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stored it in the. cupboard they wanted to pick it up it was called because tourists had eaten it. one time in the headlines this morning international raises the alarm of the u.k. defense secretary the proposal for british veterans rights group says immunity for criminal offenses sets a dangerous president. a former american nuclear test site in the pacific may be about to contaminate the ocean is the warning from the u.n. we hear from a former contract. they told us we would not be exposed to any more radiation then i mean maybe 2 or 3 x. rays a year which was the total. and the stream to gas pipeline project past is a milestone with over 50 percent of the construction work now complete coming up we get a firsthand view from one of the vessels out there in the baltic sea. what made the
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5 point real marco back to get. here and write all morning. good morning world news h.q. here in moscow this friday this is out international with me kevin though in some of the stories in more detail than the 1st woman to serve as u.k. defense secretary penny mordant has got a term off to a controversial start she's proposed immunity for british veterans from investigation and prosecution for crimes committed while serving in iraq and afghanistan she also wants to extend that to northern ireland to. the story. the new boss in here has proposed a new law one that would presume innocent of any offenses committed throughout the course. abroad more than 10 years ago although that rule could have
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exceptions for example if new evidence of alleged crimes were to come to light it is high time that we change the system and provide devide legal protections to make sure the decisions how service personnel take in the battlefield will not lead to repeated or unfair investigations down the line for the new defense secretary the new legislation is about making the system fairer and preventing what she called law fare repeated and unfair investigations against former soldiers this is not about preventing someone who's committed a crime from facing justice this is about stopping an industry that surrounds these processes which is not about the pursuit of justice i had at the iraq historic allegations team spent 7 years trolling through allegations of murder torture wrongdoing at
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a cost of 60000000 pounds to the taxpayer none of the claims resulted in a prosecution and in 2016 the unit was shot down just because i competed 72 is not only the infantry or associated units i lost many men. and i was involved in fatality shootings i was investigated along with others. the investigations were. aggressive a bloody awful to go through so well former soldiers and members of the military say that the amnesty doesn't go far enough that it needs to include northern ireland 2 human rights groups are concerned that the government's desire to better protect its former and current servicemen and women will effectively place them above the law it would be utterly disingenuous to have a presumption of non-prosecution for abuse yet at the same time claim justice is being served british soldiers who break the law must face just like everyone else
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these proposals potentially set a dangerous precedent it's reported that there are around $150.00 investigations looking into alleged abuses by british soldiers in iraq and afghanistan the question is how the victims of those alleged abuses will ever get justice if these new proposals become law what they're trying to do is create an exemption from european human rights or for soldiers of fighters on the battlefield that's obviously really dangerous because obviously the battle is one place where there's lots of very wonderful people civilians and armed and others who might not be arguing about whose human rights need to get those soldiers should have understood what they need to say just sr if you committed you resolutions you get punished if you haven't you don't so there shouldn't be any market amnesty or exemption for anyone anywhere the government couldn't find an easy way to say that we will now
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bring all of these veterans back into the. home and this will be our intention from this. radioactive waste from a u.s. atomic bomb test site in the pacific cinema media danger of leaking into the ocean according to the secretary general of the united nations. there is a risk of leaking of radioactive materials that are contained in a kind of coffin in the area the consequences of nuclear tests have been quite dramatic in relation to health in relation to the poisoning of waters in some areas indeed the marshall islands were ground 0 for $67.00 american nuclear weapons tests between $146.19 they included the most powerful detonation of an american hydrogen bomb which is about a 1000 times bigger than the atomic bomb dropped on the japanese city of hiroshima many people who live on the islands are still suffering from the consequences of the tests to this day the clean up of the entire at war was not complete that is just a portion of the radiation that it is on the at will
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a large amount was dumped straight into the ocean the entire at all this country emanated not simply dharm and the radiation affects us on a daily basis then we have many illnesses in our community personally as a mother and the finale impacts me because when my children get sick i i wonder is that something more than just a cold or a flu worry is constantly there the island us have always attempted to bring attention to the fact of what has happened and what continues to happen to anyway and including petitions to the un court case. regarding environmental law and they are met with silence one of the most pressing worries right now is a concrete dome built back in the 1970 s. or one of those islands as a dumping ground for radioactive waste because it's no badly decayed it's been
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exposed to the elements for decades and is now affected by rising sea levels and u.s. government report also warned of the risks several years ago to one for workers there told us people are suffering health problems related to the site. i'm a simplest to go to the marshall islands and we talk of so one of the ones we aptly over 40 atomic bombs were dropped and the fifty's and i think into the sixty's i will say that in the forty's up to the sixty's to clean up everything there were on the northern allan's which were the most contaminated they said any weeks art was examined it the main island itself but yet it was it was supposed to take up to anywhere from $6.00 to $18.00 inches of snow all transported from whatever alan ate they collected on to the island of ruin it place it and one of the bomb craters the blast great is that were created by comic downstairs and then eventually kept there greater supposedly to contain it for ever they told us that we would not be
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exposed to any more radiation and have been maybe 2 or 3 x. rays a year which was a total lie there was no radiation study with. certain ones believe that and they would have the. big jug of urine roughly about 8000 men went there many of them have passed away says dan we're losing anywhere from 6 to 7 a year and that's a very liberal number we have the facts with our children the government has no compensation for us. nor stream to project a gas pipeline that's intended to pump russian gas to europe by where the baltic sea is past important milestone to tell you about with over 50 percent of the construction work completed coming up we get exclusive access for you to one of those vessels laying the pipeline. i'm above the seas somewhere between helsinki and say petersburg and i have a valve to show you something that could cause
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a real scuffle between germany and its european code and the us it is a real gas pipes to get to the ship. this is where the north stream the project is born right to. the heart beat of the ship it's like you know just this gentleman controls the pieces the poles the kings the roof is. what makes the solitary 5 quite facile real technological marvel and the fact that to get the
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army here right on the border. to fight sanction have to be protected well they have to. just imagine you are a real shopaholic you love going to all kinds of stores but they're not handing out comes out what you do is you swipe look for the best thing push the button and your shipment is ready so probably you're going to change your shopping habits a little bit but what if someone forces you not to do it this is probably not a perfect analogy but it does explain what's happening with the north straight to project if you will not supply me and someone else will but in the end. we still would only get shown to be. just because we decided to have a guess where this project is low in washington they want american companies to
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sell liquefied natural gas to europe and send it there on ships america has literally been bullying europe with all kinds of rights the american ambassador in germany put on president pressure on local companies sending out letters to them and just recently at raf bill has been proposed in the us senate suggesting that companies and individuals working on north st you could have their assets frozen and they could even receive travel bans to the us could i do but to. do a job and if so why do we all need. to come from somewhere when you hear these kind of things are you ever worried or do you ever think about it. to be honest i try not to think about busy it i mean we apply all over the world. political view shouldn't really come in at the end of the day if you've got a job to do but no matter what there you have it what's probably going to be long
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to get it straight and the world is making its way into the seawater and the page is. kilometers day when this kind of performance the team is expecting the project will be complete by the end of this year. yes we heard from correspond the project's being very many posts though the united states which claims europe risk becoming too dependent on russian energy resources it's even threatening sanctions against those who refuse to comply with washington the kind of trade when that's not exactly relished by the germans than. does become what angers me most here is that german companies and other european companies that want to build this pipeline are being threatened and told that they won't be able to do business in the us if they take part these are extra territorial sanctions that go beyond the u.s. they go against international law and in my opinion are completely unacceptable to america is acting in this case like germany is its colony this is something i don't
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want to happen and we need to prevent this at all costs. but as well and president nicolas maduro has condemned the detention of 4 activists who were arrested after staging a sit in at the venezuelan embassy in washington the protests were against the expulsion of the duros diplomats last month and u.s. interference in the south american country generally. has got the latest. please enter the building around 930 but it wasn't until about 1115 that we saw those 4 activists being taken away in police transport vehicles now those 4 are from a group of activists who have been occupying the embassy for more than 3 weeks now and they say that their goal is to hold the building for the government of venice on president nicolas maduro despite the fact that the united states has recognized opposition leader 1.0 as the country's interim president now on monday we saw that police posted a notice on the door of the building and they said that any of the activists who
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were still inside would be arrested and charged with trespassing that's when the majority of the activists did leave but those 4 remain officially arrested now so far they have been charged with interfering with the 1st trashers border and it's not clear if they are going to be facing any other charges now i show chew over the years for the activist and she said that this raises a lot of concerns under international law because she argued that it goes directly against the vienna convention which states that the united states cannot enter the venezuelan embassy without approval from the feel like to venezuela and government and so as of right now we don't know exactly what the condition inside that building is we do know that we have seen a very heavy police presence here which has included secret service the d.c. metro police and federal agents who have gone inside the building and conducted searches but we're still not sure exactly what the future is for this embassy the activists again detention of some pretty prominent figures to a wednesday civil rights figurehead jesse jackson the road to the embassy to give
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food to the protesters came off the report suggests the sources were preventing supplies from reaching them we spoke direct to reverend jackson as to what he thinks about washington's role in venezuela. or human rights. because. well they can well in the same congress will not accept subpoenas from the same white house and ones that. the congress also will not. treat people and them as it was in fact random loans the people of venezuela both leaders should be in the commonplace dismas to meet with kim newman and. after all bill is and i am as you know we get much oil in venezuela there's other arabia all of them billions with us for days away from southerners 3 weeks away we
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have ever right ever reason and i am mr you know america we are a great nation was one to the by him a sphere to them they spend this solace and that number was in their freedom as the good neighbor probably not with a hostile or with a regime wall like attitude. but just jackson's charitable act was criticised by the quite appointed ambassador to the us accused him of supporting human rights violator as reverend jackson explained to us saying but will he tell why he decided to help those protesters. through the method or that because america could oh and that was not right. and reconciling the sides in this case no one wins if he's there as kind and does a room with reconcile sides remains to be a credible convening the us cannot do it alone and replacing one government for another regime change is not an answer for democracy now the next story may be
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a surprise to you or not apparently it's much more difficult to tell fact from fiction in news than reporting in the us according to a new study by the rands think tank in america. so we end up in a situation where not only are we not sure what's true and what's not but we're not even really sure where to go to find that factual information that's cognitive bias and the way we process information we like to be right we seek out things that prove that we're right we disregard things that say that we're wrong technology changes fast and institutions change slow so schools haven't caught up in terms of providing students with the skills they need to be able to navigate that space and then finally polarization and we've alluded to it here several times in the political space but it's also important to think about social economic into our graphic polarization the report from 0 to 99 to 2017 u.s. media has taken a gradual and subtle shift towards subjectivity and away from facts and analysis he says online media in particular reflects personal frames and subjective references
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it also claims t.v. news reporting is being replaced with opinion based shows led by pundits prize winning journalist chris hedges says the findings are just a fraud. i think on the cable news channels whether it's m s n b c or c.n.n. or fox they've actually given up on journalism. and replaced it with. reality show. you know news programs newsprint at the same time has become so anemic. and that real journalism in most major cities has withered away you take for instance philadelphia live an hour from philadelphia the philadelphia inquirer was once one of the great newspapers with its own foreign correspondents and it's all gone now and the internet is a kind of free for all where people get a wise thing to whatever particular political belief system or you know
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conspiracy theory to day happen to embrace their reinforce if you look at the especially the electronic media fact is interchangeable with opinion people believe whatever they want to believe it's like him or his posse not of the morning here in moscow coming up off the bright eurovision song contest of course coming up this weekend but not everyone's in party mood over it will tell you why after the break . most people think to stand out in this business you need to be the 1st one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest raid in truth to stand down to business you just need as the right questions demand the right answer
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. the. question. is donald trump's national security advisor john bolton a clear and present danger to america and the world to saber rattling in the middle east particularly against iran should concern us we are forced to ask a fundamental question is the primary architect of trump's. join me every thursday on the alex salmond sure i'll be speaking to a guest of the world of politics. i'm show business i'll see you then. good morning president emanuel micron has said paris will not block the operation
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of chinese telecoms john huawei in france joining the chorus of countries then like the u.k. like germany that have also refused to bow to u.s. pressure over it because comments come hard on the heels of washington placing well way on a trade blacklist over alleged security concerns. next this morning reports from a technology conference in paris where the french president made the statement. 5 g. is seen as being critical to the development of the digital economy in the next decade one of the major players is china's huawei but its presence in the field is a contentious issue and something that could force fed the tensions between the e.u. and the usa why well donald trump has just signed an executive order declaring a national economic emergency the u.s. president has empowered the government to ban the technology and services of
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foreign adversaries deemed to pose unacceptable risks to national security including from cyber espinosa and sabotage it may not mention huawei by name but it's clear who it's a dad's meanwhile in europe they seems to be a more open approach to the company the e.u. has demanded strict to security ahead of the road out of 5 g. in a bid to protect privacy and business secrets but it seems that that may not be enough to satisfy the u.s. so what is huawei doing to try and ease the concerns over but its technology we're willing to sign no spy agreements with governments to commit ourselves to making our quitman meet the no spine no back doors standard so as the tech world gap is here in paris our worries at all say about huawei my opinion is that everybody is or is spying on us for our phones and computer so this is going to be an extent i
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don't know i don't think we can do anything about it really think it's pro-business same with. mobile phone a we are just so we don't just know the the different elements of the other companies so i think it's the same so i'm not really scared we just have to be careful as users are going to respect a lot of. in france or in europe between. australia and new zealand have already. speed despite assurances from huawei but with the stroke of a pen trump has seriously ramped up the pressure up on european allies to follow suit and to find one way from 5 g. networks although the dutch and the germans said that they will stand steadfast hates the ban there was still a question over whether europe as a whole is prepared to truck traffic on the 4 lights if it decides the future
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lies with china show that you can ski all t. carries. the 2020 u.s. presidential elections already seeing a spike in the number of democratic candidates they get a challenge donald trump new york city mayor bill de blasio has become the 23rd democrats when i was his campaign and it seems the parties focusing on divisions in us society rather than unity is kind of mope it explains the way politics is supposed to work candidates are expected to win the hearts and minds of voters by promising ways that they can fix up the country's problems and pointing the way forward for america however in 2019 it seems that a lot of candidates are arguing rather that who they are in terms of age race and gender is more important than any policy proposals i think we need to articulate the values of our philosophical commitments and then develop policies off of that joe biden and bernie sanders both of them elderly white men are the 2 top
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candidates for the democratic nomination in the year of 20 and 20 now regardless of their policies that fact alone has got top democrats crying sexism i think is just gender bias i think people are generally biased against women i think also biased against young women they're just bias and it's real and it exists be. you have to overcome it's a female candidate amy clover shar has been accused of being too harsh stories of her mistreating her former staff members and creating a harsh work environment and found their way into the press now her supporters say that is not a legit concern that's sexism and a coalition of women's groups has stepped up to say that the media's coverage of the 2020 race is the latest in sexism and gender bias now it's important to note that hillary clinton made similar arguments back in 2016 i haven't been shouting but sometimes when a woman speaks out some people think it's shouting i democrats have been quibbling
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about the importance of women and minorities to counter trends so-called white identity trump has perfected white identity politics the republican party is increasingly a white identity politics party in today's america why come up with complex policy proposals when you can simply run on the basis of what you were born as and why defend yourself with logical arguments when you can simply decry your opponent as being a bigot in today's america it seems that identity politics is a new reality as the country shapes up for the next election although i didn't see policies come from the left because that's what they've been hinge in their campaigns over the past few years they're creating division all to try and get certain people who believe this ng way they do last summer 2016 there was no so-called person of color wanted to mcgrady's a huge battle over who's going to be the actual came to date there's going to be someone going into politics going on there if joe biden is successful people may
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say oh would you hey a woman over year a black person over here in. over a year while we're there liked it and then if a person is not a straight white male becomes the nominee then the problem will be if they lose it was because they are. it is particular identities. pre-decided song contest final set for saturday night in tel aviv but it seems the party atmosphere and festivities have offended some religious communities in that israeli city paula slee is the force. behind me is the us fishing village the heart beats are festivities here in tel aviv but if you just walk across the road here is a mosque one of many in the nearby city where worshippers are observing the holy
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month of ramadan and some of been complaining that the noise and parties are interfering with it praise similar kind of complaints coming from ultra orthodox jewish rabbis who are complaining that final on saturday to dissipate the holy day of sabbath let's take a look and ask people what they think. you're a vision coincides with ramadan which came as a surprise to the people who prayed at the nearby has mosque presently lost up to 40 minutes so they could have children to break in the contest to give people least 25 minutes to pray and then kept going as normal for the rest of the night it would have been a mark of respect to muslims i think it's very good publicity for israel i think it's very good for economic like for businesses in. their district should be jewish and this one should be free because people break here it's not normal to see walking their own make it during ramadan as a muslim but a lot of muslims go to the mosque and other people come here to swim their own i'm
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a muslim so i go to the mosque is not good for us all to be in the same place people don't like it i think it's great it's happy it's very very lovely. and i hope they will keep on coming rushing through the file of course as well it's all happening tomorrow night on a t.v. near you worst things looking so far this one. for most go check it out latest headlines from us any time for me kevin o. into the rest the team wants you to this morning have a great friday. when we all make this manufacture come sentenced to public wealth. when the ruling
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classes protect themselves. in the final merry go round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room 6. 1000000000. she's a bestselling author and spiritual leader who's been embraced by oprah winfrey and now marianne williamson is running for president and joins me for a one on one conversation about issues activism and american evolution on this edition of politics. welcome to politicking on matthew cook in for larry king marianne williamson is a bestselling author lecturer and friend and advisor to oprah when.

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