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for this kind of and russian politics. and a media political establishment. cancels a meeting with president putin scheduled for the g twenty summit in argentina over the recent straight clash between russia and ukraine. the yellow vest movement in
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france plans another series of rallies against president fuel tax increase. demand more support from the government. the situation on the ground might be very different but according to the information we have here everything is correct and the problems happen when management. taking new patients because. the champions league football match descends into chaos in greece with home fans throwing molotov cocktails at rival supporters. least speak exclusively to the father of. russian a student accused of being a kremlin agent in america. she isn't guilty of any wrongdoing or crime she didn't do any harm to the states she respected that much and still respects. our broadcasting live. it is
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a must but this is our team international john thomas certainly glad to have you with us. donald trump has canceled a meeting with president putin which was due to be held at the upcoming g. twenty summit in argentina the kremlin has described the move as regrettable saying the russian leader is ready for any future talks are to easily go as more. well this didn't come out of nowhere completely we had known that donald trump was going to somehow we act to what's going on between kiev and moscow however still donald trump's decision is a shock for everyone here and boy assad is first of all the point when they were going to sit in one room and start talking was of course going to be the number one highlight here at the g. twenty but also just before stepping inside his plane donald trump said this i probably would be meeting with president food we haven't terminated that meeting i was thinking about it but we have to say like there have been i think it's
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a very good time to have the city getting the full report of what happens next and that that will determine what well there's no other meaning of the word probably so all the journalists here in the argentinian capital were gearing up for these interim talks but then while the american president was in the skies this tweet appeared online based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to ukraine from russia i have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously should joke meeting in argentina with president vladimir putin who are to emitting full simon again as soon as the situation is resolved so this is indeed because of the russia ukraine standoff but this issue wasn't by far the only thing that the two leaders were meant to deal with together from the very point when donald trump took over at the oval office his administration has pretty
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much been trying to turn the system of international agreements upside down and just a couple of months ago mr trump and now said he was going to ditch a cold war era nuclear agreement with russia that's important for the stability of europe it's crucial for the stability of the entire. our world and the world was counting on the leaders of russia and the u.s. to sort this out together apparently this discussion isn't happening anymore the russian lawmakers have already reacted to donald trump's tweet they said that russia is still open to any such meeting but only on equal terms besides this russian official suggested that mr trump should have been forced to do this by the internal bickering in the u.s. with some in washington using the third straight incident has a pretext earlier on thursday there was something else really adding fuel to the
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fire donald for a lawyer michael colons testimony who admitted that he lied to u.s. officials about the way that donald trump communicated with the russian side during the twenty sixteen presidential campaign before and after the previous u.s. russia presidential summit the american leader was under immense pressure and when the talks were over some people even called him a traitor and the u.s. media have a look at some of the reaction that followed that summit. i don't know where side is the bride and we're side of that is the groom anderson and so we're sort of feels like we're in a wedding you have been watching for have one of the most disgraceful performances by an american president why is president trump putting himself in his along or a ball high stakes scenario at and letting flat in their pool however mr trump's tweet doesn't mean that the president won't meet at all here in buenos addis there will be the g. twenty family photo and all kinds of other events for all the leaders here at the
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summit and now it's completely unpredictable how the leaders are going to look at each other what their handshake is going to be like if it happens and we'll tell you all about it when these things come in. meanwhile there is speculation that trumpet called off of the meeting with putin for a very different reason that is after trump's former lawyer michael cohen pleaded guilty to lying to congress in the russian collusion probe us president had some strong words for colin powell he was convicted of various things unrelated. he was given a fairly low jail sentence and he's a weak person. by being weak i'd like other people that you watch he's a weak person. what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence so he's learning about a project that everybody knew about our. u.s. leader was referring to a scrap project to build a trump tower in moscow earlier the former lawyer said the talks on the project
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ended in january two thousand and sixteen but now he claims it was a lie and that the negotiations continued into june when trump was already the republican presidential nominee and meanwhile u.s. senators including critics of russia are saying that calling off the president's talks was a mistake we just learned from the president and he has announced that he is canceling this meeting with are you happy to hear that. i would have liked him to meet putin and challenge putin. but they have to meet every russian and american leaders since the end of the second world war and during from the second world war which stalin have met repeatedly over to vast number of important issues that need always to be monitored and somehow resolved to keep tensions in check that's a long tradition there now we see people like even menendez saying he should only go there to challenge him and all the others who were crying after helsinki they don't understand what how dangerous the talk is or maybe they do and they don't care which is even more troubling while world leaders prepared to sit down for
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talks at the g twenty summit protesters are taking to the streets of the host city when i. spoke with some of them this is the main plaza where for the past two days some twenty social movements have been holding debates of late has discussions and as you see behind me protests and demonstrations against the g twenty they criticize it for being a summit that promotes big business and imperialism now the mood is certainly one of jovial miss but just a few meters down the road some twenty thousand police officers have been deployed there is big concern that these protests could evolve into violence come friday mid afternoon when a massive demonstration is planned through the city center at the same time the police have warned the protest organizers that they will not tolerate people wearing mosques or carrying out any kind of violence. i'm skeptical because i think all the biggest negotiations they are already made and today it's
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a huge show and they could use the money for other things you feel some tensions here there were demonstrate in the streets if you go freight that there will be. repression against them you'd start trying to pick. what's going to put. a small table of lead there is to try to explain and sold and make some consensus about the global prices but they don't have any clue about how to solve the crisis at the moment in argentina we are live in a big prize the economic we are trying to show the. g. twenty it doesn't belong to the people the government of argentina has been facing almost daily protests over its economic austerity program but what's different this
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time around is that the city center is in lockdown residents of business is have been encouraged to leave the city the public transport is not working and friday has been declared a public holiday policy on t.v. is argentina. the lawyer who defended edward snowden in hong kong has revealed the whistleblower had to flee the city back in two thousand and thirteen due to pressure from chinese authorities former cia employee snowden leaked a vast trove of classified national security agency data on the u.s. government spying operations he fled to hong kong where asylum seekers helped shelter him from the authorities for two weeks russia later granted him asylum and he has lived in this country ever since like robert tibo a former lawyer for edward snowden gave us some exclusive in science on how the whistleblower was hounded by police in hong kong. when mr snowden was in hong
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kong and two thousand and thirteen. it wasn't a situation where the most wanted man on the planet with the world's largest manhunt underway. this is this was not an ordinary situation i literally had minutes. you know once i was instructed by mr snowden to make decisions that would affect his liberty and his life. the greatest fear was that. because hong kong has a history of assisting the u.k. u.s. and extraordinarily rendition people on the whole can government has a history. of allowing mainland chinese security forces to come into hong kong and abductor people and bring them out of the territory and as well which. was not anticipated. government had allowed the sri lankan police to come into hong kong. that time it was mr
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snowden's liberty life were at risk and he required a safe place to stay. the so-called yellow vest movement in france has vowed to hold a further rallies nationwide against rising fuel taxes president emanuel micron is refusing to back down despite two weeks of mass unrest. last saturday's demonstrations led to a standoff with police and there were one hundred thirty arrests more than half of those occurring in paris five officers were injured including one who suffered. the head of a french police union told r.t.
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that officers have not been given the resources they need to deal with the unrest. started the whole montessori into this the police are overseen from the operation room at the headquarters to give orders saying do that go there the situation on the ground might be very different but according to the information we have here everything is correct and the problems happen when management does not understand the risks we are taking on location because they're sitting in their office. i was told an interesting story one location workers willing paving slabs and no one for management and told us to close off the area to prevent the protesters from pulling up those slabs and using them. was those protesters hooligans and criminals people who don't want to abide by the law the inside conflict they're ready to commit crimes on screen the question of
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who they really are i would say they are against society they used in the protest movement is a pretext we heard from a spokesperson for the yellow vests who represented the movement during talks with the french government. we think we are forced to pay taxes saying that this is necessary for they send that letter the same time we do not see what has actually been done here and so does the same situation on other issues i think they put all the problems together and today we see the results of this it does not surprise me it has so many people signed the petition because not everything is good and everyone understands this the problem is how to get across it and the petition has become a way of trying to get explanations from the government. big case of maria a russian woman accused of being an unregistered kremlin agent in america has seen her request. to be moved from solitary confinement rejected by u.s.
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court lawyers are still struggling to prove her innocence and he's daniel harkin spoke exclusively to maria button as father about the efforts to free her. how much do we know right now about the conditions that maria is being held in detention in the united states. for the time being she's being held in federal prison in alexandria in poor conditions she's in solitary confinement and alone so it's a tough regime our family our lawyers and russia's foreign ministry believe she isn't deserving of it. what do you think could be behind this is going to keep on mainly in those conditions. the version being reported in the media is that she passed her lawyers phone number to another inmate but i believe that's just an attempt to pressure her into it a forced admission of guilt. according to some of the latest reports maria may enter some sort of plea bargain with the court before the trial starts all these reports are accurate and if they are do you think the condition she is being held
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in has influenced her decision to enter that bargain. i can't say it's true i don't have any details to make any conclusions but i can say that her lawyers are well qualified people for a long time they've been trying to prove her innocence and i'm sure they will what measures are currently being taken by the russian side to ensure maria's release and return to russia and what more do you think could be done by the russian authorities. different measures are being taken from russia's foreign ministry and the embassy in washington to try and solve these questions human rights groups are also doing everything possible so that maria is treated fairly but if you could send a message to the media to be a thorough tease to the courts involved in this case what would your message be you know. i want to pay my huge respect to the american people maria has never done
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anything wrong in the country her goal was to study and she did so very well and i hope that not only the court but all people who she was going on will come to the right conclusion but i hope they'll be assured that maria is not guilty that she isn't guilty of any wrongdoing or crime she didn't do any harm to the state she respected that much and still respects it. thousands of children in iraq are still recovering from their time growing up in islamic states so called caliphate a year after the terrorist group was defeated the iraqi government released materials showing how the children were indoctrinated.
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weapons as trophies from infidels. how many weapons did they see. where the soldiers. i'm still afraid of because they killed and tortured u.s.
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officials have confirmed that a deadly bombing raid earlier this week in afghanistan's helmand province was carried out by american warplanes this according to local officials thirty civilians were killed along with sixteen taliban fighters there's a young boy was in the area and survived the bombing he is now in a severe condition in the hospital the airstrikes were called in by afghan government forces and their u.s. advisers after they came under fire from the taliban in a compound the afghan government says local forces were not aware of any civilians in the area relatives of the people who died described what happened. but never given out around nine pm the first helicopters circled overhead and then a jet from the house there were thirty people in the family all of them gone one survivor is my nephew he was at my house is the only one who survived the others died a six month old baby among them. my demand to the government is to know why did they
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kill innocent people they didn't do anything wrong. it champions league football match in greece descended into mayhem on wednesday fans of the dutch club i aks had to take cover from flares and a molotov cocktail being thrown by supporters of athens. yet another night of senseless football related violence in europe when the famed dutch club from amsterdam went to the greek capital of eight and to play a local side in the champions league now we've seen violence in the football stands before but this was something on the next level when part of the fans broke onto the pitch and threw molotov cocktail into the way stand. the police when went into that stand and handed out some beating to the traveling
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fans resulting in injuries to some of them and all that after a night of craziness in the streets of athens with the two sets of fans fighting each other and now the u.a.e. the european governing football body said that it will punish those fans involved but here is one problem in such cases usually usa for hands in a find for the club and a disqualification for the travelling fans for the very next game in this case next game is on december twelfth in lisbon portugal and the disciplinary committee will review this case on december thirteenth essentially meaning that the very same fans who threw molotov cocktails in the stadium will have a chance to do it again in lisbon and in this case we're seeing bizarre double standards from you a for let's go back to september twenty seventeen when spartak moscow travelled to slovenia as mario bore flair was thrown on the pitch some scuffles outside the stadium not not really many injured in this case yet immediate ban for the next
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away game for spots are the same story with the serbian side sort of as the red star from belgrade bitch invaded in austria during the champions league qualifier a ban for two games consecutive games away for the fans of red star belgrade but there are cases when these punishments are not applied equally. the club from the. italian capital first they travel to liverpool in april sending one fan into a coma which he still hasn't recovered from later no punishment at all and guess what does it again in october they play c.s.k. moscow at home clashes outside the stadium with one fan reportedly being stabbed again no no sanctions no fire no fan no bans no fines no anything so it all back for a question why are the standards so different if you a fire has this so-called zero tolerance policy towards related violence it should be applied to all sides involved and now we have to wait and see whether eight athens will behave in lisbon in two weeks time let's see russia reporting from
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moscow. the german vice chancellor has called for the e.u. to replace france as a permanent member of the u.n. security council france has held one of the five permanent seats since the organization was created after world war two i realize this will take some convincing in paris but it would be a bold and smart goal to lessen the pain of losing the powerful seat france could become the permanent boss to the united nations the french ambassador to the u.s. has cast doubt over berlin's proposal saying it contradicts the u.n. charter other french lawmakers also objected this comes after the french president emanuel micron and the chancellor angela merkel both called for the creation of an e.u. army earlier this month political analyst alexander adler told us that germany is wrong or to have made its un proposal public. putting together all the europeans in one concept and one mccann ism is nearly impossible wave of germany's had done so
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is exactly opposite to a favorable e.c.u. . using a megaphone diplomacy to soothe to assume old the constraints of germany is one of the most efficient way to course such a question has to be discussed. in public delta very much that such a sharing of european representation in the security council in european institutions can be. created soley by a dialogue between germany and france and doing in doing good so so we vote making the necessary concessions to other europeans is a sure recipe for disaster. it seems that there is a new force in politics cats felines are increasingly being used by politicians to
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soften their image but is it working. expect.
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cats and oddly some jazz tchaikovsky to wrap up the newscast for you to watch much international be back with headlines let's say thirty four and a half minutes stay with us. the fate of julian assange is unclear washington is determined that he sent to the u.s. to face criminal charges most likely under the one nine hundred seventy s. . the british government is more than happy to make this happen even the ecuadorians are in the in the end we are watching unfold in front of our eyes is
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the criminalisation journal. greetings and salutation is. big news out of the united states senate my oct watchers as senators near and far and across party lines voted this past wednesday to advance a measure that would bring to a vote as soon as next week a possible end to the logistical military support the united states has been providing to saudi arabia's brutal and violent campaign inside the war torn country of yemen the yemen war powers resolution sponsored by some others chris murphy mike lee and bernie sanders was a bad by an overwhelming margin of sixty three to thirty seven despite a strong push by the white house to quell the congressional uprising against the
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u.s. as role in the barbaric and tragic war in yemen it war that has now conservatively claimed more than five thousand civilian lives and is led to a massive cholera epidemic that is considered to be the worst cholera epidemic in human history affecting at least a million yemeni men women and children. secretary of state mike pump aoe sounded off in a wall street journal op ed that the saudi regime is a powerful force spur stability in the middle east and warned us all of us that degrading us saudi ties would be a grave mistake for the national security of the u.s. and its allies yeah ya heard me right. dusted off the old vital to national security line that we've heard about one hundred thousand times before to just by just about any bloodcurdling the horrible foreign policy decision that the united states has made since i don't know what world war two. and almost right on cue with the senate vote this week was also news
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that according to reuters saudi arabia will indeed by lockheed martin's fifteen billion dollar missile defense system after aggressive lobbying by the administration to close the deal that included a personal call between president donald trump and the saudi king salomon. adeel let's not forget that congress themselves approved back in two thousand and seventeen because let's not forget my friends that while this recent vote by congress is a positive sign the u.s. elected officials may buy only be standing up to the saudi influence over the us government. we can't forget that that cash that cash is still king on capitol hill and it's the gold that ultimately controls the whims of congress and told that changes we must always be watching the hawks. to. get the. real deal with. as it were to do. what they like you know that i got. with that
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we. would. be. welcome aboard the watching the hawks i am tired robot and time to have a while and joining us today to discuss the political implications of the recent saudi vote and here in the us and beyond us conservative commentator and show favorite steve malzberg he didn't say if thank you guys for having me of good things he's doing you know i mean you may not see eye to eye on a lot of things politically but the saudi u.s. kind of fighter manager relationship going on in regards to yemen is something i think that we can both agree needs to be reevaluated especially given the human catastrophe we're seeing inside the middle east porous country i can we agree than that but at least we need to step back and re-evaluate that relationship well i
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