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russia launches a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of yulia screwball the daughter of the former double agent who was also poisoned in the u.k. . u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson claims it is overwhelmingly likely vladimir putin was responsible for the attempted murder of a former russian spy and allegation the kremlin calls shocking and unforgivable. more than fifteen thousand civilians managed to flee syria. as fighting rages between government forces and the rebels in the stricken region. u.s. central command says it has no idea how resources allocated to the saudi led coalition are actually being used in the war.
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or broadcast from our studios in moscow this is r.t. international certainly glad to have you with us now russia has announced it has opened a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of the daughter of the former russian spy who was also poisoned in the english city of salisbury and reports. the russian investigate the investigative committee have decided to carry out investigations that they've just north regard to the. russian citizen and the daughter of the former spy. now this comes after several attempts by russia to help with the investigation. but moscow says attempts have been refused by britain's. so far and following the rejections the foreign minister
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sergei lavrov has come out and made a statement. russia has requested that the substance london has been handed over to moscow as per the chemical weapons convention ratified by russia and the u.k. the fact that london told us bluntly that the u.k. won't talk with russia is a clear violation of the convention which saves that before a state can act in any way it is obliged to get in touch directly with a country which it suspects is the origin of a given toxic agent you can see tensions are right in there and is nothing more fuel to the already raging diplomatic row u.k. foreign minister bars johnson has come out and even gone as far to accuse president putin of being personally responsible for ordering the murder of. his almost over well mainly likely behind the poisoning moscow of course responded to those comments saying that they were shocking and forgivable but as it stands the russian
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investigative committee are launching their own investigation how they will do that when they will do that if indeed they will be able to do that given that they need the cooperation from the british authorities we don't know at the moment but we will of course keep you updated russia's foreign ministry spokesperson has said that russia has made all its decisions regarding the poisoning incident and they will notify their british counterparts in due course we also discussed the topic with russia's permanent representative to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and ambassador to the netherlands alexander sure good thanks. gloria i mean is could did a good mother based on statements by the head of the british delegation they regard our proposal on bilateral consultations as an attempt to progress to nate and they urged everybody not to listen to these lies as they say they say russia's intention is to avoid being held accountable but i see it differently and my guess is
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actually our british friends and partners are just afraid they are afraid that our experts may analyze those samples and they may see some dirty tricks there or something but our british partners don't want this to happen or if they don't produce any evidence we will regard that as they have nothing to show and they will be held accountable for slander. it'll go it's going to put we offered other options if they don't want to talk to us directly we can go through the executive council we can send our appeal to the executive council of the council will contact us and give a response within ten days when you think there is a third option we can set up a group of technical experts led by the director general and if they are not happy with that they can call a special session but the british are not happy with any of these options they can call a meeting of the highest body of the o.p.c. w. and we can address the issue there so they have
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a number of different options from it for sure they will not be able to tell where the substance came from but this will require dialogue between russia and the u.k. direct or indirect there are many ways to go about it. so yes when the soviet union collapsed in the early nineties intelligence services took from russia a group of specialists and their documents including veiled mirrors are young of and they continued their work with soviet knowledge and we even know in which countries the work continued some of this work was successful and we can find the results openly on nato and e.u. websites. commenting on the screen paul case former german foreign minister sigma gabriele has likened it to a lousy james bond film that's. it's almost like a spiral of mutual accusations and self-fulfilling insinuations it all reminds me of a bad james bond movie each side is paranoid each side pursues its own conspiracy theories
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. and here is what has emerged in place of hard evidence. and i'm afraid the evidence is overwhelming that it is russia and something by the way in the kind of smug sarcastic response that we've heard from the russians that to me indicates their fundamental guilt. france shares britain's assessment that there is no other plausible explanation and reiterate its solidarity with its ally. this is not an isolated incident russia failed to ensure syria destroyed is chemical weapons for. the attack in source for has taken place against the backdrop of a wreck just
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a couple of behavior. over many years russia these cells bury poison everyone seems to have made up their minds and the u.k.'s foreign secretary was blodgett inventive stereotypes in its blatant russian this the nerve agent sends a signal to all who may be thinking of dissent in the intensifying repression of putin's russia nobody chalk the new noxious scare a nerve agent with obvious russian s. the chemicals even being featured in a t.v. spy thriller in a standoff between the u.k. agents and russians the show is marketed using the slogan diplomacy is overrated. about something. because it was on the top of the truck through it. so it is a coincidence. this is. the first. for us to get we're off to be taking another tour for ourselves t.v.
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and cinema have made the. secret service is poisoning people plot an international feature after all even the most british of all agents james bond has also found himself amid some talks and driven storylines. so are we having a case of blatant bone business here but this is of course all fiction it didn't happen in reality you avoid the culprits with the tainted record the one that stands out is the cia one of the key targets cuba has of late come undone t. fidel castro among the hundreds of alleged assassination attempts were cigars laced with poison and a contaminated pen so could these cells brew poisoning be blatant americanness one
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could stretch this logic beyond any reason and say for example the u.k. has been holding its skills in the death by chemicals business since shakespeare's macbeth busted blatant englishness the cia james bond shakespeare one thing all of my theories have in common is an insane age of conspiracy we're not taking them seriously neither should anyone but when it comes to russia and proof well we've already heard the d.n.a. arguments in the election meddling scandal the story corps practices of the russians who typically or most genetically driven to co-opt. perpetrate international law is being substituted for hashtags hash tag russia did it. highly likely. highly likely is the term britain and its allies use in their joint statement alleging moscow's culpability
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for the poisoning they also want to russia to tell the organization for the prohibition of chemical. weapons about the nerve agent which is thought to have been use one unknown graffiti artist has hit russia outside its embassy in london this says dine at the russian embassy and lists a mock menu that among other items includes chalk. they were friends to the nerve agent used against sergei screwball and his daughter. takes a look at how the coverage of the screwball case is in europe. so here are just some newspapers that i saw this morning in paris now this one is on france which translates as today in france and so you can see and ask quite a scary front page which says that the cold war isn't over now we've got here as well with the hard line that south against putin united with the sounds of cold
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war and we've got another one which is often yawn that cools the russian president vladimir putin toxic mr putin and rice how the. poisoning of the x. . sound how played well into the hands of the russian president and has the presidential elections and russia and it's not just the frame of the worldwide media shares at the same why it's alarmist approach and really instead of waiting for the official confirmation media outlets around the world seem to be competing to outdo one another with the most sensational and have. more than sixteen thousand people have managed to flee syria's embattled eastern ghouta government forces have been intensifying efforts to retake the area which since two thousand and twelve has been under the control of various islam missed
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and rebel groups the russian defense ministry center for reconciliation claims that militants were firing at civilians as they tried. to leave earlier on friday now these are pictures from friday and easter and you can see people leaving along the humanitarian corridors declared by the syrian government is the biggest single exodus since the fighting escalated last month early on friday un special envoy for syria to find. a briefing room for the transfer underlined of the importance of upholding the cease fire agreement russia had brokered between the warring parties . for that meetings taking place since. being between the russian federation and jay shift in the last few days out of. the result of these engagement can you project. begin the government russian military n.j. shift forward to has continued to hold for that date no hope
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that for the cease fire holds because being a police one good news very bad news. russia's defense ministry says women children and the elderly were among the first to be given safe passage the russian military now also says of another town in the area have expressed their willingness to flee and he takes a closer look at the situation. at first it was only a trickle of civilians fleeing syria's rebel held territory of eastern data it's now become a flood thousands have been given safe passage out of the embattled and play. it just fizzled out just in august you know one jewish. mother saying. no that one woman from udea show you look you know.
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the roof. top down is yes i'm doing a live but why do not fall for it will not budge i want to say i will handle another kind of sound man or do you know what. and it was a struggle initially some of the militants were reportedly threatening to punish those trying to leave and shutting the path to safety there are even accounts of insurgents hiding in civilian houses taking people hostage and using them as human shields but i mean listen to that key the key is a lot of them as you know climb in the middle to show to your house when a little money coming in the parliament. you know drove a shady accounting that's number one or two and a lot of the army followed your annoying look love us. and then kind of to me if
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you know and would not allow a limousine almost with normal tone of an openness that i have so it's not good i do it you obviously. don't see it got a good no idea if you could live their lives at their living and they let it would do what it would go the push by russia on syria to establish this humanitarian corridor however was snubbed out fest russia has called for these jokes like humanitarian corridors russia needs juge. just do what the united nations had agreed to and voted on and that is a countrywide cease fire the russian military says the situation in parts of eastern peter has significantly stabilized over the past few days but that is far from over but. as long as people keep leaving the area we will keep on working and stay here until we see the last person leave a more yaar. but it's a bargaining game at times the syrian government and russia have how to agree to
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allow safe passage to rebel fighters in order to get the civilians out its hopes that the rebels crumbling grip on power in the region along with a deliveries and evacuations will soon bring to a close one of the most brutal chaps as in the syrian conflicts right now getting aid into eastern good is proving as difficult as getting residents out. on mortar rounds landed near red crescent trucks as volunteers unloaded fresh food parcels and bags of flour on thursday delivery was resumed shortly afterwards the aid convoy brought essential to almost thirty thousand people in the syrian town of douma. eastern go to was seized by rebels in late two thousand and twelve and since two thousand and thirteen has been under siege as the syrian army tries to recapture the area the assad government has now succeeded in driving the insurgents
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who made seize as terrorists into three small pockets regaining much of the region but the situation for many civilians in the area still remains dire we asked phyllis bennis a political analyst and author to comment on this issue there is no place for them to go the country of syria has been decimated by these seven years of war and people have been moved from one place to another looking for safety and not finding it those who have been driven out of the country are finding the gates of other countries closed against them most notably of course the united states which has prohibited refugees coming from syria all together in the context of the so-called muslim bans that donald trump has imposed but even the countries closer the countries right in the region who are already taking care of hundreds of thousands in some cases more than a million refugees in. in lebanon for instance as a very small country one out of every four people in that country is now
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a syrian refugee in jordan where there's over a million refugees but there's simply not enough water available so the humanitarian crisis is is massive on a regional level certainly within syria is the most serious then on the regional level and on a global level the syrian refugees are facing a devastating future. the pentagon's top brass say that they had no idea weapons supplies to the saudi coalition in yemen were leading to civilian deaths we bring you details as short break. well you know the hard thing we kind of adopted because we were called pirates for so long. been there in the small ball and sticks it hard push it and it's just. not. the little self to big fish already ninety percent of the
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dark caught in a ball in the collar. fifteen scoops seventy five tons they do it several times a day with a big fleet now you get an idea on why. we have to understand we can not stay still and just. be with them this will be. for you or. i'm doing this because i want them for the future world to future generations to have and enjoy the ocean we have. i played for many plebs over the gays so i know the game and so i got. the ball
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isn't only about what happens on the pitch for the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the super money just billionaire owners and spending stupidity twenty million albums like. it's an experience like nothing else not to because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful guy like great so what will chance for. the geeks it's going to take. are welcome back this is our t. international now the u.s. military has admitted it has no idea how arms it sells it to the saudi led coalition are being used in yemen's civil war does sept come track the purpose of the missions that it is refueling what targets it strikes and the results of the
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mission sounder we do not ok reuters recently reported on a saudi coalition air strike in late february that killed five civilians is cent com able to tell whether the us fuel or u.s. munitions were used as part of that strike. center no i don't believe we are ok a joint resolution on yemen was introduced by a group of u.s. senators last month it claims to limit the president's power to wage war without congressional authorization and also proposes to cut america's support for saudi involvement in the yemeni civil war a vote on the resolution is to be held soon. now in two thousand and seventeen the u.s. and saudi arabia sealed a weapons deal worth almost one hundred ten billion dollars rising to three hundred fifty billion dollars over ten years it has been branded as one of the largest arms
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sales in american history and here you can see the aftermath of the coalition's latest airstrikes in yemen most of the planes at sanaa international airport were destroyed has been closed for almost a year due to the saudi blockade against the country war broke out in yemen three years ago with the saudi led bombing campaign against toothy rebels claiming thousands of civilian lives the west and urges the situation as the worst man made humanitarian crisis in modern history. look at your own let's. see. if.
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there are crying a few men at the crime gulf war crimes against humanity and trying for that are being committed to war. and the us. i'm not come from this case the u.s. is a supporter of this coalition. for the us to admit that yes we know what is happening i would choose a more likely thing it is. it has consequent even to consequences in addition to the u.s. law that prevents the country. few weaponry to use it except incentive for me. committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. so there are legal liability both internally and internationally thank you tube is
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stepping into the ring in the fight against fake news but it's choice of sparring partner has drawn a barrage of criticism. of conspiracy videos much so inspections of people who don't understand that watching science fiction you face a strong criticism after spread conspiracy theories in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in florida begin to tell a video like this isn't the first time they have been unable to or unwilling to stop the spread of conspiracy theories. thanks to you believe. the media information that the movie anchorman i'm here to meet with the piano. thanks thanks thanks
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thanks thanks. thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks . what makes this whole thing sort of fascinating and problematic of course is that you know who's to decide what is misinformation and you know in two thousand and
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three before the invasion of iraq as far as the establishment was concerned it was a conspiracy theory to say that there were actually no weapons of mass destruction and that the invasion of iraq was was you know based on a bogus pretext cooked up beforehand by bush and his cronies what we've seen what we saw in the years afterwards is that previously conspiracy theory was absolutely true and certainly the powerful of the world to conspire a lot of the time to try and make sure that they're interested in what happens in the world so this is an inherently complicated and messy area i would say that does it for me i will be back with headlines at the top they are still with us.
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the firing of rex tillerson it's a state department surprised a few to listen to describe just bland and on numerous occasions out of step with his. nomination to replace him. in the heart of the swiss alps this is a place probably more secretive than the pentagon more mysterious than the cia and better guarded than for knox ellis with customs are here permanently all the site is controlled by them and they impose the opening times. opposite it was abducted from his office the procedures in place of the strictest in all europe masterpieces by artists like pecan so and modigliani i can't boards and sold inside this warehouse that's where the report comes in it covers up deals which are naturally discreet commercially discreet but also discreet because they concern fraud. and
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some of those paintings are linked to dark secrets nobody knows how many of these secrets a kept inside the geneva freeport system you'll never obtain an inventory of all the works in the freeport who knows how many there are three hundred three thousand three hundred thousand is it a matter of confidentiality only is it the world's black box of the art business. you need the good and the bad you need capitalism to work both winners and losers you can't bail out every single bank that gets into trouble you can't bail out every single post i made free money you got to let the system weed out the losers otherwise you end up with you know a state controlled state maintained price fixing regime by the state that resembles all failed such experiments of the past why not just let the free market be the free market. emerge from five full
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human drives use a notion of the example of yemen used to do the genocide who are the gone just look who is so poor doing who murdered them british and a number of. european countries they are very generous to them their support to the our grocer so what kind of human goods is too large of a million children a woman does not count.
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welcome to sofia and. not say when the cold war was over so was the nuclear threat that loomed over the world but now once again tensions are at its peak between united states and russia with both sides posting new rockets arms and doctrines politicians and media steering the confrontation between the two nations she will hear them thinkable one more time. i'm well i'm here in harvard to talk about all of this to one of the greatest most prominent minds in a sphere of national security dr graham allison. history is quickly repeating itself with moscow and washington in standoff as both sides claim major nuclear breakthroughs in a new weapons race it appears the atomic bomb saber rattling is back from the cold war grave but this time to nuclear threat is decades more advanced so.


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