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try to do. it might be making things work. disastrously wrong. in the big stories the last one. only needs. to come into force behind the. times that threatens economic retaliation against washington over it all. businesses are going to be. coming up to human rights watch says an iraqi army unit trained by the u.s. . killing of suspected iso members in mosul. vote for a new assembly designed to change the. opposition that have left at
least five dead these past seven days. nine in the morning here in moscow and this is the week. a new round of sanctions is just a signature away as congress waits for president trump to put pen to paper the senate passed the bill on thursday washington says they're in response to what they call russian aggression in syria and ukraine and for alleged meddling in the u.s. election but it. might be much more behind the initiative to. the sanctions bill that was passed it targets many parts of russia's economy it targets mining targets finance and russia metal manufacturing but 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 it's about sending a message to russia to hold mr putin accountable for his actions we will take tough action against russia the bill is targeting the construction of a key natural gas pipeline into europe citing what it calls detrimental impact on european energy security furthermore in the same paragraph the bill talks about exporting more of america's resources in order to create american jobs strengthen u.s. allies and strengthen u.s. foreign policy now that all agrees with a key component of u.s. energy strategy america's global dominance in energy policy. is not just a vital element of u.s. economic policy but it's also a bottle element of us foreign policy and one of the most important actions we can take is to use our massive shale gas resources to begin shipping liquefied natural
gas overseas so there you have it but what does selling gas to europe have to do with protecting the sanctity of america's voting machines the point is it hasn't got to do anything with the geo political sphere with the frozen conflict in the ukraine though with syria and it actually hasn't got anything to do also with an interference of russia into the us elections this has to do with the approach of the us administration to make deals to get their economy going and so this is very commitment rather than political u.s. leaders say that they don't like russia for all kinds of reasons but one thing they don't mention is that russia is a key exporter of oil and natural gas competing with the big monopolists america's european allies are now crying foul saying that the usa is interfering with their energy policies with these sanctions the us bill could have unintended unilateral effects the impact the e.u. use energy security interests america first kind of mean that europe's interests
come last at this point russia counts for thirty eight percent of the european union's natural gas while the usa only accounts for two percent of the e.u. is natural gas imports you can bet some slick wall street syndicates would like to reverse that lineup so when you hear this explanation of the sanctions the mere fact that russia tried to affect our elections this stunning breach of our right as a sovereign nation decades of unchecked russian aggression whether it be in the ukraine in the crimea in syria don't forget about this one 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 the e.u. leaders have reacted angrily to washington's proposed new sanctions too in its attempt to free europe from its reliance on russian gas they say their economic
interests are being ignored germany's even threatened the u.s. with countermeasures is one reason why europe's leaders are unhappy the sanctions could impact the big nordstrom to pipeline that's a major project between european companies and russia's energy sector firms from germany austria france and the netherlands and invested a huge amount almost five billion euro in it around half the projects cost once completed it would provide northern europe with russian gas now according to reports multinational businesses in the energy sector but b.p. and exxon mobil have really been lobbying against these new measures in congress so to have manufacturers like ford and boeing peter oliver has got more on that side of it all of the potential impact that the sanctions could have on both the the business and energy sectors here in europe that has if you 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 e.u. industry can't be targeted and if there will be a response if the sanctions or when the sanctions go through 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 the austrian chancellor christine care he posted online he said that politics and business should not be mixing when it comes to making decisions like this it's not exclude it that they also follow that they also follow their economic interests. we don't complain about that unless
it does not affect our own interests but right now it really affects our own interest negatively impact of the planet so interesting though it's a very negative form. especially for the energy sector because of the sanctions under the threat of sanctions especially energy pipeline exports from 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 a bank 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 i'm not sure if the european union you know has the courage to to take action against the u.s.
. on their. frankly i'm worried that the u.s. will be able to impose these sanctions notwithstanding the e.u.'s opposition to it the ball right now is very much in president donald trump's court and whether he signs that are not 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 russia's patience has also weighed president putin the week says moscow can't tolerate offensive actions anymore. so the news of these sanctions are completely illegal they go against international law and the rules of the world trade organization is that we're being very patient and very reserved and we can't endlessly tolerate aggressive behavior towards our country these actions can be perceived as aggravation that you are and i would even say exceptional cynicism. moscow's further responded now it's asking us to reduce the number of diplomatic stuff it's got in russia says to me to the between two and seven hundred people will be sent
home or fired but the american embassy hasn't given an exact figure moscow says the number of staff must be cut to four hundred fifty five that would then make it the same amount as it has in its embassy in the u.s. . has also said the two diplomatic properties used by washington will be seized next month it'll take back a warehouse in the south of moscow and also riverside to treat one of the capital's parks it was used by staff members for leisure and barbecue get togethers. yet knowing that this is a response to the unlawful actions be us and most importantly to the anti russian mayhem in the u.s. congress the rutherford setting the tone on capitol hill and we're not ruling out any steps to bring them to their senses this bill is a tool of intimidation for the entire world it's a consequence more on the willingness of full america's political coup the u.s. secularist states explain the thinking behind the sanctions bill he says that russia should take steps to improve its ties with the u.s.
and sanctions will be needed in the future. the russian embassy in the u.s. meantime said it puzzled by rex tillerson statements on the sanctions we got some expert opinion on that it's not the most logical thing to say we want to improve relations therefore we are imposing sanctions next to listen to his statement was trying to be diplomatic and less from the impact and be less insulting to russia than the he might otherwise have been for that i think that's why you have a logical statement explaining these sanctions to which was not really any sensible justification at all we think about american foreign policy from like one nine hundred forty five forward it's tough to find many great examples of what we've accomplished so what the american force and foreign policy it's stablish meant expected what they're trying to do you know i think it's time for a total and complete overhaul of how we conduct our international business.
weeks after the city of mosul was finally freed from islamic state in iraq more details have been coming in about the liberation and the report from human rights watch suggest one iraqi military unit executed dozens of suspected members of ice and without trial this is how international observers describe what they saw in mosul. a group of iraqi soldiers that fool naked men down an alleyway after which they heard multiple gunshots. through the doorway of a damaged house the bodies of a number of naked men lying in the doorway they said one of the dead men was lying with his hands behind his back and appeared to have been handcuffed and there was a rope around his legs to sixteenth division soldiers to school should one observe and shoot the seven head of the soldiers said was an american female isis sniper whom the how to care protected it was not clear whether the decapitated her alive. this is one of a series of reports that human rights watch has issued on the final weeks of the
battle in mosul against isis and in these reports what we have seen is numerous extrajudicial killings by iraqi forces of men they say were linked to i think without any charge without any file simply executing them on the battlefield really all the iraqi forces that are involved in this fight against isis have been committing rampant abuses including war crime we have yet to see a single incident be properly at investigated by the iraqis or any commander to be held accountable the report claims the executions were carried out by an iraqi unit the played a significant role in the liberation they received american training in assistance while fighting i saw in twenty fifteen. spoke with be a security official in baghdad province he told me washington but has some responsibility for the crimes committed by the sixteen to vision go to warn you some of the pictures coming up in this next video may upset you. sixteen division
was formed by the united states trained by the united states and controlled by the united states so definitely there's any human rights violation it's very obvious that those who controlled or formed this division must understand all must pay some type of at least moral responsibility because i mean nobody here sympathizes with isis supporters or isis members so but from a legal point of view yes this is an issue that needs to be looked at there is an investigation but is it enough is it wide enough is it deep enough we're still in a state of war looking at what we know so far it can be very difficult to specifically accuse any of those american soldiers for for training iraqi soldiers specifically in the craft of torture but i think it paints a very poor picture and puts the americans. under
a very poor lights in iraq generally i mean we've you know what are they doing there exactly i mean this sort of euphemistic advisor i think the the miss has been busted i want exactly what those voices do in her rights should not forget that this is not the first time that an extraordinary human rights abuses have been documented by the americans in iraq we look back to two thousand and three and the abu ghraib prison and torture for example you know this is this is coming around again it seems to be something that we should start to get used to in iraq. the horrors of war as well as the devastation the fall of the liberation of mosul have been documented by photographers. in the last couple days we witnessed there was really just this tremendous push to just just crush the remaining fighters who were very deeply entrenched i guess in the city there's this vast tunnel network i guess that is sort of existed for thousands of years you know dating back to mesopotamia
but spiders have also dug in their own tunnel network system underground in mosul and there was just this and it was a very aggressive push by both the iraqi forces and the coalition to just pretty much and i await their remaining fighters kind of at you know will result in being kind of heavy civilian cost i think that what you know what the mainstream media sort of sort of does they try to they try to generalize you know the conflict in what's happening they try to package it into these very easily accessible headlines you know like most of those liberated and so you know you read that headline and you think oh you know the battle is over you know the operations are over and you know everything must be tied up and tidy but that's just not the case so i guess that that was one of the biggest shocks to me was that you know there's this this narrative that you know the fight is over and you know it wasn't the case at all and the scale of destruction in mosul is just you know it's an unimaginable hell the city is littered with. you know unexploded ordinance from you know from
airstrikes and it's just going to take you know decades to rebuild this city. you don't go in troubles in mosul thanks be with this is morning with the top stories of the last seven days on the latest this weekend you won't she will weekly or notes into the mission with me well particularly we're keeping an eye on this sunday venezuela the big vote. troubles expected on the streets there was a result just one of the stories ahead needs review of the week. thank you for new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington washington controls the media the media over the voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before
a ban on street demonstrations which in the last week alone has reportedly killed at least five people so with a country in the economic doldrums and experiencing political deadlock president to do is now called on venezuelans to elect a new body today it's going to be tasked with rewriting the current constitution of a five hundred representatives will be chosen from key groups in society but the opposition believes the president is simply trying to extend his powers and undermine democracy is a look back at how the country's crisis has worsened in recent months. even.
in the we spoke to people from both sides of the divide to hear their perspectives on the crisis. purpose is not all it's a right there comes a douche and the purpose is to get rid of the national that somebody were to reward with two thirds of the bow does precisely the reason and they have now but they did five percent of rejection of the regime sold the resources to the c b go. in unconstitutional there's a presidential election in two thousand and eighteen were made during is going to be up for a vote the opposition is going to run for president regardless of the outcome of the constituent assembly it's an open democratic process the opposition can run their own candidates and they can participate in it but they've called to boycott it instead of taking part this is not of them. and we're just not trying to legitimize it for
a little and unconstitutional and illegal last on the twelve days hundred and seven minutes so that's a lot of the lives that it is you know people about fifteen hundred have been wounded and we have almost two thousand people in jail the husband the price of a civic protest but it's this is just another lie that it's just a hunch certainly to justify foreign intervention in the country vast majority of those deaths that would be one hundred deaths are caused by opposition violence over a dozen assassinations by opposition protesters against people first of just for supporting the government i mean do you condemn those horrible political lynching surge you condemn those horrific political assassinations we are a peaceful opposition the whole of the whole world recognizes the european union is not or that the united states twenty is going to set up in america the people. who have been so they say they have been killed by the by our own people thus through
live rovers and i think it's very unfair to say. monday it's nice interior minister to stress that there was no easy way out of the migrant crisis speaking at a gathering of european officials in two days he urged for a common e.u. strategy. there is no magic solution no nation can alone deal with the migrate reflux a new nation is sheltered from italy's been of course the most vocal over the refugee issue because it's on the front line it's received most of the new arrivals coming by sea from africa so far this year almost one hundred thousand have reached the italian coast are teasley pre-trained could travel to rural areas in the country to see how the crisis is impacting life there are still in bed to a small town in the mountains which after a government decision was forced to accommodate dozens of migrants. i hope the mayor of this town mr cheever talk explain the system to me.
on giordano. the prefecture didn't tell us in advance that migrants were coming i thought everything would work out as the government told us that it would help us to cope with the migrants there are already many problems here like unemployment issues with infrastructure health etc that's why some people around here are angry because the government chose to invest money into the relocation of migrants instead of providing time with additional funds. this looks like the hotel we're looking for they entered through the gates but stayed outside because there was no electricity the hotel hasn't been used for years to host tourists my next step was to try and talk to the migrants inside but they wouldn't let me behind a locked gate was a dodgy looking man he claimed to be from a cooperative that had been put in charge by the authorities known filming he said the mayor said that a very low percentage of people who are here are actually refugees most of them are
economic migrants is that true no that's not true the migrants are well integrated the mayor has never even contacted me he is lying i went on to ask where the migrants were from the man claimed they were always he g.'s out of. nigeria niger guinea became a fast food just as i was negotiating we saw a couple with a tray of sweets turns out some locals were indeed glad to have the new neighbors finally he let me in without the camera the refugees said they'd only got warm welcomes from locals and were ready to become sicilians i can tell you that the migrants and refugees have everything to live a normal life there the question though remains whether they will be able to integrate into the local society and whether all the locals will be ready to accept that number of refugees our journey continued to another small community where migrants haven't arrived yet but the government's intentions have already caused
quite a debate in the usually quiet neighborhood. a very small abandoned school local government wanted to place sixty my gran's in that small building i think we have a chance to talk to the lawyer who is representing the local community. first which is not a problem with out of authority. putting migrants here into buildings like this is racism the risk is that the shelter could turn into a ghetto because the migrants will have nothing to do here having blasted the rest of the betraying roman crisis italian officials seem to have taken up the strategy of a nationwide melting pot will be watching how it's put to the test you'll have a drink your tea in sicily. jerusalem has been rocked this week palestinian protesters clashed with israeli police over the implementation of strict security measures at temple mount also known as her rameau shareef hundreds of protesters
were injured. the crowd. was was was was was. and. the holy site was cordoned off by israeli authorities are for a deadly shooting there metal detectors and video cameras them are installed among caused outrage amongst the muslim community is a middle east correspondent. i'm standing here in front of the dome of the rock which has been the scene of violent clashes for the past two weeks we are hearing that more than any hundred people have been injured the number of palestinians
who've been killed in the last two weeks of violence has now climbed to six the israeli police brought in reinforcements particularly around the old city. many of the arab east jerusalem neighborhoods were closed off and at the same time roadblocks in and out of the west bank will reinforce we're hearing from the israeli security officials that they will a harsh response to anyone who throws rocks or stones at the israeli police 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 that israel returns to the way the status quo was before that incident the latest measures are that only people over the age of fifty to come and pray here i'm talking specifically men women of all ages are allowed some of the entrances to the mosque are still closed because of these measures the mood on the ground is still tense there is a lot of frustration amongst palestinians that i've been talking to some of even stated that if israel doesn't remove these last remaining restrictions they will be
a third intifada or a third palestinian uprising but outside the temple mount compound the mood is jubilant people have been throwing sweets and chocolate saying that this battle for access has been won by the palestinians. jerusalem. news and stories of an hour and more so for now for me for good morning from moscow . for a very rough furthur a new sort of providing notes. you have to fight to be able to them. it was gunshot on top of them and so very fresh they were happening and there may have been even. going back up. you know i don't want to see here but a body in the children is ready to participate in the good. old to live wouldn't.
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