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just twelve euros fifty a month. a key moment in the syrian peace process. to try and establish a way for elections to take place. calling
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on both states to take actions in all the. countries are playing along with ukraine. confrontational course. crimi a. resolution as a provocation. cried for. on the media on civil rights groups we look at. the. neighboring. faces criminal charges in malaysia over the last billions of dollars from the government and we look at the possible consequence. as for the wall street.
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live from moscow to the world they say is r t international my names you know neil welcome to the program our top story the fate of syria is being thrust starts in the swiss city of geneva a meeting hosted by the un special syria envoy stuff on de mistura top diplomats from russia around one turkey are putting their weight behind political efforts to ease years of turmoil in the region our senior correspondent rod guest you spoke to me earlier from geneva the talks negotiations on this new constitutional reform have been very difficult because the different sides have such deferring views nevertheless the main sticking point is about the makeup of this constitutional new constitutional committee because it may have to either rewrite the syrian constitution entirely all amend certain parts of the to provide for an all
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inclusive pan syrian election going into the future there are of course other things that they're going to be discussing but that is the main topic nevertheless these three countries russia iran and turkey they've been working together over recent years and their cooperation partnership has yielded concrete results we've seen demilitarize zoom stablished in syria we've seen deescalation ceasefire guaranteed by these three countries the turkish foreign minister though did remark that they've had very little cooperation from the united states and its coalition that they haven't been involved in any sort of talks negotiations with regards to this constitutional reform but what we can say about the united states is they made a new priorities very clear and that isn't getting rid of asset. we want to see a regime that is fundamentally different it's not regime change we're not trying to
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get rid of assad we just want to see regime again that does not produce the kind of horrors that we have seen there's a strong. readiness on the part of western nations not to ante up money for that disaster unless we have some kind of idea that the government is ready to compromise and that's not create yet another horror in the nevertheless there is a lot of motivation to get things done because the situation in syria while no way me is volatile as it was even a year ago it is it is still remarkably tense for example turkey's threatening intervention invasion of northern syria against the kurds there who. views as terrorists they have been clashes in the evening as well where there are rebels as well as islamists geodes terrorists clashing with the syrian arab army so as i say a lot of drive to get things done. moving on the u.n.
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general assembly has adopted a ukraine sponsored resolution blaming russia for what it calls the militarization of trying mia now the resolution accuses rochelle of restricting number geisha in the block and ease off scenes sixty six countries voted for the resolution nineteen against but seventy two abstained from the vote that is nearly half of the member states moscow blasted the document as one sided saying it gives kiev a permit to scape goat russia at the session on phone. we do not support the general somebody calling on both states to take actions when the russian federation is the sole member state to have repeatedly and shamelessly engage in aggressive activities directed against ukraine that you know because i'm. here of his getting signals that everything is allowed and everything will be forgiven and all its sins on a crime. it will be pardon and russia will be made a scapegoat it is yet another violation by the russian federation of the un charter
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and deliberate attack by the russian military forces against ukraine in the neutral borders of the black sea this is young it was awful it was said the incident happened in neutral territorial waters but the ukrainian representative has just said a week ago that happened in ukrainian forces the essence of this issue is a common belief that states must not use force in their international relations including to acquire territory or change border is inconsistent with the un charter we underscored of the e.u. were dismayed at this use of force by russia and us alone we mean dualists we are facing a carefully thought out and well planned provocation that's is continuing here in the assembly before our eyes the u.s. and some e.u. countries are playing along with ukrainian authorities confrontational course most countries are co-sponsors of this resolution now this follows an incident in which
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you had a ukrainian naval vessel trying to cross the kirks strait now when this happened at that point there were ukrainian navy boats trying to cross this courage straight and they ignored instructions from maritime control and at that point russian border guards had to intervene and detain the violators but regardless that we also have recently heard the united states promising to send more weapons to kiev and furthermore we did see another resolution voted on now the united states voted in favor of the resolution condemning russia however they voted against a resolution put forward by russia to condemn naziism in fact the united states and ukraine were the only two countries to vote against that resolution opposing nazis so pretty clear differences in the international community displayed in the debate and passing of resolutions today at the u.n. general assembly. well. the move is part of a russian cum pain while the legal analysts we spoke to believes u.n.
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resolutions are all about blocks these political games. not only are we seeing a lot of animosity and feelings coming up but we're also seeing a lot of political moves as you can see with some of these other resolutions that seem to be kind of general blanket statements that universally would be rejected that would just go against just because russia passed this so we are seeing a lot of these sentiments going through and so a lot of countries abstain we're looking at when we talk about the general assembly specifically with resolutions passing we're looking at one hundred percent geo political factions here this is all a political game and it's all whose side is on him that's why the u.n. general assembly is filled with blocks allies and other things like that for the u.s. to want russia on board because the u.s. already knows u.s. allies will be on board with that the same way or russia knows that russian allies will be on board an arab snow that arab allies will be on board with certain resolutions and it's a lot of the political game and what publicly should be the the position or
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strategy of the people in the u.n. general assembly. big situation unfolding in costa rica that's where we go next it is where several hundreds. protested against the country's president daniel ortega. from testers are demanding that ortega stall the repression of media and civil rights of nicaraguans have fled to costa rica since the i break of government protests more than three hundred people have been killed and i think you are of civil unrest in september that made street protest illegal human rights watch has criticized the raids on opposition media on the closure of rights organizations. you know all the neighbor hundreds just to the north. the country is also accused of similar violations but there's a common trust and how the u.s.
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treats the two central american countries one receives punishing sanctions the other an extensive a package. it's a tale of two central american countries both plagued with somewhat similar problems corruption violence and government crackdowns. the rule of law has not fared so well in either country with doris and nicaragua both thinking towards the bottom of the list ponderosa in nicaragua both exemplify a recent regional trend of suppressing the right to protest and using excessive force against demonstrators however one hundred is the only one out of the two that the us seems to have a soft side for don't just take my word for it nicaragua was one of the us is tyrannical trio the spread of tyranny follows
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a predictable pattern media and opposition parties are silenced the regime unleashes its militants to kidnap torture and execute dissidents but one doris well they're of valuable ally especially after they voted with the us to legitimize to roussillon as israel's capital to people of honduras and stood with us to make that decision ourselves and decide we're we've got our embassy and that's right and we greatly appreciate not just disappeared on them but on so many. united nations now both nicaragua and honduras crackdown on anti-government protests this year but they've evoked quite different reactions from the u.s. when nicaragua does it it's a threat to the legitimacy of the current administration every does not victim of this violence and intimidation campaign further undermine its retained its legitimacy. and when hundreds cracks down on protesters after
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a sketchy election well that's a time for people to hold hands and sing coom by coming off of the elections. in. the united states to egypt very important that people come together. to become inclusive and we find success in this but that's words now what about the money the u.s. has shoveling military and economic aid honduras is way sixty eight million tax dollars worth and at the very same time nicaragua is about to be slapped with further sanctions just last week congress passed the nneka act over the latin american countries corruption and human rights violations so two countries with very similar problems but two very different approaches. the view of those two countries has been highly. distorted by the mainstream media and by the us government united
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states is not concerned about human rights and democracy in fact we know that the us supports seventy three percent of the world's tator ships but uses human rights they are very. arbitrarily and selectively in order to justify its own geo political ends up of course is a classic example where the us and ordered the supposed dictatorship for decades and now when there was a popular all revolution by the sandinistas worked for over ten years supporting culture of terror against that country people forget about that you know and those things need to be remembered in the context of the of the situations we're talking about today. a feud between democrats and republicans over plans for a wall between the united states and mexico has led to threats of a u.s. government shutdown donald trump lost it after seeking five billion dollars for a wall to prevent illegal immigration while the democrats insist on less than two
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billion on the simpler border fence. anytime you hear a democrat saying that you can have good border security without it will write them off as just another politician following the party line time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have at the same time far greater safety and control well for now it's still not clear what exactly will be built on the us mexico border. border security to the people of our country very important the wall is a big factor in border security number one we are for strong border security.
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speaking for myself consider the wall and moral walls can be scaled over walls can be tunneled under the wall doesn't stop any bad things from happening it just makes it impossible for the folks on our side to see what's developing and makes it more difficult for them. the president through executive order one three seven six seven directed us to build a wall on the southwest border the wall that we're going to put in here is vance a wall that we're going to put in here you may be wondering why are we choosing the type of fence that we're choosing the bollard wall that we're going to be putting in place excuse me to safety aspects that a wall provides this type of fence or scuse me this type of ball of wall.
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if we don't get what we want one way or the other whether it's through you through a military through anything you want to call i will shut down the guy who can have it or not this temper tantrum that he seems to throw will not get him his wall and it will hurt a lot of people because he will cause a shut down. investment bank goldman sachs is facing criminal charges in malaysia over the loss of billions of dollars from estate investment fund the firm ses the former government in kuala lumpur is to blame they mean it's light to the bank well then the bustle has been investigating whether the company will face any real consequences. the indictment states goldman sachs not only got ridiculously inflated fees of six hundred million dollars for helping start malaysia's corrupt national wealth fund were in coalition
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leader and what abraham says the wall street bank must be complicit in the whole affair probably the most stunning financial scandal of the decade is the failure of governance and you allow the leaders to build this one is much a bottom up and they were. complicit to the. international financial institutions and blew a second course and then instead of investing it in the nation prosecutors say the funds cash was blown on a five year spending spree from beverly hills mansions to a rare twenty two carat pink diamond seethrough grand piano gift to australian supermodel miranda kerr a quarter of a billion dollars on this three hundred foot mega yacht called the equity and bankrolling hollywood hit the wolf of wall street about oh the irony but in crimes on an industrial scale the real question is this was this legal. so the. defendants deny the claims and goldman blames those malaysia crimes on
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a few rogue individuals notably goldman's then celebrated star partner tim liason but at the end of that six five years spending spree in twenty fourteen the indictment points out goldman actually promoted him worse liason his guilty plea notes others at the bank helped him conceal bribes what he did even quote very much in line with the culture of goldman sachs that culture thrives thanks to what's called the revolving door where goldman chiefs worldwide made law makers and regulators and vice versa to get elected donald trump railed against goldman as a villain a symbol of the corrupt us establishment but as soon as he got in he filled his team with goldman exacts like gary cohn as chief economic adviser goldman gave cone a living presence pre bribe. it's elizabeth warren dubs it's a quarter of a billion dollars carrie cohen picks out these sacks full of money goes into government and rewrites the tax laws manages to cram it through and boy did goldman
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once again show savvy investor us in its israel that goldman selling ordinary american products they knew would fail them betting on their failure practices that contributed to the two thousand and eight world economic crash then treasury secretary hank paulson nevertheless handed goldman a ten billion dollar bailout paulson just happened to have been yes you guessed it goldman sachs chief the evidence shows that goldman repeatedly put its own interests and profits ahead of the interests of its clients and our communities when the system finally collapsed under the weight of those toxic mortgages goldman profited from the collapse using a fictitious exchange rate in two thousand and one gold magically disappeared greece's debt so it could cheat its way into the e.u. the bank is said to have trials at an eye watering three hundred million dollar fee in fact greece's debt actually rose and was handed to its citizens suffering to
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this day the greek trick was arranged by this man who infamously said the bank is doing god's work promoted to goldman boss blankfein reportedly met privately with the disgraced merchant at the head of goldman current malaysian malays whole scandal has now spawned a best selling board game clip hopefully to goldman sachs is one of these high level finance capital companies in the us that is very close knit group close to the leaders of power on both sides of the political aisle if they can get away with what they get away united states they can certainly get away with it elsewhere what's going on in malaysia is just the tip of the nice bird schoolyard everywhere they just haven't been caught in the other places it's criminal is the biggest criminal white white collar criminal event i think. of the last century maybe even greater we are on the verge of a of another crisis here financial crisis that will make the last one pale in
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comparison and the goldman sachs and people and businesses like them are at the center of the cause of this. twenty minutes into the program still lots the coming death threats to the family of a rights lawyer in germany sparks a probe into right wing groups within the police more details right after this. 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 show business i'll see if. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you longs to be rich eight point six
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percent markets thirty percent i just want to secure some with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar ai industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one business show you can't afford to miss the one and only. hello again president cos they gave it to us for pulling out of a crucial nuclear weapons treaty saying it could unbalance world security washington and none states withdrawal from the cold war era intermediate range
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nuclear forces treaty in october now the comments from the president came during a speech to russian defense officials. so you were in this was the way it is you will in your social sort of immunity from the us leaving the i.m.f. a nuclear missile treaty could have serious negative consequences so we can in regional and global safety it could collapse the whole architecture of arms control and the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. let's go live now to our correspondent igor who has been following developments tell us igor what more did the president have to say on this matter well you know the russian president vladimir putin has indeed talked a lot about this i.n.f. treaty and how important and crucial it is to international security but also well kind of retreating what he had to say a couple of months ago when the united states just announced their intention to abandon this treaty went back then vladimir putin promised a swift and
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a myriad response and now again underlining this he says that well russia won't spend much time coming up with counter to whatever the united states has in store if it decides to abandon the in their deal but russia's approach to this treaty has been cited by washington as one of the reasons why we want to scrap the deal here is how vladimir putin addressed that. look. there's a reason for the unilateral withdrawal from the i.m.f. the u.s. used the familiar trivial way unsubstantiated accusations of russia violating its obligations under the treaty or the us already violated it themselves and did it a long time ago. is one of the reasons why vladimir why the united states want out of the treaty another one is the fact that there is only it is only binding russia and washington and leaving other countries while addressing that flood and putin
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has said that while he doesn't really see a problem in adding in inviting more. countries to sign this deal as well but in general he of course has spent a lot of time emphasizing the importance of this deal to global security because back then when it was struck between the soviet union and the united states it was viewed as the deal that stopped the arms race that was fueled by the called war and now largely it is viewed as this containing factor that is not allowing this arms race to repeat itself nowadays now but this treaty wasn't the only thing that lattimer putin spoke to all the generals all the many many star generals i should say he has been facing today at the russia's defense ministry he also talked about russia's plans for about the plans for the russians military he said that the nuclear triad will be paid
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a great deal of attention to also he said that the key that the focuses of russia's military development will be digital technologies and unmanned aerial vehicles maybe not even just aerial but in general unmanned warfare so these are the focuses of russia for twenty team russia president also talked a lot about the military budget and how with the united states viewing moscow as its main adversary well how the budgets of russia and the united states simply don't match but he has emphasized that the new strategic weaponry that russia has featured this year is what allows russia to remain its defensive capabilities it is important that the russian president has stayed strictly on defensive capabilities when it comes to russia's military so this is pretty much the very quick gist of what the russian president had to say all right thanks for taking us through all the. live in toronto in moscow. it has been revealed
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a death threat against the two year old daughter of a german turkish lawyer last august prompted an investigation into police in frankfurt authorities in the german city suspect that their right wing extremist cell is operating within the force's ranks the probe has now reportedly spread to other forces in the region the letter was sent by fax and was supposedly son by enough a socialist underground german neo nazi terrorist group on covered in twenty eleven the n.s.u. is responsible for ten murders mostly of immigrants the lawyer sees it's quite usual for her to get threats but this time it was different i receive up to fifty written threats or insults on every day and usually i don't care but this time they mentioned my daughter by name and knew her age and my address was also in the fax my personal data is not publicly accessible it can only be obtained by the authorities will say is
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a german lawyer of turkish origin who represents the victims of far right file and she was involved in a five year long trial of an n.s.u. member who was sentenced to life in prison for multiple murders in july this year the threats started soon after well according to local media investigators have already found evidence that an officer searched for information on the lawyer without having any reason to do so no the initial probe discovered that a group of officers have exchanged nazi symbols and remarks such as the out in shut rooms five of whom have been suspended and indeed the case has sparked outrage. whoever shares right wing extremist ideas propagate xenophobia threats and repulsive violence and uses police instruments for his actions has no business in our police which is firmly grounded in the constitution radicals have no business
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with the police and they must not be given a pass otherwise the trust the police enjoy in our country will be destroyed yeah lots of reaction to this we heard from an m.p. from germany's left party who believes the investigation should be checking all government bodies in the country there was probably a right wing cell in what is a front truck. and that is very worrying i don't think that right we extremism is only coming from. there are always powered off for state structures. as one of the true dreaded a right wing i would be i think the government should do more about this should be not cover up or the issue was and real investigation are all indications that state structures are as well and often there's a lot of cover up of the issues. delving deeper into the
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