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the governor of russia came out of a region resigned over last sunday's shopping center fire which killed sixty four people including forty one children. the french ambassador after a dramatic cross border raid by french police on a suspected drug trafficker. and diplomatic spat over the case intensifies both the u.s. and russia closed one of the others consulates. expels american diplomats in a reciprocal move. in moscow recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program. r.t.
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international now the governor of russia's region has resigned over last sunday's deadly fire at a shopping center and it comes after investigators found a series of violations in safety procedures which left over sixty people dead most of whom were children here's a recap of that tragic day. box . nine you want to see the new center. in years and. it's. mall chicken of.
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my flower. just west of that. hole to. give you a look at it sixty three if you take a look since it is a visual. medium you used to. like to ship them if it's the. first step. there was no alarm no siren no sprinklers the whole fire prevention system was off
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fire exits blocked people inside this shopping mall were left on their own to find out about the beginning inferno but they think stench in there knows this shopping mall used to be a confectionery and in fact it conducted fire drills just last week so a lot of. the grave and outrages floors missed in those drills and so the investigation is looking into how this horror became possible lattimer putin who landed here in camera in the morning and he has already laid flowers at the vigil and talked to some of the citizens to comfort them over their last son i will. never know your life he said i'm going to check if you're good with a mission and was that mean you can do it. quicker with permission but you know what just put your lips a little bit you know that i would be fucking the president bush and then he said three days since the tragedy the families of the first twenty two victims have said
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there are large goodbyes to their loved ones with burial ceremonies as the nation mourns the victims the investigation is working to hold those to blame for the catastrophe accountable right now investigators are looking into the mixture of factors the first and foremost the sirens did not go off when the fire began neither did the water sprinkler as if they were there in the first place and the fire exits were locked so people when they followed the designated paths to safety they found themselves the doors that were shut also the stuff of them all reportedly was untrained how to handle an emergency like this almost two thirds of those who perished in the blaze were children some parents lost all of their kids viral also took the lives of nearly an entire class of eleven year olds from a village near the city they had traveled to the regional capital to watch a film with their teacher but their big day turned to tragedy for them and their
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entire community. they were such good gross quiet calm choice they started really well it is such a tragedy for everyone who has this because their own was no children of these their own was no children of this age there aren't many children here only our granddaughters seen that as a life she didn't know and also three boys when no one else their age is left in the village. the number of victims could have been much higher had it not been for the courage of people nearby some even lost their lives trying to get children out of the burning building while others were lucky to survive. tells their stories. on sunday a tragedy and i said berry and city turn teachers shop workers students and scores of others and heroes for some it cost them their lives like to tell of their saga an english teacher and mother who was out with her fourteen year old daughter when the fire broke out she managed to get her child safety before selflessly running
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back into the burning building to try and help others trapped inside many survivors have spoken of how they would never have made it out alive if there weren't people like top down of their seventeen year old team of pollution is a student at an emergency services college with smoke filling the air he made it to the exit but heard a woman crying for help on able to find her children she pointed towards the fire and dimmer ran back inside. i saw nothing there was thick black smoke everywhere her children crying and shouting and that's how i found out where there are three children were sitting in the corner of the room terrified trying her girls and a boy that's all the boys grabbed my bow to hold it tight and took the girls by the color and carried all three of them out stuff at the winter cherry center risked their lives trying to get as many youngsters out of the building as they could. because it already when we looked at the it was full of people they started helping people to get out of there we have a back door at the end of. a still it's calling people to come to us there were
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dizzy people to our guys lifted their wheelchairs and helped them to go downstairs everything went black with clouds of smoke surrounding ash i don't know what would have happened to me not them we don't consider ourselves risky was will people if you were in our place you would have done the same we had lots of men to death then here and there are no doubt other unsung heroes in the city strangers without whom even more people both young and old would have perished. well from the u.k. to finland people across the globe have been joining russia to mourn the victims of the deadly blaze vigils have been held in more than thirty countries with people bringing candles and toys and remember. but in camera itself anger has been running high shortly after the tragedy authorities in the city were confronted by crowds of locals and victims' relatives demonstrators were demanding the truth from officials with rumors circulating of the death toll could be as high as three
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hundred these claims though were rejected by the investigation committee and later by the protesters as. you. said was. i. thank. you. for. you know look i was. looking. it was. like it was a good look i didn't see her. looks like.
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was. such. an end to what caused the fire is progressing the two main theories are malfunction i was seen mass expulsions of a diplomatic staff over the week with both russian and american diplomats having to pack their bags to it leave for home russia's seattle consulate was closed while the americans were ordered to shutter their mission in st petersburg moscow had announced on thursday it would retaliate to washington's move expelling sixty u.s. diplomats and shuttle shutting down the diplomatic compound. and washington
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russia's ambassador to the u.s. anatolian off so often his expelled colleagues as they got on a plane bound for russia on sunday the plane carrying russian diplomats arrived in moscow sixty ordered to leave america have now come back home u.s. diplomats are also expected to leave russia soon following moscow's mirror response here's how russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov outlined the steps taken so far . we have a good return history majors include the expulsion of the same number of u.s. diplomats and withdrawal of our consent for the us consulate in st petersburg as far as other states are concerned we will always give amir a response. for every russian diplomat kicked out from the two dozen or so countries one of their diplomats will be kicked out of russia almost all of those countries by the way either nato members or hopefuls the united states though may have to charter a jet sixty evidence diplomats have been ordered to leave russia the same number
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kicked out by washington what the u.s. consulate in st petersburg is being closed down in response to the closure of russia's consulate in seattle and mirrors spawn's no more no less and again moscow has called on the united states to stop it is proposed to us all forty s. inciting in fueling this merican pain against our country to rethink incurred their reckless actions destroying bilateral relations with russia which include the nies any role in this poisoning says never before have we witness such mockery of international law it is also convened a special meeting of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons would be c.w. has sent technical experts to examine the substance with which the former russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned. but then there's the geisha will be
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technical. so p c w experts have arrived in london to analyze the substance used in the alleged poisoning of sergei and you'll a script this will only allow them to distinguish the chemical formula of the substance the o.p.c. w. technical secretariat doesn't have the mandate to verify the u.k.'s allegations by the way the investigation into the case is still ongoing in the u.k. and its allies insist that russia was behind this russia then eyes any such thing and says that this entire affair is politically motivated there's been no investigation no trial no evidence only accusations which have taken a turn for the literary rather like the beginning of crime and punishment in many crime. lord man he was
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a tree full of hours at this point. where all the confidence about the identity of the culprit the only question is whether he will first confess or be caught specially for boris johnson the dusty esky quote translated in english from a hundred tributes you can not make a horse hundred suspicions don't make it proof boris johnson went on to cement his case they make novacek we make light statements one is a hideous weapon specifically designed for assassination the other is a implausible theatrical prep with a mysterious buys me with anybody opinion is divided on what exactly boyish johnson meant or how exactly he hoped this would help his case. all right but not everybody seems so sold on russia bashing for example nine e.u. states chose not to take punitive action austria's among them though vienna says
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london tried to pressure them to go along. the presentation that sums up the basis for why the us and half of the e.u. back britain's expulsion of russian diplomats was leaked earlier this week with all six slides focusing on accusations against moscow it begins with the description of the nerve agent allegedly used in the salzburg assassination attempt with the blame being placed squarely on russia the so-called evidence includes allegations of previous maligned activity by moscow among them are cyber attacks alleged interference in elections and what the presentation calls the occupation of crimea and numerous countries chiefly in the western hemisphere have backed london's allegations that russia was behind the poisoning of sergei screwball and his daughter and i've joined punitive measures against moscow and though that sentiment wasn't shared by every nation even in europe as some british and american politicians were quick to equate their allies with the entire world but the world
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is saying today is that these patterns of behavior has become on the acceptable and what you'll see in these huge diplomatic expulsion is a desire to correct that and to say right russia enough is enough patience is wrong wearing saying with president putin and his actions we stand with our british allies and the rest of the civilized world it has become clear that russia is behind this effort to kill innocent civilians with nerve agent. former u.s. diplomat jim john just believes the russian card is being played to divert attention from internal issues in the west. this is a coordinated political warfare against russia it's global in scale and really has nothing to do with solsbury this is a political pretext just like the cut like the kind of accusations we've seen against syria on chemical weapons to ratchet up the pressure on moscow to discredit
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the recent russian election and also i think it's aimed at the world cup this summer look i don't think we go under and underestimate the degree of danger we're talking about here this is not just tit for tat this is just not the are we in a new cold war or not this is extremely dangerous that with the crisis that is brewing internally within the e.u. i think there was the necessity to to somehow shift the terms of the debate to say it's not about what's wrong with brussels what's wrong with the e.u. it's what's wrong with the russians and i think this will simply increase the pressure on countries like bulgaria like austria who don't don't want to go along with this. yet another diplomatic standoff is unfolding between paris and rome with italy threatening to kick out diplomats from france we have that story coming up in about a minute stay with us. and . did not look for the perpetrators they were covering
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up their tracks. here the year they were free didn't russia will find out who did it and. who did. you want russia to clash with the rest of the world. when you have no clean water no health care no infrastructure those are all symptoms of a greater problem in haiti and the problem is imperialism the problem is debt dependency and domination that haiti has had to deal with since it became the first . free republic ruled by black people since eighteen zero four.
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slapped a three billion in tariffs on one hundred twenty eight products imported from the u.s. including pork wine and fruit the move follows several weeks of chinese officials warnings over the escalating it traded dispute between the two countries last thursday president donald trump announced a sixty billion in tariffs on chinese goods due to beijing reputed violations of u.s. intellectual property rights and at the beginning of march u.s. imposed new tariffs on aluminum and steel which also hit chinese imports to the u.s. but while trump has clashed with china on trade he has also called it a friend in dealing with north korea. again what's been allowed to go on for decades is disgraceful it's disgraceful and when it comes to a time when our country can't make aluminum and steel. and somebody said it before and i will tell you you almost don't have much of a country i view them as a friend i have tremendous respect for president xi ever great relationship they
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helping us a lot in north korea. and that's china. where we can now cross live to dr jack rasmussen professor of political economy at st mary's college thanks for being with us here on our team international. so. this is just bizarre in some ways president trump has imposed tariffs on up to sixty billion dollars worth of chinese imports which china said caused serious damage to its interests not trying to just retaliated by slapping a twenty five percent tariff on one hundred twenty eight u.s. imports including food pork so who stands to lose more from a trade war does anyone stand to win. well it's not clear that we're really going to have a trade war here when china you know trungpa announced these tariffs but they haven't been implemented yet and if you recall he announced tariffs on steel
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worldwide and it exempted everybody including europe north korea where now north korea can i mean south korea we're now south korea can import steel to the united states permanently into second largest steel importer to the u.s. so you've got to you've got to watch more closely whether these announcements are actually going to come up with some some sort of a severe trade restrictions i don't think so what the united states wants from china first and foremost is to increase its imports to china of services and particularly financial services it wants to penetrate further the. chinese banking system that's number one number two has to do with what's called intellectual property but part of that is really next generation technology software you know g g five is an ai software and this is the new security area going forward it wants
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to rule out some agreement on chinese in position a technology transfer those two are the most important things to united states i believe that the u.s. will as it did with steel will back off of some of these these terror proposals with china in exchange for concessions on the first two you'll see token restrictions of chinese imports to the u.s. in exchange for more access to the chinese market i don't believe this is going to be a trade war there's too much deludes and the united states doesn't have the leverage with china it had like a nine hundred eighty s. with japan where it really went after japan or in the one nine hundred seventy s. when nixon went after europe by eliminating the bretton woods internet. the agreement there were far more severe i don't see a trade war coming out of this eleven has to do with the rest of us politics you know it's this national security for the november elections and also i believe it
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has something to deal with. you know the trump immobilizing is based in anticipation for an indictment and findings myname know or organization the the investigations so it's very complex politically and economically gonna be a trade war and i think the size of just maneuvering like two boxes and really in the first round here well whether or not there is an actual global trade war or not this political maneuvering does have a fact. on other countries as well i mean if you look beyond china beyond the united states some of the other countries around the world could be affected by these this political sparring. well you know if you look at the steel issue a lot of other countries like brazil and others important still to the u.s. really were examples well the of sexual probably more instability and volatility and currency exchange rates and of course you know with the chinese currency rising
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in the north following advice first so that those are the destabilizing effect on another country. i don't see anything really significant economically happening and you've got to put this in the context of the global drage volume slowing down for years now and i think all of the sectors of the global economy on the new rate to get to ensure a continuing share of the global. all right dr jack rasmussen professor of political economy at st mary's college really interesting to hear thoughts we'll see how this all plays out. right switching gears now italy is crying invasion and even threatening to expel french diplomats over a dramatic cross border migrant raid roam some of the french ambassador after french border police entered an italian train station forcing a suspected drug trafficking refugee to take a drug test now time prosecutors have opened an investigation into the incident and while the foreign ministry in rome has kept
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a civilized tone summertime politicians couldn't hold back the behavior of french agents in better than a case very serious matter their mind micron that no foreign agent can come here and i said there are thirty we are a sovereign country not a province of france we are not micron's toilet on top of expelling russian diplomats we should expel french ones. rights no rights this will be the first and the last time i'm very angry about what's happened. deal allows them to cross borders in such cases however telling police insist that the deal says france must notify them of its plans and it failed to do so authorities add that the room inside the. rail station was a migrant center and off limits moreover migrant center officials are outraged calling the raid interference and adding that french officers intimidated the doctor and lawyers there however francis says that if asked permission to enter the
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facility the migrant agreed to take the urine test political science lecturer lorenzo. who is. told us that french police are in the wrong. the angio which is running the migrant center in the make up by the way i'm a few hundred meters from there i am in but i'm going to right now at the. old declared the french authorities where you know way acting in an intimate a manner and so has been seen by many flotations and i would say by a large portion of the time in public opinion as an act of defiance a kind of violation of sovereignty. what has been said very clearly by. these that. italian police with molten soul by by its french customs agent. about you operation which is against the provisions of the binational agreements.
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