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as you hear on the subject child sexual abuse this type of behavior is absolutely because of the sentences that are handed down to the justices. the u.s. house of representatives votes for new sanctions against russia while the e.u. says it could damage the european energy market. to smalling limits rights activists in germany are warning that women and girls are at risk of female genital mutilation because of migrants arriving in the country. under the cover operation exposes how to pennsic and gave way more than a million dollars worth of military equipment to fake policeman. this is out international with me kevin zero in here to this morning eight in the
morning now in moscow this wednesday and first from us the u.s. house of representatives has voted for new sanctions against russia as well as a rand and north korea they come in response to what officials call dangerous actions undermining america and its allies during the hearing legislators repeatedly referred to allegations of russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election last year. finally rushing gaijin an unprecedented attack against our democracy when it interfered in our two thousand and sixteen elections left unchecked russia is sure to continue its aggression russia engaged in a blatant effort to meddle in our domestic affairs and specifically our democratic process is currently so unclear whether or not those package will get the approval of president trump as it prevents them from lifting the earliest sunshines with congressional approval for the party you officials already voiced their concern about the move. up and with. the sanctions bill that was passed it targets many
parts of russia's economy it targets mining metal manufacturing one part of the bill that was specifically singled out was the energy sector of russia's economy the bill penalizes any company that cooperates with russia's pipeline projects this is what tim ryan a representative from ohio had to say we must continue to focus on how we get our gas here in the united states our natural gas to europe to our allies so they're not so dependent on russia it seems like things made not be as complicated as they appear now at this point the new sanctions bill from the u.s. congress specifically targets the construction of a key russian gas pipeline into europe and now it says this gas pipeline has a detrimental impact on europe's energy security in the same paragraph of the bill it says that the u.s. should prioritize exporting its own natural gas in order to create american jobs
help its allies and secure u.s. foreign policy policy energy. 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 all this excess natural gas we have now which they don't want to leave in the u.s. because it will lower the price of profits they want to export particularly to europe well if you're going to exploit it to europe you've got to reverse the relationship and. germany and other others on russian gas so this gas play here this energy play is the behind the scenes economically for the united states here so is everyone happy about it while absolutely not the european
commission is planning out what its response will be if european businesses are hurt by the new sanctions from the united states we are following the spruces suite some concern regarding the european union's energy independence and dollar energy security interests well one thing they can do is they can make sure that what the u.s. is seeking to do doesn't apply to european companies that the focus of this debate is the nord stream to pipeline which western europe is very very committed to actually seeing completed and that investment at the moment is being threatened by this u.s. initiative now at this point russia sells the european union thirty eight percent of its natural gas with only two percent of european union natural gas imports coming from the united states you can bet that some slick wall street syndicates would like to reverse that lineup kaleb up and artsy new york labor rights lawyer
dunn coverlid told us the sanctions bill is aimed to increasing the u.s. share of the european energy market. i do not believe this is about protecting democracy the us democracy or anyone else's this has a lot to do with the us wanting more of a share of the market in europe for its natural gas i think this has a lot to do with the us trying to gain a geo political and economic upper hand in the east i'm not sure if the european union has the courage to take action against the us on this frankly i'm worried that the us will be able to impose these sanctions notwithstanding the e.u.'s opposition to a. sixteen year old german girl captured by iraqi forces last week could be put on trial be expelled from the country it's according to a statement from the german prosecutor's office bill's name is linda wenzel she
went missing a year ago and is suspected of joining us now though she says she regrets shooting the terrorist organization and she wants to go home to a family is what people are known town had to say about that speech and the girl is sixteen and got into this mess of fortune one hundred via the internet and whatever i think she should return everyone has the rights of the state and everyone get this like a chance. if you generalize the case of linda you have to admit that young people in our country are not capable of defending themselves against the extremist ideology because of a lack of identity and education leading to a situation where a fifteen year old is ready to fight in a so-called holy war. so as islamic state loses ground in syria and iraq many europeans who joined arsenal will now be returning home again. i saw is crumbling in syria and iraq rapidly losing territory strongholds and most importantly
followers an estimated five thousand fighters traveled to the middle east from europe twenty to thirty percent are said to be returning now the specter of returning jihadi is wrecking havoc on european streets has haunted governments for a while but tackling this growing threat has proved problematic weeding out extremists who pose the biggest risk is the greatest challenge with many seemingly slipping through the net or willing to fight to european lauren justice on their own terms. least i don't want to come back permanently and i return will be purely for the lawsuit i know i have no future in the neverland's a big stamp has been printing no me you retire or ists you've joined the battle in syria and now want to defend myself the netherlands respect the rule of law so which suspects might have the right to defend himself in a court i think the charge against mary's inflator the biggest obstacle is the lack of
a cohesive power in the european policy on returning fight is some seem to show remorse about traveling to join the caliphate like this jihadi bride from kent the public though show little sympathy over seventeen thousand people signed a petition just to stop her returning the british government though has now started using so-called temporary exclusion orders to control the movements of terror suspects but even this policy lacks a fully united front in engaging with intelligence services and with the police and with border force we make sure that they have the tools to track them and keep them out where we can the british government's response has been to try to make it impossible for them to travel the restrict their ability to travel to take upon themselves the ability to remove passports and strangely to deny people the right of return which is legally a very questionable decision by the british government. the picture is even more mixed across the channel countries such as germany the netherlands and denmark they
offer rehabilitation programs even with counseling employment and education sweden takes things a step further in fact one suspected sweetest the hardest was arrest that heathrow airport swedish authorities refused to fully cooperate with the investigation of the british security services which contributed to the ultimate collapse of the trial according to sources he is now back in scandinavia under a new identity assigned by the swedish government it's not all so simple though the u.k. has taken a polar opposite take on citizens joining jihadi groups being one of the few countries to actively participate in actually hunting down and eliminating its own national suspected of being a threat to national security i know this is a common. view of these very much like. early early also there are many countries that haven't really given any serious consideration yet so it's very much devoid of consensus as to what's actually could
be done with these with european freedom of movement returning terror suspects always seem to be one step ahead of the security services and with such wildly differing approaches in tackling a growing threat it's no wonder corporation intelligence sharing and coordinated policies are still heavily lacking. we asked a muslim rights campaigner a member of the english democrats for their views on the situation with jihadists returning home from overseas. people those involved in terrorism who made a deliberate choice to go out there chose to go out there so i don't see how we can welcome them back i think is slightly different for the women and the children whatever reasons why they went if we can get them back and wanted to them and we educate them put them on extremism courses radicalize them then i think they have an opportunity most of all that should be no difference whether it's a man woman or child their way in which to say if we're going to try and look at the education then it has to be gone abroad it cannot be done in this culture
because they will be a burden and a national threats. we have to make sure that these people. can not get anywhere in this country well i think most of them haven't you know been involved in criminality in in terms of terrorism again you know the security agencies going to happen the police are going after those individuals cannot our security service which overstretched at the minute having to worry about more people and we've got thousands of jihadists already roaming our streets which has been put out by the government why do we need more on one point must disagree or cause at the moment one of the things that's in the media is about this jihadi jane. all knew she was promoting the killings of western people now under the rule she's female she would be allowed in my rules no she would not be allowed it actually i think it would be really strong for our intelligence agencies and the police in terms of the battle against terrorism to actually you know bring it back to interrogated to put on
trial in this country so we're able to go over the intelligence from her about how she's been you don't have to worry about on the world i just think is a good thing. to help fight against our values they want to kill they want to destroy the culture and democracy that we have if we need to look at. these people the nut should be doing in other countries. whether in iraq or north africa the should not be brought to they're going to be a drain on the taxpayer they are a threat to our national security there are many people who i've spoken to and have a relationship with who were former extremists who were brainwashed by the terrorists like chaudry and. made an isis and either you know through concerted reachin work over many many years we were able to change those minds.
other news is wednesday germany seen a sharp spike in the number of victims of female genital mutilation according to one women's rights group it says that there were four thousand more cases in twenty sixteen than twenty fifteen earlier this year the organization released a report saying that at least thirteen thousand girls in the country are at risk of being circumcised and that almost forty eight thousand women have already had the procedure which is illegal in germany performed on them we heard from a victim of f.p.m. she shared a personal experiences with us without any introduction what would happen. but you know a bit try to take as much as they can and this is the world and we need a fellow like all this is terrible and then i started screaming i started to read this for this is what i remember for hours and the shock it started because i couldn't walk normally because you cannot feel anything after that i was facing that is generally opening the doors to many people but they don't care about you
they care about numbers for me to handle america bringing people check back what those people what is the background of those people what is the problem exactly this is my task i said this is my duty germany and they had that in britain a lot of people they practice and i was really shocked because europe i feel like only in africa on sahara bend there is. issue coming to you that is big dangerous for me. we spoke to an expert on f g this is what she had to say about the rise of the number of cases now everyone has equal rights. for everyone it doesn't matter where one comes from it doesn't matter it doesn't matter they really don't it doesn't matter that background rates are rates so in every country we are different it's the politicians saw our look at device out seriously and our market is responsible for undertaken this problem and we asked head of demand in the
national action plan against from a gentleman at listen to their children can be well protected and the survivors can be we're acting that because they need medical help they need is social psychological a woman need in parlance in paris the need to be integrated fully integrated here so that they feel at home so they come out from their communities because the more they get back into their communities the more the pressure and it's the feeling pressured from their families from the communities and so on so this would probably come out and they need to be integrated and integration is also part of it if they're employed in the study here is that we've seen that the law the longer one lives here the more this culture is being worked our way. agents posing as policeman have received military gear worth one point two million dollars from the pentagon the undercover operation by the us government
accountability office was to test weaknesses in the gear giveaway program and that's a juggler vogel reports it's not the first time that military equipment gone astray either. the pentagon is the home of america's department of defense the body that has a budget of over five hundred billion dollars a year and is tasked with protecting the national security of the united states and yet they were duped by a completely phony outfit into selling one point two million dollars of weapons the government accountability office whose job it is to audit other federal agencies set up an undercover operation to determine whether the d.o.d. would sell military grade weapons to an unauthorized buyer and they did the g.a.o. created a fake law enforcement agency put up a bogus website use an address that led to an empty parking lot and put it in order for some potentially deadly kit less than a week later at the sham agency it was the proud owner of one point two million dollars worth of night fishing goggles simulated m. sixteen a two rifles and pipe bomb equipment they never d.
and the verification like these it only cation the most was by e-mail it was like getting stuff of eve and that's one of the most recent example of the pentagon's faulty bureaucracy earlier this year it was revealed that the u.s. army failed to properly track over a billion dollars worth of weapons and equipment and iraq and kuwait lax controls and record keeping such as this has reportedly resulted in u.s. manufactured arms and then up in the hands of terrorist groups such as i sold this means the u.s. is shipping out weapons without being sure where they end up and just this week the pentagon was criticized for wasting as much as twenty eight million dollars by selecting forest camouflage pattern uniforms for afghan national army soldiers for a sprint in afghanistan only two point one percent of the country is covered by forest the u.s. defense secretary slammed the pentagon for the waste of taxpayer dollars and called for reform rather than minimize this report or excuse wasteful decisions i expect
all department of defense organizations to use this area as a consulate to bring to light wasteful practices and take aggressive steps to end waste which is all. well and good but this is not a new problem two years ago were port service that the pentagon buried an internal study that exposed one hundred twenty five billion dollars worth of administrative waste that was allegedly hidden amid fears that congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget and maybe that's exactly what should happen perhaps if the department wasn't blindly awarded hundreds of billions of dollars every year it wouldn't be quite so comfortable throwing it into the wind. r.t. washington d.c. . will come and stay with me a u.s. navy boat has had a run in with a radiant vessel in the persian gulf one of the stories i heard.
again so that iran's accuse the u.s. navy of provocative behavior it's off to the american patrol boat fired warning shots in the direction of an iranian vessel during an encounter in the persian gulf . this morning an american navy boat in the north of the persian gulf fired near a universal this was unprofessional and provokers of behavior the u.s. though says that the iranian vessel was acting dangerously at the time and carrying out an unsafe maneuver as it was described as yes he's got more details this story that the pentagon has told regarding the incident is exactly the opposite of what the iranian officials have been saying they believe that the u.s.
navy ships were harassed by the iranian military and that is something according to the statement coming from the u.s. navy after warning shots were fired the iranian vessel halted its unsafe approach there had been a risk of collision but you can almost see a certain pattern here and you know it seems that the u.s. navy ships are being harassed all the times by foreign militaries and navies and air forces just this weekend several chinese fighter jets buzzed a u.s. navy ship in the east chinese sea which caused a lot of unhappy comments from the pentagon and the navy just earlier last month at the end of june very similar incident happened in the baltic sea where the one of the u.s. navy transportation ships when russian ships and helicopters also harassed the u.s. navy ships as it was reported by the pentagon and u.s. navy and even within iran itself it's not the first incident of the kind because
last year as many as four iranian. vessels were accused of harassing the u.s. navy ships but there's also another pattern here all the incidents that i just mentioned they all happen in a very close proximity to the territorial waters and the borders of those respective states china russia and iran and you may think in all of those cases given this proximity is who is actually the aggressor in all those cases i noticed every time one of these incidents takes place whether it's this one in the persian gulf or whether it's the ones we've seen between american and russian planes in the baltic in the black sea or with the chinese recently you noticed this is not taking place right off american territorial waters this is not a russian or a chinese or an iranian ship or a plane challenging us fourteen miles off of norfolk or san diego this is american ships or right outside of the territorial waters of another power with which we
don't have particularly good relations and the other power than challenges that american president and i think we need to roll it back and then ask initial question what were we doing there what were your intentions and how were they perceived by the other side nobody in washington ever seems to want to ask those questions. and the international monetary fund the said that in ten years' time the i.m.f. headquarters could be relocated to they dig. which might very well mean that. if we have this conversation in ten years' time we might not be sitting in washington do it legally broach will do it in our beijing head office but i have been dominated by the us since it was created more than seventy years ago but as christine the guy went on to explain the the lenders voting structure is going to have to change because china's economy no is over get it over take the us she added the i.m.f. rules state that their head office has to be located in the largest member economy
follow me where we asked for the actual experts for their views on the potential move. the i.m.f. published a report yesterday its world economic outlook and it was and to suppose that growth this year in china will be six point seven percent and that far outstrips the two point one percent that is some dissipating for the us this is something that we've been seeing for a long time that particularly china and india have been driving world growth far more than the developed countries and what's been going on is that in these countries you've got a process of urbanization the u.s. has about two hundred million people in deemed to be middle class whereas to china by twenty twenty five or have probably around seven hundred million million people deemed to be middle class so you can just see where it's going and sixty percent of g.d.p. is coming from emerging markets and eighty percent of the growth is coming from emerging markets so it's becoming
a growing force in the world. for arab countries averted new individuals and organizations linked to cattle to the terrorists lists further escalating the row between the us allies then last month they cut ties with qatar which is a major global gas supplier and also host of the biggest u.s. military base in the middle east with more go from says send the argo. the saudis keep poking at qatar with claims that harbors and sponsors terrorists al-qaeda to be precise the riyadh has now added eighteen more groups and individuals to the list of terrorists allegedly sponsored by qatar but these claims are based on all documents which begs the question why weren't they released earlier let's go back a bit the could tars sponsors terror attack line was intended to make doha given to the saudi demands some of which included closing down the al jazeera news network cutting ties with iran shutting down
a turkish base making it next to impossible for qatar to comply but the saudis aren't backing down just yet a couple of days ago n.b.c. four in washington d.c. began airing commercials that claim qatar is sponsoring terror and destabilizing u.s. allies in the region and guess what the thirty second ads were paid for by none other than the saudi american public relation of ferrous committee the biggest saudi lobbying firm in the united states now all of this is happening despite the fact that the saudis main ally the u.s. has been singing quite a different tune about qatar even signing new deals with doha u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson visited the shake them twice in forty eight hours just over a week ago he even said he could have cleaned up their act coterie the before they were started with ever put forth and so was i hold it or could consider.
living this way which is really where the poster i think it was the coterie that there would be a good use for. our govt. the americans don't know what to do because trump wants to go on about terrorism and putting down to qatar as being a supporter of terrorism. yet at the same time they have this huge air base in qatar that will go. disappear like this no if there is a war against qatar saudi arabia must have felt on top of the world when their king held a glowing crystal ball with donald trump but if they thought that crystal ball could tell them the future they were mistaken francis and giago r.t. . that's the way the news from moscow shapes up this wednesday morning my name is kevin know it more in half an hour for me and our programs continue here right after this break.