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i. scrapping treaties and weaponize ing the space. again spiraling into a new arms race in the twenty first century. coming up on the this our resilience president faces a political scandal reports emerge about. part of the military in the country. germany is a country deadly drone strikes in yemen directed uncontrolled from a u.s. base german soil as a court moves in the favor of victims. we
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are tuning in from right around the world this hour welcome to moscow and to r.t. international i mean and o'neill our top story russia's foreign minister has warned against the emergence of a new arms race on an even greater scale than the cold war speaking at a conference on disarmament in geneva surrogate said he regrets america's willingness to undermine some cornerstone treaties on controlling weapon stockpiles let's go live. there for more all the details all miss maria circle of rough seemingly not pulling any punches here what more did he have to say. hi you did well speaking at the conference on the international forum that brings together in sixty five states russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has been very critical he has expressed his deep concerns over the current situation in the field of global arms control explaining that affluence. destroying basic agreements that proved to
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do their job well guaranteeing world security are currently on the rise and this is a very dangerous tendency he has particular refer to america's recent withdrawal from the intimidate range nuclear forces treaty known as the i.m.f. treaty signed between moscow and washington back in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven warning that the recent developments may lead to a situation when threat of nuclear war may turn into a groom reality let's take a listen. to what we are now hearing is talk of the possibility of unleashing a limited nuclear war for russia and i hope all the other countries represented here such a prospect is unacceptable however such a scenario could become a reality if we together fail to find a sensible alternative to recent tendencies aimed at undermining the very edifice of arms control treaties should there be a new arms race a lot of countries will rely on their nuclear and missile arsenals as the only
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guarantee of their national security. following america's decision russia has undertaken a near action also announced in its wake stroll from the i.n.f. treaty but spoke at the conference in geneva russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov has reiterated one more time that russia is not planning to get involved in any arms race with america and is ready to go back to the dialogue as soon as washington is ready something that lover of believes russia does not see happening right now and here minister lavrov has brought recent steps in developments of space missile defense system by america alarm and steps as lover of believes let's take a listen. in the u.s. funds have been earmarked for the establishment of a space missile defense system as well as putting strike capabilities into orbit this is a. well as you can see a lot has been said many critical things but as
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a lover of has said at this conference in geneva russia has that its western colleagues will hear its voice back to you. breaking down in the statement earlier by a surrogate luftwaffe thank you. all right to another headline stories this hour the president of brazil has for some time been dubbed the trumpet of the tropics for his right leaning and dear europe chose the united states this week as the destination for his first official foreign visit the real donald trump was also keen to get the relationship op and running. i also know that we're going to have a fantastic working relationship. we have many views that are similar and we certainly feel very very true to each other on trade i think brazil's relationship with the united states because of our friendship is probably better
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than it's ever been by far more civil to. respect whatever the ballots tell us on twenty twenty but i do believe donald trump is going to be reelected foully up a little. thank you for a factory view. yet warm words on indeed the meeting began on the cherry no two with the two leaders exchanging football shirts with each other's names on them all this props coming somewhat of a relief for both sonora who's facing a political scandal at home over reports of alleged ties to violent gangs and brought me up to speed earlier on the allegations. back at home also naro is facing a pretty serious political scandal not over his words but over his ties to right wing paramilitary groups something brazil isn't torrijos for.
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earlier this month two former police officers were arrested and charged with the killing of mariel franco a left wing elected official now when the police raided the home they found one
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hundred seventeen automatic rifles as well as computers full of intelligence information on left wing journalists activists and politicians so where was this mini command center of extremism located well it turns out it was on the same block as both in our us home in fact a photo of both a narrow with one of the suspected killers has surfaced when confronted about it also now gave a flat out denial the media has always criticize me they wanted to simplistically a connection but i never saw the gentleman in my gated community i don't read is going to have much time to you know you can gauge in social life with them this is not the only tie to extremism back in january five former leaders of a right wing gang were arrested and it was revealed that the wife and daughter of one of the gang leaders was actually employed by bolsa narrow son flavio son of the brazilian leader joined his father in taking a photograph with the gang leaders at a birthday party furthermore flavio also gave an award to one of the gang members
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a medal of honor some of his friends it's. seen old photographs most pictures of the with the spokesman. a shift toward the position of the president in the presidency now there was an incident back in two thousand and eleven that also raise suspicion a judge was murdered after a controversial trial and we heard this interesting statement from balsa narrow son made this judge be with god but the absurd and. police offices and quote sessions contributed to having many enemies. so when balsa gnarls sat down with donald trump he had some pretty serious charges hanging over his head a lot more serious than say unreleased tax returns now also narrow before he met with donald trump sat down with another powerful u.s. entity the u.s. central intelligence agency now the cia's ties to right wing extremists and death
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squads in south and central america is hardly new information and at this point there got to be folks inside of trump's team who are wondering if his photo op with this rightwing brazilian counterpart is really such a good idea mopp and r.t. new york the president trying to use the joint a briefing with the brazilian leader to all so he sees that slum nicholas mature for choking venice well as economy is happening there is a disgrace this was one of the wealthiest countries in the world and all of a sudden it's just it's grief stricken poverty stricken no food no water no air conditioning no anything no power for a long time last week no power and that's going to break down again because it's being held together by threats and while washington claims venice we lay there is completely impoverished to filmmakers who spent a month shooting a documentary in caracas say the situation is not as bad as it's being portrayed in
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western media is shared their findings with my colleague cullen pray. but at best it's nice to have you know if you made it your. medals on c.n.n. you said you get access to living in the us a i was. thinking you know things. before to think that. you know this is dangerous but just the thought of when it comes to actually when i arrived in caracas before before actually as a sort of take a few steps back before i went to venice whether there are a lot of people i know in the journalist community is there well actually alan maybe you should take a parcel going to venezuela you know the crime rates around this the economic and social situation is appalling not to mention the political situation and actually when i arrived i mean life was still bustling in caracas something people were still going to jobs people were still continuing with lives people going to find it hard to believe at the u.n.
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say three point four million venezuelans have fled to the country three point four million people don't leave a country if everything's ok or at least manageable. well this is interesting i wonder where these figures come because according to the government. people that shooting last year seven percent of. you know school. children that particular. seven percent. so also a hundred and twenty thousand colombe in actually settle last year in minnesota. hyperinflation it concentrates on those things but it still seems like cheap like electricity bills bills other things give us a rounded picture of this because you spent a month in venezuela more recently than the probably most of our audience did and let's face it you work in the news business you know that pictures of suffering
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sells more than than anything else but even in troubled countries life has a spectrum so allan give us a fuller picture then life in venezuela tough as it is how is it really. as you said it is tough i mean it is hard i would say yes i mean this is our moment columnist but i would say definitely the government has made mistakes but i would also say the u.s. sanctions and he definitely sort of feel you know the effect of u.s. sanctions in the sense of lack of u.s. dollars of lack of being able to use u.s. financial instruments and i mean i would say that people here do. you know you have the society functions is interesting point of view isn't it and regardless of the conflicting information on the effects all of us sanctions donald trump sit on squeezing venice we'll as a colony take a look. but we haven't done the toughest of sanctions as you know we've done. i would say right down the middle but we can go a lot tougher if we need to do that america is
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a good thing sanctions on venice with iran by the way have already caused the surge in oil prices which hit a twenty nine thousand high on choose they the rise has also been supported by ongoing supply cuts from oil cartel opec america seems to be the big winner here last year its all in production and exports climbed significantly that comes amidst washington's pushing domestic shale production. sanctions play a key role in the not only propping up the price of oil but also in allowing u.s. oil producers to gain a larger market share if you have sanctions and you're reducing the opportunity for
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the iranians and of the israelis to sell their oil well that means the u.s. shale producers can sell their oil through their refineries and on the texas coast in the northeast that previously used them as well in oil and for example i don't think that the price of oil can stay where it is i think is slowly going to decline notwithstanding whatever the saudis and russia do and nigeria and others with regard to the production cuts i think the slowing in europe and slowing in china and now the slowing of the economy in the u.s. and that's why the sanctions will probably continue and maybe even intensify to try to reduce the supply to get the price back up. another big news story of the day. the german government legal responsibility for a u.s. drone strikes and directed control from german territory has been decided by
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a court in a case brought by families of civilian victims in yemen daniel hawkins reports from berlin. landmark case in germany with the court in the city of months the ruling that the german government does bear at least partial responsibility for ensuring that the use of its air base in the southern city of ramstein by the united states air force does out here strictly to international law in two thousand and twelve re yemenis lost relatives five sell been. lost his brother in law asylum been out of job or who was an alongside his brother will lead in a u.s. drone strike the germans through. on german soil were involved in these strikes and what had happened to my family and it is possible that my family would not have been a target of such strikes and drenched an airbase not provided such information the case was initially dismissed by a court in cologne back in twenty fifteen the court has now ruled that in fact the
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base did play a central role in facilitating the relaying of data for drone strikes in yemen judges ordered the government to take all appropriate measures through ensure that the u.s. force was complying with international law and to press washington if necessary to get the answers they required it also ordered the government to investigate the questions and the concerns put forward by the family surrounding the legality of that airstrike gave the sermon he addressed the killings conducted by al qaeda and challenge them to present a religious authority that is willing to debate with him so he can demonstrate to the people that this behavior of al-qaeda is wrong he was taken out by the american strike unfortunately he was not killed by al qaeda he was killed by an american missile germany is a country that stopped arms shipments to saudi arabia which is a key player in the yemeni conflict described as one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of this century and also a key u.s.
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ally however the use of the ramstein air base for facilitating. strikes has carried on and this has come in for criticism from human rights representatives i think it is definitely a constant a contradiction that the german government is saying that the arms sales to the saudis for the were in yemen have to be stopped and at the same time. do not intervene to stop the drone strikes on yemen via ramstein air base this court case hasn't played out entirely how the job or family wanted it to they were hoping for a complete ban on the use of ramstein air force for anything to do with the u.s. drone strikes in yemen any german government has said they will look into the ruling they will study it carefully but this can be viewed as an important first step in perhaps looking at the legality of various international legal framework
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surrounding the use of ramstein air base for conducting unmanned drone strikes in yemen conflict play more news coming up in one thousand seconds time stay with us. financial survival. housing bubble. oh you mean there's a downside to artificially low mortgage rates don't get carried away that's cause report. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. i want to. have to go right to the press to supply them before three of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the
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waters about how. most of us believe we live in a society based on merit and equal justice the varsity blues college admissions scandal and inform us that both are true the rich and privileged can buy access for their kids at the expense of families who are hard working and is the idea of marriage. partly being delayed some checking by a news agency house exposed fool all the same claims made by us democrats out there is just over a decade left to save the earth from global warming reports. even back when
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t.v.'s look like that kids cartoons would portray those saving us from pollution as superheroes. to. see today you just can't be a successful democrat and presidential hopeful without being a bit of captain planet democrats be like how do i sound cool and make republicans look bad at the same time. thank god there is climate change the scientists are absolutely unanimous on this that we have no more than twelve years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis what the intergovernmental panel on climate change say is that we have twelve years twelve years and we're like the world is going to end in twelve years if we don't address climate change why this scary deadline of twelve years a few months ago u.n.
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environmental experts put together yet another alarming report showing the earth is continuing to heat up it's bad for the planet and everyone who lives on it some interpret it the following way experts say that we have until twenty thirty to avoid catastrophe the world has little more than a decade time is running out to prevent global warming and he says the time's up andrea that the world has to do something we're reaching the cliff edge a little faster quite a bit faster and so it snowballed into a big trendy protest children have the impression their generation could be doomed . that we have twelve years to turn this around but suddenly there's that hoops moment the associated press checks what those who want to run for the white house after say for facts what was it that mr o'rourke said again the scientists are absolutely unanimous on this that we have no more than twelve years
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so a.p. actually got in touch with the scientists the panel did not say we have twelve years left to save the world this has been a persistent source of confusion the report never said we only have twelve years left well have a look at what they wrote on some liberal websites after the a.p. piece came out that's right on climate and the a.p. fact check is wrong it is the a.p. this is incorrect about climate change. not by a rule oh sure how can a democrat candidate get something wrong especially when his party essentially chose to rely on the so-called green new deal ahead of the election it's a set of proposals to address climate change and just can't lead down your next generation of voters as a matter of faith and belief by guys like bedo and others who will walk out and say the world is going to end is twelve years and not receive any pushback and there's
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no laughter there's no one going well you've got to be kidding me there's no one standing up to them and say you've clearly lost your mind which you have are a bunch of probably just a nodding and going yes it's terrible to do something elections and in this country anyway or are not about the sea level they're about turning out your base and keeping the other guys votes home and if you want to turn out your base if you're a leftist candidate preaching about climate change the other side is determined to see us all die horribly that's going to do get the job done for you. a senior advisor to canadian prime minister justin trudeau resigned in an only going corruption scandal michael wernick is the fourth senior official to step down over trudeau's allegedly interference in a bribery case it's involve the s. n. c. level than one of the world's largest engineering and construction firms in twenty fifteen the company was charged with bribery and fraud in libya and allegedly paid
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ninety eight million dollars in bribes to get duffy era officials to secure a lucrative contracts including the world's biggest irrigation project their firm claims that all the people implicated in the case have since left the company prime minister trudeau has been accused of pressuring the attorney general to drop the investigation he himself denies any wrongdoing. i and my staff always acted appropriately and professionally. allegations surfaced just introduce approval rating has fallen from forty one percent in january to thirty three percent and that has cast diets over his chances of winning a new term in elections in october alessandra bruno an independent political analyst thinks that the corruption scandal is only the tip of the iceberg s.n.c. lower than it's hardly the only scandal and problem and then barrus meant for the government. since eleven len scandal has taken the limelight away from the
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hallway scandal the fact that china is now pushing the case and they say that cantors definitely influencing its. justice with politics. trudeau has ruined his brand he's no longer the sun around which everyone else wants to revolve they're trying to wash away the scandals but the problems are just accumulating and he's become a liability not to mention then the budget and the increasing the deficit which will play into the hands of the conservatives so the number of issues piling on the government where it's bursting. us jury has ruled other weed killer produced by chemical giant monsanto was a major factor in causing cancer in a californian man he's the second person to successfully sue the firm on the same allegations the latest lawsuit was brought by edwin hardiman who use roundup weed
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killer for more than twenty five years and twenty sixteen he was diagnosed with a cancer that affects the immune system monsanto which is based in the us and owned by the german chemical giant buyer denies that the product causes cancer it contains a chemical called lifeforce eight it was discovered by a monsanto scientist back in one thousand seven day and has become one of the world's most widely used herbicides in twenty fifteen the international agency for research on cancer classified as quote probably carcinogenic to humans colin campbell an associate professor of political science thinks that monsanto will continue to make huge profits as long as it is us government support. monsanto and its parent company bear is big big dollars so they're making tons of money and the u.s. . pulls regularly the agricultural chemicals serves
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the round of. you human utilize it so as long as the land of the green light. from the u.s. government they can sell and market this around the around the world moreover other companies can now put the life of they in their agricultural products and so they also are benefiting greatly on diplomatic actions and whales stomachs and focus next we're back watching the hawks in the. was. was.
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was. we do madam it that carrot here if pot. was was. join me every thursday on the alex song i'm sure i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics sport this list i'm show business i'll see of an. officer. told to get up off the ground yasser began to. hurt themselves on the sounds of an mit grown man like mislead essentially. through his. wish to do away from the officer. of his crew.
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the obvious or did they kind of lunge for the weapon once missed and then when it happened on tree swung as i just didn't hit him i never saw any contact with. any kind went back to where they were so the answer is back here they're high again fifteen feet apart at this point and that's when the officer saw that his gun and he bit on three. greetings and salutation. you know i'm getting flashbacks hawk watchers after witnessing the bernie sanders presidential campaign battle with the washington post like it's march of two thousand and sixteen all over again you see on march fifteenth this year while sanders was on the campaign stump through charleston south carolina he delivered one of his usual fiery zingers towards our good friends on wall street declaring quote not one major wall street executive went to jail for
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destroying our economy in two thousand and eight as a result of their greed recklessness and illegal behavior no they didn't go to jail they got a trillion dollar bail out. this quote naturally sent the big bank loving corporate democrat wing into the into a flutter but then fully washington post back jack or glenn kessler stepped in to write this terrible terrible wrong and he awarded sanders to put nokia o's because according to washington post math with the great bank bailout was just over five hundred billion or half a trillion not a full trillion because i guess that the half a billion makes all the difference between deciding if the big banks and wall street are just greedy scum or incredibly greedy scum these sanders team and others who reported extensively on the bailouts like my at mattei e.b.u. rolling stone were quick to point out and cry foul.

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