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now. jokingly says russia will interfere in the next u.s. election. yes we will indeed do that so we could properly but don't tell anybody ok. here's a toxic pollution group the french city of rwanda after a massive fire at a chemical factory. and the scientific journal withdraws a study challenging the claim the syrian government was to blame for a chemical attack in 2017 so after the article attracted fierce criticism. spoke to the author of the research. i was accused of being.
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biased toward the assad regime well i'm not biased toward the assad regime i just think we ought to understand what happened here. live from moscow news h.q. just go to 5 pm here in moscow watching r.t. international daniel hawkins here with me tonight. russia intends to meddle in next year's presidential election that was the light hearted response from vladimir putin in answer to a question about moscow's plans. russia. attempting to influence the 2020 lections states psychiatrist. secretly yes we will indeed do that so we could. please don't tell anybody ok well that's quite a statement coming from the russian president but you have to take it with
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a pinch of salt because he was obviously joking but on a more serious note he was addressing probably what might be come russia did it his area of volume 2 now after all the numerous investigations that we've seen into russia's alleged meddling in the us presidential elections back in 2016 all the media hype that we've seen in the past 2 years pretty much every single quarter someone screamed that it was russia that meddled in the us presidential elections russian meddling in the u.s. election of russia did meddle in the 2016 election for united states to still vulnerable to russian and political interference russia's blatant interference in the united states 2016 presidential elections this is actually the crime of the century. if you think about it it is really don't rush into the future. is driven by. no doubt about. the same
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no doubt. no doubt. and almost 4 years since donald trump has been elected there was a number of different investigations conducted by the american intelligence agencies the moola reported that maybe had lines and many other articles that were written to prove the existence of the hounds of the kremlin behind the american elections but moscow has always said that it never meddled and putting all joking aside lattimer put in has once again stressed that. you know we have plenty of for. of our own we put our efforts into resolving them and aim to do that above everything else didn't prove that we colluded with president trump in 2016 but expressed fears that it might happen in the future this is ridiculous or rather it would be if it wasn't so sad because all that we see in us internal politics is about destroying ties between our countries and i'm certain that holmes the us
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itself. people in the french city of rwanda demanding the truth offer a major fire at a nearby chemical factory a fear of cover up and dispute claims by the authorities that the air was safe to breathe charlotte doing ski has more. almost a week ago the chemical plant just across the water that was a blaze afic plume of black smoke billowed into the sky as firefighters battled almost 24 hours against the flames. and it's good is with you i'm not saying that the smell isn't pleasant i'm just telling you what the results of the tests are namely that the air is not harmful
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since then there has been growing anger over what some say is a lack of information over what was put into not fire and the impact that could have on people's health. you can talk to any firemen but when you have any type of contact with the smoke it's dangerous it can be lethal because of the carbon monoxide and in this case when the smoke went into the sky we didn't know what was in it we don't know exactly what is in the year and we worry a lot that in the future it might bring cancer or something else. i have 4 kids and they were impacted by the smell and my grades i thought about having tests done before was with absolutely no information about what we should be looking for i could take blood samples but what are you going to tell them to look for i know they could be cancer thyroid problems but the problem is that we risk for health and i can feel it because i have a need to throw it and i'm continuously coffee we worried about the how tomorrow
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children in the future will they have cancer or something we just don't know around the rule some people are also taking that proportions some locals have also experienced nor vomiting whilst others have complained that the tap water is black and then. there is the stench you can smell that the air is foul it's a bit like rotting eggs but with a chemical tinge and despite the initial denials that there was no health risk the french health minister has admitted that it's clearly polluted. it is a factory that produces hydrocarbons even if not in large volumes it is never good for the population to come across these kinds of products i cannot say that there is no danger the city is clearly polluted several schools were closed off to the fire and though some have attempted to reopen many teachers are refusing to return
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to work. colleagues from schools near lubrizol who have refused to work until they receive information about what was burnt and the risk because they are just a few 100 metres away from the site they did so to protect their health and that of the children who are under their responsibility and that's why there has been a demand that the original school 30 acknowledged their right not to have children attend school under this condition. while health concerns are immediate what's perhaps most telling about the danger people here are facing is the fact that food sales 100 districts around ruin have been banned any produce that may have been exposed to contamination has to be destroyed that even includes milk. hybrid carrots and worked closely with milk produces dioxins are measured in memory grams and there are a problem for us because they become highly concentrated in milk and are toxic so they render it unfit for consumption it is vital for us to know as soon as possible
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whether there are any dioxins in those burning materials what's going on he would term us what to do with our produce so much on the fly ash has even reached as far as belgium and the netherlands raising concerns that the impact could be even the lying to breaching flags to also be made. for the health of the police and the firefighters who are on doing the fire protests like this have you know for pressure the authorities to outline any risks they make space they're demanding answers but are afraid that even if they receive and that the danger is as a result of that place may not image for months or even years from now charlotte even ski r.t. will. french police have gathered on the streets of paris as part of a strike known as the national march of anger this is the 1st police strike since 2001 of us are demanding the authorities improve working and paid conditions police
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have faced increasing accusations of brutality but that's why they've come under attack themselves during the yellow vest protests police complain of quantock over work outdated equipment as well as president micron's reforms of the special police pens and system there has also been a sharp rise in officer suicides with around 50 taking their lives already this year against 35 last year we asked them straight is about their demands. the best use of the 3 today the police have no money and salaries. are status and our pension are being attacked officers are tired with the yellow 1st movement there is a lot of work sacrificing their family life and we are expressing a deep depression in our profession. to defend our working conditions the threat to our special pensions status the lack of resources across the board. we are the police officers from all fronts not just riot police but all services
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all the unions we've all gathered to express our discontent with the administration the silence about the wave of police suicides this year we are short of stuff short of money we cannot do our job and here to tell the administration that. scientific journal that specializes in arms control has withdrawn a study that cost doubt on claims the syrian government was behind a chemical attack in 2017 in the town of conseco and the author of the report a retired mit professor told artie's ruptly video agency claims of an accuracies in a study on groundless this article that my colleagues and i are publishing has come under attack in the very interesting thing about this attack is that nobody who has any technical expertise has provided any criticisms at all the criticisms are all from people who have no technical expertise and the criticisms
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have to do with strange arguments for example i was accused of being. biased toward the assad regime well i'm not biased toward the assad regime i just think that we ought to understand what happened here the only thing that matters is is this article technically correct this is a science based journal and if there's any technical errors in it then they need to point them out because they have they've actually in several conversations said they are not aware of any technical errors so the problem seems to be that there are accusations being made from the outside which have no scientific merit that it appears has caused them to take pause. professor possibles article pointed out inconsistency is in the official version of events but has come under intense
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criticism what i guess the of explains. where the sun revolves around us or us around it where the earth is flat who is god is greater or more recently whether we should question why every chemical attack in syria would magically gets blamed on the government the syrian government committed chemical weapons acts against their own people it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for a star an attack on conscious assigned rita rita violations of the cease fire and the violence through be to be perpetrated by heaves armed forces on civilians now usually science is the answer it is resolved some of our biggest arguments but this question seems to have a strumpet science and global security respected journal based out of princeton university decided not to publish
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a study that questioned the official version of events that assad's government was behind the harm she hoon attack in 2007 team it all went something like this former pentagon employee mit professor ted postol together with respected scientists conducted a study u.s. presidential candidate gathered mentions it on her campaign web site 13th september belling cat noted anti asaad website blasts the study science a global says it will publish it anyway and will judge it on narrative soon after the journal now says it's canceling the publication is why officially. these questions included concerns about the technical merits of the analysis in this article as well as the value of publishing the article given the sensitive and contested issue of the use of chemical weapons in syria yet it is take these masses
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very seriously this review identified a number of issues with the peer review and revision process strange isn't it that no questions about the veracity of the study were asked when it was submitted or when it was given the green light for publishing concerns only appeared when belling cat and its followers attacked the study and the people behind it we've asked the journal for comment but no clear answer yet then again as statement may have said it all sensitive and contested issue that caused your mind back to 2017 within 2 days of the alleged chemical attack america declared it knew everything there was to know on tuesday syrian dictator bashar. launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians even beautiful
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babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric. attack and so trump ordered a barrel of cruise missiles to be launched at syria now any doubts about acids automatic guilt would make the missile strike a war crime or an international war crime which could be why the scientists behind the study a face in such intense pressure abuse even and surprisingly where the loudest voices of condemnation is coming from eliot higgins founder of belling cat and opponent of everything a sad is website which he likes to call an investigative outlet that has received funding from u.s. government run operations mr higgins is a rabid supporter of the official pentagon line he is debating the issue with dr postal well the opi flow your dogs he doesn't agree with you well that are they
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lying like a baby for i think there is aid to address the technical points in my instead of being nonsense because i showed that none of the forensic evidence fits the findings you need to show that what i'm saying is technically inaccurate i took your research and hacks i mean i gave it was someone he said 40 years of experience as a chemistry expert i'm not interested in other people you claim are experts i want to know why this is not it's not in place the full debate is up on dr postals youtube channel but his study will be appearing on science and global security anytime soon it seems twitted criticism has won the day to day where science is told to shut up because it's inconvenient its former us secretary of defense famously explained there are some things you just don't know you don't know. there
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are reports that there is no evidence of a direct link between baghdad and some of these terrorist organizations but there are known knowns serious things we know we know and we also know there are unknown unknown that is to say we know there are some things we do not know but there are also unknown unknowns the ones we don't know we don't know excuse me but is this in the no no no. i'm not several on loans and i'm just one i'm not assuming and i'm not going to say which it is but the search is going to be made here if you will ever hear the irony is sometimes those unknown noons preferable it's better for america in this case for bending cats if no one knows what happened and they what. investigative journalist says that the withdrawal of the article has nothing to do with science and everything to do with politics the article was authored by 7 scientists who are experts in the field they ruled out
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the fact that. that it was definitely something that could only have been caused by a bomb drop from the from the air it was respected to analyzing the hole in the ground and modeling whether it 122 millimeter. projectile missile could have caused that and they determined that it could have caused the criticisms mostly have come from nonscientific people what's sad is that journal that supposed to be dedicated to scientific inquiry and that is supposed to be dedicated to disarmament and arms control is apparently being bullied or allowing itself to be bullied into political censorship and by. russia's approach to the middle east among other foreign policy she's up for discussion at
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a major foreign being held in the black sea resort of sochi the country's foreign minister is that on with other top officials but if it has been across the veterans . wednesday's gathering of valdai discussion club based international think tank is held him base absolutely stunning place in the mountains outside russia's black sea resort of sochi and discussions here today are just as hard as the weather the east has been announced this year is major topic asia and the middle east the latter is in the spotlight today high ranking politicians x. birds influencers are discussing current challenges and respects 10 ways to bring peace maintain peace has well as boost stability and developments in these regions syria was mentioned too many times russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has taken part in the conversation that last of the wrong 2 hours he has talked about iraq afghanistan libya as brothers set examples of global peace efforts blaming
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usas approach that he has described as interfering to influence stressing this should be avoided in the future. of the middle east is a cradle of many civilizations and world religions and of course today when it's been transformed into a laboratory for reckless experiments that have led to tragic consequences this topic is very urgent if you look at american interventions aimed at forcing relevant parties to do what washington requires washington usually considers it useful to maintain a certain degree of turbulence in the region because the us has military bases that they can only support one side if it's beneficial or the other depending on where the oil flows where the gas is where to sell their weapons. minister lavrov has said that instead of this toxic and dangerous interfering to influence strategy every international effort should be aimed at stopping the violence and bringing
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peace and stability and as an example he has talked about 2 regions in syria where 2 different approaches have led to absolutely different consequences proving which one is more. effective. in syria's aleppo we were able to return the city to normal in the shortest time possible we d. mind it in record time as well we provided the entire population with essential skill and people started coming back nothing even close has happened and record with the u.s. led operation for terrorism with carpet bombing 2 years on and not even all the corpses had been buried not to mention demining operations. foreign minister lavrov has also expressed his concerns about american and european approach towards iran iran that lover of his stress never violated any article of the joint comprehensive plan of actions adding he hates any unnecessary and unexplainable pressure on to here and will soon stop and just remind you of all the discussion club will
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continue its work on thursday like many putting russia's president is expected to join we'll cover it for you of course europe is working to preserve the iran nuclear deal several e.u. states have joined the payment system known as it was set up to bypass u.s. sanctions against iran is that this was set up in january by france germany and the u.k. it allows firms to avoid using the swift payment system which is heavily reliant on the u.s. dollar. washington withdrew from the iran deal earlier this year and the reimposed sanctions and former foreign minister of austria told us european powers are determined to maintain their trade ties with iran. the whole instrumentalists developed in order to create a sort of puttering trade between european union member states and iran in order to make. work which means open the market for european
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businesses we will face for a short term perspective still some sort of limbo stalemate lots of uncertainties lots of trying limits how far to move when it comes to the european union we have 3 major actors. which are also involved in to making of statistic you aid this is the united kingdom france and germany i've been observing in particular the efforts of france in order to make something happen in order to move out of that stalemate in such a european union is of course also to it's not so much creation as we would like to have we have countries which share much more rigid point of the united states and we have countries which are much more open to more diplomatic efforts. deep political crisis is continuing to play out in peru with demonstrations held on an almost daily basis both for and against the president the head of state and the
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parliament are loggerheads with one another. that. alternatives have surged after president martin vick's got to dissolve congress for failing to support his anti corruption reforms the parliament which consists mainly of opposition parties then voted to remove the president from office appointing the vice president as the new leader. i mean while despite taking sides in other similar disputes elsewhere in south america this time the united states appears to be staying somewhat neutral. washington supports peruse democratic institutions and continues to work as its partner in democracy people are protesting. us.
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who can see. the usa a very very key area in the south america so the involvement of the comparison is absolutely. possible in the sense that what they have done with wide or they're doing it with this current are in both areas are eagerly independent one with the rich man i mean in venezuela biggest the upper crust of the continent of south america united states would never do stand with. we had with the rule we would never have allowed you know fully independent photon i mean through i mean we lack a garment which was kind of socialist leaning garment in the seventy's you know it was immediately combative and struggled by the state department to come up to half past 5 in the morning here in moscow thanks for staying with us
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it's become a thing that impedes the elections will be the most. recent american history because the stakes are incredibly popular for both sides. trump this stake in small just implementation of his domestic politics but actually avoiding prison for the democrats the stake is. even deeper a crisis of the. base. of the 2 additional it's 2 problems. for both sides. what politicians do. to put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected.
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so when you want to be president and should. want to. have to be right to be close that's like a hopeful korean the more people that. i'm interested in the waters are out. there should. ringback it. matter to us he gets a new office is not true even though. maybe. that's how i started to
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bear fruit. donny and by north korea so many people become a comprehensive peace for the border and even such impact can't be sending. i'm not killed anybody. until the find the next guy. to talk never get anything done again and i'll be munching on the. cutting the. clock tick tick tick. tick. i just didn't work a lot to ottawa.
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that just puts a move for the c.e.o. of the is the deflection board i'm pretty good so you know. that is a god then i got up to support. and he said we're going to going to have that i'm a foreigner. but that you can't be going to. push on to the point i'm gonna one who will pinch me pinch a lot of the visual cheese while any function on federal court and getting me. monologue on the money flows along the bottom there's a famous feature life which we cannot go. down to one person and later today what did gandhi i do lol gandhi.

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