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passed by the house of representatives. if we can get. thousands of. why do we need.
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to fake policeman. for you. to washington. sanctions after they were passed by the us house of representatives the european commission president thinks they could damage. the us bill could have unintended unilateral effects that impact the use of energy security interests america first kind of mean that europe's interests come last russia has given its reaction to the latest us bill expressing disappointment in terms of their bilateral relations in terms of russia u.s. relations and their development perspectives. sound and no less disappointing
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regarding international law and trade relations and the new u.s. sanctions threaten to punish companies doing business with russia's energy sector and that's causing concern for the e.u. with one major joint project with russia the nord stream two gas pipeline it's aimed at bringing gas from russia to europe through the baltic sea and firms from germany austria france and the netherlands agreed to pay half the cost of that pipeline and invest almost five billion euros in that project and the list of companies that fear being affected include some of the world's biggest players in the industry here's just a few of them anglo dutch shell the french company owner see the u.k.'s b.p. and also germany's winters hole in the head of winter's haul has declared that the sanction should not be used to push someone's economic interest referring there to the u.s. promoting its own liquid natural gas peter all of a has more on the reaction all of the potential impact that the sanctions could have on both the the business and energy sectors here in europe that has you
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officials hot under the collar there are potentially huge fines for businesses that would enter into energy projects with russia many of those blue chip european companies of course are heavily involved there what we've heard from the german foreign ministry is them saying that it can't be accepted that the industrial policy of another nation be passed off as sanctions while the german government spokesperson also came out saying that you in the street can't be targeted and if there will be. a response if the sanctions or when the sanctions go through we can hear more from them right now i tried to describe that we fundamentally cannot accept that the american government american politics and congress under the guise of sanctions conduct industrial politics in favor of american energy supplies this position has not changed and we will keep saying that loud and clear to the us if we are in principle refusing sanctions that the fact throw parties or other states
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it's important that the united states and europe coordinate closely and their sanctions bill is it'll what's russia. it's not just the germans though the french foreign ministry issued a statement saying that well they believe that the sanctions impacted upon the rights of private individuals as well as corporate entities to an extent that they believe may go beyond international law but just who supported the sanctions in the united states in the house of representatives four hundred nineteen to three they went through the vote there but when we look particularly at the energy sector we have to look it who supported the sanctions in the house of representatives remember four hundred and nineteen to three this sailed through in the vote on it but those that voted for sanctions are also among those who want us gas on the e.u. market something sanctions would make much easier we must continue to focus on how
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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 so what options remain for the european union when these sanctions or if these sanctions come into being the european union could decide to impose sanctions of their own on the united states now this could take the form of e.u. banks suspending u.s. companies ability to take out short term loans but let's be realistic this would be a nuclear option from the european union expect a lot more strong words than those type of actions but the ball right now is very much in president donald trump court and whether he signs that or not it could change what type of reaction we get from here in europe to these new sanctions from the united states on russia's energy sector. so where's all this heading let's talk to virginia state senator richard blacks and as
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a black welcome back to our to international in terms of the sanctions per se what do you make of them are there clear cut winners and losers. well there definitely are wenders and losers the the gist of the american science shows has been to block the nord strain to pipeline which came from russia and bypassed ukraine and then it would feed. natural gas to the net alliance to oust to france to germany and and i think if you look at it the the congress has just said you know what we're simply going to block the natural gas i think that's the essence of what it is you know the the irony of the whole thing is that when donald trump said america first he says we're going to we're going to address trade imbalances he
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was given scathing remarks people said oh you know you can't interfere with free trade and here he is trying to have free trade with russia he's trying to reset the relationship with russia and sex congress itself has made a major move to block free trade and interfere with the markets but do you think then that means the president trumps actually go to sign off on these things because this is much about a test of him as it is about him wanting the america first and potentially muscling in on europe's massive energy market. if but if president trump were able to to veto the legislation he would do so the problem is that there were very very few people who opposed it the way that it works with the us congress is that
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a veto can be overridden that as long as you have two thirds of the house two thirds of the senate clearly they will have that number so the. president trumpeted not be able to effectively veto it and that's not just saying that it's quite a done deal because there's a tremendous backlash from the european union they have threatened to take action against the united states very difficult to do that because they have to have unity among their twenty twenty eight members but at the same time i think just through their public relations and so forth they've made it clear how outrageous this is and i think that. there is a possibility that the european union backlash will cause the house and the senate perhaps to make some modifications one of the important things is that in the
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course of this of course the. the gulf stream or the nordstrom to gas project is the most that's the core of the whole thing and. the legislation gives president trump the power to ban invest investments in northern stream to it doesn't require him to which is sort of intriguing and i think part of it is that the congress looked and said ok what we're doing is so x jordan era way extreme it breaks all present. we're a little bit uncomfortable just doing let's give it to the president i seriously doubt that president trump so long as he's allowed the discretion i don't think he's going to introduce sanctions on north stream two because
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it really is security for europe now europe made it very clear that. the. natural gas coming from the ukraine or coming from you from turkey is very unreliable and so it presents a strategic risk. so my guess is they will do everything possible to ram through the north stream to gas pipeline and i believe that they should it will provide stability of the safety sort of people of. europe but what about. senator what about the idea that it's certain lobbyists in your neck of the woods who want to get america's liquid natural gas into the european market it's a big market in attention and telling some of the world's biggest players in the energy industry in europe where they should and should not do business if the
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united states is as is producing a an enormous amount of natural gas and we have set up facilities at cope or in maryland and also in louisiana. that will result in liquefying natural gas and sending it by ship. i don't have a problem i'm all in favor of that but i'd like to see it done in a free market system where we sell it to the europeans the russians sell there's if we can get a better deal find we get a better deal i'm not in favor of. trade relations i want us to assert ourselves but i don't want us to become addicted to oriole about it and you know the e.u. came out and they said look for us the g. seven are of fundamental importance and traditionally you've always had these
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groups canada france germany italy japan and the united kingdom united states all of those two thirds of the global well have come together in a consensus and they've done these things and now you have the u.s. congress unilaterally saying we are simply going to act size dictatorial power over what happens i think it is a terrible terrible a bad mistake and. it reflects some some poor leadership on the part of the of the house and the senate i guess no one looks for total to do in their own backyard who had to see how the internal brinkmanship plays out first to see what president from decides to do for now though senator black i really appreciate the time thank you thank you very much. a sixteen year old german go captured by iraqi forces last week could be put on trial or expelled from iraq that's according to a statement from the german prosecutor's office the defense will went missing
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a year ago and it's believed she joined islamic state she now says she's regretful and wants to go home to her family is what people in the hometown have to say. the speech in which the girl is sixteen and got into this mess at fourteen and fourteen and a half via the internet or whatever i think she should return everyone has the right to make a mistake and everyone should get their second chance. if you generalize the case of linda you have to admit that young people in our country are not capable of defending themselves against 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 as you heard the locals are willing to give a second chance but other fighters have not been accepted back in the same way and one case a petition was launched in the u.k. to keep an eye so recruiter out of the country that hawkins reports now on how europeans are reacting to jihad the soldiers coming home i saw is crumbling in
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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 do not 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 printed on me you're a terrorist you've joined the battle in syria and i want to defend myself the netherlands respect the rule of law so which suspect must have the right to defend himself in a court i think the charge against me was in fear the biggest obstacle is the lack
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of a cohesive pan-european policy all returning fighters some seem to show remorse about traveling to join the caliphate like this jihadi. and from kent the public vote 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 now the picture is even more
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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 and also useful thought these 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 nationals suspected of being a threat to national security i know this is a common. issue these very much. earlier which country. really also there are many countries that haven't really given any serious
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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 seems 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 a member of the english democrat party for their views on 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 went if we can get them back and monitor them and we educate them put them on stream is 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
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the education then it has to be gone abroad it cannot be done in this culture because they will be a burden and a national threats we have to make sure that these people. can not get anywhere in this country well i think most of them haven't you know been involved in criminality and in terms of terrorism again you know the security agency is going to happen the police are going after those individuals cannot how our security service which overstretched at the minute having to worry about more people and we've got thousands of jihadists already roaming our streets which has been put out by the government why do we need more one point must disagree or cause at the moment one of the things that's in the media is about this jihadi jane. all knew she was promoting the killings of western people now under the rule she's female she would be allowed in my rules no she would not be allowed it actually i think it would be really strong for our intelligence agencies and the police in terms of the
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battle against terrorism to actually you know bring it back to interrogated to put on trial in this country so we're going to go over the intelligence from her about . how we don't have to worry about all the world i just think is a good thing. 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 look at reeducate in these people they're not 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 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. either you know through concerted. work over many many years we were able to change those minds.
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u.s. agents posing as policeman have received military gear worth one point two million dollars from the pentagon the undercover operation by the government accountability office was to test weaknesses in a giveaway program and as jacqueline bouvier reports it's not the first time the military equipment is going to stray. 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
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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 these it will occasion a most was by email it was like getting stuff of eve and that's one of the most recent example of the pentagon's faulty bureaucracy earlier this year it was revealed that the u.s. army failed to properly track over a billion dollars worth of weapons and equipment and iraq and kuwait lax controls and record keeping such as this has reportedly resulted in u.s. manufactured arms and then up in the hands of terrorist groups such as i sold this means the u.s. is shipping out weapons without being sure where they end up and just this week the pentagon was criticized for wasting as much as twenty eight million dollars by selecting forest camouflage pattern uniforms for afghan national army soldiers for a sprint in afghanistan only two point one percent of the country is covered by
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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. . broke out in jerusalem again on tuesday as a standoff continues between muslim worshipers and israeli police arrest started
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over a decision by israeli authorities to install metal detectors at temple mount which is known to muslims as if they were put up after a gunman killed two israeli gods earlier this month the holy site the metal detectors themselves have since been removed but security cameras remain in place. but the was. the. was. was. the situation here at lion's gate one of the entrances to al aqsa mosque is tense as you can see a strong police presence behind me now this is the furthest they letting us go it follows overnight again heavy clashes between israeli security officers throwing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who were hurling rocks and stones at them this is nearly two weeks of violence that has left some six people killed in the
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latest measures to try and calm the situation israel says it will remove metal detectors that will put up after two security guards were killed two fridays ago but the palestinian president mahmoud abbas says this is not enough and he insists it is well returns to the way the status quo was before that incident 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 they know their radical are with and encouraged to kill innocent israelis in cold blood is a occupying power prices for with it's the reckless and destructive agenda they teach hate they invest in terror is a openly and shamelessly pursues discriminatory plans stop abusing international aired. doubling for all in fun to promote their all peaceful demonstrations are being met with violent repression the palestinians dapo the if to ignite violence
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the palestinian people in the city face discrimination and violence israel's also say to introduce some kind of security cameras this will unfold over the next few months but in the meantime palestinian protesters say they'll continue to go to the streets and we are expecting friday to be a major day of clashes certainly the mood on the ground extremely tense and the police behind me bracing for further conflict policy r.t. jerusalem. i got reaction earlier from a mayor or and he's a senior correspondent for israel's how rights newspaper he believes time's running out for the israeli authorities to find a solution to the tensions tensions are still high and the protesters have an innovative tactic you may call it crazy they refused to go into the mosque compound around the mosque and they're praying outside and by dirt very refusal they are keeping the matter alive even though israel has relented and has taken
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down the metal detectors so it's up for israel to come up with some proposal that will appease the religious authorities friday morning is now d. day we will see where there will be more demonstrations because thousands upon thousands are coming to pray on fridays do you holiest day of the week for muslims of course and detest will be whether some formula can be found before that. or arab countries have added new individuals and organizations linked to that terror list further escalating the already sour relations between different u.s. allies in the gulf region last month to cut ties with cattle which is a major global gas supplier and hopes to the u.s. biggest u.s. military base in the middle east is miguel francis santiago. the saudis keep poking
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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 with the saudis are not backing down just yet a couple of days ago n.b.c. four in washington d.c. began airing commercials that claim qatar is sponsoring terror and destabilizing u.s. allies in the region and guess what the thirty second ads were paid for by none other
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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 even said he could have cleaned up their act coterie. or rather were. ever put forth and so was i hold it or could consider. living this way which is really where the poster think negative effect could really or there would be a good news for. the goal of. 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
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qatar that will go. disappear like this no if there is a war against qatar saudi arabia must have felt on top of the world when their king held a glowing crystal ball with donald trump but if they thought that crystal ball could tell them the future they were mistaken francis and thiago r.t. . with just two days left until the international space station welcomes new crew members the final preparations are well underway at the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan. the crew set to spend the coming months in space includes nasa astronaut randy bresnik cosmonaut sort of gabriel's in ski from the.


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