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our first stadium was ready last year to stadiums will be ready by the end of this year by twenty twenty one all our stadium is will be ready our infrastructure will be ready as well the metro system will be up and running by two thousand and twenty fully operational by twenty twenty one where we're excited we're very excited and what we saw in russia has made us even more excited how many venues as we were planning for eight stadiums we're waiting now for the final number for free fall between eight or nine we're confident that the operational model we have is sufficient for an eight stadiums what do you hope for forty eight teams with thirty two teams because it's not been decided yet i don't know what hasn't the decision got moved over from faith to be a common decision between and qatar so now we're studying the feasibility of expanding it to forty eighteen however all preparations as of today are on thirty two teams so it's a bit about the move to what people are calling like the winter will come now it's been extremely hot even in russia so we can understand it's just it's just not feasible to play when it's going to be like fifty degrees so everyone understands why it's being made what are the challenges that that's going to bring around in
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terms of interruption of leagues around and around the world if you go is the law i think first it's important to point out that when we bid we bid for a summer world cup because we actually have cooling technology in our stadiums our first meeting was called in two thousand and four stadium since then we have moved on to the third generation of corn technology which is about forty percent more efficient terms of cooling sixty percent more efficient energy consumption and the one stating open yes last year it was in the summer and the outside temperature was around forty degrees the inside temperature one thousand nine hundred twenty degrees the cool technology actually works but again we recognise that people might have thought that was a rest of the football family decided to move it to winter obviously not everybody was on board in the beginning but i think fifth pro amongst you know the leagues all the all the confederations agreed to the change and people are coming around to the fact that it might actually offer better quality football because you're actually looking at players in the middle of the season not at the end of the season. looking at players representing country representing their people
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representing their flag at a time when they can actually deliver at their height of their of their peak performance so we're hoping it's going to be actually fantastic world cup. that starts to be seen so sold i think we've seen credible quality of football in these world cup houses and then we we have one of the teams crozier in the final. a lot of people don't understand why they're in the final how they could get there with the challenges they face so but but there is of course is another challenge what we've we've seen him last year is this incredible party that people are having everywhere on every square in every protest in st every and everywhere now. we know there are different rules and different laws and. what how are you dealing with all this well for us i mean it's important to also point out that we've hosted major events throughout our history you know two thousand and fifteen we had to have a world cup you know as just one example so we're used to actually hosting major
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events and we used to welcoming people from different walks of life in different parts of the world and to our country and simply put everybody's welcome and everybody will be having a good time yes there will be maybe slight slight differences you know and particularly let's address it you know let's address the white elephant in the room alcohol will be served it just won't be served for example in public places and streets and so on but there will be designated areas in open areas where people be able to have alcohol you know be able to have a drink and enjoy themselves as well so it's not you know it's a different culture yes but it's not a restrictive culture as people might actually think it might be the first arab nation to host the world cup comes with a lot of expectation but also pressure and very big differences in terms of what we've seen in russia that can be an opportunity as much as a kind of an obligation how you feeling about this the pressure that's on we're embracing you know from the day we actually bid to host the world cup we knew that there is nothing like the world cup. platform on the world cup to change people's
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perceptions to bring people together from different walks of life and different cultures and to actually break down stereotypes you know and we that was that was our message from the very beginning bring the world cup to the arab world let the world see who we are our hospitality a rich culture and heritage and our sense of humor and our passion for football russia i think has has hosted a fantastic tournament and if there was ever a tournament that you can see quintessentially transform people's minds about you know from from human interaction russia did it and you know we believe in the power of transformational power that russia succeeded in doing qatar is the next one to come on the work so you think that that is help you in terms of of perception but russia did this great job well it's a double edged sword you know they've definitely put you know its big boots to fill no doubts about that but we're very confident we're going to fill it it's helped us a lot because again for all those naysayers for all those doubters of you know
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who've. written and written and spoken and talked about the fact that russia's going to be going to success i think today we can all see that the reality is more very very different to the perception it is it has given us a bigger boost as well and we will be building we will be more successful trying it because we'll be building it on the success of this world cup i think the rewards huge if the organizers pull it off in the wrong way but it isn't easy i'll give you an example of puns walking through the metro drinking points of beer now you know the days treating it like it's a bit of a holiday for them you can't do that here but i noticed the police turned a blind eye to it so there's some flexibility needed at times do you think we're going to be able to do that know when to bend without letting people go look of course i mean in the end we are we are hospitable welcoming nation you all what you want to do is it's always a balance between two things between showcasing our culture and accepting other people's cultures and that is the way we thrive it should be that. the way we
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believe football was you know is designed is designed for all of us supporting different teams having different passions going ahead and at the same time being able to interact as a unified group of people will definitely be flexibility in different areas the conversation between us and the fans and i think that's actually the biggest boost to phil but that this is exactly what is happening and then mostly they showcase the culture and they have accepted culture and that that that for me has been the best part of of this world cup now let's turn to football because you qualify for the world cup yes you know as a host nation how is that going how's your team preparing and well we've got a very good group of young players unfortunately we were you know we were able to qualify for this world cup but we've got a very young group of people coming through they aspire academy which is one of our thanks much for helping our football players is significant amount of investment as well going into a young player younger generation players around the age of between sixteen or seventeen we're confident we're going to have
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a good team that will do us proud will they be as successful as the russian national team that was here well away to see what it's. like if you mention the world cup handball world cup in two thousand and fifteen. did you have any concerns in that was a while but i believe i believe that there was one but anyway you had made more than one but there were a few yes for you and you finished runners up and i guess the next one which was a great result for you but. we had a conversation earlier on and you told me that you know it's very important for you that it is absolutely and not not over you know i mean for us again you know we write when we look at national naturalization and a lot of lot of national teams throughout the world of course not players and that's and that's not within the rules and regulations and but having said that there's a significant focus on young players young rational players coming from you know from from from from qatar we have some fantastic players you know some fantastic talent some of them actually playing on loan some of them played belgium in. i'm in
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one of the clubs that open one of the clothes that we actually affiliated with so there is there's an expansion of young talent coming out and i think they're being influenced also by the presence of some great players as well example shadi has influenced a lot of players in a very positive way offside and so on so it's coming it's coming there and i think i think in four years time we'll find a team that will do us proud of what use but the the legacy in terms of of the actual football players will be full of who or what i mean you look at it for a bigger legal big building for more i think i think both of them actually flip it on its head i mean when we look at the world cup the legacy for us is much bigger than you know football as big as might be in a football the first world cup in the middle east has an opportunity towards creating job opportunities you know we've launched initiatives for example one of our initiatives has been just to institute which is a center of excellence to develop people within the sporting industry from all reform all venues are talking about for example sports law commercialization of sponsorship. venue management and we've engaged with for example georgetown
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university in the us liverpool university leeds beckett university as well as adidas nike a number of other international organizations to provide workshops as well as on hundred four for four for the arab population not just guitars but the population and the idea is to develop the sporting industry and to lift it up to the level that's available in europe it's in israel been us what's a contributor to the economy we developed also initiatives on social front for example generation amazing where we go to underprivileged areas and we utilize football to develop life skills leadership communication social engagement civic engagement and so on and it's been a great success as well has been fantastic success stories we've launched initiatives to support entrepreneurs and innovators so that they become part of the supply chain for the world cup which will also be utilized as a platform to launch them into potentially regional markets or even global markets and have some fantastic entrepreneurs in the. they are part of our our initiatives
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so as you can see our approach when it comes to this world cup is wide ranging you know social change for example we talk about worker welfare improvements and so on there's a significant amount of reform that the world cup has instigated led to so there's a lot of changes going on all of the fun on football we definitely look towards better quality football higher quality for ball. definitely for let's say a more developed league and the league is developed and it's been ongoing for a number of years but definitely hope that that will take us to the next level when i listen to the music in the background to listen to the people applauding i mention that because it's kind of an intangible that you probably don't talk too much about when you're bidding for a world cup the the supports coming from the local fans it's such a big thing and i think it's worked out really well for us it will be a lot of russia found in the stadium in st petersburg for that third fourth place playoff much that i know how big an interest from local people in qatar how much are they going to provide us with this will cause a lot
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a lot really that's i mean like. there's an image that i don't know if i can ever actually captured and show it to the audience there's an image of when we won the right to host the world cup in two thousand and ten and in three of the biggest public viewing areas actually went public there's a part it was there was another area which was like a cultural center there was it was a marketplace the one on the one like a local marketplace but it's actually quite quite big this the three places got filled up filled up screens were put in place all watching in anticipation for the announcement whether qatar was going to win it and when we won it was euphoric it was an eruption of absolute joy it was it was it was it was i mean for me i was just remembering right now and i got goosebumps i get teary eyed because it was one of the most emotional moments of my life obviously historically when i saw the video i saw the footage it was absolutely electrifying that is exactly the feeling that is exactly the the atmosphere that we're going to be creating and people recreating and i just want to follow on from that. key then is the performance of
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the host nation i was looking at some of the recent results that actually i mean pretty impressive when people think maybe they don't think of you know a particularly strong football team the results have been pretty good no they aspire academy has been around for quite a few years now how far along level of development are they going to surprise people i think i think we will surprise people i mean as you said our results have been quite quite impressive unfortunately again when it comes to and i think for example you know we were very close to qualifying for the real twenty sixteen i think it was you know to a certain extent was potential lack of experience that led us to to lose matches in a final match in the last fifteen minutes but up until the last fifteen minutes we were dominating the field we were playing fantastic football but i think it's you know it's lack of experience that kind of led us to that last fifteen minute lapse of judgment that's just one example of where you know the level of football is developing and getting to i think you know seeing where we were it's been ten years ago where it is today you know it's quite impressive and it's quite impressive jump
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i consider that we're also a small population you know we're not a big population. twenty twenty two hundred as we see. these will cope so i'm sure we don't have to be for the number of people who want to create results you can be four million four point two zero sort of pointers absolutely great you know we're a little bit less than that. and you look at the final i mean it's the end of what's been a fantastic month a great exciting going to finish absolutely i mean we're talking about potentially and you were looking at a team that battle to the last minute in three matches turned it around every time you know a lot of a lot of passion a lot of dedication france playing fantastic football filled with fantastic name fantastic stars i think as a footballer for me and as a football fan you can this is the idea i mean everybody and initially might have anticipated different teams and i said this would have been the ideal. the ideal teams looking at how the games have unfolded from the beginning to the end. the
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stories behind it i think this truly is you know the ideal and who you are rooting for. that's that's where of of the most of the vocal players as you remember of course i remember i never got that so i assume i'll just assume that you're rooting secretly root for croatia because they sound live or. listen i'll say is your clairvoyant my friend you're clairvoyant no less i mean in the end the underdog you know considering it's considered the underdog potentially and you win or potentially watching history you always go for course it's funny how that always sort of seems to be the we like an underdog like that of course. i see on the fence and i like both teams that really like france for the quality i think they they they're the ones he came in with such a great squad and they stepped it up when they needed to step it up absolutely but the creation of the way they've come to this point has been beautiful and that's the beauty of the of the world cup that now everybody can pick a side if it's not your country they take
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a side well i'm already looking forward to the next. appreciate you coming in very much. the next big and i'm going to send it back now to the studio i think thing with. hello again for mail to moscow i call them the headline story the u.s. justice department has charged twelve russians with hacking offenses is part of an investigation by special counsel robert muller into alleged meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election. the indictment charges twelve russian military officers by name for conspiring to interfere with the twenty eight sixteen presidential election. eleven of the defendants are charged with conspiring to hack into computers steal documents and release those documents with the intent to interfere in the election the twelve russians are said to be members of russian.
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three intelligence and they're accused of hacking democratic party e-mails and hillary clinton's campaign the indictment says they created online personas to publish the stolen information the justice department though says there was no evidence that the alleged interference changed the course of the election. there's no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result moscow says the announcement was time to have a negative impact on monday summit between presidents trump and putin you know neil's been discussing the latest developments with correspondent he goes down of everything in this investigation when it comes to the hacking of the democratic party it devolves around the d.n.c. server so we don't know as i've said where got his information from but what we do know is where he didn't get it from apparently and that is the f.b.i. is the themselves have numerously admitted to fail to examine the server themselves have a listen when the d n c provide access for to the f.b.i.
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for your your technical folks to review what happened. we never got direct access to the machines themselves for a lot begs the question doesn't it if the f.b.i. had no access to d.n.c. servers who hurt in this exact case we don't know exactly but we know that previously all the information about this server came from a company named kraut strike it's a company that was hired by the d.n.c. received money for the from the d.n.c. for maintaining and taking care of their servers and so they were the ones who provided the f.b.i. with all the logs and all the information and all the strike itself says that the information they gave it's a carbon copy of it's like it's the exact same thing as what was on the actual server there's no way real way of proving that. you know very fine that because they have tampered with this quite
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a bit they have already restructured it back in twenty sixteen in this whole server so that's did raise some questions as well we did see never turn the server over to law enforcement if you're investigating either from a law enforcement or from an intelligence standpoint that hacking by foreign hostile government when you want the server would not help you number one identify who the attacker was if they had turned the server over to either you or director call me maybe we would have no more so i guess what i'm asking you is why would the victim of a crime not turn over a server to the intelligence community or to law enforcement and this question is what many many people are asking because think of it from a following standpoint say there was a crime in some apartment the police show at the door and then the victim's roommate shows up and says look i live in the same room i saw everything happened
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here's your forensics like fingerprints you know traces of d.n.a. pictures from the crime scene you're all good. and the police they say oh then fine then we won't examine the actual crime scene since which are showing to us is the exact copy and the exact like account of events of what happened this is pretty much what the f.b.i. did there what happens now is there a trial well naturally yes this is what mueller is pursuing but there is a catch because look at who he's indicted is indicted several intelligence officers of russia and obviously if there is a trial that's based in russia of course and if there is a trial it is said to happen on the u.s. soil no one in their right mind would be sending intelligence officers to a foreign country i mean it doesn't really matter whether or not the are accused of anything whether or not they're guilty or not it just it's intelligence officers they have like information clearances and everything the some of them may not be
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allowed to travel abroad at all so miller has found is finding himself with this indictment in a very comfortable position because of the trial happens it will be a trial in absentia which means the chances are nobody will represent these intelligence officers which pretty much guarantees a guilty verdict the executive director of the ron paul peace institute believes the timing too is highly significant. if you're the victim of a crime why would you not want to hand the evidence over to the police the fact of the matter is the company they had doing their security and so it is a politically biased company that was invite involved in all sorts of things say another thing so it is a it is a big question but the other big question really is the timing and once again we have an indictment on a friday before a weekend but not just any weekend this is the weekend before the much anticipated . and summit of the political implications of dropping indictments to poison the waters in advance of the trumpet and so on that this is clearly the work of the
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u.s. state. that's if a now your next world cup update for monte is in half an hour will see that. this is both a bus broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. thank you so much for joining us we sure appreciate it coming up today in the wake of the mexican presidential election we talk with mark weiss brotha co-director of the center for economic policy and research but the ramifications of the country business and international trade plus what you say taiwan should you say chinese
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taiwan there's a rough road going one between business on the mid and there in the middle of a fight alex a highly bitch gives us the details and our tease dancehall and takes a look at the top tesla batteries sorry they catch fire and sometimes fire goes on for a long time we're also going to be joined by andre barlow to make some sense of and i trust issues as they relate to technology firm plus our two year america sports. correspondent steve christakis looks at sports data and sports betting but ahead all that we're going to get to a few headlines right now a bombshell interview with u.s. president donald trump by rupert murdoch's tabloid the sun gave a bang bang with a silver ammar to u.k. prime minister teresa mayes wobbling government on the eve of their formal talks which occurred today in the interview mr trump criticized his mates ambling a brecht that telling the tabloid quote i actually told theresa may how to do it but she didn't agree she didn't listen to me but wait there's more take
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a listen to this from the exclusive interview with the sun if you will this may do a deal like that it will most likely because we'll be dealing with the. european union and sort of dealing with the u.k. so it will probably kill the deal with if they do that their trade deal with the us is will probably not be a good. no content no nothing really undercut ms man more than that and that than the soft bricks of planet mr trump saying that stuff there are you know if a trade deal is going to actually happen without the without the u.k. that's a big blow to her and having the supporters have leaned hard on the argument that a harbor exit would open the door to a trade deal with the u.s. that could offset any economic disruption mr trump twist of the knife a little further complaining that ms may's past and perhaps future rival are complimenting boris johnson rat rather the pastor at rival who resigned over the bricks that plan saying quote mr johnson quote would be
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a great prime minister now ms maes job of managing bracks it will be harder enter political future is even more in doubt with friends like these as they say who needs enemies and meanwhile back at the ranch in washington d.c. mr trump's treasury secretary stephen minucci heard a loud and bipartisan chorus of criticism of the administration's trade and tariff policies with republicans notably raising their voices in a senate foreign relations committee hearing on terrorists chairman bob corker republican of tennessee and a former campaign supporter and early supporter of mr trump in a state with blokes wagon nissan and general motors plants said he was concerned mr trump was on a dangerous course and listen to this abusing his authority that's capitol hill code here folks for breaking the law by mr trump imposing tariffs on national security is justification for those tariffs that authority by the way is sometimes specifically cited as section two thirty two you may hear that around another republican house financial services chair jeb hensarling said he was worried about
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a quote full fledged trade war with no end in sight and in a speech to the economic club of washington house speaker paul ryan republican house speaker for gosh sakes said about trade policy quote new tariffs are not the solution all of these back and forth the trade wars and the end still reaction surrounding them remind me that. should i read the other day the beatings will continue until morale improves it sounds like we're getting closer to a time when there might be sort of some intervention between republicans and mr trump we'll keep an eye on it and let you know what's taking place. and mexico has a new president elect leftist andres manuel lopez obrador the former mayor of mexico city was elected on july first with fifty three percent of the vote at thirty thirty points ahead of his closest rival on his third try to become president lopez obrador his party merino which he founded won
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a majority of seats in both chambers of the mexican congress with thirty seven percent of the parliamentary vote and here to explain it all as mark weisbrot the co-founder of the center for economic and policy research mark thank you so much for being with us again we really loved it last time we're pleased you would come come back and do it again this is going to create a challenge i mean the relationship between president trump and the current administration in mexico has not been a great thing we're going to you're going to pay for the wall trump said now that's going to be off when. take takes off in that in on december first as president how is that going to work well it's hard to say right now because you know trump is unpredictable right now he seems to like. little as he's called for his initials on the race when you get when you get an acronym like where you know you don't you know you're it you're in with the big leagues and he well he seems to like him now it's kind of and he tweeted right away before the election results were even official he tweeted his congratulations very friendly and every one of these
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indications that he likes him and i think it's because you know the media here was so much against. it and they kept comparing him to trump and a lot of all the pundits and all the op eds and so and the t.v. shows that trump watches were always comparing to him so he's going on. you know he probably thought that he must be ok but i don't think that that's really necessarily going to last because as you mentioned there's a lot of convert this conflict over nafta over immigration obviously he's not going to build the wall yet we're starting off they do have this good relationship i think we have a clip from the president talking talking about it just spoke with the president elect of mexico in a great conversation about a half an hour long and we talked about border security we talked about trade we talked about nafta we talked about a separate deal just mexico and the united states we had a lot of good conversation i think the relationship would be
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a very good one. so like you say he started off well we'll see how that goes but there are really tough issues ahead of me these nafta good negotiations a big going on in the president's threaten to scrap nafta and do bilateral deals and the mexican economy you wrote a long paper it's right there guys it's impressive about the mexican economy what's been in the doldrums for eighteen years how is the new president to deal with this well he's going to have to mean there's a lot to take on and it's really a long term failure that most people here don't know about it's it's really forty years i mean if you just look at the twenty first century mexico is ranks eighteenth out of twenty latin american countries in terms of just the growth of income per person and poverty is worse than it's been than it was twenty five years ago the real real wages wages adjusted for inflation are less than they were in one nine hundred eighty and so this is
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a real long term failure and mexico is kind of stuck in it because they've been following these policies where when the economy starts to pick up then they just they want to pay down the debt pay off the national debt and they don't have a big national debt the interest payments on the debt are about two point eight percent of g.d.p. and more importantly for a developing country they don't have that much in terms of dollar debt that is that that is owed in dollars that's actually quite small it's about you know three percent of their export earnings which is very small so they're not really they should be doing that but and then of course that's when times are good so they start to pay down the debt so that's why they have such slow growth and then and then the central bank raises interest rates you know they raised interest rates from december of two thousand and fifteen to february two thousand and eighteen from three to seven and a half percent huge increase in interest rate that they that was overkill as well
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so it's these policy he's going to have to chain. ange macroeconomic these really important macro economic policies are going to have to have investment in research and development you know they're competing with china in the u.s. market and they've been losing since two thousand and that's another big blow china has spent you know many multiples of it what they spend on research and development they have policies to control their exchange rate everything that mexico doesn't have so those are the kind of challenges he's facing economically but i think he'll have other problems with the u.s. specifically around foreign policy because he's going to change the foreign policy of mexico actually back to what it was for most of the modern mexican history he said very clearly he wants to respect national sovereignty and self-determination in the hemisphere and that that seems very normal to most people in the world but here in washington that's kind of a hate speech yeah.

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