this hour's headlines stories the last leg of donald trump's asian tourists sees the u.s. leader in the philippines where his visit has been met by violent protests. but you know. the u.s. president is again offering to help mediate in the region's conflicts into the side china sea disputes. his arbitration efforts. also on to deal between russia and the kurdish military help bring dozens of children safely home from syria after their parents joy. plus debate is sparked in france as officials propose to lower the age of consent to thirteen after a man is acquitted of raping the eleven you'll. have
your tuning in from right around the world this hour welcome to moscow and to marty international i mean i know neal good to of your company our top story this hour donald trump is in the philippines on the final stop of his five nation asia tour he has been holding formal talks with president deter to the summit of regional leaders on the streets of the filipino capital though the american leader hasn't received the warmest of welcomes. well hundreds gathered again in manila following sunday's violent marches against his visit clashes with police officers resort to using water cannons to disperse the crowd. back to the summit if there is one thing should be propped second nature
to donald trump at gatherings like these it's his signature move the presidential shake but it proved to be a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders take a look. right over left one two and three. to get tricky didn't he did get there in the end though and in fairness to trump he wasn't the only leader to struggle with it as you can see as for the more important business at home the u.s. leaders been positioning himself as a peacemaker in the region's trouble spots including the spirited territorial claims in the resource laden side china sea. well a territorial dispute in the side china sea that trumps proposing to moderate involves several countries in the region both land and sea is being disputed an estimated
five trillion dollars worth of trade passes through that route every single year the president of the philippines rodrigo to turn to who is meeting with trump i believe right know you still behind closed doors had this warning for those seeking influence over the region one has would like us to come from china and the rest of the world on so many issues the south china sea is better left untouched nobody can afford to go to war and. the latest attempt promoting his peace keeping services approach. u.s. president donald trump the mediator and arbitrator or at least the he seems to think let's have a look at the conflicts he's dabbling in. there are at least two major conflicts currently brewing in this region and the longest and bloodiest one is between israel and palestine and of course trump wants to be the man in the middle the palestinians and israelis must work together to reach an agreement but i
would love to be a mediator or an arbitrator or a facilitator the problem is he appears to be playing games with both sides promising one thing to palestinians and almost denying he made those promises to israel is this really how mediation works. staying in the region america's allies have been having a bit of a spot of late early the summer saudi arabia the united arab emirates egypt and bahrain cut off diplomatic ties with qatar and started an economic boycott they cited qatari funding of terrorist groups and later it increasingly close relationship with iran as their reasons troubled though claimed he was ready to roll up his sleeves and sorted out i can help mediate between carter and in particular the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i would be willing to do so and i think you'd have a deal worked out very quickly i think it's something that's going to get solved
fairly easily but nearly six months since the fallout nobody's talking. so if mediations not proving his forte what about ruffling up those crises already settled the iran nuclear deal is now in jeopardy thanks to trump decertifying it the very deal that took a decade of tense talks and negotiations by six nations to agree this is a difficult. it's not up to any single country to terminate president of united states as many powers not this one when. i'm saying it would be a great era dialog control and multilateralism these are the efficient weapons. perhaps the donald's biggest test has been north korea and again he boasted had achieved what his predecessors failed to while had all the work you're going to be able to handle it will be it will be handled we handle everything trumps recipe for
success threaten threaten and threaten again we are totally prepared for the second option totally destroy north korea that's called the military option they will be met with fire fury topped out with huge military drills and selling weapons to every nation he could during his recent asia adventure tour prime minister of japan is going to be purchasing massive amounts of military equipment as he should he will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the united states the president and i have agreed they'll be buying a which they want and which they need and everybody thinks it makes a lot of sense we make the greatest military equipment in the world and south korea will be ordering billions of dollars of that equipment which frankly for them makes a lot of sense we make the greatest missiles in the world greatest minds in the
world really is commercial and so we would like to buy from us as little doubt trumps a good businessman but also we also in the beginning would anyone call him a good mediator and all the traitor that they were to to altie. asia. under long doldrums offers are more about scoring points for the u.s. than finding diplomatic solutions is more i mean he. look at what he has been doing what he has been saying everything is calculated in terms of. sort of tangible gains for the united states that causes problems for countries dealing with the united states because he was american first american always wins. the other parties may lose. most. diplomatic activities in terms of monetary gains in terms of
economic gains will be in august. something warm in tripoli to the group of commons. moving on russia and the kurdish military have come to an unprecedented deal that cut alive dozens of children to be brought home after their parents travel to syria to join islamist eight reporting from the country. with isis now on its last legs flights like this becoming a regular thing russian citizens looting the wives and children of isis fighters being collected wherever they're found they've surrendered or been captured and taken back to russia to rejoin their families it isn't often that a high ranking syrian kurd visits the russian base in syria but this is a special exception. tens of thousands of foreigners joined isis among them
the wives and children of jihad ists and floor to the caliphate from dozens and dozens of countries many came from russia nineteen russian speaking woman along with twenty six children were being held by the y.p. they came from all around from rocka their heads or. it took time to confirm their identities and to secure their release. the deal worked out between the russians and the kurds is unprecedented the smogs the single largest repatriation of isis family members since the terror group appeared. that it was dangerous to flee directly for three or four months we try to find a way out of syria my husband wanted to escape as well but it's impossible for iran . when the first tried to flee ourselves police caught and then present us in total we were taken to prison on three separate occasions the last time they didn't
release my father and after march they said he died it was horrible i said i was hunting us plus we had to deal with adam bandt months and i was in my i'd been bombs were falling on us like rain i happened to be buried under the rubble four times with my child there never was any civilization no economy like it was always described there were only courts and only if you had a high rank would be on your side otherwise you were nothing but here from the very beginning i wanted to leave syria but didn't know how there were in a way promote husband and try to reach the kurds maraca they help me out the children there obvious signs of trauma stunted speech and the development excessive nervousness and other symptoms brought about by what they saw war and carnage the worst is now behind them it won't be easy readjusting to life in their home countries almost all have family relatives who are more than willing to help when
all is said and done there is some responsibility to be taken here that these women came to syria voluntarily and that they may yet have to answer for the damage isis has wrought is indescribable countless people have been killed entire cities razed yet even amidst the ashes of the. disaster. is not lost there is still lives that can be repaired. meanwhile in neighboring iraq an r.t. team has been working at an orphanage where children of suspected fighters were left stranded on thankfully with the help of our viewers we managed to reunite many of them with their families.
the creation of a new european wide army is seemingly one step closer to becoming reality the twenty three e.u. member states subsidies to new joint defense pact called pascoe it's been promoted by france and germany or europe correspondent peter all of our takes us through what this could all mean for the block. permanent security cooperation or pascoe is essentially in layman's terms a military agreement it would allow the free movement across borders across national borders of military hardware and personnel without them having to be stopped to be checked its architects say it's been drawn up in response to the threats posed by terror organizations and by russia it is worth noting though that
two of the big boys at the european table in france and germany have very different ideas about how they see esko operating in reality france well they say that they wanted to be a much smaller force a much more targeted force that fits with current french military operations that are in that are under way where is germany here in berlin they're saying it should be a more all encompassing group which its critics have said could make it less effective the whole idea behind pascoe and what it may lead to a european army were expedited talks on these were expedited following the vote in two thousand and sixteen by the united kingdom to say that they were going to leave the european union the u.k. had long been an opponent of an e.u. army but were expecting now hear from yen stoltenberg the nato secretary general a little later on to find out what he has to say about what federica mocker
a need the e.u. foreign minister in all intents and purposes says is a historic day when it comes to european defense and updates of sorts on this the e.u.'s foreign policy chief editor margaret mead said on monday morning that more than fifty the military projects have really been proposed by the e.u. countries that offense perks being tied to as peter was explaining there as a new nato by some but critics warn it will be a strategic disaster. i think it's definitely another step in the wrong direction because of cause has been quite a nation among the elements of so european countries to fence purposes but overall this has taken place in the context of nato and there is no real difference because the policies which have been. persuaded and this last period of time much confrontation against russia the nato build up so i think it is to be seen in this
context and definitely it's not a cent is not something which should be seen as some kind of separate whatever and time nato i would not directly see it as aggressive move but of course i see it quite critical first of all germany with its history should not be more than a defensive military structure and with this germany suddenly is also having the possibility to do actively some military action i think it will help to play always the card good cop and bad cop the good cop is then the european army and the bad cop is the nato so i think they will really work arm in arm lots more global news right now for this r.t. . us.
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eighteen minutes into the program welcome back front is considering introducing a law which will fix the age of consent of thirteen years old it follows the acquittal of a man who was charged with raping an eleven year old girl he was unable to be prosecuted for rape because there was no evidence that what took place was not consensual with more on the story we're joined now by our two charlotte dubin ski. the court decision led to a highly emotive issue for many in france than that in the wake of that proposed changes what were they. well that's right is a highly emotive case because in france the age of consent is fifteen now what happens is if
a child under the age of fifteen has sex with an older person there is no automatic ability for the courts to charge and to put out a rape charge against an individual unless there is a suggestion that there was violence constraint or threat to prove that that person the child could not have given consent to have sexual relations with the older person and that's why in this particular case the man who is now thirty was deemed not to have or raped the eleven year old girl when he was twenty two so this is a case that's been in the courts for some time here in france now as a result of that many charities and another case that happened just a few months ago that was very similar to this charities have been calling on the french government to look at changing the law and as such french and this is have now suggested that they will look at an automatic age of consent which means that if a child has sex with an adult older than them under this age then that would automatically
be considered rape here in france now french or in this is are actually consider. setting that limit at thirteen years old and that has spoke to a huge debate in france on twitter and on the streets. there's a law on sexual assault but there can be a debate on the matter of consent of the child the new law is aimed to stop dad let's change the law quickly it does not protect the victims and leaves the perpetrators unpunished the question of the age below which the consent of the minor is presumed not to exist as very important the age of thirteen could be retained scandalous proposal governments and media what do you have inside your hands france will become a tourist destination for pedophilia thirteen years still too young why do we absolutely want her kids to grow up so fast let them be children fifteen sixteen years is an age reasonable for sex questions.
where many people are unhappy that the age of this consent could be set as low as thirteen many people feeling that it should be set at fifteen which is the current age of consent in france now in regards to this case which took place back in two thousand and nine but the justices only just ruled on it the girl who was eleven years old at the time and had those sexual relations with that man who is twenty two years old she became pregnant and that's the only reason that her parents found out that she had had sexual relations she then later gave birth to a child who is now seven years old and is in the foster system in france explaining our case and what's not to come out of a child to been ski from central paris think. the former first minister of scotland is our to use newest talk show host with the first episode tour this
thursday here's a quick preview of what's in store in the alex salmond show. it's not just the street political show it's about people and past now it is of the day and to find out something about the characters behind the public face of these personalities and what they've got to say perhaps even about issues which are not normally released to their or to those of their business or their political views i think that's of interest as well to see something of the human being behind the public figure are you not afraid of bin hosts in the rush of the program taking into consideration all their publications on the media. no attention to it russia today kind of anticipated the question i thought maybe from the son of the daily mail but a bit on the other side i'd add a quick scan back through the. russia today broadcasting and a counted fifty only about m.p.'s thirty eight tory m.p.'s fourteen s m b m p seven
liberals friesian fien to do you'd be in the green of all appear on russia today programs so you know. if it's good enough for john mcdonnell jeremy corben di and john redwood crispin blunt liam fox ian black for vince cable and cullen look at this that i can probably. stand there the criticism that the the experienced as well well he's already have intimate stand the sort of criticism he was expecting with headlines bashing alex salmond's choice to appear here on r.t. british newspaper the times for example didn't hold back. mr salmon service for the propaganda outlets of a hostile foreign autocracy does indeed evince a lack of judgment self-respect and shame even the current leader of the scottish nationalist party if someone's own party of course expressed hurt. hi debbie nast which i was and i would've advised him to seek another channel to hear the sure and
of course alec is not currently an elected politician a nice fee to meet camp whatever decisions he wishes to meet well i found that slightly older actually because normally the scottish national party the party that both members of is normally pretty cohesive well i think it's very all the situation we seem to be increasingly in where people want to know platform various individuals various stations you see all the time news article say disgraceful the x. politician sure the platform and somebody or it's terrible why politics should turn various stations in various countries i believe in a plurality i believe actually that people should appear or whatever t.v. or radio station or whatever platform they want because it's important to create a sense of dialogue we don't want to be in a position where all we have to get is the b.b.c. said it's worth hearing different opinions and not say for all of its failings those do that. three hundred forty people are no thought to have been killed in
a powerful earthquake that struck the northern border region between iran and iraq a further six thousand more people have been injured according to iranian state t.v. on the iraqi side of the border the earthquake has killed at least seven and injured hundreds the seven point three magnitude quake struck on sunday evening causing buildings to collapse there have also been landslides in the mountainous region a desperate search for survivors is underway for many thought trapped under rubble the number of casualties is expected to rise tremors were felt in baghdad as far afield a site the strike electricity has been cut off in several cities in both iran and iraq communications are disrupted hampering the rescue effort. and that is one of the stories we will be up to me on in the coming hours this is our international scene after nine.
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