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it. was it. was very bold it was good and they don't believe that was. a. poor job. did not support the general somebody calling on both states to take actions which is yet another violation by the russian federation the u.s. and some e.u. countries are playing along with ukrainian authorities confrontational cause moscow slams the ukrainian sponsored un resolution as a provocation after russia is decried for the alleged militarized nation of crimea
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. as anger rises against nicaraguan president and daniel ortega its crackdown on the media and civil rights groups will look at why the u.s. imposes sanctions on the country but tons of blind eye to violations in neighboring hunder. also ahead it's come to light the death right clicking said two year old girl trying to do an investigation into an alleged right wing extremist cell operating within the german police force five officers have already been suspended in front of. a very warm welcome to you watching r.t. international with me they care and great to have you with us the u.n. general assembly has adopted a ukraine sponsored resolution blaming low. for what it calls the militarize ation
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of crimea but nearly half the member states abstains from the vote the resolution accuses russia of restricting navigation in the black and hours of c. mostly blasted it is one sided saying it gives kiev a permit to scapegoat russia here's how the assembly unfolded. we do not support the general assembly calling on both states to take actions when the russian federation is the sole member state to have repeatedly and shamelessly engage in aggressive activities directed against ukraine that you know because i'm. here of his getting signals that everything is allowed to and everything will be forgiven and that all its sins and crimes will be pardoned and russia will be made a scapegoat it is yet another violation by the russian federation of the un charter and deliberate attack by the russian military forces against ukraine in the neutral borders of the black sea this is young it is optional it was said the incident
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happened in neutral territorial waters but the ukrainian representative has just said a week ago that happened in ukrainian forces the essence of this issue is a common belief that states must not use force in their international relations including to acquire territory or changed borders is inconsistent with the un charter we underscored of the e.u. were dismayed at this use of force by russia and us alone we mean deal with this we are facing a carefully thought out and well planned provocation that is continuing here in the assembly before our eyes the u.s. and some e.u. countries are playing along with ukrainian authorities confrontational course most countries are co-sponsors of this resolution now this follows an incident in which you had a ukrainian naval vessel trying to cross the kirks strait now when this happened at that point there were ukrainian navy boats trying to cross this courage straight
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and they ignored instructions from maritime control at that point russian border guards had to intervene and detain the violators but regardless that we also have recently heard the united states promising to send more weapons to kiev and furthermore we did see another resolution voted on now the united states voted in favor of the. resolution condemning russia however they voted against a resolution put forward by russia to condemn naziism in fact the united states and ukraine were the only two countries to vote against that resolution opposing not so pretty clear differences in the international community displayed in the debate and passing of resolutions today at the un general assembly and legal analysts we spoke to things that un resolutions are all about blocs allies and political games not only are we seeing a lot of animosity and feelings coming up but we're also seeing a lot of political moves as you can see with some of these other resolutions that
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seem to be kind of general blanket statements that universally would be rejected that would just go against just because russia passed this so we are seeing a lot of these sentiments going through and so a lot of countries abstain we're looking at when we talk about the general assembly specifically with resolutions passing we're looking at one hundred percent geo political factions here this is all a political game and it's all whose side is on him that's why the u.n. general assembly is filled with blocks allies and other things like that for the u.s. throughout russia on board because the u.s. already knows u.s. allies will be on board with that the same way where russia knows that russian allies will be on board an arab snow that arab allies will be on board with certain resolutions it's a lot of the political game and what publicly should be the the position or strategy of the people in the u.n. general assembly. and i was in costa rica where several hundred exiled nicaraguans protested against their country's president done no take.
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the protesters demands that all take a stop the repression of media and civil rights thousands of nicaraguans have fled to costa rica since the outbreak of anti-government protests more than three hundred people have been killed in more than five months of civil unrest in september nicaragua made street protests illegal human rights one. criticized the raids on opposition media and the closure of human rights organizations. nor the neighbor is also accused of similar violations but there is a contrast in how the u.s. treats the central american countries one receives punishing sanctions the other an extensive aid package donald quarter as the details. it's a tale of two central american countries both plagued with somewhat similar problems corruption violence and government crackdowns.
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the. rule of law has not fared so well in either country with one door us and nicaragua both sinking towards the bottom of the list ponderosa in nicaragua both exemplify a recent regional trend of suppressing the right to protest and using excessive force against demonstrators however hunder us is the only one out of the two that the us seems to have a soft side for don't just take my word for it nicaragua was one of the us is tyrannical trio the spread of tyranny follows a predictable pattern media and opposition parties are silenced the regime unleashes its militants to kidnap torture and execute dissidents but one doris well they're of valuable ally especially after they voted with the us to legitimize to roussillon as israel's capital to people of honduras and. to make that decision
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ourselves and decide we're we've got our embassy and that's right and we greatly appreciate not just disappeared on them but on so many. united nations now both nicaragua and honduras crackdown on anti-government protests this year but they've evoked quite different reactions from the u.s. when nicaragua does it it's a threat to the legitimacy of the current administration every does not victim of this violence and intimidation campaign further undermine its take its legitimacy. and one hundred doors cracks down on protesters after a sketchy election well that's a time for people to hold hands and sing whom by coming of the elections. in. the united states to it's very important if you can come together we start to become inclusive and we find success but that's words now what about the money
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the u.s. is shoveling military and economic aid honduras is way sixty eight million tax dollars worth and at the very same time nicaragua is about to be slapped with further sanctions just last week congress passed the nneka act over the latin american countries corruption and human rights violations so two countries with very similar problems but two very different approaches. the view of those two countries has been highly. distorted by the mainstream media and by the us government the united states is not concerned about human rights and democracy in fact we know that the u.s. supports seventy three percent of the world's detainer ships but uses human rights . arbitrarily and selectively in order to justify its own geopolitical ends up of course is a classic example where the us ordered the supposed dictatorship for decades and
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now when there was a popular all revolution by the sandinistas worked for over ten years supporting culture terror against their country people forget about that you know and those things need to be remembered in the context of the of the situations we're talking about today. the faces syria will be thrashed out in the swiss city of tin evo later today at a meeting hosted by the un special syria and boy stephan demister top diplomats from russia iran and turkey will put their weight behind political efforts to ease years of turmoil in the region our senior correspondent mike galatea is in geneva for us and i get to see you the meeting is now in progress can you bring it up to speed on the latest place. well it's just about to begin as i understand sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister walked in through the door behind me just a few minutes ago but there's there's
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a lot that's going to be discussed this a number of issues dealing with a peaceful resolution to the conflict in syria but the main thing that they're going to be talking about today is the formation of a constitutional committee to write either a new constitution for syria to guarantee free all inclusive elections in syria or to amend the existing constitution obviously this is been problematic to say the least the main sticking point has ever been that. resized the opposition the syrian government has been trying to put their people on the on the constitutional committee and there are questions about how they're going to decide things by consensus or by a majority nevertheless the situation in syria has changed we've seen this by the war itself it's the active phase is over so there's no major invasions major operations underway everybody's looking for a peaceful solution and while the united states has had little input that its
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coalition is well into the formation of a constitutional committee that is will be russia iran and turkey three countries that it would have been working together for a peaceful resolution in syria yielding concrete results we've seen with jools cease fire d.d.'s collations put in place by these three countries nevertheless the united states and the u.s. led coalition of stated plainly that they no longer see regime change as a goal. getting assad out is not the only property we know but it is not going to be there is not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with assad at the head of the regime we're not asking for regime change we're not asking for the russians to leave we're asking for is a compromise settlement there's a strong. readiness on the part of western nations not to ante up money for that disaster unless we have some kind of idea that the government is ready to compromise and that's not create yet another horror in the years ahead.
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so we're expecting any allen now results concrete results as one u.n. diplomat put it today with this year a breakthrough or a breakdown and he's hoping for a breakthrough i keep it across events for is there in geneva mind as you have thanks very much. feud between democrats and republicans that have plans for a wall but. in the united states and mexico has led to threat of a u.s. government shutdown donald trump is seeking over five billion dollars for a war to prevent illegal immigration while the democrats insist on less than two billion and a simpler border fence anytime you hear a democrat saying that you can have good border security without a wall write them off as just another politician following the party line time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have at the same time far greater safety and control well for now it's
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still unclear what exactly will be built on the us mexico border. border security to the people of our country very important the wall is a big factor in border security number one we are for strong border security. speaking for myself consider the wall and moral walls can be scaled over walls can be tunneled under the wall doesn't stop any bad things from happening it just makes
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it impossible for the folks on our side to see what's developing and makes it more difficult for them. the president through executive order one three seven six seven directed us to build a wall on the southwest border the wall that we're going to put in here is vance a wall that we're going to put in here you may be wondering why are we choosing the type of fence that we're choosing the bollard wall that we're going to be putting in place excuse me to safety aspects that a wall provides this type of fence or be this type of ball of walls. if we don't get what we want one way or the other whether it's through you through a military through anything you want to call i will shut down the guy who can have it or not this temper tantrum that he seems to throw will not get him his wall and it will hurt a lot of people because he will cause
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a shutdown. a judge in the u.k. has blocks in a rainy and asylum seekers deportation after he converted to christianity known only as am the man who was granted u.k. residence in two thousand and nine for five years however after he was jailed for raping a seventeen year old girl the british government said he was a threat to society and should be deported all that was three years ago and after looking through his hundreds of twitter posts quoting the bible and christian theology an appeals court ruled that he was at risk of persecution if sent back to iran. to circumstances am satisfied that the appellant has struck there is a real risk that in his return he would be questioned about the details of his asylum claim even though the judge admitted he thought the man's religious
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conversion was an attempt to avoid deportation he still found it likely his human rights would be breached what we called the opinion of keith best a former chief executive of the immigration advisory service and david coburn a member of the european parliament for scotland. what we are applying is a british act of parliament which had got the european give the answer but you know i'd be in the european you eleven on human rights act if we start discriminating against people for reasons of their faith or their sexual propensity or whatever then we are on very serious ground britain should be setting an example around the world of actually maintaining the rights of individuals and once we start slipping from that we fall into the error of many other countries which are far less liberal and that's a very serious decline in civilization now those countries those sovereign nations beat their own decisions and i don't think it's for you to tell them what to do i
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deplore what they're very but it's their decision now as regards a criminal who comes here and commits a heinous crime of rape quite frankly he has no right to stay in this country and should be removed and we should make it very clear and i would move us from that particular act so that we can make our own decisions about keeping people in the country or having them removed as i'm concerned once he'd served to sectors which he didn't say by the way it was a part of it is speak would touch the ground the the fundamental human rights apply universally their plight or everybody and just because you don't like particular people or because they've committed certain crimes you can start to distinguish otherwise you end up like the nazis in germany and i don't want to live in that kind of society. still to come this hour a death threat to the family of a riot floyd in germany sparks
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a probe into right wing groups within the police we have the details for you after the break. our. village all movement is going. bankers. are. rightfully see.
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the enemy call stop. welcome back police in the german city of frankfurt are under investigation have a suspicion that a right wing extremist cell is operating within its ranks well i was off to a german turkish lawyer received a death threats against her two year old daughter the letter was sent by fax and was supposedly signed by the national socialist underground which is a german neo nazi terrorist group uncovered in two thousand and eleven in the end it's you is responsible for ten murders mostly of immigrants the lawyer says it's
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quite usual for her to get threats but this time was different. i receive up to fifty written threats or insults on every day and usually i don't care but this time they mentioned my daughter by name and knew her age and my address was also in the fax my personal data is not publicly accessible it can only be obtained by the authorities say the best say this is a german lawyer of turkish origin who represents the victims of far right violence she was involved in a five year long trial of an n s u member who was sentenced to life in prison for multiple murders in july earlier this year the threats against her started soon after well according to local media investigators have already found evidence that an officer had searched for information on the lawyer without having any reason to do so the initial probe discovered that a group of officers had exchanged nazi symbols and remarks in chat rooms five of
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them have since been suspended the case has sparked outrage whoever shares right wing extremist ideas propagate xenophobia threats and repulsive violence and uses police instruments for these actions has no business in our police which is firmly grounded in the constitution radicals have no business with the police and they must not be given a pass otherwise the trust the police enjoy in our country will be destroyed. and then pay from germany's left party believes the investigation should be checking all government bodies in the country. there was probably a ride where you can sell him what he saw from truck. and there's a story already i don't say that right we are missing is all you coming from. there are always parked off post tapes of structure. as one of the true traitor to the a right wing i don't want to i think the government should do more about
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this stuff should be not cover up or the issue was and real investigation are all indications that some state struck truth as what it cost and there's a lot of cover up for the issues. investment bank goldman sachs is facing criminal charges in malaysia over the loss of billions of dollars from estate investment fund the firm says the former government in kuala lumpur is to blame claiming it lied to the bank daniel bushell investigates whether the company will face any real consequences. the indictment states goldman sachs not only got ridiculously inflated fees of six hundred million dollars for helping start malaysia's corrupt national wealth fund were in coalition leader and what abraham says the wall street bank must be complicit in the whole affair probably the most stunning financial scandal of the decade is the failure of governance and you allow. this one is much
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a bottom up and they're. complicit to the. international financial institutions and blew a second course and instead of investing it in the nation prosecutors say the funds cash was blown on a five year spending spree from beverly hills mansions to a rare twenty two carat pink diamond seethrough grand piano gift to australian supermodel miranda kerr a quarter of a billion dollars on this three hundred foot mega yacht called the equity and bankrolling hollywood hit the wall of wall street about oh the irony but in crimes on an industrial scale the real question is this was this legal. absent the. defendants deny the claims and goldman blames those malaysia crimes on a few rogue individuals notably goldman's then celebrated star partner in life but at the end of that six five years spending spree in twenty fourteen the indictment
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points out goldman actually promoted him worse liason his guilty plea notes others at the bank helped him conceal bribes what he did even quote very much in line with the culture of goldman sachs that culture thrives thanks to what's called the revolving door where goldman chiefs worldwide made law makers and regulators and vice versa to get elected donald trump railed against goldman as a villain the symbol of the corrupt us establishment but as soon as he got in he filled his team with goldman exacts like gary cohn as chief economic adviser goldman gave cone a living presence pre bribe. senator elizabeth warren dubs it's a quarter of a billion dollars and comparably brought in tax breaks that earned goldman if it is the right word more than that within three months according to senate's a warrant gary cohen picks out the sacks full of money goes into government and rewrites the tax laws manages to cram it through and voided cauldron once again and
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shell savvy investor us in its israel that goldman selling ordinary american products they knew would fail them betting on their failure practices that contributed to the two thousand and eight world economic crash then treasury secretary hank paulson nevertheless handed goldman a ten billion dollar bailout paulson just happened to have been yes you guessed it goldman sachs chief the evidence shows that goldman repeatedly put its own interests and profits ahead of the interests of its clients and our communities when the system finally collapsed under the weight of those toxic mortgages goldman profited from the collapse using a fictitious exchange rate in two thousand and one gold magically disappeared greece's debt so it could cheat its way into the e.u. the bank is said to have trials at an eye watering three hundred million dollar fee in fact greece's debt actually rose and was handed to its citizens suffering to this day the greek trick was arranged by this man who infamously said the bank is
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doing god's work promoted to goldman boss blankfein reportedly met privately with the disgraced merchant at the head of goldman malaysia malays whole scandal has now spawned a best selling board game clip hopefully to goldman sachs is one of these high level finance capital companies in the us that is very close knit group close to the leaders of power on both sides of the political aisle if they can get away with what they get away united states they can certainly get away with it elsewhere what's going on in malaysia is just the tip of the nice bird schoolyard everywhere they just haven't been caught. in the other places it's criminal is the biggest criminal why do white collar criminal love event i think. of the last century maybe even greater we are on the verge of a of another crisis here financial crisis that will make the last one pill in comparison and the goldman sachs and people and businesses like them are at the
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center of the cause of this. well what i say we love to hear your thoughts on all of us stories so do get in touch by following us on social media and leaving your comments back where back at the top of the hour with the latest headlines on my colleague keenan o'neill. my son was doing drugs my nephew's was still in drugs my sister just with doing drugs it was like an epidemic of drug abuse america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse he started going after the users in the prison population sewer we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like criminals while i was on the hill i increasingly became convinced that
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the war on drugs was a mistake there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for. certain sins for minor minor offenders in the drug trade it's a lot watching your children grow up and miss you in waves and say by daddy as you're walking out of the business it's just it doesn't get easier. when you'll make just manufacture consent instantly of public wealth. when the ruling classes to protect themselves. when the financial merry go round lifts only the one percent of. the time we can all middle of the room sick. i mean really really.
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seemed wrong why don't we all just don't all. get to shape out these days become educated and engagement equals betrayal. when something find themselves worlds apart when she's to look for common ground. this is cool bus broadcasting around the world and covering the big bad world of business and finance and the impact on all of us i'm part killed in washington d.c. thank you so much for joining us.


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