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the more rope we give them the sooner we're all. whistleblower julian assange fails to appear before a london court for an extradition hearing with the wiki leaks founder as lawyers saying his health is in rapid decline. russia hits back at u.s. claims that it's probably conducting nuclear tests in the arctic dismissing washington's allegations as baseless. seeking safety a dramatic surge in knife crime in london leads some in the somali community that had to send their children to east africa and live and study. the field for the city for 2 of those children they fear of safety. themselves it's pretty very dangerous for them. called for impeachment to declarations of case closed counsel
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robert moses final settlement from russian investigation proved to be no less polarizing than the report itself. although from moscow called embraer the r.c.a. news room in the russian capital with the world news this hour a 1st for you a british court house put the end of an extradition hearing for julian a songs after the health of the wiki leaks founder shopping deteriorated in london's belmarsh prison he was then placed under medical supervision reporting from westminster magistrates court. exhibition hearing isn't taking place any longer. meant to be here in person he was meant to try and feed me a link but he's not even well enough to buy a video link 10 minutes on the streets are weighing all belmarsh prison the title.
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to a maximum security prison where 7 out of $53.00 eccentric specific details when he went into the ecuadorian embassy back in 2012 and went to a whole range and so about the face of his health what we know is that there was a push from the the medical board of. the fact that they did this that they put him on the board speaks speaks plenty and that's how you know being in a higher security mike's a maximum security prison is difficult for anyone but julian spent 7 years confined in the ecuadorian embassy before but without medical treatment without hospital medical treatment so he's gone in other words states that most people might think i'm fair 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 well there wasn't any major arguments from a scientific team or the presentation 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
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to be all cute and points down to 2 fundamental things it is to get us on to act as a journalist when he published those phrases that he picked us materials and information and crucially behave 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 that will turn. 17 counts on the espionage act and one commentator just about julian is facing on some 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 has never before been used against john and i certainly against a government official will soon be secrets in the. cost of course washington's
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argument is that a sound isn't such on the list that he's at. his publications but 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 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 around the world which is why. so you much attention when you said portions of the wiki leaks founder also staged a protest outside the court earlier this week decrying his treatment and calling for his release that are in documentary filmmaker john pilger told us he believes the song his case sets a dangerous precedent for journalists everywhere. but what these new charges really or to strike. ring
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a bell at the very least it nor strikes fear into many investigative journalist who have been have been with wiki leaks in the meanwhile julian assange through this whole i would say the sting would step aside. for releasing the truth about government secrets and how they affect all of us of war and peace if those people should be very very. their own old the most of. the newspapers gaudium new york times spiegel you know. there are individuals who have done no more. no less no less than julian assange so they could all be targets and meanwhile an alleged wiki leaks associate and friend of. in a song which was denied bail by
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a judge in ecuador on wednesday ola binny who's a swedish national standard to hack in government computers in the south american nation of 37 year old cyber security expert was arrested last month while trying to leave acquittal on the same day that assignment was dragged out of the country's london embassy but he's been refusing to cooperate with investigators and as yet to be formally charged his lawyer told us he sees no legitimate grounds for billings ongoing detention and believes that his rights are being violated. or this process is only taking place because my client is a friend of julian and son there is no other explanation than. any has been living here for more than 5 years and he has been developing special software designed to protect privacy in other words he has been working on the very opposite of what he stands accused of the way they acquit boring government is treating my client is unconstitutional it violates his human rights from the beginning the reasons for his arrest have been unclear it is still unclear exactly what system was attacked
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when and how he did it and such that the prosecutors have no grounds to prove this case any further. russia is firmly denying u.s. allegations that it is probably conducting tests of low yield nuclear weapons in the arctic and thereby violating its international legal obligations the head of america's defense intelligence agency claimed on wednesday without providing evidence that moscow seeking to covertly enhance its technical capabilities in the field united states will lose their 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 had to use would help improve its nuclear weapon capabilities nurse 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
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testing and saying that this helps russia in hans new head designs now russia's 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 the to be. a 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
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search verbal attacks transmitted by the world's media have become commonplace. as 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 it seems that it's become the norm and it is those words that they seem to be using like russia is probably not adhering to an international treaty or a questionable 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 have a look at what accusations we've seen over the last few years the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible quarrel. and we think overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision we also believe that the trial
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we are likely to push it with the chemical weapons use but what mike 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 international affairs commentator jonathan still believes the u.s. will to provide evidence to support its allegations. but if they said there is strong evidence for those convinced you know that in secret sound better than just
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to say highly likely or probably is true very true and it's based on intelligence which is always liable to the floor do anyway well this is standard us unilateralism i mean if you come onto the iranian since the same thing is highly damaging it should be done with open evasions and a press conference which everybody has a chance to ask questions rather than taking favorite media outlets and giving them little tidbits of so-called intelligence assessments which nobody can prove one way or the other. as london continues to struggle with a knife crime epidemic increasing numbers of british teenagers of somali heritage being sent to live in east africa by their parents away from the violence that's despite the fact that somalia is regarded as one of the world's most dangerous countries and the u.k. foreign office once against all travel there due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping with more on the unlikely threat here's kate partridge. stabbings of young people across england have become an epidemic in those few years i was doing
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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 be as dave said the highest and most worrying levels i think in in my service and it is really worrying 50 p. . people 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
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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 26223281 home secretary said you job it has called the rise in violent crime a national emergency and the targets are often teenagers from black communities i know a few terms of. the 5 people 5 there is. a very different picture than what used to be people live it by fear.
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they fear for the safety of their children they fear the safety of the loft themselves i think it's very very dangerous for young people related to a lot of. positive activity good for them out of london from local authority from the event do a lot of good for good. the problem is 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 law. u.s. special counsel rubber bullets handed in his resignation after he opened his
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investigation into alleged collusion between president trump and russia speaking to the public for the 1st time since the probe people to give clarification on the report's key conclusions but is kind of open explains both camps in washington have been interpreted his words very differently robert muller is all done these special counsel's office is closing and he's going to retire and to celebrate 35 $1000000.00 in 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 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
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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's 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 to respond to the crimes and other wrongdoing a president trump and we will do so i think it was very clear if you could clear the president he would have. 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 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 a little up and r.t. new york legal or media analyst lionel told us he believes conducting the 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
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investigation did you come to the conclusion a either there was no evidence are there was no reason to charge him but how long have you been stringing the country and the president and the world along why 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 de minimus amount of time that was that was given to the reason for this what was this rush in colo should explain this more. sponsors went into overdrive on sunday when reports of most of a row of strange objects in the sky above the netherlands and i'm interested in
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a captured these images of the mystery turned out to be the 1st part of a satellite program by entrepreneur musk's space x. company heading into orbit and he plans to launch nearly $12000.00 of them this year with the aim of helping provide internet access to a wide parts of the globe but it seems that not everybody was prepared for the surprise of seeing as so many new celestial bodies heading skywards in fact one local u.f.o. website received 150 reports of an alien invasion but the concern from a professional star gazers is that the night sky will now 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 city 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 is 7 satellites
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for every single star do those upset about how bright the elon musk's starling said allies are please don't forget their hair and this invoked under john to me must later asked his team to investigate ways to reduce the amount of light reflecting off those satellite one astrophysicist we spoke to thinks 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 stars in the sky but according to their orbits which is a bit faster and that leaves huge trade treats in the images when you analyze them and therefore this is a huge problem that you have to deal with we usually assessment we deal with these kind of problems but if the number of satellites increased to post 2 and us with
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the brightness is maintained as we observed ross weekend then that this could be really problematic but that's in the optical reading which is the kind of light that we can see the order praline to the radio which i think it's even worse because there's some leakage of radio signals from the satellites it might have been that the regulation has to be of dated 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 of this the price but we want to pay for things because you know this this case for everyone in. the i mean if we want to pay the price of the fine but someone has to ask this 1st i think. russia's foreign ministers expressed are things over washington's military activities in japan and its plan deployment of missile systems in the country play lavrov told his counterpart in tokyo on thursday that the buildup represents a direct threat to moscow. there was
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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 is considered good 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 bud's 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 a serious territorial dispute. ever heard of the coral islands just didn't north of
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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 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. japan's foreign minister has expressed concern over russia's military activities on
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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 for 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. china's issued a scathing condemnation of the united straits a trade policy accusing the trump of ministration of economic terrorism it comes as fears grow the beijing may soon restrict the export of minerals to america only from potentially begin selling off u.s. debt looking at the latest developments in the trade war between the 2 superpowers
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his ati's a fountain of sepsis. do you remember how china saved the u.s. economy it bought a huge part of u.s. treasuries and 2009 amid mounting fears that washington was unable to finance its being bailouts i appreciate greatly the chinese government's continuing confidence in the united states treasuries so now even better tomorrow of china u.s. relations the relationship between the united states and china will shape the 21st century. and the buying spree continued for several years china has long been the largest holder of u.s. government treasuries currently worth more than one trillion dollars but now the trend has been well and truly reversed and the ongoing trade conflict is it helping matters and march alone china offloaded one neat $1000000000.00 of us that the fastest selloff in 2 years there is
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a massive sale of the us treasury the supply of knowable funds the creases in the market which up the interest rate and in turn the cost of business increases and the stock market tumble meanwhile the taper for is taking its toll on both sides this bad cycle we've been launched magnified when people have to form a rational explanation for the conflict to be long term and that would reinforce some so-called self-fulfilling prophecies and people will and the welfare economy will be badly suffer but china has plenty of other tools in its arsenal based on what i know china is seriously considering restricting graphic sports to the us china may also take other counts measures in the future with no wind in sight to the dispute trade officials in washington are bracing for some far reaching kelter measures from beijing particularly in the wake of the decision to put away on the entity list the raw concerns that the governments of china may decide to retire
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against american companies china's would tell you should cool. some of america's biggest corporations and the fire line china would be very cautious to name it as says to most american companies china is able to have countermeasures if he is forced to do so however there is a strong signal that china is able to tell its butt is reeling to come back to the table for negotiation in europe try to side we have china because the very good back up the chinese economy of the u.s. . allies on the euro and us we'll be on wall with china i know and it's not a good news to get in yes but the spiral evidence continues to insist that only china stands to lose self china said not to retaliate will only get worse so while the threats could see you look global economy is be held hostage. ok that's the way
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it looks from moscow this hour i'll have you next headline news after a look at how the internet giant times like some something the social logical staring using your photos data and status updates. is this a realistic prospect in 10 years and you understand why it kind of creeps people
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out of. yes i think there's there is what i call the creepy line and the policy about a lot of these things is to get right up to the creepy line but not cross it i would argue that implanting things in your brain is beyond the creepy line of. at least for the moment.


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