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4 employees from russia sputnik news agency in turkey have been released they were detained earlier in the day and taken in for questioning. the greek police clash with migrants at the turkish border after ankara gives the green light to asylum seekers hoping to reach a new pin union in an apparent bid to pressured nato into supporting its offensive in seriously of the. month long with julian assange and his supporters with the 1st phase of the u.s. extradition case now complete in the hearings that were getting founder was kept in a glass cage denied the opportunity to interact with his lawyers we heard from one of them. couldn't take part in the court process this is inconceivable how can
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a person be in court without being able to interact or communicate with his lawyers who are representing his interests. residents of towns in northeastern france accuse the belgian neighbors of illegally dumping garbage across the border. thanks for joining us you're watching the weekly here on art 1st this hour 4 employees of russia sputnik news agency in turkey have been released after questioning the editor in chief along with 3 others were detained in ankara and istanbul on saturday sputnik says that turkish police have also searched the istanbul office although no reason was given as to why to get more on this developing story now from of course for the task to tell you get across it just gives the the nuts and bolts. well obviously has been grabbing headlines in recent
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days you've seen those pictures of migrants flooding across its border but this is another story from there that's been slightly over looked so 3 journalists who work for russia sputnik news agency in ankara have been released now off to several hours in police custody and that's because off to questioning no reason was found to hold them. i originally they actually went to the peace of their own free will because they wanted to file a complaint about an alleged attack that they'd been victims to in that own homes on saturday and after that nothing was heard from them until now of course which understandably sparked a concern from moscow. we call on the turkish authorities to intervene provide safety to the russian media and ensure that all circumstances are clarified. it's also said that the editor in chief of the istanbul bureau was also detained by
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police and what some are calling a flagrant violation of media freedom it's now being confirmed that he too has been released and that happened is also thought to have said to have searched the offices of the bureau with even some reports saying that they made copies of hard drives from the computers the. mentions of the attacks in their own homes of your son's quite sinister what details do we know about those well it's alleged that they were not spontaneous attacks but rather a coordinated fact and that they were instigated by turkish nationalists there are some reports saying that these nationalists gathered outside the private homes of these 3 journalists some of them even allegedly broke into them and they were chanting nationalist slogans and they also according to some stories versions they allegedly accused these employees of betraying that country because they walk for the russian news outlet there are some stories reporting that they said phrases
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like turkey for the russian spies they were being thrown around but why would that be such a still a t towards these 3 while unfortunate some in turkey are blaming russia for the deaths of dozens of tucker soldiers and in the syrian recently that's despite the fact that i'm quite as come out very clearly said that we know that the russian ethel's was in no way involved it's also worth mentioning let's quickly listen in to another motive that was suggested i condemn last night's threats and attempted attack against 3 turkey sputnik journalists outside their homes in ankara also concerned that they were reportedly detained today. as you through g.'s to ensure the safety of foreign correspondents . now the article in question is one in which a 939 disputed referendum in the now turkish province of the thai is discussed with some suggestion that potentially it was rigged by the turks but i do want to
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say that that has not been confirmed or stablished as a motive for these attacks but it is briefly worth just saying that this is unfortunate not the 1st time that sputnik has faced problems in turkey back in 2016 for example the news website was temporarily blocked by the country's telecom regulator as this latest turn of events would of course be keeping an eye on it and see how it all plays out because thanks so much to ask you to live in the studio with me with the story. now this is not the only issue that turkey is involved in moment there are fears of a new migration crisis of almost 50000 people crossing into europe in just a day this is after turkey opened its borders to the e.u. large numbers of migrants of refugees we think throwing rocks at border patrols before they cut through a barbed wire fence at the turkish border or effectively tore up an agreement with brussels under which it took charge of millions of asylum seekers in return for financial aid on the other side police greeted the newcomers with tear gas.
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but it. was a flare up of tensions in syria's last remaining terrorist stronghold in the province turkey threatened to launch a full scale military operation there were dozens of his troops killed in a syrian strike that targeted jihadists and voiced concerns about a fresh influx of refugees fleeing instability in the region hostilities of all but ruined turkey's deescalation agreement with russia what is more if an option of picks up the story. it may be syria's last remaining terrorist stronghold but seems to be killing the last. any hope for peace or even a dialogue there. turkey
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which once committed to working with of russia to clear terrorists from the area is making a u. turn yesterday i asked what is your goal if you want to set up a base you can set up a base draw your troops back from where we are leave us face to face with the regime the comments came after 33 turkish soldiers were reportedly killed in a syrian airstrike on a lip according to the russian military the troops died while operating alongside terrorists and turkey failed to inform us that they were there. the syrian army has every right to due to regular violations of the cease fire from inside the eclipse zone to neutralize terrorists so we cannot restrict the syrian army from fulfilling requirements written in the un resolution and a cry for help and car a cold and emergency meeting with nato but i mean speculation that alliance could
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be dragged into war nothing was offered more than words of support i don't think nato forces will enter syria in support of those who've gone the problem for turkey is the nato alliance principle is an attack on the lawn as an attack on all but the turks might be risking trying to save it in attack by one nato states brings in all the others to support it and i think there's a lot of reluctance to see new to come into direct confrontation with russia so there's quite a lot of powerful voices in nato who support the turks desire to see the syrian army's offensive stopped but i'm not sure they want to go beyond words and perhaps symbolic gestures so it seems ever gone deployed another tactic trying to force europe's hand. what we did is we opened up orders because you promised us assistance but you did nothing and we would not close those doors because the e.u. must keep its word just hours later crowds of migrants rushed to the frontier buy
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food by bus by train even risking their lives at sea. and not all of them are from syria i'm from afghanistan we are going to greece for a better life the turkish government did right by opening the borders i have been in turkey since i was 3 i'm originally from afghanistan i want to go to greece because i want to move to europe living conditions are better there. but there wasn't exactly the warmest of welcomes on all for on the other side of the border greens even used tear gas in a bid to make the new comers abandoned their dreams of a better life is the damage must succeed where strengthening forces on landed at sea additional police and army forces are being transferred the government is determined to do whatever is necessary to save guard our borders so
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a new wave of the refugee crisis in europe relations with russia again plunged into new lows nato lives in a spacious well maybe even more turbulence than ever before in just a matter of weeks as the guns manage to undo the progress of the last few years taken the world in a direction that's the exact opposite of the peace the turkish president still promises to restore it's a serious escalation from the side of the turks who chose to intervene militarily in directly because they were doing so by proxy by training organizing mean. terrorist groups fighting the syrian government. of course for political reasons because the russians and the syrians didn't want to leave the region lead to a direct open they should be presence and it is not legitimate it's not sanctioned by any un resolution and it will consider the. invasion or occupation
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by foreign power or syrian territory. we are getting reports that turkey has shot down 2 syrian air force planes in italy province the aircraft was said to have been carrying out counterterrorism missions when they were brought down by turkish jets the pilots reportedly had to safety. first phase of julian and songes u.s. extradition case wrapped up this week the decision on whether he'll be handed over not that will be reached in may when for the hearings are shuttled the prosecution argued a songe knowingly put hundreds of lives at risk when he published truths of classified u.s. military files without redacting names and other sensitive information or still claims that following those leaks in 2010 sources disappeared in iraq afghanistan and around that we can expand is also accused of encouraging the whistleblower and army intelligence analyst chelsea manning to hack the pentagon's computer network mouse
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on his defense team of sought to counter those allegations but to sing their case with previously undisclosed information they claim the publisher actually warned the then sect of state hillary clinton about the leaks to ensure the safety of the individuals whose names appeared in the documents they've also stressed the saudis activities are protected by principles of press freedom is laws of strong rejected the assertion here in kerry's manning to hack the pentagon furthermore they say extradition would undermine their client's health during the hearing a science was held in a glass cage is also prevented from speaking with his lawyers we heard from one of them. a songe was in a grave condition before court but during the extradition proceedings that got even worse he was being held in a see through a room without any access to his lawyers while he was being delivered to this room he was handcuffed 11 times he underwent a full body search twice and went through 5 different rooms before he finally
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entered the court moreover a songe couldn't take part in the court process he was deprived of any kind of interaction with his lawyers but he tried to reach out to be by passing a piece of paper through a gap in the glass box he was being held in and he was told off by the guard because of that i mean this is inconceivable how can a person be in court without being able to interact or communicate with his lawyers who are representing his interests. throughout the week julian assange just supporters have been protesting outside the court claiming the case is a test of fundamental press freedoms and calling on london and washington not to shoot the messenger celebrity supports also been a key feature of the hearings. into go the admitted under. josie manning straw the body being. the release why aren't we discussing the harm that was released there was revealed by the releases of which
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is in 20 minutes when 11 why aren't we here talking in court about the war crimes yes that's the nature of innocent civilians by the military the slaughtering of reuters journalists. that is what we should be talking about in a courtroom in this country and in america you know you say what why is everybody here today they're here because they don't believe bank stream narrative waistcoats politician broadcaster and former british m.p. george galloway about concerns surrounding freedom of the press. deal then a songes a friend of mine and that's not the julian assange sitting in the courtroom. this man is mentally and physically shrunken and how could it be otherwise after a whole decade of this cruel and unusual punishment who will volunteer to be the next julian our son who will receive evidence which checks out as being true of high crimes and misdemeanors by the us government or any government for that matter
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including our own and then report it to the public there will be had there would have to be either foolhardy or extremely brave because if they did so they run a very high risk of ending up in our bulletproof box in woolwich ground for facing extradition and the rest of your life in prison in the united states trust me that won't have a chilling effect on free journalism in the world it will have a killing effect. residence in northeastern france a crying foul over flights of ping they're accusing the neighbors in belgium of illegally dumping trash across the border all the ski picks up the story. this may look like part of a landfill site but it's not all of this waste has been dumped here illegally we're just a few miles from the border with belgium and luxembourg and the french town of all
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core mu 9 is one of many struggling to cope with what you can see mountains and to mountains of garbage that have appeared since october in nearby red it's a similar story trash both household and commercial has been dumped under the cover of darkness city. at 1st we thought it was regular waste but it turns out people are illegally dumping their washing machines. they're throwing everything away. yes but here we see it's far more serious we estimate around 200 tons of waste it's enormous as far as the pollution we don't know what's inside it could be tons of who knows what type of products. chemicals. we don't know we see cleaning products plastics but more could be hidden it didn't take long before calls track
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down where the waste was coming from what if we did was looking through the trench piles and piles of it it all had signs of being from the same place we searched and found out it was from turnip. and that if there is an invoice is it and. then you know it says. so of s. . when the company was contacted it didn't need any knowledge of illegal waste dumping but the local resident jessica told me that since that statement the fly tipping has continued it's been described as dumping on an industrial scale and you can see why back in the local fisherman's association is also concerned. on the water source or close to this pollution so there can be a problem because it could affect our pond this is the 21st century there are
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designated places to put waste like this it's an acceptable and people are doing this and regulate the mayor's office says the cost of cleaning this up is beyond its means no need of yourself on a financial level for us this is impossible to solve we have a small community of $1000.00 people it would cost the equivalent of the whole annual budget to get rid of this. a criminal investigation into this problem with cross border dumping has we know you print and customs agents have stepped up their patrols now in 2017 they reported that 7 metric tons of waste like this was illegally trafficked into france in 2018 that shot up to 130000000 metric . sons now although there are no figures yet available for $29000.00 it is clear that this issue is escalating the communities here are fed up of being
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a dumping ground for other people's waste they want more regulation and are calling on the e.u. to step in to solve a problem that some believe europe's open borders are helping to facilitate charlotte didn't ski for r.t. in mosul. germany has lifted a ban on the commercial sale of euthanasia but critics for the right to die will now be exploited for profit into all of it takes a look. almost 5 years after it was banned the highest court in germany has ruled that blocking assisted suicide is unconstitutional and making its ruling on wednesday the constitutional court in culture is said everyone has a right to live and a right to die article 217 of the german criminal code outlawed euthanasia as well as the advertising of the services what this ruling from the constitutional court
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means is that that's being overturned and not only could companies offer euthanasia but that advertising for death could also stop being seeing the thinking behind wednesday's court ruling is that this will allow those in extreme paying and suffering from terminal illnesses to end their lives on their terms however senior voices within palliative care are warning that this could perhaps only to the normalization and indeed the commodification of suicide in society now the facilitation of suicide for the sick and tired of life is turning into a normal service anyone who allows you to nature will sooner or later make it compulsory to die especially in this society is economize designers knowledge of experience across all other countries shows that supply creates demand immediately following the ruling politicians are asking what situations this will be allowed in
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also what the commercial implications will be for companies wanting to get involved in the euthanasia business i want clear rules about when medical assistance in particular is allowed and when commercial offerings are excluded it is perfectly normal for people who have a terminal diagnosis to feel suicide in fact some of the studies show that i've 80 percent go through a period of depression with some sort of sidle thoughts and so what we should be doing is trying to find ways to assist those people in getting through that period and actually. having their lives rather than promoting assisted suicide newton a.z.'s services so we would be extremely worried about any commercialization all round of the process or indeed promotion that would lead to many fine reports people feeling that their lives were not worth living and actually ending them prematurely i asked people here in berlin what their thoughts 'd are on the ruling aware that this is right for germany it's not a commercial thing dying it's something that needs care security he needs.
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yet professionalism there are certain things that you cannot put to seal to people like it's not a business you before yes i know want to commit suicide but i'm suffering i want to end my life you cannot do that to pay for it seems to me there was very bad incentives there if for example that advertising was actually targets people who were already having a hard time it could lead to people considering suicide more strongly i don't disagree with their physician assisted suicide just because like there are certain aspects that are beneficial for it but in terms of the advertising i could go either way like a really it depends on who is in control of that promoting this kind of fings for me is that a progress currently within a year of belgium the netherlands looks a book and switzerland all allow assisted dying but with germany set to joy in the concerns are about what is one of the most sensitive of subjects could be set to
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become a business opportunity peter all of the in. 4 years after they lost the white house to donald trump the democrats are still haunted by the specter of russian collusion ali now they're pointing the finger at one of their own bernie sanders who called to looks at whether he and the russians may be rumbled. good news comrades our agent bernie sanders is doing better than we expected in the primaries are planned to have 2 agents fight over the presidency operation hammer and sickle is a go but we have one problem some in the democratic party establishment are becoming savvy to our strategy vladimir putin thinks donald trump should be president of the united states and that's why russia is helping bernie sanders get elected so he'll lose to trump it doesn't help that just last week western media published information about our top secret operation exposing the connection
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between agents tromp and sanders with our center in moscow as you learned tonight and today and yesterday the day before is going to have we're going to war help coming from learn to be prudent move through. your health provider to do want somebody who didn't think can be from at least age and trump was able to follow orders i admit nothing deny everything and make counter accusations it was highly exaggerated. and frankly i think it's disgraceful and i think it was a leak from the intelligence committee our house version and i think that they leaked it i think probably shipley good agent sanders on the other hand really dropped the ball he panicked and that is the ugliest thing they're doing is they are trying to cause chaos the trying to cause a truth in america it's an ugly business and all of us have got to say sorry you're not going to do this in the selection and again is present in the united states.
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you will not interfere in our elections in the order was to deny sanders deny but he broke under pressure blowing the cover of our moscow back to bernie bros i design these people they are not part of our movement all of us remember 2016 and what we meant what we remember is efforts by russians and others to try to interfere in our election and divide us up. i'm not saying that's happening but it would not shock me the center has good reason to believe agent sanders has been compromised we're losing control over his actions and he's praising our strategic allies too openly you know when fidel castro came into office you know what he did he had a massive literacy program it's not a bad think it's only a matter of time before they discover the interview agent sanders gave to profit i mean r t what effect do you think you can have on your voters it was so close here in iowa well i just hope that people take a hard look at the real issues impacting their lives to make matters worse we may
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have a mole in our midst how else could the footage have been leaked remember when the comrades recruited sanders at the new year's party of 1980 bernie spent his honeymoon and then in soviet russia i mean i think you're going to go back and forth about who's more in the tank with russia it's a really hard one between barney and rob we have made too many tactical blunders as it is and western pundits are already undergoing a campaign to discredit our agent obviously we know the russians are continuing to try to choose our next president like they chose our last president the russians don't want me to be the nominee who spent a lot of money on boats on facebook and they've been taken down say biden is a bad guy they don't want biden rule in politics pick your opponent and putin and trump are picking their opponent to happiest person right now it's about one in moscow time this thing is going very well for blood to be a vote i promise you. probably stay up watching us right now how you doing we'll have our rivals already know too much comrade commissar i think it's time to
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extract our agents. you know an international fast company i'll be back with updates for you would have been on. the world. we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. very dramatic development the only. losing. strategy will be very. time to sit down and talk. you know we talk a lot on this show many years about economy currencies and. usually what makes a currency is scarce for example gold is a currency it's money because it's the primary reason people use it as money
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keynesian economics or. is usually a workable because the people who are organizing it think that well you can just print all the money you need you need a program print more money there's socialism for banks on wall street as was pointed out recently more of a big. bank gets in trouble just print more money well what's the ultimate scarce commodity what is the ultimate scarce commodity you think about it what is the ultimate scarce commodity.
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hello and welcome to worlds apart 17 years ago was convulsing with protest against the war in iraq one even sat a guinness world record for the largest. neither of these 3000000 in the over 13000000 protesting across the globe could stall the bush administration from launching operation iraqi freedom. arc of the country in fratricidal violence for years to come what will it take for iraq to recover from it all to discuss that i'm now joined by a far higher of the chairman of the iraqi advisory council and a former political advisor to iraqi president mr aldrin it's so good to talk to you think you very much for your time well thank you for having me now next month as you just heard me mention the real mark of the 75th anniversary of the bush administration's decision to invade your country on false pretenses and while nobody these days there is to defend the rationale for that war i think there is
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still a discussion going on about whether the american intelligence was so bad by accident or by design doesn't even matter as far as you are concerned or clearly of invasion of iraq on the liberation of what we call that of iraq has been the turning point in iraq its history. also was a chance for iraqi liberation from tyranny. i have been exposed to for a good 35 years or so. the iraqi people lived under persecution torture. and political persecution but the were subjected to a very bloody regime for years and years so we as iraqis most of us would see it as a liberation although it was termed low to talk. to a lot of unrest and conflict but in its core the tours are cause for celebration
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for iraq.

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