a trove of classified documents is found in a rubbish bin in london and a deeply embarrassing blow to the u.k.'s top super secret chemical lab facility porton down an investigation has been launched. outgoing commission president john slams the lack of transparency on his likely successor was agreed on by black leaders that as questions regarding arsenal of underlines job competence mount. plus around says its oil supertanker it was illegally seized by the u.k. and demands its release britain insists the vessel was bound for syria in violations of you sanctions. and a child impersonator of america's youngest ever congresswoman believes her social
media accounts are reportedly receiving death threats from supporters of alexander across or quartos. right. this time from washington d.c. i'm going to look up socialism because socialism let me think socialism actually that 1st social media. watching our national coming to you live from the russian capital where it's just turned 7 pm welcome to the program. britain's defense ministry has launched an investigation into why and how a top secret documents apparently ended up in a trash bin in london it comes as a huge embarrassment for the u.k.'s top secret chemical weapons facility porton down for more at the thousands of files originated by book reports. one man's trash another journalist's treasure in this case it is quite an extraordinary story the
daily star newspaper big splash on it today they say they were alerted to this trove of documents found in a bin by a member of the public last week and this secret files were dumped in a north london we leave in a receipt killing bin to be precise the kind that sort of stands out on the street outside a residential building or a commercial one and people will put their waste inside it except that this wasn't wasted it was a massive hole thousands of pages reportedly detailing the past and home address of one. details of the patrol offices duties there at porton down and the newspapers quoting all sorts of unnamed security sources talking about how appalled they are at this breach of security that's taken place one referred to all this as
a terrorist's dream and it could have only ended that it could have ended in kentucky strophe they were commenting there are calls for an inquiry now and the ministry of defense has already responded to the story with this statement take a listen we take the protection of personal data very seriously and we have a range of procedures in place to do so including complying with the data protection act we also expect 3rd parties who legitimately hold data to apply similar stricter protections we can confirm that an investigation has been launched into the alleged incident and the reason this is raising eyebrows is because porton down is a top secret government chemical laboratory is at the front line of the fight against biological and chemical weapons and the government conducts extensive research that. into all sorts of substances it was in the news quite a bit last year because it was the. that determined what the
substance which substance it was that was used in the poisoning of the gay and script that was a huge scandal which saw the british government accused russia of orchestrating the attack against the double former double agent and his daughter but porton down really coming to the fore then and it was pivotal in determining that this nerve agent was charged that was used against the 2 and of course it is just such a secret but it's in charge of some pretty hazardous materials so the fact that any documents have been disposed a of from a government site in this way found in a london been 70 miles away from the facility itself will be of concern to both the ministry of defense and to intelligence services here i think
portadown should invest in a shredder person. outgoing commission president junko younger house criticized the way his likely successor has been picked by block leaders addressing the media in the finnish couple helsinki he compared the way he and ursula on the line were nominated. very transcript. but the process. which led to my nomination in 2014 was very transparent because we had looked at the dates everyone knew what was up if this. would be the shortest power to dupe in parliament it's a vision to come back to what unfortunately didn't become a tradition ursula on the line is behind these comments and how she's been nominated for the position of european commission president to take over from going steps down at the end of october she's really split opinion with this nomination
that you see from the european council at the heads of government of the 28 member states of the e.u. domestically her record as defense minister has been raked over quite extensively with many people pointing out the state of germany's military at the moment is well at its lowest ever that it's been for a long time the book does bear quite often being the the butt of many jokes about planes that don't fly that don't fire boats that don't sail in submarines that can't submerge all the european level though it's been a big criticism of the way in which she was nominated for the position because who doesn't have the right to ignore all the candidates that have been voted for by european citizens the future of europe can no longer be decided behind closed doors bonder lane is our weakest minister that's apparently enough to become commission president it is an unparalleled act of political trickery vanderlei and should 1st be nominated by germany before other e.u.
states can induce the nomination and should also leave office 1st otherwise it turns it all into a theater and the elections into one big fast well they're also that all supporting . the line they're praising the fact that a woman has been nominated for the 1st time for they said well what some would regard as the top job in european politics is commission president. there's also been support from world leaders from european leaders who said if. you wrote credentials it was enough on the names of wonder lane as many of the european level know her and then appreciate her experience her as a defense minister and therefore am convinced that there will be a clear support from the european peoples party and hopefully this is well if in the if wonderingly in fails to be elected as head of the commission by the parliament europe risks a possible constitutional crisis so i find it a very charming idea to the face of europe it will be female in the future as well
the polling here in germany doesn't really tally with what i think it was just saying there 56 percent of people here don't think that sort of on the line is the right person for the job of european commission president in fact 71 percent of those polled in germany said the way in which she was nominated was and rightly that they would rather see paul and pick who would be the the commission president as it is parliament gets to vote on the nomination put forward by the european council as we're seeing at the moment in the vote will take place on the 16th of july the european parliament voting on whether the line will be the next year a peon commission presidential needs an absolute majority in the europol of it if that's to be so german m.p. andrea hunger believes the democratic process is in question as well as the candidate herself. what i think we have 2 problems one problem the soprano's democracy that the leading how did the. difference are these her
becoming the less the most votes come the president was the european commission like it also has been cooked 5 years ago and not something completely different came out some of the us also picked up the 2nd thing is the person oh also not follow this quote unquote whatever she is inside the german government i would say a heart about our. relation to russia. increased very much the military budget germany and there's a moment there is the investigation committee launched on her sort of cause but that's all external units risk. people from outside the ministry of the summer of 200000000 euro. maritime piracy that's how iran
described a seizure of its oil supertanker by british marines it happened on thursday off the southern tip of the iberian peninsula near gibraltar and british territory disputed by spain to iran condemns what it sees as an illegal detention and demands the immediate release of the vessel. an iranian foreign ministry official described the u.k. moves on acceptable and called for the immediate release of the oil tank of given that has been seized at the request of the u.s. the u.k. navy's measure is tantamount to maritime piracy britain has no right to impose its own unilateral sanctions or those of the european union in an extra territorial manner against the other countries this is the very bullying policy of the u.s. . gibraltar chief minister says the tanker may have been carrying oil to syria and violation of eve sanctions however iran has provided documents to the u.k. proving that the vessel was transiting to a permitted destination without specifying where spain notes that it was detained
by britain after a u.s. request washington meanwhile applauded the seizure. excell news uki has detained the supertanker grease one laden with the reigning oil bomb for syria in violation of you sanctions american our allies will continue to prevent regimes into ran in damascus from profiting off this illicit trade the white house unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and stopped harsh sanctions on tehran iran now says it is no longer bound by the agreement and will breach impose limits on uranium stockpiles to iran as that's because other signatories including france germany and the u.k. haven't done enough to keep that deal live for it is a professor at the university of tehran faculty of world studies says following trump's requests will be disastrous for the u.k. . this policy towards iran is fading and it's quite surprising that the u.k. is actually following trump's orders which is going to be
a disaster for the british people this is part of a long. of poking. practices that the u.s. government has engaged in this practice of talking iran. basis i think it will have severe limitations i think iranian leaders are tired of this type of policies and i think they will respond the response is going to be not something that is going to be good for both sides i think still to come in the program a young girl who did impressions of a u.s. congresswoman has deleted her social media accounts after reportedly receiving death threats that story and more after this short break. a new foreign policy think tank will start
a business challenging foreign policy orthodoxies it is called the quincy institute for responsible state this is not an ordinary think tank it is funded by charles koch and george shore ost among others talk about strange bedfellows can these establishment billionaires say come on the foreign policy. you know 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 smart we need to stop slamming the door on the back 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.
you're watching are changing national welcome back to the program concerns are mounting over nato's military exercise sea breeze and the black sea here's an excerpt from its promotional video. 1000 nato states are taking part in the annual drills this year 24 aircraft 32 vessels and some 3000 troops have been sent to the region for the event. the drills
have already provoked tensions with moscow interest have a u.s. surveillance plane heading for the russian border russia has since launched its own drills and is monitoring of nato activities in the area the foreign ministry says that the exercises are a dangerous idea. for not joining live by political analyst chris bambery for more on this now this is an annual event but it's these are taking place right after the incident in the current strait where 3 korean vessels were detained by russia after trying to cross the border does that affect the perception of these drills. yes i think it does which is the near which we are seeing the tension the obvious tension between ukraine and the russian russian federation but we're also seeing again this is part of a constant drive to expand nato true they have these exercises regularly but you have to put in the context of the introduction of nato forces the baltic states the
missile defense system the buildup of american bases around russian russian borders all of that cruising increase in the tension and this is also an area of some fragility i mean you know we have talk a traditionally a nato member no longer other power in this area be watching with some trepidation and we should also recall that in china this area is of some importance because it's the end of the silk or the whole project based on you know the chinese drive drive drive westwards this is where that use silk road would enter europe so this is a very sensitive area and once again you're seeing the sort of the current global build up a whole number of states russia and china in particular but also it's ok iran will be watching this winding up in opposition to the united states and its nato allies so this is just simply increasing a poor eyes ation which we're seeing which has been mounting steadily or as
a consequence of this new who war against russia. now along those lines why would you say what sort of message is nato trying to put across by carrying out these drills so close to russia. is putting a very big warning shot across the bows of russia i think it's seeing you know the suppose agenda that russia has need for those to expand you know and in fact russia as we nor since the collapse of the soviet union is being called contracting particularly given the promises that were made to gorbachev at that time the need to would not expand into the former soviet satellites former soviet republics a promise that has been broken that this is just constantly a warning short true to the russians. who are purveyed in the way as being the sort of threat all the rest that leaving aside the enormous military and economic disparity between the united states and russia an overwhelming military
disparity between the 22 countries yet somehow russia is presented as a threat and we are being told in london and elsewhere you know that the hostile to this hard military stands in the baltic states in eastern europe in the in the black sea in order to prevent any appeasement of russian aggression how do such exercises affect the stability of the region and globally. i think there's going to be when the danger here is we see another military build up developing in the black sea you will see nervousness in tokyo which there seems traditionally was a very strong our united states and no one go no regard as being another enemy of enemy of washington in iran and the whole region to these that armenia and azerbaijan i mean potentially this is you know an area of some instability and it's feeding into feeding into that because also your treasures on russia's backyard
immense vast all of crimea of very important military bases a naval bases for russia traditionally this is been quite sensitive area where russia had well the united states has not had a presence of britain before that did not have a presence it's been treated with some some care by the west in the past nor so i think this is going to increase as i see tension and it's going to lead to an escalation is called war which we've seen developing between washington and moscow political analyst chris bambery thank you for your time and your comments. the parents of an 8 year old girl who became an internet hit with her parodies of america's youngest ever congresswoman had deleted all of her social media accounts after she and her family report received death threats from supporters of democrat alexander cortez. right. again this time from washington d.c.
right i ask you to look up socialism because socialism is so anything like socialism it actually show up 1st so show me. like i still show yes on this socialist think 3 of the most successful countries in the world i socialist to they israela they stuck into it a vote will not be doing any more many a o.c. contant the left's harassment and death threats have gone too far for our family we have been getting calls on our personal phone numbers for our safety and for our child's safety we deleted all many a o.c. accounts they own impersonator started making her videos with the help of her stepfather and uncle she became famous after doing one of them on fox news her twitter account had 87000 followers before it was deleted and some of her fans are outraged by what happened when you claim to be an advocate for children but you threaten the life of
a child makes him areas of the dumbest person in congress who just might be and they don't take leftist stay safe you'll always be our meanie see what do well do we leave no problem making fun of harassing threatening our president but if you make fun of you see you get death threats this isn't even american anymore i love this little girl's death it is sick that people have been dogging her and threatening her life journalist and commentator chadwick moore so some people just lack a sense of humor. the videos were so sweet and harmless and so cute there wasn't possibly anything you could find offensive about it one of the big rules about the left is that you're not allowed to mock them that is one of the biggest no no if you cannot laugh at them you cannot make fun of them they are moral and intellectual superiors and the people who are most effective at mocking them are the ones who get attacked the most this this child was just so sweet
having a bit of fun at one of the most laughable characters in american politics it's unfortunate we live in this world where the left works so hard to silence people and feeling intimidated i mean this is all about simulations the left has controlled culture for 405060 years they dominated and they cannot handle it that the right is the getting through ratings culture they can't handle it the right is being funnier than they are you. disney has announced that it's remake of the children's classic the little mermaid will start black actress holly bailey in the lead role sparking debate. after an extensive search it was abundantly clear that halle possesses that rare combination of spirit heart youth innocence and substance plus a glorious singing voice all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role . back in 1989 disney released its adaptation of the famous fairy tale written by
the danish author hans christian andersen and that version ariel was a blue eyed red haired white girl some argue that the new version should stay true to the 89 film but others say having a black lead is a win for diversity. the actress cast is areal can sing act dance and is beautiful but racists yes that extreme irritation you feel is racism or like mermaids can be black wool crabs can talk so we're all stretching here shut up fat box the little mermaid lives on a tropical coral reef with a calypso signal with a strong jamaican accent when you think about it it's bizarre she was white the fust time around there goes my favorite princess can't believe the just 3 my favorite princess she has a beautiful voice but if she's playing ariel i'm going to be she doesn't fit the look at all could you imagine the uproar of the cast a white actress to play tiana in the live action remake i just don't understand why
is this necessary here on r t we put the issue up for debate. well that what people are trying to do is trying to bring people back to a certain kind of reality that we live in a very diverse society and to try and present if you like to try and normalize but because what happened before was that we had a society which those people were excluded or if they were presented they were presented as before they were prevented of course in the translation which was derogatory to them we bring race to the forefront and make it an issue when it really isn't an issue i think it's a very dangerous precedent and i think it is think it really is not i think it's really not about the inclusive idea that your other guest discussed discusses i think it's really a leftist agenda to divide us and keep us from working together and i think the people who are over concerned about his presentation are trying to as they said they want something they're used to but any challenge. challenges if you challenge
is what they think in their they think they think they should be like a princess can be black and what we want to do weird is not a lie not that so every every single hollywood movie made from now on must have a gay person a jewish person a black person hispanic person and all we're probably better represent all the population so let's lay a puerto rican person a human person and i don't know there are people here from from our other countries too should we should we just make sure now that every single group has every single race religion color size socio economic level where do you draw the lying if you look at the history of hollywood birth of a nation it started off really badly with the original 1st feature film been a racist film which used skin color in a negative way of course they should be a good story line but also a film can do multi faceted things and i think we have to move beyond being obsessed by the fact that we live in a society that is proud to support diversity we do live in a society that does have problems around racism in american society has that and i
think that the people who are denying. that people are not willing to begin to really talk about challenging it we had some be called bill and ruth to walk into a black church and shocked everybody i'm sorry there's been a number of shootings in on the places these a tragic tragic things we had black president black billionaires all over the place all sorts of hispanic people and positions of power i would hope that no one would not like this character based on that they might not like the idea of it being imposed they might feel it's a little bit racist to say oh we have to have a princess be a certain color i don't think that makes them a racist i think that makes them somebody that just wants the best person for the job to be chosen whether it's a movie or a corporate venture i think the best person should always be chosen regardless of their skin color or anything else that's a news break down for this hour and that's all for me as well but we're not making aaron will be taking over in about 30 minutes thanks for tuning in wherever you may
be. my son doing drugs my nephew swears to and drugs my sister just with doing drugs it was like an epidemic of drug abuse america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse sort of going after the users in the prison population who are we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like criminals while i was on the hill recently became convinced that the war on drugs stinks there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for. this for minor minor offenders in the drug trade it's
a lot watching your children grow up in issue in ways. you've been saved by. a business it doesn't get easy. seems wrong. to shape out these days to come out ahead and engage with equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. this is a stick from the water bottle found in the stomach of the fish the brand is part of the coca-cola company which sells millions of bottles of soda every day the idea was that let's tell consumers they're the bad ones they're the litter bugs are
throwing this away industry should be blamed for all this waste the company has long promised to reuse the plastic. it's difficult. to manage. their plastic. special projects funding me. on that i knew that is the end of it for the team but for now the mountains of waste only grow. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle a new foreign policy think tank will start a business challenging foreign policy orthodoxies it is called the quincy institute
for responsible state this is not an ordinary think tank it is funded by charles koch and george soros among others talk about strange bedfellows can these establishment billionaires take on the foreign policy blog. talking strange bedfellows i'm joined by my guest on the bar in new york he's host of the c.p.r. news a daily radio newscast in london we have been he is a professor of international politics and city university of london with research interest in american foreign policy and its thing thanks as well as author of several. books including think tanks and power in foreign policy and foundations of the american century and an oxford we cross to see he is a senior policy consultant and british american security information council retired u.s. diplomat and an expert on strategic intelligence and.