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the. peace. trump declares war on government lekas in the media to name sources after the latest release of the president's transcripts threaten to damage us to close. clashes lasting over twelve hours in a market in afghanistan kill five security offices and dozens of taliban fighters according to local authorities. and the cultural chemical giant monsanto is called influencing media and sciences to restore the reputation of a highly controversial. good
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morning it's a tell you i'm right now you're more than a fifth of august international with me kevin owen and first in this latest thirty minute news roundup for you the trumpet ministrations announced a crackdown on federal government leaks which have left the white house and the culprits of being warned to stop now or face legal consequences. leaks are incredibly damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities simply put these leaks hurt our country if you improperly disclose classified information we will find you we will investigate you we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law and you will not be happy with the result the tourney general
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says the justice department's been pursuing about three times more leaks than it was during the last years of the a bomber administration and it's not only government employees who could face prosecution jeff sessions also warn that the media could be forced to reveal sources critics say that as an attack of free speech but there are fears that some leaks could be putting national security at risk as jacqueline vogel explains next . the white house is leaking like a fever and it simply has to stop both attorney general. as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to turn folks advice kellyanne conway even speculated lie detectors can be reeled into the west wing to sniff out the signatures these comments of the administration's response to the waves of classified information making their way out of the white house i don't know warming and some say dangerous right i am so glad they're telling us what's going on as a new thing every day and here's the crazy thing it is only you know getting out in the public because of the white house of whistle blowers the transcripts of phone
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calls between president trump and two world leaders have been the leaks and published by the washington post i've never seen a white house leak as much against itself as this the latest and most explosive leak conversation transcripts between trump and the leaders of mexico and i still you seem sort of been the final straw provoking our age even among critics who say a line has been crossed is not fair this president. in terms of the leaks with the large prison term or not no president can do business with their phone calls from the leak to the washington post terribly damaging to our country not just to donald trump politically who i don't support but to our country does is it crimps conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain where we saw no leaks like this under the obama administration and we saw only one or two when they were related to the iraq war in the bush administration so clearly the press leaks only what they want to leak because i refuse to believe these are the only times that they've ever had some do gooder and them something that they think should be published so in the sense that the press is selective i think that they have risen
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to the level of you being able to demonstrate malice being that they are not others and if they can show malice they should be held responsible absolutely despite the reported risks to national security in this leaking pipe of information continues to drip likely because trump's enemies are not only at the doors of the white house they are right inside it too between staff stragglers. in the obama era and perpetual shake ups within his own administration the one thing that is clear is the toxic environment of distrust is likely to cloud the halls of the west wing meaning the president will have a hard time doing his job effectively and the security of the nation remains in question and all leaks are plugged and the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c. . clashes on friday at a market in afghanistan's helmand province of claimed the lives of five troops and dozens of taliban fighters according to local leaders the the longest war in u.s. history shows no sign of ending either as were reports. i've got to start on the
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very word is becoming synonymous with thing via the british the soviets and now the americans three u.s. presidents have tried to win this war and gotten nowhere on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime and afghanistan i've decided to maintain our current posture of ninety eight hundred troops in afghanistan i'm also sending general mcmaster to afghanistan to find out how we can make progress alongside our afghan partners it isn't getting bad it's been bad for near enough to decades what it is is going from bad to worse monday explosion near the iraqi embassy tuesday thirty killed in a mosque blast wednesday two u.s.
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soldiers killed in a convoy attack thursday suicide bomb attacks another nato convoy in the week isn't over yet trump's nod he's reportedly threatening to fire the u.s. is top commander in afghanistan a wolf alias see for yourself how much of the country is limits have now taken over and then not done yet. sixteen years the longest war in u.s. history what is the goal of the contusion continue to choose i don't know that we have a goal anymore. i'm not really sure to be honest i mean at this point it has been going on for a long time and i don't know what are we doing there being in afghanistan is another hooping experience the question there isn't even the taliban will win but
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when the taliban will win because it sure as heck isn't the pentagon that's doing the winning they'll tell you themselves we're not winning in afghanistan right now but we want an illusion. mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate then again how do you win this the afghan army fights for paychecks not for a corrupt government in kabul the government fights to enrich itself not the people made to troops they aren't there to bring freedom they're following or does it isn't for nothing that they call of going to stand the graveyard of empires. this week the united states special inspector general for afghanistan admitted that a defense department program costing taxpayers almost half a billion dollars had failed to achieve its goals for a pentagon official michael maloof says the u.s. has got no strategy and won't have one if it continues using only
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a military solution going on year sixteen now people are an american people are tired of it they're looking for alternatives and i think president trump is voicing that their frustration in trying to come to some kind of resolution on this now i know the russians have an afghan working group i was told by some officials recently that they had actually invited the united states to participate in discussions with with their group and to discuss a resolution for afghanistan but the united states refused unbelievable but it were it really underscores once again the u.s. needs a strategy it doesn't have one and it's not going to have one if they're going to rely solely on a military solution. relations between the e.u. neighbors france and italy have descended further with economic jockeying in
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a turbulent migrant crisis fracturing the once rock solid partnership is how it all unraveled for the two. emanuel macron would like you to think he leads the you even shows it's music to his victory much. try telling that to a talian as though they've just had their hands slapped away from a huge deal to buy one of france's big his ship building ports macron wanted fifty fifty but rome was so upset they've sunk the deal entirely nationalism and protectionism are not an acceptable basis for establishing relations between two great european countries to work on joint projects you need reciprocal trust and respect. he i am announcing that we took the decision to exercise the preemption right of the state
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of s. t.x. this decision has been taken in total agreement with the president of the republic and the prime minister this decision has only one purpose defend the strategic interest of france in terms of naval constructions. it's not just macro his business dealings getting italy's base his attempts to solve the libyan crisis not going down too well either look washed with. the courage that is yours today by being here and by agreeing to this joint declaration is historic. that got the italian press up in arms and the politicians were venting their anger too there are too many open formats in libya to many meditators to many initiatives one topic macron is keeping very hands off zero is migrans italy wants other countries to open their borders but francis dawes the staying well and truly shot last month italy asked of the e.u. countries to open their ports to migrants too but front said no way as it would
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create a magnet effect so what does neighborly love look like right now between france and italy maybe something like this. french publisher we spoke to says it's a third party affecting relations too and that germany. i'm not sure that it's absolutely under the economy i think that there is a competition between italy and france today. and throughout the importance in europe. with. eternity. to the meeting. and they were all there was a trio between thirty france and germany and today we. tried to come back to the french germany. suspicion
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a cooper with germany. and we can understand that it's always drama. thanks for with us this morning on the way from hero to zero the computer hacker who beat the want to cry virus could face decades in the u.s. jail tell you about it. what do you what's your current take on the administration right now just six. they're having a tough situation would be inherited from obama but i think the big problem for trump is that issues you want he protested everything was great i liked him better
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as a candidate when everything was great when the data was phony great the statistics are real the unemployment rate is much higher don't believe the g.d.p. the stock market is a big fat ugly bubble that's proper gold for trump by god everything is great. it's a bond market the economy is great the fall because. again so the british computer hacker credited with stopping the tories want to cry cyber attacks legit lead to police now that he created and sold malware designs are still banking details marcus hutchens was arrested at a hacking conference in las vegas and he could face up to forty years in prison if he's convicted even so his lawyers say he plans to plead not guilty on six counts
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of creating and distributing a dangerous computer virus. twenty three year old self-taught cyber expert he's now being charged with creating and distributing the kronos virus which spreads through e-mail attachments and steals banking details from infected computers that became known of course for discovering that hidden killswitch in the big one of christ cyber attacks that struck in over one hundred fifty countries causing havoc in airports banks universities hospitals and other infrastructure back in may it works by encrypted data or on in fact computers making them pretty much inaccessible it was followed by a ransom demand for three hundred dollars worth of bitcoin to free the date it was discovered a hidden kill switch in the code was labeled a hero for his efforts at the time. people sort of inundating mass just thanking me saying i'm a hero i mean i saw it just ready for this to maine for trucking and i didn't
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intend for it lights or blow up on me to be one of the media i just saw doing my job and i don't really think that i'm here at all but former cia analyst john kiriakou told us he believes the hackers arrest leaves too many questions unanswered. i read the indictment i read the statement of facts i'm i'm not seeing a crime here at least what's in the indictment is very very weak i think is his own attorney described it is very thin and i am perplexed as to why he was charged in the eastern district of wisconsin of all places i don't believe he's ever even been to wisconsin so i think this is really the department of justice trying to make a statement which i think is going to come back and bite it because it's the f.b.i. director and the cia director who have been going to these these hacker conventions in the past telling hackers or would be hackers we're the good guys come and work for us well now they go and arrest one of the most prominent hackers in the world
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one who's actually provided a public service in his own country this is going to send a chilling effect through the entire hacker community. venezuela's me the newly elected but nonetheless controversial legislative bodies but inaugurated amid a but drop of more street violence a local journalist the was the latest. well that one here now we have two a parliament parliament but me. and i are parliamentary dominated by. here because you know how smart re now demonstration people who don't mind things who are what they are going to be called demonstrations. their resolve usually by
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their we in one hundred three people killed them or three starters in late march any understanding. is gone. or maybe getting war i don't think it will die down in time so on both sides are entrenched while however the national guard by the in the earth side with just your nazi will. also this morning south korea is a spy agency has admitted playing a role in the country's twenty twelve presidential election but the national intelligence service is no she to statement promising to disassociate itself from politics in few chips the agency deployed its cyber warfare unit in the twenty twelve poll organizing as many as thirty teams to influence opinion on social media it suspected of toppling the then president and helping the challenger good hate to victory was impeached in twenty sixteen and this year has been accused of corruption and has been arrested world affairs writer dan glazebrook says it's
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a troubling admission. if the south korean state was created to crush popular movements calling for unification of korea and then it's no surprise really that that's exactly what the what they're still up to because the intelligence service of south korea in twenty twelve the big big problem was that they were their word the opposition. had too much of an open policy towards north korea wanted to revive the sunshine policy so-called of the early two thousand of negotiations in reducing hostility towards north korea and so on and of course that's the worst outcome for the u.s. because the unification of career would ultimately end the rays on that for us bases on the korean peninsula which means u.s. bases right on the doorstep of both russia and china so no it's not a surprise but with those there's a big element which is missing from this story which i think this this would not have taken place south korean intelligence would not have done this without
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coordinating with this with the u.s. . secret documents show that the american agricultural chemical giant monsanto tried to influence media and science reports over its popular weed killer roundup in twenty fifteen the world health organization labeled roundups main ingredient glad phosphate as potentially carcinogenic to humans and animals that was echoed last month by health officials in california to even so monsanto has been putting in efforts to restore the we kill his reputation but newly revealed documents show concerns among staff about the product safety way back in two thousand and three and monsanto scientists told a colleague that quote you cannot say that roundup is not a carcinogen because the necessary tests haven't been carried out two years before that another wrote of serious concerns about testing the weed killer or the monsanto's promos paint a different picture. what about their main active ingredient. is it harmful
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regulatory agencies in more than one hundred sixty countries have approved place the same base products place the state is applied to absorb it travels to the roots blocks a specific enzyme found in plants not animals or humans precise effective and proven the warm sun so emails also reveal an exchange with the science consultancy called into tech which discussed editing with scientists other e-mails show a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality draw from on sunday before writing an article on roundup every miller was later fired for getting involved in ghost writing articles to downplay the risks associated with the product we got in touch with monsanto to get the. an academic ken remailer asked monsanto to draft an article for him did the company draft an article for him or did it given any orders as what he needed to write no we didn't know orders whatsoever as to what he needed to write he asked for
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assistance with a draft and we provided assistance with a draft as you requested ok i just want to read out a quote from another research i can't be part of deceptive authorship we call that ghost writing and it is unethical what was he referring to there in terms of ghostwriting it was a completely clean agency and it was resolved with appropriate. tribunal authorship credit says that there was a monsanto scientist who said he would be seriously concerned if somebody wanted to test the weed killer what was that concern we want to make sure that good science good lab practices people who know what they're doing professionals who are capable of conducting tests are doing those we will always have concerns when someone out of the blue tells us that they would like to ask what about the claims scott coming from some people that one of your products roundup has actually caused cancer there are question marks over maybe guy for say the self isn't cancer in juicing but
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perhaps the actual product how do you respond to that claim well the only other really that roundup is put together with two to two completely round up formulations is what's called a search has been studied extensively neither one of those are found to be cancer causing agents might pop in tony who's a lawyer and author of the upcoming book law in vengeance believes the u.s. government knew about the dangers associated with ground up. one important thing about these documents it helps paint a very clear picture that monsanto understood the dangers of their product when they were selling it by the ton all over the world the problem is that the government has known about this for quite a while this case has been out there for quite some time and unfortunately the department of justice hasn't taken it on themselves to actually go after a criminal investigation with this but i understand here you have
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a company that is actually influencing the very regulatory agency this supposed to be looking out for the safety of the american public and so this has been gone since nineteen eighty five the e.p.a. in one thousand nine hundred five determined that glaive to say in roundup was a primary ingredient round up needed to be classified as a carcinogen now they said that in the eighty's and then all of a sudden with no reason to change they they said day one it will cause cancer in six years later the e.p.a. suddenly changes that classification the opposite way and now what we're seeing is why they changed it. the violence plagued us city of baltimore is conducting a seventy two a cease fire to try and stop the bloodshed the organizes under the slogan nobody kill anybody believe their initiative will be the first step to changing the city's culture of violence these days and they got support too from gangs and drug dealers
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but also establishing so-called no shoot zones in places which have frequently seen violence baltimore is on track towards its highest annual homicide told ranking alongside chicago detroit as one of the most unsafe cities in the us. few cities in body american or a more depressing lead in the city of baltimore baltimore struggles with a record high murder rate. murder out of control. yes baltimore there is a robust active crime strategy.
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this week we have two suspects that we need your help. with will from baltimore next his see america correspondent ashley banks the. i'm in for another pretty grim year old where authorities are saying that freddie
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agrees a death that took place a couple years ago is the reason for the spike and homicides in the city according to the baltimore sun baltimore police commissioner kevin davis is trying to combat the gun violence and has the poit one hundred fifty officers and supervisors we spoke with baltimore city police department spokesman t.j. smith who lost his younger brother last month to gun violence gangs guns and drugs is what we're seeing is a nucleus but i don't go out of the homicides that we're see that homosexuality. was human beings to meet with families that are connected to each other and yes the number one seventy three was my brother deon a smith many residents in baltimore want to see an end to buy land so which has led that community activists to push for a seventy two hour cease fire starting today and now i'm here with b. i erica bridgeport's she is one of the organizers of baltimore thieves fire do you think that baltimore is doing enough what they use so that they know that there is
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a world out there where they can get educated to go to college to be able to think i need you to look around this country and see that the way business is done is that some people have opportunities that some people never even know what we did this is the way you are right the money but you don't feel that some of that. reporting their own care without being flung so what should most of these run up so far more than thirty minutes. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the us is it just full on austin the only show i go out. my way to. the really packed a punch. is the john oliver of our three americas do the same. apparently
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better than. some i see you've never heard of love for the night president of the world bank will take. me seriously send us an e-mail. economic development is all about numbers really pleased to report this quarter we are one hundred six point. but what do we know about the other figures. when i think about the fact that i see. you made over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart a says. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. it's not just how a free market would. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine
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hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly devoid society from the part of the government tried to do it wasn't nicely maybe. it might be making things worse. by saying this is not how capitalism works but lose them goes hopelessly disastrously wrong.


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