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the. palestinian armed groups declare a truce with israel after a deadly exchange of cross border fire. policies on. the head of a nonprofit league legge group is recorded describing how she trains migrants to went to europe by tricking border guards. and a high ranking police woman in france takes her own life in the latest in a wave of suicides among officers in the country opposition party say is indicative of the poor conditions police face.
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thanks so much for joining us it's one am here in the russian capital this is r.t. international. groups in gaza have declared a cease fire against israel it follows the worst cross border escalation since two thousand and fourteen israeli warplanes unleashed a torrent of bombs hitting targets in gaza after hundreds of missiles have been launched by militants the joint operation room of the palestinian resistance factions declares that the egyptian efforts have resulted in reinforcing the cease fire with the israeli occupation the resistance will abide by the cease fire agreement as long as the israeli occupation it hears to the egyptian brokered truce earlier on i discussed the latest with artie's middle east correspondent pulis lier . well as we heard over there have mass which of course is in control of the gaza strip and monitors what's going on with all the groups that operate there has called for a cease fire incorporation with islamic jihad primarily has been firing
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a lot of rockets at israel now half an hour before they made that statement they did issue on their twitter account a statement in which they say that israeli strikes were targeting civilians saying that they believe that israel had run out of what they say are military targets and they blame the whole aggression on the israeli side saying that israel started this whole flare up of course a very different narrative coming out from the israeli side where we hear that they are holding no surprise i must responsible they say it was triggered by an incident yesterday in which a rocket landed on any israeli bus that was carrying soldiers and a nineteen year old soldier is in a critical condition and they say that they say has intensified and caused the whole situation to flare up they also hold responsible the rand they say that iran is the one that is supplying weapons money and orders to both hamas and islamic jihad in the territories now the final figure we have at this stage is seven palestinians killed and one israeli killed who of course was a palestinian worker unfortunately was on the israeli side during the conflict we
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are expecting that these tensions will continue to climb so it seems like a daily thing that we used to hear about the violence and the deaths in the region how did we get to this point well the last war between israel and hamas was back in two thousand and fourteen and it really has been an unstable situation along the border over the last few weeks we've had the great march of return that has intensified tensions and there's a lot of discussion a lot of emergency meetings that are being held in israel today there was a six hour security cabinet meeting where the israeli side is still trying to decide how to deal with the situation and what to do so it's not certain right now that this will flare up into a full scale war but certainly the tensions on the ground and every so often we witness what we've seen now is this kind of flare up in tensions in the last twenty four hours there were four hundred sixty rockets fired at israel one hundred ninety . intercepted by the iron dome that is the highest number ever that has happened at the same time israel struck a hundred and seventy targets in gaza over the period of twenty four hours just take a look at what the last twenty four hours have been like for the world. i
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. was. looking at those pictures there when the level of violence is it's terrifying to think that it's escalating you dread where this was going luckily there is a maybe it's temporary but the you know there is a pause in the violence and i must mention egyptian led efforts what were they referring to well egypt has always come to the party in terms of being a mediator between israel and hamas and it has the buy in from the israeli side has the buy in from the palestinian side so they are and natural mediator in this situation they have been egyptian intelligence officers in and out of gaza over the
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last few weeks because we have seen this flare up happening a few times this is nothing new together with the united nations and in this case norway and switzerland they have brokered what seems to be a cease fire we're hearing from the palestinian side that it's a ceasefire that they willing to die to if israel ends its hostilities so it always becomes a bit of tit for tat neither side really wants to see a flare up in violence it's not going to do the hamas and the palestinians in gaza any particular good in certain israel wants to try and avoid it so the one good thing is that both sides will be trying to find common ground through the egyptians and reach some kind of mediated peace laughter the ceasefire was declared people took to the streets of gaza celebrating what they saw as a victory for hamas they gathered at the ruins of the works a t.v. . which had been destroyed by an israeli air raid. and. we were all across the border in israel people gathered to oppose any ceasefire
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with hamas they were calling for an immediate military operation in gaza. contrasting views on the conflict. i think. would like to see and to go as far as. what happened in two thousand and fourteen so i think that. only homicide at least they said that from the very beginning that we are committed to. down the whole thing but at the same time we need to understand that this israeli are also going to do so as they thought in this last. scottish and they have achieved nothing to the contrary if we look at the media absolutely the government and say that there was a big failure by the government and the israeli army in even the you know dealing with the whole thing. so the israeli government on the one head would like to have a cease fire right now the problem is is the israeli government and specifically
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the israeli people want to put an end to this type of behavior and the way that hamas has been behaving in the violence and the terror of hamas which is seeks to destroy the very state of israel if the hamas or any of the palestinian terror organizations would just lay down their weapons and stop you know inciting and stop terrorist stop paying terrorist families stop encouraging terror stop encouraging palestinians to kill jewish israelis the israeli army wouldn't react. video has been released allegedly showing the director of an geo which provides legal aid to migrants explaining how she teaches refugees like to border guards. because if you. are to see that. this video that's been doing the rounds online is part of a larger investigation project by the canadian activist laura sullivan the clip
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allegedly shows rekha who's the executive director of the legal aid in geo advocates abroad in this video clip she seems to be telling the undercover crew who were filming her against her knowledge that she coaches refugees and migrants on how they should how they should speak to border police and to other officials. knowing that. this is going to be very interested. in what. we're. doing. well many of you watching would be pretty unfamiliar with the name advocates abroad there are a legal aid n.g.o.s it's been operating since the beginning of twenty sixteen they
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provide legal aid to legal advice to people going through the asylum application process the n.-g. o. operate in the e.u. as well as right across the middle east area their own website says that they've helped fifteen thousand people cross into greece into the european union that way and another two and a half thousand into the e.u. through differing ways advocates abroad issued a tweet in which they said this was all right wing propaganda that had been the video it been altered and it was altered for political means now that tweet was later deleted they've also since deleted their online social media presence their twitter account has gone. and their facebook account has gone as well so expect certainly more to come of this video coming out in more on that investigation into what's been going on there with n.g.o.s reportedly helping but in some cases asking to break the law those people who are trying to come into the country. the creation
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of the world's biggest trade bloc is on the table at the syrian summit southeast asian nations but events been overshadowed by tensions between china and the u.s. biggest honor for ports. in singapore and while his official program is set to start only on wednesday he's already kicked off some of the events he had planned on the margins of the summit like for example meeting with the singapore and counterpart of another big thing everybody's kind of looking out for here is the fate of the so-called regional comprehensive economic agreement now if that comes into fruition you could see this stablish mint of the world's largest ever free trade zone because the sixteen countries it seeks to unite they all together make up with a total of a third of global g.d.p. it is being pushed forward by china it is the main spearheading force but it also does have some opposition some skeptics like for example india doesn't want to cut
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back on its import tariffs they say their economy benefits greatly from them and so that's why some analysts are saying that it is really unlikely that the deal that the pact will be signed here in singapore but well it's a good platform for those countries to sit down and resolve it least some of the differences another thing also kind of all revolving around china is bending more city between beijing and washington you can see the two countries are literally at each other's throats over many many things for example china wants the united states to stop conducting military drills in the south china sea and washington just flat out ignores that washington made an arms deal with taiwan they did not sit well with china either and of course the. trade war that donald trump launched against china and so with both leaders with both xi jinping and donald trump not attending the summit these differences on going to go anywhere other nations who are present here they're concerned that they will have to pick sides between the
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regional powerhouse and the nation that sees itself as the globally dominant power things can get even worse because the man that the united states decided to send here as their ambassador is mike pence and he did not mince words when it came to china china has initiated an unprecedented effort to influence american public opinion the two thousand and eighteen elections and the environment leading into the twenty twenty presidential elections china wants a different american president he's remarks have been compared to those major in the cold war between well the united states and then the soviet union so it doesn't really look like that the whole animosity between beijing and washington will die down anytime soon. which on our list under a little told us that the use of the u.s. dollar in trade between asian countries will decline years to come. i don't think it's the likely to lead to the station as such. in the sense that you would be
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totally abandoned when i was definitely a more than a single currency being used in some of the major transactions don't forget the design a dollar we have already got the euro. and. i think that in the future we're going to see the remember. and want morton. and they're not too distant future the importance of the remember could well match that of the at least the british are all the. well over to the japanese yen but then there's this doesn't mean that it's going to unseat the dominance of the us dollar anytime soon it would hit many many many years. the us democratic party is reportedly planning to hit president trump with eighty five investigations the party will take control of the house of representatives in
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january after last week's midterm election. there is going to have to be investigation if the democrats do take the house president trouble wake up wednesday morning to a very different political scenario here on the hill they are going to investigate this president and his administration thoroughly they do intend to request president trump's tax returns former speaker pelosi insisting that her party will be strategic when democrats take control of the house in january they're going to begin immediately to investigations on impeachment. and the democrats are expected to demand trump's tax returns which he has refused to release since taking office they could launch new probes into alleged collusion with russia and they'll be looking into the president's alleged role in paying hush money to form a porn star stormy daniels plus there are plenty of other items on the list ranging from the legality of a travel ban from several muslim countries to the administration's spending on thirty. it's control of the lower house in congress the democrats will have
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subpoena power knew they can legally require any witness to testify and question the hearings and produce documents since september alone the republicans have blocked sixty four subpoena requests from the democrats from illinois congressman michael patrick fun again believes that the democrats should use their new powers sparingly congress is not an investigative body it's not what it does it has the power of oversight but oversight of the administration in executing congressional will and spending and in the direction of the nation democrats who have no agenda and ran on no agenda and have no desire to actually manage the business of the nation have only this to run on and they want to distract this president from the work he's doing because they just disagree with him they just don't want him to be successful and this is a way to derail him and the policies that he's doing i think the nation would like everyone to just take a breath step back let's do some stuff if there's really some wrongdoing the
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democrats think are some are some genuine wrongdoing not just we need to see his tax returns because we need to know he's not worth as many billions as he says years we want to publicly embarrass him which is often tax returns things about that that's ridiculous and nobody wants to see time and energy spent on that. record numbers of french police officers are committing suicide with the latest victim probably didn't campaign for office so well what he should charlotte do been ski has more from paris. well there's shock here in france because this individual is seen as being or having been a leading voice in the protests in the movement of police against the attacks that offices have been going over the last three years she was a woman called maggie and she was actually the founder of that movement now the reports here in front suggest that she took her own life in the last day using her
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service weapon and she was found dead at home with a note nearby and that death now is being treated as a suicide here in france but why was she so important well the thirty six year old was actually also the founding member of the mobilization of angry policeman this was a group that was set up back in two thousand and sixteen after police officers received a massive attack they were attacked with protesters with molotov cocktails and in fact two individuals the police officers were severely burned with others being injured as a result of that attack as well now she has also been under investigation over the last year for what she described as speaking out to the media about attacks against the police without permission from senior officers from the police service now police suicide is a burning issue here in france with the statistics showing just how incredibly high it is for this particular profession now those statistics show that in july it was
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the latest to sticks should that for this year nine thousand police officers and sixteen had taken their lives that was back in july in two thousand and seventeen more than sixty police officers took their lives now it's such a burning issue that the government did launch a plan to tackle this earlier this year saying that they want to do more to help people realize if their colleagues needed support but there was criticism that that plan didn't go far enough well there's been a lot of reaction on. media today to the news of that death including from senior politicians such as the interior minister and the leader of the national rally i was in very city on with a co-exist few days ago. must not and here i hear the anger of the police and we are responding concretely with more effective measures and more resources on the ground the suicide of my keep scoops president of the mobilization of peace
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officers. is a terrible symbol of the police suffering she said tireless he denounced this suffering to and it's a big shock for all of us well we've spoken to many police officers over the last year or so who talk to us about some of the issues that they face some of the abuse some of the attacks that they face in fact one police officer we spoke to in the last six months said that as a result of that piece they had actually considered it taking their own lives let's look back now at some of the most serious attacks that offices have faced in france .
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numbers of e.u. weapons are going to islamic state in syria and iraq according to a new draft report to be table to the e.u. parliament speaking on the debate on tuesday lawmakers have already expressed their anger. i'm sick sports keep feeling conflicts and out at all to must weigh elations of human rights a snap shot approach delivers bad policy countries need to share their interpretation of arms control's rules because currently we see member states failing to even make full submissions the draft by german any piece of being a listing expresses shock over the volume of e.u. weaponry going to diet it calls for much tougher action to stop export licenses that might be used to supply terrorists writer and broadcaster jonathan fryer says the supply of european arms to extremists in syria has been known about for at
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least three years all the reports are that indeed that has been the case this is something we've known about really since two thousand and fifteen when diana shaw was much stronger than it is today the syrian government was reporting finding caution is a weapons which had the origin and even more importantly at that stage look all the weapons that were being found in iraq which had been seized by fighters but the really key element of this is really the and use certificates what seems to been happening is that weapons which were not in principle destined for the i went through particularly bold dariya into a lesser extent rumania and within channeled to i guess fighters and that's very concerning and one understands completely why members of european parliament in strasbourg this week are taking this very very seriously and wishing to bring in
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new measures which could basically stop this sort of abuse of and use. says the channel of the arabic has obtained documents for detailing money and rewards paid by islamic state to its fight for example two hundred dollars for the capture of anyone deemed an infidel and fourteen hundred for destroying a tank and it shows i kill terrorists we're not motivated only by ideology.
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or in numbers of u.s. soldiers who have taken part in the international war on terror the military campaign launched by washington back in two thousand the wall now struggling to make ends meet a new study finds that they're facing even worse than the veterans of previous was moving takes a closer look. veterans are the favorite cause of pundits politicians and anyone
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else who wants to appear patriotic across america there is no shortage of support our troops bumper stickers flag waving and praise for the military remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation who gave their last breath in a distant land fighting terror gave everything for family country god and freedom or you our respect our veterans are a national treasure their sacrifice will not be in vain but all that bombastic praise an expression of gratitude doesn't exactly translate to a good life studies show that veterans of the war on terror are among the least likely to be able to afford a home once they return to the united states that's right those who've risked their lives in conflicts around the world are among those who struggle the most for basic needs like shelter with housing obviously veterans are going to space you know a whole host of related challenges combined with that all the way to employment to
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legal situation to is but the general perception among the population when you have twenty thousand veterans suicides a day is that veterans don't make particularly good employees i'm tempted to stay stones in a crowd p.t.s.d. and in combat but it's really so much deeper than that in a big part of what my generation of veterans was based mean in the united states today particularly unique combination of mental health issues that come out of the nature of the occupations of iraq and afghanistan and the treaty that we get from the v.a. is i have experience myself where the bush hillsborough than actual effective treatments the trauma suffered by many veterans takes its toll on all of society just recently a former u.s. marine gunned down twelve people want to california bar here or we heard you may be suffering from p.t.s.d. to crisis. and i thought that was i don't understand i was part of this. question one the deputies went out to the call with the crisis team that felt he might be
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suffering from p.t.s.d. facing that the fact he was a veteran had been on the horn the war on terror has had a massive humanitarian cost the latest study puts the death toll at around five hundred thousand half a million but the authors of the study admit that it's actually much larger an additional large number of people have died in these wars by indirect means researchers suggest that in recent conflicts for every one direct death there are at least four other indirect deaths not surprisingly among veterans many are starting to ask is all this bloodshed really helping a lot of veterans and we know are starting to understand the these wars responder mentally illegitimate that the stack of spices they need were not made just in vain but not even in a righteous cause but who are the perpetuation of the current system of governance of status in the middle of winter throughout the world where people in charge get to treat you aren't like the perception of the wars in iraq and afghanistan has
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definitely changed over time you're in the united states and just. a matter of going oh yeah we get it now that we were like you that we were taking advantage of it as a people so badly and being convinced to support these invasions and occupations many americans feel that during the vietnam war big mistakes were made and how veterans were treated that's why we see a huge amount of flagwaving and support for military families every time there's a pentagon intervention sense that however at this point a lot of americans are starting to ask if supporting the troops is really just about flags and bumper stickers a lot of americans are wondering if supporting the troops means that maybe we should be more cautious about sending them into harm's way so routinely and if we should be maybe more concerned about giving them a decent life once they return from conflict caleb mop and r.t. new york. well the so you can have too much of a good thing so that's all from me for the see think the worry though we will bring
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you right up to date at the top of the hour. as the media become unhinged in there of trump the president's most ardent critics in the media hang on his every word new cycle after new cycle are all about trump and much of this coverage is negative as journalism lost its purpose our journalists know nothing more than ideological advocates. seem wrong but. just don't. get to
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shape out these days to come to advocate and engagement because of the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just of the common ground. biomass geyser this is the sort of four of us are still of florida we're just finishing up our gonzo american pilgrimage shoot cross-country journey into the soul of america coming to artsy in december look for stacy yes we're in florida which is the home of the swamp and we have had elections just now where we drain the swamp of one party and install some more in congress so we're going to go over
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some of the election results just so you know because this is a swamp people love the swamp and you might hear some noises behind us that is some people building into the swamp where they like to live with the alligators here behind us in terms of the actual polls that we saw in these midterm elections twenty eighteen the number one issue for both democrats and republican voters was indeed health care that was the number one issue both parties both voters they cared about health care they did not apparently care that much about russia but we get into that in that moment but health care was the number one issue max. health care number one issue why because the country is sick the country is sick and the ability to mend the country and to take care of the country is waning. all parties involved in putting the government are down doing their gouging individuals are gouging the citizens there they're just dropping in and gallons in there is to
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