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known for its pursuit of happiness. 101 east explores how this national guard inspiring the younger generation on al-jazeera. if you want to help save the world. isn't hero. back at the white house but u.s. president donald trump removes his mask after 3 nights in hospital with covert 19. i know there's a risk there's a danger but that's ok and now i'm better maybe i'm immune i don't know. hello i'm come all santamaria here in doha with continuing coverage on al-jazeera
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of donald trump's departure from hospital. but they're still. early the president walked out of the walter reed army medical center on a did to the delight of his supporters. we all remain cautiously optimistic. and on guard because we're in a bit of uncharted territory there's a lot of caution from trump's doctor as he refuses to commit to when the president can travel to campaign for the election. and the virus continues to spread through the white house press secretary kerry mcnamee's the latest to test positive. pullover and us president of the trump is back in the white house after spending 3 nights at a military hospital following his diagnosis for covert 19 he was a flown back by helicopter to washington where he will continue his treat me. but
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before entering the white house trump stood on the balcony and took off his mosque even though his recovery is far from over and he will continue to receive treatment for a few more days transman given experimental drugs and a steroid reserved usually for the seriously ill but less than a months the election he is eager to project strength despite his infection minutes after. this moment on the white house balcony trump tweeted out a video encouraging people not to let the virus control their lives and i learned so much about corona virus and one thing that's for certain don't let it dominate you don't be afraid of it you're going to beat it we have the best medical equipment we have the best medicines all developed recently and you going to beat it i went i didn't feel so good and 2 days ago i could have left 2 days ago 2 days ago felt great like better than i have in a long time i said just recently better than 20 years ago don't let it dominate
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don't let it take over your lives don't let that happen we have the greatest country in the world we're going back we're going back to work going to be out front and your leader i had to do that i knew this danger to it but i had to do it i stood out front i led nobody that's a leader would not do what i did and i know there's a risk there's a danger but that's ok and now i'm better and maybe i'm immune i don't know but don't let it dominate your lives get out there be careful we have the best medicines in the world and they're all happened very shortly and they're all getting approved and the vaccines are coming momentarily hertzberg this one down with mike hanna in washington d.c. the 1st thing we heard in that clip mike was donald trump saying i've learned so much about covert 19 and then he took his mask off on the balcony of the white house. your thoughts. well
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indeed if that was a rather remarkable moment saying here that was something you said earlier as well as that you don't have to read a book about coronavirus side now or know about it i've learned so much about it one would have imagined that the president of a country in the grip of a pandemic for a long period of time would have been briefed very thoroughly about the coronavirus before he went to hospital for 3 days to discover new meaning about it but once again with that taking off his mask was for all the photo opportunity it would appear but also most experts would point to this as a extremely disturbing move and a disturbing signal to the public at large the whole health thrust has been keep your mask on the way your mask in public now remembering too as well that there's around 100 members of staff who work within the white house residence the butlers the valets the cooks the cleaners they are going to be coming into contact with the
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president and his wife and had been coming to contact the president and his wife and there you have the president walking mark's masculists into the white house residence so this is great cause for concern and kemal the question was whether 3 days in the hospital has told the president anything new about the coronavirus whether his attitude that has been largely dismissive throughout all the months in which hundreds of thousands of americans have died whether that attitude is going to change that simple fact of taking off his mask before walking into the residence would appear to indicate that nothing's changed at all the message in the rest of that short speech was don't be afraid what was it don't let it dominate shoot that's apparently what the doctor said to him and now donald trump taking this. to the american public don't let it dominate you but as i was saying to a guest earlier it dominated 210000 people to the point of them dying from it.
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well it is as well and there are 40000 americans contracting the panda the virus every single day still more than 40000 so the condemning continues to have a massive grip on this country and one must remember that the average american does not have access to one to the most experimental viral cocktail imaginable to all sorts of therapeutics that is simply not available to each and every american all which president trump got for the 7 $150.00 he paid in taxes last year so there's no comparison whatsoever and i think it's very important while all this attention has been on the president to see exactly how serious this pandemic remains in the last 7 days for example the weekly rate of infections is more than that of a month ago that since $34.00 states as i said in the past 24 hours alone they had
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been $40000.00 new cases that's basically a daily average so this pandemic is far from over you cannot do a mission accomplished as president trump appears to be doing there in that little bit of a message that he put out while americans continue to get infected and while americans continue to die that taking off a mask is some would argue deeply disrespectful of all of those who contracted the virus of all of those who died for it and the relatives of all of those who died from this particular virus so the public health situation remains exactly the same and one last point is that the president has not yet recovered from the virus the doctors making very clear the comment is he is not out of the woods yet we know that the most severe form of the effects of the virus happened within the 2nd week
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of infection that's a data that has been shown us. many many many cases the president it would appear in that 2nd week so all of this is a little bit preliminary one might say the president basically making bold statements like do not let it dominate you and of course that one little line that he had in that statement to maybe i mean i didn't. hear i don't know if my camera in washington thank you so don't try to provide an assessment of the president's health before he was discharged declined to share results of his lung scans show in connally said trump would not be fully out of the woods as mike was saying for at least another week and that treatment would carry on at the white house over the past 24 hours the president has continued to improve he's met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria to receive another dose of them desert you're here today and then we plan to get him home. it's been more than 72 hours since his
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last fever oxygen levels clothing ambulatory saturations and his work of breathing or all normal. though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet the team and i agree that all are evaluations and most importantly is clinical status support the president safe return home where he'll be surrounded by world class medical care 247 for some medical perspective we spoke to dr who is a senior clinical lecturer at the university of exeter medical school in the u.k. we talked about the president's condition. president trump may have had a mild infection and it clearly shows that he's made a pretty good recovery if all his test results are to be believed so it is and carly forceable to be unwell for a few days and get better you do not have to have a prolonged illness some people of course have a very for
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a long and severe illness but there is a lot of variability in do how long and when he is ill fall but you can still be contagious and i think that's probably the point after a lot of people are looking at him and he just walked into the white house took off his mask and and went in he will he may be better course on course but he is still probably be contagious all without a doubt and i feel very sad i feel sad because president trump may wish to do whatever he wishes to do but he is a leader of one of the most powerful nations on planet and as a result some responsibilities come with that and there are people who work in the white house the president is infected and most probably infectious and therefore even even if he was. pretty good and pretty are not infectious tested and proven it would be good to wear that mask to show he doesn't want to generate the next case that's very important only take some medicine and this has been the controversial
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point if he's been given it and it sounds serious that's what you give when a patient is particularly unwell i mean without being a doctor in the room and knowing exactly what's going on what is your take on that is it possibly just a case of well he's the president we give him the top shelf stuff so that we get rid of the same as possible whenever presidents prime ministers and such people become ill we are often put under a lot of pressure to do everything and do a lot more so i would say empirically speaking that he was probably overtreat dead overtreated but with what we also know are safe drugs so i'm not at all concerned that maybe he had are over intervention after all he's the president of the united states so for him to have had x. a method sewn as well as round as severe as well as goodness knows what else i just say well part of the course for being a brat president we also spoke to charles moran a republican party strategist about trump's decision to tell americans to get out
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there despite the pandemic here's part of that interview. i heard the president's restate into night that this is a buyers that is dangerous but it is not deadly it is it is lethal but it is only up to a point where we let it have you can wreak havoc on our society i heard the message i wanted in the here and i which was this nation needs to. law back control. it really was it is a racial message of the damage that the damage the coronavirus it beyond just the physical impact of the person who may have it but parents who are having to learn how to you know to be teachers for their kids who can't come back for. the child's let's let's not let the out as i'm going to i'm going to drop because i don't want
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to lose sight of something here. the president just stood there and said don't let it dominate you and maybe he's immune he said 210000 americans have died from this what about their families listen to the president saying hey don't let it dominate your lives it dominated their lives that killed their loved ones. more people have died because of suicide alcoholism in the air and that's you know the point of the trials i'm talking about a virus which has killed 210000 people like since this out of the let's stay on that. that no i feel awful about the 200000 people who died in the negative impact on their families and of people who die of the flu every year another preventable disease separate you're absolutely awful but the destruction that it is had in the teardown that it's had people who are going through depression alcoholism loss of employment the stressors around that that is a want to fight a whole number as well and the president is reaffirming his support from the american people into the american people that we need to stay strong through this
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that we should not completely just the way the foundation of this country because of the disease where we just need to by the time until we can come up with a vaccine and distributed throughout the people know that this is the message that the people need to hear and their commander in chief now vice president mike pence spoke to donald trump just before he was released from hospital this is what he told journalists. president told me. he was headed back to the white house he told me to head to utah we're looking very much forward the vice presidential debate. stakes in this election have never been higher joy never been there and i look forward to the op it will. take i. think for 4 years the president donald trump in the white house. well u.s. democratic presidential nominee joe biden has been campaigning he's in miami florida and gallacher has a report from that. well there are many things that vice president joe biden could
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have said about president while he was here in florida he could have said that the president mocked him during the presidential debate telling him he shouldn't be wearing a mask but he hasn't taken that tactic what joe biden is doing is saying we should have science as a guiding light in tackling this pandemic we should have a mandated mask wearing and we should listen to people like the center for disease control it's a very well thought out strategy i think from the biden campaign not personally attacking president trump but talking about how he if if he becomes president would tackle this through science through all the resources this country has to offer medically and professionally let's just hear what the vice former vice president had to say my prayers continue with the president 1st lady for their health and safety as the like so many american families are dealing with kroger 90. i was glad to see the president speaking recorded videos over the weekend now that he's busy
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to really campaign messages and i would ask him to do this listen to the science. of man. man mandate nationwide require a mask in every federal building the basilica and entertainers day drought urge every governor do the same a we know it saves lives. the rest of the day's news is coming up and corona virus is surging across the u.s. tens of thousands are being affected on a daily basis we'll see what state leaders are doing to stem the spread of. global community we are on because obviously you know both but i will tell crazy. folks like be part of the debate if you're nietzsche can jump into the conversation wanted it when no topic is off the table you're not afraid of anyone taking we just
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. use these 3 targeting richer and the poor getting poorer it's not kill the story the system it's just to look at the system and. this street on out is the era 40 years ago on october the 6th when muslims were observing ramadan and jews were celebrating young people egypt and syria going to surprise war against israel. counters world promoters so to get into this situation there's us now in the 1st of a 3 part series al-jazeera explores what really happened during the 1st week of the war in october on al-jazeera. the world's biggest economy was put on hold. deregulating industries of old delivered new growth for a president who promised greatness again. but the coronavirus pandemic has seen
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resurgence replaced with a recession as the world eagerly watches on to see how either presidential candidate might revive the flagship u.s. economy. details coverage of the us elections on al-jazeera a face can tell a story without uttering a single one that. and knowing. a simple time. inform us. the unconventionality of life witnessed through the lens of the human eye. is what inspires us. witness documentaries on al-jazeera.
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with al-jazeera the top story this hour is us don't the us president don't trump back in the white house after spending 3 nights at a military hospital following his coverage 19 diagnosis he was flown by helicopter back to washington where he will continue his treatment but before entering the white house trump stood on the balcony took off his mask even though his recovery is far from over. and he will excuse me continuing to receive treatment for a few more days so let's have another look at that video which trump tweeted out just minutes after he returned to the white house. don't let it dominate don't let it take over your lives don't let that happen we're the greatest country in the world we're going back to back to work when to be out front and now i'm better and maybe i'm amused i don't know but don't let it dominate your lives get out there be
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careful we have the best marriages in the world and they're all happened very shortly and they're all getting approved and the vaccines are coming momentarily thank you very much and walter reed what a group of people. one of our earlier guests was dr ali to him a senior vice president of vaccine research and development at blue willow biology x. now he says it's irresponsible to try to downplay the threat of coronavirus. this president that he practice and experience this horrible disease he and he still practicing he's he's talking about 20000000 people that have affordable care act that he's going to be trying to identify and those people who could have any health insurance so what he gets is a get the best and the world of care but there are millions and millions of people american people that they will not be able to afford any of this so therefore to
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call them and say get out and they don't get they covered 19 dominate your why and don't be afraid and so forth this is not a call that you would like to hear from a president or from a leader that people are looking up to the president even if you don't vote for him he is your president and therefore he has to calm down a little bit and really start being reasonable in his post to the people and go to the to the masses and became be careful you know don't expose other people to dangerous severe disease cope with 19 is not an easy disease not a simple one it's sat in times more lethal than the flu and we know the flu is a huge public health problem so to go get covered 9 in this boat a phrase or overnight you know you should afraid you should take all the precautions i need in order not to get infected don't be a hero and get infected just make sure that you have your mask on and you have to
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take all the precautions needed in order not to be exposed to this virus. now white house press secretary kenny mcinerney is the latest u.s. official to test positive for corona virus mcinerney says she's experiencing no symptoms the 2 deputies have also been infected among more than a dozen people connected to the white house have tested positive in recent days also in fact is the former new jersey governor and donald trump ally chris christie he is now in hospital. and served in the white house on the president obama and we spoke to him earlier he is critical of the president's decision to return for me that the president not only went back to the white house but then on the portico rips off the mast goes back into the blue room which is that room right by the portico and it would have had to have traversed a whole ways public space its staff in the white house have to go through multiple
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times a day to the white house for viewers just to give them a sense is a very cramped place one of the things that people especially foreign visitors that i brought through when i was a staffer there remarked is how much smaller it is than most presidential palaces he's a highly contagious man and can i just say having watched those holes in the white house how alarming it is for me that the president not only went back to the white house but then on the order to go rips off the mass goes back into the blue room which is that room right by the border you know it would have had to have traversed a whole ways public space its staff in the white house have to go through multiple times a day the white house for viewers just to give them a sense is a very cramped place one of the things that people especially foreign visitors that i brought through when i was a staffer there remarked is how much smaller it is than most presidential palaces.
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well the u.s. president might be out of hospital but across america cases of corona virus still on the rise on friday johns hopkins university reported $54000.00 new infections the worst states since mid august and so state leaders are cracking down and preparing to battle the rising numbers in a pandemic that's already claimed 210000 lives john hendren reports from washington . as pandemic cases spike across the u.s. new york's governor is at odds with new york city's mayor over a plan coronavirus crackdown. governor andrew cuomo sped up a plan to close schools and 9 hot spots in new york city's brooklyn and queens areas beginning tuesday these clusters have to be attacked and picture those hot spots as a as embers. within the field of dry
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grass ok that's how i think. the only. of course is to run to those embers and stay to put them out but cuomo is refusing to allow new york city mayor bill de blasio to close non-essential businesses in 9 hot spots still de blasio says he will work to drive down the surge in those neighborhoods if we act aggressively right now we can do it i have absolute faith in what new yorkers can do once they have a clear direction here it is it's time to take resolute action in these 9 zip codes and protect the whole rest of the city and turn this around new york has seen a 62 percent increase of new daily coronavirus cases than it had on average just 2 weeks ago this surge in pandemic cases has swept across the u.s. in all 28 states have seen a rise in cases over the past 2 weeks that includes wisconsin home to some of the nation's worst hotspots patients are stressed our nurses are stressed and our
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doctors are stressed health authorities are now worried about the prospect of a possible twin pandemic this fall if people who are socially distancing and wary of contact fail to take their flu shots great feedback thanks for being here as some regions shut back down others like nationals grand ole opry are opening up with an audience for the 1st time in 7 months just beautiful to hear hear that kind of conversation coming back at us tonight thank you that's not happening in neighboring kentucky which is seeing the state 2nd highest daily covert count since march we need to wear a facial covering 1800 cases ought to be a wake up call if last week's 5000 almost 5000 cases. a nation that had hoped to be over the virus by now is struggling to bring down surging cases of a deadly pandemic in what would normally be just another flu season john hendren al jazeera washington. we do want to bring you
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a bit of other news and media reports in kyrgyzstan say protesters. stormed the parliament building over claims of vote rigging from sunday's election police of already dispersed thousands of people in the capital the demonstrators are angry at the early election results which predict the pro-government parties will dominate parliament with 107 out of 120 seats the current president has invited all political parties to meet him on tuesday charles stratford has our report now from bishkek. testa started gathering a lot of square in the center of bishkek early off to new opposition leaders called for unity among the various qualities and their supporters rejected preliminary results in sunday's parliamentary election that showed pro-government parties potentially winning but for the chief of the $120.00 seats. the demonstrators are demanding the rerun of the poll which one opposition leader described as the
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dirtiest of kyrgyzstan's history. we are angry of the results because we say the government tricked everybody they created conditions for people to sell the of it's allegations of election fraud a widespread as well as reports of parties bribing people for their support at the ballot box and new elections because we don't recognize. the results of the elections because of widespread fraud and intimidation protest is challenging the president sure baiji call to step down people told us they had not seen any government protesters launches this since the revolution that overthrew president kurmanbek bakiyev in 2010. the fact that i'm staying here shows that i'm very angry with the results we had a lot of hope in this election and all hope has died. security forces have been
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transported on buses to a wooded park close to the square the protesters remain defiant more than time we can see the police on the outskirts of the square and if they attack us there will be another revolution the by nightfall the city center square we can field a crowd of protesters tried to break through the gates of the parliament building. minutes later security forces moved in foreign tear gas and stun grenades the crowd fled into the surrounding streets. public. security forces. there for. the thousands of people that have gathered here. but it seems as if. the devil in the story one of these elections a big soundly one will follow the government seems. prostration
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as you can see. it pretty soon. as a crackdown in these parts of this. amazing reporting from charles bear and plenty more for you online the rest of the day's world news is that al-jazeera dot com. how fast the i will take you to the headlines now u.s. president donald trump back in the white house after spending 3 nights in a military hospital following his diagnosis for cover at 19 he was fine back to washington by helicopter where he will continue his treatment but this moment just before entering the white house donald trump stood on the balcony and took off his mask even though his recovery is far from over and he will continue to receive treatment for
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a few more days and then minutes after that moment donald trump tweeted out a video in which he encouraged people not to let the virus control their lives. and i learned so much about corona virus and one thing that's for certain don't let it dominate you don't be afraid of it you're going to beat it we have the best medical equipment we have the best medicines all developed recently and you going to beat it i went i didn't feel so good and 2 days ago i could have left 2 days ago 2 days going felt great like better than i have in a long time i said just recently better than 20 years ago don't let it dominate don't let it take over your lives don't let that happen we have the greatest country in the world we're going back we're going back to work going to be out front and your leader i had to do that i knew this danger to it but i had to do it i stood out front i led nobody that's
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a leader would not do what i did and i know there's a risk there's a danger but that's ok and now i'm better and maybe i'm immune i don't know but don't let it dominate your lives get out there be careful we have the best medicines in the world and they're all happened very shortly and they're all getting approved and the vaccines are coming momentarily president obama trump fair however his press secretary kerry mcinerney has become the latest u.s. official to test positive for corona virus mcinerney says she is experiencing no symptoms to fit deputies have also been infected they are among the more than a dozen more than a dozen people connected to the white house have tested positive in recent days also infected now is the former governor of new jersey and trump ally chris christie who is now in the hospital and you are up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera we are back with more right after people. a
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diverse range of stories from across the globe and from the perspective of our network's journalists on al-jazeera. how has north korea one of the poorest countries in the world managed to evade u.n. sanctions and pay for its nuclear weapons program the answer is through a secretive government organization known as bureau $39.00 which obtains foreign exchange to fund kim jong un's regime in the 2nd of 2 investigations how insurance scams computer fraud and illegal arms sales keep the money rolling in.
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the 1st. north korea's like game of thrones but without the dragons. is society as capitalists and everything is geared to make sure that there's as much cash for kim as is possible. with the. war yes in that he is going to. $39.00 he is involved in everything that makes money for north korea selling arms smuggling of drugs guns are free to go for us bills this is about hundreds of millions of dollars a year. and everything. you do 100 you don't. make dollars.
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hamburg germany. until a few years ago the north korean state insurance company k n i see how to branch in an innocuous looking apartment block here. 6 north korean officials made deals with major european insurance companies. or jungle. paul one and they're all. good on another don't you know there was a. helicopter there. the head of my age and any of her. son made. her all weird to me as
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a. terrible loss of lloyd the jungle lloyd to me there's a chair ball and then press of peeing you guys you're more of a former ball. alas you can bet that i you know someone down there could be. punished. worries you guys are helicopter car so puzzling me and even my element you know my other larger war one case among many in 2015 the european union put the north korean insurance company on their sanctions list the accusation co financing of the nuclear weapons program through bureau $39.00 experts estimate that with crashed helicopters and similar tricks the kim regime and several $100000000.00. but how does the kim regime an itch to transfer the millions it makes to pyongyang the answer is simple through
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diplomatic channels who are. there to as far as who is who worked there who were annoyed there's a word as one of the ones it is or will that are. for her approval or the subject was it in your own words or through word through. north korea uses its worldwide network of embassies to ferry money back to pyongyang north korean officials enjoying diplomatic immunity carry the money in cash in their flight back each a simple but efficient way to ensure the cash flow doesn't stop. when those with embassies that are fun symbol to its often mainly serve the real. the 2 things of this financial is also illegal mainly. north korean diplomats are basically ears for kim. they're into for the 1st bases where they may be drug lords
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and maybe weapons workers that they carry defy the curse words so they called us. right in the middle of the city lies the north korean embassy. the north koreans have been renting out one of the buildings as a hostel for tourists they've been earning $38000.00 euros per month in rent. using embassy grounds for such activities is against diplomatic practices and contravenes un and e.u. sanctions. like any other country the main goal of the embassies is to sort of the state in the north korean states priorities in particular so because sanctions are so comprehensively much of the activities conducted in these embassies may be prohibited. providing military supply training and much of that has been done through north korea's embassies particularly in africa
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and the middle east so out of all the countries in the middle east current syrian arab republic as the greatest levels of prohibited cooperation with north korean military and. half is. the father of the current syrian death part and kim were friends from the 1960 zone back then the north koreans hope the syrians during the war against israel and supplied them with weapons and ammunition an important source of income right up to today. using tactics similar to those of 18th century pirates bureau $39.00 runs ships under folks flags. and fake names according to the un north korea has managed to send large numbers of weapons to syria. between 20122017 at
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least 40 shipments from north korea passed through the suez canal but in 2018 the un managed to have one of them intercepted. so we found something called go on its way to syria these were us of resistant tiles involves which could be used in chemical weapons development but also missile fuel is highly corrosive and such tal's could be used for ballistic missile programs as well the bill of lading clearly gave as an address in syria to stop bush from company for serious scientific studies research center the s.s. all see which is responsible for serious ballistic missile and chemical weapons development program the russians that ensued the chemical weapons produced in these laboratories has been used by syria's dictator assad against his own people for
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years and many of those died in agony for me. it's a little known fact that the syrian chemical weapons program was created with the help of north korean technicians and scientists some of these sites were all made by the united states. the purpose of our actions today is to establish a strong deterrent against the production spread and use of chemical weapons. well and the americas bob the chemical there were stories they bugged the north koreans there whether they knew there bubbling there were screams i don't know that they did as the north korean the essence is syria is really much of the report is a drip. a that's. one 3rd of all buildings in syria have been destroyed a tragedy and a business opportunity the syrian regime hopes for billions from international
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donors for the reconstruction of the country the necessary work brigades to come from north korea the 2 countries signed a contract as a meeting in june 2019. between desperate. the money to service by office $30.00 and it goes straight into the coffers of the leadership . it is used on the one hand to provide for luxury items it is used to pay for the mercy of these beds cars that somehow found their way into the earth korea despite the sanctions but it also is also used and this is probably more important to deliver the best actors you can you can trade. as early as the mid eighty's came in joe ill start a training the most talented children to become cyber hackers they're also good money or ransomware like the other crime fighters for example is considered sicko
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from the north koreans it is the biggest cyber attack the world has ever seen hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in about $150.00 countries rendered useless now the u.s. government is publicly placing the blame for that cyber assault uniquely dubbed want to cry squarely on kim jong un's army of hackers and so computer specialists are hot on the heels of north korean hacking simon choi works as a consultant to south korean intelligence agencies. who. experts estimate that the tween 61300 hackers work for kim or.
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color king aren't. up well appearing on t.v. i think. their lives are also not going to become in a. real curriculum period. kubba get our one last. call i would sit on hunger experts estimate that up to $2000000000.00 have been stolen by young highly trained north korean hackers. north korea has developed an official education system for its upper middle class. here at pyongyang middle school the children who will later be computer specialists scientists and engineers are trained to shape the future of the country is that a region finally appendages of that i don't care if english and this exchange is the last until the students also learn how to use computers
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they have access to a very limited north korean version of the internet uncensored variety is strictly forbidden. north korea's rulers know that once the doors to the digital world have been thrown open they can never be shut again but despite all precautions in 2007 or korea face the 1st digital data leak in its history the danger of pyongyang's municipal registry with more than $2000000.00 entries professor brighter obtained a copy and is currently analyzing it using special software. we never had this kind of. information ever. different understand the system the party who can are actually go and allies in a mapping. for the 1st time there were no longer dependent. people who tellers
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were all the buildings are. recollecting see who's inside the buildings what companies are what departments there are and races locals are the data proves the main building of bureau 39 is close to the seat of power right in the middle of pyongyang just a stone's throw away from the headquarters of the workers' party. it's divided into 6 main departments and employs several 1000 people in pyongyang alone they have their own fleet of vehicles kindergartens a golf course an ostrich farm and even their own bank these 6 main departments are in turn responsible for hundreds of individual companies throughout north korea they control iron ore and diamond mines jewelry factories and textile companies they're mainly specialized in exporting goods abroad other
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companies in the bureau and foreign exchange through forced labor arms smuggling and insurance fraud but one rule applies. to all the named bureau 39 is never mentioned outside north korea so it remains invisible impossible for u.n. sanctions monitors to detect. tyrion have already occurred on here as the rewards are there who say where they were you know how because you do your war sums of course their behavior and ours of all around. crimean. colonel. their money. their perhaps because you guys you get them you know. you know by home from work to come illegally it's
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a 1000000 of his own. is my medium term and tired and everything well you haven't you don't. make dollars. north korea is changing an impoverished socialist state has turned into a country with a highly flexible shadow economy in many ways north korea is run like a commercial company all that matters is cash became the workers here are no longer slaving away for the revolution but for the wealth of their leader and his cronies the gap between rich and poor is widening while the population in pyongyang enjoys a constantly growing prosperity 40 percent of the rural population still suffer from malnutrition but what there was shows beyond any doubt is that office 39 other only exists and though it can prove what it does it all means companies it operates
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these companies in their force all kinds of things. that is why the boards and development in understanding how north korea manages to earn money abroad we know know exactly through what kind of companies office 39 dust is. the kim jong silk silk spending male named after kim jong un's grandmother a model factory $1600.00 workers are employed here most of them women they sought process and boil the cocoons of the silkworms to obtain the precious yun this opens come from a province south of pyongyang about $200.00 tons of silk are produced here every year. a luxury product expensive and labor intensive the factories entire production is intended for export abroad but the supervisors are unwilling
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to disclose who the foreign customers are. i'm not sure anymore who suffers under the sanctions. it's a hassle i'm sure for north koreans but i do find ways around that one of the problems is that neither thai the nor russia. is helping in forcing the sanctions. romans or underscores that it's and. they don't see that here once and on and on the. ground can one jet hit them he so you during the day one story doesn't believe she waited till my and the very moment. we've all madonna is going to get him for missing mom with him number one you don't moment mom who cries you really. gave her head so i could come. home to you and people comment fake 30. textiles are the 2nd most important north korean export product after coal.
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your core core you move. toward the sea you ought. to be used is the. symbols of. the whole whom you put in the world goes. to joking ha ha bill good those. who seem all need. all the. whole school who are followed you know to the other the other more. 'd than down china. north korea's gateway to the world. and a symbol of how few tile the un efforts are to dry up kim sources of cash. the sino korean friendship bridge across the yalu river it's one of the few ways to
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enter or leave north korea every day trucks queue in front of the customs checkpoint smugglers traders and also the agents and entrepreneurs of biro 39 they're all hoping for a quick deal here china is by far north korea's most important trading partner financial experts estimate that 90 percent of north korea's exports go to its powerful neighbor in the north. thousands of north koreans are said to work in textile factories in the region. disguised as businessmen and equipped with hidden cameras we film in one of the factories chinese textile companies hire north koreans because their wages are lower than those of chinese workers the seamstresses work day and night. often sleep on the company premises. they're likely to be locked up for years far away from their families.
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together with a team of labor lawyers trade x. pipes and data specialists remco broker tries to find out whether european brands work with chinese companies that directly or indirectly employ north koreans we've met is to prove the existence of the significance of. of north korean slave labor in the supply chain of some of the world's leading clothing companies but more than that chinese factories outsource to north korean factories in north korea basically in europe and then in the u.s. we've come to an agreement that we no longer wish to find slave labor or child labor in a supply sense but if you look closer at some of these producers you find that sometimes up to 90 percent of their production does not take place in china. it does not take place in the factories where the european and the american auditors
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called to check whether working for this is are these and yes they are in those factories that that's only worth 10 percent of the products as well as the other 90 percent. of korea his team investigated one chinese textile company more closely it's called von dest their list of customers reads like a who's who of international fashion brands the website features a men's jacket next to it it says korean imported the buttons carry a label a money genius. using trade databases brought his team analyzed wrong desks business relations between 20132019 the databases used customs data showing which goods are sent back and forth between companies in different countries so in a sense the material to make certain types of clothes 2 or 3 or one of they are the subject in the so-called outer and then you have to disclose those clothes are good
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shipped to say the netherlands or to germany or to america from there this is real it into our stores between 2013 and december 26th dean. sent around $10000000.00 worth of fabrics and room materials to north korea during the same period from desperate sieved finish garments worth almost $25000000.00 from north korea. customs classify textiles by so-called h s code we take a closer look at h.s. code 6201 it stands for men's anoraks and jackets like the a money jacket on the website. between 2013 and december 26th one dest imported garments with. $12000000.00 with this coat from north korea the same code is also used for deliveries from von desk to europe and the u.s.
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among the customers a money. a money jackets that look exactly like the one on von desks website can also be bought in europe this one costs 219 euro it can't be proven beyond doubt whether garments like this one are made in north korea but cannot be ruled out we asked the fashion brands a money right we confirm the phone desk is one of our suppliers and as such is regularly subject to checks and inspections the result of these checks being that no finished products are manufactured in north korea like all our suppliers it's also required to declare which subcontractors it uses and where these are concerned it's also the case that none are in north korea we've also contacted von desta in writing the company offered no explanation as to why and to what extent it trades
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with north korea. one thing can be said for certain well known fashion brands have their goods manufactured by a chinese company that cooperates with north korea a country where workers have no rights where human life counts for nothing. his investigation shows that this is not an isolated incident for years and years we've heard testimony from north korean escapees who are in cars and racing go so they have been forced to produce textile for export workers i think for the 1st i was then able to corroborate as an external source of the through the testimony in this database. the department of bureaucratic department that is responsible for. as saying the production of textiles for one of the goals and placing those aside from that it means that we other only buy clothes produced by forced laborers
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levies a slave labor the maison buy clothes all for you're in america that has legs in cars and facing cars by people and therefore see the light of day again these are the kinds of calves as you don't leave until your debts that is just too horrific to to prove their worth and reckless that. hundreds of thousands of men and women secretly ensure the survival of the dictatorship their futures a sacrificed for the luxury of the regime and for our prosperity. kim jong un's his country like a company. he's bureau 39 does business with everything and everyone. including ups.
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