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so. the u.s. confirms its 1st test of a cruise missile previously banned by a treaty signed between moscow and washington more than 30 years ago. plus u.s. attorney general william barr removes the acting director of prisons after the suicide of geoffrey epstein we discussed the conditions at the jail where absolute took his life with his former lawyer. fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey actually did not belong in that facility to begin with. and it's been revealed a british social media network aimed at young muslims is a part of the u.k. government plan to tackle radicalization.
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you're watching r t international coming to you live from the russian capital where it's just turned 4 pm welcome to the program. the u.s. has conducted its 1st test of a 500 kilometer cruise missile type previously banned for over 30 years under a now defunct arms control treaty between moscow and washington. and reports we have official word from the pentagon that indeed there has been a test of a missile that would have violated the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty that treaty has now expired and the usa has conducted a test of a missile that would have violated it here's what we heard from the pentagon the department of defense conducted to fly test of the conventionally configured ground launch cruise missile off the u.s. west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted this target after more than 500 kilometers off light now the test was conducted on san nicolas. island off the coast of california we understand
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furthermore that the test was announced on august 2nd the very day that the i.n.f. treaty expired now the official reason for the united states withdrawing from the i.n.f. treaty was that they accused russia of violating that agreement now russia has said they did not and denies violating this agreement we also heard from russian president vladimir putin who emphasized that russia won't be the 1st to boost its military if the usa were not to escalate following the withdrawal of the treaty this is what the russian president said if we receive verified information that the u.s. has finished developing and started producing the systems russia will be forced to begin its own full scale development of similar missiles so even after the united states withdrew from the i.n.f. treaty we did not see an escalation from russia however the united states has proceeded to test this missile that would have violated the treaty now it's
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important to remember that the i.n.f. treaty was signed in 1987 and it was a key moment in the scaling down in deescalation and eventually end of the cold war however that i.n.f. treaty that banned nuclear and missiles of a certain length is no longer in effect now russia has repeatedly reached out to the united states for dialogue around this issue but so far the conversation hasn't seemed to start and it seems dollar terms been eager to strengthen america's nuclear capability for a while at least since he was president elect in 2016 and that's well before his administration started making noises about alleged russian treaty violations and the same goes for parts of the us astonishment. the united states must regain the strategic advantage by expediting the development and deployment of a new generation of ground launched missiles now the department of defense will be able to conduct those research and development activities bento to an f.
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treaty so the department of defense will still have some building though system they couldn't before united states has said that this is not nuclear capable and the united states is planning for another test probably in november this one is somewhere between 508000 kilometers a range but the one that they're testing in the ember is miscreants 300-4000 kilometers or range that's another one this year is a very unfortunate moves that have been going on for the past couple of years at least well we can actually dated back to 2001 with the announcement that the u.s. is going to clarify the a.b.m. treaty there's only one major nonproliferation treaty remaining the new start treaty which ends and 2021 and the united states has already indicated that it will almost certainly all out of that one also are not when they do that one which means we are on the verge of nuclear anarchy. the u.s.
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attorney general william barr has removed the acting director of u.s. prisons from his post after the recent death of disgraced millionaire geoffrey abstain some lawmakers have praised the decision amid concerns over the conditions at the chair where he took his own life. i've seen was convicted of pedophilia back in 2007 at the time he was sentenced to 13 months in prison as part of a deal signed by bennett u.s. attorney alexander costa i've seen had many friends and high places among them donald trump bill clinton and prince andrew at the time of his death the financier was awaiting trial for sex trafficking offenses he's being held at a facility reserved for the most dangerous criminals among them the drug baron chapo i've seen have been taken off suicide watch despite having made a recent attempt on his own life we spoke to his lawyer mark furnish he thinks conditions at the jail may have pushed him to the edge. the
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conditions to which he was subjected would go even the needs of the strongest among us it's this is one of the toughest federal pretrial detention facilities in the country and the conditions are inhumane epstein was subjected to conditions that were similar to those of guzman but not remotely justified by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapman chapo was alleged to have been and he's not a guy who has escaped from prior facilities like guzman was alleged to have done so one would be comparing apples and oranges to liken the 2 to each other but yet their conditions of confinement were strikingly similar and there's something fundamentally wrong with that and what's fundamentally wrong with that is that geoffrey abstain did not belong in that facility to begin with. just my own
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personal opinion it wouldn't surprise me to learn of anything that might have happened with jeffrey epstein and in my view at that in that facility the real story the real miracle is that we don't hear about these sort of things more about murdered pretrial detainees or suicidal pretrial detainees because the facility. is barbaric and it's a whole it's it's it's like i don't use the word lightly lightly but it's sort of like an american go log for people who have not yet been convicted of anything so the real shock here is that we don't hear about deaths at pretrial oppressive onerous pretrial detention facilities like the m.c.c. more often. any of us could one day find ourselves rightly or wrongly on on the. business and of of the united states department of justice and nobody
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nobody sued should be subjected to the conditions that epstein was exposed to for many reasons one of which is that compromises your mental and physical functioning and you can't assist adequately in preparing your own defense and it crushes people we don't really know what happened to mr epstein but but certainly i believe personally that being a locked in a facility like that under extraordinary conditions would logically wreak havoc with one's mind and body so i certainly i certainly believe that they personally that they could have played a role absolutely i mean i think we would be foolish to to deny that but again one doesn't want to treat the symptom while ignoring the disease and the disease is how people are routinely denied bail with a shocking ease given the laws that congress passed allowing prosecutors and judge
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to do that epstein did not belong locked up pending trial and he didn't belong in a hellhole like that before he had been convicted of anything. social media platforms twitter and facebook say they've blocked a number of chinese accounts are trying to undermine the protests and hong kong. we are disclosing a significant stayed back to informational creation focused on the situation hong kong this disclosure consists of 936 a cancer vegetating from within the people's republic of china over all these accounts were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in hong kong including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the we removed 7 pages 3 groups and 5 facebook accounts involved in coordinated in authentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in china and focused on home kong. the protest
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movement started back in june of a draft legislation allowing the extradition of suspects to mainland china the demonstrations have since brought into other political issues over the last 11 weeks rallies have frequently turned violent with police using tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters artie's dollar corner takes a closer look at what might be motivating the protesters freedom fair elections democracy it's words like these you'll find throughout the western media coverage of the protests in hong kong but the reality of it is all much more complicated was . it's not just politics motivating the violence racial slurs against people from mainland china can be heard throughout the crowds and seen graffitied on official buildings protesters have also been seen brandishing the infamously racist pepe the
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frog me an internet hate symbol and this is enough phobic violence has even spilled over to protests in other countries i. was. was. this anti china extremism comes from a concept called hong kong exceptionalism the idea that hong kong has more in common with the west. with china because of its british colonial past and then ideologies it here in sa are not exactly shy about their love for all things anti china 6 *. despite all the american flags and anthem singing donald trump says he had no idea why protests were being blamed on the u.s. but his cabinet might have an explanation since they've been meeting with one of the opposition's main icons jimmy lie i'm hit. we should
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lies a self-made billionaire who's made a huge mark on hong kong's opposition movement he landed himself in hot water with beijing back in 2012 when his newspaper published an ad portraying pregnant chinese women as locusts and he's very open about his feelings for american values we need to know that america is behind us but back in our some america is showing moral authority because we are the only place in china which shares your values and is fighting the same battle you have with china but there's another younger and not so rich rebel leader at play here too joshua was a fresh 22 year old face of revolution a face loved in many corridors of washington to marco rubio was so in all he nominated wong for a nobel peace prize leave it to washington to nominate a leader of violent protests for peace when it suits him agenda the us is very determinately supporting these protesters every arm of the corporate media.
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radio television social media is is raising them and always referring to them as pro-democracy protesters where they're not at all this has nothing to do with democracy and they are determined to sabotage in every way that they can any normal relations between china with hong kong and it it is creating intentionally a great deal of confusion among young people who have been pulled into this against their own interests we've asked the u.s. state department and the leaders of the hong kong protest movement to comment on the alleged links we've highlighted there so far we have not received any responses . western media warning russian radiation monitoring stations are going silent following an early august explosion and a military site in the country's north for more on this one i'm joined live by medina coach of the. russia has been saying everything is fine so what's triggering
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these new concerns well exactly and we have just received reports that 2 russian ready asian monitoring stations have just resumed operation now this news follows quite alarming reports by several foreign news media that claimed earlier that several russian monitoring radiation money touring stations went offline allegedly following the nuclear accident that happened in russia's north on august 8th now the wall street journal wrote that 4 stations designed to detect nuclear radiation all went silent right after the blast the article raised concerns that russia was attempting to conceal avon's from the explosion at the military test site now the wall street journal quoted serbo the executive director of the comprehensive nuclear nation which receives from monitoring stations around the world
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now mystery 0 even projected the potential path of the plume from the explosion and posted it on he has twitter feed now right after the accident russia a special expert to the site to monitor the situation and just yesterday russian president vladimir putin said that there was no threat of a radiation leak. and there's a new spike in british levels experts including independent ones are monitoring the situation received reports from both military and civilian specialists and there's no significant change there. every measures to avoid any surprises. me now that the explosion of a mess with an isotope power source killed 5 people and injuring another 3 now 1st there were actually very few do. about what happened and that's mostly
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fueled western tabloid rumors of a turn nabo like disaster now whispers of serious ready also appeared in the media with some even writing about the number of desist being deceased to being higher now later the russian nuclear agency issued and reported on what happened revealing that the blast who plays the platform after a serious of trials and that there was no threats of a radiation leak. thank you for bringing us the latest. coming up in the program in the u.k. a social media network for young british muslims turns out to be part of a government anti radicalization project the full details on that story after the break.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy for indication let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. you know world of big partisan lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
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welcome back a social media network called the walk aimed at young british muslims has turned out to be part of a u.k. government counterterrorism program reporting from london here soskin taylor. wolk is a social news platform the word being a populist used to describe someone who's acutely aware of social justice issues especially racism uses bright colors and has a morton told design it's a space for political engage young people to come together and discuss the burning issues of the day. were created for us to eat with you. just lies really high which is you. know topic as off limits out woke climate
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change beacon to some gender issues kept the something for everyone across its pages has around 73000 followers and one of its most successful videos has hit 1700000 of you mark but scrolling through its pages one can see that its content is primarily centered around the experience of british muslims and their identity and politics so alongside islamic holiday well wishes you'll also find debates on different perspectives of terrorism for example but no one has an issue with the content of what with it spun because the report has just revealed that the platform is the co-founder of the u.k. government counter-terrorism strategy now the home office hasn't been particularly full coming with details about its involvement and what it did it meant that it has material from the project for
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a few starts any question about the motives it's meant or indeed the methods that uses electrically on the grounds of national security and its short statement on the issue didn't really help clarify the issue any thought we committed to using all the tools available to counter the threat from terrorism in the u.k. the home office works in partnership with a range of organizations to reduce vulnerability to organized criminal extremist and to. throats in the u.k. it's not just the white of public road users who want told the government's role the report also reveals that people who are invited on to work can actually featured in discussions that want formed it was part of a home office and they should have an initiative called prevent that is cause great control to see since its implementation back in 2003 and it's been called nothing more than state sanctioned spying targeting the muslim community is probably unsurprising them that given the revelation related to that very project the
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backlash against it was quite strong this complete absence of transparency is just one of many reasons why there is such little trust between muslim communities and government so angry about home office this is work situation i can't articulate myself how can the government expect muslims not to have trust issues with our government. the betrayal of trust that we face at every level of every institution include and online spaces media platforms arts and cultural events civic life and everything else is honestly something i think everyone concerned with racism and all needs to be screaming about this is urgent a recent segment on won't discuss tackling fake news the irony i'm sure is not lost on many now who look at the platform and see it as a minute facta brand filled with content promoting the secret agenda on behalf of
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the british government so there are questions being raised here especially in a country which was once voted as the most transparent group which runs work told us it's proud of the work done for clients meanwhile facebook is expanding a crackdown on a fake news on its instagram platform users will be able to flag what they deem suspicious posts the content can be marked fake or false and will then be automatically deleted from searches for example suppose someone posts a false statement such as this one giving you the hash tag math expert if someone flags it as false it will never appear again under that hash tag or social media privacy advocate bill new is skeptical. it's when you get into pictures and primarily with video where things start to get really really difficult and at this moment the automated tools that they're using cannot tell the difference between a dog and a terrorist at this moment in the hobby and certainly would lead you on facebook
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platform to use an enormous number of me or people who sit and do nothing but look through these videos to moderate them and to recognize them. taking this sort of technique to instagram which is largely a picture based medium oversee the same challenges are going to face them and if they haven't got the resources to. get on top of things on facebook you have to question whether they've also got resources to pollutions on as well so i. i think what we need to see is accuracy and authenticity. us democratic lawmaker has apologized after a picture showing the mock assassination of president trump went viral and i state senator martin sandoval says an entertainment firm hired for one of his fundraising events as. the pictures were posted online by the son of their supporters who were at the event in the photos a man is seen pointing a gun at another person or in a trump mask the post has provoked quite an outcry. the apology from senator
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sanders all for the detestable pictures from his event depict in assassination of president trump is too little too late it's inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way if the individual pictured is a star for all volunteer they should be terminated immediately martin sun devil in illinois is further proof it is the democrats who are inciting violence i have yet to see a republican promote such violence every democrat should be asked if they support to disavow this editorial director at the reactionary times rivera believes the violent behavior has become increasingly acceptable among some parts of the left or unfortunately the rhetoric from the liberal left has continued to get more and more violent this is becoming increasingly excepted by the left in the mainstream media continues to blast this message oh we're seeing an increase in violent behavior
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from the left people complain about supposedly negative you know divisive rhetoric from president trump but i've never seen a president from stage a mock assassination of any of his democratic opponent what happens is it has the potential to radicalize the weak minded you know today's stage assassinations become tomorrow's assassination attempt that's our wrap up of the day's top global news for now but don't forget you can always find us on many of your favorite social media platforms like twitter and facebook are up to the minute reports. interest rates are spike gapping and the spread is widening and what i call interest rate apartheid if you're in the wrong side of the friends of jeffrey
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abstain you end up in any bantustan of extortion ery credit card rates if you're a friend of jeffrey abstain then you get the insider rate of negative and you get paid to lend money or to borrow money from from the bank. a paradise with some ground turned into a round the experimentation field the agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day you have many of these people one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to
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ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power.
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this is boom boast broadcasting around the globe and covering the world of business and finance and the impact upon us all and in a burrito and i'm christiane washington here's a look at what's on deck today global trade winds have made for choppy economic waters but are the recent fears a sign of something much worse on the horizon we'll break it down and get a broader take as far with the public meeting and peter schiff of euro pacific capital are both on hand to give their forecast for the brewing market storm a lot of the i.m.f. in argentina are synonymous with each other in recent years so it's both parties on the verge of trading leadership the relationship could be reshaped significantly legal journalist molly barrels is on hand to break down the latest in the rocky relationship. later photos continue to walk down songs and you are on the ground with our g. correspondent sarah months israel go she will busy bring the so latest on the left
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from inside china got an awesome show today so let's go. market continue to rebound on monday adding to the game posted last friday after the dow had its worst session up 2019 treasury yields are now staging a comeback after the 210 inverted and indicator which has correctly predicted the last 7 recessions we've had over the past 50 years this bounce here further reiterate our thesis that the short term risk is now to the upside so while the fundamentals are completely garbage right now in the short term the market does have some legs as. stimulus and rate cuts will set a temporary floor here in the equities market so we begin the week off in a risk on mood as we get yet another stimulus shot from the central bank this time from china the p.l.c. has finally launched a long awaited reform to replace its existing fixed benchmark lending rate with a new fluctuating loan prime rate this is now to further lower real interest rates for companies essentially amounting to a rate cut the new l.p.r.
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will be set on tuesday and subsequently on the 20th of each month as a benchmark rate for banks to price in new loans now more than $30.00 central banks around the world have cut interest rates just this year as countries move to shore up their economies amid rising concerns of a global growth and trade conflicts germany's central bank just issued a warning that the country could be slipping into recession as g.d.p. for the 2nd quarter contracted point one percent this further puts pressure on the rest of the country as the e.c.b. to step in as the fall of europe's largest economy will certainly have widespread implications for the rest of the world the e.c.b. is now expected to cut rates which are already at historic lows and signal a restart of a trillion euro bond buying program in order to spur on growth germany is now just one of several major global economies now facing potential recessions the u.k. economy shrunk in the.

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