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news update this hour a teen from declares war on government and the media to report. the latest release of the president's phone call transcripts threaten to damage us to close. to tear gas rubber bullets and file on the streets of venezuela as opposition supporters wreak havoc over the president's controversial constitutional. and cultural chemical. cause influencing media and scientists to restore the reputation
of a controversial we are. developing story the far east of russia another mind rescued from a flooded diamond mine a us illness. great to have you company thanks for watching r.t. international my name is kevin with you this hour it's just one o'clock in the afternoon here in moscow and first on in this half hour news bulletin the trumpet ministrations announced a crackdown on federal government leaks which have left the white house and the culprits a big war 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 attorney general says the justice department has 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 board that the media could be forced to reveal sources critics that is an attack on free speech but there are fears that some of these leagues could be putting national security at risk is jacqueline verger explains. 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 employ advice kellyanne conway even
speculated lie detectors could be wheeled 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 is here's the crazy thing it is only you know getting out in the public because of the white house whistle blowers the transcripts of phone 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 to have 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 present trump 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 that it 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 something that they think should be published so in the sense that the press is selective i think that they have risen 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 struggle. from 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 the eggs are plugged and the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c. . elsewhere the taliban has been stepping up its attacks in afghanistan mainly in the south deadly assault in the past forty eight zero is alone of thoughts of killed several police officers the militant casualties two dozens were killed during the gun battle at one market in helmand the longest war in u.s. history shows no sign of ending is. no reports. i've got to start on the very word is becoming synonymous with fadia 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. 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. has 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 a nice new printing experience the question there isn't if the taliban will win but 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
nato troops they aren't that to bring freedom they're following orders it isn't for nothing that they call it gonna stop on the graveyard of empires. earlier this week united states special inspector general for afghanistan admitted the defense department program costing taxpayers almost half a billion dollars that has failed to achieve its goals from a pentagon official michael maloof says the u.s. is no strategy and will have one if it continues using only a military solution going on year sixteen now people are 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. but as well as newly elected but controversial legislative body has been inaugurated amid a backdrop of more street violence police in the capital deployed tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with angry opposition supporters i told. you. i. thank you. well that equation here is that now we have two a parliament one parliament but meet there by the oval fish on our parliamentary i
mean eight that by nicholas my lord of the opposition how snobbery now demonstrations that will to your mind things will work out what they are going to be the. demonstrations. there resold us you can see usually by a loud there's meanwhile hung around three people killed them with a shop a thug or a late march i don't see any understanding that if you question in their continuing f.e.d.'s or maybe getting wars i think this will die than in time so i'm both sides are entrenched wildfire however the national guard by the allen tie that the other side that's just you know. so is going to go is some expert reaction we've been getting to venezuela's ongoing political and economic to. the so-called constituent assembly election was a fraud to call an election would be a mockery of what happened no opposition candidates were allowed to stay in and the
votes cast were not in favor of one candidate against and the other so the so called candidates were all cronies of the president and the ruling p.s.u. the party which controls the executive and the courts certainly there are some flaws in the way it was called in the way the election took place but nothing that is fundamentally anti-democratic that is the opposition had plenty of opportunities to participate in this process itself was completely. straightforward and unfair so now when they do in demonstration they still insist on going to the city center which is has been prohibited and so then of course there are violent clashes between the police and the demonstrators. relations between need neighbors france and italy have descended further now with economic jockeying on a tablet migrant crisis fracturing their once rock solid partnership so how did it
all start to unravel. emmanuel macron would like you to think he leads the e.u. even shows it's music to his victory march. try telling that to italians though they've just had their hands slapped away from a huge deal to buy one of france's biggest ship building ports. 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 and i am announcing that we took the decision to exercise the preemption right of the state 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 label 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. because ridge that is yours today by being here and by agreeing to this joint declaration is historic. it's doing 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 is keeping very hands off zero is migrants italy wants other countries to open their borders but france's doors 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 create a magnet effect so what does neighborly love look like right now between france and
italy maybe something like this. i saw two this weekend lot more to come there are toxic revelations about one of the world's best selling weed killers you're going to want to hear about we'll tell you about it ninety seconds ahead. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the senate it's. the only show i go out of my way to find you know what it is that really. is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than. the c. people you've never heard of redacted tonight the president of the world bank take . me seriously send us an e-mail. what holds a cinch to do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected
. so when you want to be president and should. somehow want to be. too bright to be this is what before three of the people. i'm interested in the why. should. we often hear mosco now on our next story is a developing story from the far east of russia twenty four hours since a major flood broke out of the diamond mine eight people remain missing was not only wrong they found another guy one point rescuers monies to make some contact with some of the missing which help them say this was a major rescue operation is still underway this is how it all unfolded.
back in ninety fifty five in two thousand and nine an underground mine was established to extract diamond bearing or producing up to about a million tons a year old place however the facilities also being constantly hit by problems too by strong underground water currents will continue to keep an eye on this rescue operation ongoing and we'll keep you posted as well here and across all our platforms. next secret documents show that the american agricultural chemical giant monsanto tried to influence media and science reports over its popular weed killer roundup which has a key ingredient that's linked to cancer here's how an attorney from that firm published the documents describes the revelations this is a look behind the curtain monsanto has deliberately been stopping studies ghost reading literature and engaging in corporate malfeasance the world health organization labeled roundups main ingredient life as a potentially carcinogenic thing to humans and animals last month health officials
in california also said it could cause cancer although monsanto's promos paint a different picture. what about their main active ingredient. isn't harmful regulatory agencies in more than one hundred sixty countries have approved place the sea based products place the seed is applied to pleats plants absorb it travels to the roots where blocks a specific enzyme found in plants not animals or humans precise active and proven the newly revealed documents show that concerns among staff about the product safety of years let me tell you more about that in two thousand and three among some two scientists told a colleague that quote you cannot say that round is not a carcinogen because the necessary tests have been carried out that was one worry and there was more two years before that another road to serious concerns about the testing of this weed killer and its safety now the monsanto emails are also revealed an exchange with a science consultant and called into tech research with monsanto scientists other
e-mails show a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality draft from monsanto before a right to go up an article on the question why that was. henry miller was in fact later fired for ghost writing to downplay the risks associated with the product earlier neil harvey my colleague put some of these revelations to a top monsanto executive this is the response we got. 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 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. aiden's 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 to us 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 round up has actually caused cancer there are question marks over maybe guy for site itself isn't cancer in juicing but perhaps the actual product how do you respond to that claim well the only other really the roundup is put together with two to two completely round up formulation is what's called a search has been studied extensively neither one of those have to be cancer causing agents mike papantonio is
a lawyer and author of the upcoming book law in vengeance he believes the u.s. government knew about the dangers associated with rounder. 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 the 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 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 is 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 of 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. use next british computer credited with stopping the notorious one of christ cyber attack seems he's allegedly admitted now the police that he created and sold well would designed to steal banking details marcus hutchens as the rest of the i can conference in las vegas and could face up to forty years in prison if he's convicted he's twenty three year old self-taught cyber expert he's facing six charges for creating in distributing the kronos virus which spreads through e-mail attachments and steals banking details to compute his his lawyers say he plans to plead not guilty hutchins'
became known of course for discovering that hidden kill switch in the want to cry cyber attack it struck big time in over one hundred fifty countries couple of months ago causing have. kin airports hospitals banks other major infrastructure in may it worked by encrypting data on infected computers making them inaccessible and then demanding a ransom for three hundred dollars with a bit cold you may recall his work in stopping want to cry back then so it labelled as a hero the. people so inundated with mass just thanking me saying i'm a hare i mean i saw it just ready for this to maine for tracking and i didn't intend for it to blow up on me to be able to have the media i just saw doing my job and i don't really think that i'm here at all well that was then this is now former cia analyst john kiriakou believes the hackers the rest now leaves too many questions unanswered. i read the indictment i read the statement of facts. 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 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. we'll keep you posted i can tell you that is the nice round up so far a day to get in thirty minutes for your life they were than they are kevin now in thanks for watching this saturday keep us close by twenty four seven with no way.
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and he put it in my head he said you will say you are you are mexican citizen. and he did that in front of my daughter and my grandson was little and both of them started crying. but he continued to say that he would deport me he would throw me on the pavement handcuffed me and the point. i said. you're on my land where you going to deport me to. if you going to deploy me to mexico that's my meant to my communities on that side too. and at that point another border patrol came and saw what was happening and it you know it stopped and went away.