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the pay is accused of going too far in its claims as russia's foreign minister pushes for over the poisoning of a forward double agent and his daughter in britain. the white house could set the scene for a meeting between donald trump of live putin as information transpired smart phone call between the two leaders. also coming up the militants on the move in the syrian city of. damascus says hundreds of people left the area on monday following an evacuation deal with rebel groups. being slammed for its military's handling of protests at the gaza border that's left seventeen dead and more than a thousand injured the harshest criticism so far is coming from the turkish leader . who you're an occupier and it is as an
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occupier that you are on those lands at the same time you're a terrorist. by the very good evening it's nine pm monday night here in moscow my name is kevin are you watching out international with this and latest thirty minute updates starting with this story the russian foreign minister says that the u.k. is going too far with its accusations over the poisoning of sergei scriptural and his daughter and will eventually have to provide answers he says to the questions posed by russia is some of what sergei lavrov had to say with correspondent down off as well expanding on it with my colleague colleen bray. beauty of that if you will not be possible to get away from answering the questions since the obvious now and what else is obvious is no british colleagues have gone too far with this game which the russian foreign minister has
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a focused in detail on everything going on in this case first and foremost he said that he's very glad that the daughter of the russian citizen yulia is recovering and he's also said that he hopes that her father is on the mend to also he has stressed that russia still has a lot of questions that has asked repeatedly but which remain unanswered pretty much russia even wrote an official mail in official letter to the o.p.c. w. those questions include some technical details that russia has inquired to the c.w. asking them what information the u.k. has passed to the u.n. nobody regarding the investigation because this is something that london is refusing to share with moscow and whether or not the o.p.c. w. in turn will be sharing that with russia russia's been asking these questions since day one since this horrible incident took place what does russia hope to get any answers to any of these quest will in fact russia is hoping to get some answers as early as this wednesday because this is when the o.p.c. w.
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members are meeting and this is a summit initiated by russia so this is why sergey lavrov hopes to get at least something out of the u.n. body on wednesday. in the booty of our british colleagues to answer the questions only one thing it's a work of fiction and be more specific. and so in general the russian foreign minister has expressed concern about the bloc of countries who seem to have agreed to pin everything on moscow because in their opinion it seems it's not an investigation into who is behind the assassination attempt but more like russia did or did give a direct order to its agents to go and assassinate sergei screw. powell and his daughter or whether or not russia just lost track of the nerve agent did mr lavrov have anything to say about how russia's going to respond to those claims well he said that russia has no motive in this that russia that for at least
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a decade russia has no beef with the script because in two thousand turned that's when the double agents what took place between moscow and london so that that's pretty much what closed the book on this for russia and in terms of the news coverage even though we're really no further forward weeks on from all this it's really not stopped the headlines spinning and spinning out of the media the reviving the story and they're basically using standard playbook like when you don't know what to say when the seems that everything has slowed down significantly you bring sources have a listen source briefed on the investigation tell c.n.n. they believe a move like that was to sort of agent and likely needed kremlin approval so when you are citing a source it means that you have some inside information from the investigation and it's not clear why this c.n.n. or. how come it is this sophisticated attack and if it is sophisticated it's supposed to be performed and carried out on
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a very professional level if it's professionals who are behind it and in this case it looks very sloppy because both targets are not just alive but the getting better they are recovering so russia is indeed intending to get its its questions answered into ending to get answers to its questions and so he's hoping to get those as early as wednesday. geopolitics author david swanson told us that despite information being scarce the media's already though delivered its verdict. well it's not as you dish will procedure this is not something brought to arbitration this is not the world court this is an accusation through the media and so russia is not being told very much and the public is not being told very much and of course that makes many of us yep tacl but we just can't know whether the accusations are true or not until we're shown some evidence
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a number of western countries say the entire world is on their side against russia . patience is wrong for wearing thin with president putin and his actions we stand with our british allies and the rest of the civilized world in denouncing the brazen and brutal chemical attack carried out against the united kingdom it has become clear that russia is behind this put to kill innocent civilians with the banned nerve agent. so let's check out the map and take a look at that global backing the petition american officials say they have over the nerve agent attack in solsbury it seems many countries showing with support nato members for a start but even among them there is still some uncertainty is david swanson again . well i think they think of themselves as the world the international community which is always just a handful of nations that calls itself that but you know in the united states here we've become very used to baseless accusations against russia and so some of us are
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very skeptical regardless of the position taken by our governments we can't know whether an accusation is true or not until they show us some evidence and rather than showing us some evidence they're working on expelling diplomats and pressuring other countries to expel diplomats which seems like a way to cut off communications or you diplomats jobs are to interact when there are disagreements and if you get rid of them you're talking about not having communications other than by means of of military force. and made worsening relations than between russia and the west there could be some good news to report on the horizon washington and the white house could host a meeting between the u.s. and russian president with more on that. well here are the latest details on last month's phone call between president putin and president trump now back on march twentieth donald trump called to congratulate president putin on his reelection
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this move was criticized by many in the american media according to the russian aide to president putin and the white house spokesperson a bilateral meeting was planned during the phone call but today we've learned that during that conversation trump invited president putin to visit washington d.c. but just as a reminder the phone call happened before the u.s. expelled sixteen russian diplomats over the poisoning of a russian expire with russia being blamed for it of course and then russia responded in a tit for tat measure announcing the expulsion of sixty u.s. diplomats but the kremlin says that no meeting preparations have been made at the time but according to president putin's aide the white house was discussed as one of the possible venue's so we'll just have to see how this all plays out. other than the evacuation of militants from the syrian city of duma a nice to do tourism the way according to the russian defense ministry russia earlier announced that
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a preliminary deal had been reached with the judge rebel group which operates in that city over four hundred militants on monday reportedly left last rebel stronghold in the besieged area shouldn't mohammad ali he was in damascus told us the latest and only evacuation. the first batch of. militants to started leaving the town of doom and eastern. according to the syrian state news agency sana at least eight buses with over four hundred individuals on board those include both militants and their families and make up the first batch of vicious already exited eastern i will talk through and watch the dean campaign exit which is a couple of kilometers away from from duma and the buses are now lining up at the outskirts of east and will talk picking up more militants oppositionists down and their families it is expected that at least fifty buses will be exiting from dumas the final number is set on the outskirts of east on the water they will be heading
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towards most in northern syria the border town in the northern countryside of a look at this will be the first batch following of course reaching a deal brokered by russia between the syrian army and this particularly militant group according to reports coming from inside duma there is a kind of division among the group leaders of this militant group on getting out or not but eventually it seems that the deal has been reached and they have started getting out in the boonies resistance movement has been low on its social media accounts published some of the items of this the. militants will have to surrender their heavy and medium weapons to the syrian army before leaving they can only take with them and their individual light weapons like clash in the gulf or something also very important item in the deal is regarding the fate of thousands of both the civilians and army personnel kidnapped by just as in the past five or six
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years believe those are believed to be believed to be inside the prisons official particularly and to a prison inside duma according to that report the deal stipulates that there will be a work team formed and it will be headed by russia and included there will be representatives of the syrian government and also representatives. of states which are guarantors and their standard tanks meaning iran and turkey on supervising the process of the release of those kidnapped civilians and on the personnel. from.
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israel's reached an agreement with the un refugee agency to send more than sixteen thousand african migrants to western countries a previous plan to return them to safer countries in africa floundered. it's a unique agreement with the states of israel which removes sixteen thousand two hundred fifty people out of the zero two developed countries such as canada germany and italy. now this comes after under the radar talks that resulted in a new plan being put forward their plan was put together by the israeli government the united nations high commissioner for refugees and other interested parties it scraps a previous plan that the israeli government was planning to carry out and that would have seen refugees in this country been presented with one of two options on the one hand they would have to agree to be deported to a third african country there was
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a sweetener of three thousand five hundred dollars per refugee as well as a plane ticket but however if they refuse that they would then have to face the option of prison now that plan was was refuted by human rights groups by thousands of israelis who for the past few months have been taking to the streets to protest against it netanyahu nast saying that their plan is no longer feasible because of legal constraints and political difficulties what we understand now are moving forward is that it will be the responsibility of the united nations human rights commissioner to find homes and look after these refugees who are being sent to western countries and in addition another eighteen thousand will remain illegally inside this country now germany and italy are both countries that are already favorite destination is for refugees if you look at the figures from last year for example germany registered more than one hundred eighty six thousand refugees and italy in the same time period saw one hundred twenty thousand refugees arriving on
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the shores via boat so those are all countries that already are facing the problems of refugees and now they have the additional refugee numbers that are being sent to them from israel so no doubt they will have more responsibility and more challenges moving forward. keeping track of more developed. on this story this is new the attorney for a ministry has given some response they say italy hasn't received any kind of request regarding migrants and stress that the deal is strictly between israel and the un's refugee agency to get to hear more will bring it to it next stories regarding israel next to the country being slammed for how its military is handling ongoing protests at the garza border the so-called palestinian march of returns already left seventeen killed more than a thousand injured over the course of the last three days.
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the. different. people demonstrating in the world that. was actually killed by soldiers. so.
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the annual march of return as a demonstration denouncing what palestinians view as israeli occupation thousands of them pitched tents across five locations along the gaza border where they're expected to stay for the coming weeks well they didn't condemned israel's actions but they were accused of double standards in return by the israeli prime minister taking up more of the snow you'll hawkins reports. this isn't the first incident of mass palestinian casualties in clashes with the i.d.f. tragically it won't be the last the border violence had barely stopped before the criticism of israel's actions came thick and fast from all directions the u.n. secretary general was quick to call for a full investigation he used foreign affairs chief wasn't far behind israel though is having none of it the army was doing its job if anything the soldiers that fired live bullets into the crowd deserve a medal according to the country's defense minister and investigation no child ignore the murder of hundreds of thousands of civilians in the middle east but when
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israel neutralize these sixteen terrorists they convene an emergency meeting of the un security council the i.d.f. will not cooperate with any investigative committee let them investigate the murders of half a million people in syria and tens of thousands in libya sudan and yemen no punches polled and some may say he does have a point multiple e.u. states have taken part in nato or u.s. led interventions in libya and syria which have contributed to civilian losses and of course they also continue to arm saudi arabia that's the spite the catastrophic situation yemen but some world leaders return the focus to friday's brutal violence on the gaza border with president the one branding it an inhumane attack and prime minister netanyahu didn't let this go on answered the most moral army in the world will not be lectured by those who had indiscriminately bomb civilian populations for years apparently this is how april fools' day celebrated an anchor on
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a thinly veiled reference to turkey's tough line on kurdish groups who label terrorists or perhaps the turkey's ongoing military operations in northern syria triggering a further response from the turkish president. hey netanyahu you're an occupier and it is as an occupier that you are on those lands at the same time you are a terrorist and the e.u. itself wasn't exempt from the turkish president's rhetoric don't throw stones from a glass house. one month's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter is an older dog but today it seems human life has become less valuable than political expediency or a good soundbite still to come this monday evening from moscow protesters been out in force in germany today to show their support for the former leader of spain's separatist catalonia region we've got but coming up.
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again folks watching out international supporters of catalan independence have been protesting in berlin and demanding the leader of catalonia be released from custody in germany karla's purged amount was arrested more than a week ago by german police he's facing extradition to spain still where he's wanted for rebellion and sedition after last october's independence referendum people from across germany were joined by catalan politicians at the rally in berlin that they're demanding the release of what they see as political prisoners for a crackdown on the separatist movement by madrid activists at the protests were not the only people backing the former head of catalonia two politicians from germany's left party went to visit the morning prison and they interviewed it seems the
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former leader says that it's unfair to criminalize the independent movement. i'm not going you know we can't twice one can turn on a competent. you the one that. a member of the german left party told us the only way to solve the standoff between catalonia madrid is through dialogue between notional street german government does result in a responsibility to find a way these different actors can negotiate instead of criminalize this is just what we don't like if we want political actors and treats criminal law at least. to all which is very rich it should look different when even criminalisation of the. real solution.
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to. the world's two largest economies china and the u.s. appear to be on the brink of a new trade war after beijing increased tariffs or more than one hundred american products the measures are in direct response to an american increase on imported steel and a million from china last month the charges target american food products now than including pork wine and fruit tariffs are expected to increase by up to twenty five percent could be worth three billion dollars a year to beijing the unstable trade relations have investors rightly worried as u.s. stocks dipped after reopening from the easter holidays but despite the tension donald trump still sees china as a friend when it comes to dealing with north korea i view them as a friend i have tremendous respect for president xi they have a great relationship they're helping us a lot in north korea and that's china international relations lecturer ching hamstrung told us they'll be no winners though in this big
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trade war if it kicks off. if you look at what's what are the chinese government trying to do the target certain billion u.s. export to china and the specifically targeted u.s. agriculture project and is why i'm sure harm the u.s. interest by heat trump supporters because it was all states will produce agricultural products leg through it and meat and you are the one who supports farm and they were the ones in the trunk to the white house of china's back in china trying to park harm like trying supporters in order to see find a better deal as white house so i did a trade war everybody's going to do is there's no winners through those kind of. mission and. sixteen thousand people many of them children living in slums across france may be facing a vicks winter amnesty on forced removals is no expired and next to charlotte dubinsky reports tonight many face an uncertain future. for many spring is
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a welcome change from the winter but for others the prospect of warmer weather means only one thing they're at risk of losing the roof over their head every year front's has what's known as the winter truce between november first and march thirty first landlords cannot forcibly evict tenants that includes people who live in slums and shanty towns like these we try to speak to the residents in one camp they refuse as they're afraid of being like then to fight and expelled but we had to journalists here before they filmed and then people were expelled sorry sorry who we've just moved over from the camp because they've told us they don't want us to film what we saw though it's something you'd expect to see in a developing country squalid living conditions shanty towns where across france thousands of people are living like that you wouldn't think this was one of the
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richest countries in europe the place is the reality for some people in france in two thousand and eighteen it's estimated around sixteen thousand people live in almost six hundred shanty towns in france more than a third of children in and around the city of non there are about forty sites many have been set up by room communities authorities have said roma people have a very different lifestyle to the french in other words they don't fit in and many a force from the makeshift homes and depleted despite the fact that the e.u. citizens and entitle to freedom of movement the un rights chief has slammed france's policy as punitive and destructive in another roma site where welcomed in one man tells me they could be expelled at any time you have been here five years ground that does not belong to us it belongs to the city maybe we will be expelled
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from here. around fifty people live in the camp including children and expectant mothers if i have one daughter and i'm waiting for another baby there are no properly even conditions we don't have a home it's cold for the children in winter because of the cold they get thin i'm shown around by antonio you see him living like this seems to be a badge of honor what i tell you can appeal period and they are only here to free this country france does it but if local authorities get their way he could be soon moved on charlotte even ski r.t. note. the thought on this though political analyst nicholas markovitch told us that french authorities are already paying too much attention to the roma community instead of solving the problems of millions of french people living on the edge of poverty you must not forget what the situation is in france today according to some
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figures between five and nine million french we're talking about up to fourteen percent of the french population which is poor today i think a lot of the cameras which are focusing today on these migrant caps or rama camps you should go see how some french live in the suburbs this and go see how some french live in the farmers this search term a situation where people are living wage under one thousand euros per month in terrible situations and then we're going to say well we're going to open the borders and more poor people are going to come and we have no strategy for the poor french and we have no strategy for the poor immigrants so i think this we have to point the finger at the french politicians whether they be from the right or from the left these past twenty thirty years they've had the same open door policy and now we've reached the limits and unfortunately this is very chaos in many cities today. well he took stories twenty four seventh's news are up so far my name is kevin i would just a quick plug for the fact you can get instant news alerts for us of course only
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