doesn't want the u.k. to meet the e.u. without a deal the problem is there isn't a parliamentary majority on what to do next maybe this was two resumes planned all along breaks it down. the fate of briggs' it becomes more clouded this british lawmakers vote for a three month delay so it's back to brussels for treason made to seek permission. roaring into the skies a new crew heads to the international space station of the blasting off from baikonur cosmodrome just a matter of hours ago. u.s.
state department changes its description of the disputed golan heights from israeli occupied through israeli controlled with experts calling it a move to boost the israeli prime minister's ratings ahead of elections next month . and the cia's ban a mysterious attack on the north korean embassy in spain according to spanish media . it is one am here in the russian capital great to have you with us this is r.t. international. let's start if we may with the latest from london my british m.p.'s have voted to delay the u.k.'s departure from the european union it means that britain's prime minister will have to return to brussels and try to renegotiate the current march twenty ninth deadline i spoke to see a churkin and peter all over to get reaction from both sides of the channel. to.
the payson as it comes could really agree with much they have agreed on something finally but not really much tangible it's just a delay as i understand it. well. you're absolutely correct with your interpretation of these events i mean they have said no to a bunch of different things throughout this very very hectic week in westminster and they have indeed finally agreed on something which is they're not ready to handle bracks it which has become extremely clear in these last couple of days if it wasn't clear before with the original bracks a deadline of march twenty ninth looming just fifteen days from this evening it was clear that there is no consensus on what's going to happen it was a vote after vote rejected by m.p.'s in terms of how to move forward so the way things stand now is they have indeed supported the idea of pushing back article
fifty delaying brax it despite if you remember throughout this whole very gruesome process british prime minister theresa may has been saying over and over and over again she wants to stay with the deadline we're leaving on march twenty ninth eccentrics cetera that apparently for now is not happening because of this vote yes for one hundred twelve votes no two hundred two a majority of two hundred ten so it's a very clear majority that. that many m.p.'s want more time to figure out what's going on the problem there is now to recently has to go back to brussels that has there they have told her many times that we have given you the best deal possible let's work with that that deal was rejected so what she's going to be able to it's seems likely that she's going to be able to secure an extension however what that extension is going to bring now is the big question because so many other options have been rejected. taken off the table just this week alone m.p.'s have said no to
her deal which was the best one possible according to may and her colleagues at within the european union or in brussels and they have also rejected the idea of leaving without a deal so where all of this is heading now who knows you know it's been said difficult difficult process it's really i guess at this point going to be up to what it is that they're going to pull out of their sleeves to try to bring this forward. vacillates from. european reaction i was going to be to all of a who's in berlin. the irony here is thick i believe the u.k. says europe we don't want you and now we're left to go back all of a twist like with begging bowl and so you to officials please can we have more time how do you think you're going to react to this. well i can tell you exactly how the
european commission have just reacted to this they put out a statement through a spokesperson in the last few moments saying the they have been watching the vote in london with great attention and they've pointed out that if the u.k. wants an extension of article fifty it has to be approved by all twenty seven remaining e.u. members now this statement says the. they're going to have to come up with a good reason for extension now there's a little bit of good cop bad cop going on here at the moment between the european commission and the european council in their various presidents the european commission president previously said it doesn't want to see a long extension certainly doesn't want to see the u.k. have to take part in any kind of a you parliamentary elections which basically means he wants to see that extension lasting no longer than the end of may we have heard from donald the european council president he said he would be an ally. to the united kingdom in trying to
get men in the states trying to get those leaders to side with an extension however he said if he's to do that he's going to need a good reason to sell it to the twenty seven during my consultations ahead of the european council i will appeal to the e.u. twenty seven to be open to a long extension if the u.k. finds it necessary to rethink its brags its strategy and build consensus around it well if we look at statements from other e.u. leaders we've heard from emanuel mark on the french president saying that he would essentially support a extension of article fifty however he was very clear to say that this wouldn't be a time for any negotiations this would be essentially a time for the u.k. to decide if it wants the deal that the e.u. has already agreed with to resume a that deal of course it's already been voted down twice and may well go to parliament again for a third time next week or no deal the only other option is of course this the u.k. council's article fifty entirely all but killing brags that that's the one thing
they can do unilaterally now we've heard from the negotiating team from the e.u. side as well the deputy chief negotiator sabina whalen said she'd spoken to the dutch prime minister mark rito who described the vote on wednesday evening to take no deal off the table a bit like the titanic voting to have the iceberg move out of its way it's not doesn't really mean anything apart from words we've also heard from the chief negotiator michel barnier he was speaking in bucharest and he said as it stood will certainly earlier on on thursday so wasn't sure what the goal of bragg's it was or what it what it intends to achieve. it is. it's a lose lose situation. you. can. get it straight to me.
the long and short of it is that now if there's an extension to break that it's going to depend on the leaders of the e.u. twenty seven if it happens or not if not britain still out on the twenty ninth of this month. david blunt a lecturer of international politics at the university of london says that we leadership in london is giving the opinion in the upper hand i think the e.u. isn't so much stubborn as absolutely perplexed by the messages that have been coming out of london over the past two years the prime minister has not exactly been a collegial member of the club either in westminster or with their colleagues in brussels i think it's more confusion than strategy on the european side it right now the ball is in the europeans court they're going to have to decide whether they will actually agree that britain deserves an extension to leaving the european union prime minister is holding on by her fingernails at this point she is only barely managed to hold control over the bracks
a process tonight by two votes she is barely controlling her own party she's barely able to hold cabinet together last night the government whipped to support its motion and members of the cabinet defied it and are keeping their jobs today she is not in control anymore. breaks that count joan. to explosions have been heard in the israeli city of tel aviv after the air raid warning sirens were triggered local media report two lockets were fired from the gaza strip which led to the activation of air defense systems into live if these really military reportedly intercepted one missile while another fellow in an open area no casualties of yet being reported lost iraqis were fired into the tell of the very it was back in two thousand and fourteen i spoke to use really education minister naftali bennett and got his reaction to this latest incident. it's time to defeat it's time to
demilitarize the gaza strip we are fine with gaza thriving on civilian basis but we cannot accept. rocket fire on our homes here in tel aviv and down in the negev we left the gaza strip about thirteen years ago now and. the moment we left they've been shooting rockets at us so we will not give up any more land it just doesn't make sense when we had learned over to the arabs they turned it into a radical islamic terrorist state and now it's time to fight back to the state and we will the u.n. says that an armed palestinian civilians were shot by israeli forces are you surprised that there is an aggressive. response coming from palestinians we have the right of self-defense and they do not accept any sort of preach from folks on
the other side of the world when we're being shot rockets from a piece of territory that we handed over to the arabs what i can say is that we won't do that again at least no one's trying to preach i don't think everybody understands no matter what their grasp of the situation in the middle east is that the violence the cycle of violence continues and the begats more aggression. how is you know the what you're suggesting going to improve the situation we left gaza we want peace the moment they stop shooting missiles at my children's. home and kindergarten is the moment there will be peace we have no territorial demand over gaza and they just need to stop it if they stop it there will be peace that's very simple. a fresh crew is well on its way to a new home on board the international space station late on thursday the soyuz
rocket roared to life blasting off from the baikonur cosmodrome r.t. correspondent witnessed the action. ok here it is the moment you can see them fifty nine six petition to the international space station starts oh my goodness look at this line. it's. like. russia's space distance from here to the rocket in the skies again to national border russia aleksey of chanaan and two nasa astronauts nikkei and
christina koch we can hear people who have gathered here from all around the globe to witness the launch of loading because that was spectacular it. is so big clouded right now here is so i can still see the rocket in this cause in just eight and a half minutes it is expected to reach the orbit and that is going to take another six every round six and a half hours to dog with the international space station alexander in a neat hagan mondo's and word because you remember their previous mission in october didn't go well it was aborted made flight due to technical problems and just minutes off to the left all for sneak and aleksei had to return to earth in an emergency capsule maybe you remember these dramatic pictures from the inside of this emergency capsule showing nique shaking a really dramatic sad pictures but to it actually was
a miracle that they had returned to earth on the harness and sure. this is where they were you think cap to pipe down from five hundred to one of those from the launch pad microwave this way to would mean they fall on populated lending very talented cina nikkei who lended on farms i've been rude given that they've one with a fifty kilometers if he believes to be sent many times over the course of gravity while on the ground no one was hurt either you want me there single shapard obama into long before they leave the area never mind the power for a really cool cool and think worth it for a world power of bring me flowers here on me haven't found that as well as around
me who would praise for the emergency system. i had a chance to talk to both the nikkei and alexei of chaining and they have assured me that they are full of confidence ahead of flight and looking forward to finally reach the international space station while the space launch is always a very spectacular thing to watch as you can imagine especially during night time like today so we are kind of a lockie but we are not the only one to witness the launch from the ground people from all around the globe come here to baikonur to see with their own eyes this is a spectacular as seen and actually to wave spacemen while they're sitting already inside the spacecraft funny thing is that spacecraft has no we actually those who are on board cannot see those who are on the ground but still it is very emotional
moment for everybody involved earlier i've had a chance to talk to some of these enthusiastic tourists. the quit so we can see such an event on there once in your lifetime one cannot miss it it's a great event it's very interesting and it's a huge step into space for all of the country we came last year in october to see the space launch and as you know is a wonderful experience but they got up didn't get all the way up into space it was an aborted mission so we just got our mind it came back again we were five years old when they landed on the moon so it's been a long time we were young but it was exciting when we are because we lived near where neil armstrong the first man to step on the man he is from really close to where we live it's a special day when time experience and i'm glad all these people get to come here this is. the dream of mine since i was five years old to watch a rocket go up and to come here which is the birthplace of russian space the
russian space program for me is. there is no long standing sort of ratio but it's just a long long standing dream i watched every launch at home i watch on the internet and even arrange my working life around the launches so i can watch them so we heard about this last year and we were looking forward to it and we saw the launch problems last year and we're getting more and more excited. spanish investigators are reportedly looking to the cia to last month's mysterious attack on the north korean embassy in madrid a spanish media say police of managed to identify at least two of the possible attackers back in february a group of ten must people storm feelings mission in spain they restrained and gagged eight members of staff reportedly putting bags on their heads or moment did manage to escape from a window on the second floor the attackers they made off with stolen computers mobile phones. so so being suggested the raid was to get information on kim cho the
former north korean ambassador to spain who served in the post for years but in two thousand and seventeen was expelled by madrid following north korean nuclear tests he also played a key role in organizing the recent summit between kim jong un and donald trump in hanoi the spanish interior ministry has stated that it will not comment on an ng on going investigation we didn't get opinion though from former cia analyst john kiriakou this is just not the way he carries now an operation first of all the would have to have the permission of the director of the cia to do such as. a presidential appointee that's all and you know the cia would never do an operation that's so brazen and so public in the middle of the day like that where they're with their essentially kidnapping diplomats and holding them hostage and beating them and and stealing their that's just not how it's done. something to disrupt
that summit something so brilliant and it's a criminal act like this that would be that would be essentially an actor. that really at the very least it would be an act of insubordination and and people would go to prison so you know i can't imagine that they would try to so obviously disrupt the summit and you know this was not something that would have disrupted the summit if the summit was going to be disrupted it would have been something far more direct against the north koreans in north korea not in summer likes being. we've discussed the story with former british diplomat one mountain as well over whether the incident is serious in terms of diplomacy. unbelievably serious just as it was with the cia in chile for example nicaragua and other countries quite obviously the fact that the spanish police were not already there to stop these trials and the rest these people frankly is highly suspicious and it means either
the spanish police were totally incompetent which i doubt because with a diplomatic question like that they'd be there within a city of full minutes or speculate why didn't they surround the embassy miti and stop those people getting out have they arrested anybody how come they know some of the people how come they know enough to say that two of them have cia contacts there are spanish forces and u.s. forces at work to try half cover up what really happened so you cannot discount the possibility that there may be one or two people who might for whatever reason have been involved it could be part of the cia even trying to embarrass the cia or maybe at the end of the day to embarrass john bolton the national security adviser so they could be even be american forces yes indeed wanting to embarrass other american forces that is possible. british army veteran will face murder charges of the killing of two people in one thousand nine hundred seventy two during
a civil rights demonstration in northern ireland known as bloody sunday another sixteen people allegedly involved face no action with prosecutors citing insufficient evidence thirteen people were killed and fifteen injured on monday when protest paratroopers opened fire at protesters in the irish city of derry demonstrators were rallying against the government law to imprison people without trial alicia mccallion and pay for the file constituency that includes the city of derry told us that families in the city have shown great dignity chairing the inquiry. i think it's first that we should recognize that a lot of these families in the world and indeed a lot of people throughout the city didn't ever believe that we would ever get one stage to see the change love and the prosecution so the families today were very very dignified but there was a lot of evidence gathered as part of that inquiry and as a say there was an expectation that there would have been more prosecutions of the
three did here today there's an overall problem in relation to try and deal with the past here of course there in the bay area and we have agreed legacy mechanisms that start in stormont takes agreement which would provide a lot of families a lot more families the opportunity for the truth of what happened to their loved ones and a jury in the conflict here across the way and put you know there is no point in staying away from the fact that there is there is huge disappointment amongst all of us. the fight against islamic states last remaining pockets of resistance in syria is entering its final moments according to kurds they launched a massive military offensive a few days ago with the help of us. throughout
the bloody conflict in the country millions of syrians have been forced to flee their homes many and in up in refugee camps inside and outside syria but the conditions there are dire with many in desperate need of basic things like food water medicine we discussed the situation on the ground with all of its general representative the international federation of the red cross in syria. well the situation is really very serious and i think the camp i'll hold it's probably the highest focus at the moment sees thousands of people arriving every day and the infrastructure is not there to support what i do know is that
whole camp yesterday had seventy two thousand people and. people are continuing to rise in the number is around sixty thousand so they're big numbers but most of the displaced people in syria are not living in camps situations a living from place to quayside in the community you know in lebanon where a quarter of the population now syrian. refugees similar numbers in turkey. three million refugees say so it's an incredible pressure on infrastructure and the conversations we're having here in hearing over these few days in brussels is very much around please don't start stop your support for us because the syrian people inside the host nation. continued in need so says i think people need to feel safe to start where. they need basic services
to be able to really water help sanitation education and of course a lot of the woods people need to be able to work and make a living so and to repair their home center to put their lives back on track. so now teams of advance to the cold front of the champions league and the upcoming draw will determine who faces interestingly for the first time in a decade off of the last state english sides with manchester united manager. inside and predictions in his new show an r.t. that's on the touchline. you predicted two out of four correctly this week in the general so it does show after the public amount of the show how hard it is to predict isn't it when you're. in the box or on the box that special q. or like on the ease and the sync will happen you need to leave the use these were taught to use the guy that brings everything we team more than the leader of the
guy that brings everybody with him let me tell you that i'm not unhappy at all because in the end. only one that one leapt into doing for the whole season agreed cross. believes will have a phenomenal safe. normally managers we many times we try to find even for ourselves some excuse and now we have to build a team. the social media is changing a lot of the we people approach football and it's not just football as it is a bald society in general. and if you are enjoying the look of that stick around it just over
a minute's time you can watch the full version of that new show on the touchline here on r.t. that's my cue to get out of here luckily nicaea and all bring you all the latest news headlines at the top of the hour. join me every thursday on the alex simon short and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. follow the latest skirmish only indian pakistani border has faded from the headlines it left the leaders on both sides with proven ratings will most swank in the polls lead to more risk taking when the next confrontation takes place.
the braggs it saga continues a deeply divided british house of commons can only seem to agree on one thing it doesn't want the u.k. to leave the e.u. without a deal the problem is there isn't a parliamentary majority on what to do next maybe this was to resumes planned all along breaks it down. rule of law to go oh oh dear it's great you know. we've been a real good shots few begin murders controls all life. becomes our last community young people are deciding if they want to not like their parents not like them liberals. always struggle. again you always have problems but you are going to focus
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so joe's a eventis man just the city liverpool and barcelona complete the quarter final line up of the champions league you predicted two out of four correctly this weekend being very well so it does show after the public amount of that. ease the naming of the week because of course was a fantastic team performance. that result. of the first leg without that personality without that know how without that