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during drafts both russian and u.s. resolutions on venezuela fail in the un security council with the two nations a veto in each other's proposals for their deepening the still made over the latin american country. the united states will pursue all avenues to increase humanitarian assistance to venezuela and washington and london have both again dropped an entire nation of billions of dollars you first of all create great humanitarian problems and then you call upon the whole world to solve them. some it ends abruptly end with no deal in a stall over sanctions pyongyang says washington missed a rare chance to make progress over denuclearizing the korean peninsula.
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and facebook is accused of censoring conservative voices as a whistleblower reveals how the social network suppresses content and limits exposure. in the course of doing my duties i noticed other things that were going on accounts i would see it here on several different conservative pages. are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our genes. glad to have you with us right now tensions have been a high in the u.n. security council with both russia and the us bringing forward draft resolutions on the venezuela crisis however both proposals failed to pass. they're going to use them with us mindlessly we have reached the culmination of the american orchestrated double standards show over venezuela we look forward to genuinely free
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and fair elections and to a government that reflects the will and aspirations of the venezuelan people so you wouldn't go so money at the today's vote is an excellent example of why the veto rule is necessary for protecting the peace and people's right to determine their future today it was made very clear that irresponsible use of the veto actually makes the council a threat to peace and security of ogle's merely because opposed the united states will pursue all avenues to increase humanitarian assistance to venezuelans both inside and outside their country washington and london have both again robbed an entire nation of billions of dollars in the same time or pushing them to accept a pittance due to regime change as they say you first of all create great humanitarian problems and then you call upon the whole world to solve them now is the time to strengthen our commitment to the venezuelan people we call on members of the security council to join in this commitment. and i'd like to express
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satisfaction that a clear majority of the council did today thank you. both the russian and the u.s. resolutions didn't pass the voting in the un security council the russian one got less votes in favor that against four in favor and seven against the us draft was vetoed by russia and china the russian ambassador said that if the u.s. resolution had passed it would be the first case in history that the united nations security council deposed a legitimate leader and imposed another one to a sovereign country the venezuelan representative spoke as well calling to stop interfering in the matters of his country the power to this will has to do with having this when i'm sober at the end of an assault on people they behave like colonial east they are planning a plan just kind of peroration against it it's what i write out the same kind of took it up to force at the same time they are they stealing our money you see something outrageous indeed so i want your. time for you to know that there are
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institutions in this what i work in besides the presidency we have the supremes court and the supreme court is dealing with this mother and they are going to announce their decision in due time i cannot speak for them i believe you would see a very considerable reaction around the world if they detain or otherwise harm. interim president why don't i hope that's enough of a restraint on their conduct so the diplomatic community in the crossroads again the u.n. as thieves members who spoke after the voting called it to all of their colleagues to put their differences aside to resolve the venezuelan crisis reporting in new york treated each other as r.t. . the beta of the council hinged on venezuela's opposition leader one white oh white over is currently in brazil but he is planning to return home in the next few days we discussed of the division in international community over venezuela with
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investigative journalist andre might move in but. a bit of a lead role the international community of course is divided between those who are supporting the well look at yet another coup or are what they call regime change and. among those who are actually respecting the sort of energy and independence are going through gold going as well or a come through which is a democratic state a congress of scared the country sort of very many or governments are afraid actually to follow the same part so if well you support russia and china obviously you are risking that though your regime but also called the regime will be changed now it is very important that china and russia are standing shoulder to shoulder the friendly grin as well also we do have the international community are quite divided between the progressive nations and between the nations which will or will just either used for wink washington's dictate or they are too afraid to to
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actually contradict one of the worst in general. there were high hopes in hanoi but both donald trump and kim jong un have come away empty handed from their much anticipated second summit the talks ended earlier than expected within the u.s. president blaming north korea's demands over lifting sanctions for the failure to cut a deal it came as a surprise to many after the optimism shared by both leaders before the talks. if.
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the first summit was a great success and i think this one hopefully will be equal or greater than the first way he prefers it to pay for that. particular. deal filling us in this. might be the best it's. always have to be prepared to walk i could have signed an agreement today and then you people would have said what a terrible deal what a terrible thing he did you know you have to be prepared to walk we actually had papers ready to be side but it just wasn't appropriate i want to do it right i'd much rather do it right than do it fast. well the north korean foreign ministry has since issued
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a statement claiming that they did not ask for all sanctions to be lifted just most of them and they also said washington had missed a rare chance reiterating that their position on denuclearization will not change our porter in no way sums up the second day of the summit the. talks were cut short because no agreement was made the two were actually supposed to have lunch and have a signing ceremony which never happened the reason behind that was because the leader of north korea actually wanted the sanctions unappealing lifted. what we propose was not the removal of all sanctions but their partial removal this proposal was the biggest equalization measure we can take at the present stage in relation to the current level of confidence between the d.p. r. k. and the united states our principles remain invariable and our proposal will never be changed even though the united states proposed further than you in the future basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do
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that. they were willing to do knew go large portion of the areas that we wanted but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for the donald trump said that he could not give up entirely of the sanctions and cannot give just whatever the leader wanted so what he said is that it was in a good time to actually sign the deal and sometimes that's what great leaders do they just walk away for something to happen later on to potentially get actually get a bit of a better deal and what's interesting also here to point out is that he also mentioned that it's been a productive time between the two but i guess and has he also repeatedly repeatedly saying that the deal was made because of the u.n. sanctions that he didn't agree with now that in the side on what's going to happen on the korean peninsula whether they're going to dismantle all the or the nuclear facilities but what he did promise was no missiles will be flying over the korean peninsula and the time being now if there's going to be a third summit that not clearly see if it's going to happen but there was kind of open when that when it was mentioned another interesting factor to point out is
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that the two leaders of the regional leaders of korea and japan would be very very interesting the on their reactions on how what they have to see the outcome of this deal because if anyone has to lose it's pretty much them to. all right although the second meeting between donald trump and kim jong un ended without any agreement on denuclearization it seems there was some good news elsewhere according to the u.s. president one hundred percent of the territory that was held by islamic state in syria was finally liberated. we just took over you know you kept hearing it was ninety percent ninety two percent the caliphate in syria now it's one hundred percent we just took over one hundred percent caliphate that means the area of the land we just have one hundred percent so that's good we made the statement on his way home from the summit during the refueling stop in alaska there are currently two thousand american troops in syria in december trump announced that there would
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be a full withdrawal of u.s. forces by spring however later in february washington said it would maintain a peacekeeping group of around two hundred soldiers in the country we can now cross live to ivan eland who's the u.s. defense analyst the thanks for being with us here on our to international. this was quite the the production if you will with not much outcome you know comes right after the summit with kim jong un in vietnam which ended no agreement and an opportune time for some good news there isn't it. yeah i think he was saying that just as sort of offer some positive news when the summit went. it was a flop and i think that basically he's probably correct that they probably most of the caliphate gone if not all of it as he said but of course that doesn't end the terrorist group that that doesn't mean the terrorist group is defeated isis
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seventeen thousand fighters in syria thirteen thousand iraq that's an estimate of course it's difficult to know the exact number but still a lot of fighters and of course they can go to ground and use guerrilla tactics they can you use terrorism tactics both in syria and iraq or other places as well and so i don't think the group has been defeated by any means and i don't think most experts think it has been well so the u.s. claims it has retaken one hundred percent of eisel held ground. and you just mentioned that that there's a little bit more to it than that what about the country musicians of other players the syrian government russia has played a part turkey the kurds iran having others played a major role in helping to defeat eisel and working towards that goal. well they certainly have played a role and of course trump is taking all the credit but he tends to do that and
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also if he wants to really withdraw forces from syria i understand he's not going to completely do that anymore but but if he wants to at least take them down he should give the other countries more credit because then he could say well you know we've done the heavy lifting of removing the caliphate now and turn it over to. you know syria russia maybe turkey if they have an incentive to do so and so other other people can do this now but you see that would that would entail giving other countries some credit which he doesn't seem to be willing to do it will be interesting to see if he does stick to his two hundred troops a plan or withdraws completely but let's return to the theme of north korea just for a second there. is clearly hasn't to give up a nuclear weapons without significant concessions from the united states do you think what's going on in syria and venezuela for example could be influencing his thinking right now. well yes and i. first of
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all what happened in iran with the the removal of the u.s. from that international agreement the nuclear agreement we've seen the u.s. in the past take out saddam hussein take out and women are moammar qaddafi so don can have nuclear weapons khadafi gave up his nuclear programs and of course as you mentioned champus threatened venezuela as well and so and in other countries as well so this comes down to. north korea probably does have some legitimate security concerns even though they're an erratic country and certainly that's why i don't think they'll probably ever give up their nuclear weapons all right very interesting to hear your thoughts. certainly a lot to keep track of in terms of what's happening around the world and we're glad to have you help wrap our minds around it ivan eland u.s. defense analyst thanks for being with us on our to international. thank you. all
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right a transparency group claims it has uncovered systemic bias by facebook targeting conservatives more and then after a short break you are watching. warren buffett you know these doing the stock buybacks which is you know used to be
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illegal so recently that's completely fraudulent and yes no governance or oversight whatsoever you know he's a more than one of the biggest are the biggest shareholder of wells fargo for example during that period when they were engaged in serial criminality when they were engaged in absolute fraud and he's a party to that so here's a guy who given unlimited credit at zero percent and is exempt from the rule of law still can't seem to make money for his shareholders which is you know. this is our national now transparency group project very toss has exposed what it claims is a series of tools used by facebook to target politically conservative pages and restrict their content without warning think lewd classifying post as hate speech limiting live streams and suppressing the reach of posts
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a process known as the boosting here is the whistle blower behind the claims. i.e. handled copyright and trademark claims. and in the course of doing my duties i noticed other things that were going on accounts and that is why i came forward i would see it appear on several different conservative pages. but what exactly did the former facebook employee find. more from our correspondent here what has been revealed here well this whistleblower is alleging to have uncovered four she described as methods of suppression being used by facebook tolls that would de boost the traffic of accounts considered to be a conservative leaning meaning that their followers would receive notifications whenever these pages these accounts dates their profiles in some cases content was allegedly removed without even letting the users know now this insider who formerly
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worked in the intellectual property department of facebook has stumbled across these goings on she said when she noticed some unusual goings on with some accounts first i was wondering whether this is something that. i had you know a couple working theories i was like maybe this is an independent versus mainstream thing maybe independent thinkers on the left are experiencing the same kind of de boosting. but i didn't see that i looked at. the young turks page i love that column capper next page none of them had received the same boost but you know she's not the only one that's coming out with similar allegations there's another facebook employee who is exposed how such tools are being applied to certain accounts that facebook deems to be offensive or contain hate speech conservative side of things but that's what your point is that there's a lot of stuff being said on the left that is not involved in these posts it's not essentially what you see it's all one sided exactly and facebook is targeting
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certain post it doesn't particularly like with terms such as offensive in haste these terms of being used broadly things that are actually hate speech but that might. offend somebody. you know anything that is perceived as hateful even though no court would define it as hate speech now if these allegations are proven to be accurate it would be another blow for their facebook name especially seeing how it contradicts what the c.e.o. mark zuckerberg told congress when he said he didn't want his company acting on the political ideology of content we have reached out to facebook for a comment on these alleged boosting tools they haven't got back to us so far you also said they're going. after the twenty sixteen election so it's conflicting kind of comments from mark. his point would be though how do we know these claims are actually credible when they're going out into the press it is
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a whistle blower or how do we know she's telling the truth but what we do know that she definitely did work for facebook because although facebook didn't get back to us they did respond to another media outlet who they told. must have been a disgruntled former employee so we know she definitely worked for them and they say that she was fired when they found out she was working with project veritas what she brought out is has been verified that this is happening on the conservative side of things but what we know well it wouldn't be surprising this is not the first time a social media giant has been ousted by project veritas as well last year we had the allegations with twitter when project veritas released undercover first to have twitter employees stuff a parent to admit to silencing conservatives they were saying how they used the algorithms to bury particular tweet he said i just interviewed the worst of them were exactly so users weren't seeing what these
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a particular people were posting because they were being buried by these algorithms twitter at the time denied any complicity in the actions of it stuff but the most worrying thing here is that it exposes this impression that these social media giants like facebook and twitter that so many of us use pretty much on a daily basis could have political leaning or not has to resist implication. years ago he would have been that important because it didn't have so much import in the lives of young people there are millions of people becoming voters sixteen eighteen year olds and they put a lot into social media so this is why it's becoming a huge issue and it's we're not going to hear the end of this for some time indeed the power of social media. in the hopes in britain that it might have postponed it leaving the e.u. have hit a hurdle across the english channel french president is vowing to block britain from delaying its departure unless there is a clear objective based on a new choice the brig's a date is just
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a few weeks away on march twenty ninth. you know it'll do to the day when these three g. the withdrawal agreement cannot be renegotiated if the british need more time we will be able to examine an extension request if that is justified by new choices from the british but we cannot in any case accept an extension without a clear perspective from the pursued objective is our negotiator michel barnier said we don't need time above all we need decisions the time has come for the british to make choices and to offer us what we owe each other as partners friends and allies namely a clear vision a joint project for the future well for britain to extend the withdrawal process known as article fifty e.u. members must unanimously agree to it and the french president is not the only one whose patience is wearing thin spanish prime minister echoed emanuel macron saying that prolonging uncertainty by postponing deadlines is neither a reasonable nor desirable alternative the german chancellor was more conciliatory
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though saying that the e.u. won't say no if britain needed more time. and despite having more than two years to get a plan in place for britain's future it's the relationship with the e.u. parliament as failed to agree on a plan prime minister theresa may is struggling to get her deal passed m.p.'s having lost a series of votes if it fails again on march the twelfth she will give them peace the chance to decide on whether to crash out of the e.u. with no deal or seek to delay leaving date brussels based a journalist will convey told us what he thinks micron wants from britain as well as it looks that well based on the new choice he says you know europeans for once audion agreement on this and they are right in a way the shutdown is that you know we don't need time we need decisions so the brits should decide they have negotiated for two years they have a deal it is
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a bit wishy washy the remain as in britain don't like it the pricks don't like it so mrs may tries to sell it to our paul the mountain west and stuff already for some time and she caught and she comes back to brussels to renegotiate but the european say no thank you you have a real reason for renegotiating or for asking three more month no reason so march twenty ninth should be the right date and if they leave without a deal they don't need to pay the forty five billion euro that europe asks them to pay so it put not be such a bad deal to go. it doesn't for me i'll be back with more news and say thirty five minutes to this. he's gone into
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a nihilistic the best i think he got hit the road and get the traveling across america by what makes america take the show. that's the genius of this eclipse the central american hero this is it we've come to a point around which hollywood has gotten something we always are on the margins something. called the call for listening for the america. we're starting last with is going to headed east into the swamp we're going into the belly of the b. i think i want to leave now governor any more of the we may be completely different but in this. few. much was expected from the noise summit there may have been goodwill on both sides but in the end neither the united states nor north korea could agree on the path forward the two sides failed to reach a common understanding of what their desired endgame for denuclearization actually
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is boom bust broadcasting around the world in covering the world a busy. sand finance and the impact upon us all i'm daniel brito in washington filling in for bert chilton we're glad you're on board coming up today we hop across the pond to take a look at pussy and british markets a muslim joins us from london to discuss plus where is all this venezuelan oil going to sites having to help so drill deeper to find out about where caracas is selling its black gold plus the scandal is growing across the border in the great white north alex mahela which breaks breaks all down from toronto and the donald trump kim jong un summit has stalled in vietnam or tiscali no use brings us the latest from hanoi and finally five g. has caused quite a bit geopolitical stir so what exactly is five g. technology calling cook of the big picture joins us to break it all down it's a jam packed show today so let's hit some headlines let's go. the latest signs of
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a slowdown in the united states economy lead our global report today as the latest figures show growth falling significantly in the final quarter of twenty teen those figures from the u.s. commerce department show growth falling to an n u allies rate of two point six percent in the final three months of last year down nearly a full percentage point from the previous quarter growth for the entire year registered at two point nine percent looking forward the us federal reserve has forecast twenty nineteen growth in the united states at two point three percent and other serious assessments are approaching two percent or lower as the sugar rush of the trump tax cuts dissipates and trade fights with china an after effects of the thirty five day partial government shutdown way on the u.s. economy. and speaking of china there is growth related news to report around the world today starting in the middle kingdom the official chinese purchasing managers index fell to a three year low for the month of february at fifty two point four down eight tenths of
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a point from january meanwhile in neighboring india the central state system. it's office has found the growth throw in the final three months of twenty thousand to six point six percent brazil's economy also seems to be on trend there the i b g e the brazilian statistics agency measure g.d.p. growth for twenty eight thousand at one point one percent a significant disappointment after expectations ran as high as three percent and finally in france finance minister breaux in their estimates that the yellow vest movement protests have shaped two tenths of a percent off of the most recent quarter french economic growth the french national statistics office says growth in q four of twenty eighteen barely registered at point three percent. and with twenty nine days left until the united kingdom is set to leave the european union all players may have crossed the rubicon after the opposition labor party called for a.

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