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oh. god. oh no magic solution to the refugee crisis can be found italy's interior minister warns at international talks in articular travels to rural areas of the country to gauge the facts of the migration from. the us is set to vote on further sanctions against russia but the e.u. warns of retaliation against washington if the move her its european business. trucks vice president calls for a bigger russian presence in his country ahead of talks with platinum.
broadcasting live from the russian capital it's nine in the morning here in moscow you're watching our team to national review this hour is and they sue. there is no magic solution to the refugee crisis according to italy's interior minister european officials manage an easier to discuss the problem on monday italy's been the most vocal over the american issue with the country receiving the brunt of all refugees coming by sea from africa interior minister marco minutes stressed the need for a common strategy. there is no magic solution no nation can no loan deal with a mortgage to reflux a new nation sheltered from this year alone almost one hundred thousand refugees have reached the italian coast that's eighty five percent of all migrants who journeyed to by sea to europe are. meant to rural areas of the country to see how the crisis is affecting life there. italy's come up with a plan to ease the my didn't 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 the result a divided community and a mere launching a protest. 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 told can explain the system to me. on giordano can we see the hotel now i'll bet it will be on that yes ok thank you. for. the prefecture didn't tell us in advance that migrants were coming i thought everything would work out so 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 behind a locked gate was a dodgy looking men he claimed to be from a cooperative that had been put in charge by the authorities. 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 not true no that's not true the migrants are well integrated the man has never even contacts me he's lying i went on to ask where the migrants were the man claimed they were all refugees out of nigeria. and guinea just as i was negotiating we saw a couple with a tray of sweets turns out some locals were indeed glad to have the new neighbors
finally he let me in without the camera the refugees said they'd only got warm welcomes from locals and were ready to become sicilians 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. asked me if you don't. understand the plan was to put the migrants here with out of the. border 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 big 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 betraying roman 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 ilya trying to r.t. in sicily. the u.s. is set to vote on further sanctions against russia on tuesday but the e.u. warns and i retaliate if the move hurts european businesses the bill accuses russia weaponize ing its gas exports but as came a moment explains it would actually hand the u.s. more power to control the global energy market. after months of podium pounding and condemnations against russia the us 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 into 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 the energy policy. is not just a vital element of u.s. economic policy but it's also a vital 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 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 me and this conflict the relationship between russia and germany is not always free of conflicts but i cannot see how the politics of sanctions is helping as 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 isa biggest market. so far what i saw is that the russian you know is somehow an enemy for the u.s. guy. from each state. and we have a very longstanding 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 counts 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 we'll continue to work with the house and the senate to put those tough sanctions in place on russia until the situation in ukraine is fully resolved 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 cable baghban artsy new york. donald trump's son in law garrett kirshner
has denied all accusations of collusion with russia during last year's election campaign he made a 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 in a statement released ahead of the appearance questionnaire explained the extent of his contacts with russians during the presidential campaign. has the 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 was 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 try to be respectful of any foreign government question or has 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 wrongdoing well continue. political analysts charts are tell believes the arrival democratic party has gained nothing from its relentless campaign against trump jerrol custer 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 will would realize it's actually in their interest now to use this new message that just rebranded just came out today and accept 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 some that are simply just not going to give up quite frankly i think we've seen enough we know enough i think president should stand up he should be encouraged to use the process formally and get robert muller says to produce results and then stand down. with islamic state losing ground at a strongholds there have been frequent warnings that many jihadists from europe may flee back home it's thought it twenty two year old dutch rapper could be one of them after he posted this online. so do you. think.
the dutch rapper is among hundreds of europeans who left their countries to join a slimy state in iraq and syria the netherlands authorities believe two hundred eighty dutch national is headed to the middle east to take up the jihad about one hundred ninety mattia joint isis while fifty returned back home meanwhile eighty of those that left holland are officially classed as children. it seems many to harvest were determined from the outside 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 many countries are concerned about the security risk of returning to hardest to face criminal charges our guest from a member of the alternative for germany party things that the process of reintegration cannot work without punishment. integration there were rocks
if the individual who is all to be integrated is sort of willing to integrate so the question is when these people who were born in the west and then converted to islam there fled their home countries because they were called weak to islam and the isis state being the better choice but the question is really are they willing to change to change back to their rules or is it only some artificial. behavior in order to come back from the crumbling isis state and then carry on fighting in western europe that's a question. iraq's vice president is meeting flatterer pugin on tuesday during a four day trip to russia it comes out to do we al maliki said moscow should broaden his political and military presence in iraq then you hawkins has more. russia has of course had close political economic ties to iraq since well way back into the soviet era but what maliki was talking about here was more than just
a close diplomatic presence he meant specifically an economic and a military presence as well something unprecedented really at least in the more than history of russia iraq relations a lot of. 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 nations living there now what exactly does maliki mean by restoring a balance while the key bone of contention here is the u.s. military presence the presence of bases in iraq they've been there since the two thousand and three invasion for a decade and a half now and many in iraq including those in government have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this president smiling has been one of most vocal critics indeed in reference to the opening of a new bases in iraq new u.s. bases he said many iraqis view them as occupants that their presence doesn't benefit anyone and effectively the sooner they leave the better all round so i told
the americans it's not in your interest to return to iraq and build your bases you will get burnt again you will come as invaders and leave as invaders speaking of closer ties to russia molecule so commented on the importance of cooperating with russia on fighting terrorism in the region saying that without their contribution the map of the middle east may well have been withdrawn with whole regions and countries falling into the hands of terrorists it will be interesting to see of course with all i saw on the brink of at least battlefield defeat in both iraq and syria how that corporation develops in future an adult film about a homosexual syrian refugee is sparking debate we discuss the issue right after chaperone. globe was selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles they don't want. to do sachs credit tell you
i. come back an 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 in berlin who after suffering a hate crime meets a german man the director explains she was trying to change attitudes towards migrants i. would like to read think. you can say. there's. like the sound of it. if you are brought up with an idea that homosexuality is wrong you. 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 is looking at it and getting emotional with the characters feeling for it and eventually showing showing you their minds. the vast majority of newcomers to germany are muslim with homosexuality forbid and in islam we got 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 it's a learn from europeans the culture of good behaviors and personally against migrants shouldn't gaijin this kind of action. social commentator mo and r. and conservative writer mike china french gave us their views on the story if it 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 but the key themes are that there are different stories and some people want to tell their stories 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 it's been proven there actually have to segregate gay people in the refugee camps because they do face violence and attacks in germany had a problem with out with gay refugees and we had some reports that recent in the u.k. and in france about asylum seekers who were gay and who were being so badly abused by guards and officers and other people that were not being protected that they have taken their own lives and 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 my kids one of these guys that belongs on the alternative or the far right now who have been peddling. ideas of war in the one nine hundred thirty s. would call the untermensch which is that there are people who are somehow less
human they've got less human values they're monolithic bloc so i just remember one thing mike that homosexuality was made lawful lawful in terms of there was no crime or punishment to be meted out to people who were gay in the muslim. centuries before it was in the race though the facts are the pew research has done multiple studies on this and multiple polling and fifty percent of people in muslim majority nations do believe that homosexuality should be a crime in question is is the muslim world now in the middle east now not three hundred years ago now five hundred years ago now are there except of homosexuals and gay people the answer is that they're not you have to change hearts through enlightenment through education through reaching out through engagement what you don't change hearts bias by pointing at people and demonizing them and making them feel under siege and downtrodden what you don't do is change hearts and minds by making people feel somehow untrustworthy or unworthy your.
u.s. forces in afghanistan have been accused of killing civilians in an airstrike the bombing raid took place in that province on sunday and was targeting islamic state terrorists a spokesman for the regional governor gave a statement if he told us the. state militants were killed in the u.s. operation eight civilians were injured another eight killed including women and children. according to witnesses the strike hit a funeral procession several of the survivors are being treated at a local hospital artie's video agency ruptly managed to speak to some of. the head shots then a jet fighter lost 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. the u.s. military has confirmed the strike took place but said it wasn't aware of any civilian casualties well the u.n. mission has promised an investigation into the allegations. if you want more details of the stories we're covering today do head to our social media platforms including facebook twitter and you tube channel and of course our website artzi dot com and you staying here with us well up next is artie's going underground with. thanks for staying with us and i'll be back with you at the top of the hour.
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hear those busy little foreign policy b.s. on capitol hill buzzing as congress looks to pass a new round of sweeping sanctions this tuesday bringing the proverbial hammer down 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 or good policy. these sanctions are particularly curious in their approach to russian president donald trump as the new york times reports that defying the white house argument the president 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 and one of the biggest cheerleaders of these sanctions is chairman of the house foreign affairs committee the republican out of california
one ed royce recently at a breakfast meeting at the ripon society informed everyone how all of the anti u.s. and u.k. sentiment scene in central and eastern europe is of course connected back to russia and that r.t. sputnik and russian directed social media is why putin's popularity in the region is rising saying quote it is successful not only because they are putting a billion dollars a year into it but also because the k.g.b. has become so damn affective at it. you know i'm just going to come right out and say it i agree with representative roy it's the k.g.b. it is effective of propaganda it is or rather it was effective because like the soviet union the k.g.b. doesn't exist anymore but why bother with the details when there is a boogeyman to prop up and sanctions to be passed which means it's time for us to
start watching hawks. like you know that. we. welcome them on the watch in the tight rope and joining me in the sands was this is the one and only stone. oil boy saw on. sanctions coming down this week on iraq and russia and north korea and then you've got you know representative royce who's who's you know just making speeches over the last two weeks talking about how dangerous russia is and they're meddling and
now we need new cyber security what do you make of these sanctions and what's going on. well i guess russia has a plate has replaced iraq in the new axis of evil and that's what we're essentially looking at here is you know the goal formulation from a dozen years ago is come back and essentially it's i think you know you guys covered last week at the pentagon report itself describing the u.s. empire is crumbling and i think that's really what we're looking at is that this notion of the us empire we are the inheritors of it the british empire and taken on this mantle we have to basically. troll probably the entire planet and so we have to lead the charge on these sanctions because as we know the e.u. certainly is not too pleased for example on the russian sanctions because they're getting so much of their oil and natural gas from russia that they're saying wait a minute if you guys do these sanctions we're going to take a huge hit on this and our companies will will have you know will suffer consequence so how much of these sanctions are really really north korea's side about oil and gas and trying to roll.