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lead a march to the palace raising the pressure on president over his controversial labor reforms. that says the french president meeting with the lebanese prime minister who surprise resignation announcement has raised fears of regional turmoil we discussed the latest developments with one of the country's top diplomats. a man . of chaos and instability which in turn lead to terrorism. also this hour decisions are put on hold as german parties missed that deadline to paul budde governing coalition. and a political satirist carries out a social experiment at berkeley california waving the u.s. and islamic state flags on provoking some unexpected reactions.
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you watching on t.v. and sasha live from our moscow studio with mean a day or two to welcome to the program people have taken to the streets of paris to voice their anger over president mccrone social policies quoting to organizers they've come from all over france. the. the the and. the and. the demonstrators were blocked by police on their route two microns official residence the new say palace they accuse the president of defending the rich with his labor reforms and violating civil rights with a new anti tyrant or some of the protesters allegedly carried out acts of vandalism
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along the way. the. the lebanese prime minister is also in the french capital hour he has met emanuel micron it follows solid hariri is recent surprise resignation announcement in saudi arabia and subsequent absence from beirut this sparked speculation that he was being held under house arrest in riyadh here's what hariri had to say as he left elise a palace. on core france has shown once again how great its role is in the world and in the region has just proven its dedication to stability and lebanon i will return to be roots in the coming days and will take part in the celebrations dedicated to the country's independence. he reveals a promise to express his view on the ongoing situation in lebanon and outline his next steps after meeting with the country's leader the statement was made after he had lunch with micron joined by the prime minister's wife and eldest son the turmoil in lebanon is thought to have been on the agenda with harry reid's visit to
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france who by many as the first step out of the crisis. has more from paris. lebanese prime minister's visit to france is another twist in a quite bizarre story of his resignation that he announced earlier this month in a televised address while in saudi arabia the country mr hariri holds second nationality or he then explained that the major reason behind this decision is that temps by iran saudi arabia's long term. rival in the region to meddle into the lebanese internal as well as regional affairs and ate immediately sparked speculation that mr hariri was held in saudi arabia against his will and that he was forced to resign and that was the opinion that was shared by many politicians including in lebanon including the country's president who said he cannot accept this resignation unless mr hariri comes back to the root and discusses this
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situation with mr president personally after that mr hariri to take that he's a free man he dismissed all these speculations and he said that he is free to move around and as a proof of that he is now in france meeting the country's president emmanuel mccall who has been very clear that he considers mr hariri the lebanese prime minister and this is exactly the status he invited mr hariri to france eighteen this is what he had to say i will bear for welcome him with you to prime minister who has indeed the but his resignation has not been recognized in his country since he has not yet been there i will welcome him here as prime minister france's president emmanuel mccall invited mr hariri to france after he's very short and very unexpected today say to saudi arabia at the time when lebanese prime minister was there the role
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france is trying to play in this situation is very large it france is lebanon's former colonial rule it has very close historically very close ties with levon on many politicians including mr hariri the lebanese prime minister used to leave here he has a house in harry's so franz is a very important country for lebanon but many say that maybe this time trying to mediate between the two out very influential powers such as saudi arabia and iran france is risking. saudi arabia and iran are two regional powers that have long been competing for influence riyadh was a supporter of hiring me as a politician whereas lebanon's president is a long term of hezbollah he even claimed riyadh might have forced the prime minister to resign because it felt he hadn't done more to stand up to iran backed
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hezbollah artie's looks at why many fear the country could turn into a saudi iranian proxy war. beirut the lebanese capital nicknamed the riviera of the middle east it's an oasis of calm in an often troubled region but that wasn't always the case the city was the center of a bloody civil war that raged from the one nine hundred seventy five to one nine hundred ninety because for too long sectarian lines which is still present across the country today. here outside the holiday inn hotel the marks of the war are still visible thousands of men fought for control of a number of luxury hotels in this area the holes in the wall a testament to that fighting.
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while he showed us the green light the predominantly muslim west of the city for the mostly christian east today the story is very different many religious groups live together in the country and the stability for the past twenty seven years but with the resignation of lebanon's prime minister saad hariri announced live while he was in saudi arabia there are fears that some regional countries are trying to push lebanon back into civil strife to pressure the shear political party has been the has bill as actions were considered as a declaration a war against saudi arabia by lebanon and by the lebanese party devil saudi arabia is trying to turn the lebanese against one another they want us to humiliate and fight one another i think the saudi decided to escalate if they want to take a very strong position. against hezbollah and they knowing for fact that it
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will this will cause instability in the country and they wanted somebody who. probably project forces or forces against against hezbollah so it was like a coup by this he would use a lot of the lebanese people think about the prospect of a return to the dark days of the civil war and the way that was it didn't work because he's people beating up each other. and seeing here and working with that with people with different with different religion as we all accept each other. we were almost killed in the last rule i remember everything there was no electricity no water we cannot survive another war i mean i'm afraid there will be a civil war again but i help that god will stop this from happening i'm a sunni muslim but i have friends from all faiths shia druze and others we are all brothers will continue to coexist peacefully sunni shia maronite for us the
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most important thing in the citizens of lebanon. may god grant that there will be no civil war lebanon is one of the few countries in the middle east which has managed to maintain a balance between its many sectarian factions but that balance can be fragile could be upset by certain regional powers choosing the country as a buffer for the road proxy war. in beirut lebanon. we discussed the ongoing situation in lebanon in an exclusive interview with the country's top diplomat. today we're facing another attempt at creating hot beds of chaos and instability which in turn lead to terrorism what is happening in lebanon follows the same scenario which is why it's necessary to finish this tour here in russia but russia has fought most of all against radicalism and terrorism we want to discuss
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preventative measures with moscow to ensure that we're not threatened lebanon remain stable and we are able to fight terrorism it. then and lebanon is able to counter any threat we are ready for such a scenario but we strive to do everything possible to prevent this from happening and want to have good relations with saudi arabia we're still acting this way and we're not going to change this approach unless we're forced to act in self-defense and the whole we can follow such a constructive policy but we're not immune from hostile actions towards us we see this in the situation with mr hariri anyone could go to war with us but i still doubt that this will happen because the consequences would affect those who start a war of course lebanon would suffer as well so we want to avoid war. any country can take action against hezbollah as the us does although the hezbollah leader has repeatedly said whoever wants to oppose us let them oppose us but leave
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lebanon alone we do not want lebanon to suffer because of us we believe that any punishment directed against all the lebanese people will have consequences for those responsible and affect the entire region is what is europe whoever decides to punish lebanon should think carefully before making such a decision but everyone bears responsibility for their actions including hezbollah . chairman parties are struggling to form a new government almost two months after the election. the greens and the free passage angle of merkel missed an important e.u. summit in sweden on friday as she struggles to form a government of the excuse she gave for not being in attendance hasn't gone down well with so on across the continent as well angle of merkel is distracted here in major projects of ground to an almost standstill.
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without chancellor merkel's full backing the ambitious pillar of social rights plan which was launched in sweden on friday hardly landed with fireworks. then there's breaks that where there is little chance of trade talks that theresa may want so desperately getting underway before there's a government here in germany. the same goes for eurozone reforms that were put forward by french president emanuel it's worth noting that those that you members would have had to wait for coalition discussions to start here in germany while the free democrats argued that they didn't want to have to sit next to an immigration alternative for germany in the chamber but when talks began they certainly haven't been plain sailing the deadline was set for thursday evening but that has been gone and those talks still
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going on but the telling me it's not going to be easy it will certainly be difficult but it's worth negotiating a second time i'm going to shower for a no no half and then i'm going to go on t.v. and try to make a good impression and spread optimism the idea is that the government will be a coalition of merkel's christian democrats and their bavarian sister party as well as the environmentalist green party and the pro-business free democrats to achieve it they have to overcome some major divisions like the upper limits of asylum seekers allowed to arrive in the country and refugees family reunifications plus the use of coal the greens want to seriously cuts it while the free democrats say that could harm the economy it's expected that some sort of deal will be struck eventually but there's also rumblings of fresh elections should the divisions
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between these parties prove to be too white peter all of a burly. media know the clocks are taking with the party senate our political scientist and party than a patsy you will simply have to wait. because sherman is see the most important power of the european union as the european union certainly cannot move with our chairman e. m. for chairman need to move or to push forward the european union or to stop pushing it forward whatever germany is in need of a stable government so far we have no stable government secure for all european business has to wait until germany is ready again to be an active player in the european game we will simply have the situation there other than in the last decades germany paralysed itself which is an exceptional situation but since i'm glad merkel is contributed very much to this situation well it's up to her to find a way of muddling through september scandal free election campaign and withstand
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one of the most boring in recent times however possible coalition partners are perhaps more interesting than they might seem. glulx thanks. thanks thanks thanks thanks
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thanks. thanks so much experience so. well pilar's allowed to end this stalemate over a chemical probe in syria that story and still to come. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the senate is full of the
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only show i go out of my way to talk to a lot of the silly pacs the. yampa is the john oliver of our two year marriage to say we are apparently better than. the c. people you've never heard of love back to the next president of the world bank so very. seriously send us an e-mail. on the program the diplomatic standoff between russia and the u.s. has spiraled over whether to extend a chemical weapons probe in syria that's off to moscow for the second time in twenty four hours vetoed a resolution on the issue calling for serious changes to how the joint
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investigative mechanism operates russia has no interest in finding common ground you have stopped trying to shift the blame on russia russia has not negotiated with any of us used to this is a deliberate attempt to disinform a should russia will not agree to any mechanism extension of the missoni possum. after all the major deficiencies in its work affixed russia's actions today and in recent weeks have been designed to delay to distract and ultimately to defeat the result would have you forgotten how your so that you killed a j i am russia is wasting our time everything happening here looks like some ridiculous predictable to me however behind the scenes both ambassadors were caught on camera calmly discussing the situation tensions grew after the investigation issued its final report on the chemical attack in syria's can shaken in april this year the report concluded that the syrian government was behind the incident that killed over eighty people something strongly denied by the russian side moscow earlier proposed
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its own draft resolution but that also failed to pass a u.n. vote one of russia's main concerns is the reliability of the solve is used as evidence but it's because the experts carrying out the probe didn't visit the site of the attack and receive their data through third parties which had transported samples out of syria. now a rally in the u.s. city of boston organized by conservative groups or the police intervene amid minor clashes that to as it was meant by anti fascist counter-demonstration resist marxism and boston free speech planned the so-called rally for the republican vote and after a similar demo was overwhelmed in all gets this time around again though their opponents came to stop the rally chanting no triumph no k.k.k. no fascist usa both sides traded in cells and the rally had been banned by the city's authorities but activists turned up anyway.
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a political satirist of the us has carried out a social experiment to see what would cause more controversy the american flag or terror group islamic states. where is country on planet earth to protect all freedoms right. now and there are wanted to see what the reaction would be with. another flag that's out there in the news. i denounce american imperialism. or thank you. for friday after spending several hours waving my isis flag shouting pro isis anti american rhetoric the sum total of one person was upset by it. but the choice of location of the experiment in california may have influenced the results number of last night's rallies have taken place that
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throughout the year with some turning violent my colleague on the horowitz about his experiment. i was out there for about an hour and in that hour we had about i was about twenty to twenty five people were made in a negative comments toward the flag and maybe three or four had positive comments able to flex the vast majority of commas they received were quite negative it ranges from you know america's not create this you know surface it was that to f. america that number of as well when you are flying the symbol of america and people react that way no matter what you expect and still shocking so the second part of the video was i was waving the isis flag for the most part people were simply not saying a word they were ignoring it their look at me and walking away i got a couple and you saw them both in the video some support for the isis like sickly and disgustingly enough. i was with the isis flag for over two hours so more than
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double the time i was with a u.s. flag and i only got a small one person who thought it was of noxious i suppose another thought that crossed my mind people might not and it might not have just registered with them what you were doing i was yelling isis come fight for isis i said isis every third word they could not escape the fact that this was the isis flag and i was a representative of isis and i people might be skeptical because they know that if it down to ten minutes and you can pick and choose but pops the the thing to get to the way i do my business is i only i will only show what the majority opinion is so for example there were people supported the u.s. flag i didn't show that because the most majority people respond to me were overwhelmingly negative i never cherry pick in the sense that i'll never do the reverse i'll never show the minority and express that as the majority of the years i've been doing this i've never been accused with one exception was sweden which was you know i've been accused of doctoring the footage. and that's all round up of
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our top stories this hour and i've got to look as up on social media shawn thomas will be here at the top of the hour with more of the latest news thanks for watching. thank. you. it's the cradle of jazz. the america is still america we are. told this jazz feel.
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time after time said we're going underground is today the scottish of europe's largest socialist movement jeremy corbin's u.k. labor party elected a new leader in scotland coming up in the show can we trust nation media reports about robert mugabe given historical coverage of former british colony zimbabwe we speak in the form achieve advisor of u.k. back opposition leader morgan tsvangirai and the head of mugabe's zanu p.f. u.k. chapter of the politician a factor u.k. ruling coalition slams on limbs leader the over a go for it by u.t. and foolishness. shin fein m.p. and. director of elections francine malloy appeals to downing street for the truth about an alleged british coverup over the murder of northern irish politician patsy kelly all this more coming up in today's going underground but first to the
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southern african nation of zimbabwe which is mean in the news a lot lately here in britain the former colonial muster of zimbabwe the statement they did broadcasters routinely attacked the government of the country led by robert mugabe ever since independence in the end of white ruled so-called rhodesia . now the silence of mr mugabe it's all right for the africans but what about the white mainstream media's care when it comes to countries like zimbabwe or venezuela or iran which seek a future outside the washington consensus some viewers may remember when the b.b.c. routinely attacked this man for being a terrorist for wanting the end of white imperialism in africa. right where. we. ever. got. democratic country comrade mandela went from terrorist just saying to nato nation media when he fell in line with the washington consensus and neoliberal
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privatization as from a garbage tax from the state mandated b b c arguably rise and fall depending on the levels of his genuflection before the international monetary fund the lesson arguably is watch out for this information in nato nation mainstream media about leadership succession in zimbabwe especially when media outlets and perhaps the real global superpower of the twenty first century carry reports like this huge impairing said china and zimbabwe are real or whether friends yeah the page should not only be good friends on politics but also be good partners in development let alone reports like this russian president vladimir putin welcomed zimbabwe president robert mugabe into the kremlin well joining me now is the chairman of the u.k. chapter of zanu p.f. nick maguire nick thanks so much for coming on going underground events moving fast ridges or clips of xi jinping and value me a putin with robert mugabe as
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a months ago just remind us just give us a taste of how the racist british colonialism works. which preceded the successful revolution of robert mugabe thank you for having me and for asking such a pain and question them preach it in the crimea rule in zimbabwe was very repressive. to play people i would just give you a simple snippet like that people we're not supposed to work on the simple on the walk on the same street of the white person so basically you are off the pavement and the white prisoners on the pavement if for some reason you see a white person on the pavement you have to go the other way and that that was imposed by the law simple things women we considered minus you couldn't a woman could not transact on your own until in one thousand eighty two when president mugabe and his government passed the law which was called the legal majority at your wife and your child will equal or western mainstream media all
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week we get robert mugabe was responsible for the mass slaughter of tens of thousands of zimbabweans well there were thousands and thousands and thousands where it was a bubble and swim cup it bought during the liberation struggle there additions britain and america were support the united states is what exact african apartheid against cuba and react so we want to be a little bit better we had. a pseudo sanction regime when actually every hunter you know they were the fighter jets and planes that were being used by the religions were british red almost who important that was be us was british made so what sanctions are we talking about here so we received the british we were fighting the british we were in defeating the british and atrocities were committed off and an untold scales. you know we had problems at the beginning of our independence in operative yes we we had disturbances and people died excesses we've done we've committed because people are trying to if you know the mission we would into been
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problems it is unfortunate one not one person is an officer debate but we could act but it does not turn our independence into devilish independence why did robert mugabe take loans from the i.m.f. we know well some and there were arguably destroyed the economy of south africa with the floods i think if there's anything that zimbabwe regrets is calling under that structural adjustment programs or it's a piece that's failed throughout the world because. in plain and slanted towards the towards the east we were going for socialism and then believed or start a billion or crumbled in the one nine hundred eighty nine by one thousand ninety are the big can we get.

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