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simply. the u.s. is set to vote on further sanctions against russia but the e.u. warns up with television against washington if the move hurts european businesses. quote no magic solution to the refugee crisis can be found italy's interior minister warns that international talks and arctic route travels through areas of the countries to gauge the effects of the micro likes. us and he i still rate in afghanistan ends in civilian bloodshed as washington's accused of killing eight locals in an airstrike we hear from survivors and hospital.
thanks for tuning in you're watching our team to national it's one in the afternoon here in moscow with you this hour is at least two top story now the u.s. is set to vote on further sanctions against russia on tuesday the bill which has already passed the senate and now goes to the house targets russia for allegedly interfering in u.s. presidential elections let's take a look at what's in the bill. it blocks any partnership with russian companies in a range of sectors it also calls for punitive measures if any company invests exports or helps russian pipeline projects. but the move faces stiff resistance from the e.u. brussels warns it may retaliate if the move hurts european businesses the e.u. commission warns it's launching a major diplomatic offensive against a possible new sanctions. following the spruces swith some concern regarding the european union's energy independence and energy security
interests we are activating all diplomatic channels to. address these concerns from these u.s. measures with our u.s. counterparts a previous version of the bill had already been criticized by germany and austria cannot accept the us through to impose sanctions that violate international law and affected european companies involved in the expansion of europe's energy supply europe so the g. supply is a matter for europe i'm not the united states of america it's up to us to decide who supplies us with energy and how according to rules of openness i'm ok competition the bill accuses russia of weaponize and gas exports but as kayla martin explains it would actually hand the u.s. more power to control the global energy market so after months of podium pounding
and condemnations against russia the u.s. congress is about to pass a bill penalizing russia not much to see here right just part of the ongoing confrontation well let's take a look at what's actually in the bill the bill is targeting the construction of a key natural gas pipeline in europe citing what it calls detrimental impact on european energy security furthermore in the same paragraph the bill talks about exporting more of america's resources in order to create american jobs strengthen u.s. allies and strengthen u.s. foreign policy now that all agrees with a key component of u.s. energy strategy america's global dominance and finally we will acknowledge that energy policy. is not just a vital element of u.s. economic policy but it's also a viable element of u.s. foreign policy and one of the most important actions we can take is to use our massive shale gas resources to begin shipping liquefied natural gas overseas
so there you have it but what does selling gas to europe have to do with protecting the sanctity of america's voting machines america's european allies are now crying foul saying that the usa is interfering with their energy policies with these sanctions this is an issue of this conflict the relationship between russia and germany is not always free of conflicts but i cannot see how the politics of sanctions is hoping that says there is an american saying if you're in a hole stop digging i think this would be the right's approach to this issue the united states wants somehow to have you know bigger share of the european market especially in germany because germany biggest market. so far what i saw that the russian you know is somehow an enemy for the u.s. guy. from each state. and we have
a very long standing relations with the russian federation. in a market where you know you have longstanding relations and i see. a good example to mention. at this point russia accounts for thirty eight percent of the european union's natural gas while the usa only accounts for two percent of the e.u. use natural gas imports you can bet some slick wall street syndicates would like to reverse that lineup so when you hear this explanation of the sanctions continue working with the house and senate to put those tough sanctions in place on russia until the situation in ukraine is fully resolved it certainly isn't right now don't forget about. this one we are committed to securing your access to alternate sources of energy so poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to a single supplier of energy u.s.
leaders say that they don't like russia for all kinds of reasons but one thing they don't mention is that russia is a key exporter of oil and natural gas competing with the big monopolists. are to see new york leading adolescent germany's brimmer landsbanki folk are held they are believed to us measures are simply about improving the american economy the point is has got to do anything with the political sphere with the frozen conflict in the ukraine that was syria and it actually hasn't got anything to do also with an interference of russia or us elections at these has to do with the approach of the us administration to make deals to get their economy going so this is very konami rather than political and where the european union clearly taking a stance between the european union and the u.s. this current policy. will have a deep deep impact going forward for the relationships in the western hemisphere.
donald trump's son in law of jared kirshner has denied all accusations of collusion with russia during last year's election campaign he made the statement outside the white house. let me be very clear i did not collude with russia nor do i know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. donald trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign and that is why he won. suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him the president's senior adviser was called to testify in front of the senate intelligence committee the hearing was held behind closed doors but even before he went in he explained the extent of his contacts with russians during the presidential campaign jacqueline booga has a story. he did put out an eleven page statement before him and in that document he outright denies all accusations of colluding with the russians or of having any
knowledge of others in team trump having done so along with denying having any improper contact with foreign officials bush outlined each interaction he had with russians including the now infamous meeting with a russian attorney that the media has painted as no less than a kremlin agent cushion or was being invited to meet with a russian attorney and it had been promised she would deliver dirt on hillary clinton and it is suspicious that they met with these people that they didn't consult a lawyer and that one of these people is a former k.g.b. she or you with a russian intelligence arm kirshner's explanation is much less exciting he claims that the meeting was about adoption and that he even had an assistant call him and get him out of it because it wasn't a good use of his time question or also draw attention to the fact that his job during the campaign was to be the point of contact with foreign countries and therefore the four times he did encounter russians was well within his scope realistically not having any to report would have been more concerning given the
amount of foreign contacts he had during the campaign i had incoming contacts with people from approximately fifteen countries to put these requests in context i must have received thousands of kools let's isn't emails from people looking to talk will meet on a variety of topics including hundreds from outside the united states well i could not be responsive to everyone i tried to be respectful of any foreign government question or how stressed the fact that he had only limited contacts with russian representatives and none of them were improper history has shown us that it is likely that the hunt for wrong doing well continue political ad of the stars or tell believes the arrival of democratic party has gained nothing from his relentless campaign against teen trump jarrett closer did a great job in the primary great job in the general election a great job in the transition and a fine job an outstanding job today so i would. hope that the democrats were would realize it's actually in their interest now to use this new message that just
rebranded just came out today except the fact that they lost because hillary clinton and her team ran a horrible campaign learn from their move on and select a new set of initiatives to try to sell the american people but i fear there are simply just not going to give up quite frankly i think we've seen enough we know enough i think president trump should stand up he should be encouraged to use the process formally and get robert muller says to produce results and then stand down . there's no magic solution to the refugee crisis according to italy's interior minister european officials met in tunisia to discuss the problem on monday it's always been the most vocal over the migrant issue of the country receiving the brunt of all refugees coming by sea from africa interior minister mark on the ninety stressed the need for a common strategy there is no magic solution no nation can alone deal with the migratory flux
a new nation sheltered from it. this year alone almost one hundred thousand refugees have reached the italian coast that's eighty five percent of all migrants who have journeyed by sea to europe are to go has been traveling across italy to rule areas of the country to see how the crisis is impacting on life there italy's come up with a plan to ease the migrant crisis make them settle across the country even in the most remote areas one neighborhood saw an abandoned hotel turn into a refugee shelter overnight there was a divided community and a mere launching a protest. battle to a small town in the mountains which after a government decision was forced to accommodate dozens of migrants. i hope the mayor of this town mr cheever talk explain the system to me. on giordano can we see the hotel now i'll bet
a kilometer going to be on the other ok thank you. the prefecture didn't tell us in advance that migrants were coming i thought everything would work out as the government told us that it would help us to cope with the migrants there are already many problems here like unemployment issues with infrastructure health etc that's why some people around here are angry because the government chose to invest money into the relocation of migrants instead of providing time with additional funds. this looks like the hotel we're looking for they entered through the gates but stayed outside because there was no electricity the hotel hasn't been used for years to host tourists my next step was to try and talk to the migrants inside but they wouldn't let me and behind a locked gate was a dodgy looking man he claimed to be from a cooperative that had been put in charge by the authorities known filming he said the mayor said that a very low percentage of people who are here are actually refugees most of them are
economic migrants is that true no that's not true the migrants are well integrated the mayor has never even contacted me he is lying i went on to ask where the migrants were from the man claimed they were all refugees out of nigeria niger guinea became a fast food just as i was negotiating we saw a couple with a tray of sweets it turns out some locals were indeed glad to have the new neighbors the security guard let's put it this way made an exception for me and actually allowed me inside the hotel to see what the conditions are like and i can tell you that the migrants and refugees have everything to live a normal life there the question though remains whether they will be able to integrate into the local society and whether all the locals will be ready to accept that number of refugees our journey. continued to another small community where migrants haven't arrived yet but the government's intentions have already caused
quite a debate in the usually quiet neighborhood. a very small abandoned school local government wanted to place sixty my gran's in that small building i think we have a chance to talk to the lawyer who is representing the local community understand the plan was to put the migrants here. who are putting migrants here into buildings like this is racism the risk is that the shelter could turn into a ghetto a kind of concentration camp because the migrants will have nothing to do here but the problem is not just this it's bigger it's about the lack of ability and opportunities to integrate the boats won't stop arriving in sicily from north africa so let's wait till you hear similar stories from italy's many other. having blasted the rest of the. crisis italian officials seem to have taken up the strategy of a nationwide melting pot will be watching how it's put to the test of
a train car t. in sicily. u.s. forces in afghanistan happen in queues of killing civilians in an airstrike the bombing raid took place and manage to have problems on sunday and was targeting a sonic state a spokesman for the regional governor issued a statement. he told us the. militants were killed in the u.s. operation eight civilians were injured another eight killed including women and children. according to witnesses to strike at a funeral procession several of the survivors are being treated at a local hospital artie's video agency ruptly managed to speak to some. i had shots then a jet fighter launch me sorrow it leveled five rooms to ground some people were killed and injured later i fainted when i opened my eyes i found myself in hospital
. we were sitting in their own together and suddenly i had the must have been by going to fall village and i was injured to. the u.s. military has confirmed the strike took place but said it wasn't aware of any civilian casualties meanwhile the u.n. mission has promised an investigation and to the allegations. we're back in a few minutes with more near is including what to expect with the meeting between iraq's vice president and flatter my putting scheduled for later this afternoon don't go away. leg.
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back to the program iraq's vice president is meeting flat repetition on tuesday during a four day trip to russia it comes after newer nuri al maliki said moscow should broaden his political and military presence in iraq artist a partridge has more. money key is meeting president putin instead petersburg on day three of his four day trip here to russia and the meetings that he had yesterday were with sergey lavrov the foreign minister to discuss what about russian cooperation with iraq and how that they can develop relations further in particular spheres like economic space the political balance there and also in the military sphere in the league he called upon russia yesterday to increase its presence in iraq iraq has historic ties with russia and now we need russia's political as well as military presence to restore balance in the region in the interests of the countries and nations living their lives are hearing their russia
and iraq seem to have very good relations with in the meantime iraq's relations with the u.s. haven't been so good leaky is a known and vocal critic of the american bases there and also how he's forced how uncomfortable the iraqi people are with the american presence he's also said that he's concerned about how the americans could also claim credit for the liberation in mosul against isis which he feels was effectively down to the iraqi forces on the ground rather than the american presence so lots of issues to discuss when it's coming up today on day three terrorism one of them that's the big point there but also as you said before economic cooperation and moving forward on maintaining what he calls that political balance. and adult movie about homosexual muslim refugees has sparked controversy in germany the film shows a night in the life of a newly arrived syrian refugee and berlin who after suffering a hate crime needs a german man that actor explained she was trying to change attitudes towards migrants.
like you're reading. in the cafe. she didn't understand there's. like the sound of it. if you are brought up with an idea that homosexuality is wrong. of course there will be people thinking that this film is showing something that is completely out of the question. but what i hope for and what i wish for them looking at it and getting emotional with the characters feeling for it and eventually. mine the vast majority of newcomers to germany a muslim with homosexuality forbidden in islam we go reaction to the film from a syrian refugee. i came to europe from the arab east from syria not to see things
like this but to learn from europeans their culture and good behavior i'm personally against it and migrants shouldn't gaijin this kind of action social commentator morons are and conservative writer mike turner of edge gave us their views on the story. can do some good to show people that muslims come in different kinds of shapes and forms but that's a great thing now there are naturally going to be people who are upset maybe some the graphic scenes in the sexual scenes it is an adult movie it's not for everybody and there are people of all kinds of walks of life that will be comfortable and uncomfortable with different scenes in it but the key themes are that there are different stories and some people want to tell those stories you're going to have a major culture clash if you walk a man a million new people who have a strong cultural identity and are willing to impose that culture ideally in their own social norms are the people who live in the host nation there's definitely some tension between the idea that europe needs to open its doors and walk them in millions of people from all over the world all those millions of people often have
homophobic values we've got we have some reports out recent in the u.k. and in france about asylum seekers who were gay and who were being so badly abused by guards in offices and other people that were not being protected though the facts are the pew research has done multiple studies on this and all the polling and fifty percent of people in muslim majority nations do believe that homosexuality should be a crime in many cases gays are being executed thrones off the ropes this is all happening so whether whether there are people being raped in refugee camps by guards that's terrible the question is is the muslim world now in the middle east now not three hundred years ago now five hundred years ago now are the exception of homosexuals and gay people the answer is that they're not and you can prove this empirically through all kinds of research you can look at the laws in the criminalization and homosexuality so i would suggest you look at the facts our hearts can change but you have to change hearts through enlightenment through
education through reaching out to engagement what you don't change hearts spies by pointing at people and demonizing them and making them feel under siege and downtrodden. but islamic state losing ground and a stronghold there have been frequent warnings that many harvests from europe and. back home is thought a twenty two year old dutch rapper could be one of them after he posted this online . this is part. of it but that rapper is among hundreds of europeans who left their countries to join us live in state in iraq and syria the netherlands the authorities believe two hundred eighty dutch nationals headed to the middle east to take up the jihad of that one hundred nineteen manage to join isis while fifty returned back home meanwhile eighty of those that left holland are officially classed as children it
seems to manage the hottest were determined from the outset to eventually return home and resettle in europe i had expected to be a change factor in the civil war by fighting a shot that didn't succeed because the world is siding with assad and they always had the intention of returning after the war. countries across europe have been ringing the alarm bells for some time over the risks posed by returning to harvest even though they will face criminal charges some fear that the fighters will just say what the authorities want to hear integration there were rocks with the individual who. integrated is sort of willing to endure great so the question is when these people who were born in the worst. to islam there fled their home countries because they were called weak to islam and they are is a state of being the better choice but the question is really are willing to
change to change back to their roots or is it only some artificial. behavior in order to come back from the crumbling isis state and then current fighting in western europe that's a question. strong winds have been fanning the flames and causing large wildfires to spread and southern france specialist planes along with hundreds of firefighters have been deployed in an attempt to bring the situation under control the popular holiday spots are saying to pay and the island of course been badly hit while in town in the town of caro's close to me is all the words have ordered a partial evacuation of local residents. and if you want more details of the stories we're covering today to head to our website r.t. dot com as well as all of us social media platforms my colleagues will be back at the top of the hour for more stories. from me for now.
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north korea iran and of course russia and yes those you know those three favorite monsters that we are told over and over and over again are hiding under our beds by politicians military industrial types and american empire cultists would rather lead through fear and innuendo than rationality are good policy these sanctions are particularly curious in their approach to russia and president donald trump as the new york times reports that defying the white house argument the president trump needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with moscow the new legislation would sharply limit the president's ability to suspend. or terminate the sanctions one of the biggest cheerleaders of these sanctions is chairman of the house foreign affairs committee the republican out of california one ed royce we recently had a breakfast meeting at the ripon society informed every.