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ten days and counting till the breaks it deadline theresa may hits another hurdle as the common speaker rules out a third prime minister. unless she makes big change. police arrest the chief suspect wanted over the shooting on the tram in which three people died tracked terrorism is not being ruled out also had. widespread looting and violence forces the french government which could now protests in the areas worst hit by violence if there's
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a radical element to the demonstrations. new zealand moves to. pressuring social media to do more to tackle extremism of the footage of the mosque massacres that killed fifty on friday streamed online a man's been arrested for reportedly distributing the video. would headline news twenty four seventh's international. news room where it's ten pm monday evening seven pm in the u.k. where no doubt the same feverish evening work going on in downing street at the moment it's only ten days until britain's shed jewel to leave the e.u. the prime minister's been dealt yet another blow this time the house of commons speaker has ruled out a third vote on to reason may's divorce plan unless significant changes are made to us from westminster reports. if you got an f. for your homework would you bring it back on change to the teacher and say oh well
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you've got to really give me a good grade because the exams are coming up soon most people wouldn't but that's pretty much want to reason may was planning on doing with her beleaguered bragg's it with drawls deal it's been rejected by politicians in parliament twice already after the first catastrophic vote she went back to brussels she tweaked the deal but she still failed to get it approved last week one politician referred to it as a polished turd of a deal and yet we had been her hearing these rumors that the government was planning to take this unchanged deal back to the politicians for a third vote this week the only difference would be that the risk of a no deal bragg zat or no brags it via a lengthy delay might make politicians choose may's deal as the least of all
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the evils however the speaker of the house of commons john bercow has just thrown a constitutional curveball into to resume a's court take a listen to what he had to say today has been strongly. though i have not received confirmation of this that stood even possibly for meaningful vote. will be attempted what the government can more legitimately do is to resubmit to the house the same even proposition or substantially the same proposition as last of last week which was rejected by one hundred fourteen. so very hears through paedo in the idea of another vote unless to reason may substantially improves her homework or changes. a deal that politicians are meant to be voting on now he's based on this legal precedent
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called skin may and you might be hearing a lot about it in the weeks to come essentially it's a parliamentary mechanism terribly old used as far back as sixteen zero four but it's meant to stop governments blooming through legislation that's how this is being seen as politicians what does all this mean for greg's it that's what you asked me well if it was possible in any way to reason made sure but has just got even harder she's set to attend the e.u. council summit on thursday but now she needs to come back from that with a substantially changed deal when the e.u. has said repeatedly that there is absolutely no way they are making any more concessions for the u.k. . thanks to developments in the netherlands dutch police just over an hour ago say they've arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting on a tram in the city of utrecht on monday morning three people were killed and five
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injured in that attack the suspect police had been searching for was a thirty seven year old turkish border man who'd been named as tarnish he's been on the storage his radar for some time following a string of past offenses the motive for the shooting is not yet known with more details though his local crime reporter. well we still don't know if there's any cherished threat anymore or maybe we have to look for other reasons why it is shooting at your place oh there's not much going on now it's a moment needed tram seems to be quiet police actions moved to other locations since and we know what been rates in several homes as of right now we know that one recent got one suspects it's. a man thirty seven year old from he's been living in holland and in a group where the shooting took place or out for quite a while i talked to terrorism expert david love about the incident to give me his
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thoughts on how to prevent such attacks we have been learning lessons from it and how how to deal with an instant quickly so what one advantage is because they do talk to each other it isn't just isolated isn't just the french police deal with an instance of the german police or u.k. we have to share this information. you know regardless of whether the u.k. remains are in the or not with the latest. debate going on you know you're opposed played a very important role in this as the policing agencies intelligence based in scene one two and hans policing throughout throughout the continent but regardless of whether we're in or out or the states we actually do talk to each other and i think that's the benefit. french prime minister says you know vast protests will be banned in areas that have suffered the most damage is the result of the demonstrations if they contain a radical element or turn violent. was it tells you only when you first assure we
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will ban yellow vest and stray sions in the neighborhoods to be most effective as soon as we become aware of the presence of extremist elements in their intentions or vandalize. i'm thinking obviously sillies in paris plus paper. and plastic up italian to lose. the measure follows the eighteenth consecutive weekend of anti-government rallies again they were marred by violence with fires being set luxury shops looted and clashes with police but in the cauldron of the reports from the trial to ravage the seans only. one of the world's most glamorous avenues looks very different this monday a burnt out kiosks shattered windows and graffiti on luxury stores that's the face of the iconic some selling say after the protest on saturday the french government has already admitted that not enough was done to prevent extreme rioting from taking place analysis of events shows that the measures taken proved to be insufficient in containing the violence and preventing the actions of the rioters
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protesters who are throwing rocks right into the windows of the shops they used molotov cocktails flares and pieces of piece meant to damaged buildings police say ten thousand people gathered here on saturday and among them fifteen hundred extremists were identified two hundred forty people were arrested and over eighty shops including some luxury boutiques were vandalize. you. know. the french president was forced to cut short his skiing trip for an emergency meeting he said that what happened was no longer a demonstration it has become a national security threats what happened today on the show silesia. can no longer
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be called a demonstration these are people who want to destroy the republic even at the risk of killing everyone who was there was complicit in this yellow vests for the eighteenth weekend so far it is unclear what made these the times and put an end to the silence i guess reporting from paris french political commentator things that the band won't get to the crux of the problem. with.
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people so. that. everybody. in the wake of friday's terror attack on two mosques in christchurch new zealand is looking at ways of preventing similar atrocities in the future the prime minister's promising to make changes to the country's gun laws and also sharply criticized a number of social media sites she says the platforms need to do far more to tackle extremist content more details earlier from correspondent daniel hawkins. questions are being raised as to what exactly happened in the lead up on the aftermath of this terrible act of barbarity among some of those questions social media the role it played this act of terror the shooting of fifty people was actually live streamed on facebook for around fifteen minutes before it was taken down specifically at the request of police in new zealand it was then
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a shared subsequently all other social media platforms as well as the police in new zealand have reminded their twitter followers certainly that distributing objects at all publications quoting here could mean a prison sentence if deemed too public good one arrest already confirmed in new zealand over the sharing of these images very much and present a legal framework here the prime minister of new zealand has also confirmed the sheer challenge they face dealing with this and how exactly they could stand this out in the future i would call on our social media platforms of all variety to demonstrate the kind of responsibility that both lead to these have been and that includes stars who perpetuate their messages in the aftermath there's a lot of work that needs to be down done this attack was only live stream for a full fifteen minutes it was all show assured multiple times are kind to our kind people were saying they had no problem finding about leads to a lot of questions as you were saying with the social media platforms how they
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responded to criticism the big three giants facebook twitter and you tube do face questions over whether they really did handle that sort of area that situation with these pictures being channeled across the whole world in the first twenty four hour we removed one point five million views of the attack globally of which over one point two million were blocked and upload we continue to work around the clock to remove violating content using a combination of technology and people lose nil we are working vigilantly to remove any violent footage of course i don't think anybody is under the illusion is here that simply removing. these streams any quicker would have of course saved the lives of these innocent people but there are questions raised this to him age where these sorts of horrific videos can be streamed online is the threat being taken seriously enough all these preventative methods working the moderators the algorithm that how exactly this can be stopped from happening again. a fiery
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football darby in greece between the so-called eternal rivals part of an eye costs and the libby arkell's was marred by clashes between fans and police on sunday both in and outside the stadium in athens. the game was interrupted just six minutes in when dozens of masked one of the michael's fans attempted to invade the pitch then attacked in the visit visiting teams substitute bench referee eventually abandon the fixture in the second half as police used tear gas to disperse angry supporters to match officials at the stadium was unsafe as toxic gas forced fans to move closer to the page no serious injuries were arrests have been reported so far. festivities and celebrations are taking place across the crimean peninsula right now as the region marks five years
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since its reunification with russia our correspondent dan of is there for us. well the celebrations have gone into the night really and there was something of a nature's gift here the weather was absolutely beautiful a warm sunny day nothing really stopping people from coming out here and marking the days out in the open in the streets in this square and really that's what they did i mean i haven't seen the official figures yet but with the naked eye i can safely say thousands of people have turned up and really five years is a bit of a long time so i talked we talked to some of the crimean ends and ask them how their life's changed in this half a decade yet that in st pete seeing as a resident of the city al say that it happened for the better. and over the past five years trusted changes have occurred in everything even in the general impression of the peninsula. problems have always existed so who owns it all
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depends on the people when we agreed to reunite with russia things went calmly people enjoyed life and then there's those against it i have friends here who are unhappy about it but very few over time they'll be satisfied because they saw the chaos before when you could do whatever you wanted now we have the rule of law now patriotic songs on the stage behind me were briefly interrupted by the address of the russian president vladimir putin has visited the region and he spoke about the importance of the decision he had made five years ago effectively giving the peninsula a chance to become part of russia yet again i was really speaking of the problems faced by the region hopefully at least one of them has been fixed once and for all and that is elect electrical supply see crimea as being very dependent on ukraine on its well previous owner so to speak we've had very well we've had very basic infrastructure very basic old infrastructure so we drew most of its electricity
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most of its electrical supply from ukraine and often here would be either. incapable. or simply ignored willing to provide enough energy so people's homes would go dark repeats of the beholder of the peninsula would go dark today vladimir putin launched to power plants in full capacity in fact this is so powerful that not only crimea is self-sufficient now but also it could export some of that power to other regions and so really the celebrations out on going on so this is this is a big day for crimea and for russia and for all the people who flocked to the streets to celebrate. the u.s. secretary of state has defended washington's backing of the saudi led coalition's bombing campaign in yemen it follows that sent a vote last week to withdraw support my pompei i says its continuation is the way to ensure just pace and to alleviate suffering in the war torn country. the
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senators who voted say they want to end the bombing in yemen and support human rights. but were really to think about who's human rights. if you truly care about your many lives you'd support the saudi led effort to prevent yemen from turning into a puppet state of the corrupt british islamic republic of iran the way to alleviate the many people suffering isn't to prolong the conflict by handicapping our partners in the fight but by giving the saudi led coalition the support needed to defeat arabian back rebels and ensure just peace and donald trump's arms deals with saudi arabia are expected to total around three hundred fifty billion dollars over a decade and apart from supplies and military equipment washington also provides riyadh with logistics and intelligence all senior correspondent looks deeper into the u.s. secretary of state comments the united states makes no secret of what it stands for freedom justice democracy and saudi arabia the white house
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stands on not even if the senate is having second thoughts votes. to an end u.s. support for riyadh's endless war in yemen saudi arabia's bloody war in yemen world's worst humanitarian disaster the horrific wall in yemen saudi led quagmire we are helping saudi arabia drop bombs on churches and weddings we all want this conflict to end if you truly care about your many lives you'd support the saudi led effort to prevent yemen from turning into a puppet state of the corrupt british islamic republic of iran as opposed to becoming a puppet of the free and saudi arabia but what do we know the saudis have waged a four year war against who the rebels who they call terrorists that has turned yemen into a humanitarian catastrophe was even in syria four and five yemeni
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civilians twenty four out of twenty eight million need aid to survive three in five or twenty million i the on the brink who already starving that is to pump a zero has a solution the united states has given more than two billion dollars to help the many people since the start of the conflict. and saudi arabia has given over five hundred million dollars in two thousand and eighteen alone and as pledged an additional five hundred million dollars this year we sowed to about two dollars per hungry civilian per month from washington but as for the cameras you know where the real money is guns oh yes guns very very you know five hundred thirty three million dollars five hundred twenty five million dollars the spinach for you. peanuts he says twelve point five billion
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dollars in that the u.s. is selling saudi arabia is peanuts what does that make the aid then but mr pompei o is adamant if a little bit rabid in his support for saudi arabia and gun sales if we truly care about saudi lives you'd want to stop or run back to these from launching missiles into riyadh amazing how you can twist and turn reality on its head rather than protecting you many civilians from saudi arabia he's protecting saudi arabia from starving many civilians really and speaking of protecting saudi lives there is at least one life that washington didn't seem so concerned about mr hersh shoji was the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing planned and perpetrated by officials of the state of saudi arabia riyadh has brushed off ickes ations that the rule family had
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anything to do with it saying it was rude to operation and that seems washington was all too happy to support this explanation you know we've. been. really really. us oil company. the banks the military corporations the trump government and usually notice the chunk of ministrations in washington democrat and republican serve the interests of those big banks and corporations and so many net relationship and all that it means for profit power empire the interest now is the priority not the lives of young men or the people of saudi arabia or people of venezuela or for that matter states . the united states has made its largest deployment of strategic bombers to the u.k. in more than
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a decade the fifty two strategic bombers which are capable of carrying nuclear weapons to take part in nato drills in georgia close to russia's southern border they touched down just days after the pentagon mention the words nuclear strike russia has all these kind of open. no limits on american military power even when it comes to news that seems to be the prevailing sentiment among certain forces earlier this year two u.s. senators put forward a new law to prohibit the first strike use of nuclear weapons by the united states they made it pretty simple the entire text of the law was one sentence it is the policy of the united states not to use nuclear weapons first now that's also the policy of the russian president but top u.s. military brass say that it's unacceptable and i wouldn't recommend any change to simplify and of decision making calculations and also can envision several circumstances where we would not want to remove that option from the president there are some circumstances apparently where nuking somebody who hasn't already
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knew you first it might be a good idea we decided to talk to new yorkers and see what circumstances they think it might be can you think of any situation where we would nuke somebody who had a nuke just first. you know that's it like. i don't think that's right i don't know what the circumstances would be i mean like syria i mean that makes sense to me like with syria what was going on hopefully winds over there not here so in some circumstances nuking somebody first might be a valid decision but what exactly constitutes aggression take it from the acting secretary of defense your competitors have not been complacent china's defense spending china's organized approach to steal foreign technology russia for its part continues to compete symmetrically with the united states now you made that statement while explaining why the u.s. military budget despite being higher than every other country in the world by billions of dollars was actually going up so russia is doing it and we have to keep
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up but let's look at what russia is actually doing total combined military budget for nato countries in the year of twenty nineteen is roughly one thousand three hundred ninety five billion euros meanwhile russia is spending thirty nine billion euros so how exact. is the usa catching up china and russia in particular the capabilities developed over the last few years to limit our ability to operate freely in space cyberspace land sea and air in the capabilities that we have identified in this year's budget or really designed to allow us to project power when it were necessary to ensure interest in the context that emerging threat for china and russia so at this point us military policy has two major promises number one first strikes with nuclear weapons are a ok and number two russia and china two major nuclear powers are bad and must be opposed can anyone think of a greater recipe for disaster. r.t. new york how the pentagon isn't the only one talking tough so too is u.s. senator and presidential hopeful and the.
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top boss sometimes yes. i push people that is true. i would trade you for bottle of water. she was known to throw off in frustration including binders employees were asked to perform duties they described as the. negative reports of how you treated some of your staff in the past but. when you're out there on the world stage and dealing with people like. that you want someone who is.
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now that's your aussie update for this hour next august where the world's leading thinker explains how the planet's wealth and power came to be under the control of the select few. who. is trump's america first agenda isolating the united states on the global stage sure looks like it and it is the e.u. telling its citizens what to think again sure looks like it.
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i've been saying the numbers mean something they've mattered the us has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime families each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you longs to be rich eight point six percent world market rose thirty percent some with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and if we rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars ai industrial park but don't let the numbers over. the only number you need to remember is one one business showed you know board the mid one and only boom but. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to.
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have to try to cross the saliva before. three of the people. interested in the why. should. i'm afshin rattansi and we're going on the ground as foreign ministers from a group of countries jailing their politicians and refusing to admit refugees meet in brussels the european union coming up on the show is this the end of the european project as italy becomes the first the seven country to consider signing up to communist china's building roads we speak to the former director general of the italian treasury. and we agreed that it is both right and legal to take
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military action together with our closest allies to alleviate further humanitarian suffering tourism a bomb syria while negotiating breck's it should use just sarin gas for the case for war as the o.p.c. w. contradicts we go to aleppo and new york to investigate all the some more coming up in today's going on the ground but first after more airstrikes backed by u.k. arms of the world's largest open air prison camp gaza new allegations in the past few days against british soldiers not bloody sunday but for involvement in alleged war crimes in the world's worst humanitarian crisis it's a u.k. war covered again and again on this channel you might find the upcoming picture is disturbing according to the latest information from the red cross twenty nine children were killed all under the age of fifteen forty eight more were injured including thirty children the strike hit the north of the country which is under rebel control yemeni ngo watch on their investigative twenty seven a part of the unlawful airstrikes launched in yemen and chairperson to walk all
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gave testimony at the u.s. congress in the past few days was released since about. they're incidents that killed and injured civilians in yemen it's very preventable many of the cases what we have documented there is not even a military target people themselves were asking why we were targeted. it is even a strange it's just it's not that's why it's not a matter of training it's a matter of accountability they don't care but dres i'm a does care not hear about the eighty percent of the twenty four million requiring humanitarian assistance or the fourteen point three million right now in acute need but about the country she is selling the weapons to what matters is that we have the relationship in gauge what that enables us to do that but we will also be talking about the very important relationship that u.k. has with saudi arabia an important relationship yes in terms of trade but also in terms of security security the jeremy corbyn who backs international calls for an
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arms embargo and saudi arabia says it's actually threatened by u.k. involvement in the world's worst humanitarian crisis the government is of course still.


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