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islam in norway is a marketing tool during ramadan i will have no choice but to boycott your products . according to the pew research center the number of muslims in norway is on the rise in 2016 they represented almost 6 percent of the population. coca-cola has defended the ramadan logo saying it's part of the brand's commitment to diversity and inclusion and it's not the 1st time the company has tried to appeal to muslims and its promise campaigns. for example last year its dutch wing ran a facebook ad in which a muslim woman gets scornful looks but ends up making friends with a stranger political and social commentator mo and star believes coca-cola wants to be seen as engaging with muslim communities. i think that is a really cynical i think at the end of the day most modern progressive multinational companies around the world would have policies to reach out to
diverse communities coca-cola in particular you know their history you know they've had a history of about 30 odd years of being boycotted in the arab league nations. the u.s. was seen to have been supporting israel since then they've tried very very hard to try and reach out to diverse communities and i think those people who are complaining about the faith of islam or their misunderstanding of the faith of islam really haven't got a leg to stand on and remember that norway is you know 5 or 6000000 people we're talking about 5 or 6 percent to 300000 people muslims really this is a relatively minor thing there are lots of marketing campaigns of coca-cola whether it's to do with the olympics whether it's to do a different times of the year so i think i have had a fair crack they want to be seen as somebody engaging with most in communities where traditionally they've got a very low penetration and very low traction. that's our global news update for this hour but don't forget you can always had to our website i too dot com for the details on all of those stories and more.
what is described in the west as a russian invasion of crimea is a fact the presence of russian soldiers in crimea can you clarify that. gaga would have believed according to quote but the most such and the most go full of the could and. as long ago as 1804 sevastopol is naval base became the main military port of the russian empire on the black sea. during the 2nd world war the heroic defense of sevastopol lasted almost a year and took hundreds of thousands of lives. therefore the naval base in crimea has
a legacy of historical pride for the russian black sea fleet as well as being of huge strategic importance. those of us alive back then remember when there were soviet missiles put into cuba how frightened americans were now angry and how we almost went to a nuclear confrontation over having weapons of that kind of destruction placed that close to the united states. just so if the united states considers cuba to be in its backyard. then crimea lays at russia's doorstep. the consequences of a u.s. seizure of the face or a nato base which in general. but almost a sum up as soon as the insuring is natural to it which today and you know unless. you know us enough to speak with practical. opinion it's.
so it's not just in the north it uses into the support it we. know in a sense that ended up with the old me the only leader i'm not that. it. was a piece of the school board. just i'm opposed to what i get there but all you know we have. but there both see. amongst the windows and it would seem easier to make. the national system. unless i'm. supposed to in the beginning if. we would so to respond. to me because you knew seemed up and you know from the look of linux you just know and i guess those . years that you play in the in the lead you disappear you know the same so send them. up in the back of the and. get a little illusion when you want to pay for a bison you can get on the net and you're. concerned about the expansion of nato
nato has expanded into 13 countries up to the borders of russia 13 countries at the time what was going up. in the ship way not. in early spring of 2014 eastern ukraine was also buzzing with protests against the new authorities in kiev this region with a population close to russia geographically and culturally feared that the ultra right leanings of the newly formed government would bring meal nationalism to their lands. and they have their reasons. the status of the russian language in ukraine has been a stumbling block for many years implementing russian as a 2nd state language was one of the main campaign promises of president bush in
a full day in 2012 the government passed a law making it the 2nd official language in the southern and eastern parts of ukraine the areas where the russian speaking population makes up a majority ukrainian nationalist groups initiated. massive protests opposing the law and observing viewer might see some familiar faces there on a 5 month. part of our last. on february 23rd 2014 the very next day after the regime change the new government voted for an a no meant of the official status of the russian language and even though later this decision was vetoed by the acting president alexander turchynov it still sent a message and a powerful one this alarm the russian speaking cities of eastern ukraine and people took to the streets to show their disagreement was in response. was conducted
their own demonstrations when the 2 parties would meet it was always tense and eventually it led to tragedy. one person died and over 50 people were wounded in clashes during a pro russian march protesting the new government in kiev. on april 6th the crimean scenario began repeating eastern ukraine where protesters seized government buildings. and the next day the full 7 day proclaimed don't yet see people's republic kiev replied by announcing the beginning of an anti-terrorist operation in eastern ukraine. by that time the international media was screaming about a russian invasion in ukraine russia could now be on the verge of invading ukraine but strong words state only in the media the ukrainian authorities never announced a war like situation why i.m.f.
cannot give money to countries in gauged an ongoing war that's roboto shango. when you go to of showable go to geneva too much money was already invested in ukraine to stop halfway had invested over $5000000000.00 to assist. ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic ukraine. mccarthy writes in a city you know well it will slowly new democracy just. stood there with. some of them but obviously the funds had to keep coming and the conflict had to keep going. and more bloody and deadly. earnest. as parties from both sides were using more sophisticated and lethal weapons. as well do you.
want. us. to deal. you know. the world seemed too busy welcoming this new democracy in kiev. to notice what was being done as it spread its wings over the country. many in southern ukraine had been viewing the revolution with concern. i and an anti mind on movement formed in the city of odessa in early january 2014 the protesters set up their camp in front of the trade union house a building which would soon become a monument to a massacre of its own it's difficult to overestimate the importance of odessa it is
strategically located on the black sea and it's ukraine's largest seaport it's not surprising that ukraine's new authorities were watching the situation unfolding there with growing along arm. more and more of odessa as people were joining the anti my don movement at the same. time as events in eastern ukraine were heating up . the new ukrainian government didn't have the power to wage war on too many fronts . so were to join the growing uprising in the eastern regions it would seriously complicate the situation. this rebellion had to be extinguished immediately and at any cost and that cost was high. on may 2nd 2014 soccer fans flocked to the center of odessa city for the ukrainian championship match surprisingly a great number of these fans who descended into odessa just the night before also turned out to be fighters from the my don self-defense units along with members of radical organizations from all parts of ukraine that these. books.
these families asked armed and shouting nationalist mottos began disturbances in the center of the city as they marched to the end time i donned tent and camp where they attacked. the anti might on protesters sought shelter in the trading house but it was a track down supporters started throwing molotov cocktails into the building until it was engulfed in flames. people burned to death inside for trying to escape jumped from when this. fire station was less than a mile away it took almost half an hour for firefighters to arrive when they finally did the damage had been done. but here's an intriguing fact just a few days before those dreadful events a messenger from my don aundrea pair o. b.
made a visit to odessa it's an interesting coincidence that some of the people he met with in odessa were seen at the scene that fateful day. but not. everyone was mourning on the popular political talk show schuster live the news about the people burned alive in odessa was welcomed with a long round of applause are you sure what this it but lots of. you said yes but you know what you see. on its facebook page the right sector announced the events of may 2nd a proud moment in national history an official investigation into this sad event has been going on now for nearly 2 years and it's yet to reach a conclusion but it seems the experts and all the information they needed from the very beginning which i. really cute.
it looks like odessa really is a very important piece of real estate as it was on earth with a very special new governor appointed on may 30th of 2015. old friend of the united states and born and raised in ukraine's neighboring country georgia. and there in georgia a quick look at his biography gives one an understanding that he's been groomed for a special mission i mean she did you know as i did when i was i don't know if you got mr saakashvili received a u.s. state department scholarship and he worked for a new york law firm which represented the organization come on or a group that appeared earlier when we learned about the color revolutions we're dealing with democratic blood blister aleutian this is the revolution of roses and
this is me kyle saakashvili with camara busy overthrowing the legitimately elected president eduard shevardnadze. but i mean it was. soon after the rose revolution blossomed foley georgia. announced its intentions to join nato and plant fresh nato military bases in the fertile soil right on russia's border never ever will give our freedom and independence never never will give any piece of our territory saakashvili is mission was accomplished at least with his friends and nato the georgian populace wasn't quite as happy though in 2007 they took to the streets to voice discontent and mr saakashvili responded with force. the people's discontent. saakashvili party lost parliamentary elections and the opposition took control he sat this means that the parliamentary
majority should set up a new government and me as the president according to our constitution decided not to wait for the results of the president's election and fled the country in october 2013. this footage is unique because there's a tribal lands a normally off limits to the public erik's allowed in because he's listened to his personal. people here know him simply is don't to eric he's rich famous son always on the move saving yachts and flying aircraft that. now. he's considered one of the best neurosurgeons in brazil. that's happened. how are you
so sis going to busy doing math is going to do the population nothing is going to people. whenever the politicians do business going to work around it it's stupid to support a politician who say they're going to impose a tax proposal regulation because the rich can just move right around it is easy to spot if you're listening and you want to be wealthy want to be rich understand that if you know how to read a balance sheet and you know how to read the recent legal guidelines you can be pretty it's almost like falling off a log if you can't figure that out is because you either cannot read or you are incapable of math simple math that's it that's the bottom line.
in 2014 saakashvili refused summons to appear in court as a witness in several criminal cases later that same year he was accused of misuse of power and investment. saakashvili wound up in the u.s. and soon his friends in washington found him a new assignment. mikail actively supported my down and very soon was rewarded with a high position in the new ukrainian government. first as the president's counselor and then as the governor of odessa the day before taking this position he renounced his citizenship to georgia the country of the birth and became a ukrainian citizen. and the suggest others gordon could have done in the way exhorted rode in a. coup or the would have done in the way exhorting that road. as they say the battle is worth the blood both literally and figuratively. was now do i not
somebody afforded us by the us out they have to cross now those thought. relate to chester but i have. geoffrey pyatt the u.s. ambassador to ukraine paid a visit to saakashvili just a month after he took office in odessa it is law is the all last administration is delivering results and you raise your voice to see a steady flow of embassy in washington visitors coming here the meeting was fruitful and geoffrey generous. no matter how well saakashvili is job goes it looks like he shouldn't be worried about his own finances on his facebook page he posted an official document showing that the new governor of odessa gets a pretty penny from washington almost $200000.00 a year for comparison the governor of maine gets $70000.00 a year. so if odessa became a new u.s.
state it would be at the top of the list mr saakashvili should feel right at home in his newly adopted country he is best of friends with fellow color revolutionary leader viktor yuschenko who is the godfather of his son. and then other mothers go bust and the lesson of lucia is insufficient at the post but you walk us kind of being it's just a d.c. at them the if someone is going to. even though there's a double chooses to show. it when used in the but they still do straight is if they did it with you but i just ended up with. this void that business do a little bit of that of this almost just and yet but how they should have seen that in the special before bonus does they were able to contain such. a war once launched doesn't choose its victims we are just learning at this hour
that malaysian airlines has now confirmed that it has lost contact with one of its planes plane was indeed shot down by a missile off line at a high altitude over eastern ukraine near the russian border 298 revised number of souls on board all feared dead it was a murder it was a crime there's been this odd nonchalance about pursuing the answers there was a report a very limited report put out a few months after the event but since then they said the next report will be on the 1st anniversary of the event but you deal with a criminal investigation before becomes a cold case so there's been this curious element of why is there not greater pressure from both the media and the the western governments to answer these questions but even without any answers the fingers were pointed immediately that's not an axe. that is happening because
a russian support evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by russian backed separatists inside of ukraine. to put up a national distaste for. the malaysian boeing wasn't the 1st plane to play a significant part in american russian relationships on september 1st 1983 korean airlines flight from new york to seoul via anchorage was shot down by a soviet interceptor aircraft over the territory of the u.s.s.r. in the sea of japan there was absolutely no justification i don't legal or moral for what the soviets did the tragedy of the korean bowing was considered a perfect occasion to demonstrate the nato military power within dangerous proximity to the soviets on november 2nd 1983 nato launched able archer
attend a command post exercise simulating a conflict escalation culminating in a nuclear attack it was followed by placing pershing 2 nuclear missiles in europe. what reagan didn't take into consideration was the paranoid overreaction of the soviets. a recently declassified us intelligence report shows that for the 1st time since the cuban missile crisis the world was close to nuclear war. just like in 1903 the malaysian boeing crash was leveraged against the enemy. a new wave of sanctions hit russia mediately after the tragedy. the united states is imposing new sanctions in key sectors of the russian economy. year and 3 months later the dutch safety board published a report that is itself flights m.h. 70 crashed because often. i have 3 well for and or i have the today just
outside of the airplane the best the left side of the cockpit the report didn't blame any specific group or person and estimated a very wide area of $320.00 kilometers as a zone from which the missiles fired at the same time the russian producer of boog missiles day conducted its own independent investigation. that they speeded me up the fullest. lou of the delegates i mean if you like it the nist is up a school during the experiment they blew up a retired airliner with a bouquet missile and came to the conclusion that the malaysian plane was brought down by the older type of missiles not used by russia anymore but still in the possession of ukraine the company claims that the missile was launched from the territory controlled by the ukrainian military. one would expect that these controversial results would again stir up public interest in the
investigation but the tragedy of malaysian flight m.h. 17 at already played its role in the big geopolitical game therefore it was soon forgotten the goal was achieved after the 3rd wave of sanctions hit russia the tensions between the 2 countries skyrocketed so the question presents itself are we truly witnessing the beginning of cold war $2.00 and if so what are chances to survive at this time. in 1907 the bulletin of atomic scientists introduce the doomsday clock. it represents a countdown to global nuclear annihilation. in 1900.
53 during the height of the cold war it came its closest to midnight as the superpowers were creating massive nuclear arsenal spent most ari of america's ever expanding atomic weapons program as the world began to grasp the insane danger of nuclear warfare and took measures to control the arms race the situation steadily improved. in 1901 the doomsday clock was at its furthest from midnight 17 minutes. the time of hope was short lived though as the world has become more and more unstable. but in 2015 the bulletin of atomic scientists moved the clock to just 3 minutes to midnight stay on check to climate change in a nuclear arms race resulting from modernization of huge ourselves pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity. the
united states and russia have embarked on massive programs to modernize their nuclear arsenals. undermining the existing nuclear weapons treaties. the clock ticks now at just 3 minutes to midnight because international leaders are failing to perform their most important duty ensuring and preserving the health and vitality of human civilization.
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betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. she says of the for common ground. washington orders u.s. officials in iraq to evacuate as soon as possible after raising the alarm on the international stage over a supposedly increased threat coming from neighboring iran. top level talks continue in the russian resort town of sochi the security and the future of russia's relations with washington leaving the topics up the discussion. also this hour the u.s. attorney general investigates the legality of evidence used in the russia trial.