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business models used by american corporations. to meet. an investigative documentary. russian citizen detained in the u.s. pleads guilty to being. politicized.
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rejects a motion of no confidence in the government despite the growing criticism of president . of the protests. the israeli army conducts raids in the west bank setting checkpoint. killed. shooting. live. tonight. this hour. a russian national detained in the u.s. on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent has now entered a guilty plea at washington d.c. court was told she faces up to five years behind bars or could be deported. as more details. well in the washington d.c.
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court room we saw maria buton that come forward and enter a plea of guilty to acting as an unregistered lobbyist now she has not pled guilty to any of the other charges and sensational accusations were made in the media regarding being a spy espionage not of that effect and in her statement of a fan she came forward and said that she sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with americans having power and influence over us politics and now at this point we don't know exactly what sentence she'll be facing there will not be a sentencing hearing because she is still cooperating with law enforcement the next hearing will be on february twelfth a status hearing now the prosecution is not asking for more than five years and they could file a downward motion in the future to get a lesser sentence and the issue of deportation is something that will not be decided by this judge this is a federal criminal court however the issue of deportation would be decided by immigration authorities and others so the judge is not ruling on whether or not she will be deported now in the lead up to today's hearing we did hear from the russian
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foreign ministry this is what was said about the pressure that was placed on boots and in the lead up to today and they wouldn't say she's a political prisoner and what's been happening with respect to put in that has nothing to do with justice or investigation of any kind but this is probably a form of political pressure and blackmail she's been subjected to a whole range of methods of psychological pressure so will support whatever decision she makes that will lead to her release at this point we have heard that many russian lawmakers have come forward and called this a miscarriage of justice said that has been badly mistreated saying that the charges are fabricated so there's been quite an outrage in russian response to the way bettina has been treated people be waiting to see what happens next. from the international human rights committee believes the way money has been treated in the u.s. is unacceptable. maria bruton is being held in prison in the city of
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alexandria and the conditions she is in are downright unacceptable as if she is a dangerous felon or a terrorist or a serial killer says been kept apart from the rest of the inmates she spent most of her time in prison like that she's got no way of communicating with other inmates zille out to go for a walk only between two and four am which is appalling really for all practical purposes she's been deprived of sleep either go for war could talk to a loved one some the phone which is understandably of great importance to maria asleep or has to make this choice on a daily basis it clearly constitutes a violation of the human rights convention under which sleep deprivation is classed as a form of torture going without proper sleep for a prolonged period of time could pose a serious threat to the person's health. israeli military has launched a manhunt in the west bank for a palestinian gunman who killed two israeli soldiers at a bus stop troops have set up checkpoints and blocked roads throughout the area
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ramallah based reporter her classes as the details. according to reports initial reports was that palestinians opened fire on israeli soldiers on a flying checkpoint near a normal i'll be as soon as that happened all roads were closed there's really no army has entered normal launches the defacto capital of the palestinian authority and there are currently confrontations happening between palestinian youth and israeli forces the model has been completely closed off by the israeli army and there are also problems on the main road between palestinians and israeli settlers settlers have been throwing rocks at palestinian cars so those real army has been normal over the past four nights conducting raids searching houses searching stores even taking camera footage from cameras throughout the area israel has put the blame on the palestinian authority and at the same time the palestinian authority
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is putting the blame on the israeli government. throughout the day and is very protests were held in the west my calling the deal to discuss the recent escalation and the deaths of the two israeli soldiers with the head of the eurasian jewish congress. starting with the situation in palestine area what can israel do to further avoid escalation of violence in ramallah is well tries to do its best to avoid this kind of escalation but israel's duty is first of all to protect our citizens it is totally unacceptable that israeli civilian woman pregnant woman can be attacked at the bus station do you think however you describe a terrible situation but do you think so rounding ramallah was a reasonable action on the part of the israeli forces considering the palestinians day of rage was planned for friday arab terrorists which is pointed towards israel
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didn't start three days ago or three years ago it was started one hundred forty years. goal and unfortunately the main motives the main reason for this kind of hatred that we suffer from is a unwilling this of the arab population to accept a jewish state in any borders so we first of all should try to learn to live together and then we should accept each other ariel there are different perspectives to this obviously there's the israeli side and the palestinian side and i ask you again this action. the israelis would have known that it would cause an escalation and my first question was what can israel do to avoid escalation israel first world supplies all the humanitarian needs of the palestinian population in unfortunately we suffer from terror only reply of israeli
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population to terror to stalk any perpetrator who wants to kill civilians and this kind of reply of blockade of some region that unfortunately terrorists are hiding in its force proper reply and spur is to provide proper protection for israeli and arab civilian population. the terrorists who killed three people in strasburg christmas market has been shot dead by police on the outskirts of the city that's now been confirmed officially by the interior ministry sharif shaka had been on the run since tuesday evening according to eyewitnesses the shooter shouted god is great in arabic just as he opened fire outside the market authorities say he was a strasberg local he may have been radicalized in prison he had a criminal record as well in both france and germany and he was on a security watch list in the shooting and the initial failure to catch the gunman caused international alarm hundreds of french police were involved in the search
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the suspects known to have been part of radicalized networks. italian government has been closely following the situation amid fears of a copycat attack also german security forces have been assisting in that manhunt the french prosecutor gave his assessment of the current terror threat level. considering the target the perpetrators way of his profile and the testimonies of those who how the human. anti terror police have been called into action terrorism has once again struck our country in strasburg reminding us in a dramatic fashion that the threat is still very real we heard from two members of the european parliament from quite different ends of the political spectrum they did agree that europe's current terror policy does need reviewing. we kept one minute of silence for the victims as we do recently. as we were doing every day more and does good is good and bad because we were doing the work of the this
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a lot of time this mandate so that means we have to change policies to find the sources of the terrorism of and to attack the sources of their readers are the terrorists we have to stop the wars in the middle east we have to really degrade their words realize the youth of the suburbs of paris and brussels. in a week of two hutu to work together with a moderate islam to the week of two to establish some long term goals and try to achieve the medal as much as i think this was expected this is proof that this is a must terrorist has committed a crime that was relatively easy to commit i believe it is time to react the terrorist who carried out this massacre yesterday was well known to the police so why wasn't he detained in advance we discuss a heron stross book with the e.u. having opened its borders this free such a nation of people has bought a loud criminals to move about freely every time we have such tragedy we get back
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to the topic of border control and i think we should take back control of the borders and make the criminals afraid again because now they are not scared yet ordinary people are scared of going to christmas markets with their kids scared to go outside it is not enough to light candles to cry to say like they do all the time just. because we bought the clan we all france and we want france to live in peace. or back here in just a few moments with more global news headlines they see and hear out international. you know world big partisan movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than
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ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bath and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. when we all make this manufactured insensitive to the public. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. real news is really.
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welcome back to the program the french parliament has rejected a motion of non-confidence in the government that was called off the four weeks of civil unrest across the country shot at doing ski reports from paris. well this was no surprise the result of this this vote of no confidence as you mentioned there rejected by french m.p.'s in the nationalist assembly on thursday evening they rejected it by two hundred eighty nine to seventy now this was launched by three parties from the left of the political spectrum and it came in the wake of a speech by president mack on an address to the nation on monday where he described france's experiencing a social and economic crisis that's as a result of the protests that we've been seeing these relations of the yellow vests over the last few weeks now the result as i said wasn't a surprise because of course the public on march party has got a big majority in the french national assembly but let's take
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a listen to some of the debate what the prime minister edward felipe had to say and also the leader of fonts also meese. one of the parties who tabled this vote of no confidence. portrait of. the bill containing the president's social and economic emergency measures will be submitted to the council of ministers next wednesday this bill will also stop the health insurance hikes giving poor pensioners an annual saving of three hundred euro recovered the arguing over british rule we need a financial revolution a grand clean up on eighty percent of tax niches from which this country's richest ten percent profit now it comes as funds has been experiencing a few weeks now of a yellow vest protests these protests started back on nov seventeenth due to what was going to be i need tax hike on fuel hate in france that since being the first after a government u.
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turn and not because of the protests but it since then it's developed into something much white with people demanding many other things such as reform the tax system here fronts and we've also seen farmers steve a police union and ellis trying to join in the protests and showing their support as a designation once. was. was was . was. was. that what he. would have. to have he. was. but.
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was. for ensuring us time when you come on villa says there's no quick fix to the crisis now gripping france the problem is this it's not only a new economic crisis even if it's an economical crisis it's an institutional crisis because the micro was elected by default as we are in a presidential election with a very strong president and a very weak parliament you don't have power sharing micro what you used to weak for
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is legitimacy of too strong for her with these powers in france whether you are of herb's ition from the left or persons from the right you have people who cannot get along together the only thing they have been common is that they want to get rid of more of macross we have to change the constitution make much more parliamentary much more you call a constitution. the u.s. senate has unanimously approved a resolution blaming the saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi in istanbul in october the senate also passed a separate motion demanding a halt to u.s. military support for the saudi intervention in yemen that declaration was approved by fifty six votes to forty one both motions are present a clear challenge to president trump's policies on saudi arabia and also his refusal to scale back military ties with the country although in recent months there have been some conflicting signals coming from the administration. we need to
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have a serious hard talk with the saudis to let them know we won't condone north we won't give you a pass and don't do their thing in this is very very serious do i do i mean it's again it's early we haven't traditionally view we have identified at least some of the individuals responsible including those in the intelligence services the royal court the foreign ministry and other side the ministries who we suspect to have been involved in mr to show these death but the thought of that idea. i think is in big trouble and they should be in big trouble. so a u.s. resident who wrote for the washington post disappeared on the second of october after entering the saudi consulate in istanbul turkey government claims he was murdered and dismembered by a saudi squad and claims to have recordings to prove it the saudis initially claimed because shows you had left the building and later they said the journalist had died in a fistfight in the building three weeks after the incident they admitted he had been murdered but insisted that the leadership had nothing to do with it. let's go
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live now to robert naiman from the u.s. think tank just foreign policy thanks for joining us on the program so good to have you on. the u.s. senate has passed this motion blaming official in the crown prince of saudi arabia mohammed bin salman for that murder could this lead. well first of all note that it was unanimous. there was no controversy among the senators at all about. holding m.b.a.'s responsible. it's only the trumpet ministration that is dragging its feet secondly more profound was the passage of the war powers resolution one printed unprecedented passage of war powers resolution. demanding the unconstitutional u.s. participation in the saudi war in yemen we are likely to see in
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a matter of weeks the senate and the house take action to gather to and unconstitutional u.s. participation in the war and we're already seeing i think in the peace talks in sweden the fact that congressional pressure on the saudis they understand that congress is poised to withdraw our u.s. military support i mean given the level of support that america has had for saudi arabia for their intervention in the yemen this is quite a major challenge isn't it to trump is it a sign that he's perhaps losing control of the senate even though it does have that republican majority. yes we respect to u.s. relationship with saudi arabia trump ministration trump secretary of state pompei of the secretary of defense matters how lost control secretary of defense matters
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secretary of state pompei on lost all credibility with the senate including republican senators like lindsey graham and we just had a major debate over the course of the last couple days in the senate on u.s. participation in the saudi war in yemen this is gotten tremendous press and popular attention in the united states that in itself is help shift the dynamic people are across the spectrum are now you know well aware of the fact that this war has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world deliberately created by the saudis and demanding that the u.s. and its role in the catastrophe i mean a lot of people say the answer's obvious here is that money talks it's all about the the weapons contracts the money coming in but what do you think the trauma ministration has been so adamant on maintaining support for saudi arabia i mean
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nikki haley just saying earlier regarding the khashoggi mother saying we asked them not to do it again i think that's a shockingly soft lot of what was a barbaric motto was and is it just about the arms sales or is there more behind this. no it's not just about arms sales. it's important to realize that the money talks in washington up into up to a point. as far as. most of congress including republicans the public's concern opinion is concerned we've crossed that point. majority is demanding that there be no more u.s. weapons sales the saudi arabia the trumpet ministration already had two and the refueling of saudi u.a. e. warplanes bombing yemen under congressional pressure a bunch of lobbying firms drop saudi arabia like a hot potato they had a low profile head of this senate vote and basically gave up lobbying the senate
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understanding that they that they have no credibility with the senate now so there's been a real shift you know the united states doesn't need the money from the weapons deals maybe you know racing on and boeing and lockheed martin do but the u.s. economy doesn't even majority in congress doesn't need that so yes the lobbying the money the lobbying that has certainly had a big effect by now up until now now there's been a sea change now congress and public opinion is seen as to the fact that the u.s. has been enabling the saudi regime and deliberately creating a famine in yemen deliberately creating the worst humanitarian crisis in the world with the worst cholera outbreak in human history with the deliberate blockade keeping food fuel and medicine out of yemen so there has been
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a shift now and now the saudis money is not doing them any good in congress it may be doing some good with the trumpet ministration but that's not coming with. congress now so yeah there's the arms deals there is the trump insurance business ties with saudi arabia there's their fantasies about a confrontation with iran but all of that is not winning now which we know is the outrage popular outrage at the saudi regime which has a background you know you know a large number of americans blame the saudi regime for the nine eleven attacks and as soon as the question is joined americans are reminded of the fact that christine of the nineteen hijackers were saudis and we saw that again in the senate debate and being us part speech and then the saudi war in yemen ok thanks for that robot name and from just foreign policy u.s.
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things that thanks for the take that i hear an auntie could be. the u.s. national security advisor john bolton has outlined a new strategy for africa limiting american. countries he said the previous strategy led to billions being spent in effectively. the united states will no longer provide indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent without focus or prioritization under our new africa strategy we will target u.s. funding toward key countries and particular strategic objectives in his speech bolton also said the new strategy would in that will benefit both their countries and the united states he emphasized the new objective all for resolving conflicts instead of freezing them the u.s. national security adviser also claim that russia and china pose a threat to american interests in the region. great power competitors trying to and russia are rapidly expanding their financial and political influence
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across africa they are deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a compare competitive advantage over the united states china affairs analyst told us the u.s. is unable to rival beijing's economic clout on the african continent china has taken an interest in africa because there are lots of resources in africa it was you know certainly worth it for china to engage with them in the in the long run to help them develop even though many african nations or extremely poor and couldn't pay back china for a lot of the vestments and so china was willing to use barter the u.s. was containing china for a year they need to go in and compete with china and of course you know question has gone in there as well and so this is actually good for african nations you know
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if there is more choice but you know it really depends on how the u.s. goes about dealing with them if the u.s. chooses to. deal in the very mafia like fashion in the way they've demonstrated with huawei by a resting at a high executive. you know that kind of arm twisting in order to get concessions is probably not going to win any friends just came up to three thirty am here in moscow we'll be back with more global news headlines in about twenty five minutes or so next up though it's documentary ghost world. they all. say yes.
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yes to all this is all the good. you know i work with potential school shooters for a period of twelve years and none of the students who we work with in our facility to sell of the ever went on to commit a school shooting so that gives me hope that if you catch the students early enough and provide the kind of support and mental health treatment that they need but they
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can come out of the crisis. it was. loading. i. a senior executive said happily in his private jet after just pulling off quite
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a coup. he has secretly initiated the sale of one of france's biggest companies. even before landing into the bush he becomes quite disillusioned the agreement has been leaked to the media taken by surprise he now has to justify his actions. even take it or he knows that a government member is waiting for him. a minister of the economy is demanding an explanation how dare he sell without consulting the state the deal must be cancelled the c.e.o.'s refusal threatens a social plan tensions rise and it's pointed out that the minister has already broken other bosses and their dreams and he will be next this is the last time he will stand in this.

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