thank you. the last leg of donald trump's asian tour says the u.s. leader in the philippines where his visit has been met by violent protests. what you know. meanwhile the u.s. president is again offering to help mediate in the region's conflicts a draw dives into the south china sea dispute we look closer at this arbitration efforts and a landmark deal in moscow kurdish military helps bring dozens of russian speaking children safely home from syria after their parents joined islamic state. is parked in france as officials proposed to change sexual consent laws after a man is acquitted of raping an eleven year old girl.
can you watching r.t. international this monday evening where it's just turned nine o'clock here in the russian capital. i don't trump is in the philippines at the moment on the final stop of his five nation asia tour he's held his first formal talks with president hu to say the assy and summit of regional leaders and although the two did he preyed on each other on the streets the philippine capital the american leader didn't receive the warmest of welcomes. hundreds gathered again in manila earlier following sunday's violent demonstrations against his police and political to cannon and sonic weapons to disperse the crowds let's go back to the summit because if there's one thing sorry that should be second nature to donald trump at such gatherings it's his. presidential handshake
but it proved to be quite a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders and now i'm pretty sure i have right over left it one two and three. but he did get there in the end didn't he in fairness though to trump he wasn't the only leader there struggling with it as for the more important business at hand the u.s. leaders as leader has been positioning himself as a peacemaker in the region he's been offering to mediate in the territorial dispute over the resource laden south china sea. but you know. the disagreement over the area involves several countries here and both land and sea are being contested an estimated five trillion dollars worth of trade passed through the retail every year the president of the philippines feel pretty good to say had had this warning for those seeking to influence the region so much for what
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. looks at donald trump's latest attempt to promoting his peace keeping services abroad. 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 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. 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 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 if we make the greatest missiles in the world greatest minds in the world really is commercial interest in the world 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 trade to let the rich altie. ajor affairs analyst and
learn says that donald trump is more interested in 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 in terms of some sort of tangible gains for the united states that causes problems for countries the ailing with the united states because he was american first american always wins that means that the other parties we may lose trump sees most of diplomatic activities in terms of monetary gains in terms of you can economic gains will be in august things rather than contradicting something wall in tripoli to the group of commons. in other news this evening russia and the kurdish military have come to an unprecedented deal that could allow dozens of children to return home after their
parents traveled to syria to join islamic state with the details his mother gets the. 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 whether they've surrendered or been captured and taken back to russia to rejoin their families it isn't often that a high ranking syrian could 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 this who flocked 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 my idea and 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 police and imprisoned 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. 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 to hire. rank would be on your side otherwise you were nothing. from the very beginning i wanted to leave syria but didn't know how there were no way pramod husband and try to reach the kurds rocca they held me alt the children bare obvious signs of trauma stunted speech under development excessive nervousness and other symptoms brought about by what they saw more and carnage the worst is now behind them it won't be easy readjusting to life in their home countries almost have family relatives who are more than willing to help when all is said and done there is some responsibility to be taken here these women came to syria voluntarily and not 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 this disaster. is not lost there are still lives that can be repaired. were gassed if reporting there in iraq neighboring iraq an r.t. team has been working at an orphanage there where children of suspected eisel fighters were left stranded and thankfully today we're pleased to say with the help of our viewers we have managed to reunite many of them with their families. i. got that model was it was i'm usually. move or is it what the menu bar none doesn't
that france is considering changing the laws around sexual consent it follows the acquittal of a man he was charged with raping an eleven year old girl he was unable to be prosecuted day for right because there is no evidence that what took place was without consent shall it takes a closer look at the story. well thirty year old man was acquitted of raping the eleven year old girl when he was twenty two years old this is a case it's been in the court system for some time in france now and the fact that he was acquitted 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 she 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 hands france 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 you presume consent should be fifteen and certainly not the thirteen that's now being scuffed by french ministers showing you there we got some reaction to this story from people in paris. but see ridiculous lilo thirteen is the first stage of a teenager i personally think it should be the age of consent should be sixteen at least i think that's what it is worldwide don't sway to. cause i think thirteen is very young to decide and each i guess fifteen is the most reasonable age for sexual decision. is easy to manipulate a person of that age to consent that's terrible as of old thirteen is young enough
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welcome back now hollywood has been rocked by scandal after scandal recently with titans of the american film industry falling and movies being can't sort of just appears to be hollow words the worst kept secret the hollywood sexual harassment scandals couldn't get worse i can't remember anything like this ever happening before in the film industry it is
a new one out every single day and the story is not done yet i mean we're still every day there seems to be a new disclosure the latest personality to be accused of star trek actor george takei but he appears to be turning to the all too familiar scapegoat russia to explain the intense media coverage in an annual discuss this twist with some miracle. well it seems like the u.s. can't go a day without mentioning russia and now in the latest george takei star trek star who i'm sure you've heard of is now attacking russia after very serious accusations of sexual assault ok spell out i'd first rush being blamed for this how come well this seems like quite the stretch but in a deleted post take a actually tweeted that russian bots were amplifying the allegations and now in the same tweet he posted a chart which showed that russian trolls were almost exclusively targeting him so apparently these so-called russian trolls have nothing better to do than spread
gossip but how do they actually trace it back to the russian bots in this case well the source the alliance for securing democracy is entirely dedicated to tracking russian influence on twitter but in their methodology they explained that the six hundred accounts that they monitor aren't necessarily controlled by russia they also mention that not all content is created by russia but the majority of the content is created by third parties so what's been the reaction to this are people convinced by what he had to say surprisingly no instead of ramping up the russian hysteria they actually mocked his claim so this is quite the refreshing change from what we've seen in the past.
the creation of a unified european army could soon be a reality twenty three member states have signed a new joint defense pact called pescado and it's being promoted by france and germany our europe correspondent peter all of a takes us through nye what this could actually 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 us go 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 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 where these foreign policy chief
mentioned there is more he needed say on monday that more than fifty military projects have already been proposed by the country's defense pact is being touted to as a new nato by some although critics they warn it could be a strategic disaster. i think it's definitely another step in the wrong direction because of cause there has been quite a nation among the elements of say european countries defense 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 the spirit of that and much confrontation against russia the nato bid up so i think it is to be seen in this context and definitely it's not a sin is not something which should be seen as some kind of separate whatever in 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 cop 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. so that brings you up to date don't forget to get a chance to have a look at our website called plenty more on the theme. here's what people have been saying about redacted in the us actually just pull
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i'm so. they hit language presidential campaign is affecting american muslims who find themselves increasingly on the receiving end of a rise in hate crime they are into trunks presidency how will the president's words under citizens of the country islamic minority my guess today a straight up parsi former informal adviser to obama administration. anahad of the national iranian american council. muslims in america find themselves in the crosshairs once again as president. right when he coined the middle east
is once again on the rise as you can physically with terrorism have tragic consequences for the country's space mamak minority. against him what can be done to. trita parsi welcome to the show it's great to have you on our program so it's. so was elected during his campaign he made quite a lot of anti islam comments but so far none of this had a really being acted on was it all just a ploy to fire up his base or really hold some kind of grudge against muslims. i think is incorrect to say that it's not been acted upon because it only took him roughly ten days to put into place the first muslim ban which ended up of course being deemed unconstitutional in the court it went all the way up to the supreme court but then donald trump himself pulled it and presented a new version of that ban which is also now being blocked and will probably end up
going to the supreme court so i think it's a he clearly has acted on it i think that he does so largely because he has a base that has been fed some of this islamophobia and wants to see it acted upon but we haven't seen him necessarily do anything concrete in the region yet short of of course the certifying the iran deal making the future of the iran the all very uncertain as well as what is now happening with the alliance with saudi arabia and which trumps so far has backed everything saudi arabia is doing that we're going to talk in detail about they rounded up a bit later but before that the council on american islamic relations has narrowed and on those hundred percent increase in anti muslim hate crimes in the first of two thousand and seventeen compared to two thousand and sixteen why is this happening well i think it's quite clear that this is not something that is coming
from the bottom up but it's actually being promoted from the top even during the bush era after nine eleven there was an increase in. muslim hate crime but it didn't actually really start to rise up until during the obama years when you had a republican party that was very much using a language of islamophobia now you have a president who got elected on a platform of islamophobia so it is quite predictable that when you have leaders using language of that kind in essentially giving a green light for these types of bigoted sentiments that that is going lead to. to d's types of crimes in society but others a lot of people as a kid trump of spring anti muslim sentiment across the country but research from the pew research center shows that a growing number of americans are actually becoming more sympathetic towards muslims as muslim discrimination a part of the us mainstream media says stereo or is tom's anti islam rather aches
employee i don't know maybe having a reverse of fact i think it is having a reverse effect because a lot of people are starting to see the discrimination against muslims in the united states or people from middle eastern background a lot of the people that are being discriminated against are actually not muslims but they're being perceived to be middle easterners and muslims there's a lot of people who started to realize that that's no different from the discrimination that earlier and continues to be is taking place against the african-american community or other communities and as a result it should be opposed in the same way but while the number of people who are opposed to islam before you have increased it doesn't mean that islamophobia attacks and crimes will not increase that small minority that hold those views feel emboldened and empowered by the rhetoric and by the policy initiatives of the trumpet ministration i think that's the reason why we're seeing an increasing.