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it was an. act. that. 6 people are confirmed dead and hundreds more injured in post-election protests which of abrupt in the indonesian capital of jakarta. the al nusra front a terrorist group attacks syrian army positions in syria is a new province using tanks and vehicles filled with explosives. and the u.n. hands the united kingdom a defeat in a dispute over the che cause islands in the indian ocean calling on london to cede control of the territory within 6 months.
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to. a very warm welcome you're watching r.t. international with me and. our top story this hour 6 people have been killed and 200 injured during a protest in the capital of indonesia after the results of the presidential election was announced. think. was. was. was extra week. protesters clashing with the police as they've been growing and breaking like a child and mother tiles and the police have been trying to disperse the crowd and
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firing tear gas and this is the 2nd day that. these protests and been going on and they are protesting at the field near the election supervisor agency building 35 still trying to control the situation. and the president of south dakota as they should and say that. they will not tolerate anyone who interferes with the security and democracy processes of the country. and beyond also arrest about 100 people when. these protests. protest started on tuesday shortly after the central election committee confirms the victory of current president's djoko we don't know however several 1000 supporters of his opponent retired military general be on time to talk
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to the street the opposition leader claims there was widespread cheating and he's going to challenge the results counterterrorism specialist down there and ranch police radical islamists are penetrating political groups in indonesia to propagate definitely provided if. the situation now in indonesia is getting a little bit serious due to the fact that political is. been evolving fairs in the southeast asian countries especially in indonesia so we see extreme a's and radicals gaining popularity in political parties or position parties such as what for inspiring knowing in the major radical islam is very extreme with groups of penetrating political parties who now enter into political limelight where they can actually probably and propagate ideology go believe or be
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a political needs in these countries. the u.n. general assembly has voted overwhelmingly 116 to 6 in favor of a resolution calling on the u.k. to give the cherry glass islands in the indian ocean back to militias within 6 months even we didn't expect support for the u.k. to go into single figures more importantly this is happening despite the huge huge pressure on national guard patrols and the u.n. . the expulsion of locals from the islands has been described as one of the worst examples of britain's days as a colonial power a community of displaced islanders in london has been campaigning for decades for the right to be resettled there is about silence from the change are silent as movement told as even with the favorable un vote political powers shouldn't forget forget talking to the displaced locals we have done so much we have suffered so
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much and they were still suffering our identity our work. our belong our belongings our culture all this were robbed from us it is about time to rewrite all the wrongs doing consider us as human beings just do the right things. and start dialoguing leave the show so that we can move forward we will stand up for ourself and keep fighting for our voice to be heard and to be respects to be treated with dignity so that we can go back home. and shake our silence have been at the center of a decades long dispute between britain and malicious which in the 1960 seat of the territories in exchange for independence plus $3000000.00 pounds without moving large the united states in 970 want to build
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a military base in diego garcia the largest tolls are brought in a victim about one and a half 1000 islands to make room for the u.s. air base diego garcia was an important launch pad for u.s. missions in iraq and afghanistan the u.s. lease runs until 2036 and washington was among the only fix countries who went against the u.n. resolution. earlier this year the international court of justice ruled that britain illegally split the islands and should return to militias but didn't reject the ruling and took the issue to the general assembly and 17 only 15 delegates opposed to colonise ation bit some of the u.k. also aren't happy about britain's claim to the islands. this is not a matter of degree for the general assembly it's a bilateral sovereignty dispute between the united kingdom and more rich it is a complete case of double standards and in fact many african nations will
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have voted. in favor of the england giving it up right now the big occupier of this island is not the u.k. there are some staffers from the military because it's all military but it's the united states that the whole lot of them drawn have. got a stand over the past few years came from this base it's also the the there's also a prison there a kind of more isolated version of one time and i think at best what we can expect might be some kind of financial compensation for the. living in marriages it's sad to say but to keep quiet unless we see political change elsewhere and unless the united states decides that it wants to change its foreign policy for good.
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just as peace and calm had seemingly returned to syria there's reference terrorist group has struck syrian army positions in serious province according to the russian defense ministry the terrorists used tanks and vehicles filled with explosives in the attack our senior correspondent wired gauthier has more. well it was incredibly violent this late in the civil war by any measure this was an absolutely huge. which is via a widely viewed as. does winning in syria formerly known as. nusra front they fielded a lot of manpower a lot of equipment for this particular offensive we're talking about for example 500 yards in one specific offensive 7 tanks 30 pickup trucks a quip with various gardens a.p.c.'s as well as to jihad move beals as they've come
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to call vehicles packed with explosives driven by suicide bombers all of this in an effort to take comfort in the. town held by the syrian military apparently the syrians held off against 3. 3 such attacks killing more than $150.00 terrorists jihad ists but eventually according to some sources kaffir. fell. the terrorist also launched a number of a number of missiles at the russian airbase in may mean in syria not all of them reach the vicinity of the airbase but those that pose the threat were apparently
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destroyed by air defenses interestingly enough the united states comments injuring the u.n. security council meeting called these attacks in significant in the grand scheme of things but the u.n. security council none too pleased about this offensive. neither the syrian army nor the russian air force have been waging military operations against civilians or civilian infrastructure russia and the regime's decision to launch airstrikes. sends a terrible signal of disregard toward the u.n. political process russia has claimed this so called return strikes surgical i quote surgical precision i hope i do not need medical treatment. if surgical accuracy means what we've seen. we refuse to consider terrorists as untouchable and will continue to fight them despite the objections of some of our partners united states reader it's that any escalation in violence in northwest syria would destabilize the region. we have our own view on who is destabilizing
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the region as often happens the islamists are now crying foul saying that. forces the syrian military has gassed them used chemical weapons remarkably there is there's been no mention of al qaida in the united states press statement in what they've said about this in their. statements regarding what is happening in the lead now. it's very interesting because h.t.s. as it is rebranded denies any affiliation with al qaida their behavior is still the same they were branded but they're still executing infidels they're still you know sending suicide bombers to bomb civilian targets in syria so nothing's changed in their behavior so imagine our surprise when we did some digging on these
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chemical allegations and we found that the initial source was h.t.s. . in syria nevertheless the united states hasn't got so far as to blame the syrian government and so far they've said that they can't verify any of these allegations bombing attacks which have been indiscriminate in very vicious. 152200000 people in. most of whom are already internally displaced people to move again to temporary housing and create a huge burden on our very broad humanitarian effort that we in the interest of the international community are making sure we're watching this very closely also the reports of chemical weapons use so far we cannot confirm it but we are watching it incredibly interesting situation they're spending billions of dollars the united states europe their allies billions of dollars fighting isis their affiliates all over the world yet when it comes to syria i cried as big as stronghold in the
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world the safest haven anywhere in the world they're taking them seriously and taking their allegations regarding chemical attacks seriously and demanding that the syrian government hold its offensives against al qaida as i say a remarkable situation. let's go live now to author and historian gerald horn mr han thank you for joining us on the program now the syrian army is facing criticism for starting this new anti terror operation and why is that. i think it's because the damascus based regime is known to be close to iran and iran is now in the crosshairs put in the crosshairs by washington as you know washington has dispatched a major naval flotilla to the neighborhood of iran iran has suggested that
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president trump has been issuing so-called quote unquote sweeps threatening iran not only that but iran is the major supporter of syria iran is a major supporter of has a law in neighboring lebanon which as you know has a an arsenal of thousands of missiles and hezbollah all for israel to a standstill more than a decade ago united states has backed and recognized israel's existence of the golan heights which is syrian territory so if you put all of that together you may be under able to understand why washington is standing aside while these terrorists are wreaking havoc in syria at the province of idlib in syria is believed to be the main terrorist stronghold left in the country how is it possible to fight terrorism without targeting the place where they concentrated. well that is a question is it not and that is
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a question that should be posed to the united states' representative at the united nations but i doubt if you'll get a straight answer when that question is posed we all know that there are states to repeat is threatening iran is threatening iran because iran is a stumbling block to the disintegration of syria not only that but iran and syria as well has major reserves of oil and you may recall that when he was running for president in 2016 mr trump said that the major problem with the invasion and overthrow of saddam hussein and rock was that the united states did not take the oil he does not plan to make that so-called mistake again and obviously he's threatening iran and he's threatening syria because of oil. it seems that western governments believe tara should be force in many parts of the watch for example in yemen and in africa that said the act has taken a dalit and seem to be treated differently do you think there's
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a double standard here it's clearly a double standard and keep in mind as well that there are larger stakes at play as you know more than most russia has a substantial population of muslim origin and muslim descent so does china these 2 nations or seen is public enemy number one and 2 is for us washington is concerned washington has not ruled out the possibility of targeting russia and china by dent of deploying religious zealots who profess to be muslim and you have to take that into consideration when considering why it is that there is a double standard with regard to fighting terrorism is there another possible course of action that the syrian government could take towards atelier province. it's difficult to say what they could do as you know there have been credible allegations that the terrorists have been using chemical weapons and then trying to
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point the finger of accusation at the damascus based regime chemical weapons are clearly weapons of mass destruction and when you have such actions taking place on the battlefield it's difficult to imagine what else the damascus based regime could do to limit casualties. author and historian gerald holmes thank you for your time and thanks for joining us on the program. a major u.s. effort what companies have put pressure on president trump to make the escalating trade conflict with china and other news coming up in just a minute. you know world's big partisan movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to get the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever
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we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bats and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. with your make this manufactured consensus to the public well. when the ruling class is protect themselves. with the famous merry go round listen to the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. the real news is really.
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a comeback the us state department says it has intelligence suggesting the syrian government is planning chemical attacks and is vowing a quick response it comes as donald trump claims he's being pressured by the u.s. almost industry to keep thousands of american soldiers in syria callup more than reports. so who sets us foreign policy well when it comes to the projection of military force of the constitution and common sense says that's the president here's how george w. bush put it but i'm the decider and i decide what is best but recent statements from donald trump throw that into question here is what he said if you do have a military industrial complex they do like war you know in syria with the caliphate so i wipe out 100 percent of the caliphate i shall want to bring our troops back home to place one crazy they want to keep it there you have people here in wa she
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want it they never want to leave some day people will explain what this is and if you will do have you do have a group and they call it the military just a couple so according to trump he wanted to bring troops back from syria but he was compelled to leave several 100 of them there why well according to him the usa has quite a powerful military industrial complex and if our president is fighting against it it seems that he's hiding this fight rather well recently donald trump appointed patrick shanahan as his new secretary of defense shanahan spent 30 years at boeing which is one of the largest defense contractors in the united states and one of the world's biggest arms manufacturers and like many other companies contracted by the pentagon boeing is having a great year. folks in this industry have actually pointed to what they call the trump effect have you seen that in terms of our allies and our spending not only
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have i seen we think it's the best time we've ever seen in a long time for the defense industry but it's not just the truck presidency that has been a boon to the military industrial complex many different political leaders in the united states have campaigned on a platform of peace and then expanded wars once they've taken office. nations making progress toward freedom will find america is their friend. we're promoter of values will. we've lost thousands of american lives spent nearly a trillion dollars. in the words and all of the calls of fighting a war for well over 5 years in a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the 911 attacks.
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i will never send our finest into battle unless necessary and i mean absolutely miss and will only do so if ringback we have a plan for victory with a capital. it's as if we've learned nothing from history the 34th us president dwight eisenhower warned the public about unwarranted influences when he left office over 60 years ago in the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought. by the military industrial complex. the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. we must never let the weight of this combination in danger our liberty our
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democratic process we should take nothing for granted. in american people don't want war so the president always run as the peace candidate and then you know inevitably they start wars even richard nixon during the vietnam war it was only elected because he was seeing he had a secret plan for ending the vietnam war as it turned out the secret plan was to escalate the work and add more troops and enlarged. you know these large monopolistic companies wanting to get a huge bunch of money they like threats of war they like active war of the. you know they're the other warmongers and they have an enormous amount of influence and that commensurate with the amount of money that they put in campaigns . in the u.s. dozens of major thought where companies have penned an open letter to donald trump
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urging him to halt plans tariffs on china and some of the ongoing trade war with beijing the companies say consumers will suffer from the terrorists. adding a 25 percent tax increase on top of these tariffs would mean some working american families could pay a nearly 100 percent duty on their shoes this is unfathomable your proposal to add tariffs on all imports from china is asking the american consumer to foot the bill it is time to bring this trade war to an end earlier donald trump hikes duties from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200000000000.00 worth of chinese goods despite the moves the president believes he will reach a new trade deal with beijing china in retaliation plans to raise import tariffs to 25 percent from next month till a deal is reached the trade spats between the world's 2 largest economies has been somewhat of a spiritual raising challenge in china with this song viral. oh
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. come on. meanwhile british mobile operators 80 and vodafone have dropped 20 ways devices from the launch of their 5 g. networks the company is all trying to distance themselves from the chinese tech giant off the washington twal way telecoms equipment in the u.s. steve keen crown funded professor of economics on patry on believes the only way to counter washington is to create an alternative to the u.s. dollar. america is the oil is the only issue of american goes the american center is it and the private banks and create money if the federal reserve decides to borrow a trillion dollars worth of bonds it can do that and in fact it's been doing it every year for the last 10 years of what they call quantitative easing so china could say his is a $1000000000.00 bonds and american say here's
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a $1000000000.00 in your bank account what else have you got and it would be irrelevant because if i knew the american dollar tried you have a higher demand for the dollar than you would have it was just boring it's american goods it's something in between 3100 percent of cross than it should be so of course it's always going to run a tri deficit so the only real way out is to is to design an alternative montresor system that doesn't use the american dollar for international trade and i know china russia and europe are talking about that tookie as well with a different system i sincerely hope one of those develops and takes away the capacity that america has to weaponize international trade. those are the headlines for you for this hour we're back in 30 minutes with the latest see them.
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only answering an era the end of flag money no money with flags on it or portrait of an open tate or royal person good day. this is a story about what happens auster a stray bullet kills a young girl in the streets. what happens to her family and daughters in florida you know the mother daughter is buried in a cemetery it really messes with your head what happens to the community the public was screaming for a scapegoat the police needed a scapegoat so why not choose a 19 year old black kid with a criminal record who better to pen this than him and what happens in court.
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shocked shocked as far as we do. we don't know this is true. and to this fortunately you. will still not know. this is broadcasting the around the world uncovering the world of business and finance and upon us all i'm daniel britto in washington and i'm the i found that today as the world his superpowers continue to exchange trade blows and. may not all be bad is for some nation professor richard wells joins us to break down how
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some neighbors on china's doorstep are capitalizing # on the trade turmoil and finally boeing is back under fire again this time from beyond america's borders from china to europe to correspondent alex mann little bits gives us an aerial view of boeing's turbulent situations all of that is directly ahead but 1st we have some headlines let's go. huawei continues to make headlines today as the u.k. mobile carriers vodafone drop while away devices from their 5 g. network both carriers were set to include weiwei but given the u.s. is government ban was always future looks uncertain while way runs on android outside of china but the ban prevents us from buying u.s. goods including the crucial android license this throws how future software updates will work and whether it will have access to the google app store into question both carriers refuse to launch the product until they can assure customers of long
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term usability holloway is not without options in spite of the ban as the 2nd largest phone maker in the world qualities sheer size could create the one true competitor to us and drive as amazon had previously demonstrated with kendall building an android work devoid of google is entirely possible and with its millions of loyal fans all over the world holloway may realize that google isn't essential or even sun troll to the android experience on their phone. shows and qualcomm have been severely depressed following news they cannot do business with wall way one of its biggest customers today the sakata hammered again as u.s. district judge lucy cove ruled that qualcomm used on lawful anti-competitive practices to license patents for modems used in mobile phones the lawsuit was filed in 2017 by the us federal trade commission.

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