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G20 to hold emergency video summit to discuss coronavirus

BBC Newshour

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

G20 to hold emergency video summit to discuss coronavirus

"Leaders of the G. twenty countries are holding a virtual summit to discuss the global action plan to tackle the corona virus pandemic the U. N. has won't world leaders that they must focus on the grave threat to millions of displaced people and refugees worldwide all diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus reports big story thing about this pandemic is not justice global character but the way in which even highly developed societies with impressive healthcare systems have been overwhelmed think then how it might be in countries with much more basic infrastructure especially places like Syria where hospitals in some areas are being systematically destroyed and millions of people arrived refugees or displaced one G. twenty is crowded gender is the need to allocate resources to tackle the epidemic in some of the most vulnerable places

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Turkey, Ankara And United States discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Turkey, Ankara And United States discussed on BBC Newshour

"Turkey's defense ministry says it's received the first delivery of a Russian air defense system the S. four hundred it to the consignment arrived at an airbase north west of Ankara earlier today Turkey's purchases angered its NATO allies the United States our defense and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus explains the Americans of all the time being saying if you get this missile you cannot buy I'll involves the F. thirty five warplanes they suspended pilot training in America

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Speaking from the White House in the last hour. President Trump has announced small business healthcare changes. He also says the administration is working to bring down drug prices. Iran has described you as accurate Asians that it was responsible for attacks onto oil tankers as unfounded, you have to look at this and say is this is the American say an Iranian vessel. Is it somebody else pretending to be the Iranians we just at the moment? No, but I think it is the first important part of the case against Iran. I think many countries will want to see more evidence, though want to see forensic information from the two vessels attacks. They'll want to see tracks from the alleged Iranian ships in the area, and so on. But the danger, of course, is that the Americans decide to retaliate and that indeed could lead to a serious kind of tit for tat struggle. BBC. Correspondent Jonathan Marcus in an interview with FOX and friends. President Trump says he will not fire counselor Kellyanne Conway of a watchdog agency recommended Conway's removal for what it says repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. Also at townhall dot com. Americans are spending at a healthy pace. The Commerce Department says retail sales increased a half a percent last month a sign that recent concerns about cautious. Consumer slowing economic growth may have been overdone measures of consumer confidence, which stumbled this spring amid the ongoing U S, China trade war have returned to nearly nineteen year, highs consumer spending now is increased three straight months and with unemployment, and a five decade low and wage gains easily.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

04:03 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"These are our main stories Russia's holding its biggest military exercise since the days of the Soviet Union with troops from China. Also taking part a keyboard crossing between Ethiopia. Eritrea has reopened after twenty years, a large-scale evacuation is underway in the United States as the east coast braces for hurricane Florence. Also in this podcast. Into music from Sudan's golden age. We'll get to that a bit later. But let's start with Russia's largest military exercise since the fall of the Soviet Union. For the first time, some of China's land forces are also taking part in the drill in eastern Siberia, a Chinese Major General leeway ya said, this was the start of a new era. Just again, he she's doing this exercise is the first joint operation by Chinese and Russian armed forces since both carried out then military reforms, it will fully demonstrate their new look and possibilities for cooperation. You not being the week, long war games. Dubbed Vostok eighteen will include more than three hundred thousand Russian soldiers NATO has expressed concern over the show of force which comes at a time of increasing tensions with the west or diplomatic and defence correspondent. Jonathan Marcus told us more. We've not seen Russian exercises on this scale since the early nineteen eighties about three hundred thousand troops. Involved thousand aircraft almost inevitably, that will be the practice of a nuclear dimension because that always figures in major Russian exercises. It comes at a time when the Russians have been working through a major modernization of many parts of their armed forces. So it's very important both to exercise for them, but also to demonstrate to the outside world that Russian military powers modern capable. They represent a force again in the world. And as we've been saying, NATO's already expressed its concerns and what will they be making in the west of the decision of China to participate? I think there's some unease the growing closeness of Beijing and Moscow you'll right. I mean, there have been small, Russian Chinese exercises in the past navel maneuvers on a small scale. When recently in the Baltic there have been smaller land exercises which have always been dubbed a piece. Keeping operations. They haven't been explicitly kind of -fensive military maneuvers the Chinese going to have about a little over three thousand troops about thirty Chinese aircraft. Of course. The question is, what does this portend for any future military alliance between the two countries? I don't think there's any sign of that happening anytime soon. I think the Chinese also want to monitor frankly, what the Russians are doing. And I also think the Chinese have a lot to learn. They're modernizing their armed forces. They've got very limited experience of a large scale military operations. So I think involvement with the Russians could be very beneficial to them. And the numbers would indicate that because obviously many more Russian troops participating. So the Chinese on the on the military side ever looked to learn. But this relationship is also about a lot else. It's about a lot else. It's a fascinating relationship that's developing between China and Russia. They're obviously key elements of push if you like, both of them are being. Pushed into closer relationships because they have poor relations with the west and particularly with the United States Russia. And of course, because of Ukraine, sanctions and so on China because of trade disputes. And it's throwing bullishness in areas like the the South China Sea and so on. But the real question is, is this a marriage of convenience or is it ultimately leading to something like a formal alliance of some kind Jonathan Marcus now to the horn of Africa..

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James Menendez, Bbc and Two Percent discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

04:01 min | 3 years ago

James Menendez, Bbc and Two Percent discussed on BBC Newshour

"Hello and welcome to newshour from the bbc world service i'm james menendez coming up diplomacy trump style the us president needs the nato summit saying he's happy that fellow members of agreed to spend billions more on defense this was a fantastic two days this was really fantastic it all came together at the end and yes it was a little tough we'll find out what tough means and whether this old alliances stronger or weaker now we'll see today president trump has just arrived in the uk on his first official visit the british government's be sitting at its detailed plans for brexit plus a gripping and terrifying account of the thai cave rescued from one of the divers involved a turnaround after about fifty meters when i got soak and then we both agreed this is madness we're gonna kill ourselves there's no need for more people to dine escapes all of that more after the knees this is the bbc news hello i'm jonathan is art president trump has said he's now very happy with his nato allies for committing an extra thirty three billion dollars to military spending he told a news conference in brussels that nato was much stronger earlier mr trump shamed germany spain and belgium for falling well short of the collective pledge to spend two percent of gdp on defense our defense and diplomatic correspondent jonathan marcus he is like t to extract some significant additional defense expenditure but how quickly people reach this two percent target is unclear the likelihood of people going much beyond that i think is a fantasy so many more questions than answers and still a fundamental uncertainty about how mr trump really regards nato is it merely a set of transactional relationships or is it the fundamental bedrock of a transatlantic alliance that up to now at least it's been seen a securing as much america's defenses as it does the europeans russia has hit back at president trump's complaints about new gas pipeline being constructed between russia and germany the kremlin spokesman said mr trump was trying to force european customers to buy more expensive american energy and in the past few minutes president trump has landed in the uk for a two day working visit during his trip he will meet queen elizabeth and the prime minister britain's new brexit secretary dominic robb has outlined in parliament detailed plans for future trading relations with the european union after the uk leaves the block in march robertson reports after two years of indecision theresa may governments have finally opted for what might be called a softer brexit which envisages continuing close economic ties between britain and the eu of the heart of the plan is the idea of a free trade area and a common rulebook so we'll disruption to business and the need for a border between northern ireland and the irish republic but it's already meeting opposition from both brexit enthusiasts in the governing conservative party and from brussels so the government's may at last have a plan but the real drama over brexit is likely only just beginning members of pakistan's former governing party the pm l n say hundreds of their members have been detained by police in the city of lahore before general election later this month they say it's an attempt to prevent them holding rallies in support of their leader the former prime minister now i sharif more from joanna jolly pm l n members say police have raided the homes of party councillors in the whole and detained activists here in charge of organizing street protests they say the crackdown will make it harder for them to stage rallies when their leader now as chief returns to the city on friday mr sharieff who is currently in london was sentenced in absentia by a pakistani corruption court to ten years in prison he says he will return to challenge the sentencing which he described as politically motivated you're listening to the world news from the bbc this.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

04:05 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Like a multilateral agreements we know he doesn't seem to like a big international organizations the european union maybe even aspects of nato jonathan marcus on president trump disatisfaction with the state of the western military alliance then does it feel like out in the borderlands of nato europe correspondent kevin finally traveled to the baltic republic of estonia which is a long board with russia to assess its view of nato in the age of trump as you head south east of tolin through the forest fringed farmland of estonia brush it doesn't just sound like it's getting closer it is getting close i so in miniature dog and unders vistas the most ford full with deployments an estonian border god gently explaining to me how to avoid accidentally wondering into russia we have signed their that forbids cars from parking there just stopping there for fifty meters when you consider that this is the eastern frontier but nato and the european union the boulder is a little softer looking than you might think certainly no berlin wall through the trees you can't see but there is a russian postal and do you ever see those guys to do the same thing the also patrolled and but the protocol is no big friendly compensation justice lose lose protocol where all people it's not just the grandfather clock in his office that gives the estonian interior minister andras unveiled a sense of time there's the old railway map on his wool chilling stone buddhas as they were in the nineteen twenties during its brief flickering independence between the woes border here to the nava river so we lost i think some few kilometres so this is the independent republic of of his tenuous the map is nineteen twenty nine yes yes yes yes exactly but then as now this donis relationship with its giant eastern neighbour who's wary and watchful the difference now says the minister is this tony of firmly believes that nato stands solidly behind it are shirt is building up military activists bar per us i think the best thing is not to be in some panic but work with together while co partners like britain and other states we already but we are not to panic in the building next to the interior ministry ill kgb interrogation cells have been catholic preserved a reminder of the realities of soviet occupation the job of deterring putin's russia falls to nato battlegroup in which the u k plays a leading role it's kanawha kennel giles harris told me that as one of britain's largest overseas deployments this is a clear signal to russia that nato's over one and one for all guarantee israel redeem maintaining them to readiness because that's important part of the message being here is one thing but we need to demonstrate it we will react if something does happen but all of that is based on you how we've situation indications mornings and of course the moment there's nothing to suggest that would happen in a very much a defensive posture the cathedral bells freedom square might sound like a child picking a tune on xylophone but they ring out across an independent capital city whose confidences boasted by estonian nato membership donald trump's unpredictable approach to the alliance might create an undercurrent of anxiety but here on the western world's eastern frontier there's a powerful sense of nato's mission the passionate belief in its guarantees kevin connolly reporting from a stone you one.

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Trump, Kim Jong and President discussed on BBC World Service

BBC World Service

01:30 min | 3 years ago

Trump, Kim Jong and President discussed on BBC World Service

"Brussels later today to discuss preparations for the alliance's summit next month they're expected to focus on the perceived threat from a resurgent russia and on reinforcing nato's defence capabilities in poland and the baltic countries are defense correspondent jonathan marcus reports from brussels much discussion at this meeting we'll be on measures to rapidly reinforce the nato forward battlegroups deployed and potent and the three baltic republics the hope is that the nato summit in just over a month's time an ambitious plan will be unveiled intended to deploy up to thirty mechanized battalions thirty air force squadrons and thirty warships within thirty days of the outbreak of any crisis iraqi police at least sixteen people have been killed in an explosion near a shia mosque in these saada city district of baghdad many more were injured and interior ministry spokesman said the mosque had been used as an illegal arms cache and the blast occurred when the weapons were transferred to a nearby car he blamed terrorist aggression and said an investigation had been launched world news from the bbc the foreign minister of singapore vivian balakrishnan is in pyongyang for talks with north korean officials ahead of next week's historic summit between president trump and kim jong on the meeting between the us and north korean leaders is to be held on the singaporean island of centers the peruvian congress has suspended three legislators including kenji fujimori over corruption allegations following a petition by a rival party led by mister fujimori assistant keiko kenji fujimori.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"They are not actually breaking the terms of the agreement itself i think it's very much a signal by the iranians that they have a say in this there are things that they can do whilst they watched the europeans dithering over exactly how they can keep this deal alive and as they see of course commercial companies beginning in many cases to distance themselves from trading with iran so this is very much a response to the us action wouldn't they have done this anyway or not no they wouldn't i mean this is as it were a warning we all getting ready to do something if indeed the nuclear deal falls by the wayside and it is in many ways on life support now i think the problem particularly for the main key european governments britain france and germany who is struggling to try and keep this deal alive is that in a way what the iranians are doing kind of undercuts that many people in america critics of iran critics of the nuclear deal will say well look we told you so so why does ron won't this enrichment program in the first place if it isn't intending ultimately to get a bomb look they're getting ready to gear up this uranium enrichment program now so i think in many ways it does undercut the efforts of those western governments who are trying desperately to find a way to keep this deal alive jonathan marcus our defense and diplomatic correspondent the first funerals have taken place in ramallah for people killed by the violent eruption of the forego volcano sixty nine people are now known to have died but many others are missing and search and rescue operations are continuing nina laconi is a journalist who's been to one of the affected areas the village of some again lose lotus and she described the devastation there.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Are not actually breaking the terms of the agreement itself i think it's very much a signal by the iranians that they have a say in this there are things that they can do whilst they watched the europeans dithering over exactly how they can keep this deal alive and as they see of course commercial companies beginning in many cases to distance themselves from trading with iran so this is very much a response to the us action would they have done this anyway or not no they wouldn't i mean this is as it were a warning we all getting ready to do something if indeed the nuclear deal falls by the wayside and it is in many ways on life support now i think the problem particularly for the main key european governments britain france and germany who is struggling to try and keep this deal alive is that in a way what the iranians are doing kind of undercuts that many people in america critics of iran critics of the nuclear deal will say well look we told you so so why does ron won't enrichment program in the first place if it isn't intending ultimately to get a bomb look they're getting ready to gear up this uranium enrichment program now so i think in many ways it does undercut the efforts of those western governments who are trying desperately to find a way to keep this deal alive jonathan marcus our defense and diplomatic correspondent the first funerals have taken place in what mela for people killed by the violent eruption of the forego volcano sixty nine people are now known to have died but many others are missing and search and rescue operations are continuing nina lakhani is a journalist who's been to one of the affected areas the village of some again lose lotus and she described the devastation there.

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Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim released from prison

Global News Podcast

02:06 min | 3 years ago

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim released from prison

"Diplomatic dance and as i say this is a a reality check for all of us jonathan marcus it's an extraordinary act of reconciliation anwar ibrahim has been released from jail as promised by his former political nemesis the country's new leader mahatma muhammad mr anwar was originally jailed twenty years ago for what he said were full soda meet charges he was imprisoned again in two thousand fifteen by ninety bras the man who lost power in a shock election results last week to the ninety two year old dr maha tear at a noisy news conference in kuala lumpur the seventy year old mr anwar said he believed malaysia was on the verge of a new era there's a new dawn i think that'd be put them in this year me chinese indians gutters and even then tire spectrum gutless of liz religion whose food by the principles of democracy and freedom correspondent in malaysia jonathan head has been witnessing these historic events crucial part of the agreement between the opposition movement that anwar lead and mahattaya muhammad who in the end proved decisive and getting enough support to overcome a system that massively favors the the former ruling party and brought about this historic election victory and what you were has already been meeting the king inside the palace that's extrordinary to the king even wanted to see him i'm just thinking about it this man was convicted prisoner officially a criminal justice you hours ago he's not getting audience with the king obviously his partnership with mahatma hamad is going to be the key to how malaysia moves forward now these are two men who were very close process jay and mentor back in the nineteen ninety s who fell out don't tomorrow it here the current prime minister actually had input in jail first of all on these trumped up sodomy charges well two periods he sentenced spent inside in the nine thousand nine hundred and there's been a lot of bitter comment.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Mus all some kind of economic prosperity yes one economic prosperity yesterday one economic deals but they want to do this piece by piece on diplomatic correspondent jonathan marcus has more on the us strategy we don't know huge amount to it has to be said this is a very curious summit in the traditional diplomacy you figure out what you're going to get what you can achieve a when there is something that you can put on the table it kind of menu of things that can be rolled out the principles meets they have their summit they signed the piece of paper they smile they shake hands and they go way and bob's your uncle as it were now that isn't the way mr trump is doing this is giving the summit i and they're trying to fill out the menu the agenda of deliverables if you like subsequently i think well the north koreans have done here is really done two things directly they put a shot across the bows of the americans reminding them that north korea is not to be compared to a country like libya this is after all the country that has a fullyfledged nuclear weapon it's very close to be able to have one that it could deliver to the continental united states so they want to be taken more seriously i think though it's a reality check for all of us there's been something rather fantastical about discussion about this summit that amazingly with one great leap in a mr trump will arrive on a in singapore and this problem that has been deviled american administrations for decades will be resolved it's much much more complicated than that we don't actually know what the north koreans mean exactly by denuclearization we don't know what the timescale is likely to be we don't know what the americans will have to do with their south korean allies in response on what if there is to be aid assistance for the north koreans what the timescale of that is going to be as well so it's a very complex.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Mus all some kind of economic prosperity yes one economic prosperity yesterday one economic deals but they want to do this piece by piece on diplomatic correspondent jonathan marcus has more on the us strategy we don't know huge amount to it has to be said this is a very curious summit in the traditional diplomacy you figure out what you're going to get what you can achieve a when there is something that you can put on the table it kind of menu of things that can be rolled out the principles meets they have their summit they signed the piece of paper they smile they shake hands and they go way and bob's your uncle as it were now that isn't the way mr trump is doing this is giving the summit i and they're trying to fill out the menu the agenda of deliverables if you like subsequently i think well the north koreans have done here is really done two things directly they put a shot across the bows of the americans reminding them that north korea is not to be compared to a country like libya this is after all the country that has a fullyfledged nuclear weapon it's very close to be able to have one that it could deliver to the continental united states so they want to be taken more seriously i think though it's a reality check for all of us there's been something rather fantastical about discussion about this summit that amazingly with one great leap in a mr trump will arrive on a in singapore and this problem that has been deviled american administrations for decades will be resolved it's much much more complicated than that we don't actually know what the north koreans mean exactly by denuclearization we don't know what the timescale is likely to be we don't know what the americans will have to do with their south korean allies in response on what if there is to be aid assistance for the north koreans what the timescale of that is going to be as well so it's a very complex.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"The agreement even the bulk of his radi senior israeli former generals and security officials think for all its faults it's probably a good thing as far as it goes even some serving his ready officers but of course that prime minister mister netanyahu has been one of the chief cheerleaders in trying to encourage mr trump to take this decision the problem for all of them is yes of course iran is seen as a problem in the region what tools are there to constrain terrones behavior this nuclear agreement was an imperfect one but it was one to there needs to be many but now what the americans have done is basically thrown this tool out of the window and now we just don't know whether iran will decide to draw conclusions from this that the international community doesn't want to deal with it doesn't want to allow it to play the sort of role in the region that it wishes to play and if that's the case we could be heading in a very danger direction i think jonathan marcus the iranian president hassan rohani accused mr trump of engaging in psychological warfare he said he'd ordered officials to be ready to start the enrichment of uranium at industrial levels but president ruhani added that first he told talks with other parties to the agreement known as the jcp way is ought to horrid gem i have ordered the foreign ministry to negotiate with european countries china and russia in the coming weeks if at the end of this short period we conclude that we can fully benefit from the jcp with the cooperation of all countries the deal would remain but if our interests are not protected we will announce the islamic republic's decision the leaders of the countries of france germany and britain who all helped negotiate the deal have said they regret the us decision they in the wider european union have said they're determined to preserve the agreement to get more on the iranian reaction i spoke to cousin achie.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Hugely unchallenging staged question about the scruple poisoning and he said that he was surprised by the pace of the anti russia campaign in the west he said russia wants to take part in the investigation into the scriptural poisoning and hope that a line could be drawn under the fast soon and he said that he noted that the nuclear bertrand that is investigating the the nerve agent that was used on the former russian spine his daughter said that they could not be sure if the provenance of that nerve agent it's interesting tim that's even though most nato countries expelled russian diplomats in the wake of that poisoning turkey did not it did not criticise russia it did not expect any russian diplomats that is yet another sign of its coziness with moscow turkey correspondent mark lowen well as we heard there british sean cysts say they cannot identify the precise source of the nova choke agent used on the former russian spy sergei scruple the uk government said the findings were only one part of the intelligence pager and that all evidence pointed to russia the comments were made by the head of the british military research facility at porton down gary aitken head say why are the experts still unable to identify the origin of the nova choke used in the attack question i put security and defence correspondent jonathan marcus what do we have to be very clear this scientist is saying then the borough tras ray to identify the samples from seoul's spree as nova chuck to identify that it was a military grade nerve agent but we've not verified the precise source we've given the scientific information to the government who he then says have used a number of other sources to piece together the conclusions they have come to so what are you saying is that as a scientist in the barak dri they have identified it as nova chuck which is potentially one of a group of closely related nerve agents military nerve agents.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Hugely unchallenging staged question about the scruple poisoning and he said that he was surprised by the pace of the anti russia campaign in the west he said russia wants to take part in the investigation into the scriptural poisoning and hope that a line could be drawn under the fast soon and he said that he noted that the nuclear bertrand that is investigating the the nerve agent that was used on the former russian spine his daughter said that they could not be sure if the provenance of that nerve agent it's interesting tim that's even though most nato countries expelled russian diplomats in the wake of that poisoning turkey did not it did not criticise russia it did not expect any russian diplomats that is yet another sign of its coziness with moscow turkey correspondent mark lowen well as we heard there british sean cysts say they cannot identify the precise source of the nova choke agent used on the former russian spy sergei scruple the uk government said the findings were only one part of the intelligence pager and that all evidence pointed to russia the comments were made by the head of the british military research facility at porton down gary aitken head say why are the experts still unable to identify the origin of the nova choke used in the attack question i put security and defence correspondent jonathan marcus what do we have to be very clear this scientist is saying then the borough tras ray to identify the samples from seoul's spree as nova chuck to identify that it was a military grade nerve agent but we've not verified the precise source we've given the scientific information to the government who he then says have used a number of other sources to piece together the conclusions they have come to so what are you saying is that as a scientist in the barak dri they have identified it as nova chuck which is potentially one of a group of closely related nerve agents military nerve agents.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Sense that will russia is claim to have done in britain is part of a pattern of wider pattern of russian behavior and of course when i put it to miss the stoltenberg in what was nato gain to do in practical terms to respond to this he's was essentially that nato is already responding to this pattern and he pointed to the deployment of four battlegroups to the baltic republics and poland to the stepping up of a nato military presence in the black sea region and so on and we had in save category we do not want to and you called war we do not want an arms race but without stepping up in the way that he seemed to hint that they may well do how can that be avoided what of course remember nato is increasing its spending or other nato countries are increasing their spending i mean the event today was actually the presentation of his annual report for last year he said that actually there had been three consecutive years in which nato's european allies and canada had increased their defense spending significantly so again that is part of this response to russia's developing pattern of behavior some will say it's not enough yet but more money is being spent i was jonathan marcus in brussels the syrian civil war is entering its eighth year since it began more than four hundred thousand people on known to either be dead or missing it isn't just a fight between two sides many groups and countries are involved each with its own agenda making the situation far more complex and prolonging the fighting at the moment the focus is on the besieged rebel an cave of eastern guten near damascus tens of thousands of civilians remained trapped there today an aid convoy of twenty five trucks has headed into the main town of duma just the third such convoy to be allowed in since the syrian government launched its devastating offensive among.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Sense that will russia is claim to have done in britain is part of a pattern of wider pattern of russian behavior and of course when i put it to miss the stoltenberg in what was nato gain to do in practical terms to respond to this he's was essentially that nato is already responding to this pattern and he pointed to the deployment of four battlegroups to the baltic republics and poland to the stepping up of a nato military presence in the black sea region and so on and we had in save category we do not want to and you called war we do not want an arms race but without stepping up in the way that he seemed to hint that they may well do how can that be avoided what of course remember nato is increasing its spending or other nato countries are increasing their spending i mean the event today was actually the presentation of his annual report for last year he said that actually there had been three consecutive years in which nato's european allies and canada had increased their defense spending significantly so again that is part of this response to russia's developing pattern of behavior some will say it's not enough yet but more money is being spent i was jonathan marcus in brussels the syrian civil war is entering its eighth year since it began more than four hundred thousand people on known to either be dead or missing it isn't just a fight between two sides many groups and countries are involved each with its own agenda making the situation far more complex and prolonging the fighting at the moment the focus is on the besieged rebel an cave of eastern guten near damascus tens of thousands of civilians remained trapped there today an aid convoy of twenty five trucks has headed into the main town of duma just the third such convoy to be allowed in since the syrian government launched its devastating offensive among.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:36 min | 4 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Jonathan marcus there so how is all this being seen in iran professor muhammad marandi dean of north american studies at the university of tehran says the move would be bad for the us i think it would discredit the united states to a great degree because no country in the world would really take the united states seriously in future during negotiations many in iran feel that the deal is flawed but at the end of the day after the iranians decided to agree to the to this they have committed themselves and expectation is that the united states does the same if he certifies the agreement that i think it does severely weakened the agreement even though it does not bring it to its end yet james menendez spoke to any german mayer a senior policy fellow at the european council on foreign relations she was part of the negotiations that led to the deal back in 2015 hacked to clean there is not going to be a instance impact on the technical implementation of the nuclear deal says fires iran and all the other parties a concerns the show goes on and the nuclear deal continues to lives because what's happening in the us fun is a puny domestic legislation process how there will be side effects because decertification anti the action as trump does do this is going to be in iran seen as a real blow in terms of how far that's making shots in america to continue living by the deal going forward.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This could open the way for the us congress to reimpose sanctions against tehran so what is the thinking in washington on diplomatic correspondent is jonathan marcus it's very clear that uh what president trump intends to do is to light a fuse a which could lead to the explosion of the nuclear agreement which remember is not just an agreement between the us in the wrong it involves a many other countries the eu members the russel's the chinese and seoul essentially this is a problem of american middle if mr trump decides not to recertify the agreement and other was to say the is no longer in america's national security interests it doesn't mean that of america's actually abandoning the treaty straight away as i say set in train a process which then goes to congress as a congress to decide whether sanctions should be implemented but it is a very strong signal mr trump doesn't like the deal he doesn't like the thoughtless it is one of four prisoners bombs most significant international achievements on the world stage he set his heart against it the problem of course is that he she won't constrain iran's nuclear activities disagreement is probably in the immediate future the best way of doing it so it doesn't really have a great deal of logic his position yes it to them because if the us votes to reimpose this sanctions what will that mean for the deal if having a decertified the deal as we expect it goes to congress and if congress decides to reimpose sabail all of the sanctions that will mean effectively that the united states is breaking the the conditions of the treaty and the treaty will collapse that would be very very serious indeed.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:49 min | 4 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Jonathan marcus in the united states and across the caribbean communities hit by hurricane erma are now focusing on recovery and rebuilding the storm wrought extensive damage up to twothirds of homes in the american state of florida or without power and oncepristine caribbean islands and now described as uninhabitable many if the islands a uk a french and dutch overseas territories and the british government in particular has faced criticism over the speed of its response and the supported offered but britain's defence secretary tsa michael fallon insists the uk authorities acted in good time rao to ship their ready not by chance we always put a ship into the region for the hurricane season that ship has been helping since thursday anguilla in the british virgin islands we have nine hundred troops are out there now we have three helicopters out there the eight effort is underway across our own territories and griller british virgin islands and turks and caicos and let me assure you were all working together on this knows everyone agrees josephine gums conner is a leading lawyer on the british territory of angola one of the island's worst hit by the hurricane people were starting to crack a helicopter coming off the ship uh with what was supposed to be construction materials ended up being about two pallets of plywood that's the extent of the construction materials that were coming to anglo them explained to us than constitution the legally what should the uk do in the aftermath of this kind of storm angler is an overseas territory and we have our own constitution.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:34 min | 4 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Already of these sanctions going to have any effect on nought it's hard to say i mean one short on stood that is they will obviously have more impact if they are actually implemented the degree of honoring of these sanctions particularly by china is obviously a big question and then there's the question of to what extent china's going to brief found the neck of operatives on its long border with north korea to make sure not to mention my a small ships to make sure that the sanctions and not paying avoided pie smugglers of one kind and another but i suppose sure i'd go back to in a way miles of the first question that these sanctions will have some impact but they are not going to bring north korea to its knees and i think it would be fair to say that beijing doesn't really expect that any sanctions will it believes that it is not constructive to force north korea into a corner and the you have to apply sanctions but at the same time talked to north korea carry gracie in beijing the north atlantic treaty organization or nato was created in 1949 as an alliance of us allies to provide collective security against the soviet union now the allowances easternmost member turkey has decided to buy its new generation of anti aircraft missiles not from one of its nato partners but from the kremlin the bbc's defense and diplomatic correspondent jonathan marcus told me more about the deal which is set to be worth some three billion dollars.

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"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:39 min | 4 years ago

"jonathan marcus" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"We've seen in recent weeks growing friction between us forces and pro assad regime forces in eastern syria syrian warplane has been shot down to drones ground forces have been bombed in once the instance by the americans as i think are another attack against the syrian regime now would be seen as part and parcel of amman broader american foot as it were into the syrian crisis and predictably perhaps russia supports syria militarily has denounced these us threats as it calls and we consider such threats against the syrian leader to be unacceptable america's going to try to find line he hasn't it because they're benin mrs between russia military and the us military over the last few weeks relations are a pretty low point they will miss the new mrs to be fair and often in syria they tend to be in the baltic and elsewhere where is this a rather different here nato rush attention over syria there being relatively few incidents between the americans and the russians the coordination mechanisms seemed to work very well but as i say there is a danger now that with the americans and the syrian proregime forces many of them iranianbacked coming into closer proximity in eastern syria and with the russians of course continuing their operations as well you have all of the ingredients for something going wrong and then that escalating into a much more a significant crisis jonathan marcus article matic correspondent well there's been a sharp drop in the us and donald trump's approval ratings across the world.

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