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oh oh. oh oh. oh oh oh. oh. iran's top diplomat makes a surprise appearance at the g. 7 summit in france as donald trump persists with his hard line approach to tehran. and in the news that shaped the week writing reports and calls for asymmetrical response to a u.s. missile test following the collapse of the i.m.f. arms control treaty. or something fun our correspondent takes it to the skies with
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a russian aerobatics team ahead of the max air show. and nothing about the fact that they get paid quite a bit right. down. to the fact. that they. are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program this is our team international. our we start out of the g. 7 summit in france where the iranian foreign minister made an unexpected visit on sunday zarif met with the french president and later tweeted the road ahead is difficult but one worth trying artie's but i was in the studio earlier with all the developments. while it was a surprise and judging by what. trump had to say not
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a very welcome when asked what he thought about the arena and foreign minister coming over all of a sudden you applied coldly no comment and start of surprise the united states stands by its approach by its strategy regarding iran and that is maximum pressure on getting iran to submit and do what the united states wants to sign the deal it. wants no less the europeans ever since the united states pulled out of the nuclear deal last year the europeans have been doing everything they can to try to salvage what they could to try to keep iran to abide by its nuclear commitments the sort of prevented from from getting anywhere near a nuclear weapon and this latest step is just another part of that. that no member of the g 7 wants iran to develop a nuclear bomb but also the g. 7 people who want stability and peace in the region and therefore do not want to
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take actions that could affect it in this context we discussed our various initiatives she has taken initiatives towards iran i have taken several initiatives and we have reported on them the g 7 is an informal club there is no formal mandate given within the g 7. regarding all those initiatives come out and said outright that the french and the japanese can talk to whoever they want to anyone else but they don't speak for the united states he said that the united states stands by its position stands by its approach by iraq because this is no longer about an iranian nuclear deal this is no longer only about nuclear reactors and the pursuit of nuclear weapons this is now also about iran's ballistic missile program which the united states wants out this is also about iran's role in regional conflicts the united states one wants a rod to pull out of them completely trumpets offering the uranium. a baggage that
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by all appearances they would accept and now where than where the united states is strangling the iranian economy applying military pressure on them the europeans are trying to save what they cabin the iranians swear that they won't bend we've been getting reaction from tehran and europe about what the potential results or repercussions could be. by the beginning i thought like most journalists that it was an all or p.r. stunt a public relations effort of mr micawber to make his summit a success but the fact that. the foreign affairs minister of iran is there is in doubt it's a few meters away from the trouble is is astonishing is astounding and it seems that is more to the fact germany and france have discussed with the iranians over the last few days and are discussing now with the on of those in beats it was
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the french they came to the ukrainians that convinced them to stay in the deal and essentially what that did it actually prolonged the period that iran fully of lies by the deal and that was very good for the americans i mean it will definitely have an impact iran is plain a major role in the discussions in the g. 7 and donald trump actually made it yesterday that major decisions will be coming in the next few days so i think it is important nevertheless i think it's very very early to talk about an actual agreement between iran and the united states. protests were held throughout the weekend in southwest france against the g. 7 summit in the resort of b.r. it's now hundreds of social and climate change activists took to the streets of a nearby bank on sunday it could be seen carrying upside down and wrapped up portraits of a manual the demonstrators are demanding at the g.
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7 take urgent action to tackle poverty inequality and environmental concerns at least $9000.00 demonstrators turned out on sunday for the 1st official day of the summit. international aid group oxfam is also accusing the g 7 nations of failing to address inequality in a new report it says that in the u.s. the poorest 50 percent of the population own one percent of the country's wealth and then those numbers are similar in germany and britain are his jaclyn vogue spoke to oxfam's head of government relations about his charity's funnies. why do you think the g 7 don't work properly what are the main problems more widespread as well. so we think one of the kind of major barriers is how wealth is distributed between people across the world and in g 7 countries so that the 7 biggest economies in the g 7 hold nearly half the world's wealth and actually if g
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7 leaders implemented a new tax a new wealth tax where they to tax the top one percent of richest people in g 7 countries an additional not point 5 percent on their wealth then it could raise over $200000000000.00 pounds a year now that's a huge sum of money that's enough to educate the $262000000.00 children across the world who are currently not in school and also you to have enough money left over to put money into health care and to fund. enough health care to save the lives of 2000000 people. the russian president has ordered the military to prepare a symmetrical response to the united states testing of a previously banned missile last weekend when a report in stressed though that moscow will not be drawn into a new arms race with washington following the collapse of the i.m.f. arms control treaty. i ordered the ministry of defense the ministry of foreign affairs and other cool offices to analyze the threat level created by the
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activities of the united states and to undertake comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetrical response besides russia is still open to an equal and constructive dialogue with the united states to recover trust and to reinforce international security. the pentagon's test of a modified tomahawk cruise missile came just 2 weeks after the u.s. decided to kill off the long standing intermediate range nuclear forces agreement the projectile test would have violated that accord which band of the production of certain land based short and admitted range missiles. america's development of new weapons appears to be part of a broader attempt to account for a rising china just this month the us defense chief said he wants to see missiles deployed in the asia pacific region drawing the ire of both beijing and moscow with a look at the growing tensions here trying to. that was quick only last month this ground law inched smoking toy was illegal.
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it's already wiping out makeshift targets off the coast of california just like that and the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty is now part of history so soon be ready to see those in different parts of the world the pentagon boss was even quick to say they want to start with the asian pacific but russia is already worried about a different part of the world to eastern europe right near the russian borders as you can see american officials have said they're launching busy systems in romania and poland are different from the m.k. 41 used in california well the russian government's not buying it i mean you can see it too but the american stuff leadership to this is you claiming that the ground based m.k. fools who will no inching system was allegedly unable to launch tomahawk cruise missiles now the fact of the violation is evident it is impossible to disputed they
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themselves. and of course the question arises how can we now understand what will be located in remaining poland would it be missile defense systems or missile strike systems sufficiently long range so why was the i.m.f. treaty signed by the u.s. and russian leaders more than 30 years ago so crucial to make sure that europe where nowadays america's nato allies and russia actually share a border doesn't turn into a vulnerable danger zone dotted with launch pads one following the test in california of the u.n. security council convened this week the russian representative threw a question in european diplomats are you actually ready to find yourself in between 2 rivaling cruise missile arsenals. are you going to avoid responsibility for what is happening to future generations forgive you for this. russia's present actions are in line with a pattern of aggression that represents a clear threat to international peace and security the russian federation bears the
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sole responsibility for the reason demise of the media because it will be my judgment do you not understand that by your responses to the americans you are returning to historical situation with missiles will target european cities from different sites well so far most european states have a grade with the us line d.c. kept blaming russia for violating the i.m.f. deal and that was exactly how they explained their own pull out there's nothing that russia can say or show you to change the fact that russia has already tested the 979 cruise missile to range it's beyond 500 kilometers in violation of the i.m.f. treaty moscow's message has remained the same all claims that they were breaking the rules are a lawyer and on friday vladimir putin had a real go at the u.s. government for what's seen in russia as completely twisting their reality in favor of uncle sam's ambitions but there was
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a bit is pretty instead of fixing and unacceptable situation and returning back to compliance with the treaty the americans have orchestrated a propaganda campaign alleging violations by russia as is now clear this was just a smokescreen to hide washington's own breach of the treaty and its intention to leave it but it leaves there any doubts about america's real intentions having got rid of the existing limits is now free to deploy previously forbidden missiles anywhere in the world as i said earlier though in the 1st place washington's thinking over a bold chess move in the asia pacific not that brushes far from that area either but it's clear want countries on the mind of strategists and the seen in the 1st place people in the trump administration. yell that. they need to push back on beijing and a hard way they feel that they're running out of time feeling that china is getting stronger and they need to act fast to provoke china into some kind of military
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conflict all the things that involve china right now is really just a bigger is just a piece of the bigger picture of political tensions between us and china whether it's a trade war whether it's taiwan whether it's the hong kong protests. russia's biggest air show will be kicking off on tuesday ahead of max 2019 m'donald quarter took to the skies with an urban expire would trigger. so the russian team is preparing for an international aviation and space this is
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a major air show that's going to take place at the end of august and there's going to be there tech and pilots from countries all over the globe the pilots are going to be showing off their bets and that's a bad and we were lucky enough to get invited to a plane to join one of those pilots so i hope you're not afraid of. that but.
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after we returned in one piece our pilot constantine told us all about the international aviation and space so long. i have been training for more than 10 years and i've been in the pilot for 4 years the air show include the featuring aerobatics performance and the standard maneuvers championships rolls and loops etc the international tournament features competitors from. many european countries and known european countries including the us the year show is not a contest the contest happens at the championship with the aerobatics in other events so when the air show each group shows its skills and this big taters decide for themselves what they like of course we will show what we do best and what's new . lebanon has voiced its outrage over 2 suspected israeli drones which
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crashed in a residential area of beirut on sunday prime minister saad hariri described it as an attack on the country's sovereignty and a threat to regional security this video allegedly shows the damage caused by the drones which were laden with explosives one hit the media office of the iran backed militants. israel has not confirmed or denied the incident merely saying it does not comment on foreign reports hezbollah leader promised and in minute response saying the era of israel bombing lebanon while it remains peaceful has ended. this happened after israeli warplanes bombed targets near the syrian capital late on saturday prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the raids were aimed at preventing any ronnie and drone strike. if someone rises to kill you rise up and kill them. in
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a complicated operation by our security forces we determine that iran's quds force dispatched a special units of shiite militants into syria to kill israelis in the golan heights with explosives drawing us with great determination and imperfect israeli army operational and intelligence fashion we preempted them and thwarted this attack we asked political analysts for their views on the israeli operation and how it could affect the region. benjamin the thing you know what has been generally cautious and has. he has learned from past experience mostly by he's british that he's not used fool for a prime minister put being incompetent to launch a campaign immediately on the eve of an election because usually depravity resents it and the public is going to punish if it is true that israel did violate
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iranian airspace and there is probably a very good reason for it because iran is a global supporter of terror iran is a country that has denied the existence of very existence of the state of israel i think israel has every right to defend itself israel has mentioned that in the past and israel will protect its citizens whatever that means when it comes to the iranian threat if it's in the really iranian nuclear threat iranian terror threat israel will work to stop that threat and make sure that it cannot be successful. clashes erupted again in hong kong on sunday as the city's protest campaign continues some activists were seen throwing bricks and other projectiles while taking over cover under their umbrella as police responded with tear gas utilities in hong kong appeared to be taking a hardline approach as they marched at the demonstrators in huge numbers this comes after the semi-autonomous chinese territory was rocked by violence on saturday
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night which resulted in $29.00 arrests people in the city are protesting what they see as the erosion of the one country 2 systems policy and beijing's influence over the city's affairs. britain's prince andrew has spoken broken his silence on his friendship with geoffrey obscene insisting he knew nothing of the convicted pedophiles illegal behavior the. disgraced american financier killed himself in a jail this month while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges but despite the duke's attempt to put an end to speculation about their relationship he didn't explain why he couldn't continue to see epstein after the multimillionaire had served a sentence for soliciting prostitution from a minor and no stage during the limited time i spend with him did i see witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction
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i met mr epstein in 1909 during the time i knew him i saw him infrequently and probably no more than once or twice a year i stayed in a number of his residences i've said previously that it was a mistake and an error to see him off his release in 2010. epstein's death has raised plenty of questions and prompted a huge amount of speculation so much so that his lawyers say they are not satisfied with the corners findings and plan to carry out their own investigation one major question is why epstein was taken off suicide watch despite previously having attempted to take his own life.
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and in more fall out u.s. attorney general william barr has sank to the director of u.s. prisons following epstein's suicide epstein was being held at a facility reserved for the most dangerous criminals alongside the likes of the notorious mexican drug baron known as el chapo we spoke to lawyer mark furnish who represented both. the conditions to which he was subjected would buckle even the knees of the strongest among us it's this is
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one of the toughest federal pretrial detention facilities in the country and the conditions are inhumane epstein was subjected to conditions that were similar to those of guzman but not remotely justified by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapman chapo was alleged to have been he's not a guy who has escaped from prior facilities like guzman was alleged to have done. the real miracle is that we don't hear about these sort of things more about murdered pretrial detainees or suicidal pretrial detainees because the facility. is barbaric and it's a hell hole it's it's it's like i don't use the word lightly lightly but it's sort
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of like an american go log for people who have not yet been convicted of anything. one doesn't want to treat the symptom while ignoring the disease and the disease is how people are routinely denied bail with a shocking ease given the laws that congress passed allowing prosecutors and judge to do that. leak the audio has apparently revealed that a major us oil and gas lobby group helped craft legislation that criminalized anti pipeline protests that was in response to demonstrations against the construction of a pipeline in north dakota in 2016 during which activists chained themselves to equipment protesters also started fires when the authorities tried to remove them. from the side with more here's artie's. you want to have big influence in washington d.c. and need to have
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a big lobby and that means you need to have big money meet the american fuel and petro chemical manufacturers the a.f.p. represents all the big names in the energy markets koch industries chevron exxon mobil valero energy to name a few now the f.p.m. has been around since 1902 making sure that the voice of the ultra wealthy oil monopolists are not left out of the political process and it seems like their latest target has been protesters now the a.t.f. has crafted legislation in $22.00 different states already passed in 9 states that would severely restrict the activities of political activists who might get in the way of oil pipelines and other profitable infrastructure in an audio recording obtained by the intercept the group's senior vice president discusses the strategy that they're using to criminalize protests. with. the.
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now the language of the riot boosting act is a little bit vague it could be a stretch to outlaw even thinking about protesting big oil companies. now this is the only law that's been pushed by the a.f.p. i am $28.00 teen a $30000000.00 lobbying effort killed a carbon tax in washington state bigger cars means more gasoline and more gasoline means more profits for the oil companies. money and the influence of big oil certainly outweigh the efforts of grassroots environmentalists everybody knows that in the united states of america if you want something you have got to pay for it
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and the oil industry certainly has all the means necessary they have the pop and r. c. new york that does it for me and for the weekly for that matter but that is ok because a fresh look at your news is coming the way about let's say 34 minutes with my colleague kevin to stay with us this is our key international. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express an interest. or some want to be that's.
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what you're going to be this is what about for 3 of the people. i'm interested always in the white house. question.
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