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i know these long legs. that when you go. this mile. istanbul's world famous hagia sophia museum which was originally founded as a cathedral is converted back in 12 moscow of a turkey's move triggers the anger especially from the polish. oxfam warns the covert 900 because months hunger across the globe and killed 12000 people a day. to. develop otherwise middle income and the fellow country the money is flowing to the big companies and it's really not getting down to the people that need. a poll finds mixed feelings in the e.u. on welcoming u.k. tourists without self quarantine as brits get the green light to travel to 59 countries. voicing that it will be regarded so with suspicion 1st of all we need to
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make sure that they do not have the various that they have heard the term essential ok and then then they have the right to enjoy themselves in. a very warm welcome you're watching r.t. international with me. our stop story turkey's longmont 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. change i mean it is your it like all of other mosques the doors of the hagia sophia will be open to all locals all foreigners muslims and non muslims hagia sophia humanity's common legacy will continue to embrace everyone with its new status and 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 prayers.
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sense worshippers have to wait another 2 weeks for the high gas officially open for press this friday saw them gathering outside the newly reconverted mosque the president's announcement comes shortly after tensions high court i know the 934 decision to turn it into a museum local journalist yourself. turkey's council's reach the decision to a no 1934 ministers council decision that turned so pure muslim in the museum 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 eye is 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 i. pressed goes inside islamic laws that worship did not take place in the presence of icons but turkish government is
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planning on using light mapping technology to provide an artificial barrier 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 stages of the hagia sophia as diminishing the legacy of this remarkable building and its own supposed to been a tease so 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 tax council of states to overturn what a modern take decisions. and present
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a wise decision to place the monument under the management of the religious affairs presidency is regrettable the decision which came as a result of the political will of president other one is no comparable cation to a civil lawsuit is the unique value and ecumenical nature of the monument search presidential spokesman owns giving assurances that there is going to try to are to make sure that the religious identity and the historical significance of this beautiful minute it is preserved all of our major mosques such as the blue mosque for t.v. and silly money in mosques they are open to both visitors and washers. opening our paga 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 the i.s.o. is actually a very old structure dating back to the 6th century when he the emperor justinian. to help construct this very important service the church for the record the docks.
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is in the empire and it's actually a very important symbol to the greek orthodox religion in 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've seen 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 and they are celebrating this decision that the i.s.o. is once again open prison or ship film i can boss just told us he believes techies means will reignite tensions between religions. and screen belong to the initiative what we're learning so civilization it was an initiative that was started about 10 or 15 years ago which aired as object do to stop the one next week we can it be. i don't think it has been so what did is a shame that. the founder of this new should be taking search mission we are going to have pensions between. the. world and this is something that. we're going to create europe but the rebels had
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mentioned him in his 1st reaction. to the possibility of. a yes or becoming a more. meanwhile in berlin a push to change the supposedly racist name of a metro station ends up raising eyebrows as the new suggestion by transport all parties proves controversial to have more on the story later in the program. aside from the impact on health and leaving millions jobless the coronavirus is also threatening to leave people hungry too a new report by august found warns that covert 19 is triggering a food crisis i could potentially double the number who die from hunger each year matthew 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 under developing in an otherwise middle income in developed countries some of the countries we do look at the reports include india
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south africa brazil these countries where there are recently developed economies and the impact that we're seeing from corona virus 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. what we're seeing from corona virus is that both it makes it's more 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 $270000000.00 people and oxfam say $12000.00
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a day could die from starvation if nothing is done the worst hit are countries already deemed on fable before the pandemic nations such as yemen or afghanistan where many citizens have already been suffering from hunger for years will see the numbers at risk rise and some middle income undeveloped 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 i'm at the moment the united nations has put out an appeal for about 7000000000 dollars 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 can pay for things like food they can pay for social security social protection
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they 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 and 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 that's able to be sustainable 'd and to support that 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 citizens to travel to 59 countries without having to
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quarantine upon return it comes as life has been slowly returning to normal in the u.k. in the past few weeks with many bars restaurants and public spaces gradually reopening . as of this weekend artists musicians and dancers can stop performing live outside the outdoor says we'll also have the resumption of recreational sport followed later by the reopening about gyms swimming pools and leisure centers however despite this positive attitude towards easing coronavirus measures and reopening borders the u.k. has one of the highest cofa death rates in the world followed by spain italy the us 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 and recent poll reveals many europeans are not thrilled at the prospect of taking in british travelers without a self isolating the people we spoke to had mixed feelings. your brains are being
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broken all it is in our nature to welcome people and they would also give us a big hand the economic li in my opinion ultras have come to italy will be well received i think they will be regarded somewhat with suspicion. first who we need to make sure that they do not have the virus that they have had to turn a scintilla ok and then then they have the right to enjoy themselves. i think it's better if everybody stays at home not just the british right now everybody should stay home i think that's the most reasonable course. they need to be checked but i don't see any reason to stop them from coming they're still part of europe for now . as long as they respect social distancing the whirring of mosques it favors the development of tourism. with coronavirus restrictions lifting around the world physical worrying about a potential 2nd wave in the u.k. there's concern a lack of personal protective equipment could be an issue all over again shoddy at
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woodstock he 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 learned 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 worried about catching the virus at work while the government stresses that the main challenge it faced
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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 them. 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 to u.k. how to look further afield and source 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. accounts 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. acting 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 don't count each job individually and hey presto you've doubled your stock without even lifting a finger this kind of era sesame 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 want to consider at the moment. a full scale national party is a good use of official talking earlier this week the chancellor announced a 15000000000 pounds boost to p.p. but would it be a case of too to slip too late especially as some of those in government say where annie hall for through this pandemic child had stashed away artsy london. still ahead donald trump commutes the prison sentence for his former advisor vaughn just
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started he was convicted of lying to congress during the russian collusion close to a story and more off the break. you can't be both with the yeah you like. young people for a while you know it's up to them to make it in their own image and the money else in genesee i'm a boomer you know i already planned for your 50 year experience at united states
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post world war 2 coast. 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. it. welcome back donald trump is facing a backlash after granting clemency to his for my age while just starting it comes hours after the appeals court refused to delay the start of stone's 40 month sentence when she was given for lying to congress during the rush to collusion probe kaleb open explains. the decision from the white house comes just 4 days before roger stone was expected to present himself at a federal prison and start serving his sentence of 40 months in prison after being
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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 charged roger stone simply with process crimes that were quote soley from their own
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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 and 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 the volga trump he is going to pardon jared questionnaire the charges on which roger stone was convicted flowed from the special counsel robert muller
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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 e-mails and 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 journalist and author daniel assad believes trump is using the russia gate scandal to his advantage. creating a dangerous precedent no question about it but the entire constitutional system is broken down remember america's constitution is 233 years old this machinery
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government is incredibly old it's incredibly dysfunctional at this point and it's nearing a breakdown tropfest correct the russia gate that's the geisha and was a witch hunt there was absolutely nothing there that infuriated trump's trumps base rightly so and they want vengeance so this is seldom commuting roger stone sentences the kind of call to arms is a master at this he clearly thinks that it's too good to his advantage to polarize american politics as much as he possibly can because he believes that that one when push comes to shove the forces will wind up on his side. on those 2 months off the resurgence of the black lines mass amazement spock's by the killing of jules floyd in the us the impact is still being felt around the world in the german capital steps being taken to rename
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a metro station which is now said to be racist but an alternative suggested by the transporter authorities is proving to be no less controversial piece all of our ports from. the killing of george floyd by us police and the rise of the black lines muscle movements around the world led to a reckoning from monuments to racism colonialism and slavery if. a. thank. the linn is also wrangling with the names. strasser plots an alley here in the very heart of the german capital is more in strasser more or more in english is seen as
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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 all to understand and respect for the occasional controversial debate about the street name the d.v.d. 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 which runs 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. the opera prince comiskey employees
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deeply anti semitic things the brute 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 all those who oppose the view of lincoln as an anti semite and say his work and beliefs are being misrepresented blaming going for anti-semitism is a bit of stretch really you have to understand the context you have to understand history whereas glencoe was not interest in the attic he had jewish friends and kept in touch with many famous artists of jewish origin for him it's nice that it was not important this isn't the only part of the names are an issue in the. district there is enough for a kid quarter where peter. and plots are named
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after germans who for the colonialism the city did say that some streets would be renamed in 2018 but they are still here in stiglitz lindorff days in didn't berg down 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 col friedrich schenkel who also has a square named after him in the city was a colossus of neo classical and neo gothic architecture he designed the brandenburg gate but also the i and cross the award now so closely associated with germany's period of nazi rule politicians from the green party have welcomed the move 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 more inch tast sound or ground station into
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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 to it will be the 4th incarnation of this particular stop until racism campaign is want to see the street on the station named after. the 1st black man to be enrolled in a pressure university peter all over r t. president observer stephen meissner phase the current trends could have dangerous consequences for future generations. very far because that's one of the more harmless meets really there's there's lots of names of generals there were like you know we're evenly convulsive we call new york or. there is the all area of religion called off because if it were the means like the african quarter it's the street names are named after police of this former us can call me so you
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could say that's not right you could look at bismarck saying. this in this and said is there anybody that would like to be judged by the standards that are going to exist in 100 years from now but we won't tell you what the standards 100 years from now are going to be but we're going to judge you agree to that i don't think anybody would like you remember and you reached everything you've basically destroy people's sense of history and their roots it's rubble of their roots and their basis of where they stand in the world. scientists are calling for an investigation into the presence of the corona virus in sewage that's after traces of povich were found in some pools in barcelona dating back 9 months prior to the outbreak the scientists at the university of barcelona found the virus in a stump of sewage water collected in march last year it confirmed it suggests the
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virus didn't originate in china but instead was dormant across the world and only flared up in december dr tom jefferson from oxford university believes we should be focusing on identifying all potential methods of transmission. if sauced privy to was so widespread at least to be that we know in barcelona since march 2019 why has it all of a sudden appeared in the senate in january and in the lesley in february of this year this is a question that we're trying to unser looking at possible there involves which have like temperature humidity and so on which have a possible bearing on this what we should be focusing on things like how is this virus transmitted you know there are several ways it could transmit from person to person so is it one way or is it 2 ways or is it 3 ways what's the main way
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transmits does the temperature. and b. and temperature have anything to do with transmission. but these are important public health questions which will help us to understand it and understand its transmission and to focus the missions and such a thing out international went back in 30 minutes with the latest headlines. join me every 1st week on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sport that's less i'm show business i'll see that. time after time corporations repeat the same mantra sustainability it's very important it's accelerating transitions to sustainable prize board sustainability
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