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nothing's going to get the population is going to people. the u.s. withdraws its embassy and consulate staff from iraq citing an alleged threat from neighboring iran. curity and the future of russia's relations with washington lead the way in discussions in sochi is president putin calls out washington for quitting near a nuclear deal. u.s. attorney general investigates the legality of evidence used in the russia trump pollution probe. colors latest campaign in norway sparked anger from some features a crescent moon as part of its logo to coincide with ramadan. for
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a good evening to you this is international. in the country and it comes amid a heightened sense of urgency from the american side over what it calls the. increased threat coming from iraq's neighbor iran iran and discuss the alleged iranian threats with my colleague daniel hawkins. it seems now although that he's have reached new heights the u.s. has issued a security alert all its non-emergency personnel in iraq asking them to immediately depart from the u.s. embassy in baghdad and from the consulate bill that's an order that relates to all non-emergency personnel now why the sudden panic well this security alert mentions no specific threats or reasons u.s. officials have of course previously referred to what they described as substantial
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threats to personnel relating to rein activity in the region in particular their iranian proxies in both iraq and syria it's unclear though as to what exactly these threats are or indeed why the threat level has jumped now at what is quite clear is that the u.s. does want to show it's taking things seriously and that there is a clear and present danger from iran or its proxies to americans in the region we'll see what happens 9 with iran if they do anything it will be a very bad mistake if they do anything i'm hearing little stories about iran if they do anything they will suffer greatly we'll see what happens with the right of course u.s. forces and other u.s. workers in the region do face a level of background threat it's a volatile area rife with conflict and armed groups on all sides of hostilities nevertheless though officials haven't explained these recent developments and how any sort of iranian threat would actually manifest itself to harm u.s. personnel tensions were wrapped up last week when the u.s. deployed an aircraft carrier group complete with bombers to the region iran is the
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squad all such moves as psychological warfare. stating that they're not looking for confrontation or war but they would respond to anything they viewed as u.s. aggression that some. view of that echoed by washington as well now the root of all these recent troubles this reason this collation was of course trump's withdrawal from iran nuclear treaty that was criticized roundly by the other signatories party to that agreement it was followed by the threats of sanctions saber rattling and rhetoric. on all sides now germany and the netherlands have also suspended their military training operations in iraq interesting enough also citing the risk of potential attacks from iranian proxies although i do have to out the german defense ministry have also added there's no concrete threat once again and the situation is of international concern to many countries moscow one state may have received no sort of reassurance from what compare on resolving these tensions they are predicting an escalation in the gulf in the coming weeks and months so certainly no
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sign of things cooling down anytime soon. but a member of the baghdad security committee says that iraq is not facing any threat from iran despite claims from the united states that is no sign of any internal threats or any challenges as we see it from internally in iraq the problem between iran and the united states just seems to still outside the gates or outside the walls of iraq isn't. just see to this matter it is considered here. a show of will between the 2 countries the 2 are 2 powers and we don't be here in iraq we don't believe that there will be a real. war between the 2 sides we think it's just.
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a war of words will spawn the concerns over iran a senior general in the u.s. led coalition in syria and iraq has questioned the idea of a heightened level of threat artie's kate partridge explains. the does seem to be rather a difference of opinion a breakdown in communication between u.s. military central command and the coalition's 2nd in command over the threat posed by iran though there's been no increased threat from iranian backed forces in iraq in syria we're aware of their presence clearly. and we monitor them along with a whole range of others because that's the environment we're in we're british major general chris kc of the coalition's deputy commander for strategy and information seems to refute the trumpet ministrations claim iran is mobilizing groups in iraq and syria to attack american forces where his comments also seem to contradict the claim terrine is an escalating threat u.s. national security adviser john bolton has long promoted action against iran but the
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british general says there's little to fear there are a range of threats to american and coalition forces in iraq or syria we most of them all about forces is clearly one of them. and i'm not going to go into the detail of it but there are a substantial number of militia groups in iraq and syria and we don't see any increased threat from many of them at the station press to explain the discrepancy gekas seem to limit his earlier remarks to a group of militia in iraq called the popular mobilization forces while some are backed by iran but the coalition considers them compliant yet later a u.s. military central command made a terrifying statement stressing iran is a threat well if both a senior british commander and america's central command share the same intelligence have similar information on terrorist locations airstrikes and danger zones how can i give statements that are so different the u.k.'s ministry of
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defense has distanced itself from the remarks made by the british major general claiming he spoke in the capacity of a military officer in the u.s. led coalition in iraq and syria it added that his remarks speak about us. garia not the overall geopolitical situation in the region major general gray can i was speaking about a very specific area in which the u.s. led operation inherent resolve operates he wasn't speaking about the wider geopolitical situation in the region but considering the specific area he's talking about is iraq and syria you think his words might hold some weight because for the last few decades every time the alliance fights together so you always see caution from the british side while the americans tend to be more gung ho they share the same intelligence and if they're to blaring contradictions it doesn't really look good for the coalition obviously one of them is lying or at least it seems to be that there is clear misinformation from one side run also dominated discussions in
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the russian resort of sochi president putin and his foreign minister met with officials from china the u.s. and the european union bring you up to date on those discussions a little later this hour please. the u.s. attorney general has launched an investigation into possible misconduct relating to the mall a report illiberal been picked up a story. since 2016 the democrats have been pushing an investigation of donald trump for allegedly colluding with russia in order to win the $2016.00 elections well now the report is out and the verdict is no collusion and at this point it looks like cable news will not stop the noise about trump and russia despite the report being released well now we've got a new investigation to cover it seems the republicans are now pushing to investigate the investigators u.s. attorney john durham he is not a rookie by far he investigated the cia and revealed that they had destroyed tapes
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and evidence of their torture program he also investigated the f.b.i.'s relationship with mafia boss whitey bulger so when it was announced that he would look into whether or not federal officials broke the law when investigating donald trump the democrats got antsy so did former f.b.i. director james calming and feared personally i feared as a citizen investigated what investigate that investigations were conducted what would be the crime you'd be investigating so it's a terrible cycle to start perhaps the f.b.i. does have a reason to be concerned after all they did send an informer who posed as an assistant in order to meet with trump's aide now this informer stephon helper has a long history in fact he was involved in cia spying during the 1980 elections trump says that his campaign was spied on however those who oversaw the operation strongly object to that wording you know you dismiss the dictionary definition of spies surveillance or spying a term i don't particularly like it's not
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a term of war used by intelligence people it has a negative connotation of a rogue operation out of control not in compliance with the war and that's not the case at all now let's not forget that the feds clung to the now discredited steel down ca in order to apply for a warrant to surveil donald trump now a full 10 days before they applied for the warrant they were already questioning christopher steele's credibility and here's some language from a memo that surfaced. there is a technical him an operation run out of moscow targeting the election payments to those who recruited and made out of the russian consulate in miami it is important to note that there is no russian consulate in miami. but the intel community presented christopher steele as being credible when they applied for a warrant to spy on trump now at durham will no doubt be looking into whether or not that is legal now let's also not forget that chuck schumer waived his fist on
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behalf of american spying agencies take on the intelligence community they have 6 ways from sunday of getting back after everything related to the trial for russia investigation seems to be a widely contested the words presented by one side are presented as false and by the other side and amid all these allegations of dishonesty bias partisanship we're expected to believe by both wings of the establishment that what they are saying about russia and their allegations that it meddled in the 2016 elections is absolutely true. well i guess the american people will have to decide what they want to believe cable blup and r.t. new york political analyst says that there is little u.s. public appetite to question the russian meddling narrative. they all know there's no evidence republicans democrats moller. barr i know that there are a lot of americans who have same view i do want to know where the evidence is. but
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i think the you know the is the establishment the media both political parties. they're all saying one thing and i don't know that the american people will ever see it will they demand it like to think that they would but i'm i'm afraid i don't believe that i'm afraid this is just going to go on and on and on and pompei oh bolton. and the administration the democrats the republicans and congress the media they're all being the same drum and they're all lawyering and we just have to hope that. president trump will pull back. we just have to see. paris is hosting a summit on countering online extremism in the wake of the christchurch shootings in new zealand all of the focus has been on facebook which failed to prevent the
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terrorists from live streaming the massacre the social media giant has announced a new woman strike policy which bans those who break its rules anyone sharing violent content without context will be blocked for a set period they spoke as also played 7 and a half 1000000 dollars towards research to automatically detect the content he's in his prime minister called it a good step she's that the charge for action since the atrocity. social media connects people and so we must ensure that in our terms to prevent harm that we do not compromise then target all pillar of society that is freedom of expression but that try does not include the freedom to broadcast mass murder and so new zealand will present a call to action in the name of christ church asking both nations and private corporations to make changes to prevent the posting of terrorist content online to ensure its efficient and fast removal and to prevent the use of live streaming as a tool for broadcasting terrorist attacks just remind you back in march
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a gunman killed 51 people in 2 mosques in christchurch about one and a half 1000000 copies of the video were posted on facebook in the $24.00 hours that followed the live stream. privacy activists build new media analyst lionel and anti terror experts and legal analyst jennifer braden discuss the pros and cons of new plans on eradicating violent content from social media platforms. you have an army not just with facebook but with twitter there's an army of contractors employees and other people who are there to immediately get it off right away as has been stated this happens with people that's a spouse certain political opinions and other ideologies and so now we're talking about you know we're talking about getting off far more agree just things they have this technology not only do they have that they have hundreds upon thousands of employees of contractors of people whose jobs it is to sit there and to see what's coming up and the moment something that is violent that is agree just that is horrific comes up they can shut it down and media only monitoring no moderating in
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real time what these videos are and what becomes and does something some research to try and improve their ability to detect this in real time is sort of automated means which is absolutely necessary given the volume of content but the technology simply isn't up to it yet and that we need to go a long way to improve the technology so that we can have a better or do a better ability to moderates in real time using some butta motion the idea of somebody actually showing in broadcasting real time the slaughter of human beings make it even simpler what if this was an actual real time live stream of child pornography nobody would be even debating this i would say you've got to fix this technology and now this is nothing to do with freedom of expression nothing to do with the dissemination of ideas in no way does it violate and by the way very quickly facebook has the most incredible celerity what it comes to shutting
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down and immediately knocking somebody off who are spouses a poll a little opinion just by merely supporting somebody so i don't want to hear anybody tell me that the technology is not there or there's no way to monitor this because let me tell you something if this war is something that was contrary to the zuckerberg world view. would be awful for anybody even thought it so they're dragging their feet it's nonsense and they know exactly what has to be done and they're simply not doing it to me to recognize the fact that a 1000000 copies were taken down effectively and we need to actually take our ads off to facebook the fact that it did take down so many different copies what do we do if there is an event that is not necessarily being filmed by the perpetrator but it's already being filmed by hundreds of thousands of other people be it the olympics or the world carp or the whole show any large gathering which is already
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being filmed i mean we had a pipe bomb go off at the atlanta olympics that killed 2 people and injured a 100 if we had had small bones back then there would have been any number of different videos being all being shot civil taney asli and i see dealing with all those in real time would be almost impossible but those were the perpetrators do you punish them is that report target do you allow that what about people who were filming atrocities in my own more they're doing genuine reports do you allow that if it appears to be atrocious attacks and therefore we actually have to be slightly more realistic than saying oh facebook's got the technology it could do it come on get you move get a move on there at a far more complicated challenge in. 3 days of high profile talks of wrapped up in the russian resort city of sochi on tuesday the russian president met with the or sect of state with venezuela syria and iran all up for discussion and speaking at a press conference alongside the austrian leader president putin gave his view on how washington is playing the iran card. makes the decision to withdraw
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from any kind of a deal everyone will forget the us initiated the collapse of the deal and global opinion will be iran's fault i've said this to iran on many occasions i don't think they have any reason to withdrawal from the deal huge 3 days here in sochi very big talks high profile talks 1st we had the chinese foreign minister then the u.s. secretary of state today the president a lot of topics almost every major crisis in the world now was discussed here of course they talked about iran venezuela ukraine. in the middle east syria yemen they talked about financial markets about oil about gas you know all sorts of things but of course front and center was iran because it is really getting into the dangerous phase now the phase where everybody fears an
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escalation and today putin was asked about what russia plans to do to help resolve this crisis. among them when you were a foreign brigade i cannot just go around saving everything that is around us we have played our part and we're ready and willing to play this part in future but it depends not just on us but on our partners on the europeans on the u.s. and on iran itself the europeans the russians and the chinese have similar views in the iranian crisis they believe it's gone too far and that the best option for the world for all the countries involved is to stick to the iranian nuclear deal of $2015.00 and even the europeans have called what the united states is doing is dangerous and provocative of the impression i have is that any additional pressure on iran is only going to undermine political relations even further. no matter how
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much we argue about the probability of this happening if the u.s. continues putting pressure on iran at least to the risks of a crisis as happened in iraq several years ago and in europe no one wants that to happen unfortunately there is no easy solution to the arabian crisis but they they at least talk about it not by the way was the take away yesterday when might compare with the u.s. secretary of state visited today vladimir putin said that you know he he now has a sense that there's some willingness in washington to repair restart relations with russia they agreed yesterday that you know they disagree on many things they also agree to start repairing various communication channels hotlines for example counterterrorism intelligence financial political. putin was also asked about the potential meeting with donald trump and he replied that at the g 20 summit if the
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americans are willing if they want to start serious serious you know take serious steps towards repairing relations russia is always willing. ukraine has offered to free a journalist working for a russian news agency as part of a prisoner exchange with moscow. craney and was arrested in kiev and charges of treason russia's presidential human rights council has expressed concern over his treatment journalists and public figures rallied outside the ukrainian embassy in moscow to support the journalist is the head of the real news agencies ukrainian office he was imprisoned in 2018 accused of supporting separatists in eastern ukraine donbass region at the time to russia's president vladimir putin for support asking to be made a russian citizen. it was yes when you're on of what got friends today it's the years since our colleague was imprisoned on a monstrous charge on lee because he carried out his journalistic work it is
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a shameful page in the history of modern ukraine we hope that the new president will dimmers alinsky will find the strength and be able to read this shameful creature from the history of modern ukraine that's the word now or tomorrow will be the start of korea's 2nd year in the ukrainian torture chambers without medical assistance in conditions equivalent to torture this brings shame on the country shame on legal authorities and shame on you korean society and we do hope that there will be forces inside ukraine that can say pick up the keys to his cell and set the journalists free. a storm of controversy has erupted around a lot v. and the pay after she burned a dress that resembled the russian symbol of the st george ribbon on the day the country commemorated victory over nancy germany. is claiming she only torched the clothing because she didn't like the colors but the fact that she invited the press along as a declaims of provocation particularly when she explained what she'd used for fuel
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yanis reinhard to the father of my husband was a renowned i don't doubt and during world war 2 he was a lucky legionary magic this alcohol is frontenac from his private stock the latvian legionnaire referred to there acted during the 2nd world war as a part of the german an s.s. it was created in $1043.00 on a written order from others had fought against the soviet union the european commission against racism and inequality as recommended to the lab in our thirty's to condemn any attempts to commemorate the group some of link the actions of the latvian m.e.p.a. with the upcoming europe in elections. she bought a dress for a crazy some and then decided that this dress reminded her of the st george's ribbon and that's why it had to be but she showed it to the tabloid press it seems all means are on the table to get some pay our head of the european parliamentary elections writes colleague oh yes it was a deliberate insult to russians and to russia. and
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the the russians living in the ethnic russians who are left in citizens living in let me love law one a little ask what was the goal what was it to incite. into ethnic tension was it to provoke russia was it in fact to do something to make a self-important because now she's very well known. and she's a high profile person purpose just propaganda seeking from her point of view this is certainly a way to provoke. a great media interest so that everyone is aware who she is and a point of view of what she's done and so on. and convince many foreign. coca-cola as long as they ramadan version of its logo in no way peaches the crescent moon to celebrate the muslim holy month but not everybody's welcoming the
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idea. shame on you for promoting women oppressing homosexuals terrorizing. do you also make adverts with a cross in saudi arabia this is getting too stupid if your company's using the christian of islam in norway as a marketing tool during ramadan i will have no choice but to boycott your products according to the pew research center the number of muslims in norway is on the rise in 2016 they represented almost 6 percent of the population. coca-cola has defended the ramadan logo saying that it's part of the bronze commitment to diversity and inclusion and it's not the 1st time the company's tried to appeal to muslims in its promotional campaigns. for example last year its dutch wing ran the facebook out in which
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a muslim woman gets scornful looks but and that making friends with the stranger political and social commentator mo and sa believes coca-cola wants to be seen as engaging with muslim communities. i think at the end of the day most modern progressive multinational companies around the world would have policies to reach out to diverse communities coca-cola in particular you know their history you know they've had a history of about 30 odd years of being boycotted in the arab league nations after the u.s. was seen to been supporting israel since then they've tried very very hard to try and reach out to diverse communities and i think those people who are complaining about the faith of islam or their misunderstanding of the faith of islam really haven't got a leg to stand on and remember that norway is you know 5 or 6000000 people we're talking about 5 or 6 percent 2 or $300000.00 people muslims really this is a relatively minor thing there are lots of marketing campaign whether it's to do with the olympics whether it's to do with different times of the year so i think i
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have had a fair crack they want to be seen as somebody engaging with muslim communities where traditionally they've got a very low penetration and very low traction. appreciate you joining the saving watching r.t. international i'll be back with updates on our top stories in half an hour. this in petersburg international economic forum is a unique event in today's business world. over the last 21 years the forum has
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that's happening amazon. how are you so sis going to busy you and nothing's going to do the population nothing much is going to people mama's on. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle if we ever needed an anti-war movement it's obviously now trumps hyper aggressive foreign policy faces little resistance in the mainstream media in fact numerous liberal news outlets function as a cheering said.


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