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i. was. the week's top stories from all tape the u.s. has left all but isolated in the un as the vast majority of nations vote against president trying to decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital a move that's triggered almost daily clashes in the region. the situation here. extremely well the. bars johnson visits moscow for the first time as british foreign secretary and although relations are at a low point trying to lift the mood by attempting some russian. thank you very much that generous to do. cheap.
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and new research reveals the u.s. led operation to liberate the iraqi city of mosul from myself may have led to ten times more civilian deaths than was initially claimed. he watching the weekly here on alt international live from our moscow studio with me until today so round up all the top stories of the last seven days and the latest news of the day welcome to the program. tensions over jerusalem again dominated the news this week on thursday one hundred twenty eight united nations member states issued a stern view to the u.s. voting to reject trump's recognition of the disputed city as israel's capital the condemnation came despite intense pressure from american officials. when we make a decision about where to locate our embassy we don't expect those we've helped to
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target turns on thursday they'll be a vote criticizing our choice the us will be taking names. 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 serve a lot. of those in favor of the draft resolution please raise their hand. and. those against. team foods in favor one vote 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
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nations will make any difference somebody will now take a decision. the use of the veto obstructed the security council and 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 funds to pay for it 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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even countries that often disagree on major issues came together to reject the u.s. as move on jerusalem rivals such as saudi arabia and iran and also india and pakistan were all unanimous in their condemnation at the general assembly some of the geopolitical experts we heard from a say america's bullying tactics undermine 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
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united nations i think we all know. a new era in which a major. resort blackmail and bribery or you can strip your votes in the general assembly but this is the first occasion of which the state to create a major. member of the security council has resorted to search midget's i do think that it will be deplorable it's united states will to carry through threats of this kind because they're called indicators traits in future situations or gives a great against iraq you straight they do so wrong anger is still being felt in the palestinian territories with clashes in gaza and the west bank for a third week in a row. right of all of. you was.
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a thousand eight hundred. eighty. was it i thought it was. probably thought it was. was. god i should. reports now from our middle east correspondent in the west bank and gaza journalists hin could carry both witnessed and just how tense things have been. the situation has an extremely was no. out of place because i've been running down the road now and. it's all just made their way to the right in see them off to my left i'm a car and look someone
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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 that's kind of all the way into the pacific. you can tell the ambulances so they certainly will be the ship's crew has been in. and at the same time adjusting my coming over to the back of the posse from here exactly what. we've taken proper we've taken cover in a in a petrol station. got me into a situation where informants how they didn't know who was taken. and. we're standing right over here you can see that there's a number of injured people you can see the insist on carrying people with them you can see the israeli tanks that which in the last few minutes just made their way
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from up the road to emmaus into the precinct also from but they really have 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 who've been hurling rocks and pavements at these waiting soldiers who speaks only been inching they way closer they've been filing tear gas in the stomach so many are still quite a strong smell of tear gas that is hanging over us. the protesters and demonstrators come here today for the third friday in rage. this
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friday was different other than the two fridays people were very close to the fence this time and we can solve very important leader act and polluted shins and activist joining the civilians during the protests as you see there are at least five ambulances waiting for any injury and ready to pick them up there are still hundreds of protesters as you can hear we can hear a lot of 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 live bullets despite all the gas bombs despite all the rebel berlitz by listening protesters what they're ingalls are the west bank already jerusalem are surprised testing are still demonstrating people are search pressing their anger. boris johnson has visited moscow for the first time in his role as britain's foreign secretary the trip comes with relations between the two countries strained
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was following johnson's meeting with his russian 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 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 he even used the words not a sausage well mr johnson seems to have changed his mind today he said that he
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hadn't seen any evidence of successful attempts to interfere and i asked boris johnson to elaborate on that a little bit there was a mass 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 into theories. 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
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warnings about drinking challenge again. names and honey traps many other things so the question was about trust and the question was about whether he had encountered any of these threats so far in the russian capital. you know i want you to know it's a measure of my of my trust. to soon as i got into this. for a loose try mediately handed mike my hand my gloves i mean did 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
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russia but at the end of the day the common message was from both top diplomats that dialogue needs to prevail. and the joint news conference with foreign minister lavrov boris johnson also tried out a little bit of russian. i'm in a rush so find. a committee. a diplomatic relationship that is four hundred fifty years old and dates from the time when queen elizabeth sent an envoy to ivan the terrible right on the fourth. i'm certain that i'm the first foreign secretary in the history of my office to be called boris. russian customers as i said earlier on of buying loads more british things fruit from kettle crisps to please.
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somebody has just given me a pad from the for their only solution here's a puzzle that you get i guess that's the fs be. the best so when it comes to trust our trust poorest and trust him so much i'm ready to call him not boris but by deeds i guess you could buy peace. thank you very much so get your generosity in your will your hospitality in welcoming me in my team today specifically. the british foreign secretary also visited red square as well as saying central moscow is landmarks he and his team laid flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier a second world war memorial next to the kremlin writer and broadcaster married to j.f.k. things johnson says it will bring positive results 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 the seem to be at that meeting between boris johnson and sergei lavrov
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but i also think that anything 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 be with time that we'll see maybe those lease another visit maybe we'll have a reciprocal visit and maybe 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 the deposed president is hailing another win off the pro independence parties gain a majority in catalonia the weekly continues after the break. russian athletes taking. pics remains controversial. south
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korea and more important. to figure. out bridge to come in you.
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in the four. welcome back to the weekly probably independence policies in the spanish region of catalonia secured a majority of thursday snap election dealt a serious blow to the central government in madrid which had hoped to defuse the independence crisis having denounced october's referendum and sucking local leaders the deposed president is holding another woman. i want to congratulate the catalan people because they have sent a message to the world the catalan republic has beaten the monarchy and article one fifty five the spanish state has been beaten. to. restrict the right. not only for the left for this movement. here's how the results are reflected in the catalan parliament independence parties
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have taken seventy of the one hundred thirty five seats available the unionist citizens' party was the single most popular in terms of a vote share but wasn't successful enough to form a coalition capable of taking power the results left the spanish prime minister clearly disappointed last year we those who want to show huge didn't get enough seats to carry it out. here are based on the not come from two surely stilton cuts a little bit more about back in october madrid's rejection of the castle and independence referendum was not only characterized by political pressure but also by the use of police force against voters living up to a thousand injured. i . think.
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i. already if you think. this is not the first people did this or that they are taking your bio so i think from the early hours of the morning it seems to be escalating the federal government and the madrid media apparatus or have gone through. in their tool box they've used violence used media demonisation they tried to found the color yellow they tried to go after the. autonomous t.v. station simply for calling people. calling the president a president acts i don't and i don't know what other tools they have looked just like trying to use all of these tools you depend on just what to do extraordinary of all it took them artistic. ten times more civilians may have
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been killed during the u.s. led operation to liberate the iraqi city of mosul than previously thought that's according to research by the associated press the news agency obtained data from iraqi morgues as well as nongovernmental organizations it says as many as eleven thousand civilians may have been killed during the nine month operation nearly a third of these allegedly died as a result of bombings by iraqi and u.s. led forces the coalition however only acknowledges three hundred twenty six civilian deaths a miss day international has joined calls to investigate liberation campaign and for the true civilian cost to be revealed death is to the city for us both during and after the operation. to see the presses bodycount surprise anyone who's actually been to mosul and who has seen what has happened to the city you can also argue that the death count that they've given become outdated already hours
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after they released their report we got a call from mosul from rescuers there saying that three more children had been killed when an explosive device buried in the wreckage of a house that they were playing on dead today to ease explosions happen almost every day rescuers tell us and this is a direct consequence of the battle of mosul itself nevertheless the body count is a semi official milestone in the in and of itself because the numbers we previously had from official sources from the u.s. led coalition the rockies even the u.n. was a tenth of that barely a thousand civilians and unrealistic numbers the associated press found that three to four thousand of those civilians killed in mosul died to ash strikes carried out by the u.s. led coalition and the iraqi air force the u.s. led coalition had previously claimed responsibility for no more than three hundred
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or so civilian deaths saying that it didn't have the resources to send investigators to look at every reported incident to see the press didn't police numbers out of a hat they cited various human rights agencies as well as an official body count counts that monitored events in mosul as well as with tip offs from iraq he moves but as i say this number is unsurprising if you've been to move slowly if you see the city of two million has been tending to injuries and corpses. this is the reality of war what you likely haven't heard of is the smell it. it's noisy aging repulsive and it's everywhere the sort of smell that makes us in stink sick the smell of rotting bodies this is what rescuers have collected just this morning three suspected isis fighters two women
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and two children. that's an iraqi. launching missiles. at isis targets in and you can hear isis small arms fire that targeting the helicopter and over the six seven hundred meters away as the aftermath of strikes that hit minutes ago just before we got here this was a city of two million that had been. annihilated during the nine months of the battle of mosul the rescuers we talked to tell us that the city the city the old city of mosul that bore the brunt of the fighting in the devastation it still reeks of decaying bodies thousands and thousands of corpses still buried under rubble
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mixed with them or explosive devices that continue to claim people's lives. watching them weekly here on all tame back at the top and now with another round of safety stay with us. when nor make this manufactured sentenced to public wells. when the
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ruling classes protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent so. we can all middle of the room see. the real news. across europe municipalities are taking their water supply back from private companies who creates interviewed by whistles with simple song alone even some company guests will elsewhere though they can find private companies to take over the utilities many bought a telescope of a lag so miss you guys who got booked but you're well on the going to go by ben this is us to quote them out. of more use than bill bill if bill brought up locals are ready to stand up for the basic human rights of access to water it's
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about water but it's also over much more and more it's about the hurt and the redistribution of all as to. their date downwards the one dollar. per. gallon of welcome to worlds apart but less than two months to go until the peeling china lympics the participation of athletes from russia remains trial. and 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
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russian ellyn p.m.'s in south korea and most importantly after to discuss that i'm now joined by the chan rushes to pull jump gold medalist at the ninety nine to five world indoor championship in barcelona. it's great to talk to you thank you very much for your time. first of all let's talk about the latest developments there 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 vote i think it's called this little paralympic athletes are in a tougher situation than the catholics from russia is can spot why do you think that just shouldn't they be treated in the same way since one talks human the world anti-doping agency reports thought of the whole thing through 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 but
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without the track and field if. 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 and specially in track and field and in winter sports as well the russian paralympic athletes are in a higher category they have no. experience and they deliver better results than paralympic teams from other countries on. board and if so there is probably pressure on the international paralympic committee because the russians simply win
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too many medals more than 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 athletes but any piece of any on the old south you don't even understand the current guidelines because of course have to be switched disabilities who are on some kind of american 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 to fit almost. what's allowed and who is allowed to take that it's always used there any kind of clarity or to create the chill with us but 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 the space of you know for everybody who watches our program is also the most and they can find the list of performance enhancing drugs online with
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the war and it will drive them crazy. but they're courting to the list is that every living person should be disqualified forever 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 to die radix to 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 knows it by heart in spite of course there are a team doctors who take care of it and try to make sure that there are no violations . at the sit in about the situation is getting worse every year. because if you're familiar with the issue to be sure you know that pharmaceutical drugs may have the same active ingredient that should be just thirty million different brand names. you know all these drugs being added to the list. of most insidious assumes that basically people can take anything right yes it is a.


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