the last leg of donald trump's asian tour 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 this china sea disputes we look closer at his arbitration efforts. an unprecedented deal between russia and the kurdish military help bring dozens of children safely home from syria to their parents joined islamic state. plus this hour it depicts is sparked in front so as officials propose to lower the age of consent to search for him is acquitted of rape.
hello there just after seven am in san francisco eleven pm in singapore and six in the evening here in moscow this monday november thirteenth welcome to the program i mean i know you are top story don't trump is in the philippines only final stop of his five nation asia tour he's held his first formal talks with president deter attain the summit of regional leaders and although the two heaped praise on each other on the streets of the filipino capital the american leader didn't receive the warmest of welcomes. well hundreds gathered again. earlier following sunday's violent demonstrations against his face police employed water cannon and some like weapons to disperse the
crowd. back to the summit if there is one thing that should be second nature to dull from such gatherings it's his presidential hunch ik but it proved to be quite a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders take a look and now for the. right over left it one two and three. yeah he did get there in the end on in fairness to trump he wasn't the only leader as we can see to struggle with it was for the more important business the u.s. leaders been positioning himself as a peacemaker in the region he's been offering to mediate in the territorial dispute over the resource laden side china sea. the disagreement over the area in several countries on both long island see our
contest that an estimated five trillion dollars worth of trade passes through the route every year the president of the philippines rodrigo deter this warning though for those seeking influence in 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 deer a cheater and donald trump's latest attempt at 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. saying 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 trump 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 and dangerous game 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 of dialogue control and multilateralism these are the efficient weapons . perhaps the donald's biggest test has been north korea and again he posted hate achieve what his predecessors failed to what had all of us are going to be able to have done 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 top 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 where it is commercial and so we would like to buy from us as little doubt
trumps a good businessman but as we all start the beginning would anyone call him a good mediator and all the trade to let the rich altie. asia affairs analyst under long donald trump's offers are more about scoring points for the u.s. than finding diplomatic solutions is more i mean he. would look at what he has been doing what he has been saying everything is calculated it. was all. sort of tangible gains for the united states but that course is proper 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 an artist.
something wall in tripoli to the group will commons. russia and the kurdish military have come to an unprecedented deal but cattle are dozens of children to be brought home after their parents travel to syria to join us live make state 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 air base in syria but this is a special exception. tens of thousands of foreigners joined isis among them the wives and children of jihad its flaws 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. ji they came from all around from rocka there is order. it took time to confirm their identities and to secure their release. the deal worked out between the russians and the kurds is unprecedented 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 . that's when the fast tried to flee police and imprisoned in total we were taken to present 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 then or in a way promote husband and try to reach the kurds and rocca to help me out the children 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 and most have family relatives who are more than willing to help when all
is said and done there is some responsibility to be taken here most of 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 on an orphanage where children of suspected fighters were left stranded and thankfully with the help of a few hours we managed to reunite many of them with their families.
front is considering changing the law to 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 trying to do been ski takes a closer look at the story. well the thirty year old man was acquitted of raping the eleven year old girl when he was twenty two years old this is a the case it's been in the court system for some time in france now and the fact that he was a quick. it of raping this eleven year old girl has caused absolute controversy here in france people describing an eleven year old child as being innocent as being unable to give consent to sexual relations godless of what the situation was
now some of the details of this case have been pretty horrific it turns out that the girl who is eleven years old at the time actually became pregnant following that sexual encounter and then later gave birth to a child a child that's now in the foster system here in france well that's led to french ministers discussing a proposal to change the law to create a presumed age of consent in france but ministers say that that presumed age of consent could be as low as thirteen and that has caused extreme controversy here in france with many people unhappy that a child at the age of thirteen could be able to say yes or no to having sexual relations scandals proposal governments or media what do you have inside your had friends will become a tourist destination for pedophilia thirteen years still too young why do we absolutely want our kids to grow up so fast let them be children fifteen sixteen
years is an age reasonable for sex questions well it's not just the only case of its kind here in france just in the last few months another man was acquitted of raping another eleven year old girl and at the time we spoke to some children's charities who were absolutely outraged at the court system here in france could deem that a child that young could give consent for sexual relations now one other time when we spoke to them they demanded that there be an immediate change in the law but they suggest that that lowest age to presume consent should be fifteen and certainly not the thirteen that's now being scuffed by french ministers. twenty three member states saw a defense pact that could pave the way towards a unified european army that story and more after this break.
seventy minutes into the program welcome back you came on teacher us been suspended from work and could lose his job after referring to a transgender student as a girl when they identify as being a boy that's despite having apologized saying it was excellent well we can cross the line to the teacher in question no joshua sutcliffe joshua very welcome to the program thanks for taking the time to speak to us first of all can you talk us through just what happened during that particular class. the particular class i welcomed all the students in normally and as you'd expect. the student in question. came in did very well and then i said well done
girls started really well and i was met with a fierce rebuttal. and i sincerely apologize. i then found six weeks later that i was going to be under investigation for a missed doing within the community and this really for one day transpired to be two days and then three days and then it's now been six days where i've been sat in the in an office not being able to teach my math lessons so valley's the reason they were saying you were suspended miss gendry. mr mr enduring was the allegation. just i'm just looking at. you and i'm just looking at some of the media reports there's been so much coverage on this over the last number of days some are saying that on a number of occasions previously you called people
a girl and avoided using pronoia and such as he and him instead using as she or her in reference to the child how do you respond to the. would always try and refer to the student by name. and i don't remember any other of these allegations i don't remember. that was the one that was the formal time that happened that i said no apologies. but. those other allegations that's just not the case so what do you normally say to other students in the class you would call them by their name instead of using he or she for other pupils. yes of course i do because i teach two hundred students but i know them all by name and. i want them to know that i know them and want them to do well how do you react to your accusations are of bullying as has been suggested in these reports. i think i've been bullied really
for you know for who i am within the school setting up a bible club and then it being shut down with an iron fist really. mentioning. you know having so many people coming along to the bible club and being interested in the bible. and i feel like i've been. discriminated against. within the community and i think that's a trend. nationwide is that christians are able to. live out their faith in a professional setting. there has been just so much reaction to this both supporting you and against you in terms of other teachers afterschool and other persons have you heard from them what's been the reaction to you from.
where with regards to the other teachers i wasn't i wasn't able to talk to them or allude to them exactly what the allegation was i did tell some teachers that there was a. dialogue going on between myself and the head teacher of the school. i don't remember the second part of your question so. in terms of the of the parents because we know that one of the parents of the children who you spoke to brought. the allegation against you have you heard from other parents. you're won't have to look far at all to find parents that. love me being there child's math teacher and you won't have to look five thousand students that love me be in their math each to respected within the community i think yes they do you all know that i'm
a christian but they also know that i long for them to do well in the exams in tests and to succeed in the classroom and you don't have to look far to find a whole community that would be the same so you believe there is a bias because of your christian faith in the school what are your expectations then from from the upcoming disciplinary hearing. with how things are going at the moment becoming more more and. pessimistic about that. obviously i would just like to for dignity and respect to be held and for people's convictions to be upheld within. you know in a professional setting. has it affected your desire to be a teacher in the future. i love to teach i love to teach and.
i've. you know they'll be a school that would be willing to hire me and they'll see that i do all things excellently. in terms of the way you teachers not just yourself speak to students not only in your school or in the u.k. did you get any any training any advice on how to do that. well i think there's there's a movement by stonewall to get some of this stuff into the staff training. but i don't think it's being rigorously tested it as something that works. so i think it's something that probably needs to be discussed at the highest level within our stead within policy politics and. hopefully this one minor incident brings this to the forefront of people's minds and perhaps just listening to joshua is another teacher somebody else in a different position in
a different profession in a similar position what would you say to them if they find themselves perhaps not able to speak the way that they want to speak because if you were their faith or something else what would you say to them that just get all with the job because of what has happened to you or stand up for your beliefs even in a professional setting which might raise some opposition. well what we're going to come up against is that we come into a society where if you're offended by any. thing. you can make a report and in. some more of a veto you know you can if some if someone causes offense then you're. able to report them and so on so i think it's not going to be going in the right direction i think. you know i think we can all speak freely within. the context of respects and dignity and i think as long as there's an understanding
that we're acting in love and compassion for one another people. then i think we'll have a stronger society ok thank you very much for coming on the program and sharing what what's been happening to you on what is going to come from it you hope my teacher joshua cliff speaking to us this hour live thank you. thank you bye. i know the creation of a new european wide army is seemingly one step closer to becoming reality twenty three member states have signed a new joint defense pact called pescado it's been promoted by france and germany or europe correspondent peter all over takes us through what that could all mean for the book. 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. 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 pescado 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 and 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 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 live from moscow this is our timor programs right ahead. one hundred years ago russia was consumed by revolution and unprecedented violence is not an understatement to say the russian revolution or bolshevik could a top was a defining moment of the twentieth century how did it change russia. it's
after a time they were going underground on the official deadline day for r.t. america to register as a foreign agent of the usa or be liable for arrests coming up on the show don't let my past be your future twenty four hours after remembrance day we speak to world war two veteran old harry smith about u.k. prime minister teresa mayes disgraced defense secretary and what he thinks of his replacement who has consistently voted to weaken veterans rights award nominated comic book writer and creator of the kingsmen franchise mark miller on the thing his blockbuster credentials are the scottish labor leadership race which decides who will lead jeremy cauldrons party north of the border this saturday but for balance edinburgh labor councillor cammy day tells us why he supports. scottish labor the man who supported jeremy corbin before calling for his resignation all the ball coming up at today's going underground but first un climate change conference call twenty three continues in europe today so while one e.u.
member spain continues to threaten the very idea of democracy itself another member hosts a meeting to decide the fate of the world although for some manmade climate change isn't even really an issue at all here's what donald trump said about the crop twenty one paris climate accord i was elected to represent. the citizens of pittsburgh not parents you know in the are as ignorant as this. not only can provide safe cheap power but it can also help reduce our carbon emissions that's for u.k. pm drazen may want to criticize trump's environmental credentials holding hands with him she backs of support for fracking shall cast does have the potential to power economic growth. of anyone and gas industries and you know the sectors under mystic energy so with jobs in energy for who will they be any humans left to use the energy that is the scientific truth of climate.