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i protest. a civil war monument in north carolina and it follows some today's deadly violence by white nationalists rally in neighboring virginia. coming up this hour korea says the united states needs its approval for any military action on the korean peninsula the north. language. google is accused of centuries ship after it's also made to truckers system searches and delete some videos from journalists groups on you tube.
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just after ten pm this choose the night here in the russian capital my name is you know neal you're welcome to the program our top story this hour further protests over a controversial confederate statues which some see is how closely very overtones turned violent in the u.s. on monday just two days after a unite the right rally turned deadly in virginia demonstrators destroyed one such monument in north carolina. was i was the idea. of people gathered outside of durham to topple a near century old statue of
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a confederate soldier some climbed on top of it all the to the ground using a rope across were heard shouting we are the revolution on call for an end to fascism in america. elsewhere the murder of lexington in kentucky sees you will push to move to confederate statues to the ice skirts of the city the mayor of baltimore revealed similar plans but now that she'd like to keep the exact date secret to prevent on the unrest and yesterday construction workers removed the monument of a civil war soldier in florida after two years of lawmakers pushing for its relocation we've spoken to a global policy expert a bite the issue the civil war took place one hundred fifty years ago how is taking down statues from one hundred fifty years ago going to do anything at all to improve race relations today in the united states i mean the civil war the
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slave owners have really nothing very much to do with americans today so it's really fraudulent but what it's about is an attack on the two thousand and sixteen election on the deed legitimize the victory of donald trump by getting involved is denouncing these various white supremacist white nationalist groups he is undermining his own position because he is there's no reason for him to go around denouncing these people he has never had anything to do with white nationalism white supremacy. well two days after the bloody clashes in the state of virginia donald trump to overwhelming pressure made a statement specifically denouncing racism and hate groups he was initially criticized for not explicitly condemning the white supremacists rallying in charlottesville we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence on many sites on many so.
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racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals of thugs including the k.k.k. neo nazis white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as americans. well much of the media still criticize the president for his the laid response and leading him to tweet about the quote fake news media will never be satisfied he then headed to new york where he was met by crowds of protesters outside trump tower who accused him of racism the following report from caleb maupin contain so violent. one of the chants most frequently used at the protests is no trump no k.k.k. hell fascist usa essentially trump and his supporters are being tarred with the same brush as white supremacy. ok.
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ok. now the suspect in the horrific charlottesville car ramming was himself a member of the far right but the mayor of this city was very quick to put his blame on the white house and president trump and he wasn't alone he should look in the mirror when he made a choice in his presidential campaign the folks around with them to you know to go right to the gutter to play on our worst prejudices and i think you are seeing a direct line from what happened here this weekend to those choices trump has made it clear with bannon gorka in the white house and the klan in the streets it is now the white supremacists house. this incitement of hatred to that got us here is as real and condemn the bill as the white supremacists and i was tweets the democratic response to the car ramming mirrors the way republicans responded to the shooting at the congressional baseball practice they blame democrats for stoking up the
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atmosphere while reality the attack was carried out by a was public enemy that knew how to build an increasing intensity of hostility on the left three percent tension has been building. things since election night. that vitriol from the left has spurred threats and now action without historical parallel events like today are exactly why we took issue with and why elites glorifying the assassination of a president now most americans liberal conservative or otherwise are not violent however it seems like the leaders of the two major political parties try to make the other half of the electorate look like they are and that seems to be mobilizing people in both camps if you want to start something. and demonize me and i don't give.
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thanks. to our better. than that. was the united states has created a political system in a way to demonizing one side means supporting the other side for many voters those who haven't really learned that much about their parties yet the the solution to this is to reduce some of these impediments to we need a system in which political parties have to fight for their own ideas they have to show why what they believe is good and why it's right and what's an excellent idea . not just focus on demonizing the other side so no matter what your political outlook is the best strategy seems to be the same generalizing demonize label pop and r. c. your. u.s. senator john mccain has joined the ranks of politicians condemning the far right
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rallies white supremacists to neo nazis are by definition opposed to american patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special. however many twitter users were quick to remind him that he was pictured with ukrainian nationalists not so long ago here for example he's posing with the leader of the far rights for both of freedom party in ukraine so bought it played a major role in the twenty fourteen uprising in the country and here mr mccain is tweeting positively about a meeting the how to. be a member of the ukrainian parliament a man whose book look from the right shows him openly displaying nazi s.s. symbols. and there are some notable similarities to the scenes currently playing out in the us with those that occurred in ukraine a few years back. was. sure
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those who serve. well mccain is is an extremely nebulous character isn't a wanders around the place trying to stir up trouble wherever he can he's also been filmed with jihad he's inside syria which of course was an illegal act to go into syria. does he own drapery b. and thaw arrives in ukraine and of course in terms of internal us politics very anti trump and you know the the the anti trump brigade are trying to make some. trump with the far right and therefore they have to condemn the far right if they're going to try and use a stick to beat trump with i think whatever trump does it's not going to keep people people who don't like trump and never going to be happy whatever he says whatever he does but is still getting pretty bizarre and called police it. moving
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on now north korea house once again blamed the u.s. for escalating tensions on the korean peninsula it comes as the science president stated that there would be no military action without souls consent meaning you know a lot for all american action would not be supported war must never break out again on the korean peninsula only the republic of korea can make the decision for military action on the korean peninsula without the consent of the republic of korea no country can decide to take military action the united states which was the first to bring numerous strategic nuclear equipment near to us should first make the right decision and show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the korean peninsula and prevent a dangerous military clash. earlier thoughtlessness protested in so will against the united states the point of the missile defense system in their country the calls for deescalation on the peninsula are at all what the american president's
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words however only days ago he tweeted that military solutions are now fully in place locked and loaded and donald trump is not the sole figure in washington either sounding hawkish. the threat from north korea not only to the united states but to the world is very very clear this is an accidental threat to the united states we were a superpower we all high powered so the message is very clear. this white house. alison evans an expert on north korea believes it's a fine balancing act for the u.s. when it comes to protecting its allies in the region i think the u.s. south korea alliance is pretty clear and they work very closely together the u.s. and south korea will be starting routine joint military exercises on the twenty first i think the u.s. has to balance its need to reassure its allies including japan also that it is
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committed to upholding the security alliance while also threatening pyongyang to make it very clear that if north korea were to attack the united states for example by targeting that would be considered an act of war. you chub its parent company google are being accused of stifling you know kloet alternative viewpoints they're cracking down on extremist content but i've also removed legitimate files from journalists from opposition groups with the story picks it up . internet regulation is becoming ever more automated meaning the machines are now in charge of monitoring what you write and post so when you have your video taken down it's nothing personal it's just the algorithm you tube now has computers largely responsible for blocking the stream of content and the company is head over heels with the cutting edge technology that makes this all possible over seventy five percent of the videos we've removed for violent extremism over the past month
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were taken down before receiving a single human flag. and that all sounds well and good given that in theory machines should be objective but it turns out they're not recently we've seen a number of journalists monitors and syrian opposition groups have their content blocked despite the fact that very similar videos went untouched on mainstream news channels you two pages those who are targeted say the site is purposely trying to erase certain documentation of the war i think what's so troubling about this if we look at the syrian accounts this is video chronicling a six or seven year war and some of the most important parts of that war from the perspective of syrians you tube though still has faith that it's machines know best well these tools are imperfect and untried for every setting in many cases our systems have proven more accurate than humans and videos that need to be removed and the video sharing web site isn't alone in being found at fault google has also
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come under fire for showing bias that was after a number of left wing and progressive news outlets were removed from search results after new protocols were enacted by google those alternative sites claim they've seen a drastic drop and eye to video on their pages sense then yet the search engine giant says the newly adopted policies were applied simply to help improve the quality of results we updated our research quality rater guidelines to flag upsetting user experiences including pages that present conspiracy theories unless the query clearly indicates the user is seeking an alternative viewpoint and that last little bit is a very important to take note of unless a user specifically indicates they are interested in a quote alternative view point they will be getting that when you look at the actual application of the artificial intelligence programs what you actually see is the. common and very natural organic stupidity of silicon valley elites who are sense sorious in nature and actually seek to scrub
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the internet of divergent opinions the journalist yasha levine actually tested google's artificial intelligence which rates certain phrases as toxic so yasha levine put in phrases for example like america is corrupt and that was rate is ninety two percent toxic meanwhile one yasha levine and third the phrase hitler was right in everything he did it was only thirty four percent toxic so censorship continues to rear its ugly head online but where a group of experts could have been made to answer for this before there are now only machines which as we've seen aren't as unbiased as we first thought. r.t. washington d.c. the president of around the house warned of the country could break away from its nuclear deal with washington while also calling the us on reliable international partner i got to. give the us administration is willing to repeat previous
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experiences i rambled certainly within a short period i'm not sure in the scale of weeks or months whether the scale of hours and days return to much more advanced position that the one that talks started this. is planning to all like a two hundred and sixty million dollars to its missile program on the same figure again to its revolutionary guard the country's deputy foreign minister says the move doesn't violate any deal is not to run his own including the twenty fifteen nuclear pact earlier this month washington imposed sanctions on iran over its missile program which some say undermine stability in the region america has also accused iran of supporting terrorists. we're decades around has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror threatening the region and causing so much by a lintz all nations of conscience most work together to isolate there is a growing realization among your arab neighbors that they have common cause with
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you and the threat posed by iran then it is indeed a threat there's no question about that. well here's a quick recap of bout nuclear agreement brokered two years ago according to iran to run to ship most all of its and rich to rename out of the country while providing international specialists access to its nuclear facilities in turn the us on the united nations agreed to remove a rainy and sanctions we spoke to cya stuff a question a political analyst from tehran he say's iran has every right to boost its military . we do not have any kind of international law that ban a development of come vention all weapons and iran's missile i think knology falls within the same scope so it's all one of those excessive demands that the united states you know is raising given now and then it is believed in tehran that the engagement policy that president obama started and now some believe that
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mr trump is also continuing the same kind of approach towards tehran is that pushing to iran back one step at a time further decreasing its a nuclear deterrence power and stopping its nuclear and this reason technology growth then the second component of iran's power is its missile and this three that would go after that and they did it i mean through the recent sanctions that they ratified and imposed against iran. back to europe with elections looming for the continent's economic powerhouse germany campaigning seems to be some lot like the luster despite the potential significance of september's vote especially in contrast to how and passion the french campaign was at this same juncture one month before going to the polls.
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among other things. making sure she could have been a good deal with. us . our correspondent emily suicide in a bind in berlin and takes a look now at the german election race today. thank you america has not only one of
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the world's most powerful leaders she may well be one of the world's most laid back politicians so much so that she decided to take three weeks off and then telling else right before the german voters determine whether or not she can run for a fourth term next month the fact that she chose to wear the very same outfit for the last five trips she took to the same location just goes to show how well she understands her people that they prefer the status quo and change isn't necessarily good don't take my word for it just take a look at the polls support for merkel drop ten points while she's breathing in that italian a mountain air but she's still way ahead of her mean rival as speedy leader marches scholtz couldn't get any hiking sessions in his schedule because he's busy campaigning like any other politician would march in shots even try to provoke a reaction from the chancellor by claiming that germany is not prepared for the future influx of refugees but not only that merkel ignore all of this off occasions just pepper sprayed him a nickname of the chancellor shadowboxer courtesy of the local media the feeling of
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solidarity between states has been the most how do they get to this when did it start did it begin with a man whose decision to open borders without any agreement with our partners in a moment when those partners were overloaded. on the horizon is quite easy to describe it's an s.p. the led government in september. i came to the streets of berlin to ask german voters not campaigning is a more subtle and effective form of electioneering when i ask you what you think about the election campaign so far it's expected right. there campaigning. yeah i'm not so into it. just politics and. actually i can tell you right now because. i think like i'm working so moderate now
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i'm not. i don't know anything about right now i'm not into the election right now so far. the elections are. germany well it's a good question and it's like it's like they're enjoying the summer and cast the right vote come autumn says this poster of america's c.d.u. party which aptly symbolizes her laid back campaign style. artsy. well bock from holiday and fresh on the election trail i didn't get the warmest of receptions up roughly. right. merkel was. while speaking of by the countries which. supporters of the right leaning alternative for germany parking staged a protest against merkel's policy of open borders for refugee they were holding
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banners reading merkel must go on borders and that of. a reference to merkel's party she also called for the chancellor to resign. will geo political consultant run a rough seas the country's public generally doesn't take political risks. well the german is different and if you compare him to the american or to french people germans usually are rather conservative they do not like experiments and they do not tend also to support political movements that are under heavy criticism so if something like they are turning to for germany or also deutsche and. you will immediately see that the political players with the help of the media will attack those newsman's and people will just be scared away from supporting
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such parties and therefore the germans they are specifically conservative they are fearful even of supporting movements that are under criticism and therefore i think you cannot expect from germany leadership in the real big challenges of our times. elderly palestinian couple who have lived in the same house in east jerusalem for more than half a century are about to be a victim bias really authorities. when they for fifty three year something house it was a great injustice israel should give us back our land they take our homes and claim it there so they take out all of tracy and. seventy six her husband before they moved into their high spike in one thousand nine hundred sixty four that was three years before israel took over eastern jerusalem
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she says the threat nova fiction has left them in despair. lit them at last the police are threatening us we don't know what to do we are sitting here like fools we don't know whether to stay or leave we have nowhere to go to maybe if we were to find at least a room we could leave but even if you had to drag my husband and him through it if used to go it is really law stipulates jewish residents can claim the rights to a property if they have proof their families live there prior to the one nine hundred forty eight war a right leaning settler group called the israel won a court battle to claim the elderly couple toys the group's director insists it's not about the script nation but rights. to build it in the middle flipout is. meant to go to make you know i don't want to go out and this is what you must get good. after all that they told us that they know they don't want to give to let you
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go out from our. apartment so then we told them we took them to quote well the decision sparked anger among east room islams are a population where people have held the couple to. the same fate awaits other are abreast events of a strong islam and it's a practice that's been ongoing for decades according to human rights watch fifteen thousand palestinians have been stripped of their residency status over the last fifty years activists yury believes the strong presence of the israeli lobby abroad prevents condemnation turning to realize. situation now. truly awful idea that these seven people may be evicted from their homes any day now is something that should trouble each and every person in jerusalem and not only in it there are forty four other families who might face eviction if this
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election takes place and there is the chance for peace for all the people in jerusalem and in this region that is in jeopardy every time a new hatreds goes into our homes into people's houses throws people out and put violent settlers instead of them are being talked about a lot and the issue of the occupation is being brought up again and again in different places around the world but that actual action is not. taken i think that israel has a very strong lobby around the world nowadays or news for no updates by the minute can be found on our twitter page and i'll be here with a summary of the day's big news stories that we are.
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the city. was the hardest by the twenty eleven tsunami. but it was damaged mostly by the radiation after the nuclear disaster. the contamination is not complete many locals could not leave their houses. they stay strong like their ancestors centuries ago did.
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not mean. to each of the. souls find a way to rebuild their lives in the.

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