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intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america. scrapping. space moscow warns against spiraling into a new arms race in the twenty first century. also ahead the reverse he grows over his home. to our military brazil's president travels to washington in an effort to jumpstart relations with the us. opponents of american drone operations in yemen when a small but potentially far reaching victory in germany were ordered increased oversight. to coordinate.
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around the clock across the world bases or to international from the team. hello welcome 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 circular for off said he regrets america's willingness to undermine some cornerstone treaties on controlling weapons stockpiles at the same event in switzerland washington question russia's intention to prevent an arms race. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov i have to say has been very critical and has in fact accused america destabilizing world security has expressed his concerns frustration and fear is over the current situation in the field of nonproliferation of. weapons and global arms control
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emphasizing that efforts designed to destroy global basic agreements that proved to be doing their job well in guaranteeing world security and protecting international peace are rising and this is a very dangerous tendency a lover of has particularly referred to america's recent withdrawal from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty known as the i am after treaty signed between moscow and washington back in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven warning that the recent developments may turn threats of nuclear warhead into groom reality. which 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
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a lot of countries will rely on their nuclear and missile arsenals as the only guarantee of their national security russia has responded by saying that it will also suspend its obligations under the agreement but speaking of the conference in geneva earlier on wednesday minister lavrov has stressed that it wasn't russia's decision it wasn't russia's initiative russia has simply responded and russia remains open for the dialogue and is not interested in any way in arms race with their washington but as mosco can see right now washington is not ready for these dollars and this is what minister lavrov has rater rated one more time and he has brought among other things america's recent steps in developing space missile defense program alarm and steps as a lover of believes. the u.s. funds have been earmarked for the establishment of a space missile defense. as well as putting strike capabilities into orbit this is
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opening pandora's box as minister lavrov has said russia helps and believes that its western partners colleagues are responsible for global security and at the end of the day the future of the mankind will hear russia's voice and follow the right path. the president of brazil was dubbed last year as the trumpet of the tropics for the likeness in both his persona and policies so it was perhaps no surprise your first official foreign visit saw him touched on in the u.s. this week the real donald trump was keen to get their relationship off to a solid start. you 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
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relationship with the united states because of our friendship is probably better than it's ever been by far the most. respect whatever the ballots tell us on twenty twenty but i do believe donald trump is going to be reelected foully. well the meeting began on a cheery note with the two leaders exchanging football shirts which each other's names on the jovial atmosphere was perhaps some respond for both who is facing a political scandal at home over reports of alleged ties to violent gangs killam up and told the earlier all of the allegations. back at home bolton r.-o. 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 arrest. and charged with the killing of mariel franco a left wing elected official now when the police raided the home they found one hundred seventeen automatic rifles as well as computers full of intelligence
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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 an r o's home in fact a photo of both sonora with one of the suspected killers has surfaced when confronted about it also nora gave a flat out denial the media has always criticised 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 a medal of honor some of his friends it's. seen old full to the wrist most
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teachers loosen the leash and then. it is. a shift in 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 court sessions contributed to having many enemies. so when both scenarios 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 squads in south and central america is hardly new information and at this point
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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 mop and r.t. new york president used his joint news briefing with the brazilian leader to cast the good nicolas maduro for his role in venice we lose economic crisis 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 well while washington claims venice will is completely impoverished two filmmakers who spent a month shooting a documentary in caracas say the situation is not as bad as it's being betrayed in
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western media to share their findings with my colleague colin brain. but i guess this was you know it made that you'll feel some of those medals on c.n.n. you. get access to those living in the us. thinking letting you know things. before to think that. you know is dangerous but just the thought of. actually when i arrived in caracas before before actually as it 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 possum 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. say three point four million but as wayland have fled to the country three point
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four million people don't leave the 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. during that particular mission it went five to seven percent. so also a hundred and twenty thousand. actually settle last year in minnesota. hyperinflation it concentrates on those things but. things like sheep like a electricity bills water bills other things it was 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 sells more than than anything else but even in troubled countries life has
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a spectrum so 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 this is our moment of us 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 the effect of u.s. sanctions in the sense of lack of u.s. dollars the lack of being able to use us from actual instruments and i mean i would say that people here do. you know you're the society functions. well regardless of the conflicting information on the effects of u.s. sanctions donald trump is set on squeezing the venezuelan economy 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 while america's existing sanctions on venezuela and iran as well have already caused a surge in oil prices which hit
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a twenty one thousand hide this week the rise has also been supported by ongoing supply cuts from oil cartel opec that america seems to be the big winner here last year it's all of production and exports climbed significantly at a time when washington has been pushing hard to boost domestic 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 the iranians and the israelis to sell their oil well that means the u.s.
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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. for the german government birders legal responsibility for a u.s. drone strikes directed down control from german territory that has been decided by a court in a case brought by families of civilian victims in yemen in berlin here's daniel
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hawkins. 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 three 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 had rented an air base 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 base did play a central role in facilitating the relaying of data for drone strikes in yemen
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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 that 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. ally however the use of the ramstein air base for facilitating. strikes has carried
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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 of 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 step in perhaps looking at the legality of various international legal framework surrounding the use of ramstein air base for conducting unmanned drone strikes in
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yemen conflict more global news this wednesday right after this. manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the ruling class is protect themselves. with the flaming. lips be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. most of us are and believe we live in a society based on merit and equal justice the varsity blues college admissions
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scandal conformists that both are true the rich and privileged can buy access for their kids the expense of families who are hard working and don't is the idea of marriage yet. your welcome back doomsday may have been delayed fact checkers at the a.p. news agency have cast doubt on claims made by leading us democrats that we only have over a decade to save the earth from climate catastrophe explains even back when t.v.s. looks like that kid's cartoons would portray those saving us from pollution as
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superheroes i am captain planet. commentator. 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 gary deadline of twelve years a few months ago u.n. environmental experts put together yet another alarming report showing the earth is
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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 world has little more than a decade time is running out to prevent global warming he says the time's up andrea that the world has to do something 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 a fact what was it that mr o'rourke said again the scientists are absolutely unanimous on this that we have no more than twelve years so a.p. actually got in touch with the scientists the panel did not say we have twelve
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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 its. 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 you 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 in twelve years and not receive any pushback and there's 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
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a bunch of crow religionists of the room nodding and going yes it's terrible what must do something elections in this country anywhere are not about convincing the middle they're about turning out your base and keeping the other guy's votes home and if you want to turn out your base and you're a leftist candidate preaching about climate change and how the other side is determined to see us all die horribly that's going to do get the job done for you. north of the border a senior advisor to canada's prime minister just intrusion has resigned in an ongoing corruption scandal michael wernick is the fourth senior official to stepped on over trudeau's alleged interference in a bribery case now it involves s.n.c. level on one of the world's largest engineering and construction firms in twenty fifteen the company was charged with bribery and fraud in libya it allegedly paid ninety eight million dollars in bribes to get duffy era officials to secure a lucrative contracts including the world's biggest irrigation project the firm
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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 denies any wrongdoing. i and my staff always acted appropriately and professionally well since the allegations surfaced just introduce approval rating has fallen from forty one percent in january to thirty three percent not. ballots cast diet over his chances of securing a second term in government in october as election independent political analyst alison robredo thinks staffy corruption scandal is only the tip of the iceberg. s.n.c. lower than it's hardly the only scandal and problem and embarrassment for the government . since eleven len scandal has taken the limelight away from the hallway scandal the fact that china is now pushing the case and they say that cantors definitely influencing its. justice with politics trudeau has
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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. all right it is a puck to the rafters going on to grow next join option and guess in moments this is twenty four seven r.t. . after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the pope the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to go home fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted
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a new challenge and the fresh perspective i'm used to suppressing of assault or not if you think. i'm going to talk about football nazi or else you can think i was going to do. by the way what is it that's lying here. the officer. told you to get up off the ground serve began to. hurt them freeze on the sounds of an mit grown man mislead essentially. john. as you wish to do away from the officer. of his group.
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we obviously did a kind of lunge for the web in one smith's and then when it happened on trace one as i just didn't hit him i never saw any contact between the two any kind went back to where they were so the answer is back here they're trying again fifteen feet apart at this point and that's when the officer pulled his gun and even turned three. time after time they were going underground as u.k. minority government leader theresa may sound on the brink of resignation amid the continuing wrecks of chaos coming out of the show ahead of the one year anniversary of the great march a return to that sort of a six thousand palestinians killed and injured we speak to the palestinian ambassador to the u.k.
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about allegations of british backed israeli war crimes and is britain just another e.u. member selling out its people's wishes we speak to a greek series be known for being the economic hit men of the new liberalism plus some headlines why posturing pompei was too scared of war crimes inquiries while common core and seems to be gunning for more inquiries of the bloody sunday dollars or more coming up in today's going on the ground a fast many statistics show so-called christian terrorism supplanting so-called islamic terrorism this after successive attacks from nation states and lone gunmen on muslims and the left all around the world all so-called terrorist attacks last year in the usa were apparently right wing the head of christ church but the response to the new zealand massacre has been puzzling to those familiar with the founding of the former british colony take a recent new zealand t.v. investigation nearly two hundred years since the worst of the british settler genocides that appears to have suddenly discovered the meanings of kiwi statues and investigation by t.v.
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theories the nation has uncovered some unpleasant history behind many of new zealand's public statues as him across the reports genocide and racism can be linked to some well known and celebrated colonial figures there's a surprise then there while new zealand has arguably still not come to terms with its white supremacist past the country has been sending its soldiers to support nato actions in predominantly muslim countries afghanistan for instance this was a. originally a us. in the early dies in new zealand first came in here and took. off and it doesn't matter we don't any of our missions kiwis have this this and here and desire to continue to build and build and build a new zealanders in iraq to date the astray and you don't build panic capacity he's trying to approximately twenty one hundred iraqi soldiers and officers this is a significant contribution to the iraqi force. and already we are now looking forward to trying to fill two thousand soldiers in the coming weeks and like nato
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nations do zealand's ties with israel are growing no surprise then that on syria new zealand policy is so close to that of israel and the u.k. is the country's pm justifying military action off the back of a supposed chemical attack. given the veto power with the security council by russia which is something we strongly condemned it was very little option in terms of standing up and giving a response to the use of chemical weapons which is it hard and it's a breach of international rule so we accept that decision made by the us by the cayenne by france that was before the un failed to detect syrian government use of sarin alleged by israel and britain prime minister meanwhile this yes and had defense minister to israel as israel bomb because we have. very friendly relations like to make the move from here i'm all ears.

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