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access point. just continues on with our students in the schools. we are just continually. citizens in this microwave radiation it is certainly electro small and it's getting worse. movement is going. bankers are. rightfully seen. the enemy full stop. one of the first journalists to report on the alleged to trump russia collusion now says the main claims made in the infamous steel dossier are likely false. a positive step for the syrian peace process as top diplomats from russia iran and turkey agree to work on constitutional changes for syria's future also.
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as anger rises over nicaraguan president daniel ortega a crackdown on the media and civil rights groups look at why the u.s. imposes sanctions on the country but turns a blind eye to violations in neighboring honduras. or broadcast live direct from our studios in moscow this is our international thomas certainly glad to have you with us. and one of the first journalists to report on the infamous trumper russia dossier michael isikoff has said that it contains claims that are likely false isikoff said he believes the more salacious accusations made in document may never be proven his comments have drawn praise from the u.s. president. thank you too michael isikoff yahoo for honesty what this
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means is that the pfizer warrants and the whole russian witch hunt is a fraud and a hoax which should be ended immediately also it was paid for by crook hillary and d.n.c. . we're going to try and go comments now on this huge u. turn on the. sometimes it takes only one spark one report from one or a handful of journalists from a big outlet to really send the media world into overdrive what a good example was when the chief investigative reporter for yahoo news michael isikoff made a bombshell out of the infamous steel dossier that was a big one remember with the p. tape aka the golden shower compromise with plenty of alleged collusion evidence well here's what the same man says now in december twenty when you actually get into the details of the steel dosia the specific allegations we have not seen the
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evidence to support them and in fact there's good grounds to think that some of the most sensational allegations will never be proven and are likely folks and this something we find out almost two years since the dossier came to light but back in january twenty seventh seeing hours and hours of airtime on these steel memos bombarded t.v. screens to tell the world a story of collusion plus its thanks to the dossier for one that the f.b.i. secured a warrant to spy on donald trump's advisor pretty serious stuff former british intelligence officer behind the dot ca that contained explosive allegations about president donald trump he also addressed the dossier of alleged dirt on donald trump in russia the report included unsubstantiated claims that russian intelligence compiled a dossier on mr trump during visits to moscow the dossier was full of claims that could have been seen as good collusion or proof the most notable alleging donald
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trump's former attorney michael cohen traveled to prague to fix and coordinate all that campaign scheming together with russia and the so-called was perhaps part of a two with the most bizarre. claims that russian security services had blackmailed trump with recordings of his dirty deeds in a moscow hotel this wasn't just something that randomly came from donald trump the president pretty much repeated a crucial statement by the author of the dossier himself revealed in a court hearing chris steele said the following was supposed to happen as a result of the dossiers publication based on the voice party switchers the democratic national committee and h.f. a.c.c. could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election so if she didn't pay for it it was done through one of the clinton affiliated organizations only with a specific purpose to find some kind of legal ground to challenge the results of
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the two thousand and sixteen vote. and a positive agreement on the fate of syria has been thrashed out in switzerland geneva at a meeting hosted by the un special syria envoy. top diplomats from russia iran and turkey have agreed to launch a new committee by january for drafting a new constitution. of a very useful meeting was the secretary general special envoy agreed to efforts aimed at convening the first session of the constitutional community ingenue occurred in the next year steps will lead to the launch of a viable and lasting syrian led syrian and un facilitate the political process in their closing statement the three foreign ministers of russia iran and turkey that they presented the positive results of their consultations on the formation of a syrian constitutional committee to either rewrite the syrian
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constitution or to amend it in order to allow for a wider pads syrian election presidential election part of a political resolution to this war that has raged on the so many years the ministers themselves from what we saw were smiling and laughing afterwards they described their work as again positive and they have committed to seeing the syrian constitutional committee sit for its first session early next year early two thousand and nineteen we hoop of course to be able to do this because this trio that have been working together for several years now russia iran and turkey they've been able to produce results you need concrete results we've seen cease fires in syria established with their backing we've seen withdrawals other deals deescalation demilitarized zone is established over syria so there's
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a lot of optimism going forward that they'll be able to get the rebels the opposition and the syrian government to work together early on the turkish foreign minister though did remark that they had seen very little cooperation from the united states and the coalition that it leads the united states itself has shared its goals as publicly stated that its aims. with regards to syria have shifted that it no longer sees unseating president bashar al assad or regime change in syria as a goal we're not asking for regime change we're not asking for the russians to leave what we're asking for is a compromise settlement there's a strong. readiness on the part of western nations not to 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 nevertheless the situation in syria remains volatile especially now with turkey threatening to
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intervene to invade northern syria out of security concerns as they see the white e.g. syrian kurds that control much of northern syria as a terrorist organization and they have threatened to act we're also seeing sporadic fighting in egypt with the jihad ists joined by rebels there and the syrian arab clashing from time to time so there is certainly motivation to get things done. security and political analyst omar not believe that washington is shifting its priorities for syria because the situation there is now out of its hands. this shows a weakness on several fronts and therefore the united states is repositioning itself the united states doesn't wish to remove the i said lucian. but actually put forward a condition but it needs to have a fundamental change in the policy of syria and that fundamental change i think. i
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don't think it's possible at this point in or did they would have to they would have to take what's there on the table and mr james jeffrey is saying he's also in his words between the lines you can see a threat he's saying that the assad regime did not win the war yet. what does he mean by that does he mean that the united states is ready to reengage by supporting terrorist organizations in syria and by recreating chaos in syria and try again on this failed and destructive kind of a move towards i'm not sure but he's not in a position to make any conditions. british government is ramping up preparations for a no deal bragg's it as teresa mayes that withdrawal plan continues facing opposition from m.p.'s vote in parliament has now been scheduled for next month the brakes and secretary says a no deal scenario is now receiving significant attention the government's priority remains to secure the deal but we need to recognize with fourteen weeks to go that
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a responsible government is preparing for the eventuality that we leave without. britain's defense secretary has said thirty five hundred troops will be put on standby as part of the no deal contingency plan other measures include securing medical and food supplies during the coming weeks families and businesses will also be receiving official guidance on how to prepare for a possible chaotic divorce with the. if you're struggling to keep up with all of the latest developments on that you're not alone in fact one thing that we can keep up with and agree on is the fact that to resume still is almost certainly not going to make it through parliament in january the cabinet today used its last meeting before it breaks up for christmas to agree to ramp up no deal preparations even though it says and still believes that the deal that the prime minister has put in place is still the government's top priority having said that it is just one hundred and one days away so what we're seeing now is ministers really preparing
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for a no deal in full let me talk you through some of those preparations in some sense it does sound rather alarming we're hearing that all the u.k. citizens will be sent information about how to prepare for a note that almost sounds somewhat like a survivor's guide to a no deal on top of that money from a two billion pounds contingency fund will be allocated to various governmental departments space is thought to be set aside on ships to ensure that medical supplies would continue as normal but most worryingly the defense secretary gavin williamson he said that three thousand five hundred troops would be put on standby in the event of a no deal so an aria. we are doing is putting contingency plan to close and what we will do is have three and a half thousand service personnel. readiness including regulars and reserves you know which support any government department on any contingencies. call that scare
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mongering or call that sensible but across the channel the european parliament's negotiator has also sounded the alarms over a no deal breakfasts and that he wrote on twitter those who glorify or no deal that are totally irresponsible it is not the job of politicians to make the people they lead any poor and there is no such thing as a managed no deal well here in westminster today we had an emergency debate on the state of negotiations what we had was a a debate that was talking about last week's summit in brussels and indeed theresa may still in general given the fact that the debates were put on hold just last week that was the opportunity for m.p.'s to really thrash out all of the ins and outs the nitty gritty of to resume a still another prime minister house and start a vote will be happening before january the twenty first and that is the absolute last possible date to do so the prime minister said it would happen the week before
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but since she postponed that vote last week she is yet to gain any assurances from the e.u. that was her mission last week she was almost begging leaders to give her some sort of political and legal reassurances to bring back to parliament so the m.p.'s would finally get behind the e.u. however categorically told her that they would not be renegotiating any deal under any single circumstances so now many are saying that theresa may simply should hold the vote sooner rather than later. international history professor at the london school of economics told us the u.k. crashing out of the e.u. is looking increasingly likely. and getting out without a deal determination on the part of the british government to try and scare the people into putting pressure on their m.p.'s to vote for mrs may's absolutely abominable deal and she still thinks if she still was to believed that she might
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get some kind of sliver of a concession from brussels most of our trade isn't with see you and we trade with other countries quite comfortably and the people doing making special arrangements to make make sure everything goes smoothly and this no there's no reason why trade shouldn't continue much as usual i mean nobody wants to stall trade no decent nobody wants to stop airplanes flying we just bring in the medicines we want because we recognize the french or the european regulatory regulatory standards there's no problem there. nicaraguans are speaking out against their country's president climbing that civil rights are being violated we will take a closer look at that story when we come back to start international stay with us.
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but politicians do something. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to be rich. to do like to be crooks it's like the most. reliable people. interested always in the lives of. thanks it's
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a. bizarre transmission in costa rica several hundred exiled nicaraguans have been protesting against their country's president daniel ortega. they are demanding of the media and civil rights in their country stop being repressed humanitarian groups have been critical of government raids targeting opposition media and rights organizations in the country more than three hundred people have been killed in six months of civil unrest thousands of nicaraguans have fled to neighboring costa rica since the outbreak of anti-government protests. a
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number of other central american countries have faced similar accusations over their human rights records however the u.s. seems to handle each case differently. quarter comments. it's a tale of two central american countries both plagued with somewhat similar problems corruption violence and government crackdowns. 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
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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 a hundred and stood with us to make that decision 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. 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 dismissal victim of this violence and intimidation campaign further undermine its take its legitimacy. and one hundred doors cracks down on protesters after
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a sketchy election well that's a time for people to hold hands and sing coom by running of the election regions. united states to it's very important that if you do come together we start to become inclusive and we find success but that's words now what about the money 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
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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 two tater ships but uses human rights . arbitrarily and selectively in order to justify its own political ends up of course is a classic example of that where the us and hoarded the supposed dictatorship for decades and then when there was a popular all revolution by the sandinistas who 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. russian deputy foreign minister sergei of has said moscow has received official confirmation that the us will withdraw from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty washington had already threatened to pull out of the cold war era arms agreement in october earlier vladimir putin
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castigated the us for threatening to leave the pact saying it could unbalance world security the comments from the russian leader came during a speech to the country's defense officials. so you are going to be in this was the way it is you will in your social sort of. the u.s. leave the i.m.f. a nuclear missile treaty could have serious negative consequences is weakening regional and global safety it could collapse the whole architecture of arms control and le nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. putin has focused a lot on this deal and his position has remained unchanged the united states pulling out of it unilaterally will do a lot of harm and no good really in fact i should say this correlates with what many other nations have been saying as world because see back in the day when this deal was signed between the united states and then the soviet union essentially and did the arms race so the world could breathe freely for once and nowadays its main
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purpose is viewed as this crucial tool of deterrence as this tool of containment of not allowing this called war this arms race to restart this is why we've heard so much concern coming out of europe just a few months ago when the united states only announced their intentions to pull out of the deal because after all europe would then find itself between a rock and a hard place the united states and russia well a lot of putin also says that in fact the united states intentions to pull out of the deal are well based on a false pretext of alyson. look. as a reason for the unilateral withdrawal from the i.m.f. the us use the familiar trivial way unsubstantiated accusations of russia violating its obligations under the treaty or the us already violated it themselves did it a long time ago another reason why washington wants out of the deal is because it
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binds only the united states and russia and so as washington puts it other nations all other nations in the world are free to pursue their military ambitions and goals. but according to blood i'm a putin this is hardly a probe. because he doesn't see an issue with inviting other nations to join the deal instead of killing a good document instead of killing a good treaty that works but right now of course it looks like that washington is on its way out and sort of quoting to vladimir putin russia in that case will have no other choice but to respond and to respond swiftly he said that. the school won't spend much time developing countermeasures for whatever the united states will have in store for russia then but the deal is a deal that aside it wasn't the only thing of course that lattimer putin talked about in front of all of those generals he once again reiterated the importance of combating terrorism in syria he also said that developing a nuclear capabilities of russia's military will remain
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a top priority has well as such things as developing military technology and unmanned warfare capabilities that is in store that is planned this is prioritized for twenty nineteen but all of that russia's president has stressed is only as a deterrent so that as a defensive and not an offensive plan. belgium's prime minister announced his resignation on tuesday following a split in his coalition after he signed on to a new un migration pact that followed the largest of the coalition ruling parties deciding to quit leaving trails michel leading a minority government right wing parties organize a rally in the belgian capital on sunday against the migration pact more than five thousand people came out onto the streets. was. was.
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i. i. was. thank you i was was i. the protesters tried to force their way into new buildings police responded with water cannons and tear gas to push them back that un migration pact was agreed to by more than one hundred sixty un member states any summit in america last monday it aims to find a common global approach to migration but critics say it will limit the ability of countries to shape their own migration policies belgian or lawyer and politician michelle moderate comment thinks that signing of the pact was a matter of principle for mr michel. martin and a class that fought for use. that it was
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a an important. question this. should at least for the end of the year which was the same issue last the largest party but it decided to make also in south and matter of principle or wrong the signature of this act obviously. no matter it t. anymore for we already. knew it with the. motion also no confidence filed by civil parties and he knew you were not here the majority was into this the void should it been cast. so this was the only way out. try to convience that it started with the speech. last. piece that
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you want to we're going to fight it into the dissolution. but curia understood that there was absolutely no support from the opposition parties to maintain these go for them even induce the conditions. the german football club was expecting a frosty reception after being drawn against a russian club in the europa league but to their surprise they are set to receive a much warmer welcome than expected.
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and that does it for me i'll be back in let's say thirty two minutes.
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is going. bankers are. the enemy full stop. join me every day. i'm sure. i'll see you then. this is boom bust broadcasting around the world and covering the world of business and finance that may impact upon all of us you me the guys behind the tree everybody i'm for children in washington thank you so much for being on board we're glad to have you coming up the day we look at us saudi relations with conservative
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commentator steve malzberg arm of the c.e.o. of the stock look at stocks going into next year twenty nineteen that's coming up but first we get some headlines with daniel britto let's go. to a major market moving address from chinese president xi jinping leads our global report today the chinese leader defended his policies even as he avoided direct references to increasingly urgent questions about the future direction of chinese economic policy in the face of u.s. president donald trump's china trade crusade threats to china's major tech companies and multiple signs of a slowing domestic economy mr xi dressing communist leaders said the chinese economic success happened quote precisely because we've been here to the central.


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