this document appears to contradict the global chemical weapons watchdogs probe into last year's attack in the syrian city of duma. observations of the scene of the today occasions suggested there is a high probability that both cylinders were man he placed at those 2 locations rather than being delivered from. developing news story prosecutors in sweden have requested an arrest warrant. to reopening a rape investigation into the week this. continues to divorce itself is about imminently in the next hour or so we think to hand over all his possessions in its london embassy to u.s. prosecutors camera crews down there checking that out for you. and more trouble for
whistle blowers despite police pressure a u.s. journalist to protect his source he's already had his home and office raided for publishing a confidential police report. he started to cry in my door open. to try to break the law be immediately after 20. 3 hours searching right. plus with those big european elections just days away now belgian state security service says there was no evidence of a large scale russian influence campaign going on something that was trumped up in the western media is a very real threat. and the good morning just turned 11 am this monday the 20th of may my name's kevin owen we'll be watching around the world thanks for choosing our international. law. live
world news update starting with this in syria where the government is denying rebel reports that chemical weapons were used in a recent attack in the taqiyya province damascus has branded the reports as media fabrication and says it will not stop them fighting terrorism and that at the same time as a league document has cast doubt on the global chemical weapons watchdogs report on a chemical attack in the city of doomer last year but then on the basis of the reports the u.s. the u.k. and france launched more than $100.00 missiles against what they say were syrian chemical weapons facilities the o.p.c. w. is yet to respond to requests for comment artie's ego is down off as the background for you this morning. we saw petrified children. we listened to the righteous indignation very terrible regime we read a scrupulous investigation into what happened by the un chemical weapons watchdog
the o.p.c. w. report was meant to pose an indisputable and to speculations over what happened in duma in syria in spring 2018 except that it really. last week a group of activists published an expert's findings which were apparently sent to the o.p.c. w. but for one reason or another were not included in the report the 16 newly revealed pages challenges the bag bone of the official conclusions. after passing through the ceiling impacting the floor at lower speed the cylinder continued in altered trajectory until reaching the position in which you do is found. observations of the scene of the 2 locations suggest that there is
a higher probability that both cylinders were money placed at those $2.00 locations rather than being delivered from aircraft the engineering teams account is well structured it includes pictures from the side of the incident blueprints and images of the test cases studied to deliver their verdict it's unlikely the project tile fell from above which would in that case mean one thing the assad controlled air force had nothing to do with it and while the sky was dominated by the governments of the ground at the time was in control of the insurgents so the question is now who else could have placed the cylinder on that bed now the revelation. had the o.p.c. w. concerned except not the substance of it but the fact that someone in their ranks when grow and exposed something they tried to bury as deep and far away from the public eye as possible now we talked to peter robinson who was among those
activists who published the assessment the bottom line this is the documents have been passed to us as i said before we've had we have confirmation from multiple sources which clearly shows that there has been an investigation carried out and when you don't do you an investigation which is not found its way to move leak into the fire do not report and use your investigation you know p.c. w. and how it has been operating because it is the case that this organization has been subjected to political pressure and that it led to distortion their investigations then that is an incredibly serious matter. but this engineering analysis is not the 1st blow to the official version of what happened in duma now this video purported to show the harrowing aftermath of the
chemical attack resonated across the airwaves and was hyped by many channels horrific images of syrian children fighting for brownfield and suffocating in their homes the editor of urgency shelter many with foam in their mouths disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack chemical attack carried out by the asset regime except later people in the video said they had no recollection of a chemical attack some people barged into the hospital hosed people with water instigated panic and vanished even a producer with the b.b.c. a broadcaster that gave major airtime to the clip said he believed the. hospital video was staged after almost 6 months of investigations i can prove without a doubt that the duma hospital scene was staged no fatalities occurred in the hospital. in 20 teen the allowed us to
voices on the world stage were quick to deliver their verdict and punishment these are not the actions of a man. they are crimes of a monster instead the nations of britain france and the united states of america have martial their righteous power against barbarism and brutality. but with this new information it's not that obvious anymore and although it's speak the interest of the politically engaged classes in light of the new evidence from our no p.c. w. engineers report i hope the guardian newspaper will have the good grace to print a nun reserved apology for their scurrilous ad hominem attack on me after i denounce the white house potently concocted story for what it was well may have just discovered to major piece of the puzzle explaining how seemingly independent
international organizations how deceive us into consent into wars and regime change interventionism around the world there's a deafening silence from the great and good the entire body of evidence for that particular attack is questionable the o.p.c. w. would. or is designed to lay blame on this particular party or that particular party obviously they are going to be abused by element on the ground because they know that with russian syrian air. planes in the air and there they have nowhere to go or they would desperately need some help by american planes were british planes so they could fabricate everything or anything and the interesting part is that the united states and and its allies weren't even wait for investigation to take place whenever there is a hint of something they would just immediately go and bomb move
a change we don't know it really depends if you ask me to close on what the interests of the makeup of people but. it is a really high possibility i've read that. prosecutors in sweden have requested an arrest warrant for wiki leaks founder julian assange he was new in last hours a developing story for you comes just a week of decided to reopen a rape investigation against him meantime another development everything from his near 7 years in the ecuadorian embassy in london is set to be handed over to u.s. prosecutors later today we go. what's happening at the moment this arrest warrant we knew was coming from kind of a week ago but everyone's always told at the moment he's in jail and we believe some is going to happen behind you over the coming hours maybe some documents or more 100 of. sweden's officially made this 1st step essentially towards extraditing julian assange or towards requesting his
extradition to stockholm swedish prosecutors announced last week that they be reopening that investigation into allegations of sexual assault which date back to 2010 there is of course already a u.s. extradition request hanging a virtually in the songes head and it appears right now with the 2 competing extradition of cases requests which we're likely to see sort of in the near future it will probably be the decision of the home secretary who will be deciding which of those extradition request takes precedence that's going to be a political decision that will have to be made here in the u.k. julian assange has always denied the swedish allegations and he expressed his desire to clear his name in relation to that case when that so it was announced that that case would be reopening now i am standing outside the ecuadorian embassy in london you might wonder why i'm here considering that julian assange is in
prison serving out that 15 week sentence for skipping bail back in 2012 but julian assange just possessions. all still here the legal team his legal team haven't had access to them they say that the ecuadorians have withheld songes possessions ever since julian assange it was dragged out of the embassy here against his whale last month when ecuador and officials allowed the british police to come inside here and arrest julian and sanchez and today we are expecting to be self says he said to come here and to take a cell and just things because equitable is set to hand over his son just personal belongings to the u.s. to u.s. prosecutors now according to wiki leaks 90 songes legal team nor representatives from the u.n. have been allowed access to what is going to take place today the wiki leaks that is interested in crafts and says that what's happening is illegal take
a lesson. for the monsters. so u.s. authorities have until mid june to expand that charge against julian assange right now and the u.s. extradition request for asylum states that he's wanted for conspiracy to have a government computer but which he and the legal team are up if he can stand it that could get more serious once they trawl through julian assange computers and hard drives now we are waiting for signs that this is an in-joke this operation is going to be under way today so far we haven't spoke today anyone going in or out of the embassy but the journalists are here waiting for it to happen and also julian assange just support is gathering here as well i think many of them want to see
this happening with their own eyes. when it will be we don't know but to proceed. will come straight back sure i don't miss that all right polly london thanks for now so picking up on what polly was saying as ecuador continues to divorce itself from julian the sons it looks like it's going to rekindle its friendship with the united states both countries have signed a new agreement which will bring them closer on a number of economic and defense issues. we will look in which we can. do this memorandum is an additional demonstration of the activation of accord those relations with united states began last year which last year reached its highest and most important point. well dialogue and it takes a closer look at how as scientists are in relationship with their could or may have played into the hands of the u.s. . they used to be enemies but became be a fair face in just one year ecuador and the united states from kicking out
military personnel and even a u.s. ambassador to new partnership and funding how can this be at least part of the answer julian assad's you see the whistleblower was granted asylum at the ecuadorian embassy in london under former president rafael career but the new president doesn't share that love for leaks but the patients of ecuador has its limits we are a tolerant and calm people but not stupid we've revoked the asylum in this spoiled brat and got rid of a thorn in our side and now a new era of friendship between ecuador and the us has been an else there's no more you bring. the new iraq. between us. good or new chapter new benefits help with social development and education with natural disaster response and the environment with no costs attached all on the u.s. tab so how did this amazing turnaround happen it all began back in 2017 with
a visit from trump's advisor when mr munder fought met with president. to discuss the china development fund the president rose with the money for his desire to remove. from ecuador's embassy it's unclear if those talks on assad's came to any conclusion but later that year they could all kicked off a whole raft of other negotiations including an i.m.f. bailout then in march last year ecuador cut the whistleblowers internet access citing his posting of messages which interfered with other states or risk that could always relationship with other countries thankfully assad has messages didn't jeopardize relations with the united states and a few months later u.s. vice president mike pence arrived in quito to discuss a jackpot of funding that was heading ecuador's way to do. i'm pleased to announce that the united states will support that effort to root out corruption when they
really want to have $1000000.00 to support your efforts. to end corruption and strengthen civil society ready in ecuador and that was only the start of the cash bonanza could or finally had a $4000000000.00 loan from the i.m.f. approved and later military tries with the us were restored a correlation isn't causation but a patent does seem to present kind of putin no myth lucy united states approves of your conclusion is that a little traded it's entirely in the sand here's here's the line use it seems that it seems there can be a fine line between love and hate and it may be that line was drawn in there could or an embassy in london thanks for watching this morning head we hear from a freelance journalist in the us under pressure to disclose a whistleblower source. those
who they are supporting cost but they have they don't care about the beer they don't kill for the stability of libya. it is about their own agendas. and so we might be bugged for a long time to be really a civil war that continues for for a long time. all of the years i've talked to you about the inside. of the economy where oh humans are becoming like the colony of insects. and that's on the table by this 5 b.n. able surveillance pretty cool right. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
again good morning with fears about being of a forum meddling in the upcoming european elections there might be some news to put your mind at rest belgium state security services there was no evidence of a large scale russian influence campaign ahead of those polls cording to a belgian daily newspaper. takes up the story. when you hear russia being mentioned in the same sentence as an election where does your mind. russian actors continue to try to disrupt mettle infiltrate the u.s. political debate if not the election. russia is interfering they are continuing to interfere russia has been mentioned as the likely source of this interference in
terms of russians and other nation states absolutely are attempting to manipulate us yeah i thought so but how much attention have really been paying ahead of this week's european parliamentary elections those along bells have been deafening with suggestions that russia is trying to muscle its way in and influence the vote yet the word on the street in belgium is that the so-called russian trolls actually haven't lifted a finger never say never but currently there appears to be no russian shows active in the electoral campaign i mean with just days to go you'd think that they'd be all over this ok belgium is a small country but it's also a strategic one it's at the heart of europe and the european union as well as home to nato headquarters so how about the rest of the e.u. well according to one expert there's also no evidence that russia has been meddling
elsewhere. is stretching the russian internet. that was a dream moment for russia to question our constitutional state it's one of the european states to she's pretty quiet in the room so european elections what's interesting is that it seems that whenever there's a major showcase of democracy in the western world before it even takes place fingers are already pointing towards possible russian interference take breaks that according to some there is absolutely no chance that british citizens in their right mind wanted to leave the e.u. and those that voted to break that some 17400000 people were swayed by you guessed it russian dis information yet according to the then foreign secretary the evidence to support meddling amounted to. and what about germany in the lead up to the 2017 elections tongues well why king
that it was a right for the picking on russia would be front and center there were no major attacks before and during the german bundestag elections we couldn't find any major keys at all so when it emerged that they wasn't a brightness to be found there either the real mystery developed into why not. interesting enough there is no doubt that this is the most important and narrative . especially united states the force in the west. are spreading throughout the new concern in the world of russia seems like they are. just a way to. change and to change issues of the next plane send to make others make young voters away needs any kind of will just make. a invasion to other questions rather than to priorities economics are you using any
social or are you are still i think that nowadays the evidence in the strategy of. a freelance journalist in the us is coming under increased police pressure to disclose the identity of a whistleblower source his house and office were raided earlier this month in connection to the publishing of a confidential police report 1st off he speaks out about the incident. only came to my house they did not know are they started to pry my door open they used a sledgehammer to try to break the lock i got up and i asked them if they had a warrant and they said yes and i opened the door and let them in the immediately handcuffed me it spent the next 3 hours searching my house and taking over 55 different items from my home they discovered that i had an office so they got a 2nd search warrants and took me to my office and did the 2nd search warrant there
and at that time and since then i have not revealed my source nor will i ok well this internal report leaked to brian come ot relates to a police investigation into the death of a san francisco state appointed lawyer back in february the journalist sold details of that report on to sri television stations further other media outlets were also able to obtain the document independently now bring up to date authorities confiscated a number of items from the journalist including notebooks and computer is under california law a journalist cannot be forced to disclose the confidential sources or to surrender and publish materials is the thing in the search on bronco modi's house has been criticized by press freedom organizations which say simply it's a violation of the law on the rights of industry professionals police maintain however that raid was lawful and they say warranted is the again that. right now i cannot do my work because of the equipments of replay confirming they
took everything from my home they took my tablet they took my cell phones he took my computers normally when there is an investigation you don't receive your property back in tare investigation is over that could literally be years from now i have not been arrested i have not been a tuesday and i have not been charged with any crime so that's his position on it we discuss the implications of the case with another journalist analyser. it's not it's it's very dense very dangerous it's very disturbing in this case it seems to be this is the protections don't seem to be working they have been some dark periods in u.s. history in which journalists came under serious repression but i think this is certainly one of the worst cases in recent decades ringback journalists and also anyone concerned with free speech to protest the police action in this case to be
as strongly as they can we have to see what the outcome is but it certainly is possible that the atmosphere is growing is darkening that freedoms are contracting america is a very bad state these days. as they say all good things have to come to an end now after a year is one of the world's biggest t.v. shows game of thrones came to an end while the last season was as massive as ever many firms they were left a bit disappointed they say for more than a 1000000 people signed a petition to redo the last 2 seasons the what they call competent writers. i'm not waiting for it to hand yet. and cry myself to sleep tonight.
so like what are we all going to do when game of thrones is over for our or. anyone else or for scared for a game of thrones tonight i'm so not ready for the show to add and definitely not in whatever form or way they have planned for us. i predicted game of thrones games and in the stupidest least satisfying way possible. you know it's complex i'm a little sad actually i wish we had a few more season. that's it from us it out international just from now on but with more in just over half an hour's time i'm kevin i would say go out see with me on the move ahead so your app store search for auto you can download the up all the headlines straight to your
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