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you. give the go ahead. this is a failed french authorities were warned of the dangers of using military grade tear gas grenades against demonstrators crowd control devices caused her injuries to some yellow vest protestors. boeing is to suspend making its notorious 737 max jet from january as regulators keep the flight data going after 2 fatal crashes claimed hundreds of lives. and the u.s. family entertainment t.v. channels course in the crossfire after it apologizes for dropping an l g p c themed commercial we get reaction. this was just a handful. of women who love each other christmas is all about love and coming
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together i'm going to talk to my children about sexual orientation i'd like to have that conversation with them one on one i don't really want to come in the form of a christmas commercial. either this is our. day of mourning here in the russian capital my name's welcome to world news this hour 1st to france where after a series of horrific injuries against protesters it's come to light that french authorities were warned of the dangers of using tear gas grenades against demonstrators as far back as january last year. the company that makes the military grade devices wrote to the french interior ministry about the safety risks of the grenades being used by riot police. the blast a fact of the devices produced by an explosive substance are likely to maim or mortally injure an individual well those with intense sound effects can cause irreversible hearing damage the resumption of production is impossible without
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completely reviewing the production process. well in the leaks letter which was published by the french investigative news website media pot the manufacture warms the defects in the grenades were identified but not resolved france is the only country where riot police use this particular weapon according to reports tens of thousands of the grenades are still in stock more than $500.00 of them have been used since that last it was sent the tear gas grenades also been known to explode if it's picked up it's also caused injuries among yellow vests protesters 5 of whom have lost hands a woman also died after a gas grill 8 had a demo in ma say last year just be aware that you're about to see someone who suffered a severe facial injury as a result of that weapon being used in a protest in paris last month journalist julian told us about what happened to him . when he you know i felt a powerful way from the grenade to my nose and mouth and then i felt a strong blow to the nose then i heard the grenade explode i reviewed that moment
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frame by frame there really was an explosion a flash was visible now i'm starting to get used to seeing the flashes i have already seen the effect of such a grenade i think it was a grenade i follow the scenes such a degree of violence before particularly during the angry firefighters demonstration it really shocked me because i didn't expect it would come to this of course i will try to retain a lawyer now that i have been a kind of victim of this type of weapon i will try to fight against the use of july for grenades which are totally from my point of view weapons of war and against rubber bullet guns i was angry at the police because i understand that they have to defend themselves in situations of revolt but to use such powerful and uncontrollable weapons after all they could hit journalists or passers by. when other french journalist we've been speaking to thinks the government's using the
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grenade deliberately as a deterrent. but you also mustn't forget the use of the trash small rubber bullets during does the administration some of which have led to several people losing a knife more than 20. for you remember we must see that there's no political will to stop this madness in my opinion it is very cynical but you do it on purpose so you want to dissuade people from the most rating and from showing their anger and during this yellow vests protest that he prevented lee for instance arresting people because they were carrying swimming lessons in order to protect their their eyes from tear gas which is where your true bitching to most ration wife preventing it from being massive meantime mass industrial action in france entered its 3rd week on monday with transport workers causing severe disruption to
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road and rail systems nationwide since the beginning of this month public sector employees have been protesting angrily against the government's pension reform plans sometimes violently. it's a strike that paralyzed much of paris and further beyond and now it's into its 3rd week initially it was called by public transport workers over planned changes to the pension system here in france now this strike has grown in stature and support and the malays hey it is much more than just about pensions as unions are calling for another day of mass demonstrations the rail and metro workers are being joined
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to one school by teachers by. firefighters and health workers tens of thousands are expected to protest on tuesday but perhaps the stalkers warning some of the problems the problem is facing have come from medical staff 600 hospital doctors have threatened to quit unless the government injects money into the health system the doctors warn that budget cuts alone with bed closures and staff shortages are tipping the health system over the edge and it's close to collapse $1.00 health worker has told us that it's putting lives at risk. in particular we as health care professionals want to be able to continue to do our jobs the way we were targeted and the way we want to without any discrimination about interests which has become systemic we don't have the equipment but it's not
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our fault that we are understaffed but that's not our fault either i work in hospital one of our patients died almost a year ago simply because we don't have enough stuff to take care of everyone that was a year ago but nothing has changed since then strikes have been ongoing in the health sector since march last month president mike corn pledged more hospital funding i'm debating this is the 1st stuff but that was rejected by the doctors groups is no what doing enough meanwhile the government is poised to push ahead with its reform agenda particularly with the quality of the pension reform that's despite the continued opposition on the streets as tens of thousands demand an immediate. well into further blow to the president must go on he has seen the country's minister for pension reform quit. the high commissioner for pensions was one of my calls most trusted allies he resigned not just. over the pensions for all but
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all through to emerged that he had failed to declare more than a dozen posts that he'd held in addition to his cabinet job and that corn and his government remain locked in a standoff with the unions and neither side seems willing to budge so that people ski. in paris. but it's not over yet either more demonstrations against pension reforms are expected later today in paris we'll keep watch on that for you here on r.t. international. next america's family friendly hallmarks heavey channel has found itself between a rock and a hard place and it's after the company division which operates the network apologized for pulling a commercial featuring a same sex couple and promise to create more inclusive content. the crown media team has been agonizing over this decision as we've seen the hurt is has unintentionally caused our mission is rooted in helping all people connect summer
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break traditions and be inspired to capture meaningful moments in their lives we are truly sorry for the hurt and disappointment this has caused well that apology came after the channel pulled an ad for a wedding planning website that featured a gay couple getting married sparking complaints. do you think so although could have made planning your perfect wedding easier we did. we all to couples plan our registry and invitations and get started for free it's only dot com they have a spurred a petition by a conservative organization called 1000000 moms and called on whole mark to not show any l g b t friendly content on the channel claiming it went against the values of its target audience however the removal cause a backlash from social media and channel executives change their minds kevin owen spoke to human rights activist peter tatchell and media commentator gina luton about the rail. this was just a handful but sought to include women who love each other and that is
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a fact of life and christmas is all about love and coming together you know i can understand what the fuss is about you know if i saw a card or a verse or anything with a man or woman kissing i think beautiful wonderful i love it they were viewers they were watching it they were thinking hey you know if i'm going to talk to my children about sexual orientation i'd like to have that conversation with them one on one i don't really want to come in the form of a christmas commercial and that to some people is understandable i think doesn't mean that they were necessarily bigoted or that this was in any way anti-gay it might just be that they wanted to be the ones to have that conversation with their 5 year old is there any reason why a channel which describes itself as family friendly and it shows 1st 2 shows this time of year it once and children families together on the t.v. popcorn and watch is there a reason to describe themselves as that they should take a bit more care not to offend people that may be offended most young kids get it when they see 2 people in love young kids don't think you know man woman boy girl
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that they think of love and these were about love not about 6 about love and i would have thought in a modern mature democracy we were a bit of a celebrate love in its many forms is the. it's the time of year where we want to be making political statements during you know what is a holiday season where we were sitting around the fire with our families you know having having a good time and maybe not thinking so much about l g b t or even abortion or other things that might be more of a political statements almost apologize for pulling the did they need to apologize i think they did yes because it's quite offensive to say that you know an image of 2 women in love is somehow not fit and proper for a broadcast channel in this day and age. by putting the ad that was
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a deep insult and assertive rejection of the many same sex couples who do love each other and love each other just as much as any husband or wife you get pushback that is from a political action group be it conservative or liberal what you're really getting is a falsely inflated political pushback from people that aren't necessarily your viewers when you hear the pushback initially from the viewer saying you know hey we're we're moms we're watching your network and we don't want this on their my guess is that the majority of that was probably organic. world's largest aerospace company america's boeing says it's going to suspend production of its ill fated 737 max jet from january because regulators say they won't lift a flight ban on the plane anytime soon. we know the bruces of approving the 737 mark his return to service must be extraordinarily thorough and robust to ensure that our regulators customers and the flying public have confidence in this 737. we
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have decided to prioritize the delivery of stores aircraft and temporarily suspend production of the some $37.00 program beginning next month and didn't specify how long that shutdown is going to be the 7th. max has been grounded globally since march bafta nearly 350 people died in 2 separate crashes in ethiopia and indonesia in the space of 5 months.
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picking up on this r.t. america has been hearing from a former official from the u.s. national transportation safety board. it is a huge story i mean this is this is something that has been the nightmare that boeing has been trying to avoid the entire time this is one they've had this p.r. campaign going on the entire time to keep their investors calm down in settled like we'll get through this this and so forth but right now the investors have had enough they're very frustrated with boeing and they've had enough in the stocks took a 4 percent hit today during the day and is went down another percent after hours so let's try and understand what this means right from a rudimentary level it means this plane is an absolute unmitigated failure it's
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going the way of the absolute it is a good comparison actually quite honestly it is one of those things that once it gets a bad reputation and they have not done anything to help themselves but this thing has a bad reputation now that the other american the traveling public is not wanting to fly it even if they give the thing some sort of fight and they get it up in the air and it's going again within the airlines even the public is trying to opt out of having to fly on this plane and you mentioned earlier when we were 1st talking about this that there's a lot of little guys that are going to get hit by this absolutely not the big guys are going to keep working at boeing little guys the vendors. there's about $12000.00 employees at boeing they're going to be affected by this but they're not going to furlough or fire any of those folks for right now they're going to move around within it within the company now with that i mean there's only so long that even a company a size of boeing can be carrying $12000.00 extra employees that are kind of a ship to have nothing to do right now now shift that over to the smaller 'd people the smaller suppliers that supply the park suppliers for these aircraft that are
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not just in the u.s. but around the world they don't have those deep pockets the boeing has they don't have the financial cushion that boeing has so you're talking about an economic hit this is an economic story that's going to affect a lot of working people in america it's going to it's not just the working people to they're going to delay purchases they're going to. draw in their. you know good they're budget strings and they're going to be. not buying new cars they're not going to be buying a lot of meals outside of the home they're going to be really tightening their shoes they're strings. and making sure that they're they can get through this period when you rush a situation when you rush a product out on the market before it's ready you always run into trouble that's why we have regulators and regulations which is that its own problems in this in the last few weeks to become more of choose day's top stories to come plus the e.u. is trying to phase out the use of palm oil but major producer indonesia suspects
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some slippery maneuvers are being played out the reports among all stories after the break. you know world a 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 smart we need to stop slamming the door on the bath shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. seem wrong. to see.
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that's it. and it. equals betrayal. when something find themselves well it's a part. of the common ground. welcome back indonesia is suing the european union for its decision to stop using palm oil based biofuels the e.u. wants to get member states to phase in eco friendly fuels instead but indonesia which is the world's largest palm oil producer suspects the move is more about trade rivalry than saving the planet as nicky ever explains. palm oil it's in everything thousands of our everyday products from chocolate to shampoo and
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cleaning products without even thinking about it we consume on average around 8 kilos of it each year and denise is the largest palm oil exporter in the world and within the world trade organization has been selling palm oil to some big clients for years for example the e.u. on very good terms in the last couple of years the e.u. decided to fight such heavy pommel consumption in an effort to be greener and more sustainable and after threatening the e.u. with countless thank sions indonesia has now taken legal action against the european union alleging discrimination against indonesian palm oil exports with a lawsuit indonesia hopes you will promptly change its read to policy and delegated act as well as scrap the high risk in direct land use change status it has given to palm oil for jakarta the stakes are high is heavily reliant on palm oil production as one of its key industries with over 2000000 indonesians directly employed by the
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industry and many more gaining from indirect economic benefits in the last few years there's been a wind of change with the e.u.'s new focus on emphasizing a greener more eco conscious position and as a result earlier this year the e.u. began to turn its back on this cheap and versatile products with plans to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels by the end of 2030 and just last week the bloc imposed a 5 year tariffs on bio diesel from the southeast asian nation to counter alleged subsidies to producers in the country but also after a complaint from process the subsidised exports of indonesian bio diesel to the e.u. are causing a threat to material injury to the union industry indonesia's finest foreign minister accuses the e.u. of following a protectionist policy and a sign of further deepening trade tensions. neighboring malaysia the world's number 2 in palm oil production is mulling taking the same action and there are signs that
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asia's 2 dominant power will produce says may be heading for a class with the e.u. in the international court of justice with suggestions that the new stance on palm oil might have something to do with competition in the edible oil business rather than pure ecological concerns. india is facing a 6 day of unrest against a new citizenship law which many protesters consider discriminatory towards muslims demonstrations are now spread to $36.00 universities across the country. the. biggest protests erupted in the border states where people fear an influx of
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illegal immigrants the capital city authorities use tear gas to disperse crowds india supreme court plans to investigate the alleged use of excessive force by police against humans in delhi. the war in question would offer a fast track to citizenship for migrants from some neighboring muslim majority countries however the list excludes muslim migrants themselves the indian government insists it's in no way to screw in a tree prime minister narendra modi says the law is intended to give respect to those who fled to india and were forced to live as refugees we heard from a student activist in new delhi and a local journalist. the b.g.p. government under more the i'm just i'm it's not dance to set up detention centers and so on these people especially in the muslims in those events and sent goes about it comes to what the size of the population must in a must constitute 14 boston of the population we don't even have. a muslim. problem was in the presentation in the parliament and you did about getting the muslims and british out in one of the interview the ballots the people who the weakest actually
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know this is handy who am a dozen times fun to their ideology will be out in the country and that cannot be nice india was a secular nation the opposition comes from the last easter can go on about this with allows my it's not the india. which is against the accord state actors where your position they were all religions all all jailed or all sexuality this bill is against the is against the fed govt structure it's a go it's the autonomy's region the people that does write this book this is such a big group that it is my belief as the belief of many of the people that this act is unconstitutional and against the constitution of. pentagons urging the iraqi government to take action to prevent attacks on bases housing u.s. military personnel there's been a spate of rocket attacks on the facilities in previous weeks here's what a u.s. military spokesman told us i can confirm the phone call between secretary esper and
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prime minister marty on the call secretary a spur reiterated united states support for a secure and sovereign iraq and the people of iraq he also called on our iraqi partners to continue to assist in preventing attacks on u.s. and coalition personnel and facilities in the country. since october there have been 10 attacks on military bases in iraq where u.s. coalition forces to station no one claimed i was attacks but washington blames iranian backed forces that are in iraq american journalist nicholas davis says it's time for american troops to leave the country. well that's one very obvious solution which is for the u.s. to withdraw as in syria you know the u.s. involvement in. these countries is just huge really problematic hugely destabilizing for those countries and you know just creating constant
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flashpoints and constant resentment from. the people of iraq and the people of syria 5 or 6000 u.s. troops still in iraq mostly at the. airbase while one of the ones recently. fired on one has to wonder why the u.s. still. believes there is some purpose in keeping all these forces in that region when you know all they seem to do is more trouble. elsewhere this tuesday demonstrators in holding a sit in outside the army headquarters in the capital khartoum arrestors 1st trick of every year ago by a tripling of bread prices and that's not the ouster of president bashir he was sentenced last week to 2 years in the socialist full facility for collection. hundreds of rallied in the colombian capital gains proposed tax reforms but he also
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condemned the regime of president. hu by playing for rampant corruption growing up or not are going to do the citizens demonstrations began in late november with a series of massive anti-government protests across columbia. pictures now of 2 russian fighter jets being. put through their paces over the frozen far east of the country the pilots push their aircraft to the limits and high speed aerobatic minute as the training is designed to help them hone their skills withstand extreme forces in combat situations. it's from a to b. doesn't it that's the way i look at this hour from moscow we're watching the whole sex on the international but if you shoot again in the u.k. or that it's larry king now.
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getting ready for the global showdown central bank that being the. first us because they venue argentina that's why we're here. during the great depression which are old enough to remember there was most of my family were poor. and it wasn't it was bed you know much worse objectively than today but there was an expectation of the things we're going to get better. there was a real sense of hopefulness there isn't today today's america where shaped by the 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power. reduced democracy attack solidarity engineer elections manufacture consent and other principle holds
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according to no on. one set of rules for the rich opposite. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of a narrow sector of wilf which will is dedicated to increasing power for itself just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america. in the troubled 19 seventies a group of killers rampage through parts of northern ireland that was coordinated loyalist attacks on the catholic population tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes to put these attacks was that the r.u.c. the police actually took part in the attacks so instead of preventing it they were active participants in the burning of full streets in belfast i thought i was in
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a 100 innocent civilians women. as the review can seniors and we found out more i was surprised about the extent. and the degree to which the collusion was involved in some of those cases the killers would lead to be named. i think if. there was. all the taste. to go with.
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them salutations as julian assange tragically sits rotting away in a london jail cell that hasn't stopped his organization wiki leaks from continuing to publish the secrets that the warmongering powerful do not want published and they were out of the game last weekend with the release of a new batch of documents once again revealing that when it comes to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and chemical weapons attacks in syria all may not be what we've been sold according to wiki leaks the new documents clearly show internal disagreement within the o.p.c. w. about how facts were misrepresented in the redacted version of a report on an alleged chemical attack and duma syria on april 2018 amongst these is a memorandum written in protest by one of the scientists sent on a fact finding mission to investigate the attack along with this new memo wiki leaks is also releasing for the 1st time ever the original.

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