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fight every day see you meet your needs and the needs of your family. stumbles world famous handiest a fear museum which was originally founded as a cathedral is converted back into a mosque however turkey's move triggers anger especially from abroad. oxfam warns that cardiff 19 could cause months hunger across the globe and kill 12000 people a day. to. developing in otherwise middle income in the philip countries the money is flowing to the big companies and it's really not getting down to the people that need it. paul finds mixed feelings of the e.u. one welcoming u.k. tourists without self isolation as brits get the green light to travel to $59.00 countries i think they will be regarded somewhat with suspicion 1st of all we need
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to make sure that they do not have the virus that they have had to turn. and then then they have the right to enjoy themselves. very well welcome you're watching r.t. international with me carrying our top story turkey's landmark hagia sophia museum which through its long history has also been a cathedral and a mosque has been converted back into a place for muslim press to enjoy i mean like all of other mosques the doors of the hagia sophia will be open to all locals all foreigners muslims and muslims hagia sophia humanity's common legacy will continue to embrace everyone with its new status in a more sincere and more unique way by finalizing preparations quickly we plan to open hagia sophia for worship on friday july the 24th 2020 with friday.
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since worshipers have to wait another 2 weeks for the high gears of fear to reopen for pres this friday saw them gathering outside the newly reconverted mosque the president's announcement comes shortly after turkey's high court i know older 934 decision to turn it into a museum local journalist yousif has more. turkey's council's reach the decision to the no 1934 minister's council decision that had turned high stop you must immediately so this decision being i know that my so p.b.s. has now been reverted back to a mosque now what will change with the ideas so looking forward well the main thing that's going to change is now sophia will be open for islamic worship now there are many very important christian icons in mosaic so rest goes inside islamic laws that worship did not take place in the presence of icons but turkish government is planning on using light mapping technology to provide an artificial barrier
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blocking these icons from the view of worshippers during prayer hours so the mosque will still be open for tourism but also be open during prayer hours for worshipers that want to come here as well many turkish officials see the decision to turn. back into a mosque messick issue but there has been a lot of international criticism of the united states views a change in the status of the hagia sophia as diminishing the legacy of this remarkable building and its own supposed to been a decent rare in the modern world to serve humanity as a much needed bridge between those of differing faith traditions and culture you know school deeply regrets the decision of the turkish will so it tastes made without prior discussion and calls for the universal thing more world heritage to be preserved the ruling by the turkish council of states to overturn what a modern take decisions and present decision to place the monument under the
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management of the religious affairs presidency is regrettable the decision which came as a result of the political will of present another one in open public. is the unique value and ecumenical nature of the monument circus presidential spokesman ibrahim cones. having insurance is that turkey's going to try hard to make sure that the religious identity and the historical significance of this beautiful mind you made is preserved all of our major mosques such as the blue mosque and silly money mosques they are open to both visitors and worshippers opening arpaio sophia to worship doesn't keep local or foreign tourists from visiting the site so a loss from the world's heritage is not in question. is actually a very old structure dating back to the 6th century when byzantine emperor justinian. help construct this very important current it's served as a church for the record not. in the empire and it's actually
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a very important symbol to the greek orthodox religion. consider what the vatican is the roman catholics the i.s.o. the greek orthodox. wedding we're looking at the reactions coming domestic we regarding the decision to revert by sophia back into a mosque we see members of the ruling party very very happy we see tweets from the turkish president we've seen tweets from the finance minister the president's communications director as well expressing pleasure we've seen the opposition take
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a very wide stance many positive reactions coming out of the muslim world they are celebrating this decision that. is once again open presuming or ship a film i can boss just told us he believes talking snakes will reignite tensions between religions. and screen belong to the initiative what we're learning so. it was an initiative that was started about 10 or 15 years ago which aired as you. know the one next week we can it be is i don't think it has been what it is a shame. it new should be taking such a measure we're going to have tensions between. the. world and this is something that. i think we're going to europe but the rebels had
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mentioned in his 1st reaction. yes are becoming a more. he won in berlin the push to change the supposedly racist name of that train station ends up raising eyebrows that you suggested by transport all parties controversial say when i have more on this story later in the program. aside from the impacts on health and leaving millions stop less the coronavirus is also threatening to leave people hungry to a new report by oxfam warns that covert 19 is triggering a food crisis that could potentially double the number who die from hunger each year now do you trust scott is the head of humanitarian policy for oxfam international and says it's even affecting well developed countries. what's really worrying us reports is we're seeing new essentials of hunger developing in an otherwise middle income in developed countries some of the countries we do look at
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the reports include india south africa brazil these countries where there recently developed economies and yet the impact that we're seeing from coronavirus is going to have dire consequences on the most vulnerable people in those societies and say it's going to happen i mean there's this poor people in every country and the same impacts are going to slow down so what we're seeing from coronavirus is that both it makes its more sort of vulnerable for poor people but it also makes them more vulnerable to the economic side as well and that's going to be across the world 8 of the biggest food and drink manufacturers have paid after that $18000000000.00 to their shareholders who are now looking back to what we were speaking about humanitarian aid the global humanitarian appeal is just over $7000000000.00 so clearly there's something wrong and the money is flowing to the big companies and it's really not getting down to the people that need it the world food programme estimates the number suffering from crisis level hunger will double by the end of the year reaching 270000000 people and oxfam ses 12000
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a day could die from starvation if nothing's done the worst hit are countries already deemed unstable before the pandemic nations such as yemen or afghanistan where many citizens had already been suffering from hunger for years will see the numbers at risk rise and some middle income in developed countries such as brazil and india are also on the danger list matthew trust scott again insists there are measures to minimize coverts effect on hunger but governments need to act fast. for the time being there are 3 things we need to do so firstly we urgently need to increase humanitarian aid and at the moment the united nations has put out an appeal for about $7000000000.00 and that's only been 24 percent funded so we're not getting nearly enough money for the humanitarian aid that we need the 2nd thing that we can do is looking into issues like canceling debt if we cancel 'd the debt of some developing countries we estimate that could free up up to a trillion dollars for those countries to be using to help those people and that
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can pay for things like food they can pay for social security social protection it can pay for things like health so sharing up the debt could make a huge difference and that's just a matter of wealthy nations really giving up some of the debt owed to them by other countries and the 3rd thing that we need to do and in and this is a long term change is we need to change our food system works we need to build a more fair more robust a more equal food system food system that's a bit of that able to deal with climate change that's able to respond to shocks the table to be sustainable and to support the small scale farmers and small producers rather than just putting money into big companies if a 2nd wave does come we know the people who are going to be the most trouble for that and if there are restrictions put in place by governments to take that to address that 2nd wave those restrictions have to be have to be able to cater to the needs of the poorest people so we need to make sure that the food systems are there to get food where it's needed to make sure that people have the resources to buy that actually the. u.k. government is allowing british citizen allowing british citizens to travel to 59
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ton trees without having to quarantine upon return and it comes as life has been slowly returning to normal in the u.k. in the past few weeks but many bars restaurants and public spaces gradually reopening. as of this weekend our artists musicians and dancers can stop performing live outside to outdoor audiences will also have the resumption of recreational sport followed later by the reopening about gyms swimming pools and leisure centers . however despite this positive out of cheer towards easing coronavirus measures and reopening borders the u.k. has one of the highest kovi death rates in the world followed by spain italy the u.s. and france and while the government's announcement will allow british tourists to visit many european countries it seems they may not get the warmest of welcomes a recent poll reveals that many europeans are all thrilled at the prospect of taking in british travellers without the cells isolating the people we spoke to
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have mixed feelings. to welcome people and they would also give us a big heavy economically in my opinion all tourists who come to italy will be well received so i think they will be regarded as suspicious. first of all we need to make sure that they do not have the virus that they have to test until ok and then then they have the right to enjoy themselves. i think it's better if the border stays at home not just the british right now everybody should stay home i think that's the most reasonable. chance but i don't see any reason to stop them from coming they're still part of europe is now just. long as they respect social distancing. it favors the development of tourism. with coronavirus restrictions lifting around the world fears are growing up as a potential 2nd wave and in the u.k. this concern i lack of personal protective equipment could be an issue all over
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again shoddy at woodstock's she has more. as a u.k.r. knocks the lock down it seems many are bracing for a 2nd wave of the corona virus but also a 2nd wave of a shortage of p p it's not new news the us throughout the entire pandemic and has stopped on the front line really struggle to get hold of protective gear to adequately safeguard against the virus for months on and it seems like the lockdown lessons haven't been over the department says it is committed to building the stocks to meet longer term demand we are not convinced that it is treating the market with sufficient urgency or that. the government is adamant that the stock of p.p. has never run out on a national level but with demand increased by 20000 percent those on the front line would beg to differ in fact 50 percent of and it starts so there was not enough p.p. and although day to run its usage is hard to get hold of a survey of nurses and carers found that nearly 90 percent were worried about catching the virus at work while the government stresses that the main challenge it
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faced was getting the right p.p. to the right place at the right time initially masks were issued and then the statement was made that actually we have tested. and these masks are ok having said that they now say we need to improve this mask so there's a lot of loss of freight and you need to answer this but rather than to say the market has now been resolved with demand spiralling think u.k. had to look further afield and source p.p.p. on international markets but that came with its own set of problems a plane from turkey landed at the peak of the pandemic in april carrying a batch of 400000 much needed p.p. counts upon arrival it emerged that the equipment didn't meet british safety standards in a very embarrassing blunder for the government though the u.k. is able to produce a fair share of its own people there's no imminent guarantee that it won't need to source from abroad again with experts in the field saying that the quality is the
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key component of effectiveness in front. directly against the virus perhaps the government should try before you buy out they've been dealing with the shortages by revising their counting tactics why not double the numbers instead of counting each pair of gloves as one why not count each club individually and hey presto you've doubled your stock without even lifting a finger this catalog of arras suddenly weren't sitting quiet surely to get it right the 2nd time around if there's a 2nd time around that is but in line with most of the government's coronavirus responses they say it's too soon i didn't consider at the moment that. a full scale nationally party is a good use of official talk earlier this week the chancellor announced a 15000000000 pounds boost to p.p. but will it be a case of 2 this will too late especially as some of those in government say where any hole for through this pandemic charge edits dashti artsy london. still ahead still trunk commutes the prison sentence for his former advisor vaughan just stone
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who was convicted of lying to congress join the russian collusion probe a story on small off the brain. you can't be both with the yeah you like. young people great well you know it's good to make it in their own image and the money els and jan see i'm a boomer you know i already had the. 40 or 50 year experience in the united states
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post world war 2 coast land. stock markets never had a work day in my life because of that and you know so it's up to them to decide what's great make it great and good luck with. welcome back not donald trump is facing a backlash after granting clemency to his former a while just comes hours off the appeals court refused to delay the start of stone's 14 month sentence which he was given for lying to congress during the rush to collusion probe caleb maupin explains. the decision from the white house comes just 4 days before roger stone was expected to present himself at
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a federal prison and start serving his sentence of 40 months in prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice now the white house presented a lengthy report describing roger stone as essentially a political operative who briefly worked with the trump campaign in 2016 and became a victim of the russian collusion hoax the white house to question the partiality of the decision and sentence which roger stone faced mr stone was judged by the same prosecutors from the miller investigation toast with finding evidence of collusion with russia because no such evidence exists however they could not charge him for any conclusion related crime instead they charged him for his conduct during their investigation this improvement is that if the special counsel had not been pursuing an absolutely baseless investigation mr stone would not be facing time in prison now according to the white house report bob mahler's prosecutors
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charged roger stone simply with process crimes that were quote soley from their own improper investigation and the white house went on to say that the prosecutors quote took pains to make a public and shameful spectacle of his arrest they tipped off c.n.n. allowing his arrest to be filmed on live television now at this point we've got democrats speaking up and saying that donald trump is essentially abusing the rule of law and legal processes in the united states essentially for the president saying if you lie for me you cover up for me i will reward you on the other hand if you are a rat as you cooperate then like a mafia boss i will come after you richard nixon at the height of watergate never pardoned or commuted the sentences of any of the people involved in watergate i have no doubt does. donald trump is going to pardon himself he is going to pardon
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the volga trump he is going to pardon jared cush there are the charges on which roger stone was convicted flowed from the special counsel robert muller investigation into allegations that trump colluded with russia during the 2016 elections now no evidence of trump russia collusion was ever discovered but a number of individuals associated with the trump campaign were charged with process crimes as well as unrelated charges now roger stone admitted that during the 2016 elections he did indeed promote the wiki leaks emails of the e-mails that were provided to wiki leaks from clinton campaign manager john podesta however he says he had no prior knowledge of any e-mails that we do it was going to publish and he certainly was not involved in any hacking or data dumping or anything to that effect. let's discuss this further now with patrick henningsen of the 21st century why a new site thanks for joining us on the program but just time did you lie to congress about what he's being convicted of so is it right to spend in jail. well
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it is morally reprehensible and unsavory as the public in the media might perceive roger stone to be it's nothing compared to the partisan machine that has been fabricating this russia gate fiction narrative for the last 4 years to say that roger stone. committed a crime is to say that it would be the same as saying he's lying he's lying covering up about about an alien abduction about being abducted by aliens basically how can you lie about something that didn't exist he never had a back channel to wiki leaks he was never a go between between wiki leaks but there's this soon to criminality the assumed criminality is that the leaks is a kremlin front and that the wiki leaks had got the emails protest
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emails etc from russia and so that makes roger stone a middleman with the russians basically so that's how that narrative is constructed and where it a very strange place in american society or even after ally has been completely disproven like russia gate the total collapse of the miller pro even than the narratives still linger they linger on their adopted as his kind of belief set and that's the whole basis for the stone prosecution so you know and the jury was tainted clearly tainted the foreman of the jury was a democratic party operative but that wasn't seen by the judge is grounds for a mistrial so this is being portrayed as the some miscarriage or transgression of justice by the trump administration but in fact roger stone did nothing wrong at the end of the day and this is he he was the only scalp that the molar investigation had that had
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a russian label on it that's why they were determined to take roger stone down i don't have a chance going to receive much for that from this i mean his critics are saying that he's making a mockery of the rule of law and democracy they have a point. no they they don't the mockery of the rule of law is the fact that the roger stone show trial even took place to begin with so as your reporter pointed out in the previous segment only process crimes have been raised against any of these political operatives that were attached to the trunk campaign so there's no underlying crimes there that have anything to do with russian collusion or any violation of national security or anything like that it's just that and this has 2 things one it keeps the narrative of the 26000 election going there's still litigating they want to reverse the result of the democrats and members of the intelligence community and the civil service they want to reason reverse the
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results of the 2016 election that's the 1st function of the roger stone trial and conviction the 2nd is that it does keep the idea in place that wiki leaks is a hostile foreign intelligence service and wiki but if you if you if you substitute wiki leaks for the new york times in other words roger stone was trying to pump information out of the new york times during an election cycle it's not a story it's a routine election year affair because they've reframed wiki leaks and this international espionage organization that's a front for the russian government then all the sudden any liaising or any communications or any relations at all or even wanting to have a relationship with wiki leaks or joints on it gets classed immediately as some kind of espionage and so this is underpins the indictments for joining us santuzza department of justice are still pursuing so roger stone did play in direct role in validating this narrative that wiki leaks is more than a media outlet is not
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a member of the 4th estate. patrick having said rice and global affairs analyst thank you for your time thank you. almost 2 months after the resurgence of black lives matter movement sparked by the killing of george floyd in the u.s. the impact is still being felt around the world and the german capital steps are being taken to rename a metro station which is now said to be racist but an alternative suggested by transport of dorothy's is proving to be no less controversial peter all of the reports from berlin. the killing of george floyd by us police and the rise of the black lives amounts of movement around the world led to a reckoning from monuments to racism colonialism and slavery.
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the land is also wrangling with the names of it strasser plots an alleyway here in the very heart of the german capital is more in strasser more or more in english is seen as a derogatory term for people from north africa while berlin city authorities say it may take a while to change the street name the capitals probably transport provider want to change to the underground stations name quick sharp new transport maps are going to be issued by the end of this year out of understanding and respect for the occasionally controversial debate about the street name the deviancy has now decided not to use it any longer as the name of the underground station the problem is that the name that they going to replace it with is going to strasser which runs
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nearby the station now this is where things start to get complicated the russian born 19th century composer. is regarded as one of the greats of classical music he spent his final days in berlin and as with a street named after him in the german capital the issues arise when you look at the motifs that appear in his work through modernize the opera prince comiskey employees deeply anti semitic things the brute is and semitic even if anti semitism was prevalent and widely accepted at the time. i don't necessarily think we should get rid of the names of streets all station named after people like but renaming a station after him nowadays in berlin is quite a different matter there are all those who oppose the view of lincoln as an anti semite and say his work on beliefs being misrepresented blaming going for anti-semitism is a bit of stretch really you have to understand the context you have to understand
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history whereas glencoe was not interested in it he had jewish friends and kept in touch with many famous artists of jewish origins for him it's nice that it was not important this isn't the only part of the lynwood names are an issue in the vetting district there is enough for a kid quarter where peter. and plots are named after germans who for the colonialism the city did say that some streets would be renamed in $28.00 but they are still here in stiglitz lindorff there is hidden didn't. named after the victor in the battle of town and good world war one who later went on to be a figurehead for early nazis and appointed hitler as chancellor. of friedrich schenkel who also has a square named after him the city was a colossus of neo classical and neo gothic architecture he designed the brandenburg
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gate but also the eigen cross the award now so closely associated with germany's period of nazi rule politicians from the green party have welcomed them to rename the station but have said that k n e to be taken over what it will be called in the future it is welcome that the b.g. has taken during the naming of the morningstar sounder ground station into consideration has to actions are not appropriate in such matters there's been an underground station here for 112 years and whatever the name changes. 2 it will be the 4th incarnation of this particular stop until racism campaign is want to see the streets of the station named after. the 1st black man to be enrolled in a pressured university teacher all over r t. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international we're back in 30 minutes.
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