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it was a. nobel committee says the prime minister should keep the peace prize despite a report on the mass killing of the country's. information on the murder of russian journalists in the central african republic and serious security lapses in the preparation of. the spanish.
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news this hour starting in sweden where a parliamentary candidate has claimed he was attacked by a migrant at an alternative to sweden party rally in the town in the west of the country. i defer i think thirty five to thirty five. tensions flare during campaigning for a general election that seen a surge in support for euro skeptic right wing parties as crime levels in the country are rising annually. we've gotten used to pictures of shootings and car burnings from sweden so-called vulnerable neighborhoods but the upcoming swedish elections has brought violence to an every day street one of my colleagues from alternative for sweden being attacked by an immigrant you who attended a meeting am with dreaming and shouting all over the meeting i was attacked too it was a i tried to protect my friend and colleague and this immigrant starting hitting both of us in the face both at a few eggs at our vehicle when we left the scene they ran after and when we had to
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stop going to the red lights they kicked the car. so we dished police never confirmed the attackers ethnicity but the party member referred to him as an immigrant but that is not all they blame immigrants for an overall high criminality rate and low security across the country although the connection was never established officially the old turn it to the party offers to sweden is sealed borders and immigrants send back to where they came from we pass relation instead of immigration they say and also a toff a police and a stronger army the meeting gathered some supporters but the majority came to voice their discontent because he was saying that we need to clean sweden we need to get over four under our care and see the need to be you know like back in the old days you made me proud not really because if you look back in time three notes always
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take you in for injuries so if you're taking new people if when of course we're. racist or no or streets where race is still no streets party is saying they want to take down all the immigrants and the people is unhappy they don't like to as long as we can integrate them to swedish society may become they've become a swedish says me because i'm also an immigrant from belgium as the as long as they become swedish and they work and they do a normal swedish things it's absolutely no problem as long as they they can keep their religion they can keep their culture but they should speak swedish and they should work miniger immigrants here feel like they're they're not included in the society police told us they are always invited to meet him it's like this one many parties. have a lot of meetings so. i thought it was.
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a lot of people did lie don't like. opinions that's why we call the police it's always like this one it's on to two elections sweden will hold the general election in just ten days tensions are high ahead of the national veined that could be historic the ruling left wing social democrats the oldest and largest party in sweden could see its worst result in the last one hundred years as rightwing ideas are gaining more and more popularity. from sweden the nobel committee has defended its decision to award me on march prime minister a peace prize despite a united nations report on the mass killing and atrocities committed by the country's government forces against the branch minority claims the government denies his all teased on quarter. the treatment of the roe hinge a minority in myanmar equates to genocide that's the conclusion made by the un the
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mission has concluded that criminal investigation and prosecution is warranted focusing on the top to mentor generals in relation to the three categories of crimes under international law genocide crimes against humanity and war crimes with ethnic cleansing happening on the watch of nobel peace prize laureate aung sun suu kyi and despite public demand to rescind cheese award the nobel committee insists she should keep it. on.
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the un report demands me and marse top generals be investigated for crimes against humanity and also accuses misty of turning a blind eye to it all but that's all right because the nobel committee says it's only concerned with what happened in the past. it's important to remember it's a noble prize whether in physics or literature or peace is awarded for some prize worth the effort or achievement of the past i'm certain. won the nobel prize for peace for who fight for democracy and freedom up until ninety ninety one the year she was awarded the prize. well if we're to believe the committee only cares about recipients past they're going to have some explaining to do here. yasser arafat received the peace prize for brokering a middle east accord securing palestinian rule in gaza and the west bank at the
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same time he was the chair of the palestinian liberation organization responsible for violence against israeli civilians who they consider to be part of an illegal occupation arafat did renounce the violence before receiving the award but how about another nobel peace prize laureate henry kissinger. kissinger received the prize for negotiating a cease fire in the vietnam war he was set to share the nomination with north vietnamese diplomat late dr except the vietnamese responded with a big no thank you and to no one's amazement that's because kissinger had been secretly bombing cambodia throughout the nineteen seventies as disclosed in a pentagon report he approved almost four thousand bombing raids in just the first two years of the campaign. and last but not least as
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barack obama many were left puzzled as to what obama had exactly done to receive his peace prize but just like the others the nobel committee said it had something to do with his past only very rarely has a person to the same extent as obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future we are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future but for what he has done in the previous year we hope this will enhance what he is trying to do what exactly obama did in that previous year is a mystery to most people. fresh revelations have surfaced to which could potentially shed light on the mysterious murder of three russian journalists in the central african republic at the end of july with signs that the perilous trip was badly managed the journalists were looking into the alleged presence of russian mercenaries. the country russian tycoon and vocal critic of president putin. sponsored the investigation of the reporters were found dead in a bullet riddled car in
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a remote location the speculation in the mainstream media that the killings were politically motivated claiming that the military contractors had close ties to the russian government. insisted the journalists were killed because of the investigation they were carrying out do you have any reason to believe that these men were killed because of the work they were doing. yes i think exactly that you. have a screen shots of text messages between the team organizing the trip on the slain journalists which have recently surfaced indicate a possible serious of managerial lapses this is prompted khodorkovsky to hold his support for the output the journalists were working full jacqueline who could discuss the revelations with correspondent. the group chat featured the three members of the current also their boss back at the h.q. plus a couple of producers at this point the screenshots can not shed light on what exactly happened on that tragic day and the probe is of course far from being over but the
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screen shots allow us to trace the preparations that were actually being undertaken for working in one of the most dangerous countries in africa and also the crew and their people kept using that very same group chat as their means of communication when the trip began and just have a look at some of these elements of the preparations we've got a pretty small press cards in english and also a u.n. sign for the car. make sure you film how you get rid of the press cards do it in a creative way and with commentry so apparently according to these messages from their h.q. faking un credentials was part of their plan yes and by the way the group or later claimed that they were working in the central african republic and coordination with the united nations however eventually the us said that they knew nothing of it
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so again the plan suggested that the group could use their freshly printed press cards at one stage of the travel and then burn them out another we don't know the purpose of that well they knew that they were about to break the law by entering the country on tourist visas but as a journalist on active duty without any accreditation you might argue that most of the central african republic is lawless land so your logical assumption would be that they must have had a go to person on the ground then definitely a proper translator and for sure a carefully thought through plan and reality though when they arrived in the country they didn't even have the phone number of their fixer he didn't show up at the airport and they were never able to get in touch with the men at the end of the day they didn't have a proper i'd temporary and so issues started piling up one after another upon
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arrival and here's some of the other parts of the messages that the crew sent in the group shot guys when the bit of a logistical disaster we just can't seem to get through to the locals took knowledge is absolutely alien to them there's a feeling of total helplessness when it comes to language basically no one speaks english the journalists mission and the ca are obviously meant that they were supposed to sneak through some heavy security and have a look at what the cameraman texted and the group chat after one of their failed attempts to do just that we couldn't get in they said it's only possible with a permit from the defense ministry plus two cops met us with all our equipment by the hotel we had to bribe them. then we were stopped at a checkpoint and other bribe but a smaller one the locals the cameras as a negative unfriendly thing and what kind of directions did their bosses give them
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at that point they were told to keep going the group was losing money on bribes they were never even able to get and touch with their all the english speaking guide however when everything seemingly went out of control messages from age you kept urging them to stay on track to go there by yourself you paid a lot of money to get to this country you shouldn't give up about any permit we need a translator to find him we need help from being with you it's impossible to storm into the security retore and i'm not sure we have to go to the ministry and be tough with the bribes next time what rules did you violate tell them you're going to go to the embassy except for this group chat clearly points at the fact that there were real security issues that the crew was facing before their tragic death the. united states says it's shifting its focus from fighting terrorism to entering
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an arms race with other major world powers but is it playing catch up all going into overdrive to boost its own arms industry. great power competition not terrorism is now the primary focus of us national security discrediting is fit for our time.
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you mentioned the navy for example that we have fewer ships that we did in one nine hundred sixty governor we also have a few horses and bayonets but nature of our military changed. the world changed right russia and china appear competitors and we have to think about our plants different ways and we have in the past when you look at the three major superpowers china russia and the united states all three of directly china and russia really upgraded their forces in the last five years so now the united states is playing catch up a little bit on some of those people who are the problem isn't we spend more money than the rest of the world on military equipment and manpower this is about big business these countries companies make billions off the united states plus the illegal arms shipment state they send around the world in ninety eight states is in
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a constant build up of weaponry and in a constant arms race. you're watching the olympics chief's son to fire off his latest comments on athletes doping is among all stories still ahead when we come back. seemed wrong but. just don't call. me. yet to say proud to stay active. engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. she says to look for common ground.
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most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first woman top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest street in truth to stand losing you since you just lead as the right questions and demand the right answer. question. hello again v international olympic committee president has admitted that the war on doping in sport might never be won but thomas back has come under fire for those comments especially from america's anti-doping agency which claims back and just given up alexey have a chef he takes a look at what this could mean for russian athletes. while the world of sports
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continues its fight against doping the president of the international olympic committee has made a very honest and a very sad admission but pink. who will always happen. who's. one of the walls you can order those words did not sit well with the chief of the u.s. anti-doping agency traver tygart so obviously a top flight but the leader of the ranch i don't can't simply throwing it out he probably has a point especially since doping scandals have hit tiger's own turf just this week alone two u.s. athletes received lengthy bans for substance abuse that's well pundits blame anti-doping officials for turning a blind eye when it comes to domestic sport or rather a multibillion businesses like the n.f.l. but thomas back strong words weren't the trigger for your side as criticism tiger to assume that the i.o.c. president's quote was essentially
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a precursor to water reinstating the russian anti-doping agency at that meeting scheduled for september twentieth but he did say that he hoped russia had learned its lesson the hard way and would be welcomed back into the world of sports and that was something tiger stressed must not happen would be a devastating blow to russia meter wide his credibility as well as the hopes and dreams of millions around the world who believe in clean and fair competition russia and its anti-doping agency have been imprisoned for several years now after the publication of the so-called mclaren report which detailed accusations of a state sponsored doping program the result many russian athletes banned the country's anti-doping agency effectively shut down and water handing over a lengthy criteria list for reciter to be reinstated last year the agency acknowledged that nineteen of thirty one points had been met and just this month the president of water said there were only two conditions remaining. two off
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thirty one but they still had to be purified i think relationships to the point that we have yet to purify the two conditions that are still outstanding sure more needs to be done with new accusations and new anti-doping investigations russia still has three weeks to put things right so has tiger jumped the gun in demanding russia to be kept out the final two criteria we're talking about. russia is supposed to say hands up the mclaren report was right we did engage in state sponsored doping russia has absolutely rejected the mclaren reports finding not because they don't believe you russia's quite rightly said we want the evidence thomas bach himself as requested the evidence and so far nobody has ceded apart we presume for mclaren it is only a guess at this stage but i think the first steps to a reinstatement will be taking place towards the end of september when there is
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a big meeting of water and i think the outcome will be that russia will be readmitted i think it will be an unconditional reinstatement but eventually i think people will just have to say well ok russia are not admitting the bin state sponsored doping but we need them anyway they are a world power in sports and sport needs russia keeping sports clean is something that both the i.o.c. president and ahead of us and i don't think agency are striving to achieve but can you really demand one thing from another country when similar dopping scandals break out in your own backyard one thing's for sure the next water meeting in the seychelles is looking like politics and doping will go down the finish line. yellow ribbons used as the symbol of support for jailed a political opposition politicians in the spanish region of catalonia have been removed overnight by anti independence activists in the city of drona. eighty
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people wearing white suits and masks gathered up the ribbons into rubber sacks the group called themselves brigades to clean yellow ribbons and to free catalonia a spokesperson told us they wanted to show the public spaces should stay neutral. when the white suit is our way of putting forward our demands we put on the suits to draw attention we also consider it to be a form of protest first of all we went there to get rid of those yellow ribbons and to deliver the message that public places are neutral that they should be neutral our opponents should respect public places everything depends on the camp you belong to we believe that their freedom of speech ends where ours begins it's that simple members of the right wing pro unionist citizens party in catalonia joined in as well with its president albert riviera and of moving ribbons tied to roadside fences. enough bubbling places belong to all catalonians who will defend them every day to day in l.l.
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and removed the yellow ribbons from public spaces will continue to defend the streets beaches and squares of catalonia meanwhile problem dependents activists have been busy putting the ribbons back again they say they represent democracy and those who remove them are restricting the freedom of secession supporters cattle and politicians were arrested for their role in an independence referendum last october which was ruled illegal by madrid the leaders of the movement were accused of rebel rebellion and sedition referendum sparked mass protests and clashes between demonstrators and police. threatening to pull the united states out of the world trade organization he told bloomberg t.v. that the u.s. might leave the organization if it doesn't shape up sowed the seeds of the threat months ago. it's created the united states very badly and i hope they change their ways they have been treating us very badly for many many years and that's why we were at a big disadvantage with the w.t.
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you know and. we're not planning anything now but if they don't treat us properly we will be doing something because trump's not shied away from quitting global agreements or institutions since he took office he's pulled the united states out of the iran nuclear deal the un human rights council and the cultural agency unesco as well as the paris climate accord we got the thoughts of investigative journalist david lindorff and former british politician george galloway donald trump is a bull in a china shop and he's knocking over all kinds of institutions this is just the latest china shop that he's lumbered around and he did the same with nato he did the same with the european union he's done the same with the potus climate arrangements done the same with the iran nuclear deal and so on so is the great disruptor. to have an enormously negative impact. the u.s. economy i mean. u.s. is a huge trading country i think you would in countries becoming skeptical. about
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any further dealings with the u.s. including you know some of the u.s. is the largest partner secure many. european countries in general and in asia i think it would be a hugely damaging to the u.s. relations with its trading partners. allegations of racism have cast a shadow over one candidate's bid to be the new governor of florida in the united states. he is an articulate spokesman for those far left views and he's a charismatic candidate so we've got to work hard to make sure that we continue florida going in a good direction the last thing we need to do is to monkey this by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases. the last thing we need to do is to
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monkey this. let's talk about that stunning upset in the florida florida gubernatorial race florida's democratic party has called those comments disgusting and accused the santas of making racist dog whistles that's how white folks talk about what. it is zero to do with race shot it has everything to do with whether we want florida to continue to go in a good direction there are moments when you need to apologize and that's what needs to happen from the congressman. that's the way it looks from moscow this hour thanks for watching i'll have you next. looks at whether the atlantic scouting a little wider right now as you wrote plans a future free of u.s. reliance.
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with this manufacture consent to stick to the public will. when the ruling close is protect them so. when the flaming. lips be the will. to ignore middle roots to. john mccain and his republican cohorts like the bush family and others they will break cozy with ken lay who financed the bush campaign so the bush presidency and
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when they got caught committing massive fraud on the same scale as the savings along crisis the machinery was already in place thanks to john mccain as a bag man for wall street for decades yeah to bail those guys out and make them all at the expense of the democracy slash economy of the united states which is disintegrating.
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for manners sitting in a car when the phipps gets shot in the head. for do. versions of what happened one of them is on the death row there's no way you could have done it there's no possible way because the list does not show your realm of corner. hello and welcome to crossfire we're all things are considered. a parting of ways european leaders talk about future without the us what is in store for the transatlantic alliance and much much more on this edition of crossfire.
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cross talking some global trends i'm joined by my guest here in moscow marc sloboda he's an international affairs and security analyst we also have dimitri bobbitt she's a political analyst we spoke nick international and in cyprus we cross to alex cross who for oh he is the director and writer for the duran dot com are a gentleman cross talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want i always appreciate alex let me go to you first then in cyprus interesting trend going on we have european leaders speaking out about a future without the united states in terms of. security arrangements specifically nato and with the impending sanctions visa vi the iran situation some europeans are thinking out of the box for jane's for example we have a president of france talking about.


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