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not ready. to see what. it was in the smoke. at the u.n. security council the west continues to decide into the chemical weapons watchdogs report on syria's duma incident in 2018 despite the watchdogs own foreman spot inspector when it contradictory. the findings in the front of the room all were contradictory but were complete. with what the 2 of understood. the chasm between rich and poor grows father still that sounds the globe's wealthiest and most powerful data for the 50th so much for him and the swiss alps. and the u.s. secretary of state meets venezuelan opposition leader one american farms to get gets a new knocked out waves out on the sanctions that hit everyone else. 247
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live from the russian capital this is our international i'll be taking you through the biggest stories of the day so far starting with this one the u.n. security council has debated the investigation by the walls chemical weapons watchdog into an incident in the syrian city of duma back in 20 teen russia has questioned the published findings triggering a backlash from western countries during the session of former o.p.c. w. specialist said the fact finding team had serious misgivings a chemical attack even occurred there are not many clear or new. findings or information. you know so.
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has. this fix. resulted in a complex turnaround situation from. where you are here to. let us be know down there was this chemical weapons attack in june we in 2 huge 15 witnesses soon the duma hospital the only witnesses and undisputable proof that the chemical attack in dumont was falsified and it states caterpillar categorically objects to russia's blatant attempt to use a security council meeting to weaken the credibility of the o.p.c. w. and its findings on the duma attacked no one has just named the guilty even without presenting any evidence and enjoy the support of a little someone's who you really cannot have wolf in unison since he published its
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report the organizations own inspectors have voiced concerns the probe misrepresent the facts for example the initial assessment suggested coincident as well non-unique placed at the scene contradicting the published version leaks also claim a team that went to duma was not included in the group putting together the report caleb moore pinup brings us all the details. 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 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
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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 un meeting speaking through video link this is what he in henderson said the findings. 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 expert on chemical
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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 paper is a pitch reflect a person and. of course there. bound to be robust exchanges of views with voices differing from matters 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. go 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 $100.00 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 the peterson's are going to continue to turn from a view of it is clearly what they don't want to uphold their mirrored in effect 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 national scientists because it sounds like the science didn't actually go into the final word but so obviously the russians in america. so you do stand with your p.c. don't you to vote on whether you're talking about the who or what are the
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scientists who are pushing it goes to go it doesn't actually represent the problems . we spoke with now freelance journalist to wreak had previously was barred by newsweek from reporting the story on the leaks he actually quit in protest after the magazine's management garecht him had told us that there is simply no 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 you must keep bashar assad
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in check and hold his government to account for chemical weapons attacks but it's not it's completely counter what what the information that we have a present. another headline story for you the wild $22.00 richest men have more wealth than all the women in africa combined that's according to a report by oxfam it comes as celebrations are under way for the 50th anniversary of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful at the world economic forum in davos these rising rift between the rich and poor confidence in capitalism is fading around the globe as dawn a quarter reports. 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
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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 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.
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oxfam 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 and 2018 in 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're coming to a lot of holy 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 people who run. simply stating this system doesn't perform in the way we want but who cares right
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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 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 the for 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 9020s 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 kinds of inequality which. is responsible for example for many deaths that did not meet that rapid the poor of the world the ones that are
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only able to get by are the ones who die early and you lose cause of inequality. and all and every economic development for everybody. and now to latin america the u.s. secretary of state has met with quote unquote in colombia saying washington will increase its support for the man it now backs as venezuela's president might compare called for cooperation to remove incumbent nicholas mr we're here to ensure they're able to do everything we can assure that you get that 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 and not the 90 day extension for american oil companies to keep working with the fed as well and counterparts without fear of sanctions extended waiver exempt 5 major of the trump administration imposed sanctions on caracas several times to cut its oil revenues which account some most of the country's
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income sanctions bant american companies from participating in venezuela's economy but while the u.s. hunted waivers to its farms the white house is still sanctioning and issuing threats to others. 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 uk executive order gives authority to the treasury department to impose sanctions on any person or business or entity. period like assess the hero seemed to keep it in power maduro allows cuba to plunder venezuelan oil rate its wealth and roberts people and we 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 are not shipped off to
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cuba or to russia or to iran professor of latin american studies that's daniel schorr thinks the u.s. stance might be just a bit hypocritical this shows the extremely hypocritical nature of sanctions is a selective sections. share xsara in the mess of u.s. corporations in. this state for nearly exploitation one of the country's resources whether it's well as well or career ready about we ready are going to cause the trunk government will ready look the other way. but the sanctions its blockade is airtight when it comes to punishing the every day 30000000 people of venezuela well the u.s. strategy is always wallboard 'd aryan revolutionary government so they can go into one as well 'd unimpeded and sherry 'd and i these are some of the most massive oil reserves in the entire world 'd. cup story getting some traction
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mountains of rubbish up piling up on the streets of rome by politicians are kicking up a bit of a stink over who's to blame. we are 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 so wrong should be the waste on every street corner.
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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. of. critics a pining for a better us space uniform design as the pentagon fails to twig. i'll tell you all about it in 90 seconds.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm sure business i'll see you there.
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welcome back now with britain finally set to quit the e.u. 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 all raising questions. reports from london prime minister boris johnson is on his latest charm offensive in an attempt to re-establish boost post bricks at business relations and it is to do he's host of 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 britain in fact would lead the way and nobody could match britain's quote breadth
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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. we will be able to attract the best talent from around the world wherever they may be so boris johnson there saying we'll 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 lot 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 1 made even further beneficial pledges to the african leaders he called for an immediate end to the
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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 and dismissable 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 well going underground to host afshin rattansi believes there might be
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a few pitfalls ahead in johnson's bid to strike 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 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 all feature in a sudden easy quick fix to breaks it problems as regards britain's trade deficit
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will have to wonder about that. and of some comedy or not an emmy award winning actor has quit his role as the voice of the indian character in the simpsons and amid a growing criticism from those who fail to see the funny side of the much loved cartoon. clip broadcasters and i'll give you the entire bottle i'm sure study our arranged marriage will not come to a merge look who i brought. home or are you rounding up immigrants. hank azaria had forced the character since 1990 now who is an indian immigrant who runs a convenience store and uses the country's thank you come again pressure on the show spiked after a 27000 document slamming the character as discriminatory but many companies that any stereotypes even in a comedy cartoon must now be outlawed. my name is very kind of bold but
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a great career full of laughter critical acclaim i should be completely happy but there's still one man who haunts me and who the people peddle. documentary the problem with apu was not me to get rid of it dated costume character but to discuss race representation among community which i loved very much it was also about how you can love something on the simpsons and still be critical about aspects of it does this mean he's not going to voice colin e.-mu because cole is black and he is white one of them through the meaning voice acting i loved as an indian i find this news ridiculous hank azaria did a great job all characters in the simpsons are stereotyped caricatures i don't see the problem. as john has to cover his art and culture he believes the criticism is more about conforming with martin political correctness. i think to bring up the
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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 approach is your only problem with the simpsons and your problem is stereotypical characters it just comes across as very 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 woke 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 a 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
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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. and finally for this done. trump may think he's got space covered with his new military force but it's what that force is covered with that's got everyone else talking. just as we have recognized the land air sea and sober as vital warfighting 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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there eerily similar to our earth force uniforms you're going to be hiding behind death space 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 can mark i'm still more i'm broke we have a dumb spice force. that's out of this world so the coordinates let's trade. well that's how the round up looks for now i'll be back top of the hour of course but if car racing is your thing stick around because our documentary drift with me is coming your way now.
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this is a story about what happens austria stray bullets kills a young girl in the streets. what happens to her family and daughters in florida you know the mother daughter is buried in a cemetery it really messes with your head what happens to the community the public was screaming for a scapegoat the police need is a scapegoat so why not choose a 19 year old black kid with a criminal record who better to pen this than him and what happens in court be.
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shocked shocked as far as we feel. we don't know she'll share this truthful. end of this trial unfortunately you. will still love no chill just. drifting is it like figure skating team cars which should travel site ways that's a specific angle and at no less than 100 kilometers per hour to try this old rivals and partners at the same time the pair of cars must follow the circuits and mirroring each other's waists and spins at maximum speed and place to get them. to think was born in japan fits as a school it's become incredibly popular in russia the reason is simple it's wet cheap 3 a wheel drive calls are made when it is a long.


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