well it. was. in the stories that shaped the week a diplomatic rift over the poisoning of surrogates for powell and his daughter these are russian and british diplomats being expelled moscow again insists it's not to blame calling it an act of terror. blasting today's top stories the facebook fast takes out full page ads in british and american sunday newspapers to apologize for the massive data breach which saw tens of millions of personal accounts exploited. crowds rally in the center of mass alone to show support for the former counsel and leader carlos proved amount has been detained by german police.
a warm welcome you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international all the latest world headlines and a roundup of the stories the state the week. the top story the diplomatic standoff between the u.k. and russia came to a head this week with twenty three diplomats from each country returning home britain made the first expulsions following the poisoning of a former double agent so they screwed powell and his daughter in england three weeks ago even though the investigation is still underway british officials have repeatedly said that a russian link is highly likely and on thursday the prime minister asked the e.u. to back her up. it was highly likely that russia was responsible for with things that the current analysis is already very well grounded and nobody questions that everyone was also indicate didn't do willingness to do follow as far as russia's
concerned. relations we have different positions different. interests political landscape in europe russia and this is why it's not so easy to keep the. twenty eight. group. together. the kremlin has flatly dismissed their claims that it was involved calling the poisoning a terrorist act russia has also expressed willingness to cooperate with british authorities but that gained little traction so far the u.k.'s foreign secretary boris johnson has been among russia's harshest critics even agreeing with nazi comparisons at a parliamentary harry. because the roads like to go. to the white swan thirty six. here so i think the comparison with writing thirty six
is is certainly right most school considers this kind of statements made under the level of the foreign secretary in you we unacceptable and totally irresponsible. the british going to sri to make a decision about this participation in the world cup but nobody has the right to insult the russian people who defeated naziism and lost more than twenty five million people by comparing our country to nazi germany. did he goes beyond the common sense and we do not think the british wall the terrans including those of the arctic cornwallis which share this opinion. hot on the heels of boris johnson's comments the russian embassy in the u.k. also posted this photo and
a controversial moment the english football team was ordered by british authorities to give a nazi salutes before a friendly match with germany in one nine hundred thirty eight the ratcheting up of animosity towards russia seems to be making its way into british schools now too as to say a child can at takes a look at an educational projects likely to be reinforcing hostilities. what's better than helping the young to try to maneuver the ever tricky world of global current affairs. of the day is an online news service that is used by one in three u.k. schools teachers much variance from the schools use around schools and activities across all subjects for lessons homework research. here's one handed to tory and provided by the service to help educate the young and broaden their horizons talks of putin on mission to poison west ouch 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 five scandals where an investigation is still underway are broken down despite this incriminating evidence of international outreach to milly smokes and everything in case there is confusion still there is a dictionary included which explains the meaning of the word marks surely this teaches you to put things into perspective not the chalk and blitzkrieg are also in here a military tactic designed to crush the enemy with overwhelming force at 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 as plotting the downfall of western democracy also laid out as food for thought a 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 thing helps students develop information literacy and critical thinking and prepares them for the challenges ahead of the changing world critical thinking is key the toxic putin class is dismissed and associate churkin our party wanted. coming spokesperson to meet your past gov has been talking exclusively to artie's sophie shevardnadze about this case. first we have to remember the starting point is the words of president putin that russia has nothing to do with this accident. the first blaming. came from politicians just a couple of hours after the accident. and now we're see
with the words of experts and experts of organization for four or four. p.c. w. . that say that the preliminary examining of this agent will take about three weeks is it contradictory yes it is. france was struck by terrorism again on friday when a gunman hijacked a car and took hostages at a supermarket in a small southern town three people died that day while a fourth succumbs to his injuries on saturday the attacker had pledged allegiance to islamic state and was eventually shot dead by special forces.
in the movie i went shopping with my wife and sister in law after some time we had an explosion well several. i saw a man lying on the floor and another person who was very agitated with a handgun in one hand and a knife in the other and yelling allahu akbar. after that i took my wife and my sister in law and some customers nearby and we went to look for shelter i put them in a butcher's fridge closed from the inside. because it's peaceful here where you see the like any other he was very kind very sociable adorable he overheard sweets to the children and he is a terrorist. the terrorist has been
identified he was killed during his so an investigation will have to answer some important questions when and how was he radicalized and how and when did he procure the weapon. we have for several years paid with our blood to know the terrorist menace. well among those who died was a police officer. who swapped places with a female hostage he left a mobile phone switched on for the or thora t s to listen in when special forces heard gunshots they moved in and found had been wounded he passed away in hospital on saturday morning and is being hailed as a national hero for well over the past year alone there have been repeated terror attacks and thwarted attempts in france in february two thousand and seventeen a man attempted to enter the louvre museum in paris with a machete while the attack was stopped at all the airport just one month later
a police officer was shot dead last april on the shans elisei and last october two young women were stabbed to death at a railway station in march say all former british intelligence officer anima sean says the fact that the gunman was on the police surveillance exposes wider failures . it's part of the passing that we're seeing emerging across europe over the last few years of people carrying out these low tech type of attacks with high victim rates who are of course on the radar of at least the police if not indeed of the intelligence agencies but for some reason they're not being watched carefully enough they're not being monitored carefully enough and being followed around. and they're allowed to get more radicalized and carry out these are appalling deeds it's hard to see what more fronts can do i mean they had a state of emergency declared after the massacre and attacks all the powers are still there in france they just change the name they change the terminology and yet
all those powers are still preventing the security agencies and police from protecting their french citizens so i still see how much more they can do. facebook's mark zuckerberg has taken out a series of ads in sunday newspapers in the u.s. and u.k. apologizing for failing to protect users data it follows claims that the private information of tens of millions of people was collected without their permission and they exploited for political gain jacqueline has the details. several u.k. and american newspapers featured full page apologies from facebook boss mark zuckerberg the ad states this was a breach of trust and i'm sorry while promising to do better in the future that's after having written a post online about the changes the company will be making and saying facebook has learned its lesson during a c.n.n. interview we need to make sure that there aren't any other cambridge general because out there right or folks who have improperly access data you know we need
to make sure that we don't make that mistake ever again but not everyone is buying what zuckerberg is selling this cartoonist gave his response is a big thumbs down mocking the statements more than anything it reads i'm sorry that we've been forced to stop ignoring these data breaches and they aren't alone in thinking that facebook has some explaining to do dr burke has been called to testify both in the u.s. and the u.k. on the situation now the whole scandal is centered around the british data gathering firm called cambridge analytic dated they collected was involved in donald trump's presidential campaign and possibly others as well the whole story blew up when it came to light that the company allegedly mined fifty million facebook profiles for its operations while its parent company was reportedly involved in psycho social studies for the u.k. defense ministry cambridge m a little is now under investigation its offices have been raided and its chief executive has been suspended the company denies any and all wrongdoing the scandal has also led to a backlash against the social network facebook's share price plunged to
a four year low and the company is now facing multiple lawsuits from shareholders over on twitter meanwhile the delete facebook has been trending with some high profile people joining in as the fear of breach privacy is at the front of everyone's minds the point is being missed here it's not cambridge analytic it's the fact that facebook is a tool a proxy if you will of that government and it just. it it was it was conceived it sudar book to see. money this this feigned oh do you think they use the information against her are you kidding me facebook apple everything that we do is basically sucking up every bit of information that we have or despite the two major firms at the center of the data scandal having roots in america and the u.k. a c.n.n. reporter has tied the stories to russia more advanced you have takes
a look. 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 was songe boughts 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 meddling cambridge c.e.o.
reached out to julian a songs 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 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 had because we've got the keywords just fill this. he says with whatever
he also directly message to 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 oligarchs 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 he words people key words. the russians everywhere. or thirty's in the central russian city of camaro of say five people have been killed in a fire at a shopping center a further thirty people have been injured and are being treated in hospital there are also fears for the wellbeing of seventeen other people thought to have been in the complex whom relatives say they are able to contact emergency services there they evacuated over one hundred people from the building where this is have reported that the fire started close to the cinema and children's play area the complex also had a petting zoo inside all of the animals are thought to have been killed and investigation into the cause of the vial which is now reportedly under control has
been ok. still to come on the weekly wrapping up russia's presidential election and unrest in france as anger over president tough economic reforms wells over there with us. fundamentally the united states and russia are have been for decades two scorpions in a bottle each capable of destroying the other but only at the price of being destroyed itself and putin said well these weapons will overcome u.s. missile defenses u.s. missile defenses were totally ineffective against russian forces already so they'll be more effective against russian forces. at play too many clubs over the years so i know the game inside guides. football
isn't only about what happens on the pitch to the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the super money just kill you know news and spend two to twenty million on one player. it's an experience like nothing else i want to because i want to show what i think what i know about the beautiful game played great so what chance with. the base it's minute. welcome back the deposed president of the spanish region of catalonia has been detained by police in germany colors demand has fled his country after holding an independence referendum last october which madrid had ruled illegal and international arrest warrant was reissued on friday by spain where he's wanted on
charges of a belly and and sedition used a month detention has triggered protests in barcelona the crowds there have also been voicing their anger over a crackdown on other key figures in the end dependence movement thirteen of whom have also been charged in connection with the vote on cessation cessation the reports now on the arrest. the former catalan president colors pollution man has been detained in germany he's wanted in spain on charges of sedition and rebellion and was held after crossing the border from denmark on his way to belgium now german police have confirmed his arrest and he said to be in a local police station awaiting his legal team since this day pushing on his being on a visit to helsinki university in finland to give a lecture there on his way back to belgium jim authorities arrested him off to spain reissued his arrest warrant but his lawyer tweeted that he was returning to belgium to be of course at the disposal of the belgian justice system there he's
been living in self-imposed exile in belgium that's after leading the pro independence referendum last year which was deemed illegal by the spanish authorities this was a vote that caused tensions across the region with accusations of police violence as well now tensions have still been running high in the region with rallies taking place from time to time and calls for the release of other political prisoners as well as the return of colors could face up to thirty years in prison in spain and the spanish courts have already signed documents for extradition. the final results of the russian presidential election were announced on friday vladimir putin took seventy six percent of the vote to secure his fourth term in the kremlin and his decisive victory has already got many questioning just how long he might be in the top job for. thank you for the moment i'm not planning any constitutional changes we believe is going to serve us more this year do you think
you will be in the presidential seat until twenty thirty or the course if you change the constitution it's a good. solution but i think what you're saying is long. story the answer a lot and a hundred they result was putin's biggest ever election win with b. of a seven challenges left far behind the communist party's millionaire candidate pov again in finished second and ultranationalist firebrands ladder measuring off scale and liberal socialites any as thought chart came third and fourth respectively flamboyant and or on the docks hopefuls when the only highlight of the contest. i. tried to. cut. cut
cut cut. thanks. to the little bit. but one of the more unusual election highlights that grabbed attention was a pledge by the communists did he vows to shave off his mustache to figure out less than fifteen percent of the vote and well it's gone dating says that he hasn't seen himself without it for thirty years. front saw nationwide strikes on thursday as public sector workers vented their concerns over social and economic reforms student transport workers say president across proposals will make long term unemployment and low wages common place many
schools shut for the day and airports were also affected more than two hundred thousand people reportedly joined rallies with more demonstrations planned for april and may in paris the unrest escalated into clashes with police. i'm going to. ruin it but i want to you know we are not here to be violent we are here to protest democratically against the liberal politics of macro wanted by the car because without a market we disagree with the government we can't accept this reforms that's why we are always here with us which is the most like of course the promises he made i think it's absolutely not been fulfilled. some protesters on the paris rallies
threw rocks at the offices who responded with watercolor shola depends k was at one of the flashpoint areas. thousands of people have been marching in paris trying to make a voice discouraged to the government of president marcos saying they're unhappy with many of the ideals of p.c. ministration including that she was not one hundred and twenty thousand jobs in the five years of his presidency that have been some violent confrontations during this day strike in paris now where police caution to the protest is some suggesting that the police had used extreme violence and some of the protesters had been injured from the civil savants to the right way start to students or hit to voice their concerns with this current administration this is actually also the first over thirty seven days of strikes by the railways those strikes are going to take place
over the next few months until the end of june the way we were just saying this is the only way that they can get their voices heard and they will speak to raise that opposed to that line of work challenged even ski auti paris. well don't forget you can get in touch and share your thoughts on the day stories by following us on social media i'll be back in about thirty minutes with the latest i'll see about. 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 go meet the center of the beach but tell we're with you and we will show you all the great game the grid the game you are the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need
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