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a dictator dictator but you know it's a very imperial word it's washington sanctions venezuela's president nicolas maduro targeting his private assets but avoids going off to the country's oil sector. white house communications director on t.v. scaramucci has been fired less than two weeks into the job it's the latest in a series of reshuffles in team trump sparking speculation of payoffs in the cabinet . and the french government is too open to new to micro dissenters near the port of proud day this comes less than a year after the infamous jungle camp was clear. this
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is r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow thank you for joining us. but first reports are coming in of a shooting in a moscow court witnesses say around twenty shots were fired and some members of staff have been injured five gunmen were reportedly neutralized the court's press office says the building has been evacuated but has provided no further details and this is a developing story and we'll bring you more information once we have it. now washington has impose new sanctions against venezuela's president nicolas maduro that soft he claimed victory in a controversial referendum for a new constituent assembly. as a result of today's sanctions all assets of the door subject to u.s.
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jurisdiction are frozen and u.s. persons are prohibited from dealing with him. but again i do know it's a big imperialists i do know somebody for a notice of government you know that today you know every imperial orders i'm free independent president with the imperialist i'm against american imperialism. well the sanctions target me do as assets as well as those of top venezuelan officials but also ban u.s. persons armed individuals from doing business with president maduro however those warm economic restrictions the u.s. seems unwilling to his own to in this diplomatic war scalable can explain despite the fact that the girl was democratically elected u.s. leaders call him a dictator a dictator dictator we will work with our partners to hold accountable all those responsible for the leading violence and ongoing human rights violations but
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one section of venezuela's economy which according to many reports and speculation is not being targeted by sanctions is oil ninety five percent of that as well as export revenue comes from oil resources they sell oil on the international markets and at this point u.s. treasury does not intend to target the oil sector of venezuela's economy with sanctions when they were asked about venezuela's oil exports this was the response from u.s. officials others want to maybe making some changes in terms of our export of like whale oil or curbing venezuelan oil imports is that still on the table but let me just say we will continue to. monitor all of our specific time which stations against oil or i'm not going to comment on that what i will say is we will monitor all of our options it seems we all knew about this toxic relationship. is a dictator who disregards the will of the venezuelan people not i think at least a few to me about your feeling that they don't that it should be destroyed on
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a part of the of the not knowing what order they mean but at the top of that but come into it probably that the government. is violating its own constitution. live in a head on but pump oil into the equation and politics is brushed straight under the carpet his facts of how black gold unites them. protect a discount american states being the third largest exporter of crude to the us and numbers are growing up seven percent to around six hundred seventy thousand barrels a day but will it stop them absolutely not the citgo petroleum corporation based in texas belongs to wait for it venezuela's state owned oil company which means the country has access to these refineries the total capacity of about seven hundred forty nine thousand barrels per day so far the sanctions that have been
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a mention have been against refined venezuelan oil products and against individuals in the venezuelan government they have not been for the importation of crude the fact that they are not including crude speaks to that interdependence and the fact that us all producers and export are don't want to up in the market and potentially that ten percent extraction of venice on oil could spike us gasoline prices as well so i think that that is the concern. meanwhile the protests in venezuela are not going away the opposition denouncing sunday's constituent assembly elections as an interest in that it also. insists officials on lying about the turnout we do as government says more than forty percent of the electorate in sunday's vote stitcher interest and. rewriting the constitution and will have to do self the current parliament voting took place i mean he is protests. up to sixteen people were
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killed over the weekend all us come of course from caracas. well as you can see the city has been a swale of the day after an equal us modo claim big story in the courts to do an assembly vote. barricades we had to sort out a couple of those in order to get here it's been a very violent four months here in venice weyler total the scenes that. brought the started on april first one hundred twenty one according to attorney general's office does to sounds like more trouble on the way as you can see these discoveries come out. when we invited two experts on to r.t. to discuss the situation in venezuela you can not just unilaterally as a president tell your people ok well i don't like that you've got the constitution i want to write a new one so that i can decide who stays in power i can decide who i appoint to the high court and i could also decide what goes on in congress that is not
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a democracy if you want to call this professor was not which i surprised if you want to call this a mock received because it is not a democracy and you cannot interpret that in those articles of the constitution it is clear that when you go to a constitutional plebiscite or election you have to have the majority of the people calling for it you can not just unilaterally say well i don't like it i want to right now you want a moderate i want is not what i'm thinking you know what i'm going to. make it but i christine if you could just get francisco a chance to respond to the points you've made that. i hope interrupted again. the basic position is it can be called. and there is no reason for for anybody not to call it and the reason why maduro was called for these constitution constituent assembly is in order to empower the population and to get a mandate so that through that mandate they can actually begin there which is the position of the government now has been
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a strengthened regarding this the government is seeking in two thousand and fifteen when the national assembly elections took place the government got five point six million now they got a million so they increase by two and a half million votes seems to me that there is one section of this and that is totally the results and there is another one is prepared to talk these a million votes out in the facility the possibility of bringing about peace which is through the local smugglers of again and again and again why i just don't go to a general election submit your name sumit your your your your work in your in your government a little bit will decide if you want to stay or if you go but don't we why the constitution and say that that's going to be a way of solving the mass unemployment rate the inflation rate the economy going in shambles and also having people standing in lines asking for food that is completely ridiculous that a law will fix that only true leadership will fix that and that is not the way to
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do it i don't think anybody has ever said that the new country just simply is going to resolve all the problems is not going to but they did say that he will create a frame of we are certain there is going to result there the regard truth of the position come bring round to the dialogue actually people want. now the white house or seen a spate of departures late land after only ten days in office and miscarry mochi has now been sacked as its communications director his dismissal is widely regarded as an attempt by the u.s. president's new chief of staff john kelly to assert his office. all righty well the racial foes on capitol hill are prompting speculation of chaos in trance cabaniss yet the might be another reason behind the shake ups is just mean to go explains the never ending drama coming out of the white house has recently been bolstered by a number of shake ups in the west wing staff and each time another employee bites the dust the media cries that chaos and disaster are reigning in the white house
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the turmoil inside the white house is real and on full display the torrent of profanity obscenity and humiliation this is a recognition that six months into this presidency it is a feel of a failed presidency we've been seeing trump repeatedly attack members of his own staff often on social media causing headlines to erupt questioning the president's sanity these insane tweets some of donald trump's most insane tweets you know trump is completely insane a growing number of democrats are openly questioning president trump's mental health and listening carefully to donald trump and i think he's a narcissistic maniac but man this though it may be is there a method to it garcia says that mainly. it's no secret that democrats hate trump he ran on the republican ticket so frankly one can expect no less but the thing is the president own party also fosters a fair amount of opposition to him what was proposed yesterday is not what this
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party stands for i worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues. he's a race baiting zina phobic religious bigot and i am not going to get it done a. lot of the future on the other hand continues to defend his administration and the choices he makes we do swore in general kelly he will do a spectacular job i have no doubt we have a fantastic leader chief of staff going to do a really great job with the democrats against him and his own party not exactly a solid support turn. seems to be trimming the fat leaving only those he can rely on thank you president elect for the confidence that you have shown donald trump understands the problem was readiness of our military and is committed to restoring that readiness to have someone who's never done this has actually created real jobs donald trump is doing just that he speaks from the brain he speaks from the heart i
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mean all these trump insanity claims perhaps the president is simply used to running himself but those are very few he truly trusts jacqueline to go r.t. washington d.c. well early in my colleague neil harvey asked our experts for their take on trump's decision to dismiss and scaramucci the law to ridicule all mind of this but should we be more serious about this which talking about the people who are basically running the country here we've been distracted the last forty eight seventy two hours by you know the the arrival and departure of mr potter and i think it's really important that we get promptly back to business and we have north korea exploding we've got you know lots of things going on here it's not as if our relations with us and russia are going that well at the moment i mean there are a lot of problems much bigger then you know converging about you know tribes temporary decision to let somebody who probably would have been more comfortable the bot of being called you know the soprano's in there as a communications director what we really need is
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a silver order. we're not even talking about that north korea russia china we're talking about potential theoretical world war but now we're talking about anthony the move c.n.n. is playing this do you think the hate each other missing the point altogether the fact that kelly is a military man we also go mcmaster national security advisor why are we seeing. i'm sure you will be able to defend them but again fish out of water i would say while we see military people in all military positions what's the thinking from trump here do you want people who are good at taking these orders four star general who has had the kind of resume that john kelly has had over four decades of service is precisely the kind of person who can step in and out of chaos create a semblance of order he does have the kind of gravitas and the kind of familiarity with how washington should work he's a go to type of person i mean after all we've been at war rightly or wrongly since
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september two thousand and one and you know it's time to actually put the resources that are needed to identify the true enemies and win the war and build a peace instead of just endless fighting so you know i would rather see kelly and some distinguished professor of sociology out of a lot of princeton or vered because remember what the chief of staff that's what they see that he keeps people out of the way he is the he is the captain sharp elbowed to maintain order who gets to see the president who's in charge that sort of the donald trump has been under intense media pressure he's been warring with them effectively for six months is the precious starting to show because we're seeing him now let go some of the people who got him into power the likes of ryan spree this shore inspires people you would have thought were trusted the being that being ushered out now is that the pressure starting to show or is it something else if we think through the campaign period right when trump trump announced the
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immediate reaction of the mainstream press was he's it's a joke he's never going to fill out his financial forms they have been wrong about every significant aspect of dollar trump's campaign his general election campaign and of his presidency today they haven't gotten it right so again i don't really put a great stock into what they're saying it's start from the morning and they just keep repeating this and it all it's tends to create its own path and pretty soon people say well you know there. there's chaos who says there's chaos you know during world war two george marshall one of our great generals fired people every week that was called leadership that was called do we what's right actually it's a disaster it's a terrible thing tell you why general flynn was fired jeff sessions is being attacked and now scary movie is out so if you are a person with considerable talent so the kind of people now who are going to be applying for jobs in the trump white house are going to be mediocrities they don't
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really have the talent they don't have much going on so they are they want to be close to power so they'll think i'm not giving up nothing if i get fired here i disagree with you i mean that the team the trump is already surrounded himself with includes a large number of people many of whom have made money by being inveterate risk takers is that annoyance working inside the trump orbit absolutely from what i can tell it's it's mayhem in his business world and you know he has made a few bad choices it's a spectacle continued to be able to attract a large number of patriots to shift this off and say you know i'll give it a shot is this white house in chaos is this a traveling circus always this always how strong was going to roll it's classic white house the psych in emergency room i merge the room seems like chaos but that's what it deals with it deals with chaos and when in rome do as well you know the rest of the story white house is relatively steady shape with a lot left to accomplish for the benefit of most americans oppose people who
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cherish freedom and economic growth around the world well it's the opposite of business as usual trump is trying to change the system and he's being backstabbed by republicans i've long said the greatest threat to donald trump is not the d.n.c. it's actually the r. and c. so what appears to be chaos is mainly a civil war going on with republicans who want to put america first versus republicans who want to be globalist. now let's return to our breaking news story three gunmen. have reportedly been killed and two arrested after a shooting in a moscow court witnesses say iran twenty shots were fired and some members of staff have been injured will bring you more information on this story as soon as we have it.
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the feeling. that you get it out of the old. according to josh.
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welcome back francois open to my good senses near the port town of tal after a court ruled that the government must provide humane conditions for migrants trying to reach the u.k. the designated locations for the new migrants sent by you and twelve wall posts about an hour's drive from cali where the infamous. jungle county was located well for more on this let's cross live now to our correspondent charlotte do best. thank you for joining us i mean should we brace ourselves though for a second jungle. well that's exactly what the authorities are trying to avoid by this announcement that they'll open these two new centers an hour away from cali each center hosting up to around three hundred migrants but this comes after the french government seems to be backed into a corner by the french courts which should rule that. decision to not provide clean
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water and sanitation facilities to the migrants in cali was wrong and they described that as degrading treatment now that's because the french government and the interior minister said they were trying to avoid the stain mistakes again. we don't want to repeat the mistakes of the past but we also want to handle the problems and callow. well the reference there is to the new tourist camp in cali which was known as the jungle and when it started around a thousand migrants were housed there in temporary accommodation such as tents but it grew and grew it became a mecca for people who mainly were trying to reach the u.k. from cali and by the time the camp was eventually properly cleared around ten thousand people were living there in some really schooling conditions it was basically a camp that was out of control and when the authorities did to close it down last
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year there were violent scenes as aunties pauli boyko witnessed. this is the front line of the part of the jungle that's meant to be evicted today now we don't know how close we can get but you can see the riot police here in their shields with their mosques ready for any sort of action that might take place all of these settlements these hot say have been marked for demolition and the bulldozers just in the distance over there are making their way quite quickly through this part of the camp that you can see those fires burning and over there just in the distance there are a number of refugees who are stood on top of their tents they are refusing to leave and that's why there's a heavy police presence here they'll be trying to avoid the sorts of scenes that took place here yesterday rocks being thrown at the police. well as we know
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despite the attempts there to completely close down that camp it hasn't quite worked because there are still estimated to be around three hundred fifty to four hundred migrants who are living in cali and that's one of the reasons why they will be moved to these new centers the problem is though that there's no guarantee that these new centers were themselves become a mecca for migrants and that we could see some of the conditions that we saw in cali reemerging for example here in paris a center that was opened in the last year has become such a mecca for migrants that every night it's completely full and many migrants are yet again forced to sleep on the streets with every few weeks the police having to clear it yet again when they clear more migrants come and there is nothing to stop that from happening at these two new centers while there is also nothing happening to stop any migrants going back to cali basically this is a cycle that nobody seems to be able to break. in paris thank you very
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much indeed for your thoughts well to discuss this further i'm now joined live by color deputy met felipe thank you very much indeed for joining us there philip well you probably heard that really call them there by charlotte but i mean do you agree with the court's ruling. well. we refuse anyway what the court is saying that we should fix in cali because associations are running so we should fix in cali kind of facilities the mayor of l.a. has experienced already everything showers toilets camp and we see all the time it's a disaster when our cousin of before when he was a. minister said that there would be there would be no way to accept you camps and then you home office minister mr cole said the same because we don't have to suffer a bottle a kind of lack of corage from europe. seems to be ignoring that situation they
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are coming from somewhere they are right in europe and we in cali are the last gate before england because the ones who are there are trying to get to england what has to be done is at the end the ones who can claim has the long walk claiming us evil must receive facilities on and the french minister said that two centers will open very soon probably next week and it's fair but all the other ones who are not claiming any kind of fuzzy loom or whatsoever in france or in europe they must be sent back to their country. ok well let's have a look at what the ramifications could be i mean do you fear that there's a situation that where it could boil over yet again and do you also fear that a new jungle could emerge. a new jungle could emerge any time if we're not careful way of course with the experiments we how we are
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a large network around the city because the mayor the mage's you can see are not in the city they are about a mile away from the city so we're again we are very careful and the network with the people around all kind of area that could receive people trying to build a new camp we are advised to magically and the companies dismantled within the next hours so of course we are very careful about it and we want to relieve the pressure when i say we the mayor of l.a. and us the citizens of the city want to release the pressure because we don't want to leave that situation again and do you think that by having these new reception centers it will actually empowered more migrants to come. it's so difficult to say . one thing is sure it's not because. one being the colliery of the are about one hour away because they won't be in the color you're. less migrant will be tempted
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to come if something is built all around student kelly or in the county area for sure without more and more migrants we know it's for more than twenty years so we know the old be experienced. by the past. no been successful so no way for us to accept it again i have to leave it there thank you very much indeed the deputy mayor of cali felipe minion i thank you for your time this afternoon thank you you're welcome. now let's return to our breaking news story reports are coming in of a shooting in a moscow court witnesses say around twenty shots were fired and that some members of staff have been injured and we can now cross live to our correspondent. or amman i mean what has happened can you tell us what's going on there right now. well at the moment the situation seems to be under control what we know so far the
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shoes and occurred earlier this afternoon here at the moscow region. during a hearing about so the so-called g t a gang it's a number of people who were accused of killing at least seventeen people in the mosque or region by way of ambushing their victims so well during the hearing today a shooting occurred and as a result of that court officer as well as officer in the convoy had been wounded and after that four of the assailants or four of the attackers have been killed at the moment we're waiting for more news for more on this and according to the press. this off the court was should be hearing something within the next hour including a white hot news that's. in the moscow region thank you very much. and i'll be back with more news of the tell of the hour. if you took an economics course you're
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