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the. palestinian officials say one person has been killed as great march of returned protests along the gulf of border with israel continued friday as the u.s. prepares to controversially move its israeli embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem on monday. for a mass protest in iran follows prison terms decision to pull out of the iranian nuclear deal he's also facing mounting criticism over the move not only from opponents in the u.s. but also from european allies. i think it's not right to you know what i'm reading hands on deal that was agreed upon us that was not approved in the u.n. security council that diminishes conflict in the international order what they would want to be vassals that would have been a blind lead to what americans tell them do we want us europeans to say that we have economic interests. and artie speaks exclusively to an activist who was
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aggressively manhandled and detained after speaking out against the confirmation of the new cia director joining the senate. this is r.t. international. anti israeli demonstrations along the gaza border are continuing as part of the palestinian so-called great march of return one person has been killed and around fifty wounded according to palestinian officials of the last six weeks the movement has reportedly left almost fifty palestinians dead and thousands more wounded as israeli forces dispersed crowds along the border fence our local correspondent is on the ground. palestinian protesters shifted to the right of the fence and what happened that that israeli forces just started firing tear gas
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a lot of tear gas was was ship fired on these protesters so the protesters came back here and the police three thousand palestinian protesters are very very very close friends at least the forty palestinian protesters have been injured so far holliston youth protesters said that they won't go home today without breaking the fence so we have been seeing a lot of attempts that to break the fence and days readies fired a lot of cute guys to try to disperse all these protesters tensions are escalating a lot of tear gas since the morning a life of love a lot of live ammunition and there was a palestinian child who was injured from any as had protesters have been flying kites with the palestinian flags and we saw the israeli soldiers at targeting these flags with live ammunition we were talking to that some people of the committee of organizing the fourteenth and the fifteenth they said that there will be thousands
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and thousands of kites with the palestinian flags and to what is obvious that the palestinians are are serious about what is going to happen on the fourteenth and the fifteenth today is just the last friday of the great march of return but the fourteenth of and the fifteenth are expected to be a very very very tough days for the palestinians have also recently started resulting to a new form of violent protest touching firebombs to colleagues and flying them over the border fence into israeli territory. israeli different defense forces stated that they will continue to operate against the protests which they call a terrorist act inspired by hamas and as the u.s. readies to move its embassy to jerusalem on monday protests along clue to intensify the un's now warning of potential escalation. i'm particularly worried about today and becoming this with the u.s. embassy moved to jerusalem on monday and with the planned protests and girls won't
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take this opportunity again to call in israel to be very careful and calibrated of them would use force in addressing the protesters and goes but also call on us and believers of the protests from gaza to prevent friction to prevent situations of which provoke issues can happen the diplomatic switch to jerusalem was first announced last year sparking deadly protest in palestine as well as condemnation across the globe the city has long been a place of contention it's regarded as a holy site in several religions however israel claims it as its capital. i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel was. was. was.
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was was the. should europe nothing more than a quote vassal to america that's the disturbing question posed by a senior french minister it comes as anger runs high in europe following donald trump's decision to ditch the iran nuclear deal hopelessly duty europe needs to create new systems that will defend its interests what do we want to be bustles that would have paid blindly to what americans tell them or do we want us europeans to say that we're having economic interests and we want to have economic relations with iran inside the brain work of a strategic deal with iran it which includes a ransom announcing of nuclear weapons within that this is the right way to go and so we continue to do business with iran. strong words from the french finance
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minister there but he isn't the only one in europe that's been vocal in their criticism of donald trump over the decision to pull the united states out of the euro run nuclear deal angela merkel never want to give a press conference unless she really has to or she's actually issued two statements in as many days expressing her disappointment in donald trump's decision this is the latest this and i think it's not right to unilaterally cancel a deal that was agreed upon that that was an unlovely approved in the security council that is ministers come from international order. and it. is money if we always say that if we don't like a. new international order that everyone will do what they feel that's bad news for the one it it is that it isn't just the german chancellor though that is coming out in making the statement she's presenting a united front along with the french president. he spoke on thursday also he said
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that no nation should have the right to be able to upset the global order and said that all countries have to respect international law no matter who they were in it is never good for us to break the laws that we ourselves helped to create why because how can you convince powers that occasionally use force or violence that don't respect international law to follow our example when we don't even follow that example ourselves. well those two leaders have been criticizing donald trump's decision quite publicly whereas if we look to the european union what the reaction has been from brussels well we've heard from federica maka raney she's the e.u. her representative for foreign affairs that's pretty much the closest thing the e.u. has to a foreign minister she said that as far as the e.u. were concerned the deal would be adhered to she said that your run was sticking to their side of the deal and that the you would stick to theirs the agreement with
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iran and its nuclear deal is not a bilateral agreement it is a multilateral project which represents in achievement of the world it is now interest to fulfill it because it is a guarantee of our safety tough to say whether this is confidence or just blind optimism from ms mockery. she says that the european union will stick to their side of the deal we'll have to see if they do that how that is taken in washington because donald trump of course said that if any country was helping iran or that they could potentially face sanctions i think you know i could see what happens when you see inside and also what the reaction to that would be from the u.s. side as well. georgia international affairs and defense spokesman for the la france in sumi party believes that this could be a make or break moment for the e.u. in its relations with washington. macro and micro were in washington they said that
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they were trying to convince him not to change the agreement but until now is the boss is showing of the boss so. if they do not show any independence here. nothing will change the reduced be a small region of the huge us empire but if they act as the it sounds that they will act which is good they will react and say that they will continue. this a woman who with iran maybe it will be the very first. offer a true european union pendants just days after the u.s. pulled out of the deal washington imposed a new round of sanctions against several iranian individuals and companies that these new measures started to put the screws on european companies doing business with tehran as well arty's daniel bushell explains so sanctions are back iran
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probably doesn't care much it's had them in one shape or other for for decades washington shooting itself and our allies in the foot surely not. the youth and way over ten billion euro of stuff to iran last year relationship in full bloom corporate giants now licking wounds include the biggest hitters on the continent from volkswagen to british airways air bus may be worst hit it signed a nineteen billion dollars deal with tehran just two years ago three billion more with as a man airlines why should europe care if trump quits the iran deal because he can make it your problem to write off the trumps announcement on his very first day on the job new u.s. ambassador to burley and tweeted the following all minutes threat as donald trump said u.s. sanctions will target critical sectors of iran's economy german companies doing business in iran should wind down operations immediately issuing national threats
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via twitter seems trump picks people in his own image but this time he's crossed a diplomatic red line my advice after a long ambassadorial career explain your country's policies and lobby the host country but never tell the host country what to do if you want to stay out of trouble germans are eager to listen but they will resent instructions welcome to our country sir i'm looking forward to a good cooperation by the way this excludes threatening german companies for a policy announced by your president ignoring core security interests of europe here we have the entire nature of the transatlantic alliance of the order for the sham that it is because this is not and i and equal partners and friends successive european governments have actually claimed it is indeed their relationship between i hate you morning behave math washington and its utopian satellites and sure this
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has all kinds of ramifications certainly more than economic ramifications for those companies so long as it helps the u.s. economy right trumps the businessman after all he must know how to oil the wheels of trade apparently not. gas prices of topped the psychological benchmark of two dollars eighty a gallon almost a painful fifty cents up in just a year and u.s. employers are hurting too just weeks after trump's election boeing toasted a seventeen billion dollars deal for eighty u.s. built jetliners to iran but when bragged about it in line with trump's favorite mantra i will take jobs back. to jobs or jobs good jobs and even great jobs jobs jobs today's agreement will support tens of thousands of u.s. jobs directly and nearly one hundred thousand u.s. jobs in the u.s.
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aerospace value stream for the food course of deliveries jobs jobs jobs no more future deals go on existing contracts scrapped u.s. workers on your bike so who take their place iran's already struck billion dollar deals with russian playmaker suhoor china's all over iran like a rash huge energy deals you railroads and lending cold hard cash iran has a strategy. of alliance with the russians and the chinese ones if. europeans leave. if. american companies leave what happens is that iran is going to substitute the u.s. with russia and china anger has been vented on the streets of tehran a stars and stern down to denounce president terms decision to tear up the around
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you. of course. was. following washington's criticism they ran fired back saying the u.s. itself is never fulfilled its commitments under the agreement that was struck three years ago we discussed the issue with political analyst side mustapha. percepts and here in tehran is that the europeans are trying to play the good cop after the u. worse with all the major part of the concessions that you always do receive on the deal is gone right now although the united states never abided by its commitments and they remain only over the paper that the sanctions were removed mainly over the paper but still that pork is gone right now and the europeans are offering
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you on the with of part of the concessions that he was to receive that's exactly why iranians are so adamant to you know future of this deal and they don't want to continue because they're mostly. is reportedly facing new limitations that include bans on phone calls and even visitors this is according to wiki leaks the whistleblowing group that he co-founded restrictions come as his fate is being negotiated by u.k. and ecuador in authorities his internet access is still blocked we have had talks who are interested in solving this issue is aware that ecuador is exhausting all after his body diplomatic means. in march songes internet use was restricted after he tweeted criticism of the u.k.'s response to the poisoning of sergei and. it's been almost six years since the wiki leaks founder had to seek asylum in the ecuadorian embassy in london during this time assad was visited by many friends
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including celebrity guests and the press but it looks like now he doesn't have that option on the table. ok let's separate a guess that can speak to human rights activist peter tatchell kind of joins me this evening piece it things have really sort of turned around now because at one point i think the embassy was seen as being his savior maybe to some extent and now it's looking a bit more like an oppressor if those restrictions which we've just talked about true. he's not able to meet people not able to use the phone is none the worse than even being in prison because you get some of those things that are. well absolutely ecuador granted during our sons' political asylum it granted him a safe haven in london embassy and it granted him citizenship with all the rights that go with the ship including freedom of association and freedom of expression get those rights have now been unilaterally abrogated by the ecuadorian government
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you're absolutely right. and is affectively being held incommunicado he can't communicate with the outside world and the outside world cannot communicate with him that is our more draconian restriction that even terrorists or rapists experience in prison they do have a right to communicate. science does not so this is a very very backward step which goes quite clearly against ecuador own guarantee of human rights and free expression and as i said the situation really does seem to have changed considerably from the beginning of the stay there he was really i think treated as well as somebody who is kind of a defacto imprisons could be now it's almost as if they're trying to force him out by making it is uncomfortable as possible why this change in approach why is it
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happening. well that certainly is the way it looked at looks like the ecuadorian government wants to get rid of journalists so it is making his stay in the embassy as uncomfortable in secure and base restrictive as they possibly can now the reason for doing this well none of us know but i would have thought that there must be some external pressure be exhausted exerted on the ecuadorian government by either britain or the united states they've got to be some leverage somehow that's forced this change of policy and i'm really disappointed that it's good or ian's who took a very courageous stand in defense of julian's right to pull the asylum. back tracking and making his life complete hell and misery peter just purely innocent have any rights in this situation because the conditions we're hearing he's now
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going to be living in a more akin to solitary confinement is there any action he can take a look at him get some help well of course he could as an ecuadorian citizen file a judicial application in ecuadorian courts to challenge these restrictions on the grounds that they violate ecuador's own guarantees for its citizens to enjoy freedom of association and freedom of expression but that could take weeks or months so he really is stuck between a rock and a hard place and there's no apparent easy obvious or swift solution that could also sits in continued dialogue with the u.k. i think it's fairly safe to say that what the u.k. wants is not particularly in the interest of julian assange where do you see that dialogue heading. well right now it seems to be stuck in an impasse.
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the ecuadorian government has been in dialogue with the british government ever since the swedish authorities announced they were not further proceeding with the allegations of sexual assault against. dialogue been going on for weeks and months so far it has produced nothing so the prospect of ever producing anything i think is rather remote i think this is just. a nod by the ecuadorians to suggest there that they're trying to resolve things but for whatever reason that does not seem possible otherwise the previous months of negotiation with the british government would have produced a result they haven't and there is no prospect of them getting a result in the near future either and in the meantime julian is only becomes increasingly detached from the outside world great to speak to peter appreciate your very frank views as always peter tatchell my guest human rights activist.
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in other news at least six people have been killed in a reported saudi airstrike in the yemeni capital that's according to local officials a word of warning you may well find the pictures were about to show you disturbing . video agency film the ensuing rescue operation you can see many people trapped in a collapsed building local might explain the strike hit a home and the shop many journalists are saying it was more details about the rescue effort. in this video is old the kids that were trapped under the. rubble they were from one family which was targeted by so did that. they've been under the rubble for hours because the saudi has befriended scooter from reaching the site and we have seen in some of this video that one of the a girl called this a all which was crying and she was asking for some water just imagine she has been
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waited for waiting for hours. and she was thursday she couldn't feel how the body and she thought that she was not injured and you can see totally in the footage. that was broadcast by many local t.v. channels that she was really really badly injured by this so-called so would be. we sent a request to the coalition in yemen asking for comment about the recent strikes so far we've had no response a spokesperson for the saudi coalition's previously their goal was to restore yemen's legitimacy and to make the country safe and secure but according to human rights groups the bombing campaign has resulted in a grave crisis in the country saudis have repeatedly insisted they target the rebels not civilians the same says that he has evidence to the contrary those bombs were brought to me by children in that area just imagine i mean this yellow
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bright color just went out on their home in their villages i mean i want to ask the u.s. ambassador to the united nations or supplying this bomb to the soviet coalition the only country that actually is using this bomb on yemen the only country that i mean i have a blockade in yemen the only fight it. that on the sky in yemen there are so do you fight that you get that out of fuel but you as a jet and the only thing that they like is they've skated on both is what type of missile that the yemenis or the whole the i have. and i have to this too was violently score to down to the u.s. senate hearing and detained on wednesday has now been released outside the courtroom seventy nine year old cia veteran ray mcgovern showed the bruises he claimed were caused by security offices it was among the group which were interrupted that session to denounce the controversial nominee you see a chief in a hospital. was. the first resisting my many respects
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in. there to stop resisting. this is ready to stop hurting our young justice. are you. following that incident ray mcgovern was charged with resisting arrest and disrupting congress he explained why he decided to speak out against the appointment of the new cia director nobody's hero you know what we're trying to do you do is to be patriots now as an army officer first and then as a government employee with the cia i took just one solemn oath ok that was just for to defend the constitution the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic now i've checked actually i have checked with lawyers does that. and this is the only oath we take doesn't always have an expiration date. guess
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what it does. tackling the opioid epidemic has become a top priority for the trump administration with overdose deaths rising sharply in recent years part of the plan is to cut back on prescriptions for the drug smear com explains. the crisis in the us has reached the point where the drug enforcement administration itself says it should be doing a better job the united states continues to be affected by a national opioid epidemic which has been spurred in part by the rise of opioid prescribing and misuse the da can and must do better let's quickly break it down in a span of seventeen years two hundred thousand people have died as a result of overdose deaths involving opioids increase for times from ninety nine to twenty sixteen and the da blames doctors indiscriminate prescribing can endanger
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patients' lives doctors take an oath to do no harm and provide the best care for their patients but is it fair to pin the blame on doctors when it's the d e a itself that registers individuals and companies to sell controlled substances and guess what their funding is dependent on that da must set face at a level that ensures the recovery of the full costs of operating the various aspects of the diversion control program in two thousand and seventeen the da claimed that it issued one point seven million licenses around five hundred thousand more since two thousand and eight a pharmacist who prescribe drugs to almost all of his clients is now serving jail time for ground zero as west virginia where doctors write a hundred and thirty eight prescriptions for every one hundred people did you write three hundred twenty five prescriptions the first week of january for more than nineteen thousand oxy code on pills. possibly
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you don't know how many prescriptions you wrote. i don't i don't and they may well be he's still behind bars but his license was never revoked it just expired well a da report showed that criminals are often allowed to continue practicing medicine even after doing their time in one instance a doctor who was selling prescriptions for controlled substances to undercover police was sentenced to five years supervised probation but never lost his license if that's not shady enough the agency issued licenses to individuals that have a history of drug abuse and trafficking. even well intentioned compassionate physicians have gotten caught up in the problem of overprescribing i think the da does bear responsibility primarily in that their job was really to police whether or not opioids were being indiscriminately prescribed dispensed and even transported to these very small towns and they didn't do their job in that regard but why is it that licenses are rarely revoked while the acting
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head of the d.a. believes the system is to blame we have done a lot of civil fines but when you look at major businesses find seem to have little impact i think that's part of the frustration i think the key to it is is worse days either don't have the ability to connect with each other or the system that actually aren't being used as is highly problematic and the way the system works means we're only seeing the tiniest fraction of licenses the both for talking your zero point zero one four percent out of one point seven million licenses so one of the things that we are now recommending is that before the v.a. grants a license to a physician there should be required education that that physician should have in order to get the da license in the first place what would be much more important is training physicians in how to safely prescribe opioids in the first place and once they have prescribed opioids how to monitor patients so that they can see whether
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or not that patient is becoming addicted misusing the opioid or diverting it to other sources. and i will be back with more news for you in just half an hour's time see the.
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greetings in the salutation. for those seeking to better understand the current moral compass of federal politics and institutions here in the united states of america one doesn't have to look much further than the good old dog and pony show that was on display yesterday at the confirmation hearing of u.s. president donald trump's pick to be the next director of the central intelligence agency jane haskell the rather controversial choice for agency director given her role in the post nine eleven u.s. torture program and its and suing attempted coverup and white washing was according to critics. rather dodgy and light on the details regarding her now quote moral compass. at the hearing hospital housefull valiantly stated my moral compass is strong i would not allow cia to undertake.


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