the u.k. defense. proposal for a british veterans rights group same. criminal offenses sets a dangerous precedent. on the program the former. tests in the pacific. ocean the warning from the u.n. we hear from a resident. that cleanup of the entire complete. portion of the radiation that is. a large amount went into the ocean. nord stream pipeline project passes
a milestone with 50 percent construction work completed. in the baltic sea. made the solid i'm going. to get the army here right on board. 247 news live from moscow this is our international wherever you may be traveling in from right across the world hello and welcome to our top story the 1st woman to serve as u.k. defense secretary penny more. her term off to a controversial start listing international by her plan to grant immunity from
investigation and prosecution for british veterans for crimes committed while an octave judy. 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 body isn't the only organization concerned by the proposal especially as penny more don't want to extend coverage to northern ireland 2 years polly pocket. 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 divide 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 had the iraq historic allegations team spent 7 years trolling 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 speaker i competed 72 as you know or 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 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 a concern 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 back of the is one place that is not so very wonderful people civilians on armed others who might not be part of that whose human rights need to get those soldiers should have been 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 honesty or exemption for anyone anywhere the government couldn't find an easy way to say that we will now bring all of these victims back into the un. and this will be our intention from this. lesson is altered other headlines story vis our review of waste from a u.s. atomic bomb test site in the pacific is in immediate danger of leaking into the ocean that's 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 . one of the marshall islands we marched from the colonial period war want to end the impacts of nuclear testing conducted more than 6 to get civil only 27 years later and now facing the consequences of climate change let's bring you some buckra into this the nuclear test for a curry died from 1946 to 958 far away from american territory on the marshall islands in the pacific at the time they were under u.s. administration the tests included the most powerful detonation of an american hydrogen bomb which was about $1000.00 times bigger than the atomic bomb dropped on the japanese city of hiroshima many islanders were forcibly evacuated from their property and resettled and for those who remained there's been some serious consequences. the cleanup of the entire at a was not complete that is just
a portion of the radiation that it is the at will a large amount was dumped straight into the ocean the entire atoll is contaminated not simply ruin it and the radiation affects us on a daily basis then we have many illnesses in our community has that only as a mother and the finitely impact 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 have always attempted to bring attention to the fact of what has happened and what continues to happen to our no way which and including petitions to the u.n. court case. regarding environmental law and they are met with silence ok i want to show you here in our news wall a concrete dome built back in the 1970 s.
on one island as a dumping ground for radioactive waste it's no badly decayed it's 40 centimeters thick and more than a 100 meters across covering 89 metre deep crater the vast hole was created by the cactus nuclear weapons test in 1058 the cover was planned as a temporary fix but due to cracks may be about to leak radio active waste that's been exacerbated by rising sea levels and the crater has never been lined we must i u.s. government report also warned of the receiver years ago a former worker there told us that people are suffering health problems related to the side. i'm nationalist to go to the marshall islands and we talk of so one of the ones we happily 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 out was contaminated the main island itself but yet it was they were supposed to take up to anywhere from $6.00 to $18.00 inches of snow all transported from whatever alan ate they collected onto the island of ruin it place it and one of the bomb craters the blast great is that were created by tommy brown says and then eventually kept that credo 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 out and they would have them fill a big jug with europe roughly about 8000 men went there many of them have passed away says dan we are losing in a way to 6 to 7 a year and as a very liberal number we have the facts without children the government has no
compensation for us. ok news of a big development the north stream to project a gas pipeline that's intended to pump russian gas to europe by way of the baltic sea has passed an important milestone with over 50 percent of the construction work all completed we got exclusive access to one of the vessels in the pipeline. i 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 ship. this is where the north stream to project is born right here.
the heartbeat of the ship it's like a kid you know just this gentleman controls the pieces the poles the kings the roof . what makes the solitary 5 like vessel real technological marvel is the fact that they get are be here right on board. the 5 tanks and how to be protected well and tested. 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 not to do it this is probably not a perfect analogy but it does explain what's happening with the norns 32 projects if you will not supplying someone else will but in the end you have to still would only get shown to be. it's 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 america has literally been fully 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 even receive travel bans to the u.s. could i do but to. do a job if you like and 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 it in the way we apply to all of the world. political views shouldn't really mean that the end of the day if you don't have a job to do but no matter what you have and what's probably going to be long is the getting string and the world is making its way into the seawater and the pace is. kilometers today with this kind of performance the team is expecting the project will be complete by the end of this. president money will mccrone said party will not block the operation of chinese
telecoms giant weiwei in france joining the chorus of countries like the u.k. germany which are also refusing to go to u.s. pressure mccollum's common comes hard on the heels of washington placing while away on a trade block list over alleged security concerns or to charlotte toobin ski reports from the technology conference in part this 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 cause the tensions between the e.u. and the u.s. a warning 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 not mention huawei by name but it's clear who it's aimed dads 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 light of 5 g. in a bit 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 of the 38 technology who are willing to sign no spy agreements with governments to commit ourselves to making our quitman meet the nose spying no back doors standard so as the tech world cap 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 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 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 a lot of. lloyd in france or in europe between it would be ok australia and new zealand top already call a dick from the street despite assurances from huawei bought with the stroke of a pen trump has seriously bumped up the pressure up on you repeat and 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 gates to find their ways and still a question over whether europe as a whole is prepared to encourage truck traffic on the 4 lights if it decides the
future lies with china shown that you can skate on see carries. stories going nowhere fast but we're back in 90 seconds with much more news this friday if they want. one else seemed wrong why don't we all just don't call. me. yet to shape out these days to come after. and in detroit because the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
most people think just 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 race in truth to stand the news business you just leave there's the right questions and demand the right answers. question. law again apparently it's much more difficult to tell fact from fiction in news and reporting in the us according to a new study by a round think tank. 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 intent or graphic polarization pretty extensive analysis this news in the digital age report examines the coverage of 15 news clips the include such as the new york times the washington post major t.v. network c.n.n. there and b c fox also under the microscope along with those you might have seen their digital platform politico breitbart buzz feed well well the report suggests
that from 19. to 2017 u.s. media has taken a gradual and subtle shift toward subjectivity and away you from fox and analysis it sees online media in particular reflects personal frames on subjective references it also claims t.v. news reporting is being replaced with opinion based shows led by pundits and will probably is that winning journalist chris hedges say the findings are just the fight. 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. we 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 we're people are getting wise to into whatever particular political belief system or you know conspiracy theory that they happen to embrace their reinforce so if you look at the especially the electronic media the fact is interchangeable with opinion people believe whatever they want to believe. staying stateside the 2020 u.s. presidential election is already seeing a spike in the number of democratic candidates eager to challenge donald trump 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 that scale up and go through. 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 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 do just bias and it's real and it exists but 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 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 tropez perfect 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. conant 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 although i didn't see policies come from the left because that's what they've been injured in 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 when 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 nowhere near 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 like to 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 disparate people it is particular identities.
venezuelan 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 mature us diplomats last month and u.s. interference in the south american country armed police raided the embassy building on thursday morning venice where i didn't give permission for the police operation and say it breaks international law the activists spent more than 3 weeks in the on the scene preventing officials of self the karen interim president one by dove from entering it and this will as pres permanent representative to the united nations say it's the police who are the trespassers not the activists. they are not us possibly kohls they. are for real family station i mean the republican is the only. footy's over this without which he's the government of president my little we he's. just pay that so
they're not trespassing that's the 1st thing. and. the local police. in. private they actually break. that action and all of the. police the local police and all the pacifists but the activists gain the attention of some prominent figures on whedon's the civil rights figurehead jesse jackson arrived at the embassy to give food to the protesters in south reports suggested authorities were preventing supplies from reaching them however jesse jesse jesse jackson charo was criticized by the wind to appointed ambassador to the u.s. who accused him of supporting human rights violators reverend jackson explain to us
why he decided to help the protesters. and that was not right. in this case no one wins. and this room of reconciles. us cannot do it alone and replace one. with full democracy it is in the national law. in international law and human rights and so the terminations. and people must protest but just coming up to half past 2 in the afternoon here in moscow join me again at the top of the hour for more global news updates this friday next though or politicking.
join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see if. those who are very. well known case because of what show did was stolen in 69 in. sicily 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 gone because tourists had eaten it. 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 winfrey who earlier this year announced her bid for the democratic nomination for the white house it was also announced recently that williamson has qualified for the debate stage where she will join a large number of other 2020 primary hopefuls she said that america is in need of a moral and spiritual awakening what does she mean by that and where does she stand on the political and cultural issues making today's headlines let's find out as marianne williamson joins me from columbia south carolina marianne thanks so much for being here thank you so much for having me so why are you running for president
. i'm running for president because i believe that the united states has swerved it is swerved in such fundamental ways away from the core values of our democracy and of our deep human principles and we need at this point a serious and fundamental pattern disruption of the political and economic status quo that has caused this to happen now i don't believe that we will be able to defeat donald trump just with someone who is fierce enough or tough enough to defeat him i think anybody who thinks that it's that simple is very naive about the nature of this opponent i think the only way you can defeat a big lies with some big truth and too much of our political establishment does a lot of have truth telling i've worked with people for 35 years very up close and personal on transforming their lives and in order to transform your life you have to really get down and have a very serious honest weirdly honest calm.