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it's make. was. it. was. the u.n. security council of a well mainly banks a resolution rejecting trumps decision to recognize teresa lim is the capital of israel but it's vetoed by the u.s. . at least three people are reportedly killed as a passenger train derails from a bridge in the state of. palestinians and the decision in the security council is an insult it won't be for lecture elections increase the risk of breast collating the conflicts good they got into seclusion can become. get out of control the accusation that the united states is setting back the prospects of peace in the middle east that is
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a scandalous charge we support the just cause of restoring legitimate national rights of the palestinian people we disagree with the us decisions you know law treats recognize to receive them as the capital of israel we need to relaunch the peace process the fact that this veto is being done in defense of american sovereignty and in defense of america's role in the middle east peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the security council. warping talks us through the latest developments in the jerusalem crisis and how the draft resolution was received. u.n. security council was called to a meeting by egypt now egypt to put forward a resolution that essentially intended to give legitimacy to all the outrage that has taken place around the world sends donald trump in the united states recognize jerusalem as israel's capital and move the u.s. embassy to that city and now says this is happened there have been protests all
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over the world against it there was a meeting of fifty seven different muslim countries that assembled to condemn the decision and we then heard from egypt on the floor of the u.n. security council condemning the actions that were taken by the united states because with of jerusalem is one of the issues there must be settled through peaceful negotiation between the palestinians and the israelis and even some to changing facts on the ground in jerusalem is considered. now what made the meeting unique was not only did we hear normal critics of the united states condemning the decision but we also heard you know western european allies of the u.s. nato states condemning this action by the united states and boldly disagreeing with the usa for what took place so this is actually the u.n. ambassador of france. there are still in the region calls believe that this embassy gnome's mint and the way it can be interpreted these effects must be avoided we
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cool all regional polluters to help comb the situation. now nikki haley the u.s. ambassador took to the floor and she defended the actions by the united states the united states has been the primary supporter of israel and when she spoke she said that the united nations should be ashamed of this proposal that was put forward she was ashamed of the vote which had taken place she accused the united nations of not being supportive of israel of being anti israel and she was harshly critical of the international community for the proposed resolution what we witnessed here today in the security council is an insult it won't be forgotten it's one more example of the united nations doing more harm than good in addressing the israeli palestinian conflict now in response to the united states we have seen a statement from the palestinian authority the palestinian authority has accused the united states of essentially mocking the international community with their decision to move their embassy and recognize jerusalem as israel's capital and now
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at this point even though fourteen members of the u.n. security council supported this resolution the single vote from the united states caused it to be vetoed and prevented the resolution from passing the entire chamber was united against a single member of the united states voting for a resolution or following monday's session at the u.n. the israeli president praised the american veto he says making haiti quote in a candle of truth and dispelled the doctrine. trans may have to recognize teresa lynn as israel's capital has provoked sustained and wind spread outcry i. i. palestinians have been involved in protests and clashes with israeli forces for almost two weeks the united states decision to end its neutrality on the stakes that the disputed city has also triggered months protests in other countries
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including indonesia and turkey it has been met with condemnation from european and muslim leaders too we spoke to experts based in both israel and palestine about the u.s. veto. i've been surprised that so many countries have decided that instead of taking the palestinians to the security council to discuss why they decided to react the troops announcement by firing rockets at israeli kindergartens instead they've decided to take israel to the security council what they should be doing is encouraging the palestinian leadership to return to the negotiating table were donald trump in his announcement did not rule out whatsoever there being a palestinian capital in east jerusalem he's just reflected the reality that for three thousand years jerusalem has been israel's capital it can still happen violence is not the way to bring it about there's no surprises this is very much expected the united states was expected to come up with this veto but none of that is it's very significant and assuring that the rest of the world.
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is asserting the fact that this american decision is illegal there is a dramatic change that is happening there all of the united states views of the the middle east and particularly the israeli palestinian conflict in the history of this process the americans were too biased and less sensitive to the international legality which was a major structural defect in this peace process that isn't of this is that we are witnessing the end of the role of the united states. it's. a sponsor of do this process which is i think a very dramatic and very important for the american middle east policy. officials in washington state say three people died when amtrak train derailed from a bridge over a major commuter highway on monday part of the train was left dangling from the bridge and passenger cars fell on to the road so mirror can has the details. an
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amtrak train has derailed from a bridge onto a major highway just forty miles south of seattle washington now the drill train hit vehicles on the highway and multiple fatalities have been reported a spokesperson for local authorities commented and here's what he had to say. people that we're. going to be students are being killed for multiple groups damage to the bridge. vehicles the damage to the ground around amtrak confirmed that there were seventy eight passengers and five a crew members aboard and the train departed from tacoma shortly after eight am and the drill meant occurred during rush hour which is possibly the worst time that this could happen according to the washington transportation department this was a new service that only launched this morning pointed defiance by past project was intended to quote improve passenger train reliability and reduce congestion by
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rerouting trains to an inland route prior to that trains were forced to slow down due to curves and single track tunnels now the governor of washington said that it was a ongoing and a serious situation and has even declared a state of emergency in the counties affected. protesters rallied in vienna on monday as the austrians new coalition government which includes a foreign policy was sworn in of a five thousand activists gathered outside vienna's historic palace as the ceremony took place among them were anti fascists students and the left wing groups they were confronted with a heavy police presence the protesters marched through the streets with plot cards bearing slogans such as don't let's knock these govern a major concern for them is that key state positions have been given to the far right freedom party it would take on the foreign interior and defense ministries as well as the vice chancellor.
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there's been widespread condemnation of this agreement across many european media outlets lots of fears that this will lead to the the far right side of that coalition having more and more say over politics in austria but we can look at what the well the coalition of put out themselves of what they say their main policies will be we can expect that they'll be an increase in direct democracy along the the switch small of putting big votes to the people in order to get their opinions on which direction the country goes in next but one decision that won't be put into the people's hands like that it's been confirmed that austria has no intention on holding in a brags that s.k.u.
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referendum any time soon we can also expect tougher immigration control we could also expect the austrian government to push for an end to turkey's accession to the talks we can also expect to see this austrian government pushing more for an end to sanctions against moscow those until now. regarding the sanctions against russia yes we would like for those to be lifted we will try to play a part in this is a mediator to find a solution in the interests of yours so europe and russia can overcome the differences when you talk to people on the streets of vienna opinion still very split over the direction the country is headed in the arctic things so i think we have seen this before it was triumphant drags it in england and i think that taking it i really don't think it's get going it will it it's going to throughout europe there's a return to the far right you can see this in germany. world with the f.t.
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got a lot of votes and if someone speaks about the refugee crisis you get the impression that this could have been handled better. in the good norman i think the far right are correct they're working for the people doing what people who wants them to do so i'm in favor i am happy with the situation well twenty seventeen hour see in the far right rise to prominence in european politics if we look right to the beginning of the year of course we saw builders pushing hard for the the dutch prime ministerial race in their elections there we also saw marine le pen in france be the number one challenger to emanuel grown in the french presidential elections where is here in germany where i'm talking to you from the alternative for germany party of they took up seats for the first time in the bundestag in germany's parliament well while sebastian could deny that he has any truck with the far right
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the fact that it had to go into coalition with the with the austrian freedom party has seen him heavily criticized in the political scientists verna pant south as the in you will have to reconcile itself to austria is new coalition. west european governments don't take any significant actions against this new or strong government because on the one hand right wing populism has been growing in all these countries and the self-confidence of europe centrist and left this government has been shattered by this rise of right wing populism and on the other hand the former coalition between the p. and the. did not harm to europe nor to austria nor were they any policies taken which are contradictions store humanitarian and rule of law standards in the european union three or four european governments don't see any reason for harsh restrictions and even sanctions right now president turns new national security
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strategy labels russia and china as the greatest threat to america's global head timoney will have the details for you after this short break. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics or business i'm showbusiness i'll see you there. all because a vessel only forty years they played a short tournament. i mean a chance you have your lifetime you know about it all it's everyone saw my future wife whatever somehow six times. it's or it was a different story. that i was selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken
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hawks forcing you to fight the battle. when you talk to try to tell you to let me gossip the public eye fell. off the bad guys and tell you that you are not cool enough to buy your product. these are the hawks that we all want to walk. welcome back russia and china are the main threat to global to america's a global dominance according to president trans new national security strategy but document outlines the ways in which washington it can advance its influence and preserve its process prosperity this strategy recognizes that whether we like it or not we are engaged in a new era of competition we also face rival powers russia and china
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that seek to challenge american influence values and wealth of documents strongly criticizes moscow and its international policy is in particular it claims russia uses technology propaganda and coercion in an attempt to shape a world fundamentally opposed to america's interests. they start with the wrong premise they start with the idea that we have an empire we have a responsibility and it isn't. they believe it's a moral responsibility and we are the deciders and we should influence people because we are exceptional and they're all start with the wrong things so it's just a matter of degree because of where people america has been among the greatest forces for peace and justice in the history of the world when the american people speak all of us should listen i want to believe that trumps heart is with
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us who are thinking that we should have more open relationships and talking he said it before but he has had to back off and i guess the pressure is too much we're them the deep state the people who control the media there is a different option and it doesn't have to be more militarism and more confrontation there is no need for that it's time we came into a modern world where we can actually talk with people and his speech announcing the new strategy trumped nevertheless that the u.s. and to build a partnership with russia and china as an example he cited recent intelligence cooperation between washington and moscow which helped to prevent a series of terror attacks in russia on sunday funday appears in culture to thank him and the cia the us president said he and the whole of america's intelligence community were pleased they helped to save lives the leaders also agreed this was a positive example of the countries working together. i compliment the both
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presidents for doing this and it makes no sense on some of our policies because at the same time we have this signal that we can't talk and work with each other and help each other at the same time we just had a budget that was passed where there was five billion dollars allotted to building up defenses and eastern europe to stop russian aggression there's something awfully weird about there at the same time if we can be civil and talking to each other why do we and i speak for our country why do we have to spend so much money pretending that we're going to be invaded and then we're threatened by a russian aggression that makes no sense whatsoever. and your case foreign secretary has those that have been taking aim at russian he says moscow is now more hostile towards the west than at any time since the cold war but i stunts and made the comments ahead of this week's meeting with his russian counterparts in moscow and asked to see a check and it has the story. ahead of this first visit by a u.k. foreign minister to russia in five years johnson has certainly been making some
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curious comments in his typical manner for starters he has drawn some comparisons between russia and sparta i was reading few city's history of the political war it was obvious to me that athens and its democracy its open this its culture and civilization was the end of united states and the west russia for me was closed no militaristic and democratic like spots are well worth johnson has also said that russia has not been so hostile to the u.k. or western interests since the end of the cold war and quote now was speaking to the sunday times on the oh so popular issue of russian meddling he said again that he see no evidence of russian influence when it comes to the bracks it referendum if you remember in the past he's even used the words not a sausage of evidence but he has said that there is some evidence that there has been russian trolling on facebook this might be in reference to some of the numbers
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released by facebook that have said that only two hundred people in britain had seen any adverts which cost just over seventy p. these numbers are certainly quite curious given all the endless talk about this alleged russian meddling and facebook influence when it came to that referendum now also ahead of this visit it's curious that some apparently here in westminster are nervous about what is going to happen when boris johnson finally gets to moscow for talks with his counterparts we have seen the chair of the parliamentary group on russia and labor m.p. chris bryant publish an open letter to boris johnson warning him of certain things that could come including things such as his food potentially being spiked some kind of influence to not let boris johnson get enough sleep things like honey traps why beautiful kremlin agents as well as maybe his phones being hacked or bog. he's also been warning to stay away from any drinking games and has been letting boris
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johnson to be weary of being alone in an elevator and making faces so that this doesn't get used against him in the future but that said boris johnson has made it clear by sort of repeating his mantra of beware but engage but he does plan to have serious talks when it comes to the situation in syria and specifically collaborating with russia to defeat isis terrorism so certainly lots to look ahead for when it comes to this visit later in the week. three people have been killed and twenty nine others injured in a car bomb attack in the southwest of afghanistan twelve of the wounded were soldiers and one of those killed was a security officer according to local officials no group has yet claimed responsibility earlier on monday islamic state claimed responsibility for an attack on an afghan intelligence training center in kabul militants stormed a building at the complex leading to intense fighting with security forces local
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authorities say three of the attackers were killed here's journalist. with more on the assault. one car bomb has exploded there's another one the attackers at broughton with them it's quite an embarrassment to say the least because these areas should be protected these are areas where afghan intelligence trains its members and new recruits and next to it is another facility that tasked with providing security to other installations in kabul in all across the country what we see these days is that militants or targeting kabul in other major cities which is almost. front line for them in the last few months we've also seen americans and other nato countries pounding board. as well as taliban positions and afghan special forces have been carrying out regular operations it could be
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a retaliation but certainly what we see more and more that the afghan government and its international allies failed to prevent these attacks from taking place in kabul belong mentions that islamic state house recently carried out a number of attacks in the region on sunday i saw militants killed nine people in neighboring pakistan last month two died after an islamic state and a couple t.v. station and in late october seventy two people were killed by islamists in two separate afghan mosque attacks during friday prayers. france's president among mccrone celebrated his fortieth birthday on saturday however instead of congratulations the president faced a wave of criticism over the venue he picked for his party.
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from the war even more of quotes that small and an insurgency ensued and the ceasefire was the claritin one nine hundred ninety one and independence referendum was promised for the following year but never happened this hour we have been living in limbo for decades and the women have now taken it upon themselves to clear the mines from the land they hope to return soon. to travel to meet these courageous women but get in there was no easy task as we were about to discover. we were dropped off in the middle of nowhere. this is algeria near the border tens of thousands of refugees left here. this would be our new home for about three days while we waited for permission to cross the border. even the saudis have been here for over forty years now.
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they don't bother with cosmetic maintenance because they never expected to be here this long.


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