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around seven hundred fifty thousand children are struggling to get basic medical services in the war torn iraqi city of mosul that's according to the un's children's rights body unicef and estimated seventy four million dollars are needed to rebuild health facilities for children that seven months after the euphoria that greeted the liberation of mosul from islamic state the iraqi city is still struggling to get back on its feet. we. are not
mature at all for in. the number of. health care centers or hospitals is very limited the extent of the damage has affected it i was there in one of the health centers the other day the one family came in with their baby is a two month old baby they wanted a vaccinated there was vaccine there was everything there and stars who are seeing over one hundred children a day were able to vaccinate this child but those families have to walk far i also saw the baby unit there were nine incubate has six of which which were filled with premature babies who would not have survived unless those incubate as with their
it's a wide area wide level of levels of devastation families have to walk enormous distances to be able to get the health care what we're saying is that the cumulative health care that is required of any child anywhere else in the world is not available yet in mosul. and more than half a year since its liberation the city remains strewn with corpses and warning you may find the following seems to stressing the condition of many of the bodies is making it difficult to confirm their identities and most of the victims appear to be civilians women children and the elderly residents are calling on the government to do something about the situation given that the risks to health are unicef's representative in iraq peter hawkins describes the situation in mosul as wiring i think what we need to understand is the extent of the problem this is a massive city mosul city probably faced one of the biggest urban warfare since
world war two and. two point two million to two point four million people affected it's an enormous challenge for everybody to try and clear everything up and get the people working again. republican lawmakers in the united states are threatening to cut funding to the world health organization's cancer research program that's after the international agency for research on cancer said that america's most widely used weed killer made by monsanto is probably carcinogenic well an agricultural giant monsanto of course strongly disagrees with the classification of the chemical glyphosate the international agency for research on cancer is part of the world health organization it helps to coordinate and conduct research into the causes of cancer in addition it leads cancer prevention activities and helps to shape the international agenda and some u.s.
lawmakers though they found the organization's findings about monsanto doubtful. unsubstantiated claims you're responsible handling of why you should receive any government funding in the future they're disputing the organizations findings regarding its leading herbicide called round up round up is made by months santo and it's the world's most widely used weed killer since the seventy's it's been sprayed on corn soybeans a cotton and other crops and republicans believe that the study was flawed and relied on cherry pick science accusing the agency of lack of transparency an anti industry bias they say that it's quite a status designated as carcinogenic it will require manufacturers and retailers to warn workers and consumers and plus it'll increase costs and instill fear in the public some have disagreed with republicans it is important that we review the methods and tactics that industry has used to influence this administration and attack independent scientific organizations like the world health organization's
international agency for research on cancer or i would like to say that fundamentally this hearing is about the ability of a public health agency to call a carcinogen a carcinogen even if that carcinogen makes a huge amount of money for powerful corporations according to the center for responsive politics monsanto lobbied more than four point three million dollars in twenty seventeen the environmental protection agency which is not an international organization concluded that the same ingredient does not cause cancer and i are says that they've been under attack ever since they published their conclusions against life estate at the same time monsanto has been pushing against these findings through several different means and the company is seen as quite controversial not only in the u.s. but all over the world president promised in november that they would be banned within three years inevitably modified crops have been banned in over thirty five different countries but not banned in the u.s. international organizations have concluded that life is it could be cancerous so
these lawmakers intentions are quite unclear. a taxi driver in new york city has committed suicide right outside city hall will give me details in a moment. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest street in truth to stand out of the news business you just need as the right questions and demand the right answer. question no. one else seemed wrong oh well we just don't all.
get to stamp out this thing comes after. and it gains from it because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. a taxi driver in new york has committed suicide right outside city hall he left a note on facebook accusing politicians of failing to protect his industry and saying services such as had financially ruined his life. and reports.
douglas shifter took his own life after parking his car in front of new york city hall it wasn't hard for police investigators to figure out why for his suicide intended to draw attention to the ordeal that he and other professional drivers go through he posted this on facebook. i want one hundred to one hundred twenty consecutive hours almost every week for the past fourteen plus use there are over one hundred thousand of us suffering daily now is the new slavery i hope with the public sacrifice i make now to some attention to the plight of the dry uses and the people will be done to save them and it will not have been in vain shifter had been driving cabs in a limo since the nine hundred eighty s. however in recent years it's become a far harder job with far less pay at the time of his death he was facing severe financial troubles as well as clinical depression he blames city hall for ruining
his industry for years he had been writing articles for black car news a blog for drivers as articles pointed toward some of the hard hitting truths about the vehicles for hire industry he cared about other people and cared about the industry that he worked and. i met him he had sent a letter to the editor a bunch of years ago and it was an angry tune and he said some things that i thought made sense so i invited him to write for me and he did that for a few years and generally his content was you know to help the industry you know all the people that were struggling the way he was struggling he wanted them to know to help them now shifter wasn't alone he's one of three drivers in the last three months to take his own life taxing union officials say that boomer and other mobile app services have made a once well paying industry into a massive long hours low pay and economic insecurity now at this point in light of
his death regulators are stepping up to help ease the problem we understand to many of our licensees happening under tremendous pressure due to this onslaught of competition from app dispatch services to despair felt so deeply by mr shifter has become a topic of daily debate and concern for us and while we lacked the jurisdiction. to limited licensing of drivers or vehicles we're tackling the issue of jive earnings protection this year economic analysts to talk about a gig economy where workers don't have regular jobs with regular paychecks and hours but instead work here and there with irregular service and irregular pay back in two thousand and thirteen there were forty seven thousand vehicles for hire in new york city now that number exceeds one hundred thousand and the regular pay has dropped from eighty eight thousand to sixty nine thousand the business model which
is to bring as many drivers on as possible. has ended up backfiring and so now the pie is spilling sliced into too many pieces and makes it difficult for all the drivers to earn a living keep in mind that yellow cab drivers have to rent their vehicles cover their own credit card service fees plus supply their own gasoline at the end of the day they're not left with much money to take home in the most expensive city in the country a little oppen aren't see new york. cryptocurrency is a not for the faint of heart since hitting an all time high last december bitcoin prices have been in freefall miguel francis on the auto tops the mood in singapore with some of the world's biggest investors were gathered to discuss old things crypto. well to kill one and only stop for everything how to excite in the world of botching technology so currents this is hard t's krypto the.
price of bitcoin drops below six thousand just panic on the streets we go to was told. for singapore to get on the inside find out what's going on. make the move the world's largest crypto fund and tell me thinks the world's most accurate plain price predict. people think it's the you know the bubbles bursting is that we're done and we're the point. what do you think all right here that are by that you know five of them. i'm a believer of the point i just i really think it through the going to be the innovation of the future because it has always reverse because some of the smartest computer scientists in the world are working on it making it more secure making it more usable making it cheaper for trying to transact and get them and i get that
tomorrow but we'll get there when will the price stabilize because it's going it's going down so i think there's probably a strong support level at six thousand obviously that could be a bridge that we could go lower but it feels like there's definitely like whoa dollars down there right and i think that's really going to produce that uplift that we need i do not see bitcoin going lower than one thousand three hundred dollars and i think that is actually the i feel point for the fall too before it goes all the way back to twenty dollars and it. sounds a little scary there's like a sometimes like a boss will pull over and then will stoop down right the boss will kind of lower down so you can get any easier right so right now the boss is lowering now right so in a way like if you can get any easier now like it's a lot easier to get it now. you can watch the latest tony on on our web site you tube channel as well so it's out every friday. now from hot singapore to cold siberia despite the extreme russian weather
well thanks for joining us on this friday more of a worldwide headlines at the top of the hour. across europe municipalities are taking their water supply back from private companies to meet people discuss with simple song alone even if i company guess will elsewhere they invite private companies to take over their utilities anybody tell us the rope was allowed so miss you guys you got to be a violent up going to go by ben this is a map of us to quote them out. of more use than both the left bill brought up the
locals are ready to stand up for the basic human right of access to water it's about water but it's also over much more than water. it's about the hurt and the redistribution of all of west birds on their date downwards the ones are. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the us a full on author of the only show i go out of my way to lunch you know what it's really packed them. please yap is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same . apparently better than booth at sea thank you never heard of love jack tonight president of the world bank no hate but he does write it like send us an email. despite its title and history to save us union i know it's dominated international sport however this is not about the lives of those
champions from the. right on the children number. one will be there with the ball for me just remember if your brother described a relief for the ordinary yorkers what i wish list would be reserved for you if you were the first some of you to limpy team with nine hundred fifty two when included seeds of lifeless concentration camp prisoners and front line soldiers for which there could be in the good there was corruption because a much needed a new ship because you're more certain that you're in for the month over there shall go a bit out of approach with you if you think that the area we're going to go with. the variations your push will push through personal. enthusiasm will you do when
you're at the national mourning could be three years or whether the workers here we are in the will rise you know can we. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered peter a little the pentagon recently released its new nuclear posture review its critics are stunned not only the use of nuclear weapons is now more thinkable but also the threshold for their use has been lowered dr strangelove would be proud is the world facing another game arms race.
across talking the nuclear posture review i'm joined by my guest michael o'hanlon in washington he's a senior fellow at the brookings institution also in washington we have kevin camps he is a radioactive waste specialist at beyond nucular and in london we crossed to add real because he is a foreign affairs consultant and analyst all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want i always appreciate kevin let me go to you first in washington you know i read the report quite thoroughly i was quite stunned as i said in the in the introduction i'll reach of my three takeaways here the report exaggerates exaggerates perceived threats to the u.s. number two it fuses conventional and nuclear war and pushes for the development of low yield nucular weapons i mean that's quite stunning if you look at the history of arms control and by the way it's going to cost about one point three trillion dollars what were your takeaways from the report kevin in washington. well i think your title for the show is very apt i mean dan ellsberg in his new book the
doomsday machine confessions of a nuclear war planner said at the time that dr strangelove was released in the theaters in the early one nine hundred sixty s. that it was nonfiction so here we go again we're going to do this all over again a new arms race and that figure of a trillion three that's probably an underestimate anything that the pentagon touches anything that they department of defense or department of energy touches the cost escalation factor should be referred to as going nuclear they often go over budget over schedule so what could we do with a trillion three in this country in the next thirty years infrastructure repairs paying off the national debt these are the kinds of things education social welfare that need to be taken care of well who is not a new arm who know who knows that actually maybe in more in the in the national interest than the national security even this new program we're going to go to michael michael you wrote an article for usa today trump's plan for nuclear weapons
makes sense make your case real quick. well first of all it makes some sense i agree with kevin's concern about the money and in my article i did criticize the across the board modernization agenda which by the way is not new to president president obama intended more or less the same thing. and so and so in that regard i would like to see us prioritize things that we need for safety and reliability versus things that we need just to modernize the entire force that the nuclear weapons do need to be safe and reliable and i think we need to be twenty one bomber as well because we can we can use that for conventional warfare of the kind we see in the middle east for example but i don't think we need to modernize the i.c.b.m. like as much as the pentagon believes and i don't think we need as much new capacity for a nuclear warhead production so just to be clear the usa today gave a more robust sounding title that i personally believe my my view is more mixed on the review and there are some aspects to it i agree with others that i think are excessive it really in london i mean when reading the report of the you know we
always say you know you don't think the unthinkable but this is thinking the unthinkable in actually making it possible when i'm saying first use of nuclear weapons under conditions against countries that do not have those kinds of weapons i mean that is really amazing ok and they throw in the cyber think ok so why one year ago russia you know was tampering with the utility company in new england is the president the united states post the press a button then and then you find out of the fabricated fake story i mean i find this a trigger and this in this is what the nightmare of the nuclear age was all about is it who's got their their thumb on the button here i mean so somebody attacks is infrastructure and you use nuclear weapons is that rational go ahead. russian. my opinion it is a precedent but there's a person and where for the very first star in the americas explicitly in.
trying to block my ass and saying that it will use a nuclear response to. attacks it is a precedent so when you look at the language how you know it is created the structure i mean in the sense of. you know what sort of threats america has obviously it is exaggerating the nuclear power cup abilities of of china obviously this whole report is aimed at russia you shouldn't be. other way aimed at russia is from the very beginning and we should know even though that many proppants of donald trump were. supportive though it's him saying he's the man who is facing obstacles in the white house he's trying to you know the state or whatever no he's the man in the house he's the man who is over there and
even though that you know the whole american system is broken it is a fact that it is you know disproportionate it is this proportionate how can you use the language or of this sort of language i mean you know threats you know to the vital interests of the united states its partners and allies vital vital interests but what are these threats ok you know what kevin you know i mean one of the other things are you know it's it's really quite shocking is that using. this smaller weapons in their in their capacity to destroy i mean but if you're on the receiving end of even you know let's say it's a nuclear weapon half the strength of quarter of the strength of hiroshima but if you're on the receiving end of it you're not going to say well how should we respond because it was twenty five percent of the the the grade that you don't need
no one thinks that way no one thinks that way if you're. attacked with a nuclear weapon you are going to respond and you're going to throw everything you've got because that's an x. the stench will threat what do these people in the pentagon thinking and i want to talk about this guy keith payne about his article not in one nine hundred eighty i'll ask michael about that i'm sorry go ahead kevin well george shultz just days ago said a nuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon so thresholds being crossed i mean i look at the report called nuclear famine by international physicians for the prevention of nuclear war a nobel peace prize winner that said if just one hundred nagasaki sized bombs were exchanged let's say between india and pakistan that was the case study it would cause a nuclear winter that would starve two billion human beings so these are not games to be played with abolition is where it's at the nobel peace prize last december went to the international campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons and then have the survivors of the only explicit use of nuclear weapons in warfare from
hiroshima and nagasaki we had better abolish these weapons before they abolished us kennedy said that in sixty two kissinger said that ten years ago in an op ed to the wall street journal we are living on borrowed time ok michael again we have to remind our viewers that under international law your first use of nuclear weapons is illegal ok unfortunately that wasn't even mentioned in the report ok i can point out one of the people apparently from what my research is kevin payne president of the national institute for public policy he was one of the drafters of this report and in one thousand nine hundred think was in foreign affairs he was talking about winning in a winnable nuclear war and i would like to put a quote here where it could be limited to casualties could be limited to quote approximately twenty million people quote a level compatible with national survival in recovery when in the world does this guy doing with this report. well secretary jim mattis the guy who ultimately
authored it and let me explain what i think his thinking was i understand by the way i agree with a lot of the criticisms we're hearing here about where the state of play is between the nuclear superpowers today it feels like it's a throwback it's very regrettable this is where we are but there is a sense and with apologies to russian friends there is a sense that russia has been really throwing its weight around in the nuclear domain violating the i.n.f. treaty i know we could debate whether that's true or not but i'm telling you the perception from the pentagon violating the i.n.f. treaty having some new concepts like escalate to deescalate whereby russia would use a few nuclear weapons early in a war and try to prevent now what force that is you know you know michael that is that this is an area that is. a scenario those are good scenarios coming out of the pentagon i can tell you russia's policy on use of nuclear weapons is very very clear we had russia's foreign minister come out and i will quote him entirely defensive scenarios and i'll give him there are three of them in response to an act
of aggression against russia and or against our allies if nucular other types of mass destruction weapons are used and also third with the use of conventional arms but only in case our state's very existence would be in danger so i don't care what the pentagon says in its report that is russia's policy ok sorry to interrupt is going to look it's ridiculous because the most recent international international institute of strategic saw these think in london. published the assessment of this review saying they don't think russia is stupid to use their nuclear weapons so i don't know what. pentagon is having this assumption or is trying to put tray or implement and you know persuade the public opinion you know the russians or the people who are running russia you know the barbarians the madman
who are trying to subdue the whole world in fact is the way around ok michael i interrupted you and you continue please. well we do see russian military exercises that envision early use of nuclear weapons we do see. how we actually only in retaliation and escalation let's be clear about that that is their military doc i don't think i don't. listen i like the doctrine i'm not convinced however that it would always guide russian behavior i want to get back to the world you're describing where the united states and russia are both very clear that they don't feel each other as adversaries and they don't envision needing these weapons again the reading that the work that's the world we should be reading that report is very adversarial i mean almost every few paragraphs it's very adversarial i mean i'm sorry michael but it was directed against the united states in china ok ten seconds
before we go to the break go ahead michael. it was directed against russia and china you're right and i agree that it's a unfortunate state but i think it was brought about brought upon largely by russian aggressiveness in this domain whether you agree with that perception or not that's where ok well we're going to go to a break here but i want to point out to our viewers that it was in russia that overthrew the legitimately elected government in kiev in february two thousand and fourteen after a short break we'll continue our discussion on the nuclear posture review stay with . a plate for many clubs over the years so i know they're going to be. all isn't only about what happens on the pitch for the finals.