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the 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. a u.s. anti eisel raid in afghanistan and in civilian bloodshed as washington's accused of killing eight locals in an airstrike we hear from survivors in hospital. and quote no magic solution to the refugee crisis can be found at least interior minister warns that international talks and archie crew travels to rural areas of the country to gauge the effects of the migrant influx.
three o'clock am in moscow and you're watching altie international live from our studio with me in india today welcome to the program the us 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. brussel warns it may retaliate if the move businesses the e.u. commission warns it's launching a major diplomatic offensive against the possible new sanctions. we are 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 a previous version of the bill had already been criticized by germany and austria. cannot accept the us through to impose sanctions that violate international law and a fixed european companies involved in the expansion of europe's energy supply europe so the g. supply is a matter for europe i'm not the united states of america it's up to us to decide who supplies us with energy and how according to rules of openness i'm ok competition and then accuses russia of weapon i think gas exports but as caleb maupin explains it would actually have the u.s.
more power to control the global and if you market. after months of podium pounding and condemnations against russia the u.s. congress is about to pass a bill penalizing russia not much to see here right just part of the ongoing confrontation well let's take a look at what's actually in the bill the bill is targeting the construction of a key natural gas pipeline in europe citing what it calls detrimental impact on european energy security furthermore in the same paragraph the bill talks about exporting more of america's resources in order to create american jobs strengthen u.s. allies and strengthen u.s. foreign policy now that all agrees with a key component of u.s. energy strategy america's global dominance and finally we will acknowledge that energy policy. is not just a vital element of u.s. economic policy but it's also a viable element of u.s.
foreign policy and one of the most important actions we can take is to use our massive shell 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 you know bigger share of the european market especially in german germany because germany isa biggest market. so far what i saw that. the russian you know somehow in the fall of the
u.s. got. from state to porting and we have a very longstanding relationship with the russian federation. in a market where you know you have longstanding relations and i see. a good example to mention at this point russia accounts for thirty eight percent of the european union's natural gas while the usa only accounts for two percent of the e.u. use natural gas imports you can bet some slick wall street syndicates would like to reverse that lineup so when you hear this explanation of the sanctions continue working with the house and senate to put those tough sanctions in place on russia until the situation in ukraine is fully resolved it certainly isn't right now don't forget about this one. we are committed to securing your access to alternate sources of energy so poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to
a single supplier of energy u.s. leaders say that they don't like russia for all kinds of reasons but one thing they don't mention is that russia is a key exporter of oil and natural gas competing with the big monopolists. are to see new york. leading analyst and. buying halakhah have my opinions the u.s. mission is simply about improving the american economy. the point is has got to do anything with the political sphere with the frozen conflict in the ukraine though with syria and it actually hasn't got anything to do also with an interference with russia or u.s. elections at these has to do with the approach of the u.s. administration to make deals to get their economy going so this is very. political and where the european union clearly taking a stance between the european union and the u.s.
this current policy. will have a deep deep impact going forward for the relationships in the western hemisphere. don't try to sign in the giant krishna has denied all i can say sions 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 how behind closed doors but even before he went in he explained the extent of his contacts with questions during the presidential campaign jacqueline vega 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 that it had been promised she would deliver dirt on hillary clinton and it is suspicious that they met with these people that they didn't consult a lawyer and that one of these people is a former k.g.b. she or you with a russian intelligence arm kirshner's explanation is much less exciting he claims that the meeting was about adoption and that he even had an assistant call him and get him out of it because it wasn't a good use of his time question or also draw attention to the fact that his job during the campaign was to be the point of contact with foreign countries and
therefore the four times he did encounter russians was well within his scope realistically not having any to report would have been more concerning given the amount of foreign contacts he had during the campaign i had incoming contacts with people from approximately fifteen countries to put these requests in context i must have received thousands of kools let's isn't emails from people looking to talk will meet on a variety of topics including hundreds from outside the united states well i could not be responsive to everyone i 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 analyst charles or towel believes the rival democratic party has gained nothing from its relentless campaign against trump. jarrett coaster did a great job in the primary a 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 . u.s. forces in afghanistan have been accused of killing eight civilians in an airstrike the bombing raid took place in the province on sunday and was targeting islamic state a spokesman for the regional governor issued a statement. he told us the husky forty islamic state militants who killed in the
u.s. operation eight civilians were injured another eight killed including women and children . one according to witnesses the strike hit a funeral procession several of the survivors are being treated at a local hospital in artie's video agency ruptly managed to speak to some of them. i heard shots then a jet fired a largely 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 while the u.n. mission has promised an investigation into the allegations. there's no magic solution to the refugee crisis according to its news interior minister european officials met in china this year to discuss the problem on monday at leas been the most vocal over the migrant issue with the country receiving the brunt of all refugees coming by sea from africa interior minister marco miniter stressed the need for a common strategy. there is no magic solution no nation can alone deal with the migratory flux and no nation is sheltered from it this year alone only one hundred thousand refugees have reached the italian coast eighty five percent of all my friends have journeyed by sea to europe. to rural areas of the country to see how
the crisis is impacting on life and. 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 migrants. i hope the mayor of this town mr cheever talk explain the system to me. on giordano can we see the hotel now i'll bet it will be on the other ok thank you . the prefecture didn't tell us in advance that migrants were coming but 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 man he claimed to be from a cooperative that had been put in charge by the authorities 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 continued to another small community where migrants haven't arrived yet but the government's intentions have already caused quite a debate in the usually quiet neighborhood. a very small abandoned school local government wanted to place sixty my gran's in that small building i think we
have a chance to talk to the lawyer who is representing the local community understand the plan was to put the migrants here. who are putting migrants here into buildings like this is racism the risk is that the shelter could turn into a ghetto a kind of concentration camp because the migrants will have nothing to do here but 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 realm of the crisis italian officials seem to have taken up the strategy of a nationwide melting pot will be watching how it's put to the test of the triangle r t in sicily. back in a few minutes with more news including details of the meeting between iraq's vice president and.
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cool enough to buy their product. although we along with all you want. welcome back to the program iraq's vice president has just wrapped up talks with blood timea putin during his four day trip to russia as cross live now to medina caution of a full on details medina came out of the meeting well the meeting that has just and it and at the meeting that has just ended in sindh petersburg iraq's vice president saying to vladimir putin and he said that russia has contributed a great lead to trying to restore peace in syria and iraq. russia has contributed to launch in both syria and iraq to prevent the region from falling
apart we are sincerely grateful for that if it wasn't for your participation the region would have changed in a way for us. he also. has a historic iraq has historic ties with russia and that they need russia's political as well as military presence to restore balance in the region in the interests of the countries and the nations living there now this was voice during his official meeting with russia's foreign ministry said again lavrov now while we do see a lot of of course positive dynamics in the war because peroration between the two countries it really seems that the relations between iraq and the united states are not in such a good shape at old now molly he has been known as quite a vocal critic to the opening of new american bases on the territory of iraq he has expressed also discontent that americans are claiming the victory and recapture
of mossel from a slum in state as their and only very chief meant now iraq's vice president is here in russia for all four day working visit he has already met with the russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov with the federation council and as we know his official meeting with the russian president has just and it's instant spoke. with caution of in the middle of moscow thanks very much for the update. strong winds have been fanning the flames and causing large wildfires to spread in southern france specialist planes along with hundreds of firefighters have been deployed in an attempt to bring the situation under control the popular holiday spots of santa pay and island of corsica have been badly hit while in the town of carroll close to nice authorities have ordered a partial evacuation of local residents.
with islamic state losing ground in its strongholds there have been frequent warnings that many joe hart is from europe may flee back home it's thought a twenty two year old dutch rapper could be one of them after he posted this online . look. at that shoppers among hundreds of europeans who left their countries to join islamic state in iraq and syria the netherlands authorities believe that two hundred eighty dutch nationals headed to the middle east to take up the jihad of that one hundred ninety managed to join isis while fifty returned back home meanwhile meanwhile eighty of those that left holland officially classed as children
it seems many your hardass were determined from the outset to eventually return home and resettle in europe i had expected to be changed during the civil war by fighting a shot there didn't succeed because the world was 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 of the wrist posed by returning to hard as even though they will face criminal charges and fear the fighters will just say what the authorities want to hear integration there were rocks with the individual who ought to be integrated is sort of willing to integrate so the question is when these people who were born in the worst. to islam there fled their home countries because they were called weak to all of islam and the eyes of state being the
better choice but the question is really are are they willing to change to change back to their roots or is it only some artificial. behavior in order to come back from the crumbling isis state and then carry on fighting in western europe that's a question. and i handled a movie about hama sexual muslim refugees and sparked controversy in germany the film shows a night in the life of the 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. it's. like you're reading. in the cafe. she didn't understand it. like the sound of it.
if you are brought up with an idea that homosexuality is wrong. of course there will be people thinking that this film is something that is completely out of the question. but what i hope for and what i wish for. looking at it and getting emotional with the characters feeling for it and eventually. mine the vast majority of newcomers to germany are muslim with homosexuality forbidden in islam we got a 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 the culture of good behavior i'm personally against it migrants shouldn't gaijin this kind of action. social
commentator on conservative trying to mind. is on the story. 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 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 when those millions of people often have homophobic values 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 in offices and other people that were not being protected though the facts are the pew research has done multiple studies on this and all the polling and fifty percent of people in muslim majority nations do believe that homosexuality should be a crime in many cases gays are being executed thrones off the ropes this is all happening so whether whether there are people being raped in refugee camps by guards that's terrible the question is is the muslim world now in the middle east now not three hundred years ago now five hundred years ago now are there except of homosexuals and gay people the answer is that they're not and you can prove this empirically through all kinds of research you can look at the laws in the criminalization and homosexuality so i would suggest you look at the facts 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 at people and demonizing them and making them feel under siege and downtrodden. back at the top of the hour with more needs said don't go away.
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