in the headlines this morning. the dangerous. american nuclear tests. to contaminate the ocean is the warning from the u.n. we hear from a resident. that the entire. week that. the radiation that is. a large amount was into the ocean. stream to gas pipeline project process a big. 50 percent of the construction work. we get
a firsthand view from one of the vessels out there in the baltic sea. made the pipeline that's the real technological marvel. to get. here right all morning. good morning live from. moscow this friday this is all to international with me kevin no into the stories in more detail than 5 the 1st woman to serve as u.k. defense anymore than go to off to a controversial start internationally plan to grant immunity for british veterans from investigation and prosecution for crimes committed while on active. 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 these proposals potentially set a dangerous precedent. where the human rights party isn't the only organization concerned about the proposal especially especially mordant wants to extend that cover to northern ireland though to polly boyd has got bored into. the new boss in here has proposed a new law one that would presume soldiers innocent of any offenses committed throughout the course of a broad more than 10 years ago although that rule could have 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 no surprise at preventing someone who's committed a crime from facing justice this is about stopping in industries that surrounds these processes which is not about the pursuit of justice i have at the iraq historic allegations team spent 7 years trawling through allegations of murder torture wrongdoing at 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 completed 7 tours nor all with 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 and 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'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 people and others who might not be argued out 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 bring all of these veterans back into the court. and this will be our intention from this. radioactive waste from the u.s. atomic bomb test site in the pacific to the 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 the nuclear tests were carried out from 12462958 far away from american territory on the marshall islands in the pacific ocean at the time they were on the us administration the tests 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 everett shimmer many islanders were forcibly evacuated from their property and then resettled but for those who remain there's been some serious consequences the clean up of the entire at will was not complete that is just a course of the radiation that exists on the atmel a large amount was dumped straight into the ocean the entire atoll is contaminated not simply ruin it dom and the radiation affects us on a daily basis then we have many illnesses in our community personally as a mother the finale impacts me because when my children get sick i i wonder is that something more than just a cold or a flu that worry is constantly there the island us they've always attempted to bring attention to the fact of what has happened and what continues to happen to
any way which and including petitions to the u.n. court case. regarding environmental law and they are met with silence. a concrete dome built back in the seventy's on one island as a dumping ground for radioactive waste is now badly decayed it's pretty substantial it's 40 centimeters think more than 100 meters across covering a 9 meters deep crater from an earlier bomb test however over the years it's been exposed to the elements for decades now is affected by rising sea levels is the worry u.s. government report also warned of the risk several years ago to one former worker there told us that people are suffering health problems related to the. i'm nationalist to go to the marshall islands and we talk of so once 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 islands which were the most contaminated they said any weeks art was an examination that the main island itself but yet it was it was supposed to take anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow all transported from whatever alan ate they collected on to allan of ruin it place it and one of the bomb craters the last great is that were created by comic downstairs and then eventually kept that greater supposedly to contain it for ever they told us that we would not be 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 would leave that out and they would have the. big year or roughly about 8000 men went there many of them have passed away since dan we're losing in a way to 6 to 7 a year and that's a very liberal number we have the facts without georgian the government has no
compensation for us. at all seem to project a gas pipeline that's intended to pump russian gas to europe where the baltic sea passed an important milestone with 50 percent of the construction but not completed we got exclusive access to one of those vessels laying the pipeline for you. love the sea somewhere in between in helsinki and st petersburg and i have a valve to show you something that could cause a real scuffle between germany and its european coach and the us it is a real gas pipes to get to the show. this is where that all seems to project is born right here.
the heartbeat of the ship and such a budget this gentleman controls the pieces the poles the kings the route. one makes the solitary 5 like vessel real think the odds of them are about the fact that to get the r.v. here right on board. the 5 banks out to be protected oh well that's. just imagine you are a real shopaholic you love going to all kinds of stores but then i hand 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 to do it this is probably not a perfect analogy but it does explain what's happening with the north street news project if you will not supply any someone else will but in the end you have to still would only get these. just because we decided to have a guess where this project is really low in washington they want american companies to sell liquefied natural gas to europe and send it there on ships and america has literally been pulling 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 and draft bill has been proposed in the u.s. senate suggesting that companies and individuals working on north street could have their absence frozen and they could be receive travel bans to the u.s.
could i do but it. should do a job and so i think we all need got. 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 the throwing of the finger both of the way we apply all over the world. political view shouldn't really mean that the end of the day was all going to go to jail but no matter what there you have it was probably going to be long is to get the string and the world is making its way into the sea water and the pace is. kilometers a day when this kind of performance the team is expecting the project will be completed by the end of this. next story may come as a surprise to well no it's partly it's not much more difficult to tell fact from fiction in news and reporting in the u.s. according to a new study by the rand 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 we've alluded to it here several times in the political space but it's also important to think about social economic into a graphic polarization the report suggests that from 9 to 99 to 2017 u.s. media has taken a gradual and subtle shift toward subjectivity and away from fox and analysis it says online media in particular reflects personal frames and subjective references it also claims that t.v. news reporting is being replaced with opinion shows led by pundits prize winning journalist chris hedges says those findings are justified. i think on the cable
news channels whether it's imus 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 in the mic. 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 are getting wise into whatever particular political belief system or you know conspiracy theory did they happen to embrace
their reinforce or if you look at the especially the electronic media the fact is interchangeable with opinion people believe whatever they want to believe. president emanuel micron has said paris will not block the operation of chinese telecoms giant highway in france joining the chorus of countries than likely u.k. like germany which are also refusing to bow to u.s. pressure over it but france comments come hard on the heels of washington placing huawei on a trade blacklist over alleged security concerns at the chalet dubinsky next this morning reports from the 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 foreign adversaries deemed to pose unacceptable risks to national security including from cyber espinosa and sabotage it may no mention of whoa wait 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 spying no back doors standard so as the tech world gap is
here in paris how worrisome all day 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 but i don't know i don't think we can do anything about it really think it's pro-business same with. mobile phone a just so we don't just know the the different elements of the older 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 to look tough. in france or in europe it would it would be ok australia and new zealand top already from speed despite assurances from huawei but with the stroke of a pen trump has seriously bumped up the pressure on european allies to follow suit and to find the way from 5 g. networks although the dutch and the germans said that they will stand steadfast
against the ban there was still a question over whether europe as a whole is prepared to coach from scratch on the 4 lights if it decides the future out lies with china show that you can skate ot see carries more supporters he's ahead the venezuelan embassy in the us is a flashpoint in already fraught relations between the countries. where the headlines when we come back when. there's an petersburg international economic forum is a unique event in today's business world. over the last 21 years the forum has become a leading global platform for discussing the keys economic issues facing russia emerging markets and the world thousands of business community members attend the
forum to address today's a vital issues. one just as well for him coverage on r.t. . there was a very well known case kind of what showed it was stolen in 69 in. a very important painting and somebody from the mafia just said a few years ago dead today has stolen and stored it in the hall. and when they wanted to pick it up it was called because tourists had eaten it.
i get a bonus he's out international so the 2020 u.s. presidential election is already seeing a spike in the number of democratic candidates eager to challenge donald trump now in new york city mayor bill de blasio has become the 23rd democrat to announce his campaign and it seems the party is focusing on divisions in us society rather than unity as kellam open 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 or philosophical commitments and then develop policies off of that joe biden and bernie sanders both of them elderly white men are the 2 top candidates for the democratic nomination in the year of $20.20 now regardless of their
policies that fact alone has got top democrats crying sexism i think is just gender bias i think people are genuinely biased against women i think. young women they're just bias and it's real and it exists but you have to overcome it's a female candidate amy clovers 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 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 democrats have been quibbling
about the importance of women and minorities to counter trends so-called white identity trump has perfected white i didn't the 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 asked and why defend yourself with logical arguments when you can simply decry europe. conan as being a big hit in today's america it seems that identity politics is a new reality as the country shapes up for the next election all the identity politics come from the left because that's what they've been enjoying their campaigns over the past few years they're creating division all to try and get certain people who believe the same way they do last summer 2016 there was no so-called person of color on a democrat is a huge battle over who's going to be the actual came to date there's going to be some identity politics going on there if joe biden is successful people may say oh
would you have a woman over here a black person over here in person 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 of just it in particular identities. but as well in president nicolas maduro is 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 a tourist diplomats last month and the u.s. interference more generally in the south american country police raided the embassy building on thursday morning and as well it didn't give permission for the police operation says it breaks international law therefore the activists spent more than 3 weeks in the embassy preventing officials himself declared interim president why dove mentoring it but as well as permanent representative to the united nations says that it's the police who are the trespass is not the activists. they're not us
possibly coles they. are for all thought i'd say. i mean the republican is the only. low flow forty's over this side out which is the government oppressed in mind a little over i seen them to stay there so they're not just passing. that's the 1st thing and 2nd. the info to the state mean the local police and the secret service when they. broke into the right word in. private they actually were breaking the vehicle being something that i should know the actual task. the police the local police and all the pacifist the activists to gain the attention of some prominent figures to a wednesday civil rights figurehead jesse jackson arrived at the embassy to give food to the protesters it came out for a port suggested authorities preventing supplies from reaching them but just
junctions charitable act was criticized by the quite the appointed ambassador to the u.s. who accused him of supporting human rights violates his reverend jackson explain to us direct why he decided to help the protesters. through the murder of the burglars a murderer could oh and that was not right. in this case no one wins. and is counted and there's a rumor of reconciles. credible convening the u.s. cannot do it alone and replacing one government for another. with the full democracy it is in there is a lot within the movement. in international law and human rights and certain terminations. and people must protest that but that's why things look in so far this morning from moscow check out our site how to dot com of course so much more news on that and all the breaking headlines to us when they happen if you got up to go straight to mobile device for now in moscow it's cover now and for me the rest
to feel. something yes i'm them what do you how much. do you. measure. in a world of big partisan movies a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
welcome to self and calm sophie shevardnadze he knows how to hunt down a masterpiece lost for decades no matter if it's decorating somebody's backyard or hidden beneath the murky waters of the underground art world the indiana jones of lost art historian and detective arthur brand is my guest. still purses and wallets others might get kozel hells as well some still hold budgets but there is a criminal underworld with exquisite taste in which people steal contemporary and selling the finest crafted treasures on the black market want to. give the don't.
want is that crime more sophisticated than other speeches. doing. to retrieve lost most of pieces. ours are brand historian and our detective welcome to the show great to have you with us mr brown so. the media call you indiana jones of the art world but as far as i can tell from your own accounts your job isn't as action packed i mean it's more like dan brown no well you've said that you deal with it and underworld and obviously you're risking your life sometimes so why like the most dire threats i don't know the colombian necktie or where your family lives do you take this threat seriously. sometimes you get threats is normal in the underworld in a criminal world they cannot go to a judge they do not have access to the to justice so day have to use threats so
they also do it to me but i don't take them too serious you know if you keep your words with criminals of with somebody else most of the time you're quite safe but it does mean that i do have to keep my words and of course i have to be cautious as a not as keeping your word now is depend on you yes because if they don't keep their words what can i do but it's very important to keep my words these people as says they cannot go to the police they can not go to to a lawyer or to to a judge so they have their own criminal. laws and you have to accept those laws and those laws. keep your words. don't be trade things like that. you are pretty sound for a way out or stay.