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subscribed to run. for just twelve euros fifty per month. leaders from around the globe gather in france to mark the centenary commemorations for world war one hundred years ago today the guns fall silent in one of history's bloodiest conflicts. but issues manifesting in modern day politics refused to be sidelined as crowds gather in paris to protest against donald trump. this causes are being called peter being replicated so he's in france today he's not a french issue is a global issue and that's why we're here he's not welcome here he's not welcome anywhere. also developing this sunday polish nationalist celebrate one hundred years of that country's independence in a joint for the very first time by polish officials in the march through the
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capital. and in the stories that shaped the week the u.s. mid-term elections and trench deep divisions split over president trump as the democrats seize the house republicans retain their senate majority we break down what it all means. it's the weekly here on r.t. international live from our moscow studio with mina to you to round up of the top stories from the last seven days and the latest up to date news welcome to the program. countries around the globe are marking one hundred years since the end of the first world war heads of states and dignitaries from over seventy nations are in paris for the seventeen week commemorations the events have included laying flowers to remember the victims of the rw similar ceremonies have already been held in a number of european countries including the u.k.
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and belgium. the day's also important from a modern political perspective to as world leaders gathered to discuss some of the more pressing issues they earlier attended a working lunch in the elysee palace plenty of interest has been building over the on off meeting between the russian and american presidents however it was earlier reported that the two leaders saturday opposite sides of the table during lunch and hinted the talks would more likely take place at the next g. twenty in argentina though president putin did confirm he spoke with trump. we asked a body language expert darren stanton for his unique observations of the leaders assembled in paris. see president putting his hands on present terms back which is a again a very clear powell gesture saying that you know on the more important man on the
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most powerful more powerful which obviously presidential will of a didn't like at all it was face expression and then when the two men will sat down the president should present troops and the president clearly wasn't happy about it but i think at one point even sort of moved his whole body away from his is this gesture and that we've seen this pretty common gesture that president trumps make it makes called a reverse steeple with his hands and we can see at times he's to put his fingers which is a sign of a sort of anxiety and frustration just wanting to get away from a situation i reported a richer they when president truman was first inaugurated then his handshake made made world news and i think president bush called now is well versed in some of the gestures and this could have been coached in terms of how a president from conveys and self and this what we call we call in psychology a bonecrusher handshake which is. is to denote power. president turned the tables on this occasion and we can see this almost like an arm wrestle going on between
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the two men and it's literally a unconscious power struggle. and i vote in paris is that the anniversary of the armistice crowds gathered in the city to protest against all crimes policies are to shall it depends. a lot of people law and credibly unhappy that president trump is here it's a commemoration of one hundred years since the end of the war in fact some of the biggest suggesting ten thousand people across the city have come out into protests just like this but this one this a few hundred people who've come out here to say that they don't want trump to be in paris some of the signs just behind we don't know if you can see it says trump equals carol which is in french and many other people holding their signs and symbols out in fact some people actually dressing up as parody trump individuals to get the message across that they don't like president trump they don't like his policies i've been speaking to people taking part in these protests and they say
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this is a man who is making war with everyone and in fact it's not just people from france have come out here to show their dislike of trump to show they dislike this is ministration we've also been speaking to some american and irish ex-pats he said it was just so important to be part of this protest today to show president from that he's not welcome this is why they said they were here where american citizens living abroad and that were part of the woman's march and for us it was important. to say that chomped is a disgrace to america and we think that time does not represent american people who is a professional is not somebody that i would look at you in any shape or form any shape or form i just think you know he's putting america joe you know america supposed to be great again it's not great again like you know trump concerns everyone is not just an american issue is
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a global issue and every decision that he takes over the country will follow and we have other countries like brazil. well we have other countries like even in the u.k. a bit this policies are being copied are being replicated so used in france today he's not a french issue is a global issue and that's why we're here protesting he's not welcome here and he's not welcome anywhere well those are just some of the views here in paris at this particular protest but as i mentioned this is one of many taking place across the city as he was making his way arms to ceremony just a few hours ago there was a protest a woman actually running in front of his motorcade with the words oh on her body a fake peace maker and that's what many people have said today this is a man in their belief who is making war with everyone and i saw one sign this sort of summed up the idea is here this protest is a bit of a take on america i make america great again which trump is very well known for saying and it was make america good again because that's what people think here is
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that at the moment the policies that have been spewing out of the trump it is straight are policies that are making war not peace and they want america to be good again just before this weekend's commemorations criticize micron over his proposal to create a european army president trump called his words insulting however at that meeting in paris think last over any differences and agreed on european defense spending we also had a mere putin for his view on my contact here. alternative military forces or not a new idea president micron has simply revived it europe is a large powerful economic unit and obviously it seeks independence and sovereignty in terms of defense and security i see it as a positive process in terms of strengthening the multipolar world. far
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right groups have flooded central warsaw poland celebrates hundred years since its independence however those mork. controversy than normal to the march this year as it was announced the polish president and government officials would join them before independence poland was partitioned between australia hungary germany and russia polish lives and banners could be seen strikes down streets and across squares it's also been reported a number of neo nazi symbols were spotted a large police presence and cordon is in place to watch over the march which is taking place similar taking the street with a state military parade and warsaw has called the joint event a victory. poland one on november eleventh there will be a great communal march to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of independence. the government's decision to march alongside the far right nationalists has been largely criticized alan to han a professor from the hebrew university in jerusalem told us the migrant issue is leading to a rise of nationalist sentiment in europe the polish government decided to
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actually embrace the. tendencies and. ideologies of the past because a defeater from the immigration creates a bias a political bias and a political agenda brings into a defensive approach towards the entire matter of the immigrants threats from the past are becoming a. reality of the present and rising again but we must pay attention to the fact that today we have more reasons not only anti semitism but also what is going on with the european approach to the to the border questions and to the immigration question. crucial midterm elections on choose day left congress now really split between america's two major parties the democrat sees the house of
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representatives republicans built on their advantage in the senate for there was one of the most contentious states a recount has been ordered there after the republicans won by a tiny margin condemned the move calling it an attempt to steal the election but it's far from the only thing that went wrong in the vote. thank you. to. please.
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you know if you are all very worried if you move here we are already told you. to sleep. in terms of a referendum on china's presidency i may say he's passed the test with the
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republicans retain control of the senate a target they had set before the elections but it's not all plain sailing as ken littleton explains. so which party won the epic midterm battle for control of the u.s. congress well if you listen to both sides they both won and last night the republican party defied history to expand our senate majority to found the story of the constitution's checks and balances do the job. fancy pelosi has got plenty of reason to be happy it's the first time the democrats have had a majority in the house of representatives in eight years they can now launch an investigation spree into donald trump and block all kinds of legislation but you would think they would have won a bigger blowout after all they are running against the new hitler who happens to also be a russian spy you can go for nationalism you can go for anger opposite of hitler
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the same type of propaganda that you would have seen in germany in one thousand and thirty eight these comparisons to trump it's like it bums me out but trump will be outmatched by putin and i have never seen an american president simply surrender to the leader of russia we call it soccer now the donald is far from a media darling lots of media criticism and pressure and his losses weren't so bad when compared to his recent predecessors he not only maintained control of the senate but the republicans actually picked up a few seats so do lots of americans just like hitler and russian spies well perhaps they were just watching a different channel twenty seventeen was a very successful first year for president trump unlike obama business confidence is now soaring on the president trump in fact the news is so good so the vote was described as a referendum on the donald so what's the verdict well the voters seem to have
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stayed within one of two echo chambers there is one echo chamber that loves the donald and the other that hates him the country is divided and now congress along with it definitely beat us. media and the political parties have definitely created more divisiveness and more friction between. between the parties as well as within the within the society itself and i think the media is largely to blame there. sometimes leaking information that should not be leaked sometimes. twisting the story a different way than that should be said. sometimes just falsely claiming something that's not correct and then substantiated so i think we've got. we've got a media and also elements within the government that are actually creating within the u.s. government that are actually creating more of a divisive. atmosphere within the population. often a two decade civil in afghanistan the taliban type paf in the mosque
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a peace talks more i'm not going to spank. it's been seventy years since the united nations adopted the universal declaration on human rights but in many places it remains a declaration and not a reality how to bridge the divide between practice preaching. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. what politicians do sometimes. put themselves on the line to get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president. some want to. have to be right to be approached this is what i'm up for three of them or ten people. interested always in the waters about how. they should. come back to the program on friday moscow played host to landmark talks on the afghan peace process china iran india and pakistan were among those present at the meeting along with the taliban is the first time the militant group had sat down for this kind of high level multilateral meeting after almost two decades of war in afghanistan and the fact that they shared the same room with the cabos representatives is seen as
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a significant breakthrough although the afghan government didn't send a delegation member. the hof got a high security council with that instead they said kabul is ready for direct peace talks with the taliban without preconditions while a representative of the militant group told us their focus is on washington and the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. the whole nation is with us and of course against americans and dead against the american revolution we will not call it a single american soldier in afghanistan that's why we should talk of etiquette david as all that with them we have. no i didn't drop the what morris we have we want good relations specially what i want to move us the u.s. turned down an invitation to the talks but did send an upset but our staff breaks down what may be behind washington's protection of russia's mediation efforts by any measure people the dead too little achieved too much hatred bred.
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on just one day the twentieth of october during elections three hundred and eighty eight civilians were heard. of attacks so no wonder that even need to is calling for peace the tal the bomb must understand that continuing to fight is pointless they must sit down at the negotiating table the potential for peace is creating our own interest being in many years unless of course peace is made in moscow in which case the u.s. won't support it america is skipping the moscow peace summit saying washington only supports afghan led efforts the united states believes that all countries should support direct dialogue between the government of afghanistan and the taliban to reach and to the war and. we've been clear that no government
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clued in russia can be a substitute for the afghan government interact negotiations with the taliban wave which never stopped the u.s. special envoy from meeting taliban officials in cata last month for direct negotiations i think the more countries that approach the afghan government and the taleban and all the warring parties and say let's talk let's have peace rather than war that's a very logical thing for most people and for most countries i just don't think in the united states the united states at this particular time wants to see it also the military industrial complex in the united states is a very very big part of the us economy the guns and the planes and the ships
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and the bombs that they use and sell all around the world support a lot of jobs in the united states i don't think that the war is in general or going to end if they can do some maneuver to make a better situation for the united states in afghanistan seventeen years of war and terror is nato soldat countless thousands dead on each every side generations thread and misery and violence drunken hatred and the heroin finally the taliban agrees to open talks it's a huge deal ed the us possum's war it seems is preferable to peace that comes with russian help. i top top story now had to stay to and dignitaries from of a seventy nations are in paris commemorating one hundred the end of the first world will the day turned out to be important from a model political perspective to this point of interest had been building of
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a meeting between the russian. and american presidents well we're going to get more information on this from oxys daniel hawkins who's in paris right now and dan do we know anything about the results of the two need is meeting. all the dio the main aim of course of this events was the arrival of seventy world leaders over seventy world leaders in fact to commemorate as we mentioned the first three hundred year anniversary of the end of the first world war twenty million people killed over twenty more million wounded in four years of bloody conflict there was on the sidelines that endless media speculation. about whether two leaders in particular would meet and what form that meets would take that is the russian president vladimir putin and of course u.s. president donald trump the speculation went on for days and weeks right up until the last moment when it was confirmed that no meeting would take place in fact as hussein left the building he was asked if he has spoken to trump this is his brief
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answer. is in. not giving much away there as we heard perhaps to be expected but let's just look at the whole picture analyze get a bit further here from. him because he was working on the american side of things that in american paul. meeting today perhaps some said it was for the best but we do understand they've agreed to have some sort of meeting on the sidelines in argentina at the g. twenty is there any more information on the tool well that's the first time actually coming at the white house that we're not getting any information they his entire administration has all been about leaks and people going out and talking to the press and this time they're actually being very tightlipped in fact this weekend that was something very uncharacteristic of a trumpet mr trump event is that we didn't have a lot of details we didn't have a behind the scenes being leaked out to the new york times the washington post.
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which it makes me think that possibly the leaks might have been locked down or more importantly we're talking about such serious issues that even those who might have leaked to the past realize that it's not in the best interest of either country or any of the parties involved and it's of some interest of course there was a lot of media speculation on both sides from from the american the russian side and in the end the believe the presidential aide said the reason why it didn't go ahead was pretty much out of respect for the french they didn't want this to happen . probably probably a good idea as we discussed i think it's a good idea but i think it's not only just out of respect for the french who are your host more out of respect for the reason why they were here to honor the veterans across the world internationally they gave their lives up for world war one in all the conflicts going on i think it actually had been very inappropriate for president bush and president trying to meet together and i think they actually showed very good respect for each other more probably the soldiers that were being honored this weekend by choosing not to take the time attention away from them and
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the meeting itself was was quite brief said yes there was a meeting but was there really any more to it than you know. the fact that we saw the troops and perhaps some pleasantries and greets and just changed you know any more was there any mood juicy details coming out of that sit there is a juicy details because for one both gentlemen did exactly i think what the world didn't expect them to do for so long both of them have been characterized as whining brahma and having all the attention on them and this time they actually about the tension to be right where it was and for that i think a lot of people unfortunately that seem to be having a negative view of president putin and president are disappointed they wanted to see some sort of chaos they wanted to be able to throw insults after them and say look at what they did but the truth is both men acted exactly as good representatives about their countries this week and it's going to be quite a quite new. journalists you know post held. some of the visits where they have been on the sidelines and trump has come in for criticism as well. just on the body
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language was quite different was. that we mention the whole thumbs up thumbs down on how easy would be if things were subtle that way roll them politicians open their mouth and get themselves into trouble wolf and usually that's what's caused most wars are actually politicians opening their mouths and talking talking to each other but there are some very serious issues that need to be discussed right now between the two countries and you do have vice president pins as president trump was taking off from paris he is actually taking off for asia for a long term tour to go to the several asian summits and economic summits over in that area that's very important right now so i think that's a good lead in to the g. twenty or issues like the i.m.f. or trade section sanctions north korea lots of issues will be discussed but they're going to do it at an appropriate time and i think that is what made this weekend actually very special for everybody involved and you know i think that was the overall feeling for all of the global leaders in attendance goes hughes thanks so much for analysis is today the laws in argentina through albums then we'll see you there absolutely. i get out of school to use all its american crew with her
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analysis on the american side of things of course perhaps as we said a little disappointing for media around the world very little to comment on in terms of that meeting so anticipated but as we've mentioned several times today the real aim of course was for world leaders to tell me and commemorate and remember those who gave their lives in conflict and ultimately at the peace forum as well trying to make some headway on those key global issues and take steps to avert any such tragedy happening again as we said to. call it confirm us of yet but that meeting may go ahead in argentina will give you the full updates come also so as that goes ahead. thank you dan holkins there reporting from paris thanks very much . and you've been watching the week here on out international op with more updates in thirty minutes but first the documentary rwanda women in charge.
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