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here on the subject child sexual abuse this type of behavior is absolutely because of the sentences that are down through the justice system. the u.s. house of representatives votes for new sanctions against russia which the e.u. says could damage the european energy. smallman story about a sixteen year old girl captured in iraq who could face trial all be expelled from iraq on suspicion of joining i still the rest of the when so last week has sparked debate on now what to do with. whatever reasons why they weigh in if we can get them back to them and we educate them put them on the extremism. radicalized them and i think they have an opportunity should be no difference whether it's man woman or child got thousands of jihadists already strings which
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has been put out by the government why do we need. the cover operation exposes how the pentagon gave away more than a million dollars worth of military equipment to fake policemen. by good morning this is our team to national with me kevin owen is just in the morning in moscow this wednesday i hope your day is going good so far if you didn't run the world first that the u.s. house of representatives has voted for new sanctions against russia as well as a ran 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. sixteen elections
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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 right now it's currently on clear whether or not the package will get the approval of president trump as it prevents him from lifting early ascensions with congressional approval you officials have already voiced their concern though the move cut them opens goble 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
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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 vital element of u.s. foreign policy and one of the most important actions we can take is to use our massive shale gas resources to begin shipping liquefied natural gas overseas all this excess natural gas we have now which they don't want to leave in the u.s.
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because it will lower the price of profits they want to export it particularly to europe well if you're going to export it to europe you've got to reverse the relationship and dependency germany and other others on russian gas so this gas play here this energy play is deep and 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
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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 koblick told us the sanctions bill is aimed at 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
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union has the courage to take action against the us on this frankly i'm worried that the u.s. will be able to impose these sanctions notwithstanding the e.u.'s opposition to. the story next this morning about a sixteen year old german girl captured by iraqi forces last week who could now be put on trial all be expelled from iraq according to a statement from the german prosecutor's office bill stories this linda wenzel went missing a year ago and she's suspected of joining i still she now says she regrets joining the terrorist organization and she wants to go home to a family is what people in her hometown had to say about that. the speech in which the girl is sixteen and got into this mess at fourteen and fourteen and a half via the internet and whatever i think she should return everyone has the right some legal statement everyone get this like version of them on your. generalize the case of linda you have to admit that young people in our country are
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not capable of defending themselves against the extremist ideology because of a lack of identity and education to situation where a fifteen year old is ready to fight in a so-called holy war. as islamic state loses ground in syria and iraq many europeans who joined are returning home next than daniel hawkins looks at how they're being treated i still it's crumbling in syria and iraq are 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 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 law and justice on their
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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 now the lands a big stamp has been printing on me you're a terrorist you've joined the battle in syria and i want to defend myself the netherlands as it respects the rule of law so which suspects might have the right to defend himself in a court i think the charge against an agent the biggest obstacle is the lack of a cohesive pan-european policy all returning fighters some seem to show remorse about traveling to join the caliphate like this jihadi broad from kent the public show little sympathy over seventeen thousand p. . will 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
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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 to 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 now 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. 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
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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. it's very much like. depending on which country there are it's really too early also there are many countries that haven't really given it any serious consideration yet so it's very much divided consensus as to what's actually could be done with these with european freedom of movement returning terrorist suspects or we 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 also 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
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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 this 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 how 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
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government why do we need more of one point most 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 bring it out on the world i just think is a good thing. to help the 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 reeducate in these people the nut should be doing in other countries. where they currently are in iraq or north africa should not be brought
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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 children on the back room have made an isis and either you know through concerted reachin work over many many years we were able to change those minds. agents posing as policemen have received military gear with one point two million dollars from the pentagon or the undercover operation by the u.s. government accountability office was set to test weaknesses in their gear giveaway program and is jacqueline vogel reports next it's not the first time that military equipment scan astray. 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
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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 the sham agency was the proud owner of one point two million dollars worth of night vision goggles simulated m. sixteen a two rifles and pipe bomb a quip meant they never d. any verification like a cation a most was by email 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 us army failed to properly track over a billion dollars worth of weapons and equipment and iraq in kuwait lacks controls
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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
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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. a lot more to come here including a u.s. navy patrol boat souther rather than with in the rain the invest in the persian gulf will tell you all about the rest of this wednesday news. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around. perforations washington washington media the media. voters elected to run this country business equals. boom bust
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it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done. people with stories to tell are. those who desire. our. stand. still. so. here's. the scene first and this is. they're here to speak for you there to hear. it. again iran has accused the u.s. navy of provocative behavior in itself an american patrol boat fired warning shots
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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 at an iranian vessel this was unprofessional and provokers of behavior in response though the u.s. says the iranian vessel was acting dangerously and carrying out an unsafe maneuver lecture cesky explains. the 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 war 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 is unsafe approach to 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
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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 with 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 the very close proximity to the territorial waters and the borders of those respective states china russia and iran and you may think in
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all those cases given this proximity is who is actually the aggressor in all those cases and 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 chinese or indian ship or a plane. and 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 then challenges that american president and i think we need to roll it back and ask initial question what were we doing there what were your tensions and how are they perceived by the other side nobody in washington ever seems to want to ask those questions. ahead of international monetary fund to said that in ten years' time the
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i.m.f. sage q could be relocated to beijing which might very well mean that it's. if we have this conversation in ten years time we might not be sitting in washington doing the. will do it in our beijing head office they are messed spring dominated by the u.s. since it was created more than seventy years ago but as christine the girl went on to explain the lenders voting structure will have to change now because china's economies overtaking the u.s. she added that i.m.f. rules state that the head office has to be located in the largest member economy we are financial experts for their views on that. 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
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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 the china by twenty twenty five or have probably around seven hundred million million people deemed to be middle class 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 valued new individuals and organizations linked to cattle or to their terrorist lists where the rescue late in the rather than between the u.s. allies last month they cut ties with qatar which is a major global gas supplier and host of the biggest u.s. military base in the middle east we go from to go explains. the saudis keep poking
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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
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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 to move forward others were satisfied with ever putting forth so while i hold it or could consider . living this way which is really living the post i think negative effect could really be that there will be a good news for. a whole. the americans don't know what to do because trump wants to go on about terrorism and putting down to qatar as being
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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. . and that's the way the news looks cute this morning and the next live update with me kevin i would in thirty minutes if you get a minute follow us on twitter like us on facebook check it out on news twenty four seven don't call our programs continue here right after this quick break. still to public well. when the ruling classes protect
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me seriously send us an e-mail. greetings and sell you. it's health care rush in iraq iran sanctions galore today in washington d.c. and sandwiched in between all the pomp and circumstance of a cancer fighting john mccain voting on
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a belief never read and saber rattling cold war style sanctions in the house of representatives is c.n.n. in newsweek declaring that russia's supplying arms to the taliban in afghanistan at least that's what their headline implied but it's not exactly what the evidence proves newsweek's damian sharkey of reports that according to what a taliban splinter group told c.n.n. they acquired their guns as spoils of war after a bank wishing a local taliban rival group to receive the russian arms via moscow's military ally iran. which i eventually must be the arms dealing equivalent of the old i heard from a guy you heard from a guy who heard from a guy who bought it from his sisters brothers nieces nephews fiance but c.n.n. also has video proof ladies and gentlemen yes video proof that shows a kalashnikov style rifle in the hands of the taliban fighters in afghanistan.
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think about that one for a minute all you history buffs out there i want you to think about that for a moment a kolache nick rifle in the hands of a fighter in afghanistan yes wow earth shattering evidence of something that's never happened before in the history of humanity and warfare in afghanistan and cnn's own article had to admit weapons experts from the small arms survey studied the videos and said there was little in them to directly tie the guns to the russians state you know i think maybe c.n.n. the newsweek should start worrying less about moscow's arms dealing and start worrying more about our own pentagon's here and when you see according to the government accountability office the pentagon just got caught in a sting handing over one point two million dollars in weapons and equipment to a completely made up and fake law enforcement agency thanks once again.


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