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u.s. house of representatives votes for new sanctions against russia which the e.u. says could damage the european energy market. use former islamic state fighters returning home again leave authorities in europe struggling for a coordinated way to deal with. whatever reasons why they were and if we can get them back. put them on the extremism course is radicalized and i think they have an opportunity should be no difference whether it's man woman or child thousands of jihad. which has been put out by the government why do we need more. undercover operation exposes how the pentagon gave away more than
a million dollars worth of military equipment to fake police. hello good morning money was kevin knowing that this is a national life from h.q. this hour is just turned eleven in the morning here in moscow and the top story than the smalling the u.s. house of representatives has voted for a new sanctions against russia as well as against iran and north korea they come in response to what officials call dangerous actions undermining america and its allies during the hearing legislators repeatedly raise 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 it's really unclear whether or not the package will get the approval of president as it prevents him from lifting only assumptions with congressional approval for the e.u. officials have already voiced their concern about the move is kind of with more detail 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 bottle element of us 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 and 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 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 an artsy new york. labor rights lawyer done conflict told us the sanctions bills aimed at increasing the u.s. share of the european energy. 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 it . a sixteen year old german girl captured by iraqi forces last week could be put on trial or be expelled from iraq that's according to a statement from the german prosecutor's office bills name is linda wenzel no she went missing a year ago and she's suspected of having joined but now she says she regrets joining the terrorist organization and she wants to go back home to a family again is what people in her hometown of the. the speech in which the girl is sixteen and got into this mess of fourteen or 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 just because of
a lack of identity and education to a situation where a fifteen year old is ready to fight in a so-called holy war a. quick snapshot locals there at least seem happy that linda could return to her family but returning fighters get a very different reception in one case a petition was even launched in the u.k. to keep an eye out of that country next daniel hoare kitten's explains how approaches do 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 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 law and 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 and now the lands a big stan has been printing you and me you retire or ists you've joined the battle in syria and now want to defend myself the netherlands respect of the law which first christmas had the right to understand himself and of course i think the charge against an agent the biggest obstacle is the lack of a cohesive power in the european policy on returning fighters some seem to show remorse about traveling to join the caliphate like this jihadi broad 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 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. the picture is even more mixed across the channel countries such as germany the netherlands and then ma they offer rehabilitation programs even with counseling employment and education sweden takes things a step further in fact one suspected sweetest the hardest was the rest that heathrow airport also usually thought 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. issue these very much. going on which country it's fairly early and also there are many countries that haven't really given 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 are still was a rights campaigner and also a member of the english democrats for their respective views on the situation with
this 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 radicalized them then i think they have an opportunity most of all that should be no difference whether it's 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 that 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 we don't have to worry about 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 all the
countries. where they currently are in iraq or north africa should not be brought to they are 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 policeman have received military gear with one point two million dollars from the pentagon the undercover operation by the us government accountability office was to try to test weaknesses in their gear give away program and as jacqueline vogel reports next it's not the first time that military equipment gone astray like this 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 a 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 the cation and most of the was by email it was like getting stuff of 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 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. . on a more than a small scale when we come back a u.s. navy patrol boat sort of running within a rainy invest in the persian gulf the goal that story and reaction coming up. what else seems wrong. why don't we just don't. let me. get to shape out just to. add to. it in detroit equals betrayal.
when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to be that's. going to be for us this is what the korean people. interested in the why. should.
i get so run as accused the u.s. navy of provocative behavior it's offered american patrol boat fired warning shots in the direction of an iranian vessel during an encounter in the persian gulf. new this morning an american navy boats in the north of the persian gulf fired at an iranian vessel this was unprofessional and productive behavior the us however says the iranian vessel was acting dangerously and carrying out an unsafe maneuver elect years yes he's got more. 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 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 then ask the
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. clashes broke out in jerusalem again on tuesday as a standoff continues between muslim worshipers and the israeli police the unrest started over a decision by israeli authorities initially to install metal detectors that temple mount it's known to muslims is how damaged sharif they were put up after a gunman killed two israeli gods earlier this month holy site the metal detectors have since been removed but nonetheless security cameras remain in place. the the. let's get the latest the more you fall asleep or in tel aviv hard paul or
a much revered sorry for both religions is that going to be a compromised. well certainly the situation on the ground remains extremely volatile and there are efforts to try and find a compromise the latest effort as you mentioned was the israelis removing metal detectors that they had introduced after two israeli policemen were killed nearly two weeks ago now that move has been rejected by the palestinians the israelis also say that they are looking at installing security cameras now this could take up to six months we understand that particularly palestinian women feel it will be immodest there will be some kind of x. ray system inside these cameras so it seems at this stage that a compromise is not on the immediate cards the palestinians are really insisting that the situation the security at the temple mount be the same as it was before this whole flare up of violence that has been ongoing for the better part of two weeks now on tuesday night in front of lionsgate yet again there were
confrontations between muslim worshipers and israeli police the police were using tear gas and other riot control measures against palestinians who were throwing rocks and stones at them at this stage all eyes are focused on friday where there has been a nother call for worshipers to come to the mosque and to pray in front of the gates are not actually into the mosque and as we saw last friday this has the scene see it for potential confrontation there have so far been two meetings by the united nations security council we both israelis and palestinians have been trading barbs and accusing each other of the latest flare up in violence but certainly on the ground the situation is ten. and there are concerns that it will be inflamed even more you know this the war is no polyphemus the update there from where you are today. next number of women living in germany suffered female genital mutilation a sharply increased according to rights group turd if it says that in twenty sixteen there were ten thousand more f g m victims of the country than in twenty
fifteen bringing 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 were 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 these days in europe without any introduction what would happen. but you know a bit try to take as much they can and this is the world and meet a fellow like all this is terrible and then i start screaming you cannot feel anything after that problem i was facing that is generally opening the doors to many people but they don't care about do 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 since i am in germany and they had that is 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. i don't know about a regular an expert on if g.m. says that it's essential that refugees of migrants are helped to integrate into european society and give medical help too. seriously under our market is responsible for undertaking this problem and we asked her to demand a national action plan against from a gentleman from to that our children can be well protected and the stuff i have us can be aware attended talk because they need medical help they need is social psychological help women need empowerment sympathize 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 communities the more the pressure and it's 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 the truth in that the law is the longer one they've. done more this culture is being wiped away thanks for watching out international this one's every day is going good i'm kevin oh and you can find this all across social media facebook you tube and of course our site r.t. dot com. was. her. chance to be all. of our. allies. are who. we. are all this is all the work.
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