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saturday worldwide news headlines live from moscow this is r.t. international thanks for joining us. a damning new report from a think tank called european values has taken aim at this child will and thousands of people who have appeared as guests on our network the institute which receives funding from the united states as well as a number of other western governments describes them as useful idiots. and i see a chart and i join my colleague neil harvey to discuss this it's a bit of a surprise for you of the r.t. bashing continues now in this particular report the issues that artie's guests are having really a dig at themselves this is a report by think tank based in the czech republic called european values report is called the kremlin's platform for useful idiots in the west an overview of artie's
editorial strategy and evidence of impact now what this report does is that neatly compile a list of basically all of our t.'s guess because it features thousands of people and it's not just you a know a. round of list not only are there seven categories in this report dividing our guests into us politicians and political figures british politicians european and other international politicians writers journalists academics and so on so seven categories and if that wasn't enough it also indicates the number of times each guest appeared on r t and links to some of the most relevant episodes it's clear that this particular think tank really worked hard at watching r t here in the u.k. in the states and all around the world he doesn't really mince words when it comes to our team gets not only is the report dubbed useful idiots but it also calls the guests naive and oblivious to our t's intentions so certainly something that is not
being too nice to people who have chosen to come and express their opinion on our network and here is why the report decided to really look into all this the purpose of this list is to identify individuals who either underwent a political agenda or indeed explicit support of it and instead names and credibility. and proxy agents of the kremlin is pretty clear we need to start. and work for. what. we need to be ashamed about a missing one the two things what have i done what have you done what have we done wrong well apart from looking at all of our guests of course this wouldn't be a proper think tank report if it didn't actually try to get our tea itself it does say that the goal is to look at the history agenda of evidence of impacts of the channel that they describe as pushing program line agenda or under the guise of
free speech and alternative journalism now not only does this report claim to be debunking certain what it calls myths about the channel such as being a reliable news source saying that it's not harmful and also goes into key points such as saying that our teams whole goal. all is to denigrate the west and our tea is rooted in the denial of truth we can say that some of the sponsors behind this piece is mostly private donors but as well as open society which is obviously a george soros foundation the european parliament the u.s. embassy in the czech republic and we do know that the author has been doing some work with the atlantic council which of course is known for certain anti russia hype so really no surprises there we'll have to wait and see what kind of reactions we see from all of those thousands of people who have been coming onto our channel to express their views. show going on the ground was given special attention in the report and we asked host afshin rattansi what he thought of the
mantra useful idiots. amazing that reports like this are actually presumably being read by politicians and hopefully your guests who still continue to appear but as regards guests the guests that they mentioned in the delineate in this report i mean does she really think and do politicians here and in the united states have learned are going to think that a young is very factors and the former first minister scott alexander the former mayor of london that they're just idiots they useful idiots of course the north and this is incredibly insulting i mean there is no. consistency here and it is at the moment we're joking about it a little but of course there is a serious side the british foreign secretary did this week of democratically accountable politicians in britain that he should decide which networks are democratically elected politicians should be allowed should be appearing on that
precedent if he apparently is doing its job according to the regulator here in britain but not according to politicians they clearly do not want certain views being expressed and given the oxygen of publicity to the british public unless i give you some of the other names you might be surprised to see on the list of useful idiots senator john mccain a vocal critic of russia he's listed among the politicians who have appeared on r.t. and in the celebrity section for instance a very well known film director rob reiner he's actually now on a part of an organization called the committee to investigate russia other politicians in the list include for example the u.s. senator and former presidential candidate bernie sanders and of course the current american president of donald trump even former first lady michelle obama got a mention as well now according to this reporter all of those people appeared on a show on this network called politicking with larry david the problem is the
famous american comedian has never had a program on r.t. politicking has always been hosted by. veteran journalist larry king that wasn't their only mistake though the think tanks there as it took guests names from show descriptions on our website which apparently lead to more confusion take boris johnson for example it claims he appeared on our t.v. news think comedy show but that show you what was his appearance so that's always someone with their finger on the right side of the international affairs. boris welcome. all we go and get a chance to fight the spanish before america and russia kill us so. he's told you prove to be. portrayed as for genuine guests that actually did appear on our channel we are some of them what they thought about the way they were described in this report.
i don't think that it's fair to say that we are simply here is russian stooges i am not anti russian but sometimes i'm quite critical of russia over syria and over the detention of political prisoners like the others i laugh in a certain way but the development is somehow trashy it gets more and more aggressive across europe the political debates and one of these games they are playing is they are destroying the reputation of politicians they don't like. you know of course everybody has their agendas but i think it has certainly not tried to constrain my expression or the expression of many other people i know i work with a network we speak our mind and we're critical of the west when it's appropriate and we're critical of russia when it's appropriate. the reality is that as a dissident voice in the u.k. the only very rarely gets any airtime in the mainstream media. is the only place
that has been providing a regular platform for what used to be dissident voices in the u.k. but now much more mainstream voices. those some just find it hard to leave the past behind seventy years ago so the start of america's so-called anti soviet or anti russian witchhunt. little. german j. parnell thomas of new jersey all forms an inquiry into possible communist penetration of the hollywood film industry. to determine if britain party members have reached the screen with the first to probably get a. little
prefers to defend the activity the problem in this nation broken physically attacking the domestic and foreign policy of the united states she may be a problem. if. they carry out the charge for the additions of. a bloodless coup engineered by russia with past the traitorous indifference of the republican party donald trump and the military apparatus of this country is about to be handed over to. war beholden to starving russia and. spain is planning to initiate the process of triggering article one fifty five on saturday and a move to suspend the cut lands a regional all told me let's cross live to our correspondent within a culture of a right now in a could be a tense day today where you all might do you know but it can be ignored out of the significance of what's being discussed now.
exactly well of the constitutional crisis in spain continues and the situation here and the region of council on yet remains to be quiet and so now we expect a cabinet meeting to be a house later today and to discuss possible measures how to seize this crisis and the spanish government has given council and leaders up until thursday to back away from proclaiming independence or to be ready to face the possibility of a direct rule coming from madrid and now we expect a cabinet meeting and we also the spanish government costs that it is thinking it is ready right now to trigger article one fifty five of the spanish constitution was for. a clear and precise response in spanish work is yes or no and we didn't get that so the requirement that supposed an initial step to begin
this procedure in article one hundred fifty five of the constitution has been motion. article one fifty five is only two short paragraphs and the nine hundred seventy eight constitution of the country now a might be applied if a regional government does not comply with the obligations of the constitution but its usage first should be approved by the spanish senate now this article has never been used before in the country's history and really this follows the recent statement made by the council and leader who once again confirmed this a suspension of the. independence now we've seen a lot of protests happening in this past week across the region of council on ian especially here in the capital city of. now tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the city after a court ordered to the detention to cancel and separatist leaders further really
ask elating the situation and this saturday here plot the consul lumia located right in the heart of barcelona we expect to see another mass protest to take place later today. thank you. in the meantime the crisis is impacting. over dollars and the prices have moved their headquarters from the region ten percent of companies have frozen their investments and eleven percent of open bank accounts outside of the region. independence activists in catalonia protesting madrid's actions by withdrawing the cash from spanish banks we heard from some of them. i came here because pro independence organizations have called us to take collective action to withdraw cash from banks i think is a fantastic idea because in a man it allows us to show the power and motivation we have as well as give us
strength without harming anyone. else what evolutionary change has not began with civil disobedience is one part is that we have to get to this point to be heard as they deal thing would be for the government to be available to hear these demands from society so we wouldn't have to get to this point. two point five million of us catamounts he wants independence so we withdrew a little money and the banks left without assets there full they will have to react to move see that they shouldn't tend their backs on us but it's spain and you are right. now quarter past the hour here in moscow thanks for joining us so far it is your saturday headlines here on out international drones knowledge to be flying in the skies above los angeles to be used by the police it's raising a lot of reassurance that story on mall and about. these gaming in a moment you say. breaking but the fact is that damaging both sides it's reality
damaging our way call needs yeah they may change the russian economy and the russian financial system and i know a lot of people who are looking for a creative ways to get better research. what politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or something want to. get to the right place this is what the three of them or people are. interested. always in the water.
good to have you with us today for your world news russia's foreign minister has stressed the importance of the iran nuclear deal so to get out for office said international security would be threatened if the u.s. scrapped the agreement on the north korea crisis could. she didn't stop it is clear that the failure of the way iran deal one of the five plus one members especially one of its most active members is essentially the leader of the group would be an alarming signal to the architecture of international security including the settlement of the nuclear issue on the korean peninsula if you want to negotiate with kim jong un and your goal is to avoid war and try to be able to have a diplomatic resolution the worst thing you can do is first threaten to destroy his country and the united nations and secondly screw around with the deal that has
already been made because the message is don't make a deal with the united states they won't keep their word last week the u.s. president announced he would decertify the deal that means the u.s. congress now has sixty days to decide whether it wants to reimpose sanctions against iran or agree on new legislation relating to the record. says he wants his country out of the nuclear agreement even though it's widely acknowledged that iran has not been in violation of the us we agreed. on the nuclear deal with. technical compliance. i'm all for agreements but that was a bad one they have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement they are not living up to the spirit of their agreement. was hammered out back in twenty fifteen
by the so-called p five plus one group consisting of russia the united states china france germany and of course iran that followed nine years of talks and was hailed as a major breakthrough the former head of the u.n. nuclear watchdog spoke exclusively to us here at this channel he told us it's important to preserve the steel. great achievement. in the security council and we have seen that before. the syrian chemical weapons. and there. are. these these. in the. future.
human rights activists. the greek authorities to improve conditions at a refugee camp in the country as winter approaches. may be left to face freezing temperatures all on their own last week a five year old girl died from cold and lack of medical support at the morea refugee camp on the boss just hours before her parents were reportedly denied extra blankets. refugee. conditions more than fifteen hundred people including children and pregnant women are living a many without any source of heating and winter temperatures drop below zero now the e.u. has pledged to give more than a billion euros to greece by twenty twenty to help to cope with the crisis over a million refugees have reached main entry point into this going on since twenty fifteen at least as the influx threatens to overstretched the country's resources
the e.u.'s response has been called into question. economic could be a challenge to governments with the increase simply can't cope with the influx i haven't got the administrative resources talking nice proper relief for refugees a bill proper cabinet the official a current of the you has a hole have not been signed off by the court who bought it as the only county the last twenty three years we know that the e.u. is very little idea about how its money is spent and that's always been true does be true before the crisis and it's tonight during the migrant crisis in the e.u. doesn't know how to manage its money. and you know a lot of the money goes into the blue to be oh chrissie and the governments of greece and italy i'm afraid i'm not renowned for the how can i put it
it minnesota efficiency or credibility. police in california are set to deploy and test drones in the skies above los angeles initiative has raised all sorts of concerns of a privacy and safety hollywood's recently making a big deal about the dangers of drone misuse. after years of heated debate the police commission of los angeles voted three to one in favor of the one year long drone program however the vote certainly caused a bit of a stir among residents of los angeles. various
protests in a show of discontent over the decision the police department union president assured the public that the new technology will be used as a tool to protect both police officers and residents. the police department chief is assured that only swat officers will be allowed to use the drones this during certain specific operations or high risk situations the technology can be applied in search and rescue activities or when looking for suspects and. spying campaign coordinator raised his concerns over this plan. time what we have seen about eighty percent of the time over the last fifty years that swat has been used for low level drug offenses or no knock warrant entries and basically we've seen people's homes being destroyed lives being destroyed as children as young as three month old being killed smoke bombs in a lot of things and then of course surveillance surveillance remains
a huge issue i mean the los angeles police department is besides being one of the most militarized police department has a massive massive architecture of human and electronic intelligence gathering so the drones fit into the must much larger apparatus and i think when we when we are looking at technology when we're looking at the uses of technology we have to really take a pause and see if it is this technology going to be enhancing the human condition is this for the benefit of health and well being of the human condition or of this technology is going to be used to terrorize to to stew stock to trey's to monitor and negatively impact. thousands of young people from all around the globe all right now in soft where the world festival of youth and students is drawing to a close the festival first held in russia in one thousand nine hundred fifty seven and now sixty years on some of those who took back then well they couldn't resist coming back and feeling the spirit of youth once again.
my name is. eighty three years old and i was of participants in the festival in moscow in one thousand nine hundred fifty seven i remember. it was the. fireworks display. of us life at that time visiting another planet. as a different era and i remember going through the streets of packed with people greeting us trucks. who are younger who are having a great time. this quota for example is taken. during the reception the streets for packed with people
in southern russia in solitary attending the ball by discussion club and our topic is us russian relations and the state of the world. and when the francis is broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight master card business to business face is set to take advantage of the quiet harry blocking technology that will cut across the middle man and tear down most borders of cross border transactions and the second fortune five hundred company to do so in just days also german carmaker being. w. has confirmed it's munich offices for the subject of an unannounced inspection by antitrust regulators and will talk about the cone zone president trump director of
the national economic council gary coleman says clearing houses could be a risk to our financial system is he right unpack it for you stand by him but start writing. forum wells fargo's foreign exchange bankers are fired as both regulators and the company look into shady practices in the investment banking arm wells fargo is no stranger to lawsuits arbitration and committee hearings recently the bank's new c.e.o. was questioned on capitol hill over a separate seven year long sales practice scandal which saw employees open customer accounts without their knowledge in order to meet sales targets it was followed by the dismissal of the former.