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i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical. usage. our hope is that we can get a change in the regime in caracas as soon as possible so that venezuelans can return and help rebuild their country the u.s. backs the venezuelan self-proclaimed interim president why go as he calls for a military uprising while the government in caracas says it has defeated a coup attempt. the russian national jailed in the us for working as an unregistered foreign agent has been fielding reporters' questions maria burton explained how she was briefly quizzed by the investigation into how she'd coped with solitary confinement. and britain's cambridge university launches
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an investigation into profits it may have made from the slave trade and during the colonial era. of broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our team for national and from thomas have with us. the venezuelan president says the armed forces have defeated in attempted coup in an address it to the nation nicolas maduro announced that several perpetrators are being questioned and he singled out an opposition figure leopoldo lopez as a mastermind of the uprising. the founder of valan the pup will out of the party led by opposition leader one he is seen as one of the key figures behind moved to claim the presidency lopez was sentenced to thirteen years in prison back in two
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thousand and fifteen for inciting public unrest but on tuesday he was reportedly freed from house arrest by his guards and claimed asylum in the spanish embassy this comes amid a massive. rest in the country after a long while call for a military uprising in venezuela it is as if the final phase of the top officials in the us offered him 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 thomas call a status where with you america will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored by and can do us today interim president one why do announce start of a person young literates out the government foolish supports the venezuelan people who in their quest for freedom and democracy democracy cannot be defeated. almost immediately after one by does call it clashes broke out on
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a guarded bridge near the capital caracas local journalist notice i got is in the midst of the unrest. like. when one. of. the military. people. today brave soldiers brave patriots and brave people who are following our constitution and the cool today the armed forces are standing behind the people and the constitution.
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people. working class material. local health services now put the number of injured out seventy one from tuesday's rallies in venezuela earlier my colleague called bray talk to r t is what i've got to have about the latest developments in the country. i say there will be casualties we don't have any concrete figures yet we had the opposition because of why did the self-proclaimed president of venezuela shooting at security forces we saw security forces. military members police driving vehicles into protesters so things are things a very ugly and it seems the both sides are culpable here you know no innocents but things of that car. down a little bit after the opposition tried to storm
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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 proma doodle demonstrators showing their loyalty to the government showing their backing to the current government of venezuela they say that he hoped 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 traitors he was from his good meeting to us it was
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international well and 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 and none of their business we've had turkey the president of turkey at the un coming out very strongly condemning foreign meddling intervention in venezuela 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 the use force to crack down on these demonstrators he reminded them that the united states is still you know has all its options on the table so the military one as well he is also ironically enough called for other countries to stop interfering in what's happening that is
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we need better as well ruled by the people of venezuela not by extra forces now that very strange coming from the united states government which was the first to recognize. 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 unable 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 and. become the official president of venezuela so you know mixed messages certainly from the united states. protesters have surrounded the venezuelan embassy in washington d.c. blaming the u.s. for the ongoing crisis at the embassy staff left the building last week after a u.s. imposed deadline passed and activists say that they have blockaded the embassy to
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prevent new program staff from entering we heard from one of the activists inside the compound. but we are here twenty four seven living in here sleeping here working here from the day during the day in order to maintain our presence here in the building and as a interim protective president intil be billet government to venezuela can find another protector for this building or intil the truck to distribution stops trying to orchestrate this clue so what this is about the u.s. government this is about known to us imperialism saying no to us intervention in the affairs of other countries saying that the us has no right to overthrow the government of another country we've seen it before and we are not going to tolerate it again. maria buton of the russian national jailed in the u.s. for working as an unregistered foreign agent has been answering reporters'
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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 aberrate interview 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
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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 muddy boots and the mole or 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 maria to eighteen months in jail and the question was how was the ria connected to their investigation and here's her on people from the miller's team talked to me for five minutes total and as everyone
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knows i was not mentioned in this report in any way. there's no relation between my case and this report the whole questioning took five minutes total the closer folders and never called back and never came back there were several questions about the challenges maria has been facing an appraiser in motion all intellectual physical psychological and that she had tried and actually had managed to invest the time and attention facilities to educate her spending time had the libraries reading and learning but she said that the main goal was to keep her safe and to save her mind 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
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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 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 and career. father was listening to the q. and a session and shared some files on his daughter's case with us. the loss for us for our family and i have no doubt for her colleagues and friends too it's hard to come to terms with this prison sentence which in our opinion is unjust considering the conditions she's been kept in for the past nine months she has already endured enough as her lawyer said such a harsh punishment for the offense she's been accused of could only have been given to russian national so our family in the russian state take the view that all this
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has to do with the anti russian sentiment that has arisen in the us recently she spent a long periods in solitary confinement i'm glad she is so resilient because judging by the conversations i've had with her plenty of inmates struggled to cope psychologically in solitary confinement some even bang their heads against the wall being kept in solitary confinement for a month and she was kept for longer than that is very tough. cambridge university in the u.k. has launched a two year in korea into how the eight hundred year old institution benefited from slavery during the colonial era. it is only right that can bridge should look into its own exposure to the profits of course the way but during the colonial period we cannot change the past but lawsuit to seek to hide from it. cambridge university is not the only institution looking into its imperial past other prestigious universities in the u.k. and u.s. have done the same in recent years facing up to their past and the potential gains
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they made cambridge is rival oxford faced a long dispute over a controversial statue of a nineteenth century colonialist but it claimed it would have faced severe financial cuts had it removed the monument the university of east london tried 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 and in america harvard has removed master from its academic titles and georgetown students voted in favor of reparations for the descendants of nearly three hundred slaves sold by the university in the nineteenth century. we heard some opposing views earlier on whether paying out reparations now is the right way to atone for crimes of the distant past. 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
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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 art or flocks that there are . in britain as a consequence of colonial plunder should now be in an act of a 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 i think this idea of paying reparations is
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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 are 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 for hundred for four hundred years he saw what i said in prisons he saw president in history is impressive lead in modern times so if you start looking at those who were involved so president like arnold nations like ghana of already sell the. reparation schemes gambia the same way sierra leone all of those up had reparation an apology schemes for last twenty five thirty years so britain is really just catching up i understand what's
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a very 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 see you to come up with a scale of slavery african slavery was part of that bracelet it's kind of stupid it's silly cambridge university the asli looking into their history and if they want to necessarily having gone i'm not being very polite or 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 have launched an online campaign for him to be the democratic nominee in the two thousand and twenty alexion they warned though that otherwise they will vote for donald trump and his
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career martin has more. on the surface donald trump and bernie sanders seem like chalk and cheese polar opposites donald trump has got to be defeated donald trump is a puzzle logical lawyer are you embarrassed of course every single day crazy very he's crazy is a bed bug but you know he doesn't quit crazy bernie i tell you i got to hand it to bertie sold out to the devil so here's a shock for you donald trump is genuinely concerned about bernie sanders especially his nomination 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
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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 believe it i have some trump voting friends who only said that if trump wasn't running they'd vote for bonus and as easily they have a lot of voters over that 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 it could lead to something like we've been finding out of people here in new york have
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noticed this trend i'm sure a lot of people are fed 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 two thousand and sixteen election politics in the united states is taking an interesting turn seems that now a days voters are less concerned about what you stand for and what you represent as a candidate but rather about how loudly you speak up against an establishment with many detractors a little up and r.t. new york. asteroid mining is set to become the next frontier in the space market as countries like the u.s. and japan and china invest millions of dollars in the search for rock minerals and precious metals and now it seems germany is joining them. to reach for previously untapped resources several years ago the us became one of the first nations to begin encouraging private companies to invest in space mining if successful it
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could shock the markets back on earth for gold silver and platinum the small but wealthy e.u. state of luxembourg saw a potential in the extraterrestrial project investing twenty eight million dollars in a u.s. firms and berlin is now rolling back some of its legislation to attract companies to fund explorations we heard from the founder of one mining corporation who says the sky is not the limit. when you talk with. me on. soap and want to know what it is not it's not a one gem just protect let it just as things that it's made in because obviously stationing is an engine market so maybe undercut and then just light sentences planted explosives where the only meeting ends the twenty games but they were moving into the east and there's been. so and since then speech thanking blue
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unit. and. the minutes i'm specialist sixty five to each of the next to be. asteroids. despite of the hype luxembourg has revealed it has lost thirteen million dollars investing in the development of space mining so far the director of a risk analysis group told us there are other nonfinancial dangers as well. space mining is a very important topic but ownership is going to be a big big topic to understand who owns these minerals that are going to mine and also if something goes wrong in outer space space debris how that affects 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 we you know we give you certain rights or we listen your liabilities if something happens in our space that affects other satellites or
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other countries then that logic doesn't really apply there really is no sustainable . the u.s. has been accused of manipulating travel procedures in order to hinder russia's participation in the united nations the russian foreign ministry made that claim after washington refused to issue a visa to the 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 you know nations says they are looking into the issue of his movies you know as well. 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 meet the brooklyn ski 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 do you to brief the council on russia's
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account of a suspected poison gas attack in syria now the ministry added that the u.s. authorities were obviously as seeking not to allow objective for information 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. opposite follows quite a similar 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 tries to 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 grown blissfully 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 febreze could it predicts the attack on the city of duma which is located very
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close to the capital damascus took place in april twenty eighth seen and a right after the 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. 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. so back to our top story right now on the arm rest in venezuela the united
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states has just banned all american airlines from using venezuelan airports or airspace u.s. federal aviation administration said the move was due to increasing political instability and tensions in venezuela this comes after a coup attempt which president maduro claims has been defeated in an address to the nation nicolas maduro announced that several perpetrators have been arrested and he's trying to the military for restoring law and order however self-proclaimed leader one by jove is calling on people to take the streets on wednesday for a mass demonstration against the old government. does it for me more news of.
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right. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the pope about different clubs on one hand it is logical to signal from fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprising people and i saw one on t.v. . i'm going to talk about football not the or else if you think i was going to go. by the way ways of the slide here. just.
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fine. if the fall of the local school easy. to see a little better that's a little of the little. i the stuff use this is a phone call though. broadcasting around the world covering all aspects of business and finance and how it affects you this is boom bust i'm kristie i here in washington d.c.
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coming up political turmoil and sanctions are affecting the worldwide or oil landscape energy historian doug ellin boss and energy policy analyst bill had a minute joins us to drill into the issues at hand plus it's another big earnings week with general electric and google's parent company also that reporting will sift through the numbers of these market giants and finally the u.a.e. has become a major player for the token sale crypto currency analyst taylor a lot of men will stop by to talk about how regulation is affecting the sector and how quick those are holding up worldwide all of that directly ahead but first let's have some headlines. the entry of a new major player in the fight to acquire anadarko petroleum reserve global report today as berkshire hathaway prepares a ten billion dollar intervention on the side of occidental occidental made a thirty eight billion dollar bill last week interrupting advanced merger talks
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between anadarko and rival chevron now occidental has a big name with deep pockets on their side should they decide to top chevrons thirty three billion dollars bid by a greater margin occidental is successful and willing and darko berkshire will invest the ten billion dollars into one hundred thousand new preferred shares of oxy stock the annual dividend would be eight percent the wall street journal reports that a successful bid by occidental would grant berkshire the opportunity to buy up to eighty million occidental at sixty two dollars and fifty cents a share today occidental stock fell before rise rallying above fifty nine dollars by early afternoon and i darko her. been trying to hire over the past week and was pushing for seventy three dollars in afternoon trading. the oil markets are clearly having a huge focus right now and we anticipate a higher consumption in the house summer driving months.

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