we need. by the people of venezuela not by extra forces the u.s. backs the venezuelan president. military uprising the government in caracas says it's putting down a coup attempt. headlining this hour the russian national jailed in the us for working as an unregistered foreign agent has been fielding reporters' questions and explained how she was briefly quizzed by the military and how she coped with solitary confinement. the prestigious university of cambridge in the u.k. launches an investigation into its profits from the slave trade. era.
that she was then i'd say that eleven here in moscow. news from r.t. international first. claimed the interim leader has called for a military uprising in the country describing it as the final phase now top officials in the united states say he has their full support. i'm monitoring the situation in venezuela very closely the united states stands with the people of venezuela and their freedom as. america will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored. today interim president who on good deal announced odds of. the year's government fool is aboard the venezuelan people who in their quest for freedom and democracy democracy cannot be defeated well almost immediately after call clashes broke out on a guarded bridge near the capital caracas gunshots were fired and tear gas deployed as protesters threw rocks at the authorities.
a local health service has now put the number of injured at fifty from today's rallies in venezuela i talked to our senior correspondent or i guess they have on the latest developments in the country. i dare say there will be casualties there we don't have any concrete figures yet we had. the opposition backers of one why do the self-proclaimed president of israel. shooting at security forces we saw
security forces prove mcdougall military members police driving vehicles into protesters threw things at things a very ugly and it seems both sides are culpable here you know no innocents but things have calmed down a little bit after the opposition tried to storm a military base they were beaten back we shouldn't machete wielding opposition demonstrators charged down the fence we saw. army soldiers shooting in the air thousands of promo doodle demonstrators showing their loyalty to the government showing their backing to the current government of venezuela for a bigger effect for more military units to defect to join his cause unfortunately for him we haven't heard of any other units any of the troops. joining his cause the minister of defense of venezuela has said that the army remains loyal to.
and that these defectors will be arrested. stand firm in defense of the constitutional order and peace of the republic assisted by the law reason and history always never traitor. speaking he was from abroad whose good meeting twitter was international well an international reaction has been pouring in led by the united states which reacted literally within an hour of. those call for an uprising saying that they fully back him on the other hand we've had mexico for example staying out of it none of their business we've had turkey the president of turkey at the un coming out very strongly condemning foreign meddling intervention and that is really saying that it's the venezuelan people that bus the side who leads them the united states who has threatened venezuela threatened with. military action presumably
john bolton said that if that is really the thora he's used force to crack down on these demonstrators he reminded them that the united states still you know has all its options on the table so the military one as well is also ironically enough called for other countries to stop interfering in what's happening. we need better as well ruled by the people of venezuela not by xstrata forces now very strange coming from the united states government which is the first to recognize one why do as the president of venezuela he sanctioned it is frozen billions upon billions of venezuelan government money to sanction state companies that has left the government and the able to pay to pay people to provide assistance to
provide medical care and it has promised to keep ramping up that pressure until they get what they want which is from a due to leave. become the official president of venezuela so you know mixed messages certainly from the united states. we've been getting a lot of reaction since the story broke live now to my answer who say a political and social commentator joining us from southampton in the u.k. however the u.s. national security adviser john bolton said the venezuela must be run by its own people not by external forces who see referring to specially given the dozens of countries have openly back. well absolutely i mean we know that putin came out earlier today and has than ever previous week saying although they have. military stationed in around the area they are not intending to intervene so yeah who is john bolton talking about i remember this is the same john bolton
who was one of the architects of the project for a new american century the neo conservative hard right hardline group that were the architects of the iraq war we know that john bolton worked with reagan bush sr who was chief of the cia bush jr and it was in fact bush jr in two thousand and two who tried to attempted coup d'etat against hugo chavez both failed i think chavez actually was ousted for what was a couple of days forty eight hours at one point at which time the u.s. came out and quickly announced his opposition. as leader country and then had to reverse the decision so john bolton as the national security council visor has a long track record and a long history of interventionism what some people would call australia abraham's work in the seventy's and eighty's non-words as i think hemisphere ism so the idea was to squash marxism in south and southern and central america and to make sure u.s. interests were well looked after so i think people are going to be questioning exactly
who is he talking about with that in mind john bolton also said that he wants to see regime change. the u.s. wants to see regime change in venezuela the white house earlier said that all options are still on the table with venezuela so when it comes to external forces intervening here how far do you think washington is prepared to go. well this is the big question is i think at the john bolton's press he was being asked from some corners what happens if we see civil war erupting now don't get me wrong i'm not saying necessarily you go for the pros socialist democratically elected leader of venezuela which now has the world's largest proven oil reserves or you go for somebody who is attempting a military backed coup d'etat to not i did the interesting thing is bolton turned around and said. no no options been taken off the table all options are on the table president trump has said that he would like to see
a smooth transition of power so american are working on a very much on the front foot here they've got. bolton trump a lot of very hawkish neo conservatives out playing front and center and talking the talk of a smooth transition of power now we hope that this does not result in the loss of lives but there were some footage earlier on social media showing some armored vehicles running running over the horrific pictures running over protesters in the streets now we don't know whether these are. forces we don't know which side those . those protesters are demonstrators around so we have to handle stuff very carefully but there is already bloodshed there's already violence in the streets and i think this is going to be a really really difficult time. does have a sizeable support within venezuela there is public support for him outside venezuela to can get what he wants without any foreign help or intervention.
well absolutely i think just because he's being backed by the west or being backed by trump or u.s. interest doesn't mean he's not the right person so i think the most important thing is yes quite. domestic support massive domestic support as does mature and doesn't have the strength of popular support that chavez had as the socialist leader i mean chavez his grip on power became strengthened if you if you worst thing you can do is attempt to overthrow an emperor and fail because you're going to be in trouble in the u.s. interest we're in trouble after a failed chavez if they are interests outside of venezuela and we know there are who are supporting a transition of power think why don't came on the television this morning or on social media wish venezuelans good morning and then went and gave a. speech about how he was hoping to get the popular support there has also been is worth saying some news that there was a possibly going to be quite
a rest tomorrow so i don't know if that has brought the military forward twenty four hours earlier i think the u.s. would do well to back off venezuelans decide as putin has said he's backing off he's going to let venezuela's decide because it will only backfire against the u.s. otherwise it's a relative quiet there at the moment it's mid afternoon there will be watching over the coming hours from now though more and in southampton in the u.k. thanks for that. russian national jailed in the united states for working as an unregistered foreign agent has been answering reporters' questions by phone. i did not expect to the sentence to be this harsh for not registering as a foreign agent i got the same sentence as the person who sold secret information to the chinese government it was the same sentence eighteen months i think it's absurd he was maria's first abrogating to view since her arrest
in july last year she was uncertain question via telephone from a detention facility in the us where she is now being held uncertain the question was handed to her in advance by different news outlets including r t the first one was the most over this one why at all maria pleaded guilty instead of insisting on her being innocent and as you remember last friday she was sentenced to eighteen months in jail for failing to register as a foreign agent often she had pleaded guilty in december and she explained today that it was a commonsense choice between two evils since i accepted the deal while the maximum sentence would have been five years otherwise it could have been as much as fifteen so i think any sensible person would have done the same thing but there was also a question about the connection between money a boat and the mall or a team this is
a group of special investigators investigating russia's alleged meddling in the us elections of two thousand and sixteen of the name of the team was mentioned by the federal judge who sentenced him to read to eighteen months in jail and the question was how was the ria connected to their investigation and hears her on. people from the miller's team talked to me for five minutes total and as everyone knows i was not. mentioned in this report in any way there is no relation between my case and this report the whole questioning took five minutes total that close there folders and never called back and then we came back there were several questions about the challenges maria has been facing in a prison emotional intellectual physical psychological and that she had tried and actually had managed to invest the time and attention facilities to educate her
spending time to libraries reading and learning but she said that the main goal was to keep her safe and to save her mind what i made every minute count so i had this little sheet of paper with my schedule so i put my socks on it this is the only way not to go crazy is to get busy i exercise for an hour and a half pull ups and whatever you could do in a small so reading of course. maria already served nine months out of her eighteen month sentence and there was a question about what she's going to do what when she's finally freed and she said she hopes that once she is released she will be immediately deported to russia and she's right now thinking about
a teacher career. britain's ancient and venerable cambridge university has launched a two year inquiry into how the eight hundred ten year old institution benefited from slavery during the colonial era. it is only right that ken bridge should look into its own exposure to the prophets of curse the way but during the colonial period we cannot change the past but nor should you seek to hide from it ok regina versity isn't the only institution looking into its imperial past other prostitutes universities in both britain and the united states have done the same in recent years facing up to their pasts and the potential gains that they made his rival oxford faced a long dispute over a controversial statue of a nineteenth century colonialist booklet would have faced severe financial cuts had to remove the monument the university of east london try to set up a one hundred million pound fund for reparations over slavery saying the money should be put aside to support ethnic minority students over in america harvard had removed master from its academic titles and georgetown students voted in favor of
reparations for the descendants of nearly three hundred slaves who were sold by the university in the nineteenth century a couple of hours ago we heard polarizing opinions on whether paying out reparations now tones for past wrongs. these decisions are very much long overdue and one would have thought that a country such as britain coming to terms with his colonial past would have made this these sorts of efforts much earlier but nevertheless i do applaud. cambridge. go for taking this initiative and i think other institutions like the british museum the british library all of the colonial arts or flocks that there are. in britain as a consequence of colonial plunder should now be in an act silva reparation return today countries of origins look no one can argue that slavery was a good thing it was an horrendous thing. course we should learn and teach our kids
and educate ourselves indeed about the horrors of slavery let's just remind ourselves though there we were the first to abolish it i don't think there's any nation in the world that has a nod to being enslaved or being involved in the slavery trade including the continent of course of africa itself but in this idea of pay reparations is ludicrous please spare me the horse a shirt this wasn't me or my generation or did it did this we do need education people need to be aware of it but who would you give that money to africans living in this country africans in africa we're talking about four hundred years of slavery we're talking about people robbed of their religion their language their culture and their familial resources taken up dropped in another either surrender treated what he was horrendous four hundred for four hundred years he saw what i
said in prisons he saw president in history is impressive in modern times so if you start looking at this will involve a president like arnold nations like ghana of already sell. their reparations schemes gambia the same way sierra leone all of those of had reparation an apology schemes for last twenty five thirty years so britain is really just catching up i understand what slavery was and it was horrendous what i'm saying is we're now yes lot but yeah make sure we educate make sure nothing like that can ever happen again but it for you to come up with a scale of slavery or african slavery was bear that bracelet very it's kind of stupid it's silly cambridge university the asli looking into their history and if they want to necessarily having on a not being very well making yourself look absolutely silly cambridge university should be congratulated for looking back at what they do but there's no need for
the whole says sure there's no need for us to be paying money to some black people which black people would be would it be. supporters of us presidential hopeful bernie sanders launched an online campaign for him to be the democratic nominee in the twenty twenty alexion they warn that otherwise they'll vote for donald trump is out he's kind of mormon. on the surface donald trump and bernie sanders seem like chalk and cheese polar opposites although trump has got to be defeated donald trump is a pup a logical lawyer are you embarrassed his loss every single day crazy bernie he's crazy is a bed bug but you know he doesn't quit crazy bernie i tell you i got to hear the difference bertie sold out to the devil so here's a shock for you donald trump is genuinely concerned about bernie sanders especially is nominated by the democrats in two thousand and twenty the democratic national committee sometimes referred to as the d.n.c.
is again working its magic in its quest to destroy crazy bernie saunders for the more traditional but not very bright sleepy joe biden here we go again but this time please show a little more anger and indignation when you get trump has good reason to be concerned back in two thousand and sixteen twelve percent of bernie sanders supporters turned against hillary clinton and they ended up voting for donald trump donald trump wouldn't be sitting in the oval office without them and new polls show that history could repeat itself twenty six percent of bernie sanders supporters would not vote for elizabeth warren in the final election despite the fact that she has similar policies to her democratic rival and this growing overlap between trump and burning supporters seems to be a growing phenomena i'm seventy eight and have been waiting for bernie oh my life if it's not burning my vote goes to trump out of pure spite no i can't believe it i have some trump voting friends who always said that if trump wasn't running they'd
vote for bonus and as easily they have a lot of voter overlap even another democratic candidate in the race brought it up it just kind of turns you against the system in general and then you're more likely to want to vote for this which could lead to somebody like bernie can lead to something like we've been finding out of people here in new york have noticed this trend i'm sure a lot of people are for. it up with our current dysfunctional government people are fed up with their traditional politics over the last twenty thirty years just think because he's an outsider and he's against the system and he was like the year he was treated very badly during the two thousand and sixteen election politics in the united states is taking an interesting turn seems that our days voters are less concerned about what you stand for and what you represent as a candidate but rather about how loudly you speak out against an establishment with many detractors. r t new york. asteroid mining is set to
become the next frontier in the aerospace market as countries like the u.s. japan and china invest millions of dollars in the search for rock minerals and precious metals and that would seem germany's joining the missions to reach previously untapped resources several years ago the u.s. became one of the first nations to begin encouraging private companies to invest in space mining if successful it could shock the market back on earth for gold silver and platinum the small but wealthy state of books and book potential in the extraterrestrial project investing twenty eight million dollars in a us and berlin has now rolling back some of its legislation to attract companies to fund explorations we heard from the founder of one of the mining corporations who says the sky is not the limit. when you talk that kind of this late jeremy aren't luxemburg don't want to know what it is but that's not stopping one gemini's protect what interest is that things that it's made in because obviously stationing is an urgent market so our main competition undercut and younger still like senses
planted explosives where the only highly known to see to twenty teams but they were moving into the east and there's been a erupt in oxtail's each four and sixpence we explain who units are and what exactly germinate the manic scientists deshon is there to take back to each of the next week he paused. basti ignored mechanical asteroids all of this by the high blocks and has revealed that it's lost thirteen million dollars invested in the development of space mining so far the director of a risk analysis group told us that there are other non-financial dangers as well. space lightning is a very important topic but ownership is going to be a big big topic to understand who owns these minerals that they're going to lie in and also if something goes wrong about a space space debris how will that affect the international order and who will be responsible for such mess it's true that space debris is a major major concern for all countries involved in outer space with germany if
they say to their companies you know we give you sort of rights or we listing your liabilities if something happens in our space that affects other satellites or other countries that doesn't really apply there would be no sustainable right. the united states is being accused of manipulating travel procedures in order to hinder russia's participation in the united nations that claim comes from the russian foreign ministry after washington refused to give a visa to a head of a russian delegation on disarmament the russian scientific expert was due to attend a briefing on the use of chemical weapons in syria united nations says they're looking into the issue medina culture has the story and the reason behind such a harsh statement coming from russia's foreign ministry is the fact that they had a fresh as defense ministry research institute mutely park lansky was denied a u.s. visa now he was supposed to travel to new york and there at ten and a un security council session he was due to brief the council on russia's
account of a suspected poison gas attack in syria now the ministry added that the us authorities were obviously as seeking not to allow jack different from asian about what happened in syria to be heard at the u.n. and as it turns out such situations are becoming quite common now the park lansky opposite follows quite as similar as visa denial to the had of the russian delegation of a un desire moment commission in march at the ministry now believes that the us site repeated the trysts. prevent true information from spreading by preventing a prominent chemical expert from going to new york the us government was clearly trying to prevent objective information on the incident from being told from the un tribune groundlessly putting the blame for it on the syrian authorities washington doesn't want the international community to understand that last year's american aggression against syria was carried out under
a febrile pretext the attack on the city of duma which is located very close to the capital damascus took place in april twenty eighth scene and right after that so u.k. u.s. and france launched more than one hundred missiles against what they say were syrian chemical weapons facilities and now last month inspectors from the organization for the prosecution of chemical weapons said that a toxic chemical that was used in the attack was a likely chlorine syria rejects all of these findings and the russian military also said that it has found no trace of chemical weapons used when they inspected parts of the city and at the same time the u.s. has been blaming repeatedly the syrian government for being behind the attack now r.t. has requested an official comment from the u.s. state department on this developing story but we haven't heard any response as of yet. face of american diplomacy secretary of state my pump has claimed the russians
have been interfering in american politics since the one nine hundred seventy s. and will continue to pose a threat for decades to come. the russians interfered it happened in the run up to the election in two thousand and sixteen that we have the we have the mission now to make sure this doesn't happen in two thousand and twenty there were threats or elections ninety seven for great and they interfered or elections in the eighty's and we should expect in two thousand and fifteen twenty fifty the russians will be added still i must say i was stunned at his reference to nine hundred seventy four in the one nine hundred eighty s. what is he talking about i mean we're talking about the era of gus hall and the communist party when he ran for president was zero supported this was the time of the of the old soviet union what relevance does that have today the idea of putting more sanctions round by round is simply this that russia is our eternal enemy they were our enemy under the soviet time their enemy and now they will be our enemy in
the future this is kind of a manichean binary mindset that is simply has no place in a rational political discourse on a different story but in a similar vein noways also preparing for some russian meddling to surface and apparently it has this time in the form of a friendly beluga whale that's approached fishermen off the coast sporting a camera mounted on this bearing the name of russia's northern capital fishing for the facts next is any of a drunken. here's a situation a cute white sea mammal starts playing with a couple of fishing boats. for the for the little. creature clearly wants to grab people's attention and even tries to pull straps and ropes. the crew treats the little whale with some yummy snacks but realizes it's probably peeved by the tight harness
around its body. it takes a while and some real effort to take the straps off the unfortunate friend the white chap swims. the way enjoy the harness clip is branded equipment st petersburg which turns out to be a real russian firm making extreme sports equipment now how about this story. a group of norwegian fishing vessels have survived an attack the agile seem a rast the boats the tide harness round its body with the name of the lot of our putin's hometown on it made locals think the whale was a russian navy weapon norway is now on high alert amid fears russia could have trained entire teams of sea creatures for spying and combat missions some of you might roll your eyes and think what a weird paranoid freakout well i'll tell you what pretty much all the media out
there reported the encounter of norway's northern coast and in some cases my impression of the catchy coverage wasn't too much of an exaggeration whale found off noways coast believed to be spying for russia doesn't you alleged russian spy it's a below go in colonel bellew golf of course if it says st petersburg on that thing the cute creature must be a russian spy or not to underestimate weapon is probably a better word the nuke a whale found wearing a harness to carry a camera could be russian weapon whales trained by russia's military may be harassing fishermen from nature i know we ok i'll tell you a secret the likes of the russian or u.s. navy's started training seem for things like the mining rescue operations spotting underwater threats decades ago just google.