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a trove of classified documents is found in a rubbish bin in london and a deeply embarrassing blow to the u.k.'s top secret chemical lab facility porton down an investigation has been. ongoing e.u. commission president john told younker flounce the lack of transparency what his likely successor was agreed on by block leaders that is questions regarding us live on the lines job competence grounds. iran says its oil supertanker was a legally seized by the u.k. and demolished its release person insists the vessel was bound for syria in violation of the e.u. sanctions. on the child impersonating of america's youngest ever congresswoman delete her social media accounts after reportedly receiving death threats from
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supporters of alexandria khan's you are with us. again. from washington d.c. you talk about socialism because socialism is so let me think socialism is actually 1st. very will welcome you watching r.t. international with medicare and. now britain's defense ministry has launched an investigation into why and how a trove of top secret documents apparently ended up in a rubbish bin in london it comes as a huge embarrassment for the u.k.'s top secret chemical weapons facility porton down from where the thousands of files originated reports. one man's trash another journalist's treasure in this case it is quite an extraordinary story the daily
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star newspaper is called 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 password 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
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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 all thora tea that determined what the
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substance which substance it was that was used in the poisoning of a gay and. 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 that it was pivotal in determining that this nerve agent was navi a charge that was used against the 2 and of course it is just such a secret that it's in charge of some pretty hazardous materials so the fact that any documents have been disposed 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
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portadown should invest in a shredder person. or former british diplomat craig murray thinks the porton down incident raises fresh questions about the school power point. we were told the time of the attack on the script of the security is extremely tight at porton it's impossible chemical could have come from. we have no clue that i think charlie goli one of the people affected in the 2nd so-called novacek incident whose girlfriend just died. confirmed for certain. that the perfume bottle he found to be in was his also stated that he used. to go to vote. to take things and that the bin was empty so the whole story falls apart event 2nd bottom of the joke was not there there
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by whoever typed the script plainly perforce of these so-called overtalk is not the 2 directions who came over. in march and the source must be somewhere else and the obvious source of novacek to solve is porton down where they have manufactured it for testing purposes. i'll guarantee you commission president jiang told younger has criticised the way his likely successor has been picked by block leaders addressing the media in the media in the finnish capitol hill think he compared the way he and as live on the lion were nominated. there are transcript. but the prose. which led to my nomination in 2014 was very transparent because we had to look at the dates everyone knew what was up if. the would be the shortest power to dupe in
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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 ebb that it's been for a long time the blunders there quite often being 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 so merge all the european level though it's been a big criticism of the way in which she was nominated for the position because it
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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 lamy 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 there are some that are supporting. the line they are 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 they praised her you wrote credentials it was enough on the inside force who in wonderland has many of the european level know her and then appreciate her experience her as
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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 my department europe risks a possible constitutional crisis so i find it a very charming idea to the face of europe to 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 palm 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 and not vote will take place on the 16th of july the
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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. we discuss the unpopular choice of fund the lion with experts. what i think we have 2 problems one problem democracy. leading how to do. different argues her becoming the us the most but what route are the president was the european commission and not something completely different came out some of your. second thing as a person oh a lot on a minor is quite unpopular and those are mormons or is that investigation on with the law or on who are or. are external units wrists of. people from outside the ministry in the summer of 200000000 euro political decisions can be regarded as democratic if one of 2
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conditions are is met the population has to be involved in the actual decision making in some meaningful way or 2nd. political decisions must reflect popular preferences now funded lines nomination that doesn't lead to either cry personally. yes it's undemocratic by both standards. edge of well to court has extended the detention of the iranian oil supertanker for 14 days to wrong cause the feature of the tanker by british marines maritime piracy the incident happened on thursday off the southern tip of the iberian peninsula by joe baltar and british territory disputed by spain saudi at woodstock's the reports. now the crew of the sea ship grace one of being interviewed by officials and the ship is likely to remain
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impounded for up to several weeks in retaliation though to her own demands the immediate release of the vessel condemns what it sees as an illegal detention and says it's tantamount to maritime piracy an iranian foreign ministry official described the u.k. moves on acceptable and called for the immediate release of the oil tanker 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 us well britain's foreign office said it would not respond to every single comment about the incident that emerged from iran but it reiterated its position that the action came at the request of gibraltar to hold the best i believe to be bound to syria which of course violates the sanctions this actually rose from information giving the gibraltar government reasonable grounds to believe that the vessel the grace
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one was acting in breach of european union sanctions against syria however it's understood that iran has provided documents to the u.k. proving that the vessel was merely transiting to a permitted destination although it didn't exactly specify where since then though it your brother in spain have become embroiled in a row about the seizure with madrid saying it was grace one was intercepted because of a request from the u.s. to the u.k. this time was ok in the we have been aware of the operation civil guard patrols have been watching the area but we are investigating the circumstances under which the u.s. and its petition to the u.k. now as well as spain a senior iranian foreign ministry official said that the united states had asked the u.k. to intercept the ship however just brought us government said in a statement that they acted independently on their own accord the decisions of her majesty's government of gibraltar were taken to do independent. the way some breaches of existing law not at all be some extraneous political considerations
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meanwhile though the seizure was hailed enthusiastically by a key member of the trumpet ministration excell news yuki has the teen 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 in turan and damascus from profiting off the illicit trade so this latest round comes at a time of escalating tensions between the u.s. and iran of course it follows the trumpet ministration previously pulling out of the 2015 nuclear program plus has reinforced punishing sanctions against iran iran now says it's no longer bound by the agreement and will breach impose limits on new rainy and stockpiles and although its european allies including the u.k. have not followed suit in terms of pulling out to her on august other signatories including france and germany haven't done enough to keep the deal alive meanwhile other countries including russia have weighed in on the diplomatic route with
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russia's foreign foreign ministry saying the seizure is an attempt to aggravate the situation around iran and syria and that the reaction from london and washington shows that the incident had been pre-planned. how most of a professor of political science at the university of to wrong points out the seizure of the tonka it's all part of a coordinated campaign. and we have to see this incident is part of the larger campaign to pressure iran every few weeks we are seeing major provocations by the americans what they're sending drones or warship towards iran and now this incident where the british are actually acting on behalf of the americans and we have to remember why because has been in the legal move by the british this is e.u. law it's not international law so what gives the british the right to seize any iranian share based on european laws iran is not a member of the e.u. since the trump government decided to leave the nuclear accord the americans have
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been pressuring iran putting significant pressure on iran and iran has actually been acting in a very relatively cautious manner and we have to understand that you want to not sure restrain forever and we knew such as this where you raining ships are being seized illegally they cannot it actually want you want to do nothing in return if you want does nothing in return then they will put more pressure and more pressure . concerns a mounting of a nato is a military exercise that sebring is in the black sea this is an accept from its professional video.
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literal started on july the 1st on will and on the 12th and. taking place every year since $99719.00 nato states are taking part in the drills this year 24 aircraft $32.00 vessels and some $3000.00 troops have been sent to the region for the event but drills have already provoked tensions with moscow intercepting a u.s. surveillance plane heading for the russian border russia has since launched its own drills and is monitoring nato activities in the area the foreign ministry says that the exercises are a dangerous idea political analyst chris bambery believes this strategy of nato expansion but have dire consequences. this is part of a constant drive to expands nato true there are 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
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russia as we nor since the collapse of the soviet union has been called contracting particularly given the promises that were made to gorbachev at that time the need to would not be expanded into the former soviet satellites former soviet republics a promise that has been broken also all your treasured on russia's old bike your arguments about the role of crimea of very important military bases or naval bases for russia traditionally this is been of course since the area where russia had well the united states has not had a presence of britain before that did not have a presence and it's going to add to an escalation this called war which we've seen developing between washington and more school. the parents of an 18 year old girl who became an internet hit with her parodies of america's youngest ever congresswoman have to lead it all of her social media account as after she and her family reportedly received death threats from supporters of
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a democrat xandra are causing a quarter with. like america. again this time from washington d.c. right i ask you to talk about socialism because socialism is so anything like socialism it actually saw it 1st so show me. like i still show yes i'm a socialist and take 3 of the most successful countries in the works i socialist to say israel are a stuck into it a vote will not be doing any more many a o.c. content 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. the young impersonator started making her videos with the help of her step father and uncle she became famous after doing her impression on fox news a twitter account had 87000 followers before it was deleted some of her followers
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are outraged by what's happened when you claim to be an advocate for children but you threaten the life of a child makes here arius reduce of the dumbest person in congress who just my be any leftist stay safe you always be our meanie see what a world we live in 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 sais that some people just lack of 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 nos you cannot laugh at them you cannot make fun of them they are our moral and intellectual superiors and the people who are most effective at
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mocking them are the ones who get attacked the most of us 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 you and him and ate them and this is all about intimidation the left has controlled culture for 405060 years they've dominated and they cannot handle it that the right is beginning to wade in culture they can handle it the right is being funnier than they are you. give me has announced that he's remake of the children's classic the little mermaid will stop black actress halle bailey in the leaves will allow that house box to pay. after an extensive search it was abundantly clear that halle possesses that rare combination of spirit heart
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youth innocence and substance plus a glorious singing voice all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role . i can $989.00 disney released its adaptation of the famous fairy tale written by the danish author hans christian andersen the love persian ariel was a clue why the redhead white bill of the law gave it the new fashion should stay true to the 1989 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 the strong jamaican accent when you think about it it's bizarre she was white the fos time around there goes my favorite princess can't believe the just 3 my favorite princess she has
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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 when i say 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 1st 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 it is 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
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people are over concerned about his presentation are trying to as they said they want something they're used to but any challenge. challenge is if you challenge is why something in there i don't 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 probably better represent all the population so let's play 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 movie 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
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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 people are denying. that people are not willing to begin to really talk about about challenging it we had some because dylan reached the water into a black church and short of the body i'm sorry there's been a number of shootings in on the basis he's a tragic tragic things we had black president black billionaires all over the place all sorts of hispanic people and in 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 that 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
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a corporate venture i think the best person should always be chosen regardless of their skin color or anything else when i hear it on t.v. love to hear your thoughts on all of our stories so do get in touch by following us on social media and even all your comments that we're going to be back in 15 minutes with the latest to see about. join me every thursday on the alex salmond chill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics. i'm sure. i'll see of that.
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what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president. some want to. have to go to the press this is what the 3 of the more people. interested in the waters a. question. below and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle a new foreign policy think tank will start
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a business challenging foreign policy orthodoxies it's 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 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 think tanks as well as author of several books including think tanks and power in foreign policy and foundations of the american century and in oxford we crossed to ted see he is a senior policy consultant and british american security information council retired u.s. diplomat and an expert on strategic intelligence and conflict resolution all right
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gentlemen crosstalk rules in fact that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate let me go to london. we were talking before this recording about the novelty of this quincy institute coming into being the media has commented on oh it's obviously because of the who's going to be funding it someone very much to the left and somebody very much to the right before we talk about the principles involved in it what do you think of the idea itself i mean it is coming out against endless war wars that do not need to be started in the 1st place i mean there is a need for it and i'm all for it i raise my hand in agreement we'll talk about what's problematic about it go ahead in london. yeah i think well when i read about it in the last couple of days i it was a surprising development but when one kind of sits on the thinks about it a bit boy it's quite clear that since the end of the cold war and particularly since $911.00 there have been tendencies both on both right and left and probably
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longer as well if you look at the cato institute and right through the year after the iraq war into libya there's been a kind of growth of a kind of right wing anti military intervention feeling among military families and so on in the tea party including that is also against military spending as well as on the left so i think it's interesting that we've got this kind of union occurring at this particular time so it's a very interesting development and we need to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what the principles are and how they're going to be put into practice. to say that you're against endless walls which has been a big complaint of most americans really for the last 25 years or so i think and that is a very progressive principle but we need to see the perhaps a little bit let me let me go to ted it could be a very conservative principle as well there's a lot of conservatives like me that are against these foreign interventions and i've been making a living our on this for 10 years on this program fighting against the senseless
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wars ted what is your reaction to the quick.

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