it. was one of the richest companies certainly and now it's one of the poorest countries of the world. company not a country did a slip of the tongue exposed president trumps that real thoughts on venezuela we weigh up the evidence of. the ship hijacked by migrants who were pulled from the mediterranean arrives and more than one hundred people are on board including children. they are not castaways they are pirates. and an online campaign demands a u.s. drugmaker return billions of dollars that allegedly overcharged for hiv medication .
by broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our international thomas glad to have you with us all right with venezuela entering another phase of political crisis the country's government has barred opposition leader from holding public office for fifteen years quite on himself has called that decision lawful it comes after gladio announced a new plan to oust president maduro and called for a fresh wave of protests the us president meanwhile has reasserted america's opposition to the current government in caracas while accidently rebranding venezuela has done off comments. you can take a man out of business but you can take the 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 it was one of the richest companies certainly and now it's one of the poorest 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 y. do in this i mean as an owner trump would want a man he can trust or 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 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 or take gate if sent hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aid to the border he would take the. ground that his people starve than take the oh yes good even from a political standpoint even from a dictator standpoint of the scale it was why dose support is not more duros who set those trucks with aid on fire but perhaps just an honest mistake by an employee right as former duro he did lead aid 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 rights all the same competitors must not take over the years to get out or see.
the all options are out all 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 business representing the capitalist class. and what they want to lay hold. well trump has. absolutely no interest in the lives of the average person in venezuela interested in business and money and maximizing profit a course or a pence or any group of nato generals has absolutely no right to speak on any matter regarding venezuela 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 advisors will remain there for as long as the venezuelan government needs them. a turkish ship seized by migrants in the mediterranean has arrived in malta the vessel is now under the control of the maltese armed forces more than one hundred migrants were on board including at least a dozen children refugees were picked up on wednesday by the merchant vessel at sea but when they learned that they were being returned to libya they hijacked the ship and set course for europe five people have reportedly been arrested on suspicion of being ringleaders an interior minister matteo salvini has declared the incident an act of piracy. it is the first case help was like who were rescued by this merchant ship flying a foreign flag six miles from tripoli they hijacked the freighter and saying no do
not go south go north they are not castaways they are pirates italy's coalition government has set a goal of curbing migration into the country while the european union has announced it will suspend maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of refugees and asylum seekers instead it plans to air 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 political analyst nicola coverts thinks the european union's migrant policy is still not effective enough. and of course they're looking for better conditions they think that they have been brought to believe that go on writing by writing in europe we will have free social security they will have nice houses they will have a better conditions than those they are having today so that is why some of them are ready to risk their lives to knives with their loved ones or their families and some of them are sure of taking
a lot of money to get over here so they are desperate i think this shows that the european union has no policy the european union policy towards these massive migration flows is not working it's not working it's that. the catastrophe for the migrants is a catastrophe for the villages and towns which are agreeing these migrants because they have no means to treat them because the european union doesn't know what to stand this how to how to calm it down the european union union has shown that it does not know how to tackle this fundamental issue which is one of the main concerns of many european peoples today. an online campaign has been launched against a u.s. drug maker queues of inflating prices of an anti-aging i.v. drug by thousands of dollars and it turns out the company doesn't even own the patent for the treatment of his co-op and 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. 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 guilty of stockholders that get the profits no royalties of any kind are being paid into the us treasury. in the united states to prevent a champion. 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 good science is 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 hepatitis c. drug cartel for her. but. now there's another famous case of the chief executive turning. pharmaceuticals larking squarely 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 ms rhett's let's say is. who can i get the drugs now justice was served but in another fashion the c.e.o. mr lee was convicted on two counts of securities fraud and sent to seven to point to the fact that big pharma has got the u.s. public in a position of weakness for someone infected with hiv truvada 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 oppen r.t. new york. paper firm performance excuse me at university in france has been cancelled after it was labeled afro phobic colonialist and racist the play was scheduled for monday as part of an annual ancient theatre festival but students blocked the actors staging the greek tragedy from entering the theater protesters claimed during last year's performance black face makeup was used the university's administration says there was a misunderstanding and this year's actors are supposed to put on black masks following the traditions of ancient greek theater two french ministers published a joint statement opposing the cancellation. the ministers strongly condemned this unprecedented attack on freedom of speech and creativity at the university he runs country to academic values and republican principles. we discussed the issue with luis george tin president of the council of french black associations and john yves
. founder of the. institute. about the electricity imparted like face originally came from europe because i was condemned by human rights defenders of the un and the european parliament yesterday to tickle the points of black faces for a white person is a change their appearance and act like a dark skinned person because of his first appeared during the times of slavery was done to mock and demonize black people francis communities forcibly reconciled with crimes against humanity turning this into a joke human thinking at least this is funny or we can dress like black people we can be black people this is so funny and so devilishly mush absolutely this is an absolutely to collect around measure to ban a type of performance an act of violence took place and started on the biggest french university where they blog this play from going ahead. and performance we choose two thousand five hundred years old and as you mentioned in greek there to use our masks with different colors it's traditional like the portray different
characters and black masks i'm on there that's why all we hear about blackface is not serious at all this is a new ideological framework which is less than a year old. the law of the button was for us if they could if they don't want to see black people on stage a question why not just use african costumes instead up with the i can't dictate how these performances should be done of course so there are thousands of different ways to get round this so there are plenty of ways to produce an ask list tragedy i am a professor of philology and i professed ask myself and i've never come across this unpleasant thing of performers having to dress up in a racist manner two weeks ago there was a carnival in belgium with some racist episodes to it and people dressed up as jewish or black and the european commission went some way to condemn it. if we are republicans we should respect. we have opinions about it but there are limits and fixed laws you tell me that john my real upin was
a kind of big tax and that's true on twenty one counts i like. well that's a lot of political ass friday and we'll see more drama in the u.k. parliament as m.p.'s plan another crucial vote on drugs that time more after a break so this is our into. the great tragic comedy known as russia gate is slowly becoming part of history the resistance continues to resist trump but clearly the president has the wind at his back now is a time for a great awakening what are the lessons to be learned and can the liberal media recover from this fiasco. in terms of mr why go home he's played a useful role but i think that the mistake he's made thus far is not announcing
that he would not stand for president so to say to the venezuelan people in the international community i've done my role which i believe is a constitutional one as the interim president but don't look for me to run think if he were to do that the situation in venezuela would be perceived as less one of the united states. the a. welcome back this is our t. international a british m.p.'s will return to westminster on friday to vote on the so-called withdrawal agreement part of trieste may's bragg's a deal it specifically addresses key issues such as the irish border and if
approved of the u.k. will extend bragg's it until the twenty second of may this comes after indecision clouded another vote on wednesday on eight options to try and get the braggs that process to the finish line the alternatives included a second referendum revoking article fifty and is staying in the e.u. for two more years. president try to remind ourselves what we've decided to do things in. amazement it's. my will be completely bemused by watts has gone on this is a very serious moment for all of us and we have to reflect that this house of commons has tried to find a way through the brics a crisis over the last few months and we have feel. it is a course a very great disappointment that the house has not chosen to find a majority for any proposition it does simplify what is now one offer which really
is a big city in the european union as we've just heard with a deal or with no deed at all that is now what's on offer and we pressurize a lot of the m.p.'s course if point theresa may can bring her deal back to the house which will be seated now as huge really important to do because actually that's going to be the only option and came as a. tree some may announced her intention to step down as prime minister but only after she has delivered brags that according to downing street of the p.m.'s concession came during a closed door meeting with conservative party m.p.'s 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 complete our historic duty to deliver on the decision of the british people and leave the european union with
a smooth and orderly bracks set of the u.k.'s opposition leader jeremy corbyn was quick to react to the news of saying may's proposal was about party management and not in the best interests of british citizens he also added that a change in government should be left to the public to decide. as people in london what they think about the prospect of theresa may step into. i don't think it matters which monkeys and judges because frankly i don't think it makes any difference column of the century itself who ever is actually sitting in the p.m.'s chair is going to be dealing with that hopefully she will resign. wait it becomes clear that we were made for you i don't want you and says she thought the direction see a prime minister. she's going to resign if she can get a meaningful vice through i don't mean a meaningful that's going to go through so what's she going to do is she going to resign or was she not no one knows it's kyle said. dr of the risk analysis
a group of pangea wire thinks the british public at large is unsure of where to go from here. what happens off the moral is what really counts are we going to have a second a peer second chance to vote on this is going to be revoked at least temporarily until. i think that's the key question that's what hopefully will be answered in the next weeks to come people have a lot of different mixed emotions about what has turned into what we do see i think is confusion in what people want to see for example the petition that was online that called for article fifty to be revoked but at the same time we had there was a report that almost a million man march for a second the brakes or a referendum so i think the people themselves if they come if they do if they do not want to happen they need to come with one aligned message instead of two separate things we truly want the same thing you see. israel's military has announced a rocket alert across of the country's south claiming thousands of people are
seeking shelter it is the fifth day of violence between israel and palestine which started after a long range rocket attack by hamas that injured seven people near tel aviv on monday tensions have also been aggravated by the dispute over the golan heights donald trump's a decision to recognize israeli sovereignty over the golan heights triggered a 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 nine hundred eighty one even washington's close allies voiced staunch opposition to the us 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 fine at comprehensive settlement in the middle east by police 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 doubt with a vast expanse 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 their golan heights either it will always be either heard of sovereign territory we thank the united states for the just the new story population this is their plague many
others it has taken before all showed their willingness of the united states to honor reality on the ground. the truck. has let's say no sense because you under it's lose the united nation doesn't it. not the country is just but it's weird but i don't think it's going to change a lot because when he's the embassy to to do it. a lot of people went to protest industries up the our country but nothing has changed and some other countries. are invested. into jerusalem too so i don't think it's going to change much. kurds in syria are appealing for an international tribunal to prosecute islamic state of members after the syrian democratic forces which is largely made up of
kurdish fighters declared the terror groups final enclave had fallen on saturday more than 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 are of foreign origin we spoke to a journalist who has visited syria a number of times during the conflict about the crossroads facing the kurdish minority. would you like. the syrian government has regained all its territories except in a globe 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 after 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 y p g a branch of the p.k. k.
. to give themselves a better image they associate with christian in arabic militias who fought against islamic states and created 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 insult to me the syrian government will be ready to give to the northern part of syria. and that does it for mail be back in thirty five minutes with more news watching our two international.
their breath risk. they start training very young. they months of intensive schooling. their reps. and they save lives. seize private companies that have got a lot of v.c. venture capital funding are ready to go public this year i saw the last they're all going out of forty fifty sixty seventy billion dollars valuation 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 asked back do the fact that there's nothing to support the valuations of these companies and they'll value very quickly well more crash.
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the song means. flowers can grow even on storms. the circus country which is located in afghanistan but i think is very different than. the rest of. their route from denmark because one of the founders of the couple circus which is barely bigger than the average afghan backyard. in afghanistan things everything is designed made organized. so adults decides i don't think. i don't know what is the right thing his office is . on we are practicing for. one of the very big shows we do a lot of shows in schools and different places but the big shows takes of course
a longer time to practice for not. there was a label. that was. close no. we made this center. two years ago after we had to move from a place that was new to the parliament and there was a rocket that was coming directly into our compound. circus artiste much the bar is also one of the coaches his goal is to popularise performing arts in afghanistan so he and his friend often go out onto the streets to practice practice to be out. there for.