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tv   Cross Talk  RT  January 29, 2018 3:30am-4:01am EST

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and it's for the media to write about when they don't want to write about the hard facts of how the sold few own so large and how so many own so little. we have some news in from afghanistan local media are reporting intense gunfire and several explosions coming from a military academy in the capital kabul government officials have confirmed an armed standoff is ongoing at the facility and the surrounding roads have been blocked off the first shots were heard at around five am local time which is just over two hours ago so far we have no information on possible casualties well this comes two days after a taliban suicide bomber killed one hundred three people and injured two hundred thirty five in the diplomatic quarter of kabul. that. i have a store near the site of the blast when the car blew up i fell to the ground my
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brother was injured i took him to hospital it was already overwhelmed so i put a bandage on my brother's wound and took him to another facility was. the. result of hard lots of shopkeepers who were wounded and killed the attack was devastating i saw people's limbs lying on the ground. saturday's bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack in afghanistan since a truck blast last may which killed one hundred fifty and it follows a recent rise in violence across the country on wednesday gunmen stormed a save the children office in the city of jalalabad they also detonated a car bomb outside the premises at least six people were killed and dozens more
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injured islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack. french prison guards who have been striking over security conditions have agreed with the justice ministers plan for improving french jails some of the guards demands have not been accepted such as housing fifteen hundred radicalised inmates in special units the nationwide two weeks trying began after an increase in violent attacks on staff by inmates one of the hot spots is the florey marrow sheesh jail near paris it's the largest in europe and holds almost four thousand prisoners it's also used to monitor potential or suspected terrorists among them is so large i'm just love you faces trial over the twenty fifteen paris terror attacks and the staff walked out in protest. clashes erupted with police outside the prison.
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if we continue because today there is nothing the few things that have been announced by the chancery in the trade unions to stop the project. were blocking everything with blocking the prison larry we will block all affronts in terms of security we want concrete things including materials that allow prison staff to work in safety don't you or it's dangerous for us to be around the inmates because for them we are everything they hate for them we are enemies by definition. the protests were triggered after an inmate stabbed three prison guards a string of other incidents followed the latest leaving two girls needing hospital treatment some of the attacks were reportedly carried out by radicalized prisoners
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russian opposition figure alexei navalny has been released without charge following a protest in central moscow on that story after the break. i played for many clubs over the years so i know the game and so i dived. the ball isn't only about what happens on the pitch to the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the superman each killian erroneous and spending tribute to the twenty million one player. it's an experience like nothing else on here because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful game but great so will pull chance with. the base going to.
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what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. more some want to be preached . to the right to be press it's like them before three of them or ten people. i'm interested always in the lives of our. friends to. welcome back russian opposition figures that say number one they was briefly detained on sunday as rallies took place in several cities his supporters had been protesting about the upcoming presidential election. was in central moscow as the offense unfolded. around a thousand people have been gathering here in moscow calling for the boycott of the upcoming this march presidential election they're saying that their vote is
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illegitimate since their candidate alexina valley has not been allowed to run this because he's still serving a five year long suspended criminal sentence after he had been found guilty of embezzlement and a person like that cannot hold public office in russia now the location of this demonstration has not been approved by the authorities they had no problem with the protest itself but they offered a different place for a but the valley supporters decided to carry on with this place with this location literally hundreds of meters away from the kremlin now the offices of his anticorruption fund have been raided by the police here in moscow as well but in terms of troubles with the law here in the russian capital that has been it also this action is not just in moscow demonstrations have been held in farias russian cities we know some people or some protesters have been detained
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there as well but in general very peaceful people have gathered they have voiced their discontent and they have seemingly dispersed. reports in germany this week claiming the number of islamic extremists in southeast europe is being underreported by angela merkel's government these are based on classified documents obtained by germany's left party r.t.s. peter oliver as the story there's a growing threat from islamic extremism in europe based in the balkans and the german government is keeping it to itself but that's according to a highly classified report that's being seen by some left party m.p.'s the media. the german federal government cannot discount the basic threat posed by individuals and splinter groups in the islamist scene in bosnia-herzegovina. the hush hush document goes as far as to claim that there is a direct link between radical islamic groups in bosnia herzegovina and people in
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germany the true nature of what this heavily classified report says doesn't come out parts of it were redacted from the copy that was shown to the left party the federal government has been trying to downplay the growing islamist threat in public furthermore it's entirely unacceptable that the government continues to cover up the role of the gulf states my colleague charlotta bin ski traveled to bosnia herzegovina back in december she witnessed firsthand the situation on the ground there regarding islamic radicalization the local imaam is telling me that some of the residents have joined islamic state and this one minute of the road and there are people who went to syria and forty on the side of i still but we tried to stop them and what it looks like an ordinary sleepy village a few houses nestled between the hills not how you might imagine a cradle of terror. a local mom
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says he fears for his life after speaking out against those who joined eisel we do with these radical elements are always unpredictable and these people prayed with me the aid at the same table as me and they want to shoot me this has been edited version of the report issued by the government raises a lot of questions over what exactly germany knows about islamic radicalization in the balkans and how bad the situation actually is as we see in the arts or to our parliamentarian question the german government gives the extra tight expertize that it doesn't explicitly in the gate the possibility that single persons or groups who are belonging to the islamistic scene of bosnia or else the governor could be a threat to germany and europe but in the same time the government denies to speak about the financial transactions that are provided for example by the govt states or turkey to the bike and states as well as the sending of the moms by the states
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in contrary to the german secret service just now fish the german government tries to hide the fact of growing danger coming from islam is that groups from the public . in northern colombia two officers have died or one has been injured in an explosion outside a police station it's the latest in a series of bomb attacks on police stations in the country this weekend the deadliest happened on saturday morning when five officers were killed more than forty people were also injured including civilians. and another attack happened in a city in northern ecuador close to the colombian border twenty three people were injured in a car bombing outside a police station there could henri and president claimed the attack was connected to the drugs trade and also declared a state of emergency in the city on twitter wiki leaks chief julian a song she was recently granted ecuadorian citizenship pledged a reward for any information about the attackers. families in the west
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african country of mali are seeking answers about a french airstrike believed to have killed eleven local soldiers it's been more than two months since the bombing raid of the fischel from both sides have given conflicting versions of what happened r.t. spoke with the relatives of one of the soldiers my nephew was taken prisoner during the attack on the no power security post there were people dead people wounded and people missing. i ask for anyone who can help us get out of here don't leave us in this place. for the french intervened to destroy a jihadi camp during this intervention eleven million soldiers lost their lives. the operations are get it's there is training camp and at no time was the presence
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of mali soldiers established. there were eleven hostages found on this site and all of them died during this operation one day they tell us that the hostage. yes well there during the bombing and the next day the tell us otherwise. certainly via wanted to say that there levin molly and hostages that were at this site had joined the jihadi movement we consider that to be an insult to the memory of these men who lost their lives in the service of the nation. they were indeed hostages of terrorists and they should not be any ambiguity between our french friends and us. both because superior phoned me saying that after checking they found no evidence as to whether boubacar is dead or alive while waiting to receive news regarding our son franz launched
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a campaign in mali back in twenty fourteen after islamist islamist militants seized part of the country around four thousand french troops are now involved in the ongoing anti terror operation and a few weeks ago the u.k. agreed to bolster the campaign with attack helicopters. now if someone asks where are you from would you be offended that question has stirred debate about racism after a social media campaign was launched in sweden a nation that he explains. well a year from sounds like an innocent enough question doesn't it but it could land you in trouble here's why actually to explain that i first need to tell you about an online campaign launched in sweden to help expose racism hash tag no stranger we hope to raise awareness regarding the extensive issue of racism that actually does exist in sweden although many want to believe that we live in the world's most tolerant country they are terrorists shakespearean says of being subjected to
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racism and tens out asking why are you from rep some people up the wrong way even though i was born here people always ask me where i'm from i hate it when they do that nobody put are you decide where my home is where i come from doesn't concern you and it shouldn't matter i say shouldn't we ever ask people about their country of origin to be on the safe side. well here's some advice from a man behind the hashtag no stranger campaign you can also question just make sure you do it right it's ok to wonder about someone's country of origin but it should
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not be the very first thing to ask a stranger about because the reaction that follows is usually very stereotypical and racist like oh you're from viet nam i think it's quite terrible that you guys eat dogs. so it's name fest origin night and no follow up questions got it's. a saudi arabian beauty pageant has banned twelve of its competitors spin using botox injections but this contest is for camels i just have some come back to this with the help. thank you for her. was it makes the head more inflated so when the camel comes it's like oh look at
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how big that head it's it has big lips a big no. such was. there cheating everyone i find should be applied. i'll be back with the latest headlines in just a ball for now meanwhile for more on all about stories and. kind of financial survival john today was all about money laundering first to visit this question just a different. oh good this is a good start well we have our three banks all set up for you maybe something in your something in america something overseas if cayman islands or do we do all these banks are complicit in the tough talk or say we decide to give mccoll and say
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a co money city with almost no coal mines left. the jobs are gone all the coal was said. that it was a laugh to see these people the survivors of disappearing before their eyes. i remember thinking when i was younger that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here that it would become a ghost town but i never thought in a million years i would see that and it's happened it's happened. there. are.
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a lot of welcome to well to parts in the twenty five years since the old slow process was launched it remains one of the most fruitful rounds of talks on the israeli palestinian issue not only because of the formal accords it produced but also because it managed to put the protagonist in one room and have them talk to one another and some believed. this direct exchange was only possible because right now they are as yet another u.s. administration tries to mediate between the israelis and the palestinians how big of a problem is the mediation itself well to discuss that i'm now joined by guest in boston founder and cochairman of the israel palestine creative original initiative mr buskin thank you very much for your time it's great to have you on the show thank you now i know that you've advised many israeli palestinian international leaders on the middle east peace process and now that. the u.s. vice president mike pence has arrived to the region trying to restart this
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negotiating process once again i wonder if there is any advise that you would give him. the advice i would give vice president pence and in fact i wrote to president trump on the first day of his ministration is that after so many years of negotiations the israelis and the palestinians need to know the three need to resolve this problem themselves they need to sit in the room by themselves and house out an agreement. states needs to inform the israelis and the palestinians that they will be there to help their free choir to provide bridging proposals to raise international support and finance for a peace process but if the israelis and the palestinians are going to be dependent on a third party mediator it is unlikely that we're going to find a mediator who is going to be able to bring the parties into the room and work out an agreement this is what we've seen over two decades already but mr barak and i think the end notable change over the past year is that it's true i know it please
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that you believe that the americans were never an unbiased mediator but at least they went to great pains to come across as such beach had a certain restraining influence on all sides the trying but couldn't care less about it and i'm sure you know that in the in this speech before. mr pan's didn't make a single nod to the palestinians. you didn't mention that world there weren't settlements even once and i think it was quite clear that the he's administration is positioning itself not as a mediator or pretend mediator but as a fully fledged backer of one side how does it change the negotiating dynamic overall well there are no negotiations there haven't been negotiations for more than four years so i don't think it really changes anything to be fair to vice president pence he did refer to keeping the status quo at the religious sites in jerusalem he called the temple mount to her almost surely from referring to that as being the place where muslims pray he did say that the israelis and the palestinians would need to agree on the borders and the sovereignty. in jerusalem
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and you did say that the united states would support a two state solution if the two parties agreed on that so i think that there was room there but i don't believe that the trumpet ministration can be an impartial mediator or bring the parties into the room at this time i mean mr bascomb in. fact if we compare it to the kind of overtures that he made israel for example telling the knesset that he's administration is going to expedite the whole process of moving american embassy to jerusalem i think it certainly doesn't feel like. much of an extended hand to the to the palestinians i know that back in december you didn't read much into these. embassy moving proposal but now that. the administration seems to be following through with the standing ovation that it received in knesset as well as the netanyahu government over all efforts to get the most out of the trumps administration do you feel concerned i'm very concerned not
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because the americans are going to move their embassy to jerusalem they're going to move their embassy to west jerusalem and drew some has been the top of all of israel for seventy years now it's not recognized by the international community because the international community has believed that the drop zone issue needs to be resolved in a negotiated agreement. between the jews and the arabs the israelis and the palestinians but i don't think the american move or their embassy is really going to change anything on the ground didn't my mind what it does is it pushes up the urgency of reaching an agreement because the jerusalem issue is so sensitive and so much a core of the israeli palestinian is a relationship that we need to resolve the issue of jerusalem is even in the knesset yesterday the arab palestinian arab members of knesset held up a sign which in in english said jerusalem is the capital of palestine but in arabic it said east jerusalem they were very quickly whisked out of that room into which mr pamphlett sad that he believed that that was
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a sign of democracy believe it or not that those people were forcibly taken out of their own out of their room don't you think that they trumpet mr issue which is very unabashed and unashamed about its own tendencies is going to bring out the worst from the israeli political class i don't have any expectations that the trumpet ministration can play the role of mediator we don't know if the trumpet ministration is going to present some kind of peace plan the ultimate deal the deal of the century that he's been talking about i think it's very unlikely that he's going to put something on the table that both the israelis and the palestinians can agree to it is likely to be like prior american proposals much more bill are used to the israeli position than the palestinian position in which case there won't be agreement and the israelis and the palestinians won't be able to reach a negotiation that will enable them to sign on the bottom line and find a solution for jerusalem and the two state solution the issue of borders the issue
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of settlements the issue of refugees the security relationship the. ownership and the management of the water resources all these issues need to be negotiated between the israelis and the palestinians and it's unlikely that the trumpet ministration is going to pull the the rabbit out of the heart and find an agreement for all of these issues i don't have those expectations. now i heard you say before that the american mediation historically allowed to both the israelis and the palestinians talking to the americans rather than one another and if the americans are sidelined for one reason or another and at least for now the palestinians are refusing to talk to the americans could that facilitate a more direct exchange between data protection is ease of if of course those talks ever commence perhaps but i don't think there's much of a chance of talks play taking place between the israelis and the palestinians before we have changes of leadership in israel and palestine it seems that not to know to know is moving closer and closer toward an indictment interest he's going
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to be challenged by the israeli legal system in the israeli public of whether or not he can remain prime minister and i think we all recognize that president abbas with all due respect to him is in the twelfth year of a four year term and lux little legitimacy on the streets of palestine even though he is the president and the leader most palestinians want new elections they want to be able to choose their new leader i don't see the dynamic where. under any circumstances we'll come back into the room but we also have to face another reality these two people are here they exist side by side there is communication going back at a different functional technical levels electricity water tuxes movement of goods movement of people there is always going to be some relationship taking place between the parties and we have the occupation which continues in israeli settlement building and palestinian threats of use of violence it's not a good situation we need to find a way to talk i don't see where the entry point is that you said it's not
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a good situation and it hasn't been good for many many decades and i think you would agree with me but this conflict has long needed some sort of a shake up that would just hold the two sides out of their complacency could be chump administration with all its controversial and very divisive decisions be that agent. that would hasten the expiration date for the status quo i wish it's unlikely but trump could surprise us as i said his team his son in law jared and jason greenblatt and other people in the in the administration are working on a plan i think that from what we understand their plan is going to be based on a wider circle of regional cooperation with jordan and egypt in the saudis and the emirates and the kuwaitis and other states in the region and certainly bringing in more players into the states from putting more goods on to the table could create opportunities for both israel and palestine but the core of this is israel and
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palestine the core is ending the israeli occupation the chorus two capitals in jerusalem and a two state solution that has to be resolved and then supported from the outside i think that other international players such as russia and the european union the united nations also have a played a role a role to play here and they could make a contribution as well well let me ask you specifically about the european union because instead of meeting with fans mahmoud abbas the palestinian authority president traveled to brussels and it's clear that the europeans who also happen to be the most generous donors to the palestinian territories quite insanity with what they see as trumps recklessness but they are also being that true south in a sense of being very slow very careful about what they say and what they do you do you think they will ever have enough in themselves to muster that courage and to recognize the state of palestine as abbas has been pleading with them it seems that
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they won't be able to do that the european union is a complex body of twenty different twenty eight different sovereign countries we will see a process of individual countries perhaps recognizing palestine there are talks that slovenia might recognize palestine soon sweden has already done it certainly some eastern europe european countries have done it in the past before they were members of the europe. union there are a parliaments in the european union countries that have called on their governments to recognize public. i think this would be a positive development but i don't see it happening very quickly i ask you speaking here on russia today would would russia recognize the state of palestine would russia declare use troops on the capital of palestine well i'm pretty sure that russia will not be the first power to do that and that's precisely because of what's happening across israel's border in syria because for russia the greatest stakes out there and risking their relationship they have at the moment the prime minister netanyahu whole for nor clear benefit geo political benefit our
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geopolitical certainty at this point of time i think russia would deem that as extremely risky that's why i'm asking actually about the european union because the european union is not involved in syria or in libya to such an extent so perhaps they have some leverage with all parties that they could employ deploy rather it's too difficult for the european union representing so many countries to be able to make a decision which is so controversial so i think that we will see european policymakers encouraging individual countries to take steps that empower the palestinian authority that recognizes perhaps the state of palestine the talk about i know the czech republic prime minister had said that in the future in the framework of a peace agreement the czech republic would be happy to recognise east jerusalem as the capital of palestine and west jerusalem as the capital of israel i think this is in fact the official position of russia as well that in the future in.

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