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israel's armed forces target gaza in response to several rockets launched against israeli territory. violence leaves two palestinians dead and hundreds of injured as a day of rage is declared in the region tensions spilled over after a controversial decision to recognize them as the israeli capital. plus a major breakthrough is reached in the talks as both sides agree to move to the next stage though senior officials warn these will only get tougher.
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broadcasting live in moscow this is our john thomas certainly glad to have you with us now israeli jets have hit palestinian militant targets in the gaza strip in response to rocket attacks and that is according to the israeli defense forces palestinian medics report at least twenty five injured twenty four news correspondent a shy been already is in gaza for us. we have witnessed that idea of response hitting targets inside the gaza strip just behind me here on the horizon we could see very large explosions this in response to earlier projectile fired towards israel with one rocket actually being intercepted by israel's missile defense battery i would dome over the city of stare at that's a little to the north of here in fact there was a an additional project also fired towards israeli territory that it's yet to actually have been found and a little while after that around nine o'clock local time we did see that the
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response from the i.d.f. hitting two targets going to hamas to get a weapons warehouse inside the gaza strip as well as a hamas training facility. two palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured in large scale protests according to palestine's health ministry several reports suggest over seven hundred fifty people were affected tear gas rubber bullets and even that live ammunition was reported to be used by israeli police as they clash with demonstrators tensions have escalated following u.s. president donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel. clashes between protesters and israeli police have been seen across palestine in
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jerusalem people have been gathering near the damascus gate where there is a massive israeli security presence as you tried to basically reports force. bottles were hurled at the security services and the journalists who were trying to get out of the way and then the police into pushing those protesters away and running off to them some on the back to post this while trying to steer them away from damascus gate but this is just an indication a small indication of some of the scuffles that we're seeing across the israeli and palestinian territories today and over the last few days we've been talking to israeli citizens and palestinian citizens this is what they had to say. they will not be back of the questions of the course of. a ramifications will it for another intifada or another our revolution it's going to be in default i think so you know but this is this time is not going to be short one you know i hope takes them
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outright but i don't look right you know policies or look for any excuse they can't call for delivery and. they don't they're not going to help us it's a significant move i think it's going to cause trouble why jerusalem is to be the capital of israel i don't know who. is in palestine should remain in palestine the sound of call in the end that sort of people showing support for the small number of demonstrators who hate taking challenging things like this is our capital these are palestinian demonstrators. with the announcement by donald trump meanwhile on the other hand the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has described this is being a great decision and he has thanked john the trial for recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel. palestine says it will now reject any u.s. led peace negotiations it also says u.s. vice president mike pence it won't be welcome when he comes to the region later
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this month to discuss the implications of trump's decision with dan dyker a project director for the jerusalem center for public affairs and. a foreign affairs adviser to the palestinian president now for the peace process it actually paves the way to peace because israel will be called upon by the same trumpet ministration to make concessions to its palestinian neighbor which it will be much more ready to do now that a basic wrong has been corrected which is to to rightfully acknowledge that they drew sloan is the capital the possibility is really seem blocked by what mr trump has done grewsome is a very very sensitive issue to the palestinians to the arabs to the muslims and to the christians of the world and what he has. created as a serious situation not only of mistrust but of instability and potential for explosion in this part of the world the palestinian authority looks and the hamas
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is of course they look for any excuse to call for a day of rage so you know that the hamas is in business to kill israelis and to kill political opponents like the fatah and the p.a. uses the day of rage as an excuse in order to avoid making any headway on the peace process and word intifada really means a popular uprising and a popular uprising continue and varieties of ways what is going on today is an intifada what went on three months ago in jerusalem was an intifada but it was in. direly peaceful and that's what our authority really aimed at popular uprising that is nonviolent is the best way of expressing the feelings and the rejection of the palestinian people of the trump and israeli occupation well if the palestinians want to wipe themselves off the face of the battle it equally they should continue in this in this line of political violence as well as threats of physical violence
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i would suggest that they go back to the table and where they have israelis with open arms and open hands willing to negotiate with them but this is something they're going to have to learn to do and stop calling for days of rage and for terror and violence. protests against a trance decision have been staged across the world many people rallied in front of u.s. embassies in support of palestine demonstrators burned american and israeli flags as well as what posters of trump and benyamin netanyahu. meanwhile washington's it decision on the status of jerusalem prompted an emergency session of the u.n. security council has come up and reports now from new york well at the emergency session of the fifteen members of the united nations security council fourteen of those members stepped up and criticized the united states for its decision regarding recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital and announcing that it would move its embassy we regard east jerusalem as part of the occupied palestinian
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territories. we therefore disagree with the u.s. decision to move its embassy to jerusalem and unilaterally to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel before a final status agreement. we regret the decision announced by the president of the united states to recognize jerusalem as the capital of his room for in the gloom we have to miss a lot of the the arab republic of egypt denounces the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capsule of israel. we in china is highly concerned about the recent developments regarding the status of jerusalem. most good. meant washington's decision with serious concern. now when nikki haley took the floor at the security council chamber she emphasized that trump's decision did not really have any direct impact on any borders or ongoing territorial disputes it was simply a recognition of the israeli capital being in jerusalem the united states has not
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taken a position on boundaries or borders the specific dimensions of sovereignty over jerusalem are still to be decided by the israelis and the palestinians and negotiations the united states has not advocated changing any of the arrangements at the temple mount hareem serif the president specifically called for maintaining the status quo at the holy site finally and critically the united states is not predetermine in final status issues we remain committed to achieving a lasting peace agreement during her remarks nikki haley argued that the united nations was not treating israel properly and she also went on to say that because the united states side facilitated previous agreements between israel and egypt and israel and palestinians that they had been signed on the white house lawn with this show that the united states maintained credibility within the both sides those were
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her words the usa maintains credibility with both sides now we then heard from a representative of the palestinian authority and he seemed to strongly disagree with what nikki haley had said the u.s. decision to do or does the day lose impunity undermines and essentially disqualify its leadership role to seek peace in the region now in the aftermath of this announcement from tom we have seen quite a bit of chaos protests are taking place not just in palestine but also throughout the region with various various. supporters of the palestinians protesting a lot of anger and the days of rage that have been called by palestinians and others so quite a bit of a strong reaction to the announcement from donald trump which was discussed at the u.n. security council we spoke to the ambassador of bolivia to the united nations the n.t. he believes the decision on jerusalem falls into
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a larger pattern of behavior by us. i think that we should concede that these decision. brother from a rather perspective the for the united states in contradiction not just international but what the international community has been doing for the past decades. regarding jerusalem. also. can see the rain it's unilateral unilateral actions against syria not just us but also considering the fact that they have less to call them climate change but they have abandoned the negotiations for the global compact on migration and the fact that they are also putting at risk the so-called iran nuclear deal those are examples that. right now the united states it's of course not
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just. contradicting international law but also they are becoming increasingly threats to multilateralism opportunity for. britain's prime minister theresa may says all sides of the budget negotiations are now ready to move on to the next stage of talks however there are still many obstacles the u.k. is expecting to face as artie's on this. ports. certainly in the bronx it's a deadline is looming time is ticking at what we've seen so far is that these negotiations have been anything but very simple especially maybe according to those who expect to things to move forward much quicker we've seen a theresa may and european commission president john clarke basically pot themselves on the box for breaking through with this first round of discussions when it comes to the issue of irish borders now they're looking forward to moving on to issues such as trade however we have seen the european council president
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donald tusk come out and say that they're going to be really some different harsh realities he's talked about specifically the transition period that the u.k. has put forward saying that britain wants this two year transition period sad that this is going to come along with some pretty serious conditions he has said that not only will decisions be made without the u.k. in this time but he's also said that the u.k. is going to have to respect the laws in that time including new laws including budgetary commitments as well as judiciary oversight let's take a listen clearly was in the transition period following to the u.k.'s withdrawal. decision making group continue among. the. states.
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that. seems to be dilutive reasonable solution well low following these latest developments reaction including some negative come from the likes of former you keep letter leader and pioneer nigel farage who has basically described the way things have been going a sort of an embarrassment so let's stay tuned to see how these negotiations will now continue to move forward with the brig's a vote of the european union has stepped up its efforts to bolster the bloc of the latest push comes from the former president of the european parliamentary german politician martin schulz he proposed the creation of a united states of europe. i want to new constitutional treaty to establish the united states of europe a europe that is no threat to its member states but a beneficial addition the convention should draft this treaty and close cooperation with the civil society in the people its results will then be submitted to all member states any state that won't ratify this treaty who automatically leave the
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e.u. a number of other measures to boost european unity have previously been proposed among them the creation of a european army and european version of the international monetary fund and having an eve finance minister earlier we discussed this with the head of belgium's people's party and i shall want to comment he says europeans are worried by the prospects of the united states of europe. if you look at all the polls today from cities and from all over europe they don't want to most over into. the e.u. they want to the contrary that the member states get back more seventy they want to take their first futures back in their hands particularly taking into account that the e.u. looks to be very undemocratic you know and the elected official taking decision today in brussels that many citizens oppose and more to read the incapacity of
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the e.u. to tackle the major issues in europe and certainly one of the major issue for example is migration of european one the borders because and we know today that the proximately six million people are waiting. to get into europe and europe and want to plug that and you see that the e.u. . is to you could for example saying that we need more migration we need to open the borders this kind of ideas are totally rejected so i think that the lot of. europe incident will be concerned and worried by mr short's plans. to ration. the pakistani air force says it will not allow any drones including those operated by the u.s. to violate the country's airspace that is according to air force achieve so high oh
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a month we will not allow anyone to violate our airspace i have ordered the pakistan air force to shoot down drones including those of the u.s. if they enter our airspace violating the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity. pakistan has condemned u.s. drone attacks saying they have been damaging to the country and have caused the deaths and severe injuries among civilians we spoke to a retired three star general of the pakistani army he says it is time for the u.s. to stop playing a double game in pakistan in the near past the united states has been playing a good cough bad cough gave it like a start and one says something positive the other. strong threats in the past the drones have been attacking targets in pakistan a leader it was but haps the approval of the government of pakistan but in the past couple of years the government of pakistan has not provided any such approval that
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the united states should actually cut and very its options because it has been using pakistan as an ally and if. it will be detrimental to the peace in the region. all right pakistan's air force in chief also questioned whether u.s. involvement in the region was actually helpful you raise concerns over washington's previous track record of attempting to build a democracy no outside power can engineer a democracy inside a country nor is democracy the solution to every problem examples in iraq and libya are in front of us after the fall of gadhafi and saddam what happened in this countries did they get democracy it is a syria currently and of course yemen afghanistan iraq all of these countries. in the new york press in the washington press who are predicting that if pakistan into the charity oxfam some countries were left off of the list thanks to political
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pressure. blacklisting process has been surrounded by secrecy putting citizens in the dark and leaving tax havens free to use their political and economic leverage to get themselves off the e.u. blacklist. oxfam claims that for you member states ireland luxembourg of the netherlands and malta should be on that blacklist of tax havens if the e.u. applied its own criteria to them now oxfam also points out that some members not only use so-called conduit off shore financial centers but they also act as once let's take a look at this they do this by being an intermediate estimation for money transferred to tax havens they also provide favorable tax policies to ensure a quiet flow of funds this enables the intermediaries to protect the reputations of their client countries financial commentator try to boil the e.u. has made ineffectual attempts to clean up its image after the two thousand and sixteen papers scamp. it was an attempt to be seen to be doing something
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internationally about the offshore havens the problem is inside it's inside the london as one of the biggest financial centers and it has. this transfer pricing policy which which makes it. virtually zero percent for the big corporations in terms of corporation tax and it's also. saving in big seventy eighty as well so. again it's totally unfair what i've noticed interesting is that panama a person read power dies papers and the leaks to do with that there's a lot of. amazed at how quickly it's died down it doesn't matter who's on the list or who is not on the list it's the case of the existing. business practices in those country the tax policies individual including the. one today cycle of assisting
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a criminal organization trying to escape the authorities by climbing to the roof of his apartment building he was then later removed by officers but supporters freed him from custody saakashvili first appeared on the international stage as president of georgia in two thousand and four and served for the office in two thousand and thirteen but was charged with having abused his power the following year in two thousand and fifteen he lost georgian citizenship when he became a citizen of ukraine under its new pro western government saakashvili then gained a new political life as governor of the country's adesa region less than two years later he resigned and fled due to a spat with president poroshenko who revoked his citizenship but in september this year saakashvili came back to ukraine in a bid to topple puerto shanker for the time without citizenship in any country. and that does it for me i will be back with headlines in about i would say thirty seven minutes you're watching arch international but i have to.
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welcome to sophie and co i'm sophie shevardnadze as former gammoning president killed by his once a country's civil war takes an unexpected turn. and that is while a saudi imposed locate threatens hundreds of thousands with starvation what is official hold for yemen well i asked car mom a famous yemeni political activist and nobel peace prize winner. the civil war in yemen. twist president saleh killed by his former allies the battle lines are being violently drawn once again what will bring to the ravaged country. an opening for peace. in the stalemate of war and the law and starving civilians have to wait before the guns fall silent. got among the many journalists an
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activist winner of the nobel peace prize welcome to the show it's really great to have you with us. yemen's former president has been killed by his former allies there who face the alliance between them which fought a saudi led coalition is no more sallys death good for yemen or is it only going to make situation worse. first of all thank you so fans for r.t. for. inviting me to this program. it's a really tragic and the x. rays event highly son. and we. we didn't wish this and for him we made a great peaceful revolution and forced him to leave the authority peacefully we gave him immunity we gave him all saw we are.
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