongdoing. regrettably in bringing such lawsuits the plaintiffs class action lawyers targeting the very organizations trying to fight forced labor force child labor is unacceptable and has no place in our supply chain we have explicit policies against it and are working with other stakeholders to combat this global social problem. in twenty seventeen nestlé published his first report on his progress in eliminating child labor and its supply chain it detailed the main areas the company had been focusing on but human rights lawyer down cavalli believes consumer pressure is the best way to bring change. companies that can get away with forced labor or child labor will. will use it because they want to maximize their profit simples that i think companies have
found in total war the space to be able to use for child labor and so that's what so they're using that's why these lawsuits are important because it forces companies hopefully to amend their action i think in the case of a nationally for example i think consumer pressure boycotts can work salut they have in the us including against nestle itself which is. frankly a bad actor in very different ways over the years. the un's humanitarian aid agency has confirms the deaths of twenty one people in a saudi coalition as strike close to the yemeni port city of her data a warning you may find the following images disturbing the attack hit a fruit and vegetable market hospital chief say all the victims are civilians and children are among the dead fertig shows the bodies lying on the ground in the aftermath of the tragedy this is how one witness described what happened at the
library i mean it was just we were washing them package in the uk around the plane came and hit us from above as we were working. what the u.n. calls the yemeni civil war the worst among major humanitarian crisis in the world with twenty two million people in dire need of assistance up to fourteen million people are at risk of starvation the country has been in conflict since twenty fifteen when a coalition of arab states launched a military operation to defeat the rebels and restore the ousted yemeni government riyadh's has repeatedly denied attacking areas where civilians were present. what we heard from rice and all of that after barry had one he thinks that the international community should stand up against the military attacks on yemen. well i believe that the national community now is concentrating on that of the journalist. this actually. the crime itself should.
concentrate on the bigger one bigger muscle which is. more than three years and a half until now it is it is absolutely. unbelievable it is hypocrisy of the international community why they are silent because saudis are rich is because they can make money by sending weapons which are very you know european countries and states i don't believe this kind of hypocrisy is should continue there should be as a strong stand against this intervention in yemen to put the lid. i tell occasion of syrian opposition forces is set to meet the russian foreign minister in moscow on friday the situation in syria is the province will top the agenda the launch of a so-called constitution committee for syria is also on the books this is seen as a key step towards finding
a political solution to the crisis after seven years of war it live is now the only remaining militant stronghold in the country an estimated thirty thousand there including ten thousand are knows are terrorists that's according to the u.n. a deadline for militants to pull out of a buffer zone imposed under a deescalation deal brokered by turkey and russia was recently extended roughly three million civilians live in it lip and many of them are fleeing the region. i. think if we were living in a camp life was difficult there was no aid no bread no water and everything was scarce the situation was terribly bad well look there is barely any shelter in winter and in summer you would suffer from the heat that was our life. dominick
still hot is the director of operations at the red cross has just returned from the former militant stronghold of east in which was recently retaken by the syrian government. i have to say i was completely overwhelmed by the scope of destruction in the eastern i think i have never seen anything like this in my twenty seven years of a career in the place where i was the nearly ninety percent of the infrastructure is completely destroyed you see entire neighborhoods are at the steroid houses that have become completely unlivable what is now absolutely critical is to ensure that these people can regain access to some basic so obvious as such as water sanitation pails. particularly consarned about the possibility of escalation. of violence in that there are up to three
million people living in this province. of would simply result in a humanitarian disasters. we have all known for a very long time that this is and continues to be the wars conflict that we see very very long and yet there doesn't appear to be sufficient political convergence to bring this conflict to an end so i truly hope that we will now see the end of this conflict so that humanitarian aid can finally reach all the people of syria who are sole desperately longing for peace if anything needs are just going to grow in the coming months and years and really. continue our effort at the same level as in the past few years because now people are also
getting more accessible and therefore we can do more and we absolutely need to make sure that we can maintain the humanitarian effort at the levels of the previous years. when trump takes to the telephone russia and china i listen and learn that's the headline grabbing story by the new york times sizing anonymous officials the article claims chinese and russian spies apparently tapped donald trump's i phone which is still uses to chat to old friends they hope to obtain information to use against him but all those named in the story have mocked the allegations as medina klaatu never explains. well the new york times has published an article that has been raising plenty of eyebrows as the article says that the u.s. president's aides have repeated warned the president that his cell phone calls are
not secure but still donald trump refuses to give up his phones while of the u.s. president donald trump decided to comment on this article as he usually does using his twitter he wrote that the article was so in caracas and he also added that he uses only government phones while also at a daily briefing at the chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said that the jordan a list of behind this particular article were trying to win an academy award for best screenplay and she also added that that was another piece of avodah that the new york times is making fake news new you should bomb first the new york times should understand that by publishing this kind of reports it's creating new. fagin news second for those who fear my phones are being hacked hallway mobile phones can
be a good alternative we'll let you do that here in moscow we decided to ask russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman marty has a hard about to also comment on this article this is another example of our absurd disappeared or an absolute world behind the looking glass the newspapers didn't show any concrete sources during your official information and your talks about from talking to the president of the united states the united states of america was brazenly tapping for example the german chancellor and this information was confirmed for me as you can see average one the mentioned in this article is sense to disagree with but what they do agree on is that it simply is not true. the white house has rejected the findings of a new york times article saying that the president only uses one government. clashes erupted between supporters of mass day and months ago ahead of their team's
europa league football match and the french always say nice. thank you ok. police were forced to intervene and used tear gas to separate the french and italian supporters roughly eighty fans from each side us that two have been involved three were injured local media reported tens of lantier fans were dressed in black caps carrying knives and clubs the club is known to have a violent far right fringe among its supporters much and in a three one victory for that. one do get in touch and share your thoughts on all of our stories by following us on social media and join us again for the headlines at the top of the.
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the one and only. explosive devices said do former presidents a former cia director members of congress former attorney general. and mild play c.n.n. is the president's campaign rhetoric to blame tough question we'll take a look at it on this edition of politic. politicking i'm larry king the one common aspect of what we know so far about the intended targets that would looks like an act of domestic terrorism is that they have been heavily criticized by the president the obama's the clinton's former attorney general eric holder former cia director john brennan democratic
congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz and maxine waters businessmen george soros and cnn's new york bureau all apparent targets of explosive devices and all targets of donald trump's anger campaign rhetoric and negative tweets has our unconventional president's words contributed in any way to these criminal acts tough question. is asian of a wall is going on it's worth asking we stop there with our political panel they are john we're back in lansdown tent of virginia he's a republican strategist former kim one of the republican party of virginia and in boston jake mccabe jake worked in the obama administration a former officials the chief speechwriter rather for tony general eric holder will start with jake which is take on all of us.