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i. did reproaching calls for a symmetrical response to new u.s. missile testing as tensions grow following the collapse of the control treaty. water cannon tear gas against anti-capitalist protesters close to the 7 summit this week and the demonstrators are demanding the world leaders take action to tackle poverty inequality other destruction of the environment. i'm here to fight against this capture risk rule the world we talk about the fight against equality but i think this is nonsense. dizzying display our correspondent takes the skies with
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russia's elite aerobatics to the for the. international live from moscow with me kevin no if the next off i would regular weekly news review of the last 7 days of the 1st russian president has ordered the country's military to prepare a symmetrical response to the united states testing of a previously banned missile last week and the team of putin stress though that moscow would not be drawn into a destructive new arms race with washington following the collapse of the control treaty. i order the ministry of defense the ministry of foreign affairs and other
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corps offices to analyze the threat level created by the activities of the united states and to undertake comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetrical response besides russia is still open to an equal and constructive dialogue with the united states to recover trust and to reinforce international security the pentagon's test of a modified tomahawk cruise missile came just 2 weeks that after the us decided to kill off the longstanding intermediate range nuclear forces agreement the project would have violated that accord which banned the production of certain land based short and mid range missiles america's push to develop new weapons is being seen as an attempt to counter the challenge posed by china at the beginning of august the u.s. officials said that they did intend to deploy missiles in the asia pacific region drawing the ire that of both beijing and moscow at the time it had more in the week . that was quick only last month this ground law inched smoking toy was illegal.
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it's already wiping out makeshift targets off the coast of california just like that and the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty is now part of history so soon be ready to see those in different parts of the world the pentagon boss was even quick to say they want to start with the asian pacific but russia is already worried about a different part of the world to eastern europe right near the russian borders as you can see american officials have said they're launching systems in romania and poland are different from the m.k. 41 used in california well the russian government's not buying it. but the american still believes rejected this claiming that the ground based and k 41 new inching system was allegedly unable to launch tomahawk cruise missiles now the fact of the violation is evident it is impossible to dispute it they themselves spoke
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about it and of course the question arises how can we now understand what will be located in remaining poland with the missile defense systems or missile strike systems sufficiently long range so why was the i.m.f. treaty signed by the u.s. and russian leaders more than 30 years ago so crucial to make sure that europe where nowadays america's nato allies and russia actually share a border doesn't turn into a vulnerable danger zone dotted with launch pads when following the test in california the u.n. security council convened this week the russian representative threw a question in european diplomats are you actually ready to find yourself in between 2 rivaling cruise missile arsenals. are you going to avoid responsibility for what is happening to future generations forgive you for this. russia's present actions are in line with a pattern of aggression the represents a clear threat to international peace and security of the russian federation because the sole responsibility for the reason demise of the media was it would
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have been images do you not understand that by your responses to the americans you are returning to historical situation when missiles will target european cities from different sites well so far most european states have a grade with the us line d.c. kept blaming russia for violating the i n f deal and that was exactly how they explained their own poll out there's nothing that russia can say osho to change the fact that russia has already tested the 979 cruise missile to ranges beyond 500 kilometers in violation of the i.m.f. treaty moscow's message has remained the same all claims that they were breaking the rules are a lot and on friday vladimir putin had a real go at the u.s. government for what's seen in russia as completely twisting their reality in favor of uncle sam's ambitions to the worst of it is pretty instead of fixing and
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unacceptable situation and returning back to compliance with the treaty the americans have orchestrated a propaganda campaign alleging violations by russia as is now clear this was just a smokescreen to hide washington's own breach of the treaty and its intention to leave it leaves there any doubts about america's real intentions having got rid of the existing limits is now free to deploy previously forbidden missiles anywhere in the world as i said earlier though in the 1st place washington's thinking over a bold chess move in the asia pacific not that brush is far from that area either but it's clear want countries on the mind of strategists and the scene in the 1st place people in the trump administration. yell that. they need to push back on beijing and a hard way they feel that they're running out of time feeling that china is getting stronger and they need to act fast to provoke china into some kind of military
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conflict all the things that involve china right now is really just a bigger is just a piece of the bigger picture of political tensions between us and china whether it's the trade war whether it's taiwan whether it's the hong kong protests. the stories were across the thousands of people protesting against the shoes g. 7 summit of leading economies which is currently still under way and be a ritz in the southwest of. i. sat at a scene just seeing the crowds marching through the nearby town of bale with police using water cannon and tear gas that was stationed took place elsewhere in the region to protest as a calling on world leaders to take a media action to tackle growing inequality and also to prevent possible climate catastrophe. we're here to fight against this capitalist system that leads to so much destruction in so many levels this is the it but i'm here to
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fight against this capitalist rule the world to say we've had enough of this situation that's leading us to total destruction as a species as a culture and to the destruction of human rights because. i came here to protest against the g 7 and the policies of those countries' leaders it's ridiculous for the heads of 7 of the richest countries to claim inequality is the main theme of this forum well at the same time we see how their own policies bring about inequality the company must act 7 of the most powerful countries in the world have gathered only to divide the world's wealth between themselves they talk about the fight against inequality but i think this is nonsense as always for the past 45 years i have been going to this rallies and i can tell you that none of this summits have ever done anything good for ordinary people. meantime the international aid organization also accused the g. 7 nations of failing to address growing inequality in a new report the group says that in the u.s.
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the poorest 50 percent of the population just one percent of the country's wealth germany in the u.k. are not far behind that either in the wake jacqueline spoke to john date oxfam's head of government relations about his organization's new research that. why do you think the g. 7 don't work properly what are the main problems more widespread as well. so 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
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to put money into health care and to fund. enough health care to save a life or 2000000 people or. the tax systems in the g 7 countries currently are a key driver of inequalities that tend to favor the rich it also says that governments are beholden to the interests of the super rich and shareholders of big corporations and the such are unable to adequately tackle environmental destruction is john date again that. did you say haven't has existed for quite a long time are these problems that the report has highlighted something new or where 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 the last year and actually the wealth of the richest billionaires was growing while the wealth of the poorest half of society
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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 make inequality a focus of the g 7 so what we're doing is providing some ideas to how they might tackle inequality and help reduce poverty through tackling inequality. poland joined the u.s. in criticizing germany now for failing to meet nato is due for the defense spending target that's despite berlin having revealed that actually it's been spending millions of euros more than previously thought american troops stationed in germany or europe correspondent peter all of a piece of the story. it's been a refrain of u.s. politicians for quite a while now germany must spend more on its military under president trump that referring has turned into a crescendo but now he's talking about germany i mean germany honestly is not
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paying their fair share do you think germany is doing enough to meet the to press on target you know. what should germany do they should meet the goals that they agreed to we have 52000 troops in germany. and germany is not living up to what they're supposed to be doing with respect to later on the thing is though opposition politicians have requested from the finance ministry documents that show that actually germany has been spending more than was thought for the privilege of having u.s. troops in the country over the last 7 years germany's contributed 243000000 euros directly to the u.s. armed forces for things like pension contributions and building maintenance there's also being a previously unheard figure of 480000000 euros that's actually germany's contribution to the nato construction budget however the documents that were requested by the
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left parties show this money went almost exclusively to u.s. projects the m.p. who made the request is far from happy about what's being revealed germany is a half of global u.s. small flamm it's subsidized by the german taxpayer must be stopped at last a recent poll of german citizens found that 3 quarters of those asked didn't think they'd be any risk to their safety if u.s. troops pulled out of the country altogether germany's a morgan opp a $1000000000.00 for the privilege of having a u.s. soldier on its soil and not only u.s. soldiers but also nuclear weapons of mass destruction that the united states brought here it dance the will of the german population we want both weapons out of here fossils possible who are both. well no small chunk of change 723000000 euros that's almost exclusively for the united
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states to put that in the context. more than the agriculture ministry requested to fight climate change with a reforestation programme it's about the same as the 10 year refurbishment plan for the natural history museum and it's almost as much as the annual budget at the gym and space program earlier this month the u.s. . suggested the u.s. troops could pull out and relocate to poland but the some here at the moment that seems more like a hope than a threat. from russia we've read something coming up state of the. technology the ship excitement building there in the russian capital. of. course i went to a preview of what's going to go in on the display this year. the
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russian team is preparing for an international aviation and. this is a major air show that's going to take place at the end of august and there's going to be pilots from countries all over the globe the pilots are going to be showing up there. and we were lucky enough to get invited to a plane to join one of those pilots so i hope you're not afraid of heights. no you've been brought. up that. all.
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down. the back. of the. line but more people in the band. but. after we returned in one piece our pilot constantine told us all about the international aviation in space so long yet you know i have been training for more than 10 years and i've been in the pilot for 4 years the air show include the mock scout featuring aerobatics performances and the standard maneuvers championships rolls and loops etc the international tournament features competitors from many
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european countries and none european countries including the us the airshow was not a contest the contest happens at the championship with the aerobatics and other events so when the air show each group shows its skills and the spectators decide for themselves what they like of course we will show what we do best and what's new blacked out all the earth is so it's international hope you have a good weekend 17 positon mosco top of the stories coming up leaked told he appears to support claims that a powerful us oil and gas lobby group has been working to get the pipeline protest brawl that led. survival guide book stacey just starts.
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repatriations the rest to 70. delegates because record. seems wrong. to shape out the answer. and engagement because the trail. find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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from moscow this is international life with me kevin our next and in some more of the stories we brought you in the week leaked odio partly revealing that a major us oil and gas lobby group helped craft legislation that criminalized anti pipeline protests it was in response to demonstrations against back then the construction of the pipeline in north dakota and 2016 you may recall that during which activists chained themselves to equipment testers also started fires when the authorities tried to remove them from the site with more open. if you want to have big influence in washington d.c. and need to have a big lobby and that means you need to have big money meet the american fuel and petrochemical manufacturers the a.f.p. represents all the big names in the energy markets koch industries chevron exxon mobil valero energy to name a few now the f.p.m. has been around since 1902 making sure that the voice of the ultra wealthy oil
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monopolists are not left out of the political process and it seems like their latest target has been protesters now the a.t.f. has crafted legislation in $22.00 different states already passed in 9 states that would severely restrict the activities of political activists who might get in the way of oil pipelines and other profitable infrastructure in an audio recording obtained by the intercept the group's senior vice president discusses the strategy that they're using to criminalize protests. with. the. now the language of the riot boosting act is a little bit vague it could be a stretch to outlaw even thinking about protesting big oil companies.
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now this is the only law that's been pushed by the a.f.p. i am 28 teen age 30000000 dollar lobbying effort killed a carbon tax in washington state bigger cars means more gasoline and more gasoline means more profits for the oil companies the money and influence of big oil certainly outweigh the efforts. grassroots environmental it's everybody knows that in the united states of america if you want something you have got to pay for it and the oil industry certainly has all the means necessary but r.t. new york. britain's prince andrew spoken broke his silence and he spoke out about his friendship with jeffrey epstein insisting he knew nothing he says of the convicted paedophiles illegal behavior the disgraced american finance he of course
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recently killed himself in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges despite that though the duke of york didn't explain why he continued to see epstein after the american multi-millionaire serve a sentence for soliciting prostitution from a minor and no stage during the limited time i spend with him did i see witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction i met mr epstein in 1909 during the time i knew him i saw him infrequently and probably no more than once or twice a year i stayed in a number of his residences i have said previously that it was a mistake and an error to see him after his release in 2010. epstein's death has raised a lot of questions and conspiracy theories to specially since prince andrew was not the only friend he had in high places among them are also don't want trump and bill clinton as reps to need been taken off suicide watch despite having made a recent attempt on his own life.
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under more fallout from it all u.s. attorney general william socked the director of u.s. prisons following epstein's suicide as he was being held in
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a facility reserved usually for the most dangerous criminals among them the mexican drug cartel chapo we spoke to mark furnish she's the lawyer for the describes finance. the conditions to which she was subjected would buckle even the needs of the strongest among us it's this is one of the toughest federal pretrial detention facilities in the country and the conditions are inhumane epstein was subjected to conditions that were similar to those of guzman but not remotely justified by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapman chapo was alleged to have been he's not a guy who has escaped from prior facilities like who is mon was alleged to have done. the real miracle is that we don't hear about these sort of things more
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about murdered pretrial detainees or suicidal pretrial detainees because the facility. is barbaric and it's a how whole it's it's it's like i don't use the word lightly lightly but it's sort of like an american goal log for people who have not yet been convicted of anything . one doesn't want to treat the symptom while ignoring the disease and the disease is how people are routinely denied bail with shocking ease given the laws that congress passed allowing prosecutors and judge to do that you know to find out more what's how to right now check it out see it all cold but that's the way some of the big news stories the last 7 days as reported by us to you here most of the sunday morning is kevin though in saying thanks taking the time to watch stay with us for an ex-pro comes
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if you will after the break if you will the world of a great rest of this week why. what politicians do you suppose to. put themselves on the line they did accept that.
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on the welcome to walter part 2 decades after hugo chavez won his 1st election his boley very end revolution is screeching to a halt but runaway inflation and unemployment higher than ever and millions are believed to have left in his and wild world powers are now locked over what their president may do or should go to the bigger question is where should the country move from here to discuss that i'm now joined by rafael ramirez close ally of president chavez and a harsh critic of both president nicolas maduro and the opposition leader. mr ramirez it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you think is my bush in many a western media you're referred to as either former oil czar or hugo chavez says
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the right had man i wonder how do you personally see yourself now. here in europe but disclosure because. when the swiss. i was with. the most important both. of our. now i know that you had a major falling out with president maduro in 2017 you accused him of incompetence and there supreme power he accused you of corruption but if we try to put those personal grievances to the side what do you make all what's happening in and around venezuela right now. sure that it will disagree that our country faces of very.


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