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the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewer you. thank you. source." the supreme court rules the donald trump is not immune from criminal prosecution over his tax returns. he asked angrily on social media saying he is the victim of political prosecution. the u.n. says america killing of
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vie iranian general -- general kissing soleimanated international law. cuts and clores for two t giants british high street, john lewis a more than 5000 jobs are at risk. the world health organization announces a panel to review the coronavirus saying the world was unprepared for the pandemi welcome to the program here thanks for joining us. the u.s. supreme court has issued two crucial rulings over t trump's financial affairs. it is said the president is not immunerom demands for his tax clreturns to be ded to you new york rescuers. the cou has ruled against giving access to congress for now. his passage from the supreme court's ruling, 2 years ago, a great jurist of our court established that no citizen, not even the president, is categorically abovemo the c duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding.
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that is the court's opinion, how it read. it went on to say that we are that principlean todayhold the president is neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers, nor entitled to htened standard of need. as is often the case, donald trump has made his opinion of the verdict known on social media. took to twitter writing, this is a political prosecution. i want theer muell -- i went through the molar witchhunt and now i have to go through corrupt new york. latehe added prosecutor -- prosecutorial misconduct! anthony joins us live from washington. hisawyers say he was totally immune to revealing any kind of disclosure regarding his financial records. the supreme court said that was not the ce, but that is not where the story ends, is it? anthony' no, it' not. this obviously will go back down
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to a lower court where donald trump's legal team could throw up new robot -- roadblocks to keep these documents from being handed over to new york state investigators. even if theyre given to the grand jury, that does not necessarily mean tha they will be publicly disclosed, unless there is a criminal case. then there was another case involving a congressional subpoena and the supreme court basically told congress that they will have to ta that case back down to a lower court. in the lower court will have t balance presidential prerogatives on one side with correct --ith congressional oversight responsibilities on the other. that case could take years, a mont least, before it is resolved. while donald trump did notwi necessarily the cases, he is delaying them. they willot be a factor in the november election. anchor: that crucial question. we have a lot of litigation to where americans wil never know perhaps in the immediate future, the public disclosure of those records and what information is contained in them. anthony: that's exactly right.
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you also have to remember that every president, since richard nixon back in the 1ll0's, has gly disclosed their tax returns before taking the office of the preside by. donald truke with president by withholding these documents. he set out one tree that they nder ongoing irs audit, and afterwards, his supporters, his defenders id that the voting public elected him without seeing them, so an was not impoto disclose them. since then, he has been engaging in this long, legal battle to keep the documents from coming out. and maybe someday, they will be found, they will be seen by th public. that day does not appear to be any time close and it may not be before the end of donald trump's presidency. anchor: stay th us. there is another piece of information i want to get your analysis on. and that is it do with the nations that ruled today that america's killing of the iranian general soleimani violated international law. the u.s. killed general soleimani, iran's top military
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leader, along with nine other january.ear baghdad airport in in the aftermath, fears spread that the killing t would leada war between america and in, and that would escalate into a third wod war. today, the u.n. ruled since the u.s. no evidence of anea imminent tto life, it constituted an arbitrary killing. >>t is first known incident in which a state invok self-defense as justification for an attack against a governmentfficia outside a declared armed conflict. the international community must now confront the real prospect that states could opt, on the precedent, t strategically in limine high-ranking -- eliminate high-ranking military or itary officials outside the context of the known war,
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and to justify that killing on the ground of self-defense, understood in this very elastic hifashion, i have just presented. anchor: let's look at the united states response to that. they said this is a tedious report, which uermines rights by giving a past two tsterrorand it proves once again why america was right to leave the united nations human rightsouncil. anthon is still with us paired what can we gauge by that response we heard from the u.s.? anthony: i think the united states is going to dismissithis and writff. you have to remember, while donald trump has done a lot to pull the united states out of international organizations, the resistance to these sorts of organizations predates the trump administration. conservatives have looked at international organizations and u.s. involvement, with a skeptical eye that the united
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states was buying sovereignty to bureaucrats and politicians from other parts of the country. they said exactly things like bits. that they did not want the united statetaking steps to, in their words, to preserve their national int being reprimanded by non-americans. muchr: ok, thank you very for being with us. anthony there live from washington. let's take a look at the economic impact of the coronavirus. we are going to start in the u.k. where two of the uk's biggest high street retailers have ann the pharmacy boots has said 4000 jobs will go. department store john lewis is shutting down eight stores, putting 13 jobs at risk. this comes day after the government announced new economic support for businesses. here is the chancellor >> i want to protect every sileob, but is unemployment going to rise? yes. the scale of this is
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significant. ntering one of the most severe recessions this country has ever seen. that is going to have a significant impact on unemployment and on job losses. i'm acting to try to mitigate as much of that as possible and ieprovide as many opportunas possible. anchor: there was a further blow for the chancellor today when top official criticized two of his new schemes. he said of the plans to offer diners a0% discount for every meal from monday to wednesday in august. the advice we really -- we released plans to payms f a 1000 pound bonus to obtain furlough staff. i'm unable to reach a view that this represents value for money. that is for taxpayers. here is what the leader of the opposition had to say. >> our concern ishat the action item is not focused on the right places. r jention bonus as a bonufor all jobs. many of thoseobs, many of the people looking for rollback in
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any event, some are really at risk of losing their j research has been targeted in the areathat are most needed. anchor: let's get political analysis from our political editor. >> the numbers are really starting to crank up. and for now at least,ly they are ikely to go in one direction. and what we have heard it today from those big names on the high street, a reminder of where the. government fai it had to announce so much spending, as muc as 30 billion yesterday in their plan to protect and create new js. a reminder that for some businesses, it is just too late. and ao, that the decisions are made by individual companies. politicians can annoll sorts of plans. they can have all sorts of hopes and ambitions. what actually happens on the ground or high street around the country ishat will be, for ny, the determinant of whether or not they areble to hang onto their staff. anchor: it is a situation we are seeing replicated ache
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world. across the channel today in france on the outskirts of toulouse, these where the scenes nuat aircraft cturer airbus premises. thousands of employees demonstrating plans to cut over 5000 jobs in france. at is including more than 3500 into loose itself. here's one of the workers. less well than l because when you hear the numbers, you wonder if we will still be here in a few months. after my wife who is unemployed. so my job is important for my family. and anyway, i think all of my colleagues are the same. anchor:e have had new numbers from the u.s. today too.on 1.3 mil.s. workers applied for benefits last that i on the previous week, but still double the peak during the 2008 recession. this follows mixed economic data of the past few weeks, including a drop in the unemployment rate. with more, here is michelle fleury. michelle: this is no moment to say that things are getting back
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track. as we have heard from the pat -- in the past from jerome powell, while somates that people will return to their jobs or get n left out in the cold. areink that is where we we are at that point where we are starting to see workers being recalled. that is why you are seeing this drop in the number of weekly claims. on an ongog basis as well. flurry theil on-the-job situation in america. the whoor has appointed twor heads of state to lead an independent probe into t global response to the coronavirus pandemic. e former new zealand prime minister helen clark on the left of your screen, and the former president liberia ellen john -- johnson on the right, they will head the inquiry. they will look at how the w.h.o. handled the pandemic and how countries, governments and oo.lth services did the w.h.o. has faced criticism, most notab from america, that the organization was slow to respond. earlier, the w.h.o. chief said
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everybody must look in the mirror. >> this is aime for self reflection. look at the world we liven i and to find ways to strengthen our collaboration, as we work tgether to save lives a this pandemic under control. mechor: we will be speaking to helen clark, the fprime minister of new zealand, about her appointment in the next edition of "outside source." stay with usor that. we have a couple of quick updates for you on europe. let's start in england where life is slowly getting back to .norm in the past few hours, the governor -- government has announced a lifting of rireions, outdoor swimming pools can reopen from saturday with gyms and indoor pools to follow in a couple weeks. for nday, beauticians and nail salons can also open. this weekend, we will see the return of outdoor performancek. here is the ecretary. >> as of this weekend, our
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artists, musicians and dancers ken starr performing live, outside, to an outor audience. we will also have theecesumption ofational sport, followed later by the reopening, of our gy swimming pools and leis centers. normal life is slowly returning. this is an important milestone for outperforming artists who have beenaiting patiently in ne wings since march. of course, we wi see crowds flooding into their venues. but from the 11th of july, our theaters, operas, dancs and music shn starr putting on outdoor performances to socially distance audiences. anchor: next to spain where facemasks are compulsory for everyone over the age of five in barcelona and the catalonia region, anyon caught without one risks a fine of 100 euros. officials are worried about a surge in cases a nearb cigarette, though the pandemic nationally is largely under
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control. a quick update on serbia where vernment has reversed a decision to impose a curfew in belgrade. protes measures have turned violent. these pictures were taken outside of the parliament building on tuesday. cases have been rising since serbia's lockdown was lifted before election in j marian don't tree is a reporter based in belgrade. >>eople are very angry at the esident and at the government over the handling of the crisis. anthey cee that they are being lied to and they feel humiliated by the attitude of the vement who, in may, decided announce a victory over the pandemic in the country. and for a few weeks, they pretended that everything was fine. they reopened everything, the schools, the bars, the cafes, blic transportation, as if everything was normal. thenfter they won the
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election, just a night later, they said actually, the situation is catastrhic and we need to reimpose measures to stop the spreading of th virus. so people are very frustrated and they feel like someone -- someone was telling me the other day, thathey feel like a monk in a lab being played with. anchor: stay with us on "outside source." still to come, after the u.s. of jeffrey epste's former girlfriendwe take a look at the many questions that remain about her alleged role in epstein's abuse of minors. ♪ anchor: the bbc is to go ahead with a pla to end free ltelevisienses for people over the age of 75, apart from those on pension credits. it has been a two-month delay to the proposal because of the coronavirus pandemic. responsy ability for the provision of free tv licenses
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for the over 75 was pass to the -- part of its licenseee settlement inc' 2015. the's chairman explained the thinking behind toy's decision. >> the overwhelming factor has been one of fairness. we want b toe fair of those over to. we think the policelp those on pension credit is a fair one. this is the group who are the mostinancial disadvantaged. they are the group least tble to affeir financial circumstances, and they are the group most affected by social isolation. we know 80% of those who claim pension credit are single claimants and we know the great majority of them live on their own. the companionship of television s d radioportant for that group. ♪ anchor: welcome back. this is "outside source." the headline for you thisou
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the u.s. supreme court has ruled president trump must release his tax returns for examination by prosecutors. t'l's take a look at some of the days of the news. police in south korea have found the body of the mayor of the capital of seoul who had been reported missing. dogs and drones were deployed to look for him after his daughter raised the alarm. the female working in his secretary's office had just filed a sexual harassment claim against him. australia says a plans to give safe haven to thousands of people from hong kong following beijing's imposition of a controve law in the territory. 's prime minister scott morrison said the territories. -- freedoms have been undermined. reey responded by warning of further action ionse. photos have been released for the first time in years showing a group of rare gorillas in the mountains of southern nigeria. . only 300 cross river gorillas are known toive in the world, making them the most endangered great ape.
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the wod lifeonservation society says this sighting ra hopes that the animals are actually reproducing. a stark warning from oxfam,as te u.k.harities as more people could die from hunger as a result of the coronavirus and from the disease itself. a few sobering statistics in the latest report for you to digest. pewarns that by the end of this year, 12,00le per day may not have enough to eat because of covid-19. it identifies 10 hotspots where e virus, combined with conflict and an escalating climate crisis, might leave millions on the brink of starvation. here is oxfam's regional direction for east and central africa. >> if you look at the budgets of most of these countries, like ethiopia, kenya, etc., much ct their budgetlly goes to servicing debt. and only a fraction goes into, for instance, the agricultural
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sector, or into social protections that would actually support the 61%fost populations of this world that are employed in the informal sector. so we need a concertedffort to globally as well as nationally to recognize that hunger is a real threat. and moreeople may end up dying from hunger than from the actual cod disease itself. and therefore, to focus more on measures tha enable these food insecure households to be able to survive and tive. we are not testing mass popula countries so them numbers may be lower in terms of confirmed cases. but these arso the countries where we have that threat, that they already have experienced climate they are already facing problems with conflict. and this is just compounding the problems for these countries and particularly for the vulnerable
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households, as well as the food producers who are predominantly also women and young people. anchor: thet arr of jeffrey epstein's girlfriend has generated a hue amount of in -- of ierest. she's facing charges over her alleged role in epstein's abuse of minors. reporter: here is a story of a woman born into wealth, whose father was a controversial newspaper tycoon who drowned after ing from his yacht, whose life was full of friends in high places but who faces this allegation. >>en she was aal part of the epstein sex trafficking operation. she played an important role in recruiting, grooming, manipulati reporter: and is now facing u.s. justice. >> ela maxwell finally stands charged for her role hese crimes. reporter: what questions remain for guillain maxwell?
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go back 18 months, she was far from a household name. now she is one of the most popular news searches in the world, and there were many questions being asked from, how to say a name, and more important ones about how she fits into epstein's story. m.let's work through t first, the 1990's. she is living in new york, she meets jeffrey eckstein, works for him, has a relationship, and his best friend according to epstein. she is accus of another role. >> maxwell's presence as an adult woman helped the victims be put at ea. as they intended, this grooprng ess left of tti minor v susceptible to sexual abuse. trolled the girls. sheas w like the nuts and bolts of the sex trafficking operation. reporter: ghislaine maxwell denies this. she will be asked about this period. and about prince andrew.
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we know presscindrew had to ize with ghislaine maxwell and epstein. in new york, once on epsin's island, and in london too. this is andrew, ghislaine maxwell, and a 17-year-old in 2001. she says she was trafficked by ghislaine maxwell to have sex with the prince. >>as it a wicked time in my life. it was a really scary time in my life. i had member of the royal family. reporter: ghislaine maxwell denies this. so did pnce andrew in his infamous interview. >> i have no ever meeting this lady. none whatsoever. >> you don't remember meeting her? >> no. >> she says she met you in 2001. she dined with you. she dons with you. -- danced with you. you boht her drinks. and w she went on to have sh you in a house in belgradeo ia belongingislaine maxwell.
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>> didn't happen. reporter: and too. was this >> he's dead. his girlfriend, ghislaine maxwell, your old friend, was 'victim' sake, complicit in his behavior. cannot sat, i because i have no idea. reporter: rinse andrew cannot help on that but might ghislaine maxwell be willing to talk about him? this is for friend, laura goldman. >> she has always told me that she woul never, ever say anything about it. you know i think she felt that h he w friend and she was never, ever going to say anything about him. llreporter: ghislaine max may not talk about andrew, we will e. but we know from andrew himself that she was his link to epstein. and that investigators still have questions for her, and for him. >> will say that we would welcome chris -- prince andrew coming into talk with us. reporter: questions about prince andrew, questions about the 90's, there alstions about who helped epstein.
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after years of suspect behavior, in 2019 the authorities moved. >> today, w announce the unsealing of sex trafficking charges against jeffrey epstein. reporter: weeks later, epstein was gone. >> the body of jeffreyin epste is taken away from a new york hospital this evening. the multimillionaire sex offender was found dead in his prison cell as he awaited trial for sex trafficking. reporter: eckstein had taken his own life. but the story continued. >> any co-conspit tors should st easy. they will get reporter: co-conspirators should not rest easy. and investigating the allegations against ghislaine maxwello was now central understanding epstein and the power structures that allowed him to escape justice. but shwas nowhere to be seen. which leads me to one of the most frequently asked questionsa whers she been? whereaboutsxwell's came a story in itself. where is epstein's lady of the house, asked bloomberg
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vanity fair channeled, where' 's the sun offered a 10,000 pounds for help with the search. there was this photo for not long after epstein's death. it appeared to show ghislaine maxwell at a burger place in l.a. the authenticity of this photo has since been questioned. after that, nothing. until an arrest at a remote property in new hampshire. than a statement dripping with disdain from the fbi. >> we have been screetly keeping tack -- keeping tabs on her whereabouts. and more recently, we learned she had slithered a waroto a gorgeousrty in new nuhampshire, cong to live a life of privilege while her victims live with a trau inflicted upon them years ago. reporter: ghislaine maxwell's is in prison w new york, we cannot know her mindie here is her laura goldman ain, pointing to what would have been a miscalculation. >>it when jeffrey lly died, she was relieved. she thought it was over. don't think she understood. reporter:t is not over though. not for ghislaine maxwell.
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nor the people who remember her. >> i've never met someone that has been so dismissive of other human beings in my life. reporter: we all have questions about ghislaine xwell. and now the u.s. justice system is givin her a further opportunity to answer them. chor: stay with us on "outside source." we have headlines next. see you soon. narrator: funding for this presentation of this program is provided by... language specialists teaching spanish, french and more. raymond james. the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
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