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ask. russia's being investigated over claims he gave manipulated data to the world anti-doping watchdog wada casting doubts over the country's participation in next year's olympics russian side says it fully complied with all regulations. it's a highly likely we're not sure the u.k. follows washington's lead saying there's a high degree of probability around the tax. the british pm stressing he is ready to joining us military efforts in the gulf region if needed. u.s. democrats say that they may try to impeach president trump for alleged collusion with a nother foreign power but they seem less concerned by accusations of corruption
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against 2020 hopeful joe biden. been very reluctant to go down the path of impeachment but that may be the only remedy by failing to act congress is complicit in trump's latest attempt to solicit foreign interference to. do your constitutional duty and impeach the president. international great to have your company. the international association of athletics federations has extended its ban on russia that comes as the world anti-doping agency relaunch is compliance procedures against the country's anti doping agency with a solder. provided manipulated the probe could cost russia its place in next year's olympics moscow has already reacted to allegations. is in full compliance
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with the code this is confirmed by the fog that we have passed to audits in 2 years i was responsible for them i can guarantee this was absolute certainty is committed to meeting all its international obligations however we have nothing to do as the most school board tree or the samples well with the l.m. picks already upon us next summer the world anti-doping agency is actually investigating a bombshell allegation that could see russia suspended from tokyo games next year now let me give you some details on what's happening now russia has been given a 3 week deadline to explain why data from moscow drug testing laboratory provided to the world anti-doping agency might have been tampered with and eve for these suspicions of track tampering proved correct then the country could again be suspended and that is happening just a year after russia was reinstated actually handing over that particular day there
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from villa bora tree was among the critical requirements for the reinstatement and of course there has been some high level reaction to this we've no phone some inconsistency we're going to deal with it we're going to deal with it properly we don't know yet whether it's tampering or manipulation or whatever else it might be since the rules state that if we assert noncompliance and the russians don't accept it it will be decided by the court of arbitration for sport so you have to be very careful you have to know exactly what happened and that's the process we're involved in we met all the conditions for the restoration of sunder which were established by the water executive committee we were told that database transfers to water by the informant was slightly different from the one the water experts had taken a copy of in moscow in 2019 what exactly these discrepancies are and what they are connected with would be established by experts from both sides. for our parents we continue to provide all possible the systems but let me remind you that russia's
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anti doping agency was actually suspended back in 2015 and after 3 years it was reinstated as i've mentioned before all of that happened after claims that there was a widespread state run doping scheme in the country actually there was a number of some really strong accusations that we heard at the time however not everything was actually proved with some harsh avodah and as for moscow well moscow denied it was state sponsored but still there was enough evidence to ban scores of russian athletes they were allowed to participate only to a limited extent and at the winter olympics in south korea and the neutral flag and now this is just a basically the latest twist in this ongoing story. that is cashmore professor of sociology at the university of sports media says this could be selecting russia from the sporting world the potential. calamitous
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as follows russia's it could result. rush of being banned by every sport that is affiliated toward it would end the doping agency in other words not just the olympics but they could be disqualified from the future world cup and all the other major sporting tournament around the world for lord knows how long frankly what we're hearing about is the discrepancy this is mysterious our can claim to know and i don't know anybody else who doesn't know exactly what the nature of this so-called discrepancy in the database russian is appears to be completely confident that it's quite minor and they said only earlier this week that why they walk out our armed services if water is satisfied by those arts as by those explanations of the so called discrepancy there are presumably this scandal will be over and russia's reinstatement will progress
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satisfactorily but if it isn't satisfied that's when the trouble war really began and us when we really are into unknown territory. iran is the new victim of downing street highly likely scenario also used in the script the u.k. prime minister boris johnson said there is a very high degree of probability tehran was behind recent attacks on saturday all facilities and even promised to help the us secure the gulf region. the u.k. is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to iran for the aramco attacks we think it's very likely indeed that iran was indeed responsible clearly if we are asked either by the saudis or by the americans to have a role then we will consider in what way we could be useful the british prime minister johnson seemingly getting on board with the accusations made by the us and
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also by the saudis and the iranians if they weren't responsible for that attack particularly the saudis saying that the components that they found were rainy and made in terms of who took part in that attack on the saudi oil facilities and boris johnson there say that it was very likely to have been iran pointing to what he said were cruise missiles and drones and other technology that could have possibly been used in the attack now he said that the u.k. wants to deescalate the situation but would also be willing to commit u.k. military resources and personnel to a possible u.s. led action in the region a military action in the region now it's unclear exactly how far the u.k. would be willing to go in any u.s. led adventures in the region but we know that the iranians have stated and denied repeatedly that they were involved at any point but have also been warning the west
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that if there is any aggression against iran they're more than capable of meeting it head on. the foreign powers are sincere in seeking peace and security it must stop deploying dangerous weapons to a region and proven arms troops they should stay away because their presence has always brought pain and misery now we know of course that the u.s. very quick to blame iran saying that they would be deploying more troops to the region but one issue that might help to deescalate the situation the so-called tanker was we saw the iranian tanker. seized off the coast of japan by the u.k.'s royal navy the iranians responded in kind by confiscating the u.k. flag tanker the iranian one was released and now the iranians are say that as a gesture of good will and today deescalate in the situation that they are willing to release that u.k. flag tanker that the century it is free to go so there are some who fear that while
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the iranians are trying to tamp down those tensions there are some in riyadh in washington and here in london who are doing the exact opposite the saudis themselves or be telling them they're going to just all of you don't want it is clear that. the situation now go at an all out war again this because we're on the front line let's us that keep the pressure on big canonically and of course. that chance old dear indian. media. and leave us we know it's going to be the branch when he goes to a new york for the united nation decision on climate so it's a question of years for the honest ones will showing support saudi arabia and community but not 100 percent. and with the fate of us around relations hanging in the ballot southeastern hawkins looks into how the standoff could play out. iran
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and the united states go way back a relationship at sea a coup terrorism sanctions even direct confrontation for over half a century hard to find enemies more bitter could we see all out war the question today on the minds of many listening to recent rhetoric you'd certainly think that possibility is growing that if any country wants to attack iran it will seize territory turn into the conflicts main battlefields will never let any war be dragged into iran we will continue until the end we will continue until the full destruction of any aggressor and we will leave no safe place for enemies and that was a very large attack. and it could be met with an attack many many times larger very easily by our country the saudis have called for u.s. help after those attacks on it's all refineries it seems all those billions spent
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on u.s. military gadgets weren't enough to keep them safe back in may the u.s. sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the gulf to this latest incident the u.s. was quick to announce another military deployment the president has approved the deployment of u.s. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense we will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the kingdom of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. to enhance their ability to defend themselves many see some historical deja vu in this latest move dating back 3 decades at my direction elements of the 82nd airborne division as well as key units of the united states air force are arriving today to take up defensive positions in saudi arabia i took this action to assist the saudi arabian government in the defense of its homeland operation desert shield back then protecting these 3 brilliancy of the region and the world's oil markets
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and supply lines was one key for. active behind the intervention but much has changed in 3 decades the us is now the world's biggest oil producer protecting gulf oil exports just isn't the priority anymore neither is being in the middle of a war between riyadh and tehran the united states is pursuing its own interests and that is to control the floyds flow of oil to the world and that means providing oil to its friends and denying oil to its enemies we've seen the united states embargo oil to play countries like syria the sale of oil from iran sudan libya many other places this is about the united states control over the most important commodity in the world that keeps industry going keeps country standing on their feet and domestic appetite for sending the boys to a place of sand and death is weak according to a recent poll just 13 percent would support a military intervention to protect the saudis adding
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a 2nd or 3rd party into that kind of tense scenario doesn't necessarily deescalate things if anything it escalates things even further that we get into another war like afghanistan or iraq can get stuck over there for another 1015 years we think iraq was bad iran to be 100000 times worse and we would absolutely destroy there i just think we should be less involved in other world affairs no desire for conflict with iran this seems to be a war that neither side wants or at least says they want yet still seem to be on a collision course we have made it very clear that we don't want war we have made it very clear that we don't want escalation i'm making a statement that we don't want war we don't want to engage in a military confrontation america 1st has been trumps mantra since before his election campaign ending costly conflicts no more world policeman with analysts warning of the devastating costs of a war with iran the u.s.
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stands at a crossroads just how high a price other. willing to pay to meet their objectives the u.s. as we know is now the world's number one oil producer fracking has changed the nature of oil production to in the us and there is an overhang in the oil market so many americans are saying why are we interested in the gulf we don't need saudi oil but you know if the less said the fact of the matter is that oil is not just a product it is leverage over the international community is geostrategic lee important ever since world war 2 the united states has wanted to control energy in the world so the united states is very loath to leave the gulf even though it doesn't actually need the oil itself. a number of us democrats say they may start impeachment proceedings against donald trump that's on the back of reports that the president pressured his ukrainian counterpart to investigate
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possible corruption involving 2020 hopeful joe biden been very reluctant to go down the path of impeachment but if the president is essentially trying to browbeat a foreign leader into doing something illicit then that may be the only remedy by failing to act congress is complicit in trump's latest attempt to solicit foreign interference to aid him in the us elections do your constitutional duty and impeach the president at this point a bigger national scandal is the president's low breaking behavior it is the democratic party is refusing to impeach him for it. and so no term denied any misconduct over discussing biden in a phone call with president bloody ms alinsky he also accused the former vice president of corruption tied to his son's business activities in ukraine phone conversations come to life after a whistleblower claim that trumps the listed help from a foreign leader on the saskia taylor reports. you've got to give it to the democrats they're hard working bunt especially when something's related to the
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biggest pet peeve canoe said but with all attempts over the past 3 years to push trump out of the white house haven't for a bit flat new rumors have put the fire back in their bellies complain about president trump it involves ukraine troubling promise president may have made to a foreign leader years ago 1st got in office were also nervous that don't trump was some sort of sleeper agent who was going to sell america out to a foreign power behind our backs. well throwback thursday no balled into multiple reports of potentially illegal activity new allegations of attempted foreign collusion the washington post reported that back in july trump and the newly elected wanted to ms and how did a little chat in which trump asked his ukrainian counterpart to investigate former vice president joe biden and apparently top level whistleblower leaks that trump unethically said he'd be generous with billions worth of american military and
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intelligence aid if he was cooperative whistleblower is under what i can only imagine must be the most. intense pressure sharing anything that is truly sensitive and endangers our national security world or trouble sounds to see but then things took a slightly disappointing turn the washington post sort of backtracked and admitted that well actually they might have jumped the gun just to listen. one source familiar with the conscience of the phone call so that did not raise the issue of american military and intelligence aid that the administration was at the time withholding from ukraine indicating that there may not be no explicit quid pro quo expressed in the conversation but for the desperate damns even the with of a scandal was enough reports of a reliable whistleblower complaint regarding the president's communications with a foreign leader breeze grief urgent concerns of our national security when you have the president call him in from other countries and whistleblowers are talking
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about compromising who he has deemed a political enemy this is serious this is very very serious and we have to investigate it this is all in the spirit of pursuing justice and protecting the american people from shady political dealings so probably a bit quick that trump was gunning for an investigation into how a bomb as a right hand man biden had pushed for a top ukrainian prosecutor to be fired but hey it's probably just a coincidence that the prosecutor was leading a corruption investigation into a natural gas company that biden's son was linked to biden bragging that he basically blackmailed x. president petro poroshenko into firing the guy isn't that convincing is it i said you know i get the 1000000000 i'm going to leave in iraq i think it was about 6 hours i looked as i'm leaving in 6 hours and the prosecutor is not fired you're not getting the money. you know not biden surely not he looks so good in those shorts back in the sixty's he had such
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a lovable bromance with obama he can't be shady i love joe biden but there is still so much good in this country and joe biden i think represents that the democrats will see him as the best choice voters in the battleground state of wisconsin say they favor by never president trump everyone loves your by if you'll trump because an elusive phone call from a secret source reported in a classified document leaked in an article but that corrected itself would be declared hard evidence and bring the year. democrats knocking at your door but if you're the only candidate your party has mustered up that even stands a chance of getting to go to the american people in 2020 so you do something that's up for interpretation and turning a blind eye while no harm no foul this is a barn that basically joe biden has set off himself that's going to i think in the end push him perhaps out of contention it seems very much that the democrats like to shift public opinion away from their misconduct by alleging misconduct of
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trouble and it fools. a large number of people who are not deep divers into details but it's certainly not fooling me and it's not full and i think many other pundits around the world will look at this and say the democrats are just deceiving themselves at this point they opened this can of worms trump didn't bring it up 1st they brought it up now other people have brought it back up there are serious questions about what was going on in ukraine i would argue from 2004 forward. involving corrupt elements of both political parties inside our country and now that the democrats approach this up again i believe trump has a megaphone with his twitter account and we're going to get to the bottom of what was really going on in the changing nature of u.s. ukraine and russia relations going to 2004 forward or maybe even further back than that. filmmaker is being sued by participants in
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a documentary over his claims about korean sex slaves in the 2nd world war. they were not sex slaves they were prostitutes. so it was screaming or. to deceive korean women to the station. and this one of the experts quoted in the film denies that the women were forced into slavery the filmmaker mickey desire thinks that there are other motives for their lawsuit. it's not really top officials who are launching the lawsuits more of these kind of people in my shill interview that are doing the lawsuit in i guess what lies behind it is really them trying to silence the film you know
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change the narrative of the country or an issue to their narrative to come from an issue has always been a very contentious issue between korea and japan and some people actually think it's the most contentious issue between the 2 countries and through my own research i realize that you know my korean friends and japanese friends didn't know certain information i thought if i made a film i could possibly fill in this gap information and bring more context in hopefully both sides will. you know be able to talk about this more productively after the film the comfort women issue is very taboo in japan and surprisingly a lot of people like the film i noticed a lot of people who don't like the film are people who haven't seen the film. the phrase comfort women it's a euphemism for girls forced into sex slavery by japanese soldiers in occupied territories at least 200000 young women were made to work in military brothels the
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victims came from across southeast asia most from korea and the japanese government issued a statement on the issue back in 9093 tokyo admitted responsibility for the sexual coercion of women and apologized 2015 japan and south korea agreed on the deal under which tokyo paid more than a $1000000.00 for victims fund but so dissolved the fund say the issue hasn't been settled in the victims weren't consulted on the filmmaker says that censoring his film would violate free speach. well i think it's definitely a case of freedom of expression and i think my film if it gets silenced or taken down or you know if they prevent bigger distribution then this is another you know. expression in japan in this and it's these little tiny digs at freedom of expression that make it really hard for the
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media and people in general to talk about these issues and so it just becomes one of these things where the powerful people get to say what they want to say about the issue and then the people who have an opposing opinion can say anything. representatives of the taliban have met with china's envoy to afghanistan meeting in beijing they discussed the failure of the terror group's peace talks with the united states. and it talks this month after a u.s. soldier was killed in the taliban attack in kabul with hopes for peace fading again . visited an afghan refugee camp in pakistan people there are desperate to return home. i'm here in an afghan refugee camp in the pakistani capital islamabad more than a 1000 families called us home and there was a small percentage of the more than 1000000 afghan refugees who have moved to pakistan in the past 4 decades now they keenly watching developments across the
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border with the american president donald trump recently announcing that he is withdrawing from secret talks of the taliban and russia stepping up to the mark for people living here what happens in those talks has a direct impact on their lives i'm going to meet them on khan family to see how they feel about things mom though and we came here from afghanistan and we don't have a stable income sometimes and sometimes we don't only our is keeping us alive well them nice that we're happy here in afghanistan we had the land and the house we didn't see bread and butter for years. we came here to work because the situation in afghanistan is too bad and it's too difficult to live there we are poor people and we have no limbs and have only god well you know of course we want our children to be well educated and to attend good schools our family runs a store the market would earn hardly anything i'm suffering from here the titles
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but i don't have enough money to buy medicine as you can see they don't have very much it's 10 people who live here in 3 mad rooms and they survive by selling fruits and vegetables on the sides of the road shaheen is one of the community leaders how would you say the pakistani government treats afghan refugees afghan refugees live slightly better here than it's hard but we don't have full rights we want to have the same rights as pakistanis now after he gets a driving license or a car we want peace in afghanistan and we will be very happy to be able to return to our country the pakistani prime minister in iran can in an interview i did with him said that pakistan is willing to do whatever it needs to do to make sure that the talks in afghanistan work america however needs to send its soldiers home. but the americans. would have to of course leave understand and i think president tom wants the u.s. soldiers to leave if one has thought this is not a lot more than pakistan can do than what it is already doing which is urging the.
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only who would it has influence to sit down and talk to the americans which was to have done and also talk to the yvonne government which they haven't done as yet for the more than 1000000 afghan refugees in pakistan they don't have much but the belief that one day they will return home is something making to. islamabad. brings you right up to date appreciate staying with us here this is all to international updates coming your way here in half an hour.
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the. cabinet 5 days doing this is. an english lady a few people who simply knew she would include in. the more i tried to understand the more i could see the signs of all solitary unism emerging on my continent as well. however what venezuela's critics didn't do was compare human rights issues to those in other countries on the american continent. civil and political rights have been
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violated in venezuela. but they're violated every day in colombia and they're violated every day in mexico and they're violated every day in brazil. what i call human rights. what i call selective immigration. you shoulda known was in that nation with regard to one country. and you keep quiet with regard to many other. where the situation is many times worse. in brazil the police kill 14 people a day on average. the colombian army killed 10000 civilians between 20022010. that doesn't include hundreds of political activists assassinated every year by power military groups tolerated or even supported by the earth already is.
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