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the demonstrations are up once again in haiti where the government accused of links to a massacre of the country's capital last november. austria's governing coalition goes into a tailspin as the freedom party there says all of its ministers acquitting the fallout over a video speaking against the party leader. whose ministry of defense faces questions after a trivial ministers can authorize intelligence sharing with allies even when there is a risk detainee's could be tortured. good morning starting with a 30 minute world news roundup this tuesday is kevin 0 in here thanks for joining
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us so 1st then to haiti where the government is suspected of links to a massacre in the country's capital last november dozens of people including women and children were brutally killed and tortured haiti's biggest ally the u.s. is yet to comment on the accusations violent antigovernment protests have been raging in the capital port au prince for days now. today the country has reached and the population can no longer accept the situation .
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they were shooting and i was running to save my life it was a terrible massacre. they were dressed in police uniforms with masks in the cases matched people and killed them the situation in haiti is escalating a population that is largely unemployed without electricity and without money once the president out. what no one is out at night now there is reduced night life know all the streets of dark you just don't know what are you going to run into you just can't go anywhere now the united nations has launched an investigation now in march of 184 members of the u.s. congress signed a letter to the u.s. secretary of state calling for an independent investigation as of yet there has
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been no answer during an impromptu visit to haiti last month congresswoman maxine waters expressed very serious concerns about u.s. aid going to the country when we talk about how we care about haiti and why we are able to contribute the way that we do and we do not want to see that abused or misused to disregard it i think that may give us a little leverage but the trouble ministration seems confident in the aligned regime. we have always underscored in there are statements as well as our diplomatic conversations our belief in the g.t.c. of heat is institutions and its elected officials so far there has been no comment from the u.s. state department on the massacre while washington routinely condemns governments around the world for allegedly violating human rights when it comes to haiti the white house is unusually silent the u.s. has relied on a policy of gang violence in guatemala and el salvador and honduras in
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haiti and numerous other countries so this keeps the people in fear it keeps them in desperation and they can rule from their washington d.c. by having these gangs in the pain of poverty is do the work that the u.s. demands the example ministry will do no mean of haiti alerts the public regime is and will beginning. to be demonstrated in haiti there does not affect the u.s. footprint in haiti so president of. austria's governing coalition has been left in tatters after right wing freedom party announced monday that all of its ministers of a step down the mass resignations are in response to the chances attempt a 2nd interior minister know of his response to that corruption sting that tarnish
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the party's image peter all of our europe correspondent scott moore. what we saw on monday evening with the chancellor say that he wanted the interior minister. gone now he doesn't have the power and constitution to do that the what he can do is ask the president of austria to do it for him now that's being done and that prompted all of the freedom party members of the austrian cabinet to step down from the government said he wants a full and transparent investigation into what's going on. i am of the firm conviction that full transparency and a complete and impartial explanation is now needed. it all leads to a conflict in situation which would have concluded if the interior minister had withdrawn from his functions he didn't take that step and in this respect i decided to in consultation with the federal president and i would recommend the dismissal of the interior minister well this all relates to the beef it tapes the bombshell
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which has blown apart austrian politics what this was was released over the weekend it saw heinz christie in the former now former vice chancellor of austria he was videoed back in 2017 before the elections in a luxury villa in baith speaking to well a woman who purport to be representing a wealthy russian. we understand that she had a latvian passport as well this was all happening in a villa that was rigged with microphones and cameras and he said basically that he could help her with 250000000 euros worth of investment into austria that wasn't exactly legitimate particularly he also pointed out that he would like to see her invest in a major austrian tabloid newspaper to help promote her and his party. he's
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a liar. when he says. 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 had used illegal means of the freedom pass the word guess we can't say are any more technically they still are but they were the junior partner in the coalition government in austria their members held some pretty well really serious positions it's not just the vice chancellor ship we're talking about it's not just the interior ministry also the ministry of foreign affairs the ministry of health the ministry of defense amongst others all of these crucial positions now no longer have anybody in them this big scandal comes just days before major european parliamentary elections take place and if you look at those who oppose the freedom party and others in europe well they've been making
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well and they've been making great gains with this as they go to their electorate we heard angle a merkel the german chancellor speak at a campaign rally in zagreb in croatia and which see she said look at this see what this shows it shows you can't trust the populace to chose you can't trust the right wing you can't work with them and they will ultimately let you down we haven't to deal with populist movements that in many areas a contemptuous of this values who want to destroy the europe now what we are expecting is out of the $751.00 seats that are available in the european parliament for parties that the scribes themselves as being on the right of the political spectrum to take around 250 and they were hoping to form a big block together however the thing is right now nobody wants to work with the freedom party of austria they have very much tainted by this scandal. is come to light the britons changed its rules and hurt obtains and shares intelligence with
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our allies according to the ministry of defense as late as guidelines information can be exchanged even if there is a risk detainees could be mistreated or tortured. well there remains a serious risk of torture post mitigation minister should be consulted as outlined above but the presumption would be that we will not proceed unless ministers agree that the potential benefits justify accepting the risk and the legal consequences that may follow while these documents are obtained by an advocacy group they show the besides ministers having more powers the new policy also allows them to pre-approve a list of high threat individuals about whom information could be shared all this stands in contradiction to the government's previously stated policies on torture that clearly outlined the u.k. personnel must neither take part nor encourage instances of torture abuse or mistreatment the so-called consolidated guidance serves as a rule of conduct indeed for the ministry of defense as well as the u.k.'s intelligence agencies so now employees called on the recently appointed secretary
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of defense to explain the latest changes in torture guidelines policy and activities in this area in accordance with both domestic and international law the m.e.d.s. policy is aligned with the government's policy on sharing and receiving intelligence and the investigative powers commission has been satisfied with their activities and has not identified issues of concern we cannot overrule the law nor can ministers be advised to. the law or disregard the law. while we as people wonder what they thought of these new guidelines on torture. but if you care is relatively straight and. honest about the radios would like. but it's just me somebody should have a drink of a can during the just having a boring diet. or not condoning which provider nothing to stop or why they probably turned a blind eye or swear and they probably do it here to cure this government so i live
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here. or you can bust a human rights advocate craig murry spoke to us about it he says the ministry's actions make the country complicit in torture. no intention of cutting off those intelligence sharing agreement they will just come out again with some more mealy mouthed language about not condoning or not encouraging it plainly illegal in terms of international law the united nations convention against torture program for talks of complicity and torture and by continually and pretty well on a daily basis of pertaining intelligence from the torture chambers of countries like saudi arabia or bahrain herb united kingdom is plainly complicit the united kingdom no longer kid it's acting illegally in international law the united kingdom has become a state. u.s. state department's playing to offer more money to countries that are willing to
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switch from russian to american made arms it's an expansion of an existing program which is already been help in some states to buy american equipment takes up the story. the folks in charge of sales for the u.s. military industrial complex take an internship somewhere that sells these free samples work just as fine in the international big guns business but look what america does as it turns out if it gets assurances from european countries that they all did and stop buying weapons made in russia or china free samples won't take long to arrive there's an entire government program under which these countries will get or already have just under $200000000.00 worth of hardware the idea being we can put in some u.s.
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grant military assistance they would then put in some amount of partner military funding of course the free batch should be followed up by proper contracts plus there's going to be maintenance upgrades and so on nice $1.00 0 let's face it try before you buy it worked for everything from close to us medics and the program is being expanded to other continents. appreciating customer loyalty is key remember when the killing of a saudi journalist in turkey could have led to international boycotts against the biggest buyer of uncle sam's toys back then the american president was quick to set things straight is the best equipment in the world but if they don't buy it from us they're going to buy it from russia or they're going to buy it from china or they're going to buy it from other countries so the saudi contracts should stay the
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way they are safe and sound. nato member turkey one's got too carried away trading with russia or so says the american government and corrupt thought it was a good idea to buy russian missile defense systems if you will regret that came the message from d.c. we've. clearly warns turkey. that its potential acquisition. of the 100 will result in a reassessment of turkey's participation in the f. $35.00 program. and risk other. potential future arms transfers to turkey as well as lead to potential sanctions that someone say fair competition you know if you want to be rich thinking about fair is really something you can ditch. there's
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a united nations treaty that aims to make sure the global bad guys don't get their hands on conventional weapons and hardware even if they can't afford it it's called a.t.t. barack obama signed it a few years ago donald trump though did it his way and said this in april my administration will never ratified the. treaty and i am officially announcing today that the united states will be revoking. the effect. of america's signature from this badly misguided treatment when taking our signature back a champion gun seller just once to make sure nothing can stop them from adding new names on the buyer's list even if there are perhaps a few issues with the reputation. coming up can children be raised on
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a vegan diet will ducks in belgium don't think so we'll bring you more on. this in petersburg international economic forum is a unique event in today's business world. over the last 21 years the forum has become a leading global platform for discussing the key issues facing russia emerging markets and the world thousands of business community members attend the forum to address today's vital issues. watch our special forum coverage on r.t. . 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 developments only
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i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. they going to boning a group of leading doctors in belgium in a warning parents against raising their children on vegan diets even suggesting that they should face prosecution for depriving them of essential nutrients the assessment comes from the country's royal academy of medicine which is dubbed the drug free choice as an ethical. it is not medically recommended and even forbidden to subject a child especially during periods of rapid growth to a potentially destabilizing diet requiring frequent supplementation and control
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this concept of nutrition is similar to a form of treatment that is not ethical to impose on children while a big diet excludes all forms of animal based products including eggs and dairy according to study around 3 percent of belgian children stick to this lifestyle now vegans assessed a course of their got a number of benefits including increased energy levels as well as lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels but the doctors don't agree they don't have that opinion it's not fully shared certainly by the royal academy of medicine they say most parents are not able to provide ongoing medical supervision for the children are given this diet which is restrictive in order to avoid any deficiencies they also claim that it's only. suitable rather not only for young children but also for teenagers and for pregnant women as well well issues fired up opinion on social media about it kiss my vague and belgium my kid's been vegan since conception and is perfectly healthy child abuse veganism should be
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a choice left to mature humans meanwhile here in backwards belgium what's next you bunch of not a doctor's sterilise us young children need milk butter and some meat along with vegetables as an adult you are free to make a choice but don't feed feed into young children it's criminal should be well everything in moderation we used to say didn't they so is it right or wrong to put children of a good diet we put that question to our guests. i don't think it's necessary to penalize it's necessary to give a good advice and to take into account the preferences of the parents the more restrictions you used the more. risk there is of deficiency if you're over the age of 16 or 18 depending on the country you're living in you can make whatever decision you want i personally to a low carb high fat diet but i know i shouldn't let my children do that because they need the carbohydrates to grow no parent has
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a right to abuse their child or no parent has a right to put their child in danger and this is clearly put in the main danger there are certain sentiments now you cannot get on a vegan diet parents don't make their children began the can isn't is a protected ethical orientation at the level of human rights and all parents who live their lives according to deep convictions have the right to raise their children according to those moral convictions and if children are suffering neglect then this ought to be dealt with very precisely as child neglect regardless of the ethical orientation of the parent vitamin b 12 without dirt need supply mentation because it's not present in an active form in any plant based nutritional source be careful about fighting the twelth also in the mother if she has a vacant for a long time it's possible that she doesn't present symptoms of vitamin b 12
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deficiency or while breast milk may not contain sufficient vitamin b 12 for the little child there are lots of belief communities that feed their children even actually terry and that the chains. the buddhists they they are vegetarian and he get. so i really don't understand why the man the medical profession is targeting the legal community on a strict legal and not reached out a strict vegan diet you do not get the visions they take these are so ruins you cannot get served it means in particular be 12 so denying your children that kind of meat and dairy i think it is a full of child abuse i don't really want governments to get involved in family life but if we can't you courage them as the belgian certainly then the state just
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have a responsibility when it comes to child abuse and that's what i think it is. around says it's quadrupled its production of low enriched uranium pushing the limits of the floundering 2050 nuclear deal than it's fresh escalation with the united states which pulled out of a deal more than a year ago driving around to suspend its commitments earlier this month is our middle east correspondent paul asleep. at the country's capacity to enrich uranium has been increased without adding any new change or centrifuge so the design information related to these has been submitted to the international atomic energy agency as comes against the backdrop of increased tensions between the united states and iran and also the continuing and raveling of the nuclear deal that was signed back in 2015 if iran wants to fight that will be the official end of iran never threatened the united states again. iranians have stood tall for millenia
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while aggressors of god economic terrorism in genocidal tolerance won't end iran and that's why those days of increased tensions that were sparked by the american administration sending bombers and an aircraft carrier to the persian gulf now they did this because of what they perceive were threats from the rain inside it comes as the israeli and president says he is open to holding crisis talks with international partners but that iran will not respond to any kind of threats any kind of. still if he and any kind of attempts at coersion we welcome to go we do not negotiate with a party that behaves like a bully and takes money for out of his pocket and force against our own troops we do not hold such negotiations with anybody the american position has been clear for quite some time to leaders who were on our record the world's largest financier of international terrorism behind every problem is already what we are trying to do is to get the wrong to be a more global patient the united states has been applying
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a maximum pressure campaign against iran ever since the nuclear deal began to collapse last year and at the same time it's been imposing crippling sanctions earlier this month he ran did warn that it would begin enriching uranium to higher levels if the remaining signatories did not manage to say it all in some kind of way protected against the american measures now the europeans have been trying to do this but it's far from clear whether or not they'll succeed washington claims that he ran is looking to develop nuclear weapons and this is a claim that iran has consistently denied at the same time the nuclear watchdog the international atomic energy agency has never found iran in contravention of any kind of stipulations in the deal what we've seen happen is an increase on the iranian side in production by some 3.67 percent of enrich uranium a spokesperson for the iranian nuclear agency has said that this does not mean that iran will increase the number of centrifuges in use which is one of the
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stipulations in the nuclear deal but however we could see that within weeks iran will reach that 300 kilogram limit and this is a stipulation in the deal so ultimately what could happen is that iran could soon go beyond the stockpile limitations which are specified in the nuclear deal now publicly both iran and the united states say that they don't want to go with go to war with the other side but the the big concern. and is that any kind of miscalculation at this particularly put carious time could see the whole situation going out of control meantime roy the u.s. president says he is ready to negotiate with but only when they're ready tramples once again want to run against making what he called provocative actions or threats we have no indication that. anything has happened or will happen but if it does it will be met obviously with great force well after choice we'll see what happens if
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they call which certainly they go but that's going to be up to them why don't we want them to call if they're ready we are in a pre-crisis situation right now and a lot depends on the political will and the determination of the europeans to join russia and china are the other signatories to the party in order to preempt this where i'm getting into a full blown crisis it is a very critical situation and we are at a crossroads basically of peace and war you've got iraq president in the white house and surrounded by these all bear hugs that thirst for another war with iran and. saudi arabia and israel iran's right right walls that may instigate a false planted accident and so forth in order to lure mr trump to war with iran despite is the stated intention of limiting him self to economic warfare which
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is really as bad as war itself. tensions flare between police and anti fascist activists in the telling city polonia monday the anger erupted over a visit by the leader of the far right new force party head of those parliamentary elections in europe. i i. i. but please try to contain protest as a try to break through please call that one point the party's leader who identified as a fascist in past statements is seeking reelection to the european parliament and the vote that starts the. wind $27.00 moscow time thanks for watching us international i was so much more doughty. this is a story about what happens auster a stray bullet kills a young girl in the streets. what happens to her family and daughters in florida
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the mother daughter is buried in a cemetery in healing this is with your head what happens to the community the public was screaming for a scapegoat the police needed a scapegoat so why not choose a 19 year old black kid with a criminal record who better to pin this on than him and what happens in court. the . shock shock is far society we feel. we don't know she'll just screw. the end of this trial unfortunately you. will still not know she'll just. make this manufactured consensus still to the public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the famous larry go
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round and be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. greetings and sal you take this as the push towards war with iran increases with every new day and trumped up active suppose of aggression by iran or one of their proxies or anyone who does anything bad that happens to be standing near iran or even that the iranian or an iranian. excuses are endless when they're on the march to war we seem to have forgotten about many of the wars we still have going on most
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specifically the war in afghanistan you remember the war in afghanistan the start of back in 2001 and brings up an estimated cost of around $45000000000.00 a year on u.s. taxpayers i can understand it's easy to forget these things you know it's been a while since i've got a stand made the headlines but hold on to your buds because there was a new wrinkle in the war and it involves the united states giving money to the taliban yes that taliban according to roll call the trumpet ministration asked congress to leave this year for funds to reimburse afghanistan's taliban for expenses the insurgent group incurs attending peace talks. you cannot make this up folks roll call goes on report that the expenses include things like transportation lodging along with food and other supplies when asked about the funding request pentagon spokeswoman commander rebecca told reuters that the pentagon was seeking to lay the groundwork in anticipation of opportunities to priscilla take talks with the afghan government to find a way.

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