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antithesis of justice right sex but condemned saudi arabia's handling of the investigation the murder of journalist. concerns over security climate change and political correctness the damper on christmas cheer in the west. the brazilian comedy on netflix wiles' christians there over the depiction of a gay jesus we get reaction. it's just making a joke 2 out of a really sacred holiday for many catholics and many christians around the world if you don't like something that we learn don't.
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follow just past 10 pm here in moscow welcome to the program the 24th of december live from the out international world news center is kevin everything from the 1st that u.n. officials and rights groups have denounced saudi arabia's punishment of those involved in the murder of jonas jamal khashoggi saying it makes a mockery of justice 5 people who've been sentenced to death and 3 others to jail time over the killing but a u.n. appointed rights investigator believes the people actually behind the journalist cruel murder have been left untouched while the spokesperson for the u.n. secretary general's 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 full examination of any accountability for human rights violations committed in the case. jamal khashoggi was last seen entering the saudi conscient in istanbul in turkey in
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october 28th when he was mudded un report said his death was almost certainly a state planned execution but the saudis insist it was the result of a rogue operation. looks at how the death of the journalist who lived and worked in the u.s. 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 investigate says 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
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of weapons to the saudi monarchy however donald trump immediately ruled out any 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 tonight that instead of seizing the opportunity and 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 caving i was fighting to the last conceivable minute the u.s. can talk all it wants about human rights and condemn the pointless slaughter of
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civilians abroad however when it comes to the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia the deep financial and military interests are just too important to sidestep and it's almost musing that the saudi regime thinks that it would be a good public relations move to send inspired 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 trump's covering for the saudi regime is starting to look very peculiar i think even to you number of his supporters some of his more very far right wing republican supporters in congress
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have have arm together with progressive democrats on this issue. from festive markets with armed guards to claims of sanitizing santa to avoid offense it seems that for some in western countries christmas just isn't quite the same these days as southeast peter all of us been finding out. 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 nostrils and on anything 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
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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 vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities security is of course power amounts at all major of the send christmas markets on different tera at times the market in strands last year and here in berlin and 2016 are still fresh in the memory. you can run the most this festively is you like but these below 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 the sake of the christmas
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instead of sunset. i've just been shamed on a facebook group for using the name father christmas and told that santa is now seen as gender neutral it's a common trope in the press to say christmas is being done away with and this year it does seem quite difficult to do christmas without upsetting someone a good chunk of people polled say they backed a gender neutral santa christianity is pretty central to the christmas celebration christ after all is in the name the 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 pro 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
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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 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
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christmas period is what the people in europe those think of christmas 29 teens. do and don'ts. the family getting i want to tell you boy and each other so often dust the spirit of christmas the question is whether tradition is not the same as tradition be you. i think santa should just be what is 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 real issue with it for some population merry christmas mean something religious. with a merry 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 some form of was their own and wishing you all a very happy holidays in the hope that gender neutral sun brings you
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a sense of security. a thank you peter and another little flurry of festive firsts the climate debate has been in the headlines of course for the year is serious stuff but it seems christmas is not off the hook either activists are now at odds with a favorite seasonal pastime ice skating more specifically the ice rinks which pop up at this time here. explain. with the festive season in full swing what could be more typical of a winter wonderland than an ice skating rink across the world 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
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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 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 876 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
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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 of citizen of france to do that but i agree the thais rings are not good for global warming but this is only for winter it's not true that bad. no they isn't often said that kids keep everyone happy and it's in the most unlikely of places mexico in a bid to keep a win to feel to the holidays an eco friendly artificial ice rink has been installed back and with options like that it seems that there is no longer a reason to skate around the issue charlotte even ski. paris
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this will be to blame it is christmas eve is celebrating her christmas to you know this time of year think about the new year as well on the brink of a bradley 2020 different proteins outlining a plan to float bolstering rush's military might in the new year coming up what's the reasoning was to go to me to find out after the break. in a world of big partisan movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to plight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
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seem wrong why don't we all just don't call. me. yet to stamp out disdain become active. and engaged because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. again good evening from moscow russia's president gave an address at the ministry of defense on tuesday outline of the key challenges faced by the country's military
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as it heads into 2020 in particular the duma putin stressed the importance of strengthening the armed forces given the precarious state of the global arms control system right now but in a caution of the reports. well addressing the defense ministry the president said that russia is getting on to a new level of international military cooperation he added that $2900.00 so a lot of a factor of changes and particularly the sheer morton weapons and russia's nuclear triad has increased to 82 percent in 2019 and all that despite some traumatic challenges and the world including the volatile situation in the middle 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 ranges of up to 5500 kilometers and now the russian president believes that it is necessary to monny tour possible
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deployments of the american missile also of this particular class in various parts of the world including europe and asia pacific. was a worry because of this if you're concerned about the degradation of the control system i'm not talking about the united states use of the fabricated pretext to cuba agreement to medium and long range missiles in november washington also great 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 the united states missile defense systems grows given all of this we should continue making the stronger when the president also said that it's time to technically improve the industry he said that it's not a game of chance and a more where we can all be simply a satisfied by calling it a draw it's
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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 union and its role in the 2nd world war. we in some countries in europe and across the ocean they often try to pervert history and force the book trade 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 a resolution which basically draws an equivalence between hitler's germany and the soviet 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 where 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.
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a new brazilian t.v. comedy has left christians in the country fuming after putting a satirical apparently offensive twist on the story of jesus's life the netflix film depicts christ as a gay man who liked to party. you . know you don't want you to. well over 2000000 or saw that online petition calling for said show to be removed now from netflix they also want apology from the producers over the offensive calls but seems the brazilian you tube comedy group behind the production is not at all 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 i got the opposing view used to have radio and
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t.v. host current turkey meteorologist live all. 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 scary saying christmas is to score a singer major religion for a fact and it's just making a joke 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 of this petition and they 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 not mad here to defend the idea what it is to defend the idea of expression
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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 kill and quell than 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 so it should have the respect for the religion for the people that have spoken in this country
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and a respect for tradition you know it's. s.s. . from one talking point to another next the german parliament seen another heated debate over the country's migrant policy the green party suggested that refugee children should be brought to germany from cramped camps in greece but it's an idea that isn't widely supported it seems in the government 1st of all get the children out around 4000 children just on the islands lots of girls lots of friends are little people it's a requirement of humanity to help quickly the children can and must be helped in the fastest and most effective way on site i do not understand the helplessness of the greek and european authorities here. in the years since the start of the migrant crisis germany has received over $1800000.00 claims for asylum half a 1000000 of those with children figures show that only 35 percent of adult
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refugees in the country of so far managed to find a job they've got a tough task ahead of them many relying on state benefits but over in greece the country can barely manage a stream of refugees it's been forced to accept the fact the country's largest camps which is spread across 5 islands were meant to house at most 7500 migrants but they're now crammed with more than 40000 people human rights watch says the conditions there are unsafe for women and children and the calling on the governor to take action athan says indeed other e.u. countries should do more to share the burden of the migrant crisis and accept more people political analyst only broken or told us he thinks there is a need for a coherent long term solution instead of one time christmas offers. it is a crisis of countries being not prepared to live up to their self i mean commitment they signed international treaties. opposition polluted politicians before christmas can say whatever he wants because it doesn't have to erect consequences
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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 pops up why only children. camps why not also from known or from jordan so we have to develop something like coherent systems based on the law and principles and not just at heart fueling as of today if you are so humanitarian because it's christmas and therefore i do something and tomorrow i have other concerns this is not useful and it also doesn't fix the problem. you know his face and uniform space force is causing concern in china which says it sees that he military as a direct threat to peace may have on the relevant u.s. actions are serious violation of the international consensus on the peaceful use of
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outer space undermined global strategic balance instability and pose a direct threat to outer space peace and security we are deeply concerned about it and resolutely opposed to it the outer space security that the us seeks is the security for itself only things. we have a lot of things happening in space. space is the world's newest war fighting the space force will help us deter aggression and control the ultimate high ground . well the space force is the 1st new military service in the u.s. in 7 decades it's going to be made up of our own $16000.00 the air force and civilian personnel initially funding 040000000000 dollars without figures expected to grow to several 1000000000 in the future its mission or face of it to protect u.s. assets such as satellites used for communication and surveillance but so floaters from the anti war international action center claims it's more about washington and weaponized space here is really are
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a star wars on steroids you could say that's being proposed by. president trump in this new legislation the part of the largest u.s. military budget ever when you look at trump statements it's not only to replace weapons in space in his to dominate. this is a direct threat and so dangerous act there is an escalation a deliberate intentional as culmination of the threat against china a new enemy has created a new threat you could compare the militarization of space to the 800 u.s. bases around the world no one country has been to the aircraft carriers or global know where their country has been and now to place more weapons. well so i think look at it so far this tuesday night from russia if you're celebrating christmas like it was if you are of course
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a big christmas more frequent over the top of the but for now we're heading to our stateside studios again next the latest who knows guys watching the whole surface right after this break. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. as the night before christmas and all over the world people are mind seeking individual sovereignty so they're probably just when you think. there are good tennis and bad at it it's the bad news in yemen the united states
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deems to be the good. word in syria the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world. where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up the right way military juntas funding an army of death squads there's no. because there's always a small. really good. profit. in reading news and salyut a ship. you know it takes courage and a mad dash of belief to leave the comforts of your daily routine pick up a sigh join a group of strangers and stand up quietly in an act of protest against an oppressor
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institution or issue that strikes against your core values. which is why it's truly 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 the national police for strategy session back in january of 2019 canadian police were prepared to shoot indigenous land the penders 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 sounds so familiar i wonder where over where would the canadians get the idea to use sniper rifles on protesters let me
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contemplate that for a moment oh well that's right they learned by watching us here in the us i mean who could forget what all those patriotic all american apple pie folks at the federal bureau of investigation surprise details about an assassination plot than occupy protesters and. high 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 sneak them when the government chooses to meet protestors with violence it's time to ask yourself if that's a government worth fighting for and believing in as you start watching the hawks. if you.


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