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unprecedented pressure that might force you from the united states. despite a senate committee concluding presidential election results were not affected by any outside interference. president trump called on senators to look closely america's news outlets. i. spain's constitutional court. parliamentary session where the regional government promised to proclaim independence. of the south the french president in the spotlight again this time
for allegedly insulting the country's working class. a struggling company. live with me down the hawkins road welcome to the program. is facing unprecedented pressure in the united states with intimidating not only employees but even those cooperating with the network this was revealed he's editor in chief. she was speaking at a parliamentary committee meeting. and you don't know ram until recently no active measures except those targeting our reputation have been taken against us in the u.s. pacific nowhere else have we ever experienced the kind of pressure that we experience today in the us to the point eventually being forced out of the country ever since
the first allegations of fresh interference in the us election emerged last year this channel has found itself under mounting pressure back in january the u.s. intelligence community presented their report into alleged russian meddling the report devoted seven pages to artsy and its supposed influence on the public discourse that using this shadow of being as a crime in propaganda to however no concrete evidence was or has been given in september the us justice department contacted r.t. america does not supply demand thing as a foreign agent in the us a law that was drafted in back in the thirty's and was actually aim to prevent the spread of nazi propaganda this measure could potentially obstruct artie's work with a visit we can be asked to publish all data are now employee salaries telephone numbers and addresses we can be obliged to report every interaction we have with anyone we interview how the interviews are conducted and its contents so potentially that would mean that he will have some hard times getting any of the
u.s. officials and the u.s. experts for for the interviews and the russian foreign ministry says the measure if taken with minutes apart from the us own freedom of speech principles so. it's a blatant violation of u.s. domestic law and freedom of speech it's not only the freedom of speech that the us proclaims that's been violated it's the very principles that the us is actively exporting it is the foundation of american foreign policy in some places they force it some places they recommend it in others they try to embedded with every means possible those principles that they blatantly violate inside their own country are directed solely against one russian channel the men. spokes person also said that russia might even consider taking seats for tat measures equivalent response to the us media working in russian. the russian foreign ministry can take countermeasures against journalists representing media outlets of countries that have restrictions on russian journalists social media companies that cooperated with us have also
faced pressure happened now it looks like the tech media giants are also joining in this complaint against artsy a few weeks ago tweets a featured art scene in support of the u.s. congress on the russian exhibit is on the platform among various boards and trolls most surprisingly it disclosed confidential details about the amounts of money these shared all spend some advertising on the platform which would be over two hundred solvent dollars actually which of course is hardly enough to sway the election compared to the millions and millions of dollars the main candidates spent on their complaints about but mostly they make it look as if we've done something obscure shady. which is of course utter nonsense twitter contacted us with their proposal before the election they showed us the presentation of the outfits told us how much it would cost and we agreed because like the list is getting longer and longer every day but who is the latest to jump on the anti our team bandwagon latest of the tech giants turning up on. google according to the media reports google is removing it from its u.s.
advertising package on what of its major platforms you tube that would potentially mean that's artsy would be out of the you tube's least of most popular channels it's all face to the market says and here's the reaction from marty's deputy editor in chief r.t. has been google's premium partner since twenty ten and accredited to an official status of the most watched t.v. news network in need it is absolutely unacceptable that while there were no notifications of venue policy changes sent to r.t.e. says internal info appears to have be leaked to the us media by google so if that is no longer included in google's preferred advertising least in the us won't likely concern the channel too much currently and already the world's biggest news network on you tube last month i'll smash the five billion jews mark on the website so the main intrigue now is if we'll see any actions from the russian government after that today's hearing of the federation council. now following the investigation the us president wondering why the senate intelligence committee
isn't looking into his own country's news outlets which according to trump are providing too much fake news. donald trump's victory was investigated as well the committee said the voting in the twenty sixteen election was not affected by alleged russian meddling however the senators did allege that russia used social media platforms as a tool to influence voters earlier three internet companies were summoned to work with the senate to help but whether these ads were generated by foreign entities. we think it's important. that the three companies that we've invited google twitter and facebook will appear in a public hearing so that americans can begin to hear both about how we're going to protect i would argue three areas one making sure that if you see an ad that appears on the social media site then americans can know whether the source of that ad was generated by foreign entities. or patrick getting so in the executive
editor of twenty first century wired dot com says the latest move by google against r.t. sets an alarming president. this is very dangerous because this is now government and corporations colluding to decide what information the public is allowed to see and what information it's not allowed to have so only the official version of information gets to be seen gets to be distributed in the marketplace of ideas but let me just say the official version of russia gate since last year the result of that is it helps to drive increased military spending in an increasingly aggressive posture against russia particularly on the eastern european front and also confrontations in places like the middle east ok so that's the result of official only information. over to spain where the constitutional court has
suspended a castle on parliamentary session set for monday where the regional government promised to proclaim independence meanwhile independence activists have now been mobilizing in both boss alone and madrid unnecessary following events there. spain is basically gripped by this crisis of trying to figure out its own future following the referendum of october first that saw ninety percent of the people who came out to vote vote in favor of getting out of spain and the latest that we know is that the caps one leader has said that institutions of cap's lonia will be following up on the results of this referendum now according to reports we're hearing that banks in france monier are potentially considering relocating their headquarters including bankers sub-zero according to reports its board members have been meeting or are meeting to discuss contingency plans as well as a bank in catalonia also discussing similar plans obviously all of this because of
if catalonia does end up leaving speed it will also be leaving the european union and banks obviously wouldn't want to proceed with business as usual now in the meantime in strasbourg top e.u. officials have been meeting to discuss the situation in catalonia dees after the referendum on rubbles and what was interesting to see there is top e.u. officials basically saying that the use of force is ok under the circumstances take a listen it is of course any government to uphold the rule of rule and this sometimes does require. police statements are especially interesting given that council on leaders have said that over the hundred people were injured on the day of the referendum images of police cracking down on polling stations taking away the voting ballots driving around voters using rubber bullets and really these images being described as scandalous by observers here and
throughout the world. because only now has several options regarding its future let's take a look at some of them one would be the opening of a dialogue with the e.u. and spanish authorities to mediate the crisis that's been soured by madrid's attempts to disrupt the referendum however the council and president says spain hasn't responded positively to the idea of talks but these number of what we have never received any positive response from the state to any of the proposals of mediation that we have of the table at the moment that spain's prime minister has so far as jack said negotiations once again stressing that madrid sees the vote as illegal meanwhile overnight protests in the capital small crowds calling for national unity and the central government not the talks with the new.
i was. really interesting in these objectives for us it's very important. that national community is what is happening in qatar lonelier and also and we are making calls here in order to receive some international support. in the process of negotiating with a. percentage of government with the first option currently doubtful catalonia now may well look at other options as well that could include its regional government going ahead with declaring independence and that could happen as early as next monday. if they're out of the ninety eight hour an extraordinary meeting will take place next monday ninth of october it's a debate to make an imagination of the results of the referendum in other words to
declare the independence of catalonia couple who was once an independent country twenty years ago if you stop watching not only have you been into the course of reporting already so i don't see what but i don't reject the concerned a bit i think uploading and shooting the potential with those who live many other parts of you watching with interest as to what is clued you but i think we have to look at a couple of you know its own merits given all that is happening. deserve a start think every place is different but it looks a couple only is on that we do independents and it will certainly be coded for many others of course you know. now perhaps the worst scenario for catalonia would be madrid taking back power from the regional government under the spanish constitution the central government could suspend the north eastern regions autonomy entirely seen as a last resort but the spanish justice minister has confirmed that spain could do it that if catalonia the clouds its independence next week international affairs consultant lowed vanno says spain needs to tread very carefully. in december they
would search in step and then they would then they really exclude themselves from membership or if the e.u. would accept such as you duration that is the and for the new. as a as an international organization we can never accept that the e.u. member state uses the army against its own people we should also not forget that the reason and the circumstances that spain spain the game. being was among other things too and in the date issue such a scenario would be a catastrophe for the strain to call it alone you know obviously and for the european union absolutely. a saw france as working class see president micron as a leader for the rich and his latest comments are doing anything to help him it's will have more details on that off the bridge.
a failure coming to the shores of america. welcome back to the program the french president has found himself in the media spotlight again for all of the reasons this time has some strong words for the country's working class while visiting a struggling company. there are some who'd be better off seeing if they could get the job done rather than stirring up some have got the qualifications to do it and it's not that far for them to go home was visiting that training center in central france on wednesday when he was basically outside there was a protest taking place by the g s n and what workers and it's thought that he was aiming his comments at these workers who have been under threat of redundancy now
for around ten months and basically he said that instead of protesting they should perhaps be out looking for work albeit in far fruity language. is not the first time that mr mark corners called the controversy over some of his comments some people saying that he's basically sort of said very bad things about the working class showing contempt for them he's previously talked about illiterate people and people who use the bus to travel to work and he's also said that he wouldn't yield to lazy people in response to the protests that came over his
controversial labor reforms here in france basically he's called the working class slackers i will not yield in any way not just workers not to cynics not to the extremists there's been huge criticism from the opposition parties in france people saying that mr marquand doesn't know what it means to work and that mr marquand should watch his language and have much more respect from the people it also comes amidst other criticism that mr markham is a president for the rich he recently unveiled his government's first budget in in that but. it many people saying that he has become the reverse robin hood as in that he's taking money away from the poor and he's actually giving it to the rich and this incident on wednesday outside that training center in central france sparked again scuffles between the police and protesters these protesters from g.s. and and from some of the trade industry unions here in france just unhappy about
the fact that all they want to do is to speak to their president about the future of their jobs about the future of their security for them and their family these workers around two hundred eighty have been under threat of redundancy now for around ten months and as we know from previously speaking with them they are just at the end of their tether and willing to do anything to gain the attention to try and save their jobs. our president vladimir putin has welcomed king solomon of saudi arabia to the kremlin on his first official visit to russia the trip of seen by many as an unexpected shift in riyadh foreign policy as the country remains a strong u.s. ally we also heard from the russian and saudi foreign ministers who held a news briefing at the kremlin franco is across the story. the question is does the visit of king solomon signal a shift in the saudi foreign policy well it could be too early to use the word shift but see for yourself as the two foreign ministers were busy shedding the
lights on the historic talks details they kept using the words common ground seeing eye to eye about almost everything you may argue that it's impossible to iran and damascus are still friends for moscow force for riyadh and also the gulf kingdom backs the syrian rebels but pay your attention after the talks on the highest possible level saudi arabia says that it supports the syria peace talks and asked to now that are mediated by turkey and iran and in the meantime. praises saudi arabia for its efforts to unite the opposition and syria and what we hear next from the saudi top diplomat is that new horizons in cooperation between saudi arabia and russia have been opened ones that we had never seen before that brings us to the deals and the big bucks it has been put on paper that there will be
several billion bucks and invested in the energy and high tech sectors one of the most important is a memorandum for the sales and the production of arms we have heard reports that saudi arabia has made a decision to buy the s forty that is russian made state of the art missile defense system and we haven't had the official confirmation for that agreement but it could be worth three billion u.s. dollars not to mention the many smaller agreements on a variety of things ranging from cooperation and joint space exploration and also collage of machine guns being produced and saudi arabia so the two countries could be a step away from becoming a true strategic partners or maybe it's even fair to say that they've already become such partners after the meeting between king saul mon and vladimir putin.
well for more on this let's go to international all economist dr drew joining us on r.t. so good to have you with us today this visit was obviously in the planning by the foreign ministries of both countries but it may have been a surprise to many who don't follow international politics i mean what does this visit really mean for the future of saudi russian relations. it is an extremely important visit because it is the first visit by is saudi monarchs is the establishments of the kingdom of saudi arabia and nine hundred thirty two you must realize that saudi arabia and russia are the only two producing countries which can flood or start of the global oil market and therefore they have a great influence on the global economy and the price of oil how over the course of
preparation between saudi arabia and russia could support be oil price to start with and maybe they may be agreeing to extend the production costs for a further three months maybe it has the end of the president putin has already indicated that that could be the key is so here we can see all sorts. of rise in the importance of russia in middle east then and global affairs and that a beautician and of course such cooperation between saudi arabia and russia could be a positive or could lead flecked positively on the conflict is syria although saudi arabia and russia out of a pleasant side and you called it a shim between them could come to the situation and google is they could reach eventually a break in the deadlock and bring peace to syria but will just get back to syria
little later but let's talk economics and oil for now i mean last time russia and saudi arabia got together got together the opec meeting oil prices they stabilize they rose in the long term as well could we see that happen today how significant is this meeting in particular for the oil sector. it is extremely important because as i said saudi arabia and russia out of the biggest oil producers they their agony man has engineered the introduction of the production cuts now their cooperation could help stem the production cuts and thus out of the oil price in coming months the only prize has failed so far to break through the important sixty dollars betty had and there are many reasons for that but i think agreement between saudi arabia and russia to extend the production cuts could
enable the price to break through the sixty dollars. level in the before the end of the let's go back to syria and geopolitics a bit here dr because we have to be on a saudi arabian russia having been the best of friends of the saudi arabia as a u.s. ally they support very different sides in the syrian conflict there's been criticism of both sides here this visit has been labeled very controversial by many . a saudi monarch responsible for many terrible human rights abuses in their country as well was this was it really all about i mean do you think they'll be able to set those differences aside and prove those critics wrong. well as you as you realize saudi area is on the opposite side from brusha saudi arabia supports the opposition russia supports the regime of bashar an asset of syria and annie friendly it is growing friendly relations between saudi arabia and russia
will reflect positively in the situation in. syria and of course the mum but of that there is a huge geopolitical shift by saudi arabia in trying to establish good relations with russia it is trying to not put all their eggs in one basket they are trying to diversify not only economy equally but politically and that's why they. as a brochure russia to establish relations with them as a counterbalance to the vatican presence completely and not only that but by the fact that there is some coolness in the relations between the saudi arabia and the united states and our store economist dr solomon thanks for
joining us here on out here as usual. thank you a lot soulful me for the cell back a couple next hour with more headlines from around the world do you stay tuned what's in our teens and. it's taken these children's hopes. now threatens to take their future. the volcano here could erupt again at any time. most people have a strong choice. live in poverty. what's going to. put some following a different. thing
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