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brigs it heads for yet another cliffhanger around more delays with the u.k.'s prime minister saying that she'll seek a further extension to the withdrawal period a lot for him to sit down with the leader of the opposition to try to break the deadlock. financing terrorism hungry says that it's caught a senior islamic state commander posing as a refugee who'd been issued with a prepaid debit card under a new scheme to help you comes. a newspaper exposé alleges that british special forces are fighting alongside child soldiers in yemen the saudi incursion has cast a shadow over london's arms sales to rio a. very
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good evening to you this is r.t. international. the british prime minister has offered to sit down with the leader of the opposition jeremy corbett in a bid to break the brig's it passed reason may also announce that she will try to negotiate a further short extension of the withdrawal period with e.u. leaders and next week's european council meeting the process that the house of commons has tried to lead has not come up with an answer. so today i am taking action to break the logjam i'm offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition and to try to agree a plan that we would both stick to to ensure that we leave the european union and that we do so with a deal. and we'll bring you the latest reaction to this briggs it saga we're going to our correspondent live in london a little later this hour. moving on for now the hung garion government
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is claiming a suspected jihadist entered europe as a refugee and was given a prepaid debit card by the e.u. the block has issued some sixty four thousand such cards to new comers peter oliver explains imagine a suspected islamic terrorist receiving aid money meant for refugees not just any terrorist eisel commander and not just any money taxpayer money and it gets worse reports say that he received a monthly payment of five hundred euros on his debit card that's well over today's gross minimum wage in hungary these prepaid cards are issued to a joint project between the united nations and the european union that's supposed to be a strict screening process in place to make sure that only those eligible have access to the funds but this wouldn't be the first time that a suspected terrorist hiding among refugees inadvertently being given taxpayer
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money. the european commission insists that the prepaid debit cards are not just handed out to anyone that they know exactly who these cards are being distributed to and check up on their status on a monthly basis so hungry is wondering why did brussels not know that they were funding a suspected terrorist this not only creates another pole factor it also raises serious security concerns the citizens of europe have a right to know the problem of how to provide much needed funding and aid to
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refugees in europe isn't an easy one to solve but it's cases like these that fuel the popularity of anti immigration parties across the continent and with new parliamentary elections coming up next month question is will the establishment parties dealt another blow because laps of the territory that so-called isis was holding it will generate more people trying to get in through and that's why very carefully orchestrated and internationally coordinated this is where international cooperation is key i think the threat for a period of time will grow because foreign fighters will start to come back but i think what we're seeing now with. isis and with al qaida is we're seeing a time of transition they will transition into something different this is a very very dangerous and very difficult period we need to monitor the transition very closely to be able to identify and track known just how to sort of coming
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through and to run intelligence operation. trying to identify those terrorists that are potentially coming into europe and elsewhere in the world. british foreign secretary jeremy hunt is under fire after reaching a deal with germany over the export of weapons components to saudi arabia berlin unlike london has bans all arms sales to riyadh but the loophole was found to sell parts of intimately destined to the kingdom via the u.k. one of the reasons arms sales to the saudis are controversial is its involvement in neighboring.
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the leader of the rebels says that the u.k. foreign secretary cannot be both a peace broker and an arm sales. if it wasn't for the joint british us saudi in us naval forces the existing famine and the tragic humanitarian situation wouldn't reach such critical levels the saudi led coalition backed by britain commits war crimes and does not abide by has britain claims the most stringent guidelines for the export of weapons in the world reports adding context to a tragic reality the u.k.'s man on sunday has reveals that at least five british special force commandos were wounded in gun battles as part of the secrets military campaign in north in yemen believed to be part of the special boat services said that they are now back in britain recovering to spark the controversy you case forces the religiously fighting alongside child soldiers here in the u.k.
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the news triggered protests and condemnation from an m.p. with the war in yemen already and is here i'm here to express my outrage of the complicity of the british government of the war in yemen british soldiers were fighting alongside i didn't don't shoot schild soldiers they are forced to fight in the yemen this is a war crime this is a crime almost against humanity and britain has been complicit in it and we must say no more inside westminster the shadow foreign secretary is questioning the scope of britain's involvement if that is in any way true because if it is then it will confirm the off forces are not just a party to this conflict but witnesses to war crimes when pressed on the issue mark fields from the u.k. foreign office said he would seek to get to the bottom of the allegations but khan's comment on the presence of u.k. soldiers on the ground as for the ministry of defense they apparently don't comment
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on the special forces but with a little sign of an answer to the conflicts we asked people here in london what they think about the crisis in yemen i'm very surprise. as that the troops are getting home and didn't know that typical of them to be saying. you know that they're kind of. trying to evade the many conflict if you're in any of any conflict brothers or of any particular person or i don't think they should be doing that it should be to where you know internally but i also understand yemen is a you know phenomena a complicated situation some people we asked well i'm sure about the you case except mission in yemen but then on the air you want to ask the secretary of state for defense what recent assessment he's made of the effectiveness of operations involving british forces in the yemen in the last six months. with civilians bearing the brunt of the crisis and millions on the brink of famine doubts is again
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being cast on the u.k.'s fell and whether it's his party to the conflicts finish a saturday that didn't. rajan commentator abdel bari atwan says that the british public should be horrified. this is the first evidence that that's there are troops on the ground fighting alongside the saudi forces and the saudi backed militia and this lovely wall i believe it is it is at this hour supposed to be honest for the british people to pay for this war from their own pockets actually from their own taxes and finance war which is you know where a war crime is committed in yemen and to know about their players special forces dissipating with the saudi who are very good at sort of who are actually the party which bombing hospitals schools i believe this war actually wouldn't be ended either by piece or by war because there is
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a stall made there so the british government should actually use its knowledge to put pressure on saudi arabia in order to stop this war because the saudis centered their one place there said. also. they all. coalition and all of the five bits law or people will live in a few weeks time but that i don't know all years. the daily mail says that its reporters prompted a un investigation we've asked the un to comment on this. and in fact see that activists in the artist say suggested that they are being persecuted like jews during the holocaust donning a star of david to make their point that's after children were banned from entering certain public places how are we going to know if you know how we don't want to arrest you. if you want to just say. we did the last time so for you.
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jews and york right now never thought this moment will come i am still. with you. polish holocaust museum has lashed out at the use of the star of david the symbol used to label jews during the holocaust museum accuse the activists of belittling one of the darkest pages of history. instrumental raising the feet of jews who are persecuted by hateful anti-semitic ideology and murdered in extermination camps like auschwitz with poisonous gas in order to argue against vaccination that saves human lives is a symptom of intellectual and moral degeneration according to the us government agency that deals with diseases in twenty eight in the country suffered seventeen outbreaks of measles the cases were registered mainly among unvaccinated people in the orthodox jewish community there are cases this year is almost four hundred and
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is expected to rise livia rough of its jewish community advisor says that the way the star of david was used by the anti vaccine activists cheapened its meaning. util star for the jewish people is about remembrance for us you know it's to mark people because of where they are we paid the jewish people paid a terrible price because of the you know style drew a no jew you dolt you have no right to use these symbols because you make them becoming part of political i would say game and you make them becoming cheap. we cannot forget when children women and people were in visual style what happened to them and what happened to them to have this too has to be burns to be sent to a guest. so if people are doing so even jews they are doing a terrible mistake on for me it's a deliberate abuse and i think it's. it's it's
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a view that should be punished by law. police in england and wales being given more powers in a controversial scheme to combat a knife crime epidemic campaign is of called the move regressive and a concern that the powers could be abused the home secretary says that offices need protection to. the police are on the front line in the battle against serious violence and it's vital we give them the right tools to do their jobs well the so-called section sixty checks will be trialed in several hotspots areas officers will be able to search any person or vehicle without reasonable suspicion the change comes after forty nine people were fatally stabbed this year alone families of victims welcome the move but said that it should have happened earlier critics though say that the powers give police the opportunity to racially profile individuals. call into home office data there were almost forty thousand knife crime offenses registered in england in wales last year discussing the problem in
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an r.t. were former london police officer peter kirk and social activist lee jasper a former equality advisor to the matter of london. i'm afraid discrimination is a fact of life disproportionality and racial profiling is part of the culture of urban policing in large inner cities there's nothing to say that if there is any disproportional seen a probably assume that it's due to the racism of police officers that an officer of the law without any reasonable cause. can stop and detain you is a fundamental breach of our civil liberties you can't do the public health approach without establishing peace on the streets in the first place and the only way of doing that the only way of stopping someone getting stabbed tonight tomorrow next week next month maybe even next year is policing that's the only chance we've got of stopping knives that around the streets being used so i think
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a bit like the flat earth society people are just making stuff up to justify their political position is very clear the prime minister has said that stop and search is on just looking to the police to sort it out and that's what they've always done in the past and the police have always had some contingency capacity in the past but that doesn't mean there's not a role for police in that absolutely is in glasgow. show that they need to establish peace on the streets for these are the things to take a chance of taking root and having the longer term effects but i think that partly politicians are under pressure because of the media reports of the horrific killings of young people in all sorts of age groups really who've lost their lives on the streets of london and we see this repetitive cycle of media commentary police on the pressure call for more powers more heavy enforcement approach will people criminalize situation doesn't get any better. let's return to our top story
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this hour in a bid to break the braggs it deadlock prime minister trees a maze offer to sit down with the leader of the opposition jeremy corbett u.k. pm also said that a further short extension to the withdrawal period would be needed let's go live to london our correspondent joins me on the line so still no deal but more developments latest roll the dice from trees of a tell is maurice. absolutely the prime minister to resume a coming out of seven hour we'll talk some marathon talks with cabinet members trying to find a way forward and that the. end of it she came out and gave a speech addressing the nation and really reached out actually not to those within her own party who of course have been divided and frustrating really her attempts to get a deal with the e.u. passed but reaching out to the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn. the process that the house of commons has try it surely has not come up with an answer
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. so today i'm taking action to break the logjam i'm offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition and to try to agree a plan that we would both stick to to ensure that we leave the european union and that we do so with a deal. now of course it's unclear exactly what the prime minister expects from those talks because she seems to be putting all the onus on mr korb and she said in her speech that she still thinks her deal is the only deal on the table and it's on that basis that she will sit down and talk to him but mr corbett has already opposed her deal three times and of course it's been defeated three times in votes in the house of commons but she said that she wishes to see perhaps if there's some common ground that they can come to with regards to the future relationship with europe again germany corgan for example supports a customs union with the european union but the prime minister to resign has opposed a customs union all the way through the break that process so there are some who
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say that what the prime minister is actually trying to do is to say well i reached out to jeremy corbyn and if he doesn't want to sit down and talk then if we leave with a no deal or come it will be the labor leaders fault and there are some who say that that is just cynical politics. is. really been quite reluctant it seems so far to kind of indulge in any corporation working together with the pm do we know what his response has been to this offer. well absolutely mr corben has said that the first he heard of that offer to sit down and talk just. earlier this evening was when he heard it live on t.v. when the prime minister was speaking and that she never reached out to him to tell him that she wanted to speak to him which leads him and others to believe that actually this was nothing more than a political a political stunt if you will and also saying that he might call a vote of no confidence in the prime minister before he thinks to sit down with her we know he has called a vote of no confidence before the prime minister survived those votes in the house
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of commons but this time we understand that there are a number of m.p.'s within the prime minister's own party a number of programs that m.p.'s who are considering and would possibly back vote of no confidence in the prime minister and if that happens that would essentially spell the end of to resume a and could see either a general election or an attempt for germany corben himself to try to form a government so with the prime minister trying to reach out to the e.u. in order to extend the process beyond april the twelve to avoid a no deal outcome it doesn't look like her attempts to reach out to mr korb in the labor leader are going to bear any fruit bearing is the very latest briggs it developments from london that's of course was a thank you. onto the news now a federal judge in the state of north carolina has ruled a school's policy unconstitutional that was after it required girls to wear skirts
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in a bid to promote traditional values the initial complaint came from one of the pupils in twenty sixteen when she argued skirts limit girls physical activity and the girls are claimed wearing a skirt disrupted the learning process and that it made some girls feel uncomfortable mother helped bring public attention to the issue a process that ultimately led to the court ruling. all i wanted was for my daughter and every other girl at school to have the option to wear pants so she could play outside sit comfortably and stay warm in the winter we're happy to court agrees but it's disappointing that he took a court order to force the school to accept a simple fact that in two thousand and nineteen girls should have the choice to wear pants well the judge ruled that the school's attempts to force skills to wear skirts violated the so-called equal protection clause noting that it imposed a burden on girls but not boys the chance today school board is analyzing the
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opinion and will be meeting with council in the very near future to discuss their options moving forward we spoke to political activist kate smith white says that gender linked uniforms are dated and that it's high time to change. what it reminds us is that what we should actually be doing is not waiting for parents to complain and start a lawsuit but legislating at national level to say you know what this is really important schools need to teach in a completely gender neutral way students should not be told what to wear or what classes to attend or what sports to play based on whether they're boys or girls it's so obvious that that school uniform needs to be something comfortable and practical and appropriate for the twenty first century and the idea that it's going to therefore have a boys version of the girls version of come on it's so discriminator towards children who don't want to do that for whatever reason there are so many reasons why children might not want to wear that particular uniform that's been assigned to their gender it's not it's not the right step so i think it's great that we're moving away from it. the united states is frozen in arms contract with
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turkey in protest over interest purchase of russian arms the pentagon says that it's halting deliveries of equipment for thirty five stealth fighter jets which turkey is in the process of buying and washington is demanding entre cancel its purchase of the russian s four hundred aircraft system is one of washington's key allies within nato u.s. defense officials claim that if turkey used the f. thirty five and four hundred within the same integrated system moscow would gain back door access to crucial intelligence. but this comes as a difficult time for the president on sunday his party suffered a major blow in local elections losing control of key cities including anchorage the capital thousands of opposition party supporters have been celebrating but the k. party is reportedly planning on challenging those results they allege that been widespread voting irregularities this farther back the ruling party and its allies they still
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came out on top across the country taking more than fifty one percent of the vote nationwide we discuss this with author and historian gerald ford and can stone from the hamilton coalition to stop war. i think that there was dancing in the hallways of the pentagon this morning when news trickled in that mr a.k.p. party might have lost not only istanbul but also of this is reflective of the sharp to tear ration the relations between and washington the us needs the us military industrial complex which is the most powerful and economic and political force inside the usa needs to make maintain its monopoly over sales to all its nato allies and other ally countries in order to maintain change its profits and its power and its influence in washington so having a nato country like turkey turn down our or
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well u.s. president donald trump has been busy building or trying to build walls of barbed wire and hate metal in order to protect our southern border from poor people that don't look like farmers environmentalist and scientists working in more than twenty african nations have been building a wall of trees indigenous land use techniques environmental pretty good environmental protection to help combat the desertification of africa originally started back in two thousand and seven with just eleven countries involved the ambitious project stretches across roughly six thousand miles eight thousand kilometers of drain that at the southern at the southern edge of the sahara desert in a region known as the. back by a qadri of conservation groups and governments around the world if the wall is completed it would be three times the size of the great barrier reef. with fifteen percent of the wall completed just ten years in the project there's still yes a long way to go but supporters are determined this grand green dream will work
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