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the week after that those are bubbles of the secular collapse and ultimately when the everything collapses then we have the realisation that the economy die in 2008 we just haven't buried it yet. there's no freedom of speech in the european parliament anymore and i made claims he was silenced during a heated exchange in the european parliament for daring to question the transparency of the global chemical weapons watchdog over its investigation. in syria we speak to. sure. wouldn't be afraid to have. police in the u.k.
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smash their way into the house of a who had passed through a cold country on his way home or in team in a hotel at his own expense. translators fear that will make them quote pay with their blood after u.s. and nato troops are pulled out of afghanistan we hear from one former who thinks it shameful his colleagues are being. killed actually at the core of the ends of the safety and security of europe and america leading them behind. the north. welcome to our to international my names you know neal and 30 minutes of news and views started on. a recent. european union parliamentary session descended into
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chaos when one m.e.p. claimed he was being silenced the politician says he was muted for daring to question the transparency of the global chemical weapons watchdog and its investigation into an attack in syria. by you we do not heed cause from. international figures to meet with all the investigators are you going to investigate on aspects in a transparent manner there is no peace with fake news and i would like to apologize to the director general of the a p c w for what he has just said i cannot accept that you can call into question the work of an international organization there is no freedom of speech mean that allowed in the european parliament any more or whenever you know you don't have the floor i missed what he said committee should to keep its own use is a very popular term. in europe and the us. uses almost like you know like i decided i said the president said i think.
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we should. start wars through well she's dead right to start wars and when did they do but to use. it was used at that time by the us france and relocate to illegally bomb syria so that was. causing war and what the 1st likely stated was a quarter to either side and say if war is to be started by and i didn't say peace could be started but we want to troops and we want peace. the matter under discussion was the alleged use of chemical weapons and you know this video is reported to show the aftermath it was widely circulated about time although some sources alleged it was staged despite syria during any involvement a number of western countries immediately blamed for the attack carried out missile strikes in response well while the opi c.w.
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concluded the attack did take place and leaks from whistleblowers inside the organization say crucial evidence was omitted included an internal document saying the chlorine cylinders were placed at the scene not dropped from the air which. been a key factor in apportioning blame on syria the other leak it discloses that most of the investigators working on the ground where excluded from discussions on the final report mick wallace again thinks if the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons had nothing to hide it wouldn't have turned a blind eye to the whistleblowers revelation your p.c. don't them can be biting into nice a lot of musicians that can help the demise of to use chemical weapons o.p.c. don't do has to read a bit and write down it looks like to do the right the director general of the l.c. job little or no notice it looks like at least to a lot of west there is
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a if earned under our ears i was listening tonight and if they hadn't behaved well and they have this whole episode where they had nothing to fear nor has a shit who has nothing to hide and is sure that they are telling the suit would be afraid to have an investigation and if they refused to have a transparent investigation into this whole matter it actually emphasize story against. police in the u.k. how smush their way into the home of a man who broke the country strict quarantine rules after returning from abroad matthew owens refused to isolate in a hotel at his own cost after travelling through a so-called red list country this video shows the moment police entered his heart. i didn't tell you what you were in your ad for agreed to pay for it maggie lake
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thank you for a lot of your having seen it a designated how when instructed to do so now when the police came to the door they said they do not need the water to construe my home they came through the address on the rest of me on the wrong name for a start which is absolutely ridiculous how police can contribute or without a warrant probably going to arrest me on the wrong name. it's just you know it's absolutely above and beyond all to the tame me when i was 2 days into i sleep in a home where the stipulates of the will be on the passenger locates a form how does it make any sense that take me out of that and bottom lines and then keep me is basically a glorified there's no i left this crunch in the 1st place because of the the u.k. government failed the people and i'll terribly the on the the situation when mr owens had flown back from bahrain transiting through frankfurt before ending his journey in manchester abu dhabi is in the united arab emirates which is on the u.k.'s red list to prevent new covert strains being brought into the country the government has ruled anyone returning from
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a red list country has to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel on arrival and pay almost 2000 pounds for the privilege mr owens believes however the quarantine conditions are not as safe as you might think. you're treated like. an animal almost you get your meals delivered every day when the not on the door and then they just leave your food on the floor for you to open the door and just be you know pick your food up off the floor the big thing for me is the because the on taken you know extreme measures were put in place to detain me in the video and bring me here so out expect that to be matched by age seem precautions taken and the not there for the stuff that i've got the contract for this for these kinds of hotels the only p.p. the web is a must have got pictures of some of them not even when the droplets open if their nose and i've even got pictures of ones i haven't even got over the mouth in my case in particular literally 4 to abu dhabi i'm still an international grounds i
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haven't gained immigration of literally just been transferred through on top of everyone's got to produce a negative test to be a not it or no one could just walk into an airport you've got to go for the bits to get a procedure even in front of it i have to produce my boarding pass on my part and to locate the phone but set up the i actually called the consulate and gone through the procedure to try and get the voice recordings of the device but ultimately i was told anyway in manchester or advice or not the onus is on the trouble and so if that's the case then obviously so be it but the events that happened off that are just you know it's ludicrous. the mineral water brand evian has made a splash over a tweet encouraging people to drink more water pretty innocuous stuff the issue being the post of the verge on the 1st day of the islam equality of ramadan when eating and drinking periods are limited the french company has apologized for the timing of the ad unfelt lead to further criticism with many accusing it of bowing
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to walk pressure picking up the story short of devinsky. do you really me this is perhaps nothing more than a. something to quench your thirst with the ground everyone has found itself in some very hot water here in france being accused of everything is a little a phobia to being a victim of intellectual terrorism and it started with a tweet it seems and this isn't enough rowing to retreat if you've had a liter of router i don't necessarily even say water i mean you're supposed to drink 2 meters a day but new mystery mind of a staple for human life was put at all 1st day of ramadan a festival with muslims for eating and drinking during daylight hours the reaction king's week unfold sed. i have to explain to my mother how it is normal for everyone to tweet about water even during ramadan because she thinks they are
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islamophobia you know it's ramadan you're abusing if you issued an apology to coors in the offense and said that the purest most common disease but not any so if you even sinking even deeper into controversy. i would never buy evian again inadmissible to apologize it's basically a cool health message and yet you have to apologize if in 2021 ask you who drinks what i since provoked you should have a consultation. every umbrella under touch for advertising water on ramadan day for some islamists muslim festival should be imposed on everyone well no let's stop this madness soon was it means tree to exult is a long way off through here in paris people with the best food boy that allegation . for me no i saw the controversy i saw the to eat frankly i think it could be
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quincy adams in my opinion there was no bad intention and they deleted the tweet to avoid unnecessary control the city but not at all because they felt guilty. for me it's not a slam a for b. i don't understand it like that for me would denigrate a strong want to say look at her she still veiled for me that islam a full big. him or madonna when i'm doing my ramadan i know where start in the morning and it goes on until the evening i don't eat i don't drink it has nothing to do with business or anyone else if someone tweets like this i don't care what many muslims also took to twitter to say that they didn't think that tweet by everyone was. leading so to question the way that any muslim had indeed been left insulted by evian or if somehow this whole story was the result of a when. they were playing it rather see so much even ski or t. harris. afghan translators who help western forces in afghanistan claim
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they will pay with their blood when u.s. and nato troops are pulled out of the country reported to happen by mid september a former afghan translator for the british army shared his concerns with r.t. . i think the ministry of defense on the u.k. government as a whole are forgetting that pent up this or key assets off the the 18 year long military mission in afghanistan and leaving them behind and forgetting them is is putting them at that risk afghanistan is a very dangerous on hostile land in central asia so the trip and the shadow affair and insecurity that exists there was certainly affect the lives of those interrupt us who work for the british forces in afghanistan over the years the u.k. is that hundreds of interpreters who work for the british army settle in britain
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but critics say many who ought to be eligible for the scheme are being denied the child's u.s. president joe biden announced the role by september 11th of american troops from afghanistan this week translators who helped them over the years they will be left to the mercy of taliban militants who have branded them traitors and legitimate targets in again so as many workers have been left traumatized. i am regularly in touch with afghan on top of us who are searching for the british army and there are still stuck in afghanistan and they are not aware of their future they are living in trauma unfair every day not knowing what could happen tomorrow or next day to them so the situation is very risky for and with us in afghanistan analysts separate us government acts quickly on introduces an inclusive scheme that allows all untapped artists to relocate to the u.k. the situation will not be resolved our part of the international. missions
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objective in afghanistan was to secure europe on american borders from the threat of terrorism so afghans who joined the international forces on the world doesn't tap without us alongside these forces they are actually the core to the ends of the safety and the security of europe and america leaving them behind is the north's way off more ality on and on human. delay than the programs see colbert child's face looking back seen roll large in europe a scene travel agents offering vaccine vacations to russia we'll take a closer look at the pretty.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. very dramatic development only. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical.
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talk. the czech republic will face consequences after a prior. to it was expelling 18 russian diplomats the czech republic is blaming russia for a huge ammunition explosion in 2014 explaining more to be earlier r t. well it's been a tough week for diplomacy and more generally a period of increasing tensions 1st off that the u.s. would be expelling 10 russian diplomats for alleged election interference then poland for sport and sent back to moscow 3 russians now its neighbor the czech republic has followed suit. 18 russian diplomats to leave check soil within 48 hours the czech republic will expel 18 employees of the russian
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embassy there is a reasonable suspicion of the involvement of officers of the russian secret service the g.r.u. in the explosions at the ammunition depot. so check intelligence claims that it has evidence that those 18 russians were somehow involved in the tragic explosion that happened on checks in 2014 now just quickly that explosion claiming 2 lives took place at a military ammunitions. is located around $330.00 from to southeast of the capital prague now would support around 10000 kilograms of ammunition including medium range missiles were kept for years at the corps has remained unknown though one point a version was floated around that negligence at the site was to blame now though almost 7 years on the czech republic has apparently determined that moscow is behind it why it's taken so long to reach that conclusion or indeed the fact that the investigation is still technically ongoing was not something that was touched
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upon in that announcement what's made the story even more entangled you could say and this is the part that the media has really seized upon is that right after that expulsion was announced a photo was put out of 2 russian nationals and i'm told about alexander petrov on the share of the names might ring a bell indeed the british accuse these 2 of attempting to poison. and his tool to use in fact. 2018 with that nerve agent not a child would of course remember that this caused a diplomatic firestorm as well as a media frenzy now the connection between these 2 men and the 2014 explosion czech republic has not been made or at least it's not been stated publicly but we do know that the police are actively looking for them and they say that they were spotted in check territory in the days leading up to the event as for where this might lead to while the czech interior minister said that sadly this will damage bilateral
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ties he also said that the country now finds itself in a similar position to that of the u.k. following the script case as the moscow house of want of consequences it's clearly increasingly frustrated by recent events there are a number of unanswered questions unclear moments in the story that might be explained in the coming days but like i said really this is been a week where day by day diplomacy has been put under more and more strain. always a pleasure to welcome onto the program political analyst dimitri babich for his take good to see you to me treat is yes i see you incidence this move by the czech republic comes just days after the u.s. imposed sweeping restrictions on moscow over alleged harmful activities. well yes indeed i mean it's interesting because just you know in one d. the czech foreign minister young how much work was expected in malta call he was
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expected to come here to agree or on the purchase of a. vaccine for europe or the czech republic let me remind you of the czech president resentment is considered to be so far. all bernoulli or badly expressed sympathy for the idea or the russian big scene now of all. the president has to. be patriotic so that the prime minister bobbie says that you know the president is behind him in your mind in explanations from russia on what happened. but you know what is very strange is that immediately it. which is the western so-called investigative group with quite open connections to all western special services immediately betting can
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set something like oh when you if you know this is well known they know the russians also killed. them gary in arms trader who was going to buy weapons for you. i mean depo in the czech republic well if they knew all so much why didn't they reveal it before and that in general it looks like they were looking for some pretext to spoil their relations between russia and the czech republic between russia and the e.u. so they looked up today a register and suddenly they saw that probably these 2 men actually visited the czech republic at the time of the expulsion so 4 years after salzburg some people and decided to start laying out this story and of course the czech intelligence services were only happy to oblige that's quite a twist. to the russian citizens alexander petroff and respond by sheer off
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a checklist say they're looking for what it what is your take on the aspect. well basically let me remind you that the whole story and sold very is very murky i mean if you're going to scream pile and serious group i'll never. appeared before the journalists we actually never saw them. under in questions you know we never saw charities people even on camera when we saw you want to scream it was obvious that she was reading a statement from which was not written by her it was clear that it was a transformation from english into russian where she said. you're not on basically to return to russia which is a range because she still has a real family just her father you know moved to the u.k. after he was a he was exposed as
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a british agent. it's not you know it's never explained why here again you list the public would not explain themselves and talk to journalists and then please be sure to the bargain it may be it just you know to prove that they do exist and that the where is or isn't and it was not an invention of someone they just disappear and they have never seen them this is a very strange story when the victims disappear and the other strange aspect of barter their souls various stories that 2 persons were poisoned and one of them was killed a full month after petroff and bashir up and left the p.c. in a completely different tone in the u.k. so how could these deadly while that they somehow left supposedly left. how could it not be it wasn't there in the whole body remember what their future peroration
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the british police and special services had that and then in 4 months in books out in another town and poisons other people and now we have these bizarre story. in the czech republic where basically the only the only kind of a lot trickle sequence of events that. are wrong there check is that these 2 people wearing the czech republic at the time of the export in which 2 people accidentally germany just to briefly touch on relations on a geopolitical level know probably going to moscow what's the situation going to be like between the. well traditionally we've had good relations you know in the czech republic there are fewer actually traditionally there were fewer rules for forbes than in poland and in other east european countries russia you know account to check the checks to fight for their independence on many occasions you know their product was liberated from german forces with the help of or soviet or the
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soviet army in 1905 so traditionally relations were good even better definitely better than with poland even after the soviet period. in the last few years it was obvious that there were some russia for big elements in their czech intelligence services the kept in story symbolic russians in russian intelligence. in the in the czech republic there are several scandals about you know czech agents in moscow or there was a journalist who was arrested on suspicion or corporation with a check security services and so relations between the congress are good very late our relations with the czech intelligence service are not very good or yeah we will wait to see what way this turns out to me tree thank you as all of us for giving us that insight into a lot of issues surrounding it to be true bob its political analyst live on the
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program. global tourism crippled by the pandemic is scrambling for ways to get travel started again some agencies are hoping to turn a crisis into an opportunity by offering vaccine vacations and russia is among the most popular destinations. they stink today we have around 80 people in moscow who if they want to can be vaccinated tomorrow and fly back on sunday we expect now every week the same quantity so long as the vaccines in germany escape us. i have no fears because it's a recommended vaccination from the w.h.o. it has a good international reputation so from the outset i have no concerns. i
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want to receive the vaccine myself quicker than we would get it in germany as a 19 year old i would receive it to foster late and my father is in a triscuit patient and i'm doing it for him actually because i want to protect my family and i don't want to bring in the forest home the i think i'm ok i would probably get my turn at the end of the year and i don't want to wait that long and i had other options such as serbia israel iraq and the united states but all fell away for various reasons so this was the best offer.
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of a reminder for up to the minute developments this weekend our twitter page has you covered you will not be bored there i promise you i'm you know this is. the world is. shaped by. the day. thinks. we dare to ask. why the pandemic no certainly no borders and just bought into nationalities.
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has emerged little time with the we don't look back seem the whole world needs to be. judged as comedy clubs to sleep disturbances. we can do better we should. everyone is contributing each of our own way but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever the challenges create the response has been masked so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we are in it together.
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i mashonaland see and we're going underground for another lockdown edition of solidarity is expressed all around the world with palestinian prisoners allegedly detained by israel by the e.u. u.k. and us in violation of international law this all under the shadow of the global growth of ours pandemic in part 2 we go to northern ireland to investigate why the 23rd anniversary of the good friday agreement was accompanied by nearly 90 injured u.k. security forces but 1st joining me now from heifer in israel is israeli dissident a story and an author professor. thank you so much alive for coming back on i mean you're known globally for your work on the middle east your your work with no i'm trying to ski on gaza on palestinian prisoner day gaza's been called the largest open air prison in the world is everyone there a prisoner. in many ways not only you know you're not big on.

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