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british prime minister visits the city of seoul on the first anniversary of the poisoning of a former russian double agent and still to go claims that london is with holding the full truth of what happened twelve months ago. but as well as self-proclaimed interim president is back on home soil but risks arrest for defying a travel ban but washington threatened a significant response if anything should happen to one. of the al qaida terrorist group stages a deadly surprise attack in syria as the u.s. offers a million dollar reward for information about some of it lost and some. very
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good e.v.t. you want to hear in the russian capital this is r.t. . britain's prime minister has visited one year after the poisoning there a former russian double agent and his daughter yulia theresa may says that the city is recovering from the incident that has been a tremendous effort here in the decontamination has now been completed that key moment for this city in order to move on and recover from what took place last events of march two thousand and eighteen russia refutes the u.k.'s continued insistence that moscow is to blame for the poisoning of the kremlin noting that the most basic questions on the incident remain unanswered from salisbury is all these police work. i've been talking to some of the people here and many of them say they're still processing what happened take a lesson. to teach your children.
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to see. you through the great war i mean you really get it it's part of you made people see so. i put my bike crime there the everyday life what's a mobile supporter with me so i just went straight back in for a lie so i wouldn't pick anything up any more. or less than. contamination is complete so. i don't think me saying well one year ago you'd be hard pressed to find many people outside the u.k. that knew much about the town of souls very or perhaps the height of the spier of the famous cathedral here but the attack against the script files that took place have put this place on the map in the international scandal that ensued has really ensured that souls barry has stayed rather famous it was here it was actually on a park bench on this green that on the fourth of march last year so gay and his
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daughter yulia scrip are were discovered slumped unconscious they were taken to hospital and pretty soon afterwards it became clear that this wasn't an ordinary medical incision that they were dealing with the script had been poisoned with military grade nerve agent a substance known as novacek that had been produced in the soviet union and pretty soon after that the prime minister to resign made pinned the finger of blame squarely on most and there were diplomatic expulsions and a war of words ensued over what really had taken place here london says the kremlin dispatched a hit squad to come here russian military agents arrived in seoul very they say shortly before the poisoning. place they were armed with a toxic nerve agent and this is something that moscow denies and continues to press for information and access to the investigation saying that actually two russian
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nationals are involved here and we know nothing about what's happened to them take a listen to the russian foreign ministry spokesperson if people in the west in the u.k. and washington and brussels think russia will just let this slide they are mistaken sergey script files nice victoria's secret powell has also been talking at a press conference in moscow and she says that she still can't get hold of her relatives and she's being denied any information about how they're doing or their whereabouts take a listen. to the british embassy have been telling me since day one that it cannot help me that i have to call the russian embassy in the u.k. under pressure from the media they agreed to let me make a visa application but i was refused her visa twice on formal reasons and they even didn't return my passport to me personally they said to fire mail i'm prohibited to even stay near the border of britain so diplomatic relations between london and
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moscow are still pretty much at rock bottom and this candle is the cause of much of the animosity between london and moscow the russian ambassador to the u.k. alexander told us that there are still questions of the case. almost the next day russia was blamed where so-called david chalke could be produced but later on i mean the few weeks later we understood that something like twenty countries including europe most of the european countries they could produce novich org. we offered the in the u.k. government the let's see some kind of a joint investigation that was a real proposal from the russian side because we wanted to help certain issues to investigate because this is the russian citizens but so far as. the
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british ambassador in moscow said a few weeks ago that britain is not ready for this kind of corporation. from the legal point of view this is the clear of the international law in the vienna but actual yannick by the actual convention and the vienna convention from the one hundred sixty five where the embassy has a right under their convention to see russian citizens so britain is violating international law. we don't know their destiny you know what happened to them what is their health condition where they live with the in the united kingdom everything is fired and covered you know with the secrecy. if you look at the now let's see media in the u.k. you will never find any decent story about russia most of the stories are very negative quite provoking and as american sate fake.
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i believe that that kind of statement in the newspaper was part of the very serious under russian complain where most of the diplomats which are working in the embassy they are spies so this is there some kind of a witch hunt. well treason i gave a statement via twitter saying she hopes ellsbury will once again be known as a beautiful welcoming english city unfortunately there was a slight problem for. us . at least. us. to.
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feel. a few. us. feel. so. feel. thank you. yes thank you. thank you. thank you should. thank you. thank you i. feel. at least. venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president has touched down back in the country he left in late february in defiance of
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a travel ban imposed by the country's supreme court related pictures from the airport in caracas but as been touring latin america trying to rally supports his return now opens the possibility that the venezuela north ortiz might try to arrest him later he addressed his supporters urging them to continue their protests. yes. today will continue in the streets of venezuela will return to the streets determined to mobilize in search of freedom we will not risk one second on to freedom is achieved the man who was there in thirty and president of venezuela is back in the country and inspired the red sea and i arrest warrants against him he is behind the address in the period full enough mother said that this started out those some very small gathering number in the hundreds but now there are thousands of peoples a year and so far to go a month off motherhood has not impeded the presence of why though here why the
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house arrest warrants against him i'm a little yesterday rate the rate that is or should be arrested inside and yet here he is in the us mayor says address in their millions of the opposition deferred beyond the boy. the russian ambassador to venezuela claims the threat of a us intervention in the country remains according to him washington and its allies have been strengthening the military presence in evidence while a political analyst lucas cannibalise that why don't decision to defy that travel ban was deliberate. i think that it's clearly another media spectacle the stage to . legitimize a democratically elected government i mean that's not what i invite your viewer to think you know i thought experiment if not nancy pelosi the house speaker and then i would have declared herself in current president of the united states and was amazingly recognized by the kremlin and then when they left the country despite a travel ban and proceeded to go on an international or a company by a top russian diplomat and then returned to the country without
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a rat and then goes into a anti-government rally and it would she would she be allowed to do this or would she be in jail i think the answer is rather and they do it yet but we're at a very a constitutional grounds with regard to what the united states and the opposite doing here to spy on bolton after can book a new coalition of the willing to see regime change in the. u.s. national security adviser john bolton has warned against any attempts to prevent why does return home twitter he said that would be a significant response from washington should why those safety threatened. in a recent poll tonight is the international community to round on venezuela's elected leader. i'd like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace the door to replace the whole corrupt regime block in this administration we're not afraid to use the phrase monroe doctrine this is a country in our hemisphere it's been the objective of american presidents and by
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bolton the monaro doctrine formulated by president james monroe in the nineteenth century the purpose to stop any european interference in the affairs of nations in the americas but many interpret the doctrine is simply justification for america's own interventions in the region russia's chief diplomat has been blunt about his issues with it. with all kirk since the creation of the united nations in one thousand nine hundred five international law has been regulated under the auspices of this universal legitimate organization the theory and practice of backyards is insulting well according to the russian foreign minister the use of the doctrine is insulting to the regional powers to the countries in latin america and you said that this whole thing should also be concerning to other nations because right now the united states have an ambition change the venezuelan government to oust madore but have already teased that they have a similar ambition for other countries in the region like cuba or nicaragua now the russian foreign minister also talks about john bolton's statements regarding
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russia's aid now john bolton in a recent tweet called ma duro a liar for saying that russia basically supplied the venezuelan nation with humanitarian aid sergey lavrov pointed out that russia did supply seven and a half tons of medicine through international organizations to sort all of that is easily tracked and monitored. putin has officially suspend his russia's participation in the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty which is a key cold war era nuclear agreement auntie's really trying to discuss this earlier with my colleague jacqueline. well the i.n.f. treaty which has been banning land based missiles with ranges up to five thousand five hundred kilometers since nine hundred eighty eight is falling apart completely the u.s. and russia have been doing it step by step and president putin has just made
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another formal one he actually signed a document which suspends it on the russian side but everyone realized it was the beginning of the end of this agreement back in october last year when donald trump started bashing that treaty and it is the only problem for the treaty russia has a legit violations then while on the one hand the donald trump administration has really been trying to make it seem that moscow's behavior is the number one reason of the other hand the fact is that the i.n.f. treaty was signed by the leaders of the us and the u.s.s.r. and that's why other countries weren't obliged to do anything under the agreement and in his latest statements donald trump isn't really hiding that he's also pulling out because the likes of china aren't involved in the old agreement decades ago the united states entered into a treaty with russia in which we agreed to limit and reduce our missile
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capability russia repeatedly violated its chair so we really have no choice. perhaps we can negotiate a different agreement and adding china and others or perhaps we can't. in which case we will outspend and out innovate all others by far russia's been saying all along that washington is lying that moscow is not violating anything and at some point they were actually ready to invite experts from abroad to examine the weapons system in russia that was of particular concern for the u.s. but that invitation was ignored a lot of putin has made it clear that no initial steps will be made by his country the only things that he's going to order to be done can only be in response to
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hostile actions by america and the allies in nato. will allow us partners had to be honest and straightforward with those they should not have used trumped up accusations and allegations to unilaterally withdraw from it like they did in two thousand and two which they did in an honest way when they pulled out of the i.b.m. treaty i felt it was done the wrong way but at least they did it in a straightforward manner but how do they act in fact they violate everything and find excuses to put the blame on someone russia does not pose a threat to anyone and the actions we take are retaliate that is to say in defense we never seek confrontation we do not want specially with a global power like the u.s. so again this signature by vladimir putin isn't a surprise at all it is just a formal move what we have to watch out for is who deploys or develops what next. because the professor of history and director of the nucleus studies
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institute at american university thinks the u.s. doesn't want to be constrained by any treaty. in you look at these people they don't want to have any treaty that's good in any way constrain the united states as trump says we're going to outspend everybody we're going to out innovate everybody there is no reason why this cannot be renegotiated and why we should abrogate the entire treaty but the what washington does not want to be constrained by any treaties now there are legitimate concerns yes there is a legitimate concern about the fact that other countries are not included in this treaty but that was not the point of it in the one nine hundred eighty s. what we need is a much broader structure of international arms control negotiations that can bring other countries perhaps into compliance. killed in
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a surprise attack by jove a syrian offshoot of al qaida the ambush number of casualties were confirmed to r.t. arabic by the army with washington recently putting up a million dollar reward for info on some of the laws and sun it looks like the war on terror has been given fresh impetus i guess the explains. war on terror. begins with. the tradition now a part of the american way of life no end in sight either traumatic was nine eleven that had set america off on a seemingly endless crusade there's an old poster out west as i recall that said wanted dead or alive and it does seem endless no matter how many battles they win how many islamist sex they destroy how many bin ladens they kill is always someone else we deliver devastating blows to the car the leaders that attacked us
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on nine eleven. deliver justice to osama bin laden we have won against isis we've beaten them and we've beaten him badly now it's the sama bin laden's son hamza bin laden and washington is afraid that he's becoming a new terror i called. bin ladin is the son of the deceased a.q. leader some of the blood and is emerging as a leader in the a.q. franchise how has been has released audio and video messages on the internet calling on his followers to launch attacks against the united states and its western allies eased thirty or so recently praised by the leader of al qaida blacklisted by the un married allegedly to the daughter of a nine eleven plane hijacker favored by his late father sama as his successor he's calling for attacks on the u.s.
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to avenge the killing of his father same crazy ideology what's unclear his whereabouts the u.s. seems to believe you could be anywhere in south central asia it all leads to one conclusion apparently al qaida is coming back. suring signs of confidence. the threat from radical islamic terrorism a continuing threat posed by al qaida there are according to various estimates more than thirty thousand active fighters cross and number of countries loyal to al qaida ironically the us stands intended for moderate groups being seized by islamists in yemen c.n.n. reported with the saudis and the coalition partners handing american made weapons to oil qaeda linked fighters history it seems repeats itself in the nine hundred eighty s. during the soviet war in afghanistan the u.s.
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funded and armed the mujahideen including asama bin laden. they called them freedom fighters the mujahideen the islamists when they were fighting the u.s.s.r. but it didn't take long for those freedom fighters to morph into terrorists and the taliban into al qaida and they just won't go away no matter how many times they beat them it seems they just keep rising from the dead. back in the bottle if the us does not want to put it back in the bottle the us final final. thousands of tons of weapons into syria to our forces that it knew very well were. allied with al qaida and allied with the muslim brotherhood and so when it suits the us purposes it will work with al-qaeda and other terrorists and
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when they become a problem after september the eleventh or after they morphed into islamic state in syria and iraq then of course it will it will attack them. which. if the financial officer of chinese tech giant weiwei is suing the canadian government overheard tension last december when one issue claims that she was searched and questioned under false pretenses before she was officially arrested the defendant cbs the officers under the guise of routine border check unlawfully subjected the plaintive to a detention such an interrogation to extract evidence from her before she was arrested and provided with her rights under the charter when one jew was detained at vancouver airport at the request of the us if extradited she will face charges of misleading banks about the company's business in iran in violation of u.s. sanctions on tehran she's also accused of stealing trade secrets from an american
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company team obama china has repeatedly urged canada to release its citizens saying that auto and washington are violating her rights to me what's wrong for the east some u.s. government officials have been playing up these so-called security risks associated with the products of certain chinese companies and linking it with china's national intelligence law this kind of behavior is an interference in economic activities by political means it is against the w.t. own rules and it disrupts the international market order that is built on fair competition this is a typical case of double standards it is neither fair nor ethical. obviously now to richard wolffe is an economist and author of democracy at work a cure for capitalism good to have you on richard. one june claims the canadian border guards interrogated her for three hours that they seized her electronic devices and access to data got a password all under the pretense of
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a routine customs search she says she didn't know about the fact she was under arrest until later what's your take on this do you think that the authorities broke the law here. well i don't know of they broke the law but it is clear to me and i think to most observers around the world that this is a ploy this is a maneuver in the trade wars between the united states and the people's republic of china it's a demonstration of just how far the united states will goal to redefine that relationship with china to the advantage of the united states as that is understood by the trumpet ministration and this is a poor woman is basically up or on in that struggle i think a lot of people watching will see if nothing else that this is very coincidental and while way isn't taking this lying down reportedly preparing to see the united states government for barring federal agencies from using the company's products how far do you think china could escalate the situation. well it's already clear
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that it is becoming a bit harsher in dealing with both american and canadian activities and individuals a trade in china or bringing drugs into china at least what the canadians have been accused of etc so this is a kind of chip for tat game of manipulation through pawns there is some an indication that some agreement is about to be announced or made between united states and china and then these kinds of issues will be quietly resolved diplomatically which is what they are normally done in these situations instead of making a big political case for external reasons as is the case with weiwei i might mention that it's remarkable that in this same week the ease and
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then step taken place the united states ambassador to great britain gave britain a speech denouncing their protectionism because they don't want to buy chlorinated chicken and hormone fed beef from the united states the accused britain of being protectionist after six months during which mr trump put tariffs on virtually everything he could think of in an explosive protectionism he was the same society criticizing somebody else not only is this obvious tip for tat kind of maneuver but it is so naked and so crudely done that you have the feeling they haven't even thought very well how to do it they're so busy simply using these as symbols if that turns out to be the case as you suggested that it's not about ones use wrongdoing but it's about something bigger how damaging is this for the for the business climate in the united states. i think it's very damaging i think it's that
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it's a shot across the buyout for every country after all one of the things that she was accused up is violating the embargo the united states has put on anybody anywhere in the world trading with the government in iran the europeans have announced they will not permit the united states to punish a european company that does such business since it's not dared to situation to put this in bar go on and the united states is trying to send a message all over the world that they'd be interfere with executives movements and freedom if they don't get what they want even when it goes to this sort of extra territorial manipulation of other countries i think it will damage a trade with the united states it will give one more reason for companies outside the united states to think long and hard before subjecting their executives to this kind of treatment very shortsighted richard we'll wrap things up there appreciate
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your time i guess richard wolffe economist and author of democracy work for capitalism. i think you do that roughly is a full hour and for the evening for may day stick around though my colleague karen i'll bring you the very latest news headlines updates on our top stories and often . after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next. different clubs on one hand it is logical to sit in the home fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and the fresh perspective i'm used to suppressing. or not to give you. i'm going to talk about
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