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u.s. is set to vote on further sanctions against russia but the e.u. warns of retaliation against washington if the move hurts european business. quote no magic solution to the refugee crisis can be found italy's interior minister warns at international talks and arctic her travels to rural areas of the country to gauge the effects of the migrant. iraq's vice president calls for a bigger russian presence in his country ahead of talks with blatter reporting. thanks for tuning in his twelve in the afternoon here in the russian capital you're
watching our team to national i'm at least two. top story at this hour 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 their g security interests we are activating all diplomatic
channels to. address these concerns from these u.s. measures with our u.s. counterparts and earlier version of the bill has already been slammed by germany and austria cannot accept the u.s. threat 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 immokalee competition the bill accuses russia of weaponize and gas exports but as caleb maupin explains it would actually harm 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 volatile 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 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 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 a bigger share of the european market especially in germany because biggest market . so far what i saw is that the russian you know is somehow an enemy for the. state. and we have 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. is 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 bump
and artsy new york. sun a larger question or 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 door spec even before he went in he 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 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 analyst charge or tell believe the rival democratic party has gained nothing from misread legless campaign against trump. jericho's sure 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 should stand up she should be encouraged to use the process formally and get robert muller says to produce results and then stand down . now let's go back to our top story today 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 now to discuss this further let's cross live now to leading adolescent germany's bremen lenders bank hell mayor hi there sir thank you so much for joining us here on our to international so it's quite some strong words from
the european commission which says is activating all diplomatic channels what sort of counter measures could the implement against the u.s. . well there could be measures. meaning less cooperation normally and on the on the international scale it's very important for the united states to hold the western part together in order to act on the geo political sphere and that respect the rift between the european union and the us means that the us at the end will be a lot less powerful than it is assumed currently and i want to make that point very certain if the u.s. goes on a very unique lateral basis against the interests of its old our allies at the end the u.s. will isolate itself rather than isolate russia or anybody else this current policy of e.g. growth centric. will have
a deep deep impact going forward for the relationships in the western hemisphere now the major russian german gas pipeline north stream will come under the sanctions as well germany has already called on the us not to interfere in its energy projects so why is to us continuing down this line. well i think the point is hasn't got to do anything with the political sphere with the frozen conflict in the ukraine or was syria and it actually hasn't got anything to do also with an interference of russia and the us elections as just being a report out from the n.s.a. and from some other sources that clearly state this was a leak and not a hack in that respect i think this has to do with the approach of the us administration to make deals to get their economy going and this is the biggest problem the media is not reporting about the problems of the us economy last year of the many many effects are the growth of one point six percent in their g.d.p.
with the budget deficit of five and a half percent the quality is just evaporating and i think these measures now. in order to support the u.s. economy that's what donald trump said yesterday he will look at these sanctions and how far they will have a benefit to the u.s. economy so this is very economic rather than political but at the end it means isolating the u.s. from the role of economy and i want to make one point very very certain the u.s. has now only a share of world g.d.p. of sixteen percent that used to be different i think the u.s. is overstretching regarding the position they take in the role of economy but impact is do you think the e.u. will be able to significantly change u.s. policy. well. that is a very good question law think of the very moment where the european union stands up and is. clearly taking
a stance or split between the european union and the u.s. in the geopolitical i think they have a good chance to to find a compromise that benefits all the european union the u.s. and also russia and the rest of the world thank you so much for sharing your insights with us but we have to end it there that was our folk are hell mayor of germany's brummer bank thank you sir for joining us here. there is no magic solution to the refugee crisis are going 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 but the country receiving the brunt of all refugees coming by sea from africa interior minister marco minutes he stressed the need for a common strategy there is no magic solution no nation can alone deal with the migratory flux a new nation is shielded from it this year alone almost one hundred thousand refugees have reached a telling coast that's eighty five percent of all migrants who journeyed by sea to
europe our days in the apartheid go has been traveling across italy to rule areas of the country the 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. to a small town in the mountains which after a government decision was forced to accommodate dozens of my guards. 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 it will be on that yes 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 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 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. we need 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 their 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 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 of the triangle r t in sicily well the back and
a few minutes with more news including expectations of the meeting between iraq's vice president and flat important schedule to happen later this afternoon. in case you're new to the game this is how it works not the economy is built around corporations corporations from washington washington media the media folks voters elected businessmen to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before . what holds its institutions meetings to.
put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be rich. but you'd like to be the first to see what the before story of the more people get. interested always in the water out. there said. welcome back to the program iraq's vice president is meeting platinum approaching on tuesday during a four day trip to russia let's cross live now to artist medina for more details. there medina what can we expect from this meeting. right well russia and iraq have a lot to discuss today during their meeting ensign petersburg now fighting against terrorists military cooperation the development of economic ties now these are just some of the issues that are expected to be touched upon doing today's negotiations
now it does look like a cop or a ship between the two countries is growing and during his three day working visit to russia iraq's vice president has underlined of the importance of maintaining this. iraq has historic ties with russia and then 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 there. now this was the voice of his working meeting with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov now while we do see some positive dynamics in the relations between iraq and russia the relations between iraq and the united states are not in such a good shape now he has been known as a vocal critic to the opening of new american bases on the iraqi territory and he has expressed discontent so that americans are claiming that victory and recapture
. from islamic state is only of their achievement now while of the working of iraq's vice president is underway here in russia we do expect to hear much more from his two day today's meeting was the russian president. thank you for that i'm sure we'll be coming back to you once that the vice president meets with put in thanks for that for now that was our. reporting for. 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 explained she was trying to change attitudes towards migrants.
she didn't understand or. like the sound of it. if you are brought up with an idea that homosexuality. 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 them looking at it and getting emotional with the characters feeling for it and eventually showing their minds. the vast majority of newcomers to germany are muslim but homosexuality forbidden 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 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 morans are and conservative writer mike vege gave us their views on the story big 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 i'm just 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 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 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 there's terrible question is that the muslim world now in the middle east and now not three hundred years ago now five hundred years ago now are there starting of homosexuals and gay people the answer is that they're not you can prove this empirically. through all kinds of research you can look at the laws and the most obvious so i would suggest you look at the facts the hearts can change but you have to change hearts through enlightenment through education through reaching out through engagement what you don't change hearts spies by pointing of people to demonizing them and making them feel under siege and downtrodden. with
islamic state losing ground at a strongholds there have been frequent warnings that many to harvest from europe may flee back home to start a twenty two year old dutch rapper could be one of them after he posted this on line. this is part. of the. reason. the dutch rapper is among hundreds of europeans who left their countries to join us live in state in iraq and syria the netherlands authorities believe two hundred eighty dutch nationals headed to the middle east to take up the jihad about one hundred nineteen managed to join isis while fifty returned back home meanwhile eighty of those that left holland are officially classed as children. it seems many to hardass were determined from the outset to eventually return home and we settle 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 jihadists even though they will face criminal charges some fear the fighters will just say what the authorities want to hear integration there were rocks with 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 are is the state being the better choice but the question is really are they willing to change to change back to the 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. wildfires have been told to large areas of southern france the fires have spread across nine hundred hectares of forest the authorities in cairo's province have ordered the partial evacuation of local residents three planes and hundreds of firefighters are battling the inferno i feel kilometers away from me. while you're watching r t international you can of course get details of our stories on all of our social media platforms including twitter facebook as well as our website r.t. dot com i'll be back at the top of the hour with more news. facebook is a global community of two billion and facebook is in bed with the corporations in america to filter news make sure people all they see certain news and not other news and
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