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war and legally get away with. all the. stillbirth all the trouble here's the point it's hollow for you to k.k.k. exists because america wants it to exist there's a biggest terrorist group to ever operate in this country and they're dead to me they're worse than the people who destroyed the world trade center has. made a riots in france where police have been using tear gas and arresting three hundred
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thirty people in paris alone. the u.s. attorney general testifies in front of the senate over his handling of the moon a report findings that democrats did long to william balls immediate resignation saying he misled the public. and wiki leaks founder julian assange is sentenced in britain to fifteen weeks in prison for skipping bail twenty twelve people spending the next seven years in london's ecuadorian embassy. it's eight o'clock here moscow and you're watching all to international live from last you get with me. welcome to the program may day is being a mom to around the world but in the french capital it means more violence on the streets with one group of rioters calling their protest all my gotten due bensky
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reports from paris. thank you. well major you started with violence through all the protests the official protests even began those protesters tried to move from the mall point us up towards plastic it's really one and a half hours before the official protest time as a result of that the police blocked them off about half a kilometer away started firing tear gas and pushing people back and used that opportunity to make arrests of the black blocks these are the black blocks that the interior minister christopher cast in there warned about coming in yesterday saying
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that they were going to be traveling to this protest to cause scenes of chaos and to turn paris into a city of riots that's what we've seen for large parts of the protest all around plastic italy which is the end of the official procession we have seen tear gas used water cannons use trying to put out vehicles that have been set on fire by some of the protesters and you can see a huge huge security force all around the perimeter all over this area just in the last few minutes before we came on i we saw some of the protesters looking like they were trying to make a barricade here something that we've seen them do elsewhere in the route as a result of that some of the mobile police forces came in with their batons hitting them and taking them away and detaining people as you said several hundred people have been arrested but there have also been injuries today including of one russian journalist who was caught up in the fray at the very beginning of the protest
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clearly labeled on her that she was it's. evy journalist yet despite that due to the fact that she was in the middle of that for a police officer apparently hit quite badly with a baton and she is now receiving treatment for her injuries one of many journalists injured in france in the last few months as the chelation protests have been taking place this of course is not to protest but they have come out in force and we've seen several of their unofficial leaders taking part in the protests today so there's the filings we know about the injuries what i would like to tell you is about the security service seven thousand four hundred security personnel only today in paris to try and keep a lid on this violence and i can hear behind me it sounds like we're getting from reuters come up as more of the protesters who are here for this may day protests are making their way to the end of this procession once again violence here in
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paris water cannons being used tear gas the police are out with their patterns trying to push protesters away making those arrests and again we've seen injuries but let's not forget the protesters have also been damaging property in fact we saw a medical faculty with the university of so bone that had its dual smashed in the last half an hour and we've also seen other evidence of destruction by some of the protesters today so once again another protest in paris that's descended into violence and chaos. elsewhere may day rallies saw people turn out over local causes italian police i had to intervene in cheering when scuffles broke out between supporters and opponents of the planned high speed rail link with france and in turkey protesters were detained after they attempted to march despite a government ban and the security concerns police her direct and barriers around
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a square in central istanbul and blocked access roads. wiki leaks founder julian assange has been a sentence in britain to fifty weeks in prison for skipping bail in twenty twelve with today's developments his artie's kate partridge speaking outside souther crown court in central london. julian assange was sentenced to fifty weeks in prison for breaching his bell conditions set in twenty twelve the judge there debra taylor she said that the case was particularly serious and merited almost the full sentence which would have been a year she rejected the claims by his defense that she should ask or give him leave me and say due to the fact he'd already spent seven years in the ecuadorian embassy or while he was given the sentence julian assange and he was impassive standing there in the dark but his supporters up in the public gallery chanted show you when you as a sentence was passed his sentence for seeking and receiving asylum is twice as
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much as the sentencing guidelines the so-called speed boat killer convicted of manslaughter was only sentenced to six months for failing to appear in court during the song should be in the ecuadorian embassy here in central london for almost seventy years and it's sort of silent there to avoid being extradited to sweden where he was wanted for questioning in relation to sexual offenses well his defense attorney today mark summers he presented a letter that julian assange had written trying to explain the extraordinary circumstances in which he faced and ask a mitigating circumstances he said that he apologised unreservedly for not handing yourself into the all forty's but that he had feared being extradited to the us where he lived in fear of potentially being on death row or even ending up in guantanamo bay it was my impression that the judge had written the. decision and written it out before you heard the mitigating factor there was absolutely no consideration given to the very very convincing mitigating factors in this case so it's an outrage and we are shocked. but there are other legal issues first. to see
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so this was just the first of two the next one is tomorrow that's on thursday that's in westminster magistrates court and that's an extradition hearing as part of his arrest on april the eleventh was also on behalf of the united states who once have charged in what they see as conspiracy with chelsea manning to download and distribute what they see as classified material this case even has always been about risk extradition to the united states and we now have a provisional extradition request from the united states the focus of our energies will now be on finding medics tradition. and not fight starts tomorrow the cool case on thursday express expected to be extremely short very brief judy massage expected to attend the viral video link but then the u.s. prosecutors are expected to provide more evidence more details about more charges later on in june we heard from whistleblower advocate and naomi colvin who said the
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judge failed to fully consider the circumstances a songe found himself in. i think it was almost a foregone conclusion that he would get almost a year it was support it was a surprise that it was actually sort of given to the crown court instead of the magistrates court for sentencing so we knew at that point that it would be a long time in julian didn't say that he hadn't skipped bail he pointed out some of the extraordinary circumstances around the wiki leaks publications of twenty ten and twenty eleven the very real fears he had of being rendered to the united states the examples of extraordinary renditions that happened in sweden and of course what happened to chelsea manning at that particular time he was being told to do it on a us marine very base and all of this is really quite persuasive evidence but i think we have to accept that. this was almost a foregone conclusion for the u.k. judicial system. u.s. attorney general william a bar is defending his actions over the release of the
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mill report findings in front of the senate the special counsel behind the russia investigation recently confronted by over his assessment of the probe now democrats are calling for bars immediate resignation claiming he misled the american public over the results of the russia probe. attorney general barr misled the public and all of the american people and says it's time for d.o.j. to release the full report and all on the line docs and finally alarm earlier to justify americans deserve the facts bar must stop standing in the way. to caleb moore pin now he's reporting for us from new york a lot more fractions coming to the forefront here between bar and will or what's been said so far. well quite an intense atmosphere in the room now the democrats continue to ask pretty tough questions give him quite
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a grilling william barr is on the defensive and he's basically been labeled as publicly enemy number one public enemy number one by the forces that were almost expecting that the trump russia. the reports of their probe would show some kind of smoking gun that would bring down the trumpet ministration well now the report is out that report did not contain any such smoking gun and william barr seems to be the man that they are blaming for it now william barra spoke it up and says he did nothing wrong he simply presented the moeller report as was that it was the media that may have misrepresented it not the attorney general of the united states. this is his response when facing some rather tough questions i asked him if he was suggesting that the march twenty fourth letter was inaccurate and he said no but that the press reporting had been inaccurate and that the press was reading too much into it and i asked him specifically what his concern was and he said that his
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concern focused on his explanation of why he did not reach a conclusion on obstruction. and he wanted more put out on that issue now william barr has been adamant that donald trump did not obstruct justice he has stood by that that his assessment of the report from bob muller the special counsel report indicates that donald trump did not obstruct justice or violate the law and now he's been challenged on that quite a bit and he's responded to quite a tough challenge when it comes to that point let's take a listen. did you find that to be a persuasive act of obstructing justice. you know. your figures for you are very destructive a former aide to tell the truth journal and recuse himself shut down the investigation and declare the president did nothing wrong. i don't think well
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how can i be asleep since i didn't find out what it was obstruction i structured offer him well i don't know if that declares the president did nothing wrong although the president in terms of collusion did nothing wrong isn't that correct. so at this point you know william barr is testifying while nancy pelosi adam schiff and other top democrats of called for his resignation the hearings are set to resume shortly it will be a long day for the u.s. attorney general thanks for the update caleb maupin reporting from new york still to come after the break a struggle for belgian moments caught up in sanctions standoff between the west and months go that story and plenty more up next.
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welcome back to the program calling for a final phase of venezuela's self declared interim president one is demanding another day of anti-government protest this wednesday after initiating a so-called military uprising in the capital the opposition leader has the full support of the u.s. once again with secretary of state might pompei is saying washington isn't ruling out sending in troops. military action is possible if that's what's required that's what the united states will do earlier pompeo suggested that the venezuelan president had been ready to flee the country but nicolas maduro was told to stay put by russia. literally. getting prepared to go on this airplane and
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out of the country before you start stop really at the direction of russia he was ready to leave this morning as we understand the russians indicated he should stay he said during his the plane ready to go to cuba. and the russians took him off the plane and forbade him to leave the country. least be serious. russia responded as well accusing washington of launching a this information campaign to demoralize and venezuelans players spoken to his russian counterpart about the crisis in caracas said hey lavrov said that the united states interference goes against international law and could have serious consequences meantime the united states has banned american airlines from flying over venezuela saying is due to political instability but with washington having slapped a series of sanctions on the country more and as he has been looking at what the
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u.s. means when it says it stands with the venezuelan people what are they why do so brazen attempted coup the violence both sides the people even why do hanging and the specially strange was what the united states had to say about it we need venezuela ruled by the people of venezuela not by extra little forces do you think he may have missed the irony this the bolton who's done his damnedest to ensure regime change in venezuela whose country has championed regime change sanctioned venezuela frozen billions in state funds threatened with invasion now he's saying no one should meddle that it's up to the days whelan's to decide. of course not what he meant is no one but america all options remain on the table he said it would be
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a big mistake for me doro and those supporting him to use force against innocent civilians mr bolton's deficient of innocent i think defers from the classic meaning look at these demonstrators with guns shooting at troops and police i suppose the bullets of full of love to a few bad hold these innocents accountable says mr bolton we might invade between the lines as thomas call a status where with you america will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored by and can do yes. today interim president who i'm going to announce starts of a person that the u.s. government foolish supports the venezuelan people who in the quest for freedom and democracy democracy cannot be defeated what do you know they stand with the people never mind the sanctions and the misery for millions that they've caused i question
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is which people exactly did you say you stand with the few hundred machete gun wielding fellows that tried to stage a violent coup or the thousands upon thousands who concurrently marched in support of the venezuelan president maduro against this coup this is clearly not a coup we recognize one goh i don't know as the legitimate interim president of venezuela and just as it's not a coup one the president of the united states gives an order to the department of defense it's not a coup for wind why don't you try and take command of the venezuelan military your own father mr bolton one by due who was never elected doesn't control the military or ministries or anything he is the president but nicolas maduro the actual president supported by millions the military the ministries he's not
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the president see what i mean by strange it's almost like the bitter and banal things didn't go according to plan. the violent scenes that erupted in venezuela left around a hundred people injured journalists and norris are god's reported on tuesday's clashes for us please be aware some of the footage of the very start of our report is disturbing. i. like. it people are gathered here. when one ladle leader. during the ordeal to wake people up to.
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him are even. today brave soldiers brave patriots brave people who are following our constitution i'm sure in the call today the armed forces are standing behind the people and the constitution live. our lives the oil. others. like. the british. working class material president under has now launched a probe into what he calls an illegal attempt saying several people are being questioned singled out a ring leader of the uprising who saw moments ago a prominent opposition figure leopoldo lopez the spanish government has confirmed that he is now at the country's embassy in caracas lopez is the founder of a volunteer popularity the party that why do the leaves he's seen as one of the key
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figures behind why does move to claim the presidency lopez was sentenced to thirteen years in prison in twenty fifteen for inciting public unrest but on cheese day he was apparently freed from house arrest by his guards. anger at the united states pressure on venezuela is also in evidence in washington where protesters have surrounded the fence while an embassy staff left the building last week complying with a state department deadline now activists say they're blocking the embassy to stop new pro why dosed off from getting in. 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 as a interim protective president until they believe the government of venezuela can't find another protector for this building or in till the trying to destruction stops
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trying to orchestrate this who so i would 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. now it seems britain is getting increasingly picky about which types of foreign business is good business the government is pushing for a change in the house of lords which would force peers to declare that they have dealings with russia or china downing street says it's simply about making the political system more transparent his polyploid could. what's more dangerous than dirty money red money from russia there are fears it could be flooding britain's upper house of parliament the house of lords the sunday times newspaper has done
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some digging it's published a list of what it calls loss goes men the lords benefiting from russian rubles. just like employees the lords half there's a clear their business interests and official register but unlike their colleagues in the lower house they don't have to say how much those business interests have them although the government is said to be thinking about changing that security minister ben wallace has warned that parliamentary rules need to be changed for the sake of greater transparency countries this seek to undermine the west target vulnerabilities in the politics and media the u.k. has a strong mainstream media that gives us better resilience the most but i'm certain that one of our we points is where we like transparency in our political system now a group of british politicians is pushing for a new lord said counter foreign influence. britain needs
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a foreign agents registration act we need to know the individuals and companies that lobby or are politically on behalf of other countries and their proxies including those from international sanctions lists we need a publicly available list of p.r. agencies reputation management firms and others who do this work nice to include m.p.'s members of the house of lords some of whom have links to russian businesses the house of lords is an ancient and uniquely british institution the peers in there are an elected they've been selected by their political parties sometimes they block controversial or unpopular bills drafted. and signed off on by the government and m.p.'s many of how they lost serious careers and they turned to say what they think r.t. contacted the lords singled out by the sunday times for their response to
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allegations that there moscow's men. if you say someone is moscow you're really insinuating that they're almost a paid. paid. lobbyist for four for the russian government which is. completely untrue and deeply offensive lord truscott was similarly unimpressed i do not intend on wasting my time doing interviews on stories i regard as total rubbish by the tarnished murdoch press which if it can't find a story makes it up the times in the sunday times never let facts get in the way of trying somewhat desperately to push their respective circulations with a dose of hysterical russian phobia but it looks like the government is determined to root out the bad or should it be read seeds from the british political
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field. belgium's agriculture minister has given a stark warning for the nation's fruit industry saying the market for belgian apples and pears has suffered badly since the placed on russia the penalties were imposed back in twenty fourteen by the block and the us over the conflict in crimea moscow retaliated with its own measures hitting european fruit vegetables meat and dairy products the estimated cost for farmers in lost trade reportedly went into the billions of euros we heard from one belgian farmer who described his struggle to find buyers for his projects. over the belgian fruit business has been in crisis for a few years now mainly apples but perry. well there are two reasons for this firstly the twenty fourteen russian embargo and the e.u. subsidies to companies in countries like poland and romania both planted enormous quantities of fruit trees we used to export fifty percent of our apples and pears
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to our biggest client russia we are now searching for new markets for our projects but to make matters worse we also have a surplus from countries like poland it might be e.u. took those decisions against russia but it hit some sectors in the process like agriculture that we should have been consulted before i think they don't realize now five years on that there are sectors that are suffering from financial difficulties as a result we have lost the rare foreign markets about one hundred tons of fruit are destroyed every day i have a lot of friends who are destroying their apples it's a catastrophe. that's news for now i'll be back at the top of the next hour with more updates but please do stay with us here on the big bust. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy
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