we will talk to. us. as an investigation into meddling in a senate election campaign in twenty seventeen pro-democratic groups. used to discredit a republican rival. reportedly seen. as a high level delegation from turkey with russia. to the french president. diplomatic. after he was dismissed for a. six
pm on saturday. welcome to world news from. the u.s. state of alabama has launched a probe into an alleged meddling campaign during a twenty seventeen local senate election which had been blamed on russia but it now appears to have been created much closer to home it turns out the democratic billionaire funded the u.s. group to make a fake russian on social media allegedly to discredit a republican rival picks up the story. the attorney general for the u.s. state of alabama is looking into democratic party. during the twenty seven special election it appears that roy moore the republican candidate may have lost due to some shady activities that did not come from russia 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 it's been revealed that during the special election
democratic party operatives worked on facebook and twitter to undermine roy morris campaign now doug jones the democrat who won is backing a federal investigation i'd like to see the federal election commission and the justice department look at this to see if there were any laws being violated and if they would prosecute those responsible this came to undermine and was pretty simple create fake facebook pages and russian accounts on twitter to confuse republican voters this gave the false impression that roy morris campaign was backed by the kremlin and it put it into the mix of anti russian hysteria and the operation was carried out by the pro democratic party cyber security firm known as the new knowledge jonathan morgan the c.e.o. of new knowledge is actually considered to be an expert on these kinds of issues he apparently is the mastermind behind hamilton sixty eight a website that frequently reports on social media activities which it blames on russia saying that they're intending to sow discord at the same time new knowledge
helped release a senate report that was considered to be a bombshell about alleged russian meddling in the us presidential elections the irony is that jonathan morgan who says he's against dissin from asian is now banned from facebook for just that we take a strong stand against people who say sions to create networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are will be doing it seems that these companies have all become meddling experts for the mainstream media that frequently covers reports about alleged russian descent from asia to get out of apparently has not chosen to run with this story the revelations were revealed on december nineteenth but it was only on december twenty seventh that c.n.n. chose to report on this this information they only did so after there had been some outcry that 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 i wonder. how much coverage this new piece of information will get as we
uncover some of the mystery behind the alleged russian bots and find out they didn't come from russia at all. r t new york media analyst daniel told us the mainstream media is using supposed russian meddling as a political tool. 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 we have the spooks booking themselves i mean everyone is pointing to russia they're putting out dubious information about russian influence and then they're trying to use. the specter of russian influence in order to influence american elections so it's like you know it's like it's media disinformation squared mueller has been looking investigating this story this
question since may of two thousand and seven team he has not come up with one bit of evidence of collusion between the trump campaign and the kremlin all along it was quite evident that the the story was very different the story was how the russia gate story was being concocted in order to were ordered to for other purposes. diplomats and high ranking military officials from turkey have agreed to coordinate with russia on the syria crisis the holding talks in moscow which wrapped up a few hours ago it comes after the situation in syria escalated following donald trump surprise decision to pull u.s. troops out of the country with more on today's talks his money if an option. despite the meeting taking place in snow in moscow that is now as you can see totally into new year holiday season very serious topics on the agenda series fate
and russia turkey carbonated work on the ground now off to u.s. and nouns joe it is expected to take up to one hundred days but certainly change in this situation already now specially in the area east of the euphrates river and this is where the american military have been present once they're out this territory that is now officially under the control of the kurdish forces may become especially vulnerable and that's especially after cherokee say it's he's getting ready for a military assault against kurds in syria's north korea that and kara's sees as terrorists so the russian and turkish delegations that included intelligence chiefs defense ministers and top diplomats met in moscow to discuss how to avoid any military confrontation on the ground in that area what should be done to boost
joint work to return the refugees back to syria all displaced people back to their homes in syria's north speaking to media following the meeting russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has specifically mentioned the work being done regarding syrian constitutional committee that plays a very important role in a political solution to syria's crisis for let's take a listen. during the talks we specifically mentioned that russia and turkey with the participation of iranian colleagues did everything promise to create a syrian constitutional committee this is being done by all states as mediators between the syrian government and opposition and we hope that those including our western partners he called us down a group to finish his work as soon. as possible would not interfere in his continued work oh no there was a feeling the base sides both russia and turkey are rather optimistic on how things develop on the ground and they have expressed their hatred and believe that the new
year will bring more positive changes to syria and maybe a long awaited peace will finally return to this war torn country. or if a national reporting there meanwhile turkish armored vehicles have reportedly been seen entering the northern city of trouble this has been boosting its military presence on both sides of its border with syria since donald trump announced that troop withdrawal. around forty kilometers from the city of man beach where the syrian army says it's now in control they were deployed there after an appeal from civilians and kurdish fighters who fear a turkish vantive he explains the crucial role the kurds play in all this. they call themselves freedom fighters turkey calls them terrorists the us use them as their proxy army well after this used to there will be a strong deliberate and orderly withdrawal of u.s. forces from syria very deliberate very orderly turkey has already begun massing its
forces on the front line and the kurds know all too world the consequences of that they've been there with afrin back in january the turks launched operation olive branch against the minorities northern most territories there were reports the syrian army could have intervened but in the end the kurds put on a brave face and decided to go it alone and their friend fell and quickly for the turkish army the operation was hardly more challenging than a drill. the turks almost move deeper to another major kurdish stronghold of man bitch their u.s. generals literally had to put their bodies between the two to prevent bloodshed now
the u.s. is abandoning syria and the kurds while erdogan has been making it clear that a kurdish held man bitch just won't stand with them these terrorists have to go to the east of the euphrates if they do not leave we will send them that was postponed eventually but not indefinitely unless the kurds leave man bitch. we already again serious division entire aim is to make terrorist organizations leave the area if the terrorists leave then there is no work left for us anyway the american withdrawal has left the kurds with a limited number of options really so they've turned to damascus asking to shield them we invited the syrian government which we belong to to send its armed forces to take over these positions and protect month beach and the feast of turkish threats. 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 bridge and
so there they are the government forces have entered the kurdish kingdom for the first time in years. gyptian authorities say that forty suspected terrorists have been killed in police raids in giza near cairo and north sinai the operation comes after friday's deadly attack on a tourist bus near the giza pyramids four people were killed and a dozen injured by a roadside bomb three vietnamese tourists died along with an egyptian guide no groups claimed responsibility for the attack so far the authorities say they received a tip off that more terror attacks were being prepared against tourist sites and churches which help them locate and eliminate the terrorists in the early hours of saturday the bus attack on friday marks the first since three foreign tourists were killed and three others injured in the resort city of her garden in july last year . it's been a bumpy ride for u.s. stocks in recent months with markets hitting historic lows and unwanted record set on christmas eve and october blue chip companies like facebook amazon and google
all ended down investors were apparently reacting to the ongoing trade war between the united states and china christmas eve saw another plunge and the democrats were quick to blame the president. today's events have made one thing clear president trump is plunging the country into chaos the stock market's down another five hundred points general mattis is stepping down. donald trump both sees the u.s. central banking system the federal reserve as the main source of the problem in a tweet even compared to a powerful golfer can put some though the blaming the market instability on another source computer technology around eighty five percent of all trade is controlled by programs designed to buy and sell according to market data the algorithms work much faster than humans and can check huge volumes of numbers in a matter of seconds until commentator charlie boyle predicts more upheaval ahead for wall street the next year is going to bring a crash much worse than two thousand and eight we had a lot of systems are good rhythmic bass trading and
a lot of financial products that were basically made up and systems were enhancing that but then you have the human nature side of markets which which corrects and as it as it should these these bubbles are going to correct again and this is why we're experiencing a dip in the stock market at the moment we've got these artificially inflated stocks all around the world and the interest rates have been crazily low and the only people who have been benefiting from that is the is the rich institutions. but it's going to come to a head but the biggest the biggest one issue over the next half a half the year i'd say is the is the debt we've got more debt than we've ever had multiple times and the problems are much bigger than we had in two thousand and eight so they can't print any more money they can't reduce interest rates any lower and men most of the banks even if you increases the interest rates a small amount they'll flexibly been the insolvent. after weeks of turmoil and
violent protests in france the anti-government yellow vests movement says it still isn't finished and that they're simply taking a break for the holidays. what everyone needs to understand is that we've decided that we won't stop the movement it's not all there will be a small brick or the whole day's end in january it will start all over again so we are sure when that we are here we are showing that we are not tired. not quite on the same scale as before but some yellow vests are out in paris for a seventh weekend in a row this saturday where a number of scuffles with police and arrests were made on thursday city officials said that the new year's eve celebrations on the shelves the lead and the least i will go ahead despite for the protests being planned action started in november when thousands of people gathered to demonstrate against the fuel price hike.
of philosophy. reflecting on the french protesting mood in a new r.t. project called how to watch the news saying the whole political system needs an overhaul and you can watch the first part of the mini series on our you tube channel but here is a quick look for you. if you had to ask ordinary people what would they want they would have said we want a stronger of course we eat less or whatever no you can't do all four of them something did they don't even know that it may sort of a dead. protest or get out of it because they seek to know that we are approaching a deadlock. but they think we need. leadership and look afraid we might
forward that i mean look. the iraq and arctic socialism the society i would like to leave the short side to where i state bureaucracy or some kind of whatever public there ocracy somehow organize this basic think in a way which none impenetrable to me somehow water comes electricity comes that it's health care and so on i don't have to mow how all this works i can live in my own needs. i think that this is the future and we shouldn't be afraid to put this as our model again as different bureaucracy and a level of as a nation. and i say age doesn't matter when you're young at heart and for one russian granny that means clocking up more and more skydives. but.
after the break claims that a sack french presidential advisor is still using his diplomatic credentials. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten thousand dollars fine tamping each day. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to the rich eight point six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred three per cent his first second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need
to remember is one one business shows you can afford to miss the one and only. welcome to the crystal ball edition of crosstalk what can we expect in the new year we have a great lineup of guests telling us they think. back french politicians are demanding explanations from president mccrum they want to know why a disgraced former advisor still has diplomatic immunity and apparently represents france abroad alexander the reportedly used the diplomatic passport during business trips off to his dismissal the former presidential security adviser was fired in
the summer after video emerged showing him viciously beating a protester while the preliminary investigations are being launched in paris french politicians say people with his status called trouble without the knowledge of the foreign ministry. when you want to visit a country with a diplomatic passport you need to send a verbal note your ministry of foreign affairs informs the embassy when you're arriving to facilitate the visa process if the ministry is not able to provide us with a verbal no then the must have been an intervention from outside maybe from a higher government or body which allowed mr bernard law to make visits to the country via standard diplomatic procedures if person a call in the thought it may seem you couldn't get any worse off the weeks of violent protests engulfing france think again now he's disgraced former bodyguard alexander pope another is back for a second bite of the cherry it's emerged he may have been using diplomatic post boards obtained during his time working from that call one of which is said to have
been issued trusted confidant only weeks after being filmed beating up a protest was . was the french foreign ministry says it's just for their return and says they should only be used for official for it any use of these passports since then would have been despite the commitments made by the person in question it's alleged he used them doing a trip to africa including a visit to chaired where he said to have met the country's president that meeting came just weeks before korn made an official trip to chant and was forced to red faced to give an explanation this person was
a no win official or an official intermediary on the foreign minister that diplomatic advisor to the president and his africa advisor representing the head of state in africa president macron wants to inter. i live with the use of intermediaries especially in africa though the former aide maintains he never represented himself as anything but a private investor corns office has formally rubik banal or. with regard to current personal it of it is ask you to ensure there are conducted with strict respect for the confidentiality and ethical responsibilities of your time in this office. despite neely's a trying to distance itself even further from the nella opposition politicians are now questioning whether a man called still has twice to his former confidant so this is having them as this could potentially short circuit french diplomacy who examined the now a good bit of danger for the republic this man is different from the image of
someone who was sanctioned after what happened in me and who up to this action has received two diplomatic passports when you have a diplomatic passport means that you go you speak for the country so of course on this one like why you see meeting you know people official people you know in africa if this person is no one you know according to a two to the government if it's not a diplomat if it's not a friend if it's not an advisor then what he is then who is i mean otherwise you know why he had those passport back and who given this passport back so obviously there's a connection like somehow somewhere with one person or different people maybe the president's else i don't know but if what has been revealed you know for the past few hours about his few trips in africa if this is true then it's very concerning.
british government being slammed for its latest push to reduce the use of plastic in british schools the education secretary is calling on all schools to drop single use plastic items by two thousand and twenty two and use environmentally friendly alternatives but critics were quick to point out that the government's own national program to deliver fruit and vegetables to schools makes extensive use of plastic packaging the co-founder of the campaign group a plastic planted believes the government's anything but a power going to be covert you. if the u.k. government is going to encourage organizations like schools to reduce their plastic usage to create plastic free schools then of course they must also show by leadership by cutting out as much plastic as they can possibly do it is not defensible for the government of the u.k. to send out calls to schools to say let's cut down on plastic in communication that is that. it's it's math i think at the moment the u.k.
particularly there is a huge amount of noise about plastic i think we're probably the noisiest nation about plastic in europe if not the world and it's very easy for people outside b u k to think that we are actually showing extreme leadership in this issue then that noise is translated into action but the reality is we are. in the u.k. and we need to speed up. the target for schools is part of a wider drive to reduce the use of plastic in the u.k. among other things it wants a ban on plastic straws and cotton buds as well as an increase from five to ten pence the plastic bags that are given out in shops the possible changes could come into effect in january twenty twenty environmental journalist oliver to cal told us that although commendable cutting out plastic in a single shot could pose challenges. the real problem is that passive his cheek a little such a good job is in keeping food fresh and in reducing food waste in the
supply chain. and so if we have to take passing out stories where then i that we shift to another material which will also have. its. own although we will find that the cost of food goes up and that we are and more food is it is being damaged in the food wasted in the supply chain and that show lives short. and that we are reposing want problem with another oh. i saved that facebook has its own complex rules when it comes to banning members and some of those surprising guidelines have been published in the new york times.
politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. more somehow want to. have to like to be crossed it's like that before three in the morning and people that i'm interested always in the waters of our. city. my son versus doing drugs my nephew 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. stage is drug abuse we started going after the users in a prison populations who are 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 the war on drugs was a mistake there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for inconceivable long sentence in this 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 a business it's just it doesn't get easier. max scherzer this is the really poor you know twitter's got a lot of crazy things going on a lot of people you know. twitter arising and occasionally somebody pops up or something really insightful really interesting stories or yes i had a very interesting engagement on twitter right before christmas and it's really
relevant to all of our stories that we've been focusing on including cantillon a fact and money printing by the central banks around the world of course the european central bank has stopped. asset purchases this month so they're ending quantitative easing for the moment anyway and here's a tweet that i responded to this is from mark j. valid gigantic e.c.b. money printing q.e. programme will and after one thousand three hundred and seventy one days that was from march of two thousand and fifteen to december twenty eighth seen total money created two point six trillion euros that's per day and an amount equal to euro one point eight nine six point four two five nine six so almost two billion euros per day per person in the euro zone that equal to seven thousand six hundred fourteen euro's he asked everybody who did not receive this sum of money was robbed