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changing of the guards russia sees a new prime minister constitutional reform proposed by president putin if approved the changes would hand parliament's greater powers western media see it as a putin power grab. from threatening tariffs on a new carmakers see if it didn't distance itself from the iran nuclear deal with germany the u.k. and france this week triggered a motion that could lead to the agreements collapse. and a cruel investigation is open into the actions of british police after a report reveals the force ignored the sexual exploitation of children in social care you.
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welcome you watching the weekly here on r.t. . russia got a new prime minister this week after the previous cabinet stepped down their resignation followed 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 met furthering russia's development as a lawful state the goal is all the to enhance 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. and i guess the it takes a look at the proposed reforms and how they've gone down in the wider world. try explain this led to boom and power as the office of president the media accuses of
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of seizing more power who control over russia but when putin gives up that 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 friendly aside he is what he actually proposed to guaranteed that no 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 from 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 hooten appointed the prime. ministers parliament rubber stamp that now parliament appoints heads of government and putin rubber stamps it with no
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power object. according to the constitution of the russian federation the president needs only the state duma's consent to make official appointments the president appoints the cabinet he's deputy and the ministers are supposed shifting this power to the duma and also 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 candidates this is of course all subject to a popular vote if these passes russia will be a changed country with a very different future russia is changing into a new face of democracy freedom and now this is the 1st. time when 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 to let
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the people there cite the new constitution many in the west see 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 the state very often it happens that. many media make comments on amendments on laws on projects 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 wild what 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 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 paths 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 to 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 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 it 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 russia's leadership 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's confirmed donald trump threatened to slap huge tariffs on european carmakers if it didn't distance itself from the iran nuclear deal this week germany do you care france triggered the deals the dispute resolution mechanism which could lead to the agreements collapse iran's supreme leader slammed the 3 european states as us poor sparking a rebuke from president trump well you know you i searched for the beginning but after the u.s. withdraw from the day scipio these 3 governments with were just plain rude 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 supreme 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
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crashing and their people are suffering he should be very careful with his words. of european trio claim iran's noncompliance with the nuclear deal is forcing them to trigger the dispute mechanism around now has 30 days in which to return to compliance failing which will be referred to the un security council that could reinstate sanctions so let's take a look at what led to the current crisis the nuclear deal was signed in 2050 by running the world powers it was designed to limit to iran's nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief but in 28 team president trump pulled washington out re imposing economic penalties that prompted round to stop backing away from complying with the deal itself something that's accelerated in recent weeks after the u.s. killing of tehran's top general political science professor at the university of tehran 100 massai believes that when the us withdrew from the deal the e.u. abandoned around. it's very hypocritical for the europeans to trigger the dispute
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resolution mechanism now i mean if they were sincerely and truly committed to the deal they should've triggered this dispute 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 shield you ron 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 trading 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 meanwhile the state has doubled down on washington's assassination of iran's top general earlier in the month. this is just the start of a far more aggressive deterrence policy while mentioning russia and china killable
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picks up the story. 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 lose 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 strategy to this we have reestablished deterrence but we know
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it's not 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 damage it can 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
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every 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 failed to protect them and the finding of a new report in 2004 operational guster was launched to investigate the issue but the probe was shut down a few perpetrators were brought to justice. the
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official probe was closed due to lack of resources now a criminal investigation has been opened into potential failures by the police the u.k. independent office of police conduct found racial tensions were one of the reasons given for stopping operational guster but whistleblower michaela very form of the police detective says that 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 manchester city council after her mother's death the girl was subjected to sexual assault and injected with heroin by a 50 year old man report says carers knew abuse was going on but did not act 15
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year old victoria died after being administered a heroin overdose in tori's grandmother wants justice for her relative 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 amongst the police has offered his condolences to the victims that officers will do everything to get justice for the children whistleblower maggie oliver again aunts senior police and other officials themselves investigated 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 knowledge that it was pakistani men predominantly who were abusing vulnerable young white children and very young children that became a political hot potato it was often said that these kids that 11 and 12 were making a lifestyle choice that they were working as prostitutes is 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. hoping to find a. story after the break. in the united states presidential candidates debate the future of the u.s. and the world. to the burning questions of this election cycle. every week. student debt was money universal basic. running.
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exclusively. wisdom is the application of practical knowledge in a group or your ways in novel contexts but if you learn a particular scenario. in a class could be brilliant and you encounter that exact same scenario knowing what to do is just memory that's out wisdom that's not learning it's just memorizing some wisdom comes when you are facing a brain new context and you can draw upon tools you learned in other contexts systematically to know what to do. welcome back a libyan peace conference is underway today it will see the warring sides sit down
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together at the negotiating table in the hope of finding a solution to years of war our correspondent based in berlin peter all of a size of the mission is going to be following the stores with pen and paper taking notes and keeping us updated throughout the day why are these considered so important peter. well this conference here in berlin is seen as a real hope and perhaps even a last chance hope for a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in the war ravaged country that is libya we're seeing the heads of both sides in the conflict here in the german capital is they going to be sat around the negotiating table as far as we understand and they going to be joined by high profile delegations from russia turkey france of course germany where it's being hosted as well as others for it comes this conference amid the news that forces loyal to general have to of blockaded oil exports from libya from some key ports what that's what that's done
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is basically limit 25 percent of the country's ability to. export oil it's a really serious economic issue for the country there is cautious optimism about a solution coming from they see this conference here in berlin we know already before all of the sides of come together the chancellor angela merkel as well as the german foreign minister heiko must have held talks with his outside i shoes the head of the un backed government in tripoli as well as general khalifa haftar. 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. so this told these talks here in berlin follow on from a conference earlier just last week in moscow in which both sides in the conflict
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agreed to a cease fire that was brokered by russia and turkey however following those talks and following the agreement to that cease fire it was only said that put his signature to the deal. never for the this would be the final meeting to resume each of the region we have been promoting because this. meeting mostly as a contribution to the conference and we don't overdramatize the situation this thing happened in the past the there will only be no. one there to. be. also gala for all of their saying you won't over dramatize the situation but really the word is this is pretty much a as i said a last chance for a diplomatic solution aside from talks between the warring parties in libya we also understand russian president vladimir putin has met with president hu one of turkey
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for talks as well so that they are already on the same on the same page before heading into. this very important conference on libya as it progresses and actually as i'm talking to you delegations are arriving at the chancellor's office here in berlin but as this develops throughout the day i'll keep you up to date here on r.t. yeah good to know that pete is going to be there right across those peace talks for us and keep his write up today many thanks peter. now in benghazi people's expectations for the conference range from skepticism to hope. and that sort of thing this conference will find a comprehensive approach to peace in libya i think that sooner or later after the berling conference we'll see a return to fighting because the back room for dialogue between both parties is fragile so there's very little that's agreed upon or there are so many. i hope the politicians will do their best in berlin and won't be ignorant libya shouldn't be divided it should unite this party and you have the belief in
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conference does not express the majority is opinion that this is of words of libyan people in removing the militias along with the carrots and through billy and doug a libyan cities it will feel. 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. libya has been officially divided between rival factions since 2011 when an uprising killed longtime leader moammar gadhafi artie's going underground is spoken with gadhafi former spokes person about the berlin conference and whether it can ease the crisis was given to intervene in full by heading to our web site r.t. dot com for now here's a preview. it's extremely easy to get lost in the details of the libyan crisis and this is really as part of the game the imperialist west has
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been playing for decades and decades and the reason europe interview since chaos into libya and 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 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 role it's they are assigned roles between different parties in any conflict because for every single libyan party political the
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current to come together in a debian city not in berlin and out of this of our 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 why they called to berlin. because they can quickly know what else is making headlines around the world. police fired tear gas rubber bullets of protesters in lebanon on friday more than a 100 people were injured as authorities broke up the crowd. in the capital beirut demonstrators into a month of protests demanding economic reform and elections the prime minister had been expected to announce
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a new cabinet on friday but failed to do so. to gas was also used against a large pro-democracy rally in central in central hong kong protesters blocked roads and started fires a significant armed police presence is visible on sunday's demonstrators define official ban on marching through the area on continues to be rocked by violent rallies despite the rigid and reason for the wrangling extradition bill having been withdrawn months ago. an effort underway to rescue wildlife from the bushfires that have ravaged south africa's can south australia's kangaroo island is home to unique as well as endangered species experts fear the fires which have already devastated a 3rd of the island may have wiped out large numbers of animals. ok now wraps it up for this hour appreciate staying with r.t. join me for more a lot of stories in 30 minutes. i'm
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