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we're on the subject of child sexual abuse this type of. sentences that are down to the justice system. the european union the new. the u.s. house of representatives threatens the block's energy independence. is returning home leave authorities in europe struggling for a coordinated way to deal with them. whatever reasons why they went if we can get them back. but i think they. should be no difference to the child. already ruled. by the government why do we need. and an undercover operation exposes how the
pentagon gave way more than a million dollars worth of military equipment to fake police. it's three o'clock am in moscow and you're watching all t. international live from a studio with me and welcome to the program. we start with breaking news this hour the european commission president has voiced concern over the possible haul the united states new russia implemented could do to the european energy sector. the u.s. bill could have unintended unilateral effects that impact the e.u.'s energy security interests america first kind of mean that europe's interests come last. peter all of the news in berlin at the moment for more details peter why is the so
concerned over the possible sanctions well what these sanctions would mean is that any european company that was trying to do major business inside of russia could face could face i beg your pardon very serious fines from the u.s. of course that would encourage a lot of companies to pull out of russia they would then lose that cash we've also seen the idea of the energy security of the european union been at risk we've seen the e.u. commission say that there was a possible impact upon energy independence of the european union by the sanctions we can listen to more of what the e.u. commission say right now be following this process with some concern regarding the european union's energy independence and our energy security interests. well it's not just the european commission that's upset
about the bill it was voted by on by the u.s. house of representatives here in germany a spokesperson from the federal government said that european industry should not become a target of u.s. sanctions while the german foreign ministry also put out a statement saying that although they supported the u.s. sanctions regime in general that they could not accept industrial policies of the united states being passed off as sanctions now when you look at those who actually voted for this though when we go back to to the vote in the united states they're very keen to push the sanctions forward because it would mean that countries like germany wouldn't be able to buy russian liquefied gas of russian gas where would they buy it for that from then or one of the main supply is would be the united states built 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. well this won't become law unless president donald trump signs it so the ball very much in the u.s. president's court on this war if he signs it me brings this into law he's going to upset a lot of people on this side of the atlantic in europe and may face sanctions being turned back on to the u.s. from the european union it's the nuclear option really but what is available is we could see. banks refuse short term loans to u.s. businesses wanting to do business here this could be just the beginning of something that could spiral a little bit out of control we're keeping an eye on it though. we show you all keeping an eye on it peter peter oliver there in berlin thanks. the e.u. commission has already prepared a list of major european energy projects that could be affected by the proposed sanctions it includes the caspian pipeline consortium in which russia participates
with the companies carrying kazakh oil via russian territory to the black sea it also includes both future expansion projects and existing ones like the north stream pipelines hitting big german and french companies. the french foreign ministry says the latest u.s. sanctions on russia could break international north are implemented stating it hopes the e.u. will discuss the situation further labor rights lawyer dan callisto told us the sanctions bill is aimed at increasing the u.s. share of the european and humor that. 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 u.s. on this. frankly i'm worried that the u.s. will be able to impose these sanctions not withstanding the use opposition to. 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 venza went missing a year ago and is suspected of joining us all she now says she regrets joining the terrorist organization and wants to go home to her family here's what people in her hometown had to say. 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 look at the lack of identity
and education leading to a situation where a fifteen year old is ready to fight in a so-called holy war. as you heard local seem happy that linda could return to her family but other returning fighters get a very different reception one case a petition was even more to the u.k. to keep an eye sore recruiter out of the country that explains how approaches very 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 lauren justice on their
own terms. least i don't want to come back permanently my return will be purely for the lawsuit i know i have no future in the neverland's a big stamp has been printing on me you retire or ists 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 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 arrested at 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 is 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. which coach only really also there are many countries that haven't really given any serious consideration yes. it's very much devoid of consensus as to what's actually could be done with these with the 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 we asked a muslim rights campaigner and a member of the english democrats for their views on the situation with jihadists
returning home from overseas. people those involved in terrorism who made 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 radicalized 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 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 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 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. these people they're not should be doing in other countries.
because we are in iraq or north africa should not be brought to day you're going to be a drain on the taxpayer your threat to our national security many people who i've spoken to and i have a relationship with who were former extremists who were brainwashed by the terrorists like i jumped chaudry 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 have received military gear worth one point two million dollars from the pentagon the undercover operation by the u.s. government accountability office was to test weaknesses in a gear giveaway program and as checking the reports it's not the first time 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 the sham agency was the proud owner of one point two million dollars worth of night vision goggles simulated m. sixteen a two rifles and pipe bomb a quip meant they never d. and e. 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. 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 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. . violence has flared up again in jerusalem over the replacement of metal detectors at the entrance to the al aqsa mosque compound we'll have that story and reaction after this break. and what else seems wrong. why don't we just don't call. me. yet to shape out just the. ticket and it gets written equals betrayal.
welcome back to the program clashes broke out in jerusalem again on tuesday as a standoff continues between muslim worshipers and israeli police the unrest started over a decision by israeli authorities to in-store metal detectors at temple mount which is known to muslims as hard if they were put up off the gunmen killed two israeli this month at the holy site the metal detectors have since been removed but security cameras remain in place. but. has the latest on the unrest in 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 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 views of 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 they were confrontations between muslim worshipers and israeli police the police were using tear gas and other white 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 sit for potential confrontations there have so far been two meetings by the united nations security council where both israelis and palestinians have been trading barbs and accusing each other of the latest flare up in violence well if the radical are you and encouraged to kill innocent israelis in cold blood is a buying power but this is forth with the reckless and destructive agenda against our people holy sites even though we teach our children to invest in democratic values in the general enduring peace. the palestinians do not they teach hate they invest they were. religious conflict is the rapidly unfolding israeli persists with its. legal actions in occupied east jerusalem tell this council the palestinian authority will stop being that there
will be found and of dollars every month the palestinian people in the city face league asian subjugation discrimination on demolishing and violence but sitting on the ground the situation is tense and there are concerns that it will be inflamed even more. violence bring in gideon levy israeli haaretz newspaper even an article in get inside is a coming on to the program and in your article you've covered the latest protests you say events are dangerous dangerous message can you explain what you meant by that. because the basic situation and this one should not forget it is a situation of occupation and this. most holy place for the islamic world is and israeli brutal occupation and that's the basis for everything
with metal detectors so without the basic situation where we are dealing who is really explosive material because once religion gets into this political dispute this nation will dispute once religion puts its leg in these these spew dispute will get into a new dimension much more dangerous than until now and israel is missing the point and missing the chance to get to a solution before religion will take over. how likely get in do you think it is that the israeli officials understood that installing the metal detectors would would cause such anger within this disputed territory. they understood it and they ignored it because they were preoccupied with domestic
politics it's all about domestic politics is politics israeli domestic politics one should say it's all a struggle on the right wing base political base of mr netanyahu the prime minister and some other ministers who are more extreme than he and finally as professor kissinger said once in israel there is no foreign policy just the mystic politics so in many cases there is also no security policy but only domestic politics i mean it's all about security policies in fact you know one of the reasons that these metal detectors were introduced installed was. after two israeli soldiers were killed at that very site so. do you think perhaps there were other things that they could have done instead of adopting that particular strategy. no doubt about this it's not me who thinks so it's there are experts who think so
both these really are me and the israeli secret services both recommended to remove the detectors because they understood that they have very little to do with security and they have very much to do with flaming this explosive situation because on the temper mountain in hama sharif the status quo is almost wholly and anyway and each time the isil is trying to violate the start of school which is very fragile by in any case it is really striving to show more often or they're more of the one who gets the decision with totally ignoring ignoring the palestinians it ends up who is always violence and with blood. ok well we've run out of time get in but thank you very much for explaining your article and why i wrote what you did as gideon levy from the israeli how eretz newspaper things. residents of
a town in the south of france have built a wall around an impound and hotel to protest against plans to house migrants that . i. 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 it is temporary our schools don't have the capacity to receive them 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 wishes weren't being heard but now that we have poured out the war they're listening to us. we spent about dinoire he told us that the residents just want to make that consoles
biting my question policies felt there was the ease and even anger from the cities and i sing that these kind of events that we have seen since the act was just multiply in the future it's a total fear you. will probably see this side politics be you live a little bit. mr michael not the one the ordinary people. are confronted. realities and that's a major major problem. you can find us a lot of call social media on facebook about of course our website. i'll be back at the top of the next hour.
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