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venezuelan opposition calls for a nationwide day of protests as deadly clashes mar elections for a new constituent assembly. mortar fire from islamic extremists in syria kills a journalist working with. militants so driven out of stronghold in the mountains of. what used to be the terrorists in the caves. we make the shocking discovery what appeared to be prison cells will.
talk to. us to enjoy a significant increase in their share prices as president. secretary. morning on monday here in moscow watching r.t. international a very warm welcome to you. venezuela's electoral council says the turnout in sunday's vote for a new constituent assembly was more than forty percent the election deadly wave of violence across the country.
i i. i. an explosion on a street in caracas entered a number of people among them seven police officers also six people were wounded when a grenade was thrown into a polling station the opposition is calling for more protests as it regards the election as illegal. if you know the ball again we know if we don't have
a republic we have nothing we may have a home food we can start a family raise children die so there's no need if we don't have a republic that's why we went to vote. this is a legal no one asked the people where they wanted or not i don't think you know you know people are tired of they can ask the government to fix the things that should be fixed but basically we need peace. president nicolas maduro to called on venezuelans to throw their support behind the new assembly which will be formed after sunday's vote it will be tasked with a rewriting the constitution and will have the power to dissolve the current parliament the opposition has defied a ban on public protests and denounced the election as a power grab by the president.
i. i. with us the e.u. and several latin american countries are argentina brazil colombia and mexico have already rejected the election results commentators we spoke to say outside states should mind their own business the past every nice day. election day. the people goes to the side that are more nothing. can stop the will of the venezuelan people to go and to exercise their will and to apply the democracy the opposition to choose to be out and to accept to be out of this of this procedure what we have to wait. agenda of the opposition and
if then we they will accept the result or not this is the issue right now. a journalist working with our teams our epic channel has been killed by islamic state in syria. covering a syrian army operation in homs province when his convoy came under mortar fire syrian soldier also died in the attack and three other people were injured including a cameraman. started working with our team back in april reporting on the plight of families caught up in the war he was twenty five years old.
the head all of the arabic has expressed the channel's condolences to colleagues family and friends my amana said in a statement we will support them in any way possible and we thank god for his courage and bravery a hero's highlight reporting on the plight of civilians in iraq. those who use the u.s. led coalition planes and those who give the orders to have a long think about the consequences of their actions civilians have been killed or forced to flee because of them and the infrastructure has been destroyed all civilians claim that the pretext of fighting against terrorism and extremism is used to justify the actions of the coalition. but it was no more water for irrigation as all the land is burned in record profits
and there is no harvest and if any crush did remain we were not allowed to use. it to hurt a lot of the coalition struck some schools so children don't study anymore many more civilians were injured when the coalition hit hospitals as well. and i can just say now as for that going hellish jets bombed our school so we started going there lots of civilians were killed in that airstrike as they were sheltering in fear at the time. lebanon's hezbollah fighters have recaptured the last stronghold of the al nasra terror group in the country they are also all mountains are located in eastern
lebanon or show us the map gets larger here this is the border of lebanon you can see here they also mountain rage in this region as well but at the end of the day for six years since the start of the syrian war this area right here has been a hotbed for extremists. to the newly liberated area. these are the ourselves in the east of lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah the lebanese resistance group who have defeated the al qaeda affiliate. and not so ended just a few days ago and you can still see the remnants of that with bullets and shells all strewn across the floor and we've seen burnt out vehicles on the way up here and got victory against hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by
terrorists as a base so we can go inside and have a look around. inside the cave we make the shocking discovery what appeared to be prison cells it's unclear why exactly elements were needed prison cells in this isolated area. of punishment. to prevent their own fighters fleeing in the middle of the night these are some of the weapons which was captured from japan and we've got these. rockets lots of tactical vests. and there are rocket launches. guns and all sorts of artillery which were abandoned by now so when they were defeated and they left this cave there's even a room where battle plans are drawn up where fights is received instruction and they take their seats and listen to the commanders ninety militants were killed in
that battle and those who survived many of them fled to infighting continues between different rebel groups but some of them remained and just a few kilometers away behind these mountains behind us more ominous to me many more of them decided to defect to the so-called islamic state and some of the. hezbollah commander to tell me that they're only four kilometers away from where we are now a sadly. he said lebanon. some pasta now here in moscow since donald trump took office the share price of a number of military industrial companies has increased significantly among the companies which have seen their shares rise as boeing which besides civilian aircraft has a range of military planes as well as lockheed martin a company famous for its fighter jets on missile systems and of course raytheon a major u.s. defense contractor top line defense discretionary number is six hundred three
billion dollars that's a fifty four billion dollar increase. we must also ensure that nato members meet their financial obligations and pay what they owe. hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the united states and jobs. however there are growing suspicions that the president favors those companies who supported him during his presidential campaign season with alfonso santiago takes a look. president trump has chosen raytheon executive mark aspirate to be the next u.s. army secretary now why should you care well first of all trump loves the military
industrial complex will submit a new budget to rebuild our military we will give the men and women of america's armed services the resources you need beautiful new planes and beautiful new equipment be lacking a little equipment we're going to load it up but it's not like it really needs all that love i mean look at those numbers the love is all there already second of there are a lot of the fans companies that want a slice of the pie and here comes mark asper a man who's clearly already had a taste aside from being raytheon's vice president of government relations asper also happens to be one of the main military industrial complex lobbyists in the united states and by the way the love is mutual apparently aerospace defense groups boeing and lockheed martin each donated one million dollars to trumps your ation fund now they are enjoying the fruits of working with the new administration we
have an administration that is significant and supports an international work for the domestic us in the street and that has opened several doors for us so what's wrong with this i mean everyone's happy right all the answer comes from the thirty fourth president of the united states white david eisenhower. in the councils of government we must guard guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or runs by the military industrial complex. the button job or the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. we must never let the weight of this combination in danger our liberties or democratic process let's wait and see if history really has taught us anything about misplaced power and unwarranted influence we got past this and thiago r.t. a lot of effort and says the time has come for russia to show that it will not leave us sanctions on iran said he explained moscow's response to washington's
latest restrictions in an interview. the suspicions that more than a thousand people both diplomatic and technical staff are currently working in russia seven hundred fifty five of them will have to stop their activities and that's painful. because they're not but america has taken a step to japanese u.s. russia relations and the important thing is that that step wasn't triggered by anything because this is a move to impose a legal restrictions to attempt to influence other countries including u.s. allies with cuba which are interested in developing ties with russia but would use that on the last option in the us. and on longer. we've been waiting for quite a long time so that maybe something would change for the better we had hoped that the situation would change but it looks like even if it does change then it won't be in the near future quarter i decided it is time for us to show you we will not
leave anything unanswered he's alone there will be a political. of course we have more to say that they're all spheres that we can restrict which would be painful for the united states but i think we shouldn't do that and it's only going to harm us russian relations as they are but it's also going to affect as well. also russia or the u.s. embassy to stop the use of several facilities we can show you some of them here on the program of the new sanctions against russia are expected to be signed by president. the document approved by the congress aims to target russia's lucrative energy trade with the european partners washington claims the measures are in response to alleged election meddling. by many more of your monday worldwide news headlines coming your way in just.
good to have you with us today for the program calls for independence are growing in southern germany where one in three barbarians say they're in favor of breaking free from the country and the e.u. those in favor of breaking away demand to have more representation and a bigger say over the future of. our correspondent peter all of us now explains why the cracks appear. every country i came. from and all of a set of values michael is a third generation. when it comes to the. very is too important to be a nation in its own right and a recent poll shows that one in three variance share his view.
that there's actually a very very a is a is a market it is a market a brand. on me it's a better brand than come from germany. it tastes bad smells bad. while most of the german states are simply called the states all right lol you're right learn a lot mate very good three states very it makes. no difference but it's a name it's a little different over the last couple of years but there is political focus is shifted because of the ongoing refugee crisis hundreds of thousands of migrants crossed into germany through the state leading to politicians here to challenge chancellor merkel's. policies. in our culture everyone needs to learn
german it's vital to ending a living and maintaining law and order and it should be our own law and order not that of the arab world but i like to look berkeley's i was very of the first such you already against splitting the fact there's only one fourteenth with an independent their real their manifesto to bind part time you believe it should be not a very dominating state you know we believe that everyone here should be a state which is in a peaceful way to be of those and which decides his own. economic situation its own democratic situation its own code from situation and there is not just directed towards berlin now we are ruled by balloon we are ruled from. brussels on the other hand and these people decide over the people of. we have no
influence the so called in the european parliament we have only thirteen members and very little for example greece which has less inhabitants. and i think you can move this list from the political groups which are all there maybe some support for a breakaway. varia the supreme court here in germany ruled earlier this year that any kind of referendum on the subject would be against the jews. for the time being at least. they will continue to rule over it with their. own seat. over to the united states now where the house of representatives has passed a spending bill with a whopping one point six billion dollars allocated for the construction of the walls along the mexican american border cracking down on drug smuggling was one of the focal points of the presidential campaign however some in the state of arizona
bill that's going to. catch phrase the war on. whenever they put it in front of something drugs a war on terror all that means is there is no goal there is no objective there is no end game i have a saying you want some done wrong get the government to do. critics of the approach say it will not help those people and some central american countries are simply desperate to escape the violence and. people across central america are facing harassment from most sides the gangs in cottle's work together and make life impossible so the only option is to flee people know they're risking their lives to get to america but they draw the dice then sit at home and wait to be killed every time americans tighten controls on the border that means small business where organized crime it means more death and suffering for those trying
to get across this problem will not get better until a more rational approach is found. out of ten twenty two monday morning here in moscow before we go let's have a quick look at the spectacular celebrations held in russia on sunday. powerful navy displays in the sun petersburg the venice of the north that was over the weekend well thanks for joining us here on our international you can always
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hello and welcome to crossfire all things considered i'm peter lavelle i suppose it's time to speak the obvious cold war two point zero is officially on though this cold war is different and possibly far more dangerous these are uncharted waters as the trump white house attempts to find its footing and. cross talking sanctions for sanctions i'm joined by my guests here in moscow mark sloboda he's an international affairs and security analyst we also have and were he is the president of the american university in moscow and we have blood on your goldstein he is an associate professor of slavic studies at brown university right gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means he can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it ed let me go to you first you're the greatest booster for u.s. russia relations that i've ever met in my life and you continue to do it now we have
sanctions for sanctions we have once president trump signs that means we all assume that he will he is essentially handcuffed himself when it comes to relations with russia under these sanction bill he has to go to congressional committees to move forward his agenda in russia with it which seems extremely unlikely where are we and are we in a cold war two point zero. or are you always trying to find some positive story i know you're really well known for other words reduce the terms are right it's up to the bankers so are i get my. so if you're positive for signals first of all what you want to avoid of course it's military confrontation. us with syria. positive is the u.s. stop this crazy cruise maybe.