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russia calls on the u.n. to prevent a new arms race following a u.s. missile test and the collapse of the i.n.f. treaty. trump councils a state visit to denmark after calling remarks by its prime minister masti she had rejected his offer to buy greenland calling the proposal absurd. and aid organization oxfam lashes out and g 7 countries ahead of the summit this weekend it accuses their policies of driving political and equality. equality hot rich increased over the last the last year actually the wealth the british just billionaires was growing while the wealth of the poorest half of society had fallen
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. hello you're watching on t.v. international i'm whereas on a local it thank you for joining us. now russia and china have called for global action to prevent a new all ms rice following the collapse of a key arms control agreement in beijing called a u.n. security council meeting after the u.s. tested a cruise missile previously banned by the i.n.f. treaty and rival powers blamed each other for the ongoing escalation his caleb maupin with the details. at the meeting russia expressed very grave concerns about the united states' recent decision on august 2nd to withdraw from the intermediate nuclear forces treaty and furthermore it emphasized that russia had fully complied with the trading now when the united states addressed the meeting
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they repeated their allegation that russia was indeed the one responsible for the demise of the treaty because they had violated it and they dismissed russia's concerns regarding the m.k. for one launcher this is the representative of the united states blaming russia for the demise of the i.n.f. treaty. here today because the russian federation preferred a world in which the united states continued to fulfill its i.n.f. treaty obligations while the russian federation did not we've heard a narrative today that the united states had itself been in violation of the i.n.f. treaty because of our recent flight test which used the m k 41 launcher that is also found in our ages to shore missile defense system this is categorically false thank you madam president now russia when they responded to the united states they reiterated their concerns are regarding the m.k. for one launcher and they furthermore said that they had asked for dialogue with the united states when the united states accused russia of having violated the
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i.n.f. treaty they talked about the possibility of inspectors coming to russia to confirm whether or not this accusation from the united states was true this is what the russian representative said to the 15 member security council the united states and the countries that are subject to it despite the facts and common sense. of of good everything the wrong way round going to losing russia of all of these cardinal sins. there's nothing new or surprising in this we proposed to the americans that we could have a closed meeting with where we could look at the the missiles with this index and thereby we could they could be a big source of information about it missile in order to convince them that this treaty this missile didn't contravene the treaty but once again there was a refusal to this as well. therefore we don't really understand the arguments from our american colleagues. but we wanted to provide information to safety and be
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the treaty. in trying to reduce drying to destroy the treaty you're deep in going away from this information now the united states also accused china of boosting its military potential and the representatives of china responded saying that the behavior of the united states withdrawing from the treaty and blaming china and russia was simply unacceptable this was the representative of china speaking to the security council i have treaty is for greater practical significance not only to the united states and the russian federation but also to international and regional peace and security china has made clear its position many occasions who feel it is unacceptable to use china as an excuse for leaving the treaty china rejects that baseless accusations about united states. now the intermediate range nuclear forces agreement was signed in 1987 and this was
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a pivotal moment in the deescalation eventual end eventually end of the cold war now that treaty was in effect and it on some level regulated the potential for a nuclear arms race many voices around the world expressed deep concern about the fact that the treaty is no longer in tact and many were hoping that today's meeting would be the opening of dialogue between countries about resolving this dispute and somehow restoring some kind of agreement regarding intermediate range nuclear forces however today's meeting involves lots of accusations but not much consensus among the countries represented at the security council. well for more on this we can now bring in monk gruber and he's a professor at the university of north carolina thanks for joining us mark let's start here the russian representative as we have said we're on the brink of a new arms race is that an inevitability what do you make of it. i don't think it's
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an inevitability but it's certainly something that is beginning to under unfold in front of us. i you know i think that the united states believes that it did observe russia testing a cruise missile which it identifies with that it calls 9 m. 79. that has greater than 500 kilometers range the united states believes it has the intelligence evidence. it shows to terminate the treaty rather than further pursued diplomatic process to resolve this. united states never responded to russia's complaints about the mark or you want to press launch or in what i think is even more dangerous than the march quarter one launcher is the aegis combat system that it's attached to ready i think with the demise of the i n f treaty we are. in for
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a rapid very fast escalation of the arms race with the united states placing probably mostly non-nuclear but nevertheless very threatening missiles within striking range of russia and china are within striking range of military targets i'm fairly within. and china these weapons are perhaps even more threatening than nuclear missiles would be because they would be considered to be usable and honestly they could also but it you mentioned diplomatic process that just takes them a 2nd because u.s. representative john thing cohen said that they are an after a team no longer exists because of russia and that the u.s. is many responding to the threat posed by russia and china what grounds are there for that claim. well again the united states believes that it has intelligence information that the missile as you did 9 and 79 has a range in excess of 500 kilometers and it's been deployed in some numbers by
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russia but again the united states didn't souse to pursue a diplomatic process to resolve that issue as well as the russian counter complaint which is about the mark $41.00 launcher and other issues that both sides i mean there was a decision made by the trump administration presumably pushed by national security adviser bolton. to terminate this treaty and also to terminate the diplomatic process and to terminate the treaty and the consequences that decision are going to be much larger than any significance of any missiles that russia might have that that might be a system of the treaty that stole from ed about some of the some of the other players here because the russian representative also issued to play to european countries to help diffuse the situation do you see any sign of that happening should you at potentially be more concerned. will europe's it certainly be
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concerned the entire world should be concerned and they should certainly try to come up with some kind of. formula to mediate between the u.s. and russia on this issue and others but i honestly don't see any hope that they're going to succeed in that i mean it's good that they tried to make initiatives but this administration the trump administration and john bolton are currently determined. to embark on this brave new arms race and to deploying these large numbers of us again i think presumably mostly no nuclear missiles that would be based in countries close to their targets in russia and china. and which greatly escalate the danger. of getting a war. that could begin by accident and could rapidly escalate outside of human control especially if it's being controlled by artificial intelligence systems such
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as the ages astutely might use the just door system is that my friends a professor at the invest in north carolina forces that we've got time for we thank you feel insights and your technical knowledge thank you. now donald trump claims he canceled his state visit to denmark to nazi remarks from the country's prime minister he had ousted by greenland which is a danish autonomous territory but the offer was quickly dismissed. prime minister's statement that it was absurd that was that it was that absurd idea was that the daughter was inappropriate statement or she had to do is say no we wouldn't be address that you're not sure at this because. it's an absolute discussion and to prime minister of greenland has of course made it clear that greenland is not for sale and that's where the conversation and. don't say what it absurd idea that is because he's not talking to me. he's not to appear to me you don't get to the
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united states of america you don't go off to the united states that way at least under me the queen of denmark who would have hosted trump expressed his shock at his abrupt cancellation greenland is the world's largest island and it has plenty of results is to but trump's idea to buy it is not entirely new reports poor queen of denmark it just happened to be that way you know the way that part of her land is the world's biggest oil and greenland just to the northeast of america and that it's donald trump who's in charge at the white house right now how about the u.s. greenland all of it and i guess we 1st heard of people like he was joking said can we buy greenland and he was joking and then kept coming back to the danish prime minister would not sell him greenland coal and the idea absurd we must face the truth that our president is raving like
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a lunatic you can check out some of the trump greenland means if you haven't seen them but now everyone who giggled at donald trump adding the island to his shopping wishlist have realized his being absolutely serious just so you know the president's idea is an old 1150 years old in fact. i have heretofore expressed the opinion that we should purchase iceland and greenland but especially the latter the reasons are political and commercial now the acquisition of greenland will flank british america for thousands of miles on the north and west and greatly increase her inducements peacefully and cheerfully to become a part of the american union but the actual proposal didn't calm until just after the end of world war 2 that was when the state department officials once again outlined the benefits. the committee indicates that money is plentiful now that greenland is completely worthless to denmark and the control of greenland is
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indispensable to the safety of the united states and so washington offered denmark $100000000.00 in gold bullion for the island copenhagen's answer was no well we have much to america i do not feel that we have been the whole island of greenland although the us shouldn't really have been disappointed because of what happened next in just a couple of years denmark joined nato plus not only it gave up attempts to get rid of the us military on the island it allowed the pentagon to set up america's northernmost air base there here where the temperature has dropped to below 0 and winds rose to 150 miles an hour gave you force a bright sun as a rough blizzard created by dense fog or blinding snow american ingenuity and daring have built a new post in this country to do them. based on the top of the world that documentary was even nominated for the cademy awards by the way anyway since the pentagon can still pretty much treat greenland as its own backyard there isn't much
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for the u.s. administration to worry about their radars are out there in a perfect position to track intercontinental ballistic missiles and satellites and low earth orbit before they reach the skies of mainland u.s. or wait china is always something to worry about even if we're talking arctic beijing's already made an attempt to buy a former american base on the island and try to secure a contract to build a new airport there for now the chinese were shown the door but now what the white house man read the stirring things up around greenland we could be in force in very odd twists in the story. poor queen of denmark. meanwhile in nearby iceland the country's leaders said she will skip a visit of the u.s. vice president mike pence next month saying she has prior commitments to speak at a trade union conference in sweden the fact is i was long ago i asked to give the keynote speech at the annual conference of nordic trade unions bassus visit which
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was organized by the minister of foreign affairs has been rescheduled many times so it's been hard to organize oneself around it she made a point there of saying it had nothing to do with trump's cancellation of his state visit to denmark and that it was not about snubbing the white house mike pence is expected to discuss iceland strategic position in the arctic and increase nato operate operations in the region the u.s. plans to invest $57000000.00 in a military naval base there next year erica bergman who is a professor of politics of buy for us university in iceland thinks the prime minister isn't too upset about missing the meeting. current prime minister of iceland. president of the political spectrum to trump's ministration might feel or not i'm happy. this column to class seems to be occurring there's clearly a difference of opinion between park your car to get up so to get an irishman's
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old propose to turn military operations. preserve in the arctic to. what it's an administration so clearly there are there are right your differences between the 2 archers a proposed ban on kosher slaughter is causing controversy in belgium warn that after this short break. you know world of big part of the lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the shouting past
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each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy from day shouldn't let it be an arms race in this spearing dramatic development the only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk.
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welcome back restaurants shops and other businesses are closing their doors near the french resorts of berets ahead of the g. 7 summit more than 13000 police officers have been deployed to the area although organizers say this year's event will be run on a much tighter budget than previously. margaret you know parliament's voted for a budget of $36400000.00 a year for the organization of the g. 7 summit and this figure is much lower than we have seen for previous summits whether in canada or evil. meanwhile g 7 countries have been blamed for aggravating inequality around the world by oxfam my colleague jacqueline bouvier spoke to john date he's the head of government relations for the international aid organization but was the oxfam report on the g 7 summits based on. so 7 leaders including my new mccrone who's hosting the summit decided to make
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inequality a key focus of this year's g 7 and we think this is really important because the world bank and of our and others have recognized that tackling inequality is absolutely essential in order to beat extreme poverty. oxfam's report looked at the record of g 7 countries in tackling inequality and we found that actually in a number of areas countries are fueling rather than reducing inequality for instance by not implementing progressive tax systems by fuelling the climate crisis and also by promoting a shareholder 1st business model that doesn't suit the needs of workers and many people in developing countries on a low income oxfam's report highlights wealth inequality across g 7 countries in the us for example the poorest half of the population own just one percent of the country's wealth john date again once the g 7 to take action. why do you think the g. 7 don't work properly what are the main problems more widespread as well. so
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we think one of the kind of major barriers is how wealth is distributed between people across the world and in g 7 countries so that the 7 biggest economies in the g 7 hold nearly half the world's wealth and actually if g 7 leaders implemented a new tax a new wealth tax where they to tax the top one percent of richest people in g 7 countries an additional not point 5 percent on their wealth then it could raise over $200000000000.00 pounds a year now that's a huge sum of money that's enough to educate the $262000000.00 children across the world who are currently not in school and also you to have enough money left over to put money into health care and to fund. enough health care to save the lives of 2000000 people oxfam accuses the g 7 of having tax systems that favor the rich and says the wealthy drive government policy and charity as the g.'s that g 7 care more
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about shareholders the workers and ones the group of nations is worsening the climate crisis do you have an has existed for quite a long time are these problems that the report has highlighted something new or were they there from the beginning we know that inequality has existed for for a number of years but actually under a lot of measures inequality is increasing. so oxfam's own research found. that inequality had increased over the last year and actually the wealth of the richest billionaires was growing while the wealth of the poorest half of society had fallen do you think that this oxfam report will have any impact on this upcoming g. 7 summit we hope that the g 7 leaders will take it seriously as you know it was a menu mccrone himself and g 7 leaders who decided to me. inequality a focus of the g. 7 so what we're doing is providing some ideas to how they might tackle inequality
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and help reduce poverty through tackling inequality. and other news this hour a belgian region's proposed bound howling kosher slaughter is set to come into force next month but the move has tested the type balance in e.u. legislation between animal welfare and religious freedoms. and kosher slaughter requires animals to be alive and healthy they are killed through having their necks cut pretty stunning is not widely used which is one of the reasons why the practice is banned in several countries but the new law in a region of belgium has stirred controversy among the country's jewish and muslim communities to have the government interfere in this way is damaging to the reputation of the jewish people as a community it implies that we as a group are irresponsible with the world of animals and need government supervision which is of course a very negative view of us or we spoke with slovenian floss 1st level who shared
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his thoughts on the upcoming ban in belgium. i don't think it is necessarily let me say this. we should never forget that day in your our own the fruit of. the let's call it right we call it but they find a candidate they could just take that both sides again if you're a side and a muslim psych are affected i claimed that lunatic utterly summerfest limits and you know. if you've got become buckling real fundamental if you see them immediately it's never just let the friend go close exist. explode when they think go trust exists in the same country when they came back. in germany a syrian asylum seeker has been found guilty of manslaughter in
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a killing that spot right the city of chemnitz last year the man who was sentenced to 9 and a half years in jail on european correspondent peter oliver reports. a 23 year old syrian asylum applicant has been sentenced to 9 and a half years by a court in dresden for the month slaughter of the 35 year old man daniel healy who was stabbed to death in camden last year now it's understood that the main suspect in the killing a 22 year old iraqi national has not been found by police yet it's under study may well have fled the country after initial shock there was violent and at times ugly scenes in the city which drew the attention of the world's media we saw some footage of refugees and migrants being chased by purported members of far right groups there was also marches through the city by the tories neo nazi organizations
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we thought the members of the far right and the immigration political parties turned very violent at times the police really not in control as these marches clashed with anti fascist marches throughout the city of candidates over a number of days following the violence what that was finally got under control there was an attempt to try and bring communities back together the hashtag we are more behind a number of rock concerts including one really large one in 10 minutes and demonstrations including a colossal march here in the german capital in however it's when we look at the political impact that we can really see the effect that the killing of this man really had if we look at the local city elections in came in it's from earlier this year we saw alternative for germany the immigration party they came in 2nd that's
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not really surprising in the east of germany but what's more surprising about the city elections is the fact that the party pro chemist's which has some links to prominent neo nazi groups took. 8 percent of the vote but also when we look at this on a national level if we compare how people's voting intentions looked in 2017 compared to 2018 after this killing there was a marked support for those who will represent seeing on t. immigration policies and it was certainly being represented almost across the country certainly though in the east of germany so we do have a sentence a verdict manslaughter is the verdict busy 9 and a half years for a man who stabbed or took part in the stabbing death of a 35 year old in cabinets which sparked such ugly violent scenes last year that's your news around up i'll be back here in just over 30 minutes time with the latest news headlines see them.
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a result he went to another great street cred gang member in got a gun with a gun the transience shot and killed a gang member at the time of the shooting there was another great street gang member with each person that was killed the victim of the murder and according to the game code he asked to make amends for allowing a gang member to be killed on his own watch. if he doesn't act toward take. some sort of action against the shooter that he will be disciplined by his own gang so. in this scenario that particular crips gang member. carries out the murder against the great street gang member who provided the gun to the transit and it's all caught on video. this is inside jordan downs it's mid day and you can see there's about 10 to 15 gang members loading the parking lot.

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