house has been postponed in london it comes as the whistleblowers help taken the phone turn for the worse to be transferred from the cell in belmarsh prison to off the spittle wing parties pauli brings us more. extradition hearing isn't taking place any longer to the sound was actually meant to be here in person he was meant to pen via video link but he's not even well enough to appear via video link again innocence has been moved to the post it's a wing old belmarsh prison that's up to a maximum security prison where 7 out of 53 eccentric specifically when he went into the ecuadorian embassy back in 2012 and went to the state of the brain and so about the face of his health to take a listen what we know is that there was support from the medical board of. the fact that they did this and that may put him on the world speaks speaks so you know being in a higher security might start maximum security because it is difficult for anyone
but julian spent 7 years confined in the ecuadorian embassy before without medical treatment without most of the medical treatment so he's gone in other words states that most people might think and here we are outside westminster magistrate school this was meant to be the 2nd hearing about this on just the extradition it will have to be a fairly procedural affair there wasn't any major arguments from a scientific team or the prosecution the official start of it has been moved to around about the 12th of june we think but essentially the question of what's meant to be all huge and boils down to 2 fundamental things it is take to get us on to act as a journalist when he published those phrases that secret u.s. materials and information and crucially the head is the u.k. going to allow him to be handed over to the us so far as he is where he could face up to. 175 years behind bars. 17 counts of the
espionage act and one previous to that actually in his face a constant 75 years in prison which is outrageous the idea that a publisher can be. prosecuted and persecuted the publishing the truth and face a lifetime and in a prison in another country is outrageous this espionage act was never this will be induced against agenda certainly against government officials who the secrets in the cost of course washington's argument is that assad is and such on the list that he's a backpack and that his publications put the lives of informants for the u.s. . for its allies around the world in grave danger although what's interesting here is that with the charges unveiled against a staunch a lot of people even his critics of which there have been many many press freedom
organizations and just journalists some whistleblowers around the world say that what happens with this exhibition case could have serious implications for the freedom of the press and for journalists who are around the world which is why 7 that garners so much attention. will journalist documentary filmmaker john pilger told us that all journalists could face the same fate julian assange. but what these new charges really or to strike. ring a bell at the very least it nor strikes fear into many investigative journalists who have been have been with wiki leaks on the plane with julian assange through this whole i would say the sting would step aside. for releasing the truth about the money secrets and how they affect all of us to warn the system so those people should be. vary of. their own all.
the newspapers. you'll. know. there are individuals who have done no more. no less no less than julie. so they could all be talking. ok to another ever headline stories generating a lot of interest this week british teenagers of somali heritage are being sent to africa by their parents to avoid the rising threat of knife crime in the u.k. the east african nation itself has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous countries in the world with the u.k. foreign office warning not to travel there because of the threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping are t.c.k. part which looks into why the somalian community considers britain a greater threat to their children. stabbings of young people across england have
become epidemic in those 2 years i was doing my a levels it was tough just seeing people being dropped every other day being stabbed london is not the place to be for a teenager when they're living here in britain the context is britain this is a british problem and it's a problem that we've fallen into one of the things i'll never forget is the fact that when you walk in the streets of kenya you don't have to go over your shoulder here i could travel women out of the city go and visit her about wanted and it was good i felt a sense of freedom when i came here it was like a clean slate my mum feels i'm much safer here than anywhere else in the world and it's not just parents and teenagers who are worried the author or it is are also raising the alarm i'd have to say that the last couple of years on down to julie have been as dave said the highest and most worrying levels i think in my service and it is really worrying 50 people who have been stabbed to death in the capital
since the beginning of the year and what's even more worrying that number has almost doubled in the past 2 years in hammersmith and fulham in west london there has been an 84 percent rise in these crimes from 236 in 2017 to 18 to 434 in 2018 to 19 while in central london there has been a hike of around 52 percent in knife crime the number rising from 652985 and kensington and chelsea has also experienced an increase in knife related incidents a 25 percent spike from 262-2328 were home secretaries side you job it has called the rise in violent crime a national emergency and the targets are often teenagers from black communities i know for terms of. the 5. 5 there is. it's very difficult ph what used to be people could buy
they. feel for the safety of their children they fear of safety to. themselves i think it's very very dangerous for young readers even a lot of. positive activity good for them out of london for the local authority. even do a lot of good for. the problem is you while off camera somali people in north london say gang related crime is the real problem several refused to be filmed because they feel reprisals for speaking out and to save their children some parents even prefer to send them back to africa while job it is promising to put 20000 policeman back on the streets to fight this virulent disease somehow africa seems safer than london. let's head to the top of the world now where a u.s.
military official has claimed that russia is quote likely conducting nuclear tests in the arctic and therefore violating a multilateral treaty the defense intelligence director also saying is the alleged move would aid moscow in bettering its nuclear capability. united states believes that russia probably is not hearing the nuclear testing moratorium in a manner consistent with 0 year old standard. our understanding of nuclear weapon development leads us to believe russia is testing out to vaduz would help improve its nuclear weapon capabilities we categorically reject these allegations it's a well planned concerted attack not only on russia but on the arms control regime and the whole strategic stability architecture. let's bring in our team to talk us through this hello there i'm going through the troublesome word beginning
with the new evidence that's always the issue when accusations of such scope come up is there any bring us up to speed with this story yeah i mean you've seen the rhetoric to another spot that we're seeing in public here between the u.s. and russia that was a speech that we just saw by the u.s. defense intelligence agency director left and general robert ashley at the hudson institute in washington and he was talking about moscow's questionable approach when it comes to nuclear testing and they say that it's helped russia enhance new warheads now what we have seen is russia categorically denying that they violated anything to do with that accord and perhaps on this occasion the russians have a point they have got the backing of an organization called the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty that the c t b t a bit of a mouthful there exactly that the question is where's the hard evidence this time it has been backed up let's have a quick listen to. the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty organization has full
confidence in the ability of the international monitoring system to detect nuclear test explosions here when we have seen this language time and time again but on this occasion now we've seen. the words like probably russia probably not adhering to an international treaty a questionable approach gives you pause to think when you hear that isn't the kind of word it does and they're very very loose and that's what really has riled some of the russians there from their perspective you know the tent. ins being going up for no reason really in their in their eyes now it's not the 1st time as i mentioned before there's been other incidents of the ongoing investigations of a quick looking look at one that really did cause again those very awful diplomatic tensions. the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for calling. you likely to do so.
overwhelmingly highly likely i mean we could compile a whole encyclopedia i think at this point because we've seen it over the last few years a lot specially you know we've been reporting on it and actually if you look at the situation on this particular one they have got the backing of a legitimate organization who who have you know said that there's no evidence actually there's no real evidence that they're actually doing this that russia are actually doing violating this accord nevertheless it hasn't stopped the americans from coming out publicly and talking about their mistrust and using all the words that we've just talked about. we have seen russian officials top officials come out as well and they've been very open about how they see this is being quite ridiculous right now what we have here is constantly in cars ahead of the foreign relations committee in the federation council russia's upper house of parliament he's said unfounded accusations from the mouths of the americans have already
become an absurd norm in international affairs so they're certainly not shy in how they're phrasing what they think about what the latest comments are coming from the u.s. as the situation stands the rushers and us to the u.s. has said that these public discussions are not going through the right channels these questioning why they're not going through the right channels and ending up in the public domain of the u.s. are breaking clear obviously that they they're not trusting the way the russians in terms of nuclear testing and development so we don't have to wait and see whether actually the 2 nations be able to sort this out will they be able to have those discussions behind closed doors or indeed not i think we can see this is not the end of this story in the richard thank you very much for bringing us up to date. u.s. special counsel robert mueller has hunted in his resignation 2 years after he opened his investigation into alleged collusion between president donald trump. speaking to the public for the 1st time since the probe he sought to give clarification on
the major conclusions of the report bugs. and explains both temps in washington are interpreted in his words in differing ways. robert muller is all done the special counsel's office is closing and he's going to retire and to celebrate 35000000 dollars and 2 years worth of work he decided to address the media there's an old psychological test they call the war shack and basically it's a set of ambiguous ink blots it's up to the mind of the patient to determine what to see and the 10 minute presentation of robert muller seems a very much be in the eyes of the beholder if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so. we did not however make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime it's not that different from what he said at the end of his report but the democrats certainly took a lot from the statement of the mother was essentially referring impeachment to the
united states congress. statement makes it clear congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately miller statement makes clear with those who have read his report no it's an impeachment referral and it's up to congress to act they shewed given the special counsel was unable to pursue criminal charges against the president if the congress through to the crimes and other wrongdoing of president trump and we will do so i think it was very clear if you could clear the president he would have but he couldn't make clear well muller said the report speaks for itself a special counsel found no collusion by any americans in ira's illegal activities now trump or the opposite from robert mueller he says he's in the clear nothing changes from the mother reports there was insufficient evidence and therefore in our country a person is innocent the case is closed thank you then the white house press secretary clarified with a statement there was no real news and there he reiterated the points that he'd
already made in the report. that we agree with them there was no collusion there was no conspiracy and we consider this case closed he completed his investigation now he's closed his office and it's time for everybody to move on the report has been published the investigation is long over but the saga continues both sides are sticking to what they said all along so you have to ask yourself if everyone was just going to keep saying what they've said the entire time impeach trump or no collusion why did we have the investigation to begin with. our new york legal and media analyst lionel told us he believes conducting the motor report made no sense in the 1st place. the interesting thing to note is one of the reasons why many suspect he doesn't want to speak to congress is one that republicans asked him when did you know this how many years ago how many months into this investigation
did you come to the conclusion a either there was no evidence or are there was no reason to charge him but how long have you been stringing the country and the president and the world along well here's another question for you if you can't endowed him if those were the rules why did you investigate him in the 1st place did you know these rules before or did you know the rules before that say you can indict him or charge him then what were you investigating ah you were investigating collusion and by the way did you notice such a paltry and diminished amount of time that was that was given to the reason for this what was this russian collusion explain this morning moscow and tokyo telco their differences us russia's foreign minister visits chip on that we go live to the chump and he's capitol later in the program.
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the. by the way what is the punch line here. 20 minutes into the program welcome back dutch a u.f.o. spotters went into overdrive on saturday when you would if you saw this would new and reports came in of a rule of strange objects over the sky and the no. mature astronomer captured these images the mystery turned out to be the 1st part of a satellite program by entrepreneur musk's space x. company heading into orbit no he plans to launch. nearly 12 of them this
year alone with hopes that they'll help provide internet access to on wired parts of the globe but it seems not everyone was prepared at all for the surprise of seeing these new celestial bodies. adding skywards one local u.f.o. website got 150 reports of an alien invasion the concern really though for a lot of professional stargazers is that the night sky is going to be changed for the worse forever. i know people are excited about those images of the train of space x. stalling satellites but it gives me pause if space x. launches all 12000 they will outnumber the stars visible to the naked eye i consist of us from my garden down to magnitude 5 i'm on the edge of the sitting lots of light pollution and can just see the milky way 1600 stars a bright of the night 5 thanks to space 6 star link i will soon see 7 satellites for every single star to those upset about how bright the elon musk's starling set
allies are please don't forget their horrendous impact on radio astronomy of space x. founder illness later i asked his team to investigate ways to reduce the amount of light coming from the satellite but one professors as we spoke to thinks that even more companies will be encouraged to use the night sky know as a business platform in future. be sure issue which is asked in the telescope's usually track stars in the sky and then the subtle waves move not according to the 30 minutes go according to their orbits which is a bit faster and that leaves huge trade in the images when you analyze them and therefore this is a huge problem that you have to deal with we usually s.s. numbers we deal with these kind of problems but if the number of satellites increased to poles to us with the brightness is maintained as we observed last
weekend and that this could be really problematic that in the optical reading which is the kind of light that we can see the other probably meeting the radio which i think it's even worse because there is some leakage of radio signals from the sub loads it might have been that the regulation has to be of dative in terms of how many players want to get into this business which is you know really big providing law internet for everyone sounds like a good idea but is really this kind this. the price but we want to paper because you know this this goes for everyone in all. the i mean if we want to pay the price of the fine but someone has to ask it's like the. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov expressed concern about american plans to place missiles in japan he was speaking on the 1st day of a visit to tokyo. through the motions of bush and we reaffirmed our concern about the risks that are being created for security including in connection with plans to
deploy elements of the us global missile defense system to japan it's. ok let's discuss them with the who is in the japanese capital for us here there's been a number of contentious issues between moscow took to tell us how today wind. unit hello well there aren't that many countries in this world that can just in the timeframe of 2 days while come the american president and the ministers of foreign affairs and defense at the same time well japan is one of these countries and yesterday lavrov wasn't the only one in that room there were also the defense ministers of japan and russia there as well and i can tell you that donald trump left this country only a couple of days ago and while he was here he was talking
a lot about how he wants to expand military called gratian between tokyo and washington. as you know japan recently announced its intent to purchase 105 brand new still f. 35 fighter aircraft the best in the world this purchase would give japan the largest fully of f. 35 of any of our allies and donald trump is making it clear that what they want to do by expanding this cooperation in japan is to make sure that the threats in this region are dealt with but as i've said japan is a kind of a geo political gymnasts and its relations with russia are outstanding in many ways just think about it for example they're doing great things in trade the. the eaters are treating each other as real friends however we know that since world war
2 no peace agreement has been signed between the 2 countries and there's also a serious territorial dispute have you ever heard of the coral islands well pretty much everyone in this country and in russia has it's a group of tiny islands just 2 to north of japan that were given to russia because of an agreement between the countries that one the war and japan though still considers this territory their land then this is a disputed we heard signals from the leaders they want it to be sorted out but the best way to describe progress in that regard is a complete stalemate and i can tell you that russia just lately has held small shooting drills there and that really angered tokyo however today at the press conference the russian foreign minister explained why there was nothing to be
angry about he thinks. to go in and use that. to puns foreign minister has expressed concern over russia's military activities on the southern korean islands in response we have reaffirmed our position that the russian armed forces are operating in this over in territory as is customary under international law. now just compare this kind of rhetoric and also the relatively small scale activity of the russian armed forces in the region to what i just described to you a little earlier and the world's sorry the words of donald trump and there will be a lot to think about however as i've said there are many issues many things on which russia and japan are getting along very well from cultural links. change to safety and also the desire to denuclearize the korean
peninsula on these aspects and these issues the 2 countries it is fair to say that they are on the same page. dates from tokyo. thank you. well as how a 3rd news runner up looks for now i'll be back with more of the stories making headlines in 30 hope you'll join me live from moscow this is r.t. international. but never be peace there will be a palestinian state that will never be all right in the fall of the state of israel it was only those that hope the moderates countries who somehow call rate. base. for 2 state solution. could know the country's.
with a boom box broadcasting around the globe and covering the world of business and finance and impact upon us i'm hit the eye and i'm daniel bluto today on the program the transpacific tariff tussle takes another turn as china and the u.s. continue to trade blows yet again professor richard wolfe and john walsh of the university of miami are on hand to sort through several splits and global trading in the wake of big coins balrog what can we expect from the. points actor taylor letterman a simpler training helped us comb through the cryptocurrency price catapult you have a big show planned for today's alleged dive right in. a legal counterattack leads our global report today as a way presses a challenge to the defacto ban on u.s. companies doing business with way the chinese tech giant has now filed a request for summary judgment in the suit they originally filed in march the suit originally challenge a provision of the national defense authorization act that's the.