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the mission went to the city of do more with the syrian army they came under small arms fire so far it's not safe enough but this whole endeavor as some would be rendered almost irrelevant i should say because the retaliation for the chemical for the chemical attack that's there's no confidence yet in the fact that even happened in the first place but the retaliation is already there the u.s. the u.k. and france launched more than a hundred missiles to strike targets they believe this government are using to produce chemicals right now the big intrigue is what the official investigation is to show whether or not the attack happened the u.n. special envoy for syria has spoken about saturday's bombing of the country by the u.s. and its allies saying that strikes won't help resolve the crisis the comments came as to find a mr met with the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. what this happened last week. it's not a start for chief engineer but. in spite of what we may think or say it
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political process needs to be relaunched said a gay lover of fun stuff and to mr a match in moscow following talks over the ongoing situation in syria the un as special envoy to syria seven day mr murray said that it is very important now to lower not only the a military tension now but political as well now you've just heard that he said that the risks and airstrikes conducted by the u.s. france and the u. of cape did not help to deescalate the situation there but the countries which conducted those these strikes had a slightly different view on the subject saying that these talks were unnecessary and just to fight. with had reached the point where the strike have become indispensable to be able to return credibility to our communities and words should be action was taken to alleviate humanitarian suffering in syria by degrading the
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regime's chemical weapons capability and deterring its use of these weapons the airstrikes were conducted in response to claims of an l.n.h. chemical weapons attack on the syrian city of too much even before the official investigation of the organization for the pocket bishan of chemical weapons even started now the u.s. said that it could not wait for the official results and decided to bomb syria on reports and intelligence that could not be revealed to russia's denies that such an attack took place and speaking to a media today said a gay lover abused harsher rhetoric than the u.n. special envoy to syria and he said that this was not only an attack on syria but on the peace process and the whole group or the three countries the u.s. the u.k. and france have not only by. chemical facilities in syria but also the geneva peace process after this meeting in moscow demist to bring is now adding to the uranium
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capital as out the moment he is conducting quite an intensive round of international meetings aiming at relaunching peace talks in syria. following white helmets footage of an alleged chemical attack in syria the u.s. led military strikes on the country on saturday that's despite promising to pull american troops out of syria and remove the u.s. from the conflict altogether just before the attacks and now there are reports of a new so-called arab force being assembled in the event of a u.s. withdrawal explains to leave or to stay it's a tough one. i want to get out i want to bring our troops back home i want to start rebuilding our nation we are in syria fight isis that is our mission and the mission isn't over and we're going to complete that mission america says it wants out of syria but not before its goals are accomplished which could take a while and get real dirty what do you do well that's what friends are
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for we have asked our partners to take greater responsibility for securing their home region saudi arabia it seems has volunteered for the difficult task of sending troops to sit on oil fields in eastern syria apparently saudi arabia has been volunteering pretty hard and pretty long we're in discussions with the us and have been since the beginning of the syrian crisis about sending forces into syria now here's the thing those arab troops would have to be trained the u.s. could do it but no not after what happened last time all the last times iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. they were not outnumbered by in fact they vastly outnumbered the opposing force and yet they failed to fight they
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withdrew from the site we have an issue with the will of the iraqis to fight i saw and defend themselves so if the pentagon doesn't want to get involved there's conveniently a third option erik prince mercenaries and soldier of fortune extraordinaire the founder of blackwater yes v. blackwater the infamous private military company who is operations in iraq resulted in it being banned from the country only to really. and a new name but i never did because. they were dead bodies everywhere and this is the argument that i mean we keep it
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it's not among the dead bodies lying on the street that's which was in the middle of the seven years knowing that. prince was out of sight for a while before resurfacing on the trump whom he donated a quarter of a million dollars to prince says officials in the middle east have already contacted him about assembling a force for syria and with john bolton as the new national security adviser one of the most radically militant talks in washington no one's going to care about
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prince's shady past john bolton is here we just had a big. it's a win win if you are unwilling to occupy a hostile desert and a country that doesn't want you there while privatizing it give your buddies a chance to make a quick buck after all isn't that what friends are for. donald trump has accused opec the organization bringing together some of the world's biggest oil producing nations artificially raising crude prices he made the claim after a meeting of opec state ministers in saudi arabia the price of the black gold reached a three year high on friday some experts tie the price hike to a production cut deal by top oil producing nations however international oil economist mom to solomon told us that the u.s. presence accusations against opec are groundless. hired
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a bright for oil should benefit us share oil producers so his back in the open has no meaning is not justified president is wrong to a opic because of what i says. is not doing more than defending. its wealth they lost more than three hundred billion dollars between all gas twenty fourth ian and twenty sixteen because of the oil price crash conceicao and glee they had to take measures including but action cup along with russia to defend their rights. the u.k. government is setting up a special russia task force comprised of senior m.p.'s that will counter perceived threats from moscow it comes amid the current diplomatic spat between the two
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countries over the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter artie's media tutor has the details this committee consists of very high profile u.k. politicians and at the helm of that committee is the chairman of the foreign affairs committee and his name is tom took in heart now he has not minced his words about blood amir putin in fact what he said is that the u.k. must target everybody who supports the russian president and his gangster regime during his interview he obviously just sounded like he wasn't a fan of mr putin but he did mention someone that he was a fan of and that was the saudi prince mohammed bin salman the big change actually is that where he's trying to change the economy he's trying to bring women and young people into employment is trying to radically reform this is really something quite impressive in a separate interview took a hard talked about his career path and his aspirations and he described a number of roles that he feels that he would be ok at including the job only pm so
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. it appears that he wasn't particularly fussy about what future lies ahead for him would be great to be pm yep it would be great to be foreign secretary fantastic would it be great to be different secretary wonderful would it be great to be a minister and yes on a more serious note now the tensions between russia and the u.k. have been exacerbated by these kampala poisoning london is insisting that moscow is behind the attack moscow is denying any involvement in toll on asking u.k. for. proof as to why they are suggesting that russia is indeed behind those attacks so the accusations are continuing from the u.k. side and now that this new committee has been set up we can only see that those diplomatic relationships are probably going to go downhill even further. it's been revealed facebook is moving the bulk of its european users out of the use
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legal reach just weeks before the block plans to enforce a strict new privacy rules nearly one point five billion accounts will be switched from the platforms international h.q. in ireland to its main offices and california that means they will come under u.s. u.s. regulations the move affects some seventy percent of all facebook users from regions like africa asia and latin america the transition will come before the new e.u. data protection law takes effect on the twenty fifth of may the law will slop restrictions on how data is collected and handled and introduces fines for collecting or using it without consent violations could mean financial penalties of up to four percent of global turnover which for facebook would be more than a billion dollars however the social media giant is playing down the importance of the daves which we've been clear that we were from everyone who uses facebook the same previously protections controls incensing no matter where they live these updates do not change that. now the developments come as the website is still
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reeling from a massive data breach scandal involving the political research group cambridge analytic as a result eighty seven million facebook users had their personal information compromised and the company's c.e.o. was called to testify in front of congress mark zuckerberg notes from those hearings show he was advised to avoid saying the platform already complies with the new e.u. privacy law and they also didn't include any mention of the company expanding those protections worldwide we discussed facebook's privacy policy with the co-founder of iceland's pirate party who thinks users are still not informed enough about who's really handling their data. when mark suckle book says that you know the users can control what they're doing is completely lie because people don't know about it as we have user agreements that are you know figure than the bible when you have companies that are forced and there are so pick up they're also forced to give government data and they also sell the data or actually know they don't so
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that they do this you are the product you are not aware of how these things work and they're so big that they are not even in control over that it themselves then you have big problems nobody knows what's how these algorithms work who feeds them what is being put into them and i think that we need to actually instead of focusing on this current narrative off you know new cold war we should be focusing on how do we learn to be in this space because we are going to be in this space and how we're going to be protected and i think we need to start to break these huge corporate sectors apart because they play such a crucial role in our democracies and when you have people like mark zuckerberg and eric smith believing that all the problems you know in the world are going to be solved by algorithms we are in the trouble. almost three decades have passed since the worst ever disaster and british sporting history the hillsborough tragedy left
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ninety six liverpool fans dead after they were crushed to death during a game when the stales became dangerously overcrowded stan collymore has been speaking to the sister of one of the victims. i didn't just say i. took my parents the books family. it wasn't just unfair. and it's not without suffice. crowd night when you. couldn't. just go so. we ended up going to the boys' club. the only way i can describe the plights is how. literally. every so often these police officers would stand on a chair and everybody recognizes. trainers anybody recognize this of
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six year that is metro it be so i pride. they may be relics of the space race but they are still of huge interest to the you tube generation a group of which wrist arrested by breaking into the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan to take a look into the past. that's
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a wrap up of today's top stories for this hour but my colleague dan hawkins will be back in about thirty minutes with another global update. and it's getting international recognition with the help of israel at least in the world of zoos and to commission your humility this is my
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sophie shevardnadze western coalition has struck syria with myself following allegations of a chemical attack on syria as well the consequences of this move before syria and the world well today i ask money former deputy u.n. envoy to syria. strikes on syria and world war three for years but with little actual no formal is the escalation over the strikes influence the syrian peace process and. more. money former deputy u.n. envoy to syria welcome to the show good to have you with us today lots to talk
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about now the syrian government the russians dirani as they they're expressed are a condemnation of the western we sell strikes on syria that was last week but even the syrian opposition leaders have also called them a farce called them too weak and even dangerous so have this strike has been pretty much useless then they didn't make anyone happy. well it shows things are getting very complex because the two major things that's just kidding me that is the first one is everything has become a good showing about it's becoming a war by proxy so everybody is involved locally and internationally and a huge part of it is becoming by proxy think that because this second element is. a mission it was only one of their when i was a student but now it's there because receive a lot of militia from one side shop on the other side and we just kind of complex
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it's can go a bit about but about this particular strikes that i've just mentioned do you feel like they were useless. well if there were political for short you know. you know does a does a blockage in the security council but according to the charter anything which is military is for to be approved according to the security council. resolution for sure and just as well use the word complexities it shows the complexity is what they're going to because it's going to be everyone is challenging the other. you know we know when we can begin a wall but we don't know when he is going to and i was going to develop so yeah the un security united nations secretary-general also hinted that the security council should have been asked first but abstained from open criticism of the united states and its allies you worked for the united nations for a while does it bother you that
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a. united nations security council is kind of being sidelined not asked not refer to. well it's express sometime you know the will of the strongest controlling could spot authority because this is the will of the members of the security council thank god sometimes it can be balanced by. some principles inside the security council but for shorter you know what facing one of the worst guys is now we're not going to get it to find a way i don't know how it's going to happen is it through the security council or do we need much more than security council when i see no proposal the last proposal of the french president you know to make some contact is it going to be an international conference or will that about to you know everything come happen what do we need first is a political will of all parties you know toward is all those questions and. the syrian people living so this strikes were not extensive or particularly damaging
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were they undertaken more for their home audiences so they participant contrarious than to actually solve problems inside syria. well there were always and explore short but strikes one of them. so. the president you know it's going to go as i say the anyway. i think to do the open to want to go in in the coming weeks so for sure for sure a good will from older parties and when i say all parties include everybody locally in these intimate and internationally because out with him living with a lot of conflicting undoes when you're going to situation see that to the rest of the middle east to the problem between so do. american presidents is that i am going to do with asking some. we heard the saudi arabia to go down.
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underground so it's kind of be and the will to fail the reason that all of it is in the situation is very very dangerous so the rhetoric surrounding the strikes was very hated but the strike themselves were limited and didn't escalate just like we underlined emphasised does that mean that behind the scenes there are diplomatic forces at work that are more constructive the trumps fiery tweets and mutual threats do you feel like the diplomats are working stage without us knowing it. well we know the situation in syria is not including you know a minute that is diplomats about also owns the goods services so that for sure there are lots of contacts and to keep a lot of contacts between them through different channels disses why it stopped the way and there were no casualties you know human casualties on booking about i was on the boat for sure and i'm happy for that because if it was another case but what
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i see after the russian man is the lover of was talking about the possibility of her considering. positively the request of the shouldn't go over them and to give some. three hundred of them inside. when you see things there with the situation with is that i know with everybody that you know it's going to explode in a very inventive and about way britain's foreign secretary boris johnson has said that the airstrikes were aimed at getting assad to the geneva negotiation table will lease airstrikes make us od more talkative more came to talk really make him come back to this format. i don't think this is this is the best which i mean the best way is to make much more pressure from the russian and understanding governments you know. i worked with them when i was there and one of the thing that strikes me all the time on them talking about the syrian government kept asking
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them you have to develop a political vision or counter that is getting destroyed instead of the security vision could not bring and the rest think people might. die they are lies the only reason to have a security vision so that should be changing in a way to save syria you know the counter is totally destroyed more than five to fifteen million people left home for jews it internally displaced people this is really about and i think. it is all that's going to course a very good as it is on the negotiation table to find a final solution now so far the geneva peace process hasn't been very effective they asked are not talks organized by running iran turkey at least pushed forward to scale ation zones which significantly reduced the level of violence in syria so now we have two proud peace process is which basically pursue one goal what i'd be more rational to focus on the more effective one. well i'm not sure it will fix
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if you know everything is better of it of course if you're competitors and ever because anybody was must why though and to discuss the future of syria was not was not because of a sign it's not because it was some limited thing because there was no real ceasefire in syria and it was continued troponin joining. if you will cause them for august you know the problem of the chemicals in august and thirteen until now the use of chemical even invented limits of that according to someone who. was more than one hundred times so we cannot really. about some positive development i think since well richard is russian but. it should be samantha so that's the news in the making. there with the good i'm not talking about positive progression i'm
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talking about the fact that the only process that brought you know concise facts was destine our process and the un envoy on syria stuff on the mr a takes part in the astronaut process surely that means the u.n. finds it useful. but there was so often that you know that's. right the west didn't accept it and. the last thing opportunity is. like i think the best way is to be very inclusive everybody has his own agenda in syria and to include evitable that except of course the terrorist groups we know would. be punished and then process but those. are the groups the government of syria region of russia and i made it as a member of the security council should be this is why i wonder why it should not be much why the international conference for peace in syria why are france
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u.k. and the united states eager to use force if necessary but i'm willing to sit down and do the tedious work of organizing talks why is that left to iran and turkey and russia to that are the western allies not willing to break a sweat or to do some actual negotiation the westerners sometime and i find it very the can is in a position because they keep insisting i heard from you was you know the message was very clear do use of chemical will top and then more people. getting killed in syria by. every week in iraq and that if you have a lot of friends and it's not all they do use of chemicals you know what i'm talking about about is about all kinds of things that would. also busying some and you think i'm good with humanitarian situation is a bit of but it's not that simple that you know ok well go it was that i'm not going to it was if there was again the chemical want to go into.


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