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the leaders of libya's warring factions are involved to go for talks hoping to strike a lasting cease fire agreement. with the us tapes are wrong with another round of sanctions the islamic republic faces a 2nd day of furious domestic protests over its accidental down into the ukrainian passage of play. to boost infrastructure in east africa and prevent mass emigration to europe is in the firing line from human rights organizations to driving modern day slavery we speak with a human rights watch representative on the claims. in directly supporting this project these are forced labor who are working on this project.
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a very warm welcome to you watching r.t. international with mina care and our top story this hour the leaders of libya's warring factions are in mosco for talks this monday in the hope of signing a cease fire deal it follows russian and turkish efforts to deescalate hostilities between the internationally recognized government in tripoli and forces loyal to the rebel general khalifa haftar well that helped broker an initial ceasefire in the conflict on sunday and signaled the 1st break in fighting in libya for months the talks underway in the russian capital are expected to put a political solution back on the table while for more details we can go live to our correspondent rym on culture right now rym on what's led to this potentially pivotal meeting in the russian capital today. well 1st of all we're getting news right now so the leaders of the. 2 warring factions in libya are
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indeed in moscow but reportedly a they have not sachs asia other they refuse to tell to shut off each other so far initially they came here for talks which were supposed to take place under the guidance of a russian and at zurich isha foreign and defense ministry as we know the consultations are still taking place right now as we speak and the socks were made possible after the cease fire a truce was announced which was suggested by russian president vladimir putin along with his turkish counterparts rejects a bird the gun during their meeting in istanbul last week let's have a listen. we cool on all parties to declare a sustainable cease fire supported by the necessary measures to be taken for stabilizing the situation on the ground and normalizing daily life in tripoli and
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other cities. now like i said earlier libya is currently controlled by su warring factions and this was the result of a u.s. nato u.s. led invasion back in 2011 which resulted in the toppling of more market duffy's governments and and the moment a larger part of libya is controlled by the libyan national army which is led by general. and a smaller part of libya is controlled by the government of national accord with the headquarters in tripoli and that part of the country is led by fiat saraj now the fighting between 2 sides had intensified in the last few months with the army general are approaching the tripoli just and it's very key sending troops to help
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his opposing side in order to help the government now other countries have also become instrumental in the political exile of the log there in libya with they it's how the president said recently meeting saroj and i'm scuse me huffed are and saroj meeting with the european union representatives as well now and germany are all soldiers being vocal in their support for a political solution and they're proposing to hold a conference in berlin in order to find their resolution to the political instability in the country and perhaps finally bring peace to the country at the moment we hear the russian foreign ministry where the socks are taking place so we are waiting for press conference any moment now where russian foreign minister and long with his said service counterpart will come out to the press and hopefully we'll find out more details about that's all that have taken place here in moscow
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on monday amman thank you for keeping across this for is that for most cars among cars. the iranian police used tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters onto rounds freedom square on sunday as last administration has continued for a 2nd day there follows the country's admission that it unintentionally start down a ukrainian airline a last week killing all 176 people on board the majority of whom were iranian and canadian nationals protesters have been calling on iran's leadership including the supremes leader ayatollah ali khan the night to resign over the disaster they also want those directly responsible for the downing of the flight to face justice iran's armed forces have said that the jet was mistakenly identified as a hostile target and that it was flying close to a sensitive facility a top revolutionary guards commander has expressed deep regret over the tragedy apologizing to the victims' families.
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who were to almighty god i wished i were in that plane that crashed with them and had burned but did not witness this tragic incident we made a mistake and a number of our compatriots were martyred because of our mistake but it wasn't intentional we apologize we are sorry but we will make up for it which. officials in the trumpet ministration meanwhile have been emphatic in their support for the protesters with the u.s. president even tweeting a warning to iran in persian that triggered a sharp response from officials in toronto. so the leaders of iran do not kill your protesters thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you and the world is watching more importantly the usa is watching turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free stop the killing of your great iranian people hands and tongues smeared with threatening sanctioning and terrorizing the iranian nation are not entitle to dishonor the ancient persian language by the way are you actually
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standing by millions of iranians whose hero you just assassinated while standing against them tensions thought after a u.s. drone attack 10 days ago was left to see me a rainy and commando dead in baghdad and it was seen as that of looking to calm the situation washington has opted to continue to apply maximum pressure on to iran it goes dalelv takes up the story. as washington seated on the verge of an all out war with iran it looked like it had just stepped outside of its comfort zone the risk of plunging the middle east into yet a nother disastrous conflict was an obvious weight on the u.s. but now with the tensions easing america is back in familiar territory waging a political and economic campaign to force its rival into submission what is our strategy post the confidence of the man in killing and post the ballistic missile
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attack on the united states this is our strategy we are diplomatically and economically isolating their regime in iran in till they behave like a normal nation washington has charted these waters through and through and it's not afraid to get creative and putting iran under pressure after admitting to accidentally downing a ukrainian jetliner with more than a 170 people on board to iran has seen a fresh outbreak in anti government protests and demonstrators the haven't suffered from any lack of support from the u.s. with donald trump even taking a crash course in persian to write this tweet to the brave long suffering people of iran i've stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my administration will continue to stand with you we are following your protests closely and are inspired by your courage. translated no obstacles and no language barriers can stand in the way of democracy and to make sure that nothing is lost in
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translation here washington is backing up its words with action a method tried and trusted sanctions we are announcing additional sanctions against the iranian regime as a result of these actions we will cut off billions of dollars of support to the iranian regime israel as its tradition was quick to cheer it always does whenever things take a turn for the worse for iran i commend president from for imposing new and very harsh sanctions against his regime i must say that this was also don't close the iranian decision to accelerate uranium enrichment i call on britain france and germany to join the american effort but few other nations share the excitement for iran a nation that spent decades under all flavors of sanctions being free of them is more of a challenge actually the united states on the wants thinks that sense that it's
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a superpower that it can do whatever it wants so it heard iran through sanctions that china warfare and trade wars it tries to hurt russia through sanctions but ultimately what it does is that it brings these are countries closer to each other and other countries become more more more negative view of the u.s. government and i think in the and the long run what it does is that it diminishes the stature of the united states and the capability of the united states to maintain its had germany america's economic crusade against iran is rubbing europe the wrong way to the e.u. is in an ill tempered clash with washington over the iran nuclear deal which was derailed by the us we have been saying to us that we continue saying that we regret the u.s. decision to leave that awful good deal. and we continue to. leading to this deal is a key element of the mobile nuclear nonproliferation. and google for to
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regional stability. germany's convinced that iran shouldn't choir have nuclear weapons for this reason we will continue to employ all diplomatic means to keep this agreement alive it is certainly not perfect but it is an agreement and it comprises commitments by all sides together we have made clear our regret and concern at the decision by the united states to draw from the j c p a way and to reimpose sanctions on iran and the u.s. is dishing out new were sure and since it is ready to solve all this mess with words without preconditions even we will meet with them where want to sit down discuss without precondition a new way forward a a series of steps by which iran becomes a more normal country but in the past few years with iran alone the us went back on its word had 0 interest in its allies concerns and assassinated a high profile official the unilaterally branded terrorist just
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a few months before so the u.s. can talk up diplomacy for sure they're one of the best at it you do have a hard time to find a nother country with a case of selective amnesia this severe for the promises it had made according to a poll done by media in the us a majority of americans disapprove of the way trample so far handled the escalating crisis in the middle east. which funds to boost areas in africa are now being compared to driving slavery the claim being made by human rights organizations against the e.u. the infrastructure project in eritrea the bid to improve the eastern african nation is now being described as a years of 4th labor party's suster tale of reports. if you've been on a 2 covey if your t. back harboring a hidden disease is your neighbor planning on eating your pet pony don't worry it is got a regulation for everything but according to human rights organizations it failed
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miserably to regulate its own behavior and it all started with an apparently innocent bed to peace security and eritrea we're launching $20000000.00 euro program to rebuild the roads connecting both countries this will boost straight consolidate stability and have good benefits for the citizens of both countries through the gratian of sustainable growth and jobs so far so good unless of course you're the one put to work on this great collaboration because the chances are your force conscript the african nation has compulsory national service that used to last for 18 months but now sees people trapped in for over 20 years it's a practice it's been likened by human rights organizations the un and the european parliament to mass enslavement conscripts compared national service to modern day slavery saying this for torture and other ill treatment which we rest in like basic
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sanitation and hygiene form a conscript 72 hour weeks and harsh conditions with no food and pay equivalent to $17.00 a month it's one of the main reasons eritrea is called the world's fastest emptying country as young men continue their mass exodus but despite knowing conscripts were being used generally the delicate situation and a country that was a lot in a guerrilla war for 3 decades the e.u. says that really had no idea that untoward things were going on. the e.u. does not pay for labor under this project the project only covers the procurement of materials and equipment to support the rehabilitation of roads in fact the e.u. doesn't even have an office in eritrea to monitor this ongoing project instead it relies on local authorities the agency is not monitoring the implementation of the project the project is carried out by the government and progress is monitored by the ministry of public works the e.u. is untrusting its project to an arm of the government which is internationally
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slammed as one of the world's worst human rights abuses which the u.n. describes as authoritarian and repressive and which lived under a u.n. sanctions for 9 years it's almost as if the e.u. has something at stake here other than creating great roads of course like stemming the tide of migrants for example because 2016. 1000 eritreans apply for asylum in the block so yes this e.u. project will lift the local economy and bring peace but crucially it will create jobs and that will keep eritreans in the homeland to not crossing on to european shorts. in directly supporting this project by. material to help build the road problem is that what they need to make sure is that any support going to eritrea is not. some mentoring this incredibly
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repressive system and there are trends a land by the way which happens to be one of the most strategic areas in the world its coast runs along the red sea which is a key link between europe and asia it's also an ideal access point to emerging african markets with low labor costs and it's a natural resource gold mine with gas gold oil zinc you name it eritrea's got it eric harris obviously placed in a very strategic location along the red sea it is the access to. see ethiopia and from the european point of view it is obviously one of the countries which many asylum seekers here in europe are coming from and they're coming in there because of the human rights situation so it seems that when you've got something to gain it's easier to be enormous than your own employment law. which makes co-founder julian assange has been in court in london on monday for a routine administrative hearing on his possible extradition to the u.s.
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during the session aslant his lawyers were granted more time after they complained they have not had the opportunity to go over case files with their client back in 2010 the australian whistleblower publish classified military cables allegedly outlining u.s. war crimes a crowd of his supporters gathered outside the court to protest against his extradition as long as currently serving time in a british high security jail for skipping bail while waiting on his full extradition hearing set for next month the us has indicted him on 17 counts of espionage and one of conspiracy to hack a government computer in april of sarge was forcibly removed by british police from the ecuadorian embassy in london as to quito terminated his 7 years island where he sought refuge there following sexual assault allegations in sweden which he denies calling them a pretext for his extradition to america. was still ahead for you this hour the
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british government is under pressure to implement tougher foreign travel restrictions on known paedophiles but look at why it is being described as a global threat after the break. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president and you. want to. have to write to the press as a white woman for 3 of them or can't be good. i'm interested in the water. in the united states presidential candidates debate the future of the u.s.
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and the world. max kaiser and stacy her but dig into the burning questions of this election cycle. every week. tax student debt trade was corporate money universal basic. and more catch up with what's front running this sunday exclusively on r.t. . i am it welcome back the u.k. government is facing pressure to apply great of foreign travel restrictions to known paedophiles is claimed gaps in legislation leave youngsters especially in asia vulnerable to predators the concern was part of report 100 over to m.p.'s in westminster following an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse it mentions
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such high profile cases as former glam rock singer gary glitter he was found guilty in the u.k. for downloading child pornography and then years later convicted in asia for abusing minors another is britain's was devastated follow richard huckle he has 71 counts of sexual assaults on children most of them committed in malaysia where he worked as a teacher and received 22 life sentences shaadi edwards has more on the inquiry. lock them up and throw away the key it's an argument you'll often hear from people when it comes to child pieces and while the u.k. has come down on child abuse here in britain its legal system may be failing youngsters abroad that's because no known british sex offenders and suspects prosecuted for such crimes are still able to travel with some of them re-offending overseas in fact of the near 6000 sexual whomp aventure orders imposed in england and wales in the last few years only 11 also has foreign travel restrictions added
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meaning of all the registered sex offenders on record only around 0.2 percent have had their rights to foreign travel stopped and according to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse that could be having a devastating impact. to the u.k. . listed below the disaster. which must be huge and. this is a. really good time. and this is. the inquiry was given evidence of abuse by british travellers in countries ranging from kenya all the way to the philippines the report also found that abuses target disadvantaged families where relatives act as facilitators often financial poverty plays a key factor there's also areas too can also pose a particular risk last year oxfam start for accused of sexually exploiting children the haiti following devastating earthquakes in 2010 the issue that has been raised
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by the child abuse inquiry is an old one and has historically been going on for decades we have allowed people with child abuse convictions to travel out of the country and often times unless they're arrested in the destination country for the same issue then they go completely undetected the problem is we don't have a grip on child abuse in the u.k. if we did then we would be able to manage our paedophiles much better than we currently are not child abuse. yes we need not just to be looking at people who are going to be arrested in another country or indeed happen arrest in another country but we need to properly see who is leaving the country and who is coming into the country and if they have child abuse convictions we must see that very seriously indeed now the report concluded with recommendations for the government and topping the list was restricting foreign travel of sex offenders to ensure that youngsters and not just those in the u.k. are out of harms way. let's take
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a look at some of the other big stories from around the globe for you now 1st to alaska where one lucky man has defied the odds he was rescued on thursday after surviving 3 weeks in remote freezing wilderness his home in the signal valley burns down forcing him to sleep in a snow cave and live off cans of goods and so he was found. out of the philippines where hardly 1000000 people have been urged to flee their homes after the tal volcano erupted near the capital manila storms could be seen through the thick clouds disrupting the services of the capital's international airport scientists in the country a warning that the threat level is high and that's an explosive eruption could happen in the coming days. such a cease fire agreement brokered by turkey and russia came into effect in syria's northwestern profits on sunday in recent weeks damascus has stepped up its efforts to reclaim the country's last rebel held region which is under the control of the extremist salafist group to hear. the united nations estimates that over 300000
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people have fled their homes as a result of the violence and the sheltering close to the turkish border. well as always here an r.t. we love to hear your thoughts on our stories so do get in touch by following us on social media and we're back at the top of the hour with the latest with either.
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join me everything on the alex sullivan show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics. i'm sure. i'll see if. the world is driven by shaped by a person or those. things . we dare to ask. good food descriptions. even for the owners so to choose pet food
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industry is telling us what to feed our pets really more based on what they want to sell us than what's necessarily good for the pet turns out may not be as healthy people believe we have animals that have you know diabetes in our stride they have auto immune disorders allergies we are actually creating these problems it's a huge epidemic of problems. and i believe can be linked to very simple problem of diet and some dog owners so heartbreaking stories about their pets streets to larger corporations are not very interested in proving or disproving the value of their food because they're already making it a $1000000000.00 on it and there's no reason to do that research. because we ponder that future and look into 2020 what fascinating stories will come
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our way there are often said on this show that you can't have capitalism without capital capital without positive registration kerching people to say. this next story this next whole show this next entire segment is going to be dedicated to this very notion. of. a low end welcome to cross talk where all things are considered on this edition of crossfire we conduct a post mortem of the recent us around conflict what has changed and what bodes for the future issues the mainstream corporate media refuse to discuss.
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cross-cutting some real news i'm joined by my guest going these and is a professor at the higher school of economics as well as author of the case of western civilization and resurgence of russia we also have dmitri bobbitt she is a political analyst and editor in a smi internet media project and he and the london macross alexander macarius he is a writer on legal affairs as well as editor in chief of the duran dot com our german cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it. we go to alexander in london you know over the past 10 days or so we've heard the term escalation deescalation proportional and one of the things i think that is mr very much is the how the behave the behavior on the side of the leadership and to iran and in washington we term asymmetrical was used all of the time and i think indeed it was asymmetrical but for very very different reasons taran was being strategic and political while trump was relying
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upon sanctions and the 3rd and the demand that the united states be remain inside of iraq against the will of the people in government and parliament there that is what makes this all asymmetrical and i think you can draw different conclusions about as a media likes to do who won and who lost go ahead alex and what i think is what i mean i think the fundamental difference is that the iranians deployed the entire strategic range of their assets they weren't together their their foreign policy their diplomats they bring to get their political leaders they built bring in their intelligence operatives their military people order their economic assets such as they are and they set themselves very clear objectives which they don't let themselves be diverted from and their objective is not clearly defined easy is to try to get the united states out of the middle east out of iraq specifically out
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of areas where they can threaten iran the united states by contrast what we see there is a dysfunctional government which doesn't have any kind of clear long long established plan so you have different people pushing for different objectives you have people look wanting to escalate as you put it which means essentially having a war you see the u.s. government forced into frantic diplomacy through the swiss embassy in tehran which it now turns out it was the united states which initiated it was lee u.s. and having started the escalation became panicked and saw the way out to deescalate in other words they don't have clear objectives and they're not working towards the.

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