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the. i. i. i. the alternative for germany party celebrates to. election results yet with the anti immigration euro skeptics coming 2nd in both brandenburg and saxon also to come the us immigration officials have been around a mission to use fake social media accounts to monitor people seeking to enter the country flying in the face of efforts to rid online networks of false profiles and a vigil for memorising the victims of the deadliest terrorist attack in modern russian history enters its 2nd day relatives of the victims and survivors share
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their painful memories of the minutes and school scene 15 years ago they were holding my son saying if i went on to do want to kill immediately instead of green opera child i come to clean cold stone some winter and warm stones and. i could never wish this on and then me. like the morning just go online and you're watching international the alternative for germany your party celebrating this morning gratian euro skeptics came 2nd in state elections in brandenburg and saxony significantly increasing their clients in those parliaments so here's a quick look then their rival and their rivals platforms.
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ok let's get some more analysis now from our europe correspondent peter all of the he joins us from berlin and a good night then for the day but as a whole how did things pan out in the state elections. starts off in brandenburg it was a win for the social democrats in a campaign that they were neck and neck with a hefty throughout. alternative for germany picking up around 23 percent of the vote there with their social democrats winning on 25 percent in saxony we saw
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massive gains for alternative for germany it wasn't enough for them to win the state that went to the christian democratic union angle a merkel's party 2728 percent for alternative for germany in saxony could end up rising as high as 30 big gains for them there and certainly big smiles from the leadership of the alternative for germany party they were saying that these results show that it's a de just a flash in a pond that they are a big part of the german political states right now. and that's not even this is a sensational results we have achieved the best result in local elections ever and we can see that 30 years after the fall of the wall governments don't want to be left wing need the have to. be. the fight is not over the fight starts now we've become much stronger no one can remove us from germany politics anymore we're staying here. in politics is quite keen on
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a bit of self reflection a bit of navel gazing and what we've seen from other politicians who have been looking at these results from alternative for germany and they're not happy about what's the role they've played in allowing a day to make such big gains. i am happy that we have a really good result what worries me is a result in this means we continue to face big challenges in this country. we all hope for more and wished for more and i'm also disappointed like many others are disappointed and question i as the lead candidate also share responsibility for this resort alternative journey were founded as the anti euro euro skeptic party back in 2013 but it was following the influx of refugees and migrants into germany in 2016 that they started to pick up a lot of points
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a lot of votes in the east of the country in fact in the state of saxony there is also the city of camden that switch last year saw well violent scenes are a 35 year old german mother the stabbed to death there a 23 year old syrian asylum application to was sentenced to jail for manslaughter just last month but what that what that killing resulted in was really an outpouring of far right nationalist at times neo nazi anti immigration crowds on the streets at times turned violent the police were really struggling to keeping called. trold that's an area where it's picked up a lot of support the big problem is going to come now is how they're going to form some form of coalition in these 2 states because the major parties the established parties i guess you could call them now both states have said they will not work with alternative for germany that means they're probably looking at at least a 3 party coalition in both states a well quite convoluted coalition
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a real broad church is going to have to be put in there because of the large chunk the large proportion of the votes that alternative for germany have picked up in both the states of brandenburg and saxon here in germany sure ok thanks peter that was artie's peter over there for us in berlin. how the u.s. department of homeland security has authorized migration officials to use fake social media accounts to monitor people seeking to enter the country but it does fly in the face of efforts to purge online networks of false profiles as don quarter explains. fake social media accounts the latest weapon in homeland security's arsenal the department's updated guidelines have officially made cyber disguises fair game for its agents the fraud detection and national security directorate is updating this privacy impact assessment to provide notice that officers may use fictitious accounts or identities on social media platforms to
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protect national security public safety or to combat immigration fraud homeland security claims these fake accounts could be used to clean up the process of legal immigration detecting fraud finding weak spots and immigrations vetting system and conducting background checks are all listed as areas that could be improved and although communicating with other users is forbidden there's still one problem with the idea fake accounts used for surveillance violate the use its terms of both facebook and twitter it is against their policies to use fake persona and to use twitter down or for persistent surveillance of individuals who look forward to understanding u.s. c.i.s. proposed practices to determine whether they are consistent with the terms of service and might be against company policy but this isn't even a 1st for u.s. law enforcement earlier this year police stations the d.n.a. and ice work s'posed all for using fake profiles isis facebook personas were even connected to a fake university created to entrap illegal immigrants looking to study their as
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they were exposed to facebook moved to delete those accounts law enforcement authorities like everyone else are required to use their real names and facebook and we make this policy clear in our public facing law enforcement guidelines speech overrating fake accounts is not allowed and we swiftly act on any violating accounts. but an internet privacy watchdog says the social media giant isn't doing enough facebook's practice of taking down these individual accounts when they learn about them from the press or from e.f. is insufficient to deter what we believe is a much larger iceberg beneath the surface we often only discover the existence of law enforcement fake profiles months if not years for an investigation has concluded facebook no they obviously they don't care about anything they only care about making more money and and blocking people who are doing good things i mean they abuse people's private information it's built into their system and they don't
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want to do anything about it until someone holds them to account so thankfully the guardian pointed this out and then they they blocked it but how many things did the guardian not see and there are just literally thousands and thousands of these things that are out there ward unaided in authentic behavior is what facebook terms fake profile activity and since the 2016 election the company has been on an all out crusade against it i think to city matters because people need to trust that the content they are seeing is valid and they need to trust the connections they make for identifying and challenging 8 to 10000000 suspicious accounts every week we're also going to require people running large pages with large audiences the united states to go through an authorization process and confirm their identity over 2000000000 accounts were deleted in the 1st quarter of 2019 alone with fingers pointed at russia 1st and then iran and china later on and all the while congress
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has been spurring on the assault your companies announced a series of successful disruptions that resulted in the removal of pages groups and accounts my instinct is to applaud the diligence some of your security teams and credit you with taking the problem very seriously social media giants might find it easy to declare war on an authentic activity it thinks might be going on abroad but when they know that their own government is itself using underhanded tactics to advance its agenda who knows if the same standards will apply. well we did our space book and twitter for their reaction to the development although so far we haven't received a response. for a 2nd day a vigil for the victims of the most deadly terror attack in modern russian history is being held 334 were killed mostly children during the siege in which over a 1000 people were taken hostage or to school in the north
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a setting town of beslan and hawkins reports now from the site of the massacre 15 years ago. september 1st 2004 was meant to be a day of joy and celebration for the children of school number one and hundreds of pupils parents and teachers gathered here in this square to celebrate the start of a new academic year things quickly turned to tragedy. most hostages were kept in this room in the sports hall some say the terrorists had no intention of leaving a life for releasing the hostages they lined the room with that as an explosives
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putting bombs on the walls. when one of them exploded a firefight took place between the hostage takers and police the walls barely standing the ceiling charred and collapsed bad testament to what happened here afterwards beslan is a small town a close knit community you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in this room that had lost someone or knew someone who had. the group would you be every year we come here to the school and the cemetery to the cemetery every month even with my sister in law is buried there with her 2 kids it's always sad when vigils unite people in mourning what happened here is hard to forget it but life goes on it is. what's left of the whole unites everybody here police and soldiers who try to save you there could be medics who ran into the fire to evacuate the wounded parents and teachers who stayed with their kids and peoples and the
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hostages. the walls here were lined with. flowers soft toys of course the photographs of those who died also bottles of drink symbolic as the terrorists had denied any food or water to the hostages for the 3 days of the siege by the time they had a chance to escape many were to the hydrated and weak to move hearing the experiences of those who were here is truly horrific as people inside began to faint dr lisa moments of our help whoever she could the terrorists gave her notes with their demands to pass on to authorities they threatened to kill her son if she made a wrong move yes only authority here. i said i'm a doctor so they took me to the corridor to give 1st aid to some of the wanted terrorists in the gymnasium it was very hard to breathe most of the kids were running a fever in thinking they told the adults not to faint are they receiving killed as
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a terrorist didn't want any burden i asked him to let me go and i had to carry a message for them they let me come to the school entrance that they were holding my son saying if i went out of the door that killed both of us immediately. there is a story isn't the only miracle escape that day alina was 9 when she was seized along with her family she turned 10 the next day while still a hostage she sees her rescue as a 2nd birthday changing her life forever north but out on the move all know the blast wave knocked me and my brother back to one side and our ons turn the other after the blast i open my eyes and saw the commandos screaming anyone still alive get out of here then they went with my brother to the clock room overheard the commanders say be careful where you fire there are kids here and then we went out through the window sometimes we need to in my classmates to visit the school for us there is life before and life after. 15 years later for many the memories are as.
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as ever. some come here seeking answers an explanation of how such a thing could have happened others simply by the candle and share an embrace to get some closure all are united in one fact this committee be forgotten and can never be repeated i know hawkins r.t. . well the memorial cemetery where victims of the attack are buried is known as the city of angels we talked to people there who are paying their respects. those who serve who are drunk will exhaust nurse question are morsels the right story sort of earnings.
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islip them they'd actually climbing. a little list. of suing preserve. their computer book was going to have to use them for sooner to 3 years or to reduce or limb clip or what you call. a major 2 or 3 jurors who are in the suit doing their serialize with us or doing this to. you know world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up
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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 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. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling class does protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. can all middle of the room sick. room.
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again now in the us crippling student debt is one of the issues expected to be debated and the next round of democratic 2020 debates over the years graduates have had to take on an ever greater financial burden with the future looking even break it's a result these kind of market reports. trade wars slows and global growth and shaky afternoons on wall street have got financial outlets warning that a new recession or economic downturn could be on the horizon now that's bad news for everybody but for millenniums the generation of americans born between 198119068 could be fatal to meet dakota lilting he's a senior at new school university entering his final semester this fall once he finishes and graduates he'll be out on his own facing economic circumstances much
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harsher than previous generations of americans if you look at these problems the fact that it's impacting almost every millennial it's not just a question of someone else it's a you know countrywide and even continent wide problem the conditions that our parents and our grandparents where they had good paying jobs right out of high school didn't even need to go to college go to traits whatever and have no student debt and still be able to support a family it's just not the case anymore educational debt is a problem for millions of young americans adults ages $22.00 to $38.00 have double the amount of educational debt as gen x. ers the previous generation that came before this might be due to a 100 percent increase in the cost of college tuition despite the job market benefits of having a degree going down significantly also don't have much in terms of wealth and property net household worth is down 40 percent from the previous generation and 66 percent have no retirement savings less than 37 percent own stocks furthermore the
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median age of home buyers in the united states has actually risen to 46 because younger americans simply aren't taking out the mortgages and making the down payments people are working for wages people are underemployed people have bachelor's degrees and are working at mcdonald's putting weights on me before i even go out into the economy you know where it influences everything what kind of jobs you look for the job market you're looking into the wages that are being paid you know it's a lot that you have to think about when you already had 20 to. $25000.00 worth of stuff. with really nothing tangible besides a diploma to show for it that his economic gap seems to also point to a widening political gap younger americans seem far more attracted to the left wing figures like bernie sanders and they pay a lot closer attention to issues like income inequality people are making enough money people feel like they're not being represented if people can't get an education without spending enormous amounts of money they're going to vote for
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their interests you know republicans acacia increased child care more infrastructure spending that would create jobs higher wages now donald trump says the fears about the economy are unfounded he's even said that the usa is having an economic miracle now all americans are nervous but one particular generation that never really recovered from the financial meltdown of 2008 they may not have very many houses cars or stocks but they've got plenty to lose. our to new york. to the french island of corsica ny where people are struggling to get onto the property ladder the problem has become so bad that the head of the local assembly that has proposed banning residents from snapping up real estate on the island well under the plan would be limited to people meeting certain criteria only for example having been resident for 5 years or having been born on corsica or having relatives that completing your education on the island would also be another way into real
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estate but we spoke to the head of course the initiative he told this highest prices is driving corsicans off the island. corsicans can no longer live at home buy or rent because of the outside demand many foreign buyers are dramatically driving prices up to date many of the sales to foreigners involve high value real estate that's rented out and commercialized that's unfair competition for the tourism industry paying their taxes and expenses limiting this type of sale would limit the situation the forces of course must combine their weight to demand negotiations in areas on the question of land and land dispossession there must be ways to stop it otherwise corsicans will be driven out of their country by the force of money well the idea is part of a broader political agenda pursued by the separatists corsica liberia party since 2015 it's being part of the local assemblies ruling coalition it also wants to see
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equal status for the corsican language too and the release of what it deems to be political prisoners we've got the views of people on the. if young corsicans cannot access the land and real estate in corsica land is seized by people who do not live here this is not a society we want to build we do not want to have 80 percent of 2nd homes in corsica and corsicans agree with that proposing expropriation making threats is not the right solution. but if the corsicans have become homeless in their own country or people are ostracized based on the law of money the residency status would help put a stop to the situation. the proposition that you do it remains to be seen whether this residency status could lower prices however it is necessary to work on the very sensitive subject of real estate prices which affect the majority of the corsican population who want to continue living here and that brings up to date the
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sahar not he don't forget there are plenty of stories to our website at r.t. . and. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race in this on off and spearing dramatic development only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk.
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i measure it and say and you're watching a special edition of going underground from the iranian embassy in london as britain and the united states send their soldiers to the persian gulf and better thank you so much for inviting us into the embassy i'm going to ask you jeremy hunt the british foreign secretary says that he is almost certain donald trump says you saw the boat at play trying to take the mine off and successfully took the mind of the boat and that was exposed what did you make of the video imagery and the pictures we have here proving almost certainly that the iranian government was involved in explosions on tankers in the version gulf they know themselves that
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these pictures. don't prove what they are claiming in fact they or they are saying that we have an assessment but the question is the suspend should be based on facts and evidences these pictures that have been released or very distorted and you cannot get any conclusion out of it we as iran would be very delighted to be part of an international investigation that we would in fact professionally. get the matter in fact considered and really look at the evidences because we know that they are in the region they have suppressed sophisticated equipment they can have very clear images from what has happened before did the fire after the fire and that many incidents that are not clear in these pictures so we would be very much supporting. a neutral and thoughtfully investigation into the issue
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but as we have said this is unfortunately part of the dirty politics and unfortunately the people who want to drag the united states into a military confrontation are made. king these kind of assessments to support a confrontation but let's be very clear that these are just fabrications well planned standing is an investigation is called for by many countries of the international community including germany and other countries that learn beijing moscow and so on why do you think jeremy hunt the foreign secretary of britain does as it's almost certain and why do you think britain has immediately reacted by sending in royal marines let alone the united states ending a 1000 troops to the persian gulf as you know this week is very crucial in the u.k. domestic policy because they are going to select the prime ministers to some of the
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issues that or raised here or out of some domestic policy considerations but we as a said we are fully ready to look at the evidence is that are provided by the us or by the u.k. and the i'm sure that then we would sit together and consider it very professionally it would be very clear that they are not evidences the or just analyses and maybe some political considerations ok well aside from the british political leadership crisis which. is evident when this was supposed to be taking place and it was a japanese vessel because there appears to be contradictions from the japanese owner you talk of the c.e.o. of one of the owners saying they were flying objects i understand that the prime minister of japan was in tehran at the same time which hasn't perhaps given that much publicity so the allegation is that iran blew up this japanese tanker while
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shien's you have it was in tehran.


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