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now. completely here. i think. 6 people have been confirmed dead hundreds more injured in post-election protests which of erupted in the indonesian capital of jakarta. frustration and anger both in the u.k. and europe as prime minister treason may tries for a 4th time to get briggs a deal over the line sweetening it this time with a promise to end peace to hold a vote on a 2nd referendum if they back it. so as you're prepared to go to the polls in 24 hours the tech giant say there is no sign of any russian interference which media political hype to the contrary.
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thanks so much for joining us this evening this is all. 6 people have been killed 200 injured during a protest in the capital of into an easy after the results of the presidential election was announced. thank. you. it was i. was exposed to good.
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protesters and i think the families. they've been growing and making kind of talent in mother child. and the stories they've been trying to disperse the crowd firing tear gas and this is the 2nd day that. these protests and thing going i have and they are protesting at the feet near the election supervisor age and you don't think you have 30 still trying to control the situation. and. resident in south dakota and they should be men and that. they will not tolerate anyone who interferes with security and democracy a process crime tree. and beyond also arrest about $100.00 people whatever it is it. broke out. in the protests started on tuesday surely the central election committee but confirmed the victory
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of current presidential djoko would build up however several 1000 supporters of his opponent military general. talk to the streets of needed claims that there was widespread cheating he's going to challenge the results counterterrorism specialist on very raj believes that radical islamists all penetrating political groups in indonesia to propagate their political ideas. to reach and now we may have. getting a visit here is. there political is. already in. indonesia so we feel extreme is. even. a little different. from. reading. groups granted 3 being political is now. in the living. with the.
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problem and probably. the origin or would be a political needs in the country. 3 times now the british prime minister briggs a deal thrown straight back in her face now she's back at westminster for a 4th go on wednesday tories are my once again face to follow and pays once again trying to persuade them to back the deal this time she's even dangling the chance to vote on a 2nd referendum if they backa partridge the latest from london. 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 4th installment of her break sit deal now what she's done recently she'd had 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 in this 4th installment she
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effectively said there would be some concessions and they just took the form of 10 points which we reading about earlier now there are key points in there about workers' rights about environmental protection and the future relationship with the e.u. but the key point is 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 . in past 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 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 could
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move on move forward and get on with the jobs we were sent here to do but we got into politics to do just what we can achieve if we support this new deal reject it and all we have to force is division and deadlock here appeals didn't appeal to the opposition leader jeremy corbyn he said that over all her time those 3 years since the rx referendum all of it served to do was divide the country and. the time is now run out she no longer has the authority to offer a compromise and cannot deliver that's why it's trying for a general election to break the break to get what you can drink so 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 opposition to this particular day all coming from the labor party coming from the d p coming from the liberal democrats but also from within her own party as well and there have
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been calls indeed for the prime minister to stand down acedia choice looking at ways of changing the rules that they could challenge her 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. some e.u. officials aren't particularly pleased with the reason his latest efforts stressing that the block is in no mood to reopen briggs it negotiations on the internet well it's been having a field day. theresa may 1st of 1 may queen of making it up as you go along the current kept in chains and mother of chaos may's new deal bodes for breaks to stop waitin for for no reason lucian of bracks. former director of research at britain's institute of economic affairs jamie whyte says to reserve my house no chance of
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getting her deal over the line. 3 outcomes that are possible. unlikely in a 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 now but still with made no material progress in 2 years and will have a new leader who can be starting from scratch while britain has unless he says it will take part in european elections on thursday senior brussels figures aren't especially pleased about the prospect of seeing hard core briggs it is galloping into the european parliament and france's economy minister for one saying the quicker the u.k. leaves the better some think britain see you vote shouldn't even be happening. i
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been a supporter of the 2nd referendum for about 2 and a half years it's just gone on too long and i never once heard up with. this i think this is a turd trying. to get your breakfast and stick to their hearing about it you'll be voting in the european elections why is that well i mean to leave european well. we absolutely photo thing is really important. 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 europe they always had their conditions in the surrealist in observing that.
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i think it's important that they can vote they are still a part of europe at the moment. i think the british want the french and all 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 a duty to me. but it is difficult to motorists people 2 worlds to take the election that they should know this but separating. while briggs it may be casting a shadow over the elections something that isn't is russian meddling artist peter oliver reports on how the kremlin's influence spot 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 new 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
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claims of russia's attempts to influence and undermine the democratic system in 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 today twitter 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 area where it was
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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 democracy and now we don't have any proof or more of the interest or ask what have you got we don't have any and the whole narrative just collapsed politicians today were for your party russia and moscow behind the rise in the populist movement don't have an argument anymore
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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 russia then you have to face the fact that the problem is coming from yourself and the teams that you have chosen to run the country. so moscow seems to be staying out of it with the same can't be said for the large corporations. take german airline lift answer for example which put a clear message on one of its jets that read say yes to europe music streaming service spotify called on europe to get vocal putting together a special playlist ahead of the vote which featured an artist from each member of the blog the c.e.o. of a rock class investment managers told us large corporations have a vested interest. the attitude of the big corporations banks has always been the same of course there are 3 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 they leverage in it in order
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to bring up their policies the policies they like the most many of these issues as been underestimated or even ignored by europe and by these large corporations there are real issues that europe and this large corporation didn't we didn't god didn't respond to you know they come up with some gay europe is not is not perfect but you know there is something to fix while there is a lot to fix there is a lot to fix because they have moved too much forward into a project without taking into consideration illegitimately issues raised by the population. head of the european elections there been frequent stories in the media about the fear of russian interference but the french president money micron has been claiming it's washington that's been trying to influence the outcome i see for the 1st time a collusion between the nationalists and foreign interests whose objective is the dismantling of europe lobbyists like mr bannon who's close to american power sea so
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the russians and others have never gone to such great lengths to sponsor and help extremist parties. is looking for answers many of his country's citizens seem to be seeking solutions recent polls show a sharp fall in support for the president's party has more. in 2017 france was gripped by the presidential election in the one corner it was not deemed the pen in the other a manual mark or now despite the protections of a close fight my corner ended up delivering the knockout punch to. the european elections feel like a place of a rematch with their respective parties clashing on the future of the e.u. and the polls are suggesting that le pen's national rally could actually win this spot many french people see this as being a referendum on a president who's in leadership or seen the rise and social unrest of the yellow best movement for months now the polls have painted the grim picture of
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a man caught with his disapproval to round 2 thirds so we've come to his home town of imam to see if things look any better for him here zorra doesn't define my political ideas so i think if we are speaking about the european elections we should probably lean towards the national rally as some sort of way of sanctioning him because i think he's forgotten the people of france he doesn't do a lot for us at the beginning i thought he'd be a good president but now i don't think so it's not to not do what we did was stupid yes it's possible the french are sanction in the crimes of politics especially those who. don't but i don't think it's a solution as books and we will see what. i'm going to say for the national rally because i think it's i meet them they can find the solution what we tried to run to the left the center is the right center and left at the same time and it doesn't change anything corn has laid out his ground a vision for european wants closer integration better cooperation and an e.u.
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army but if his party flops at this e.u. election and he's been a euro skeptics one question will launch if mark who can't convince his own citizens let alone other e.u. leaders about his vision of europe her. credible is it in the 1st place charlotte you penske r t. you noted nations general assembly has voted overwhelmingly in favor of the u.k. ceding control of the charcoal silence in the indian ocean back to mirages child does in the descendants hope that this will pave the way for their return 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 isabel sharma from the jug are solid as movement orders even with the favorable un vote political powers shouldn't forget
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talking to the displaced locals we have done so much we have suffered so much and they were still suffering our identity our values are both our belonging our belongings our culture all this were robbed from us it is about time to rewrite all the wrongs doing consider us as human beings just do the right things. and start dialoguing with the. so that we can move forward we will stand up for ourself and keep fighting for our voice to be heard and. to be respected to be treated with dignity so that we can go back home. the silence of been at the center of
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a decades long dispute between britain and which in the $160.00 s. ceded the territories in exchange for independence plus $3000000.00 pounds that move the us in 97 he wants to build a military base on diego garcia the largest of the atolls britain if it did about one and a half 1000 islands to make room for the u.s. airbase diego garcia was an important launch planned for u.s. missions in iraq and afghanistan the u.s. lease runs until 2036 washington was among the only 6 countries who went against the un resolution. earlier the international court of justice ruled that britain illegally split the islands and should return them back to malicious rejected the ruling militias took the issue to the general assembly do 1017 only 15 delegates opposed the colonization bid some in the u.k. also aren't happy about britain's claim to the islands. 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 degree for the general assembly it's a bilateral sovereignty dispute between the united kingdom and maurice it is a complete case and double standard 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 that themselves a lot of them drawn there have. 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. the u.s. state department says that it has intelligence suggesting the syrian government is planning chemical attacks and is vowing a quote quick response comes from claims he's being pressured by the u.s. arms industry to keep thousands of u.s. soldiers in syria it has details. self who sets u.s. foreign policy well when it comes to the projection of military force the constitution and common sense says that's the president here's our george w. 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. you have a military industrial complex they do like war you know in syria with the caliphate
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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 them you have people here in wa she want to they never want to leave some day people will explain what this is and if you want 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 fight rather well recently donald trump appointed patrick shanahan as his new secretary of defense shanahan spent 30 years at boeing 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
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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 trunk 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 promoter of values who promote peace. we was thousands of american lives spent nearly a trillion $1.00 made. allies neglect of emerging threats all in the calls of fighting a war for well over 5 years in
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a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the 911 attacks. i will never send our finest into battle unless necessary and i mean absolutely necessary and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital d. . it's as if we've learned nothing from history the 34th us president dwight d. eisenhower warned the public about unwarranted influences when he left office over 60 years ago in the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military industrial complex . the but potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will
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persist. we must never let the weight of this combination in danger are limiting our democratic process. we should take nothing for granted. in the american people don't want to work presidents always run as the peace candidate and then he never did leave the starwars 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 the secret plan was to escalate the work and add more troops and in large. you know these large monopolistic companies wanting to get a huge bunch of money the threats of war they like active war the. you know the other war mongers in the head. a numerous amount of influence that commensurate with the amount of money that we've given him here.
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in the united states dozens of major footwear companies have penned an open letter to donald trump urging him to hold plan tariffs on china that's amid the ongoing trade war with beijing the companies say consumers will suffer from 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 consumer to foot the bill it is time to bring this trade war to an end earlier donald trump duties from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200000000000.00 with the chinese goods despite the boost the president believes that he will reach a new trade deal with beijing china retaliation plans to raise import tariffs to 25 percent from next month until a deal is reached. between the world's 2 largest economies has been somewhat of
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a spirit raising challenge though it seems in china with this song going viral. memo. to me. meanwhile british mobile operators a.t.m. vodafone have dropped while weighs devices from the launch of the 5 g. networks the companies are trying to distance themselves from the chinese take john's and have the washington bond while way telecoms equipment in the u.s. steve king crowd funded professor of economics plays that the only way to count to washington is to create an alternative to the u.s. dollar. america has the or is the only issue of american dollars the american federal reserve and the private banks and create money if the federal reserve saw us 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 of what they call quantitative easing so china
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could say his is a $1000000000.00 bonds and 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 a huge demand for the dollar then you would have it was just foreign it's american goods it's something in between 3100 percent cross than it should be so of course it's always going to run a trade 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 and 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 and takes away the capacity that america has to weaponize international trade. you're watching our team to national appreciate company this evening join me for updates in half an hour.
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this. petersburg international economic forum is a unique event in today's business world. over the last 21 years the forum has become a leading global platform for discussing the key economic issues facing russia emerging markets and the world thousands of business community members attend a forum to address today's final issues. special forum coverage on. time after time so we're going on the ground as a president of the united states threatens the end of iran coming up on the show how would iran retaliate against
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a major back to war we speak to one of the negotiators of the e.u. back to renew a nuclear deal violated by donald trump and. as westminster debates war crimes immunity the director of the new film quite graves on a british intelligence plot for a massacre at a catholic primary school bustle the headlines we reveal the weapons shipment stuck in an italian dock on the whistleblower stuck in an american dock all this of all coming up in today's going on the ground but 1st straight to evidence of britain last year violating offical 2 of the u.n. charter the attack started at about 2 o'clock this morning u.k. time told getting 3 sites a base outside damascus thought to be involved in the production of chemical and biological weapons and 2 sites near homes a come on bunker a chemical weapons stockpile except of course serious.


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