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well. twenty eighteen winter olympics in south korea are now officially over but the drama continued right to the very end of the game. first time in twenty six years ice hockey players from russia gold beating germany bring in a nail biting game give us a live in a good day for them today for russia a total of seventy. we have to the u.n. security council last night unanimously voted for a thirty day ceasefire in syria's big story this to allow for humanitarian assistance to reach civilians in the hardest hit parts of that country bring you. that. germany's leading tabloid publishes what it thought in the week was undeniable evidence of russia's meddling in the country's politics only to realize
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it was an embarrassing hoax. sunday afternoon twenty five february here in moscow this is international with me kevin and thanks very much for being with us today. so than those winter olympics finally over the finish line hour ago with a sparkling close in the last sixty minutes or so rounded off in some stunning fireworks as you'd expect and the traditional handover to the next winter olympic games that will be held in the chinese capital in twenty twenty two and beijing. reports from outside the olympic venue. really does and i can't believe that it's already the young twenty eight we've seen the closing ceremony and the nations parade out and i'll tell you what it was much warmer then the opening on february ninth quite literally and the fans didn't have to freeze themselves that much to
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see the spectacle something that hasn't changed though is the fate of the raw. athletes who weren't able to march with their national colors there had been a glimmer of hope that they'd be allowed to do that but earlier on sunday the i.o.c. decided not to lift the suspension of russia's national olympic committee after two of the all way our athletes tested positive for doping although the i.o.c. president has said that these two cases appear to be isolated these are cases off of negligence and there is no indication. of so ever for a systemic or systematic. doping affair here the astley's who failed the test though claim it could have been a result of salva tas or some sort of mistake they say that they have never taken
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banned drugs on purpose to improve their performance back to the final day of peeling chang twenty eight ng i guess if you asked the russian fans would they rather see their national flags at the closing ceremony or would they rather have their men's ice hockey team win gold for the first time in twenty six years most of them would still choose the second option and that is exactly what happened inside the gandhi ice hockey arena on sunday the red machine b. germany for three and a gripping final and then at the prize giving ceremony the olympic anthem was played instead of the russian anthem obviously the buds guess what the winners and the stadium sang then the national anthem of course and that was quite a scene to watch this was the second gold at these olympics the first one was won
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by fifteen year old alina as the gates of a in the figure skating and i'll tell you what these winter olympics were really games of hope for. russia with many more experienced star athletes having to sit out yung chang twenty thing at home the o.e.r. still won a total of seventeen medals that is of course by far not the best performance but still in these circumstances it deserves a huge round of applause as for the whole medal table norway came first with fourteen gold fourteen silver and eleven bronze and that's of course a spectacular result yeah well done all the while mentioned part of the big news today sunday marking that his story when for russian hockey players he really went out with a bang they won gold base in germany in a gripping final the decisive goal was scored in overtime in the end this is real nail biting stuff the final score for three it was the first time that in twenty
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years russian players had reached the final the last one gold in the ice hockey back in ninety two that too instead it was under a neutral banner at the time it's because the team didn't have its own flag it was just following the breakup of the soviet union well here's how fans back to the present reacted after the historic game. the winter olympics in south korea then all wrapped up now but it appears that the diplomacy is continuing the good news out of there about that today north korea said it's ready for talks with the united states no it was a nonstarter the country's officials met with south korean diplomats at those games in pyongyang not everyone happy to see the north korean delegation though there were protests of the south korean border town against the visit scuffles also broke out between some protesters and the police i spoke to independent china specialist
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andrew learned he told me about the controversies that may shadow any north korea u.s. talks however. as far as the essentials are concerned of course the united states want to trump the sanctions and use military coercion is what i mean for the national issues it depends on what kind of a deal the united states. with north korea the united states obviously want that north koreans to abandon all of its nuclear arsenal banding all descriptive at least to develop nuclear weapons and long distance delivery systems that's something which i don't think a lot of korea would necessarily accept if that struck then we're back to square one and back to confrontation as collation but all the other hand it's quite possible that some agreement may be reached. united nations security council has passed a new resolution calling for a cease fire across war torn syria it's in response to
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a surge in the violence in eastern guta that's. both rebels and terrorism is just crucially outside the capital damascus very close to it the truce is effectively immediate it will last for thirty days it's hoped it will allow time for injured civilians to be evacuated from a conflict zone that's been hellish of. late and for much needed aid to reach other stricken regions to a number of terror groups however such as islamic state al qaeda and the latest incarnation of al nusra are excluded from that agreement was a big concern for moscow but that went through it did in the end operations against them will continue khaled mopin has more now on this u.n. initiative. there has been a resolution agreed on by the fifteen member body that leads the united nations regarding the situation in eastern guta this is an enclave to the east of the syrian capital of damascus and it's a place that's under the control of rebels and terrorists that are working to overthrow the syrian government twenty thirteen it has been surrounded by
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government forces and the fighting there has recently intensified and we're hearing allegations against both sides about human life being taken about civilians being killed we're hearing accusations from the syrian observatory for human rights which is based in the united kingdom they're saying that that syria with the support of russia is hurting civilians and committing atrocities against civilians we've also heard reports from the russian center for reconciliation in syria they are pointing out that the area is essentially being used to shell civilians in damascus furthermore they're reporting that the terrorist groups in eastern guta are working actively to prevent the medical aid from getting to civilians and they're using these civilians as human shield now after the unanimous vote we then heard from various countries we heard from nikki haley of the united states and she said she doesn't believe the syrian government will actually comply with the cease fire all of this on this council must do our part to press the assad regime as hard as we
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can to comply we are deeply skeptical that the regime will comply but we supported this resolution because we must demand nothing less nikki haley the representative of the united states walked out before the syrian representative could speak under u.n. rules if the resolution pertains to you all countries have the right to address the security council we also heard from the representative of the russian federation now he addressed the security council and he emphasized that the fight against terrorism is not affected by this resolution that internationally delegated terrorist groups groups like al notes. i says that the fight against them is not restricted by this resolution and that fight will continue he also had some concerns about how the fight against terrorism seemed to be serving some other goals of what it was to be used with the aim of battling terrorism can't become a cover for solving geo political problems of dubious legitimacy and that is exactly what the u.s.
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is doing in syria right now we insist that the so-called coalition and its attempts at occupation as soon as possible it would have among other things a clear humanitarian effect now the resolution has been passed down so this thirty day cease fire that was agreed on by all fifteen members the council is going to be implemented. investigative journalist rick sterling believes the russian amendments to the ceasefire will allow anti terror operations to continue unimpeded that i think a kid dish into the resolution was the inclusion. fact that the syrian government can continue the fight against al qaida and isis in east and i think that was the reason that it did pass unanimously with the support of russia and the encouragement of the syrian government one good thing in the resolution is that it specifically affirms the fact that the territorial integrity of syria needs to be preserved of course this is very relevant because right now the united states has
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illegally set up their bases and it's occupying territory in eastern syria we've got turkish soldiers in in northern syria so this is a this is a very important to keep reaffirming the principle of territorial integrity. it's unclear though how the ceasefire will affect northern syria's afrin region which has become another flashpoint in the conflict as we've been reporting in the week turkey has been carrying out a military offensive against the kurdish militia fighters that it sees them as terrorists in its push to dislodge the kurdish people protection units from that border area turkish military struck a convoy entering the city of afrin on thursday night now ankara says it was carrying fighters and weapons but the kurdish forces insist no they say those trucks were carrying only civilians food and medicine they say one person was killed in what happened. to the.
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earlier in the week pro syrian government forces arrived in our for him to help try to repel the turkish offensive that came after the kurds appealed for support the developments in the region of put the u.s. in a difficult position to as jacqueline verger explains next. two of america's main partners in the region are now at each other's throats to put it mildly. and as the u.s. tries to avoid taking sides in the conflict they seem to be losing on all fronts turkey a longtime ally looks to be getting increasingly impatient with washington's inaction america has only dared to call for a reduction in civilian casualties in the fight prompting
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a vicious response from the turkish president. what disappoints us most in this process is the hypocrisy and even the levity of some countries which we consider allies and have deep political and military relations with turkey has had enough of lights false promises and delaying tactics and on the other side we have the kurds who have been essential to the u.s. led coalition's fight against eisel and the absence of support from their american partners against the onslaught of turkish forces the kurds have been forced to look elsewhere and that has pushed them into accepting help from pro-government forces this week militias loyal to the syrian government flooded afrin to bolster the kurds. we have come to a kaddish brothers to fight together to protect our free. we are the popular force we came so that we could help our kurdish brothers because we are one people. now that surely ruffled feathers in
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washington with the syrian president comes only after i saw on their list of enemies the us has tried to shift focus to an issue that puts them back in the driver's seat battling eisel calling the situation in africa a distraction what is going on in of rain is taking away from the fight against isis it is a distraction as secretary mabus had called it is sir. not helpful to have people take their eye off the ball of isis we've talked about that numerous times before but in reality many in the region have already recognized that arsenal is all but defeated despite that the u.s. led intervention which is in its third year has no end in sight but they may be left there with no one to call friend as they continue to alienate their allies. jaclyn for the reporting that coming up more the week's top stories including victims of a long standing horrific just in these human engineering programs finally speak we'll tell you about the.
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united states is going to look very deep the mystic crisis shelling still america's supremest. from the outside world from russia notes from china. those sites what you see around russia and this cyber bullies easing over russia that. is psychos are going to understand the bill of times to find somebody outside the united states was responsible for this while the real problem was. what politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express. yourself want to.
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have to go to the press that's what. three people are. interested in the water. there soon. germany's biggest selling newspaper has been tricked into publishing a fake bombshell story and russian meddling in the country's politics their reporting building told her mysterious russian agent and bought the master called yuri and supposedly offered his services to the head of the social democratic parties you think kevin cohen it hoping to sabotage a coalition deal between his party and angle of merkel's conservatives is a snippet of the pair's supposed exchange dear care of him i'm yuri i'd like to talk to you about supporting your no grow coke campaign thanks for your mail jay already told me to expect a mail from you but just to be sure could you name me g.'s favorite beverage as you
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can certainly understand this is a delicate matter me oh me oh marty ginger oh dear yuri perfect that's a relief so what can you offer me basically we can offer you everything an opinion campaign with bazza gates schultz social bots on twitter and facebook or even a targeted facebook advertising campaign but the whole conversation was fabricated by the german satirical magazine titanic the editors behind the hoax posted this triumphant photo online it shows one of the magazine's employees posing with a transcript of the fake e-mails and the tabloid subsequent article now the editor of titanic says the hoax was all too easy to concocted just took him a couple of hours he said. we had to turn it over to rick a magazine we worked with to say. methods as a build so we knew how to think like and build editor there were no rumors about
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russian meddling and we thought this cannot be we have to make an alliance with the build tabloids and push a story about russian meddling a story that was tacky like in the spine and we had a good feeling that this would work when there's a story like that for four built they don't care about details it's only interesting if the story is good and it was a good story indeed it was. like a good movie i hope it will be made into a movie sometime build newspapers retracted the story what's more the head of the s.p. d.'s youth we're going to says that had he really made such an offer of course he would turn it down he says. we have to see a niche but i don't know but this group but of course we would refuse any of these offers to do work with social bots i don't have information that even received a new york was in this area. really old thing whenever you see meddling mention these days russia is usually being linked to it somewhere nappy days or not but it
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seems the united states is way ahead on that score a former cia director has admitted that washington interferes in other countries elections and domestic affairs when its quote for a good cause came out in the wake regards there was across the story. no one likes a spoiler medlars interference especially when it comes to american elections they're hooley pure and spoiled and unsullied or they were before the russians got to them they say but judge not lest ye be judged especially when you have a fetish for getting your fingers into foreign elections when i just don't mess around other people. are only for a very good didn't feel vine video and former cia for a very good cause. said the former director of the cia it's
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funny because and when america does it when someone else's even suspected of doing it no no no no no no no bad bad did the russians break the rules or do something bizarre the answer is no not at all said a thirty year veteran of the cia come on the cia route the book on meddling. we've been doing this kind of thing since the cia was created in one thousand nine hundred seven we've used posters pamphlets mailers banners you name it we've planted false information for newspapers we've used what the british call king george's calorie suitcases of cash add to that assassinations coups information warfare hacking and that's just the stuff we know about this that johnson that helped oversee the cia's activities he'd know the difference is they say when russia does it it's to destroy the world even when that meddling has no
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actual impact on the elections as even the justice department just admitted when america doesn't so the greater good democracy and all that you could ask of course how on earth overthrowing democratically elected leaders as the cia has done is helping democracy how sending billions of dollars worth of guns to gulf dictators is helping democracy but don't well the united states has been interfering in other countries elections since the one nine hundred thirty s. and in the caribbean and in latin america when i was in cia in the seventy's and eighty's in europe i would say that the that the cia and the u.s. government basically were interfering in elections almost every election that was taking place in europe this was just routine that the u.s. wanted a friendly government of
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a certain type and was willing to do certain things to enable that to happen if we're going to claim that america has the right to interfere behind the scenes in the politics of another country. it's a little hypocritical for then america to say oh no russian intelligence has been interfering in american elections. in don't get to have it both ways. an increasing number of victims of japan's decades long huge genic sprog or even speaking out about their experiences it follows the discovery of a trove of government documents relating to the sterilization campaign which began following world war two over twenty five thousand people were targeted many of them are operated on without the consent one of the victim a shared her story with r.t. . has a hard time going through the middle school. one
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of the teachers to see cassey king at his house that i was constantly pieced by his wife i never got some difficult paints and never have the chance to see the fish from the back of my diagnosis either she hated me. my teacher took me for a magical chacon and i was taken to hospital she didn't explain anything. when i went i was this deep and they told me not to drink water at school but i remember. at the time my parents told me that i was operated on and now i cannot have a baby my father didn't agree to overreach spruce to sign documents by law enforcement and welfare for. sons or render certain of this eugenics protection law
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was in effect until the mid ninety's for money forty eight thora he said it was introduced to preserve the purity of the japanese race and permitted the several hours ation of people with learning difficulties and hereditary diseases but this diagnosis was common and surgery carried when even according to the programme it shouldn't have been the japanese government still hasn't actually apologized for the practice either all paid any compensation for a long time the victims were told there was no evidence of what actually happened in more than sixteen thousand cases the procedure was carried out without people's consent some victims were as young as nine years old the first lawsuit of a victim far back in january questions are being raised as to who exactly should be held legally responsible. when i got married my mother in law told me that my sister has been sterilized after i made an information disclosure request i found out she was only fifteen when they put ration to place genetic mental disease was
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the only listed reason for her sterilization however it is not true that when she was a one year old she became mentally handicapped because of the anesthesia three to one doctors gave her so she didn't have a genetic condition the only show the question is who's responsible for all of this to me it's the government's fault thanks a key to the program as well as the national legislature which adopted the law needs to take responsibility make apologies a soonest possible the doctors were also responsible but in a way that we use by the government. this is about international from bringing you the stories you just don't see anywhere else don't get checked at our website r.t. dog called me and question more they let us know about your thoughts where they have our stories as well which check us out on the any of the social media out there my name is kevin i would like to watching this edition of the weekly live from oscar.
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