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prosecutors in sweden request a wrist warrant for julian. continues to divorce itself from the wiki leaks. all his possessions. to u.s. prosecutors we go live to the british capital in moments. also ahead on the program document appears to contradict the global chemical weapons watchdog. busy and the ramifications. of the scene of the 2 locations suggested there is a high probability that. rather than being delivered from.
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european elections just days away belgium the state security service says there was quote no evidence of a large scale russian influence something that was in the western media is a very real. to the world international my names you know neal hello welcome our top story everything from wiki leaks founder julian assange 7 years in the ecuadorian embassy in london is to be handed to us prosecutors later. electronic equipment legal papers even medical records the ecuadorian government agreed to turn over any documents and materials used by a son's. during that time too both british and u.s.
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authorities will of course live north to london polly. polly what is the state of play. well outside london the ecuadorian embassy isn't here of course but his things still odd because of course after he was dragged out of the embassy head last month he had a chance to take his does that and they have effectively been withheld according to his legal team they haven't had access to them and now we are expecting to say that ecuador and chills are going to go inside the embassy and take us on personal property in order to handed over to american cross to keep says and we've been watching what's been going on all day there's a bit of traffic now because of all the commotion and there's been
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a police truck arrive with when this traffic with the i'll get a chance to turn around and show you what's going on there but. when he says that neither julian assange his legal team. un representatives nor sound himself to witness what is taking. and the editor of police kristen preston says that what's taking place today is. take a listen to what he had to say. on monday before a popular show at the embassy a fix in london for their masters in washington the trump administration is inducing it to behave like it's the wild west. so he was offered up until mid june to potentially expand the charge again at the moment the extra request for him states that he's won a conspiracy to happen government. the room with the things that can become much more serious charge. in there because we can't really hear you there's
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a little bit of a connection issue we will cross box you know when we can clear that up. hard to get a little bit of free advertising there as well polly thanks for. what we know about the long time supporter of julius colvin sees that the search may come as a blow to the whistleblowers legal case. and 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've been privately will meetings that is held 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 of war very hard on him he's an incredibly resilient person but i did see the cost exerted on him i don't think that you should have
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served any time at all for his enormous achievements in reinventing journalism and. inspiring not just chelsea manning that's one of the whistleblowers which so shows since we've been in a measurable benefit to the world you should be extremely grateful to julian and what has happened to him is a travesty. just to recap what i only was going through there prosecutors in sweden have requested an arrest warrant for wiki leaks founder julian assange if granted it would be the 1st step to health and extradited from the u.k. this all comes just a week after it was decided to reopen a rape case against him in stockholm. a lot of players in this story of course are ecuador continues to force itself from mr sands key to appears like it's keen to rekindle its friendship with the united states both countries have signed
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a new agreement which will bring them closer on a number of economic and defense issues. we will do look. this memorandum is an additional demonstration of the activation of accruals relations with united states which last year reached its highest and most important point. they used to be enemies but became beer pfaff's in just one year ecuador the united states from kicking out military personnel and even a us ambassador to new partnership on funding how can this be at least part of the art judean 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. patients event could or has its limits we are a tolerant and calm people but not stupid we've revoked the asylum of this spoiled
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brat and got rid of a thorn in our side and now a new era of friendship between ecuador and the us has been announced there's no more you think. the new iraq. between. new chapter new benefits help with social development and education with natural disaster risk. once an 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 mona fought met with president hu door to discuss the china development fund the president rose with the money for his desire to remove juvenile sons from acquittals 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 whistleblower's internet access
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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 today i'm pleased to announce that you know who. to root out corruption we want to have $1000000.00 to support your efforts. to end corruption and shrink and civil society and that was only the start of the cash but ecuador finally had a $4000000000.00 loan from the i.m.f. approved and later military tries with the us work restored a correlation isn't causation but a patent does seem to present the kind of good you know move through move soon to prove your conclusion is that it's
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a little traded it's in julian assange and here's here's the line you think that way 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. ok i want to turn tension to another big stories today the syrian government is denying rebel reports that. attacks were used in a recent attack in latakia province damascus has branded the reports as media fabrication and say's it will not stop the fight against terrorism now at the same time a leaked document. on the global chemical weapons watchdogs report on the chemical attack yuri remember in the city of duma last year back then on the basis of that report the u.s. u.k. and france all launched more than $100.00 missiles against what they say were syrian chemical chemical weapons facilities now the o.p.c. w is yet to respond to a request for
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a comment but we've got some background on that comes from marty's igor issue that often. we saw petrified children. listened to the righteous indignation very terrible regime we read a scrupulous investigation into what happened by the u.n. chemical weapons watchdog the o.p.c. w. report was meant to poison indisputable and to speculations over what happened in do more in syria in spring 2018 except did it really. last week a group of activists published and experts 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.
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after passing through the ceiling and 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 high approval. ality 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
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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 went rogue and exposed something they tried to bury as deep and far away from the public eye as possible now see talk 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 which as i said before we've had we have confirmation from multiple sources which clearly shows that there aren't been an investigation carried out from within your w. an investigation which is not found its way to might leak into the fire do not report the investigation into the o.p.c. w. and how it has been operating because if it is the case that it's organization has
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been subjected to political pressure and that had led to distortion their investigations then 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 the many channels 100 think images of syrian children grandchildren suffocating in their homes and it of urgency shelter many with foam in their mouths disturbing 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.
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a broadcaster that gave major time 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 lots of the new evidence from
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our no p.c. w. engineers report i hope the guardian newspaper will have the good grace to print an unreserved apology for their scurrilous ad hominem attack on me after i denounce the white house potently can cook 2 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 he's geared 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 syrian air. planes in the air and there
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they have nowhere to go they would desperately need some help by american planes were british planes. so they could fabricate everything or anything and you know the interesting part is that the united states and and its allies weren't even at wait for the investigation to take place whenever there is a hint of something they would just immediately go and bomb move a change if we don't know it's really depends if you ask me the question on what the f.e.c. doesn't make open to people but is that really a high possibility i really doubt it. warns of the rise of the right in europe we have got a live report on to the break. seemed
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wrong. but all wrong just don't call. me. yet to stamp out just to become educated and it gains from an equal betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. and those who they are supporting cost but they have to don't care about the mayor they don't care about the stability will flee b.-a. if you think it is about their own agendas. and so we might be bugged here for a long time to be really a civil war that continues for for a long time. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sport business i'm showbusiness i'll see that.
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minutes into the program welcome back german chancellor angela merkel has expressed her concern over the rise of populism which she say's will use any possible means to gain power including corruption and bribes merkel statement refers to the latest scandal in austria where the vice chancellor was her house resigned after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal we're joined on the program by our europe correspondent peter order to fill in the dots on that one hi peter no it's been quite the weekend doesn't it for austrian politics remind us about the reaction to it here. just a bit when you say it's been quite the weekend for austrian politics the government in austria has collapsed over the weekend following on for what's being called the beef the video or gate this video that shows the former now former vice
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chancellor saying certain things on camera in a beef that before the 27000 election. there's a lot of scandal involved in this and it's certainly being used by those that would like to see those parties suffer frankly when it comes to the european elections under merkel was on the campaign trail on sunday she was speaking in zagreb where she said that what this showed was that the populists the far right that they were willing to take money from anywhere and that it was all about corruption. we haven't to deal with populist movements that in many areas a contemptuous of this values who want to destroy the euro for foul values we have to stand up to this decisively what fails under this is that minorities are not pro-tax at basic human rights are called into question and that corruption place rule in politics we need to conjure all of this in
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a decisive manner and that is what we will do. well this doesn't look good for those on the right and particularly when you're looking at the likes of. me in italy who on saturday the same day the. resigned as vice chancellor held a joint rally in milan in which the idea was supposed to be getting together all of the anti establishment organizations and political parties across europe under one banner if we look at the project projected results for the european elections that are coming up $250.00 out of $751.00 seats are expected to go to those that would be described as the populist or far right. it doesn't look good though what's happened in austria the vice chancellor. mr mr b. another senior member of his party both being caught on camera back in 2017 speaking to a woman who purports to be the niece of
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a wealthy russian investor it doesn't bode well and looks like the worst type of scandal ridden scandal videos. well mr starr who you heard on camera there he stepped down on saturday and said that he was the victim of political assassination. this is. yes it was stupid yes it was 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 chancellor. yes he has resigned from his post and sebastien quotes the austrian
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chancellor has said that the country will go to fresh elections after that video emerged of the sting operation convincing the now former vice chancellor to say that he would give away government contracts in exchange for political well preferential views in the press here as you point just days away from the european election so many fascinating subplots to be played out isn't there this week thank you so much for your correspondent peter all over. i had all of those major elections in the e.u. meanwhile the european commission has been lambasted for a tweet to praising the virtues of the union some observers the scribe the tweet as creepy saying it resembles the 3 slogans of the ruling party in george orwell's dystopian novel 1984 another pointed out that it sounded like a message straight from the novels the ministry of truth well with fears a binding over foreign meddling in the upcoming european elections there might be
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some news to put your mind at rest the belgian state security services there was no evidence of a large scale russian influence campaign ahead of the polls that is according to a belgian daily show different speeds across 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 meddle infiltrate the u.s. 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 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 alarm bells have been deafening with suggestions that russia is trying to muscle its way in and influence
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the vote yet the wood on the streets 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 omen for russia to question our constitutional state which in of european states to is 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 even takes place fingers are
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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 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 die happy. and what about germany in the lead up to the 2017 elections tang's well why getting that it was 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 there wasn't a bright this to be found out only that the real mystery developed into why not.
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interesting enough there is no doubt that the most important and. especially the 98. hour spread in the new center in the world of russia seems like they are. just a way to. change and to change. lanes and to make others make a young voters away needs will just make. a invasion to other questions rather than to the priorities that are not of our values not any social or you are still i think that nowadays the evidence in the strategy of. dock workers in the italian port of genoa have blocked a saudi cargo ship activists believed to be carrying military equipment to set for
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use in the yemeni conflict. you know this use of the ship there in p.r. gentle voice taking to the streets because of the city's pacifist tradition i should the docks in our port to load equipment that could be used during a war like the one being fought in yemen where many have died and on the civilian population can be a part of this the least we could do was to make this blockade and call for a day of strikes until we know all of those generators are for civil or military use. some of this morning unfortunately we had confirmation that even here in general they plan to load military equipment we call for. strike because we don't want to be accomplices of the war in yemen. or we know that the ship has been making the rounds of which. it was reportedly loaded with a consignment of arms in belgium but in france activists managed to prevent it taking on any cargo they accuse the saudi government of deliberately causing civilian deaths in yemen riyadh for its part denies ever intentionally targeting
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noncombatants in the conflict. all right that's a lot for now but we are talking in moments peter and gas are standing by and do join me in 30 for all the latest global news updates on a busy monday. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sort of know from fields where everything is familiar on the other i want of a new challenge and the fresh perspective i'm used to suppressing. or not if you think. i'm going to talk about football not for you or else you can think i was going to go.
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by the way what is it that's like here. is the tense 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 faithfully implement from the inside venezuela things move different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associated. in the schools that have a supplement to. the tempest and that political battle to stay on the path to the magic of the moment the focus of the who story isn't new nixon called in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated that in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so wants to make the
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economy of venezuela screed. over the years i've talked to you about the insects troll is a show of the economy where we humans are becoming like the quality of insects. and that's all enabled by this 5 d.n.a. surveillance pretty cool right. hello and welcome across all things considered i'm peter lavelle manufacturing narratives what really happened in syria will.

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