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the trump of ministration urges congress to permanently reauthorize a suspended mass surveillance program prompting an outcry from rights groups. u.s. issues a warrant seize an iranian oil tanker after the supreme court ordered its release earlier this week the vessel was impounded by british royal marines in the mediterranean last month. and the family of a young girl blocked from joining one of germany's most famed boys' choir for gender discrimination in the case is thrown out by court and. weekend update from r.t.
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international in moscow. broke. wide reaching a domestic surveillance program could be back on the cards stateside the trump administration is calling on lawmakers to permanently reauthorize the national security agency to use it the request was made in a letter sent to congress on thursday signed by the now former national intelligence director dan coats additionally his appeal also revealed that the controversial call detail records program had actually been suspended after collecting more information than allowed the spying program falls under a section of the usa freedom acts which is set to expire in december details now from kind of open. the trump white house is speaking up about a high profile n.s.a. program that allows the recording of americans phone calls and personal messages dan coats the outgoing director of national intelligence is urging congress to reauthorize the law before it expires at the end of the year now dan coats has confirmed that the n.s.a. has put the program on hold however he says it's necessary to have the ability to
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get the program going again if needed as technology changes our adversaries trade craft and communications habits will continue to evolve and adapt in light of these dynamic environment the administration supports reauthorization of this provision as well a coalition of privacy and civil liberties advocates sent a letter of their own to the u.s. house judiciary committee and said of renewing the program they called for meaningful surveillance reform the government's implementation of the program further demonstrates both the privacy threats posed by the program and its lack of efficacy it is highly concerning that it took almost 3 years to detect the fact that the n.s.a. was collecting records even beyond the broad authorization provided under the program the n.s.a. should not be permitted to resume this program now the freedom act gives the n.s.a. the ability to build a network with the telecommunications companies to record the phone calls and
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personal messages not just of the suspects but of anyone that they are in contact with. and voted to allow it to proceed for the. i will vote against that it is better than the usa patriot act but it doesn't go far enough in my mind in protecting our civil liberties we find that we're spending resources for no benefit in terms of public safety in real just in terms of freedom and liberty and this is why i voted against the freedom act when they said it would fix the problems inherent in the
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patriot act just stop spying on innocent americans instead of trying to make it legal. when the freedom act came down it was a way to try to ease americans and say no no we're going to make sure we work out the kinks but i think americans know better than that because and that's what dan coats is saying here is that anything the n.s.a. and sometimes the n.s.a. just gets surveillance information that's just hundreds and pages of nothing and they've actually come out saying that it doesn't really help resolve or solve any terrorism or investigate terrorism activities so because of this though now they can send out or they can decimate that disseminate that information out to the cia to other players to the f.b.i. and to people who might not have the knowledge of who really is a threat which is going to put a lot of americans at risk certainly of these privacy violations so yes you're allowed to surveil you're allowed to keep your country safe from terrorism from these kinds of acts but at the rate that it infringes on the privacy rights of people who have absolutely no known ties to terrorism that's where it gets a little bit tricky. the u.s.
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justice department issued a warrant calling for the seizure of an iranian oil supertanker released by gibraltar on thursday the document says the ship the oil it's carrying a nearly $1000000.00 in cash a subject to fulfill for violating u.s. sanctions on iran the war and also cites bank fraud money laundering and terrorism related statutes and alleges additionally that iran's revolutionary guards are north of the attempted to make use of the united states financial system to support illicit shipments of oil to syria earlier iran's top diplomat sharply criticized the u.s. for attempting to block the state's release of the ship which was 1st seized by british royal marines off the coast of the last month. having failed to accomplish its objectives through its economic terrorism including depriving cancer patients of medicine the us attempted to abuse the legal system to steal our property in the high seas this piracy attempt is indicative of trumpet ministrations contempt for the law. having performed some small maneuvers on friday the vessel remains
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stationed in japan as waters because the captain reportedly had no longer wants to keep command of the ship to process chief minister says the detention was lifted after the british overseas territory received a formal written assurances from iran that it would not ship oil to syria in violation of the use sanctions. the grace one is there for now released from detention under the sanctions act by operation of law on the 30th of august i received assurances from the republic of iran that if we leased the destination of the grace one would not be an entity that is subject to european union sanctions i welcome that assures. the iranian authorities deny that the greatest one was ever shipping oil to syria in breach of a your sanctions 2 weeks after the vessel was imperative though iran sees the british flag tanker in the strait of hormuz claiming that it violated international law the united states then later announced its intention to create a naval coalition to combat so named reining in aggression in the strait middle
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east analyst after c.r.b. says the u.s. may have overplayed its hand with its british ally. very skeptical that the u.k. and gibraltar of the will heed the call by the u.s. car meant to continuing pounding the tank here and you know despite their legal fight thought it is this safe bet that given the fact that iran is also holding a british tank this is part of a proc war whereby the release of the iranian tank it will be followed shortly immediate future release of the british tank held by iran we know. boys john saw as well as those in gibraltar are. you know annoyed by this lingering crisis and they want to wash their hands of it and the u.s. is trying every trick in the book to linger and use crisis and to keep you as part
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of this so called my time. escort oil tankers passes through the strait of hormuz and the users worries that once this crisis we've been in iran and they use is resolved then they will pull out and yours will be a coalition 1. 9 year old german girls being told by a bird in court that you can join the country's most prestigious boys' choir breaking down the case and the debate is triggered. nobody likes rejection and no one wants to hear that not good enough but it seems for one family in germany no just isn't option picture a 9 year old girl who just wanted to sing her mother says she's got the voice of an angel and that the best place in the city for her training is the berlin state and cathedral choir set up in the 15th century it's one of the oldest and most renowned choirs in the country and it's pretty much just got 2 rules you have to be over 5
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to addition czech and you've got to be a male ha undeterred the god apply twice and was rejected both times but try try try again 3rd time lucky she got back from all dition before the door was once again slammed in her face but the choir is adamant agendas got nothing to do with the acoustic pattern of a choir is part of its artistic freedom the rejection was not predominantly about her gender and she would have been successful had her voice matched the desired sound characteristics of a boys' choir out unsurprisingly of the decision struck a wrong chord with the girl's mother who is now taking the choir to court over gender inequality she says she's got a letter from the dean of berlin's university of the arts which the choir is affiliated to and which it's written that aggarwal never sing in a boys' choir also argue that as an institution receiving state funds rejecting female singers contravenes germany's gender discrimination laws now many have
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weighed in on the side of the choir saying that mixing it would bring an end to its traditional sound nobody has said girls can sing as well but the tumble is different and judging that should be left to the musicians and musicologists anyone who wants to misunderstood gender equality here sacrifices a cultural essence this standoff between gender equality and autistic freedom isn't exactly new music professionals and academics alike have been debating the. anatomical differences of boys' and girls' voices 3 years saying the former has a purity of the latin just can't attain and just last year the famous british the promising a leslie garrett called out all boys choirs for being stuck in the past backward looking traditionalist argue that there is an exclusive purity in the boy's voice but i think that's just nonsense it's an excuse to hang on male privilege and perpetuate a dominant male gender stereotype and male power but not ready to dump the carrots
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kune kings quire rolled out a very diplomatic aren't we recognise different tasks to contribute to the tower female singers make to the quarrels seen here at cambridge we're especially proud to follow mixed voice choir king's voices which was formed 20 years ago precisely to give women students depart you need to sing choral music in the chapel we all know parents will do anything for that children but trying to shake up an institution that hasn't changed in over half a millennia now but dedication. u.s. congresswoman who says she was planning to visit her grandmother in the west bank has stated chill no longer be making the trip that's despite israel granting rashid italy the visa on humanitarian grounds overturning an earlier decision to deny her entry the democratic party representative whose declared repeated support for the controversial boycott israel movement this to say about her fight for palestinian rights. never mind only their talking about. the need.
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for the. 3 this is. israel's original decision to ban rashida telly as well as representative came shortly after president trump tweeted that the pair shouldn't be given entry israel then reiterated that foreigners who publicly call for a boycott of the country will be stopped from coming in the netanyahu government treatment of the 2 american muslim lawmakers i was provoked a reaction in washington. israel doesn't advance its case as a toll or in democracy or and they vary in a u.s. ally by barring elected members of congress from visit in because of their political views i strongly condemn this decision by the israeli government which undermines the ability for our 2 allied countries to have the frank open and its times difficult discussions that we must have in order to ensure israel remains secure and democratic nation israel's analysis and treaty congresswoman and omar is
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beneath the dignity of the great state of israel and it's worth noting that critics of israel can also face penalties within the united states itself if the empty boy called act which was passed 2 years ago allows states to cut ties with contractors who support sanctions against the country it was designed to combat the b.d.s. the boycott divestment and sanctions group which targets israel over its building of settlements in the palestinian territories critics of that legislation argue that it violates the u.s. constitution which states that political boycotts are protected by the 1st amendment because the thoughts of new york politicians. i think it is a double standard but actually what is interesting about this is that the fact that there is sort of this retaliation is tarnished meant for individuals businesses that are joining. the thoughts of violation of. every american were allowed or in any or all or all politically with issues that i think it's.
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really. elements. that frightens her almost as the. hong kong that with the 11th consecutive weekend of demonstrations has taken place police and protesters face off earlier in one of the city's busiest shopping districts rallies were held both in support and in opposition to the authorities in the chinese semi autonomous territory not. of pro-democracy protests were originally calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill but they've since adopted a much broader set of demands they include the resignation of hong kong leader carry lamb democratic elections and an inquiry into alleged police brutality concerns are growing though that the ongoing campaign is putting the city's a special status in jeopardy and risking intervention from china. you know without international there's a stark warning over the rise of the far right from germany's police chief we'll
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take you through that among all stories after the break. you know world big partisan movies a lot of things 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 on the bath 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 for watching closely watching the hawks. when lawmakers manufacture consent to step into the public wealth. when the
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ruling classes protect themselves. when the flame and merry go round lifts only the one percent. to ignore middle of the room sick. real new. us democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders has been forced to clarify comments he made about the washington post on monday the vermont senator was accused of peddling conspiracy theories by suggesting that the paper's editorial position reflects the interests of its own at the billionaire amazon founder jeff bezos. future wages is on the phone telling the girl watching the most what to do absolutely. doesn't work what i think is immediate. there is
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a framework. of the washington post c.n.n. operates. on anybody you know how much amazon hated the packers what is your. when i talk about it all the time and then i wonder why the washington post which is owned by jumping through on time thought of the right i think we got off the book i don't know what senator sanders is a member of a large club of politicians of every ideology who complain about their coverage contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor jeff bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence as all reporters and editors can attest but he sounds as has long been a vocal critic of corporate media that they misrepresent his views and ultimately act in the interests of the elite.
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the working families that should not have to subsidize the wealthiest people just big souls made a lebanon 1000000000 dollars last year they didn't pay a nickel in federal income taxes wealthy people should stop paying their fair share of tax that's out of. bernie sanders makes me skin crawl and i can't even identify for you what exactly it is because i see him as sort of a know it pro woman candidate or he could seriously bashers billionaires flaming which wealth but many of the problems that many americans most americans suffer just masons is he just mad the world works and yes of course he is you know. because he's threatening the class interests and work on trying to keep him from being elected president he would be even more static were the billionaire class and
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. it's definitely an obstacle because they have mormons and conforms and they can reach almost all americans the influence all americans think about but who clearly has a discrete missing. you that. he's going to lose his supporters in the already the nomination. if you get the general election but. you have a. great doctor who would look at all. even some republicans he would have. said is. the media against. the media i think. an african spy scandal has thrust the chinese tech giant wall way back into the headlines after allegations were published in the wall street journal the newspaper allege that
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while way technicians and at least 2 cases personally helped african governments snoop on their political opponents uganda and zambia allegedly enlisted the company's assistance for wiretapping conversations cracking through encrypted communications and conducting surveillance while way denies the accusations claiming it's never engaged in hacking activities is part of an interview given to r.t. on the issue. we refute it quite vociferously again it just feels like it's one of those stories that come up now and again go to completely verify it it sounds like it's even other companies that have been cited in terms of involvement have made it very clear they don't even have contracts in. one of the countries involved so it looks like the story is unfortunately really just fake news and we have to suffer with you know. well way is currently the world's 2nd largest producer of smart phones and has been in the spotlight in recent months over its large scale
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investment in developing 5 g. mobile technology in may the u.s. put restrictions on the company citing national security concerns after washington accused weiwei of spying on governments for beijing which were always also vehemently denied strategy vice president andrew williamson again told us security is a top priority it's a private company owned by its employees as i say there's about 100000 shareholders and to me as someone that's come to this company i think it's extraordinary the benefits of running an organization like that because people don't necessarily just pick up their paycheck at the end of the week of the end of the month they have a real vested interest in the commercial success but you really have to check everything assume nothing. and trust almost nobody and that's that's a process in the system that we stick to and work with many of our partners around the world. germany's most senior police officers voiced concern over the rising
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levels of far right hate speech he's warning that it could lead to the formation of new extremist groups and terrorist cells in the country. for several years now with fluctuations we have seen an increase in violent politically motivated crimes coming from the far right we are also seeing a risk of terrorist groups forming. the german authorities registered over 8600 right wing extremist offenses in the 1st half of 29 c. that's 900 more than during the same period last year but despite the increase the number of violent crime stayed roughly the same here's a brief look at the scale of the country's problem with far right extremism.
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one case that potentially highlights the threat from the far right was the murder of politician of malta new cap he was a member of angela merkel's a cd q party and was a strong supporter of migrant rights he received death threats and was killed in june this year's is hope with a gunshot to the head a suspected killer is believed to harbor extreme right wing views. however the police say they're working hard to tackle extremism from germany's left party doesn't believe enough being done. and the problem is that the right wing the extreme right wing they are open for violence they do lists as well of any nice place out of one busy group called the north koreans such is the extreme right wing group and they had a list of 25000 people who do politics christians who do activism for refugees we have a saying in germany who say that the authorities blind on the right eye that means
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they don't really know what the right thing and the real extreme right wing doing and during the last years they did a lot of what we did zation organization is special we can be extremists and militarists way and so we have the increase of. crimes of the right wing we as well we have a lot of scenarios people of color that bring people. into dangerous or abused by right wing people in the us you. have moved. gonna support ahead of local elections here in moscow the russian communist party held a rally this saturday in the city center 4000 reportedly turned out for the event which was sanctioned by the russian government communist party to get all these you got off address the crowds to try and rally voters support for the ballots which takes place in early september. that's your update for that to get the aussie news app and good news alerts on the go all have your next update here in just over 35
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we came here where you were before you came here when you lived. death row in many us states capital punishment is still practiced convicted prisoners can spend years waiting for execution but most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor of the death penalty there are some people because of what they did have given up the right to live among us some even proven innocent doctor years on death row and how many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about. it. after a time say we're going underground 20 years since vladimir putin became the prime
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minister of the all in brics russia coming up on the show that the f.b.i. misused clinton funded work by an x m i 6 agent to attack associates of donald trump but head of a report by the inspector general of the u.s. justice department we speak because of page after reported inspector general meetings in london with christopher steel when trump met the queen. b. from the menu one london university when the battle against climate change we speak dr apologise to the author of the jason a call about goldsmith green new deal all is well coming up in today's going i'm going to 1st what happened in london when trump came to meet the queen that the media didn't cover so much because trump's favorite t.v. station covered a reported meeting in london between 4 am i 6 by christopher steele and u.s. officials what do you make of the fact that we're getting this revelation that christopher steele has been grilled for hours by folks who are putting together this a report we're waiting on from the inspector general how do you think it impacts his luck into the origins of this whole thing well it's
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a good. element in the b i g e it was unknown whether or not he was going to talk to christopher still because the house intelligence committee republicans tried to get prosperous still to come to the united states to be interviewed he refused this is a man who made up this entire document as you're starting to see it's unraveling what's being referred to there is a grilling of the former christie was part of a probe by michael horowitz the inspector general of the u.s. justice department a question is whether the f.b.i. misused delegations in the clinton finance dossier written by the former inmates expired to attack off a page was one of donald trump's campaign advisers on foreign policy and he joins me now thanks so much for coming back on board what did you make of these reports that was to please do the trying to get to the bottom of this i think the more we have the full truth out there the better right so i think you know the more we have correct information and dispelling these myths that this guy was
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pumping into the criminal justice system the justice system in the united states the better the more that these things get resolved i think will be great strange to be in london the new he's walking around here somewhere i mean for the we just explain how it is that the f.b.i. came to believe this over. the people associated with president trump it was just a complete meth these complete lies that were misleading the american public and just created such you know such problems for. the trumpet in this ration i think it's just terrible and the allegations that the f.b.i. were worried about when they read this amazing dossier by the against you what was it you were just so preposterous. and that i had these meetings with these senior russians which people i had never met in my entire life.
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i mean is this completely fabricated completely made up ok well we have the miller inquiry now we've got the horowitz inquiry just how does that differ to the attorney general the now it's really general bill book who's also investigating of the alleged russian conspiracy allegations were created well i think it's important work that they're doing and i just hope that the people that they're talking to. actually give the truth now because they were just giving complete lies and basing it on false. misinformation that was being fed to them and they just pumped it into the system and unfortunately it just needs it was just a complete falsehood and it needs to be. fixed why do you think it took 16 hours is the report for horowitz's team to question in london well i think you know if you look at the.


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