was. it really. was very much was made out of that was really. a. poor job. the russian foreign ministry is angered by the b.b.c. saying its work smacks of cynicism that often leaked messages from one of the organizations reporters says her editor her editors arrived for blood and their attempts to find any links between the kremlin and the yellow best movement in front. also to come to reason may rejects calls for
a second breaks referendum amid reports some in her own cabinet are profiting to force another vote and not three fashion giant prada is accused of racism after selling figurines with the speaker the issue. how can such a big brand nowadays when divesting such a big issue get it completely wrong when you let people determine what's up to the masses you're looking for censorship you're looking for the stifling creativity. a welcome just gone five pm here in moscow you're watching international in our top story this hour the russian foreign ministry has lashed ash the b.b.c. calling it cynical after messages were leaked from a correspondent looking into possible connections between moscow and the yellow vest movement in france and one of the reporters messages it is claimed her editors were quote out for blood. well maybe some russian business is capitalizing greatly
on the protests maybe the protesters eating cutlass or mass maybe the far right to ring leaders there i'm looking for angles yes the editors demand some blood but that messages were published by russian variant of a sting news agency comes just a week after a number of media outlets alleged that russian bought saw automated accounts where helping to fuel the youngest seen on the streets of france the french authorities have launched an investigation into those claims the b.b.c. has told r.t. it was reasonable for its news team to look into a potential connection in light of the french government own statement on this possibility as the french foreign ministry had spoken publicly about media reports of a possible russian influence in the protests it was perfectly reasonable for a correspondent to raise the subject however in the end her reports made no mention of a possible connection with russia at all we stand by our impartial independent journalism
we also asked b.b.c. russia if it is still looking for connections between moscow and the french protests and whether the correspondent was under pressure to pursue that particular angle but it declined to comment the russian foreign ministry meanwhile has criticised the b.b.c. using it of acting with cynicism the cynicism of journalists is amazin we're talking about a company that has propagated all its life an unbiased and then dependent approach and this professionalism is the epitome of the media world i have a question for this very british regulators of the media space and the public how do they evaluate this kind of compilation of the fact that employees of their television and radio companies are doing what we went on to the streets of paris who asked people there if they thought the russians were somehow interfering. everything is possible nowadays. you are jammed until advocate i am under now i know of course they are not behind none are mine they say their actions are
behind their us presidency as well so you know know of some of course not about them but we've also asked for now for a comment from a number of journalism grapes take we spoke to journalist john white who thinks trying to link russia to the french process is an insult to the demonstrators the idea that russia is behind everything that's going wrong across the west and clearly there are multiple crises that having go through waste is preposterous and it's also an insult to the masses of the people who are couper expressing their anger and their resistance to the city a school without a center for law for tickets for breaks and twenty sixteen or voting for donald trump as u.s. president and twenty sixteen or the thousands of people who've been coming on to the streets of paris and all over france is usually the yellow vests in recent weeks and what the of refusing to do is confront a system that is collapsing around their feet and it clearly sure is that these people continue to exist in a bubble of unreality and pair vs to the consequences of the system that has been
designed in fashion than their interests. british prime minister to reason may look set to face yet another turbulent week an office over breaks it because members of her own cabinet are said to be processing a second referendum former p.m.'s john major and tony blair tony blair those publicly voicing support for another vote. the does so far be rejected by downing street or correspondent as the latest book of a second referendum appears to be getting more serious and because it's not just coming from the opposition parties apparently it's coming from to reason may's own team over the weekend reports have emerged the cabinet has split into two opposing camps one which along with her chief of staff is now reportedly mulling the idea of letting parliament decide on whether there should be a second referendum to potentially reverse brags that and the other camp of prone
leavers who are adamantly against this plan now the prime minister herself has been attempting to crochet all these various rumors and especially talk of a second referendum in fact her spokesperson has just denied just rules but then again her spokesperson did deny the cancellation of the parliamentary vote on her brags that deal last week immediately before it was cancelled so make of that denials what you will now one of the people dead keen to reverse brags and to have a second referendum tony blair the former labor prime minister and he's been getting much more vocal about it on friday he did a whole load of interviews advocating for a second vote in criticising to reason may's bragg's it deal but the prime minister isn't very happy about it take a listen to the levels of animosity between the former labor prime minister and the current conservative one dismissing to be. having this conversation a year or two they would say to me you know it's never going to happen another
referendum now people are saying you know we'll. could it really happen i need to get the european leaders to the next stage which is to realise the probability is it's going to happen and they've got to prepare for it there are too many people who want to subvert the process for their own political interest rather than acting in the national interest for tony blair to go to brussels and seek to undermine our negotiations by advocating for a second referendum is an insult to the office he once held and the people he once served are remain determined to see that happen i will not lead to british people down now that type of rhetoric is rather unusual for to resume a it's not normally her style to be that confrontational but tony blair's behavior has evidently rubbed terror up the wrong way but in a way that spot with tony blair has provided for her a bit of a distraction from the chaos seemingly taking place in her own cabinet team right now in terms of where we are with her brags that deal what it looks dead in the
water rates again after her renegotiation late last week and grass holes totally failed and unless she pulls a bragg's rabbit out of her santas hat it looks like parliament is still expected to vote down the deal that she brings back to parliament after christmas which leaves the u.k. perilously close to a no deal bragg's it which is why we've got this rumor mill in overdrive talking about what potential options there could be once parliament rejects to resume may's deal and yet on the surface all that talk of potentially there being a second referendum or parliament getting to choose what the next options are that's all being played down officially but behind the scenes the rumor is that all the options on now on the table i have to say the festive period is normally pretty quiet when it comes to news hacks but the media is having
a field day with everything that's taking place right now in the political uncertainty. all the rumors all the plotting behind the minister's backs that's very good for the media they're having a jolly good time writing about all the various options taking place and really as you make your way through westminster you see all the leaves side the remains side everybody's got a few protesters out in front of parliament waving their flags advocating their positions and there is a sense that right now the situation is very much up in the air. the canadian prime minister justin trudeau expressed concern over two canadians detained in china last week saying his government is taking the situation very seriously he says the risks are politically motivated resulting from canada being caught up in the ongoing trade war between beijing and washington where two largest economies of the world china and the united states start picking
a fight with each other the escalating trade war between them is going to have all sorts of unintended consequences on potentially on the entire global economy so we're very worried about the rest of canadians are michael corby a former diplomatic use of breaking china's n.g.o.s law and also michael speicher i'm an entrepreneur with senior contacts in north korea including kim jong un china arrested them citing alleged activities harmful to national security that was right after the c.f.o. of chinese smartphone maker huawei was detained in canada the request of america. picks up the story pequot on the high flying chinese executive arrest her encounters and outrage her home nations claim it's at the request of the u.s. grant her an eye watering bail throw in a threat of extradition see china then arrest two canadians in retaliation and all that was potentially the biggest trade deal the world's ever seen is being hammered
out by two of the vested parties washington and beijing complicated. isn't it well let's try and break it down starting with those two canadian nationals german night and citizens michael coverage and michael's paiva a suspect it's often gaijin an activity that endangered the national security of the people's republic of china china had to warned of the coming retaliation with beijing following grave consequences that come into if the wall way c.f.i. was not released but as countess big brother has rushed to its defense the arm off of the tension of two canadian citizens is unacceptable that they ought to be returned the united states has stood for that whether there are citizens or citizens of other countries whether this washington fits in the picture one show was arrested not because of something she did personally but because the u.s. thinks the company was trying to evade the american embargo against iran extradition to the u.s. is on the menu mung and others are alleged to have put financial institutions at
risk of criminal and civil liability in the united states by deceiving those institutions as to the nature and extent of while he's business in iran but the snag many major financial companies think looting america's own j.p. morgan had to pay hefty fines for violating u.s. sanctions in the past yet we've never seen their execs being thrown into custody making the case a wild card but it's trying to seem to suggest the rule of law company puts the side when it comes to making money. if i think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made i would certainly intervene if i thought it was necessary but it seems the man in the oval office is getting the concessions he wanted because beijing has now announced the suspension of tariff hikes on the u.s. the rest of the two canadians definitely tied the arrest mangalam jew there's no doubt about that timing of the arrest was it would have been extreme he says.
specious otherwise because right now the chinese and the americans are involved in very delicate trade negotiations they have done nothing to the us right now they continue to talk so it will make canada the example. of this situation a warning to other countries who may be that may be tempted to follow. american extradition demands i think the chinese reaction will be slow and very well thought out when it comes to united states. and other news tonight italian fashion house prada has pulled a range of accessories featuring monkey like figurines over allegations of racism. or people online called out the fashion house for not seeing a strong resemblance to racist caricature was of black people prada though has
since apologized saying it never intended to cause offense. the problem ali are fantasy charms their imaginary creatures not intending to have any reference to the real world and certainly not blackface prada group never had the intention of offending anyone and we have who are all forms of racism embraces imagery with fashion giants getting embroiled in ever more scandals as people accuse them of being tone deaf to diversity racism and also body image we put the issue up at the bank. i faint proud to call it completely wrong there it's quite obvious to made to. put up with a black face and big red lips it's pretty obvious lookin back for any any person of ethnic origin to especially a black person to see that i think prada has made it perfectly clear that they had no intention of presenting this says as any kind of racist message or or
blackface says it's come to be commonly called when i first saw that image myself i didn't think straight away to the minstrel show so i think how can you how can such a big brand nowadays when divesting such a big get it completely wrong to save or to think that a company of that size and that reputation would purposely go out and make these little figurines that would purposely a fan or mock a race of people you'd have to be out of your mind to believe in freedom of speech and freedom of creativity and have a should be done taking into consideration people's feelings when you let people determine what's offensive to the masses you're looking for censorship you're looking for the stifling of creativity they go hand in hand watching international sales comfy this outtake gas and water cannons being deployed by police in brussels
as thousands protested against a new migration deal we'll have a look at the details on that stuff. when else truths seem wrong. why don't we just don't call. me old yet to seep out these days come to africa. and in detroit because betrayal. when something you find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground . what holds if you should. put themselves on the. big get accepted or rejected.
of the protesters that tried to enter key buildings and police responded with water cannon and to gas to push them back the demonstration comes in the same week that belgium signed up to a un migration deal that document was agreed by more than one hundred sixty un member states last monday and it aims to find a common global approach to migration but critics say it will limit the ability of countries to shape their own migration policy. banning rap concerts is not the way to tackle the potentially bad influence of lyrics that's according to vladimir putin he was reacting to a recent spate of hip hop gigs being shut down by the authorities in russia. looks at live rap music is generating tibet. question what's going on in this video.
this guy's called husky his gig got canceled he got on top of the car and started rapping his rhymes out no mike needed the fans were loving it ok have a guess what happened next. he was grabbed by the cops spend a few days behind bars but charges of starting an unsanctioned gathering of people were eventually dropped welcome to the world of russian showbiz and late twenty eight seeing the young hip hoppers corner of it soon. it was.
some of these videos get more clicks on you tube than the number of people in this country gigs have been cancelled in places from here all the way to here reasons in one case a watchdog suddenly realized the venue's hygiene and condition wasn't good enough or any of your local officials said that the rejected rappers songs may deal probable blow to the moral and ethical values of the more than society and perm a band was reportedly told to vanish from the city all together and it all got to the point when even the busy man who's got more than ninety nine problems said that a gig ain't one explicitly stalking and banning these artists is the least effective way one can come up. with to address certain issues such methods would
only produce the opposite effect drugs raise the most concern naturally since they are the surest way to nations to trying it don't millions of teens listen to this kind of music probably quite a few million and drugs and all that dirty language won't be music to the ears of their parents so adults only or eighteen plus tags should be mandatory for most of these gigs but bang i'm all together come on the smartphone generation will always find a way to hear the rhymes they want to hear plus check out some of the carmine's under huskies videos never listen to her ski before but if the russian prosecution service insists i will start doing it now franks never thought husky was so cool thank you police for sharing informed such a talented artist and i guess when it comes to hip hop as we know it winds on drugs will probably never find themselves out of tune with the rappers. in
a prank they're now finally intelligence agencies are designed to protect their countries from potential threats and newly declassified it cia documents show project from the one nine hundred sixty s. was willing to explore some fairly off the wall if not g.b.s. methods. the specific game over the research program was to examine the possibility of controlling the behavior of a dog in an open field by means of remotely triggering electrical stimulation of the brain.
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continues all day with our students in the schools. we are just continually bathing our citizens in this microwave radiation it is certainly electro small and it's getting worse. and sophie shevardnadze the u.s. china trade war seems to be a burdett for the time being but will the truce last while i ask robert manning former advisor to the us government and a participant of the twenty eight hundred m. attack international conference. as the global trade between the u.s. and china is pushed on hoped the parties stay poised for the next round in talks
with the saw it showing any real desire for major concessions what will the washington beijing standoff leads to world powers how will it continue to trade conflict between economic giants impact on the rest of the worlds. and chemical mix have a military. robert manning great to have you with us on this program my pleasure right so after the g. twenty summit president an incredible deal with china has been made now the chinese they announced rolling back some tariffs and they're being ready for another round of talks but they're not giving any specific details out do you think the deal is really that incredible as trump says it is. despite the fact that trump said it might be true. and i think that this was worked out for the g. twenty by various cabinet officials. and i think we're starting to see the
chinese announced. purchases of more agricultural goods i suspect you will see them also announced purchases of long term natural gas. there announced in the opening over a range of sectors to foreign investment and i think the most set of issues around technology. we're beginning to see things at least being talked about. most of the things that the u.s. has demanded if you go back and read the speeches she jinping has made going back to the one nine hundred forty congress if he actually did what he said there wouldn't be much of a problem and i think now he's being tested and that's not just the united states i think that china's mercantile those policies have been. a source of concern in europe in japan and elsewhere that the chinese are just kind of overplayed their
hand and. even when there's a quiet debate amongst the chinese elite world one worrying that she has overplayed his hand i think we're beginning to see him walking it back. let's let's bring this back into the realm of u.s. china relations because i do agree with you saying well europe and japan but i want to talk more about china and the u.s. because meanwhile look at the talks are in progress and second round of talks are somewhat close but meanwhile the daughter of the founder of the tech giant why way is also second in command there has been arrested a request for american requests for violating u.s. trade rules and in tehran sanctions i mean why ways thing tightly with china's government even though china says that they are us want stop the trade talks with washington why they need to complicate things i mean these were just getting better you're.