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to. them if. from them. to from. completely. u.k.'s prime minister visits the british city of salisbury on the first anniversary of the poisoning of a former russian double agent and his daughter plus how alleges london is withholding the full truth of what happened twelve months ago. an offshoot of the al qaeda type terror group stages a deadly surprise attack in syria as the u.s. offers a million dollar reward for information on osama bin laden's son. also in syria heavy fighting resumes as u.s. backed kurdish forces close in on islamic states last stronghold that despite
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donald trump having already announced victory over eisel numerous times in the last few months plus. i'd like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace the door to replace the whole corrupt regime america's national security adviser urges the international community to gang up on that as well as elected president ratcheting up its bid to install the country's opposition leader in caracas. this is our two international coming to you live straight from the russian capital where it's just turned three pm a come to the program. prime minister theresa may has visited the british city of salisbury one year after the poisoning of former russian double agents are described by all and his daughter yulia twelve months on and the figure is still being pointed at moscow which claims it's being denied answers to even the simplest
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of questions regarding what happened for more a life now to our polly boy who's in salisbury what's the atmosphere like in the city one year on. well a year ago you'd be hard pressed to find many people outside of england who knew much about the the town of. all the height of it spire but the attack against the script files and the international saga that ensued changed all that and put this town firmly on the map and made it rather famous much to the lament of many of its residents take a listen. to two children. who were to get a. crowd of made people see so the whole saga started on the fourth of march last year when the former russian spy and his daughter were found
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slumped unconscious on one of the park benches here in the center of the city's shopping area the bench itself has since been removed as part of the investigation in the decontamination but this cripples were taken to hospital and it soon became apparent that this was no ordinary medical incident the former spy and his daughter had been poisoned with a nerve agent known as novacek that used to be produced in this union and pretty soon afterwards to resume a pin the blame squarely on the u.s. and the e.u. took the u.k. side in the whole thing and diplomatic expulsions and war of words ensued and now a year on from the incident relations between london and moscow are pretty much at rock bottom london says that two russian spies are to blame for what took place while moscow is still pressing for on says about what's happened they say that they
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want to know more about the russian nationals involved. they want to know about their whereabouts and they want answers to what they see as discrepancies in the version of events that the british authorities have put forward take a listen. if people in the west in the u.k. and washington and brussels think russia will just let the slide they are mistaken . now the reason may has been in seoul's way today she has commended the of all the people that were involved in the decontamination efforts in the investigation into what happened and the resilience of the people of souls pretty who have managed to put this behind them and move forward now she says she hopes the town can get over what happened she says it wants she wants it to be known for the beautiful city that it is rather than the tragic events that have taken place over the past year now and is to say a check in
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a explains how the script scandal unfolded. the script call saga was the story of twenty teen it had all the workings of a detective bestseller curious enough to grip the media for months on end state sponsored attempted murder poisoned with a nerve agent russian state involvement and probably aided this. makes these ingredients well russian villainy a toxic nerve agent with a decidedly russian name that used to be developed in the soviet era and by a handful of other countries too but you can ignore that for the purposes of a good story and the spy story writes itself right accusations assumptions leaks a hungry search for any juicy details unraveling for viewers to marvel at on t.v. screens and newspaper front pages the world over here is former double agent sergei screwballs daughter yulia making an appearance shortly after being discharged from
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hospital i should just post after twenty days in a coma i woke up to the news the we may have been poisoned i still find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that both of us were attacked in such a way they accused made an appearance to investigators said their officers from russia's g.r.u. military foreign intel service whose travels around sold very had been meticulously traced by every news organization known to man but the men themselves claim to be wellness professionals who wanted to see a famous spy or. to proceed but across the world i mean is there. any of the sub or. somebody if this were but a whole year has gone by and where is the himself he was discharged from hospital not too long after his daughter and was understood to be alive and well where is he living now what is he up to and doesn't he have anything at all to say to weigh in
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on this massive story that he's at the central to some. wanting to know more in the cases tend to mount to information warfare for good journalism or even simple curiosity as many as one hundred thirty eight separate narratives were attributed to outlets like this channel in the aftermath of the poisoning in a new report dubbed weaponize the news sputnik and an array of competing and often contradictory narratives about the event and its off to mass from explanatory accounts of events on the fourth of march to speculation on the motivations governing the responses of western governments among them the ukase nondisclosure of information seen as suspicious having accused russia of trying to kill a man on its soil and asking it to prove itself innocent before any proper investigation had even began could have at least merited some cooperation with moscow russia offered to help over and over again but that fell on deaf ears the
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u.k. rushing to blame russia without establishing facts here's the british prime minister just a week after the poisoning while the investigation lasted months the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for the act against . the script and motive apart from it had to be russia motives behind the poisoning are yet to be adequately clarified who benefited from script surviving who would have benefited if he had died and why also if it was russia what was the point of it all anyway if you have those questions to best keep them to yourself doubting the official narrative as one of you so don't reporting from london and associate with r.t. . just to remind you the u.k. government maintains it was the kremlin that dispatched a hit squad made up of russian military intelligence agents when in claims the
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assassins arrived in salisbury shortly before the poisoning happened armed with the highly toxic nerve agent. over the weekend in the north of syria the army incurred heavy casualties losing eight hundred soldiers as it fought to repel a surprise attack. a syrian offshoot of al qaida the ambush and number of casualties were confirmed to r.t. arabic by the syrian army and with washington recently putting up a million dollar reward for information on a some of bin laden's son it looks like the war on terror has been given a fresh spur as modest he explains. war on terror. begins with. but it does not in there the war on terror is almost a tradition now a part of the american way of life no end in sight either so traumatic it was nine eleven that had set america off on a seemingly endless crusade there's an old poster out west as i recall that said
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wanted dead or alive and it does seem endless no matter how many battles they win how many islamist sex they destroy how many bin ladens they kill is always someone else we deliver devastating blows to the car the leaders that attacked us on nine eleven and deliver justice to osama bin laden we have won against isis we've beaten them and we've beaten him badly now it's the sama bin laden's son hamza bin laden and washington is afraid that he's becoming a new terror i caught. bin ladin is the son of the deceased a.q. leader some of the blood and is emerging as a leader in the a.q. franchise how has been has released audio and video messages on the internet calling on his followers to launch attacks against the united states and its
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western allies eased thirty also recently praised by the leader of al qaida blacklisted by the un married allegedly to the daughter of a nine eleven plane hijacker favored by his late father sama as his successor he's calling for attacks on the u.s. to avenge the killing of his father same crazy ideology what's unclear his whereabouts the u.s. seems to believe you could be anywhere in south central asia it all. leads to one conclusion apparently. is coming back showing signs of confidence global threats in occurred and the threat from radical islamic terrorism a continuing threat posed by al qaeda there are according to various estimates more than thirty thousand active fighters across a number of countries loyal to al qaida ironically the u.s.
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stands accused of arming them unintentionally in syria with weapons intended for moderate groups being seized by islamists in yemen c.n.n. reported with the saudis and their coalition partners handing american made weapons to oil qaeda linked fighters history it seems repeats itself in the nine hundred eighty s. during the soviet war in afghanistan the u.s. funded and armed the mujahideen including asama bin laden. they called them freedom fighters the mujahideen the islamists when they were fighting the u.s.s.r. but it didn't take long for those freedom fighters to morph into terrorists and the taliban into al qaida and they just won't go away no matter how many times they beat them it seems they just keep rising from the dead. back in the bottle if the
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us does not want to put it back in the bottle the us funnel funnel. thousands of tons of weapons into syria to arm forces that it knew very well were. allied with. and allied with the muslim brotherhood and so when it suits the u.s. purposes it will work with al-qaeda and other terrorists and when they become a problem there after september the eleventh or after they morphed into islamic state in syria and iraq then of course it will it will attack them. with more attention being paid to al qaeda recently s.d.f. opposition forces are besieging the last pocket of eisler resistance in syria the village of by groups u.s. backed fighters have been unleashing heavy shelling on eisel positions the kurdish wing of the s.d.f.
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says the fighting could be over within days before hostilities resumed over the weekend civilians including the wives and children of jihadi prologues safe passage out of the six village are to arabic has been talking to some of those who left. how many keep where is your who's been killed. let me let me just say that we set up a national lead. so low they say they fled to how did any. of it or did. call my does he get. it you are listening
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to him at the moment genocide is my better date. and. see what i will come to that you have. not as well no not that you have to go there because he doesn't but it was. on sunday the s.d.f. spokesperson tweeted that he expected the battle to be over quote soon though u.s. president donald trump has already proclaimed victory over the self-styled caliphate more than once. we have won against isis now we've won some time probably next week we will have one hundred percent of the caliphate as
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usual president trump is playing fast and loose with the truth and he's tends to exaggerate things the problem is it's little even if it is defeated as a force controlling actual territory it has its origins as a terrorist group training suicide bombers having small cell actions and we've seen that continue in iraq for example where there were some horrible bombings of civilians so the danger is that they go back to what they were originally doing and care of these kinds of terrorist attacks which are very difficult to stop. more news after this short break.
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what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure more some want to press. it to the right to be prosperous like the forecast for in the morning can't be good . i'm interested always in the waters of my colleagues. first sip. the be.
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welcome back to the program but as well a self-proclaimed interim president one quiet zero has pledged to return to the country he insists he leaves on monday he left venezuela late february in defiance of a travel ban imposed by the country's supreme court since then he's been touring latin america to race support u.s. national security adviser john bolton has warned against any attempts to prevent quite us return on twitter he said there would be quote significant response from washington should his safety be threatened. in a recent interview but urge the international community to round on but as well as elected leader i'd like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace the door to replace the whole corrupt regime look in this administration we're not afraid to use the phrase monroe
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doctrine this is a country in our hemisphere it's been the objective of american presidents going back to ronald reagan to have a completely democratic hemisphere the monterey doctrine just mentioned by bolton was formulated by president james monroe in the nineteenth century its purpose was to stop any european interference in the affairs of nations in the americas but many interpret the doctrine as a justification for america's own interventions in the region russia's chief diplomat has been blunt about his problem with it. with all kirk since the creation of the united nations in one thousand nine hundred five international law has been regulated under the auspices of this universal and legitimate organization the syrian practices backyards is insulting well according to the russian foreign minister the use of the doctrine is insulting to the regional powers to the countries in latin america and you said that this whole thing should also be concerning to other nations because right now the united states have an ambition
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change the venezuelan government to oust him adorable but they have already teased that they have a similar ambition for other countries in the region like cuba or nicaragua now the russian foreign minister also talks about john bolton's statements regarding russia's aid now john bolton in a recent tweet called my duro a liar for saying that russia basically supplied the venezuelan nation with humanitarian aid sergey lavrov pointed out that russia did supply seven and a half tons of medicine through international organizations to sort all of that is easily tracked and monitored well obey career cabrera associate press professor at george mason university so the monroe doctrine has no place in the modern world. the fundamental. foundations of democracy without and so to negotiation by the international community but they are talking about here is america for the
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americans going back to the mongo doctrine no interference from any other stand and that the blocks that they create this is very problematic because they can really. live because of the fact that we're going to see there are no other option and military intervention today we're talking about a multi-polar world and i don't really know what would i mean what would that mean eve if america can be only for americans when you're talking about a world that's more globalized when other countries also have interests in the americas economic interests very important economic interests. the chief financial officer of chinese tech giant weiwei is suing the canadian government that's after our gave the green light to extra driving was who to the u.s. to face fraud charges const in cooperation with the defendant canadian border services agency officers intentionally delayed the need to execution of the warrant
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contrary to the order of the court instead the defendant cbs a offices under the guise of routine border check unlawfully subjected the plaintiff to detention such an interrogation to extract evidence from her before she was arrested and provided with her rights under the charter. once it was arrested in vancouver as international airport four months ago at the request of the us if extradited she will face charges of misleading banks about the company's business in iran in violation of u.s. sanctions on tehran she's also accused of stealing trade secrets from american company t. mobile china has repeatedly urged canada to release its citizen saying that ottawa and washington are violating her rights. me what's wrong for the east here some u.s. government officials have been playing up the so-called security risks associated with the products of certain chinese companies and linking it with china's national
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intelligence level this kind of behavior is an interference in economic activities by political means it is against the w t o rules and it disrupts the international market order that is built on fair competition this is a typical case of double standards it is neither fair nor ethical. or not joined live by economist steve king welcome to the program now in your opinion is he likely to win this lawsuit against canada. well i mean so it's more a question for a lawyer which i do have is my background and on that front i find it absolutely outrageous that deserve so deserve the imprisonment ever occurred because this implies that you can be arrested in one country for breaking the laws of a second country when you're a resident of the third country and that makes the bleep mockery the entire idea of having national laws and national boundaries so i think it's i certainly hope that look the said lawsuit against the american government or the canadian government
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does win because we need a well read by law rather than by the tree actions of powerful entities which i think is the only way you can characterize america's request to canada in the first place now the extradition hasn't of course happened yet could this lawsuit influence that process i think it did slow it down in which only one thing they're trying to do is stop being extradited to the united states and this could be tied up in the law in a law courts three years i don't know that i hope the canadian legal system will be willing to say that the actual act of detaining her for breaking a law of another country while in canada is illegal that's what i'm hoping will happen china has said that washington is using this case to skew the market do you think there's any merit to that. there is a certain amount of merit i mean equally there's merit to america's claims about why stealing merican technology the entire basis of the need to china's industrialization program from its very outset and i was i was actually in the
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first free trade zone before and i've been back in ninety one eighty two which is i believe this ghost was to get american technology is fos as possible and that been very successful at that in the alpha course that gone from being a fully bodying the the american. arrival wrestling with the americans so what's what was ignored by americans back then is much more significant now but fundamentally yes the americans could also be saying this is a way of breaking new laws market control and getting that is in place if you are so even if she does not win this lawsuit what do you think she will achieve by putting this forward more attention on the case. i hope so because again i think it's an outrage that the america did this in the first place and the canadians were awake enough to succumb to american pressure and imprison somebody they did to have detained in the country for breaking the laws of another country that is just that
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there's no possibility of international relations that this gets to be the rule and of course the chinese responded by throwing two canadians in jail as well we don't want to see discretion it's the other and i hope the canadian courts stop this in its tracks by warning the case and your eyesight how likely is that to happen though for the canadian courts to actually stop this. well in the end this is one thing where you have to think the british legal system that canada or inherited it is much fria of political interference than even the legal system in america so it's quite possible for canadian judge decided that the very act of detention for breaking the law of the country in canada was itself a contravention of international law. steve keen economist and author thank you so much for joining us on the program today. that's your global news update for this hour but don't forget you can always had to our website r.t.
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hello and welcome to crossfire all things are considered time peter lavelle failure in her noise what are the lessons to be learned also stalemate in venezuela and a briggs it update and much much more on this edition of crossfire. cross talking some real news i'm joined by my guest here in moscow going deeson he is a professor at the higher school of economics as well as author of the decay of western civilization and the resurgence of russia and in london we crossed alexander material he is
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a writer on legal affairs as well as editor in chief of the duran dot com all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump any time you want and i always appreciate let me go to london first. let's reflect upon the failed summit in hanoi what is the most important lesson to be learned if anyone wants to learn any lessons go ahead well well full name the united states needs to revise its approach to negotiation because what the united states doesn't have to give the only from the situations is they they did we do negotiate tool they make demands of maximum this demands and they expect the others to take you late to what happened in hanoi words that don't chant came along you made the usual demands of the united states always makes with complete denuclearize ation and steps towards denuclearization and he.


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