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the week's top stories here on r t the u.k. is left in limbo as they were told briggs a day passes and theresa may fail for a third time to force her deeply unpopular divorce deal the problem. the hoax is dead bella trump claims complete vindication after it's revealed the highly anticipated more report no evidence of collusion with russia in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election. and washington's decision to recognize the occupied golan heights as israeli territory draws a damning response from the u.n. security council and protests across large swaths of syria.
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you're watching the weekly here on our two international where we recap the biggest stories from the past week thanks for joining us this hour. friday was supposed to go down in history as the day that britain finally divorced from the european union but all that's been turned on its head and teresa mayes breaks that withdrawal agreement has suffered a third defeat and associates are going to take a look at what might be in store now. finally that date is march twenty ninth one thousand nine hundred eighty and the story for britain marking its departure from the european union. or wait a second. a day like any other except with less clarity about what happens next the very day the twenty sixteen referendum shocked the world the u.k. has to leave. european union. article fifty
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was triggered on march twenty ninth two years ago the article fifty process is now underway and in accordance with the wishes of the british people the united kingdom is leaving the european union so many promises made and shattered since then it's within our grasp to leave with a deal on the twenty ninth of march on the twenty ninth of march the twenty ninth of march with a deal with a deal on the twenty ninth of march we will be leaving the e.u. on the twenty ninth of march two thousand nine hundred eleven pm a declaration made no once not twice but prime minister in this house is so don't know hundred times but we will be leaving the european union on the twenty ninth of march what do you think the days going to be remembered by now how we didn't leave here. today we were supposed to be leaving the european union but we're not. very much you know if. this is
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a day we should blame twenty ninth for the mess that we've made of bricks march twenty ninth well it's a perfectly good day would personally like to come up with a new day. has got the whole idea of the nine yeah improve over to the european union whether you agree with the enormous what or across a choice march twenty ninth was meant to be the grand departure of the u.k. from the e.u. with hopes of a brand new future ahead instead brags it is now a saga so lengthy and convoluted it's hard to keep track of all the plot twists with a deadline of the final chapter now postponed due to chaos how this all plays out is only yet to be figured out reporting from london and. with our team. meanwhile to mark the day that should have been one museum in southwest england decided to bring out a banksy classic for public display the controversial work by the celebrated british street artists all that monkeying around for a comment or not. what you think. here are some of the thousands who turned out for
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the so-called march to leave demonstration outside parliament on friday afternoon and had planned to come anyway to celebrate britain leaving the e.u. instead they were allowed to vent their anger over the country's faltering departure police arrested five people at the demonstrations i was . i. i can hear of today what a riot a war i mean this madness that's the route to us about this is not no do it is even going to do you cheer to a true brazil is what we voted for and we knew exactly what we were voting for in two thousand and sixty so i think our child has often spent elsewhere beyond the european union you know but we can engage in free trade arrangements with
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a having speak confined to a customs union or european commission want all thirty nine billion pounds they would do everything to keep us in this is not a deal worth it it's a very bad do. you know it's being stitched up by the e.u. it's a bad deal we should leave without a deal on w t o terms international relations expert alan scott says teresa mayes days as leader are numbered. well she's very vulnerable she's already said she's going to go. nearly everyone is expecting it to be dated she predicted in the near future and she said she would go motors to be judy if a deal with parts of it which was and she's still a rod but she's lost all real authority she can majority in the coleman and she can't control what happens in the house of commons she can't control her own cabinet members which just go away and vote it's a please so she really is a lame duck prime minister however. you know she's. she could remain there
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until december but that depends where the cabinet get together decide to tell her to go all together after yet another stinging defeat theories in may hopes to bring her deal to parliament for a fourth attempt that vote is expected next week. breaks it count down. two years of investigation and one key revelation donald trump did not collude with russia in the two thousand and sixteen election the four pages summary of special counsel robert miller's report says that no further indictments will be made that's led the president to claim total exoneration despite that the report does maintain that the kremlin carried out cyber activities aimed at influencing the election but according to the u.s. secretary of state that's not the full extent of moscow's meddling in american
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affairs my pump claimed on wednesday that russia has interfered in every u.s. presidential vote since two thousand and four. has more. for two years they dug and dug investigated and questioned as sad as it may be trump is not a russian agent who so they think but the fishery russia gave collusion was a hook for the style if you only knew just how much could lose and that was in the past do you believe russia interfered with the twenty six thousand u.s. general election yes they did in the two thousand and twelve and the two thousand and eight thank you and the tea literally or that is a bold claim especially given the evidence he mentioned he didn't mention any evidence begs the question of course why washington waited for more than a decade to say sue but there could be
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a simple explanation the presidents before trump were get this compromised agents russian agents and contrary to mr pompei oh i have evidence it's so obvious if you think about it let's go back russia meddled and one year election for barack obama how else could you explain the bombers little microphone slip where he was caught red handed reporting to putin. before that it was george bush who russia put into the white house twice in two thousand and two thousand and four look at them together putin and bush all that touching and feeling hugs and shakes romantic almost and don't get me
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started about the size and look the man in the eye. was able to. get a sense of his soul and you want to tell me that bush wasn't a russian stooge come on get real as red as a cherry and that's just the last few presidents this meddling goes back decades reagan who presided over the collapse of the u.s.s.r. was also compromised this is all just part of the plan i mean what kind of sick man a traitor makes a whole beat of collecting and translating russian jew and then posting about it the story was an american in russian arguing about the two countries in the americas said look in my country i can walk into the oval office i can down the president's desk and say mr president i don't like the way you're running our country and the russian said i can do this i can go into the crimean to the general
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secretary's office around is disconcerting mr general secretary i don't like the way president reagan is running used. russian meddling is obvious it is going on for more than one hundred years abraham lincoln surprise was a russian agent why do you think russia sent two fleets of warships to new york and san francisco in a show of support for him and the unionists during the american civil war the coming of the russian fleets was decisive in helping lincoln get through the last and most serious threat of anglo-french intervention you don't hear much about that and for good reason you need to leave evidence lying about say that comrade lincoln rest in peace lennon's blessings be upon him there you have it concrete proof of president after president being russian agents you got it right mr pompei oh about
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the whole russia meddling. dollar terms broke with fifty years of us foreign policy on monday by formally recognizing the occupied golan heights a sovereign israeli territory controversal announcement was made during a meeting with israel's prime minister a lot of the decision. a presidential proclamation recognizing israel's sovereign right over the golan heights. as president ladies and gentlemen this is truly a story. your population comes at a time with a goal and is more important than ever for our security when you ron is trying to establish bases in syria to strike at israel the strategic territory which belongs to syria and also borders jordan and lebanon was seized by israel in one nine hundred sixty seven and then formally annexed and one nine hundred eighty one the
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move was never accepted by the international community. the signing triggered a wave of protests across syria on tuesday including and a lot and damascus the country's two largest cities. it also drew the ire of u.n. security council members even washington's closest allies have emphatically rejected the move saying it sets a dangerous precedent. this decision as of credit critical strategic and security importance to the state of israel the decision by the united states to recognize
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israeli seventy over the golan heights is in contravention of security council resolution four nine seven thank you we are concerned that this unique lateral decision not only complicates the prospect of finding a comprehensive settlement in the middle east could lead to instability in the region trumpeted in this tradition apparently wants to show some generosity towards israel we would suggest the americans not to lay their hands on what is not theirs . either it will always be either heard of sovereign territory this plague many others it has taken before showed their willingness of the united states to honor reality on the ground we asked israeli scholar mordechai catarrh and investigative journalist mike ready for their views on the. there's a couple of times you say one that just said really tiny just precedent to anyone
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any country can take another land by force but it's also i can trump look very or solution is to use only zones here really this is israel in one or two other countries in the us of course all the large movement countries have rejected this this move as has the use for instance as most of the people of golan the thousands of people from the druze of the syrian troops have had no say on this matter through time so they are now and still living on occupied territory which is now been recognized by the most imperialist power on the planet we are all within in control of the golan heights for fifty to use. it's actually a heaven on earth unlike the rest of syria which became where is there is some kind of a good thing for there is the easily copy done so what was our the jewish people. all it did for more than flee thousand years so what do we need this mission of the
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world coming up in just a minute we'll have some live analysis of the ukrainian presidential election. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race is often spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. you know world of big partisan lot and conspiracies it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past
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each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. welcome back ukrainians are heading to the polls this sunday to choose their next president turn out their past forty five percent by three o'clock in the afternoon with early exit poll suggesting that communion a lot of the lewinsky is edging ahead of the current president or not joined live by the host of artes political talk show worlds apart on the board welcome thank you so much for joining us so how have the elections been unfolding so far have
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there been any reports of irregularities well there always reports a fair regularity even the most perfect election of. the ukrainian politics is that capable as they said this moment we're hearing that they have been around sixteen hundred reports of various violations some of them pretty interesting for example the use of disappearing ink but i think the most egregious irregularity by far is the sheer number of people who will not be able to participate in those elections despite having that right i'm talking about there around six million the ukrainians the millions reciting here in russia living and working here in russia i'm sure you know that the ukraine decided against opening a single polling station in this country there are also around one point five million internally displaced people not all of them will be able to vote and of course around two million reside to take part of those elections so i think even
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before we go into discussing any particular violations we have to keep in mind that not every ukrainian who has the right to vote will be able to exercise it so the numbers that we have of already a high turnout doesn't actually mean all that much at the same time a lot of people. of particular political orientation have been excluded and by that i mean people who are more in favor of developing pragmatic relationship with russia because people. work in russia ukrainians who work in russia by definition of would have a more friendly disposed towards this country the same goes for people who reside in for example so a lot of them will not be able to take part of course because a lot of people who are here in russia it's difficult to get back home if they wanted to vote it was a very expensive i mean people go to work in this country not because they do that not because football is of political reasons but simply because they cannot find
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jobs at home we have thirty nine candidates very colorful to say the least who was also a very long one that i heard the the ballot paper is eighty centimeters long can you believe like it's like i don't know falling off the table probably so who are the key contenders well we are talking about three maybe four main candidates three of them with within expressively pro western orientation they want to take ukraine into nato into the european union one of them is well i wouldn't call him pro russian it would be unfair but he's more in favor of developing a pragmatic relationship economic relationship with this country and everybody else is sort of in between ok and we're hearing a lot about the attention that russia's going to be paying to this election of course which makes sense but how will it be viewed in western capitals while it's yet to be seen i think one interesting feature of these elections is that for the
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first time in many decades neither russia nor the west have expressed lee. the kind of candidate that the un ambiguously back there are several people living in the polls several candidates who haven't expressed the position but the west did not throw its support behind any of them and in fact on the eve of these elections there have been lots and lots of concerns about the transparency of the procedure about the possible. intimidation possible both reading etc so much so that the g seven ambassadors in ukraine felt the need to write a letter to the ukrainian authorities. the main concern is about the transparency of the elections and the future of young ukrainian democracy depends on how well they execute it earlier you were saying that there's three these four key contenders and we were mentioning earlier that selenski already has
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a little bit in the polls were showing but do you think that anybody's going to get the fifty percent that's needed today while it's highly unlikely i mean we are yet to see but we know it allowed by law to side in the exit polls but some of them have already been leaked to the media and it's clear that. none of the candidates has approached the fifty percent. threshold that is required or. winning over these elections in the first round so how do you think that's going to look at your polling if we get to a runoff election the. ukrainian politics is all very very fascinating i mean these guys are that when it comes to political into taining so it's it's still very early to tell i think the incumbent president will fight tooth and nail for staying in power but so will there to contend there is kind of a there are already some speculations about them. allegedly joining forces
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in. possibly forming a coalition not only for they run out of the presidential elections but also for the parliamentary elections that are coming next year so i think. one thing you can say about the ukrainian politics is that it's all very predictable sometimes at the expense of the of the voters and the actual governance of the country but it's always a fascination to observe from the sideline and then the greens alinsky he is sort of calling. a newcomer would be putting it lightly i think and it's often been said that he's been criticised for the vagueness of his manifesto of what his key platform points are what do you think most of the political observers point out while the you you couldn't pull it is politics has been. fascinating it's also been exceptionally bad in terms of delivering good governance to you the people of ukraine and there is a very very high last. week with not just establishments politics but with politics
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per se because many people in the ukraine feel that it simply stopped delivering anything concrete in their lives in fact gallup poll was published earlier this. month showed that only twelve percent of the ukrainian electorate have any sort of confidence in the electoral system that's one of the lowest levels of the electorate anywhere in the world so you can see that people hired. well you can call a traditional politics but it's simply ukrainian politics it's always very vibrant it's very thin in terms of delivering the actual goods well and with do you think that that will pick somebody that's going to talk for what they want well for it so far we're hearing that the turnout is higher than it was at the previous elections for example in two thousand. fourteen but. there are also
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questions. being asked to the fair in there so because for example is believed to be favored by people in the east of the country the russian speaking. minority and that's partially because he himself contains and russian many people in those areas of ukraine have been if not. discouraged. they were barriers. for them to actual size their voting rights people who favor the incumbent president tend to reside in the west of the country they also have more hawkish views on war and the conflict in. so many political observers say that it's essentially the battle between people not only people in the east and people in the west but also the younger generation that tends to favor the older generation that tends to favor both the incumbent
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president the former prime minister yulia timoshenko the ongoing battle and how much do you think that's influencing people's voting today well it also depends on where you are in the country people in the west who are more or less. insulated from that conflict there are more hawkish they are more in favor of you know fighting that war to live very they are far less concerned about for example the rising utility prices which is a major concern for people in the host of worlds apart thank you so much for joining us this hour and i'm sure that you'll be back next hour to give us a little bit more insight thank you. for twentieth consecutive we can yell of us protesters in france have rallied against the government recent measures. in specific areas of the french officials around thirty thousand protesters turned out nationwide organizers with the figure more than one hundred thousand. as with police and tear gas was used to disperse some rallies
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dozens of arrests were made in paris and violence also broke out in the southern city of a new. law . we asked protesters why despite dialogue and some concessions they're still furious with their government. we have to express our discontent especially about the purchasing power of retired people which is unacceptable was there was. this mysterious they haven't got any help with our salaries this patrol crisis or on democracy or climate change policy. that that they did at their best and we want a decrease in the value added tax on necessities like food so people could have
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higher purchasing power so both distributions and equal justice. we are here every saturday we will be here until the end. that's a news wrap up for this hour that's for tuning in. breaks it down. more doogan is an outstanding person because he took on the most powerful agency in this county or you'll be to stay if you look at it from the analogy. marc was the david when he was five. do going to be in the sheriff's most contentious could take the he is the
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