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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. former state fighters returning home leave authorities in europe struggling for a coordinated way to try and deal with it. whatever reasons why they went if we can get them back can monitor them and we educate them put them on stream is of course is indeed radicalize them but i think they've got they have an opportunity should be no difference whether it's man woman or child who got thousands of jihadists already ruled in our streets which has been put out by the government why do we need more. than undercover operation exposes how the pentagon gave away more than
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a million dollars worth of military equipment to fake police and. things for choosing r t international is just a day here in moscow now my name is kevin first the u.s. house of representatives has voted for new sanctions against russia as well as against iran and north korea to become 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 and russia engaged in a blatant effort to meddle in our domestic affairs and specifically our democratic
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process so what next it's currently unclear whether the package will get the approval of president trump because it prevents him from lifting earlier sanctions without congressional approval e.u. officials have also voiced their concern about the move to. with more detail is kind of move 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
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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 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
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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
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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 done conflict told us the sanctions bill is aimed at increasing the u.s. share of the european energy market they 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 u.s. will be able to impose these sanctions not withstanding the e.u.'s opposition to
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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 linda wenzel went missing a year ago and is suspected of joining eisel she now says she regrets joining the terrorist organization and wants to go home to her family again is what people in our hometown had to say about that speech in which the girl is sixteen and got into this mess at fourteen and fourteen and a half via the internet so 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 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 ok well in that snapshot as you heard locals there seem happy
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enough that linda could return to her family but other returning fighters get a very different reception in one case a petition was even launched in the u.k. to keep an isolated cruger out of the country daniel hawkins next explains how approaches do vary widely across you. 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 lauren justice on their own terms. i don't want to come back permanently my return will be purely for
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the lawsuit i know i have no future in the now the lands a big stamp has been printed on me your return you've joined the battle in syria and i want to defend myself the netherlands as it respects the rule of law so which suspect must have the right to defend himself in a court i think the charge against me is in for 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 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
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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. 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 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
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national suspected of being a threat to national security i know this is a common. issue these very much. earlier which coach. early and 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 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. reporting the we are muslim rights campaigner 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
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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 the 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 government why do we need more one point must disagree or cause at the moment one
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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 when you go around the world i just think it's a good thing. they go 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. 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 to they are going to be a drain on the taxpayer they are
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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. and. 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 of 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 as it did jacqueline vogel reports next it's not the first time that military equipment gone astray the. 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
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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 quick meant they never d. and you 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 and kuwait lax controls and record keeping such as this has reportedly resulted in u.s.
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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 and expect all department of defense organizations to use this area as a counselor 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
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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. . for most of the songs time a new wave of clashes has broken out in jerusalem over a hike in security at the temple we'll have more mad story reaction to words going to go after a break. you
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. think you're new to the game this is how it works in our economy is built around quite. perforation washington washington media the media. voters elect. to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done. clashes broke out in jerusalem again on tuesday as a standoff continues between muslim worshipers and israeli police the unrest started over decision by israeli authorities to install metal detectors at temple
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mount it's also known to muslims as iran will surely if they were put up after gunman killed two israeli guards earlier this month out that holy site the metal detectors have since been removed but nonetheless the security cameras remain in place i. i. of his paul asli has got the latest on the unrest from jerusalem. 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
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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 finding 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 sit for potential confrontations there have so far been two meetings by the united nations security council we both israelis and palestinians have been trading barbs
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and accusing each other of the latest flare up in violence that palestinians are radical are you and encouraged to kill innocent israelis in cold blood. or prices forth with reckless and destructive agenda against our people and holy sites even though we teach our children to invest in democratic values in the genuine enduring peace. the palestinians do not. they teach hate they invest in terror the stocking of their religious conflict is the rapidly unfolding israeli persists with its illegal actions in occupied east jerusalem there this council the palestinian authority will stop paying that there with thousands of dollars every month the palestinian people in the city face negation subjugation discrimination home demolitions and violence but second on
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the ground the situation is tense and there are concerns that it will be inflamed even more. iran 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 and productive behavior. the u.s. though says the iranian boat was acting dangerously and carrying out an unsafe maneuver. explains 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 war harassed by the iranian military and that is something according to
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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.
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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 race. you notice 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 then challenges that
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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 were they perceived by the other side nobody in washington ever seems to want to ask those questions. for arab countries have added new individuals and organizations linked to cats to the terrorists lists further escalate in the read between the u.s. allies last month and cut ties with qatar which is a major global gusts of coles and also host of the biggest u.s. military base in the middle east because france is said explains. 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
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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. or
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rather were. ever put forth and so was told it was or is are. living this way. which is really their devotion i think it was virtually kolker. that there will be a good news for. both. 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 you know 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. . residents of a town in the south of france or build
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a wall around it abandoned hotel there to protest against plans to host migrants in the building. just. beat. this wall was built because people are scared of a massive influx of foreigners who do not have the same culture as us we don't know if his temporary our schools don't have a capacity to receive them to school canteens and sports facilities are not big enough this is being imposed on us and it's shocking this war will force them to listen to was before our wars were in being heard but now that we have put up the war there listening belgian lawyer michelle motor come and says the residents just want to make their concerns about e.u. migration policies felt. there was these and even anger from the cities and i sing
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that these kind of events that we've seen in sydney i was just multiply in the future it's a total feed you. eat without a party see the besides these politics beat you live a little bit but i met all of my cool look at the one the old dinner we. confronted these realities and that's a major major problem. thanks for watching us this time here in moscow now those who are new shapes up for moscow this wednesday my name's kevin i will in my life i mean half an hour. on next programs continue right after this break.
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