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nato leaders gather in the united kingdom to celebrate the military alliance is $73.00. question it's relevant. in the. trump administration threatens a full member nation with crippling potential making the event even more awkward it's focusing on french. company. 35 years since the world's most devastating industrial india we look at how it
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still affects. people. just after 11 am and 11 pm in perth australia 6 in the evening right here in moscow this choose the december 3rd welcome to our to international. it's a day for nato leaders of member states have gathered in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance is 70th anniversary so we took the opportunity to ask people in london for their thoughts on nato and its successes to date. most people what they think are the main 3 achievements of mates. i'm not going to even though. in terms of achievements know very little i don't know what do you have no idea what any advantage of me tell you how much you know i
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honestly don't know anything about it so the flag still a day and only my husband recognise what it was poor it's a good question but let me think of a little bit. so one is probably. to be honest i don't have i don't have even one but a general lack of awareness about nato its policy the rest of what it does has not faze the alliances chief who says he expects the member states to agree on methods to further strengthen out at the current summit and that's the spy growing divisions inside the organization itself it's been looking into. happy birthday nato that's 70 years of strategic economic and security stability especially if you ask them yourself nato is the most successful alliance in history that all those strive to join showing the historic suspects of nato on liberal nato and it does
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been the most successful alliance in the history and the reason why nato is the most successful launch of these 3 is that we have been able to change in the world is changing but not everyone is in a party mood the thing is the alliance members just don't get along as well as they used to. the advent of donald trump has certainly switched up the dynamics nato is obsolete it covers the soviet union which is no longer in existence this led to questions over whether the alliance can even survive donald trump perhaps in an effort to mollify him nato has announced a new spending projections and a new formula which will spread the costs of the alliance in central budget between its members a move that might prevent any more embarrassing trump tirades aimed at his nato partners the relationship with nato has been very good the relationship with the secretary general's been outstanding i said it was obsolete it's no longer absolute but the truth is he's not the only potential party pooper. in october this
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year president emmanuel mccrone of france stole the spotlight when he dubbed nato strategically brain dead while questioning the validity of article 5 of its founding treaty that is the commitment to collective security. nato is a collective defense alliance against who and what is organizing who is our common enemy what are our common issues these are questions that deserve clarification but this idea is quite similar to the one expressed by another dissatisfied nato member turkey. he has not received the kind of robust support it expected from nato in recent years meanwhile turkey's president appeared to demonstrate his true feelings towards the alliance when he chose to spend money on russian defense systems rather than american so not exactly the model that nato member but despite
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these similar complaints about nato tensions have escalated between turkey and france in recent weeks with mccrone warning turkey but it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in syria response only ups the ante room. i'm talking to france's president emmanuel macron and also say that nato 1st of all have your own brain death checked. as for the u.k.'s boris johnson well there's not a verse or a gathering could not have come at a worse time. for boris is clearly invested in maintaining the special relationship with the us he knows that a loose lips trump giving a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms with early shortly he offered his support for you and indeed for my colleague knowledge of russia on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally as as loving allies and friends what we do traditionally is get
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involved in each other's election campaign heated when nato was forms the common goal was clear to stand against the u.s.s.r. but i think that once held the alliance together is now the missing piece what is nader's biggest threat today. uncertainty and unpredictability we haven't identified one main target but you see much more complex i'm much more unpredictable security landscape with a more assertive russia and nato needs a purpose and result russia as an enemy they have no real purpose so it is propaganda to. russia is an aggressor and this is a good reason to buy a lot of. rocket phrases and so on and so on most probably they will continue to accuse russia to be an aggressor so they have a reason of existing and they will continue to buy arms billions of dollars and
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this is not their very good contribution to peace in the world. i want to bring you a snippet of an r.t.s. show rick sanchez hosted on he discussed the current purpose of nato in his latest episode. you're a diplomat you've had a lot of experience in this field what is it that nato either must do today to stay viable or do we even need it anymore you know it's a bureaucracy in search of a mission i was right in 2016 when he said it was obsolete and so afraid was the establishment that he meant what he said on the very day he was inaugurated and they tried to ram through the addition of a new country montenegro actually got it through because it turned out they didn't have to worry about the intentions once he filled his administration with a bunch of bushies and retreads of the heritage foundation they've simply adopted of the policies we've had the last few decades and somehow turned it into nato is obsolete into let's make nato great again which are strong on these countries to
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pay more for their defense against nobody in particular do you think. has in fact outlived its usefulness i thought so in 1909 and i think so today it's been as a loser from a standpoint of being a naturalized american and having read the founding fathers warning you can't seem to angling alliances i mean what is this but in entangling alliances are all foreign policy the reason nato is being kept around by the foreign policy hawks in washington is not because it's necessary for the actual military operations nato itself doesn't really contribute a whole hell of a lot there are very few countries with the notable exception i want to say france and turkey but it would have been as if this is not a good idea for the united states and it's very close allies to have an association a military economic class size that's what i was trying to say france and turkey could theoretically mountie independent military operations everybody else is just a hanger on and they're just window dressing for us military operations but the are literally like roman exactly erisa want to do what i've been hearing go bad what
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word the word of the world or what that is what it seems to be a dismissive alliance of $991.00 when the soviet union. and the warsaw pact would out of business nato should have as well as why didn't they let russia in i mean the literally that time i've read on many occasions booed himself and said why don't you get a sense of your pride you're going to tell you who it was but one of the european european nato hacks said if we did that the nato would be like the un just to talk shop it couldn't take action by which they meant military action all the way to listen to what you just said you're saying it doesn't work if we don't have enemies exactly what if we have to create a and be a big ability to inflict military force and i dare to say aggression in places like serbia and libya whatever we want to using nato as a platform but enemies can change by the way russia can be at sobeys at one time i got them 850 s. but not so much now right but better why don't you have a system that allows that ability i guess because because whose interest is that serve and all these all these are the these these military companies and these
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bureaucrats who have the nice full rice balls at the expense of their taxpayers because there's a threat out there is a bear in the woods. and although the nato summit early yet donald trump has already rocked the party by saying his french counterpart has insulted the organization. it's. very very nasty stated to essentially 20. 1 of the countries it's a very tough statement to make when you have such difficulty in. france you look at what's happened with the you know if. you look at what's going on during certain parts of this exhibit here and you just can't go around it considers like you know it's very disrespectful. little by the way another aspect to the nato gathering as the u.s. president was jetting off to the u. k. his administration threatened to impose huge heart of french cheese and champagne monks them charlotte. as more and. well to add into those tensions that
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nato there is even the simmering tensions between france and the us this comes after the us has threatened to add more taxes on the french products in retaliation for the so-called gaffe attacks this is a tax on digital joints such as google amazon or facebook and apple suggesting it will levy those taxes of up to $2400000000.00 some of that own products such as champagne on luxury goods such as handbags and also the famous french cheese some of these products could see taxes of up to 100 percent doubling that price for u.s. consumers now the u.s. trade representatives office has said that the so-called gaffa tax is discriminatory and trumpets hey try to gauge that tax saying frogs will not be taking advantage of his watch. your friends puts a tariff on our companies again these are companies that are against you know they
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were against you if i read the papers correctly or whatever we're going to be we're going to be this supposed to be very powerful and you know what so maybe they're not so her but there are companies i don't want to bridge trashing american companies if they're going to be taxed it's going to be. well for france's part they think that they have a right to the slice of the pie of the profits of these big digital giant saying it's unfair that they've chosen to put the european headquarters in low tax countries and that's why they slap this 3 percent levy only to companies this year and the french finance minister says he's few is this unacceptable that america is now threatening more taxes. this is unacceptable behavior by the united states towards one of its main france and europe in general in case of new american sanctions the european union would be ready to respond. in. the mix of the all the
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tensions we've seen over the past few years between the 2 administrations things such as the iranian nuclear codes and of course the u.s. administration pulling out of the paris climate records and it looks like there's going to be a lot of discussions a lot of cold soon faces at this native meeting and unlikely that they're going to be popping the champagne corks as they should be celebrating the end of this story . as the u.s. imposes more tar of other countries there at home the american tech giants appear to have aggressively avoided paying $100000000000.00 in taxes that's according to a new report by a transparency group be looking into the complicated scheme of dodging levies. now the hollywood movie ocean's 11 portrays coming wheelers and dealers which is supposed to walk out of there with the $50.00 in cash. yeah.
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but the silver screen seems to have been outdone by real life the silicon valley 6 amazon netflix apple google microsoft and facebook have a combined market capitalization value of roughly $4.00 trillion dollars they are worth more than the $1000.00 companies listed on the london stock exchange these companies have a special knack for not paying taxes according to the fair tax mark community group they seem to have avoided paying roughly 100000000000 dollars worth of taxes around the world now how exactly did they pull this off let's look at the details now the report says that amazon paid only $3400000000.00 in taxes this last decade while they made a revenue of roughly $960500000000.00 and made profits of roughly $26800000000.00 fair tax mark said this means amazon's effective 2.
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rate was 12.7 percent while the standard tax rate for american businesses was 35 percent for most of that period amazon has gotten a lot of heat from u.s. politicians over tax issues both trump and the democrats seem to disapprove i have nothing against amazon but no company pulling in billions of dollars of profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teaches we need to reward work not just wealth you know which i was on paid in taxes last year owned by the wealthiest guy in the world paid 0 in federal income taxes that's insane i have stated my concerns with amazon long before the election unlike others they paid little or no taxes to state and local governments using our postal system as their delivery boy causing tremendous loss to the us and putting many thousands of retailers out of business so out of the big 6 dodge the tax man well for steps step one they create tax
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systems that are so complex even the watchdogs can't understand the stepstool they shift their revenue and profits to different countries and tax havens step 3 they take advantage of existing legislation and step 4 they sit back and enjoy themselves now the taxes they aren't paying could cover the expenses of quite a few things for example trumps war wall with mexico could be built 4 times over one could and malnutrition around the world and send roughly $750000.00 students to college small businesses pay something like 25 percent tax rate on their on their profits you know when they're making barely anything compared to these multi-billion dollar companies that are paying sometimes you know 10 percent of their profits towards taxes so highlight it definitely became clear you know there's a difference system for these very large companies it could be a whole lot more progressive but sadly i think
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a situation. i think this could even be used to increase the taxes small business owners so i think it's typical but. sadly that's kind of how the tax codes operate and why i think is the bigger question like why is that work this way and there's been a response from the report suggestions are wrong the company had a 24 percent effective tax rate on profits from 2010 to $28000.00 furthermore it claims its profit margins are lower. not sure results in the lower tax rate. we keep and use rolling this truce in 90 seconds and counting. you know world of big. law and conspiracy it's time to wake up
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to dig deeper to hit the stories that made history media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back 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 we're watching closely watching the hawks. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race on spearing dramatic to follow only i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk.
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it's been 35 years since the globe's most devastating industrial disaster hit the indian city of book a highly toxic gas leak from an insecticide producing factory plant spread to nearby towns with catastrophic consequences thousands of people a lot huff a 1000000 more or affected.
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the reason for the incident still remains on clearer to this day the indian government continues to argue over its mismanagement but the company who run the factory about time called it an act of sabotage back in 2018 former plant employees were sentenced to 2 years in jail accused of the rights groups working with the victims said the verdict was too little too late. let's go live now to dr evelyn to mr who's a senior lecturer of philosophy religion at lund castor university for his take on this the incident is considered one of the worst made disasters ever what consequences do people there in the city still face 35 years although and.
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then we have got to go put prince left behind by this tragedy and they're going to millions who have been affected on their children who. had invented some place and many of these. problems with mean spirited diseases newton diseases problems with kidney and liver here's a hand. that is unfolding 35 years down the line what lessons have been learned since about. what it is a greatest industry to be the last in terms of the same time the group is called what if it is principality when it comes to the man who. ment of the pesticide factory that is exactly what we witnessed in this particular case of union carbide kristen's factory. so there is no corporate responsibility under the scent on the government did not have adequate medical facilities on the ground if there was any
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kind of consequence he will development as a fallout from this so it is a tragedy that was a present of corporate responsibility as well as governmental. irresponsibility so far as health care is concerned the images there is still shocking on the ledger we're just looking at them all respecting to do you think enough international attention of the times 35 years ago was given to the disaster. it wasn't because everyone tried to sort of was a hands off the region happens to be in central india which is very far from any of the big cities so it was the hinterland so the government didn't take a kind of proactive step their idea was an american company and they started passing the buck saying that it is not their responsibility so it has to be tried in the indian courts and at that particular time also we did not have any
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international legislations especially in the context of industrial disasters that is the reason why it was kind of kept where it was kicked into the long grass so to speak. the masses on the ground where the war sufferers. and there's just all not all of the garden. didn't. realize the scale of the disaster. no they didn't have a clue as to what was being produced then what kind of chemicals and stored there i'm back to didn't happen. to one in the middle of the night and morning and must be going to sleeping on this particular gas that we're talking about licensed cyanide happens to be a very heavy gas. when the bottom children wrong there were brought. in this tragedy just horrendous all right thank you very much for your time this
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our. senior lecturer of philosophy and religion at lancaster university. russia's sports ministry said an empty doping report faults lee cited investigations in accusing one person in the 2nd wave of the country's doping scandal the sports integrity initiative report made claims about information in moscow have allegedly accepted data base manipulations the article says that russian authorities were aware of changes to documents on test results made right off until they were given over to the world anti-doping agency this year back in january russia's sports ministry by the way says it never acknowledged that we're in a sub manipulations explaining not evidence all of the. state involvement but allow occasion moscow has consistently denied. this information has nothing to do with the russian speakers ministry hasn't confirmed that much of those amended the
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database. well moscow could be facing a 4 year old to be stripped of the right to host major international events including 4 games in next year's european football championships over the alleged tampering with key data the international olympic committee has recommended the toughest measures against the alleged perpetrators whoever it stressed it is a blanket ban of athletes lays all responsibility with russian authorities a feature length special report here on r t looks into the doping controversy you can watch doping x. files here throughout the day our website. thought the whole doping in russia thing was over for get it russian outlets eligibility for the international competitions is at stake this includes events like the to kill in pics and the fee for world cup in qatar. and.
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the allegations against trinity gough and many other russian olympic athletes were based on the testimony of just one person that person played a key role in the doping scandal which unfolded after the games in sochi and it seems he also has a hand in what's happening now when for let's say for what do they still. do not store. in 2015 russian fled to the united states taken a copy of the database with a d. use it as proof of tampering with doping test results since stand what it has had a copy of database in its possession the whistleblowers database as they call it that was the copy of what i wanted to compare with the database kept in moscow at the anti-doping lab when looking at the 2 versions want to experts raise the alarm and once again russian support face the threat of total isolation. what that the
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world order. in the. new model. when want to compare the 2 databases. and the one from moscow identified 298 russian athletes who samples raised suspicion it sounds ominous but what exactly does it mean in washington's database the digit one it peers next. the names of $298.00. but against only $29.00 in the moscow database. he's not. the only. little boy. involved. and they didn't. go out of. new zealand. i didn't.
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hear. just to recap earlier this year waldo was given access to the data in question held in the move as part of conditions to allow the reinstatement of moscow's doping agency countries were 2015 from competing under their national flag with stripped of medals from earlier events while they accused russia of a massive state run doping program ahead of london 2012 on the winter olympics 2 years later. the u.s. military moves a step further in creating so many i'm super soldiers it's another record breaking spend on black friday but at what cost we're crossing to washington watching the
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hawks crew to delve further. in the special effects something we can thank you says to many to. look to. the gulf where. you thought the whole doping can russia think was over forget it. the full meal to come about through a complete but i'm sure we have lost the some of the muscles of the. russian athletes eligibility for the international competition says that state list includes events like these to kill in pics and the fee for world cup and qatar if i am in the early as last. year when you coming out though just as it was 4 years ago in moscow anti-doping plavix at the center of the scandal so he tampered with the doping samples database and one does greegor you want she gets asked to do with it
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and yet she still has reached out to paul mean it doesn't. mean that he's the push on the show he will ship might expose me in the shuttle to the polish. greetings and salutation us well we made it through a park watchers we made it through to the other side of capitalism is great is calendar day of the year the one and only black friday and boy oh boy oh boy oh boy it was a doozy with all the receipts counted on line sales once again dominated the day with consumer spending over $7000000000.00 this year's black friday b.-o. smartphones tablets and computers tech cry.

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