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biggest election victory in 30 years. the u.s. and china. trade deal. of human rights violations.
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here in the russian capital 1st then to the u.k. where boris johnson's conservative party is celebrating an historic victory in the u.k.'s general election the prime minister says it gives him a powerful mandate to deliver in a few weeks' time the poll delivered the worst result though for the labor party since the 1930 s. but hoping to draw a line on the years of nationwide division johnson appealed for the healing to begin but is trying to mobilize hundreds to turn out for angry protest. demonstrators in london. with police chanting not my prime minister boris johnson has to go they also gathered in front of downing street and marched through central . glasgow in scotland. where it's been
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a decisive win for the scottish national party which has reignited calls for another referendum for independence from the u.k. kevin i will discuss that with. the polls are predicting a tory majority throughout the election campaign but not to this extent i mean labor's been decimated losing your key seats in the northern heartlands in the middle east war many of them seats which voted labor for 3050 even close to 100 years so this is very much been a defeat for labor based really on a lot of people are saying on the question of brics it went in with a very clear message get bricks it down it was very clear very simple it resonated with those areas with those communities that voted to leave and we've heard michel barnier say no way we're going to get a trade deal signed with britain by the end it will be $21.00 boris johnson so it's going to be well that's the thing i mean no trade deal of this size or complexity has been negotiated with the e.u. ever and he's saying that we're going to come out by genevieve the 1st we've been going until june 2020 to negotiate this deal it's also got be ratified of course by
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the $27.00 even the states if that doesn't happen the prospect of a new deal bricks that come this time next year is that very much on the table big spoke in the works along the line what's going to happen on the border between northern ireland or the republic of ireland that's still not sorted up plus there's the whole scottish question of kicking off even more nationalist parties have done fantastically well in this election i mean speaking of ireland the deputy leader. dogs lost his seat to the new can for the 1st time since 921 of ireland nationalists now outnumber unionists s.n.p. again a whole different kettle of fish certainly no disunity in scotland they were very clear they wanted to remain in the e.u. the s.n.p. has capitalized on that and made massive gains 48 seats one percent increase last night we saw nicolas there isn't jubilant dancing in fact when the leader just wins and lost her seat and this is what she had to say on independence referendum last night a stunning election win last night for the s.n.p. . reinforces and strengthens the mandate we have from previous elections to
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offer the people of scotland a choice over the future that mandates. is that it is for the scottish parliament nor a waste minister government to say whether and when this should be a new referendum on independence we do have an update since she gave that speech sure just earlier today office of prime minister and saying there's got no intention of allowing a friend in the near future that you'd result the 20. has to be respected and there would be a return to division and uncertainty so he's been on an unequivocal that's not a priority that's not going to happen s. and p. they're already preparing to sit down next week and publish what they describe as a detailed democratic case for letting scotland aside and whether there should be a 2nd independence referendum so boris johnson isn't going to have it easy he may have his hands untied he may you know have lost the opposition of his own m.p.'s of labor he's got difficult negotiations coming up and he's got the question of
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scottish independence and in deep trouble in northern ireland as well to deal with that all in the wake of that conservative cleaner bar to u.k. discussed what it all means for that now all but inevitable breaks it. it to all intents and purposes this election in the end became a practice of election which in itself was a de facto referendum and therefore in that context it is somewhat a stand in to say that labor voters in traditionally the dating areas such as the old west bromwich and such a booming and embrace the conservative party in insanely large majorities that than in the leafy suburbs the sorry i don't see a referendum taking place now you know if it's a case of ever wanting to rejoin the e.u. it will be as an outside assadi from a position of great obliqueness i think rex it was probably because i said factor in most voters' minds but there were a few other issues the immunity fairly obvious that the laborers policies were quite hard left and i think that probably didn't resonate quite so well with as
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much as the public as they had hoped some of the policies were a little bit a little bit extreme to say the least so that was probably part of it but i think yes the predominant issue was was practice it and the conservative party presented the way forward the certainty the resolution and the end to the torment and frustration and confusion that we've been suffering for the last few years of course it doesn't mean that the process is finished but i think the 1st stage and crucially the political element of it is now resolved. although the headline stories that and the united states and china have approved the phased by phase trade deal they want to cut tariffs on chinese goods well boosting american exports to china follow the 19 month trade war between the world's 2 largest economies more now from kind of morbid. well rumors have been circulating for the past few days that some kind of deal was in the works to resolve the trade disputes between the
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usa and china the idea being that the tariffs would be scaled back in exchange for tens of billions of dollars of agricultural products and other things being purchased from the united states and some concessions on china's part now in response to these rumors that we heard the democrats speaking up this was chuck schumer reports say president sold out for a temporary unreliable promise from china it's a purchase some soybeans we've heard this song and dance from china before yet again president trump company relied on to do the right thing even when his statements were pointing in the right direction now we then heard from donald trump speaking up about how this was simply fake news this is what he said the wall street journal story on the china deal is completely wrong especially this statement on tariffs fake news they should find a better lead but just a few hours afterwards we heard china come forward with an official press
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conference announcing that phase one of the deal was on the verge of being implemented this is what we heard from the official chinese press conference the agreement will create a better conditions for china and the united states to strengthen cool peroration economy and trade on property monies unresolved economic and trade disputes little differences ata and promote stable growth of china's economic and trade relations given the don would. now trump spoke up afterwards saying that essentially china had agreed to a number of structural changes and would be purchasing a u.s. agricultural products as well as energy and manufactured goods trump also said that he was hoping to begin work on phase 2 of the agreement but he would want to do that immediately not wait until 2020 this trade war has been asking lading between the united states and china sense june 28th. there's been an escalation of terror of many many different you know regulations being put in place and different
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products being targeted but it seems that some kind of resolution is in the works so we now have an agreement of some degree so folks we waiting to see what happens next there has been hope before the trade war was going to be resolved and those hopes of then been shortly afterward disappointed so what comes next remains to be seen but at the moment many are optimistic that it appears that things are moving forward picking up a mentality america's rick sanchez discussed the deal with a panel of experts. is this deal going to end up being no different than what these 2 countries had to begin with it's like if i take something away from you and then i give it back to you i didn't really give it to you exactly and this was actually the exact same thing that was on the table back in march if you remember the trade deal that was on the table back in march like we said we will buy more ads you take back our tears this is exact same thing and trump was like no we demand ip protection we demand rights who are american companies in china you need to restructure your government to not handle private corporations he demanded all of
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these things and now china was like no we're not going to do that and look at the terms of phase one here it's so vague and all of those things are taken out the only thing that are actually legitimate on the table are literally purchases and rollback of tariff so the journey is one of those to take back or roll back as you say are we did we roll them all bartz or not all of them not all of them are all back so the main sticking point of why this had to happen today aside from the fact that there was also some impeachment stuff going on right so you kind of take over the news cycle but aside from that as of sunday about $160000000000.00 worth of new tariffs are going to be added to chinese goods and the reason that trump and his team needed to get something done today is because had that been enacted for the 1st time american consumers were going to start feeling this trade deal in a negative way and he doesn't want that base one isn't is a non deal right now this is a deal for public consumption it's just say face really the crux of it is face to face 3 and right now in order to save even more face trump said phase 2 is going to be great based is going to be imminent and we will see how phase one turns out.
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to claim facebook is causing harm to public health and open letter signed by dozens of health advocates and l g b t rights groups is demanding that the social media platform drop the misinformed people about the effects of using the hiv prevention drug truvada. the advertisements are targeting. facebook and instagram uses and are causing significant home to public health the sign is of this letter request that facebook and instagram remove the advertisements and also publicly address the misinformation that the platforms have allowed to spread. the letter says that at risk people expressed heightened fears about taking the drug after seeing the ads potentially leading to avoidable hiv infections the adverts placed by multiple nor firms urged gay and bisexual men to join a nor suit against the drug maker claiming that it is caused harmful side effects of facebook says that the adverse don't violate their rules but the policy also
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states that in some cases they can be removed if an expert organization debunks the claims matthew rose from the hiv advocacy organization health gap criticized facebook for not doing enough. i myself have been taking the drug for 6 years now and i've seen 0 side effects on the drug facebook is promoting an ad that makes it really hard to allow people to have a really powerful and really safe new prevention option their 1st exposure to this pill is that it is dangerous this is misleading false and also only harming public health and the efforts to hiv pandemic globally they want to act like they are the biggest game in town and they are but that means that you have some ethical responsibilities when it comes to certain areas you need to throw more accurate things about health you need to do some more things about news you claim that you are a news outlet for people in place that people get news but refused to fact check or even engage in the notion and allow people to spread lies that are harmful to
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people as public health so it's a civil discourse and only until this is a democracy. united nations is accusing the chilean army and police of committing human rights violations during a crackdown on protests investigators highlighting cases of unlawful killings and torture let's take a look at the key findings. i. was . i. was told. i. q mn rights violations documented by c.a.g.r. include the excess before and necessary use of force that led to unlawful
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killings and injuries arbitrary detentions and torture and ill treatment. thousands have been demonstrating since mid october demanding an overhaul of the constitution the chilean government called the un report disappointing it said the deaths happened in situations of extreme violence caused by the protesters the unrest was initially triggered by a hike in public transport cost but then snowballed into a nationwide movement for social reform the government imposed a state of emergency and deployed troops on the streets. get imagining that we deeply regret the allegations each of them is being or will be investigated i want to emphasize that the needs to introduce a state of emergency arose from a situation of violence and not peaceful demonstrations as some have tried to claim the police taking. your. say libras you are. being held in the early and you go home and be very adamant that he doing the
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pressure of protests will continue for the 1st time been. instigate more problems and people are very seriously. he did say that the government crash. systematically i mean the reports of abuse that were systematically but they did systematic very rich and. no longer banned by an historic treaty the united states is conducted a 2nd missile test of a weapon that would have been blocked by the i.n.f. treaty with russia which washington dropped earlier this year it comes just days after the russian foreign minister was in the american capital to discuss nuclear defense as the story. the united states is said to come together with allies on the possible deployment of intermediate range ballistic missiles once we develop intermediate range missiles and if my commanders require them then we will work
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closely and consult closely with our allies in europe asia and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments once we develop but it seems they already have today the u.s. air force successfully tested a prototype conventional ground launch ballistic missile congrats to the joint government industry team for going from concept to launch in less than 9 months the land based missile tested at a california air force base on thursday flew further than 500 kilometers before it was terminated over the ocean a distance which by definition makes it an intermediate range missile and was banned under the i.n.f. treaty that america withdrew from in february is banned no more and all this just days after russian foreign minister sergei lavrov returned from his stateside trip to meet secretary of state my point peo and donald trump holding and all the brunch we repeated the proposal of president putin to establish a mutual moratorium on the creation and deployment of those weapons that were
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prohibited by the treaty as a human being ready to discuss this with our colleagues in the list when you they are interested back in september of 2 weeks after america's final withdrawal from their landmark i n f agreement a cornerstone of global strategic security for more than 3 decades what report called on world leaders to suspend missile deployments in europe that were banned under the us russian nuclear pact and then to spokes person confirmed contacts from the russian authorities but the idea of a moratorium didn't seem a credible offer to them russia has already deployed. in violation of the i.n.f. treaty unless and until russia verifiably destroy the. this jim this moratorium on deployment is not a real offer moscow has repeatedly said that if washington continues with its missile deployments russia will have to respond accordingly respond been the key
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word perhaps america's idea of an aggressor needs to flee the other way around. germany has slammed u.s. sanctions targeting companies assembling the nord stream to gas pipeline the german parliament economic affairs an energy committee chairman says berlin should respond with similar tariffs on america. if the u.s. keeps trying to obstruct the north stream project i suggest responding with a punitive tariffs on germany imposed on american gas things cannot continue like this after if we impose punitive tariffs on u.s. gas and so those who fall on the u.s. will have to reflect on his actions. not dream to is an underwater natural gas pipeline running from russia to europe through the baltic sea covers more than a 1000 kilometers into moscow doesn't have to transit gas to the e.u. through ukraine and the energy projects long been a stumbling block between the e.u. and the united states washington thinks it leaves europe too energy dependent on russia while german foreign minister says it's up to berlin not the u.s.
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to decide how to conduct the country's energy policy. european policy is decided in europe not in the u.s. we crucially reject external interference and sanctions with extra territorial effect. the us is unhappy that we are not buying a gas they want to boost their own trade and that's why they are imposing sanctions on companies involved in building the pipeline in the firstly american liquefied natural gas is obtained through fracking which makes it an acceptable for germany and secondly it is much more expensive than rushing gas by the natural gas we get from russia is high in demand and 2 to falling production in europe the demand has only increased so we plan to import more of it this is why north stream 2 is so important the americans have tried to interrupt our oil and gas trade with russia from the outset and yet we have managed to corporate for many years without interruption to both sides need this and we plan to continue whether the us likes it or not. in
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a surprise move the berlin transport authority has applied for us go world heritage status of the company jokingly admits that it's sometimes known for overcrowding and road service it says that the transport system is the only place left in the rapidly changing setting where berlin is still burning it had been taking a closer look. what does the taj mahal in india the much you paid. transit system have in common well nothing yet but they may soon be sharing the spot and eunice schools heritage list d p foci is. london and could definitely be called p.b.s. must see him have in mind is. to stand by it. but to piece through the problem the berlin transit authority has applied for world heritage status and wants to be included on the same list of some of the world's most fascinating architectural monuments but what makes the berlin transit system
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so special the appeared in a stock page design is to decide. it's certainly convenient and even runs 24 hours a day on fridays and saturdays but if you've ever been on one of their subways you'll realize that the stuff could be a little bit frosty. the education. of the feet. of a do you think it's all good for a magician so customer service is not really their thing in mention the overcrowding and the long delays so we went around asking berliners what they think about their transit system and whether it should be included on heritage list it's one of the oldest so i think you have to save it and to use it it's been a great transportation to use but i don't know if it's exactly. right not because it's an it's a quite old system and in germany the ground system and. underground stations look
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like a huge because here it's i don't think it should be however he's shown. it's a service rather than a truck. with people already saying yes on the company's website. the whole you know this cool right it could indeed have some traction but it could also just be a ticket to promote the city's public transit network so remember next time you're angrily onto a bus by your driver or you're already limited space is being invaded on one other subways this could all be part of a world heritage experience of magical cips us for artsy. running you through some more of saturday's world news an environmental activists have staged a rally in madrid in front of a venue hosting a united nations climate summit. i'm going to find. c many. protesters chanted slogans and
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voice the disappointment over a lack of any breakthrough agreements at the international event the un $25.00 was held to discuss ways to tackle the climate crisis. in algeria as capital thousands took to the streets on friday protesting the result of the country's recent presidential election the former prime minister and stablished and figure out how much you today was elected president in a poll which is seen by many ariens as a continuation of the old undemocratic regime demonstrations originally began in february now after the country's 82 year old former president announced he would run for office for the 5th time after being in power for 2 decades. around 1000 small phones have been destroyed by employees of a french phone recycling company the workers of the remade which is struggling to stay in business of protesting looking for a plan to smash many more devices if bosses refuse to deal with planes.
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hungary's foreign minister says he hopes that the new president of neighboring ukraine is going to act on his promises and improve the situation in the country he just sat down exclusively with out even trying to talk to us at length about the resolution to the conflict in eastern ukraine sanctions on russia i what he thinks about the french president's remark that nato is brain dead. there was one new participant on this meeting the relatively new president of ukraine and you know to be honest when he was elected to really felt and we still feel some hope that fings we'll come better i mean things cannot be version under poroshenko that's for sure i mean from hungary in perspective at least but of course it would be very important if free elections follow diverts and i do hope that he's constructive approach i mean prisons are asking is constructive approach we'll help to settle the relationship between the russian federation and ukraine.
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we are committed to human rights to be respected that's not a question why we don't like is that that sometimes the reference to human rights serves as a basis to. to interfere into domestic issues of other countries on an ideological basis on a political basis without any good reason. there should be some at the station mechanisms launched within nato in order to be able to address the new kinds of challenges no question but calling nato brain dead that was too much i think i definitely didn't agree with that part but but i mean these debates should evolve and we have to understand that there are leaders who like to say let's say things which can be media ties easily we have to understand that we
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have to live with that now the the atmosphere of the of the summit was rather constructive everybody was emphasizing the importance of the unity of nato and i think that that was shown very clearly. because plenty more where that came from we're going to load up a full version of that interview on r.t. dot com and you know when that's available it will also be on our you tube channel a little later this saturday that's the way it looks so far this saturday from r t a moscow next we visit a city devastated by the fukushima disaster 8 years ago where residents are only just returning to what's left of the. the world is driven by a dream shaped by one person. the
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their hopes a few times each year 51 is given a dosey meter to show how much radiation they are exposed to violence side the zone . the march 27th earthquake and tsunami. a giant wave hits the fukushima one nuclear power plant. flooded almost the entire facility. the reactor cooling system is compromised then there's an explosion then another and another. radiation rises to 5 times. the normal level the situation is exceptional and it's given the highest possible score for severity of nuclear contamination. tens of thousands of people are evacuated from a 20 kilometer exclusion zone centered on the power plant. 80 years later and japanese authorities are still actively decontaminating huge tracts of. moved up
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