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those are the best performing hedge funds ever kind of invented the modern hedge fund and he's got a lot of things to say if you look at his old work and we're going to get into it. at the u.n. security council to west continues to defend the chemical weapons what stocks report on syria's 28 to my end so that despite the what cell phone former inspector couldn't get contradictory. the findings of the final day of the report were contradictory but were complete turnaround were worth of. the story of. the divide between the ridiculously rich on the rest of us is out of warning labels a new report finds as the world's great system most powerful god but for the 50th economic forum and this was. not us secretary of state needs venezuela an opposition leader one quite so american farms get an extension to trade with the
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country by bypassing sanctions applied to other. 3 pm here in the russian capital wherever you are in the wild thanks for tuning in to international. and let's start with this story the u.n. security council has debated a probe by the global chemical weapons watchdog into an incident in the syrian city of duma back in 2018 russia has questioned the published findings triggering a backlash from western countries during a session of former specialist said the fact finding team had serious misgivings that a chemical attack even occurred there also to make clear new. findings for information notices. you know so.
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is. has. this fixed. resulted in a complex turnaround situation. we're joined here. you let us be in no down there was this chemical weapons attack in june we have in 2 huge 15 witnesses in the duma hospital that. witnesses and undisputable proof that the chemical attack in dumont was falsified and it states caterpillar categorically objects to russia's blatant attempt to use the security council meeting to weaken the credibility of the o.p.c. tasveer and its findings on the duma attacked no one has just to name the guilty. even without presenting any evidence and enjoy the support of a little someone's who you really cannot have wolf in unison since the a.p.c.
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topping published its report the organizations own inspectors have voiced that concerns that the probe misrepresent the facts for example the initial assessment suggested co-incidence when mangini placed at the scene contradicting the published fashion weeks also claim that the team actually wanted to do what was not included in the group putting together the report ati's caleb maupin brings us the details. the united nations convened a meeting in which the results of the o.p.c. w.'s investigation into the alleged chemical attack in the syrian syrian city of duma in 2018 was discussed now that report from the oas o.p.c. w has come into question after information was revealed leaks cited that crucial evidence was essentially left out of that final report and that crucial evidence that was left out could have pointed toward the attack being staged in henderson
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who was a weapons inspector he participated with the o.p.c. w in their fact finding mission in duma he doesn't agree with that he says that he pretty much based on the evidence has concluded that the canisters were placed manually they were not dropped from an airplane this is what in henderson said to the un meeting speaking through video link this is what he in henderson said the findings. were contradictory. with what happened to. the. release of the interim report. 2000 and. 2 was that serious misgivings that a chemical attack. now in henderson is himself an expert on chemical
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weapons and the forensic investigations into them furthermore he actually participated in the official o.p.c. w. investigation but regardless that did not stop certain voices from trying to cast doubt on what he said to the u.n. meeting take a listen mr henderson's pape has a pitch reflex a person and. of course their own. bound to be robust exchanges of views with voices differing from others in any scientific process but what counts is the final considered assessment now the syrian government has been absolutely adamant and clear it had nothing to do with the chemical incident some countries. led by the united states of america. continue to exceed the provisions of the convention on the point of chemical weapons by politicizing the war of the o.p.c.
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w. and to trying to do that from the track it was created for that was the chemical incident let's recall in 2008 chemical incident in which the western countries the united states and france they used that as an opportunity to unleash 100 missiles against the syrian government there. and we've had wiki leaks publish a number of of leaks and information e-mails showing that there just was not unanimous agreement within the o.p.c. w. about who was responsible for the attack based on that this report from the o.p.c.
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w has been widely questioned allies of the united states seem to insist that the syrian government is responsible and the opi c.w. report is conclusive and shouldn't be question so once again we have debate over the chemical incident i think people are concerned going to continue to. disappear from view of that is clearly what they don't want to uphold there we were in fact what we heard is a final report and then also one of these whistleblowers who are made up of the actual scientists and the americans are saying we'd like to report let's just move on and the russians are saying wait a minute let's listen to the national scientists because it sounds like this science didn't actually go into the final word so obviously the russians in america. and so big scene with you all you see don't you to focus on whether you're
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talking about who or what are the scientists who are pushing against it saying that it doesn't actually represent the fall. we spoke with now freelance journalist to rick had previously barred by newsweek from reporting the story on the c.w. leaks he quit actually in protest after the magazine's management gag him had told us there is now simply no reporting on that issue in western media. this is not something is going to go away it's very serious so. you know we've seen absolutely no reporting about this in the western media and if we have. intelligence officials from the united states that can influence the reports of this body it opens the doors to many more situations where you know genuine chemical weapons attacks might not be treated in the same way because the reputation of the body is not taken seriously i think we've already started to see the kind of counter propaganda from the united states already kind of trying to change the narrative of the c.w.
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must keep. in check and hold his government to account for chemical weapons attacks but it's completely counter to what the information that we have a present. now the story for us out of the wild $22.00 richest man have more wealth than all the women in africa combined that's according to a report by charity oxfam on the scale of global inequality it comes as the world economic forum a gathering of the rich and the powerful celebrates its 50th anniversary in the swiss alps of davos at the met these rising rents between the rich and poor confidence and optimism is diminishing around the globe as donald caught up and explains. how many billionaires does it take to change the light bulb of the world economy $119.00 apparently that's how many will be converging on the world economic forum in davos this year but some people showed up early to their ivory tower.
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every year davos hosts billionaires bankers and politicians of the ruling class to talk about issues of global importance and how they want to shape the future and every year it's the same old. story the economic forum is celebrating its 50th anniversary some things have changed many things haven't changed all that much a tool except the situation is only getting worse as elite forums like davos fail to provide any serious solutions a recent oxfam report revealed just how widely vast the fisher between rich and poor has become it says the top one percent has as much wealth as the poorest wait for it 6900000000 people that means if you had saved $10000.00 and that's
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a lot every day since the egypt pyramids were built 4500 years ago you would have just a fraction of the wealth of any of the world's top billionaires still can't comprehend how much money that is let's try to visualize it if everyone sat on their total wealth made up of $100.00 bills the majority would be sitting on the floor the middle class at about chairs height and the 2 richest men in the world they'd be way out in space this shocking economic situation isn't just a set of statistics though it was the root cause of real chaos that plagues some of the world's most unequal countries and 2019.
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oxfam has proposed an additional point 5 percent tax on the ultra rich to level the playing field a bit it could be a good solution in a world where the rich actually pay their taxes $1.00 of the world's biggest companies for example amazon didn't pay a dime of u.s. corporate taxes on its $11200000000.00 worth of profits in 2018. in a system where there's different rules for the commoners and the captains of industry it's no wonder people across the globe think capitalism has done more 'd harm than good in the past we are coming to of a point in human history in which we are beginning to see the end of capitalism now it has produced a situation where it is both of global system but it has produced results that are simply unacceptable and you see millions and i think pretty soon bill hughes of
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america americans and people run. simply saying this system doesn't perform in the way we want but who cares right inequality has been there since the beginning of time why should you even bother while the problem is if the current levels of inequality are not solved it's just a matter of time before everything crashes don't take my word for it take the one from the international monetary fund our new research shows that inequality tends to increase the forefront actual crisis signaling a strong link between inequality and financial stability. if we act and acts together we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the 9020s in the 2020s so as the world's elites are skiing past their luxury as resorts in the alps it feels like the rest of us are being blindly led off a cliff kinds of inequality which. is responsible for example for many deaths that did not mean that right after the poor of the world the ones that
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are only able to get by are the ones who die early. and you lose cause of inequality. and or anchoring economic development for everybody. in the story coming from latin america the u.s. secretary of state has met with one quite in colombia one of the most washington will increase its support for the man who proclaimed himself interim president of venezuela last year might compare called for cooperation to remove acting president nicolas maduro. we're here to ensure they're able to do everything we can assure that you give them an opportunity to get a chance simply to live the life that you want with democracy and freedom at the same time the u.s. has also given a not the 90 day extension for american oil companies to keep working with the venezuelan oil companies without being subject to sanctions and the extended way
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for example 5 major farms the trump administration has imposed sanctions on caracas several times to cut its oil revenues which accounts for most of the country's income sanctions band american companies from participating in venezuela's economy but while the u.s. handed waivers to its firms the white house is sanctioning and issuing threats to others for trading with caracas. we sanction a moscow based bank jointly owned by russian in venezuelan state owned companies that is helping perpetuate the misery in venezuela by doing business with a base uk executive order gives authority to the treasury department to impose sanctions on any person or business or entity. curiously assess the hero seemed to keep it in power maduro allows cuba to plunder venezuelan oil rate its wealth and roberts people we want to make sure that the resources resources that
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the venezuelan people are going to need after material leaves we want to make sure those resources are available for the venezuelan people are not shipped off to cuba or to russia or to iran a professor of latin american studies daniel schorr thinks that the u.s. is saying about hypocritical and not allowing other countries to walk with them as late as energy sector. this shows the extremely hypocritical nature of sanctions is a selective sections. share exon in the mess of u.s. corporations in. this it certainly exploitation on other countries resources whether it's well as well or career ready about we ready just you know because the truck government will look the other way. but the sanctions it's blockade is airtight when it comes to plan a shooting every day $30000000.00 people look at is whether the u.s. strategy is always wallboard 'd aryan revolutionary government so they can go 'd
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into one as well 'd 'd unimpeded and sherry 'd and i these are 'd some of the most massive oil reserves in the entire world 'd. tons of waste a piling up on the streets of the a tunnel city rhyme with politicians kicking up a bit of a stink over things to play. for you we're here in a rather central area of the city but in other areas the situation is even works to see every neighborhood devastated by the buzz of rubbish that's there any mo such as mine is see goosen should be the way on every street corner.
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but i think it's useless to vote for our politicians i received a minimum pension and i have to pay a lot of municipal waste tax tell me how can i throw out the garbage if the bins are always full. critics appointing for a better us space uniform design as the pentagon fails to twig why it's falling for i'll give you all that on the break. in the united states presidential candidates debate the future of the u.s.
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let's head to the u.k. because with britain finally set to quit the e.u. prime minister boris johnson's hunt for new trade partners has turned to africa but his past comments on the continent as well as double standards when it comes to comment are raising fresh questions soledad was reports from london. prime minister boris johnson is on his latest charm offensive in an attempt to re-establish boost post bret's at business relations and it is after its to do his house at the u.k. african summit right here in london addressing several african leaders though interestingly it was on a much smaller scale than back to his counterparts in russia and india china boris johnson's affair was slightly more intimate hosting just $21.00 of the nation's
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representatives though in his pitch the prime minister did acknowledge there were various competitors when it comes to investing in africa's economy but said that britain in fact would lead the way and nobody could match britain's quote breadth and depth of expertise and while presenting the u.k. as one of the finest partners for africa boris johnson also mentioned the change of the immigration system within the united kingdom by putting people before possible . we will be able to attract the best talent from around the world wherever they may be so boris johnson they're saying will put people before passports but that small so apart from his former rhetoric that he started way back in 2002 in fact he referred to africa as a blot and even refused to acknowledge the role of britain's colonial past when it comes to the continent's economic problems the continent may be a blot but it is not
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a broad support our conscience the problem is not that we once in charge but that we are not in charge anymore now at the summit boris johnson made even further beneficial pledges to the african leaders he called for an immediate end to the u.k. taxpayers' money going anywhere near any coal mining industries in the region and it's all to do with the drive towards ending climate change from today the british government will no longer provide any new direct official development assistance of dismissible critical. for thermal coal mining coal power plants overseas sounds attractive but despite the direct investment that the u.k. has in the coal mining industry actually one of the biggest companies involved is anglo american and it's actually based right here in london so despite the u.k. saying it's going to curb coal emissions overseas some of those involved seem to be a lot closer to home which leads me to say one final question can boris johnson's
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pictures today manage to convince african leaders to go ahead working forward with him in the future not to mention of course the other global powers as competitors we also got some response from the host of artes going on the ground action we're tansey he says there may be pitfalls ahead in johnson's bid to strike the trade deals with africa. of course this is down to break said british boris johnson thinks that quick trade deals can be made with african countries he may have another thing coming to him of course china is notable for its massive trade investment strategies in africa they've been going on for more than a decade where the british companies with their colonial reputations with their reputations for linkages between themselves an arms deals and appalling mining mining scandals are regarding british companies is another matter similarly there are british troops in mali there is
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a strong british military presence so how the military presence the scandals over mining over the colonial inheritance how these all feature in a sudden easy quick fix to brics it problems as regards britain's trade deficit will have to wonder about that. an emmy award winning actor has quit his role as the voice of up through the internet character in the simpsons and fuming critics who fail to see the funny side of the much loved cutting. clip broadcasters and i'll give you the entire bottle i'm sure study our arranged marriage will not come to pass any merge look who i brought all. or are you rounding up immigrants hank azaria had forced the character since 1990 up who is an indian immigrant who runs a convenience store and uses the catch phrase thank you come again pressure on the
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show spiked after 2017 documentary slamming the character as discriminatory but many company that any stereotypes even in a comedy call to you must now be outlawed. my name is harry king the bull of the great career full of laughter critical acclaim i should be completely happy but there's still one man who haunts me to the hearts of people peddle. my documentary the problem with apu was not me to get rid of a dated cartoon character but to discuss race representation among community which i love very much it was also about how you can love something like the simpsons and still be critical of aspects of it there's also i mean he's not going to voice call anymore because cole is black and he is white whatever happened to the meaning of voice acting i loved the pool as an indian i find this news ridiculous because ari did a great job all characters in the simpsons are stereotyped caricatures i don't see
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the problem zack really meant as an author and journalist covering our culture he told us that criticism is about conforming to modern political correctness. i think to bring up the criticism now it just plays into the sort of trendiness that goes along with these protests today i mean if your problem with pew is that he has these stereotypical traits there are a lot of those characters on the simpsons so they have a lot of work to do if you're saying that it is your only problem with the simpsons and your problem is stereotypical characters it just comes across as very inauthentic if you just look at movies in general you see a lot of examples of studios seemingly panicking and making a lot of compromises to kind of feed and please this sort of faceless digital woke but the thing is we know that that really goes nowhere we've seen apologies go nowhere hollywood's in a place where they need you know they need foreign money to put a lot of movies in
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a profit they need a good word of mouth on social media so right now i think they're playing from a place of fear and that's i think that's apparent in the a pew controversy and i think it's apparent in a lot of the decisions hollywood's making right now so i personally i think they're going too far and i think they're going to they're going to see the results of the box office. rounding up to 10 for the one small step for stalls is proving no giant leap from minute to design the new uniform planted on america's good luck to fight for taking a leaf out of trips books is barking up the wrong tree as the pentagon branches out into a wooded camouflage print critics are throwing shade on the root of the problem the costumes. on the 2 so must stop or even accept. just as we have recognized the land air sea and cyber as vital warfighting domains
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we will now treat space as an independent region with today's action we open another great chapter in the extraordinary history of the united states military. 'd there eerily similar to earth force uniforms you're going to be hiding behind death space bush or something. is there a lot of woodland combat environment since clearly you've never been to endorse. my dog is about to camouflage for space than whatever that is if you're looking to save the taxpayers money this is only $3.00 in wal-mart's infant section. you can
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