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it was. the u.s. senate to vote on further sanctions against russia but the e.u. warns of retaliation against washington as the move could hurt european businesses . as italy's interior minister warns there's no magic solution to the refugee crisis traveled to rural areas of the country to gauge the impact of the massive influx of humanity. and the u.s. raid in afghanistan and civilian bloodshed with washington accused of killing eight locals in an airstrike we hear from survivors in hospital.
it's four o'clock here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international live from our studio with me. welcome to the program the u.s. is set to vote on further sanctions against russia on choose day the bill which has already passed the senate and now goes to the house targets russia for allegedly interfering in u.s. presidential elections among other things it blocks any partnership with russia companies in a range of sectors specifically punitive measures for foreseen for companies investing exporting or helping russian pipeline projects but the moves faces stiff resistance from the e.u. brussels warns it may retaliate if the move businesses the e.u. commission says it's using all diplomatic means to hinder fresh sanctions. be following. some concern. regarding. the european union
is energy independence and the 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 who are involved in the construction of a new pipeline through the baltics. 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's 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 a market competition the bill accuses russia of weapon i think gas exports but as kind of open explains it but actually had the us more power to control the global
and humid so 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 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 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 this is an issue of 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 enemy for the
u.s. guy i mean besides from each state porting the us and we have a very long standing relations with the russian federation 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. 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 will 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 so. plier 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 alice to at germany's brown milan this buying fall believes 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 that was syria and it actually hasn't got anything to do also with an interference of russia as the us elections are these has to do with the approach of the u.s. administration to make deals to get their economy going so this is very common rather than political and where the european union clearly taking a stance or 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. meanwhile donald trump has called the very protectionist with the u.s.
he wrote this in a recent tweet adding that washington is now working on a major trade deal with the united kingdom. don't charm southern or giant krishna 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 was. suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him. the president's senior advisor was called to testify in front of the senate intelligence committee the hearing was held behind closed doors but even before he went in he explained the extent of his contacts with russian history in the presidential campaign jacqueline 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 the 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 the heat 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 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 christian 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 calls 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. there is no magic solution to the refugee crisis according to italy's interior minister european officials met in chin is here to discuss the problem on monday. stressed the need for a common strategy. there is no magic solution no nation can alone deal with the migratory
flux no nation sheltered from it it's been the most vocal over the refugee issue with the country receiving the brunt of all new arrivals coming by sea from africa this year alone almost one hundred thousand refugees have reached the italian coast that's eighty five percent of all newcomers who've journeyed to by sea to europe. has been traveling across italy to rural areas of the country to see how the crisis is impacting on life that 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 tell mr cheever talk explain the system to me. on giordano can we see the hotel now i'll bet it will i'm taking a car and then i'll go ok thank you. 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 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 and 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 get 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 youth are betraying roman the crisis italian officials seem to have taken up a strategy of a nationwide melting pot will be watching how it's put to the test of the triangle r t in sicily. u.s. forces in afghanistan have been accused of killing eight civilians in an airstrike the bombing raid took place in the whole 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 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 procession several of the survivors are being treated at a local hospital and artie's video agency ruptly managed to speak to some of them.
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 pardoned to fall the witch and i was injured. in 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. will be back in a couple of minutes don't go away. it's.
welcome back to the program parts of the south of france on the island of corsica have been badly hit by wildfire as firefighters have been struggling to contain the blazes unusually hot and dry weather is helping spread fast. over fourteen hundred hectares of woodland was destroyed by the fire on monday night the worst affected other departments. in the town of carlos to the north of
nice a number of buildings and cars have been damaged with some areas evacuated further blazes ripped through woodlands near the popular tourist hot spot of santa pay and on the island of corsica no casualties have been reported. now with the islamic state losing ground in syria and iraq there have been a frequent warnings that many jihad is from europe could now return to their home countries among them a twenty two year old dutch proper who has posted this online. maran b. is just one of the hundreds of europeans who have left their countries to join islamic state according to a report by the dutch ministry of security and justice almost two hundred people
from the netherlands alone have joined the ranks of islamic islamist militants in syria and iraq to date the authorities put the number of those who've returned from the war so at around fifty islamists. and one more jihad is could now be on their way home rapper marwan b. says he had always had the intention of coming back to the netherlands that's according to his testimony published by a dutch news website. i had expected to be changed during 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. among those raising the alarm over the threat posed by returning militants is the director of europol robert wainwright has how he described the situation back in twenty sixteen. police find phones near to nationals that we think should be run because buyers of game to serve in iraq some of whom come by very difficult to monitor all of the news of the
time very difficult to identify always. hands from the alternative for germany party believes the reintegration of returning jihad this might prove difficult to gratian there were rocks with the individual who. integrated is sort of willing to integrate so the question is when these people who were born in the west and to islam there fled their home countries because they were called weak to islam and the eyes of state being the better choice but the question is really 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 don't live here about game islam refugees that sparked controversy in germany then film shows and night in the life of the nearly arrived
syrian refugee in berlin who after suffering a hate crime meets a german man the filmmaker explains she was trying to change attitudes. lecture reading. in the cafe. she didn't understand it very. 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 them looking at it and getting emotional with the characters
feeling for it and eventually. minds the majority of newcomers to germany and muslims with 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 on conservative right on my channel which gave us their opposing views on the issue. 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 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 identity 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 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 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 to engagement what you don't change hearts bias by pointing at people and demonizing them and making them feel under siege and downtrodden. and you can find us all across social media on facebook. dot com i'll be back at the top of the hour . financial survival guide stacey let's learn how to fill out let's say i'm not sure i get. the fight well street spot thank you for.
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tonight saudi arabia is showing a bit more drive to cut those oil exports and opec pushes forward its agreement to stop the flood of oil on the market also we've got some interesting new details on a possible nafta deal and my two guests two are going to go head to head from opposite sides of the aisle to talk about tax reform and the need for congress to put the pedal to the metal now by the bus starts right now. saudi arabia has stepped up to the plate it is actually delivering on oil production cuts as part of the agreed extension by the organization of petroleum exporting countries to cut one point eight million barrels per day the extension
began in january two thousand and seventeen and is set to run until march two thousand and eighteen there was a worry about member states and associate made. undertaking a lax a days ago approach exports were cut to speed along the recovery of oil prices and to stem the global overflow of saudi arabia says six point six million barrels per day will be cut in august that is almost one million below its levels two years ago brant crude for september futures were up forty four cents on the day and they rose from a session low of forty seven sixty eight exempted from this deal though due to massive civil unrest or nigeria and libya and that will not change under the deal. the federal reserve has already achieved one of its two mandates but the unemployment rate at just four point four percent the fed has essentially maximized
employment and the measurement of inflation used by the fed over the past year has shown iraq is of one point one percent year over year that's around one point nine percent of an increase edging it closer to the target of two percent but what does this do while it slows consumer spending as people delay purchases anticipating a price drop the fed kicks off its last policy meeting this week and this inflation situation will no doubt take a prime spot on the table the fed bumped up interest rates twice this year but one is not expected on the heels of this powell. we need to talk about death and taxes or the death of a tax bill rather some say the talk from both sides of the political aisle are killing at other say it's just on hold and need some reorganizing but some.