cynthia with diamonds don't buy dog on a hunting. trip. for you. if. france's crippled by a nationwide strike over pension reform plans with protests in the capital descending into violence. the russian foreign minister rejects germany's claims that moscow has not been cooperating with an investigation into the murder of a georgian citizen in berlin this summer. twitter faces fresh censorship accusations after a train to its terms of service leads to fears of a shadow banning.
i mean the same here at r t h q what i'm calling break it's 9 pm on thursday here in moscow it is 7 pm in france which has been paralyzed by its biggest strike in years this thursday with workers protesting on mass against the government's plans to overhaul the pension system transport networks have been brought to a standstill and schools and hospitals badly affected as well demonstrations have been held right across the country are too shy to do bensky has been following the protest in paris. this strike has been planned for many months now and this is against a proposed changes by the french government to the pension system here in france the idea is that they will amalgamate number of different systems around fuji 2 different systems into a universal system but people say that i will have a massive impact on their pensions because it will mean that their pensions perhaps could be lower in the future or in fact that they might have to work even longer and that has caused huge fury here in france plasterer public for i can tell you
that the crimes go all the way back more than a close to god due north which is where this process was originally due to start off with what was come for many hours has turned. tensions. with clashes between the police and the protest as you might be able to hear some of those plus going off behind us that's tear gas that's being thrown into the protesters the taxes have set light to several at parts of the streets around me including some of the electric scooters they've been bringing items to put on to the fire we saw a van that started i am on fire and they got tear gas really coming quite close to us and you might get a sense of it just down that in fact my right of good luck in the protest has come to an end almost 3 years of covering them and today i finally managed to get hit by parts of a tear gas canister as it was coming down thankfully not injured just probably
bruising not sore but as you can see just. chaos on the streets. figures coming in from the prefecture and from the police from across france say that more than 450000 people have taken part in this strike today not just transport workers but teaches students health workers plumbers a fire fight isn't even the police that is how much anger there is that people wanted to come out and make sure that their voices were heard that they don't want these reforms to take place for the moment here in france people are adamant that they want to have their voices heard and it seems like today they've come out to the streets to make sure that's happening among the other protests around france
supposed to join effigy of president mccrum wearing a crown was put on display in the southern city of knowledge to protest as they're seen hitting it with sticks as it dangled from a tree a strike action there also saw some sporadic violence against demonstrators clashed . russia's flatly rejected germany's claims that it's not been cooperating with an investigation into the murder of a georgian national in berlin orchestra russian foreign minister sergei lavrov told r.t. on thursday that it appears moscow will again be blamed for a crime it was not involved with the story is maria for not. relations between moscow and barely now going drastically down hill germany's unexpected decision to expel 2 russian embassy staffers on wednesday has left more scope fuming angela merkel complained russia didn't do enough to have ceased tamely investigation into the murder of a georgian national back in august and now berlin says there is real and sufficient indication that russia was behind it i asked russia's foreign minister sergey
lavrov for his response in those years ago and. russia and germany have special channels set up to tackle issues such as violations of the law we should use them they said we did not cooperate enough this is groundless some countries today recalled the tragedy of m.h. 17 my dutch counterpart said we didn't do enough then we supplied them with all the necessary information with data from our radars and so on we gave them everything where other satellite images to us promised nobody answered that we asked them what kind of cooperation they want from us they responded by saying you have to confess you did it that would be corporative if germany wants to follow suit nothing good will come of it that's not a good way to deal with anyone and with russia in particular is in him 100 was a 40 year old georgian citizen of chechen origin he was targeted in a berlin park on his way to a mosque with eyewitnesses saying he was shot in the head and chest by a man on
a bicycle he's murder was then dubbed by the media as scree paul 2.0 and the victim labeled as a kremlin opponent but who was the victim a right hand man. and to terrorists during the 2nd chechen war his role was to lead extremist groups in the caucasus and recruit spies and hunger shrill is reported paramilitary korea continued into 2012 when he is said to have assisted at georgian operation against his former comrades considered a terrorist by the russian authorities he was also listed as a potential is the misread for some time in germany to now various media outlets have published their own conclusions into his death the evidence includes 4 to comparisons and killing parton's of a man who had been hiding from interpol and russia and the reporters suggesting the wanted murderer was then hard by moscow of chechnya to do it again the federal
investigation in germany is just the beginning now on google merkel says he hopes russia will help the german investigators but it seems no matter who was behind it the embassy expulsion indicates that the verdict has in fact already been given. reporting from europe. appears a working for off these video agents he was detained at this week's nato summit in london and questioned under the terrorism act replaced chief content officer has been talking it through the details. we were of course very surprised when this happened as a media agency we were going to cover netas 70th anniversary summit our producer was accredited for the summit which was confirmed to him via email by organizes having this email he went there on wednesday to pick up the pass just to go inside and film which is normal procedure for all journalists. so he showed this
acceptance email and his passport and they told him that he had to wait in the lobby at this point he was approached by a plain clothed my who presented a police warrant and requested him. to wait for police questioning i believe we can now listen to our producer's own account of what happened i was approached by a number of police officers who requested my id and asked me to explain what i was doing i told them that i was a journalist waiting for my credit ration passed and i identified myself by giving them my passport press card and the accreditation approval letter the police then proceeded to detain me under the terrorism act they searched me and my belongings well after dark he was told that his accreditation had been revoked and then police left like i said this came as a surprise to us because our producer has been covering events in the u.k.
for a plea on many occasions including state events and other developments as an agency we do extensive coverage of things happening in the u.k. for example we were the only media organization that filmed julian assange when he was dragged out of the ecuadorian embassy in london last spring. as to this particular event in accordance where. accreditation procedure as they say in exceptional circumstances there is of the right to river. accreditation even if it had been confirmed what kind of exceptional circumstances we're talking about here remains unclear to us we filed a formal request to the organization right after the incident requesting clarification but we haven't had we haven't heard back from them yet was this type of incident a one off hour later all of it well i would say that we have never experienced
anything like this with nato as such but 2 years ago when 2017 were denied accreditation for a high level security conference called struck summit struck calm is a strategic. communications center of excellence is not part of nato as such but they are a native accredited military organization so they're related. back to the organizers of protests in an email that they were denying us accreditation because we are affiliated with artsy and they said they don't consider r t a journalist organization so as for this week's summit near london i know that 2 reporters were working apparently without problems so we're waiting to see what the reason was for denying probably accreditation. twitter's updated terms of service it will now be able to put limits on content and that's raising fears that
the social media platform could apply a so-called shadow bans that effectively means suppressing publicly posted content without the users knowledge that the posts are going to be visible to the followers to not use action the twitters phrase before but is it goes down of now reports it could become the norm from next year. whatever is coming out of the shadows remember all these media figures accusing these social platform of sneakily hiding their posts from their followers feeds what big brother hides from us what is referred to as shadow banding may be even more pernicious if you're on the left maybe you're ok with this but if you're not on the left or even if you are and you revere the 1st amendment you should be concerned that's actually been well substantiated vice news which is not a right wing outlet says that this is happening on a routine basis to a lot of folks on the right side of the aisle but almost never people on the left side of the aisle do not know our island people very nice that's why is that is that you've got to be balanced house leader kevin mccarthy wrote our chairman
a letter and said hey this is going on and we think your committee should investigate it and how the twitter boss made a surprise an innocent face saying that oh no no no they're definitely not going behind anyone's backs to quietly hide their opinions twitter undertook no behavior to selectively censor conservative republicans or conservative voices on your platform correct correct. well apparently all those assurances were just a big pile of nonsense now for those of you not too tech savvy i'm talking about a thing called shadow banning to the shuttle banned user everything looks just fine they can log into their account follow calm and like even post tweets but crucially their posts are simply not shown in other people's feeds even if they are subscribed to the user twitter had been adamantly denying that it does this until
it slipped this one small change into their constitution we may also remove all refuse to distribute any content on the services ltd strip you sure visibility of any content on the service suspended terminate users and reclaim usernames without mobility to you it's a case where just a couple of words make all the difference the part about limiting tweet visibility was not in the previous edition of the document here it is nothing of the sort there and one can only wonder why twitter has decided to come clean all of a sudden perhaps because after all the outcry from the users wronged by the platform it simply made no sense in denying it anymore or and maybe because the twitter star film had previously outright confessed to shadow banning already on hidden camera one.
that someone. don't want to share. there's even a lawsuit against twitter accusing it of discriminating against conservative voices by your employing its shadow banning tactic but now that it's in the terms of service some users will just have to accept that they are talking to themselves. it's not so much that twitter or facebook or any other social media platform have influence what they have is the power to promote certain people's opinion on d. promote tells the people's influence on twitter that is the critical thing and what we need to do is have a fair platform we need to have a free and open discourse and we need to allow everybody to have a similar right to say what they've got to say i don't agree with absolutely everything that he said on twitter not even the conservative stuff that we're
talking about but actually it shouldn't be for these big tech companies to decide all of discourse all discussion of pates in our own country that is manifestly unfair and it's not a business decision actually it's a public utility say i'm not sick critical point. this is r.t. from moscow the international olympic committee throw its weight behind claims of anti doping tampering in a moscow to poetry and i prompted a response from russia it's our next story when we come back. the european union's tendency to believe that is and only it represents europe has long been a major gripe for russia but as the e.u. experiences significant internal difficulties it is studied to reassess what it is
and what it stands for what does that process mean for the countries sharing the continent with. my feeling with this world it's right now as we're so confused and fearful and the certain generation that's controlling all the politics around the world when that generation dies off and children are brought off of this new freedom really are less materialistic don't really care about these things concrete even more automobiles want to live right beside job want to ride a bicycle this movement it's global and it's going the world is going to has to go in the direction and it's going to change.
all over again that of the international olympic committee's back to the findings of a world anti-doping agency panel over alleged attempted results and they must go to treat database russia strongly denies the allegations after issuing its own technical investigation and response teams made a caution of a picks up the story. group of russian technical experts have conducted their own investigation and rejected claims that moscow manipulated athletes test results in a slow burra treaty database they claim that moscow has transferred all the information required to wada and never tampered with the results of the probe now it turned out that the database could have been altered by those who had admin access to the system and according to the experts those people would be the program developer and his team who actually back in 2015 fled to the united staes right as the doping scandal aska latest russian experts say that they were the ones who
tempered because they had admin rights russian experts have found that the developer of the limbs of the most mr megachurch of and his colleague mr socialist how did ministry's access to the system as a result of the research the russian side has determines the database used to the most has been changed from time to time and after mr roach. and so believe ski fled to the us the database had been in fact run via the internet from los angeles until june 26th seen the situation changed in 2016 when it was revealed that such manipulations took place the russian agency was guarded and 2016 within you had of the department appointed but a problem seemingly still exists there are actually 2 copies of the database one that was given to wada in 2017 by an unknown whistleblower and the other one provided by the russian side in general this year and the group of experts now
believe that it is essentially wrong to compare these 2 copies because of their different origins while the 29000 copy was produced following all the necessary technical requirements the other came from unknown digital front here after possibly being tampered with and that is backed by avid and found during the investigation conducted by the experts. a russian led criminal investigation has found a mechanism of deliberate tampering with a doping test results deeply integrated into the lymph system so what do we have now well despite numerous offer is coming from russia to create a united and independent investigation team into this matter why don't has been either ovoid ing or even rejecting these attempts russian experts explain why they think this happened in this case we think it's probe what is intelligence investigations department tried by all means not to undermine trust in the
information provided by the whistleblower and the conclusions made by mr mclaren and now of final decision on the case will be made on december the 9th in paris russia could now face a 4 year ban from hosting major sports competitions and clean athletes made to compete under flack. next week's general election in britain seems to be the next russia link to scandal looming on the horizon the opposition labor party leaders being accused by the daily telegraph newspaper of helping to spread russian this information it's after he exposed leaked documents on the u.s. u.k. trade talks but it also comes just months after the very same paper published a story apparently based on a leak from the very same documents as daycare and that explained. it's crunch time ahead of the u.k.'s general election meaning it's now or never to smear anyone and everyone in red in other words link them to russia this week it's mostly comrade
jeremy corbett as we can see from this headline bounce off the corp and produced a leaked cache of documents part of which he says reveals how pm boris johnson put the n.h.s. up for sale during trade talks with the us q damage control from mr prime minister the n.h.s. is not for sale and under no circumstances will this government or any conservative government do anything to put the n.h.s. up for negotiation in trade talks or problems and if you know that those documents represent meetings that took place between a british minister and officials in the usa i think it's time they gave us the shorts that they will not solve our n.h.s. that they will not sell off our public services as part of a trade deal with us and garage sales aside it's the leaks dossier that's grabbing attention if not from the russians when i could corbin's documents have possibly come from corbin calls it nonsense but among the pack of those demanding the labor
party come clean it seems the daily telegraph knows better independent researchers said the documents carried the specter of foreign influence as they had been published online using methods that directly mirror an earlier russian descent from ation campaign the daily telegraph draws that conclusion from a social media a little that works with nato's atlanta council's think tank guaranteed impartiality then all maybe the guys the telegraph are looking for answers in all the wrong places it seems the outlet got its hands on a strikingly similar dossier let's take a closer look here's an excerpt from the dossier corp and how that there was much talk which printed do you commission as the bad guys it is easier to change your regulation before it's finalized ok again that was from the leak obtained by the opposition leader and this from the dossier published by the telegraph 4 months ago see the difference. british negotiators said washington had repeatedly painted the
e.u. commission as the bad guys american officials said it was easier to change a regulation before it is finalized there was much talk which painted the u. commission as the bad guys it is easier to change your regulation before it's finalized well maybe we should ask the authors of the july report who their source was that they have a new russian friends who might have provided the documents also here's a tip keep a close eye on the online comments section some of it's really worth a look like this one posted more than 2 weeks ago with links to the very scandalous documents at the center of it all available for anyone and everyone to enjoy however it would seem that the people most concerned about the origins of the dossier pop in to be both at the telegraph the u.s. u.k. trade talk minutes found their way on to the internet the cabinet office to investigate and if not do you think they should be i'm. not the answer's no.
well that's it for this hour as you can see things go lively again in france understand that's paris that we're showing you now it's been extremely busy across the country with that general strike that's crippled from some throughout thursday we'll keep watch on that for you and have an update for you after the alex salmon show only the international. and we're going to fulfill that purpose is probably to the people. you know weeks what's going to. be. pretty.
a lot of time. late in the game between the cost of the conflict i would say the bounce around money and also that money has made. us want to know each other does he know each other is good because just the state of california alone makes $6000000000.00 a year off to prison complex just to get someone in your life where. you don't care and want to buy cares about you so you don't care about anything. welcome to the alex aventura we're required by fair city's on with their category in the aftermath of the spanish elections is there any hope of
a breakthrough to reconcile independence ambitions of their bellies province with the determination of the spanish state to make no further concessions we deport from barcelona featuring interviews with some of those driving the grassroots to months for political change but 1st over to alex with your tweet emails and messages on our catalonian cd's. the guardian says talking about the fuss the 1st see is in catalonia it says that the program be found emotional inspirational talking to the wives of 2 of the imprisoned cattle and leaders and more i was impressed with the interview of liz castro the the american in barcelona she liked the description of liz's the lafayette to flee of the catalan revolution that we have that of a sponsor on the spanish government particularly on the issue of the terms of imprisonment of their catalan leaders b. is a reminder of what those sanchez had to say in the washington post of
a top of the 14th in the social and democratic state of law compliance means full compliance this is bill a traditional process will fool god and teasin transpired and see the government of spain will walk in the coming days towards public order and protecting our democratic laws as that's always done but david mcdonald begs to differ he says the european union needs to help put pressure on the spanish government will be picking up that issue with that will that craig money later in this program and then bear for a right she says this should be followed very interesting diplomacy is the solution was not a cup of tea peace and development is what everyone wants so diplomacy and dialogue is the solution one violence is not a cup of tea or coffee and therefore is watching the show from kenya and africa no over to tie us in the 1st of our program to the catalan crisis we focused on the wives of the independence campaign i was sentenced to long periods of imprisonment
these prisoners have become the rallying point of the catalogue movement in our 2nd week sport of the catalan minister whether the confrontation between catalonia and spain and maybe move from the street to unlike in this program we examine how the movement for catalan independent this develops from the grassroots up. and to explore with an interested international observer have the standoff between the spanish state and catalonia might be resolved. in many campaigns internationally stretching from the i'm t v it now war protests in america to current events in hong kong students have been in the vanguard of protest catalonia it's no different with students from the university of barcelona can take 4 weeks in support of the imprisoned independence campaigners alex joined them to discuss their campaign here in university square in the very center of barcelona instead of attending to their studies the students from barcelona and i here in camp say the university well if you doing come here.
well this is we're here as a reaction to a sentencing made by the. spanish supreme court which had sentenced some of our political leaders to jail for giving us a referendum so that we could terminate our future as a couple of people do you have. you saying look we are going to be here until you can see what our demands are the amnesty of our political prisoners of all political prisoners. a free a dignified future and the end of oppression if you are coming to this congressman established for how long was a moral be a week and you are determined to stay here believe you have debates are you doing your lectures at the same time are you having discussions so is this a 2nd or is it a social life to this campus well as a political message so of course there's a social aspect to this camp.