towns in northeastern france accuse their belgian neighbors of illegally dumping rubbish across the border our correspondent charles devinsky investigates being described as being old and the scales and you can see. also this hour venezuela slams u.s. sanctions as a weapon of mass destruction and a mouse form of warfare was present threatening to impose further restrictions on the country's oil sector. and u.k. athletics officials come under fire after a b.b.c. documentary claims they took part in a doping scandal involving a live picture farah.
it's now 11 am here in moscow on this lovely wednesday morning we're very glad you decided to join us for your world news update this hour. residents in northeastern france are creating a stink by trash talking their belgian neighbors they can use them cross border fly tipping are to charlotte n.c. visited the region. this may look like part of a landfill site but it's not all of this waste has been dumped here illegally we're just a few miles from the border with belgium and luxembourg and the french town of all core mu 9 is one of many struggling to cope with what you can see mountains and to mountains of garbage that have appeared since october in nearby red it's a similar story trash both household and commercial has been dumped under the cover
of darkness city. at 1st we thought it was regular waste but it turns out people are illegally dumping their washing machines. there for when everything awaited. yes but here we see it's far more serious we estimate around 200 tons of waste it's enormous as far as the pollution we don't know what's inside it could be tonnes of who knows what type of products chemicals. we don't know we see cleaning products plastics but more could be hidden it didn't take long before calls track down where the waste was coming from what if we did was looking through the trash piles and piles of it it all had signs of being from the same place we searched and found out it was from on terms. and if so here's an invoice is it and. then you know it says. so of s.
. when the company was contacted it denied any knowledge of illegal waste dumping but the local resident jessica told me that since that statement the fly tipping has continued it's been described as a dumping on an industrial scale and you can see why back in redone the local. association is also concerned. in the water source or close to this pollution so there could be a problem because it could affect our pond this is the 21st century there are designated places to put waste like this it's an acceptable people are doing this and regulated the mayor's office says the cost of cleaning this up is beyond its means. on a financial level for us this is impossible to solve we have a small community of $1000.00 people it would cost the equivalent of the whole
annual budget to get rid of this a criminal investigation into this problem with cross border dumping has we know you didn't and customs agents have stepped up their patrols now in 2017 they reported 7 metric tons of waste like this was illegally trafficked into france in 2018 that shot up to 130000000 metric tons now although there are no figures yet available for 29000 it is clear that this issue is escalating the communities here off fed up of being a dumping ground for of the people's waste they want more regulation and a calling on the to step in to solve a problem that some believe europe's open borders are helping to facilitate. show that you can ski for. the u.s.
president donald trump has threatened further sanctions on venezuela's oil sector krokus has branded american restrictions a weapon of mass destruction accusing washington of waging a massed form of warfare it's now been a year since the u.s. formally recognized venezuela's opposition leader. as the country's interim president showing the door to the legitimate government of nicholas mkdir a washington stance there's been a genuine transfer of power is looking increasingly hollow as are explains. when it comes to venezuela the trumpet ministration lives in a kind of alternate universe for example when the country faces a food crisis donald trump says there can be only one cause venezuela's president nicolas maduro people are starving here's a case worker to as well be 15 years ago and very well he 20 years ago very very well when you look today they don't have water they're on a basic food they have no medicine it's incredible what's happened is good as we know what you get as well
a very closely we don't like it we don't like it not at all he fails to mention that u.s. sanctions have been wreaking havoc on venezuela for years or that opposition groups have actually been caught torching food warehouses in the narrative of the u.s. government these things simply don't exist that inaccessible most of the men using the blockade of food medicine and weapons to politically coerce depriving entire countries of their own means to sustain and develop themselves our actions there are completely criminal these unilateral kirshner criminal actions are equivalent in scope and effectiveness to weapons of mass destruction but it gets better the venezuelan embassy in washington d.c. has been reopened after diplomatic relations are cut off you'll recall how the actual venezuelan officials were ordered to leave the country so with no diplomatic relations what exactly is this new so-called embassy. somebody was in there. how well are they able to provide consular services. you see.
it's. ok i see. very interesting because i hear that they're an embassy you see this pretend the embassy has a pretend ambassador working out of it it cannot grant visas or do any of the normal functions that a normal embassy does for one simple reason no one would be allowed into venezuela with those visas because the embassy doesn't represent the actual venezuelan government this pretend embassy is just a big facade representing a president not elected by the venezuelan people but by american officials duras group and tyranny will be smashed and broken. here this evening so very brave man. who carries with him the hopes dreams and aspirations of all venezuelans joining us in the gallery is the true and illegitimate president of venezuela who on. the eve of the u.s.
government insists this is the true leader of the venezuelan people but when he arrived at venezuela's airport the venezuelan people had a pretty different opinion. back home the one great 0 is not popular polls show that roughly 10 percent of venezuelan support him however vice president mike pence likes to brag about the fact that over 60 countries have recognized him as president this president has led now a coalition of more than 60 countries around the world that have recognize one of wydow as the legitimate president of venezuela but over $100.00 countries have not recognized one way to go and still seem as the legitimate president furthermore in the countries where dueto is recognized it's far from unanimous do you not agree
that the recognition of glide is an absolute him barris months to anyone that has occupied this chamber i was a disgrace and on the part of the member states of europe a so many of them have recognized and i like to washington had very high hopes for one grade 0 hoping that he would go ahead and topple the dural but it didn't happen so it seems that now washington has adopted a strategy of pretending that it did and hoping that others will play along the us is totally broken international law by taking over the embassy in the name of the pm to do in israel and government is the official government of venezuela whenever the u.s. says. joke most people in venezuela know. that it's a joke. you can't just declare that somebody is the elected president when he isn't the elected. so the u.s. is making this this farce of
a person into the government and then saying that the embassy doesn't belong to venezuela we now have a coalition of the willing who are saying that quite 0 is the government it doesn't have any other option i mean he hasn't been able to push that mud euro out. a new b.b.c. documentary claims that u.k. athletics officials are implicated and they don't think controversy and valving britain's 4 time a limb pick champion and top in durance runner welfare. has more. this summer the whole of great britain will be glued to their screens rooting for the nation's prize athlete 4 time olympic champion run out more or will they and you plan around a documentary by the b.b.c. has cost further doubt on whether more farah success was cleanly won the don't fall back to salazar who coached certain moves to. choose what to do when at all costs the main sticking point is the role of former coach alberto salazar who was banned in october 29000 from
a new sports activities he was the head of the controversial nike oregon project until the u.s. anti-doping agency suspected he may have banned the dopping rules one of those substances he used was l. carnitine designed to speed up muscle and heart recovery for athletes it's considered legal indows this which do not exceed 50 millimeters over 6 hours salazar however reportedly invented a new method of administering l. carnitine through intravenous injections which itself sparked questions from u.s. anti-doping authorities it has not been a secret that more have had injections of the substance prior to the law on the marathon in 2014 but the new documentary opens a fresh can of worms namely about the relationship between salazar and u.k. athletics meet barry fudge head of the long distance running at you get led takes still working at the organization in 2014 he reportedly flew to switzerland to obtain the el carnitine in a form which could not have been acquired in the u.k. he did not document this trip even though he had to he's calling u.k.
athletics dr rob chakravarty reportedly administered the injections to more and yet he didn't report it either even though it is against the rules to prevent he later said he simply forgot to do that over working and travelling even unusual occurrence that this very specific medicine was required source to great difficulty given against the initial advice of the doctor being the word he said he recalls of it and there were dishonest question answers but the. and more bizarre case of forgetfulness occurred with more himself when you saw the investigators came to question him 1st he staunchly denied that he was. left the interrogation but then came back and changed his account having spoken to barry fudge i have never taken ill carnitine injections at all i just wanted to come clean sorry guys and i did take it at the time and i thought i did it all comes back to me but at the time i don't remember more farrah's lawyer says the athlete just didn't get the question
now having seen the documentary the u.k. anti-doping agency's c.e.o. nicole sapp said said she the agency was ready to cooperate and even called usada is investigation robust we thank the panorama team for their efforts the program is another example of the importance of investigative journalism regards and integrity matters in sports u.k. antidoping agency supported the u.s. anti duping agency with their investigation into the nike oregon project we believe us and to do in agencies investigation was extensive and robust but just a month ago the u.k. openly refused to hand over more all to doping probes to usada for retesting now there's no word whether this these new revelations would lead to the much sought retesting of ferrous probes because who knows what kind of further controversies surrounding the pride of britain sport such a move would uncover after this latest panorama bombshell we are sociologist and
former sports lecturer alice cashmore and swimming coach marco hendricks for their thoughts on the scandal. i'm sorry i just don't buy the fact that some will or some people could be so forgetful if someone injects a substance into you you don't forget you can just walk away and say no they didn't do it and there sometime later say oh i forgot it happened it keeps a now this is all through pleated over the last 24 hours we did nothing that wasn't compliant with water protocols you know if this is our connotate is ok if administered in the right dosage yes but they're also saying it may not be within the spirit of sport what does that mean you know this to me is it is so of they are it's illegal or is it there's no 2 ways about it and if there has been a violation of a lot of code then i'm afraid u.k. athletics has to be brought to justice so i sing that's all
a little bit funny what happened now and this time. at 1st more fire are set. to. come in t. and suddenly he sings he has he taken it and the u.k. asleep because a station chief medical officer says it was legal and nothing was documented it's for me or a big lie sometimes i wonder if. it's or a doctor saying that people are stupid imagine the same thing happened in the russian this time would be blocked again for the next or another for 4 years but the same like knowledge in the u.k. is a small scene. still to come in the 2nd half of the program remarks about castro thing the us democratic front runner bernie sanders rounded on by his rivals in the
me every thursday on the alex song i'm sure and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. welcome back to a stomach roddick 2020 hopefuls have clashed again and a mother t.v. debates the last before south carolina and super tuesday which is seen as decisive for the party's presidential nomination front runner bernie sanders faced more attacks from his rivals for his remarks defending literacy programs and fidel castro's cuba he stressed that he opposed authoritarianism all over the world the
self-styled socialist words were initially made in a c.b.s. interview and his opponents were quick to pounce. we're very opposed to be authoritarian nature of cuba but you know it's unfair to simply say everything is but you know when fidel castro came into office you know what he did he had a massive literacy program is not a bad think after 4 years of looking on in horror as trump cozied up to dictators we need a president who will be extremely clear in standing against regimes that violate human rights abroad we can't risk nominating someone who doesn't recognize this fidel castro left a dark legacy of forced labor camps religious repression widespread poverty firing squads and the murder of thousands of his own people but sure bernie let's talk about his literacy program. during the debate fender's also noted that his views on cuba were the same as barack obama. said the president castro.
and said look you've made great progress in educating. young people every child in cuba it's a basic education that's that's a huge improvement from where it wants. earlier my colleague daniel hawkins discussed the potential impact of sanders remarks on the race with a panel of guests but any sauna saying this thing at a time when the democratic party's already split it's divided it's going through perhaps a bit of a p.r. it means here across this i mean this is a really bad decision isn't it sanders to me shows his integrity here look he's been saying this for years that there's videotapes of him saying these things about cuba and fidel castro in the soviet union i mean how can he backtrack on those things honestly you know he's just you know reaffirming ideas that he has had for many years the concern is not him saying good things about the literacy program it's i said it thing that mussolini got the trains to run on time that was not what
it is that people associated with what mussolini did it happened to be the case but he was a murderous dictator as was castro spineless democratic stablish man shows their true colors it's like a litmus test every time you can say one positive word about cuba or the one word in defense of venezuelan sovereignty they want to make sure there's no critique and so imperialist critique of the u.s. foreign policy establishment so this is a very sophisticated form of censorship to try to narrow the perimeter is as we have more and more debates within the democratic party coming out of that anyone can all get literacy is a bad thing literacy programs that's probably we could all agree on that but isn't this an error of judgment on bunny sourness paul given there are lots of countries with good literacy programs with social programs and robust human rights records i mean this is surely shooting from the foot before important electoral race we have
a democratic nominee who is tipping his hat to castro the murderer for having a literacy program so it's not just a question of stature ship or narrowing things it's making 100 percent. sure we have a nominee who is electable and the concern is once the public realizes what bernie sanders has said in the past he's an unreconstructed socialist and the united states that generally not a calling card the unofficial religion of the united states is in communism and we just have to listen to richard's previous comments boy to hear some of that communism but the truth is that the youth of this country in the multinational working class who supported bernie in nevada 46 percent of the votes that he won in nevada they're not socialists they understand who the true enemy is the enemy is not venezuela or cuba or china it's the 1000000000 is right here in the pentagon in the white house the former. mayor of new york city michael bloomberg and on wall
street i will quote george w. bush who said we judge other countries by the worst of their actions we judge our own country by the best of our intentions and i think that's true you can look at a country like cuba and yes you can learn about literacy programs that work health care programs that work and we should be able to do that in a rational way again especially when you look at the fact that people like president trump and president obama before him and numerous presidents before them partnered with murderous regimes like saudi arabia which now is being funded by the u.s. in its war against yemen which is threatening to kill millions of people and yet that is something that isn't being discussed. violence broke out between riot police and hundreds of residents on the greek islands of last bus and cheer us people there are furious over the 30 s. plan to build new migrant attention centers their officers resorted to tear gas to
disperse the crowd which had set fire to trash bins and tried to blockade the local port. this is democracy and for this is democracy is that if this is democracy then i don't know what to say i don't know it's a shame shame on the government shame on everyone it's disgusting it's betrayed and acceptable for what the way the government has acted towards us and they would be treating us like we're enemy its island is i mean to take is a belongs to the islanders this country was based on democracy and the only they have done is create inhumanity for all for the refugees and for the residents of the island earlier greece's foreign minister announced a new policy aimed at protecting refugees stressing also that the country was on the frontline of the migrant crisis greece continues to deal with the largest flows
of migrants and refugees since the 2nd world war we are among the 4 e.u. member states with the highest number of asylum applications despite the disproportionate burden we have saved thousands of lives in the sea. newcomers are living in makeshift camps which are overcrowded for example the morea camp on last post was originally designed to accommodate around $3000.00 refugees but now the number is almost 7 times higher just last year 74000 refugees arrived in greece with more than half that number still living in camps and this year the country estimates some 100000 asylum seekers will reach its soil political analysts petros are grew says that the situation could get worse without much more in your support . regarding the present situation because it is our women who are going to have classes between. the little people and the migrants the islanders do not want to
soon be expelled from where on the island so they're staying so far and just protest that things can get pretty worse in the seminary now some of the silence of the competition is a dreadful so it's only going to go over the crime boil increase if you doesn't. and we're on the phone same thing i. do with programs like yours in program in greece european union broke with not just this program just one country will be in big big trouble. that's a wrap up of the day's top news for now thanks for tuning in.
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it was easy he was doing this with. the crown of i and continue to spread around the world and we have a new case in the south korea and iran the latest financial markets are down for a 2nd and a run up the next hour on the way and what the factors are doing well right now while backing down from one of the nation's biggest media conglomerates just got bigger we're going to break down which company has now swallowed up spanish language network univision so much to get to on this very busy day so let's get started and we begin where else but with the very latest on the coronavirus as that surge of new cases is rising outside of china we're also seeing markets react very strongly kristie is the latest on that coming up in just a 2nd but right now let's take a look at the boom of new cases in south korea as well as iran let's start in south korea where virtually all of the new cases are connected to a mega church about 200000 people in fact about 60 percent of all south korea's cases of the coronavirus or link to the church of jesus where it apparently
a 61 year old woman began transmitting the virus it's not clear how she became infected but now south korean officials have announced that they will test all 215000 members of that church south korea's number of confirmed infections has risen to 893 the largest number outside of china meanwhile iran is claiming that only 12 people. have died from the virus in that country that claim though goes directly against a claim being made by a local leader in coombe who says that as many as 50 people have actually died in that city alone this is a ron's deputy health minister has confirmed that he too has contract in the corona virus and has quarantined himself listen. somebody i wanted to inform you that i am running virus positive i had a fever yesterday 1000000 initial tests turned out that of late. i have isolated myself. since last night i was told.