right now here in moscow in the headlines the antithesis of justice rights experts condemned saudi arabia's handling of the investigation into the murder of journalist your belt to show you. where the guardian newspaper is forced to correct an article from 2018 that misleadingly claims russia had been plotting to smuggle jews in this summer or an embassy in london. concerns over security climate change or political correctness all round that. is.
not too much hope if you celebrate in your part of the world hello welcome to the program here in moscow they say the 25th of december is safe is celebrating christmas in your part of the world happy christmas for me kevin know it and the rest of the on duty team here in russia this morning so to our top story u.n. officials and rights groups have denounced saudi arabia's punishment of those involved in the murder of journalist. saying it makes a mockery of justice 5 people have been sentenced to death and 3 others to jail time over the killing but a u.n. appointed rights investigator believes the people actually behind the journalist cruel murder have been left untouched while the spokesperson for the u.n. secretary general also stressed the importance of a further probe. the secretary general continues to stress the need for an independent and impartial investigation into the murder to ensure full examination of any can accountability for human rights violations committed in the case. jamal khashoggi was last seen entering the saudi consulate in istanbul in turkey in october 28th where he was murdered a un report said his death was almost certainly
a state planned execution but the saudis insist it was the result of a rogue operation they say kellam open next this morning looks at how the death of the journalist who lived and worked in the u.s. affected washington's relations with riyadh. the assassination of jamal khashoggi shocked the world and drew massive condemnation a saudi court recently sentenced 5 people to death and 3 more to jail over that killing however if you thought that this ruling would draw a line under the case think again this is what the washington post workers showed you work had to say the complete lack of transparency on the saudi government's refusal to cooperate with the independent investigate says suggests that this was merely a sham trying to now immediately after the killing last october many pointed a finger directly at the saudi monarchy among them are u.s. senators austria the netherlands denmark and finland immediately banned the sales
of weapons to the saudi monarchy however donald trump immediately ruled out any such ban in the united states and he made no secret about his reasons but as to whether or not we should stop $110000000000.00 from being spent in this country knowing they have 4 or 5 alternatives 2 very good alternatives that would not be acceptable to me for the past 2 years democrats and republicans have called for the u.s. flow of arms to saudi arabia to stop those same arms have been used to lay waste to yemen sense 2015.
but now it seems the battle to stop those arms exports is over on friday donald trump was presented with a congressional defense spending bill by the u.s. congress and that bill contained no anti saudi measures some democrats are furious votes this would be a pool tonight that instead of seizing the opportunity to and illegal u.s. participation in the horrific saudi led bombings of yemen congress will continue to fund trump's unconstitutional will the blame game is now in full swing with congressman denying that they capitulated by letting the bill pass i wasn't cavan i was frightened to last conceivable minutes the u.s. can talk all it wants about human rights and condemn the pointless slaughter of
civilians abroad however when it comes to the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia the deep financial and military interests are just too important to sidestep and it's almost musing that the saudi regime thinks that it would be a good public relations move to send inspired low level participants to death in a secretive process that just continues to make them look like a very backwards state where justice is not served in the house and senate have now repeatedly voted in multiple votes on amendments to end in bipartisan fashion to end the u.s. involvement in this horrific horrific war 'd in yemen democrats could have very easily negotiate. harder and said if this provision was not in that they would have voted it down and they chose not to do that i think trump's covering for the saudi regime is starting to look very peculiar i think even to you number of his
supporters some of his more very far right wing republican supporters in congress and have gone together with progressive democrats on this issue. the newspaper's been forced to amend an article it published last year about russia's role in an alleged plot to extract the sun from the ecuadorian embassy in london riff an ocean has got the story. the crime and the punishment the guardian newspaper gave a misleading pression to readers and was forced to clarify that its article was well something that you might be tempted to call fake news the piece in question published in september last year claimed that russia had a secret christmas plot to smuggle julian assange out of the ecuadorian embassy in london to moscow a tentative plan was devised that would have seen that we call expounder taken out of london embassy in a diplomatic biko and transported to another country one ultimate destination
multiple sources have said was russian the involvement of russian officials in hatching what was described as a basic plan raises new questions about a san just ties to the kremlin but they investigate which was led by a high profile panel of academics and journalists and last 13 months found that the authors got carried away with some of their claims the plan in relation to mr sanders ability to be able to leave they could do an embassy was not devised instigated by russia there was nothing illicit about the plan as described in the article the investigation was triggered by a formal complaint from the former consul of ecuador 3 they'll not a virus described several of the papers assertions as falls and defamatory party talk to him they talk about secret talks of russian diplomats in london and they have trained me us this past contact with. the kremlin in order to execute some kind of plot that's why i
feel 'd that their article needed to be challenge. and i myself. and there to have an apology from the guardian apology there happen but their review panel has. decide. right and has ruled that the article was indeed misleading breach in the heart of conduct of the press in the united kingdom but i'm not completely satisfied with the correction the other thing is that they have not being. amend it does the article still says that. secret talks in london in order to. flee the embassy that's not true finally enough one of the journalists who penned the piece luke harding was behind
another controversial article published by their guarding that piece also published last year claimed that donald trump's compay manager paul mann of ford had held secret talks with a son to an ecuadorian embassy somehow one of the most surveyed places on earth didn't manage to capture any evidence of that alleged high profile visit the guardian didn't attract the story but detained the headline shift in the responsibility to its sources mr nigh rise has called the latest corrections he story journalistic fiasco for the guardian for again publishing false information that's not the only article does a part owned by the same mouth those are the same out there there's a pattern they have accused of spying into the embassy they have. several articles which i mentioning in my complaint. as a pattern from the same journalese which have disgraced the newspaper and his
complaint mr not a virus accuses journalists of hiding behind confidential sources the article indeed cited various sources and it seems by sources they probably meant their imagination. is the season to be jolly so festive markets with regards to claims of sanitizing censored to avoid offense it seems that for some western countries christmas just isn't quite the same these days peter all of the reports. christmas in europe what a wonderful time of the year christmas markets in full swing perfect for those last minute gifts the smell of sweet treats teasing you know nostrils and on an evening walking in a movie in the list streets perhaps not cold with a special someone to keep you from the wind to chill not a care in the world but goodwill to all thought in recent times that's also come
with increased security travel warnings and with some traditions now deemed woke what could be called the whole whole whole marginalization of the christmas period the terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in germany you should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities security is of course power amounts at all major of the send christmas markets on different terror a time next to the market in strasbourg last year and here in berlin and 2016 are still fresh in the memory. you can run them opus festively as you like but these balls in the bar is there to try and stop christmas markets becoming a target again.
this also should be to a number of questions raised over the inclusive or to have some christmas traditions with one person being publicly shamed for saying father christmas instead of sunset. i've just been shamed on a facebook group for using the name father christmas and told that santa is now seen as gender neutral it's a common trope in the press to say christmas is being done away with this year it does seem quite difficult to do christmas without upsetting someone a good chunk of people polled say they boxed agenda neutral santa christianity is pretty central to the christmas celebration christ after all is in the name the one school in the u.k. decided to change the words to the carol away in a manger from little lord jesus to baby boy jesus prompting a pro from parents and national newspapers alike saying this was inclusive it's
gone too far in france there's a ban on the tiffany scenes under their religious imagery laws the mayor of bessie is rebels and faced backlash once the go to seasonal salutation only really in north america happy holidays is the right way to wish people well we're told with merry christmas deemed inappropriate by some even if you avoid the causing offense minefield you can still fall down on the environmental impact of christmas 57 percent of those polled here in germany said they would i the limit they use solve all abundant entirely christmas lights over environmental concerns if you prefer a real christmas tree good luck finding one in some parts of the usa where over the last 5 years christmas tree shortages have been reported with changes in temperature and rainfall cited among the reasons there's even been advice published
over how to correctly argue with your climate change denying relatives over the christmas period what do people in europe those think of christmas 29 teens. do and don'ts. the family getting i want to tell you boy and eating each other so often dust the spirit of christmas the question is whether tradition is not the same as why it wouldn't tradition be you inclusive she writes i think santa should just be what he's always been and that's a big man with a big. think that would be wonderful just to have a female presence as a father christmas i'm big on tradition so i think santa has always been santa i don't think there's any real issue with it for some population merry christmas means something religious. with a matter of christmas for me i think happy holidays is fine i think everybody should celebrate his own hold of it but he read it to accept friends or relatives
some form of was their own and wishing you all a very happy holidays in the hope that gender neutral santa brings you a sense of security. early and another little flurry of festive 1st sales where the climate debate is in the headlines of course for much of this year christmas is not of activists and now it all with a favorite seasonal pastime skating more specifically the ice rinks which pop up this time of year do bensky has got more on the. with the festive season in full swing what could be more typical of a winter wonderland than an ice skating rink across the world to thousands of temporary ones are directed every year and for many skittering across the ice is a magical experience but it seems not everyone is in or in the future of rinks could be on thin ice as the traditional ice rink has become the latest battleground
for climate change french city wren has canceled its one citing concerns over the carbon footprint needed to maintain it in a few years it is not certain that there will still be snow at christmas but it is certain that there will no longer be an open air ice rink this is good news for the planet's meanwhile in bordeaux rising costs financially and environmentally mean the outdoor skating rink was cancelled for the 3rd year running the outdoor skating rink is absolutely not in sheen with the times keeping an outdoor ice rink cold consumes a lot of electricity open for a little over a month the city hall skating rink cost $70000.00 euros france's 1st indoor ice skating rink opened in paris an 8 $176.00 it was an immediate hit and the idea has remained popular ever since but now with concerns about climate change is it time
for us to rethink some of our traditions we asked people here in paris has this popular activity weighs up against the cost to the environment since i just saw it's a tradition to have an open air skating ring like this it's magical it brings christmas spirit and there's not much snow it's good to have the rain at the national depends when it's cold enough and. it's possible. but when it's not cold enough it doesn't have to be. you know we've seen many changes in the climate so i think it's very good very good of some parts a citizen of france to do that but i agree the time strings are not good for global warming but this is only for winter it's not true that the bad. not they isn't often said that could keep everyone happy and it's in the most unlikely of places mexico in a bid to keep a winter feel to the holidays an eco friendly artificial ice rink has been
installed that and with options like that it seems that there is no longer a reason to skate around the issue charlotte ski. paris raises to be cheerful and heading into the new year now talking of which a story coming up on the bring all of a brand new year but you have put in as outlined a plan for bolstering russia's military might in 2020 but what's the reason behind it what's it actually going to mean we find out after this break. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. and spearing dramatic to follow can only. exist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit
down and talk. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express interest. it's. actually going to be close that's what the korean people are. interested in the why. should. i get this news in from syria the government forces of recapture the key battleground province until now the village of judge and that has been held by
jihadi groups damascus has of late been waging a large scale offensive against them over the past week ulty senior correspondent regattas de of reports being a while since i've made headline news it's been everyone but him america selling out its allies and pilfering syrian oil. bullying because claims of bias that the u.p.c. w. but no last until now. thousands of syrians forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives as hundreds of ground and air strikes hit the region of it live overnight something as day part of a new ground offensive by syrian government forces. russian backed government forces up intensified their bombing campaign well of all out i will go to the camps near the turkish border to escape from search and rockets the syrian military has been in a bit of a role capturing a slew of villages and towns and media days of course whenever that happens the
media and his opponents exploded in outrage same thing every time we want a peaceful resolution we want talks we want. we want we want we want with do with al qaida. it live is ruled by at the sharm an offshoot of al qaida h.g.'s feeds on war and drinks violence it turned deadly into a cesspool of zealots and fanatics mercenaries and foreign jihad ists on a world war i mean the fact that evil is where they found the founder of isis it's the safest place you could find qana gives it away and h.g.'s refuses any
negotiation with the syrian government are you seeing the issue here how do you get a peaceful resolution when one of the biliteral is a homicidal maniac that just wants to cut your head off in the name of god or interest lies in killing the terrorist in order to protect the civilians not leaving those civilians. under the supervision of the terrorist and being killed by a bit of the issue here is refugees for now civilians have fled from the immediate war zone but they have to do somewhere and the safest place for now is north. look 50000 people are once again coming from live to our lands we already have 4000000 people and now another 50000 are coming and this main crease even further russian and turkish diplomats are in overdrive trying to manage what's happening and
prepare for what's to come it is absolutely clear that the status quo is over america selling out its allies and camping out in oil fields turkey diluting kurdish territories with arab refugees and now the last islamist stronghold if it falls it will mean the end of the syrian civil war it will mean as sad wins it is the right to clear and to extend the. sovereign the fear of the state. is what they're doing at present sooner or later i believe that the syrian army will expose these people from from the flip and from the entire syrian territory and i don't think that it is this stoppable from mali it may be difficult it may take some time but sooner or
later they are going to be expelled from from the syrian territory understandably those who spent billions fled in syria with weapons and ammo with fighters and propaganda they don't want that to happen so certainly logical for them to insist on impossible talks so long as he's wasting his time waiting for the other side to pick up the phone the turks can continue colonizing northern syria the americans can continue pumping out its oil we're now at the last domino and it's already fall in. russia's president gave an address to the ministry of defense on tuesday outlining the key challenges faced by the country's military as it heads into 2020 in particular virginia putin stressed the importance of strengthening the armed forces given the precarious state of the global arms control system right now but he did. report on it. well addressing the defense ministry the president said that
russia is getting on to a new level of international military cooperation he added that $2900.00 so a lot of a factor of changes and particularly the sheer morton weapons and russia's nuclear triad has increased to 82 percent in 2019 and holds that despite some traumatic challenges and the world including the volatile situation in the middle east and also the us decision to pull out of the i asked treaty which is the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty now that treaty banned a land based ballistic missiles with ranges of up to 5500 kilometers and now the russian president believes that it is necessary to monny tour possible deployments of the american missile also of this particular class in various parts of the world including europe and asia pacific. was
a worry because this is we're seriously concerned about the degradation of the control system i'm not talking about the united states use of the fabricated pretext to cuba agreement to medium and long range missiles in november washington also created uncertainty over the open skies treaty it's also unclear what the prospects for the strategic offensive production straight to this comes as the potential of the united states missile defense systems grows given all of this we should continue making the stronger on the president also said that it's time to technically improve the industry he's sad that it's not a game of chance and a more where we can all be simply a satisfied by calling it a draw it's a military organization of the state and it should be brought to the highest standard now apart from speaking about the challenges facing the russian military the president also. touched upon the international perception of the union and its
role in the 2nd world war. we will in some countries in europe and the cross the ocean they often try to pervert history and falsely put tray how the world was before the beginning of the 2nd world war and this is a logical continuation of that process recently the european parliament adopted a resolution which basically draws an equivalence between hitler's germany and the soviet union tacitly suggesting or even directly saying that the soviet union was responsible for the beginning of the war that's of course complete nonsense so when the architecture of the global arms control crumbling this was the russian president stating the challenges for the russian military and the year to come about was we did a cochon of a wrapping up this bullet in sydney festival of causes here after the break much more lined up here coming up and but for now here in moscow for me kevin knowing the rest the on duty team around me here a pick christmas to russia for celebrating in your part of the world.
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i know it's max kaiser this is the kaiser report twas the night before christmas and all over the world people were mining back on seeking individual sovereignty so no problem i just wrote what you think stacie not made that oh that's lovely i said merry christmas in spanish i know that from jose feliciano i see you're still wearing your colombian necktie. but now you know i sort i can't think about 2 different ways really hopefully i won't be a colombian necktie by the.