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it is more in need of the dr in moscow for talks hoping to reach a cease fire deal to end civil war in the north african country. also washington warned iran and steps up its pressure campaign of sanctions as anti-government protests continue in the iranian capital over the accidental downing of a passenger plane which killed everyone on board. and the funds to boost infrastructure in east africa and prevent mass immigration to europe is in the firing line from human rights organizations to driving modern day slavery we speak with a human rights watch representative. e.u. in directly supporting this project these are forced labor to all working on these
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projects. and i will welcome you watching r.t. international with me. now libya's warring sides are in talks in moscow right now in the hope of finding a truce to end the civil war in the north african country it follows russian and turkish efforts to deescalate hostilities that have helped broker an initial cease fire in the conflict on sunday and think it will be 1st break in fighting in libya for months the talks underway in the russian capital are expected to put a political solution fact on the table among calls or oppose more on the potentially pivotal meeting. of the truce between the warring sides or suggests a meeting between russian president vladimir putin and his search for its rich up to the dollar. in istanbul just last week we cool on all parties to declare
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a sustainable cease fire supported by the necessary measures to be taken for stabilizing the situation on the ground and normalizing daily life in tripoli and other cities and now the libyan national army led by general controls most of the country at the moment and meanwhile un backed. governments off a national accord is internationally recognized now the fighting between the 2 sides intensified over the last few months with the general. army advancing towards tripoli meanwhile the turkey has been sending troops in order to help the u.s. and that government these negotiations are set somewhere to mark yet another step on the way to a peaceful solution to the conflict in libya libya has been sort of poured by
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the warring factions since the u.s. nato led interference into their country which was aimed at playing the head of the government moammar gadhafi back in the 11 years all saraj and to hell even hearts are will be there here in moscow already and we'll find out the results of those talks sometime during the day. to the iranian capital weapon lease have deployed tear gas against anti-government protesters the administration into iran is facing intense pressure after admitting that its forces accidentally shot down a ukrainian passenger plane on wednesday killing a 176 people on board mainly iranian nationals widespread mass vigils have been held for the victims the wait time stephanie turned into government rallies they wrongs armed forces admittedly ally was mistakenly identified as a cruise missile now. by its defense systems the top commander of iran's islamic
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revolutionary guard corps expressed his deepest condolences saying he had never felt more ashamed in his life. i swear to almighty god that i wished i were in that plane that crashed with the men had burned but did not witness this tragic incident we made a mistake and a number of our compatriots were martyred because of our mistake but it was an intentional we apologize we are sorry but we will make up for it. and officials in washington have spent the past 48 hours or so throwing their backing behind the protests and donald trump was among those to warn iran over its next moves so the leaders of iran do not kill your protesters thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you and the world is watching more importantly the usa is watching turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free stop the killing of your great iranian people i think about some pressure campaigners work in the mosque for
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this work and there's no other way for them to get the money they need to fund the guard to fund their regime to fund their malign activities and you're seeing protests now breaking out across tyrannical tensions thought after a u.s. drone attack 10 days ago which left a senior iranian commander dead in baghdad and it would seem instead of looking to calm the situation washington has opted to continue to apply marksman pressure on to iran because don of takes up the story. as washington seated on the verge of an all out war with iran it looked like it had just stepped outside of its comfort zone the risk of plunging the middle east into yet a nother disastrous conflict was an obvious weight on the u.s. but now with the tensions easing america is back in familiar territory waging a political and economic campaign to force its rival into submission what is our
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strategy pose the cousin to the man in killing and post the ballistic missile attack on the united states this is our strategy we are diplomatically and economically isolating their regime in iran in till they behave like a normal nation washington has charted these waters through and through and it's not afraid to get creative and putting iran under pressure after admitting to accidentally downing a ukrainian jetliner with more than a 170 people on board to iran has seen a fresh outbreak in antigovernment protests and demonstrators the haven't suffered from any lack of support from the u.s. with donald trump even taking a crash course in persian to write this tweet to the brave long suffering people of iran i've stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my administration will continue to stand with you we are following your protests closely and are inspired by your courage. translated no obstacles and no language barriers
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can stand in the way of democracy and to make sure that nothing is lost in translation here washington is backing up its words with action a method tried and trusted sanctions we are announcing additional sanctions against the iranian regime as a result of these our actions we will cut off billions of dollars of support to the iranian regime israel as its tradition was quick to cheer it always does whenever things take a turn for the worse for iran i commend president truman for imposing new and very harsh sanctions against his regime i must say that this was also doing close to the iranian decision to accelerate uranium enrichment i call on britain france and germany to join the american effort but few other nations share the excitement for iran a nation that spent decades under all flavors of sanctions being free of them is more of a challenge actually the united states on the wants thinks that sense that it's
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a superpower that it can do whatever it wants so it heard iran through sanctions that hurt china warfare and trade wars it tries to hurt russia through sanctions but ultimately what it does is that it brings these our countries closer to each other and other countries become more more more negative view of the u.s. government and i think in the in the long run what it does is that it diminishes the stature of the united states and the capability of the united states to maintain its had germany america's economic crusade against iran is rubbing europe the wrong way to the e.u. is in an ill tempered clash with washington over the iran nuclear deal which was derailed by the us we have been saying to us that we continue saying that we regret the u.s. decision to withdraw from the deal. and we continue to. leaving the deal is a key element of the lobel nuclear nonproliferation
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a future. and who to call for to the regional office to be to the extent of germany's convinced that iran should acquire have nuclear weapons for this reason we will continue to employ all diplomatic means to keep this agreement alive it is certainly not perfect but it is an agreement and it comprises commitments by all sides together we have made clear our regret and concern at the decision by the united states to draw from the j. c.p.o. a and to reimpose sanctions on iran and the us is dishing out new assurances it is ready to solve all this mess with words without preconditions even we will meet with them where want to sit down discuss without precondition a new way forward a a series of steps by which iran becomes a more normal country but in the past few years with iran alone the us went back on its word had 0 interest in its allies concerns and assassinated
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a high profile official they unilaterally branded a terrorist just a few months before so the u.s. can talk up diplomacy for sure they're one of the best at it you do have a hard time to find a nother country with a case of selective amnesia this severe for the promises it had made. according to a poll done by media in the u.s. a majority of americans disapprove of the way president trump or so far handled the escalating crisis in the middle east. you're trying to boost areas in africa are now being compared to driving modern day slavery that's the claim being made by human rights organizations against the e.u. the infrastructure project in eritrea the bid to improve the eastern african nation is now being described as the years of forced labor parties suffocate taylor report . if you've been on a 2 currency if your team back harboring a hidden disease is your neighbor planning on eating your pepperoni don't worry use
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got a regulation for everything but according to human rights organizations it's failed miserably to regulate its own behavior and it all started with an apparently innocent bed to boost security and eritrea will launching $20000000.00 euro program to rebuild the roads connecting both countries this will boost straight consolidate stability and have good benefits for the citizens of both countries through the gratian of sustainable growth and jobs so far so good unless of course you're the one put to work on this great collaboration because the chances are you're forced conscript the african nation has compulsory national service that used to last for 18 months but now sees people trapped in for over 20 years it's a practice it's been likened by human rights organizations the un and the european parliament to mass in slave mint conscripts compared national service to modern day slavery saying this for torture and other ill treatment arbitrary arrest and lack
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basic sanitation and hygiene form a conscript 72 hour weeks and harsh conditions with no food and pay equivalent to $17.00 a month is one of the main reasons eritrea is called the world's fastest emptying country as young men continue their mass exodus but despite knowing conscripts were being used generally the delicate situation and a country that was a lot in a guerrilla war for 3 decades the e.u. says that really had no idea that untoward things were going on. the e.u. does not pay for labor under this project the project only covers the procurement of materials and equipment to support the rehabilitation of roads in fact the e.u. doesn't even have an office in eritrea to monitor this ongoing project instead it relies on local authorities the agency is not monitoring the implementation of the project the project is carried out by the government and progress is monitored by
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the ministry of public works the e.u. is in trusting its project to an arm of the government which is internationally slammed as one of the world's worst human rights abuses which the u.n. describes as authoritarian and repressive and which lived under a un sanctions for 9 years it's almost as if the e.u. has something at stake here other than creating great roads of course like stemming the tide of migrants for example because 2016. 1000 eritreans apply for asylum in the bloc so yes this e.u. project will lift the local economy and bring peace but crucially it will create jobs and that will keep eritreans in their homeland to not crossing on to european shorts. in directly supporting this project by. material to help build the road problem is that what they need to make sure is that any support going to eritrea is not. some mentoring this incredibly
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repressive system and there are trends the land by the way which happens to be one of the most strategic areas in the world its coast runs along the red sea which is a key link between europe and asia it's also an ideal access point to an african market with low labor costs and it's a natural resource gold mine with gas gold oil zinc you name it eritrea's got it eric harris obviously placed in a very strategic location along the red sea it is the access to. see from ethiopia and from the european point of view it is obviously one of the countries which many asylum seekers here in europe are coming from and they're coming in there because of the human rights situation so it seems that when you've got something to gain it's easier to be. anonymous than your own employment law. so i had for you this hour the british government is under pressure to implement tougher foreign travel
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restrictions on known paedophiles would like to why it's being described as a global threats after the break. you should. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so if you want to be president and you. want. to be right to be close that's what before reasonable people. interested in the water. should. ponder the future and look into 2020 what fascinating stories will our way you know i've often said on
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this show that you can't have capitalism without capital capital without positive interest rates encouraging people to say. this next story this next whole show this next entire segment is going to be dedicated to this very notion. welcome back the u.k. government is facing pressure to apply greats of foreign travel restrictions to known paedophiles is claimed gaps in legislation leave youngsters especially in asia vulnerable to practice is the concern was possible report was handed over to m.p.'s in westminster following an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse and
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mentions such high profile cases for mcglowan world thing again he was found guilty in the u.k. for downloading child pornography. and then years later convicted in asia for abusing minors another is britain's worst ever pay to fall richard huckle he has $71.00 counts of sexual assaults on children most of them committed in malaysia where he worked as a teacher and received 20 to life sentences so he added with dust he has more on the inquiry. lock them up and throw away the key it's an argument you'll often hear from people when it comes to child abuse is and while the u.k. has come down on child abuse here in britain its legal system may be failing youngsters abroad that's because no known british sex offenders and suspects prosecuted for such crimes are still able to travel with some of them re-offending overseas in fact of the near 6000 sexual whomp aventure orders imposed in england and wales in the last few years only 11 also has foreign travel restrictions added
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meaning of all the registered sex offenders on record only around 0.2 percent have had their rights to foreign travel stopped and according to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse that could be having a devastating impact. to the u.k. . listed below the disaster. which must be huge and. this is an. example of really. and this is. the inquiry was given evidence of abuse by british travellers in countries ranging from kenya all the way to the philippines the report also found that abuses target disadvantaged families where relatives act as facilitators often financial poverty plays a key factor there's also areas too can also pose a particular risk last year oxfam start for accused of sexually exploiting children the haiti following devastating earthquakes in 2010 the issue that has been raised
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by the child abuse inquiry is an old one and has historically been going on for decades we have allowed people with child abuse convictions to travel out of the country and often times unless they're arrested in the destination country for the same issue then they go completely undetected the problem is we don't have a grip on child abuse in the u.k. if we did then we would be able to manage our paedophiles much better than we currently are not child abuse. yes we need not just to be looking at people who are going to be arrested in another country or indeed happen arrest in another country but we need to properly see who is leaving the country and who is coming into the country and if they have child abuse convictions we must see that very seriously indeed now the report concluded with recommendations for the government and topping the list was restricting foreign travel of sex offenders to ensure that youngsters and not just those in the u.k. are out of harms way. some of the other big stories around the globe for you now
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in alaska was one lucky man heard by b. olds he was rescued on thursday after surviving leave weeks to remote freezing loads of earth his home in the east as to sit in a valley burn down forcing him to sleep in a snow cave and live off canned goods until he was found. people in the philippines have been urged to leave their homes after the toll volcano erupted near the capital manila storms could be seen through the thick ash clouds disrupting the services of the capital's international airport scientists in the country are warning that the threat level is high and that the volcano could still be explosive in the coming days. the university of british columbia in canada is facing a free speech scandal and lawsuit after the institution opted to cancel an event to show jewel to the end of the month over what it called safety and security reasons
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it was intended to give a platform to a controversial u.s. journalist to talk about anti fascist groups like anti far and leftist extremism and the ngo has become a target for some anti for activists and his legal team are now looking into the cancellation of the contracts were signed between the university and the free speech club the director of the group has described it as giving those threatening violence the illusion of power. there's always been an option of hiring our own security working with police ensuring safety they wouldn't even allow us to have that option this time they said look security can't even handle the protesters they're getting more and more violent and that's not even an option also we're just going to outright cancel the school has told us look just don't bring anybody controversial and they will protest and you'll have no problems but actually what is happening is that they're emboldening these protesters who are violent and they're giving them the illusion of power and if they have power no doubt they'll
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use it and abuse it at this point we're probably going to take the school to court it's going to go to the supreme court and we believe that the law is on our side so when the judge when the supreme court rules that we are correct we will bring back the speaker to the school and will make it a vent that is 10 times bigger because we can because that is what free speech is about and i stated that it's british columbia university said not to have given in to the threats but the institution defended its decision explaining the generalists event was a potential target the reason for the cancellation is the concern about safety and security of our campus community the appropriate response to violent extremists who threaten access to information in the academy is not to give in to their demands by canceling the event and the outcomes with protesters being involved in a number of violent incidents at the same university already.
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we heard from the director of the free speech club again who told us freedoms are being stifled that it's institutions and on the streets of cairo that. this isn't just happening with us it's happening all over the country it's a new trend where publicly funded institutions think that they can just deny the right to free speech when they can't they're taking money from the government they're part of the public sphere the suppression of free speech is not only happening on the institutional level in canada but it's also happening on the streets with these violent protesters society is so divided politically that now we have our own perceptions of what is and isn't free speech that's where the real problem comes from our side has this perception of the many people as their perception and it's become so tribal politically we're so divided but we're
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breaking up into these little bubbles and these little echo chambers and that is where the issue is in other words we're basically speaking a different language. would have to pay your thoughts on this story and anything else i do get in touch by following us on social media we're back at the top of the hour with the latest for you that. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see if. the world is driven by dreamers shaped by the one percent there was.
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hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle on this edition of crossfire as we conduct a post mortem of the recent us around conflict what has changed and what bodes for the future issues the mainstream corporate media refuse to discuss. cross-cutting some real news i'm joined by my guest gandhi's and is a professor at the higher school of economics as well as author of that ok of western civilization and resurgence of russia we also have dmitri bobbitt she's a political analyst and editor in a semi internet media project and he and the london across alexander macarius he is
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a writer on legal affairs as well as editor in chief of the duran dot com our german cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciated let me go to alexander in london you know over the past 10 days or so we've heard the term escalation deescalation purports tional and one of the things i think that is mr very much is the how the behave the behavior on the side of the leadership and to iran and in washington we term asymmetrical was used all of the time and i think indeed it was asymmetrical but for very very different reasons to iran was being strategic and political while trump was relying upon sanctions and the 3rd and and the demand that the united states be remain inside of iraq against the will of the. people in government and parliament there that is what makes this all asymmetrical and i think you can draw different conclusions about as media likes to do who won and who lost go ahead alex and well
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i think that is what i mean i think the fundamental difference is that the iranians deployed the entire strategic range of their assets they weren't together their their foreign policy their diplomats they bring to get their political leaders they build bring in their intelligence operatives their military people order their economic assets such as they are and they set themselves very clear objectives which they don't let themselves be diverted from and their own objectives now clearly defined easy is to try to get the united states out of the middle east out of iraq specifically out of areas where they can threaten iraq iran the united states by contrast what we see there is a dysfunctional government which doesn't have any kind of clear long 6 long established plan so you have different people pushing for different objectives you
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have people look wanting to escalate as you put it which means essentially having a war you see the u.s. government forced into frantic diplomacy through the swiss embassy in tehran which it now turns out it was the united states which initiated it was lee u.s. and having started the escalation became panicked and saw the way out to deescalate in other words they don't have clear objectives and they're not working towards those objectives instead you get the impression of a very powerful country stretching around and throwing bombs and some directions killing people in other directions threatening people with sanctions but it isn't coherent and. you wouldn't get that impression from mainstream media go ahead glenn go ahead just going to say this.


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