and russia was always going to rebuild its military the question is how can the united states and russia construct a relationship where we are both. with the intention. of the intentions of the other so that we're not worried it's not that we shouldn't. we should make sure. that when and where we would use. criticism of putting trade. to deal with the british. life by the united arab emirates. united nations agreement on migration. nationalists.
us president. proudly stated that he is. also ahead on the program here. as there are no. european museums losing collections of disputed treasures as countries. and. it is friday november twenty third just off to. a new team here running up your top stories welcome to. the wife. who was jailed for life by a united arab emirates court on spying charges has. finally intervening in the case
five months over requests to the government and says that london's an auction was caused by a fear of upsetting its trading partner. i was under the impression that they were putting their interests with the u.a.e. a bar of british citizens. right feel free to him in a hearing without a lawyer matthew hedges who was sentenced to life in prison on wednesday accused of spying for the u.k. he has already spent five months in solitary confinement he is a doctoral student who went to the u.a.e. to research the impact of a twenty year levon arab spring uprisings on the country's foreign policy as are all part of his ph d. thesis. says it hopes to find a solution to the case and has denied all claims of unfair treatment for the case has prompted a wave of criticism with calls for a reevaluation of britain's relationship with her all of which gulf ally which
supports with arms when hedges was first incarcerated in abu dhabi the u.k. government was trying to boost trade with the u.a.e. he. picks up the story. accused of spying and jailed for life that's now the fate of a british academic researcher in the united arab emirates an ally and friend of the u.k. but how much trouble is this case likely to stir up between the two given what's at stake we are incredibly disappointed that the u.s. should do this we see no foundation in the charges that have been laid against him there will be serious diplomatic consequences for a country that says that is a friend and ally of the united kingdom for months had just wife says her repeated requests for help have fallen on deaf ears at the foreign office they just disregarded my request they said that it wasn't part of three job the british prime minister says the u.k. is on top of things and doing everything it can we all reason it would be i'm wrong
feel for it is of the highest level my model for the foreign secretary is seeking it cool with the foreign minister abdullah. during his visit to the u.a.e. on november the twelfth he raised the issue with both. prince mohammed bin zeid the foreign minister incidentally also in the emirates last week a u.k. trade minister with fifteen british companies promoting economic ties between the two countries u.a.e. is the fifth largest trading partner for the u.k. outside europe coming after us a japan china and hong kong and bilateral trade is now growing in double digits in october the u.a.e. ambassador to the u.k. said there is hope of bilateral trade reaching twenty five billion pounds by twenty twenty it is currently at over seventeen billion so could the price tag of this long term cooperation and being worth more than ruffling feathers over the fate of one citizen problem for treason government is that they're talking at the moment
briggs's of taking back control reasserting so foreign to you and that puts them in a dilemma they don't want to be seen to be weak on an issue like this abroad but on the other hand they also need to be building economic bridges outside the e.u. maybe again the government of the emirates is thinking the british can't possibly push this too far because they're on a weak or economic work it the other thing is he may simply have been an unfortunate person who the iraqis were beginning to fall out with the british over how to deal with iran and particularly with the i mean the british could of course withdraw the military support and by extension the supply of military equipment and at the same time they could face the consequences of. economic boycott of course they have a big cushion of a lot of cash in the bank they can afford sometimes to act in ways which don't seem very businesslike condensing to very much economic sense but they make political sense. german chancellor angela merkel has defended
a controversial united nations agreement on migration accusing its opponents of nationalism this pact has been condemned by a number of nations including austria israel and the us and some have linked merkel's remarks to a recent statement by the american president who said that he considers himself a nationalist a preacher all over has more. in public the relationship between the white house and europe's two leading powers is perfect because sometimes all quids occasionally very awkward. ok. bullets as angular merkel begins her epilogue of german chancellor she's made what's being seen as a job not only of her populist opponents at home but also at the u.s. president emptied out men who are people who say they can solve everything themselves and don't have to think about anyone else and that's nationalism in its purest form this is not a treaty that echoes
a similar sentiment from president mccrone but your patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by pursuing our own interests first with no regard to august we raise the very thing that a nation holds most precious and that of course the polar opposite of the trump mantra america thirsts america for america first it's all about america first the cause for concern seems to revolve around france and germany having their own relationship with russia and china germany even going as far as to negotiate their own energy deals how dare they said the us president spoke to the united nations germany will become totally dependent on russian energy if it does not immediately change course we are committed to maintaining our independence
from the encroachment of expansion is foreign powers. and the united states is increasingly unhappy with france's backing of an a u army those feelings coach both ways the recent poll of germans found that they feel again ited states is a bigger risk to world security than terrorism while eight out of ten french people . polled didn't pull any punches at all referring to the u.s. commander in chief as a dangerous incompetent racist quite it's understandable that the u.s. wouldn't be entirely thrilled that you are trying to stand up for its own interests but is a little push back from france and germany to the united states ultimately a bad thing peter all of. a foremost state secretary to your germany's defense minister believes the negative attitude of some european countries towards the united states he says stems from before time in office.
germany don't lie. so the german chancellor made it very clear and. then the beginning of the presidency of plum she is linked to the obama clinton mccain this is seen was as are your peony of us we have. to. create a first between president. that you will be in can't lose who are linked to the united states not only by need all but by a lot of friends through which. some hundreds of years ago. donald trump suggested that the world should be perhaps be held accountable for the motor of journalism. he also insisted that despite media reports to the contrary u.s. intelligence had not officially concluded the saudi crown prince had ordered the
killing the us president was asked by reporters on thursday who should be held responsible. we should be held accountable. maybe the world should be held accountable because the work place world is a very very vicious place now until this happened there are a lot of people saying a lot of good things about the crown prince so he strongly denies it he vehemently denies that the statement indicates a change in trump's rhetoric regarding the house georgie case but the news about the missing journalist first broke trying valid a harsh response and even threatened to sanction saudi arabia and while the us did sanction several saudi nationals so far that's been washington's only unit of measure. claims he does not want to risk thousands of jobs because of this incident they are vehemently denying and we have hundreds of thousands of jobs just do people really want me to give up hundreds of thousands of jobs and frankly if we
went by their standard we wouldn't be able to have anybody who's in now because look at what happens all over the world journalist was killed in saudi arabia's stamboul consulate in october of riyadh has denied any awareness of the planned killing and has launched an investigation charging eleven officials a middle east analyst as i told us that trump is simply protecting u.s. interests but trouble saying here is what is actually said behind closed doors every single time i don't think it's sitting well with a lot of. only truth of their illusions all too clearly we all need an enemy and since iran and so really are all odds and iran and israel those are at odds the u.s. is going to go into this carrier get it to try and present tom smart. you know on one of these you maybe actually trying to protect u.s. interests on the other hand if he sees this ultimate outcome it's going to be maybe politically trying to absolve himself from blame where you can point back to
everything you said and state says i didn't want to do that but all of you who made this happen so don't blame it on. international right now here at the studios are reports are coming in from the pakistani capital of a blast. in the vicinity of the chinese consulate there a police reportedly cordoned off the area it's thought try to enter the consulate and opened fire on the guard standing outside the building of already as of yet to comment on the terror group has claimed any responsibility on this breaking news we will keep you posted here on r.t. international. in the meantime a tourists in barcelona are no longer safe that's the message on leaflets being handed out by local police amid a spike in the city's crime rate over just the last year some three thousand leaflets have been given to tourists and seven languages including english french
and italian and the leaflets include tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime. sixteen thousand five hundred offices in the area the force says it needs around two thousand more police personnel and their supporters took to the streets back in october protesting against the interior minister. now officials claim the crime rate has skyrocketed nineteen percent compared with last year i love all of buffalo and hasn't seen since one thousand nine hundred six however tourists on the local residents say the situation isn't that bad they say the city is safe even night. and night game this was one factor.
getting such a big bag in. the parts of the world that it feels pretty sight all the place in the world. and your present. just how people. can. keep them in their pockets as if you know i haven't come across anything the should make me feet uncomfortable. i feel super secure obviously i take care of my personal belongings but it's a crowded city safe you can walk at night i don't feel like something bad will happen to me. for you here on the program on the off the more that one hundred twenty years the british museum. choose to nigeria that story unfold more just.
statistics from a couple weeks ago came out that showed the wealth and income gap around the world in different countries. there's there's the u.s. there's japan there's france and then there's the u.k. it's like. spread between this concentration and then you've got the loyalists or people there in the tory party who support the queen whose whole point of breaks it
was to support the clean ok. and moronically policy because trouble poverty breaks it's all about supporting the queen and getting rid of their world. quarter past the hour here in moscow european countries are again rethinking whether they should return an artifact taken from countries during their colonial past or the british museum has agreed to give back a collection of bronze bronze is true by geria but only on loan pony boy looks at how museums are at threat of losing collections as the number of disputed treasures keeps on growing. it may be called the british museum but many of the precious artifacts inside here are from far far away a quiet some might even say looted during the times that the british empire ruled far and wide and now an increasing number of persons for months holding these or
outright victims of theft also. saying that they want their precious treasures to be returned home now in response the british museum has all the courteously said that it's willing to lend out some items rather than return them the latest loan will be to nigeria a collection of bronze statues the bin mean bronzes as they're known were originally taken from africa by british troops in eighteen ninety seven and all the nations are submitting their requests to you have to take it keeping him two hundred fifty years just below so months then we can hope that was the governor of easter island begging the british museum for its precious statue earlier this week and the list of disputed museum treasures keeps on growing.
so should the spoils of the empire be were to and i want to know what those resisting the museum those feasting their eyes on the foreign office in fact have to say about it there's a lot of dispute actually over some of the foreign artifacts the british museum caught in the times of empire should they just return everything. well that would be nice even if they. want to great question of the old who just may be talking about it it's a good speech so we were still the soup but i still think you should go for the little stuff you can watch but kept it in your home to yourself from other countries set up to shoot so should we briefly about we want to fight you where you go straight there because back home from school is that
a bit rich as well say will lend you back to the things that we stole from you. possibly. the sea or not in the in from the different could use and stuff is just strong but would never be it to those who couldn't see it would we do what i mean yes you have a few of the stolen things oh yeah if you think yes you should go back to mother otherwise i think we should keep it to remind ourselves of our history and why this stuff is here in the first base their risk of the museum being empty if if it were to get everything back. well off the lot. but as for the british museum itself well it told us that it welcomes debate and transparency regarding the history of its collections but that in many cases allowing them to stay in the museum gives them wider public access we are very much in favor of more transparency around the provenance of objects and museum collections we still believe however that there is a very strong public benefits museums like the british museum housing objects from
across the world under one roof while the issue of foreign artifacts has been made all the more thought any thanks to a more laissez faire attitude across the channel the french president emanuel macron appears to be more willing to send france's colonial acquisitions back to their rightful owners and not putting museum directors here at risk of losing large swathes of their collections in a bit of an awkward position. in a legal first for the us a judge in the city of detroit has declared america's law banning the practice of circumcision known as female genital mutilation to be unconstitutional the judge said the power. was down to individual states not congress as he dismissed some of the charges against eight people including two doctors for conducting the procedure on two seven year old girls now female genital
mutilation is a widely band practice found in africa asia and the middle east. involves the removal of external genitalia on mainly young girls it can have serious consequences and fiction in some cases even death an estimated two hundred million women around the world are thought to have undergone the procedure which the un and the world health organization described as barbaric. so we decided to put the issue up for debate here on our international with paula just on women's rights activist a mother who a media commentator gina luden is absolutely misleading to suggest that female circumcision i'm talking about off three forms is intended to actually just suppress female sexuality well i'm a doctor of human development and i can tell you that this flies in the face of everything that i've ever studied regarding women's rights what we are contesting is that we have these separate policies for girls and for boys and that has to do
with the cultural acceptance of male circumcision and religious acceptance of male circumcision in the united states my counterpart here is is comparing apples and oranges she's talking about the difference between women who make a conscious decision as an adult to have to undergo some sort of cosmetic or other sort of procedure no one has a problem with that here and that's not what our conversation is about we're talking about seven year old children almost babies having these decisions to make them essentially a sexual and to risk their lives doing it i reject the term i reject the term mutilation as sexist and racist you do not refer to boys as mutilated so you don't refer to our bodies as mutilated so how far do we let those values impose themselves up on american values which are based on constitutional and individual freedoms and certainly genitally mutilating a child without their ability to even consider as an adult is not an american value
. passions are running high in london which is hosting the world chess championship and grandmasters fabiano caruana and magnus carlsen are battling it out for the cherished
title but we spoke to a. russian grandmaster who gave us his predictions for the clash. i think magnus carlsen has more chances in the speeches he is a stronger and faster player he plays with intuition where is far beyond zero khurana prefers to think and contemplate for longer from this point of view canceling is the top pick there's still four games to go before the end of the championship there currently time everything is possible one mistake can ruin the game council has to be careful if we end up with a time it will be in his favor because he will have more chances in the tie break many people think that chess players are nerds than i mocked at school but i can prove that they are fun people with a lot of hobbies but all work we've seen how
a robot was playing against a person and it was even speaking in a joking it was funny and interesting however it was more like a
show than a real game. to give you some updates on our breaking news here on r.t. international a blast and gun fire have been heard in the vicinity of the chinese consulate in the pakistani capital caracas she reports indicate two policemen killed a law enforcement reportedly cordoned off the area is thought three or four men tried to enter the consulate and opened fire on the guards standing outside of already so get a comment meanwhile no terror group has claimed responsibility but here on r.t. the moment we get the details you get them to. our that's the program for this hour here on r.t. international though we are back soon with much more. future historians may look back at donald trump's handling of the murder of jamal to show
the as a case study of the lock of leadership and outright folly his reasons for giving the saudis or rather the crown prince a free pass simply don't make sense why because it's all about iran. the british government and the british establishment and mrs bush and mrs mrs may have looks themselves up into his studio about so-called no deal just so she is incredibly mislead as i just said in so doing they've allowed the european union to impose completely draco union terms on the u.k. which would last anyway.
welcome to worlds apart among the many differences that russia and the west have on the ukrainian crisis the most stark is what it signifies and our own relations for many in the west was a sudden unprovoked breakup with an ungrateful and violent partner for many russia it marks the end of the day kid of slides and this treatment and this side small and agree on the definition of the problem can they ever find their way out well to discuss that i'm now joined by william hale global fellow at the wilson. and the author off no place for russia mr hill it's good to talk to you thank you very much for coming on thank you for having me now you recently published a book no place for russia and what's striking to me about that book is that fundamentally you agree with the russians that it was
a chronic problem that accumulated over time rather than the a sudden rupture provoked by russia's me his behavior i'm sure running a risk of being labeled as a if not a crime and sin sympathizer done if the crime in the paula just. by i hope not my aim in writing the book was to answer the question we all americans and russians began the post cold war era in one thousand nine hundred nine one thousand nine hundred nine hundred ninety one with very high hopes that russia would become part of a larger euro atlantic european community europe whole and free from vancouver to vladivostok yet twenty five years later after the war in ukraine started we're going divided in europe and the relationship is very hostile suspicious. neither side no one wanted this and the book is an attempt to answer how this
happened now correct me if i'm wrong but the main argument of this book is that's what happened in ukraine in two thousand and fourteen and what transpired since was essentially the result of russia not having a meaningful place within the european security institutions i wonder if it's a bit larger not just russia's place within the security institutions but generally russia's place in the world and the disagreements that both sides had with regards to that question of what place should russia taken the world when i think i focused on europe and there may be issues and complaints having to do with other regions the world but europe i think has been and the near abroad vision is a little bit or has been most important to russia since one thousand nine hundred ninety and remains one of russia's key interests if i read the foreign policy concept correctly. the point is that structurally indeed it would to a large part as nato and the e.u. expanded and more and more decisions were taken in nato in the e.u.
russia had less opportunity to participate in the formulation or the taking of key decisions. and in that sense i recognised that russia had had a complaint that needed to be addressed since sometime in the last complaint i think according to you it's a series of complaints that have been voiced repeatedly and repeatedly ignored or dismissed well in by some they've been ignored and dismissed if i could put it very oversimplified because the history i believe is complex is complicated but i think in this case this is a case i look and i say i can understand the complaints from moscow but i think the means chosen to express those complaints were unfortunate and counterproductive well let's talk about some of those means in the. russian thinking that idea of place russia's place in the world is very tightly linked today space the space
russia occupies and crimea in this regards was a very peculiar case because syria totally it wasn't russian in two thousand and thirteen in two thousand and fourteen but geopolitically it was russian as a seat of the russian fleet for several centuries when you look at the crimean case from that perspective wasn't it an accident waiting to happen regardless of whatever security arrangements you have in europe well i think it was more a problem that we thought we had solved but apparently came back again there was a question when the soviet union dissolved in one nine hundred ninety one should crimea. russia with ukraine or go to russia because not everyone was happy with khrushchev action in one nine hundred fifty four transferring crimea from. there were votes in.