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the u.s. house of representatives votes for new sanctions against russia which the e.u. says could damage the european energy market. will. leave authorities in europe struggling for a coordinated way to try to deal with. whatever reasons why they went if we can get them back. that they have an opportunity should be no difference whether woman or child thousands of gee how do you. why do we need more of an undercover operation exposes how the pentagon gave away more than a million dollars worth of military equipment fake police.
hi good morning this is international with me kevin zero interest in the morning on this wednesday first them from us the u.s. house of representatives has voted for new sanctions against russia as well as against iran and north korea two they come in response to what officials call dangerous actions undermining america. during the hearing legislators repeatedly raised the claims 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 own clear whether the package will get the approval of president because it prevents him from lifting only assumptions with congressional approval and you officials already voiced their concerns about the move ahead of maupin's go 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 panelized as 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 it particularly to europe well if you're going to export it to europe you've got to reverse the
relationship independency 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 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 koval and told us the sanctions bills ended to increasing the u.s. all of the european energy market they do not believe this is about protecting democracy the us democracy or anyone else says 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 u.s. 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 or be expelled from iraq according to a statement from the german prosecutor's office the girl's name is linda when she had missing a year ago and is suspected of joining i still she now says though she regrets joining the terrorist organization she wants to go back home to her family is what people in a home town that i did. the speech in which the girl is sixteen and got into this mess at fourteen and fourteen and a half via the internet or whatever i think she should return everyone has the right to make a mistake and everyone should get their second 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 our lack of identity and education to a situation where a fifteen year old is ready to fight in
a so-called holy war. so as you heard at least in that snapshot local seem happy that linda could return to her family but other returning fighters get a very different reception it one case a petition was even launched in the u.k. to keep it. out of that country daniel hawkins next explain how approaches vary widely across europe. 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 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
own terms. least i don't want to come back permanently and i return will be purely for a lawsuit i know i have little friends in other lands a big stan has been printing to me you retire or ists you've joined the battle in syria and i want to defend myself the netherlands respect the use of the law which first christmas had the right to understand himself in the court i think the charge against the agency the biggest obstacle is the lack of a cohesive pan-european policy on 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 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 travels 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. 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 now 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 it is common. for these very much case by case. only one which country. really 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. downhole can report in their we asked a muslim rights campaigner and a member of the english democrats for their views on the situation with jihadist returning home again 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 monitor 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 and in terms of terrorism again you know the security agency is 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 government why do we need more 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 all 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 can be in iraq or north africa 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 children or black women have made an isis and either you know through concerted reachin work over many many years we were able to change those minds. reporting next agents posing as policeman of receive military gear with one point two million dollars from the pentagon the undercover operation by the u.s. government's accountability office was to try to test weaknesses in the gear giveaway program and next as jack lew vogel reports it's not the first time either the military equipment has gone 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 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 equipment they never d. and the verification like in the case 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 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. coming up right here after the break a u.s. navy patrol boat to run in with a radio invest in the persian gulf we'll tell you more about the rest of the news as witnessed eight. people with stories to tell are. still so deserved to be heard. still and you see. you see first and
again so as a saying before the break and rand has accused the u.s. navy of provocative behavior it's after an 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 at an iranian vessel this was unprofessional in productive behavior the u.s. however says the iranian vessel was acting dangerously in carrying out an unsafe and over with more election. 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 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 happened 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 all 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. 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. the number of women living in germany who suffered female genital mutilation is sharply increased according to the rights group tara defend it says that in twenty sixteen there were ten thousand more f.p.m. victims in the country than in twenty fifteen bring the total number of those affected to fifty eight thousand the group says the increase is connected with a large number of migrants arriving from countries in africa with female circumcision is practiced we heard from a victim of the dangerous surgery she told us she's been shocked by how common the procedure is now in europe. without any introduction what would happen just put you in a bit try to take as much they can and this is the one and i mean it i felt like oh this is terrible and then i started screaming you cannot feel anything after that i was facing that this generally opening the doors to many people but they don't care
about you they care about numbers for meat and 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 since i am in germany and i had that is in britain a lot of people they practice and i was really shocked because you know i feel like only in african sahara bend this issue coming to you that is big dangerous for me i did a better ogre an expert on f f g.m. says that it's essential that refugees and migrants are helped to integrate into european society and are given medical help too. seriously under market is responsible for undertaking this problem and we as tired of high demand in national action plan against from a gentleman on to their children can be well protected and does have favors can be with attendant talk because they need medical help they need is social psychological
a women need empowerment empowers the they 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 community the more. pressure it they feel pressured from their families from the communities and so on so this appointed come on they need to be integrated and integration is also part of it if they're employed in the study here if they're too thin that the law the longer one they've. done more this culture is being wiped away. truckie what's happening in the gulf makes for arab countries of me would be vigils mobilizations linked to cattle to the terrorists lists for their escalating the row between the us allies last month they cut ties with qatar which is a major global gas supplier and also a host of the biggest u.s. military base in the middle east we go from to santiago explained. the saudis keep
poking at 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 with the saudis are not 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. or rather were set up with ever put forward and so was i hold it for consider. living this way which is really where the poster think negative of the coterie there would be a good use for. a goal. 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. well if you would of thought follow us on twitter like some facebook check of the very latest headlines twenty four seven it. it will be all.
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