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it was a. swedish prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for julian assange they're reopening a rape investigation and setting the stage for an extradition tussle with the u.s. . league document raises questions about the global chemical weapons watchdogs assessment of last year's chemical attack in the syrian city of duma. observations of the scene of the 2 locations suggested there is a higher probability that both cylinders were money pledged to locations rather than being delivered from aircraft. and is austria's coalition government collapses over a corruption scandal politicians across the you opinion in gaining momentum to denounce
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their own anti establishment costumes. it's 8 o'clock here in moscow and you're watching out international line from our studio with me welcome to the program. swedish prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for wiki leaks founder julian assange after they reopened a rape case against him last week the ecuadorian embassy in london meanwhile has started handing over the whistleblowers possessions to u.s. authorities who are also seeking his extradition breaking down the latest developments his. today is the start of these sort of formal proceedings whereby ecuador hands over someone just personal possessions in order for us prosecutors to get their hands on them it's expected that there's 2 police officers and a prosecutor from that i can then be going through his things presuming is
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accumulated quite a few possessions and 70 is holed up inside and according to wiki leaks neither julian assange nor his legal team nor u.n. representatives have been allowed to be for this process in the wiki leaks that it's a question of frost's and has said that what's happening today is illegal on monday before. the embassy official in london for their masters in washington the trump administration is. to behave like it's the wild west so u.s. authorities have until mid june to potentially expand the charges against a songe at the moment his extradition request from the u.s. says that he's wanted for conspiracy to hack and government computer but there's concern from wiki leaks that once the u.s. prosecutors get their hands on someone just computer hard drives that charge could be handed out and made much more serious now julian assange just supports it as i
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have been his you can see they're still here outside the embassy they've been heckling people that go in and out there's been a few police officers they are very unhappy with what's happening and we spoke to a few of them it's a disgrace that the british government should be attempting to persecute you if you really think he's done nothing but tell the truth he had to be a witness of the. justice. things belong to julian assange and he doesn't give him any admission. that. if the u.k. has reached. the intent to commit a crime. so you can take a. police officer is coming and going all day as we're watching both the entrance is the main entrance to the embassy but there's also a back exit which there's no traffic now so i can show you but there's a police van there and a police officer walking past a side exit i straight to the full month old the ecuadorian consul here in london
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he said he was actually dismissed by the new leadership when lenin miranda came to power because of his support for julian a son. illegally these abuses what is happening is basically stealing things from a person who cannot defend himself. today. the . way today. today. by the front door. basically. as for the money shot that picture potentially about solange's computer being taken out and handed over to u.s. prost prosecutors or just taken out well according to the former console that i spoke to that he says that after video agency courts astonished being dragged out
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of here against his will last month the authorities the ecuadorian officials inside are going to make it their priority to try in a raid the cameras this time around. a long time supporter of julian assange we spoke to says as a blow to the legal case. 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. i'm going to get an awful lot they're going to get. judy and legal notes from the legal meetings what should be in private legal meetings that is how to proceed obviously i think that's of great concern to those who are preparing to fight his actual 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 but i did see the cost exerted on him i don't think that you did should have served any time but all for his enormous
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achievements in reinventing journalism. inspiring not just chelsea manning but all of the whistleblowers we're so sure since you've been in a measurable benefit to the world you should be extremely grateful to julian what has happened to him is a travesty as we mentioned the prosecutors in sweden have requested an arrest warrant for the wiki leaks founder if granted it would be the 1st step to have extradited from the u.k. where he's currently serving a prison sentence for skipping bail back in 2012 last week stockholm decided to reopen the rape case against him after he previously dropped him 20 something to. the syrian government is denying reports that chemical weapons were used in the recent attack in the western coast of the takia province reports came as the syrian army advances retaking the main highways and trade routes around the rebel held
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province of idlib the government branded the reports as fabrication insisting that syria has never used chemical weapons before and will not use them now adding that it will not stop in its battle against terrorism. a few days ago a leaked document raised questions about the global chemical weapons watchdogs report on last year's chemical attack in the city of duma just 10 kilometers from the capital back then but i mean assad's forces the u.s. britain and france carried out strikes against syrian government facilities ego shoot down 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
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in duma in syria in spring 2018 except did it really. the 60 newly revealed pages challenge of the bag bone of the official conclusions. after passing through the ceiling in impacting the floor at 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
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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 when grow and exposed something they tried to bury as. deep and far away from the public eye as possible the bottom line in this is that 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 has been an investigation carried out from within your. own investigation which is not found its way to move leak into the fire do
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not report and use your best to get your p.c. go to you 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 editor emergency 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
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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 crying of a monster instead the nations of britain france and the united states of america have martial their righteous power against barbarism and brutality.
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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 and then 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
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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 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 movie they change the narrative we don't you know it really depends if you ask me the question on what the n.p.c. doesn't make of the report but. he is a high possibility i really doubt it. but the european elections just days away politicians across the bloc in voicing concern over the dramatic surge in support think you're a skeptic forces the 1st wave of condemnation of the nationalists right comes
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following the collapse of the austrian government over corruption scandal here's our europe correspondent peter. 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 beat the video or the gate what we have seen is angle america and others come out and say that what this shows what the sting operation shows is that well you can't trust the populist the far right 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 we haven't to deal with populist movements that in many areas a contemptuous of this values who want to destroy the europe for all values it has long been known to try to win populist destabilize our press freedom and democracy far right populists are the enemies of freedom strikers is only the 1st domino to
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fall getting ready for salvini le pen or baron and other extreme right wing puppets of moscow's leash but this doesn't look good for those on the right and particularly when you're looking at the likes of. italy who on saturday the same day that. 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 or under one banner if we look at the 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 either populist or far right. it doesn't look good though what's happened in austria the vice chancellor the another senior member of his party both been 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. meaning it is why. he's. 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 well the timing of this sting of this hit piece however you want to call it well it coincides in the lead up to the 0 pm elections in which the mainstream parties were set to lose quite sconce cigarette really are still set really to lose quite considerably to those
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parties that have been termed populist or right wing in the past and to paris airport terminal was brought to a standstill on sunday as r.t. reports next. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be rich. but you'd like to be closer to see what the fuck are you the more m.p. get. interested in the waters and look out. there should. come back to the program hundreds of undocumented migrants occupied france's busiest airport on sunday morning to meet the prime minister over asylum policy reporting from paris his shell that depends. this happened around lunch time on sunday off they're not shown to go live which as you may know eased the biggest hit
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in france in terms of international capacity and the 2nd largest in europe with this group of my colleagues around some $580.00 votes a close call to the airport down as they invaded it to make their claims to denounce the deportation of people in the regular situations here in front and also to the actions of fronts in aiding the deportations of undocumented migrants most of those individuals would said to be undocumented migrants and they've now described themselves as being the black vests they would shouting at parts of times at the airports some people who had them saying certain clips that france doesn't belong to the french that everyone has a right to be here let's take a little look now at what happened at the airport thank you ok thank you thank you thank you ok thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you ok. well that
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situation became heated enough when they're all reports that police used tear gas to trying to see those undocumented migrants to try and get them out of the terminal and to try and bring things back to normality here in asylum policy has warmed up being something that many people are unhappy about here in france we know that there's a big government crackdown that's been taking place in the interview so you saw a limited migration bills last year which haven't gone down very well and we heard at the end just 2018 these are official figures in front that the number of deportations of illegal aliens who fronts had actually increased by 20 percent so that has really riled people up and that's one of the reasons why the so-called black press rochelle to go. yesterday. i said responding a disqualified from next year's eurovision song contest of
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a stunt pulled by the outspoken band representing the country in saturday's final in israel had tory waved palestinian flags while the results were being bred out angering organizers and contravening strict rules about political messages cameras quickly cut away from the pantry in the live final watch by birds of a 180000000 t.v. viewers the band then film themselves being reprimanded by stewards. the. organizers are now deciding want action to take against the icelandic delegation the band weren't alone in getting political contest a much anticipated set by madonna saw 2 of her dances with israeli and palestinian flags on their jackets as they walked arm in arm reaction online was mixed. world in iceland 20 bankers in jail in flags of palestine at the euro vision is saying i
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should shouldn't have brought up old chicks they didn't they brought up human rights you. yes the new revision competitors were awful both musically and politically but it's important to remember that one bad sheet or a small bunch should make is discriminate against the whole group your vision song contest is usually about sending messages of peace and unity across borders which is why there's been such a focus on staging it in israel which won last year the country has long been embroiled in a violent rivalry with the palestinians the gaza border has been the main flashpoint in recent years with multiple rallies earlier this month a deadly rocket exchange killed 4 people according to the gazan health ministry now we cross live to political commentator oren i mean things are coming on to the program now the rules are clear for the euro vision but even though they broke competition rules these protests were commendable weren't they shouldn't we be applauding people for taking a stand against human rights violations. well
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some people are obviously oversensitive here in israel but they shouldn't be and it's even hypocritical because obviously if you have countries with delegations then it's political to begin with and you almost always have problems. part of spain or an independent entity what happens between israel and palestine and by the way israel and the palestinian authority are involved in a peace process have been for the last 26 years. really shouldn't be offended by the fact that the palestinian flag not any rain inflict not the hamas or hizbullah flag but the flag is shown and of course some of the people who left the euro bijan contest have reported that they have been harassed at being green airport not the icelandic. delegation happened to be to
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a member of the historian one but nevertheless one cannot really separate politics or diplomacy from entertainment and sports this is a fact and one shouldn't get too excited about it. i mean how would you respond to those who are arguing that the contest shouldn't have taken place and it's well at all given israel's treatment of the palestinians. well again where can you find. a totally innocent country is it the united states is it russia get anywhere and the very fact that some countries outside the continent of europe such as israel or australia are invited to take part in such a european contest means that there are other considerations not only arts and entertainment so let bygones be bygones and let iceland take part in next year's
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medal and contest and should not be overly enthusiastic about condemning iceland a lot of people are certainly supporting that point of view. but the palestinian israel conflict. doesn't come without controversy as we've been discussing discussing so wasn't it inevitable that there would be protests they made it quite clear what their views were on the conflict well you know a year ago when an israeli singer. won the contest. the 1st israeli reaction was firing let's hold the contest in jerusalem the palestinians protested and there were fears that some countries are going to boycott the contest so it was moved to tel aviv on the other hand the argentina national soccer team wanted to come to israel before the last world cup
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and eventually they decided not to because of the controversy so you win some and you lose so ok we'll leave it that political commentator. very much for coming on to the program and to discuss this thank you. that's your news often now i'll be back with more global updates around 30 minutes and go away. 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 sit in the home field where everything is familiar on the other i want of a new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprising. or not if you think.
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all come to. the turmoil in libya has been dragged into a 2nd month old ready all diplomatic efforts fruitless in getting military strong. government in tripoli to negotiate what does the future hold for the war torn country will ask dr mostafa. former deputy prime minister of libya. the crisis in libya is fast becoming a stalemate with the forces of field-marshal stuck at the gates of the libyan capital and neither side able to inflict a decisive defeat on the other foreign powers throw their backing behind both rival factions will the conflict between warlord and government drag on for years to come and eventually destroy any hope of building
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a new state in war torn libya or can the international community put aside the differences for the sake of restoring peace and order to the beleaguered country. dr mustafa i wish i bore the former deputy prime minister of libya welcome to the show it's great to have you with us once again. thank you for having me so i wanted to have to our hasn't been able to break tripoli's to sam so far but there's no sign of retreat and he's even called on the streets to battle harder during the ongoing months of ramadan he's been saying that he will not be able to take over tripoli rijkaard lists of all the foreign support seen joyce what makes you think that i mean i mean clearly the 1st ford i mean this this country believe it is really it is a crime against the libyan people and i think the only for them under reason is for mr hough to take over the country to be to rule the country so it is done for the person of interest and of course i mean.

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