russia says the new swathe of u.s. sanctions targeting the north stream to gas pipeline to germany is humiliating for europe but adds there's no doubt the energy project will be completed. a woman dies waiting hours for an ambulance as the state of britain's national health service is called into sharp focus we talk to hospital users about the crisis in the n.h.s. . saying it's. too much people that's why. there's a lot through you're not. you're no doctors. we're . an informant for the u.k.'s domestic counter-intelligence service am i 5 now have the right to kill torture and kidnapping in the name of national security.
hello they would live headline news 24 seventh's from russia they say is r.t. international money good to have you with us this monday lunchtime now for filing sanctions slaps on russia's north rim 2 european gas pipeline by the united states the foreign minister sergei lavrov has spoken out saying that there's no doubt that the project will be completed. so that when the states so it will be finished despite all these threats i am convinced that 1st of all the europeans understand their commercial interests in terms of ensuring long term energy security secondly of course they were humiliated in the words we heard from the german side show that our european partners still have their self respect. north stream 2 is a gas pipeline being built from russia to germany through the baltic sea more than
a 1000 kilometers long it'll be capable of transferring 55000000000 cubic meters of gas per year to supply almost $30000000.00 households it will start off reports now on how europe's to fight america to get affordable russian fuel. washington has weaponized sanctions it's official along with spending on nukes the army and cyber sanctions in the u.s. 2020 military budget it started in mission for the year the elimination of one of russia's gas our trees into europe currently under construction the united states commands all our european partners who's taken a strong stand against north stream 2 and we commend the others to do the same germany is totally controlled by russia because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from russia and a new player this pipeline if completed. would make europe even more dependent on russian energy we don't want your energy supplies to be depended on. to be fair
washington has been backed into a corner here it's been offering and puffing over the project for years dishing out threats and blackmail but to no avail the threat of sanctions says seen key european contractor all seize hold its operations nevertheless in an admittedly rare act of disobedience to the u.s. europe has been on russia's side determined to have the pipeline built as a matter of principle the e.u. opposes the imposition of sanctions against you companies conduct a legitimate business the federal government is against extraterritorial sanctions we don't approve of this practice we oppose especially extraterritorial sanctions that hit german and european companies. washington has decided that even the close allies don't deserve mercy if the us geo political and commercial. ambitions are at stake why while it's easy follow the money russia doesn't ask much for its
gas and nord stream too will be europe's cheapest way of getting the blue fuel and that's in stark contrast to the alternative washington is trying to force feed on its treasured allies across the atlantic shale gas because really there is only one economy that has to be strong uncle sam's even at the expense of its nato partners and the made in america stamp may be fancy but the markup for the freedom brand makes the whole affair outright economically stupid for the e.u. also washington's been trying to convince brussels that tightening its belt and enjoying a bit extra economic stress is well worth it because it's all for a good cause supporting a nother european friend in need ukraine which had been left out of the pipeline deal to keep working together to stop the north stream to project that undermines
your creates economic and strategic security we do not want our european friends to fall prey to the kind of political and economic manipulation russia has attempted in ukraine since it cast off its soviet shackles it would create another tool for the kremlin to use russia's energy resources to divide europe and undermine the stabilize ukraine it was almost like russia listened because hours before sanctions hit north stream 2 construction moscow and kiev shook hands on a gas transit deal so europe all out winds from the pipeline both economically and geopolitically seeing russia and ukraine finally touch base again and this statement by the u.s. envoy to germany hasn't aged well at all. currently there is a lot of talk in germany about doing more for europe and we believe that when it comes to north stream 2 we have taken an extremely pro european position washington's crocodile tears are not fooling anyone anymore trying to maintain
a compassionate face pretending it's acting in the best of intentions only to have itself exposed as a super bully rolling out one creative plot after the other or forcing its will on friend and foe alike. or nordstrom spokes person told our tay that completing the project is essential for european energy security and the work will be finished as soon as possible hugh bronson from the alternative for germany party and thomas fassbender who's a german journalist and former businessman both say that the united states has once again demonstrated its wish to keep russia and europe away from each other. america doesn't have to be part of every deal that is made on the planet and there are important of course our most important allies are germany by on the other hand they have no problem whatsoever to quote the allies under pressure which is not sort of an act of friendship that i believe that the americans were hoping that there
pressure would work along the way at some earlier point and now they don't they realize the europeans are very firm they want to complete north korean too they want to have the cheaper russian gas delivered to europe and only now are they taking actions because they realize that the game is lost and now they're putting on sanctions to make it difficult for russia and the europeans to close the deal the u.s. interests that taught me a rift between western europe and russia because they need in the future more than even more than in the present they need. to have close the allied and this highly disciplined approach you would drop at lending western europe at their site the interests of the us is geared it will not work that way because europe 'd is not strong enough to or compete as a power of its own with us china or russia but on the other hand is too
strong to simply full the u.s. to everywhere they want to go. in the u.k. a woman's died after waiting 6 hours for an ambulance on a freezing pavement in wales she broke her foot outside her home but the next day she died after going into cardiac arrest the ambulance service explained the delay by saying that it not only the wells but the whole national health service that under pressure. we are sorry that our response took longer than we would have liked on this occasion lengthy waits for an ambulance or a sign of pressures across the whole unscheduled care system not just in wales but across the u.k. . britain's state funded health care systems come in for a lot of criticism of late with allegations that hospitals are woefully short staffed and under equipped cuts in funding of also lead to long waiting times the tragic case in wales is just one of several to emerge this year alone.
and we asked people outside a hospital in london for their thoughts on the crisis in the national health service. i spent 6 hours just waiting in the hospital just to get a couple stitches on the feet spear my husband last night he had to wait and then when he called. me mom to always wait and he had to drive himself to the hospital a couple in the next 29. minutes your heart never had
a prob the saying is. too much people that's why. this is not true it doesn't look like it when you come into the hospital you see the doctors will be looking out on the both what happens is the ambulance people can't leave the patient until. they get seen so i think that's part of easing my. new car for each interim arms if you got a call from a viewer in population adding to the existing population every year enjoy not building new offspring you're not building new doctors for agrees it can't work. going on the ground to be discussing the plight of britain's health service with veteran journalist john pilger his new documentary describes how a revolving door of special interest groups are intent on pushing for the privatisation of the n.h.s. . how care for on the basis of need not ability to pay that's an enormous and
support chief. any case is being refurbished from a public service to something for profit. unknown to most of the public. around the house of parliament. the offices of socal think tanks lobbyists and professional propagandists they used words like reform. partnership. none of these positive terms. have any real meaning anymore what they mean by reform is is privatizing and destroying. but they would deny it but they've created this extraordinary for cabaret as they've created their own persona they hope of legitimacy. because they have so many people within parliament and so many people from the private healthcare industry in that apartment and the
government of health they feel they can get away with this this is brought to get out this is modern corporatism it how it works it's it's it's greatest and least understood weapon is propaganda. murder kidnap and torture now permitted for informants working for m i 5 u.k.'s domestic security service a landmark tribunal explain that otherwise it will be impossible for them to maintain their cover. if no prosecution authorities made aware when such a case occurs then de facto the informant has been given carte blanche to act as they like agents informants are permitted to commit crimes when it's in the interest of national security however the new judgment does not detail the types of crimes allowed nor does it confer absolute immunity either announcing the decision lord justice singh said the case raises one of the most profound issues which face
a democratic society governed by the rule of law with that in mind prime minister boris johnson plans to strengthen u.k. law to bring more into line with the united states and the measures are supposed to aid counter terror activities as well as n.t.s.b. an admissions form a british intelligence officer on a mission believe that the government is doing it to crack down on whistleblowers and activists. i think this new ruling from the invest 3 powers tribunals does actually implied the m i 5 can pick and choose whether or not to allow any of the agents in the field to get in on any sort of crime up to and including murder and torture and kidnapping and this is a very legal gray area and i 5 because they're governed by a parliamentary out called the security service act 1909 m i 5 does not have an explicit provision like that under the laws governing it so what this tribunal is trying to establish was how far they could go in in justifying what their field agents could do and it still remains a gray area the reason for this ruling is nothing to do with the what the 5 agents
get up to in the field i think this reflects a great concern of the government which is to update efficient secrecy laws and they are doing this to bring it in line with the american laws which are much more draconian to crack down on whistleblowers and activists. there with our troops still target boosting its military support to libya's u.n. recognized government just of the west strikes oil deals with a rival administration but closing in on tripoli will go on for about 90 seconds from now. what politicians do usually to. put themselves on the lawn they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to.
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welcome back conflict and instability in war ravaged libya is intensifying turkey's pledge to increase its military assistance to the un recognized government of the north african state involvement comes as libya's general khalifa haftar the head of a rival administration closes in on the capital tripoli since the 2011 uprising the country remains split between different militias and political camps the root of all this is the fight over africa's most abundant oil reserves and as have libyan national army controls most of the strategic oil fields it's little surprise that different countries have rushed to strike oil deals amid the tripoli offensive here's artie's my guest if. 8 years ago in a matter of a few months nato bombs transformed libya from one of the richest states in africa to a playground for warlords the world's biggest slave market the capital of human trafficking
having messed things up beyond repair and all recognition the intervention team withdrew 8 years later it's round to. turkey recently upset almost everyone in the mediterranean when it carved out a good portion of the sea between itself and libya a huge area rich in oil and gas and by libya i mean the un backed government of national accord one of the governments fighting for control of the country in return for the g.n.a.s. signature turkey promised them support meaning guns lot of guns. to key will not too from the agreement is reached with libya we are. we'll aware of intensification of infos to overthrew the legitimate libyan government if necessary we will increase the military size of our support and take advantage of all kinds of opportunities on land the sea and their general have effectively leads the other
government through his libyan national army he now controls most of the country most of the oil land he's winning turkey is threatening to deploy soldiers to stop him it accuses egypt the u.a.e. and russia of supporting him. 8 years ago russia and china stood against intervention saying it would lead to chaos for which they were ridiculed it turns out they were right though no one likes to be reminded the russian strategy in libya is extremely responsible it has no geo political dimension and puts libyan interests at the forefront we are not on any side of the conflict. on paper front supports the g.n. a it is after all the un recognized government they've said flowery things called for peace hosted fruitless summits that led nowhere so it was strange when the
g.n.a.t. came out and accused france of supporting a warlord. we are surprised that france does not support our government that is democratic but supports a dictator a few months after those words french weapons were seen in the hands of how stars forces advanced weapons things have become very serious serious enough to jolt an old school interventionist into action. 8 years ago the united states led the mob the bombed libya into oblivion they cheered and literally laughed when gadhafi was tortured to death by rebels yes we came we sat there and he died. the laughter stopped when the same rebels that hillary helped murdered the american ambassador now they're concerned more so than
they've been for years what changed countless thousands have been butchered in the years since the intervention why speak out now concerned about libya external military intervention threatens prospects for peace united states the bloomers attacks on innocent civilians and calls on all sides to free him from escalation only a political settlement will resolve the conflict oh does it military intervention threaten peace sad irony aside we're getting closer to the whole point of this proxy free for all as usual it was trump that said what everyone was thinking the president recognize field-marshal have torah significant role in fighting terrorism and securing libras oil resources and the 2 discussed a shared vision for transition to a stable democratic political system or oil oil or oil is it a coincidence that french weapons turn up at the hands of half hours troops and
then suddenly france's total energy giant wins a huge stake in an oil field controlled. by half italian any was pumping almost 400000 barrels of oil a day from libya as of last year a country locked in a bloody civil war and then making millions american conoco phillips owns 16 percent of an oil field controlled by half the libyans aslaug a 1000 a bloody stalemate no one cares but suddenly when the balance of power appears to shift when one side appears to be winning and when things could change in the oil pumps could stop suddenly they're concerned again in the question is about what lives or barrels. a middle east expert atman karim thinks that the scramble for libya's oil will only lead to more conflict in the already unstable country. they
want peace in their own terms and that's what makes this situation much more complicated than libya and it's even becomes more complicated because of the numerous players who are intervening in libya's interim not up to the side of the external whether it's you european powers risotto intervention. france britain and so the united states nato becoming involved we saw not a number of regional players also becoming involved and libya's internal affairs supporting this party or that party and particularly after the collapse of dr jean this circle in my opinion the struggle over the resources danger and the clear like you to see coming up in the coming decades how we are going to see struggle for control of oil and so this is going to be a libya becomes like
a apartheid that's being divided among different. israelis denying the family of a girl undergoing cancer treatment in the west bank permission to leave gaza to put a terrible spittle israel says its land air and sea blockade on gaza was to prevent how mass and other militant groups from launching attacks. i don't want to see her on the phone i want to be with my child even if i see her on a video call the internet is weak so i can see her well. in this either she was sleeping for 2 weeks and woke up to see nobody she knows she
was asking why are you not visiting me she doesn't understand that we are not allowed by the israelis to come to her. the policy of separating children from their parents during medical treatment room presents a systematic unknown go in violation of the right to health of children from the gather strip and him this their chances of recovery. that i'm a mother and i want to hug her to make her feel safe. i really miss her in my life . that's how we talk so far this monday december 23rd this is r.t. international thanks for watching. twas the night before christmas and all over the world. seeking individual
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lots of israel's former mother in washington. the new film the gaza fight for freedom documents israeli mass killing by bullets and poison gas we talked to the film's director files that all of them all going to have a days going underground but 1st which countries have privileged trading relationships with the european union cited as a key issue in britain's general election campaign well here's one country famous for repeated violations of international law and one that has been bombing damascus and reportedly killing civilians in syria this week easier as a privilege changing relationship with a european union based on the. association agreement establishing that product originating in israel within its internationally recognized. others benefit from pressure and show tariff treatment upon their entry into the european union yes special either trade treatment for violators of international law so israel's
detractors might have it but there was more this month from the european court of justice and you has a long standing and well known position that it will not recognize any changes to pre 967 east or any borders other than those agreed by the parties to the israeli palestinian conflict you consider us settlements in occupied territory still ego and international law illegal under international law but not suitable for any e.u. armed action to enforce international or in israel so instead the e.u. has decided to require labeling of fruit from illegally occupied palestinian land while at the same time rejecting calls for a south africa apartheid style boycott they use does not support any form of credit or sanctions against israel and the e.u. rejects attempts by the campaigns of the so-called boycott divestment sanctions movement to isolate israel so that still an ode to what legendary roxy music and david bowie musician brian ino told us some 5 years ago about b.d.s.
a lot of artists have said to me oh i've been asked to play in israel what do you think i should do and a lot of them are refusing i think of course you don't hear very much about it because israelis aren't going to tell you about it and the artists obviously don't want to get a huge amount of criticism directed at them for making such a decision but while artists like glover del ray lord annie lennox color santana roger waters and brian ino support the b.d.s. boycott of israel that the e.u. is opposed to the usa is not only supporting israel's illegal actions against international law it's juggling down on it we've now declared the settlements are not per se illegal under international law because for the 1st time in 40 years the usa now explicitly instead of implicitly supporting the violation of international law when it comes to palestine the palestinians call it a war crime but joining me now from tel aviv is israeli diplomat danny ion former israeli.