it. was one of the richest companies certainly and now it's one of the poorest countries of the world company not the country did a slip of the tongue to expose president trump's real thoughts on venezuela we have the evidence. ship allegedly hijacked by migrants who were pulled from the mediterranean arrives in malta more than one hundred rescues are on board including children. surely they are not castaways they are pirates. and an online campaign demands a u.s. drugmaker returns of billions of dollars that allegedly overcharged for hiv medication.
from the moscow newsroom. break with your international world news first up for you this hour with venezuela entering another phase of political crisis the country's government has barred opposition leader from holding public office for fifteen years it comes after gordo announced a new plan to oust president nicolas maduro and called for a fresh wave of protests code america's opposition to the current government in caracas while accidently rebranding venezuela explains. you can take a man out of business but you can't take business out of the man apparently u.s. president donald trump is living proof of that he's been tailoring this image of corporate shark for decades and is now taking the approach to politics the potential of venezuela if done properly and with with democracy would be incredible there was one of the richest companies certainly and now it's one of the. as gulf
countries of the world a slip of the tongue for sure but could it be a fraud and one well he seems to have appointed venezuela's new c.e.o. a long time ago i mean what else could one why do all be in this i mean as an owner trump would want a man he can trust running this venture it has been an expensive one and the u.s. plans to invest more into it the budget also would continue democracy assistance for venezuela and includes new flexibility to provide additional funds to support a democratic transition or respond to the crisis there including up to five hundred million dollars in transfer authority to support programs managed by the state department and usaid venezuela has proven to be an important asset for trump for sure but after all it's not the only one tells and golf courses are going to manage themselves so venezuela has to share trump attention it's only natural if the little things escape his gaze like the fact that some of the investment was
literally set ablaze by those for whom it was intended they don't take the girl to gain if sent hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aid to the border who will take the. ground there was people starve than take the american school even from a political standpoint even from a dictator standpoint of the scale it was why dose support is not more duros who said those trucks with aid on fire but perhaps just an honest mistake by an employee right as former duro he did lead a day in except not from the us but from russia and that is one of the obvious differences between trump's companies and sovereign states the latter can do business with whoever they please but in donald trump said it's all the same competitors must not take over. the get out. the all up.
all that just so you understand all options are off another thing how a business is different you can bankrupt it and its workers can at least hope to get paid leave and find employment elsewhere a country that's a slightly different scale trump is a businessman representing the capitalist class in the us and what they want to lay hold in ca enormous resources again as well trump has absolutely no interest in the lives of the average person in there as well or interested in business and money and maximizing profit a course truck or pence or any group of nato generals has absolutely no right to speak on any matter regarding rent as well as sovereignty. and every one of the actions they have taken are a complete violation of international law and of the un charter russia in turn has
lashed out at trump following his calls for its troops to leave caracas saying the russian military advisers will remain there for as long as the venezuelan government needs the. turkish ship allegedly seized by migrants in the mediterranean sea has now arrived in malta while these forces earlier boarded the small tanker and guided it to a port near the capital letter more than a hundred migrants were on board including twelve children refugees were picked up on wednesday by the merchant vessel at sea but when they learned they were being return to libya they apparently hijacked the ship and set course for europe four people have reportedly been arrested italian interior minister mattel you're so vain he called the incident piracy. it is the first case the first act of piracy of delinquency on the high seas with immigrants asking for help was that who were rescued by this merchant ship flying a foreign flag six miles from tripoli where they hijacked the freighter and saying
no do not go south go north they're not castaways they are pirates italy's coalition government has set a goal of curbing migration into the country all the european union's announced that it will suspend maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of refugees and asylum seekers instead it plan their patrols and close coordination with libya which is the main starting point for refugees and migrants trying to cross the sea from north africa to europe we spoke to a senior researcher for the global policy institute who says europe's hand may be forced to let refugees in. well i think it's the problem that europeans are going to have is that you have this very powerful forces. within europe that welcoming the migrants i'm sure that the initial response of the multi-source origins will be we are not letting anybody in. but you know now of all the human rights the amnesty international the george soros crowd will say my
god this is inhumane european civilization is coming to an end these are people fleeing from most horrific tortures and mother and rape you have to let them in and i think in those circumstances it's going to be very hard for the maltese and the talons to say no. an online campaign has been launched against a u.s. drug maker accused of inflating prices of an antique drug by thousands of dollars and it turns out the company doesn't even own the painting for the treatment and morgan has the story. all across the american political spectrum almost everyone seems to agree that prescription drug costs are too high we will never stop fighting for our children our seniors and those in need of prescription drugs and working families who cannot afford the escalation of cost the drug lobby is making an absolute fortune at the expense of american consumers but the big companies couldn't care less about the government's opinion gilead sciences takes the prize
among hated pharma giants its new medication for people who've been infected with hiv is selling for roughly sixteen hundred to two thousand dollars a month needless to say there has been outrage we're here today us to protest the gillie ads pricing their new combination therapies strike there's no valid reason for it to be priced it's purely greed and profit driven by their new h.i.v. drug provide abroad in a whopping three billion dollars last year but they deserve to be compensated for their creativity and innovation making a new product right well here's the thing it turns out that it was actually us taxpayer money that paid for developing the new drug the scientific research and the testing necessary it was all paid for by the us government however it's gilliard stockholders that get the profits no royalties of any kind are being paid into the u.s. treasury essentially right in the five bears a huge problem with access to expose her profile access in the united states to
prevent a champion action basically there's a lot of low income communities people of color trans women who are not being able to access this drug and a huge part of that is because the company that makes it go in and sciences charge is sixteen hundred dollars for a drug that only costs six dollars now there is similar outrage when gilead started charging over one thousand dollars a pill for its happening. but. now there's another famous case of the chief executive turning. pharmaceuticals larking scrawly jacking up the price of darrent pram an anti parasite medication five thousand percent from its initial cost of thirteen fifteen and when pressed in congress to justify his reasoning mr lee seemed to laugh in their faces i want to plead with you to use any remaining influence you have over your former company to press them to lower the price of these drugs you can look away if you
like but i wish you could see the faces of people no matter what misreads the left says. who can i get the drugs now justice was served but in another fashion the c.e.o. mr scrawly was convicted on two counts of security all of this seems to point to the fact that big pharma has got the u.s. public in a position of weakness for someone infected with hiv travolta could be life or death needless to say people in such circumstances are pretty ripe for being get out but this raises a bigger question how much freedom should influential corporations have especially when they are receiving so much government assistance in order to do their work caleb up and r.t. new york. british m.p.'s are going to be back in the chamber on friday to vote on the withdrawal agreement part of the reason made bricks a deal and specifically addresses key issues such as the irish border and if it's approved the u.k. would extend eight options to try and get the bricks and process on the straight
and narrow will turn out if included a second referendum revoking article fifty and saying in the e.u. for two more years. presents right to remind ourselves what we've decided to do. oh i think the public will look at on these proceedings in. amazement this. guy will be completely bemused by box has gone all over this is a very serious moment for all of us and we have to reflect that this house of commons must try to find a way through the crisis over the last few months and we have. to take the course a very great disappointment that the house is not chosen to find a majority for any proposition it does simplify what's now one offer which really is a big city in the european union as we've just heard with a deal all we've no did at all that is now what's on offer and if we.
deal back to the house which will be seated now is hugely important to. because actually that's going to be the only option isn't. leaving european union with the topics on the prize for to reason may is her premiership she's announced her intention to step down as prime minister but only after she's delivered breck said according to downing street the p.m.'s concession came during a closed door meeting with fellow conservative party and beans i'm prepared to leave this job earlier than i intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party i ask everyone in this room to back the deal so we can compete our historic duty to deliver on the decision of the british people and leave the european union with a smooth and orderly bracks set. the u.k.'s opposition leader jeremy corbyn was quick to react to the news saying may's proposal was about party management and not in the best interests of british citizens he also added that the switch of
government should be left to the public to decide the negotiation we asked people in london what they think about the prospect of to resume a stepping down going to give notice which monkeys in charge and six frankly i don't think. parliament is asserting itself whether it's actually sitting in the p.m.'s chair is going to be dealing with. where it becomes that we really. don't want to. see a prime minister. she's going to resign if she can get a meaningful vote through i don't mean the meaningful that's going to go through so what she did is she going to resign or was she not no one knows. but the economist karen jones and nelson mccausland who's a former social development minister in northern ireland think the tories are made proposed resignation will not solve the brics a crisis. many bricks or tears will be encouraged by her in the instrument but she is going what the position i think for the day you pay and for the past majority of
you know most northerners simply this the deal that she house currently on the table. with you is only acceptable whether she stares or whether she goes the problem for them remains that the bike stop is deeply deeply problematic the british approach to british food has been entirely governed by party politics mrs nay has sought to keep the conservative party together by proposing a kind of compromise arrangement that to some extent at least satisfy the hardline brits it is and also the remain a sort of soft drinks and says that in her own. wave of condemnation at the un security council on wednesday the territory which sits between israel syria jordan and lebanon was seized by israel in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven and then formally annexed in one thousand nine hundred one even washington's close allies voiced staunch opposition to the u.s. president's move saying it sets a dangerous precedent. this decision is of critical critical strategic and security
importance to the state of israel and the u.s. believes it can contribute to stability the decision by the united states to recognize israeli seventy over the golan heights is in contravention of security council resolution four nine seven. sidesteps not only the norms of international law but also the security council resolutions we are concerned that this unilateral decision not only complicates the prospect of finding a comprehensive settlement in the middle east but leads to instability in the region and trumpet administration apparently wants to show some generosity towards israel we would suggest the americans not to lay their hands on what is not theirs the us itself is in dowd with a vast expanses of land so the americans could get the israelis north and south carolina for example why not south carolina is a great piece of land why not give israel
a state or two if this administration really wants to have israel support the golan heights either it will always be either heard of sovereign territory we thank the united states for the just the news story of proclamation this plague many others it has taken before all showed their willingness of the united states to honor reality on the ground. let's bring in my granny who's coeditor of the b.s. news website welcome back to our. what's the concern here in the chamber they talk about setting a dangerous precedent how dangerous a president might it be. well i think this is a president from powerful moments isn't it this is one country given to a second country land that belongs to a third country and the president is obvious another is what i was told him was taken by force by israel. now recognized by the u.s.
but i think that there's a couple of dangerous one that that does send a really dangerous precedent that anyone any country can take another land by force but it's also making trump look very isolationist his only zone here really this is israel in one or two of the countries in the u.s. of course but all the nonaligned movement countries have rejected this this move as has the e.u. for instance as well so companies comma standing out on his own almost like a gangster state like design the state of israel so it's the president and the hypocrisy even i mean remember the against russia a few years ago after the coup in kiev but this being the referendum the people of the golan the thousands of people probably druze i think the syrian jews have had no say on this matter at all so they're now still living on occupied territory which is now been recognized by the most imperialist power on the planet and what about the immediate consequences for the region that is this decision likely to have
a destabilizing effect. i don't think any more destabilizing than the presence of israel already obviously we knew that there were israel has had hundreds of attacks on syrian territory including one last night in the industrial district of aleppo so i don't think there's going to be any change there at all and i certainly don't think that the syrian government is going to be provoked into some kind of reaction in a wider scale war but there is there is concern in the north of syria there is. there's now a buildup of troops despite some saying he was going to withdraw troops from syria there's a buildup of u.s. french and u.k. troops in that part of the country the fact that israel has been bombing them yes they were bombing aleppo yesterday sense a dangerous precedent as well because obviously we have al qaeda in italy still bombing aleppo in the regions around aleppo so it's just looking like western allies the so-called coalition is actually allied itself with al qaida so in terms of the golan i don't see anything. and it's any real change there i think
strategically serial way and choose its moments of retake its own territory in terms of the immediate repercussions i think this is certainly something brewing in the north and hold in that country what the coalition forces are doing there i think is yet to be revealed most of no may have been on his own in all this so why do you think he went ahead with in any way possible to gain. what i think there's a double sort of positive for trump and netanyahu they both will come apart in each other on the back given each other a little gift so when tom does this it just means that aipac and israeli lobby in the us are going to get behind him for the next election in twenty twenty and also is a little power on netanyahu is back he's also coming up to the election in israel so both of them will actually benefit politically from this year in terms of stability for the region no one's really going to benefit from this but as i say i think the syria will but it's time will reach a goal and in the near future but it's not immediately i don't think meantime then
how is the trumpet ministrations especially disregard for international law going to thank the united states' image and reputation on the world stage. while i don't think it has much of a reputation on the world stage when it comes to international law it is almost like a gangster states if anyone was a look at the u.s. abuse a veto there's a post that we put up on b s news if you search for the u.s. veto abuse at the u.n. you'll find it and since nine hundred seventy one since jimmy carter this is been some really trust uses the veto power things like. rights for women rights for children things like that that the u.s. is abused and vetoed so in terms of its own reputation it's obviously it's getting worse we can't get much worse than it already is and but i think trump is probably the move blyton's out of all of the previous presidents in terms of his gangster policies towards the rest of the world. i actually would just look at the the
declarations against members of the i.c.c. in the last couple of weeks where the u.s. administration has actually threatened members of the international criminal court if they start investigating in u.s. war crimes in places like afghanistan and so more and more it's looking like against the site so you know it. has its obvious ally with israel ok for now another mike ready coeditor of a b s news thanks for sharing your thoughts with us on i'll say the same thing. next to american women have launched an initiative to help people on the japanese island of okinawa have been sexually assaulted by u.s. military personnel washington has over twenty five thousand troops in the prefecture hundreds of pass out of being convicted of serious crimes there in recent decades including rape we spoke to one of the women working with victims. and their reason that i wanted to create survivor's units because it's been my you know our feeling is going through we went through i was so lost i didn't knew where to turn for help i didn't know who to trust i didn't know and you know what answer
what questions to ask him and it has not caught up with the times today to be able to accommodate the cases that we're seeing in to adjudicate successfully adjudicate cases that we're seeing but this is this is not and negative light it seems to mine our knowledge here and this is a positive that we we don't want misbehavior happening. america's for ten minutes we base is located in a densely populated area and i was to around half of all american troops stationed in japan resentment toward u.s. troops a steady growth in recent years in politics due to the allegations of widespread criminality over the u.s. into paddle together.
it's human nature in any institution in any culture and there's going to be bad apples and unfortunately there are bad apples in the united states military just like there are in any other military in the world and. if these crimes are committed against foreign nationals in whatever country they are our military station and i want them to know that they have a boys that these these survivors of abuse sexual abuse by our service members if it occurs have a voice and if they have somewhere to go and they can pursue justice just because they were sexually abused by the united states military member does it mean that they have to stay silent if they don't want to you and i do understand that not everyone wants to pursue justice but at least they can know what their options are
what their rights are and then they can decide to they can pursue justice and. to not be scared to do so. codes in syria are appealing for an international tribunal to prosecute islamic state members after the syrian democratic forces which is largely made up of kurdish fighters declared that the terror groups final enclave had fallen on saturday while the five thousand militants are reportedly being held in kurdish detention centers while their relatives have been sent to a separate refugee camp many of the suspected fighters and their families or a foreign origin we spoke to a journalist who's visited syria a number of times during the conflict about the crossroads facing the kurdish minority. the syrian government has regained all its territories except in a loop is a matter of months before the government takes back control of the province now the kurdish issue in northeast syria is also on the table the kurds want the creation of kurdistan but it hasn't been a good start and led
a series of offensives which weaken the kurds and gave him control of the region in syria there is a kurdish controlled area ridge of are ruled by the syrian democratic forces but this is just a label in reality it is under the wipe e.g. a branch of the p.k. k. to give themselves a better image they associate with christian and arabic militias who fought against islamic states and create. the syrian democratic forces but in reality everything is controlled by the y p g y p g has no support it is alone and incapable of resisting the syrian army so will there be a conflict between them i don't think so the north of syria would like to have control over some economic areas so i believe there will be a negotiated solution the question is how much of an internal me the syrian government will be ready to give to the northern part of syria. a court in luxembourg has denied
a us request to seize iranian assets held in the european nation as a way of compensating the victims of the nine eleven attacks tehran's assets have been frozen in luxembourg for seven years as part of international sanctions after a new york judge found evidence that pointed to iran helping al qaeda conduct the terror attacks rocked new york and washington in two thousand and one there are still firmly denies any involvement however the court said there were no grounds to uphold the u.s. decision as international law and the iranian foreign ministry praised the decision . the ear of totalitarian and bulling behavior of america towards other countries is over and it can no longer a search groundless accusations of political communication professor at the university of tehran told us america's official reports tell a different story concerning iran's involvement. you may remember a couple of years after nine eleven the united states and nine eleven commission a published report more than five hundred pages reports you have any indication
that iran is in any way responsible the second problem is the issue of sovereignty it. is a sovereign country you don't have assets about one point six billion dollars in luxemburg funds of frozen as part of. difficult is that existed nuclear program had nothing to do with nine eleven issues and since we had the agreement in two thousand and sixteen. the funds are supposed to be released basically in two thousand and fifteen actually to keeping you going people's money . has not just the fish now you're up to date i'll have you next aussie news off the world appalled ways of the options for sunday's presidential election in ukraine.
seize private companies that have got a lot of v.c. venture capital funding are ready to go public this year i saw the list they're all going out of forty fifty sixty seventy billion dollars valuations so the prediction here is that it will be the end of this cycle you're going to have a like two thousand and one style crash and stack due to the fact that there's nothing to support the valuations of these companies and very quickly crash. oh.
hello and welcome to worlds apart of the ukrainian presidential elections that just days away with a quarter off eligible voters still undecided on whom to support with thirty nine candidates in the race is the choice to broad or perhaps to constrict as well to discuss that i'm now joined by a prominent ukrainian politician if there. is a bloodless servant of the two sides so good to see you thank you very much for. this opportunity to talk to you but down them key is. the key of international sociology insitute accomplished its poll which is over twenty four percent of ukrainians are still undecided who to vote for what is the reason for the what do you think about that it's really going on with my mind i mean this is something quite natural this is a natural reaction to. repair your crane. i mean the president show.