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not but. the city well. it was in the city. despite a former chemical weapons watchdog inspectors calling the report on syria's 28000 duma incident contradictory the west continues to defend it at the un security council. the findings the fun of it the. contradictory we're going to keep. we're working. on the story. also this are the divide between the wind dick you'll see rich and the rest of us get out of polling levels a new report finds as the world's richest and most powerful gather for the 50th world economic forum in the swiss alps. and as the u.s. secretary of state as well the opposition leader won by no american firms given the extension to trade with the country of bypassing sanctions applied to other.
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a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at our church here in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. the u.n. security council has debated a probe by the global chemical weapons watchdog into an incident in the syrian city of dumont back in 2018 russia questions the published findings getting a backlash from the western countries during the session a former specialist said the fact finding team had serious misgivings that a chemical attack even occurred. there of course to make clear what new. findings perps information doctor or nurses. fields of testimony toxicology studies chemical analysis. and all of this
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fix is. resulted in a complex turnaround situation from one of those i'm disturbed by the majority of the team. to you let us be in no down there was this chemical weapons attack in june we have in 2 huge 15 witnesses in the duma hospital that witnesses and undisputable proof that the chemical attack in dumas was falsified and it states caterpillar categorically objects to russia's blatant attempt to use the security council meeting to weaken the credibility of the o.p.c. tasveer and its findings on the duma attacked no one has just to name the guilty even without presenting any evidence and enjoy the support of a new middle someone's who you really cannot have wolf in unison. the o.p.c.
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dubey published its report the organization's own inspectors have voiced their concerns that the probe misrepresents the facts for example the initial assessment suggested korean film doors were mainly placed at the scene contradicting the published version weeks also claimed that the team that actually went to duma was not included in the group putting together the report are to scale up and has more . the 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 $28.00 teen 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.
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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 un meeting speaking through video link this is what he in henderson said the findings in the final report were contradictory. with what the 2 understood. to. release of the interim report. 2000 and. 2 was that serious misgivings that a chemical attack. now in henderson is himself an x.
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. 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 papers appear to reflect a person view of course there are bound to be robust exchanges of views with voices differing from ounces 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.
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w. and to trying to deal. from the track it was created for that was the chemical incident let's recall in 2008 chemical incident in which the western countries the united states and france they used that as an opportunity to unleash 100 missiles against the syrian government there. and 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.
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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 i think that people are going to continue to turn from a view of it is clearly what they don't want to uphold there we were in fact what we heard is a final report and then also one of 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 actual scientists because it sounds like this science didn't actually go into the final word so obviously the russians in a mirror. with you all you see don't you to vote on whether you're talking about the who or what are the scientists who are pushing it goes it doesn't actually
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represent the 5. we spoke with now freelance journalist eric had previously barred by newsweek from reporting this story on the o.p.c. weeks he quit in protest after the magazine's management gag him about told us there is no reporting on the issue in 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 holder's government to account for chemical weapons
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attacks but it's completely counter what what the information that we have a present. the world's $22.00 richest men have more wealth than all women in africa combined that's according to a report by charity oxfam on the scale of global inequality and it comes as the world economic forum a gathering of the rich and powerful celebrates its 50th anniversary in the swiss alps resort to davos amid these rising worse between the rich and poor confidence and capitalism is diminishing around the globe as all 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 but some people showed up early to their ivory tower.
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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 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
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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 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. i i i am has proposed an additional point 5 percent tax on the ultra rich to level the playing field a bit it could be
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a good solution in a world where the rich actually pay their taxes one 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 and 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 harm than good in the past we are coming to a lot of holy in human history in which 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 people who run. simply stating this system doesn't perform in the way we want but who cares right inequality has been there since the
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beginning of time why should you even bother while the problem is if the current levels of inequality are not solved it's just 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 is resorts in the alps it feels like the rest of us are. blindly led off a cliff the kinds of inequality today is responsible for example for many deaths that did not meet that rapid the poor of the world the ones that are only a fool to get by are the ones who die early. and if you live the cost of the
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quality is staggering and on and for really economic development for everybody. us secretary of state has met with one guy joe and columbia warning that washington will increase its support for the man who proclaimed himself interim president of venezuela last year called for cooperate in term of acting president nicolas maduro . we're here to sure to do everything we can sure that you give them an opportunity to get a chance simply to live the life that you want with democracy and freedom. at the same time the u.s. has also given another 90 day extension for american oil companies to keep working with venezuelan oil companies without being subject to sanctions extended waiver exempt 5 major firms the trump administration has imposed sanctions on caracas several times to cut its oil revenues which account for most of the country's income sanctions ban american companies from participating in venezuela as economy but while the u.s. handed waivers to its firms the white house is sanctioning and issuing threats to
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others for trading with caracas. we sanction a moscow based bank jointly owned by russian in venezuelan state owned companies that is helping perpetuate the misery in venezuela by doing business with a base of executive order gives authority to the treasury department to impose sanctions on any person or business or entity. curial says the hero seemed to keep it down. as cuba to plunder venezuelan oil rate its wealth and roberts people who want to make sure that the resources resources that the venezuelan people are going to need after material leaves we want to make sure those resources are available for the venezuelan people not shipped off to cuba or to russia or to iran professor one american studies daniel shah things that the u.s. is being hypocritical and not allowing other countries to work within its walls and energy sector this shows the extremely hypocritical nature of sanctions is
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a selective sections. share exon in the mess of u.s. corporations. then if it explodes on other country's resources whether it's well as well or career ready ready. you know because the trunk government will look the other way. but the sanctions it's blockade is airtight when it comes to plan a shooting every day $30000000.00 people well u.s. strategy is always. 'd revolutionary government so they can go 'd into one as well 'd unimpeded unshared 'd and i these are 'd some of the most massive oil reserves in the entire world 'd. tons of waste are piling up on the streets of the eternal 38 with politicians kicking up a stink over who is 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 devastated by the buzz of rubbish that's there any most such as mine is siegel syndrome would be the waste on every street corner. but i think 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
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are always full. still to come critics are parting for a better us space uniform design as the pentagon fails to twig why it's falling flat stick with us for more on that. in the united states presidential candidates debate the future of the u.s. and the world. max kaiser and stacy herbert dig into the burning questions of this election cycle oneself every week well sticks student debt trade was corporate money universal basic. and more catch up with what's front running this sunday exclusively on.
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seemed wrong but. just don't. get to shape out. and engage with. the trail. find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back with britain finally set to quit the new prime minister boris johnson's hunt for new trade partners has turned to africa but his past comments on
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the continent as well as double standards when it comes to commerce there are raising fresh questions. reports. prime minister boris johnson is on his latest charm offensive in an attempt to re-establish and boost 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 indeed china boris johnson's affair was slightly more intimate hosting just 21 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 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. schools. we will be able to
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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 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
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dismissible critical. for thermal coal mining coal power plants overseas sounds attractive but despite the direct investment that the u.k. has in the coal mining industry actually one of the biggest companies involved 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 we spoke with host of r.t. is going underground afshin rattansi who says there may be pitfalls ahead 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
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its massive trade investment strategies in africa they've been going on for more than a decade whether 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 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. an emmy award winning actor has quit his role as the voice of up who'll be indian character in the simpsons amid human critics who
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failed to see the funny side of the much loved cartoon. clip 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. home or are you rounding up immigrants and those are i had boys the character since 1990 op who is an indian immigrant who runs a convenience store and his catchphrase is the ink you come again pressure on the show spiked after a 2017 documentary slamming the character as discriminatory but many can't believe that any sir types even in a cartoon must not be outlawed. my name is harry king the bull had a great career full of laughter critical acclaim i should be completely happy but there's still one man who haunts me to the hearts of people peddle on. my documentary the problem with apu was not me to get rid of
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a dated cartoon character but to discuss race representation m r community which i love very much it was also about how you can love something like the simpsons and still be critical about aspects of it but there's also i mean he's not going to voice call anymore because cole is black and he is white whatever happened to the meaning of voice acting i loved the pool as an indian i find this news ridiculous because ari did a great job all characters in the simpsons are stereotyped caricatures i don't see the problem that great women author and journalist told us the criticism is all about political correctness. 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 pew is that he has these 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 it is your only problem with the simpsons and your problem is stereotypical characters it just comes across as very
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inauthentic if you just look at movies in general you see a lot of examples of studios seemingly panicking and making a lot of compromises to kind of feed and please this sort of faceless digital wolk mob but the thing is we know that that really goes nowhere we've seen apologies go nowhere hollywood's in a place where they need you know they need foreign money to put a lot of movies in a profit they need good word of mouth on social media so right now i think they're playing from a place of fear and that's i think that's apparent in the a pew controversy and i think it's apparent in a lot of the decisions hollywood's making right now so i personally i think they're going too far and i think they're going to they're going to see the results of the box office. one small step for star wars is proving no giant leap for military design the new uniform planted on america's galactic fighting force taking a leaf out of earthing trips books is barking up the wrong tree as the pentagon
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branches out into a wooded camouflage print critics are throwing shade at the root of the problem that the costumes aren't popular and are too down to earth so must be spruced up or even axed. just says we have recognized the land air sea and cyber as 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. 'd there eerily similar to earth force uniforms you're going to be hiding behind space
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bush or 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 mine blood we have a dumb spice force. that's out of this world so the coordinates let's trade. it went out on a limb with those jokes that's yours breakdown for this hour thanks for telling it .
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what politicians to. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to. it's a going to be for us to see what the full story of the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters in the. city. you know world a big part of. a lot of things 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. and 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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this is casting around the world and covering all angles of business and the empacher on you i'm christiane and i've been sworn in washington to hear what we have coming up. while there are signs of civilization the global outlook outlook remains sluggish and there are no clear signals if it's turning point of slowdowns in india and other emerging markets mean that global growth forecasts are slowing down so what is in store for $20.20 we're breaking it down plus the u.s. and e.u. trade war president from threatening billions in tariffs on france we'll tell you why and we'll explain why the next few days will determine where this fall.


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