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somebody is not going to be here is we need and. frustrate and anger both in the u.k. and europe as british prime minister theresa may trying for a 4th time to get her bags a deal over the line sweetening at this time with a promise to m.p.'s to hold a vote on the 2nd referendum if they are back at. as you're prepared to go to the polls in 24 hours tech giants to say there is no sign of any russian interference despite much media and political hype to the contrary. and the us state department says the syrian government is planning a chemical attack by a rapid response of so that as president trump claims he's under pressure from the military industrial complex to keep up american adventurism abroad.
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you're watching r t international bring you your live news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program 1st we go to indonesia where 6 people have been killed and 200 have been injured during a protest in the capital after the result of the presidential election was announced what you're seeing here are live pictures from the capital you can see crowds of protesters and firing back and forth on tuesday evening the central election committee confirmed the victory of current president. however several 1000 supporters of his opponent retired military general. took to the streets to claims there was widespread cheating in the election and he is going to challenge the results police have used tear gas on some demonstrators who refused to leave the area and started trying to inject aisles at the police will be keeping you updated to any further developments in the indonesian capital. all.
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the way. to the u.k. now where for 3 times the british prime minister had her brakes a deal thrown straight back in her face but now she's back out when westminster for a 4th go on wednesday theresa may once again faced her fellow m.p.'s once again trying to persuade them to back her deal this time she's even dangling the chance of a vote on a 2nd referendum if they back her. joining us live from london is kate partridge kate many seem to think time is running out for trees the maze premiership what has come out of today's events and what can we expect to see next. hi there jackie yes it was an equally anticipated prime minister's question time this this afternoon as everybody was waiting for that statement that the prime minister would make all that effectively as you said the 4th installment of her break sit deal now what
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she's done recently she'd have talks with the labor party 6 weeks of talks with the labor party and those had broken down but the pm said that she had learned something there had been areas of compromise that she had learned from those talks to the labor party and then this 4th installment she effectively says there will be some concessions and they just took the form of 10 points which would be reading about earlier another key points in there about workers' rights about environmental protection and the future relationship with the e.u. but the key point as you mentioned there was the potential for a 2nd referendum for m.p.'s to vote if this bill goes through to the people if they were to pass it now along with that they also she called on parliament to break the impasse about the customs union there are huge differences of opinion on how we work with the in terms of trade and development but she called on parliament the m.p.'s to try and help solve that as well as the other impasse we have the special status over northern ireland and at the end of getting our. all these particular
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points in the benefits that the pm thought would bring to the country he called on and peace to back this bill so it would end the divisions caused by the referendum just as in relation to all our division and disagreement we believe in democracy that we want to make good on the promise we made to the british people when we asked them to decide on the future of our e.u. membership and we can bring an end to the months years of increasingly bitter argument and division that have both polarized and paralyzed our politics we can move on move forward and get on with the jobs we were sent here to do what we got into politics to do just what we can achieve if we support this new deal reject it and all we have before us is division and deadlock. but her appeals didn't appeal to the opposition leader jeremy corbyn he had said that over all her time those 3 years since the rx referendum all of it served to do was divide the country and he called for a snap election. throughout the last few years
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she's made no attempt to unite the country. she's been focused only on keeping her divided party together and it has done to her. and her charge that time is now run out she no longer has the authority to offer a compromise and cannot deliver that's why it's time for a general election to break the breaks it down and give the country i saying. well the details of this bill will be published on friday and eagerly pored over by no doubt all members of parliament plus people across the country and there is a whole position to this particular deal coming from the labor party coming from the d p coming from the liberal democrats would also from within her own party as well and the house being called indeed for the prime minister to stand down acedia choice looking at ways of changing the rules that they could challenge her
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leadership in less than 12 months which is what the rules say currently so big pressure on the prime minister could she be gone sooner than she thought. live from london kate partridge thank you very much for bringing us that report. some e.u. officials aren't particularly pleased with the mays latest efforts either stressing about the blog is in no mood to reopen bricks and go she and the internet has been having a field day. recently 1st of her name queen of making it up as you go along the current kept in chains and mother of chaos may's new deal got a boat breaks to stop it waits in full for i know. bracks. former director of research at britain's institute of economic affairs jamie white says trace the mayor has no chance of getting her deal over the line. there's 3
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outcomes that are possible no deal breaks at all unlikely the 2nd referendum i think it's increasingly likely or just continuing on until a full blown political crisis emerges which results in a general election on the assumption that theresa may doesn't get this through they'll be a new leader of the conservative party soon enough that person was sent to be starting from scratch not completely because they'll know that there's resistance in parliament almost every possibility so that information is out but still with made no material progress in 2 years and will have a new leader who can be starting from scratch while britain hasn't left the e.u. yet it will take part in e.u. elections on thursday senior brussels figures aren't especially pleased about the prospect of seeing hardcore brigadiers galloping into the european parliament with france's economy minister for one thing the quicker the u.k. believes the better some think britain's vote shouldn't even be happening. i be
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a supporter of the 2nd referendum for about 2 and a half years it's just gone on too long but i never once heard up with. this i think this is a terror trial coming i deserve to get hit bricks if you take today at a hearing about it you can be voting in the european elections. well i'm happy to leave you're a bit well. we absolutely photo is really of course. i think it's completely useless and a waste of time for the english and a waste of money for the european union it's going to cost us a lot and it is only going to don't know the english have never really been in the europe they always had their conditions in the surrealist in observing. and so i think it's important that they can vote they are still a part of europe at the moment. i thought. the british want the french and all
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europeans even democratic countries and as long as democracy exists it is necessary that everyone can express their ideas in an ideal it is some you'll ask it seems intuitive to me. but it is difficult to motivate of people 2 worlds to take the election that they should know this but separating it. all back that may be casting a shadow over the elections something that isn't is russian meddling artist peter our reports on how the kremlin is influenced it but despite being much talked about is nowhere to be found. earlier this week fans were gripped by the series finale of game of thrones but there's also plenty of fun of a nother fantasy tale the story of meddling in a you elections winter isn't the only thing that's coming so is the risk of interference in our elections and guess who the suspect is we investigate the claims of russia's attempts to influence and undermine the democratic system in
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europe fears that russia is infiltrating the very heart of european democracy and we're starting to see the early signs of essential in kind of a repeat of what we saw in the us elections in regard to russian hacking and russian tampering but just as some fans of the wranglings of west roswell left disappointed by the way their show ended a dragnet operated by social media companies looking for misinformation and propaganda has turned up well nothing nothing from google so far we haven't seen any interference on the platforms. what about facebook there have been no published accounts of attacks specifically related to the e.u. election to date. that's full of angry people already they must have turned up something we're always seeing a baseline level of it but nothing that has coalesced around a specific topic theme or group or even country but there was one the area where it
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was said that there was evidence of russian interference the fact that we hear it r t the russian news service sputnik had been talking about the e.u. elections they have been picking up the theme consistently over the past few months they do seem to be pushing slightly anti establishment messages. we've seen european politicians focus their attention on alleged russian meddling but what about real issues russia has been a very common scapegoat these past years i was in western democracies the narrative these past years must be careful there are russian does russian influence the russians are behind this russian is trying to just your the markets and now we don't have a nickel for more of them join us are asked what have you got they don't have any and the whole narrative just collapsed politicians today were for senior party russia in moscow behind the rise in the populist movements don't have an argument anymore or they're using this argument every day and they're in a very bad situation once you prove that there is no more problem coming from
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russia then you have to face the fact that the problem is coming from yourself and the team that you have chosen to run the country so while moscow is staying out of it the same cannot be said for large corporations take german airline lufthansa for instance which put a clear message on one of its jets reading a say yes to europe music streaming service spotify meanwhile called on europe to quote get vocal putting together a special playlist ahead of the vote featuring artists from each block member the c.e.o. of rock this investment managers told us large corporate corporations have a vested interest. the attitude of the big corporations banks has always been with saying of course they have 3 but in this in this european environment it's not a surprise to me that they are actively and strongly supporting the pro european views they have a very large network network and they use they use it a lever originates in order to bring up their policies their policies they like the most many of the issues as been underestimated or even ignored tested by europe and
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by these large corporations there are real issues that europe and these large corporations didn't we didn't god didn't respond to you know they come up with some bug a europe is not is not perfect but you know there is something to fix one of the reason look to fix there is a lot to fix because they have moved too much forwards into a project without taking into consideration legitimate issues raised by the population. the u.s. state department says it has intelligence suggesting the syrian government is planning chemical attacks and it's a quick response it comes as donald trump claims he's being pressured by the u.s. arms industry to keep thousands of american soldiers in syria and reports. so who sets u.s. foreign policy well when it comes to the projection of military force of the constitution and common sense says that's the president your sound george w.
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bush put it but i'm the decider and i decide what is best but recent statements from donald trump throw that into question here is what he said if you do have a military industrial complex they do like war you know in syria with the caliphate so i wipe out 100 percent of the caliphate i shall want to bring our troops back home to place one crazy they want to keep but then you have people here in why she won't if they never want to leave some day people will explain what this is an 8 year old to have you do have a group and they call it the military industrial complex. so according to trump he wanted to bring troops back from syria but he was compelled to leave several 100 of them there why well according to him the usa has quite a powerful military industrial complex and if our president is fighting against it it seems that he's hiding this light rather well recently donald trump appointed patrick shanahan as his new secretary of defense shanahan spent 30 years at boeing
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which is one of the largest defense contractors in the united states and one of the world's biggest arms manufacturers and like many other companies contracted by the pentagon boeing is having a great year. folks in this industry have actually pointed to what they call the trump effect have you seen that in terms of our allies and our spending not only have i seen we think it's the best time we've ever seen in a long time for the defense industry but it's not just the truck presidency that has been a boon to the military industrial complex many different political leaders in the united states have campaigned on a platform of peace and then expanded wars once they've taken office. nations making progress toward freedom will find america is their friend. we're promotor values will promote peace.
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we've lost our sense of american lives spent nearly a trillion dollars alienated allies to go to the merge it was all in the cause of fighting a war for well over 5 years in a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the $911.00 attacks. i will never send our finest into battle unless necessary and i mean absolutely. and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital. it's as if we've learned nothing from history the 34th us president dwight eisenhower warned the public about unwarranted influences when he left office over 60 years
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ago in the council look government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or runs on by the military industrial complex . the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist . we must never let the weight of this combination in danger are limiting our democratic process. we should take nothing for granted. in american people don't want war. presidents always run as the peace candidate and then he never did leave the star wars even richard nixon during the vietnam war was only elected because he was seeing he had a secret plan for ending the vietnam war as it turned out his secret plan was to escalate the war and more troops and enlarged it works all down you know these large monopolistic companies wanting to get a huge bunch of money they like threats of war they like active war
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they are you know they're the war mongers and they have an enormous amount of influence and it commensurate with the amount of money that they put into campaigns . still to come major u.s. where companies play with donald trump to bring a halt to his trade war with china claiming consumers will be hit the hardest for not after a short break. are we answering to or a weekend of flag money no money with flags on it or part of a token tait or royal person good day. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics school business i'm showbusiness i'll see that.
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what politicians do something to them. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. more simple. it's . actually going to be this is what the fuck are you able to keep the. interest of all those at the why. there should. be. some. welcome back in the u.s. dozens of major footwork companies have penned an open letter to donald trump urging him to help plan tariffs on china that's amid the ongoing trade war with
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beijing the companies say consumers will suffer under the tariffs. adding a 25 percent tax increase on top of these tariffs would mean some working american families could pay a nearly 100 percent duty on their shoes this is unfathomable your proposal to add tariffs on all imports from china is asking the american consumers to foot the bill it is time to bring this trade war to an end earlier donald trump high duties from 10 to 25 percent on $200000000000.00 worth of chinese goods despite the moves the president believes he will reach a new trade deal with beijing china in retaliation plans to raise import tariffs to 25 percent from next month till a deal is reached the trade spat between the world 2 largest economies as been somewhat of a spirit raising challenge in china however with this song going viral. you
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know all british mobile operators and vodafone have dropped while ways devices from their launch of their 5 g. networks the companies are trying to distance themselves from the chinese tech giant after washington banned wall way telecoms equipment in the u.s. steve keen crown for the professor of economics on pitcher and believe the only way to counter washington is to create an alternative to the u.s. dollar. america has the oil is the only issue of american dollars the american federal reserve and the private banks and create money if the federal reserve decides to borrow a trillion dollars worth of bonds it can do that and in fact it's been doing it every year for the last 10 years in what they call quantitative easing so china could say his is a $1000000000.00 as long as an american say here's a $1000000000.00 in your bank account what else have you got and it would be irrelevant because if the american dollar tried you have
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a huge demand for the dollar then you would have it was just boring it's american goods it's something in between 3100 percent whole lot of process than it should be so of course it's always going to run a tried deficit so the only real way out is to is to design an alternative monetary system that doesn't use the american dollar for international trade i know china russia and europe are talking about that so he is well with a different system i sincerely hope one of those develops so why the capacity that america has to weaponize international tried. the fate of people forced out of their homes by britain nearly 60 years ago may be decided on wednesday the united nations is expected to vote overwhelmingly in favor of the u.k. ceding control of the tigris islands in the indian ocean back to marine islanders say their descendants and they hope that this will pave the way for the return.
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the expulsion of locals from the islands has been described as one of the worst examples of britain's days as a colonial power a community of displaced islanders in london has been campaigning for decades for the right to be resettled on the island so great a gene from the refugees group says the u.k. isn't the only side preventing the islanders returned however. my question has been always why they don't want. to read the. british open ricky thought how much. this oh and then. morse the us saw me as a 2nd generation. it's told them to realise what they've done ease of rolling the child goes to trial goes nuts will the u s y d they need to return the country to the child lotion. charges islands have been at the
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center of a decades long dispute between britain and which in the 1960 s. ceded the territories in exchange for independence plus $3000000.00 pounds that moved a lot of the united states in 1971 to build a military base on diego garcia the largest of the atolls britain addicted about one and a half 1000 islanders to make room for the us air base to go garcia was an important launchpad for us missions in iraq and afghanistan now the u.s. lease runs until 2036 so washington is expected to side with britain in today's vote. earlier the international court of justice role that britain illegally split the island and should return them back tomorrow britain rejected the ruling and russia's took the issue to the general assembly in 2700 only 15 delegates oppose their decolonization bed some in the u.k. also aren't happy about the britons claim on the island i wish to express my concern that the government appears ready to disregard international law and ignore
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a ruling of the international court of justice and the right of chad gossoons to return to their homes this is not a matter of decorum nice for the general assembly it's a bilateral sovereignty dispute between the united kingdom and maurice it is a complete case and double standards and in fact many african nations will have voted. in favor of england giving it up right now the big occupier of this island is not the u.k. there are some you case that staffers from the military because it's all military but it's the united states themselves a lot of them drawn there have a tact afghanistan over the past few years came from this base it's also the the there's also a prison there a kind of more isolated version of one time and i think at best what we can expect might be some kind of financial compensation for the shah guardians living in
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marriages it's sad to say but to keep quiet unless we see political change elsewhere and unless the united states decides that it wants to change its foreign policy for good. that's a global news update for this hour but don't forget you can always head to our web site r.t. dot com for the details on all the stories and many more. this is a story about what happens austria stray bullets kills a young girl in the streets. what happens to her family and daughters in florida the mother daughter is buried in a cemetery it really messes with your head what happens to the community the public
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was screaming for a scapegoat the police needed a scapegoat so why not choose a 19 year old black kid with a criminal record who better to pin this on than him and what happens in court be. shocked shocked as far. as i feel that we don't know still just from. the end of this trial unfortunately you 2 will still love no chill just. one else seemed wrong. why don't we all just don't call. me. yet to shape out just they become advocates and in gains from it equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. facebook and google started with a great idea and great ideals unfortunately it was also a very dark so. they are constructing a profile of you and that profile is real it's detailed and it never goes away turns out that google is manipulating your opinions from the very 1st character that you type into the search bar it will always favor one dog food over another one comparative shopping service over another and one candidate over another they can suppress certain types of results deiced on what they think you should be seeing if they have this kind of power then democracy is an illusion the free and fair election doesn't exist for the more we give them the sooner we are all.
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hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle are china in the us in training an endgame the battle lines have been drawn and demands made in this trade war it appears both sides are preparing for the long haul what does it mean to win a trade war what does it mean to lose and how far could this escalate.
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crosstalk in the trade war i'm joined by my guest fred tang in new york. he is president of the american china public affairs institute and we cross to james bradley he is a new york times number one best selling author of among others flags of our fathers and the china mirage rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it let me go to fred 1st in new york well it's been months and months now we've been talking about a trade war i don't know if that's the appropriate term i'm more concerned with something much more broader than that is a cold war. that pits the united states against china and when i mean cold war i mean all encompassing trade geopolitical and actually the balkanization into a bipolar world that would be a cold war very different than the one we had to the 2nd.


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