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italy's prime minister resigns amid tensions in the ruling coalition after interior minister. creating workable conditions called for stuff elections. u.s. attorney general william remove the acting director of prisons off the suicide of geoffrey epstein we discussed the conditions at the jail where it took his life with his former lawyer. which fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey actually did not belong in that facility to begin with. and the u.s. military announces plans for a new intermediate range hypersonic missiles after pulling out of the i.n.f. treaty with russia.
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here in moscow thanks for. the tonight's welcome to the program for more than a year. of tensions and italy's ruling coalition has come to a head the prime minister has resigned and solve the country's interior minister called for a vote of no confidence but once again leave the country in 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 course plunging into a fresh political crisis in his resignation speech on tuesday often you know at least during the attack on the deputy prime minister i mean to you even this damage to you is so over the week basically accusing him of doing everything to. profiting
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self 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 to 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 that government. on the world of business of the manage those that produce things but it's really demands action so the only thing that italy cannot afford 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 and the italians would choose a government the government
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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 is happened is this been reversed so 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 boat significantly higher than what the polls say would happen
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for the 5 star movement so. does this all mean for italy now well that's perhaps the $1000000.00 question there is the chance that the 5 star movement to austin the biggest party could now go on to form another coalition government with the parties leading the democratic party led by its release former prime minister renzi and that was something that the material really actually came to about today when he launched his own attack in the senate we could also see a technocrat government or a national unity government or of course they could be those snap elections research here at the italian center for electoral studies pardo believe such a coalition never had a chance of long term survival it was the 1st government formed by these 2 parties that by someone and never been in government and the league previously in government but with certain right governments so this was a new experimental coalition governments we have problems in the coalition government to these unique one was not expected to last
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a bit longer regardless of what that didn't mean is there is hope to go and be clear in the beginning but of course nobody expected these 2 for let alone who starts so close a balance to be doubtful but this is completely surprising and even m.p.'s from the league didn't really understand why salvini moved so fast in this very moment. u.s. attorney general william ball has removed the acting director of u.s. prisons from his post after the recent death of described minutes you're free up there. with some real micah's of praise the decision had concerns over the conditions at the jail where he took his life. was convicted of paedophilia back in 2007 at the time he was sentenced to 13 months in prison that was part of a deal signed by venue u.s. attorney alexander across the epstein had many friends in high places among them donald trump bill clinton and even prince andrew at the time of his death the
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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 baron el chapo epstein and been taken off suicide watch the spite having made a recent attempt on his own life we spoke to his former lawyer mark furnish he thinks conditions at the jail may have pushed him over the edge. the conditions to which he was subjected would go even the needs 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 was alleged to have been and he's not
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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 geoffrey abstain did not belong in that facility to begin with. just my own 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
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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 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 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
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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 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. the u.s. military has announced plans to develop new hypersonic missiles with intermediate range they would have been banned under the i.n.f. treaty with russia which was recently scrapped by washington it follows the test of an american cruise missile which was also outlawed on without agreement russia's foreign minister claims the us was for powering for the test long before the treaty expired on the 2nd of august. the should be known from october of last year when
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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 defense conducted to fly test of the conventionally configured ground launch cruise missile of the us west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted this target after more than 500 kilometers of flight the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty was signed between the 2 rivaling superpowers in the cold war back in 1987 and certain types of short term mid range missiles that expired on the 2nd of august with president trump saying he had no willingness to extend it due to alleged violations by the kremlin russia's denied the claims and repeatedly invited washington for talks some parts of the us
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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 launch missiles now the department of defense will be able to conduct those research and development activities then turn to an f. treaty so the department of defense will start their steps on building those systems they couldn't before. live now to go through co-creator of defense and foreign affairs thanks for joining us so good to have you on today quite an escalation is that the u.s. intending to build these new hypersonic must hold these ranges obviously previously by and under the treaty armed potentially with ballistic warheads here that came from acting secretary of state acting secretary the army rather ron mccarthy i suppose the question is are you surprised that these plans are moving out so quickly. they're not moving ahead so quickly that taken far too long by strategic
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status to get underway the. russian development of hypersonic weapons in this category began in the late 9980 s and they were showing models in 9095 russia is by far the most advanced power in the development and deployment of weapons of this category hottest on a glide vehicles and hypersonic weapons delivered by a variety of means the reality is that the i.m.f. treaty as we've discussed before was dead and buried years before it was formally abandoned by both russia and the united states and it was of course constraining both russia and the united states from competing with the people's republic of china which has been developing its own intermediate range nuclear forces and particularly have been also working on hypersonic weapons the united. will probably give china has recently been looking at deployment always hypersonic glide vehicles
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on board missiles and on and on mounted on aircraft russia has an extensive ray of hypersonic weapons which go well beyond the the original i.n.f. treaty the idea of treaty discussion is an absolute cannot it has really nothing to do with the development of this new era of technology. the united states was late coming to the film is well behind both russia or end the people's republic of china in this the us air force does have 5 programs now it would take knowledge and probably another 2 which they haven't acknowledged in the development of both hypersonic weapons and hypersonic defense capabilities but look at the united states it was any in 2009 that the united states have to ally itself using nasser initially. with the university of queensland in australia which had developed hypersonic models and capabilities and so now australia and the united
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states are developing hypersonic weapons capabilities testing them in central australia but the reality is that the us is way behind russia and to be able to public of china in this era. the russian foreign minister just a moment ago said these u.s. missile tests were planned long before washington with roof and on f. treaty but what you're saying is that both sides really happen violating it and this whole treaty was nothing but what was done if that is so how dangerous is this escalation. well it's not it's an inevitable progress look treaties are designed to capture a moment and to deliver a titian when it's looking extra because it's not intended that treaties ever throughout history on weapons and technology will stop the growth of the eventual evolution of technologies it will it can do is cause it for
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a while now the test you're talking about i'm not in the new weapons categories i have a sonic they're in a very much a stopgap area the u.s. cruise missile test was of a subsonic cruise missile which was shelved because of the i.n.f. treaty and it's just been reactivated into the us at all there are always plans for the activation reactivation deactivation of weapons and the like to suit contingencies so it actually is surprising to me that it took so long to to have this test of an old very old technology subsonic cruise missile but notice that it was back in the inventory and had a capability these some sonic weapons are extremely vulnerable to it offensive weapons such as the s 400 s. 500 which the russians deploy and the chinese now deploy and for that matter now turkey is getting them deployed but the reality is that this is this test was just
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symbolic of the fact that the u.s. is back in the business and the message of that test was not for russia it was for the people's republic of china which brings me not someone asked question was the chinese foreign ministry has been accusing the u.s. of engaging what they describe as a cold war mentality and 0 sum games you mention the developing some weapons on their own deploying some of those weapons what do you think the situation with china where you think that will go and what do you think was the motivation for the u.s. pulling out from 9 after eating. the motivation for pulling out the on a treaty was twofold one the treaty was no longer effective and no longer even a playable to the soviet union and the united states given up the soviet union to disappear secondly technologically it had been eclipsed by these new types of weapons so that they are getting back to the chinese accusing the us of going for a cold war mentality how about this for a question for the chinese foreign minister why did president xi jinping the
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chinese foreign ministry self in the defense minister in late 2018 say that they had declared a new 30 year war on the united state they said they had declared a war on the united states and it was their hope that the united states would not respond to this what were they thinking is this a joke. you know what they're what troubling times we live in greg coakley editor of defense and foreign affairs thanks for your time and insight today here not in the national thank you. social media platforms twitter and facebook said they've blocked a number of chinese accounts for 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 region 18 from within the people's republic of china over all these accounts were deliberately and specifically tempting to sow political discord in
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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 in authentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in china and focused on hong kong. the protest movement in hong kong started back in june of a draw for legislation allowing extrusion of suspects to mainland china demonstrations have since broadened to other political issues over the last 11 weeks ronnie's a frequent turn violent with police using tear gas and rubber bullets against protests the little call takes a closer look at what's motivating the protest is. 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.
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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 frog me an internet hate symbol and this is enough phobic violence has even spilled over to protests in other countries. was. 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 6 6.
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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 his cabinet might have an explanation since they've been meeting with one of the opposition's main icons jimmy lie i'm hit. appreciation 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 corridors of washington to marco rubio was so in all he
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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 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 between china with hong kong and it is creating intentionally a great deal of confusion among young people who have been pulled into this against their own interests we asked the u.s. state department and leaders of the hong kong protest movement to comment on the alleged links related so far have not received
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a response so tensions between beijing and washington are also high over another part of china taiwan beijing is few is that somebody ministrations approved the sale of 5 digits of the islands and 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. 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 this f. $16.00 responsibly for the deal still needs to be approved by the u.s. senate so if it goes through it will be the 1st sale of f. 16 fighters the 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 and includes 100 make tanks and more than $200.00 missiles the deal is worth well more than $2200000000.00 at
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the same 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. though has not officially been supporting the island's military since the 1980 s. china of course sees taiwan as part of its own territory china expert anneliese says beijing will point the finger at washington if tensions do escalate. there is some unity in washington to go hard on china and some of these folks who are elected they're basically elected with the same funding or 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
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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. from across have been accused of a bundling some of the values and bid to get rid of don't trump and 2020 so if they collaborated on a book on how to defeat him and why someone accused of sexual harassment. given him a book once again put him in the position of authority and that is a slap in the face to all of the woman that he has victimized.
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for the 1st time many women felt empowered to speak about their own experiences because society to them seriously and to their claims to be credible as an awakening taking place across the country women and yes men to a well aware of the sexual misconduct and harassment that has gone on for yes i think the policy has been quite equivalent and strong in saying we have a 0 tolerance policy. for western media a warning russian radiation monitoring stations have gone silent following explosion earlier this month at a military site in the country's north and then a question about has been digging deeper into the story. 2 russian radiation money touring stations have resumed operation and this news follows
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a number of alarming reports that were made earlier by a number of 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 evidence from the explosion at a missile test 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 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
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president vladimir putin said that there was no threat of a radiation leak. there is new and there's new spike in british and levels experts including independent ones monitoring the situation received reports from both military and civilian specialists and there's no significant change there . measures to avoid any surprises. me now right after the accidents there were indeed very few details available on what happened and that mostly fuel the western tabloids so with the rumors of a true novel like disaster whispered radiation leak also appearing in the media with some even writing about the number of the disease to being higher now later the russian nuclear agency issued a report. revealing the accident to happen and then the platform after its serious
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of trials and that there was no threat of a radiation leak. us some graphic lawmakers apologized after pictures showing the mock us as a nation of president trump went viral illinois state senator martin sunday as an entertainment firm hired for one of his fundraiser events was behind that incident the pictures were posted online by the senator's supporters who were at a fundraising event as well in the photos a man is seen pointing a gun at another past wearing a trump mask the post has provoked quite an outcry. the apology from senator sanders all for the detestable pictures from his event depicting the sas nation of 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 sandoval 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
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to disavow this or that or all director at the reactionary times who would have ever believed violent behavior to become increasingly acceptable among some parts of the left. unfortunately the rhetoric from the liberal left has continued to get more and more violent 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 rhetoric from president trump but i've never seen 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 because reports come your way in just
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a couple of minutes time or back at the top of the hour with the latest global news updates. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race in this scary dramatic development only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. in the way. i am asked as or this is the kaiser report you caught me in.


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