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but the scientists failed to pinpoint the source of the nerve agent used in the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter. we have no verify the precise source but we provided the scientific information to the government that after weeks of the u.k. and its allies squarely blaming russia resulting in the big political standoff and diplomatic expulsions right now. it amazes me how far russia his theory has come across tomorrow we're calling in a meeting to get the facts straight on this whole situation. clashes erupt in paris as rail workers launch a huge industrial strike against president to overhaul the state funded transport industry.
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this is our. pm live from moscow. the latest twists and turns in the script first the latest is the head of the british military lab says it has so far failed to determine the country of origin of the substance used to poison former russian agents cripple and his daughter a month ago that's despite the u.k. government nonetheless having already laid the blame firmly russia's doorstep. we have not verified the press a source but we've provided the scientific information to the government but you have not been able to establish at porton down that this was made in russia as i said it's our job to provide eight you know the scientific evidence that identifies what the particular nayar of each and is but it's not our job to see where that
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actually was manufactured so to be clear your not able at porton down to say where it is from we haven't yet been able to do that britain's foreign secretary boris johnson whoever pointed the finger at russia the scruple case partly based on the research of the porton down. but when i look at the the evidence from the people from from porton down they were absolutely categorical and i asked the guy so i said are you sure and he said that as they died shortly after the u.k. government seem to do a bit of damage control with a statement saying london always knew russia had a hand in the scruple case and this is the church has the latest as part of our team in the u k. almost immediately we're seeing some damage control taking place from the foreign office who have come out with a statement that says that this is only part of the intelligence picture they said that over the last decade russia has worked on ways to deliver agents probably for assassinations that russia has
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a record of assassinations and that it is quote our assessment that russia was responsible for this brazen and reckless act and as the international community agrees there is no other plausible explanation this despite the statements that have been now made here in the u.k. today and of course it's important to remember that this whole time all we've been hearing is that russia is to blame russia is culpable that it's highly likely that it went to there's no question that it's not russia still with no evidence proof or real facts or samples even provided to russia that it's been asking for however the accusations really have been harsh here in westminster it's highly likely that russia was responsible we do hold russia koku culpable culpable for the attempted murder case is culpable calling. and we think it will mean you like to do it was his decision so those were statements from the british prime minister from the u.k. foreign secretary also at some point throughout this whole ordeal we heard the u.k.
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defense minister say something like russia should shut off and go away in this kind of tone indicating no room for negotiation and there was one voice however which was the leader of the opposition party german corbet he wondered whether there is room for dialogue or conversation or at least providing some information to russia has resumed trace analysis been run on a some of the nerve agents and has not revealed any evidence as to the location of which production or the identity of which perpetrators. and the i.o.c. spending. does the prime minister agree that it is essential to maintain a robust with russia most of those questions certainly remained unanswered and russia hasn't seen samples or any of the questions that german corben had raised there in fact facing criticism himself or even asking those questions in parliament
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his position was extremely unpopular what we have at this point is again this is a war tory in the u.k. that are saying no proof of russia we don't know the source we know that there's a police investigation ongoing in the police have said quite recently that it's very likely to take weeks if not months we've also of course know that the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the o.p.c. w have been in the u.k. to conduct an investigation of their own russia has been asking to hear what they have found so all of these investigations ongoing yet the accusations have certainly come we before any facts have been presented so far and we discuss the labs findings on this latest twist to the scrupled case with a number of guests who are the fools. it's abject humiliation of the british government the prime minister and in particular boris johnson the foreign secretary in fact for him i believe this is
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a resigning matter because he didn't just join in the chorus of blame russia he lied on national television on the broadcast of the b.b.c. he said i have spoken to the guy porton down the very guy who made the statement today on behalf of porton down and he said the guy told him that it was russia that did it could only have been russia that did this was what's known a mistake it was a lie he now through wiki leaks that actually the u.k. and the us have been aware of the book which was show how a modern chemistry lab can make this particular next generation agent they've been u.k. and u.s. have been aware of the significance of that book and have been trying to suppress knowledge of that book so clearly for a decade now the u.k.
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and the us have known that it can be made elsewhere it appears that they have just rushed in as a p.r. type. action and i think that's really dangerous because we are in a fatal diplomatic situation with syria we have with the trade with the us and china as well i think it's a very reckless thing steve has done and i'm not quite sure why they did it i mean perhaps it's because of practice it wants to puff themselves off as a big animal in the ins i don't know but you know it's just not a terribly sensible thing to say you can't have done at this point. russia's been blamed before without any conclusive evidence being provided here's a look at how the russia did it equation works in the scriptural case.
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it's discussed the latest in the scriptural case on president putin's reaction to it earlier on when he spoke in ankara without his morgue as dave. well putin he's we didn't numerous times now on the script all case he said that you know scotland
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yard said that they had two months before the they established a clear picture of what exactly happened so it's a long investigation nevertheless putin said there is ease a media. campaign underway what was the mazes me how fast is anti russia hysteria has come about tomorrow we're calling in o.p.c. w meeting to get the facts straight on this whole situation which we have proposed at least twenty questions for their consideration we hope a final conclusion will be reached there as to what happened in so but of course we're interested in a comprehensive investigation the interesting thing to me putin said is that twenty countries no less than twenty countries have the capacity have advanced enough enough chemical programs to make the nova chocolate nerve agents there's there's a whole multitude dozens and dozens of different ones united under the name.
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initially the the initial i would it would just be maybe a couple of things shows that number's going well of course it was the what you got the picture you got from the media from british politicians is that no the talk easy question is the couple yes and the right only russia could make it we've had interesting revelations important down today the head was asked whether britain has its own stockpiles of newburgh chokes and he refused to answer the question he refused to comment here but he did add that nothing escaped nothing got out from his laboratory indicating that you know presumably britain does have its own stockpiles whether they synthesize them or procured them by other means because there's a whole wealth of evidence to support this i was talking to a number of. treat chemists research as in the military chemical laboratory here in moscow and they you know as experts they had
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a few interesting details to shift. took a certain as to the group of toxic agents known under the umbrella term of the chalk we first came across them in open sources back in two thousand and seven that's when the publication was made in the u.s. when multitude of formulas were included with as many as sixty toxic agents there each of them was assigned an index in the chemical expert system so they're all available in open sources these formulas and no secret. if it's really not a truck we're dealing with here i must say it's no real problem to synthesize such a toxic agent all the components needed to easily available on the open market the synthesis doesn't call for particular sophisticated procedures either any chemist specializing in organic chemistry would be able to make it. because when we have zero information and what toxic agent we're dealing with that is still
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possible to identify it applying a lot of resources and the process is likely to take a few weeks according to british authorities experts were able to do so very quickly so i assume the british chemists already had samples of such toxic agents at their disposal so that they could compare the pores in a tant with those samples i mean that was a great explanation but just in case there's any confusion basically what he's saying is that the fact that the british identified never took so fast means they had it in their database they had already measured it in the past they had the identification it's mass spectrum which is how they managed to identify it so quickly which of course you know sort of soils the theory that russia has the nutritional anciently that they didn't have that important exactly the head of porton down did not deny that they had in their possession over talks or that they had synthesized. develop them so plenty of twists and turns in this story
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emerged within the studio really up till now there's been no evidence presented to back up london's claims despite that some countries nonetheless and some organizations have been quick to side with the u.k. as been well documented expelling russian diplomats nato was no exception it ordered seven russian diplomatic staff to leave its age q russia's deputy foreign affairs minister and former permanent representative to nato told us he thinks the scriptural affair was likely another theory here devised to boost military spending maybe. i think this whole script case was concocted to prepare public opinion for the ever increasing amounts of money being spent on the military at present the military budgets of european nato members put together to approximately two hundred seventy billion if they achieve the two percent target that some will come to four hundred billion that would be ten times more than russia's military budget obviously such whopping amounts of money being spent on the military are liable to
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be the subject of heated public debate to make sure this goes down well you need the image of an enemy and a powerful one at that so it's crystal clear that this huge provocation that was carried out by the u.k. was intended to achieve this goal which is to add fuel to the flames of recent phobia which has recently begun to peter out as people are simply got tired of it having expelled russian diplomats nato is soaring off the branch they're sitting on as it were i can't believe they don't realize that in this turbulent time a lack of proper communication between the two powers in europe could potentially bring about very dangerous consequences but. now thanks to nato efforts we have a military dimension and these countries are now considered in russia's military planning nato countries are trying to find a balance between defense and dialogue but they have crossed the line. well as you mentioned the fallout from the scriptural poisoning case was brought up by vladimir putin during his meetings with the turkish leaders in iraq now doesn't really only
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want to react to us here in russia so let's go to a little bit trying to take assume more of the reaction that's come out tonight. well kevin you wished me good night about an hour ago but i'm here and i'm ready to tell you more things because we kept listening through the things that dmitri pascal vladimir putin's press secretary would saying but i'll go back to that a little later i just want to say that the russian president vladimir putin we learned about the comments from the laborde to really less than an hour before his press conference with top pair dawn and it looks like his assistants passed on the message to him right during the talks and perhaps that explains vladimir putin's reaction which was rather short and restraint but we asked journalist realize that
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the russian government had many more things to say about these latest conclusions by the lab so just as the president stopped talking we rushed to dmitri peskov who is one of our putin's press secretary as i've said and also a senior official in his administration and there were loads of colleagues there i can tell you indeed we heard the most harsh wards probably about you case in response to the poisoning of mr screwball a russian official has ever said. returns because thank you to written steer a bob this case will not be confirmed because it's impossible to confirm the u.k. so foreign minister who pin the blame on president putin will have to look in the eyes of his e.u. colleagues when he will have to apologize to russia somehow this idiocy has gone way to fall we're ready and we're rio i said it will not end at once but it's
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another to bill that would see more direct role in direct confirmation so good so the duty of the you case position thank you for you. moving on to the conflicts that are. unraveling somewhere closer to where i am right now i'm talking about the middle east i'm talking about syria surely that was brought up in the discussions between lot of our putin and type it all but the presidents of russia and turkey on wednesday will be joined by the iranian leader hassan rouhani these three countries are the guarantors of the peace process in syria it is thanks to them that now we can finally see light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to resolving the crisis in the war torn country but still there are many issues are resolved i guess it's fair to say a massive number of issues and hopefully will be here so hopefully we'll hear something about that tomorrow when the leaders speak to the journalists again all
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right well i won't tempt fate and wish you could not again and i see it later tonight in a betraying her for now than in ankara thank you for the uptick i spoke earlier to say but she'd international relations professor at anchor middle east technical university you stressed the importance to me of the partnership as he saw it between russia and turkey russia and turkey actually are the most important regional. trade partners here the contribution of russia into the turkish economy is getting higher and higher this is a very positive development through a regional conference in this respect to regional countries and one will power come to gether and they tried to prevent the territorial integrity or for syria. it was. spoken and now tomorrow there is another step where through their own regime is now getting stronger and the
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contrary should be called art should be structured. the serious business needed something a little lighter to break up the day the host didn't disappoint we can report for one point president or one photo of self at a sort of disadvantage as a bit of shuffling going on it is the two leaders were posing for photos with a group of young people took as president then though his is like difference in the male female lineup there were very good stood next to three young men and putin with three girls not fairy apparently thought and then a quick shuffle before the photos were finally there we go snap. one place next. fight fake news that the mission statement of the largest local broadcasting corporation in the us and its requirements present is to read out a scripted message to back that up the sinclair group which is know for its conservative stance owns almost two hundred stations across america it sent out
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a memo telling presenters to read out a certain statements carefully worded during their news programs they all had to say the same thing the script attacked the quote troubling trend of irresponsible one sided news stories plaguing our country as they put it his they would all look at if you watched every station and put it all together. the sharing of biased and false news here you can call to comment on the social media. recently or you would shoot first and fortunately the smugglers receive the. commission and control. for you and this is really dangerous towards marci but i got the message across the broadcast to states the project served no political agenda but the initiatives drawn outrage across the mainstream media with many saying that in fact the message supports donald trump's narrative that some popular outlets are spreading fake news up it comes the president has also stepped
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into the spot than to defend the sinclair route he once again describes c.n.n. and n.b.c. is dishonest fake news networks and that's not his they should we've heard before as jacqueline berger explains russian media is a beacon of honesty truth and integrity we work hard to maintain our outstanding level of work unlike foreign outlets who lie i love putting. well stop my mind. spicy with irish that's the assumption many in the west make about russian media fully controlled broadcasts with angers and correspondents forced to read a pre-prepared scripts no details left to chance so much of it is state funded after all but in the us where so many channels are corporate owned it must be different right sinclair broadcast group which owns almost two hundred television stations and broadcast on around six hundred channels proudly proclaims its mission statement that it provides stories that make a difference the key to our success is concentrated says one alert protecting them
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. on all platforms well and its recent promos there's not much of a choice or a difference it seems the sharing of biased and false news has become a call to comment on the social media world. recently are going through with first unfortunately the summers and receive. the solicitor. general. of the usa and this is really dangerous towards our see as you can see anchors from different channels reading the same script there which was by the way leaked to some media outlets and it looks like they only had to fill in their names hi and i'm be our greatest responsibility is to serve the whole northwest communities. and if you look closely you'll notice an absence of certain colors and their wardrobes that's no accident they were given specific instructions on how to dress in order to look neutral the goal is to look apolitical neutral nonpartizan
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yet professional black or charcoal suits from an females should wear yellow gold magenta sign not devoid red blue or purple because everyone knows that magenta is the color that gives you and your bias away apart from these promo sinclair also distributes what's known as must run segments to their stations so all the propaganda finger is so often pointed at russia it looks like we actually have quite a bit to learn starting with my wardrobe. former f.b.i. deputy director andrew mckay who was fired by president trump just a day before he was actually due to retire as reached out to the people of america are asking for money but he's not going to spend a penny of the cash she's managed to raise on himself. but but. but but. but but.
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german prosecutors are asking for colleagues projective on the former cattle and leader to be extradited to spain where he's wanted to call for rebellion and sedition he was arrested by german police at spain's request more than a week ago while returning to belgium where he'd fled after catalonia failed independence bid last october germany has about two months to reach a decision put him on could face up to thirty years in jail if he's found guilty he is reportedly now considering applying for asylum in germany however lawyers say the chances that would override the european arrest were slim to politicians from germany's left party visited the former leader in catalonia in custody this is what he most latterly had to tell him. i'm not going to go we shouldn't twice when one puts on your computer. and you think about all that prime time katla the independent supporters have been rallying again in berlin
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demanding which won't be released from custody in germany some cattle and leaders also joined the protest we spoke to a member of the german left party martin doul he told us any way to solve the standoff between barcelona and madrid is through dialogue. between notional street journal governments just recently responsibility to find a way. different actors can negotiate instead of criminalize this is this really what we don't like if you want political actor in the country it's criminal at least. to a goal which is very rich it should be different than criminalization of the. real solution. to it. of women rallied in yemen on monday against the actions of the saudi led coalition there. my i have been angered by the alleged
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rape of a local girl according to several you have an entry i was a soldier fighting in the satellites coalition is responsible the same time as a rally a coalition air strike on a port claimed the lives of several civilians warning him i find some of the following images disturbing. baghdad as it was we were home having breakfast safe and sound when the coalition hit the apartment building and a neighbor was in his car and he left it in randori and when he came to take his family while the second strike hit women were running in all directions it was a huge strike. and there are. not any hearing or any more. we are not currently working with aid ourselves but as we just said that we know
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that people are struggling people are tough to travel the long distances to the hospitals or medical centers. in any case many hospitals have temperatures out there working what we have seen in the last year is the urgency of the cholera outbreak the. big cholera outbreak later all the stadia out rick these are clear signs that the situation is good that at your age that there is still a lack of access to care luckily it lacks a little access to vaccination medication so for the restrictions of imports that are needed to actually to be released it as well as to a low for vital supplies of food food fuel to enter into the country and. governments donor governments must jews that we provide to kids when stuka. as these were the news of the airstrike comes days after the u.s.
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defense secretary told reporters that the pentagon is advising saudi arabia on how to avoid civilian casualties in yemen the u.s. has a long history of supporting the coalition including weapons sales with more hawkins' the yemeni civil war has been described as the worst manmade humanitarian crisis in decades it will surprise all parties involved want a swift effective resolution also they say it will continue to work together for the stability of the region reinvigorate. the revolution or in yemen. you would regard perhaps this supporter as part of the whole ending the war plan the peaceful resolution may come later and attempt in the u.s. senate to limit military support ultimately failed some will argue that american troops are not out there shooting and getting shot at well please tell him to the people of yemen whose homes and lives are being destroyed by weapons made in the
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usa on targets chosen with u.s. assistance general mattis argues that sending less arms to the region could actually do more harm than good and interesting take given that amnesty international drew precisely the opposite conclusion citing a correlation between arms flows into the conflict hotspots and mounting civilian casualties the question though of how exactly the u.s. military ensures their support stays in line with the u.s. values remains open does sit com track the purpose of the missions that it is refueling what targets it strikes and the results of that mission senator we do not ok on the up side according to amass that are true or the saudis are making progress and learning lessons from their u.s. counterparts we've provided training to the saudis and law of armed conflict how to conduct operates.

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