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overriding anti russian sentiment in the u.s. congress that's the view of russia's foreign minister who met his american counterparts on the sidelines of a major security forum on sunday. also in the week's top stories president trump signs the new russia sanctions bill angering several of america's key you allies moscow says it's a declaration of a full scale trade war. the pressure is stepped up against north korea too as the u.n. security council vote unanimously for tougher sanctions on pyongyang over its missile tests and. the dictator.
the venezuelan president is also targeted by u.s. restrictions over his formation of a controversial new legislative body that will rewrite the constitution. i'm words on a lot quicker with a round up of the biggest news stories from the last seven days it's the weekly here all naughty international. top diplomat says strong anti russian sentiment in the u.s. congress has led to the latest downturn in relations between the two countries so i made the comment to meeting with his american counterpart rex tillerson on sunday the day or two to takes a closer look at the story. it was a very lengthy meeting it seemed like a very friendly meeting the two gentlemen seem like they were getting on very well lots of laughing and joking and i also need to point out it was the first face to
face meeting after new russia sanctions have been imposed so what did they talk about first well surprise surprise sanctions lover of explained why russia decided to take the action that it did following the imposing of those sanctions. he was interested in our response to the empty russia's sanctions bill that was passed in the u.s. congress we explained to him what was behind the actions that we took after long expecting that the u.s. would not choose the path of confrontation but unfortunately the resupply of attitude of american lawmakers prevented that what's interesting about this is that prior to this meeting in manila to listen has been very vocal publicly about his discontent about the new russia sanctions let's take a listen but they're actually bothered by the progress to put these structures implosion the way they do a lot of the president's nor are very happy about that we were clear that we didn't think it was going to be helpful to our efforts but that's the decision that i made
that made it very overwhelming. one of the areas that they talked about was syria they agreed that they would continue dialogue about how they can go forward with the peace process they also talked about north korea both sides opposed the missile testing and the military exercises and again they agreed to keep the dialogue open between the two countries now we can't ignore the fact that the u.s. russia relations are at an all time low as is seen by the international community at the moment so the question is will the actions come to fruition following this what seems to be a very positive meeting. journalist martin summers told us that the talks between labs are open to listen or a good sign considering the tension between moscow and washington. the fact that meetings taking place at all given the rhetoric that's been coming out of the united states over the past week or so is a positive development and there's many things about which obviously there is no
agreement and the situation has become much more tense as a result of these votes in the congress and the senate's. actions of russia that doesn't mean that some business can't be done and as we saw in the u.n. security council there was a unanimous position on north korea. which the american side wants that sort of cooperation to continue it's very disappointing that the political class in the u.s. seems have collectively lost its marbles in this way i mean they've tied the hands of their only go c.a.t.'s which you know you don't usually do that if you've got any common sense so we're now stuck in a bit of a bit of a norm pass so as we've been hearing relations between russia and the united states took another hit on wednesday as donald trump put his signature to the new sanctions bill the measures have angered a number of america's allies in europe to save their economic interests a big nort president trump himself was reluctant to sign the law saying it limit
its power to shape foreign policy. while i favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by north korea and russia this legislation is significantly flawed and its haste to pass this legislation the congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions those provisions purport 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 sees 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 thanks to this bill so it courses it is a terrible bill. benefits the people of no contrary not the united states not germany not all three or in a way not russia 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 keeping with the traditions of the united states and how our government functions but what looks like a constitutional crisis brewing in the us is not the only problem trump is facing sanctions that hit russia's energy and defense sector are in theory being america's partners in europe those who work with moscow and those areas. the sanctions passed by the u.s. congress and accepted by the us president mean that we have abandoned the concept of units foreign policy issues or other deadly connected to american economic interests to say we want to limit russian gas in the european market so that we can
sell american gas there instead this is something that we cannot accept so these sanctions seem to be leaving her. anyone happy trumps being forced to go against its constitutional beliefs america's closest european allies go on the defensive to counter what they see as a matter of potentially in violation of international law and u.s. worship elations taken for their head first there is no hope for any improvement of our relations with the new american administration second a total trade war has been declared on russia the trumpet ministration has demonstrated complete impotence of all executive power to congress in the most humiliating way when these statements from trump and it with the president claiming that he can make far better deals with foreign countries than congress but with measures such as these being passed could maybe prevent it from doing just that the deep state. and the media are very very powerful and they can put a lot of pressure on the president so they ganged up on him he went ahead and signed it i think it was more like a political thing but there are some those who cold call of fire to be participants
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 even when the russian the soviet union existed we actually were quite willing you know when necessary to talk and work out some problems but now we're moving in the other direction the new sanctions low gives congress the power to block the president from easing sanctions on moscow pull trump has branded the legislation unconstitutional breaking down what's happening in washington his. i guess no president would like to be. shoes right now times really are getting tough as they can get for the president you know being america's top man in charge but at the same tommy think of it not being able to exercise his power and even
worse being cornered into making the decisions he doesn't want to make just to keep order and as we've been hearing from the white house spokesperson who's been explaining that very signature under that sanctions bill president signed that countering america's adversaries through sanctions act congress has encroached on the power of the presidency and he signs it in the interest of national unity as we have been seeing both the democrats will that is kind of obvious but also of course the republican party which is technically trump's party teaming up against the president and giving him quite a drubbing month after month we kept a week and the criticism and the pressure has been building up what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for i worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues and a ludicrous pretend for his hate campaign this president does not care about the united states of america so in these kind of circumstances under so much pressure
it is little surprise the donald trump is giving in to the congress and you might argue that this really puts america on the brink of a constitutional crisis sweeping new sanctions against north korea to the u.s. drafted resolution or unanimously agreed on by the u.n. security council late on saturday now banned all the asian nations exports of coal of metals and seafood meaning its export revenue will be cut by about a third amounting to roughly a billion dollars a year foreign investment has also been blocked the may have comes in response to pyongyang's continued missile tests. well russia believes sanctions should be the starting point for a future dialogue with north korea the un members agree but they're all signs that washington is still considering a more direct response every military expert says there is no good military option they're wrong there is an option to destroy north korea's program and north korea
itself he's not the president trump the ability of this madman to have a missile to hit america if there's going to be a ward of stop and it will be over there if thousands die they're going to die over there and they're not going to die here in these told me that. that may be provocative but not really however america's top diplomat rex tillerson says his country would like dialogue with pyongyang at some point although one expert told us the chances of that happening all diminishing if you're thinking in terms of a dialogue no if anything that makes dialogue even less likely than before but if you're being effective for the clear and calling a collective a partition we're not going to tire a north korean population and bring about the economic collapse of north korea are going to be a factor of course unfortunately the un sanctions are thought to recall and make sure that the only increase if you like record of
a conflict or increase the tensions at the very least. authorities in venezuela say they foiled a terror attack on a military base close to the capital it comes after a group of men in military uniforms released a video of themselves announcing an uprising against president. witnesses reported hearing gunshots during the night officials thought the report the situation is now fully under control and that several people have been arrested the instant follows the inauguration of a controversial new legislative body on friday its formation which critics say will strip the opposition of power has led the u.s. to play sanctions on the president. as a result of today's sanctions all assets of the door subject to u.s. jurisdiction are frozen and u.s. persons are prohibited from dealing with him the new assembly will be tossed with rewriting the constitution and will have the power to decide if the current
parliament the opposition has defied a buyout on public protest and denounced the election as a power grab by mature police in the capital deployed to take acid and rubber bullets in clashes with furious opposition activists during the week and people are now gathering to rally against the government outside the gates of the compound which was attacked overnight. well the u.s. state department branded last week's vote illegitimate it also describes nicholas majeure his leadership as a dictatorship however when it comes to the sanctions there does seem to be one sphere that's off limits. play stations against oil i'm not going to comment on that what i will say is we will monitor all of our options it seems we all knew about this relationship. is
a dictator who disregards the will of the venezuelan people not i because he says you only for me but your feeling that there are literally destroyed on a lot of theatre that lawyer or do they mean to be the good to put them into it probably did the government. is violating its own constitution. to live in a third. pump oil into the equation and politics is brushed straight under the carpet his facts of how black gold unites them. protech a discount american states being the third largest exporter of crude to the us and numbers are growing up seven percent to around six hundred seventy thousand barrels a day but when it stopped that absolutely not the citgo petroleum corporation based in texas belongs to wait for it venezuela's state owned oil company which means the
country has access to these refineries the total capacity of about seven hundred forty nine thousand barrels per day so far the sanctions that have been a mention have been against refined venezuelan oil products and against individuals in the venezuelan government they have not been for the importation of crude the fact that they are not including crude speaks to that interdependence and the fact that us all producers and export are don't want to up the market and potentially that ten percent extraction of venice on oil could spike us gasoline prices as well so i think that that is the concern. french police have opened a terror investigation after an incident at the eiffel tower where a man attempted to force his way paul security on with a knife. the suspect reportedly shouted god is greatest in arabic as he looked to barge his way into a landmark in paris on saturday night while no one was injured the eiffel tower was
evacuated initially the instant it wasn't being treated as terrorism but now french prosecutors have begun an investigation to to the suspects reported links to radical groups france has been in a state of emergency for more than a year and a half now following the november twenty fifteen terror attacks in the capital political analyst nicolo mickiewicz told us the issue of security isn't just affecting big cities in france i think well it's possible with today's reduced circumstances and to say that the capital is safe what can you do against a lone wolf this is not the first time that we have along with attack type and terrorist don't forget a couple of months ago at the movie have the same type of attack somebody who attacked military men in the mover and we've had other cases maybe the international media is not aware in smaller towns of which the most attention nor usual and in the south of france to definitely seeing where people can ask
themselves what has happened since that terrible attacks against the better grandstand of. last time so that and i wouldn't say it's it's a safe place but again i would say that it's not easy to fight against these long rules and r.t. film crew managed to get inside the latest town liberated from i saw in syria we'll show you that report and more after this short break. make this manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the really close isn't protect them so. the fight. lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room six.
the operation to clear the last remaining terrorists is still ongoing. is the last islamic state stronghold in palm's province on thursday reports emerged the syrian government forces had surrounded islamic states on three sides the retaken town is about fifty kilometers from the border with derek zork provence which is still mostly on the ice will control. the syrian government has called on the un to end what it calls washington's matter because against its civilians the us led international coalition continues to commit massacres against innocent syrian civilians but conducting systematic as strikes those attacks contributed to the spread of chaos killing and destruction over six hundred people have been killed in u.s. led coalition airstrikes in syria and iraq over the past three years although four
hundred reports of possible civilian casualties are yet to be examined but that's all according to operation inherent to resolve own data meanwhile the u.k. based transparency group air walls estimates instead that almost five thousand people have died in coalition air bombardment since the start of the operation in may the u.s. defense secretary said such losses were inevitable. two billion casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation in syria thousands all still flaying the ravages of war plus in neighboring iraq one british aid worker described scenes of all the ghetto when she visited the liberated city of mosul political analyst patrick hennig's and says americans only see military successes only at c.b.s. not the full picture. no surprise the coalition's going to want to under play any of the sort of casualty numbers for civilians from the operations in mosul and in
iraq as well because it's political you know the whole operation against isis is political if you're in the united states it's all about the theater of what the u.s. is achieving whether it's under president obama or whether it's under president trump and everything's kind of viewed through that weird kaleidoscope in the united states and it has nothing to do with what's going on the ground a monument commemorating a russian army servicemen who sacrificed himself in a battle against islamic state in syria last year has been unveiled in the tuscany region of italy aleksandr procuring codeine while coordinating air strikes on so militants near the city of powell mayor the stand she was erected at the initiative of the italian town's mayor in a park of heroes this is what the man had to say. it's russian hero he sacrificed his life in the fight against the evil which is islamic
states and see more towards his memory while helping the russian air force hit extremist targets the twenty five year old soldier found himself surrounded by eisel find his realizing escape was impossible he ordered an airstrike on his own position lex on the road died along with the islamist militants as a result he was post humorously awarded the title of hero of the russian federation . italy's attempts to get a grip on the mike and prices have hit another setback after aid groups carrying out rescue missions in the mediterranean sea refused to sign a so-called code of conduct the new rules state police must be allowed on board rescue ships boats would be prevented from transferring refugees to other vessels insisting non-governmental organizations take migrants to italian ports themselves and phone calls or flares would be banned alleging they used to signal to people smugglers when the coast is clear italy insists the migrant rescue code is
mandatory and anyone refusing to sign it will face consequences however the medical charity doctors without borders believes it could put people in peril. goes against our mission which is to save lives it goes against this really goes against the heart we are as a medical and humanitarian. and it's not something that. the code was partially drawn up after some n.g.o.s were accused of acting as a taxi service working alongside people traffickers to get migrants into europe it's a concern has been repeatedly voiced by a group known as defend europe the anti migrant movement even crowd funded a mediterranean mission to monitor the work of the ngos. we are going to mess immigration to europe wants to stop this madness this n.g. all madness in the military and you know because everybody's just walking in the what is acting feeling you're stepping in what you're doing you're going to do is you're going to all watch the and you also and i think what they're doing there is
nothing good because they're actually a support factor and basically they are the reason for this mess migration the other recent people joining ends up making a fortune for this human trafficking rings in libya destabilizing the country i think that a future for us to go and like europe the future for europe cannot be to become a second africa. a us democratic congresswoman has gone on t.v. calling on her party to pursue the impeachment of russia's president also not what it seems though she actually got vladimir putin confused with her own country's number two that's handsomely better than trump if he were oh as one with finish we're trapped we have to go and get booked and that he's next put in our pads pit. california representative maxine waters who is known for her strict and he russia's stance you might also remember that she made a similar blunder involving president putin back in february. in is continuing
for decades the american middle class has been railroaded by washington politics. big bloody cold war it really does throw down a lot of voices that's how it is in the new culture in this country now that's where i come in. i would still i don't argue america i'll make sure you don't get railroad to go get the straight talk in the break room. or feel. about your sudden passing i've only just learnt you worry yourself in taking your last turn. up to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry suddenly i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each
breath. but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our arc and i see. he promised to never be like it's sad one does not need a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with this. speech and we know whether to. claim that mainstream media has met its make. happen tonio this is america's lawyer it seems like corporations in the united states will stop at nothing in their quest for profits one of the most notorious actions is the stripping of american consumers of their constitutional right to hold corporations accountable when they lie when they cheat and when they steal
while it may seem like a gross abuse of power businesses have been stripping american consumers of their rights for the last decade with binding arbitration clauses that they tuck into their contracts these contracts take away your right to sue a company or join a class action suit against the company and force you to go before a corporate friendly arbitration panel will most likely always rule for the corporation so that i will explain how these widespread arbitration clauses have become and what you need to know to protect yourself from these corporate thugs and later in the show i'll talk with you about an emotionally charged tory were a host and sold a reservation partly because her guest was asian so don't go anywhere america's lawyer starts now.
one of the biggest scams ever collectively pulled off by by corporate america is forced arbitration to put in its simplest terms forced arbitration eliminates a consumer's right to sue corporations. when they break the law millions of americans have agreed to this by signing arbitration clauses and contracts there in your credit card contracts your cell phone plans your car and your mortgage loans the list goes on and on as corporations are making sure that they're the ones with a legal advantage over you when they find themselves in trouble and when they do that contract you side won't allow you to file a lawsuit or participate in a class action against them for ripping you off instead you'll laugh to go before a panel of arbitrators to resolve the dispute unless you're a board member of one of these corporations and there's no way that these arbitration clauses are going to help you usually corporations pick the orbit.