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this is true because. we. still know children. despite former chemical weapons watchdog inspectors calling a report on syria's 2018 do in an instant contradictory the west continues to defend it and the u.n. security council clashes sparked a fierce debate some of them to the new political. world are you like the russians pushing that own spin and that we must defend the credibility and the findings of the p c w. also this hour rising global and appalling is undermining confidence in capitalism a new report finds as the world's richest and most powerful gather in the 50th world economic forum in the swiss alps. and as the u.s.
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secretary of state meet men as well an opposition leader want to go american companies get an extension to trade with venezuelan oil companies bypassing sanctions. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. the u.n. security council has witnessed heated debates over a probe by the global chemical weapons watchdog into an incident in the syrian city of durham up back in 2018 the u.s. and the u.k. defended the report despite leaks casting serious doubt on whether a chemical attack took place all. let's just be in no down there was this chemical weapons attack in june we must defend the credibility and the findings of the
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o.p.c. w. the story with the extremely young clear p.c. to be report has become like an infected wound what counts it's a final considered assessment it is russia and the assad regime that lack credibility on this issue some of invented a new paradigm. the world of highly like the russians putting their own spin and their own version of russian efforts to exploit the platform of the security council to further its own political and military agenda in syria. any attempt to question the work of the mission is immediately brought in to fire american and british colleagues to slander and smear the russian federation's out human is laughable this is a brazen to some formation campaign during that session a former o.p.c. w. specialist claimed the fact finding team had serious misgivings that a chemical attack had occurred that's after his visa application to attend the meeting in person was rejected or to scale up and was following the meeting. the
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united nations convened a meeting in which the results of the o.p.c. w.'s investigation into the alleged chemical attack in the syrian syrian city of duma in 2018 was discussed now that report from the oas o.p.c. w has come into question after information was revealed leaks cited that crucial evidence was essentially left out of that final report and that crucial evidence that was left out could have pointed toward the attack being staged in henderson who was a weapons inspector he participated with the o.p.c. w in their fact finding mission in duma he doesn't agree with that he says that he pretty much based on the evidence has concluded that the canisters were placed manually they were not dropped from an airplane this is what in henderson said to the u.n. meeting speaking through video link this is what he in henderson said the findings
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. were contradictory. to. really use of the interim report. 2000 and. 2 was a serious misgivings that a chemical attack. now in henderson is himself an expert on chemical weapons and the forensic investigations into them furthermore he actually participated in the official o.p.c. w investigation but regardless that did not stop certain voices from trying to cast doubt on what he said to the u.n. meeting take a listen mr henderson's pape has a pitch reflex
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a person and. of course their own. bound to be robust exchanges of views with voices differing from others in any scientific process but what counts is the final considered assessment now the syrian government has been absolutely adamant and clear it had nothing to do with the chemical incident some countries. led by the united states of america. continue to exceed the provisions of the convention on the point of chemical weapons by politicizing the war of the o.p.c. w. and to trying to. go from the track it was created to the o.p.c. w a report that was released in march basically accuse the syrian government of being responsible for the chemical incident.
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ever since then we've had wiki leaks publish a number of of leaks and information e-mails showing that there just was not unanimous agreement within the o.p.c. w. about who was responsible for the attack based on that this report from the o.p.c. w has been widely questioned allies of the united states seem to insist that the syrian government is responsible and the opi c.w. report is conclusive and shouldn't be question so once again we have debate over the chemical incident and countries around the world are just not seeing eye to eye when it comes to the incident and how the investigation was carried out i think the americans are going to continue to turn from you know that it's clear and what they
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will do to uphold their narrative and in fact what we heard is a final report and then we also have these whistleblowers who are made up of the actual scientists and the americans are saying we'd like to report let's just move on and the russians are saying wait a minute let's listen to the international scientists because it sounds like this science didn't actually go into the. 5000 so obviously both the russians and americans can sell you the scene and with your p.c. don't you want to focus on whether you're talking about troop or one of the scientists who are pushing it goes it doesn't actually represent the point. we spoke with now freelance journalist or a car previously barred by newsweek from reporting this story on the o.p.c. the leaks he quit in protest after the magazine's management gag him. there is no
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reporting on the issue in the western media this is not something is going to go away it's very serious so. you know we've seen absolutely no reporting about this in the western media if we have. intelligence officials from the united states that can influence the reports of this body opens the doors to many more situations where you know genuine chemical weapons attacks might not be treated in the same way because the reputation of the body is not taken seriously i think we've already started to see the kind of counter propaganda from the united states already kind of trying to change the narrative of the c.w. must keep. in check and hold his government to account for chemical weapons attacks but it's completely counter what what the information that we have a president of. the world's $22.00 richest men have more wealth than all women in
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africa combined that's according to a report by charity oxfam on the scale of global inequality it comes as the world economic forum a gathering of the world's rich and powerful celebrates its 50th anniversary in the swiss alps resort city at davos and amid these rising rifts between the rich and the poor confidence in capitalism is diminishing around the globe as dollar quarter explains. how many billionaires does it take to change the light bulb of the world economy $119.00 apparently that's how many will be converging on the world economic forum in davos this year to discuss the topic but some people showed up early to their ivory tower. every year davos hosts billionaires bankers and politicians of the ruling class to talk about issues of global importance and how they want to shape the future and every year it's the same old story the economic forum is celebrating its 50th
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anniversary some things have changed many things haven't changed all that much a tool except the situation is only getting worse as elite forums like davos fail to provide any serious solutions a recent oxfam report revealed just how widely vast the fish are between rich and poor has become it says the top one percent has as much wealth as the poorest wait for it 6900000000 people that means if you had saved 10 $1000.00 and that's a lot every day since the egypt pyramids were built 4500 years ago you would have just a fraction of the wealth of any of the world's top billionaires still can't comprehend how much money that is let's try to visualize it if everyone sat on their total wealth made up of $100.00 bills the majority would be sitting on the floor the middle class at about chairs height and the 2 richest men in the world they'd be
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way out in space this shocking economic situation isn't just a set of statistics though it was the root cause of real chaos that plagues some of the world's most unequal countries and 2019. i. am has proposed an additional point 5 percent tax on the ultra rich to level the playing field a bit it could be a good solution in a world where the rich actually pay their taxes $1.00 of the world's biggest companies for example amazon didn't pay a dime of u.s. corporate taxes on its $11200000000.00 worth of profits in 2018 in
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a system where there's different rules for the commoners and the captains of industry it's no wonder people across the globe think capitalism has done more 'd harm than good in the past i think we're coming to of a point in human history in wish we are beginning to see the end of capitalism now it has produced. a situation where it is both of global system but it has produced results that are simply unacceptable and you see millions and i think bill use of the americans and people around the world simply saying this system doesn't perform in the way we want and that kind of feeling reflected in polls everywhere is usually the beginning of the inequality has been there since the beginning of time why should you even bother while the problem is if the current levels of inequality are not solved it's just
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a matter of time before everything crashes don't take my word for it take the one from the international monetary fund our new research shows that inequality tends to increase before a financial crisis signaling a strong link between inequality and financial stability if we act and act together we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the $920.00 s. in the 2020s. so as the world's elites are skiing past their luxury as resorts in the alps it feels like the rest of us are being blindly led off a cliff we had much ever gets we in the economics profession that the kinds of inequality we see today is responsible for example for many deaths that did not meet that have to the poor of the world the ones that are only able to get by are the ones who die early who suffer from diseases for which we have already
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the cures who suffer the poor education that keeps them and their children who are so we already know that the social and human costs of the inequality are staggering and are hampering economic development for everybody. here our secretary of state has not with one wideout in colombia warning that washington will increase its support for the man who proclaimed himself in term president of venezuela last year my compact called for cooperated to remove acting president nicolas maduro. it's a failed state and the bye for democracy is valuable and real assistance rather valuable real to the europeans as it is the americans and so we are working closely alongside them to deliver freedom for the people of venezuela no no one should have heard ideas of if they do we underestimated. what's been underestimated is the desire for freedom the rest of the hearts of the venezuelan people we are
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collectively the europeans the other countries in south america united states germany to deliver that outcome for the people do you think the u.s. has also given another 90 day extension for american oil companies to keep working with venezuelan oil companies without being subjected to sanctions the extended waiver exams of 5 major firms the trump administration has imposed sanctions on progress several times to cut its oil revenues which account for most of the country's income sanctions brand american companies from participating and missiles economy while the u.s. had waivers to its firms the white house keeping sanctions on maritime firms and vessels transporting venezuelan oil to cuba and even to other countries for trading with krokus. russia's state owned oil company ross nafta continues to purchase crude oil coal goes from p.t. vs a venezuela's state owned oil company in defiance of u.s. sanctions and russia their c.e.o. igor sechin continues to throw
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a lifeline to the regime most of the blame for venezuela's economic collapse and humanitarian disaster falls squarely on venezuela's rulers but china has been by far venezuela's largest lender supporting poor governance the europeans are making a real miscalculation here in this no sanctions can push the regime to was compromise we do think the reluctance on the part of the e.u. has been unhelpful. professor what an american studies daniel saw things that the u.s. is being hypocritical and not allowing other countries to work with and as well as energy sector this shows the extremely hypocritical nature of sanctions is a selective. share. in the massive us corporation. this. explains a lot of the country's resources neither its well as well or career ready ready. you know because the truck government will look the other way. but the sanctions
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this is blockade is 'd airtight and it comes to punishing. 30000000 people the u.s. strategy has always been to overthrow the. revolutionary government so they can go in to win as well in p.t. ready. these are some of the most massive oil reserves in the world. and new u.s. base force uniform and they would loom camouflage print has planted confusion critics do not understand the choice and i felt the need to point out that there are no trees in space. just as we have recognized land air sea and cyber has vital war fighting domains we will now treat space as an independent region with today's action we open another great chapter in the extraordinary history of the united states military.
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'd that eerily similar to our earth force uniforms you're going to be hiding behind that speed. something. is there a lot of woodland combat environment since clearly you've never been to endorse. my dog is about to camouflage for space than whatever that is if you're looking to save the taxpayers money this is only $3.00 in wal-mart's infant section. who cares that i come out i'm still more i'm broke we have a dumb spice force. that's out of this
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world so the co-ordinates let's trade. with britain finally said to quit the new prime minister boris johnson's hunt for new trade partners has turned to africa but his past comments on the continent as well as double standards when it comes to commerce there are raising fresh questions charlie i didn't start the reports. prime minister boris johnson is on his latest charm offensive in an attempt to re-establish and boost post threats at business relations and his efforts to woo he's hosted the u.k. african summit right here in london addressing several african leaders though interestingly it was on a much smaller scale than back to his counterparts in russia and india china boris johnson's affair was slightly more intimate hosting just $21.00 of the nation's representatives though in his pitch the prime minister did acknowledge there were various competitors when it comes to investing in africa's economy but said that
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britain in fact would lead the way and nobody could match britain's quote breadth and depth of expertise and while presenting the u.k. as one of the finest partners for africa boris johnson also mentioned the change of the immigration system within the united kingdom by putting people before possible . we will be able to attract the best talent from around the world wherever they may be so boris johnson they're saying will put people before passports but that small so apart from his former rhetoric that he spouted way back in 2002 in fact he referred to africa as a blot and even refused to acknowledge the role of britain's colonial past when it comes to the continent's economic problems the continent may be a blot but it is not a broad support our conscience the problem is not that we once in charge but that we are not in charge anymore now at the summit boris johnson made even further
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beneficial pledges to the african leaders he called for an immediate end to the u.k. taxpayers' money going anywhere near any coal mining industries in the region and it's all to do with the drive towards ending climate change from today the british government will no longer provide any new direct official development assistance dismissable critically pollution. coal mining coal power plants. sounds attractive but despite the direct investment that the u.k. has in the coal mining industry actually one of the biggest companies involved 1 is anglo american and it's actually based right here in london so despite the u.k. saying it's going to curb coal emissions overseas some of those involved seem to be a lot closer to home which leads me to say one final question can boris johnson's pitches today manage to convince african leaders to go ahead working forward with him in the future not to mention of course the other global powers as competitors
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we discuss this with a host of aren't who's going underground afshin rattansi there may be pitfalls i had in johnson's bid to start trade deals with africa. of course this is down to break said british boris johnson thinks that quick trade deals can be made with african countries he may have another thing coming to him of course china is notable for its massive trade investment strategies in africa they've been going on for more than a decade actually they've been going on for centuries but of course in the new chinese error they have been continuing where the british companies with their colonial reputations with their reputations for linkages between themselves an arms deals and appalling mining mining scandals are regarding british companies is another matter similarly there are british troops in mali there's a strong british military presence so how the military presence the scandals over
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mining over the colonial inheritance how these will feature in a sudden easy quick fix to grex it problems as regards britain's trade deficit will have to wonder about that. after 30 years of voicing a controversal indian american character on the hit u.s. t.v. show the simpsons and as arya is stepping down as are added it's the right thing to do with the character called our poor along the subject of criticism over allegations of racism. broadcasters and i'll give you the entire bottle i'm so sorry our arranged marriage will not come to pass a merge look who i brought on. are you rounding up immigrants. and goes are you who is white has been voicing the character since 1990 is an indian immigrant who runs a convenience store and uses the catch phrase thank you come again the criticism of
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the character of heightened after the release of a documentary in 2017 which argue about who is a negative stereotype of south asian people the author of the documentary tweeted about his nuance concerns my documentary the problem with the op who was not made to get rid of it. but to discuss race representation among community which i love very much it was all about how you can love something the simpsons and still be critical about aspects of it that really in the author of the novel my and a journalist covering art and culture suggested why the man behind the voice may have had enough now to hear hank azaria say that he's not going to voice the character anymore it makes you wonder if it's a personal decision on his part or if the simpsons producers are doing a 180 for him it might just be doesn't want to deal with the hassle i mean this is not the only voice role he has on the show does not his only show on television so
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i can understand a guy not wanting to deal with the constant criticism and he's been asked about this a lot for the past 3 years especially since the documentary the problem with who came out he's been asked about it a lot so i wouldn't be surprised if he just got tired of dealing with them we were talking about a character that's been on the air for 30 years so of course i think i think to bring up the criticism now it just plays into the sort of trendiness that goes along with these protests today i mean if your problem with who is the he has the stereotypical traits there are a lot of those characters on the simpsons so they have a lot of work to do if you're saying that opposes your only problem with the simpsons and your problem is stereotypical characters it just comes across as very inauthentic. tons of waste are piling up on the streets of the eternal city rome with politicians kicking up a stink over who's to blame. we're
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here in a rather central area of the city but in other areas the situation is even works to see every neighborhood that was stated by the buzz of rubbish that's there a animal such as mine is siegel so gross would be the waste on every street corner . but it's useless to vote for our politicians i received a minimum pension and i have to pay a lot of municipal waste tax tell me how can i throw out the garbage if the bins are always full.
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of the only thing. we need a solution to this problem every day and this is great that he would go to the store to think of what you would you buy with your well or what was the we call them. mom was. a very good looking with cycles but he will probably be a bit of business with a problem to deal with there and shake. them and. that's a global news update for this hour but don't forget you can always head to our website r.t. dot com for the details on all those stories and many more. join
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a global market manipulator and election he wrote a lot of interesting books and of course see. how the quantum fund which was one of the best performing hedge funds ever kind of invented the modern hedge fund and he's got a lot of things to say if you look at his old work and we're going to get into it. christine is it like figure skating cause it should trouble sideways it's a specific angle and it's no less than 100 kilometers per hour drive this rivals and colleagues at the same time calls my son the same kids each other's waists in the same.

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