because. turkey's top diplomat accuses the us of failing to keep promises as turkish forces advanced against american backed kurdish militias in northern syria. from meets the prime ministers of the u.k. and israel on his first day at the world economic forum in davos. twitter reveals that the scale of an alleged russian army which supposedly influenced the referendum. and the russian olympic committee slams the i.o.c. for excluding some of the country's complimentary hopes from the upcoming winter games in south korea.
who are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our international sean thomas glad to have you with us. why turkey's foreign minister has hit out at the u.s. saying he does not believe washington is a trustworthy partner tensions are escalating between the two nato allies over turkey's offensive. against american backed kurdish militias in northern syria which described as terrorists. the u.s. hasn't kept any promises mr trump told president on the phone that no more weapons will be given to the why should we want to see guns put into action well tensions between the u.s. and turkey have been escalating ever since the u.s. announced its collaboration with kurdish forces in northern syria trump an arrow and have attempted to ease tensions but somehow that seems to have gone wrong as well the turkish foreign minister had a few things to say about all of this he first commented on the general state of affairs. between the u.s. and turkey saying that the u.s.
did not keep a quote single promise to turkey regarding the kurds and that there is no trust between the countries but he also said that the u.s. has distorted a recent phone conversation between the two leaders president trump relayed concerns the escalating violence in africa syria risks undercutting i shared goals in syria to deescalate limited military actions and avoid civilian casualties. one time statement about the content of the phone call between trump and algebra was probably drafted before the conversation took place because it did not reflect the truth well turkey claims trump didn't express any concerns about escalating violence saying that it was just an exchange of viewpoints but the call comes after on current nouns that would be extending its operation and syria to another kurdish held city well the operation has been underway for over a week now with casualties on both sides but neither side seems to be willing to wave a white flag i'm. should
be noted however that washington and ancora have never been on the same page over the kurdish issue there's always been contention but they just brush it aside as if it didn't exist so this is been brewing for years and it's now finally blowing up in their faces about regardless it doesn't seem the u.s. is helping the situation any further so we're just going to have to wait and see what happens. political scientist gives tom i believe there's a lack of trust in us turkey relations the united states you know getting to understand what it means works or for talks related to the syrian issue now they're
serious and i think to try to de-escalate the. issue between turkey and united states the most important problem between that states and turkey is that is that there is no you know nobody you know trusts there are there and this is the main problem for tricky especially turkish people and turkish government never rely on never trust in. the united states especially in with those issues and the u.s. president has met with the u.k. prime minister at the world economic forum in the swiss resort of davos jacqueline vogel is at the event for us. after their meeting both donald trump entry some may talked about how wonderful their conversation was how much they appreciated meeting one another and what a wonderful relationship the two countries have with one another donald trump went
on to say that he really respects theresa may and that contrary to what some may believe they do have a wonderful relationship they probably. had a very great relationship you. don't necessarily believe that but i can tell you i was thinking that if you were really. like you. would love you for that idea that the two countries still have a special relationship comes just weeks after donald trump canceled his visit to the u.k. open the new u.s. embassy there the president said that he canceled the visit simply because he thought that the deal that was brokered to sell the old embassy was a bad one but many did see that as a bit of a dent in that special relationship donald trump is here at the davos world economic forum with his america first montra most likely going to dominate his speech tomorrow and his meeting with world leaders throughout the next two days now transportation secretary said yesterday that if anyone doesn't like that message
they're more than welcome to not listen america first is a continuation of the american affirmation of american exceptionalism so i don't think well i think this you know all these questions are why the president is coming and again i think a few very flattered that he has chosen this as a forum. for those that don't want to listen to him you can they can lead you know this is part of what discourse and discussion is all about so we'll have to wait and see if anyone takes her up on that suggestion and does leave during his speech tomorrow now meanwhile we've heard already from mccraw on and merkel and they both had sort of europe first message that they were putting out which maybe isn't as nationalist as america. first but it's not globalist either which is a bit strange in the setting of this forum let's take a lesson it isn't gentleman mime my first message he said france is back france is
back it's the call of europe because we will never have any french success is without a european success if between our twenty seven member states we're not able to send a clear and united message to major powers such as china india and the united states if foreign policy is made on the national level then we will feel. and today during teresa mayes speech at the conference she also had similar stuntman's talking about how the u.k. would be one of the best places to open a company or to work on a lot of we would be the best country to open new businesses to start new things in the safest country to be on the internet so a lot of that sort of idea of european leaders looking at their own countries in europe as a whole as a leading force but of course we still have the rest of today and we're more data more of davos and with the what else comes out of it economists to give voice he'll give us his views on what the u.s. president will be hoping to achieve at the davos for. what do i expect from mr
trump's visit to davos dolphin lot of security and police and army also you've got to bear in mind that mr trump is a stable genius as he puts it he likes to be astride the world stage and so i think because the list of the president of china was the great favorite star at davos last year i think mr trump wants to be the star this year i think that will be a lot of politicians wanting to speak to the gallery mr trump will be wanting to play to his political base over in the state so he wants will want to be seen to be talking tough and in a similar fashion mr mack wrong mrs merkel who's still trying to form a government in germany will also be wanting to be seen to be supporting their national self interest so i suspect we're going to be seeing quite a few fireworks. twitter says it has found no substantial evidence of
russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen bags or referendum those comments were made in response to a parliamentary inquiry party's power barco reports. well the government's rather disgruntled with the facts that twitter has provided for them as part of this inquiry into fake news and alleged russian meddling the crux of what twitter has said is that just one percent of these some thirteen thousand accounts that have been identified as being pro brags that during the e.u. referendum campaign just one percent of those were registered in russia now all this started late last year when questions were raised about russia perhaps having interfered in the e.u. referendum and the reason they actually used a big foreign policy speech the mansion house speech to highlight russian meddling russian interference and she came down pretty hard on the kremlin it is seeking to
weaponize information deploying state run media organizations to plant fake stories and photo shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the west and undermine our institutions so i have a very simple message for russia we know what you are doing and you will not succeed the problem was that there was no proof to back up this sort of snowballing supposition of russian interference take a listen to what the foreign secretary boris johnson had to say about. the. solutions that the new zealand so well you see little you know this is another of your give them all gone. with your. brother i. think i'm good. to see you there you see i mean.
the story of how russia secured the brakes it is one of the biggest scams i've seen so far in this whole saga of russia gate it really represents the attempt to export russia gate to other countries. during the run up to the break that's what we heard nothing about russian influence but once russia gate exploded in washington opponents of breaks it seized on the concept of russian meddling so with no facts and no evidence but a great deal of media interest it's got to be said and public interest at the same time the government made the decision late last year to launch an official inquiry into fake news into russian meddling and the official committee that was charged with it they asked all the big social media platforms to provide information and twitter and facebook they came but back with information originally but what they came back with the government wasn't happy with they accuse them of stonewalling the inquiry in even threatened them with sanctions if they didn't cooperate fully
take a look at the correspondence between twitter and the inquiry into fake news i would ask the twitter provides to the committee at least if accounts linked to the internet research agency and any of the russian linked account we are currently undertaking investigations into these questions the information you have now is completely inadequate from the one percent of the accounts in the dataset we're interested in russia the failure to obtain straight answers to these questions is simply increasing concerns about these issues. the situation we're in now is that lo and behold so it's a has provided more information they've given this this very own incriminating fact of this one percent of the accounts being registered in moscow and the chair of the committee leading the inquiry damian collins he says that all this leads him to have more concerns about russian meddling rather than less political activist and
social justice campaigner george barda told us the meddling allegations are just a diversionary tactic. not only. to come back and said it's only one percent of these accounts but there was an oxford university study as well that suggests that there isn't much of a link this seems to be something of a red herring to a large extent i mean not only only one percent of these twitter accounts linked to russia but some of them will probably remain as some of them were probably you know so i think this is really part of a wider political pattern this kind of divide and rule. story line blaming russia for what's going on is is a way of distracting from domestic political realities and doctors languishing in a pakistani prison years after helping the cia track down osama bin laden that story much more still to come.
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nor middle of the room. is. a pakistani a doctor who was the key to finding osama bin laden looks set to spend the rest of his life in jail pakistan's authorities accused him of helping militants but his lawyers insist those charges are fabricated artie's but i've got to have as commentary. you can argue dr shaquille afridi helped catch these century's most wanted man the man who did this. regular security. guard. sama bin laden you can also
argue he was a traitor and a fraud it all depends on where you're from the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden the leader of al qaeda tonight we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome gratitude though has its limits dr afridi set up a fake vaccination program in the area bin laden was hiding in in order to collect his family's d.n.a. and give the cia proof he was there clever shortly after bin laden was eliminated dr afridi was arrested by pakistani intelligence and sentenced to thirty three years. in. two thousand and eleven of being money to the militants that. he was
assisting in medical term that he was making some. news a hospital i met him in. in june and he said that i am innocent and the charges they are totally illegal dr afridi was first accused of aiding local militants and then of murdering a patient though how fair those charges is debatable a bomber tried and failed to get him out donald trump well trump is trump you you think. yes i do i think i would get them out in two minutes i would tell them and i'm sure they'd let them out it didn't fly it even upset the pakistanis a little being threatened with blackmail it's been almost two years since trump made his both stand nothing the man who helped catch some of bin laden
v icon of terrorism is rotting away in jail we believe dr afridi has been unjustly imprisoned and have clearly communicated opposition to pakistan on dr afridi's case both in public and in private and the us well they bring it up once in a while that's what gratitude is worth nowadays. political analyst rana believes that pakistan is punishing dr r. free for helping the cia. i think there's a question of the solvent of your father saw snow here it is not the question that one rather more americans in in look at the us our beloved an obvious obvious stuff . that it wasn't that on our focus on intelligence and the military because it was not supposed to provide any assistance to the american cia in looking at being us our beloved and i don't think pakistan would come or whatever country or point of view of the camera listen the reason being is quite simple because. china
hasn't rested fifty six billion dollars in this in this one of the prime projects so barbara starr is no longer financially dependent on americans as it used to be done years ago or five years ago you have more longer the very remote american we don't need it i think i believe that part of our overall listen to the americans whether it comes to a dance to take an interest. russia's sports minister is demanding justice for some of the country's top athletes has been excluded from the upcoming winter olympics. for the interest of all our athletes real sure they're clean we haven't had any claims in terms of doping but the list doesn't include russia's most prominent athletes it's actually could be disappointing move but actually there is no surprise we heard about russia's leading athletes not invited to the games in pyong
china this february several days ago and now the country's olympic committee just confirmed it among those who did not receive the official invitation there were expecting that our top ranking athletes the country's major hopefull such as six time olympic champion in short tread skating invicta on cross-country skier sygate was to go for two thousand and fourteen olympic gold medalist in the bay affluent until she pulled in he has his reaction to this news i was shocked by the news i thought if i lived. everything behind him returning home it was my dream to compete in the olympics and i was working towards the goal through hundreds and thousands of difficulties through sweat and blood throughout my sporting career i have never given any one reason to doubt that i'm clean i've even avoided taking ordinary determines that's why it's more difficult for me to accept what's happened i was devastated by grief after receiving this terrible news later on i realise that you should never give up life does and then it's important to carry on you should fight
to protect your name right to the end while this decision leaves many questions and here's why early in december the international olympic committee to bend russia from participating in the upcoming winter olympic games in turn following the investigation that lasted several months over. doping allegations dozens of fasteners were banned disqualified from the games but the biggest concern now is that among those who were not invited are those whose names in there ever mention during this investigation their names never emerged in connection with doping allegations so it is unclear what's behind their ban the association of international olympic winter sports federation has asked the sea to explain what is behind this decision one of their representatives has said that they are sure that their raw clean athletes among those not invited to the games. it is very sad if
there is no direct proof of guilt the i.b.u. tested human numerous occasions and never tested positive for a banned substance earlier the head of the international olympic committee has said that the committee wants to invite so-called clean athletes from russia to participate in the winter games in pyongyang in such a way to encourage the country's new young generation but the thing is that there are those among those not invited to the games who are in fact representing this very new generation of russia's sportsmen young generation and it's hard to understand how they could be encouraged by this decision and another concern which is already also very big is that this news comes just two weeks before the games actually start which means there are few chances that this sportsman could actually fight for their rights to participate the i.o.c.
recently released information on why some russian athletes have been excluded from the upcoming winter games cover seventeen points focusing on alleged violations panel says it reviewed information based on a moscow laboratory database and allegations presented in the mclaren report on alleged tampering with samples sports were lucian vallone says the i.o.c. is not following basic legal principles. mclaurin report was was based in the beginning especially on anonymous sources no documents nor to provide the icing the zs not fair now they're trying to back it up with intelligence you see it's already the proof that the report as it was used to discredit all athletes was not a proper report in the beginning timing is a little bit problematic because as you know the athletes will have
a very short period of time of trying to appeal or correct these decisions which are taken we have you to exclude everybody who has the slightest doubt on his record and that is not acceptable there's a for me i'll be back in thirty six minutes with a full look at your news stay with us. we're told a secret society existed within the f.b.i. with the sole intent to undermine canada and then later president donald trump also we're told the f.b.i. lost text messages from members of the secret society which russia gave up in the losing steam we now have f.b.i. kate. join me every thursday on the alex i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to
a guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. you know one of the things we saw this entire campaign leading up to trump's election was very little discussion of the facts nobody said look you know you may be the smartest person in the world in your area of cheating people in the real estate market but when it comes to actually understand economics you have no background i think any you know a good economist could possibly have won that election. the press paid an attention to that. is this is harder than kentucky. overall in this group the
voices of the people in st fanny's. a co money city it was almost no coal mines left. the jobs are gone all the coal was the fed that's. lived to see these people the survivors of disappearing before their eyes. i remember thinking when i was younger that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here that it would become a ghost town but i never thought in the million years i would see that and it's happened it's happened. ratings and salutation. you know any time you want to get the inside track on why politicians do with they do act how they act simply follow the money and if you
follow the money here in washington d.c. you are most likely going to stumble across the massive floodwaters of money flowing into the district from our good friends at google yes twenty seventeen was a banner year for google as the tech giant spent a record breaking eighteen million to lobby congress federal agencies and the white house on issues such as immigration tax reform and antitrust and according to disclosures filed with the senate office of public records google also spent a considerable amount of money to influence efforts by lawmakers looking to regulate on line advertising google's bread and butter i hope shocking shocking but what you but what might be more shocking to many of you was google's rather fascinating early connections to u.s. intelligence agencies like the cia in the n.s.a. writing for quartz jeff mez but the former director of legislative and public
affairs for the national science foundation points out that in google's origins story what is often left out is that some of the research that led to google's ambitious creation was funded and coordinate by a research group established by the intelligence community to find ways to track individuals and groups online and that the cia and n.s.a. funded an unclassified compartmentalise program designed from its inception to spur the development of something that looks almost exactly like google. if you're willing to take the dive you never know what surprises might lurk beneath the surface of the washington d.c. silicon valley connections which is why we must always be watching the whole. thing you get the. real thing it's like. the plot of. the day like you that i got.
this. week. rather revel in the watching arcs i am so i robot interrupted from time to have a. surprise surprise just a lot of money in. this lester twenty seven team big money or virgil's influence on washington eighteen eighteen million which is now that we were just talking about the corn lobby of the other night and heard much money was being pumped in and how much power they have over capitol hill and now here. here's our tech joy the tech giants are friendly folks if you think they'll do it you're not going to graphic around. a lot of the end they. don't know about but they're not the only ones i know they're not the only no and that's the thing about silicon valley and
the tech industry is definitely putting their money. into into into capitol hill so facebook amazon and apple all broke records their own company records for a lot they spent the most which is strange since they spent all that money. yet they still had to go up in front of congress and it looked like they guy you know laughed with spaghetti noodles right that's right over here they have a lot of money in the twitter they got blood blasted by congress were you here when you look at it facebook increased their spending by thirty two percent from the previous year you have. they spent about eleven million dollars amazon spent thirteen million on lobbying in washington last year and apple increased its lobbying money by get this fifty one percent fifty one percent so combined google amazon facebook and apple devoted fifteen million dollars fifty million dollars to lobbying efforts and twenty seven teams so again why are they getting.