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prime minister has branded russia a threat that doesn't respect borders she's in brussels for an e.u. security council summit where the poisoning of a former russian agent in the u.k. is of course going to be high on the agenda with more is peter oliver. well tourism a would have been looking to the summit around two weeks ago thinking bragg's it and crucial break that deadlines were going to be negotiated here all of that still on the agenda put russia and the fallout from the attempted murder of his daughter yulia the former spy in the cathedral city of solve certainly taking president to reserve trying to drum up support for a united statement condemning russia and she had some very tough words as she entered that summit in brussels russia staged a brazen and reckless attatched against the united kingdom when it is tempting to the murderers to people on the streets of seoul spring i'll be raising this issue with my counterparts today because it's clear that the russians threat does not
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respect the waters and indeed the incident insoles was part of a pattern of russian aggression against europe and its neighbors from the western balkans to the middle east where we understand to reason may be calling on other nations to perhaps expel russian diplomats from their territory we know that she's just had a meeting with the baltic scandinavian nor we had a scandinavian nations as well as norway talking about doing just that no information as of yet of what happened what came out of that we also know teresa mayes penciled in for three party talks with angola merkel and president later on on thursday as well hoping to try and get their support now when it comes to those that have already pledged their support to to reason may and against russia we've heard from federico moscow raney the e.u. high representative for foreign affairs she had this to say as she walked into the council meeting we will also obviously express our strongest possible solidarity with united kingdom after the attack in salzburg as well as we have done already
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with the foreign ministers on monday expressing clear sort of narrative and decided to stay focused on that together because the strongest political sign which. and given its unity unity and unity well mockery is about as close as the e.u. has to a foreign minister but if to resume a is wanting a truly unified statement from the e.u. it may not be as strong a statement as london wants now we understand from the foreign ministers meeting that took place on monday that london was pushing for sanctions against russia from the e.u. based on this based on their findings in the script all investigation from that meeting in the stand that both the french and the german said without any evidence any further evidence we're not going to back this also hearing that the greeks weren't particularly on side with new sanctions so if there is going to be a unified message it may not be as tough as the message to resume putting forward
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of course the investigation continues into who was behind the attempted murder of his daughter yearly at the russian side have asked for the evidence that the british side is found to be shared with them that hasn't been forthcoming so far in that's led us to where we are right now in a couple of hours we're expecting a press conference from what's being discussed so far at this summit expect more on what the well reaction to russia will be and just how far to reason may is being able to lobby her opinion with other e.u. leaders the spat between the two countries follows the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in seoul spree with the use of a nerve agent next russian officer was jailed in russia for one example to british intelligence he moved to the u.k. in a spy swap in twenty ten u.k. police expect the probe into the attack to take months although that didn't stop british politicians from straight away pinning the blame on moscow. the british
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foreign secretary is among those throwing accusations at moscow russia's ambassador to the u.k. alexander yet ivanka slammed boris johnson's comparison of the upcoming world cup in russia to the olympics under hitler calling it unacceptable and an insult to the russian people because the roads like to walk. the way to the mountain thirty six. years i think the comparison with nine hundred thirty six is is certainly right moscow considers this kind of statements lead under the level of the foreign secretary in your we an acceptable and totally irresponsible. the bridges go on which is free to make a decision about its budget submission of the world cup but nobody has the right to insult the russian people who defeated nazis and lost more than twenty five
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million people by comparing our country to nazi germany. this goes beyond the common sense and we do not think british war veterans including those of the arctic cornwallis would share this opinion. but the rush of blame game has extended into areas once considered beyond political point scoring our london correspondent and the situation and found an educational project with an anti russian twist what's better than helping the young to try to maneuver the ever tricky world of global current affairs. the day is an online news service that is used by one in three you face schools teachers my barriers from subscribing schools user articles and activities across all subjects for lessons homework research. here's a one handed to tory on provided by the service to help educate the young and
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broaden their horizons talk to putin on mission to poison west out and among questions to discuss is putin europe's most dangerous leader since hitler was this gus. to help students out topics like the ongoing spies scandal where an investigation is still underway are broken down despite this incriminating evidence an international outrage to merely smokes and denies everything in case there is confusion still there is a dictionary included which explains the meaning of the words marks surely this teaches you to put things into perspective. not the charge and blitzkrieg are also in here a military tactic designed to cause. the enemy with overwhelming force in a short space of time coincidentally made famous by hitler in world war two just to make it a bit easier to connect the dots brutal assassinations cyber attacks as well of
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plotting the downfall of western democracies are also laid out as food for thought you decide section let students consider the following questions is putin the most dangerous man in the world did the cold war ever end as well as what impression does putin give about what russia is like the day helps students develop information literacy and critical thinking and prepares them for the challenges ahead in the ever changing world critical thinking is key the toxic put in class is dismissed and associates are going to party wanted the u.s. house intel committee has voted to close its probe into alleged russian collusion will be crossing live to washington to get latest developments after the break.
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join me every thursday on the alex simon chill and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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welcome back cyber security firm kaspersky has identified a highly secretive and sophisticated piece of malware used to infiltrate the computers of intelligence targets but other people may also have been affected because perske has not identified the people or organization behind the malware but cyber security outlet cyber scoop alleges is part of a classified u.s. program citing unnamed u.s. officials they're also quoted as saying the spyware was used to target terrorists by collecting information from their computers because pesky explain why that didn't stop it from revealing the malware because spears kulap has always been very clear about our policy concerning the detection of malware would it take to remain eate all forms of malicious programs regardless of origin or purpose furthermore
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the company does not whitelist any malware samples not even malware used for so-called legal surveillance one can easily imagine the situation in which such malware falls into the wrong hands and can be used to launch attacks against law enforcement were just regular users. code named slingshot the mauer's main purpose is cyber espionage it's able to retrieve large amounts of data including images and passwords from the infected computers unsuspecting users a targeted through compromised routers or despair ski has revealed the slingshot may have gone undetected for at least six years targets of this marwari been detected in african and middle eastern countries in particular kenya and yemen and it appears to have compromised the computer of individual users but others including governmental institutions may also been breached to find out more about slingshot we spoke with a security expert about how this works. but this wasn't of the most often.
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sophisticated malware we discovered it last year after examining it for some time we can confidently say that it is intended for cyber espionage because all it does is collect data from your computer what makes this malware so dangerous is that it stayed under the radar for quite a long time our estimate is that this malware has been operational for about six years in other words the operators of this malware were using it obtaining data and remaining unnoticed because this malware is so advanced and uses many tricks to avoid detection we detected about one hundred infected computers mostly in africa especially in kenya and a few more in libya and afghanistan we can't see huge use this malware all we know is that the people who created it speak english very well because the code contains some text lines and even brief descriptions of portions of code which are written in very good english. saif gadhafi spokesperson has confirmed after months
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of remus that the son of former libyan leader moammar gadhafi will run for president if elections manage to go ahead this year so far there was driven from power and killed in twenty eleven by holding no official position saif was described as being the defacto prime minister during his father's rule saif was later held captive for six years before being released last year amid political unrest we heard exclusively from his lawyer on the presidential bid. 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 did against libya back then our country was bombarded and shelled all the military and civilian infrastructure was destroyed many civilians were killed and
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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. the u.s. senate intelligence committee is now officially completed its trump russia probe party smear a car report from washington. in a partisan vote the house intel committee has voted to shut down its investigation into alleged russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen election finding no evidence of collusion between trump and russia the committee also voted to release the g.o.p.'s report on the investigation but the report however will not be immediately made available to the public it's expected to be released in
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a few weeks after it's reviewed and declassified by the intelligence community but the house intel committee did publish a summary of its findings reiterating that they found no collusion coronation or conspiracy between trump and the kremlin but democrats of the committee voiced opposition to the move saying it was done prematurely to protect the white house pledging to continue the probe let's take a look house intel republicans have prematurely ended investigation and jump to unfounded conclusions that they've yet to share with democratic members like the nunes memo it's no evil see no evil speak no evil instead of conducting an honest investigation house republicans chose to put partisanship over national security and run a shameful interference campaign to give cover to donald trump instead of protecting our democracy house republicans have worked overtime to protect president trump and his family and friends despite objections from house democrats the house intel committees investigation into russian interference is now over however this is only
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one of several probes into the matter so now we'll just have to read the report when it's declassified in a few weeks to see if it debunks the trouble russia accusation for good. thanks for joining us this evening i'll be back with very latest news headlines in just over half an hour. around the world is always a battle going on with the central bankers and the commercial bankers always trying to repress the population in one way or another recall the global insurrection against banker occupation they've been saying this for years on the shelf so now we're going to look at it from the puerto rican perspective they are similarly being oppressed by the overlords of finance and they are reacting in a very specific puerto rico way. how does it feel to be a sheriff the greatest job in the world it's as close to being
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for the sort of glee at the moment she would never move moves to be here right. welcome to the alex salmond show from college green just outside the house of commons this week just about all of the news has been overshadowed in the media mill storm in the aftermath of the chemical poisoning in salisbury however that doesn't mean the other important business has been happening just has gone largely unreported one such event was a remarkable example of all party cooperation which allowed to private members bill to make progress this was angus brenton mcneil spare fiji family reunification bill
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named refugees family reunion number two bill sailed through its first comments test this proposed legislation would allow a company john refugees who've already arrived in the u.k. to sponsor family members to join them and also makes provision for legal aid to be made available in such cases and this edition of the alex salmon show we deport the program to this bill considers full implications and evaluate its chances of ultimate success the first over to alex in the studio with your tweets your emails and your messages. now as you might imagine there's been no shortage of commentary tweets or e-mails or messages alas we sure are interested in not just on the chemical poisoning in salzburg i'm for example highlights interview with human rights campaigner peter pacho who she says leaves us and no doubt what happens in russia today and a bit of casual foundation thanked us for the interview including peter's critique
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of putin's human rights abuses against his own people to see the brits whether this can be at a totally free why is alex salmond on a russia t.v. show the big. right or wrong but actually why are you coming on us to tell me that alec would be free to criticize putin of the russian government will be fair to the the previous two tweets not just me incidentally but my guess as well a free to say what they think importing scott says i never really bothered watching alex salmon sure but thanks to the for audi this week i decided to give it a shot it's no serious link so thanks for the heads up and thanks to all our tweets and e-mails and messages i think we can be certain that will be returning to the issue of the salzburg poisoning as more over the submerges from the p.c. w. whose experts are no on the spot. now back to the house of commons where last friday by a remarkable one hundred nine twenty nine votes the forty two i guess brenda mcneill's refugee bill passed a second reading here are some of the highlights of that the bid.
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to move the family union bill and nobody read second time the thing about this bill mr speaker is that it really could be introduced by any member in this house it's a bill that's conceived by a partnership of good sematic millikan as asians the british red cross oxfam the refugee council the un he and amnesty to name but some and this paralysed the support of m.p.'s forced from seven political parties conservative liberal s.n.p. do you be liberal like canary and green so i want to find going to members right across the house of course sponsor of the bill to do this members from across their school sponsored this this shouldn't be a bit of a party politics it's not a little bit red yellow whatever it's about compassion understandable member for orkney and shetland said just a few moments ago humanity as well everybody perhaps forgets what and who invests
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is this is somebody who is feeling a place that they know that the house of commons procedures make it extremely difficult to secure passage of a private member's bill usually either the bill has to be non-controversial enough to attract government support but it is stopped in its tracks making that very thing happened to other measures only last for. meals bill and child refugees it's not supported by the government but it still struck a crossed party caught it. when you see them together as a family unit you see why they're motivated and why they contribute positively to our community by making it easier for a parent to join a child refugee i contend that this could incentivize families to send their child ahead on a perilous journey often in the highlands a group of people traffickers i presented a petition from to my primary school some patricks and simonton in january where
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they had done a project putting themselves in the position of being child refugees they had drawn little suitcases with what they would take what was most precious to them and the thing that struck me was in every case was a photograph of their family we should be doing the same and they were a bit too all to imagine ourselves as children can we imagine the help and support we would wish someone would give our children if they were in the service. one of the reasons that this bill attracted such cross party support inside the chamber is that it had huge support pilots i spoke to laura perdue and spokesperson that you any one of the many humanitarian organizations to been supporting the bill. welcome to laura and what have you any been doing then to actively garner support for the bill through parliament well we decided to support this bill firstly because refugees have told us that one of the key barriers to their really feeling settled
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in being able to integrate in the u.k. is this feeling that they have left close family members behind in either the country to come from or in refugee camps in the regions or what is the government's view in relation to what's proposed in the bill and why are they against it well the government's position is that immigration. can allow for refugees to bring family members but that's only exceptional cases and then outside the rules fast that willy doesn't provide enough. a safeguard for for people who really are in need of bringing close family members the current immigration rules are very restrictive it's also very complex procedure so for us it's really important to make those changes what it would allow is for child refugees to be able to bring their parents to the u.k. at the moment the u.k. is one of only two countries in europe that doesn't allow children to bring their
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parents or their siblings and children child refugees some of the most vulnerable people and it really is observe that they can't reunite with their. parents because now all children do need that support but refugee children in particular do you need the help of their parents to be able to integrate we also think that the definition of family under the current rules is very very restrictive the moment parents can bring their children up to the age of eighteen so for us the private member's bill would allow a greater definition of family it would allow parents to bring children over the age of eighteen under the age of twenty five because a child doesn't stop being a child once they've reached eighteen i think parents would feel that they would want to reunite with their close family members and especially if for many refugee parents if they've left an eighteen year old daughter she could be in really precarious circumstances that would leave her very vulnerable so for us that was
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very important and then thirdly and finally the bill would bring back refugee from the reunification under the scope of legal aid because at the moment it can be very complicated and you do need really expert legal advice and those are the three things that the bill seeks to do and we think is really crucial for refugees to be able to integrate in the u.k. and it also hard to beat mention of beginning to legislation founded unification bill would in carthage. i just a situation i simply don't understand encouraged us to make that journey and as we've heard so much testimony over many months indeed years unfortunately lieschen to particular syrian crisis or what parent would only put their child in such a position of danger by suggesting the cross seas if that wasn't a sea for option than staying where they were so i think and i'm sure you would agree that this idea that it would encourage people to make the journey seems to me
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like a rather shallow argument to me currently we're facing the biggest levels of displacement that we've had since the second world war but actually in the u.k. asylum numbers are dropping because it's so very difficult for asylum seekers and refugees to reach the way we do think they need to be safe legal routes so that people who are fleeing danger aren't putting their children's lives at risk but that they can reunite safely it took some time i suppose to get support from certainly some newspapers inhalation to the refugee crisis and unfortunately i think you remember this image of love a little encouraging on the beach that got people into action think we really need to do something about it and that's part of the reason i suppose why we are where we where we are to d. what does this mean for refugees you obviously you meet with refugees what do you think this will mean for for those young people those two who are far away from
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their family for this legislation to become a reality where i mean the refugees are supposed it would mean everything i think for all of us in our family is at the center of our lives and refugees are no different to anyone really know for them to be able to rebuild their lives to have close members of their family around them is so so important so it's not going to affect a huge number of people but for the people whose lives it does affect it would really mean the world what's the public perception what's the feeling on the ground inhalation to this particular bill what's the sense you that you gay. well we've had a fantastic and overwhelming public support tens of thousands of people constituents have written to them pays off in them to turn up to vote on a friday passed this legislation we've had great support from high profile celebrities. goodwill ambassadors like david morrissey like neil gaiman's actors like gwendolyn christy we've had me in westwood alan cumming peter policy who have
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all come out and supported this so much of an impact do you think celebrity endorsers probably the inappropriate word to use but celebrities today had reason were innocent relation to issues has ordered on the support for it particularly public support well i think it has had a huge impact actually because celebrities can use you know their personal followings their social media platforms to raise awareness of an issue which can be quite difficult to cut through it's quite a technical legislative issue so to. high profile support that we've had from celebrities it does actually motivate constituents to want to run pays and i think that has been really important in kind of having that momentum raising awareness and encouraging them pays to stay and vote and that's why we had such a fantastic turnout that you know weren't really expecting but it was a hugely welcome for so many on pace to stay in votes you got cross each and see
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work. for it because i think what this shows is that it's a matter of principle not politics and this bringing refugee families together it's about compassion is about humanity and above all it's about family so that it's not a political issue i think everyone can relate to them so if i was that i name p. disinclined to be supportive of this legislation what would you what would you at the c.r.c. to me to try and bring me on board or surprise yourself in the shoes of a refugee i think everyone. i want their family close family members to be safe i think that's what everyone wants is a really basic human instinct this bill wouldn't seek to open the floodgates it would just mean for a very small number of refugees they would be able to bring that adult children children will be able to bring their parents these are people who have fled desperate circumstances war conflict human rights abuses and i think that we can
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be compassionate we can offer a humanitarian safe legal route for people who have fled on imaginable dangers and i think that you know i really hope that we can see this bill through to committee stage that it does become a reality that certainly an impassioned plea almost as good as an extended make you look like it cannot be just before we finish the situation at least in two unaccompanied children to have a sense of toll of of where they are and what numbers we're dealing with. well as we're reaching the summer months then with likely to see the number of votes crossing the mentoring in increase people leaving libya because you know war is still force and huge numbers of people from sub-saharan africa conflicts in. in south sudan people are fleeing these conflicts and they will always try to seek a safer place also from so.

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