the top stories of the week here on our team international russia's top athletes vent their frustration after the world anti-doping agency bans the country from major tournaments for 4 years with the sides so. how could the the whole country oh actually it's no matter whether they don't or not they should just punish those great guilty. britons conservative party sweeps to its biggest election victory in more than 30 years but the scottish national party makes an almost clean sweep north of the border raising the prospect of independence from the u.k. . and talks between the u.s. and the taliban are put on hold after a suicide bombing outside of the american air base in afghanistan that donald trump visited just 2 weeks earlier.
broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program this is r t international now this week russia was barred from all major sporting events for the next 4 years the world anti-doping agency says the country is being punished for tampering with a key database of athletes test results. this is a bond against russia that protects the rights of russian each. entry for major events. to demonstrate that they are not implicated in any way he does not comply what is important thing to these decisions. that we are really sanctioning those for responsible for this many politicians and leave those
open for those who had nothing to do is with dipping scandal in russia clean. plates. experts have provided convincing on says unfortunately they haven't heard us responder has time to appeal initially when we handed over the database we said let's investigate the database together so that we can make a full decision we wanted to have a kind of mechanism if we want an objective decision let's do it like this with saddam has all the necessary opportunities they could have taken a different approach by to ban clean athletes will be able to compete but only under a neutral flag but russian officials are prohibited from attending major sporting events and the country cannot host any tournaments and the ban includes the 2020 olympics and paralympics in tokyo and the football world cup in qatar in 2022 and also covers the world hockey and a volleyball championships artie's oleksiak cesky breaks down the ruling for us.
it is quite unclear how exactly stripping a nation of its flag in a major sports competitions across the planet can actually solve 'd the problem of fighting against doping you're not on innocent until proven guilty and i'm in it to you're guilty until you can prove you're innocent a complete reversal justice system on but it's always been that way you gotta think about what's on the world anti-doping agency has jurisdiction it doesn't act yours dictionary to the russian authorities become sanction russian on its issues and all it can do is sanction resettling and take actions relative to schools so it's come up with this international standard to code compliance signatories which is used to sanction russia this time round. on top of everything it seems that what his decision from monday was made in such a haste that they have no clue how to actually navigate in that decision the
biggest example of that is probably the situation with you wait for anthy for tournament's well where you are where you quite expected that. these sanctions will not affect in any way russian part of the upcoming euro are 1st of all it's a continental tournament not of world qualification for or for compartment it. is again within the competence of us for sure that make it to the 2022 world cup in qatar it may be stripped of its flag of its anthem and it may be participating as a neutral country. and if you're not yet confused enough they already said directly that should russia deal to cast the court of arbitration of sports and this process takes longer than the official preparation for next summer's olympics russia will go to next summer's olympics in tokyo as
a full fledged nation but then if the band is implemented late it might miss out on the 2020 for some big games in paris from whichever side you look at it monday's decision by water looks like a vocal and very harsh indictment of russian sports it might send shock waves and reverberations in the country sport for many years to come but it might actually be the beginning of a new struggle of a new battle the legal one when russia takes its case to the court of arbitration for sports in switzerland and we are expecting this to be made quite quickly before the end of this year this is a punitive action against the law including begin to shoot once a month. more and. garage if it's not going to particular which there's no evidence of this against them this may be raising a human rights issue whether. they're going to raise this before the court of protection. i'm not entirely certain we have to accept but there is a when we become involved. in their action applying
a very big news for more and emotive crusade here there once was in terms of collateral damage to the russian the english and russian expect with great anticipation to see what the i.o.c. . point in the essence of what it's doing it's like saying i'm going to come into you from you and i will decide who comes and. some of the big names in russian sports have been sharing their reactions with us on the bat. but the doping scandal lasted for a few years i expected something like this after rio. to be honest it was expected it's a pity the athletes have to suffer it's terrible it's terrible for all russian sports 'd that's what i feel about it. was just i don't want to make a link between sports and politics because it looks like it follows sanctions
imposed by the west for the last few years. someone just wanted to punish our country but this is without reason a country is not a 3 year old child. allow us to compete under the neutral flag somehow they don't want to see the russian colors. maybe our flag is something irritating and someone doesn't want to see us compete in our own flag in our own anthem. i have already hired a lawyer and even if they don't allow me to participate while i'm already a grandmother sports maybe this is our fate. begin you will somehow unite us and those below to participate and additional boost but it does still the doping issue i'm sure more than 90 percent of all athletes are clean. that i guess but if. we
support you and i'm sure you have enough patience together we will do it. boris johnson's conservative party won a resoundingly jordi in the u.k. general election on thursday and it was the worst result for the labor party in more than 80 years meanwhile north of the border the scottish national party won by a landslide reigniting calls for independence from the u.k. here is how the party leaders reacted it to a dramatic night of pride to say that members of a new one nation. government a people's government will sit out from constituencies that have never returned a conservative m.p. for 100 years and yes they will have an overwhelming mandate from this election to get it done and we will honor that mandate by general the 31st of all not lead the party in any future general election campaign i will discuss with our party to
ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result and on the policies that the party will take going forward stunning election win last night for the s.n.p. is reinforces and strengthens the mandate we have from previous elections to offer the people of scotland a choice over their future that monday it says that it is for the scottish parliament nort a westminster government to the saide whether and when this should be a new referendum on independence and a quick look at the numbers there are 658 seats in the house of commons so a party needs 326 to hold a majority the conservatives took 365 seats while the labor party got 203 r.t. so scared taylor breaks down how it all happened. thursday saw the 3rd general election in just 4 years so how did we end up on this roller coaster again wost wel
my friends it's the usual suspect yeah you guessed it. sits to play it turns out that decision taken by those 17400000 people in june 26th into the e.u. set off a chain reaction that's led to this moment but i'm guessing ahead of myself let's start from the beginning the british people have made a very clear decision to take a different part of my view we should aim to have a new prime minister in place ok so now we're down one prime minister let's see how the next one fat a couple of weeks later to resume a tick on the and then double role of finding a way through the process that wilderness and she was very clear about her goal bricks it means bricks it rex it means bricks it and we're going to make a success of it the original deadline was set for march 29th teen oh those early days of optimism but this is possibly the most divisive political issue the u.k.
has faced in recent memory m.p.'s have never felt so important all powerful so it's unsurprising that may was thwarted at every turn by those less willing to cut ties with our european friends fed up she decided to go in and call a snap election in june 27th in we need a general election and we need one now but it was a gamble that just didn't pay off the conservatives lost the majority they counting on tide already me to also taught at this point every single greatest city. your charge of the infighting your charge of the political games and the arcane procedural rounds but disappointment in the polls was really the least of maize proper. the opposition tried to get rid of her own m.p.'s tried to get rid of her and then she said she'd get rid of herself if only they'd back deal which
they didn't and it just ended up being too much from a who decided to finally hang up. i do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country i love ok so now we're down to prime ministers whose our lucky introducing boris johnson former mayor of london a bit of a daft man just like his predecessor he was absolutely adamant that he'd be the one to get it done can you make a promise today to the british public that you will not go back to brussels and ask for another delay to practice it yet and so you can and would you lying. to his credit he's really gone for it he was sick of parliament blocking his ideas so dissolved that for dissolved so then he went to the e.u. and negotiated a new deal which parliament defeated and then they forced to request
a not that extension which really really really didn't want to do but to do anyway and then he just decided enough so not so wasn't she taunted the opposition party into facing off at a general election in order to quote get it done which my friends i think brings you up today. we ask analysts and politicians from around the u.k. for their views on the election results and the possible repercussions. now boris can go into a meeting to negotiate and the you can be certain that what's agreed in that meeting will actually get through parliament the big problem that we've had so far is really any suggestion that was made seem to run into this blocking wall in parliament who were determined to vote against just about everything the labor party used to say they were voting against against different solutions click what was needed as a general election then they voted against an election as well as
a small force i think is the sentiment of the people of scotland there because not based on the views of any one politician it's period to the sentiment of people scotland has been moving gradually and no rapidly towards independence but at least an overwhelming view that scotland should have the right to determine its own future that is the chain suck and status that is the ever system will force the a movable object is bought as johnson though it may well be that. bought us johnson can put these things out and that they can hold back the floods generally speaking that sort of politics gives out eventually and i would have my money is on the other system will force as opposed to the a movable object in terms of standing the test of time and of course of the last 2 years the unionist political electoral majority was ended as a result of this election unionist political representation in the north has been
reduced to a minority and not quite safe to make and the context not only of the bracks but also with respect to the unfolding constitutional debate and ireland north and south east. washington has frozen talks with the afghan taliban after a suicide bombing that story and more still to come in the week we start to finish . join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics. i'm sure i'll see you that. is you'll be a reflection of reality. in
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sunday shots were reportedly fired at a university campus in new delhi earlier police stormed the campus with tear gas following violent scenes this is it video of the reported shooting scene of it was posted online in one of the classrooms i. so. i. mentioned it comes as protests have intensified nationwide over a new law which could grant millions of migrants in india citizenship status but excludes muslims in one demonstration in the northeast close to neighboring nepal people were. scene burning an effigy of the country's home minister. and protesters claim the law is not only discriminatory but also unconstitutional and the country the country's opposition has threatened to take the case to the supreme court hundreds have joined a hunger strike in india's north east where troops have been deployed and the internet shut down earlier we heard from a new delhi journalist who told us fear and confusion is gripping the country. well
as we have not always the police into the university sometime earlier this evening which in itself is a huge violation you use the police to name 2 universities on the matter what the provocation and the police used an outrageous amount of false the police claim that this was in response to violence that the group that protesters have done earlier but you know there's a little fun to me to know who did that violence because this is a fundamental change 7 to how india is as a country it's a constitutional change this act makes it a point to single out movement it's a very concerted attempt to leave islam out all that matrix the sort of the official reason given for this act has been is is to give headed to religious minorities you know this bill is really playing to the ruling party so we
don't know right now you know it's all up india that's the big thought you know the saudis right now that is there is confusion within the government that is no clearer messaging on what the aims of this bill other than people who died in. lebanon is in the grip of its worst violence in 2 months of demonstrations protesters protesters in beirut who were out in force on sunday with tear gas deployed by police and rubber bullets fired now intense clashes between demonstrators and the authorities were triggered by opposing groups of protesters confronting each other rubber bullets tear gas and water cannons were used to disperse the huge crowds dozens of people were reportedly injured in the nationwide movement against alleged a high level corruption started back in october with anger also being vented against public services and to the economy. the united states this week announced a pause in peace talks with the taliban after
a suicide bomber killed 2 civilians outside of the box. airbase you tack came just 2 weeks after a surprise thanksgiving visit to the same base by president trump a powerful blast to hit medical facility hit a medical facility near the main gate more than 60 people were injured in the explosion initial reports suggested the suicide bomber had targeted a u.s. military convoy though washington has denied that and during president trump's visits to the base he struck a rather upbeat tone despite afghanistan continually being close to or topping the world's most dangerous countries list with the help of the devotion everyone. has given here tonight america is winning again we are winning like we have not won in a long time. and you know what we're respected like we haven't been respected in a long time america is winning again and america is respected again and respected at the highest level it is i'm not
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relationship is set to be dysfunctional or at least troubled for years to calm while one quarrel might have been defused are bigger more dangerous fights still on the cards well to discuss that i'm now joined by. dennis and chair of international history and diplomacy at the flight school university professor han it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you very much for having me on it's a pleasure to be here now we are recording this program on friday evening time when be american and chinese media bazin with the news that the 2 countries have agreed against introducing additional tariffs potentially cutting the existing ones where do you plays this quarrel and it's timely right. solution that would be in the grand scheme of things of the us china relationship. it's a great question to start with i think there are a few things to say 1st of all if the agreement holds that's
a terrific thing and it can lead to building on the agreement to improve the relationship in other areas which will get to. i think one of the things that's been interesting for people watching us china relations in the age of trump is that it deals tend to be. difficult to sustain if you look at the negotiations over trade with china if you look at u.s. negotiations with europe the deal seemed to be on and then they seem to be off i think the chinese have been more or less prepared for this given what's happening and if you looked at the diplomacy as particularly the trade diplomacy they were conducting during the trade negotiations with the united states there was a sense that the united states was not the only game in town the brics mattered african countries mattered courting japan mattered and china's sense of its foreign
relations was that while achieving a deal with the u.s. was important one would also have to prepare for. a non deal or a deal that made life much more difficult and this is where the broader context of us trying ever elations comes and the 1st thing to remember is that the last few years have seen a deterioration of relationships not just on the trade front but if you think if the security front if you think of the changes in chinese society under xi jinping there are sources of tension that extend well beyond the trade deal whether they are technological whether they're political whether they have to do with systemic change the idea that china is a rising power in the us a status quo power that the 2 sides at least for now have decided to you ex change small deals and we are yet to know. who benefits from more because i mean some could argue that on the on the eve of the air.