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the opposition in venice way led calls for yet more protests following sunday's controversial election which has already sparked violence. london's high court blocks a bid to prosecute former british prime minister tony blair for a crime of aggression over the iraq war. also at this hour. militants are driven i don't there are six year stronghold in the eastern lebanese monckton's r.t. travels to what used to be terrorists in the highlands. inside the shocking
discovery what appeared to be prison cells with. lots of tactical this. monday evening six pm here in moscow on the last day of july this is r t international my names you know neil welcome to the program our top story this hour clashes in the venice walen comp but all continue following sunday's vote for a new constituent assembly president maduro branded the result a victory for the country but with only a forty one percent voter turnout the opposition said it would continue protesting the results controversy over the election has sparked a deadly wave of violence across the country.
i think. the protests have frequently turned violent sound explosion on a street in caracas to enjoin a number of people including seven police officers half a dozen other were wounded when a grenade was thrown into a polling station but the opposition which slammed the election as a legal house call for more protests.
is you know the public and we 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 there's no need if we don't have a republic that's why we went to vote. this is illegal no one asked the people where they wanted or not i don't you know you know people are tired of they can ask the government to fix the things that should be fixed but basically we need peace. while president nicolas maduro cold on venice whelan's to throw their support behind the new assembly which will be formed in the near future now it's going to be tasked with rewriting the constitution will have the power to dissolve the current parliament the opposition. has defied
a ban on public protests and then once the election was a power grab by president maduro well over the past four months more than one hundred people have been killed in the violence let's take a look here in our news wall at how the unrest all grew at the end of march the powers of the national assembly were seized by the supreme court which first triggered public anger then in april the court revised its 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 to parking further often deadly on rest of the u.s. the e.u. and several latin american countries have already rejected the election results but the venezuelan president had back at the criticism. we have the constituent assembly now. the spokesperson of the emperor donald trump said they didn't recognize the election results how the hell did it matter to us what trump is
saying it matters what the people of when israel are saying. well to get more news from the scene let's cross live now to local journalist carlos camacho in the capital caracas good to have you back on the program yet we've heard cold suddenly from the opposition for more protests and that has been going on for quite some time is it safe to assume that we should expect more violence here after the vote hello good to be back yes well the opposition is a still defiant a ban on. which is supposedly answer to moral. there are road blocks there are people on the street corners away banners people will tell you they don't recognize the vald as a result the president of a national assembly hall or has went on the liberation today saying they got norway they warm and could have obtained a million volts and it looks just restless here it's worse than it was before for
the prospect of violence well it is already pretty barren here after four months of broad as you get according to attorney general's office one hundred twenty one people killed in the moderation. there were sixteen people killed in the most stations if another deadly day of course we've been showing you this already some pretty rare it is just incredible pictures what is next carlos for president maduro how strong is he in the face of this opposition. well late last night he promised more measures. should call it force he promised to dismantle the existing national assembly he promised to this mantle. of is and his and he told the. world the best i said these measures or else so he's not compromising he is putting
a brave face i must say this for him he's trying to look very strong even if this war this being challenged by the contras like you said including the u.s. and european union so with his is still trying to put a very brave front i have to say that from a little just a brief word on the pictures we're seeing as you were speaking to us there are explosions bombs going off police getting injured civilians dying we saw an explosion just there targeting the armed forces is that likely to be a new tactic. with a known hope unargued the opposition or a blue. it's committed to peaceful protests but we hope we are beginning to see i.e. these or at least. look like. explosion explosive devices like you would see in syria or iraq i hope that's not a new trend and i really hope this year somebody's going off their whales or even
our rules from sections of the government that want to portray the opposition by allowing the opposition is there now a symbiosis and they are not supporting it in any way shape or form so publicly that's what i can tell you right now. on another deadly weekend in caracas after that constitutional local journalist carlos commercial thank you. the high court in london has rejected an attempt to prosecute former prime minister tony blair over the iraq war with the story here's alice here in london. well this is a highly anticipated decision as the high court here in the u.k. blocks a bid to prosecute tony blair for his role in kick starting the iraq war back in two thousand and three now this is a case that was brought forward by an iraqi general who accused tony blair of quote a crime of aggression but the justices here in london did rule that because no such notion exists under domestic law in england and wales this case is not going to go
forward they also said that this is a decision that is not going to be reversed by the supreme court we have to say that the defense team did argue that the chilcote reports the massively controversial report published last year justified bringing tony blair to justice because if you remember this is a report that underscored the questionable intelligence used when it comes to the issue of weapons of mass destruction in iraq as well as brought to light information on not all peaceful alternatives having been considered before the iraq war was launched let's take a listen in 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 of civility of the potential threat from iraq. the judgments about iraq's capabilities in that statement and in the published the same. we're
presented with a certainty that was not justified. despite the fact that tony blair is not going to clearly be appearing in court in this particular case the issue of the massive death toll as well as the consequences that this war has had for the region and the rest of the world and the fact that the families continue speaking out about the need to bring him to justice it doesn't seem like this issue is going to be going away anytime soon and this one terrorist in this world that the world needs to be aware of these names tony but we were proud of the students so it was signed on to sort of a comfort but we can be proud of the way i'll go to. the street. so it's obviously clear that despite the fact that this particular case has now been dropped that families are going to continue to hope for justice for the ones that they lost in the iraq war a former u.k. ambassador to libya told us blair should be prosecuted but probably never will be. believe that it will ever be about a foot for
a british court to decide because. apparently the exist the crime over question doesn't exist in british law and i think that's the end of the matter until parliament sides otherwise known that of course opinion in britain is divided but now i think the majority is very much critical condemns the war and in the war i think i think i'm right in saying that and no doubt lots of people will have examined the story to see whether there is any legal recourse but i think the truth is that i am on record as saying that i think tony blair is a war criminal but then of course so is george w. bush. in the sense that it wouldn't be very satisfactory if tony blair was to be brought before a british court but nothing was to be done about america the fact is we don't have a world government we don't have an international criminal court which is fully effective we do have an international criminal court but a number of countries america russia israel have declined to commit themselves to it so we'll start with the fact that this has to be dealt with politically the only
way that this could change in britain and in my opinion others i said i'm a lawyer is of parliament so decided. to another story we're closely following this hour lebanon's hezbollah fighters have recaptured the last stronghold of the al newser a terror group in the country they are sell monckton's are located in eastern lebanon right that's near the syrian border this line right here you know the area has been a hotbed for extremists since the start of the syrian war six years ago isis. this area has completely been covered by those groups well. traveled to the newly liberated territory force this is his report. these are the are seldom ounces in the east of lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah 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 and time guns
and all sorts of all tillery 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 and where fights is received instruction when 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 just a few kilometers away behind these mountains behind us pops more ominous to me many more of them decided to defect to the so-called islamic state and some of the. come on just to tell me that there are only four kilometers away. each side to see if he stood up in. the u.s. bus or to the u.n. issues one of her strongest threats yet against north korea. and plenty other
stories after this. to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and she. wanted. to go right to be close this is what before three of the people. interested in the water. should. make it as we describe it he's just a faith feed. you see. so if you can be this is going to be. this this is nothing to get you ready but. it's going to be things that are.
sixty minutes into the program welcome back syria has called on the u.n. to help and washington's quote must occur against its civilians. the u.s. led international coalition continues to commit massacres against innocent syrian civilians but conducting systematic as strikes those attacks contributed to the spread of chaos killing and destruction. more on this let's cross caleb been killed very direct language being used here put into context for us well
damascus presented this letter to the united nations essentially calling on them to dissolve the u.s. led coalition in syria pointing out that they feel it is responsible for a large number of civilian deaths now this letter is presented just after we hear about an airstrike in which six civilians were killed now according to some estimates in july as many as four hundred fifty civilians were killed in u.s. coalition air strikes in syria let's take a listen to some of the reaction we've heard and how. there was no more water for irrigation the land has been in record province and there is no harvest and if any crops did remain we were not allowed to use them to hurt if one of them the coalition struck some schools so children than studio anymore many more civilians were injured when the coalition hit hospitals as well. and. i'm now in fourth grade. jets bombed our school so we stopped going there
lots of civilians were killed in that airstrike as they were sheltering in fear at the time. now the letter from damascus to the united nations was expressing outrage about the kind of things you just heard civilians being killed children others being put in danger daily airstrikes chaos however secretary of defense james mattis he has said that he feels like civilian casualties are inevitable in the fight against terrorism this is what was said by secretary of defense james mattis from the united states. or a fact of life in this sort of situation now it's important to remember that the u.s. coalition in syria is there without the permission of the internationally recognized syrian government at no point have they ever given permission for the
united states and its allies to intervene and set up shop in their country and they have now called on the united nations to take action to stop the activities of the united states in syria live from new york city caleb maupin thank you for the hope that. the u.s. or to the u.n. has warned north korea that quote the time for talk is over nikki haley out of any security council resolution that does not significantly against the hermit kingdom is pointless it comes after north korea on friday test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. an additional security council resolution that does not significantly increase the international pressure on north korea is no value the time for talk is over a lot comes as donald trump has accused china of being unwilling to seriously tuck old the north korean issue the president valid but he wouldn't let the situation
continue as it has been on sunday the u.s. flew to supersonic bombers over the korean peninsula the b. one b. lancer is its quickest plane and also has the largest internal payload the aircraft were flanked by side korean fighter jets in what is being seen as a show of force in the wake of the recent missile launch. and with tensions running high in the region china has been flexing its military might to during a military parade marking the ninetieth anniversary of the people's liberation army the country showcased some of its newest hardware china affairs specialist under long to list solving the korean problem cannot be retired rector to china as it's not beijing these are getting young in the first place. that would be a very dangerous. venture with unknown consequences first called collateral damage is that this stabilization of the entire korean peninsula. and
just by using military caution is that unlikely or solve the problem all these threats and also shoulder of military force is not going to solve the problem. and of course the problem cannot be all sourced to china because clearly. career. which is targeted in america which is sees as a threatening change as a super secret agenda. says the time has come for russia to show it will not leave us sanctions on the answered he explained moscow's response to washington's restrictions in an interview. with more than a thousand people both diplomatic and technical staff currently working in russia which are seven hundred. detainees and that's painful.
because they're not but america has taken a step to jeopardize u.s. russia relations and the important thing is that that step wasn't triggered by anything because this is a move to impose a legal restrictions to attempt to influence other countries including u.s. allies cuba which are interested in developing ties with russia but on the us. and on longer. 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 unanswered. of course we have more to say there are fears that we could restrict 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 as well.
also and we know how 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 by president trump the document approved by congress aims to target russia's lucrative energy trade with european partners washington claims the measures are in response to alleged election meddling. calls for independence are growing in southern germany where one in three but varian say they are in favor of breaking free pro independence supporters want a bigger say over the future of the region away from the influence of the e.u. peter all over us more every country came to ask come from and out of a set of values michael is a third generation might make when it comes to the map but he'd rather have it redrawn. is too important to be a nation in its own right and
a recent poll shows that one in three bavarians share his view. by some. strong images of germany that they're actually very very a is a is a is a market. is a market a brand. on. a brand come from germany. tastes bad the small spat. while most of the german state so simply called the state so all right ali you're right learn a lot mate the theory of good speech free states the theory of it makes absolutely no difference but it's a name that's a little different over the last couple of years but various political focus has 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 wooden door policies. for them in our culture everyone needs to learn german and 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 our wild writes. i think the berkeley. just such you already against splitting the fact there's only one fourteenth with an independent their real their manifesto the find 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 peacefully 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 from. brussels on the other hand and these people decide over the
people. we have no influence the so called in the european parliament we have only thirteen members. for example greece which has less inhabitants. and i think you can move. the political groups which while there may be some support for a breakaway there 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. will continue to rule over there in life these are all. ok time to switch gears now because it's an event that pits the wits of the best drivers in the business seconds to each other in a showcase of scale the twenty seven being biathlon is underway just outside moscow
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