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that's easy and very for. the mountains of least only grow. the antithesis of justice rights experts condemned saudi arabia's handling of the investigation into the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. plus concerns over security climate change and political correctness a damper on christmas cheer in the west. and a brazilian comedy on the christians there over the depiction of a gay jesus we get reaction. just making a joke out of a really sacred holiday for many many christians around the world if you don't like something have we learned don't know how much it.
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a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at our teacher in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. u.n. officials and rights groups have denounced saudi arabia's punishment of those involved in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi saying it makes a mockery of justice 5 people have been sentenced to death and 3 others to jail time over the killing and you want to point out rights investigator believes the people actually behind the journalist cruel murder have been left untouched like spokesperson for the u.n. secretary general has also stressed the importance of a further probe. the secretary general continues to stress the need for an independent and impartial investigation into the murder to ensure a full examination of any can accountability for human rights violations committed in the case. jamal khashoggi was last seen entering the saudi consulate in istanbul in turkey and october 2018 or he was murdered on a port said his death was almost certainly a state planned execution but the saudis insist it was the result of
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a rogue operation kill mob and looks at how the death of the journalists who lived and worked in the us affected washington's relations with riyadh. the assassination of jamal khashoggi shocked the world and drew massive condemnation a saudi court recently sentenced 5 people to death and 3 more to jail over that killing however if you thought that this ruling would draw a line under the case think again this is what the washington post workers showed you work had to say the complete lack of transparency on the saudi government's refusal to cooperate with the independent investigator is suggests that this was merely a sham trial now immediately after the killing last october many pointed a finger directly at the saudi monarchy among them are u.s. senators austria the netherlands denmark and finland immediately banned the sales of weapons to the saudi monarchy however donald trump immediately ruled out any
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such ban in the united states and he made no secret about his reasons but as to whether or not we should stop $110000000000.00 from being spent in this country knowing they have 4 or 5 alternatives 2 very good alternatives that would not be acceptable to break for the past 2 years democrats and republicans have called for the u.s. flow of arms to saudi arabia to stop those same arms have been used to lay waste to yemen sense 2015.
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but now it seems the battle to stop those. arms exports is over on friday donald trump was presented with a congressional defense spending bill by the u.s. congress and that bill contained no anti saudi measures some democrats are furious votes this would be a pool to know that instead of seizing the opportunity to end illegal u.s. participation in the horrific saudi led bombings of yemen congress will continue to fund trump's unconstitutional will the blame game is now in full swing with congressman denying that they capitulated by letting the bill pass i wasn't cavan i was fighting to last conceivable minutes the u.s. can talk all it wants about human rights and condemn the pointless slaughter of civilians abroad however when it comes to the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia the deep financial and military interests are just
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too important to sidestep and it's almost musing that the saudi regime thinks that it would be a good public relations move to sentence 5 low level participants to death in a secretive process it just continues to make them look like a very backwards state where justice is not served in the house and senate have now repeatedly voted in multiple votes in amendments to end in bipartisan fashion to end the u.s. involvement in this horrific horrific war in yemen democrats could have very easily negotiated harder and said if this provision was not in that they would have voted it down and they chose not to do that i think trumps covering for the saudi regime is starting to look very peculiar i think even to number of his supporters some of his more very far right wing republican supporters in congress and have armed together with progressive democrats on this issue. from festive markets with
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armed guards to claims of sanitizing santa to avoid offense it seems that for some western countries christmas just isn't quite the same anymore as artists but are with more. christmas in europe what a wonderful time of the year christmas markets in full swing perfect for those last minute gifts the smell of sweet treats teasing you know nostrils and on an evening walking in a movie in the list streets perhaps not built with a special someone to keep you from the wind to chill not a care in the world but goodwill to all thought in recent times that's also come with increased security travel warnings and with some traditions now deemed woke what could be called the whole whole whole marginalization of the christmas period the terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in germany you should be
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vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities security is of course our mounted all major of the send christmas markets on different terror times the market in strasburg last year and here in berlin and 2016 are still fresh in the memory. you can run them over this festively as you like but these balls in the bar is there to try and stop christmas markets becoming a target again. this also should be to a number of questions raised over the inclusive or to have some christmas traditions with one person being publicly shamed for saying father christmas instead of sunset. i've just been shamed on a facebook group for using the name father christmas and told that santa is now
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seen as gender neutral it's a common trope in the press to say christmas is being done away with this year it does seem quite difficult to do christmas without upsetting someone a good chunk of people polled say they boxed agenda neutral santa christianity is pretty central to the christmas celebration christ after all is in the name but one school in the u.k. decided to change the words to the carol away in a manger from little lord jesus to baby boy jesus prompting a prole from parents and national newspapers alike saying this was inclusive it's gone too far in france there's a ban on the titty scenes under their religious imagery laws the mayor of bessie is rebels and faced backlash once the go to seasonal salutation only really in north america happy holidays is the right way to wish people well we're told with merry
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christmas deemed inappropriate by some even if you avoid the causing offense minefield you can still fall down on the environmental impact of christmas 57 percent of those polled here in germany said they would i the limit that you solve all abundant entirely christmas lights over environmental concerns if you prefer a real christmas tree good luck finding one in some parts of the usa where over the last 5 years christmas tree shortages have been reporters with changes in temperature and rainfall cited among the reasons there's even been advice published over how to correctly argue with your climate change denying relatives over the christmas period is what the people in europe those think of christmas 29 teens. do and it's. good to know i want to tell you boy and each other so often just the
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spirit of christmas the question is whether tradition is not the same as why it wouldn't tradition be inclusive she writes and i think santa should just be what he's always been and that's a big. think that would be wonderful just to have a female presence as a father christmas i'm big on tradition so i think there's always been santa i don't think there's any way that for some population merry christmas means something religious that i will continue with a matter of christmas for me i think happy holidays is fine i think everybody should celebrate his own hold of it but he read it to accept friends relatives so horrible it was their own and wishing you all a very happy holidays in the hope that gender neutral santa brings you a sense of security. building. france's largest
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telecoms company and its former chief executive has been found guilty of moral harassment following a series of staff suicides during the 2000 france telecom which has since been renamed orange had recently been privatized and was being restructured at the time that process caused thousands of job cuts and thousands more employees were placed in different roles which are often described as degrading as a result of the stress caused by the overhaul $1000.00 workers took their own lives a court has now ordered orange to pay a 75000 euro fine and the former c.e.o. and 2 other former executives 2 time in prison some of the victims' relatives were in court to hear the ruling. since we are satisfied and happy 1st and foremost because according to the extracts from the letter that were read out to us by the court what happened has been recognized as wrong as a reprehensible ira. i'm glad that these. been delivered it was a decision we expected it was very important for the victims to be heard i'm very
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grateful to my lawyers and to everyone who supported us it is highly significant up until now moral harassment has not been recognised as a crime and punished at the judicial level. friday's ruling was significant and that it was the 1st time a french court had found a corporation guilty of institutional harassment but a lawyer for the company's former chief executive says he intends to appeal. says. we're talking about interpersonal harris meant by a boss in relation to an employee i believe that this decision is completely and reasonable it has no legal basis. the climate debate has been in the headlines for most of the year and it seems christmas is not off the hook either activists are now at odds with a favorite seasonal pastime ice skating and more specifically the ice rinks which pop up at this time of year charlotte devinsky explains. with the festive season in full swing what could be more typical of
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a winter wonderland than an ice skating rink across the world to thousands of temporary ones are directed every year and for many skittering across the ice is a magical experience but it seems not everyone is in or in the future of rinks could be on thin ice as the traditional ice rink has become the latest battleground for climate change french city wren has canceled its one citing concerns over the carbon footprint needed to maintain it in a few years it is not certain that there will still be snow at christmas but it is certain that there will no longer be an open air ice rink this is good news for the planet's meanwhile in bordeaux rising costs financially and environmentally mean the outdoor skating rink was cancelled for the 3rd year running the outdoor skating rink is absolutely not in she with the times keeping an outdoor ice rink cold
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consumes a lot of electricity open for a little over a month the city hall skating rink cost $70000.00 euros france's 1st indoor ice skating rink opened in paris an 8 $176.00 it was an immediate hit and the idea has remained popular ever since but now with concerns about climate change is it time for us to rethink some of our traditions we asked people here in paris has this popular activity weighs up against the cost to the environment since i disown them it's a tradition to have an open air skating ring like this it's magical it brings christmas spirit and there's not much snow it's good to have the rain at the national depends when it's cold enough and it's possible. but where it's not cold enough it doesn't have to be. you know we've seen many changes in the climate so i think it's very good very good of some parts or citizen
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of france to do that but i agree the tie strings are not good for global warming but this is only for winter it's not true that bad. not so they isn't often said that could keep everyone happy and it's in the most unlikely of places mexico in a bid to keep a winter feel to the holidays an eco friend the artificial ice rink has been installed and with options like that it seems that there is no longer a reason to skate around the issue charlotte ski altie paris still to come in the program a lot of reporting has outlined a plan for bolstering russia's military might and 2020 the details after the break . so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy from day
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shouldn't let it be an arms race is often spearing dramatic development is only going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. you know world of big partners. and conspiracies it's time. to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
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welcome back russia's president gave an address at the ministry of the friends on tuesday outlining the key challenges faced by the country's military as it heads into 2020 in particular volodymyr putin stressed the importance of strengthening the armed forces in the korea's state of the global arms control system i did a question about house the details. well addressing the defense ministry the president said that russia is getting on to a new level of international military cooperation he added the 2019 so a lot of facts of changes and particularly the sheer modes and weapons and russia's nuclear try it has increased to 82 percent in 2019 and holds that despite some. dramatic challenges and the world including the volatile situation in the middle
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east and also the u.s. decision to pull out of the i asked treaty which is the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty now that treaty banned a land based ballistic missiles with that ranges of up to 5500 kilometers and now the russian president believes that it is necessary to monitor possible deployment of the american missile also of this particular class in various parts of the world including europe and asia pacific. was a worry because we're seriously concerned about the degradation of the global control system i'm not only talking about the united states' use of the fabricated pretext to cuba agreement to medium and long range missiles in november washington also created uncertainty over the open skies treaty it's also unclear what the prospects for the strategic offensive production straight to this comes as the potential of the united states missile defense systems grows given all of this we
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should continue making the stronger on the president also said that it's time to technically improve the industry he sat of that it's not a game of chance and the more where we can all be a simply a satisfied by calling it a draw it's a military organization of the state and it should be brought to the highest standard now apart from speaking about the challenges facing the russian military the president also touched upon the international perception of the saif union and its role in the 2nd world war in europe to exterminate. in some countries in europe and the cross the ocean they often try to history and for how the world was before the beginning of the 2nd world war and this is a logical continuation of that process recently the european parliament adopted to . resolution which basically draws an equivalence between hitler's germany and the
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so the union tacitly suggesting them directly saying that the soviet union was responsible for the beginning of the war that's of course complete nonsense so with the architecture of the global arms control crumbling this was the russian president stating the challenges for the russian military and the year to come. a new brazilian t.v. comedy has left christians and the country fuming after putting a satirical and apparently offensive twist on the story of jesus' life the netflix film depicts christ as a gay man who like to party. don't want you. to. over 2000000 have signed an online petition calling for the show to be removed from netflix they also want an apology from the
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producers over the offense it's caused but the brazilian due to a comedy group behind the production is not backing down as the petition against his picks up steam we celebrate the success of yet another one of god's creations our christmas special the 1st temptation of christ remains ever more powerful we've got reaction from radio and t.v. host karen turk and media analyst lionel. i don't know what this brazilian comedy troupe is spanking with offending the audience that they're going after it's just wrong it's just spray sing christmas is to score a singer major religion for a fact and it's just making a joke 2 out of a really sacred holiday for many catholics and many christians around the world 1st and foremost what this is the greatest marketing ploy to take some 2nd rate 2 bit comedy and now elevated internationally look if you don't like something don't watch it people can talk turn off the t.v. but it's another thing that the people are speaking through this petition and they
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feel that it's wrong and they don't want to air and on netflix and you know what let netflix polit since the beginning of time since galileo there have been people who have dared to take on certain things which proved to be most problematic and the mad here to defend the idea when it here is to defend the idea of expression and that's it and i could sit there and i can write down why this is blasphemous and it's true whatever you think it's terrific but we not only going to have a sharlee go again do we learn from this i'm all for letting people see this so long as netflix and the makers of this particular tour de force can look me in the on and say they will consider making a joke about muhammad or abraham or any other religion i think that really what needs to happen is we need to start to have respect for religions but the reality is that the people have spoken and they want this thing taken down the best way to
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kill and quell and just dilute any kind of negative idea that you don't like is to be indifferent to it i think that they should have had a little more attacked and putting this thing out about christmas now should have the respect for the religion for the people that have spoken in this country and a respect for tradition you know it's. the german parliament is embroiled in a debate over migrants yet again the green party has suggested that refugee children should be brought to germany from cramped camps and greece but it's an idea that isn't widely supported and the government 1st of all get the children out around 4000 children just on the islands lots of girls lots of fungi loosely people it is a requirement of humanity to help quickly the children can and must be helped in the fastest and most effective way. i do not understand the hopelessness
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of the greek and european authorities here. and the years since the start of the migrant crisis germany has received over $1800000.00 claims for asylum half a 1000000 of those were from children figures show that only 35 percent of adult refugees in the country have so far managed to find a job many relying on state benefits greece however can barely manage the stream of refugees it's been forced to accept the country's largest camps spread over locations on 5 islands were meant to house around a total of 7000 migrants but are now crammed with 40000 people human rights watch says the conditions there are unsafe for women and children and call on the government to take action and says other e.u. countries should do more to share the burden of the migrant crisis and accept more people talking on the demands by germany's green party political analysts who are broken or told us coherent long term solutions are needed instead of one time christmas offers. it is
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a crisis of countries being not prepared to live up to their self i mean commitment that they signed international treaties. as an opposition pollute politicians before christmas can say whatever he wants because it doesn't have to erect consequences the government prefers to keep working on a coherent european multilateral solution and that any unilateral actions like let's take a number of kids is understandable but then the question of why only children from camps why not also from devon on or from jordan so we have to develop something like coherent systems based on the rule of law and principles and not just at heart few leaders of today i feel so humanitarian because it's christmas and therefore i do something and to morrow i have other concerns this is not useful and it also doesn't fix the problem that's
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a global news wrap up for now but i'll be back at the top the hour with the latest thanks for tuning in. to. join me every thursday on the alex salmond schill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sport i'm showbusiness i'll see that. this is a stick from the water bottle found in the stomach of the fish the brand is part of the coca-cola company which sells millions of bottles of soda every day the idea was that let's tell consumers they're the bad ones they're the litter box or throwing us away industry should be blamed for. this ways the company has promised
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to reuse the plastic. caps and 6. man. assessment of just funding me. on the. plan now the mountains of lease only grow higher. readings and salyut a shims. you know it takes courage and a mad dash of belief to leave the comforts of your daily routine pick up a side join a group of strangers and stand up quietly in an act of protest against an oppressor institution or issue that strikes against your core values which is why it's truly
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tragic to see the news that in response to an environmental protest law enforcement forces in canada contemplated bullets the guardian is reporting that according to recently revealed records from a national police force strategy session back in january of 2019 canadian police were prepared to shoot indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern british columbia in fact the royal canadian mounted police argued that lethal overwatch is required. lethal action my friends for a group of indigenous people trying to keep their land free from pollution destruction and greed you know that that that sounds so familiar i wonder where oh where would the canadians get the idea to use sniper rifles on protesters let me
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play that for a moment oh no that's right they learned by watching us here in the us i mean who could forget where all those patriotic all american apple pie folks at the federal bureau of investigation surprise details about an assassination plot on occupy protesters in houston so much make sense now they're just following their neighbors in response to the guardian an r.c.m.p. spokesperson declined to comment on the specifics of the documents and instead told the newspaper that quote while planning the raid police took into account the remote location and the unpredictable nature of what we could face the remote location what makes it easier for you to snipe them when the government chooses to meet protestors with violence it's time to ask yourself if that sagada woman worth fighting for and believing in as you start watching the hawks.
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this. is sort. of. like you know that i got. one of them on the watching the hog tie rope and to a but before we get to canada and snipers and everything else let us 1st now go to the death of japs geoffrey epstein which is quickly becoming the story that wouldn't die and things. goodness it keeps getting deeper uglier and even more bizarre my friends despite recent claims that the surveillance footage of epstein 1st suicide attempt had conveniently disappeared much like john f. kennedy's brain disappeared from the national archives no it's true it did assistant u.s. attorneys jason swerd gold and.

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