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president. restrictions as. he was reluctant to approve. i favor tough measures to punish and deter aggression and the stupid lies in behavior by iran north korea and russia this legislation is significant you fool it's haste to post this legislation the congress included a number of clearly i'm constitutional provisions a number of provisions purports to displace the president's exclusive constitutional authority and those comments live a lot of questions and the way the president states that even though he stands the
legislation as unconstitutional he signed off on it as president trump swore an oath to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states but he seems to be openly doing the opposite upon approving the thanks that this bill of course is it is a terrible bill. it benefits the people of no contrary not the united states not germany not all three or in a way not russia not syria not not any of the people is the constitutional crisis our government is set up to where there are three branches that constantly struggle one against the other. so that in itself is not totally unexpected but i do believe that these side shows are out of heaping with the traditions of the united states and how our government functions but what looks like a constitutional crisis brewing in the u.s.
that is not the only problem trump is facing sanctions that hit russia's energy and defense sector are infuriating america's partners in europe those who work with moscow and those areas so these sanctions seem to be leaving hardly anyone happy trumps being forced to go against its constitutional police u.s. relations take a further hit america's closest european allies go on the defensive to counter what they see as measures potentially in violation of international. statement i made with the president claiming that he can make far better deals with foreign countries than congress but with measures being passed he may be prevented from doing just that. washington d.c. one way congress can check trump's deal making potential is by stopping him from lifting sanctions the new law requires the president to obtain congressional approval for any such move moscow says the new sanctions derail any possible progress in already poor relations between the u.s. and russia. the russian reaction. so when it comes to the hopes that
russia u.s. ties could go back on track it looks like we have reached the end of the line here at least judging by the three points that were made by the russian prime minister dmitri medvedev and his latest facebook post the rhetoric says that all the first point made by dmitri medvedev is that they are absolutely no more hopes that the new u.s. administration can do anything to restore the relations the second point that mr medvedev is making is that washington has begun a fully fledged trade war against russia and finally point number three he is saying that the donald trump administration has shown complete impotence and simply lost in the way it has been dealing with a congress simply lost to the u.s. establishment when the u.s. congress initially approved a new round of sanctions even without the signature by donald trump moscow already
head back we know that more than seven hundred fifty american diplomats will have to leave moscow and also in retaliation to similar measures by the u.s. government american diplomatic property in moscow has been seized but perhaps new measures could still be following and that warning has already been received you can read through the latest statement by the russian foreign ministry but if you look at the effects of all that i guess it is fair to say even in a historic perspective when donald trump replaced barak obama in the white house the u.s. russia relations never really got off that rocky road but yes there have been some moments when all of donald trump brought some hopes we've seen some moments when there was light at the end of the tunnel we remember the rex tillerson visits to
moscow then of course the many phone congress. between donald trump and vladimir putin and finally they're face to face meeting in a hamburg of course that resulted in the syria cease fire agreement buds with the latest developments with that donald trump signature and with the very strong response that we saw from the russian prime minister dmitry medvedev it looks like at the end of the day things are getting pretty bad the former u.s. congressman former presidential candidate ron paul believes the new sanctions are a big mistake and all players a long run this benefit is i don't think it benefits america certainly doesn't benefit you know peace in the world between europe and russia so i think it's a terrible thing to have the house but there are some those who koch qualified to be purpose appends in the deep state they are determined they are determined almost obsessed with making sure that there is no friendship between the united states and
russia between putin and trump i think that is tragic you know even when the russian the soviet union existed we actually were quite willing you know when necessary to talk and work out some problem but one project the new sanctions target the north stream two pipeline this is due to start pumping gas from russia to europe in twenty nineteen it is regarded by europe as key to its energy needs moreover european have invested some nine point five billion euros in this project now the new sanctions are regarded by some in europe as an intrusion into internal and some european officials furious peter all of a husband. these were never anticipated to be popular sanctions and well the bill being signed is proved exactly that extremely unpopular amongst the upper echelons
here in europe because the simple thing is if you target russia's energy sector then ultimately you're going to end up targeting those businesses that deal with the russian energy sector and supply in important some cases a lot of that energy from russia he it to the european union and we purge from senior figures in the e.u. saying that if this happens and interests are targeted there will be repercussions we will defend ourselves against an american first industrial policy masquerading as sanctions in any case the law stipulates the u.s. holding preliminary consultations with us europeans before this can happen we understand that the sanctions were softened somewhat before they went through congress but they haven't been softened and nuff for senior opinion figures young claude younger the e.u. commission president saying that it's if there was any any impact on european businesses that there would be a response within days now what type of response is still unknown at the nuclear
option could be the one not many people would want to go down would be the implementation of sanctions by the european union on the united states or on u.s. interests but a lot of this comes down to gas and energy supply and the amount that europe relies on russia for that of course it's also raised questions over the reasoning behind these particular sanctions because one of the alternate main supply is could of course be imports of u.s. gas. business leaders and officials have also voiced disapproval over what's being perceived as washington ignoring europe's economic interests. it's not excluded 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 is
a very negative form. especially for the energy sector because under sanctions under the threat of strings and especially energy pipeline exports from russia. you know a new study into which country people fear the most found an answer that might surprise some researchers surveyed forty two thousand people across thirty eight countries but as the story. the world is a frightening place disasters wars terror and paul the t. make us a fearful people but fear can be measured who would you say people are most afraid of the usual suspects.
who chaney but no none of the people in the thirty eight countries that polled feel most threatened by the united states this is pew research one of the most respected pollsters in the world doesn't seem to know it's doesn't seem that stable at the moment if it's so words to the eye to understand why they perceive the united states as threats well i guess this has to do with the tone of our political change and that doesn't surprise me it's very disturbing it's concerning it's scary sort of our image now sort of a lot lot more anger towards us and within us i mean i guess that makes me feel better meaning that we have a strong military someone said it's better to be here than love so it's an old story big bad america big bad russia china we've heard all before what's striking here is that it isn't america's enemies that increasingly
view it as a chief threat it's washington's friends canadians for example now see the united states as more of a threat than either russia or china that is outright animosity within nato and among allies turkey south korea japan spain greece and germany view washington as the most threatening state in the world that's as many. seventy two percent of respondents how's that for friends in europe you have. at least some understanding of the united states behaves in the world that you do not have in the united states you have germany now opposing u.s. sanctions on russia you have the public you know this is not the german government this is the german public this is not the swedish government this is the swedish public so you have people who are opposed to war opposed to militarism opposed to
nato expansion of those two u.s. bases in germany expressing their viewpoint and that's you know not typically in news in europe and especially not in the united states you know you could say that over the last four years trump and obama helped make america great again or at least a great threat. one of the countries that views the u.s. as a major threat is turkey a comes amid a rile between the two nato allies with the pentagon recently slamming ankara's recent decision to buy a russian air defense system rather than opting for a nato technology orton says the russian equipment could be incompatible with other systems used by the military alliance generally speaking it's a good idea for allies to buy into operable equipment with any ally with any partner with whom we intend operate we want them to buy things invest in things
that will further invest in our lines. russia has four hundred surface to air system was designed to shoot down enemy missiles can be ready within three minutes and has a maximum altitude of around thirty kilometers with a range of about four hundred. talking he says it had tried to purchase similar systems from washington but the u.s. refused and that's why ankara switched business partners. upon me why should this be a concern each country should take certain measures to ensure its security which of the side to ensure these measures takes the necessary steps how many times has we talked with america but it did not work out so like it or not we began to make plans about the s four hundred our interest department's a negotiating and this step will be taking another thorn in us took us relations is the turkish media's attacks on u.s. special envoy brett mcgurk he's being criticized for promoting the military
partnership between america and the syrian kurds something ankara has repeatedly condemned our guest told us that the recent turkish american confrontation signifies a new stage in the nato allies ties. create definitively in the wrong ground a big confrontation between turkey and united states or from mica the problem for turkey is that turkey is one of the most important. military allies of nato and the second biggest army is still in turkey of the united states of america and i think . that's wrong. to see it is now trying to play russia. the united states of america and because the balance of power for this type of bad attitude towards america and american policies will be not as usual as before a quarter past the hour here in the russian capital
a new deescalation zone has just come into effect in syria i will discuss the details after a very short. one else seemed wrong. but i. just don't. get to shape out just to come out. and it. equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. you can't import health care from china it's all very local. case of. price gouging by monopolists in america and as
a result. life expectancy is falling childbirth increasing because of these monopolies and the lack of competition. for joining us on this thursday morning here in moscow on. to syria now where a new deescalation zone is about to come into force that's according to russia's defense ministry. but let's not go it was according to the agreement today on the third of august starting from midday local time moderate opposition forces as well as government troops will cease fire from all types of weapons. by daniel hawkins are joining us live with more on this a new deescalation zona down what does it mean i suppose for syria in general will
read this latest the escalation zone come as a result of course of intense talks in both. the war for deescalation stablished in total two of them are active already this is the next one to be put in place the area encompassing the zones has around one hundred forty thousand people living there eighty seven towns and villages now as usual both. are exempt from any cease fire these have been internationally recognized terror organizations for quite some time and now one of the first times both pro and anti government forces will put on a united front to expel these terror organizations from the ceasefire zone is this is what general to say. what is this different than to go down this according to the agreement the moderate opposition assumes responsibility for pushing eisel and it's out of the areas it controls. now he also mentioned the role of the russian
military or more specifically russian military police has to play in the zone as they'll take on the role of observers making sure that the ceasefire is holding they will control civil crossings and checkpoints separate any warring factions that also have a humanitarian role they'll be responsible for implementing the delivery of humanitarian aid of evacuating wounded civilians these civilians by the way will have full access to russian field hospitals where they can get treatment now the opposition has also agreed to open the road between homes and how might that some main road which was previously proved a stumbling block in previous cease fire talks with this zone coming into force today that brings. total of two thousand and ninety five towns and villages over the course of these at the escalation zones and of course pending the successful implementation of holding this one we will wait the opening of the fourth zone as well in what general kind of describes as russia's efforts to restore peace to
syria of course where the conflict is our going on for nigh on six years. holcomb's thank you. a journalist who worked with arabic became one of the latest casualties of the war in syria. died last week in charlayne near the homs province while filming a story on the syrian army's operations against islamic state they can bring you his final report and a testimony over dedication to shutting light on the horrors of war as told by his camera but was also caught up in the crossfire. when you see this ridge on the left the big one this round see it it means we're filming. oh. oh oh oh oh we came to the eastern countryside of homeschool beggarly a with the army it was
a place of direct confrontation with i still as we arrived the army was ordered to deal with the terrorist forces facing us the first show hit i still fight is then another one was fired shortly after the second show a north really sure whether i was still fired a missile. but it was quite accurate a group of people was there and the brigadier who was killed and the driver who was with us and is still in hospital was critically wounded we tried to do our best to help each other by all means and those who were not injured took us in pickup trucks to an ambulance on the road we didn't exactly know what happened at that college was good we were praying for him not to die hoping his injuries weren't serious. i had known him for a long time but it felt as if i knew him for more than ten years and his personality he was gallant and courageous he had many plans and desperation for the future he wants to do something for his country. the pentagon has denied
allegations that he knew about the torture killings carried out by elite cameroonian forces known as the rapid intervention battalion or b i e r at a military base where u.s. troops are conducting training. explains. according to amnesty international it's pretty clear that the african nation of cameroon is not a human rights paradise reports published in twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen highlighted how cameroon's authours g.'s and security forces often fail to respect obligations committing human rights violations including with arbitrary arrests incommunicado detention torture and deaths in custody these atrocities are taking place at a military base that's being used by u.s. troops i saw white men inside many times and i heard them talking in english i think they were americans everyone said they were americans and we knew american soldiers stuck material inside iraq usa has over three hundred military personnel
in the country to help in the fight against the bulk of terrorist groups but it's what's going on at the military base where some of them are present that's raising alarm bells b.o.r. agents are asked me to confess that i was noms smuggler but i denied it while still tied up my head was forced into a barrel of water while i was in this position they beat the soles of my feet one after the other they would hit me we were tortured like this for a week and we ended up understanding that we had to tell them that we were arm smugglers in order not to die so that's what we did. the guards came with be our soldiers to ask me questions about where the new book i said i didn't that beat me for five days tied up like a good my arms and features strained behind my back but the u.s. african command says it's never heard any such reports to date u.s. africa command has not received any reports of human rights abuses by cameroonian forces at either of these locations. perhaps she needs to have a chat with
a certain state department. security forces committed numerous unlawful killings they engaged in tool show beatings and other abuses particularly of detainees and prisoners. maybe the u.s. african command just doesn't trust the big wigs back home when we're seeing that we're talking specifically about a u.s. service member reporting up their chain of command not about external reports if there is a vital interest for the u.s. military to protect the country there's a tendency not to emphasize human rights violations and those particular state cameroon does have oil and it is willing to work with the u.s. or various joint military operations so in that regard the u.s. does have a interests in developments in terms of when information is inconvenient and often gets ignored so is it any surprise that when there are reports of u.s.
allies who are violating human rights washington seems to look the other way. r.t. new york. hotels in the greek city of money are asking britons to keep calm and stay away a tourist hot spot has become a favorite among young brits hoping to have some a supervised fun far away from home but the resort town is now turning away some ten thousand u.k. bookings in a bid to shed its infamous wild partying reputation. right on the counter.
that area of the eye in my ear for example in the areas around my famous for their night like this this tradition of having the pub cool spilling out to drinking getting very very drunk i have seen that happen for the last at least fifteen yes it's a long time but there is a limit to how much. aggression all people being out of hand all getting drunk will let me so much you can actually afford. to take in as a reason as individual i think that this should eventually stall. well thanks for joining us so far here on r.t.
international today more of your world headlines in about half an hour's time but before that it will be the kaiser report. that will be selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings you to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. that you talk to try to tell you that because of the public life. doesn't tell. me a long. walk.
max kaiser this is the kaiser report one is a monopoly not a been up place certainly have played monopoly who want to be awfully still active are there any rules against it so we view wherry of monopolies forming who's on what side of this debate who should care let's talk to states. actually while we've
been here in nevada o.j. simpson was released parole and you talked about when us monopoly not monopoly and things i think of the monopoly game and somebody came up with that idea i think it was you actually to come up with jail coin that o.j. simpson jail and that's a get out of jail free card to matter what despicable act you may have got he should work with eric holder maybe get you know a deferred prosecution coin deferred prosecution token sort of thing well yeah my idea was that o.j. simpson should launch an i c o called juice coin so distant to mediates murder and homicide and larceny that kind of a play on that juice going basically for those outside of america who don't know or who are too young to remember o.j. simpson he was called the juice that was his nickname anyway. you know here you're talking about monopoly but i want to talk you know this is a theme we've been.