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italy's prime minister announces his resignation amid bitter tensions in the coalition that's offered the interior minister. of creating unworkable conditions calling for snap election. headlines u.s. attorney general william removes the acting director of prisons off the suicide of geoffrey epstein to discuss the conditions at the jail where upstream took his life with his former lawyer. is fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey actually did not belong in that facility to begin with. the u.s. confirms its 1st ever test of a cruise missile previously by treaty signed between moscow and washington in more than 30 years.
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the content being here in moscow thanks for joining us and our team to national dan hawkins with you tonight welcome to the program. a more than a year of tensions in italy's ruling coalition have come to a head with the italian prime minister. offering his resignation so after the country's interior minister called for a vote of no confidence once again leaves italy in a deep political crisis. well that resignation over its nice prime minister said because they had been widely speculated for the last few days and now it's happening forced plunging into a fresh political crisis in his resignation speech on tuesday often you know the police during attack on the deputy prime minister i mean to you even this damage to you is so. beanie over the leak basically accusing him of doing everything to
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profiteer himself and profiteers party but the government and he accused materials so binnie of being the one who's driving the government into crisis make it all up to the parliamentary debate will go to the president of the republic to officially communicate then this government intended my resignation this prime minister well salvini had cooled 2 weeks ago for snap elections amidst the summer holidays in italy saying that the coalition government as it stood was simply workable saying that he just couldn't work under the constraints of back government. on the world of business of the man as those that produce things but it's really demands action so the only thing that italy canada forward is to waste time anyone who is wasting time is doing so because they're afraid of losing this seat we asked that we vote as soon as possible the italians would choose a government to govern us
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a coalition government was formed back in june of 2018 and it was put in or pretty or coupling between the left wing party of the 5 star movement and the anti immigration anti establishment party over the league the 2 coming together to form that government back in june of last year following the elections in march since then what we have seen is a rather rocky road that the partner is having several disagreements including recently about a railway link between france and italy what also has happened is there's been a reversal in the fortunes of the 2 parties since those elections about 14 months ago back then we saw the 5 star movement taking the lion's share of the vote compared to the league and now it seems to flipped on its head with poll suggesting if a vote was held today that the league that's material things party would take some 38 percent of the vote significantly higher than most. the polls say would happen
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to the 5 star movement so what does this all mean for italy now but that's perhaps the $1000000.00 question there is a chance that the feinstein movement to last of the biggest party could now go on to form another coalition government with the parties leading the democratic party led by italy's former prime minister to you frenzy and that was something that's material sylvie actually came to did back today when he launched his own attack in the senate we could also see a technocrat government and national unity government who of course they could be the snap elections let's go live now to all the photo research at the italian electoral italian center for studies thanks for joining us good to have you want today what do you see happening now in italy's government what changes do you think we can see in terms of policies internally and externally as well. well that that's the $1000000.00 question of course of where everybody is on the stand it's not going to be easy to predict the future an italian politics especially in this india
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said so what is going to happen in the next few days that is that the president the republicans are going to have some thoughts with the leaders and might there something of course is going to call for immediate elections and other parties in the center right will join him in the support for the new elections but probably that by something meant ended in look at the he might be open to some kind of a coalition government between the 2 of them so i think that is what is going to happen on that is going to play out in terms of policy that is very hard to predict there especially i mean the 2 never try to form a government together when they try briefly before the last a moment and the leads on dead after their months 1018 elections in the government that collapsed today the 1st a moment then a democratic party indeed to try and briefly to come to an arrangement but the very songs so it is not that easy to understand what the possible government of platform
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of these new coalition will be did consummate the right decision in resigning do you think it's going to put an end to the current political crisis. well i think that was the only more he was left with the real question is was something you're right there in having the government collapse or right now he was hoping to go to the election immediately that they're not that possible coalition would emerge and so the president the republic was forced them to go to the immediate election but maybe even then predicted that lisa bloom is what is happening right now these possible answer between a democracy by the with the rancy very prominent these are opening to the 5 star movement and of the 5 star movement or the my own the current leader of the body the one that these in government we stand beneath is very much unlikely to offer to the democratic party but they fundamentally live in that was the founder of the but he opened himself to the look at the body not there to start but then you barbarians salvini to form
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a government on his own so death move was unpredictable and of course a surprise salvini that now finds himself in a position that he didn't want to be leaving the government there without the possibility of having the new election and go back to the government saw we had in uncharted waters everybody's speaking off salvini many people of course blame him for the government crisis but it is quite a long history does that of short lived governments of resignations as well actually so is this really anything new or is this a month of italian politics. well it is new in the times that the this is happening 1st of all this was the 1st government formed by these 2 parties defy someone and never been in government and their leader previously in government but with certain right governments or so this was a new experimental coalition government and already as you said we have probably seen it start where the shell governments to this unique one was not expected to last
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a bit longer regardless of what that they mean is there is hope the end be clear in the beginning but of course nobody expected these 24 let you know will start so closer to their balance mean approval and this is completely surprising and even m.p.'s from the league didn't really understand why sell any move to so fast in this very moment. going back to how important do you think his role was in conte's resignation in coming full of criticism as of late but do you think he could have survived the vote of no confidence no i don't think you can call them. the leader there at the clear that they were going they ask the 4 non-confidence vote so unless they actually turned around completely and avoided the coffin of silicone to government the government was going to be to not receive the confidence these evening so on to prefer to do that actually offer his resignation without having informal hold of non-confidence by the senate tonight
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just speaking of what it is going through now the moderate crisis is making headlines is that that's what a lot of people a lot of politicians are talking about solving and called to have quite different opinions on what needs to be done to deal with that do you think anything's going to change with qantas resignation. well if the democratic party and i've some woman do we'll find this in a way to form a new involvement with the 2 of them of course and i think they will not implemented in the same policy that suddenly as implemented so to being condit as expressed openly some reservation over the immigration policy that the cabinet has shared to survive as implemented in the past 15 months or but. yesterday we could see actually the cabinet as a whole implemented what so many want in especially on immigration on top i think
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that if the democratic party is going to form a government with by some. less for a more or less 3 were on these migrant sheep if these snuff elections are called and they do go ahead do you how do you think these 2 parties are once again be able to be in government you mentioned this a new coalition one of the parties such as never been in government do you think we could see a repetition of this coalition or will it be a lover of accommodation what is the most obvious and i mean games of immediate election is that the sun being you will run on an additional center right coalition with previous allies like berlusconi spot the and on about in that i can promise of the valley and they would win the election if the election immediately. and i would say that probably they're not going to back and advise them and the world would run separately on their own and they would then drop a losing both of them the elections. the 5 star well i don't think they are sorry
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go ahead aren't go ahead although i do think that we are going to see in new york between the 5 star moment and the league in the immediate future not ok all the proper research at italian center for actual studies thanks for joining us good to have you on today. thank you for having me thank you. u.s. has conducted its 1st test of a 500 kilometer cruise missile type previously burned for over 30 years under a new and now defunct arms control treaty between moscow and washington russia's foreign minister claimed the us was preparing for the test and long before the treaty expired on the 2nd of august. it should be known from october of last year when the us national security advisor john bolton visited us he said that donald trump statement about washington's withdrawal from the treaty is not an invitation to dialogue but a final decision it appears that then or maybe even earlier us started preparing the missile tests conducted on sunday and banned by the treaty the department of
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defense conducted to fly test of the conventionally configured ground cruise missile off the u.s. west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted this target after more than 500 kilometers off light the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty was signed between the 2 rivaling superpowers in the cold war back in 1907 and certain types of short and mid range missiles that expired on the 2nd of august with donald trump saying had no willingness to extend it due to alleged violations by the kremlin russia denied the claims and repeatedly invited washington for talks some parts of the us establishment want welcoming to the idea. the united states must regain the strategic advantage by expediting the development and deployment of a new generation of ground launched missiles now the department of defense will be able to conduct does research and development activities bento to an f. 3 t.
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so the department of defense will still have some building though system they couldn't be full united states has said that this is not nuclear capable and the united states is planning for another test probably in november this one and somewhere between 508000 kilometers a range but the one that they're testing in the ember is miscreants 300-4000 kilometers or range that's another in this series a very unfortunate moves that have been going on for the past couple years at least well we can actually dated back to 2001 with the announcement that the u.s. is going to clear the a.b.m. treaty there's only one major nonproliferation treaty remaining the new start treaty which ends in 2021 and the united states has already indicated that it was certainly pull out of that one also or not when they do that one which means we are on the verge of nuclear anarky. the u.s.
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attorney general william barr has removed the acting director of u.s. prisons from his post after the recent death of disgraced millionaire geoffrey epstein some lawmakers have praised the decision amid concerns over the conditions at the jail where he took his own life. now back in 2007 epstein was convicted of paedophilia at the time he was sentenced to 13 months in prison that was part of a deal signed by then u.s. attorney alexander across the epstein had many friends in high places among them donald trump bill clinton and prince andrew at the time of his death the financier was awaiting trial for sex trafficking offenses he was being held at a facility reserved for the most dangerous criminals among them the drug el chapo epstein had been taken off suicide watch despite having made recent attempts on his own life we spoke to his former lawyer mark furnish he thinks conditions at the jail they have pushed him over the edge. the conditions to
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which he was subjected would buckle even the knees of the strongest among us it's this is one of the toughest federal pretrial detention facilities in the country and the conditions are inhumane epstein was subjected to conditions that were similar to those of guzman but not remotely justified by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapman chapo was alleged to have been he's not a guy who has escaped from prior facilities like guzman was alleged to have done so one would be comparing apples and oranges to liken the 2 to each other but yet their conditions of confinement were strikingly similar and there's something fundamentally wrong with that and what's fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey abstain did not belong in that facility to begin with. just my own
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personal opinion it wouldn't surprise me to learn of anything that might have happened with jeffrey epstein and in my view at that in that facility the real story the real miracle is that we don't hear about these sort of things more about murdered pretrial detainees or suicidal pretrial detainees because the facility. is barbaric and it's a whole it's it's it's like i don't use the word lightly lightly but it's sort of like an american go log for people who have not yet been convicted of anything so the real shock here is that we don't hear about deaths at pretrial oppressive onerous pretrial detention facilities like the m.c.c. more often. any of us could one day find ourselves rightly or wrongly on on the. business and of of the united states department of justice and nobody
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nobody said should be subjected to the conditions that epstein was exposed to for many reasons one of which is that compromises your mental and physical functioning and you can't assist adequately in preparing your own defense and it crushes people we don't really know what happened to mr epstein but but certainly i believe personally that being a locked in a facility like that under extraordinary conditions would logically wreak havoc with one's mind and body so i certainly i certainly believe that they personally that they could have played a role absolutely i mean i think we would be foolish to to deny that but again one doesn't want to treat the symptom while ignoring the disease and the disease is how people are routinely denied bail with a shocking ease given the laws that congress passed allowing prosecutors and judge
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to do that epstein did not belong locked up pending trial and he didn't belong in a hellhole like that before he had been convicted of anything. social media platforms twitter on facebook say they've blocked a number of chinese accounts for allegedly trying to undermine the protests in hong kong. we are disclosing a significant stayed back to informational pression focused on the situation hong kong this disclosure consists of 936 a cancer originating from within the people's republic of china over all these accounts were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in hong kong including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground we removed 7 pages 3 groups and 5 facebook accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in china and focused on hong kong. the protest
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movement in hong kong started back in june over drof legislation and now an extradition of suspects to mainland china the demonstrations have since broadened to other political issues over the last 11 weeks rallies have frequently with police using tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters. don't call to takes a closer look at what's motivating the demonstrators. freedom fair elections democracy it's words like these you'll find throughout the western media coverage of the protests in hong kong but the reality of it is all much more complicated was. it's not just politics motivating the violence racial slurs against people from mainland china can be heard throughout the crowds and seen graffitied on official buildings protesters have also been seen brandishing the infamously racist pepe the
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frog me an internet hate symbol and this is enough phobic violence has even spilled over to protests in other countries i. was. right. this anti china extremism comes from a concept called hong kong exceptionalism the idea that hong kong has more in common with the west than with china because of its british colonial past and that ideologies it here in sa are not exactly shy about their love for all things anti china 6. despite all the american flags and anthem singing donald trump says he had no idea why protests were being blamed on the u.s. but it's cabinet might have an explanation since they've been meeting with one of the opposition's main icons jimmy lie. we should
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lies a self-made billionaire who's made a huge mark on hong kong's opposition movement he landed himself in hot water with beijing back in 2012 when his newspaper published an ad portraying pregnant chinese women as locusts and he's very open about his feelings for american values we need to know that america is behind us but back in our some america is showing moral authority because we are the only place in china which shares your values and is fighting the same battle you have with china but there's another younger and not so rich rebel leader at play here too joshua wong a fresh 22 year old face of revolution a face loved in many quarters of washington to marco rubio was so in all he nominated wong for a nobel peace prize leave it to washington to nominate a leader of violent protests for peace when it suits them agenda the u.s. is very determinately supporting these protesters every arm of the corporate
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media. radio television social media is is raising them and always referring to them as pro-democracy protesters where they're not at all this has nothing to do with democracy and they are determined to sabotage in every way that they can any normal relations intentionally a great deal of confusion among young people who have been pulled into this against their own interests realize the u.s. state department and leaders of the hong kong protest movement to comment on the alleged links we highlighted so far we've not received any response the tensions between beijing and washington are also high over another part of china that's taiwan beijing's furious the trumpet ministrations approved disciple of fighter jets to the island done is warning it will take action if the deal goes ahead. china has made numerous solemn representation to the u.s. on the sale of the f.
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16 v. jets to taiwan the u.s. just about all the consequences triggered by the sale it's $8000000000.00 u.s. dollars it's a lot of money that's a lot of jobs and we know they're going to use the f. $16.00 responsibly or the deal still needs to be approved by the u.s. senate if it goes through there will be the 1st sale of f. 16 fighters to taiwan since 1902 previous requests for jets by taiwan were rejected by the obama administration last month the u.s. state department approves another arms deal with taiwan including $108.00 tanks and more than $200.00 missiles the deal is worth $2200000000.00 at the time beijing also accused the u.s. of meddling saying it would cut ties with every american company involved in the deal or taiwan is officially recognized by only 18 countries the u.s. those been on officially supporting the islands military since the 19 eighties and china sees taiwan as part of its own territory china expert and lee says beijing will point the finger at washington if tensions do escalate. there is some unity in
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washington to go hard on china and some of these folks who are elected they're basically elected with the same funding for the people who got people into the trumpet mr gratian and who fund the think tanks in washington and so it's all basically representing the same elite interests china sees this as an aggressive move by the u.s. to try to provoke them into war the chinese basically up and say that the u.s. is going to be at fault here because there are not being consistent and not honoring promises that were made in previous administrations and so this big departure is going to be on the u.s. and that's where they want to place the blame here if there is any military escalation that happens. with the media awarding russian radiation what
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a trigger stations of following an explosion earlier this month for the military saw in the country's north dakota has been digging deeper into the story. 2 russian radiation money touring stations have resumed operation and this news follows a number of alarming reports that were made earlier by a number of 4 foreign news media claiming that several russian radiation money touring stations went offline allegedly after a nuclear accident that happened in russia north on august 8th now the wall street journal wrote that 4 stations that were designed to detect nuclear radiation all went silent right after the blast the article raised concerns that russia was attempting to conceal avodah nse from the explosion. site the wall street journal quoted. both the executive director of the comprehensive nuclear. we receive data from monitoring stations around the world now he per jack to the
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potential path of the plume from the explosion and posted it on his twitter feed now right after the accident russia send special x. variance to the site to monitor the situation and just yesterday the country's president vladimir putin said that there was no threat of a radiation leak. but there is new and there's new spike in british and levels experts including independent ones monitoring the situation i receive reports from both military and civilian specialists and there's no significant change there but we are still taking precautionary measures to avoid any surprises. me the explosion missile and then with an eyes a top power source killed 5 people and injured and now the 3 now right after the accidents there were indeed very few details of what happened and that mostly
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fueled western tabloids so with the rumors of a true novel like disaster whispered a radiation leak also appearing in the media with sound. even writing about the number of the disease to being higher now later the russian nuclear agency issued a report revealing that the accident happened on a c. platform after a series of trials and that there was no threat of a radiation leak. us democratic lawmakers apologized after pictures showing the market as a nation of president trump went viral illinois state senator martin son of also an entertainment firm hired for one of his fundraiser events was behind them the pictures were posted online by the senator's supporters who were at the fund raising event as well in the photos a man is seen pointing a gun at another person wearing a trump mask the post has provoked quite an outcry. good policy from senator sanders all for the detestable pictures from his event depicting the cessation of
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president trump is too little too late it's inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way if the individual pictured is a star for all volunteer they should be terminated immediately martin some do evil in illinois is further proof it is the democrats who are inciting violence i have yet to see a republican promote such violence every democrat should be asked if they support to disavow this iditarod director at the reactionary times believes violent behavior has become increasingly normal amongst some parts of the left. well unfortunately the rhetoric from the liberal left has continued to get more and more violent and this is becoming increasingly accepted by the left in the mainstream media continues to blast this message oh we're seeing an increase in violent behavior from the left people complain about supposedly negative you know divisive
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rhetoric from president trump but i've never seen a president from stage a mock assassination of any of his democratic opponent what happens is it has the potential to radicalize the weak minded you know today's assassinations become tomorrow's assassination attempts. more than 30 children in the south of france have been dog knows with oss that poisoning offer from back in october release toxic mud from a closed off gold mine parents aboard more children could be affected. in october 28th away flooded the entire school courtyard and carried away all the walls that were here after this the yard was covered with a layer sedimentary mud and unfortunately 6 months later in april we unexpectedly
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found out that the level of arsenic was abnormally high then a team from the geological research office conducted an independent examination and said that now despite the conclusion of the previous team there are no more traces of arsenic. on it eventually we were worried day and night our boy had very strong symptoms but when the results were given to us at the hospital the doctors told us the symptoms were related to the levels of arsenic we're still at by did deference of the authorities all the dust is simply swept under the carpet while there is more and more obvious evidence that there is a natural sanitary problem.


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