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week's top stories from international the u.s. has left. the u.n. as the vast majority of nations voted. to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital a move that triggered almost daily clashes in the region. these that say some have . extremely well. i. visited russia for the first time as british foreign secretary all of those relations are at a low point at least try to break the ice by attempting a little bit of russian. thank you very much so get your general studio. with. me and my team today specifically. pro independence parties get
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a majority of seats in the regional parliament that's prompted the spanish government now to call for. their welcome for me kevin when you're watching the weekly here and it's been happening the headlines over the last several days and tension over jerusalem again dominated the news this week on thursday the u.s. was strongly rebuked by members of the united nations over its unilateral recognition of the city as israel's capital hundred twenty eight states rejected president stands divided city despite pressure and threats from u.s. officials. when we make a decision about where to locate our embassy we don't expect those we've helped to target turns on thursday they'll be a vote criticizing our choice the us will be taking names.
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they take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us while we're watching those votes let us vote against us will save a lot. of those those in favor of the draft resolution at least raise their hand. those against. team foods in favor one votes against the united states will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation america will put our embassy in jerusalem no vote in the united nations will make any difference somebody will now take
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a decision. the use of the veto obstructed the security council a made unable to perform his duties and do decades of work of the international community it is considered a blatant violation of the rights of constantly fight must be resolved through negotiation between the two parties are un members very threatening all the other members this is bullying and this john boehner will not bow to the road out.
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turns out even countries that often disagree or major issues join the voices to condemn the u.s. move on jerusalem rivals such as saudi arabia and iran but also endure a pakistani none the less came together at the general assembly some of the geo political experts we heard from say america's bullying tactics undermined the un think it's unfortunate that the united states finds itself under this kind of leadership which is undermining the standing of this country internationally if countries acquiesce to the us and if they accept being punching bag for the american administration and voting in accordance with directives from nikki haley then what's the point of having the united nations i think we are now inching a new era in which a major. resort to blackmail and bribery in order to see if your votes
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in the general assembly that this is the first occasion of which state security a major. member of the security council has resorted to search midget's i do think that it will predict who are believe the united states will have to carry through threats of this kind because they're called indicator states in theater situations or give play poker games to united states they do so at their peril politics aside on the ground and are still being felt in the palestinian territories with clashes in gaza or in the west bank for a third we could row now. you know right now over the. was a bit of god. that. was . positive who. was that it.
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wasn't i don't have the right. the. word of. god god god. god god i'm sure. reports next from our middle east correspondent paula slater in the west bank and also journalist in gaza hindalco dearie both these guys witnessed how tense the situation speak. the situation here. extremely was go. to chris because i've been running down the road now. holders have made their way to the right in st louis and talk to my left i'm a car and look someone a certain way in firing tear gas and everybody's been running amok the streets are rich and. the soldiers are just you know yes they've cut. all the
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way into the pacific. you can tell the ambulances so they certainly will be the ship's crew has been in the boat and at the same time we're just going to be coming over to the back of the posse from here exactly what's going on but. we've taken private or we've taken cover in a in a petrol station. ready to go and coming into the dressing room from us how can a man who will pick him. up and. we're standing right here you can see that there's a number of injured people you can see the incense are carrying people with them you can see the israeli tanks that which in the last few minutes just made their way some of the roads they now seem to be replacing also from but they really have
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come all the way in now so. now. that. today's day of rage that has been called for by various palestinian factions is well and truly underway there are youngsters who have been here for the better part of the last hour has been hurling rocks and pavements at these waiting soldiers who thinks only been inching their way closer they've been fired tear gas in the stomach so many still quite a strong smell of tear gas that is hanging over us. the protesters and demonstrators coming here today for the third friday enraged that this friday was different other than the two fridays that people were very close to the fence this time and weak piece of very important leader act and politicizes and
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activist joining the civilians that are doing the protests as you see there are at least five ambulances waiting for any injury and waiting to pick them up there are still hundreds of them protesters as you can hear we can hear live bullets i think there's another another injury right now and they're actually throwing gas bombs on the demonstrators as you can see despite all of the glaive bullets despite all the gas bombs despite all the rebel berlitz by listening protesters whether in gods are the west bank already jerusalem are separate testing are still demonstrating people are still it's pressing their anger. elsewhere that we've just gone boris johnson visited moscow for the first time in his role as britain's foreign secretary the trip comes with relations between the two countries in the story globe a correspondingly pre-trained who was following johnson's meeting with his russian
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counterpart. well we hadn't seen a u.k. foreign secretary in moscow for five years and i can tell you that i hadn't seen such a remarkable press conference at the foreign ministry villa behind me for a long time there were many jokes many ways to poke each other not necessarily in a bad way after listing all the essential topics that are usual for such talks ranging from north korea to ukraine russia and the theories that it meddled with us and the votes all around the world and the u.k. as well came up once before just to remind you the foreign secretary boris johnson said that he hadn't seen any evidence of russian interference even used the words not a sausage well mr johnson seems to have changed his mind today he said that he hadn't seen any evidence of successful attempts to interfere and i asked boris johnson to
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elaborate on that a little bit there was last on the free abundant evidence of. russian interference in the elections in. germany. from. america but as i say there is new evidence of any successful russian interference. in the u.k. other highlights of the press conference included boris johnson speaking russian a few times saying that he has committed to fall in response to another question by me the u.k. foreign secretary confirmed that once he was in tehran a couple of weeks ago he visited the russian embassy secretly to see the venue of the famous tehran conference during the second world war he was also asked about moscow travel advice that he received from one of the british m.p.'s which included warnings about drinking challenge game. and honey traps many other things so the
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question was about trust and the question was about whether he had encountered any of these threats so far in the russian capital. so i want you to know it's a measure of my of my trust. soon as i got into this exit from a loose try mediately handed my coat my hat my gloves i mean everything that was in my pocket secret or otherwise to sergei lavrov in the knowledge that he would look after it. would come to no harm more than just a few times boris johnson reminded of the differences in the views that london and moscow have on various international issues it seemed that he really felt it was essential to keep talking about this every time he said something positive about russia but at the end of the day the common message was from both top diplomats
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that dialogue needs to prevail and to trying to report in there during the joint news conference with foreign minister lavrov chorus johnson also tried just a little bit of russian to. i'm i'm in a rush so far in the middle of a pretty process by. the diplomatic relationship that is full hundred fifty years old dates from the time when queen elizabeth sent an envoy to ivan the terrible right in the front. i'm certain that i'm the first foreign secretary in the history of my own to be cool for. russian customers as i said earlier on of buying. british things fruit from kettle crisps to believe that . somebody has just given me a food for their only solution gives
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a puzzle stew that you get i guess that's the fs be. so when it comes to trust or trust the poorest and trust him so much i'm ready to throw him overboard but plenty. of money. thank you very much sir get your generosity hospitality welcoming me in my tea days perceive the bolshoi. the british foreign secretary also visited red square as well as sing central moscow landmarks to lay the flowers of the tomb of the unknown soldier a second world war memorial next to the kremlin during the war in the soviet union fought together against nazi germany roger broadcaster married to jeff skilling johnson's visit will bring the positive results eventually but only with time. you can see maybe some glimmer of hope on the horizon just in terms of the sort of growing report that there seem to be at that meeting between boris johnson and sergei lavrov but i
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also think that the thing that is anything positive that's going to come out of that meeting seriously positive will only emerge in time i think boris johnson is going to come back to london he's going to say you know i really put it to the russians i didn't give an inch. and then it will be with time that we'll see another visit maybe we'll have a reciprocal visit and just maybe things will start to unfreeze but then you know i'm an optimist and we're coming up to new year so here's hoping. coming up a lot more in the weekly that opposed for my cattle on presidents having another win often pro depends on these guys a majority in catalonia big upset there for a lot of people in the wake of people celebrating to look at it more detail eighty seconds away.
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what politicians do to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. some want. to go right to the press this is what before you know more people are. interested always in the water . here's what people have been saying about redacted and. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the. early show i go out of my way to. really pack them. john all over a party america is doing the same. apparently better than. i see anybody you've never heard of. jack tonight president of the world bank ok.
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seriously send us an e-mail. again so proud to present these in the spanish regional council only secured a majority in thursday's snap election that still to serious blow to the central government of madrid which had hoped to diffuse the independence crisis denounced a referendum and then sacking local leaders over it now though the deposed former catholic president of another twist this is hailing another win that. i want to congratulate the catalan people because they have sent a message to the world catalan republic has beaten the monarchy and article one fifty five the spanish they has been beaten. so i received the right restart. the next morning that many of these more men.
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i well here's how the results are reflected in the catalan parliament saying see there the independence party's took seventy of the one hundred thirty five seats available the pro union the citizens party won the election by a small margin in terms of vote share it's not full enough though to form a coalition capable of taking power the results left the spanish prime minister clearly disappointed last year we need those who want to ensure you didn't get enough to carry into the open you know who are based on dollars will the not come from two shouldn't quote we're still not in council and you know what about back in october madrid rejection of the catalan independence referendum was not only characterized by political pressure but also about the use of police force against voters you may recall it left up to a thousand injured. i
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. sold it to people getting hurt and this is not the first three people that i sold to the hurt and take it from here but i'm so happy from the early hours of the morning it seems like the madrid government and the madrid media are s.s. or have your own rules in their tool box they've used violence they used media demonisation they tried to pin down the color yellow they tried to go after the catalan autonomous t.v. station simply calling will go calling the president a president acts i don't and i don't know what other tools they have left just by trying to use all of these tools independent to support its extraordinary role in
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the democracy i. and other sort of shape the week the families of u.k. soldiers killed in the iraq war of abandon their legal battle to see former prime minister tony blair and other government officials tried for war crimes they've been advised by lawyers that courts would not be able to rule on their case almost fifteen years have passed no since the iraq invasion one hundred seventy nine british soldiers were among the estimated half a million who perished perished in the conflict the official british inquiry into the war known as the chilcote report was finally published last year it blasted the government for rushing into the conflict based on flawed intelligence bully boy killed met one man who lost his brother in the war. on numerous occasions of been mystic and the like why is of course this old scene of course someone's out of memphis book and thought i was david mike wilson lost his identical twin brother lance corporal david wilson in iraq in two thousand and eight david was twenty
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seven he'd become a father to his daughter poppy weeks before his death people said the twins have a rare twin bond kind of thing and i never really believe in this kind of thing i'm quite pragmatic. bought there is the you realize it's me who switched off together with other families of the soldiers fallen in iraq might push for a civil case against tony blair but lawyers have told them that british courts can't make judgments on matters of foreign policy military decisions or the legality of war for the grieving relatives the legal route here in the u.k. has been exhausted condemned the loss of a loved one in a conflict that the chill court report concluded was based on flawed intelligence will never be forgotten. the damning report revealed that saddam hussein
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presented no immediate threat and that politicians spoke of weapons of mass destruction with the certainty that wasn't justified forging tony blair has been made immune from. prosecution in the high court seems that pretty much the can do what they want and get away with it where sadly the family was destroyed some of the families you know to this day are you know some of them haven't recovered a lot of them still you know relive what went through you know from the day that they got that knock at the door it seems a bit pointless now that we know we were told to have weapons of mass destruction then we found out that it didn't and then when the chilcot inquiry came out of the blue sort of we got the. the outcome was kind of like well what was all this for you know and all sort of from a sort of nine years down the line does not closure at all it just all seemed very very pointless with all the legal avenues closed off the iraq war families campaign
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group is launching a petition demanding that parliament holds to politicians responsible for the war to account tony blair you know was you know even there the decision was his and he was in full fact. in full knowledge of the of all the facts that circumstances surrounding her and the reasons why we went in been privy to all of the information so dual him personally responsible for the petition is mike's initiative his way of continuing the fight even after losing the possibility of a legal battle for politicians and museums the iraq war may have been pushed into the archives for families like mike's the wounds of losing their loved ones are is rule as ever december and there were never a great time for us as a family but you know all those little aversion between so like the nineteenth for example was the funeral the elevons when we brought him back in
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a store for them so it does feel like a little bit of a kick in the teeth you know consider which saw alone for the ruling. party darlington. course for the news lately he's lost seven days thing so what's your round up here not internationalists sunday my name's kevin owen or moscow and of course if you're celebrating christmas next few days season's greetings from all of us to you know best for twenty eight. about your sudden passing i've only just learned you were a south and taken your last to bang turn. your attitude up to you as we all knew it
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would i tell you i'm sorry for me i could so i write these last words and hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath. but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some more fun to feel those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind gets consumed with death this one quite different i speak to him now because there are no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its maker.
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or. live live. live .
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hello and welcome to worlds apart with less than two months to go until the appeal in china lympics the participation of athletes from russia remains trowed in controversy that mission criteria have been sad the international olympic committee has drawn up a whole manual on how the sporting uniforms should look like but what awaits the russian ellyn p.m.'s in south korea and most importantly after to discuss that i'm now joined by the chant russia strip will jump gold medalist at the ninety nine to five world indoor championship in barcelona. this chan it's great to talk to you thank you very much for your time. first of all let's talk about the latest developments of the international paralympic committee said it was maintaining its suspension of the russian paralympic committee to make the final decision on whether the russians can compete against twenty winter games in january you know what i think it's called this little paralympic athletes are going to talk the situation then it's from russia is can spot why do you think that just shouldn't
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they be treated in the same ways since one talk human or the world anti-doping agency reports started the whole thing where do these differences in conclusions and policies come from. agree the treatment is very different and as you remember our paralympic athletes were banned from the rio games which is very strange because team russia competed in the olympics as well but without the track and field there was she said you know that for some reason our paralympic athletes have to deal with very harsh requirements and that's all i can parrot dance and other sports when the russians were banned or stripped of their medals those that the it goes without. saying that it is simply inhumane these people have already suffered enough because of their life circumstances and now they have to face even more trials with the sanctions that it is but that it was. at the post it is just inhumane clearly people who do such things have no god in their hearts i have no explanation for this but my guess is that they are threatened by russian athletes
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in something specially in track and field and in winter sports as well the russian paralympic athletes are in a higher category they have more experience and they deliver better results than paralympic teams from other countries gives wouldn't you so there is probably pressure on the international paralympic committee because the russians simply win too many medals more than in the regular olympic that's not in one basket maybe that's the reason it was a yeah you know i've heard comments from foreign paralympic cassavetes but an abuse of any on the old south they don't even understand the current guidelines because of course have to be sick with disabilities who are on some kind of. including the ones that they used to treat their condition let's put it this way in the mckinney cine what do you save there are clear criteria for what is considered performance enhancing drugs where you live what's allowed and who is allowed to take hold of
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the use there any kind of credit to the arctic i pick you up with my god who should know there is no clarity there has never been any clarity on the issue and there will be no clarity but that means the space of you know for everybody who watches our program the most and they can find the list of performance enhancing drugs online than it is with a war and it will drive them crazy that national but they're courting to the list is that every living person should be disqualified for ever but if they sue nothing is a lot all your regular medical drugs are on the list from nasal draw they will get you several months of disqualification can you still die radix two a risk medications etc the fact that it's a huge list that has over twenty thousand drugs on it it is that salute lee impossible to figure it out no athlete.


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