midnight right now in the headlines the state of alabama looks into whether or not a pro democratic party operation involving thousands of. bots violated campaign laws and also if it cost the republican candidate is see. store to watch the next few days syrian forces say they've entered the northern city of man be it comes at the request they say of civilians and kurds in the area or turkey masses troops for possible offensive. france plans of control still despite a number of serious injuries among those yellow vests protesters of late caused by rubber bullets.
there very early saturday morning twenty ninth of december here in moscow life martin discredited pro democratic party operation and whether or not it illegally impacted on the senate race there back in twenty seventeen the operation involved more than a thousand fake russian language twitter accounts designed to appear as if they were backing a republican rival the information is concerning the impact it had on the election is something that's significant for us to explore and we'll go from there. those behind the alabama scheme were meant to be tracking fake russian accounts but next was kind of moping reports this morning that in fact created their own some of the activity pointed to as alleged russian meddling in the united states was actually being carried out by the cyber security form new knowledge that this new knowledge outfit was carrying out activity designed to look like russian meddling in order to
hurt roy moore the republican candidate democrat jones who won the race against roy moore he has come forward and said he supports a federal investigation into these new revelations i'd like to see the federal election commission and the justice department look at these to see if there were any laws being violated and if they would prosecute those responsible linked in's co-founder reid hoffman has come forward and actually apologized to the republican candidate roy moore for the fact that he contributed money to an outfit that apparently worked to discredit roy moore during the election hofmann contributed seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to american engagement technologies of which one hundred thousand dollars went to a cyber security firm known as new knowledge and now new knowledge during the election created over a thousand russian language accounts on twitter and then had those accounts follow roy moore this created then the impression that roy moore was getting russian support it's no surprise that trump a supporting more they both have
a deep love of country the country's russia but still rock critic of good question by jews for you know it's pretty alarming when a guy's lips in a fluent russian or speaks fluent russian and his russian is everywhere year later it's moving closer to the oval office new knowledge is tied to hamilton sixty eight which is a web site that apparently purports to be tracking the activity of russian bots and trolls on the internet and apparently new knowledge this entity tied with hamilton sixty eight which is widely quoted in u.s. mainstream media the new york times the washington post c.n.n. and other out. turn to hamilton sixty eight which works with new knowledge in order to report on the activity of russian trolls and bots.
d n n apparently has not chosen to run with this story the revelations were revealed they came out they became public on december nineteenth but it was only on december twenty seventh that c.n.n. chose to report on this this information and they only did so after there had been some outcry the daily caller and others had written articles about cnn's ignoring of this story and their reporting on it was very short now we've reached out to c.n.n. to see why they haven't jumped on this story and we are waiting for a response the media are so heavily invested in this russia gate story which is turning out to be a non-story or actually
a very misleading story but they're not willing to admit it they sort of can't process this new information because it goes counter to their narrative so they're trying to ignore it the big media the corporate media is trying to play it down pretend they're hoping will just go away. it looks as well as much of this could we want to watch of the coming days weeks the syrian military no saying government forces of into the northern city of at the request of civilians and kurdish fighters in the area it comes as the kurds try to strengthen the city's defense amid an upcoming potential turkish offensive considers kurdish fighters to be terrorists is our middle east correspondent paula slayer what we see happening is that the conflict in the northern syrian city of monday's continues to escalate now we are receiving reports from the syrian military that they soldiers have entered the city at the request of the kurdish fighters and civilians who live there and the concern from locals is that they need assistance against
a possible upcoming offensive from the turkish side we invited the syrian government which we belong to to send its armed forces to take over these positions and protect man beach and the friess of turkish threats. yeah i mean in response to the request of the population of man beach the syrian government and its armed forces announce it is sending in troops to man page however right now we are receiving reaction from the turkish side and they say that the claims from the syrian military that they have taken control of the city of members are nothing more than psychological warfare and that the situation at this point in time remains saw some definite now all of this comes as the american president donald trump made the surprise announcement that he was withdrawing american troops from syria of course the americans have been giving a lot of support in the form of weapons and the like to the y.p. who are the syrian kurdish fighters and what we now hear happening is that what this possible upcoming turkish offensive those on the ground many locals fear and
feel that they have been betrayed by the americans. over the past couple of years americans give the best safety and stability for the north of syria this region and of syria entirely are going to be destabilized people shall flee and terrorism will prevail the american withdrawal will destabilize the security we have had for a couple of years in this region. the american withdrawal from unleashed by donald trump was disappointing for the city as i said all men because residents are afraid that others might come to loot just as it happened during the era we want to say situation meanwhile the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov on saturday will be meeting with his turkish counterparts to discuss the situation in the region and specifically in syria now lavrov has already commented on the growing tensions and he has said that he feels that the allied forces will need to bear the brunt of the american withdrawal from syria so it seems like washington wants to shift
responsibility onto its called partners in syria and put additional financial burden on its allies in the region now as the situation continues to escalate on the ground we are bracing for potential showdown between the united states and turkey amongst others all spoke to security political analyst. who believes that the kurdish crisis could only be resolved with a political solution. the syrian army is you know can be flexible and inflexible at the same time it can be flexible if there is a situation that can create stability there is an agreement to morrow is a decisive day foreign minister lavrov will meet with his counterpart from from turkey it is important to see if agreement can be reached to control the situation if the syrian army is capable i think it is capable but with the backing of the russian army and the iranians to actually control the situation for all and create you know certain dialogue. that turkey the kurdish problem there is
a kurdish problem in the north part of syria and in the north part of iraq and it's affecting the security in turkey and this matter will have to be resolved it can only be resolved politically that is the position of the foreign minister of russia however you know the turks would have to pay a proper price for their miscalculations by delving into syria and creating this chaos and contributing to this chaos. the french interior ministry is playing to boost the drug control arsenal purchasing more weapons of those rubber bullets spot a number of serious injuries among the yellow vesper test as of late caused by the non-lethal i mean nation numerous warnings from human rights groups over the use shallow tube and ski again reporting tonight from paris for you well there are lots of dangers from these l b d forty's or more commonly known as flash for weapons that they used to launch things tear gas grenades sound grenades and even these rubber bullets and those can all do significant damage if they hit people in those
protests people with broken bones fractured teeth breezing internal injuries we even saw a number of crew being injured over the last few weeks by some of the items that are being shot out of those flash balls but the injuries can be even more serious and not for some people they can be life changing around the monument the monument . ok i'm all right. why would the french government want to pull states off still all these flash wars they can as they say launch things such as this the rubber bullets well that's largely due to the protests that we've seen in france over the last few weeks the country has been the gulf by these violent protests for some people describing them as being who post royals in half a century i. think. and
they've actually been some specifically into the injuries caused as a result of rubber bullets with many civil liberties groups just saying that they shouldn't be used now a group of u.s. academics published a study in december of last year saying that fifteen percent of people who were injured by rubber bullets specifically actually ended up with permanent injuries with the majority of people losing their sight they said three percent of those injured specifically by rubber bullets actually went on to lose their lives so the question is why is the french government still deciding to go with using the flash tools which have been proven in some cases to can be deadly and still wanting to
spend more than two million euros on its version of protecting the state. in distributer a search next to tell you about the common stereotype that we sometimes hold of terrorists is being challenged by a study in the united states after nine eleven the so-called average terrorist was often portrayed as you know she wasn't as a muslim or of arab descent with often arabic as the lead. which is a choice and they also commonly were thought to have beards as well if a male but a study by global policy think tank the rand corporation has found that the reality could be very different indeed they claim that the majority of terrorist recruited in the us are from caucasian or from african-american background the study also indicates that young males are likely to be radicalized or more likely to be radicalized get that message not new though but it went on to say that those being recruited crucially have nothing distinctive about them and those findings come in contrast the stereotypes familiar with the social g. professor safe down there believes this is lead to some dangerous assumptions along
the way they're for. but tribute inc any. any any issue to race basically is intended primarily to result and blanket condemnation and blanket condemnation of the people of the middle east are up some muslims and all the people of the middle east was actually necessary for the for the us policy in the region although it was from day one understood by most social scientists to be based on a false premise but obviously it was setting up political strategy and the political strategy required a blanket condemnation and a mass generalization of the notion of to apply to any person coming from the region or the middle east region north africa and southeast asia and the study that uses race as a primary viable to explain or to just default to. find out facts about crime or about terrorism is actually highly misleading let alone actually is
a very racist. at least two people have been killed after a tourist bus hit a roadside bomb near gazer in egypt these pictures the latest from the same couple hours ago these come in authorities say the deceased from viet nam a dozen other people have been injured chinese nationals are said with monks the last time very close to the famous permits it was a big tourist attraction of this time here and there of course on the outskirts of the capital cairo. ahead of the news to come here from art international a so-called golden era in british chinese relations has been put to the test again over certain smartphone joined i'm sure you may well know the name will tell you more when we combat that.
i guess is out international the british the french ministers voices deep concerns about a possible spying threat from the chinese tech giant way it comes amid a confrontation ongoing between the company of the u.k.'s closest ally the united states reports. they seemed like the best of friends one side with cash to flash the other keen to court chinese investment you have a golden era of u.k. china relations and what about the relations between britain and china of very good issues in the past i think we've come to an understanding over. premier li said yesterday this should be an indispensable partnership. we have cemented britain's position as china's best partner in the west with the u.k. playing bragg's it really with brussels trade ties with china seem as important as
ever but there's a bone of contention coming between london and beijing or rather a phone of contention we've got to look at what partners such as australia in the us doing in order to ensure that they have the maximum security of the five g. network and we've got to recognise the fact there's been recently exposed the chinese state does sometimes aren't in the maligned way while our way is one of china's most important tech companies that the world's second largest mobile phone producer and it makes the laptops and tablets gadgets that rival apple and samsung but crucially weiwei also sells some of the communications hardware that allows mobile phone and wireless networks to operate and when the u.s. currently embroiled in a tip for tat trade war with beijing the chinese tech giant has come into the spotlight washington says it's concerned that using weiwei hardware will give
beijing the ability to spy on foreign countries and exert too much control over western infrastructure by the way has raise serious concerns among u.s. officials for a potential role in cyber espionage given their reported links to china's state security services and wire way threaten the security of our networks. due to their close ties to the chinese government and now the u.s. is pursuing well ways chief financial officer who was arrested in vancouver at washington's request to now faces extradition to the u.s. over possible violations of sanctions against iran but the case appears more than a little politicised the u.s. president suggested he might use china's tech princess as a bargaining chip with beijing if i think it's good for the country if i think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made which is a very important thing was good for national security i would certainly intervene
if i thought it was necessary australia or new zealand have followed the u.s. is lead and banned huawei from providing tech for its five g. rollout citing security risks the u.k. has yet to follow although there are murmurs in that direction what we're witnessing is more kayne of security hope something it can. russia for real and american only sees itself in a vulnerable position where it doesn't have secure access to this particular market over the margin or having talks in the back room between the american state department and the british foreign office trying to pressure raise or put leverage on the british government to come out and support the years sanctions to the tires of the have been shown but i don't think for one second that britain following america's foreign policy to dictate to the policy that britain needs to treat through the world after approach that there's little hard evidence of why our way
ever having engaged in any spying or handing over of data the company denies any ties to the chinese government beyond paying its taxes for the u.k. following washington's lead and banning way risk souring up until now fruitful friendship as well as slowing down the rollout of vital new technology for london it'll be a tough choice between wa way and the us way. coming to the end of the year was a good time to reflect look back a bit and twenty eighteen was a tough year for cryptocurrency bitcoin wasn't if you got some experts call of the year is bubble burst indeed and predicted its complete demise no less than ninety times. thank you i was. i was i cry
was. yeah the rollercoaster was twenty eight hundred for you could say poor all because maybe we got some well big the first mass decentralized digital currency created more comfortable conditions for trading transactions and gained wide popularity really quickly because enthusiasm told us what he expects of the cryptocurrency
rocky right this year. if you look at the big coin you know price bubble as you would say yeah you could say that maybe as has happened but the user adoption merchant adoption advances in the technology of the box in itself had twenty thousand is actually been a really good year for before and maybe again not so much for the price but if you're looking at the technological aspect of the blace in underlining because great year. i think that was more like mainstream media's portrayal of big point as like you know the get rich quick aspect of it during the boron of twenty team but i think there's kind of segue to into the mainstream more so moving into the the interest in the technology like how to block chain work where does the price come from other than speculation the actual technological advancements so i guess for that i could think that mainstream media. i don't think it's much more of
a risk than it was when they incorporated the internet into their business model what i think is it provides in credibility it may overpower any kind of security falls there's a lot of things that happened behind the scenes in banks i think that you know a lot of end users and customers of banks would benefit from banks using open ledgers and giving that you know trust listeners specked of a try when it comes to banking. just don't put more in than you're willing to lose and you won't have to worry too much about trading with emotional money motional money well no matter how you look at it that sounds like good advice we'll leave you that for for this half hour thank you for watching out international live from moscow broadcasting run the world as we do proud to be proud of you watching us as well i'm kevin allen from the team best of breed.
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cross talking some real news i'm joined by my guest here in moscow mark sloboda he's an international affairs and security analyst and we have dmitri bobbitt he's a political analyst and sputnik international hi gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it we're going to do with q. and a all of these questions here were sent by viewers over the last couple of days or so first question for more than a decade of preparations for the so-called arab spring western institutions organizations and research centers where the tool to sabotage the middle east and other areas now are we on the verge of a failure of western projects for syria and ukraine will we see a european spring soon. well i think that indeed there is a real crisis in europe because. the czech republic cotten go to he would romania they didn't join the european union as it is now they expected something else they expect.