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is the u.s. making amends for the tragedy in los built to the people needed in that little land on breaking news this hour? we're going to pull husted, it seems the russian president vladimir putin says the bloodshed between all media . john could have been halted weeks ago, but full of the conflict didn't want to care about could reach breaking point. i managed to convince president live that it was possible to stop the hostilities. but his obligatory condition was the return of refugees, including to sue show. then unexpectedly, for me, the position of romanian partners was formulated in such a way that it was on the acceptable food commission for peace. we, for the russian forces as they had to uphold a cease fire between armenia and azerbaijan. this is something of a surreal experience. because you see russian peacekeepers got together with is it
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about drug troops? very close together and just behind the troops. these are new territories. inside the french national assembly, a controversial bill is up for debate on images that could identify police and be used for militias. papa says outside paris tod's to tell thousands, again, the new trial for the u.s. announces it will withdraw thousands of troops from afghanistan and iraq before president donald trump leaves office in january. and the u.s. senate passes an act that could see even jail for those involved in sports. but the walls anti doping agency want to exclude american sport,
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national prosecutions. to go ahead well, we thought with that breaking news, the russian president has given some insight into the pretax, attractive negotiations to end the conflict problem of putin explained that there was a chance the peace deal could have been reached weeks ago between armenia and azerbaijan . but the russian need to, one of the 2 warring nations, was rather reluctant to give up. while for more on what president putin had to say, i'm joined now by correspondent in the studio. so essentially said that an agreement was all in place. what happened? yes, but let me, please start with what struck me the most like mitt putin has been speaking to journalists about in the golden more than 40 minutes, with lots of details and precise information, including about military tactics and names of the cities and villages in the garden
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. and the date and time. so what is clear, the russian president is foolin, told of where all of things on the ground in the garden got up by hand, was involved in the peace deal brokered by most, been signed by russia as it by the media to the max. so a lot has been said during this interview, many important things. let me just talk about the key issues. the role of the oil see that the organization, although criticized for that, couldn't step in because the court was north on the armenian side, meaning it is part of these organizations, but it wasn't under direct attack. and this is why there was no any reason for the oil to get involved. and he also said that according to international law, it was always part of a challenge. so this is how he answered the criticism on the oil for doing nothing or for not doing enough to protect me. and then he also said that most co will
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continue recognizing the status quo of nagorno-karabakh. want to go to court about who basically remain disputed area. but the russian president said that in the future if both are mean and is it a bridge and manage to reconcile the 2 nations people on the ground and managed to bring peace back to the region and bring the region back to normal life. then this status could be again, discussed and could be resolved, but now it's through to talk about that because the endures, still bleeding, you know, the conflicts last 6 weeks and it brought so much devastation into so many lives. but what is interesting and very important, why report and said that the conflict could have been avoided? let's take a look at it. not on october 19th and 20th, i had a series of phone conversations with president aliyev and prime minister passion yan. at that time, the armed forces of azerbaijan had regained control over an insignificant southern
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part of karabakh. in general, i managed to convince president aliyev that it was possible to stop the hostilities, but his obligatory condition was the return of refugees, including to shusha. then unexpectedly, for me, the position of our armenian partners was formulated in such a way that it was unacceptable for them. the prime minister told me back then. no, we cannot agree to this. we will fight. therefore, accusations against him, of some kind of betrayal have no basis. so you understand that the peace still signed by russia, i mean, in azerbaijan gave a reason to celebrate for baku and a reason to mourn for he had a van. and speaking about that putin that it would be grand to try to describe the actions of their meeting in prime minister as betrayal. you know, that still sparked different reactions in that, i mean, in azerbaijan. and in the media, we saw
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a wave of violent protests and people sees in the parliament and so many calling, mr. pression and a traitor that he based mr. partial and based his decision, according to the situation on the ground, according to how things were developing. like in the garden, the armenian army was basically cornered, and mr. pressure could hardly change anything. this is why he made this decision, and it would be better for their men in society right now. let me put in emphasize to try to get united rather than to bind. it was obviously to call armenia as a paycheck. but also another key player in all of this is peacekeepers will also be involved if i'm not mistaken. what did the russian president have to say about anchors role in all of this? well, what reporting talked about that as well. and he said that so many occasions may see things different. but this is the idea of diplomacy to try to find a way of for compromise,
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even if you have different positions. and speaking about turkish role, he said that it could be in the discussed. it could be considered differently, but turkey cannot be accused of breaking any international law. let's listen to what my putin had to say. you wouldn't know it. you can assess turkey's actions in any way, but it is difficult to accuse turkey of violating international law. why provoke the armenian side, with the presence of turkish soldiers on the border? it seems to me that present one perfectly understood it and has understood it. we didn't have any problems here. we agreed that turkey at the request of azerbaijan will take part in monitoring the ceasefire. we will do this with turkey together. bearing in mind that we have very good experience with cooperation in the middle east, including in syria in the libyan zone. and on the border between syria and turkey. we organize joint patrols together. this kind of cooperation is not required here,
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but we agreed that we will create a joint center for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. together, we will control the situation along the border with the help of these aircraft. together, we will receive information together, analyze it, and draw conclusions from what is actually happening with the center will be located, is another question. it would be obvious to locate in the sovereign territory of azerbaijan and azerbaijan has the right to make a decision independently, considers it necessary. so if you remember, after the peace 2 was signed, the decision was made to establish. so cold mornings were in center with the turkish and russian soldiers, and what important is now on for size it one more time that the turkish officers, the turkish military, will only be stationed on their, on their territory all by john. because it would be a provocative action to, to put them closer to, to me, obviously in speaking about the peace deal signed between russia as it was another
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mania. last monday, live reporting said that the 3 sides involved were very accurate and cautious and were paying attention to every war and every detail and every call. and it was worth it because the bloodshed was stopped somewhere. the most important thing that's been done is to stop the bloodshed. over 4000 people died according to official data, because in reality, i think there are more tens of thousands have been injured and maimed. this is not a movie. this is a tragedy that is taking place in real life with real people affecting real families. therefore, stopping the bloodshed is the key thing. russian president vladimir putin also stressed that it would be suicide to try to break this agreement because it is there to bring peace to the region of syria might remain a disputed territory. but i think any dispute that everyone on both sides with very happy to see that bloodshed stopping that was more,
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if an arsonist you're bringing up today, what's now turn our attention to the french capital, where crowds have gathered in paris to push back against aid trough to door designed to protect the identities of police. joining us live now from the phenology is charlotte to penske shala. you're always in the thick of those paris protests. what's the latest from there now? well, it's turning into an unwieldy night here in paris as the assembly, the national assembly debate that global security law that draw floor that includes an element that could criminalize the publishing of images of offices that could lead to them being identified. there are protests here on the street. we're just being moved at the moment by the police, a huge security presence out here in paris to see even and in the last half an hour
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here has really kicked off here. it looks very calm at the moment. believe me, the last half an hour we have seen police battening and whacking protesters trying to move them from the streets behind us. you can see that there is a room of police vehicles here, that water cannon as well. that's been used tonight as has ample tear gas. one person told me that they were being forced down into the metro, which is just behind me, where you might be able to see that there are huge number of police officers around it. they said they were being forced inside there that cast being left off inside there and that they were being forced down to be is fixated well, of course we've not been down into the metro. but the, the use of the scenes as they've been described by some of the protesters tonight, i've seen women having their, hey, yeah, being used to be grabbed by the head to be thrown to the floor by police officers, medics being hit by police patton's. and in fact,
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as we were just at the metro station filming some of the violence against the protesters, we ourselves were forcibly chucked out by the police, my cameraman grabbed by offices while he was filming. while we were trying to do an interview and ejected from not crowds, and that is exactly why journalists unions n.g.o.s and the u.n. of to cried part of this law as being something that could destabilize all have terrible democratic consequences. and that's because images over the police are protests, have been used time and time again shown the violence that's been used and that has been used to pursue cool, says against police officers to bring cases to the police unions to the authorities here and to make sure the people of where of that this is law would essentially stop. that's what you say. they say that it is
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censorship. however, the government says this tour is needed to protect police officers from the violence. because while i'm talking about the police hitting protesters trying to move them around, we have also seen violence towards the police this evening. we've seen portals through into woods and fires being lit. we have seen destruction here on the streets of paris with the shelters being smashed in. so there is violence on both sides and the government says, this is needed to protect the police. police unions say it doesn't go far enough and if it is a choice between freedom of press and liberty, when it comes to showing these images of the security of their offices, they will side with the security of their offices. every time the tensions on the streets have risen to extremes, that i have not seen in a long time in paris. as we have seen, those police officers forming lines forcibly pushing pride's down and beating them
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back with their batons. if they didn't move or they didn't move fast enough new sense of who they were hitting, just that attacking, and that is the kind of and mitigated violence that unions a warning that could be more extreme if this war is possible. if it becomes illegal, if it's criminalized, to show, to publish images over the police. now anybody who would be found guilty about if this were passed to find themselves one year behind jail within 5 to 45000 a year is that is a severe punishment. but let you tell me this. a severe punishment is being on the front lines in an evening like this when the tensions are so high. and there is that attack from the police, possibly because they're also afraid of the protesters. but the reality is it is been a brutal light with violence from both sides. but from where we have stood,
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the violence has been mainly coming from the police to wards protesters who for the most part, we haven't witnessed them doing anything to well deserve. some of the violence i've observed this evening was something a lot going on behind you. a bit of a sensory overload shot of reporting from paris. good to have you. well, to tell then to saw the, let's cross now to our next, but we're taking as a paris based child less, while colonel well 1st of all. let's start off with the pain sex. what exactly is causing such alarm about this nor that's essentially from all accounts designed to just protect the police. it's a general law. they call it trying to avoid the kind of troubles that we saw in the past years before the beginning of coping with, among others, the yellow vests. and essentially the fact that violence has been allowed to scale late in front, on both sides and the police. when challenged as he was saying,
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the police are sometimes scared, this is very true. i have followed many demonstrations and there were lots of instances in which you can see the police were overpowered in groups, which is also why they reacted like this. but i think the law itself, which is known as the global security team, is it's a who reach it's and to some extent it's an overreach of the week. it is providing all sorts of measures that can do just in any way can really go against. basically which is even though the, the, the home secretary general, the man who has been saying that house today, that no a people will not be arrested in the film. the police that essentially go up there can be a criminal case against people who have filmed the police repressing a demonstration. and quite rightly the journalists unions and people in general and
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unions are doing various professions that do demonstrate, say we cannot not have the freedom of showing what is being done to us. and, and this is happening right now at a time when everybody is very tense. because we've been under lockdown several times since the beginning of the there's a feeling of helplessness that doesn't help. 2 sort of quite down things and essentially i think what this betrays is a failure of the french government, not just this government, but over the years to have a policy that would be effective strong and not violent. and it's very easy to say like that. i'm quite aware, but at the same time it should not have escalated to the, the dimensions that we have seen in france in recent years. i mean, we know that we live in the age of technology. it takes to seconds to post images or video online. it's also often very difficult to trace the source of that and
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practice to think that this kind of law will be very difficult, almost impossible to uphold. i think it will be difficult to up hold. i think they will capture some people and then you will have costs in a lot of people who all marches to the news. i think it is, it is not sensible to be like that. and i think that yes, the british need more money. they need more dr. beans, the the, the way, the places where the police work. disloyal, there have been suicide. the rate of suicides in the police is probably the highest in the entire country in any profession. and this is sort of, in some ways it's an seen, it may be seen as an easy fix. and yes, i also followed the twitter account of getting all of those policemen. and i can see how the life is terrible. but essentially bring in the means do not already we
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have some of the moost dangerous measures and shine into all since the terrorist attacks of the, the taking this is just making it worse the, you know, there was a great deal of protest in america after 911 because of the patriot act, but france as many more measures in trying to even though much more dangerous than the patriot act. that's just the reflexive one for she. we're going to have to leave it. thank you so much for coming on to the program out was on a list, but of course a journalist based in paris. good to have you well done today, ph and c. has described a new bill coming through the u.s. as a power grab by the american which could allow the united states to create liability outside of its jurisdiction. my colleague argue from a discuss those concerns over the so-called, right to co-found with r.t. sports correspondent alex a year. well,
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the biggest concern is that this new act which is called the russian named after a russian whistleblower, basically applies to international culprits, but not the domestic ones in the u.s. . now they're watching act entails up to a $1000000.00 fine or even 10 years in prison for not the athletes themselves, but the entourage of an athlete, or even the government which is accused or suspected of adopting scheme. but the original draft of that bill included us professional sports and us college sports, but by the time it reached the senate, miraculously this part of the bill disappeared somewhere. so now basically it excludes all the majority of us professional sport. now this is one of the things that the world anti-doping agency expressed their concerns about. among other things, including, you know, how come the u.s. is trying to make itself into the world. anti-doping police. let's have a listen. well, along with a number of governments and sports arenas, issues has legitimate concerns about the roads and of act. in particular,
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it may lead to overlapping laws in different jurisdictions that will compromise having a single set of rules for all athletes around the world. water, which is also to understand where this legislation excludes vast areas of us sport in particular, the professional leagues and all college sports. if it's not good enough for american sports, why is it fine for the rest of the world? now the main mastermind of this new bill is traver steiger, the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency, and it's not the 1st time that tiger was, has been involved in some sort of rift between the usada and the world anti-doping agency. there have been cases where the u.s. hinted through tiger that they would even pull funding from water if it refused to play along. so basically, the only thing remaining for this bill to become law is trump signature and no one else. this will happen. brace ourselves for more drama in this again, just to remind us to alexi why it is called the act. now obviously this relates to go to church and gov, who exploded the world of sports in 2016 when he made explosive allegations against
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russia, against the russian government that it was allegedly involved in some sort of doping scheme for himself is hiding in the united states. there are rumors that he even changed his appearance that he had a plastic surgery or something like that. but the funny thing is there is a job going about now that the 1st person prosecute persecuted under this new watch and of himself. since he claims that he was part of the state conspiracy and you know, going back, this is basically a criminal offense. now if this bill becomes law, but obviously this is named after him. sure. i mean, the irony there is, the sports rely on whistle blows, don't know, but my exactly, it will discourage them from coming forward in case they get truly prosecuted. and i was russia then reacted to this bill. there has been a reaction from russia through the kremlin spokesperson me to school for who called this kind of move, unacceptable. i believe we can listen to that excuse which we are extremely critical of any attempt by the united states to extend its jurisdiction to other countries. such cross border practice isn't acceptable. we disagree with that. and
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of course, this can cause nothing but concern. it's not only just on paper looks to us that adapts to humans due to its evolutionary orientation. to how long will it take it to adjust my orientation? i mean, the fact that it always in fact, the upper respiratory tract but doesn't necessarily infect the lungs. no, you can. of course the incidence will decrease, but i don't think the severe morbidity will. and the issue is not with the virus, but with the human body itself, we need to understand the crooner virus does not kill you. it finishes you the u.s. has announced the withdrawal of 500 troops from iraq and thousands from afghanistan run. it will take place before the incumbent president donald trump, leaves office by january 15th, 2021. our forces, their size in afghanistan will be 2500 troops or 4 sides in
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iraq will also be 2500 by that same day. this is consistent with our established plans and strategic objectives supported by the american people and does not equate to a change in u.s. policy or objectives. the acting defense secretary that has replaced mark kasparov to he was fired by donald trump and chris miller has made it clear he wants to bring an end to the nearly 2 decade engagement in afghanistan. and also iraq with trump still contesting the presidential election results. but in january accept from the white house looking very likely he is apparently going to fulfill some of his campaign promises to bring u.s. troops home before he goes. well, that's now cross live to former pentagon security analyst, michael maloof, while can foster then the government would fall over them within
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a week or 2. the other thing too is that a lot of folks are suggesting that this is tantamount to obama. troops out completely in 2011 from iraq, and we saw what happened there with the built rebuild of isis. now the problem here is that there's no commitment from taliban to be able to fill its promises of not using afghanistan as a base for attacks by al qaeda or isis on on us on the u.s. . and i'm right there that nato secretary general has expressed similar concerns. so it's going to be while trump is doing this for political reasons and trying to fill a campaign promise is not on the mall. also got to keep in mind who may substitute u.s. troops for private military contractors. and that is also something that's, that are lurking in the background, but no one's talking about it. now many story, rather you just talked about the now many think biden and his administration might
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consist of so-called war hawks. what kind of want to.

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