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i mean i don't know. if. the taliban warns of more american deaths after donald trump cancels afghan peace talks. plus america special envoy for middle east peace resigns leaving israeli palestinian lands in the hands of a less experienced successor reassess what that means for the region. time for the palestinian authority took hold and get with the program so that they can achieve the type of independence a win win situation in the middle east is quite simple and it starts by putting the occupation in the historic waste bin. and a russian journalist who was part of and historic prisoner swap with ukraine's speaks to us about his detention in kiev. will be it's stupid to deny that it's
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a political process and it ended with my release and it ended like that because there was a change of administration. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at our teach here in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. donald trump has pulled the plug on afghan peace talks with the taliban it was hoped they would bring america's longest war to an end he blamed the group's recent attack on kabul in which an american soldier was killed the taliban warns though that scrapping the talks will result in more u.s. losses. they admitted to an attack in kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers and 11 other people if they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks the probably don't have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway the us president called off the peace dialogue this
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will lead to more losses to the us his credibility will be affected his anti peace stance will be exposed to the world losses to lives and assets will increase the president's handling of talks with the taliban which could have ended america's 18 years of military involvement in afghanistan through bipartisan criticism the u.s. targeted the group for giving shelter to al qaeda terrorists however before the invasion u.s. relations with the taliban were rather different as more and garcia explains after almost 2 decades of war this could have been the big break but no back to war as luck would have it peace in the goshi sions weren't on the media's mind when they found out they were outraged that trump should there talk to the enemy that was murderous villains who their fight against the us occupation. the problem with the council of afghanistan talks was not the timing or recent taliban violence it
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was the reality that the talks were designed to provide a cover for u.s. troop withdrawal rather than peace and would help the taliban while undermining the afghan government never should lead is a terrorist organization that hasn't renounced kind of love and continues an evil be allowed in a great country never full stop for the us to meet with the taliban and not have the leader of afghanistan to make meet with the taliban is something that's doomed to failure the whole thing doesn't quite make sense i mean it's just another example of the president truly treating our foreign policy like it's some kind of game show this isn't a game show these are terrorists listening to them you'd never know that by the late ninety's the taliban which was already hosting asama bin laden were invited to the us is on the guests for business by us energy company talks and laying pipelines talks supported by the government it was very you know they have this
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shadow we image i guess you call it that i found very straightforward and. i think the clinton administration was really committed to helping you know american business to be successful. we enjoyed. really strong support. for military analyst julie to report for the defense intelligence agency pointing out that there were alternatives to the taliban we didn't go down well with her superiors. the state department didn't want to have anything to do with the afghan resistance war even politically to reveal that there was any viable option to do taliban she was apparently forced out soon after i heard that some people at the state department were people among those more sympathetic with the taliban at that time so there might have been some political reasons as well but ultimately i was forced to leave
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a year later bin laden and al qaida orchestrated 2 attacks on us embassies in africa $224.00 people killed and yet still the us entertained the taliban the same taliban then governing of gotta start and which tolerated al qaida on its soil was invited back to the us in 2001 on the fischel state visit during which jihadism dignitaries explained their virtuous treatment of woman and now in the. security organ are. busy over there working. it's right there a woman in the ministry of defense. it's very bad we don't use them as objects of them and. they're not or. for many other things women shouldn't be for months before $911.00 the u.s.
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sent $43000000.00 to the taliban a reward for fighting narcotics trafficking who would have known that just months later america would invade to start a war that would last for almost 2 decades the united states have been cooperated with jaya dean in afghanistan for a long time they didn't see them as that dangerous they saw them as people who would stay over there and and they thought they could use them this changed on 9111 hand it does seem hypocritical for the united states to meet with the taliban today after promising to destroy them on the other hand it's the necessity of defeat the united states has been fighting for 18 years and it is the american public is tired of it. the u.s. wouldn't hear a bad word about the taliban why did the mover is on a guest plan to build pipelines together but peace talks in 2019
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that all be asleep is something america just current and paid the u.s. and the taliban had been in negotiations for almost a year the taliban had demanded the withdrawal of all foreign troops from afghanistan america wanted guarantees the group would not assist international terrorism and drive accord had been reached last week according to the u.s. secretary of state though the fighting is only escalating. how the commander resolute support and the nato forces there are still at this hard and we killed over a 1000 taliban just in the last 10 days and while this isn't a war of attrition the american people should know we will continue to apply the appropriate pressure to make sure that we're never struck with terror again from afghanistan are the from it's true that he's someone who campaigned on an anti war on antiwar slogans but at the same time a trump tries to always try himself as being a strong man not being a weakling and i think that the statements made by point one into indeed are in
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that direction part of the efforts being made by the trump administration to show that it's not treading softly when it comes to the war on terror. so i do expect that indeed you might see some escalation now where the real from the taliban or even from a meal from the american side because i don't think that trump wants to be seen at this particular time being someone who is going soft when it comes to taking the fight to the to these extremist groups or. the u.s. special envoy for middle east peace has resigned casting further doubt on israeli palestinian relations jason green blob was a key figure in the trump administration's efforts in the region and it's unclear if his successor will be able to put his proposals into practice the man taking over is avi berkowitz he graduated from law school 3 years ago and according to reports has no middle east experience ups now he's worked as an aide to trump's son in law jared cushioning. meanwhile the former envoy green bought have received
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criticism in the arab world for unpopular decisions after supporting the relocation of the u.s. embassy to jerusalem and recognizing israeli sovereignty over the golan heights but his decision to leave the job is now raising questions over what happens next the trump administration's long delayed peace plan is set for publication after the israeli elections in september but previously details appeared to highlight some key decisions like an expansion of israel's territory to include west bank settlements all palestinians would get part of the gaza strip for infrastructure but cannot live there leaks also suggested palestinians would be forbidden from having an army are guesstimated how this could work out. 1st of all let's agree that the there and there might be a plan that the us administration is working on but that piece is not part of it and the palestinians are not part of it then that's why the palestinians have taken the very logical approach in forming the international committee that so long as
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this administration does not recognize trellis to me and writes for international law there is really not much to talk about if the palestinians are going to simply boycott mr green blood boycott mr trump boycott the saudis boycott anything before they even seen the play and then there's no opportunity for a gauge of it this is the time for engagement not for boycotts and when you start to boycott the arab world and the united states you're going down a very slippery slide on guns in riyadh. nobody's well i caught palestinians have with palestine is an integral part of the arab world mr greenblatt is someone who has is not only committed ideologically to the settler movement he is a contributor to the entrenchment of the supplements regime which is illegal under international law in the heart of the occupied west bank so there was never. a
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moment where this administration even made a slight effort to give the impression that it has any inclination or any interest in being balanced in being objective it's the palestinian authority that have got to get with the program they live in the middle east that they essentially believe they are the center of the middle east and they're really they've really become a footnote and they're about to throw the throw themselves excuse me into the waste basket of history of unless they begin to engage with the greatest superpower on earth which is the troubled ministration who truly wants the best for the palestinian people and is trying yet again after 25 years of failures to help the palestinian people and their israeli neighbors come to a. diplomatic political and economic solution the palestinians throughout the past years with successive american administrations have bent over backwards to try and reach a solution that would guarantee a real 2 state formula now if you're talking about formulas that were presented
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that would give the palestinians far less than a state then naturally the palestinian leadership which is accountable to the palestinian people cannot accept something that is not acceptable less than a palestinian state it's time for the palestinian authority to pony up and get with the program so that they can achieve the type of independence that israel can have the type of rights and security that the jewish people so much deserve in this part of the world so it's a win win recognizing israel's illegal annexation of jerusalem has been rejected worldwide recognizing israel's illegal annexation of the syrian golan has been rejected worldwide a win win situation in the middle east is quite simple and it starts by putting the occupation in the historic waste been. a russian journalist who returned to moscow on saturday as part of a historic prisoner swap with ukraine has spoken to reporters he was arrested in
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kiev and may 2800 on charges of treason and was released from pretrial detention late last month as well as giving a press conference he spoke to our correspondent with all the details here's maria finish. we had an exclusive interview with kid who wishes to 52 year old russian journalist with ukrainian passport who spent $470.00 days in detention in ukraine more than 15 months the time confessed to us definitely became a task for him not only professionally but as a human being this is how he described the biggest challenges and the hardest moments for him while in detention some of them the hardest thing was the living conditions because it's the shock when someone 1st enters prison i had in my hands the boat for toiletries a toothbrush and toothpaste the 2nd hardest thing was to get over the shock of everything that was happening to me because i understood that it had nothing to do with the law i understood that it's absolutely political and also realized that by
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law i could not protect myself how interview didn't last more than 15 minutes but i saw tears in kid it was always so many times during this time and i have to tell you he is a man 52 years old experienced journalist he's a tough guy and i saw him crying and trying to hide this it's really hard to understand what he's been through but whatever it was definitely brought so much pain and frustration and killed definitely as far as i understood from what he was telling me was really bad about his case but there is much more than just that. there were women and older people arriving in moscow whereas in ukraine only military officers and men of military age came out of the airplane the sort of people know what they're going for while it's humiliating to have women and old people in jail there was a woman who was 6 months pregnant in the detention facility where i was she helped
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to organize the crimean referendum in 24 team she was put in prison for that told us that he wasn't destroyed by jail and i asked what did help him stay afloat and keep sane. and he told me knowing that world leaders such as what more putin angola merkel discussing in his case trying to get him out knowing that there is a country behind him and very very important people trying to fight for him and for he's fate actually was life saving just a few words of case to remind you he used to be they had of russia's agency in kiev ukraine until one day in may 2013 he was arrested over a treason charges by ukraine's as b u national security agency and if guilty he could face up to 15 years in prison he was never proven guilty and he denied all the way through these promises all the allegations and all the charges this case
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brought some international attention and repeated condemnation from though is see killed told me he has no doubts that his case was and remains a political case it's such a stupid to deny that it's a political process and it's my release and it ended like that because there was a change of up in the street i knew that as long as pershing court was in power i would remain in prison a profession would protect me work according to strict standards if i followed all of these journalistic standards there was nothing they could arrest me for but it turned out there was because poroshenko created a big political story together with lots of ministration. you know added he hopes to hold those responsible who will eventually be brought to justice and he also said he's not a politician but again he hopes that what happened to he men 34 other people exchanged and released from ukraine in detention would eventually mark the
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beginning of a new era of the era of better positive relations between ukraine and russia with more dignity and more respect. for a traditional religious performance in germany has come under fire from the animal rights organization peta calling for donkey's to be removed from the show depicting the last days of jesus christ instead it suggests a scooter is used. these
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days jesus would no longer travel by don't key he would presumably move in and some other electric vehicle that is kind to animals and the environment the demand has been criticized by performers the actor playing jesus says the play represents a specific moment in time and a scooter would be out of place they vent has been held in bavaria since the 17th century with only minor changes since then and it's not just those on stage and grippy this intervention. jesus is supposed to ride in these couture instead of a donkey it could not be more idiotic. i was in jerusalem and there is a ban on the use of electric vehicles in the old town i understand the criticism itself but seriously jesus on in the school while everything around is historically correct oh. animal welfare is taking a lot in germany and european countries in many countries throughout the world and i'm aware as well taken what is not taking
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a concentration for me is human welfare peta has had since mission to divert attention away from human suffering and focus attention on less important issues and peta has probably no knowledge of the german laws but a law that is very straight and it has its limits but it also has privileges and said privileged organizations can as long as they follow the strict procedures as that the law provides use animals in their performances. coming up london mayor city calling slams the world's largest arms fair currently being hosted in his city burning at 4 and a story and more after the break. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected
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. so when you want to be president. or some want to be preached. to the right to due process this is like the 43 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the water in the house. or soup. so it seems wrong. but i. just don't hold. me. yet to seep out just to come after. and in the game equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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welcome back the mayor of london city khan has voiced his opposition to a major arms fair being hosted in the city is or probably describes the event as a porn and says he strongly opposes it defense and security equipment international is the world's largest arms exhibition and has been mired in controversy before back in 2013 torture equipment was found on sale at the fair and critics also point to those doing the shopping among them saudi arabia and iraq meanwhile human rights activists say the u.k. is facilitating atrocities saw scaler picks up the story. this is a british with a twist held only every 2 years there's no candyfloss teacups or soft toys no the largest weapons fire in the wild is in town.
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d s e i attracts on companies and military delegations from all over the world backed by the ministry of to fads it's the kind of that he'd expect the media to be keen to get involved in who it's not so easy to pass the security checks take in affection war correspondents works alongside the british military he should fit the bill know each application in the information submitted is assessed on the case by case basis after reviewing europe location we are unable to establish that you are a journalist and editor production team member in a role and field mr cobain try to convince them with his reports for the likes of the guardian in times newspapers covering everything from northern ireland to bosnia and saudi arabia no luck though and it's a decision that's provoked a strong reaction. ian cobain is an award winning journalist it is absurd that the
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security team for the arms for have taken it upon themselves to decide he is on suitable to attend the event it is totally unacceptable for a journalist to be refused access in this way and it is a sinister breach of press freedom the arms spec comes at a time of increased scrutiny over the u.k.'s weapons sales and back in june westminster was forced to freeze any deals with saudi arabia after a court ruled unlawful amid allegations that british arms are being used in the yemen conflict now the u.n. says arms tennis could become the sit in alleged war crimes there are certain states who are well known to be supplying weapons that includes the united states it includes the united kingdom and it includes france to name but 3 the group of experts has recommended that 3rd states prohibit the authorization about transfers
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and refrain from providing arms to parties to the conflict still it's perhaps no surprise that riyadh is a guest of honor at this year's d.s.e. i am even less of a surprise that antiwar activists are stepping up that charge the weapons that should be sold at the dia cia arms gear could be used for decades to come in atrocities and looking particularly this angel of destruction of yemen we have to remember that the soviet regime is by far the world's largest buyer if you keep weapons and we know that these are being used to commit atrocities christine atrocity after chastity after atrocity and my traces would not be possible if it weapons which had been licensed by boris johnson and his colleagues but with the weapons market what 14000000000 pounds a year to missile control policy to be on the safe side though curious on experience would correspondence probably but a cat in the d.s. the dog suffocate ought to. the u.s.
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budget deficit is expected to hit one trillion dollars next year and questions are being raised over how american taxpayer money is being used a new report by a kentucky senator has highlighted some of the more bizarre examples of government spending.
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that's a wrap up of the day's top news for now but don't forget you can always find us on many of your favorite social media platforms like twitter and facebook for up to the minute reports. the barbarians the vandals of wall street are now actively plundering your bank account with a negative interest in astronomy economic policy there's no economics behind it that would cue to any school of economics that has ever existed as dr michael has said since the bronze age it's just out right for. thousands of american. men and women choose to serve in the country's military and
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the decision lotos sheltered lives every song came to a complete. the day that i was afraid to be instructed here you know told to shut up what they'd kill me and i see how it destroyed my life any screamed at me and he made me come in and he grabbed my arm and he write me with his birthing area if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military rape is a very very traumatizing thing tat happen but i've never seen trauma like i've seen from women who are veterans who have suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished don't be offended i had an almost 10 year career which i was very invested in and i gave that up to report a sex offender who was not even going to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of tower and violence male sexual predators for the large part of
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film begins in hawaii in the middle of the pacific ocean in spite of the island's remote location it is also foreman that day and to the epidemic of the 20th century plastic. and plastic pollution is littering beaches and endangering certain species of animals no matter how remote or out of reach. in this laboratory in the north of the occupied a go scientists study marine animals not plastic at least in theory. no idea what that is. that it's certainly plastic.
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jessica perelman is a biologist accustomed to finding plastic in fish stomachs she has started a very unique collection. casually often plastic bags and this was off of a stomach when i found it had no idea what it wasn't all that it just. really do react when this stomach i was shocked i started documenting it measuring it taking photos showing whoever else was around in the lab and we were kind of. we were just they're shocked to think that that these fish are are really ingesting this i mean. to her disbelief the scientist has found plastic in an unlikely specimen known as the long sit fish. the young researcher was not expecting such a surprising discovery when she began her work on the.


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