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welcome to the program we start in venezuela which faces the. washington. financially as part of its bid to effect regime change but the state department is now warning it might also punish any country that supports. elected president the problem for america is that the world doesn't support. what. americans and more than fifty countries recognize. as president of venezuela should get a humanitarian response. he's appointed. ambassadors to international organizations . in the united states and democratic. voters democrats. only about. the future of
congress. and i would just point out your he's the interim president and we don't consider. this as you say fifty. fifty as you know face to. fifty countries he. is going. to show but you don't want to. as the u.s. state department spokesman. by fifty four states the rest of the. president . by the west or. all the opposition
yet without recognizing. there are a whole array of politicians who don't approve of nicholas min dural but one of the labels that he's given is worth exploring according to them nicholas manure oh is a dictator nicolas maduro is a dictator period of the now defunct mature regime there in his brutal dictator and you call this material and his mayhem so what exactly is a dictator now the term generally refers to authoritarian leaders who crush their opposition and have absolute power but what's been happening in venezuela lately. thank you thank you at this point we've got
a minor opposition figure one kwaito declaring himself to be the interim president and at this point he's got the united states and britain backing him he was then banned from traveling by the supreme court so what did he do he then went on a speaking tour of latin american countries rallying support from those who want to violently overthrow the venezuelan government after that what did he do he stayed in exile fearing for his life knowing that if he returned the harsh regime would kill him right well no he actually felt safe enough to get on a commercial flight and go back to venezuela he still has not been arrested and the united states itself forbids people from doing this kind of thing whoever incites sets on foot assists or engages in any rebellion against you authority of the us shall be fined or imprisoned no more than ten years will both imagine that some kind of fringe activist pulled a grade zero in america and declared himself to be the president with say venezuela or iran backing him well wait a hasn't been arrested and he's walking around giving speeches freely in venezuela
will point out i was able to enter venezuela things to you and you'll know why he's asian in venezuela we feel that today we've made a decisive step towards the conquest of freedom the cold though lopez go. those longtime ally was actually convicted of inciting violence against the venezuelan government his trial received huge international attention and after a brief stint in prison he was in house arrest and from his home he was once again rallying people to overthrow him and this is how lopez wife described his treatment by the supposed dictatorship and now put those in contact with everyone every day constantly he's being sued together in opposition that's totally united and strong now some people might say that it's only because of the immense pressure on venezuela the mid-air as it swept in and crushed the life of juan guede oh however that doesn't exactly add up because at this point only twenty five percent of the countries in the world recognize kwaito as the president the rest of the world says that the girl is the legitimate leader now in any other country in the world
arresting this kind of provocative or would pretty much be standard practice however one boy is free he's walking around venezuela giving speeches inciting people to engage in violence for his made for social media revolution. hope has been born and it will not die things are going well in venezuela opposition rallies and protests take place all the time there are many things that you can say about nicolas maduro but brutal dictator is a profile he just doesn't fit caleb up and r.t. new york and she's damodara took part in a ceremony commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of his predecessor hugo chavez his rival meanwhile met with public sector unions urging them to take strike action to help bring down the government political science professor cullen asked about police america's us them rhetoric is not healthy. the trouble ministration is doing is forcing us. and other countries to choose already gone to
war there's a grocer. who the elected government of venezuela or are you going to go. aboard this government the united states does not like so. international. the venezuelan conflict on a very dangerous basis because countries now are being forced to do or they're going to go with an aggressive action or they're going to those who are democracy and the rides of the people who are. a british born man in syria has accused the u.k. of racism after london stripped him of his citizenship for alleged ties to the hartis talk a sheriff describes him as an aid worker and denies any wrongdoing but admits to previously engaging in armed combat in syria and is to see
a joke now picks up the story. pickier sharif has spent years in syria as a prominent aid worker described as one of the most high profile for nationals in series appearances on prominent news networks as well as dispatches via his live updates from syria blog posts left his political preferences no secret the rebels why did it do it the problem is is that the broad of of of the syrian regime is a force in and children and civilians are facing the rest he's now speaking out against what he's dubbed a racist and unfair system of citizenship stripping laws i mean k. i came out here to help the innocent people that were being massacred by the bashar regime i'm an aid worker the stories come to light following the lifting of the man's anonymity in a case that saw the u.k. government stripped him of his british citizenship back in twenty seventeen he was informed of the decision with this letter it is assessed that you are
a british pakistani jewel national whose travel to syria and is aligned to an al qaeda aligned group your return to the u.k. would present a risk to the national security over the united kingdom sharif's lawyer has been seeking evidence from the home office to find out why exactly his client was deemed a threat what is it the british government is so frightened of that they don't want these individuals in a court of law and they want to quickly shut them of their citizenship and export them somewhere else i do think that some of these individuals carry some very sensitive information it will be deeply embarrassing to the british state given the british government's role in the conflict in syria over these past three years i.e. how much support has a british government various points along we've been given the so-called rebel groups and to which development has been supporting them in terms of the atrocities are being committed by these rebel groups to exculpate themselves of any criminal offense because you know that they've lost the war has been lost the conflict has been won by the sitting government and its allies you know they're thinking about
how they're going. survive. together some kind of the strangest trait you claim to be the aid workers humanitarian the issue of british citizenship being revoked has been in the spotlight in the u.k. recently due to a spike in terrorism and crime according to official figures more than one hundred people were stripped of their nationality and twenty seventeen compared to just fourteen the year before. continues he maintains his innocence but the home office seems to have already made up its mind and in our reporting for our. responding to the media the u.k. home office refused to comment on the case saying only that every decision is well substantiated r.t. has also requested a comment and is waiting for a reply. this humanitarian crisis in war torn yemen is becoming deeper every day with most of the country's population on the
brink of famine some desperate families have resorted to my daughters some of them as young as three years old just to get food. my mother in law keeps beating me and when i run away back to my father's house my father beats me again for a new way i don't want to get married i just want to go back to school son family as they did think that i mean this is no one lee where they can make their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't protect the whole families and also their extended members so it is really unfortunate that this is going after some of them that they have received him religion support but you know he wouldn't support are also even limited so they couldn't find find a way that what are their immediate what are the means so this is the one leaving the family i mean. it is very difficult to create the whole family with this small
little support and often the humidity isn't seized a phrase the safety or security concerns critiquing pretty moderate or so aid also we are not able to deliver aid on on timely. according to the oxfam report skills in yemen they usually spend consummating marriages until they're just eleven years old but until then they live with their husband and typically through the housework. and according to the humanitarian organizations yemen is one of the worst countries for children to live and more than eleven million children are in need of humanitarian aid and almost half a million suffer from malnutrition the director of our. office says the current situation in the country is catastrophic. what is really really. alarmed me that almost one third of the total population which is basically ten million just at the brink of crimean and children are malnourished
we are all the words you do this all yourself water and conflict and also. it was an eighteen color occurrences that was the worst cholera persons in this century. called any ministers are not provided trying to lead and even the fault even the men's lives the nonfunctional even for a day i mean importing the food humanitarian mordred use there'll be much more protest of the situation. a reality adventure puzzle game in greece has sparked an outcry over its references to the holocaust in particular it's based on the story of german businessman who saved more than a thousand jews during the second world war the game's website says that players have to assist schindler in saving innocent people after public outrage the company
changed the name of the game from schindler's list to secret agent though the story wasn't altered the jewish community in greece has condemned the game. all i wish is for them to take a trip to auschwitz to sense even for a fraction of a second the terror of death in a german concentration camp only then can there be hope that they no longer move to debase human suffering we discussed whether games like this are a good way of raising awareness about history although not without guess. i mean it's a disgrace that today people are even thinking to make. toys or games abodes or locals such a game is part of this rise of fundamentalism there are many people who graduate from high school and don't know about the holocaust or don't know about auschwitz don't know the story of oskar schindler which in itself i think is a tragedy because i think it's important that we always remember what happened there let's be frank and clear with ourselves i mean you really believe that to
make such a game we make people aware more by the locals know they just make them playing a game we go to any real feeling about the issue we have been witnesses of witnessing the last year's games of both today or about till all the young people even young muslims that wanted just to repeat what they saw during the game and some of them even left their home on went to syria to iraq to become terrorists so you don't know when you produce such a computer each to such a game what would be the output what would be the result from what i understand it was certainly not something that was encouraging anti-semitism or making light of the holocaust but instead was putting its users of this experience
into this fear in which they were encouraged to save the lives of other people who are under threat by the nazis. a traditional carnival in belgium with stretching back all the way to twenty five times as being slammed this year for including allegedly anti semitic and racist flights over the annual event has previously been hailed a cultural malva by the un's world heritage body some now think it should be left to the past. to. the to.
the to hollywood is why campus what trying to get more blockbusters screened in china which has strict quotas and rules on foreign movies lauren that after this break. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want to be rich.
to go on to be close this is what before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the water. traditionally in the foreign policy blog with the assistance of the legacy media to find an immediate threat for a foreign military intervention or coup their game has been to manufacture public support today it's different with virtually no public debate been his way what is the target of a forced regime change the problem is force regime change as a deplorable record.
the us is looking to expand its naval presence in the black sea the announcement was made by nato supreme allied commander in europe during a us senate hearing peta on the house that he tells. general curtis scupper also has been speaking before the senate armed services committee he had a question put to him by the chair of the us is deployment in the black sea region who was targeting and was it sufficient in general scope at all to view it needs more work is it possible that we are. as an american forces need to have more of our naval forces in the black sea region and we believe there is a need for that we stepped up and our allies should have as well nato has a fleet right now in the black sea do you think it's sending a clear message to president vladimir putin they frankly don't like us in the black sea and it's international waters and we should seal and fly there general scupper altie isn't any common old garden general if there is such a thing he's also the commander of the u.s.
european command and the nato supreme allied commander as well so he comes with quite a bit of clout in what he wants to see is to more u.s. navy destroyers sent to the region that from the russian side the foreign ministry in moscow has said that any activity like this in the black sea well it poses a risk to the security situation in the region could potentially make it much worse they go and say that the black sea is a sea of cooperation it wasn't just russia that was in the crosshairs of scuppered altie though while he was speaking to the senate turkey the nato ally of the united states also came in for a bit of a tongue lashing it related to chris well intended purchase of russian defense systems well scott put out he said should cede without then they may see their expected deliveries of u.s. fighter bombers not so rife this is this is a huge decision for turkey it connection in many different ways to the f.
thirty five i would hope that they would reconsider this one decision on s four hundred one system it but potentially. forfeit. many of the other systems and in the motion one of the most important systems at least by my best military advice would be that we don't follow through with the thirty five flying edwar. working with now why that's this working with russian ships particularly air defense systems. thousand. algerians took to the streets on monday demanding their president step down as easy but it is eighty two years old and his health is declining he's seeking reelection for a fifth time not only did the opposition say he's unfit to lead they also allowed to run think the election cycle for next month and number of wild card candidates have outside themselves for the presidency i.
quotas but stringent rules on would be importers of movies but that hasn't deterred hollywood as artie's explains. while one very well known businessman only has trade wars on his mind when he hears china american filmmakers are not only happy to play by chinese rules they're trying to outsmart each other and how to win beijing's mercy grab your popcorn your problems prove. what's the movies industry's driving force passion for art it's plenty. which country has the biggest number of movie theaters china which country's about to dethrone the u.s. the world's box office dieter. fast and furious seven and transformers the last night earned more box office cash there than back hole but the problem is only
thirty four foreign movies per year can make it onto the screens in china that's the law how's that for this year academy where tail wagging kicks in the cia selling guns to north korea. the chinese were originally meant to be the bad guys in these two so the plot was weeks to make it north korea lags do you make a difference and it looks like hollywood will keep trying to see china ties evil characters in the future or in marvel's dr strange she was supposed to be a tibetan monk who's to strange. dr actually. a racist stereotype who comes from a region of the world that's in a very weird political place here originates from tibet if you acknowledge that tibet is a place in the tease tibet you risk alienating one billion people and risk the
chinese government going you know going to show you a movie because you decided to get political. other tricks include the classic of showing chinese products getting chinese actors to start a whole. they would even coming up with special scenes where someone from china character or cast member saves the day. chased by cia. should be. true to watch the local. paper. child on your own sister was. someone else's was. some actors even felt worried they were being exploited. when the director approached me and i began by asking quite frankly if it's a real character or if he's only cast me based on commercial considerations for the
market. setting up some lucrative business ties with chinese companies is also a great option so that beijing movie industry fire wall isn't all that impenetrable you just need to do the right thing and hollywood's more than happy get on board when it smells big bucks. with the news this hour i'll be back around thirty minutes time but do stay with us now for watching the hawks up next a lot international. join me every thursday on the alex i'm i'm sure and i'll be speaking to get a little bit politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. move. on one else chose small seems wrong why don't we all just don't all.
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