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i. i. couldn't react angrily to the latest u.s. sanctions on russia's north stream to gas pipeline to germany branding is an interference in domestic affairs that is the project's main swisscom tractor pulls out over washington's tough penalties meanwhile the us court ruled it is ok for american spy agencies to collect data on citizens without a warrant if done by accident that is the lessons of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden who lifted the lid on u.s. mass surveillance seem to have been forgotten. you tell us who edward snowden is. still. not that guy now that he'd be in some information
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on the man accused of stealing and burning a rainbow flag from a us church is jailed for 16 years i guess debate whether the time fits the crime. 16 years for offending probably one of the most privileged groups in america when it came to court he did not express any regrets and indeed justified his actions based upon his particular extremist interpretation of the christian faith. like good morning just going to live in a clock here in moscow he watching r.t. international germany has lashed out new here sanctions targeting north stream to the russian gas pipeline to europe that is almost complete early and says washington is interfering in its domestic affairs and regrets what is happening russian foreign ministry spokesperson there is a kind of
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a has also commented on the issue she expressed outrage that a country with $22.00 trillion dollars of debt should tell other countries how to develop their economies earlier saskia taylor joining me in the studio with more on the story. the trumpet ministration sanctions have become a political tool of choice in the often simply. automatic reaction to anything that the president takes issue with in this case is apparently no different because president trump has officially signed a bill which will require him to impose sanctions on any foreign companies and individuals which are involved in the building of nordstrom to no money of course no no $2.00 is a huge $11000000000.00 it's a pipeline over 1000 kilometers long running from russia to germany and essentially it's going to flood the european continent with russian gas at a faster and cheaper rate than anything else currently available on the market but since the very beginning washington has had a bit of a problem with the project the united states commands all our european partners who
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have taken a strong stand against north stream to. and we commend others to do the same germany is totally introversion because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from russia and they knew by this pipeline if completed. would make europe even more dependent on russian energy would generate billions of dollars for putin billions of dollars that would fund the russian military aggression. we don't want your energy supplies to be. so many see this bill as a last ditch attempt by the u.s. to stop trying to end its trucks the pipeline was originally due to be completed by mid 2020 but it seems they're ahead of schedule that in 2 weeks out from being done in fact there are any around 60 to 70 kilometers left of the pipeline today now one of the many companies which will be affected by this bill is the swiss organization all c.s. and they've been providing vessels for the construction
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a couple of days ago and they in fact received a very aggressive last a from the republican senator ted cruz which can only be described really as a letter of blackmail he gave them an ultimatum either you stop participating in this project. or we're going to freeze all your assets in the u.k. in the u.s. and we're going to. have your employees from coming into the u.s. so unfortunately they count out and and have stopped all the operations america has made it clear is concerned it says about europe's energy security but of the. wild card pipelines between russia and europe run through several european countries such as poland but to russia ukraine. this means that of course they get a very hefty transit fee for allowing these pipelines through. the baltic sea meaning that these countries will be bypassed washington maintains that this is unfair and specifically with regards to ukraine says that it's somehow politically motivated it's very important to note here is that just
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a few hours before the bill was signed into effect russia and ukraine decided that they would likely by the end of 2019 signed a new agreement on russian transit gas a value crane to europe so that completely undermines what washington saying that somehow russia is trying to cut ukraine out of a deal and it's led many to suspect that really what washington is up to is is trying to eliminate fact competition and its dominance in the e.u. and markets especially considering the bill also impose sanctions on another russian pipeline which is a tug stream which runs through the black sea tuckey so it's quite a patent being established if your so american export to europe as a result in europe's reaction to all of this while of the e.u. and u.s. standpoint on this issue couldn't be more different european countries call this an economic project that benefits everyone involved russia agrees germany 5 and
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particular has consistently said that european and that you policy is europe's business and is also a us to stop meddling so it's probably on surprising that these latest sanctions were not welcomed. jack crassness a professor of political economy no attention to cross a former u.s. diplomat both say that the u.s. is trying to prevent russia from becoming economic team or integrated with europe well it's kind of ironic that the u.s. is saying they don't want germany and europe to be dependent on cheaper russian gas but they wanted to be dependent on more expensive american gas you see and what you see here in this latest move is that they couldn't u.s. couldn't get germany to. pull out of the nordstrom too so it's going after smaller companies building some of the parts of nordstrom to those kind of an act of desperation in a sense the u.s. is getting concerned to some extent trying to keep russia from being economically more integrated with europe which is the big strategic objectives the u.s.
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is trying to achieve washington policy establishment is a big dinosaur that can never admit that it's still north stream 2 will be completed i think that this this latest round of sanctions on the cessation of workers is a hick up it will be finished and will go into operation by these people in washington not at mit if your policy is failed we don't know how to adjust ourselves to a reality we don't like we only have one reality that is russia is bad and it think that connects russia to europe is bad too but we must do whatever we can to try to stop it if you can't stop it let's just make like that little. america's spy agencies are permitted to gather information on citizens without a warrant in certain situations u.s. court of appeals has ruled that this can happen if a known national who is legitimately being monitored abroad makes contact with an american or the case was brought by an american citizen arrested in 2011 he pleaded
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guilty to a charge of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization he question day whether the way the n.s.a. had collected information online without a warrant was legal former intelligence official in whistleblower william billy binney told us that the ruling did not really reveal anything it. doesn't really get through to law it will go under exactly were one to 2 or 3 section 23 see which lee used that bill signed. into effect since the reagan years the reagan presidency so little using them. as they were and also the use the excuse that they are unable to separate. the right lied to so they've been lying to the courts or wrongly may have the capability to sort that they don't want to because that gives them power around the ability to look into political opponents likely to prove the
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drama. of the n.s.a.'s illegal mass phone and internet surveillance of its own citizens was revealed by edward snowden a former contractor at the agency back in 2013 he is wanted in the u.s. for leaking classified information but was granted asylum by russia. if we should be able to freely assemble we should be able to communicate freely if we're going to be talking to countries like china and russia about how they secrete people we should start in our own backyard the people oppose the surveillance state the n.s.a. is violating the rights of not only americans but also as citizens all over the
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world with the alphabet soup of government agencies was it carrying out all kinds of wild spying and violations of privacy it was all pretty clearly a violation of the us constitution or that meant that offers protection from unreasonable search and seizure however at the time the n.s.a. tried to fight back pretty hard does the n.s.a. collect any type of data. on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir. it does not. not wittingly 7 years on u.s. federal courts have ruled that edward snowden the whistleblower who really feel this apparatus of surveillance won't be able to make any money from the book that he just published the ruling argues that edward snowden violated his contract with the cia and the n.s.a.
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because he didn't submit his book for prepublication review who don't want to see books like to skip written especially don't want to see books like this get rid of from it is still pursuing that case quite strongly they're more focused on that the financial censorship side of it this court ruling comes as. federal courts have also ruled that it is now except a bowl to monitor the communications of americans with a quote foreign interest without any procedure or warrant so while u.s. courts have ruled that it is now acceptable to continue carrying out practices once considered to be scandalous they have come down pretty hard on the man who revealed these practices to the public so do americans even remember edward snowden we decided to ask new yorkers can you tell us who edward snowden is now and doesn't ring any bells hope that word snowden. edward snowden is. it's.
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way to 2nd snowden's not the. not the bricks that guy on his. wiki leaks not like the wiki leaks guy but the guy who was working for the government here and is over in russia now now that he it's some from ation he leaves office. basically the government spying on us and watching of our things and gave a detailed report as to what the government's doing yes there was a massive outrage back in 2013 when this was 1st revealed but it seems that sense then this is all becoming part of the new normal in the united states what was wiretapping of civilians will continue in the united states and american leaders will also continue to boast that they have the freest country in the world we're going to do we assume they're in keeping it in the mission that the analysts say he's incapable of collect the only targeted data of a large firearms that they're monitoring so i mean to be that know is not
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a problem even in the 99 he could have done that but they decided not to do that they wanted to collect everything but they're not saying here is that the cia the f.b.i. and the d.e.r.a. and other law enforcement people have access to that do the search for a common crime in the united states and they use it against u.s. citizens. in a criminal court without the without telling the coup or anybody else in the court lawyers included so they're fundamentally violating the rights of those of us citizens every year and they do this without any oversight whatsoever even though that tempted to move are saying to us in the united states they believe the intelligence these is any good anyway it's just it's over look kind of a conversation it's not over so i don't know. the man accused of stealing am burning analogy between a flag from the u.s. church has been sentenced to 16 years in jail after being found guilty of
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committing a hate crime martinez was 1st arrested in june and accused of desecrating the flag belonging to a local church in iowa earlier in the week it was convicted of not only committing a hate crime but also 3rd degree harassment and reckless use of fire and has admitted to opposing homosexuality but the length of his sentence has caused debate . why does the left cheer when the american flag is burning no one goes to jail for that but they do for burning an activist movements flag while he got more years than murderous get in the u.k. unbelievable so burning a rainbow flag is hate speech but ending an american flag is freedom of speech i see. he should have been the american flag then he would have been praised statues dedicated well i think in principle people should have the ride to behead flags fly it is a symbol and people have a right to disagree with homosexuality they have
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a right to disagree with did i did states or britain i don't think that should be a crime per se but i would say that the flag is a bit different from the american flag because it days ignites a specific community in the same way as maybe burning a jewish flag might designate the jewish community you look at the report of what happened he was kicked out of the strip club he grabbed the flag he set it on fire outside of the strip club and started ranting about i was gonna burn down the club i was in there i don't know it sounds like maybe he was wasted i don't think i don't think this is what they just would go around doing even if that weren't the case it still is extreme and a hate crime laws are silly anyway they should exist no a crime happened here it is absolutely 100 percent our institutionally protected speech to burn the gates of the gay pride flag in the same way that according to the supreme court's also protected speech to burn the american flag well i'm gay and much of my human rights involve supporting the human rights of l.g.b.
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plus people but i've got to say this sentence is excessive it is disproportionate it is not commensurate with the crime committed however there are some disturbing elements a he was not given the sentence purely for stealing the flag and for burning it there were also. accusations and claims of arson and threats to burn down all the properties namely a strip club when it came to course he did not express any regrets and indeed justify his actions based upon his particular extremist interpretation of the christian faith i don't believe that this flag necessarily represents the rainbow flag i don't think it. represents gay individuals maybe at one point it attempted to but it's we've come to a point where the rainbow flag and all the symbolism represents an l g b t political ideology which is becoming increasingly authoritarian increasingly
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toxic increasingly anti-christian so people are going to have gripes about it i mean this is actually proven that people are our millennial was a study done recently that young people millennia old are less in favor of the now they were a few years ago now the left in the gay lobby would say that is due to hate speech on the internet and trumps america blah blah blah no i would say the real reason is probably because this movements that is symbolized by the flag has become authoritarian and ridiculous we see it with the insane trans narrative in the bathroom transfer people and women sports we see it with the children with the transylvanian the drag queen story it's i mean you can think of and this is just another example 16 years for offending probably one of the most privileged groups in america. you're watching on t.v. that has he decided the president of the e.u. commission could be in trouble back in this it has emerged that she defeated messages that had been requested as evidence for a probe into her time as the country's defense minister and more to stop.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy people in sunday shouldn't let it be an arms race in this case on all sides they're being dramatic development is only going to disease i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. you know world's big partners there. a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to get 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
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each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. welcome back you with our taking i think president of the commission is facing a scandal back home in germany it's emerged that hertha own data was deleted after it was requested as evidence in an investigation into her actions while she was germany's defense minister over as more on the story. on the line is looking to stumper authours on the e.u. commission presidency right from the off.
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the former german defense minister has been dogged by a scandal from her past and lynn she doesn't seem to be able to shake off while in charge of the german military her ministry was accused of massive overspends on outside advisers it was revealed that the fonda line defense ministry was spending 155000000 year over year on outside advice that's more than all of the other branches of government combine and a federal audit office investigation found the defense ministry couldn't sufficiently just a 5 why that external advice was even needed for the lions phone was thought to hold the answers to whether she was involved or even knew about any impropriety but it's emerge now that all of the data on her ministerial phone had been deleted the data from the phone of boosler form the line was already deleted in august the
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phone had a factory reset and the data was lost with no possibility of feed being restored but the data was deleted from the phone after it became part of the body of evidence in the investigation opposition parties and those in the ruling coalition in germany are demanding answers i expect defense minister crown current bar to take action now on those responsible this is destruction of evidence and must also have personal consequences this is an annoying delay tactic by the government 1st the ministry said that people were looking for a mobile phone then it was announced that it was still pinned locked now the government has admitted that it had already been white the investigative committee has still not received any s.m.s. and the mobile phone has still not been examined there is simply no preservation of evidence the consequence is. the defense ministry gave the people concerned every possibility to delete as messes and messages the german defense ministry hasn't
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exactly made things crystal clear with its statement on the phone data being deleted the types of communication and official mobile phones that are subject of interest for the investigation committee are covered by evidence decisions the federal ministry of defense provides the committee of inquiry with all existing documents relating to the subject of the investigation this is far from over the investigation continues and as long as it does has the potential to throw mud on angle americans christian democratic union party who were in overall charge found on the line herself which could well spell a short honeymoon period for the new e.u. commission president as the media and eventually her colleagues in brussels question how involved in these payments she was one thing is for sure silence and the deleting of data is only going to raise more questions peter all over r.t.
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berlin. the deputy chairman of the alternative for germany party saxony branch says the public should put more pressure on the government. does one plunge fielder's of german minister of defense everywhere she had to tell her it was a catastrophe and all do is force. the liberals decision was the christian devil for the orders for president of the e.u. commission of the ministry of defense to rule in somalia to external consultants for the home alone created as soon there are external beep for more military people decide how to purchase new equipment after the channeler of mrs following minister if germany is a leader to defend itself with the military is completely ruined and no she destroyed the evidence that can share with her she was just incompetent or or corrupt i didn't think it was and biggest addition will bring the truth to
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a lot it is that the political cost of the dollars are higher. to silence that should you alone nothing happened in germany to governments that will try to play it down. we are going to have to look at the public will pressure on merkel and other christians are. and will be except that they get treated badly. the rock musician turned political activist roger waters has a lot to get off his chest these days especially given the state of british politics at the moment he is the guest on the latest episode of going underground when she does rail against the mainstream media's influence on the u.k. election you can watch it later today here in full on r.t. but has a pretty. it's becoming more and more apparent that propaganda is almost the most important thing in our lives and the fact that the mainstream media is only
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boy very rich and powerful people and in consequence they may be that big coming closer and closer to controlling everything not just all the elections but everything and obviously the elections they can't control they send in the troops you know and stop killing people what was interesting to me is that here we are what 500 years since columbus and just now this is the only thing that makes me. that gives me the strength to carry on in this fight and it is this 500 years later it seems that we the people are just beginning to rise up now against this settler colonial attitude ship the last 500 years and that gives me a heart that of course are not in the streets of the powers being shot or in santiago in chile being blinded or by the pinkerton men.
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now yet another security breach is hit the social media giant facebook is a new massive online database has been late that could potentially be used against the site she uses more than 267000000 facebook users i.d.'s phone numbers and names were exposed to the affected users were from the us this database has been taken offline facebook has stated it to r.t. that they do think the records were obtained before recent security upgrades. we are looking into this issue but believe this is likely information obtained before changes we made in the past few years to better protect people's information said facebook has been marred by security breach scandals that is despite its efforts to combat leaks has some of the past examples.
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we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it was my mistake and i'm sorry. we've had a series of different data exposures data leaks and facebook has how to respond reactively to a large number of because it's been on the back foot we are going to see more breaches more incidents to come because 1st of all they haven't fixed every single
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problem and secondly there are all amounts of data that took already being taken through facebook that have yet to be exposed elsewhere as was the case here the problem that facebook has though is that of eventually it is going to lose people's trust if it continues to behave in this way and no amount of money is going to back the trust and at the same time with the new g.d.p. all regulations and europe it may face being blocked from processing dates when you're all even sharing data with the u.s. . you know it's a just coming up to half past 11 in the morning here in moscow that's how things are looking back again and about half.
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brothers. do i do in the light of. my limited role more than i was sentenced to die in prison by the expression love my life. take a stick grab some media attention i mean it's a shooting in a 16 year old's 16 birthday party found so i think the police just held a lot of pressure to close the case. for you. just don't it's like i couldn't believe those hire. me out of the fire the wrong for the shooter or basically with a search of all of those shoes because i was standing right next to. me 4 eyes because you got to keep in mind one thing during those 1617 years old so.
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