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this hour's headlines stories russia launches its own criminal investigation into the attempted murder of. the daughter of the former double agent who were both poisoned in the u.k. . seventeen civilians managed to flee the militant controlled district of eastern in syria as the united nations welcomes a ceasefire that's mileage to hold in the city for a week. couple who named donald trump get backlash from relatives and neighbors and say they've been forced to move from their hometown.
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to am in boston five pm in melbourne and nine in the morning right here in moscow welcome to r.t. international my name's union o'neill our top story russia say's it's ready to annoy tory measures against the u.k. after britain expelled twenty three russian diplomats following accusations it was moscow who was behind the poisoning of a former spy his daughter. requested some of the nerve agent said to have been used against the per but didn't get any response from britain it also said it was willing to help with the investigation again no unser moscow has now launched its own criminal case into the attempted murder of. who's a russian citizen even though the british investigation into the poisoning is still ongoing u.k. officials are already turning their words into action jacqueline has been looking
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into. issue threats impose sanctions and cancel your plans to attend the world cup now there's no time to explain the stuff means are made of literally concrete proof full in transparent investigation no time for that the european council isn't hanging around double tough is calling everyone in to discuss what nobody is certain about to put this issue and do your job next. charging forward on the most likely inspired by moscow front no time to be sure even australia is backing teresa mayes compelling case against russia innocent until it gets interesting. and supports the united kingdom and the u.k. defense secretary isn't overly keen on hearing out the difference frankly. should go away. just after that gavin williamson announced forty million pounds will be invested in a new chemical weapons defense center why because russia of course the defense secretary is also going to deliver with anthrax vaccines for troops what does that
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have to do with the script all poisoning no time to explain and it took france no time at all to change its mind on action and they're skeptical and calling it too soon to blame the kremlin paris is set to agree on and impose new sanctions on russia we have firmly condemned the attack which russia conducted on british so the plan is solidarity with the u.k. which apparently includes deliberately avoiding a russian stand at the paris book fair what we are seeing is a whole lot of act first and ask later and frankly we should take more time to find the answers well on friday the british foreign secretary saying it was overwhelmingly likely the poisoning was directed by president putin himself the kremlin described the comment as quote forgivable behavior for a diplomat russia's envoy to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the u.k.'s refusal to work together with moscow is suspicious.
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gloria i want is could get a good based on statements by the head of the british delegation and they regard our proposal on bilateral consultations as an attempt to progress the navy and they urged everybody not to listen to these lies as they say they say russia's intention is to avoid being held accountable but i see it differently and my guess is actually our british friends and partners are just afraid they are afraid that our experts may analyze those samples and they may see some dirty tricks there or something but our british partners don't want this to happen if they don't produce any evidence we will regard that as they have nothing to show and they will be held accountable for slander to. go it's going to put we offered other options if they don't want to talk to us directly we can go through the executive council if we could set up a group of technical experts led by the director general and if they are not happy
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with that they can call a special session but the british are not happy with any of these options yet they can call a meeting of the highest body of the o.p.c. w. and we can address the issue there so they have a number of different options for sure they will not be able to tell where the substance came from this will require dialogue between russia and the u.k. direct or indirect it is there are many ways to go about it we through all of them . so yes when the soviet union collapsed in the early nineties intelligence services took from russia a group of specialists and their documents including veiled mirrors are young of and they continue their work with soviet knowledge and we even know in which countries the work continued good because some of this work was successful and we can find the results openly on nato and e.u. websites. let's bring you to another of our headlines stories now as thousands of civilians flee the militant held enclave of eastern in syria the un special envoy
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to the country has welcomed a brief ceasefire in the district stefan demister an officer in you'd calls for a nationwide suspicion of hostilities broke that meetings have been taking played. in between the russian british and enjoy a shift in the last few days on the out of the engagement came your project. begin the government russian military and for the head to continue largely hall that. they know. that the whole big or be in i believe one good news i'm all very. seventeen thousand people have managed to flee eastern cusa through russia sponsored humanitarian corridors and it's the biggest single exodus since fighting escalated to last me the first to make it to safety were children women the injured
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according to the russian defense ministry they were given basic supplies when they reached the government controlled side of the corridor or yourself they described life under the militants. was. that the militants were living with us next to a harness and inside them they would open in order. the house has to be able to month they would not leave and we did not dare to say get out. you know they fired a dance they didn't want us to escape at all far too because we'll so that we couldn't leave. because we had no food or water. and we could not buy a kilo of flour we were starving we wanted to escape but they wouldn't matter if
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laddie gaster will so they fired at us and half of the people were shot look at our children their feet hungry and without clothes that the militants showed no mercy. i don't remember the last time i ate we didn't have food in our village the militants took everything to humanitarian convoys delivered. eastern to it so was seized by rebels in late twenty twelve and since twenty thirteen has been under siege with the syrian army trying to recap sure the area the assad government has not succeeded in driving the militants into three small pockets regaining control of much of the region despite the advances many civilians there are still living in dire conditions particularly list and author phyllis bennis believes the harling situation goes far beyond the enclaves borders there is no place for them to go the
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country of syria has been decimated by these seven years of war and people have been moved from one place to another looking for safety and not finding it those who have been driven out of the country are finding the gates of other countries closed against them most notably of course the united states which has prohibited refugees coming from syria all together in the context of the so-called muslim benz . that donald trump has imposed but even the countries close are the countries right in the region who are already taking care of hundreds of thousands in some cases more than a million refugees in lebanon for instance is a very small country one out of every four people in that country is now a syrian refugee in jordan where there's over a million refugees but there's simply not enough water available so the humanitarian crisis is is massive on a regional level certainly within syria is the most serious then on the regional
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level and on a global level the syrian refugees are facing a devastating future. this time tomorrow russians will be casting their votes in the presidential election their choice will decide who gets the kremlin's top job for the next six years. saturday though is a day of election silence in which campaigning is stopped and news coverage of the candidates or their amount of festivals is not allowed so until the polls close on sunday evening we won't be able to tell you very much about those vying for the russian presidency but what we can tell you about the people who will be deciding that russia's future so let's meet some of the voters.
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the logo bothering able to we could meet. up for them all to do and for if someone in the government took a look at them if a quarter blew come second so folks who could have sold us the lutenist little bottle. of water from significant. enough food filled with someone else to double dip and when you're sick when you try and leave the borders to full food for the months which i'm sorry you flood there were two of those who. didn't quit for weeks in the computer of a collection a couple should. put into kemal instead of food for enough principle stuff for the those who know flowed to talk cross the will for me not socialist or something else in this like this lovely. the good. news that my so good i would consider my sentiments if you will move the. book months to put me in even. who would put
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a new media teacher in there are so interested in the usual who took love that i would do to mother is good to do you. would need to use the words. to the. visit for them. because those of course who choose to. put in you might choose to. swim was supposed to put under. well we have got special coverage across the election line from red square it starts at eight am moscow time on sunday and continues right through monday we bring you the results as they happen and get reaction on the hour every hour. you know the name donald trump probably isn't a wall new you would expect to find someone called in afghanistan but that's exactly what one couple decided to call their child hoping it might bring some good
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fortune unfortunately the gamble did not pay off they're facing backlash even being driven from their home. oddly or was odd. before my son was born i was reading about donald trump's background and he's policy i thought his policies the best and this made me call my son after. the one or more when i named my son donald trump the behavior of all my family my parents because of pressure i left my village for a couple because france also distanced those of us from the us where did you name your son donald trump who isn't there any other name.
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we are very happy to name our child after the best quality and i hope he will become a politician like don't which i gave my son this name to make him lucky and i hope to see him as smart in mindful as demand will never change. the. much better hair than the original doesn't say well just overall let's take a look at the picture in the country the us campaign against al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan has been ongoing for the past sixteen years it started under george w. bush as part of the so-called war on terror well the latest un report is quite staggering documenting over ten thousand civilian casualties last year alone speaking in the afghan capital on choose the u.s. defense secretary said america is no longer seeking a military solution. we all were he. would keep
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a record so we gave the record so we gave it a military victory the victory will be with the rug that we gave. the taliban will pay a price our military action is also designed to clear the way for sustained comprehensive and relentless operations to drive them out and bring them to justice the truth is this is not really about actually recognizing. the senselessness of this for what it's actually about from the point of view of the us is trying to recruit the taliban as a proxy spoiler for the growing regional integration involving china pakistan and afghanistan and stabilisation that's going on the afghan government since the mid two thousand has been getting closer and closer to china economically and since the end of last year militarily as well the objectives always been to keep afghanistan destabilized we. basically in the pocket of the us and dependent on the
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us for security and so. they waging the war was one means of doing that and now there's this chinese pakistani peace initiative that's threatening the war seriously aiming at bringing stability to the country. seventeen minutes past nine am this saturday morning here in moscow we're taking a short break but when we come back one of america's biggest corporate fraud scandals in years how's dragged in some big names including the defense secretary we get into the in ninety seconds or so. they put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to
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be president and you. want to. have to go on to be press this is what before three of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the water. the good and the bad you need capitalism to work both winners and losers you can't bail out every single bank that gets into trouble you can't bail out. these free money you gotta let the system weed out the losers otherwise you end up with you know a state controlled state maintained price fixing regime by the state that resembles all failed such experiments of the us why not just let the free market be the free market.
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you're back with our international let's start again stateside we're on a murray can multi billion dollar health care company linked to the us defense secretary is embroiled in a must of fraud scandal the firm called third the us promise to make blood test cheaper and faster but is now accused of defrauding investors to the tune of seven hundred million dollars by making false claims about its products contracts under earnings third else was founded in two thousand and four by elizabeth holmes when she was just nineteen after she developed a drugs pouch to administer doses based on blood type the firm then moved into diagnosis claiming it's simple blood test could be used to detect all money or of
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conditions except it didn't work but the rapid rise of third attracted big names to the board. and reports secretary of defense james mattis has more than america's would be enemies to worry about he's caught up in a lobbying scandal for blood testing machines elizabeth home c.e.o. of tech company there are a known nk was. with fraud by the security exchange commission and forced to pay five hundred thousand dollars for lying to investors through our nose had promised cheap and fast blood testing using a new app we'd like to see a world in which every person gets access to this type of basic testing and the types of tests that are done are ones that provide insight into the onset of disease in time to do something about it but it was all a scam instead of using cutting edge technology it used old fam some equipment and even lowered its prices to appeal to investors and that wasn't the only way holmes brought in clients he also had some political clout secretary of defense james
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madison sat on the board of directors and unwittingly turned out to be instrumental in negotiating with the department of defense in two thousand and fifteen wall street journal first revealed the issues however mattis wasn't convinced serranos had demonstrated a commitment to investing and developing technologies that could make a difference in people's lives including for the severely wounded and ill i had quickly seen tremendous potential of the technologies the runnels develops and i have the greatest respect for the company's mission and integrity when a military regulatory expert had some questions about it maddux wrote this in an email. i have tried to get this device tested in theater asap legally and ethically this appears to be relatively straightforward yet we are a year into this and not yet deployed when it all turned out to be a sham holmes got into legal trouble but now this still sits comfortably as the secretary of defense samir khan r.t. washington d.c.
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. hard work never harmed anyone is how the saying goes but that's not the case for one french baker he's been following three fellows and euro for refusing to take a day off. in . my first year i worked in july and august seven days per week with special permission in the second year the bakers union prohibited me from continuing but i decided to work seven days anyway in july and august because my customers and the tourists asked me to i didn't think this would be such a big deal i got a letter from the administration saying i owed them three thousand euros which is
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not a small fine for me. in. the tourist area it seems to sun so that the business can open every day during the summer there's nothing worse than closed shops when there are tourists. in. our towns getting more touristic and it's annoying that people who arrive here for quick ation can get fresh bread whenever they want i don't understand why we don't have the right to have a bakery that works every day and i think that a fine of three thousand euros is too big that's why i launched the petition and the majority of people signed immediately. what i think about this story is the people who just want to work at being punished but they're only doing it for other people but there are a lot of people here and some and so there are a lot of small businesses as well but want to help them. it's stupid that we can't do what we want in our own stores it seems like in france
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when you're willing to work your shame when you're doing a job that you love and i don't see why it should be a problem to work five six or seven days. and also. well those by gets from here county and now it's being called the most secretive vault in the world next we take you inside it part of our documentary be black box of the art business is after this but if you're watching us from the u.k. or aren't it's time for the one and only larry king way. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers available to us but there was one more question and by the way who's going to be our coach. guys i know you on the us he's
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a huge star among us and a huge amount of pressure come out you have to go meet the center of the problem here with you and we will show the great game the greatest good you are the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need you to get the ball in going let's go. a low as i want to you know and i'm really happy to join that to for the two thousand and three and world cup in russia meet the special one was also appreciate me to just let the reader be auty team's latest edition to make up as we go so i need to just say look. with no make this manufactured consensus and student of public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the financial
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merry go round to listen to the one percent of. the time we can all middle of the room sick. from the real needs. work. m.f.m. five folks human rights music notion of the example of young men who see you do so in genocide who are there going gone then just look who is some porting who american them british and the number of all the european countries they are a very generous didn't lend their support to the aggressor so what kind of human blood is sad in which to live a million children a woman does not tell some. little
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boy off selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that still. produce offspring to tell you that stuff because of the public but i shall feel most important today. off the bad guys and tell me you are not cool enough and let's fight their product. all the hawks that we along with all will watch. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. most somewhat want to be rich . and should like to be close to see what before three in the morning can't be good . i'm interested always in the waters of the how. things should.
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the most expensive fish in the world each one is selling for tens of thousands of euros it continues to grow its entire life if it was thirty years old you might have a two ton fish out there and yet they don't get that big today because we're way too good at catching. it's only women and set off a much larger mission was once there that was much more widely distributed we have politicians that are in office for a few years they have to get reelected everything is very very short term our system is not suited and is not geared for long term survival and that's why we have the catastrophes.
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in the heart of the swiss. the shores of lake geneva. in the land of banks and discretion you will discover the most secretive place in switzerland. in the middle of a warehouse complex a stone's throw from the border with france the geneva freeport. watched by surveillance cameras and surrounded by barbed wire fences this complex is traditionally a custom zone where merchandise is stored before being exported abroad. but today it has become a permanent storage site with sixty thousand square meters of space rented by the city of geneva to transporters or to private individuals to safeguard their assets . behind these anonymous double locked doors there is gold and diamonds.
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it is also the largest wine cellar in the world with three million bottles laid to rest. bottles worth five hundred thousand two thousand dollars quietly maturing and gaining in value at a constant temperature and humidity. these buildings are earthquake and the doors resistant to explosives. and to protect these treasures from fire a special room houses hundreds of extinguishers that can be activated at any moment . another reason the freeport take so many precautions is because behind its gates best priceless works of art thought to be worth tens of billions of dollars it's perhaps the world's largest museum but a museum no one can visit.


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