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on the basis of. whistleblower julie in. court for an extradition hearing the wiki leaks. declined. the program. dismissing washington's allegations baseless. seeking safety dramatic surge in knife crime in london and the somali community to.
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feel safe. they feel safe it. calls for impeachment to declarations of. special. investigation. and the report itself. to the world international from the team and myself you know neal hello and welcome our top story. u.k. courthouse postponed an extradition hearing. for the health of the wiki leaks founder sharply in london's belmarsh prison he was subsequently placed under medical supervision. the british capital. the extradition hearing
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isn't taking place any longer today the sound was actually meant to be here in person he was meant to pass via video link but he's not even well enough to appear via video link 10 minutes on has been moved to the hospital waiting all belmarsh prison that's up to a maximum security prison where 7 out of 53 eccentric specific details when he went into the ecuadorian embassy back in 2012 and went to the state of the brain from some about the face of his health what we know is that there was a push from the medical board of. the fact that they did this and that may put him on the world speaks speaks plenty and so you know being in a higher security mike's a maximum security prison is difficult for anyone but 4 julian spent 7 years confined in the ecuadorian embassy before but without medical treatment without multiple to medical treatment attorneys call him in other words states that most people might think unfair we are outside westminster magistrate school this was
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meant to be the 2nd hearing about this on just the extradition it will have to be a fairly procedural affair well 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 cute and boils down to 2 fundamental things it is to get us on to act as a journalist when he published those phrases that secret us materials and information and crucially for him 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 hundreds and 75 years behind bars who turned 17 counts on the espionage act and one commentator just about actually in his face a constant 75 years in prison which is outrageous the idea that
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a publisher can be. prosecuted and persecuted publishing the truth and face a lifetime and in a prison in another country is outraged at this espionage act has never before been used against john just only against government officials who leaked secrets in the cost of course washington's argument is that a sound isn't such on the list that he's a backpack and that his publications put the lives of informants of 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 lot of people even his critics of which there have been many many press freedom organizations and just journalists and whistleblowers around the world say that what happens with this exhibition case could have serious implications for the freedom of the press in for journalists or around the world which is why connors so you much attention. we have just point
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polly supporters of the wiki leaks founder also staged a protest outside the courts earlier in the week they're crying his treatment which they say amounts to torture they're also demanding it for a trial documentary filmmaker john pilger the list people leaves a son just can you sense a dangerous precedent for journalists everywhere. 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 but have been with wiki leaks from the green with julian the song through this whole i would say the sting would step aside. for leasing the truth about government secrets and how they affect all of us to war and peace and so those people should be very very good. their own old nose.
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the newspapers. you'll. know. there are individuals who have no mole. no less no less than julie. so they could all be talkers so. let's switch stories but stay in the city because as london continues to struggle with a knife crime epidemic increasing numbers of british teenagers all of somali heritage are being sent to live in east africa by their parents to escape the violence now that is the spy and the fact that somalia is regarded as one of the world's most dangerous countries on the u.k. foreign office warns against all travel there jus to the threat of terrorism kidnapping with more on the on likely trend here's kate partridge. stabbings of young people across england have become epidemic in those few years i was doing my
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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 today have been as dave said the highest and most worrying levels i think in 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
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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 life. there is. a very different picture than what we used to be able to buy
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they. feel for the safety of their children they fear the safety of. themselves i think it's very very dangerous for them really dangerous a lot of. positive activity good for the mode of local authority. even a lot of good for. the problem you wall 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 policemen back on the streets to fight this virulent disease somehow africa seems safer than london. russia is firmly denying us allegations that it is quote probably conducting tests of low yield nuclear weapons in the arctic thereby
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violating its international legal obligations but the head of america's defense intelligence agency claimed on witness day without proving providing evidence that moscow is seeking to covertly enhance its technical capabilities in the field. 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 use would help improve its nuclear weapon capabilities. in public between the u.s. and russia what you saw there was a speech that was given at the huston institute in washington by the director of the u.s. defense intelligence agency to the world questioning moscow's approach to nuclear testing and saying that this helps russia in hans new warhead designs now russia's
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categorically denied any of the violations that they've been accused of of that accord and perhaps this time on this occasion russia have got a point they've actually got the backing of an organization called the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty organization c.t. . bit of a mouthful there let's have a listen quickly to what they had to say the sea has full confidence in the ability of its monitoring system to detect nuclear test explosions but despite having that backing the opposition to russia has continued as you can see by that speech by the americans and it's these specific accusations that have angered the russians this time the officials have not been shy in responding we've got a little insight into what the foreign ministry had to say about this unfortunately search verbal attacks transmitted by the world's media have become commonplace. as
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a rule they occur when washington is determined to withdraw from another international treaty or has been accused of not complying with one we cannot rule out the washington is preparing to use this as cover for the resumption of its own full scale nuclear weapons not shy at all as you can see there another response that we've had is from the head of the foreign relations committee constantine concert chair he said these are unfounded accusations from the mouths of the americans have already become a norm in international affairs and that's the point from the russian perspective has it become the norm it seems that it's become the norm and it is those loose words that they seem to be using like russia is probably not adhering to an international treaty or a question of will approach overwhelming evidence highly likely we've heard it so often and those general accusations have really caused again these diplomatic tensions despite the fact that they have the backing on this occasion we can really
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have a new more accusations we've seen over the last few years the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible our quarrel is with putin's kremlin and we think overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision we also believe that it's highly likely that they're complicit with the chemical weapons use but what mike parker said yesterday i think we have a very high confidence was accurate i think it reflects the role russia has in venezuela from russia's standpoint the russia's ambassador to the u.s. he said he doesn't understand why these discussions go on going through the correct channels the correct diplomatic channels from the u.s. point of view they've made it absolutely clear that they do not trust the way that russia is doing its nuclear testing and developments and the question is are they going to be able to sort out this latest batch behind closed doors or are we going to continue to see them wash their dirty laundry in public. well international
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affairs commentator jonathan steele believes the us all to provide evidence to support its allegations but if they said there is strong evidence there's convince you know. just to say. it is true very. it's based on intelligence which is. well this is. us unilateralism i mean if you come on to the again you think it's the same story is good should be done. at a press conference which everybody else christian. statement. of. intelligence assessment. of the. u.s. special counsel robert muller did in his resignation 2 years after he opened his investigation into alleged collusion between president donald trump and russia
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speaking to the public for the 1st time since the probe he sought to give karr a fixation on the major conclusions of the report but has been explains both camps in washington or interpret his words in differing ways. robert muller is the special counsel's office is closing and he's going to retire. 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 to 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
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democrats certainly took a lot from the statement moller 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's statement makes clear what those who have read his report know it's an impeachment referral and it's up to congress to act they should given the special counsel was unable to pursue criminal charges against the president if the congress to respond to the crimes lies 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 makes clear well muller said the report speaks for itself we chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself. and the report is my testimony now trump heard the opposite from robert muller he says he's in the clear nothing changes from the moment 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
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secretary clarified with a statement there was no real news and there he reiterated the points that he'd already made in the report. we agree with them there was no collusion there was no conspiracy and we consider this case closed he completed his investigation now it'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 impeached or no collusion why did we have the investigation to begin with. r t new york will not very pointedly go on media analysts long all told us he believes conducting the miller 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
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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 what here's another question for you if you can't end dive 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 why were you investigated 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 more now a mysterious formation of or of streaking through the dutch night sky has triggered
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a debate about light pollution in the country tell you all about that story after this. join me every thursday on the alex simon chill and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics or business i'm showbusiness i'll see if. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next. different clubs on one hand it is logical to go from fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprise us all.
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i'm going to talk about football not the or else you can think i was going to go. by the way what is the punch line here. 20 minutes past the hour welcome back no dutch u.f.o. spotters went into overdrive on saturday when reports emerged of a row of strange objects in the sky over the netherlands and astronomer captured the images now the mistry turned out to be the 1st part of a soft light program by entrepreneur musk's space x. company heading into orbit he plans to launch some 12000 of them this year with the
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help and provide internet access to all and wired parts of the globe but it seems not everyone was prepared for the surprise of seeing so many new celestial bodies heading skyward one local u.f.o. website received $150.00 reports of an alien invasion the concern for a lot of professional stargazers is that the night sky will not 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 can see 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
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satellites are please don't forget their horrendous impact on radio astronomy or a long musk later asked his team to investigate ways in response to reduce the amount of light coming from the satellites one us true physicists we spoke to things that even more companies will be encouraged to use the night sky as a business platform in the future visual issue which is that you telescopes usually track the stars in the sky and then the subtle waves move not according to the 30 minutes go but according to their orbits which is a bit faster and that leaves huge traipse tricks 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 post to us with the brightness is maintained as we observed last
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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 sudden loads it might have been the regulation has to be of dated in terms of how many players want to get into the business business which is you know really big providing blore internet for everyone sounds like a good idea but is really this kind of this the price. we want to paper because you know this this case for everyone. i mean if we want to pay the price of the fine but someone has to ask is. it all back down on earth russia's foreign minister has expressed on needs over washington's military activities in japan and its plan deployment of missile systems to the country circular for all told his counterpart in tokyo on thursday that the buildup
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represents a direct threat to moscow. there was a bush and we have 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 to deploy there aren't that many countries in this world that can within the timeframe of just a couple of days well come the american president and the ministers of foreign affairs and defense of russia at the same time well japan is one of these countries and in fact president donald trump left this place only 2 days ago and while he was here he spoke a lot about how he wants to expand the military cooperation between washington and tokyo. 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
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largest fleet of f. 35 of any of our allies plus mr trump really made it clear that when it comes to joint army work he is really counting on tokyo when it comes to making sure that all the regional threats as he calls it are dealt with and here it is easy to understand who he is hinting at that is of course north korea in the 1st place and russia and china however japan is a real geopolitical gymnasts so to say and really there are many outstanding things about how tokyo is getting along with moscow they are doing great when it comes to trade the leaders are treating each other as friends buds there are disagreements as well i can tell you that ever since world war 2 no peace agreement has been signed between japan and russia and there is
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a serious territorial dispute. ever heard of the coral islands just didn't north of japan well perhaps everyone in russia and in this country has as a result of the 2nd world war the countries that won it decided that the islands should become russian territory and so they did however tokyo still claims that this land belongs to them and we've seen many signals from the leaders of the 2 countries that they want to get this dispute settled however the best 2 words to probably describe the progress here is a complete stalemate well just lately russia held small shooting drills on the island and that really outraged tokyo surrogate during the press conference explained why japan has nothing to be angry about going into the pool known to puns foreign minister has expressed concern over russia's military activities on the
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southern korean islands in response we have reaffirmed our position that the russian armed forces operating in this over in territory as is customary under international law will use within the city however as you can see there are still many serious disagreements but when it comes to things like cultural exchange or marine security and also the desire to denuclearize the korean peninsula the 2 countries are on the same page to say the least and the fact that the foreign ministers the defense ministers and the leaders are always in touch speaks volumes about how tokyo and moscow are getting along these days now it's a term which is just starting to get blind spread awareness but what are the consequences of them to be able to pollution there watching the hawks crew delves into not right ahead.
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but never be peace unless there will be a palestinian state there will never be a whole rise in the fall of the state of israel without a palestinian state all of those that hold the moderate countries who somehow call rate we something that takes the basic. 2 state solution is a mistake and none of the countries. forward. will be a proposed solution on the basis of to states. ties or financial survival. when customers go by you're just. well read you some lower. that's undercutting not what's good for food markets back it for the global economy.
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greetings. so. society today is standing at the edge of the proverbial cliff when it comes to antibiotic resistant bacteria hawk watchers as we previously reported the united nations believes that this is a global health emergency and unless we act now these antibiotic resistant super bugs could be responsible for $10000000.00 deaths worldwide each year by 2050 and to make matters even worse it appears that our over use of antibiotics has polluted its way into the major waters around us in the largest to date global study on the subject led by the university of york in england researchers have uncovered that hundreds of sites and rivers around the world from the tames to the tigris are
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washed with dangerously high levels of antibiotics and that some of the world's best known rivers including the times are contaminated with antibiotics classified as critically important for the treatment of serious infections this this would be like you tweeting out your social security number and banking passwords for all the world to see and then praying and hoping that no one decides to drain your bank accounts and steal your identity in 72 countries across 6 continents researchers looked for 14 of the most commonly used antibiotics and discovered them in 65 percent of the rivers they monitored 65 percent and let's not forget that added to the adubato xs last year's discovery that more than 60 per scription drugs are getting into river food chains not to mention all of the illegal drugs like the cocaine and ketamine recently discovered contaminated water ways in the united kingdom. so my friends with our addiction over use of pharmaceuticals now
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