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patrol. base year's presidential election was being monitored by of record number of foreign observers at one thousand five hundred in fact now they include the purpose of representatives from france poland and the u.k. and with that overall assessment being mainly positive we always see a mission in fact to russia said there were no alexa law violations that he did say the vote somewhat like transparency he spoke to some of the observers. say that they didn't see anybody later maybe i was too short a time there but i don't i don't think that the and by the asians. we wanted to see how it works we were we are particularly interested very much in the transmission line which is i see here on very high level we can follow and to introduce the
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other sister and i wish that also in truman the you would have the opportunity to elect or president by direct elections or coop consists of eight different members of. parliament i want to congratulate mr putin and hope that we can improve to assure him of the russian relations have to disallow actions. it would be really important because. the chairman's suffer because of sanctions all the pressure was because if there was no systematic over all of my groups. we were. in every polling station so what i can say i hope of asians this was the tip and this was the the mood among the other election observers here in moscow some of the seats are against such a wall fall in all of. the average. cups
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of it but it was the this was also the so this presidential election we must remember for the only woman in the race. who stalled us off as the candidate against all the others i vote as a vote against everyone else but it didn't capture the public's imagination to see the reality show star politician came fulsomely and the only one point seven percent of the vote but would she get to say it was not terribly good subject shared her reaction to the result without easily put trying. thirty six year old liberal opposition candidate who devoted most of her time during the campaign to wiping out corruption in this country and also helping those she called political prisoners in russia she will be given credit for spending a decent amount of time at the headquarters speaking to journalists her supporters to time she showed up there and the first time was only just
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a few minutes after the last polling station closed in russia and then you could see it on her face she was unhappy with the result that was nothing really to celebrate regard lists of that though she kept portraying herself as the new prominent opposition candidate and that explains perhaps the heat in the debate she had with alexei no volley who's one of the fiercest. critics of lot of more potent . zealots. so when you point. out with me. when humans. in question. you're going. to move let's go back to that result that is just under one point seven percent
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perhaps if you ask any politician or around the world who is running for president whether he or she would be satisfied with these kind of numbers perhaps the answer you would hear would be no but in hard case when i had an exclusive interview that was later than one am moscow time yet she stayed there that latex any a sob chag told me that she could still find positive things in that result of course is not the result i would dream of evolved but my campaign was not about to solve my campaign was involved talking truth on the propagandistic channels a federal t.v. in russia education is the most important value of my program educational for russian people telling them truth of the situation believing trying to make them interest on the collection between their level of life and corruption that is there in the contrie after the debates with alexy nobody but you confident and that kind
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of future for a so-called united opposition bloc i'm very disappointed by the discussion because i came there to discuss all future six years with putin and how we will fight with him but in stand we were discussing having my instant problem which is ridiculous to my wage what is your maybe objectively or a few adjectives that you can use or some other words to describe. this is a success of freedom of speech and this is our most important success during this campaign was the vote itself i mean we should be realistic about this huge amount of support of putting this result well maybe it would be not seventy five percent but sixty eight or whatever the steel we should meet that the majority of people in our really want this president. said he didn't quite go away because more headlines as well came out to some watching the election and i may or
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may not be one of those people the biggest intrigue was not about who would would brought that out how many first the communist party candidate have a good deed it would secure the best because in a pre-election interview he pledged to shave off his mustache his iconic mustache if he got less than fifteen percent. means interviewer is going to have the matter drop it seems a very proces hands on his instagram account there we go nice. and with a greeting only getting twelve percent of course many a no expecting him to keep his word that we've taken the liberty of showing you what he might look like if he does less or graphics a problem using its own homes when you show you clearly well we know who didn't and so supportive of the major event with this with star still firmly in place we can reveal tonight though he did to be willing to lose if woman rule condition was met by his interview you. did
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meet some camera that he believes this election was absolutely fair i'll shave it rocks off in front of it. breaking news that mustache remains now voter turnout is currently stands at almost sixty eight percent special little more than the election in two thousand and twelve i should expect people from all over oh different. and if people turned out to cost their votes and have best say. the least how you. want to. put such a. bit of research. money
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should get it should. was. was will be. so this vast country russia the biggest country on earth how do you say in the twenty eighty presidential vote we're going to leave you with a look at red square for now responding to my let's spin that camera take a look at the beautiful little ramparts of the kremlin we're going to be friendly and they go the same basil's cathedral as we ponder the result take it is. pretty more coverage here in our c international is can we go and make it right but i would say thanks for watching. please.
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meanwhile russia has expelled twenty three british diplomats in a tit for tat move this follows the recent poisoning a former russian spy said case kind of pal and his daughter in english city of seoul was pre. done off joined neil harvey in the studio with the details. it's beginning to feel like a verbal tug of war so to speak so what happened today was the e.u. issued a joint in the very careful statement on the whole case of the poisoning of the script poisoning they did not pin the blame on russia but the expressed grave alertness the grave worry about the whole thing they've said that the are treating the incident very very seriously and they've said that the use i quote of chemical weapons by anyone under any circumstances is completely unacceptable and they have demanded some more information from russia effectively because everybody's a lot of countries are pinning the blame on russia for it and the russian foreign
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ministry had no other option but to reiterate the statement that they've made a number of times already they've said the use fuelling the whole media hysteria that's what they've called it around the poisoning and they've said that russia has nothing more to demonstrate other them from what it already has demonstrated they've said that they have nothing to do with the poisoning that the nerve agent used in the apparent assassination attempt is not being produced in russia neither is stored the whole chemical stockpile of russian u.s.s.r. has been destroyed but this is not the you know the repeated statements by the russian foreign ministry have not stopped the barrage of demands that russia explains itself coming from the western countries i mean the french president emmanuel mccaughan even included one into his congratulatory message to vladimir putin nato also weighed in on this have a listen we continue to call on russia to provide the complete disclosure of the
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program britain is to talk to leaders who meets with our obligations under the treaty on chemical weapons and i would contrast that with how the russians are. i think what a lot of people five very first thing about this story is that the burden of proof kind of been thrown over to the russian side the message from the u.k. and its allies has been prove you didn't do it. but what you haven't seen is much evidence if any well it doesn't sound like it's a matter of evidence so to speak because the u.k. was the first on this bandwagon of russia bashing and they've been saying that it is highly likely that it is overwhelmingly likely that more school is behind this they are saying that moscow is the only this is the only side that could benefit from poisoning this person they've been saying that there's no other possible explanation boris johnson the u.k.'s foreign minister has said that he feels he
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senses certain russian ness around the whole incident what sort of argument is that what is the russian is really and so the foreign ministry tonight have really just stressed the point yesterday was again reiterated by lattimer putin in his election speech have a listen. i think anyone with common sense understands that it is nonsense for russia to do such things before the presidential elections and the football world cup. so russia has been expressing its eagerness to cooperate with the investigation they have repeated a number of times they've officially asked the filed an official request for samples of the nerve agent used to poison scruple to be provided to russia for analysis to find out what it's where it's coming from where it could be coming from who may have produced this sample none of the official requests of russia have been
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fulfilled instead there's been a barrage of accusations and of demands of russia explains itself. well the u.k.'s government admits it could take months to investigate the case but this hasn't stopped london from openly accusing moscow of being behind the attack on monday prime minister to reason may said russia had the motive and the intention to poison sergei scruple artie's an associate churkin are reports. we've heard from the metropolitan police describe the ongoing investigation as quote extremely challenging and complex has not been stopping u.k. officials including u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson and i think people can see that this is a classic russian strategy of trying to conceal the needle of truth in a haystack. more you sound of the stage poisoning of surrogate's creep is not an isolated case but the latest in
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a pack of reckless behavior by the russian state while russia's guild's is really being pushed to the forefront and russia has to stay behind trying to somehow prove its innocence according to the approach the u.k. has taken we've seen that this is not the same story when it applies to different situations involving russia for once over the weekend boris johnson was asked about a hefty sum of money one hundred sixty thousand pounds that were donated to the conservative party by a russian woman and a wife of a former russian minister who worked with large amir putin for a tennis match with boris johnson and there apparently he seems that was all right and listening to evidence is produced against individual russians i do not think the entire nation should be should be corrupt well today boris johnson is in brussels meeting with the foreign ministers of the european union he's been speaking and addressing the press with the nato secretary general who's expressed
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solidarity of the organization with the u.k. and they have both talked about the disruptive and malign behavior that they continue to accuse russia of however of course we know moscow has been saying this whole time that it has nothing to do with the script all poisoning. a former british ambassador to spec is done craig murray says british scientists are being very cautious in describing the origin of the nerve agent the scientists that the u.k. is. porton down which handles chemical weapons who refused to say there's no the agent was made in russia or the british government put munda heavy pressure to say this nerve agent was made in russia they said build was no evidence it's made in russia so in the end the formula was agreed with was that the nerve agent is of a type developed by russia and biopics were developed here in edinburgh first
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penicillin is all of a type developed by scotland but it doesn't mean that all penicillin is made in scotland and the use of language you have to be very very careful with because they've never said this no they don't was made in russia or produced in the shower or manufactured in version all they say all the time is it is over type developed by russia alleged chemical formula of producing the talks was published you can buy it from amazon it's published twelve years ago in a book a new valiums with o.p.c. w. supervision synthesised talks in twenty sixteen so many people can make this. i have some breaking news coming in following a pause in military drills and despite us or in the relations between solon pyongyang south korea and the us will resume joint military exercises on april the first this is from the ministry of national defense the pentagon confirmed the
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planned resumption of joint u. s. south korean drills noting that the exercises are expected to conclude towards the end of may we're closely following the story bring you any updates as we get them. and i'll be back with that line's in just over half an hour long meanwhile for more on the last stories. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time but there was one more question and by the way who's going to be our coach. guys i know you are nervous he's a huge star among us and the huge amount of pressure come out you have to be i mean eighty percent of the football we are with you and we will show the all the great game the great game you are the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need you to get the ball going let's go. a
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low as i want to you know and i'm really happy to join the to game for the two thousand and three in the world cup in russia meet the special one i was also appreciated me to just say the review beyond the team's latest edition to make up a bigger need to just say look. i've played for many clubs over the years so i know the game and so i got. the ball isn't only about what happens on the pitch for the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the superman each kill the narrowness and spending to do the twenty million and one player. it's an experience like nothing else i want to because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful guy but great so one more chance with. the piece it's going to take.
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american mess one is the melting pot and the second is the arrange your knowledge or a myth of the bootstrapping anyone can succeed in america who works hard so this is a whole group of people all generation in america is saying that there is no melting pot we're not being assimilated there's no opportunities we can't live so their response essentially is to go into conflict and this is a major. problem . this is boom bust broadcasting around the world from washington d c i'm bart chilton and coming up the pentagon wants to tap silicon valley to assist with
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artificial intelligence ai will discuss with todd shipley a virus software plus today just recently u.s. president donald trump announced that there are new sanctions against venezuela's pledging petro crypto currency which was envisioned to assist and stabilize the economy of the latin american nation we have futures in currency experts raji horner what it means as we look at global oil and before we go the german delivery service d.h.l. is set to make a major move in same day delivery in the united states will they do a delivery write all that coming up but first let's get some headlines. russian president vladimir putin has won an impressive reelection victory to his fourth six year term with over seventy percent of the boat while the russian economy has not been as strong as in previous years mr putin is credited with increasing living standards for russians during his eighteen years in office the victory comes as mr
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putin is facing increased tensions with western leaders. and breck's at news the european union and the u.k. have reached a conditional agreement on a twenty one month transition period after great britain and britain officially withdraws from the process during that phase the u.k. will have to follow all e.u. laws but will lose any role in policy and legislation negotiators also reach terms on the rights of four million e.u. citizens currently living in the group in great britain but resolution has not been reached on some of the toughest issues including the status of the border with northern ireland negotiators are anxious to find a solution to brics it does not require the creation of a hard border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland which still officially is part of the u.k. removal of checkpoints on that border were a important part of the good friday peace agreement from one nine hundred ninety eight. and last time we met here at the headlines we reported on the proposed european union digital tax on technology firms like google facebook apple yahoo and
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some others well the u.s. . treasury steve i'm a new chin says the tax which would prominently punish u.s. companies is in retaliation to the trumpet ministrations plan to impose a twenty five percent tariff on steel and a ten percent tariff on aluminum the e.u. is also listed nearly two hundred u.s. products representing roughly two point eight billion dollars of u.s. exports that would be candidates for increased e.u. duties should the e.u. fail to secure an exemption from those u.s. steel and aluminum tariffs for those who contend that there is no trade war this news proves otherwise. finance ministers and central bankers from the g. twenty group of nations kicked off a meeting today in buenos aires argentina the leaders will race through an agenda full of tough issues including those issues related to those tariffs we just spoke about german chancellor angela merkel and chinese president xi jinping reportedly
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planned to use this summit to push a multilateral response to level out global overproduction of steel germany is also working with host nation argentina on a resolution that reaffirms the importance of quote the rules based international trading system while not directly criticizing mr trump the issue of crypto currencies walsall be discussed by the policymakers ahead of the meeting the brazilian central bank told forbes that quote all of us are in favor of the technologies however as in the past the g twenty is expected to take a leadership role in establishing general parameters for financial reforms and may do so with regard to crypto currency. the former south african president jacob zuma is now facing some seven hundred eighty counts of corruption fraud record tiering and money laundering just weeks after he's resigned some of the charges date back to as long as two thousand and five the arms deal involving b.a. systems based in the u.k. and saab based in switzerland mr zuma has denied any wrongdoing.
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and here discussed sanctions that the president has placed on argentina and he's what he's done is he has actually put a ban on the petro the petro is the crypto currency used for several things it's including gold oil and diamonds and it's based that was supposedly going to help the argentinean economy grow out of the sanctions that the u.k. u.s. placed on earlier and a way to join us now the currency and futures expert from simpler trading is rajiv horner well she thanks for joining us what do you make of the late breaking news on the sanctions thanks for having it's an honor to be here these very well then as well and petros cryptocurrency story is an interesting one because it was it it's
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a fascinating way that majoris trying to backdoor the cross border transactions that he knows would not be allowed out of the current sanctions but it opens the door up to what russia and iran might do in response. right now you know they've also talked about doing crypto currency but does this say something about crypto currencies i know you're really an oil person roget so i don't want to get too far afield but i mean the president has not done anything else with regard to cryptocurrency is but this one he felt like he needed to do this that mean that he thinks that perhaps the existing u.s. sanctions that this crypto currency was going to be a way around them. this is the first time these acts to band a crypt so i think in that regard it's probably more interesting than other crypto news at the moment especially because i'm sitting down underneath you know eighty five hundred so i believe this is really an attempt to do a couple things a lot of people are already expecting venezuelan oil to be off production anywhere
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and in iran for that matter to which is going to impact the monthly supply of about one to one half million barrels per day so the impact is pretty significant and the crypto story works into this because you know as well it was actually able to raise approximately seven hundred fifty million dollars and their ambitions were for a full six billion and this is going to derail that completely if the u.s. isn't onboard it's really going to sweep the legs out from under my door and with this move great response and i'm and i'm told i said argentina earlier but you help correct me you know one thing that strikes me is the script those less critical questions promise the script those really do seem to be looking for something that's based upon something real you can touch and feel whether or not it's the petrol whether or not it's with regard to gold and diamonds or oil or or anything else wheat or sugar generally seen as a move that way but let's stick with your forte and my super interest and many
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around the people run the world who pay for gas and oil and that's oil so what do you make of the recent circumstance i wrote an opinion editorial not too long ago that i said there was a lot of optimism about oil and i cited the international energy agency figures and some of the u.s. energy information agency figures which talk about supply and demand perhaps being rebalanced what do you make of that and do we see prices you see prices going higher given the data. absolutely one hundred percent on track i mean if you look at the seasonal tendencies where between mid february to june or july we have the typical climate for the driving season that's already well underway with another sixty to ninety days behind that but i always look at new news versus old news true news so if you have true and new news and that is right now what we're getting with the demand story and the production supply so the venezuelan story's absolutely
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part of the narrative you're out you know to tie that in is so a political because at the moment we have a lot of potential you know millions of barrels per month coming off line and you look at the way they're opec markets between iran and saudis the opec cartel is going to be duking it out as to where the fairway for crude should be all of this injects a lot of uncertainty that's going to be the volatility that's going to be the higher prices and i absolutely agree where we're looking at the i think what will be a next leg up in crude oil the trick will be who's going to want to limit prices below seventy and that's likely to be iran. i want to get into that but you said something that made me curious we talked about the volatility some of the uncertainty and there's a graph i don't know if you can see it if you have looked at it earlier but it was released with the opec monthly oil report and what it what it shows that in the last two quarters of twenty seventeen they really missed the mark their production
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estimates were off by a decent amount predicting pretty low numbers for the first two quarters of twenty eight to eighteen also and then jumping up at the end of the year based on the current cuts that are in place these are the production cuts that opec and and russian a few other nations have put into place do you think that they're going to meet the estimated projections for the for the fall. i think this is where and i like to use i.p.o. shenanigans for this particular description because who does it serve to have these cuts in place and that's going to be the saudis they've pushed out a ramp i.p.o. out to twenty nineteen and i think they need to see crude oil stay above sixty five dollars a barrel they just finish their tour of their round go i.p.o. to frigid response so they're pushing out a year and i think when we start to see these production drops it's going to serve the saudis and i think that's really a lot of what's behind that right now but if you think a bit what would be
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a great strategy for them is to have prices stay you know around seventy bucks and then when they go to the i.p.o. then have really an increase in oil prices along with the i.p.o. but given that we have you know the says that we the u.s. going to produce ten point six million barrels of oil per day this year about the same as saudi arabia and we may even overtake russia by two thousand and twenty three do you think that any cuts will ultimately just be out produced by the u.s. absolutely number number two will produce or right now in the world is us we've got canada coming up brazil so the non opec producers are absolutely going to make up for that what's interesting though is the glut narrative is absolutely off the table even with the u.s. at absolute almost close call historic production levels at the moment we haven't seen these production levels since the seventy's so i think that with the glow.

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