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thank you. and the long awaited court decision french former boxing champion is sundin's to jail time for striking a police officer at a yellow vest protest last month. it's a race prime minister is brand puppets at a heated debate and the e.u.
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parliament where. the blog for being out of touch with its people. europe faced with an economic crisis without precedent has withdrawn from the procedure of this and its progressive. its people my question for you mr concert is how much longer will you continue to be the puppet to mine the strings and the rainy and photojournalist slams donald trump as he bashes iran on twitter using our photo she had taken our video agency ruptly speaks exclusively to her. treat my protest against this tweet can be defined as social. coming to live from moscow this is our to international welcome to the program. fringe former boxing champion has been sentenced to thirty months in jail with
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eighteen of them suspended after hitting a police officer at a yellow vest protest in january christophe that injure has expressed regret over his actions artie's france correspondent charla dubin ski has the story. former boxer christopher debt and was seeing it was captured on video throwing punches towards two members of the back to during act eight on january sixth and the video of that incident went absolutely viral when it happened and it led to a widespread manhunt looking for the man who had landed those punches on the gendarme and during that protest now back then after that video emerged one woman actually spoke out in his defense saying that he had only acted in response to herself being assaulted. the used tear gas against us and then started listening us with battens i found myself on the ground lying cold up i was then chased by the
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police who tried to grab me another policeman from the rapid response called in turn up and try to grab me he punched me in the face right in the teeth and then he keep me have severe lung disease the slightest blow can cause them to tear if that happens i die the boxer saved my life if he hadn't done what he did i would have died on the spot in court on wednesday the former boxer was described as having brought shame to the world of boxing and he himself the father of three described his own shame for his actions back on january fifth he did of course hand himself into police after that video went viral and just before he handed himself into police he made this video which was posted on facebook describing exactly why he'd hit out the police. i saw the repression that was i saw the police
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gassing us i've seen the police hurt people with flash balls i've seen people hurt assume pensioners get gas i've seen a lot of things i was gassed on the last day yes i want to dance in the riot police was gassed with my friends and my wife i was gassed and for a moment the anger came up in me yes well i reacted badly i reacted badly but i was defending myself and well after that video was released on you tube it was actually a fundraiser set up for bet in jail that raised more than one hundred thousand euro as far a fund raising page at that page was later taken down after criticism that some people thought suggested that it was condoning violence against the police now we know that this is the latest trial to take place in france as a result of people being arrested during the yellow vest protested been going on now in france since november seventeenth already around one thousand eight hundred
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individuals have received convictions for various crimes they've been committing during the protests which of turned so violent a times that people describe it as being the most violent riots in half a century here in france and it remains the prime minister said just a few days ago that another around one thousand four hundred still awaiting their trials for those acts that they've been arrested for in quite a big trial to come up in the next few days this is a. this one of the unofficial leaders of the yellow vests he's due to go on trial for organizing an unannounced protest act fourteen of the chalet seans is set to go ahead a saturday. france is seeing another wave of yellow vast protest with demonstrators taking to the streets of paris to show their anger over police violence and march was called by several activist groups to show their solidarity with people entered
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the ring the protests that have been engulfing front since november and to support one victim in particular a man who had part of his hand blown off by a crowd control grenade demonstration was held peacefully without incident. always spoke to fiorinal in year who was hit and they had with a grenade in the same bout and claims she is on the brink of losing an eye because of it here is her story but it is told. we were on the seans always a comment and they were very calm yellow vests are trying to set fire to it policemen started to shoot to help foreign fighters to get through and it was the last thing that i remember because after that i fell and the grenade hit my head my eyes still in great pain and will be removed in the next operation talked to said it can be seen it is painful to touch it i can't move it and i can't read it's estimated around three thousand people have been introducing the yell of us
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protests with some suffering serious ones theory in the lean years things the current level of violence between the protesters and the police is far from normal . it was his career as a policeman i called to work every saturday i understand that they're tired but fatigue is not an excuse for everything especially for leaving people without ice hooligans were on the road and i was on the left to explain to me why the policeman fired in my to berkshire it is not normal france is one of the oldest democratic countries in the world it is not normal that this is happening here. as he is prime minister has fired back at senior european officials that's after he was accused of being a puppet of his hearers kept a government during a town six change in the e.u. parliament earlier just up the current a delivery discussing assessments of brussels saying it's no longer in touch with its citizens. the european project seems to have lost its momentum but we have seen
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the transfer of power has increasingly from countries to the union my question for you mr conti is how much longer will you continue to be the puppet on salvini and in my own strings. europe faced with an economic crisis without precedent has withdrawn a fifth alien to procedure in ism and it is progressively lost contact with its people it is so painful for me to see italy's political degeneration. progressively in this policy has lost its representative justification to become an oligarchy system where the real needs of society are ignored in family it is the italian government there to start the european union from being united against and you know why it's come under pressure from the kremlin under pressure from putin that is the truth it was quite the debut speech at the european parliament in strasburg by the italian prime minister just said picante outlining the future of the european union
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as italy sees it and also looking at the challenges to the goals that rome wants to achieve his speech caused consternation in the chamber we heard from. the senior european parliamentarians and certainly no shrinking violet going as far as calling prime minister commentate a puppet there was some support for the italian prime minister in the chamber from british m.e.p. mr conti the determination of your government to resist the privilege power access of merkel and macron and indeed to resist the pressures of the european union elites on show here today you deserve applause for that the european union top brass and rome have been going back and forward for a while now big arguments last year over the budget that was put forward by the italian government it included things like tax breaks for low in middle income earners a lowering of the. retirement age and
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a multi billion euro universal income plan all of the good stuff the problem is it really is broke it's debt stands at one hundred thirty one percent of g.d.p. trying to put forward a budget provided these things well it's just against the rules of being part of the european union eventually did cave in to brussels but they go to come back and back for more we've heard from the deputy prime minister. he's also the interior minister of italy he described mr the comments as shameful and he said that at the upcoming european elections those that have supported brussels bureaucracy well they may well find themselves ousted by the people at the ballot box but spare a thought though for some of those at the upper echelons of the european union structure at the moment they've got poland and hungary certainly not playing the game the way they would like it to be played in brussels italy i think we can
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definitely say are in that group as well and with all of this little thing called briggs it going on as well political activist and billionaire and george soros has also weighed in suggesting the e.u. could collapse like this you want in stores urged forces to unite before the upcoming parliamentary elections before it's too late compared the current european leadership to the u.s.s.r. split bureau saying ed has been using irrelevant directives he also gave a stark warning suggesting euro skeptic party is might emerge victorious in may's ballots mikal an adviser to the league party which is part of at least ruling coalition but have some europeans are eager for a change. it only is not there anymore dall that someone green get put on the table in the moment and the just the steel please don't don't speak don't see anything because you are like
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a dog that just stay on the chew now dolly is speaking italy is saying italy has a brain as are we saw all italy is a power and europe are we are an example for the new europe the europe of the people of the we look at the people and not the europe of the europe or the europe or of the elite now they are very angry about the dundrum government of the people they are very scared about that a new election in europe and in this case we are sure the people of europe will change the government of europe that now is. keep in the hands of few people. iranian photographer has lashed out at donald trump after he allegedly used her photo of a protest in iran bashing tweet yelled down my year reset the photo with used without permission and that was
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a great shame for her us president published the tweet and both thing in english on monday rainy and smart the fortieth anniversary of the al throw of the u.s. back charm them i can them to donald trump saying her photo shows shouldn't be abused by men in washington our video agency ruptly spokes exclusively to the foreign journalist. but. i have no twitter account and someone sent a picture to me i wanted to react at that time because of my patience it took a long time i did not expect this picture to become viral because i was thinking that i had taken better pictures wow sometimes things happen in a way that we do not expect. or issue tell lengthy instagram posts in which truong and his policy saying u.s. sanctions are devastating the lives of four rainy ends. in tweet
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my protest against the street can be defined as social to be more precise there are always people who can travel to you painful to me and it also affects my personal life my family is in us and we haven't seen each other for four years because of the travel ban and i felt like my family was in a prison because we could not even visit each other in another country when you do him and the economic and social impact of the sanctions that affected people including those who are not interested in political issues caused me to show a symbolical protest it was not something like a legal complaint or any other thing you know a special envoy for been as well asked unfoldment in latin america more on that story right after the break.
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what holds if you should. put themselves on the line. they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to present. something i want to. watch it right. that's what. people are. interested always a. pleasure to. welcome
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back u.s. special envoy for the now as well as brahms has had to face accusations of flying in an appearance before the house foreign affairs committee spoke about washington's out for its to install opposition leader one quiet bill as well as well us president but there were some tough questions one thousand nine hundred ninety one you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from congress regarding your involvement in the iran courtroom affair i fail to understand why members of this committee or the american people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful if i can respond to that wasn't
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a question i went on with that that was not that was not a question yes or no do you think that massacre. was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch there is a ridiculous question of yes or no no i will only miss i will make a yes i am not going to respond to that kind of personal attack which is not a question do you feel that your parents actions in iran contra are permanently impair your ability to fairly and transparently deal in the region since we all know the outcome of what happened then do you feel that a major problem baggage that you bring to the table i don't. know i've been doing this job for two whole weeks i think is a fact of history we should not dig our heads in the sand or make believe that this never happened because he did the hearing also touched on one as well as foreign
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debt was asked whether at the dad had been discussed with the opposition and whether it be us had war into russia that there is a chance that sloan's to caracas would not be repaid he replied negatively adding that the opposition promised to pay all legal debts and addition that china has stopped giving new loans to the even as well and government. the session didn't go down in tartly without a hitch it was interrupted several times by protests from antiwar activist code pink national code director ariel gold was arrested at the hearing. thank you for the opportunity to testify on our efforts to restore democracy venezuela so no no you. know you still said let me anyway and rightly so because in general what is always
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was communicable diseases that are easily preventable or resurgent once again. may i remind. you in supporting the struggle for freedom in venezuela you are connected criminal you define congress like the congress of your earlier line that bridge was closed three years i think it's really despicable that elliot abrams has been appointed to this position he has shown through his record to be deceitful conniving and manipulative so as he started to speak i just couldn't help myself but to stand up and tell congress to tell the foreign affairs committee don't listen to this war criminal elliott abrams from promoting the disastrous invasion of iraq to opposing the iran nuclear deal
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to his criminal involvement in the aaron contra scandal has shown how much he wants to go to war and this is putting venezuela in a really dangerous situation most likely plunging the country into a bloody civil war and this is not what the people of venezuela want the majority of venezuelans to not want u.s. military intervention and yet we're in this dangerous situation where it's a real possibility. big documents are. claim to reveal a u.k. based can paint group was asked to come up with a plan to try to get could toss tripped off the world cup in two thousand and twenty two the firm allegedly proposed to run the p.r. blitz to spread negative news about the gulf kingdom and return for a half two feet the group's had it by a prominent u.k. based strategist who ran former british prime minister david cameron successful
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action alex a huge rush of ski picks up the story. it's almost a tradition now that every time a major football tournament is to take place scaremongering about the host country gets into full swing unless it's a country like germany of course in less than four years qatar will become the first middle eastern state to host the world cup and everyone's got something to say there are even whole books written about it qatar has won its right through foul means the tiny middle east country of qatar may have won the right to host it due to a secret campaign to sabotage rival bid sunday times newspaper is alleging that those involved in katter's world cup bid team ran a kind of secret black ops campaign designed to sabotage its main rivals bits this time however it may have gone beyond just bad headlines newly documents seen only by the guardian newspaper and the spin watch conveying group suggest that
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a famous political strategist company c.d.f. partners was speech to a contract to make sure qatar's dream of welcoming the world's best footballers collapsed how by spreading negative stories about qatar in the mainstream media associating dollar with terrorism running fake grassroots campaigns and social media and lobbying friendly politicians journalists and academics we have a chance to talk to professor david miller from the spin watch group to initially this is the other techniques of the p.r. world isn't this deception as many puting social media trying to propose the problem with the qatari government as it is supports terrorism and extremists in the muslim world now of course this is a set of techniques which they've used before to try and suggest that the country should isolate and which are based on nothing very much the c.t.f. partners company boasts a major success in political campaigning it led the u.k.'s conservative party to an
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unexpected general election victory in twenty fifteen it's found. and they hear this sir lynton crosby was awarded knighthood from the van prime minister david cameron so there is little surprise that somebody would hire these company for a job probably just as difficult to put direct pressure on sci fi to reverse its decision about holding the twenty twenty two world cup in qatar here's a quote from the leaked documents we would identify all potential allies in the media politics industry academia and government should reach out to them joining a deliberate attempt to inform and motivate them about the need to reconsider cattles hosting of the world cup in twenty twenty two below suggested that the city of partners company was interested in that job not only given it and name project ball detailing the concrete plans to fulfill it but even putting a price tag on it three hundred thousand pounds a month with the overall price for the contract exceeding five million however in
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a statement to the guardian it denied and tearing into that contract it is legitimate for one party to use the services of people or entities or clients to put important information into the public domain and in fact two men are the big question is who was the client both the guardian and spin watch point at qatari opposition figure. who is based in london and has a history of organizing events against the ruling powers of dora three hundred thousand pounds a month for a p.r. contract for this client to. want to be qatari prince who lives in london. we have reached out to hollywood all hail for comment but we haven't heard from him yet according to the lawyers for cross protect never took up the contract so that's what we're led to
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believe is the case so it's not entirely clear whether the coroner. in. so we're still unsure but there is no direct evidence that such a legit attempts to hire political strategists to discredit host countries of a major tournament have existed before would ask yourselves would you be surprised if it ever surfaces considering that every time the world is about to enjoy a feast of football the media and politicians are having a field day. reporting from moscow being contacted c.t.f. partners about the matter but there were sponsored failed to shed much light we've asked them for further clarification we've also contacted their reaction and they told us that they have no comment on this story all for more had to our website r.t. dot com and we will be back with more news right at the top of the hour.
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there's the cousin with me or his supporters to go shoot station shooting star you should cook door for the one who's doing business. this is both broadcasting around the world and covering the world of business and finance of the impact on all of us i'm parked in washington welcome aboard we're glad to have you coming up today while the economy continues to soar many have had their economic wings clipped professor richard wolf joins us to analyze why a record number of americans are behind on their car payments and an early look at the impact on average people of the new u.s.
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tax law he's standing by. plus the pharma sector continues to be happy and healthy as johnson and johnson make a huge acquisition at america should be and america trading group is back to tackle today's huge headlines and how companies and investors might be impacted and later we take a look at the fear factor but maybe not the one you're.


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