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a series of bomb threats against top political and media figures continues for a second day in the united states that as president trump the american media argue over who's to blame for the state of disarray a very big part of the anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and accurate reporting of the mainstream media that i referred to is. also the road refuses to budge on its budget plan despite brussels the morning changes deputy prime minister luigi demaio says he knows why the e.u.
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isn't happy. this is the first time in the e.u. doesn't like no surprise this is the first italian budget written in rome and not in brussels. and facebook fined for breaching privacy rules in the u.k. that says apple's boss claims internet giants weaponized personal information. from moscow i'm daniel hawkins thanks for joining us this hour. nine suspicious packages have been found by police across the united states all were addressed to major political and media figures along with c.n.n. new york h.q. as well as others the mayor of new york described the incidents which appear connected at this stage as domestic terror donald trump meanwhile has come under
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fire critics saying his use of rhetoric has fueled hate and the president himself blames the media earlier my colleague spoke to r.t.c. goes off. own trump well he's known as probably the least presidential figure to be in office in a long time to hold the top job but reacting to what happened he tried to keep his cool in these times we have to. unify we have to come together and send one very clear strong and mistake of all message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the united states of america. but that doesn't appear to have been the reaction well no unity one would argue is a rare state found in the united states of america right now and with midterms it's less than two weeks before the midterm vote so that isn't helping at all basically both camps the conservatives and the democrats they have been trying to spin the
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whole situation in their own favor now we don't know trump he's already talked a lot about this he has tweeted blaming the media for spearheading the hades he said that they are hateful beyond description that was in tweed but that was not the only thing that he had to say as part of a larger national effort to bridge the divides and bring people together the media also has a responsibility just a civil term and to stop the hostility and. negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories have to do with. i'm not one who sees equal blame spread all around our president cannot escape special scrutiny he is at the head of the hate parade and way too often clearly reading prepared remarks at a rally he seemed not to give a damn so trump in the red corner mainstream media in the blue corner so to speak
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and the c.n.n. by no means were the only ones ganging up on trump everybody jumped on him in fact not just him his daughter ivanka trump came under fire she was attacked for supporting her father for this in this call for unity trump did also get his fair share of hate because many many journalists and bundy. have blamed him for you know cultivating this culture of hatred now adding gasoline to these flames unverified reports and images of one of the explosive devices found allegedly showed a depiction of something that looked like an islamic state flag but instead of arabic letters there what it had that was a catchphrase of a very famous american comedian and here's the comedian it with his catchphrase.
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started laughing. again and verified whether or not that catchphrase was on the but if it was it doesn't take a genius do to get that character this comedians playing on stage is pretty much the most stereotypical image of a trump voter so right now it looks like the democrats have a it's a bit of a blessing for them in a twisted way that this thing happened especially when no one thankfully know nobody was killed or even injured so they are trying to spin it in such a way that donald trump is to blame while donald trump and his camp are trying to spin it in a completely different way and well one thing to know for certain is that to draw close this isn't going to change it's going to just get worse. we're joined now by john william loud and former republican member of the missouri senate thanks for joining us good to have in the program today president trump's been blaming the
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media for this state of disarray. well he's come in for his share of criticism caliber when it all this or is the lose a sort of real robust political discourse and dialogue here. well it is disappointing that that we've had such a rush to judgment state but i think you hit on the real key point that the democrats were looking terrible because one hundred percent of the violence was coming from the left and even encouraged by many on the latter so this certainly has changed the narrative or at least put that on second page and now we're all talking about whether somebody on the right is engaging in violence and we don't know who did it is the bottom line. of course investigation still ongoing mainstream media though claiming. that's contributed to the creation of this you know political environment in which these sorts of incidents all more likely to
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happen do you think there's any truth in those claims. no i think it's absolutely ridiculous there is only one party in this country that has violence as part of its playbook and that's the hard left the end to foot people are attacking peaceful americans all across the country claiming that well since they're fascists we get to use fascist tactics against them. you have republicans shot at a baseball game you have senator rand paul attacked in his yard and you have many democrat leaders calling for us in civility so nobody on the right has an aggressive playbook that includes this kind of violence as part of it and self for them to turn around and try to cast blame and rush to judgment here is just unbelievable paul many would would counter that in the say there is vonage on both sides sides in particular events in the inside sides in particular events in the in
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charlottesville for example e.u. not the right body but let's just take a step away from that i mean many of these events being tied to the upcoming elections how dangerous is an escalation in these sort of people resort to these sorts of measures. well i think i think there is a little bit of a powder keg building you know when people can't dine in a restaurant without their dinner disrupted and by the way charlottesville was one kook with no connect connection to any organized effort on the right that was one guy acting out and he was no conservative he was he was a. neo nationalist with so you know the kind of cast that is republican violence is is not fair but no i you're you're right it is concerning that the violence is going to continue to bubble up and and get worse and i certainly
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hope not hillary clinton that these incidents show as she stated that americans are living in a divisive time of divided times do you think she's referring to that republican democrat you know political divide in the country and do you agree with do you think these are troubling times politically for united states. well i understand that it is part of the the left in america and the democratic party generally to segregate people and say there's a war on women there's a war on minorities there's a war on immigrants they're the ones that are carving us up into us first is them they have no interest in unifying so when somebody like hillary has no interest in unifying calls for unity i'm sorry that that doesn't work hillary why don't you just slip away and go enjoy your retirement playing devil's advocate here the president has also come in for
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a lot of criticism for some he's made in pre-election post-election as well i'm sure we don't need to go through the list which many minorities have taken offense you know i think minorities women. as well as he. well you know he is the fighter from queens and you know one of in your lead up to this segment we were talking about the president and maybe being not so presidential but look in america we kind of always fantasize that we'll get it will get leaders in politics it won't be such politicians that they'll speak plainly and now we have the plainest speaking in a president in a long time maybe ever and we're saying well now he's not presidential i think most americans are comfortable i hearing somebody come right out and say exactly what they mean and if those words are not focus group tested and they seem a little abrasive well to many they appreciate the candor and i think that's
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that's the difference is that the president is in no way calling for violence and saying let's go out and and kick those people when they go low kick them which eric holder the former attorney general democrat just famously said here we could go. ok john william louden four republican member of the missouri senate thanks for your take today on that story good to have you on the news today. thank you. meanwhile tensions are also on the rise in the u.s. over a large migrant caravan which is approaching the country's border with mexico and with midterm elections looming it's becoming a highly politicized issue. i've been watching for weeks as the caravan came up i'm not letting them in and not coming here and they're not coming and. everyone in this room is an immigrant you know who in the white house and so a little bit of a different picture was talking about this caravan the caravan the caravan the caravan. there has been
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assured of the illegal immigration recently a caravan of immigrants was stopped by a group of flag waving protestors ministration official say they're working as efficiently and as effectively as possible the u.s. government doesn't give them any necessities when they dropped off at the bus station. chose to do the challenge the trouble ministration had in dealing with the crisis they inherited from the obama administration who got a free pass from the media on causing this crisis what happened to the democratic party as one said bill clinton president obama understood that border security helps define a country you. better security and the event he said of the century this is a moral and humanitarian crisis we simply cannot allow people to poor into the united states undetected undocumented this is what we just got from president obama he
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writes immigration can be a controversial topic my administration acted to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people so we are a better country and one that shares families apart we turned it into a great political football and people are split on all kinds of political points. did president obama really poured more people than any other president in total president obama had deportees more than two point five million undocumented people by twenty fifteen. immigration becomes a political issue when there is obviously even. ultimately what were some ships going out on this particular matter being on both sides and i think when we get you know a dozen days away. to a vital election not too surprising. and i think the question is how what damage
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you know the kind of rhetoric from both the right you know last half hour we're not just little people but for the next time that. rome has ruled out any changes to its twenty nineteen budget plan to spite the e.u. commission giving them three weeks to make amends claiming revisions are needed in the interests of italy donal quarter breaks down the dispute brussels is sharpening its nice in preparation for a new battle with rome for the first time the e.u. has flat out rejected a member states budget demanding a resubmission for the first time as a commission is obliged to. a country that it was off budget. but we seen nor altered not do it all and put it to do so it is in the interest of it dili. the e.u. claims that italy's debt situation is out of control and that solving these
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government needs to tighten its purse strings and fulfill its obligations the euro skeptics say it doesn't have anything to do with money since there are other states with bloated budgets that have never felt such a heavy hand from brussels this is the first italian budget the e.u. doesn't like no surprise this is the first italian budget written in rome and not in brussels i mean. you tell me an economy is healthy and this is an economic move that will give italy to stability it needs we want change one comma in this document to. be you know to go to. the. on. the future. that spain belgium portugal and slovenia have all been in violation of the e.u. agreements in the past and for years france has broken the three percent deficit threshold imposed on it by the e.u.
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as for debt it's been in the red since two thousand and two and only this year the second largest european economy received a carefully worded letter in response asking all very politely to reduce its debts . we thank you for sending the front twenty nineteen draft budget that we received on october fifteenth we would like to ask you for more details the commission's preliminary assessment also indicates that the growth rate for france does not respect the reference rate of ditch reduction in twenty nineteen so italy refused to be taken to heel by this double standard.
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except the e.u. commissioner in charge of budgets didn't seem to find the stunt very funny even connecting the italian shushan and against to a potential quick path to fascism the episode of the made in italy shoe is grotesque at first you smile and we trivialize it because it's ridiculous but then we start getting used to this kind of muted symbolic violence and one day we wake up with fascism stay alert democracy is a fragile treasure all the draft budget would have seen over five hundred million dollars worth of cuts to defense spending while putting more money towards social welfare and tax cuts not exactly a sound way to revive fascism and certainly not a good way to be a shoo in with the new donald quarter r.t. . facebook has been fined by the u.k.'s information commission over the cambridge
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unlimited scandal the commission said the company had failed to protect user data this comes as apple's boss tim cook gave a damning speech at the european parliament claiming personal information is being weaponized by text. every day billions of dollars change hands in countless decisions are made on the basis of our likes and dislikes our friends and families our relationships and conversations. in. our hopes and dreams. each one harmless enough on its own or carefully assembled. traded and sold correspondent as to say it should come to has more now on the turmoil surrounding the tech giant the i.o.c. here in the u.k. which is the independent data protection regulator have slapped facebook with
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a five hundred thousand pound fine for the role they played in the cambridge analytical scandal specifically failing to protect their users personal data when an app that was downloaded by just over three hundred thousand people ended up gathering information of eighty seven million people sharing some of that information with cambridge analytics that was later said to have been used for our targeted political advertising in the time during the u.s. presidential election and the i.c.a.o. said that as many as one million of those people were in the u.k. and the i.c.a.o. says that this information was allowed to be gathered without clear consent. between two thousand and seven and two thousand and fourteen facebook processed the personal information of users by allowing application developers access to the information without sufficiently clear and informed consent and allowing access even if users have not downloaded the app but were simply friends with people who
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had well a facebook have said they're reviewing this latest find that was announced but should have done more at the time while we respectfully disagree with some of the findings we have said before that we should have done more to investigate claims about cambridge analytical and taken action in two thousand and fifteen this amount of five hundred thousand pounds we have to be clear that it is the biggest possible fine given the existing regulation that was used that had to be used on this case despite the fact that there is new regulation now in place since may twenty eighty and that would have actually increased that number to much much larger amount which would have been seventeen million or a four percent of facebook's global. turnover which is obviously a very different number however critics are saying that still these these numbers are miniscule given the fact that facebook's annual revenue just in twenty seventeen was forty point seven billion dollars we shouldn't sugarcoat the
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consequence of. this is surveillance. and these stockpiles of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect. this should make us very uncomfortable it should serve a loss. twenty one people are confirmed dead after a saudi led coalition air strike near the key yemeni port city of her data that's according to the u.n. humanitarian aid agency awarding to viewers you may find the following images disturbing attack it's a fruit or vegetable more. hospital chief say all the victims are civilians and children are among the dead for the shows the bodies lying on the ground in the aftermath of the tragedy this is how one witness described what happened. then at the library i mean. we were washington package in the yorker and the plane came and
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hit us from above as we were working. now the u.n. calls the yemeni civil war the worst manmade humanitarian crisis in the world with twenty two million people in dire need of assistance of the forty million people are at risk of starvation the country's been in conflict since twenty fifteen when a coalition of arab states launched a military operation to defeat the rebels and restore the us the deal any government reared has repeatedly denied attacking areas where civilians were present we heard earlier from writer and author abdullah one bari who thinks that the international community should stand up against the military attacks on yemen when i believe that the national community now is concentrating on that journalist . this actually. the crime itself should. make the international community concentrate on that they don't want the bigger muscle which is taking place in yemen in more than three years and up until now it is absolutely
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. unbelievable it is hypocrisy of the international community why they are silent is it because saudi is rich is because they can't make money by sending weapons so we should be you know european countries and united states i don't believe this kind of hypocrisy is should continue there should be as than a strong stand against this intervention in yemen to put down the. when trump takes the telephone russia and china listen and learn that's the headline grabbing story at least by the new york times citing anonymous officials the article claims chinese and russian spies apparently tap donald trump's live phone which he still uses the chat to old friends they hope to obtain information to use against him all those named in the story though have mocked the allegations as medina caution of a explains. well the new york times has published an article that has been raising
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plenty of eyebrows but the article says that the u.s. president aides have repeated warned the president that his cell phone calls are not secure but still donald trump refuses to give up his phones while of the u.s. president donald trump decided to comment on this article as he usually does using his twitter he wrote that the article was so in caracas and he also added that he uses only government phones while also at daily briefing at the chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said that the jordan a list of behind this particular article were trying to win an academy award for best screenplay and she also added that that was another piece of avid and that the new york times is making fake news. first the new york times should understand that by publishing this kind of reports it's creating new. fagin news second
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for those who fear i phones are being hacked hallway mobile phones can be a good alternative we'll let you do that here in moscow we decided to ask russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman marty has a hard about to also comment on this article this is another example of our absurd skier obsession and absolute world behind the looking in the newspapers didn't show any concrete sources during your official information and your talks about from talking to the president of the united states the united states of america was brazenly tapping for example the german chancellor and this information was confirmed the former as you can see average one the mentioned in this article seems to disagree with it but what they do agree on is that it simply is not true. a quarter of all children in some of the poorest countries are trapped in child
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labor that's according to unicef with the cocoa industry becoming an area of growing concern. sloan's while on. a u.s. federal appeals court on tuesday of reinstated a lawsuit against the food producers nestlé and cargill a group of former child slaves from mali accuse the companies of supporting for child labor by purchasing cocoa from ivory coast the former child sleeves so waited to long for justice in this case in some the allegations being a picture of overseas slave labor the defendants perpetuated from headquarters in the united states the plaintiffs said the company's provided financial and technical support to ivory coast farmers in order to guarantee the cheapest cocoa nestle denies any wrongdoing. regrettably in bringing such lawsuits the plaintiffs class action lawyers targeting the very organizations trying to fight forced labor
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force child labor is unacceptable and has no place in our supply chain we have explicit policies against it and are working with other stakeholders to combat this global social problem and when twenty seventeen nestlé published its first report on its progress in eliminating child labor its supply chain detail the main areas the company had been focusing on but human rights and the word believes consumer pressure is the best way to bring about change. companies that can get away with forced labor or child labor will. will use it because they want to maximize their profit it's quite simple as that and i think companies have found in total war the space to be able to use force child labor and so that's what so they're using that's why these lawsuits are important because it forces companies hopefully to amend their action i think in the case of
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a nationally for example i think consumer pressure boycotts can work absolutely they have in the past including against nestle itself which has been frankly a bad actor or in very different ways over the years. border between bosnia and croatia has witnessed yet more violence between migrants and police as hundreds attempted to cross into the product was the out migrants to minding to enter croatia could be seeded getting aggressive with police who responded with tear gas and fastens to disperse crowds several people were left injured in the scuffles has become one of europe's main entry points for moderates hoping to reach wealthier countries such as france and germany that i was reluctant to accept e.u. moderate quotas that's created a stumbling block in talks to resolve the crisis. in
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russia at least two people have reportedly been killed and one other is missing as major flooding affects the south of the country the region's been swamped since wednesday hundreds of people have been evacuated from the areas roads bridges and buildings have been said to have been swept away around nine villages have also been left without power local transport in the region has also been suspended forecasters are predicting more heavy rain is likely to hit the area and cause landslides. that's it for this hour for myself and the team here at r.t. fact join us again in the next at thirty minutes for the latest global news updates . join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then.
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