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nato leaders gather in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance is the 75th anniversary but while some. others question its relevance today. we're proving. troilus. the u.s. president tries to force the hand of his french counterpart in support of the military alliance and if the threat of crippling tariffs on french goods doesn't get a manual. from apparently has some other ideas. it is. also 35 years since the world's most
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devastating industrial disaster hit india we look at how it still affects hundreds of thousands of people today. the team. with you this choose day the 3rd of december where it's now 9 pm in moscow at 6 pm london where it's been a landmark day for nato with the leaders of its member states gathering to mark the military alliance his 70th anniversary having been hit by a series of high profile disputes in recent months including over defense spending it will be looking to promote internal unity and it would seem the organization chief has been feeling optimistic. that is your breakfast president trump. breakfast.
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paid by united states he's only. wheels people in london for that. successes to date. if you saw people what they think are the main 3 achievements of mates. i'm not going to even though it stands for. in terms of achievements know very little i don't know what it's about have no idea of any avantage of nato which i honestly don't know anything if i don't see the flag see the day and only my husband recognize what it was cool it's a good question but let me think a little bit. so one is probably yeah to be honest i don't have i don't have even one or the 1st day of the summit drawing to a close crowd have been gathering in central london in protest some of it off to the slogan no to trump no to nato he's obviously a force as donald trump and other world leaders arrive in london for the nato
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summit these protesters have gathered with many different fighters many different causes all coming together we see how decisive margin balanced against a potential war with iran we've seen many other battles against the good just as it was. in libya but also because of the whole domestically many fan is in support of the n.h.s. national health service and what protesters here fear could be an attempt to privatized the n.h.s. in the in the event of a post briggs a trade deal between the us and the u.k. not something that's long been feared by those particularly on the left to the k. and we're expecting a number of n.h.s. workers national health service workers to join these protests as well in order to show their solidarity not just against donald trump and nato but also again on those domestic issues and i was joined by. the belgian on's
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who are activists and also alexandra noya a german parliamentarian who gave me their views on everything to do with donald trump. we are here because we want to protest a nato summit is taking place today and tomorrow and we are doing this because for example the nato is forcing its member states to increase their defense budget for my country for example belgium it means doubling defense budgets while we are asked to have an austerity policy and the same time they are transfer using this money to transform armies into intervention armies we have seen what this means in libya or in afghanistan this to realizing countries and sold another important issue is the confrontation policy to towards russia which is exactly creating this kind of arms race so there are many many issues why we have to oppose nato that's why we are here if hypothetically tomorrow nato ceased to exist would not create perhaps
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a security vacuum a security problem in europe that would lead to more instability this is an old argument done by the conservatives are a little worse i don't think so what we need is a new security architecture what i say to the security quality if. you are stuck this is what helps would could avoid a security vacuum and the nato chief also says he expects the member states to agree on methods to further strengthen the block at the summit despite growing divisions inside the organization itself as nicky aaron reports. happy birthday nato that's 70 years of strategic economic and security stability especially if you ask them yourself we are we are proving every day that this alliance this. is our joy is active and it's that liberating nato is the most successful alliance in history that strive to join showing the historic suspects of nato on the problem nato and they does been the most successful alliance in the history and the reason
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why nato is the most successful launch and history 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 s 13 least which stop 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 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 up silly but the truth is he's not the only potential party pooper. in october this
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year president emanuel 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. of the defense critic 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 is the idea. is quite similar to the one expressed by another dissatisfied nato member turkey. turkey 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 of nato member but despite these similar complaints about nato tensions have escalated
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between turkey and france in recent weeks with mccracken warning turkey that it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in syria was a response 7 only upped the ante so. i'm talking to france's president emanuel macron also say that nato 1st of all have your own brain death checked. as for the u.k.'s boris johnson well there's a lot of us are a gathering could not have come at a worse time. while paris is clearly invested in maintaining the special relationship with the us he knows that a loose lips trembled giving a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms very shortly he offered his support for you and indeed for michael ignatieff for rush on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally. as lobbying allies and friends what we do traditionally is get involved in each
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other's election campaign he did 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 we see much more complex and 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 have russia as an aggressor and this is a good reason to buy a lot of. rocket bases 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 the very good contribution to peace in the road where tensions in the alliance run full display during a joint news conference between the american and french president this tuesday before their meeting donald trump had described emanuel mccrum suggested that nato is in terminal decline as nasty the pair then went on to joust over a range of issues in front of reporters including the fate of european isis fighters in this. bizarre exchange. for the right. here is. where you were a little. girl enough number of mind does go wrong on this coming from the c.e.o. . and there it. is. for the fight is coming from europe and says. hold on. just hours before that meeting the u.s. president threatened to impose huge tariffs some french good sync looting cheese and champagne shot to dubai and ski has more on the rift. well to add into those
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tensions that nato there is even with the simmering tensions between france and the us this comes after the u.s. has threatened to add more taxes on french products in retaliation for the so-called gaffa tax 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 on 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 representative's office has said that this so-called gaffa tax is discriminatory and trump is hittite to gauge that tax saying frogs will not be taking advantage of his watch. friends say terrorists are on our companies again these are companies that are against you know they were against me if i read
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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. taxed the wealth of france is 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 on these companies this year and the french finance minister says he's furious and this is unacceptable that america is now threatening more taxes. this is unacceptable behavior by the united states towards one of its main fronts the europe in general in case of new american sanctions the european union would be ready to respond. in. the mix of the
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all the tensions we've seen over the past few years between the 2 administrations things such as the iranian nuclear accord 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 soon faces at this meeting meeting an unlikely that they're going to be popping the champagne corks as they should be celebrating that anniversary. but as the u.s. threatens more terra from other countries american tech giants appear to have aggressively avoided paying $100000000000.00 in taxes all around the world that's according to a new report by a transparency group kaleb open investigates the complicated scheme of dodging levees. now the hollywood movie ocean's 11 for trey's coming wheelers and dealers we're just supposed to walk out of it with a $150000000000.00 in cash. yeah. oh but the silver screen seems to the out done by real life the silicon valley 6 amazon netflix
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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 $916500000000.00 and made profits of roughly $26800000000.00 fair tax mark said this means amazon's effective tax rate was 12.7 percent while the standard tax rate for american businesses was 35
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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 little tykes right than $5.00 point acim 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. lost to the us and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business so out of the big 6 dodge the tax may well 4 steps step one they create tax systems that are so complex even the watchdogs can't understand the
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stepstool they shift their revenue and profits to different countries and tax havens step 3 they take advantage of existing legislation and step before 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 a war wall with mexico could be built 4 times over one could and malnutrition around the world and send out 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 different system for these very large companies it could be a whole lot more progressive but sadly i think a situation like this could even be used to increase the taxes small business
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owners so then gets typical but. sadly that's kind of how the tax codes operate and why i think is a bigger question like why is that work this way and refutes the report saying it's suggestions are wrong in that the company had a 24 percent effective tax rate on profits from 2010 to 2018 claims that its profit margins are low and that naturally results in a lower tax rate. and this is our team still ahead on the anniversary of the world's most devastating industrial disaster we look at how it still affects hundreds of thousands of people today more than 3 decades old. you know world a big part of the movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig
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deeper to hit the stories that mainstream 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. in. the world is driven by a dream shaped by. the day or thinks. we dared to ask.
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welcome back it's been 35 years since one of history's most devastating industrial disasters hit the indian city of bhopal a highly toxic gas leak from an insecticide producing factory spread to nearby towns with catastrophic consequences thousands died and around hof a 1000000 mobile affected.
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the reason for the incident still remains unclear to this day as the indian government continues to bog you over the handling of the disaster for the company which ran the factory at the time called it an act of sabotage back in 2018 former plant employees were sentenced to 2 years in jail or pays well though rights groups working with the victims said the verdict was too little and too late we heard from the curator of the remember bhopal museum who says the consequences of the disaster still run deep. it's the 2nd in the 3rd generation and continued do they continue to suffer debilitating health has the impact of the tragedy that took place in 1984 and more all what you see in many many families were destroyed they were pushed forward because you know able bodied workers could no longer work they could not bring alleys home they cannot find full employment international attention has been
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there my need people's individual small donations have come in that sustains and activists have been our no but lou justice continues to elude them because people of bede we did this after decades of people literally 95 percent of the people got about 500 dollars after 2 decades of that's how bad it was. 5 people have been killed and at least a dozen others injured during demonstrations against united nations peacekeepers in the democratic republic of congo. the was. the. violence broke out on monday as protesters marched on a u.n. base near the eastern city of brainy demanding they withdraw from the region locals accuse the peacekeepers of failing to protect them from attacks by rebel fighters. we want different military units in our country we no longer want all those
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soldiers who have been here for a long time. their mission is to restore peace and to accompany the government forces with the population and the territory of bernie has been mourning for at least 5 years there has not been a satisfactory reaction from monusco the head of the u.n. mission in the democratic republic of congo says the escalating unrest is making it increasingly difficult for it to fulfill its duties. we're the scapegoat we know that we assume and accept because we have no other option than to do our work and to try to mitigate the attacks against of the civilian population the protests started last week of the peacekeepers and government forces failed to prevent a massacre by the so-called allied democratic forces a shadowy islamist inspired grouping the congolese army launched operations against the organization in october which responded with brutal reprisal attacks on civilians.
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as the u.s. largest peacekeeping mission there are a over 16000 military personnel in the area the organizations operated in the past 20 years it says its top priority is to protect civilians there from armed groups morris county from the friends of the congo advocacy group told us the current unrest is a symptom of fog deeper problems than ineffective peacekeepers the context in which the instability is taking place in the congo is one of 20 years of invasions wars of aggression sponsoring of militia groups in the east of the congo plundering of. minerals by congo's neighbors over one and uganda in particular
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and. that aggression unfortunately has been backed by the members of the international community the united states and the united kingdom i'm so there's a whole chain. starting from local to international where there's been a lack of accountability where there's been a lack of justice where there's been impunity so a comprehensive approach is is needed not just a question of assuring that the u.n. troops are doing their mission. in their mission properly but there is an international system in place that. of which the congo. people have been. the next i'll see updaters and around 35 minutes from now
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after today's boom bust from the team in washington d.c. . i'm going to fulfill repeated promises oh politics to the people i promise to be you know we've all pots of the. most beautiful rich pretty. much. now you want to 1st. know.
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all the. big. dance community there are people who believe that it's ok to sell fracking food on my table it's really hard there are no jobs and you see that i've got kids and asked eat and as a parent. i can come up with lots of arguments there's a lot of conflict in the game between the teams most of the conflict i would say the ball's around money and most of them money is made. close one on each of those he knows each other is good business the state of california alone makes $6000000000.00 a year of prison complexes you get some point in your life where. you don't care
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and one of my hair is a monster so your hair might anything. up until recently politics were about policy preferences and ways to implement them that is not the case today your political views are now what define you as a person and there is a moral dimension bias against those who are not politically correct is the last acceptable form of discrimination this is the end of politics.
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this is a good book broadcasting around the world and covering all aspects of our global economy in the 21st century bring to board and i'm christiane washington here's what's coming up today the u.s. and china continue to trade flows as tensions ramp up i'm in negotiations swanson a break mcadams is on hand today to break down how the situation in hong kong has had an impact on the talks and the new trade front that the trump administration has opened up. faces as the w t
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o appellate body may fall into disfunction even next month but you could hear the urgency of the given field for needed to be undertaken immediately the w t o has come under fire from groups across the political spectrum for decades but just what exactly is the role of the organization and how do they affect trade across nations lori wallach of public citizens global trade watch joins the show to bring us up to speed on the moves of the mysterious giant we have this and so much more today so let's dive right in. there are effectively 13 days left for china and the u.s. to nail down the details of a phase one deal in order to avoid yet another escalation in the trade war that has already cost consumers and companies millions of dollars in lost productivity u.s. president donald trump has threatened another wave of terrorist by december 15th that will hit for the 1st time the supply chain of the consumer goods if a resolution is not met while merely a few weeks ago we had messaging of a phase one being close to done but now the optimism seems to be premature the u.s.
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in true trump fashion of exerting maximum pressure and utilizing leverage to try to get what he wants has now played the hong kong card and signed off on the legislation rather than folding this move backfired infuriating beijing. and is now stalling for their trade talks china has now hit back at the u.s. by suspending visits of u.s. military vessels and aircraft to the city and sanctioning various u.s. based n.g.o.s this is a calculated way to retaliate without affecting ongoing training. among the groups to be subject to unspecified sanctions are the national endowment for democracy which receives funding directly from congress and human rights watch which has long been plagued by accusation of its revolving doors and deep ties to u.s. government these groups have been accused of fueling the riots in hong kong and supporting separatist activities and thereby undermining china's national sovereignty and security kristie i actually have a couple question.


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