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stabilizing the region with its offensive against the kurds people now have to flee an area that was previously considered pretty stable i mean what a shame that is think about all that this country has been through and our looking at another destruction in northwestern syria because turkey has taken its eye off the ball isis and going after the p.k. at this time yeah no i mean then the weapons have been provided to the wife of the united states the americans haven't kept their promise since. lately trump statements saying that they won't give any way to the white genie and then saying that we are not giving them any during last night's telephone conversation and created a crisis of trust. well one telephone call mentioned by turkey's foreign minister has also become a source of dispute and current washington have given different accounts of what was actually discussed president trump relayed concerns the escalating violence in africa syria risks undercutting our shared goals in syria here to turkey to
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deescalate limited military actions and avoid civilian casualties. the white house statement about the content of the phone call between trump an article and we're probably drafted before the conversation took place because it did not reflect the truth well in the latest developments the u.s. secretary of state has denied washington is sending a thirty thousand strong security force to the border between syria and turkey u.s. officials were quoted earlier this week saying the force would include kurdish fighters but according to rex tillerson those officials misspoke and the plans have been misrepresented well for more on the story we can now bringing richard becker from the antiwar answer coalition richard thank you very much indeed for joining us i mean well as i look at it then those reports of a u.s. backed border force came out at the start of the week and they prompted a furious response from turkey we why do you think it's taken until now for rex tillerson to deny that. well it's very hard to
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say what the truth is here about the statement based on the statements that are coming from the secretary of state or any of the u.s. officials that in fact virtually any of the officials who are involved on the turkish side or the u.s. side there's been so such duplicity that has led to the destabilization of syria turkey has been the conduit for tens of thousands of fighters to go into syria to try to overthrow the government supporting forces like isis and al-qaeda now they are trying to ally themselves with russia and iran and others in reaching an agreement but there's a fundamental contradiction and that is that the kurdish forces the kurdish people on both sides of the border are not happy with the status quo whether that they don't accept the fact that they have to live under domination forever and yet turkey which is a key ally a nato ally of the united states
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a key part of nato really holding down the eastern flank is now because of the situation and into a conflict with forces that are allied with the united states and where the united states has its main force inside syria and is determined to maintain that force inside syria i mean to what extent then do you think that this rant between the u.s. and then undermining night. well i think that it's clear that the officials in washington believe that that's a possible outcome and they're warning of grave consequences of course the nato alliance is not a defensive alliance it's an office of the lions that's headed by the united states and which so many more countries now belong to since the fall of the soviet union but turkey despite that expansion continues to occupy a very important place in nato and so again here we have what appears to be
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a somewhat intractable contradiction between the u.s. interest in syria and the u.s. interest in nato and so this is something that they're trying to find a way out of but it's very difficult given the fact that it was the united states along with turkey saudi arabia france britain which caused the destabilization of syria and led to the present circumstances and we'll leave it there we should back away from the anti war all it's a combination thank you for your time thank you well auntie's washington correspondents american takes a closer look at the highly charged situation between the u.s. and. no matter how many times washington says on karaites its ally the reality is far from it as distrust between the two grows stronger u.s. turkish relations are headed south. turkey is an important nato ally we understand fully understand turkey's concerns should don't kick.
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america is in the process of creating a terrorist. america do not encroaching on the border that do not provoke cos we will run outs of patients this has led to consequences on the ground in monday if the turks and the kurds came so close to each other they were almost at each other's throats and then washington literally had to step in to prevent them providing but no lessons learned clearly especially considering the turkish campaign against the kurds in a free right now. don't be friends of hers if you want to keep good relations isn't the only signal washington missed. the coup attempt back in twenty fifteen made things worse there's that the local lending turkish cleric living in exile in the us and grow things glenn orchestrated and demands that the us extradite him. and recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital didn't do their relations any good either and it even created an opening for air to want to proud of the throne as leader of the muslim
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world to assistance to watch. just to look good out of the still more of the. why you barking is row weather is ok patient terrorism is that what you are defending one would think that the us would take the theory of their ally into consideration before making any rash decisions but instead of treading carefully washington to cut aid to all of the countries opposed to the jerusalem says it so whether this is all been delivered or not washington has only been tangling this not further and further. a british second satirical film is causing controversy in russia more on that after the break.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics or business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then.
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welcome back journalists in the u.s. have noticed a significant change to the online mission statement of the national security agency apparently the words on a state trust and openness and now gone the old core values used to begin with the word on a stage saying the american people have placed great trust in the n.s.a. and the agency promise to all of that with openness but now it starts with the phrase commitment to service here's how the n.s.a. explain the changes it's nothing more than a website update that's all it is. the effort to delete words that are that mean a lot to americans such as honesty and transparency and what have you has is something that. is important but if if the national security agency's deleting it i think that that means that they're getting more according to reality as to just how
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these intelligence agencies work they are they're not called the deep state for nothing and and the only thing that they did agree that they did keep was the provision of. respect in the law and had it but but even there they fudge on that. a scenario i must go has been raided by police showed the newly released british satire the death of stalin the venue decided to screen the film despite it being banned in russia oh oh . when asked if this british movie follows the last days and death of joseph stalin as well as the political infighting that ensued so why is it having a problem here in russia it's not about starving themselves but it is about the
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timing the showing of this movie was supposed to coincide with the anniversary of the battle of stalingrad it was one of the most decisive moments in the second world war and it's bloodiest battle and since this movie is dark comedy it is showing in a rather satirical way some of the people that made this victory for russia in that war possible so some are saying that this movies is a bit insensitive for the veterans and those who cherish the memories of the great patriotic war many elderly people will perceive it as an offensive mockery of the soviet past the country that conquered fascism and most disgusting the victims of stalinism we don't have censorship we're not afraid of critical assessment of our history. such movies shouldn't even get into russia they shouldn't be discussed just don't let them be shown. i'm ready to come to the cinemas where the film will be shown to speak to those who bought tickets the film is
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a provocation that might add fuel to the fire so the russian ministry of culture decided to revoke the license of the movie when it comes to public opinion well it's played some agree that some may find the timing a bit insensitive others are saying it's art it's not intended to be story accurate and that people probably shouldn't be taking it too seriously. i don't think they should have banned it whether one likes it or not is that person's business i lived during that time and i saw talents funeral i was there and what i just showed doesn't offend me. well it's a terrifying film. i laughed as a comedy i think it would be well received in most countries i'm not sure it would be as funny. for british canadian or american people or for those who know the historical context but for me it was interesting and it was a good comedy is very important to show the film and i'd like to thank the pioneer cinema for ignoring the ban on the film it's worth the risk a few months ago
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a russian movie found itself in an identical situation the film called matilda was telling the story of the last russian tsar nicholas the second and his love affair with a ballerina and the reason that movie faced so much opposition both from the politicians and from ordinary people in the street is because according to the russian orthodox church nicholas the second is a saint so some details of his personal of his love life could be disturbing to a religious person in russia the outcome of that story was the movie was allowed to be shown and people had a chance to make up their own mind while the fate of the death of starland remains in limbo because done a party. for me while the u.k.'s defense secretary has accused russia of a plot to damage the british economy and kill thousands of people gabbing williamson made those comments in an interview with british newspaper the daily telegraph what they're looking at doing is they're going to be thinking how can we just cause so
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much pain to britain damage its economy ribot's infrastructure apart actually cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths but actually have an element of creating total chaos within the country. well russia's defense ministry has responded to those claims saying they belong in a comic book or a monte python sketch williamson's remarks that appeared in the same week the u.k.'s military called for more funding to tackle the alleged russian threat there's also been media speculation about possible russia's cyber attacks and even nuclear war and its own photo what these claims are actually based on international affairs commentator jonathan steele told us the u.k.'s defense secretary is just scare mongering some sooner to create just scare like this out of that silliness and have to distinguish between military capabilities and political intentions just because russia has a fleet of force missiles an army that doesn't mean that russia is certainly going
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to attack us just your reviews the fact that unfortunately as a result of this increasingly billick terrorists political atmosphere between nato countries the russia is taking extra precautions and testing its own reserves and the possibility is what we need is common sense we need dialogue we didn't gauge went on to discuss the differences that there are between us rather than suing because the difference is some of the other countries and enemy. facebook says it's on able to prove or disprove claims of russian meddling in the twenty sixteen us election the social media giant made the statement in response to a request from the senate intelligence committee. researchers who said that facebook has the ability to search for content that could substantiate or disprove allegations of possible collusion between the russian disinflation operation and the trump campaign's own social media efforts. doesn't believe it is in position to substantiate or disprove the legations possible collusion well that written
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exchange was made public on sunday as a follow up to a senate hearing in november back then facebook revealed that i only a tiny fraction of news feed content in the runup to the us election came from russia human and labor rights lawyer dan kadlec gave us his views on the story. clearly we see again that accusations are me being made against russia with no basis in reality no basis in the fags and we've seen this time and again we were told the us for example then in the recent french presidential elections we were told with certainty that russia had interfered in them and then france said no that wasn't true we were told that russia interfered in the german elections and then the germans quickly said well no that's not true over and over we just see completely baseless allegations being made against russia. again in order to drum up hysteria glanced at it and then it turns out upon any type of inspection that
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there's simply no facts to back up those accusations. well for more on all of these stories go to calm otherwise i'll be back with the headlines in just i've often seen that. if the security him and political polarization comes but if they come back then that will. provide the right circumstances that i can vitamin water the poor eyes just good image again. dollar chop is america as it actually is it's a bomb it was a fantasy child is reality and he's doing what you'd expect a seasoned businessman to do cut all the nonsense out of the mix bring jobs back.
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everybody i'm stephen both task hollywood guy you'll suspect every proud american first of all i'm just george bush and r.v. i'm going to suggest this is my buddy max famous financial guru and we're just a little bit different i'm not a. good one of the oh no one knows up with all the drama happening in our country i'm shooting the brood have some fun meet everyday americans. and hopefully start to bridge the gap this is the great american people. in the. book. but the politicians to do something good. to put themselves on the
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line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to be. it's going to be this is what the three of them will be that. i'm interested always in the water. aren't. moving. but. this is boom bust at the world economic forum in davos switzerland i'm partial to coming up philip metzger of the director general of the swiss communications office and a global leader on communication and other issues will join us plus we speak with phil boyer who is the c.e.o. of smart valor a cutting edge global digital company based here in switzerland and we have
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a special report about how this tiny town of davos shape shifts every year for this event all of that and u.s. president donald trump makes his davos debut we'll have it all but first let's head back to washington with manila chan for some business and financial headlines topping today's news. good afternoon i'm manilla chance sitting in for bart who as you just saw is on assignment in davos let's get to some of the day's top stories u.s. president donald trump struck a noticeably different tone today during his speech in davos but one message remained the same america first trump said america first does not mean america alone and his words to the world elite as president of the united states i will always put america first just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also but america
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for us does not mean america alone. when the united states screws so does the world. he made his argument that focused on domestic policy such as tax reform for individuals and corporations have boosted the national economy citing companies like apple who plan to repatriate billions of dollars back stateside a sober trump state on script without any off the cuff remarks assuring the economic titans that a prospect a prosperous america is good for the world. and european central bank president mario draghi joined the critics of u.s. treasury secretary steve minucci and on thursday drug pointed pointedly suggested that the new chin's comments that a weak dollar is good for the u.s. economy was a violation of an agreement reached with washington in october to avoid competitive currency devaluations druggy went on to say several members of the e.c.b.
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governing council quote expressed concern that this was broader than simply the exchange rate it was about the overall status of international relations right now . in the us aid trump appointee is pushing a major change to the legal process for settling alleged labor law violations peter robb general counsel of the national labor relations board or n.l.r.b. outlined plans to affectively demote the regional directors who resolve about eighty five percent of n.l.r.b. cases by placing them in a new smaller tier of civil servants who could overrule the regional managers the changes expected to tilt the system toward ruling in favor of employers. all right let's head back now to davos with our children for reaction to the
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president's speech let's get parts thoughts on this as well as those who are in attendance. monella present trump speech was warmly received by a polite audience most of the time was spent on what the president himself describes as being a cheerleader for the united states he told the crowd that the u.s. was open for business and competitive again he said the economy was strong and smashing one stock market record after another consumer and business confidence was high and unemployment was low since by election we've created two point four million jobs and that number is going up very very substantially small business optimism is at an all time high new unemployment claims are near the lowest we've seen in almost half a century on the international front the president said that america first does not mean america alone he said we cannot have peace without security and that other nations need to contribute their fair share to that security on trade he said he
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wants free open and reciprocal trade and made a declaration that he is open to re entering the transpacific partnership or in agreement with a subgroup of the proposed eleven nation pac we support free trade but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal. because in the end unfair trade undermines a so he also noted briefly about fighting terrorism together and mentioned his support for a merit based u.s. immigration system what was notable about the president's speech and his trip here to davos generally is it was absent of any major focus was the president spoke from a teleprompter except for two questions at the end of his speech speech was on disrupted by any protest although there was a large protest earlier in the week in zurich the city where the president's plane
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air force one landed before departing to davos on several helicopters with the presidential entourage and during his davos trip the president met with several world leaders including british prime minister to resubmit he also met with many business leaders or when asked earlier today if he was bringing back any big deals from his visit here and how much those might be worth the president simply said the united states is doing fantastically well businesses are coming back and then when pressed to reporters on how much any business deals might be worth the president simply replied probably a lot so far there hasn't been any more specifics on any deal or deals manila that's the latest on the president but it boom bust as you know were not all trump all the time over and over again so i'm pleased to tell our viewers that we are now joined by the bitcoin queen of switzerland olga filled meyer whose day job as c.e.o. of smart valor all good thank you for being with us thank you very much
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a part of the new here explained smart valor and what you call the smart valor network. sparked well or it's a decentralized marketplace tokenized alternative investments and flabby body who doesn't know what to can is a sin maybe people heard about so so can you see it on any public gluckstein you know backed by some kind of ownership. if a company or realize that this is still can is ation right and today we seize the first examples of the can ization but actually anything can be too straight real estate infrastructure project diamonds so the ability. of smart good police officers took a nice alternative investments or when we met a few months back at fin tech week in hong kong you spoke very eloquently about something near and dear to my heart as a former presidential regulator transparency and compliance explain your perspective for our viewers on that yeah you see
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a regulation this kind of legs the biggest hartle today on survey of adoption of climate change technology in finance it started was based because you know i was very fortunate to be involved in one of the first major regulatory. cases for bitcoin in switzerland. we've made significant progress in switzerland and switzerland is developed in the crypt hop for finance right it's been just last week. the president of switzerland proclaims a wish of establishing the crypto nation switzerland right so we hope you know that also swiss sort of financial regulator will continue this positive development and create in appropriate regulation a framework to enables us kind of technology and businesses although you have a background at u.b.s. working with high net worth individuals it seems they might have some roadblocks to
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investing in crypto currency i mean one there are so many out there how do you choose and to it's a really technical space how are they doing this that's true actually you see there are a lot of exchanges for cryptocurrency spirit this is not the focus of business but you're absolutely right to. to to invest in crypt occurrences today in the. smart way you actually need a technical knowledge and pretty deep one you need to understand the difference and protocols or does it you know why advise they say this protocol is better than z. as of on and stable ability interoperability and so on so for most people this is not possible so most people just read what other people say and this is you know a lot of votes became nation rate good development is that you know the industries evolve and we see some kind of institute instead institutions structures come into
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place like crypt to hedge funds rate as there are funds that that have teams that you know have a very deep technical understanding and they select in the proper investments so so as industries evolve in the things that are a few interest and opportunity to get exposure to this industry so a larger question for you this is davos and the theme here is creating a shared vision in a fragmented world how does block change and or digital currencies play into that whole it's very good question bart i really saw a vial about it and then the starts you know fraction world i mean there are so many aspects to say that look what we're talking about from the technology side knowledge side here is actually about this central ization and disinter mediation right so blog chain this is a technological power that will be trying to central this zation even faster rate
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so the first example is of course bitcoins the first to sensual post national currency rate so that means you know that that actually how i was a citizen decide what i do was my money and where i send it government has no influence on that right so that tension that has been you know. potentially this is has. away to you we can monitor live when it sort of policy off of the states right so basically can say that we're talking here about riddiford mission of social contract between government and people in a certain way right and this is just a first step parade because from decentralized money will go to decentralized wells and decentralized property and so on right decentralized identity right i den public lectures where you can store your identity and it's not
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government who is in charge shows that right so i think you know it's it's kind of fractioned world on the one side but technology wise to get support for full underlying trend is towards a decentralized society and it's a good. one final quick question are you personally invested in crypto currencies. actually today you should know should know they do and then you statements about it but i think that was one of the best decisions i've made although felt the big queen of switzerland and c.e.o. of smart valerie thank you so much for being with us thank you or take your. time now for a quick break but hang out with us because we want to finish out our week here at davos and here are the numbers at the closing bell.


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