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tonight a possible to sim from a should experiment is revealed in the us outlining how democrats seemingly so often republican rival in the twenty seventh senate race so claimed the new york times journalist sat in all the meetings to create fake russians bought we'll tell you all about it. because reportedly seen entering a city in northern syria that a kurdish held territory as a high level delegation from turkey agrees to coordinate with russia to return on syria here in moscow that was earlier today bringing the bus to. the scandal surrounding the disgraced advisor to the french president why does his reports claim alexandra panellist been using
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a diplomatic passport along after he was dismissed for attacking a protest. by their very good evening here in moscow this is out international when he was careful in welcoming to this hour's live news update from our studio h.q. in first an alleged meddling campaign has been revealed during the twenty seventeen alabama senate election in the u.s. reporter from the media group buzz feed now claims a journalist from the new york times joined a meeting of the anti republican campaign group the u.s. state of alabama's launch an investigation which involves the co-founder of linked in reid hoffman who allegedly donated millions of dollars to the project seems aimed at making a thousand fake russian bought some social media reportedly to discredit a republican rival he betrayed us with us really before we get cracking with this is going to say i thought just show the wrong. be honest there but it all went
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right ok i want to make sure we show the right times paper this is the new york times we're talking about ok take us through this we started reporting about this yesterday the story broke but a week ago well we today was all started a little bit with the background again it's now official now that we have this apology from mr haldeman who was the sponsor of project burning that's how they're calling it americans and not the russians have at least in one case set up an army of pseudo russian bots for some shady election tricks for this story to be revealed it took more than a year while now bus is revealing some other details which could make this story much more serious because scott shane the author of the new york times article which originally shed light on what the democrats were up to and alabama last year he actually turned out to speak out an event for the very same group that was
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behind it and that happened back in september however none of this was disclosed in his own new york times article while mr sheen says he thought it wasn't necessary to do that i don't think there's any kind of disclosure that's relevant so i'm happy to be corrected if you've been to meet with intelligence or defense officials i've been off the record meeting it's always a tradeoff as to what the ground rules of whether you get something useful for your readers and in this case i did get something useful. well what's even more important here is the question why that very event happened in september but as we know the new york times article came out ten days ago only so why this kind of times that's more than three months plus bus feeders also sign some kind of report they say that they've obtained a copy of it which appears to be
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a summary of conclusions and assessments of how project birmingham birmingham worked so if you just compare the language that is used by the new york times and the language in that report there are many differences in it for example in the new york times this whole thing is called a secret experiment and the report is referred to as an operation to influence the outcome of the hour about alabama story senate race and then there's also the assessment as to how much it influenced the actual results of the election and the new york times piece it says that perhaps the effect was too little to be significant for that effect then that's as opposed to the things that we read in that report where it says that it actually had an enormous influence on the turnout now we asked both the new york times and the author of the article himself for comment but they didn't get back to us for now still. watch this space maybe they
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still will move move closer to the middle the festive period except. now i spoke to media outlets to tell me that the mainstream media is using supposed russian meddling as a political tool. but 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 and we have the spokes booking themselves i mean everyone is poor. 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 the story this question since may of two thousand and seventeen he has not come up with one bit of
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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 for order to for other purposes. the diplomats and high ranking military officials from turkey have agreed to coordinate with russia on the syria crisis of holding talks here in moscow which finishes a few hours ago it comes off the situation in syria escalated following donald trump's surprise decision to pull u.s. troops out of the country with more on today's talks reporting. 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 cardew nato to work on the ground now off to u.s. and nouns. joe it is expected to take up to one hundred days but certainly tastes
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change in this situation already now specially even the area east of the euphrates river 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's 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
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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 from 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 the estonia group to finish his work as as soon. possible would not interfere in his continued work oh no there was a feeling that based sides both russia and turkey i 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
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a long awaited peace will finally be returning to this war torn country. meantime turkish armored vehicles have reportedly been seen entering the northern city of to rubble those has been posting its move from present on both sides of the border with syria since donald trump and most troop withdrawal mid december troublous has run forty kilometers from the city where the syrian army says it's no control they were deployed there after an appeal from civilians and kurdish fighters who fear a turkish offensive it goes down off explains the crucial role the kurds play in all of 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
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forces on the front line the kurds know all to 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
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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're already against syria's 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 man beach and the feet of turkish threats . in response to the requests of the population of man be huge 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
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first time in years. after weeks of turmoil of violent protests in france the anti-government yellow vests movement says it isn't finished and that they are 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 over there will be a small break over the holidays and in january it will start all over again so we are showing that we are here we are showing that we are not tied so not quite on the same scale as before but some yellow vests are out in paris for seventh week and the roads that they the number scuffles with police the rest were made on thursday city officials said that the new year's eve celebrations on the shelves lisa will go ahead despite protests being planned the action started back in november when thousands of people gathered to demonstrate against a fuel price hike.
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some of the yellow vests could even be heard chanting their thanks to us r.t. as protesters gathered near outside a french media building seemingly praising our channels and shining a spotlight on the protests indeed we have covered those protests numerously since november. philosopher has been reflecting on the french protesting mood in a new r.t. project it's called how to watch the news he says the whole political system needs an overhaul but you can watch the first part of his mini series on the you tube channel is quite low if you get to ask ordinary people what they want they want to get fed we want a stronger of course we eat less or whatever no you get through all four of them
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something they don't even know that it may sort of again this is right this protest get your best out of it because they seek to know that we are approaching a deadlock. with. what they think we need in light. leadership. and not afraid to think he might forward i'm not being. bureaucrat the socialism this is a side the i would like to believe in a society where a state bureaucracy or some kind of whatever the public good are going to be somehow organized this baby he could be in a way which none impenetrable to me somehow water comes electricity comes that he tells the cat and so on i don't have to know how old dish works i can leave my own needs i think that defeats the future and we shouldn't be afraid to put
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in as our motto again if you can bureaucracy and a level of i'll get apes in the sights internationally it's exactly quarter past the hour and i proposed eight moscow time thanks for watching in this festive period coming up a lot more news record low trading on one of the biggest days of the year when to shivers through wall street we got the details on that and more women come back. i've been saying the numbers mean some a matter of us is over one trillion dollars and. more than ten times happier each. eighty five percent of global wealth to the rich eight point six percent markets thirty percent. some with four hundred to five hundred three per circuit. and
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one rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar ai industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only numbers you need to remember one one showed ford to miss the one and only. welcome to the crystal ball edition of crossfire what can we expect in the new year we have a great lineup of guests telling us they think. french politicians are demanding explanations from president they want to know why
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a disgraced former advisor still has diplomatic immunity apparently represents france abroad still others entrepreneur reportedly used a diplomatic passport during business trips off to his dismissal before a presidential security advisor was fired in the summer off the video emerged showing him viciously beating a protester while the preliminary investigation is being launched in paris french politicians say people with this status can't travel 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 governmental body which allowed mr bernard law to make visits to the country via standard diplomatic procedures if present a court the thought in this year couldn't get any worse off the weeks of violent
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protests engulfing france think again now his disgraced former bodyguard alexander 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 corner 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 there would have been despite the commitments made by the person in question it's alleged he used them doing a trip to africa including
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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 benalla. with regard to current personal it to the ask you to ensure there 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
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now questioning whether man can still has ties to his former confidant 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 of the image of someone who was sanctioned after what happened in may 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 meaning you know people official people you know in africa if this person is no one you know according to a 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
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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. the british government's been 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 twenty twenty two and to use environmentally friendly alternatives but critics were point quick to point out that the government's own national program to deliver fruit vegetables to schools makes extensive use of plastic packaging a co-founder of the campaign group a plastic planet believes the government's anything but a paragon of eco virtue. 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
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leadership meaning 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 should be packaged in plastic it's it's matt 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 be you kate 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 as part of a wider drive produce 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 pounds for plastic bags given out in stores the possible changes could come into
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effect in january twenty twenty sort of our mental journalist all of a tickle he says although commendable cutting up plastic in a single shot could pose challenges the real problem is that he's cheap such a good job. in keeping food fresh and in reducing waste in the supply. and so if we have to take past the kind of stories where then i think we shift to another material which we also have. all we will find the cost of food goes up and that we. move. is it is being damaged wasted in the supply chain and that show lives. and that we are replacing one problem with another.
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it seems that facebook has its own complex rules when it comes to banning members and some of those surprising guidelines and published in the new york times.
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elsewhere it's been a bumpy ride for u.s. stocks in recent months with markets hitting a story close blue chip companies the market leaders like facebook like i was in like google all start of a slump back at all investors were apparently reacting to the ongoing trade war between america and china and christmas eve saw another plunge with us democrats quick to blame the president they're for. today's events have made one thing clear president trump is plunging the country into chaos the stock markets down another five hundred points general mattis is stepping down donald trump though sees the u.s. central banking system the federal reserve as the main source of the problems in fact in a tweet he even compared it to powerful goal from camp but some are blaming the market disability on another source computer technology they're going off another tangent here an 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
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humans and can check huge volumes of numbers in seconds we heard from economics professor richard werner about this theory he says central banks are behind the instability. i think mostly we're witnessing the results of this policy of central banks massively expanding their balance sheets creating a whole lot of money and purchasing financial assets and investors realizing that some stage you know there's this game can't go on. in the us the central bank has already over the past year given clear signals that they want to change things and they have tightened and they have reduced their credit creation their money creation and also the signal that most people watch interest rates which actually follow growth they've been raising as a result of strong economic growth in the us i don't think that the trade war. with
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china or arbor. you know interventions that we've recently had are really the key factor here. third finally this far this age as a mother when a young at heart and for one russian grammy that means clocking up more and more skydives.
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yes. yes. yes he would want. to use it. so they have many many many more to show you will. always more. social media here in moscow this saturday night so i'm kevin i know best for me the rest of the team has celebrated the festivities right now of course and watching all. you know a lot of crazy things going up
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a lot of people you know. twitter rising and occasionally somebody pops up with something really. nice 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 states is drug abuse started going after the users in the prison population. we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like criminals while i was on the hill like. the war on drugs the stakes here are with numbers of people who are in prison for. sins for owner minor offenders in the drug trade it's a lot watching your children grow up and miss you in wave and say by day as you're
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walking out of this it's just it doesn't get easy. welcome to a very special episode of redacted. camp and i'm joined for i think the first time we all four of us have been to the death i'm joined but john of o'donnell now i'm a girl. feels a little crowded as very crowded very crowded and we have little place mats. but this is a bizarre bizarre because we went down to miami always out of miami nebraska actually now miami florida miami bred to rescue gets no love there with no less or less or no but we went down to miami we did another redacted stand up comedy special and we ended up with some amazing footage that we burned you know we have it here for you right now and and i don't know well that's real quick real quick.

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