you. tell. me in a song fails to appear before a loved one called for an extradition hearing with the wiki leaks founder is noise 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. and the dramatic surge in knife crime in london leads some in the somali community to send their children to east africa to live and study. the field for the safety of those children they fear diffs safe it's. themselves it's creativity into the for the.
eye there was life news 247 this is r.t. international money in the moscow newsroom with your update this hour thanks very much for joining us a british court has postponed an extradition hearing for julian a songs off of the health of the wiki leaks founder shoppy to terry aerated in london's belmarsh prison where he's been placed under medical supervision playboy reports from westminster magistrates court. the extradition hearing isn't taking place any longer today the sound was actually meant to be here in person he was meant to pair via video link but he's not even well enough to appear via video link 10 minutes on she's been moved to the hospital waiting all belmarsh prison that's up to a maximum security prison where serving as a steamy eccentric specific detail when he went into the ecuadorian embassy back in 2012 and wiki leaks a whole range from some about the face of his health to 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 board speaks speaks plenty and that's how you know being in a higher security max the 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 when 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 to be all huge and boils down to 2 fundamental things it is to get us on to act as a journalist when he published those slow news 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 also 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 richard in his face it comes in 75 years in prison which is outrageous the idea that a publisher can be. prosecuted and persecuted publishing the truth and face a lifetime and in a prison in another country is outrageous this espionage act was never the full of induced against and john certainly against government officials who believe secrets in the cost of course washington's argument is that a sound isn't such on the list that he's a fuckhead 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 us on 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 and for journalists around the world which is why i think on this so you much attention. holy book of their will supporters of the wiki leaks founder also staged a protest outside the court earlier in the wake decrying his treatment and calling for his release that turned documentary filmmaker jump elgar told us he believes that his song his case sets a dangerous precedent for journalists everywhere. for both these new charges really or to strike. ring 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 the fruit about government secrets and how they affect all of us to warn the sisters those people should be very very good. their own old nose. the newspapers gaudium new york times. you know. there are individuals who have done no more. no less so i know they're flipping through it. so they could all be targets and. meanwhile an alleged wiki leaks associate a friend of julian assange was denied bail by a judge in ecuador on wednesday ola binny who's a swedish national stands accused of hacking government computers in the south american nation the 37 year old cyber security expert was arrested last month while
trying to leave ecuador on the same day that a sound was dragged out of the country's london embassy but he's been refusing to cooperate with investigators and is yet to be formally charged his lawyer told us he sees no legitimate grounds for benny's on going to tension and believes that his rights are being violated was that 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're called 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 when and how he did it and such that the prosecutors have no grounds to prove this case any further. russia is firmly denying us allegations that it's 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 is seeking to covertly enhanced its technical capabilities in the field. united states believes that russia probably is not hearing the nuclear testing moratorium in a manner consistent with the 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 another spot 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 help russia in hans new head designs now russia's
categorically denied any of the violations that they've been accused of 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 with the t b t o bit of a mouthful there let's have a listen quickly to what they had to say the c.t. b.t.o. 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 is 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 such 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 tests of nuclear weapons it seems that it's become the norm and it's those loose 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 act. really cause 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. and we think you liked that it was his decision we also believe that the trial we 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 blast behind closed doors or are we going to continue to see them wash their dirty laundry in public well international affairs commentator jonathan steele believes the united states ought to provide evidence to support its allegations. but if they said there is strong evidence those convinced you know vergence better just to say highly likely or probably is too very. it's based on intelligence which is or is liable to the florida anyway
well this is standard us unilateralism i mean if you come onto the rain you think it's the same thing is highly damaging it should be done with open nerve agents at a press conference which everybody has a chance to ask questions. in favorite media outlets giving them. of so-called intelligence assessment which nobody can prove one way or the other. as london continues to struggle with a knife crime at the demick increasing numbers of british teenagers of somali heritage are 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 again stole travel via due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping with more on the unlikely trend here's kate partridge. stabbings of young people across england have become epidemic in those few 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. i see. a very different picture than lee what used to be people could buy they say. they feel for the safety of their children they fear the safety of
the loft themselves i think it's very very dangerous for young people really dangerous even do a lot of. positive activity good for them out of london for the local authority from the event do a lot of good for its own problems so 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 javid is promising to put 20000 policeman back on the streets to fight this variant disease somehow africa seems safer than london you're without say from moscow the u.s. establishment remains polarized over the trump russia probe after the resignation of special counsel robert muller to man our story still ahead when we come back.
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the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. back u.s. special counsel has handed in his resignation 2 years after he opened his investigation into alleged collusion between president russia and speaking to the public for the 1st time since the probe to give kind of occasional the report's key conclusions but it's kind of open now explains both camps in washington interpret in his words very differently. robert mohler 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'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 threw
stones of the crimes lawyers and other wrongdoing a president trump and we would 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 trumper the opposite from robert mueller he says he's in the clear nothing changes from the miller 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 the 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 impeached or no collusion why did we have the investigation to begin with. r t a new york legal and media analyst lionel 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 many months into this 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 here 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 well where you were 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 saturday when reports emerged of a row of strange objects in the skies above the netherlands and i'm interested in a captured these images of the mistreats turned out to be the 1st part of a satellite program by entrepreneur must space x. company heading into orbit he plans to launch $12000.00 of them this year with the aim of helping provide internet access to the a wide parts of the globe but it seems that not everybody was prepared for the surprise of seeing so many new celestial bodies heading skywards when local u.f.o.
website received reports of 150 alien invasions a concern there from a professional stargazers 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. starlink 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 for every single star to 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 the satellite when after a physicist we spoke to things 30 of 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 satellites move not according to the stars in the sky but according to their orbits which is a bit faster and that leaves huge trait 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 increase to post to us with the brightness is maintained as we hope served ross weekend and that this could be really problematic 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 are some leakage of radio signals from the satellite it might happen that the regulation has to be updated in terms of how
many players want to get into this business which is you know really big providing low internet for everyone sounds like a good idea but is really this this the price but we want to pay for because you know this this case for everyone in. the i mean if we want to pay the price of fine but someone has to ask this 1st i think ok that's all for me thanks for watching shaun thomas what we have here next to the international update after the alex homage. to. facebook and google started with a great idea and great ideals unfortunately there was also a very dark side. they are constructing a profile of you and that profile is real it's detailed and it never goes away.
turns out that google is manipulating your opinions from the very 1st character that you type into the search bar it will always favor one dog food over another one comparative shopping service over another and one candidate over another they can suppress certain types of results on what they think you should be see if they have this kind of power then democracy is it an illusion the free and fair election doesn't exist for the more growth we give them the sooner we are all. european governments especially the germans and the french and the brits they really want to help iran economically they have no control over their private sectors and their private sectors if they have to choose speedy vonnie and market
forces the us market again you don't have to be an economic genius to figure out that they would go with the us markets. but never be peace as there would be about us even state there will never be a rise in the fall of the state of israel without the palestinian state only those that hold the moderates countries who somehow call rate we something that makes the basic they wrecked the 2 state solution is a mistake and none of the countries will come forward unless there will be if will pose solutions on the basis of 2 states.
i. welcome to the alex aventura in the aftermath of the european elections in the u.k. at 1st sight all seems to changed and changed utterly however to do we examine whether the underlying political tectonic plates have really shifted and certainly has been quite a week. i will shortly leave the job that is be the owner of my life to hold in this show we survey that turbulent political landscape we talked to some of the winners this is a big big message big wake up call the westminster will listen and those who won their own seats amid carnage for their party and yes richard king but it's not quite this week people thought. we look at some of the immediate consequences.
and some of the medium term ones. i was among. so all of that to look forward to today but 1st your tweets messages and e-mails i just want to alex's interview with mick keelty of slug to block feed robert says another interesting alex salmond interview i've missed the regular show on our t.v. sets swapping from sky to virgin or no need to watch it or you can actually watch the show online on r.t. and also on alex's facebook page every week david says very simply love your show this brit says good to see scotland and northern ireland talking together john says i honestly think the biggest reason union a struggle with their voice is because being heard is hard 1st start with an apology to not union message have suffered because of it marches and backwards mentalities need to be called out on both sides john goes on to see both sides need
equality that won't happen until both sides forgive each other i know that equal treatment any the cleaning the sleet or charging everyone on both sides happens if before the votes were counted the breaks that party break through was having an impact their prime minister was gone or at least growing and the opposition labor party were also licking their wounds alex speaks to independent m.e.p. and rex a campaigner stephen brutes. no steve involved joins me from brussels stephen obvious celebrating the success of the blacks how much would you say that's due to the popular feeling about the failure of westminster the other blacks that another high level much is it due to the personality of nigel for i think there's a combination of both the british people aren't stupid they are very angry and upset pretty ticked but in the north of england the middle and in wales where you saw increasing votes but surprisingly also in the southwest of england and in
london and of course you need to have somebody that they can fix on someone with a personality a character and has a very clear message and there's no one better in the political business in britain at the moment that nigel farage in expressing that single message democracy is failing the brits it is not their give us their full vote for the brits it party and it's worked once again now you're trying well and truly parked in their westminster law and what surer message to the m.p.'s at westminster as they look again the blacks that legislation under the new prime minister i think many of them both on the labor left and in the conservative party will be self interested they'll be looking at their own seats if you're a labor m.p. in the north of england that have now seen your seats lost in council elections and the numbers of people voting for the party then you'll be worried that if you don't
deliver bricks it which is a no deal breaker is most people want they will lose their seats in the next general election if you're a conservative m.p. then you'll know that you'll be out of power for a generation so they've got some really hard thinking to do and they react against the next prime minister the next conservative leader i think must just be very tough and say let's go for broke see it with no deal let's get rid of the. we're broad agreement and dare any m.p. to challenge them on the other side doesn't this success of the cause has all been difficulties in terms of u.k. politics if you look at them up after the european elections them south hadley just about all of england by london as color of the blacks of these light blue but the map of scotland this entirely the s.n.p. is yellow haven't you instigated the division of the u.k. as you're trying to get the u.k. .