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the. russian prosecutor general's apparently considering the option of registering in the us media outlets is quote unwelcome here in russia. as u.s. authorities put on precedented pressure on this channel r.t. according to the network's chief over claims are channel influenced the presidential election all that to come out ahead to the next thirty minutes the spanish government chief in catalonia apologizes for the violence exerted by riot police on referendum day and that breakaway region has divisions within the country intends.
choosing us my name's kevin zero in this is r.t. international of the top story this one russia's prosecutor general is reportedly mulling over the option of recognizing some u.s. media channels as unwelcome here in russia that news being considered as a retaliatory measure to a campaign against r.t. in the u.s. right now well it's been going on for a while of the chief says he is under unprecedented pressure in america she believes draconian measures being used to target this network and not just the networks employees also those people linked to us to the campaign against our t's been based on claims that our channel influenced the twenty sixteen us election although no concrete evidence has ever been given or show how ranking officials nonetheless in washington continue to make those allegations. the r.t.s. on twitter were almost uniformly anti clinton and those i think you look at them
and you have to conclude now there was a clear design in these ads so that's one congressman's opinion yet on the same day the senate intelligence committee probing alleged russian meddling the complete opposite there's no way that you can look at that and say that that was to help the right side of the ideological chart and and. not the left or vice versa or they were indiscriminate it seems that the overall theme of the russian. involvement in the u.s. looks create chaos at every level all of this is just the latest segment of the russians did it saga where now all attention seems to have shifted to our channel and its social media ads well it's no secret that r.t. does advertise on twitter and other platforms just like most other media outlets the little blue bird sang a song of russian meddling last week and a report the disclosed how much we spend on ads the sum was two hundred seventy five thousand dollars but i need to consider a move to me consideration. when all the candidates spend about one billion dollars
to make it look as if we've done something obscure shady legal summers that are nonsense contacted us with their pros who are. you sure it is presentational it outwards so that is how much it costs and we recently google became the latest internet giant to jump on the bandwagon when it yanked us from its premium ad service in the us without any warning whatsoever now that move is unlikely to have an adverse effect on our channels reach as we are already of the most feared news network on you tube and fact last month we hit the milestone of over five billion views nevertheless this ban only adds to the mounting pressure on the channel the. new active measures excessive reputation have been taken to games last pacific rim number and so have we three months a kind of high shirtless experience. to the point it's virtually forced to contrary
is absolutely insane with the idea that our two years out there they want to condemn it as somehow russian propaganda but the fact of the matter is whether you love your tea or hate the idea that the u.s. government can tell you what you can watch and can't watch the idea that there's a government censor or something like google in bed with the government telling you what you and or can't watch this is like something out of nine hundred eighty. for . the reaction from other. across this big story today. within the walls of the. well is the impression kevin that the kremlin has been pushed into responding in a way that it would prefer not to this comes as the russian prosecutor general's office and other state bonds are not considering the possibility of the recognized activities of some u.s. media on russian soil as undesirable these kinds of measures are certainly not the preferred choice of the russian government but it seems like they've been backed
into a corner with no other choice to make here now the obvious concerns are not only how this will impact on the already fragile relations between russia and the u.s. but also how this could impact on the freedom of the press and that's something that's also echoed by the kremlin spokes person to be true pascals we hope that the oppression against our go unnoticed by international organizations that monitor freedom of media however if our media outlets writes of further violence we weren't excluding retaliates three measures based on the principle of equality. now those comments come just one day after a working group of the federal federation council the upper house of the russian parliament held hearings to discuss the increasing pressure we've seen on russian journalists in the us and how their work is being restricted in this way now russia's foreign ministry spokesperson has said that measures against american media on russian soil are still very much on that's terrible. need that i see the russian foreign ministry can take countermeasures against journalists representing
leading outlets of countries that have restrictions on russian journalist crashing so what we still don't know at this point whether these that at the top measures will be taken if they are it would mean that channels like can the big american networks like c.n.n. and fox would then be removed from russian cable television however it would have no impact on the bureau's station here and journalists working here or the state of affairs and it would appear your own mickey thanks very much for the update there we'll continue to follow it all some of chipped in about all this is founder julian assange has weighed in slamming twitter for becoming enslaved by u.s. politics mean times on the go twitter he says that freedom of expression has suffered a decline on the social network and he will no be seeking he says on alternative platform but talk about the media again the broadcast media president trump has questioned why investigators aren't looking into u.s. news and their possible role in manipulating public opinion and false reports he
and his administration claim that they're all too familiar with the battle against fake news and the latest victim seems to be the secretary of state. tennison tried to quit but was talked out of it by allies and even vice president mike pence who had to give to us in what's described as a pep talk the vice president has never had to persuade me to remain the secretary of state because i have never considered leaving this post secretary called the president a moron and it was wrong of all those before he said it loudly enough for you. i'm just i'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that i mean this is this is what i don't understand about washington again i'm not from this place but the places i come from we don't deal with that kind of petty nonsense and it is intended didn't know nothing but divide before following to listen is rebuttal of the story president trump accused n.b.c. of low standards in reporting and that it should make
a public apology meantime c.n.n. has also been in the firing line of late over some of its reporting to member or earlier this year it had to retract a story claiming congress was investigating ties between a trump aide and russian investment fund when the aide threaten the network with a hundred million dollar lawsuit an apology was swiftly issued three journalists resigned also some c.n.n. employees were caught on camera back in june claiming that the channel runs alleged russian meddling stories simply to boost ratings but what he thinks going to happen speak to the rest of. the things that i think that that really. the point c.n.n. constantly in. russia this pressure that this is ratings by the president from the right to say. look you are which. you know you. we talked to the director of grassroots political consulting done but
all this he says he shares president trump's concern over the state of america's media right now. we have about five corporations that control our entire media apparatus people are profiting off of them and it's completely controlled and at the same time you have congress investigating and seeking regulation on free media any alternative news media coming from international sources like this channel to bloggers social media now facebook having to go troll through with physical people so many different news stories that their focus is on shouting voices of anything that's not mainstream media and it was an interesting tweet from president trump. the central government chief of catalonia has apologized for the violence carried out by riot police during last sunday's referendum for a lot less course. only one of them is there for us as we head into the weekend crucially what i was early next week but let's focus on what's what exactly did the official have to say. well kevin indeed the spanish official representative to
catalonia and rick meo did publicly apologize for the actions of spanish police on the day of the referendum of october first where images of clashes went all over the world and were deemed by its scandalous as according to council on officials over eight hundred people were injured this is what he had to say. when i see these images and more so when i know the people who have been hit pushed and even one person hospitalized i can't help but regret it and apologize on behalf of the officers that intervened. well this is certainly seen as an extension of an olive branch because this is the first public apology made on behalf of madrid by any spanish spanish official and this is been a huge bone of contention here in catalonia with a lot of people being extremely outraged at the way the police had acted now we can also tell you that on tuesday the leader of the catalan region is going to be
addressing the regional parliament here that. does also have plans to meet on monday to discuss further steps when it comes to declaring potentially declaring the independence of catalonia now this comes sort of in defiance of a ruling by the spirit of spanish constitutional court didn't decide yesterday that this kind of vote should not be taking place but of course they also did that with the referendum and that did indeed end up going ahead anyway now also on friday we did see in madrid the chief of the caps on police had to appear in court to long with another police officer and two pro independence activists on accusations of sedition which is basically rebellion against the state potentially accused of getting in the way of spanish police operating on september twentieth a protest here in town to lonia now they were released but will be reappearing in court as more evidence is provided this is certainly seen as something quite controversial because these are police officers there were just recently praised for their actions when it comes to the terrorist attacks that took place here in
barcelona and so certainly something that has been seen as quite controversial but of course you have to keep in mind that the issue of police conduct has been at the forefront of this referendum ever since you were first referendum did take place on sunday for more on that now let's go to our report. we are indeed in the small town of sun boy the lover got which is about a half hour away from barcelona where locals have come out onto the streets and to opposing protests this particular group here was a peaceful march walking through the streets hundreds of people who have come out to speak against the police brutality that has been at the forefront surrounding the events of the of tobar first referendum on independence as you can see the atmosphere is quite tense as the protesters here the ones who are against the police brutality and for the independence are being confronted by another group of protests over there you can see that there is
a police between these two groups to avoid any kind of. strabo and these two groups have come out onto the streets to really as yet another example of how high the division has been here during these last several days surrounding the referendum. was. the violent police crackdown on catalans on the day of the referendum is often at the forefront in sandboy deliberate got near barcelona equipment and supplies sent by madrid to a military base have been met with resistance the move is seen as preparation for more trouble to come as president bashar the only after what happened on the first of october last patients we can't bear to be beaten to a tower elderly people and our children to be treated badly the most the political we don't want security forces here they're preparing everything to bring repressive forces we saw how they behaved on the first of october we don't want either the
civil guard or the national police i was was. was the spanish national guard has been vilified since over eight hundred people were injured on polling day was was towns was also demonstrated against the police being there but pro unity supporters were against dependency the police about it within the last couple of police violence they did what they had to to restore law and order reporting from catalonia an associate churkin or for r.t. . meantime arriving officers were given a jubilant welcome by pro-union to supporters in parts account lonia and the two different forces in spain local and national this is nice to see at least shook hands and hugged each other after starting to get to see each other just less than
a week ago referendum day. at all. at all we spoke to a european parliament member for the council on european democratic party says spanish authorities of breached e.u. lawyer by using military force against the people of catalonia last week. we are come to be of the opinion and the treaties that explicitly say and clearly say that military power cannot use against the own population or oppression a brutal repression that i saw in with my eyes in the streets of barcelona is called proportional proportion a reparation in the mouth of the. vice president the minimum shall we i think that
it does not help today will be in unity government that i want a president i want ministers and i want to party a month's parliamentary ends with jay. so maybe they will go to jail and got them but i said put your money say in the last months i don't want to go to jail but i'm ready to go to jail eve because i will have to be loyal to the democratic mandate that their population of catalunya is giving in the last elections and in the last referendum. we all have brains parents family brothers sisters who were killed by the police when we were going to board so the disease squired shocking clore all of us because we are sure that we live in a democracy in the muck of existence so there are some things in a democratic seem to stand and this is one of the brutality of the police of the
spanish police the last sunday it is totally unacceptable. coming up couple of stories british british pharmacist pre-fund guilty of spreading terrorist propaganda among children while france is continuing to step up the anti terror measures as a six us but linked to a failed attack in paris is arrested about it. thank . you. thank.
you. thank you. this. economy is built around. washington washington. business to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done. before the break a british pharmacist has been found guilty for disseminating terrorist propaganda. among minors the cold prude. showed graphic video on his mobile phone to primary
school children london takes a closer look at the trial. well how. brainwashed these two boys of primary school aged children under the age of eleven he gave the boys sweets he showed them graphic beheading videos and told them that islamic state one bad people he asked them if they wanted to go to syria or to stay in the u.k. and they told him that they wanted to remain in the u.k. and he said that in that case he would want them to persuade others to join islamic state this man was a pharmacist in northampton shit so he's going to be sentenced today but the reality is that there are many more just like him across the country jihadist propaganda gets more clicks in the u.k. than it does anywhere else in europe and unfortunately there have been intelligence failures here in the country when it comes to stopping potentially dangerous individuals for example one of the london bridge attackers karumba but it turns out
that he appeared in a t.v. documentary called the just next door that was a year before he carried out that horrific attack when this became known the metropolitan police were forced to issue a statement saying that bart had been known to m i five but at the time there was no evidence to suggest that he had been planning an attack similar cases with the perpetrators of the manchester and the westminster attacks as well both sound a baby and halle and mr were unknown to the or thirty's so there is a sense that there needs to be a greater reference made to try and stop these individuals from being radicalized before it's too late what's hard for the authority is that in recent years the nature of the threat that they're up against has really changed so rather than trying to crack huge underground terror networks they're faced with individuals
like pharmacists like london underground workers it could be anybody who is spreading this radical ideology and hoping that somebody acts on it. thomas six suspects been arrested in an investigation into a failed bombing in an upmarket paris neighborhood an explosive device was found on saturday and at that point five suspects were arrested to the homemade bomb consisted of four gas canisters which were wired apparently to detonate by a mobile phone the explosives for by a local resident in the shop it comes as a new anti terror laws being passed through the french parliament right now and is expected to be adopted later this month covering that then with a bit more detail but this new legislation artie's charlotte dubin ski. plotz has been under a state of emergency for almost two years and dumped is about to end the catch is that essentially it becomes permanent with many of these emergency powers being
signed into law or under the new already approved by the lower house of the french parliament the police will have moved no is just such close to carry out stop and search operations to wiretap the phone and e-mail communications it will also allow the closure of places of worship suspected of inciting terrorism and placing alleged jihadi sympathizers i mean to house rats now a recent poll in france suggested that fifty seven percent of people are in favor of the law even if sixty two percent think it will lead to use that freedoms. i think this will become dangerous in the long run and why be beneficial today they say it's against terrorists tomorrow against ecological protesters and even it's just a day after tomorrow it will be against journalists they say because a pandora's box is on a space here and i think this limits freedom because to believe the whole program
is useless human rights activists say it's so gross violation of privacy even emmanuel mock or him so you've admitted that these measures do not to war against terrorism so why are they passing them maybe the regime is getting weak maybe they are anticipating social unrest maybe they just want to chase around public opinion and tell them we are doing something but what we need is from the french government to do the work thing in their work they would do to force us to question why do these terrorist attacks happen and second world with their keep happening in montreal my whole pledge to end this state of emergency by november and peace is key to him keeping about poor. mick's and while there is no doubt that this will be fun the powers the police it's unclear if it will keep on any more safety despite the sacrifice of liberty
somebody puts. us any time a new anti terror measures getting underway at one of the world's most visited tourist attractions the eiffel tower in paris we're talking it's going to be secure the ground level now by a bullet proof glass wall the counter terror measure was approved back in february after a wave of attacks in france and europe. a scramble for seats in the german election and now
a scramble for parties not to sit next to parliament's newest members we can report lawmakers in berlin and not only at odds over policies but the can't agree on a seating plan in a broader study that most employees are trying to avoid being placed near the anti migrant alternative for germany party. for.
understood the given position to. his thirty minute news update don't get check it out don't converse so much more as well we don't have time to bring you here he read about a meteor that flowed over china and also a really tragic story from russia were a train crushed head on into a bus killing sixteen just a couple of stories that a day. americans are constantly warned about the threat of terrorism terrorism is very real and very deadly however terrorism is not the primary killer in america american song the gun debate is important but why is america so.
a violent. crisis in spain with potential wider consequences for the european union . where to go from here and how can the european community help well i asked the former head of the council of europe walter. stubborn kind of drive for independence has been met with a heavy spanish crackdown people fired out interest it was kind of a poor. hard line resolved how should the european union react to the crisis in a peaceful way i would be found after the clashes with passion in the region and an all time high and brussels helped hammer out as solution while to shrimper welcome to the show it's good to have you on our program now you where at the helm of the council of europe and very vocal in your support for e.u. unity but at the moment the continent has its problems.