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to be. court blocks a bid to prosecute former u.k. prime minister tony blair for the iraq war. every hour of every day is r t international my names you know. your company our top story. the turnout in sunday's vote for a new constituent assembly was more than forty percent of the election sparked a deadly wave of violence across the country.
as you know if we don't have a republic we have nothing we may have a home food we can start a family raise children die so there's no need if we don't have a republic that's why we went to vote. this is illegal you know when they ask the people where they want and are now i don't think you know you need people are tired of you they can ask the government to fix the things that should be fixed but basically we need peace. or president nicolas maduro called on venezuelans to throw their support behind the new assembly which will be formed after sunday's vote now it will be tasked with rewriting the constitution and will have the power to dissolve the current parliament the opposition has defied a ban on public protest and denying the election us a power grab by president maduro now over the last four months more than i. a
hundred people have lost their lives in the violence let's take a look now at how the on rest spiraled at the end of march the powers of the national assembly were seized by the supreme court which was the initial trigger of public anger then in april the court. decision but that did not come the tension the national guard was sent to the streets as the protests turned violent next president maduro announced his plan to change the constitution sparking further often deadly unrest the u.s. the e.u. and several latin american countries have already rejected the election results but the venezuelan president hit back at our side criticism. we have the constituent assembly now i just spokes person of the emperor donald trump all said they don't recognize the election results how the hell could it matter to us what trump is saying it matters what the people of when israel are saying. well
commentators we spoke to say i'd side state should mind their own business but a third player besides doura regime in the opposition i'm speaking of washington washington has promised that it will slap sanctions on as a result of this vote washington sees south america as his backyard. as a primary interest destabilizing the caracas peace regime of mr mcgurk nothing. can stop the will of the venezuelan people to go and to exist side their role and to apply the democracy the opposition choose to be out and to accept it to be out of this of this procedure. several explosions have rocked the iraqi embassy in the center of curveball islamic state say it is behind the attack which killed at least two allowed so why. reports
now from the afghan capital interior ministry in kabul has released a statement saying that at least four attackers were involved in this attack the first attacker detonated his explosives it's not clear from that interior ministry statement whether the attacker was on foot or he was driving in a vehicle and three attackers caught inside the embassy compound we're also being told that the afghan special forces have riskier the iraqi diplomats and taken them to a safer location one afghan official confirmed to me that the police commander in charge of security for the iraqi embassy was wounded rises have said that this carried out the attack is some ongoing afghan special forces from the price of response unit still fighting possibly against one or more attackers and the question is that how these attackers were able to bring so many weapons and ammunitions into the heart of kabul now we see this is
a prevalent problem for the afghan national security forces that these militant groups can launch these attacks in very secure locations or in very central parts of the afghan capital in kabul. lebanon's hezbollah fighters have recaptured the last stronghold of the al nusra terror group in the country they are cell mountains are located in eastern lebanon right near the syrian border now for six years since the start of the syrian war the area has been a hotbed for extremists artie's traveled to the newly liberated area. these are the ourselves in the east of lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah the lebanese resistance groups who have defeated the al qaeda affiliate.
and not so ended just a few days ago and you can still see the remnants of that with bullets and shells all strewn across the floor and we've seen burnt out vehicles on the way up here and got victory against hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by terrorists as a base so we can go inside and have a look around. inside the cave we made a shocking discovery what appeared to be prison cells it's unclear why exactly elements were needed prison cells in this isolated area perhaps punishment was to prevent their own fighters fleeing in the middle of the night these are some of the weapons which was captured from japan and we've got these. rockets lots of tactical vests. and there are rocket launchers anti tank guns
and all sorts of artillery which were abandoned by now so when they were defeated and they left this cave there's even a room where battle plans are drawn up where fights is received instructions and they take their seats and listen to the commanders ninety militants were killed in that battle and those who survived many of them fled to infighting continues between different rebel groups but some of them remained and just a few kilometers away behind these mountains behind us more ominous to me many more of them decided to defect to the so-called islamic state and some of the. commander to tell me that they're only four kilometers away from where we are now. he said lebanon. ok moving on britain's high court has rejected an attempt to prosecute former prime minister tony blair over the iraq war. and joins us from
london with more hi there nuss the yet bring us up to speed with all this what was the case why has it been blocked. well union this was a highly anticipated ruling and the high court here in the u.k. today did block this latest attempt to prosecute former british prime minister tony blair and bringing him to justice in terms of his role and his involvement in kick starting the iraq war into two thousand and three now this latest case came from an iraqi general who believed that tony blair should be prosecuted because of carrying out what was called a quote crime of aggression but justice is here in london today decided this is not going to happen because such a notion doesn't exist under domestic law in england and wales and he said that this case is not actually going to move forward to the supreme court to be revised and we have to keep in mind of course that this comes following the publication just last year of a highly controversial report the chilcote reports that highlighted so many issues
when it comes to the u.k.'s role in involvement in the iraq war this was a report that among many other things said that saddam hussein wasn't really a threat to the u.k. it's found that to see the least questionable evidence was used when it came to the issue of weapons of mass destruction as well as seeing that alternative peaceful methods were not exhausted before the war kick started let's take a listen to the house of commons on september twenty fourth two thousand and two mr blair presented iraq's past current and future capabilities as evidence of the security civility of the potential threat from iraq. the judgments about iraq's capabilities in that statement and in the dossier published the same. we're presented with a certainty that was not justified. well lo despite chilcote's findings and
this latest case we do know of course that for now tony blair is not going to be headed to court right this minute despite the massive death toll that this war brought with it despite the consequences it had for the region and endless calls from relatives of iraq war victims to see him be brought to justice. but one terrorist in this world well needs to be aware of these names tony but we were proud of scrooge so it was so good to sort of a country but we can be proud of the way. the streets. well law given these moods that remain quite popular it seems that this issue is not going to go away despite this latest case this latest ruling deciding that a crime of aggression is not going to be something he's going to be prosecuted for but with these calls from victims as well as opinions it seems that it doesn't mean that this could not be something that happens again in the future life in the british capital. like you. love him or putin sees the
time has come for russia to show that it will not leave us on the answered he explained response to washington's latest restrictions in. they should more than a thousand people both diplomatic and technical staff are currently working in russia seven hundred fifty five of them will have to stop their activities and that's painful. because then that america has taken a step to jeopardize u.s. russia relations and the important thing is that that step wasn't triggered by anything this is a move to impose a legal restrictions to attempt to influence other countries including u.s. allies which are interested in developing ties with russia. but on long. we've been waiting for quite a long time so that maybe something would change for the better we had hoped that
the situation would change but it looks like even if it does change then it won't be in the near future quarter i decided it is time for us to show you we will not leave anything on answer there will be a political. going usenet and of course we have more to say here there are spheres that we can restrict use which would be painful for the united states but i think we shouldn't do that and it's only going to harm us russian relations as they are but it's also going to affect us as well betty and also russia ordered the u.s. embassy to stop the use of several facilities here we can show you some of them new sanctions against russia are expected to be signed into law. the document approved by the congress aims to target russia's a lucrative energy trade with european partners washington in fact claims the measures are no response to alleged election meddling ok you're watching our team's
the field we go through. every the world period. and you get it on the old. gold according to josh. come along for the ride. hello again a journalist working with r.t.s. are a big channel has been killed by a slow mix state in syria. was covering a syrian army operation in homs province when his convoy came under mortar fire a syrian soldier also died in the attack three other people were injured including a cameraman started working with r.t. back in april reporting on the plight of families caught up in the war he was twenty five years old.
us president the share price of a number of military industrial companies has increased significantly among the firms which have seen their shares rise as boeing which besides seven billion planes has a range of military aircraft as well as lockheed martin a company famous for its fighter jets and missile systems and also raytheon a major u.s. the fence contractor. the top line defense discretionary number is six hundred three billion dollars that's a fifty four billion dollar increase. we must also ensure that nato members meet their financial obligations and pay what they owe. hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the united states and jobs. jobs.
however there are growing suspicions that the president favors those companies who supported him during his campaign. president trump has chosen raytheon executive mark aspart to be the next u.s. army secretary now why should you care well first of all trump loves the military industrial complex will submit a new budget to rebuild our military we will give the men and women of america's armed services the resources you need beautiful new planes and beautiful new equipment be lacking a little equipment we're going to load it up but it's not like it really needs all that love i mean look at those numbers the love is all there already second of there are a lot of the fans companies that want a slice of the pie and here comes mark asper a man who's clearly already had a taste aside from being raytheon's vice president of government relations asper
also happens to be one of the main military industrial complex lobbyists in the united states and by the way the love is mutual apparently aerospace defense groups boeing and lockheed martin each donated one million dollars to trump's integration fund now they are enjoying the fruits of working with the new administration we have an administration now that is significant and supports an international work for the domestic us in the street and that has opened several doors for us so what's wrong with this i mean everyone's happy right well the answer comes from the thirty fourth president of the united states white david eisenhower. in the councils of government we must car guard against the acquisition of that influence whether start or runs on by the military industrial complex. the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. we must never let the
weight of this combination in danger our liberty or democratic process let's wait and see if history really has taught us anything about misplaced power and unwarranted influence giago r.t. . back to europe calls for independence are growing in southern germany where one in three barbarians say they're in favor of breaking free from the country and the e.u. those in favor of breaking away demand more representation on a bigger say over the future of their region artie's peter all over explains why cracks are starting to appear every country i came to ask where do you come from and all of a set of values michael is a third generation. when it comes to the. drone. is too important to be a nation in its own right and a recent poll shows that one in three variants share his view.
of trouble faced strong images of germany but they're actually a very very a is a is a is a market. is a market a brand. on it's a better brand that comes from germany. tastes bad smells bad. while most of the german states are simply called the states all right lol you're right learn a lot mate the theory of good speech three states very it makes. no difference but it's a name it's a little different over the last couple of years but there is political focus is shifted because of the ongoing refugee crisis hundreds of thousands of migrants crossed into germany through the state leading to politicians here to challenge chancellor merkel's phone to policies. in our culture everyone needs to learn
german it's vital to ending a living and maintaining law and order and it should be our own law and order not that of the arab world but the fact that look berkeley's i was very of the first such you already against splitting the fact there's only one party with an independent their real their manifesto to buy in part time you believe it should be not a very dominating state you know we believe that we want to be a state which is in a peaceful way to be of those and which decides his own. economic situation its own democratic situation its own code from situation and there is not just directed towards berlin now we are ruled by balloon we are ruled from or brussels on the other hand and these people decide over the people of the very we have no influence the so called in the european parliament we have only thirteen
members and. for example greece which has less inhabitants. and i think they can move this list for people who do things which are well they may be sort of support for a breakaway through various. the supreme court here in germany ruled earlier this year that any kind of referendum on the subject would be against the german constitution so for the time being at least the dead will continue to rule over it with their young life peace for all of us to. cross to the us where the high surf representatives has passed a spending bill with a whopping one point six billion dollars allocated for the construction of a wall along the mexican american border cracking down on drug smuggling was one of the focal points of donald trump's presidential campaign however some in the state
of arizona are still not content with the efforts made by authorities are taking matters into their own homes. i've built this basically myself a one man thing to over two hundred fifty volunteers in seven years. we're too politically correct now. fraid of hurting somebody feelings. that's what they look like. twenty. in this is. bill
that's going on. this catchphrase the war on. whenever they put it in front of something else the war on drugs the war on terror all that means is there is no goal there is no objective there is no end game i have a saying you want some done wrong get the government to do. well critics all valid approach say it won't help people in some central american countries or simply desperate to escape violence at home. and the many good people across central america are facing harassment from oh sides the gangs in cottle's work together and make life impossible so the only option is to flee people know they're risking their lives to get to america but they draw the da even moving then sit at home and wait to be killed every time americans tighten controls on the border that means more business for organized crime it means one death and suffering for those
trying to get across this problem will not get better until a more rational approach is front. they are stories for know it get in touch and tell us what you think we're on facebook twitter and your trip your next lobel news update from me in this year and half an hour's time to join us that. my. blog.
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follow and welcome to cross talk we're all things considered on people of all i suppose it's time to speak the obvious cold war two point zero is officially on this cold war is different and possibly far more dangerous these are uncharted waters as the trump white house attempts to find its footing. cross talking sanctions for sanctions i'm joined by my guest here in moscow mark sloboda he's an international affairs and security analyst we also have and we're was on skis.