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you got. another. it's one o'clock here in moscow now the headlines this hour the u.s. house of representatives votes for new sanctions against russia which the e.u. says could damage the european energy market. for islamic state fighters returning home leaves authorities in europe struggling for coordinated way to try to deal with whatever reasons why they weigh in if we can get them back and wanted to. put them on. stream courses and d. radicalized them but i think they have an opportunity should be no difference whether it's man woman or child fountains of jihadists already roaming our streets 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 quip to fake policemen. good afternoon my name is kevin zero in this is r.t. international in our top story the one from moscow the u.s. house of representatives has voted for new sanctions against russia as well as a random north korea they come in response to what officials call dangerous actions undermining america and its allies 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 on clear whether the package will get the approval of president trump because it prevents him from lifting only a sanctions with congressional approval russia's deputy foreign minister has already slammed the move is defying common sense and the e.u. officials have also voiced the concern of most sanctions bill that was passed it targets many parts of russia's economy it targets mining and 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 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 of this excess natural gas we have now which they don't believe 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 explode it to europe you've got to reverse the relationship of dependency germany and other others on russian gas so this gas play here this energy play is deep. and behind the scenes comically for the united states here 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 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 sweep some concern regarding the european union's energy independence and the g. security interests cable mopp and our new york the e.u. commission has already prepared a list of major european energy projects that could be affected by these new sanctions that includes both future expansion projects and existing ones like the bloods it's a big german and french companies to boot labor rights lawyer also 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 union has the courage to take action against the us on this frankly i'm worried that the us will be able to impose these sanctions not withstanding 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 as according to a statement from the german prosecutor's office the girl's name is linda when still she went missing a year ago and she's suspected of joining i still she know those said she regrets joining the terrorist organization and in fact she wants to go back home to her family is how that was greeted in a hometown. 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. well i suppose that is concerned local seem happy that linda could return to her family but other returning fighters get a very different reception in one case a petition was even more used in the u.k. to keep an eye so recruiter out of that country next daniel hawkins 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 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. i do not want to come back permanently my return will be purely for 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 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 unfair the biggest obstacle is the lack of a cohesive plan 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 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 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 also 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 case by case. only one which coach only 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. hawkins reporting there we asked who was the rights campaigner a member of the democrats for their views respectively on the situation with jihadists returning back 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 were and 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 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 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 interrogate it 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 all 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 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. 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 and the undercover operation by the u.s. government's accountability office was to test weaknesses in their gear give away program and nexus jacqueline vogel reports is not the first time either that 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 at the sham agency it 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 the cation and most of it 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 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. it's quarter past the hour here in moscow thanks for choosing an international with me kevin owen at the moment coming up after the break a new wave of clashes has broken out in jerusalem over a hike in security as well the latest on the story from our middle east
correspondent. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around. perforation washington washington media the media. voters elected to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done. what politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express. some want.
to go to the press this is what before three of the more people. interested in the water. clashes broke out in jerusalem get on choose day as a standoff continues between muslim worshipers and israeli police the unrest started over decision by israeli authorities to install metal detectors at temple mount which is not a muslims as a reef they were put up off the gunman killed two israeli guards earlier this month at that holy site now the metal detectors have since been removed but the security cameras remain in place. the the. i.
will look at the latest marty's paullus leader in tel aviv paula a much revered site just couple of hours ago when we last spoke for both religions is there going to be some sort of compromise is it going to kick off. well as you say when new clashes broke out again on tuesday night at one of the entrances to the temple mount complex so as it is known in arabic if and there we saw as what we have seen for the past two weeks or so israeli security police firing tear gas at palestinian protesters who were hurling rocks and stones at them now israel has removed metal detectors it had earlier put them in place to try and beef up its security presence in the area after two of its security guards were killed it has removed them but this is not enough we are hearing from the palestinian president mahmoud abbas that he will still not win new diplomatic ties
with israel cut off ties with israel because of this whole situation the israelis also saying that they plan to install or smart cameras but this could take months and it's not yet clear exactly what they mean by this now the protests themselves have pointed to emergency sessions at the united nations security council where we have israelis and palestinians launching attacks at each other. the you know their radicalized and encouraged to kill innocent israelis in cold blood is a buying power but this is fourth with its reckless and destructive agenda against our people holy sites there are these council of the palestinian authority will stop being that there will be found and of dollars every month the battle. people in the city face negation subjugation discrimination. and violence. now the protests have expanded beyond just
jerusalem we've witnessed protests in both the jordanian capital of amman and in turkey and at the same time we've also witnessed clashes not only in jerusalem but in other parts of the west bank and also in a man in a man you had a situation where two jordanians were killed by a security officer at the israeli embassy in what the israelis say was an attempted terror attack the country's former foreign minister simply leave me has warned that this violence has the potential to flare up into quote a holy war and extend beyond just the israeli palestinian conflict so certainly there are a lot of concerns and particularly in light of friday and cause for people to come and demonstrate on friday we are monitoring the situation. could go over any moment get worse. from. elsewhere for arab countries averted new individuals and organizations linked to cancer or to the terrorists lists of further escalating the row between the u.s.
allies last month they cut ties with qatar which is a major global gas supplier and also of course most of the biggest u.s. military base in the middle east right now we go from says so the ogre's got the latest. the saudis keep poking at qatar with claims that harbors and sponsors terrorists al-qaeda to be precise the riyadh has now added eighteen more groups and individuals to the list of terrorists allegedly sponsored by qatar but these claims are based on all documents which begs the question why weren't they released earlier let's go back a bit the could tars sponsors terror attack line was intended to make doha given to the saudi demands some of which included closing down the al jazeera news network cutting ties with iran shutting down a turkish base making it next to impossible for qatar to comply but the saudis aren't backing down just yet a couple of days ago n.b.c. four in washington d.c. began airing commercials that claim qatar is sponsoring terror and destabilizing
u.s. allies in the region and guess what the thirty second ads were paid for by none other than the saudi american public relation of ferrous committee the biggest saudi lobbying firm in the united states now all of this is happening despite the fact that the saudis main ally the u.s. has been singing quite a different tune about qatar even signing new deals with doha u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson visited the shake them twice in forty eight hours just over a week ago he even said he could have cleaned up their act coterie. or rather were. ever put forth and so was i hold it for. a living as a lawyer which is really where the post i think it was virtually coterie for there would be a good use for. the gold. 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 in your practice and giago r.t. . let me bring you a bit more on our top story some breaking news coming on air we're now hearing that germany's foreign ministry saying that washington has got no right to tell german companies how they should behave with their foreign business partners this comes after these new and the russian sanctions by the u.s. being proposed that will affect the energy sector earlier the e.u. voiced concern about the possible harm the sanctions could do to you companies but
now officially germany's foreign minister very unhappy about this move telling washington that they've got no right to tell german companies how they should be over there for a business partners will closely follow this one. elsewhere staying in europe residents of a town in the south of france of built a wall around an abandoned hotel there to protest against plans to hose migrants in the building. this wall was built because people are scared of a massive influx of foreigners he does not have the same culture as us we don't know if his temporary i was schools don't have the capacity to receive the 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 poured out the war there listening. michelle not a comment told us the residents just want to make their concerns about even migration policies felt there was the ease and even anger from the cities and i think that these kind of events that we've seen in the uk just multiply in the future. you. probably see. politics beat you live a little bit. cool look the. reality that's a major major problem you can find all across social media on facebook you tube and of course our site twenty four seventh's ati dot com.
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