just try reading. some. world leaders arrive in a japanese city or soccer for what could be a turbulent g. 20 gathering this year's session is expected to be dominated by trade tensions the climate crisis and the threat of conflicts in the persian gulf. in the run up to the forum president donald trump screamed threatening china with a further $325000000000.00 worth of tariffs that's as is agriculture secretary complains and u.s. farmers are bearing the brunt of the trade for. american farmer the casualty in this trade war i think they are one of the casualties they are the traders who up should. also head iran's foreign minister gerard saudi accuses the
white house of violating international laws and norms with its threats obliterate his country. and the un special rapporteur on torture pens an impassioned defense of whistleblower julian a song he says has been the victim of a relentless smear campaign. just go alone pm here in moscow watching our teams and national on daniel walk ins rove you are welcome to the program. the leaders of the world's major economic powers have arrived in japan for the g. 20 summit which gets underway on friday president putin will be among the heads of state in attendance he is expected to meet with donald trump on the sidelines reporting from osaka here. let me just give you
a feeling of downtown austin could just before the main events of the some of the roads are almost deserted and it is very quiet. while there's something that explains it easily this area is filled with some very important people who say they want to get together to sort out what's troubling the world nowadays because i'm very happy to be here for the g. 20 where the challenges are great but let me be honest with you for several previous g. 20 gatherings in a row journalist were really hungry for formal round table discussions for how the president and the prime ministers were reading out their vision for global development what mattered most back then and what matters most right now are so called by last when to the leaders sit right next to each other and deal with what
piled up between their 2 countries by the way the japanese prime minister shinzo abhi will be welcoming some of his guests because medieval summarize. so what are these sort of say golden by lots of this year the american president and the chinese leader everyone wants to know what's going to happen with the trade wars next especially after what happened to chinese tech giant huawei another highlight well that's easy to guess donald trump together with the russian president vladimir putin by the way i was told that we are approaching a hotel where one of them is staying the raul hotel. yes indeed this is the home of law. and also go.
ahead doesn't look that cost to me let's see if we can try and get in a few hours before the president was. obvious the special type of id was required to get in there. face to face was also meant to be one of the highlights but let me remind you what happened just before mr trump got on his plane i'll have a very good conversation was a what i said to him is none of your business there's a possibility i'm meeting with russia i'm meeting with john i'm meeting with many countries were meeting with many countries obviously everything could change at the very last moment here too but compared to walk mr trump said before he had to also go. based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to
ukraine from russia i have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in argentina with president vladimir putin so the protesters that were just really gather in the whole cities for these kind of events might want to change their agenda a little bit the g. 20 summit isn't any longer that much about the group of 20 itself or globalization right now it has a different twist to it. geopolitical expert. told us that any launch of the shifting balance of global power meetings on the sidelines of this year's g. 20 will be particularly significant. what you experience seeing is in your. psych your. job critics your world it means new power our own merging varies a great power rivalry which dominates the scene and multilateral organizations
are less and less the center of. attention of great power us and we can see that as g 20 the ability of our d.d.'s and meetings to be more important g 20 summit said if it's a new i know we've for the new american doctrine america 1st of before jetting off to japan donald trump threatened to hit all remaining imports of chinese goods to the u.s. with tariffs that's if a trade deal isn't struck in japan. they want to make a deal they want to make a deal more than i do let me put it back now ok they want to make a deal i've already done fraser one phrase one is 25 percent 250000000000 i haven't done to raise 2 years now phase 2 doesn't have to be 25 percent it could be 10 percent which people can absolutely and of the united states has so far impose tariffs on $250000000000.00 worth of chinese imports so what it sees as unfair
trade practices among washington's concerns are beijing subsidies to chinese companies it's restrictions on competition as well as alleged intellectual property theft china for its part has placed import tariffs on $110000000000.00 worth of american goods that's hit the u.s. agricultural sector particularly hard at china's of course its largest export market accounting for almost 20 percent of overseas sales in 2017 artie's came the more pain has more on the story. one section of the u.s. economy is certainly on edge and that is the agricultural sector farmers have long been upheld as almost sacred in americana from the writings of thomas jefferson idealizing the yeoman to the iconic speech of paul harvey delivered in 1978 and on the age. gone looked down on his planet paradise and said i need a caretaker so god made a farmer god sent i need somebody with me to get up before dawn milk cows were told
to go in the fields no cows again each summer then go to town and stay fashion the night of the meeting of the school board so god made a farmer now you would think that farmers would be a central focus of drums promise to make america great again after all it was the agricultural states like iowa wisconsin and minnesota where trump won big however at this point as the trade war with china continues farmers aren't winning they're hurting bad more farmer but. a little straight war i think they are one of the casualties they are the trade disruption yes but trump says the farmers should just take it after all it's for their own good in the long term we were going to help out a farmers we will ensure that our farmers get the relief they need and very very quickly it's a good time to be a farmer this claim doesn't match the actual numbers look at soybeans corn and wheat production at this point the midwestern heartland of the united states is already suffering from d.m.
dust realisation and now it's seeing its agricultural base plummet income of american farmers has dropped to half of what it was in 2013 and the rate of debt of farmers has reached $427000000000.00 the highest it's been since the farm crisis of the 1980 s. farmers are also defaulting on their loans left and right the highest rate that it has been in 7 years and 3 months a lot of us were forced with the clones to keep our businesses afloat but yet some businesses were so far and the banks wouldn't give them their operating loans for the your prices for. greens and stuff have gone down significantly that we're unable to pay more of our bills and get the banks paid off to get our loans back in check with the banks that they don't threaten to shut us down their moods a nigger culture community are very stressful it's theirs angers everything else our planting window this year has been so long from the wet spring that we've had half the farmers don't even have all their crops they need to feed their animals or make a livelihood this year in the ground it's very stressful and very irritating now
farmers received a $16000000000.00 subsidy in the hopes of making up for what they cannot sell to china but it was only a drop in the bucket the bread basket at the center of the american economy seems to now be on the chopping block as trump plays his art of the deal game with the 2nd largest economy on earth a lot of voices have to be asking how much longer. r.t. new york. now the g 20 will also be overshadowed to some extent by the crisis in the persian gulf and the risk of conflict that on wednesday iran's foreign minister. zarif sharply criticized the american president's bullish behavior as well as threats to annihilate the islamic republic president trump should remember that we don't live in the 18th century there is a united nations tried to and threat of force. and when asked most recently about the possibility of conflict with the wrong trump posted it wouldn't be
a long affair but said he doesn't see conflict something should happen where diverse drunk position it wouldn't last very long i can tell you that it would not last very long and i'm not talking boots on the ground i'm not talking we're going to send millions old use it but i'm just saying if something would happen it wouldn't last very long and despite trumps numerous warnings that iran could be heading for obliteration the us secretary of states might compose says he believes to ron is wholly responsible for the current tensions. america has done everything it can to deescalate if there is conflict there is war there is a connecticut cuba because the arabians made that choice of the trump administration for the past year has been waging what it's called a maximum pressure campaign against iran has been attempting to financially strangle the country while deployed additional troops as well as a carrier strike group to the middle east the mounting tensions between washington
and tehran in recent weeks have been of particular concern to iraq which is allied to both sides its president has warned that he will not allow america to use his country to launch any military action against their neighbors the american troops the coalition troops in iraq again at the invitation of the iraqi government for the specific exclusive mission of fighting isis we do not want to be a staging post foot any hostile action against any of our neighbors including iran tensions escalated between tehran and washington when the us abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal last year is the view of an radian journalist on relations between the 2 states. the fresh air or the approach that the americans or their allies have had toward iran has impact that this behavior iran now we are in this collection more than the region as a result of the united states withdrawal from the nuclear deal and then followed by
maximum pressure against iran on the one side we're seeing the americans talking about the goetia on the other hand they're using military threats as well as economic war against the country this shows inconsistency as well as i think ambiguity in their policies because i think donald trump is enjoying advisors who have conflict viewpoints towards iran and other international issues and this has caused this broad chaos to the white house in relation and is of iran the solution in the region needs cooperation and talks and diplomacy between different sides in the region this is the argument of iran. the un special rapporteur on torture has once again highlighted his concerns over the case of wiki leaks founder julian assange is now accusing the media of ignoring the alleged inhumane treatment of the whistleblower outlets like the guardian the
washington post and reuters have reportedly declined to publish that u.n. officials latest report no smelts or told us the reasons he was given for the refusal some of them said it wasn't high enough on their news agenda some of them said that it was not within their core area of interest but you know there have been reporting all of them on the case of julian assange when it was about his character and his skin to board and kind of the allegations that he smeared excrements on the walls but when you have a serious piece that actually tries to do you might ask this public narrative to actually show the facts below it then they're not interested. the special operator earlier highlighted a song his prison conditions as a major concern he's currently serving a 50 week sentence in the u.k. for skipping bail back in 2012 and was the meltzer also brought up other issues last month saying lawyer visits have been limited and too short as well as access
to case files and documents lacking here is the official again. i think it's very important to point out i knew that i was going to get into a very politicized environment when i visited julian assange i didn't know him before so i took with me 2 experienced medical experts a psychiatry and a forensic expert and have worked for decades in examining torture victims just to get a objective scientific medical basis for my assessment and what they found is a person who shows all the symptoms that are typical for a person who has been exposed to prolong psychological torture he has been exposed to public mobbing now that's a slippery slope you know we will be in a debate when it's to side it's done in mobbing basically is something like mudslinging that's not torture yet but when you start exposing a isolated individual who cannot defend himself with a sustained campaign of shaming of humiliation of ridicule of even death threats
and call for his assassination and he's completely isolated then that can cause severe psychological trauma the foreign secretary jeremy hunt is my counterpart in the u.k. and i asked him for authorization to visit during our sanjay in order to examine the situation and the risk of torture and so he knew precisely what i was going to do and when obviously they didn't like the result of my observations now all of the sudden this should be meddling in the judicial process it is my mandate to examine whether to digicel proceedings are fair whether they are in compliance with human rights and whether or whether we have come to come to the conclusion that rather we are observing judicial harassment that are designed to put under un due pressure and to actually break him psychologically. or we also spoke to swedish program our own digital privacy activist all of beenie he was released last week from prison in
ecuador after being arrested only very same day as jude in a songe back in april he was accused of trying to hack government computers and then you told us his case was politically motivated and that prosecutors allegedly tried to link him to the songs he says though he's never worked for we can eat i feel persecuted because public official from going on t.v. lying about my case and then giving conflict in after money i feel persecuted because my legal rights have been broken repeatedly and many many times over this process i can't tell you what the reasons are behind it but i can tell you that it's politically motivated and there are 2 main reasons why i say this the 1st one is that during the 1st 3 hearings the reasons the judges gave for keeping me in prison were not actually compatible with ecuador law my initial detention was illegal which was confirmed by the habeas corpus tribunal last week and finally the
president and the minister of interior has repeatedly gone on television show. saying several different strands about my case that they didn't contradict it when they gave witness testimony 2 weeks ago. a washing powder has triggered a gender equality rally in pakistan the brand owned by american multinational procter and gamble opted to show women taking on traditionally more male roles. nothing can be. inverted mint has drummed up plenty of reaction on social media with some people even calling for authorities to take action against the new product boycott burial where muslim and we love our culture or
religion and no rituals the government should take strict action against ariel brand i miss my request to all my dear pakistanis that please boycott ariel a soon as possible because religion comes 1st and this is our responsibility to protect our religion boycotts ariel prime minister of pakistan we want ariel cloth washing detergents banned in pakistan immediately for driving and spreading anti islamic campaigns through media. now we are asked some media commentators whether the detergent ad was right to push the boundaries of social norms in pakistan. i don't think it's a big u.s. companies job to insert themselves into pakistani culture or if it was women speaking up against their own culture that would be one thing but i feel that it's very wrong for a western company to come in and insert themselves in a culture that maybe isn't adapted the same way that american culture has and a lot of these women it has been their position and their desire to see
a change within their country their desire has been for women to have more rights to you know education to financial stability financial empowerment that's come from within the culture so for these women to be on the commercial simply gives them a platform to add enhanced their voice that they've already been using this kirshner may set back that agenda this commercial may set back that initiative for these women this commercial may create children are you married at the age of wiki a gallon can it be i understand how much but we're not sure brady and. it is an american company and tailgating them said oh are willing to you don't want to buy it you claim saying how i see any women i think they're really pushing the envelope when they're dealing with sharia law and just like i don't want sharia law to come here to america and take over my western american values i don't necessarily think
i think it's very confrontational to go into a country that does have shari'a and insert western values there has never in the history i'm just curious if you're going to acknowledge that any type of knowledge that without women in america who are willing to speak you're not going to acknowledge if we were in america in the 19th 20th it were not about women sitting up it was not america up against not america if we were in america at its peak you would tell that it is not a marilyn to speak up against lavery because it would put people at risk of being lynched. companies have challenge and at times over look staunchly conservative values in other countries too. came under fire for a video showing a woman driving in a saudi arabia critics described it as slow them over the oppression of women face in the gulf kingdom but an advertising specialist told us it's simply the nature of the industry. brands need to find a way to cook through the muscle humiliation. and resell by one when we're doing
that is to be controversial and that means not objective if they don't cook through if they don't have impact they can succeed in getting consumers to make choices and . they will offend a number of people going to doing so but it's very effective. marketing and potentially increasing sales which. when you get went down to it that's there and then runs on that road that's why they exist and they have to make profits they have to reach new consumers and invite them into the. front row and i'm not what they're doing very creatively. the u.s. national security agency has reportedly been unmasked in yet another case of illegal surveillance in new reports claim the n.s.a. has been collecting the phone data of citizens without proper authorization these documents only confirm that the surveillance program is beyond redemption and should be shut down for good the n.s.a.'s collection of americans call records is
too sweeping the compliance problems too many and evidence of the program has value all but nonexistent there is no justification for leaving the surveillance power in the n.s.a.'s hands. now according to the american civil liberties union n.s.a. data collection peaked last october with the agency using an unnamed mobile company to gather the information or the scale of the over collection and the specifics of the data that was swept up is still unclear now this comes on the back of a very similar incident that took place in 2015 back then data on hundreds of millions of phone calls was picked up including on the time and to ration it was later claimed all the information had been deleted the n.s.a. though has declined to comment on the latest case but called the entire situation and unintentional mistake. while n.s.a. lawfully so data pertaining to foreign power engage in international terrorism the
provide to produce an accurate data and data beyond which and i say sort of frankly i wouldn't trust anything they're telling you koblick lee because if you notice if you look back through that time and look at all the testimony in the public record . in congress the vast majority of it's been lies from the intelligence community i mean you know from the clapper through alexander all of them they don't own up to what they're really doing under the upstream program they're collecting all the e-mails all the chatter on everything on the fiber optic network as well as you know all the phone calls it which means they get the metal data as well as the content of the phone calls as well there is no oversight of the upstream program none whatsoever because even the f.b.i. and the da and the cia access that data directly they don't they don't have any oversight of what they're doing with it no country in the world can trust their intelligence agencies once they once they close those secret doors they don't really know they only know what the secret intelligence agencies will tell them
they don't know any more than that and they can't really verify anything that those agencies are doing. an exhibition of all things military the annual forum army 29 team has been taking place just outside of moscow this thursday it's been a showcase of cutting edge technology here in russia with a foreign audience watching on very own egos not off to. army $21000.00 it is the event for russian and international manufacturers alike to take their brand new weapons and technologies and showcase them to the world i mean look just here we have dozens if not hundreds of pieces of military equipment full fugit exposition warehouses and this is just the geographically central part of the exposition you can take a bus and check out the naval part of the expo you can check out the military drill site and see some of these pieces of hardware in action or you can take another bus and go to an airfield and enjoy the airshow it's an international event so
companies here are often not competitors but partners and representatives from russia and from abroad are side by side here it's a battle of the brands for exposure here manufacturers resort to all sorts of tricks to attract more attention to their creations from a group seeking solutions like this one to a life sized iron man mask right over here and something with a clear field can children as well because tomorrow already this place is expected to be swarming with families with kids. right next to machines of war and with your section where you can not just try something on but gear up to. the hour those are not what they see and this is the latest interpretation of an
unmanned drone i mean apart from a clearly only theological disguise this thing can pinpoint narrowed down the location of a target to 10 meters something clearly would be the attention of the commander in chief. it seems there's nothing military you. do here you can go window shopping you can buy something for personal use on a corporate scale you can play around with various interactive models or if you get impressed enough i guess you can even in the list in the armed forces. that's it for this hour just coming up to help us on here in moscow back in 30 minutes will latest global headlines.
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