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changing of the guard russia sees a new prime minister and constitutional reform proposed by president putin if approved the changes would hand parliament greater our western media see it as a putin power grab. threaten terrorist sunny you can make as if it didn't move away from the around nuclear deal germany did you can france this week triggered the deals dispute resolution mechanism which the agreements collapsed. so a criminal investigation has opened into u.k. police after an independent report reveals the years of ignoring sexual exploitation of children in social care.
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other thanks for joining us watching the weekly here. russia got a new prime minister this week after the previous cabinet stepped down the resignation follow president putin's proposal to change the country's constitution . but it. was just to do not affect the fundamental basis of the constitution they in that furthering russia's development as a lawful state the goal is all that's when hans the effectiveness of the country's institutions to strengthen the role of civil society and to enable the political parties in the regions to make decisions vital to the country's development. takes a look at the proposed reforms and the reaction that they've received in the west. tried splay in this land putin and palace the office of president the media accuses of it seizing more power more control over russia but when putin gives up that
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power and hands it over to parliament at his own expense it is also because he seizing more control over russia 1st to discover this syndrome i name it paranoid putin a friend here and there's a real epidemic. paranoid putin a friend he aside he is what he actually proposed to guaranteed that new president ever wields as much power as he did including putin himself he's got 4 more years in office.
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this is unprecedented in a quarter of a century every constitutional amendment was designed to empower the president for example increase the presidential term for 4 years to 6 years or give the president the power to appoint prosecutors and now he turns it all upside down it used to be that putin appointed the problem. this ministers parliament rubber stamp that now parliament appoints heads of government and putin rubber stamps it with no power
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object. according to the constitution of the russian federation the prisoner release of the state duma is consent to make official appointments the president appoints the cabinet he's deputy and the ministers are supposed shifting this county to the duma and all through the approval of the russian government chairman and the chairman suggestion all the deputy prime ministers and federal ministers will have to be appointed by the president without the right to reject any candidate. this is of course all subject to a popular vote if these passes russia will be a change country with a very different future russia is changing into a new face of democracy freedom and now the basis of the 1st. time when the president limits his old how this is something in the later controlled country is not known at all then the president limits its own power and once you let the people there cite the new constitution many in the west see
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president putin is a mental power is the one that wants to remain in power for ever and so on and so forth but if you look at the reforms if you look at the proposals i see myself some reasons to find in these proposals some balance of power between the president power and the parliament power i see some ideas leading to a better modernization of this state very often it happens that. many media make comments on amendments on the old song project or reform and constitution we doubt knowing. in details what is the reform or the rules what are the proposals so i would suggest before putting forward so negative
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comments to study to understand what luck talking about what is did reform announce it and then maybe we can make some comments now before that to pave the way the government handed in its resignation it's worth mentioning it wasn't all that popular that failed on a number of fronts and meacham event if the now caretaker prime minister said himself it's time for something new you have all heard the address of the russian president vladimir putin as president he outlined the major priorities of our work for the upcoming year but he also outlined a number of fundamental changes to the constitution of the russian federation these changes when they take place and this will be done after discussions and as was said they will significantly alter a number of parts of the constitution and change the balance of power if there's one thing we know about putin it's that we don't know him he loves the surprise and
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there was no warning not even rumors that the country was about to be turned on its head we now have a new prime minister because i'll miss in an unknown quantity he's largely stayed out of the spotlight for the past decade ahead in the federal tax agency and i must say he did wonders teaching russians to pay their taxes fact some would argue he's done too good a job it is now clear putin hangs up the gloves in 2024 he won't run for another term time change so does russia that is revolutionary change from this distance i would say that it gives more power to the parliament but it downgrades the importance of the prime ministership of the stability of iraq . leadership and it quality which is not a separate issue has been one of the most positive aspects of world governance in
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the 21st century. berlin has confirmed that donald trump threatened to slap huge tariffs on european carmakers if they didn't move away from the iran nuclear deal this week germany ek france triggered the deals dispute resolution mechanism which could lead to the agreements collapse around supreme leader slammed the 3 european states as us pawns sparking a rebuke from donald trump. i said from the beginning that after the u.s. withdraw from the j.c. these 3 governments were just playing with service and ranting i did not trust them and they would carry out anything and they would be of the service of the us it has been cleared up their us born in the true sense of the word the so-called supremely leader of iran who has not been so supreme lately had some nasty things to say about the united states and europe their economy is crashing and their people are
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suffering he should be very careful with his words. the euro trio of berlin london and paris claim iran's noncompliance with the nuclear deal is forcing them to trigger the dispute mechanism around 30 days in which to return to compliance failing which it will be referred to the un security council that could reinstate the sanctions so let's take a look at what exactly led to the current crisis the nuclear deal officially called the joint comprehensive plan of action was signed in 2015 by iran and key world powers the agreement was designed to limit tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for the easing of sanctions but washington pulled out in 20 swiftly imposing economic penalties around them began scaling back compliance it's accelerating after the u.s. assassinated tehran's top general have a professor of political science at the university of tehran believes that when the u.s. withdrew from the deal the e.u. abandoned. its very hypocritical for the europeans to trigger the dispute
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resolution mechanism now i mean if they were sincerely in truly committed to the deal they should've triggered this this resolution mechanism a year and a half ago when the trumpet ministration decided to leave the deal when the us left the deal it was actually the europeans that convinced you want to stay in the deal with the promise that they would she'll do you want from american sanctions and all those promises turned out to be empty and right now when iran is for its share of the deal it's backing away from the deal now they are treating the this so-called dispute resolution mechanism and this has actually brought a lot of anger in a lot of brit bitterness in tehran regarding the europeans in one of your successor states to hold down a washington's much criticized assassination of a top general. in the month one pompei i did this is just the start of a far more aggressive deterrence policy while mentioning russia and china are more
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been more details. in u.s. foreign policy buzz words are everything administrations love to have a single term they can use in order to explain their international actions so let's review some of the greatest hits showing to be ready for preemptive action a reset in relations between the united states and russia might bomb peo seems to be rolling out a new one when defending the actions of the white house in dealing with international adversaries of the united states might pompei owes new favorite word seems to be deterrence reestablishing deterrence real deterrence military deterrence deterrence is hard to establish an easy to loose so according to the white house and its surrogates the killing of top iranian general qassam solomonic was necessary as part of this deterrence strategy but want to lay this out in context of what we've been trying to do there's a bigger strategy a strategy to this we have reestablished deterrence but we know it's not
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everlasting that risk remains we are determined not to lose that deterrence but the iraqi prime minister has a different version of events according to the iraqi prime minister soleimani was on a diplomatic mission he was trying to make peace when he was ruthlessly cut down furthermore reports seem to indicate that somani was not the only official to be targeted reports now show that a different iranian general was also in their sights but the strike was unsuccessful so who else could now be on the list as the united states claims it has the right to assassinate top iranian general extrajudicial lee and explain later well mike pompei o has thrown not only iran but also russia and china into the mix we saw not just in iran but in other places too where american deterrence was weak we watched russia's 2014 occupation of the crimea china's island building too in the south china sea and its brazen attempts to coerce american allies undermine to deterrence
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so if the. states dislikes you it can pressure you economically diplomatically isolate you or brutally assassinate your own this is geopolitics in the age of deterrence mask is come and ask this idea of supremacy that we we have you know this is you can call it american supremacy that we can do whatever we want and it's up to us to decide who is a threat or not this is really really disturbing and very dangerous i think and it's not normal to hear this come an hour to somebody who is running the state department this is extremely disturbing and i'm very disappointed that demo ticket political class is not speaking out against this. crazy idea that we can go ahead and just kill anyone we don't like it doesn't mean people are not guilty of things but if we take this principle and this. approach to every
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nationality to every country we are going to have a really really mess and our. british police knew children were suffering the most profound sexual abuse in the northern city of manchester but they failed to protect them according to a new independent report officers in 2004 launched operational guster to investigate the issue but the probe was shut down a few perpetrators were brought to justice.
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the official probe was closed due to lack of the sources now a criminal investigation has been opened into potential failures by the police u.k. independent office for police conduct found racial tensions were one of the reasons given for stopping operation august whistleblower maggie oliver a former munch the police detective who also worked on the operation says there were many more disturbing reasons. the decision to close down operation orchestra was driven by the decision of senior officers to remove the resources from the investigation this was because it was a very complex investigation but there were other factors involved in the decision to close it down there was definitely an element of concern about the ethnicity of
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the offenders being pakistani man and the children being very vulnerable white children there was also the resources issue and because it's very labor intensive it takes a lot of time it takes a lot of commitment from an organization to resource a job like this and also and there was a focus on what we call acquisitive crime so burglaries theft from motor vehicle robberies if somebody reported that kind of a crime to the police you would get a 1st class response if you were a child being raped it wasn't being reflected in performance indicators hence the police did not respond. the initial investigation was triggered by the death of victoria golyer she was in the care of months the city council following her mother's death the girl was subjected to sexual assault and injected with heroin 50 year old man report says carers knew this abuse was going on but didn't times 15
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year old victorian died after being administered a heroin overdose to his grandmother says that since her death she's been battling for justice. she was such a lovely girl she didn't deserve to die i've been fighting all my life for this she told me herself what these men had done to her. the authorities knew that many victims were being subjected to the most profound abuse and exploitation but did not protect them from the perpetrators and as a result very few of the relevant perpetrators were brought to justice and neither were their activities disrupted this is a depressingly familiar picture and has been seen in many other towns and cities across the country the chief constable branch to police has offered his condolences to the victims having offices will do everything to get justice for the children whistleblower maggie all over again wants senior police and other officials themselves to be investigated for this cover up and that's the only word there is
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for it was absolutely deliberate this report this review and it's an independent 3 view makes it crystal clear that this was a deliberate cover up there was a reluctance to know only that it was pakistani man predominantly who were abusing vulnerable young white children and very young children that became a political hot potato it was often sad that these kids of 11 and 12 were making a lifestyle choice that they were working as prostitutes that they were bad to care if that is never the case they were vulnerable kids who we have a duty to protect and the orthorexic failed time and time again to do that this is criminal neglect in my opinion it is misconduct in a public office at the highest level and i want to see accountability criminal
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charges brought against senior police officers senior social workers and potentially going right up to the government if culpability can be shown there for the neglect of people in public office. libya's rival governments that put the conflict ahead of an international peace conference details after the break. the world is driven by shaped by.
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the day or thinks. we dare to ask. you know before george bizarros became vilified as a global market manipulator and electioneering or he wrote a lot of interesting books and of course c.n.n. jim rogers at the quantum fund which was one of the best performing hedge funds ever kind of invented the modern hedge fund and he's got a lot of things to say if you look at his old work and we're going to get into a. military strongman khalifa have taught have blocked oil exports from key ports stopping more
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than half the country's output the move comes at a critical time as later on sunday berlin hosts a conference to bring peace to the conflict and his rival the head of the un backed government in tripoli are mung the attendees on the speech to all of it as a look at what's at stake. amy a decade of civil war has brought libya to its knees but on sunday world leaders will to send berlin in a bid to find a way forward russia china the u.s. and the e.u. will be joined by african and middle eastern nations boris johnson let me have putin and mike pompei oh they're all on the guest list the reason for the all star lineup is that it looks like it will be here that the head of tripoli's un backed government. will sit down together with military strongman khalifa haftar top these talks follow on from the go see a shin's in moscow in the week and although khalifa haftar refused to sign
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a truce following that meeting in the russian capital it's understood that those talks with a catalyst for the summit in berlin remember the this would be the firing me to do resume each of the really should we have been promoting because this. meeting your most as a contribution to the conference of believe you don't overdramatize the situation of this think up of the past the there will only be no. one there to. be the hope is that these talks will bring an end to an increase in violence that's been brewing since the end of 2019 since general haft announced he has his eyes on the libyan capital tripoli. 0 discomfort the broad and total assault expected by every 3 and. today we're now it's the decisive battle and advancement towards the
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heart of the capital to set it free advance now. that so one of the major regional powers turkey getting directly involved in the conflict and curry rushed to the rescue of the tripoli government by sending its troops into the country you go there. i mean in order for the legitimate government in libya to remain standing and for stability to be established it was you that we are now sending our soldiers to this country the spice all out painting a relatively gloomy picture of the situation in libya german foreign minister heiko russ is relatively upbeat about getting a result from this summit we've been able to reach agreement so many important points for the future political process in libya the mere fact that we've managed to do this in the prison difficult situation gives those grounds to be cautiously optimistic make no mistake though despite that cautious optimism from mr last time is running out to find
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a diplomatic solution to the ongoing conflict in libya and that's why global heavy hitters are heading here to berlin before they saw it in an attempt to stop us going conflict boiling over into more scenes of our right war in the north african country peter all of our r.t. building. in benghazi libya 2nd city controlled by general haftar people's expectations for the conference range of skepticism to hope. i don't think this conference will find a comprehensive approach to peace in libya i think that sooner or later of the berling conference ruthie a return to fighting because the back room for dialogue between both parties is fragile there's very little that's agreed upon or there are so many. i hope the politicians will do their best in berlin where it be ignorant libya shouldn't be divided it should unite this party and give it a lean conference does not express the majority's opinion that this is
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a voice of libyan people in removing the militias along with the kerosene through billy and other libyan cities it will fail. what matters most is removing the weapons which terrorize and kills people looted libyans money and cause the country to be marvelous in the past decade if that's considered the conference might be successful otherwise it will be unsuccessful just like all the other conferences. olivia's been officially divided between rival factions since 2011 when a nato backed uprising killed a longtime leader moammar gadhafi artie's going underground program spoken with gadhafi former spokesperson about the berlin conference and whether it can ease the crisis or to intervene in full r.t. dot com for now is a pretty. it's extremely easy to get lost in the details of the libyan crisis and this is really our game the imperialist west has been playing for decades and decades and the reason you wrote interview since capes into libya and
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then what it does it manages this chaos for years and years to come sometimes by military means sometimes by political means conferences negotiations economic sanctions you end the crees european union informant all of this is to keep the country and the control so they can rock its national. wealth and control of its political system and prevent more importantly its population from rising up and making sure that their country is sovereign and independent from foreign influence they change the roles they are assigned roles between different parties in any conflict we call for every single european party political current to come together in the libyan city not in berlin and does this
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a vision of the african union because we are african and without any foreign participation no one is accepting this because they know where this would be a genuine libyan decision would lead to something that the west does not want that's what they call to berlin. ok some news in brief around the world now. i. police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in lebanon on friday more than $100.00 people were injured as police broke up the crowd in the capital beirut demonstrators or into a 3rd month of protests demanding economic reform in early elections mr abbott expected to announce a new team member cabinet on friday but failed to do so. offices of responded with tear gas as a large pro-democracy rally in
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a central hong kong spills into the streets protest is blocking roads and starting follows significant on for these persons is visible on sunday demonstrates is define an official ban on marching through the area on continues to be rocked by violent rallies despite the original reason for the wrangler extradition built in being withdrawn by beijing months ago. also efforts underway to rescue animals of 5 years of school choice that have ravaged south australia's kangaroo island there is home to unique as well as endangered species but it's a bit which i've already devastated a 3rd of the island may have killed large numbers of other. ok haven't you brought up to date to staying with international this afternoon to join me for the latest on.
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