because it's going to people. in the headlines today a document appears to contradict the global chemical weapons watchdog last year's attack in the syrian city of duma. observations of the scene of the to locations suggest that there is a high probability that both cylinders were money placed at those 2 locations rather than being delivered from. prosecutors in sweden in request an arrest warrant. of the reopening of rape investigation into the wiki leaks this could all continue to divorce itself from the sun is in the coming hours about to hand over all his possessions in the. u.s. prosecutors will process and talk to whistle blows. despite police pressure a u.s.
journalist to protect sources he's already had his home and office waiting for publishing a confidential police report. he started to cry in my door open they used. to try to break the lock the immediately. they spent the next 3 hours searching my house. with those big european elections just days away from state security services there was no evidence of a russian influence something that was drummed up in the media in the west nonetheless as a very real threat. kevin oh it is one pair monday the 20th of may right now here in moscow you're watching out international i'm here with this latest live 30 minutes. world news roundup
starting 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 meantime at the same time a leaked document is cars on the global chemical weapons watchdog report on a chemical attack in the city of duma last year but then on the basis of the report 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 and he goes down off as more of the background. 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 60 newly revealed pages challenge of the bag bone of the official conclusions. after passing through the ceiling in impacting the floor of lower speed the cylinder continued in altered trajectory until reaching the position in which it was 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 as 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 that 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. at the o.p.c. w. concerned except not the substance of it but the fact that someone in their ranks went rogue 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 and this is the document has
been passed to us as i said before we've had we have confirmation from multiple sources which clearly shows that there aren't being an investigation carried out and when you don't do you an investigation which is not found to muttley 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 have led to distortion their investigations and that is an incredibly serious matter. but this engine airing 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 emergency shelter many with foam in their mouths are stirring reports of a chemical weapons attack chemical attack carried out by the acid 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 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 none reserved apology for their scurrilous ad hominem attack on me after i denounce the white house potently concocted story for what it was when they 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 elements on the ground because they know that with russian and syrian air. planes in the air and there they have nowhere to go or they would desperately need some help by american planes where 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 at a wait for investigation to take place whenever there is a hint of something they would just immediately go and bomb will they change the narrative we don't know it really depends if you ask me the question on what the
n.p.c. doesn't make of the people but. he's a really high possibility i really doubt it. prosecutors in sweden requested of the arrest warrant for wiki leaks founder julian assange comes just a week after the decided to reopen a rape case against the meantime everything from his near 7 years in the ecuadorian embassy in london has to be handed we think sometime later today over to u.s. prosecutors let's go over to the ecuadorian embassy. there again. along with a lot of other process miles we are expecting something we'll talk about what we may see later or maybe the reprieve loci you know group exams arriving etc etc but will come about the minute take us through what's up with the smalling on these latest developments on the sweden saw. on the step today taken by the swedish authorities is really just kind of the logical next step based on the fact that last week they announced that they would be reopening that investigation into allegations of sexual assault by julian assange 2010 so this extradition request
is all rather this is a step towards an official extradition request from sweden demanding that the u.k. hand sanjay that to them now there is already a u.s. extradition request hanging over a stand just head and it appears that when there are 2 conflicting requests as we might end up having only the things secretary who is able to decide which of these legal cases will take precedence so it looks like it's going to be a political decision in the end what happens next and has always denied the accusations from you and you said that you want to believe named in relation to that case now i'm standing outside the ecuadorian embassy i didn't think i'd be back here so soon after julian assange was dragged out to pay last month when the ecuadorian authorities after the relationship between the sons of the ecuadorian
authorities to terry aerated and. allow. british police to go inside and arrest a song he's now in prison for carrying out a 50 week sentence for skipping bail back in 2012 when he 1st went in here but his things his personal possessions accumulated over 7 years inside the embassy they all still inside and his legal team haven't had any access to these possessions they say that ecuador is withholding them from and ever said. and so what is expected to happen today is that they're meant to be ecuadorian officials presumably 2 policemen from quito who are supposed to come here and take a stand just things in order for ecuador to officially hand songes items to u.s. prosecutors now according to wiki leaks neither julian assange nor his legal team nor u.n. representatives have been allowed to be present at whatever takes place here today
and wiki leaks editor kristinn hrafnsson says that what is happening is illegal take a listen. on monday before. the . in london for the masters in washington the troubled mr asian is inducing you to behave like it's the wild west. so u.s. authorities have potentially until need to expound the charges against astonished right now the extradition request to the u.s. is that he's wanted. for conspiracy to hack a government compiz here wiki leaks it can stand whatever they find on a sign just presumably computer and hard drive may contribute to that charge from the us getting more serious now we have been watching what's happening out here all morning and watching all the people coming in and out there is not just one exit
from the ecuadorian embassy there is actually a back entrance exit as well i think from will pay for that and show you but it's still quiet our head some of the sound just supports is a lot of journalists waiting to see what happens and right over there we have the ecuador ambassadors car now normally that car is parked in front of the embassy so this shows that some extraordinary may be happening today because you can see even the number plates that it's ecuadorian but it's down there and we're keeping an eye on what's taking place should we see. the embassy it depends or loki they want to keep this may be able to you guys come out with some big bugs or will it be this whole purge in the removal of the scale of doing or i probably will keep. everything. will bring it to abuse. so continues to divorce so from the sergeant looks like he is keen to rekindle its friendship with the united states
more or more both countries have signed the new agreement which will bring them closer with a number of economic and defense issues. we will do look in which we can go. this memorandum is an additional demonstration of the activation of accruals relations with the united states which last year reached its highest and most important point a long time supporter of to be colvin says that the search may come as a blow in fact to the whistle blows legal case. but disgraceful way for an independent sovereign nation to behave but that's what they're doing i don't know exactly what they want to find but they're going to get an awful lot they're going to get. judy and legal notes from the legal meetings what should have been private legal meetings that he's had in the embassy obviously i think that's of great concern to those who are preparing to fight is actually in case here i think that the 7 years that julian spent in the embassy war very hard on him he's an
incredibly resilient person by did see the cost exerted on him i don't think that you should have served any time at all for his enormous achievements in reinventing journalism. inspiring not just chelsea manning but all of the whistleblowers which so show since we've been in a measurable benefit to the world we should be extremely grateful to julian and what has happened to him is a travesty. pass while here in moscow thanks for watching at international come about after the break merkel concerned about the rise of populism we go your correspondent on mark just one of the stories. seemed wrong. just don't. get to
shape out just be active. and engaged equals betrayal. when some find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development only. exist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk.
again this is not international good afternoon just before the break german chancellor angela merkel's expressed a concern over the rise of populism which she says will use every possible means to gain power including corruption and bribes merkel statement refers to the latest scandal in austria that kicks off this weekend where the vice chancellor has resigned now after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal that's correspondent peter all of a peta all these developments a lot a real catalyst this weekend again then yes. yes a big weekend here in europe for politics minnick typically when it comes to the all story of course we're only a week out for europe. impala mentary elections but huge changes in austria basically the government collapsed over the weekend there will be new elections the coalitions broken down and it's all to do with the video of the vice the former iraqi upon vice chancellor of austria hans christian straka that was filmed before the election in 2017 of him in a luxury villa in a beta speaking to
a lady who purported to be the niece of a wealthy russian investor who wanted to invest 250000000 euros that wasn't as she described it legitimate into austria he or 8 there were talk of there was talk of infrastructure contracts there was also talk of this mystery russian benefactor buying up 50 percent share of a major. austrian tabloid and we can look at some of the video now basically it's your standard this is the worst case in our hero of a bad video a sting video of somebody being caught out saying things they shouldn't. mean. anything.
well star who resigned as his role as vice chancellor from his role as vice chancellor on saturday saying its position had become untenable. so. yes it was stupid yes it was a responsible yes it was a mistake but at the same time it was a victim of a targeted political attack that he used illegal means so after talks with the chancellor sebastian court i made the decision to resign from the post of flights chancellor. all the questions are now being asked of who was behind this sting operation there's no suggestion that the russian investor actually existed who's in there who is in the video this is all part of something similar to what we've seen in the united kingdom for many years that was done by tabloid newspapers where they would employ the the so-called fake shake to try and catch out with shady business deals politicians that that particular newspaper thought were will vulnerable but
however nobody has taken responsibility for this just yet. the news magazine here in germany unsuited to the major newspaper here who 1st published this information they are not revealing where they got this video from we understand from sebastian courts as people the chancellor of austria that this has all of the hallmarks of certain operatives that work with the the social democrats in the country however nobody's come out and pointed a direct finger yet mr straka well he seems to think there's a much more deeper and much deeper conspiracy at work here one thing it certainly does do is it causes big problems ahead of these european elections for those to the right or the well extreme and far further right of the the political spectrum in the who will be in the european parliament to form one cohesive bloc as it stands at the moment those from right wing parties are expected to take around 250 of the 751 seats available in the euro. parliament however the chances of the
the the freedom party of austria being able to come together with other members or other parties in europe that is going to be severely weakened because nobody is going to want to be aligned with them now we heard from angola merkel the german chancellor on sunday she was speaking at a rally in zagreb ahead of the the elections saying that what the showed is that the populists can't be trusted. we haven't to deal with populist movements that in many areas a contemptuous of this values who want to destroy the europe our values we have to stand up to this decisively what it means under this is that minorities are not protected sent basic human rights are called into question and that corruption place rule in politics we need to conjure all of this in a decisive manner and that is what we will do. i'm glad merkel they're saying that this scandal in austria shows that the populists the those towards the far the
right of the spectrum are the ones to be trusted what we do know though is the world austria is going to have new elections they have the chancellor sebastian courts said this was going to have to be happen one of the biggest benefactors of this may be some selfies by far and away the most popular politician in austria new elections may well mean that he gets to run the country by himself and doesn't have to enter into a coalition with the likes that he's just had to break up with her all over our europe correspondent thanks bring us up to speed on that well ahead of those major elections peter was talking about there in the e.u. the european commission on the sidelines of all this has been lambasted for a tweet praising the virtues of the union which is that the let's take a look at it. some observers describe the tweet here as creepy saying it resembles the 3 slogans of the ruling party george orwell's dystopian novel 19 eighty-four remember that another pointed out that it sounded like a message straight from the novels ministry of truth took me all levels in the book
. well with fears about being over foreign meddling than in the upcoming european elections something else has been dismissed. 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 the polls according to a belgian daily newspaper there have been speculation blown out the water is shallow do bensky takes up the story. when you hear russia being mentioned in the same sentence as an election where does your mind also matter russian actors continue to try to disrupt metal infiltrate the us political debate of the elections themselves russia's interfering they're continuing to interfere russia has been mentioned as the likely source of this interference in terms russians and other nation states absolutely or attempting to manipulate us yes i thought so but how much attention have you really been paying ahead of this week's european
parliamentary elections there was a long 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 i'll admit it 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 well according to one expert there's also no evidence that russia has been meddling elsewhere either stretching the russian internet trolls don't meddle that was a dream moment for russia to question our constitutional state it's in of european states to it's pretty quiet in the room so european elections what's. interesting
though is that it seems that whenever there's a major showcase of democracy in the western world to a point even takes place fingers are already pointing towards possible russian interference take brags 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 praise it some 17400000 people were swayed by you guessed it russian this information yet according to the then foreign secretary the evidence to support meddling amounted to having. the. ability to see the ninety's. and what about germany in the lead up to the 2017 elections tongues were wiking that it was a right for the picking and 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 a why not on to me interesting enough there is no doubt that this is the most important. state especially united states that. are spreading throughout the union concerning the world of russia seems like they are. just a way to. change and to change. the next plane send to make others make young voters away need any kind of war just make. a invasion to other questions rather than to priorities economic or are any social or are are you are so i think that now we're days ahead in the struggle. but if
an eye for me kevin when you see this afternoon check it out you know called the latest 247. of the 10 situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been great only implement from the inside venezuela things are different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associated. famously have a son of the moment those who flew down person that. data to see on the people of the moment the focus of the who story isn't new nixon told in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated that in latin america an alternative
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