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protests quite quietly that's very different to what we've seen that some of the other protests across paris today this is a nationwide if structured crossroads but here in paris they were as you mentioned there clashes with the police between students and the police it looked like the students were at some point the police on burning fires and rubbing up against them but the police responding with quite some force some people describing it as being a violent force and what we've understood is that some people have been injured in those clashes with the police this morning as you said this is one of many strikes not just him paris but of course france as you mentioned many trains services are being disrupted today many schools are shut there's also problems with people who are trying to leave the country by the airport and that's because the air traffic controllers are also on the strike hit today a new regards to that rail strike the main strike which is due to start in about an hour that's affecting up to sixty percent of some t.g.v.
service is this the high speed rail in france now those guys have decided that they are going to take a strike action even further they've combined for this nationwide day of strike action today but they're actually looking at having another thirty six days of strikes up until the end of june the idea is five days of transport fire two days of strikes and those days are planned now for the next three months because they're determined to get mr maxwell and his government to listen to their grievances and how unhappy they are about the changes that the government wants to make to the railway service. facebook's chief executive mark zuckerberg has for the first time commented on the scandal surrounding the social network it was revealed the personal details of millions of his customers were used to influence elections when a lengthy facebook apology detailed exactly what went wrong with privacy policies and what steps have been taken. to solve the problem he added that the company
quote will learn from this experience to make the community safer for everybody going forward now to remind you the scandal does involve a data gathering firm called cambridge analytic and it worked with multiple u.s. presidential campaigns including donald trump and reportedly harvested the details of fifty million facebook profiles for its political operations the company's now under investigation and has even suspended its chief executive well despite the fact that the scandal does concern an american tech giant and a data mining company with offices in new york london and washington there have still been attempts in the media to tie the story to russia what it reports. imagine being a liberal a democrat and being stuck in a trump presidency for a year is it must be horrible waking up every day guessing that what russia is songe bots or hackers have cooked up today cambridge analytic i had powerful
connections to candidate trump including one time top adviser steve bannon and billionaire donor robert mercer so presidential son in law jared cushion or and consultant brad parr scale brought in the company which is now accused of utilizing data from fifty million facebook users without permission facebook was how donald trump was going to win wait a sec something's wrong where's the bad guy who do we blame this on. there it is questions are also swirling about a possible link to russian metal cambridge c.e.o. reached out to julian assange of wiki leaks seeking access to e-mails from hillary clinton's private server there's no evidence ricky leaks had such information but wiki leaks was releasing e-mails from the computers of other democrats which authorities say were hacked by russians and another trump advisor roger stone great
innings i actually communicated with this what how do you even make the connection what's your logic if someone speaks to a songe their russian agent there is zero connection here other than the word russia being in every other sentence there is only one explanation c.n.n. report must have been put together by a random generator literally this explanation makes more sense than cnn's report at savage the dia and see oil trump the russians cambridge how because we've got the keywords just fill space the. he says with whatever he also directly message or russian hacker he says he did nothing wrong and despite another claim that cambridge had ties to a russian oil company the campaign insists there were never any links to russia are you comfortable that the trunk campaign through their cameras analytical had
a connection to wiki leaks. they did have a connection wiki leaks let me demonstrate if you are of average height and your birthday is in july you are closely tied to a sound see how easy it is let's do this again if you like snow and the russians like snow you are aligned with russia or if you want lots of money and all of us have lots of money you are susceptible to russian influence it's all nonsense but who cares it's about getting the keywords out there about confusing and confounding not explaining or investigating keywords people keywords the russians everywhere but i
guess if reporting can look at afi son says he might run for president in libya we'll talk to his lawyer exclusively after the break. join me every thursday on the alex i'm unsure and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics sports business i'm sure business i'll see you. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers of all but there was one more question by the way who's going to be our coach. guys i know you are nervous he's a huge star and the huge amount of pressure you have to the center of the beach but how would you. agree. you are the rock at the back nobody gets past
you we need you to get the ball going let's go. alone. and i'm really happy to join. us for. this special one. meets the real p.r.t. teams latest edition as we go. hello again saif gadhafi spokes person has confirmed after months of rumors that the son of the former libyan leader moammar gadhafi will run for president if elections do manage to go ahead. so if father was driven from power and killed in twenty eleven despite holding no official position saif was described as the defacto prime minister during his father's rule was later held captive for six
years before being released last year and made political unrest but we heard exclusively from saif slower on the presidential bid. saif al islam has lots of supporters they are ordinary people there are even those who are against moammar gadhafi back in two thousand and eleven and now they support the views of his son the situation we have in libya now is the result of the destruction of all the state institutions not only the toppling of the regime forty countries today against libya back then our country was bombarded and shelled all the military and civilian infrastructure was destroyed many civilians were killed and now saif al islam has put forward a comprehensive overview of the situation in libya that's a reform project which will bring calm back to libya there are many young patriots in libya now they are so enthusiastic they're not concerned about political affiliations the main thing they care about is a patriotic spirit and they see it in the reforms by saif al islam they view them
as an effective tool to fight corruption. well after the nato led incursion civil war has raged in libya since moammar gadhafi was overthrown with a power vacuum two competing governments are now vying for control of the country the conflict has led to a massive migrant crisis widespread terrorism as well as violence among tribal militias the lawyer of the or saves life is still in danger. about saif al islam whereabouts are kept secret for security reasons as his lawyer i will do everything to protect saif al islam from all anti libyan plots masterminded by the country's interfering in libyan affairs as promised saif al islam will make a speech when the right time comes then everything will be revealed libya will return back to its roadmap would become a democratic sovereign state a state where the law will triumph libya will no longer be a country of organized crime illegal migration human trafficking as it is described
in the media we will defend the interests of the libyan people would protect its resources which cannot be squandered the libyan people must decide their future themselves. now has been revealed that the much praised security of the virtual currency because it may have been compromised by the u.s. national security agency classified documents provided by the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden demonstrate the efforts by the agency to track down users of the currency something previously thought to be practically impossible artie's in a prank or picks up the story question what's in it for bitcoin buyers besides the price boom last year when its rate kept go and up people got themselves crypto was to get rich but bitcoins have been luring enthusiastic with something else since long before the twenty seven thing boo no central bank control privacy and
transaction anonymity i'm sorry this could have all been an illusion you haven't unfollowed snowden or have you. the n.s.a. worked urgently to target bitcoin users around the world according to classified documents provided by snowden so let's look into the national security agency files which caught the eye of the intercepts journalists back in the days when the bitcoin was only worth less than one hundred bucks march twenty third teeing the u.s. was already working hard on tracking down crypto while it holders and the n.s.a.'s number one priority among the new currencies was bitcoin they did come up with a mysterious tool called monkey rocket and guess what analysts of found value in the monkey rocket access to help track down sanders and receivers of bitcoins how much value is the question here that no one will give you an answer to but come on
the n.s.a. is almighty when it comes to getting hold of all kinds of data so no matter how underdeveloped monkey rock it was back then the agency could have filled in the missing puzzle pieces using it stunning array of other spying tools the whistleblower suggest with this sort of information in hand putting a name to a given bitcoin user would be easy monkey rock it is also described in the files as a non-western internet anonymization service how many bitcoin owners have so far been tricked by the n.s.a. into using this product that we can only guess there was never trust in the institutions like the n.s.a. ever since know it and originally came out with those revelations a lot of the pretense of stopping terrorism but most of the governments want to know what all of their citizens are doing all of the time so nothing really changed a reading of the latest reports over a block chain and what the n.s.a.
is trying to do to track it i'm not surprised at all because it was never really doubt anonymous and one people were thinking of it as anonymous. those who are proving to be wrong time and the core properties of big corn are on confiscated ball assets if held properly and censorship resistant value transfer hopefully a limited tools will come in the near future but we're not there yet we're in march twenty minutes actually five years since these n.s.a. memos where it said we should do our best to track down bitcoin users were written but the guys at the snooping agency haven't really been wasting time. reporting there now dozens of children in the moscow region are being treated for gas poisoning residents are blaming it on a landfill site near a small town they gathered outside the hospital where the children were taken and then do the regional governor when he came to visit.
the. it was in the. more than one hundred eighty people in the area suffering from nosy and also dizziness the landfill site is allegedly made the air toxic there were many parents among protesters there they did wave banners with a message is stop poisoning our children video agency talk to some of them. even. happen my child coughs as if he's suffocating he can't sleep he cries he has a sore throat that it isn't just an ordinary cold still but he didn't question flights when we put the kids to sleep we seal the doors and windows with the wet towels so that they won't breathe the sun. and then you'll wish it was over here
that's unbearable the smell is awful we adults suffer but our children suffer more we're always nervous sometimes we don't even know whether they will wake up in the morning because many suffer from or just well following v.-i a cry from a resident said the russian general prosecutor's office has said it when i launch a probe into think poisonings that's how things are looking so i thought today we're back with more in just over half an hour. that's bred for a single. they have a superman. they start training very young. they take months of intensive schooling. rats. and they save lives.
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a much larger mission was once there was much more widely distributed we have politicians that are in office for a few years they have to get reelected everything is very very short term our system is not suited and is not for the long term survival and that's why we have the catastrophes. and welcome to well to part of a type developed by russia that's the crux of the u.k.'s allegations against the kremlin in this case presupposition that if a nerve agent originated in a country it bears responsibility for its use decades later will these geopolitical
formulation of a type developed long practice by the u.k. be supported by the chemical analysis to discuss that i'm now joined by john. they had all of the trench a research initiative dedicated to the future of disarmament mr sanders it's great to have you on the show thank you very much for your time thank you now correct me if i'm wrong you fully bagged the british authorities in their version of events you called the russian foreign ministry is response to the allegations absolutely pathetic the response that included the call on london to initiate formal o.p.c. w procedures. and yet when the british authorities did just that you said that this was exactly what these to be done putting aside your clear political preferences do you find it encouraging that both sides announced seeking international expertise. the core point in the british allegation is the nature of the chemical weapon
the agent name of the movie choke movie chilkoot is a type of nerve agent that was only developed and produced in the soviet union during the nine hundred eighty s. implausibly the program went on into the early one nine hundred ninety s. when the soviet union had broken off so this is the allegation to british maybe it's unusual in the sense that to the best of our knowledge was never put into delivery systems this is what we call being raised however because of its. nature and the fact that only one country achieved it difficult to is the foundation for the type of allegation now after all these political wrangling and the mutual expulsion of diplomats the u.k. actually did what russia requested it to do and the pursued the formal channel the
o.p.c. experts have already visited salisbury to collect the samples and we are now being told that they need about two weeks to run the tasks what's your bast gas as to what we can expect from the analysis. well my guests in terms of the results will be over that we have the confirmation of the british assertion that the agent used india. to was if you check one of its variations or the results will be that it is something else the good point in the discussion so far is that the authority is in do you know to those who have invited the expertise of the o.p.c. dobby and the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons to verify their own conclusions these results will be tested in
a laboratory is certified by d o p c the view in different countries and that process is the bomb that takes of a number of days perhaps up to two weeks now i know that you again fully support the british authorities did do you find it responsible to accuse another country of such major crime of using military grade that chemical weapon on a foreign territory before running although staff well this is a political question the for which the british government must have its reasons of us have its intelligence and so whom i have no information as to the bedroom what type of information they have it was a very strong and a rather precise a geisha and they have made with respect to the chemical agent to that was used. other decoy recruit weapons convention there are a number of processes for c.
of course the british government can always go through the process of purely its own diplomatic means for the for the o.p.c. w. however it is right no longer. has decided to involve d o p c w and now there are a number of procedures that will have to be followed after the results through d o p c w laboratories have been returned to london should britain decide to go through the process or third your p c w at the same time we have also heard that russian authorities have denied the particular of the gay sions they have also in response made a number of statements implicating all number of other countries as possible sources of. agent you know this is
a political discussion that will have no end until we get the facts i agree with you on that point for sure you said just a moment ago ago that the soviet union was the only country to have developed this agent does it mean in your view that this historical record of having of doing this work into past should be equated to the capability of russia to produce these type of agent in the present. they. go that far because there are different scenarios possible we have actually very few facts right now as to what happened in the british there or for the brewery so me as a member of the public that is a river what we know from the history is that because we're the
revelations were first made about a new feature of by members of the russian the soviet chemical weapons program in october of ninety two that was of a several weeks of to do conclusion of the negotiations of the chemical weapons convention though the consequence of that is that no wieczorek as an agent or at least as a family of agents together with the possible precursors have not been included in the source of chemicals that are on the chemical weapons convention so there has been no declarations by russia to the effect of the possession the manufacture or the chemical structures of those agents and this is what is now creating a sphere of uncertainty here all for many of the stuff you write here because i think it's a very interesting point and it is often made in the western media first of all i
want those revelations were made russia was not the full signature in not a full member to the chemical weapons convention and second of all correct me if i'm wrong but the convention actually allows all the participants to in gaijin develop nerve agents in small quantities for scientific medical even defense a purposes as long as the quantity is under one hundred grams you actually allowed to do that am i wrong. basis of what you're saying is correct. it is slightly misleading the way you put it first and foremost russia as a state party to the chemical weapons convention when they joined the treaty in december of ninety seven its first obligation was to declare all activities and. information concerning those activities. weapons
after the first of june the hundred forty six the point i was making is that russia has never made such a declaration with respect to agents and the russian state and says that it has never actually preceded it with that program because at that time it was the soviet union rather than russia as a member of the international community in carrying out a dot work just over a particular point you're saying russia is officially the success of state to the soviet union it was assumed all the responsibilities of the previous state under international law the soviet negotiated the treaty the final months of that it was actually russia that from the as those negotiations if you any of collapsed in one thousand nine hundred one it wasn't that the soviet union that was negotiating there be accessing to that treaty it was russia but anyway even if there were some lack of transparency on the soviet union part i honestly
don't know the history of that to argue about that even if that was the case is that enough to advance these very serious allegations that the british government is advancing because at the end of the day we have two nuclear powers accusing each other or at least one accusing another of using chemical weapons on its territory in so subjecting the general population to the very very damaging in fact of this agent but the very point is that. the programs were conducted the russia as the successor state to the soviet union was responsible to destroy all the facilities where chemical weapons were destroyed where they were struck by how they have received quite a bit of western assistance in terms of achieving the program that everything russia has declared has been destroyed in september of last year that has been certified by d o p c w. that is not of central to the accusation that's
being made against russia is that it consoles an agent that was declared by a muslim in me mr sanderson with all due respect not declaring an agent is a different claim from the president of the country ordering the assassination on a foreign soil and this is the letter claimed that the foreign secretary of boris johnson is advancing against russia if russia is found in me or at the soviet union was found in violation of that treaty that would be something different and the consequences for that would be totally different than accusing a country or a country's president of ordering assassinations of foreign citizens do you see the difference or priest what they're trying to explain in this situation is that because it was the clear and because no victual can it's precursors are not listed in the weapons convention there is no way that the international community has been able to verify what the agents are how much ever was produced and where it
comes from now one of the things the investigation that's now being carried out by . inspectors at the invitation of the united kingdom will review i hope that's something chemical forensics. will review whether it was recently produced it will reveal what's the precursor agents were that were used and it's of manufacture it may be able to. whether it was done in a laboratory in a small protest or was it it's something that was produced and won't bow to is now well done saying that we have to wait for the study information to come to make a much more informed judgment what politicians do is what politicians do they speak they are very loud in their tree on both sides well mrs anderson we have to take a short break but we'll be back in just